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BeckityBobbidyBoo!
01-10-2008, 06:29 PM
My family (and extended family) are going back to Disney Feb. '09 ( I don't even have the exact dates yet). Is it too soon to be talking obsessively?! Anyone else prepared to do the happy dance for 12+ months with me?!:yay: :cool1: :cheer2:

summersalt
01-10-2008, 06:38 PM
It's never too early to dance...

:banana: :banana: :banana:

MAKHayes-DisneyDiva
01-10-2008, 06:46 PM
Yes!!! We can't go in 2008, but I have begun planning for March, 2009. DH and DS8 think I am crazy. :eek: I haven't reached my obsessive stage yet, but I am looking into resorts, and I am considering renting points for the first time. I'm glad I'm not the only one either.

llmurphy17
01-12-2008, 10:33 AM
I'm trying to plan 2009 because we want to do a cruise in 2010 and trying to allocate my banked 2008 pts correctly. So I guess I am very obsessed since I am also planning 2010.:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

BeckityBobbidyBoo!
01-12-2008, 08:01 PM
I'm trying to plan 2009 because we want to do a cruise in 2010 and trying to allocate my banked 2008 pts correctly. So I guess I am very obsessed since I am also planning 2010.:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Ooh, you might be on to something there...planning multiple vacations. I think I'm going to just start assuming we'll be going yearly soon. How will I tell my husband?!:rotfl:

enyaj40
01-13-2008, 07:56 AM
i'm considering it

i want to go next year with my all the 'offsite' folks in my siggie

that requires more planning than for just me and dh

my ds2 lives in chicago, so that adds an extra element to coordinating this...plus he's still in school

which means a spring break ::: gasping for air ::: trip

Dolce27
01-13-2008, 08:01 AM
Well, my next trip will end in 2009 as I plan to spend this next NY's at WDW. Does that count? :teeth:

It's never too early to begin planning. I started unofficially planning my next trip (for this December) back in March. I guess my trip is now official as I'm booked and I added a ticker yesterday. :cool1:

Have fun planning. :thumbsup2

danny1649
01-13-2008, 08:30 AM
Dec 2008 and Dec 2009:goodvibes :cool1: :cloud9: :yay: :wizard: :goodvibes :cool1:

EpcotMatt2
01-13-2008, 09:38 AM
We certainly are. We're going down in July of 2009, for about 2 weeks. Not huge fans of summer time, but it's the only time our 2 teen boys can go without missing tons of school & sports activities. We'll be using DVC points for 1 week & a cash ressie the other week. We called last week just to see if we could make the cash ressie yet & they said not yet because you can't make one until 499 days out. To think that our next trip to Disney is MORE than 499 days out was a bit stinky. But no biggie, that's just more time to get all Disney'd up with the planning & watching the tons of videos I have saved. By the way, I think our countdown is at about 545 days or something. But it's much easier to say 17 months & 2 weeks. :banana:

dtrnburke
01-13-2008, 10:04 AM
This is my first post EVER to the DIS Boards. And we are planning our third trip to Disney in February 2009. Not sure of exact dates yet. We will be going with my parents and my sisters family. VERY EXCITED.

katieloubear
01-14-2008, 09:57 AM
We too are planning for 2009, prolly mid october. the kids will miss school, but it's well worth it.

Sabrina90744
01-14-2008, 10:02 AM
My family (and extended family) are going back to Disney Feb. '09 ( I don't even have the exact dates yet). Is it too soon to be talking obsessively?! Anyone else prepared to do the happy dance for 12+ months with me?!:yay: :cool1: :cheer2:

Your not alone! I alreadypicked our dates. Will be making our room only ressie's as soon as we get back from this trip!

Mrs Grumpy
01-14-2008, 12:08 PM
I started planning for our 2009 trip on the way home on the airplane from our September 2006 trip.

Come join us under the Resort Forum - Countdowns and live reports
We have a 2009 thread going!

Tinks Girls
01-15-2008, 05:09 PM
You are not alone. We were on the plane home after our stay at WL in August 07 and planning the next trip for 2009. I think that it is never to early to plan and besides dreaming about the next trip helps you to day dream with the best of them!!

DizzKneeGeek
01-15-2008, 05:15 PM
If you're obsessed then I'm not quite sure what we would classify as. We're already planning a trip in November 2110. :scared1:
wait
2010
not 2110

shellybelly72
01-15-2008, 05:22 PM
My family (and extended family) are going back to Disney Feb. '09 ( I don't even have the exact dates yet). Is it too soon to be talking obsessively?! Anyone else prepared to do the happy dance for 12+ months with me?!:yay: :cool1: :cheer2:

We are going in Feb 2009! We love visiting Disney in Feb- We will book the exact dates 7 months out-- No idea where we want to stay....

Maybe the Boardwalk or Wilderness lodge villas... Hmmmm.... Decisions, decisions.... decisions..... :woohoo:

mickeystoontown
01-18-2008, 11:26 AM
We go to WDW every year in June. There's no other place we want to go besides WDW. We started planning our June, 2008 trip on the 16 hour drive home from our June, 2007 trip. I am already starting to think about what resort we will book for our June, 2009 trip.

I have already bought all my clothes for the 2008 trip. I am working on my husband's wardrobe already. I can't really do too much pre-shopping for our 10 year old son because he grows like a weed! I like to shop offseason because the clothing is sooo much cheaper.

I have started picking up the little things we will need like.....drawstring laundry bag, extra hangers, glow sticks, cards, etc. etc. etc.


So, if you are crazy to start planning a 2009 trip then so are lots of other folks on these boards.....me included!

Gillettes
01-18-2008, 06:28 PM
Add me to the 2009 list!! We figured we would make it down every two years so Jan/Feb 09 it is. Haven't nailed down specific dates yet, but pretty sure we are staying at POFQ. We are so bad that DBIL and I already have spreadsheets going for ADR's and itenirieries (sp?). I started depositing my paycheck into our "disney" account and we are talking disney at least once a day here. I am sure it will die down until June or so when park hours, 2009 packages and stuff comes out. Just think of all the reading we will be doing until then!!

duckybelle
01-19-2008, 09:12 AM
Were taking the kids, 16 and 11 in March this year, but decided since there are things we want to do that they dont, we will come back in 09 without them!!!Maybe right after Christmas!!! Be nice to have a New Years away!!

