Disney Information Station Logo

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





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
mouselovenfamily
DIS Veteran
 
mouselovenfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri
Posts: 1,506

Come along on our Spring Break Photo Trip/Dining Report 2012! Update 9/12 Epcot

Hello! Welcome and come along for my Spring Break 2012 Photography TR! After 29 trips you would think I would have done a TR this before!! This trip will take us through all 4 parks, DTD, POR and of course we will be seeing lots of FOOD!

I’m a mom from the Midwest and I went to WDW for the first time in high school with the band as we preformed in MK and Epcot (I was a Color Guard gal). I later became a travel agent and our office’s Disney Specialist. This gave me the opportunity to frequent WDW and see so many extras an average tourist doesn’t take time to do. Although I’m no longer a travel agent, we still attempt to go to WDW every year or every other as time and $ allows.

In my spare time I've tried to become a self taught semi decent photographer. I love taking photos at WDW and have learned the art of shooting on the run to keep up with the family. I love the rides where the family goes without me and I have 20 minutes to go shoot without them having to wait on me.

On this trip were me, my DH, DD18, DS15 and DS friend also 15.



We stayed at POR March 23-April 1 in the AB section.





We had building 36, room 3645. It was our least expensive option with 5 people and worked out great. We arrived at noon and our room, in the new refurbished section was ready. I had chose not to do on line check in so I could be sure that my request were made before I was give a room assignment. Our check in was quick and easy. The lady we checked in with lacked Disney Magic. Not really welcoming at all, maybe just a bad day.
We did have a second floor room which was not ay favorite but I had forget to request lower level so my fault. We had a garden view room which was very nice and pretty. I usually don’t worry about the “view” too much, we don’t really spend that much time in our room to enjoy it. But when the kids are older and I’m not running all the time, Board walk Balcony, here I come!!!





Up next:

More resort and room photos...
__________________
Heading Back for trip 30 over Spring Break!

Last edited by mouselovenfamily; 09-12-2012 at 11:18 AM.
mouselovenfamily is offline  
Old 04-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
MinnieMouseMom
BL II - Red Team
WISH Biggest Loser
Knows resistance is futile
 
MinnieMouseMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,741

Can't wait to read more and see more pics!!
__________________
~Kelli

Disneyland-'79, '85, '97, '99, '00, '02, '05, '08-offsite
Disneyland-'03-Grand Californian
Disneyland Hotel-'10
WDW-Honeymoon '93-Swan
All-Star Movies-'05
Polynesian-Honeymoon Suite-'05
CBR-'09
POR-'12

MinnieMouseMom is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
DisneyDreamerMom
Mouseketeer
 
DisneyDreamerMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 228

Followed you here from the POR thread. Can't wait to read more!
__________________
Me: DH DS10 DD8
DW - 2012 POR* DW - 2010 POP* DW - 2007 ASSports* DW - 1998 ASMusic* DW - 1997 ASMovies
DisneyDreamerMom is offline  
Old 04-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #4
tink65
Earning My Ears
 
tink65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 29

I'm in! Can't wait to read more!
__________________
(ME 48) (DH 48) (DD 18)
tink65 is offline  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
solana131
DIS Veteran
 
solana131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,203

I'm joining in too! I need exposure to POR. I am planning a July trip and can't make up my mind between Poly, POR, and POFQ. I'll be following along closely!
__________________
Me(Suzi) DH(Bill) DS7(Bradey)
1985,1989,1992 Offsite
Feb'12 Poly July'12 POFQ Aug'13 Poly June'14 GF



Feb'12 TR: How do I go back to a world that doesn't have fireworks every night?
July'12 TR: July 2012. Yes it was hot. Yes it was crowded. Yes it was FUN!
August'13 TR: Mom...am I supposed to have shoes on??
solana131 is offline  
Old 04-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
Where'sPiglet?
I'm going to try something different this month
Do I LOOK like I know what I'm doing
 
Where'sPiglet?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 5,221

I came here from the POR thread also! I'm looking forward to your photos and what you did on your trip.
__________________
10/92 Yacht Club ~*~ 11/96 Disney Institute ~*~ 12/00 Yacht Club ~*~ 6/05 Beach Club ~*~ 8/06 Shades of Green
8/07 Caribbean Beach ~*~ 10/07 Coronado Springs ~*~ 12/08 French Quarter
~*~ 3/10 All Star Sports ~*~ 4/12 Riverside ~*~ 2/14 Riverside

1987, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013 ~*~ Disneyland

2010 Princess Half Marathon Trip Report
Where'sPiglet? is offline  
Old 04-17-2012, 05:19 PM   #7
tlovesdis
Disneyland Obsessed!!!
My room has a Mickey theme!
 
tlovesdis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Richmond, CA
Posts: 1,774

Can't wait to read more!
__________________
Tina

December 6-9, 2014 (Birthday trip)

February 19, 2015
tlovesdis is offline  
Old 04-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #8
mouselovenfamily
DIS Veteran
 
mouselovenfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri
Posts: 1,506

Quote:
Originally Posted by MinnieMouseMom View Post
Can't wait to read more and see more pics!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyDreamerMom View Post
Followed you here from the POR thread. Can't wait to read more!



Quote:
Originally Posted by tink65 View Post
I'm in! Can't wait to read more!


Quote:
Originally Posted by solana131 View Post
I'm joining in too! I need exposure to POR. I am planning a July trip and can't make up my mind between Poly, POR, and POFQ. I'll be following along closely!
I've been to the Poly and stayed at all the others so if you have questions, just let me know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Where'sPiglet? View Post
I came here from the POR thread also! I'm looking forward to your photos and what you did on your trip.


Quote:
Originally Posted by tlovesdis View Post
Can't wait to read more!
__________________
Heading Back for trip 30 over Spring Break!

Last edited by mouselovenfamily; 04-18-2012 at 10:24 AM.
mouselovenfamily is offline  
Old 04-18-2012, 10:24 AM   #9
mouselovenfamily
DIS Veteran
 
mouselovenfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri
Posts: 1,506

So I have a rule of thumb my family is very used to. "Do not enter the room with anything until I have photos!!!" We arrive at our room, they move to the side and let me go in and shoot away. When the "all clear" is given, we move in.

Our room was refurbished and beautiful. The bedding is very nice quality.









Storage is a problem if you like to unpack so extra hangers would be handy. The only drawer space are the the drawers you see under the Murphy bed and the drawer beside the beds in the night table. I was very happy with the size of the 5th person bed. It was bigger than what I had thought.





We also had brought a twin size air bed which we had placed by the window. By moving the table over a little and putting a chair behind the door, there was plenty of room.



The coffee maker is a single cup style, but you can make two cups at a time (side by side) or just hot water for tea.





There are also a couple of shelves next to the fridge to help hold items.



The bathroom is separated from the room by a curtain. The theme is very nice with the washboard and tile floor. Under the sink is all open so we stored small suitcases and duffels under there.







Even the carpet has a "rustic" look!!



Our room was very clean and never had any issues with Mousekeeping.

We felt a little off with out our storage. I like to unpack into the drawers (that have been wiped out) and then we put all dirty clothes into the suitcases. It's easy for my kids to know what is clean and what is dirty and it saves packing time at departure since most everything is already packed.

Up next:

POR Grounds and Common Areas
__________________
Heading Back for trip 30 over Spring Break!
mouselovenfamily is offline  
Old 04-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #10
solana131
DIS Veteran
 
solana131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,203

Ha! Love the carpet. Such great little touches And I loved the gators on the throw pillows!
__________________
Me(Suzi) DH(Bill) DS7(Bradey)
1985,1989,1992 Offsite
Feb'12 Poly July'12 POFQ Aug'13 Poly June'14 GF



Feb'12 TR: How do I go back to a world that doesn't have fireworks every night?
July'12 TR: July 2012. Yes it was hot. Yes it was crowded. Yes it was FUN!
August'13 TR: Mom...am I supposed to have shoes on??
solana131 is offline  
Old 04-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #11
mom2rtk
DIS Veteran
 
mom2rtk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 28,774

Yeah! I found you!

Check the link in your signature though. It didn't get me here.

Can't wait to see all your shots!
mom2rtk is online now  
Old 04-18-2012, 01:55 PM   #12
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,694

I came by the way of Janet's thread. Hello again neighbor! PO Riverside is our home resort at WDW. We stayed there last summer. Can't wait to see the shots of the common grounds.
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"

2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline  
Old 04-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #13
mom2rtk
DIS Veteran
 
mom2rtk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 28,774

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post
I came by the way of Janet's thread. Hello again neighbor! PO Riverside is our home resort at WDW. We stayed there last summer. Can't wait to see the shots of the common grounds.
So what do you think Mike..... she shoots Nikon. Should we give her a bunch of grief?
mom2rtk is online now  
Old 04-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #14
chocolateMinnie
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peterborough, Uk
Posts: 2,455

joining in - I'm the same with the room - no-one moves until photos are done : and bedding has been checked for bugs
__________________
Me DH DS (16) DD (12)
10/2003 CSR 10/2007 CSR/ST PETE'S/GF 02/2009 CSR10/2009 CSR 10/2010 CSR 10/2011 AKL 10/2012 BC


chocolateMinnie is offline  
Old 04-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #15
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,694

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2rtk View Post
So what do you think Mike..... she shoots Nikon. Should we give her a bunch of grief?
Better not. Too early in the thread for that.
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"

2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline  
 



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 06:57 AM.

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

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