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johnsonginad 05-02-2012 10:02 AM

Mission: 2013 or Planning Our Return To The World, A 2013 PTR
 
:wave2: Good Mornin' ya'll!

My name is Gina, and I will be your guide, organizer and narrator through this adventure of planning my family's return to the world!

Those of you that have read my previous PTR, and my current, and in progress, TR know that we just got back on April 5th! Before we even got finished with our vacation we were trying to think of when a good time to come back would be. So, here I am, working on making that happen!

:welcome: and I'm glad you're here! Just sit back, relax, grab some popcorn popcorn:: and join me as I drive myself crazy planning! :rotfl2:

johnsonginad 05-02-2012 10:05 AM

Reserved for Table of Contents

(Provided I can figure out how to do it. :lmao:)

Introduction:
Excuse Me, Just Who the Heck ARE You People?

Planning:
So...When Ya Goin'?
Let's Talk Food!
A Wrinkle in Time, or, The Great Changeup

WhereOurDreamsBegan 05-02-2012 11:31 AM

How exciting! My husband and I are considering heading back down to Disney in 2013 as well... last time we were there was November '11 for our honeymoon and boy am I REALLY hoping we get to go!! :)

johnsonginad 05-04-2012 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by WhereOurDreamsBegan (Post 44769320)
How exciting! My husband and I are considering heading back down to Disney in 2013 as well... last time we were there was November '11 for our honeymoon and boy am I REALLY hoping we get to go!! :)

FUN!!!! I hope you get to go too!! I promise this PTR will be starting soon! It's been one hectic week! I hope to get started on some posting tonight! :thumbsup2

johnsonginad 05-06-2012 11:31 AM

Excuse Me, Just Who the Heck ARE You People?
 
I'm sure that alot of you are wondering just this very thing. Who the heck are you people! :rotfl2: Well, with this post, I hope to answer that very question.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...nginad/151.jpg

HI! :wave2: I'm Gina. I am 31 years old, a Mommy, a banker, and the Disney trip planning extraordinaire in our little family of three. I love everything about Disney, and it seems like I'm always in planning mode anymore! :rotfl2: Even if there's no trip to plan, I still feel the need to glean the disboards for all the information I can get my hands on. :lmao:

The little princess in that picture above is Emma. She's my little angel. My everything. She loves everything there is about Disney, and is always ready to go! Just yesterday, she was trying to pack things in her Minnie Mouse purse, stating that she was getting it ready for our next trip. :rotfl2:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...nginad/084.jpg

This is Daddy. Daddy loves his girls, and is always ready for a good time at Disney World! He always helps with the planning when I need it, and loves to read dining reviews to help with planning out our meals.

So there you have it! Our little family! Now it's time to get rockin and rollin on some planning!

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...nginad/063.jpg

johnsonginad 05-06-2012 03:39 PM

So...When Ya Goin'?
 
I guess the next logical question to ask would be just this...WHEN ARE YOU GOING?

Well, to put it plainly...I'm not sure...I know...I know...Why start a PTR if you don't even know when you're going? Well, we know we're going next year, and we have it narrowed down to a couple of different times. We just need to figure out which one it's going to be.

First, we had pinned down Fall Break, October 2013. We were so excited about this! This would mean Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and the Food and Wine Festival. I have always wanted to try both of these, so the idea of going at this time of year was very inticing to me!

Then we...well, I...got to thinking (I know...dangerous) the idea of having to wait that long to go back was a little bit depressing. So we came up with another time. DH though of going in May, just after school let out for the summer. This would mean longer park hours and Star Wars Weekends.

Now all there's left to do is weigh the pros and cons of each time, and decided which one to choose.

Here's our choices:

May 16th-23rd

or

September 28th-October 5th

Help me decide! Tell me when we should go and why!

oopsiDAISY 05-07-2012 10:02 AM

subbing...

Can I just say you are brave for tackling the TR and PTR at the same time! :eek: Way to go, you!! :cool1: :rotfl2:

oopsiDAISY 05-07-2012 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by johnsonginad (Post 44809831)
Now all there's left to do is weigh the pros and cons of each time, and decided which one to choose.

