OFFICIAL JULY 2009 THREAD!!! The wait is on!!!

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  1. LuvMySoldier07

    LuvMySoldier07 Lisa

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    Cool!!! :thumbsup2

    I'm so excited! It's been a very long year. I thank him everyday for giving me this disney trip to plan! it helps pass the time and lets me focus on the future rather than dwell on the fact that he's not here.
     
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  3. savannahcat

    savannahcat DIS Veteran

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    Just found out my husband has a business trip in Orlando in July! This means an extra surprise Disney trip for the kids! We'll be staying at the Embassy Suites July 12-17 (because it's on the company dime) and we're still debating where to stay July 9-11. Anyone know what kind of rate you can usually get on a deluxe resort with the AP discount in July?
     
  4. dolfinjuls

    dolfinjuls DIS Veteran

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    Man I wish my dh's business trips could be in Orlando!
     
  5. Melody L

    Melody L Mouseketeer

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    Today is the day I get to make my ADRs!!! :cool1: Finally. I gave my list to Concierge, since we are staying Club Level at the Poly, and have not heard back from them about my ressies. I know they have the list, since I have made several changes over the past few weeks:confused3, but haven't heard if they have made my ADRs. Should I call them or have I bugged them enough already?

    Help!
     
  6. dolfinjuls

    dolfinjuls DIS Veteran

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    Hmm...I've never stayed CL so I don't know how long it takes. But I would call and say something like "I just wanted to make sure you had my updated list for the ADR's we would like. Yes? Oh good, did you get a chance to make those yet?" :laughing:
     
  7. ImTooExcitedToSleep

    ImTooExcitedToSleep dis veteran

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    Call them! Call them!

    Blame it on us. Tell them the weird people on the internet want to know. :rotfl:
     
  8. NikkiLovesWDW!

    NikkiLovesWDW! "Are you seeing an increase in lateral forces?" "S

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    I would absolutely call them!!
     
  9. Melody L

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    Thanks for the advice!

    I actually waited 1 whole minute after posting to call them.;)

    I got all my ressies so far :dance3: except for Ohana. They said they are still checking on that one. I'm sure I could fool around with dates to get that one, but I got everything else, including LeCellier and CA Grill!:banana:

    I'm so excited!

    Should I really push for Ohana for dinner? Is it really, really good? We are staying at the Poly and have ADRs for Kona (BLD) as well as Spirit of Aloha. What do you think?
     
  10. NikkiLovesWDW!

    NikkiLovesWDW! "Are you seeing an increase in lateral forces?" "S

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    Woooo Hooooo!!! :yay: I've never eaten at 'Ohana but it was a must for my upcoming trip.
     
  11. TXmom2princesses

    TXmom2princesses Earning My Ears

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    Hey everyone! We will be staying at ASM family suites July 10-18! This is our first trip to the world and our first long vacation. We usually take severel 3 day vacations, but since our girls are now 5 and 3 I thought they were at the perfect ages for some Disney magic. We will also be driving from TX:scared1:...My DH loves to drive and because of a nightmare of a honeymoon flight (long story) we decided we would drive and take our time driving down, we are leaving the 9th and planning on 24 hrs for the drive:scared1:! I'm just to excited to care :yay:
     
  12. NikkiLovesWDW!

    NikkiLovesWDW! "Are you seeing an increase in lateral forces?" "S

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    :yay::yay: So excited for you!! Welcome to out thread! Any advice you need or questions you have as a first timer, don't be afraid to ask! There is A LOT to know about a WDW vacation so read as much as you can on all the forums here. If you don't know, I'd definitely say you're next step is to start thinking about where you want to eat and make some ADRs (advanced dining reservations) asap!

    The drive will be fun!! I want to hear the honeymoon flight story...but not until I get back from mine!
     
  13. dolfinjuls

    dolfinjuls DIS Veteran

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    How exciting! Our first family trip was last year and we drove from NJ! It went a lot smoother then expected, so don't worry too much!
     
  14. jmskinner

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    Welcome! I'm a fellow Texan now living in Florida. Drive isn't too bad, we drove separate cars, one kid, and three dogs and we made it. We did take our time though. I didn't recognize your towns name, what part of the state? And 5 and 3 are wonderful ages for the princesses to be at WDW!
     
  15. tinkerbell60

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    I think last summer it was about 35-40% off. We paid around $275/night at the Boardwalk. That was July 3-10.
     
  16. emcreative

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    Hi! On our first family trip two years ago we stayed in the ASM family suites and loved it! We would have gone back again there this time but the inlaws are coming too so we got two adjoining rooms so we call all be somewhat together!
     
  17. IloveAKL

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    Just had to share with you all who understand the excitement!

    Called this am to get my ADRs and I got all that I wanted within 15 minutes of my desired time. We are doing restaurants that we haven't done before (all but one). This is what we have:

    7/26 T Rex
    7/27 Sanaa
    7/28 O'Hana breakfast with Lilo & Stitch
    7/29 Cap'n Jacks
    7/30 O'Hana dinner
    7/31 Kona Cafe

    It is starting to feel real now!!:banana:
     
  18. NikkiLovesWDW!

    NikkiLovesWDW! "Are you seeing an increase in lateral forces?" "S

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    Congrats!! Oh, we understand, alright! If you want to post your ADR times, I'll add you to the master list on page 67.
     
  19. Grandma4ever

    Grandma4ever One day closer and still counting!!!

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    Wow! He will be home before you know it!

    Welcome to the thread! We will be at Allstar Music with you. Maybe we will run into each other. Since this is your first trip down please feel free to ask any questions about what you might expect or how we plan for our days. Please ask away. I would love to have yet another reason to talk about anything Disney. Lois
     
  20. DisneyBelle27

    DisneyBelle27 DIS Veteran and Browncoat - I have a cunning hat

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    WELCOME!! I'm so excited for you since it is your first family trip to the World! That is the best feeling ever!! It's definitely magical! pixiedust:

    I have never driven down myself but I'm sure it will be fine! Disney is definitely worth the drive. :mickeyjum
     
  21. TXmom2princesses

    TXmom2princesses Earning My Ears

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    Thanks so much! I have never replied to multiple people so please forgive me if I did it wrong, I'm still trying to figure out how everything works on here:confused: I have been lurking on the dis boards for awhile so I did learn all about adrs and I am totally booked on all of them:banana:! I'll definetly tell you all about it after you get back from your honeymoon...have fun !

    Thanks, we're hoping for the best!

    We live about 45 min SE of San Antonio. My girls are so excited! Tonight my DH found this green laser light and was shining it on the wall in the living room all the sudden my girls looked up and started screaming that it was tinkerbell. It was so cute we hard a hard time not laughing. They tried to chase her and finally she said goodnight. I'm sure she will appear severel times before our trip!:wizard:

    Wow...how was it? My mom is going with us and my cousins are staying off site and we will meet them in the parks...it is all our first time to visit Disney World:cloud9:

     
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