DREAMing, some MAGIC and a little bit of Paris! Trip report link!

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  1. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

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    YES! This pre-trip report/planning report offers you more than one trip.

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    A trip to DLRP in January



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    A trip to WDW and a 4 night cruise on the Disney DREAM in February



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    Hopefully a trip to Italy (and Venice) for a long weekend in May



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    A trip to Barcelona and a 12 night cruise on the Disney MAGIC, followed by a 9 night trip to DLRP in July and August



    So, who is going ……….

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    There is Tom, my DB and lover of all things Disney. He works for the Austrian Postal services as a mailman and is a self-taught computer whiz.
    Like myself he got bitten by the cruise bug when I requested we go on a “once in a lifetime” cruise in 2009. Even though we had a bad start, when we could not find the port because of a downpour of epic proportions, but when we finally made it onto the ship we were sold. By day 2 we were rebooked. These two cruises will be cruises no 13 and 14 for us, with cruise no 15 already booked and a dummy booking for summer of 2015.
    He loves TinkerBell and Donald and lets me plan all our Disney (and other) trips.

    I am Karin, a teacher with a passion for all things Disney. I teach English in a country school, about 20 miles from where I live.
    I fell in love with Disney parks on our first trip to the US, when we went to California in 1992. We visited DL and I fell in love with it. Ever since most of our trips have included a Disney park.
    We bought into DVC in 2011 and have been known to hold APs for Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World for several years.

    On to the more important things – our planned trips for 2014!

    Trip 1 will see us flying to Paris in under two weeks, staying at the hotel New York for three nights. We will be able to catch the tail end of the Christmas season and be able to see the Christmas version of Disney Dreams.

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    Trip 2 will see us fly to the US in mid-February. We will be back here in Austria on day 9 of the trip, which will include a night at the Villas at the Great Floridian and two nights at Old Key West and a 4 night cruise on the Disney Magic.

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    Trip 3 will hopefully be in May and see us go to Italy (and Venice) for a long weekend. Venice is just a 6 to 7 hour drive from where we live and things have not been confirmed yet, but I really hope we can pull it off.

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    Trip 4 is our annual summer trip. This year it will be split into two parts.
    Part one will see us fly to Barcelona and spend a few nights exploring the city before our cruise. We are going on a 12 night cruise in the Mediterranean which includes stops in France, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Malta.

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    After the cruise we will spend one more night in Barcelona before flying home to do some laundry and repacking.
    And after 3 days at home we will fly to Paris to spend 9 nights/10 days at Disneyland Paris.

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    I really hope you join us for all the planning.​
     
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  3. dizneeat

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    :cloud9: :hourglass Pre - Trip Reports :hourglass :cloud9:

    Trip 1 - Disneyland Paris January 3 - 6
    Day 1, January 3

    Day 2, January 4 - Part 1
    Day 2, January 4 - Part 2

    Day 3, January 5
    Day 4, January 6


    Trip 2 - WDW and Disney Dream February 15 - 23

    Day 1, February 15

    Day 2, February 16

    Day 3, February 17

    Day 4, February 18

    Day 5, February 19

    Day 6, February 20

    Day 7, Feburary 21

    Day 8, February 22

    Day 9, February 23

    Trip report - sneak peek, part 1:
    Trip report - sneak peek, part 2:

    Trip 3 - Italy May 1 - 4

    Trip 4 - Disney Magic and Disneyland Paris July 23 - Aug 21



    pixiedust: :beach: Trip reports and trip report links: :beach: pixiedust:



    Trip 1, Disneyland Paris Jan 3 - 6

    Day 1, January 3:
    Not as planned, but a nice surprise!- Part 1
    Not as planned, but a nice surprise!- Part 2
    Not as planned, but a nice surprise!- Part 3

    Day 2, January 4:
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 1
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 2
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 3
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 4
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 5
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 6
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 7
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 8
    Christmas is still in the air ...- Part 9

    Day 3, January 5:
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 1
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 2
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 3
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 4
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 5
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 6
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 7
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 8
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 9
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 10
    Don’t you just love it, when things work out …….. - Part 11

    Day 4, January 6:


    Trip 2, WDW and Disney Dream February 15 - 23

    :rainbow: Trip report: „Did you feel pressured to provide only EXCELLENT ratings?“ :rainbow:


    Trip 3, Italy May 1 - 4

    Day 1, May 1:
    OMG, I love it here! - Part 1
    OMG, I love it here! - Part 2
    OMG, I love it here! - Part 3

    Day 2, May 2:
    Venice – water from above and beyond - Part 1
    Venice – water from above and beyond - Part 2
    Venice – water from above and beyond - Part 3

    Day 3, May 3:
    Nothing special - Part 1
    Nothing special - Part 2
    Nothing special - Part 3

