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    Countdown to the Magic! - Part 9

    Looks like the other thread was closed. Maybe because it was too big? But starting up a new countdown thread for all to share their anticipation.

    Missing Disneyland, but looking forward to Disney World!

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    The day is here!!!!!! Woohoo! The bad part is having to sit at work all day and watch the clock slowly tick by. Our flight to Orlando is not until 7:50pm. We land at 11pm. Hoping to be in our room by 12:30am for an early wake up on Saturday to hit AK at opening for EMH. But that will all depend on how quick our luggage comes out. Orlando may be one of the slowest airports I have ever flown into.

    Missing Disneyland, but looking forward to Disney World!

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    Have a great trip! (yeah, threads auto close at 1000 posts)

    The different locations for the gates and central area for bag claim and ticketing do seem to make it worse sometimes there. I lucked out on my recent visit, I think I was in the 1st 10 or 15 bags out of the chute.

    My bigger complaint is the departure and bag check in. They just redesigned the area and (in the case of American, though I assume other airlines are similar) set up a whole bunch of self service terminals.... which then feed into a single (or maybe 2) lines where you have to actually see the agent and show your ID and boarding pass to drop your luggage. In a word to the engineers or bean counters who devised that... DUH! (log jam just moves from one area to another).

    Sorry for divergence of topic. At least that's on the return of the trip! (and I will give credit where do, for security line, the recent changes did seem an improvement. The line looked just as crazy as always (running down into the long "mall" hallway), but it actually did move at a decent pace)

    Have a great trip, may the airport gods be smiling in your favor for quick luggage claim, gate arrival, etc.

    -Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsharp21 View Post
    The day is here!!!!!! Woohoo! The bad part is having to sit at work all day and watch the clock slowly tick by. Our flight to Orlando is not until 7:50pm. We land at 11pm. Hoping to be in our room by 12:30am for an early wake up on Saturday to hit AK at opening for EMH. But that will all depend on how quick our luggage comes out. Orlando may be one of the slowest airports I have ever flown into.
    Have a great time!

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    Have an awesome trip. By the way if you want to see a truly slow airport for getting your luggage , come to Philly sometime. Lol


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    For everyone who just left or are about to leave, have a magical trip! Been working out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, parking cars and making extra cash for my Disney Trips.

    121 Days for me.

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    4 Days!!! I will actually be flying to Orlando tomorrow for a two day business trip. Will stay down there and work Thursday before the family comes in on Friday. Saturday is our first of five days in the parks. Already packed and watching the clock. LOL!

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    Have a great time


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBFETT View Post
    4 Days!!! I will actually be flying to Orlando tomorrow for a two day business trip. Will stay down there and work Thursday before the family comes in on Friday. Saturday is our first of five days in the parks. Already packed and watching the clock. LOL!
    Enjoy!!

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    My daughter and I are going to WDW two weeks from tomorrow. I haven't been since the late 90s—so excited to take her!


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    Quote Originally Posted by czarina68 View Post
    My daughter and I are going to WDW two weeks from tomorrow. I haven't been since the late 90s—so excited to take her!
    Awesome! Not much longer now 😀Lots of new things to see and do since your last visit.

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    113 days!

    My wife and daughter are there right now for a mother/daughter trip. Arrived yesterday and staying through Sunday.

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    I had to postpone my last trip, because of some health & tooth issues so what is happening right now? Yes another tooth issue but it will be taken care of in time for the great road trip that I start off on in 12 days with getting to Fort Wilderness to set up camp in 20 days.

    I need to be back in Anaheim for the 4th of July, as Patriotic Santa will first be featured in the Anaheim Flag Day event on Sunday, June 9, 2019 the on July 4th will be riding his Portofino Green Vespa in the Anaheim Hills 4th of July Parade

    Looking forward to setting up camp at Fort Wilderness Camp Grounds on March 5, 2019
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    Yes! I've never been to AK before, so that'll be a real treat!


