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Old 08-09-2009, 02:47 PM   #31
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I called Disney this morning to see if I could add my room requests to my reservation. A very helpful gal named Primrose answered my call right away and put them in for me, hopefully in the right order. You see, I was rather specific:

1.) Upper level room
2.) King sized bed
3.) 50's Section
4.) Facing Lake

After she put my notes in, she told me that if I upgraded to a preferred room, I'd be closer to the bus/food court/pools, blah blah blah. I think they might be required to go through that spiel. But she didn't push me to upgrade. She just informed me I could, so I was happy.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:21 PM   #32
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I added a picture of DH and I at our wedding on the first post of the topic. DH dragged out the suitcases for me today... Packing has begun! When I travel, I always create a master packing list that includes everything. I'm always afraid I'll forget something on my way there or on my way back. Checking every single item off the lists helps alleviate that fear. DH didn't quite get it, though.

"Honey, I made us a packing list for our Disney trip. Can you make sure all of your stuff is on there too?"
"Huh? You put my stuff on there?
"Yes, I put *everything* on there."
"Why do I need a packing list?"
"I don't want to forget something and then have to pay for a taxi to take us to the store or buy overpriced stuff at Disney."
"..."
"Can you just make sure I'm not missing any of your stuff please?"

So, he takes the list. I explain to him my elaborate sorting system, in which I sort it all into the checked bag, each of our personal items, and each of our carry on bags. I also show him the spot where I list what we'll be wearing on the flight so I know *exactly* how many shirts, pants, etc. we have for laundry purposes.

"Honey, you didn't list underwear."
"What? Yes I did. Right there. 1 pair in your carry on and 5 pairs in your checked bag."
"No, I mean, you didn't say we'd be wearing underwear on the flight."
"..."
"I'm just saying."

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I added underwear.
I love this conversation! I am going to show this post to DH, he thinks MY obsessive planning is bad! Now I feel justified in starting my own packing... *runs off to drag out suitcases*
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #33
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Oh yeah, tell him you're nothing compared to me. LOL! It's probably true.

Here is my packing list:

CHECKED BAG
GENERAL
  • Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Power Strip
  • First Aid Kit
  • Scissors
  • Quart Sized Ziplocs
  • Permanent Marker
  • Tape
  • Safety Pins
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Sunblock
  • Lotion
  • Aloe Vera
  • Sudafed
  • Zantac
  • Zyrtec
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Laundry Bag
  • Laundry Soap
  • Stain Stick
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Pillow

HERS
  • 3 tops (red, lace, floral---in all my list making, I have given my various tops titles, so I don't have to write "the blue wrap top with the black lace")
  • 2 pair shorts (tan, other---other means I need to buy another pair, haha)
  • 2 bras
  • 5 pair underwear
  • 5 pair socks
  • 1 pair shoes

TOILETRIES
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razor
  • Razor Blades
  • Deodorant
  • Face Wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Toner
  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Primer
  • Eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Blush
  • Brushes
  • Lipliner
  • Q-Tips
  • Cotton Balls
  • Tweezers
  • Hair Gel
  • Body Spray
  • Hair Ties
  • Floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Make Up Remover

(I know I have a heck of a lot of make up... I probably won't use any of it)

HIS
  • 3 tops
  • 2 pair shorts
  • 5 pair underwear
  • 5 pair socks
  • 1 pair shoes

TOILETRIES
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Cologne

(notice how his list is much smaller?)

CARRY ONS
ON PERSON
HIS
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 1 top
  • 1 pair underwear <---this is what I added! ha!
  • 1 belt
  • 1 pair walking shoes
  • 1 jacket

HERS
  • 1 pair capris
  • 1 top (purple)
  • 1 pair underwear
  • 1 bra
  • 1 pair walking shoes
  • 1 jacket
  • Necklace
  • Earrings

LIQUIDS
  • Purell
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunblock
  • Deodorant (his)
  • Deodorant (hers)
  • Lipgloss
  • Chapstick

HER SUITCASE
  • Laptop in green sleeve
  • Laptop Charger
  • Mouse
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • iPod cable
  • Card reader
  • 1 top (brown)
  • 1 pair shorts (white)
  • 1 pair underwear
  • 1 pair socks
  • 1 pair pajamas
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair sandals
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush
  • Pin Lanyard
HER PURSE
  • Photo ID
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • MNSSHP Tickets
  • ME Booklet
  • Itineraries
  • Confirmation #s
  • Plane Tickets
  • Cell Phone
  • iPod
  • Headphones
  • Gum
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Advil
  • Notebook
  • Tip Envelopes
  • Pen
  • Tissue
  • Highlighter
  • Wallet
  • Blotting Papers
  • Book
  • Hair Ties

HIS BACKPACK
  • Photo ID
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • Cell Phone
  • iPod
  • Headphones
  • Gum
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Memory cards
  • Camcorder
  • Tapes
  • Batteries
  • Book

HIS DUFFEL BAG
  • Laptop
  • Laptop Charger
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • iPod Cable
  • 1 top
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 1 pair underwear
  • 1 pair socks
  • 1 pair pajamas
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair sandals
  • Toothbrush
  • Mister Fan
  • Crystal Light
  • Water Bottle
  • 2 Ponchos

PARK BAGS
HER PURSE
  • Photo ID
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • MNSSHP Tickets
  • ME Booklet
  • Itineraries
  • Confirmation #s
  • Cell Phone
  • Gum
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Advil
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Tissue
  • Highlighter
  • Wallet
  • Hair Ties
  • Purell
  • Lipgloss
  • Pin Lanyard

HIS BACKPACK
  • Photo ID
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • Cell Phone
  • Gum
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Camcorder
  • Batteries
  • Mister Fan
  • Crystal Light
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunblock
  • 2 Ponchos
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes

I find that dividing things into bags really helps me figure things out. I even have smaller bags within the checked suitcase. We have a toiletries/med bag and a back with all of our writing stuff, scissors, etc. This list is missing a few things that I threw in as well. I have a printed version with lines for extra items. I always make a list of absolutely everything that's in the bag so I know nothing gets lost, stolen, or left behind.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:05 PM   #34
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Pictures galore!

Another wedding photo:



This is me getting fed up with my DH (FI at the time) goofing off while we were trying to get engagement photos:



Before we were engaged. DH and I are nerds. That's my Google apron:



And now, old Disneyland pictures!

My cousin and I hugging Mickey. You can see my younger cousin crying because she was afraid of characters. Her mom is holding her. I'm the dark haired one:



This isn't Disneyland, but I HAD to share. I guess I didn't like kiddie rides when I was little!



Our next trip to Disneyland. Cousin is no longer crying. I'm the middle. The littlest one with her eyes closed is my little sister.



I drew a honey pot in my autograph book and Pooh didn't understand that it wasn't real:



And last, but definitely not least we have the infamous Splash Mountain picture in which my cousin, my sister and I are all making the Splash Mountain face---which I STILL make when I ride that ride!

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Old 08-09-2009, 10:43 PM   #35
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Hello . Joining in on your PTR. You sound a lot like me when it comes to planning. I have lists everywhere.

So cool that you will be at Chefs de France the same night at me (I have a 5:30 ADR) Maybe we will see each other.
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Good trip report. I think you are about as OCD as me. I start packing very soon.
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I love the old pics, my fav is the one with Pooh, very sweet!

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Old 08-10-2009, 04:44 PM   #38
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Flight and tour booked! Ebeneezer is an awesome cm!

My dad owns a computer repair business and he told my old PC yesterday to the tune of enough $$ to book the flight and pay for the Keys to the Kingdom Tour!!

I called to book the tour and got a fantastic CM named Ebeneezer. He was so funny and helpful. I mentioned that the tour was a surprise for my husband and he made sure to put a note in there so if there are any problems, the Disney rep that calls will ask for me and not for him. While he was doing so, he made sure that my ADRs were all correct and asked me if he could help me with anything else. I asked if he could put in a note to make sure the people at WCC mess with DH, and he said, "Just get up and go to the bathroom and tell the manager to lay it on him." He also said to ask for a little water. Never heard that one before, so I will have DH ask! I made sure to stay on the line after the call for the survey. Everything was EXCELLENT!

I am SOOOOO EXCITED! We have the perfect flight and the tour! DH is going to be so shocked!
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:08 PM   #39
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Medieval Times and CODE NAMES!

I also bought Medieval Times tickets through Undercover Tourist today. I want to tell DH really badly, but I WILL hold out.

In fact, I've given my two surprises code names in the Itinerary.

On the night we're seeing Medieval Times, we're going to Hoop Dee Doo. Wink Wink.

On the day we have to show up at MK at 8:30am for KTTK, we're going to "breakfast" at Crystal Palace. Don't worry. I'll put granola bars in my purse so poor DH doesn't go hungry.
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Yay, another West Coaster!!!

We are staying at Pop from the 15th to the 28th! And we are doing the MNSSHP on the 22nd also... ANd having dinner at LTT that night too!

