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Old 06-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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"How Can The Second Trip Be As Good as the First??" (We're baaaack-- 9/1!)

Hi! I have loved reading PTRs over the years and was really inspired to write one of my own this time! I'll try to keep this entertaining

I'm Kylie. I live with my wonderful DBF and travel partner, Zach in Westchester County, in a suburb of New York City. I'm an editor (recently switched from books to a magazine. Not sure how I feel about that switch yet...) and love traveling, scrapbooking, jogging and shopping!! I'm hugely OCD and a Type-A planner-- which, like many Dis'ers, means that planning our vacations is almost as fun as going on them! This trip will be my sixth and I can't wait!
This is me in Las Vegas, where we traveled last summer. This sums me up pretty well, haha

As I said, my DBF is Zach. He works with the mentally and physically handicapped and has a level of patience that I admire (and definitely do not have!). He's very smart-- a history buff (especially WW2)! Together, we love watching movies and are addicted to certain TV shows (especially Top Chef, Modern Family, and The Office! HBO Sunday programs are also amazing. It's not TV. It's HBO. I Love You Man-- anyone?). He also LOVES the NY Rangers! It's hard to believe, but he's a clothes horse and may enjoy shopping even more than I do! Zach is a riot and we laugh a lot-- although probably mostly at things no one else finds funny.
This is Zach on our last Disney trip, in 2009.

Zach's family never really traveled he was younger-- he only flew once before he and I started dating, so he's a bit of a homebody and wasn't into taking vacations the way I was. However, when I told him my biggest wish was to take a “Disney” vacation-- staying onsite, getting the dining plan, he agreed that we should do it (whether because I had convinced him or just to shut me up, I'll never know)! We took that trip in August 2009 and had so much fun! Zach was totally converted into a Disney lover! He became obsessed with the ease of the dining plan, the buses (he hates driving), and the niceness of the CM's. I had never stayed onsite prior to that trip and we agreed after that we'd never go again without staying at a Disney hotel!
So this trip: Zach is kind of a hotel snob-- he just has the feeling that if he's on vacation, he wants a touch of luxury. So no values for us. At the same time, I have a hard time stomaching deluxe prices when it's just the two of us and we're hardly ever in the room. We're staying at Port Orleans Riverside from August 24-31st! This is where we stayed two years ago and loved it. We stayed in AB-15 last time and loved the proximately of it to the main building and bus stop. The resort just felt really “homey”-- I can't wait to get back!

It is easier for Zach to get time off in the summer, so that's why we're going in late August. I'm hoping the crowds won't be too bad-- they were definitely manageable last time. Also, there's something about going to WDW in the summer. I love thinking about my trip and planning out shorts and sundresses. When I look at pictures of people in WDW in winter in coats and pants, it is NOT appealing.

Going in late August also gives us the advantage of Free Dining! We both love the DDP. Since I'm such a planner, it's really nice to have our meals set before our vacation. Also, I love the peace of mind that comes with not having to budget money for meals (only tips).

The title of this PTR comes from Zach. He loved our first trip, as I said. He has this big thing that there's no way this trip can be as magical as our first onsite trip. Needless to say, I am feeling the pressure to make this trip amazing. We also had a conversation that we won't be going back for a couple of years . There are other places we want to go-- California (I went once several years ago and went to CA Adventure-- amazing!), New Orleans, etc. So we decided that our next trip will be after the Fantasyland expansion-- I can't wait to eat in the Beauty and the Beast restaurant (FAV Disney movie)!
So stay tuned for my next update :-) I'll be sharing our ADR's!

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