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tinkerbell3747
09-13-2009, 02:49 PM
WARNING! This PTR is 10 months of obsessive planning in the making…Join at your own risk.

Hi everyone,
I am going to assume you have read the warning that accompanies this PTR….Our trip is 10 long months away, I am an obsessive planner and my hubby gives me full control which……I Love :lovestruc. This trip will be very special as it is actually the first trip where we are going alone as a family. All of our past trips we’ve played tour guide to my family members. Our 2003 trip was DS first trip and DD had not arrived until 1 ½ yrs later. In 2006 my DSis and DN joined us along with DN’s Dad for DD first trip (also DN first trip they are 20 days apart). In 2008 My DM, Ddad, DB, Dsis, DN, DH, DS, DD and myself had us a mini Grand Gathering. Now I love my family dearly and for the most part we get along well, and are pretty close to each other BUT I will admit I am looking forward to some family time minus the extended version…
So I guess its time I introduce you to the cast for this trip….


Myself – Shakisha (27) (call me Keisha if you like- everyone does it lol) I Love <3 Tinkerbell, Princess Jasmine is my favorite Princess and I love ROLLER COASTERS and BIG THRILLS! My favorite thing to do at Disney other than attractions would be to walk down Main Street U.S.A first thing in the morning on my way to CRT for Breakfast….hmmm smells so so good.


DH – Bruce (30) He loves taking trips to Disney but he won’t admit it….weird I know. He can not tolerate any of the Big Thrills and has no desire to try them so his ticket allows me to hold multiple FP’s too many of the BT attractions at once. His favorite attraction is SOARIN! Who doesn’t love this attraction? Loves Le Cellier and the Water Parks so we hit each park at least 2 or 3 times


DS – Kameron (10) He loves the water parks too and he’s a boy after his momma’s heart he too is a Disney Lover! I have trained him well. He can give detailed directions of each park and knows a lot of the short cuts….my little explorer. Not sure he has a favorite attraction he loves them all. His stomach can not tolerate Roller Coasters or Big Thrills but he can do some like Kali River which he normally likes to do many times…..


DD – Kaya (6) Oh man she is a Princess DIVA! All wrapped up in one….she loves all things Disney too! Hey I am 2/2 in that department …..Go Mom Go Mom Go Mom..ok her favorite attraction is Dumbo and Buzz Light Year Space Ranger Spin then again we all love this one and normally spend one morning riding it about 5 times before the line gets to more than a 15 min wait…..but Dad always wins…..

Up next….Trip details and travel plans to date and some Pics.….

MickeyisBeast
09-13-2009, 02:54 PM
I'm here! Can't wait for your next update!

tinkerbell3747
09-13-2009, 03:12 PM
I'm here! Can't wait for your next update!

Hi and :welcome:,

I am adding the PTR link to my siggy as we speak and hopefully will be back shortly with a new update. Could you tell me how I would edit the link to read as my title does....did that make any sense...:confused3

This will be my first PTR, so I hope to keep it intersting....

Thanks for joining...

tinkerbell3747
09-13-2009, 03:23 PM
Hi and :welcome:,

Could you tell me how I would edit the link to read as my title does....did that make any sense...:confused3



I have seemed to figure it out....now on with the show...

oregonmommyof2
09-13-2009, 03:39 PM
I'm here!! You may proceed now... :cool2:

Hopefully I don't miss too much while I am gone, but I will catch up in no time... :thumbsup2

tinkerbell3747
09-13-2009, 03:44 PM
I'm here!! You may proceed now... :cool2:

Hopefully I don't miss too much while I am gone, but I will catch up in no time... :thumbsup2

Hey Toni....:hug:

Don't worry there are 10 months of planning and preperations so I am sure with your speed reading skills you'll catch up in no time.....besides its still very early in the game ;)

3princesses+aprince
09-13-2009, 03:48 PM
Hey, joining in because.............. Our trip is next August too. We're going August 19-27 and staying at All Star Music!!!


LET'S WAIT TOGETHER :yay::woohoo::yay::woohoo:

tinkerbell3747
09-14-2009, 12:44 PM
Hey, joining in because.............. Our trip is next August too. We're going August 19-27 and staying at All Star Music!!!


LET'S WAIT TOGETHER :yay::woohoo::yay::woohoo:

:welcome: so nice to have you :hug:....you will see when I start listing my plans and booking things that I have gotten some great ideas from your TR....

Update coming tonight right now I have to get to work.....

tinkerbell3747
09-15-2009, 07:55 PM
Hi everyone – so sorry this is so late we had back to school night last night and with 2 students in school this year it took us a while to meet both teachers see both class room review 2 yearly plans etc…..

Now back to our regularly schedule update…..

When, Where, How long….thoughts on how we will get there….

So I have booked a package for us to arrive August 9th – 22nd 2010….and I will be booking a room only reservation for the 23rd at the end of this month. 15 full days of MAGIC!!!! We are staying at POP Century and we absolutely love this resort.


So that covers the When, Where and How long…. Now how do we get there?…. We have to fly there is no driving from the Caymans to Orlando LOL so we are limited there. Our flight times are also limited because we have no direct flights all flights connect in Miami, Atlanta, Houston, or Charlotte. We normally end up leaving Cayman at 7:45 a.m. arriving in Miami at 9:25 a.m. and depending on immigration and customs we have to usually run to our gate to catch the connecting flight which leaves around 11:45 - 12pm. I refuse to get into Orlando after 3 pm which again limits my options…..unless…..


Ok so I am either really obsessed with getting into Disney as early as possible……or I am really obsessed with getting into Disney as early as possible. I have come up with an alternative plan that my hubby as happily agreed to since I won’t take no for an answer….not to mention I plugged in how much easier travelling would be this way…..he hates the hustle and bustle of things like travelling and big cities( island boy) ok ok on with the plan already I know….So what I have decided to do is leave on the Sunday afternoon flight to Miami and instead of going straight into Orlando we will stay the night at the hotel in the Miami International Airport….he doesn’t even have to leave the airport…..and better yet we always fly American and the hotel is in concourse E right next to AA check in counter….. how cool is that…we can take our time going through immigration which is easy since 3 of us are American ( me and the kids) and customs…..then on Monday morning its time for the magic and we can take the next AA aircraft smoking out of MIA to MCO! We should get into the Orlando area in about an hour and if we leave first thing that means we should be checking in by 10 AM!
I am so proud of myself ….so what do you think….

