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Old 07-18-2009, 08:05 AM   #271
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I know the decision has already been made but.. I just wanted to add my two cents..

You would LOVE WL!! Plus, you'll have just spent time on the cruise (beachy) and the BC is beachy.. honestly, that's just a lot of beach, IMO (but hey, I'm from FL ). I think a change of scenery and pace would be more fun. Get more Disney bang for your buck by soaking up two different vibes- Beach (thanks Cruise!) and WL.


Glad you're sticking with WL!!
Good point, Rora. LOL. I will have PLENTY of the beach on my cruise! There are just so many great resorts to choose from, I can't make up my mind. No more, I'm sticking with WL. It's where I really wanted to stay in the first place.
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Hi everybody!

If it's possible, I am now even more excited about this trip! Part of my job is to go on fams (familiarization trips) to certain locations: Disney, Grand Canyon, Universal... I applied to go on a Universal fam for 9/13-9/16. Well...

I got approved! Awesome! I was looking over the itinerary and we get to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel. I'm super excited about that because it looks amazing and I've never stayed there, only Royal Pacific. We get tours of each resort and a VIP tour of the parks. And we get to see the Blue Man Group! I've always wanted to see them!!

So I get to go to Universal from 9/13-9/16, work the 17th and 18th, and then leave to make the trip down to Disney on the 19th! I basically have half the month off!

HARRY POTTER AT MIDNIGHT!!!!!
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That's AWESOME!!! I have a non-Disney question for you. How long did it take you to get your "travel degree"? I LOVE to travel and would like to get this on top of my Master's in Education -- where do you get it from? Is it hard to get? TIA!!!
PS - You're vacation is turing out to be amazing, have lots of fun. We'll be at Disney just after you (9/25-10/2) to celebrate our DD's 1st Birthday!!!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:24 AM   #273
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That's AWESOME!!! I have a non-Disney question for you. How long did it take you to get your "travel degree"? I LOVE to travel and would like to get this on top of my Master's in Education -- where do you get it from? Is it hard to get? TIA!!!
PS - You're vacation is turing out to be amazing, have lots of fun. We'll be at Disney just after you (9/25-10/2) to celebrate our DD's 1st Birthday!!!
Hi! I actually didn't have to go to travel school get a travel degree. I applied and got hired and went through the training via my company. They have seperate training you can do with Disney, Universal, different hotel chains, etc. When you graduate the Disney College of Knowledge you get a Mickey Ear Grad hat!

Thanks! I hope you have a GREAT vacation as well! Where are you staying??
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:31 AM   #274
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Universal Itinerary

When I got to work this morning, I had an email waiting that my flights were confirmed for the Universal Orlando fam! Here's what those plans look like:

Sunday, September 13, 2009:
8:00 AM Depart Newark Airport on Continental Flight
10:41 AM Arrive Orlando International Airport
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM FAM Registration / Hotel check-in at the Hard Rock Hotel (Lunch Provided)
4:00 PM Site tour of Hard Rock Hotel
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Blue Man Group Performance
8:45 PM Guests at Leisure


Monday, September 14, 2009:
8:45 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Universal Orlando® Resort Training
10:30 AM VIP Tour Universal Studios® & Islands of Adventure® Theme Parks
(Lunch Provided)
6:00 PM Guests at Leisure (Dinner Provided)


Tuesday, September 15, 2009:
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Site Tour of Loews Royal Pacific Resort®
10:30 AM Universal Orlando® Resort Training cont…
12:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Guests at Leisure
6:30 PM Site tour of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel®
7:45 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Guests at Leisure

Wednesday, September 16, 2009:
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast at Leisure
9:00 AM Universal Orlando® Resort Training cont…
12:00 PM FAM Complete
4:25 PM Depart Orlando International Airport
7:14 PM Arrive Newark Airport


3 days later, I'm off to Walt Disney World!
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:40 PM   #275
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that sounds like fun!! and not too much like hard work!
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that sounds like fun!! and not too much like hard work!
Definitely not! I can't wait. I think I'm going to need a nap that first day though!!
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Oh man that sounds so FUN!! I can't wait to go to Universal. I was going to wait until Landon was older and could enjoy more there...but I may have to go early for HP Land!!

And don't you hate when you *think* something is cheaper and then realized you forgot something? Same thing happened to me yesterday.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:33 AM   #278
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Oh man that sounds so FUN!! I can't wait to go to Universal. I was going to wait until Landon was older and could enjoy more there...but I may have to go early for HP Land!!

And don't you hate when you *think* something is cheaper and then realized you forgot something? Same thing happened to me yesterday.
Universal is great! Admittedly, it's no Disney, but it's a lot of fun and the Spiderman ride is the BEST! I'm going to be asking them a million questions about HP land.

I couldn't figure out why it was so much cheaper! I knew something couldn't be right.
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SO FUN!!! You'll have to include this trip in your Disney TR!
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:13 PM   #280
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SO FUN!!! You'll have to include this trip in your Disney TR!
I will! Before I go away, I'm planning on buying a new laptop so if it comes in time for the trip, I'll be taking it with me. If not, it will be waiting at home for me to start my TR!
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:44 PM   #281
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Good point, Rora. LOL. I will have PLENTY of the beach on my cruise! There are just so many great resorts to choose from, I can't make up my mind. No more, I'm sticking with WL. It's where I really wanted to stay in the first place.
Glad you're sticking with WL! You're right, there are so many options. I wish I had the money to stay at everyone resort at least once!
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Sunday, September 13, 2009:
8:00 AM Depart Newark Airport on Continental Flight
10:41 AM Arrive Orlando International Airport
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM FAM Registration / Hotel check-in at the Hard Rock Hotel (Lunch Provided)
4:00 PM Site tour of Hard Rock Hotel
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Blue Man Group Performance OMG. Jealous! Saw it in NYC. So fun!
8:45 PM Guests at Leisure


Monday, September 14, 2009:
8:45 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Universal Orlando® Resort Training
10:30 AM VIP Tour Universal Studios® & Islands of Adventure® Theme Parks
(Lunch Provided)
6:00 PM Guests at Leisure (Dinner Provided)


Tuesday, September 15, 2009:
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Site Tour of Loews Royal Pacific Resort®
10:30 AM Universal Orlando® Resort Training cont…
12:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Guests at Leisure
6:30 PM Site tour of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel®
7:45 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Guests at Leisure

Wednesday, September 16, 2009:
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast at Leisure
9:00 AM Universal Orlando® Resort Training cont…
12:00 PM FAM Complete
4:25 PM Depart Orlando International Airport
7:14 PM Arrive Newark Airport


3 days later, I'm off to Walt Disney World!
Your schedule looks niiiicee. Lot's of VIP stuff in there. We like that.

I really cannot wait for this TR!
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Sounds like a lot of fun girl!!!!! YAY
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The Universal trip sounds fun!!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:49 PM   #284
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Glad you're sticking with WL! You're right, there are so many options. I wish I had the money to stay at everyone resort at least once!

Your schedule looks niiiicee. Lot's of VIP stuff in there. We like that.

I really cannot wait for this TR!
WL is going to be beautiful, I'm sure. My goal for WDW is to stay in every resort on propery at least one.

I can't wait to write the TR! That means I went on my trip! lol

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The Universal trip sounds fun!!!
They are going to wish they didn't allow me to take this trip. I'm going to be so annoying about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
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Universal is great! Admittedly, it's no Disney, but it's a lot of fun and the Spiderman ride is the BEST! I'm going to be asking them a million questions about HP land.

I couldn't figure out why it was so much cheaper! I knew something couldn't be right.
I'll have to watch for your Universal TR...the only thing is, from my kinda browsing over online is that its not as baby friendly in general as Disney? Thats why I'm waiting.

Maybe somehow I'll get an adult only trip next year for HP land.
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