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Old 02-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Celebrations Galore & Free Dining too! A Sept 2012 PTR (TR started!)

Hello there! Welcome to my 4th PTR. I'm so glad that you decided to join me! For those of you who are new to my PTR/TR's, here's a quick intro to my family.

Me- Meghan; 29 years old; Stay at home mom, ballet/lyrical teacher, Disney Vacation Specialist (aka Travel Agent). I absolutely LOVE all of my jobs. I've been dancing since I was 5 years old and I just love sharing my love of dance with all of my students. My dream job has always been to help others plan their Disney vacations and I can't believe it's now a reality (if you want to know what agency I work for, just send me a PM!). I get so excited for all of my clients and I kind of get to live through them. Sharing my Disney knowledge is so much fun! Anyways....this will be my 11th trip to The World and I'm just as excited as ever.

DH-Tony; 28 yeard old; Project Manager. Tony took his first trip to WDW when he was 18 with me and my family. This will be his 6th trip and he's definately a huge Disney fan now. His first trip on property really opened his eyes. He loves to play baseball and is a big sports fan. His favorite ride is definately Rock N Roller Coaster.

DD-Madison, 9 years old. She is a bundle of energy and so much fun to be around. She enjoys Irish dancing, playing the flute, reading her Kindle, playing soccer and playing with her little brother. She is a very smart little girl and she landed a lead role in her school's musical this year. She was also voted class president of the 4th grade! This will be her 5th trip to WDW. She loves Test Track, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Soarin'.

DS-Cole, 8 months old. My little guy brings a smile to my face everyday. He is such a happy baby and my little snuggler. This will be his first trip and I am BEYOND excited!!! He will be 15 months old by the time we go on vacation and I get teary eyed just thinking about it.



Here's us on our last trip in September 2010


Our newest addition...my little guy on Valentine's Day

So, you're probably wondering what our plans are. Well, nothing is booked yet, but our dates are September 19-26th (has been changed to Sept 18-25th) at Port Orleans French Quarter. This is a new resort for us and I'm really looking forward to it. I love the look of the resort, the size, one bus stop..it's going to be great! I love doing PTR's so I have someone to share all of my planning (and shopping) with. Feel free to check out my past PTR/TR's...the links are in my signature. I'll be posting about which celebrations we will be celebrating in a later post. Thanks for reading!

PS...I like to post chapter links for easier reading. I'll be posting all of my links in the next post. Also, all updates will be in this big blue writing!
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Completed Trip Reports
A Sept 2013 Solo Trip to the World It's A Cat World After All A Sept 2012 TRCelebrations Galore & Free Dining Too! A Sept 2012 PTR
Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
1984-1st trip, 1987-offsite, 1991-offsite, 1992-Contemporary (won that trip!), 1997-ASMu, 2002-offsite (DH's 1st trip),
2006-offsite (DD's 1st trip), Jan 2009-offsite, June 2009- Birthday trip at Pop,Sept 2010-Pop Century,Aug 2012-Boardwalk Inn,Sept 2012-POFQ (DS's 1st trip),Sept 2013-CR (Earmarked Conference), March 2014-DCL AEP on the Magic

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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Chapter Links

What are we celebrating? pg. 2, post 16
Flights pg. 3, post 40
Free Dining pg. 5 post 63
Dining Thoughts pg.6, post 76
Tentative Dining Plans pg. 6, post 89
ADR's pg. 7, post 103
A Little Bit of SHOPPING! pg. 8, post 116
More Shopping pg. 10, post 136
Easter pg. 10, post 144
Day 1 Plans pg. 10, post 148
Shopping Addiction pg. 11, post 159
Shopaholic! pg. 12, post 171
Day 2 Plans pg. 12, post 179
Day 3 Plans & More Shopping pg. 12, post 188
Day 4 Plans pg. 14, post 198
Day 5 Plans & Double Digit Dance pg. 14, post 207
Day 6 Plans pg. 15, post 217
Day 7 Plans & Cole's Birthday pg. 15, post 225
Day 8 Plans pg. 16, post 242
Lots of Shopping! pg. 18, post 266
Time Flies! pg. 19, post 278
PAID IN FULL! pg. 20, post 288
Clothing Decisions pg. 21, post 306
Can You Guess What This Update Is About? pg. 22, post 317
Trip #1 pg. 24, post 347
Mini TR pg. 24, post 358
Mini TR Cont pg. 24, post 359
Little Update pg. 26, post 383
We're in the TEENS! pg. 27, post 401
This Month! pg. 28, post 420
Day 1 Plans/Outfits pg. 29, post 430
Day 2 Plans/Outfits pg. 30, post 441
Day 3 Plans/Outfits pg. 31, post 465
Day 4 Plans/Outfits pg. 33, post 482
Day 5 Plans/Outfits pg. 34, post 506
Day 6 Plans/Outfits pg. 35, post 516
Day 7 & 8 Plans/Outfits pg. 36, post 529
This Week! pg. 37, post 541
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Completed Trip Reports
A Sept 2013 Solo Trip to the World It's A Cat World After All A Sept 2012 TRCelebrations Galore & Free Dining Too! A Sept 2012 PTR
Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
1984-1st trip, 1987-offsite, 1991-offsite, 1992-Contemporary (won that trip!), 1997-ASMu, 2002-offsite (DH's 1st trip),
2006-offsite (DD's 1st trip), Jan 2009-offsite, June 2009- Birthday trip at Pop,Sept 2010-Pop Century,Aug 2012-Boardwalk Inn,Sept 2012-POFQ (DS's 1st trip),Sept 2013-CR (Earmarked Conference), March 2014-DCL AEP on the Magic

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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First one here!

So glad you started a PTR. But FOUR DAYS?? I'm missing you by FOUR DAYS?? Ugh. It would've been so fun to have a DIS meet with you!

Cole is adorable.

I have to ask you, do you watch Dance Moms? Are these women for real??
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First one here!

So glad you started a PTR. But FOUR DAYS?? I'm missing you by FOUR DAYS?? Ugh. It would've been so fun to have a DIS meet with you!

Cole is adorable.

I have to ask you, do you watch Dance Moms? Are these women for real??
AHHH! That is so frustrating!

Thanks! We think he's pretty cute too.

I do watch it, but I don't know why. It's such a train wreck! I don't think that is how those women really behave. I think it's VERY scripted. I have had plenty of strict dance teachers in my life, but none like Abby. Again, I think it's just for the show. At least I hope so!
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A Sept 2013 Solo Trip to the World It's A Cat World After All A Sept 2012 TRCelebrations Galore & Free Dining Too! A Sept 2012 PTR
Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
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A Sept 2013 Solo Trip to the World It's A Cat World After All A Sept 2012 TRCelebrations Galore & Free Dining Too! A Sept 2012 PTR
Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
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2006-offsite (DD's 1st trip), Jan 2009-offsite, June 2009- Birthday trip at Pop,Sept 2010-Pop Century,Aug 2012-Boardwalk Inn,Sept 2012-POFQ (DS's 1st trip),Sept 2013-CR (Earmarked Conference), March 2014-DCL AEP on the Magic
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I know I said it on facebook, but HOORAY for free dining! I know everyone says that free dining isn't always the best discount, but in my opinion it definitely is! Food is expensive on vacation, and it's AMAZING not to have to worry about it!
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I was so excited yesterday when they released the Free Dining offer! We book through DVC so we are not able to take advantage of it but I got a couple other people who are interested in it.
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Woo hoo! I was NOT happy to see that email in my box from Disney Visa since we didn't plan to go this year!! I'm glad you are able to save so much, though!!
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I know I said it on facebook, but HOORAY for free dining! I know everyone says that free dining isn't always the best discount, but in my opinion it definitely is! Food is expensive on vacation, and it's AMAZING not to have to worry about it!
Free dining is typically the better deal when staying at a Value or Mod. Room discounts are the way to go when staying at a Deluxe. Of course I was comparing different discount scenarios in my head. Let's say we got a 20% off room discount...it would have saved around $200. Definately NOT as good as free dining!

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I was so excited yesterday when they released the Free Dining offer! We book through DVC so we are not able to take advantage of it but I got a couple other people who are interested in it.
I'm hoping that the free dining will lure in some clients! I know most people don't like taking their kids out of school (doesn't bother me!), so I'm happy that it includes the end of August. Great time to go!

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Woo hoo! I was NOT happy to see that email in my box from Disney Visa since we didn't plan to go this year!! I'm glad you are able to save so much, though!!
I didn't get that Disney Visa email until almost 7pm last night!
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A Sept 2013 Solo Trip to the World It's A Cat World After All A Sept 2012 TRCelebrations Galore & Free Dining Too! A Sept 2012 PTR
Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
1984-1st trip, 1987-offsite, 1991-offsite, 1992-Contemporary (won that trip!), 1997-ASMu, 2002-offsite (DH's 1st trip),
2006-offsite (DD's 1st trip), Jan 2009-offsite, June 2009- Birthday trip at Pop,Sept 2010-Pop Century,Aug 2012-Boardwalk Inn,Sept 2012-POFQ (DS's 1st trip),Sept 2013-CR (Earmarked Conference), March 2014-DCL AEP on the Magic
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My family will be there Sept 23-29
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Welcome! So glad that you came and joined us. Where are you staying?
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A Sept 2013 Solo Trip to the World It's A Cat World After All A Sept 2012 TRCelebrations Galore & Free Dining Too! A Sept 2012 PTR
Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
1984-1st trip, 1987-offsite, 1991-offsite, 1992-Contemporary (won that trip!), 1997-ASMu, 2002-offsite (DH's 1st trip),
2006-offsite (DD's 1st trip), Jan 2009-offsite, June 2009- Birthday trip at Pop,Sept 2010-Pop Century,Aug 2012-Boardwalk Inn,Sept 2012-POFQ (DS's 1st trip),Sept 2013-CR (Earmarked Conference), March 2014-DCL AEP on the Magic
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Thank you! We are staying at the Art of Animation in the Nemo Suites.
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I'm here to read along! Congrats on getting the free dining, and the credits and cheap flights, those are all awesome!!

We're also taking a trip down in Sept, and we'll even been in AK on the same day! Looking forward to reading more plans!
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