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 UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-27-2009, 08:51 AM   #211
dismagiclover
Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael
 
dismagiclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,071

Your trip report is over. Thanks for the final thoughts. Disney is such a magical place I hope you do a TR for your upcoming trip. I'll be looking for it. Have a fabulous trip. I have no doubt you will
dismagiclover is offline  
Old 07-27-2009, 10:00 AM   #212
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 24,882

I know what you mean when you say, you never thought you'd be planning another trip to Disney. Way back in 1997, John said he wanted to go to Florida. I couldn't understand why since he's not a beach kinda guy. I said if I was going to Florida, why not go to Disney World. Never ever did I think we'd go back 13 times! It is THE most magical place on Earth for a family with kids.

You guys will be going back very very soon so now that the trip report writing is over, you can concentrate on getting ready to go back!
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226


mickeystoontown is online now  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-27-2009, 01:33 PM   #213
Mickey_Mom
DIS Veteran
 
Mickey_Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 3,359

You're done. But you have to do another one because I very much enjoyed reading along.

At the risk of this sounding like a PTR for your August trip , do you have any ADRs scheduled with the free dining?

I've made note of your best of's and will be trying out a bunch of new things!
Mickey_Mom is offline  
Old 07-27-2009, 06:47 PM   #214
miprender
Michelle Boo Boo
 
miprender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: RI (Home of the Big Blue Bug)
Posts: 4,689

Awe.... another TR over. Actually alot of them that I have been reading are all done.

I have to say April was the nicest time of the year for us too. We also had a horrible New England winter and it was nice to see the sun
(0f course I did not know that would be the only time I saw the sun after that since it has rained for months on end )

Hope you write about you upcoming trip! I'll be watching.
__________________
--- DD10 , DS8 , DS5 , DH, me(Michelle)
FBStore: Mi Creations Trip Years: 1996,1997,2001,2006,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
miprender is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 10:56 AM   #215
Angies1274
DIS Veteran
 
Angies1274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 2,374

Quote:
Originally Posted by dismagiclover View Post
Your trip report is over. Thanks for the final thoughts. Disney is such a magical place I hope you do a TR for your upcoming trip. I'll be looking for it. Have a fabulous trip. I have no doubt you will
Thanks Can't wait!! I'm sure we'll have a wonderful trip!! I mean it's Disney, right? How can you not have a good time there!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeystoontown View Post
I know what you mean when you say, you never thought you'd be planning another trip to Disney. Way back in 1997, John said he wanted to go to Florida. I couldn't understand why since he's not a beach kinda guy. I said if I was going to Florida, why not go to Disney World. Never ever did I think we'd go back 13 times! It is THE most magical place on Earth for a family with kids.

You guys will be going back very very soon so now that the trip report writing is over, you can concentrate on getting ready to go back!
It's so funny because when I was planning last year's trip, it was actually supposed to be our once in life time trip. But we just couldn't resist not heading back because we love it so much!!! Now, we're just kicking ourselves that we didn't go sooner!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickey_Mom View Post
You're done. But you have to do another one because I very much enjoyed reading along.

At the risk of this sounding like a PTR for your August trip , do you have any ADRs scheduled with the free dining?

I've made note of your best of's and will be trying out a bunch of new things!
I'm very sad that it's over!! I had so much fun writing this TR!! I'm glad you enjoyed reading!!

I do have some ADR's scheduled for our August trip, but only 3 because it's such a short trip!! I have a Chef Mickey's lunch, Crystal Palace dinner on our MK night and a Ohana's breakfast on our last morning. Hmmm.....you don't think it's going to be character overload do you? Actually my DP requested that I try and book mostly buffets because my mother has a special diet she must follow and the salad bar on a buffet seems to agree best with her. So excited!! Less than a month now!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by miprender View Post
Awe.... another TR over. Actually alot of them that I have been reading are all done.

