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Old 01-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Sit back, because this PTR is going to be legen... Wait for it… dary! UPDATED 7/4/13

Sit back, because this PTR is going to be legen... Wait for it.. dary!

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HELLO everyone! This is my first ever PTR and I am very excited to do one. I have read so many wonderful PRT and TR that I wanted to start doing them. So lets get started.

This trip has been in the making for 8 years. Why 8 years you asks, well that is how long it took for the little man that this trip is meant for to come along. Now I just love the whole princess thing so having a boy I now have to start to like all that boy stuff like Legos and Star Wars and pirates. I do have to say that Sharkey and Bones can really get me dancing though. Well with all that said I think that I should now introduce the cast of this PTR.


Drum roll please...



First off is my DH, MICAH. He is 40 years old and a wonderful Husband and more importantly an outstanding Dad. He works really hard for our family so that I can be a stay at home Mom. Micah went only once to the MK and DHS before he meet me, and since we have been together and married we have gone 4 times including part of our Honeymoon. He thinks that I am Disney crazy (I am) but I dont think he would have it any other way. Micah loves Golf, and Fantasy Football and of course the Green Bay Packers. (I am a Tennessee Titans fan, so that makes that match up fun in our house)



Favorite Disney Food: Mickey Bar, Turkey Leg
Favorite Disney Restaurant: Ohana (dinner) and Cape May (dinner)
Favorite Disney Movie: Toy Story
Favorite Disney Song: When you wish upon a star
Favorite Disney Ride: Splash Mountain
Favorite Disney Character: The Green Army Men (He thinks they say funny things)


Okay next up is me. My name is Jill and I am 34 years old and I live and breathe Disney. I am on this site all day every day. I just cant get enough. I am a stay at home mom who loves cooking, baking, shopping, fantasy football and playing with my son. I love to make fun and cute Disney itineraries for all our Disney trips. Again my DH thinks that I am crazy, but he does say that they come in handy at times. I have been to Disney at least 15 times in my life. This to me is not enough and I know that now that we have DS, we will be going a lot more. I am always trying to get Micah to get a job transfer to Florida so that we can go whenever we want, but so far he is not moving



Favorite Disney Food: Dole Whip
Favorite Disney Restaurant: Ohana (dinner) and Chef Mickeys (breakfast)
Favorite Disney Movie: Little Mermaid and the Fox and the Hound
Favorite Disney Song: Part of Your World, and the Headless Horseman
Favorite Disney Ride: Splash Mountain, Mr. Toads Wild Ride and Teacups
Favorite Disney Character: Ariel (duh) and the Green Aliens from Toy Story

And now the star of the PTR, MASON!!!!!! Mason is 20 months and the love of my life. He is so outstanding in every way. I know that I said that I was hoping for a girl, but I could not have been happier with this little boy. I guess God knows better than you do. He loves to dance. We have dance parties together all the time during the day. He is just going to love all the music at Disney.




Favorite Disney Food: We will have to wait and see
Favorite Disney Restaurant: We will have to wait and see
Favorite Disney Movie: We have not really watched any yet
Favorite Disney Song: At this time I think it would have to be anything by Sharkey and Bones
Favorite Disney Ride: We will have to wait and see
Favorite Disney Character: Mickey Mouse (of course) and any from Jake and the Neverland Pirates


WE ARE ALSO HOPING THAT GRANDMA WILL BE COMING WITH US TOO!


I WILL UPDATE MORE ON HER WHEN WE KNOW IF SHE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT.



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Old 01-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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BIG Thank you!!!

I wanna give a HUGE Thank you to marDgreen88. Ms. Marissa really helped me get started with my first PTR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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I am jumping in...Mason is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!
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I'm here for the ride too! Mason is adorable...you are going to have SO much fun seeing Disney through his eyes!!

When are you going? I'm planning to go in August (PTR in sig line). Looks from your ticker it's around the same time.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Hey, I'm here! I finally found it. (I had to look back at our PMs to find it haha!)

AHHH you have such a cute family! Mason is just adorable! I hope his first trip is everything you hope it will be and more!

Oh my goodness, you're so welcome! You really didn't have to say that! Thank you! I'm glad I could help!
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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I am jumping in...Mason is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!


Glad you are joining. In fact just a few days ago I started to read your TR too! Thank you about Mason. He is a little Ham and loves to get his picture taken.




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I'm here for the ride too! Mason is adorable...you are going to have SO much fun seeing Disney through his eyes!!

When are you going? I'm planning to go in August (PTR in sig line). Looks from your ticker it's around the same time.


I can't wait to see his face when he steps into the Magic Kingdom for the first time. I have been Disney brain washing him since I found out I was prego.


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Hey, I'm here! I finally found it. (I had to look back at our PMs to find it haha!)

AHHH you have such a cute family! Mason is just adorable! I hope his first trip is everything you hope it will be and more!

Oh my goodness, you're so welcome! You really didn't have to say that! Thank you! I'm glad I could help!
Yeah!!! Glad you found me. I am so thankful for your help. I had to let everyone know. Thank you for saying that Mason is adorable. Funny thing is that he knows it too! Mason has alot of pressure on him to make sure that this trip is everything I hope it will be Will he live up to it??? We will have to see. I really love your TR. They are so funny. I hope mine can be half as good.
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Details

Now that you have met the gang, we can start will all the details.

DATE: My favorite times to go to Disney are: End of October, the first part of November, and the first week or so of December. In 2010 we went while I was 10 weeks pregnant and we did the last MNSSHP and 1st MVMCP in the same trip. That was great!!! I know that someday we will do that again with Mason. For this trip we decided that end of October start of November would be perfect for us. I would love to go to MNSSHP, but not sure if Mason will be up to it. Have to wait and see. We also did not rule out the first week of December. Now all I needed to do was wait for a Room Only Discount Code for somewhere around that time frame. We also decided that 6 nights would be a perfect amount for this family trip.


LOCATION: I have been on this site for a long time and have read so many ins and outs of Disney I can’t even tell you. Everyone has such outstanding information on here. So with that being said I know that the choice of resorts would be easy. We would be picking a Monorail Resort for sure. Now which one you ask? Well that was still up in the air. We have the choice of three.


Grand Floridian:



I knew that the Grand Floridian was not something that we would want this trip, so that one is out.

Now we are left with two.


Contemporary Resort:




I do love the Contemporary Resort. I love the modern look of the rooms and I love the iconic building itself. I also am a big fan of watching the fireworks from the California grill with a nice glass of wine in hand. Other pluses for me would be Chef Mickeys for Breakfast and the Contempo Café for a snack or quick meal. I like being able to walk to the Magic Kingdom if we wanted. I do enjoy the monorail going through the building. The pool to me is okay, nothing really special.



Polynesian Resort:





Staying at the Polynesian to me, would be like having two vacations in one. It looks so quiet, pretty and peaceful. Micah and I have always said that we will stay here sometime. We just love it. A few things that I know I would love would be Dole Whips whenever I would want them. A Lupa Lupa on the beach watching Wishes would be outstanding. After I eat too much at Ohana it would be a short walk to our room for a nap. We can walk to TTC and get to Epcot really easy. The pool seems a little better here for Mason. I do worry that rooms are pretty dark. But again we would be going right after the big remodel, so that is really nice. The Contemporary would be on the cheaper end if we would get the GW SV, so that is another plus. And at this time I do not have any discount codes yet to use. Hum what to choice what to choice.


Well it is down to a Standard Garden View room at the Poly or Garden Wing Standard View at the Contemporary. And the winner is……..





Polynesian



We talked about what would be good for us and we came up with the……..POLYNESIAN!!! We could not be happier with our choice.

