Make a Wish (and other organizations) - Wish Trippers UNITE! Volume SIX!

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  1. taniabsn

    taniabsn Earning My Ears

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    One more GKTW question... We extended our trip by two days. We check out of GKTW on Sunday and Fly home on Tuesday. The extra days we are there are we able to use the tickets that GKTW gives us? Or do we have to buy our own admission? I know we can't use the IDs that say we are at GKTW, but are the tickets still good?
     
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  3. kdtass

    kdtass Hoping for Magical Memories

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    On the GKTW site it says they are good for your stay and will expire. You can ask more when you get there, but I'm assuming that means they will expire after the week is up.
     
  4. JWCJ

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    My understanding is that the Disney (and Universal? Not sure about that) tickets are good for 2 weeks. You can't use the GKTW button during your extension.
    Other tickets through GKTW (Legoland, etc) are not valid after your actual wish dates.
     
  5. Mom2M07

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    We had our send-off party on Saturday and it was awesome! MAW has been wonderfully generous to our family and made sure that every detail was taken care of. We received our flight information (finally!) and get to Orlando at noon on Sunday and don't leave until 6:30 on Saturday ... giving us 7 full days! They brought Maddie a beautiful Tinkerbell cake (with a spinning Tinkerbell) and lots of special gifts for her trip. They have a special surprise planned for Maddie on Tuesday at AK, which we know about but don't know all the details. She will absolutely LOVE it! Such an amazing opportunity for us all :)
     
  6. Kenziema

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    Yay, congrats. Only 6 more days to go.
     
  7. Kenziema

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    Thanks you, she keeps asking to go home. Luckily we her and our roomie have become fast friends. They are out in the hall right now getting all the other kids hyped up,, having car races. The nurses just smile when the see them. So cute.
     
  8. Kenziema

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    Thanks you here counts are going back up so hopefully we will be outta here by the end of the week.
     
  9. momma31

    momma31 Earning My Ears

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    The Halloween night was the best night for our family. My children loved it. Christmas was awesome as well, they do a parade, carriage ride, Mayor Clayton birthday bash was really cool, there is a comedy skit that happens right after that is a must watch. The interact with the children during the skit. Make sure if you have little girls to stop by the spa and get nails, make up and spray tattoo. Our best times were in the village. The parks were great but very frustrating at times. We had people bumping my daughters wheelchair and if we were not moving fast enough we even had a few put there hands on my childs chair and move it out of there way. My family just got back 4/20/2013 and we are already missing it so bad. The workers at GKTW are great. If you need anything they will go out of there way to help you. Best place we have ever been by far
     
  10. Mom2M07

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    Anyone know if they have life jackets at GKTW? We were going to bring our own, but it takes up so much space in my suitcase :)

    Also, does GKTW also have a mid-day (3ish) orientation?
     
  11. Meeks23

    Meeks23 Earning My Ears

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    Hope your little one is doing better :) You are in our thoughts!!!:flower3:
     
  12. Meeks23

    Meeks23 Earning My Ears

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    EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!pixiedust:
     
  13. kdtass

    kdtass Hoping for Magical Memories

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    That is crazy that people were moving ur child's chair!! Some people are so rude!! I'm glad y'all had such an awesome time at GKTW!! If we get the dates we requested at first we will be missing the Christmas night and I really want to be there dr that!! So I'm going to try and get our dates changed to leave Thursday and come back Wednesday!!
     
  14. kdtass

    kdtass Hoping for Magical Memories

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    Woo hoo!! All of the paperwork we were waiting on is officially in the mail and on the way to the MAW office! It should be there today or tomorrow, then off for doctor approval!!! Hopefully we'll know something by next week about dates!!! I'm so excited!!!:cool1:
     
  15. taniabsn

    taniabsn Earning My Ears

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    I have to admit I have been stressing myself out trying to plan and schedule so that Nate doesn't miss anything. I emailed another Wish mom I saw on the boards that had already went to Disney and GKTW. They had awesome matching shirts on that turned out to be from "The Big Give". Wow... THEY WERE AWESOME... anyway... this wonderful and SMART Mom told me that they didn't see everything and they just went with the flow. Some days they just didn't go anywhere and stayed at GKTW. Her words made me realize that we DIDNT have to see everything and would have a great time. Nate will be happy with whatever we do and I will just have to let my ADD brain take a vacation, relax and enjoy our needed time together as a family. We have been on an awful ride through Cancer for the last 3.5 years and now it's time for us to have a great time. It will be ok if we don't stay late enough for the parade or make it to every park. I'm ok with that now. I refuse to stress everyone out with my overplanning, including myself. I just wanted to share because I can bet that there is another Mom out there just like me... who may need to hear the same words.
     
  16. taniabsn

    taniabsn Earning My Ears

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    We didn't get a reveal the wish party, but one of our wish granters is meeting us at the airport dressed as a favorite Mouse that we all know.... I can't wait to see Nate's face. He will escort Nate from the front door all the way to his gate.
     
  17. Mom2M07

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    Very cool! I'm sure that he'll have a long line of kids following him through the airport. Pictures please!
     
  18. kdtass

    kdtass Hoping for Magical Memories

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    Much needed words of wisdom!! I find myself sitting up at night, unable to sleep, because I'm trying to figure out what all we should do while we're there!! I make lists of attractions we want to see, rides we want to ride and characters we must see!! I'm hoping I can calm my mind down and just go with the flow!
     
  19. maroo

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    This rocks!!!!

    And I will see you there! :) I am so excited!

    I will find you on the First Giving page and support you! I don't see a link on here...and I am afraid we are not supposed to put one anyway...but I will find yours and donate some! I am so excited!!!!
     
  20. maroo

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    Welcome to the DIS!!! :)

    I was an "extra" person on a wish trip with a family because they needed some help with their wish! :) It was amazing! And I am still around here hanging out with you peeps! :)

    The wish through GKTW is for 3 days at Disney, 1 at Sea World and 2 at Harry Potter. You can, of course, choose to go to Disney extra days - but they are out of your pocket and very, very expensive because you can't just add days to the tickets, you have to purchase new tickets...

    What are your dates?
     
  21. NEmel

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    I almost have our trip report done!!!:dance3: It is just taking me a bit. I also have tons more pictures to share, I just need to upload them. We took a total of 484 so lots!! :lmao: Trying to get back in the swing of things, I just want to go back on vacation!!! :sad: I think once the temp warms up I won't be so sad. Carter's wish granters are wanting to schedule and welcome home party so we will be excited to share our amazing trip with them! Hope everyone has a great week! :goodvibes
     

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