Hey Howdy Hey! We're spending 4th of July w/Mickey..this time w/DxDP! *TR Started*

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  1. martinolichfamily

    martinolichfamily DIS Veteran

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    So...I have read others PTR & TR but have yet to come up with my own....so here it goes....my first Pre-Trip Report!!
    Guess it's never too early to start a PTR for your next trip?!?!


    Who:

    Heather (28): I am a SAHM..Mother of 2! I LOVE Disney...especially now that we have kiddos to watch the excitement through their eyes! My Favorite character is Minnie!

    James (DH30): Is a very hard worker!! He also likes Disney very much...never said he didn't want to go again! ;) His favorite character is Grumpy.

    Hunter (DS8): He is 100% BOY! Always going going going.....never slows down. He loves to play Baseball. LOVES his Video game systems too....i think he has almost every system...seems like it anyways! His favorite character is Sully & Mike W.

    Ashlynn (DD3): She is 100% GIRL!! Loves to shop, dress up in pretty dresses and twirl around... and loves jewelry. She says that she wants to take Dance classes....so she is in a Ballet/Tap/Gymnastics class! She always moves & shakes it when she hears music on..its just too cute! Her favorite characters are all of the Princesses as well as Minnie, Mickey & Daisy!

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    That's us from our last trip to WDW - July 2009

    When: July 2 - 10, 2010

    Where: POP Century Resort - standard room

    Why: Because we miss WDW so much & want to go back! :cutie:

    What: 7 day tickets w/Park Hopper, Water Park & More and Deluxe Dining

    Itinerary & ADRs:

    Arrival Day: (arrive about 6p)
    Dinner @ WCC 8:05p

    Day 1 : MK must be first!!
    Breakfast @ CS in MK
    Lunch @ CS in MK w/adisneymama and family
    Dinner @ CRT 7:00p

    Day 2: Epcot & MK(maybe)
    Breakfast @ Akershus 8:10a
    Lunch @ Coral Reef 1:05p
    Dinner @ Garden Grill 7:10p

    Day 3: HS & AK
    Breakfast @ Hollywood N Vine 8:30a
    Lunch @ 50s Prime Time 1:10p
    Dinner @ CS in AK

    Day 4: Waterpark Day or DTD
    Breakfast @ O'hana 8:30a
    Lunch @
    Dinner @ Cape May 7:15p

    Day 5: MK
    Breakfast @ Crystal Palace 8:20a
    Lunch @ CS in MK
    Dinner @ 1900 Park Fare 8:15p
    BBB @ 3:40p

    Day 6: Waterpark or DTD
    Bayou Pirate Cruise @ 9:30a (Hunter only)
    Breakfast @ Boma 9:45a
    Lunch @
    Dinner @ Hoop Dee Doo Revue 7:15p

    Day 7 (last day @ parks): AK, HS, Epcot & MK
    Breakfast @ Tusker House 8:15a
    Lunch @ Sci - Fi Dine - In 2:30p
    Dinner @ Tony's Town Square 8:45p

    Day 8: Sad day :sad1: .....must leave WDW and head home but first.....
    BREAKFAST @ 1900 Park Fare 10:05a


    So...this makes it look like all we are doing is stuffing our faces!! ahhh.....

    This is going to be our 3rd Trip to WDW as a Family.
    I went a couple times as a child but for some reason just can't remember. My DH went several times as a child too w/his family. As for our kiddos....DS was 5 yrs old on his 1st trip and 7 yrs old on his
    2nd trip. DD was 5 months old on her 1st trip (she was a very good baby..we could take her anywhere) and was 2 yrs old on her 2nd trip. They both have now had a birthday so will be a year older when we go in July! They are so excited too....well, me too!! :woohoo:

    Here are some more pics of our past trips:

    March 2007
    Daddy, Ashlynn & Hunter
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    Hunter & Mom ( I didn't take many pics that trip)
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    and our last trip.. July 2009 (we had a cousin go w/us this trip) (we took TONS of pics this time!!)
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    It was soo hot!!
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    So...that's it for now! Will update as time goes by.....counting down the days...or months right now!!
    :mickeyjum


    THE PLAN:
    Are we there yet?!? Day 1 ~ Arrival
    Day 2 ~ Magic Kingdom
    Day 3 ~ Epcot
    Day 4 ~ Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom
    Day 5 ~ Do Whatever Day...Waterpark...DTD...??
    Day 6 ~ Magic Kingdom Again!! Park Hopping anyone??
    Day 7 ~ Do Whatever Day #2....Waterpark...DTD...???
    Our Countdown Calendar
    Day 8 ~ Around the whole World in a day!
    Day 9 ~ Departure Day
    So...What kind of shirts are you gonna wear today?
    Things to try and Things to buy!!


    We are back and so is a Trip Report!
    Fun in the Florida Sun! ~ Trip #3 w/many firsts, new friends & TONS of food! TR
     
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  3. martinolichfamily

    martinolichfamily DIS Veteran

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    So...not sure how to change the thread title.....any help on that?
     
  4. leamom2princesses

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    Hi there! Great start on your PTR. You can change your title by pressing the Edit button on the very first post and then hitting the go advanced button. That will let you change the title of the PTR. Hope that helps! :goodvibes
     
  5. martinolichfamily

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    Thanks so much!
     
  6. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    Hey there, I'm here and subbing! You need to update some more, so you have some followers :)
     
  7. martinolichfamily

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    Thanks for stopping by!
     
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    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    any new plans?
     
  10. martinolichfamily

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    Thinking of adding BBB for DD(just her hair, makeup & nails) and DS(they have a 'cool dude' package)...but when??!!

    Is it worth it?

    Does it take a long time?

    My thought was that I could squeeze it in there before our Dinner @ 1900 Park Fare?? :confused3

    I originally wanted to do BBB before Akershus but that would be too too early!

    Any thoughts?
     
  11. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    I would suggest dumping the sci fi ressie. I'm a big girl and a big eater and your day is just jam packed with food. all you'll be doing is running from one ressie to another lol especially if you want to squeeze in BBB. Yes, I think it is def worth it. But not if you have to go from DHS back to MK and then over to GF. Traveling takes up a lot more time than you realize.
     
  12. martinolichfamily

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    Oh i know...I have been looking at all this food we are allowed to get....CRAZY!! Sounds like a TON!! But the DH said he wanted "3 meals a day"...so that's what i did.

    We really wanted to try Sci-Fi (it was a request from DS)....so I wonder if I just move it to another day...maybe our last day or sunday???

    Decisions, decisions.......
     
  13. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    Honestly, I have done DxDP the past 2 trips and have it booked again for this year. We love it. I like having everything pre-paid, love the extra snacks (that we bring home usually, but that is our intention) and just love having an app,entrée and dessert. But trust me when I tell you, 3 meals is just too much. Unless you eat a very small breakfast, small lunch and then skip dinner dessert or app. To say it is a ton is an understatement! What is worse is all the time you spend away form the park. People flame me for the 2 meals I do a day, let alone to throw in a 3rd:scared1: I'm just worried your hubs request will be thrown out the window a couple days into your trip, thus wasting what money you spent on the plan. Tell him to keep in mind that you each have 2 snack credits per day.

    def move sci-fi to another day. You will regret running from CP to Sci-Fi to 1900. My dh's one rule is no running frm place to place to place. It drove us mad our first time on dxdp. But you live and you learn. I think I have it down to a science now:teacher:
     
  14. martinolichfamily

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    Thanks! I am going to move it.....maybe we can get in early on our first day...like a lot earlier than we have planned.......off to the dining ressie cart...again! lol

    I think he was afraid that w/the other DP w/TS, QS and snack that he wouldnt have enough food.....who knows! This is our first time w/any type of DP....

    Thanks so much...you're great!! :worship:
     
  15. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    I can see where he would think that! We don't like the QS at all! SO DxDP is the way for us, for now. I think once my DD turns 10 it will be something we have to reevaluate, as she doesn't eat much at all, and I would have to pay adult prices for her! May not be worth it at that point!

    Having the DDP paid for in advance is awesome to us, so I think you will enjoy it as well. Just plan it in a way that allows for maximum park time, and not running from meal to meal time:thumbsup2 When I get back from picking DD up from school I will take a better look at your meal options and tell you what I think from my experience :cutie:
     
  16. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    Itinerary:

    Day 1 : ARRIVE mid-afternoon finally!
    We always hit the MK first!!
    Dinner @ CRT 5:45p
    we do CRT for our first night dinner too!

    Day 2: MK & Epcot
    Breakfast @ Chef Mickey's 8:45a
    Lunch @ CS
    Dinner @ Garden Grill 7:00p

    Day 3: HS & AK
    Breakfast @ Hollywood N Vine 9:00a
    Lunch @ 50s Prime Time 3:00p
    Dinner @ CS



    Day 4: Waterpark Day maybe or DTD ??
    Breakfast @ O'hana 8:40a
    Lunch @ CS
    Dinner @ Cape May 7:45p

    Day 5: MK & HS
    Breakfast @ Crystal Palace 8:20a
    Lunch @ Sci - Fi Dine - In 2:30p
    Dinner @ 1900 Park Fare 7:45p


    Day 6: Epcot & ??
    Breakfast @ Akershus 9:05a
    Lunch @ CS
    Dinner @ Hoop Dee Doo Revue 7:15p


    Day 7 (last day @ parks): AK, Epcot, HS & MK
    Breakfast @ Tusker House 9:10a
    Lunch @ CS
    Dinner @ Tony's Town Square 7:50p

    Day 8: Sad day .....must leave WDW and head home but first.....
    BREAKFAST @ Boma 9:00a

    Ok, I guess my next question is, why are you doing so much park hopping? why not do a full day at mk then a full day at epcot as opposed back ad forth? Also, I suggest doing rope drops if possible. you have late breakfasts and will be missing prime touring time:thumbsup2
     
  17. martinolichfamily

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    This is our first time for CRT..looking forward to it!

    We have always done park hopping each day.....not sure why just have.....

    Yes I would like the rope drops too but we are not morning people really....we;d rather stay late night at the parks instead. Last trip we were going to go to the EMH mornings but that never happened but we did have an extra 'adult' that took 3 hrs to get ready to leave in the morning so....that wont be happening this time...so maybe....I can get us up and at the park early for breakfast...lets see what dining ressies i can find.

    ok...i am going to look at switching it all up now! lol
     
  18. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    switching up is half the fun! and I agree, I am NOT a morning person lol BUT, the friend I travel with said "you can sleep when you die" and she is right lol! Getting up early and out to the parks made all the difference in the world! Not all the parks, but DEF MK and DAK! Also, being as it is Sept, the parks aren't open as late! Totally stinks!

    Anywho, I'm sure your ressies and plans will change a million times between now and Sept!
     
  19. martinolichfamily

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    ok...not sure if these made a big change but...I tried not to jump around a lot...the last day will be a trip to all parks...

    also made some breakfast adrs earlier... lol
     
  20. martinolichfamily

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    So....I have no new updates as of right now....things have been a little "weird" around our house.....we had a transformer that blew out on Tuesday causing us to loose quite a bit of our electronic stuff and my oven and microwave...man, you really dont know how much you really use things until you no longer have them!! Luckily, everyone was safe and the house is ok...could have been worse I keep saying. Now we just wait to see how the claim with the Electric company comes out.

    Anywho....thought I would post some more photos from our past trips...I could really use a WDW trip right about now too!! :rolleyes:

    From our 2009 trip:

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    at the 1900 Park Fare Dinner..it was great!
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    more to follow from our 2007 trip if I they are on my laptop! Hoping they are!
     
  21. martinolichfamily

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    :thumbsup2 Yay! Found them on my laptop.....this was our first trip to WDW as a Family...we didn't get many pics this trip unfortunately.

    Here goes some photos from our 2007 trip (DD was 5 months old and DS was 5 years).

    on the way to WDW for the 1st Time! They were great little travelers!
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    DS is wet from riding Splash Mountain!!
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    In our condo we stayed at
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