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Old 04-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #106
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We leave in just a little over a week for my dd make a wish trip to disney. This will be our first trip to disney world. I want to make sure that my children have a great time. How much money should we take. What should we do and what parks would be best my kids are 6,5,3, and 7 months. Make a wish called today to let me know that our itenerary was sent out. I was excited and forgot to ask what it was lol. Do they plan our day to day??
Hi We just went on my daughter's MAW trip to Disney. Our check was more than enough for our eats and all! It was the most wonderful experience with lots of surprises<3 So excited for you MAW leaves it up to you on what you want to do when you get there. Make sure to make it to the FUN at GKTW at night! The kids wanted to stay there most of the time we were there... Half way threw the day they wanted to "GO HOME".
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:15 AM   #107
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Hi We just went on my daughter's MAW trip to Disney. Our check was more than enough for our eats and all! It was the most wonderful experience with lots of surprises<3 So excited for you MAW leaves it up to you on what you want to do when you get there. Make sure to make it to the FUN at GKTW at night! The kids wanted to stay there most of the time we were there... Half way threw the day they wanted to "GO HOME".
We got our packet today. I was so shocked at all make a wish does for the families. I just set there and cried while looking at everything. My baby was born to a birth mother that was addicted to drugs. She was a twin but baby a did not make it. The doctors told us that there was enough drugs in her system to kill an baby elephant and did not know how she had survived and did not expect her to make it. Her life expectancy is 3-5 and she is almost 4. The last year and a half has been a huge roller coaster for us. We thought dec. 2011 we were going to lose her due to stoke. But my baby girl is a fighter. I have come to the point that I dont trust doctors anymore. I had one doctor to ask us to pull food and let my baby pass. In other words kill my baby. They made us feel like my baby was worthless and was taking up space. Most reactions we get from people are she suffers and why does God allow poor children to suffer. My reaction is that they dont see the smiles and laughs and love in her eyes. Yes she has medical issues but she is still human. God put her in my life to show me how to live. She is a blessing not a burden. As long as I am able I will be her legs, her eyes, her dance partner, her mother. After hearing what everyone around me says all the time it hurts and receiving this package today lifted my spirits. Finally someone besides my husband and myself think my baby is worth the fight. Make a wish cared enough to bring joy to my baby and family.
sorry for the rant lol.. my heart is heavy with joy

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Old 04-05-2013, 12:51 AM   #108
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Yay Your family will have a great time

No, they don't plan out your day to day. The itinerary will have your travel info, list the expenses allotment you're receiving, any reservations (like dining, BBB) that they made for you (if applicable). Once you see the itinerary, you'll have a better idea of how much money you'll need, but they will cover most (if not all) of your expenses.

Knowing which parks are best for your family depends on your family. Some things to consider - What do they enjoy? How tall are they? (will prevent them from riding certain rides) Do they need lots of down time? AK for example - some families love it & spend all day there, others think it's boring & only do a few rides and then leave. Do they have favorite characters they want to meet? (some are only available at one park)
Thank you very much for your reply. My girls are excited about the princesses and Madison (wish child) absolutely loves mickey mouse. Can I schedule a meeting with mickey? We have never been to disney before!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:56 AM   #109
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Hi We just went on my daughter's MAW trip to Disney. Our check was more than enough for our eats and all! It was the most wonderful experience with lots of surprises<3 So excited for you MAW leaves it up to you on what you want to do when you get there. Make sure to make it to the FUN at GKTW at night! The kids wanted to stay there most of the time we were there... Half way threw the day they wanted to "GO HOME".
Congrats on your recent trip. I have heard GKTW makes the time spent there magical. Are there any pointers you can give me lol. This will be our first trip ever to disney.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:28 AM   #110
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momma31 - Lots of hugs Your post was so touching, and your children are beautiful. So sorry Madison has been through so much, and that you have Drs. & people that react so poorly. Most definitely she is worth it. So happy that your family is able to take this trip.

You can't schedule a meeting with Mickey, but he's available for meet & greets at all 4 parks, and you can get a FastPass for it at MK. I hope they get to see lots of Princesses. Did MAW schedule a Princess meal for you?
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:03 AM   #111
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Thank you very much for your reply. My girls are excited about the princesses and Madison (wish child) absolutely loves mickey mouse. Can I schedule a meeting with mickey? We have never been to disney before!
Be on the look out for the Character meet and greets in the mornings at GKTW! We got to meet Mickey, Pluto, Goofy, Dora, and Mary Poppins. The meet and greets are usually from 8:30 to 9 or 9:30am. It was great and they take everyones pic and then give you all the pictures on a cd at the end of your stay
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:06 AM   #112
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We got our packet today. I was so shocked at all make a wish does for the families. I just set there and cried while looking at everything. My baby was born to a birth mother that was addicted to drugs. She was a twin but baby a did not make it. The doctors told us that there was enough drugs in her system to kill an baby elephant and did not know how she had survived and did not expect her to make it. Her life expectancy is 3-5 and she is almost 4. The last year and a half has been a huge roller coaster for us. We thought dec. 2011 we were going to lose her due to stoke. But my baby girl is a fighter. I have come to the point that I dont trust doctors anymore. I had one doctor to ask us to pull food and let my baby pass. In other words kill my baby. They made us feel like my baby was worthless and was taking up space. Most reactions we get from people are she suffers and why does God allow poor children to suffer. My reaction is that they dont see the smiles and laughs and love in her eyes. Yes she has medical issues but she is still human. God put her in my life to show me how to live. She is a blessing not a burden. As long as I am able I will be her legs, her eyes, her dance partner, her mother. After hearing what everyone around me says all the time it hurts and receiving this package today lifted my spirits. Finally someone besides my husband and myself think my baby is worth the fight. Make a wish cared enough to bring joy to my baby and family.
sorry for the rant lol.. my heart is heavy with joy

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My older daughter Nicole after Madison gtub surgery... They love each other
So sorry your family has had to deal with drs like that! You have some beautiful kiddos
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #113
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Thank you all. No maw didnt schedule a meeting with the princess but I am most deff. going to try to get my kids in there. I read the GKTW page. That place seems so awesome. My kids are going to have a blast there. I ordered Madison a special outfit to wear for a meet and greet with Mickey and Mini. Starting monday morning I will be leaving little gifts in my kids beds to lead upto our trip to give them clues. They still do not know that we are leaving next sunday. I wanted it to be a surprise for them. This really will take all of our minds off the daily medical and stress. My oldest daughter has seen her sister go through a lot. This will be a good thing for her as well.
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Momma31, When you get to GKTW, they will give a schedule of everything they have going on in the village. They have met & greets on certain days for the characters from Disney & certain days for the characters from Universal Studios. We always went to this M&G, because the lines at the village are not as long as the ones at the parks, although some CMs(Disney Employees) will take you to the head of the line when you let them know you are with MAW, but this does not happen all of the time. At the village, they will leave you little surprises everyday, so if you are flying, you might want to take an extra bag to bring back all of the goodies that you will get.
You will also get a photopass from Disney for free, take advantage of them, get as many photos you can get. They will give you all of the info for this at the village.
Have Mayor Clayton & Mrs Clayton tuck your children in bed one night, we did not do this, & I regret not doing it.
It will be a busy & awesome week.
You have a beautiful family!
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