    Day 4, May 4:
    All good things must come to an end … - Part 1
    All good things must come to an end ... - Part 2



    Trip 4 - surprise trip to the Annual Passholder pre-view of Remy, the ride! June 27 - 29
    Announcement

    Day 1, June 27:
    „Hurry up“ - Part 1
    „Hurry up“ - Part 2

    Day 2, June 28:
    Day 3, June 29:

     
  4. alpinemouse

    alpinemouse Earning My Ears

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  5. Teri1

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    I'm here! Since we don't have any Disney vacations planned in 2014 I will enjoy reading about your plans Karin and Tom!:)
     
  6. tokyodisneydad

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    Sounds like a lot of fun and adventure but I don't see Tokyo on that list... Lol. 4 days until we leave Japan for wdw and the Dream.
     
  7. kid-at-heart

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    Yea! I love reading about your adventures. Thanks much! :)

    Kate
     
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    popcorn:: joining in popcorn::
     
  9. jedijill

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    I'm in!

    Love Venice and can't wait to relive my med cruise.

    Jill in CO
     
  10. lovegrumpy

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    My dream is going to Disneyland Paris so I can't wait to hear all about it.
     
  11. dizneeat

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    Glad you are joining in. :lmao: It would not be the same without you. ;)

    Yippie! So nice to know that you will be along for the planning, Teresa. And I am still keeping my fingers crossed for that 2015 cruise together. :goodvibes

    We have made "plans" up until the end of 2015 so far, but I can still see Tokyo in our future. :thumbsup2
    You are so close to your trip! Safe travels and enjoy WDW and the Dream! :goodvibes


    Kate, it's awesome to know that you will be along for the trips as well! :thumbsup2
     
  12. dizneeat

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    :woohoo: Great to have you here!

    Jill! :goodvibes I knew I could count on you! So you have been on a Med cruise? I am hoping for lots of input! :thumbsup2

    Great to have you here! We go to DLRP pretty often, only a 2 hour flight from here. :goodvibes There will be lots and lots of pics! :thumbsup2
     
  13. jedijill

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    I did an 11 night in 2010....I loved it!

    Jill in CO
     
  14. mickeystoontown

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    Thanks for letting me know that you've started the new pre-trip report. I always enjoying reading about your adventures!
     
  15. dizneeat

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    I am so NOT prepared for ours yet. :lmao: I guess I will have to use my Christmas vacation to do a little research.
    I was just shocked to see that our sailing (7/26) qualifies for the new blockout dates, so this must be popular. Did you book your excursions through Disney? I am torn - Tom and I looked into a few local tours, but so far nothing is decided.


    :woohoo: I am so happy you are going to join us as well. If we can pull everything off as we want to, it should be a fun year. :lmao:
     
  16. englishrose47

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    Subbing !!I think you have used my "Where will Rosie Roam " theme for the ptr:rotfl2:Next month I have to start my 2014 Roamings :rotfl2: But I also have 2 more threads out there to finish and a TR to start!!!:rotfl2:Karin I am sounding just like you:rotfl2: By the way I did not realuise what good taste Tom had , I too am a Tink fan !!!!:):thumbsup2
     
  17. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Thank you, Karen! Just arrived home and happy to find I am not the last to sign on for the next very exciting Karen and Tom PTR!! ::yes::

    This going to be an extraordinary PTR and I am thrilled to be invited for the ride!


    (although the US will be sad not to see you two next summer).
     
  18. Linda67

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    What wonderful plans you have for 2014 Karin :goodvibes
    Can't wait to hear about your Med cruise as we are considering this for 2015 :thumbsup2
     
  19. dizneeat

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    Yikes! I got caught! :rotfl2:
    Thought I'd steal your idea since we have several trips planned.
    And just like you, I still have to finish two reports, then Paris is just round the corner and in 8 weeks we will be back in the US! :scared1:

    I am glad you are a Tink fan too, Rosie! We both like that little fairy - now guess what, our kitty is called TinkerBell too! :lmao: We just call her Pixie for short. ;)


    :woohoo: So glad you are here too! I haven't seen you around much lately. Hope you are okay, Christine!

    Don't remind me about not being back to the US in the summer - somehow I still cannot believe we are NOT travelling there in the summer, but at least we are doing the next best thing - going on the Disney Magic and Disneyland Paris. :goodvibes
     
  20. dizneeat

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    Thanks for joining us, Linda. :goodvibes

    We are very much looking forward to our Med cruise, but still can't wait to go back in February on our beloved Disney DREAM. :goodvibes
    Linda, if you have an onboard booking to push to summer 2015, be careful, they have just decided to have blackout dates for cruises and our summer cruise falls into that time span. Luckily we had booked long before and will be able to keep our discount AND on board credit. :thumbsup2
     
  21. pas130

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    Yay!!! Karin I love your plans, so happy to join in! Very exciting!!!!
     

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