Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-13-2006, 12:54 PM   #106
tinker1bell
I'll never grow old
Could only make the Pep Squad
YIPPIE SKIPPIE!
 
tinker1bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In my wildest dreams
Posts: 6,362

congrats

I cry everytime I see the video of your family in front of Cinderella's Castle.

Just waving and being so happy and then the next thing you know, you are being surrounded by over a thousand screaming CMs and Characters.
Also to read that two CMs were there crying as well.

__________________
In loving memory of June,,09/04/06 "Keep the board going for me while I'm gone....." TERRYDevout Member of the Champagne Girls!!


tinker1bell is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 01:30 PM   #107
Tammi67
1st to out the Tag Fairy as the real celeb
I'd definitely choose the swirl
 
Tammi67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 23,318

Oh how exciting it must have been. I can't imagine!!
Tammi67 is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-13-2006, 01:42 PM   #108
HMHunters
Extra credit to anyone with a picture of one of the Gibb brothers
Can it get any better than that?!
 
HMHunters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: north of south of the border
Posts: 801

Subbing! Congrats! Thanks for sharing the magic with all of us!
__________________

WL Jan 2008 POFQ January 2007 Offsite Nov 2005 AKL Christmas 2004 POFQ Nov 2002 CR Christmas 2001 CR Christmas 1998 Offsite honeymoon May 1988
Completed WDW Full Marathon 2008 Completed WDW Half Marathon 2007
HMHunters is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 01:55 PM   #109
fynook12
Mouseketeer
 
fynook12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 173

Hi Minnierocks!! I am so excited and cannot wait to read more of your wonderful recaps!! I was curious to know how long of a time did they give you from the point of you finding out you won, to the date of the trip?? I'm just curious, did they notify you 1 month, 6 months in advance of the trip?? Anyways, keep em coming, because you have my attention!!!!
__________________
Jennifer(DW) , Ray(DH) , Sara (DD) , Benjamin (DS) , Christian (DS)

WDW Wedding....3-27-06
SEABREEZE POINT/ARIEL'S/ ILL DP UK LOWER
fynook12 is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 02:10 PM   #110
GaMsStella2
Mouseketeer
 
GaMsStella2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: near Atlanta
Posts: 181

subbing I love your report.
__________________

GaMsStella2 is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 02:30 PM   #111
minnierocks
DIS Veteran
 
minnierocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,531

[QUOTE=fynook12] I'm just curious, did they notify you 1 month, 6 months in advance of the trip??



We had about 3 weeks notice ...
minnierocks is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 02:38 PM   #112
sharonW
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: nj
Posts: 1,676

I bet that didn't matter, minnie. With a win like that
you go in a moments notice if need be!!
sharonW is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 02:52 PM   #113
bonzie1
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Yardville, NJ, U.S.A.
Posts: 3,590

Thanks so much for taking time to share your WONDERFUL MAGICAL JOURNEY with all of us.

It's a joy to be able to live this through you and your family!
__________________
July 30, 1998 We took Disney's First ever Maiden Voyage on the MAGIC!!!
January 26, 2010 Looking forward to the Maiden Voyage on the DREAM!!!
March 31, 2012 Looking towards the Maiden Voyage on the FANTASY!!!

May 2005 We Took Disney Magic's FIRST trip through the PANAMA CANAL
It's over, but the WONDERFUL lifetime MEMORIES + FRIENDSHIPS LIVE ON!

September 2006 We can now see WISHES from our own Mouse Beach back yard!
DREAMS DO COME TRUE!
bonzie1 is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 05:43 PM   #114
mboekhoff
Mouseketeer
 
mboekhoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 217

I know a million people have said this but I can't wait to read more!!!!!!

I actually signed up on DIS so I could be notified if there was a new post.

Thanks,

Missy in MN
mboekhoff is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 06:41 PM   #115
minnierocks
DIS Veteran
 
minnierocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,531

As we get off the plane, I can't help but think how crazy all this is!
Three weeks ago, I was only wishing that this would come true! Now, here we are in Orlando
On go the Minnie ears as we take the tram towards baggage claim, and begin to descend on the escalator. As we near the bottom, my DH says..."Hon, there's your name" as a gentleman is holding up a sign with my name on it. OK...that is so cool! He helps us get our luggage and we wheel it outside. Oh, it is so warm here
He asks us to wait there while he retrieves his little, yellow bus...(there were these yellow shuttle buses going all over). So we stand there chatting and DH says, "Oh my...look!" I look and here comes our guy driving a stretch limo!



Surprise!!! We've never been in a limo! The kids were so excited...and mom was too!!! He lets us know that there was some cold bottled water inside, in case we were thirsty! It was too cool The kids climbed in and we took off for our resort!

