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Old 01-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Kidani Dreams - An April 6-15 PTR -Name Tags!!-Updated 3/28

Hey Y'all !!! I am so excited about our upcoming trip that I thought I would do my first PTR. Not my first trip report - or dining report, but my very first PRE-trip report. I don't know how many people will be interested in reading, but I hope you all will at least stop in to say hello.

Here's our cast of characters. There's me:



At the time of the trip, I will be 44, but for now, I'm still holding at 43. I am an irrigation designer for a landscape architect and I am positively obsessed with Disney. I blame this all on my BFF Pixie Princess here on the DIS. She had been my friend since we were 12 and it is her fault I am addicted to Disney.

Actually, my first trip was when I was 41 and since she was the only person I knew at the time that was crazy about Disney, I asked her for help. And boy did she ever !! She gave me all kinds of wonderful advice and she really helped make our first trip super magical. After that first trip of course .... we were hooked. And we had to go back. Since that time, we have been back six more times. So, A total of seven trips.

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It took him a couple of trips to really warm up, but now he is always IN for another trip and even convinced me to buy into DVC this past June. Actually, it didn't take much convincing. He is our sherpa. Carrier of all things important. Also, he insists on being the driver and I gladly give him the privilege. He loves the characters and will jump in a photo anytime he gets the chance.

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He's our daredevil. He wants to ride the fastest ride, the scariest ride and since DH and DD don't like that kind of stuff, usually, it is momma that gets dragged along. He's pretty funny, too, and our last trip he came up with this photo at Hollywood Studios.



I thought it was pretty funny. Oh, and I may need to mention ... he has kind of a dark side.

And last but not least, DD9



She is the sweetest and the most timid of our group. She won't ride any of the thrill rides, but loves stuffed animals and we usually aren't able to leave without at least three new ones for her collection.

Up next - Itinerary for the trip !!!



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Old 01-15-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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joining in. We love our DVC and will be there at the same time as you.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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joining in. We love our DVC and will be there at the same time as you.
We love DVC, too !! We got 320 points and at the time that seemed like so much. But now ... I'm not so sure. Thanks for stopping by to say hello !! Where are you guys staying ?? I bet you are as excited as I am. 83 more days !!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Itinerary - Day 1

Itinerary

Friday, April 6, 2011 - Day 1

The plan on this day is to wake up as early as possible. DH is thinking 3 or 4 AM. And even though that seems early, I am soo in for getting up that early if it means getting to Disney sooner.

We plan on getting things ready the night before, and heading out super early to beat the traffic. DH prefers to drive at night anyway. And the rest of us can sleep in the car. Normally, it takes us about 7 hours to get there, but DH has made in 6 before. Breakin' the law !!

So we expect to arrive around 11 AM or earlier and check in to:





We are using our DVC points to stay at Kidani Village in a 1 BR villa. We are very excited about staying here. We toured the 1 BR villa during our DVC presentation and we thought it was just beautiful.

We hope to be able to check in when we arrive, but if not, then we will just head over to Animal Kingdom. We will at least have our KTTW cards so we can get some food. We will have the dining plan on this trip. We LOVE the dining plan and DH and I every much enjoy eating at the table service restaurants.

We have an ADR for dinner on this day at:





Yak and Yeti in Animal Kingdom.

We have never eaten there, but we are looking forward to trying something new. I know that it always smells amazing when we walk by, so hopefully it will taste amazing as well.


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Old 01-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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Hello neighbor to the south!!!!! I can't wait to hear more.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #9
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OK Love the picture of your kids
And oh DVC membership
Joining, excited to see more
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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Day 2 – April 7, 2012 – Part One

Saturday - April 7, 2012 Day 2 – Part One
EPCOT !!



This is my favorite park !! It has my favorite ride !! Soarin’ !!





I love these rides, too !!

Spaceship Earth





Mission Space – Green Side Only



Test Track (Baby !!)





Nemo



Figment





Everyone sing with me now …. “Imagination …….”

I especially love the World Showcase and I never feel like I have spent enough time there. Of course we have to ride the boat rides

Grand Fiesta in Mexico





And Maelstrom in Norway

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And the other things that we MUST get every time we go to the World Showcase.

Fiesta Margarita



I have them make it without the mango. Mango isn’t my favorite flavor.

Oktoberfest in Germany



And something from Karamell Kuche.





A Mickey pretzel



A Kaki Gori – cherry



And saving the best for last – GREY GOOSE SLUSHIE



Will ya just look at it ?? Isn’t it beautiful ?? I’m in love … for realz.

For the record, DH and I split all of this alcohol. I don’t want to be completely plowed at Disney. Slightly buzzed, maybe, but not blasted. Who wants a hangover at rope drop ?? Not this girl !!

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #12
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Love it! Can't WAIT for more - C'mon - you're HOME now edited to say - I should read better - I THOUGHT you were going January 6 - 15th. You mean we gotta wait 3 MONTHS???
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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Love it! Can't WAIT for more - C'mon - you're HOME now edited to say - I should read better - I THOUGHT you were going January 6 - 15th. You mean we gotta wait 3 MONTHS???
Thanks for stopping by !!!

81 days to be exact !! I know ... torture. When we booked this trip, it was over 400 days, so now we are below triple digits. I am scream-in-my-pillow excited about this trip !!!

I just saw your signature. You are cruising to Hawaii ?? Oh eM Gee !! I bet you are sooooo excited. Hawaii is on my bucket list. Please say you are going to do a trip report !!
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #14
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Day 2 – April 7, 2012 – Part Two

Saturday April 7, 2012 Day 2 – Part Two
As if the previous post isn’t enough food, Our meal plans for this day are:
Breakfast at Mara



Maybe just some pastries – use some snack credits. I hope they have chocolate croissants. I love those things. And definitely a gallon of coffee.

Lunch at Electric Umbrella



The kids love this place. They do have a very nice greek salad.

And our dinner ADR is for Via Napoli.





Very excited about this ressie. We had a ressie for it on our last trip, but we called and cancelled so we could spend more time with my BFF and her daughter. We were having such a good time (and so were the kids) that we decided to just have lunch with them so we could maximize our time together.

We hope to be through with dinner just in time for Illuminations.







DH LOVES fireworks.

Looking back over the plans for this day, I have realized that it will be a VERY long day. I think what we will probably do is hit rope drop, ride what we can and gather fast passes. Grab some lunch and hit the World Showcase. Maybe about 2 PM or so, head back to the resort for some rest and a swim and then head back to the park. Use fastpasses from earlier in the day and have dinner and watch the fireworks.

That is the plan anyway.


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Old 01-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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Grey Goose slushies and caramel and chocolate croissants?? Stop making me hungry after dinner!!!
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