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Old 09-16-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Arrow SURPRISE trip for my girlfriend (Disney/Universal newbie!) + Halloween Horror Nights!

Wow, am I stoked about this.... I'm 27, my GF is 24. She's never been to Disney or the Universal parks! I've been to Disneyland a few times and to WDW a few times (last time in 2006) and have such good memories at both -- first time I'll be taking someone I'm dating there so can't wait to share it with her. Also, she has NO idea we are going on vacation. She loves surprises though and I rarely tell her where we're going when I take her out... haha. Like I said, she's never been to any Disney/Universal park and mentioned she would love to go but I never hinted we would.

So, here's the basics so far:

Trip will be 10/25 Sunday - 11/03 Tuesday.

Already rented DVC reservation for Animal Kingdom Lodge from a forum member here for 10/25-10/30 (definitely the way to do it to save $ while staying deluxe.) Never been to AKL but it looks awesome.
Looking for another DVC reservation for the rest of the trip, if not, I'll book a room at CBR. Would LOVE to stay on the Boardwalk but I hear almost everything is sold out for DVC studios.

Here's the very basic plan so far.
10/25 - First day, probably take it easy and have dinner at Boma and go to Pleasure Island.
10/26-10/29 - Disney Parks, including Blizzard Beach
10/30-10/31 - Universal/IOA and Halloween Horror Nights
11/01-11/02 - Flexible... Might go back to her favorites.

A couple surprises in store:
-Going to do the Segway tour at EPCOT. I've done it before, but she's never been on a Segway.
-Already booked a R.I.P. tour at Halloween Horror Nights for Halloween night -- expensive, but provides front of line access to all 8 haunted houses and VIP seating for their Bill & Ted show. This I think will be one of the highlights; I went with my family a few years ago and had an Express pass, but the VIP tour should be memorable. I was surprised it wasn't sold out yet since it's the last day of the event, on Halloween, and falls on a Saturday.
-Our last night there, I'll take her to the California Grill for the Wishes Fireworks.

Still getting the details worked on but wanted to share since I'm pretty excited to go! Here's a couple pics of us to start things off:

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