I don't know what flight you were looking at for the morning of the 15th but it sure sounds like the one we are taking! lol

We did the red eye last year and while it was nice to get there so early in the morning, the kids didn't sleep well on the plane, and if your kids are not sleeping, then you are not sleeping... If it was just DH and I though, I would do it in a heartbeat!

Plans look like fun and I am sure your DH will love the surprises!!
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Yay, another West Coaster!!!

We are staying at Pop from the 15th to the 28th! And we are doing the MNSSHP on the 22nd also... ANd having dinner at LTT that night too!

I don't know what flight you were looking at for the morning of the 15th but it sure sounds like the one we are taking! lol

We did the red eye last year and while it was nice to get there so early in the morning, the kids didn't sleep well on the plane, and if your kids are not sleeping, then you are not sleeping... If it was just DH and I though, I would do it in a heartbeat!

Plans look like fun and I am sure your DH will love the surprises!!
We took a red eye last time we visited Disney and I took one last September to DC as well. I typically dislike them. But if it means I can arrive at 11am instead of 5pm, I'm all for it! They're tough on kids though. I sat next to a poor woman with a crying 2 year old for half of the flight to DC. I don't think I got sleep for 48 hours on that trip. Although the nice thing about red eye flights when you're on the west coast is that you'll usually get tired when it's time to go to bed local time, despite the fact that it's dinner time at home.

Are you guys from Portland?
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We took a red eye last time we visited Disney and I took one last September to DC as well. I typically dislike them. But if it means I can arrive at 11am instead of 5pm, I'm all for it! They're tough on kids though. I sat next to a poor woman with a crying 2 year old for half of the flight to DC. I don't think I got sleep for 48 hours on that trip. Although the nice thing about red eye flights when you're on the west coast is that you'll usually get tired when it's time to go to bed local time, despite the fact that it's dinner time at home.

Are you guys from Portland?

We are actually in Salem... Only an hour from PDX though... We are debating staying at a hotel the night before or just having our friend drive us up at 3 am for our flight... It's not like I will be able to sleep anyways... Our friend wants to just drive us so we don't have to pay for parking and the hotel, but we will see...
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How many cases of water?

We are going to have water shipped to Pop from Costco, however, I'm debating about how much. We drink bottled water at home and I can't stand the taste of tap water. The water from Costco comes in a 24 pack, so that's 12 each for 9 days. That's not much. Maybe I should get two. Then we each have 24. That's at least one to take to the park each day and one for evening.

Thoughts?
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Definately get two cases. If you have any leftover, you can always pass it along to someone who looks like they are checking in as you are leaving.
We had 3 cases for our party of 9 in June. It was 100º hot. We went thru the 3 cases in 4 days!
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I think we will get two cases. Although the OCD monster in me is telling me to get 3 cases because 72 is divisible by 9 and then we will each have exactly 4 bottles of water per day instead of 2.66. BUT we will not be returning to the hotel in the afternoon and we will not want to lug around 3 bottles of water in each of our bags, KWIM? Having one to take to the park and one for evenings at the hotel will be nice.

Our luggage tags arrived in the mail yesterday, as well as the Medieval Times tickets from Undercover Tourist! I called up MT and reserved our date while DH was in the other room. I felt very sneaky. It occurred to me that I didn't select seats when I booked our flights on Hotwire. I think I better call the airline to make sure we're not sitting in front of the bathrooms.

Big thank you to Alyssa810, who is supplying my DH with a free Pin Lanyard. I asked him if he wanted to do pin trading and he shrugged and said sure. Isn't that incredible? He's still insisting that he's not going to ride small world, but I've got news for him. I told him I would ride Big Thunder Mtn if he rides small world with me. He's still not sure.

Looking at pin lanyards is dangerous. I really want a pirate one. I won a YOMD lanyard on our last trip. It was kind of funny, because my mom and I had said we would only do pin trading if we won a lanyard for free---and we did right as we got off Mission Space! Shortly after that, I hopped in the single rider line at Test Track. There was a little girl in front of me with a princess lanyard and we talked about pins. She asked me if I wanted to trade, but the only pins I had were the two YOMD pins, and I wanted to keep them. After we got off the ride, she insisted on giving me one of her princess pins. I stood there in shock for a few moments afterward and chased her down to give her one of the YOMD pins. Later on, I saw the same pin on a CM's lanyard and got it back. I was really glad that I gave that pin away, though. I felt like a horrible person when that little girl gave me her princess pin!
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