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Hi Y'all

Just a quick "hi" to everyone. I've been reading the articles on WDWFG for about 2 months now, and finally decided I should stop lurking in the shadows (insert evil laugh here). I've been to WDW at least 10 times since my first visit in 1973 ( yep, I'm almost an artifact). And even joined the DVC a few years ago. Have even booked myself on one of the upcoming membership cruises the other day.

I wish I had found this site last year, would have saved me from having to learn from experience. But now that I've found it, I'd like to thank those responsible for the articles. They are filled with a bunch of info you won't find without having your own "Disney Guru".

Take care, and I'll catch up to y'all soon.

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Hi didyoucall911,
welcome
How wonderful that you're booked for one of the Disney cruises. It's on my bucket list mickey
I hope you have a wonderful time, and again, welcome to WDWFGU yay

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Welcome! What is your home resort? When is the cruise?

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Welcome to the best Disney board around Smile

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You're going to love it here. yay yay I love your user name - is there a story to that?

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Hey there!

So glad that you're enjoying what we do here at WDW For Grownups! So glad that you decided to jump in and introduce yourself too! There's a fantastic bunch of folks here on the forum that are simple the best you'll find anywhere.

Hoorah for the Member Cruise! Will it be your first Disney Cruise?

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Hi Everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome.

JoAnn, My home resort is Saratoga Springs. I booked the January 10th membership cruise. I'll be booking a WDW stay prior to the cruise ( once I figure out where I want to stay,.. still working my way thru the various resorts, and each one has something different I've enjoyed).

finngirl, it's leftover from years of being a volunteer EMT. How about your's? Makes me think you're either Finnish, or a Jimmy Buffet fan. Hmmm,.. maybe a surfer. Smile

Hi Kristen, Thanks. Yes, this will be my first cruise ever. I figured I might as well start on a short one, and find out if I get seasick or not,.. before I take a lengthier cruise..lol

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I did that for my first cruise too. I do get a little queasy now and then, but I discovered that I absolutely LOVE cruising! I hope that you do too. The Disney Cruise Line is so opulent you're just going to be WOWed from start to finish!

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Hi and welcome DYC911 ( hey I can shorten anything) Smile Glad you decided to join WDWFG and we are looking forward to your contributions to our forum.

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Welcome aboard! I think you'll love it here!

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didyoucall911 wrote:
Hi Everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome.

JoAnn, My home resort is Saratoga Springs. I booked the January 10th membership cruise. I'll be booking a WDW stay prior to the cruise ( once I figure out where I want to stay,.. still working my way thru the various resorts, and each one has something different I've enjoyed).

finngirl, it's leftover from years of being a volunteer EMT. How about your's? Makes me think you're either Finnish, or a Jimmy Buffet fan. Hmmm,.. maybe a surfer. Smile

Hi Kristen, Thanks. Yes, this will be my first cruise ever. I figured I might as well start on a short one, and find out if I get seasick or not,.. before I take a lengthier cruise..lol

Nothing as glamorous as being a surfer, although I DO like Jimmy Buffet! awesome

I'm half Finn, and apparently look it! (at least that's the feedback I get when I go "home" to Thunder Bay, and wander through the Finn section of town). So I figure that's a good user name for me.

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welcome I've just recently found this website too.. and it's fantastic! Everyone is so nice and a wealth of information too!

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Glad to have another DVC commrade!
Best place anywhere...anywhere.. to read and talk Disney!
I'm always looking for different and smarter ways to use points...more brains to bounce off of is exciting!

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Welcome welcome! We are so glad you joined us, and that you're finding the site to be helpful. It's our little Disney home away from home.

Do you have a favorite park, experience, or attraction that you'd like to share about? Are there any fun collections that you add to during your visits?

Many of use were alive in 1973 so no worries Wink

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Cool, so I'm not the "Old guy" here . Makes me feel younger just saying ( typing) that.

I don't really collect anything other than an occasional musical instument, or large rescue dogs. Although I do have many fond memories from my various trips to Disney. I's have to say my favorite park is probably EPCOT, I remember s a kid watching Walt talk about it's inception, and what he hoped for for the City of Tomorrow. I must admit though, there are some things I wish Disney would do to keep true to that dream.

As far as experiences go, I often think about 2 seperate occurances that happened. One was in 1973, and the other last year when I took my son, and his girl-friend for a 2 week vacation to celebrate their high school graduation.

