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Old 01-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Doin it in Style @ The Poly! September 2010 Here we Come!!!

Gosh that title took me forever to think of, not even sure if I like it still

Hello and Welcome to my (or our as DF will be popping in and out from time to time) PTR for our third, second first trip to the World! Confused? Let me explain.

We first discovered the magic together (DF had been 13yrs before, but that doesn't count in my book) in September of 2007 where we immediately fell in love and had the time of our lives

So after a fantastic trip the year before, we decided what could be better than celebrating Christmas 2008 early at WDW? We researched and found that the first two weeks of Dec were supposed to be quite! Wrong!!! It was so crowded, all resorts were near full to capacity, not to mention I had the stinky rotten flu, thereby making this second trip not so magical

So now we are hoping that the third times the charm and have decided to recreate our first trip by pretending its our first ever vacation at Disney

Oh my! Where are my manners, I haven't even introduced ourselves.

This is me:


Stefy, I'm 24 this year (boo) and love everything Disney.

My fav Character is Stitch because he is just too cool and too cute.
My fav Princess is Belle.
My fav park is MK (but Epcot comes a close second)

Thats enough about me, now time to introduce the love of my life



DF Dave, he's 25 this year (lucky so and so gets to celebrate his birthday at the World, again!) and is also a Disney fanatic.

His fav Character is Goofy
His fav park is MK as he says that that is what Disney is all about, that and PhilharMagic (his fav ride).

This is us in 2007


and 2008


So thats the introductions out of the way. Hope you still here

So after uhm-ing and ah-ing and yes-ing and no-ing, we decided to book our "third" trip for September/October 2010. The official dates are 29th September to 14th October.

Flights have been booked, flying with Virgin going Premium Economy (love flying PE, so worth the extra money if you get to fly in the Bubble).

There was much deliberation over where we should stay, as UK Disney had not released any offers for September 2010. So we thought why not stay at a deluxe, as on our previous trips we stayed at CBR and CSR (Loved CBR, CSR not so much). So AKL was the first option, as we both loved the resort and the theme, not to mention it was the cheapest deluxe option available. Then free dining came out and we priced up AKL again, but noticed that the Poly was working out at a good deal because of FD (this is one of our fav resorts). Ecstatically happy and pleased with ourselves we decided to go for it. So now we are staying for 14 glorious nights and are counting down the days til we get there.

Next Dining.

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Old 01-23-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
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Dining

With free dining, we weighed up our options of upgrading to the Deluxe Dining Plan and thought, screw it lets go for it. So now we have 42 credits, counter or table, at our disposal for the whole duration of the trip

Being the obsessive planner that I am, we have already narrowed down dinner for the first 13 nights. We want to eat off property another night when we go to US/IoA

Here are the restaurants we are hoping to get ADR's for:

Kona Cafe - PR - 1TS - Breakfast
Ohana Best Friend Breakfast - PR - 1TS
Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus - Epcot: Norway - 1TS - Breakfast
Crystal Palace - MK - 1TS - Breakfast


Donalds Safari Breakfast - AK - 1TS
Whispering Canyon Cafe - WL - 1TS - Lunch
Kona Cafe - PR - 1TS - Lunch
Grand Floridian Cafe - GF - 1TS - Lunch
Nine Dragons - Epcot: China - 1TS - Lunch


Boma - AKL- 1TS - Dinner
Jiko - AKL - 2TS - Dinner
Cali Grill - CR - 2TS - Dinner
Narcoossee's - GF - 2TS - Dinner
Yachtsmans Steakhouse - YC - 2TS - Dinner
Kona Cafe - PR - 1TS - Dinner
Ohana - PR - 1TS - Dinner
Coral Reef - Epcot: Future World - 1TS - Dinner
Rose and Crown - Epcot: UK - 1TS - Dinner
Teppan Edo - Epcot: Japan - 1TS - Dinner
Tutto Italia - Epcot: Italy - 1TS - Dinner
Cinderellas Royal Table - MK - 2TS - Dinner
Le Cellier - Epcot: Canada - 1TS - Dinner
Sannaa - AKL - 1TS - Dinner
Chefs de France - Epcot: France - 1TS - Lunch/Dinner


Some of the restaurants might change, like Sannaa, Chefs and lunch at Kona. We are also thinking about trying IHOP for breakfast one morning also.

