Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Pre-Trip Reports and Plans
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-19-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
TinksThree
DIS Veteran
 
TinksThree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,386

4 Days, 4 Parks and 4 Years in a Row…Here We Go!! July 2012 Update 7.1.12

Welcome to my newest PTR! I am officially at 86 days and so excited about our upcoming trip! Our travel dates are July 14-20, 2012!!!

First off I will introduce myself and my wonderful family! I guess you could say this really is the story of FOURS! I will explain that later but we are a (traveling) family of four! We actually have an older son but he is too busy in college and big summer plans so he will not be traveling with us…leaving us with 4!



I will start with my DH….Keith.



This trip is actually all his idea. That in itself is a miracle! I firmly believe this is all because of me and he knows how much I love going to Disney World!

This will be his 3rd trip to WDW. The first trip in 2010 was also his idea but to shut me up! He heard the kids and I talking about our trip Spring Break of 2009 so much that he finally said if I would quit talking about it he would go!

See, Keith was a WDW hater even though he had never really been to Disney. I kept telling him he just didn’t know what he was missing! The 2010 trip was supposed to be 4 days at Disney and then the rest of the trip spent in St. Augustine. Well, on our last day, he surprised us by suggesting we stay at WDW for the remainder of our vacation! Of course we jumped at this!! Over the course of that year I would hear him telling others that if nothing else Disney knows how to do things first class! I felt like I had succeeded at least a little bit!

As 2011 inched closer and closer, I was planning a girl’s trip with my DD and mom. Well our middle DS decided he wanted to go which led to Keith deciding he would go! Again this took me by surprise but moved quickly forward! I learned a lot about his dislikes and likes on that trip! I also suggested perhaps it would be easier to state these during the planning stages and not after we were in route to a particular place!

Well DH is just full of surprises and several weeks ago he told me if I could get us to Disney on a very specific budget that we would go this summer. Many reasons were leading to this including a personally hard late winter, the fact that our middle son will be a senior this coming year and who knows where his path will lead him, and also our DD is getting closer and closer to college so we really must take advantage of opportunities when they arise! Now, I did have 5 other options for vacation locals all within the budget prior to his suggesting this trip. I thought a change of scenery would placate him but he suggested this trip…with a few requirements. I will get to those in a bit. I think I am rambling over and beyond the simple introductions!!

So what are his likes? Port Orleans and the boat ride to DTD, T-Rex, The Indiana Jones Show at DHS, Toy Story Mania, and all of Epcot. Plus he likes the table service restaurants, especially those with a unique ambience! Animal Kingdom is “okay”.

His dislikes? Character meals! Well characters in general really! Magic Kingdom---I know, I know!! Star Tours at DHS (makes him sick)! Any shows in general and especially if singing and dancing is involved….well, I take that back slightly but that is something else to come later (which would go under “Likes”)! He doesn’t like parades and he DOES NOT like 1900 Park Fare. I have heard this many times over!! Oh, and he isn’t crazy about fireworks (Disney or not!).

Next we have DS…..Chris!



Chris is 18 and still enjoys doing things with us which is nice! Chris’ first trip to WDW was in 2009 when I took him and Madison over Spring Break.



That trip was near perfect in every way. Chris loves pretty much every single ride there is at Disney. He also learned how to eat at Disney. He was very picky going into the 2009 trip but I told him with the money I was spending he had to learn to eat a variety of foods. DD on the other hand learned how to be picky that trip!!

This will be Chris’ 4th trip to WDW.

Then there is DD….Madison who just turned 16.



She is a petite little thing that loves everything about Disney! I have trained her well and she does an excellent job telling friends helpful tips! Madison loves the princesses with Ariel being her all-time favorite. She is also a big fan of Minnie Mouse and Goofy! Madison first went to Disney at the age of 4 (again with the 4’s!!).



We only went to Magic Kingdom that trip because I was not aware of how cool Animal Kingdom was and I felt Epcot would bore her…and this trip was all about Madison!! This was also when she fell in love with Ariel!



And Minnie Mouse!



We did not return until the 2009 trip


and she has been a total of 5 times.

