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  1. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    We took a red eye last time we visited Disney and I took one last September to DC as well. I typically dislike them. But if it means I can arrive at 11am instead of 5pm, I'm all for it! They're tough on kids though. I sat next to a poor woman with a crying 2 year old for half of the flight to DC. I don't think I got sleep for 48 hours on that trip. Although the nice thing about red eye flights when you're on the west coast is that you'll usually get tired when it's time to go to bed local time, despite the fact that it's dinner time at home.

    Are you guys from Portland?
     
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  3. oregonmommyof2

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    We are actually in Salem... Only an hour from PDX though... We are debating staying at a hotel the night before or just having our friend drive us up at 3 am for our flight... It's not like I will be able to sleep anyways... :laughing: Our friend wants to just drive us so we don't have to pay for parking and the hotel, but we will see...
     
  4. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    We are going to have water shipped to Pop from Costco, however, I'm debating about how much. We drink bottled water at home and I can't stand the taste of tap water. The water from Costco comes in a 24 pack, so that's 12 each for 9 days. That's not much. Maybe I should get two. Then we each have 24. That's at least one to take to the park each day and one for evening.

    Thoughts?
     
  5. pamjb

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    Definately get two cases. If you have any leftover, you can always pass it along to someone who looks like they are checking in as you are leaving.
    We had 3 cases for our party of 9 in June. It was 100º hot. We went thru the 3 cases in 4 days!
     
  6. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    I think we will get two cases. Although the OCD monster in me is telling me to get 3 cases because 72 is divisible by 9 and then we will each have exactly 4 bottles of water per day instead of 2.66. :rotfl: BUT we will not be returning to the hotel in the afternoon and we will not want to lug around 3 bottles of water in each of our bags, KWIM? Having one to take to the park and one for evenings at the hotel will be nice.

    Our luggage tags arrived in the mail yesterday, as well as the Medieval Times tickets from Undercover Tourist! :banana: I called up MT and reserved our date while DH was in the other room. I felt very sneaky. It occurred to me that I didn't select seats when I booked our flights on Hotwire. I think I better call the airline to make sure we're not sitting in front of the bathrooms.

    Big thank you to Alyssa810, who is supplying my DH with a free Pin Lanyard. I asked him if he wanted to do pin trading and he shrugged and said sure. Isn't that incredible? He's still insisting that he's not going to ride small world, but I've got news for him. I told him I would ride Big Thunder Mtn if he rides small world with me. He's still not sure.

    Looking at pin lanyards is dangerous. I really want a pirate one. I won a YOMD lanyard on our last trip. It was kind of funny, because my mom and I had said we would only do pin trading if we won a lanyard for free---and we did right as we got off Mission Space! Shortly after that, I hopped in the single rider line at Test Track. There was a little girl in front of me with a princess lanyard and we talked about pins. She asked me if I wanted to trade, but the only pins I had were the two YOMD pins, and I wanted to keep them. After we got off the ride, she insisted on giving me one of her princess pins. I stood there in shock for a few moments afterward and chased her down to give her one of the YOMD pins. Later on, I saw the same pin on a CM's lanyard and got it back. I was really glad that I gave that pin away, though. I felt like a horrible person when that little girl gave me her princess pin!
     
  7. disneygirlinnj

    disneygirlinnj DIS Veteran

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    Ok for one...I'm subbing! :) Second... you're leaving JUST as we get there! Third... ugh can we please not talk about the heat? I'm dreading it :eek:

    Now on to comment on all your ideas and fun stuff :)

    How big eaters are you? I went with my mom on the DDP last time and we agreed it was a good amount of food BUT we were also on it when the appeitzer was still included in the normal dining plan. We didn't really share CS breakfasts, we were usually really hungry in the morning. Lunches that we had we DEFINITELY could have shared. They were huge!

    Also for breakfast sometimes we just got some snacks. I believe at Pop, buiscuts and gravy are considered a snack item, etc.

    For some crazy reason mom and I decided to attempt the DxDDP this upcoming trip :scared1:

    LOVE your bathing suit! It's so cute! :)

    Wow even for forgetting about ADRs you got some awesome places AND times! Mmmmm Chefs de France!

    I can't believe everyones Sept trips are coming up so soon! :banana: And keys to the kingdom sounds amazing! I'm heading back down to WDW for the marathon in january and planning on booking it for myself when I'm solo for a few days.



