The Official October 2013 Trip Planning Thread

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  1. crazy4wdw

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  3. L-Harper

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    ..Hello Everyone! :wave2:

    I am your hostess, L-Harper, and I will be with your here at The Official October 2013 Thread as we embark on our amazing vacations to Walt Disney World! :tink: When you join us, please tell us your dates of travel, the resort you're staying at (optional), and if you're celebrating anything special! I will keep a {nearly} daily updated list. :surfweb:

    *Note: This thread was merged with another thread so that's why the first 6 or so pages are a bit wonky.*



    October 2013 DISers

    22-4 ~ Mrs.viv07
    26-6 ~ daisy_77 (Pop Century)
    26-6 ~ ash-n-brensmom (Wyndham Bonnet Creek then on the Dream) - Happy 18th Anniversary!
    28-5 ~ fizbobunny (Boardwalk Villa / HRH) Celebrating 18 Months of SMObriety!
    28-6 ~ momabaarjo (?) |PTR|
    29-4 ~ MLinDisney (Beach Club)
    1-7 ~ reynm7v0 (Coronado Springs)
    1-22 ~ baylie666 (Art of Animation) - Nan & Sister's Birthday!
    2-8 ~ Rokwynd (All Star Music) - Happy Birthday!
    2-8 ~ PrincessInOz (?)
    2-8 ~ AJECAR (Pop Century) - DD's 7th Birthday!
    2-11 ~ DaniMoon (Art of Animation) - Children's First WDW Vacation!
    3-9 ~ mtfarlin (Port Orleans -Riverside) - Sister's Birthday!
    3-13 ~ Shawnakemp2 (Pop Century & Star Island)
    5-9 ~ Meetmeinmontauk
    5-10 ~ SEASONK (All Star Movies or Port Orleans -Riverside)
    5-10 ~ SlightlyocdDisneyfan (Polynesian)
    5-11 ~ Macavity72 (Art of Animation)
    5-12 ~ whitney37354 (Ft. Wilderness)
    5-18 ~ jillily (Fort Wilderness) - Happy 5th Anniversary and DH's & Children's Birthdays!
    6-? ~ DreamingPink (Port Orleans - French Quarter)
    6-10 ~ SAT887 (Bay lake Tower) - Happy Anniversary!
    6-12 ~ piratemamaof3 (Port Orleans -Riverside)
    6-13 ~ jennytmitch (Port Orleans -Riverside)
    6-17 ~ pooh'smate (Pop Century)
    7-12 ~ moose615 (VGC in Disneyland)
    8-12 ~ That Mom (Beach Club Villas) - Grandson's First WDW Vacation!
    11-16 ~ Eoywin (Art of Animation)
    12-19 ~ brettcw23 (?)
    13-19 ~ BLeeS (Animal Kingdom Lodge) - Children's First WDW Vacation!
    14-20 ~ teetee830 (Beach Club)
    15-20 ~ grinder6 (Grand Villa) - Wife & Daughter's First WDW Vacation!
    16-21 ~ dollpens (?) - DH & DD's First WDW Vacation!
    17-20 ~ PRmamiPEdos (Boardwalk or Beach Club) - Happy Anniversary!
    15-20 ~ Tallent (Sarasota Springs)
    17-21 ~ QDinFL (Art of Animation)
    17-22 ~ sarahkate60120 (Port Orleans -French Quarter - DD's 8th Birthday!
    17-27 ~ Quackerjack (Bay Lake Tower)
    18-20 ~ L-Harper (off-site)
    18-23 ~ MISSYLEXI (Port Orleans - Riverside)
    18-26 ~ bballmom2 (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
    18-26 ~ tdonnell56 (Old Key West or Saratoga Springs)
    18-27 ~ MercMom (Polynesian) - Children's First WDW Vacation!
    19-24 ~ ellismom (Port Orleans - French Quarter)
    19-26 ~ dfGoofy (Coronado Springs)
    19-26 ~ sammyjo1871 (Caribbean Beach)
    19-27 ~ PeanutButterMom (Art of Animation or Port Orleans)
    19-27 ~ Rivka (?)
    20 - 24 ~ mrbaird (Art of Animation)
    20-25 ~ summersalt (Grand Floridian)
    20-26 ~ LINYMOM (Port Orleans -French Quarter)
    20-27 ~ Chrystyna (?)
    20-27 ~ puertorican00676 (Wilderness Lodge) - Happy Birthday!
    20-27 ~ crazy4wdw (Port Orleans -French Quarter)
    20-28 ~ BreezysMom (Polynesian)
    20-31 ~ Sorcerina (Saratoga Springs)
    21-25 ~ xxunluv3dlizxx (Pop Century)
    21-25 ~ ernie76 (Bay Lake Tower) - Happy 15th Anniversary! DGS2's First WDW Vacation!
    21-4 ~ Littlenemo (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
    23-29 ~ Newbie123 (Art of Animation)
    25-2 ~ DisneyLvr55 (Art of Animation)
    26-29 ~ IWISHFORDISNEY (Polynesian) - Happy Birthday to DH and Baby Jack!
    26-2 ~ nonnasally (Bay Lake Tower)
    26-3 ~ cfw213 (Saratoga Springs & Bay Lake Tower)
    26-3 ~ heatherbynum (Port Orleans - Riverside)
    26-3 ~ momto2inKC (Art of Animation)
    26-6 ~ weswife (Bay Lake Tower and Beach Club) - Happy 25th Anniversary!
    27-3 ~ LadyBeBop (Wyndham Bonnet Creek) - DGD's 5th Birthday!
    27-4 ~ shenaniganzz (Coronado Springs)
    28-6 ~ wezee (Port Orleans - French Quarter)
    28-6 ~ abbybeth (Port Orleans - French Quarter)
    28-6 ~ momabaarjo (Caribbean Beach & Pop Century)
    29-5 ~ lmbraun (?) ~ Happy 40th Birthday!
    29-11 ~ disneygirl910 (Pop Century or Art of Animation) - DDs First Trips!
    29-12 ~ MrRomance (Saratoga Springs)
    30-29 ~ owynn (Animal Kingdom Villas) - Honeymoon!
    31-9 ~ FigmentChick (Port Orleans - Riverside)
    Unknown Dates ~ Suzimar57
    Unknown Dates ~ ddstratton |PTR|
    Unknown Dates ~ rnmomuch
    Unknown Dates ~ nikki7680 (Port Orleans - Riverside)
    Unknown Dates ~ disneychic33
    Unknown Dates ~ GirlOutlaw
    Unknown Dates ~ nedac
    Unknown Dates ~ Jennifer84 (Coronado Springs)


