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Dylan_&_Blake's_mom 01-19-2009 06:28 PM

3 little boys, 2 new parks to explore & 1 first time onsite & ddp!
 
****THE NEW OFFICIAL PLAN*****
Ok, so we have some new plans once again. There are some down sides to it but it is mostly good. I am excited about it.

We have discussed every option and decided that it would be best for us to cancel the cruise It just was proving to be too stressing financially. So....we're back to doing just Orlando and a longer stay. Things won't go back to the original plan though because I have since found out that we would qualify for the free dining since Cole is 2. Since finding this out we have decided that even though we thought we'd never stay onsite or use ddp, this is just too good of a chance to try it. We also had to move our dates up soon in order to qualify. The official plan is: Arriving on Sept. 27 and staying through Oct. 7...10 nights plus free dining! We are booked in a new pirate themed room(the boys are loving this) at the Caribbean Beach resort. We have 6 day park tickets plus we will be doing dtd and MNSSHP one day, going to the beach one day-and hanging at the resort, and going to Sea World one day. Also, now that we are staying longer I am back to booking the boys on one of the pirate cruises! This is all good news for the countdown I just hope it won't be too hot or crowded then. Can anyone help me out with this??

I will need lots of advice/tips for staying onsite and the ddp since we have never done either. Looks like I have a lot more research and planning to do (ADR's). Let the fun begin!
:thumbsup2

We had to miss last year and so as soon as we decided when we were going I wanted to start planning. I know, my dh says I need help. I want to start a pre trippie but I don't know if anyone would come along and help me make the time pass a little faster until then or not. I thought along with some plans I could share pics of current happenings and hopefully get to just chat and discuss disney dreaming with some friends who share my love of Disney. Before I officially start I'd like to see if anyone would be even interested in this thread. If you think you might like to just talk about Disney, going to Disney, kids, husbands and just life in general while waiting to go to Disney, drop me a message on here and if I get anyone interested at all then I will officially start. Thanks for at least listening to my rantings.:goodvibes

Dylan_&_Blake's_mom 01-20-2009 11:00 PM

Not one person...really?? How pathetic:rotfl2:

Leleluvsdis 01-21-2009 12:38 AM

:wave2: I'm in

I know the feeling. I have a PTR but only 3 or 4 ppl subscribed.

How do you put a like in your siggy?

Disneyfan71 01-21-2009 12:43 AM

I'm in too :)

Dylan_&_Blake's_mom 01-21-2009 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leleluvsdis (Post 29804726)
:wave2: I'm in

I know the feeling. I have a PTR but only 3 or 4 ppl subscribed.

How do you put a like in your siggy?

YAY!!! Thanks for joining.

I'm sorry but I actually can't remember how I did it. I'm going to try and figure it out though so I can post this new link in my sig. I'll be back soon with an update on...something,lol.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disneyfan71 (Post 29804745)
I'm in too :)

YAY!! Thanks for coming along.

jewels1916 01-21-2009 08:43 AM

I'm in! I'm planning on going the week after you, staying at POFQ. I'm trying to determine when to start my pre-trippie! I'm a major planner, and then usually when I get there the plans get tossed out the window. But at least the planning helps to pass the time!

SoScary'09 01-21-2009 09:25 AM

It's never too early to start a PTR! *raises a fist with tears in her eyes*
I'm going in Oct. myself but was a little nervous to try and start one. But now you've given me confidence! I'm subscribing too ^_^ Let's hear the whole story~

Dylan_&_Blake's_mom 01-21-2009 10:06 AM

Ok, so here's the very rough draft of our plan.

Leave our house in central Illinois and start driving to WDW on Saturday Nov. 28th. We will stop in Georgia on this night to catch some sleep before heading out the next day and arriving in Orlando. We hope to be staying for 8 nights and are staying offsite at a Windsor Hills townhome. We have always stayed offsite and while I'd like to experience staying onsite sometime, I just can't imaginge being stuck in a hotel room after being spoiled with seperate bedrooms for the kids and us, a kitchen, washer/dryer and so on. We have never stayed at Windsor Hills before though and so we are excited about that.

We are finally going to do all 4 parks. The first time we took a family trip there we only did MK and Sea World (gotta get my dolphin fix). The second time we went to MK, AK and Sea World (that's the trip that's in my siggy). So this will be our first time at Epcot and DHS. We are very excited about that!! I am also thinking of which character dining to do as I'd like to do 1 or 2 and we've never done one of these either. I think probably chef mickeys for sure and maybe Ohana. Any opinions on this would be welcomed. Another possible first for us is that I am considering getting tickets to MVMCP which we have never done. This will be our first time to disney during all the christmas magic so it will be a trip of many firsts and that makes it all the more exciting.

OK, so on to the cast (if I haven't put you to sleep already,lol)

Me~ Tracy. I am a 27 yr. old stay at home mother of 3 wonderful boys. They, along with their father, are my whole world. I am a very lucky girl. I went to MK when I was 13 with my dad and 2 brothers an vowed to go back. We have since been twice as a family and even though my dh is still on the fence about disney I have easily converted my kids into disney freaks!

