Rosie plus Five and Free Dining !! September 2009 Pre Trippie

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  1. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

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    Well many of you already know me from my solo trips and reports !!Well this September the 6 of us are going !! A little back ground into the whens and whys !! Originally we were all going this May , but a friend wanted to go too and talked DD into September , which was okay as I was expecting Free dining !!I decided I still wanted to go in May and I am as a solo!!
    Well to cut a long story short the friend is now going in August and to be honest we are happy to just be going ourselves !!

    The cast of characters ( and we are )
    Me ... Rosie a 62 year old Disney Freak , the planner , shopper ,organizer , the maker of ADRS and flight plans etc !!!!!!

    DD 35 year old Mom to 3, hardworking gal who shares my love if not my "FREAK" of Disney !! She totally leaves the planning to me and just says schedule in some potty breaks pleese Mom!!

    DSIL 35 year old Dad/stepDad to 3 . This is his first ever trip to Disney, work interfered the last time !!He says he'll just follow me .. we will seee!!!

    DGD Samantha age 14 She's our Bookworm her fav ride was RNRC last time and she can't wait to try it again,this time with DSD, her sister promises to go on it this year too !!

    DGD Stephanie age 14 ( Yup they're TWINS) The MySpace texting Queen , Her favorite ride is HM go figure !!!!:lmao: She has said she's doing it all this time !!

    DGS Kyle age 7 Tall for his age looks 10 and is as smart as a whip!! Loves Dirtbikes, skateboards ,hunting , fishing etc Hmmmm did he get that from DD.
    His fav.was (this should be no surprise) LMA!!!!!:lmao:

    The When.... Sept 12th thru 20th

    The Where .....Pop Century ( where else)

    The How ... Hopefully SWA still have to book those flights !! At least they are up and not to bad a price !!

    The Why .. that's a no brainer The Happiest Place on Earth!!

    A little more background I am not the most computor litterate person so pix are not plentiful but I am going to post a few here and there !!

    I booked thru AAA as always my TA is awesome !! So we originally booked with basic park tickets for 7 days, 8 nights at Pop ( 2 rooms) basic dining ! Then when Free dining was released my wonderful TA camein early to work to make sure we got it !! Saved us about $1700 :banana::banana:
    In up coming posts I will be planning the adrs , which days at which parks ( I joined TGM)m Iwill be looking for all your ideas , tips etc sooo jump on board as Rosie plans another !!:banana:
     
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  3. askelton

    askelton Disney Cosmo

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    HI Rosie! Thanks for all the background info. I never knew the rest of the story. :goodvibes
     
  4. englishrose47

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    Of course you meant the part about why sept!!:lmao: Not the part about me being the Computor Whiz!!!!:rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  5. englishrose47

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    Well seeingas I have my first poster I will continue !!:thumbsup2
    These are the restaurants we are thinking of and why!!

    1. Planet Hollywood DD loves this place for the theming and insists on going there!!
    2.1900 Park the girls want a Princess meal ad I liked the menu best here and it's 1 TS
    3. Narcosses for DSIL who wants Lobster
    4. Sci Fi as it's a cool place for Kyle !!
    5.Teppon Edo again DSIL heard me talking about it and said that sounds realy cool!!
    6. Coral Reef DD haswanted to try this one .
    7.Cape May again DSIL the seafood nut ( I am tooo)
    8.Chef Mickeys as we've never done it !!

    Possibles are LeCellier ,CP, Tony's and Kona

    DD is having surgery in late May early June and will not be able to eat much of anything which is why I steeed away from more Buffets as we really like them but I figured itwas a waste for the little waste would eat !!:rolleyes1

    So ny thoughts suggestions etc !!:confused3
     
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    ot a good shot but this is Sam at a cheerleading competition! I can't see Steph and Sam ha the pom pom over her face
     
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    Here is DSIL, Kyle in the baseball cap, back of my thinning head , a small view if Steph and a much beter one of Samantha!!

    Now you have the MUG shots of most of the cast DD will be hard as she is alergic to cameras :lmao::lmao:
     
  8. DisneyJo

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    Hi Rosie, your favourite Brit's here :goodvibes

    I love your dining choices and you're posting photos :yay:
     
  9. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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    Hi Rosie, I am here. I am really liking your plans so far :thumbsup2.
     
