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Old 08-15-2008, 01:43 PM   #31
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DBFF did this video of our girls on test track. I lost all my videos when my computer crashed This was my girls first time to ride it!!! You can hear my youngest DD screaming, lol. She was having fun though~ Check it out!

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That video just makes me want to cry!!! Those squeals and giggles (mixed in with a few screams. lol) just melt my heart! And you have to love their response to "if they liked it" at the end! I can't wait to ride it this trip - hopefully over and over with little or now wait.
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:15 PM   #33
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Ok so it is update time. They have told my children that they are flying so that just added to the envy that my kids have. My DS8 told me that "Brooke and Bo sure are lucky to have parents like that. It would be so fun" If he only knew, right!!!
I love it! Can't wait to hear how you're going to pull this off.

I bet you have quite a list of ADRs -- the deluxe plan is a lot of food.
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I just stumbled upon your pre-trip report...

I just wanted to say that yall have the cutest families, and your hubby's look like they get in a lot of trouble together... I sure know what that is like!

I can't wait to read the rest of your report, I absolutely adore suprise trip reports!
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Ok, to be honest I am a little annoyed. I had my update already typed up and I accidentally hit that back button and lost EVERYTHING!!! SO aggravating! BUT, here we go again. Maybe this time I can do better

Last time I left off, I was about to tell you about our itinerary and what ADR's we have. I am very excited to be using the Deluxe DDP this trip, as we get to try even more of the wonderful restaurants! We have a lots of ADR's so hold on to you hats! LOL

The day that we arrive, we elected not to make a lunch ADR, just in case we are delayed somehow. We wouldn't want to rush on our first day, that is definitely not how I want to start our trip!

We decided that we would do Epcot on our arrival day, so we will just grab a CS there for lunch. If anyone has any suggestions on where, send them my way! We have done Sunshine Seasons and The Electric Umbrella before. We will finish this day up with dinner ADR @ HDDR! One of our favorites! We really like this meal and are looking forward to eating there again, this time with DBFF and her family. I should mention that our DH's are DBFF's to, but I somehow don't think they would display it that way,

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Friday - September 12th
This is our 1st MK Day!!!! Can't wait to be there. This is my absolute favorite park. I love being there and the atmosphere it has.

Breakfast ADR - Crystal Palace. This is my favorite breakfast!!! I am ready to go back. Hopefully this year we will be out before rope drop!!!

Lunch we will grab a CS. Again send suggestions our way! I love to hear about your favorite CS places.

Dinner ADR - CRT! This will be my families 1st time @ CRT. DBFF have there and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see my girls faces when we go to eat in the castle. They are going to LOVE it!


Saturday - September 13th

Hollywood Studios Day - This will be the first time we have visited with the name change. It will always be MGM in my heart though

Breakfast - CS @ POR

Lunch ADR - 50's Primetime Cafe - This is another first for us. I hope they aren't too strict on the kids for not cleaning their plate or making a mess. My girls are a little tender hearted! LOL!

We have a photoshoot scheduled at the Poly @ 7pm. Can't wait to get some good family pics there!

Dinner ADR - Ohaha - Another first! We are very excited about this meal. The banana bread pudding sounds amazing!


Sunday September 14th

Animal Kingdom Day

Breakfast CS

Lunch ADR - Yak & Yeti - We ate there right after it opened in November and really enjoyed. Looking forward to going back!! Then riding EE! or Maybe we should do EE first

Dinner ADR - Narcoossees- This is a first for us, but DBFF has been there, I think they go every year! Haha! She tells me the food is good and that the almond encrusted cheesecake to to die for Can't wait to see for myself. This is also the night that we are going to be using the Mousketeer Club for the first time. We are really looking forward to having an adult meal! It should be nice, and I'm sure the kids will enjoy their time too.

Monday - September 15th

Magic Kindom Day #2
This is our last full day

Breakfast CS

The girlies have BBB appts at 8:10am, so this will give us another early MK day! Gotta love being in the park before rope drop!

Lunch ADR - LTT - This is yet another first! Wow, how many times have I said that in this update?!?

Dinner - 1900 Park Fare - This is a first for all of us! Can't wait to see the Step-Sisters! The kids should get a hoot out of them!


Tuesday September 16th

This is our departure day!
Since we have to check out of POR that morning and our flight doesn't leave MCO until later that evening, we have decided to go back to Epcot and spend the day.

Breakfast - Chef Mickeys - This one looks cute!

Lunch ADR - Coral Reef. Another first, looks yummy!

Then later that evening we will be headed back home. Such a sad part of the trip! Hopefully they days won't fly by!

And so you have it. This our plan of attack I will post another update soon so you can count down the days with me and of course I have to talk about getting ready, shopping and packing.

The kids still have no clue we are going! This is the plan. My MIL is going to be riding with us to the airport. She is going to drive my van back home for us so we don't have to use park and fly. The airport is only about 45 mins from my house. We are fortunate! About a week before we leave we are going to tell the kids that "Nana" is going to take a trip and we will be bringing her to the airport so she doesn't have to driver herself. We will tell them that it will be really early and that it will still be dark outside. We will also tell them that we will have to leave that early b/c we need to be back in time for them to get ready for school. They should believe this. We will have everything packed before we wake them. I am borrowing one of her suitcases, so that will be on top if they are looking. The rest will be under a quilt below her suitcase. When we arrive at the airport, we are going to arrange to meet DBFF inside @ the SW counter or somthing like that. When we get to the airport we'll let the kids get out to tell "Nana" goodbye Then we will tell them that we are going to WDW!!!!! At this point I expect to hear squeals and screams! When we go inside, they will see DBFF and her family and it will be awesome, especially since her kiddos have no clue that we are going with them!!! I can't wait. Of course I am going to video it and promise to post it when I do my TR!

I guess that is all for now though, I will update some more soon. Probably later today.

I will close with this.....We are going to WDW in 25 DAYS!!!!
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:23 AM   #36
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Okay, so I think this is my favorite post!!!!!!!!!!!! Seeing all of our yummy ADRs listed out gets me so excited!!!! (Hello, I'm Melonie, and I'm a foodie!) I can't believe we're down to 25 days - I remember when it was 225 days!!!!
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yay this is soooo fun!!!! where do you guys live in louisiana..we are in lafayette!!!!
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I so wish I could have surprised our kids with our upcoming trip - but since I am really 8 years old at heart - I can't keep a secret to save my life!!!! So they know and are harrassing me every day with the dreaded "how many more days until we go to Disney World?" questions every day!!!!!

I'm enjoying your pretrip report !!!!
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I love it! Can't wait to hear how you're going to pull this off.

I bet you have quite a list of ADRs -- the deluxe plan is a lot of food.
Thanks for reading!!!

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I just stumbled upon your pre-trip report...

I just wanted to say that yall have the cutest families, and your hubby's look like they get in a lot of trouble together... I sure know what that is like!

I can't wait to read the rest of your report, I absolutely adore suprise trip reports!
Thank you for the compliments! Yes our DH's are always in trouble together! They keep us laughing though

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Okay, so I think this is my favorite post!!!!!!!!!!!! Seeing all of our yummy ADRs listed out gets me so excited!!!! (Hello, I'm Melonie, and I'm a foodie!) I can't believe we're down to 25 days - I remember when it was 225 days!!!!
You crack me up my friend I too remember when it was 225 days! These next 25 can't go by fast enough!

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yay this is soooo fun!!!! where do you guys live in louisiana..we are in lafayette!!!!
We live in Gonzales. Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, not too far from you!
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I so wish I could have surprised our kids with our upcoming trip - but since I am really 8 years old at heart - I can't keep a secret to save my life!!!! So they know and are harrassing me every day with the dreaded "how many more days until we go to Disney World?" questions every day!!!!!

I'm enjoying your pretrip report !!!!
I sooooo know what you mean with them asking EVERY day!!! That is the main reason that we decided not to tell them at first, then I realized that it would be a lot of fun if we totally surprised them and didn't tell them until the day of! It has been so hard to keep it a secret. We have to make sure that we don't slip up! It is soooo hard, we catch ourselves all the time and have to cover. Anytime they ask why I am looking at WDW stuff, I tell them I am just helping DBFF (Aunt Melonie) plan their trip. They get the longest faces with the saddest little looks. It kills me, but it's worth it!!!!
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I'm enjoying it so far! Can't wait to read more!!!
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I love the video! Your ADR's are making me hungry!
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Okay, so if I'm living vicariously through this PTR, then what am I to do between posts??? I tried finding more stuff that I can go ahead and pack - notta! I tried double-checking our itenerary spreadsheet for needed changes - we both know it's perfect! . . . so here I am re-reading all the posts and dreaming of the day that you'll post " Tomorrow we leave for Disney!!! . . . sigh . . .

Okay, so I guess I'm over my "poor little me who has to wait 25 whole days to go to Disney World with free dining and deluxe upgrade with her 8 most favorite people in the world . . ." I guess I don't have much grounds for a pity party do I???? Good night DBFF!
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Your surprise plan sounds great!!!

We are also surprising our kids with our October trip! We are telling them the night before we leave, with a scavenger hunt. They know we are going "when Andrew is in 3rd grade and Adam is in 1st", but they are SURE we are going in March. So, it will be quite a surprise!

I can't wait to see the video of you telling them

Your plans sound great - can't wait to read more!
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Your surprise plan sounds great!!!

We are also surprising our kids with our October trip! We are telling them the night before we leave, with a scavenger hunt. They know we are going "when Andrew is in 3rd grade and Adam is in 1st", but they are SURE we are going in March. So, it will be quite a surprise!

I can't wait to see the video of you telling them

Your plans sound great - can't wait to read more!
A scavenger hunt will be so fun! My kids think that we are going when my youngest is in Kindergarten, which is a whole year from now! I can't wait to surprise them! I'll send a little pixie dust your way that you are able to carry out your plan as well!!! Keep us updated!!!
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