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

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  1. disneygirlinnj

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    fabulous adr's and times! congrats on getting everything you guys wanted! :)
     
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  3. joelp

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    Looks ... busy - and WONDERFUL!!! :thumbsup2

    Even though you have a bunch of "days off" - I would plan on taking afternoon breaks a few days. Those late night/early morning combos will get to you after awhile ...

    But it looks like we won't be running into each other anytime ...

    Consider touring the monorail resorts, AKL, and WL on your "off" days or when you're in the vicinity ... with 13 days (I am SO jealous!!) you'll have plenty of time ...

    I make my ADRs tomorrow (assuming I can get in touch with my TA today ... :confused3 )
     
  4. MAGICFOR2

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    Your plans look great! Stinks to have to gert up at 4am to get those ADRS, doesn't it? I wonder if we can get the 12am time online?

    I agree with Joel about the down time. It will still be hot there, so you don't want any crabby tired people on vacation! As for worry about your arrival day - no worries - we are on the good end of the time change going East. It feels early to us, and DTD is the perfect way to get that "Disney feeling" going on the first night.:thumbsup2

    Not to be a party poper,, but did you plan any time for homework for the kids?
     
  5. lisalonglash

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    Way to go on getting your ADRs! :banana: Your schedule looks busy, but fun :goodvibes
     
  6. oregonmommyof2

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    Our schedule looks very busy, but last year we never really stayed until park closing... usually after dinner we made our way out of the park, we always took rests in the middle of the day... We only have the shows at night listed for our own knowledge of what nights they are playing, we are not planning on going to all of them...

    Alec is the only one who will have homework, and for the most part the teacher has him just keep a journal of things we do during the day and he was to talk to CM's in the World Showcase and ask them things about their home country... Our school thinks vacation should be vacation and I had to really ask for anything in the way of homework... We also have 2 very long flights that will be used for homework, along with free time that we have planned...

    I am so relieved about getting the ADR's, I freaked out last night, I looked at my list of ADR's as I was inputting them into my PassPorter and realized we made the Crystal Palace for the 15th, not the 16th... Umm, we will be on the plane on the 16th... So Terry calls right then and was able to get the 16th at 8:15... Whew!!! Crisis averted!!!

    I called this morning and made our reservation for the AAA Storytime... We are going on the 16th... Now we just need our Ohana breakfast for the 27th so I can call for that tomorrow...
     
  7. kenyadh

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    Hello OregonMommy and OregonDaddy. Love, love, loving :love:your pretrip report. Keep it coming!
     
  8. oregondaddyof2

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    Welcome to our PTR... Glad you joined us...
     
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    I have one suggestion. On one of your AK days stay late and watch them put the Gorillas to bed. There is a whole process that is both very fascinating and very entertaining. :cool1:
     
  10. jordanyosh

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    T N T,

    Congrats on getting all your ADRs!!!!:thumbsup2

    Your plans look great!:thumbsup2

    Nice going upgrading:thumbsup2

    If you've got any ??? about CBR, let me know.
     
  11. Colleen27

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    Oooh, tell me more about this! Where and when do they do it?
     
  12. oregondaddyof2

    oregondaddyof2 Dis Dad's Club Member #443

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    I will have to check into this... This does sound like fun to watch... Thanks for the info...

    You know I will bud :thumbsup2... I am so looking forward to CBR you have no idea... So much better than Pop...
     
  13. oregonmommyof2

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    Okay... You asked for it...

    How are the buses at CBR?

    Are the rooms noticibly larger than Pop rooms?

    We got a preferred room cause we heard horror stories on how far the walk is from other sections, is it really that bad?

    Have you seen any snakes??? :scared:

    How's the food?

    How big is the fridge?? Can I fit a half gallon of milk and some bottled water and juice boxes in it?

    Umm, I think that is about it for now.... :flower3:
     
  14. jordanyosh

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    If you get a chance take a Sea Raycer out. It's pricey but so fun. The lake, Barefoot Bay, is quite large!
     
  15. oregonmommyof2

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    We are planning on doing this... The kids are also set up with the Pirate Adventure cruise... They are pretty excited...
     
  16. jordanyosh

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    Hope that helps
     
  17. jordanyosh

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    :thumbsup2 I'm pretty excited for you.
     
  18. oregondaddyof2

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    I wanted to take a minute and post a picture of our camera equipment we will be taking with us... In the past 3 weeks, I have spent over $1000 on my dSLR on new lenses, filters, batteries, etc... For Father's Day, my kids each got me a new battery for my camera :cool1:.. This will really come in handy for the long day at the parks!! My DW got me the monopod, a lens, and a filter... She is awesome!!


    A good overview of the equipment including tripod and monopod aka "the stick with a string" :lmao: (not including the Canon A560 that I am using to take these pictures)
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    A close up of the Panasonic HDD Camcorder that my DW found on sale at Best buy a few months ago...
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    A close up of the Olympus Water proof camera that we found on sale at Costco a few months ago including the floating wrist strap... This will be awesome for the pools and water parks!
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    And a close up of my baby... I bought this camera last year for our last trip, and got some really good pictures... i have been doing a lot of research on how to get better shots, and have bought a few more items for it, so I am hoping to get amazing shots this time...
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  19. disneygirlinnj

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    Ohhhh...drooooollll over the equipment!!! My stash only consists of 3 lenses, 2 batteries, a remote and a newly purchased tripod so far. :)
     
  20. oregondaddyof2

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    Here are a few photos of our new clothes... My DW, as she has said, has a problem and likes to shop a lot :lmao:... This is only a fraction of the stuff we have gotten for this trip...

    My Clothes...
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    DW Clothes...
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    DS Clothes...
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    DD Clothes...
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    And, DD had to have a new suitcase for this trip...
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  21. oregondaddyof2

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    I forgot... A few weeks ago, my awesome DW bought me a wireless remote just because she is so wonderful :love:... I have a total of 4 batteries now, and a battery grip which adds a vertical shutter, hold 2 batteries at a time, and makes it a lot easier to hold :thumbsup2...
     

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