Our 3rd Trip to WDW, Sept' 09, *TOC on Pg 1* *TR STARTED - CLICK ON THE LINK*

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  1. oregonmommyof2

    oregonmommyof2 DIS Veteran

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    Happy 4th of July!!!

    4th of July is a special day in the OregonParents house!!! it is Oregondaddy's birthday!!!

    :bday::bday::bday:
    :dance3::dance3::dance3:
    :banana::banana::banana:
    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

    We have a large case of fireworks waiting for tonight, good food and cold beers... A few friends and family coming by, so it should be a good night...

    For his birthday, the kids and I got him some new clothes, a new Fossil watch, and a new pair of Oakley sunglasses... :cool2:

    Hope you all have a safe and festive evening!!
     
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  3. joelp

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    What? - where are the WDW guide books for the "in-flight entertainment"? :rotfl:


    Here's some pixiedust: for making the change to All-Star Sports ... :thumbsup2

    You can still visit AKL for dinner (Boma! Boma! Boma!) and check it out on one of your "easy" days ... and that will just get you more psyched for the next trip!

    Hope your birthday was a "blast"!! :lmao:
     
  4. disneygirlinnj

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    happy belated oregondaddy! :)
     
  5. lisalonglash

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    Happy belated birthday, Oregondaddy!!

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  6. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    It was... Had a nice quiet night at home with a few friends, and just hung out... My wife bought me a new fossil watch which I absolutely love, and a new pair of oakleys :cool2:... It is weird looking through sunglasses without any scratches :lmao:...

    Thank you both...


     
  7. nu2wdisneyw

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    Happy Belated birthday OregonDaddy!!! Better late than never!!
     
  8. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    The past post I made with this was about a month ago... We have made a few modification to the schedule and ADR's, so here is the updated and revised schedule... If this schedule looks a little busy, you have to remember that we do not schedule our breaks, but we do take some when we feel we need 1... I can see a few days in the middle going back to the resort, or going to the waterparks to relax a little...


    9/15/09 - Day 1 - Travel Day

    • Arrive in Orlando around 4:30pm
    • Head to All Star Sports and check in
    • Go to DTD for a little shopping
    • Eat at T-Rex around 8pm

    9/16/09 - Day 2 - Magic Kingdom Day

    • Breakfast at Crystal Palace, 8:15am
    • Rope Drop
    • Snack Credits for Lunch
    • Parade at 3:00pm
    • AAA Storytime
    • CS at Cosmic Rays for Dinner
    • Wishes at 8:00pm

    9/17/09 - Day 3 - Epcot Day

    • Breakfast at Akershus, 8:05am
    • Snack credits somewhere in World Showcase for lunch
    • Dinner at Teppanedo, 4:40pm
    • Illuminations at 9:00pm

    9/18/09 - Day 4 - Animal Kingdom Day
    • Breakfast at Tusker House, 8:00am
    • Rope Drop
    • Snack credits for Lunch
    • Parade at 3:45pm
    • CS Dinner at Flame Tree

    9/19/09 - Day 5 - Free Day

    • Breakfast at Chef Mickeys, 8:20am
    • Head to Water Park :cool1:, probably Blizzard Beach
    • Eat in Food Court at resort when we get done at water park
    • Go to DTD for some night time fun, DisneyQuest :thumbsup2
    9/20/09 - Day 6 - Disney Hollywood Studios Day
    • Eat at Food Court at resort
    • Rope Drop
    • Head to Toy Story first thing and get a fast pass :thumbsup2
    • CS at Pizza Planet for Lunch
    • Parade at 3:00pm
    • Dinner at 50's Prime Time, 5:05pm
    • Fantasmic at 8:00pm

    9/21/09 - Day 7 - Epcot Day
    • Eat at Food Court at resort
    • Rope Drop
    • Snack Credits for Lunch
    • Dinner at Big River Grill :)
    • Enjoy a night at the boardwalk
    • Back to resort early enough to get a little pool time

