[[IM BACK! *sniff* :(]] The "Lets Get My DBF Addicted to Disney World" PTR

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  1. Vallie

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    click HERE to go to my Trip Report!

    :lmao:With 100 days to go I figured I would start my pre trippy! Woohoo!

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    INDEX:
    This Post, Drum Roll Please.. Introductions
    Preliminary Planning
    Pics of Us
    ADRs Part One
    Extra Day Added, aka But babyyy I wanna see the Dolphins!!
    The Pretty Much Set Plan
    The Weight Loss Journey, Before and After
    Top 10 Pics from 2008 New Years Trip with my BFF!
    Frusterations ... Sometimes You Gotta Get Things DOne Yourself!
    TA Update
    Not so Frusterated Anymore!!
    Scrapbook + Autograph Book Pics
    Weight Loss Update
    MJ Death; Thoughts + Last Day of School
    New Hair + New Scrapbook Pages
    HALF WAY THERE!!! :banana: + Promotion
    Its Official!! + Photopass PreOrder
    This is the last change... PROMISE!
    UP!.... in 33 DAYS!!
    Trip Planning Tips #1 - Money Matters
    One Month Left!!!!! :woohoo:
    Trip Planning Tips #2 - My Packing List
    Trip Planning Tips #3 - Intinerary Book Index
    Trip Planning Tips #4 - Disney Character Checklist
    Trip Planning Tips #5 - Universal Character Lists
    Trip Planning Tips #6 - Romance at Disney and..... GOT OUR DOCUMENTS!!!!
    A Quick Update!
    Confessions of a bad PTR writer! :rotfl:
    Trip Planning Tips #7-#12 - Top Park Tips
    Trip Planning Tips #13 - Who Knew? Top 10 Free Things at Disney
    Trip Planning Tips #14 - Did Someone Say Snacks??!
    Trip Planning Tips #15 - Yummy Counter Services
    Trip Planning Tips #16 - PoP Century Resort Info
    12 Days Left! And I'm All Outta Tips! :rolleyes:
    11 Days Left!!!
    HOLY TAMOLE!! The 10 Day Countdown is ON people!!!!!!!
    SINGLE DIGIT DANCIN WOOOO!
    8 Days Left!!!!
    1 WEEEKKK!!!
    This time next weeek...!!!
    UGH! Tropical Storms = Not a Happy Camper!
    This Time Next Week p2 - Magic Kingdom!
    This Time Next Week p3 - SeaWorld
    3 DAYS LEFT!!!
    2 DAYS LEFT!!!
    1 DAYS + couple of hours left!!!! :ccat:
    UHHH... what the hey!? a TORNADO!?! :scared1:
    I leave.. TOMORROW!!!!!
    :tinker:Gone to Disney!! Be Back September 1st!!!
    I'm backkk from Disney World *sniffles*
    Come join me on my Trip Report!
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    :welcome::welcome::welcome::welcome::welcome:

    Ive never done a PTR so please be kind! hehe, aside with the planning aspect of it I will also be using this PTR as a weight loss tracker (I wanna loose 20lbs by our trip!) andddd to post pics of my Disney Scrapbook I’m making BEFORE the trip! (yes you read that right!) It will also include all my evil plans to get my poor unsuspecting Disney virgin boyfriend completely hooked to Disney! Hehe!

    Our trip will be happening on August 22 – 31, staying at POP Century with Free Dining! We will also be spending one day at Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure and one day at Seaworld!!

    WHY:
    So how did this dream vacation come about you ask? Well I'll give you the quick version,
    Last year i was accepted into the Disney Graduate Program and was to work in one of the Resorts from Jan-June 2009. I was sooo super excited and it was a dream come true. I met Craig very very shortly after I was accepted to the program and we decided to go ahead and give us a try anyways even tho i was ready to go to Disney for the 6 months!. Fast forward 2 months and I found out due to my mom suddenly being laid off I would no longer be able to go to the program because she was supposed to take over my car payments while I was gone. I was heartbroken but I knew I had to stay, having Craig made it a lot easier to stay, but I was still very crushed. So Craig promised me he would take me to Disney! At first we didnt think it was going to happen, we were sure if we could afford it but once free dining came out we jumped at the offer and here we are today!!!


    I hope you all enjoy reading, i'll try my best to be whitty and entertaining and please feel free to say hello or add in suggestions or anything you’d like! :lovestruc


    Here we are!