Topo Bella
01-19-2008, 09:24 AM
We can't go in 2008 because we have a big family cruise planned (not on Disney, unfortunately.) My DH and I are in withdrawal because we don't have a Disney trip to plan ... so, I'm starting my 2009 planning!

LUVMICKEY
01-19-2008, 09:42 AM
:banana: :dance3: :cheer2: My DH and I are very big on planning our trips way ahead of time. We currently are planning a January 2009 trip. We'll be checking in on January 3 right after our Disney Cruise which is already booked.

skunk
01-19-2008, 11:14 AM
Already have a plan for 2009. We go in Feb and also Oct/Nov for F&W. BWV is our home resort. Upcoming trip 2/9 to 2/15 with new AP, followed by 11/2 to 11/7 trip, so plan is for 2/1 to 2/6 in 2009 on the same pass. Must review the Wisconsin football schedule first(season ticketholders), before choosing dates for F&W. 2009 will be 11/1 to 11/7. 2010 F&W will be in October. Time to pick some restaurants. :)

Why can't work be this much fun?

DisneyGuess
01-19-2008, 11:58 AM
Definately no where near alone.... since pregnancy things haven't gone as planned, we've pushed our trip back to 2009. Thinking of Sept. or Oct. '09 now. :goodvibes With any luck, it'll be a celebration of my oldest's 13th bday, my bday, 2nd wedding anniversary and baby's 1st bday, lol, so probably Oct. '09. :laughing:
Trying for Disney Cruise in 2010, probably in Oct. of '10 also. :banana:

Thinking our Disney trips will probably be every other year for us.

disneymagic02
01-19-2008, 03:11 PM
We are planning a long trip probably 10 nights for December 09. So far away, we are going next month for 1 1/2 days...I'll take what I can get.:cool1:

onetoescape
01-20-2008, 04:35 AM
Planning Jan 09 and its going to be a big family trip. Me, DW, DS8 DD 5 DS 4 + not born yet in my family. My mum and dad. My brother and his daughter will be fun! The flights might get booked today http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay.gif

MonkeyPants
01-20-2008, 04:58 AM
never too early....heack I havent even left for this trip (leave in like 10- minutes) but I am already trying to figure out if I can manage a short trip in Oct and then hit the marathon (or more likely the 1/2 marathon) next jan.

gianna2006
01-21-2008, 10:07 PM
Leavign soon for our 2008 vacation:goodvibes :cool1: :rotfl: :banana: :woohoo: :yay: :upsidedow and already planning for April-May 2009!!!! It's never too early to plan!!!!

MyPeanut&Bug
01-22-2008, 11:22 AM
Nope, not alone at all! I just started planning our April or May 2009 trip.

stacy347
01-25-2008, 09:21 AM
It's going to be December 2009 for us so I'll join you in the obsessed crazy planning, LOL!! :woohoo:

Seems like such a long way off right now!!

shellybelly72
01-25-2008, 06:51 PM
It's never too early to dance...

:banana: :banana: :banana:
:banana: Very true!:banana:

tweedlemom
01-25-2008, 07:34 PM
We haven't even taken our August 2008 WDW trip and I've already started planning our summer 2011 trip to Disneyland! That's bad!

Kazzy1548
01-26-2008, 08:03 AM
We are planning fro 09 as well. Either end of January,begining February or begining of March since it will be spring break for us... We have to look in to the crowd level for our spring break.:cool1:

abitt
01-28-2008, 02:15 PM
We are planning for late Dec 08 into Jan 09. My husband thinks I AM NUTS because i am so excited. I get more excited than my kids:cool1:

hulagirl87
01-28-2008, 05:14 PM
Definitely planning for '09!! Hoping for early February :goodvibes

seobaina
01-28-2008, 05:33 PM
Planning 2010 and got three months before next trip yet.

daisy_77
01-30-2008, 09:30 AM
Hi, everyone!
I am sooo glad to see I am not the only one looking forward to 2009!

Our last trip was in 2007 and I have been waiting ever so patiently for our next trip.

We are planning on May 2009 right after my graduation. I am soooo excited!! We are debating between WL and the Polynesian. My DH is looking forward to seeing the Flower and Garden Festival, DD wants to ride rides and see princesses and I just want to be there, in my happy place!:wizard:

MyKidsMom1820
01-31-2008, 10:53 AM
We are planning our first family vacation (major vacation that is..) for MAY 2009!!!!:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

HeyIt'sMe
02-01-2008, 12:47 PM
My DH, DD & I are heading down this October but I also have a tentative girls trip planned for October 2009 for me, DD, DMIL, DSis#1, DSis#2.

sunnybrook
02-04-2008, 12:07 PM
Happily planning for the first week of February, 2009!

Yipeeeee! :banana:

stitchlover
02-04-2008, 08:02 PM
We plan to pick our resort for March '09 when we are there next month. When we get back we will call and make our room only reservation once we decide if we are staying AKL or going moderate this time.

FigmentGal
02-06-2008, 11:10 AM
January 2 - 11, 2009

rentayenta
02-06-2008, 11:12 AM
May 2ish 2009 for about 10 days. I even started a pre-trip report. :rotfl2: :lmao:

jennb529
02-10-2008, 10:00 PM
So glad to know I'm not alone. We are planning a trip for June 2009 for ten days. We are taking our two kids, plus both sets of grandparents. Right now I'm just trying not to talk about it everyday so the rest of the family doesn't think I'm completely insane!!!!:banana:

PDJPrinceCharming
02-11-2008, 10:30 AM
Ok I don't feel so bad now. Been counting down the days until I can make my ADR's next month so I can get all the restaurants I want. Just paid off my trip this morning(save airfare & soon i'll have that too) & I just glanced at my calendar to see that my dates for next year will be September 14-22. I always go for my birthday(21st) & I really wanna do another MNSSHP. Hopefully next year I may not have to go alone for the third year in a row. Only 217 days left until i'm headed home!

dbarker
02-11-2008, 09:32 PM
We are going in June 2009. I just don't have solid dates yet. We had APs last time and went 3 times in 12 months. We are not going this year, b/c we want (need) to upgrad our H/AC units this year.:scared:

Yes, the planning has already begun. :cheer2:

micki7337
02-12-2008, 08:43 PM
actually I will be planning a second trip when we return from WDW in may and probably a 3rd this year for a sweet 16 in November. I am also planing for 2009 some time between Oct and December of that year depending on the 2008 trip we do in Oct-Nov. So we get the best use of our annual pass we will purchase on that trip.


