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Unread 18 Apr 19, 09:39 PM  
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So sorry you had to witness such an event 😔 as you rightly say, things like that certainly put stuff into perspective and make you realise life is for living. Here's to some great family trip planning!
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Unread 19 Apr 19, 08:18 AM  
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So sorry you had to witness such an event 😔 as you rightly say, things like that certainly put stuff into perspective and make you realise life is for living. Here's to some great family trip planning!
Exactly, and they are loving looking at all the stuff about the holiday! Getting lots of thank you hugs!
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Your trip sounds amazing. I look forward to following it.
My daughter (although younger) is the same with Pre ride anxiety- she bolts and will only do the very gentle rides! DAS system worked wonders for her. Although there was still quite a bit of waiting but not half as much as it could have been. We just kept her talking and entertained.
Great idea about two trips to rpr, we were going to do two consecutive nights but this will probably work a lot better. Universal also do a version of das which was another god send.

Such sad news about the accident.
We found two separate nights at RPR was better as it gives you 4 days of FP's instead of 3 and if you drive there yourself it only costs 1 extra day parking, a lot cheaper than buying express passes for a family of four.

With the express passes you get for staying at RPR at Universal we are going to try it without the DAS at first and see how we go.
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Loved reading your pre trip report. We are also going for 4 weeks. Although our last 2 weeks will be down on the gulf coast.
Looking forward to your updates!
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Loved reading your pre trip report. We are also going for 4 weeks. Although our last 2 weeks will be down on the gulf coast.
Looking forward to your updates!
It looks like our dates cross over a little, we may see you there.
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Amazing, so glad the children are enjoying the build up! Sorry to hear about the accident, must have been horrendous. Still you are very right, life is too short! x
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Latest Update...well we survived Fastpass Day and got most of what we wanted. In other news we have changed a meal or two both on and offsite (for a change! ).

Rainforest has gone on our opening day and has been replaced by Ohana. We have never been to Polynesian so that'll be cool. This is something we have mentioned in previous posts and although there are elements we are not sure we will all like we have decided to give it a go, especially as its a new one to us.

Citircos is out too! This was one of our favourites last time and although it has ace reviews, the current menu didn't excite us as much and we decided to keep it as a brilliant memory, rather than it potentially not be as amazing. Le Cellier was the final choice to replace it - the menu looks good and while its not everyone's cup of tea it, like Ohana, it will be a new one for us.

Offsite, we have scrapped Bahama Breeze (menu not great and really overpriced) and Oh Charleys (closed down) and rather than 2 sweet tomatoes we are scrapping the opening one on arrival day for Cheesecake factory in Tampa. The new ones in are Kobe Steakhouse and First Watch. We are going to do Rainforest OOP with the $25 Landry's card where Cheesecake factory was originally and following watching Forrest Gump we are also doing Bubba Gumps, on a day when we only had a QS onsite.

All these changes have my mind in a spin and the days we are eating in each place have changed a lot in the last month or so. I imagine our order will be fine tuned again and once its done we'll put a picture of our food plan up!

Fastpasses were generally successful for us, we mostly got what we wanted. FOP was a bit later than we hoped for, however we had no luck with Slinky Dog Dash, even on the 60 day deadline, so that will have to be the first ride one day unless we manage to find a gap later.

The final term begins on Monday, which will also be exactly 7 weeks until we start our amazing adventure. Those weeks are going to be crazy busy and hard with some of the things we have coming up and spending time together for 4 weeks as a family in Florida will be one of the main things which keeps us going.

Until the next update / meal change...(Is it me or does our trip seem to be all about food ...)
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Glad you were able to get most of what you wanted, though a shame on Slinky Dog, that is the one I am worried about getting with only 5 nights on site too.

I always find the juggling plans head spinning, I am at the stage at the moment of trying to work ours out ready for fastpasses!
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