    Nice flight times! :)

    hahahahah this made me giggle, you guys are hilairous
     
  8. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    He just loves to pick on me for my OCDness. It's bad. I mean, it's really bad. We have adventures in OCDness every day. For example, I decided to shop for my college school supplies on Wednesday because of a sale. DH slept in that morning and I went straight to there store. I was there for an HOUR in the school supplies department, carrying around three different 5 subject notebooks and trying to decide between them.

    "This one has really smooth paper. But the lines are too close together. And on this one, the lines are too dark. But this one will get all busted up within the first two weeks because it doesn't have a double wire spiral. And this one only has 120 sheets of paper, while this one has 150. I really should have a thicker section for Math and Science. Do they make 2 subject notebooks?"

    ^^^^ Me talking to myself at the store.

    I finally called DH.

    "Honey, I can't make up my mind. *Tells him everything I was just saying to myself*. What do I do?"

    "Yawn... Just, uh, why don't you order those expensive notebooks that you really liked?"

    I have an obsession with Levenger's Circa notebooks. I want to buy one so badly, but they cost a lot and I'm afraid to invest that much $$ into something that still might not work for me.

    I finally found a solution that worked for me and ventured into the pen department, where I again felt the need to call DH.

    "Ooooo, honey, guess what? You know those pens I like? The Pilot G2 gel pens? Well now Pilot changed their Dr. Grip pens to be compatible with the G2 ink and I can have a Dr. Grip Gel Pen!"

    DH: :sad2: :confused3 :confused:

    He is oh so lucky that I haven't purchased binders and notebooks for Disney. I'm currently trying to figure out how to print out a booklet from MS Word instead, because a binder or notebook would be too heavy. Unfortunately, Word refuses to print out my pages in the correct order. This makes me very sad.
     
  9. tink1957

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    I thought I was OCD, but you've got me beat. I'm really enjoying hearing about your plans. We're going to be at WDW at the same time as you Sept 18-29 & also attending MNSSHP on 9/22. We're dining at Tony's before the party. This will be the second party for DS & I (we had a blast last year) and DD's first. You're gong to love it, I'm sure.
     
  10. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    I finally figured out how to print a booklet in Microsoft Word! Yahoo! I have a 64 page 1/2 letter sized Word Document containing our packing list, itineraries, and menus. I even designed a cover for it. I'm going to print two copies for DH and me. It's only 16 pages when it's printed because it's 4 pages per sheet. I'll post pictures when the final version is done. For now, here's our day 0/1 itinerary.

    9/14:
    11:59pm - Fly out of PDX (Portland, OR)

    9/15:
    11:00am - Flight lands
    Catch DME to Pop Century
    Lunch at Everything Pop
    Head to Magic Kingdom and ride a few rides
    Dinner at Beaches & Cream
    Unpack, relax, swim, etc.

    Notes:
    Buy refillable mug. Get Just Married and First Trip Pins. Decorate resort door!
     
  11. CupidsKiss

    CupidsKiss Do these pixie wings make my tush look big?

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    I had to pop in and subscribe.
    I too made the mistake of showing my family the "making of the Kitchen Sink" on utube and now we are making the trip to Beaches and Cream. Of course there are five of us to work on it...but as I had a gastric bypass it is just a direct means for me to be left feeling sick..so perhaps just tthe cherries for me!

    Hope to cross paths at the Pop and MNSSHP!

    Diana
     
  12. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    I haven't had gastric bypass and it still looks like a direct means to me feeling sick! :lmao: We'll look for you guys.
     
  13. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    Oy, so I checked our seat assignments for our flights. I prefer an aisle seat, but for one of our flights we have a middle and a window seat. Also, on another flight, we're kind of far back. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

    Speaking of losing some, I have an old Continental OnePass account from when I had a debit card that gave me airline miles, but now I can't find the #! Grr! I need to go to the bank tomorrow and get it figured out. I know they have my # on file.

    I ordered 10 pins for DH and I from Ebay. The seller was a power seller with no negative feedback. They had sold TONS of pins, and no one ever said they received any fakes. Here's hoping we don't either. If we do, it was only $15 anyway.

    Here are plans for Day 2:

    Breakfast in hotel room
    Rope drop at Epcot
    Get Fastpass for Soarin’ (everyone swears you need to do this, so I will oblige. I'm not huge on Soarin', actually)
    Ride Test Track
    Ride Mission Space (I might try the intense side...)
    Ride Soarin’
    Lunch at Sunshine Seasons
    Ride Living with the Land
    Tour the Seas
    Ride Nemo
    See Turtle Talk with Crush
    Ride Journey into Imagination
    See Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

    We have dinner reservations at Teppan Edo for 4:40pm, so hopefully we will be able to finish all of this in time to catch the boat to Japan. If we have extra time, we will hop back on Test Track for sure!

