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Old 12-25-2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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Ringing in the New Year DISNEY STYLE! - PICS & VIDEO - ***NEW 3/28/08

Hello and welcome to my trip report!
Let me first begin by saying that Disney is the most magical place to be, especially during the holiday season. DH and I are avid travelers and Disney keeps bringing us back year after year. Although we are always visiting new destinations, Disney has become an addiction that insures that it will continue to be an annual destination for years to come.


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Lynne – Me! (31) – I love ALL things Disney……my parents turned me on to Disney at a young age and it continues to hold its magic! I’ve been to WDW 20ish times…..I’ve lost count with the numerous times I’ve gone. I have also been to DL twice, with the most recent trip being this past summer. Photography is tops on my list of favorites. I promise TONS of pics in this TR! I am also a compulsive travel planner. I am constantly searching for the latest and greatest destination….AND constantly researching the ins and outs of the destinations I look into. I tend to drive my DH a bit crazy due to my obsessive planning ………but, I figure that he benefits from it too because he gets to go on some great trips!


Chris – DH (31) – My best friend and the love of my life! Chris is definitely a Disney fan, but not a fanatic like me. This will be DH’s 8th trip to the World! He made his first trip to DL this past summer. DH says that he works extra hard to help fund my expensive addiction to travel. Chris also loves to watch/play football and is interested in ALL things electronic, especially computers.



Here are a couple of random shots from past Disney trips! You will soon learn that we love to have fun, often act goofy, and make the best of each and every situation.







We also have two furry kiddos! Brandi and Bailey will be staying with my parents while we are away. They love their vacations too!






New Year’s Eve has become a "Disney tradition" in our household. Although we love going to Disney during ALL times of the year, the holiday season just seems extra special and magical. This will be our 4th trip ringing in the New Year! We will be in WDW from December 29th – January 3rd.


When booking this trip, we had many discussions about where to stay. Originally, we wanted to stay at the Wilderness Lodge (One of our favs!). However, we ended up booking Pop Century because of a little addition to the end of our vacation. Instead of leaving to go home on the 3rd, we will be headed to board a cruise ship for a short trip to the Bahamas (Unfortunately it’s not DCL!)! We've stayed at Pop a few times and have loved our time spent there (Which is so little due to park time......c'mon, we are in Disney!), so we are expecting and hoping for another great stay!


Again, welcome aboard and I’m glad you found my trippie! I will try to add as many details as possible and I promise tons of pictures. I may even add in some video! I can’t believe that we leave Saturday!!!


I will leave you with one of my favorite pictures from a past trip! Seeing the castle is the easiest way to brighten my day and make me smile…


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Old 12-26-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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The Plan!

A little background info...

As I have already stated, I am an obsessive, compulsive, travel planner. I like to have EVERYTHING planned out....day, afternoon, & night! DH is completely opposite of me! He is very laid back and tends to go with the flow.

This past summer, when we went to Disneyland, DH made me promise that our trip would be a "little more laid back" if we were going to spend time in the parks. Although it was tough to give up "some control," I happily jumped on the band-wagon so that our trip would be possible. Once again, DH wants a more laid-back approach to taking on the parks.......this time, at WDW! We've always done the commando-style touring in the past, getting in as much as possible........always going back to the rooms exhausted at the end of the day. However, since our DL trip was so enjoyable, I've decided to give it a whirl at the World!



WHEN:
Saturday, December 29th - Thursday, January 3rd (WDW)
Thursday, January 3rd - Sunday, January 6th (Bahamas Cruise)

WHERE:
Pop Century Preferred Room

TICKETS:
5 Day MYW PH Plus Dining



I made my ADR's at the 180 day mark, so we were fortunate enough to get everything that we wanted!

Saturday, December 29th - Kona Cafe'- Dinner
(Since we enjoy the Kona breakfast so much, we decided to try dinner too! )

Sunday, December 30th - Kona Cafe' - Breakfast
(We LOVE having breakfast at KONA! )
Mama Melrose - Dinner
(Fantasmic! Package )

Monday, December 31st - Rose and Crown
(We're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be able to ring in the New Year at the Rose and Crown at 7 p.m.! )

Tuesday, January 1st - Planet Hollywood - Dinner
(DH loves this place! )

Wednesday, January 2nd - Le Cellier - Dinner
(One of our favorites! )



So there you have it......that's our plan! Only 3 more days and then we are off!
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:09 PM   #3
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Have a GREAT trip!!! Can't wait to hear
all about it on your return and all those fabulous
pics you promise. Wishing you a magical adventure!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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Have a GREAT trip!!! Can't wait to hear
all about it on your return and all those fabulous
pics you promise. Wishing you a magical adventure!!

I'm so excited to have a reader! You're first!!! Thank you for the well wishes.......I can't wait to leave!!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:40 AM   #5
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I'm in!

I'm excited to see another TR from Spartangirl! Have a great time!
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:32 PM   #6
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I'm excited to see another TR from Spartangirl! Have a great time!
Thank you...Saturday can't come soon enough! And... to my new TR!!! I appreciate you joining me for another trip!
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:09 AM   #7
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Yes, I'm doing a happy dance!!!



We leave TOMORROW morning!!!



Today the plan is to drop my dogs off at my parents' house.

AND...

We still have to pack......I've gotten a few things together, but I need to make some changes after looking at the forecast for the week. It looks like our first couple of days will be in the low 80s, followed by a couple of days in the 70s, and then a cold front is coming through with a temperature drop to the 50s........ In addition, there is a chance of rain for a couple of the evenings......ponchos are a must (unfortunately!). But, with all that aside.......the weather doesn't really matter because we will be in DISNEY!!!



I have a favor to ask...please keep your fingers crossed for us......we may be getting some snow here in Michigan tonight. I just want a safe takeoff and flight tomorrow morning...


Anywho........"See you all real soon!" I look forward to sharing my adventures! "We're going to Disney World!!!"

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Old 12-28-2007, 08:47 AM   #8
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I will be following your trip report. I like to read about other younger couples enjoying Disney, as much as we do.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:10 AM   #9
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Can't wait...I am getting in early for this one!
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:08 PM   #11
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Another Spartangirl trippie! Sounds like another wonderful trip and I can't wait to read all about it. You're eating at two of my favorite places, Kona Cafe and LeCellier - YUM!

Hope you don't get too much snow tonight and get out save and sound!



PS - I'm sitting here watching your Spartans as I'm typing this, they just went down by a touchdown though
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I will be following your trip report. I like to read about other younger couples enjoying Disney, as much as we do.
Welcome and thanks for joining in!!!

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Another Spartangirl trippie! Sounds like another wonderful trip and I can't wait to read all about it. You're eating at two of my favorite places, Kona Cafe and LeCellier - YUM!

Hope you don't get too much snow tonight and get out save and sound!


PS - I'm sitting here watching your Spartans as I'm typing this, they just went down by a touchdown though

Thanks for joining me for another report!!!

It started snowing earlier today and I got a little worried.......but, then it turned to rain. I'm hoping for the best!

The Spartans are making me a bit worried......they're still down, but only by 4. Hopefully they will pull through!



I hope all of you have a wonderful New Year and I will be back to post in 2008!
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The last thing I need is another trippie to follow but I couldn't resist! Spartan fans must stick together!

So sad. We lost.

Anyway... you take fabulous pictures and I can't wait to see more! I hope you don't get too much snow up there!

Have a great trip and see ya when you get back!!!
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