HOW WE ARE GETTING THERE: Well at first DH and I thought we would love to drive. DH would take 2 weeks and we could go other places on the way back. It would be about 21 hours for us to get to Disney. I am a little worried that Mason would hate this idea. He is a great car rider, but I think even the best kids might not like this. We would split it up and stay over 2 nights and hopefully get to Disney around 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd day. We would have to rent a car since we don’t want to put the wear and tear on ours. We had a lot of pros and cons on driving, but in the end we decided to fly. I am worried since Mason has yet to take a plane anywhere. I never want to be that parent with a screaming kid on a 2.5 hour flight. I will say that Mason is very well behaved and has yet to every have any melt down in public or really at home for that matter. But I am still worried with the pressure how that would affect him and being stuck in a sit for 2.5 hours. IF ANYONE WANTS TO GIVE ME SOME POINTERS ON FLYING WITH A 2 YEAR OLD IT WOULD BE APRECAITED GREATLY! We are hoping to get a good deal on a non-stop flight on Southwest. I hate paying for my bags.




Well we have the location and how we are going to get there locked and loaded. We also have the range of dates that we would like to go. So now it is time to change this around. LOL, as you all can see from my ticker, we might be going a little earlier than planned. And we might have changed rooms or location too!


Stay tuned for the next update!
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WooHoo for making your decisions!! We will be at the Poly this trip too

As for flying, don't worry too much. I have flown with all three kids at varying ages of babyhood and a few times with more than one in a car seat. The key is to be prepared. First of all, I highly suggest him having his own seat and bringing his car seat on board. He will sit in it and assume he can't get up, just as he does in the car (and 2.5 hours would be nothing compared to having him sit the whole time you drive).

Then make sure you bring books, toys, an ipad if you let him use something like that, etc. to keep him entertained. Snacks and drinks as well. As for the pressure, there isn't too much you can do. If he takes a pacifier, this is the time to use it in public even if you have an issue with that! I'm going to assume he's off a bottle, but a sippy cup will work. Just make sure he's thirsty. The pressure bothers them on take off and landing but should be fine once you are up. A lot of kids just fall asleep since they feel like they are in the car.

If he's sniffly or has a cold, definitely have his ears checked for fluid before you leave, and ask your ped. if you can give him anything.

I'm sure he will be great!
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The Polynesian will be wonderful! I didn't realize they were doing room refurbs. Cool!
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WooHoo for making your decisions!! We will be at the Poly this trip too

As for flying, don't worry too much. I have flown with all three kids at varying ages of babyhood and a few times with more than one in a car seat. The key is to be prepared. First of all, I highly suggest him having his own seat and bringing his car seat on board. He will sit in it and assume he can't get up, just as he does in the car (and 2.5 hours would be nothing compared to having him sit the whole time you drive).

Then make sure you bring books, toys, an ipad if you let him use something like that, etc. to keep him entertained. Snacks and drinks as well. As for the pressure, there isn't too much you can do. If he takes a pacifier, this is the time to use it in public even if you have an issue with that! I'm going to assume he's off a bottle, but a sippy cup will work. Just make sure he's thirsty. The pressure bothers them on take off and landing but should be fine once you are up. A lot of kids just fall asleep since they feel like they are in the car.

If he's sniffly or has a cold, definitely have his ears checked for fluid before you leave, and ask your ped. if you can give him anything.

I'm sure he will be great!
Thank you for all the great info. I already have started a bag full of stuff for the plane for him. I think that we are going to take his carseat. I know it will be a pain for us, but it will be better for him.

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Glad you are joining. In fact just a few days ago I started to read your TR too! Thank you about Mason. He is a little Ham and loves to get his picture taken.
Mason is an adorable subject and when you look like that it is a great idea to be a ham. Thanks for following along with us as well. I am EXCITED you get to stay at the Polynesian, I really hope some day to stay there, it will be mighty convenient! Plus you get NEW ROOMS to enjoy!
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