I have to say April was the nicest time of the year for us too. We also had a horrible New England winter and it was nice to see the sun
(0f course I did not know that would be the only time I saw the sun after that since it has rained for months on end )

Hope you write about you upcoming trip! I'll be watching.
Thanks for reading!! It's been alot of fun reliving our trip!!
We just love going in April because the weather is just beautiful and it really does help give us something to look forward to during the winter months.

I know how you feel about the rain!! Is the sun ever going to shine this summer??UGH!! It's pretty bad when have to go all the way back to Florida to get a little sun!!
__________________
Angie (me) DH DS14 DS11
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012


Angies1274 is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #216
eandesmom
I'm with Beast
 
eandesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 13,240

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angies1274 View Post
What we accomplished...
So there you have it, those are the attractions/rides that we we were able to accomplish this trip. As I was reading back through my trip report I started thinking that maybe we didn't do as much as I originally thought. So that's what prompted me to make the list. Overall,I think we did get alot done for the amount of time that we were there especially since it was the week after Easter.
you got a ton done, and had fun, that's what counts!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angies1274 View Post
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

JetBlue
We love flying JetBlue!!! I think what we liked most about them is that they offer non-stop flights to Orlando. We love the TV's and the snacks that they provide and for a bunch of nervous flyers like ourselves--trust me all those little distractions help!!!

Pop Century
We were extremely pleased w/ Pop Century. I really like the decor in the value resorts because they just seem so Disney to me, with Disney pictures on the walls and Mickey Mouse on your bed spread. I mean how much more Disney can you get. It definitely makes you feel like you are in the middle of the magic!!

Magic Kingdom
Ahhh....what can I say about Magic Kingdom. We love everything about this park!! There is just something about seeing the castle that always puts a smile on my face and tear in my eye--very magical. This trip as I've said before I wish we would have slowed down and just soaked up everything, especially in Magic Kingdom where there are so many hidden treasures in every corner of the park.
Best Ride-- BTMR! Even with the whole getting stuck thing. It just so much fun watching the boys faces on this ride!! They love it!!
Biggest Surprise on a ride-- Definitely getting Soaked on Splash Mountain! Everything I read said you would get a little wet...hmmm...
Ride we didn't expect to enjoy so much-- Jungle Cruise! After reading how dated the ride was and how corny the jokes are, we almost skipped it. Glad we didn't though because it was a lot of fun!
Best Counter-Service-- Columbia Harbour House!! I thought it was definitely the best of the trip!! Probably because it was such a change from burgers and fries….Oh..and the upstairs seating is the best!!
Best Snack-- Mickey bar ice cream! Then again I haven't tried the Dole Whip yet so that may change!
Okay, no worst in this parks...well.. maybe except all the crowds while watching SpectroMagic.

EPCOT
We had a great time in Epcot this trip. I'm really glad we were able to spread it out over 2 days though because this park really seems to do us in. This time we have come up with a plan!! We are going to only do Future World in the morning and just WS at night! Hmmm....I don't know why I didn't think of this before. Oh well.. Maybe we won't get so tired out trying to conquer everything at once...
Best Ride-- Soarin'!! I love this ride!! So much better than I expected, however I'm sure if I asked the boys they would say Test Track.
Most Unexpected Moment-- Figment (big puff of air at the end) For a fairly tame ride, that part really freaked the boys out!!
Sad we missed-- Spaceship Earth!! I mean we only passed by this ride a ton of times but just never went inside.
Biggest Disappointment-- Well....actually none!! We love this park too! I guess I was just disappointed that I didn't take more pictures in this park.

