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    What weird things do you do before a trip?



    Name something you do to get ready for a Disney vacation that "regular" people would find weird.

    I check the weather in Orlando every day, starting with Accuweather's 15-day forecast.

    Okay, I realize the 15-day forecast is totally inaccurate and by the time it gets down to 2 days, it's usually completely different.

    But I can't help checking it every day. And adjusting my packing plans. Obsessively.


      
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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    The kids and I make a paper chain with the countdown to the day we leave. On each one we write something about WDW whether it be a place, food, or ride. Everyday when we pull one off we talk about it all day.


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    I get on ebay and start buying trading pins to take with us. Problem is I usually like 1/3 of what I buy so I end up keeping those and never using them to trade!


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by my2boys View Post
    The kids and I make a paper chain with the countdown to the day we leave. On each one we write something about WDW whether it be a place, food, or ride. Everyday when we pull one off we talk about it all day.

    What a totally adorable idea!!! Very creative.


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice View Post
    I check the weather in Orlando every day, starting with Accuweather's 15-day forecast.

    Okay, I realize the 15-day forecast is totally inaccurate and by the time it gets down to 2 days, it's usually completely different.

    But I can't help checking it every day. And adjusting my packing plans. Obsessively.


    Alice, I thought I was the only one... I have been checking it for about a week now! that's too funny....


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    I'm another one that checks the weather incessantly!

    I also spend every breathing minute thinking about our trip.

    In short, I become more of an obsessive nerd than I am now.


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winkster View Post
    I'm another one that checks the weather incessantly!

    I also spend every breathing minute thinking about our trip.

    In short, I become more of an obsessive nerd than I am now.

    The other day, my BF pointed out that I had been talking about WDW for our entire 40-minute drive. LOL


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    Alice I don't know how you do it. If I lived in the same state at WDW I wouldn't know what to do with myself. I wouldn't be able to hold down a job. I think most people think I am crazy... it is all I can think about.


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    I go to the WDW website every day starting a few days before we leave. I look at pictures of the resort and recheck (and recheck and recheck) to see if what I've booked will work out. I know it doesn't change daily but I can't help myself.


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    i did the same thing with the pins before our last trip, and kept quite a few myself as well


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    Put me down as another 15 day weather forecast guy. I'm thrilled one day, and then depressed the next as the forecast changes unbelieveably every day. I also go over the packing and to do lists obsessively over the last couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herdman View Post
    Put me down as another 15 day weather forecast guy. I'm thrilled one day, and then depressed the next as the forecast changes unbelieveably every day. I also go over the packing and to do lists obsessively over the last couple weeks.

    Mike

    LOL!!! This is too funny. I'm so happy I'm not the only psycho-Disney-weather-checker out there!!


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?

    I make the paper chain. I talk and talk about the trip. I will also write everything I want to do down (a few times, I keep a notebook).






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    Just did my daily weather-check and it seems now they're saying the temperature during my stay will be 15 degrees warmer than they said it would be yesterday!! That changes everything! LOL

    I'm on a weather roller coaster!


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    Re: What weird things do you do before a trip?



    last time we went, we made a countdown calender (kinda like a advent calender) for my daughter, she put a sticker on it every day so she knew she was getting closer

    we will for sure do that again

    i don't start checking weather until about 4 days before, so it is kinda accurate


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