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    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    I agree Jim, I just like to have water, etc. in my room and not have to run to the main building to get it (I drink a LOT of water when I'm there).  Convenience is nice, coffee in the room is even nicer!!  If i visited as often as OH/NH, I would definitely bring lunch, drinks, snacks like they do.  It gets expensive really fast! I do love my discounts though....love a bargain!
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    flounder1959 reacted to pittsburgh_jim in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    I guess I'm the opposite.  I'll save throughout the year and then not have to worry about the money I spend at WDW.  My feeling is that I'm on vacation and if I want something, I'll buy it.  
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from MizFiz in Happy Birthday Miz Fiz!   
    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Miz!  Here's to a year full of magical adventure and surprise
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from ryknow in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    I have water and breakfast/snacks delivered to the room. Always leave with a bottle of water in the morning.  Kids meals at quick service places are usually more than enough food (and healthier options)!  AP discounts too.  At SSS most times someone has tables in wonderland for 20% off, I really appreciate that!  Also use Disney gift cards bought at a discount to pay off room and folio bill before I leave.  Five percent is five percent!!
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from TiggerPiglet in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    With the renovated rooms, all rooms now should have coffeemakers.  At POP they have cusinart coffeemakers, and since All Stars are getting the same refurb, I would assume they will get the same.  I'm so thankful for morning coffee!!!
     
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from TiggerPiglet in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    I have water and breakfast/snacks delivered to the room. Always leave with a bottle of water in the morning.  Kids meals at quick service places are usually more than enough food (and healthier options)!  AP discounts too.  At SSS most times someone has tables in wonderland for 20% off, I really appreciate that!  Also use Disney gift cards bought at a discount to pay off room and folio bill before I leave.  Five percent is five percent!!
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    I have water and breakfast/snacks delivered to the room. Always leave with a bottle of water in the morning.  Kids meals at quick service places are usually more than enough food (and healthier options)!  AP discounts too.  At SSS most times someone has tables in wonderland for 20% off, I really appreciate that!  Also use Disney gift cards bought at a discount to pay off room and folio bill before I leave.  Five percent is five percent!!
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    With the renovated rooms, all rooms now should have coffeemakers.  At POP they have cusinart coffeemakers, and since All Stars are getting the same refurb, I would assume they will get the same.  I'm so thankful for morning coffee!!!
     
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from newharmony in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    With the renovated rooms, all rooms now should have coffeemakers.  At POP they have cusinart coffeemakers, and since All Stars are getting the same refurb, I would assume they will get the same.  I'm so thankful for morning coffee!!!
     
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from newharmony in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    I have water and breakfast/snacks delivered to the room. Always leave with a bottle of water in the morning.  Kids meals at quick service places are usually more than enough food (and healthier options)!  AP discounts too.  At SSS most times someone has tables in wonderland for 20% off, I really appreciate that!  Also use Disney gift cards bought at a discount to pay off room and folio bill before I leave.  Five percent is five percent!!
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    flounder1959 reacted to Albinotrout in I gotta be nuts!   
    For us DL is a lot cheaper. But for some reason we are enjoying wdw more. The second trip may end up being just the two of us.  Which would make it cheaper. 
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    flounder1959 reacted to Albinotrout in I gotta be nuts!   
    I have started the preliminary art planning for two trips to wdw in 2021. It’s gonna take all three years from now to pull this off financially. 1st trip will be in June for my daughter. 13 nights, 14 days. Pricing it out almost $9000 for three for that duration. Then add spending money, airfare, AP ticket upgrades (you can see where this is going). Then second trip will be in December. Hoping for Christmas week. Another $3000 to $4000 for 6 nights. Ok my wallet just fainted again. 
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    flounder1959 reacted to Waternoose in I gotta be nuts!   
    Magic isn't cheap  
    Honestly I don't know how we will pull off a lengthy trip now that all 5 of our family are considered adults 10 years old + ... it's quickly getting out of control!     From 2005-2014 we went every year and 2x a few of those years then missed 2015 then went 1x  2016 which was the first year our oldest turned 10.   I guess instead of those awesome 10 day vacations we will have to do 2 maybe 3 days and take advantage of coupons and budget eating to make it work or wait till we are empty nesters - Nahhhh we will probably just go in debt as we are planning on going as soon as star wars is ready to fly.
    Bob thanks us all!   (Trivia Reference from this past Thursday)
     
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    flounder1959 reacted to Kywildwolf76 in Live Streaming with a Phone: tutorial   
    I have my own youtube channel but its for gaming lol. so when we go we cant wait to use the youtube channels for EOE!
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    flounder1959 reacted to newharmony in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    Lots of Disney experts here...what do you do to SAVE money at WDW?  There are lots of ways to spend tons, but what do you do to save? 
    One thing we've done is started packing lunches!! I take a small, collapsible lunch bag and pack things like lunchables, fruit, cookies and use frozen bottles of water as ice (to drink later). Spending $30 or $35 for a counter-service lunch is unacceptable!! 
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    flounder1959 reacted to TiggerPiglet in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    We bring a brita water bottle and just refill it all day long to avoid paying for water.  You can ask any kiosk to fill it for you and they will   When we do counter service we tend to split a lot of meals to save money that way, a lot of the quick service meals are pretty big so easy to split.   I also have a Disney Visa card which I will use to rack up points. (always pay it off, don't want credit card debt )   Last trip in May I had $1200 since I missed out on the SSS trip due to Irma, it was a year and a half of getting points, was certainly more than I had ever racked up.  That paid for all our food  and we even got a shirt each.
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    flounder1959 reacted to wdwnut in October Photo of the Month - RESORTS   
    Clarification for Nov Character POTM...do you mean Disney Characters or EOE characters?   
    some other POTM suggestions...holiday photos, night time photo, fireworks, ride photos, F&G, parade photos and of course parks photos.  You can go on forever.
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in 2018 Donation Drive   
    I made one, will do another before the year is out.....who is next?  Let's support what we love, Eyesonears and Disney!!  Keep the magic going ºOº
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in Happy Birthday, Fizbain!   
    Wishing you the happiest of Birthdays Fiz!!  Have a magical celebration! Roadtrip5 
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    flounder1959 reacted to TiggerPiglet in 2018 Donation Drive   
    Did one about a month or so ago
     
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in 2018 Donation Drive   
    I made one, will do another before the year is out.....who is next?  Let's support what we love, Eyesonears and Disney!!  Keep the magic going ºOº
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    flounder1959 reacted to wdwnut in 2018 Donation Drive   
    Ok i've been slacking!  I will make one on pay day!  I do appreciate this site and all the streamers!!
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from wihumphrey in 2018 Donation Drive   
    I made one, will do another before the year is out.....who is next?  Let's support what we love, Eyesonears and Disney!!  Keep the magic going ºOº
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    flounder1959 reacted to wdwnut in January 2019 mini meet?   
    So who will be in Disney Jan 31 to February 5th?  Flounder and i will be there celebrating a birthday.  OH and NH will also be there.  Anyone else?
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    flounder1959 reacted to Albinotrout in Looking at webcams   
    Neat little camera. Showed up on the doorstep yesterday. The 15’ cable is by monoprice and works nicely. I found the small gear bag from Cabela’s is perfect to carry all the gear in too. 
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