Presenting - Pumpkin Planning Project.........A PTR Production!!!

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  1. princesszelda

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    The shirts look great. My maleficent shirt came in the other day. I am now looking for a maleficent horns headbands to wear.

    Which Nbc harveys bag are you looking at getting? I am so glad that girl is getting her own bag. I wonder if she will highjack this tr too. Looking forward to your trip.
     
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  3. miss.potatohead

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    Hi Minnie Sue - I don't know if you have one near you but check out Big W - they currently have some cute Minnie Mouse clothes (t-shirts, jackets, shorts) and accessories (hair pieces, sun glasses, small bags) for pre-teens! Not sure if your daughter is past that age though, might be a bit childish but always worth a look :) Your trip is getting closer, how exciting!
     
  4. zanzibar138

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    Your DD is so lucky having such a thoughtful Mum :goodvibes If you're really worried about Girl's condition, have you thought about taking her to a dolly doctor?

    I love your new shirts, and I can't wait to see your Halloween outfits!

    And congrats on the ESTAs too - always good to know that you'll be allowed into the country lol! :thumbsup2
     
  5. frangipanisam

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    Great tee's Minnie Sue! If I see those in DL I'll know who it is :lmao:

    Aww thats lovely that you are doing up a bag for girl too :goodvibes I'm thinking of doing a small bag up for my gf's ::yes:: I'll probably be laughed at but oh well :laughing:
     
  6. Minnie Sue Oz

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    Quick update!!!

    Snow White costume has arrived!

    Custom made Snow White security shirt has arrived!!

    Prototype for Girl's sleeping bag has arrived!!!

    Pics soon!!!


    princesszelda Which Nbc harveys bag are you looking at getting? I can't decide! I will wait to see which one "speaks" to me when I get there!!!:thumbsup2

    miss.potatohead I don't know if you have one near you but check out Big W Yep, we have a Big W down the road! She may be a bit old for some things, but it can't hurt to look, right?!;)



    frangipanisam I'm thinking of doing a small bag up for my gf's Oh I think that is a wonderful idea:goodvibes I bet your friends will think so and you know me, you can NEVER have TOO much Disney anything!!!!:lovestruc

    zanzibar138 Your DD is so lucky having such a thoughtful Mum Nawww, thanks so much! I figure we only get a certain amount of time in this big crazy world so why not make the most of it!!!
     
  7. zanzibar138

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    Been looking forward to this update!

    Pics! Pics! Pics! :cheer2:
     
  8. KiwiMouseGirl

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    Eek! Getting closer now!!!!!
    Cant wait to hear about your trip! :)
     
  9. aussieangela

    aussieangela Earning My Ears

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    Hey Sue

    How's all the planning going for your trip going??

    Wish I could go this month nut Im off to Disneyworld in May 2013 with one of my friends.
     
  10. zanzibar138

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  11. Minnie Sue Oz

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    Hi girls:wave2:

    So sorry to have been neglecting the PTR, but boy has it been a mad house lately!!! I have been super busy at work trying to do 2 peoples jobs at once and trying to tie a teenager down to a costume photo session is near impossible.................especially when it's school holidays:upsidedow

    So, I do solemnly swear to have a HUGE update tomorrow night complete with pictures, news AND an updated itinerary!!!!


    Until then...................thanks for comimg along!!!! I really do appreciate it:goodvibes
     
  12. monkey30

    monkey30 Dreaming of my next vacation!

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    YAY you are sooo close! We are back now from ours, and had fun, it was soooo HOT there though.
     
  13. Minnie Sue Oz

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    Oh Wow, you are back already!!!! Glad to hear you had fun and can't wait to hear all about it and I hope you took loads of photos!!!

    I have been watching the weather every single day................I sure hope it cools down a bit over the next 2 weeks! It is starting to get very warm over here leading up to our summer and I was hoping to avoid the heat when we get to the States!!! Fingers crossed!

    So, how was Carsland and was it as good as I have been reading about for the last few months?! I can't wait to get some fab night time shots of all the neon!

