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Hello! I'm new here :)

Hello everyone!!!

My name is Sylke and I am from Belgium. (so you're already warned about my English wink )
My brother and I are real Disney fans: we visit Disneyland Paris occasionally ( we both have a Annual passport)
and this year we'll be visiting Walt Disney World for the very first time!!! yay
We're both really excited! We're going from the 12th (arriving late in the evening) and depart the 20th September.
Although it's still far away, I'm pretty nervous and I want everything planned so I'll feel like I'll get the most out of my vacation (even though I know that we won't be able to do EVERYTHING)
Does anyone have really good planning tips?

Thanks for reading!

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Hello Sylke93 and welcome welcome to our little corner of the net. I am so glad you found us here and even happier that you thought enough of our friendly group to join us. As you read through past posts and topics you will learn much about WDW and don't be afraid to ask about any questions you may have, someone here will have the answer for you. OH! and Sept. is NOT that far away, it will be here before you know it. Please tell us more of your plans for food, lodging and park touring so we all may better advise you.

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Welcome! So glad you found us. Tell us about the plans you have so far and feel free to ask questions. We just love love love talking Disney!

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welcome welcome welcome

Have you made any ADRs yet? Where are you staying once you arrive? Can't wait to hear all about it!

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welcome Sylke! We're happy to have you here--and to hear about your adventures in Disneyland Paris!! I've always wanted to go but never have!

Are you staying on-property for your September WDW trip?

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Wow Belgium, that may be a first for the fourm. So far your English seems great. Couldn't tell and differnce. Like some have said, the more you tell us about your plans, the more we can help you. Oh, and yes, we would love to hear about your experninces in Disneyland Paris. Oh, and welcome welcome welcome

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Hello Sylke and welcome to our little bit of Walt Disney World on the web! Glad you joined us and here is a tip if you didn't know it, see the little search box towards the top right of the page the has "Google custom search " in it, just type in anything you are looking for or have a question about and you can see if we already have a thread open or active about it!

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Welcome to the best Disney board around Smile

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Hello and welcome! I've been to Belguim many times to Bruges. We will be in WDW at the same time as you! Smile xxxxx

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welcome Sylke93. This is the best forum, we are a friendly bunch and as you can see we love ALL THINGS DISNEY. yay yay yay

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Where are you staying? Do you have any dining reservations (ADRs) yet? Will you be on the dining plan (DDP) or not? Knowing these things will help us advise you.

WELCOME clapping clapping

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Hello Sylke and Welcome!!...we are so glad you have decided to join us!...tell us all about your plans, and someone on the forum will always try to help and give any tips or advice.

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Hi Sylke and welcome!! September is a great time to go - have you thought about doing Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party while you are there? Might be kinda fun and different.

But if that's not of interest, do make note of the dates that it will be taking place (it's easy to figure out if you look at the MK park hours starting in September) as Magic Kingdom will be closing to guests at 7:00 local time those evenings, unless you've purchased tickets to MNSSHP. Keep that in mind as you plan, so you don't find yourself unexpected booted out of the park early!

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Welcome Sylke, I know your visit will be memorable! Since this is your first trip to WDW, I highly recommend that you read up on everything about WDW. You do not want to leave and later realize that you could have gone horse-back riding (at Disney), boat rental, fishing, world class water parks, Pleasure Island ( http://www.wdwinfo.com/downtown/pi/#attractions ), etc., etc., etc. There is so much to see and do; 30,080 acres (12,173 ha; 47 sq mi) of fun and beautiful weather in Sep.

I would also recommend that you stay at one of Disney's hotel/resorts, that will save on travel time (transportation is provided inside WDW) while allowing you to maximize on your stay. There are many perks for staying on the property.

Additionally, make early restaurant reservations, there are lots of different types of foods to sample from. One of my favorites restaurant is Boma (@ the Animal Kingdom Lodge) it's a buffet type spread, and really good!!!!: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/animal-kingdom-lodge/boma-flavors-of-africa/

Anyways, enjoy your homework and listen to the folks from this forum, they are extremely knowledgeable with regards to Disney & WDW. mickey

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Welcome, Sylke! We're so glad to have you!

Do you know where you'll be staying when you get here? Maybe if you stay on property, they'll be running the "Free Dining" special, which they've been known to do during the month of September for guests staying at one of the Disney Resorts! Smile

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welcome Sylke! Glad you have joined us!

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Wow! So many replies from all of you!

Thanks a lot for the warm welcome!
We are staying at Coronado Springs Resort, we have a Quick service dining plan.
MNSSHP is on our list! We wouldn't want to miss it in the world wink
This might sound a little childish, but I'm a collector of Disney autographs. They're all so unique, you know :Cool
So MNSSHP is a great opportunity for me to collect some more laugh

My question: has anyone of you already used the touring plans from The Unofficial guide to Walt Disney World?
Is it worth using?

Again, thanks a lot for all the replies. I'm sorry it took me so long to reply.

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Oh and if there are any questions about Disneyland Paris, I'm happy to answer wink

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Welcome Sylke! I thought I'd comment here because I'm new to the forum as well but I'm going to be at Disneyworld at the same time as you - from the 11th-21st September - on a slightly delayed honeymoon. Although I've visited before, this is my first time visiting as an adult and my first time staying on Disney property. We are very excited about the trip, but like you, want to plan the holiday well so we get the best out of it. Anyway, nice to meet you and please do share any good tips you come across. Smile

Lauren x

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lolastardust wrote:
- on a slightly delayed honeymoon

Lauren, it amused me that you note your honeymoon is slightly delayed.
rolling Mine was for our 10th Anniversary.

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welcome Sylke! You will love it here!!

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welcome To a great site. Yes I use touring plans and have found them to be a great time saving tool. I do tweak them a little bit but have found them invaluable. I'm off to DLP with DH and parents for a week from 9 June as a birthday treat for parents (they both hit 75 this year) do you know how busy it is then? Make ADRs now and enjoy the planning it is so much a part of the experience and you will find a lot of planners here!

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In June, a lot of kids have exams in Europe so it shouldn't be that busy. However, when it's a bright shiny warm day, you can expect citizens of France to come over in the afternoon.
Normally if you go to the parcs early it will be quiet.
But I have to admit that I haven't been to the parcs that time of year, because I am still a student.
I will check with my brother for you, because he has been there at that time.
I can give you one huge tip though: Crush coaster is enormously popular!
You should do it first thing in the morning or else the wait can become over two hours.
But it's really worth doing!
Oh and Space mountain and Rock 'n' Roller coaster have loopings in DLP, so beware wink

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Extra question: what does ADR mean?
I have read some people mentioning it already, but I have no clue what it means silly

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lolastardust wrote:
Welcome Sylke! I thought I'd comment here because I'm new to the forum as well but I'm going to be at Disneyworld at the same time as you - from the 11th-21st September - on a slightly delayed honeymoon. Although I've visited before, this is my first time visiting as an adult and my first time staying on Disney property. We are very excited about the trip, but like you, want to plan the holiday well so we get the best out of it. Anyway, nice to meet you and please do share any good tips you come across. Smile

Lauren x

Pleased to meet you too Lauren!
Now I know that you're going the same time, I will constantly wonder if that's you somewhere in the crowd silly
I'm very jealous that you're doing this as your honeymoon eek I'm pretty sure I will never be able to convince my boyfriend to do that later silly
Have you bought the Unofficial guide? I don't want to advertise anything, but I have found it very interesting and full of handy hints and tips.
For example: I don't think I will leave my luggage in the hands of the Disney's Magical Express. I've read it can take a while until you get it in your hotel. Since we're from Europe our trip will have taken a while and I will want to be able to shower as fast as possible. wink So I'm taking my luggage with me. But we will take the DME because it is the only way we can get to WDW. Unless we want to go on foot...

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ADR is advanced dining reservations. The magical express is not really an issue for us in Europe with luggage as you have to collect it yourself from the carosel and take it through customs. I believe you can then hope Disney will take it but it will be easier to take it to the bus yourself

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Sally-Ann wrote:
ADR is advanced dining reservations.

Is that necessary when you have a quick service dining plan?

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sylke93 wrote:
lolastardust wrote:
Welcome Sylke! I thought I'd comment here because I'm new to the forum as well but I'm going to be at Disneyworld at the same time as you - from the 11th-21st September - on a slightly delayed honeymoon. Although I've visited before, this is my first time visiting as an adult and my first time staying on Disney property. We are very excited about the trip, but like you, want to plan the holiday well so we get the best out of it. Anyway, nice to meet you and please do share any good tips you come across. Smile

Lauren x

Pleased to meet you too Lauren!
Now I know that you're going the same time, I will constantly wonder if that's you somewhere in the crowd silly
I'm very jealous that you're doing this as your honeymoon eek I'm pretty sure I will never be able to convince my boyfriend to do that later silly
Have you bought the Unofficial guide? I don't want to advertise anything, but I have found it very interesting and full of handy hints and tips.
For example: I don't think I will leave my luggage in the hands of the Disney's Magical Express. I've read it can take a while until you get it in your hotel. Since we're from Europe our trip will have taken a while and I will want to be able to shower as fast as possible. wink So I'm taking my luggage with me. But we will take the DME because it is the only way we can get to WDW. Unless we want to go on foot...

hehe, well just look for the really excited pasty Scottish goths and that'll be us. I'm so glad Bob agreed to do this, as we've just got a Value resort and are doing everything on a really basic level but I'm still sure it will be amazing. Smile
I actually just received my Unofficial guide today and have already read most of it! Seems to have some very helpful advice on restaurants, transport, park timing etc. We are like you - from Europe and will probably want our luggage with us to shower asap. And we will be riding the DME everywhere! Smile

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sylke93 wrote:
Sally-Ann wrote:
ADR is advanced dining reservations.

Is that necessary when you have a quick service dining plan?

Not at all...ADRs aren't available for counter service restaurants.

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lolastardust wrote:
hehe, well just look for the really excited pasty Scottish goths and that'll be us. I'm so glad Bob agreed to do this, as we've just got a Value resort and are doing everything on a really basic level but I'm still sure it will be amazing. Smile
I actually just received my Unofficial guide today and have already read most of it! Seems to have some very helpful advice on restaurants, transport, park timing etc. We are like you - from Europe and will probably want our luggage with us to shower asap. And we will be riding the DME everywhere! Smile

You're from Scotland! eek
I've always wanted to go there!
The whole trip is just going to be so much fun!
Too bad it's still so far away... I'm literally counting the day until we're going to be there silly
Which airline are you travelling with?

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