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Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by Pegasus928, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    We once came off ET ride at Universal to see one of the worst storms I have ever encountered, we decided to ride ET about 10 times in a row while the storm eased. It got very repetative:rotfl2:
     
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  3. xjessebellex

    xjessebellex Faith,trust & pixie dust

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    Name: Jess (24)

    Family: Mum, Brother and two dogs

    Occupation: Sales for photographic equipment

    Home town: Berkshire, England

    Favorite Park: I love all parks with a passion but Magic Kingdom has to be my favorite. Nothing beats the feeling I get when I see the Castle! Just feels soooo magical.:lovestruc

    Favorite Attraction: Too many to choose! Soarin, Expedition Everest, Dinosaur, Peter pan’s flight

    Favorite Coaster: Rock n Roller coaster hands down!

    Favorite Nighttime show: Wishes and Fantasmic :love:

    Favorite restaurant: Does main street bakery count?? haha

    Disney trips: 1995, 2004, 2010 Disneyland Paris, 2009, 2012, 2013 Disneyworld

    Favorite characters: Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel, Alice, Peter pan, Tinkerbell

    Hobbies: Disney, Reading, Walking, Animals, Movies,shopping
     
  4. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Any trips planned Jess? Wish I was there now instead of stood here in the freezing cold getting my hands cut to bits with holly.:rotfl2:
     
  5. xjessebellex

    xjessebellex Faith,trust & pixie dust

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    Hi Wayne :-) I'm hoping to go to disney world next year. Not sure on when as just depends how quickly I can save up and find someone who wants to join me :-) I soo wish I was there now,never been at Christmas either. Do you have any trips planned?
     
  6. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Next trip is April 1st for 2 weeks. Flying to Miami (1st night at airport) 2 nights in Key West, 3-4 nights up the west coat then about a week in Orlando.
    Thats our original plan but a 4 night Disney cruise leaves Miami on April 3rd, Myself and Son would prefer to do that instead of west coast but my Wife doesn't.
    After that we usually go in summer but our Son is trying to get a US university place next year so can't plan anything til he knows his plans, possibly end of March before he finds out.
     
  7. Sundancer UK

    Sundancer UK DIS Veteran

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    Popping in here for a tentative hi *waves* :) I've been a member for Disboards for some time, but after a serious case of Post WDW Blues, I found it really hard to check in anymore (is that really really weird?) Well I remember what a fantastic community it is here, and I also am at the point where I am willing to do almost anything to get back there next year! Much sooner than we ever planned, but my older children are getting close to exams ages at school now, which makes planning a holiday so much harder.
    So please go gentle on me if I ask stupid questions - I might not be a new member, but I'm still kind of a newbie!

    Name: Elaine

    Family: Husband Liam, Son Frazer, Daughter Scarlett, Son Rowan, Son Robin, Son Baby Jasper
    (and Cat Roz and Dog Tonks!)

    Occupation: Part time breastfeeding peer counsellor

    Home town: London, England

    Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom - I can't help it! The fantasy, the magic, the everything! *sigh*

    Favorite Attraction: I really just can not decide!

    Favorite Nighttime show: Wishes

    Favorite restaurant: Ohana

    Disney trips: Only been once, May 2011. We went with our 4 children for 2 weeks and it was the first time we had ever even all had passports so it was a big brave adventure! Loved every minute even more than I dared hope. We went saying that this was our once in a lifetime thing, but left with me saying we HAVE to go back. Now we have another baby and he NEEDS to go experience it! I want to go next year, and am aware that after that we wont go again until I have adult children!

    Favorite characters: Mickey, Peter Pan, Ugly Step sisters - oh and Aladdin was a star!

    Hobbies: Ermmm, what's that again? I think I'm too busy for hobbies! lol

    What I need to know is how to get good deals - We didn't do so well on that front last time and with 7 of us going I need all the help I can get. I'm going to go search, but feel free to help me out here!


    Edited to add - I really need to update my signature!
     
  8. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome back Elaine, keep asking the questions:goodvibes
     
  9. jaideo

    jaideo Earning My Ears

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    Name: Michaela (44)

    Family: Husband and two boys (9 + 13)

    Occupation: accountant

    Home town: Bad Fallingbostel (north of Germany)

    Favorite Park: I can't make up my mind, I love all of them

    Favorite Attraction: Too many but ToT and Pirates are cool.

    Favorite Coaster: Rock n Roller coaster

    Favorite Nighttime show: Fantasmic

    Favorite restaurant: Chef Mickey

    Favorite characters: all classic characters

    Hobbies: Disney, travelling, fitness/sports

    Disney trips: DLP about 10 times and WDW about 10 times
     
  10. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome Michaela, enjoy your planning.:goodvibes
     
  11. wilma-bride

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    Hi Michaela and welcome to the DIS :)
     
  12. GirlDreamer

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    I'm not exactly new, but I just realised that I've never introduced myself :goodvibes

    Real Name : Trude (30)

    Occupation : Ride Operator

    Family : Live with my fiancé

    Location : Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

    WDW History : Went to WDW for the first time in 2006 for a year to work in Ecpot as an International CM in the Norwegian pavillion (I'm Norwegian). When I went, I'd hardly even heard about Disney World and didn't really know what it was :P Long story short, I got hooked. I went back on a holiday about 6 months after I went home to Norway with a fellow former CM. Then I went back to work for another year in 2008 and still loved it, I would actually work there full time if I only could get a green card :P I went on another vacation in 2010, with a friend that had never been before, and we mostly had a good time. She didn't want to go to MNSSHP or Cirque though, which was a big disappointment. Then I met my fiancé, and despite that he'd sworn he'd never go to the US, I managed to get him with me again last september, and now he's hooked too :rotfl: It was actually on that trip that we got engaged :lovestruc We didn't think we'd be going again for a long time, because we obviously have to save up for the wedding next year. But we've been going through our finances and put ourselves on a strict budget, so we're able to save up for a Disneymoon next year. It won't be right after the wedding though(getting married in the end of june), because we want to go in November so we can see all the Christmas stuff.

    Favourite WDW ride : How can I pick just one? Soaring in Epcot, EE in AK, TT in HS and I think I'll go with Philharmagic in MK.
     
  13. Laszkowicz

    Laszkowicz Mouseketeer

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  14. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    I was in Doncaster last week (Sunday 10th) came down to watch Batley Bulldogs vs Doncaster at the Keepmoat stadium, what a dump of a stadium:rotfl2: No grass on the pitch, looked like a sandpit.
    £4 to park the car and full price for DS, no student discount. They don't encourage you to return.:rotfl:
     
  15. Laszkowicz

    Laszkowicz Mouseketeer

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    Hi jess, I'm in Berkshire too, maidenhead. We're going in September and we're both soooo excited. That feeling never gets old.
     
  17. thestevied

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    That would be my dream job I think.. Working at Epcot in the world showcase! Don't think I'd want to be based at the uk all day though, I'd want to be able to move around all countries!
     
  18. GirlDreamer

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    Well UK people aren't necessarily stuck un the UK pavilion. Students can go there on their college program, and they're on a different visa, so they can work anywhere in the parks or hotels.
     
  19. Lucys dad

    Lucys dad Mouseketeer

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    Name : Gordon.

    Wife : Louise;

    Daughter : Lucy ( age 11 )

    Occupation : Accident Investigator.

    Home Town: Carnoustie ( north east of Scotland ) ,

    Likes : Football, still play the odd game and follow Dundee United and Scotland. ( not an easy task these days )

    WDW history : pretty much the only foreign holiday we go on as my wife has a terrible time flying and would only 'suffer it' for WDW. Always stay onsite and have stayed at WL, OKW, BC, POR, CB, ASM. We now consider WL our favoured resort and should be back there in 2014.

    :thumbsup2
     
  20. Lucys dad

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    My nephew worked 2 summers in WDW while he was studying at St Andrews Uni. Got some great stories from him. Long hours but he loved every minute of it and worked in a variety of roles including working behind the scenes on the Toy Story Mania ride and Monsters Inc Laughter Show.
     
  21. Kilted_Yank

    Kilted_Yank Mouseketeer

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    Real name: Bill... and as my screen name implies, I'm not from the UK... but I post at the UK board more than I do on the US side.... why? Because I love our British friends.

    Family: Married to Susan (19 years on July 4th!) 2 daughters, Crystal who is 23 and on her own, and Olivia, who is 14.

    Occupation: I am a tactical firearms instructor for a federal law enforcement agency. which means I teach our agents how to fight with guns. My background in firearms comes from having spent eight years in the Marines as a machinegunner.

    Home town: Woodbridge, Virginia, USA... which is in Prince William County. The county is NOT named for your current Prince, but for the Prince William Augustus, the Duke of Comberland.

    Favourite park: EPCOT. Hands down. We love pretty much everything about it. While my youngest prefers Future world, my wife and I love World Showcase... even if we are just walking around watching people.

    Favourite resort: We haven't stayed on-site in quite a few years now (we bought into the Hilton Grand Vacation Club sveral years ago), but, our favorite on-site resort, comfort-wise, remains Coronado Springs!

    Favourite attraction: Carousel Of Progress. I love so many of them, but this is my enduring favorite. Of course, I wish Disney would spend some time and money to update it.

    Favourite restaurant: We have a new contender... Be Our Guest in the newly expanded Fantasyland is really great! We also love Cosmic Ray's, and Columbia Harbor House, in Magic Kingdom, and The "new" Italian restaurant in Italy at EPCOT. We also love the Japanese walk-up as well.

    Hobbies: I design and make custom Mickey Mouse ear hats!

    Favourite thing about Disney: Don't be silly. EVERYthing.
     

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