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Old 04-19-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Do they serve wine on the Magical Express? October 2011 --- We're back! TR started!

Welcome everyone to my first ever Pre Trip Report (well our first Pre Trip Report, but I'm in charge )….after completing my first Trip Report last year, I can’t stay away!! Most of you know me from my comments on your own individual Trip Reports

If you followed along with my Trip Report last year, you know all about the numerous adult meltdowns I encountered! That attitude started before we left and followed us home. We mutually decided the relationship hadn’t been working and we parted ways. No worries though, this wasn’t a Debbie downer sort of thing, it was all for the best and very positive!

So what’s a single girl to do when looking to date again…why not check out the DISboards…I didn't expect anything to happen honestly. I clicked through a thread of "single's profiles" all the way back to October of 2010 posts when one caught my eye. I sent a message and well it all unfolded from there. Tim lives near Roanoke, Virginia which is 3 hours away from me (in Richmond, Virginia). Luckily his parents live in the Richmond area and its where he went to school including college, so he is back to visit often. We set up a "blind date" to have dinner and see a movie one weekend. I don’t think we have gone a day without talking since that first message was sent and we have been dating since the day we met for dinner a few months ago.

I guess this would be a good time to introduce the cast of this PTR...

You may know me already, the name is Shannon and I just turned 27 on April 1st...and I am Disney World obsessed (self diagnosed). When I am not at Disney I am working full time as a Financial Investigator for the Virginia Attorney General. I have been going to WDW since the age of 7 or so and have gone more times than I remember I am guessing somewhere around 10 times. I even worked there at EPCOT (Living with the Land) and MGM (it was still called that - at Playhouse Disney and Little Mermaid shows) in the summer of 2007.

Favorite Park - The ability to make a decision is an issue...they all have a soft spot in my heart...I guess I will just have to stick with Magic Kingdom to spare you the long explanation of why I like each park

Favorite Rides - Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Tower of Terror, and more (I'll stop there before I start making you a list of every ride at Disney)

And now introducing... Tim or Timothy or GuapoTimmy as you will find him on the boards, 25 years old and works full time as a Child Protective Services Social Worker. He comes from a Disney loving family so he understands and loves the crazy planning process. He started visiting Disney World with his parents back when he was only 2....aww how cute! Actually his mom did give me an adorable picture of him with Goofy from when he was younger...I may have to find a scanner to share that one!! He has visited WDW 5 times, with his latest visit being in December of 2010...he did a few days at the parks and then went on a 4 day cruise on the Disney Wonder...which he won through a DIS Unplugged Podcast!

Favorite Park - Magic Kingdom

Favorite Rides - Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, and Dinosaur

"Chapter" Links

1.How the trip came to be!
2. A plan is formulated and resort chosen
3. What should we eat with our wine?!?
4. Life Update - Moving in!
5. Aladdin Theme night
6.Bolt Theme night
7. Pirates Theme night
8.Half marathon with fellow DISers!
9.Hercules Theme night
10. Jungle Book Theme Night and Vinylmations!
11.Monsters,Inc. Theme night and other exciting news!
12.Double Digit Dance!!
13.To go or not to go (to Typhoon Lagoon that is) and our Twilight Zone night
14.A Big old mix of Disney fun
15. First Day Plans!
16. A Bugs Life theme night
17. Day 2 plans
18. Do we have an extra room for all the Disney stuff?
19. Lilo & Stitch theme night
20.Day 3 plans
21.Ratatoullie Theme night
22.Day 4 plans
23.Day 5 Plans
24.Theme nights and life
25.Day 6 plans
26.Day 7 plans
27.Day 8 plans (departure day)
28.Marathon registration
29. Princess Theme nights
30.Last 2 theme nights! 3 days until we leave!
31. Off we go!

Last edited by Shannon84; 11-02-2011 at 09:04 AM.
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