|01-26-2011, 12:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grimsby, Lincolnshire
**DisVids - Come and Introduce Yourself and Meet Your Fellow UK Dissers**
After some discussion we thought it would be nice to have a sticky where Dissers - old and new - can come and introduce themselves and generally find out a little bit about the people that populate these boards.
As we now have 2 Disvids this would be a great place for anyone new to have a look at us all (OK - some of it isn't pretty viewing but the majority of you make up for the short comings from the rest of us )
As people come along and add their details I will try to keep the first post up to date, but if for some reason I miss anyone please feel free to PM me and offer a gentle reminder.
I know from experience, and from speaking with some very good friends on here, that a lot of people enjoy the privacy that a forum such as this provides, therefore there will be absolutely no pressure for anyone to contribute to this thread. It is meant to be fun so you can add as much, or as little, information as you feel comfortable sharing.
So HERE is the video for 2010
And HERE is the one for 2011
And in order to start the ball rolling I will add a little bit of my own info
Name - Kenny
Lives - Grimsby
Occupation - Process Operator
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pegasus928
Last edited by Pegasus928; 08-11-2011 at 06:14 AM.
|01-27-2011, 01:58 AM||#2|
Found the Tag Fairy's hangout
All whacked up on Scooby Snacks
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Gloucester, UK
You be careful not to give away too much there, Kenny!
OK, I'll go next.
Real name: Debbie. And I'm from the UK. Creativity: not a strength. (About the capitals in my username - when I joined the DIS, back around the Palaeozaic Era, I had no idea of netiquette. If you'd asked me, I'd have told you it was something my grandmother hung at her windows. Anyway, sorry about that. It won't happen again.)
Family: Married to Matt (Boss Hogg). 2 adult daughters, Georgina (26) and Harriet (22). One grandson, Louis (2 1/2).
Occupation: Worked full-time for a major UK Bank for 28 years, most recently as a Business Development Manager on the corporate banking side of things. Gave it all up a couple of years ago to spend more time with my mum who had been suffering with mental health problems after my dad died.
Home town: Gloucester, a small city in the South West of England close to the Welsh border, which dates back to 48 AD.
Favourite park: Epcot. Some of my happiest memories involve slow strolls around World Showcase beneath clear blue Florida skies. I adore the International Food and Wine Festival and would even go as far as saying I consider it the best event staged at WDW. IllumiNations moves me in ways I find difficult to articulate and, should Disney ever announce its demise, I'll be booking my flight to be there for the last ever showing.
Favourite resort: Over the years we've run the gamut of onsite and offsite accommodation options. Our ideal scenario is to book a private pool home for the duration of our stay, with a couple of nights onsite at both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. My favorite villa community is unquestionably the Ginn Reunion Resort. We've been lucky enough to stay at most of the Disney Deluxes and, in 2006, we bought into DVC. I'm struggling to pick a favorite, but the BoardWalk is hard to beat for location. We've stayed multiple times at all 3 Universal resorts and rate them all highly, but the Royal Pacific Resort probably wins simply on value for money.
Favourite attraction: Carousel Of Progress. I just love the fact that this was "Walt's idea from beginning to end". I know it's clichéd to say so, but he truly was a visionary and this must have been a technological marvel at the time. What I wouldn't give to be transported back in time to the 1964 New York World's Fair where this debuted.
Favourite restaurant: Ah, food! My favorite subject, bar none! Onsite, I'd say Victoria & Albert's. We've eaten there on several occasions and it has never been anything less than outstanding. Not for nothing does it consistently win the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award. There are plenty of great dining choices at WDW, but this one is truly exceptional. Offsite, it's Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe at Pointe Orlando. We totally buy into the whole 'Island Living' thing and like nothing better than sitting at the bar there.
Who's next? As Kenny says, this is just a bit of fun, so don't feel you have to add as much as I have. On the other hand, feel free to tell us your life story if you have the inclination.
