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Old 11-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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A Quick Holiday Miracle - An All Girls Trip - Dec/12 *REVIEWS finally up! 03/30*

Hello Disers!

I have not been very active on the boards lately, but I am happy to report that I finally have an upcoming trip! I am so incredibly excited!!

My Journey to this Trip
My husband and I had a cruise booked for September but because of stuff with my job, we had to postpone it to January 2013. Then in June, I got laid off from my job because the company is going to be closing and I didn't have enough seniority to stay. We kept the trip booked and decided to see what happened. In August, I found out that I was pregnant. So we decided to cancel the cruise - I would be in my third trimester in January, and I didn't want to worry about paying for a trip if I didn't have a job and had a baby on the way. In September, we lost our baby. This has been the absolute worst experience of my life, but the pain is slowly lessening.
My mom and I have talked about taking a girls trip for a while now, and since I really need the time away, we are going to take it! My husband is in school right now finishing up his apprenticeship so he won't be coming, but he is okay with that. He is not Disney-crazy like me!
This morning we booked flights (I used my flight credit from the other trip, so my flight was free!). I am so incredibly excited!

Quick Details

Cast - Me, my mom, my grandma, and my cousin

Dates - September 13th to 17th (just a quick little trip)

Resort - Coronado Springs

Other - We have dining included, only 2 days of park tickets, and we are going to MVMCP!

Trip Stats
1 New resort
1 New Party (MVMCP)
4 New restaurants


I hope that some of you will follow along with me on my very magical Christmas trip!

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Details
Dining, Dining, Dining
Favourite Things and New Things
Schedule
Day 1 - 12.12.12 - Travel Day!
Day 2 Part 1 - 12.13.12 - Travel!
Day 2 Part 2 - 12.13.12 - The Wave
Day 2 Part 3 - 12.13.12 - End of our First Day
Day 3 Part 1 - 12.14.12 - GFC Breakfast
Day 3 Part 2 - 12.14.12 - Magic Kingdom!
Day 3 Part 3 - 12.14.12 - MK - Tomorrowland and Fantasyland
Day 3 Part 4 - 12.14.12 - MK - FLE
Day 3 Part 5 - 12.14.12 - MK - BOG!
Day 3 Part 6 - 12.14.12 - MK - BOG, FLE, Frontierland, Liberty Square
Day 3 Part 7 - 12.14.12 - MK - Main Street - End of Day 3
Day 4 Part 1 - 12.15.12 - DHS - Am. EMH
Day 4 Part 2 - 12.15.12 - CSR Afternoon and Santa Goofy
Day 4 Part 3 - 12.15.12 - Osborne Lights Part 1
Day 4 Part 4 - 12.15.12 - Osborne Lights Part 2
Day 5 Part 1 - 12.16.12 - CSR Pool Morning!
Day 5 Part 2 - 12.16.12 - MK and MVMCP Part 1
Day 5 Part 3 - 12.16.12 - MVMCP and Fireworks
Day 5 Part 4 - 12.16.12 - MVMCP - Parade
Day 5 Part 5 - 12.16.12 - MVMCP - Parade and End of the Party
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Let's get this thing started!

Here is our Cast for this trip

Krysten (me)

I am 25 years old and am Disney crazy!! I took my first trip when I was about a year old and I've been hooked ever since. I married my wonderful DH two years ago at WDW, and it was the best wedding day a girl could ask for. We have a cockapoo puppy named Scarlett, she is the sweetest little dog ever. My hobbies include scrapbooking, yoga, crafting, dancing, and reading. I am currently in school pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Debbie (my mom)

That is a picture of the two of us on our trip in August of 2011. She is also Disney crazy and has been going since she was young as well. She owns a daycare and loves children. Her favourite character is Mickey and she is not a fan of Fantasia!

Carole (my grandma)

This is the two of us on one of our trips, riding IASW. This is her favourite ride, and the two of us riding it together always has a special place in my heart. She has been going to WDW for years and loves taking her grandchildren there. Her favourite character is Minnie. We are very close and see each other at least a few times a week.

Jessica (my cousin)
I don't have any pictures of her to share. But she is also 25, I am 3 days older! She started going to WDW at a young age, and really enjoys it. She works at a resort in the summers that isn't open in the winter so she has lots of time for Disney trips!


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Old 11-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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We have our flights booked. We are leaving on an early morning flight to MCO. We should be arriving in WDW around 11:00am.

We are staying at Coronado Springs.

None of us have ever stayed here before, which is part of the reason for choosing to stay there. I am excited to stay somewhere new again!

Schedule
Thursday, December 13th - Arrival day!
Friday, December 14th - MK
Saturday, December 15th - DHS
Sunday, December 16th - MVMCP!
Monday, December 17th - Departure night

We have very minimal plans at this point because it was such a last minute decision to go.

To Do:
- Schedule Dining - hopefully there is something left! We have never left dining this late before, we are usually early planners
- Figure out park day plans. I don't want to spend Saturday at MK, because they are always so busy, so I think we will try for Friday. The day we arrive and the day we leave will probably be pool/DTD days
- Get everything confirmed by our travel agent - sometime this afternoon this will be happening

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JEALOUS!! Have a wonderful trip!

Love the picture of you and your grandmother.. That is so special.

I will be anxious to hear about Coronando Springs... I looked into there as well for our last trip!
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JEALOUS!! Have a wonderful trip!

Love the picture of you and your grandmother.. That is so special.

I will be anxious to hear about Coronando Springs... I looked into there as well for our last trip!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Good morning everyone! So we heard back from the travel agent and confirmed our dining!

We are trying all new places this time, which I am very happy about. I always try to do new things on each trip (while enjoying the many things I know that I love).

So here is the lineup

Thursday, December 13th - Arrival Day

The Wave! We haven't eaten here before, and this isn't going to be a park day, so we are just going to have lunch and then browse around resorts or go to DTD.

Friday, December 14th

Grand Floridian Cafe. I haven't eaten here before but I passed it a few times when we stayed at GF and I just love it! Then we will hop on the monorail and head to MK!

Saturday, December 15th

Hollywood and Vine. We are having dinner here. Today is DHS day and I am so excited to be seeing the Osborne lights!! I haven't gone to WDW at Christmas time since 2002!

Sunday, December 16th

Plaza Restaurant. This is also new for us. We have tickets to MVMCP on this night so we are having dinner at the Plaza before the party.

Monday, December 17th - Departure Day - No meals

** None of the pictures in this post are mine. Some have a mark on the picture, some are from the dis, and some from wdwinfo.

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I'm here (found the link in your siggy in my TR); back later after I catch up.
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I love the Wave! It's so neat eating there because I remember what used to be there before it was a restaurant! It was a food court and arcade!
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Everyone got there... let the games begin...

Agree on the Wave... had great meal there... not sure how many people know it's there?...
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Okay, Krysten, I'm back and all caught up.

First, I'm sorry on the loss of your baby.

I love the intros and so happy that you stayed at CSR. As you know from my TR, we were there the week before you...but we got stuck with the Pop Warner people; luckily, they left before you got there. We have now stayed at the CSR ten times and it is still in our top three resorts.

Like your array of dining choices; well, I'll be honest--all except one (we ate at H&V twice and we'll never go back The Plaza is a must do for us...always our last meal of our trip; we've not tried The Wave...I've read mixed reviews of it (although I've read very good reviews of breakfast). I have the Grand Floridican Cafe on our list for next year; DH hates the Grand Floridian, but I think I've convinced him to at least go here to eat.

Scarlett is just too darn cute for words.

Did you complain about how cold your hotel room was? That's crazy that you had to sit in coats.

I would have been all over that father whether he was really sleeping or fake sleeping. There is no excuse for 3 hours of kicking.

you arrived. I'm glad you got your request of Cabanas 9B...that is awesome.

It's good they were able to accommodate you for your lunch even though you were a little late.

Can't wait to read more.
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Caught up! What a great, multi-generational all-girls trip! I am loving it!
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Krysten, great update. Always a good idea to shop at DTD.

You got some beautiful shots of the Coronado at night, AND an empty pool (something we didn't see when we were there ).
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Wow your pics of CSR... are really, really lovely...

Great tree in the lobby... and I LOVE the photos of the "ruins" by the pool...

Your room is really very, very attractive...loving the beds...


Aww shucks! Thank you I was just using a little point and shoot that I borrowed from my dad. My camera died and I am on the market for a new one. I struggled, but I just kept on snapping so that I could hopefully get some good shots! And I agree that they did a really nice job with the new CSR rooms.

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Krysten, great update. Always a good idea to shop at DTD.

You got some beautiful shots of the Coronado at night, AND an empty pool (something we didn't see when we were there ).
Why thank you! I'm pretty happy with the shots considering I was using a borrowed point and shoot (while I'm on the market for a new DSLR). It was quite cold our first couple of days so we experienced a lot of empty pools - it was nice!
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I must agree your pictures are great! I had no idea how nicely themed that resort is!!
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Definitely have to try The Wave next trip! Ordering your dish with Tofu instead of Chicken is a great idea - will add that to my list of dishes to try

CSR is so pretty - especially at night. We've been considering staying there at least for a few nights on our next trip (or if I can't get the whole gang together for a family trip, I'll stay there traveling solo!). The rooms are so pretty - it's hard not to want to stay again at the BWV but I'm ready for some new scenery
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