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Old 05-06-2018, 03:11 PM   #91
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Sounds like a good idea with the donation. I guess it may make you feel less guilty after all.
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What a great idea for a donation and I am sure it will be very welcomed.
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Love the donation idea, and now I'm wanting to do something similar!
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What a great idea to donate to charity! All of us who can afford to splurge on dining at Disney are so lucky, and thatís such a great idea to make a donation!


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Glad to share the idea, as it may prompt others to do something similar!
I agree that those of us who can afford to spend time and money at Disney are so lucky! It just makes sense to share with others.
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Plans look great...I'm so looking forward to your trip.
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