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We go on to the joy and through the tears
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Moving on with the current of the years.
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PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:17 PM   #346
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please help have not gone since 1977
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:38 PM   #347
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Disney Chase card holders can head over to Innoventions in Epcot for a "secret" character photo op. The couples of times we've gone in there, there were 2 characters (i.e. Mickey and Minnie). But the best part is that you get a Free printout of the pic!!!


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Old 04-08-2014, 09:00 AM   #348
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Signing on. This thread is the best!
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We usually go at the slower park times (this year it's Sept 12-20th). Then go on rides like Splash Mountain while the Main Street Electrical Parade is on. My daughter and I rode it 9 times without ever getting out of the log because nobody was waiting to get on! When we got off (this is my tip) we asked how many logs were running and they told us 44. So we had the photopass and found the most recent picture, then subtracted 44 and there we were again. By doing that we had many rides, and still got all of the photos!
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:51 PM   #350
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Wow

Just read the thread all the way through in one sitting thanks for the info
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I'm sure there are even more ideas now due to the introduction of magic bands, new fastpasses and added attractions and dining places...
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