DH~ Jerry. He is 30 and loves all things cars. He is in autobody repair and painting for which he has his own shop behind our house. A few months ago he got a new job working on a pipeline 7 days a week, 3 hours from our house. He is also in the process of trying to get a job on the railroad.....he is a busy guy,lol. We've missed him a lot these last few months and can't wait for things to return to normal.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...08-150-2-1.jpg

DS1~ Dylan. He is 10 but thinks he's 20,lol. He keeps us on our toes but has a big heart and a love for disney like his mommy. His favorite character is Jack Sparrow. He also likes Toy Story and all things Star Wars.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...-2008102-1.jpg

DS2~ Blake. He will be 8 in about a week. He is an extremely sweet boy. Very calm and loveable yet a daredevil and loves coasters. He also shares my love for disney. His favorite character is now a toss-up between Wall-E and Stitch. He also loves POTC and all things Star Wars.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...-2008103-1.jpg

DS3~ Cole. My baby boy. He is 20 months old and our little doll. He is a VERY good, VERY happy little boy. I already have him hooked on disney as well. He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Tigger and Pooh and his favorite character still seems to be Pluto. He loved seeing the characters on our last trip and I can't wait to see his reaction this time.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...-2008104-1.jpg

Family shot from November
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...29-2008094.jpg
my boys
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...29-2008095.jpg

3princesses+aprince 01-21-2009 11:24 AM

Oh, i'm in too. I remember reading your last trip report:thumbsup2 I know the anticipation of a trip so far away is terrible. I've been trying to take my kids to Disney for years. We finally just booked 2 rooms at the All Star Movies last week and are going for 7 days with 7 day tickets... we are so excited.
I'm going to start my pretrip report this week too!!!!!!!!

mindyd 01-21-2009 11:33 AM

Your Boys are Adorable looking forward to hearing all the details;)

DonnyD 01-21-2009 11:54 AM

Veteran Disneyite but novice Chatter
 
Hi, I'm new to this Chat stuff but would love to join your pre-Disney planning party.

1980 - Contemporary
1987 - Off-site
1994 - Off-site
1999 - Off-site
2002 - Off-site
2005 - Beach Club
2006 - Beach Club
2008 - Boardwalk
2009 - Beach Club - Adults only this time - how exciting

Dylan_&_Blake's_mom 01-21-2009 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jewels1916 (Post 29808302)
I'm in! I'm planning on going the week after you, staying at POFQ. I'm trying to determine when to start my pre-trippie! I'm a major planner, and then usually when I get there the plans get tossed out the window. But at least the planning helps to pass the time!

Thanks for coming along. Yeah, my plans don't always stick either but it's nice to have them and planning is half the fun.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoScary'09 (Post 29809225)
It's never too early to start a PTR! *raises a fist with tears in her eyes*
I'm going in Oct. myself but was a little nervous to try and start one. But now you've given me confidence! I'm subscribing too ^_^ Let's hear the whole story~

Thanks for being here and saying I'm not too early. Glad to hear you are going to give it a try.
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3princesses+aprince (Post 29811770)
Oh, i'm in too. I remember reading your last trip report:thumbsup2 I know the anticipation of a trip so far away is terrible. I've been trying to take my kids to Disney for years. We finally just booked 2 rooms at the All Star Movies last week and are going for 7 days with 7 day tickets... we are so excited.
I'm going to start my pretrip report this week too!!!!!!!!

So glad to see a return visitor. CONGRATULATIONS on finally getting to take your kids to disney, it's the best!

Quote:

Originally Posted by mindyd (Post 29812003)
Your Boys are Adorable looking forward to hearing all the details;)

Thanks for the compliments and for being here!

Quote:

Originally Posted by DonnyD (Post 29812426)
Hi, I'm new to this Chat stuff but would love to join your pre-Disney planning party.

1980 - Contemporary
1987 - Off-site
1994 - Off-site
1999 - Off-site
2002 - Off-site
2005 - Beach Club
2006 - Beach Club
2008 - Boardwalk
2009 - Beach Club - Adults only this time - how exciting

Welcome, glad to have you along.

Disneyfan71 01-21-2009 02:06 PM

You have a lovely family!!! I'm sure they will have the time of their lives.

Dylan_&_Blake's_mom 01-21-2009 02:32 PM

Just thought I'd post some faves from our last trip. If you'd like to see more they are in my last tr.

one of my all time favorites of Cole, still on our living room wall
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...y_tms/05-1.jpg
also on the wall
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/DSC01299.jpg
LOVE THIS
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...YPICS080-1.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...YPICS099-1.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...YPICS005-1.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...YPICS026-1.jpg
at WCC
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...YPICS026-1.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...NEYPICS082.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...NEYPICS064.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...NEYPICS059.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...NEYPICS037.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...NEYPICS045.jpg

continued......

Dylan_&_Blake's_mom 01-21-2009 02:46 PM

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http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...y_tms/D474.jpg

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