    9/22/09 - Day 8 - Free Day / MNSSHP

    • Breakfast at Cape May Cafe, 9:10am
    • Head over to Typhoon Lagoon for a few hours after breakfast
    • CS meal at resort for lunch
    • Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern, 4:25pm
    • :dancer: MNSSHP!!:dancer:
    • Hallo-Wishes and Villian Show

    9/23/09 - Day 9 - Magic Kingdom Day
    • Eat at Food Court at resort
    • Snack Credits for Lunch
    • Parade at 3:00pm
    • Dinner at Ohana's, 5:30pm
    • Wishes at 8:00pm

    9/24/09 - Day 10 - Epcot Day
    • Eat at Food Court at resort
    • Rope Drop
    • Snack Credits for Lunch
    • Dinner at Le Cellier, 4:10pm :yay: (first time ever)
    • Illuminations at 9:00pm if we decide to go

    9/25/09 - Day 11 - Animal Kingdom Day
    • Eat at Food Court at resort
    • Picnic in the Park for Lunch
    • Dinner at Rain Forest Cafe, 4:00pm

    9/26/09 - Day 12 - Magic Kingdom Day
    • Breakfast at Ohana's :yay:, 7:50am
    • Rope Drop
    • Snack Credits for Lunch
    • Parade at 3:00pm
    • CS at Cosmic Ray's for Dinner
    • Spectromagic at 8:00pm
    • Wishes at 9:00pm

    9/27/09 - Day 13 - Disney Hollywood Studios Day

    • Eat at Food Court at resort
    • Snack Credits for lunch
    • Parade at 3:00pm
    • Dinner at Planet Hollywood, 7:00pm
    • Back to resort to swim and get ready to leave tomorrow :sad1:

    9/28/09 - Day 14 - Travel Day
    • Eat in the room while packing
    • Swim a little more this morning while DW finishes packing
    • Get on Magical Express around 1pm
    • Leave Orlando Airport at around 4:30pm :scared1:

    Totals
    • Magic Kingdom - 3 Full Days + MNSSHP
    • Epcot - 3 Full Days
    • Hollywood Studios - 2 Full Days
    • Animal Kingdom - 2 Full Days
    • Free Days - 3 half days and 1 Full Day
     
  9. oregondaddyof2

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    Thanks... ;)
     
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    Hi Oregondaddy,
    Man does that look busy. I hope you will be able to keep up the pace. We have always figured in rest during the day just can't go that long anymore. I do see the water parks mixed in that will help. Just get on the lazy river for a few trips around the parks and you'll feel much better.

    The only thing I can tell you is make sure you get to the attractions that don't show all the time early, that way if it rains or gets cancelled you have time to maybe make it back. We missed out on the finding Nemo puppet show last time, we waited until our last day went to AK and it wasn't showing at all that day:scared1::scared1:.

    I hope you had a great B-Day

    Chuck
     
  11. oregonmommyof2

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    Okay to update on my stress list... Things are moving right along...

    1. Done
    2. Done
    3. Not really stressing over it cause the ocean seems very inactive at this point, just kinda hoping it isn't the calm before the storm...
    4. Still need to plan his birthday party, but have to change the date to accommodate Terry's work schedule...
    5. Not too worried about this anymore cause the dogs totally love Jordan, and he plays with them and will let them cuddle with him, they will be just fine...
    6. This one will start halfway through August...

    I got through Terry's birthday just fine, had 2 parties...

    Today I purchased Terry's airfare for August 3rd coming home the 6th to go to Las Vegas to see his aunt... She is very excited to have him come visit and help do somethings that she cannot do on her own...

    I think I am doing very well on the stressing front... I don't think I will stress too bad on the hurricanes, worst case Terry has 3 weeks of in December and we will just go then...
     
  12. oregonmommyof2

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    Daddy took me shopping today!! I got a new swimsuit and cover up, and 3 new shirts and 2 new tank tops... I won't be naked at Disney World!!! :cool1:

    We are 69 days until we leave! In a week we will be down to 2 months... Last year this is when time really started to fly by... We have so much going on during the summer that it helps the time go by... I think between work and his planned activities Daddy is gone more than he is home until we leave... So it will be nice to have him all to ourselves for the 2 week vacation...

