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Doc and Family
11-06-2004, 10:42 AM
Hey Guys,

Was just wondering who here is from New Orleans and will be escaping to WDW for Mardi Gras--it would be cool to try to meet up!

We will be at the BCV from the 6-12.
2-BR villa.
It will be us (me, DW, DS-7,DS-5, DD-1), BIL, SIL, and neice-9.

Also, most of my family will be there--at least another 17 or so people--at various resorts.

Anyone else????
Any ideas for a meet?

Tooneric
11-06-2004, 11:29 AM
What's up, Doc?

We live in Lakeview. We'll be at BCV Feb 5-12 in a 2BR as well. Me, DW, 13yo DS, 11yo DD:cheer2:, and the inlaws who are from Ft. Walton Beach. Also, we have some New Orleans friends staying at BCV in a studio with their 11yo DD from Feb 5-9. Other friends will be at AKL Feb 8-12.

It would be cool to meet up. My kids are a bit older but are maturity impaired like their dad. Absolute Disney Fanatics. Perhaps we can figure out a place to meet. There's a good chance you'll find me having a pint at the Rose n' Crown Pub from time to time.:drinking1

We're getting ready to do PS and sketch out which days at which parks. Maybe we can compare notes and pick a place. Perhaps at a British Invasion Show in England :rockband: or Hurricane Hanna's by SAB if it's warm enough for the kids to swim. I understand the slide will be closed at that time. I'm pretty sure we're going to try to do the character breakfast at Cape Mae's on Fat Tuesday. (Smilies brought to you by DD)

DisneyAngel12
11-06-2004, 08:17 PM
Hey guys, we live in Waveland, MS just across the lake. Sorry we won't be the WDW for Mardi Gras this year. Can't make it work with my school schedule. I work for a school system and can't make my days work right. Good to know there are neighbors out there.

Charlotte::MinnieMo

Time4disney
11-06-2004, 09:05 PM
Waaaaah!!!!!! Sure go ahead and rub it in neighbor! You know DH has to work during Mardi Gras......but that's okay, I'll be there in 2 weeks and then again for a short weekend trip in Dec. for Mickey's Christmas party.

Hey, DH came up with the idea to actually buy AP for our upcoming trips..............just our luck though, we went to the Disney store today to purchase the AP vouchers and was told we couldn't because the computers were down nationwide. This got me wondering..... I wonder if people who are at Disney now were able to purchase AP today?? How does Disney deal with that if that was the case??

DisneyAngel12- I love riding to Waveland and going soft shell crabbing during the summer. I also work in a school system. Glad to hear I'm not the only one not going to WDW during Mardi Gras. Everyone else I know seems to go during this time, right Doc? :jester:

Doc and Family
11-07-2004, 09:01 AM
Tooneric--I will ask my DW what our itinerary is--she is the boss!
The only thing I know for sure is our entire party will be at the Hoop-De-Do thing on Monday night--after that, she hasn't told me, but I will find out and let you guys know.

DisneyAngel12--call in sick, we'll pick you up on the way


Time4Disney---I will gladly give hubby a sick note! :laughing: or we can claim an alien abduction :space: . Sorry y'all cant join us this year--but at least you get MVMCP! Have a great trip!

Glenn

Tooneric
11-07-2004, 09:25 AM
Dw just booked Rose n Crown for Saturday night, Feb 5th.

We're trying for the Fantasmic Dining Experience Mardi Gras night for 13 people. We're also going to try the Safari Celebration Dinner (needs 8 or more) at AK for 10 people Thursday night. Those are our two big group events.

ErinC
11-08-2004, 06:22 PM
Doc, Add us to the list of those fleeing Mardi Gras, and in our case the Senior Bowl. We will be at SSR in a 2bed. this time. It will be me, DH, DD8, DD5, DD1, SIL, My Mom, my Dad. Can't wait, we all went together in Dec. 03 and had a great time. I think that ya'll were there last time we went down in May at BCV, weren't you?

DisneyAngel12
11-08-2004, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by Time4disney
Waaaaah!!!!!! Sure go ahead and rub it in neighbor! You know DH has to work during Mardi Gras......but that's okay, I'll be there in 2 weeks and then again for a short weekend trip in Dec. for Mickey's Christmas party.

Hey, DH came up with the idea to actually buy AP for our upcoming trips..............just our luck though, we went to the Disney store today to purchase the AP vouchers and was told we couldn't because the computers were down nationwide. This got me wondering..... I wonder if people who are at Disney now were able to purchase AP today?? How does Disney deal with that if that was the case??

DisneyAngel12- I love riding to Waveland and going soft shell crabbing during the summer. I also work in a school system. Glad to hear I'm not the only one not going to WDW during Mardi Gras. Everyone else I know seems to go during this time, right Doc? :jester:

Good to know I have DVC friends so close. What do you do at the schools?

DisneyAngel12
11-08-2004, 07:11 PM
[i]

DisneyAngel12--call in sick, we'll pick you up on the way


Glenn [/B]

Wish it could be that simple... I would be standing on I-10 waiting.

Doc and Family
11-09-2004, 08:10 AM
ErinC

Yes, you are correct!
Also,we will soon be even closer neighbors.
We are relocating to Mobile next summer!
As soon as I have an idea to our itinerary, we will let everyone know and hope to get to meet this time!

lulu71
11-09-2004, 02:31 PM
We'll be there...it's starting to become a tradition for us! I see my neighbor, Tooneric, will be there, as usual. I hope everybody has a great time!

DISNEYWORLDBORN2SHOP
11-09-2004, 04:50 PM
This Metairie family will be staying home this year. DS is going Washington for his 7th grade trip over Mardi Gras and would be distraught if we went to Disney without him.


Have Fun!

Time4disney
11-09-2004, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by DisneyAngel12
Good to know I have DVC friends so close. What do you do at the schools?

I teach 3rd grade in St. Bernard Parish. :teacher:

What about you?

Tooneric
11-10-2004, 04:33 PM
Hi, Lulu71!

I see you'll be just across Crescent Lake from us. Maybe I'll see you at the Boardwalk Bakery one morning. Today is 90 days until Mardi Gras Day. Just booked the character breakfast at Cape Mae's and Fantasmic for 13 that evening!

Eric

DisneyAngel12
11-10-2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Time4disney
I teach 3rd grade in St. Bernard Parish. :teacher:

What about you? :teacher: It's so nice to meet you.
I am a positive behavioral specialist and do assessment for special education. I plan to retire in May and work part time somewhere so I can support my Disney habit.
Charlotte:angel:

JCPollyanna
11-11-2004, 01:57 PM
Hi Doc and Family!
This is off the subject of the thread (I apologise) but I have been trying to contact you about the DVC tote bag that I am giving away and I believe you emailed me about it? You were the first and I would love to send it to you if you give me an address :)

Pixie Dust Pollyanna :wave:

JCPollyanna
11-11-2004, 07:05 PM
Oops! I "apologiZe" but am now spelling it correctly!

Pollyanna :rolleyes:

laceemouse
11-12-2004, 06:06 PM
Former cajun here! I am so jealous, we don't get Mardi Gras off up here, but we will be in Lafayette for New Years's!!! Have a great time you guys...Lacee

disfountainofyouth
11-14-2004, 06:07 PM
Hi Doc and all Mardi Gras refugees. This is our second Mardi Gras escape to
WDW. We will be at the BWV 2/5-2/12.(Me, DW, DS-9, DS-4)
Let us know if you find a meet location. Would be fun to meet others
from the metro area.:jester: :jester:

tweck
11-14-2004, 08:05 PM
Great escape planned for us too. SSR for the four of us. Arriving Sat before MG, leaving the Friday after. Staying in a 2 BR and can hardly wait!

:jester: :jester: :jester: :jester:

Harley-Mouse
11-14-2004, 09:29 PM
Not from Norlans but will be there at BCV 0n Feb 6-11 and POR feb3-6 see you all arond Pm me for a meet

Doc and Family
02-02-2005, 09:14 AM
Hello fellow refugees,
Sorry I haven't replied sooner. Right after I started this thread my life went into turmoil. DW sold our house and we had to find someplace to live. Did that and then had to get internet access. In the meantime, we were trying to find a permanent home in Mobile, where we are relocating to, while trying to get settled into a temporary situation in Chalmette. Finally got internet service.
Anyway, we will be in the MK on Wednesday am as my niece is performing with the chorus from her school (Our Lady of Prompt Succor) at the stage in Tomorrowland.
Staying at the BCV.
Remainder of itinerary is *gasp* UNKNOWN!!!!!!!!
Too many things at once.
If you guys plan to meet somewhere, please let us know as we would love to meet some of you wonderful people, if possible.

Have a safe and Happy Mardi Gras and we'll see you real soon... :moped:

snappy
02-02-2005, 04:17 PM
Doc and Family,

We are heading down to Orlando too, from Baton Rouge to OKW. But my husband wouldn't let us leave until Monday am, after the Bacchus parade. It's not as if we have been upteen times before, but hey, he can't help it, it's in his blood. We lived on the Metairie parade route for 16 1/2 years, so personally, I have had enough. I think I have Disney in my blood instead of MG.

My son is traveling with his high school band (Catholic High), and they are performing in the parade at 3 pm. How cool is that? Naturally, I decided the rest of the family just had to drive over to see them perform. We'll have to head to Tomorrowland in the am to catch your niece's choral performance.

You might see us there, my husband is the large guy with the alligator jazz festival shirt and the purple and gold LSU baseball hat. You really can't miss him, even in a crowd, LOL.

Have a great trip. And if we do not run into you, good luck with your move.
When we moved to BR, we sold our Metairie house in March 1999, before we found a house here. We stayed with a very generous friend for a couple months, stayed in an apartment in BR for 6 weeks and then finally got into our house here in August. I would not wish this experience on anyone.

Tooneric
02-02-2005, 08:00 PM
Hi, Doc! I hope we run into you at BCV. We have 9 of us staying in a studio. :crowded: We have ps for dinners and one breakfast. Here it is in case you happen to be in the same place at the same time:

Saturday - Rose n Crown for dinner
Sunday - MK, Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner
Monday - AK, Spoodles for dinner
Fat Tuesday - Cape Mae Breakfast, Epcot/MGM - 17 at Mama Melrose for Fantasmic Dining Exp
Wed - AK Sunset Safari Magical Gathering
Thur - California Grille dinner
Fri - Le Chefs de France dinner

BTW we have a 2BR too :teeth:

bongo59
02-02-2005, 10:29 PM
well we are leaving to come to New Orleans Friday morning and then are taken the lundi gras cruise to mexico............i can wait for the bonvoyage after spending Sunday at Ernst Cafe for bacchus!!!!!! Have a blast in WDW.........i'll hold the fort down while your away!!!!

snappy
02-03-2005, 07:41 AM
Bongo59, after several days of too much rain, the forecast is beautiful sunshiny day in the 60's here through the weekend, rain Monday, but clearing Tuesday.
Happy Mardi Gras!!!!!