Some of you might remember that when the MK first opened they had ticket books for the rides, and you needed a certain number of a certain type of ticket to get on a ride. I was there with my parents, brother, sister, and grandparents, waiting to get on the train at the main entrance. As the cast member came to gather the tickets, my grand-father mentioned that he, and my father were both car men ( they both worked as train car repair men for PATH in NYC). The CM asked them for their railway cards, and after seeing them let them both on without taking their tickets.

The second memory I have was last year. We had already hit the each of parks during the past few days, and my son, and his gf decided they wanted to see a movie. We hit Downtown Disney a little early, and decided to walk around for a bit. As we were leaving the parking lot, and walking between Planet Hollywood, and the Harley-Davidson store a couple were heading to the parking lot with their blonde haired daughter, who was approximately 6. As we got closer this little girl got a mischeivious little "cat that ate the canary" grin on her face, and as we got closer lifted her hand up for a high-five. Well,.. who am I to deny her a high-five, right? As she got next to me, we high fived, and as I looked back she had the biggest grin on her face. Her entire face just lit up. Something about that encounter just made me smile the rest of the day.
I hope I didn't bore you too much, but those were two of my more memorable experiences.

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didyoucall911 wrote:
Cool, so I'm not the "Old guy" here . Makes me feel younger just saying ( typing) that.

I don't really collect anything other than an occasional musical instument, or large rescue dogs. Although I do have many fond memories from my various trips to Disney. I's have to say my favorite park is probably EPCOT, I remember s a kid watching Walt talk about it's inception, and what he hoped for for the City of Tomorrow. I must admit though, there are some things I wish Disney would do to keep true to that dream.

As far as experiences go, I often think about 2 seperate occurances that happened. One was in 1973, and the other last year when I took my son, and his girl-friend for a 2 week vacation to celebrate their high school graduation.

Some of you might remember that when the MK first opened they had ticket books for the rides, and you needed a certain number of a certain type of ticket to get on a ride. I was there with my parents, brother, sister, and grandparents, waiting to get on the train at the main entrance. As the cast member came to gather the tickets, my grand-father mentioned that he, and my father were both car men ( they both worked as train car repair men for PATH in NYC). The CM asked them for their railway cards, and after seeing them let them both on without taking their tickets.

The second memory I have was last year. We had already hit the each of parks during the past few days, and my son, and his gf decided they wanted to see a movie. We hit Downtown Disney a little early, and decided to walk around for a bit. As we were leaving the parking lot, and walking between Planet Hollywood, and the Harley-Davidson store a couple were heading to the parking lot with their blonde haired daughter, who was approximately 6. As we got closer this little girl got a mischeivious little "cat that ate the canary" grin on her face, and as we got closer lifted her hand up for a high-five. Well,.. who am I to deny her a high-five, right? As she got next to me, we high fived, and as I looked back she had the biggest grin on her face. Her entire face just lit up. Something about that encounter just made me smile the rest of the day.
I hope I didn't bore you too much, but those were two of my more memorable experiences.

Boy, talking about the tickets brings back memories! We started going to Disneyland in 1960 (yes, I'm probably older than you!), and I remember calculating what rides we wanted to do, and how many tickets we had left. My parents were wizards organizing them so we could do everything we wanted. SO much easier now - if I want to ride Star Tours 5 times, I can! silly

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LOL, I'm glad to hear that, my kids think I'm ancient when I tell them that a lot of Tomorrow Land at the MK in Florida were the same rides I'd seen in NY during the Worlds Fair.

That's one reason I liked when they moved away from the tickets.

Have never been to Disneyland, but I'm hoping to do it with the DVC membership. I've heard there's some differences between the Haunted Mansion,and the PoTC attractions, and I'd like to check them out.

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I'd love to get back to Disneyland and check out the differences and the changes. The last time I was there was 1968 - positively prehistoric! laugh

But tomorrow we will be in WDW, and since we haven't been there in 14 years, I will get to see all the changes there. There just aren't enough vacation days to cover all the Disney choices!

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finngirl wrote:
There just aren't enough vacation days to cover all the Disney choices!

LOL! And that is the ENTIRE problem with me not being independently wealthy.

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LOL, Kristen, isn't that the truth.

Have fun at WDW finngirl, let us know how it was.

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A bit late with my welcome but it is sincere!

And talking about getting ticket books made me smile. I have some wonderful memories of Disneyland visits and ticket books.

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