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I hope that button is worn with pride! Sounds like a lovely birthday!! TBD is one of our favorite narrators for the CP as well...this year I think we have a choice of either Whoopie Goldberg or Neil Patrick Harris...I think. We aren't doing the dinner and I don't know yet who is on what date, so it might be we will see whomever from the top of the hill.
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Mike - I am so excited for your "third time is a charm" trip!
Sending that all goes well this time. Your plans look wonderful so far!
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Great plans! I'm sure you will be wearing your Birthday button proudly. I would love to see the Ride of Shame!
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Excellent plans and I sure do hope you wear a Birthday Button!!!
Thanks Tara. Lucille has assured me I WILL have that Button on not only that dsy twice more at her discretion to make up for the other 2 trips

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I hope that button is worn with pride! Sounds like a lovely birthday!! TBD is one of our favorite narrators for the CP as well...this year I think we have a choice of either Whoopie Goldberg or Neil Patrick Harris...I think. We aren't doing the dinner and I don't know yet who is on what date, so it might be we will see whomever from the top of the hill.
Nana T I will wear it with pride. I earned it We considered running over from Lazy Days to get Lt. Dan but no dining packages were available . Without the dining option the wait is just too long for us besides we like Chefs De France
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Mike - I am so excited for your "third time is a charm" trip!
Sending that all goes well this time. Your plans look wonderful so far!
Thanks Donna I have been enjoying your TR The Plans They Are A Changing. Great catch with Remy BTW

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Great plans! I'm sure you will be wearing your Birthday button proudly. I would love to see the Ride of Shame!
The ride of Shame ends up on you tube within hours of it taking place I'll shoot you a PM once I see it.
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You guys got lucky. I am not sure we could get that lucky but I also remember Lisa and her Family by 3 in the afternoon being surrounded and harassed by groups of intoxicated people that leaving was the best option for them. Not exactly my idea of a fun day'
Not at all. We didn't see anything that bad, but to be honest, if it hadn't been for the rain, I can imagine it would have gone that way, as there were a lot of people drinking a lot even by the middle of the afternoon.
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DAY 5 CHRISTMAS DAY
Today is a totally down day. We figure the parks will all be standing room only till late in the evening so no sense in even trying. Once the Girls have been taken care of we will do up a nice breakfast for ourselves. Pancakes, eggs Bacon and sausage, Thank you Cracker Barrel for your mixes and Maple Syrup.
After Breakfast we will likely go to tour the Monorail Hotels and see how they are decorated for the holidays, We'll take our time an just enjoy the offerings wandering around and exploring. Dinner will be at Trails End as they offer a dinner closer to what we would make here at home. We are still waiting for the December movie schedule to come out and if we like what we see we will likely go back to the Chip and Dale Campfire Sing Along and Movie. We may try to hit MK late in the evening depending on what we hear from those returning to Fort W and the hours of operation.
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We are hoping that today and tomorrow will see a drop in crowd levels and EPCOT will be reasonable. We are hoping to go there and dedicate our touring to WS. The plans is to check out how each of the nations has been decorated and the specialty shows. As for dining we plan to sample from the food kiosks as we go.
If this proves to be un-doable due to at capacity crowd levels then we will likely either head for Disney Springs for their decorations.
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Definitely a good plan for Christmas Day - I'm sure you're right and it will be standing room only in the parks all day!
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Your plans for Christmas Day sound wonderful! I would not want to fight the crowds on that day to be sure!
Yay Cracker Barrel mixes and syrups! We love CB and it's our Disney drive must do!

Oh, please, send the link to me as well, I would dearly love to see the Ride of Shame! Sounds like great fun!
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Your plans for birthday and the Holiday sound reasonable and just perfect.



The ride of shame...tell me more about what happens with CMs if they catch you? I didn't quite follow what you said.



Seeing the RV loop in it's holiday finery is a WDW bucket list of mine. I arrive on Jan 10th, so not much chance this year, I figure, though there may be a few hold outs, right?
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Definitely a good plan for Christmas Day - I'm sure you're right and it will be standing room only in the parks all day!
We based it on past crowds and experiences related by others. How much fun would it be when you can't even walk down Main Street USA and enjoy the decorations. Better off spending the touring the hotels to enjoy them.
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Wonderful way to spend Christmas Day!
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Your plans for Christmas Day sound wonderful! I would not want to fight the crowds on that day to be sure!
Yay Cracker Barrel mixes and syrups! We love CB and it's our Disney drive must do!

Oh, please, send the link to me as well, I would dearly love to see the Ride of Shame! Sounds like great fun!
NanaT have you on the PM list for once I know someone has posted it. CB is a must for us as well. In 2011 on the way down we stopped to eat at one off exit 49 in NC and have made it a point to stop there ever since. I even had a long distance haul from De. to SC. and stopped there on the way back. Their Pancake and Syrup is perfect on the road pick up for traditional camping breakfast.

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The ride of shame...tell me more about what happens with CMs if they catch you? I didn't quite follow what you said.



Seeing the RV loop in it's holiday finery is a WDW bucket list of mine. I arrive on Jan 10th, so not much chance this year, I figure, though there may be a few hold outs, right?
KimmyAnn I suspect you will just miss them as they tend to pull prior to race weekend .
The Ride of Shame. Okay. This is a Fort Wilderness Specific Activity as it is the only resort that rents and allows personal Golf Carts. It does take place at other times of the year notably 4th of July, Halloween, and Thanksgiving in addition to Christmas. Due to the added time and expense Disney incurred cleaning and prepping their GC's for the next guest the instituted a policy forbidding people from adorning them, Originally this only applied to DISNEY owned GC's, privately owned and those from outside vendors were not affected. People being people soon began to complain about this ie "How come they can do it and I can't?". Those rrnting carts fro DISNEY began to once again ignore the rule and began decorating the carts again. In short order DISNEY soon developed a new policy banning the Decorating of ALL GC's on property. In order to enforce this rules they have authorized a select number CM's to cite violators of the policy. While they as a rule only go after the most flagrant violators even the slightest stepping over the line is apt to get you a summons. While initially the Reedy Creek Justice of the Peace's office was glad for the fines they were collecting they were soon being overrun when people started to hire lawyers and fight it . Long story short the court decided that, as this is a DISNEY policy violation DISNEY was told to handle it by the court.
The decision was made to have the violators ride through the CAMPGROUND enmass as a display to other campers DISNEY will not tolerate this sort of tomfoolery. So on select holidays the enforcers are deployed to select locations in Fort Wilderness and summonses are issued. Then on the predetermined date all those so cited are required to assemble be a part of the RIDE of SHAME.
The culmination is all carts are lined up near Pioneer Hall and the 3 worst violators in a variety of categories are announced and their punishment meted out.
This policy is likely to change in the near future as DISNEY has learned that withing the camping community participation in one or more of these events has become Badge of Honor. Great awe and reverence is bestowed on those who have Achieved the Grand Slam and been in all 4 or at least so I am told
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This policy is likely to change in the near future as DISNEY has learned that withing the camping community participation in one or more of these events has become Badge of Honor. Great awe and reverence is bestowed on those who have Achieved the Grand Slam and been in all 4 or at least so I am told
Well, I'm not surprised - I'd see it as a badge of honour too!
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I googled it and founds some amazing pictures! Oh my stars, they certainly are fantastic to see and I bet even better live! How fun!!
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