Our dream come true! Feb 2013 PTR

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by sommergirl25, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. sommergirl25

    sommergirl25 Mouseketeer

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    Hello and welcome to our Pre-trip Report!

    We are a little over 2 months away from our trip to WDW and I thought I would pass some time by creating this report. Most of our planning is done...now is the hard part!

    I have been on the DIS for the last 6 months or so. I have loved reading Trip reports and getting tons of tips and ideas for our trip. I never knew how much planning was involved. Thanks to everyone, I was able to book our trip the day packages came available, I was able to wake up early and make all ADR's on the 180 mark, and got a discount the day it came public! There is a lot of back story that got us to this point! Please join me as I tell you about our family and how this trip came about! Thanks for stopping by!
     
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  3. sommergirl25

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    The Who:
    My name is Sommer. I am a 26 year old wife and mommy. I work part time as a dental assistant and go to school part time as well. I am trying to get my basics out of the way so that I can apply for Dental Hygiene school! I have loved Disney for as long as I can remember. My first trip was when I was 12. That was it, I was hooked. We stayed offsite but spent a few days at the world! Magic Kingdom was my favorite. Epcot was a close second and for whatever reason, our family just didn't like MGM. This picture is taken during our honeymoon...more on that later.


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    My DH is Sam. He is 31 years old and works for a big company doing what he loves. Our Honeymoon trip was the first time to WDW for him. As much as he tries to act all tough and manly, I think he really loved being there!

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    This is Brooklyn. She is my 6 year old daughter. Let me tell you, she is a fireball! She is in first grade and loves Justin Bieber, Disney, Super Heroes, and Soccer. This will be her first Disney trip and she is already obsessed!!! Mommy has taught her right! She is really excited to ride the Haunted Mansion and to meet all the characters! She is not a girly-girl (despite mommy's attempts) and says that her favorite princess is Mulan!


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    This is Gabe. He is 2 years old and the sweetest boy you will ever meet. This trip really came about because of the trials that we all hurdled dealing with his medical problems. He is so happy and healthy and so full of live. He used to be a daddy's boy but has definitely changed to a momma's boy! I will go in to more detail in a later post! Let's just say... this boy is a fighter! He is very excited to meet Mickey and Goofy. His favorite movie has been Tangled. He loves Maximus and Flynn rider. He will watch it over and over again!


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  4. debidigidelights

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    Oh I love all the PTR's, keeping up with all the Feb ones. So SUBBING.

    We will be at Disney Feb 9 - 15, Staying at the Sports, would have loved to stay at the POR but waited to long to make sure everyone could get off work. Should have booked and did an update but wasn't thinking.

    Will be back for your updates.pixiedust:



     
  5. sommergirl25

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    Hey! I am trying to find all the Feb ones also! It's getting so close!
     
  6. sommergirl25

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    When: February 4th through February 11th, 2013

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    We have booked the Preferred Section hoping and praying that we get this section!!!

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  7. sommergirl25

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    Here is a list of our booked ADR's. I don't really plan on changing any of these. However, if I can snag a BOG ressie, we may do 2 TS in one day!

    Arrival day: Chef Mickey dinner
    2/5: Crystal Palace Pre-park opening breakfast
    2/6: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Lunch
    2/7 50's Prime Time Cafe
    2/8 O'hana
    2/9 Cape May Cafe
    2/10 Liberty Tree Tavern

    I am so excited to try all of these! I'm not a seafood fan but my husband has requested that we eat at one place with good seafood. So... I added Cape May and am thinking that surely my picky kids and myself will find something!

    How do you think this looks?
     
  8. debidigidelights

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    Oh we have an ADR for Cape May on the 9th also. Will be coming straight from the drive in. Hubby and I both love Cape May. Hubby gave me my 25th Anniversary rings here 11 years ago. During that trip we had to do Cape May twice, so of course we have to go back. Will have DD, SIL and 2 Gkids with us.​
     
  9. Terkina

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    Joining :)
    I'm looking forward to read more.
     
