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VailaTigger
06-19-2009, 04:16 PM
I’ve been reading a few of the trip reports, and pre-trip reports, and have been inspired to… put pen to paper so to speak. Fingers to keyboard I guess would be the correct term.

As I’m reading other reports and looking at the photos, I keep thinking “oh I’d forgotten about that bit!” and getting more excited about going back! (Listening to DIS radio at the moment, how sad am I!) :lmao:

A bit of history…
I’ve been lucky enough to have been 3 times before with DH, 2001, 2003, 2005. The pattern was interrupted rudely by a divorce, but hey, these things happen. Life has moved on and improved, and finances are finally getting back on track. Now living with DBF, and his two DS’s stay with us every weekend. None of them have been to anything Disney before, never mind WDW, and I’m trying to pass on my excitement! I just KNOW they are all going to love it.

The cast:
Me: 38 year old WDW fan. Trying not to mention the trip too much and be completely unbearable to the rest of the family. Will be 39 by the time we go.
DBF: 41 year old, not a fan yet, but really likes the look of the water parks and some of the rides! Has wanted to visit since being a kid. Will be 42 when we go.
DS1: 11 year old, excited but playing it cool. Will be 12 when we go.
DS2: 7 year old, really doesn’t comprehend it all, just delighted that the hotel will have a pool. :lmao: Will be 8 when we go.

We popped into our local Disney store last weekend, and I saw all 3 of them light up and go “oh LOOK!” at something, so that seems promising! :thumbsup2

Our plans so far…
We’ve booked with VH (yes, I know, I know – but it just seemed less hassle this time…). 2 weeks in April 2010, at the school holidays. Flying direct from Glasgow to Orlando return, and staying at Pop Century. I flew with Virgin the 1st time, and had no complaints, and since I’m going with 3 newbies, 2 of them rather young and who haven’t flown further than the middle of England, it just seemed much less hassle to fly direct, and with an airline which apparently has plenty of entertainment… I’ve not stayed at POP before, but have stayed at other value hotels, so have no worries about this, I think it will be fine. Not sure how we’ll all cope with being in the one room, I guess that will just mean early nights and early mornings! But then that’s good for getting round the parks before they get busy, and we can have a siesta or pool time in the afternoons. We have included the hire car in the package, even though we’ll use the Disney buses or Monorail most of the time, it’s nice to know it’s there for whenever we want it. I love the Disney transport, all feels like part of the fun to me.

Have paid half of what we owe to VH, the other half should be saved up by October.

Nothing else bought or booked yet, but planning on getting 14 day tickets for us all, and at the moment the Disney site itself looks to be the cheapest! Won’t have the ticket and excursion money saved until January, so just keeping an eye on prices in the mean time. I think the only other park we plan to do is Sea World (apart from the whole Disney shebang, including the 4 parks, 2 water parks, DTD, Disney Quest and the mini golf!!). I think the boys will like it at Sea World, they love animals. Also planning to take them to Cirque du Soleil, to Boggy Creek Airboats, to the Titanic exhibition (DBF will love that), to a mall or two, and perhaps some things on International Drive – can see what we feel like about ID once we’re there!

Hopefully we’ll catch most of the parades and fireworks, they are in my plan, but I’ll double check times and dates in January. Fireworks make awesome memories, those will last a lifetime.

At the moment, our chosen eateries are: Rainforest Café, Tusker House, House of Blues, Boma, Planet Hollywood, Mama Melroses, T-Rex, Nine Dragons, Hollywood Brown Derby, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Sci-Fi Dine in OR Rainforest Café again. Plus a few off-the-cuff visits to the likes of the Tangierine Café, the Noodle Station, Sweet Tomatoes, Ghirardelli’s etc. ADR time will be January, so plenty of time to research and change our basic plan if we need to. The three boys are all carnivores, but I’m veggie, which unfortunately limits our choices of restaurants a little. Will get a proper plan from the Disney Gods (Simon and Susan Veness) nearer the time!

So, how do you guys think I’m doing so far? Think I’m doing DBF and the two DS’s proud for their first visit? It’ll take us years to be able to save up enough to do this again, I’m sure!! I’m saving as many air miles as I can, so perhaps DBF and myself will be able to squeeze in a cheap(er) trip a year or so after this one (assuming he likes it!). Not sure how it would go down though, if we didn’t take the boys, wouldn’t want to upset them…

Just read back through this… nowhere near as good as Kevin Stringer’s trip reports!! They have me howling with laughter. I get really funny looks from my colleagues in an otherwise quiet office.

I'll keep you posted on developments, although they'll be sporadic until that magic 90 day window opens up...

Have a magical day ya all !! :lmao::goodvibes

Edit - added a couple of photos from 2005. (I hope... if I've done it right...)

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c349/Smurf_1971/IMG_1325.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c349/Smurf_1971/IMG_1360.jpg

Pugsly
06-19-2009, 04:36 PM
Doin' great Vaila!

I especially like the 'twang you added at the end (ya'all!) ;)

tony64
06-19-2009, 04:37 PM
Sounds like a plan to me.:thumbsup2

florida sun
06-20-2009, 11:42 AM
Great pre trip report, well done, it all sounds fantastic:goodvibes

irongirlof12
06-20-2009, 12:16 PM
ahhh, great plans. looking forward to seeing how your trip evolves over time :cool1:

VailaTigger
06-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Thanks guys! :goodvibes

Pinky166
06-21-2009, 02:10 PM
Your plans sound fab, I am sure the three newbies will love it! :banana: I look forward to reading more updates as you get nearer. :thumbsup2

VailaTigger
08-20-2009, 07:51 AM
My planning was kind of put to one side for a while (apart from reading the DIS boards every lunchtime at work ;) ), because of summer holidays, and busy busy busy weekends. I don't know where the time goes...

Anyway...

Nothing else bought yet, still saving up to pay off the balance to VH. Summer holls and other things this year have been eating into the savings... :sad1: Now need a concerted effort to get back on track, or some things may need to get dropped from the plan. Sea World and La Nouba are probably the more expensive "extras" that I added to the plan. However, I wasn't planning on buying park tickets until we were in 2010 so I'll just need to see how the savings are doing by then.

Good news though, I'll be able to book all my ADR's when the 180 day window opens up again on the 27th of October! :yay: That will be us 157 days out, so I should be able to just sit online until they are all done! A little worried that the online system will have a hairy fit because there are bound to be more folks like me, just poised and ready to pounce, but I guess I'll cope with that if it happens. Between now and then, I need to just double check with DBF that he's happy with my restaurant choices, and also project savings to see if we can manage to eat at Disney every day!!

Oh well... back to work for now... Gotta do something to pay for my Disney fix! :lmao:

suzycute
08-20-2009, 04:56 PM
I missed your report first time round but sounds like you have a great trip in the making! :thumbsup2

VailaTigger
10-04-2009, 10:43 AM
To celebrate it only being 6 months till we go, all 4 of us had a "disney dinner" on Friday! Mickey head shaped pizzas, Mickey head shaped pasta, with extras like tomato & mascarpone sauce, garlic bread, and coke. :cool1::cool1: All 4 of us really enjoyed it!

Below is the current draft of our plans... I'm afraid the finances have taken such a battering this year that a couple of things have had to be dropped. Things we can easily add back in once we're there if we have a bit more disposable income, or feel like putting the credit card into meltdown! :lmao:

Friday - fly out
Saturday - collect hire car / explore hotel, pools, monorail / DTD / Rainforest Cafe for dinner
Sunday - AK / Tusker house for lunch
Monday - Epcot / Kouzzina at the Boardwalk for dinner
Tuesday - rest day - water park. Or mini golf, or explore other resorts. DTD and House of Blues for dinner
Wednesday - Epcot or MK. Dinner at Boma, AKL
Thursday - rest day - air boats, Titanic exhibition. DTD and Earl of Sandwich for dinner
Friday - MK. Noodle station for lunch, Sweet Tomatoes for dinner
Saturday - HS. Mama Melrose's for dinner, Fantasmic package
Sunday 11th - rest day - malls or International drive or explore other resorts. DTD and T-rex for dinner
Monday - Epcot in the morning, chill in the pool in the afternoon, then back to Epcot, Nine Dragons for dinner, and Illuminations
Tuesday - rest day - water park. Or mini golf, or explore other resorts. DTD and Planet Hollywood for dinner
Wednesday - MK in the morning, chill in the pool in the afternoon, then back to MK for Tony's Town Square Restaurant for dinner, and Spectromagic and Wishes
Thursday - free day to return to either HS or AK. Sci Fi Dine In for dinner before packing cases in the evening.
Friday - check bags in at DTD, then head to MK or Epcot till it's time to head to the airport for our flight home! :sad2:

This is just the basic framework, I've included more of the parades and things in the parks for my own plan, which I didn't feel necessary to include on here. We have plans to head out for a bumper breakfast outside of Disney on some of our rest days too.

Don't think our plans will change much, unless I don't get the ADRs I want - I'll find out at the end of this month! Main focus at the moment is just paying for it all... Should be OK according to my latest forecasting! :lmao:

I've started a packing list, so I don't forget too much, and we found a website selling off crocs at a knock-down sale price, so 4 pairs of those have been purchased! DBF, DS1 and DS2 will get theirs as part of their Xmas presents.

Still to get another couple of suitcases, but that's for next month.

This month I gotta get passports for DBF and me! :lmao:
Then contact the Venesses :worship: for our touring plan when I have my ADRs in place.

It's all coming together...
26 weeks to go! :cool1:

Tarra for now...
VailaTigger
x

Pegasus928
10-05-2009, 03:08 AM
All sounds great so far. I can't wait to hear how your nebies find it all. :thumbsup2

VailaTigger
10-05-2009, 07:46 AM
Thank you! I'm excited about that myself... ;)

I've always started my WDW holidays in the MK, but the busy day guides don't work for this trip unfortunately... We might venture that way on our first Saturday on the monorail, see how busy it really is... :scared1:

DD11 was leaping around the kitchen with joy on Friday evening when he found out there could be Mickey head waffles for breakfast :lmao:

DD7 also keeps telling me he's going to do that "stream thing" with me when we go. He means the lazy river at the water parks, as I've told them I'm not doing the big rides in TL or BB, I'm not a big fan of water. Both boys have said they'd come on the lazy river with me instead. :lmao:

DBF is trying to help with the planning and organising, and is doing fine. Although he did start to read the Brit's guide, but then got overwhelmed! However, he's been dipping in to it, and it was him who wanted to go to some big breakfast places, so that's now on the plan.

179 days to go :cheer2:

SusanEllen
10-05-2009, 02:53 PM
So, how do you guys think I’m doing so far? . . . Just read back through this… nowhere near as good as Kevin Stringer’s trip reports!! They have me howling with laughter.

I think you're doing just fine. And about matching Kevin's Trip Reports, don't worry about it--none of us can! But it does give us something to shoot for (not that I'm suggesting anyone shoot at Kevin!!) Just a little aside: Pugsly, the first to reply to your thread, is the Stringers' friend Sharon in Kevin's reports and I am their friend Susan and we can tell you that even though Kevin's stories often seem outrageous they're usually fairly accurate tellings of what really happened! If you think reading about his adventures are fun . . .

Have a great time introducing the World to your traveling companions, then tell us all about it.

Pooh's-Honey-Pot
10-05-2009, 04:19 PM
Ohh I am loving your planning! Good luck getting your ADR's - you have some great ones picked!!:thumbsup2

VailaTigger
10-27-2009, 03:21 PM
I DID IT!!! I DID IT!!! I DID IT!!!

Tried to book my ADRs online today, but the online system fell over this morning, and hasn't been back up since... Kept trying all day, and then finally gave in and called...

Eventually got through on the phone, after trying for 30 mins to connect. Waited in the system for 25 mins to speak to a CM, and then spoke to a lovely lady. She found my resort reservation, and when we got to the first dining reservation, Disney IT in their wisdom bummed out all the CM's to update something! AARRGGHH!

Called back 20 mins later, only 5 mins to get connected, and then a 10 minute wait to speak to a CM. Spoke to a different, but equally lovely lady, and 45 minutes later, I had all the reservations I wanted, for the times I wanted!! Awesome!

:banana::banana::banana::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Rainforest Cafe
Tusker House (Nemo priority seating)
Kouzzina
House of Blues
Boma
Mama Melroses (Fantasmic package)
T-Rex
Nine Dragons
Planet Hollywood
Tony's Town Square Restaurant
Sci Fi Dine In

Cost me a ruddy fortune on the phone though :scared1:

I also sent off our passport applications on Monday. :thumbsup2

Now I can get a proper Itinerary from the Venesses :worship: Wonder how much it will match mine so far :lmao:

Then next on the list is reorganising the hire car slightly, and calling to book the Magical Express.