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    Countdown to the Magic! - Part 9

    107 days

    Past Trips: 2006-POR; 2008-POP; 2009-CBR; 2010-VB/AKV Kidani; 2010-BLT; 2011-BWV; 2011-AKV Kidani; 2013-BCV/BLT; 2014-AKL Jambo (Concierge); 2015-SSR/OKW; 2016 BCV/AKV Kidani; 2018 BWV
    2019 Trips: March 10-15; September 18-24


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    Woo hoo! Just added an impromptu day trip to Disney World! My son got invited to a national showcase for baseball in Ft. Meyers. The cheapest ticket anywhere near that part of Florida was Orlando. The event starts on August 2nd. The cheap ticket we found was the night of July 31st. So the plan is to fly into MCO that Wednesday night, grab a room at one of the Disney Springs hotels and then go to one of the parks on Thursday, then drive over to Ft. Meyers after dinner.

    So, 58 day countdown!

    Missing Disneyland, but looking forward to Disney World!

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    Nice. Enjoy. Spontaneous trips are fun


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsharp21 View Post
    Woo hoo! Just added an impromptu day trip to Disney World! My son got invited to a national showcase for baseball in Ft. Meyers. The cheapest ticket anywhere near that part of Florida was Orlando. The event starts on August 2nd. The cheap ticket we found was the night of July 31st. So the plan is to fly into MCO that Wednesday night, grab a room at one of the Disney Springs hotels and then go to one of the parks on Thursday, then drive over to Ft. Meyers after dinner.

    So, 58 day countdown!
    Awesome!
    Past Trips: 2006-POR; 2008-POP; 2009-CBR; 2010-VB/AKV Kidani; 2010-BLT; 2011-BWV; 2011-AKV Kidani; 2013-BCV/BLT; 2014-AKL Jambo (Concierge); 2015-SSR/OKW; 2016 BCV/AKV Kidani; 2018 BWV
    2019 Trips: March 10-15; September 18-24


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    Lucky 13 sleeps until I am at Fort Wilderness, only 5 more until my scheduled road trip begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsharp21 View Post
    Woo hoo! Just added an impromptu day trip to Disney World! My son got invited to a national showcase for baseball in Ft. Meyers. The cheapest ticket anywhere near that part of Florida was Orlando. The event starts on August 2nd. The cheap ticket we found was the night of July 31st. So the plan is to fly into MCO that Wednesday night, grab a room at one of the Disney Springs hotels and then go to one of the parks on Thursday, then drive over to Ft. Meyers after dinner.

    So, 58 day countdown!
    Well, I guess it has evolved into a different countdown now. Since my daughter and I just got back from WDW, my son and daughter decided that they want to go to Islands of Adventure instead since the new ride in Harry Potter World is opening. So we will still have some fun, but just not the park I was hoping for. Oh well. It should still be fun.
    Missing Disneyland, but looking forward to Disney World!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Promo-Man View Post
    Lucky 13 sleeps until I am at Fort Wilderness, only 5 more until my scheduled road trip begins.
    You are getting so close.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrsharp21 View Post
    Well, I guess it has evolved into a different countdown now. Since my daughter and I just got back from WDW, my son and daughter decided that they want to go to Islands of Adventure instead since the new ride in Harry Potter World is opening. So we will still have some fun, but just not the park I was hoping for. Oh well. It should still be fun.
    Still a countdown to a Central Florida Theme Park. IoA is better than being at home and working.
    Past Trips: 2006-POR; 2008-POP; 2009-CBR; 2010-VB/AKV Kidani; 2010-BLT; 2011-BWV; 2011-AKV Kidani; 2013-BCV/BLT; 2014-AKL Jambo (Concierge); 2015-SSR/OKW; 2016 BCV/AKV Kidani; 2018 BWV
    2019 Trips: March 10-15; September 18-24


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    Countdown to the Magic! - Part 9

    102 days!

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    2019 Trips: March 10-15; September 18-24


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    83 days!!! 85 days til my first MNSSHP

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    100 days, dusting off my double-digit dancing shoes.

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    2019 Trips: March 10-15; September 18-24


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    Countdown to the Magic! - Part 9

    99 days!

    Past Trips: 2006-POR; 2008-POP; 2009-CBR; 2010-VB/AKV Kidani; 2010-BLT; 2011-BWV; 2011-AKV Kidani; 2013-BCV/BLT; 2014-AKL Jambo (Concierge); 2015-SSR/OKW; 2016 BCV/AKV Kidani; 2018 BWV
    2019 Trips: March 10-15; September 18-24


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