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Old 12-01-2007, 07:55 AM   #1
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My (not quite) 12days of Xmas at WDW-I'm OFF (like a dirty shirt!)-Update-Pg. 4/#60

Howdy folks,

With only 10days to go until I board a SWA coffee can (that masquerades as an airplane) and head to Santa Mickey, I thought I should finally kick myself into HIGH gear and get my Trip report started. God knows......I read (and sometimes post) in everyone else's, so I figured my time was DUE.

Pardon the image....it's the only picture I could put my hands on....a what a lovely (NOT ) image.....sunburnt, clorine-ated, and no makeup...I look like one of Cinderella's ungly step-sisters. I do look MUCH better in person, I swear.......please, don't run away little children....


Brief overview......

Our trip was originally planned last November, when we decided to go to WDW for the holidays, as an ENTIRE family. That would have been EIGHT people........cut to now, it's just my parents and ME. My sister's too busy with her job to go, and with the economy the way it is, she couldn't afford to do a week-long trip to WDW just two weeks before Xmas. My DH (who is J***, whom a lovingly refer to as Lord Vader, or LV for short ), lovingly gave up his participation after I got laid off around Labor Day. Money was real TIGHT then, and he voluntarily backed out, which saved us over $1000 just in the cost of having to board our three pets for the 10days we'd be gone.

That being said, the trip morphed into the 3 Mouseketeers--Mom, Dad and me....we are the most DISNEY-fied of the family, and it's been a good 8 years since I've been at WDW during the holiday season. I was NOT about to give up going without a fight (ok, maybe a HISSY fit, but still I was ready to go 7 or 8 rounds if necessary.... ) So we scaled back the trip a bit and made our adjustments to dining/tours that were already booked.

Lucky me, I have REALLY smart parents......


they bought into DVC before the big BOON, circa 1999. They took advantage of my then-cast member discount, and they've been hooked on DISNEY ever since. Their home resort-the Boardwalk Villas, will be our home-away-from-home for seven glorious nights. Not that we plan to be in the room for a long period of time......we're at WDW for goodness sakes, and like I told my dear DIS friend, Disneyland_Mama......"sleep is for the WEAK when you're at WDW !!!!"

Dining plans are arranged......we're trying the two NEW restaurants--Yak&Yeti and Tutto Italia, a few that my parents have never been to--Artist Point & Narcoossee's, and our tried&true favorites---Le Cellier, 50's Prime Time, Kona Cafe. I will be including a detailed food report intermixed with our daily travels, so for those of your who love your FOOD pics, be prepared. I also have a lovely dinner planned with my DIS friends at Wolfgang Puck's with a fun night at PI planned after. I live by the mantra "What happens at WDW, stays at WDW.....and gets posted on the DIS!!"

We've planned alot of holiday fun this trip.....we're sharing a Xmas tree with other DVC DIS'ers, we're doing MVMCP, the Osborne Lights and Fantasmic, seeing the Nemo stage show at AK, the KTTK tour at MK, and Candlelight...... whew......I'm gonna need a VACATION when I get back from THIS trip. Hopefully, I will run into alot of other DIS'ers also there that week, so I'll when I see ya !!!

So fasten your tray tables and stow your seatbelts, we're in for a bumpy trip.....oh, and PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS<bing-BONG>
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:05 AM   #2
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We'll be there 2 weeks from today, staying at BWV and will be doing many of the same things. See ya there!
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
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Sounds like fun!
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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I'm just going to miss you! You leave in ten days for a week and I leave in seventeen days. But, imagine all the fun we'll have posting back and forth after the trip. I'm glad you get to go, in spite of the setbacks.

WDW for the holidays! Sleep? Who on Earth goes to WDW to sleep?
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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Did You Make a Yak & Yeti Ressie?

