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Old 10-03-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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February Magical Family Adventures!!~ LAST DAY!! (6/5)

Hello everyone!! If you've read my past 3-4 PTR's and TR's, then you may remember that I was taking a TR break! I did 4 back to back and then had to prepare for DS starting Pre-K. I really didn't think we would be able to book another trip in February due to the fact that we did 2 trips in 2008 (Feb & May) and because DS would now be in school, but someone...somewhere....just knew that we needed a little pixie dust! So, WELCOME to my next Pre-Trip Report. Let's get this party started...........


With all the happenings the past few months, I am super excited to say that we are booked for another WDW vacation. DS started pre-k in August and that was a huge adjustment for all of us. We had to evacuate for 2 hurricanes which took a lot out of us. We are re-modeling our kitchen....or really, we completely ripped out our kitchen and are starting over. Due to 2 hurricanes, pre-k madness, and the fact that my mothers home got 2 feet of water inside, the kitchen remodel has been moving S-L-O-W-L-Y!!! We've put most of it on hold while we tend to my mothers house.
Needless to say....WE NEED A VACATION!!

February is our favorite time to visit WDW. Low crowds, the weather is nice, shorter lines, and everyone's temperment just seems happier! This is the time we usually go but since DS is now in school we probably won't be able to do February any more. Being as though this year is pre-k, we've decided to do one last February trip. YAY!!!

We are also booked for a Disney Cruise in June 2009! It was originally a "Land/Sea" package. When we realized that we are in desperate need of a vacation BEFORE JUNE, I got to thinking about how HOT it is going to be at WDW for the land portion of that trip. That's when we came up with the idea to cancel the land portion of the June trip. We are still going on the cruise (4 nights) but now we have funds to book a trip in February too!!

Here are the details and introductions for our February 2009 trip
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Feb 7-13th (6 nights) staying at OKW in a 1 bedroom villa. (our favorite place to stay!) We are on the "regular" Dining plan, and I've already made MOST of our ADR's....I'll get to that a little later.

Me(35) - Stay at home mom/Soccer Mom/ Disney vacation planner. I am very involved in my son's school. I'm there pretty much every day volunteering for one thing or another. I LOVE IT!!! I am also domestic CEO of this household. I also belong to our local film group and have fun feeding my other addiction....acting and filmmaking.

DH(38)- Works super hard which allows for me to be able to be a stay at home mom. Also loves to work in the yard and be involved in DS's school activities when he can. Over the past 4 trips he has also become a Disney addict. He is just starting to get to the point of telling other people. (He was in the closet for years!)

DS(4)- LOVES taking trips to WDW. Favorite characters/movies are Cars, & Toy Story and loves anything to do with those. Last trip I swear we must have rode Buzz Lightyear at least 84,000 times! He just started pre-k this august and is loving it!! Oh, and he just told me last week that he MUST be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween. I ordered the costume from disneyshopping.com yesterday. Can't wait to see him in it!

This is us in May at Port Orleans Riverside:


Here is a page from our photopass Photobook that we ordered from February 2008:




Oh I forgot to mention that for every trip I create a new planning binder. (told you I had issues) This is the binder for our land/sea vacaton. I made the picture on the cover, although now I guess I should change it since we aren't doing the land portion anymore.


There WILL be a binder for the February trip. I have to go get a new one and decorate it. I will be posting pictures of it later.

CHAPTER LINKS:

ADR'S
HALLOWEEN COSTUME TIME!!

NO PIRATE & PRINCESS PARTY YET???

A TRIP BACK TO KONA & A HALLOWEEN PARTY

A DISCOUNT AND A GIFT CARD??

PARK GOALS ~ MAGIC KINGDOM

HOW I ROLL....(OKW)

HOW I ROLL-PARK STRATEGIES

PARK GOALS ~ EPCOT

CLOSURES/UPDATES

PARK GOALS ~ DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIO'S

SNOW IN LOUISIANA??

PARK GOALS ~ ANIMAL KINGDOM

HOLIDAY'S, DIAMONDS, & THE NEED FOR SPEED!

LET THE SHOPPING & PLANNING COMMENCE!

DINOSAURS & DISNEY GEAR

ANNIVERSARY DINNER

HELCOPTER FLIGHT

COUNTDOWNS, PLANS & SHOPPING

I NEED YOUR HELP....PLEASE!!

SIGN UPDATE

IT'S MY SUITCASE AND I'LL PACK IF I WANT TO!!

QUICK UPDATE PART I

QUICK UPDATE II

COUNTDOWN UPDATES!

COUNTDOWN SURPRISES II

I'M BORED....LET'S SHOP!!

WE'RE OUTTA HERE, BABY!!

DUDE, WE'RE HOME!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
TRIP REPORT:

ONCE UPON A TIME...

ORLANDO ARRIVAL

A DRIVING EXPERIENCE

LIGHT SABER HERE I COME!!!

WELCOME HOME!

ANIMAL KINGDOM I

ANIMAL KINGDOM II

continued w/T-Rex!!

DAY1-FINAL INSTALLMENT & A TRIP TO THE ER!!

DAY 2 PART 1

DAY 2 PART 2

DAY 2 PART 3

DAY 2-PART 4

DAY 2 ~ PART 5

DAY 2 ~ PART 5...CONTINUED

DAY 3 PART 1

DAY 3 PART 1...CONTINUED

DAY 3~PART2

DAY 4 - PART 1

DAY 4 -PART 1(CONTINUED)

DAY 4- FINAL

DAY 5 - PART 1

DAY 5-PART 1 CONTINUED

DAY 5- PART 2

FINAL DAY!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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We will be there then too!! We will be at BWV 1 bedroom Feb 8-13!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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Congrats on booking for Feb.!
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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I'm in. Looks great!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:59 PM   #6
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Hi Blue will be back to read ! Did you see my PTR yet !! You're in it !!
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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I'm in. We are going in Feb, too, but for Mardi Gras week (21st-28th). We're in Mandeville, LA where the kids get a whole week off, so it's a great time for us to go. Can't wait to hear all your plans.
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:35 PM   #8
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Have you been to Kona before? If so, how did ds like it? We're trying it for the first time, but I am a little worried about the kids.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:12 PM   #9
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Winkers don't worry just remember your "L"s!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:57 PM   #10
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Last year they came out right after Halloween. I think they like to have only 2 party's worth of tickets being sold at one time. Sooooo....I'm HOPING we will see something tomorrow or at least within the next week!

I totally agree about the fireworks. They were AWESOME!!!



Woo Hoooooo!!! Ok, I'm going to start reading it tonight once I put DS to bed. I'm going to pop myself some popcorn and catch up tonight!

Today is DS's class party. It starts at 2pm. I'm supposed to meet the other mom's there at 1:45. We are bringing all the goodies and we are supposed to dress up. Right now it is 12:58 and I'm sitting on the computer dressed like Elizabeth Swann. I'm sure I'm a sight to behold!!

We have decided to do a small amount of make up on the little girls and give them a plastic tiara. For the boys I've got pirate hats from party city and a black halloween make up crayon to draw them a beard and moustache. So, we are SORT OF having a pirate and princess party today.

Aww, your pirate and princess party sounds cute

Did you take any pics?
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Your P&PP sounds cool !! Hi Blue!!
Thanks! Hiya Rosie

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Have you been to Kona before? If so, how did ds like it? We're trying it for the first time, but I am a little worried about the kids.
We tried it on our May trip. It was really good! I actually remembered to take pic's of all of our plates that day. I'll have to find them real quick and post them. I DO remember DS eating well that evening so he must have liked it!

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Aww, your pirate and princess party sounds cute

Did you take any pics?
Thank you! I did take some pics. I'll have to edit the other kiddo's faces and then I'll post a couple.
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I'm all caught up!

Reading your PTR is helping me get some info for my own trip.

You've had more snow in Louisiana than we've had here in MD - haven't had enough to measure and it's only fallen from the sky like once.

I may have to check out the T-Rex Cafe.

Cool about the helicopter ride!
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Great Gear Blue !! I will fly but a helicopter NOWAY!!! You have fun and post lots of pix !!
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http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3212398 Belly Dancing and Bus Mojo The Grannie Trip

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:41 PM   #14
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The kids stuff is so much cooler than the adult clothes on disney shopping...i know because I was trying to take advantage of their sale and found NADA I liked. I do have to ask how much was the toiletry bag- LOVE that!
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