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Old 10-02-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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Our Family's 2nd Trip to Disney World-Pre-Trippie

Hello Everyone!!!!

Thank you for joining my pre-trip report!!! You are all in for a long ride- as we are looking at going back to WDW sometime in September 2010- maybe even the last week of August.

First, let me introduce you to my wonderful family. First there is me, my name is Janine. I plan all of our trips and love everything Disney.

DH- Bill- goes along for the ride. I took him and DS to WDW August of last year. We ended up in Tropical Storm Fay and it rained constantly the whole 4 days is there. At one point on the shuttle bus he said "Disney World, where misery is made". Talk about wanting to crawl under my seat!!! I think he secretly likes Disney though

DS-Austin- my little 3 year old (soon to be 4) little man. He loves everything Disney as well. He was 2 and 1/2 when we took him last year, and surprisingly remembers alot. He continuously asks me "When are we going back to Disneyworld Mommy?". I can't wait for us to take him back!!!!

I started my trip report (my very first pre-trippie, thank-you, thank-you) because I needed a pre-start on that Disney Magic. Sharing information and stories with others just brings it out even better. Its like living in a fantasy world.

Anyway, I have been thinking alot of how I want to plan our next trip. First of all, everything is depending on free dining or not next year. If we are able to get free dining- we are going to stay 6 days/5 nights Mon-Sat. If not, we are going to stay 4 days/3 nights Tues-Friday. I have used both the regular ddp and QSDP- and we will DEFINITELY be taking the QSDP. I love the free mugs, I love the 2 snack credits, I love going to eat at my own convenience, I love not having to spend so much extra money on tips, I just plain love the QSDP:loves truc

On to the hotel. Last August we stayed at ASMO and loved it. Austin was really into 101 Dalmations at the time, so we went preferred and requested the Dalmation building. I recently went to WDW in June with some gf's from my work for a few days and stayed at POP. I think we will be booking at POP Century for our next trip because I believe Bill will love all of the POP culture, and Austin will love all of the huge icons!!!! I am going to book non-preferred this time, but request the 60's building

Parks. We will definitely be doing the park hopper-so worth it. I love going to one park for Early EMH, and ending the night in another park with fireworks.

So, that is everything so far. It won't feel "official" until I shell out the $200.00 for the deposit, but at least I know what I want to do. f

When we went in August of last year- I booked in February I believe. And I booked our plane tickets as well. I think I am going to wait a little bit this time because Spirit Airlines has really been coming up with some great deals!!!

Well, thats all for now. Stay tuned for my next post on our 1st Disney Night.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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I'm first, I'm first!!!!!

Woo Hoo, I'm the first to reply!! I'm so excited we'll be waiting together until we go back to Disney next year!!! I hope you change your mind and do go with the last week of August, that's when we'll be there and we can have a Dis Meet

Can't wait to hear about your first Disney night, we will be having our first one on Sunday. It's Pirates
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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Hello! Janine!!
followed you from Pam's PTR! signing on so we can all plan and have some fun together!
our family is going back in NOV 2010! so two months after you
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:56 AM   #4
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Hey, Connie, glad you're here too, we're all going to have FUN together waiting to go to Disney World!!!!

When I had my PTR going for May, quite a few of us talked everyday through the disboards and became very close. I'm excited to have some new 2010 friends too.
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Woo Hoo, I'm the first to reply!! I'm so excited we'll be waiting together until we go back to Disney next year!!! I hope you change your mind and do go with the last week of August, that's when we'll be there and we can have a Dis Meet

Can't wait to hear about your first Disney night, we will be having our first one on Sunday. It's Pirates
So glad you joined in. I feel "official" now that I have some people on my page

I read about your upcoming Disney night- and I think that having tacos like from El Pirata y El Perico is the best idea ever (I might have to copy that one). I love that restaurant. I went on my girls trip in June, and cannot wait to take Austin and Bill there for the first time (tacos are our favorite!!).
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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Hello! Janine!!
followed you from Pam's PTR! signing on so we can all plan and have some fun together!
our family is going back in NOV 2010! so two months after you
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Hi Connie!

Glad you joined my pre-trippie!!!!

Although my ticker has an official date- we still have not set one. It all depends on when they offer free dining again end of summer/beginning of fall. You, Pam, and I, and whoever else joins my PTR are going to have the best time planning our trips!!!!.
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:40 PM   #7
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Okay, so today I went out to do the usual weekly shopping- Wal * Mart, Shoprite, etc. Bill and I had originally made plans to take Austin to see Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D for the 7pm showing tonight- but somehow I talked myself out of it

The tickets are 13.50/per adult and 10.50 per child- thats about 40.00. Not including popcorn a and drinks- about another 20.00 bucks. So, even though I was really in the mood for a large coke and a bucket of greasy buttery popcorn, I decided to read the reviews on the movie to see if it was worth it or not. Sadly, it got mixed reviews and alot of people are saying that there aren't that many 3D features. Has anyone seen this yet, and if so, can you please tell me if it was worth it?

