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Old 08-22-2013, 09:07 PM   #46
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Laurie -

I graduated a few days ago with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and am now studying to take the Boards. We had to cancel our trip next month but will be going to Pennsylvania for a family reunion and are rescheduling for March and/or September/October. I am determined to go at Halloween time though I haven't made it there yet!

Relaxation with kids is possible, its just a different kind. We have had a rough year and was hoping the trip would come to fruition but PA will be a nice change of pace. We are looking to take off just one day to go exploring with just our kids.

I found your Facebook and email info the other day so I will attempt to friend you.

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I'd pick the fall time next year over March......Spring break time at the parks is worse then summer time.....sooooooooo crowded!! We did 2 yrs in a row and swore it off for life!!!

Sorry to hear you had a rough year......after our rough year last year.....I was really hoping this year would be better.....unfortunately, we had a MAJOR issue come up here at home and our lives forever changed. So yes, I agree.....you can relax with kids around......but Mike & I need this just to regroup and tackle what lies ahead. I hope your trip to PA helps you all to re-energize and the rest of the year goes a little better for you all.

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #47
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We went at the begining of March this year and it wasn't to bad people wise but it was hot.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #48
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We went at the begining of March this year and it wasn't to bad people wise but it was hot.
Just depends on when Easter falls & the spring breaks.....we've been early March and it was packed and then a couple years ago......March wasn't bad but April was horrid. I'm not sure where Easter falls next year.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:03 AM   #49
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Just depends on when Easter falls & the spring breaks.....we've been early March and it was packed and then a couple years ago......March wasn't bad but April was horrid. I'm not sure where Easter falls next year.
We've been twice in March. Both times were busy but one was much busier. There was cheerleading convention. Never again.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #50
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Laurie I am so thrilled that you and Mike are getting to take a WDW trip, even if it is super quick
It's been 3 years since I was there (3 years since I've been to any disney park booo!), but it was such a fantastic place!
So great that you are going to visit Derek!

Can't wait to read all about it!
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #51
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We've been twice in March. Both times were busy but one was much busier. There was cheerleading convention. Never again.
Kelly's daughter was in a cheerleading competition (held in the Hyperion Theater) during the Diva trip this year. (she looked so cute!) But I agree.......March is hit & miss and I'd prefer to miss it!!

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Laurie I am so thrilled that you and Mike are getting to take a WDW trip, even if it is super quick
It's been 3 years since I was there (3 years since I've been to any disney park booo!), but it was such a fantastic place!
So great that you are going to visit Derek!

Can't wait to read all about it!
EEK!! 3 years?? I'd be going thru major depression if it had been that long for me!!

We're excited and I can't wait to see Derek!! It will be fun just running around & catching up with him!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:30 AM   #52
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Woo Hoo.....look what arrived in the mail yesterday!!! Our Photopass+ stuff!!! You get a voucher to take to the parks & exchange for the PP+ card, a code to use when we get ready to order our CD so we won't be charged for it (since we already paid for it) and then a CD with stock photos of WDW.



Just waiting to hear from Derek when the Magical Express tags show up at his place. Since he made the reservation....the tags come to him and then he'll have to send them to us. Can't wait to see them in person!!!
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EEK!! 3 years?? I'd be going thru major depression if it had been that long for me!!

We're excited and I can't wait to see Derek!! It will be fun just running around & catching up with him![/QUOTE]



I know! 2 trips in 2 months (DL and then WDW) and then nothing
Between a very expensive court case to get custody of my SD (which we won) and then my DH going back to school for the last 2 years (advanced paramedic program- he has 10 years in as a paramedic but thankfully it will be done this fall), me getting laid off (got new, better job now thankfully) and us saving to buy a bigger home (which we have now done- move next week!!) it just hasn't been on the cards.

We are going on a family cruise with OH's family (his parents who are paying, brothers and sisters and their kids) in January and we had hoped to get to WDW around this time, but it just can't work, so I am thinking it will be next fall sometime and we will go back to DL...which we will def budget for every year- we've already talked about it being important, I want to experience some of the special events (Halloween party, xmas etc)

Darn life for getting in the way right!
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I know! 2 trips in 2 months (DL and then WDW) and then nothing
Between a very expensive court case to get custody of my SD (which we won) and then my DH going back to school for the last 2 years (advanced paramedic program- he has 10 years in as a paramedic but thankfully it will be done this fall), me getting laid off (got new, better job now thankfully) and us saving to buy a bigger home (which we have now done- move next week!!) it just hasn't been on the cards.

