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Old 01-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Talking Happy Birthday to Joe, May 2011. . Trip Report Link

Ok folks, this is our third trip but my first time joining the Trip Reports club. I am just so dang excited!!

Back story: we started talking about this year's trip on the flight home in January 2009. Initially we were going to do October -- see Halloween, warmer weather, and my BFF's birthday (she was going to join us). Well BFF and her DH are buying a house this year, which sort of trumps WDW if you can believe that. So as I showered on Monday (it's Saturday) I was thinking of why we were waiting for October. May is DH's birthday, he is SO anxious to return to Disney, why not? I did some research, posted on the DisBoards for some feedback from the masters, and requested a price quote from Dreams Unlimited, a first for me. DH was over the top when I suggested the new time frame.

Ok, vacation from work and school are all approved. YIPPEE. A vacation is born!

So I've been reviewing park hours, crowd times, restaurants, etc to work up a schedule. I get so immersed in it that its a bad thing -- I didn't even wash last night's dinner dishes til this morning, we were looking at restaurants all evening!

I put my deposit down through Dreams Unlimited and scheduled our airfaire from Allentown PA to Orlando. May 13 -May 22. I am doing something contrary to my own beliefs and traveling in the evening, not arriving in Orlando till 8 pm. I like to travel in the morning & make the most of the day, but the flight times and prices at the local airports made this the best choice. We will at least get to swim a bit that night and get a nice fresh start on Saturday.

What I have done so far is review restaurants. You may think that its a strange place to start, but DH and I have been following Weight Watchers since last April. DH has lost 90 lbs and I have lost 40 . (I wanted to be down a LOT more than this before our trip, but what the heck!!!) So we plan on enjoying ourselves immensely but strive to make good eating choices even at the world. If any one is interested, last night we reviewed all of the counter service locations at the parks, and rated them according to the number of "good choices" available. the higher the rating, the more good choices. I will share if anyone wants to see! When we go to WDW we get the dining plan, and then bring some shelf stable breakfast groceries. it works great for us, but counter service meals usually throw us into grease and calorie overload so that's why we reviewed the counter service menus way in advance.

So Here is what I have so far for our trip: I will very much be planning this as I post it so will try to just keep this list updated:

Friday May 13 5:40 flight to Orlando WOOHOOOO checking into Wilderness Lodge (WL)
Saturday May 14
Sunday May 15
Monday May 16
Tuesday May 17
Wednesday May 18 Joe's 47th Bday!
Thursday May 19
Friday May 20
Saturday May 21
Sunday May 22 2pm flight home

I just moved my index to this post to make it easier to jump ahead:

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The Cast

I spent some more time reading others PTR's, getting great ideas, and then had to create a flickr account so that I can add pictures! Then I did a big update and the thing didn't save and my internet died. So now I am working on writing separately and submitting updates. Is that how most people do it? I am a newbie to this aspect but just want to share! (note: the flickr images are not showing darn it. now i have to try again!)


Let me give you an official cast for our trip and then update on where we are in the planning process.

The Cast:


First up is Joe (aka Dad). This is his birthday trip/present. His 48th bday is 5/18. While Joe turns into a big happy kid at Disney World, outside of the world he is a police officer and prefers that things run smoothly and stress free. Joe IS Mr. Incredible and has recently gone from the overweight unhappy schlep in his job guy to the super lean, take charge, happy to be saving the world again guy who always and above all loves his family.

Me --Mary Ellen (aka Mom) the planner ;-) I am pretty easy going. I like to have new experiences at WDW, while not going too crazy because that would bother my hubby. I LOVE Tinkerbell starting with Peter Pan, where she just doesn't take crap from any one, even if it does get her in trouble now and again. I love going to WDW not just for the fun for me, but to see the excitement and enjoyment in my DH & DD's faces. I have been a little stressed lately with $$ concerns. I was layed off for 18 months and when I finally did find a new job, it was at a salary that brings home less than my unemployment check did. sad states in deed. However, we have been planning this year's trip to WDW for two years and come hell or high water, we are going. It will be our last visit for several years and we want to enjoy every moment!

Katie is 7 --7 3/4 when we travel. She is 53" tall right now--tall for her age but still a little girl who THINKS she's a tween. She is moving into Fairies, and some of the newer princesses but is having a hard time admitting she still like princesses. Katie loves Hannah, Witches of Waverly Place, High School Musical. As an only child, she is pretty sure the world revolves around her, and DH & I have been trying (not always successfully) to teach her otherwise.

Sadly, Katie does not remember much about her first two trips to WDW. We looked through pictures recently to remind her, and some of it came back. That's a little sad but also not sad because so much will be new and exciting to her again! She is tall enough now to go on just about everything so we are excited to experience some rides that we've not done before (ok I haven't, DH has.)

Thor, our 100lb German Shepherd, sadly is not making the trip. NO fun for a dog in a mouse's play ground. ;-) but we will think of him and buy him toys that he can destroy in 10 minutes.



Over the past year DH & I have worked hard at eating right to be in better shape. Life is no fun when you have too many aches and pains and tire really easily. Joe's success at weight loss is very apparent, but hopefully mine will be too as we go along!
January 2007 Family:


December 2010 Family


I planned our first two trips myself on the Disney web site and had a blast doing it. This year I am using Dreams Unlimited -- I was really thrilled with the rate (I couldn't' find that on my own) and really don't mind letting someone else wait on hold for ADR's! ;-) SO far it has been a very enjoyable experience. I hope it continues!

Saturday morning I made my deposit & ordered airline tickets. Saturday afternoon I got a PIN CODE in the mail!!!! how cool was that! SO now we have courtyard view room at the Wilderness Lodge for less than our original woods view.

Here is my list of preferred ADR's:

Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare
Princess Storybook dining - breakfast - at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Rainforest Café (Katie's favorite place to eat)
Chef Mickey's @ the Contemporary
Disneys Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show @ Polynesian ***(Joe's birthday pick!)
Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot
Turf Club Bar and Grill @Sarasota
The Crystal Palace

I'd like to also eat in The Biergarten at Epcot and The Liberty tree tavern. We've eaten at these before, but in 2007 so it was quite a while ago. Except for Akershus Hall & the Rainforest Cafe, all of our restaurant picks this time are brand new to us and after looking at the menus and the characters at some of them I am SO looking forward to them all!

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wow I just struggled to find a good way to insert the pictures here! now I am behind on actually writing about the planning process & sharing bits of who we are & our past trips with you.

I promise i will get better at this! Now I want to go read a few more before bed time. Its late!

((I moved my list of links to the first post to make it easier))

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Joining in Firstly well done to you and your DH on your achievements. We have only done a few of your suggested ADRs, looks like a good mixture
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Joining in Firstly well done to you and your DH on your achievements. We have only done a few of your suggested ADRs, looks like a good mixture
Its so hard to pick, isn't it? there is awesome food everywhere. this trip will be a challenge on the eating end, we will have to be conscious of working it off with walking and swimming. I am also thinking of renting one of those surrey bikes so that while DH is running (yeck) DD and I can do a tour of the resorts that way.
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Not to be missed rides and shows

This time four months from now we will be in Disney World. Just can’t wait to get there.

DH and I have realized that DD doesn’t remember a lot about our first two trips. We’ve looked at photos and video with her and some of it comes back but a lot of if does not. , on FlickrThat will make it even more fun because it will be brand new to her. And now that she is 53” tall we will all get to do a lot more “big kid” rides so there will be a lot of newness for the Nunes family. (that’s a rhyme, our last name is pronounced the same way... yes I am corny)

I have been looking at all of the attractions with a different perspective. I am, however, having a hard time removing anything from my “favorites” list so now I have almost every ride in every park marked a favorite. Does that defeat the purpose???? Hmm I may have to create a second favorites list for this trip and narrow down first the rides that we REALLY REALLY want to go on. Some of these we have done and some we have never even seen, and a few my DH did while DD and I did a more kid friendly ride (or while she napped in her stroller).

Magic Kingdom:
Tom Sawyer Island
Splash Mountain
Big Thunder Railroad
The Barnstormer
Buzz Light year’s Space Ranger Spin
Jungle Cruise
River boat cruise
Monster’s Inc
Peter Pan
Aladdins magic carpet ride
stich’s great escape
swiss family treehouse
tomorrow land speedway
tomorrowland transit people mover
carousel of progress

Epcot:
O Canada!
Captain EO
Circle of Life
Ellen’s Energy Adventure
Three Caballeros tour (LOVE The Three Caballeros movie, can’t believe I missed this!)
Imageworks
Kim Possible adventures (we didn’t see these till too late last time, so its high on our list)
Living with the Land
Maelstrom
Mission Space
Soarin”
Spaceship Earth
NEMO!
Turtle Talk

Hollywood Studios
Studio Backlot
Beauty and the Beast
The Great Movie Ride
Honey I Shrunk the kids play ground (Katie loves this one)
Journey into Narnia
Lights, Motors, Action
Magic of Disney Animation (DH missed this last time but DD and I loved it. He draws cartoons and graphic art as a hobby so this is a must for him)
Muppet Vision 3-D
Rock n Roller Coaster
Sounds Dangerous w Drew Carey
Toy Story Mania
Tower of Terror
One Man’s Dream

Animal Kingdom (DH is not a big fan here, but I insist on taking him for at least one full day so I have yet to see everything on my list here!)
Affection Section
Conservationj station
cretaceous trail
dinosaur
Expedition Everest
Kali River Rapids
Kids Discovery clubs
wildlife express train

Wow looking at this list you would know we’d been to WDW twice! but some of these were too much for Katie (either content or just attention span) and some we did do, they were just so awesome they made on the Must Do list again!
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Its so hard to pick, isn't it? there is awesome food everywhere. this trip will be a challenge on the eating end, we will have to be conscious of working it off with walking and swimming. I am also thinking of renting one of those surrey bikes so that while DH is running (yeck) DD and I can do a tour of the resorts that way.
Oh everything is so tempting and there is so many choices We tend to do our favs and then add in new locations each trip, saying that there is still lots we have not even ventured into yet I figure with all the walking and swimming that you do whilst visiting WDW you just about break even. We hired a surrey bike during our stay at POR last year, it was really hard work but a great workout, even in the heat, the speed you travel certainly made its own air con
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can I brag for a second

I submitted two photos & stories to the Disney Share Your Memories and they posted them.

just wanted to share

Pinky Promises & Princess Secrets http://memories.disneyparks.disney.go.com/#/detail/20896

Daddy & His Princess http://memories.disneyparks.disney.go.com/#/detail/20905

very icy and downright icky here in NE PA.....so I am trying to function at work while my mind is enjoying the sun, fun and pools at WDW
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Special Birthday Surprises?? 1/19 update

We switched our Turf ADR for 50's Prime Time cafe. Looking forward to the look on DD's face when she is too full to finish dinner but still wants dessert. MUYAAHHHAHAHAHAHA

Slowly Disney is adding EMH for the week we are there. I was a little disappointed at first to see we had no really late nights...I was hoping to take a mid day siesta then stay up late. No matter what age I am, it still feels a little "naughty" to be up at a park very late into the night.

SO, question for all of you fantastic WDW experts:

what fun little things (that are not very $$$) can I plan/do for DH over his Birthday trip?? I have already of course included that info on our reservations, and also mentioned it when making ADR at the POLY dinner show. what else???
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Talking My counter service ratings

DH & I have been following weight watchers for almost a year now, and so while we want to indulge here and there at the world (can't wait to try those grey goose slushies!!) we don't want to sink a ferry, either!

In the past we found that the counter service places killed us - burgers, fried and breaded foods, etc. So we sat down & looked at the menus of all the CS locations at all of the parks and a few of the resorts. We looked on allears.net -- their restaurant menus list more items than we found on this site. We counted up how many "good choices" we could make for lunch at these places and gave it a point for each good choices. So, the more good choices (like salads, grilled foods over fried, foods not smothered in fat or cheese (even though we love cheese)

Here is our list

park/location CS Restaurant name rating
Animal Kingdom Flame Tree BBQ 3
Animal Kingdom Yak & Yeti 2
Animal Kingdom Tamu Tamu Refreshments 2
Animal Kingdom Restarantosaurus 1
Animal Kingdom Pizzafari 0
Beach Club BC Marketplace 5
Beach Club Hurricane Hannah's 4
Boardwalk Villa Boardwalk Bakery 5
DHS Studio Catering Co 5
DHS Backlot Express 3
DHS ABC Commisary 2
DHS Catalina Eddies 1
DHS Rosie's All American Café 0
DHS Toy Story Pizza Planet 0
DHS Starring Rolls Café 0
Downtown Disney Wolfgang Puck Express 15
Downtown Disney FoodQuest 3
Downtown Disney COOKE'S OF DUBLIN
Downtown Disney Earl of Sandwich
Epcot Sunshine Seasons 10
Epcot Yakitori House 9
Epcot Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe 5
Epcot Tangierene Café 3
Epcot Lotus Blossom Café 3
Epcot Electric Umbrella Restaurant 2
Epcot Cantina de San Angel 1
Epcot Liberty Inn 1
Epcot Yorkshire Co Fish Shop 1
Epcot Boulangerie Patisserie 0
Epcot Fountain View 0
Epcot sommerfest 0
Epcot Fie and Drum 0
Epcot Promenade 0
Magic Kingdom Cosmic Rays no (there were some good choices here but DH said he didn't want to go back so we didn't rate this one)
Magic Kingdom Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station 1 Lunch/ 3 dinner
Magic Kingdom Columbia Harbour House 5
Magic Kingdom El Pirata Y El Perico Restaurant 3
Magic Kingdom Main Street Bakery 3
Magic Kingdom Pecos Bill Tall Tale2 2
Magic Kingdom Pinocchio Village Haus 2
Magic Kingdom Casey's Corner 0
Magic Kingdom Lunching Pad 0
Wilderness Lodge Roaring Forks 6

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Touring Hollywood Studios

I have been having so much reading everyone else's PTRs and TRs that I haven't updated mine. Plus I have been working on a freelance web project every night... all work and no play makes Mary Ellen very crabby (and sleepy too)

HS had me a little stumped...for most of the parks I could start in an area where we hadn't done a lot and then take it from there. but we had sort of bounced all over HS in the past with no clue as to everything there is to see. I was so amazed to see how much we had NOT done at this park! So, I turned to touring plans to see their recommendations, and then of course tweaked it to follow my own path. Probably not the most effective /fastest way to see everything but I know my family and traipsing back and forth from one end of the park to the other and back again just for shorter lines just won't work.

I also know that while I have pretty good plans set up for our first few days, the last few days are a bit looser -- more time to return to favorites and do the things we didn't squeeze in the first go round.

Tuesday May 17: Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Get there 8:30
In DHS: Studio Catering (5); Backlot Express (3); ABC Commisary (2); Catalina Eddies (1); Rosies, ToyStory Pizza, Starring Rolls (0)

Obtain a park map and daily entertainment schedule when you enter the park. Note times for Beauty & Beast & Lights! Motors!
My dh just told me that he found somewhere on line where the entertainment schedule is posted a week or two ahead of time -- anyone know where that is? that would be great to know!!
Toy Story Mania! obtain FASTPASSes for Toy Story Mania.
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster (FP)
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Unless the wait time exceeds 30 minutes, do not use FASTPASS.
See Beauty and the Beast. Check the daily entertainment schedule for show times.
The Great Movie Ride (Hollywood Blvd)
Muppet*Vision 3-D (streets of America) -- I can't believe we never did this!
Studio Catering Co. Flatbread Grill
Ride Toy Story Mania! using the FASTPASSes obtained earlier
Take the Backlot Tour.
**Check the time for the Block Party Bash @3
Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground
Lights! Motors! Action! is within 30 minutes, get in line to see the show otherwise get FP for next show (maybe wait in line while Katie plays)

Contemporary for 5pm dinner @ Chef Mickey's

Take the Magic of Disney Animation Tour.
Journey into Narnia
See the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.
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Thank you for posting about the Counter Services!!! That is very helpful to me. The site with the entertainment schedules is http://pages.prodigy.net/stevesoares/ I think it's updated weekly.

We always seem to bounce around a bit at DHS too, I think because the layout is so different...
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3 months to go

Three months to go....can I make it go faster somehow? Well, it is when I keep reading everyone else's TR's....its just living the dream vicariously.

Last night we watched a Disney World program on the Travel Channel. It just added to the anticipation as we watched others doing all the awesome rides and dinners that we have booked.

Katie is home with strep this weekend, so I am home too and it has given me time to catch up on trip reports and add to my own.

Do you like her "self portrait"? she looks AWFUL but to be fair she has strep and probably had a temp of about 101.5 when she took this. but here is one that she posed for:

This week's mail was full of fun Disney Stuff. yippee! First we got our Disney maps. so now we have something to pour over when we start talking rides and attractions.

I printed & glued my mousekeeping envelopes, and so will slowly start adding $ now so that I won't have to worry about it in May.

I received (and returned) the second pair of sandals that I won't be wearing to Disney . Bummer. But I did then find a nice pair for DD (apparently the IN color is no longer pink & purple, but light blue) and yet a third go round for me: . Here's hoping the third time is the charm!!

FInally on Friday I got my ebay pins!. We had a blast looking through them and picking our own personal fav's and then the ones we will be trading first. DH's are on the top, DD's are on the left, mine are upper right & the pile at the lower right are for immediate trading.

Of course DH picked only three pins because he really doesn't trade. though of course if we see one he likes, I will trade for him. In '07, he humored my trading. barely. In '09, Katie & I were both trading, and it was bugging him. and he was complaining about how one minute we'd be with him and the next we'd be 20 feet back trading pins with someone. UNTIL..... we were at the Kodak place in Epcot, having his very full memory card copied over to a CD so he could take more pictures. And WHAT do you think he spied on a CM's lanyard?
Did I mention that DH IS Mr. Incredible? So, once I, his beautiful, thoughtful, ever wonderful and charming wife traded a pin for him, he was shut down. No more griping about pin trading because he had been looking all over for Mr. Incredible, and now he had one.

So it was with his blessing that I ordered a lot of pins on e-bay so that we would come prepared with trades. The man knows when the battle is lost, what can I tell you?
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Thank you for posting about the Counter Services!!! That is very helpful to me. The site with the entertainment schedules is http://pages.prodigy.net/stevesoares/ I think it's updated weekly.
Thanks Brooke! I checked this out, and its very helpful. I also didn't realize how much they'd changed the Play House Disney -- now its the dance party. cool. Katie insisted last time that she was "too big" for PHD but I think the dance party bit will convince her and I've added it to our trip plans.
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Poor Katie! I hope she feels better soon. Strep is no fun at all.

Sorry to hear your shoes didn't work! I hope your new order is a go. I might buy a new pair before our trip too--thankfully I have Amazon Prime (2 day shipping) and a DSW near by.

Hilarious story about the pin trading! DH has no room to talk now!!!!

As for PHD, it's currently closed for a refurb. They are changing it over to Disney Junior, so they only thing they have going is the dance party during PM EMH. On March 6 it reopens with the new "Jake and the Pirates" show added and as Disney Junior (rebrand), the dance party will continue during PM EMH's. I hope that helps! I've heard GREAT things about the dance party, we plan to go this trip!
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