Hello from Wilmington, Dela-where?

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fussycuts's picture
Joined: 12/31/2013
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Hello from Wilmington, Dela-where?

Hello to everyone from a new user in Delaware!

I've been to Disneyland several times, but only when I was a kid growing up in California. Three years ago, my mother took my brother and me to Disney World for the first time, and I was hooked. I got married to my high school sweetheart last year and my husband has never been to any Disney park, so I've been dying to find a way for us to go. However, we both have major student loans (like paying a second rent!) and figured it would have to be a long term goal.

But WAIT! My father astounded us both this Christmas by giving us a trip to Walt Disney World! After the mutual freaking out and happy dances died down, we started looking at dates. We settled on a trip for our 2nd Anniversary, this coming October. The husband is a chef, and I just knew he'd go wild for the Food & Wine Festival, which I experienced on my first trip.

We're both looking to lose some weight before our trip, and I know we can get some inspiration on these boards. I'm also excited to just read about awesome Disney experiences and all the various tips, tricks, and hidden treasures of visiting WDW.

That's about it!


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Well welcome Fussycuts to this fantastic forum, you will love it here.


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welcome to this ever expanding happy place


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welcome welcome welcome October is an awesome time of year to go, especially for a foodie!

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Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome! So exciting to plan a trip to Disney. mickey

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Well hello there and welcome!

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glad you joined us. what a great Christmas present.


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Hi fussycuts! Welcome to the board! mickey Turns out we're sorta neighbors-we're from south central PA. We'll also be doing a food & wine trip (and in theory, running off all the food at the Tower of Terror 10-miler...or maybe the 5K...or maybe just give in to the food coma) at the end of September/beginning of October and we love to do meet-ups if our trips overlap!


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Joined: 12/31/2013
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!

Alicemouse, we'll be there from the 14th to the 20th of October, so a near miss! I like the idea of working off the food coma in a walk/run. Actually, with all my indulging on my first trip, I was surprised to find that I lost a few pounds due to the amount of walking we did in the parks!


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Welcome, welcome fussycuts from PA here. Always happy to have another Disney lover in group! Congrats on the great Christmas present too!

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welcome what a wonderful gift!

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Welcome!! If you enjoy a good challenge, I might suggest planning over the Tower of Terror 10 miler weekend! Great motivation (and less guilt about all the great Disney snacks!). Its a fun time!! And a nice time to go and see the parks all decorated for Halloween!!!


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Hi and welcome! Xxxxxxxx


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