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Mickey's Hand is in my Pocket II! & DH's P.O.V: pg 19-7/20 On Our Way Home....

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  1. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    I know - I usually do too - just ask DH :lmao: That's why I'm still trying to figure out where this sensible Ty came from!
     
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  3. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    I realized I skipped a big part of the planning on this pre-trippie....we went from trying to finalize days to January all the sudden. So now you are hopping into my time machine and going back in time....please fasten your seat belts and keep all arms and legs in the car at all times! ;)

    Beginning of October 2007
    The dates are finally decided (somewhat!) We will check in on 9/27 or 9/28 and leave 10/5/08. This is late enough that we can catch part of the F&WF and that in my master plan, we can buy AP’s and use them for my (GULP!) 40th :scared1: birthday trip the following year. So dates are decided and now the OC Planner in me comes out. Normally as soon as I had dates I would make a ressie. Not so with DVC…you can only make them 11 months out – that was killing me. So now the waiting game began for my “11 month window” so I could call.

    October 28th – November 5th (11 months to go!!!)
    We decided to check in on 9/28, so that meant my 11 month window opened today to call. Most people on the boards said at that time of year I could probably make all my ressies on my checkout day (making the whole week at once) but since we invited DIL’s I wanted to make sure we got the type/view I wanted. So I call – wow no problems at all. Ressie is made for the first night and I just need to call back everyday to keep adding a day on. Tuesday is also easy.

    Wednesday – Houston we have a problem. I was told on my first call that we could not make a ressie for 9/30 on 10/31. First CM thought it was a glitch as it was 11 months from checkout. So I take the Disboards advice and call back again so I can get a different CM who knows how to fix it, doesn’t work..uh-oh – third call and no luck. Posts to the Disboards about it and no one was really sure. Called again and still nope. I finally got a Dis member who pointed out that I needed to wait until 11/1 to call as my checkout at that point would have been 10/1 not 9/31 as that does not exist. Boy- this is confusing.

    Thursday rolls around and bingo – no problem, I can make the ressie now. We figured out that happens four or five times a year and that’s why the CM’s didn’t remember it. The rest of the reservations end up going very smoothly and we now have a reservation for a week at AKV next Sept/Oct. Now to try and convince DH to drive….

    NOW we can get back to our regularly scheduled program...coming up the first of what will probably be many itineraries :rotfl:
     
  4. stagemomx3

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    :lmao: Love this picture!
     
  5. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    DH had a good time with that one! :goodvibes I'm still trying to figure out how to keep my promise that I'm not supposed to have a binder this time around :confused3
     
  6. stagemomx3

    stagemomx3 DIS Veteran

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    :scared1: WHAT! :scared1:

    How will you do that? :confused3
     
  7. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    I'm thinking lots of index cards with info shrunk down really really tiny :rotfl: Otherwise I'm still at a total loss! OH and DH is telling me to clean up my desk at home...but its a bunch of Disney confirmations and with no binder they have no where to live...oh well - guess the desk has to stay a mess - unless he lets me have a binder again :rotfl2:
     
  8. stagemomx3

    stagemomx3 DIS Veteran

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    ;) Hope he caves and lets you have one soon!
     
  9. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    Sorry about the slowness all - I keep catching the flu bug/cold thing with a new strain every week...let's hope it clears up by September!

    Oh and stagemomx3 - no binder yet...so I still have papers all over my desk waiting till he gives in :lmao:

    I figured it was about time to post my first itinerary. Yes - we know it will probably be tinkered with, especially if I can add a couple of days to get over my sadness of not going with tiggerbell and rhondalee.

    Couple of points - we won't be making any rope drops...ok, we never have. But I told DH he could sleep a little this trip, meaning we won't get to the parks until 10ish ;)

    Let me know what you all think...

    Saturday Sep 27th
    Arrive WDW
    Check into ASM
    Outlet Mall shopping
    Get AP's activated and DDE Card
    O'Hana Dinner

    Sunday September 28th
    Check into AKV
    Bears Game
    MNSSHP ?
    Liberty Tree Tavern Dinner - Never been here and DH has requested it

    Monday,September 29th
    Epcot
    Lunch - Food and Wine Snacks OR Chef's De France for Soup
    SIDENOTE - Chef's had the best French Onion we could find and we LOVE French Onion soup even if it is a hundred degrees out :goodvibes
    LeCellier Dinner w/DIL's (they've never been)

    Tuesday, September 30thh (EMH)
    Boma B'Fast w/DIL's (again they've never been)
    MK
    Wishes
    Room Service Dinner???