     
  4. L-Harper

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    :welcome: to everyone! I have updated the first post with everyone who has posted up to this point. I am SO excited to get chatting about our plans! What all do you have planned so far? Any solid ADR choices yet? We have about half of our's figured out.

    Happy Holidays! :goodvibes
     
  5. SAT887

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    We are planning our trip as an anniversary trip, my girls are right now 18 months and 3- so our plan is signature restaurants and staying out late :) We would like to try Jiko, Citricos, Flying Fish and Artists Point... We just did California Grill in December for a 2nd time....

    We also purchased PAP's so as would like to try a waterpark and Disney quest. We had fun doing these on our honeymoon ;)
     
  6. SAT887

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    I don't know how to edit this from my phone- but my kiddos will be home- hence the signatures and staying out late :)
     
  7. L-Harper

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    How fun! I cannot wait to do an adults only trip with my hubby. I'm hoping for January 2014 for that since both of our birthdays are in January. If we do, I'm thinking of doing the Deluxe Dining Plan.

    So far our "for sure" ADR's are Cinderella's Royal Table, Sanaa, 'Ohana, and Be Our Guest all dinners. Our "possibles" list is Tusker House (lunch), Teppan Edo, T-Rex, Crystal Palace (breakfast), Coral Reef and Biergarten. We only have 8 TS credits, so I clearly need to edit that list down. :laughing:
     
  8. SAT887

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    We are excited :)

    Your ADR ideas sound great! We recently did CRT, Sanaa, 'Ohana, Crystal Palace (breakfast) and Coral Reef on our last trip. We loved CRT, it was the best meal of our trip (food was good, service wonderful and character interaction AMAZING) We loved the food at Sanaa great flavors, 'Ohana was good and the fact DH did the hula with my 3yo made it awesome, Crystal Palace was ok but worth every penny for or pre park opening PP pictures (an empty Main Street is awesome!) and we really enjoyed coral reef, the food was great and we had great service!
     
  9. FigmentChick

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    As much as I am more in November 2013 then October, I am still arriving on the 31st.

    So excited to say I bought our train tickets already!!!! We're taking the AutoTrain down and are very excited at this new "adventure" we're going to have!
     
  10. L-Harper

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    So, we may be changing our plans a bit for our October trip. It may just be DH and I that are going to WDW. We may do our family vacation local so that it isn't so expensive this year and pushing our family WDW back to next year. It makes it a perfect time for DH to go and have that adults only trip! I'm insanely excited at this possibility. I just kind of feel really bad about going and not taking the kids. :sad1:
     
  11. L-Harper

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    My vision is that going to CRT for the very first time on our arrival night to be SO magical! :goodvibes Magic Kingdom is our must-do park on our arrival night so to just head in, look around the new Fantastyland for a few, then going to the castle for dinner gives me goosebumps.

    Yay! That sounds like it would be so much fun!
     
  12. Tallent

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    We're not booked yet but planning to go Oct 17-21. It'll be a more relaxed trip (only doing 1-2 park days) with the sole purpose being MNNSHP. Planning on going with friends so that'll be a first too. Since it's a short trip we're looking at staying at one of the values (looked at Bonnet Creek but with a rental car it became more than values so...)--we usually stat Mod but have stayed at Pop and ASMusic. Looking at Movies this time but we'll see. Don't want to book anything till we get back from our Jan trip.

    itinerary would be something like this:

    Thurs--arrive late afternoon
    Fri--ak or dhs
    Sat--ak or dhs or just a pool/mini golf or maybe water park day
    Sun--relax, MNSSHP
    Mon--sleep in, pool, leave mid afternoon
     
  13. moose615

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    Hi all , I was a part of the other 2013 Oct thread, my DD5 and I are booked at VGC Oct. 7th-12th for our first trip to DL , I am really excited but keeping it a surprise from DD because she knew about our last trip for 4 months and it was torture for her, we are also going to WDW for a quick weekend trip in March and staying at BLT (expiring SW tickets ) looking forward to both trips but can't wait to explore DL in Oct
     
  14. L-Harper

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    :welcome: I have you both added to the first post!
     
  15. sarahkate60120

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    I have not booked the trip yet, but hope to soon for October 17 -22. My daughter will turn 8 on the trip and is so excited about the idea of getting to be at her favorite place on her birthday. pixiedust:

    We will either be stying at POR or POFQ. Can we be added to the list?
     
  16. L-Harper

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    :welcome: I have added you to the list! How exciting that your daughter gets to celebrate her birthday in Disney World! Is she still into princesses? Has she requested anything in particular to do while she's there for her birthday? :goodvibes
     
  17. mtfarlin

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    have booked POR for Oct 3-9th...going with my sister (her B'day), my niece (leaving hubby home) our cousin and myself:):) Can't wait for Oct to get here!!!!!!
     
  18. sarahkate60120

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    Yes, still very much into princesses. We were last at Disney in mid December of 2011. What Anna wants most is to have the makeover at BBB. I will try to schedule an early time on her birthday so she can truly feel like a princess on her birthday.
     
  19. L-Harper

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    :welcome: I have you added to the first page. That sounds like such a fun trip! I'm assuming your cousin is female and it will be an all girls trip? I would love that!
     
  20. That Mom

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    DH and I are going Oct 8-12, staying at BCV. This will be his first trip in at least 15 years, DD and DS have been my Disney buddies. The only thing that will get him there is our new grandson (born on Halloween, 2012) I know he is a bit young but I am hoping for baby time while his mom and dad have some time for themselves. Purely thinking of them, of course :laughing:
     
  21. QDinFL

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    I am planning a trip for the 17th- 21st. I am very excited. I think we will be staying at AOA. There are 5 of us going. Myself, hubby and son who will be 5. My brother in law and his son who will be 17 will also be joining us. I haven't been since my son was one so I am very excited. I used to go 3 times a year. So, it feels like its been forever!
     

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