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BELLE1109
09-01-2009, 06:34 PM
Hi everyone! This is my first trip report so please bare with me :-)
Also, a word of caution.... I am dyslexic. I sincerely apologize in advance for any grammar or spelling mistakes (teachers advert your eyes...)

On to the fun part...
DH and I were married in the wedding of my dreams in Cancun, Mexico last February. We brought 36 friends and family with us to Mexico and have a 2 week long blast!:cool1:
I tried with all my might to get DH to agree to a Disney wedding to no avail. The compromise? a Disneymoon!

Why are my parents coming? Since we were in Mexico for 12 days after our wedding this is not technically our honeymoon. Mum and Dad had already booked a trip attend Food and Wine and DH got to thinking..why not go for my birthday (coincidentally during food and wine)?
Little did I know he conspired with Mum and book a room at AKL for Nov 5-10... 2 months yipee!!
Now DH is the worst liar in the world and I am the biggest snoop in the world so he had to break down and tell me. Also, he’s smart enough to know that planning is my second favorite part to going to Disney! I’m what we call type A crazy LOL:rotfl:

This should be really fun b/c DH is a Disney Virgin!! I cannot wait to show him the world!
I have been to DW too many times to remember (I think* 15, Mum seems to like 16), always staying at either BC or POR. I am beyond excited to try a new* hotel.

Here is the crew!

Mum (58) - she started my love for Disney with a 5th birthday trip! Disney has aways been a very special place for us and we have taken many just mother/daughter trips.
Dad (60) golfer extraordinaire, lover of mirco brews, recently retired- go Dad!
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d720b3127ccef8567b266c2c00000040O02ActXDNq2csg e3nwE/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

BELLE1109
09-01-2009, 06:38 PM
DH (28) risk manager, man of my dreams, first time visitor!

Me (25) human resource manager, crafter, detailed planner, disney addict

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d720b3127ccef8567675add100000040O02ActXDNq2csg e3nwE/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

and just for fun- my baby!

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d935b3127ccec4c9d71a737c00000040O02ActXDNq2csg e3nwE/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

reyasmommy
09-01-2009, 06:45 PM
Sounds like fun!!!

Disneymoons are the best! We got married at the POLY back in 2001! LOVED IT!! :cloud9:

I look forward to reading more! popcorn::

BELLE1109
09-01-2009, 06:52 PM
Disneymoons are the best! We got married at the POLY back in 2001! LOVED IT!! :cloud9:



what a dream! I love Poly. In fact I just made an ADR for the Aloha Show!, I imagine it was a gorgeous wedding!

trickiwoo
09-01-2009, 06:54 PM
Congratulations!!!! Sounds like a very fun trip!!!! I can't wait to read more!

BELLE1109
09-01-2009, 07:10 PM
As previously mentioned, planning is almost my favorite part of going to Disney. I am behind with this trip though due to DH’s last minute (well 2 month plus) surprise... If only he understood ADRs opened 90 days in advance:rotfl:

Another fun Lee fact (I’m Lee by the way)- I LOVE planning surprises. I am beyond excited to have 3 people to plan surprises for this trip! I have already planned a trip to my local Disney store (conveniently opening this Monday) to pick up things for welcome baskets. I will also leave DH little gifts to build his excitement for the trip. A mickey golf ball here, a clue about mystery ADRs there...you get the idea.

So here is the plan thus far:
AKL Nov 5-10

ADRS:
Jiko, Nov 5
Aloha show, Nov 7
Coral Reef, Nov 9

What needs to be added to the fun list:
park days
boat trip to DTD - from YC maybe?
illuminations cruise (God willing)
JellyRolls
Raglan Road
GF spa
golf outing

and anything else you fabulous Disney experts suggest or I steal from your TRs!

BELLE1109
09-02-2009, 08:10 AM
Plane, Train or Automobile....

