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  • Vagabond MD Vagabond MD 
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    Gotta retire to something, right?   Disney retirement

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    I once dreamed of being a Disney employee at the theme parks or hotels in retirement from medicine. Check-in desk at hotel, ticket seller at park, give people directions at park, etc. After a couple decades doing hospital-based IR, I thought it would be uplifting to be around people on their best days, not their worst. I would still be all-in if it did not mean moving to Orlando or Anaheim.

    Instead, now I think about selling lift tickets in Aspen during the season (or whatever it takes to be around people having fun in a mountain resort town). Or maybe working in the gift shop at various national parks in the summer.

    "Wealth is the slave of the wise man and the master of the fool.” -Seneca the Younger

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    (or whatever it takes to be around people having fun

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    Cruise med staff.  Get paid to re-hydrate drunks.

     

    According to my parents when I was a kid I always said I want to be the president of the US and run Disney.

    I am glad I grew up and did not listen to my kid self.

    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

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    Avatar ajm184 
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    Cruise med staff.

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    Locums work at military bases.  Ft. Lewis (Seattle), Aviano (Italy), Landstuhl (Germany), Schofield Barracks (Hawaii), Camp Humphreys (S. Korea), Walter Reed (Washington DC), Ft. Sam (San Antonio), Ft. Carson (Denver), Rota (Spain).

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    Vagabond MD Vagabond MD 
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    Cruise med staff. 

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    Locums work at military bases.  Ft. Lewis (Seattle), Aviano (Italy), Landstuhl (Germany), Schofield Barracks (Hawaii), Camp Humphreys (S. Korea), Walter Reed (Washington DC), Ft. Sam (San Antonio), Ft. Carson (Denver), Rota (Spain).

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    I probably do not have the skill set (unless they all need head CTs and PICC lines) or the interest in being around the drunks.

    "Wealth is the slave of the wise man and the master of the fool.” -Seneca the Younger

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    Avatar shogun0660 
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    Would add another vote for using Davids Vacation Club Rentals. We were able to get our 2nd or 3rd choice (bay lake tower) booking about 4 months out this past year. If you get closer to travel date i’d imagine it’s a little tighter.

    It was a straight forward, relatively simple process and we were happy to have the full kitchen, laundry, and close access to the parks via the monorail.

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    Avatar StarTrekDoc 
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    There are a lot of disney regulars out there.  I am in NY and I know people who go twice a year every year to WDW.

    I went a few times as a kid and once as an adult when I was in FL for another reason we went to Universal for 1 day.  We did both parks open to close and did pretty much everything we would want to fit in.  It was just me and my wife and we were mid 20s and no kids.  It was completely exhausting.  Now in my 30s with 4 kids I could not fathom how hard a major vacation like that would be.

    My wife and I have no desire to go until we are done with diapers and naps.  So basically when the youngest is 4-5.  Our oldest will only be 9-10 so I think the magic will still be there.

    What ages did others bring kids?  Any regrets?

    Also did anyone bring other family along for help?  I feel that would make matters worse but we have family expressing an interest.

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    We do love Disney and it’s getting bigger as we age and Disney grows and takes over the world (Star Wars, Marvel and now Fox).   Only thing left — Star Trek!!!! 🙂

    WDW-Orlando — Average about every 3-5 years no matter where we are:   1st kid’ first hair cut ~9months old —in barber shop mainstreet — yes, we did that.  Again 3 years late with two kids 2 and 4;  again 3 years later:  5 and 7 and last  10 and 12.   Planning Xmas trip (GADS—the crowds!!!) this year at 16 and 18.

    Disneyland:  x3-6 a year since we’re only 1.5 hours away.

    Disney Cruise x1 only so far — cause we’re too cheap and go on lots of other cruises instead for 1/3 the cost….but that Disney Cruise was VERY GOOD.

    Disney Conference:  D23 _:  2017 and 2019 —

    Disney+  charter member 3 year signup last month:

    The House of Mouse loves taking our $$$.   And now mulling this DVC thing over.

    We tried Dave’s just last weekend — need 6+months for Grand Californian otherwise doesn’t work out.  May have to boot the DVC plan for now unless a subsidized Aulani plan pops up and we’ll grab that for Hawaii trips 🙂

     

     

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    Avatar StarTrekDoc 
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    Gotta retire to something, right?   Disney retirement 

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    I once dreamed of being a Disney employee at the theme parks or hotels in retirement from medicine. Check-in desk at hotel, ticket seller at park, give people directions at park, etc. After a couple decades doing hospital-based IR, I thought it would be uplifting to be around people on their best days, not their worst. I would still be all-in if it did not mean moving to Orlando or Anaheim.

    Instead, now I think about selling lift tickets in Aspen during the season (or whatever it takes to be around people having fun in a mountain resort town). Or maybe working in the gift shop at various national parks in the summer.

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    Never thought of WORKING there!   Like Walmart greeter but a lot more fun.   Hmmm.   But living in Anaheim?  lost me there.

    Mammoth retirement and living in Bishop though?  I could do that.

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