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Old 08-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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~countdown to april 2013 ~

Is it April yet?????

So, I wanted to start this thread for everyone planning on a WDW trip in April 2013!! One of the best parts (and hardest parts) about planning a trip to WDW is the anticipation!!!!

Here's hoping this thread provides a place for us all to count down the next 8 months until April...and to be able to bounce questions off of each other and maybe set up some Dis Meets!!!

We just returned from a wonderful 11 day trip to WL CL and really can't wait to get back!!!!

Here's our stats:
Me-34 DH-35, and our DD's (who will be 6 and 8 on our next trip)!!!
This will be the 9th trip for DH and I and the 4th trip for our Disney-Loving daughters!!!!

Our Dates: 4/20/13 - 4/28/13
Resort: Polynesian Club Level
Celebrations: DD8 Birthday!!! (she'll be 9 right after we leave and is currently the only one of us who hasn't had her birthday at WDW)

So, how about the rest of you??? Who else will be there in April???

I'm so excited! Let the countdown begin!!!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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I am going in April 2013 too and am ridiculously excited. It's my third trip to WDW however it has been over 15 years since my last trip so this may as well be my first time.

It is just my boyfriend and I travelling and it is his first time.

Arrive on the 23rd, staying at Port Orleans French Quarter :-)
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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I am going in April 2013 too and am ridiculously excited. It's my third trip to WDW however it has been over 15 years since my last trip so this may as well be my first time.

It is just my boyfriend and I travelling and it is his first time.

Arrive on the 23rd, staying at Port Orleans French Quarter :-)
Stefjp!!!!

How exciting!!! WDW after so many years! You will find sooooooo much different! And how wonderful that you get to show BF the World!!!

POFQ looks like a gorgeous resort! We definitely plan on staying there someday!
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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C'mon! I know there are other April 2013 visits planned!!! Let's countdown together!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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Hi everyone! I'm Kris. My husband 54, me 42, and our granddaughter Gabi 2 will be coming April 13-27th and staying at Art of Animation. I am excited to have others to share plans with as hubby only gets excited when it is time to actually go. We will be celebrating a first visit for all of us, our anniversary on 4/19 and my husband's 55th birthday on 4/23. Wanting to know if you think 2 weeks is too long for a 2 year old as long as we have afternoon naps and early evenings? Looking forward to counting down together!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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Hi everyone! I'm Kris. My husband 54, me 42, and our granddaughter Gabi 2 will be coming April 13-27th and staying at Art of Animation. I am excited to have others to share plans with as hubby only gets excited when it is time to actually go. We will be celebrating a first visit for all of us, our anniversary on 4/19 and my husband's 55th birthday on 4/23. Wanting to know if you think 2 weeks is too long for a 2 year old as long as we have afternoon naps and early evenings? Looking forward to counting down together!


Congrats on the upcoming anniversary!!! We just celebrated our 10 year at WDW last month! Best.trip.ever!!!

I personally would love to do 2 weeks at some point. Our trip was 11 days last month, so almost there, and we could have done the extra 3 days and been fine.
I think it allows you to really slow down and enjoy yourself, instead of needing a vacation from your vacation!!!

Art of Animations looks awesome! We'll have to try it out someday.

Glad we have another person to countdown with!!!
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My 180 day is October 26th - but I haven't thought about where to go properly yet. Where's good?
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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My 180 day is October 26th - but I haven't thought about where to go properly yet. Where's good?
There are sooooo many wonderful places!!! This is your first time, right???

Some of the restaurants that I would recommend as a must do for a 1st timer are:
1) Cinderella's Royal Table - decent food (not fantastic food) but AWESOME atmosphere...I mean, you're eating in Cinderella's castle!!!
2) O'hana - delicious, delicious all you can eat meat...how can that be wrong? Unless you're a vegetarian... And all in the beautiful surroundings of the Polynesian Resort
3) Le Cellier - this is a personal family favorite - great meal and atmosphere
4) Sci Fi Diner - I never thought I'd be recommending a DHS restaurant to anyone, but the burger here was excellent and the atmosphere was really neat.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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It's my first time in 15ish years :-) just me and my Bf :-)
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:31 AM   #10
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My 180 day is October 8,2012.

We want:
Ohana
Teppan Edo
Le Cellier
Garden Grill
Chefs de France
Scifi or 50's Prime Time
Nine Dragons
via Napoli
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #11
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Hey hey better late than never right???

We're going with a group of 15? I think lol 14-21st.

My parents, 3 brothers and I last went in December of 08. ((LOVE Disney at Christmas))

This time we'll be: ((DEEP breath))
Parents, 47&49
Me 27, DH 31, DS1 2.5, DS2 will turn 1 on 4/25 (celebrating while there)
Brother1 25, GF 25, DS1 3.5, DS2 18months
Brother2 23, GF 23, DD 23months, DS 11 months
Brother3 19

We're staying offsite as my parents have a timeshare. Its nice to have all the space and kitchens and whatnot but I'm really bummed not to be staying onsite.


SOSOSOSO excited. This will be the first visit for all the kids.

I'm currently on the ADR planning phase of our trip since I've been unanimously nominated to organize our trip I'm pretty sure this will be the hardest part of the planning process since we aren't planning on doing too many of these. I'm thinking: Tusker House. Maybe Crystal Palace?
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:45 AM   #12
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Changed our plans my husband,me and our 2 year old grandaughter are now going April 17-24, 2013. Reservations for:

Wed 4/17 Ohana dinner-already made
Thurs 4/18 Be Our Guest dinner-already made
Fri 4/19 (15th Anniversary)Boma Dinner-already made
Sat 4/20 Garden Grill Dinner-already made
Sun 4/21 Cape May Dinner plan to make
Mon 4/22 princess breakfast at Akershus and Coral Reef or Whispering Canyon for dinner-plan to make
Tues 4/23 (husband's birthday) Ohana Lilo and Stitch Breakfast, and Crystal Palace for dinner-plan to make.
Still deciding between Pop, A of A Little Mermaid or POR or CBR- just cannot make up my mind I have been trying to choose since May. I am worried about all the water around POR and CBR. Suggestions anyone? or thought on chosen restaurants. Thanks!
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Hi! My name is Monica and my daughters (ages 10 & 11) will be staying at POP April 6-14.

I had planned on staying at AoA (we were there in September and loved it) but I couldn't justify the cost of a family suite for just the 3 of us. And we all agreed the Little Mermaid rooms were too far of a walk from the main pool and food court. Sooooooo, I booked POP and couldn't be happier. We've stayed there several times and just love it!

My ADRS include

*Crystal Palace with Pooh and the gang (our tradition)
*Tusker house for breakfast
*50's Prime Time for lunch
*1900 Park Fare for dinner (so excited to meet the Tremaines)

I'm hoping to get Wishes Dessert Party ressies when it opens. And I considered Be our Guest for dinner but decided to try lunch first. My 10 yr old loved T-Rex so we may have to head back there; it really is a fun place.

It's so great to have this thread so we can all share the excitement!
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Dh and I will be staying at SOG from April 24-30. Our first time going in April, we usually go to WDW in Nov. Really looking forward to the Flower and Garden Show at Epcot!!
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Just booked our party of 5 (me, dh, dd14, dd14's bff, and dd6) from April 12th-20th.
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