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How to Make this a Trip with Special Memories

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    Without sounding like a stuck record :lol: it's our silver anniversary and I am trying to think of how can we make our trip more special this year.

    We will be there for 4 weeks, but our Disney APs expire 4 days before the end of our holiday :( I'm toying with the idea of buying some passes for the last few days but I'm not sure as it's quite expensive.

    The only other thing I could do is go to MNSSHP on the 24th September as we will be able to get into the Magic Kingdom after 4pm. The other thing is that I am expecting the F & W F to have a trial on the 26th September before the official opening of the 27th. I would really like to go but Chris isn't sure if it is worth the $90 each.

    I couldn't convince Chris to go to V & A so that is sadly out :sigh:

    Any suggestions on what to do in or out of the parks :)
     
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    MystikPiglit Peace, Love and Mickey Mouse

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    Have you been to St Augustine? If not, that is a beautiful place for a day out.
     
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    Have you done the carriage rides at the POR? I think that is one of our favorite memories from our anniversary :yes:

    What about one the boat rentals for either Wishes or IllumiNations?
     
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    How about an Illuminations Cruise? :wink:
     
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    No we haven't, how long does it take to drive there, I've heard before that it is really nice there.

    Shelly, I have never been to POR at all :redface: Do you have to make a reservation for the carriage ride or can you just turn up and get one :unsure:
     
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    Wendy, I think it was a couple of hours each way.
     
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    Thanks Diane :hug2:
     
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    St. Augustine is about 2 hours from Orlando. I'm one of he few who really don't see what all the fuss is about. :sorry:

    I think a Wishes cruise or Illuminations cruise might be nice. I know you've done the Grand though, so it might not be as special as that! The panhandle area is very nice. Ft. Walton Beach is beautiful. It's quite a long ride though. You'd really have to stay over at least one night.
     
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    We made a reservation :yes: I believe at the time it was only around $30. It was beautiful with little while lights everywhere and you are allowed to bring drinks, so I had plastic fancy glasses (that we tossed after) and I picked up some chilled adult beverages from the resort store. We really enjoyed it :D

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    It looks lovely Shelly :yes: How difficult is it to get into the carriage, will I be able to manage it with sticks :unsure:
     
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    I believe you would be able to manage with sticks, but you won't be needing them, remember? ;) The step is low and the entry into the carriage is fairly wide, so I really don't see it being a problem.

    I know we called the regular 407-play number to make a reservation, but I'm not sure if the numbers have changed since. It was a credit card hold, but we paid in cash when we got there :yes:
     
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    Thanks Shelly :hug2:
     
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    No problem!!!
     
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    i dont drive, so some afternoon when i need a break i take the bus to DTD then can get a taxi to the discount mall..nice size with a disney discount store. nice place to spend a few hrs during the day then back to DTD for dinner and then go to Circque Du Soliel.... easy way to spend a day
     
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    The carriage ride looks really nice!

    Pirates and pals or wishes cruise? No need for a park ticket

    Movies at the beach at a resort with smores?

    La Nouba at DTD




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