Stay tuned folks! Vx

VailaTigger
11-25-2009, 10:40 AM
Dunno how to change the thread title to say update... but here's one anyway.

Car hire pickup changed to the Dolphin, the morning after we arrive.
DME booked online.
Cat booked into the cattery!

Two payments to go to pay off the holiday package :cool1:

Can order our park tickets in Feb on the card, pay them off in March.
Will order some dollars in March too on the card, pay them off JUST before we go in April. (Will be able to make up our Mousekeeping envelopes before we go, looking forward to that!)

Our new passports arrived in under a week, which was rather impressive! ESTA and API will be done after Xmas, when I get my hands on the DS's passports...

Just about to investigate, and probably order, a plan from Simon and Susan!

Also considering calling the bank and credit card company to let them know my travel dates... too early?

Just over 18 WEEKS TO GO!!! :cool1::yay::yay::yay:

Vx

natalielongstaff
11-25-2009, 01:54 PM
your trip plans sound great, we love staying at Pop :thumbsup2

wicket2005
12-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Sounds exciting and fantastic showing the place to newbies who just don't know how good it is.

VailaTigger
12-21-2009, 07:36 AM
Thanks for all your replies and comments, it's lovely to think that there are people out there reading my ramblings! :thumbsup2

One small payment to go at the start of January, then the package is all paid off!

Hoping Santa will be good to me, and help me out by bringing me some travel items and guide books ;)

There won't be much in the way of updates until Feb or Mar probably, when I will get park tickets, get some dollars, get even more excited than I am already, and get panicking that there's something I've missed!!

Hope everyone has an awesome Festive Season!
:goodvibes

VailaTigger
x

VailaTigger
01-12-2010, 09:56 AM
:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:
Virgin package paid off! (flights, hotel, car hire)

:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:
Bought my 14 day Ultimate tickets!!

If you collect Air Miles (the real ones :) ) then you can use these to get a discount on Disney Tickets through Keith Prowse Attraction Tickets.

Phone up Air Miles and tell them which tickets you want, they liase with Keith Prowse, and you get a £60 discount for each 1000 miles you use!

I've just got a discount of £390 on 4x14 day Ultimate tickets for our April trip. :thumbsup2

Used quite a lot of miles, but they've been sitting there for years just waiting for the right offer to come along (and it hasn't yet), so I had no worries about using them to get a huge discount on my Disney fun. The discount also REALLY helps us with paying for food etc when we're there!

:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:
Santa also brought me the Brit's Guide 2010, The Unofficial Guide 2010, travel hair straighteners, and travel scales!

:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
The best bit though, is that DBF is now DF after he proposed on Christmas Day! :cloud9: A real reason for celebration when we're there.
Keep it a little shhhhhh just now though, *** DS7 & DS12 (and their mummy) don't know yet!

The plan now is to collect DS's passports from their mummy (this weekend hopefully) - then do ESTA and API - and buy some dollars, though that bit won't be till the beginning of March.

Oooooo it's getting so close now, I'm really having to keep a lid on the excitement! 11 weeks to go!

VailaTigger
x

disney_princess_85
01-12-2010, 10:31 AM
What a great update! Congratulations on getting engaged. :goodvibes

VailaTigger
01-27-2010, 03:26 AM
ESTA and API all done! :thumbsup2 And printed out, just in case.

Amazing how "on edge" you feel doing the ESTA forms, when there really isn't anything to worry about at all, but you can't help thinking "what if they don't approve my application??"

Just over 9 weeks to go!!! :banana:
Last week, DS7 was sat beside me at dinner time, and bounced up and down in his seat saying "I can't wait for 10 weeks!" so I bounced up and down in mine and said "neither can I !!" :lmao:

Is it wrong that I'm starting to stockpile clothes and toiletries etc already?

