Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 05-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #286
suemom2kay
DIS Veteran
 
suemom2kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 1,511

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1coolnini View Post
See you there! At the moment I have suitcases and clothing everywhere. I need to start throwing things into the suitcases and then clean my house. I don't want any burglars to think I''m a slob!
Jan
LOL! Our houses are the same then! I think the burglars are too afraid of my house to rob it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dis703 View Post
Ahhhhhhh, 4 more days I can't believe it's almost here!! As the first time we've traveled as a family of five I can't believe all that has gone into planning and prepping for this trip. I really thought I had a major jumpstart but here I am just under 48 hours from when we leave and I still have so much to do! Fingers crossed we manage to get it all done in time. We don't have to catch a plane, but we are already leaving very late in the day so my sister can work. Won't be stopping overnight until somewhere between 1 and 2am. Yuck.

But by Friday we'll be at Mickey Mouse's house!! (that is how we explain to the little ones where we are going-lol)



And looks like we'll have a lot of company at the BC/YC!
We need to have a party at SAB! We will be there most afternoons!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneydee6 View Post
So happy today, not only is it my birthday! but it's also ONE WEEK TIL DISNEY!
Happy Birthday!!! My birthday is at the end of the month!

Quote:
Originally Posted by HBGdancermom View Post
Thanks for that tip!!! I didn't even think of that!! I lose my cell phone while I am talking on it.... so I definately don't want to lose a gift card.
Same here.... Target sells them in $50 increments... MUCH better for me!
__________________
Me DH DD AKV - Kidani 01/15 ~ BWV 05/14 ~ BCV/AKV 05/13 ~ VWL 05/12 ~ BWV/BCV 09/11 ~ BCV 09/10 ~ BWV 05/09 ~ OKW 06/08 ~ CBR 03/08 ~ AS Sports 04/06

suemom2kay is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #287
CT Disney
Mouseketeer
 
CT Disney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 305

I'm back with the 4th (and final) installment of our mini trip report: Highlights from Around the World! I apologize in advance if some of these things are off topic from a BC / YC perspective, so let me preface this by saying...all these things are fun to do if you are staying at BC or YC...there problem averted!

Our April vacation was a blast! As you may know, my husband is a CM and we've been to Disney many times. But, every time we visit we are amazed at the new things we discover. Here are some of the highlights and the not-to-miss experiences:

Epcot: Walk through World Showcase early, before it opens. As most of you know, if you enter through the International Gateway before WS opens, they will let you walk through England, Canada, etc to cross over into Future World. If you don't have a reason to walk through WS early, make one up. Trust me, it's worth it. The photos you can get of your family without the crowds are awesome! Here is a pic I took with nobody in the background, which would never happen later in the day:




Epcot - Voices of Liberty: Over in the American Adventure building you can catch a show put on by the Voices of Liberty. I've been to Disney many times, and this is one of the things I've never done. To be honest, I thought it would be boring. Boy was I wrong! These folks have true, unbelievable talent. I was floored, and I am kicking myself for not checking this show out earlier. Even my kids (DS10 and DD13) were mesmerized. Trust me on this one.


Boardwalk: Take an evening to stroll over to the Boardwalk and watch some of the entertainment. This was one of the best evenings we had. If you can manage it, try to check out Brian Staron's Magic and Comedy Extravaganza. He was hilarious and incredibly talented. No lines, no stress, just good old fashion quality entertainment. Plus, as a bonus, if you head over to the Boardwalk area as the sun starts setting, you can get some great pics. The light that hits the Boardwalk is beautiful!:




Starring Rolls: AT DHS...Go eat dessert here...the calories are totally worth it. Enough said.


Coffee and Shade: If you are at DHS and are in need of a coffee and shade break, head over to the TOT exit. There is hidden little alcove there, right behind the coffee cart. Perfect for a little break. I still think about that little place when I am feeling stressed in my real life.


Gaston: Go visit him in the MK right near Gaston's tavern. Even if there is a line, he is worth it! He is hilarious! If you have a DH or DBF make him strike a manly pose with Gaston for a picture. These were some of the funniest shots we got all week. Best part was when Gaston told my DH that he "looked better when he wasn't talking". Awesome.


Construction: While you're in the MK don't forget to take pictures of all the construction. It may be a bit unsightly and you may not think it 'worthy' of a picture, but go ahead, hold your camera up over the barriers and shoot away. One day you can prove how old you are and how long you've been going to Disney with these shots: "See, I was there when the New Fantasyland wasn't even built yet!"


Castle Light Show: Probably one of the best, most moving, things I saw all week. It was unbelievable! I only had my point-and-shoot camera that night, so here is the best shot I could get:




The Castle: Taking pictures of the castle always drives me nuts. There are so many people on Main St. and I always manage to get the guy in the picture who is scratching his rear-end or the gal who is making some unsightly expression. Instead, head over to the area in front of the Crystal Palace. You can get some awesome shots of the castle with the grass in the foreground:






Thanks again to everyone for letting me share my vacation experiences. We had a blast! And, this totally awesome thread made the days leading up to our trip that much better. You guys are great!
__________________
1993 Hotel Royal Plaza, 1994 DXL, 1996 OKW, 1998 Dolphin, 1999 OKW, 2002 HHI, 2005 POFQ, 2005 Vero Beach, 2006 WL, 2008 POR,
2010 YC CL, 2012 POR, 2013 YC CL, 2013 Poly CL, 2014 WL

CT Disney is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #288
AliceIn
DIS Veteran
 
AliceIn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Posts: 1,268

Thank you for sharing the pictures. You got some really amazing shots!
__________________
Me, DH, DS 13, DS 10, DD 9



AliceIn is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #289
HBGdancermom
DIS Veteran
 
HBGdancermom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 2,328

Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Disney View Post
I'm back with the 4th (and final) installment of our mini trip report: Highlights from Around the World! I apologize in advance if some of these things are off topic from a BC / YC perspective, so let me preface this by saying...all these things are fun to do if you are staying at BC or YC...there problem averted!

Our April vacation was a blast! As you may know, my husband is a CM and we've been to Disney many times. But, every time we visit we are amazed at the new things we discover. Here are some of the highlights and the not-to-miss experiences:

Epcot: Walk through World Showcase early, before it opens. As most of you know, if you enter through the International Gateway before WS opens, they will let you walk through England, Canada, etc to cross over into Future World. If you don't have a reason to walk through WS early, make one up. Trust me, it's worth it. The photos you can get of your family without the crowds are awesome! Here is a pic I took with nobody in the background, which would never happen later in the day:




Epcot - Voices of Liberty: Over in the American Adventure building you can catch a show put on by the Voices of Liberty. I've been to Disney many times, and this is one of the things I've never done. To be honest, I thought it would be boring. Boy was I wrong! These folks have true, unbelievable talent. I was floored, and I am kicking myself for not checking this show out earlier. Even my kids (DS10 and DD13) were mesmerized. Trust me on this one.


Boardwalk: Take an evening to stroll over to the Boardwalk and watch some of the entertainment. This was one of the best evenings we had. If you can manage it, try to check out Brian Staron's Magic and Comedy Extravaganza. He was hilarious and incredibly talented. No lines, no stress, just good old fashion quality entertainment. Plus, as a bonus, if you head over to the Boardwalk area as the sun starts setting, you can get some great pics. The light that hits the Boardwalk is beautiful!:




Starring Rolls: AT DHS...Go eat dessert here...the calories are totally worth it. Enough said.


Coffee and Shade: If you are at DHS and are in need of a coffee and shade break, head over to the TOT exit. There is hidden little alcove there, right behind the coffee cart. Perfect for a little break. I still think about that little place when I am feeling stressed in my real life.


Gaston: Go visit him in the MK right near Gaston's tavern. Even if there is a line, he is worth it! He is hilarious! If you have a DH or DBF make him strike a manly pose with Gaston for a picture. These were some of the funniest shots we got all week. Best part was when Gaston told my DH that he "looked better when he wasn't talking". Awesome.


Construction: While you're in the MK don't forget to take pictures of all the construction. It may be a bit unsightly and you may not think it 'worthy' of a picture, but go ahead, hold your camera up over the barriers and shoot away. One day you can prove how old you are and how long you've been going to Disney with these shots: "See, I was there when the New Fantasyland wasn't even built yet!"


Castle Light Show: Probably one of the best, most moving, things I saw all week. It was unbelievable! I only had my point-and-shoot camera that night, so here is the best shot I could get:




The Castle: Taking pictures of the castle always drives me nuts. There are so many people on Main St. and I always manage to get the guy in the picture who is scratching his rear-end or the gal who is making some unsightly expression. Instead, head over to the area in front of the Crystal Palace. You can get some awesome shots of the castle with the grass in the foreground:






Thanks again to everyone for letting me share my vacation experiences. We had a blast! And, this totally awesome thread made the days leading up to our trip that much better. You guys are great!
All your pictures and tips just made me so happy!

Thanks!
HBGdancermom is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #290
ocalla
DIS Veteran
 
ocalla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Scott (Lafayette), LA
Posts: 3,191

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneydee6 View Post
So happy today, not only is it my birthday! but it's also ONE WEEK TIL DISNEY!
Happy Happy Birthday!!!
__________________
90-Honeymoon Offsite 92-offsite 93-CBR 96 - CBR 97-DXL 2000-ASMo 2000-CBR 2001-Courtyard/DD 2004-Grosvenor 07/10-YC 05/11-BC - CL 05/12 BC 06/13 CSR 07/13 - BC/Poly split 02/14-WL 08/14 - POR/Universal 11/14 - AoA 12/14 - Disney Soccer Showcase
Me DH DD22 DD17 Maud Marie:cat
ocalla is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #291
suemom2kay
DIS Veteran
 
suemom2kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 1,511

Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Disney View Post
I'm back with the 4th (and final) installment of our mini trip report: Highlights from Around the World! I apologize in advance if some of these things are off topic from a BC / YC perspective, so let me preface this by saying...all these things are fun to do if you are staying at BC or YC...there problem averted!

Our April vacation was a blast! As you may know, my husband is a CM and we've been to Disney many times. But, every time we visit we are amazed at the new things we discover. Here are some of the highlights and the not-to-miss experiences:

Epcot: Walk through World Showcase early, before it opens. As most of you know, if you enter through the International Gateway before WS opens, they will let you walk through England, Canada, etc to cross over into Future World. If you don't have a reason to walk through WS early, make one up. Trust me, it's worth it. The photos you can get of your family without the crowds are awesome! Here is a pic I took with nobody in the background, which would never happen later in the day:

Epcot - Voices of Liberty: Over in the American Adventure building you can catch a show put on by the Voices of Liberty. I've been to Disney many times, and this is one of the things I've never done. To be honest, I thought it would be boring. Boy was I wrong! These folks have true, unbelievable talent. I was floored, and I am kicking myself for not checking this show out earlier. Even my kids (DS10 and DD13) were mesmerized. Trust me on this one.


Boardwalk: Take an evening to stroll over to the Boardwalk and watch some of the entertainment. This was one of the best evenings we had. If you can manage it, try to check out Brian Staron's Magic and Comedy Extravaganza. He was hilarious and incredibly talented. No lines, no stress, just good old fashion quality entertainment. Plus, as a bonus, if you head over to the Boardwalk area as the sun starts setting, you can get some great pics. The light that hits the Boardwalk is beautiful!:

Starring Rolls: AT DHS...Go eat dessert here...the calories are totally worth it. Enough said.


Coffee and Shade: If you are at DHS and are in need of a coffee and shade break, head over to the TOT exit. There is hidden little alcove there, right behind the coffee cart. Perfect for a little break. I still think about that little place when I am feeling stressed in my real life.


Gaston: Go visit him in the MK right near Gaston's tavern. Even if there is a line, he is worth it! He is hilarious! If you have a DH or DBF make him strike a manly pose with Gaston for a picture. These were some of the funniest shots we got all week. Best part was when Gaston told my DH that he "looked better when he wasn't talking". Awesome.


Construction: While you're in the MK don't forget to take pictures of all the construction. It may be a bit unsightly and you may not think it 'worthy' of a picture, but go ahead, hold your camera up over the barriers and shoot away. One day you can prove how old you are and how long you've been going to Disney with these shots: "See, I was there when the New Fantasyland wasn't even built yet!"


Castle Light Show: Probably one of the best, most moving, things I saw all week. It was unbelievable! I only had my point-and-shoot camera that night, so here is the best shot I could get:

The Castle: Taking pictures of the castle always drives me nuts. There are so many people on Main St. and I always manage to get the guy in the picture who is scratching his rear-end or the gal who is making some unsightly expression. Instead, head over to the area in front of the Crystal Palace. You can get some awesome shots of the castle with the grass in the foreground:



Thanks again to everyone for letting me share my vacation experiences. We had a blast! And, this totally awesome thread made the days leading up to our trip that much better. You guys are great!
I agree about Voices of Liberty - they're great. It's air conditioned and they are very friendly, nice to talk to after the show.

Love Boardwalk in the evening. I cut out your pix for space saving but had to leave your castle pic. Just beautiful.

Great report!
__________________
Me DH DD AKV - Kidani 01/15 ~ BWV 05/14 ~ BCV/AKV 05/13 ~ VWL 05/12 ~ BWV/BCV 09/11 ~ BCV 09/10 ~ BWV 05/09 ~ OKW 06/08 ~ CBR 03/08 ~ AS Sports 04/06

suemom2kay is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #292
HubbDave
Remember, no matter where you go, there you are - BB
I do love pics of defunct and abandoned Parks
 
HubbDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hubbardston, MA
Posts: 1,525

CT Disney, good call on that coffee and shade suggestion. My son and I used that last time. That park can get really hot.

Great advice and pictures.
__________________
Dreading mugginess
1996 WDW Off Property 2006 AS Movies 2011 WL2013 AS Sports/BC
HubbDave is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #293
Couchy
DIS Veteran
 
Couchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: 1,200 miles away
Posts: 1,777

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneydee6 View Post
So happy today, not only is it my birthday! but it's also ONE WEEK TIL DISNEY!
Happy Birthday and have fun next week
__________________
Me DH

4 trips as a kid.2002-Westgate, 2004 -Hilton DTD, 2005 -Westgate, 2007 -Royal Sun DTD, 2008 Hilton DTD, April 2011 -Swan, Dec 2011-Dolphin/ Yacht Club , Feb 2012 -Solo@Swan , April 2012-Dolphin with our friends, june/july 2012 - Beach Club
Couchy is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #294
JulieODC
DIS Veteran
 
JulieODC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 1,003

Thanks for the Coral Reef feedback - I'm more excited now!
__________________
My 2014 trip report!
A 21-hour tease and one FANTASTICAL voyage! May 2014 TR!

My 2013 trip report! Makin’ our way, it’s an ADVENTURE every day! A Nov (10-16) trip with a 2yr old!

DW DH DD3 Baby #2 (Coming, March 2015!)

WL-January 2015; DCL-Fantasy, Western Caribbean-May 2014; YC-November 2013; WL-November 2012; WL-December 2010; WL-September 2009; POR-December 2004; WL-June 1999; WL-June 1997; GF-April 1990;Treehouse Villas-1986
JulieODC is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 08:39 PM   #295
swimfly
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 465

Love all the pics from the trip report. Great suggestion for Cinderella's castle. My hubby bought himself a DSLR camera as his "push" gift when I delivered out beautiful daughter 16 mths ago. But.... he doesn't use it that much. I feel like I have to nag him to take the pics I want. So on the DL I've been reading up on photography and trying to learn the camera. Shhhhh!

I'm really excited about Coral Reef now! I'm working really hard to avoid the same restaurants every trip. We're heading to Cape May (D), Crystal Palace (B), The Wave (D), Tusker House (L), Coral Reef (D), and Akerhaus (B) during our June trip. We've never been to any of these restaurants before except Tusker House but that was for breakfast.

This is a chatty group! Going to try to keep up with the thread but it moves F.......ast!
swimfly is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #296
Tarheel girl 1975
Supposed Former Fastpass Hoarder
 
Tarheel girl 1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 1,895

Quote:
Originally Posted by KerriL View Post

Another vote for Coral Reef with little ones....Took my son last year when he was 2 1/2 and he loved it We requested a table near the tank and got one. We checked in at 11:15am for an 11:30am PS so it worked out well. We are going again this August and having a special Nemo themed cake made to celebrate his adoption. He actually remembered this restaurant and requested it for this trip
This is what we did when we ate at the Coral Reef on our last trip. It worked out so well that we are doing it again. We were able to get a table next to the tank and finished just as the restaurant was filling up for lunch. (It can get pretty noisy.)
__________________
Amanda: DH: DS(10): DD(8):
Previous Trips: 1990 Disneyland Hotel, 1991 Magic Music Days, 1996 Magic Music Days, Oct 2008 POP, May 2009 Poly, Sept. 2009 BWI, January 2011 CBR, Sept/Oct 2012 POR, Sept/Oct 2013 Beach Club, Sept/Oct 2014 POFQ and YC
Upcoming Trips: Oct 2015 POFQ


Tarheel girl 1975 is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #297
JanetMom
DIS Veteran
 
JanetMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,576

Quote:
Originally Posted by Feckless View Post
So, I have been agonizing about whether or not we are actually going to book our trip in late August, and THEN the discounts came out! There was only BC LV rooms available, and our friends want CL (and I would much rather pay more for CL than for a view), so I checked YC and they had availability with the discount! Looked at the flights and I think I can make it work (DD is flying from out west where she is visiting my sister and we can meet in the airport halfway and all fly down together!). Called and the airline is trying to revive a dearly departed travel credit from March 2012, and if so I will try to book the flight down tomorrow! Yee haaaaaawwwww...

Texted my friend and she said that her DS is obsessed with boats so they would prefer the YC, so they called and switched to YC CL and saved about $1000! We put on our reservation to have rooms close to each other. We all went out to a fundraiser on Saturday night and DH seemed to be getting excited about it (when he and the other husband started talking about a tee time!)

They are committed park tourers and do not want to discuss heading back to the resort for a rest in the afternoon. We will get along just fine. Now to get together on ADRs!! DD wants to book Coral Reef so I will try to arrange that.

Also, I am booking a day early because with the coordination with DD's flight, we are limited in our flights in to MCO. We will have to arrive at 11:30 p.m. and our friends are arriving at 1 pm on Saturday. So, I want to book travel time for FRIDAY and stay at Pop one night, then transfer to the YC. I'm hoping that they will allow us to have our bags sent directly to the YC and that we can hop ME to Pop for the night, then get a cab to the YC in the morning. I know we won't be able to check in until 3, but I'm hoping careful packing will make it less painful. We will pay another $125 for one night at Pop but we get ONE FULL DAY MORE AT DISNEY. Why not???

Once I book the flight, it will be more real... SO EXCITED.
So excited for you!

Happy to hear that all is working out for you and that this trip is coming together nicely. It all sounds fantastic! Your kids are going to be psyched!

__________________
Janet



Trip Report - Dining with Disers 2014
Trip Report - March Break 2012 at the YC http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post44422655
Trip Report - March Break 2010 at CR – with stops at Poly, GF, WL, BW, BC, YC, MK, Epcot, HS, DD, and TL http://www.disboards.com/showthread....4#post35923604
Trip Report - Solo trip - A brief stay at CSR with a stop at AKL (with pics!) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post36750372

FW - 1972 (I think, I was little then!); WL - 2004; WL CL - 2007; CR CL - 2010; CSR - 2010; YC CL - 2012; BC - 2014
JanetMom is online now  
Old 05-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #298
mom_of_2
Mouseketeer
 
mom_of_2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 253

CT Disney: thank you or those amazing pictures! We are definitely going to the boardwalk one night to see the show you mentioned. Sound like my kids will love it.
__________________

Me, DH, DS (6), DD (4)
June 2011 OKWJuly 2012 Hilton Head Island Resort August 2013 BC CL November 2014 WL
mom_of_2 is offline  
Old 05-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #299
JanetMom
DIS Veteran
 
JanetMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,576

Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Disney View Post

Thanks for sharing your tips and pictures. Love this shot of the castle.

I too love taking castle shots from the Crystal Palace area. It is such a nice angle to capture the peaceful beauty of the castle.
__________________
Janet



Trip Report - Dining with Disers 2014
Trip Report - March Break 2012 at the YC http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post44422655
Trip Report - March Break 2010 at CR – with stops at Poly, GF, WL, BW, BC, YC, MK, Epcot, HS, DD, and TL http://www.disboards.com/showthread....4#post35923604
Trip Report - Solo trip - A brief stay at CSR with a stop at AKL (with pics!) http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post36750372

FW - 1972 (I think, I was little then!); WL - 2004; WL CL - 2007; CR CL - 2010; CSR - 2010; YC CL - 2012; BC - 2014
JanetMom is online now  
Old 05-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #300
KerriL
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: RI
Posts: 884

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel girl 1975 View Post
This is what we did when we ate at the Coral Reef on our last trip. It worked out so well that we are doing it again. We were able to get a table next to the tank and finished just as the restaurant was filling up for lunch. (It can get pretty noisy.)
Good to know that it worked for you too. I like getting the first seating of the day...no wait at all! Like going to the doctor...they're not backed up yet.
__________________
DH Me DD28 DS25 DD23 DD13 DS4 Lucky Riley
KerriL is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
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 11:46 AM.

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

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