  10. GeminiAngel

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    Oh Rosie this trip really looks like a lot of fun!
    You're DD is having Gastric Bypass done? My cousin had it done a few years ago and it turned out just great. He lost half his weight and is now a healthy 185lbs.
     
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    She 's havinthe lesser band one !! But she seems to think she will hardly be eating I know she has to be careful and eat small amounts more often She will be fine using snax credits for helathy stuff for the in between I have been lookng at menus and I think all the places will have stuff we can share with her!!I'm sure th kids will :rotfl2:sacrificveggies for her!!

    Jo you are the BESTEST :worship:You posted the link for me !!!:hug:

    I am hoping that DD will be less camera shy this trip!!

    I will keep on DD to load some more pix I will hunt for our 2007 trip cds and have her load them plus the Girls bedroom ones too!!

    Good news I did book the flights today , the price was very good I thought $1675.20 for all 6 of us round trip and Non stop !!Iwill be looking for DINGS cuz any savings will pay my flight in 2010
     
  12. askelton

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    Yes, I saw Jo posted your link. :rotfl:

    Quite possibly the best meal I've had at Disney. :cloud9:
     
  13. Grace and Mickey

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    Hi Rosie:)
    I so happy to meet your family!!!!:goodvibes
    Our dates are the Same Thursday Sept 10th thur Sunday Sept 20th :banana::yay::cool1:
    And staying at Pop's :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

    Let the planning begin!!:dance3:

    Congrats :cheer2: on the great price for airfares:cheer2:

    We are still trying to decide about driving or flying:confused3

    Southwest out of Cleveland is $79 each way, and not non stop.
    I did see flights out of Detroit and Buffalo for $59 that would be about 3 hr drive from home. A rentral car would ran about $300 for 10 days.

    I looking at some of the same restaurants as you:thumbsup2
    Chef Mickey's
    Narcoossee's to celebrate our 35th anniversary
    Teppan Edo I wonder how many at a table?
    Le Cellier
    We are also thinking about Hoop Dee Doo
    Do you have a favorite building at Pop's
    I 'm not sure we want to close to the pool. and would like a quitier spot.
    Looking forward to making more plans and see what tips you get from other Diser's on your PRT.
    Have a magicial daypixiedust:pixiedust:
    Grace
     
  14. englishrose47

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    Do you know if you can get the lobster whole ,not split open?
     
  15. englishrose47

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    Actually we are going 12th thru 20th Did I goof ? We are a Pop!!!! DD loves 60's Lakeside is quieter!! 70's is nice too and has Goofy Jets ! I believe Teppon seats 8! Keyboard is sticking bad so can't type much!
     
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    I'm sure they will prepare it however you request.
     
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    Hi Rosie- just chiming in to say we will be there from 9/11 to 9/19 - though not at Pop. I am new to trip/ pre-trip reports so I'm kind of here on a recon mission to see if I am up to writing a trip report myself....
    Our best Southwest fare from Providence was $119. I think this is because direct flights are few & far between, so we grabbed it. One of the flights has gone down by 5 bucks so not enough to go through the hassle yet of changing our fare.
    I don't know how to ping but I'll ask my DD (17) for help. She may not want to help as we are going without her (just days after packing her off to college :rotfl:)
     
  18. englishrose47

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    Go for it and write a PTR :thumbsup2
    Our dates are pretty close ! I have fun writing the PTR and TRs !! We have to have a Non Stop as DD hashuge problems with her ears popping and is in pain the whole time ,so it is just not possible to put her thru stops !! Yes she knows about chewing gum etc but it doesn't help. Unfortunately DGD also has the same problem !! I was happy with our airfare prices but am checking daily for Dings or price reductions !! So far nothing!!
     
  19. lazydoxy66

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    Hi Rosie!!!! :cool1:

    The dining looks great!
     
  20. englishrose47

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    Thanks Kristel!!!
     
  21. Myhappythought5

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    Yeah another DISer going at the same time as us. We are going to be there 12th-18th. This is the first trip we have stayed more than 4 nights. I am too excited!!!!!
    :goodvibes
     

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