Here's our choices:

May 16th-23rd

or

September 28th-October 5th

Help me decide! Tell me when we should go and why!


My vote is for fall break...here are my reasons:

*The heat of summer!

*The crowds of summer AND Star Wars Weekends.

*WE are going in the fall and we could arrange a Dismeet! :thumbsup2

*...and besides that, I would have someone to commiserate the long wait with! :lmao:

cogero 05-07-2012 10:29 AM

I vote September and OCtober because that is my dream trip :)

johnsonginad 05-07-2012 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by oopsiDAISY (Post 44816144)
subbing...

Can I just say you are brave for tackling the TR and PTR at the same time! :eek: Way to go, you!! :cool1: :rotfl2:

Hey, I have to do something to make the time go by faster! :rotfl2: I just hope I don't get confused and post the wrong thing on the wrong report. :eek:

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Originally Posted by oopsiDAISY (Post 44816198)
My vote is for fall break...here are my reasons:

*The heat of summer!

*The crowds of summer AND Star Wars Weekends.

*WE are going in the fall and we could arrange a Dismeet! :thumbsup2

*...and besides that, I would have someone to commiserate the long wait with! :lmao:

Yeah...That's sort of what I'm thinking too. It will be much cooler in the fall, and the crowds of Star Wars Weekends kind of scare me. :eek:

A Dismeet would be AWESOME!!!! :yay:

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Originally Posted by cogero (Post 44816374)
I vote September and OCtober because that is my dream trip :)

I totally know what you mean. Going at that time of year is pretty much my dream trip too. MNSSHP and Food and Wine would be so great!

cbcrockett 05-07-2012 11:25 AM

I'm here now! :lmao:

Have y'all been in the fall? I love Disney anytime of year, but if you haven't been and seen MK all done up for Halloween/fall and experienced F&W, that would be my vote. I went with my mom, stepdad and little sister for a long weekend in October 2009 andit was great! Slightly cooler, crowds werea bit more managable... Loved it! Can't wait to do it again with DH and DD someday!

Crazy Mother of Two 05-07-2012 01:35 PM

I'm in!!!!pixiedust:

I vote for Sept/Oct 2013. I love that time of year. We are planning for Sept.2013 (and will be starting my own TR soon!!) and love the weather and the fact that the crowds are lower.

JDailey 05-08-2012 02:32 PM

We absolutely LOVE October!!! I love how the Magic Kingdom is decorated for the MNSSHP!!!! The kids love to dress in their costumes and Trick-or-Treat at the park..... it is too much fun!!

johnsonginad 05-12-2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by cbcrockett (Post 44816895)
I'm here now! :lmao:

Have y'all been in the fall? I love Disney anytime of year, but if you haven't been and seen MK all done up for Halloween/fall and experienced F&W, that would be my vote. I went with my mom, stepdad and little sister for a long weekend in October 2009 andit was great! Slightly cooler, crowds werea bit more managable... Loved it! Can't wait to do it again with DH and DD someday!

YAY! Glad you're here!

Nope...we've never been in the fall. The more I read about it, the more I am tempted to go then, though! F&W would be so much fun, and the pictures of MK all dressed up for Halloween are so cool!!!

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Originally Posted by Crazy Mother of Two (Post 44818243)
I'm in!!!!pixiedust:

I vote for Sept/Oct 2013. I love that time of year. We are planning for Sept.2013 (and will be starting my own TR soon!!) and love the weather and the fact that the crowds are lower.

Yeah...I'm doing as much research as I can. It's looking very tempting!!! Welcome aboard! :thumbsup2

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Originally Posted by JDailey (Post 44829141)
We absolutely LOVE October!!! I love how the Magic Kingdom is decorated for the MNSSHP!!!! The kids love to dress in their costumes and Trick-or-Treat at the park..... it is too much fun!!

It really sounds like it is! UGH...Decisions, decisions...My head already hurts. :lmao:

partyof2 05-13-2012 07:41 PM

You gotta go in the fall!

I went the first two weeks in October 2010 and the lines were great, we never waited more than 30mins for anything, the only ride we skipped was TSM for obvious reasons.

The weather was gorgeous and it didn't rain once.


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