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Old 08-08-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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A boy’s week out..or..Mommy needs a change of (Disney)heart.

A PTR for November 2012 and my first PTR, so be kind.

An introduction—there’s me, Tweeter, the 43 year old Dad who loves Disney. Only 4 trips to DLR and one commando visit to WDW. It’s been about 10 years since my last park visit and it's time to go back.



And then there’s Munchkin, aka Phineas; my 4 (going on 15) year old DS. He doesn’t realize it, but he’s been in love with Disney from month 1 when he was introduced to Winnie the Pooh; his first stuffed friend. Rocket and the Little Einstein gang was his go to show from 18 months (He loved the music). He has since graduated to Phineas & Ferb, but still visits his Little Einstein friends now and again. He is definitely getting excited about this trip.



Missing, but not completely MIA, is Mom aka Grumpy; 35 and working hard. She has time to take off, but she’s not the Disney fanatic I am, so she doesn't want to waste vacation time on a full week off. She’s given me permission to take “her baby” to Disney, but now she’s having second thoughts. That’s good for us, because she’s decided that she’d rather go, than tell us stay home. So far, it looks like she’ll fly out an meet us mid-week.

That’s us, and the guys are chomping at the bit; November 10th can’t get here soon enough.

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That’s us, and the guys are chomping at the bit; November 10th can’t get here soon enough.
Glad your going and possibly your wife going as well too.

However, November 10th is not a good day. That is the day we return home. We are there the 3rd to the 10th, so we will just miss you. Have a great time.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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Love the intros! And the title is awesome "mommy needs a change of (disney) heart" I hope she has one! who knows... I am slowly after how many trips.. getting my dh to have one.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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Glad your going and possibly your wife going as well too.

However, November 10th is not a good day. That is the day we return home. We are there the 3rd to the 10th, so we will just miss you. Have a great time.
arthur06. Your're my first offical poster. Sorry we're going to miss you, but I hope you have a great time.

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Love the intros! And the title is awesome "mommy needs a change of (disney) heart" I hope she has one! who knows... I am slowly after how many trips.. getting my dh to have one.
annmarieda. I'm glad you liked the those intros, it took lots of reading to find the right style I needed to steal... I mean.. that matched my writing style. Yea, that's the ticket.

I suspect that if anyone changes mommy's heart, it's going to be her baby. I've been trying for 10 years without much sucess.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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Today marks 90 days to Disneyland. I'm exicited and so is the little one.

I requested a planning CD from Disney, just to see what I get and it came in the mail about a week ago. I left it out, waiting for a good time to watch it. Two days ago, Munchkin picks it up and says "Daddy, it's Disneyland, we have to watch it."

The next 40 minutes, or so, was filled with "we need to see that" or "I want to ride that".

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Old 08-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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Today marks 90 days to Disneyland. I'm exicited and so is the little one.

I requested a planning CD from Disney, just to see what I get and I came in the mail about a week ago. I left it out, waiting for a good time to watch it. Two days ago, Munchkin picks it up and says "Daddy, it's Disneyland, we have to watch it."

The next 40 minutes, or so, was filled with "we need to see that" or "I want to ride that".
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Today marks 90 days to Disneyland. I'm exicited and so is the little one.

I requested a planning CD from Disney, just to see what I get and it came in the mail about a week ago. I left it out, waiting for a good time to watch it. Two days ago, Munchkin picks it up and says "Daddy, it's Disneyland, we have to watch it."

The next 40 minutes, or so, was filled with "we need to see that" or "I want to ride that".
I got a planning video when we were looking to possibly visit WDW. I ad to get rid of it. It's like going food shopping on an empty stomach.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:22 PM   #8
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A PTR for November 2012 and my first PTR, so be kind.

An introduction—there’s me, Tweeter, the 43 year old Dad who loves Disney. Only 4 trips to DLR and one commando visit to WDW. It’s been about 10 years since my last park visit and it's time to go back.

And then there’s Munchkin, aka Phineas; my 4 (going on 15) year old DS. He doesn’t realize it, but he’s been in love with Disney from month 1 when he was introduced to Winnie the Pooh; his first stuffed friend. Rocket and the Little Einstein gang was his go to show from 18 months (He loved the music). He has since graduated to Phineas & Ferb, but still visits his Little Einstein friends now and again. He is definitely getting excited about this trip.

Missing, but not completely MIA, is Mom aka Grumpy; 35 and working hard. She has time to take off, but she’s not the Disney fanatic I am, so she doesn't want to waste vacation time on a full week off. She’s given me permission to take “her baby” to Disney, but now she’s having second thoughts. That’s good for us, because she’s decided that she’d rather go, than tell us stay home. So far, it looks like she’ll fly out an meet us mid-week.

That’s us, and the guys are chomping at the bit; November 10th can’t get here soon enough.
As a Mom, I can not imagine missing my kids first time to Disneyland... With kids, vacations are now something that you make memories with... and what better place than Disneyland!!! Enjpy your trip!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #9
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As a Mom, I can not imagine missing my kids first time to Disneyland... With kids, vacations are now something that you make memories with... and what better place than Disneyland!!! Enjpy your trip!!
NStramler. I think Mom is coming around. She realizes that Munchkin will only have one "first" visit to Disneyland. We went to the zoo a couple of weeks ago and she begged out of that, choosing to visit her brother instead. Just as we are leaving, Munchkin asks "Mommy, will you go to the zoo with us?". It broke her heart, because she wanted to be with him. But her aversion to the zoo won out. The Munchkin and Dad had a wonderful time at the zoo. Mom had fun visiting her brother too.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #10
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So we’ve covered the who, now the why.

In May this year, we did a short vacation/long weekend in San Diego and got to visit Legoland. Munckin loved the whole trip. Dad however, felt he didn’t really get a break from work. Stresses build and Dad decides, it’s time for a vacation…again.

I’ve been reading about the holiday time at Disneyland for a while and decided it was time to see it for myself. Besides, if we plan it just right, we could celebrate our birthdays at the same time. Funny thing with those, Grumpy is first in line, then 3 weeks to the day it’s my birthday and exactly three weeks after me is Munchkin’s birthday. We’ll be visiting Disneyland during my birthday, but I’m sure Munchkin and Grumpy won’t mind celebrating a little early/late. Besides, Munchkin will be beside himself happy walking around with a birthday pin either way.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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Great pretrip report so far! My hubby and I will be there that same week, but only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Here's to great weather for both of us!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:07 AM   #12
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I LOVE the countdown calendar!!!! That is super super creative!
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #13
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Great pretrip report so far! My hubby and I will be there that same week, but only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Here's to great weather for both of us!
sevenmotions. I'm glad you're reading along. And yes, fingers, arms, legs, toes and eyes are all crossed that we have great weather that week.

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Thank you. It was fun to put together as well.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:18 AM   #14
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So, I missed the 4 week point (yesterday) where I was going to say, "Woo Hoo, only 4 weeks to go!".

I thought I'd throw out our plan for the day during the next week. Since I missed yesterday, this will be a two for one. Sort of.

Saturday will be spent in the car driving for about 12 hours. Once we settle in, we'll probably walk down the street to Anaheim Garden Walk. Let's see if I can convice Munchkin he wants a California Kitchen pizza.

Sunday will be our first park day. We'll be starting the day at Goofys Kitchen at 7:20. That will give us a chance to catch the Monorail from Downtown Disney. Once in the park, we'll start in Fantasy Land. I want to try a couple of the dark rides, but we'll see how Munchkin does on those. Dumbo is a must do for me, cause I've never been on that ride. Tea cups are Munchkins favorite, so I'll be using that one to "bribe" him with.

Muchkin likes to move to the beat, so we might hop over to DCA for Dancin with Disney. Or we might just stay around Fantasy Land. Either way, I'll be trying to pace the little guy so that we can make it to the Parade at 6:30 in DL and Fantasmic! at 9:00.

It will be a full day for Munchkin, but I think he'll be able to do it. He's not a napper, so an afternoon break really isn't planned.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #15
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You have never done dumbo? Oh my! You certainly have to change that!!!

Your plans look great! And congrats on being in the "weeks left" now.. and no longer months
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