:cool1: :cool1:

MODisneyfan
02-13-2008, 10:34 PM
:blush: I have all my vacations planned until 2010.. That is a trip to Italy to france to see disneyland Paris on the way home .. So it is never to early to plan :smickey:

*Dreamin'Dad*
02-13-2008, 10:59 PM
We have the wheels in motion for our March 09 trip as well.

MODisney - we are going to Italy this summer, we could make 5 trips to WDW for what that is setting us back - :rolleyes:

2010 we will return to WDW with more of my family - brother and his family and our parents. Planning that one as well, but we are going to see how our stay at the Boardwalk (2009) goes before making a final resort decision for that one. If that is the crazy train, then we are riding on it :rotfl:

mommeeluvsdisney
02-15-2008, 08:38 PM
I was worried I was alone in planning that far ahead of time. We are planning to go Feb 21st thru the 28th, 2009. Mardi Gras time here. I am already obsessed. My husband says it gives me more time to change what we do. I am doing the dance:cool1: :cool1: :banana: :banana: :yay: :yay: :woohoo: :woohoo:

figmentfan0724
02-16-2008, 07:32 AM
we are thinking about 2009, it has come up several times in discussion, but we probably will play something while we are at WDW in May! Can't Wait!

bennythepug
02-16-2008, 01:19 PM
we have gone 2 July's in a row- '06 and '07 so we have to take this summer off to save up :headache: but we'll be back July '09 :rotfl:

Charleston Princess
02-16-2008, 01:22 PM
Nah, it is never too early to start obsessing -- I don't even have June's vacation completely paid for yet and I am already thinking of Food/Wine Festival and MNSSHP in October; annual June trip with a stay at CBR in 2009; and DH wants to celebrate her 13th birthday at WDW in July of 2010. So, nah, it is never too early to start obsessing ;) .

Julie*
02-17-2008, 09:38 AM
We just booked our timeshare at Orange Lake Country Club for April 19-26, 2009. I was jumping for joy when we did it- DH laughs and thinks I'm crazy too.

I am so excited already!!

Julie

magicmom2007
02-26-2008, 10:37 AM
I started planning the dates for our January 2010 trip on our drive back from our January 2007 vacation! We talk about it all the time, and I just love all the planning. Makes the fun last 3 years, not just the 8 days we will be in the happiest place on earth!:wizard:

mickeysmyboy
02-26-2008, 01:18 PM
Our 08 trip is in 11 days! I'm also planning for Jan 09 and maybe Dec 09!

Catkar
02-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Count me in too!! :banana: We are planning our first trip since 1993, and first for the kids, dd5 ds3. We are plannning to go January 5-12.. for my dd birthday!!!

Deemarch
02-26-2008, 01:54 PM
We have firm plans for 2008 May & Sept., maybe a short trip in Jan. 2009, then 1 week in Sept. 2009 to try out an AKL SV Villa, Nov. 2010 is our 10th Wedding Anniversary and we are going to spend it at OKW...So on to 2011!

I agree with the other posters who say why have the magic last only 7 or 8 days...It can last a lifetime at this rate!!!

Oh, I admit, we are Disney Freaks, but we have some much fun! And people often as us what we get out of all this Disney stuff. I guess that's 'cause we're going to be 55 this year and some folks out there in the world think WDW is for kids.

We even have a new boat on order, it kinda looks like a little tug boat and we are naming it "Steamboat Willie". Even the boat broker/salesman has gotten in on the act and sends us construction pictures of "Willie" as he calls it!!!

BeckityBobbidyBoo!
02-27-2008, 08:40 AM
Wow! I guess I'm not alone in my celebrating! It looked like my brother and his family might not be able to go, but circumstances changed again and he confirmed they will. His daughter (10) is so excited, I saw her this weekend and the first thing she said was 'Let's talk about Disney!' She reminisced about the last trip, I gave her the planning dvd, and she told me...sniff... that I was the source of Disney Magic! (I'm the planner and the one to talk about it endlessly) wasn't that the sweetest!:flower3:

ladybugmom
02-27-2008, 02:18 PM
We're planning on May 2009--but we haven't picked the exact dates yet. It will be our first family trip!!:cheer2:

MomofCKJ
02-27-2008, 09:07 PM
We leave in 12 days but will be back in January 2009 as DH and I are registered for the Half Marathon with friends. We'll stay Jan 8-11, most likely at CSR, and then head to the Bahamas till the 15th.

Then in August 2009 I am taking my oldest dd for a Mom and Me birthday trip for her 12th. We'll go for like 5 days, probably towards the 3rd week or so of August.

Allyson :)

rojo
02-28-2008, 09:15 AM
Ask me in 7 wks, thats when we will be returning home, ready to start planning the next trip!!!

JKMJ441724
02-29-2008, 11:28 AM
My family (and extended family) are going back to Disney Feb. '09 ( I don't even have the exact dates yet). Is it too soon to be talking obsessively?! Anyone else prepared to do the happy dance for 12+ months with me?!:yay: :cool1: :cheer2:

I will. We are going this October. But I am already planning my Christmas vacation at WDW in 2009!:santa: :santa: :santa:

aurora23
02-29-2008, 12:07 PM
We are planning our Honeymoon for most likely May 09. . I will need a large dose of Disney after all this stress from wedding planning.

BeckityBobbidyBoo!
03-01-2008, 09:34 AM
I really want to start a countdown or do something special when we get to the day each month that we can say 'only 10 mo, 9 mo', etc It's still too far away for my liking. I tried for a month to convince my hubby to go now and again in '09, didn't work:confused3

fireman1
03-01-2008, 09:46 AM
We just got back last nite, and i'm already planning the next one..:rotfl:

BeckityBobbidyBoo!
03-01-2008, 02:12 PM
We just got back last nite, and i'm already planning the next one..:rotfl:


Sweet, care to give any highlights?!popcorn::

albumlady
03-03-2008, 03:27 PM
If this is crazy I don't want to be normal!! We are already planning our first family WDW trip for Feb 14-22 2009 :cheer2: Usually my DH is the uberplanner - I joke that he enjoys planning a vacation more than taking it - but this time it is all me and I am having so much fun!! I LOVE reading these boards and TGM - can't waid to make my ADRs in August!

