Once Upon a Christmastime! A Nov. 2010 PTR! *Update 12/12, Disney Blues, pg 61! :( *

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  1. Nermel9

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    It would be great, we should really do it! All we would need is a long weekend...I hear February is a nice time to go! :rotfl: :cool1:

    AHHHHH today could still be considered a month, though! 30 days still! :rotfl: OMG I seriously CANNOT. WAIT. :dance3:

    Yay!

    No Mickey Mail, I've been stalking my mailbox this week, but nothing yet! :confused3 I think I usually get mine around 28 days, so maybe Friday I'll get it!

    And please, feel free to come on the DIS trip, if we ever do it!

    I'm SERIOUS about this guys, let's do this! :banana:
     
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  3. DisneyFirefly

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    :lmao: If I went in February, it'd have to be February 2012. There's no way I could afford this coming February :lmao:
     
  4. Nermel9

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    Yeah I guess that is short notice...Maybe we should try to plan for 2012! January or February, value season! :cool1:

    I'm REALLY trying to convince Brandon to do 2 trips next year...Disneyland in May for our anniversary (I want to go Memorial Day weekend so we will only have to use 2 vacation days but still get to go for 5 days!) and WDW in October! I'm not really sure he's agreeing to either but I'm pushing hard for both! I think Disneyland might be easier to convince him of than WDW, I know he really wants to go there! :cool1:
     
  5. DisneyFirefly

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    :lmao: What days are you guys thinking about being at DLR? I'll be there from May 31 to June 4!
     
  6. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Yay for one month!!! :woohoo:
     
  7. Nermel9

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    Well, this is just ME thinking about it, I mentioned it to him last night and I got the "you're insane" response, which is always what I get when I mention going to Disney again...but I was thinking May 28-June 2, Saturday-Thursday.

    Do you know where you are staying when you go? The Grand Californian is beautiful, but I'd probably stay at one of those Good Neighbor hotels. :confused3 DLR planning is so foreign to me!

    Yay!!! You're almost at one month too! :cool1:
     
  8. DisneyFirefly

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    :rotfl: I mentioned it to my parents and my dad gave me that look :rotfl2:

    I'm actually going to be staying with a Dis friend and her DP in their villa at Grand Californian :hyper: They're going to be there that week anyway, so she offered me the couch in their villa and I said sure :lmao: I can't wait! It would be so awesome if you guys went, though, because we could meet up!
     
  9. Nermel9

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    LOL yeah, I'm used to getting that look too! :rotfl:

    That's lucky that you get to stay in your friend's villa! :cool1: I don't think it matters as much where you stay in DLR since you can pretty much walk there from any of those good neighbor hotels. But yeah, if we go, we can definitely meet up! But this is a big IF right now! I still have some convincing to do! :rotfl: I wish the stupid Disney reservation system was running so I could do some pricing!
     
  10. DisneyFirefly

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    Honestly, being able to stay with her makes the trip so much more affordable, since I don't have to worry about paying for a hotel. I just have to pay for food, park tickets, and my airfare :) I think it was going to be somewhere around $500 for airfare and park tickets and I'm not sure how much to budget for meals, so it'll be very affordable, all things considered :) If you guys do decide to go, let me know! :teeth:
     
  11. Nermel9

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    Hello everyone, happy Saturday! I have a few new interesting things to tell you about my trip (nothing big or exciting :rotfl:)...but that will have to wait a few days! Today is my last countdown before my trip! :cool1: I can't believe it's almost here...3 WEEKS AND 6 DAYS!

    My last countdown will be...

    The Top 10 things I can't wait to see/do again!!!!

    10. Eat at Le Cellier!

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    At first, I was kind of indifferent about eating there twice again in one trip, I mostly got that 2nd ADR for Brandon, but now that I'm thinking about it, I'm excited! It's not even because of the steak (which is amazing! :yay:), it's more about the cheddar cheese soup...mmmm!!!

    9. Drinking around the world!

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    I'm not a big drinker, but in Epcot, it's fun to try all the different drinks of the different countries, and this year being there for Food and Wine is going to make it so much better! I can't wait to get a slush again!

    8. Driving under the Disney Welcome sign!

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    You really know you are there when you drive under that arch!

    7. Going on Soarin!

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    I love it! So much fun! :cool1:

    6. The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights!

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    I love seeing these lights and hearing the Christmas music play...it's weird being totally surrounded by Christmas lights! I can't wait to just spend an hour staring at all of it!

    5. Expedition Everest

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    Always the first thing we do at AK!

    4. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

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    I love seeing all the characters in their holiday clothes, they are so cute! And the parade is probably my favorite Disney parade ever!

    3. Seeing the castle lit up in the dream lights!

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    (Had to keep that one big, it's just so pretty!)

    There are no words to describe walking into MK and seeing Cinderella's castle all lit up like that! :love:

    2. Wishes!!!

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    I love Wishes so much...I listen to the soundtrack all the time in my car!

    1. Going on the Tower of Terror!!!!

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    My favorite ride in all of Disney World! :lovestruc I'm really hoping to ride it over and over during the evening magic hours like we always do!

