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Old 10-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Can we pull this off again?

Hello hello!! Most of ya know me from my last 2 trip reports.. Sept 2012 and August 2011.. if ya don't..go ahead..go read those 2 reports..I'll wait for ya to return!

ok done reading? Do ya know who we are? Ok if you're lazy (like I can be) and don't wanna go read them ( are ya nuts..they are good..I promise.. One full of rain and drama and one..well one full of fun!) then here's who we are:

Alison~37..mom to 4 awesome kids..(1 is Noah..who is now 18 and will NOT be joining us on this next trip). I homeschool the 3 youngest ( eldest is graduated).. I work for the family owned Dance Studio as well as driving the 3 youngest around to the 10000 activities they do. I no longer bartend (YEPPIE!!) so I have way more time for bon bons and talk shows of course!(@@)

Eric~40.. a total Disney convert.. didn't want to go in 2011.. couldn't wait to get there in 2012 and is the one that booked 2013..LOL. He works his bum off to get us there..especially for this coming trip since I am no longer working a 2nd job.

Declan~will be 11 in Feb.. loved being a "MAN" ( aka Disney adult) this past trip..and he apparently likes eating Garbage cans in Epcot..don't ask..go read the Sept 2012 TR..go! He dances ( hip hop) and plays basketball and baseball along with does an all boys cooking class and is a stellar student ( pretty sure he's gonna be teaching me by next year). Declan is an OCD pin trader and loves everything Disney! Stitch is his favorite!

Jadziah~ the lone girl ~ she will be 9 on the 28th ( 6 whole days away!).. she's also an amazing athlete who has been known to play baseball ( yes..not softball ) and basketball. She's taking the year off hoops to try Cheerleading.. she's a natural with her 6 years of dance and 4 years of acrobatics training! She hates meeting characters if that requires waiting but loves Disney..just not lines..or the heat..or or...lol. Not sure she has a favorite..but if I had to pick I'd say Daisy Duck..but she will NOT wait in a line to see her..nope..not gonna happen!

Taejan~Turned 7 right before this years trip. The boy of many faces ( again..go read the TR's.. August 2011 has some great shots of him in full meltdown mode).. he's a very difficult child but also the light of my life. He has boundless energy, plays Basketball, baseball and sometimes soccer. He's an olympic's bound gymnast( ask him..he'll tell ya)..it's the only thing he focuses on for more than 2 minutes..he's good.. he also does acrobatics at our dance studio. Chip and Dale are his top characters!

Here we are just a few weeks ago in Epcot:




So the logistics eh? We have Sept 14-26th booked with free dining..did this via a bounceback while we were at POFQ in Sept. We chose PORs for the fact we can stay in ONE room. ONE! Now we have booked 2 the last 2 trips as we had 8 and then 7 people. Needless to say these trips cost $$$$.. this trip is half the price as the one we just took...and thats WITH Hoppers and Water Parks and more! ( which we have never had before)

Last trip we did 3 nights prior to the package..( if ya wanna know where..go read the tr!) this time we are not doing that.. we spent too much money on food over those 3 days.. so this trip is 12 nights of the package not 10. we will likely add one night at the same DTD hotel..but who knows!

So why are we traveling with just 5 you ask ( I heard someone I know I did)?

Well Noah and his girlfriend are expecting a baby in Feb. It's a ROCKY road..has not been a fun experience..too much stress to even imagine..but ANYWAY..so he will not be joining us!

And now here comes the major daughter guilt..my mom is not invited. I feel bad..I do.. but #1..she def had issues keeping up this trip ..but that's not even why really. #2 which is really #1.. we only need ONE room without her...one..so it's invite her and not go for 2-3 years ( due to that whole me not working that job I hated) or take ONE trip just the 5 of us.. no add ons..no paying for anyone but us ( we covered all but my moms airfare). So I have some guilt..but ultimately..I cant wait to do this trip with just the 5 of us! Next time we will likely have 3 kids that are too big to be stuffed in one room with us and will go back to 2 rooms..then my mom may join us..but for this trip..it's just us!


So that's the start of this PTR...oh I forgot..SHhhh.. the younger 2 kids do not know we are going. Declan does..but the other 2 think we are just going to my friend's house in GA for vacation ( we've done that for years so it's plausible). I am going to keep it a secret ( I say that every time) until we arrive in FLorida..

So..who's in for this ride?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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I'm in! You guys are going to love the water parks! I feel like once you go to a Disney water park, no other water park can compete! Since the 2 little ones don't know about the trip, are you going to still do a count down but say its for GA? Your last countdown was adorable!
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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I'm in! You guys are going to love the water parks! I feel like once you go to a Disney water park, no other water park can compete! Since the 2 little ones don't know about the trip, are you going to still do a count down but say its for GA? Your last countdown was adorable!
Yeah..that was our promise to Declan..we would do waterparks. Now mama has to lose 20 pounds to fit in a swim suit....we have 12 days.. and with just 5 of us lots less accommodating other people....kwim?? the core group can go go go go.. my mom and Noah couldnt and didn't want to..so this trip is going to be a whole new experience!

Not sure what we are going to do about a countdown..odds are we won't because I will feel the need to make an over the top one and i REALLY wanna stick to my guns on not telling the younger 2. Heck we aren't even telling Eric's mom or anyone around here..they can know when I check in on FB..LMAO
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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Im in! Cant wait to hear Ill read your other two reports once I get home from work tonight!
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #5
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I'm in! Can't wait to read along with you while you plan your trip, and possibly make changes! My family won't be going back until 2014 so until then I will have to read along with others and live vicariously through them!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #6
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I'm in! I enjoyed your last two so much! Let the countdown begin!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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Congrats on the Grandbaby, so cute!

I didn't realize how close we are, or didn't remember, I'm in the Albany area. Nemo was a dud here, maybe 7-8 inches.

Score on the flights, where do you fly out of? Albany or Hartford? My flights were like $150 something each way. I had points to cover it, but $95 is amazing!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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He is too cute! Confrats! Love his name!
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Oh my.....soooo cute! Congratulations. Enjoy him always. Grands are great!

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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Your plan is looking awesome...you have some great places in there. Glad to see Garden Grill made the cut. We love it there! Some people don't like it because the food is "too normal" but thats what I like...I'm not fancy! We've always had good food and service and the characters are awesome!
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Your plan is looking awesome...you have some great places in there. Glad to see Garden Grill made the cut. We love it there! Some people don't like it because the food is "too normal" but thats what I like...I'm not fancy! We've always had good food and service and the characters are awesome!
LOVE GG.. went there for the first time in Sept 2012 and its for certain one of our faves!
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Ok here's what I have planned..just need to decide on time frames for some of the ADR's..this is 95% chance of what will actually happen when I call WDW...lol

9/12 fly in..chill

9/13 MK with Hoop Dee Doo at 6:15

9/14 Hollywood Studios with Sci Fi for Lunch

9/15 Epcot with lunch at San Angel Inn

9/16 Animal Kingdom with early dinner at Boma

9/17 breakfast at Kona then maybe water park for a few hours then MNSSHP

9/18 water park day..no sit down meal

9/19 Epcot with early dinner at Garden Grill

9/20 Magic Kingdom with Lunch at Liberty Tree

9/21 Hollywood Studios then Spirit of Aloha (8:15 show)

9/22 Epcot no sit down meal

9/23 Water Park( or DQ) day then Cape May for dinner

9/24 Animal Kingdom and dinner at Chef Mickeys ( and probably some MK time)

9/25 Water Park ( or DQ) day with dinner at 1900 Park fare

9/26 last park day so Magic Kingdom with dinner at BOG ( maybe)

9/27 ME picks us up around 6:45am and we head home! Still hoping the fare for the later non stop goes down..if it does then we will leave about 2:30 PM
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Congrats on the Grandbaby, so cute!

I didn't realize how close we are, or didn't remember, I'm in the Albany area. Nemo was a dud here, maybe 7-8 inches.

Score on the flights, where do you fly out of? Albany or Hartford? My flights were like $150 something each way. I had points to cover it, but $95 is amazing!
yeah Nemo was about 16-18 inches here.. I'm about 45 min se of Albany.. I'm flying from hartford..its always cheaper than Albany..
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Congrats on your grandson! He's soo adorable! Bet you can't wait until his first Disney trip!


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Congrats on the Grandbaby, so cute!

I didn't realize how close we are, or didn't remember, I'm in the Albany area. Nemo was a dud here, maybe 7-8 inches.

Score on the flights, where do you fly out of? Albany or Hartford? My flights were like $150 something each way. I had points to cover it, but $95 is amazing!
Hi neighbor! I too, am in the Albany area!
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I was looking at flights today, and remembered the awesome deal you got! Did you get the awesome deals because it was the day they were released or because of a special they were offering then?
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