Shopaholic, Workaholic & Bargain Betty Take On WDW A DM/DD TR-Last Day!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by PrincessCaitlin, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. AlohaPolynesian

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    Thats exciting that you finally got POFQ! I've never stayed so I can't wait to hear about it.

    Also, I've never been to Narcossee's so I hope you'll do a review when you come back!! 6 weeks to go!!!! They're gonna fly by!
     
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  3. DisMomAmy

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    Great plan to see the fairies first thing! We'll be skipping them - the boys just aren't interested - which I'm happy about - no long line for us. :thumbsup2 And we'll see our other characters during character meals - my boys aren't big on waiting in lines so we avoid it where we can. :goodvibes
     
  4. PrincessCaitlin

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    I know I am really excited about POFQ we have stayed at POR 2 times and really enjoyed it but it isn't really that decorated or themed as the other hotels. It feels like New Orleans but I always loved the Mardi Gras theme to French Quarter :lovestruc

    I will soo do a review! I had never heard of it before until I mentioned to my mom that I had a huge craving for lobster so expect TONS of food porn on our trip report :rotfl:

    I know I can't believe it is only 6 weeks! where did the time go?!:confused3 With finals coming up I think the next few weeks will fly by fast!



    Character meals are always a good idea! I tried over and over again to get Chef Mickey's or Ohana but there was never an opening :sad1:
     
  5. HeatherBelle614

    HeatherBelle614 Always wishing on a star!

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    Fantastic plans! I'm so glad you're getting some extra pixie dust!

    You're going to LOVE POFQ! It's by far our favorite resort; we love that it's so small and quiet. Make sure to eat some beignets in the food court for me! They are amazing little friend dough, powdered sugar goodness!
     
  6. PrincessCaitlin

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    I am sooo excited :)

    I had some beignets before my surf lesson last april and I absolutely loved them!

    We had a hard time booking the POFQ the first couple times we tried and after we started talking about it all I wanted was the beignets and nothing would have made me happy if we hadnt booked it :rotfl:
     
  7. dawnbu40

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    We've reached a milestone marker today! That's right exactly 1 month from now we will be sitting at Detroit Metro Airport waiting to board our flight to WDW!!!!:woohoo: It is really getting close now and we are soooo ready! This morning we woke up to a thick sloppy slushy mess of a rain/snow mix that is supposed to continue throughout the day maybe leaving 6 inches of snow:scared1:. On Saturday it was so nice jackets weren't needed and now its back to coats and boots. But that's Michigan weather for you! Let's forget about the weather and get back to thinking about Disney! Our preparations are coming along very well. DH and I are mostly packed (yes I am early but we're in Michigan its not like we'll need shorts in the next month) and I'm working on getting the backpack all set. I have my limegreen Mickey head and my disname attached so hopefully we'll meet some dissers!
    This trip should result in some awesome pictures! We joined a photopass group for the first time so I am excited to see what we can do with the cd! Those won't be the only pics though! This weekend we purchased a new camera! DH has been wanting a Nikon and this weekend we found a very nice one on CLEARANCE at Target! :thumbsup2 The Target price was $300 cheaper than DH could get it for at work with his discount! Well you know Bargain Betty can't pass up a good deal so we now have a new Nikon D80 to take along! I need to play with it though so I can feel comfortable using it on our vacation.
    Well thats all for now! I'm off to go do the "30 day dance" party:
     
  8. DisMomAmy

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    Yay for 30 days!!!

    :banana::banana: :dance3::cheer2: :dance3: :cheer2: :dance3: :cheer2: :banana::banana:
     
  9. WrightFamily06

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    Great pre-trip report so far :thumbsup2 You and your daughter are tooo cute :cutie: Now that I'm all caught up reading it , I'm gonna have to subscribe to it and follow along :) Thanks for stopping by and reading my pre-trip report the other day , hope you will keep reading along our trips are very close together , we will be a WDW April 29- May 7thprincess:
     
  10. dawnbu40

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    Aww thank you! Aren't writing these fun? This is our first ptr and I think writing about it helps build the excitement!:goodvibes Our trips overlap very briefly as we arrive on May6! I can't wait! Even though we were there in Dec. with the long winter we've had (and are still having :sad2:) it seems like forever!
     