I just found out that the YY has begun taking December ADRs! So I booked mine. I know you plan to eat there, so I thought I would let you know.
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Sounds like a fun trip, can't wait to hear about it.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:45 PM   #7
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We'll be there 2 weeks from today, staying at BWV and will be doing many of the same things. See ya there!
Chell.....we'll see ya around the resort......I plan to use the pool and hot tub late nights, so wave if you see me

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Sounds like fun!
Fun is an understatement......at least in my book

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I'm just going to miss you! You leave in ten days for a week and I leave in seventeen days. But, imagine all the fun we'll have posting back and forth after the trip. I'm glad you get to go, in spite of the setbacks.

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I just found out that the YY has begun taking December ADRs! So I booked mine. I know you plan to eat there, so I thought I would let you know.
I think you arrive the day AFTER we leave......but you have it SO GOOD.....you're gonna be there for Christmas AND New Years....lucky DOG

Thanks for giving me the heads up about Y&Y.....I called tonight and got our lunch ressies .....SCORE


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Sounds like a fun trip, can't wait to hear about it.
Oh, and I can't wait to share......
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So, I know I should have stayed in bed... ..especially with how aweful I've been feeling the past few days, but with the trip almost 10 days away, I just HAD to get stuff done today. Besides, my meds started to KICK in, and I was starting to feel a bit better.

I went and got my hair trimmed today. My cousin's daughter is going to the Paul Mitchell Academy in DE, and she graduates next Saturday. So, I went today to their salon and she cut my hair......it's cute.....it's a modified Katie Holmes/Posh Spice cut. Mind you I SAID its a similar cut......I look NOTHING like Kate or Posh, although if I did, that means I'd be married to Tom Cruise OR David Beckham and who DOESN'T love SOCCER !!!! (I'll see if I can get LV to take a pic tommorrow, so I can post it). And the best thing......it only cost $10 !!!! I found out that she's going to be working at, get this, the salon I normally go to.......she goes FT after the holidays, so it's so cool.....she'll get to do my hair all the time, plus she can get me my hair products at a discount......SCORE !!!!!


I also stopped by the mall to pick up a few last-minute things. At Macys, I bought another pair of Crocs......black Beach style, so they'll go with everything. I just LUV me some Crocs.....I wear them all the time at work. I also picked up the watch I bought on sale before Thanksgiving, a $98 Fossil watch I got for $38. At Boscovs, I got me a new pair of slippers (Dearfoam on special for $6.98), a pair of cute reindeer socks, and a new LIME green wallet (for $9.98). I went to Brookstone and bought my LIME green TSA luggage locks. I finally stopped at The Disney Store and picked up a pair of Tinkerbell fleece gloves (too cute), and a cute stowaway for my trip report !!!

For the DIS veterans (and newbies), I was supposed to "croc sit" a DIS croc on this trip. There are cute & fuzzy crocadile plushes that get passed to various DIS members on their trips, and the hosting DIS members take lots of pics around WDW with their crocs, and share them on the corresponding thread The Official Lime Lovin' Croc Exchange . Anyhew, I signed up to get a croc back in the early summer, and last week, I found out that my "croc" is MIA....a victim of "CROC-Nappers", so here I was.....sad, lonely.....and I though "Hey, I'll get my own mascot" . So here he is....



Now, I am off to get some laundry going , so that I can officially start packing tomorrow.

Only 10 more sleeps until WDW !!!!
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What a cute little Eeyore. All the missing Crocs have really discouraged me from signing up for the Croc exchange which makes me really sad because it would have been a lot of fun.
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Followed you over from mrsksomeday's TR. Great start to your pre-trippie!
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I hope you're feeling better, and the hair style sounds cool. I hope you get your MIA Crocs, but I'm sure your cute Eeyore mascot will do all he can to help.

Have you begun packing. We've been doing that, a bit at a time, and it's fun. Knowing that you are packing for a WDW trip has a way of getting you psyched.
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:25 PM   #14
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I'm so jealous that you get to be at WDW for the holidays! I'm trying to make it work for 2008, but until then, I'll have to live vicariously through you.

Can't wait for the next installment!

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Signing on for your trip report!!! Hope you are feeling better seems like it is the thing to be sick this week!! This is my first time off couch since yesterday.
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