The 3rd Time's A Charm! A June 16-23, 2012 PTR

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  1. shelbys mommy

    shelbys mommy DIS Veteran

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    Ok my faithful followers, even though I am sure I have lost some along the way. Thanks for sticking with me! Those of you who have not met me & my crazy family, hold on cause here we go!

    Me:
    Joni, a 30 year old SAHM of 3. Totally Disney addicted. If I am not wearing or watching or listening to something Disney, I am planning our trip or helping others plan a trip. My dream is to one day be a Disney TA.
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    My husband:
    Ben, a 30 year old hardworking father & husband. He is slowly becoming Disney addicted, even though he has been to WDW more times than I have. He totally supports my addiction
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    The Good Son:
    Koby, a 11 year old soon to be 6th grader who plays the trumpet in band, loves roller coasters & will spend yet ANOTHER birthday at WDW.
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    The Crazy Son:
    Brady, a 8 year old wild child that never lets us have a quiet moment & leaves us wondering what will he say or do next. He has conquered his roller coaster fear & can't wait to go back to WDW!
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    The Princess:
    Shelby, a 2 year old who is the sweetest more adorable little girl you have ever seen. She is very smart & loves all things Disney, just like her Mama. Training her right!
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    So a little background on the title. Thanks to my good friend, Joni-therussells08, she said this was a great idea! So this is my 3rd attempt at a PTR. I had to keep changing my dates, so I started over everytime with a PTR. This is our 3rd trip to Disney since we have been married. And Shelby will be 3 when we go. They say the 3rd time is a charm & yes it is! These dates are definite & vacation has already been planned to take off of work!

    Dates: June 16-23, 2012
    Resort: Port Orleans Riverside! It was cheaper than the Value resorts, so we are super excited to be staying there!

    So stay tuned. I have our plans all figured out already & a monthly countdown chain already going!
     
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  3. shelbys mommy

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  4. therussells08

    therussells08 Roger, Simba One!

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    I'm here, and I'm first!! :banana: :woohoo: :dance3: I'm so ready for this PTR! You deserve a trip more than anyone I know!
     
  5. therussells08

    therussells08 Roger, Simba One!

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    By the way...I love Koby's shirt in that picture! ;)
     
  6. shelbys mommy

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    Whoo hoo!!!! It has been a long time coming for this trip that is for sure!!!

    He wore it for his birthday party. He loves that shirt!!
     
  7. shelbys mommy

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    Ok so first it was June 2011, that didn't happen. Then it was definitely April 2012 for Shelby's birthday, well they changed my husband's schedule at work, so we had to push it back to June 2012! I swear if I have to push it back any further I will cry. So we are going again for Koby's birthday. Here are the general plans & later on in the next posts I will go into more detail. I will post on where we are eating, and we are doing the dining plan this time!:yay:, and drinking around the world that Ben wants to do, the BBB for Shelby & Pirates League for the boys! We are going for a glorious 8 days 7 nights & staying at Port Orleans Riverside. Since Shelby is no longer considered an infant, the only value resort we can stay in is ASMu in the family suite & that is more expensive than POR! So whoo hoo for an unplanned upgrade!:yay: So without further ado, here is the quick run down of our trip:

    June 16-24, 2012

    June 15th-Leave for Disney World. Stop midway to sleep

    June 16th-Arrive at Port Orleans Riverside, Check In, Head to Magic Kingdom, counter service meals

    June 17th-Magic Kingdom, BBB, Pirates League, CRT

    June 18th- Epcot, Akershus

    June 19th-Epcot, ‘Ohana

    June 20th-Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Chef Mickey’s-Koby's 12th birthday, so he got to choose the park & the ADR

    June 21st-Hollywood Studios,Play and Dine Breakfast

    June 22nd- Animal Kingdom, Donald’s Safari Breakfast

    June 23rd-Animal Kingdom, 1900 Park Fare, Leave & stop midway to sleep

    June 24th-Arrive home

    Now I want & need all input on these plans, on the BBB, Pirates League & Drinking Around the World. But there you have it, the basics.

    I really hope more stop by to read, most of these places I have never been & these are things I have never done!

    Oh yeah, and clothes are ordered, so pics of those will be posted!
     
  8. therussells08

    therussells08 Roger, Simba One!

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    Great update! :thumbsup2 I hate that your plans kept having to change, but I think that you are going to have a blast in June 2012! It is so exciting that you get to go for so long and that you got that unplanned upgrade! We stayed at POFQ on our Disneymoon and loved it!

    I don't have any experience with BBB or Pirates League, but I have some experience with drinking around the world. Best beer in all of Epcot is the Oktoberfest in Germany. Also, make sure you try at Lapu Lapu or Pina Colava at Ohana. Plus, the Grand Marnier orange slushie in the French pavilion of WS is to die for! :lovestruc
     
  9. shelbys mommy

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    Thanks! It was killing me to have to keep changing my plans! But it worked out for the best due to us getting to stay longer & us staying at POR. I really didn't want to stay in a Louisiana based resort, since that's where I live, but hey I'm not complaining!

    Oooh thanks! I will have to add that once I post Ben's Drinking Around the World list!
     
  10. shelbys mommy

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    Day 1, June 16th: Magic Kingdom

    *Leave our hotel, since we are leaving the night before & getting a hotel to stay that night. We drove straight through last time & if you read my TR...NEVER again!!!!

    We are hoping to see this big beautiful sign around 9 or 10 am:cloud9::
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    *Check in at
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    That's right, Port Orleans Riverside! Now being from Louisiana, and SOUTH Louisiana at that, it was not my choice to stay there, it was the price that chose us to stay there. I am really hoping for a room in the Magnolia Section. The swampy looking section, well I see that just looking out of my front door.

    *Head to
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    Once we get everything settled in.

    *Very 1st thing is to go here:
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    Getting Shelby's 3rd haircut, her 2nd one at Disney & Brady to get his mohawk done!

    Head to
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    And do the following in no special order
    *The Enchanted Tiki Room-anxious to see the original since I have only seen the Under New Management one

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    Hoping to catch these Characters in Adventureland

    *Ariel in the Adventureland Gazebo

    *Jasmine & Aladdin near the Magic Carpets

    *Pirate Goofy by Pirates

    *Peter Pan by Pirates

    Stop for lunch at:
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    Next we will head to
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    And do these in no certain order:

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    And we are hoping to see these Characters at Frontierland

    *Woody & Jessie at Splash Mountain

    *Goofy at the Exit of Splash Mountain

    *Davy Crockett Donald across from Horseshoe Review

    Next we will head off to

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    And we will ride

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    I doubt we will do the Hall of Presidents. Ben & I did it back in 2007 & while it was a great place to get out of the rain, we wasn't impressed & I really don't think my kids will like it.

    Hoping to see these Characters at Liberty Square

    *Princess Tiana & Prince Naveen behind Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
    Mainly because Shelby is a Tiana freak! She went from calling her "Na-na" to "Tee-Na-Na" :lovestruc to now actually saying "Tiana". I was really hoping she would have kept one of the other 2 names for when she met her.:sad1:

    Eat dinner at
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    Next we will:

    *Head back to Resort to Rest

    *Return for Wishes, since we never did get to see it on our last trip

    *Head back to Resort to sleep & get ready for a very busy day 2 at MK!
     
  11. JoShan1719

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    Love the pictures! I imagine you typing all this up listening to a DIS podcast or Disradio lol. Can't wait to read more!
     
  12. shelbys mommy

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    :welcome: I love pictures! It always makes me feel more in the Disney spirit! I will have tons of pics in this ptr! I was actually listening to Gnomeo & Juliet playing on tv while my daughter was slowly drifting off to sleep! Most of the days I am listening to Four Parks One World or SOMETHING playing on the Disney Channel
     
  13. ddstratton

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    Hi there! I love a PTR with pictures :cool1: Sounds like you have some good plans already!
     
  14. shelbys mommy

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    :welcome: I hope to update again sometime today! And since I have 357 days left to go before we leave, this ptr will be filled with pictures!
     
  15. shelbys mommy

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    So last night Ben told me that him & his co worker had a heated discussion about Disney. I looked shocked & asked about what. Now Ben has been to Disney more times than I have, but thanks to the MANY websites & tons of Disney friends I know more than him & have schooled him in everything I know. I asked him what the discussion was about & he told me that his coworker & his wife are planning a Thanksgiving trip & it would be cheaper for them to stay OFF Disney property. He told him no it wouldn't. Enter heated discussion. So last night Ben had me go on the Disney site & give him prices for with & without the dining plan. Well of course I jumped on that! Anything to do more Disney planning! So I gave Ben the prices. This morning he tells me that he told his coworker the prices I gave to Ben. His coworker calls his wife, hangs up the phone, looks at Ben & says, "Would Joni mind if my wife gave her a call to ask questions about Disney?" Ben looked at him like he had 3 heads & said "Uh no! Joni LIVES for this!" I just had to share that quick bit :) No on to our regularly scheduled ptr!
     
  16. shelbys mommy

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    Day 2, June 17th: Magic Kingdom

    Wake up & head once again to
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    First thing is to do the
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    Since Shelby will now be 3! Yay!

    Followed by her photoshoot & then breakfast at
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    Characters At CRT: Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Belle, Aurora & Snow White

    Since the boys will be so done with Princesses & girly things we will then head to
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    Pirates League!

    Next on the list is Fantasyland!
    And in no special order we will ride:
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    Tangled Play & Greet! Shelby is another HUGE fan of "Tango Puzzle" as she calls it.

    We are hoping to see these Characters in Fantasyland

    *Fairy Godmother outside of the Castle on the backside

    *Mary Poppins Carousel

    *Peter Pan outside of the Castle Couture Store

    *Alice & White Rabbit at the Tea Cups

    *Tweedledee & Tweedledum at the Tea Cups

    *Lady Termaine, Anatasia, Drizella are roaming

    *Pinocchio outside of Village Haus

    Will stop for lunch at:

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    After we will head off to
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    And ride these in no special order:

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    Hoping to see these Characters at Tomorrowland

    *Buzz Lightyear near Carousel of Progress

    *Chip & Dale Rocket Tower Plaza Stage

    And hoping to see these Other MK Characters:

    Main Street USA

    Pluto-Town Square

    Daisy-Town Square

    Snow White-Town Square

    Aurora-Town Square

    Belle-Town Square Theater

    Cinderella-Town Square Theater

    Mickey & Minnie-Town Square Theater

    *Watch Wishes

    *Head back to Resort to sleep for a busy day at Epcot the next day!
     
  17. therussells08

    therussells08 Roger, Simba One!

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    Yay! Great updates! Your plans for MK look awesome. I'm so excited that you are doing the barber shop, BBB, and Pirates League! :thumbsup2 I LOVE Casey's Corner! We ate there for the first time on our last trip and we ended up eating there again because it was so good. I just want to swim around in that cheese sauce. It's delicious!!

    That's so cool that you get to help plan a Disney vacation! This is just one step closer to Joni: Disney TA! :woohoo:
     
  18. shelbys mommy

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    Thanks! We have to do the barber shop again! Brady would die if he couldn't get the mohawk colored again!:rotfl:. The BBB is a must & since I can't leave the boys out, we are gonna do Pirates League for them.

    So glad to hear that Casey's Corner is good. We haven't eaten at any of those places before. We are trying all new things, with the exception of a few.

    I am actually help planning about 6 people's Disney trips for 2012! :yay:
     
  19. shelbys mommy

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    We will start doing a monthly Disney Family Movie Night with a meal to match the movie. I need your help planning the meals!

    Lady & the Tramp-Spaghetti
    The Princess & the Frog-Gumbo
    Cars-Red Beans & Rice (think gas:rotfl2:)
    Finding Nemo-Fried Fish (or is that too cruel?)
    The Incrediables-????
    Toy Story 1-????
    Toy Story 2-????
    Toy Story 3-????
    Up-something with grape juice, but other than that???
    Tangled-????
    The Robinsons-????
    The Lion King-????

    HELP!!!
     
  20. ddstratton

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    Your Day 2 plans look like fun! How cool that you're helping others out with their trips. I love doing that, too! Hmm.... I'll have to think on it, and see if I can come up with any meal suggestions for your movies.....
     
  21. shelbys mommy

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    Thanks! I love helping people with their trips! And please do, I am open to all suggestions!
     

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