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Old 02-24-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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Shopaholic, Workaholic & Bargain Betty Take On WDW A DM/DD TR-Last Day!

Hi and welcome to our pre-trip report! We are mother and daughter dissers and we're writing a joint report. Let us introduce ourselves...

Shopaholic- Caitlin DD of Bargain Betty and Workaholic. This will be my 8th time going to Disney World !!! I am currently attend Eastern Michigan University where I am in the student alumni organization and I am a field reporter for Eastern Weekly tv show. My major is communications/theater and my minor is currently undecided. I hope to go into Broadcasting. I am addicted to the Disboards. My mom signed me up and now everyday you can find me up late reading trip reports.
My favorite Disney character is Belle and my favorite Disney movie is obviously Beauty and the Beast . One of my many favorite Disney moments would have to be meeting Corbin Bleu on Mission Space!

Bargain Betty- I'm Dawn (dawnbu40) DM of Caitlin and wife to Workaholic. I am a SAHM and have been since Caitlin was 1. I am addicted to the disboards especially the BUDGET BOARD! I have learned so much from the ladies on that board and now get daily freebies as well as frequent House Parties and I've become a bzzagent. My first visit to WDW was when I was 5 and it was love at first sight! I remember getting a kiss from Mickey and feeling like he was a movie star. I have returned to WDW 11 times and I still get teary eyed when I see the castle. My favorite movies are The Little Mermaid ( I cry at the end when King Triton says how much he's going to miss her) and Mary Poppins. I love the strong heroines in those films and all the amazing music! I have way too many good memories from the last 37 years to pick one favorite memory of WDW.

Workaholic-Dale is DH to Dawn and DD to Caitlin. He is a retail manager (lucky for us his company sales continue to remain strong) and works A LOT! He is scheduled for 50 hours a week (and puts in more) and when you add the hour commute each way it means he is "at work" more than he is home. We love our family vacations at WDW because it allows us good quality family time and a lot of wonderful memories. Dale's favorite character is Buzz and the first time he met Buzz (1996) his face lit up like he was 6 years old! It was adorable! He always looks forward to the good food and good MaiTais at WDW.

Pics of the cast

Shopaholic and Bargain Betty (both pictures are from Shopaholics graduation party)

Shopaholic and Workaholic

In 2008 we were very lucky to visit twice. We went in April for Caitlin's graduation and then went without Dale in December for a "Girls only" trip with DG. When we got back Dale felt really left out and began saying he needed a "Disney fix" but we weren't sure if we should spend the money. Well after doing our taxes and thanks to the credit for college students we decided a trip was in order!! So we are headed back May 6-13. We are staying at the Pop since we decided to TRY and make this a "budget" trip and it seems to be well reviewed on these boards. Dale is very apprehensive about staying at a value because he HATES ASMo. Hopefully the dissers won't steer us wrong!

Our plans for day 1 come up next!!!
For the first time in 4ever... I don't have to go home!

The Hot Fudge Terrorists and the Curse of the Drunken Punkin

How Much was It?!?!?!?! The tale of our best trip ever!!!!

*The opinions and comments in the above post do not reflect the views, opinions, policies, or procedures of the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates,
including but not limited to the Walt Disney World Resort and all other included areas.*

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