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Old 10-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #121
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well done on ADR!!

I know how you feel...scarily close! I've resisted re-jigging, well other than fitting in seeing The Script at Hard Rock Live

Roll on next Friday when I've finished work !!!

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #122
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Roll on next Friday when I've finished work !!!

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Same here - 1 more week at work.

Did our online check in today for OKW as we are 10 days out - only took a few mins. Asked for turtle pond rd.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:32 AM   #123
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Same here - 1 more week at work.

Did our online check in today for OKW as we are 10 days out - only took a few mins. Asked for turtle pond rd.
I have asked for that area on my reservation too! I wil attempt online check-in in 6 days.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #124
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Right - a quick update:

I've managed to get an ADR at 'Ohana on Halloween! Very pleased.
My flight tickets arrived. I've reserved seats.
I've photocopied the passports.
I've ordered facepaints for Halloween costumes, bought a bargain black rose (£1 from Asda) for my Corpse Bride DD, got DH swim shorts and trainers, bought middle DD a fleece, bought eldest DD swimsuits.
Just bits and pieces to do now.
It feels scarily close now.
Yay for your ressie at 'Ohana.

I can't wait to see your halloween costumes

Hope you get the area you asked for too x
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #125
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Yay for your ressie at 'Ohana.

I can't wait to see your halloween costumes

Hope you get the area you asked for too x
Thank you.

I have pretty much finished packing now. Just a couple of things to get.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #126
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Yay, great news about the ADR at 'Ohana!! Only 2 weeks left to go! Ooh how exciting!!!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #127
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Yay, great news about the ADR at 'Ohana!! Only 2 weeks left to go! Ooh how exciting!!!!!
I know, just praying that nothing goes wrong. Soooo nervous!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #128
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Not long now until SDD I'm sure everything will be fine
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #129
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Thanks!

This time next week we will be on our way to Manchester to stay at The Premier Inn.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:37 AM   #130
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Well, it's been a loooooonnnnnng countdown but we are almost, finally there. Will be leaving to go to the Premier Inn at Manchester airport in a few hours. I plan on doing a trip report when I return.

I hope it's just like we dreamed it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #131
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Well, it's been a loooooonnnnnng countdown but we are almost, finally there. Will be leaving to go to the Premier Inn at Manchester airport in a few hours. I plan on doing a trip report when I return.

I hope it's just like we dreamed it.
Yay! It's here! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I can't wait to hear all it about it when you return
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #132
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Yay! It's here! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I can't wait to hear all it about it when you return
Thank you x

This is the song I have been thinking of since I booked the trip. My song to my girls.

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:02 AM   #133
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Have a beautiful trip and can't wait to read all about it when you get back :-) now go enjoy WDW!!! X
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:52 AM   #134
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You also need to take some pics or a video of when you surprise the girls.....have a really good time.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #135
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Well, here it is at long last! My first WDW pre-trip report. I thought I would start writing it when I got to 9 months to go, as this is a time-frame I can get my head around

The Cast:
Me - Juliette, 41 year old mother of 3, part-time teacher and Disney fanatic.
DH - Kev, 42 likes Disney but doesn't love Disney iykwim.
DD - Olivia, 12
DD - Jessica, 8 (nearly)
DD - Emilia, 4

My 3 Princesses at DLP, The Disneyland Hotel 2009:


How it all started...

I wanted to take each of my children to Disneyland when they were 4 or 5 years of age. We went to DLP in 2005 and then again in 2009. When were were ready to leave, my eldest started crying, saying she didn't want to go home. I promised her then that I would take her to Disney again and started making plans for the next visit when Emilia would be 5 - 2012.

I started saving and plotting and researching...and decided that we would go to WDW instead of DLP!

The 'Trip' so far...


Booked:
29th Oct - 12th Nov
Flights with Virgin from Manchester
OKW, I bed villa
14 day Ultimates
Free DDP
Total Price £5750

Still to organise:
ADR's (Cinder's Mum booking these)
MNSSHP (booked for Friday 2nd November £303)
MVMCP (booked for Friday 9th November $303)
BBB (Booked 'middle' package for two youngest on 7th Nov at 9.50am at MK £68)
Touring Plans (subscribed cost £6)
Photopass (Now done £62, then cancelled, refund processed and now prepaid for photopass and photobook $149.99 )
Haunted Carriage Ride
New suitcases (friend has said I can borrow hers)
Manchester Hotel, possibly Premier Inn (Booked 2 rooms at the Premier in Ft for £64)
ESTA's (done on 13th Aug, $14 per person)
Passports for Olivia and Jessica (posted on 20/07/12, cost £98)
Insurance (Nationwide cover £120)
Garden Grocer order (no longer doing this)
Get Nationwide credit card for 0% commission/charges (done)
Book Magical Express
Car Hire (£200)

We have been saving £2 coins since the Summer of 2009, so hopefully that will take care of 'spends'. (COUNTED AND VERIFIED ON 27/05, TOTAL £1280)

I really can't wait to go, it will be the trip of a lifetime for us. I have to also say a big THANK YOU to the Dis members who have answered all of my silly questions - you know who you are.

And the best of it?


The kids have NO IDEA we are going.

Anyway, that's it for now. I will update as I get things sorted.
Thank you for reading. xxx

Juliette



Just a quick update:
The total cost was just under £7500
This included: flights, accommodation, free ddp, tickets, MNSSHP, MVMCP, BBB, Premier Inn, insurance, car hire, photopass and photobook, ESTA's, passports, all tips, spending money.
how useful and esp from another family of 5 !!
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