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    Hello! :)

    My name is Katie, and I came across this website quite by accident today. I have been to Disneyland numerous times through-out my life (I'm 28) most recently in 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1995, 1992, and 1982. I have family in California, so it makes more sense to head that way so I can visit them too! I've only been to Disney World once in my life, which was in 1999, and we were just "passing through" and only spent one day in Magic Kingdom. I've never been to any of the other parks!

    Needless to say, I've done a lot of research online for our upcoming trip May 11-20, 2006. My fiance and I have FIVE kids between us (I have four sons, two of them are his - and he has one daughter). Ages 10, 8, 8, 3 and 1! I know - we are nuts to try this. He is SO not into the whole Disney thing, so basically he's just going to be my shadow the whole time.

    We have decided to stay at the All Star Movies resort (out of necessity financially because we need two rooms with all the kids). We are spending three days at the Magic Kingdom, 1.5 days at MGM, 1.5 days at Epcot, and 1 FULL day at Animal Kingdom. We are going to the Polynesian Hawaiian Luau dinner show. We are also spending one full day relaxing by the pool and having lunch at Downtown Disney.

    I am undecided as to if we are renting a car or not. My one fear is that we won't get to the parks BEFORE they open taking the busses, especially from the value resort. Can anyone give me any insight on this? - I am a maniac obsessive-complusive planner and it would kill me to get there at 9:03 instead of 8:30 or 8:45.

    I can't wait to spend more time browsing the boards here and getting to know all of you! I'm sure I will have a gazillion questions before I leave for my trip.

    Katie

    Edited to Add: I was so disappointed to learn that the POTC ride at MK is so much shorter than Disneyland, and also there's no Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, no Alice in Wonderland ride, and no beautiful clock facade on the It's a Small World ride! Why Why Why!?!?
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    Welcome!
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    Don't worry you will find out everything you want to know from this site. Make sure you visit on chat nights Tuesdays and Thursdays 9pm until we all pass out.

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    Hello! Sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun! Enjoy your trip and enjoy this site!


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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I love this place already....it's the best Disney message board I've ever come across!
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    Hi Katie and to the boards! I'm a little late in my welcome. Oops! Glad you're having fun here so far! Look forward to hearing more.
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