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ginny_lynn 02-16-2013 11:56 AM

A Mother/Son Adventure!--Sept 2013 PTR
 
:banana::banana::banana:We are going to:banana::banana::banana:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...g/IMG_0263.jpg

Okay so not the best piture, but you get the idea!


On to the important things:
Who: Myself, Virginia a 28 year old single momma. I owrk full time and like to enjoy my vacation time on trips! This will b my second trip to WDW!
Faves:
Movie:The Little Mermaid!!
Character:Villians, any of them, I just love them!
Park:Magic Kingdom!
Ride:Tower of Terror! Ok, bad mom confession time: We were in the boiler room waiting to gt to the elevator last summer, Boo decided he didn't want to ride he was scared! Since we had waited in line about 15 minutes and it as POURING outside, I bribed him....I promised him a stuffed Kitty (Sully) if he rode with us anyway (it was me and my niece in line with him, if he didn't go none of us did). He rode!! He says he liked it but would not go again. He got his Kitty, and has asked if he rides this trip does he get Mike? lol

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/.../2012dw193.jpg

I hate pictures of me, but Boo took this last summer waiting for Monsters Inc Laugh Floor

Xzavier, AKA Boo. He will be 7 on our trip (1 month until his birthday) He LOVES Mickey Mouse, and thrill rides.
Faves:
Movie:Pirates of the Carribean, any of them. He is Pirate obsessed!
Character: Mickey Mouse :smickey: When he first met Mickey Mouse last summer he giggled for ten minutes straight! He was in heaven!!!
Park:Magic Kingdom!
Ride:Tommorowland Speedway, driving himself? nothing can beat that!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/.../2012dw064.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/.../2012dw056.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...8FourBySix.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...acation046.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...8FourBySix.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...1FourBySix.jpg

I think these pictures show his fun, loving, hyper personality great!

When: September 17-?? 2013, still deciding weather to fly home 28 or 29th? 28th we have a day to rest before work/school, 29th we get an extra day in Disney!!!

Where: Still deciding between values, not sure which one yet....booking once my new card comes in the mail, so I need to decide very soon!

Now on to planning!

This trip will be very different than any vacation we have taken:
1. First trip just me and Boo! We usually have my mom and my neices and nephews with us.

2. This will be Boo's first flight!! Since there were 6 of us going from Nova Scotia last year driving saved about $2000. Boo is soooo excited to fly! h has been begging to go on an airplane since his cousins got to fly a couple years ago.

3. Table service! Last year we were on QSDP, this year will be DDP!

Cannot wait for the operating schedule!!

lsenquiz 02-16-2013 12:46 PM

Joining in. Glad to see more September PTRs popping up:cool1:. We will be arriving on September 15th. Our boys are close in age(mine will turn 9 right before we get there). I also use incentive(or bribery if you want to call it that :rotfl2:) to get my DS8 to try new rides. He always is glad after.

MissSabrinaLee 02-16-2013 01:19 PM

Hi! :wave2: Following along!

Which of the values are you considering?

ginny_lynn 02-16-2013 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lsenquiz (Post 47524237)
Joining in. Glad to see more September PTRs popping up:cool1:. We will be arriving on September 15th. Our boys are close in age(mine will turn 9 right before we get there). I also use incentive(or bribery if you want to call it that :rotfl2:) to get my DS8 to try new rides. He always is glad after.

:wave2: Welcome! Boo is normally scared of nothing! So when he wantd to back out it through me for a loop, but everyone in line got a chuckle out of me promising presents in return...he wasn't panicking or crying, I would never make him do anything if he was that upset....lol but to each their own....and he doesn't even realize he would have got Kitty anyway.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MissSabrinaLee (Post 47524549)
Hi! :wave2: Following along!

Which of the values are you considering?

AOA LM is our top choice, but it seems to be exempt from all discounts, and as a single mom turning down discounts is not very smart....other then that All-Star Movies, never stayed there but looks fun. and then POP, we stayed at POP last year and it wasn't my fave. I HATED the food court b/c the workers seemed incompetent...which seems mean, but I am a Customer Service Manager so I am very picky about the service I recieve since I know what level of service I hold my staff to. Boo liked pop, and we could walk across the bridge to check out AOA is why it is in the running....I am booking next week with no discount, so I may book AOA and change if a disocunt comes out.

lsenquiz 02-16-2013 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ginny_lynn (Post 47525580)
:wave2: Welcome! Boo is normally scared of nothing! So when he wantd to back out it through me for a loop, but everyone in line got a chuckle out of me promising presents in return...he wasn't panicking or crying, I would never make him do anything if he was that upset....lol but to each their own....and he doesn't even realize he would have got Kitty anyway.

