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Old 05-04-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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Smile Four Brits hit the World in August! I'm home!

Finally after much nagging from certain other DISsers (you know who you are ) Iíve succumbed to the pressure and started my pre trippie


Well letís introduce the cast,


Me, Jo a 34 year old stay at home Mum, addicted to the DIS boards and particularly TRís

DH, David 35, a Golf Professional who works long hours to pay for our WDW holidays! He was surprised by how much he enjoyed our 2005 trip, his first time, as he thought heíd hate the place! Lucky for me he agreed to go back

DD, Jessica aged 11, canít understand my obsession with the DIS boards and thinks Iím mad chatting with all you guys She loves Eeyore and really wants to go on Tower of Terror this year.

DD, Ellie aged 9, a chatter box with a lovely smile she comes across brave but wonít go near a rollercoaster Her favourite is Piglet.

Well thatís us and you probably realise that we live in England and 2 years ago we looked like the photo to the left (before I changed it to a loo roll holder ). The girls are a bit taller now, DH has a bit less hair and I have a few more wrinkles


My obsession with Disney is all thanks to my Dad, I first visited Florida at the age of 9 when it was really rare for the English to go there, I can remember the Americans just wanting to talk to us to hear our accents Next trip was aged 14 we had just finished building our new house and had moved in but were saving up for Carpets. Well Dad came home one day saying heíd spent all the carpet money on a trip to Disney, my Dsis Emma and I were Mum was Two more trips followed one of which we stayed at the GF for 3 days in the first year it opened, wow those carpets were thick Itís really strange the things you remember like the parade tunes and being able to dash from the MK fireworks to the Epcot illuminations via the monorail so you could watch both every night! Whilst in Florida we stayed at Clearwater, visited friends in St Augustine 3 times staying in there condo on the beach and we also played quite a bit of golf staying at Greenleaf twice. I know what were we thinking leaving the parks In our 4 trips we also had 2 car crashes one of which was a hit and run in Clearwater by a drugs dealer Funny thing was my dad has the nickname Sooty (there is an English puppet with the same surname as his!) and the nickname of the dealer was Blackie so Blackie hit Sooty This is why DH is not too keen to drive, luckily the WDW transport is good! So basically having a Disney upbringing I wanted the same for my children, I also wanted them to be old enough to cope with the 9 hour flight and long days. We only live about 2 hours from DLRP but I just knew it wouldnít be the same and wanted to save that first moment seeing the castle for Florida KWIM? So off we went in 2005 and luckily everyone loved it and wanted to return, gone were any more holidays like the last 2 previous summers spent lazing on a beach in St Lucia, I really donít think I could do nothing for a fortnight again! I know Iím rambling sorry, but as you may imagine WDW holidays from England donít come cheap so we had to wait 2 years to return but wow has that come round quick


Well now for the plans, last July I searched all the holiday brochures looking at all the hotels, I knew we wanted a moderate. We had stayed at POR in 2005 and absolutely loved it but wanted to try somewhere else this time, we finally decided on CSR as I read tons of good reviews and the pool looked great. So CSR for 2 weeks with ultimate tickets leaving on 11th August 2007 flying Virgin Atlantic was booked


During the Summer we got Broadband and my life changed forever, I found the DIS This was also the summer we went and stayed in Scotland for a week in a caravan


So has anyone spotted what my first change was?


Next bit!

Stalking Disser's

First Itinerary

Birthdays

My first purchase

Some memories

Money

2 updates!

Tags

Tags personalised by DLMama

My Final Itinerary

New Camera

Planning Spreadsheet

Day 1 Plans

Day 2 Plans

Photo's from my cousins wedding, not TR related I know

Any Tips?

Day 3

Taxi or Hotel?

Our accents or not!!!

How to get to the shops?

My Bargain Purchase

I won!!!!!!

A very important purchase

Tickets are here!

