9.2 #11591 (DL Qual #5425

Nov 20, 2011 7:12 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Awhile back, I was posting about the sad story of my niece and nephew's parents stomping on their dreams of ever going to Disneyland. I had saved up the money before, and the kids were getting really excited. Then their parents decided they couldn't go, and we had to use the money for fixing the car. The kids were crushed and it made me feel awful. To make things worse, they started telling them My wife and I were never going to keep our promise, and that we were untrustworthy. We've worked extra hard, I've put in overtime, between school and work to make this work. Their parents are saying that they are thinking about it, and its starting to sound like a yes. But they are refusing to chip in at all, and they told the kids about our plan and how they think we're not going to make it happen again... I just needed to vent a little, I'm doing the best I can to make this work and they just like making things hard on me it seems. It just feels like they are punishing me for trying to make them happy, and I'm feeling the pressure to make this work so I don't disappoint them again. ((Edit: It sounds like I'm asking for a hand out, and that is not what I'm asking. Just wanted to make that clear, I appreciate all the support ^^))

Reading Rainbow - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 7:18PM
You can do anything...take a look....it's in a book... - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 9:15PM
start from the beginning Kiss! Butterfly in the sky🎡 - toph  2418.2 #60 9:29AM
Great news! their parents said yes and we are going to come in January if everything goes according to plan! Thanks for the encouragement and keep your fingers crossed for me! - grimghost  9.2 #11591 9:03PM
Congrats! Happy news!! - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #25 9:06PM
Very good news! Hope everything works out and all of you have a magical vacation! - Duchess73  340.9 #702 9:10PM
Sending you best wishes!!! - Madimay  177.3 #2286 8:06PM
you can do it!! dont let them get to you and just keep saving the $$ like you are now and it WILL happen. - SpazzD  92.2 #3709 8:20PM
Are you Canadian? Make sure you buy your park tickets from Flight Centre if you are. It's a great deal. Also, if you book Allegiant make sure you have trip insurance. I had to forfeit my flight on Sunday night because of the flooding and they won't help you at all. - Missshelly  698.3 #277 9:07PM
I had the same thought, this allegiant sounds shady. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 9:34PM
Listen to her. ☺ - DuffysJuju  628.4 #323 9:37PM
allegiant is legit, I have flown with them before with no problems, thanks for the concern though! - grimghost  9.2 #11591 9:26AM
She is VERY wise!! Insurance insurance insurance! You never know what could happen. Former travel agent here. Couple extra bucks=saves lots of headache - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 8:48AM
Grimghost, if you let me know exactly when you're going, I will give you a free photo-session so the kids can have some nice pics to take home with them. Come to my Facebook page and drop me a line if you want to take me up on it.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Magical-Memories-Photography/151040008302146 - BrattyMickey  191.2 #2099 9:21PM
That is so nice of you to offer! =) - MousekaNinja  422.4 #524 11:11PM
that is so sweet of you, I will definetly be in contact with you soon. The generosity here blows my mind! - grimghost  9.2 #11591 9:27AM
Grimghost I wish you the best disney trip ever! What you are doing will probably have a lifelong affect on these kids. I'm sure they will remember the trip and always be gracious to you for it. @disneypix that is a very nice gesture your offering :) - stevesdisneyprincess  142.2 #2847 9:39PM
Have a sit down with dates picked with all of them including the kids and book it right there in front of them!!!!! :) good luck I hope it works out this time!! Keeps us posted.. Sending fairy dust your way! - DLfan4life  10.4 #10729 7:17PM
Take them! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 7:17PM
I remember your story because it made me really mad. Sounds like you are trying to make it happen. Hang in there. - Dizkid  457.8 #474 7:18PM
I remember ur story :( well I really hope they let u take the kids after all...Good Luck :) - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 7:25PM
My suggestion would be to not bring it up again until you have all the money to pay for the trip...also rather than putting cash aside put the money on a Disney gift card..you can use the gift card to pay for your trip..you can load them up with I believe it is $1500 then you can't use it for anything but Disney...less tempting at least and make the Magic come true...saving on the gift cards works for me cause then what is left on the cards I use in the restaurants or gift shops but good luck - yellowtonka  244.7 #1419 7:32PM
That's a great idea! - BubbaLoo  870.6 #214 7:36PM
I shall definitely keep that in mind for spending money when we get there. Pity can't use that gift card to book through allegiant air though lol - grimghost  9.2 #11591 7:41PM
We saved up a lot of our spending $$ by buying gift cards. If you buy them at Safeway, you can also earn 4 times the rewards points to get $$ off your gas bar purchases! I figure we saved at least $75 on gas after buying about $600 in gift cards! Good luck with your planning! - AbbyDLfriend  233.2 #1565 8:37PM
That's a great idea! - BubbaLoo  870.6 #214 7:36PM
I shall definitely keep that in mind for spending money when we get there. Pity can't use that gift card to book through allegiant air though lol - grimghost  9.2 #11591 7:41PM
I remember your story. Are their parents your brother or sister? I would have a serious talk with them it sounds like the way they are handling things is just not right! Keep the faith and keep saving I hope it all falls into place for you guys! - mrssumr  70.4 #4146 7:52PM
My wifes brother, and the whole family tries to talk to them, and they never listen unfortunately. thanks i hope things fall into place too. - grimghost  9.2 #11591 7:55PM
My wifes brother, and the whole family tries to talk to them, and they never listen unfortunately. thanks i hope things fall into place too. - grimghost  9.2 #11591 7:55PM
I remember your story too! Good luck with it and hope all goes well. - no1goof  248.3 #1377 8:07PM
I remember you! I was actually wondering how your quest is going. Hang in there...it will happen someday! - Gia  802.0 #231 8:19PM
We saved up a lot of our spending $$ by buying gift cards. If you buy them at Safeway, you can also earn 4 times the rewards points to get $$ off your gas bar purchases! I figure we saved at least $75 on gas after buying about $600 in gift cards! Good luck with your planning! - AbbyDLfriend  233.2 #1565 8:37PM
Just remember if you can dream it, you can do it!! Every year I wonder if we will make our trip happen and each time it all works out in the end. :-) - MinnieBuccs  173.1 #2354 9:27PM
If u r a Costco member u can book ether just a down payment and make payments like layaway. Just needs to be paid in full 30 days in advance. I also agree with buying Disney gift cards and even a gas gift card to ensure you can go. Also pre pay a hotel using kayak website. - tenilleg  201.2 #1978 9:33PM
forgot about costco i shall check it out - grimghost  9.2 #11591 1:02PM
forgot about costco i shall check it out - grimghost  9.2 #11591 1:02PM
They sound insecure and jealous... Just ignore them and don't let their unhappiness spread to you! - Normstar  97.6 #3631 1:07PM
I was also thinking about you the other day and wondering how things were going for you... Hope everything works out, it is touching to hear how dedicated you are to your family... Wishing you the best...
- Duchess73  340.9 #702 8:03PM
Congrats! Happy news!! - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #25 9:06PM
Very good news! Hope everything works out and all of you have a magical vacation! - Duchess73  340.9 #702 9:10PM
You can do anything...take a look....it's in a book... - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 9:15PM
I had the same thought, this allegiant sounds shady. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 9:34PM
Listen to her. ☺ - DuffysJuju  628.4 #323 9:37PM
That is so nice of you to offer! =) - MousekaNinja  422.4 #524 11:11PM
allegiant is legit, I have flown with them before with no problems, thanks for the concern though! - grimghost  9.2 #11591 9:26AM
that is so sweet of you, I will definetly be in contact with you soon. The generosity here blows my mind! - grimghost  9.2 #11591 9:27AM
start from the beginning Kiss! Butterfly in the sky🎡 - toph  2418.2 #60 9:29AM
It makes me happy that they said yes....Have fun!! - MeAndMy3Girls  183.3 #2210 9:31AM
Finally got all the money I needed together, I even sold my laptop on Craigslist to get the last amount to book, I log on today, and now I'm $500 short, prices doubled. I think I may cry out of frustration.
- grimghost  9.2 #11591 8:43AM
The closer is gets the more it goes up - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 8:51AM
Don't give up! It's times like these that will make your Disney trip that much more memorable:) - djbreakdown  573.2 #353 8:51AM
Book elsewhere :) - misschurro  6361.5 #17 8:56AM
:-( - PrincessDuckie  904.9 #202 8:57AM
It's a bummer, and I wish the parents hadn't told the kids about the trip before I actually got to book it. I was going to keep it a secret until it was all official. *sigh* - grimghost  9.2 #11591 10:47AM
She is VERY wise!! Insurance insurance insurance! You never know what could happen. Former travel agent here. Couple extra bucks=saves lots of headache - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 8:48AM
The closer is gets the more it goes up - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 8:51AM
Don't give up! It's times like these that will make your Disney trip that much more memorable:) - djbreakdown  573.2 #353 8:51AM
Guess what? You guys can't afford this trip yet. Priorities people. - WeMetAtDisneyLand  41.9 #5127 8:54AM
I'm thinking SAVE up. When you have all the $$ you need then bring it back up. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 9:04AM
Book elsewhere :) - misschurro  6361.5 #17 8:56AM
:-( - PrincessDuckie  904.9 #202 8:57AM
I'm wishing u the best of luck! ✨✨ don't give up! When you do go all your hard work will pay off and it will be extra magical! - MikaDreamsEverythingDisney  249.1 #1364 8:58AM
Much appreciated, thanks ;D - grimghost  9.2 #11591 10:45AM
I'm thinking SAVE up. When you have all the $$ you need then bring it back up. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 9:04AM
If you are selling your personal Belongings to prove your family members wrong than I think that's a pretty big sign that now isn't the time. Keep focused and work hard and you'll enjoy it more without the stress. Took us five years of hardship And faith and hard work but we got our AP 's again and are enjoying it. My trips To the park are my reward. I could've Pawned my guitars but who can enjoy a trip to Disneyland knowing they are too broke to be there? - WeMetAtDisneyLand  41.9 #5127 9:06AM
Much appreciated, thanks ;D - grimghost  9.2 #11591 10:45AM
It's a bummer, and I wish the parents hadn't told the kids about the trip before I actually got to book it. I was going to keep it a secret until it was all official. *sigh* - grimghost  9.2 #11591 10:47AM
Well I appreciate all the sentiments, and I'm sure my posts are getting really annoying and aggravating lol So this will be the last you hear about this from me, since it's not right for me to use the lounge to whine, especially with all the trolls and arguments going around here lately.Β  thanks again everyone for making me feel better. :D - grimghost  9.2 #11591 10:51AM
Certainly :) We are so glad to hear that you are able to take the kids. Great story to share to remind us all what matters. - Alicewhoareyou  2550.5 #53 10:53AM
Certainly :) We are so glad to hear that you are able to take the kids. Great story to share to remind us all what matters. - Alicewhoareyou  2550.5 #53 10:53AM

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