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Old 02-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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April Fools Day!!!!

It's no APRIL FOOLS DAY for my family. We are going to Disney April 1st thru April 9th and I can't wait. This is my first PTR so please be patient with me. I wanted to do this PTR not only to share my plans but also to post pictures of all the great things I have made with the help of the wonderful designers on the creative boards.

Who: Me (33), my DH (35) and our DS (7). My Mom (MeMe) and my two nieces DD9 and DD11. We are the "Traveling Six" who go every where together. (My nieces are like daughters to me so you will see me refer to them as daughters during my planning but it's just because we are so close and do everything together.)

When: April 1 thru 9, 2011

Where: Fort Wilderness Camp Ground - this will be our first time staying at the Camp Ground and we are so looking forward to it.

Here is a quick look at our schedule so far. My Mom does not like to PLAN and doesn't want to be tied down to a set schedule. I'm the total opposite so I'm trying to meet in the middle. Therefore, I am limiting our ADR's and such to just the "REALLY REALLY Important" things I know the kids will enjoy and not want to miss.

Day 1 (Friday, April 1): We have decided not to send the kids to school on Friday and get an early start instead. Travel to Disney arriving at the Fort around 5:00.

Day 2 (Saturday, April 2): EPCOT

Day 3 (Sunday, April 3): Magic Kingdom

Day 4 (Monday, April 4): Hollywood Studios

Day 5 (Tuesday, April 5): Universal Studios

Day 6 (Wednesday, April 6): Animal Kingdom

Day 7 (Thursday, April 7): Islands of Adventure

Day 8 (Friday, April 8): Downtown Disney and Fort Wilderness - Option to return to any Disney Park the kids feel they may have missed something at.

Day 9 (Saturday, April 9): Return Home

I will add details and pictures soon. Please feel free to post suggestions and tips. We have all been to Disney before, however, this will be the first trip the kids really will remember. They were 3 months, 2 and 4 the last time we were at Disney and we were only there for 2 days.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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Day 1 - Travel to Disney

We have decided not to send the kids to school on Friday in order to get an early start. This will be my Mom's first time driving this distance with the camper and she wanted to make sure we are at the Fort before dark. She is nervous about having to back the camper into the site and she doesn't want it to be dark when we arrive.

So we will be pulling out around 6 Friday morning and hope to be at the Fort no later than 5. We have decided we will get something for dinner at the Fort and set up camp. Maybe explore the campground a little but mostly just settle in.

I have made the kids "Travel Packages" that will arrive the day before we leave for Disney. This should keep them busy during the drive. I hope to post pictures of the packages this weekend.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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Day 2 - EPCOT

Our first full day will be Saturday, April 2 at EPCOT. We have an ADR at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at 9:10. This is a must for my DD9. She can't wait to see all the princesses.

My kids love to do the World Showcase and this is my DH favorite park. We plan to spend the rest of the day exploring the World Showcase with our Epcot Passports, Flat Mickey and Kim Possible Missions.

We also have a 7:10 ADR at Teppan Edo. This was a must for my DH. He could not go to Epcot without eating here.

After dinner we would like to see the Illuminations Fireworks and then head back to the Camp Ground.

My kids will be receiving a "Epcot Kit" when they wake up. Again, I hope to post the pictures this weekend.
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Day 3 - Magic Kingdom

Our next full day will be at Magic Kingdom. All three kids decided they wanted to celebrate their birthdays at Disney instead of doing a "party" at home. So DS and DD11 have a reservation at 8:45 for the Pirate League Make Over and DD9 has a reservation at 8:45 for BBB.

We have a 7:10 dinner ADR at Crystal Palace for their Birthday Dinner. I have already requested a birthday cake.

Pictures of their Birthday Gift Baskets, Magic Kingdom Kit, Pirate Make Over Package and BBB Package coming soon.
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Day 4 - Hollywood Studios

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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Day 5 - Universal Studios

This is my Mom's favorite park.
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Day 6 - Animal Kingdom

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Day 7 - Islands of Adventure

This was a must for me and my DD11 because we love Harry Potter. We have never been to Islands of Adventure and I figure we will spend most of our day with Harry.
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Day 8 - Down Town Disney and Fort Wilderness Camp Ground

This is our "Free Day". We have an ADR for breakfast at Chef Mickey's. Mainly because of me. I have always wanted to eat at Chef Mickey's but we haven't been able to do it on past trips. I thought that since we weren't doing a park on this day it would be a great time to eat at Chef Mickey's.

After breakfast I thought we would go to Down Town Disney to shop and give the kids a chance to pick up any last minute Disney Items they wanted.

Then I made an ADR for the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and thought we would try to do the Camp Fire Sing Along with Chip and Dale and maybe the movie.
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Day 9 - Travel Home

This is the day I don't look forward too at all. I don't want to go home and we haven't even gotten there yet.
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