Who wants to plan with me? mid Nov - mid Dec - We're up to 110! WOW!

Discussion in 'Doing the Happy Dance!' started by newtodis, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. newtodis

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    Title pretty much says it all! Who wants to plan a late November/early December trip with me? We can keep each other up to date with changes to park hours and the like.

    Page 3, post 31 has a bunch of helpful planning links. I'll continue to add them here as I come across them or they're posted here.

    Here are our planning buddies:

    newtodis
    *Where are you staying? Off site in a home
    *When are you going? Nov 24 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DS5, DS3, our friends (boyfriend and girlfriend) and their kids, her DS14 and his DD13 and now DMIL.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Crystal Palace breakfast, CRT breakfast, Ohana breakfast, Chef Mickey's breakfast
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, seeing the castle
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Thinking about using Tour Guide Mike just because I'm nervous about going at such a busy time right after Thanksgiving
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I'm listening to shoutcast.com's free Disney music! We're also gonna make a countdown calendar - maybe on Saturday - and we're always talking about what we want to see and do!

    discott71
    *Where are you staying? AKV - Kidani 1 bedroom
    *When are you going? Date change Novmeber 26 - Dec 5th
    *Who's in your group? DH, Me, DS (11), DD(8), DD(5.5)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Donalds TH breakfast, LeCelier, Chefs DeFrance, Tutto Italia, Crystal Palace, and 1900 Park Fare
    *What are you looking most forward to? Christmas Decorations and MVMCP
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? TGM
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Looking at TGM and DIS trip reports from that same time frame in 2009

    tinkerfan1
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going? Nov 26 - Dec 5
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    PAcpl
    *Where are you staying? As of now the Animal Kingdom Villas. Hoping to switch to Boardwalk at the 7 month mark.
    *When are you going? Nov 27 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Just my wife and I.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to? Everything! This will be our first trip to Disney during the holidays
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Tour Guide Mike
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Reading, reading, reading!

    disneyfan55
    *Where are you staying? CBR
    *When are you going? Nov 28 - Dec 5 We may leave the 4th since we are driving and my daughter and son in law don't think they can take Mon. off as well.
    *Who's in your group? Me, my husband, daughter, son in law and grandson.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? O'Hana's and Teppan edo. We ate at a few new places last week when visiting, and I felt the quality when down and prices up. We have TIW so we will decide over the next few months.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing the Christmas decorations again. In all the trips we (my daughter and I only ) have gone once for that and really enjoyed seeing the decorations and MVMCP.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I check allears for menu updates and WDW site for park hours and any specials going on keep watch for AP discounts better than the PIN or bounceback rate we have now of 35% off. We really have a good price since it's value season for the week we go!
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? We were just there last week so WDW is fresh in our minds!

    AmberHeartsDisney
    *Where are you staying? POLY!!
    *When are you going? Nov 29 - Dec 7
    *Who's in your group? Just me and the Fiancee (My friend Lisa in FL might join us for one day)
    *ADRS?Im still up in the air on this one. We might be a tour though
    *What are you looking most forward to? Wonderful Disney Magic :D
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? i like allears.net but i mainly use disboards
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I poke around on Disboards, and happily use my new Disney Visa to earn money for our vacation haha

    Dee77
    *Where are you staying? LV
    *When are you going? Nov 26 - Dec 5
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    Riviera510
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going? Nov 25 - Dec 3
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    SabbyR
    *Where are you staying? Beach Club
    *When are you going? Nov 30 - Dec 13
    *Who's in your group? My Dh, 3 dds, and MIL and FIL are all coming.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?I hope we are able to get into the castle to eat. cant wait for MVMCP
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    ILVPOOH
    *Where are you staying? CBR
    *When are you going? Nov 27 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DS13, DS13, and my parents.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Le Cellier, California Grill (20th anniversay dinner). But we will mostly be eating at counter service places.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing the Christmas decorations, the new Toy Story Mania Ride and HARRY POTTER at Universal!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I also use allearsnet.com and the official Walt Disney World site.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Visiting the websites looking at pictures of the resort, watching the DVD and ordering the free maps.

