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    42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    So, my husband and I are only 42 days away from our October Anniversary Trip! We originally planned on staying at Port Orleans Riverside and were quite excited about it. However, then we found out we would be making another trip in March and decided to become Annual Passholders!! We were super excited about being able to park hop, the discounts we will receive, and the dining discounts. However, then the 4th quarter AP discounts hit and we discovered that we were paying rack rate for our Port Orleans room. So, we decided to switch. We are now getting 42% off a Wilderness Lodge room (it does come with bunkbeds, but we really don't care). We could not believe how good of a discount this was and as this is my first stay at a deluxe resort and my husband's favorite to stay at. So, we are super excited about our trip and we keep talking about little things to keep from going crazy. I feel like these last couple of weeks are the worst (however, the last time we were getting this close, I was also worrying about a wedding, so I wasn't as worried about Disney). I just want to get there, but when I do, I don't want it to go too fast. What else can I start to worry about.....packing?!?!
    "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." Walt Disney

    Prior to 1998-Offsite (2 trips)
    2000-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2001-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2006-Offsite (3)
    10/10/09-10/17-Coronado Springs (Honeymoon) (6)
    12/31/09-1/4/10-All Star Movies (New Years) (3)
    10/7/10-10/16-Wilderness Lodge (1st Ann.) (8)
    11/24/10-11/28-Lighthouse Keys (2)
    3/9/11-3/15/11-LK & PO Riverside (5)
    7/29/11-8/6/11- LK and Disney Dream (3)
    9/2/11-9/6/11- LK (4)
    12/31-1/6/12 - LK and Carribbean Beach (7)
    3/29-4/2 - Pop Century (3)
    7/27-7/30 - LK (4)
    11/1-11/11 - Poly, Port Orleans Riverside & Disney Dream (5)
    5/23/13-5/27 - LK (5)
    8/3-811 - Disneyland (4)

    Total Days in Disney Parks: 72

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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    How exciting!
    When one is wild about Disney, waiting and planning is part of the excitement and fun!
    So have lots of fun with the anticipation!

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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    Yes indeed!!!! We are getting excited about our trip and can not wait for all of the fun and magic!!!!


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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    i'm right there with you.. im fixing to make my finally payment and im going nuts
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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    Sounds like you don't have much to worry about, so have a great trip!

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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    Well, I believe we are either at 31 or 30 days left at this point. I just couldn't wait any longer and decided to start getting some of my essentials together. So far here is what I have set out to pack: Magical Express information, the Unofficial Guide (aka. the good book), our refillable mug, annual pass vouchers, and the give-a-day vouchers. I know that this is super crazy to have a pile of Disney stuff, but I just can't wait.

    On the other hand, we were out shopping and I got some clearance clothes that are going to work really well in the park. Including a couple of sun dresses to wear for dinner. Yay being able to wear fun cute clothes and not wearing dress-clothes all week!
    "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." Walt Disney

    Prior to 1998-Offsite (2 trips)
    2000-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2001-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2006-Offsite (3)
    10/10/09-10/17-Coronado Springs (Honeymoon) (6)
    12/31/09-1/4/10-All Star Movies (New Years) (3)
    10/7/10-10/16-Wilderness Lodge (1st Ann.) (8)
    11/24/10-11/28-Lighthouse Keys (2)
    3/9/11-3/15/11-LK & PO Riverside (5)
    7/29/11-8/6/11- LK and Disney Dream (3)
    9/2/11-9/6/11- LK (4)
    12/31-1/6/12 - LK and Carribbean Beach (7)
    3/29-4/2 - Pop Century (3)
    7/27-7/30 - LK (4)
    11/1-11/11 - Poly, Port Orleans Riverside & Disney Dream (5)
    5/23/13-5/27 - LK (5)
    8/3-811 - Disneyland (4)

    Total Days in Disney Parks: 72

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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    Crazy!!?! Absolutely not!!
    Keep that pile growing!!

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    No worries you will be fine and trust yourself to be a good guide.
    "Fortuosity, That's me Own word..."

    When I went to Disney for the first time there was a Magic I felt. I could do anything or be anything. No feeling would ever top this......

    Then I took my daughter.

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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    All of these count down threads just helps me get even more excited!


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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    your not nuts.. today i bought a minnie shirt.. and a mickey scrapbooking set i got super cheap on clearance at walmart. and i have my autograph book already made and set aside ready to pack and i'm 44 days out
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    We bought some Mickey and Minnie T-shirts off of the Disney Store.com


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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    i wanna get 2 matching halloween ones
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    Pop Century September 2012
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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    Well, we are only 15 days out now!! Super excited. I think that this week has been super slow and that is just going to kill me.

    However, on to some other news. We already knew that we were going back down in March for my sister-in-law's cheering competition. This was getting exciting and is some of the reason that we bought an annual pass. So, now my in-laws are looking at buying a vacation condo that they would not rent out and be available all year for us to stay there! Now I can bring my puppy down there and we can take her for the day to stay at the new pet suites!!! So now I would assume that we will be going down there every other month or so for a long weekend.

    AND...instead of going to Bora Bora (which ended up being an $11,000 quote). WE ARE GOING ON A DISNEY CRUISE!! This will be next August on the new Disney Dream! We invited our families and my in-laws and family are going with us (staying on another deck). We are so excited!

    Anyway, I had to share all of my news and I will probably get on again in the next couple of days to share some more news!!
    "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." Walt Disney

    Prior to 1998-Offsite (2 trips)
    2000-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2001-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2006-Offsite (3)
    10/10/09-10/17-Coronado Springs (Honeymoon) (6)
    12/31/09-1/4/10-All Star Movies (New Years) (3)
    10/7/10-10/16-Wilderness Lodge (1st Ann.) (8)
    11/24/10-11/28-Lighthouse Keys (2)
    3/9/11-3/15/11-LK & PO Riverside (5)
    7/29/11-8/6/11- LK and Disney Dream (3)
    9/2/11-9/6/11- LK (4)
    12/31-1/6/12 - LK and Carribbean Beach (7)
    3/29-4/2 - Pop Century (3)
    7/27-7/30 - LK (4)
    11/1-11/11 - Poly, Port Orleans Riverside & Disney Dream (5)
    5/23/13-5/27 - LK (5)
    8/3-811 - Disneyland (4)

    Total Days in Disney Parks: 72

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    Re: 42 Days to Go.....Amazing Upgrades

    Hey followers....I have started a new thread that I am going to update from now on. I wanted to name it something that would allow me to keep it for other trips I plan. So, my new one is called "upcoming trips". Follow me there if you would like!! And please feel free to chime in about your trips!
    "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." Walt Disney

    Prior to 1998-Offsite (2 trips)
    2000-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2001-Fort Wilderness (5)
    2006-Offsite (3)
    10/10/09-10/17-Coronado Springs (Honeymoon) (6)
    12/31/09-1/4/10-All Star Movies (New Years) (3)
    10/7/10-10/16-Wilderness Lodge (1st Ann.) (8)
    11/24/10-11/28-Lighthouse Keys (2)
    3/9/11-3/15/11-LK & PO Riverside (5)
    7/29/11-8/6/11- LK and Disney Dream (3)
    9/2/11-9/6/11- LK (4)
    12/31-1/6/12 - LK and Carribbean Beach (7)
    3/29-4/2 - Pop Century (3)
    7/27-7/30 - LK (4)
    11/1-11/11 - Poly, Port Orleans Riverside & Disney Dream (5)
    5/23/13-5/27 - LK (5)
    8/3-811 - Disneyland (4)

    Total Days in Disney Parks: 72

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