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Old 08-27-2009, 10:24 PM   #31
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Ahh-the wealth of choices...(hmm btw-just how are the travel plans going...)
They're going....just not sure how we are yet. And yes, for an obsessive planner who needs everything just so it is making me CRAZY!

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The thing is there is no bad choice in any of this-it's just about choosing what you are ultimately going to enjoy the most...
DH, who is a sweets person way more than me, just told me to cancel it...but I'm not doing that yet!

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I agree that the Park Faire Dinner and cake and the desert party is probably going to be way more food than you'll be comfortable with...

so what's more important to you

-to have the cake at Park Faire (you can probably cancel it and have it another night if you really want)-although GF's bakery has the best in house bakery if you're ordering something specific...

or

-to have the reserved seating for Wishes and the Parade and the dessert party?

(Personally I can get wiggy in a Parade Crowd so the concept of having a reserved seat and coffee and sweets while watching is appealing but if you don't mind the curb seating than the cake at Park Faire might be more special to you...)

Darn I just realized I've probably confused things...You just have too much of a good thing to choose from...Just think about what's the most important to you...)
That last bit made me laugh. The problem is that's the only night to do Park Faire with the whole group as Red leaves the next day. And I'm really hoping this cake will be fantastic. Which means I'll probably end up canceling like DH said too as we'll all be way to full. I just thought it would be nice to actually not have to fight for a spot.
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I would cancel the desert party. But that's just my personal opinion. I am not so much of a sweets person anyway. And I am not a Spectro person either. So I would see Wishes on a non-Spectro night. And I think there is only one spot to see Wishes from: on the bridge to the hub right at the end of Main Street (preferrably at the Main Street end of that bridge, otherwise you are too close to the castle). On a non-Spectro night, you should have ´no trouble finding a spot for an adult group there. There are a number of Photopass photographers and they tend to pack in as soon as Wishes starts so you can spread out more...

I can see the appeal of the party for others but I know that it isn't for me!
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Then just a few weeks ago, I received a pin code…worked well and saved of $$$ off the Contemporary. We then decided since the rate was so good for AKL as well, we would save some points for our next trip with my parents next year and drop the DVC 1 bedroom. So we now have a Savannah view room booked…we’ve never stayed Savannah, so it will be something new. Oh – and the pin code I had received, had my information from over ten years ago when I lived in a different state. Thankfully, DH remembered the address and I was able to use it.
Too funny. I got a code like that (free dining etc) and it came in my Maiden name to a home my mom just bought in my state (her health is declining so she moved near to us).

I have been married for about 10 years and have not lived at her previous address since the mid 80s. Even though the card was addressed to my maiden self and my mom's current address - their computer had the address from my HS days. I felt almost criminal when I said... what about this address (mom's current one), what about this address (my current one) then what about this address (mom's previous one). But the 3rd time was the charm and I got the code.

We are headed to WDW in Oct.
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I would cancel the desert party. But that's just my personal opinion. I am not so much of a sweets person anyway. And I am not a Spectro person either. So I would see Wishes on a non-Spectro night. And I think there is only one spot to see Wishes from: on the bridge to the hub right at the end of Main Street (preferrably at the Main Street end of that bridge, otherwise you are too close to the castle). On a non-Spectro night, you should have ´no trouble finding a spot for an adult group there. There are a number of Photopass photographers and they tend to pack in as soon as Wishes starts so you can spread out more...

I can see the appeal of the party for others but I know that it isn't for me!
The problem is that's the only night with the whole group to see Wishes and Spectro, and my BFF's really want to see both. I'm thinking we shouldn't have a problem squeezing in somewhere and we can stand behind sitting people during the parade. If we weren't probably going to be stuffed, I think my friends would all enjoy it as well. Oh well, maybe we'll do it in ten years for my 50th

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Too funny. I got a code like that (free dining etc) and it came in my Maiden name to a home my mom just bought in my state (her health is declining so she moved near to us).

I have been married for about 10 years and have not lived at her previous address since the mid 80s. Even though the card was addressed to my maiden self and my mom's current address - their computer had the address from my HS days. I felt almost criminal when I said... what about this address (mom's current one), what about this address (my current one) then what about this address (mom's previous one). But the 3rd time was the charm and I got the code.

We are headed to WDW in Oct.
First off,

I always tease my DH about his amazing memory of things past (for some reason it doesn't seem to work for things present that I tell him to do. ) But boy did it come in handy as I could not remember our address from ten years ago and he was able to just rattle it off. I think the CM got a good laugh as I tried four or five others first. Then she gave me the NY area code and I knew it was our place there. Wonder how many mailed codes have landed there over ten years!

I love Disney in October...normally when we go, but ended up a few weeks earlier than usual. Have a fantastic time!
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OH MY!!

I have tags!!!

I noticed it a minute ago on the AKL III thread. Although our complaining about being naked without the Jambo tags did not seem to work. But - I've now moved our campaign over to that thread!

Thank you tag fairy!
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Hey Tracy,

No more hiding out on page 4-we want to how the planning is coming-you're getting CLOSER AND CLOSER...
Thanks for the bump...and ask you ye shall receive
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Finally ONE update!

A couple of things to get out of the way....

I get to go to Disney this month
SINGLE DIGITS

Starting to get excited and have one small update:

I ended up moving the dessert party to Saturday, arrival day for my friends. But after thinking about the rushing we'd have to do since Evil Twin doesn't land until 5:30 I was having second thoughts. I finally called Evil Twin and asked if she wanted to hit the ground running or not that night. Since her flight leaves early from California, then has a layover in Dallas, then finally gets to Orlando, she said she would like to take it easy, have dinner and be ready to go the next day. Great - finally something has been decided! So I called to cancel and the CM was SHOCKED Not a big deal for me as I have a chocolate allergy and am not a big sweets person. Plus now I can use the money elsewhere.

Now you probably were all thinking that I would know how we were getting there.HA! Not yet, we are still up in the air. We have to know in six days as that is when we would pick up the rental car if we are driving.

I'm also still waiting on a Mypoints gas card...oh well, if it doesn't get here in time, it's not like it will go to waste!

BUT, I did get my t-shirts that I ordered for everyone, and I was really worried as I waited until pretty late to order. Here's what they'll all be wearing:


And here's what I'll be wearing


I'm truly hoping tomorrow I'll know more and we can get this trip set!!!

And eventually we'll start packing
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I love the shirts...so cute...especially since they have Donald on them...I love Mickey but Donald is my boy...

Does Evil Twin know her Disname is Evil Twin...I have to keep reminding myself that she's your BFF...

so we have progress...progress is good...waiting to see what you decide in terms of transportation...
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I love the shirts...so cute...especially since they have Donald on them...I love Mickey but Donald is my boy...
Thank you...Donald is DH's favorite. We went round and round as he did not want to wear princesses or even evil queens

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Does Evil Twin know her Disname is Evil Twin...I have to keep reminding myself that she's your BFF...
Yes she knows she is referred to as Evil Twin. I suppose the proper term would be Evil Twins as one of our friends started calling us that in grad school. We would still like to start a production company and we would call it Evil Twin productions. She actually explained out "evilness" in an email about a year ago when we were trying to convince another friend to join us and to bring his wife. He jokingly said the Evil Twins would cause him to much trouble. Her response was:

"The evil twins are really not that bad…we’re like funny, impish evil, as opposed to grotesque, diabolical evil…the diet cokes of evil, if you will."
A classic for all time!

I also tried to shorten her name, and when I explained the acronyms to her, her responses were:
DET - I don't want to be named after a pesticide
ET - I don't want to be named after an alien.

So now I'm forced to spell it out for the rest of the report!

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so we have progress...progress is good...waiting to see what you decide in terms of transportation...
You and me both! Hopefully tomorrow or Thursday.
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Singele Digits and you still don't know how to get there!!

But I am so glad that you finally get excited about your trip. Those shirts are very funny and Donald looks so angry on them

I can understand cancelling the party, I think very often you read so many interesting things here on the DIS that one forgets to really think about what is really important for oneself. And sometimes that might be a relaxing dinner instead of a busy party...
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Singele Digits and you still don't know how to get there!!
I feel EXACTLY same way

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But I am so glad that you finally get excited about your trip. Those shirts are very funny and Donald looks so angry on them
DH thinks that how Donald is. He is not a fan of "happy" Donald, cause in the old cartoons and stuff Donald was usually the cranky one of the Disney bunch...kind of fits him perfectly!

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I can understand cancelling the party, I think very often you read so many interesting things here on the DIS that one forgets to really think about what is really important for oneself. And sometimes that might be a relaxing dinner instead of a busy party...
I agree - I know I tend to get caught up in all the excitement and want to try and do everything. DH is still asking when he will actually get to relax on vacation. I told him he gets one day this trip!
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Yes she knows she is referred to as Evil Twin. I suppose the proper term would be Evil Twins as one of our friends started calling us that in grad school. We would still like to start a production company and we would call it Evil Twin productions. She actually explained out "evilness" in an email about a year ago when we were trying to convince another friend to join us and to bring his wife. He jokingly said the Evil Twins would cause him to much trouble. Her response was:

"The evil twins are really not that bad…we’re like funny, impish evil, as opposed to grotesque, diabolical evil…the diet cokes of evil, if you will."
A classic for all time!


It's always a comfort to know what you are dealing with...

I am very glad to know that you are funny, impish evil as opposed to grotesque, diabolical evil...that you are the diet coke of evil...as opposed I suppose to a 64 oz bottle of coke classic...


and the official travel plans are...
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I guess you are right about the cranky Donald! Here in Germany the best known Disney product are pocket books with Disney cartoons. I used to get one for long train journeys at the book store at the train station. They still sell them there. There are always Mickey and Donald stories alternating. Mickey usually works as a private detective, while Donald will get into some trouble and always is the unlucky one. The books are really funny and actually written for the German market. Donald is really the best liked Disney character in Germany. There even is a fan club for him which takes things pretty serious.
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