What do you guys think?

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Old 01-23-2010, 02:33 PM   #3
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I am definitely on board Planning a Disney trip is always exciting!!!
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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Glad to have you on board, any ideas, suggestions and thoughts are most welcome
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Being that I haven't been in 15 years I can't offer too much So much has changed---and I haven't had any kind of dining experiences. I have been to the 50's Prime Time Cafe that's at MGM (Now Disney Hollywood Studios) but I still call it MGM. That was a fun experience. And I've been to Cinderella's Royal Table.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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Wow 15yrs! But I see that you are going in June this year, must be v exciting

We are really looking forward to CRT as I heard that the experice is great and its eating in the castle, what is more Disney than that.

50's Prime Time, it does sound good to me, but not sure I am all for the whole mum experience at the dinner table.
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Yeah, you started! I so need to be in on this one! Now going back to read what you have already posted - I just had to come and sign on!
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Okay, read the intro and dining and loving both! What a great start to your pre-trippie!

You and your DF are such a cute couple!
I am so happy for you that the Poly worked out for you! Staying at a Monorail Resort is such a convenience. We stayed at the Contemporary Resort once and LOVED it. I would love to stay at the CR again, but then Tower room and Magic Kingdom view or BLT with a MK view, but so far Disney.uk made the race with its offer for OKW. Can't beat the 900+ square feet!

Your dining plans look yummy! I can only recommend Sanaa - the one Tom wants to go back to twice next summer! But we'll see what gets changed and changed and changed again in the next 8 months!

Happy planning!!
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Aww thanx

DF really really wants to stay at CR, BLT even more so. Have never really looked into OKW, but that amount of space sounds awesome
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The Poly It is my dream to stay there!! It never works out though due to the amount of people in our group, we always need to get a room that sleeps 5 or 6.

Sounds like a fun trip
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The Poly It is my dream to stay there!! It never works out though due to the amount of people in our group, we always need to get a room that sleeps 5 or 6.

Sounds like a fun trip


Glad to have you on board

It has always been our dream to stay at the PR too, can't believe we are actually doing it TBH.

Well maybe when your next trip includes just a few, you can try out the Poly
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Ok, this is my last post and then I have to sign out

Am posting a non related trip post (sorta).

Whenever I go away I always buy new clothes for the trip. I can't go too mad this year though because of how much this trip is costing. DF is lucky though, as he gets all his stuff when we are in Florida.

So I have come up with a mini plan of sorts, in that I am going to buy one t shirt a month until we leave. But these are not just any t shirts no, these are Disney t shirts and I thought I would share them with you as this PTR progresses. So far I have bought three in two month (two were on sale and combined were the price of one t shirt).

So here are my tees so far:




What you think?

We are also watching Disneys again (have loads of DVD and a few on Blu-ray) to keep us in the spirit of all things Disney.

We started today with Snow White on BR and I love it, such a classic film and the music and songs, not to mention it shows up rather well on BR

We viewed it in Disney View, which is pretty awesome where it puts borders on the older films that aren't wide screen compatible. So instead of black edges, you get a border which changes dependent on the scene you are watching, for instance when Snow White is running in the woods the border changes to dark sharp branches to match the trees.

Looking at what we have to watch I can never pick one film out to watch, so we have come up with the idea of watching the films in the order that they were released cinematically, hence why we started with Walt's first ever Disney Animated Classic.

So I thought, as we go along we could discuss the movies etc

Anywho, I am done for now, so goodnight and godbless
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We have a collection of Disney shirts too--and I'm sure we'll buy more before it's all said and done.
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