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G'day all!

Hi to everyone Smile

I'm an Aussie planning a trip to America for my husband and myself. Orlando is our first stop! I'm planning five nights in a Disney resort, and I've been spending so much time reading this forum I thought I should sign up and introduce myself.

Cheers,
Helen

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Welcome!! How is Australia? It is on the top of my "dream vacation" lists!

So glad you have joined, this is the best forum ever!

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welcome Helen, since you have been checking us out you already know that this is the friendliest Disney forum. If you are needing ANY information, ask away and we will be more than happy to answer your questions. When is your trip scheduled for and have you decided on a resort yet.

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Hi Helen, There are a few of us Brits here but I think you may be the first Aussie.

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Hello Helen!!! Welcome to the boards. Like cait, Australia is high on our dream list of places to visit. So glad to have you posting now yay clapping mickey

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Hi Helen! It sounds like we all want to come visit Australia while you're in Orlando. Are you just doing Disney while you're there or will you try to do the other parks while you're there?

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Thanks for the warm welcome Smile

We'll arrive at Disney from the evening of the 16th and leave again sometime on the 21st. Everything in between is flexible!

I'm going to be asking for help with accommodation, but I'll do that in the appropriate forum.

And if anyone wants to talk about travel to Australia, feel free to PM me.

Cheers,
Helen

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Can we stay at your place while you're in WDW? laugh

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Perfect Brad! You can house sit the (two extra large) dogs, the cat and the turtle Smile

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helen wrote:
Perfect Brad! You can house sit the (two extra large) dogs, the cat and the turtle Smile

You'll find we love our pets around here! You can even read a trip report from Gus the Dog who recently stayed at the new Kennel in Disney World biggrin

Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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welcome Helen! No worries, I think you can find the answers to all your questions right here. But if we don't know it, we'll find it.

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Wow! Australia! How cool..is this your first trip??

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Yup, first trip to Disneyworld and first time holidaying in the US too. Orlando, New York then over to the west coast for a road trip. Three weeks all up - we're going to be cramming a lot in! I'm planning the disney portion first and everyone on the board has been really friendly and full of helpful information.

Cheers,
Helen

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Helen - I hope you have an AMAZing time! We'd love to visit Australia as well someday.

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Sounds fantastic! Where on the west coast are you going?

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Not sure yet...we might start at Denver, drive over the Rocky Mountains to Las Vegas (outlet shopping!), then out to the Grand Canyon, Yosamite, maybe Monument or Death Valley. I'm planning the trip in the order that it happens! Orlando first!

BTW, we've booked the Savannah room! Yes! Now, onto ADRs...

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We love New York. We haven't been back in forever though so we're kind of jealous.

Most non-Americans don't realize how far a drive from Denver to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon etc would be so I was going to warn you but then I realized that you're from Australia and that probably just seems like a Sunday drive to you guys. laugh

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Yeah, there's a bit of space on this side of the pond laugh We're allowing about three days I think. Nothing is set in stone at this point though!

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helen wrote:
Yeah, there's a bit of space on this side of the pond laugh We're allowing about three days I think. Nothing is set in stone at this point though!

Do you have anything in particular you're planning on doing in NYC?

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Umm...everything?!

Nah, so far we have: Madison Square Gardens, Momfuku, Tiffany & Co, Times Square, Central Park, Broadway, Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Museum of Modern Art, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and 'eat somewhere special'. In 3.5 days! I think we'll be pushing it a little wink As always, suggestions are welcome!

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helen wrote:
Umm...everything?!

Nah, so far we have: Madison Square Gardens, Momfuku, Tiffany & Co, Times Square, Central Park, Broadway, Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Museum of Modern Art, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and 'eat somewhere special'. In 3.5 days! I think we'll be pushing it a little wink As always, suggestions are welcome!

Are you going to do "special" like fine dining, or just special as in some place very New York-y (say Pizza?)

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I like how Tiffany's is on your list!! My kind of girl! A good friend of mine moved to Australia a few years ago...we keep trying to get her to come back for a visit but she refuses..she loves it too much!

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cdub wrote:
helen wrote:
Umm...everything?!

Nah, so far we have: Madison Square Gardens, Momfuku, Tiffany & Co, Times Square, Central Park, Broadway, Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Museum of Modern Art, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and 'eat somewhere special'. In 3.5 days! I think we'll be pushing it a little wink As always, suggestions are welcome!

Are you going to do "special" like fine dining, or just special as in some place very New York-y (say Pizza?)

ooo I would also appreciate any good new york style pizza place recommendations!!

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Pizza is a must have! And Tiffany's = shiney = ohhh! biggrin

Fine dining sounds good but I'd rather not have to pack extra shoes, particularly good clothes etc, so I'd be happy for any restaurant that really says "New York". Which, of course, leaves the field wiiiiide open Smile

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Lombardi's is the best pizza in New York City in my opinion. Although if you pick a place in Little Italy at random you'll probably have some wonderful pizza.

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Lombardi's sounds great! That's the area we're planning on being in, so perfect biggrin

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helen wrote:
Lombardi's sounds great! That's the area we're planning on being in, so perfect biggrin

OOH! I'll second that!!!

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