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Old 07-15-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
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A Princess' First Trip - My October 2013 PTR - Updated 04-15-13(Schedule and ADR's)

Even though I haven't booked yet, I'm starting to plan my family's October 2013 WDW trip.

I took several trips as a child, and loved the World. But we never stayed on site or even ate at any TS restaurant. So, back when my DH and I were planning our wedding he gave me the choice of Disney or Vegas for our honeymoon. Guess what I picked

We had a wonderful honeymoon - we stayed at CBR during the Year of a Million Dreams in 2007. It was magical! Three months after our honeymoon, we found out that I was pregnant! It was about that point that I started dreaming of DD's first trip.

DD is currently 3. Her birthday is in mid-October, so she won't be starting kindergarten until she is almost six. Since we won't have to take her out of school (beyond pre-school), we decided to take our princess on her first trip in mid-October 2013 so she can celebrate her 5th birthday in grand style!

My DH is not as into Disney as I am, so I'm going to use this PTR to be able to talk about our trip as much as I want without constantly talking to DH about it.

We are hoping to stay in a Nemo AoA family suite. I'm hoping to book in the next couple of months and really started planning in earnest.

But for now, here are a few pictures:

DH and I on our honeymoon



Our Pretty Princess

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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So, I sat down with DH, and we have made our first tentative plan!

Saturday, October 12 - Arrival Day!
- We are going to try and leave our house by 5 am, which should put our arrival at Disney at about 3 pm.
- Hoping to get an ADR at Chef Mickey's between 6 and 7 pm

Sunday, October 13 - AK and possibly MNSSHP

Monday - October 14 - MK or rest day

Tuesday - October 15 - rest day or MNSSHP

Wednesday - October 16 - DHS

Thursday - October 17 - DD's Birthday and Departure Day
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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Yea! I'm in.

Isn't it funny that we're both planning our trips for October 2013 to celebrate a dear child's fifth birthday? Only difference is...you're celebrating your daughter's and I'm celebrating my granddaughter's.

I should start thinking about a trip thread myself. But I dunno if I'll keep up with it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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Yea! I'm in.

Isn't it funny that we're both planning our trips for October 2013 to celebrate a dear child's fifth birthday? Only difference is...you're celebrating your daughter's and I'm celebrating my granddaughter's.

I should start thinking about a trip thread myself. But I dunno if I'll keep up with it.
Yay, you are the first :D

I think we'll both have a great time - I think 5 is the perfect age for a first trip. Though DH isn't sure - he thinks she isn't going to remember it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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I am SO in!
I can't wait to read about your plans!

I've been to a couple of MNSSHP and would be happy to answer any questions you may have

I also started a PTR for our December trip to give my hubby a break from my Disney talk..
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:13 PM   #6
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Joining in from Oct 2013 Facebook group

Cant wait to hear more about your plans!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:52 AM   #7
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ericamcl - We did MNSSHP on our honeymoon - it was so much fun, though we made the mistake of doing the MK all day before going to the party. We were pooped and only made it through the fireworks.

I'm glad my husband is willing to go - but I know I drive him a little crazy with the constant Disney talk.

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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HI~ I'm in...Connie Cannon Sink from the FB group! Looking forward to following you through the planning process. I won't start our PTR until after I finish my current TR and we actually BOOK our trip. We have not decided whether or not we will do the MNSSHP. We are not sure if we can swing it financially... especially since our oldest DD has requested a water park this time. We definitely want to partake of the F&WF at Epcot!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
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Hi there! Hope you've got room for one more to follow your planning journey? Can't wait to hear everything you've got planned I know what you mean about coming on here to chat about all things disney, so that our husbands get some peace

MNSSHP is great!! We absolutely love it, the only thing is that tune from the parade stays in your head forever Boo to you and you and you and you!
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oopsiDAISY and JoJo1980 - the more the merrier!

We've watched the YouTube video of the Boo To You parade several times so I could show it to my DD - I love it! Even though the song is very repetitive.
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It's great, I love the Haunted Mansion bit of the parade, the spooky dancers are brilliant! Our next trip is a couple of years away but I already know we'll be booking for MNSSHP
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Aw your DD is so cute!!

October is a great time to go to Disney! That is our tentative time to go next year if our new baby isn't ready for travel by our May trip.

The weather is warm, pretty decorations, MNSSHP...so much fun! I am looking forward to reading more.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
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daisy_77!

I probably start some introductions of me, DH and DD over the next couple of days. For now, here's a picture of me from my first trip to Disney World.

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What a cute picture! I should scan some of my mom's "vintage" Disney pictures of me. We started going in 1978...it is just no fair that we age and Mickey doesn't!
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #15
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I think that picture was taken in 1986, so I would have been nine.

Mickey doesn't age, but he does change. It is interesting to see the characters throughout the years.
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