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julezdisney 03-29-2010 10:53 PM

Just 4 Days of Magic in May- is it possible? Update 4-29 W/PIX
 
Can you have a magical Disney experience in just four days? Is it possible? :scratchin: Yes it surely is! ::yes:: I've done it before and I'll do it again! :thumbsup2

Arrival: May 5th.
Departure: May 8th.

Resort: OFFSITE! GASP!!!!!!!!!! :scared1: Best Western Lakeside

Itinerary:
5/5: Shopping, Pool, Character Meal, Fireworks on Poly Beach pixiedust:
5/6: Magic Kingdom day w/DIS-meet :tinker:
5/7: Blizzard Beach Waterpark :fish: , DtD w/Characters In Flight, Winter Summerland
5/8: Cocoa Beach day :beach:

Cast Members:
Myself, Julia-32 yr old Medical Assistant in an internal medicine practice. :sick:
DD, Rachael-Her 7th birthday is May 4th. THIS TRIP IS A SECRET! :tiptoe: :ssst:
Amber-24, My favoritist girlfriend on the face of the earth :hug:


Here's what it's gonna be like, :rotfl:roughly:


Surprise Girls Trip 2010

Stay Tuned- I love me some handy links! ::yes:: In the meantime, read my TR from 2008- link in my siggy! :wizard:


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HANDY LINKS FOR EASY READING
* WHERE YA STAYING?
THINGS TO DO THINGS TO DO
FINAL TOUCHES... 5 DAYS 2 GO!
DAY ONE-Arrival and Hotel
DAY TWO-What Plans?? Cocoa Beach
Day THREE-Magical Days can NOT be ruined!
Day FOUR-Snow in Florida?!
FINAL THOUGHTS

kschafer 03-30-2010 07:55 AM

How in the world did you post a link to this on FB? I'm incredibly impressed!!

Of course I am here to find out all about your plans...as long a they include a meet with ME!!!!:yay:

julezdisney 03-30-2010 09:49 AM

LOL! Thanks for comin' along, Katie! AND YES YOU ARE *THE* DISMEET IM REFERRING TO! I will NOT leave Orlando without meeting you, missy!

kschafer 03-30-2010 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by julezdisney (Post 36043355)
I will NOT leave Orlando without meeting you, missy!

do you think we could postpone our meet and extend our vacations :rotfl2: "sorry Greg and Jim, we can't come home until we meet each other"

jenniferkeala808 03-30-2010 10:15 AM

Aloha!! Joining in on the fun...our dates will overlap only 1 day :scared1:!! It's ok! So exciting that this is a secret for your DD! Can't wait to hear more!!

julezdisney 03-30-2010 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kschafer (Post 36043429)
do you think we could postpone our meet and extend our vacations :rotfl2: "sorry Greg and Jim, we can't come home until we meet each other"

HAHA! YES!! ::yes::

Quote:

Originally Posted by jenniferkeala808 (Post 36043723)
Aloha!! Joining in on the fun...our dates will overlap only 1 day :scared1:!! It's ok! So exciting that this is a secret for your DD! Can't wait to hear more!!

:welcome: Kaela! Thanks for joining in! :lovestruc LOVE your ticker! :lovestruc
Which day do we overlap?

julezdisney 04-14-2010 06:54 PM

A bit of HOTEL INFO
 
Thought I’d share some info about my hotel snag:
Chose a 2.5* Mystery Hotel on Hotwire for the Disney Maingate-Celebration area. Already knew from Betterbidding .com that there was a VERY good chance that the hotel I already WANTED and had chosen was going to be the winning bid.

Nonetheless, it was NERVE-WRACKING to wait for the transaction to be completed so that I could see that I did, in fact, receive the hotel I wanted… and I DID! I was so nervous about it because the hotel I had been eyeing in 2008 was NOT the one I ended up getting. We got an OKAY hotel…. But def. not what I’d thought we’d get @ $60/night.

I ended up paying $23/night, with taxes that came to $88 and some change. HOW AWESOME IS THAT? Best Western Lakeside is recommended by 79% of Tripadvisor travelers who’ve gone to this hotel, and they really sing it’s praises!

Here’s where we are staying:

http://www.compassvacations.com/site...coshla_m01.jpg

http://www.orlandogreatvacations.com...humbs_best.jpg

There's also a mini-golf, the rooms come with a fridge, and there is a shuttle if we choose to use it.

Next up: the Daily Plans and a Visual Itinerary!

firecracker725 04-14-2010 08:42 PM

That's a really great deal! How far is it from WDW?

2xcited2sleep 04-14-2010 09:08 PM

Your hotel looks great. Can't wait to hear more!! :)

julezdisney 04-14-2010 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firecracker725 (Post 36260952)
That's a really great deal! How far is it from WDW?

It's about 5 minutes to Animal Kingdom, 15 to Magic Kingdom. :thumbsup2
I've always been a 15-20 min. commuter my entire working life so that doesn't deter me at all!

Oh- and :welcome: to my PTR! Thanks for coming along!

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2xcited2sleep (Post 36261283)
Your hotel looks great. Can't wait to hear more!! :)

:wave: Hi Miss C!! Thanks for joining in! :love:

Disneychix 04-15-2010 08:20 AM

Awesome! We'll be there the 4-7th and we'll be doing some of the same things at the same times. Maybe I'll run into you. Enjoy the last few days countdown! :)

julezdisney 04-17-2010 10:33 AM

:welcome: Rosie!

I've been sick for a couple days, so I swear I'm making this PTR pretty damn boring, but I'll try to make amends on that this weekend!

kschafer 04-20-2010 03:11 PM

I just realized my parents are staying at that same hotel when they come (they'll be there the 3rd and 4th) They got the same hotwire deal you did...can't beat that!

julezdisney 04-26-2010 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kschafer (Post 36339829)
I just realized my parents are staying at that same hotel when they come (they'll be there the 3rd and 4th) They got the same hotwire deal you did...can't beat that!

r u serious!? See? What a small world, eh? :laughing:

julezdisney 04-26-2010 04:47 PM

Things To Do-9 Days to GO!
 
It's Single Digit Day!
:banana::banana::banana:
:banana::banana::banana:
:banana::banana::banana:

My to-do list.....hmmm....

  1. Wrap Rachael’s little presents.
  2. Replace the batteries in her Leapster
  3. Charge her Ripster (an MP3-video thingee) and put a new movie or some shows on it for her.
  4. Upload Amber’s iPod touch with a good GPS app for when we’re driving, also a good lines wait times app for the Magic Kingdom.
  5. Check out the Unofficial Guide crowd level predictions and WRITE THEM DOWN!
  6. Find my Travel Size bottles for shampoo and conditioner and fill them.
  7. Pick up some travel sized toothpaste
  8. Make my toiletries list
  9. Pack my carry-on (it’s a lot cooler here-highs in the 60’s- I can do that now w/no problem)
  10. Pack Rachael’s carry-on (this will be slightly more difficult as children run seem to run significantly warmer so she doesn’t blink an eye at wearing shorts and tanks in high of 68/70 days….!)
  11. FIND a tank or tee to put Rachael’s “Birthday Girl” iron-on transfer on
Now, to add to all of this, the only day off I have between now and the day we leave is Sunday. I work every day, with Thursday and Saturday being ½ days. Eek! Thursday, Rachael is hosting a “makeover-spa-day” with 3 friends here @ home, followed by going to a local Regency Beauty Institute to do an Updo-and-Nails! I also need to pick up the 2 dozen mini-cupcakes for her class for her actual birthday on the 4th, and pick up wrapping paper for her little gifts we got her for her birthday! :scared:

Whew! :eek:


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