The one thing my DH neglected to book for us for this fab surprise is airfare. Being the frugal (okay CHEAP) woman I am- I scored us direct flights for our return trip, non stop on Airtran for $89. To make this rate even better- I used a $25 off coupon (google search ‘Airtrain Florida coupon’) I received for both of us. $178 minus $50 in coupons = $128 for each of us before taxes? Not too shabby for a direct.:yay:
Now If I could just find a flight there! I mean common who cares if we get back- getting there is the important one:rotfl:

My ideal flight is a JetBlue direct that arrives at 10:30am. I refuse to land after noon b/c I feel like its an entire day lost at the world. The problem its $199 per person. Okay, not outrageous- but if I could get cheaper think of how many more wine samplings I could do.:rolleyes1
I found a United flight that lands at 11am for $89 per person- but we have to change planes:confused3 neither DH or I are great flyers- four take offs and landings are four more than I want and two more than necessary.
what is a girl to do....

Disneychix
09-02-2009, 08:47 AM
Hi Lee!
Love the start to your PTR! How fun that you will be celebrating with your parents! We've gone to WDW once before with my mom and we are going back in December.

Where are you flying from? That stinks that the Jetblue flight is so expensive. I agree that the direct flights are the best!

BTW, there is no boat ride from the YC to DTD. You can take a boat from POR, POFQ, SSR and I think OKW.

BELLE1109
09-02-2009, 09:07 AM
Where are you flying from? That stinks that the Jetblue flight is so expensive. I agree that the direct flights are the best!

I know! We are flying from Boston. I really shouldn't complain one bit about having to change a place b/c I am so blessed to be able to go on this trip.
my nerves get the best of my when it comes to planes:confused3


BTW, there is no boat ride from the YC to DTD. You can take a boat from POR, POFQ, SSR and I think OKW.

Is my brain fried or what? THANK YOU! I was thinking of POR but wrote YC on here and in my schedule- you just saved us a headache. I love the idea of taking it from SSR too- can you believe I've never been there- the theming of the hotels is actually a huge part of my love of Disney- I'd love to see SSR up close

AlohaPolynesian
09-02-2009, 11:17 AM
I'm in! How fun...I LOVEEEEE AKL! Your dining reservations look yummy, too!

BELLE1109
09-03-2009, 12:58 PM
DIY in room celebration?

I am in love with the idea of an in room celebration but I am not in love with the price. Last night I was meeting some girlfriends for drinks and had a few minute to kill at Walmart- danger alert- hide my credit card!
While in the craft section I came across an awesome Mickey banner that said 'welcome'- this got my wheels turning- could I pull off an in room celebration myself?
I think so! they also had Mickey confetti- perfect! I am pretty excited about this idea. I am racking my brain to think of a distraction to get DH out of my room and parents out of their room. I think I'll just sneak up to the room during pool time- those sun lovers won't miss me:rolleyes1

So now I am amassing goodies. In a stroke of fab luck- the Disney Store is opening at my local mall Monday:cloud9:

Who has ideas for me?

I am also mildly obsessed with my vinyl cutter- I cannot wait to make some custom shirts for the fam- these will be included in the goodie bags.

I am looking forward to finalizing our schedule this weekend so I can begin work in the fun extras!princess:

AlohaPolynesian
09-03-2009, 02:03 PM
That is such a good idea! I saw those outrageous prices when I clicked on "Yes I will be celebrating" after I made my reservations. I like how they use that to link you to really expensive stuff. I thought they were going to link me to where I could enter in my information and they'd give me something for free! :rotfl:

I would say don't bring your room key to the pool and you can borrow DH's because you "forgot" yours. That way he can't walk in on you if he decides to come see where you went! :thumbsup2

I think the goodie bags are a cute idea! Maybe you can fill them with stuff you can use in the parks like, water bottles, or things to keep as souveniers, like picture frames?

BELLE1109
09-03-2009, 02:10 PM
thats a great idea about they key! brilliant!

I love the frame idea too- for pictures for the trip:goodvibes

I will put together a mock up after I hit the Disney store Monday. Its such an awesome surprise but I cannot justify the cost.

JoJo1980
09-03-2009, 02:31 PM
Hiya honey, I've found my way to your PJ and am loving it!!

You & your husband are adorable, you are so pretty :cutie:

I share your excitement when it comes to planning surprises, I love doing this and am trying to come up with some new ideas for my DH :surfweb:

You should definately do your own 'Welcome Celebration'. I decorated our room for the wedding and loved doing it! And then re-decorated with all our 'Just Married' items - you can pick up so much cheap but cute stuff on ebay and in the craft sections of supermarkets :thumbsup2 I'm going to do the same thing again for this trip, but Anniversary themed with christmassy bits too - you can never have too much christmas :laughing::santa:

We'll have to help each other plan our sneaky surprises!! :yay:

BELLE1109
09-03-2009, 05:10 PM
Hiya honey, I've found my way to your PJ and am loving it!!


