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Old 07-23-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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October 2013 Trip Plannning thread - You know you want to join!!!

I didn't see that anyone else had started an October 2013 thread, so I decided I would. In the early stages of planning an October 2013 trip for DH, DD and myself. Dates may change but as of now we are thinking October 10-18.

WHO IS WITH ME????

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Old 07-24-2012, 06:15 AM   #3
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YEAY!!!! What are you planning so far? We haven't even officially. I picked our dates and I can't decide where to stay.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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We will likely be going in Late October 2013. I can't wait to pick dates. We'll be staying at POR.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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I didn't see that anyone else had started an October 2013 thread, so I decided I would. In the early stages of planning an October 2013 trip for DH, DD and myself. Dates may change but as of now we are thinking October 10-18.

WHO IS WITH ME????
ME, ME, ME!!!! DH and I will be LEAVING THE KIDS HOME!!!!! We will be spending a long weekend at the F&W for our anniversary weekend from 10/17/13-10/20/13. I have my calendar alert to remind me when to book our DVC villa. Since we own at AKL, I can't book until March and I'm hoping I can still get a BW or BC studio at that point.


P.S.the kids are upset, but too bad. LOL
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We will likely be going in Late October 2013. I can't wait to pick dates. We'll be staying at POR.


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ME, ME, ME!!!! DH and I will be LEAVING THE KIDS HOME!!!!! We will be spending a long weekend at the F&W for our anniversary weekend from 10/17/13-10/20/13. I have my calendar alert to remind me when to book our DVC villa. Since we own at AKL, I can't book until March and I'm hoping I can still get a BW or BC studio at that point.


P.S.the kids are upset, but too bad. LOL
You go girl, the kids will get over it. My kids would never let me live it down if I went without them (ok the 17 year old doesn't care, but to 10 year old would)
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I'm with you, figmentswife!!!! I've already called and I'm paying the downpayment on Friday. So excited!!! I think you and I both went in October 2011, right?


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We will likely be going in Late October 2013. I can't wait to pick dates. We'll be staying at POR.
I've got our dates down pat: October 31st through November 9th at POR. We'll be neighbors! (you have to ask yourself: do I really want the crazy chick as my neighbor? lol)

AND.....to add new excitement to something that has become "old hat" to our older two children: we're going to take the auto train. It's going to save me approx $1,000. I can't wait. I just hope hubby does ok in an enclosed space for 17 hours.

Talk to you all soon!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #8
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I'm with you, figmentswife!!!! I've already called and I'm paying the downpayment on Friday. So excited!!! I think you and I both went in October 2011, right?

YEP - we did!!!! That was my best trip EVER - just went again in April with friends - and it was BAD - so this is going to be our "make up" trip - NO FRIENDS!!!!

I've got our dates down pat: October 31st through November 9th at POR. We'll be neighbors! (you have to ask yourself: do I really want the crazy chick as my neighbor? lol)

AND.....to add new excitement to something that has become "old hat" to our older two children: we're going to take the auto train. It's going to save me approx $1,000. I can't wait. I just hope hubby does ok in an enclosed space for 17 hours. So excited for you. I have talked DH into flying for next trip, but we will see.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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What planning have you started so far?

Today, I went to Target and got a Mickey mouse binder, folder and notebook. We are looking at renting DVC, would love it if Swan/Dolphin has employee rates available (but we won't know this until about 60 days before we leave).
I am not banking on FREE Dining for next year b\c this year that time frame was blocked out this year. Plus I did the calculations and - we can eat 3 meals a day including 3 Character meals EXTRA and still be around $100 cheaper overall, so I think we will be paying OOP, unless they do offer the free dining.

Also, at this point, I am thinking we will NOT do matching shirts again (if you know me, you know that we usually wear them everyday), but when we were there in April, I found that I would have been much more comfortable in a tank most days....however, If the tanks I like (don't like the tight ones) go on sale for $3 or less - I will TOTALLY be getting them and have to rethink the whole thing. We will however, do "birthday" shirts on the 11th for DD birthday.

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I've got our dates down pat: October 31st through November 9th at POR. We'll be neighbors! (you have to ask yourself: do I really want the crazy chick as my neighbor? lol)

We have decided we'll probably go around oct. 24. Our youngest DD will turn 5 on the 25th so it would be fun to have her birthday in WDW. I just hope the older kids don't get upset.

I am in crazy saving/researching mode. I'm drivingmy husband crazy. I also have a few survey sites I use and all the money is going into our trip fund.

I can't wait to see POR.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #11
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You know, I just realized something......

I'm so used to going in October that I automatically subscribed and started chatting with you all, but for the majority of our trip next year, I will be in WDW during November 2013!!!!

Totally dropped the ball on that one! LOL

Anyway....I guess I'll just find a November 2013 and join that one, too! :D
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We have decided we'll probably go around oct. 24. Our youngest DD will turn 5 on the 25th so it would be fun to have her birthday in WDW. I just hope the older kids don't get upset.

I am in crazy saving/researching mode. I'm drivingmy husband crazy. I also have a few survey sites I use and all the money is going into our trip fund.

I can't wait to see POR.
The older ones shouldn't get too upset. My older two fawn all over their little brother. Next trip, we will actually celebrate hubby's 40th and DD's 14th bdays while we're down there. My daughter will actually have her birthday about a week after we get home, but it's all good.

POR is a really great resort and is home for us. After reading the POR thread, hubby & I are considering getting an air mattress for DS11 (he'll be 12 next year).....this way he and his sister do not have to share a bed. We wouldn't be able to consider it if we were not taking the train, so: whoo-hoo!!!

You're picking a great time of year! Happy planning!!!
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I am typing this from my phone on the new dis app....so will see if it goes through.......

FigmentChick is the super cool one......figmentswife.....is married to him.


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FigmentChick is the super cool one......figmentswife.....is married to him.


Hehehe. Will type more tomorrow
You guys are too much!!! LOL

I am a short, *loud*, redhead with three kids and a hubby. Oh, and don't let figmentswife fool you....she's cool, too! And I can't remember where figmentswife is from, but I'm from South Jersey. Maybe I'll change my profile pic (I just got a passport and can use that picture!.....at least my hair is under control in it!).


Anyway.....just put my $200 down this morning! Whoo-hoo!!! I am just so excited. I know I have over a year, but I just love planning and replanning and more planning and tweaking. Also, signed up for a new survey site that will help me earn some money towards my vacation. The way I look at it, anything helps (and if hubby signs up too, that's twice the money!).

Talk to you all later!
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I'm having that problem right now. I've already made this a trip for my mom, sister, niece, nephew, DH, DD, DS and I. When I told my best friend I was running the marathon in January, she said "maybe I'll send ____ with you". Eeek! How do I tell her we don't have the room?
You say...."I DON'T HAVE ROOM...in my car, in my room - I DON"T HAVE ROOM. Do NOT let someone else "send" someone else with you.

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me me me ! We're planning on the 19th-27th.


Maybe we'll be neighbors. Not sure if we're staying AoA or POR/POFQ yet.

I actually have 2 different IRL good friends who are ALSO thinking about planning October Disney trips I think it would be hilarious if we all went the same time. Not really going "together", but since we all tend to think along the same lines, we'd probably all download the same touring plan We shall see.

I'm in serious saving mode... and then DH's vehicle broke down on the way to work this morning (I have the new van, he has the beater that I've owned since before we even met! Poor CR-V has over 150,000 miles). So those obviously-needed repairs are eating into the savings that I had put away already

I'm still super excited though!
You can do it - and it will be sooooooo worth it.

DH always says : I have to work to pay to see the rat. (we told Mickey DH called him a rat last October....It was SOOOOOO funny, he put his fist up and Minnie started stomping her foot - wish I had it on video


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You guys are too much!!! LOL

I am a short, *loud*, redhead with three kids and a hubby. Oh, and don't let figmentswife fool you....she's cool, too! And I can't remember where figmentswife is from, but I'm from South Jersey. Maybe I'll change my profile pic (I just got a passport and can use that picture!.....at least my hair is under control in it!).


Anyway.....just put my $200 down this morning! Whoo-hoo!!! I am just so excited. I know I have over a year, but I just love planning and replanning and more planning and tweaking. Also, signed up for a new survey site that will help me earn some money towards my vacation. The way I look at it, anything helps (and if hubby signs up too, that's twice the money!). Do you have a smart phone? If so, download Shopkick...you earn kicks by walking into stores and those "kicks" can earn you gift cards - I save up my kicks and turn them in for target gift cards, then turn around and buy Disney gift cards with them - Last trip I had $25 in target gift cards, and got my 5% off at target - I think I saved a total of about $200.


Oh and I am in NC.

Talk to you all later!
WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!! You plan that trip girl. No deposit yet over here for many reason's, don't know where we are going to stay and such, also I feel like the more people that make their reservations, the less likly they are to put out a discount - if the rooms are booked, the y don't need to fill them, so I like to wait until about 2-3 before the trip.

WOW!!!! It has been a super long 2 days here. I have not even had the chance to look at the Dis or Disney stuff.
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