Julie*
03-06-2008, 10:44 AM
I am now doing the double happy dance!

I just registered to run in the WDW 1/2 marathon in January 2009. This has been a dream of mine for a long time and I'm just going to do it.

We are also doing a family trip in April 2009. This is good so my kids can't complain too much when I go without them in January. LOL

Blanche_Neige
03-08-2008, 02:51 PM
:banana:

Yes I am, obsess that is!

I've been planning a trip for 2009 since I got back from WDW feb 1st 2008

:cheer2:

ClaraBug
03-12-2008, 03:49 PM
mee tooo
June 1-5, 2009 at the Poly!!!!:hourglass

cazcol21
03-13-2008, 02:15 PM
I am off in Sept 08 - and am now planning Oct 09 as well

katiedid36
04-14-2008, 08:57 PM
We had considered staying home in 2009 but I saw my SIL last weekend & she asked if they could tag along if we go. You don't need to twist my arm :lmao: . So now DH is on the bandwagon too. It looks like we are going the 1st week of March again! :banana: :banana: :banana:

stopher1
04-14-2008, 09:30 PM
It's not too early to plan!!! We're currently planning 6 different trips, with an east/west mix:

DL in Jul (family while visiting the grandparents)
WDW in Oct (family)
WDW in Mar 09 (no kids - 15th anniversary)
WDW in Jun 09 (just the boys and me)
WDW in Oct 09 (family)
DL in Dec 09 (family while visiting the grandparents between Thanksgiving and Christmas)

BigGreen73
04-15-2008, 05:50 AM
I just got back from WDW on 04/05/08. I stayed at the Y&B club for a business trip. It was fun but not a true vacation.

My wife and I are going in May 09. We are looking at do a 10-12 day trip staying at Pop Century and have started some planning already. Never too soon to start. Planning can be as fun as the trip. We are figuring out what we want to do, restaurants to eat at, resorts we may want to visit etc.

So, plan away. You are not alone! :dance3:

Tinks Girls
04-15-2008, 09:50 AM
We are doing an adult only trip in December of '08 but are already planning on taking the kids back in September '09. Hopefully, there will be freed dining then!:banana:

We stayed at WL this past summer and were planning our next trips on the plane ride home! I think that it is never to early to plan. PLUS, it is so much fun!!

BigGreen73
06-02-2008, 06:04 AM
Okay, I had to bump this as there just has to be a lot more Dis members planning for 2009. C'mon admit it, I know you're out there.:surfweb:

stitchlover
06-02-2008, 06:43 AM
We are planning Springbreak (mid-March) at the Polynesian. But I have to tell you with prices the way they are I am getting really nervous about what is going to happen to the hotel rates and ticket prices when the new package prices are released in August.

Addicted to Dopey
06-02-2008, 10:19 AM
we just got back from the world two weeks ago, are planning a fast weekend for the food and wine....a long girls only weekend for mickeys very merrry christmas party the first week of december, and thats only the next 6 months!! we are going on the podcast cruise in may of 09, so we have that to plan for, and just started to think about planning a disneyland vacation for the following may!! thinking about all these trips is what keeps me going when i have to head into work at 7am!

Deemarch
06-03-2008, 09:25 AM
So we have 4 days @ SSR in Sept., a couple of nights in a Wilderness Cabin in Feb. 2009, a week in the Florida Keys in May 2009, a week at AKL in a 2 bedroom with the gang in Sept. 2009, a week in Bermuda May 2010 & a week in a 1 bedroom @ OKW for our 10th Anniversary early Nov. 2010...

That's all I have, at the moment.:rotfl:

bennythepug
06-03-2008, 11:25 AM
Darn, I thought I was under the 400 day mark.....I'm at 410 :eek:
:hourglass :hourglass :hourglass :hourglass

steelcitymetal
06-03-2008, 12:20 PM
My family (and extended family) are going back to Disney Feb. '09 ( I don't even have the exact dates yet). Is it too soon to be talking obsessively?! Anyone else prepared to do the happy dance for 12+ months with me?!:yay: :cool1: :cheer2:
Too soon? Certainly not. The wife and I are planning a trip for late 2009 or early 2010. We'd be going sooner, but we also want to take her youngest sister to the new Harry Potter theme park at Universal.

Also, it will be our first Disney trip with our new daughter, who is now 4 months old, and will be about 2 years old when we go. I can't wait to see the joy on her face when she meets Mickey and Minnie for the first time. ::yes::

Stitchfans
06-03-2008, 01:21 PM
Yes!!! We can't go in 2008, but I have begun planning for March, 2009. DH and DS8 think I am crazy. :eek: I haven't reached my obsessive stage yet, but I am looking into resorts, and I am considering renting points for the first time. I'm glad I'm not the only one either.

Another one for March. We have a room booked at ASMO for the 27th to April 4th. have our hopper passes, and flight booked. In Sept (if I remember correctly) we can make our ADRs. :cool1:

traceyr13
06-03-2008, 07:37 PM
Not only am I planning a March 2009 trip with my family of 5, but we just decided that we're going down in December 2010 with a group of friends and family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. So I'm now planning two trips! Woo hoo!

mrs_hower726
06-03-2008, 09:58 PM
Yep, add me to the mix...DH and I along with my parents and possibly his parents are going Christmas 2009. :santa:

What's sad is that it's over 18 months away :(

RoseRoni
06-06-2008, 07:29 PM
It has been almost 2 years since my last visit. My daughter is there right now with her dad and stepmother. So I decided today that her and I need a mommy/daughter visit to DW. We are going in Aug. 2009 start the planning!!!:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :surfweb: :surfweb: :surfweb: :surfweb: :surfweb: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

Louisianafive
06-06-2008, 10:16 PM
We are planning on going in June 09. I am trying to keep my excitment down, but who wouldnt get excited???? We will be there for 8 - 10 days this time!:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

BigGreen73
06-07-2008, 08:47 AM
Another one for March. We have a room booked at ASMO for the 27th to April 4th. have our hopper passes, and flight booked. In Sept (if I remember correctly) we can make our ADRs. :cool1:


You booked already?! How'd you pull that off? I have looked at different airlines and the WDW website and they don't go out that far yet.. :surfweb:

bas71873
06-08-2008, 05:56 AM
BigGreen73.....you can call WDW and book a room only ressie for 2009 now to secure the resort you want. Then when the packages come out for '09, you can call back or go online with ressie number and change to your package.