The latest trip was just a few weeks ago when she marched on Main Street with her high school band! I am currently doing a TR about that trip if you are interested in reading along the link is in my siggie! Madison also loves pretty much every attraction. Our favorite is Tower of Terror!!



See how much they have changed from 2009 to 2011!



And finally there is me! My name is Tisa and I am Disney obsessed.



My co-workers joke that if I tell them something about Disney then it has to be the gospel truth! I can be a little over zealous and I am also an obsessive planner. My planning drives Keith crazy which is resulting in this PTR now rather than later! He “suggested” that I should discuss plans with people who appreciate my obsessions! Disney or not, Keith has no interest in discussing plans until it is time to embark on the trip!

This will be my 7th trip to Disney. The first time was in 1986 and I fell in love with Epcot. I miss the old Future World exhibits and wish a new attraction would be a Time Machine to transport me back so I can experience some of those long-gone but never forgotten attractions!



Each trip I have taken has been unique and there is always something new and different to add and experience. I think that is one reason I enjoy going to WDW over and over! There are always wonderful memories made and (sometimes) memories we want to forget!!

My latest trip was chaperoning Madison’s high school band trip in March, as I stated before. That trip required no planning on my part and proved to be challenging for an OCD Disney Planner! However, that trip also forms how I am doing this trip! I am planning but there will be some loose ends as well!

So now you have met the FOUR people in our group! Next up we will discuss the FOUR days and how I managed to meet the budget requirements!

Last edited by TinksThree; 07-02-2012 at 12:15 AM.
TinksThree is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
TinksThree
DIS Veteran
 
TinksThree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,386

4 days, 4 Parks and 4 Years in a Row…Here We Go!! July 2012 Update 6.2.12

saved for index

Park Tickets and Resort Choice!
Changes Made, Reservations Adjusted, ADRs Rescheduled!
Plans for Days 1 and 2!
Plans for Days 3 and 4!!

This time last year...May 26, 2011
This time last year...May 27, 2011 Part 1 and Part 2
This time last year...May 28 and May 29, 2011
This time last year...May 30, 2011
This time last year...May 31, 2011
This time last year...June 1, 2011

Plans for Days 5 and 6!!!
Changes, Changes, Changes
A Pre-Trip Journey in Search of Tickets!!

Last edited by TinksThree; 07-02-2012 at 12:17 AM.
TinksThree is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 24,875

I'm here and lovin' the title you chose!
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226


mickeystoontown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
TinksThree
DIS Veteran
 
TinksThree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,386

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeystoontown View Post
I'm here and lovin' the title you chose!
Hooray you are first!! Somehow I knew you would be!! Glad you like the title! To me choosing a title is so hard!
TinksThree is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
jedijill
Chiefs fan living in Bronco country
 
jedijill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 5,082

Can't wait to hear more.

Jill in CO
__________________
jedijill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
IheartDDuck
DIS Veteran
 
IheartDDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 5,738

Hahaha, your flashback picture killed me!!! I have one of those.



Oh yeah.....totally stylin'!
IheartDDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
sherylcin
Mouseketeer
 
sherylcin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 356

Very imaginative title! Sign me up!
__________________
1972 - Honeymoon Offsite; 1979, 1980, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2000 - Offsite; 2002 - Offsite at Star Island;
2004 - Pop Century and offsite at Star Island; 2006 - House in Windsor Hills
2008 - DVC Members! Animal Kingdom Villas/Boardwalk Villas; 2009 - Offsite at Marriott's Grande Vista; 2010 - Grand Californian Villas in Disneyland; 2011 - BLT and Beach Club; 2012 - Ashton's Surprise 13th BD Trip at POP; 2013-OKW and BC then Offsite for Thanksgiving at Sheraton Vistana Villages
sherylcin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #8
MelMel11
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 363

Count me in!! We are going in July too!!!
MelMel11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
Angies1274
DIS Veteran
 
Angies1274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 2,374

Joining in! We're going in July as well. Can't wait to read more about your plans!
__________________
Angie (me) DH DS14 DS11
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012


Angies1274 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 11:48 PM   #10
shan23877
I make lists about my lists
 
shan23877's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,249

Joining in! You do not look old enough to have a son in college!

