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Old 07-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Marceline to Disneyland, Following in Walt's Footsteps...

Hey everyone and welcome to the party! Today marks the 100 days until we leave for my 3rd DLR trip and the rest of the families first trip.

The traveling party will be:

Me - 33, the Disney and travel junkie of this house
DW (Molly) - 30, the supportive wife who loves going to Disney, but not planning it


DS (Kelton) - 5, A sweet hearted, laid back little guy who loves the parks.
DS (Kyler) - 3, (will be 4 when we leave) A stubborn and strong willed boy who drives you crazy and then in a second melts your heart.


***We planned this trip many months ago and DS 11 (Dylan) was allowed to go, but his mom has since changed her tune on that and will not let him go with us. We are hoping that she will change her mind, but we are booked the 4 of us right now.***

Now that you know the cast, keep along for the lead up and the trip, I hope it won't disappoint...
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Marceline to Anaheim, following in Walt's Footsteps...

Now that you have the into, I will spend a post talking about each of us a bit so that you can get to know us a bit better and help with the planning that we have left to do.

I will start with myself.

Molly always asks me why I love Disney World/Land and I really don't have the answer or there isn't just one.

I was raised in a house without a lot of privilege and remember coming back to school after summer vacation and hearing other kids talk about there family vacations over the summer. We never took vacations, but as a kid, I remember that Disney was the best vacation you could have.

Then, by some miracle, the world seemed right. A local farmer decided to (or was asked to) plant a field in the shape of Mickey's head. It was supposedly in the flight path of NY to LA or something like that, that it could be seen from an airplane. Here is the pic...


Well, the people of Disney decided that since I couldn't make it to Florida or California, they would bring Mickey to me...


I remember all the festivities that followed and how just in "awe" I was over the whole deal. I just knew that when I could afford to go, I would. So, when I was 22 and done with college, guess where I went!?!?!?!?

Now, over the last 11 years, I have made many trips to WDW, DLR, and even a cruise. I joined DVC, been a WDW AP holder. I guess I might have went overboard... but I don't think so.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Hope the countdown goes fast for you!
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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Hope the countdown goes fast for you!
It seems that the countdown is an eternity and the trip is over in the blink of an eye. I need to get moving and have a trip in the works before we leave, so there is something to look forward to while still reflecting back when we get home.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Need advice from anyone in KC area...

I am looking at a park and fly options, we are flying out Nov 3rd, but will be driving to Kansas City on the 2nd.

I found the following choices:
Clarion Hotel KCI with 10 days parking for $99 per night

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Four Points with 14 day parking for $79 per night

Which of these choices would be the way to go? I don't know the KC airport area very well.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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Need advice from anyone in KC area...

I am looking at a park and fly options, we are flying out Nov 3rd, but will be driving to Kansas City on the 2nd.

I found the following choices:
Clarion Hotel KCI with 10 days parking for $99 per night

or

Four Points with 14 day parking for $79 per night

Which of these choices would be the way to go? I don't know the KC airport area very well.
I'm on board. Not sure about the hotels as I never stay in them while living here. I live up close to the airport so I will take a look at them if I get a chance to drive by. Have you done trip advisor yet?

How many days are you staying at DL? How many days in the parks? Are you planning on doing anything outside of DL? You don't have to answer any or all of these questions as I don't want to hurry up your report.

November will be here before you know it! Did you get good airfare?
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Hoping you will have fun on this upcoming trip! Cars Land is amazing and so is the rest of the resort!
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Hoping you will have fun on this upcoming trip! Cars Land is amazing and so is the rest of the resort!
Thanks

I have some boys who are going to be blown away by Radiator Springs!
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She is going to really enjoy her first visit to DL and the kids are going to think Carsland is amazing indeed. It is so well done.
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As if we didn't have enough going on in life. Last night while driving home from my in-laws after dinner, I hit a deer in my wife's SUV. It was the car she used for her mail route, and I am pretty sure it will be totaled.
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Well, I book our hotel today.

We are staying the first 4 nights at Fairfield Inn and the Last 3 nights in a 1br at Grand Californian.

I booked Fairfield Inn today on Last Minute travel today.

I got November 3rd to the 7th for $90.85 per night plus tax. It was $426.84 total with tax. I then went to retailmenot.com and found a $25.00 off coupon for any LMT reservation over $300. So I am staying at FFI for $401.84 total.

I figured for $100 per night it was a deal I was happy with.
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