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

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  1. lizet313

    lizet313 A dream is a wish your HEART makes!

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    popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

    WOW I saw everything you both did I am impressed I am an organized planner too maybe you can give me tips.
     
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  3. jordanyosh

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    :rotfl2::rotfl2:

    Plan on sista!
     
  4. Leleluvsdis

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    That's a really good idea!!! I never thought about that!!! I also like the food idea that someone else posted
     
  5. lisalonglash

    lisalonglash <font color=green>I have a <font color=teal>thing

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    One flush or two? :rotfl2:
     
  6. oregonmommyof2

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    I have been working on our schedule while Terry went out and played with his camera, he should be home soon... Once he gets home I will have him take a look at it, then we will post it and see what everyone here thinks...

    I also unpacked our suitcases and repacked them... Updated my list for what I have and what I don't have...

    I found the kids' dog tags that we made them last year... I wanted them to have something on them that had our phone numbers, so I went to Walmart and made them the dog tags in the machine... :laughing: Alec's is Batman and Tailor's is Tinkerbell... They worked out well last year, they either wore them around their neck or we put them in the shoe laces...
     
  7. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    I finally got around to posting some more pics... Here are a few pics I just took of the shirts we made for our trip.... We got the designs from the boards, then I helped with the computer side of the work to customize them... We printed out the design, and then we ironed them on... It turned out to be really easy to do, and the best part is, no one will have shirts like these...

    The first set is matching shirts with our names, and the second set is our family costume we will be wearing at the MNSSHP... Check them out...



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  8. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    Now that the park hours have come out :yay:, here is a schedule we have laid out. This also includes the restaurants we will be trying to get ADR’s for… Let us know what you think… This is gonna be a LONG post... Let's get started!

    Day 1 (Sept. 15) Arrival Day
    Arrive at Orlando Airport around 4:20pm
    Take Magical Express to Pop Century
    Check in and head out to DTD :thumbsup2
    Dinner at T-Rex at 8pm
    Back to resort for a full day tomorrow! :woohoo:

    Day 2 (Sept. 16)
    Breakfast at Crystal Palace (Thanks Jordan for the recommendation!)
    Rope Drop at MK
    See Ariel ASAP, as our 9 day trip last year, we never saw here at all! Our DD was so disappointed.
    Use Snack credits for lunch
    Dinner at Chef Mickey’s around 5pm
    Back to MK until closing time
    Watch Wishes! :yay:

    Day 3 (Sept. 17)
    CS breakfast at Pop
    Rope Drop at Epcot
    Ride Soarin’ and grab a fast pass for later
    Head for Test Track and ride it at least once, if not twice :cool1:
    Let DS ride Mission Space (He is the only one who can stomach that ride) :sick:
    Enjoy the rest of the day walking World Showcase
    Use CS credits to eat lunch somewhere in the Showcase
    Try to hit all the Kid Cot Stations and get the Passport filled out at every country
    Dinner at Garden Grill around 5pm
    Watch Illuminations
    Head back to Pop after show.

    Day 4 (Sept. 18)
    Breakfast in room at Cape May Cafe
    Rope Drop at DHS
    RUN to Toy Story and get FP and then ride it at least once (I LOVE THIS RIDE) :banana:
    Head over to Aerosmith as my DD should finally be 48” and hopefully ride it. DW has never had a chance to ride yet, and this is my #1 ride at WDW! :thumbsup2
    Lunch at Pizza Planet
    Watch the Little Mermaid show
    Go on The Great Movie Ride (Never been on that in the 2 times at WDW so far)
    Maybe hit Tower of Terror (not sure yet, not a big fan, but kind of a ride you have to do while you are there)
    Head over to the Boardwalk for dinner at Big River Grille (Awesome steaks!)
    Back to DHS for Fantasmic!
    Back to hotel after show

    Day 5 (Sept. 19)
    Breakfast at Tusker House
    Rope Drop at AK
    Head for Kilimanjaro Safaris (I cannot believe we missed this ride last year!)
    Ride Expedition Everest
    Make a pit stop for DW to throw up after Expedition Everest
    Use snack credits for lunch somewhere in AK
    Head over to MK after lunch
    Dinner at Ohana’s :thumbsup2
    Watch Spectromagic and Wishes
    Back to hotel after shows are done

