February Magical Family Adventures!!~ LAST DAY!! (6/5)

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  1. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    Hello everyone!! If you've read my past 3-4 PTR's and TR's, then you may remember that I was taking a TR break! I did 4 back to back and then had to prepare for DS starting Pre-K. I really didn't think we would be able to book another trip in February due to the fact that we did 2 trips in 2008 (Feb & May) and because DS would now be in school, but someone...somewhere....just knew that we needed a little pixie dust! So, WELCOME to my next Pre-Trip Report. Let's get this party started...........


    With all the happenings the past few months, I am super excited to say that we are booked for another WDW vacation. :banana: DS started pre-k in August and that was a huge adjustment for all of us. We had to evacuate for 2 hurricanes which took a lot out of us. We are re-modeling our kitchen....or really, we completely ripped out our kitchen and are starting over. Due to 2 hurricanes, pre-k madness, and the fact that my mothers home got 2 feet of water inside, the kitchen remodel has been moving S-L-O-W-L-Y!!! We've put most of it on hold while we tend to my mothers house.
    Needless to say....WE NEED A VACATION!!

    February is our favorite time to visit WDW. Low crowds, the weather is nice, shorter lines, and everyone's temperment just seems happier! This is the time we usually go but since DS is now in school we probably won't be able to do February any more. Being as though this year is pre-k, we've decided to do one last February trip. YAY!!!:cool1:

    We are also booked for a Disney Cruise in June 2009! It was originally a "Land/Sea" package. When we realized that we are in desperate need of a vacation BEFORE JUNE, I got to thinking about how HOT it is going to be at WDW for the land portion of that trip. That's when we came up with the idea to cancel the land portion of the June trip. We are still going on the cruise (4 nights) but now we have funds to book a trip in February too!!:woohoo:

    Here are the details and introductions for our February 2009 trip
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    Feb 7-13th (6 nights) staying at OKW in a 1 bedroom villa. (our favorite place to stay!) We are on the "regular" Dining plan, and I've already made MOST of our ADR's....I'll get to that a little later.

    Me(35) - Stay at home mom/Soccer Mom/ Disney vacation planner. I am very involved in my son's school. I'm there pretty much every day volunteering for one thing or another. I LOVE IT!!! :love: I am also domestic CEO of this household. ;) I also belong to our local film group and have fun feeding my other addiction....acting and filmmaking.

    DH(38)- Works super hard which allows for me to be able to be a stay at home mom. Also loves to work in the yard and be involved in DS's school activities when he can. Over the past 4 trips he has also become a Disney addict. He is just starting to get to the point of telling other people. (He was in the closet for years!) :rolleyes1

    DS(4)- LOVES taking trips to WDW. Favorite characters/movies are Cars, & Toy Story and loves anything to do with those. Last trip I swear we must have rode Buzz Lightyear at least 84,000 times! He just started pre-k this august and is loving it!! Oh, and he just told me last week that he MUST be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween. I ordered the costume from disneyshopping.com yesterday. Can't wait to see him in it! :hug:

    This is us in May at Port Orleans Riverside:
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    Here is a page from our photopass Photobook that we ordered from February 2008:
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    Oh I forgot to mention that for every trip I create a new planning binder. (told you I had issues) This is the binder for our land/sea vacaton. I made the picture on the cover, although now I guess I should change it since we aren't doing the land portion anymore.
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    There WILL be a binder for the February trip. I have to go get a new one and decorate it. I will be posting pictures of it later. :thumbsup2

    CHAPTER LINKS:

    ADR'S
    HALLOWEEN COSTUME TIME!!

    NO PIRATE & PRINCESS PARTY YET???

    A TRIP BACK TO KONA & A HALLOWEEN PARTY

    A DISCOUNT AND A GIFT CARD??

    PARK GOALS ~ MAGIC KINGDOM

    HOW I ROLL....(OKW)

    HOW I ROLL-PARK STRATEGIES

    PARK GOALS ~ EPCOT

    CLOSURES/UPDATES

    PARK GOALS ~ DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIO'S

    SNOW IN LOUISIANA??

    PARK GOALS ~ ANIMAL KINGDOM

    HOLIDAY'S, DIAMONDS, & THE NEED FOR SPEED!

    LET THE SHOPPING & PLANNING COMMENCE!

    DINOSAURS & DISNEY GEAR

    ANNIVERSARY DINNER

    HELCOPTER FLIGHT

    COUNTDOWNS, PLANS & SHOPPING

    I NEED YOUR HELP....PLEASE!!

    SIGN UPDATE

    IT'S MY SUITCASE AND I'LL PACK IF I WANT TO!!

    QUICK UPDATE PART I

    QUICK UPDATE II

    COUNTDOWN UPDATES!

    COUNTDOWN SURPRISES II

    I'M BORED....LET'S SHOP!!

    WE'RE OUTTA HERE, BABY!!

    DUDE, WE'RE HOME!!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    TRIP REPORT:

    ONCE UPON A TIME...

    ORLANDO ARRIVAL

    A DRIVING EXPERIENCE

    LIGHT SABER HERE I COME!!!

    WELCOME HOME!

    ANIMAL KINGDOM I

    ANIMAL KINGDOM II

    continued w/T-Rex!!

    DAY1-FINAL INSTALLMENT & A TRIP TO THE ER!!