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Well you had me at that yes I'm British too, but you know that anyway Jo. can't spot a change yet, but it might come to me later. You will love CSR, yes its a little spread out, but certainly not unmanageable and it has a nice relaxed atmosphere, the girls will love the pool and slide.
Sadly our trips will not overlap, but its a great time of year to go, I did mid August last year and found it while hot, not too busy at all. So you're all set, can't wait to hear all your plans, and which yummy ADRs you've gone for.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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Hi there DisneyJo!! Jumping on board early - this is going to be good!
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Well, it's about time!! I can stop nagging now....

I better go read it now or I'll be charged with shenanigans!!!
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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Finally after much nagging from certain other DISsers (you know who you are ) Iíve succumbed to the pressure and started my pre trippie
Yeah, LL sure was pushy!!

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Funny thing was my dad has the nickname Sooty (there is an English puppet with the same surname as his!) and the nickname of the dealer was Blackie so Blackie hit Sooty
OMG!! That's funny... well no, it's not, but yes, it is.....

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So off we went in 2005 and luckily everyone loved it and wanted to return, gone were any more holidays like the last 2 previous summers spent lazing on a beach in St Lucia, I really donít think I could do nothing for a fortnight again!
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So has anyone spotted what my first change was?
Oh, oh!!! I know... I know... pick me... pick me!!!!

Your change was your dates... from the 11th to the 12th to score free dining, right??? Am I right????
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I'm in too! Can't wait for more. Funny, I can barely hear your accent here!
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Jo, I see the pressure finally got to you and we all WON!!! I'm glad you started your pre-trip Now there will be mayhem all over the TR boards! Can't wait to read how your planning is coming and all of the changes you've made and WILL make?

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Old 05-04-2007, 12:51 PM   #8
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You will love CSR, yes its a little spread out, but certainly not unmanageable and it has a nice relaxed atmosphere, the girls will love the pool and slide.
Sadly our trips will not overlap, but its a great time of year to go
Hi Claire, I'm hoping the girls will love the pool it looks great! We leave on the 27th are you there by then

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Hi there DisneyJo!! Jumping on board early - this is going to be good!
Hi Brenda, I can't promise it will be good or that I talk as much as you but I'll try

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Yeah, LL sure was pushy!!
I know Tracy it was all LL wasn't it nothing to do with you at all At least this should finally get you all off my backs

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Oh, oh!!! I know... I know... pick me... pick me!!!!

Your change was your dates... from the 11th to the 12th to score free dining, right??? Am I right????
Nearly right won't tell you yet though


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I'm in too! Can't wait for more. Funny, I can barely hear your accent here!
I'll have to use a few more whilst's then

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Jo, I see the pressure finally got to you and we all WON!!! I'm glad you started your pre-trip Now there will be mayhem all over the TR boards! Can't wait to read how your planning is coming and all of the changes you've made and WILL make?

I'm no V with all my ADR changes or am I Glad to have you onboard!
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Hi Brenda, I can't promise it will be good or that I talk as much as you but I'll try

Of course it will be good - I've read some of your other posts!

And as for talking as much as I do...try drinking lots and lots of coffee right before you sit down to DIS. I find that it makes a huge difference!!
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And as for talking as much as I do...try drinking lots and lots of coffee right before you sit down to DIS. I find that it makes a huge difference!!

Hey, I am a detail kinda gal so, bring it on!!!

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Here I am!!! You dragged me over here kicking and screaming! Boy oh boy I can't wait to read the rest of your pre-trippie!

Watch out Disney World...the British are coming...the British are coming AGAIN!

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Duh! You're right, I'm wrong, I arrive on the 23rd with Angel659, theres hope yet
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now that you have FINALLY started a PTR, I will demote you to the "slightly naughty" list.
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Here I am!!! You dragged me over here kicking and screaming! Boy oh boy I can't wait to read the rest of your pre-trippie!

Watch out Disney World...the British are coming...the British are coming AGAIN!

DM your Smilies just get better and better Are you supplying the snacks for my TR?

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