You & your husband are adorable, you are so pretty :cutie:

I am too! thanks for reading. Thank you for the compliment:cutie:



We'll have to help each other plan our sneaky surprises!! :yay:

Absolutely. Please keep the awesome ideas coming.
Arn't surprises just the best?

BELLE1109
09-03-2009, 06:12 PM
how I spent my lunch break...
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr48/reillymoore32/photo.jpg?t=1252019433

the countdown is on!

BELLE1109
09-04-2009, 01:53 PM
sometimes I really love my boss- he gave us a 1/2 day today to kick off the long weekend:banana:
so while my DH slaves away at work I am hitting the beach and taking a nap:rotfl2:

tonight my goal is to finish our itinerary- I should post it tomorrow.
I hope everyone has a wonderful labor day:thumbsup2

BELLE1109
09-05-2009, 03:01 PM
pre trip shopping!

how cute is this bathing suit? I got it for $34.99 on Target.com. its very retro- and I think pretty sassy for a one piece
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41yuhoDweJL._AA400_.jpg

I also picked up this cocktail dress for my bday dinner. I can get a bonus wear out of it for DH bday (Sept 26th at Mohegan Sun)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31CggHOYOFL._AA260_.jpg

OhMari
09-05-2009, 04:36 PM
I went last year,
almost the exact same dates.
The weather was beautiful every day.
I would watch the weather at nite and they would say, a low of 55 at nite.
I don't know when that occured, maybe 3:30 in the morning, but it was always 65-70 degrees by 8;00 a.m. and in the 80's the rest of the time.
Looking forward to hearing how this time of year will go for you guys.

AlohaPolynesian
09-05-2009, 07:38 PM
Looks like a you had a good shopping trip! Still counts as a shopping trip if it's online, right?

BELLE1109
09-05-2009, 08:12 PM
of course it does! truth be told I did hit the mall but it was a complete bust! don't you hate when that happens?
I also got a cool new camera cover for my Canon XTi:yay:
I don't want to have to tote a camera bag through out the parks. This will protect my camera and I can just throw it in one of my many enormous purses
http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/1/6/6/9/3/6/webimg/259139382_tp.jpg

BELLE1109
09-05-2009, 10:27 PM
Day One
I get butterflies in my tummy just thinking about this!

depart Boston at 6am, change planes in DC :headache:
arrive Orlando 11am:cheer2:

Take ME to AKL! We will let ME pick up our luggage and head straight to the hotel. I will make sure to pack our carry ons to include a bathsuit, medications, toothbrushes, dinner outfits, Pjs, and one all purpose outfit for each just in case there is a snafu with the luggage (please Mickey don't let me have just jinxed myself)

I plan on checking in online in advance so hopefully, check in will be a breeze! pixie dust for an upgrade?

unpack, change and hit the pool/explore the hotel. I have never stayed at AKL though I have eaten at Jiko. I can't wait to check out the savanna, explore the grounds and play in the pool:cool2:

during pool time I will execute my plan for a DYI in room celebration. I will pretend to need DH's room key, return to the room to 'go to the bathroom' and set up his surprises!

I have made ADRs at Boma at 6pm. Just enough time to shower, change and dig in:cool1:

Post dinner, we will hit DTD and boardwalk! I figure we will spend awhile strolling around and most importantly shopping in DTD before heading to Jellyrolls or ESPN zone for a night cap.
I figure that everyone will nap on the plane or by the pool- but I am happy to defer boardwalk until night 2 if everyone wants to hit the hay.;)

carps09
09-06-2009, 07:05 PM
I love your countdown calendar! I wish I had thought of something like that. Also, LOVE that Target bathing suit. I may need to pick one of those up before our trip. Did you make a decision about your in-room celebration? I had looked into doing one as well, but couldn't justify the price.

BELLE1109
09-08-2009, 06:09 PM
I love your countdown calendar! I wish I had thought of something like that. Also, LOVE that Target bathing suit. I may need to pick one of those up before our trip. Did you make a decision about your in-room celebration? I had looked into doing one as well, but couldn't justify the price.

thank you!
you can totally do a countdown! you still have days to X out- I am happy to send you my 'template' if you PM me :-)
Isn't the bathing suit darling? the price is right too! I was looking at a similiar one from Juicey for $170- ummmm NO lol its a swimsuit!

as for the in room celebration.. see the post below :rotfl2:

BELLE1109
09-08-2009, 06:35 PM
Labor Day Weekend
I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!
I spent the majority of my weekend on our boat:banana:
BUT....I did manage to hit up the opening of the new Disney store at my local mall. It was a mad house- but so fun.
My mission was to pick of things for my DIY in room celebration- and boy did I shop:rolleyes1

first
The line outside of the store
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr48/reillymoore32/photo-1.jpg?t=1252451692

when I walked in I was given a Mickey Pez dispenser and 2 sets of ears- score for free stuff!

I picked out a super soft tshirt for everyone going on the trip
retro tees for DH and Dad (Dad's is blue) these puppies were only $6.99!
http://as7.disneystore.com/is/image/DisneyShopping/100822M?$full$
a tink shirt for Mum (Tink is her favorite)
http://as7.disneystore.com/is/image/DisneyShopping/100663MS?$full$
and a mini shirt for me- although I can't seem to find a picture:headache:

I also got some silly things, a Mickey football for DH, a Tink pin for Mum
ears for the girls
http://as7.disneystore.com/is/image/DisneyShopping/101260?$thumb$
I also picked up 2 large reusuable totes with my other man on the front
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6IHAyNaaZO4/SVBYBPY13iI/AAAAAAAABcU/yHA_r3ZVM88/s320/MickeyBag.jpg
Every bag counts:) I think these will be great to bring home all the goodies we will buy at the parks.
I just picked up some new vinyl, so I am off to make a special car decal for the trip.......stay tuned

AlohaPolynesian
09-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Plans for day 1 look good! Aw you reminded me that I should probably go check out my Disney store and see what they have. You managed to find some good things...cute shirts! And, free stuff is always good :)

Disneychix
09-09-2009, 08:38 AM
I'm so jealous you got a new DIsney Store! They closed all of ours!! (but now I have hope that maybe they will open another one someday!)

Love Love you celebration ideas! HAve fun counting down!

BELLE1109
09-10-2009, 11:09 AM
Plans for day 1 look good! Aw you reminded me that I should probably go check out my Disney store and see what they have. You managed to find some good things...cute shirts! And, free stuff is always good :)
Love the Disney store- they have some great things right now


I'm so jealous you got a new DIsney Store! They closed all of ours!! (but now I have hope that maybe they will open another one someday!)

Love Love you celebration ideas! HAve fun counting down!

thank you! They had closed ours about 3 years ago and then reopened it! check out disneystore.com and www.disneystore.com/outlet/cdo/12845/ too!

BELLE1109
09-11-2009, 08:06 AM
When I lived in NYC, I used to walk by the site of the World Trade Center every day to get to school. Today especially, I am grateful for all the wonderful things and oppertunities this country has afforded me. I am beyond grateful to those men and women who defend our country.

Never forget
http://1americansong.com/photo_gallery/worldtradewithflag1024.jpg

MiaBella05
09-13-2009, 05:47 PM
popcorn:: joining in popcorn::

BELLE1109
09-13-2009, 07:23 PM
quick sidenote: yesterday, the concept art was release for the expansion of fantasyland!!!! OMGOMGOMG who is joining me in 2012?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08W5Os-Wnj0


Day Two

The Animal Kingdom!!

Yipee!

AK is my second favorite park (Epcot being numero uno). My DH LOVES animals- seriously, if we didn't live in the city- I imagine we'd have a zillion pets. As it is, we have one charming schnauzer-pictured here driving our boat http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs141.snc1/5214_768305028410_900253_44678341_4949720_n.jpg

we are hitting AK on day 2 bc it is EMH day!
the park will be open 9am to 8pm

my goal is to be there for rope drop- then head directly to Kilimanjaro's safari. I have always had great luck seeing animals when going on this ride first thing. I believe that it is bc animals are more active when the day isn't at its hottest. However, Goddess Deb at all ears has testimonial from a CM claiming 2 or 3pm is the best time to visit. Maybe I just need to ride twice:goodvibes
This will be my first safari with my SLR- I just purchased a new telephoto lens so hopefully I will have something worth posting in my TR!

My not to miss list
Kilimanjaro's safari
Its though to be a bug
Kali River Rapids (with a change of clothes packed & ziplock bags for electronics)
Expedition Everest
Dinosaur
Jungle Trek
Oasis
Wildlife Express to Rafiki's Planet Watch (Affection Section petting zoo)

Dining
lunch-counter service at Restaurantosaurus

Special Events
3:45pm Jammin Jungle Parade viewed from Dawa Bar in Africa- while sipping a mai tai:thumbsup2

After the Park
I have not made ADRs for this night- I am thinking we will just grab room service- although this could change

depending on what time we get home from the park and how tired we are I have 2 plans:
a) order a bottle of wine, enjoy the hot tubs (open until midnight at AKL) and hit the hay
b) catch a bus to MK and take the monorail to GF. watch wishes from the dock (if we are in time) on at least the water parade (9:15pm at GF). Stroll the beach, grab a drink or just take in the beauty.
Catch the last shuttle boat (10pm) to MK and grab a bus back to AKL

When calculating transportation time I find the Twiz to be very reliable! check it out!:yay:
http://www.ourlaughingplace.com/asp/twiz.aspx

dax248
09-14-2009, 07:35 AM
Joining in on the countdown.

We did a semi-disneymoon with my parents, and it was awesome. I know you will have a great time.

All your surprise ideas are making me want to go shopping this afternoon.

BELLE1109
09-20-2009, 02:50 PM
hello friends!

I am committing a cardinal sin and updating during a Patriots game! LOL
work has been super busy - I apologize I am slacking on this PTR. DH injured his knee in jiu jitsu class. jiu jitsu is Brazilian wrestling...kinda. Technically it is called ‘submission grappling’ honestly its guys trying to tap each other out- there is a lot of skill and technique involved. DH has been training in it for 10 years. He has been to his orthopedic surgeon twice and they are stumped. He will have an MRI next week. Unfortunately, its painful for him to walk long distances. The ortho gave him a new knee brace- but he might be in a freakin wheel chair for our trip!

What can you do though? thankfully WDW is fully wheel chair accessible and he is able to walk short distances- it might not even be an issue (fingers crossed) we won’t know until the MRI.

As I mentioned before, next Saturday is DH’s birthday. We are going to Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut for the night. I have made reservations at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse for dinner. I haven’t told DH about this yet- I will keep it a surprise until we get there. I am looking forward to shopping, eating, and playing the craps tables :-)

In other news I bought a jacket for our Disney trip. Its a lightweight North Face apex. The jacket is so thin I have no idea how it keeps you warm...but it does!!! technology is amazing isn’t it?

Next up.....Day 3 plans!

Disneychix
09-21-2009, 08:08 AM
That was a bad thing updating during the Pats game! I can't make too much fun of you though, I'm from Buffalo!! :rotfl:

Sorry to hear about your DH, lots of good thoughts being sent your way! Hopefully he'll recover by the time of your trip!

BELLE1109
09-21-2009, 10:54 AM
Day Three- Hollywood Studios

This goes against every Disney instinct that I have but I promised everyone one day to sleep late. We will not be at HS for rope drop:confused3

I figure we will grab a light breakfast at AKL and head over to the park at around 10:30. We have reservations at one of my all time favorites 50s prime time café!
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:fAH-2vQI7xuYyM:http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/978/medium/50s_Prime_Time_02.jpg
There is something so fun about this place. I love everything about the 1950’s. I feel like it was a simpler time. This restaurant brings me back to my Nana’s kitchen which was a time capsule itself!

My do not miss list:
o Great Movie Ride
o Lights, Motor, Action
o Muppet Vision 3D
o Rock n’ Roll Roller Coater fastpass
o StarTours
o Toy Story Mania fastpass
o One Man’s Dream

We will need to leave the fast by around 5- so unfortunately there will be no fantasmic for us. One of the great things about being a Disney veteran is you don’t feel like you need to fit in every single activity. It will always be there next time
I have a surprise planned for us that night….








The Aloha Show at 8pm!!!! Yipee!:dance3:
Like pretty much everyone else on the planet I am in love with the Poly. I have actually never been to the Aloha show before. I can’t wait to see the famous fire dancers and then stroll the beach.


In other news- I have downloaded the iphone app “WDW wait times”. There have been mixed reviews about this app- although they have updated the program to take the user’s geographical location into account. Basically, the app relies on users to enter wait times at the rides they are at. Sounds cool huh? I will let you know if it works!
I also downloaded a Disney trivia app ”WDW Secrets”. What better way to pass the time waiting on line then with trivia about the land or ride? I’m betting on this being a hit!

Monny2AE
09-21-2009, 12:05 PM
What a great PTR so far! :goodvibes

I love that pic of you guys in the water- never seen one like that before and it was beautiful!


Dad (60) golfer extraordinaire, lover of mirco brews, recently retired- go Dad!

Have you thought of telling your Dad about Big River Grille and Brewing Works at the Boardwalk? I've never been but might be taking my DH on our next trip. I've heard they have good beer- not the usual kinds. Your Dad might like it. http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/diningdetail.cfm?Restaurant.ID=2 No ADR's needed- just walk in :)

DIY in room celebration?

I am in love with the idea of an in room celebration but I am not in love with the price. Last night I was meeting some girlfriends for drinks and had a few minute to kill at Walmart- danger alert- hide my credit card!
While in the craft section I came across an awesome Mickey banner that said 'welcome'- this got my wheels turning- could I pull off an in room celebration myself?
I think so! they also had Mickey confetti- perfect! I am pretty excited about this idea. I am racking my brain to think of a distraction to get DH out of my room and parents out of their room. I think I'll just sneak up to the room during pool time- those sun lovers won't miss me:rolleyes1

So now I am amassing goodies. In a stroke of fab luck- the Disney Store is opening at my local mall Monday:cloud9:

Who has ideas for me?

I am also mildly obsessed with my vinyl cutter- I cannot wait to make some custom shirts for the fam- these will be included in the goodie bags.

I am looking forward to finalizing our schedule this weekend so I can begin work in the fun extras!princess:
Just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me! :thumbsup2 I've loved the idea of the in room celebrations but the cost is outrageous! I think I'm going to come up with my own too! My kids will be thrilled to find a surprise from Mickey when we arrive! I may even do a little something for my DH since it will be his birthday while we're there. Hmmm you've got my creative wheel turning- gotta get shopping now :banana:

BELLE1109
09-21-2009, 12:57 PM
thank you so much for joining in and for the compliment on our picture.
The picture was during a shoot we did while on our honeymoon- photogs call it 'Trash a dress". It was so fun- we went in the ocean, jumped in a pool, sat on a palm tree. They are honestly some of my favorite wedding pictures.

Dad will definitely be hitting Big River- have you ever tried their blueberry beer? Its pretty good (this is coming from a wine drinker)

I'm so glad that I could inspire you!!! Yours kids and DH will love it. Honestly I thinks its less about the 'stuff' then the act of the surprise!
If you are by a Target or Walgreens grab some Disney window clings and put them on the mirrors- or buy blank cling at Michaels and cut out your kids names and mickey heads!
grab a mickey puncher at Michaels and make your own confetti. If you have a Cricut- boy have I got some ideas! Hit up ebay/Walmart/Disney store for stuffed animals and tshirts! There is so much that you can do without spending $200 to plan a special experience. If you're by the Boardwalk- the bakery has Mickey Cakes for $4.99 (assuming prices has not increased).
An adorable idea I have seen for an in room celebration is to have gift wrapping ribbon leading from the door to the beds (gifts were on the beds)
The ribbon was peaking under the door as to been seen from the hallway.

For DH- You can also have custom cakes created starting at $25 (and going up and up of course). You can set this up by calling (407) 827-2253. If you are driving or a careful packer (LOL) you could bring a bottle of your favorite wine from home to celebrate or pick something up in the gift shop of your hotel.

For a more romantic surprise- I am going to pick up some silk rose petals and 2 electric candles (the type used in Christmas decor) :yay:
what ever you do your family will love b/c no one is expecting it!