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Old 01-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #2506
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Let me know if that works... It's a mix of 2 different cameras, cell phones, photopass and the stock gallery CD....
This is so cute Sarah!!!!!!! I couldnt view it on my ipad and I finally got on the laptop today. I think my favorites are the fireworks/parade collage and the ride photos. And DD with Cinderella.
I really need to talk DH into PP for our next trip. We have exactly 3 pictures of the two of us together. And they were taken by one of us with our arm outstretched, so you can imagine how good they are. Lol. Oh wait, I forgot I took redneck photos of our Buzz ride photos. And of the SSE story at the end. So there are a few more of us.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #2507
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For those asking about the link to the Group TR... it is at the top of post #2 on the first page.

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Tofu - Thanks for creating this thread (all 5 parts)! I've really enjoyed talking to everyone and meeting one DISer from this thread on our trip!
You are so welcome. I still can't believe it is all over.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #2508
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So it's January. Sigh.

I am not trying to kill this thread, but would love if we could move on over to the Trip Report thread. That way we can make it more active, start doing some phone photo contests etc.

I am in that post Disney funk, and need some fun ways to keep the memories alive!! So if we could move on over to there, that would ROCK.

Again, the link is in post #2. But here it is as well. GROUP TR!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #2509
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Just finished eating at Le Cellier! We discovered this morning that we had two more table services than we thought and went to the concierge to see if any restaurants had openings and it turned out that Le Cellier had one table for two! Now we're waiting for O Canada to start.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #2510
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I am finally BACK in the real world

Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2013 is your year!

Well, Disney kinda took it out of me .... came back, of course was totally depressed about it, Christmas was on top of me and I hadn't done a darn thing so frantic shopping, baking, planning, cleaning (but I loved it HA!), our family always take between Christmas & New year as vacation so I have been totally consumed in the holidays & cooking .... lots of cooking ....

I am over my Disney depression by way of planning our next trip

Hope is everyone is well, missed you guys and looking forward to being back with my December Roll-Call Buddies

Will take a wander over to our group TR thread and maybe I will finally be ready to talk about my trip
We're not done partying (sp?) yet. Since we couldn't have a holiday get-together with friends before Christmas, DH went ahead and invited a few of our friends from church over for this Saturday. Of course he does this right after church service during our coffee hour. Later that day he comes to me and says, "Oh, btw, I invited a few people over for a party on January 5th."

For NYE, we were supposed to go over to a friend's house after our NYE bowling party at our local bowling alley. Unfortunately, they had to cancel, so we hosted a small one with another of our friends and their son and another friend and her two daughters.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #2511
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So it's January. Sigh.

I am not trying to kill this thread, but would love if we could move on over to the Trip Report thread. That way we can make it more active, start doing some phone photo contests etc.

I am in that post Disney funk, and need some fun ways to keep the memories alive!! So if we could move on over to there, that would ROCK.

Again, the link is in post #2. But here it is as well. GROUP TR!
Thanks for the link again. I went over and subscribed.

We were also in a Disney funk as well for a bit. Now it feels like our trip never happened, even though it did. However, we felt like we were back there when we were going over our PhotoPass photos yesterday. All of us were laughing at the comical looks on some of us.
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So it's January. Sigh.

I am not trying to kill this thread, but would love if we could move on over to the Trip Report thread. That way we can make it more active, start doing some phone photo contests etc.

I am in that post Disney funk, and need some fun ways to keep the memories alive!! So if we could move on over to there, that would ROCK.

Again, the link is in post #2. But here it is as well. GROUP TR!
<sigh> I moved over...
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:31 AM   #2513
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Happy New Year all!!!

I'm sorry that I've been neglecting my Dec Roll Call thread duties (trying to type anything more than a couple of sentences on a Kindle is murder) . But I'm back to work now, and typing shouldn't be an issue. Just don't tell my boss.


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DH fell in love with the Contemporary when we were resort hopping, but if we stay there I want to be in the Tower with TPV and that is $$$$$. He didnt like AKL much for some reason. We both like WL and it is a contender. I like YC a lot, but we need a good CS for breakfast. Loved Pop's food court. I think the goal will be CR and we will see how the saving goes. We might do a split stay too.

I talked to my friend when we got back and she said they arent posting the job--it is mine. I will interview as a formality with the manager in mid January and start in early Feb. She was able to hire someone else from our old work too, so that was good news.
Congrats on the new job.

I would like to hear some 1st hand opinions about the Contemporary, AKL and WL. We prob won't have the money to stay in them for a whole trip. But they could be a nice option for a 1 or 2 night/travel day.

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Hi everyone!

I haven't had much time to check in with you all since I went on my trip, but I wanted to say hi!

Our trip was really great. We didn't have ANY rain, which is a miracle. My feet were KILLING me, so I definitely need to get in better shape and walk a lot more before my next trip. I guess walking for 8-12 hours a day is a big deal.

