A Very Belated Trip Report *Planning and Preparations*

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  1. jesdmill1

    jesdmill1 Eeyore lover

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    Trip Dates: June 11-17, 2000

    The Cast:
    Me, Jessica, 22 and a first time Disney visitor
    My Mom – 45, a Disney nut dying to see Animal Kingdom


    Pre trip

    Christmas day 1999, I was at my Mom’s for present opening. After I had opened all my gifts she asked me to look inside a purse she had given me. I did, and pulled out… a DisneyWorld brochure! She asked me if I would like to go with her in June, and of course I said yes. I’ve always wanted to go to Disneyworld, but when I was growning up we didn’t have enough money vacations. Last summer I visited Disneyland for a day while I was in California, and that really whetted my appetite to visit wdw. My Mom had a tough year, with her father dying and losing a promotion, so she decided we would take the trip we had never been able to when I was growing up (I’m 22 now).

    She figured out the days she could get off from work and set me to planning using the internet, which is something I’m great at! My Mom had been to Disney once before, on a conference staying at Coronado springs 2 years earlier. The first decision I had to make was hotels. I checked out the pictures at wdwig and decided definitely on Port Orleans. I also made decisions about what day to visit each park and all our priority seating ressies.

    As the day approached I was so excited I could hardly stand it! We made a trip to Wal Mart to buy brita water bottles, sunscreen, and Breathe Right strips for my Mom (she’s a serious snorer!) We also got some nutrigrain bars for snacks in the hotel, as well as some chocolate for the plane (I would need help to survive it!)

    August 2001 - Wilderness Lodge
    June 2000 - Port Orleans
    August 1999 - Disneyland
     
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  3. snuggles

    snuggles <font color=blue>A good day with short lines...wha

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    Welcome to the Dis Jesdmill1 :D What a great Christmas present you received! :) I sure hope this trip is just what you both hope for. Cant wait to read more.

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  4. Flounder's Friend

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    It's great that you could take a vacation of your dreams with your mom. :)

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  5. whosezMN

    whosezMN <font color=deeppink>"A little kindness, a little

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    First, I have to say welcome to the DIS!

    Second, I must celebrate the fact that *somebody* posted a trip report that was later than mine -- though just barely!! ;)

    Third, I'm looking forward to reading the rest. :D

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  6. #1 Disney Fan

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    What a wonderful Christmas present your recieved! Also, welcome to the DIS! :)

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  7. Marla Hellwig

    Marla Hellwig I'm not lost, it's called creative exploring

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    What a Christmas present. Thanks for posting!
     

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