I promise to get some pictures up soon just have to figure how to do that first….my first PTR in case you didn’t know….lol

nu2wdisneyw
09-16-2009, 12:02 PM
Hey Keisha! I am here!! OMG ~ I didn't realize you lived in the Caymans...I would love to live on an island...girl I love the ocean.

Your plans look good so far...WOW 16 days...you need 10 months to plan that! We really enjoyed our trip this year and I am definitley planning to go back next year...probably around the same time. Oh yeah ~ didn't use the plans from RideMax at all...and we really didn't need them. The parks were EMPTY!!

Well I am joining you in your planning and who knows we may be planning together...I just need to convince the Hubby!!

tinkerbell3747
09-16-2009, 12:13 PM
Hey Keisha! I am here!! OMG ~ I didn't realize you lived in the Caymans...I would love to live on an island...girl I love the ocean.

Your plans look good so far...WOW 16 days...you need 10 months to plan that! We really enjoyed our trip this year and I am definitley planning to go back next year...probably around the same time. Oh yeah ~ didn't use the plans from RideMax at all...and we really didn't need them. The parks were EMPTY!!

Well I am joining you in your planning and who knows we may be planning together...I just need to convince the Hubby!!


Hey Girl,

What's good....I totally know what its like to have to convince the hubby....we could so go once a year but he's a party pooper lol....

I am really enjoying your TR....and I am happy your on board with me here....10 months feels like a long time but I am sure with all the things I want to do it will go fast.....

hmmm wonder if we could have a DISMEET down here one day...maybe in my "off" year.... would love to have my DIS Buddies bring me some DISNEY MAGIC!!! Hey I get to see that ship and the Wonder at least once a week...:lmao: I get so jealous..I am thinking about using RideMax as we normally go when there is still quite a crowd.....but I must say I did us TGM last time and we didn't really wait long for anything when we used the TP longest with it was about 10 mins...without it longest wait was 75 mins for Toy Story Mania - we learned quick and only used FP's for that attraction after that

02AggieGirl
09-16-2009, 12:21 PM
Yay!:banana: I too am an obsessive planner. I'm really looking forward to your PTR!

BTW, My DH and I went to Grand Cayman back in May '07 and absolutely loved it!! :love: We can't wait to go back again. I really want to bring our girls next time :)

tinkerbell3747
09-16-2009, 12:28 PM
Ok So here is a picture of Kaya from her First Trip....http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/2006_0714waltdisneyworld060073.jpg

She did a lot of kissing that trip...I just opend a Photobucket account so I need to go and upload all my pictures tonight so I can share them.... so sorry they are taking so long to get posted...

tinkerbell3747
09-16-2009, 12:31 PM
Yay!:banana: I too am an obsessive planner. I'm really looking forward to your PTR!

BTW, My DH and I went to Grand Cayman back in May '07 and absolutely loved it!! :love: We can't wait to go back again. I really want to bring our girls next time :)

Welcome! That's so great that you enjoyed yourself here... I hope you get to come back again soon :)

nu2wdisneyw
09-16-2009, 12:40 PM
Ok So here is a picture of Kaya from her First Trip....http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/2006_0714waltdisneyworld060073.jpg

She did a lot of kissing that trip...I just opend a Photobucket account so I need to go and upload all my pictures tonight so I can share them.... so sorry they are taking so long to get posted...

What a doll!!! I love it...I have to say that I think Disney with me would be sooo much more fun with a little princess princess:!!

3princesses+aprince
09-16-2009, 01:31 PM
I think your plans sound EXCELLENT!!!! I did everything in my power to make sure we got in on the first flight in May also. We were happily checking in by 10:00am!!!! It was great!! Glad you worked that out!!

I'm also glad that you got a lot of ideas from my Trip Report!! That's great, it was our first trip and I am so proud of the way I planned it!!! I am now, as you know, happily planning our next!!! I can't wait for it to get a little closer so we can really PLAN!!!!! Adrs, park days, show times, oh my!!!! LOL

MAYBE WE CAN MEET UP IN AUGUST, LOOKS LIKE OUR DAYS WILL OVERLAP!!! THAT WOULD BE FUN!!!!!!!!

tinkerbell3747
09-16-2009, 02:19 PM
I think your plans sound EXCELLENT!!!! I did everything in my power to make sure we got in on the first flight in May also. We were happily checking in by 10:00am!!!! It was great!! Glad you worked that out!!

I'm also glad that you got a lot of ideas from my Trip Report!! That's great, it was our first trip and I am so proud of the way I planned it!!! I am now, as you know, happily planning our next!!! I can't wait for it to get a little closer so we can really PLAN!!!!! Adrs, park days, show times, oh my!!!! LOL

MAYBE WE CAN MEET UP IN AUGUST, LOOKS LIKE OUR DAYS WILL OVERLAP!!! THAT WOULD BE FUN!!!!!!!!

Oh man.....I have already started thinking about ADR's, I will be over the moon when park schedules come out....and we could definatly do a DISMEET for sure!

nu2wdisneyw
09-16-2009, 02:55 PM
Hey there!
Did you read that they are moving back to scheduling ADR's 180 days in advance again?? I read it here on the DIS and Park hours will be available then too...perfect for obsessive planning!! :thumbsup2

tinkerbell3747
09-16-2009, 08:23 PM
Yes I have heard they are moving back to 180 day ADR's in fact when I called and booked our ressie the CM advised me I could start making ADR's Feb. 10th and I will be online at 6 am for sure! :cool1:

I go to school at night and have final exams just before the christmas holidays...after they are over i'll have so much more time to start planning drafts of our daily schedule etc....would like to have it all done before Feb 10 so I dont have to cancel and rebook anything....well see how that goes....:confused3

tinkerbell3747
09-24-2009, 05:39 PM
OK - So I know you guys probably thought I forgotten about my PTR postings :sad2: man have I been MIA....so sorry about that.....but I assure you I have not.....it's been pretty hectic for me lately so I am in the process of organizing a schedule for my self which will include some quality DIS time I will be back shortly with a few updates on the trip ......