    Day 6 (Sept. 20)
    Sleep in a little (if possible)
    Eat breakfast in room
    Head to Typhoon Lagoon :woohoo:
    Have CS for lunch
    Head to DTD in the afternoon
    Watch Toni spend all of my money :laughing:
    Dinner at Planet Hollywood
    Back to hotel after dinner for some pool time

    Day 7 (Sept. 21)

    Breakfast at Akershus (I love this place!!)
    Rope drop at Epcot
    Snack credits for lunch
    CS for dinner
    Settle in for Illuminations again (Gotta have as many chances for good pictures as I can)
    Back to hotel after the show

    Day 8 (Sept. 22)

    Sleep in a little
    Breakfast in the room
    Head to Blizzard Beach (my favorite water park for Summit Plummit!) :banana:
    CS lunch
    Dinner at Whispering Canyon Café
    Go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!! :cool1:
    Enjoy a full night of activities including Hallowishes! :thumbsup2
    Back to hotel after park closes

    Day 9 (Sept. 23)**This day can change depending on fatigue of DS and DD**
    CS Breakfast at Pop
    Ropedrop at DHS
    CS for lunch
    Dinner at 50’s Prime Time Café
    Back to the hotel for more pool time

    Day 10 (Sept. 24)

    Breakfast in the room
    Ropedrop at Epcot
    Let the kids get some rides out of the way ;)
    Walk the world showcase very slowly and get lots of pictures! :thumbsup2
    Stroller will be a must this day as DD’s legs are very small and will get tired fast :lmao:
    Snack credits for lunch
    Dinner at Le Cellier *HOPEFULLY*
    Head back to hotel before Illuminations to beat the rush home :thumbsup2
    Pool time before bed

    Day 11 (Sept. 25)
    CS for breakfast at Pop
    Ropedrop at MK
    CS at Cosmic Rays for lunch
    Head over to AK for EMH
    Rainforest Café for dinner
    Back to hotel for more pool time

    Day 12 (Sept. 26)
    Breakfast in the room
    Ropedrop at DHS
    Ride Toy Story and Aerosmith as many times as possible! :woohoo:
    Lunch at Pizza Planet
    Head over to MK after lunch
    Dinner at 1900 Park Fare
    Catch Spectromagic
    Leave the park as Wishes starts to beat the crowd
    Have some pool time at the hotel

    Day 13 (Sept. 27)

    Breakfast at Chef Mickey’s
    Ropedrop at MK
    Snack credits for lunch
    Dinner at Cosmic Rays
    Watch Wishes for the last time :sad2:
    Since it is our last night, stay late for EMH
    Head back to hotel at park closing

    Day 14 (Sept. 28) Departure Day :sad1:
    Late Breakfast at Ohana’s :thumbsup2
    Head back to hotel to pack up and get checked out
    While DW is packing, me and the kids hit pool for the last time ;)
    Catch magical express to airport
    Leave Orlando Airport 4:35pm
    Arrive home at 9:00pm after having a brief layover in Salt Lake City
     
  9. jordanyosh

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    these are soo awesome!!!!!!
     
  10. jordanyosh

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    You're vets by now so I don't have to tell you how to plan your itinerary, especially since T has her many itineraries and contingent plans.

    I would maybe have an off day where you have nothing planned other than your meals. Even that can be subject to change. It gives you a chance to stop and smell the roses so to speak. Laundry can be done. Postcards can be sent. You can sleep in.

    On your Epcot days if you get there at opening and stay until closing at least 2 of those days, that 3rd day you can get there at opening stay 2-3 hours and then head back to Pop and have lunch and some relaxation time and then head back for dinner and Illuminations....

    Just some thoughts.....you guys are young. I used to be like you. Now I need my naps and down time....:rolleyes1
     
  11. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    I completely agree with the down days Jordan... The day 6 and day 8 where I have listed water parks... Really that means I will be going alone to the water parks as DW doesn't care too much for those and stays at the resort to catch up on laundry, relaxation, and so on... I will come back by early afternoon to enjoy the second have of the day as a family... I may take both kids with me to the water parks and leave DW at the resort by herself... Either way, those are the non-park days and up for changes as needed... Good ideas though, I like the 3rd Epcot day where we head back to Pop for a little while, and back to Epcot for the show...
     
  12. oregonmommyof2

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    We are very much "go with the flow" while we are there... If we get tired then we will just go eat and blow off the park for that day... We have 2 weeks... Plenty of time...

    I had actually contemplated not getting the water park option and just having Terry add it to his ticket when we get there... Is that possible? I know I can't call and have that done before hand since we all have to be on the same package... But I think I heard you can change tickets when you get there... I don't really care for water, and the kids don't care where they swim, as long as they get too... hmmm....
     
  13. winkers

    winkers <font color=blue>I was stuck in that position and

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    I love your shirts!
    I wish I could get my family to do matching shirts but they won't.
    They have no problems of posing with a guy on a stick, but they draw the line at matching clothes.:confused3
     
  14. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    :worship: WOW, that is some great stuff you have made. Those are amazing shirts. I am loving this PTR!:thumbsup2 I love reading about other obsessive Disney planners :banana:.
     
  15. Leleluvsdis

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    I love love love your shirts and all the goodies that you have for your trip!!! I love your itentary. I would love to go for that long what time. There is so much to take in, you can't do it all in only a week. Can't wait to read more!!!
     
  16. jordanyosh

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    Thanks for the clarification!:thumbsup2

    I use my waterpark days as down days too as I can only go around the lazy river a few times and then I need a nap....

    I'm trying to help my new friends out by making sure they get some rest!!!!!



    I'm glad you are a go with the flow family. It's nice after you do all that planning to let it go and just enjoy each other's company.....:thumbsup2

    Perhaps you can change tix...not sure?
     
  17. joelp

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    Just found your PTR - we're going in Sept, too (but only for 4 days ...) ...

    I'll catch up tonight ...
     
  18. lizet313

    lizet313 A dream is a wish your HEART makes!

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    WOW great shirts and your Plans look great.

    I remember that for my trip I had everything organized and it worked well. It is nice to have something to look at your plans are an overview of everything you want to do I am glad you are not doing your plans by the hour or minutes :thumbsup2. Everything looks great HallowishesI have never done that can't wait until you go on this trip for pictures. :dance3:
     
  19. Johnson1220

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    just hopping in now and loving reading your PTR !! we will be there in Sept too - albeit not nearly as organized as your family :)
     
  20. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    Sounds good... Thanks for jumping on... Hopefully we will keep you entertained :rotfl2:

    Believe me, we have already said that all these plans will probably go out the window when we get there, but we try to at least have an outline to follow... We could not do a vacation that is scheduled down to the minute.. I have pictures from Hallowishes from last year if you want to see them...

    What time in Sept are you going? Welcome aboard!
     
  21. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    I figured I would post a few pictures of our "children" we are leaving at home during this trip...

    This is Baylee... She is 8 yrs old and lazy as she can be... She is a complete sweetheart and loves the kids.
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    This is Twila... She is Tailor's kitty and we have had her for 2 yrs...
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    These are our girls... Introductions will follow...
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    This is Gracie... She is 7 yrs old... We call her our heffalump... She loves to play fetch, but loves to sleep even more!

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    This is Shelbie aka Shelly Belly aka Shelly Belly Bug a Boo aka BellaRoo aka Rufus... :rotfl2: She is about 2 yrs old and loves to play... She has brought a little youth back in Gracie... At night, if we are not in bed early enough, Shelbie will put herself to bed on my side of the bed :headache:
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    This one was just funny... Toni will be mad that I posted it, but oh well :rotfl::rotfl2:
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    One last one of BellaRoo just cause she is so cute! (Even though she dug a huge hole to lay in!)
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    Now, while we are gone, we contemplated putting the dogs in a doggy hotel, but Shelbie is a very nervous creature and likes to be at home... We got a hold of a good friend of ours named Jordan and asked if he would mind house sitting... His response was "You want me to stay at your house, eat your food, use your heat, and watch your tv??? Heck ya!!" I have added a great video for your viewing pleasure that will explain what he will do for just $10... It involves an electric bug zapper... Please excuse the dark lighting, but you will get the picture... Just click on the link below...

    Jordan in Action!!
     

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