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Old 03-14-2013, 11:11 AM   #3211
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My Mickey Mail came!!!! 27 days out, booked trip through AAA.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #3212
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We are 23 days out... We booked through a TA and are not getting our tickets until we get there (military).. Wll we even get Mickey mail? Also, is the photo pass worth buying before you go? It's our first trip and I didn't know if I should worry with it, or just wait? Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #3213
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Ughhh...so it was not what I was expecting. DH called and had opened it. Just our personalized maps. Oh well...still some good stuff. Now I have maps, PP+ and just waiting on the ME tags!
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #3214
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We are 23 days out... We booked through a TA and are not getting our tickets until we get there (military).. Wll we even get Mickey mail? Also, is the photo pass worth buying before you go? It's our first trip and I didn't know if I should worry with it, or just wait? Thanks!
I think based on my 2010 trip that having the photo pass ahead of time is well worth it. I ended up with about 13 different passes to enter at the end. Starting with one would have made it so much easier. Plus ordering a PP or PP+ ahead of time saves you money. I save almost $50 by ordering last month.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #3215
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Mickey Mail day!!! 32 days for those waiting and wondering when.

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I figured it out. I guess because i added it to my package vs. Buying separately, they do it differently and you pick up thecd there
Mine came the same way as yours - a voucher in with all the rest.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #3216
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We are 23 days out... We booked through a TA and are not getting our tickets until we get there (military).. Wll we even get Mickey mail? Also, is the photo pass worth buying before you go? It's our first trip and I didn't know if I should worry with it, or just wait? Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #3217
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We are 23 days out... We booked through a TA and are not getting our tickets until we get there (military).. Wll we even get Mickey mail? Also, is the photo pass worth buying before you go? It's our first trip and I didn't know if I should worry with it, or just wait? Thanks!
Are you flying or driving?
If flying and if you're signed up for Magical Express, you should receive some luggage tags in the mail to put on any checked bags, so ME can pick them up for you.

I joined a Photopass share on Facebook (maybe I'm not allowed to talk about that here? ). Basically, I'm splitting the cost with 7 other people.
Overall, I do like Photopass, because it gets everyone in the photo. It really depends on you whether the CD is worth it though.
If you're planning on stopping and getting your photo taken several times throughout the day, including many different characters and all the park icons, then you'll likely find that having Photopass is a good idea.
It's especially nice to have it during character interactions, because then Mom/Dad can watch or participate in the interaction without a camera strapped to their face.

The Photopass photographers will take pictures with your own camera, but this can be frustrating to juggle. Also, their cameras will already be set to handle the environment (ie. the Osborne Lights can be tricky to photograph).

Once I've made all my edits, I usually get at least 100 photos for my trips. I can usually find at least 10 that would have been worth purchasing individually, so it makes up for the value, since copies start at $14.95. I still prefer splitting the cost with others, but I have paid full price before and didn't regret it. I did, however, regret not pre-ordering it, because that would have saved me a bit of money.

Plus is a more difficult decision. I don't really care about ride photos, especially since we're still at Baby Swap size, so we won't even all get to ride together on most of the attractions that have photos.
The dining photos seem like a cop out to me, because the 2 restaurants I'm aware of that take your picture with characters (except Tusker House) already include a photo package (which can be added to your Photopass) in the cost. I guess they have added in Beast at Be Our Guest.
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I ordered the Chlorox hand spray. Thanks for posting. I didn't realize most hand sanitizers didn't kill Norovirus. I hope RCCL knows this and provides the proper protection since they make you use it before entering the dining room.
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I ordered the Chlorox hand spray. Thanks for posting. I didn't realize most hand sanitizers didn't kill Norovirus. I hope RCCL knows this and provides the proper protection since they make you use it before entering the dining room.
Where did u order the Clorox from?
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Where did u order the Clorox from?
Amazon. I think they were $3.13 a bottle and I ordered three. I am a Prime member so I got free shipping.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #3221
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Amazon. I think they were $3.13 a bottle and I ordered three. I am a Prime member so I got free shipping.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:55 PM   #3222
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Most places online are sold out. I ordered the big bottle and just going to buy the little spray bottle for my bag. I ordered from webofficemart.com
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Well, you can take care of the room but think of all the things you touch in the parks. You need to make frequent trips to the bathrooms to wash with soap and water to really do the job right. I just read that restaurant menus have one of the highest rates of e coli -- eww! I think my new habit will be to visit the ladies' room after ordering my food instead of when we arrive at the restaurant.
Another thing people dont think of is buffets. All those hands on the serving spoons.....eeewwwww. Wash hands AFTER you make your plate. And yes, sanitizer only when not by a sink- washing is always best.
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Ughhh...so it was not what I was expecting. DH called and had opened it. Just our personalized maps. Oh well...still some good stuff. Now I have maps, PP+ and just waiting on the ME tags!
Hello, where in Mass r u from? U flying from Logan? How r u getting to the airport?
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Hello, where in Mass r u from? U flying from Logan? How r u getting to the airport?
We're flying from Logan, but live on the T. So we'll just take the train.
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