View Full Version : A Lot Of Firsts!!

07-10-2009, 07:13 PM
This is my first post here on DisBoards! My name is Jessica. On June 29th I went to Disney World for the very first time in my life (I am 25) It was also the first trip for both of my boys (4 & 2) It was actually a Make-A-Wish trip for my 4 year old. Well needless to say after waiting my entire life to meet the big cheese... I fell in love.. just as I expected to! Sooo I joined the DVC while I was there!! I am happy to say that I am a proud owner at the AKLV! YAY! :banana::banana::banana:

My husband was as thrilled as I am at our purchase and we are excited to make our first trip "home". Im looking forward to getting to know everyone and learning more about Disboards because I am a certified newbie and completely lost! Lol

07-10-2009, 07:27 PM
:yay:Welcome Home:yay:

07-10-2009, 07:44 PM
Welcome Home, Jessica! You were long overdue, but the fact that you were able to share it with your two children is a huge plus.

As far as the DIS is concerned, you don't need to be worried about being a newbie, nor do you need to wait for your first trip "Home."

Here, you are Home!

Welcome aboard!

07-10-2009, 07:47 PM
Welcome Home!!!!! :banana: May you and your family have many many many more DISNEY FIRSTS!!!!! You are going to LOVE DVC!!! :cloud9:

You will love hanging out on Dis too!!!;)

07-10-2009, 07:47 PM
Wow! :cool1:Congratulations! Welcome Home and welcome to the DIS!:cool1:
And...hello fellow LI'er! Hope you will LOVE LOVE LOVE your DVC ownership! We've been members for 9 1/2 years, and we are still as in love with it today as we were when we first bought. Any questions, feel free to ask.

We own most of our points at BWV, and last year we purchased some at AKV. I'm going to be there for my first time as an owner this November with a couple of my cousins! Awesome!:woohoo:

07-10-2009, 07:53 PM
:cool1:welcome home:cool1:

07-10-2009, 08:24 PM
Lots of firsts! I love firsts!:love:

Welcome home Jessica.

And may you have many years of happiness at your new home and here on the DIS.:goodvibes

Chuck S
07-10-2009, 08:30 PM
Welcome to the DIS and Welcome Home!!

07-10-2009, 08:30 PM
YAY! Welcome Home!

07-10-2009, 08:31 PM
:cool1:Welcome Home:cool1:

07-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Welcome Home and welcome to the DIS Boards!

07-10-2009, 10:20 PM
:cool1:welcome home:cool1:

07-10-2009, 10:27 PM
How exciting for you and your family! Let me be among the first to say :welcome: to the DIS and DVC!

07-11-2009, 12:03 AM
Welcome Home Jessica!! I wish you many years of 'magical' vacations.
As a fellow AKV owner, I think you will love it!

07-11-2009, 06:54 AM
Welcome Home!

You will be amazed at the amount of information you will find here on the The Disboards. I feel so fortunate to have found this site and all its wonderful members, whose knowledge and opinions have helped make my family's trips so amazing. :-)

07-11-2009, 06:59 AM
Welcome :banana::yay::cool1:

Howdy neighbor;) Sayville here....Where are you.

I hope your family makes many more yrs of beautiful memories:goodvibes

07-11-2009, 07:21 AM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome everybody!!! I am so happy to have found this board! Its going to make planning our future trips so much easier! To my fellow LI'ers... I am in Miller Place!

I'm sure I'll be keeping everyone busy with my questions until I get the hang of this lol

07-11-2009, 07:36 AM
Welcome Home! I am also an owner at AKV and will be making our first trip there next March. I can't wait. The new pool area looks phenomenal for the kids. (I have a 4 year old son.)

I wish you only wonderful Disney memories for you and your family.

07-11-2009, 07:41 AM
Welcome to the board!!!

Sharing Disney with the kids is great! One of the best things I've done.

07-11-2009, 12:21 PM
Welcome to the board!!!

Sharing Disney with the kids is great! One of the best things I've done.

It's also great for us "adult kids".:goodvibes
Welcome home neighbor!Akl and SSR owners here wishing you magical vacations and tons of memories!!:woohoo:

07-11-2009, 01:00 PM
:cool1: WELCOME HOME!!! :cool1:

Another SRR & AKV member here welcoming you to the DIS and DVC. You will love your membership! Make sure you sign up for Rapid Rewards on Southwest since you can fly direct to Orlando from Islip! You'll need it because you'll want to take so many trips down. :goodvibes

07-11-2009, 02:28 PM
Welcome Home Jessica!! :cool1::cool1:

Hmmm...I sense a little bit of excitement in your post. :dance3:

07-11-2009, 04:14 PM
:cool1: We are newbies to DVC, too. We bought at AKV also.....best wishes to you and your family as you are "welcomed home".

07-11-2009, 07:34 PM
Jessica & Family,

I hope all is going well with your "Make a Wish" son. We bought into DVC (OKW) approximately 9 months before our son had to have a major surgery. After his surgery (and before his chemo/radiation started), we did an impromptu trip using our DVC points for the 1st time. It is a trip I will always remember and it is a purchase that has repaid itself over and over with the fond memories we have.

Congratulations! I know you will not regret this purchase.

WELCOME HOME!!!:wizard:

07-11-2009, 11:41 PM
Welcome home, how about some first trip ever details. :wizard:

07-12-2009, 02:22 AM
Welcome Home to you and your family Jessica! I am sure you will find yourself among friends and "neighbors" here and this board a great resource, I know I have!

07-12-2009, 05:41 PM
Hi Jessica. I'm also 25 and an AKV owner! I don't have any kids yet, but one of my main reasons for purchasing DVC is as an investment for future Disney vacations with our future kids! You and your family are going to love AKV (as well as all of the rest of the DVC resorts). Your kids especially will love checking out all of the animals on the savanna, and the whole Kidani pool area. If you have any questions about your future vacations, you know that this is the place to visit! :cool1:

07-14-2009, 10:09 AM
I am working on a trip report from our first ever trip!!! I am sure it wont be as big and lavish as a lot of the ones I have seen here but I will do my best and will post a link to it when its up and started

07-14-2009, 10:24 AM
:welcome:Home & :welcome: to the DISboards!

07-14-2009, 10:36 AM
pixiedust: Welcome Home pixiedust:

My 1st trip to WDW was just before it actually opened, it was only a gift shop with a huge mock up of Walt's dream coming to life! After more than 30 years and 50 trips, I'm happily making new Disney memories with my son. Your family will enjoy DVC, it adds so much to the whole Disney experience! ;)

07-14-2009, 11:55 AM
Welcome to the club! How does it feel to actually OWN a piece of WDW? :cool1: :banana: :worship:

A couple of other websites I use frequently are the "official" DVC site: http://dvc.disney.go.com/dvc/index and Mouse Savers http://www.mousesavers.com . The first provides quick access to your point count, trips, point charts, perk list, and a bunch of other stuff. The latter is great for miscellaneous stuff like rental cars, tickets, and other savings.

Along with the DIS, these sites make up the trio I give to friends and family that are thinking of planning a trip.

Now...you have a lot of studying to do on this site before the test next week ;) Have fun, and tell the family we said WELCOME!!

- Chris

07-14-2009, 01:03 PM
Welcome Home Jessica and Family!

07-14-2009, 01:33 PM
party:WELCOME HOMEparty:

07-17-2009, 09:50 PM
Thanks everyone!!! I started my trip report! Link in my siggy!!:thumbsup2

07-17-2009, 11:10 PM
To my fellow LI'ers... I am in Miller Place!

You will LOVE DVC. Even in these hard economic times, I keep telling DH, that DVC will be the last thing to go. I just could not bear to give it up.

Used to live in Rocky Point, so I am very familiar with Miller Place.

07-18-2009, 10:17 AM
party:WELCOME HOMEparty:
OMG it looks like a party...so welcome aboard!

07-18-2009, 10:21 AM

07-18-2009, 11:36 AM
party:Welcome Home and to the Disboards!party:

Bill K
07-18-2009, 12:09 PM
Hidi Ho Neighbor!