    MEEEEE (24):

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    Well I thought I’d put a face to this to start! That’s me, my name is Val and I’m a Disney addict. I am also just a tad obsessive compulsive when it comes to planning! My nickname my whole life has been princess, I cant imagine why. Hehe. I loved Disney movies as a child and completely fell in love with Disney World when my mommy finially took me as a teenager! This will be my third trip to the world, and my first trip with FREE DINING and staying onsite!!!! Woohoo!


    BDF (22)

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    So this is my prince charming. His name is Craig and he’s a Disney Virgin! He’s been all around the world but never to Disney world! He is very excited to go but is not convinced it will be something he’ll wanna repeat for another couple years, im hoping that will change after the trip!! He’s an absolutely amazing person and boyfriend and I love him to pieces!
     
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  3. Vallie

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    The Preliminary Plans:

    We booked with a Canadian travel agency that only deals with Disney vacations, so my travel agent will be planning out which day we do what on once she does our ADRs.

    But a general idea of what we are gunna do includes:

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    Arrival Day
    - maybe hit a park depending on our tiredness level and what time we arrive

    - 1 Day at each of the four disney parks
    - Hoop De Doo
    - 2 days off - one lazy day (swimming and maybe mini golf)
    and one at downtown disney
    - Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure

    Departure Day

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    Anyone have any ideas we can do on our days off?!
    Is the mini golf worth the money?!
     
  4. Vallie

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    Planned ADR's

    So for our FREE DINING we've decided we are going to try and get ADRs at the following resturants:

    - Chef De France
    - SciFi Cafe
    - Hoop De Doo
    - Tonys Town Square
    - Chef Mickeys
    - 1900 Park Fare
    - Raglan Roads (sp?)

    I'm so excited to eat alll that food!

    In our planning binder, we also put what counter service resturants sound good and snack things we wanna try!

    Does anyone have any reccomendations on must try disney food?!
     
  5. DisneyFaeriePrincess

    DisneyFaeriePrincess Chocolate and Mickey, what else could be better.

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    Hi! I found your PTR from another one I was reading so I decided to come over. I'm in the same situation you're in. I'm obsessed with Disney and Disney planning and my BF has never been there and I'm taking him for the first time this August too! I really want him to love it too so we can go back a lot! So I def. know how you're feeling. As far as your questions about your days off you could go to Downtown Disney and I think mini golf is worth it. My family and I went one time and I had so much fun. I want to do it again but just haven't had the chance. Sorry that wasn't much help. Hey since we have such similar situations come on over to my PTR!
     
  6. Vallie

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    Is anyone out theree!? I'm gettin lonely here!!!

    I'm a visual person and i LOVEEEE pics! So I want to include lots in my PTR (and TR when i get to it!)

    Here are some of my favorite pics of us :)


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    one of our first pics together!

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    being silly

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    this past easter

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    last halloween!

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    most recent pic of us!

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    so the story behind this pic is that a month-ish ago I was reallly really stressed out at work and I went to visit my dbf and i walked into his room and this was sitting there waiting for me! i almost cried hehe! this is why i love him! :)
     
  7. Vallie

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    HIII!! yay my first subscriber!! wooo! im excited! :banana:

    We are definitly heading out to DTD one of our days and checking out Raglan Roads (Spelling?!) there for dinner! My dbf lovesss Pubs and all thier greasy fare! (bleh!)

    I am heading over to your PTR now and will subb! :woohoo:
     
  8. DisneyFaeriePrincess

    DisneyFaeriePrincess Chocolate and Mickey, what else could be better.

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    Yay I'm excited about being the first! Haha my DBF is the same way!! I'll see you over at my PTR!!!
     
  9. kaos928

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    Hey, just hopped over from my PTR! Seems like there are a lot of girls in our predicament trying to get their DBF to love Disney we need to join together to scheme and plan. I think may actually start a thread :thumbsup2

    PS. I'm jealous that you get to go for so long!!
    Oh and I also realized you don't live all the far from me!! We live just south of Buffalo :)

    DisneyQuest!!! lol I always love it there but it is pricey if you don't have the Water Park and More upgrade.

    Also, go visit some of the other resorts, like the Deluxes, or go to the Boardwalk

    I :love: Sci-fi and Chef Mickey's! The only character meal I could talk DBF into was the supercalifragilistic breakfast at 1900PF so he can meet the Mad Hatter and we're skipping Sci-fi since I have been there a lot and wanted to try some new things. Oh and I love Hoop Dee Doo and how they slam buckets of food onto your table :rotfl: but I haven't been in ages. Great memories there tho!

