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    A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    So only a few days left until my trip!
    I am so nervous because I have never been to Disney as an adult without my parents before... I have also never stayed on the world before.

    What are some last minute tips, tricks, "omg don't forget this!" things you can shout out before the clock hits zero?

    We are using magical express most of the trip and have two days when we are going to Universal Studios. Should I have a taxi reserved ahead of time or can I just call one in the morning, ya think?

    Oh gotta make sure I have my camera and memory card... batteries... hip pack (i know they are ugly, but they are so convenient!).... um swim suit... actually haven't packed yet, but will do that tomorrow.... um... lap top for camera memory dumps each night..... uh..... stuff......
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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    oh! and one question i had.
    does magic kingdom still do 'wishes' during halloween decoration season?
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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    yes on the wishes, unless its a MNSSHP nite then its special fireworks.. and i would use mears to get universals.
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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    Don't forget phone charger!! And extra contacts if you wear them and glasses if you wear contacts.

    You can just go out front the hotel and they will get you a taxi. No problem. You may want to tip if they help you. Only $1 or 2

    How long will you be there?? Will you be at Lou's Food and Wine walkabout on the 1st?

    Enjoy POFQ!! It's one of my favorites!!

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    make sure you pre-negotiate a taxi rate. since you're on property it isn't unlikely that they have a 'menu' of sorts showing standard rates. bottom line is don't let them run a meter.

    also, make sure that you plan a return time with a cab company at a pre-negotiated rate. if not, when its time to get back tot he hotel, they know you need to get back and will pay what they ask.

    the taxi thing isn't really logistical as much as a money saving tip.

    bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep on you. WDW is a clean place...but thats relative. clean for a place with tens of thousands of people touching every surface. alcohol based sanitizers are no cure-all, but can only help.

    have you checked out touringplans.com yet? if you have a smart phone it's even more valuable. not a plug, no affiliation.

    oh, and sunscreen. you can certainly buy it around town but it will be more costly in gift shops, 24hr pharmacies, etc.

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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    okay.... after checking this, i just ran around the apartment to gather the spare phone charger and sunscreen.
    argh i need to do laundry. my jeans are new and i don't want blue dye running down my legs after splash mountain. i have had that happen after the log flume over here at Valley Fair (before they removed the flume).

    i'm gong to have my friend book the taxis for us, thank you so much for the advice about that.
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    its been awhile since your last visit i see.. i bet your super excited!
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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    Since you are staying at POFQ don't forget money for the beignets!!

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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    how long are you in town for? going to be there for the meet of the month?

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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    i want to go to the meet of the month, but my two friends have never been to disney world before so i'm leaving it up to them to decide.
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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    a fair and noble decision. if you end up wanting to do epcot or DS/MGM that day, its a boat ride to either park from right in front of the cafe, so it's an easy breakfast stop.

    either way, have a great trip.

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    Re: A Few Days Left... Nervous!

    Quote Originally Posted by rosworms View Post
    So only a few days left until my trip!
    I am so nervous because I have never been to Disney as an adult without my parents before... I have also never stayed on the world before.

    What are some last minute tips, tricks, "omg don't forget this!" things you can shout out before the clock hits zero?

    We are using magical express most of the trip and have two days when we are going to Universal Studios. Should I have a taxi reserved ahead of time or can I just call one in the morning, ya think?

    Oh gotta make sure I have my camera and memory card... batteries... hip pack (i know they are ugly, but they are so convenient!).... um swim suit... actually haven't packed yet, but will do that tomorrow.... um... lap top for camera memory dumps each night..... uh..... stuff......
    WTG!.... don't be nervous!

    Have a blast and enjoy yourselves!!
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