    Take boat to Japan
    Tour Japan
    Do Pick a Pearl
    4:40pm Dinner at Teppan Edo
    Tour France
    Tour United Kingdom
    Tour Canada
    Watch O Canada
    9:00pm See IllumiNations - What's the best spot to see this on your way out of the park?
     
  14. crocko

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    Epcot Day....sounds very fun......(assuming you'll get a chance to visit the "Westside" of the World Showcase later, right?)

    As for getting everything done before the Teppan Edo ressie...I definitely think you'll be able to....especially if you're planning on hitting rope drop.
     
  15. disneygirlinnj

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    great plans!

    I'm not huge on Soarin either but I WILL say it's a million times better if you ask to sit in the very front row. The first few times we didnt and we had feet in our view and it ruined the effect. When we finally asked to sit in the front it was MUCH MUCH better! Still not my favorite...but good nonetheless!
     
  16. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    We have another full day at Epcot planned. I'm using the UG's two day Epcot touring plan---although I think I modified it a little bit because I knew we would want to ride Test Track at least 3x.

    I keep telling DH that we can probably knock out the touring plans in the first 1/2 to 3/4 of the day and then have the rest of the day to do w/e we please if we get there by rope drop. I'm hoping this it true!

    I think I heard so much hype about it before I got to ride that I assumed it would be a mind blowing experience. :rotfl: Of course, it wasn't. But I'm also afraid of heights. It makes me a bit uncomfortable. DH might want to ride it several times, though. He went on it in CA but doesn't remember whether or not he liked it. Figures!
     
  17. lacrosse_lady72

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    OMG, you sound exactly like me!!!

    Things need to be perfect for me otherwise I will feel uneasy about it. When I was in HS, my English teacher made us use a composition notebook so I ended up using those and LOVING them, now I can't not use one unless I absolutely cannot. They're perfect but I'm picky about the whiteness of it and I hate wide ruled so I have to spring the $5 for a Five Star notebook.

    But if I can't decide between things, I will carry them along with me in store for a long time trying to decide. It takes me quite a while to buy something sometimes :)

    I'm in too! I love that you're from Long Beach! I'm always down for reading a PTR from someone from the NW!

    Also, I'm with you on the heat! It sucks in September! But it looks like we're going around the same time you are 9/18-10/2 so I might bump into at Pop!!! I remember September 2007 also but the only thing I can remember is all the rain, it was terrible. Last year was as perfect as it could get, it only rained one day for us Sept 15-29, 2008... the rest of the time it was very sunny but still hot.

    Red-eye is definitely better especially with how far you live from PDX. Where's your layover?
     
  18. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    We have family that lives in Hillsboro, haha.

    I guess the rain didn't phase us on our September trip. We had good shoes and ponchos and trekked right through it. If it hadn't been for the heat and humidity and thunderstorms, it would've been just like home! I'm hoping for a freak cold snap, no thunderstorms, and no rain. A girl can dream, right?

    Our layover is in Houston, TX both ways.
     
  19. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    I have an errand filled morning today. I finally changed my last name to my DH's---it took forever because the nearest Social Security Office is not so near and I couldn't do it while summer term classes were going on---and now I need to go get my new ID. I swear, the teacher from Ferris Bueller works at the DMV here. Once I have my new ID, it's off to see the bank, the school, etc. But then it's...

    Shopping Time! :cool1:

    I'm going to buy the rest of the stuff we need for the trip today if I have time. Also, I might swing by Home Depot and swipe some more Mickey Heads! :rotfl:
     
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    SHOPPING!!! My favorite subject ever! Good luck shopping, I bet you'll have fun :)
     
  21. SilverL

    SilverL My DH thinks he's Tarzan and I'm Jane. Go figure!

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    My errands got waylaid yesterday and my shopping trip was a no go :(

    However, guess what I got in the mail? Two Pin Lanyards from Alyssa810! Thank you SO MUCH! DH is going to wear one and I think I will put the pins I am willing to trade on one and put my keepers on my silver YOMD lanyard.

    I broke out the laminator today and decided to make DIS pins. I took the lime green mickey heads for this and wrote DO on one ear and YOU on the other ear, and DIS? in the middle for my DH's lanyard. For mine, I added SilverL below DIS. Then I laminated and trimmed them, leaving plastic in between the ears. I punched a hole through the plastic. So now we can attach them to our lanyards with a safety pin. Now, however, I'm wondering if I should've made them double sided? I will experiment. Here they are:

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    and here is all of my mickey and not so mickey mail:

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