Well, I think I am off to make dinner. Pam's taco night was sounding really good, but I don't have any hamburger meat laid out. I think I am going to make cheesesteaks and cheese fries.

I'll be back on later tonight
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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HI! Janine
you need to join me on my PTR, too! so we can really make it a trio
the link is in my siggie...
we have dates; but, we are not booked as of yet!
Have a great evening!
will check in tomorrow night!!!!
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HI! Janine
you need to join me on my PTR, too! so we can really make it a trio
the link is in my siggie...
we have dates; but, we are not booked as of yet!
Have a great evening!
will check in tomorrow night!!!!
Hi Connie!

I joined your PTR!! Your son is adorable- he is the same age as my Austin.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:47 PM   #10
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Okay, so it's 12:30 am and I am still messing around on here. Mainly because of the fact that I was just on AllEars.net looking at all of the dining menus in WDW It was totally making me hungry!!!

So, I know it is a little early (hey it's never too early to dream about Disney right ?) but I was sitting here thinking about the places we are going to eat. We are DEFINITELY going with the QSDP- no if's and's or but's about it!!!!! So, for those of you who are interested- here are my choices:

Magic Kindgom-
El Pirata y El Perico (have eaten here-love it!)

Pecos Bill's (never tried, but walked in back in June by myself during EMH night when the rest of my gf's bailed out and went back to the hotel- I will tell you guys about this trip sometime)

Cosmic Rays- (never tried, but looks like a yummy menu!)

Aloha Isle- (would like to stop by for one of those Citrus Swirls or Dole Whips- they sound sooooo good has anyone tried either )

Animal Kingdom-Flame Tree Barbeque- (Everyone seems to rave about this place, and the menu sounds delicious- I love BBQ'ed stuff!!)

Pizzafari- (went here on my June trip with the girls- It was absolutely adorable and the pizza was good)

Hollywood Studios-
Toy Story Pizza Planet (Love it Love it Love it- and we LOVE Toy Story! We went here last August- so adorably themed, and great pizza/salad!)

Epcot-

Liberty Inn- (Bill likes Roast Beef N' Cheddar Sandwiches, so I think we'll give this one a try- anyone ever been here?)

Cantina de San Angel- (never been here either- any suggestions?)


We will probably be doing our breakfasts at the hotel (we plan to go to Pop Century or ASMu). The rest of our meals that we don't eat in the parks, we are going to eat at the hotel- they have a great selection and big portions.

Lets just all keep our fingers crossed on the free dining plan nextaugust/september!!!


Okay, I don't think my eyes can take much more, I am going to bed!!!
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Hi! Janine
we are just getting in from a night on the town...it was nice I haven't been out much w/o Ashton (A/K/A Peter Pan).

Thank you for the complimant on Ashton!
we did CS (OOP) our trip in May-no sit downs!!
we ate at the resort ASSp most nights!!
I love Cosmic Rays --to me it has excellant prices and the food selection is really good!
I have not eaten at any of the other places you mentioned although San Angel looks good! from the menu I have seen.
I did the same thing I knew the menus and where we should eat for every park!! when we went in May...Danny, Gwendolyn, and Dayne thought I had lost it...but, they sure did appreciate it when we got there!

Later, need to get to bed it is 12:04 here and I need to get up at 5:00 to get Chloe!

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Hey, your restaurant choices look great to me. Those are pretty much all of the ones I want to eat at as well. Obviously we LOVED El Pirata y el Perico. That was our favorite. The food courts at the All Stars were great too. And Pizzafari was another favorite. I heard Flame tree barbecue was good too, I would like to try that next time as well. Toy Story Pizza Planet was awesome too, cause we are Toy Story fans.

I didn't come on last night, but I am usually on around 12:30am too, that's when I get in from work and I , like you, usually have to tell my self to STOP and go to bed.
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Hey! I'll hop on to read. I look forward to what goes on in the time between now and the trip.

We brought the boys to watch TS1&2 yesterday in 3D. The boys loved it! TS2 was the better 3D movie. A lot more of the movie lent itself to the 3D addition. We went to the 10AM showing. It was $8 for each of us.
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Thank-you for joining my PTR Brave Teacher!

Thanks for the info regarding TS1 and 2. It is still up in the air, we have two weeks, so we may or may not go

I look forward to reading your PTR too!!
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Hey, your restaurant choices look great to me. Those are pretty much all of the ones I want to eat at as well. Obviously we LOVED El Pirata y el Perico. That was our favorite. The food courts at the All Stars were great too. And Pizzafari was another favorite. I heard Flame tree barbecue was good too, I would like to try that next time as well. Toy Story Pizza Planet was awesome too, cause we are Toy Story fans.

I didn't come on last night, but I am usually on around 12:30am too, that's when I get in from work and I , like you, usually have to tell my self to STOP and go to bed.
Thanks! Flame Tree Barbecue is definitely on my must do list next time. I really cannot wait!!!! I really try to mix it up with the QSDP so we are not eating the same thing all of the time- even though I really like the pizza in WDW I am partial to my favs like El Pirata y el Perico and Pizza Planet, but I am all for adding some new QS restaurants to my list.
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