We are going on a family cruise with OH's family (his parents who are paying, brothers and sisters and their kids) in January and we had hoped to get to WDW around this time, but it just can't work, so I am thinking it will be next fall sometime and we will go back to DL...which we will def budget for every year- we've already talked about it being important, I want to experience some of the special events (Halloween party, xmas etc)

Darn life for getting in the way right!
Oh my.......we're doing the 2 parks in 2 months......we have an amazing opportunity in Dec. at DL that we can't pass up on and so Mike & I will be trying to figure out how to afford to go down to California for a couple days.

Wow.....lots going on for you all. Sounds mostly positive, so that's good!!

Where are you going on your cruise? We've never done one.....I'm not sure I could either. I think I'd be freaked out about being in the middle of the ocean on a boat (darned Titanic)

If you can go during the holidays to the parks (DL or WDW) that would make it even that more special to be returning!! I hope you can do it!!
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Laurie you will have to let me know how that works. I am planning on doing it when we go next year. I don't usually bother with it at DL because I have my good camera and can usually get the PP people to take one with mine as well but for DW I usually use it because that way I can actually get in the pic and I love all the borders and things plus I want the ride photos and character meal pics. If we weren't doing the dinning plan we probably wouldn't even do any character meals cuz the girls are older now and characters aren't as important anymore but since we ARE going to get it we are planning on 3 charc breakfasts. One at the Crystal palace in the MK, one at Ohana and one at 1900 park faire.

So exciting!! We did magical express last time but I don't remember special tags although I am sure we prob had them LOL.

Are you guys going to do the magic bands? Since we are doing a package and staying onsight I am assuming they will have them standard next year when we go. Will def love to hear how that goes if you use those as well.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #56
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Laurie you will have to let me know how that works. I am planning on doing it when we go next year. I don't usually bother with it at DL because I have my good camera and can usually get the PP people to take one with mine as well but for DW I usually use it because that way I can actually get in the pic and I love all the borders and things plus I want the ride photos and character meal pics. If we weren't doing the dinning plan we probably wouldn't even do any character meals cuz the girls are older now and characters aren't as important anymore but since we ARE going to get it we are planning on 3 charc breakfasts. One at the Crystal palace in the MK, one at Ohana and one at 1900 park faire.

So exciting!! We did magical express last time but I don't remember special tags although I am sure we prob had them LOL.

Are you guys going to do the magic bands? Since we are doing a package and staying onsight I am assuming they will have them standard next year when we go. Will def love to hear how that goes if you use those as well.
We got the Photopass+ card in December and during the Diva trip. It's well worth the cost (if you normally buy the CD). Use it at one character meal (or so)......it pays for the difference in cost. You can have all your on-ride pics added to your card......and those add up quickly!

The tags for the Magical Express are for your luggage. You put their tags on your suitcases and they pick up your luggage. (easy to spot)

I don't know if we'll be in the testing group for the Magic Bands or not. A little confusion on which resorts are included right now. I'm also not sure with Derek being a CM whether or not we'd be chosen to test them. I was hoping we'd get them.....if for nothing else, as a souvenir! lol I'll keep you posted on whether we get to test them or not. Sounds like the 40 day mark is when a lot of people are getting notified.
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Cool. Thanks. I hope you do for your sake. It might be fun to try something new. And I don't know if you are like me but I know for mine and the girls (if we use them) I will probably get the little widgets or whatever they are called that you can add to them. Like you said it will be a fun souvenier.
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Cool. Thanks. I hope you do for your sake. It might be fun to try something new. And I don't know if you are like me but I know for mine and the girls (if we use them) I will probably get the little widgets or whatever they are called that you can add to them. Like you said it will be a fun souvenier.
I would definitely get some extra swag to personalize the band. You for sure will get to do these by the time your trip comes.
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Loved your title had to read, sounds like you are getting a lot packed into your three days and making it worth it.
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Loved your title had to read, sounds like you are getting a lot packed into your three days and making it worth it.
Welcome!! We will definitely be on the run......but we'll have a great tour guide!! (and sleep will be over-rated......lol)
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