Tyler's Wish Trip - Nov. 20-25, 2009 / Dream Factory

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by kdzbear, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. StefaniLyn

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    :scared1: how in the world did you not freak out with that phone call? I would have flipped! I'm so happy to hear you got it all straightened out. Although, if you think about it . . . would being on a separate flight from your DH and kids really be that bad :confused3:lmao:

    The newest Big Give package is just as adorable as the rest of them. "Baby" looks adorable in Tink couture!
     
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  3. kdzbear

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    Thank you again for all of the compliments! As for staying calm over the flight problem, I guess after dealing with everything I have with Tyler for the past four years I have learned to take one small step at a time. I have faith that things will work out the way they are meant to work out. I can't believe our trip is 10 days away! :woohoo:

    Now for a little update:

    I talked over the Pirate's League last night with my husband and he wanted to know everything that it included so I showed him the site. He told me that if I did it for Tyler then Bre would want to go to the BBB, but I explained that she could be a pirate too and that would make her just as happy.

    So, this morning I opened up Dis and there was a special email. A wonderful Dismember wants to pay for their First Mate packages as part of the Big Give! :cloud9: I could not believe what I had read. Due to the great promotion, I pay one price and get two kids made up instead of one! pirate: We are going on Sunday the 22nd!

    First we will have breakfast with Stitch :stitch2: at 8:20 am and then they will become pirates pirate: at 10:40 am. Then sometime that day we will include naps in the picture. The Magic Kingdom is open until 3 am that night! :scared1: We will not be staying that long, but if they take naps and swim in the afternoon, then we might stay a little later in the evening!
     
  4. princess&her4princes

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    Hi!
    Just getting a chance to catch up now, I've missed so much, but we're all sick here, too. Hope you and your crew are feeling better?:confused3

    Love all the new outfits and things for the kids! How cute are all these outfits?!! Adorable!!!!:cutie:

    Can't wait to hear all about the pirate adventure and BBB, how fun!!!!!! Looks like things are coming together!!! Are you starting to pack?!!

    Hope you're well!!!!:goodvibes
     
  5. pipersmom

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    So awesome about the pirate league for the kids! Breakfast with Stitch sounds fun, can't wait to see how it goes. You all are sooooo close..
     
  6. kdzbear

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    Aaron is doing much better, but still has a cough. Tyler and Hayley are great! Breanna has been home sick from school the past two days. I wish I could say I am better, but I am getting worse. I think it is now in my lungs. If I do not feel a lot better by Friday I will go back to the doctor again. I think it is hard being a mom and trying to get better since you have to take care of everyone else and never get to rest. I still would not trade my mom job for any other job!

    I think Tyler will love having breakfast with Stitch! Then Tyler and Breanna will be transformed into scary pirates. I will have to try to get a picture of Tyler doing his sign language sign for pirate. The real sign was too hard for him to do, so he made up his own! pirate:
     
  7. disneymommieof2

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    Hi :wave2: I'm the one who made Hayleys tink outfit. I thought I put my DIS name on the package. Sorry about that!
    I'm So happy that she likes it and that it fits!! She looks so cute!!
    I hope you all have a great time on your trip. Thanks for sharing your family with us!!
     
  8. maroo

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    The pictures are awesome!

    You guys are going to have a BLAST on your trip!!! :goodvibes


    (See...I am still here... been lurking...:rolleyes1)
     
  9. StefaniLyn

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    Amazing and incredible! I'm so happy the kids will be able to do the Pirate Experience and that you won't have to worry about the cost of it. What an amazing gift from the Big Give!
     
  10. kdzbear

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    We are 8 days away from leaving! I just did our resort's on-line check-in! It is so close! :banana::woohoo::yay::cheer2:
     
  11. maroo

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    The 8 more days dance!!!!!

    :woohoo: :yay: :cool1: :dance3: :yay: :cheer2: :woohoo: :yay:
     
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    woohoooo!~ Thats so awesome!! :banana:

    That is so sweet of some incredible Dis'er :hug: :hug: :hug: who ever you are!!!
     
  13. StefaniLyn

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    more happy 8 days dancing! :yay::woohoo::dance3::banana::banana::cheer2:
     
  14. pipersmom

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    Woohoo for 8 days!! :cool1::banana::woohoo::yay::dance3::cheer2:
     
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    Only 1 more week!:cool1: How exciting!
     
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    :banana::banana: 1 week!!!:banana::banana:

    I am so excited!!!! :dance3:
    :yay: Lets pack some stuff today woohoo!!:yay:

    Oh wait, im not going with you...:sad2:

    :woohoo: 1 week :woohoo:
     
  17. NiniMorris

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    When I did the online check in...hubby just couldn't understand why I was so happy!!!
    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

    Congratulations!

    Nini
     
  18. kdzbear

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    Help! I need advice and help! When we went on our previous trip, we did not purchase souvenirs since we thought we would get them this trip. Tyler received his box from his Wish volunteer today. It had an adult S Dream Factory shirt, a Disney Lends a Hand Genie hat, a book about Disney cruises?, a disposable camera, a Dream Factory draw string bag and an itinerary. I guess I assumed, which I should not have done that there would be some sort of expense check to cover tips at restaurants and checked baggage. However, it is not in the box. :confused3:confused3:confused3 I just don't understand. We will find a way to make this work, but I am just so disappointed. I know I should not be. I really am grateful for everything the Dream Factory has done to make Tyler's Wish. There is also nothing in the package about meeting Stitch, which is Tyler's whole wish so I am glad I booked the breakfast I did. I am sorry, I know I am upset over nothing, but I am just so let down! :confused: I did email his Wish volunteer to ask her if I should call the airline to find out how much checked baggage was or if her travel coordinator had the rate list. I will see how she replies back.
     
  19. maroo

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    UH.....

    There was no expense check?

    I would call them and make sure it wasn't misplaced? I have never heard of that?

    I guess you are on the Dining plan...right? Did you get Free Dining? That covers most meals? But still...

    ETA: Nevermind...I think the question you asked her is PERFECT. ;)
     
  20. kdzbear

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    There is no expense check! I guess they figured since we were on the dining plan that we did not need it. My response that I received about the checked bags was: "My husband and I just flew to Salt Lake last week on Delta and it cost us $40 for two checked bags. So be prepared.
    Have a great time and please call me when you get back and let me know how Tyler got along."
    I guess we are on our own for tips that the dining plan does not cover. I should not have expected a check, but I did. Now, I need to re-think some plans and try to make Tyler's trip perfect for him!
     
  21. pacrosby

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    hmmmmmmmm. Did they ever talk about an expense check during your previous conversations? I only say that because our MAW rep mentioned it right away.................that they wouldn't be getting us tickets to the MVMCP or character breakfasts or ANYTHING but that the check we would get would cover any of those little extras plus baggage check, tips lunch in the park etc. Even if she hadn't actually said it though I'd heard others talk about them so much I would've 'expected' it too.

    Sorry for the disappointment. I get it. Your appreciative of all they've done but disappointed because you really thought it was coming....and probably already had it spent.

    Regroup and refocus. You'll make it work:)

    Enjoy the final days of planning!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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