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Jun 23, 2013 9:54 AM  WDW Talk Land
SUPER excited!! We are booking a trip to WDW Sept 3-7!! Kids have NO idea yet, and we are also flying! This will be their first time in an airplane!! Any helpful hints or suggestions as far as flying, magical express, first week on September things going on at WDW?? Omg, I am giddy!!!

Have a magical time! Sounds like all the kids will be super excited!! - Tinkerbell1265  441.1 #13 5:10PM
Thanks, I hope so! - ncjal  202.4 #33 5:16PM
We will be staying at Pop too. Also another first!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 9:55AM
Yay!! We LOVE pop!!! - brittandkell  348.1 #582 12:28PM
Oh, also free dining hints and tips would be GREAT, thanks! - ncjal  202.4 #33 10:03AM
Yay, I'm super excited for you, can't give ya too much advice though , we haven't used magical express or gone in sept, but as for the plane bring activities , we told my niece it was like a ride and she was super excited for that , my last trip my MIL came with us and she stayed at pop, it was really cute, she said the buses ran great and she stayed in the 60s section and was a floor up from the pool and not far from the main building, so maybe you can put a request for that area , happy planning:) - tracsant  913.3 #2 10:05AM
Thanks so much! We put a request in for a "preferred room" so I don't know what section that will put us in. I am just so excited to surprise the kids! They will miss some time from school, but they will be ok! - ncjal  202.4 #33 10:08AM
Our last trip, we had a preferred room at Pop. We were in the 70s bldg. It was great! Super excited for you. We will be flying and using the ME for the first time in Dec. - poohbr1205  20.9 #147 10:27AM
Thanks! I am so excited! - ncjal  202.4 #33 11:07AM
So happy for you! September is great! We will miss each other though. We leave on the 1st. Are you staying at pops! How old are your kids - mmddgp  376.3 #18 10:46AM
My kids are 14 and 11 - ncjal  202.4 #33 10:49AM
Your kids will be fine on the plane ride. That's a quick trip, are your first and last days full days? You will love pops. It's also great taking the magical express. Last year our flight was early so our bags were set up with the special ME tags, we checked into hotel and went straight to Epcot to spend the day. When we got back to hotel our bags were in the room waiting for us. Great ages if you want to park hop. We haven't hopped in years. We pick a park an stay in it the entire day. We book our dinning in that park for the day or if it is AK we may book t-Rex down town later in the day. Happy planning! - mmddgp  376.3 #18 1:49PM
1st and last days will be travel and park days. The flight is only 1.5 hours. - ncjal  202.4 #33 3:42PM
Ugh i remember my first plane ride couple years ago first time on a plane and I jumped out. Literally. - Hendizl  2393.4 #43 11:00AM
Wait....WHAAT? - ncjal  202.4 #33 11:06AM
We will be there. I know there is some event going on. Hubby and I are trying to figure out what day and park so we can go to a diff park for less crowds. And we have a youth convention at our resort, Coronado springs. But can't wait to go cuz Coronado springs is always peaceful. - TinkTinkTink  190.0 #37 11:02AM
How do you find out happenings!? - ncjal  202.4 #33 11:10AM
Ill have to check with my hubby on what the website is, cuz it has refurb list too. Jungle cruise is closes while we are there :/ - TinkTinkTink  190.0 #37 3:33PM
OH NO! Not Jungle Cruise?? I LOVE that one!! :-( - ncjal  202.4 #33 3:37PM
I'd love to know a website that tells conventions,etc...we went early in feb thinking it wouldn't be crowded but cheerleader nationals were the same time as our visit :( Had we known that we would've changed our dates! - brittandkell  348.1 #582 5:23PM
Yay!!!! Im so happy for you :)) - Hbrunelli  103.4 #59 11:33AM
Thank you Hugo! I am so happy!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 11:46AM
Nicole - I'm so excited for you. As far as special events, like the Flower and Garden Festival type of events, there are none in the first part of September. The pro to this is that it's also not busy. If you have time do something extra like mini-golf. You could also do the Pirates League, kids of all ages seem to enjoy, from what I've witnessed. - DizneyGirl  549.4 #9 12:06PM
I am actually looking forward to going in a NOT busy time!! We have only ever gone during Spring Break. - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:09PM
OMG - I've been both times. September will be so awesome for you!! - DizneyGirl  549.4 #9 12:51PM
That's great news!! - mrsincredible  769.6 #6 12:22PM
I know right?? YIPPEE!!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:42PM
Make sure you book your magical express 60 days in advance so they will send you luggage tags and they will get your luggage from the baggage claim and deliver it to your room! I didn't know this the first time we went and we missed the 60 day window and had to get our own luggage. Not a huge deal but hey if they're goi g to get it and deliver it...ill gladly let them :) - brittandkell  348.1 #582 12:31PM
That is GREAT advice, THANK YOU!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:42PM
Yippee! Wonderful news!! - disneycm  531.9 #10 12:33PM
Thanks! - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:42PM
That's so awesome! Yay! - goofygal  6139.5 #11 12:47PM
Thanks! I am so excited! - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:59PM
Preferred room at pop is awesome! Less Walking!!! And you are close to the food court! Hmm, did u get a Dining Plan? Well, better make reservation now :) - otilegna  1749.3 #66 12:48PM
Yes, free dining!! Sweet! - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:58PM
Ohhhh lucky!!! Hope you will have fun! Just post pics :) - otilegna  1749.3 #66 4:34PM
OF COURSE!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 6:00PM
Not sure of ages of kids. But when mind were younger. I always made each child a plane backpack. Went to dollar store and loaded backpack with color books crayons fun small keep busy toys and also added few small snacks. These bags were given to the kids just as we walked into airport. So not only did the items keep them busy. But finding out what surprises were in bag also kept them busy. I am sure you will have magical trip - azcupcake  58.5 #4045 12:49PM
Great idea, thanks! - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:59PM
Plane ride might be scary or fun for1st timers (mine was fun, 16hrs direct flight from manila to sf). I wasntable to sleep though... Hmmm, bring some movies to your phone / tablet. - otilegna  1749.3 #66 12:50PM
Shouldn't be too bad, only about an hour and a half long flight. - ncjal  202.4 #33 12:59PM
Oh my goodness....that's great nicole!!! September is a WONDERFUL time to go....and you're staying at Pop? How cool! You'll have a great time. Just confirm with magical express in advance. Once u get on that line for magical express in the airport, that magical feeling starts....it's such a great feeling!! 😊 We surprised my brother when he was little by announcing on the plane right before we landed where we were going...he was definitely in shock! Lol....very happy for u nicole!!! Enjoy😊 - mickeynme  151.0 #50 1:38PM
I clicked the "thank you" button by accident....grrr...lol...but thank you for sharing nonetheless nicole!! Lol😊 - mickeynme  151.0 #50 1:40PM
I hope we can pull off the surprise!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 3:38PM
Good luck!! Kids are often smarter than us adults..lol....but i'm sure it'll work out😊 - mickeynme  151.0 #50 6:49PM
That's awesome news nicole. Take activities for the plane if you have a portable DVD player that's a great thing to have. Lots of gum and ear plugs. My jalon ( baby ) slept last year. Well see thus year. Never Been in sept no advice. I'm sure it will be fun - 5disneylovers  775.5 #5 1:41PM
Gum....GOOD idea! Thanks!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 3:39PM
Magical express is great. Put your tags on your suitcase when they arrive. Last year we could not find ours ( ha ha ) needless to say our luggage was lost and the resort bought us baby clothes formula until they found it. So from now on that's what we will be doing. - 5disneylovers  775.5 #5 1:43PM
Oh no....don't scare me about lost luggage....I am always worried about that!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 3:39PM
Congrats!! That's so wonderful!! Everyone else already gave such great advice. I just wanted to tell you I'm happy for you!! - BagGal  221.4 #31 1:55PM
Thanks, I am really super excited, I don't know how I won't slip on the surprise!! - ncjal  202.4 #33 3:39PM
Yay!! Congrats on the up coming trip!!! I have never stayed there..but from what everybody says its great...you will have a wonderful time!!!! - dxcmama  232.2 #29 4:02PM
Thank you! We stayed off site once, and All Star Sports last time. Thought we would change it again and try Pop because so many people have said good things about it. - ncjal  202.4 #33 4:10PM
Very exciting! We usually go in Sept because it is not crowded at all, even on Labor Day weekend. It is still very hot and may rain for a short time so bring a pancho or umbrella just in case. Magical Express is so nice and you don't have to mess with getting your bags from bag claim on most airlines. We pack important things in our carry on bags because your luggage won't get to the resort for a few hours, so keep anything you will need when you first arrive at the resort with you. The day you check out of the resort you can visit the airline check in desk and they will print your boarding passes and take your bags to the airport. Have a wonderful time at WDW! - Andrea84  627.0 #7 4:07PM
Good idea packing important items in the carry on bags! - ncjal  202.4 #33 4:11PM
Exciting! Have fun planning your trip. - jacdanfan  6245.2 #10 5:00PM
Thanks! - ncjal  202.4 #33 5:16PM
So exciting! Have a blast! Our daughter flew for the first time 2 years ago and did fine. She was 6 at the time and I think the excitement of the trip overcame the fear of the plane. We did take gum for the ear popping. - girlonfire  52.6 #89 5:15PM
I am sure they will also be so excited it will take over the nervousness! - ncjal  202.4 #33 5:17PM
Buying enough gum for the return flight is a must since Disney and the airport don't sell them. We always need to chew on gum when the plane ascends and lands. - nanay2jdr  28.1 #123 6:40PM
That's great!! Happy planningπŸ˜ƒ - Schramke  411.0 #15 9:01PM

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