Beauty and the Beach ~ Deluxe Edition

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Mndisneygirl, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Mndisneygirl

    Mndisneygirl DIS Veteran

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    Here we are!! I FINALLY figured out a title (thanks to DizneyDawn!) and got this PTR going!!
    If you followed my TR from Dec. 2009, you know who we are.

    But for those who don't,
    I am Sheree, the uber planner in the family. I used to think I was organized, but then I had kids. I had only been to Disneyland twice as a kid (once at 2 and once at 15) until after I married DH. He brought me to WDW with his family in 1999 and I've been back 6 times since!! Little did he know on that first trip how hooked I'd be!! By day I work as a judicial law clerk (attorney for a judge) and by night, I'm super mom! Okay, just kidding. I am a mom to two beautiful girls and a cute dog. I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, watching sports (Hockey, Baseball and Figure Skating) and all things Disney!!

    My DH is, however, super dad!! He spent part of his childhood living in FL, so he was there more often. He works two jobs, and
    makes fun of my Disney obsession, but is usually the driving force behind our trips! He loves cars, football and his wife and daughters!! ;)

    DD9 ~ Sarah ~ she is my mini-me. She looks just like I did as a kid. She is in 3rd grade, smart as a whip, loves gymnastics, dancing, and she plays softball. She is growing up so fast, I have to keep taking her to WDW to keep her young!! I think her favorite character is Tinkerbell.

    DD7 ~ Paige ~ A little spitfire!! She is in 1st grade and loves reading! She's in her third year of dance, also does gymnastics and always has a funny response. Sometimes she doesn't even realize she's so funny! She has always loved Belle (which I think is cool because Belle is a big reader!).

    So that's us! This trip came to be last December. We were at the Bay Lake Tower from December 6 - 10 before going on a 3 day Disney Cruise with DH's family. We decided to take the bounceback offer in our room for 40% off Deluxe!!! :cheer2:
    We had been invited by my SIL to join them for a week at their timeshare at Cocoa Beach in August 2010. We have a hard time going to FL and not adding a stop at Mickey's place, so we booked for a few days before our scheduled beach trip.
    For more details, you can check out my TR in my siggie.

    I felt the need to start this PTR TODAY because we are at 100 days out!! We can double digit dance tomorrow!!!

    Here's the basics:
    The four of us (no extended family with us at WDW!)
    4 nights at the Beach Club (Std. room)
    July 28 - August 1
    Right now we have DDP and 3 day park hopper tickets. But of course, we're planning some changes to that!
    I've got my ADRs and will share them with you all soon.
    Flights are booked (YAY! No Driving!)

    We're planning to rent a car at WDW and drive to the beach after our stay at the Beach Club.

    Details will be coming...stay tuned!!!
     
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  3. cmp1111

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    Sounds like a wonderful bounce-back! :goodvibes Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Northern Disney Girl

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    I'm HERE!!!!!!! :cool1:

    Can't wait to hear ALL the juicy details! ;)

    Great Title! :thumbsup2

    100 DAYS!!!!! :cool1: :banana: :woohoo: :cheer2:
     
  5. wigdoutdismom

    wigdoutdismom DIS Veteran

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    I'm here and on the first page!
     
  6. wigdoutdismom

    wigdoutdismom DIS Veteran

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    And I love the title:beach:
     
  7. Mndisneygirl

    Mndisneygirl DIS Veteran

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    It's a good deal! Thanks for stopping by!
    YAY! Hi Kim!!:wave2: Glad you're here!

    Woo hoo!! Wigd is here too!
    You started me on the right track with the title!
     
  8. Wannabinnc

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    Yippee! you are going to Disney in 100 days!!!! Loving your PTR and hearing all about your family. You will have a wonderful time and I will enjoy reading about it!!
     
  9. Disney Mommy 3

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    yay!!! LOVE the title!!! I made the first page!! I am so excited you are at 100 days!!!!! Glad you are flying! Can't wait to read all the plans!!!
     
  10. Charleston Princess

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    I am here for all the fun, Sheree, and I love the title! :banana:
     
  11. Monny2AE

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    Hi Sheree!!! Can't wait to hear all about this trip! Glad to hear the "no driving" part!
     
  12. stace208

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    I'm here Sheree! Looking forward to more!
     
  13. Dancegrl624

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    I'm here!!! And while I'm at it......hooray for double digits!!! :cool1::banana::woohoo::dance3::yay::cheer2:
     
  14. Dizneydawn

    Dizneydawn One Road Trip Away From A STRAIGHT JACKET! Wanna DVC Gold

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    I am here ...I thought you might pick that one! :goodvibes
     
  15. Mndisneygirl

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    All of them were so funny - I let DH have a vote! Thanks again for your help!

    Oh yeah, we're going to be dancing today!

    Hi Kim!! I'm so excited to fly - but now I have to learn how to pack!

    Dawn is responsible for the title! Let the fun begin!

    Oh boy - Shawna you HAD to be on first page buddy!
    We should get into some details today.

    Thanks for joining in - you'll hear more about the family - you may not WANT to, but you will!!!


    Okay everyone it's time to do the double digit dance!!!

    99 days!!!!!
    :banana::banana:party:
    party::jumping1::mickeyjum
     
  16. manntra

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    Woo hoo for double digits!! ​
    Great title!! :thumbsup2
    Waiting on those ADR's ;) :rotfl2:

    Tracy
     
  17. Mndisneygirl

    Mndisneygirl DIS Veteran

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    :welcome:to the party!

    You know, patience is a virtue. (not that I have that particular virtue either!)

    Working on an update for you.
     
  18. Mndisneygirl

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    Was 2/3 done with the update and hit something and it disappeared!! Grrr.

    Okay let's try that again!

    We are flying! Yay! We've booked our flights with Delta and are leaving the Twin Cities on Wednesay 7/28 at 10:20 a.m. (at least for now, we all know how flight times can change!). We should arrive at MCO at about 2:30 p.m. We'll enjoy a lovely Magical Express bus ride to the Beach Club where we will hopefully meet Teena the greeter, and check in.
    We are planning to enjoy the resort, and just hang out until dinner at 6:15 at Captain's Grill.


    Park Plans:
    Thursday 7/29 - MK

    Hours - 9 - 10 and AM EMH

    Friday 7/30 - Epcot
    Hours - 9 - 9

    Saturday 7/31 - DHS/AK
    DHS Hours - 9 - 7
    AK Hours - 9 - 6 and PM EMH

    Sunday 8/1 - ???
    No park plans for certain as we only have 3 days of tickets. That is also subject to change. I'll explain why later.

    ADRS:

    Wed - 6:15 dinner Captain's Grill

    Thurs - 10:15 breakfast CRT (Shh! it's a surprise for the girls!)
    5:15 - Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Poly

    Fri - 11:55 lunch Coral Reef
    6:00 dinner Chefs de France
    we also have a 6:15 dinner at LeCellier that I got just in case CdF was not on DDP this year. I WILL be canceling that.

    Sat - 11:40 lunch - Hollywood Brown Derby
    4:30 dinner - Boma
    This is intentionally early so we can go to AK and enjoy PM EMH. We don't plan on doing EE, mostly trying to get FOTLK and see some animals, maybe get to Kali RR (then we can be wet AFTER dinner!)

    Sun - 9:15 breakfast Cape May Cafe

    Originally I thought we'd check out and leave, but we may spend more time before heading to the beach.

    Our "real" beach trip is the reason this WDW trip happened. My SIL's got a timeshare, and because they didn't use it last year, they have two weeks this year. They offered it to us to join them. They usually go in summer. I'm not one to leave MN to go to FL in summer (not a big fan of humidity) but when DH said we could fly and tack on some WDW time, I said "I'm in!"
    So after the Beach Club, we're going to rent a car (have yet to book that) probably from Alamo at the Swan/Dolphin. We'll drive to Port Canaveral where the resort is. It's called Cape Caribe and it was started by Ron Jon's.

    Back in 2003, when we first took the kids to WDW, we stayed at a Comfort Inn at Cocoa Beach. When we were shopping at Ron Jon's, DH found out about this new timeshare resort they were building. We went to investigate, and it was so cool, we got a one night stay there! We moved from Comfort Inn and were so glad we did. Later, DH tells his sister about it. They go there and end up buying!!! So they've been going there every summer and their kids surf etc.
    It's a really cool resort with a small waterpark, lazy river, activities etc. You can see it from a Disney Cruise ship as it leaves port and you can watch the ships from the resort.

    I will find some pictures. I don't think they're in photobucket, but I'll check.
     
  19. Disney Mommy 3

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    DOUBLE DIGITS!!! WOOO HOOO!!!!:banana::woohoo::yay:

    I am sooo happy you are at double digits!!!! That is sooo exciting....I wish you could have met Art the Greeter before he retired..he was sooo sweet...but I am looking forward to meeting the Teena lady....I have read some of her posts and she seems really nice and helpful. If I was a CM I would have a post on every page of everything!! ha!!!!I just love it-people would be sooooo sick of me!!!!! Well...I am gonna have to get the DizneyDawn girl to help me pick a title if I do a PTR or a TR when I get back...
    And I don't know how many times I have had a whole page typed up here and just thought I hit ENTER and the whole thing was gone!!!!! I never can figure out what happened...very strange!
     
  20. Mndisneygirl

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    Well, just for fun I was looking to see if our airfare went up or down. I put in our date and the flight we are on actually has changed!!! The price went up (Whew) but it showed it leaving here at 1 pm!! No, that's not going to work for me.
    So then I logged into Delta's website and checked our itinerary. They have moved us to a 9 am flight! New flight # too. I guess I won't complain, it's not too early and we get to WDW sooner, but when do you suppose they were going to TELL ME THIS???? Right on the listing it says "we will send updates to the contact information on file" That would be my email address. Nope, no emails yet.

    They're just lucky the change was okay with me! I do now have to deal with rush hour traffic and getting the kids up super early to get there on time. I guess it's not as bad as last year when I had to get Sarah up at 4:30 a.m.!
    Nice customer service. I may have to write a letter.
     
  21. Disney Mommy 3

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    Not good...and what if they change it again before then? WEIRD!!!! I don't know why they haven't contacted you yet.....yep...write the letter!
     

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