    Has anyone rented a fridge from Disney? They will give me a medical one for free, and the CM said that they are the same ones as the rental fridges, but last year at ASMo we saw one outside a room and it was pretty nasty looking... I am just wondering if it would be easier to get a cooler or something... :confused3
     
  13. oregondaddyof2

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    I wanted to take a minute and share a few pics from my birthday party... I added a few in here of some firework shots also...

    My DD being so cute... She took printer paper, made an envelope, and wrapped up her preschool name tag and gave it to me for my birthday... She was so proud of herself... :)

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    A photo of my new Oakley sunglasses from my DW :cool1:

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    Our DD eating watermelon waiting for the fireworks to start (in her Minnie Mouse chair of course ;))...

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    Our DS acting silly trying on my new hat :lmao:

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    My Ice Cream cake :banana:

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    My DW made about 50 steak kabobs... They were awesome... Here is the first round of them on the bar-b-que :thumbsup2

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    Here are some shots of the kids playing with sparklers, and me messing around with slower shutter speeds...

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  14. davidb69

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    Wow, very cool. I love buying games from the Sony Store to put on memory cards, like FF VII and Metal Gear Solid 1 :-). To put it into prospective though, we flew 2 years ago to disney and we brought the DSes and a portable dvd player with a splitter for the headphones, we found that they'd rather watch movies. We drove down last year and 90% of the trip they played video games in the car with the ps2 and gamecube. They seem to play a lot more DS now then they have before. We are driving down again this year(from Philly area) in 4 weeks!!!! Hope you have a great trip.


    :yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay:
     
  15. leamom2princesses

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    Great party pics! My DH has those same Oakley's. Looks like DW did a great job on the kabobs they look yummy!
     
  16. nu2wdisneyw

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    WOW!! Your pictures are really great!! I need to figure out how to work a camera like that!! I love the pictures of the cake and kabobs! I think that I have a thing for macro mode. I am glad you enjoyed your b-day!!
     
  17. oregondaddyof2

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    These glasses are great! Words cannot describe how good those kabobs were...

    I am still learning, but it is rather simple when you figure out how... Took a bunch of reading, and I am still a complete novice... i am hoping to really get some more practice in before Disney... I too love macro shots...
     
  18. oregondaddyof2

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    Yeah, we found movies are a way better time killer when we are in the plane... Seems like it is too cramped to really get into playing a game... I like just laying back with my eyes closed listening to my ipod...
     
  19. disneygirlinnj

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    Great photos, love the slow shutter sparkler shots... and did I ever say Happy Birthday? I don't remember :( Happy belated! :)
     
  20. winkers

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    Happy birthday.........a little late.

    I love the pics of the kids with your hat! It's always fun to see what kids can do with a prop.

    I need to learn how to slow down the shutter on my camera, maybe I shuld start with reading the manual?
     
  21. oregonmommyof2

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    Okay, so every morning I check our flights and make sure nothing has changed... Yes, I am OCD, we have discussed this already...

    So I just logged in to our itinerary and they are changing things... I think I caught them in the process, cause if you try and buy tickets on our departing flight from PDX, it is no longer there, but it is listed on the itinerary but you can't change seats anymore... And our layover flight from ATL is now paired with a different flight coming from PDX... So, I need to stay on top of this so they do not try and put me on a later flight... :headache:

    Our return flights have already been changed, but not by much... We originally left MCO at 4:35 and got to SLC at 7:23 ... Now we leave MCO at 4:52pm and land at SLC at 7:25pm We were suppose to depart SLC at 8:05pm and land at PDX at 8:58pm ... NOW we leave SLC at 8:30pm and land at PDX at 9:21pm.. Like I said not too bad, we get home a half our later... Hopefully that is the only time it gets changed... :scared:

    My brother that is in the Air Force is working on his pilot's license, he called in the middle of me figuring this out, I told him to hurry his butt up and get the flying hours in by the time we leave and he can grab Air Force One and come pick us up... Talk about flying in style... :lmao: He didn't seem amused... :confused3 I believe he mentioned taking a B52 Bomber and blowing up my house... :scared1: NEVERMIND!! I will fly Delta!!! :snooty:
     

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