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Cinderelley
04-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Tom Petty had it right.

17 days 4 hours 45 mins and 40 seconds. . .

What do you guys do to pass the time besides stare at the My Disney Experience website?

tinxmom
04-22-2015, 12:35 PM
We have always (since kids were very little and even know that they are HS and beyond) made a paper chain (strips of construction paper looped together) and we put as many loops as days until Disney. Every morning we cut off a loop. So exciting as the chain gets smaller and smaller. and then its the day we leave!!!

Goofeygal
04-22-2015, 12:52 PM
I love the chain idea.

KylesMom
04-22-2015, 01:25 PM
Look at photos of vacations past, knowing it is going to be yet another glorious trip!

Oh - and checking/re-checking my lists to make certain we don't forget anything! LOL :mickey:

Cinderelley
04-22-2015, 01:45 PM
We have always (since kids were very little and even know that they are HS and beyond) made a paper chain (strips of construction paper looped together) and we put as many loops as days until Disney. Every morning we cut off a loop. So exciting as the chain gets smaller and smaller. and then its the day we leave!!!

Oh I could do that starting at the 14 day mark. ( would seem weird to randomly start it now.) I work nights and Matt and I usually talk in the morning when I get off. We could cut one each morning when we talk.

Cinderelley
04-22-2015, 01:46 PM
Look at photos of vacations past, knowing it is going to be yet another glorious trip!

Oh - and checking/re-checking my lists to make certain we don't forget anything! LOL :mickey:

I'm a travel nurse, so I don't have much. It is so much easier to travel light. What kinds of things do you have on your list?

Cinderelley
04-22-2015, 01:46 PM
Maybe I could start packing - a little bit each day.

Cinderelley
04-22-2015, 03:45 PM
I ordered some trading pins off of ebay. Now I can look for them in the mail every day.

PopPhan
04-22-2015, 04:57 PM
I feel for you.

7 days, 15 hours (+/- 10 minutes) until takeoff and I have my MagicBands and my travel packet from Magical Journeys (Thanks, Denise!!)

Pulling things, a little at a time, to pack up, and seeing what I want to drag down with me. Just picked up some el-cheapo ponchos to keep in my pocket in case it rains (This IS Florida in May we're talking about!!!!)

Making a list of things that go in the bag last minute, so I can check them of before I close it up.

Driving everyone I work with nuts talking about going on vacation...and where!! :D


Yeah.....This is the tough part!

Cinderelley
04-22-2015, 05:12 PM
hmm, ponchos. Maybe I should get a couple of those.

Cinderelley
04-22-2015, 05:23 PM
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7 days, 15 hours (+/- 10 minutes) until takeoff

I have my timer set for when I land at MCO. Maybe I should change it to takeoff. Then it will seem like the time went by faster. :P

mymickeymouse
04-23-2015, 12:59 AM
12 days!!woohoo!:cool:

azcavalier
04-23-2015, 10:51 AM
What do you guys do to pass the time besides stare at the My Disney Experience website?

I stare at Intercot instead, throwing out my $.02 on any thread I can.

You can always tell when my family is getting ready to go to WDW, because i'm way more active on Intercot in the weeks leading up to a trip.

8 days, 8 minutes!

Cinderelley
04-23-2015, 04:56 PM
Today I realized that I didn't account for the time change. Fixing that takes two hours off my countdown :P

DANAM
04-26-2015, 12:39 AM
I stare at Intercot instead, throwing out my $.02 on any thread I can.

You can always tell when my family is getting ready to go to WDW, because i'm way more active on Intercot in the weeks leading up to a trip.

8 days, 8 minutes!

Lol me too!!! I start getting stuff together at the 45 day mark. I start packing about 2 weeks out.


27 days 12 hours

Christine
04-26-2015, 09:57 PM
I stare at Intercot instead, throwing out my $.02 on any thread I can.



You can always tell when my family is getting ready to go to WDW, because i'm way more active on Intercot in the weeks leading up to a trip.



8 days, 8 minutes!


Awesome!

j2k
04-28-2015, 06:42 PM
It will not seem like it but the days will pass quickly and before you know it you will be there. :mickey:

If I made a paper chain now it would be over 730 links long :(

Our next trip won't be until summer 2017. :(

Have fun!! :thumbsup:

Cass&KenziesMom
04-28-2015, 07:20 PM
Waiting is the hardest part and I am super jealous of all of these short waits you have! 86 days left for me!

Cinderelley
04-28-2015, 07:45 PM
The good thing about the long waits, is that when we're all done with our trips and mourning over the fact that it's done, you guys will still be looking forward to yours. ;)

Cinderelley
04-28-2015, 08:20 PM
My trading pins came in. :D

MstngDrvnDsnyLvr
04-29-2015, 11:48 AM
I feel your pain - 47 days until we are IN one of the parks. 46 days until we drive down part of the way. and 44 days until my youngest son graduates from HS.

PopPhan
04-29-2015, 12:58 PM
Down to 19 hours and sitting at work, daydreaming......Got my Southwest boarding passes this morning and just need to pack the 'last minute' things...

One....More....Sleep!!!

Cinderelley
04-29-2015, 01:17 PM
Down to 19 hours and sitting at work, daydreaming......Got my Southwest boarding passes this morning and just need to pack the 'last minute' things...

One....More....Sleep!!!

So excited for you!