Discussion in 'Countdowns and Live Reports' started by Corrine 1973, Jun 20, 2012.
PTR stands for Pre Trip Report. TR means Trip Report.
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I'm ineligible b/c my DH works in the travel industry but I think it would be pretty fun!
Thanks! I would absolutely love to serve on the Panel.
I am so excited for this trip! I can't wait to spend Mother's Day in Epcot!!
We will be staying April 29- May 7 2013 at Marriott's Cypress Harbour. It will be me, DH, DD9, and DD8. It will be our daughters first time flying, visiting Florida, Disney World, and IOA!!! We haven't told them yet
Hoping for great weather and short lines.
First of all let me appologize for not being around for awhile. I just got a new job and I have been busy trying to market myself. If anyone is intrested in looking at my fan page on Facebook send me a PM and I will send you the link. Talking about Facebook, for all of you new to the page don't forget to come over and check us out on Facebook. The link is on the first post of the thread.
Welcome to the thread RyMacJ. How exciting to stay at the new resort. Do you know what section you are staying at? It's nice to have so many things to occupy are time, but I think I will be like you and start stressing about my plans once January rolls around.
I added you to the list, though if you want me to include your leaving date you will need to let me know.
Welcome to the thread fallen_angel727. I add you to the list.
Welcome exitedtwimmama. How excited to spend your first trip at WDW celebrating your twins birthday. Please feel to ask any questions you might have. Have you looked into having lunch or dinner at the new Restaurant Be Our Guest. I have seen pictures of it and it looks gourgous.
Added you to the list.
Welcome Disneylvr. I am so sorry you had to change your September dates (such a great time to go) but I am glad that we get to benifit from that change. I know what you mean about school. I would love to take my kids out of school to see the christmas lights at WDW but I don't want to take the kids out of school and refuse to deal with Christmas break crowds.
I will gladly ad you to the list on post 2 if you let me know what your dates are, but it looks like we will be there just about the same time.
Welcome to the thread RobertLC. We will be staying at POFQ as well and since we are getting down there on the 26th we might just run into each other.
Just added ou to the list.
Welcome Disneymaddness. POR is a lovely resort. Just added you to the list.
Welcom the group Grandmaof2. Just added you to the list.
Welcome StuffedwFluff. I would love to add you to the list on post 2 if you would share your dates.
Welcome Bnb0627. Sounds like you have a busy week planned. Plus it is a suprise? How exciting. Just added you to the list.
Wow this looks like a great group.
I think we've planned our Dream Trip (even though DSs don't know yet). We arrive on the 27 of April and are staying 6 nights at BWV (renting points) and then on to a 7 night Eastern Caribbean on the Fantasy and then one night post cruise at AKV (again rented points).
Looking forward to counting down with everyone!
Congrats on the job. What are you doing?
We are now strongly considering going the last week of May/Memorial Day week (May 25-June 1). We don't have anything booked yet because we are trying to decide between this week and the third week of August. I am hoping that the summer crowds won't be in full force yet if we go the last week of May; but I am concerned that with the Memorial Day holiday, Gay Days, and Star Wars weekend all going on that week that crowds will be really high. We are hoping for moderate level crowds and hot (but not as humid and rainy) weather by going that week; plus it would be both a short week and the week before my kids' last week of school so they won't miss much. So I am trying to decide if this is a good week to go to WDW.
Your travel dates are almost the same as our's. We arrive on the 22nd and depart on June 1st. The majority of our trips have been taken during this same time frame. If you aren't interested in Star Wars Weekends, then I'd say avoid Hollywood Studios on the weekends. We've been to SWW and it was crowded! Gay Days didn't really effect the crowds all that much nor did we find that Memorial Day did. We usually stay away from the Magic Kingdom on the weekends and chose one of the other parks instead.
In addition to what mickeystoontown said, you can check the schedule for which park the Gay Days is scheduled for. Typically that park is a little more crowded, but we haven't found it that much more crowded. Memorial Day weekend is usually more crowded because of locals.
Here's the park days for Gay Days. The only real crowded day I think you'll notice is MK on Saturday. I'd do a different park that day if you are worried about crowds
Thank you for this info. We will most likely just follow the easy wdw or touring plans recommended parks for each day with the exception of one day at HS for SWW as my DH is a big Star Wars fan So we will just have to deal with the heavy crowds on that particular day. We will probably arrive Memorial Day weekend so we will have to figure out a plan for the best parks for that weekend, although we are considering doing a day at Sea World or Legoland before starting our week at the Disney parks. Not sure yet. When we went to WDW during the third week of August last year, the crowd levels were moderate and reasonable IMO (mostly 6's all week). Would you consider the last week of May to be comparable to that? Also, what is the weather like at the end of May? I know it is very hot and I don't mind the heat, but a little less rain and humidity would be nice Thanks
Seriously considering moving back to our original April dates. Crowds are predicted 5-6 all week and prices are a tad lower than our May week. I'm torn really because once I got used to the idea of going in May I was excited. Our oldest would have a birthday on this trip and I think it would be really special but it's going to come down to my DH. He has work commitments both weeks so he has to decide which one he can miss or reschedule.
I am going on May 26- June 1st so I really hope that you choose this date and we can run into each other. LOL. Have to checked out the Facebook page yet? I definatly recommend it.
I promise to be back tomorrow and add the new people.
Corrine, our end date is May 11th. We're staying in the Nemo section (I let my girls pick)
ok def sticking with May dates unless FD comes out for our April backup dates. I called using my husband's interline and priced out room only for 5/25-6/1
AoA LK Suite 7 nights
POR only had Royal Rooms avail - 1060.44 and we'd need 2 rooms since we are 5
AKV-Kidani 1BR 2831.04 standard view or 3232.59 for Savannah view it's a tad cheaper to rent points but if I use this I get daily housekeeping and control the reservation myself.
part of me thinks we should do AoA since we'll be together, it's new, and DH and I could get a sep room. I'd really love AKV though for the kitchen since we'd have to pay for food OOP. Still playing with numbers
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Corrine we should meet up somewhere since our dates overlap
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I'm coming, I'm coming!!!
I just booked today!
Coming with my 2 boys (6 and 5 years old).
Staying May 15 to 19th at Pop Century,
and then we are moving over to the Caribbean Beach Resort for 3 nights!
And their first Star Wars weekend!
My ADR's and Park Itinerary:
Wednesday, May 1st: NO ADR
Thursday, May 2nd: Animal Kingdom
****8:00 a.m. ADR Tusker House
Friday, May 3rd: Magic Kingdom (Rope Drop)
****1:10 p.m. ADR Kona Cafe'
Saturday, May 4th: NO PARK SCHEDULED
****5:20 p.m. ADR O'Hana. May head to a park for Fireworks, Fantasmic...
Sunday, May 5th: Hollywood Studios (Rope Drop)
****12:40 p.m. ADR 50's Prime Time Cafe'
Monday, May 6th: Epcot (Rope Drop)
****5:15 p.m. ADR Cape May Cafe Clamback
Tuesday, May 7th: NO PARK SCHEDULED
****11:30 a.m. ADR Fulton's Crab House
Wednesday, May 8th: Magic Kingdom
****8:05 a.m. ADR Cinderella's Royal Table
Thursday, May 9th: NO PARK SCHEDULED
****6:20 p.m. ADR Via Napoli
Friday, May 10th: NO ADR
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