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Old 12-23-2012, 11:34 AM   #2386
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Thanks mom2travel! I am certain the magic will only get better.

We will be hitting AK on Christmas Day and then MK in the evening (in the hopes that the crowds will thin out even just a little at night at MK). I'm not sure what crowd rating it was yesterday but the crowds were not that bad (for our party of 4 adults anyway). The only time I felt crowded was when people dispersed after Celebrate the Magic. I even commented to my husband that if this is how crowded it gets for Christmas, it really wasn't that bad! I felt the crowds add to the magic (call me crazy).
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:08 PM   #2387
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Anyone being there on Xmas day, please tell me how busy it is, especially MK, I'm thinking about going next Christmas leaving around 23 or Halloween/sons birthday.
I miss it so much and I'm not even back a week yet
We will be in EPCOT on Christmas Day, but I will be glad to report any of our excitement and/or rumor from MK.

Well, clothing is all laid out except DD11. My MIL is house/pet sitting for us and she slept in, so we havent gotten DD11's clothing out yet. I CANT WAIT!

ABout to check in at SWA, then running out to the nursing home to see my mom and bring her her Christmas. Then its ON! Hafta swing by and get my DD11s eyeglasses adjusted at WM (they are new, and now they hurt her ear).

My Dad and step mom came in for a night last night and brought Christmas too the girls - and included cash for us all to spend at the world. I was floored!
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #2388
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Yes, we are flying. No, we got good deals on our flights. I booked in sept, but rates dropped in November. I got credit bc we are flying SW.

I didn't sleep well bc I dreamed of packing all night. Lol
Good to know! I was semi concerned because it would be potentially when a lot of Xmas travelers are flying home.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #2389
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We're driving actually. It's 2020 miles each way, about a 32 hour drive, can't wait! We've done the drive about 5 or so times before and consider it to be part of the fun of the vacation. We only fly when we have a short amount of time to go, like our May trip for Star Wars Weekend that we only had 4 days. We're planning to leave around 6am on Dec 26th and we're going to try to make it most of the way through Illinois before we stop.
Oh my! 32 hours??? I think it's 26 if we wanted to drive.... If we took more than a week off at a time I'd think about it but right now doesn't it make sense. Where do you travel from?
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #2390
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We're driving actually. It's 2020 miles each way, about a 32 hour drive, can't wait! We've done the drive about 5 or so times before and consider it to be part of the fun of the vacation. We only fly when we have a short amount of time to go, like our May trip for Star Wars Weekend that we only had 4 days. We're planning to leave around 6am on Dec 26th and we're going to try to make it most of the way through Illinois before we stop.
Wow! And I complain about our 12 hour drive!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #2391
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Wow! And I complain about our 12 hour drive!
Ditto! Lol
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #2392
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Oh my! 32 hours??? I think it's 26 if we wanted to drive.... If we took more than a week off at a time I'd think about it but right now doesn't it make sense. Where do you travel from?
We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which is about an hour and a half north of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #2393
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Oh and I forgot to say, somebody got engaged along Main Street last night before the last MSEP, by the bakery. So adorable. Congratulations!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #2394
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Checked in today. Staying at Westgate Lakes. So far so good. 1st day in parks tomorrow. So excited. ..may not sleep tonight!
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #2395
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We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which is about an hour and a half north of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
I'm about an hour south of Canada - but on the eastern side
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #2396
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We're back - Boo! Had an interesting time at the orlando airport this morning- our flight was delayed almost 2 hours because the wings had frost on them and the airport doesn't have de-icing equipment, but we did manage to barely make our connection in Atlanta and are now home safe and sound.

We had an amazing time overall and can't wait to go back again in Dec. at some point in the future. We didn't get as much done as we would have liked - this trip seemed to be marred by lots of technical difficulties, which certainly made it interesting, and I will definitely be writing a trip report on the other thread after we get through the Christmas craziness! I can already feel the PDD setting in!!!
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We're back - Boo! Had an interesting time at the orlando airport this morning- our flight was delayed almost 2 hours because the wings had frost on them and the airport doesn't have de-icing equipment, but we did manage to barely make our connection in Atlanta and are now home safe and sound.

We had an amazing time overall and can't wait to go back again in Dec. at some point in the future. We didn't get as much done as we would have liked - this trip seemed to be marred by lots of technical difficulties, which certainly made it interesting, and I will definitely be writing a trip report on the other thread after we get through the Christmas craziness! I can already feel the PDD setting in!!!
Boo! It seems that "not getting as much done as we would have liked..." Is what Disney counts help with repeat business can't wait to hear about your trip!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:57 PM   #2398
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We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which is about an hour and a half north of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Small world! I am originally from Bismarck, nd. Folks still live there and are joining us on this trip! Drive safe!!!!
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:38 AM   #2399
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SOOOO EXCITED!!! We leave next Sunday! I love to be at the Magic Kingdom on 3 a.m. EMH nights!!!!

Another year of annual passes! Woo-hoo!

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We are telling our DS tonight about the trip and then jumping in the car for the 4 hour drive to Bangor, ME so we can catch our flight. This time tomorrow I will already be there! So excited!!!!
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