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Old 08-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
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Talking EPIC isn't ONCE in a lifetime~ Final entry before GO time (4/17)!!! April 2013 PTR

Welcome One and All to my very first attempt at a PTR!!

My Dis name is Mousemommy1 ~ But you can call me Candace. And for the record, it is Candace... NOT CANDY and one of my biggest pet peeves is when people take liberties with my name in that way. I've learned that ignoring people who address me as such, usually results in the proper use of my name.

Wow...already getting off topic, huh? I tend to do that alot...

I am 34 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband for 10 years. We were high school sweethearts and have been together for 18 years!!! He is absolutely the love of my life, and my best friend and I can't imagine life without him. I don't even remember life before him really, LOL, since I was 15 when he swept me off my feet!

He is a member of the Air National Guard and also works full time for the Department of Defense. He is an amazingly hard worker and I couldn't be prouder of him. This summer, he was honored at our beloved Fenway Park for his military service.


Next in our lineup are our precious babies! Our oldest is 8 and she prefers to go by the name KK ~ it is a play off of her actual name so I'll use it for the PTR. Our youngest will be 6 in November. She is a firecracker!!! Definitely suffers from second child syndrome and can be prone to meltdowns if things aren't going her way...kids!

So, now that all the introductions are out of the way. Let's get this PTR going!!!!

Up next.....Where are we staying...what are the plans???
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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Am I first? I am in Candace!
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Found it! Thanks for the link Candace
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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I am here too! This should be fun
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #5
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Am I first? I am in Candace!
You are first!!!!! Congrats!!!! I'll always remember my first PTR reader....

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Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Found it! Thanks for the link Candace
I'm a technological wizard, didn't ya know??? Glad to have you on board. I'm hoping there's no ch-ch-changing on this PTR. I'm feeling pretty strong right now!

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Welcome Melissa!!! I knew all of my RC ladies would have my back on this PTR!!!

I'm such a naughty girl!!! Of course, I am at work right now...as always Monday thru Friday...and darn it, I just don't feel like doing work....so it was a perfect time to start this PTR
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I'm a technological wizard, didn't ya know??? Glad to have you on board. I'm hoping there's no ch-ch-changing on this PTR. I'm feeling pretty strong right now!

I'm such a naughty girl!!! Of course, I am at work right now...as always Monday thru Friday...and darn it, I just don't feel like doing work....so it was a perfect time to start this PTR
I saw the late nite brillance on the RC thread

I get my best Dis work done at work....when work doesn't get in the way of course
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Subscribing. Great to see a picture of you to put a face with a name! Your daughters are adorable.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #8
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Subscribing. Great to see a picture of you to put a face with a name! Your daughters are adorable.
Well HELLO NemoLeo!!!

Thank you about the girls!

And refresh my memory, where did you end up booking??? I know we have overlapping dates and had both started out at BC/YC area...
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Well HELLO NemoLeo!!!

Thank you about the girls!

And refresh my memory, where did you end up booking??? I know we have overlapping dates and had both started out at BC/YC area...
As of right now we're at WL, BUT my DH is on board with moving to the Poly. . I haven't changed the reservation yet, still concerned about how fast they will get the renovations done. I was not aware but apparently he had contacted Disney and tried to change reservations to the Poly on a previous trip but all they had available was a crazy expensive suite that was out of our price range. Very sweet! I only mention it because I wasn't aware that he was that interested in staying there.


I've been lurking on the RC page, just hadn't gotten around to posting yet!

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:25 PM   #10
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As of right now we're at WL, BUT my DH is on board with moving to the Poly. . I haven't changed the reservation yet, still concerned about how fast they will get the renovations done. I was not aware but apparently he had contacted Disney and tried to change reservations to the Poly on a previous trip but all they had available was a crazy expense suite that was out of our price range. Very sweet! I only mention it because I wasn't aware that he was that interested in staying there.


I've been lurking on the RC page, just hadn't gotten around to posting yet!
How much fun would that be....us arriving at the Poly on the same day????

As you know, I think the WL is amazing!!! I hope we love the Poly just as much. I'm not really worried about the renovations because the Hawaii building should be done Jan/Feb, so we should be good there. Plus, the renovations will be out of site in whatever longhouse they are working on at the time. I can't imagine they will have people staying in the longhouse they are working on.

When we were at WL last month, there was tons of construction going on, but you wouldn't know about unless you were looking. Disney is really good about hiding that stuff!
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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Other trip details...

So, for next years trip, we have decided not to do the DDP. We have used it on the past 3 trips and it has become more and more apparent that the amount and types of food you get on the DDP don't fit in with out eating habits. We waste soooooo much food!!

Plus, we are turning less commando in our touring nature so having to be at a certain time at a certain place is becoming less appealing too. We have decided that we will do no more than 4 ADRs this trip, and those ADR's are:


1) Be Our Guest Dinner
2) Ohana Dinner
3) Kona Dinner
4) Tusker House Breakfast - maybe??? (the girls really only wanted a character meal this time if Daisy Duck was one of the characters...)


It should be interesting to see how we do without the DDP.
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Idk if I would upgrade....yes I just said that...actually thinking of dropping cl for January....for our summer trip we will do cl.but the 500 bucks...that's a lot of grey goose slushies LOL
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #13
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Idk if I would upgrade....yes I just said that...actually thinking of dropping cl for January....for our summer trip we will do cl.but the 500 bucks...that's a lot of grey goose slushies LOL
Yeah, we've decided to leave the YC portion as it is. No CL. We are going to try to arrange our TS meals around that part of the stay in order to be able to utilize CL while at the Poly.

Especially since the YC garden view rooms are now completely sold out for my entire trip, even at rack rate....I am not giving that up!!!

I just have to point out that it has been since 8/27/12 that I have changed resorts...this has to be some kind of record for me...
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Yeah, we've decided to leave the YC portion as it is. No CL. We are going to try to arrange our TS meals around that part of the stay in order to be able to utilize CL while at the Poly.

Especially since the YC garden view rooms are now completely sold out for my entire trip, even at rack rate....I am not giving that up!!!

I just have to point out that it has been since 8/27/12 that I have changed resorts...this has to be some kind of record for me...
I am proud of ya Candace

I haven't dropped our BWI CL....I was looking again at CR, all booked..so THAT is out! DS11 LOVES DHS and Epcot, so this will be good for us....for summer...WL is still our frontrunner
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #15
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April park hours are out!!!!!!

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I haven't dropped our BWI CL....I was looking again at CR, all booked..so THAT is out! DS11 LOVES DHS and Epcot, so this will be good for us....for summer...WL is still our frontrunner
At least on the TA website...let the official daily planning begin!!!!!

Soon to come, my daily plans!!!!

Yeah Jeanette, I almost panicked today and ditched Poly CL as there are conflicting reports of the construction schedule...but DH said absolutely not...and worst case scenario is that construction bumps us to another resort....
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