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Old 12-14-2012, 12:05 PM   #16
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Haha I can totally remove it again when I post my update later
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #17
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #18
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So where we plan to stay- this is what is giving me the title of this thread. My mom and aunt are ridiculous. So my mom, despite the fact that we are from Massachusetts, have gone to Cape Cod every summer from when I was born til 14 and again from when I was 22- on, dreams of staying at the Beach Club.

I on the other hand, would like to stay somewhere Id never been, which is how we ended up at the Animal Kingdom Lodge last year, as Id never been to Africa. So my moms trip, her resort.
However, she thought the Beach Club might be too expensive, so we thought well hm. We want to stay deluxe, but lets do it cheap. But not AKL again, and I want to be near a park. Ok. So&. Wilderness lodge it is! My mom was super excited that they had boats that went to the Magic Kingdom, and was happy with the theming, but was still sad she couldnt stay at her Beach Club.
My moms twin, my aunt, who I will now lovingly refer to as 2nd mom, was asking about the trip when I went up to visit her last weekend. She all along has been saying I dont care about the resort, I just wanna go somewhere cheap. Its not like well be spending much time there anyways. Her other question was is there kitchen-y type stuff so we dont have to eat as much at the parks, other than at Food and Wine?

So with that in mind, I showed them The Fort Wilderness cabins. Well my Aunt saw the theme of what the Cabins and the Hotel were, and vetoed it, with the explanation that it looked too much like her house in Maine& oh well. Ill try showing them the new AoA suites if they want cheap with a little kitchen area!! Im thinking thisll be a hit. So before I could even load the rest of the pictures, my 2nd mom sees the outside of the Cars buildings.

2nd mom: is that MARS?
my mom :that is so TACKY who would stay at something so overly themed?!
me: your daughter who is staying at All Star Movies in February?

So THAT got vetoed out very quickly&. Meanwhile I want to bang my head against a desk.
So heres the part that gives you our lovely title of the PTR, the one Im sure will carry over for the whole trip. But first, some background.
2nd mom and my other aunt (henceforth just known as aunt) dont have children of their own. Just me, their only niece and my moms only child. How is this related? Well, they travel, a lot, big fancy trips around the world. So I guess theyre used to spending tons of money on hotels, museums, food, etc.

So my mom suggests staying at the Beach Club again, and asks me to price it out with tickets, for 4 nights. Ooook. So I do. I get a quote upwards of about $3.1k. Show it to 2nd mom and real mom. 2nd mom goes oh wow! Thats cheap! I dont know what she was expecting, but I know I wasnt expecting her response!

So I guess now were staying at either the Beach Club, or the Boardwalk, because mom talked to one of her coworkers who loves the Boardwalk, and now shes thinking she wants to stay there. So Im guessing that this trip will keep me on my toes and will keep changing. I went it Oct. of 2011, (where the picture of me came from) and my mother, ever on the search to get the best deal, booked us first at the JW Marriott in Orlando, then realized that wed have to rent a car, and be off site, and is the lazy river really worth it? Then we moved to Shades of Green, which was a great deal, but still didnt have all the Disney touches she was expecting, plus we would still have to rent a car (dunno why, but apparently it was necessary for staying here in their minds). I also was whining this whole time about how I really loved animals and wouldnt it be great if we could stay at AKL. Well finally the parental units discussed, and decided that since it was their anniversary over the trip, why not treat themselves to a Savannah view at AKL. Woo!
The tl;dr version of that? This is why Im doing this pre trip report. My family is insane, and changes their mind a lot.
Though apparently Im guilty of this too. Right after I started writing this update, I went on hotels.com and found an open room at AoA Little Mermaid for our dates, cheaper than what we were paying for All Star Movies. So guess where I get to stay after all! Woo!

Sooooo yeah! Expect more soon, but this is as far as weve gotten right now!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:33 AM   #19
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You'll be staying in the Epcot resort area! Fantastic....either BC or BW will be great. Nice that you're staying somewhere cheap.
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ok no more Pink....

I can't read it....
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #21
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We own at Beach Club and have stayed at Boardwalk many times. You guys will love both of them, but I must tell you that Animal Kingdom Lodge is my all time favorite!
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Agreed. It looks better on my laptop. I'm gonna change it when I get home!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #23
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Can people read the blue? Or should I do it in a deeper color? Expect an update later!
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I can read the light blue; but a deeper colour would be greatly appreciated.
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awesome! Then the update will be up in like... 5 minutes!
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So another update! Since my mom’s family came down at our house for Christmas, we got to ask Aunt if she’d like to join us for our trip. She seemed excited that we wanted her to go, and especially excited that we wanted to go over her/my Birthday. However, we’re still not sure if she’ll actually come, because apparently her and her husband, were planning on going to Argentina. (see what I mean about crazy fancy vacations?)
Also, like I said earlier, when we first brought this up to 2nd mom, she said she wanted to see Epcot and Hollywood studios. Apparently, what she meant by Hollywood studios was Universal Studios because she mentioned being excited to see Harry Potter. So she wants to go there as well as Disney. She’s a super planner, so she borrowed one of my books and is now asking me a ton of questions.

While I type this, my moms now talking to the Hilton at Downtown Disney See? Didn’t I tell you this is the cycle we go in? Now can you see why I wanted you to follow me on this journey? She just makes me laugh because over and over she says “I just want to be close to a park, I just want to be able to walk, and not worry about a car”. DTD is NOT a park…. And now we’re talking about renting a car…. This is like our last trip ALL over again…. Aaaaaand now we’re booking Needless to say I’m not amused. She’s telling 2nd aunt that we can always cancel, but now she’s attracted to a 2 bedroom suite and the Hilton has them. She doesn’t want to do a DVC rental because she’s afraid that something could come up and then she’d lose out on money.

I can see where she’s coming from, but it makes me both want to laugh and want to cry when this happens. Especially after losing out on AoA and that whole fiasco, I was so EXCITED to stay at Boardwalk or beach club, and now if I make a big deal about this she’ll get mad at me, and I don’t want that. I should’ve seen it coming, but I thought she was so dead set this time on getting the hotel she didn’t want.

So now we have this. We can always cancel, but at least now we have a 2 bedroom villa and dates… just… no where NEAR a park… but whatever. I’m just kind of upset and hurt that she’d do this.
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So sorry about the changes. Where is the Hilton?

Is there anyway that you can take control of the planning/booking and get your moms to stay out of it? As long as you stay within their budget.....
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So sorry about the changes. Where is the Hilton?

Is there anyway that you can take control of the planning/booking and get your moms to stay out of it? As long as you stay within their budget.....
Its about a mile or two away from DTD, its the Doubletree. she's excited because we're hilton honors members and thinks we'll get a good deal in the future i guess, i dunno. And unfortunately theres no way for me to take control of hotels. Thats her thing. I'm in charge of parks planning, but since she's paying for me to go, i don't get a say in Hotels. even though its my birthday trip. She gets grumpy and its really not pleasant when you try to change her plans. So while I apparently have control over certain things, i'm starting to see that i'm apparently just going to be along for the ride... and that they're really not going to consult me at all. Which stinks. But this is the only way I can afford to go to disney until I get a big girl job, so i guess i'll have to suck it up haha
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