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





View Poll Results: When should we go???
May 16-23 4 26.67%
September 28-October 5 10 66.67%
Some other time 1 6.67%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-02-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
johnsonginad
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 379

Mission: 2013 or Planning Our Return To The World, A 2013 PTR

Good Mornin' ya'll!

My name is Gina, and I will be your guide, organizer and narrator through this adventure of planning my family's return to the world!

Those of you that have read my previous PTR, and my current, and in progress, TR know that we just got back on April 5th! Before we even got finished with our vacation we were trying to think of when a good time to come back would be. So, here I am, working on making that happen!

and I'm glad you're here! Just sit back, relax, grab some popcorn and join me as I drive myself crazy planning!
johnsonginad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
johnsonginad
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 379

Reserved for Table of Contents

(Provided I can figure out how to do it. )

Introduction:
Excuse Me, Just Who the Heck ARE You People?

Planning:
So...When Ya Goin'?
Let's Talk Food!
A Wrinkle in Time, or, The Great Changeup

Last edited by johnsonginad; 02-23-2013 at 10:11 AM.
johnsonginad is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
WhereOurDreamsBegan
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2

How exciting! My husband and I are considering heading back down to Disney in 2013 as well... last time we were there was November '11 for our honeymoon and boy am I REALLY hoping we get to go!!
WhereOurDreamsBegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
johnsonginad
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 379

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhereOurDreamsBegan View Post
How exciting! My husband and I are considering heading back down to Disney in 2013 as well... last time we were there was November '11 for our honeymoon and boy am I REALLY hoping we get to go!!
FUN!!!! I hope you get to go too!! I promise this PTR will be starting soon! It's been one hectic week! I hope to get started on some posting tonight!
johnsonginad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
johnsonginad
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 379

Excuse Me, Just Who the Heck ARE You People?

I'm sure that alot of you are wondering just this very thing. Who the heck are you people! Well, with this post, I hope to answer that very question.



HI! I'm Gina. I am 31 years old, a Mommy, a banker, and the Disney trip planning extraordinaire in our little family of three. I love everything about Disney, and it seems like I'm always in planning mode anymore! Even if there's no trip to plan, I still feel the need to glean the disboards for all the information I can get my hands on.

The little princess in that picture above is Emma. She's my little angel. My everything. She loves everything there is about Disney, and is always ready to go! Just yesterday, she was trying to pack things in her Minnie Mouse purse, stating that she was getting it ready for our next trip.



This is Daddy. Daddy loves his girls, and is always ready for a good time at Disney World! He always helps with the planning when I need it, and loves to read dining reviews to help with planning out our meals.

So there you have it! Our little family! Now it's time to get rockin and rollin on some planning!

johnsonginad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
johnsonginad
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 379

So...When Ya Goin'?

I guess the next logical question to ask would be just this...WHEN ARE YOU GOING?

Well, to put it plainly...I'm not sure...I know...I know...Why start a PTR if you don't even know when you're going? Well, we know we're going next year, and we have it narrowed down to a couple of different times. We just need to figure out which one it's going to be.

First, we had pinned down Fall Break, October 2013. We were so excited about this! This would mean Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and the Food and Wine Festival. I have always wanted to try both of these, so the idea of going at this time of year was very inticing to me!

Then we...well, I...got to thinking (I know...dangerous) the idea of having to wait that long to go back was a little bit depressing. So we came up with another time. DH though of going in May, just after school let out for the summer. This would mean longer park hours and Star Wars Weekends.

Now all there's left to do is weigh the pros and cons of each time, and decided which one to choose.

Here's our choices:

May 16th-23rd

or

September 28th-October 5th

Help me decide! Tell me when we should go and why!
johnsonginad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #7
oopsiDAISY
DIS Veteran
 
oopsiDAISY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,508

subbing...

Can I just say you are brave for tackling the TR and PTR at the same time! Way to go, you!!
oopsiDAISY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
oopsiDAISY
DIS Veteran
 
oopsiDAISY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,508

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnsonginad View Post
Now all there's left to do is weigh the pros and cons of each time, and decided which one to choose.

Here's our choices:

May 16th-23rd

or

September 28th-October 5th

Help me decide! Tell me when we should go and why!

My vote is for fall break...here are my reasons:

*The heat of summer!

*The crowds of summer AND Star Wars Weekends.

*WE are going in the fall and we could arrange a Dismeet!

*...and besides that, I would have someone to commiserate the long wait with!
oopsiDAISY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 09:29 AM   #9
cogero
DIS Veteran
 
cogero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Queens NY
Posts: 4,432

I vote September and OCtober because that is my dream trip
__________________
Chiara
DVC Member since 7/08 Cast Chiara , Gerard , Chiara Michelle (12), Jimmy (6) Sami (6/5/13)

Etsy ID: ChiarasCouture2014 here we come... WDW, a cruise, F&G and more!!! Why don't we make this trip report about 2012 & 2013.
Christmas & My Happy Place Equals Perfection. - A Dec 2011 PTR
cogero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #10
johnsonginad
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 379

Quote:
Originally Posted by oopsiDAISY View Post
subbing...

Can I just say you are brave for tackling the TR and PTR at the same time! Way to go, you!!
Hey, I have to do something to make the time go by faster! I just hope I don't get confused and post the wrong thing on the wrong report.

Quote:
Originally Posted by oopsiDAISY View Post
My vote is for fall break...here are my reasons:

*The heat of summer!

*The crowds of summer AND Star Wars Weekends.

*WE are going in the fall and we could arrange a Dismeet!

*...and besides that, I would have someone to commiserate the long wait with!
Yeah...That's sort of what I'm thinking too. It will be much cooler in the fall, and the crowds of Star Wars Weekends kind of scare me.

A Dismeet would be AWESOME!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cogero View Post
I vote September and OCtober because that is my dream trip
I totally know what you mean. Going at that time of year is pretty much my dream trip too. MNSSHP and Food and Wine would be so great!
johnsonginad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
cbcrockett
Mouseketeer
 
cbcrockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West TN
Posts: 201

I'm here now!

Have y'all been in the fall? I love Disney anytime of year, but if you haven't been and seen MK all done up for Halloween/fall and experienced F&W, that would be my vote. I went with my mom, stepdad and little sister for a long weekend in October 2009 andit was great! Slightly cooler, crowds werea bit more managable... Loved it! Can't wait to do it again with DH and DD someday!
__________________
Me(29) : DH(30) DD (17 months) Lee Davy

"Hey Look, It's a Goat!" Baby's First Trip to WDW/Little Sister's Grad Trip! - A June 2012 TR
Planning Baby's First Trip to WDW - A Pre-Trip Report

1996 - Caribbean Beach Resort 2000 - Grand Floridian April 2009 - Fort Wilderness (first trip to WDW together!) October 2009 - Animal Kingdom Lodge (with my mom, stepdad & lil' sis) June 2012 - Offsite First WDW trip for baby Hannah!
cbcrockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #12
Crazy Mother of Two
Clever yet underrated
 
Crazy Mother of Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: N.E. Pennsylvania
Posts: 420

I'm in!!!!

I vote for Sept/Oct 2013. I love that time of year. We are planning for Sept.2013 (and will be starting my own TR soon!!) and love the weather and the fact that the crowds are lower.
__________________
1977 - 1984 6 trips on-site hotel
2007 Sept. Coronado Springs Resort - 1st Family Trip
2013 Sept. Coronado Springs Resort - 2nd Family Trip
Me DH DD 14 DS 13
Crazy Mother of Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #13
JDailey
Mouseketeer
 
JDailey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 139

We absolutely LOVE October!!! I love how the Magic Kingdom is decorated for the MNSSHP!!!! The kids love to dress in their costumes and Trick-or-Treat at the park..... it is too much fun!!
__________________
JDailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #14
johnsonginad
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 379

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbcrockett View Post
I'm here now!

Have y'all been in the fall? I love Disney anytime of year, but if you haven't been and seen MK all done up for Halloween/fall and experienced F&W, that would be my vote. I went with my mom, stepdad and little sister for a long weekend in October 2009 andit was great! Slightly cooler, crowds werea bit more managable... Loved it! Can't wait to do it again with DH and DD someday!
YAY! Glad you're here!

Nope...we've never been in the fall. The more I read about it, the more I am tempted to go then, though! F&W would be so much fun, and the pictures of MK all dressed up for Halloween are so cool!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy Mother of Two View Post
I'm in!!!!

I vote for Sept/Oct 2013. I love that time of year. We are planning for Sept.2013 (and will be starting my own TR soon!!) and love the weather and the fact that the crowds are lower.
Yeah...I'm doing as much research as I can. It's looking very tempting!!! Welcome aboard!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JDailey View Post
We absolutely LOVE October!!! I love how the Magic Kingdom is decorated for the MNSSHP!!!! The kids love to dress in their costumes and Trick-or-Treat at the park..... it is too much fun!!
It really sounds like it is! UGH...Decisions, decisions...My head already hurts.
johnsonginad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #15
partyof2
Colette
 
partyof2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 226

You gotta go in the fall!

I went the first two weeks in October 2010 and the lines were great, we never waited more than 30mins for anything, the only ride we skipped was TSM for obvious reasons.

The weather was gorgeous and it didn't rain once.
__________________
First visit >> Oct 2010 - Age 26!
Visit #2 >> Nov 2013 - POR
Visit #3 >> Nov 2014 - Pop




partyof2 is online now   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 05:29 AM.

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

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