"When I went it was all lights, and music, and Mickey doin' his magic." — Aug. '18 Disneyversary TR

pkondz

. . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
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BJ's Wholesale Club. It's like another Costco/Sam's Club type wholesale store. I don't think it exists in Canada?? I don't have a membership, but I've heard the online memberships are inexpensive. I do have a Sam's Club membership for now because there's one in a city we often visit in Maine and it paid for itself when I bought all my Disney gift cards there to pay for our August trip. But most of our wholesaling happens at Costco.
Oh, okay. :)
Thought it was something up here where I could get GCs.
My heart sank a little, and I felt a little sick, not gonna lie. It took some time to save for it, and I'd barely even broken it in. But I felt a little better when I checked that it was still working.
Totally get that. You want that "new car smell" to last a while.
 

piglet1979

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Mar 18, 2015
As an adult who has only vomited once in the last 15 years, despite having a neurological condition that causes nausea, I can definitely relate. I've been this way as long as I can remember. The thought of actually vomiting is very frightening to me. I don't know that we will ever have kids, but if we did, Nathan would definitely be the designated puke handler. He also has a bit more of a comforting/nurturing type of personality than I think I would for these types of situations, so I think it would work out well in the end.
It has been about 19 years for me. I didn't even get sick when I was pregnant with either of the kids. I will force myself to not get sick which I think is why when I do get the stomach bug I am sick much longer then most people. DH handled the puke and I handled the dirty diapers. We are a good pair.

Fun! Yeah, it's kind of addictive. The first time we started playing was shortly after the game came out, and I tired of it before too long. But when we started again more recently, there are things they'd added in that are kinda neat, and now my husband and I are kind of competitive with each other about it, who's the higher level, who has what pokemon, etc., and it keeps it interesting for us :) Disney is a great spot for it when you're waiting for things!
It is. I am trying to just fill my pokedex. Disney is a great place for it but we haven't been there yet since we started playing. We used to play a game called ingress before Pokemon and it was made by the same people. In that game you submit photos to be approved for portals. The people who made the games then took these portal locations to be pokestops and gyms. We used to play ingress at Disney while in lines.
 

disneyAndi14

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Jan 1, 2014
I really enjoyed reading about your MNSSHP day and night!
I love the costumes!
I’m glad you got to meet the Queen of Hearts and all the other characters from Alice.
The pictures are all wonderful.
I really love the Boo to you parade and we always watch from Frontier Land. It is spooky over there and it is always a plus when the Cadaver Dans sing as you are waiting.
I have to say I am partial to Hallowishes vs the new light/fireworks.
 
  • MeghanEmily

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    It has been about 19 years for me. I didn't even get sick when I was pregnant with either of the kids. I will force myself to not get sick which I think is why when I do get the stomach bug I am sick much longer then most people. DH handled the puke and I handled the dirty diapers. We are a good pair.
    You balance each other out! I'm with you there. I work very hard to force my body not to get sick. I've heard it said that emetophobes tend to have an excellent "continence" for not throwing up :lmao:

    It is. I am trying to just fill my pokedex. Disney is a great place for it but we haven't been there yet since we started playing. We used to play a game called ingress before Pokemon and it was made by the same people. In that game you submit photos to be approved for portals. The people who made the games then took these portal locations to be pokestops and gyms. We used to play ingress at Disney while in lines.
    Neat! I've heard of that game. Nathan explained to me about it when Pokemon go was first developed. But I'd never played it!
     

    MeghanEmily

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    Totally get that. You want that "new car smell" to last a while.
    Exactly!

    I really enjoyed reading about your MNSSHP day and night!
    I love the costumes!
    I’m glad you got to meet the Queen of Hearts and all the other characters from Alice.
    The pictures are all wonderful.
    I really love the Boo to you parade and we always watch from Frontier Land. It is spooky over there and it is always a plus when the Cadaver Dans sing as you are waiting.
    I have to say I am partial to Hallowishes vs the new light/fireworks.
    Thanks, Caroline! We had such fun with our character meets—definitely worth the wait. :) I agree about the Cadaver Dans! Such a great little highlight! I agree with you about HalloWishes. I didn't think the new show was terrible or anything, but I definitely did prefer HalloWishes.
     

    docsoliday1

    DIS Dad #834 Cubs, Dolphins fan forever
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    Mar 12, 2008
    Wow, that looked like a fun trip. Swimming with the manatees is something I've thought of for a while now. Now that we live here, I think I need to plan on this next year. I would say we could meet up this month, but we don't drive a Mercedes, so not sure if we measure up. :lmao:
     

    amazingact21

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    Nov 6, 2010
    I'm not quite caught up on your MNSSHP updates, but I just read about your Tea Cups/character queue incident:

    The only unfortunate moment of the night also happened to occur during our wait for these characters. As I've mentioned before in my TRs, I'm highly emetophobic, i.e. I super phobic of vomit. It sounds silly, but the anxiety I experience around seeing/hearing others puke is no laughing matter. I even turn the tv channel or ask N to screen movies for me if there are vomit scenes. My niece got a stomach bug a week ago, and I have still yet to emerge from my basement bedroom to the rest of the house.
    And wanted to say that I'm an emetophobic, too!! My phobia actually reached a boiling point when I caught a stomach bug in Disney in 2016. For a few years after that I had a hard time keeping it under control, which was a hard road to travel with young kids. I have actually canceled two short weekend trips in Europe because I heard there a was a bug going around. :sad2:
    So I 100% know how you feel and where you're coming from. It must have taken a lot not to walk away from that line when that happened. On our last trip, a kid got sick in the HM queue, and the only reason I didn't leave right then and there was because my kids begged me not to. I've had a friend ask how I can possibly handle Disney with its germ factory, and I think it speaks to its magic and allure that people like us can still go and enjoy it with this phobia.
    I also wanted to say, that I have found exercise, yoga, and proper nutrition have helped with my symptoms. I read somewhere that emetophobia stems from a control and anxiety issue, and if you work on managing those triggers they can carry over into helping with all phobias.
     
  • Jenny Sanders

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    Jun 8, 2007
    Did everyone go commercialism crazy today with Black Friday sales!?
    Umm, that would be a yes. I went a little crazy this year and treated myself to a new pair of Uggs.

    Of course, once we finally got on the monorail, we also got stuck there.
    This happens all the time lately. Ugh!

    We were headed to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! 🎃 :mickeyjum
    LOVE!

    I was very proud of my homemade costume
    Your costumes are adorable! Nice job!!!!

    we'd had a wonderfully productive and fun Halloween party
    You did get a lot done!!!! All your pics are super cute!!!
     

    piglet1979

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    Mar 18, 2015
    I read somewhere that emetophobia stems from a control and anxiety issue, and if you work on managing those triggers they can carry over into helping with all phobias.
    This explains a lot. I don't the feeling of being out of control (1 reason why I don't drink) and the anxiety I get about being sick in public makes me feel sick. I do avoid certain things like speaking in front of people (another anxiety that I have) until my boss made me do presentations. I was able to avoid them for about 8 years. I refuse to eat before giving them because I feel sick just giving them then think i will be sick and it gets worse. SO if I don't eat in my mind I won't be sick. Then I am starving after and eat right away. Being on a plan is bad too. I won't eat either that day until I am done flying. My last 2 trip s for work on my flight home I went over 24 hours without eating.
     

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