Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Pre-Trip Reports and Plans
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-21-2012, 08:17 AM   #346
CandleontheWater
Forever in love with Hathaway Browne
 
CandleontheWater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,196

Happy belated birthday!

I'm glad you guys had such a nice father's day! The photo of Paxton with the sombrero is adorable, and I can totally understand why the maracas would be a big hit!

Our father's day was not so great, we had an uncomfortable breakfast with DH's parents (my MIL was angry at the waitstaff), and then DH flew back to Virginia to oversee the movers. Well, at least he was here this year, last year he was traveling for work. I really need to make next year special, poor DH has gotten the short end of the stick the past two years!

Oh and I totally think you should book the Little Mermaid room at AoA! I'd love to hear a first hand report!
CandleontheWater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #347
khertz
Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!
 
khertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 5,182

Quote:
Originally Posted by CandleontheWater View Post
Happy belated birthday!

I'm glad you guys had such a nice father's day! The photo of Paxton with the sombrero is adorable, and I can totally understand why the maracas would be a big hit!

Our father's day was not so great, we had an uncomfortable breakfast with DH's parents (my MIL was angry at the waitstaff), and then DH flew back to Virginia to oversee the movers. Well, at least he was here this year, last year he was traveling for work. I really need to make next year special, poor DH has gotten the short end of the stick the past two years!

Oh and I totally think you should book the Little Mermaid room at AoA! I'd love to hear a first hand report!
That stinks about the breakfast. We had already made plans with my parents when MIL mentioned to DH they were having a get together at their house. Every time she does this, she waits until the last minute so we usually have plans already and then she gets upset when we say we can't come and starts going on and on about how we NEVER come to anything she puts together. I told DH that while I understood it was his Father's Day, I absolutely was NOT spending my birthday with a woman I don't get along with! That now means we are roped into a July 4th event with them that I'm not looking forward to, but it must be done to keep the peace.

Last year DH was offshore for work too for his first Father's Day, so I definitely understand what a bummer that is. Hopefully next year you can come up with something awesome for DH to make up for the past couple of Father's Days that were less than ideal!

Still trying to decide on which resort, and I would love to do the Little Mermaid rooms! If an AP room discount comes up though, it might be too difficult to pass up the savings because I know they won't be discounting AoA anytime soon! We shall see, I guess. AoA is now my #1 pick though.
__________________
Me DH DS (3)
JULY 1994 // Offsite & Universal Studios & Busch Gardens | APRIL 1998 // All Star Music & Universal Studios |FEBRUARY 2001 // All Star Music & Universal | MARCH 2003 // All Star Music & Universal // Hard Rock Hotel | FEBRUARY 2004 // All Star Music & Universal // Royal Pacific & Sea World | OCTOBER 2007 (Disneymoon!) // Port Orleans French Quarter & Universal Studios // Royal Pacific | DECEMBER 2009 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/ TR | JULY/AUGUST 2010 // Wyndham Cypress Palms TR | NOVEMBER 2011 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | MAY 2012 // Disneyland // Wyndham Dolphin's Cove TR | AUGUST 2012 // Disneyland 5 Year Anniversary Trip // Peacock Suites TR | OCTOBER 2012 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | OCTOBER 2013 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek & Universal // Royal Pacific PTR/TR | MAY 2014 // Wilderness Lodge Adventures at 40"! May 2014 TR
khertz is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #348
Leger13
DIS Veteran
 
Leger13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 10,802

Sorry I missed saying happy birthday so Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like it was wonderful. Paxton is adorable as usual. I wish I could bring Alex to play with him. I think they'd have lots of fun. Love the pictures from swimming and all the gifts Paxton got. Funny how it was your birthday and he gets all the goodies haha.
__________________
Carla (32)|Chris (33)|Alex (3)
Leger13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #349
khertz
Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!
 
khertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 5,182

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leger13 View Post
Sorry I missed saying happy birthday so Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like it was wonderful. Paxton is adorable as usual. I wish I could bring Alex to play with him. I think they'd have lots of fun. Love the pictures from swimming and all the gifts Paxton got. Funny how it was your birthday and he gets all the goodies haha.
Aw, well thank you! This was the first year I was not too excited about turning a year older and it will only get worse from here.

I think Alex and Paxton would be BFFs for sure! They would be adorable together.