3princesses+aprince
09-25-2009, 09:37 AM
Hey, glad you're back. That happens to me sometimes too, not to worry, i'm sure it will happen again before my trip too. I guess we just get so busy every now and then and cannot make enough time to DIS :scared1:

I haven't booked yet. So I can start making ADRs in february huh? That sounds great. I have already wrote out a "sketch" of what I would like our park days to look like. I like it so far, I know it will change when park hours come out. I'm so excited they're going back to 180 days out for park hours and ADRs. Now, february doesn't seem too far away, i'm excited for it. I pretty much know all of the restaurants we want to eat it too. I'm a little crazy:yay:

A DISMEET WILL BE A BLAST!!!:woohoo::yay::banana:

oregonmommyof2
09-30-2009, 12:08 AM
I am back!!!

Thank you for waiting for me to update on this!!! :rotfl: You may proceed....

Hope all is well and things calm down enough for you to come back and entertain me... I have to live vicariously through you now...

Fairiebee
09-30-2009, 12:48 AM
Hey there!
Did you read that they are moving back to scheduling ADR's 180 days in advance again?? I read it here on the DIS and Park hours will be available then too...perfect for obsessive planning!! :thumbsup2

Yay! I thought 90 days was just a little nuts. I got on-line at 4 am to schedule them just to make sure we got what we wanted. There is still a lot available, but I def think the 90 days freaks out the obsessive planners [like me] :surfweb: I hope they go back to 180.

tinkerbell3747
10-02-2009, 01:58 PM
Hey everyone....man I am so very sorry I have just completly dropped the DIS ball.....bad Diser bad.....(scolding over)

Ok so I thought I would just mention here what I have been going through....

For the past week and a half I have been back and forth with my son to the eye DR.....he Krazy glued one eye shut accidentally and had to have it cut back open on Monday.....dont worry too much he is fine his vision is fine and he is slowly back to himself

we are rounding out our last 8 weeks until final exams at school so I have been hitting the books pretty hard lately....

BUT that doesn't stop my trip planning OH NO!

I have been researching flights as of late.....the airlines for the most part have released my dates so now I look at flight cost about 6x's per day.....but I am pretty sure we will fly AA like we always do....just want the price to come down another $200-$300.00.....

I am having to weigh at the moment whether or not its worth the extra $230.00 to fly to Miami and overnight... the night before our package and arrive in MCO in the early Morning....but hubby says..."WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO".....:yay:
so I most likly will book that way.....just playing the waiting game there...

Hmm.... I have been thinking alot about ADRS.....and I can not wait for February to come around so I can see park hours and book ADR's.... I am also pondering about the Ridemax software vs TGM....If anyone has any thoughts on the 2 or either one send me a PM please. Would love to hear them....but knowin g me I will probably buy both...out of fear more than anything else...

Lastly (for today) I am at work and rushing through this post so please excuse the typo's I correct them later.....I miss you guys much....and I will be back....

TTFN
Shakisha

tinkerbell3747
10-08-2009, 05:14 PM
Oh my...I hope I haven't run you all away with my "lack" of obsessive planning...:lmao: honestly I think about this trip all day every day...

In fact someone must have read my last post and secretly dash some pixiedust: because AIRFARE went down by $400.00..... I quickly booked those tickets.....:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: actually there on hold until midnight tomorrow but I will as soon as I get out of school tonight ( 11 pmish).

SO we will be getting into Miami around 6:45 pm so that makes for a nice relaxing departure from home I have time to get everyone ready I will keep the kids up late the night before...planning a Disney night (well get to that much later...) then let them sleep late so I don’t hear the "Are we leaving yet?'s 500 times.....head to the airport around 3:45 pm.....we are staying over night at the MIA international hotel in concourse E of the airport right next to our check in counter! (how convenient is that) We leave Miami on the 9th at 7:05 am arrive in MCO at 8:05 am on the ME and I say we should be unpacking by 9:30 - 10 am :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

I am SOOO excited now.....

In other news....Exam dates are December 11 and the 16th after that I am FREE to devote all my time to my trip and I can not wait.

Well I hope everyone comes back for the ride with me....It will get better I promise......remember those people that I love but I am happy to be leaving them home.....well....I have a story for you....but well get to that later :rolleyes1:rolleyes1:rolleyes1

tinkerbell3747
10-08-2009, 05:42 PM
Ok so here is the cast for this trip (hmm...to date...hint...hint.:eek:...)

Here's me and Kaya on C.C. oh and the back half of Kameron....Part of my sister and baby brother too....I am in the coral colored top...

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others044.jpg

Kaya and a Side view of Kameron ( are you seeing a trend here )

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others043.jpg

Kameron and Kaya
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others069.jpg

The Family :lovestruc (hmm.. Hubby doesn't take Many Pics either)
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others106.jpg
Kameron at Chef Mickey's (2006 tirp)

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/2006_0714waltdisneyworld060057.jpg

Well that's us....Once you figure it out sharing pictures is so much fun :)

tinkerbell3747
10-09-2009, 11:36 AM
I hope that everyone comes back to join me.....it's kind of weird writting to myself..but...I shall push on cause I need to VENT!

Ok so I have been unusually hush hush about this trip because I was really looking foward to spend some great family time with hubby and the kids....without having to think or worry about what anyone else wants to do, doesn't want to do....cousins that would rather stay together but the adults have different things in mind....you know what I mean.....

The other reason I have been so quite is because my sister is unemployed at the moment. Hubby and I paid for her and my nephew to make the last trip, I am not willing to do that agian especially since she was sooo unappreciative last time....( I won't even go into all the detials:mad::mad:) my brother is in his first year of Jr. College and he is a full time student so no $$ there either....well my mom calls me at the office Wednesday out of the blue....and she starts mentioning Disney....when are you going back ( no answer from me on that one) then she says didn't Bruce say you guys could go back in 2010:scared1:, you really haven't even started planning that's not like you.....:rolleyes1

Well I am not one to hold my tongue I am very open with my thoughts especially with my family cause you just have to draw the line somewhere...so I said well I don't know what anyone else is doing but My family and I are going back we have already booked and paid......(well the deposit really..but she doesn't need to know that) Then she says well I would love to go..:headache:.. you booked already and didin't ask me if I wanted to go...:sad2::sad2::sad2: I told her she would not be able to get Dad to go again... he spent 10.5 days of our last trip in his room all day.....and DSis can't afford to go and I am not paying for it .....Dbro is in school can't afford it either are you going to pay for them to go? She promptly said no my sister doesn't deserve another gift like that.....(long story) but she would like to go with us.....I told her that I was looking foward to going with just my family but having her along solo would be great and it would be up to her...but not to say a word to either sibling about it....she agreed and the call ended....

Now...I love my mom and we get along great, she really enjoyed Disney the last time and if she wants to go solo with us I am all for that....we can still get some family time in and I will have an extra set of hands if hubby and I wanted to stray away for a while...if dad joins then it's up to her to get him going I wont let them speed me up or slow me down for that matter....so my trip for 4 may turn out to be 5 or 6......this is ONE time I should have kept my mouth shut :guilty:

Side note: Mom has not booked only asked what her cost would be she can not afford to book right now and it is unlikely she will be able to book and pay in full....so my fingers are crossed ( don't burn me for this) that she decides she just can not go this time....after all she is building a house...

3princesses+aprince
10-09-2009, 12:23 PM
I'm still here. It sounds like you have had a lot going on lately. That's great that you purchased the airfare, you must be relieved. I know when I was watching airfare before our May trip I couldn't wait until it was finally booked.

And oh my god, your son glued his eye shut. How terrible, that must have been an extremely scary experience. Glad he is doing ok though!!

Let the planning continue!!!

tinkerbell3747
10-09-2009, 12:38 PM
Yeah! your back...

I was so bummed the other day I noticed your PTR has restarted...I am so far behind gotta go and get caught up....def will do...

Yes he is just fine.....it was very scary indeed...

I am soooooo happy about the securing flights and having some solid plans and everything is taking shape....most of my planning now will be special surprise Disney nights, touring plans...special purchases.....dismeets....ADRS.....and little special things in between....birthdays and chrirstmas surprises oh my!!!

I am so happy we are going to DISNEY!!!!

elizablake
10-09-2009, 01:03 PM
Hmm.... I have been thinking alot about ADRS.....and I can not wait for February to come around so I can see park hours and book ADR's.... I am also pondering about the Ridemax software vs TGM....If anyone has any thoughts on the 2 or either one send me a PM please. Would love to hear them....but knowin g me I will probably buy both...out of fear more than anything else...



Your PTR is great so far. I've enjoyed reading it.

I thought I'd chime in because I have used Ridemax and TGM and I am an obsessive planner like yourself.

TGM is geared more towards 1st timers and goes over a lot of the basics. But...there still may be a few things to learn. I also like the way TGM breaks down the best park choices for the day with an explanation. The web site is not very easy to navigate and some of the information is outdated. Truthfully, you probably know as much if not more than TGM. There is a lot of content on the site and it will keep you busy till August. He offers various touring plans with explanations of his opinions so you can modify the plans to fit your needs.

Ridemax is completely different. They do not recommend certain parks on certain days and there is no web site with information. Instead you download software that is updated each time you open it. From the main screen you choose the park you want to go to and the date. Then you pick all the rides and attractions that you want, what time you will be arriving/leaving/breaks, and a few other preferences. Ridemax then creates the best plan for you. It includes a few tips as well as a time schedule. So Ridemax's plan may say "arrive at Dumbo at 9:05 and leave about 9:20". In our experience, the Ridemax wait times were VERY accurate. Which is why an obsessive planner like yourself, you may really enjoy Ridemax. Also, it's fun to experiment with different segments of the day to see how the wait times change. So in the end you can create a very personalized schedule from all the segments. One thing you can not do is enter all the rides you want to ride in the order you want to do them and get a schedule with estimated wait times. But you can plan the day in segments like I described above. There is a huge thread on the strategy board where people discuss how to get the most out of Ridemax.

One downfall of Ridemax is that you won't be able to create a schedule until 3 months in advance. So if you bought Ridemax now, you would only be able to create a schedule for Oct, Nov and Dec! So, it's not worth buying too far in advance.

My recommendation is that you buy TGM for right now to keep you busy until three months before your trip.

If you only want to get one, then hold out for Ridemax.

Happy planning.

tinkerbell3747
10-09-2009, 01:46 PM
Your PTR is great so far. I've enjoyed reading it.

I thought I'd chime in because I have used Ridemax and TGM and I am an obsessive planner like yourself.

TGM is geared more towards 1st timers and goes over a lot of the basics. But...there still may be a few things to learn. I also like the way TGM breaks down the best park choices for the day with an explanation. The web site is not very easy to navigate and some of the information is outdated. Truthfully, you probably know as much if not more than TGM. There is a lot of content on the site and it will keep you busy till August. He offers various touring plans with explanations of his opinions so you can modify the plans to fit your needs.

Ridemax is completely different. They do not recommend certain parks on certain days and there is no web site with information. Instead you download software that is updated each time you open it. From the main screen you choose the park you want to go to and the date. Then you pick all the rides and attractions that you want, what time you will be arriving/leaving/breaks, and a few other preferences. Ridemax then creates the best plan for you. It includes a few tips as well as a time schedule. So Ridemax's plan may say "arrive at Dumbo at 9:05 and leave about 9:20". In our experience, the Ridemax wait times were VERY accurate. Which is why an obsessive planner like yourself, you may really enjoy Ridemax. Also, it's fun to experiment with different segments of the day to see how the wait times change. So in the end you can create a very personalized schedule from all the segments. One thing you can not do is enter all the rides you want to ride in the order you want to do them and get a schedule with estimated wait times. But you can plan the day in segments like I described above. There is a huge thread on the strategy board where people discuss how to get the most out of Ridemax.

One downfall of Ridemax is that you won't be able to create a schedule until 3 months in advance. So if you bought Ridemax now, you would only be able to create a schedule for Oct, Nov and Dec! So, it's not worth buying too far in advance.

My recommendation is that you buy TGM for right now to keep you busy until three months before your trip.

If you only want to get one, then hold out for Ridemax.

Happy planning.

Hi,

Thanks for your take on the TGM vs Ridemax.....I am a worry wort hence my obsessive need to plan so I was thinking I would get both and will do just what you said TGM for now.....and then get Ridemax exactly 3 months out and play with the two......maybe I can work my "inside knowledge" from TGM for my daily park schedule and then take it from there using ridemax....I can not wait to play with these programs.....

Thanks Agian!

Stay tuned :goodvibes

oregonmommyof2
10-09-2009, 04:45 PM
I am here, you haven't lost me...

Yay on airfare!

I am ready to book another trip but that will be a few years I am afraid... Too many other things to get going around here... :sad1:

Good thing though... So I shouldn't whine too bad...

tinkerbell3747
10-09-2009, 05:10 PM
I am here, you haven't lost me...

Yay on airfare!

I am ready to book another trip but that will be a few years I am afraid... Too many other things to get going around here... :sad1:

Good thing though... So I shouldn't whine too bad...

Yeah! The PTR is coming back to life......so glad to have everyone back on board.

How's your brother doing...gonna get his Rum Cakes around the end of this month. I will send you the tracking number when I do.....Let him know I think of him and everyone there everyday lots of :hug::hug::hug::hug:

How's Terry? His photography skills are great......I am going to buy hubby the Nikon DSLR D5000 for christmas! I think I will just get him the 18-200mm lense for now though. Thats one of my surprise purchases I want him to use it and get comfy with it before the trip....plus I want to play with it too! I found one at our local camera store with the lense for $700.00 that is a steal....

oregonmommyof2
10-09-2009, 06:43 PM
Yeah! The PTR is coming back to life......so glad to have everyone back on board.

How's your brother doing...gonna get his Rum Cakes around the end of this month. I will send you the tracking number when I do.....Let him know I think of him and everyone there everyday lots of :hug::hug::hug::hug:

How's Terry? His photography skills are great......I am going to buy hubby the Nikon DSLR D5000 for christmas! I think I will just get him the 18-200mm lense for now though. Thats one of my surprise purchases I want him to use it and get comfy with it before the trip....plus I want to play with it too! I found one at our local camera store with the lense for $700.00 that is a steal....

I actually just got a phone call from my brother... Seems to be doing pretty good... Just working a lot! He called to see if I would make him and his co-workers some Puppy Chow.. :confused3 Never heard of it, had to google it... I thought he got a dog for a minute there... :laughing:

He is going to love the Rum Cake... It will be put to very good use over there... They all try and share what gets sent... Especially baked goods... And my Chapstick apparently... :) I have sent him so much of that stuff... I am afraid he will get chapped lips... :rotfl: He keeps handing some out... I just sent 2 boxes yesterday and it had 3 more packs in it... :rolleyes1

That is a deal on the camera and lens!!! We love our Nikon... I am learning how to use it, but didn't do half bad on the trip...

tinkerbell3747
10-11-2009, 04:07 PM
One of the common symptoms of the Obsessive Planner is that of the Listcreationitis. In my case I have a list that list the list. So I have got it pretty bad. It dawned on me today that while I may be busy I will have to find away to get these lists done and more importantly start crossing items off.

So without further ado…..the List of List.

Extras Budget List
Touring Plan Subscription List
Wanted and Actual ADR Lists (Final list will be transferred to the touring plan spreadsheet)
Counter Service meal list (Final list will be transferred to the touring plan spreadsheet.)
Special Purchases List (hubby’s Camera Nikon D5000 DSLR, Pin lanyards pins, Monograph luggage)
Disney Night Movie and Activity List
Shopping List (Items to buy for the trip sun block etc…)
Wal-Mart quick run shopping list (snacks, juice boxes, water etc….may try out GG for this )
Clothes, Shoes List (Items to buy new outfits for each of us and shoes etc)
Packing list for Miami Bag (overnight bag)
Carryon bag packing list
Packing list for other bags
Shopping List for the trip (We go shopping for clothes shoes etc to bring back home as we have no shopping in the Cayman’s – no malls, Wal-Mart, Target, New York and Company (that’s my store))
Special Project List ( I will be making t-shirts this trip already have so great designs from the Dis Sign boards, also want to make some envelops for Mousekeeping)

Well that’s the list of list for now and I am sure I will add to this as time goes along. Now I left a little explanation of what each list would consist of but trust me there is more to it than that….

I will post each list as I start them, Lets start with the "extras budget list" it is normally first to be done. It’s basically a full wish list with the cost including tax of all the activities I want to do while on the trip so we can plan our cash flow out. Here is what I have so far….

Budget List -
Arrival Day – DTD Boat Rental Thanks Pam ;)!
Wishes Cruise (Kaya does not like the load Boom of fireworks we can all enjoy them together on the cruise without the crowds of Main Street or the sounds)
CRT – Breakfast Reservation (since this is paid in advance)
Kaya’s Princess Costume for CRT
BBB? Still up in the air with this one.....

So what do you think so far? What are some great non park activities you would recommend?

oregonmommyof2
10-11-2009, 04:32 PM
You are so my twin... You are the only other person i know that makes a list of the lists you need to make... I thought I was the only freak! :laughing:

Right now I am making my list of lists for our January Las Vegas trip we just decided to take...

tinkerbell3747
10-12-2009, 10:54 AM
You are so my twin... You are the only other person i know that makes a list of the lists you need to make... I thought I was the only freak! :laughing:

Right now I am making my list of lists for our January Las Vegas trip we just decided to take...

Hey Toni (my Twin)

Did it ever occur to you that maybe we are the normal ones and everyone else is suffering from lack of OP:confused3? I mean really....are we the freaks? :lmao:

I was pondering that very thought when I read your comment. The funny part is my Hubby agrees with you :rotfl:


I have added to the Extras Budget List.....

Budget List -
Arrival Day – DTD Boat Rental Thanks Pam !
Wishes Cruise (Kaya does not like the load Boom of fireworks we can all enjoy them together on the cruise without the crowds of Main Street or the sounds)
CRT – Breakfast Reservation (since this is paid in advance)
Kaya’s Princess Costume for CRT
BBB? Still up in the air with this one.....
Typhoon Laggon Cabana

I think the TL Cabana thing sounds great since my hubby likes to have his space...lets face it who doesn't..and we wont have to watch our chairs like hawks all day....but wow $250.....I have to really think about that..... anyone here try this out yet?

