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Old 07-04-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Talking Dec 3-14 PTR - D23 & Reunion2010! updt 1/3/11


Hi all!

I decided it would drive me & to actually make 2 separate PTRs. So.....


Welcome to the Madness!!!




October Trip - is now complete & TR will be up soon!

I'm heading back to WDW for Food & Wine Festival!! I wanted to go and this has been over a year in planning. Since this is not my usual time to go, I do not say a trip is on until I buy airfare. I scored great airfare the other day, so I'm official!

I will also be with friends & family, so I'm not entirely solo this time around, but I will have a few days to myself. And of course, I will be seeing Mr. Harry Potter on my travels. The last time I was at Universal, was the opening day of the Simpson Ride, which, I believe was May 2005.

My Dates:

-- 10/6 to 10/10: staying with BFF in FL & spending time with goddaughter
-- 10/10 to 10/17: timeshare condo

My Cast:

-- Me
-- my BFF in FL Jennifer & her family, incl. her parents, husband, goddaughter Miranda-panda hunny bunny
-- my sister Lori-Anne & our niece Jenna, coming the night on 10/12
UPDATE: Jenna will not be coming on this trip. So now, it is just a sisters trip.

-- family in Tampa area, may or may not show up; they are sort of last minute people

We will be celebrating Lori-Anne's 40th birthday



As noted above, I am not staying on Disney property at all this trip. As you may remember, I do visit Florida at least, a couple of times a year because of my family, my goddaughter and that my timeshare is based there. I detest exchanging, so there it is. The timeshare does allow these trips to be cost-effective without staying with family & friends.



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UPDATE: Dec trip is done & TR will be up soon...


December trip

As some of you may know, my "usual" time to visit Florida is in early December; specifically since that is when I own my timeshare week. Hence, it became my default visiting week.

Last year was my first Disney immersion trip for the holiday season and it was wonderful. Please visit my TR to read up all about it. This year, I hope to repeat some, but still have a few twists & turns.

My Dates:
-- 12/3 to 12/10: timeshare condo
-- 12/10 to 12/14: POP Century

My Cast:
-- Me
-- BFF in NJ Mary & her mom
-- BFF in FL Jennifer & goddaughter, I'm sure to see
-- should be having a bunch of meet-ups with Disney pals

Recently, public discounts and AP discounts came out for December, so I booked my resort. Finally. I didn't use AP rates, since the general discounts were better. (update: changed to AP rates since it seems my AP booker was wrong! saved $20. woot!)





The peoples:

BFF Jennifer, myself & my little goddaughter


Just me from March 2010 trip


Me, Jennifer & her mom from Jellyrolls from March 2010 trip


My sister & hubby on their wedding day in 2004


Me & Mary from Dec 09 trip




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Old 07-04-2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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Talking My schedule..updated 10/26/2010


My October schedule ....as it is now.
yup, you knew it would happen, updated 9/30
(see latest posts, since I updated this after I came back)


10/6:
arrival & get car
do some shopping at the outlets!
hit DTD
head to BFF's house in Orlando-ish area

10/7:
no plans, hang, shop, rest, visit, play
Visit Celebration, Segway tour ??


10/8:
Tea ADR at the Grand Floridian
Food & Wine Classic at Swan/Dolphin ??
Jellyrolls night to celebrate birthdays of BFF & her mom


10/9:
hoping to visit Big Cat Rescue in Tampa
hoping to visit with Tampa family


10/10:
Added: Go to Corn Maze
leave BFF's house, head to timeshare condo
Lunch ADR at Wolfgang Puck Cafe (cancel, since now going to Corn Maze)
Pirates & Pal cruise for later that night
(need to cancel dinner ADR I made prev to getting Cruise)


10/11:
Magic Kingdom Day; planning to attend MNSSHP
Lunch ADR at Liberty Tree Tavern
Dinner ADR at Tony's Town Square
(I *may* cancel dinner ADR..more time for party needed?)


10/12:
Hollywood Studios Day
Lunch ADR at Brown Derby for Fantasmic seating
(cancel regular lunch ADR)

pick up sister at airport


10/13:
Universal Day
doesn't need reservations????

Dinner ADR at Raglan Road (will cancel)

Added: MK Wishes Dessert Party!


10/14:
Animal Kingdom Day
Lunch ADR at Tusker House with Nemo seating

planning on attending MNSSHP again w/sister
Dinner ADR at Tony's

10/15 & 10/16:
Epcot Days
Food & Wine Festival!

attend Sip & Stroll edit: got my ticket!


* Made lunch ADR for Sci-Fi at Hollywood Studios for the sister & niece (who is no longer going), think my sis will stay at the resort b/c some fam might be visiting.

