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Old 02-28-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Talking The Darlings Caved Already! A Sept. '12 PTR -- Sept. 26 - TR link posted!

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Wendy. She was five years old. Her parents took her to the most magical place on Earth – Walt Disney World. She fell in love.


Fast forward 16 years and Wendy was 21. It was the year 2007 and it had taken this long, but she and her parents were finally going back.


The very next year Wendy took Johnny and together they found they had even more in common than before – a love of Disney.


In May 2009, Wendy traveled to Europe with her parents, and they were lucky enough to get to see Disneyland in Paris.


In 2010 just after Wendy and Johnny were married, they knew there was only one place to celebrate such a joyous occasion, so back to WDW they went.


In 2011 Johnny decided to surprise Wendy with a first anniversary present she would never forget and once again they were planning a trip to see the Mouse.


Originally the title of this PTR was "The Darlings' Disney Drought" and referred to the fact that we were not going until 2015. We joked that we would probably cave and go earlier, hence the new title. If you read the first post about our reasons for waiting, that was before caving.

This is now the story of our Walt Disney World vacation in September, 2012.

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Old 02-28-2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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Chapter 1: Introductions!
Chapter 2: Run, run as Fast as You Can?
Chapter 3: The Reasons for the Wait
Chapter 4: Some early considerations.
Chapter 5: Resort Talk.
Chapter 6: Caving.
Chapter 7: Meet my family
Chapter 8: Plans! Real plans!
Chapter 9: We Caved Already!
Chapter 10: These are the plans, folks!
Chapter 11: Life update & weight loss hopes.
Chapter 12: Possible resort change? It's shiny and new!
Chapter 13: The official ADR list!
Chapter 14: Art of Animation - HERE WE COME!
Chapter 15: How to Count Down the Days
Chapter 16: My new/old job!
Chapter 17: Clothing sorting, packing already!?
Chapter 18: Welcome to Disney's Art of Animation Resort.
Chapter 19: Halifax Trip Report.
Chapter 20: Where would YOU like to be right now?
Chapter 21: A change in plans; we're off to see the Wizard!
Chapter 22: 100 Days to go and the start of the daily plans!
Chapter 23: 99 Days to go and Day 1 part two!
Chapter 24: The List Begins! & My Cape Breton Home
Chapter 25: Bought my first trip item + Day 2 Part 1!
Chapter 26: Another item crossed off the list + My first time Disney movie review!
Chapter 27: Day 2, Part 2!
Chapter 28: Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party -- dashing some dreams.
Chapter 29: A Mini-update -- PIF DANCE!
Chapter 30: Dessert Party Story; Any Baby Makes... Three?
Chapter 31: Day 3, part 1!
Chapter 32: Day 3, part 2!
Chapter 33: Day 4, part 1!
Chapter 34: 25 days to go + trip updates!
Chapter 35: Day 4, part 2!
Chapter 36: General pre-trip updates!
Chapter 37: Day 5!
Chapter 38: Online Check In!!!!
Chapter 39: One week to go! + Day 6 plans
Chapter 40: 5 days to go! + Day 7 & 8 plans!
Chapter 41: 42 hours until check in!
We're HOME!
Trip Report is found here!

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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I so want to be first!

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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I hope you do cave before 2015, but even if you don't you are going to have a fabulous time planning and you were so lucky to have a 2010 trip (honeymoon) and a 2011 (anniversary trip).

Happy Planning. Looking forward to reading all about it!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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I hope you do cave before 2015, but even if you don't you are going to have a fabulous time planning and you were so lucky to have a 2010 trip (honeymoon) and a 2011 (anniversary trip).

Happy Planning. Looking forward to reading all about it!
We have been so blessed and so lucky to have been able to do what we've done already that I'll never complain (much) about having to wait until 2015. Knowing Johnny and I though, we won't wait. It's going to be interesting to see when we will actually end up going!
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I'm joining in! I couldn't imagine having to wait until 2015 to return to WDW, but if you do have to hold off until then, imagine how absolutely magicial it'll be.
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I'm joining in! I couldn't imagine having to wait until 2015 to return to WDW, but if you do have to hold off until then, imagine how absolutely magicial it'll be.
Welcome!
Ohh I'm freaking out a little at the thoughts of no trip for that long. I don't know if we can do it without folding! But you're right, how magical it will be (and so much new stuff by then!)
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Well hello again! I figured I might as well get started on the boring background info and stuff, get that out of the way. For those of you who may not know me or Johnny, let me introduce you!

I am Wendy.


26 years old. I am a scatterbrained photographer and animal lover. I am a Disney nut and hopeful world traveler.

Favourite park: Epcot
Favourite ride: Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster
Favourite Disney classic: 101 Dalmations
Favourite Disney/Pixar: Monsters Inc
Favourite character: Sulley
Favourite Disney Experience: Christmas at Magic Kingdom, 2010 trip.


I am married to Johnny.



He is a 25 year old plumber and army reservist. Also a Disney lover and child at heart. He is always hesitant about trying new things and new places but follows me and always ends up telling me I’m right.

Favourite park: Epcot
Favourite ride: Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster
Favourite Disney restaurant: Boma
Favourite Disney/Pixar: Monsters Inc
Favourite character: Mickey Mouse
Favourite Disney Experience: Our whole honeymoon trip

We met while at our first job at Burger King in the summer of 2002. You know how romantic those whoppers can be. We started dating in June of 2003, were engaged on my birthday in January 2009. We were married on October 16, 2010.



Together this will be our fourth Disney trip. It will be my 6th time to Walt Disney World, and 7th to a Disney Park. We can't wait to go (literally, the "when will we cave?" isn't just a clever title, it's an actual question on my mind!) and we talk every day about plans, hotels, rides, and restaurants.

Coming up next, I'll tell you the real reason behind the wait!
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Wendy - That is a lovely wedding picture of the two of you and I love your dress. It's beautiful.

So - the "real" reason for the wait? I guess I have some guesses in mind.
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Joining in!!! Beautiful wedding photo!
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What a beautiful wedding photo! My husband is in the Army but didn't wear his uniform for our wedding, I wish he did, I always remind him of that LOL.

I hope you get to go sooner than 2015! I was just like you, my parents took me when I was 5 and then we didn't go back until I was 24 and they took my kids and I while my husband was deployed. We have gone every other year after that, I need to make up for lost time

Can't wait to hear more of your plans!
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Wendy - That is a lovely wedding picture of the two of you and I love your dress. It's beautiful.

So - the "real" reason for the wait? I guess I have some guesses in mind.
Aww thank you!
Don't let your imagination run wild, it's not a particularly fun reason

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What a beautiful wedding photo! My husband is in the Army but didn't wear his uniform for our wedding, I wish he did, I always remind him of that LOL.

I hope you get to go sooner than 2015! I was just like you, my parents took me when I was 5 and then we didn't go back until I was 24 and they took my kids and I while my husband was deployed. We have gone every other year after that, I need to make up for lost time

Can't wait to hear more of your plans!

Thank you, I was very happy that he decided to wear the uniform, he looks so good in it.
I hope we go sooner too! That's a good way of looking at it, making up for lost time!
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Woohoo for another PTR!!

Can't wait to read all about your plans
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Woohoo for another PTR!!

Can't wait to read all about your plans
Yayyy you're here! Welcome aboard!
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What a great wedding picture. Your dress was beautiful!

I think it's great that you both have the same favorite park and favorite ride. I bet that makes planning a little easier, because you both have similar WDW interests.
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