Tasty Planning Time with ZeBrook! A 2 for 1 PTR - 12/24 - All our bags are packed

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by brookelizabeth, May 14, 2009.

  1. thewesterberg

    thewesterberg DIS Veteran

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    Ya for getting all your ADRs!!:cool1: That's awesome!!

    We're also RD people and I agree with Flossbolna - give it a try as a practice run for you New Year's trip! We've enjoyed the opening shows and taking advantage of the (relatively) cooler part of the day - another thing to consider for your trip. It'll be hot even in the morning and gets hotter as the day goes on - it's awfully nice to head back for a swim and some downtime in the hotel room during the hottest part of the day and then head back to the parks for the (relatively) cooler evening.
     
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  3. k_reile

    k_reile Slowly converting my son into a Disney lover!

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    too bad you're not going in early Feb 2010....because that is when our official dates are!! We have been waiting on my brother to confirm whether they were going or not...and they are!!! :cool1: SO they told me for my birthday that we were going!!! :woohoo:
     
  4. PopArtGal

    PopArtGal Mushu's Best Gal Pal

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    So cool about the ADRs!

    Congrats!
     
  5. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

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    Congrats on the ADRs! I am happy that you got most of what you wanted.

    You have never done rope drop?? :scared1:
     
  6. teruterubouzu

    teruterubouzu DIS Veteran

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    Congratulatons on the ADR's.

    Rope drop is a lot of fun! I am one of those freaks who does it every day. My companions on my last trip? Not so much. Give it a try. I know you'll enjoy the welcome show at MK!
     
  7. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    I agree, Brook should really take an early February 2010 trip, too!! That's when I will be at WDW as well! :goodvibes:goodvibes
     
  8. Charleston Princess

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    Hurray for getting everything you wanted!!! :yay:

    Rope drop is something EVERYONE should experience at some point! :laughing:
     
  9. SoonerGirl

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    Congrats on getting your ADRs!! :woohoo:

    I'm in agreement with everyone else, you just gotta try RD once! I'm an early morning park girl, you can get so much done in that first hour to hour and a half, and the cooler temps are nice too. :thumbsup2
     
  10. BrooklynnsMommy

    BrooklynnsMommy DIS Veteran

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    Yay for getting your ADR's. You guys will be there on Trent's birthday (Sept. 4th).
     
  11. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    I was a bit surprised at the Garden Grill being so popular....I'll have to go check that out on Touringplains. I haven't gotten much into that site yet, other than the calendar and actual touring plans.

    The more I read TRs with people getting there at rope drop (or very close to), the more I want to try it. Get a bunch of stuff done, eat, go to the pool. Sounds good to me! Plus, it satisfies both my desire for the parks, and Joe's desire for relaxing at the pool.

    We ARE doing RD for NYE...gotta, gotta. So, I like your idea of a research trip...:rolleyes1 :laughing:

    That is exactly it-pool time and a NAP. I cannot remember the last time I took a nap during the day! That sounds so wonderful.

    :yay: CONGRATS ON THE OFFICIAL DATES!!!!

    Early Feb is very tempting...!

    Thanks! I was surprised and excited!

    Never! :rotfl2: I know, not a true DISer am I??? ;) We rarely get to sleep in at home, so we love taking advantage of that on vacation. But then we end up in the parks alllllllllll day and Henry sleeps in the stroller and we have to squeeze in pool time-which is Joe's favorite part of any vacation. So...I'm thinking we might need to sacrafice a bit on this trip. Besides rope drop is at 9:00 am! That's so not early! As long as we don't dwaddle around we can make it on time or very close to without a problem.

    I have seen pics and read a description of the show at MK and it really does look like fun. I think Henry would have a great time seeing all the characters and the TRAIN up there!


    I think we are being converted...

    I am shocked sometimes at what people get done. Riding the big ticket rides over and over with no wait. I just can't imagine it being true! :rotfl:

    I am excited about our ADRs. We kinda picked places we normally don't gravitate toward-just to try 'em out with free dining...nows the time to do that, right? I've heard great things about Crystal Palace and we want to do a burger/fries/shake lunch at Sci Fi since last time we went we both got steaks that were not so good...gotta try the burger that a lot of people seem to love!

    Henry's birthday is Sept. 1, so we'll be celebrating that a bit throughout the trip. I don't think he would qualify for anything even if we were there on the 1st though, being he'll only be two! :goodvibes
     
  12. troobabiee7

    troobabiee7 The core of man's spirit comes from new experience

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    I'm glad you got everything you wanted!
     
  13. brookelizabeth

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    Thanks! I am excited!
     
  14. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    As you may recall, for our December trip we are booked in Kidani for every night of our stay, except the last one, New Years Eve, which we had in Jambo and waitlisted for Kidani.

    I have called Member Services several times in hopes something became available, only half trusting the wait list, but have always been told there was no room at the inn. :guilty:

    Today, as I do several times a week, I logged onto DVCMember.com to check on the status.

    I scrolled down the page and when I got to the bottom I blinked my eyes about 12 times because I couldn't believe it!

    Arrival Date
    12.31.2009

    Departure Date
    01.01.2010


    Resort / Experience
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village



    Accommodation
    2 BR L/O Std View Kidani

    :yay:

    We got it! All our days are now set at Kidani, no moving! :yay:
     
  15. Lady Lallie

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    WOO HOO!!!

    That is soooooooo exciting!!! :woohoo:
     
  16. Charleston Princess

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    You lucky ducks!!! Congrats on getting that last night of your stay at Kidani! No lounge chair sleeping now! :banana:
     
  17. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    And especially in September you will love having a dip in the pool in the hot afternoon!!




    We will be there 1/27 to 2/5!! PTR will start shortly!! :banana::banana::banana: Would be great to meet you again!!



    I think you can still alternate the two different ways of touring: One day you sleep in and the next day you take an afternoon break! :goodvibes



    Will you get him a Birthday button? I bet if he wears one, he will be able to get that gigagantic cookie from MK bakery for the third time in a row!! :lmao:
     
  18. SoonerGirl

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    So glad that your last night came through!! That's fantastic news - let's celebrate :dance3: :drinking1 :dance3:
     
  19. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 ...and the greatest of these is Love

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    'Zactly!!! :thumbsup2 This works so much better for the kids... and the parents!!

    Congrats on the ADR score!!


    Kathy
     
  20. kschafer

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    WOOHOO :woohoo:

    Happy news - all your desired ADR's plus no sleeping in the lobby on NYE
     
  21. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 ...and the greatest of these is Love

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    Awesome News!!! :simba:

    See... people change their plans all the time!! So glad you don't have to move... that would've been such a pain!!


    Kathy
     

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