October 1992 ~ Enclave Suites, I-Drive May 1996 ~ Omni Rosen, I-Drive October 1998 ~ Villa-Clear Creek August 2000 ~ Beach Club/Villa-Sunset Lakes July 2001 ~ Animal Kingdom Lodge/Hard Rock Hotel/Villa-Formosa Gdns Christmas 2001 ~ Villa-Formosa Gardens October 2002 ~ Hard Rock Hotel/Villa-Formosa Gdns May 2003 ~ Portofino Bay/Villa-Cumbrian Lakes January 2004 ~ Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes/Villa-Formosa Gardens July 2004 ~ Grand Floridian/Portofino Bay/Villa-Formosa Gardens December 2004 ~ Villa-Rolling Hills/Disney Wonder Cruise/BoardWalk Grand Villa/Contemporary April 2005 ~ Washington DC, Shenandoah, Blue Ridge Parkway, Charleston, Savannah, Royal Pacific Resort/Villa-Acadia Estates January 2006 ~ Reunion Resort/Royal Pacific Resort April 2006 ~ Celebration Hotel/NCL Jewel Cruise/Hotel Victor, Miami/Beach Cottage-Disney's Vero Beach October 2006 ~ Reunion Resort/BoardWalk Villa/Rosen Shingle Creek August 2007 ~ Saratoga Springs//Reunion Grande January 2008 ~ Saratoga Springs/Beach Club Villas/Reunion Resort November 2008 ~ BoardWalk Villas/Royal Pacific Resort/Saratoga Springs March 2011 ~ Celebrity Cruise/Veness Towers, a stone's throw from the Magic Kingdom November 2012 ~ Bay Lake Tower/Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota/Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Jupiter/Saratoga Springs September 2013 ~ Kidani Village/Saratoga Springs May 2014 ~ Beach Club Villas/Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek/Bay Lake Tower
Last edited by UKDEB; 01-27-2011 at 02:27 AM.
|01-27-2011, 06:10 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grimsby, Lincolnshire
|01-27-2011, 11:19 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Just to add a little more detail to mine
Name: Believe it or not Pegasus is a nickname. But then so is the name I normally go by - Kenny. It was given to me in my Army days some 20+ years ago and has stuck ever since. My real name, which only my mother seems to use these days, is Marcus.
Family: I have been married to Elaine (Mrs Pegasus) for 20 years now. We have 2 children. Bradley (16) and Taylor (12)
Occupation: I went into the Army straight form leaving school and stayed there for almost 9 years. After that I did a couple of years as a Driving Instructor before getting into the oil and gas industry. That has seen me travel around the Middle East and working offshore up in Aberdeen. I now work close to home at a gas terminal that processes the raw gas that is sent in from the gas fields in the North Sea.
Home Town: Grimsby - North East Lincolnshire
Favourite Florida Bits: As a family we love villa holidays in Florida. I won't go into the why's too much here but having done hotel holidays in the past we have found a villa suits our needs as a family better. My favourite park I would have to say is Islands of Adventure. I don't think I have a favourite ride but I love Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Test Track and SkyCoaster.
Favourite Restaurants: Disney - Whispering Canyon. Biergarten (Epcot) Universal - NBA. Margaritaville. I-Drive - Bahama Breeze. Texas de Brazil. Friendlys.
Hobbies: When not working I love to spend time video editing and trying to make something special out of all those video tapes we have collected during our holidays.
Likes and Dislikes: Likes - Puddings. Dislikes - Diets
|01-27-2011, 12:09 PM||#5|
I am subscribing to this thread just so I can see your shirt
I like those water proof containers that hang around my neck on a lanyard
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Too many stripes away from Tigger
Oh my goodness, I saw yours and thought "That looks safe and easy enough". Scroll down and I thought - nope, I'll lurk this one.
Looks like Debs has raised the bar here I have to say Debs, clearly I don't know much about you - I had no idea you had a grandchild. From your pics I didn't even know you were old enough to have grown up kids!!
