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  1. I had to have open heart surgery 3 1/2 years ago to correct a congenital heart defect. One of the first things I asked my surgeon was whether or not I would be able to ride coasters after surgery. Happy to report that following a February surgery, I was on the Beast and Diamondback on KI opening day 3 months later. I agree with all posting here-if the doctor thinks it's fine, then trust his advice! Hope your husband has a great summer!

  2. The silver comb with silver hair would make no sense for a Bat themed coaster...but makes perfect sense for Banshee. "In some accounts she is seen combing her hair as she laments. She is heard more often than seen, wailing as she approaches the abode in the late evening or early morning, sometimes perching on the windowsill two to three hours or even days before a death. As she moves off into the darkness witnesses describe a fluttering sound, such as the sound made by birds flying at night. Hence, the mistaken belief that banshees manifest as birds such as the crow."

     

    I can't believe I am jumping in on all this speculation, especially after Chuck's answer which nearly made me pee my pants, but..... if you have followed the "clues" at the park and Twitter, there's that owl in the tree, the scarecrows and now the comb. Banshee it is!!!

  3. That's a cool story.

     

    Joey, here's the picture I was talking about!

     

    Elissa...be careful what you offer Actually, a nurse at our surgery center has a daughter who has been down there for several years now- she plays Ariel, Evil Stepsister, Jessie, etc and LOVES it. She was giving me some hints on what they look for, and talked like a strong dance background is a huge plus, so yea! Those tens of thousands of dollars won't be a waste after all, LOL!!

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  4. Sammi and I have been looking at a lot of "Disney Princess" pictures and stuff since our Florida trip, and today I happened upon this image and laughed that it linked back here to TPR. I know this is an ancient thread, but I have to share something related to this....

     

    Sammi went through a phase a few years ago where everytime I mentioned the characters she was all like "it's just a guy in a suit", but when we got to Magic Kingdom June 21st she was crazy into it (turning 15 that very week), especially the "human" characters. Now, I would have thought it was just my girl (she's not a jaded, overly mature kid at all), but while in line to see Aladdin and Jasmine, there were two girls about 15-17 years old in line behind us. They were totally goth looking, and yet, they were both about to pee their pants with excitement. And it wasn't being silly or stupid - it was genuine. The one (I called her Pebbles all day when we would see them because she had a cheetah print shirt and Pebbles Flintstone orange hair) kept going on about which Princesses they had seen and which ones they still needed to see, etc. They were so cute. And the characters were totally committed to having "teenage" conversations with them. My favorite picture of the whole trip was a candid of Sammi and Ariel talking in the Grotto. All our character interactions that day were, in a word, MAGICAL.

     

    In a few years, I expect there will be a young girl from Ohio working at WDW and delivering the Magic you all talk about here. Samantha came away from our one-day at MK completely in love with the idea of spreading the magic as a character herself someday soon!

  5. Adam, I love all the pictures. We are giving serious consideration to doing the cruise/land trip next June to celebrate our 20th anniversary and Sammi's 16th birthday. My only question... the food looks way fancier than what we eat. I am pretty sure there are a lot more "regular folk" choices, but are those available in the nice restaurants, because I don't want to miss out on those experiences!

    Shari

  6. My daughter's first coaster (the coaster formerly known as "Taxi Jam" at KI) was at 16 months old. We just got on it, and from that point on, it was pretty much just like "you like coasters, you are big enough for this one and this one...." I NEVER, ever said anything like "Now, don't be scared" or "Oh....this looks scary". I want to punch parents that do that, because it just plants the seed. I can only think of a couple rides where she was particularly aprehensive or worried, and those were generally flat rides that were dark or scary (in fact, I had more trouble with her at WDW trying to get her own the ride-throughs than any coaster we have ever been on).

  7. ^^Ha ha, loved your response about the beach!! I knew you weren't gonna know that one!

     

    Yeah, we have gone back and forth on this. Originally we were going to try an RCCL cruise, but then Sammi and I started with the "and maybe we could spend a day or two in Orlando...." and pretty soon, doing the math, it was like, "Yikes!" and I concluded we could still sit on a beach for a couple days without a cruise. We are trying not to go crazy here, because next year we would like to go to Hawaii for Sammi's 16th birthday and our 20th anniversary. Also, flying and (the cost of) 3 airline tickets, plus a rental car just seemed crazy. So last weekend I plotted out driving from here to Daytona, spending a couple days, touring the Speedway (something we all can agree on), heading to Orlando in time to do Sammi's birthday dinner with the characters, then going to Sea World (Sammi never got to the one in Ohio and we used to take her older 1/2 sissies every year when they were little) and then one or two Disney days. I figure that the only real benefit to staying on Disney property is transportation, but that doesn't get us to Sea World, so it's a matter of justifying an extra $30-$50 a night. Makes more sense to stay cheaper and just pay to park!!

  8. Hi Friends,

    I am currently attempting to plot out an East Coast, Daytona Beach, Orlando trip for June. Have a couple questions for all my TPR/Central Florida friends.

     

    1) What are Disney/Sea World charging for parking these days?

    2) Any thoughts, comments regarding the Marriott World Compount in LBV?

    3) Do you get parking refunded if you drive into the Magic Kingdom for dinner at one of the resorts and not go to the park?

    4) Anyone have any firsthand knowledge or experience with the Shores Resort in Daytona Beach?

     

    Thanks,

    Shari

  9. I posted this in the "Cruising" thread, but welcome advice from any of you good people of the Orlando area!!

     

    Need a little advice..... We were supposed to take a Carnival Klassy Cruise out of Tampa in June with my daughter's dance team. Long story, short, it got cancelled by the dance studio leaving us really bummed. (Even though it was gonna be Carnival, we have never been on a cruise and due to a variety of personal crap have done very little traveling in the last 10 years.) I went to AAA the other day and looked into a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Port Canaveral the same week of June that we would have been going on the other trip. It would be a 4 night cruise, and we would like to fly into the Orlando area on the Friday before so that we can take in Magic Kingdom and Sea World, as Sammi has never been since they got rid of ours here in Ohio.

     

    Here is the dilemma.... Hubby and I both agree we would rather fly than drive, but it seems like there are limited and VERY EXPENSIVE options for transportation around the area once we would get there. A rental car would be fine, but the cheaper companies insist on a major credit card, which right now neither of us carry for economic reasons, and I can't justify spending several hundred dollars on a car that is going to sit in a lot at the port for 4 days. The taxis and town cars are sooooo stinking expensive. I can't fathom spending $200+ just for a 1 hour car ride. What a racket!!

     

    Any ideas, comments or advice would be welcome. Thanks!!

    Shari

  10. Hi all....

    Need a little advice..... We were supposed to take a Carnival Klassy Cruise out of Tampa in June with my daughter's dance team. Long story, short, it got cancelled by the dance studio leaving us all really bummed. We have wanted to cruise for a long time, so I went to AAA the other day and looked into a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Port Canaveral the same week next year. It would be a 4 night cruise, and we would like to fly into the Orlando area on the Friday before so that we can take in Magic Kingdom and Sea World, as Sammi has never been since they got rid of ours here in Ohio.

     

    Here is the dilemma.... Herb and I both agree we would rather fly than drive, but it seems like there are limited and VERY EXPENSIVE options for transportation around the area once we would get there. A rental car would be fine, but the cheaper companies insist on a major credit card, which right now neither of us carry for economic reasons, and I can't justify spending several hundred dollars on a car that is going to sit in a lot at the port for 4 days. The taxis and town cars are sooooo stinking expensive. I can't fathom spending $200+ just for a 1 hour car ride. What a racket!!

     

    Any ideas, comments or advice would be welcome. Thanks!!

    Shari

  11. Hi all...

    I got a great, new camera for Christmas and want to start downloading my new photos onto my computer. Up till now, I have had Microsoft Picture It on my PCs, but it seems that as time has gone on, with both Sammi and I downloading photos onto all the different computers in the house, we have photos everywhere, some loaded and saved multiple times in multiple places, some saved with a different program etc. I would really like some advice on just a basic, simple program that I can add to my pcs and start using. Keep in mind, I am not a "computer wiz"!

     

    Thanks!

    Shari

  12. Ok, I just spent like the last two hours reading this report even though Maureen warned me it was going to make me very, very hungry! I am not only very hungry, but also very jealous! What an awesome ship. I laughed my ass off at the Lady Gaga class, too. Wow.... that was freaking hillarious. Always fun viewing a trip through the eyes of the Alvey-White family!

     

    Shari

  13. Absolutely awesome Robb!! I loved reading your "review" of the process. I avoided such events my entire life because, frankly, the creep the hell out of me. Then, 3 years ago, a good friend talked me into going to KI and I had a blast, mostly because of the company of the friends I was with. And alcohol. Last year Sammi and I went alone and we were cautious to avoid as many scareactors as we could, although by the end of the night, we were both getting braver and not clinging to each other, LOL It definitely is a psychological experience. You know they are just park employees, but as you said, in the setting, with the makeup, your mind won't logically process that.

     

    As for your comments about little kids. I have a coworker who took her kindergarten age child to a local haunted house the other night (she herself is 6 1/2 mos pregnant) and she posted on FB that night how much fun they had and how he did so well. I was like WTF, but some kids are just not fazed. And then they become school shooters or serial killers.

     

    Great job!

    Shari

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