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Old 04-14-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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Fresh Out of University and Onwards to Disney!!!An August PTR!!!(Last Update 8/26)

Chapter 1. Introductions!

Hello friends! I've been dying to start this PTR, but being still in school, had to get that out of the way first. My last exam was yesterday, so woohoo, I can get started!

Here are the links
Chapter 1. Introductions! (You're already here!)
Chapter 2. More good stuff about us!
Chapter 3. My itinerary and touring plans!
Chapter 4. Dining plans and ADRs
Chapter 5. Birthday surprises!
Chapter 6. The ride's the thing
Chapter 7. All in the preparation
Chapter 8. I like free things
Chapter 9. Yuki's art of Disney
Chapter 10. Four different airlines, one destination
Chapter 11. I has tickets!!!
Chapter 12. Oh Noes!Itinerary dilemma due to slight park hour change!
Chapter 13. Back at school
Chapter 14. Some Disney in my life
Chapter 15. What are YOU packing?
Chapter 16. Oh Boo-urns!
Chapter 17. Summer has arrived!
Chapter 18. No more Power Rangers???
Chapter 19. A quick update
Chapter 20. Future trips!
Chapter 21. I dreamed a dream
Chapter 22. I love postcards!
Chapter 23. TSM closure confirmed =(
Chapter 24. This one's for the ladies
Chapter 25. Another closure?
Chapter 26. My trip loot. Sorta...
Chapter 27. The pirates league!
Chapter 28. Need help with sweat!
Chapter 29. My ten firsts
Chapter 30. I'm not dead!!!
Chapter 31. Holy smokes, 8 more days!!!
Chapter 32. 95% done!
Chapter 33. We leave tomorrow!!!

Ok, on to the intro of the cast of (2) characters.

I'm Yuki(21), and here's a photo of me on my first ever trip to WDW in 2006.


It was a complete dream come true for me. My parents saved up for 6 years so that my siblings and I could spend a week at WDW. We must've been the luckiest kids in the world because we had no parents on this trip. Just me at 17, and my siblings at 14 and 13 yrs old. They deemed me as responsible enough

On that trip, I didn't know much about WDW at all. We went on a package that also included admission to SeaWorld, JFK Space Centre, and Universal Studios. We stayed offsite and there were shuttle busses that took us to the parks in WDW. We had no idea what to expect at Disney, but still had an AMAZING TIME, despite little to no planning (we planned the order of the parks).

This is the three of us at Epcot


And this is us at the then, MGM Studios


We LOVE funny posing



My sister's such a character, I love her


After that trip, I came home and went WDW crazy. With no plans to return soon, I found websites like mouse savers and the Dis and discovered that I had missed SO MUCH Ofcourse, going to these sites just made me want to go back MORE, of course. So I started looking at prices and started to get a real sense of how much a WDW vacation would cost. My parents paid for our first trip ever of course, but I was determined to pay my own way this time.

So after a lot of research (which I blogged on my livejournal about ), the idea of returning in 2010 seemed more and more plausible. Which leads us to our second character, my DBF.

This is DBF, Andrew (21). He'll be turning 22 when we're at Disney. And yes, I planned it that way.

That's him and his neice in Taiwan. His hair's longer now too.

So, why was 2010 such a great year to return? Well, Andrew graduates this June, and I was going to graduate this August, but decided to spend an extra year getting a minor. It'll also be our 3rd yr anniversary (date-versary?), and 3's my favourite number. So it worked out pretty well.

I started planning all of this in 2008, so I would have 2 years to save up, which was just about right.

I already have rooms booked (with CAA discount), flights arranged, and tickets bought!

We will be at Pop Century from Aug.17-Aug.24, 2010. So come along on my countdown to my favourite place in the world!


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Old 04-14-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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Fresh Out of University and Onwards to Disney!!!An August PTR!!!(Updated 8/26)

Chapter 2. More good stuff about us

Ok, now that I have those initial intro's out of the way, I can tell you guys more about us.

I'm a 4th year University of Waterloo student in the Social Development Studies program. Currently, I'm working on getting a minor in Psychology and will be applying to get into the Bachelor of Social Work program next fall.

This is my 2nd trip to the World. I've always loved all things Disney, my favourite movie being Aladdin and my favourite princess is Snow White (though I don't really know why....) I've always dreamed of going to Disney, so when I went in 2006, I literally felt like, a kid at Disney World! There's just no other way to put it!

One of my favourite rides......is the Haunted Mansion. I'm actually not a big fan of Soarin'. I didn't quite get the appeal. I also loved Buzz Lightyear and the TTA. I just realized, I listed mostly MK rides!

My favourite characters are Tink, Stitch, Wall-E, Dug, and Rhino.

I'm also HUUUGE geek. Yes, I know the DIS is FULL of Disney geeks. But I'm a geek of many other things.

Here's a photo to give you a clue.


Still don't know it yet? Here's another one.


Give up yet? I'm sure some of you will get it.

Yes, I'm an anime/sci-fi/comic/gaming dress-up-to-go-to-conventions geek.

And I LOVE it

One of my main hobbies is making costumes for myself and dressing up in public. I'm a total attention ***** and LOVE wearing a costume out to the mall or just to go downtown. Of course, I usually choose the costumes that don't have wig. Those are reserved for conventions

And luckily for me, DBF is also such a geek and dresses up as well (although a little more relunctantly), but he does it for me.

Here's a photo of us at the last summer convention, as characters from the game, Team Fortress 2


Ok, let me tell you a little more about Andrew. He's a computer software engineer, and will be graduating from the University of Queens. This is also his 2nd trip to the World. His first trip was when he was 6 or 7, so he doesn't remember much of what happened.

Oddly though, he remembers Honey! I shrunk the audience! quite well. He's not big on Disney. He certainly enjoys the movies and LOVED Wall-E (not as much as me though!). But he's looking forward to see me GIDDY WITH HAPPINESS when I get off that plane at MCO.

He's the best DBF ever and I really think he's the one! Cross your fingers ladies! He only really agreed to this trip because he knows how happy it'll make me. He's a keeper, amirite?

We love taking silly photos. Here are some.






Here's a nice one to end this post.

He's my prince charming and I'm so happy I found him


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Old 04-14-2010, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hi Yuki! I saw your post on Jordan's report that you had a pre-trip started so I came over to say hello. How nice that your parents sent you and your siblings to Disney - by yourself!! You guys must have had an awesome time!

I, like you, didn't understand the "art" of doing Disney until I started reading the Dis boards.

Love the photos - especially the last one - you two look so happy!

Can't wait to hear about all of your plans!
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Wow Congrats on the graduating from collage-way to go
and isn't fun to plan your trip--half the fun to me-not so much to DH(my DBF)
he just says 'yes dear' sigh's and goes on.
looking forward to the rest
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Hey there! Popped over from Jordans thread! I look forward to following along!

I'm thinking of starting my PTR soon, but hesitant to as my trip isn't till December 2011
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:14 PM   #6
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Hi Yuki! I saw your post on Jordan's report that you had a pre-trip started so I came over to say hello. How nice that your parents sent you and your siblings to Disney - by yourself!! You guys must have had an awesome time!

I, like you, didn't understand the "art" of doing Disney until I started reading the Dis boards.

Love the photos - especially the last one - you two look so happy!

Can't wait to hear about all of your plans!
Thanks so much for coming along! Yes, I really DO have the best parents in the world! And thanks about the last picture, I'm very happy with him

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Wow Congrats on the graduating from collage-way to go
and isn't fun to plan your trip--half the fun to me-not so much to DH(my DBF)
he just says 'yes dear' sigh's and goes on.
looking forward to the rest
Andrew is exactly like that! He's happy for me, but doesn't really want to hear about all the details.

I'm CRAZY about planning! I've already read the Unnofficial Guide cover to cover. I also read ALL the menus over at Allears. Planning just gives me such a rush!

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Hey there! Popped over from Jordans thread! I look forward to following along!

I'm thinking of starting my PTR soon, but hesitant to as my trip isn't till December 2011
Thanks for coming! Yeah, I was thinking of starting my PTR earlier, but it felt like too early! Hopefully this PTR will help these next 4 months fly by
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Here's a photo of us at the last summer convention, as characters from the game, Team Fortress 2

That is fantastic!! You guys are hilarious! I just noticed in your siggie that you are doing a ptr, so I had to come on over. I've got to go back now and read the rest. I love the way you guys say "favourite" up in Canada - so fancy!
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Okay, caught up.

You have some great ideas for Andrew's surprises. So, he'll dress up in costume in public, but you don't think he'd wear a pirate Mickey hat? What if you got him a whole ensemble to go with it? Or, just a pirate hat with no mouse ears?

You guys will love Boma for your celebration dinner, especially since you are adventurous eaters. It one of our very favorites (unfortunately, one that we ares skipping this time).

I truly hope you NEVER have to wait an hour to ride Aladdin! Even in August, it should never be that crowded!

So, did you consider getting the QSDP now that is is free for your dates? Or is it too late since you already bought your tix? You could convert your room-only to a package with one day tickets and still probably save some cash, no?
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:58 AM   #9
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Morning, Yuki!!

Just coming over to say hi! (It's morning where I am) THings are slow today aren't they??

Sorry to hear you won't be able to make Peepfest!!! I'm not sure if I can either, but would sure love to!
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Just coming over to say hi! (It's morning where I am) THings are slow today aren't they??

Sorry to hear you won't be able to make Peepfest!!! I'm not sure if I can either, but would sure love to!
I see all 3 of us are on and lurking the same TRs....maybe we should jump over to Jordan's Peeps and see if we can hold a video chat session so at least we won't have to type and lurk (I've never tried out the feature but turned it on on JPs).
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Hmmmm...now there's an idea we should look into!! My video handling capabilities stink over here in Crapistan, but might be worth a try...
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Morning, Yuki!!

Just coming over to say hi! (It's morning where I am) THings are slow today aren't they??

Sorry to hear you won't be able to make Peepfest!!! I'm not sure if I can either, but would sure love to!
Morning? Where do you live again?

But ya, definitely slow. Which is a good thing cause keeping up with Jordy's TR really tires me out


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Yeah, but you're saving your nickels and dimes for a much more worthy cause...your parents (besides don't you get enough of Jordan on the DIS already that it's almost like you know him already?). But we'll miss you for sure!

Yeah, I was really looking into planning for Peepfest, but there'll be other Peepfests. And you're right, I can just keep up with him here on the Dis!

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Hmmmm...now there's an idea we should look into!! My video handling capabilities stink over here in Crapistan, but might be worth a try...
I don't have a webcam.....also Derek, what's the link for Jordan's Peeps?
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Oh yaa, you live somewhere in central asia. Which country are you in?
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I don't have a webcam.....also Derek, what's the link for Jordan's Peeps?
www.peepfest.ning.com
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Hmmmm...now there's an idea we should look into!! My video handling capabilities stink over here in Crapistan, but might be worth a try...
We'll have to arrange a video conference. Look for the video chat menu under "videos" and then you'll have to install the Zorap app which is the web chat/video conference program in the background of ning.com. Let me know when you want to try it out and maybe we can recruit a few others to test it out. Apparently, folks can watch Youtube videos together, share music, pics, etc.
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