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Old 01-26-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Talking 19, and in need of new Disney friends!

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I'm Em and I'm fairly new to the DIS boards. I figured I should come back and introduce myself here so I could meet some new Disney friends and really get involved in the community.

A little about me- I'm 19, a nursing student, and an avid runner. I just got back from Disney 1/19 and will be writing a TR soon. I'm planning to return with my sister next February to take on the Princess half marathon. It'll be my sister's first half, so it'll be pretty exciting!

So, stop and introduce yourself! Tell me your favorite ride, and your favorite resort! Point me in the direction of your trip report! Share some Disney wisdom with me!

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Welcome to the disboards Emily! Have you done any of the Disney marathons before?? I hear there awesome...I'd love to go to one someday!
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Welcome!

I'm not really a runner, but I want to start training to do a 5k at Disney, it gives me an excuse to go to WDW lol...My favorite ride is Splash Mountain and favorite resort is Polynesian
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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Welcome to the disboards Emily! Have you done any of the Disney marathons before?? I hear there awesome...I'd love to go to one someday!
Not yet! I've heard they're a lot of fun though! I did run the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November, and will be running either the Atlantic City Half Marathon, of Chesire Half Marathon in April.

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I'm not really a runner, but I want to start training to do a 5k at Disney, it gives me an excuse to go to WDW lol...My favorite ride is Splash Mountain and favorite resort is Polynesian
You should totally do it! I honestly started running to train for a 5K and then loved it and coundn't stop. My goal is to complete a full marathon one day

Ahh, a Splash fan. What do you think of all the complaints about it being run down? Does it bother you or do you like the ride no matter what?

You know, its funny you said Poly, because until recently I didn't really get why so many people have fallen in love with that resort. I stopped there a couple weeks ago to catch the monorail and was literally blown away. The lobby was incredible, so I'm sure the rest of the resort is nothing less. Needless to say, I understand now

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Thanks! Love your picture! I'm assuming you met Meeko...? (Or maybe you wish you could!) Either way, he's adorable!
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I think one of the main reasons I love Splash Mountain is the nostalgia. I never liked roller coasters when I was younger, but I loved Splash. I think it is perfect as is, an idea I have is that they release a new movie to include the Song of the South characters.

And for the Polynesian. I haven't stayed there in awhile, but I do visit there nearly every time I go to WDW. Ohana is my favorite place to eat in the world! Dole Whip is my favorite dessert at Disney, so having it at Captain Cook's is great. The luau show is great, the beach there has great views and is great for relaxing, the pool is fun, the theme is amazing and the location is the best! I could go on and on lol.
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Not yet! I've heard they're a lot of fun though! I did run the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November, and will be running either the Atlantic City Half Marathon, of Chesire Half Marathon in April.

Wow, that's a lot of running! Well it's good to see other young people on the boards...I just saw your TR...how did you like AoA??? Good things I hope because that's where I plan on staying when I get down there again!
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Wow, that's a lot of running! Well it's good to see other young people on the boards...I just saw your TR...how did you like AoA??? Good things I hope because that's where I plan on staying when I get down there again!
I loved it! Ariel is my favorite princess so I loved staying in the Little Mermaid section. I don't know how many reviews you've read of the resort, but many of the common complaints people have are pretty valid. However, I'm a fairly easy going traveler so I really didn't mind.

Are you planning to stay in the Little Mermaid section? Or in one of the suites?
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I loved it! Ariel is my favorite princess so I loved staying in the Little Mermaid section. I don't know how many reviews you've read of the resort, but many of the common complaints people have are pretty valid. However, I'm a fairly easy going traveler so I really didn't mind.

Are you planning to stay in the Little Mermaid section? Or in one of the suites?
Yeah I'm the same way. Any trip to Disney is alright by me! It's definitely going to be a while before I can afford to go again but I was looking at the Little Mermaid section. When we go down we usually go to Wilderness Lodge but it'd be nice to switch it up!
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Hi all,

I'm Em and I'm fairly new to the DIS boards. I figured I should come back and introduce myself here so I could meet some new Disney friends and really get involved in the community.

A little about me- I'm 19, a nursing student, and an avid runner. I just got back from Disney 1/19 and will be writing a TR soon. I'm planning to return with my sister next February to take on the Princess half marathon. It'll be my sister's first half, so it'll be pretty exciting!

So, stop and introduce yourself! Tell me your favorite ride, and your favorite resort! Point me in the direction of your trip report! Share some Disney wisdom with me!

HI! It's kind of hard for me to find friends on here everyone seems so much older I'm also 19 (20 soon), I'm a Photographer from New Jersey my favorite ride is probably Haunted Mansion, I have a TR in my sig check it out if you'd like :]
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:52 PM   #14
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HI! It's kind of hard for me to find friends on here everyone seems so much older I'm also 19 (20 soon), I'm a Photographer from New Jersey my favorite ride is probably Haunted Mansion, I have a TR in my sig check it out if you'd like :]
Hi! I'm so exicted to meet other young people Everyone here on DIS is super nice, but I don't feel quite as connected to the other members because most of them are older than I am.

I love Haunted Mansion a lot too! It's such a classic! I will definitely sub to your TR and read it this weekend!

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Welcome! Too funny we returned on 1/4 and stayed in the little mermaid section! And live in NJ..small world. I don't come n the board often but I like it for when I need a disney fix! We'd love to return next year but are currently planning for 2015. Is it wrong I a looking for a new job specifically to go to disney lol.
What a small world! (no pun intended! ) Wasn't the LM section awesome? I loved it!

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I'm Jillianne and I'm new here in DisBoards... I discovered this forum through a friend who introduced me to a disney food blog (which I got sooo addicted about! I read the blog every day because of the awesome posts -mostly about Food at various disney restaurants! ) I'll be having my very first Disney trip in the middle of this year and I am sooo excited about it!
A first timer! That's so exciting!

Whenever I'm in the parks, it always makes me so excited to see folks with the '1st visit' pins. There's just something so awesome about knowing they're probably falling in love with the place! I hope you enjoy your trip!
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Welcome!!! I am always glad to find people around my age on the DIS everyone either seems to be older or younger... Anyway my name is Heather, I am 18 years old and studying early-childhood education.
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