    Wednesday, October 1st
    Disney Studios
    Brown Derby Fantasmic Pkg? w/DIL's
    Fantasmic

    Thursday, October 2nd
    Animal Kingdom
    Boats
    California Grill for Wishes w/DIL's

    Friday, October 3rd
    Breakfast at Trails End at FW w/DIL's (they've never been)
    Water Mice if Cart not available till 1pm
    Golf Cart Rental Day
    Raglan Road Dinner - none of us have been

    Saturday, October 4th
    Epcot & MK

    Sunday, October 5th
    Leave

    So I still need somewhere for Saturday. And of course if I can talk DH into it maybe Friday and Sunday as well :rotfl:

    I'm a steak and potatoes girl and DH eats anything, so throw your suggestions my way.
     
  10. tiggerbell

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    Big River Grill at the Boardwalk

    Yachtsmans

    LeCellier - there's no law that you can't go twice in 1 trip
     
  11. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    So True! We tried Big River a couple of trips ago and we were just not impressed with it. So I think that is still on the out list. I'm thinking we might try Boatwright's this time...Nebo said the prime rib was good there.
     
  12. tiggerwannabe

    tiggerwannabe <font color=red>Optimistic Realist~ <br><br><font

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    Well TyRy....I am subscribed and officially hooked!

    I really liked how you started this and to see that your DH has joined into the story I can see this report is gonna be ALOT of fun :woohoo:

    (I gotta go get ready for school, I only got as far as the binder photos and am :lmao: )

    I'll be back tonight to finish catching up,

    TTFN

    :wave:

    colleen.
     
  13. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    :wave2: Hi Colleen...glad you liked it (or you are being kind!) :rotfl:

    I'm trying to get DH to update his again, but he's been busy...perhaps I could bribe him with pizza later this week :scratchin as his updates always crack me up.
     
  14. tiggerwannabe

    tiggerwannabe <font color=red>Optimistic Realist~ <br><br><font

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    You should totally have a binder!

    but only for planning;

    when you go - take index cards with only the details you need on them (i.e., ressie #s, park schedules, ADRs and hotel and "other stuff" schedules)

    I am so jealous, you two sound so much like DH and me your planning details sound awesome ~ ergo- I am TOTALLY hooked! No lie :wizard:

    Have you been to the outlets yet? DS took me there just this past December - he'd leave me in the Disney Character Outlet store while he walked the entire plaza. seriously. :thumbsup2

    I see LTT for your MNSSHP nite...book it EARLY! I've missed going there because I waited too long to call :(

    Have you ever done F&WF? If you eat as much as we have you may not need lunch *and* dinner...I personally would go with just dinner. Maybe France has their soup out in the kiosk for F&WF, WDWIG would have the menus if you really wanted to see.

    Your whole trip sounds really well planned out...I look forward to reading more - esp with your husbands responses~

    I read some of it to my DH last night cause I think yours is that funny - that's huge in my world :3dglasses

    Only 6 more months of planning to go...

    :wizard:

    OT: Hi Jaime! :wave:
     
  15. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    Tee hee :goodvibes This is exactly what I did last time..I laminated them and everything and had one for each day. DH still made fun of me, but yet again he had a great trip due to the months of planning (a concept he still does not understand! :eek: )

    Why thank you so much...and if you ever get your DH to actually plan (unlike mine who thinks it just happens and you can change all your ADR's two weeks out!:headache: ) let me know how you did it!

    Yep - love the outlets. I always try and get there the first day so I can buy a bunch of stuff and then I'll know what's left to by for people at home. We usually only hit the same one...DH will have to say where it is.

    There is more than one though somewhere else correct? Know where?

    I'm sorry you missed it. This is one of DH's requests so I'm trying to fit it in. Of course, if the Bears have a game late that day or night, who knows what will happen! :rotfl2: My calling time is next week...fingers crossed we get everything!

    I think this effects DH more than me as I will admit to being a picky eater. I tend more to try wines around the world. I wish France had the French Onion Soup as a taste...I have lots of them :laughing: but alas, have never seen it, so we have to stop in for a bowl.

    Thanks so much for enjoying it! I know, it's always sad when the planning ends, BUT I've already semi-started planning by 40th birthday trip (ok all I've done is send an email to friends saying when we are going, but hey, you have to start somewhere!) So at least I'll have that to look forward to when we get back. ;)
     
  16. tiggerwannabe

    tiggerwannabe <font color=red>Optimistic Realist~ <br><br><font

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    Why Yes! Yes I do!

    Premium Outlets has one Character Whse-this is where it is

    From I-4 Westbound:
    Exit 68 (Rte. 535). Left at light onto Route 535, left at next light onto Vineland Ave. at Little Lake Bryan; proceed 1 mile.

    From I-4 Eastbound:
    Exit 68 (old 27). Proceed straight across light at end of ramp onto Vineland Avenue; continue 1 mile.


    and Prime Outlets has the other;

    FROM DISNEY WORLD & West: Take I-4 East to the 75A - UNIVERSAL exit. Follow to International Drive and turn left. The center is located at the North End of International Drive.


    :woohoo:


    My DH will never plan our trips, he's gotten used to the binders and index cards and to my total glee, whenever he looks for information on Orlando - he looks to me :)
     
  17. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    Why thank you for the information. I think it's Prime outlets that we always hit as I remember getting stuck on I Int'l Drive once and it was worse than Chicago rush hour on a Friday!:scared1: But if DH ever comes back I'm sure he'll correct me if I am wrong :rotfl:


    I think mine is still working on it, and like I said - no binder...I'll have to post a picture of my messy desk since DH won't let me have one and I have no where else to put my confirmations :rotfl2:
     
  18. TyRy

    TyRy <font color=blue>Part of the problem is I wear my

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    As expected, I've messed with the itinerary already. Since this is our first trip "home" as DVC members I'd really like to hit "Welcome Home Wednesdays" at the Boardwalk. Hey - gotta get something for handing over all that cash! ;) So that meant flipping days around. OH and tonight DH starts in again about, don't forget..I want to go here and here. Arrghhh - it is two days before ADR's and I thought I had set where and when to go.:mad: So now I'm going to go with a longer itinerary and hope he can switch a day at work to get us down there a day early.

    Here's the new agenda...feel free to add any comments!

    Friday, Sept 26th - Yep, this starts the changes - Added Day
    Arrive WDW
    Check into ASM
    Get AP's activated and DDE Card
    Dinner at Boatwrights or even at the lounge for their yummy Garlic Bites and French Onion Soup :goodvibes

    Saturday Sep 27th - And the changes continue
    Outlet Mall shopping - maybe hit the one NOT on I'ntl drive (thanks tiggerwannabe)
    DTD
    O'Hana Dinner - Never been and DH requested it
    MK for Wishes (our only chance) and Spectro

    Sunday September 28th - Pretty much the same
    Check into AKV
    Bears Game - praying its an early game :angel:
    Liberty Tree Tavern Dinner - Another never been here and DH request
    MNSSHP

    Monday, September 29th - Staying the same
    Epcot
    Lunch - Food and Wine Snacks OR Chef's De France for Soup
    SIDE NOTE - Chef's had the best French Onion we could find and we LOVE French Onion soup even if it is a hundred degrees out
    LeCellier Dinner w/DIL's (they've never been)

    Tuesday, September 30th - Total Switch
    Boma B'Fast w/DIL's (they've never been)
    Disney Studios
    Brown Derby Fantasmic Pkg? w/DIL's
    Fantasmic

    Wednesday, October 1st - The next in the total switches
    MK
    Welcome Home Wednesdays in the late afternoon at Boardwalk
    Norway Dinner - Now I find out DH wants to go to Norway for dinner...as I said before, I'm very picky and didn't see anything I'd like. But since we'll be at BW anyway, might as well head to Epcot. Any picky people been to the restaurant and what did you have?:confused: :confused:

    Thursday, October 2nd - Same
    Animal Kingdom
    Boats
    California Grill for Wishes w/DIL's

    Friday, October 3rd - Dinner switch
    Breakfast at Trails End at FW w/DIL's (they've never been)
    Water Mice if Cart not available till 1pm
    Golf Cart Rental Day
    Grand Floridan Cafe Dinner? - Switching to this cause I really want one of those fancy you can only get at the GF cakes :lovestruc

    Saturday, October 4th - Adding Raglan Road here
    Epcot & MK
    Raglan Road for Dinner if we get to stay until Monday

    Sunday, October 5th - Tee hee, making this an extra day now too :woohoo: Of course that's only if DH can get another day through switches or holiday time pixiedust: Or if we (GULP!!) fly :scared1: :scared1:
    Epcot & MK
    Boma Dinner

    Monday, October 6th
    Leave :sad:

    So that's it - at least until I start calling this weekend for ADR's or DH decides to eat elsewhere again after I have everything set! :sad2:
     
  19. tiggerwannabe

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    If I have the info, you are welcome to it...:flower3:

    Your DH has got to compromise sometime...that paperwork pile is only gonna get worse ;)

    How about one of these?

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    :thumbsup2 To added days...

    My friend and enabler wants DH and me to come to FL in october. I think she has a later trip planned tho...gotta go check those dates, maybe I'll get my Disney fix in after all :wizard:
     
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    She cleaned her desk today . . . she must be hiding a binder, somewhere!!!

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    :lmao: :wizard: :ssst:



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