    So, a trip report is on the way???!!!::yes::
     
  14. Minnie Sue Oz

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    Heeeerrrrrrreeeee weeeeeeeee goooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

    MEGA UPDATE ( as promised! )

    Strap yourself in folks, you are in for a ride of mega proportions with pic overload!!! ( Kinda like a Disneyland ride without the motion sickness!!! )

    So, it has been a very busy household around here lately with getting the few last minute things organised. I have successfully done all our ADR's and have some new places in the itinerary where we haven't eaten before!:thumbsup2

    I have also had to make a major change in that we will not be catching the train out to Simi Valley for the Walt Disney archives exhibition. The main reason is that DH does not want his 2 leading ladies getting off a train in the middle of nowhere with no attendant, no phone, no anything! There are also no connecting buses out to the museum and it would have cost $40.00 each way in a cab. I knew there was nothing but just a platform, but what I didn't know is that Amtrak are not known for their reliability in running on time and we didn't want to be stuck at the station on our own in the dark for the return trip. I am a little disappointed as I was looking forward to catching the train, but am not willing to risk our safety.
    So, I have met a wonderful lady on a Facebook group I belong to who has offered to drive us if she can get a sitter. I can get my money back on the train tickets and so in the event we don't make it out there I will be only be out of pocket for the tickets. So, hopefully we can still make it out there........fingers crossed;)


    Now, onto the itinerary. This is it, the final one, set in concrete.......etc etc!!!!

    DAY 1 - Depart Sydney 2:40pm Wednesday 24th October
    Arrive LAX 10:25am Wednesday 24th October
    After we have collected bags and got through customs etc we will ride shuttle to the fabulous Ho Jo. Hoping to arrive some time between 1 -2pm give or take with traffic. I am hoping our room will be ready so will unpack what we need to, freshen up and then head straight to DISNEYLAND:cool1:
    We will then proceed to exchange paper for Annual Passes, pick up Photopass and of course will be heading right for the new home of the the favourite spud, the Harbor Galley for a DD special...............a big loaded baked potato!
    Will then just take it all in and go until we run out of puff!!!! Disneyland closes at 6pm so we may head into DCA for a bit as it is open til 8pm. I am sure we will be tired so may just grab a bite to take back to the Ho Jo!

    DAY 2 - Thursday 25th October - Sleep in!!! We will have had a big flight with not much sleep so I want to make sure we get our energy back for our big days ahead! So it will be Mimi's for breakfast and back to the park for a whatever we want to do day!!! We have an ADR for the Carnation Cafe at 5pm for dinner.

    DAY 3 - Friday 26th October - Full day shopping either at Westfield Santa Ana or Brea Mall. I am leaning toward Brea as we have never been there before! Dinner is at Rainforest Cafe and we will hang in Downtown Disney for a bit and probably hit up Build A Bear.

    DAY 4 - Saturday 27th October - 9am bus to Hollywood. Madame Tussauds first, then our wonderful movie session at the El Captain theatre for the 12:15 screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas in glorious 4D! Then to the Disney Soda Fountain and a bit of souvenir shopping. Bus arrives to take us home at 4pm. We then have a 7.30 ADR for the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue and then off to the 10.30 Fantasmic show.

    DAY 5 - Sunday 28th October - Character breakfast this morning at the Paradise pier with Mickey and Friends at 7am:scared1:. Fireworks are on the agenda at 9.30.

    DAY 6 - Monday 29th October - Our first Halloween party today!!! I have booked us the Ultimate Experience so have the Happiest Haunts tour ( surprise for DD ) at 3.00pm and then the party at 6pm. No costumes for this one as we are going to take pictures like mad and video too!!! Party wraps up at 11.00pm and we will be staying right til the end!!!

    DAY 7 - Tuesday 30th October - Knotts Berry farm today and dinner at the Cheesecake Factory upon our return to Anaheim!

    DAY 8 - Wednesday 31st October - Happy Halloween! The big Halloween party at Disneyland for us tonight. Can't wait to trick or treat with Snow White!!!

