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Old 04-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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Talking "What's the Catch - Do I Not Get Bacon?" - 11/27 - TR started!

Hello everyone.

I have a riddle for you. What do you get when you cross a small trip to Ottawa, being a maid of honour in your best friend's wedding, a trip to Germany, and basement renovations?

Anyone?




You get diddly squat when it comes to Disney, that's what. You get sad. You get withdrawal symptoms and you get the shakes.





Now. What do you get when you eliminate the trip to Germany, say "screw it" to the basement renos, and get a decent tax return?




You get just enough saved-up cash to get you thinking.



And planning.



And making the occasional "just in case" ADR.




So then what happens when your Mother in law is a travel agent and says she can get you a good deal?


You start thinking big.




Welcome aboard, explorers, to my biggest pre-trip report yet.

I am Wendy, your host for this story of planning.




If you would like some background information on me or my previous trips, my reports can be found in my signature. If you don't want to do that, don't worry, I'll provide much of the same information in the posts to come.

It has been 7 months at this time since my last trip to WDW.



Now some person I don't even know reminds me there's no eating, drinking, smoking, or flash photography allowed in my dream. I mean PTR.



I hope you will come along for what promises to be a fun, wild ride.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #2
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Chapter Links

Chapter 1 - "Oh. Intro. Jellyman - offspring. Offspring - Jellyman"
Chapter 2 - "My Family"
Chapter 3 - "The Back Story"
Chapter 4 - "The Resort Runaround"
Chapter 5 (Life update) - Sheeka's Other Knee
Chapter 6 - "So? When are we going?"
Chapter 7 - "The ADR Anxiety Issues"
Chapter 8 - "Photography 101, anyone?"
Chapter 9 - "I GOT BE OUR GUEST!!!!"
Chapter 10 - "ADR list + Photography 101"
Chapter 11 - "To Plan To Dine" + Photography Lesson 2
Chapter 12 - "Ch-ch-ch-changes!" + Photography Lesson 3
Chapter 13 - "Activities" + Photography Lesson 4
Photography Lesson - More examples from Lesson 4.
Chapter 14 - "Day to Days - Day 2" + Lesson 5 (Mode dial!)
Chapter 15 - Life updates + "What gear to bring?"
Chapter 16 - "Day to Days - The real Day 2"
Chapter 17 - "Flight Issues + Photography Lesson 6
Chapter 18 - "Quick flight update"
Chapter 19 - "My long weekend - Part 1"
-- "My long weekend - Part 2 + Solutions & Sacrifices"
Chapter 20 - "We made the change!" + Life updates and why the absence.
Chapter 21 - "The new ADR list and plans"
Chapter 22 - "Life, flights, countdowns, plans!"
Chapter 23 - "New Travel Day plans!"
-- Photography Lesson 7
Chapter 24 - "Day 1 plans"
-- Photography Lesson 8 (FOOD PORN!)
Chapter 25 - The List of Lists
-- Photography Lesson 9 (Fireworks)
Chapter 26 - Short but sweet life update!
Chapter 27 - I survived the bachelorette!
Chapter 28 - "Day 2 plans"
Chapter 29 - "Updates!"
-- "Day 3 plans"
Chapter 30 - Mishmash of update things.
(Not a Chapter) -- Preview to a Post
Chapter 31 - Magic Bands, Fastpass+, Possible BOG FP? All the new things!
Chapter 32 - Pros and Cons of MagicBand and Fastpass+
Chapter 33 - "Day 4 Plans"
Chapter 34 - "Day 5 Plans"
Chapter 35 - "Day 6 Plans + Photography Lesson 11"
Chapter 36 - "Single Digit Dance + Life updates!"
Chapter 37 - "TWO SLEEPS! + New lens!"
Chapter 38 - "So Long! See ya real soon!"
Chapter 39 - "Back home!"
Chapter 40 - TR link!





Photography Lessons
Lesson 1: Aperture (f/stop)
Lesson 2: Shutter speed
Lesson 3: ISO
Lesson 4: Tying it all together
More examples from Lesson 4.
Lesson 5: The Mode Dial
Lesson 6: White Balance
Lesson 7: Rules of Composition
Lesson 8: Food Porn
Lesson 9: Fireworks
Lesson 10: Fill Flash
Lesson 11: General WDW Photo tips




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Old 04-18-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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I'm never first!

What a great introduction. I did not know your MIL was a TA. That's good stuff right there. TA's travel more than regular people.

For some reason I can't see pics, although I am on my own computer. Hmmmm - but I'll be back!
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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I'm never first!

What a great introduction. I did not know your MIL was a TA. That's good stuff right there. TA's travel more than regular people.

For some reason I can't see pics, although I am on my own computer. Hmmmm - but I'll be back!
You're fast! haha I think you were first on my last PTR too.

MIL just got her TA job in December last year. She's loving it! She just got back from a Mediterranean cruise, she's taking a Disney course this summer and then she can get us a really good room rate!

Hmm I can see the pictures, but they're all gifs and moving and such. Might be to much for some computers? I might have to slow down on them a little.
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Second!

I can see all the gifs....Yay for things falling into place to allow for another trip to Disney!

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I can see all the gifs....Yay for things falling into place to allow for another trip to Disney!

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Thanks for coming! Glad to know you can see the Gifs I thought I might have done it wrong!

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I'm here! Can't wait to hear the plans!
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and thanks for coming! And congratulations again on your precious new DS!
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Hello! I read your last TR and loved it so I figured I'd follow along with my PTR. I can't wait to hear your plans.
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YAY A new Trip Report I love the gifs. Hope you get to have at least some bacon. Can't wait to hear more.
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YAY You made it! Glad you can see and like the gifs hehe.

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