I'm so glad that I got to hang out with you all and get to know you through this thread!
I think we had rain on each of our middle 3 days that we were there. But as luck would have it, we missed it every time. Either we were in a ride, at a meal or on the bus. The wettest we got was on Splash Mtn.

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With each phase here is who is allowed in, and not, per WDW Magic:

Phase 1
Guests with 'Magic Your Way' base tickets, or a '1-Day 1-Park Ticket', Guests without an admission ticket, and Cast Members using Main Gate & Silver Passes will be turned around at the parking lot booths.

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Admission is limited to:

Disney Resort Guests (including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and guests arriving by bus from the Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels)
Annual and Premium Annual Passholders
Guests with Hopper tickets coming from another park
Guests re-entering the park
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Magic Kingdom Guests with reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or The Pirates League
Guests using Walt Disney World Resort Transportation will be admitted.

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Admission is limited to:

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Closed to all guests.
Thank you for posting this. I've tried to explain to people over the holidays, why we didn't go over Christmas week, and how crowded it would get. They would say "How crowded could it really get?" I'd reply, "Crowded enough that they shut the doors." But I couldn't go into more detail. Thanks.

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We were in Disney from December 22-29. I was dreading the crowds most of all. I was pleasantly surprised by how well we navigated everything! I would go here every week of Christmas, for sure! What helped us was getting up early and arriving within the first hour of rope drop. The only park we went to later was AK on our first day. We met up with long time friends. We took them to FOTLK and EE. We missed the safari since they already rode it once, but we have riden it many times, so we weren't disappointed. The only time we felt the pressure of the crowd was on December 27 at DHS. It was pretty crowded mid day. We had rider swap passes for RNRC and the line went past the fastpass entrance. We decided not to wait and eventually gave away our pass. We left the park for about 90 minutes to visit GF for the gingerbread house. We were able to get 2 sets of fastpasses for TSM, but we gave our 2nd set away to a wonderful family that we met at Osbourne Lights. They arrived too late to get passes because they had planned to go to MK that day but got turned away. We had already ridden it once...they deserved a turn as well
It seemed as if many people did not know about fastpasses at all...I will never understand not doing your homework when you spend good time and money on a trip like this.
Our only big disappointment was the luau at the Poly. We had category 3 seating and felt out of the loop. The food was also just okay.
The highlights were CP with Gary Sinese on Christmas Day, the Osbourne lights and the ice castle.
That sounds like a great Christmas day. I've always heard that Sinese does a great job with the CP (still wouldn't trade the show we got with Blair Underwood though). And that was a thoughtful thing you did with that family and the FP for TSMM. We had a similar instance our last trip. A family had given us FP for Mission:Space (speaking of Sinese ), because they couldn't use them. They had gotten them because the ride was down and they were in line, so they were any time FP's. As the day went on, we realized that we couldn't use them either. We saw a family in line, so we gave them to the family. The kids were happy.

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http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3038743
Can't wait to start reading. I need to get off my duff and start our's.

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Having a bit of Disney withdrawl right now. really wanting to plan another trip for next xmas, but we usually go everyother year., I think it was in part to a few issues we had at our resort(still waiting to find out how to get a hold of them to voice what went on)....First time on QS dining(or any dining for that matter)-felt like we waisted a lot of food, but was nice to not have a ton of OPP meals.
This was our 1st trip using the deluxe dining plan. And we BEAT IT . It took some effort and a couple of dining/show combos, but we beat it. I keep the final receipt in my wallet as a trophy.


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Finally finished going through all of our photos (added borders to some) and have ordered our completed PhotoPass CD! It will arrive in 7-10 days

I received an email stating that it will expire on the 8th so we had to get our butts moving and edit them so we could order the CD. I can't wait to get it!
I still have to call Disney, and try to straighten out our PP+ issues. Been playing email tag with Disney, with my AAA travel agent stuck in the middle.

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Its not that cold here - although it got to 32 last night and I was whining HA! but it has not stopped raining ALL day, lots and lots of rain - bleh!



Not FOREVER

This year we have to concentrate on getting a ranch built for my parents, my Mum can't really do any form of stairs now so that is No.1 on the agenda.

Sooooo, although it pains us, no trip this year. We have decided on 2014 BUT BUT BUT to make up for it, we're going for 12 days





Seriously, thats how I like it. I am so much more productive under pressure ... don't give me time cuz I will do absolutely nothing with it
You're such a good doobie helping your folks build a house to accomodate them. That means that fate will give you all the ADR's you are hoping for when you go back in 2014.

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Happy New Year!! Our month is over (wah wah), but the spirit lives on!!

Hoping 2013 is magical, fun, healthy, and rewarding!

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So it's January. Sigh.

I am not trying to kill this thread, but would love if we could move on over to the Trip Report thread. That way we can make it more active, start doing some phone photo contests etc.

I am in that post Disney funk, and need some fun ways to keep the memories alive!! So if we could move on over to there, that would ROCK.

Again, the link is in post #2. But here it is as well. GROUP TR!
Tofubeast... I just want to thank you for all the work you did on this thread. It wouldn't have been as much fun, as warm or as close without you taking the reigns.

Thank you very much.

That being said, any chance that you might be starting a December 2014 Roll Call thread? I'm not saying that BDLsgal and I are a definite for that time frame, BUT, it has been discussed. I already miss the EPCOT food, and she is already jones-ing for the Castle lights.

I will be updating the post-trip thread as I start writing our post-TR. I also want to thank you all for sharing the goods, the bads, the ups and downs over the past year. It's been a pleasure getting to know (and occassionally banter with ) all of you.

Hope to see you on the post-trip thread. And I'll try to keep an eye out for you around the boards.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #2514
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Tofubeast... I just want to thank you for all the work you did on this thread. It wouldn't have been as much fun, as warm or as close without you taking the reigns.

Thank you very much.

That being said, any chance that you might be starting a December 2014 Roll Call thread? I'm not saying that BDLsgal and I are a definite for that time frame, BUT, it has been discussed. I already miss the EPCOT food, and she is already jones-ing for the Castle lights.

I will be updating the post-trip thread as I start writing our post-TR. I also want to thank you all for sharing the goods, the bads, the ups and downs over the past year. It's been a pleasure getting to know (and occassionally banter with ) all of you.

Hope to see you on the post-trip thread. And I'll try to keep an eye out for you around the boards.
Happy New Year to you as well and a big thank you for your nice words. As you know, the fun isn't over yet for all of us! Come chat on the group TR! I was happy to lead this thread, but it is only as good as its participants. You guys all rocked.

Regarding: 12/2014. Hahaha. Not sure if we will be at WDW that timeframe this far in advance!! I will be going in Oct of this year (but roll call already started). hehe. I am thinking we might be heading out to CA in 2014, so a trip back to my old home park would be in order. I will keep ya posted though if Dec happens.
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I know this thread is winding down, but wanted to post some exciting news here because I've been chatting with y'all for so long you feel like friends.

I've been job hunting in California for about a year now, and this morning I got a call from one of the counties I interviewed with right after my DisneyWorld trip. They needed another reference, since one was out of the office until Monday, and wanted to get the paperwork in to make an offer before then!

So it looks like we'll be living 3K miles closer to Disney World by the time our next trip rolls around! Such a relief!

Just wanted to say thanks for all the moral support ... this group was one of the few things that kept me sane and cheerful while going through this job hunt the last year. There truly is something magical about Disney friends ...
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I know this thread is winding down, but wanted to post some exciting news here because I've been chatting with y'all for so long you feel like friends.

I've been job hunting in California for about a year now, and this morning I got a call from one of the counties I interviewed with right after my DisneyWorld trip. They needed another reference, since one was out of the office until Monday, and wanted to get the paperwork in to make an offer before then!

So it looks like we'll be living 3K miles closer to Disney World by the time our next trip rolls around! Such a relief!

Just wanted to say thanks for all the moral support ... this group was one of the few things that kept me sane and cheerful while going through this job hunt the last year. There truly is something magical about Disney friends ...
Yaaaaay!!!!!!

I feel the same- almost a little lonely that my disney friends aren't around as much..
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I know this thread is winding down, but wanted to post some exciting news here because I've been chatting with y'all for so long you feel like friends.

I've been job hunting in California for about a year now, and this morning I got a call from one of the counties I interviewed with right after my DisneyWorld trip. They needed another reference, since one was out of the office until Monday, and wanted to get the paperwork in to make an offer before then!

So it looks like we'll be living 3K miles closer to Disney World by the time our next trip rolls around! Such a relief!

Just wanted to say thanks for all the moral support ... this group was one of the few things that kept me sane and cheerful while going through this job hunt the last year. There truly is something magical about Disney friends ...
Congratulations on the new job!

We will just have to keep the conversation going in the TR thread and then follow it up with a "December 2012 forever" thread on the community board :-)
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Congratulations on the new job!

We will just have to keep the conversation going in the TR thread and then follow it up with a "December 2012 forever" thread on the community board :-)
Hahahahaha!!
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I know this thread is winding down, but wanted to post some exciting news here because I've been chatting with y'all for so long you feel like friends.

I've been job hunting in California for about a year now, and this morning I got a call from one of the counties I interviewed with right after my DisneyWorld trip. They needed another reference, since one was out of the office until Monday, and wanted to get the paperwork in to make an offer before then!

So it looks like we'll be living 3K miles closer to Disney World by the time our next trip rolls around! Such a relief!

Just wanted to say thanks for all the moral support ... this group was one of the few things that kept me sane and cheerful while going through this job hunt the last year. There truly is something magical about Disney friends ...
Congrats on the job. I've felt the same way about this thread.

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Congratulations on the new job!

We will just have to keep the conversation going in the TR thread and then follow it up with a "December 2012 forever" thread on the community board :-)
Hahahahahahahahaha... You know that I'd be on board with that.
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Congratulations on the new job!

We will just have to keep the conversation going in the TR thread and then follow it up with a "December 2012 forever" thread on the community board :-)
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