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Old 10-12-2009, 09:30 AM   #1861
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Back from October 2-11

Just back .

We had 9 lovely nights at the World and are home safe, sound and sad.

Weather: HOT HOT HOT HOT and HUMID...worse than any August I have ever experienced!! Only 1 day of a few light sprinkles.

Crowds: Heavy during the day but extra late magic hours were AWESOME as usual and we rode the big attractions over and over.

Off to do laundry. Will work on a PTR soon.

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:59 AM   #1862
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Just back .

We had 9 lovely nights at the World and are home safe, sound and sad.

Weather: HOT HOT HOT HOT and HUMID...worse than any August I have ever experienced!! Only 1 day of a few light sprinkles.

Crowds: Heavy during the day but extra late magic hours were AWESOME as usual and we rode the big attractions over and over.

Off to do laundry. Will work on a PTR soon.

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We are also back Oct 2-10.
I have to agree with above -HOT, HOT, HOT & HUMID! This was unexpected, as we've also been in August and September and felt this was maybe worse! Tempers in our party were short.
Our stay at OKW was lovely, location nice, buses good. We did have a few issues with our dinning plan bill, but they got it fixed, and all CMs were very nice.
We also did one night at ASMu, Room was fine, location a bit of a walk, food court had very good selection. The buses were always crowded, and long wait from the park the 2 times we used it. Couldn't check our bags for flight home, or get boarding passes as they were having issues, and seemed very unorganized.
Most CMs were super nice during our stay. Except for one bus driver that was a grump, and a couple of CMs that were a bit short with people.
DGS had his 8th BDay, and was constantly told "Happy Birthday" He really ate it up!
We were on the DDP and had wonderful meals. No problems with ADRs, but, like last time for us, Coral Reef was a long wait. 20+ mins seems like forever when you have nowhere to sit, and you have children with you.
I hope I can do a quick trip report when I have more time, and pictures!
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:40 AM   #1863
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We leave first thing on Thurs morning, i have to work all three days...........and i haven't packed or printed out a single thing
I leave eaaarly thursday morning too, and today is my first day off from work in a while... so EVERYTHING is being done today. I'm far behind too so don't worry!
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:42 PM   #1864
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we jsut got back the 8th- and had an amazing time! i will start a trip report soon. we had a wonderful time- very litte waits and hto humid weather. oy!

we went to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary and ran into three wonderful ladies that stayed at movies with us. two nites in a row we ran into them and gave them some of our anniversary cake cus we knew it'd be too hard to drag home. one for sure is a dis'er bt ti didnt get her name!!!!

so if you were there from ny, and left saturday and got milk, cake and cookies from us drop me a pm! lol
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:11 PM   #1865
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Just found out that MIL's BFF and her DH is coming to "stay with them" for a couple days Five days before our trip. You have got to be freakin' kidding me

Deep breaths...the more the marrier, right?
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #1866
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6 days to go... and it looks like we'll have a break in the weather (praying they're right). We went in September a few years ago, and I really didn't handle the heat/humidity well. But highs in the mid 80's are tolerable.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:09 PM   #1867
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11 hours - CBR

11 hours to go!!! 11 hours to go!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:21 PM   #1868
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in the single digits now!!! that means i'm eligible for online check in woo hoo! and i have all my outfits and sneakers picked out, went shopping today for some travel essentials (sunblock, purel, tic tacs, etc) - feels like i'm almost there!
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:29 PM   #1869
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5 Days Left.....

It's getting very close now!!! I'm "offically" on vacation!!! Yesterday was my last day of work. I cleaned the house really good today now I have to dive into the packing thing! I should be all done by Monday evening. That leaves me with Tuesday and Wednesday for a little rest and relaxation!

I had just recently started reading the Twilight series. I am down to the final book!!! My plan is to read it on my 3 1/2 hour flight to Orlando. I haven't started it yet, but it is taking everything in me not to pick up the book and start reading!!! I have no will power!!!
Don't do it, don't start reading, yet !
Read it on the plane.
It'll make the flight go by so much faster !
Oh, it is so suspenseful, you won't want to put it down !!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:41 PM   #1870
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Got all my travel-size necessities today! Only two more weeks to go here!XD
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:31 PM   #1871
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packed everything i won't be needing the next 2 days. Got all my papers and tickets in order. So excited!!! Two more shifts at work and then ill be flying to the world!
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:03 PM   #1872
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I'm FINALLY packed!! It took me FOREVER to get it done today! I had to do laundry too .....maybe that's why it felt soooo long!! I also did some ironing. I'm exhausted!!!

But I am 3 days away!!!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:12 PM   #1873
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For those of you getting ready for your trips, I thought I'd leave you with a few tips that I learned this trip.
I know that I'm forgetting some, but here goes;
*Put your park tickets on your room key card, if you don't have a pkg. The paper type tickets get damp and quit working after a few days, or at least give you trouble.
*Use the fast pass system!!! As soon as you get to the park, get FPs for something that you know will get busy, or for a ride you know you will want to do twice. It makes a big difference, even if you only use 2 a day.
*Get to the parks early! The first couple hours you'll find very little wait times. It will save your sanity!
*Find counter service that has indoor seating, and avoid 12-1pm if possible. Of course we were dealing with intense heat and humidity last week, but this saved us by giving us the cool break when we needed it.
*Make time to swim or give the kids time for even the water play areas in the parks. The kids told us they would rather leave the park to swim, that push to hard in the parks. Sometimes a 45min pool break worked wonders.
* If you have little ones, always have some little treat on you. My 2yr old DGD would start to melt down, or whine, or throw a fit, and I would say " Look what Grandma has!"-cranraisons, nuts, piece of candy. She would forget what she was upset about!
*About 75% of the counter serve places would give us water instead of desert, this worked well.
*And don't take any grumpy people with you to spoil the fun!
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Thanks tkitty for the reminders!

This time next week I will be getting ready to go to DHS
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I'm FINALLY packed!!
Oh man stop rubbing it in! I STILL haven't packed a single thing and I'm at work until 4pm today and from 7:00-4:00 tomorrow before my 8am flight Thurs!!!!

All I have so far is a list of stuff that SHOULD be in a bag by now. Oh yeah, and did I mention my house is a disaster as well?? Ugh, I'm such a procrastinator.

Here's hoping that you'll see a similar message to yours from me tomorrow morning!!

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