Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 06-08-2009, 02:14 PM   #61
racefanof88
DIS Veteran
 
racefanof88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 4,348

Hey Lisa, I wanted to join in on the surprise. Love the report so far . I am not able to keep a secret from Dallas. He is my "trip planning buddy"......... You have a very lovely family. Your room at CBR had a great view. I would like to stay there and we may still upgrade the September trip . Are you going to do a PTR for your August trip?

I enjoyed your reference to Mobile .

Can't wait for more .

Come over to my September PTR. http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...2#post32079422 . I know you can offer me some good advice for the free dining. We have never been during free dining and I am going to need lots of advice.
__________________


http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3261767 Hey save some of that, it has to last us a week.....March 22-March 28th, 2014 Trip Report


24 TRIPS AND COUNTING
racefanof88 is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 02:44 PM   #62
AmandaSparks730
All shall know the wonder of purple summerHow do you document real life, when real life is getting more like fiction each day?Glitter-Sparkle Powah!
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Germany, the year 1891/Wanting to see SA again
Posts: 36,997

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeystoontown View Post
Welcome aboard!

August 9th through the 14th, 2008 were our travel dates. (or we may have checked out on the 15th)
Darn, missed you by a day! 15-28 for us
AmandaSparks730 is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-08-2009, 03:28 PM   #63
meanmom121
DIS Veteran
 
meanmom121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: La Vernia Texas
Posts: 610

I'm on board too.
Proud of you for being able to keep the secret. No way could I have kept it quite.
We actually had to tell my kids about this trip (It's their first trip by the way) because of the economy we made them decide between whether they wanted Christmas presents or a trip to Disney which would be their early Christmas. My kids are no dummies: Natuarlly the picked Disney. Now I know no Christmas sounds cruel. I'm sure they'll be getting something under the tree just not a huge Christmas like they are used to. This trip is part of their Christmas.
We're so bad really cause we make them choose a lot - like do you want a big birthday party with all your friends or a nintendo wii. I guess we're bad parents like that but we got to budget.
I'm like you on the shopping too girl. I take my percent off coupon and shop the clearance on top of it and take double savings.
OMG we sound like horrible tightwads
We're not bad that bad really
__________________
meanmom121
meanmom121 is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 04:17 PM   #64
WillowBelle
DIS Veteran
 
WillowBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 671.54 miles from the TTC
Posts: 791

Subbing to your TR .

Your son's reaction actually made me tear up, how sweet is that! I was going to surprise my DD's with our trip this summer. I was curious to see how close I could get before they figured out we weren't going to my mom's (who lives in Jacksvonville, FL) but to WDW. My oldest was reading my email over my shoulder when I was sending in my vacation request so the cat was out of the bag . Oh well, what do ya do?

Hate it that you lost so many pictures, it was good that you got almost 1K back though. I would DIE if all of my pictures disappeared!!!!
WillowBelle is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 07:05 PM   #65
bjgrazi
I remember those days fondly
WL is also my dream
Applied for a job at a clothing optional office
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,828

I'm looking forward to TR we're going to be at CBR in December and I can't wait! So far so great!
bjgrazi is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #66
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 24,893

Sorry for the delay in getting our Epcot day posted. Our Epcot day is not going to have a lot of pictures (well for me anyway) because some of the pictures weren't recoverable. (is that a word?)

August 10, 2008: Our 24th Wedding Anniversary and what better place to spend the day than at Walt Disney World? We usually take two days to cover Epcot but because our vacation was cut down to just 7 days, we had only one to spend at Epcot.

We aren't big breakfast eaters so we ate snacks in our room, kissed to celebrate our anniversary and were on the bus by 9:00 a.m. Aren't we the most romantic couple. Hey, we ain't got time for no romance, we gotta get to Epcot!

We wanted to get there at rope drop but, as you'll see from this post and more to follow that we didn't make but one rope drop this trip. It's so nice staying at the CBR because it never takes you long to get to any of the theme parks. We arrived[ in no time at all and still ahead of many of the crowds.



The line to Spaceship Earth was really short but we decided to bypass it and headed straight to Soarin'.

Hey Hunter! Turn around for a picture:


I am terrified of heights. When I say terrified, I mean terrified. I get all tingly. I feel like barfing. I feel all lightheaded. The whole shebang. But, I love Soarin'. Granted, when we fly over the mountain tops and our glider bounces up and down, I have to turn my head but I still like it. Once we are over the mountain tops, I am fine and dandy.

We arrive at The Land and the wait for Soarin' was just 35 minutes. To us, if there is any line with 30 minutes or less, that's not bad enough to get a Fastpass. If I had my pictures, I would post them. I took some while we were waiting in line.

After riding Soarin', we decided to stay in the pavilion and go on the Living With The Land ride. All of us really enjoy this ride. My grandparents owned a farm and I spent many many Summers on their farm. We also had a garden when I grew up and one of my favorite things to do was help my Daddy in the garden. Even now, John and I have a small garden with just a dozen or so tomato plants, some string beans, sunflowers and hot peppers. Yes, I was a total tomboy. Truth be told, I still am a tomboy.