    DAY 2 PART 1

    DAY 2 PART 2

    DAY 2 PART 3

    DAY 2-PART 4

    DAY 2 ~ PART 5

    DAY 2 ~ PART 5...CONTINUED

    DAY 3 PART 1

    DAY 3 PART 1...CONTINUED

    DAY 3~PART2

    DAY 4 - PART 1

    DAY 4 -PART 1(CONTINUED)

    DAY 4- FINAL

    DAY 5 - PART 1

    DAY 5-PART 1 CONTINUED

    DAY 5- PART 2

    FINAL DAY!!
     
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  3. wirki

    wirki If only I lived closer<br><font color="red">Looks

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    We will be there then too!! We will be at BWV 1 bedroom Feb 8-13!!:banana:
     
  4. MRYPPNS

    MRYPPNS Practically Prefect in Every Way

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    Congrats on booking for Feb.!
     
  5. KatGarcia

    KatGarcia Just Keep Swimming.

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    Count me in!
     
  6. GeminiAngel

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    I'm in. Looks great!!
     
  7. englishrose47

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    Hi Blue will be back to read ! Did you see my PTR yet !! You're in it !!
     
  8. hlrababy

    hlrababy Disney Princess ~Tinkerbell, sprinkle me with

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    I'm in! We will be there around the same time! We will be there Feb. 5th through the 11th!
     
  9. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    AWESOME!!! Maybe we'll run into each other. If there is a Pirate & Princess party are you planning to go? I'm hoping there is one while we are there. We SOOOOOO want to go again! pirate:

    :welcome: and thanks!!

    Yay!! Kat's here! :welcome:
    Woo-Hoo!! :welcome: I'm already lovin' having a PTR again. I have fallen WAAAYYY behind on my chatting and PTR/TR reading!

    Hiya Rosie!! Glad you're here.
    I'm on my way to check it out......

    YAY!!! :yay: So that's 2 Diser's going the same time as me!! Will you do a P&P Party too if they have one? We are sort of addicted to the P&PP. :rolleyes1 pirate: princess:
     
  10. Charleston Princess

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    I'm in -- I am super excited that you are going in February -- I loved your other two TRs!

    My DH was in the closet about his Disney love for a long time, too! :rotfl:

    I love my trip binders -- they are like friends to me! :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl:
     
  11. englishrose47

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    Morning Blue !!
     
  12. coteau_chick

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    Subbing to read later. Grace is trying to pull the plug on the computer right now. I will be back later. Have a nice day:hug:
     
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  14. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    Cherie!!! We're going Feb 3-11th!!! Maybe this time we can actually meet!
     
  15. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    :welcome: back!! I'm so glad to see so many familiar "faces" around here again. You guys have no idea the withdrawls I've been having by not being able to keep up with PTR's and TR's and even though I needed a break from writing one myself, I have totally missed it!!!! So glad to be back.:banana:

    Trip binders ARE our friends!! :thumbsup2

    GOOD MORNING ROSIE!!! oh, how I've missed this. :flower3:

    So glad you are here! Give that baby a big ol' hug from me!! :hug:

    YAY!!! :woohoo: Glad to see you back. Oh my gosh I have so many TR's to catch up on around here. :eek: This will be me tonight... :surfweb: popcorn:: :surfweb: popcorn::

    **THUD**

    Ok, I'm back.....I passed out from shock!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? I have got to catch up on all the TR's I've been lagging behind on!! I can't believe we will be in the world the same time again. That is AWESOME!! Yes, perhaps we will get to meet. :woohoo: Are you guys doing the P&PP if they have one while we are there??
     
  16. Supermom3

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    I'm in. We are going in Feb, too, but for Mardi Gras week (21st-28th). We're in Mandeville, LA where the kids get a whole week off, so it's a great time for us to go. Can't wait to hear all your plans.
     
  17. englishrose47

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    Aah Blue that is so sweet and I have miseed our daily greetings too !!:hug:
     
  18. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    :welcome: February is so much fun. DS is in a private school so they only get about 1-2 days off for Mardi Gras. Plus, the week we are going just goes better with DH's work schedule. This will probably be the last year we are able to do February.

    :hug: :hug: :hug:
     
  19. englishrose47

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    Night Blue !!
     
  20. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    Good night and Good morning! :rotfl:

    I think I'll post about ADR's today....
     
  21. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    I have made some ADR's but not all of them yet. I'm surprised that since I am about a month passed the 180 day mark that I got all of the time slots I wanted. Here is what I have so far in no particular order....

    Kona (dinner)

    San Angel Inn (dinner) - Never tried it.

    50's Primetime Cafe (lunch) - A favorite of ours. We skipped it last trip and realized just how much we missed not doing it.

    Crystal Palace (breakfast) - Before park opens. It's a tradition for us!

    Chef's de France (dinner) - Never tried it.

    I also was going to try out the new T-Rex place but they said they aren't taking ADR's for it yet. I could have swore I saw some people have it on their lists of ADR's. Maybe it was a "wish list"....who knows.

    So we have 2 dinners at Epcot. So far we have tried Coral Reef twice and LeCellier once. A long time ago we tried Italy but that was back in 1997. I guess we will save that one for next time. I'm also planning to try the fish n chips in England for a lunch one day. Eventually, one day, we will be able to say we've eaten in every country at Epcot!:)

    Besides T-Rex there is one more ADR to make but I'm not sure what to pick. It will be for dinner on a Magic Kingdom night but I'm really hoping that they are having the Pirate & Princess Party that night. Not sure if we want to do something outside of MK or inside MK. Guess it doesn't really matter. We've never tried Liberty Tree Tavern. I believe they are taking away the character's, but how is the food there??

    Here is a quick pick from last trip....

    The lobby waterfall at the Polynesian Resort:
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