I know right? I should have mentioned, FIL did give me a little $$ which was very nice of him! I know it is only going to get worse, FIL tends to go overboard on gifts. I think he told DH he has all of Paxton's birthday & Christmas presents bought for the next 3 years. Although that will definitely NOT stop him from continuing to buy things between now and the next event. If he sees something he wants to give, he just buys it, even if Paxton will not be old enough for it for a few more years.
__________________
Me DH DS (3)
JULY 1994 // Offsite & Universal Studios & Busch Gardens | APRIL 1998 // All Star Music & Universal Studios |FEBRUARY 2001 // All Star Music & Universal | MARCH 2003 // All Star Music & Universal // Hard Rock Hotel | FEBRUARY 2004 // All Star Music & Universal // Royal Pacific & Sea World | OCTOBER 2007 (Disneymoon!) // Port Orleans French Quarter & Universal Studios // Royal Pacific | DECEMBER 2009 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/ TR | JULY/AUGUST 2010 // Wyndham Cypress Palms TR | NOVEMBER 2011 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | MAY 2012 // Disneyland // Wyndham Dolphin's Cove TR | AUGUST 2012 // Disneyland 5 Year Anniversary Trip // Peacock Suites TR | OCTOBER 2012 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | OCTOBER 2013 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek & Universal // Royal Pacific PTR/TR | MAY 2014 // Wilderness Lodge Adventures at 40"! May 2014 TR
khertz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #350
khertz
Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!
 
khertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 5,182

Day 2 Plans

So now that our day one will officially be Saturday October 20th, this might be a little deja vu but here are our (revised/adjusted) Day 2 plans!

Day 2: Sunday October 21st
So excited that was was supposed to be our travel day is now a full Disney day!

This morning will be starting pretty early, since we will first be checking out of whatever hotel/resort we are staying in Saturday night and heading to the park with our luggage in the trunk. Not crazy about that idea, but we did discuss going to Bonnet Creek to check in and leave our luggage, but I'd really only be willing to do that if we have a chance of getting right into the room, which is doubtful considering it will be very early. Better to just get right to the park and hopefully make it for rope drop!

What better way to kick off our first full day than with the Magic Kingdom rope drop show?



It will just be the three of us because my parents are planning to do Universal Studios this day.

I don't think we will be able to resist heading straight to Fantasyland to ride the must-dos there. I really can't wait to try the new interactive queue for Dumbo. I think Paxton will love it! So even though we will probably check that out first before the line gets long, I'd like to try it again when the wait is maybe 20 or 25 minutes to give him a chance to play in the play area.



Touring Plans does not have this day rated very high on their crowd calendar so I'm hoping we will be able to get a lot done.

We will probably have lunch at a counter service before heading out of the park for a break in the early afternoon. We can go check in at Bonnet Creek and hopefully our room will be ready so Paxton can possibly take a nap. I'm thinking we will need to rent a full sized crib for him this trip since the Pack & Play is getting a little squished for him, but I don't think we will have moved on to a toddler bed yet at home. So we will have to make sure that has been delivered today as well. And while Paxton is napping, one of us can be unpacking while the other makes a grocery run for milk, snacks, breakfast foods, diapers & wipes, and for our dinner for Wednesday night.



After our break, I think we will head over to Animal Kingdom for the afternoon.



I know that sounds kind of silly since that park closes early, but here's my thinking. We have never seen the afternoon parade there, so maybe we can make it in enough time to catch the parade at 3, then the park closes at 5 pm. Plus, it seems like the park clears out after 3, so we should be able to get onto the rides pretty quickly if my thinking is correct and get a few attractions done before closing, and possibly have a really awesome Safari experience!





Here's why I'm thinking this. With our original plan of flying out Sunday morning, we would have gone to mass Saturday afternoon. Since we are now arriving Saturday afternoon and I don't want to miss out on time in the parks our arrival day, we are faced with going to church sometime Sunday, and the evening mass would work best. We could stay at AK until it closes, hopefully my parents can take Paxton back to the resort for the night so DH and I can go without having to wrangle him, and we can go to Mass at 6 pm and Mary Queen of the Universe.