Love the older photos of how much the kids have changed.

My DH is similar to yours. He really does enjoy WDW, but wants no part of the planning (or hearing me chatter about it). Thank goodness for the DIS!

Looking forward to reading more!
shan23877 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 11:55 PM   #11
amandaw
DIS Veteran
 
amandaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 4,276

Joining in!

If it makes you feel any better, my DH doesn't really like Magic Kingdom either. He tolerates it for me & our son.

I love your flashback photo!

Your kids are so cute! I hope my son still wants to go to Disney with me when he's their age.
amandaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 06:00 AM   #12
TinksThree
DIS Veteran
 
TinksThree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,386

Quote:
Originally Posted by jedijill View Post
Can't wait to hear more.

Jill in CO
Glad you are here!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by IheartDDuck View Post
Hahaha, your flashback picture killed me!!! I have one of those.



Oh yeah.....totally stylin'!
Glad your here!! Oh my ya'll were really stylin'!! My mom would probably kill me posting that picture of her and those lovely '80's glasses! Ah the grand '80's...really miss those days!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sherylcin View Post
Very imaginative title! Sign me up!
Thank you! Glad to have to have you here!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MelMel11 View Post
Count me in!! We are going in July too!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angies1274 View Post
Joining in! We're going in July as well. Can't wait to read more about your plans!
Yay for July!!! We have been the first of June but that is the latest into summer. I am a little nervous on the heat but it can't be any worse than in Mississippi at that time of the year! The humidity is suffocating here!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by shan23877 View Post
Joining in! You do not look old enough to have a son in college!

Love the older photos of how much the kids have changed.

My DH is similar to yours. He really does enjoy WDW, but wants no part of the planning (or hearing me chatter about it). Thank goodness for the DIS!

Looking forward to reading more!
Oh, thanks! Technically he is my step-son but he is like my own. I would have been a little too young for a baby for sure if he was biological.

So glad to have you reading along!! Chris is the one who has changed the most. He grew like a weed in 2 years! But I do love looking back and glad you liked seeing those too! And I am glad I am not alone with the DH situation...I am so thankful for the Dis!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by amandaw View Post
Joining in!

If it makes you feel any better, my DH doesn't really like Magic Kingdom either. He tolerates it for me & our son.

I love your flashback photo!

Your kids are so cute! I hope my son still wants to go to Disney with me when he's their age.
That is exactly what Keith does: he tolerates it! I am glad to see there are others who know what I go through! I feel lucky our kids still like doing things with us. I know there are a lot of parents that don't have that luxury. I think they are cute too but then I am biased and a little partial! Thanks for the compliment! It will make Chris blush!!
TinksThree is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #13
saintstickets
DIS Veteran
 
saintstickets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Petal, MS
Posts: 2,449

You knew I'd be here! Looking forward to another excellent TR!
__________________
Bill B

DL - 1967 | WDW - 1973 (Orlando) | WDW - 1980 (Kissimmee) | WDW - 1985 (Kissimmee) | WDW - 1997 (Contemporary) | WDW - 2007 (Old Key West)
DVC - May2010 - OKW | Nov-Dec2010 - AKV/BWV | May2012 - BLT/VWL | Sep2012 - Aulani (30th anniversary) | Dec2012 - Aulani (DD honeymoon) | Oct2013 - BCV | Jun2014 - BWV | Oct2014 - DCL/BCV | Aug2015 - DCL Alaska | Dec2015 - BWV

The "Don't mess with the CMs/take less photos TR" Jun14 @ BWV
Oct13-BCV - MNSSHP, F&W, Wild Africa Trek
Sep12-Aulani - Sharks, horses, a submarine scooter, luau & Mickey
May12-BLT/VWL - Don't tell Mickey! It's NOT a bug's life! That's a dolphin's WHAT? Where's the ER? Is that a body? Seaworld, Discovery Cove, IoA, Space Center
Nov/Dec10-AKV/BWV - Backstage Magic Tour; V&A; Lots of pics and video
May10-OKW - DDP cost analysis; Wishes Dessert Party; Fantasmic
saintstickets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.