On another thought I was pondering whether or not I would be bringing the large back pack into the parks with us this go round. I normally bring a stroller for Kaya - Yes my soon to be 6 yr old rides in a stroller and when I need to I rent one for Kameron who is soon to be 10 just makes our trip a little more enjoyable for all of us. But to the point we normally end up hauling this thing (backpack) around all day and its packed with stuff the kids seldom use anyway and a change of clothes for each. Any ideas on how I can rid myself of the bulky back pack and still be able to take the essentials with us in the parks. Something that won't hinder my ability to enjoy the BT attractions would be nice. I need to absolutely carry Park tickets, cash, room keys, photo id's, the plan for the day, also taking 2 point and shoot digital Cameras (Kameron will get the old Olympus and Kaya the Fugi), I like to carry extra clothes for the kids ( in Ziploc Bags) just in case they get wet....
Maybe I want to take to many things in the park to begin with :confused3 help me out here please....I'm a freakin :eek:
Thanks in advance for the thoughts and ideas
Talk later

elizablake
10-13-2009, 12:09 PM
Arrival Day – DTD Boat Rental

That sounds fun! Where did you hear about it?


CRT – Breakfast Reservation (since this is paid in advance)
Kaya’s Princess Costume for CRT
BBB? Still up in the air with this one.....


Are you going to go before the park opens or a later breakfast? You could always try to snag an 8:00 AM BBB appt and then have a late breakfast.

After Halloween sales at the Disney Store online are always good to get a cheap costume.

I can't help you with the backpack problem. We always bring way too much stuff but we have a compartment in the stroller for it. You will need a bag for the SLR if you plan to bring it into the parks. Maybe you could get a larger camera bag to put everything else in. :confused3 I put all the important stuff in my camera bag so I can leave the other backpack in the stroller without worring about it. Even if someone steals it all they will get is $1 panchos and bags of Doritos. ;)

LOL about your lists. I make lots of lists too. I have trouble functioning without my lists. I went to the grocery store without one once and it wasn't pretty. :scared1: I probably need to see a shrink. :lmao: Whatever you do, don't get an Iphone. There are too many apps for making lists and it will only make your Listcreationitis worse.

tinkerbell3747
10-13-2009, 05:02 PM
That sounds fun! Where did you hear about it?



Are you going to go before the park opens or a later breakfast? You could always try to snag an 8:00 AM BBB appt and then have a late breakfast.

After Halloween sales at the Disney Store online are always good to get a cheap costume.

I can't help you with the backpack problem. We always bring way too much stuff but we have a compartment in the stroller for it. You will need a bag for the SLR if you plan to bring it into the parks. Maybe you could get a larger camera bag to put everything else in. :confused3 I put all the important stuff in my camera bag so I can leave the other backpack in the stroller without worring about it. Even if someone steals it all they will get is $1 panchos and bags of Doritos. ;)

LOL about your lists. I make lots of lists too. I have trouble functioning without my lists. I went to the grocery store without one once and it wasn't pretty. :scared1: I probably need to see a shrink. :lmao: Whatever you do, don't get an Iphone. There are too many apps for making lists and it will only make your Listcreationitis worse.

Hey Elizablake how's it going?

For the boat rental idea - I got that from Pam's TR (3Princesses+aprince) they had such a great time and I thought what a great way to start our trip. We will be getting in early in the morning but we always start out at DTD because MK is 100% better at rope drop with a early morning Breakfast ressie :)

Hmm.. for BBB they will most likely be done on different day's we want to return to CRT for Breakfast again but we did that last time...I am up in the air about trying lunch since our CP (never been here before) will definately be a breakfast ressie....you have sparked my thought process :idea: on this and I am thinking save CRT for the back end of the trip and do the BBB at MK in the late morning maybe finishing just before our CRT lunch Ressie....hmmm I will have to go to the dining threads to reread some reviews on lunch at CRT though...and research the menu of course

I will definately check out the Disney Store come Nov 1st.

I was thinking about that packing situation it's really bugging me the backpack we take is huge and I always fill it up with stuff and we hardly use the thing....I will see if I can find a picture of it....I was thinking of getting a Bagallini Bag - It just seems like the DISish thing to do. Then get a small Nike/Jansport backpack for each of the kids. They can carry their own clothes (compressed in a Ziplock bag), poncho and a snack each. They should fit in the bottom of the stroller ( who am I kinding carry Hah). The bagallini messanger bag will be mine and it can hold ponchos for hubby and I, park tickets, cash, sunblock (or can it?) and I shouldn't have to leave it anywhere. Bruce can carry his own Camera bag...or hang it from the stroller when its empty of course.

Hey Toni....How did those Nike bags work out for your family?

Does anyone have a Bagallini messanger bag? How much can it really hold. Could I also put 2 face towels in it?

Thanks for the heads up on the phone the last thing I want to do is make my hmm...hmm.... con.....hmm...dition....worse...

elizablake
10-14-2009, 09:16 AM
I am thinking save CRT for the back end of the trip and do the BBB at MK in the late morning maybe finishing just before our CRT lunch Ressie....hmmm I will have to go to the dining threads to reread some reviews on lunch at CRT though...and research the menu of course

Sounds like we have similar plans. I think we are going to try CRT lunch. I just don't know when to plan the BBB appt. 8:00 AM sounds nice but I heard only one adult can get in the park early per appointment. I would prefer if all of us could arrive together that morning. On the other hand, I don't want to schedule the BBB too close to the CRT ADR since BBB always seems to be running late and I don't want to be rushed. I also want to have time to take tons of photos of my little princess before lunch. Decisions, decisions.

Good luck with your planning. Be sure to post if you find any interesting info on the dining threads.

tinkerbell3747
10-14-2009, 09:34 PM
Sounds like we have similar plans. I think we are going to try CRT lunch. I just don't know when to plan the BBB appt. 8:00 AM sounds nice but I heard only one adult can get in the park early per appointment. I would prefer if all of us could arrive together that morning. On the other hand, I don't want to schedule the BBB too close to the CRT ADR since BBB always seems to be running late and I don't want to be rushed. I also want to have time to take tons of photos of my little princess before lunch. Decisions, decisions.

Good luck with your planning. Be sure to post if you find any interesting info on the dining threads.

Oh no! Only one of us could go to an early A.M. appointment. ....my hubby would not want to miss out on this...my son on the other hand could really care less.....hmmm....I have some thinking and research to do.....

I'll be back with any info I find for sure....

In other news....