Its actually a great idea to have the Disvids linked. Almost like the perfect icebreaker for newbies and the perfect stop-over for the older members
October 2010 Trip Report
And a sneaky add-on at Bay Lake Tower
|01-27-2011, 12:38 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Honestly though if all you want to do is to put down the basic information that I did prior to being told off then that is great. I like to be able to respond to people by their real name, not just their username - especially if I am replying to a PM - and some of the time I don't know what that is.
But as we keep on trying to stress this is all for fun
|01-28-2011, 03:04 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Blackpool, England
Name: Quite an easy one for you to guess from my user name...its Jordan!
Family: I dont have any children, Im back living with my parents and have a brother who I holiday with, hes 27!
Occupation: Im a business development executive for Lucozade Sport Health & Fitness. Basically manage 250+ Accounts from Manchester all the way up to Carlisle. Some of the accounts you may have heard of include Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool FC, Bannatynes, DW Fitness, JJB Sports. Keeps me busy!
Home Town: Blackpool, North Lancashire
Favourite Florida Bits: I just enjoy going there, it seems to me like its the only place ive ever been to that I feel safe and want to go back to! Over the past few years ive sort of gone more towards the Universal side of things ahead of Disney, but I think thats more down to my love of rides.
Favourite Restaurants: House Of Blues, TGI Fridays and I love my afternoons when the footy is on in hooters!!
Hobbies: Football. Im a massive Arsenal fan, try to get to watch them as often as I can, but I also play alot. Had trials at quite a few teams when I was younger and a claim to fame is I played against Wayne Rooney in a county game, he was insanely good, even at 13.
Likes and Dislikes: I like having a good time, as you can see from my trip report I dont like to do the straight forward and am always game for a laugh. This sort of falls into my dislikes, I cant stand people who take themselves too seriously and dont know how to have a laugh. I also dislike people with very bad manners and lack of respect for elders.
Future Visits - - "Beuna Vista Palace - 11th August 2012
Past VisitsMGM Grand,Las Vegas. March 201113th Feb 2010 - Royal Crown Plaza March 2009 - Port Orleons, French Quarter,October 2007 - Port Orleons French Quarter,April 2004 - Comfort Inn,October 1999 - Port Orleons French Quarter,October 1997 -Port Orleons - French Quarter,October 1995 - Grosvenor LBV,October 1993 - Delta
Follow Me On Twitter www.twitter.com/Allsworth27
|01-28-2011, 10:21 AM||#8|
I was having a bit of a blonde moment
Married my prince at WDW
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Essex, England
Family Husband called Mike, no kids yet
Occupation Scheduling Manager at a large well known Broadcasting House
Home Town Reading in Berkshire
Favourite Park Magic Kingdom
Favourite Attractions Splash Mountain, The Mummy, TOT
Favourite Florida Bits Wishes Fireworks & Spectromagic
Favourite Restaurants Ohana, Raglan Road, Cali Grill
Hobbies Reading and planning holidays
Favourite Memory Our Wedding at the Grand Floridian
|02-06-2011, 03:20 PM||#9|
I can't get my mouth to say healthy things
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dewsbury, UK
Family: Married to Karen (DCLmad) for 21 years, met over CB Radio. Son Mathew (StitchMad) aged 16 doing A-Levels.
Occupation: Florist since leaving school (28 years).
Home Town: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Favourite Park: Busch Gardens - I think it has something for everyone. Great coasters and animal viewing.
Favourite Attraction: Festival of the Lion King Show at Animal Kingdom.
Favourite Coaster: Manta at SeaWorld.
Favourite Nighttime Show: Illuminations Reflections of Earth at Epcot - especially on New Years Eve.
Favourite Restaurant (off site): Cheesecake Factory - great service, food quality and price.
Favourite Restaurant (on site): Yachtsman Steakhouse - outstanding service and one of the nicest steaks I've ever had.
Favourite Resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge - waking up to giraffes feeding outside your balcony is something special.
