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Old 08-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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1st timer + 2nd timer= 3 times the fun!(corny i know lol) May 2013 PTR

Hi everyone! I know it's a bit early, but I decided to get started on a PTR because im just that excited to go to Disney! Plus it'd give me something to do on my free time Anyways, this is my 2nd PTR. My last one was in 2010 on my first trip to Disney with my family! They didnt really like Disney unfortunately This time my bf and I are going together and we will be there May 14-18. This will be my 2nd time and this will be his 1st! We're already counting the days and we're so excited!

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Me(Bree)!
Favorite Disney animated movie: Beauty and The Beast
Favorite Pixar Movie: Up
Favorite Disney Character: Donald


My name is Brittney(Bree for short n: )! I'm 23 years old and i'm a senior communications/history major at Augusta State University. I will be the first to say that I am a total geek! lol I like to read, watch anime, play video games, and i'm a bit of a computer nerd Not ashamed of it though lol. I am a huge fan of Disney and I always have been. My favorite Disney princess is Belle because I can relate so much to her. She reminds me of myself in a way!


Shawn
Favorite Disney animated movie: Aladdin
Favorite Pixar Movie: The Incredibles
Favorite Disney character: Goofy

This is my lovely bf Shawn(known lovingly to me as Shawnie <3 ). He's a Psychology major at ASU. We have been dating almost a year now, but we've been friends for a bit longer. If there was ever a match for me, it's most definitely Shawnie. He's the most supportive and kindest guy that i've had the pleasure of meeting. We are like two peas in a pod! We spend everyday together and we both pretty much love the same things(games, anime, reading, etc) but most of all, we both love Disney! He's the only guy that I know that will willingly watch movies like Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, etc. Our first valentines day together we saw BATB 3D and he LOVED it! :D We were already dating, but from that day on I knew he was the one


How this trip came to be

Shawnie and I were talking one day about random stuff when we started talking about vacations and what were our favorite ones we took. I brought up Disney and I told about our last trip and how fun it was(for me at least lol). He then said that he had never been and that he'd like to go someday. I told him we would go together one of these days! Weeks passed and we started talking more and more about it until one day he said, "ya know what? lets do it! we may as well go since we keep talking about it!" and i was like "are you serious? when would we go?" and he said next year sometime. I had no idea that it was gonna be so soon lol. I decided on the week after he graduated and he agreed wholeheartedly. As soon as he said that, the planner in me just jumped out like a wildcat! We've been saving up and things are looking good so far! We've been researching the parks together since Shawnie had never been and from what we saw, he's already pumped up! We'll be staying off Disney property(it's cheaper lol but maybe someday we will stay on property) and driving to the parks ourselves. We're visiting 2 parks, Magic Kingdom(my pick) and DHS(Shawnie's pick) Ever since we brought this trip up, i've been thinking about it constantly and how awesome it's going to be! Especially since Shawnie's never been before. As a surprise grad gift for him, i'm hoping to get reservations for the Wishes Dessert Party. Hoping is the keyword lol. It'd be a great way to start the trip! Anyways, i've rambled enough lol. I'll be posting itineraries soon! Although they may change within these months lol. I'm always changing my mind about something Thanks for reading guys!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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I just noticed the pics didnt show you'll have to right click and open them in a new tab sorry about that guys!

*EDIT: Never mind! I finally got them to show! yay!
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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Itineraries!

Here is what we plan on doing that week! I love planning for things ahead of time, especially trips lol. My family calls me the "planner nut" lol

Day 1: Arrival

I plan on waking up at about 5 a.m. so that I can get some last minute stuff done(and also because when i get excited about certain things that are going to happen, I always wake up early or not sleep at all lmbo). At about 6, i'm going to go to Shawnie’s house so that i can leave my car there while we're away. We're going to take a rental car. We plan on leaving Augusta between 7 and 7:15 a.m. and we'll stop at a McDonalds or a Burger King for a quick breakfast before we leave. We should arrive in Kissimmee at around 3 p.m. and we'll check into our hotel(still havent quite decided where we're staying yet, but we're on a budget so it'll be on the inexpensive side). Afterwards, we'll go grocery shopping for a few food and drink items for the cooler and our packed lunches for park days. After settling in a bit, we'll go out somewhere and have some fun for a few hours! Maybe Old Town or Fun Spot or something. Then we're gonna head back to the hotel for bed because the next day is MK day!

Day 2: Magic Kingdom!

We plan to wake up at around 6:30 a.m. and have breakfast in our room. We're gonna leave for Magic kingdom at around 7:30 a.m. to make it in time for the opening ceremony! I've always wanted to see that in person. I was thinking about using the touring plan from touringplans.com, but im not sure yet lol. Either way, we're gonna have fun! I'm going to pack lunches for us to bring so we'll have sandwiches, fruit, carrot sticks, etc. and we plan on having dinner at Cosmic Ray's. If I can get a reservation, I want to surprise Shawnie with the Wishes Dessert Party. If there's anything we both love it's food. Especially desserts lol. If not, then we'll just view Wishes from main street and we can eat some ice cream or something lol. But I definitely want to strive to get those reservations

Day 3: Easy day

This morning we'll sleep in and eat breakfast out at an IHOP or Waffle House or any place that serves breakfast all day. We'll probably go out and maybe do a little sightseeing or mini golf or something lol. We might take a visit to Downtown Disney. I've never been so it could be something new

Day 4: DHS!

Like MK morning, we'll wake up kind of early and eat breakfast in our room. By about 7:30 a.m. we'll leave for DHS! We're definitely going to get there early for TSM. I wanted to ride it the last time I visited, but the wait was far too long and we didn't have much time to spend in the park. This time we WILL ride it Then the rest of the day will be dedicated to more fun lol. Once again, we will have a sack lunch and I'm making reservations for the 50s Primetime Cafe(Shawnie's request) for dinner. We're gonna get to Fantasmic a bit early so we can find a seat. I'm going to be sad after Fantasmic is over because we have to leave the next morning

Day 5: Departure Day

Today will be a sad day We have to go home! We'll wake up at around 9 and pack the car with our belongings Then we'll check out of our hotel and probably have breakfast at a waffle house or something. After that we'll take the drive home.

And those are the plans for now! Somethings could change between now and then, but that's mostly what were gonna do Just writing this itinerary just made me even more excited May cant get here soon enough!
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hey guys! Sorry I havent had an update in a bit! Being a comms/history major is a lot of work in itself -_- papers, tests, lots of reading, and learning another language! . It's only the 2nd week of school and I already have 2 papers and an oral presentation due within the next 3 weeks, so i'm in for a haul these next 15 weeks of the semester.....BUT I know that as the weeks go on, it'll get closer and closer till its time to see the mouse so that's something to look forward to! Today, I took a little break from homework and decided to mess around with PhotoStudio . The results? A tip envelope and dining reservation card lol I've also been reading into different restaurants for breakfast. I'm thinking about making a breakfast reservations for Grand Floridian Cafe one morning. From the menu it looks like they have good food Anyways, here's the tip envelope & reservation card



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I've been getting started with Disney prep stuff and it's been pretty fun so far! Lots of Disney research= lol. I made a few things to get ourselves organized like a planning book, more tip envelopes, etc. I know it's a bit early, but better early than way too late lol I ordered personalized maps from the Disney website so those should be arriving in a few weeks to complete my planning folder!

Here's what it looks like so far lol. The tip envelopes and reservation cards will go in one pocket, and the maps in the other!


These are the reservation cards, tip envelopes, and envelope sealing stickers! I made the tip envelopes out of scrapbook paper from Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I thought it'd be cute to have Mickey paper for the on-site restaurants and colored paper for off-site. I'll just use the envelopes I made on PhotoShop as a just in case lol.


This is my planning book! It was pretty fun to make and doing the research was awesome too. I didnt take a pic of every page, but here's most of it!




























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w00t! So i've got good news and bad news. The good news is, my personalized maps came in the mail! Bad news? One of the maps was an Animal Kingdom map, but we're not visiting that park...so I got an MK and an AK map, but no DHS ....well, perhaps i can save it for another time. It's too pretty to go to waste!

EDIT: I guess i spoke too soon....I flipped the maps over and I saw DHS on the other side of the AK and Epcot on the back of MK lol...... me and my silly mind..
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We will be there at the same time! Wow you are really quite the planner
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We will be there at the same time! Wow you are really quite the planner
Thats so cool! I hope you all have lots of fun!

and yeah lol! My mom and dad think im going nuts by doing all this stuff but i think its quite fun! Thankfully my bf thinks its fun too
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