We are booked off site for 2009 and I'm planning already.....DH wants to try an off site condo this time. I'm sad, but willing to give it a whirl to prove him WRONG (off v. on-site) and show him how GREAT on-site stays really are....no driving around, 24/7 Disney magic :)!!!!!

budcollector
06-08-2008, 07:58 AM
i'm planning on making a return visit for Memorial Day in 2009

minnieandmickeymouse
06-10-2008, 06:05 AM
I'm planning on Jan 6th -14th, just booked my plane tickets last friday! Can't wait!!

Finiamh
06-10-2008, 11:45 AM
Nov 30, 2009 here. 10 nights of nuttin' but mouse. Just 76 more weeks.

I too am curious how Stitchfans has already booked a flight. :confused:

Do tell?

eyor44
06-10-2008, 09:18 PM
We have one planned for Nov 08, but I am trying to get a short one for May 09. Trying to arrange a conference for work and will just tack on a couple days for my self after the conference. OH, how I hope it all works out. But I am already planning to make Disney an annual trip for our family also. Someone at work said they were tired of Disney after having been three years in a row. Can you imagine?

rkcb
06-10-2008, 10:54 PM
Raising my hand. We are going end of July 2009 for 14 days, seven on-site, seven off. We're staying at WL courtesy of BIL/SIL and their DVC membership. :cool1: We will be making the ressies on July 1. This will be a first trip for DH and most of our kids. The kids don't know about this trip so I am trying to come up with a cool way to tell them.

Currently, I'm trying to convince my DH that we need to do an adults only trip in September. We'll see how that goes.

Jeff8372EMT
06-10-2008, 11:09 PM
We are planning a 2 week Florida vacation for next June.

week #1: in Kissimmee(offsite), 3 days at WDW, 1 day at KSC, 1 day to visit some family and friends and a couple days to shop and explore the other sites of the area.

week #2: in Fort Walton Beach, hanging out at the beach.

:sad: 367 more days :sad:

letthewookiewin
06-11-2008, 06:13 PM
I am planning a Grand Gathering for us and my DH's family for October 5-9, 2009. We are going to stay at the Pop Century in Preferred rooms and be on the Deluxe Dining Plan. There will be my family of 4 including a DS's 11 & 10 (ages at time of trip). My mother and father in law. Then my brother and sister in law and their 7 (age at time of trip) son. My mother and father in law have been to WDW a couple of times. The brother and sister in law have each been once. Also while we are there the brother and sister in law will celebrate their wedding anniversary. I already have the design for a suprise anniversary cake picked out. If we eat at the Coral Reef, I would love to get a diver to have a happy anniversary sign for them. Then my sister in law really wants to go on the Magical Fireworks Voyage. In our family I am considered the "Dinsey World Expert", so I am doing the bulk of the planning. I know that once we get back from our family trip in December that I will start the more hard core planning. As of right now, my sister and mother in law and I are going to have monthly meeting to go over the trip.

Sarilas
06-12-2008, 07:53 AM
I had no idea how obsessive you can get when planning for WDW! It's our first trip and I can think of NOTHING else.

January can't get here soon enough!

webster76
06-12-2008, 09:05 AM
My next trip is Sept 18-21 this year and I'm ready to start planning the family trip for '09. Not sure who will get to go as one is moving to LA to be famous and my youngest is going to be in culinary school in Chicago starting this fall. My oldest son and daughter-in-law live here so they may be able to plan time off anytime. With my daughter in school it's a bit harder to plan but she gets different breaks than she did in high school so it may not be as hard to plan as it used to be. I get some kind of Disney guide book (Birmbaum or Passporter) every time we go - not that I need that much help but it's just adds to the excitement for me! In fact, I think I may go start reading one of them right now!!!:tink:

soonerlpn
06-16-2008, 07:19 PM
March 13 thru the 20th....:cool1:

teachingmyown
06-16-2008, 08:12 PM
I had no idea how obsessive you can get when planning for WDW! It's our first trip and I can think of NOTHING else.

January can't get here soon enough!

Hey...maybe we should carpool! We're going in Jan 09 as well. For the first time ever, I'm planning two Disney trips at once! :dance3:

DiningPlanDevastator
06-17-2008, 10:48 AM
My wife and I are planning on going back to Disney in June 2009. I recently found out the first week may not be especially good. Looking at June 13-20!

What about decorating windows of your hotel room. We are planning on staying at Pop or Allstars, since we newlyweds on a budget.

My first post!

schmoopypoo
06-17-2008, 10:50 AM
We're planning on making it down first week of Dec. 2009 :woohoo: We're keeping our fingers crossed

mapmakerj
06-17-2008, 11:47 AM
The anticipation is killing me! I finally had to break down yesterday and just book my ressies for next year, June 12-15 ASmu and June 15-23 AKL CL. My DH just about lost his mind from my flip-flopping on the resorts and dates and he was very relieved to see I finally made up my mind.

Stitchfans
06-17-2008, 11:54 AM
Nov 30, 2009 here. 10 nights of nuttin' but mouse. Just 76 more weeks.

I too am curious how Stitchfans has already booked a flight. :confused:

Do tell?

