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Old 03-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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SURPRISE! Can we do it again? A November 2012 PTR!! SURPRISE !!11/1



Before I start, I’m going to need a promise from everyone one of you…….

DO NOT TELL ANYONE!

I’m sure I can trust you with this; after all we all love a good surprise.


First, let’s chat about the title, SURPRISE! Can we do it again? Whose surprise is it?


Our lovely, shy, quiet ……Ok, ok( insert snicker)………….. our lovely, poser extraordinaire & chatter box daughter, Kadence is the who. She is 8years old and in 2nd grade.




I’m Carey and my DH’s name is John. We live in Wisconsin and I’m thankful that John loves Disney as much as Kadence and I do!




Our older daughter, Samantha, is not going along. She is in college and will be in her 1st year of nursing and cannot miss school. She is fine with that, as she is not a Disney person (I don’t know where I went wrong there?!?) There is a 10 ½ year age difference between the 2 girls and Samantha has been on many vacations and had her own surprises so we’re all good in that respect. In fact, I’ll let you all in on a little surprise for her…. She loves the beach, hot temps and all that. For her graduation from college, we are hoping to give her a vacation to a warm sunny beach type area. I have 3 years to research. Should be able to figure something out.

We had always wanted to surprise Kadence with a Disney trip and the universe lined up quite nicely last year for this to happen. You can read all about it in my TR below, Wake up! Surprise! We’re going to Disney…TODAY!
We had the most amazing time, and she loved being surprised. She talked about it forever; even her teacher at school had to limit her Show and Tell segments to include non-Disney topics!

When in the course of talking about when we’d like to go back, she kept telling us that she’d like to be surprised again. Then she’d change her mind and tell us no, she wants to help plan. So, we made plans for a trip in Nov 2013. A bigger trip that will take place during some special events; her 10th birthday, my 40th, and our 15th wedding anniversary. She has total input in this trip, ADR’s, resort choice, & activities.


Then Disney Depression hit our home. Yes, it is a real malady; it affects a large number of Disney vacationers. The sadness in which you know that it’s going to be a long time between visits, the feeling that Disney is taunting you every time a WDW commercial comes on TV, and when the mail arrives with offers of books, movies and the rare PIN. You can barely go online without seeing a Disney advertisement.


So, the conversation begins. Do you think? Should we try? No, no vacation available. Oh, wait vacation is available. Just check into it. Wait, let’s think about it. …….Ok, I want to! Get some plans together.

Then the big question….Should we tell Kadence? NO! Let’s surprise her again! The best part of this all….unlike last time, we’ll be able to talk about it! Just act like you’re talking about 2013 and she’ll be none the wiser! Oh yeah, this is going to be good! Insert evil laugh! Muahahahahaha!

On to our plans!

Our dates are November 1st-11th. We had originally planned to stay at POP Century again, but just saw last night that the Art of Animation resort started taking bookings for standard rooms yesterday!





DH decided that he wants to stay there. So, I contacted my Awesomely Nice, DIS famous, TA, Jen (Jenseib). This morning she sent our confirmation info and the rest is planning heaven for me!

I have bunches to do, make a planning calendar, decide on ADR’s and parks days (hopefully Nov calendar will come soon) Lists, so many lists!

Welcome to our PTR, and remember…. Keep the Secret!
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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Even though we have DVC, I really REALLY want to stay at the Art of Animation resort. It just looks fun! I saw they were booking and even looked yesterday to see how much it would cost to stay there after Christmas. Are you going to try to get into a certain section?
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I'm in! I just finished reading your surprise TR the other day. How fun that you're going to surprise her again!

We are going down at the same time. We were originally staying at POP as well until I saw The Little Mermaid rooms were opening up early. I'm very excited to stay there.
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How awesome! We plan on staying at A of A next October. Wishing it was sooner- but we have a baby to wait for until then!
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WOO HOO!!!! So excited!! First, I can't believe you are pulling off another surprise trip!! Second, I can't believe we are going to overlap and FINALLY meet in person!

So you inspired me....I was so excited about your AOA reservation, that I went and checked this morning. I booked one night at AOA when we arrive (I'll fill you in on the details later!). We aren't going to tell Kathryn, just surprise her!!
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Joining in!

Even though we have DVC, I really REALLY want to stay at the Art of Animation resort. It just looks fun! I saw they were booking and even looked yesterday to see how much it would cost to stay there after Christmas. Are you going to try to get into a certain section?
Hi Sarah! I was so excited to see they were booking and John said BOOK IT! We got a standard room in the Little Mermaid section.

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I'm in! I just finished reading your surprise TR the other day. How fun that you're going to surprise her again!

We are going down at the same time. We were originally staying at POP as well until I saw The Little Mermaid rooms were opening up early. I'm very excited to stay there.
I'm excited to see how she reacts his time! POP was our choice too, but now I'm so excited to be at AoA!

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How awesome! We plan on staying at A of A next October. Wishing it was sooner- but we have a baby to wait for until then!
I'd take the baby first too!

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WOO HOO!!!! So excited!! First, I can't believe you are pulling off another surprise trip!! Second, I can't believe we are going to overlap and FINALLY meet in person!

So you inspired me....I was so excited about your AOA reservation, that I went and checked this morning. I booked one night at AOA when we arrive (I'll fill you in on the details later!). We aren't going to tell Kathryn, just surprise her!!
Hi Kimberly! I'm hoping we pull it off very well! I'm so glad we inspired you! I'm so glad some really neat people are going to be there!

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Wake Up! SURPRISE, We're going to Disney World....TODAY Sept 2011 TRhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post42811539
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I'm here!!!!!!!
YAY! It was great talking with you today! John thought I was going to be in the bedroom all night talking!

He was wondering when supper was going to be!
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SURPRISE! Can we do it again? Nov 2012 PTR http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post44413308
Wake Up! SURPRISE, We're going to Disney World....TODAY Sept 2011 TRhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post42811539
"Momma, I got to dance with Flynn Ryder!" Our January 2011 TR.http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post39775931
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Shhh! Suprise MNSSHP Trip 9/21/2011 (POP) 5 days
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YAY! It was great talking with you today! John thought I was going to be in the bedroom all night talking!

He was wondering when supper was going to be!
I know!!! Claire was breathing down my neck and I still had to set up that kindle. Thats all she cared about...she thinks it's hers.
I got her playing a game on it and I am now just starting supper and it's 7:30!

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #14
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I loled at the fact Kadence's teacher had to limit her show and tells to non-disney topics! Sounds like me my sis was asking if I applied for a job in Manchester and I said no I sent CV's to Orlando stations instead because that's closer to Mickey Mouse. She said she's never seen anyone as obsessed with Disney so I directed her to the dis boards

So cool that you got Art of Animation it looks fab!
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I'm here! How exciting! Hooray for Art of Animation, that resort looks awesome!
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