What a day....Kameron (aka Crazy Glue Boy) has contracted an infection in his eye now, so we are back and forth to the DR's office everyday AGAIN.....
We had a second opinon on the condition cause I just wasn't happy about this especially after doing everything I was told to do to "to the letter like" (tiger) aparently this particular infection was cause by improper sterilisation of the previous Dr's Tools....:mad::mad::mad: the smilie really doesn't justify what I was feeling at the moment but you get the picture......

So new "proper" med's and regimn.....new Dr.......and Daily checks

IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN!!!

The Kids have decided on Costumes just have to go pick up Kaya's.....

Kaya is Bat Girl.....and Kameron is a Hip Hop Mummy???? He want's to make his so we will put something together for him...
I'll see if Kaya wants to do a pre Holloween Photo shoot and take some pics for you guys....we have lots of fun trick - or - treating and always take lots of pics then to so I'll post those.

oregonmommyof2
10-15-2009, 12:36 AM
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Hey Toni....How did those Nike bags work out for your family?



They worked out awesome... I am really glad I bought them... I used mine the entire time too... It made it really nice for Terry not to have everything in his backpack and the kids to be asking for something every 10 minutes...

Terry is actually thinking about buying the D5000 body only since we have 4 lenses... You are getting a great deal on yours cause we can't even get the body only here for what you are getting the body and the lens for... :confused3

And don't worry about your 6 year old in a stroller, Tailor is a big 5 and I bought a Maclaren Volo for our trip... That thing paid for itself the first day!!! It was amazing and made the trip so much easier...

elizablake
10-15-2009, 08:47 AM
Oh no! Only one of us could go to an early A.M. appointment. ....my hubby would not want to miss out on this...my son on the other hand could really care less.....hmmm....I have some thinking and research to do.....

I'll be back with any info I find for sure....

In other news....

What a day....Kameron (aka Crazy Glue Boy) has contracted an infection in his eye now, so we are back and forth to the DR's office everyday AGAIN.....
We had a second opinon on the condition cause I just wasn't happy about this especially after doing everything I was told to do to "to the letter like" (tiger) aparently this particular infection was cause by improper sterilisation of the previous Dr's Tools....:mad::mad::mad: the smilie really doesn't justify what I was feeling at the moment but you get the picture......

So new "proper" med's and regimn.....new Dr.......and Daily checks

IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN!!!

The Kids have decided on Costumes just have to go pick up Kaya's.....

Kaya is Bat Girl.....and Kameron is a Hip Hop Mummy???? He want's to make his so we will put something together for him...
I'll see if Kaya wants to do a pre Holloween Photo shoot and take some pics for you guys....we have lots of fun trick - or - treating and always take lots of pics then to so I'll post those.

From what I understand, the rule is one adult per appointment. Now, rather or not the CM letting people in the park follows that rule or not is another thing.

You're poor son can't catch a break can he. Well, at least you can be sure he learned his lesson and will never glue his eye together again. Hope he gets better soon.

Yeah Halloween! My DD wants to be Cinderella (again!). Of course, she wants to be Cinderella everyday so her decision was expected. Her entire childhood photo album is going to be a series of photos of her in Cinderella dresses. :rotfl:

tinkerbell3747
10-15-2009, 09:24 AM
They worked out awesome... I am really glad I bought them... I used mine the entire time too... It made it really nice for Terry not to have everything in his backpack and the kids to be asking for something every 10 minutes...

Terry is actually thinking about buying the D5000 body only since we have 4 lenses... You are getting a great deal on yours cause we can't even get the body only here for what you are getting the body and the lens for... :confused3

And don't worry about your 6 year old in a stroller, Tailor is a big 5 and I bought a Maclaren Volo for our trip... That thing paid for itself the first day!!! It was amazing and made the trip so much easier...

Sold! I will give the smaller bags a try this go around....I was thinking about buying a Maclaren...I hear for a small stroller they really push well. Kaya is also big for her age...does the stroller recline at all? Was Tailor comfortable enough in it?

tinkerbell3747
10-15-2009, 09:31 AM
From what I understand, the rule is one adult per appointment. Now, rather or not the CM letting people in the park follows that rule or not is another thing. I hear ya...just not so sure I would want to risk the disappointment..it would be just my luck I get a CM who wants to follow the rules to the letter. Not that there is anything wrong with that but you know what I mean.

You're poor son can't catch a break can he. Well, at least you can be sure he learned his lesson and will never glue his eye together again. Hope he gets better soon. I know right.....well on the other hand he woke up this morning and it looks much better...lets hope it stays that way he sees the DR again this afternoon....

Yeah Halloween! My DD wants to be Cinderella (again!). Of course, she wants to be Cinderella everyday so her decision was expected. Her entire childhood photo album is going to be a series of photos of her in Cinderella dresses. :rotfl:Awe....how sweet....actually when we got the costume magazine Kaya went straight for Cindy but I convienced her (evil mommy) to choose something else since she was cindy 2 years ago and last year too....once she saw her cousin choose an action hero she went straight to Bat girl cause she liked the boots lol..

oregonmommyof2
10-15-2009, 11:04 AM
Sold! I will give the smaller bags a try this go around....I was thinking about buying a Maclaren...I hear for a small stroller they really push well. Kaya is also big for her age...does the stroller recline at all? Was Tailor comfortable enough in it?

The Volo doesn't recline at all, but that was not an issue for Tailor... She still slept in it a few times... She is pretty big for almost 6 and we hated the stroller we bought at Disney last year... Any of the ones that have the little shocks in the front are horrible for big kids cause of the weight... The shocks would go down when she was in it and then the wheels would be hindered by the thing the kids put their feet on... If reclining is important for you then you can try a Maclaren Triumph... The Volo was very light weight and easy to fold up... In fact, in 2004 and 2008 the stroller was Terry's job cause it was a pain to deal with and get the kids on the bus, but this year, he never dealt with the stroller at all... Tailor loved the stroller and actually named it, but I can't remember it's name right now for the life of me...

tinkerbell3747
10-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Hey Toni,

Thanks for the info on the stroller. Kaya is actually 5 yrs 4 mnths she won't be 6 until June couple months before our trip....I should probably stop ageing her so quickly....I'll look into the stroller some more the one we have actually worked quite well...its a Graco we actually used it during our trip to NY this past August and it was great then too....so I may or may not change it out.

Its a more heavy duty type umbrella stroller, folds with one hand and we didn't have to worry about space on the bus we tried to slip it either between the last row of foward facing seats and the ECV folding down seats when we could or we would lay it across the floor (if it wasn't wet) even when we had to stand it wasn't anything like hauling a full size stroller around....but still larger than the Mac would be.....

tinkerbell3747
10-19-2009, 10:36 AM
Hey Guys,

Sorry I haven't posted this weekend....been fighting a cold....Kameron's pink eye and trying to keep Kaya Healthy......but on the plus side Kameron is over his pink eye "new DR" says he can return to school tomorrow.....but Kaya has a cold:sad2:

So I have been having little talks with hubby here and there about the trip and there a few changes to some of the plans I had....

First up the "Extras" Budget List

Extras Budget List
Arrival Day – DTD Boat Rental Thanks Pam !
Wishes Cruise
1900 Park and Princess breakfast in Norway.....
Kaya’s Princess Costume
Typhoon Lagoon Cabana
Anniversary Cake???

So as you can see CRT is off the list.....I was reading up on Toni's TR this weekend and saw lots of great pictures of the Princess Breakfast in Norway and 1900 Park Fare.....Kaya loves to sit with me and look at the pictures. Once she saw the stepsisters and stepmother from CINDY she just had to see them "Momma I want to go to THAT place" so I asked her if she would rather visit this restaurant than to eat at the castle....."YES Momma, I want to go to that place" SOLD!!! we are going to 1900 Park....:woohoo: THANKS TONI AND TERRY!

I had been reading lots of CRT Lunch reviews and they are mixed....some people say it’s a lot of $$$$ and the service is rushed. Now I have only been once and that was in 2008 for breakfast. We had an 8 a.m. ressie and I want to make rope drop at 9 plus see all the princess etc...the service was very quick may be even a little too quick but hey...we made rope drop....I guess you would just have to go with your gut on that one....if you have never been try it once....I was looking at the menus as well and we can all be picky at times nothing really jumped out at me....or made me want to try it out...so we will pass this time....

I thought I would plan one of our few dinner ADR's for the 14th and order an Anniversary Cake.....hubby and I never got to save the top of our wedding cake....HURRICANE IVAN took it just 2 weeks later.....so I have seen so many great cake pictures on the Cake Chatter thread and I thought I would surprise hubby (and the kids) with a cake......

My ADR's at this point are my biggest worry....there are lots of new places we want to try some old places we want to re visit....but because we pay op I have to norrow it down to not more than 2 per day... though we usually only do one meal every other day or something like that.....

Well l should probably get back to work...I have been working on my other list and will try to post them tonight after class or tomorrow night....

have a great day!

oregonmommyof2
10-19-2009, 01:23 PM
Glad we could be of assistance!!! :)

I really went back and forth with the castle too... But in the end we figured that Tailor would love where ever we took her as long as it involved princesses... She doesn't even know there is a restaurant in the castle... :laughing:

1900 Park Fare was one of our favorites, Terry and I would even go alone for the food... It was yummy...

tinkerbell3747
10-19-2009, 10:42 PM
Hey everybody!

So I thought I would put up a few of the list that I have been working on. I also called the Miami International Airport Hotel and made our reservation for our lay over. They have completed all the room renovations so it should be in fairly good condition by the time our trip comes around....

Here are the list.... none of them are completed or finalised which at some point I have to do because I need to get my binder put together.....but its a W.I.P..

Touring Plan Subscription List
Tour Guide Mike
Ridemax



Wanted ADRS
Magic Kingdom
Crystal Palace - Breakfast
Animal Kingdom
Yak and Yeti - Lunch
Tusker House - Breakfast
Epcot
Le Celliler - Late lunch/early dinner
Akerush - Princess breakfast..need to get the proper spelling just to lazy at this point
El Tappano do Japan
Tutu Italia
Grand Floridan Resort
1900 Park Fare
CR Resort
CHEF Mickey's not sure if this will be breakfast or dinner just yet..


Counter Services
MK
Cosmic Rays - Old Fav
El Pirata y el Perico
Columbia Harbour

AK
Pizzafarie
Picinic in the Park (if its still around)


Epcot
Sunshine Seasons ( never been)


I love to hear thoughts and opinions re resturants so please feel free to leave comments if you have eaten at any of these places....likes...dislikes... most of these places are new to us unless noted otherwise....so we will likely give them a try.....I wont be able to finalise this until park hours come out and I can start sketching out our days....speaking of which I plan to purchase my TGM subscription Nov 1....and start playing with that....

Well its late...will post from the office tomorrow...
GNIGHT
(Kaya)

tinkerbell3747
10-20-2009, 11:43 AM
So I have been thinking alot about our last trip....and I thought Why not share a few more pictures with the PTR crew....so here it goes....now these are not in any particular order just some fun shots I happen to like the most....

I'll start with this one....I know its a blurry one but she's MY Baywatch Babe!
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others376.jpg

Just so you know...I told him NOT to stand there...
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others377.jpg

Wishes - my first attempt to take pics...not to bad if I say so myself

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others764.jpg

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others767.jpg

Oh the World of Disney....Those are some pretty big mice

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others768.jpg

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/SReynolds101/Disney2008Others769.jpg

My daughter has a "thing" for feeling ears....especially mine

To be cont'd....

elizablake
10-20-2009, 12:22 PM
Adorable photos!

We at dinner at 1900 Park Faire on our January Trip. I think your DD will love it. The step sisters are hilarious. Here's a link to that section of my trip report: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30070909&postcount=31 Looks like we are either going to do Akershus (don't think I spelled it right either) or CRT lunch. One princess meal is enough for us. ;)

I'm loving your trip report. We are at the same stage of planning so it's great to hear your ideas.

tinkerbell3747
10-20-2009, 01:51 PM
Adorable photos!

We at dinner at 1900 Park Faire on our January Trip. I think your DD will love it. The step sisters are hilarious. Here's a link to that section of my trip report: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30070909&postcount=31 Looks like we are either going to do Akershus (don't think I spelled it right either) or CRT lunch. One princess meal is enough for us. ;)

Thanks for the link I am going to go check that out....have to join your PTR as well.....

I'm loving your trip report. We are at the same stage of planning so it's great to hear your ideas.[/QUOTE]

Aww thank you so much....I am so glad you are enjoying it.....it's kind of daunting I keep wondering if I bore you all to death....:rotfl: