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Old 04-23-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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A Magical Gettaway~ A June 2012 Mother/Daughter Trip! PTR- 7/5 Link to TR!!!!!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Ladies and Gentlemen!
Boys and Girls!
Welcome to my first Pre Trip Report EVER!!
In case you missed it, my previous TR, A Year Late But Worth The Wait was wayyyyy too long ago!!! Since then, I have completed a post graduate year at a prep school and am in the process of completing my first year of college. Before I get too far ahead of myself, I should make some proper introductionsÖ

The Who:
Me!! My name is Emma, and I am a 19 year old college student. I am majoring in Child Development, and am just finishing up my first year in college!! I hope to be an elementary school teacher when I grow up. I play basketball for the school, and I love all things Disney! Iím just over six feet tall, and I love to read, surf the Disboards, dance, giggle, and hang out with my DBF of two years <3. Thatís my life in a nutshell, letís move onÖ

Mom! My mother is the coolest woman in the world (including Oprah!). She is my best friend, and we tend to giggle like weíre 5year olds! She introduced me to Disney before I was even born, and I have her to thank for my Disney obsession! She is a high school French teacher (was mine in high school as well), and I donít know how she possibly does it. She is zuzu03 on the boards, so you might see her popping in and out on this thread. I love her so much, and I am so excited to spend a mother/daughter trip with her to our favorite place in the world!!

Here is a picture of us from our last trip in July of 2010:



The When:
We will be traveling on June 21, 2012 and leaving on June 25, 2012.

The Where:
As of now (April 23, 2012) we will be staying at Port Orleans French Quarter!!! Iím so excited because this was my first resort I ever stayed in back in 1997 when I was a wee 4 year old! We are looking for rates at other resorts to see if we can score a better, or same at a deluxe, rate that we can snag.

The Why:
I havenít been to WDW since my graduation trip in July of 2010. I have been having some serious withdrawals!! I also get very stressed out over the smallest of things, so needless to say this year has been one big stressor! I need to get away! What better place than WDW?? NOWHERE, thatís where!!!!

So please! Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride of ADR making and trip planning! I look forward to hearing suggestions, and just sharing the process with you all!
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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Agenda- Rough Draft

Ok, so here’s what our agenda looks like so far:

Thursday 21- Arrival Day- not much planned yet because we don’t have our flight times. It will probably end up being a DTD or pool afternoon/night.

Friday 22- We plan to hit rope drop at 9:00am in DHS this morning to get FPs for TSM and ride ToT, RnRC, Star Tours, and anything else we might want to do.



Then we have an ADR for lunch at Le Cellier at 2:40pm, so we will head over to EPCOT for the rest of the day exploring the World Showcase. We will stay until Illuminations that night at 9:00.



Saturday 23- We have an ADR scheduled at Crystal Palace at 8:25am this morning, so we will head over to Magic Kingdom early!



We will stay in the park all day hitting the rides we want to do. We will probably leave the park after the 3:00 Dreams Come True Parade to rest up at the hotel. We will return to the park for the MSEP at 9:00 and Wishes at 10:00.

Sunday 24- Today is still up in the air. We may do a water park/resort hopping day or a DTD shopping day and park evening day. We are still debating, and open to suggestions!

Monday 25- Departure day! Depending on what time our flight is, we will head to EPCOT for rope drop at 9:00am and get FPs for Soarin’.

So as of now we only have two ADRs for the trip. We are looking for lunch and snack suggestions based on the days and times we are in the parks.

I know the Red Velvet Cupcake at Starring Roles is a must!!!!
What is everyone’s must-eat while in WDW??
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Hey! I'm definitely here! It's so awesome that you get to go back, two years is TOO LONG!
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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Hey! I'm definitely here! It's so awesome that you get to go back, two years is TOO LONG!
Yay!! I'm so glad you're here! Haha, the first and only so far!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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Well you KNOW I'm here!!!! Checking in from the ridiculously slow wifi at POR!!! Emma gets to do most of the planning for his trip, good practice for when she and her DBF take their first trip together!! So let the planning begin!! Guess I'd better get myself a new ticker soon! Let the countdown begin!
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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Well you KNOW I'm here!!!! Checking in from the ridiculously slow wifi at POR!!! Emma gets to do most of the planning for his trip, good practice for when she and her DBF take their first trip together!! So let the planning begin!! Guess I'd better get myself a new ticker soon! Let the countdown begin!
Yay Mom! Glad you're here!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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I came across your PTR and am joining in!!

My daughter's name is Emma, too! Although she's only 2!

I hope to take a mommy/daughter trip with her someday (and rreeeaaallllyyyy hope she loves Disney as much as me!)! My DH doesn't know it, but I'm hoping to take a trip sometime in 2013 I got to get Emma hooked early!!

Can't wait to read more!
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:26 PM   #9
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I came across your PTR and am joining in!!

My daughter's name is Emma, too! Although she's only 2!

I hope to take a mommy/daughter trip with her someday (and rreeeaaallllyyyy hope she loves Disney as much as me!)! My DH doesn't know it, but I'm hoping to take a trip sometime in 2013 I got to get Emma hooked early!!

Can't wait to read more!
Yay! Emma is a great name, haha That is too cute!! I'm sure she'll get the Disney bug too! It took me until a couple years ago to actually appreciate everything Disney does. Once I realized how amazing it is and all the little things, I became obsessed with ALL the small magical things!!

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I'm here! I'm excited to read your pre-trip report~
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I'm in I read your TR from 2010 and it was great! Can't wait to read along with this one!
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I didn't realize you had started this! Shoot, I didn't even realize you had a trip coming up! Sometimes, I'm so oblivious to things on the boards.

How fun that you & your mom are doing a trip! Can't wait to hear more!
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I'm here! I'm excited to read your pre-trip report~
Yay!! Thanks for reading!!

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I'm in I read your TR from 2010 and it was great! Can't wait to read along with this one!
Awesome! Glad you're here!

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I didn't realize you had started this! Shoot, I didn't even realize you had a trip coming up! Sometimes, I'm so oblivious to things on the boards.

How fun that you & your mom are doing a trip! Can't wait to hear more!
Haha, that's ok! We literally decided on this Monday! I just couldn't wait to start planning!! I'm just soooo excited!
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Haha, that's ok! We literally decided on this Monday! I just couldn't wait to start planning!! I'm just soooo excited!
I don't blame you! Planning is so much fun! I selfishly hope y'all don't change resorts so that I can see recent pics of POFQ & see what y'all think of it.
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