10/17:
Departure Day
Breakfast at Cape May Cafe, Beach Club
**might change to Kona Cafe instead of a character breakfast....

Head to Celebration for Segway tour??
Did fam show up??
Maybe Downtown Disney before heading to airport?




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My December schedule...it's still a little bit of a mess....but it's getting cleaner as the holiday info comes out.

attending '2010 Reunion' from 12/3-12/6!

12/3:
arrive & get car
check-in at condo

Epcot
Dinner at Teppan Edo


12/4:
HS

Dinner at Boma, AKL


12/5:
AK

Dinner at O'hana, Polynesian

12/6:
goodbye breakfast at Kona, Polynesian

Leu Gardens? DTD? Outlet?

Dinner ADR at Tutto Italia (may cancel)

Celebratin Segway tour?


12/7:
MK?

Dinner ADR at Whispering Canyon Cafe


12/8:
open

Universal??


12/9:
AK
Lunch at Yak & Yeti

Dinner at Tutto Italia


12/10:
check out of condo; check-in to POP

Candlelight Processional 6:45pm show
Le Cellier!

need to cancel - Dinner at Hoop De Doo Revue


12/11 & 12/12:
really hoping to attend Magic & Merriment
UPDATE: attending! need to update plans!!!

12/11:
Dinner at Teppan Edo
Dessert at Rose & Crown (may cancel)


12/12:
MK
Lunch at The Plaza

Dinner at California Grill



12/13:
HS
Dining with an Imagineer at Brown Derby with NJ BFF Mary

12/14:
Epcot
Segway tour with Mary

depart on a late night flight


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Old 07-08-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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Hi! I saw you from the twitter thread and you're going around the same time as me. I'll be there the first week of October, also with family and friends! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip
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Hi! I saw you from the twitter thread and you're going around the same time as me. I'll be there the first week of October, also with family and friends! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip
Hi jenny!

I'm subbed to your PTR; posted on pg 5.

I'm heading over to get updated on yours. I'll update this shortly.
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I'm subbed to your PTR; posted on pg 5.

I'm heading over to get updated on yours. I'll update this shortly.
I remember seeing you over on my thread, that's how I got the twitter link! But you didn't have a PTR yet
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I remember seeing you over on my thread, that's how I got the twitter link! But you didn't have a PTR yet
I was sadly lacking.

I was in the middle of trying to finish other TRs and start other TRs...I just got around to writing up a PTR now. I also couldn't handle writing 2 separate PTRs! I'll be this


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Talking To Do....updated 10/26/10


For the October trip:


-- airfare

-- car
updated ressie to proper times

-- condo
officially booked

-- Disney park tickets
you are now looking at WDW's latest AP holder!

-- MNSSHP tickets
However, now I have 1 extra due to the niece not coming

-- Universal tickets


-- Sip & Stroll


-- Photopass


-- order car service for airport






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For the December trip:

-- airfare

-- car
booked, but still hoping for better rates

-- condo
confirmed

-- hotel
Dec AP discounts secured

-- Disney park tickets
now an AP holder

-- Universal ticket

-- Magic & Merriment
secured!

-- Photopass

-- order car service for airport



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Joining in!

What condo are you staying at? (If you don't mind me asking!) We'll be at Orange Lake during the October trip.
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What condo are you staying at? (If you don't mind me asking!) We'll be at Orange Lake during the October trip.



Staying at Westgate Resorts! Hopefully, will be visiting Celebration at some point on either of the trips since I'l be so close!
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I'm still debating MNSSHP. I really don't know when we'll be able to fit it in! It may be a game time decision once we're there.

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was a double-post, but I'll use this for something!

See above for schedule and to-do list!

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I'm getting an AP. Need to buy it by the end of the month though...the prices usually go up the first weekend in August...and I'm cheap
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All your plans are coming together!
I'm going to be doing MNSSHP twice - one by myself and then again when my sis & niece shows up. however, I did not buy the tixs as of yet.


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I'm getting an AP. Need to buy it by the end of the month though...the prices usually go up the first weekend in August...and I'm cheap
I can't figure out days until D23 sets out their information! argh. it's a 4 day difference that might be the make-it-or-break-it. It def driving me a little batty.

Or just get the AP & say the hell with it; it'll just work out.

Or get the DL & DW AP since I *plan* on visiting DL in 2011.

Decisions, Decisions.....
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I'm going to be doing MNSSHP twice - one by myself and then again when my sis & niece shows up. however, I did not buy the tixs as of yet.
Since we're planning on visiting the WWoHP and that whole day is going to be one big OOP expense, I don't think MNSSHP will be a priority. If the people I'm traveling with see the signs for it throughout MK and seem interested once we're down there, it could be a possibility.
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