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Old 08-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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I know it's early, but i'm setting up a 2013 roll call. It makes the trip even more real for me

For all you fellow DISers who will be travelling in 2013, please join us on our journey to the USA during one of the hottest and most humid times of the year

I'm sure we'll have tons of fun planning over the next 12 months

So our cast of superstar travellers so far is:

Alicia1506 - Me, DP Carlo, Carlo's DBro and My DSis - oct 18 - 24 dlr, oct 24 - 26 wdw, oct 26 - nov 2 dcl western, nov 2-4 ioa.
Caroline NZ - Me, DH, DS(11), DD(9) 20Sep-21Oct California & surrounds
AustralianKaren - sept 7 syd-lax-mco (qantas/delta), sept 8-13 WDW Boardwalk villas,sept 13-15 WDW Wilderness lodge villas, sept 15-29 B2B Cruise FOS, sept 29 Mco-lax-syd
Lampardcl - September 17th 2013, check in at PORFQ for 14 nights
Cola - tentative trip to DLR in Oct 2013
Mrsreyrey - october trip for honeymoon
PrincessInOz - 15th Sep - 12 Oct. Target destinations: DLR, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Durango, Orlando (Universal and WDW).
KiwiMouseGirl (19) and friend Alicia (19) - 28th October-15 November
Snickals - Oct 22 - Dec 18 - halloween + thanksgiving + christmas
TapDancer - 22 September LA, 23 September New York, 28 September POR, 8 October fly to Sydney then Home
MumfromOz - 28th October - 30 November - 10 days in WDW including MNSSHP, 9th November Western Caribbean Fantasy Cruise, Anaheim for a week to do Disneyland and more specificity Carsland!!
5ofus - Vegas 6-11 Sept and Disneyland 11-21 Sept
Jade+3 - 15 Sep Freedom of the Seas cruise, 22 Sep POR 11 nights
Mareeld86 - 31st August until 10 October, wdw + 2 x cruises
jessiegirl84 - wedding 3 October, plus 1 week prior & 1 week after
WickedDreamer - oct/nov 2013 - halloween + christmas
Paula Sedley-Burke - SSR September 19th - September 29th, then Sept 29th - 3rd October Disney Dream 4 night Bahamas cruise! (our first UK member on this thread - welcome )
Wanderlust NZ - 18 - 21 Sep: HRH/Universal, 21 - 28 Sep: Disney Fantasy (Eastern Caribbean), 28 - 3 Oct: BWV, 3 - 9 Oct: AKV
Jade+3 - 9 sept - 8 oct, wdw + FoS cruise
Minniemum - 14/9-28/9 at POFQ with Free Dining
Sims11 - Simone, DD6 + mum - 6 weeks East coast trip - September/October 2013 - WDW + 7 night DCL Caribbean cruise + New York, Washington DC, and Niagara Falls and either L A. or Hawaii
Kristin 5 - kristen, dh and ds 6 turning 7 - 12 Sept Fly Mel - SFO, 15 Sept Fly SFO - Vegas, 20 Sept Drive Vegas to Disneyland, 4 Oct Fly home
sarefromoz - dh, dd8/9, dd6 and ds 4 - aug 28 - sept 30th - vancouver, vegas, dlr
grinder6 - We're going October 15-20. BWV Grand Villa.
lewdannie - sign us up for Sept 13-25
Andona - Dates are Sept 18 - October 8 -- A grand Tour of Italy....
coco392 - me, dw, ds and mum - sept 21-30th

I will add names to the roll call as we go along
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:31 AM   #2
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Hi Alicia,
We are going too, but not to the hot & humid side, we are going to the lovely autumn weather side
Me, DH, DS(11), DD(9) 20Sep-21Oct California & surrounds
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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This thread possibly also applies to us. We were hoping to go December/January next year but it might actually save us about $4-$5000 to go in September so:-

19 September to Anaheim (14 days)
3 October to Hawaii (7 days)
home on 10 October

At the moment it all depends on costs, September would mean taking my 3 children out of school for a week and a half and my daughter is in year 12 and she is not keen on it. Also I work during the school terms on a contract basis so would lose a week or so in wages.

Having said that though, it would be quieter in September and its sooner

I'm thinking my trip will evolve many times in the next year, I am the OCD trip planner in the family and my DH is the eyes glazing over type when I try to discuss
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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I'm not going in sept 2013

but I have a cruise booked for October...does that count....

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #5
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Hi Alicia,
We are going too, but not to the hot & humid side, we are going to the lovely autumn weather side
Me, DH, DS(11), DD(9) 20Sep-21Oct California & surrounds
awww, we fly home the day after you land!! we are also going to disneyland first, so will love the weather there, and then we are flying over to the hot & humid side then again, we live in brisbane, so the weather won't be too strange for us, as we're used to hot & humid... just not the mid-arvo thunderstorms that roll in through FL that time of year

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This thread possibly also applies to us. We were hoping to go December/January next year but it might actually save us about $4-$5000 to go in September so:-

19 September to Anaheim (14 days)
3 October to Hawaii (7 days)
home on 10 October

At the moment it all depends on costs, September would mean taking my 3 children out of school for a week and a half and my daughter is in year 12 and she is not keen on it. Also I work during the school terms on a contract basis so would lose a week or so in wages.

