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Old 09-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Christmas 2013

I know its well over a year out but I am so excited to go back again I wanted it all booked ASAP. So the day after the 2013 rates came out I emailed DU for a quote. I had to wait a few weeks as the Nov/Dec rates were not released. Anyway quotes are in and deposits paid thanks to Jen at DU.

We are heading out day after eldest DD exams in late November. We are heading to Disneyland first staying at the Grand Californian, then we are off to WDW for a week at the Yacht Club, then to Universal Studios for 4 days at Portofino and then back to WDW for another week at Wilderness lodge.

After that we head off to NY for 5 days before arriving back in Australia Christmas morning.

Love the idea of the split stay it allows us to do all the Epcot and Boardwalk restaurants first then the rest of the restaurants. Love my food, I have been playing around with our dining plan for weeks. Love studying the menus of each restaurant.

All I need to do is book flights early next year.

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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Enjoy!


Congratulations. Sounds like another epic trip.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
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I know its well over a year out but I am so excited to go back again I wanted it all booked ASAP. So the day after the 2013 rates came out I emailed DU for a quote. I had to wait a few weeks as the Nov/Dec rates were not released. Anyway quotes are in and deposits paid thanks to Jen at DU.

We are heading out day after eldest DD exams in late November. We are heading to Disneyland first staying at the Grand Californian, then we are off to WDW for a week at the Yacht Club, then to Universal Studios for 4 days at Portofino and then back to WDW for another week at Wilderness lodge.

After that we head off to NY for 5 days before arriving back in Australia Christmas morning.

Love the idea of the split stay it allows us to do all the Epcot and Boardwalk restaurants first then the rest of the restaurants. Love my food, I have been playing around with our dining plan for weeks. Love studying the menus of each restaurant.

All I need to do is book flights early next year.

How wonderful! We wandered through the Yacht Club lounge this week and it was so elegant and serene. You will have a fantastic trip

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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Wow, that sounds like a fab trip!
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 AM   #5
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Your trip plan sounds wonderful. Roll on 2013
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:32 AM   #6
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Can't believe it... this is pretty much the trip we are planning!! Leave end Nov/early Dec, DL, WDW, NY! No dates sorted yet, and we are going with another family from Perth. Planning a FQ stay at this stage (I want to do movies on the green again, and boat to DD), and probably DL hotel on the other side (not sure yet). Love their big beds and light-up headboards.

So... DU is the way to go you reckon?

Trying to decide whether to do the bulk of our "non Dis" visits - eg Universal/Legoland - on the CA or FL side. Your 4 day split looks great... Wooooooooo!
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Looks like a great trip!! Lots of planning ahead!!!

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:07 AM   #8
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That look like an amazing trip you have planned how exciting to already have it booked
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Oooooh sounds like a wonderful trip. All those beautiful Christmas decorations in the parks. Yay.

You will love WL if you haven't stayed there already. Our family adored it.
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We're off to WDW at the last week of term 4 2013 too, and we are also doing a Fantasy cruise. Also doing a road trip back to Dallas then Christmas in Montana and DL for Cars Land since it opened after we left earlier this year.

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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Congratulations. Sounds like another epic trip.
Thanks Princess, family is really looking forward to it.

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How wonderful! We wandered through the Yacht Club lounge this week and it was so elegant and serene. You will have a fantastic trip

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Thanks Andona we have only been to the Yacht club to go to the Yachtsman's Steakhouse and must agree it did looking elegant. 2 DD are looking forward to the pool there as well.


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Wow, that sounds like a fab trip!
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Your trip plan sounds wonderful. Roll on 2013
Thanks Caroline, fingers crossed time will fly.

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Can't believe it... this is pretty much the trip we are planning!! Leave end Nov/early Dec, DL, WDW, NY! No dates sorted yet, and we are going with another family from Perth. Planning a FQ stay at this stage (I want to do movies on the green again, and boat to DD), and probably DL hotel on the other side (not sure yet). Love their big beds and light-up headboards.

So... DU is the way to go you reckon?

Trying to decide whether to do the bulk of our "non Dis" visits - eg Universal/Legoland - on the CA or FL side. Your 4 day split looks great... Wooooooooo!
Franrose, DU I have found on our last visit were great. They got us free dining months after we booked without us saying a word savings us thousands of dollars. They did all our dining reservations and other special requests.

If I were you i would do your non-disney visits in Orlando. Universal is much better and also has Harry Potter World. You have sea world and a number of water parks. LAst time we went at Christmas it was still warm enough to swim every day.

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Looks like a great trip!! Lots of planning ahead!!!

Thanks HJD planning is half the fun. Really looking forward to it but I tend to drive my family nuts with all the details.

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Oooooh sounds like a wonderful trip. All those beautiful Christmas decorations in the parks. Yay.

You will love WL if you haven't stayed there already. Our family adored it.
Thanks Shuttergirl we have loved it. We have stayed there 3 times now and just love the place.

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We're off to WDW at the last week of term 4 2013 too, and we are also doing a Fantasy cruise. Also doing a road trip back to Dallas then Christmas in Montana and DL for Cars Land since it opened after we left earlier this year.

Have fun!
Marlea your trip sounds great. I just loved our cruise last time. I am still trying to convince the family to do it again. I am dying to see carsland this time around. It was still being built last time at DL.
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