There was just a 5 minute wait for the ride. Probably because everybody was over at the Soarin' line. When we got off Soarin', I looked over and the wait time was 210 minutes!

I found the hidden Mickey in the bubbles on the waiting line wall. Sorry it's not centered but, like I said, nobody in line so we were rushing through the line:


Here are a few pictures I took while on the ride:














After riding Living With The Land, we decided I'd run over to Mission Space and get a Fastpass while John and Hunter went to the bathroom and waited on me to get back. Hunter and John are the sloooowest walkers in the world. I often look back and see them lagging behind. So, I am the designated Fastpass getter whenever we go to Disney World.

Next up, the Living Seas With Nemo And Friends.
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226



Last edited by mickeystoontown; 06-08-2009 at 09:06 PM.
mickeystoontown is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 09:19 PM   #67
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 24,893

Quote:
Originally Posted by racefanof88 View Post
Hey Lisa, I wanted to join in on the surprise. Love the report so far . I am not able to keep a secret from Dallas. He is my "trip planning buddy"......... You have a very lovely family. Your room at CBR had a great view. I would like to stay there and we may still upgrade the September trip . Are you going to do a PTR for your August trip?

I enjoyed your reference to Mobile .

Can't wait for more .

Come over to my September PTR. http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...2#post32079422 . I know you can offer me some good advice for the free dining. We have never been during free dining and I am going to need lots of advice.
For ten years straight, we got turned around in Mobile. When I say turned around, I mean we were lost for at least half an hour. We were okay going through Mobile on our way to Florida but coming back towards Louisiana, we always took the wrong exit.

Hunter is definitely my planning buddy too. That's why it was such a feat when we pulled off the surprise. One of the things he said on the trip was something like "I can't believe you planned all this without me."

I'm actually thinking about starting a pre-trip report. But, I am such a good planner that most everything is already taken care of. I am picking up a few things here and there so a pre-trip report would probably be super boring.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmandaSparks730 View Post
Darn, missed you by a day! 15-28 for us
Rats!

Quote:
Originally Posted by meanmom121 View Post
I'm on board too.
Proud of you for being able to keep the secret. No way could I have kept it quite.
We actually had to tell my kids about this trip (It's their first trip by the way) because of the economy we made them decide between whether they wanted Christmas presents or a trip to Disney which would be their early Christmas. My kids are no dummies: Natuarlly the picked Disney. Now I know no Christmas sounds cruel. I'm sure they'll be getting something under the tree just not a huge Christmas like they are used to. This trip is part of their Christmas.
We're so bad really cause we make them choose a lot - like do you want a big birthday party with all your friends or a nintendo wii. I guess we're bad parents like that but we got to budget.
I'm like you on the shopping too girl. I take my percent off coupon and shop the clearance on top of it and take double savings.
OMG we sound like horrible tightwads
We're not bad that bad really
If you are bad parents, then we are too. We do the same thing. This year, Hunter couldn't decide if he wanted a really big birthday party or a new guitar. He got the guitar and just a few friends over for this birthday.

We know we are oging to Disney World every Summer so our kids save their birthday or special occasion money until it's time for vacation. We also have a large garage sale just before we go too.

Hey! What's wrong with being tightwads?

Quote:
Originally Posted by WillowBelle View Post
Subbing to your TR .

Your son's reaction actually made me tear up, how sweet is that! I was going to surprise my DD's with our trip this summer. I was curious to see how close I could get before they figured out we weren't going to my mom's (who lives in Jacksvonville, FL) but to WDW. My oldest was reading my email over my shoulder when I was sending in my vacation request so the cat was out of the bag . Oh well, what do ya do?

Hate it that you lost so many pictures, it was good that you got almost 1K back though. I would DIE if all of my pictures disappeared!!!!
Ughhh! I hate that your oldest found out about the report. I found myself wishing I could ask Hunter his opinion several times when I was planning the trip. But, in the end the secret keeping was definitely worth it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjgrazi View Post
I'm looking forward to TR we're going to be at CBR in December and I can't wait! So far so great!
The CBR is absolutely gorgeous. I am so going to miss it this year. When we started planning our 2009 trip, we had family who thought they would be coming along and they needed a value resort. After we booked Pop, they found out they couldn't go with us. But, we decided to stay at Pop anyway.

I'll have lots more pictures of the CBR posted in my report so stayed tuned.
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226


mickeystoontown is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 08:10 AM   #68
WillowBelle
DIS Veteran
 
WillowBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 671.54 miles from the TTC
Posts: 791

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeystoontown View Post
Ughhh! I hate that your oldest found out about the report. I found myself wishing I could ask Hunter his opinion several times when I was planning the trip. But, in the end the secret keeping was definitely worth it.
That has been my one silver lining. Of course, once the oldest DD found out, I had to tell my youngest or face her wrath because she was the ONLY one not in on the secret . Since DH isn't coming on this visit (he is not such the Disney lover) the girls have been helping me decide which restaurants they want to eat at using the DDP.

Your EP pictures inside of the Land were very pretty. I really like that ride and seeing the innovative ways they have come up with to grow things. What I wouldn't do for a TOMATO TREE in my backyard! YUM!!!
WillowBelle is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 08:45 AM   #69
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 24,893

Quote:
Originally Posted by WillowBelle View Post
That has been my one silver lining. Of course, once the oldest DD found out, I had to tell my youngest or face her wrath because she was the ONLY one not in on the secret . Since DH isn't coming on this visit (he is not such the Disney lover) the girls have been helping me decide which restaurants they want to eat at using the DDP.

Your EP pictures inside of the Land were very pretty. I really like that ride and seeing the innovative ways they have come up with to grow things. What I wouldn't do for a TOMATO TREE in my backyard! YUM!!!

Of course you had to tell everybody about the trip once the cat was out of the bag. It's funny 'cause when I talk about Disney World with my husband, he acts all nonchalant about it. But, when somebody new comes along to talk about Disney World, he is telling them all about it....how the dining plan works, how he loves to ride everything over and over again, how he never has to drive because Disney will cart him around, etc. etc. etc.

I agree about the tomato tree in the backyard. I was watering our little garden last night and counting the few tomatoes we have on the plants. Grand total 11! Man are we really going to be eating tomatoes this year.

I expect to have more of my Epcot day posted later today. We get stuck on Test Track!
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226


mickeystoontown is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 09:06 AM   #70
Angies1274
DIS Veteran
 
Angies1274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 2,374

I'm really enjoying reading your trip report and loving all your pictures!! My guys are super slow walkers as well, so I am always the one running ahead to get the fastpasses too. Can't wait for more.......
__________________
Angie (me) DH DS14 DS11
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012


Angies1274 is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 09:14 AM   #71
ArielMom73
Earning My Ears
 
ArielMom73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 29

This is a terrific trip report! Reading this is getting me more and more excited. (Less than two months now!) I started to tear up when I read about Hunter finding out about the surprise. I am so happy you and your DH could keep that secret...I would never have been able to hold that one in! =) That is impressive!!! Looking forward to reading more of the trip. Thanks for posting this.
ArielMom73 is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 12:55 PM   #72
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 24,893

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angies1274 View Post
I'm really enjoying reading your trip report and loving all your pictures!! My guys are super slow walkers as well, so I am always the one running ahead to get the fastpasses too. Can't wait for more.......
I would much rather go and get them than wait on them to. Man, they can creep along sometimes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArielMom73 View Post
This is a terrific trip report! Reading this is getting me more and more excited. (Less than two months now!) I started to tear up when I read about Hunter finding out about the surprise. I am so happy you and your DH could keep that secret...I would never have been able to hold that one in! =) That is impressive!!! Looking forward to reading more of the trip. Thanks for posting this.
Welcome aboard! John and I were so proud of ourselves on keeping the secret. Our chests were practically puffing out with proudness.
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226


mickeystoontown is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 12:56 PM   #73
MICKEY4EVER!
Are we there yet?
 
MICKEY4EVER!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,789

Hi! Love the update. Epcot is not one of my most favorite parks, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself when we went with March, even LWTL, which was never a favorite of mine. Unfortunately, we didn't get to ride Soarin'. The line was forever long and no FP left to speak of by the time we got there. Oh, well. Maybe next year! I love the rehabbed SE, though. Totally awesome!

I also wanted to mention that we are traveling in the same circles because I have spotted you on two other threads that I subscribe to: Hello? I'm in the COP and A Northern Girl's TR. Cool, huh?
__________________


"The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

"You can't keep trouble from visitin, but you don't have to offer it no chair."
MICKEY4EVER! is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 01:02 PM   #74
MICKEY4EVER!
Are we there yet?
 
MICKEY4EVER!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,789

Uh, oh... Just spotted you again in "Prolly the least planned Dis Trip Ever!" thread, also! Boy, we really DO travel in the same circles, don't we??? Are you on the Jon & Kate thread also?
__________________


"The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

"You can't keep trouble from visitin, but you don't have to offer it no chair."
MICKEY4EVER! is offline  
Old 06-09-2009, 01:17 PM   #75
mommytothreeboys
DIS Veteran
 
mommytothreeboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 3,444

I have to say that Living with the Land is one of my most favorite rides! I am not at all a gardener, but that ride is so interesting to me. Believe it or not, my boys really like it too.
mommytothreeboys is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PeepsII-The Hot, Sweaty Asian Strikes Back. Feb 2010. 12/2-Part 2 has begun. jordanyosh Completed Trip Reports 3696 12-02-2009 01:12 AM
My First Ever Trip Report - Day 9 - MGM Studios, Blizzard Beach & Burger overload! raph_b UK Trip Reports Board 21 11-12-2009 02:06 AM
Relax boys, the belly dancer does not want your singles! 9/2 final update p.87 rentayenta Completed Trip Reports 1315 09-03-2009 04:07 PM
Disney World ban on Segways faces another challenge wbk Disney Rumors and News 54 06-11-2009 07:08 AM
Mid-July 2010 Royal Caribbean/Universal DIS Trip - Anyone planning on going?!?!?!?! TheTXTaylors5 The DIS Unplugged Podcast 29 06-03-2009 08:51 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: