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 09-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #196
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: 9,636

Quote:
Originally Posted by twokids0204
Been busy dudes... Updates to come!!! Go take over Barry's TR...
Good idea... He'll be too busy watching the Packers to notice.
afwdwfan is offline  
Old 09-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #197
dvczerfs
DIS Veteran
 
dvczerfs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lehighvalley pa.
Posts: 9,185

thanks for waiting for me to get brian to update your trip report. im glad i didnt miss anything. being gone for 2 weeks in wdw and finishing my trip report, i was sure i was going to miss something here.
__________________
Driven 1100 miles each way, each year at least once a year since 1973. Started staying on property in 1987. Joined DVC in 1999. 41 years, 58 trips, 429 days and still counting!!!!

PROUD DAD OF A DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM DAUGHTER!!! FALL ADVANTAGE 2013 MK-ODF ALUMNI !!!!!

dvczerfs is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #198
DisneyDaddy-O
Dis Dads Club Member #286
I'm sure those driving beside me thought I was nuts
 
DisneyDaddy-O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North of Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,389

Okay I'm finally here, yikes, I can't believe I missed a fellow Canadians TR!! Great job so far, nice meets with Disdads!

We actually had a Royal room booked because that was all that was left, having two boys 10 and 13, the appeal was just not there for some reason .

We kept checking and found a room in the bayou and really enjoyed that area. We got a room with the extra bed and our boys took turns sleeping in the queen bed alone.

POR is by far our favorite resort!!
__________________
Me DW DS14 DS12

Oct 97 CBR Disney Honeymoon, Jan 06 AS Sports First Family Vacation, Jan 07 POR Jan 08 POP, Jan 09 POR, Jan 10 POR, AUG 10 POP, JAN 11 POR, AUG 11 POP,
AUG 12 ASM,CSR,SSR,POR(yep all 4),OCT 13 POR First Halloween Party and Food & Wine
DisneyDaddy-O is offline  
Old 09-28-2012, 05:11 PM   #199
twokids0204
DIS Dad #561
I control the universe.... scared yet?
 
twokids0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North of Toronto - Canada
Posts: 12,843

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyDaddy-O View Post
Okay I'm finally here, yikes, I can't believe I missed a fellow Canadians TR!! Great job so far, nice meets with Disdads!

We actually had a Royal room booked because that was all that was left, having two boys 10 and 13, the appeal was just not there for some reason .

We kept checking and found a room in the bayou and really enjoyed that area. We got a room with the extra bed and our boys took turns sleeping in the queen bed alone.

POR is by far our favorite resort!!
Nick...

You're just in time... my next day also includes a meetup at JTA...

It's been a while since an update. I will do one this weekend though...
__________________
1982 - Off Site * 1996 - Off Site * 1998 - All Star Sports * 2009 - Pop Century * 2010 - Pop Century * 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside

Me (Brian) DW (Sheri) DD11 DS9
Member #561
twokids0204 is offline  
Old 10-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #200
dvczerfs
DIS Veteran
 
dvczerfs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lehighvalley pa.
Posts: 9,185

__________________
Driven 1100 miles each way, each year at least once a year since 1973. Started staying on property in 1987. Joined DVC in 1999. 41 years, 58 trips, 429 days and still counting!!!!

PROUD DAD OF A DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM DAUGHTER!!! FALL ADVANTAGE 2013 MK-ODF ALUMNI !!!!!

dvczerfs is offline  
Old 10-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #201
Cinderella's Fella
DIS Dad #215
Carpe Bacon
And no more candy and caffeine for the rest of you
 
Cinderella's Fella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maryland, Land of Merry!
Posts: 12,066

__________________
DW Jodi Me Randall DISDads Chief Bacon Officer!



Cinderella's Fella is offline  
Old 10-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #202
dvczerfs
DIS Veteran
 
dvczerfs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lehighvalley pa.
Posts: 9,185

how busy could it be in canada??? its not like there watching hockey.
and they just had another hackin holiday on monday!!!!!
i guess we will have to help him out. anyone with me?
__________________
Driven 1100 miles each way, each year at least once a year since 1973. Started staying on property in 1987. Joined DVC in 1999. 41 years, 58 trips, 429 days and still counting!!!!