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Last year, when we visited this park I have to say it wasn't my most favorite park and we actually almost skipped it this year!! WHAT!!?! I know...I know.. but last year we didn't arrive until late afternoon, it was so crowded and so hot and the lines were too long!! We spent maybe a couple hours looking around and then left. This year I did more research on the park and decided we would definitely try to get there at park opening to ride as many rides as we could. Our original plan did actually include TOT and Rock-n-Roller Coaster but DS9 chickened out (poor kid) and DS6 decided he didn't want to ride without his big brother…ahhh….But despite that minor disappointment...we were off to change our mind about this park...and it worked!!
Best Ride-- Toy Story Mania!! Too short but such a fun ride!!
Best Show-- Lights, Motor, Action!! Definitely fun for the boys, with all the explosions and cars.
Best experience-- Okay..maybe not an experience but we had some pretty awesome rain karma at this park. But, seriously I would say it was seeing Block Party Bash..
Worst thing about this park-- Worst?? Well..just that the layout seems kind of strange to us.. since I seem to have no sense of direction anyways we seemed to get lost a lot in this park!!

Animal Kingdom
Finally Animal Kingdom....I'm so glad we were able to spend more time in this park this year. Especially being able to explore all the trails around the Tree of Life--something I think you should definitely do at least once!! Glad to have finally located the Boneyard for the boys!!We enjoyed seeing more animals on Killimanjaro Safaris. (although I didn't get the best pictures. or at least not as good as on other's TR's.) Oh well.... I will do better next trip!!!
Best Ride-- Killimanjaro Safaris---hmmm...is this considered a ride?? I'm sure the boys will say Primeval Whirl!! (Can't wait until EE in August!!)
Best Show-- Finding Nemo the Musical!! We love this show but...with all the good things I hear about FOTLK. Who knows how I will feel when we come back in August?
Favorite Animal that we saw!! Giraffe!! w/ the Lion a very close second!!
Worst Animal The snake we saw or umm...I saw at Conservation Station.
Biggest Disappointment Not for the food which was yummy!! But for the experience with the birds while we were eating, would be Flame Tree Barbecue. It was just hard to enjoy our meal when they were always lurking around…..

Quick Service Plan
I'm very confused about this. After reading back through my report it seems like I am saying I liked the plan but then the next time I'm saying I didn't. It's just that there was alot we did like about the plan, mostly the convenience, and all the snack credits you get-wow!! But, then looking over last year's pictures I was sad that we didn't get to experience more Character meals, or even just sit-down meals after a busy day at the parks. Would we use it again...hmmm....I honestly don't know? I guess it would depend how much park touring we wanted to do?

Next Trip-
As you all know, our next trip is....next month!!YAY!! I can't believe it!! I would have never thought it a million years we would be going back again so soon!! But when my father agreed I knew I had to say Yes!! My father changes his mind so quickly!! (sorry dad) My parent's have had some health problems in the past so this was really important for us do and they are so excited!! Well....if they can get over their fear of flying for the first time!! They are both a nervous wreck!! I've been trying to calm their fears and hopefully it's been working…. So anyways, we can't wait to go back!! Truly a dream come true for them too.

Thanks again for reading!!! Bye

What a great summary and how wonderful your trip is so close! I hear you on the layout of DHS, it always feels disjointed to me, even though we really like it. I hope you do another TR, I've really enjoyed this one!
eandesmom is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 07:41 PM   #217
Angies1274
DIS Veteran
 
Angies1274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 2,374

Quote:
Originally Posted by eandesmom View Post
you got a ton done, and had fun, that's what counts!

What a great summary and how wonderful your trip is so close! I hear you on the layout of DHS, it always feels disjointed to me, even though we really like it. I hope you do another TR, I've really enjoyed this one!
I agree-- even if we had only gotten half of that list accomplished, I still would have been happy because we had such fun spending time together!! and the fact that we were at Disney was just icing on the cake!!

Thanks! We are so excited for our August trip!! Can't wait. I'm glad you enjoyed reading!! It was sooooo much fun writing!!
__________________
Angie (me) DH DS14 DS11
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012


Angies1274 is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 08:06 PM   #218
ellajeansmom
Mouseketeer
 
ellajeansmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 375

An excellent report I'm really sad its all done

You did so many things and found so many new things to enjoy, and now a whole list more of new things to try in a few weeks

Can't wait for the August trip report have a fabulous time!!
ellajeansmom is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 08:15 PM   #219
cjackearl
DIS Veteran
 
cjackearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 1,909

How did I miss posting? Aw, I'm sad you're TR is over, it was so much fun to read. BUT you're promising to write another one, right? I'm so excited for your upcoming trip and hope you'll share all of the details with the rest of us. Thanks for the summary, that was really neat.
__________________
cjackearl is offline  
Old 07-29-2009, 08:11 AM   #220
Angies1274
DIS Veteran
 
Angies1274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 2,374

Quote:
Originally Posted by ellajeansmom View Post
An excellent report I'm really sad its all done

You did so many things and found so many new things to enjoy, and now a whole list more of new things to try in a few weeks

Can't wait for the August trip report have a fabulous time!!
Thanks We had a wonderful trip!! I was surprised after making the list, because we got much more accomplished than I thought. We can't wait to go back, because as you said there are so many new things we want to see!! That's what's so great about Disney, it always feels like a completely new experience every time you go.
Thanks again for reading!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjackearl View Post
How did I miss posting? Aw, I'm sad you're TR is over, it was so much fun to read. BUT you're promising to write another one, right? I'm so excited for your upcoming trip and hope you'll share all of the details with the rest of us. Thanks for the summary, that was really neat.
I'm sad too. I had such fun writing this TR!! I'm glad you enjoyed it!! (I'm enjoying yours too!!!) We are so excited for our August trip--only 25 days to go!! I'm hoping to write a TR for that trip too, as long as school doesn't get in the way. I start the week after we come back from our trip...hmm. I'm sure I should be able to squeeze some time in.
Thanks for reading!!!
__________________
Angie (me) DH DS14 DS11
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012


Angies1274 is offline  
Old 07-29-2009, 01:38 PM   #221
mommytothreeboys
DIS Veteran
 
mommytothreeboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 3,444

Hi Angie! I'm so sad you are done with your TR and that I missed being a part of your final few posts. Oh well, I finished and now can't wait to read your next one!

Can you believe you are going again so soon!!?? JEALOUS!! We also love April trips so I'll be excited to hear your thoughts about August.

Great pics and Final Thoughts! This was a great report and you have a fabulous family!

See you over on my TR! And...of course when you start your new one!
mommytothreeboys is offline  
Old 07-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #222
Angies1274
DIS Veteran
 
Angies1274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 2,374

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommytothreeboys View Post
Hi Angie! I'm so sad you are done with your TR and that I missed being a part of your final few posts. Oh well, I finished and now can't wait to read your next one!

Can you believe you are going again so soon!!?? JEALOUS!! We also love April trips so I'll be excited to hear your thoughts about August.

Great pics and Final Thoughts! This was a great report and you have a fabulous family!

See you over on my TR! And...of course when you start your new one!
Hi Missy!!! Ahhh....I'm sad too that my TR is over!! Don't worry about not being around for the last few posts, I know you have been really busy lately.

I'm very excited to be going back so soon!! Can you tell??? I have to admit, I'm a little worried about how hot it's going to be. Since as you know, April weather is usually so beautiful!

Thanks for reading!! I had a blast reliving our trip!! Such great memories!!

I'll see you over on your TR!!!
__________________
Angie (me) DH DS14 DS11
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012


Angies1274 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
In Search of My Body - Not the One I Ate... Vol. 6: Goddesses just want to have fun goofyfan-12 W.I.S.H 2993 09-10-2009 05:22 PM
Chunkymonkey + Chubbyhubby's Mem day weekend at WDW = Updated Day III part 3 chunkymonkey Completed Trip Reports 102 08-06-2009 12:57 PM
Birthday Fun Card--Late Pick-up?? whamma Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 8 06-07-2009 12:07 AM
May Fun, Fun, Fun at the Boardwalk - Updated P.5 Going Home - The End ClareH37 Completed Trip Reports 78 06-05-2009 03:59 PM
Just for Fun - Orlando Magic to the NBA FInals! jsrj21 The DIS Unplugged Podcast 9 06-04-2009 12:13 AM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18 PM.

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

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