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Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by WDWRocksMySocks, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Beka

    Beka Goes to 11

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    Yesterday morning when I called & the system was down, I waited about 30+ minutes. When I called back in the afternoon, I didn't hold at all. I bet with Monday being a holiday, you should get through pretty quick.
     
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  3. WDWRocksMySocks

    WDWRocksMySocks <font color=darkorchid>maybe I just have mullets o

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    It's looking like dinner is the best time to go to WCC. I thought it might be.

    Aren't they cool? I'm still debating on whether or not I'm going to keep all of them. It's truly amazing what you can find at yard sales. :thumbsup2

    Thanks! I can't wait to go pick it up!!

    Glad you were able to get all your ADRs in a timely fashion. I really hope it doesn't take too long on Monday. It shouldn't be bad, although I have heard a lot of people say that's their ADR day. Hopefully, it won't be too painful. :goodvibes
     
  4. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Yay for an update! And yay for getting to make ADRs soon! Don't feel bad about only making one, we usually don't do more than that anyway. :confused3

    Great deal on the pins. :thumbsup2 I just bought some on ebay the other day for the first time in a while. :laughing:
     
  5. tinkgurl

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    Oh, I'm glad you got an answer! :)
     
  6. lisalonglash

    lisalonglash <font color=green>I have a <font color=teal>thing

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    I'm excited about that! :banana:

    FIVE hours?! :scared1: Geez, I'm so glad my TA will be making those ADRs for us :banana:

    Oh, I cannot wait to eat at WCC! :woohoo:

    I've not been there yet, so I don't have an opinion - HOWEVER :laughing:, in my mind, it doesn't matter which meal - it'll be great fun! lol


    Yep, I'd go for the Thrifty car too :thumbsup2

    Sending you "awesome last-minute Alamo or National car deals" pixie dust! :wizard:

    What a FANTASTIC deal! :yay:

    Today IS Friday - happy camera buying! :dance3:
     
  7. xoktenox

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    Heyyy Kirsten! I'm Kristen and I'm joining in (late)!! I found your PTR over on tinkgurl's TR, idk how I've missed it for so long? :confused3

    Anyway, I'm loving your PTR so far. I'm going to try and comment on the things I can remember wanting to comment on LOL

    1- we're renting DVC points too! Isn't it the greatest thing ever? It would cost sooooo much for us to stay at AKV normally but we're staying in Kidani for $700!! really, the best thing everrrrrr.

    2- did you buy the canon camera? BF and I are looking for a new camera because mine SUCKS and i'm wondering how you like the canon and where you got it and how much (if you dont mine me asking that)

    3- you get some really great airfare prices! anything under $200 round trip from here is considered pretty good.

    4- loved your MNSSHP pic!

    thats all i can remember right now...but i'm on board now so can't wait to read more :thumbsup2
     
  8. WDWRocksMySocks

    WDWRocksMySocks <font color=darkorchid>maybe I just have mullets o

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    Where do you guys usually make your ADR/s for?

    Isn't that awesome? I couldn't believe it when he said each set was only $.50! :eek: I was so excited!! What pins did you get on eBay? I'm trying to stay away from there until after our trip. :laughing: I spend WAY too much on there.

    Me too! Thanks again for suggesting that. :thumbsup2

    I know...CRAZY!! :scared1: You definitely have the right idea by having your TA make them for you. Very, VERY smart idea!!!!

    Yeah, I think it's going to be an awesome meal. I just HAVE to order ketchup and I know DH will probably get one of those ginormous mug/glasses full of Diet Coke.:laughing: I can't wait!!

    Aw, thanks!! I'm hoping that we can get something that's on-site and cheaper. But, my goal was to find something for under $200 so at least that happened. I got spoiled in October -- we paid less than $100 for a week!

    Hey Kristen!! Thanks for stopping by. :wave2:

    Haha, you're like me. I always find things I want to comment on in a PTR and then I completely forget about them by the time I've read through it all. :laughing:

    YES...LOVE IT!! Renting points is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! The best part is when you go on the WDW site and see how much you're saving. That's how I won DH over. :thumbsup2 I've never stayed deluxe before, so I'm SO excited!!! Kidani looks really nice, I bet you guys will have blast there.

    I sure did! Well, actually it was a Canon but a different one. I am SO indecisive and by the time I got to Best Buy I had changed my mind a dozen times. SAD!!! The one I wound up getting was $249, but then I added a package so it wound up being $329. I LOVE IT!!! I'm going to post more details in an update.

    I know, right? I was stalking Southwest until they released the August dates. (I have no life. :rotfl:)

    Thanks! Have you ever been to MNSSHP? It was so much fun dressing up and trick-or-treating in the MK! People kept thinking I was a CM. It cracked me up.

    So glad you joined in!
     
  9. WDWRocksMySocks

    WDWRocksMySocks <font color=darkorchid>maybe I just have mullets o

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    Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Ours FLEW by! We managed to pack quite a bit in:

    - Attempted to make ADRs, but the system was down. BOO!!! :headache: I'm going to call back this afternoon. Hopefully, I'll be able to make them then. I'm not too concerned. I really don't think WWC will be full...yet. At least, I hope not.

    -Terminator Salvation -- the only good part about it was gawking at the two hot guys (Christian Bale and Sam Worthington) who were in it. To be honest, I only went b/c I really wanted movie theater popcorn, and it was GOOD! :thumbsup2

    -Badminton (my friends and I are OBSESSED :lmao:)
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    -Cookout w/ my sister and DH

    -DH's family reunion -- His family isn't particularly close, so DH doesn't really know a lot of them. I've been introduced maybe once. So, I usually wander around looking like a crasher. Fun times! :rolleyes1
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    -Bon Fire at friend's house and a late night Denny's run

    -Lunch w/ my family -- we go to this place called Mr. Gatti's. It's kind of like a Chuck-e-Cheese type place. My nephews LOVE it b/c it has games. One of them actually hit the jackpot and scored 1000 tickets! He LOVED that.

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    -AND...I FINALLY BOUGHT MY NEW CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!

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    After several painful minutes (that I'm sure seemed like hours for DH and the poor sales guy at Best Buy), I wound up going w/ the Canon - PowerShot 12.1-Megapixel Digital ELPH Camera. I LOVE IT!!!! I still need to learn how to use it, though. :rolleyes1 The pictures I posted above were taken w/ the new camera. I think they turned out really well. They probably would've turned out even better if I actually knew how to use it. Ha! I was too excited to look over the manual at first. I plan on doing that this week.

    So...what did ya'll do for Memorial Day Weekend??
     
  10. xoktenox

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    Sounds like a really fun MDW, mine wasn't nearly as fun so it was nice to see yours :rotfl:

    Loveee the camera, I want it now! I'm going to have to look into it. Does it take good nighttime pictures?
     
  11. WDWRocksMySocks

    WDWRocksMySocks <font color=darkorchid>maybe I just have mullets o

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    Aw, sad! What'd you guys do for MDW?

    Thanks! The only thing that would've made it better was if it was pink. :laughing: Sadly, I don't know about nighttime pictures yet. The badminton one was taken on an auto setting around 9ish. So, it was kind of dark but not entirely. It has a high ISO (up to 1600), so that's supposed to help take good images in low lighting. Plus, it has an image stabilization feature that's supposed to help make your low light pictures come out better (we'll see). Oh...and it has a fireworks setting -- which I hope works well for Wishes!! ::crosses fingers::
     
  12. lisalonglash

    lisalonglash <font color=green>I have a <font color=teal>thing

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    We don't have Memorial Day here, but we had a long weekend a week before you for Victoria Day. We mostly spent the long weekend at our boys' baseball games :laughing:

    Fingers crossed for you!

    Eye candy plus movie theatre popcorn - it's all good! :thumbsup2

    :hug:

    Woohoo for your nephew! I'll bet he was thrilled :yay:

    Nice choice! That's a great lookin' camera and it's the best power colour! You'll look all authoritative using it :cool2:
     
  13. lizet313

    lizet313 A dream is a wish your HEART makes!

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    Am glad you picked out a new camera and a canon too. I love the color so cool.:cool1:


    The pictures look great. :thumbsup2

    Am glad you enjoyed your weekend.


    Well my plans...

    I did a lot of things where to begin. During the Day I spent time with my family BBQ (spend time with my niece and nepew) and that sort of stuff.

    Ok Friday night I had a friends sister that turned 18 so we took her to her first club. We went downtown and it was fun.

    Saturday night I went to Dave and Buster's (Chuck E. Cheese but for big kids) I was there celebrating a Coworkers birthday. I had to leave early because I had another party to go to a friends cousins birthday.

    I usually don't go out much but I guess I made up for it this weekend. Since I wasn't going to work Monday I went out Sunday I went to a club they had a Foam Party. I had so much fun.

    Monday I went with my family to the beach. It wasn't that pretty because Galveston have not fully recover from Ike.


    That was my weekend.
     
  14. debraW76

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    Remember me? I haven't been here in a while. Things have just been crazy.

    Love the camera. :thumbsup2 If you are taking pics of fireworks be sure to use the tri-pod or try to stabalize it someway. The least bit of movement will make your fireworks look like streamers.

    Awesome deal on the yardsale pins :woohoo:

    Car rentals: have you checked mousesavers website. Mary has a page devoted to car rental discount codes? Some are even stackable.

    ADRs- did you ever get the whispering canyon? I want to try that place at least once. Hope you didn't have to stay on the phone for too long.

    Glad you had an awesome MDW! Love the pic of your nephew with all the tickets. We went camping in my mom's RV with some friends. The kids had a great time. My husband was skeptical at first but he had so much fun he now wants to take it to Ft. Wilderness for a cheap(er) disney vacation :rotfl:
     
  15. WDWRocksMySocks

    WDWRocksMySocks <font color=darkorchid>maybe I just have mullets o

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    Baseball games sound fun! Nothing beats baseball and of course..gorging on yummy hot dogs. :thumbsup2

    Seriously...great times!! :rotfl:

    He was elated! Funny thing is, he's hit that jackpot before at the same place. He must have a lucky touch or something. He got to spend all his tickets on those wonderful, priceless treasures places like that give out. :lmao:

    Thanks! I'll look even more powerful using it when I wear my knee high leather boots and carry my whip around. :rotfl2: Just kidding of course, I only take the whip to WDW...I leave the boots at home.

    Thanks!! I'm glad I was FINALLY able to decide on one. I am so indecisive. :headache:

    Wow, it sounds like you had a great time this past weekend! I've never been to a Dave and Buster's, but I've heard they are a blast. I think the closest one to us is up in Indy.

    Ok, my old fogey side is coming out. What is a foam party?

    Ooh, a day at the beach sounds nice! Did you take any pictures? I'd love to see the area down there.


    Hey!!! Of course I remember you. I was wondering how you've been doing. I randomly check your PTR/FB for updates. Dang life...always getting in the way. :laughing:

    Thanks for the tip for the firework pictures. I'm thinking about getting a gorilla pod for our trip. I've always wanted to get good firework pictures...so hopefully that will help.

    Yes, I LOVE MOUSESAVERS!!!!! I check her codes quite frequently. I found a decent deal w/ Alamo, but I still want it to go a bit lower. :goodvibes

    I just made the ADRs. In fact, I splurged and went for two! :rotfl: I'll post it in an update.

    Ooh...I've always wanted an RV!! How nice of your Mom to let you borrow it. She seems like a great lady (from what I've seen on your PTR). I've heard Ft. Wilderness is a blast...and if you can save money on a WDW vacation -- even better! My grandpa had one. He'd take his up to Yellowstone to spend the summer. It was AWESOME!!
     
  16. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

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    OOOOHHHHHH You found pins at a yard sale!!! That is awesome. Wish we had yard sales like that!! I have to tell Tim lol!

    YAY for your new camera, I love Canon!!!!!

    We played Badmitton too at our picnics this past weekend lol!

    I think we are going to rent a car on our next trip, those prices are not bad.
     
  17. lisalonglash

    lisalonglash <font color=green>I have a <font color=teal>thing

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    Yes, the baseball was great (ds#2's baseball games are hilarious - half of the kids sit down on the bases and/or do a happy-happy-joy dance when they hit the ball :rotfl2:). You'd think park hotdogs would be good, right? Well, no, they're icky at that park - cold buns that are too big for the dogs, etc. :sad2: On the other hand, the park is very close to a neighbourhood pond/park, so ds#2 and I often go there after his games to watch the ducks!

    We've been to ChuckECheese and Bananas several times, so I'll have to agree with you and say "treasures" is a really bad description :lmao:

    Ooooh, boy LOL It's like a female Indiana Jones :laughing: You go, girl! :thumbsup2:rotfl:
     
  18. WDWRocksMySocks

    WDWRocksMySocks <font color=darkorchid>maybe I just have mullets o

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    I just got off the phone w/ Disney Dining. I was amazed how fast it was. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 I was on hold for just about five minutes -- not bad! Unfortunately, I was wrong about getting into WCC. I wanted to do it on the first night (8/23) anytime after 6pm. Well, it was ALL booked. :eek: Bummer. The lady was very helpful (and patient) and we were able to find another day that worked. Oh...and at the last minute I decided I wanted to try Chef Mickey's for breakfast. Aaron LOVES breakfast food, so I figured we couldn't go wrong w/ this one. Plus, who doesn't dream about having breakfast w/ Mickey?? Here's what I made:

    Thursday, August 27

    Whispering Canyon Cafe at 7:45pm

    Friday, August 28

    Chef Mickey's at 8:30am

    I'm in the process of revising my itinerary. I'll hopefully post that later today.
     
  19. WDWRocksMySocks

    WDWRocksMySocks <font color=darkorchid>maybe I just have mullets o

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    Isn't that awesome? Tim probably would've died after finding the Donald set. :lmao: Once I found them, I immediately started texting pics to some of my friends. They thought I was nuts.

    Yeah, I'm quickly falling in love w/ Canon too. I love the picture quality. It's really awesome!

    Don't you just love badmitton? :laughing: It's the only sport some of Aaron's friends will play. :rotfl2: Most of them are all gamers...they don't get out much.

    It's really nice having the flexibility. Plus, Aaron might go stark raving mad if was "trapped" in the World for the whole week. :lmao:

    HA! I love watching little kids play. Most of the kids on my nephews teams are way more interested in the bugs that are flying by. :rotfl: Sad, that I hate bad hot dogs. Wow...I sound like all I care about is food. Well, it's true...I do. :lmao: I would love to watch the ducks, too. That sounds like a lot of fun.

    Haha. Isn't it funny how much money you'll spend on tokens just to win some cheapo stuff? I never quite understood my Dad when he said that...but man, he sure was right!

    Ha, exactly like that! :rotfl:
     
  20. lizet313

    lizet313 A dream is a wish your HEART makes!

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    Ok well I will post some pics later. Dave and Buster's is so much fun you need to go and have the experience at least once.

    A Foam Party is well how can I explain it

    Well basically it can be held in a back yard or a club and well little ones would call it bubbles you will see lots and lots of bubbles. The club I went to had the foam (bubble) machine in the ceiling and they would turn on the machines and well you basically get wet and soapy. It was fun and if you get tired of the soap they had another section where you can dance and it is dry.


    Great ADR's:thumbsup2
     
  21. PookieB

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    Great PTR! I'm joining the pinoholics. DH & I just bought about 6 pins off ebay and have started a small collection. Just another way for Disney to get all our money. :rotfl: I also swore I'd never go to WDW in the summer but we couldn't pass up the free birthday admission. Can't wait to read more about your plans. :goodvibes
     

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