PROUD DAD OF A DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM DAUGHTER!!! FALL ADVANTAGE 2013 MK-ODF ALUMNI !!!!!

dvczerfs is offline  
Old 10-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #203
ChelleyB
Mouseketeer
 
ChelleyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 216

Quote:
Originally Posted by dvczerfs View Post
how busy could it be in canada??? its not like there watching hockey.
and they just had another hackin holiday on monday!!!!!
i guess we will have to help him out. anyone with me?
It's all the turkey he consumed yesterday - he's still in a food coma. Give him at least one more day
__________________
ChelleyB is offline  
Old 10-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #204
FreezinRafiki
DDC 322
Cold enough for ya?
Shocking, isn't it. Oh, wait, thats a taser
 
FreezinRafiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 5,851

Quote:
Originally Posted by dvczerfs View Post
how busy could it be in canada??? its not like there watching hockey.
and they just had another hackin holiday on monday!!!!!
i guess we will have to help him out. anyone with me?
Cut him some slack. I'm in the next update. He's probably sat down a dozen or so times to write the update but keeps getting lost in the awesomeness. It's OK, it happens to lots of people.
__________________
FreezinRafiki is offline  
Old 10-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #205
mad madam mim78
DIS Veteran
 
mad madam mim78's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 943

Here!
mad madam mim78 is offline  
Old 10-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #206
twokids0204
DIS Dad #561
I control the universe.... scared yet?
 
twokids0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North of Toronto - Canada
Posts: 12,843

Quote:
Originally Posted by mad madam mim78 View Post
Here!


Pay no attention to these Pirates... we were waiting for you to continue.



I apologize... to the rest of you, I have been a bit busy... but will get an update this weekend.

I did have a lot of Turkey on the weekend...

And yes, Barry is in the next update too... I am just waiting for Barry's report to catch up to mine...
__________________
1982 - Off Site * 1996 - Off Site * 1998 - All Star Sports * 2009 - Pop Century * 2010 - Pop Century * 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside

Me (Brian) DW (Sheri) DD11 DS9
Member #561
twokids0204 is offline  
Old 10-14-2012, 04:41 PM   #207
twokids0204
DIS Dad #561
I control the universe.... scared yet?
 
twokids0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North of Toronto - Canada
Posts: 12,843

Tuesday August 21

We have another long day planned, starting bright an early with a Scheduled DISDad meet up.

Not only DISDad meet ups, but friends and neighbors as well.

It started a 30 minutes before the park was scheduled to open. We had planned for the DISDad's and their respective families to save the universe from Evil and restore peace in the galaxy. That's right we are going to train our your padawan's to be Jedi Knights.

Before the gates even opened there were a few meet and greets outside the park. Most notably the proud hostess herself.



We met Barry and his family outside in line. After a few pictures, and kids scurrying around and getting reacquainted they finally opened the park and the Dads headed over to Toy Story Mania to get Fastpasses, while the Mom's and kids went to register for Jedi Training.

But first (ok, maybe a little out of sequence as this pic was taken later in the day) we need our DHS Sorcerer's hat picture.



Heading into DHS there was a mixup with park tickets. My DD's KTTW barcode wouldn't scan, and the magnetic strip wasn't working properly, so we were sent to another line to filter our way in to the park... They manually got hers to work, and DS's and DW's, and I thought mine as well. Either way we were all inside the park. When I went to get the Fastpasses for TSM my ticket said it was not registered at the front gate (luckily it was mine as everyone else was signing up for JTA). I told the CM about the mixup, and she gave me a Fastpass entitlement card, so I would be able to ride with the family at the printed return time.

So I headed back to guest services at the front gate. they asked if they can help, I said "Yes, I am not sure if I am here or not"
I explained what happened, and indeed although I appeared to be there, I actually was not. So they scanned me in - so now I am officially there, and they offered me another TSM fastpass for the trouble. SO now I have 5. Well, I may as well head back, and get 1 more since I am now in the park. So on the way back up Hollywood Blvd. I run into another DISDad. His name is Ron, but around here he is better known as COMMANDO! Remember I told you we were planning to save the world, yadda yadda yadda... well the original plan was with Commando... but unforeseen busing issues had him running behind.

So Ron and I went to get TSM fastpasses once again... and then met up with the rest of the families at the signup area.

During this whole ordeal My family and Barry's family all rode Star Tours together. Once I rejoined them, I rode as well.

We then headed over to meet Phineas and Ferb.



Oh, there you are Perry



After that it was off to Radiator Springs to meet Lightning and Mater. Here's My kids with Barry's and Ron's kids... future DISDad's and DISMom's.



And the Dad's



Then the lot of us then went to Monstropolis to meet Mike and Sully.

Kids


Dads


That's 3 main meet and greets in the span of 30 minutes. That's COMMANDO touring at it's best.
__________________
1982 - Off Site * 1996 - Off Site * 1998 - All Star Sports * 2009 - Pop Century * 2010 - Pop Century * 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside

Me (Brian) DW (Sheri) DD11 DS9
Member #561
twokids0204 is offline  
Old 10-14-2012, 04:43 PM   #208
twokids0204
DIS Dad #561
I control the universe.... scared yet?
 
twokids0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North of Toronto - Canada
Posts: 12,843

Tuesday August 21 con't...

After our Meet and Greets we get on our speeders and raced back to Tatooine, where our young padawans will defend us from the evil Sith Lord.





Here are my young Jedi's in deep concentration preparing for battle.

I feel a disturbance in the force...



I feel it too...



We better get prepared



Sure enough, guess who showed up. None other than Darth Vader himself.



But he was no match for the highly trained future of the free world.







There's even some video proof, The force was strong with them.

At the JTA we were joined by yet another DISDad. From left to right...
Me, then Barry and Nick known around here as DisneyDaddy-O



Turns out Nick who's also from Canada lives about 45 minutes away from me. But it takes travelling to WDW to meet up. It was really cool to meet up with so many awesome families, that we talk to every day online, and finally put some flesh and blood behind the already established friendships and personalities.

After JTA we headed over to Starring Rolls for an early lunch. No pics...

After lunch we went to Muppetvision 3D



We sang in the rain



And we rode TSM. At TSM we briefly met up with my next door neighbor, they were waiting in Standby we had Fastpasses (before going I tried giving them some tips on successful touring, but I guess they like waiting)...

Then it was off to Animation Building where we met Pooh Bear. My kids brought Pooh a present... that's right, they took a few packets of Honey from the Riverside Mill in the morning to give to the tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff



Pooh was overjoyed, excited, and even more confused and bewildered, and didn't know what to do with his honey packets. He handed them off to his character handler, but I am sure he enjoyed them later.

Next we did the Animation Academy where we got to draw Minnie Mouse. For those who didn't want to draw Minnie, they had the option to not add eyelashes, and a bow... and voila they had Mickey.

These pics were taken today (at home)



And here's a little known secret that's worked for me twice. After the class if you ask the instructor nicely, they may just give you their copy as well.
Here is my DD with the instructors copy. As I always say... best free souvenir in Disney.



After Animation Academy we rode The Great Movie Ride, and quickly checked out American Idol (we didn't stay for the whole show)



DS and I then rode Rock N' Rollercoaster, while DW and DD had an Ice Cream.

DS and I headed over to the Hollywood Tower Hotel to ride Tower of Terror, but once again... the pre show scared the bejesus out of him, and he just couldn't take the main elevator. So instead we took the other elevator which safely takes you to the waiting area.

Once safely outside the clutches of the Twilight Zone DS had his Mickey Head Ice Cream bar.



I then met up with not one but 2 co-workers who happened to be in WDW at the same time. And "by happened to be" I mean, One of them I planned the trip for their family from the booking, to the dining, to the touring plan, etc...

Insert random touring and Dinner here... (see next post for Dining Details)

We planned to end a long day of touring and Meetups with Fantasmic!

Well like with all good plans - Mother Nature has a way of budding her head into it...

We got in line early, got prime seats right up front...and Voila... RAIN!



The same thing happened to us in 2010.

So we head back to POR for a good night sleep.

__________________
1982 - Off Site * 1996 - Off Site * 1998 - All Star Sports * 2009 - Pop Century * 2010 - Pop Century * 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside

Me (Brian) DW (Sheri) DD11 DS9
Member #561

Last edited by twokids0204; 10-14-2012 at 06:53 PM.
twokids0204 is offline  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #209
dvczerfs
DIS Veteran
 
dvczerfs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lehighvalley pa.
Posts: 9,185

UPDATE!!!!!!
great up date brian!!! i has the same problem a few years ago with the ticket. glad that worked out for you.
kids did a great job at jedi trainning. im most likely the only 47 year old in the free world who hasnt seen a star wars movie.
ice cream and honey look good as always!
i seem to sleep like a baby myself as well as the kids.
some day, some how, we have to meet up!!!!
__________________
Driven 1100 miles each way, each year at least once a year since 1973. Started staying on property in 1987. Joined DVC in 1999. 41 years, 58 trips, 429 days and still counting!!!!

PROUD DAD OF A DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM DAUGHTER!!! FALL ADVANTAGE 2013 MK-ODF ALUMNI !!!!!

dvczerfs is offline  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #210
GoHerd1028
DDC 172
"Insert clever tag fairy saying here"
You really think I'm clever?
 
GoHerd1028's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 3,615

Man you scored great seats for Fantasmic!! Too bad for rain!!! Taht does suck!!!
__________________
We Are.....Marshall!!!:
DisDads Club Member #172
DH Steve (46) DW Shari (45) DS Ethan (7) DD Lauren (6)
GoHerd1028 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 11:45 PM.

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

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

You Rated this Thread: