No kids, no husbands & no rain! Girls weekend at BWI! - NEW 11/12 p16 -The End!

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  1. DisMomAmy

    DisMomAmy DIS Veteran

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    Welcome to my girls weekend trip report!!

    Who are we?

    I’m Amy! I’m a SAHM to two amazing boys (7 & almost 10), a part-time bookkeeper & volunteer. I think this is my fifth TR. I got hooked on the DIS in planning for our 2007 family trip. I have two other trips in the works, The DIS Spectrum Moms trip in January & our next family trip in Feb/March. I got an AP last April & am so happy that I will using it for four trips!! I have several TR/PTR links in my signature if you want to read more about my family or my previous & upcoming adventures.

    Unfortunately we don't have many photos of ourselves... We do have a bunch of photopass pictures... but you know how that works. I'll post them when I get them.

    So for now you get this:
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    My traveling companion is Laura, who also happens to be my next door neighbor! We run the PTO together & are on the Board of Directors of our local early intervention agency together. Obviously we see a lot of each other so I don’t think either of us was concerned that we would have any problems traveling together (and we didn’t)! Laura is a historian, working at the historical society in a town nearby two day per week and a SAHM on the other days. She has two girls who are 8 & 11.

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    When?

    Thursday 9/30 – Sunday 10/3

    Where?

    We originally booked Port Orleans Riverside – and upgraded to a water view room shortly after booking. Then I stumbled across an amazing sale on Orbitz and we booked BWI for three nights for $400!!

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    I can’t even believe we did this, but we went back and forth about which reservation to keep!! I’m soooooo happy we stuck with BWI – and Laura is too!

    Why?

    We needed a break and had been talking about going to Disney for a couple years now. Why the title? Well we were without kids & without husbands so that part is obvious… but we were very concerned about rain & even the potential for hurricane Nicole leading up to our trip. I’m happy to report we didn’t see a drop of rain during our trip!

    Thanks for reading!!

    Up next: Arrival Day!

    Links:
    Arrival Day - Part one
    Arrival Day - Part two
    Hollywood - part one
    Hollywood - part two
    Hollywood - part three
    Backlot Tour & What time is dinner? part one
    Backlot Tour & What time is dinner? part two
    Day One Recap
    A walk to Epcot - part one
    A walk to Epcot - part two
    Life Update
    Shopping
    Teppan Edo & Saving the World
    Back to the Future then more WS
    Via Napoli, Boulangerie Patisserie & Illuminations
    Day two recap & Photopass
    DTD Shopping Time!!
    A Magical Night at the Kingdom
    A Magical Night at the Kingdom - part 2
    Bye Bye BWI
    Bye Bye BWI - part 2
    More Epcot Fun
    More Epcot Fun - part 2
    So sad to say good-bye...
    So sad to say good-bye... part 2
    Life Update
    The End!



     
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  3. Mickey_Mom

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    Could it be? Am I first? Going back to read! :laughing:
     
  4. johnsonmatt3

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    second yay!!!
     
  5. DisMomAmy

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    Day one started REALLY early when the alarm rang at 4am! I got myself ready then drove all the way next door to pick up Laura at 4:45. :laughing: It’s creepy outside at 4:45 am! The drive to the airport was uneventful. We boarded A60 & B11. I took the aisle and Laura sat in the middle. The flight was pretty full so a man joined us. A big man. That was fine, except he slept almost the whole way to Orlando! :headache: And he SNORED – I mean really SNORED – really really loud! :headache::headache: We tried to drown him out with our ipods, but nothing helped. I felt bad for Laura. There was also a mom and son in front of us watching a movie without headphones! Uggghhh! :mad: It all worked out OK though as we arrived in Orlando on time around 10am and were on the ME bus by 11:00.

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    And we got the front row:
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    While we were on the bus, I checked my LINES app while we were on the bus & the FPs for TSM were already gone. :sad2:

    We made one stop at POR, which I kind of enjoyed since I’ve never been there and Laura & I originally had a reservation there.

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    Next stop was BWI! (The bus was also heading to the BC & YC.)

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  6. DisMomAmy

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    Continued from previous post...

    When we checked in we were pleasantly surprised to find our room ready at 11:45 am!! We were told we had a good room. I asked if we had two beds and we were told yes… that we had two beds plus a sofa bed so we could offer to take someone’s child for the night! :laughing: She also mentioned that we should be able to see some fireworks from our room! :cool1: I couldn’t wait to see it!!

    We decided to head to concierge so Laura could get her park ticket right away. I took a few pictures while she took care of that.

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    Then it was time to see our room!!! We went up to the fifth floor and found our room only about four doors from the elevator!!

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    We opened the door & the room is GORGEOUS!!!

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    Then we opened the curtains and saw the view we had hoped for! :cloud9:

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    (Notice the Eiffel Tower in the background.)

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    We got settled in (no luggage yet so it didn’t take long) and headed right back out to DHS! But how do we get there? :confused3
     
  7. DisMomAmy

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    :welcome: Yes!! You are first!!

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    You guys are fast!! I hadn't finished posting... I put up two more updates! :thumbsup2
     
  8. Cory's Gal

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    Hi Amy!! Can't wait to hear all about your girls weekend!! The Boardwalk looks beautiful and a room that faces Epcot, awesome!!! :goodvibes
     
  9. SimmerBaggins

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    Hey, I'm doing a girl's weekend with my BFF in February, so I can't wait to read what you ladies did!! :)
     
  10. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Whoo hoo! I'm here and still on page one! A miracle considering how behind I am everywhere. BW looks SOOOO pretty! I can't wait to read about your trip. How lovely that your room was ready, what a perfect start. And deserved after the snoring, UGH!
     
  11. 20thingamabobs

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    Just saw that you started your TR! The Boardwalk looks awesome! I can't wait to stay here some time! And I really can't wait to hear all about your trip! I'm glad you didn't have any rain!

    Wanted to add how excited I am to be on the first page - that's never happened before, I'm always so late...
     
  12. MRYPPNS

    MRYPPNS Practically Prefect in Every Way

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    So nice that your room was ready before you headed to the park. You were so worried about keeping that ressie too! Trust in Mickey!!!
     
  13. mom3sonstt

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    I say that you walked - for no other reason than you "could" - you'd been stuck on a plane and the ME bus, it's a beautiful day....and it's just right there. :thumbsup2: or maybe you :cool1: danced your way . But no way did you get in line for a bus
     
  14. mousescrapper

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    did I make page one...or not?


    whew!

    yay for easy arrival...eh for the snorer. Love LOVE the view, you'll have to give me the location words on that so I can try and request that for Matt and I for next yr Oct. love it! of course though we'll only need that one bed....hehehe

    Can't wait for all the goods, photos and more!!!

    J~

    OH PS I wish you could buy that Mickey housing decor stuff...the lamps and shower curtain are great...I love the bed bolster from CSR from Steph's TR too...
     
  15. Native NYer

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    Joining in on the fun!

    BWI is beautiful!!! I'm definitely adding it to my list of must-try resorts.
     
  16. irish dancer

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    Ouch, that was an early wake up but it is worth it to get to WDW so early in the day. Yuck on the snoring man. :sad2:

    Wow, love the room and view! Have never stayed at BWI but hope to give it a try sometime although it'll be in the villas. It'll probably have to be a trip sans kids though as the points for a 2br are high. :scared:

    Can't wait to hear all about the weekend. :goodvibes
     
  17. DisMomAmy

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    :welcome: Hi Beth!! Glad you found me! The room & resort were beautiful!!

    :welcome: Yay for girls weekends!! We had so much fun! I hope you do too! :cool1:

    :welcome: I know what you mean about being behind!! I'm hoping to get caught up this weekend. Luckily we weren't on a red eye! Laura had hoped to catch a few winks (I can't sleep on planes) but she was out of luck with Mr. snoring man next to us!

    :welcome: We were so lucky with the weather! I was sure we'd get at least a little rain & at one point thought we'd have a washout!

    Congrats on page one!! :thumbsup2

    :welcome: I was really excited that our room was ready! I'll always trust Mickey... It was Orbitz I was worried about! :rolleyes1 But our ressie was treated just like any other ressie & our requests were noted just as I had told them to the Orbitz agent. :thumbsup2
     
  18. DisMomAmy

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    :welcome: Definitely didn't take a bus! There is no bus to DHS from BWI! It's by foot or by boat. ;)

    :welcome: Yay for page one! Other than the snorer & DVD watcher, we were having pretty good karma on day one! The view was amazing! We requested "Two beds and a rose garden courtyard view, upper floor." :thumbsup2 But the villas are on the other side so you wouldn't be in that section. Not sure if you can get an Epcot view from BWV?? :confused3 I learned a lot from the BWI/BWV thread(s) - I think there are more than one. You should check them out if you haven't already done so.

    The room decor was so classy & Disney at the same time. Everything was beautiful! And the beds were definitely comfy!

    :welcome: Glad you found me! I definitely recommend BWI! :goodvibes

    :welcome: Hi Anne Marie!! We were dragging later in the day from the early wake up. I don't think either of us got very much sleep the night before. Laura said she didn't get to bed until at least midnight & was up at 4! :headache:

    BWI seems like the perfect resort to visit without kids. Although if given the opportunity to visit with the kids, it was kid friendly enough for them too. We saw a lot more adults without kids than we did kids. Could have been due to the half marathon though?? :confused3
     
  19. Charleston Princess

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    Here for all the fun!!! Hurray for your room being ready so early!!! The Boardwalk is just gorgeous! :lovestruc
     
  20. Angies1274

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    Hi Amy!:goodvibes Joining in! I'm excited to hear all about your trip! The Boardwalk looks amazing and what a view!!:thumbsup2 Can't wait for more.popcorn::
     
  21. MEK

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    I'm in! BWI for 3 nights - $400. That is a killer deal. Amazing!

    Snoring eh? Try Obstructive sleep apnea. So annoying.

    beautiful room and view!
     

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