    There are my top 10 things that I cannot WAIT for! I love everything about Disney World, but these are my absolute favorite! :dance3:

    Have a great Saturday everyone! :yay:

     
  12. DisneyFirefly

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    Yay! Just 27 days left! :lmao: you guys are going to have such a good time :)
     
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    Great list, Jen. I too LOVE Tower of Terror--probably in my top 3 and I missed not riding it this year. :sad2: I am so envious that you are going to LeCellier twice...eat lots of soup for me. :thumbsup2
     
  14. therussells08

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    That's a great list! :thumbsup2 I still can't believe how close your trip is! I can't wait to hear the news you have for us! :goodvibes
     
  15. Nermel9

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    I know I can't wait!!! :cool1:

    That's too bad you couldn't ride ToT! You could have tried it alone! Although I think I'd be too scared to do that! :rotfl:

    I will definitely be eating enough soup for a few people, not just me! :banana:

    Thanks, I can't wait to read your list! :hug: I can't believe it either...the only thing that is keeping me from freaking out is the thought of 18 more days of work! Ughhhh!!!

    I wouldn't exactly say I have news, just little tidbits of things about my trip, possibly things you guys won't even care about! Trust me, nothing exciting! Although, one of the things is about a conversation I had with Brandon a few nights ago, and it's really funny! :rotfl:
     
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    that's a great list!!!! I'm happy to say I've done all of those things and look forward to them when I go too!!!
     
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    I love everything on your list! Well, except for ToT. ;) As I like to say, never again! :scared1:
     
  18. Nermel9

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    Thanks! I can't wait!!! It's getting to the point where I really don't know if I will make it through the next few weeks! I'm ready to go! :rotfl2:

    Thanks! No ToT for you? I can understand how some people don't like it, it's a crazy ride! :cool1: I wasn't sure if Brandon would like it the first time he went on it, he surprised me when he said he did like it! I can't get enough of it! :)
     
  19. 20thingamabobs

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    Love your top 10 things you're looking forward too!! Those are a lot of the same things that I'm looking forward to also! You're trip is getting so close! Must be getting really excited!:cool1:
     
  20. Nermel9

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    Thanks! It seems like my trip is close, but it's not!!!! I want to go tomorrow, not 3 and a half weeks from now!! :rotfl: I know I'm being whiney, but I'm so ready to go! :cool1:
     
  21. Nermel9

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    Hi guys! Lots of random stuff to update today! Nothing is really all that important, just some little things!

    1. Look what I got in the mail on Saturday...

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    MICKEY MAIL!!!!! :cool1::cool1::cool1: That means my trip is officially close! :rotfl:

    2. I decided to add another day to my vacation...not my trip, it's still 11/12-11/20, but my vacation from work! Originally I was going to work a half day Thursday, the day before we leave, but then I remembered it's Veterans Day and Brandon will be off :woohoo: so I'd rather just stay home, sleep in, pack, and then go to sleep early instead of making myself crazy packing after work. I'm really happy he's home because he always has to come home from work, try to sleep for a few hours, and before he can sleep, I'm waking him up and rushing him out the door to get to the airport! :laughing:

    3. Look what I bought for my trip!!

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    A Vera Bradley mini hipster and wallet! I hate using huge purses in Disney, and I like to have a strap I can wear over my shoulder and this one is really long. I couldn't decide on a pattern so I kind of let Brandon pick it out. And the wallet was just a last minute purchase, it was on sale and I hate my current wallet so why not? :rotfl:

    4. Brandon decided to be interested in where we are eating all the sudden! As you guys know, he's obsessed with Le Cellier, and he's been asking me for a few weeks to get that 2nd ADR...and I did and I'm not telling him til we get there. Well, the other night he asked me yet again if I checked to see if we can get a second ADR and I said no, sorry, they're all booked...and he said we should just go there early and wait a few hours! :eek: I told him they don't do that, and he said something like, well can't we call them and beg for another ADR and maybe they will let us in! :eek: :rotfl2: He has no clue how it works, it's so funny! I almost cracked and told him I got the 2nd ADR and to calm down, but geez, he was bothering me about it! :rotfl2:

    Then a few nights later, he was asking me where we are eating, and he starts telling me all these places he wants to eat...the restaurant in Mexico, Tutto, Chef's de France...I reminded him we only have 8 dining credits, we're already going to Fulton's, which is OOP as it is, and hello, we're not spending our whole vacation in Epcot! He thinks we are just going to hop over to Epcot, eat, and then go do what we were supposed to do! Uggghhhh!!!! :scared1: I'm going to try to add lunch at Chef's or maybe Via Napoli since he wants to go to "the Italian place". :sad2:

    Oh and has anyone checked their ADR's on the Disney website in the last few days? Because there is a problem with them and lots of them are missing...apparently the ADR's are still there, they are just not showing up on the website and if you are concerned you should call and confirm, but I've read about a few people losing some ADR's because of this. Only 4 of mine are showing up and I'm nervous...of course, my Mama Melrose and 2 Le Cellier ADR's are not there! I might call tonight to check, because the reservation system will be down again tomorrow.

    Well, that's it! A long update for basically nothing! :rotfl: Have a great Monday night!

     

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