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Old 10-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #31
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I'm here and can't wait to hear all the details including Parker's reaction once he knew it was a DISNEY vacation!
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #32
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Joining in. I've read your other trips reports and can't wait to hear all about this trip and AoA.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #33
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I love surprises! I can't wait to read about your son and wife's reaction!
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #34
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Wow Dan, great surprise!!!

I can’t believe how fast Noelle is growing and how big Parker is getting! Good call saying Candi is a ‘young’ 31. Baby time is over; it is ‘try and keep up’ time for you two!

What a Romeo Parker is, schmoozing with the big girls at his preschool.

What a score getting AoA with free dining! Looks like some good ADRs there and interesting angle on not upgrading your DP because of tip prices for the extra sit-downs.

Can’t wait to hear how things came together and how you dealt with holding on to all of those secrets! We’re going the first week of December and our girls don’t have a clue …but it is hard not to blurt it out to them, especially when they’re having a bad day.


In relation to that – shameless plug of my PTR link in my siggy for anyone who has ideas for my clan’s first Christmastime trip to ‘the World’
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #35
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Can't wait to hear about how everything goes! The kids are getting so big. I can't wait to take my little guy soon.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #36
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I'll be reading along too! I haven't been on the DIS boards for several weeks. My husband had a heart attack in September so I've been somewhat distracted to say the least. After triple by-pass, he's doing well. Your trip report is a nice surprise to find when coming back after a being away for awhile. Bring it on!
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #37
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Of course the big girls like Parker, he's adorable! I'm sure he said it very matter of fact too. My four year old nephew is extremely nonchalant about his ability to draw the big girls.

I am a horrible secret keeper, I would never be able to pull that off. I am the person that like one hour in has to tell someone what I've planned.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #38
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Great thing is my sons name is Parker...big flirt and huge blue eyes!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #39
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Can't wait to read about the kids' reaction to their surprise trip and your wife's reaction to the change of resorts! I love surprises
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Hey Dan!

Great start!

I have been gone from the boards quite a bit lately and have not yet read any Art of Animation reports so I am definitely looking forward to it.
GB nice to have you on board...i havent seen to many of them yet either so i hope people get some good info and enjoy the pictures that we have of the resort...pretty soon we will get to the resort, not having a PRETR has me playing a little catch up before we get there.

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Hi Dan! I'm here! I'm going back to get caught up. I love surprise trips.


Up to speed now! Parker has grown so much, but he's still a cutie. I know why the big girls miss him. Noelle is so precious. She makes the perfect pixie.
thanks for joining in...he is definitly the one liner right now in the family some of the things he says crack me up.



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Hee hee, I knew about the trip!!

Thank you for the heads-up on the TR, Dan!

Can't wait to read all about this one!!
yep you were one of the privy few who knew about the trip.

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Look at the carpet in the picture with Noelle in the back of her stroller, that will tell you.

That, and Dan telling us where they are staying in the TR, now.
and the detective to boot.

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I'm HERE!!!!

and so excited to read another one of your fabulous TRs!!

and for a surprise trip too!

I just cant hold a secret like that in for that long..

you are THE man Dan!!
it was very hard to keep the secret in on more than one occasion i almost caved, but held strong.

glad to have you on board for another report.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #42
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I'm here and can't wait to hear all the details including Parker's reaction once he knew it was a DISNEY vacation!


the surprise info should be along shortly, glad to have you along with us.

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Joining in. I've read your other trips reports and can't wait to hear all about this trip and AoA.
thanks for reading along.

the resort was really cool we enjoyed it.

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I love surprises! I can't wait to read about your son and wife's reaction!
thanks for joining in.

the suprise updates will be along in the next few chapters.

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Wow Dan, great surprise!!!

I can’t believe how fast Noelle is growing and how big Parker is getting! Good call saying Candi is a ‘young’ 31. Baby time is over; it is ‘try and keep up’ time for you two!

What a Romeo Parker is, schmoozing with the big girls at his preschool.
mustard, nice to see you here. it seems like the first year has flown by, but also like it has taken a long time, which i guess is a good thing, we sure have done alot with them this last year.

he has always been that way, going after the older ladies, must take after me.
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What a score getting AoA with free dining! Looks like some good ADRs there and interesting angle on not upgrading your DP because of tip prices for the extra sit-downs.
well i think the difference was like 350 for the length of the trip, minus what we paid OOP for the few table meals, it was closer to about 50 dollar difference, which sounds like a no brainer, and i almost pulled the trigger and did it.

but then i thought about the extra 9 sit down meals (if you take out the 3 we were doing no matter what) that it would add, and figured roughly 20-25 bucks in tips, and well that threw me off the upgrade for this trip. plus we were excited to try some different CS meal locations this trip we never had a chance to visit yet.


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Can’t wait to hear how things came together and how you dealt with holding on to all of those secrets! We’re going the first week of December and our girls don’t have a clue …but it is hard not to blurt it out to them, especially when they’re having a bad day.


In relation to that – shameless plug of my PTR link in my siggy for anyone who has ideas for my clan’s first Christmastime trip to ‘the World’
I ran into the same thing the last 6 months about the resort for candi, when she was having a bad day i wanted so bad to tell her, but knew the surprise would be worth it.

we loved going in december, you will have a blast then, we found the crowds lighter then than in the fall when we go.

i will check out the PreTR thanks for the heads up.



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Can't wait to hear about how everything goes! The kids are getting so big. I can't wait to take my little guy soon.
thanks for reading.

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Of course the big girls like Parker, he's adorable! I'm sure he said it very matter of fact too. My four year old nephew is extremely nonchalant about his ability to draw the big girls.

I am a horrible secret keeper, I would never be able to pull that off. I am the person that like one hour in has to tell someone what I've planned.


he sure does, like it is no big deal. and it is expected that they miss him.

it was hard, but im very glad we pulled it off.

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Great thing is my sons name is Parker...big flirt and huge blue eyes!!


must run in the name, when he was 8 months and we took him, the first day he was sitting on my wifes lap on the bus, and he put his hand on the thigh of one of the cheerleaders on the bus for the competition they were having in disney, and started to rub her leg.


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Subbing in! I'd love to stay in the LM section of AoA so I can't wait to read about it!
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Subbing in! I'd love to stay in the LM section of AoA so I can't wait to read about it!

it was very cool, the walk (which alot of people complain looks too far from everything) wasnt bad at all.

there is a shortcut to the buses, and so much to walk past on the way to the main building we didnt find it an issue at all.

hope to get to some resort pics within this week still.
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