  10. LauraluvsDisney2

    LauraluvsDisney2 Earning My Ears

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    Joining in :) we will be there about the same time feb 2-9 stay at POR
    We have an ADR for Cape May as well but on the 7th. Your picks all look good to me! Can't wait to read more. :thumbsup2
     
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    I read about that in your report! What a special memory!
     
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    Hi! Glad you are here!


    Glad you came! My husband is so excited for Cape May! I am excited for all of our ADRs.

    We had a busy weekend so I hope to write more today!
     
  13. LauraluvsDisney2

    LauraluvsDisney2 Earning My Ears

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    I am excited for cape may too but I really want Ohana I keep checking everyday for cancellations.
    I meant to comment on your sons shirt in the picture I love it!!! I got one for my oldest and am on the hunt to find one for my ill guy too but they're sold out everywhere!!
     
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    I was so happy to get O'hana. I think it is one of the ones that I am most excited to try.

    I got his shirt this summer, planning on saving it for Disney! But.... We had a party for him and that is when we surprised the kiddos. As you can see, it was Mickey themed, so I had to have him wear it! I love it!
     
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    I tried to post last night, but I couldn't hit the "submit reply" button on my Ipad. Well, I was hitting it, but it wasn't doing it:sad2:

    Plans are looking good!
     
  16. Grumpylady

    Grumpylady Earning My Ears

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    We are also booked for here and requested the preferred room DS is in LOVE with Toy Story
     
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    Grumpylady Earning My Ears

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    Have you looked at Target Our target had them on clearance for $2.50 this weekend I did not get that one but i got a Boys Rule one that is super cute
     
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    Thanks! I am so excited to finally get to meet you! I never thought when I joined ABB that I would meet a fellow mommy, a couple years later, at DISNEY!

    I would have loved to stay in a Mod resort but this trip is for the kiddos! It looks so fun!


    We got the Boys Rule shirt also. I think it was $4 a couple weeks ago and they had a ton!
     
  19. LauraluvsDisney2

    LauraluvsDisney2 Earning My Ears

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    How did 2 months fly by?! I had planned on writing in this more but school and the holidays got in the way. I'm back and only have 19 days until our trip!!!

    Why:
    From the moment we arrived into Orlando for our Honeymoon, I couldn't wait to take my kiddos. We were pregnant with my son and knew we wanted to wait until he was older so that he could enjoy the trip as well and remember plenty. That day came sooner than we ever expected.

    In March 2012, my little guy got really sick. What started out as a virus (so we thought) ended up with him being diagnosed with a large Tumor on his liver. I won't go into many details because there are so many but will hit some highlights. He had his first surgery March 15. We were in the hospital off and on for 5 months. The first stay was 2 weeks and every other stay was a week at a time. He was such a trooper through all of this. His first surgery removed the 6 inch, 1 1/2 pound tumor and his gallbladder. Something happened and he was severely jaundiced. He lived with a tube coming out of his tummy for months. He went through numerous other little surgeries, scopes, MRI's, and other things through this. We ended up having his final surgery. They had to re-route things in his stomach. (I won't bore you with the medical jargon)

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    This is one of my fav pictures of the kids. It was taken during one of the last hospital stays. She was always so worried for him and took great care of him when she visited.


    In August, we got the all clear for him. He was finally a healthy boy. Those last months were very tough on our family. I had to quit my job, my husband stayed at the hospital every night with us and then leave every morning to go to a job that he only started 2 months before we started everything, and my daughter had to live with my parents while we stayed at the hospital. Our worlds were turned upside down.

    I started really considering a Disney trip early in the summer for when he got better. Everything just kind of fell into place. I have a cousin who is flying us there and we got an awesome discount. I went back to work in August but only went back part time since I was also enrolled in school. I worked my behind off to pay for this trip. We had a party for Gabe and received so much money as a gift for our trip. The rest was paid for by us. I went through my house and sold everything we didn't need anymore. I found facebook garage sale groups online and also had 2 garage sales. The day we paid the trip in full was a glorious day!

    Sorry this is so long. I tend to get wordy!
     
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    Count me in!!
     

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