Have also just realised that I've called the two DS's "DD" in a previous thread - oops! I'll get the hang of these abbreviations eventually.

scottish mum
01-27-2010, 04:29 AM
Just found this thread, First congratulations on your engagement. Your pland seem to be coming along nicely, I bet the boys will have a great time. Its never too early to start getting things ready for packing. I don't go until Oct and I've just been through the next summer catalogue choosing what I will be buying for our holiday

mark&sue
01-30-2010, 07:11 AM
Congratulations on your engagement.

not that long to go now


susan

VailaTigger
02-15-2010, 07:38 AM
OMG it's getting close now! :cool1:

And I'm keeping a lid on my mounting excitement, otherwise I'll do DF's nut in! :lmao:

I don't really have much more in the way of news to post... just been working out the logistics of getting us all to the airport, and home again, and getting some taxi prices. And writing out my packing list properly. And stockpiling toiletries... :thumbsup2

But I've just looked at the calendar properly... and it's 2 weeks to my birthday (which is lovely), but once it gets to my birthday, it's only 4.5 weeks till we GO!!! :banana:

I'm just so stupidly excited, I had to share...
46 days to go!!!!

Pegasus928
02-15-2010, 09:58 AM
OMG it's getting close now! :cool1:

And I'm keeping a lid on my mounting excitement, otherwise I'll do DF's nut in! :lmao:

I don't really have much more in the way of news to post... just been working out the logistics of getting us all to the airport, and home again, and getting some taxi prices. And writing out my packing list properly. And stockpiling toiletries... :thumbsup2

But I've just looked at the calendar properly... and it's 2 weeks to my birthday (which is lovely), but once it gets to my birthday, it's only 4.5 weeks till we GO!!! :banana:

I'm just so stupidly excited, I had to share...
46 days to go!!!!

If you weren't getting excited by this stage I would be worried for you.

I noticed in one of your earlier posts that you didn't know how to change the title of a thread to update it. I don't know if you have figured it out yet but just in case you haven't...

1. Go to your original post in that thread.
2. Click 'Edit'
3. Click 'Go advanced' At this point you will see that the title has now become available to edit or change.
4. Make your changes then save :thumbsup2

VailaTigger
02-16-2010, 10:43 AM
If you weren't getting excited by this stage I would be worried for you.

I noticed in one of your earlier posts that you didn't know how to change the title of a thread to update it. I don't know if you have figured it out yet...

Most people worry about me because I AM getting excited :lmao:

And THANK YOU!! No, I hadn't worked it out...

fizz13
02-19-2010, 02:50 AM
Oh wow, I can so feel your excitement and it's contagious, I am so excited for you! Your newbies are going to be blown away when they get there, I love taking newbies and sharing the moment with them. A massive congratulations on your engagement, what an awesome Xmas present for you :-). I am so looking forward to reading about your trip. Oh btw, did my first stay at pop in august and I loved loved it! The theming is fabulous and I loved it so much am taking my kids in December, over a moderate, it's that much fun, you're all gonna love it. Can't wait to read more x

buzz for boys
02-19-2010, 05:55 AM
Fantastic - Your excitement is contagious and I love the bouncing on the chair with ds :banana::banana:

6 weeks is sooooooooo close and you will be on that plane in no time !!!

VailaTigger
02-19-2010, 07:34 AM
Thank you for your lovely comments!! :)

And Fizz - I'm looking forward to writing more too! :thumbsup2

VailaTigger
03-02-2010, 07:13 AM
31 days to go!!! :cool1:

Even DF is getting excited now ;)

I've organised the travel money through FairFX - our cash dollars arrived today, the card is on order and should arrive in a week or so, and the rest of the money I can either load onto the card while there, or just use my normal credit card and pay it off when we come home.

The birthday fairy left me some things I was wanting to get before we go, and some money to get the rest, I'm a lucky girl. :thumbsup2

The mousekeeping envelopes are printed out and cut up, and stuck together - DS12 and I spent a fun afternoon doing that!

Room request has been made through Virgin, and a new invoice is winging it's way to me with that included :thumbsup2

Taxi TO the airport is booked, taxi FROM the airport for when we come home :sad1: is still to be booked, but DF is on the case.

And we've just about got all the paperwork sorted that we might need for taking kids with us who aren't mine.

My spray tan is booked for the evening before we leave! :lmao: Being a Scots lass, I'm rather pale... and prefer to be even just a little bit tanned before the legs appear in shorts for the first time in about 5 years!