  11. WrightFamily06

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    It is so much fun writing these and it helps make the time go by so much faster . You are right just a breif over lap on the 6th of May , that will be my sad day cause I know we will be leaving all the magic :wizard: the next day :sad1: I know I can't get enough of WDW , I wish we had been there in December , we only ge to go usually once a year but we may be planning another trip in December of this year , sooo exciting:cool1:
     
  12. PrincessCaitlin

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    Hey everyone!

    Just wanted to let y'all know we got Mickey Mail today!!!!

    Our new luggage tags came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:woohoo:

    I am so ridiculously happy that they finally changed them!!!! :banana:
    Seriously the Year of a Million Dreams tags got boring after +3 times of them :rotfl:

    Also I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Early Easter

    I will be in Alabama visiting one of my closest friends at the army base in Huntsville so between now and after I get back this we probably be my last update for a while :sad1:

    I will talk to you DISers in a week

    have a good one!!!
     
  13. dawnbu40

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    Mickey Mail!!! :yay:We were so excited to get our "package" in the mail! I love the new luggage tags and the little boy with Mickey on the cover is so cute! I'm so glad that the 5x7 is still included because the only time we seem to get family pics done is at WDW so its great to get a nice pic once a year!
     
  14. WrightFamily06

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    Glad to here you received all the information for your trip :) The little boy and Mickey on the front cover are super cute:cutie:. We got ours the other day too , it just makes you even more excited when you get it that your trip is right around the corner . We only have 3 weeks left from today sooo exciting :cool1:
     
  15. PrincessCaitlin

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    Wooo:woohoo: dancing banana time :) :banana:

    I am sure you're 3 weeks will go by fast

    I can't wait to read you trip report!
     
  16. WrightFamily06

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    Awww thanks sweetie :love: Can't wait to read you and your Mom's either :)
     
  17. dawnbu40

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    Just want to wish a "Happy Easter"to all our Dis buddies! Here's hoping the Easter bunny leaves many treats at your house and that you are blessed to be surrounded with dear friends and family!
     
  18. MEK

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    Wow! I just found your PTR and have only read the first few pages, but I LOVE that you are both writing this together. What fun. I can't imagine being able to write a report with anybody in my household. They would NEVER!

    Not sure if anyone answered your question or not, but I think you will enjoy CBR a lot more than POP. Not that there is anything wrong with POP, but I find the mods to have a much more relaxing atmosphere compared to the values. The nice thing about CBR is you can see the bowling pins from POP in the distance. My first morning there I kept thinking, "what is that?????" Since I'm a runner I got braved one morning and actually ran over to POP from CBR. I was actually in the furthest spot part of CBR in relation to POP.

    How did I get there????? I actually went all the way to Trinidad South and the walked along the edge of the service road. This intersects with the main entrance road to POP. I carefully crossed that road and entered the 50's parking lot of POP (after cutting through some shrubs). I would only recommend doing this in the am when the traffic is light.

    Anyway, that trip over to POP convinced me that I could stay there, and I have since.

    Now I am going to read more of your PTR.
     
  19. MEK

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    That will teach me to post before I read. Loved POFQ! Stayed there for one night with DH prior to SSR and we both loved it! So pretty. Huge improvement from the values!
     
  20. dawnbu40

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    Hi and :welcome:! Glad you found us! Caitlin and I love these Disboards and with her being an "only" we're extremely close so it seemed natural that we'd do a report together and share our different perspectives. I agree with you that the mods are more relaxing than the values. When we've stayed at ASMo it seems so much louder and crazier than at the mods. We're excited about POFQ but I do hope one day to convince DH to try out CBR and then we'll have done all the mods and can truly know which is our favorite! But DH and I just may be trying Pop out afterall. We are considering taking a long weekend,just the two of us, for free dining!:cool1:We haven't booked yet but it is under "serious consideration". We have not had a trip just the two of us since Caitlin was a baby! So we decided now that she is a responsible young adult its time for a twosome trip. When/if we book I will let ya'll know!
     
  21. Nicole786

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    French quarter is awesome, I have some photos in a mini-tr I did in my pre-tr. We'll be at WDW the same time as you, we are going the 10th-17th!
     

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