Extras I enjoy: Shuttle Launches (seen 3, hope to catch 1 more), Airboat ride, Disney Mini Golf, afternoon at Port Canaveral watching the ships leave and the fishing / leisure boats return. I think Universal have done an excellent job with the WWoHP, even though I'm not a Harry Potter fan. Also discovered we enjoy cruising, in particular Disney - August will be our 6th sailing (plus 2 RCCL).
Hobbies: Geocaching (high tech treasure hunt using a GPS unit), Rugby League; life long Batley Bulldogs supporter (my town of birth), Monopoly collecting (approx. 130 games).
Favourite Animal: Cats - from our pet ginger tom called Thomas to big wild cats.
|03-26-2011, 03:00 PM||#10|
A six foot palm from Wal-Mart would make a very festive Christmas tree
Especially if covered with FROG ornaments!
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: PRESTATYN N. WALES
Right I'll go next!!!
Family: Married to Ian for 25 years Have 3 kids, well their grown ups now- Paul 27, Steph 24 and Natalie 19, we also have two grandchildren, Charlie 2 1/2 and Lily 9 weeks old! oh and 2 dogs- both rescue dogs, border collies-Scooby and Archie!
Occupation: am looking for a job at the mo! but used to work as an LSA in a school for autistic children.
Home Town: Live in Prestatyn, but both our families are from Liverpool, my dad was in the army so I spent my childhood up until I was 17 living in different countries(I hated changing schools and having to make friends all over again..)
Favourite Park: MGM ok.... Disney Studios
Favourite Attraction: I don't have a fave, I like them all- I think!
Favourite Coaster: Rock n roller
Favourite Nighttime Show: I just love wishes
Favourite Restaurant (off site): Mannys, Outback steak house, Logans Roadhouse
Favourite Florida Bits: Love going to the state parks, and other places like Bok Tower etc as now the kids are grown up, we do more outside the parks. But this will change again this September as the granchildren are coming to Florida for one big family holiday- 14 of us altogether
|04-07-2011, 07:22 AM||#11|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Apr 2011
Family: My boyfriend Michael who is in the RAF. I've got a lovely close family (mum, dad and bro) who introduced me to the world of Disney! Also have a son Joshua (sadly stillborn - but still my son!)
Occupation: Sales Assistant - Keyholder (lower member of management)
Home Town: Leeds, England!
Favourite Park: Oh gosh .. I can't pick, love them all for different reasons!
Favourite Attraction: So so many!
Favourite Coaster: Tower of terror (if that counts)
Favourite Nighttime Show: Wishes
Favourite Florida Bits: I really have nothing to knock .. generally just love Disney! My home away from home!
|04-13-2011, 09:08 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hampshire, UK
a litte bit about me
Family: Married Jeff in Hawaii in 1997 (hadn't visited Disney then otherwise it would doubtless been a Disney wedding. We are blessed with 2 children, DD aged 10 and DS aged 7 (well they will be in a couple of weeks!)
Home: Having previously lived in Marlow, High Wycombe and Reading, home is finally Hook in Hampshire (on the Surrey/Hants borders)
Occupation: I work part time on the customer services desk for a well known supermarket chain where every little helps - my job pays for our Disney trips.
Favourite Place: I love people watching at DTD
Favourite Park: Hollywood Studios - we always seem to have the best weather and the best time there
Favourite Attraction: Probably TSM
First Visit to Disney: 2005, we celebrated DD's 4th birthday there - I mistakenly thought you had to have children to visit and badly regret all those wasted years. We now try to holiday there alternate years (sadly finances won't run to every year). We prefer villa holidays, especially since DS discovered a love of skinny dipping but on our first trip we stayed at All Star Movies
Favourite Restaurants: Tradition says that we have a Crystal Palace breakfast each trip and we tried to break that tradition for our upcoming trip but couldn't quite bring ourselves to not book it so we made an ADR. DD loves the brownies at Cici's Pizza and DS loves a Sizzler breakfast.
Hobbies: I make cards and one day will create those scrapbooks that I keep buying papers and embellishments for!
|04-14-2011, 02:34 PM||#13|
and at last I see the light <3
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Scotland ;)
Family: Dad - Michael. (insert dis name here ) Mum - Kathryn. Sister - Helen, 19 (Turning 20 on this trip.) Cat - Jinky.
For the next trip we are adding two others my sisters best friend Kirsten (20), and my best friend Sandra (17).
Occupation: Full-time student at high school. I want to do musical theatre at the RSAMD after my last year.
Home town: A couple of miles down the road from Glasgow.
Favourite Park: Studios, it pains me not to say MGM.
Favourite Attraction: I love Great Movie Ride and Expedition Everest.
Favourite Coaster: Barnstormer
Favourite Nighttime show: Fantasmic or Wishes.
First Trip to Disney: November 2001 for a week offsite. Dad wasn't really up for going but that changed when we got there
Favourite Restaurant: Liberty Tree Tavern, it's a tradition for us to do it on the last night before we leave.
Favourite Hotel Onsite: Wilderness Lodge
Hobbies: Singing, acting, dancing and the usual teenage things.
|04-16-2011, 03:40 PM||#14|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: East Anglia, UK
Family: Married to Matt for 10 years with a Daughter Chloe (almost 3)
Home Town: Peterborough, Cambs
Favourite Park: Magic Kingdom
Favourite Attraction: This is hard... if I had to pick just one probably Space Mountain
Favourite Coaster: Other than Space Mountain I love Rock'n'Rollercoaster
Favourite Nighttime Show: Spectromagic followed by Wishes
Favourite Restaurant (off site): Outback for a bloomin onion!
Favourite Restaurant (on site): Teppan Edo at the moment
Favourite Resort: Bay Lake Tower (So glad we bought our DVC there )
Hobbies: Gadgets and I used to compete in Show Jumping with my horses (until they got old and died ) and then in Dog agility with our Dog Bailey who is now old and retired!
Dec 2013 - BLT July 2013 - OKW April 2013/Dec 2012 - BLT June 2012 - BLT & OKW Feb 2012 - OKW Sept 2011 - BWV & BLT May 2011 - BCV & BLT Nov 2010 - BLT & CR Tower Club May 2010 - BLT Sept 2009/March 2009/April 2008/Sept 2007/Sept 2006 - CSR Feb 2008 - DLRP Newport Bay (First DLRP Trip) April 1999 - WDW Offsite in Villa June 1998 - WDW Offsite July 1989 - WDW Offsite
Last edited by Elise79; 04-16-2011 at 03:42 PM. Reason: Formating!
|04-29-2011, 11:27 AM||#15|
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Stafford, Staffs, UK
Name: Sheila, aged 40.
Family: Married to Rob (18 yrs), have 3 daughters - Lauren (17), Hayley (15) and Sheridan (12)
Occupation: Ward Sister on an acute medical/elderly care ward. Soon to transfer to the newly set up Stroke Unit. Started nursing in 1989.
Home Town: Stafford, Staffordshire
Favourite Park: Epcot
Favourite Attractions: Disney - ToT, RnRC, Soarin' and Toy Story Midway Mania. Ouitside Disney - Rip, Ride Rockit, Revenge of the Mummy, Manta, Hulk Coaster, WWOHP & Montu. (probably alot more!)
Favourite Night Time Attraction - Reflections of Earth
Favourite Restaurants: Crystal Palace (celebrated 2 wedding anniversaries there), sweet tomatoes, TGI Fridays.
Hobbies: Camping, Jewellery Making, Cross-stitching and planning our holidays!
DLRP April 2000 , Wynfield Inn (village premier) May 2001, Quality Inn International Drive May 2002, 4 Bedroomed Villa Clear Creek May 2003, DLRP October 2003 , DLRP August 2004 , Fairfield Inn Marriott Village May 2005, DLRP December 2007 , Cypress Pointe Resort (Grand Villas) March 2008, Cypress Pointe Resort (Grand Villas) July 2009, Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa July 2010, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, Anaheim & Best Western Royal Palace Inn & Suites, Westwood July 2011, Cypress Pointe Resort/Disney's Beach Club Resort July 2013 Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa August 2014
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