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Old 09-03-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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It's our Pop Fantasy with an Old Key West Villa

Hi everyone welcome to our second ptr hopefully we will keep you all entertained Letís get to the important details Ė when, who, what, where.

First up the trip party consists of; me, dh, ds (8), dd(5), dd(2), df, dm and dmil. We fell in with the world back in 1997 when we booked our first trip. Novices back then, donít think we did any planning, nup definitely no ADRs made or touring plans done The first Disney park we ever visited was MK. What a day that was, me, DH (then DBF), DSIL & DBIL they gave us the bug and it has never left us since. We visited every year until DS was born. In September 1998 we celebrated our engagement and decided our honeymoon in 2000 would have to be a Disney cruise. That was just fantastic so much so that we visited again when DS was 2 and guess what .............. we are going again, this time on a FANTASY cruise with some add onís Have I bored you yet : Possibly letís move on and meet the party

First up meet me, dh, ds, dd1 and dd2



This was taken on day 1 of our 2010 trip, outside our room at POR. Next to meet is df and dm (known as grandad and gran). This was taken on the way into MK on day 1 of 2010 trip



Finally dmil (known as granny) this was taken on a trip this summer in a vacation park in the UK



Now you have meet the party youíll be wanting to know the when, what and where; thatís up next
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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So far we have told you who will be coming along this trip but have still to tell you about when and where. I figure that it is never too early to start a ptr Ė there is still 397 days until our October 2012 trip Ė is it too early? This is a land/sea/land trip 17 days looking like this:

Arrive 4th October 2012 - staying at POP
Depart POP 6th October Ė boarding DCL Fantasy (6th October Ė 13th October)
Disembark DCL Fantasy 13th October
Arrive OKW 13th October
Depart OKW 20th October, to be heading home
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Aug 1997 Offsite I Drive 14 Nights (ME & DH), Sept 1998 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH our engagement), Sept 1999 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH), Nov 2000 Poly & 4 Night Disney Wonder Eastern Cruise 14 Nights (ME & DH our Honeymoon), June 2001 Offsite Davenport Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), Sept 2002 Offsite Gulf Coast Clearwater 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), June 2004 Offsite Kissimmee Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2005 Offsite & 7 Night Disney Magic Western Cruise 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2006 Offsite I Drive (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members),October 2008 Offsite Vista Cay Condo 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members), July 2010 POR 17 Days (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members) October 2012 17 days Pop, Fantasy, OKW (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members July 2014 Gulfcoast Clearwater 3 nights, OKW 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:01 PM   #3
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I'm in--sounds like an amazing trip!
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:06 PM   #4
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I'm in--sounds like an amazing trip!
thanks for joining in, lots more to come on how we decided on the content for this trip
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:23 AM   #5
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So far Iíve told you who will be coming along this trip and what our accommodation plans are; thought you would like to know what led us to these decisions. Well those that read my ptr last time around will be aware that gran and granddad have stayed at the POP before and thought the kids would love the experience, noisey pools etc and that we had originally booked for the POP last year, when free dining came on we upgraded to POR As we are on the fantasy we had already decided that we would like to stay on Disney for two nights and that would avoid car hire costs for two days.

The plans are coming together nicely or so we though POR was our choice for land stay following the fantasy. Well thatís when we looked at discounts being offered on deluxe resorts and free dining was this an option worth considering Yes it was, so that was the next thing to come together OKW 2 bed villa with free dining booked

Thought I would leave you with some pictures from our last trip; first one is on our way out to Backyard BBQ and the second is us on the magical express, after a 9 hour flight heading for POR



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Aug 1997 Offsite I Drive 14 Nights (ME & DH), Sept 1998 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH our engagement), Sept 1999 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH), Nov 2000 Poly & 4 Night Disney Wonder Eastern Cruise 14 Nights (ME & DH our Honeymoon), June 2001 Offsite Davenport Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), Sept 2002 Offsite Gulf Coast Clearwater 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), June 2004 Offsite Kissimmee Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2005 Offsite & 7 Night Disney Magic Western Cruise 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2006 Offsite I Drive (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members),October 2008 Offsite Vista Cay Condo 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members), July 2010 POR 17 Days (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members) October 2012 17 days Pop, Fantasy, OKW (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members July 2014 Gulfcoast Clearwater 3 nights, OKW 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members
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Oh! You get to go on the new Fantasy, I'm so excited for you! Yay!
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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Oh! You get to go on the new Fantasy, I'm so excited for you! Yay!
Hi great to have you reading, we are very excited about this section of our trip
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:38 AM   #8
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I'm in too! I would love to do a Disney Cruise but my fear of boats stops us from being able to go. The cruise line ships look fantastic too. Maybe one day.....
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I'm in too! I would love to do a Disney Cruise but my fear of boats stops us from being able to go. The cruise line ships look fantastic too. Maybe one day.....
Hi We have been on the magic and the wonder so are looking forward to boarding the new ship I wasn't a big boat or water fan but was totally suprised about how smooth a cruise was, maybe you will get to cruise one day. I found your ptr yesterday as well what fun the next 12 month will be planning
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Aug 1997 Offsite I Drive 14 Nights (ME & DH), Sept 1998 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH our engagement), Sept 1999 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH), Nov 2000 Poly & 4 Night Disney Wonder Eastern Cruise 14 Nights (ME & DH our Honeymoon), June 2001 Offsite Davenport Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), Sept 2002 Offsite Gulf Coast Clearwater 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), June 2004 Offsite Kissimmee Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2005 Offsite & 7 Night Disney Magic Western Cruise 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2006 Offsite I Drive (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members),October 2008 Offsite Vista Cay Condo 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members), July 2010 POR 17 Days (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members) October 2012 17 days Pop, Fantasy, OKW (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members July 2014 Gulfcoast Clearwater 3 nights, OKW 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members
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Hello!! Glad to see a fellow Oct. 2012 vacationer! Very exciting you will get to take a cruise on the new fantasy...have you guys cruised before?! We haven't yet but are really wanting to soon!
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Hello!! Glad to see a fellow Oct. 2012 vacationer! Very exciting you will get to take a cruise on the new fantasy...have you guys cruised before?! We haven't yet but are really wanting to soon!
Hi we too are excited about finding a fellow oct 2012 vacationer Yes we have been on the magic and wonder before but have not cruised on the dream, we cannot seem to imagine where all the people will go on a ship twice the size of the wonder or magic but we will get to see it in 391 days
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Aug 1997 Offsite I Drive 14 Nights (ME & DH), Sept 1998 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH our engagement), Sept 1999 Offsite Kissimmee 14 Nights (ME & DH), Nov 2000 Poly & 4 Night Disney Wonder Eastern Cruise 14 Nights (ME & DH our Honeymoon), June 2001 Offsite Davenport Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), Sept 2002 Offsite Gulf Coast Clearwater 14 Nights (ME, DH & family members), June 2004 Offsite Kissimmee Villa 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2005 Offsite & 7 Night Disney Magic Western Cruise 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS & family members), Sept 2006 Offsite I Drive (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members),October 2008 Offsite Vista Cay Condo 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD & family members), July 2010 POR 17 Days (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members) October 2012 17 days Pop, Fantasy, OKW (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members July 2014 Gulfcoast Clearwater 3 nights, OKW 14 Nights (ME, DH, DS, DD1, DD2 & family members
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Just thought I would share that we have been counting the days until our land/sea/land adventure and its 391 days I suppose you will be wondering what the relevance of this is well.......... Gran and Grandad left yesterday for a 16 day adventure with DB/DSIL/DN and DN. They didn't have a great trip over as there connecting flight from philly was delayed Having left at 7:30am Thursday (UKtime) yesterday morning to start their adventure in Glasgow airport they finally landed in Orlando International at 2.30am Friday (UK Time) 9:30pm (USA time) I would imagine it was straight to bed for them.

Today they have a day planned at Blizzard Beach what a thought, looking outside this morning the school run is going to be a wet one The thought of sunshine and blizzard beach is rather nice
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Thinking about ADR's

It is mega early to even be looking at booking slots but not to start a suggestion list, which will really need to be thinned down a lot We only have 9 days of eating to do Here goes............

Teppan Edo
Yachtsman Steakhouse
CRT (I know gets mixed reviews but we want DD2 to get the same experience as DD1 she was too little last year and we do like the breakfast.I do think your server makes all the difference)
Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
Les Chefs de France
Boma
O'Hana
Whispering Canyon Cafe
1900 Park Fare
Jiko

Some snaps from CRT last year;








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Dining list looks great. We too are going to do breakfast at CRT next year for exactly the same reason as you! I know DD2 will love it and she was so small the last time we went that she had no real idea what was going on.

We are also considering the HoopdeDoo revue but as we are not on the dining plan we have to be sensible about how many we book.

And its never too early to plan you ADRs!!!!
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Dining list looks great. We too are going to do breakfast at CRT next year for exactly the same reason as you! I know DD2 will love it and she was so small the last time we went that she had no real idea what was going on.

We are also considering the HoopdeDoo revue but as we are not on the dining plan we have to be sensible about how many we book.

And its never too early to plan you ADRs!!!!

We have had two different experiences at CRT for breakfast one great and one not so great and one dinner experience, but def preferred breakfast to dinner as it was very expensive and not very good quality, we were a little disappointed with dinner but big fans of breakfast I hope DD2 gets as excited as her big sister

Some of our suggestions are two ts's so we need to think through what we really want to do as some may not be good value at 2 for example california grill which def is but not something we feel the kids would enjoy just yet, last year we managed a date night at cali which was excellant Plus the dining we will have experienced on the fantasy we'll be looking for something different this week
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