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Old 04-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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Canadians Go Wild at AKL! An Aug 2011 PTR - **TR Complete - Feb 12th**

Hello fellow DISers!

While I am still not finished my last TR (getting very close though! Link is in my signature if you are interested) I figured I would start a new PTR for my upcoming trip in August! We are going to be staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for the very first time, and I am really excited, so I would like to share my planning process with others who know the feeling!

I will give a quick bio on everyone that is coming, and more details on our plans but first I will give a quick summary of our plans so far!

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- Krysten (Me)
- Debbie (my mom)
- Matt (my brother)
- Carole (my grandmother)
- Jim (my moms friend)

We will be staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge from August 22nd to August 29th - a quick, one week trip!

We currently have the Counter Service dining plan booked, so the only ADR's we have booked are:
- T-Rex: A Prehistoric Family Adventure on the day we arrive. I have not been to this one before but my mom and my brother really enjoyed it when they went last year, so we decided to go this year.
- Breakfast at 'Ohana with Lilo and Stitch. This is one of our favourites so we try and get there as often as we can.

We will be visiting all of the parks, and possibly the water parks. Water parks aren't usually high on our list of priorities, especially with only a week long trip, so I am not sure if we will make it there or not.

So that is a very quick caption of our trip. I will update soon with more details and information as we plan.

Only 3 months and a couple of weeks left!!

I like Indexes on my P/TR's so here it is:
Cast Members 1
Cast Members 2
Preliminary Schedule
Why AKL?
Garden Grocer
Disney Florist?
MK Must Do's!
EPCOT Must Do's!
DHS Must Do's!
DAK Must Do's!
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hello again everyone!

I am now going to update with a little bit of information about everyone that is coming on our trip. Since I am writing this PTR, I will start with myself!

My name is Krysten and I am 24 years old.


I am currently working in a furniture store while I finish my degree in Psychology. I am a creative person, and enjoy dancing, scrapbooking, reading, writing, decorating… and well the list goes on! I am close with my family and spend lots of time with them. I am also a lover of all things Disney! I took my first trip when I was about 18 months old, and have been many, many times since then! Because I am such a fanatic, I married the man of my dreams in Disney last September! It was everything I could have asked for and more - Disney weddings are amazing!! (there is a link in my signature for my pj/tr if you are interested - lots of pictures!)

So I am really excited to get back to WDW and have my first trip at AKL!

My brother's name is Matt, and he is 12 years old.



He is my favourite person on this earth (DH gets a little jealous sometimes lol). He plays all kinds of sports, and I do my best to watch him play as often as I can. Because of our age difference, I helped to raise him and I have watched him go from a baby, to a fun little boy, to this awesome person! He is now starting to get as much into Disney as my mom and I - which is awesome! We are all pretty bad influences on each other lol He is super excited to stay at AKL! His favourite rides are TOT and RnR. His favourite character is Stitch. And he really wants to go on DCL again because last time we went was 10 years ago (Blasphemy, I know lol)


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Up next is my mom, Debbie. (and the only pictures I have on photobucket are from the wedding)



My mom and I are really close. She is the best mom and friend that a girl could ask for. She loves sports (and watching my brothers play them!), reading, scrapbooking, and Disney!!My grandparents took her and my uncles to Disney when they were young kids and WDW had just opened - the family has been hooked ever since! This is also her first trip to AKL and she cannot wait! Her favourite Disney movie is Mary Poppins.

Next is my grandmother, Carole (again, I only have pictures from the wedding lol)



I am also super close with my grandmother. We see each other quite often, and always bake together for the holidays (including those like Valentines day, which aren't really holidays lol). She is a wonderful grandmother to all of her grandchildren, and always tries to be there for us as much as she can, in whatever way she can. She wasn't originally coming with us on this trip, but just decided that she is going to come, and I am so happy that she is going to be there with us! Her favourite ride at the parks is It's a Small World, and on our last trip it was closed for refurb. So I am really happy that we will get to ride it together on this trip!

Last but not least is my moms friend Jim (who I have no pictures of at this time). My mom has known him for quite a while now, and he wanted to come and be a part of this trip. He hasn't been to Disney in quite a while, so it will be a new experience for him! He is looking forward to a cold drink by the pool at AKL!



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An Update already?

So I have barely gotten this PTR started and I already have a really exciting update! Since my grandmother decided to come on this trip, we were at 5 people total in our room. So we were trying to decide what our best option was for rooming everybody. Well, my mom spoke to our wonderful travel agent yesterday (Tracey from CAA in St. Catharines!!) and….

we are now getting a 1BR Savannah view villa in Kidani Village!!!

We are all so excited about staying in a villa. They look so beautiful! And the cost was below what we thought it would be! What a deal.

Can you tell I'm excited?! lol
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I'm in! I'm a softee for Disney weddings (well, any wedding really - that's why I became an event planner!) still I would love to plan weddings there ... must check out your wedding pics!

Woo Hoo for the great deal at AKV!
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I'm in! I'm a softee for Disney weddings (well, any wedding really - that's why I became an event planner!) still I would love to plan weddings there ... must check out your wedding pics!

Woo Hoo for the great deal at AKV!
Yay! A reader! Disney Weddings really are amazing - the wedding board is FULL of great stuff!

Thanks for the comment!
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