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Old 07-16-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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A Quickie with Mickey! Sep. 2011 Pre-TR **I'm back! 4 Updates page 2-3!**

Well, the bug has started to bite me again. My last trip was in March of 2011 (TR link in my signature) and it was a great trip, but it was the first trip in awhile where I left and had no desire to return anytime soon. Iíve heard that actually happens to some people, and this time it was me. But, Iíve started a new job, have no fun adventures planned until next June and would love to just get away to my happy place. But before I get into my trip details (or lack thereof at this point), let me introduce myself if you havenít read one my reports before. Iím Shannon, age 31, speech pathologist, living in south Florida. Well actually a little north of Palm Beach and 2 hours away from WDW.

Me on my June 2011 cruise:

Me and my mom on same cruise:

Back to the trip, pretty much everything is still up in the air at this point except for the dates. Like I said, I just started a new job (2 weeks ago I started working at an inpatient rehab hospital after 3 years in the school system). I do not want to take any time off, but I can finagle my schedule so that I can leave semi-early on Fridays and since I only live 2 hours away, I can get to Disney by dinner time, if not sooner, have an entire day of Disney fun on Saturday, then head back home on Sunday, refreshed and happy. Iím thinking of September 23-25 because its far enough away for me to have something to look forward too and Iím hoping and praying the crowds will not be horrible then. October is my second choice, but Iím really over the crowds at this point.

So, who is coming? Well, it's me and that may be it. Iíve done a solo trip before and I loved it. I like being by myself and not having people to answer to, but the alternative is bringing my mom who I know is trying to cut back financially since we have a big huge vacation extravaganza planned for next year that she is paying for a lot of. Iíve offered to pay for the hotel entirely and have her just pay for her ticket, which she is open too. So time will tell if I will be solo or not. Another option is meeting up with a good friend who lives in Orlando and also happens to have an annual pass. He and I met in 2002 when I did the WDW College Program when we both worked at the Wonders of Life in Epcot. Weíve stayed in touch since, with visits thrown in here and there. He probably wouldnít stay at the hotel with me, but would meet up with me to do a park, dinner etc.

Second, is our hotel choice. Iím about 75% sure I want my park day to be Epcot, with 25% leaning towards MK. Assuming I choose Epcot, Iíd love to stay at an Epcot resort. I stayed at the BC in March and honestly, donít want to stay there again. YC is nice but doesnít get me excited so that leaves the BWI. The Dolphin is also an option because you get the perks of the Epcot resorts at half the price but while nice, it doesnít have the same Disney feel. Then I wonder if I should just stay at a mod, like Port Orleans, so I can have the boat to DTD on my arrival nightÖOr stay at monorail resort just because I love the monorail resorts but then the convenience to Epcot isnít as great. Not helping this decision is the fact that Iím really not sure if its going to be my mom and I or just me.

So, with absolutely no plans madeÖwelcome to my trip report!

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