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Old 10-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Boo, Brew and Happy Birthday, too!

We are heading to the World for our annual trip. It will be my wife Renee and my 2 girls Ashley and Maddie.


We will be there in October for the Food & Wine Festival where I do intend to drink around the World! We will be staying at the Boardwalk Villas which is going to be awesome since it's so close to EPCOT and DHS. While we are there, we will be attending MNSSHP which the entire family is excited about! And to make it all more magical, my youngest will turn 6 while we are there. So we are celebrating her Bday at CRT and we are celebrating my oldest DD's Bday (which was September) at BOG.


While we are there, we have a few friends whose trips will overlap with ours. We are hoping for good weather and great times!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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I'm in. Will this be a live report?
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Semi-live! I'm going to try and update daily but not sure how it's going to go yet. I do promise that it will be finished no later than 10 days after we freshen.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Semi-live! I'm going to try and update daily but not sure how it's going to go yet. I do promise that it will be finished no later than 10 days after we freshen.

Unlike mine.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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I'm here. Semi live is a good idea. I always try to at least post a picture everyday on my PTR's. It doesn't take too long and it can be a fun teaser.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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Sounds like we have identical plans. We have been going in the fall for a number of years now, and love the F&W fest. Nothing better in my book. Food is good, and the portions are perfect because you can sample quite a few different things throughout the course of the day. I too, plan to enjoy some adult beverages around the world. The craft station was really nice last year, lots of different beers to try.

We also are doing the MNSSHP party, I believe for the fourth time, you cant beat it. Great parade for the kids, and the park is fairly empty and most rides you get on with little wait. Better value than a daily park ticket in my book.

We also have friends coming in mid-week to share a day or two with us. The only difference is no birthday celebrations, and I hope to get a round of golf in while my girls hang at the pool. Good weather please!!!!

Have a great trip!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:06 AM   #8
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I'm here. Semi live is a good idea. I always try to at least post a picture everyday on my PTR's. It doesn't take too long and it can be a fun teaser.
I only have to deal with my wife's, "This is a family trip. Put your phone away." as we are waiting in line as if there is some magical moment that we're supposed to be sharing while someone else's unruly child climbs all over the railings like a spider monkey and is bumping into me.

So while I get to do some updates on the fly, I'm going to try and summarize things daily in my TR posts.
*Note to self: don't send DW link to TR as I bash her.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:55 PM   #9
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:02 AM   #10
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Following along!
Better buckle up. This could get crazy after I start filling up my "beverage passport" at the F&W Festival.

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Sounds like we have identical plans. We have been going in the fall for a number of years now, and love the F&W fest. Nothing better in my book. Food is good, and the portions are perfect because you can sample quite a few different things throughout the course of the day. I too, plan to enjoy some adult beverages around the world. The craft station was really nice last year, lots of different beers to try.

We also are doing the MNSSHP party, I believe for the fourth time, you cant beat it. Great parade for the kids, and the park is fairly empty and most rides you get on with little wait. Better value than a daily park ticket in my book.

We also have friends coming in mid-week to share a day or two with us. The only difference is no birthday celebrations, and I hope to get a round of golf in while my girls hang at the pool. Good weather please!!!!

Have a great trip!
I am actually getting anxious about the F&W Festival. There are so many options that I'm worried I'm going to miss out. I'm the guy that gets done with something like this and feel like, "Boy I wish I'd known that before I had gone there."

And I'm a planner. So I'm either at Disney World or planning the next trip to Disney World. Yet it never ceases to amaze me that I learn something new with each trip.

It's kind of like watching Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail...you find something new each time you watch.

No golf in my plans yet. but as my kids get older, I'm going to try and plan a trip with my brother's family (they are DVC, too.). Ditch everyone and get a couple rounds in with him.
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Better buckle up. This could get crazy after I start filling up my "beverage passport" at the F&W Festival.


I am actually getting anxious about the F&W Festival. There are so many options that I'm worried I'm going to miss out. I'm the guy that gets done with something like this and feel like, "Boy I wish I'd known that before I had gone there."

And I'm a planner. So I'm either at Disney World or planning the next trip to Disney World. Yet it never ceases to amaze me that I learn something new with each trip.

It's kind of like watching Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail...you find something new each time you watch.

No golf in my plans yet. but as my kids get older, I'm going to try and plan a trip with my brother's family (they are DVC, too.). Ditch everyone and get a couple rounds in with him.
Hope you got everything worked out and the rest of the vacation goes smooth. Great pictures!!

I hear you, and you will miss something, just too much at the F&W fest to try everything! But it is such a great day, we love EPCOT.

I plan as well, we have our days and off days planned. Probably the reason I get to golf on this trip is that my DW & DD love spending time at the pool. This vacation we wanted to relax some, so they wanted 3 days off, and 4 days of parks. Fine with me, so I will get a round or two of golf in while the girls spend the day at the pool. Works for all of us And, when I am done, I will meet them for a swim and then off to whatever evening plans we have.

I have an itinerary for each day, and my wife who is not a planner is happy I do it.

We try to do something new each trip, but we have found things that we enjoy so much, it is hard to fit everything in. Last year my daughter mentioned mini-golf, so we are going to do that this year. One of our favorite things is to take a bus over to the Boardwalk (but I see you are staying there, nice!) or Beach Club and spend a few hours in the evening over there. We get ice cream, and they always have a magic show or something going on. I recommend this, it is a lot of fun. I guess there are some new places to eat on the boardwalk as well, looking forward to trying them.

We do the same thing, once we are back from vacation, we start planning the next. This year, my wife is going back in January (girls trip) and they are doing the Disney Marathon. I plan to go down in March and spend some time with my Dad (who has a winter home about 40 minutes outside Orlando) and we do some spring training baseball and golf together. I may reserve one night in Disney and go to a Braves game.

Enjoy your trip!!! We leave in 6 days!
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