Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
bertegirl
DIS Veteran
 
bertegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California Girl Living In A Cornfield
Posts: 1,204

1st Trip to WDW and AKL...w/a few pot holes in the road Day 4 Update

So I am officially back and ready to begin our post trip report. Thanks to everyone who followed along in my pre-trip. What a trip we had. We learned so much...like I am staying on the monorail next time and never flying again. Anyway I am uploading my 300 plus photos and 200 photopass photos and then I will begin with 1 day at a time. Stay tuned for Berte Family's 1st Ever Walt Disney World Vacation!!!

The cast:
Me (Amber) 33 Stay at home mom and huge lover of anything Disney. I grew up in California and had annual passes to Disneyland.

DH (Jason) 32 Welder, Farmer, Construction Worker, not a Disney lover. He likes vacations where you do nothing. Loves anything Hawkeyes or sports related.

DD (Jenny) 4 Our princess or diva in training. She cried the night we left Walt Disney World and wants to go back already. Jenny can talk to anyone or anything and will. She has the most random conversations with people and objects.

DS (Austin) 1 My little bugsy. Austin was an angel during our trip. He just smiled, slept and checked out the princesses. He is going to be such a flirt.

We stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge from May 9-16 in a Savannah Room and did the Disney Dining Plan.

May 9 Flight
May 10 MGK Crystal Palace & 1900 Park Fare
May 11 Epcot Tutto Italia & DTD Earls Sandwich
May 12 Epcot Biergarten
May 13 AK Flame Tree BBQ
May 14 DHS Ohana
May 15 MGK BBB & CRT
May 16 Flight
__________________
Amber Jason
Berte Family 8 days at AKL W/4DD & 1DS
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post31862056



Last edited by bertegirl; 05-26-2009 at 10:33 PM.
bertegirl is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
longing2Batdisney
DIS Veteran
 
longing2Batdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 662 mi from my dreams!
Posts: 4,515

subscribing...hope ya'll had a grand time...sorry to hear you were in a nightmare...hope to read your report before I leave in 4 days...

Last edited by longing2Batdisney; 05-17-2009 at 01:28 PM.
longing2Batdisney is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-17-2009, 01:52 PM   #3
bertegirl
DIS Veteran
 
bertegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California Girl Living In A Cornfield
Posts: 1,204

Oops 538 photos on my camera that Jason broke...want to hear how. Keep reading???
__________________
Amber Jason
Berte Family 8 days at AKL W/4DD & 1DS
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post31862056


bertegirl is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
chicagoshannon
DIS Veteran
 
chicagoshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,650

Welcome home! You sure started your report quickly.
__________________
Me 36DH 37DD 7 DS 4
chicagoshannon is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
Sleeping*Beauty
Waiting For My Prince
 
Sleeping*Beauty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Va
Posts: 1,228

Sounds like an interesting trip.
Sleeping*Beauty is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
IluvXU
DIS Veteran
 
IluvXU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,472

1st timers worst nightmare... that makes me nervous!
__________________
IluvXU is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 04:41 PM   #8
momofoneplustwinz
Mouseketeer
 
momofoneplustwinz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 99

So excited to hear all about it!
momofoneplustwinz is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
KathyRN137
...and the greatest of these is Love
 
KathyRN137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7,886

Hello! Signing on for what looks to be a great report!!


Kathy
KathyRN137 is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 05:13 PM   #10
souda
Mouseketeer
 
souda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern Louisiana
Posts: 88

Sorry about your nightmare. Looking forward to hearing about it.
__________________
DH: DW: DD8 DD4
1st Trip May 24-30 2007 All Star Movies Second Trip May 27 to June 5, 2009
My very first PTR http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2178085
Firts TRhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....4#post32697694
souda is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 07:13 PM   #11
wigdoutdismom
DIS Veteran
 
wigdoutdismom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Derby, Kansas
Posts: 8,145

I'm here, can't wait to get started!
__________________

wigdoutdismom is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 07:41 PM   #12
Mom2ChinaGirls
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 15

Welcome back. I look forward to hearing the details.
Mom2ChinaGirls is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 07:48 PM   #13
chimo2u
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,677

Anxiously awaiting your TR!!
__________________
Thanks Kook


Disney Trips:January 15-23, 2008 - AKL CL Celebrating DH leave from Afghanistan | Sept 1-12, 2009 - Storming the World with Friends, AKL CL Free Dining | August 20-29, 2010 Mom n' Son only trip, First time at Beach Club GV CL/ Universal Studios PBH CL ** POSTPONED ** Mom n' Son Trip is back on FEB 5-10, 2011 BC GV/Club Level with Basic DDP/Universal Studios HRH CL Feb 10/11/12 (DS's surprise** ) Sept 29 -Oct 7 2012 Best Friend Getaway POLY CL/ HRH CL
chimo2u is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
bertegirl
DIS Veteran
 
bertegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California Girl Living In A Cornfield
Posts: 1,204

Thanks everyone for joining in...

We left on Saturday May 9 from Minneapolis airport. Jenny and I waiting for our flight. It was a balmy 60 degrees, when we touched down the weather in Orlando was nearing 90. What a shock to our system. Although I must say the skies were beautiful!!! This was Austins 1st airplane ride and Jennys second. They both did great. The flight was nice and smooth. A warning...I hate flying more than anything.

So we got off the flight and once I realized we needed to ride the monorail over to the other side for Disney Magical Express we did fine. I was so excited to see this sign:The bus ride over was great. We stop first at the Coronado. We were the 1st in our line...what a difference from what we saw on the way home. I feel bad for anyone standing in that line.

We got to the resort around 6:30. We had done the online check in ahead of time. Not the right choice. There was only one person in front of us and it took forever to check in. When we got the map we headed to our room and opened the door. What did we see but a parking lot. Ugh! We had paid for the Savannah view. So I headed back down to the front desk. The young lady that helped me said oh sorry we are sold out. I told her that I had paid for a Savannah view and either I wanted that or the price difference for a parking view. Seriously...not even the pool view. She decided to move us to the back corner of a long very long hallway. We arrived finally and headed down to the Mara to get some supper. I must admit now I did a horrible job taking food photos. I was so busy trying to get the kids fed that I wouldn't think about it until we were done. So after that we decided to go to bed. It was almost 9 by then and we had been on the road since 6 am. Plus we had Crystal Palace ressies at 8 am the next morning. Stay tuned for our 1st day at the parks.

Oh by the way the gift basket we had ordered for the kiddies with the autograph books, etc. Jenny loved it. Austin just wanted to eat everything inside.
__________________
Amber Jason
Berte Family 8 days at AKL W/4DD & 1DS
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post31862056


bertegirl is offline  
Old 05-17-2009, 11:44 PM   #15
wlwilliams9
"It's green and evil...I call it greevil!!" -Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
 
wlwilliams9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 1161.12 miles north of the castle
Posts: 2,403

Ooh! Great start!! I'm looking forward to reading more! I'm so glad we got to meet at AK, we should have planned that one out a little better though! At least we got to ride EE together! Weeeeeeeee! I think I took about 1000 pics between our 2 cameras and our camera phones! That doesn't even include our 150+ photopass pics! Holy Moly!
__________________
Wendy(40): Mike(40): Emily(8):Eva(5):

Disney Vacation Specialist - www.facebook.com/wendy.fte
wendy@fairytaleescapes.com or (734) FUN-0095
wlwilliams9 is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AKL Pictures????? Eeyore's My Favorite Resort Community Threads & Photo-Video 905 12-21-2014 07:28 PM
Photography Board's Picture of the Day Pea-n-Me Photography Board 4786 08-11-2010 06:35 PM
ºoº My krewes 3rd annual free dining trip 14 days @ pop more photos! bentleygirl22 Completed Trip Reports 355 10-06-2009 10:36 PM
Shopaholic, Workaholic & Bargain Betty Take On WDW A DM/DD TR-Last Day! PrincessCaitlin Completed Trip Reports 413 09-14-2009 08:15 AM
It's a wonderful day to go on a cruise.... dianachaney77 Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports 42 06-07-2009 12:24 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: