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

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  1. sunleigh

    sunleigh Earning My Ears

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    Our trips will overlap,we will be there from the 4th to the 10th:goodvibes
    Hoping for good warmish weather for both of us!!!Can anyone explain or link me to how rides work when the wish kid can not go on it, like splash mountain? can we still use the fast pass entrance? What about a ride with no fast pass entrance, how do we get on those with her wish pin, for example the magic carpets of alladin?

    Thanks again,
    Leigh
     
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  3. Lilfoot93

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    We went on our sons wish trip in June. When there were rides he did not want to go on we just gave the lanyard to one of his sisters and they were able to use it. For the rides with no FP entrance it is up to the CM. Disney was not as good as Universal and Sea World with getting us right in. At Disney for the shows we had to stay in the regular line. For some rides they took us to a special entrance and we got right on. I think our average wait time was about 15-20 minutes. So not bad at all. Hope you guys have a magical time!!

    Jackie
     
  4. sunleigh

    sunleigh Earning My Ears

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    30 days out from our wish trip tomorrow:cool1:

    been in the hospital for a week as of tomorrow :sad1:

    please send good vibes to my sweet DD, this trip means so much to all of us!

    she came in with a case of mrsa:crazy2: and now is having respiratory issues. Her respiratory status is in a dangerous state on a regular basis, her wish trip was a rush trip because we just do not know how long she will be with us. this is her second hospitalization in a month involving respiratory distress.

    Just sitting here worrying and needed to put it out there where other parents understand what it is like to have a medically fragile child. Many people just do not understand!
     
  5. Lilfoot93

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  6. pitterpint23

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    Thinking of her. Give her hugs for the DIS moms and dads
     
  7. Marsone1

    Marsone1 Earning My Ears

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    Aloha,
    I'm new here and found this forum. Our family will be going to Disney World on 2/14-3/1/14 for my son's MAW trip and 7th Birthday. Just wanted to know if anyone had any tips or suggestions. We are extending our trip for another week as we are from Hawaii and it is such a long travel to get to Florida. We will be staying at GKTW 2/14-2/21/14. The second part of our trip we will be staying at one of the all star resorts. The part I wanted to know is the GKTW button that they give you. Do they have an expiration date on them? I wanted to know if we decided to save our 3 days passes to WDW to use during our extended stay will the button still be valid? The reason for this is that I just realized that during the week that we are staying at GKTW, because it is the week of Presidents Day, the parks will be super busy. And if we use the passes the second half of our trip we will be able to take advantage of the extra magic hours because we are staying at a disney property (thanks to my cousin for setting that up). Please advise? Also are we allowed to visit GKTW during our extended part of the trip?

    Will post a pretrip report when I get the chance.

    Thank You..
    Maria
     
  8. aba

    aba Earning My Ears

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    Hello! I'm new here, a little overwhelmed to say the least!
    My daughter, who is 3, wished for a trip to Disney to meet Mickey and Minnie! We'll be going the first week of Feb 2014, so about 6 weeks away! I have another daughter, who is 6 and dying to meet the princesses and she so deserves it. Her sister has been through a lot, and she's been there with her through it.... there should be a wish organization for siblings :)

    ANYway -- my question is related to character breakfasts, especially princesses. I've heard amazing things and I'm wondering if I need to ask for that to be scheduled or if we do that ourselves since we stay at give kids the world? Wasn't sure, wanted to ask ...

    Thanks!!
     
  9. LindaBabe

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    My most important question is - where are you staying? In cold weather, I find it is much easier to stay in a resort with interior corridors and inside public spaces (beyond just a food court) with activities.

    Of course you can visit those resorts even if you're not staying there. The ones where I am most familiar with the activities are Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness lodge. Both have schedules of activities for kids.

    It *can* be very cold, and as an ecv user, I always take insurance in the form of polar fleece hat, scarf, gloves and throw for my legs. If one is not walking, it feels even colder, when it's cold.

    People say oh you're from upstate new york, why are you cold? Well but when it's 50 or below in upstate New York, I'm mostly not out doors trying to have fun in it!

    If it's cold, I don't do outside rides with wind chill factor like test track or big thunder mountain. Indoor shows and rides are much preferred - in MK, Carousel of progress, buzz light year, laugh floor, philharmagic, country bears, pirates of the Carribean & Tiki birds are among those inside.

    Good luck! Have fun :thumbsup2
     
  10. kritter47

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    From my experience with wish families who went to GKTW, the buttons are marked with the seven-day window the child is staying at the facility. I do not know how things are being handled now with the new card/lanyard they are giving out to wish-granting organizations, but I would suspect these are name-and-date-marked as well (it's an extra step that discourages abuse and/or theft).
     
  11. dawnp15

    dawnp15 Earning My Ears

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    We got our dates yay!!!!

    March 3rd through the 9th!!! We are so excited and are going to tell the kids on Christmas that we are going. We have never been to Disney and will probably never make it back, so this trip is going to be very special! Our wish organization has been wonderful to work with, they even booked my mom's plane ticket and we are jut paying them back. She couldn't be included in the wish, but we need her help with 4 little ones and our daughters special needs. This so is exciting!!
     
  12. Marsone1

    Marsone1 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the information.
     
  13. blessedmom4

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    To ALL of the Wishtrippers Past, Present and Future,

    From our family to yours!
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  14. sunleigh

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    lindababe thanks for the reply. we actually have been schedule for the AKL. so tell me what you know :)

    I am excited and super nervous!!! They have put us in 2 rooms at the lodge, my MAW little princess has really bad nights and I am so afraid I am going to be in a room with her without the help of my husband due to not having connecting rooms, we are a party of 7. Should I be freaking about this...does anyone know dis protocol for large families on a MAW...I am wishing we were at GKTW, it would take some of my anxieties away.

    we leave one week from tomorrow!!! with shorts, swimsuits, sunscreen...sweatshirts, fleeces, really cool disney character handmade hats and glove packed in our bags, ready for anything the weather has to offer!!! Anything has got to be better then being in the Northeast right now...right? :)
     
  15. jkread

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    Hello!

    We're heading to GKTW on March 15-22. We live in BC Canada so it will be quite the trek for us!

    I have no idea where to start! any and all input wanted!!! how much spending money? where to start planning? ahhh!! help!!!! :confused3
     
  16. Marsone1

    Marsone1 Earning My Ears

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    Please keep us posted on your trip. I would love to read all about it as we will be going there mid feb.
     
  17. Diegosmom

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    I posted in here back in Sept (which was actually the last time I was on the Dis :( ) and at the time I thought Diego wanted to go on a cruise. Right before Christmas I got the call that he was approved. I told him and when asked what he wanted/where he wanted to go he said Disney...yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

    We meet with the wish grantors on Sat. He has missed most of this school year so I dont want to pull him out of school this year and I will not do Disney in the summer EVER again (did it this past June and it was way to hot for me). so I am thinking next Nov/Dec.

    I am hoping they let us extend our trip but I guess I will have to find that out on Sat. Cant wait!!!!! I think I am more excited then Diego.
     
  18. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many chi

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    I am so relieved to see you post, so many have asked about you and Diego! :hug: Praying the wish granters are FUN and the experience is enjoyable!!!




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    May 2014 bring us all happiness and health!

     
  19. brookerene

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    I just wanted to stop and say hi... It has been a little less than three years since our wish trip and things are going well.... It looks like a lot of great wish trips are coming up and I hope you all have a lot of fun at WDW and at GKTW....:joker:pixiedust:
     
  20. Marsone1

    Marsone1 Earning My Ears

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    I was just wondering if anyone use the dine for less card and the kids eat free card? Are they any good?
     
  21. Marsone1

    Marsone1 Earning My Ears

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    Sorry duplicate post
     

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