Now as far as after church, I'm thinking if our schedule is anything like it is now, we will just go back to the resort for dinner, bathtime, and bed after church. However, if Paxton is able to stay up a little later, maybe we can all meet up at a park for another hour or two, but I highly doubt it. We will want to get all the rest we can for another rope drop morning!
__________________
Me DH DS (3)
JULY 1994 // Offsite & Universal Studios & Busch Gardens | APRIL 1998 // All Star Music & Universal Studios |FEBRUARY 2001 // All Star Music & Universal | MARCH 2003 // All Star Music & Universal // Hard Rock Hotel | FEBRUARY 2004 // All Star Music & Universal // Royal Pacific & Sea World | OCTOBER 2007 (Disneymoon!) // Port Orleans French Quarter & Universal Studios // Royal Pacific | DECEMBER 2009 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/ TR | JULY/AUGUST 2010 // Wyndham Cypress Palms TR | NOVEMBER 2011 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | MAY 2012 // Disneyland // Wyndham Dolphin's Cove TR | AUGUST 2012 // Disneyland 5 Year Anniversary Trip // Peacock Suites TR | OCTOBER 2012 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | OCTOBER 2013 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek & Universal // Royal Pacific PTR/TR | MAY 2014 // Wilderness Lodge Adventures at 40"! May 2014 TR
khertz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #351
Maestra99
Mouseketeer
 
Maestra99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southeast Alabama
Posts: 164

Great plans! I'm not able to see the pictures you posted, though. We'll be at MK that day, too! We'll be taking our son on his very first ride ever, any suggestions? Maybe Dumbo - I've never even ridden it!! Well, I may have when I went in the 80's, but I have no memory of it.
I think it's a good idea for you guys to head to AK for the afternoon - makes sense! I LOVE the AK parade. It's so colorful and fun!
__________________

198? ~~ 1999 ~~ July 2009 Honeymoon @ AKL ~~ Sept. 2010 POP ~~ Nov. 2010 quickie trip @ Swan Feb. 2011 solo trip : ~~ Oct. 2012 @ POFQ!!
Blair | Dave | Miles 8/13/11 | Ozzy
Maestra99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #352
debrapagliasotti
DIS Veteran
 
debrapagliasotti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Too far from WDW
Posts: 2,304

I cant see the pics, but your day 2 plans sound great!

We have NEVER made it to rope drop , so I am determined to get us there in Dec.

The AK parade is fun. Very colorful.

I cant wait to see Fantasyland! The interactive Dumbo queue sounds fun for kids.
__________________
DH & Me, DS 12, DD 11, DS 5, DS 4
7/97 - WDW Offsite, 8/08 - CBR, 12/12 - BW (Dlx CL) & MVMCP, 2/14 - POFQ/POR (PHM), Upcoming 2/15 - AKV (PHM)
debrapagliasotti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 10:33 PM   #353
Leger13
DIS Veteran
 
Leger13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 10,802

Quote:
Originally Posted by khertz View Post
Aw, well thank you! This was the first year I was not too excited about turning a year older and it will only get worse from here.

I think Alex and Paxton would be BFFs for sure! They would be adorable together.

I know right? I should have mentioned, FIL did give me a little $$ which was very nice of him! I know it is only going to get worse, FIL tends to go overboard on gifts. I think he told DH he has all of Paxton's birthday & Christmas presents bought for the next 3 years. Although that will definitely NOT stop him from continuing to buy things between now and the next event. If he sees something he wants to give, he just buys it, even if Paxton will not be old enough for it for a few more years.
How old did you turn? I turned 30 last year. So far it's not too bad.

I think so too. Maybe one day we can meet up at WDW

Haha that sounds like mine and DH's families with gifts. My living room looks like TRU threw up in it and I didn't even buy half of what he has. It's insane! It's nice though too because you don't have to worry about him going without haha! That's nice that you did get some money. I usually get money on my Bday too that I wind up spending on Alex anyways This year I plan on spending my bday money booking a Disney trip (yeah we're going back for Alex's 2nd bday...shoot me now! ) Anyways, like I said on the DLR report, Photobucket is being stupid and I can't see your pics so I'll have to try and read your update some time tomorrow in the midst of wrangling the boy
__________________
Carla (32)|Chris (33)|Alex (3)
Leger13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #354
Leger13
DIS Veteran
 
