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  1. lei8809

    lei8809 Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone

    I guess I've been kind of a lurker for a little bit but finally decided to register to plan our Disneyland trip.

    (hopefully this is a reply to the thread and not a specific person... I'm using the Android app so I have to get used to it)
     
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  3. RealEyes13

    RealEyes13 Earning My Ears

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    I am new to the boards~!!! Thank you for a great place to learn more :)
     
  4. TheWabbit

    TheWabbit Earning My Ears

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    Just returned home from our 2nd trip to WDW. We attended our first MNSSHP on 9/11.
     
  5. myizronu2

    myizronu2 Earning My Ears

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    I was looking through this site and cannot seem to find what I am looking for. I will admit that I am not very good in snooping around but hope that someone can help.

    We are planning our second family trip for April 2013 and I am suprising the family at the end of October with the news. I have plane tickets purchased.

    We normally stay off of the resort and last time rented a house in the Haines City area. Great spot.

    My question is:

    Does anyone know Disney's theme or motto for 2013. I know when we went in 2011 it was livin' the dream 2011

    Desperate dad needs help!!!!!!
     
  6. Salina

    Salina Earning My Ears

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    Newbie here, trying to find more info for our next disneyland trip.. Hi
     
  7. suecoppola

    suecoppola Earning My Ears

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    Hello to all, I am a long time podcast listener and lurker......but today I need to make everyone aware that beaches and cream is changing its menu and I am wondering if any one has comments on that. I love beaches, we have icecream there at least three or four times a vacation.....their single hamburger is great, but now I see they will have fancy burgers that are higher priced..why in the world you change something when there is always a line out the door....crazy if you ask me

    I am not sure what thread I should post this on.....I am just not that bright!
     
  8. jthomas1

    jthomas1 Earning My Ears

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    just saying hello :)
     
  9. tryplm

    tryplm Mouseketeer

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    Hi all! My name is Missi, and I live in Cleveland, OH. I've made a whopping 2 posts, but have yet to introduce myself. In 40 days I will be checking into Caribbean Beach from 11/1-11/10. DD turns 10 next week, so this trip is a surprise bday present for her. Also taking my mom who has a birthday the day after we come home from the World.
     
  10. secruthirds

    secruthirds Earning My Ears

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    Hi. My name is Steven. We are planning on taking my stepson to Disney World for his 5th birthday in 2014. Might be a little early, but maybe I can find som help planning closer to our trip
     
  11. dcgirl67

    dcgirl67 Earning My Ears

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    Hello Eveyone,

    I am so glad this board exists. We plan on taking our first trip to Disney in 2015. I hope to join the coupon train to help make that happen. :-) Great to be here to learn all the dos and donts.
     
  12. JimPGH

    JimPGH Earning My Ears

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    Hello! Go Steelers!
     
  13. FreitasFarm

    FreitasFarm Earning My Ears

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    Hey there, hi there, ho there everyone!

    My name is Michelle and I have been reading the disboards for a little while now. I decided to register because I am driving my husband nuts talking about our upcoming vacation. I'm looking forward to sharing my excitement with others about visiting the happiest place on earth.
     
  14. happycorgi

    happycorgi Earning My Ears

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    The Perrin 5 will like to say hi!:grouphug:

    My wife and I love Disney I have been to WDW about 15 times, my wife 3 times, and my kids 2 times. Our next trip is going to be a surprise for the kids, we are taking them on the Cruise! pirate: Can not wait to go!
     
  15. Meril

    Meril Earning My Ears

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    Hello everybody !!
    I'm from France. I try to go to Disneyland Paris every 2 or 3 years, and I plan to go to WDW in 2014.
    And I like to plan long before the date, so here I am, looking for tips and advises.
     
  16. WILDERNESS FAN 55

    WILDERNESS FAN 55 CANNOT GET ENOUGH

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    Hello all! Been paging thru for years but yesterday I made it thru ROFR for OKW and I need to learn all about the ins and outs of DVC. Been going to WDW since 72 and have stayed at most of the hotels.DVC will be "A Whole New World" I'll be asking a lot of questions and I can see there are a lot of helpful people out there. Thanking you all in advance!
     
  17. Britta1

    Britta1 Earning My Ears

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    Hello,

    This is my first post on the DISboards. Planning my very first WDW trip for spring 2013!

    I have already learned so much from reading these boards and am looking forward to being part of the "community"!

    :wave2:
     
  18. WILDERNESS FAN 55

    WILDERNESS FAN 55 CANNOT GET ENOUGH

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    Welcome! I am a newbie to the boards(and DVC) but not to WDW itself . I have taken about 40 trips there from my home in Illinois. Feel free to ask any questions. Be glad to help !
     
  19. WILDERNESS FAN 55

    WILDERNESS FAN 55 CANNOT GET ENOUGH

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    We took our daughter at 6 months. Then again at 18 months.Stayed both times at Ft Wilderness. Never too young!! she is 21 now and been there 16 times abd still loving it .
     