    DAY 9 - Thursday 1st November - Walt Disney Treasures Exhibition if possible. If not, wow, I don't know, maybe Disneyland:lmao:

    DAY 10 - Friday 2nd November - Breakfast with the Princesses at Ariels Grotto at 9.20am. DD day at DCA.

    DAY 11 - Saturday 3rd November - Character breakfast at Story Tellers Cafe 9.00am. DD day at Disneyland today.

    DAY 12 - Sunday 4th November -My day at DCA today with dinner at the Carthay Circle and we will be catching World of Color:)

    DAY 13 - Monday 5th November - My day at DL. Character breakfast first with Minnie and Friends at 9.40am, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion...... Hope DD can keep up:bitelip:

    DAY 14 - Tuesday 6th November - Universal Studios

    Day 15 - Wednesday 7th November - DCA again today and then off to Ralph Brennans Jazz Kitchen for dinner.

    DAY 16 - Thursday 8th November - Disneyland day today with lunch at the Blue Bayou at 11.50am.

    DAY 17 - Friday 9th November - As much time as we can spend in Disneyland as we fly home at 8:25pm and will arrive home at 6:25am on Sunday 11th November.

    ................and this is how it looks on paper!!!!!

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    I have made these pages to go in my journal with matching pictures and I will be writing in them daily so I can keep accurate details for the trip report:thumbsup2

    These arrived in the mail today...............

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    I know what I will be doing over the weekend!!!

    And now for the grand unveiling of the costumes! To start, my shirt front and back!

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    And Snow White herself...............

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    Please excuse the crinkles and I am sure she will actually do her hair the day of the party :lmao: It does have a wig too, but she is not too sure if she will wear it. I think if we can get it to fit properly she may, but not if it's hot!

    So, that's about it! The only thing to do now is wait!!!

    Let me know what you think!

    Oh and.......................

    19 sleeps to go!!!!:woohoo:
     
  15. frangipanisam

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    Just a quick reply in the car, we're both going to the Halloween party on Monday the 29th! We have Belle, Alice, Mad Hatter & an unknown in our party :goodvibes I'll keep an eye out for you guys!
     
  16. princesszelda

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    So excited for your trip. I really need to get on with making my horns. I cant wait to read more!
     
  17. monkey30

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    Carsland at night was amazing... I am working on the TR today, just uploading pics and such. We had camera malfunctions (battery would not hold charge...) so we have a lot with our phones so not the best quality! It was a good time, lots to do, and I can't wait to go back at the end of next month.:cheer2:
     
  18. frangipanisam

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  19. zanzibar138

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    I love your journal - what a great idea! Can't wait for your TR already :rotfl2:

    And your t-shirt looks so awesome! :thumbsup2 I think I've already seen DD's costume somewhere :confused3 but she looks very pretty in it. I think since she already has pretty dark hair she probably wouldn't need the wig if it's too uncomfortable.

    I hope you still get to go to the archives exhibition. What a shame the train won't work out. But hey, worst case, who's complaining about an extra day at DLR :lmao:
     
  20. Minnie Sue Oz

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    Ok, I am excited. No, wait, I am very excited. No, that's not right. I am this

    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

    excited!!!!!!!

    Have been finishing off some last minute things. I made DD her pressed penny tubes. One for the quarters and pennies and one for the actual pressed pennies themselves. They came up quite well!

    Printed off our tickets to the El Captain theatre as I had them sitting in the holiday folder and hadn't printed them yet! Also scanned our passports so I have an electronic copy, just in case!!!

    The suitcases are being dusted off and will be starting to receive items real soon! Packing lists have also been printed to ensure we do not miss anything:thumbsup2

    DD is off for a hair cut this week and we will be out and about to buy the essentials next weekend. I have some money to cash in this week so hoping the dollar goes up a tad!

    So, the travel folder is all packed and ready to go. I keep looking at it in anticipation!

    Just 10 more sleeps....................can't wait to do the single digit dance!!!
     
  21. zanzibar138

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    Yay! How exciting :cool1::cheer2::cool1:

    I can't wait to read your TR :thumbsup2:rotfl:
     

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