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06-14-2013 03:17 PM

Well... we caught FAR more colds in the library.. at the Y.. at the zoo... etc than we did at Disney...  Never mind preschool.  YMMV but I think you'll be OK.  ;)

06-13-2013 05:22 PM

Oh WOW.  My DH and I went every year since we were married.  Our DS is going to be 2 in Sept.  We are thinking about bringing him next year...but I'm a germaphobe!  I worry he'll catch something!!  Can someone talk me out of this crazy thinking!  We want our little guy to experience Disney! photosmile2.gif

09-20-2012 07:10 PM

Heyyyy, just found this thread even though I've been around MDC for several years now.  (Don't let the join date fool you, lol)  We're actually going next week for a week - yay!  I'm pregnant so it'll be a different experience this time, but we've already seen much of what there is to see so we don't have to rush around trying to fit everything in.  We lived in FL for last year and had season passes, so we would often just drive up and wander around Epcot for the day.  DH is not a huge fan but he's willing to go with us sometimes, although due to social anxiety he mostly just hangs around the hotel room and meets us for meals.  We're staying at the Carribean Beach again.  Had booked the Poly but whoa that place is expensive... I had buyer's regret so now we're going to CB which the kids like due to the playground and pool.  I prefer Coronado Springs myself but hey, I can't complain either way.  :)  Can't wait to go, although I am SO nervous about flying, or getting sick, or getting PTL due to too much walking, or heat, or, or, or.  But we need one last pre-baby trip.


OH, and DH said we could renew our wedding vows at Disney next year!!!  OMG seriously.  We never had a real wedding, we got married by a JP in 2007 and were always planning a real wedding but never got around to it.  So he surprised me with the idea to do it at Disney, which is only my favoritest place in the whole world.  ;)  Totally psyched.  Who wants to an excuse to come to the world, we'll invite you as a guest lol.  =P

09-02-2012 08:04 AM

Yay, the Disney thread! Let's bring it back to life!


We took the kids to WDW two years ago, my DH says it was the best vacation he's ever had. We're spending Christmas there this year at the new Art of Animation resort, in a Lion King family suite! We are so excited!


So now I just need to come up with $6800. 

08-31-2012 07:30 AM
woogs I am Disney obsessed!
Grew up driving to Fla. Every summer for 2 week in a conversion van, staying in cheesy off-site hotels. Now that Dh has been fairly successful, we've been making an annual pilgrimage to the house of mouse! (although we are onsite all the way now!) I am still dreaming of an Rv snowbirds lifestyle, and nudging Dh to try it! We live in NJ, and I hate cold rainy/ snowy/sleety weather!
We home school, and have gone on the educational trips, and always go off season..our next trip is January, 2013! So excited for the new fantasyland!
09-13-2010 12:59 PM
Monarchgrrl I like Aurora too! You could use some variation of Isabelle or something and call her Belle.

If we were having a boy I wanted to use Orlando as his name. DW shot that one down.
09-12-2010 05:11 PM
flminivanmama aww - aurora is cute!!
09-06-2010 03:14 PM
artsy~mama LOL! Well half joking I suggested Aurora...but the hubby shot it down, LOL!
09-05-2010 03:18 PM
flminivanmama congrats!! that is such a great story are you going to pick a "disney" name?
09-01-2010 07:30 PM
artsy~mama We've been going for 3 years running now! We love it there, though we JUST went this last June and it was hotter than the surface of the we might wait until October 2011 to go again.

I'm new to the site but saw this and wanted to share a little story. This last time we were in Disney (June) we unknowingly brought home a little souvenir...our newest addition to the family is due 3/30/2011! LOL! When I told my mother this she said "maybe this time you'll get your Disney princess!" rolfmao!

