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Discussion in 'Intro's and Welcomes!' started by fleetbosser, Dec 29, 2010.

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    fleetbosser Earning my ears

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    :yes:Hello Gang - I'm new to the board, annual passholder and frequent visitor to the Walt Disney World Resort. Mickey and the gang are about 30 minutes from my front door so if anyone needs somewhat timely answers I'll be happy to assist. I've lived in Central Florida for 21 years and have a lot of funky knowledge from doing it the wrong way for so long. Who knows...maybe I'll get it right one time :)
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    :hello1: and welcome to Secrets
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    hi and welcome
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    30mins from Disney! My first question, do you have a guest room? :lol:

    WELCOME!!! thanks for joining us :D

    So after 21 years, do you still love it??
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    30 minutes? So jealous!!!
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    Hi and a warm welcome to Secrets. :wave:
    It`s great to have another "local" joining us here to keep us all abreast of any new developments at WDW.
    See you around the site.
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    After 21 years I find Disneyworld and the rest of the Orlando attractions put in an unusually strong effort to "personalize" your experience to keep it fresh. Whether you enter an attraction's turnstyles and someone reaches out with a simple "hello" to a cast member going out of their way to do something nice, each visit is unique. I guess you could say it's not the physical attraction so much as the people who make the difference over the years. Yes, I still love it.
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    great to have another wdw local here...a big warm :secrets3:
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    Do most people that stay near WDW go often
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    Most people? Well, there are obviously two sides to every coin. Some (locals) will swear never to visit again for fear of crowds, lines etc. while others like me approach it from a different perspective. Yesterday I took my ten year old daughter to the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios with the intent of doing nothing but enjoying the Christmas attractions and decor. Due to the unusually cold temperatures in Florida (34 degrees at 8am), we broke the first rule and arrived shortly after 10am - when crowds had already arrived. As you may know, one of the BUSIEST times in the parks is between Christmas and New Years so expectations had to be in line. As annual passholders I discussed with my daughter what our golas would be. She wanted to see the Christmas Parade, the American Idol Experience and the Osborne Light Display. No problem. All were "mass" attractions that required little to no wait and (when planned correctly) could easily make an enjoyable time. We explored Tom Sawyers Island, took in the castle show, Disney Channel Rocks and attempted to find hidden mickeys in between. It was a great (and cold) time. She knew that the next visit we could go the Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan etc. with just a few minutes wait in January. The same park with a different type of mission...and fun. So I guess this is a long winded answer to your question. As locals, we take our "pieces" of magic in small bites rather than dashing thru the day as many out of town visitors are forced to do to take it all in. While the crowds were enormous, the fun never waivers with the right attitude....even when you're a local.:yes:
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    Hi and welcome to Secrets, it's great to have someone with local knowledge.

    Glad you had a great time yesterday

    Sandra
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    thats so true

    WELCOME :wiggle:

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