Leger13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 10,802

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maestra99 View Post
Great plans! I'm not able to see the pictures you posted, though. We'll be at MK that day, too! We'll be taking our son on his very first ride ever, any suggestions? Maybe Dumbo - I've never even ridden it!! Well, I may have when I went in the 80's, but I have no memory of it.
I think it's a good idea for you guys to head to AK for the afternoon - makes sense! I LOVE the AK parade. It's so colorful and fun!
We took our DS on Peter Pan for his first WDW ride ever. He absolutely loved it even though he was sick We never did make it over to Dumbo
__________________
Carla (32)|Chris (33)|Alex (3)
Leger13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #355
khertz
Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!
 
khertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 5,182

So sorry about the pictures everyone!! Apparently a lot more people than before are viewing my TR's! I'm working the next couple days which doesn't give me a lot of time to try to fix this, but I'll do my best to get the pictures working again!
__________________
Me DH DS (3)
JULY 1994 // Offsite & Universal Studios & Busch Gardens | APRIL 1998 // All Star Music & Universal Studios |FEBRUARY 2001 // All Star Music & Universal | MARCH 2003 // All Star Music & Universal // Hard Rock Hotel | FEBRUARY 2004 // All Star Music & Universal // Royal Pacific & Sea World | OCTOBER 2007 (Disneymoon!) // Port Orleans French Quarter & Universal Studios // Royal Pacific | DECEMBER 2009 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/ TR | JULY/AUGUST 2010 // Wyndham Cypress Palms TR | NOVEMBER 2011 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | MAY 2012 // Disneyland // Wyndham Dolphin's Cove TR | AUGUST 2012 // Disneyland 5 Year Anniversary Trip // Peacock Suites TR | OCTOBER 2012 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | OCTOBER 2013 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek & Universal // Royal Pacific PTR/TR | MAY 2014 // Wilderness Lodge Adventures at 40"! May 2014 TR
khertz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 07:34 AM   #356
tofubeast
DIS Veteran
 
tofubeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: S. Florida - 3 hr hop to the World!
Posts: 4,040

You can always use tinypic.com
__________________

Grew up with DL & also went back in 08(CCI); WDW: 90, 06(POFQ), 07(CSR), Apr09(CSR), Jun09(SSR), Oct09(POP), Sep11(POP), Dec12(BCV/AoA), May13(POP), Aug13, Oct13(BLT), May14(AKV Jambo), Oct14(VWL), Feb15(?). Other: Nov13(VBR), DCL Dream Oct14, Nov14(VBR)
Future DVC owner at Disney's Hyperion Resort in 2043!
Current TR: Our Visit EVERY Season 12-13!!
Past Trip Reports: WDW Oct 07 - DLR "back home"
tofubeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 07:37 AM   #357
afwdwfan
DIS Dad #460
You should always make room for a loophole when you need it
 
afwdwfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 10,043

I understand concerns about leaving luggage in your car while you're in the park, but we always seem to end up doing that either the first or last part of our stays. I just always make sure to pack everything away as well as I can so it doesn't look like we're "loaded down" to prying eyes. I'd think it is probably safer at Disney World than it would be at most other places, and it beats wasting valuable park time in the morning!

I like the idea of heading over to AK in the afternoon. Last year was the first time we ever even stayed long enough to eat lunch there. Your logic actually makes a lot of sense, but that never really crossed my mind. I'm very interested in seeing how the crowd levels work out for you. That might be a strategy we should consider as well.
afwdwfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 10:44 AM   #358
Maestra99
Mouseketeer
 
Maestra99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southeast Alabama
Posts: 164

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leger13 View Post
We took our DS on Peter Pan for his first WDW ride ever. He absolutely loved it even though he was sick We never did make it over to Dumbo
Peter Pan sounds like a great first ride! My DH has never ridden that one, so it would be a first for both my boys.

Quote:
Originally Posted by khertz View Post
So sorry about the pictures everyone!! Apparently a lot more people than before are viewing my TR's! I'm working the next couple days which doesn't give me a lot of time to try to fix this, but I'll do my best to get the pictures working again!
No worries! Almost 8,000 views - you're a popular gal!
__________________

198? ~~ 1999 ~~ July 2009 Honeymoon @ AKL ~~ Sept. 2010 POP ~~ Nov. 2010 quickie trip @ Swan Feb. 2011 solo trip : ~~ Oct. 2012 @ POFQ!!
Blair | Dave | Miles 8/13/11 | Ozzy
Maestra99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #359
CandleontheWater
Forever in love with Hathaway Browne
 
CandleontheWater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,196

Have you guys thought about who you are going to rent the crib from? We've done both Orlando Crib rental and a baby's best friend, and while we've had good experiences with both, I'd say the edge goes to a baby's best friend. They used to have cribs that needed to be assembled, but they've upgraded, and now they are all fold out cribs (soooo easy!) I like how they drop the crib at the bell services, and then pick it up from bell services. With Orlando Crib Rentals, they do the delivery and pick up personally, so you need to be waiting around in the room.

The only sticking point is that Orlando Crib Rentals may be more flexible at delivering the crib in the afternoon, so Paxton can nap. I know that A Baby's Best Friend does not guarantee delivery until 6 pm.

I think your plan looks good, especially the afternoon at AK. I think Paxton will love the parade, and I think that your estimation that the crowds will dissipate is spot on! I've heard good things about the last safari of the day, so maybe you can catch that!
CandleontheWater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #360
khertz
Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!
 
khertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 5,182

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maestra99 View Post
Great plans! I'm not able to see the pictures you posted, though. We'll be at MK that day, too! We'll be taking our son on his very first ride ever, any suggestions? Maybe Dumbo - I've never even ridden it!! Well, I may have when I went in the 80's, but I have no memory of it.
I think it's a good idea for you guys to head to AK for the afternoon - makes sense! I LOVE the AK parade. It's so colorful and fun!
Dumbo is a good first ride if you are planning an MK rope drop for your first morning. Although, now with the new play area in the queue it might not be so bad if you had to wait for it for a little while instead of riding it right at opening. I agree with Carla though too, Peter Pan is another great choice. Really, you can't go wrong with most of the things in Fantasyland! Paxton's first ride was HM, so obviously I didn't follow that but it was still a good first ride at his age.

I have seen a bunch of pictures of the AK parade and caught the tail end of it once, and it looks fantastic. But we usually park hop shortly after lunch, and usually spend a couple of mornings in AK, but aren't usually there in the afternoons (which apparently no one else is either!).

Quote:
Originally Posted by debrapagliasotti View Post
I cant see the pics, but your day 2 plans sound great!

We have NEVER made it to rope drop , so I am determined to get us there in Dec.

The AK parade is fun. Very colorful.

I cant wait to see Fantasyland! The interactive Dumbo queue sounds fun for kids.
Rope drop is a must! I had never done it before until we went in 2010 when I was pregnant for Paxton, and once I saw it I couldn't believe I had been missing out on it all this time. It's fantastic and gets you so ready for a magical day in Magic Kingdom!

The interactive queue for Dumbo looks amazing. Paxton will LOVE it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leger13 View Post
How old did you turn? I turned 30 last year. So far it's not too bad.

I think so too. Maybe one day we can meet up at WDW

Haha that sounds like mine and DH's families with gifts. My living room looks like TRU threw up in it and I didn't even buy half of what he has. It's insane! It's nice though too because you don't have to worry about him going without haha! That's nice that you did get some money. I usually get money on my Bday too that I wind up spending on Alex anyways This year I plan on spending my bday money booking a Disney trip (yeah we're going back for Alex's 2nd bday...shoot me now! ) Anyways, like I said on the DLR report, Photobucket is being stupid and I can't see your pics so I'll have to try and read your update some time tomorrow in the midst of wrangling the boy
I turned 27, and as I teased DH last year (and again this year) we are now in our LATE 20's! Man it used to be fun getting a year older when I was a kid, now I dread it.

Maybe one day our trips will overlap! They would be so adorable together.

I'm glad you are giving it another try!!! Your chances of having a much nicer experience just have to be good after the way your last trip ended, right?! He is a December baby, isn't he? That's an amazing time to go.

Apparently I was getting a few too many views on my TR's for Photobucket to handle. I'm going to try to upload some pictures to another server today and replace them, but if nothing else, they will be back up on the 5th when my new month starts at photobucket and my bandwith resets.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tofubeast View Post
You can always use tinypic.com
Thanks for the suggestion! I may start there today during Paxton's nap.

