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Dawn
27-08-2009, 07:43 AM
What do I need to do now?

I've got villa, flights, car.
Park tickets will come in due course. We've decided no Universal this time. So it's Disney, a day at Sea World and a day at KSC.

Passports are in the process of being renewed. None of us need visas.

Travel insurance I'm about to buy.

What else is there? It's all changed since 2003.

There's all ESTAs and APIs and OLCIs and all sorts of other acronyms that I've never had to do before.

I need to know what to put on my main list. :unsure:

Disneybumble
27-08-2009, 07:46 AM
make a rough guide of park days, rest days and other days. So when you come to buying tickets , booking meals you know what you need.

Dawn
27-08-2009, 07:55 AM
We now have travel insurance.

daveann
27-08-2009, 07:57 AM
i would buy a disney passporter and have a read up on whats changed in the parks its crammed with info but the type of thing you can dip in and out of and make notes in :)

Dawn
27-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Ohohohohoohohohohoh when do the 2010 guide books come out?

We have a Disney virgin in our party who needs a guide for Christmas. :D

Tink
27-08-2009, 08:25 AM
A Disney Guide for Christmas is a wonderful gift. Years ago when Max was but a wee boy and came to us for the first time, for his first visit we bought him a Kid's Guide (among other things) for Christmas that year. It was a wonderful aid in helping him understand what WDW was all about and the many choices he had when visiting the parks. :yes:

What else do you need? Well, in addition to decoding all those acronyms (which I can't help you with) you'll need to refresh your maps of the area, if you use maps, decide which non-Disney things you will be doing; those sorts of things.

Dining offsite is more viable now than ever before, so you may want to research the places around the area (changes over the years you know). Perkins (didn't you like Perkins?) has been bought out by Bob Evans (the place with the divine sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast :D ) so I'd imagine it would improve?

There are several new places for dining near Millenia Mall, so you may want to explore there. Ceviche is now in downtown Orlando on Church St. :yes: Not sure if it's the best idea with children, but if Steven likes to try new things it may work for you.

You have a wealth of research and exploring to do!!!!

Dawn
27-08-2009, 08:30 AM
I need places that do proper food for children - he loves sushi remember. The boy is weird. :lol:

I need a serious quote for Nanny Lesley's travel insurance because she will be 65 and apparently that makes her a higher risk. :nono:

I need to find the nearest Walmart to the villa. :D Though apparently Publix is nearer which will do for first night snacks and drinks.

I need a Mapman map. :mental:

I need to decide what to wear for having my passport photo done - it's going to be on public view for 10 years. :lipwobble:

I NEED A LIE DOWN!!!! :giveup:

daveann
27-08-2009, 08:50 AM
there is a fairly new walmart on turkey lake road which runs paralell to I4 towards disney not sure where your villa is :)

Dawn
27-08-2009, 08:58 AM
not sure where your villa is :)

No, nor am I. :rotfl:

daveann
27-08-2009, 09:09 AM
on list find out where the flippin villa is fast so you can map your routes :lol:

Dawn
27-08-2009, 09:14 AM
I just checked.

Lake Wilson Road :unsure:

daveann
27-08-2009, 09:55 AM
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lake+wilson+road+orlando+florida&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=11.644408,37.177734&ie=UTF8&ll=28.33145,-81.561255&spn=0.033846,0.072613&z=14

Dawn
27-08-2009, 09:57 AM
Steven's passport just arrived. :D

Ursula
27-08-2009, 10:44 AM
Yep deffo get a mapmans map... it is brilliant. get one for the virgins too, they will dribble all over it.

Isafari
27-08-2009, 11:24 AM
I'm also nearly finished my shopping guide Dawn which will give you links to store locators for the likes of Publix etc after you put in your street name or area code. Will be online very soon.

ukwdwnut
27-08-2009, 03:37 PM
champions gate is good to visit just down ronald reagan parkway :yes:

hwy 192 is just up the road from you id say the new walmart on hwy 27 is closest, not sure tho

publix on hwy 192w near hwy 27 on the right

ukwdwnut
27-08-2009, 03:38 PM
you can get pretty decent maps in most shops now dawn and petrol stations free with the park guides i got one and it was pretty good :D

Mari
27-08-2009, 04:45 PM
start checking the exchange rate and buy some dollars anytime it goes down :)

you alreayd know which meals you are doing in the parks, dont you???