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Old 05-23-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
mouseforcemom
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Q: Can You Plan A Trip In Three Months? A: Are We Going To Disney World?

Hello All, this is my first Pre-Trip report here. My DH called me from his office in Montana to our home in Indiana and said, "I miss you guys, I want to go back to Disney this fall, think you can start planning?" I was on it! LOL

First a little bit of a run down, there's me (). I will turn 30 this year & have been to the World more times than I can count. I used to be a Cast Member before getting married and having kids, and I do have a profound love for visiting Disney World. Don't we all? My profession is Marketing and PR with a primary emphasis in Social Media. Yes, I get to play around on Photoshop & Dreamweaver and design marketing strategies for medium to large companies for Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Email Marketing, etc. It's a fun profession.

My DH ()is in Oil & Gas Leasing, and is currently living 3 weeks out of the month in Montana on a huge project. So when he is here we try to maximize his time with the kids and family. He wasn't really BIG on Disney when we first met, but after our first trip with the kiddos in 2007, he couldn't wait to come back. Last time we rented a house off property, but this time I think I talked him into staying on property in a Moderate just for the convenience factor.

DS1, 7 (), and is ALL BOY! He loves Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, anything Pixar, Harry Potter, Phineas & Ferb, the list could go on & on! He is going to be in 2nd Grade when we go and was 4 when we went before.

DS2, 5, will be 6 when we go (). The baby of the family, but also our special needs kiddo. He is High Functioning Autistic with impulsivity problems and sensory integration disorder. He is in a normal classroom setting though and does pretty okay, though he does have the occasional melt down. We're working with his OT and ST now to develop a plan for September when we go for calming techniques while in the parks. But if there are any other ASD moms here with info or tips I would love to know! My youngest loves ANIMALS; ASD kiddos tend to obsess on certain topics and his area is anything that crawls, slithers or walks on all fours. Needless to say we'll have to drag him out of Animal Kingdom.

So that's the merry band of travelers we have set for our adventure. Now the real challenge, can we get all our ducks in a row in 3 months? I already emailed AAA with a basic outline of what we are looking for. We want to go during Free Dining as that seems like the best plan & the biggest savings. Also we're looking at Caribbean Beach or Port Orleans French Quarter. We want a quiet relaxing atmosphere when we come back from the parks (especially for our youngest) so we can unwind and recharge. The trickiest part of all of this for me is that the boys and I will be flying ot of Indianapolis and my DH will be flying out of Great Falls Montana, so we have to try and time the flights to arrive around the same time.

But, thank you in advance for reading. Next entries should be about firming up our plans, Disney Parks App reviews, and getting the boys their welcome gifts!
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