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Old 07-11-2012, 06:10 AM   #31
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Plans sound great! If you have a park hopper, you can always get up early and hit the EMH park and have them call when they are ready to go. That way you can make sure you don't miss anything you want to see.

DH would never make the AM; I always packed up the kids and met him somewhere. Became much easier once I had a cellphone!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:36 AM   #32
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Would you believe I had no idea it was Labor Day until I booked it and it suddenly hit me. I almost thought of pushing it back a day because I was worried flights would be outrageous. But after a little research found that it shouldn't be bad and thankfully it wasn't. Only $88 each way which I was happy to get. I'm really hoping for low crowds, it would make things much smoother. The only kink that I hadnt thought of is that it will probably be muggy. Hopefully it won't be too bad. Should probably do a bit more research on the weather.
We went the week after Labor Day two years ago - the second week of September. There were NO crowds, but it was terribly hot. I'd do it again though.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #33
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Plans sound great! If you have a park hopper, you can always get up early and hit the EMH park and have them call when they are ready to go. That way you can make sure you don't miss anything you want to see.

DH would never make the AM; I always packed up the kids and met him somewhere. Became much easier once I had a cellphone!
Mom and I have APs since I knew we were doing multiple trips this year. That is definitely an option, but can I wake up early enough is the question
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #34
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We went the week after Labor Day two years ago - the second week of September. There were NO crowds, but it was terribly hot. I'd do it again though.
Terribly hot is much worse than muggy, that is a tad worrisome. I went once in June and that was scorching. Low crowds might make it worth it, I love low crowds. Late January was such low crowds almost everything was a walk on, and that was so wonderful.
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Would you believe I had no idea it was Labor Day until I booked it and it suddenly hit me. I almost thought of pushing it back a day because I was worried flights would be outrageous. But after a little research found that it shouldn't be bad and thankfully it wasn't. Only $88 each way which I was happy to get. I'm really hoping for low crowds, it would make things much smoother. The only kink that I hadnt thought of is that it will probably be muggy. Hopefully it won't be too bad. Should probably do a bit more research on the weather.
Well, you obviously don't have school age kids or you would know exactly when Labor Day is. My kids always went back to school after Labor Day. There was never any childcare/camp/ect the week before so we started taking vacation then. I love that week. I have been to WDW a bunch of times pre Labor Day week and it can be really, stinking hot or it can be regular summer temps - mid 80's and decent humidity. The trade off is you won't have any crowds. And - there shouldn't be a single school age kid in the park. Great price on the flights!
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #36
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Well, you obviously don't have school age kids or you would know exactly when Labor Day is. My kids always went back to school after Labor Day. There was never any childcare/camp/ect the week before so we started taking vacation then. I love that week. I have been to WDW a bunch of times pre Labor Day week and it can be really, stinking hot or it can be regular summer temps - mid 80's and decent humidity. The trade off is you won't have any crowds. And - there shouldn't be a single school age kid in the park. Great price on the flights!
You are quite right, no kids yet. Hopefully I won't have any that don't share my love for Disney, then I'll be in trouble! Oh that's really nice to hear about the low crowds. I'll keep my fingers crossed for mid 80s, that would be really nice.

Can I ask how you get your links to just say the name of your TR. I would love to change mine over to be like that.
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You are quite right, no kids yet. Hopefully I won't have any that don't share my love for Disney, then I'll be in trouble! Oh that's really nice to hear about the low crowds. I'll keep my fingers crossed for mid 80s, that would be really nice.

Can I ask how you get your links to just say the name of your TR. I would love to change mine over to be like that.
Higlight the name of your tr and click on the button that looks like the globe with a figure 8 in front of it... Place the URL on the pop up box and there you go, that link is now associated with your TR name..
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #38
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Higlight the name of your tr and click on the button that looks like the globe with a figure 8 in front of it... Place the URL on the pop up box and there you go, that link is now associated with your TR name..
Thank you Brandi! I like the look of that much better.
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Thank you Brandi! I like the look of that much better.
no problem.....

That is how mine are done... You can highlight and change the font or the color the same way.
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I hope everyone had a great Monday. I know I didn't sound very enthusiastic about this trip, but it could not come fast enough. Work has been very stressful and I am so looking forward to getting away and relaxing.

I had dinner with R & M the other night, and they are getting very excited. I gave them the run down of the schedule and made sure they knew that whenever they didn't like how the day was going they would be free to head off on their own. This didn't go over well. They are trusting me to show them a good time and will stick with mom and I and do whatever I plan on doing. I'll be curious how long this lasts. I'm just glad they're really looking forward to this. Who knows, it could be a great bonding experience for everyone.
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We are staying AKV - Jambo - CL for the first time at the end of September
(Can hardly believe we scored CL) and then to OKW.
We will be waiting to see what you have to say about it when you return.
Hope using the extra points for CL is worth it - we will soon findout.
We do love Boma. We also like Ohana - have you been there for dinner ?
The food is great !
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Oh yes, the extra points are worth it, CL is fabulous. It is so nice to have breakfast available without having to go to a restaurant or piece meal something in the room. Along with all the rest of the goodies during the day. The African Smoothie is one of my favorite things they have, so delicious.

The only time I've been to Ohana was for breakfast with Lilo and Stitch, enjoyed that very much. I've heard people love dinner but it's mainly meat so I doubt I'll ever get over for it.
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I see you got your TR links all changed over. Nice! It took me forever to figure that out, too. And I finally figured out how to do my update links the right way, although its a PITA!
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Oh yes, the extra points are worth it, CL is fabulous. It is so nice to have breakfast available without having to go to a restaurant or piece meal something in the room. Along with all the rest of the goodies during the day. The African Smoothie is one of my favorite things they have, so delicious.

The only time I've been to Ohana was for breakfast with Lilo and Stitch, enjoyed that very much. I've heard people love dinner but it's mainly meat so I doubt I'll ever get over for it.
Good to hear that the extra points for CL are worth it - is the African Smoothie offered all day ? It will be great having a breakfast available at CL and not having to go out to a breakfast and not having to put something together for a breakfast. That will save a lot of am time.
Ohana for dinner is great - yes there is unlimited steak, pork, chicken and shrimp, but our adult children are vegetarian and vegan and they were made specail meals - fab ! They did enjoy the bread, salad, vegetables, and the noodles. The dipping sauces were great, too. Can you tell it is our new fav ?
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I see you got your TR links all changed over. Nice! It took me forever to figure that out, too. And I finally figured out how to do my update links the right way, although its a PITA!
Oh no, I didn't even think about the update links. Do you do it the same way?
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