Having said that though, it would be quieter in September and its sooner

I'm thinking my trip will evolve many times in the next year, I am the OCD trip planner in the family and my DH is the eyes glazing over type when I try to discuss
i am also the OCD planner, and Carlo also glazes over the minute i start talking. it's pathological really... he falls asleep. worst time to talk to him is in bed before he goes to sleep, but he can be wide awake, middle of the day, having just had some red bull icecream (this truly happened).. i start talking 'trip stuff' and he's slumped over on the couch asleep literally 5 mins later! infuriating.

i've added you to the list welcome to the club. we should have jackets made

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but I have a cruise booked for October...does that count....

totally!!! the more the merrier. i just changed the title to include sept/oct.

which cruise are you doing? we're aiming for the western caribbean cruise again. i'll climb that pyramid in mexico one day, gadget. one day!!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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our cruise 2013

leaving/ arriving Sydney
doing Fiji, new cal, etc....
celebrity solstice
cant wait...and no long epic flights before hand
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:21 AM   #7
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karen your cruise sounds awesome... just realised after i asked you the question that it was listed in your signature... my bad

after listening to me drone on and on about how great dcl is, my dad wants to do a cruise on one of the celebrity ships, but probably through melb/hobart/nz etc.

he's a little cheezed off that the price doesn't include any drinks though, and he would have to pay for a juice/wine/spirits/soda inclusive package that would essentially double the price of the cruise... i think he was hoping that an all inclusive price would be all inclusive including tea/coffee/juice/water etc..

i think he's oossibly considering coming with us to the states in 2014 and just sailing DCL cause at least their rates are inclusive of food & drinks (non alchoholic anyway) and he and my mum aren't big drinkers...
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #8
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karen your cruise sounds awesome... just realised after i asked you the question that it was listed in your signature... my bad

after listening to me drone on and on about how great dcl is, my dad wants to do a cruise on one of the celebrity ships, but probably through melb/hobart/nz etc.

he's a little cheezed off that the price doesn't include any drinks though, and he would have to pay for a juice/wine/spirits/soda inclusive package that would essentially double the price of the cruise... i think he was hoping that an all inclusive price would be all inclusive including tea/coffee/juice/water etc..

i think he's oossibly considering coming with us to the states in 2014 and just sailing DCL cause at least their rates are inclusive of food & drinks (non alchoholic anyway) and he and my mum aren't big drinkers...
The booze package is quite expensive, but i worked out if i had per day
2 cocktails by the pool
2 wines with dinner
1 specialty coffee in the arvo
soft drinks during the day

then the package is worth it for us.......
and I do tend to have more than 2 cocktails if by the pool all day on a sea day....

still a big chunk of $$$.....but hey, I've had a $2200 bar bill on my first 7 night DCL cruise, so am no stranger to expensive drinks packages and I didnt drink THAT much!

I'm just looking forward to leaving home at 1pm, and boarding the boat at 1.30pm...no flights, no drama.....

and celebrity have such a great reputation.....
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:58 AM   #9
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I can join this thread, in the very early stages of planning first WDW holiday with the family, with NY and NOR side trip. At this stage WDW booked for september 17th 2013, check in at PORFQ for 14 nights, But with a year out many changes may be made.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:16 AM   #10
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We're in Vegas the first week of Oct 2013, so I'm sure DW or DL will be added before or after or one before and one after........ Since the WWoHP expansion isn't finished until 2014, maybe I should just keep it West Coast this time. My planning is usually fairly relaxed, decision usually only gets made when the flights have to be booked.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:01 AM   #11
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i am sure it's probably way too early to be even thinking of this, but we want to try and get into MNSSHP while we're at WDW next year.

since finding out that adults can dress up, i have been scouring websites looking at adult costumes, but i'm not sure i want to fork over the $50-$200 most places want for an outfit that i'll wear once, maybe twice in my lifetime...

any thoughts on dressing up/not dressing up? i am mindful that it will be september in florida, so there is that lovely heat & humidity to consider
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #12
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I'm goin too at the start of oct for my "official" honeymoon, I can't wait!!!

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:51 AM   #13
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Hey thats great about your honeymoon.. Cant wait to hear more about it.. Will add you in when i have full access to the dis as i am on my phone app at the moment
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Sign me up on this one. The only firm date is Oct 2 - 8 for WDW. The rest is all still up in the air. We are likely to be in Anaheim in late September.

And ever the eager beaver....Anyone Game?

If so, hope to see you there!
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Pio .. Added your dates so far too bad we will be in anaheim at the beginning of sept .. Would love to do a dismeet of some kind ..
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