We knew that we were staying at the Grand Floridian, but nothing prepared me for how beautiful it was as we pulled into the resort. This place was just gorgeous! We pull up to the front and our Disney contact is standing there waiting to greet us. The next few minutes were a flurry...introductions were made and as others attended to our luggage, we begin to walk into the resort. Inside, we are met by a member of the staff who will show us to our room!
As we make our way to the elevator...surprise! We will be staying on the concierge level! Of course, my kids have no idea what that means
We walk into our room and it was absolutely beautiful! For us, this is a dream come true...this is somewhere we would never get to stay!

They mention that they thought we might be a little hungry, so they had set a little something out for us to eat, while we go over some details for the week. I couldn't help but think of how thoughtful that was !
DS was thrilled...because, as usual, he was starving!!! He dug into the food and drinks, along with DD. It was quite a "little something"

So while, the kids stuffed themselves with yummy food, she gave us a quick rundown of some places that we needed to be during the week. Really, we didn't need to know a whole lot-we had just been introduced to Joey, our VIP tour guide for the week. He had an itinerary and he would make sure that all would be taken care of!

Now that all the necessaries were taken care of...it was off to Epcot!!!

Last edited by minnierocks; 10-15-2006 at 02:48 PM.
minnierocks is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 06:46 PM   #116
Cass
www.casshew.com
 
Cass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pit bull free Ontario :-)
Posts: 6,820

Thank goodness you are back and telling us more!!

Wow a limo and the GF
Cass is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 06:49 PM   #117
kaitlin-n-mom
Mouseketeer
 
kaitlin-n-mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Ohio
Posts: 438

Great trip report, can't wait to hear it all!!
__________________
November 12-18th @ Pop Century

DD17 Me
November 1996 - Offsite, November 1997 - Offsite, December 2000 - Offsite, February 2004 - All Star Music (School Band Trip), November 2005 - Offsite, January 2007 - Saratoga Springs, November 2008 - Pop

[/url] I've been Tree'd by Sheribo!!
kaitlin-n-mom is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 07:21 PM   #118
minnierocks
DIS Veteran
 
minnierocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,531

By the way, I had no idea what having a personal VIP tour guide meant, but I was about to find out! As we go to leave the hotel, I find out that our guide will be with us for the week. He will make sure that we have everything that we need and that starts with a ride to the park! It seems that there will be no Disney transportation for us-he will drive us everywhere! So off we go!

Surprise! That also means that we will be treated like VIP's all week and not just on Wednesday, as I originally thought!

We arrive at Epcot....


What a beautiful day
DS wants to ride Mission Space and Test Track first...so that's where we go...Next onto Soaring! As we are coming off of Soaring, there is a small group waiting there to meet us! It was the Epcot Dream Squad and they seemed so excited to meet us! They asked for the kids autograph...and they thought that was cool!



We did so many things in such a short time!!! It really was amazing
We sampled some Cheddar Cheese soup from Canada and the fabulous Creme Brulee in France. We visited all the places that we wanted and just had a blast. Evening was rapidly approaching and we were dining at the Rose and Crown tonight.
Surprise! Our table was right on the lagoon! We had never seen Illuminations before and it was such a beautiful night! As we sat there, waiting for our dessert, the server comes over and asks DD if she would like to light the fireworks. DD was running low on steam, but this perked her right up!

The server took her over to the stairs and gave her a wand. She asked her to circle her wand to the music and as the music got louder and faster, she would need to circle her wand in bigger circles and faster. When the server said, "Now" DD pointed her wand toward the lagoon and like magic...a white stream of light flew over the lagoon and exploded in the center-the beginning of the show!



What a perfect way to end an exciting day!!! Now time for some rest...It's off to MGM next!!!

Last edited by minnierocks; 10-15-2006 at 02:49 PM.
minnierocks is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 07:36 PM   #119
goofymania101
DIS Veteran
 
goofymania101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 615

wow! you are soo lucky! i'm so glad you had a great trip!
__________________
I am OBSESSED with Disney Characters..
Next trip to see the mouse: October 9-16 2010
goofymania101 is offline  
Old 10-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #120
Tinkerbell Teen
Mouseketeer
 
Tinkerbell Teen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada.
Posts: 457

OH MY GOODNESS.


MORE MORE MORE!!!!

(please)

I would..... die if that were me and my mom. Wow.

You are so lucky.
__________________
-Shannon (17)

WDW Trips: April 2006: WL, April 2007: Pop, March 2009: ASMu.
POFQ April 3-10, 2011! <3 an amazing trip.
Hopefully we'll be back at POFQ in 2012!
Tinkerbell Teen is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: