Celebrations Galore & Free Dining too! A Sept 2012 PTR (TR started!)

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Dancegrl624, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. jenny105

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    If you do, let me know! I'm only a 30 min train ride away :)
     
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  3. onescgirl

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    Congrats on the airline credit!
    I love Madisons top, it is so cute & will look great for AK!
     
  4. Dancegrl624

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    Will do!!

    Thanks! I guess I have to plan a trip somewhere now. :goodvibes

    I love finding cute clothes for Disney. One day down, 7 more to go! :laughing:
     
  5. Dancegrl624

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    Hello everyone! Sorry it's been awhile for an update. Madison had a half day last Thursday, no school Friday and she's been on Spring Break this week. We've been busy! I just wanted to share a few pics from Easter with you:

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    Cole playing around in his little suit!

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    Maddie and Cole

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    And this is how most of my pictures turn out...Madison with a goofy pose and Cole not looking.

    I have not bought any thing else for our trip, but I've been looking! Every time I shop I have my "Disney radar" on.

    I hope to get on either later tonight or tomorrow to start posting our daily plans (which could change). I'll also post "outfit updates" once I have all of our Disney clothes together. :goodvibes
     
  6. jenny105

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    Cole is too cute for words! I'm glad you guys had a good Easter!
     
  7. Disney Mommy 3

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    My favorite pic is the 2nd one,..he is such a little man!!!!! Madi always looks beautiful!!
     
  8. Dancegrl624

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    Thanks! We had a wonderful Easter. Went to my sis and BIL's house for dinner and there was so much food! It was like Thanksgiving!

    I love that one too! He looks so much older than 10 months all the time. It's going by so fast! Madison is such a little lady. So grown up and mature.
     
  9. Dancegrl624

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    Time to go over our day by day plans. These could definately change, but this is the game plan for now:

    Tuesday, Sept 18th

    Our plane leaves Buffalo bright and early at 6:10am. We'll probably get to the airport around 4:30am or so. There is NO ONE there that early! We'll most likely grab some breakfast on our way to the airport or once we're there. Never traveled this early in the morning with a little one, so any advice is great!

    We are scheduled to land in Orlando at 8:45am which makes me SO happy! :goodvibes Nothing like a full day ahead of you on arrival day. We'll head on down to ME as soon as we land and hopefully be to POFQ by 10 or 10:30am. Once we check in, we'll hand our carry ons over to bell services, pick up our rental stroller and make our way to......Animal Kingdom! I believe AK is open until 5pm that day, so we have plenty of time to do what we want. We'll hit up the safari, EE (for at least me and Tony) and hopefully either FOTLK or Nemo. I know Cole will love the shows and we haven't seen Nemo since Jan 09.

    We'll probably grab lunch at AK since I'm sure we'll be starving. I loved Flametree last time, so I'd love to eat there again. We'd also like to see the parade at AK. Never seen it! We always either leave before the parade or on our last trip we arrived right when the parade was starting.

    Once we're done at AK, we'll head back to POFQ. Hopefully our luggage will be waiting in our room so we can unpack and freshen up (maybe even nap?). Dinner that night will be at Raglan Road at 6:30pm and I can't wait! Madison and I have watched videos of the dancers and she is so excited to see them. We'll most likely hang out at DTD for awhile that evening, do some shopping, maybe get some Ghiradelli!!!! I am very excited about being able to take the boat to DTD from our resort. I HATE the bus going back to the resort from DTD....too many stops.

    I'm sure we'll get to bed early that evening (as early as we can) so we can be well rested for the next day.
     
  10. disneyshakeygirl

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    I am so glad that I'm not the only one who loves having full days ahead of her when she arrives at WDW :P.

    Your plans are so well set out, I'm so excited to hear more about them.

    The photos of the outfits are absolutely adorable, and I agree with Disney Mommy 3, the second one of the kids is my favourite.
     
  11. Dancegrl624

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    I will gladly wake up at 3am so I can have a full day of Disney!!

    Thank you. I'm a very organized person and I love planning out my Disney days.

    Thanks! :goodvibes I can't wait to start getting together all of our outfits. I love shopping for Disney!
     
  12. jenny105

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    Kudos to you for getting on a plane that early in the morning. I won't do it unless I'm forced to. :laughing: I'd be ready to drop once we got to Disney.

    I think we're going to check out Raglan Road this trip too. Not for dinner but maybe apps and drinks. I've heard great things about it and I love Irish pubs!

    Day 1 sounds great! :thumbsup2
     
  13. Dancegrl624

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    I grew up getting up early for plane rides, so it's like second nature to me. Besides, I LOVE having a full day that first day. I've actually never been tired that first day. I guess I'm just happy to be at WDW that it energizes me.

    I cannot wait for Raglan Road! The menu looks great.
     
  14. klacey1

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    Sounds like an amazing first day to me! There's something about going to Disney that gives you the energy to wake up ridiculously early without being tired!
    Aww, hope Cole loves the shows at AK! I feel like they provide so much for a baby to look at!
    Raglan Road looks soooo good! Ever since they changed the menu at Rose & Crown, Raglan Road has jumped to the top of our list for that type of food for our next trip.
     
  15. Disneychix

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    Awesome first day! I love POFQ and Raglan Road! Will you be 'requesting' a certain building?

    Will Cole sleep in a stroller or will you be needing to let him sleep in the room? I love a nice cool nap in the room :)
     
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    That is going to be such a early morning! Will you even make it to bed the night before?
    I love having a full 1st day, so it's going to be so worth it to make it to WDW still in the morning.
    You will definitely need that nap after your visit to AK!!!
    I can't wait to see how your meal at Ragland Road is, it does look like a neat restaurant!
    I'm exited to go by boat to DTD! We will be doing that one night also!
     
  17. Dancegrl624

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    I spring out of bed on the morning we leave for Disney!

    I think Cole will love both of the shows at AK. They are both so great!

    I love looking at the Disney menus, especially for places we've never been before. Raglan Road looks amazing!

    Thanks! I've requested buildings 2,3,4 or 5. Those are the closest to either the pool, main building or bus stop. I know that POFQ is a compact resort, but I'd really like to stay in one of those "central" buildings. We have a garden view which is great. No parking lots!

    Cole does fall asleep pretty much anywhere, but we've gotten into the habit to going back to the resort midday. On our last Sept trip, there were a few days we didn't go back, but for the most part we do. I love taking a nap in the a/c while Tony and Maddie nap. I don't mind staying in the room with Cole for some rest.

    Hahaha....I always try to go to bed early the night before Disney, but I'm always too excited to sleep!

    A full first day is amazing. We won't have any time to do anything really on our depature day which is really bumming me out, so we have to make the most of every single day.

    I didn't take a nap on our last Sept trip and I believe our flight was at 6:30am. We just powered through!!

    I'm really looking forward to our first night. DTD and Raglan Road will be a great first night!

    The boat looks like a great way to get around. Can't wait!
     
  18. disneyshakeygirl

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    Going by boat to DTD is so much fun. The drivers mention trivia facts and point out weird and wonderful things.

    I'm looking forward to hearing about your meal at Raglan Road, I'm excited and I'm not even going!
     
  19. Dancegrl624

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    In case you can't tell, I'm super excited about the boat ride! :goodvibes

    I just love everything about Raglan Road and I've never been there yet! The atmosphere, the dancers, the food...yay!
     
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    Ok, so I might need to go to "Shoppers Annonymous" but it's for Disney! :rotfl: Anyways....I placed on order online with Old Navy awhile ago and I finally got my stuff on Monday. I ordered a dress (which I returned today....it was too long), a halter top, sandals for Cole and pj's for Cole. Then, I went to ON today for Stuff and Save (30% off..yay!). Here's some pics!

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    Shirt on the left is what I ordered online and shirt on the right I bought today. Both are super comfy and nice and lightweight

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    Onesies for Cole (not for Disney). He has a hat that says the same thing as the yellow onesie. Love it!

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    Shirt for Maddie...bought it today

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    Shirt on the left is from ON and was an Easter gift for Maddie. Shirt on the right is from JCPenney's...it was only $6!

    Today I also bought a flag hat for Cole, denim shorts for me, and a flag tee, denim capris & gray shorts for Maddie. It was a successful shopping trip!
     
  21. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Cute stuff! :thumbsup2 I just love shopping too!!!!!!!!!:cool1:
     

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