How Many People Are Going on This Trip? A Feb 2014 PTR - TR Link Posted 2/21!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Pluto0809, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Pluto0809

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    Hi and Welcome! I’m Ariana, I’m 40 years old and live outside of Atlanta, GA.

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    I wasn’t going to do a PTR for this trip because it is just going to be insane. But I had a few requests to do one so here we are. So how many people will be going on this trip? I honestly have no clue but I think it’s going to be somewhere between 30 and 40 people. Yep, you read that right, 30 to 40! I’ll explain all that in a bit but first a little background on how the trip came about.

    In early 2009 I decided that I needed to go to Disney. I hadn’t been since 1998 and I was in desperate need of a trip. I told my Mom, who told my Brother, who told my Aunt, etc. and we ended up with a group of 8 and went in January 2010. Here we are goofing around during that trip.

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    Back row is my Mom, my Brother John, and my aunt (Mom’s sister) Esther.
    Front Row is me, my Sister-in-Law Jocelyn, my cousin Morgan, and a close family friend Erin.
    Last but not least, kneeling in front is my Cousin Sydney.

    Morgan is about 10 years younger than me but we have always been very close because she shares my insane love for Disney. She was single during that trip but within a year, was dating a wonderful man and had three kids. I’ll get into that more when I do the introductions. Morgan and her family went back in October 2011 but I wasn’t able to go that time. Shortly after that, we talked about doing another family trip and decided on early 2014 as our target. I’ve actually been back to Disney 4 times since the 2010 trip, TRs for three of those trips are in my signature.

    Morgan and I invited a lot of our family and we ended up with 16 people coming on the trip. First of all is me and Mom. She will be my main companion on the trip and loves Disney. We took a mother and daughter trip to WDW in November 2012. We are very close and are more like sisters than mother/daughter. Since my dad passed away in 2007, we travel a lot together. I’m married by my DH doesn’t like to travel and doesn’t mind if Mom and I go.

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    Also from my immediate family will be my brother John and SIL Jocelyn. They would probably kill me if they knew I used the following picture, it was taken at their annual ugly sweater party. Problem is, they don’t have a lot of pictures together. We will be remedying that this trip as I already purchased Memory Maker.

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    Let’s move on to Morgan’s Family. Here she is with her fiancé Steve.

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    When we were at WDW in 2010, Morgan got a dozen roses delivered to the room. She told me all about Steve, a widower who she knew through his two kids at the daycare where she is a manager. She actually knew Steve’s wife too before she was killed in a car accident. They started dating shortly after we got back from the trip and a year later, a third child came along. So here are the three kids:

    Jacob, 8 years old, Jordyn, 6 years old and Kennedy who will be 3 in February. Jordyn is the one I often refer to as my “mini-me” because she loves Pluto.

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    Also coming from Morgan’s family are her Mom, Esther and Dad, Jim. I "stole" most of the family photos off of Facebook and these are the best I could find of those two.

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    Her brother Jordan, his wife Abby and their 1 ½ year old daughter Sadie. Abby is pregnant and due sometime in July with their second child.

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    And finally, Morgan’s sister Sydney and her husband Kevin. They just got married last September.

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    All the plans were coming together for the trip and then Morgan threw a curve ball that ended up changing everything. Steve asked her to marry him in December 2012 and she decided to get married at Disney while we are there in 2014!

    So now, a lot of Steve’s family is coming, a few from his deceased wife’s family and also friends. Erin who came with us in 2010 will be there with her husband. I have no idea how many people total are in those groups.

    Morgan and I continued to try to plan together but it just got to be too much so I took responsibility for my little family of 4 and also added on my Uncle Bob (Mom and Esther’s brother) and Aunt Pat who are coming for four days. Here they are:

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    They have not been to WDW since their two boys were little which was about 20 years ago. Their boys are now both in their 30s and married with kids but they could not afford to make the trip. My Mom has one more brother but he and his family are not making the trip.

    Last but not least, my husband Jim will be flying down for a few days to go to the wedding only. He is not a Disney fan and since I dragged him to Disney last October, there was no way he was doing any parks this trip. I’m making him come for the wedding though since he rarely comes to my family’s events.

