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Old 01-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Oh me, oh my! Are we really going to WDW in.....JULY!?! UPDATES TODAY 07/19 pg 30!!

I am pretty sure those were the thoughts running through my head when I realized it was actually happening......we were REALLY going to WDW in JULY!!!!! And I think stunned silence enveloped me for several minutes as I grappled with this shocking revelation for two main reasons:
  1. We normally travel during very low/light seasons where we don't have to stand in long lines for hours due to the crowds, and we don't melt into the pavement due to the heat..........AND
  2. We normally take days, WEEKS, EVEN MONTHS sometimes debating on the momentous decision to book our beloved trips to WDW as we chart out costs, accommodation options, travel options, etc., etc., etc. instead of mere minutes that it took to agree to book this trip.
For those of you who know me, I can only imagine you might be finding yourself in your own moment of shocked, stunned silence as you are reading these very words as well! It's incredible, isn't it?!?!??!?!


For those of you who don't know me, my name is Jen (aka MegansMom) and I am a proud, 34-year old Disney FANATIC!



I am also a proud wife for almost 12 years to my "Prince Tom," an adoring Mom for just over 7 years to my "Princess Megan," and just returned to teaching High School English after 7 years of staying home to care for my family. I ventured to WDW as a child with my family too many times to count, and was thrilled to start this cherished tradition with my own jolly threesome on our first trip together in September 2006. We followed that very memorable trip up with others in November 2007, June 2008, and September 2009.

Traveling with me will be my two favorite WDW companions---FANATICS just the same:

"Prince Tom"---my 35-year old hubby:



He is a corporate accountant for a large company in Cincinnati, and has become our FASTPASS MASTER after perfecting the art of FP'ing over the past four trips since 2006.

And the LOVE of our life......."Princess MEGAN!"





As I said....it will be in July this YEAR!!!

But WHEN??????? And WHERE???????? And WITH WHOM???????

Awwwww...stay tuned my faithful followers! All this and much more will be answered soon!
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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It just HAD to be July!

And exactly WHERE are we staying?!?!?!?

The BIG REVEAL....maybe!

So guess what MONDAY is?!??!??!


Here they are....the ADRs!!!!

So what ELSE is new?!?!?!

150 Days until MICKEY'S HOUSE Celebration!

Long Story Short

So how bad is BAD????

BIG Questions!

Do you know what tomorrow is?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Nothing but GOOD news!

Let's REVIEW shall we????

Let's do the ADR SHUFFLE!!!!

And now SHOPPING must be done!

I think I owe you some PICTURES!!!

To the HOSPITAL we go....

The PTR TRADITION continues!!!

Single DIGITS baby!!!!

This Time Next Week...Thursday Edition

This Time Next Week....Friday Edition

This Time Next Week....Saturday Edition

This Time Next Week....Sunday Edition

This Time Next Week....Monday Edition

This Time Next Week....Tuesday Edition
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:09 PM   #3
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I am looking forward to another trip report with Princess Megan. I can't wait to read about all the details of your trip.
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Reporting for the fun!
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Fun times! I can't believe how big our girls are!
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:23 AM   #6
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I'm here, Jen, and so excited for you that if it wasn't 5:00 in the morning I would be jumping up and down, squealing with excitement!!!

Going in July will be an adjustment, to be sure, but you will have a great time! I am just so thrilled that you, Tom, and Princess Megan are headed back to Mickey's house!!!

Love the new ticker!
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:51 AM   #7
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Thanks for the link. I was wondering when you would be venturing to Disney again. I am so happy for the three of you. I so wish I could plan a trip but with my daughter's wedding only 5-1/2 months away, it probably won't happen. Looking forward to reading the PTR.

Happy New Year. Loves to Megan.
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I'm here of course! (jumping up and down in spirit, like Jackie...it's just too early!)
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I'm here! Let's get some water parks in those plans for JULY!!!!!
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I love your new ticker and I'm so excited that you have a trip planned!

I can't wait to hear all the details!!
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I am SO geeked that I get to read another one of your PTR's! We've gone once in July, and it was HOT. However, we've gone in June all of the other times and it was HOT. I am going in August this year and I know it will be hot, but I like it when it's hot. Then I don't have to worry about freezing when we go to the water park. Lots of water to be had by all. Can't wait to hear the details!
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WOOOHOOO!! Can't wait to read this PTR! I squealed with excitement when I saw you guys are going on another trip and by the looks of your ticker we are going to miss each other in Disney by a week or so!!
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Oh another trip with princess Megan. I am so excited for you. Can't wait to hear about all the details.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:41 PM   #14
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I am looking forward to another trip report with Princess Megan. I can't wait to read about all the details of your trip.
WELCOME BACK!!! This is going to be a fun one----I have a feeling we will still find a way to include some "firsts" on this trip! I can't wait to get more into the details!!!

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Reporting for the fun!
Did you like the roll call??? So glad you are here---now the fun can definitely start!

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Fun times! I can't believe how big our girls are!
Isn't that the truth hon!?!?!??! I was looking at these pictures from 2009---compared to what she looks like today---she has grown up so much in the past year and a half! We have to cherish every second! I am SOOOOOOO glad you are here!

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I'm here, Jen, and so excited for you that if it wasn't 5:00 in the morning I would be jumping up and down, squealing with excitement!!!

Going in July will be an adjustment, to be sure, but you will have a great time! I am just so thrilled that you, Tom, and Princess Megan are headed back to Mickey's house!!!

Love the new ticker!
It wouldn't be a party without you! We are trying to brace ourselves for the adjustment---I am praying it won't be TOO painful! I know, wishful thinking! I am going to need some advice and help from you for this trip........in more ways than one!

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Thanks for the link. I was wondering when you would be venturing to Disney again. I am so happy for the three of you. I so wish I could plan a trip but with my daughter's wedding only 5-1/2 months away, it probably won't happen. Looking forward to reading the PTR.

Happy New Year. Loves to Megan.
You are SO welcome!! I am so glad you found your way over here!!! I can only imagine how wonderfully crazy things must be right now---but all for the good! So excited for you and your family for the big day! Don't worry---Mickey will always be there!

Thank you again for your sweet care package......I will take some pictures where they are hanging in her room and post them here!

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I'm here of course! (jumping up and down in spirit, like Jackie...it's just too early!)
I know what you mean.....UGH! BUT, SO glad you are here!

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I'm here! Let's get some water parks in those plans for JULY!!!!!
YEAH!!!! SO glad you found it! Am I crazy or what!?!?!?!?! I hope we don't melt away at WDW....but then again, where else would any of us rather be sweating it out????

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I love your new ticker and I'm so excited that you have a trip planned!

I can't wait to hear all the details!!
SOOOOOOOO glad you are here!!!!! I knew Megs would like that ticker---"Snow" cute! (Pardon the pun!) Are you ready to have some fun!?!?!?!?!

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I am SO geeked that I get to read another one of your PTR's! We've gone once in July, and it was HOT. However, we've gone in June all of the other times and it was HOT. I am going in August this year and I know it will be hot, but I like it when it's hot. Then I don't have to worry about freezing when we go to the water park. Lots of water to be had by all. Can't wait to hear the details!
I know it is going to be hot, but then again, it was hot when we went in September so I am just trying to brace myself for it! Maybe I can sweat off a few pounds just from the heat! That would be a great perk!

Soooooooo glad you are here!
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WOOOHOOO!! Can't wait to read this PTR! I squealed with excitement when I saw you guys are going on another trip and by the looks of your ticker we are going to miss each other in Disney by a week or so!!
YEAH!!! So glad you found it!!! I can't believe we are going to just miss each other----when are you going?!?!! I can't do ticker Math very well.....hence the English teacher! So glad you are here for the fun!

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Oh another trip with princess Megan. I am so excited for you. Can't wait to hear about all the details.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you found it! I am looking forward to this PTR....there is going to be LOTS of fun, new things going on....CAN'T WAIT!!!!
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It just HAD to be July!

Okay, now that the PTR is set.......how about we get this show REALLY on the roll!

So, I bet you are wondering how in the world July even became an option, let alone the ACTUAL dates for this trip......well it is actually a long story.

We have very good friends who live in Kansas City, MO---Allen and Nicole---that we often travel to see each year. Sometimes they come to Cincy to see us, and sometimes we trek out to KC to see them. They have a beautiful niece, Laila, who comes to visit them quite often for long jaunts in the summers too. Miss Laila is also just a little older than Megan, so we have gotten together the past few summers when Laila was in town. Last year we had the brilliant idea to actually go on a trip together to a location we all wanted to visit. We immediately decided we would all head out West and meet up at Disneyland to see the sites there and elsewhere around California. Unfortunately we could not make this trip work due to too many conflicting schedules.

The "boys" email each other quite frequently, and decided in October that we should be very proactive about scheduling something this summer so that we could make SOMETHING work out.......well, at the beginning of December, Nicole and I actually had a chance to talk on the phone about the possibility of some type of trip. It took us only mere seconds to decide that we all wanted to go back to WDW and enjoy a trip to the Mouse's House together! Of course I was SO excited with the idea of planning another trip, but we had a LOT of loose items to tie up before anything was "official." We both had a lot of information that we needed to gather to determine when we could go, where we would stay--especially if we would stay on-site or use their Reward points to stay nearby off-site. (GULP! )

Our first issue was WHEN.....

  • We needed to wait until ALL of us were out of school---I get out May 25th, Megan gets out May 27th, and Laila gets out June 1st. So I thought---GREAT, we can go at the beginning of June and take advantage of the Free Dining!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUT.......Tom and Allen (both Accountants) can't leave their work the first week of the month, and both girls are also preparing for June dance recitals in the middle of the month.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I thought, okay, we can head down the end of June!!!!!!! Yes we wouldn't be able to do Free Dining, but the weather wouldn't be AS bad yet and we would have a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BUT.........Nicole is taking a short summer course for her Nursing degree, so that eliminated that option and pushed us into July.

I won't lie....this was my first reaction.............. The idea of the heat and the crowds seriously made me want to reconsider the whole trip. (I know...bad DISer....I am SO ashamed!)

BUT.........then the pixie dust worked its' magic and I realized....HEY, WE ARE GOING BACK TO MICKEY'S HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then I started behaving a little more like this.... Yes, it was a SIGHT! We knew we would need to again push our sights back to the last two weeks in July to take in consideration Nicole's class and the boys' work, so we then knew our targeted trip time would be anywhere from July 17th-31st.

AND THAT IS WHEN IT HIT ME.............................................








TOM AND I CAN GO AND CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY AT MICKEY'S HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


Isn't that ROMANTIC!?!?!?!?!? In all my July "funk," I completely neglected to think about our annivesary---July 24th! When I realized that we could actually be there for it, I became literally giddy! I'm not sure exactly why, but it just made me smile! The funniest thing about our anniversary is that we did not originally want to get married in July---we wanted June, but that was the first date that summer that we could get both the church and the venue on the same day. How funny that this vacation mirrors that same predicament---wanting June, but getting pushed back to July.

And THAT is the story of how JULY 23rd--JULY 31st became our TRIP DATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


YAHOO!!!!



Up next: Okay, now that we know when and with whom......what about the where?!?!?!?! Ohhhhhh...that is a GOOD story!
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