NEARLY THERE!!!! :banana::banana::banana:

Just waiting for a few things to be delivered in the post.

Suitcases are in the study, with a few bits in them already, and packing list is written, and up on the wall. And I keep remembering things and adding to it! It's a good job I don't pack at the last minute, there's no way I'd take everything I needed.

I'm just itching to go now... it's soooooooooo close, but still so far away...

Cheers for now,
VailaTigger
x

joolz1910
03-02-2010, 08:10 AM
I've just caught up with this. Congratulations on your engagement.:goodvibes I loved all of your excitement in the build up to your trip - 1 month to go!!!!:banana::banana::banana::banana:

VailaTigger
03-04-2010, 07:43 AM
Thanks everyone for reading, and posting such lovely comments! :thumbsup2

Thought I would share a phone conversation which DF recounted to me last night...
He was booking the taxi from the airport when we get home. (Some of the boring bits are missed out)

Lovely taxi lady - Hello, *** taxis, how can I help?
DF - I would like to book a taxi from Glasgow Airport on our return from holiday? I sent you an email last week for a quote.
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, I have that here, and the quote should be about right. What time is your flight landing?
DF - 09.35
Lovely taxi lady - OK, and what's the flight number?
DF - VS***
Lovely taxi lady - thanks, that's great. And where are you going?
DF - Disney World.
Lovely taxi lady - sounds fantastic, but I doubt we'd be able to get you there by taxi... I meant where would you like us to take you when you land at Glasgow Airport again?
DF (with much embarrassment) - Oh, sorry... *** via ***
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, that's a bit easier than Disney. That's you all booked, I'll text you the details, and just call us when your plane lands and we'll make sure your taxi will be waiting for you.


ROFL!!! :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: Looks like DF is catching the Disney bug and he's not even been yet ;) The pixie dust is working ;)

VailaTigger
x

VailaTigger
03-15-2010, 04:30 AM
18 SLEEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

... and believe it or not, I think I'm organised!!

I think we've bought everything we need to, paperwork and official bits all sorted, money sorted (apart from putting a bit more on the FairFx card just before we go), and I'm half packed... DF and DSx2 will start to pack this coming weekend.

Just waiting for things to be delivered:-
Plan of attack from Simon and Susan
Park tickets :scared1:
Virgin travel documents :scared1:

It's got to that stage where it's so close I can FEEL it... but there isn't much more I can do until the final pack just before we go.

I just need to sit and wait. Which is impossible! :lmao:

Right. Off to check the WDW weather. Again. :thumbsup2

VailaTigger
x

VailaTigger
03-22-2010, 08:32 AM
11 sleeps.....

And I'm going to call Virgin to ask where my travel documents are, and Air Miles to ask where my park tickets are...

:mad::mad:

darthtatty
03-22-2010, 09:39 AM
yay not long to go :cool1:

Im would be so excited like you and really nervous too.
Hope your tickets come soon.xxxx:wizard:

Sounds like youve got some great plans, cant wait to here all about it when you get back.xxx

VailaTigger
03-23-2010, 08:21 AM
Called both Virgin and Air Miles yesterday...

Got a nice Indian gentleman at Virgin :rolleyes: who informed me that the tickets had not been sent... :eek: but that he would request that they were sent 1st class that day, and if I hadn't got them by Friday to call again...
I was fully expecting to have to chase again, but they arrived today! :woohoo: my other half called to tell me that it was all there, the whole package, dated yesterday.
:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 for Virgin!!

Air Miles were helpful too, their supplier apparently sends the tickets to them special delivery 7-10 days before departure, then they send them to me by special delivery and call me to tell me they're coming... Not got anything from them yet, but fully prepared to rattle their cage again on Friday if I need to. ;)

TEN SLEEPS!!!! :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

Pugsly
03-23-2010, 09:17 AM
I can't believe the time is almost here!