I booked our flight through Priceline.com and got a decent deal. Needless to say we had to go with one stop, a lay over somewhere don't recall exactly but it is only an hour or so. No big deal. I figured I would book it now before the prices really sky rocketed big time.

soon like I said we can book our ADRs. then we are all set.:cool1:

shasess
06-17-2008, 02:33 PM
We are!!!! We just returned from our honeymoon at Disney on May 31st and I am now planning our next "family" trip with mine and my DH's family in August of 2009. I can't wait to go back!!!! :dance3:

slduck
06-17-2008, 09:27 PM
We are going for a week starting May 29th! :banana: Wow that is a long time away!

fortheboys
06-18-2008, 09:34 AM
I'm so glad I found this thread! My family thinks I'm nuts becuase I can't stop talking about our upcoming trip for the last week in Jan 09. We are taking both our sons who will be 5 and 2, and my parents will be joining us, and it is their 1st time there!
Nobody seems to think that there is any planning to do, and when I mention it (ohhh daily...) they keep telling me that it's months away - party poopers....Anyway, its nice to know that there are others that share my obsession with planning! :yay:

theemily
06-19-2008, 11:27 AM
I'm hoping to go either Jan or Feb of 2009 - I'm glad I'm not alone in planning it already, lol.

eyor44
06-19-2008, 11:36 AM
Now a couple of friends want me to come when they are in Orlando for training in June. Thinking I could help their husbands with the kids at WDW while they are in training. Should I make the sacrifice? WDW in May, June and Nov...... if only like were so perfect.

NewMom66
06-20-2008, 11:45 AM
Let's dance, dance, dance. I booked our rooms at BWI for April 2009 for 11 days. My DH thinks I'm crazy to start with all the planning and talking. I tried showing him my pre, pre itinerary and he was like Oh it's way too early. LOL What a stinker!!! He does love Disney though, and it was his suggestion to go back again.

patsytoland
06-21-2008, 11:48 PM
I am new here but thought I would throw in I am planning our 1st trip to Disney World in June 2010 and my mom is already sick of hearing me talk about it..:rotfl2:

angi_west
06-22-2008, 07:59 AM
Yep, planning my 1-2009 Disney vacation and thinking of renting points, too. I wouldn't say we're obsessed, just "organized":laughing:

crostorfer
06-22-2008, 08:49 AM
Let's dance, dance, dance. I booked our rooms at BWI for April 2009 for 11 days. My DH thinks I'm crazy to start with all the planning and talking. I tried showing him my pre, pre itinerary and he was like Oh it's way too early. LOL What a stinker!!! He does love Disney though, and it was his suggestion to go back again.

My husband is the same way! We just booked a FW Cabin for 7 days starting April 19th and I am so excited I'm dancing around the house!

MissMeliss
06-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Haha, yep, planning OCTOBER 2009 here! My familys first trip (Ive been to Tokyo Disney)
My mom and dad are paying for myself, DH, DS(4) DS(1) and my neice(10) to go. Im so excited!!:yay:

bytheblood
06-22-2008, 11:56 AM
I am planning December 2009. I do not look at it as obsession, but instead being prepared. We plan to stay at the Wilderness Lodge which is the busiest resort in December, therefore it is to our advantage to plan ahead. ;)

roscoepc1
06-22-2008, 12:49 PM
It's our entire family's first time ever! April 25-May 2 2009! I booked our hotel at Port Orleans Riverside, Alligator Bayou!:cool1: :banana: :dance3:

Checking into flights now...don't want to be screwed over by the oil price effect!

chip n dale fans
06-23-2008, 02:38 PM
im already planning our first trip for our little boy in 2010 or 2011!:lmao:

mickeystoontown
06-23-2008, 06:55 PM
Many many pages back, I posted that I was planning our May/June, 2009 trip. A trip to WDW has been an annual thing for eleven years now. But.....I had to cancel our May 29th through June 7, 2008 trip! I was just sick to my stomach but it couldn't be helped.

I unexpectedly got a job offer. More money, less work, equals less stress. Unfortunately, I had to start right away. My daughter is graduating her first year from missionary college in July so I couldn't very well tell my new boss that I had to take off for our Walt Disney World vacation AND take time off to travel to Georgia for my daughter's graduation.

So, more money, less stress, daughter's graduation equals cancelled Walt Disney World vacation.

I just started posting on the boards again. I know it sounds silly but I just couldn't make myself look at all the Disney information/posts. I am still sad.

Oh well, my new boss is super generous and loves to travel. Who knows....maybe I can talk him into paying for a Christmas Walt Disney World vacation! He has been known to pay for other employees' vacations. Even if that dream doesn't come true, I have already prepared him for the fact that come May/June, 2009, I will be gone to WDW!

I am counting down the days until the 2009 prices come out so that I can book a package.

BigGreen73
06-24-2008, 05:53 AM
I already posted on this thread, but had to post again. It's never too early to start, better to have an early idea and change as you go than wait until the last minute and forget something. My DW and I both talk about it and love WDW the same so all is good in our household! ;)

To date we have:

1. Decided on the resort. Pop here we come. :cloud9:
2. Decided on which TS/character meals we want to do. :thumbsup2
3. Puchased a new camera (Panasonic Lumix TZ5, what an awesome P&S camera.) :worship:
4. Purchased a new carry on bag. :thumbsup2
5. Made a pre-itinerary of which park per day based on est EMH hours & best parks via touringplans.com :surfweb:
6. Picked up some pins off e-bay for trading at the parks. :surfweb:

I think that's it. We started planning a few months ago for May 09.

emilyjasonberry
06-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Actually I have begun to plan a trip for 2010 for my family and my inlaws.
My wife has never been nor my in laws and my kids will be 5 and almost 4 then which I think is a good age for them to experience Disney World

mickeystoontown
06-24-2008, 03:03 PM
accidentallly unsubscribed myself from the threa. subbing again!

bytheblood
06-26-2008, 02:28 PM
Many many pages back, I posted that I was planning our May/June, 2009 trip. A trip to WDW has been an annual thing for eleven years now. But.....I had to cancel our May 29th through June 7, 2008 trip! I was just sick to my stomach but it couldn't be helped.

I unexpectedly got a job offer. More money, less work, equals less stress. Unfortunately, I had to start right away. My daughter is graduating her first year from missionary college in July so I couldn't very well tell my new boss that I had to take off for our Walt Disney World vacation AND take time off to travel to Georgia for my daughter's graduation.

So, more money, less stress, daughter's graduation equals cancelled Walt Disney World vacation.

I just started posting on the boards again. I know it sounds silly but I just couldn't make myself look at all the Disney information/posts. I am still sad.

Oh well, my new boss is super generous and loves to travel. Who knows....maybe I can talk him into paying for a Christmas Walt Disney World vacation! He has been known to pay for other employees' vacations. Even if that dream doesn't come true, I have already prepared him for the fact that come May/June, 2009, I will be gone to WDW!

I am counting down the days until the 2009 prices come out so that I can book a package.


Aww - I am sure you are very proud of your daughter. I don't know her and I sure am. That is a wonderful thing to graduate from. :hug:

bytheblood
06-26-2008, 02:30 PM
We are!!!! We just returned from our honeymoon at Disney on May 31st and I am now planning our next "family" trip with mine and my DH's family in August of 2009. I can't wait to go back!!!! :dance3:


Congratulations on your marriage. Going back to celebrate again in 2009 will make it all the more wonderful!!! :cloud9:

mickeystoontown
06-26-2008, 03:28 PM
Aww - I am sure you are very proud of your daughter. I don't know her and I sure am. That is a wonderful thing to graduate from. :hug:

Extremely proud! She goes to school year round. They take internet courses and travel at least four or five days a week. They come home only long enough to wash clothes, go to church and get ready for the next trip. Last week, she worked at a day camp for autistic children. The week before that, the worked at a day camp for underprivileged children. On the weekends they are actually home, she helps coach a team of handicapped children. The girl is busy!!!!! It makes Mama so proud! Thanks for the recognition!

airman
06-26-2008, 07:40 PM
DW and I are going in October for 8 days and I am already planning for 2009, I am doing a National Meeting at CSR in Feb. then meeting the family for 5 nights for a vacation. This the first time that I'm planning 2 trips at once, kind of fun!:tinker:

Happiest mommy
06-28-2008, 04:59 PM
I think planning is the best part, we got back a couple of weeks ago and began planning our next trip so I guess i'm obsessed too:cool1: :woohoo:


Me:surfweb:

DH:drive:

DDprincess:

(cookie):dog:


:disrocks: :dance3:

annie1995
06-28-2008, 05:00 PM
We haven't even gone on our 08 trip yet, and I'm already planning 09 :rotfl:

bennythepug
06-28-2008, 05:28 PM
having a can't wait kinda day !!!!:rotfl:

02AggieGirl
06-28-2008, 05:30 PM
We are planning on going toward the end of '09. I have already decided which resort we are staying in, made tentative plans for the days and a list of the possible restaurants. :lovestruc I wouldn't say I'm obsessed though! ;)

disneygrandmom2007
06-29-2008, 05:22 PM
From the day my DGS was born (May 2, 2007) we planned to take him to WDW as soon as he turned 2. So we settled on some dates and started planning for a May 2009 trip. But sometime in April, 2008, we decided it was silly to wait another year. So we quickly planned a trip and took Aidan (along with his Mommy and Daddy) to WDW for 5 days from June 2 - June 6, 2008. The 5 days flew by too quickly but Aidan had the time of his life! (He especially loved the parades!) So now we are planning Aidan's next trip to Disney. We will be at VWL from May 22 - May 31, 2009. My DD and I have already started discussing where we want our ADRs to be and counting down the days. It is never too soon to begin dreaming about and planning the next trip!:yay:

everydaymathchick
07-05-2008, 09:25 PM
Planning for Jan 2009 -- well really my sister is doing most of the planning and I'm coming along for the ride with her family! We're all super excited, and many of our conversations come back to what we want to do at WDW and stuff she's read on the disboards. :-) We'll be happy dancing for a while waiting for our trip, and it's sooooo worth the wait!

Fintastic
07-06-2008, 02:02 PM
We're going in 2009, but not till December. So it's hard to get excited at this point!

indiesgirl4ever
07-06-2008, 03:55 PM
i have to wait for 13more months! im going crazy

Candice30
07-06-2008, 07:09 PM
i have a trip in 2 weeks! can't believe it is finally here but already i am planning the 2009 trip and now that i have an AP....just might add a quick trip in october 2008.............i am definitely obsessed.

Ktharee
07-07-2008, 11:33 AM
Ready to book our September 09 trip as soon as the new rates come out!

naf917
07-07-2008, 01:34 PM
Just made my resverations for April 2009 today.

mickeystoontown
07-07-2008, 02:43 PM
Just made my resverations for April 2009 today.

At 2008 rates?

tinkfan355
07-07-2008, 11:38 PM
We are thinking about going in either January, Febuary, or November '09. :cool1: We have to use up our DVC points, so thats the main reason we're going, and because we LOVE it there! :goodvibes

TickledPink.
07-11-2008, 02:57 PM
:cool1: June 2009!!!:cool1:

We're (My DH and I) planning on going June 6-13, I've been to WDW each June the past 2 years but this will be our first time staying onsite.

We're still deciding between AKL, CR, or CSR but reading the posts on the board have really helped answer all of my questions so far!

I find myself reading the boards for hours! I think I may be addicted!

June can't come soon enough!

:yay::yay: :yay:

~disneydiva~
07-11-2008, 03:33 PM
My husband and I are going January 21- February 1 2009. I can't wait!!!!!!:woohoo: :mickeyjum

troobabiee7
07-11-2008, 03:34 PM
I'm so glad we're not the only ones already planning our summer '09 trip!

richycp2009
07-11-2008, 03:47 PM
My family (and extended family) are going back to Disney Feb. '09 ( I don't even have the exact dates yet). Is it too soon to be talking obsessively?! Anyone else prepared to do the happy dance for 12+ months with me?!:yay: :cool1: :cheer2:



Well Im traveling to WDW in october and I started planning in January and it is always better to plan in advance, just to start my plane tickets cost half price than now because oil prices werent so high at the time

BellaSoleil
07-11-2008, 04:25 PM
We booked the 2nd week of January today! We will be staying at WL this time. Hooray!

Wingedheart
07-11-2008, 04:29 PM
Not only are we planning December 2009 for Christmas and DH's 40th Birthday...

We're also planning October 2010 for my 40th Birthday!!

:woohoo:

eyor44
08-04-2008, 08:57 AM
We are currently booked for the WL Villas for June 7-13, 2009, but are hoping to move to the OKW. Gotta wait for the 7 month window to make the change. 12 of us going, three families, each with a 6 year old (by then). Are we nuts? We promised the guys they could golf a couple of times.

ILuvTigger
08-06-2008, 05:56 PM
I am dancing with all of you!! :dance3: I have 2009 planned too, well for the most part. Dh and I are taking our daughter (17th birthday) in Feb 09 (5 nights SSR), land and sea Sept 09 (7 nights AKV), and Oct 09 anniversary getaway (5 nights AKV). I can't wait!!

Sheribo
08-07-2008, 08:35 AM
March 15-22, 2009 at SSR This is a no park trip so we spend our time enjoying all the free stuff that happens at each resort. Movies by the pool, Electric light parade, Wishes from the deck at the Contemporary, Campfire at WL and hopefully another space shuttle launch if NASA cooperates. The teens spend countless hours at Disney Quest and adults take the lovely walking path to OKW for breakfast. It goes right past the Tree Houses and I'm curious to see them up close before they tear them down (rumor).

:drive: On the road again. :drive:

Disneydonnam
08-07-2008, 08:40 AM
My husband thinks I am crazy. We haven't even gone on our two trips this yr and I am already making next yrs. plan

Fintastic
08-07-2008, 08:30 PM
We booked our room tonight!

Now...we just have to sit back and wait 15 months. Ugh.

poohfriend77
08-08-2008, 06:51 AM
I'm so happy to be back on the Dis boards! DH and I decided last night to go ahead with plans for an early Dec. '09 trip, so I can officially let the obsessing... I mean PLANNING begin.:cool1:

Dawn68PA
08-08-2008, 07:49 AM
We are planning Dec 4-12, 2009. First trip for DH & I alone. Planning to stay at CR, CL, MK view. We won't be able to book until after our November trip of this year so I hope there are still rooms left :angel:

Deemarch
08-08-2008, 07:55 AM
We now have reservations and airfare for Sept 24 - 27, 2008 (to go to MNSSHP), Dec 13 - 17, 2008 (to go to MVMCP, etc.), Feb 15 - 18, 2009 (going with Disney Freak Friends).:cool1:

We also have reservations & airfare for a trip to Key West for a week in May 2008. We discovered Key West on a Disney Cruise last November!!:thumbsup2

We are planning a week in AKV with our DD, DSIL & DGK's in Sept 2009, an Adventure's by Disney trip to the Grand Canyon in May 2010 and November 2010 for a week at OKW for our 10th wedding anniversary! :hug:

To be perfectly honest, I have not thought about 2011 yet...HMMMM, where to go....:rotfl:

momandseandodisney
08-08-2008, 08:03 AM
Just booked our Sept 19/2009 cruise. gonna book a Nov 2009 land trip soon :thumbsup2

SoScary'09
08-09-2008, 12:43 PM
Dude, it's never too early to start planning. We won't be there until Halloween '09 and we've gotta get the financial stuff sorted and reservations made^^ Big trips take big planning.

*Here's for early Happy Dancing!*

ChanStrong
08-12-2008, 11:39 PM
No, not too early. That's what I've been doing for our Feb. 09 trip. At least it's keeping me busy until Fall semester starts.

Wild4Walt
08-16-2008, 11:45 AM
Yes, for some time in Feb 09.

kimis
08-16-2008, 04:41 PM
We will be at POR from 1/26-2/4! I am already planning too. Never too early. LOL

eyor44
08-17-2008, 08:02 PM
Okay, we are going this Nov for the family w/Gram along. Going next June 09 with two other families we are real good friends with. Staying in a villa. Right now at WL, with a 2-bed and studio. Hoping to change to OKW and a 3-bed so we can all be together.
and maybe, just maybe I will be there mid May for some training. Got prior approval to attend if the funding is available.
Definitly changing my tixs to AP when I get there in Nov.

Last night one friend said, oh I hope you don't get tired of Disney. All I could do was stare at her. Tired of Disney? Is that possible?

tinkjess3
08-17-2008, 08:29 PM
My husband and I will be there 3/5-3/12 at POR!!! Cant wait!

mickeystoontown
08-18-2008, 10:13 AM
Well, we've been home just a day from a week long stay at Walt Disney World. While we were there, we were planning our 2009 trip., We stayed at the CBR in one of the new Nemo themed rooms.

On our day off, we headed over to the Wilderness Lodge to check it out. We originally had booked a stay at the Wilderness Lodge but had to cancel because our daughter was injured while on a missionary trip. We walked all around resort and looked at their small counter service area. While we thought the resort was beautiful, in all honesty, I am glad that we didn't spend the extra money to stay there. I don't know if it just didn't appeal to us because we live in a log home and our landscaping is very similar to the WL???? We just didn't feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

So, that afternoon, we decided to check out Pop Century which is where we would have stayed had our brother and sister in law gone with us. We were very leery about our possible stay there so we wanted to see what the resort had to offer.

Our main concerns about Pop Century were the room size and the bus stops. We walked around the resort grounds and asked one of the mousekeepers if we could look at one of the rooms. She said she had to ask one of her supervisors who just happened to be just around the corner. They were very accommodating and were glad to show us a room that had just been checked out of and cleaned. The rooms didn't see to be that much smaller than those at the CBR even though I know they are.

The bus stops weren't that bad either. I like the way they are set up like a line for an attraction. I prefer those type of lines instead of people running up in front of you to get on a bus.

So........we've decided to book our 2009 stay at Pop Century. It'll be a nice change from the CBR (have stayed there 3 times) and I can now rest easy about the room size and bus situation.

Never to early to plan a WDW vacation!

Wingedheart
08-18-2008, 11:11 AM
We love POP! The food court is awesome, the shopping is great and the buses are fab - you don't share resort bussing so it's quite efficient!

I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay there!:hippie:

Fintastic
08-18-2008, 01:17 PM
We're going to try Pop next year too!

SplashMtnCrew
08-18-2008, 01:28 PM
We've already book/paid/planned our 2009 trip :banana:

And to be total honest, we've already begun planning our January 2010 to the YC :cheer2: hopefully club level :woohoo:

dhertz
08-18-2008, 08:22 PM
DW and I are planning our Dec 09 trip right now.

lpstorm316
08-29-2008, 11:40 AM
I'm planning on going in November of 2009 with my family and I can't wait