I completely agree. I feel like I know which rides my DS8 is ready for and those are the ones I "encourage" him to ride. However, I would never push him to ride something I knew he was not ready for which is why he has not ridden RnR yet.

ginny_lynn 02-16-2013 05:59 PM

We are booking a package, which will inclide 7 day park passes with Water Park Fun and More! We have never done Disney Waterparks so that will be a first.

Our 7 main park days will be 2 Magic Kingdom, 2 Epcot, 2 Hollywood Studios, and 1 Animal Kingdom.

There will be additional time at Magic Kingdom as art of our first Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween party! I need to do more research on this to ensure we get to do what Boo will enjoy the most.

Since we are there 11-12 nights we will have at least 1 day at each water park, maybe 2. I am waiting for the operating schedule to come out so I can plan my days! I was hoping it would be out yesterday but I was dissappointed when I came home to work to no park hours :(

Hmmm, we are not Foodies, but I almost feel we should spend one of our last days in Epcot to experience Food and Wine.....thoughts?

and to end the post a picture of Xzavier!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/.../2012dw586.jpg

Lol, his nose is purple because my niece decided Dale should have a purple nose since it's her fave color, and there was a purple marker at the Kidcot station....Xzavier decided he would make her happy by coloring his nose purple.
Up next: ADR Planning...

ginny_lynn 02-16-2013 08:43 PM

ADR's!!! So exciting! Here is where we plan to eat!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ing/BCB401.jpg
Breakfast or Dinner?? Which would you suggest?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...e-Entrance.jpg
Supper!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ing/BCE404.jpg
Supper on MNSSHP night!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...1925470560.jpg
Breakfast or supper?? Not sure yet....

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...g/crystal1.jpg
Breakfast! Prepark opening!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...esCAUGM328.jpg
Breakfast pre park opening!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...a3-610x250.jpg
Breakfast!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...HANA_1_998.jpg
Supper!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...n_disney-2.jpg
Supper!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...estaurant1.jpg
Supper!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...-de-france.jpg
Supper!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...03NewEntry.jpg
Breakfast prepark opening!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...m2tjo1_500.jpg
Lunch!

Thoughts? Opinions?

happybelle 02-16-2013 10:47 PM

Your ADRs sound yummy and you will love the water parks, so much fun. Boo is adorable.

ginny_lynn 02-17-2013 07:05 PM

Here's hoping tomorrow is the day that the operating schedule for September is released!!! I really want to start planning each day! But for now, Here are our Must Do's at Magic Kingdom:
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...e-listing2.jpg
Enchanted Tales with Belle! This is new and me and Boo love Beauty and the Beast! We may be going to see the traveling Musical in May, and our localhigh school is doing this for thir musical so we will go see that as well!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...id-listing.jpg
The Little Mermaid! This is my fave movie so a must do!

And since my Boo is a thrill seeker we have:
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...untain-240.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...untain-240.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...IGTHUN_240.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...WISHES_240.jpg
Due to preteen attitude from my niece we did not see this last year so it is a MUST this year! Has anyone been to the dessert party? Do you reccomend it?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/.../CDCTP_240.jpg
We only did the electrical parade last year!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...INDYSP_240.jpg
Boo's fave ride!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ITCHGE_240.jpg
We didn't get there last year, but Boo loves stitch....sounds like it may be a never again but we have to try it once...

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_POC_240.jpg
Pirates....need I say more?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/..._PHILH_240.jpg
I love this show!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ILAUGH_240.jpg
We are big Monster fans! Cannot wait for Monsters university....

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/..._HAUNT_240.jpg
<3

Everything else is gravy!

ginny_lynn 02-18-2013 10:27 AM

Hollywood Studios Must Do's:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_JTA_240.jpg
Boo is so excited to try this!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...CKROLL_240.jpg
Thrill seekers!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/..._TOWER_240.jpg
Boo needs a stuffed Mike afterall ;)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...rs-listing.jpg
For my Star Wars fan!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ow-listing.jpg
Need to feed his pirate obsession!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_FANT_240.jpg
I <3 this show! :lovestruc:love:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...y-jr-240-1.jpg
As much as he is starting to love big kid things he still loves Mickey and Jake!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_TSM_240.jpg
Would any HS day be complet without TSMM??

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...UNKSET_240.jpg
Hyper boys need somewhere to run out energy!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_LMA_240.jpg
We missed this last year! I heard something about it closing but I hope this is not true! :confused3

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_INDY_240.jpg
Another one we missed last year!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...CKTOUR_240.jpg
Boo said he cannot miss this!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_ANIM_240.jpg
Who doesn't want to learn to draw?

Some people say HS is a half day park but we :love: it! Enough fast and slow combined to make for a great day!

ginny_lynn 02-19-2013 09:21 AM

Must Do's Animal Kingdom:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...isting_240.jpg
Who doesn't love seeing all the animals?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...EL_FNM_240.jpg
We had bad seats last year....at the very back. Hoping for good seats this year so we can enjoy!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...EL_FOW_240.jpg
New for us but Xzavier LOVES learning about animals!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_PFE_240.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_MJT_240.jpg
We love walking the animal trails!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...EL_FLK_240.jpg
Amazing show!!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_KRR_240.jpg
One of Boo's fave's last year! He loves anything that makes him wet!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_EVST_240.jpg
Thrill seekers!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/..._DSAUR_240.jpg
Boo hated this, but for some reason insists he must do it again!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_BONE_240.jpg
Engery buster!

This is a lot but we did most of it last year in one day without issue!

ginny_lynn 02-19-2013 09:41 AM

Epcot Must do:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...-track-240.jpg
This was closed last year so we must try it! DS loves all things Cars!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...g/SOAR_240.jpg
We love Soarin'! The felling, the smells, it just can't be beat!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...LEN_1b_240.jpg
I have no desire to do this, but I read the discription to Boo, and the word Dinosaur makes it a must do for him....how bad is it?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/..._ILLUM_240.jpg
This was not my fave show....but maybe our view was not the best...where is a good place to watch from?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...URTALK_240.jpg
Boo loves Crush!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...PEARTH_240.jpg
How can you not spend time in the golf ball?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_NEMO_240.jpg
I <3 Nemo!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_MAEL_240.jpg
We got stuck last year! Time to try again!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...MISSPA_240.jpg
First time for us....but I told Xzavier Green was the only option....spinning makes me ill....

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...IVLAND_240.jpg
We love this ride!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...URIMAG_240.jpg
Who doesn't love Figment!!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_GFT_240.jpg
Anything with Donald is ok with me!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...re-listing.jpg
DS will be 7, need I say more?

We will also see the countries and watch the movies as time allows!


ginny_lynn 02-19-2013 10:06 AM

Blizzard Beach Must do's:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_CCC_240.jpg
This is Momma's fave!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/..._CHAIR_240.jpg
I love that there is a way to get up, other then walking EVERY time.....lol

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_DDD_240.jpg
Love tube slides!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_MAB_240.jpg
We love bobbing on the waves....

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...RUNOFF_240.jpg
Wahoo for rides we can do together!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...SKIPAT_240.jpg
Xzavier cannot wait to try this! It looks SOOO fun!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...NST_240_v2.jpg
Fun!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...OBRACE_240.jpg
Xzavier loves racing mama!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...PRINGS_240.jpg
Do they let you go on this just the 2 of us or will we be with others?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...L_SUPL_240.jpg
Xzavier insists he's ready to try!

Looks like a fun filled day!


ginny_lynn 02-19-2013 10:13 AM


Typhoon Lagoon Must Do's:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/..._CASCR_240.jpg
Love any lazy river!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...CRUGUS_240.jpg
Love riding with Boo!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_GPF_240.jpg
This looks like a fun ride!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...HUMKOW_240.jpg
Love dark slides! Xzavier is willing to try!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...HAREEF_240.jpg
Cannot wait! Boo is determined he cannot breathe in a snorkel....we will practice at the beach this summer....

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...TSLIDE_240.jpg
Splash!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...RFPOOL_240.jpg
This should be interesting!!

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...AL_SWB_240.jpg
I told Boo I gt to relax at least 15 minutes.....lol

Any water park tips or tricks?


ginny_lynn 02-19-2013 12:10 PM

We are 210 days out from our trip.....we have some other count downs to help lessen the waiting....24 days until Boo's 7th birthday party, 25 days until his 7th birthday!!, 30 days until ADR's, 94 days until Beauty and The Beast live on stage!, 121 days until our long weekend in PEI, 180 days until our day trip to New Brunswick for water park day! Possibly over night....but is that enough? no, we need more!!!
So we will do MOVIE NIGHTS!!!! Every 2 weeks until we go!

March 1st
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/.../Toy_Story.jpg
Pizza Night

March 15th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...R00214317_.jpg
Fish and Chips night

March 29th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...R80214317_.jpg
Spaghetti night

April 12th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...R60214317_.jpg
Chicken night

April 26th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...PL__SY300_.jpg
Barbque Night

May 10th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...esCA4L4JD5.jpg
Sub Night

May 24th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...lpaper_001.jpg
pirate ship pizza

June 7th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ing_poster.jpg
Steak Night

June 21st
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...y_poster_2.jpg
Eat out, as we are away...Drive in if playing there

July 5th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...eastposter.jpg


July 19th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...din20cover.jpg

August 2nd
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ling/12677.jpg
Eating out for movie in theatre

August 16th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...esCA929PL9.jpg
Fish and Chips! (One of our faves)

August 30th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...Soundtrack.jpg

September 13th
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...-Pixar-2-1.jpg

These are subject to change.....if anyone has and simple but related meal ideas let me know!


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