  20. LoveLoveLoveDisney

    LoveLoveLoveDisney Earning My Ears

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    This is my very first post on these forums although I have been reading the Trip Report forum for a few months. I'm from Australia and I'm 28years old and I have always wished and dreamed about visiting America and Disneyworld. I've always said "I'll save up money from now" but never did it seriously (or had the money to put away) until this year when my partner and I started saving $1000 a month for our trip that we hope to take in May 2014.

    This trip will mostly be for living my dream of going to Disneyworld but I would also like to see Las Vegas and New York. At the moment I haven't got a quote on how much the trip will cost but I'm budgeting around $20,000 (hopefully more!) for 3 weeks all up and 8 days specifically for Disneyworld. So that will be 2 days for the day for flying in and flying out and 6 full park days - 1 full day for each park and a day for each water park.

    I have a few questions that maybe the lucky peeps that get to go to Disney all the time may be able to answer.

    1. I have read a lot of trip reports mainly from when people have gone in May and it appears to be a good month - not the lowest crowd/price time but not the very highest either. I also picked it because we live in an extremely hot climate in Queensland, Australia and I would really like to go swimming a lot of the time while over there and also to be able to enjoy the water parks. I HATE the cold, so I need a hot month to travel. Is May an extremely hot month and not cold at all? I also picked May because I think it only has Memorial Day weekend and no other big events that will bring a ton more people to the park than usual? My partner would also enjoy the Star Wars weekends (if they are still happening) which also occur in May. I thought it was also a good month because it isn't school holidays (I think). Is 8 days enough for a first time trip or will we be rushed to see it all?

    2. For the forums how do you get a little picture under your information at the side? How do you get the information on your profile to be different colours? How do you add a signature that appears underneath in all your posts? How do you get a wonderful glittery moving signature or picture!? Also, can you still add a countdown thing to your signature and how do they work?

    3. I'd like to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge during our stay because I couldn't think of anything better than waking up to see a giraffe (or some other exotic animal) outside the window every morning. I absolutely love animals and that would be my favourite resort based on that. I've heard though that there isn't a lot of transport options from this resort to the parks? I think I've read there is only the bus which doesn't come and go very frequently? The main thing for this is the first day we go to the parks I want to go to Magic Kingdom and be able to have my first sight of the Magic Castle from the ferry boat. I read a trip report that a lady arrives by ferry every time she visits Disneyworld and her first sight of Magic Kingdom is as the ferry is rounding a corner of the river and there it is and you get to watch it getting closer and closer and she explained it so magically I think I would be crying so hard because I'll be so happy to finally be there and I think arriving by ferry will be such a perfect moment. So anyway, can you get the ferry from somewhere near AKL or would that just be silly and it be much easier and faster to just take the bus? Also is it very hard to get a room with that savannah view? I am really banking on staying at AKL to be able to see animals right outside my window and this may be the only trip to Disneyworld and America I ever have so I would be pretty devasted to get there and find out all those savannah room views are taken and I have to look at some gardens during my once in a lifetime trip to the one place in the entire world I have dreamed about going.

    4. (Sorry this is turing out to be a huge post probably no one will bother reading it now but I have no idea on all this overseas trip stuff, let alone Disneyworld particulars!) I know in my small town there isn't going to be a "Disneyworld" Expert Travel Agent, how am I going to book everything and have like all my room view requests and dining reservations and how are they going to tell me if, for example - Animal Kingdom Lodge may be closed for refurbishment when I wish to go, I mean there are SO many DETAILS you need to consider for a near-perfect stay at Disneyworld, don't you need to book ADR's 80 or something days before, I don't know, I'm like freaking out!! Travel agents not specialising in Disneyworld know nothing about all this!!

    5. Speaking of ADR's, I don't think I'll be booking a lot of them but I like the Rainforest Cafe restuarant so I would like to eat there once. If I don't make advanced reservations for everything, will we be waiting an hour or more to eat at a counter service place?

    I think thats enough space taken up for now, sorry everyone! I've really enjoyed reading people's trip reports I think if I hadn't and just gone to Disneyworld I would be a total wreck and it would end up like my trip in highschool to France - didn't enjoy myself very much, don't remember much! Don't want that to happen on my trip of a lifetime!! :sad1:

    If you happened to be THAT bored and read of all this, THANK YOU!!

    Lovelovelovedisney
     
  21. WILDERNESS FAN 55

    WILDERNESS FAN 55 CANNOT GET ENOUGH

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    The good news is you have 18 months to work some of this out. Keep asking questions a little at a time and you'll get answers. If you book the day 2014 hotel rates come out you'll get what you want especially for May. There is no ferry from AKL to Magic Kingdom but from the Transportation Center to the Kingdom. Even after 40 trips or so I still take the monorail because I'm so excited and it's faster! Relax and enjoy planning this trip.It's half the fun.
     

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