    Yay! :lmao:

    AAAwwww :lovestruc It's awesome that he's so excited to go. My DBF doesn't get it at ALL he still thinks its for little kids no matter how many times I try to explain. He's just going along because he knows it makes me happy :goodvibes I hope he'll "get it" while we're there. Otherwise I guess I'll have to find someone else to go with :rotfl:
     
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    another girl here trying to get DBF addicted to the disney magic :lmao: Join our club that Kaos and DisneyFariePrincess and I started hahahaha!!

    Your plans sound good so far. On your day off, you could always go check out the boardwalk for a littlebit too. Maybe take a horse and carriage ride at PoR? Disneyquest is a good one also!

    I am ordering DBF a basket from Basket's by Betsy to be there when we get there....just a cute idea that I thought I would share, something fun to kick off the magic with!

    Btw I love Sci Fi Diner and I love Raglan Road! Can't wait to hear more!
     
  12. DisneyFaeriePrincess

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    Yay for our club!!! Oh I'm doing a basket by betsy too, she's great from what I heard and experienced with her. DisneyQuest is a good one to do on a down day. We're doing that on our trip too! The boardwalk is really pretty at night just to see. I love Sci-Fi as well, the atmosphere is the best!
     
  13. Vallie

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    I love that i'm not the only one in my situation! i think my dbf is convinced i'm just a tad nuts but I think he'll understand once he gets to disney!

    Thanks for all the suggestions and reviews! so helpful!

    Which is the resort with the beach you can hang out on with the hammocks? it looks so cute and romantic i wanna go there!

    hey if they both dont get hooked on the idea we can just go together lol i always fly out of buffalo anyways! so convienant! haha
     
  14. Vallie

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    Welcome welcome! yay another sneaky girlfriend hehe!

    This is gunna sound silly but where is the boardwalk? and what is there?!?! Ive never been!

    I like the horse and carriage idea... any clue as to how much it costs?

    And which basket are you getting? i've thought of this myself but wasnt sure if it was worth the money!
     
  15. Sarah84

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    Another reader joining in :surfweb: great plans so far and cute pics.
    Don't leave me out of the 'trying to get their DBF to fall in love with Disney' club :rotfl:
    I know exactly how it feels, its took me three years almost to convince my DBF to even say yes to a trip i now have to wait 2 years for the trip :scared1::sad1:, he's just like Katys DBF he thinks Disneys just for kids and is basically only agreed to go for my sake cause he knows just how much i love it and want to go back. He as also said it will probably be the only time we go there together for at least another few years, though im hoping he's opinion will change when he sees how amazing it is, sadly the trip won't be next year as its he's turn to decide where we go on holiday and he won't pick Disney thats for sure :rolleyes:

    You could always do a bit of shopping on your non disney day, i loved the shopping in Orlando :)
     
  16. kaos928

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    Hey you got a deal :thumbsup2 :laughing:

    I can't remember where there are hammocks but I know I've seen them... Caribbean Beach? I know Fort Wilderness has a beach and you can see Wishes from there. I wanted to do that on our arrival night but I sacrificed that from EMHs at AK so we could have some more time there.
     
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    Hey! Okay so the boardwalk is located right next to Epcot, it's actually a resort (Disneys Boardwalk Inn), and is themed after a boardwalk in Atlantic City. there are a few clubs, a dueling piano club, the espn bar- it's walking distance to Epcot and DHS, it's located on a lagoon across from the Swan and Dolphin and the Yacht and Beach Club. Search it on all ears, you will love it!

    The Horse and Carriage rides are like 15 bucks i think. very cheap.

    And I'm making my own basket for baskets by betsy- so far two refillable mugs, a safari journal and a mug from AKL. I might send down a few things to put in it- she lets you do this. I'm going to pick up some cheap things from the dollar store or something. We will see :dance3:
     
  18. Vallie

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    the boardwalk sounds pretty cool! gunna check it out on all ears for sure.

    i also really like the horse and carriage ride idea. any websites that i can check more of that out?
     
  19. Vallie

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    So we looked up hoop de doo and spirit of aloha on youtube and we were pretty disappointed with hoop de doo (not so into that kinda theme!)so we're going with spirit of aloha instead! The food looks scumpicious! anyone ever been?!
     
  20. Vallie

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    welcomeeee! aww i hope he falls for it too!
    oo i lovee shopping! thats a great idea! wher are some good places to shop?
     
  21. Sarah84

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    I loved the mall of mellinia though some of it was high end shops so it depends on your budget, everything seemed great prices to me cause its all cheaper than in the UK plus we got a great exchange rate :)
    The premium outlets are meant to be pretty good too with great bargins to be had :)
     

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