Your excitement is certainly contagious! I want to go!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful time and ENJOY!

fizz13
03-23-2010, 10:11 AM
Thanks everyone for reading, and posting such lovely comments! :thumbsup2

Thought I would share a phone conversation which DF recounted to me last night...
He was booking the taxi from the airport when we get home. (Some of the boring bits are missed out)

Lovely taxi lady - Hello, *** taxis, how can I help?
DF - I would like to book a taxi from Glasgow Airport on our return from holiday? I sent you an email last week for a quote.
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, I have that here, and the quote should be about right. What time is your flight landing?
DF - 09.35
Lovely taxi lady - OK, and what's the flight number?
DF - VS***
Lovely taxi lady - thanks, that's great. And where are you going?
DF - Disney World.
Lovely taxi lady - sounds fantastic, but I doubt we'd be able to get you there by taxi... I meant where would you like us to take you when you land at Glasgow Airport again?
DF (with much embarrassment) - Oh, sorry... *** via ***
Lovely taxi lady - no problem, that's a bit easier than Disney. That's you all booked, I'll text you the details, and just call us when your plane lands and we'll make sure your taxi will be waiting for you.


ROFL!!! :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: Looks like DF is catching the Disney bug and he's not even been yet ;) The pixie dust is working ;)

VailaTigger
x

:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
That actually made me choke on my drink as i was laughing so much, love it!!

VailaTigger
03-25-2010, 08:26 AM
:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
That actually made me choke on my drink as i was laughing so much, love it!!

:lmao: thanks Claire!

8 days to go now.... :cool1::cheer2:

STILL waiting for the park tickets though :scared1: WHY OH WHY OH WHY do companies leave it SO close to your departure date to send things out? I ordered and paid for them on the 12th of January! :mad:

VailaTigger
03-31-2010, 03:22 PM
2 SLEEPS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana::banana::banana::banana:

I think I'm all ready...
All packed
All documents in a folder, and copied (twice), and scanned.
House almost clean (what I'm supposed to be doing just now, but I'm on here LOL!)

EVENTUALLY got something for park tickets. Instead of sending me the tickets (which they said they'd do all along), I got an e-ticket from them yesterday, with the WDW logo on the top, and I have to go and collect them myself! Not happy with this service, although I've seen people on here do it this way, and it seems to be OK...:scared1: Too late now if it's not!

The two DS's arrive tomorrow, and DF will finish packing with them (they are half packed as it is).
I'm going to try to do online check in before I leave work early to take the cat to the cattery, meet a friend for a quick coffee, then get my fake tan done before heading home again!

Taxi comes on Friday morning at 10am to take us to the airport! :cool1:
It's going to be a long day though, before we reach Pop Century.

I've been SO busy at work, I still can't quite believe that I've only got one day left before I head off... REALLY looking forward to some fun in the warm sunshine after all the stress and snow I've had here for the past few weeks!

Won't have that much web access while away, but I will write if I can. Will also try to take a note of what we do each day to write a trippy when we get back.

:dance3: Zip ah dee doo dah, Zip a dee ay...:dance3:

VailaTigger
x

fav_is_tink
04-01-2010, 05:02 AM
:woohoo::woohoo:Nearly time! Have a great holiday and can't wait to reading your TR when you get back:banana::banana:

Pugsly
04-01-2010, 01:07 PM
As I read this, you have likely finished your last day of work and are bouncing in your chair at dinner. :tigger:

Have a fab time, take lots of pics, and have a Mickey-shaped rice krispie treat for me, please.

VailaTigger
04-23-2010, 05:14 AM
Home!!

Had a fabulous holiday, was delayed for 4 days getting home (think I was one of the lucky ones), and still pretty jet-lagged!

Will do a bit of a trippy when I get a chance. After the mountain of laundry, dealing with insurance forms and claims for money back from delayed flights, sorting out photos and videos etc etc etc...

My 3 newbies LOVED it, as I knew they would. :rotfl2: DF even suggested going back for a "Disneymoon"!

Pegasus928
04-23-2010, 05:21 AM
Hi - glad to hear you got back OK - albeit a little later than planned.

Also great that your newbies enjoyed it all as much as you hoped thy would. Really looking forward to seeing your trip report and pics when you get time to do one.

Welcome home :thumbsup2

fav_is_tink
04-23-2010, 06:53 AM
:woohoo:Welcome home! Glad you all had a great time despite the rather lengthy delays.

Looking forward to your TR after you get :laundy: and paperwork all sorted out:cheer2:

Ware Bears
04-24-2010, 03:38 PM
Welcome back :wave2: glad you're now safely home :goodvibes looking forward to yiour trippie.