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disneycub
12-02-2000, 05:31 PM
Prologue:

Cast of Characters

Steve (disneycub) 45, 4th time to WDW, 2nd in last two months, certified Disney Freak
Maria 2nd time to WDW, needs a vacation badly.

Well, we've finally made it to Orlando. Our Frontier flight took off a few minutes late at 11:15 am MST. The flight was uneventful, although we had a lunch of some kind of roast beef wrap that had apples, carrots, and pinon nuts in it. Very strange, but I was starving. We landed at MCO around 4:15 EST this afternoon. Our luggage arrived without incident. They were easy to spot because of the lime-green ribbons we attached to the handles.

Went over to National, and flashed my Disney Club card, which was good for a "fee waived" membership into the Emerald Club. Not a bad benefit, considering the normal fee is something like $50. We chose this huge, maroon-colored Bonnevile....not exactly what I had in mind, because I'm used to driving smaller cars. But it's nice just the same.

I had directions to our hotel from Mapquest.com, but they proved to be very confusing. Gave up on that, and kinda followed my nose to the Courtyard Marriott, which is about 4 blocks away from the main entrance to WDW. It's a nice enough hotel for one night, but the elevators are kinda like the Tower of Terror, but without the special effects and the knowledge that you're going to be fine.

Went across the street to Red Lobster for dinner, because I had $50 in gift certificates from Freeride. I had a huge lobster tail, and some of their stuffed mushrooms.

We were both really tired, so we decided to come back to the hotel for the night.

Tomorrow we have no set plans, except checking into the Wilderness Lodge, and maybe going to the beach and the Beltz outlet mall for some shopping. Don't be surprised if we wind up at one of the theme parks, however. I hear the Mouse calling me from a few blocks away.

Expenses:

$2.00 porter at the airport
$5.10 fax to the Wilderness Lodge
$2.25 tolls
$60.00 Red Lobster
$49.00 Courtyard by Marriott for one night.
$4.00 Balloon Man at Red Lobster (don't ask)
$64.00 National Rental Car for the week (heavy discount)

Goodnight everyone!

snuggles
12-03-2000, 04:32 AM
Thank you so much for posting. You really planned well and was able to get some great discounts. Cant wait to read more.

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LisaTx
12-04-2000, 09:18 PM
Awww, come on, Steve, tell us about the balloon man at Red Lobster. :D

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

I'm looking forward to reading more.

Lisa :)

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Marla Hellwig
01-22-2001, 10:20 AM
You are off to a good start. Love earning coupons and g/c to use whenever I can! Thanks for posting!

BWVPam
01-22-2001, 07:47 PM
How did you get rental car for $64 for a week through National??

NancyIL
01-25-2001, 07:23 AM
A Courtyard for $49 - wow! I guess it wasn't the one by DD, right? Was it the one on Palm Parkway? Or the new one in Marriott Village?