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Posted: Aug. 08, 2003 1:28 am/pm Quote

Sandy,
Thanks so much for the great advice. The "once-in-a-lifetime" trip is really the fact that we certainly weren't planning a trip with the girls at this age. The first time I went was 1975 - I was 10 years old. I loved my first trip so much I became immersed in all things Disney. I suppose it's why I'm an Art Director today. If $ was no object, I'd go to Disney every year/month/week!!! But, as we all have to live within a budget, you tend to try and be rational and say, we'll save for it and in a few years, when they can appreciate it more, we'll all go.

That all changed on St. Patrick's Day when we won a family vacation for 4. An absolutely fantastic adventure! We were allowed to choose where we wanted to stay (Polynesian), and what time of year (up to 12/15) that we would like to visit.

I've been to Disney so many times before, but never as a Dad with my own 2 kids. I know we have to take it easy, and that's why I am planning things in the most minute fashion - hoping to have the girls enjoy the trip and keep them as rested and refreshed as possible.

So, as it stands, I do have a reservation the night we arrive at Chef Mickey's. I believe we'll take it easy the first day - relax, and get ready for the 4 full days we have to spend at the parks - even if one does land on a Saturday.

Your description of the FW Campfire sounds terrific!! I once went on an adventure called 'Marshmallow Marsh' when I was young - This sounds a lot like that!

Again, thanks so much for the advice! It really does mean a lot and it sure is fun to talk about the endless possibilites of a Disney vacation.


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Posted: Aug. 08, 2003 1:37 am/pm Quote

I hope they are not "length-of-stay" type park hoppers you're getting, because those kind expire.

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Posted: Aug. 08, 2003 1:51 am/pm Quote

Rich,
yeah... they definitely do expire - that I know. I have no doubt we will use every day of the tickets. Considering the day we arrive and the day we leave, that's 4-day park hoppers with six days in Disney. My problem is using them on the right days, rather than whether there will be days left over. I've got character breakfast PS's at CRT on Thursday and Saturday (the Saturday PS is a backup). I've got a Fantasmic Dinner Package planned for Friday.

I think its an absolute riot how hard one must work to try and make a vacation seem relaxed.

Of course, It's not that I'm adverse to spending any $$, I'd just like to spend most of that on things for the girls rather than extra day tickets that we may not get good use out of. For instance, that Friday, the MK closes at 6 for MNSSHP, I thought long and hard about attending that, but I know I can't keep the girls out that late at night and still expect them to enjoy the whole vacation. It's that balance that makes me scratch my head and ask all these questions - Just trying to make sure I get things right!


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Posted: Aug. 08, 2003 1:55 am/pm Quote

Cyril
I know what you mean about the $$, and planning a trip for when your kids are older. I was in the same place you are(well- I did not win the trip! ), when my oldest daughter was 2. My sister begged me to go down to WDW with her and her daughter. I really felt that my daughter was too young and would not appreciate all the $ that Disney would cost, and she certainly would not remember it! I had never been to WDW so I had no idea what it was. Well, I got talked into going, and that was just a great age! My daughter was outgoing and not shy, so she had a great time seeing the characters. I have so many cute pictures of her from that trip. She was young enough to still believe in all the magic.

True- she does not remember the trip, but I do, and seeing the look on her face was enough to make me fall in love with WDW!

Don't forget your camera and lots of film!!

We get there 10/24 at 10 pm, so save some magic for me!


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If I have a daughter who is 2, she gets in free, right?

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