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Old 06-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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We Went to See Mic-key M-o-u-s-e ... Again! - Sept '12 TR [COMPLETE]



Now that I have exactly 100 days until time to leave, here goes nothing!

This trip is something we've been discussing ever since we got home from POP last September! We almost booked a bounceback while we were there, but we weren't sure what our financial situation would be ... better not to chance it. Tax time rolled around and ... lo and behold ... we're getting a larger-than-expected refund! Guess who my first call was to? That's right, my travel agent! Look out, Disney ... here we come again!

This is the first time I've ever done a PTR/TR. I've tried to hold back making one until I got our plans more concrete, though they are ever-changing, so I guess I can quit waiting. Didn't want to start one too soon because I was afraid I would run out of things to say, get bored, and abandon it. My biggest fear though is that no-one will read it ... and I'll be lonely and talking to myself.

Being that I am a trip report noob, I hope you will give me a little leeway as I update and make changes and figure out what the heck I'm going to talk about for the next 3 months. Just got a new camera, so I'm trying to figure out how to take a good pic of us that isn't blurry. Then, I need to get an online storage account so I can actually post them.

Here is some basic info to get things started - I will be adding more to this page as I go along. Please pardon my dust - this area under construction! In fact, it seems like *everything* is under construction ... I've changed the title of this PTR at least 4 times now.


Cast of Characters:


Me: Hello, I'm a Certified Disney Fanatic. Age 39 (and holding on tight). I have been crazy about WDW since I was a kid. My family used to make the annual trek to sunny Florida from Ohio nearly every year. Our trips didn't always include a visit to the 'World, but boy was I glad when they did. My favorite park is Magic Kingdom. I could spend every minute of every trip there and never get tired of it.

DH: T is 45. You could say he puts up with my Disney obsession, but when you get right down to it, he loves going almost as much as I do. He likes to be involved in the planning to some degree, but leaves most of it up to me. He also has done multiple trips to WDW. His favorite park is Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios (even when pressed, he wouldn't commit to one or the other).


When:
September 15th - September 22nd


We don't actually get to WDW until September 17th, but we will be arriving in Orlando on the 15th to visit with family. In years past, we've always stayed with family for most of our time in Florida. Last year, we stayed on-site for the first time at POP and loved it so much, we decided to stay on-site again this year.


Where:
Port Orleans French Quarter


We chose this resort based purely on size and decor alone. We were hoping to stay here for our 15th wedding anniversary in 2014, but the deal was right for this year, so we went ahead and took the plunge. We've booked a king room and requested river view - hopefully we'll get it. We were originally booked into a garden view 2-queen beds room, but when free dining opened up, we went ahead and splurged on the king.


Why:
Celebrating 13 Years of Bliss


DH and I will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary this coming October. We decided what better way to celebrate "Lucky 13" than with a trip to Disney? Besides, does anyone ever really need a REASON to go back?



Over the next 100 days, I will be detailing our daily plans (which tend to change), our ADRs (which have changed several times already), and hopefully getting some ideas and suggestions on how to make things better along the way ... if anyone ever reads this, that is. If you do decide to read, make sure you stick around for the post-trip report to see how things turned out!

Hope you will join me! Hang on though, it's bound to be a bumpy ride!
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