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    So is everyone's head spinning right now? I know mine is and has been for months trying to plan this trip!

    Up Next: Feb 8th, 2014 Let’s Hit the Ground Running
     
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  3. Pluto0809

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    Saving my spot; will read at office when I get there.
     
  5. Disney9.9.10

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    I'm here! Sounds like a fun family trip!
     
  6. Chicago Mo

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    I AM IN!!!! :thumbsup2 Thanks for the heads up!!!
    So exciting!!!

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  7. nolacindy

    nolacindy Dead men tell no tales

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    I'm in! Holy crow thats alot of people to try to organize.
     
  8. wiigirl

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    Following along! :)
     
  9. DMGeurts

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    I am totally IN for this one!!! Oh how CRAZY - but oh how FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. twinsouvenirs

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    craziness!!! following ;)
     
  11. mommajo143

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    Sounds fun, count me in!
     
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    ::yes:: here here would not miss another adventure even if have to check in infrequently for now
     
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    Oh goodness~ hate it when work delays my Dis-time! :headache: Just hoping I still make it on page one! :hyper:

    Gotta go back and read now...

    That was a great intro...so many folks to introduce us to!!! :scared1: It should prove to be a very fun trip, but I am afraid you may feel pulled in too many directions. :worried: For sure you will have to approach this trip with a completely different mind set. Eager to see how it all turns out for you! popcorn::
     
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    Following :wave2:
     
  15. PrincessInOz

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    30 - 40??? :faint:


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  16. missangelalexis

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    Joining in! Wow, crazy how this trip changed from a family trip to an even BIGGER family trip! But it sounds like it will be a lot of fun, and how awesome to attend a wedding at WDW! Can't wait to hear about all the plans :)
     
  17. KatMark

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    Sorry it took me a while to get back here. I love the intros and can't wait to hear all about the plans.
     
  18. Pluto0809

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    :welcome: Glad you are here Kathy!

    I do hope it will be fun and not too stressful!

    You are welcome! Thanks for joining in Mo.

    Yep, it's going to be a bit of a nightmare to coordinate everyone! I'm just glad I only have 6 to worry about.

    :welcome: Thanks for being here!

    It is going to be both crazy and fun!
     
  19. Pluto0809

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    :welcome: Definitely going to be crazy!

    Thanks for joining in!

    Hi Ruthie! Whenever you can stop in is fine by me!

    Hi Connie! You still made the first page! I totally understand about work interferring with DIS time. I really should be working right now. :rotfl:

    I think it is going to be a very different trip than I'm used to. I'm not going to have a whole lot of say on what we do each day because both my Mom and Brother have been many times and know what they want to do!


    Hi! Glad you are here!
     
  20. Pluto0809

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    I cannot wait to see how the wedding turns out! I'll be telling you as much as I know when I get to that day. I do know there will be no characters there because it was mega expensive to have them there!

    The more I think about it, that might be a low estimate! There are 19 just in my introduction and I have no idea how many people will be coming from the grooms side. And then there are friends of the bride and groom too!

    No problems Kathy, I know what a rough few days you've had. Day 1 plans coming up!
     
  21. Pluto0809

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    When it came time to pick our Magic Band colors I sent out an e-mail asking everyone what color they wanted. I wasn't too worried about us each having a different color since they have a name on the inside. It turned out that everyone picked a different color and I was perfectly fine with the color that was left over.

    Mom - Orange (for Goofy)
    John - yellow
    Jocelyn - Pink
    Pat - Green
    Bob - Blue

    So that left me with Red. Both mine and Mom's came to my house and I sent her's on up to her yesterday so she could wear it some before the trip. She wanted to have some time to get used to having it on her wrist.

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    As for the Magical Express documents, well I think they are screwed up. Everyone has gotten their documents except for Mom. Last time we went together, I got all of the luggage tags and DME info for both of us. This year, the packet I got only has my information and tags in it and everyone else in my group has already gotten their tags. I guess I will be calling Disney tonight if Mom doesn't get them in today's mail. I should have expected something, they always tend to screw it up when there are people from different destinations in the same room. This will be the third time something has been messed up for Mom and I!
     

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