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Old 07-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Cool Only 583 days left...am I crazy?!

Hi All,

Just introducing myself. I'm a 5th year PhD student studying school psychology. Our national conference is at Disney in February 2015. I have ZERO desire to go, but my sister is a HUGE Disney fan, so I'm going to go with her (she's also in education--a teacher!) We grew up in Southern California, and have been to Disneyland more times than we can count. Neither of us have ever been to Disney World. I'll be 29 and she'll be 33 when we go.

I'll be a very poor post grad student/early career practitioner by that time, so saving money is important--and I decided, why not start 583 days before I leave?! Doesn't everyone!?

I've mentioned this board to so many people. Can't believe I'm here!
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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Planning this far out is not crazy.

I set an auto-transfer into my savings of $15 per week a year out to help sav money without thinking about it.

About 9 months out I start thinking about my dining options so at the 180 day mark I can go online and make reservations.

Getting your room reservation, I usually start 12 month out to determine on site or off/rent a timeshare week.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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I don't think you are crazy at all. We are planning on going to Disney World for DH's 50th birthday...which is Disney World's 50th birthday! We have 8 years to go! I am going to start planning and saving for this trip. Good luck with your trip planning!!!!!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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Never too early to plan. ---- especially for something as fabulous as WDW !! Save $2.00 a day and you will go with over $ 1,000.00 in your pocket Be sure to stay on these boards so that you keep up with all of the latest news. . You BOTH are in for a real treat when you see the differences between Disneyland and " The World ".
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #5
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My trip is next February and I am planning everyday.
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Aboard... Congrats on your career! Have a super time planning.
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