Quote:
Originally Posted by afwdwfan View Post
I understand concerns about leaving luggage in your car while you're in the park, but we always seem to end up doing that either the first or last part of our stays. I just always make sure to pack everything away as well as I can so it doesn't look like we're "loaded down" to prying eyes. I'd think it is probably safer at Disney World than it would be at most other places, and it beats wasting valuable park time in the morning!

I like the idea of heading over to AK in the afternoon. Last year was the first time we ever even stayed long enough to eat lunch there. Your logic actually makes a lot of sense, but that never really crossed my mind. I'm very interested in seeing how the crowd levels work out for you. That might be a strategy we should consider as well.
I totally agree on the luggage. I know we had to do it on our last day in November and everything was okay. I think as long as we have the suitcases in the trunk, it should be fine because no one will know they are there. Since we have been bringing Paxton along for vacations, we have gotten bigger rentals with more trunk space, so that always helps! And I don't want to wast any of my "extra" Disney time, that's for sure!!

Hopefully my AK plan will work as well as it sounds in my head, and it could work for you too! I know for us, we usually plan a couple of mornings through lunch there, but with it closing so early most days, it's just not usually a good option for hopping to after our break. But with adding going to church in the mix, it seemed like a good idea. Hope I'm right!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maestra99 View Post
Peter Pan sounds like a great first ride! My DH has never ridden that one, so it would be a first for both my boys.



No worries! Almost 8,000 views - you're a popular gal!
I have no idea how that happened! As frustrating as it is to have my pictures not working, I guess at least I am a little flattered that so many people are clicking my links!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CandleontheWater View Post
Have you guys thought about who you are going to rent the crib from? We've done both Orlando Crib rental and a baby's best friend, and while we've had good experiences with both, I'd say the edge goes to a baby's best friend. They used to have cribs that needed to be assembled, but they've upgraded, and now they are all fold out cribs (soooo easy!) I like how they drop the crib at the bell services, and then pick it up from bell services. With Orlando Crib Rentals, they do the delivery and pick up personally, so you need to be waiting around in the room.

The only sticking point is that Orlando Crib Rentals may be more flexible at delivering the crib in the afternoon, so Paxton can nap. I know that A Baby's Best Friend does not guarantee delivery until 6 pm.

I think your plan looks good, especially the afternoon at AK. I think Paxton will love the parade, and I think that your estimation that the crowds will dissipate is spot on! I've heard good things about the last safari of the day, so maybe you can catch that!
I was definitely going to look into Baby's Best Friend again. We rented the rocking chair from them last year after I read about them in your TR, and it was a great experience renting from them. It was there when we checked in, but I know that's not always going to be the case. It would definitely be better to rent from them since they do deliver to bell services so we wouldn't have to leave the park to meet them like Orlando Crib Rentals. I guess if it came down to it and the crib was not there when we were ready for Paxton's nap, we could always make do with the bed in the room or get a Pack & Play just for that one time until the crib arrived. Thanks for the info! I didn't even know about Orlando Crib Rentals, so now I can do some research.

The last safari of the day sounds fun! I know we will still do an early morning at AK and the safari will be the first order of business. It will be neat to compare how active the animals are at the very beginning of the day to how they are at the very end. Hopefully it all works out as well as it sounds on paper!
__________________
Me DH DS (3)
JULY 1994 // Offsite & Universal Studios & Busch Gardens | APRIL 1998 // All Star Music & Universal Studios |FEBRUARY 2001 // All Star Music & Universal | MARCH 2003 // All Star Music & Universal // Hard Rock Hotel | FEBRUARY 2004 // All Star Music & Universal // Royal Pacific & Sea World | OCTOBER 2007 (Disneymoon!) // Port Orleans French Quarter & Universal Studios // Royal Pacific | DECEMBER 2009 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/ TR | JULY/AUGUST 2010 // Wyndham Cypress Palms TR | NOVEMBER 2011 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | MAY 2012 // Disneyland // Wyndham Dolphin's Cove TR | AUGUST 2012 // Disneyland 5 Year Anniversary Trip // Peacock Suites TR | OCTOBER 2012 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek PTR/TR | OCTOBER 2013 // Wyndham Bonnet Creek & Universal // Royal Pacific PTR/TR | MAY 2014 // Wilderness Lodge Adventures at 40"! May 2014 TR
khertz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.