Just thought any other Disney nuts might get a kick out of that!
08-31-2010 10:16 AM
flminivanmama we were going to go in the end of October for MNSSH and F&W... but now I'm not sure. we are trying to save some money so we can buy a car - both of ours are on their last legs....

we may still end up going though LOL
08-31-2010 03:45 AM
Mama Khi Anyone planning a trip to WDW next year now that so many discounts have been released? I would love to take DD on her first trip, but I'm not sure we'll be able to. There are some great discounts for anyone planning a trip!
03-10-2010 07:05 AM
BellaClaudia thanks you guys
I feel better now.
03-05-2010 01:00 AM
flminivanmama figures! and totally something I would do
03-04-2010 06:14 PM
~*max*~ BellaClaudia, I would have done the same thing. Sounds like you did some good mama-work to me and that your daughter is very happy with it. Even though the journey was rough, sounds like the end result was worth it. Just don't look at those adds selling it all together.
03-04-2010 05:25 PM
BellaClaudia I am sorry I did not even follow the thread as I was just trying to find a place to share my pain and I figured disney mamas would be the friendly crowd. I wanted post it on general parenting but not everyone can relate to this.. you gotta be the snow white fan to even begin to feel the need :-)

so sorry for cutting in.
03-04-2010 05:23 PM
BellaClaudia I have to vent..
If you are anywhere near being fan of Snow White then you will understand
I was so frustrated because I saw on ebay yesterday the Snow White Cottage that is at the same time a dolhouse that opens, closes and what not.. comes with that pump that pumps real water and has cute window shutters with staine glassish.. kindish renesanshish not really colored but the bottlebottom kinda thingies.. . My DD saw it at disney store and was begging me for it and I just could not afford it then, but little by little finally I decided I will get it for her.. so we are going to the store and of course.. it is gone.. we go online.. gone.. I was trying to buy this darn thing for months without any success and then I finaly managed to buy it locally from someone who charged me five times the price .. but at the same time I was so fed up that I did not even fainted.. I put my lunch money into it.. and then I spent days and days looking for the people from the movie to go with it as it came of course without any... you know.. snow white, little guys.. Then I prided myself that I did the impossible and collected it all.. only to come across this listing on ebay offering.. yeah you guessed it.. all of it together.. grrrrrr......
My only hope is that if it will end up costing tons of money I won't feel bad about myself having consolation of my wasted time otherwise I will scream do you feel my pain?

that darn thing is gone from disneys ever since christmas and now someone is selling it in my face? oh.. pain.

I thought I will vent and share and if you need one then it is there so you won't have to go through this madness if you are looking for this darn thing.
It is really out of this world thing and my dd is in seven heaven but then again will she ever know how much time mama wasted?

anyhow I already feel better knowing that you understand.. thanks for letting me to vent.
03-04-2010 01:17 AM
flminivanmama not a thread killer!! I didn't notice the new reply. I hope you are all on the mend now!!

we have not gotten sick there but we are fairly hardy stock (knock on wood, poo poo poo, etc) & rarely get sick.

I was also going to say that maybe it's all local germs for us too - but that is probably not true because of all the people coming in from all over...
03-03-2010 07:13 PM
Monarchgrrl You're not a thread killer. It's been quiet lately.

My DW got really sick last time we went. Just a bad cold, I think. I think it can sometimes be the combination of flying and being in a new place with tons of foreign germs everywhere. I don't have any tips, though. Sorry.

Oh and I just saw Drummer's Wife asked me a question a long time ago. Sorry! We did the dining plan each visit, it's just the counter services were on the plan. Basically it's the cheapest plan. I think it amounts to $20/day/person. It was great! We had plenty of food and had snacks left over to bring home a bunch of mouse krispy treats! Love those!! But now after doing all three dining plans (budget, medium & deluxe) we'll be sticking with the medium one from now on. We like being able to reserve some table services (we LOVE Disney restaurants!!!) and still do some counters at the same time. I think that plan was around $40/person/day. Don't quote me on that though. The BEST time to go for dining is during their free dining package times. We would just upgrade from the budget plan to the medium or deluxe for a lot less, since the budget one was free! Hope that helps some.
03-03-2010 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by ~*max*~ View Post
Not to be a downer, but has anyone ever gotten really sick from being at Disney World(all the crowds, germs, etc.)? We went last month w/our four kids (ages 3, 6, 8 & 10) and first the kids caught coxsackie virus (high fever, blisters in mouth & throat), then we all got the flu. It was quite horrible. And I felt like we did everything we could to stay healthy - eating & sleeping well, lots of vitamins, handwashing, hand sanitizer. Any tips for staying healthy in such a crowded place?
Wow - sorry to be a thread killer. Please disregard the above post & continue on w/the Disney love!
02-20-2010 08:41 AM
~*max*~ Not to be a downer, but has anyone ever gotten really sick from being at Disney World(all the crowds, germs, etc.)? We went last month w/our four kids (ages 3, 6, 8 & 10) and first the kids caught coxsackie virus (high fever, blisters in mouth & throat), then we all got the flu. It was quite horrible. And I felt like we did everything we could to stay healthy - eating & sleeping well, lots of vitamins, handwashing, hand sanitizer. Any tips for staying healthy in such a crowded place?
01-04-2010 06:05 PM
Drummer's Wife Monarchgrrl - what did you think about doing counter service vs. the dining plan? Did it end up costing a lot more, or less, or about the same?

01-04-2010 06:02 PM
meredyth0315 OMGosh I just saw this thread and I'm joining We love Disney. DH is in school right now for 3D animation with Pixar in mind for his internship - well hoping anyway We just got annual passes as our holiday gifts and we're already planning our next trip after we just returned last weekend. Looking forward to meeting more Disney mamas!!!
01-04-2010 05:56 PM
4JMJ New here, LOVE Disney! Just did our 2nd trip to WDW 12/18 - 12/24. We had a great time and it was decorated so nice! We stayed at a Best Western about 1 mile from Downtown Disney, I don't think we will go again this time of year though, it was VERY crowded! We went Halloween 2007 and that was great! Not nearly as crowded and Halloween was so fun in Magic Kingdom! I think we may try a Disney Cruise sometime in the future, anyone go on one before?
12-24-2009 12:27 AM
maliya0608 I think I fit right in here! We live in Orlando and my mom (or "yaya" as my kids call her) works at Disney World. Needless to say, we LOVE Disney and can't get enough of it, ever! We were just there yesterday in fact! LOOOOOOVE it! =)
12-22-2009 07:01 PM
Monarchgrrl Just wanted to update everyone on our trip.

Andrea, I love the commercial! That was totally us!

So, I said before that this was my third trip (ever and third in the last 3 years). The first time was a moderate trip, staying at Port Orleans Riverside with the moderate dining plan. The second trip was our honeymoon so we did it deluxe style. Animal Kingdom Lodge and the deluxe dining plan. This time we did the value trip. We stayed at Pop Century (we got the 80's building like we wanted!) and we did the counter service dining plan. I gotta say, from now on we'll only be doing the moderate trips, even in the future when we have kids along. Pop Century was a decent hotel. I loved the 80's sculptures and all. And the food was definitely enough. But I think we're just "moderate" people. I think we're planning on staying at the Coronado next time. We're going to be waiting a few years for our next trip, though.
12-20-2009 09:57 PM
Bokonon I'm getting a DL annual pass for Christmas! I had one in 2008 and last went in October 2008, and boy have I missed it! DS and I used to go every couple of weeks. I can't wait to take Peepers for the first time in January!
12-20-2009 09:52 PM
Amandamanda we're moving TEN MINUTES AWAY from disney world next week. i can't wait to get me some season passes!
12-20-2009 09:21 PM
MommaSuzi I'm planning my first trip since I was 5. Epcot didn't even exist then so I know it's going to be amazingly different than I remember. We stayed in the treehouses and my greatest memory is the spiral staircase in it, and the peacocks running around!
We're thinking of staying at the Polynesian, with the deluxe dining plan, because basically we're foodies and want to spend a lot of time at a nice destination resort and can't imagine the appeal of spending 12 hours a day or more running around amusement parks. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised?
12-04-2009 09:28 PM
flminivanmama feel better & have a great great time!!!

is this you tonight?
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