    cindykelley
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going? Nov 28 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    mom of 3 blondes
    *Where are you staying? CBR?
    *When are you going? Nov 20 - Dec 9
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    Local Girl
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going? Nov 24 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    NC State
    *Where are you staying? ASMu
    *When are you going? Nov 26 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    disneymomma1978
    *Where are you staying? CBR (hopefully Jamaica!!)
    *When are you going? 11/28-12/7/10
    *Who's in your group? me, DH and our DD3
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Chef Mickey, Crystal Palace, Le Cellier
    *What are you looking most forward to? seeing the castle all lit up!! I already warned my DH I'm going to cry when I see it lit up at night!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears, WDW site
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? checking all my disney sites every single day!! when it gets closer, we'll make a chain countdown!

    pixie dust88
    *Where are you staying? Right now it's between POFQ and Coronado Springs.
    *When are you going? First or second week in December.
    *Who's in your group? My fiancee and me.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? I'm not sure what that is...
    *What are you looking most forward to? RNR Coaster, Mission Space, and the MK in general.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Not really.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I bought the 2010 edition of Passporters Guide to WDW and ordered the free planning dvd. I've also been watching youtube videos of different attractions and things pertaining to the history of WDW.

    princessTS
    *Where are you staying? Windsor Hills "Mickey's World II" (2nd time)
    *When are you going? December 4-12th
    *Who's in your group? Me(42), DH(48), DS10, DD8, DM(60) and DA(70)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Ohana's Dinner, Teppan Edo Dinner, CP breakfast, CRT breakfast, 1900 Park Fair dinner
    *What are you looking most forward to? Celebrating my birthday in the Magic Kingdom,TOT, RNR, Breakfast in the castle
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? TGM
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I am planning with TGM, reading the Unofficial Guide to Disney and lurking the boards everyday!

    Crazy Disney Fan
    *Where are you staying? Split stay Bonnet Creek/ BWV
    *When are you going? Nov 23-Dec 6
    *Who's in your group? Me(28), DH(28), DS10, DD8, and DS(1)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Cali Grill, Teppan Edo, Kona, CRT breakfast, and Le Cellier.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Baby Jax's First WDW trip, MK at night
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears, WDW site, touringplans
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Obsess over the boards, jotting down notes (everywhere), planning outfits, etc.

    Disneydonnam
    *Where are you staying? Bay Lake Tower
    *When are you going? Dec 5 - 12
    *Who's in your group? DH and me
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    oregonmommyof2
    *Where are you staying? Wilderness Lodge Woods View
    *When are you going? Nov 28-Dec 7
    *Who's in your group? DH and I
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Oh Wow... That could be a long list...
    *What are you looking most forward to? Spending some quality time with DH and no kids! Not looking forward to turning 30 on Dec. 1st!!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Allears, and tourguidemike
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Just started our PTR!!!

    loveysbydesign
    *Where are you staying? Windsor Hills..not sure which place yet!
    *When are you going? Nov. 12-21
    *Who's in your group? Me, dh. 3 kids ages 11, 8, 3 and in-laws!
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Garden Grill, Tusker House and/or Chef Mickey's!
    *What are you looking most forward to? Sharing the magic with my in-laws. Then have NEVER been to WDW!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? AllEars, TGM
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Going over our park maps with the in-laws to figure out what we can all do together. Planning to book our flights soon..a soon as they open up the dates! Looking for a place at WH.

    neld257
    *Where are you staying? Right now it's between POFQ and Coronado Springs.
    *When are you going? November 28 - December 4
    *Where are you staying? the Cabins at Fort Wilderness
    *Who's in your group? me, DH, DS(13), DD(12), and my parents
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Chef Mickey's dinner and "Ohana breakfast
    *What are you looking most forward to? everything!!! we loved everything Disney
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? just about every Disney site I can find
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? lots of reading on the disboards, looking at room pictures, checking out ADR options

    bouncy54
    *When are you going? November 12 - November 21
    *Where are you staying? Renting a 4 bedroom villa in Sunset Lakes Community.
    *Who's in your group? Me(58), DH(58), Son(20), Son(30), Son(35), Son's Friend(21), Grandson(14), Grandson(11)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? None this time.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Epcot!!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? All I can find!
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Read DIS Trip Reports, Watch home movies of our Disneyland vacations, browse pictures of our one and only WDW vacation, watch Disney movies.

    Kittycat9
    *Where are you staying? AKL Club (Sav.Stnd)
    *When are you going? Nov 28 - Dec 4 (booked, but might add 26-27 w/deal)
    *Who's in your group? DH, and Boys (ages 6 & 3, almost 7 & 4 then)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? DxDP (le Cellier, jiko?)
    *What are you looking most forward to? Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Special
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Are there others? Would love to know.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Reading, deciding where we want to go, planning - Getting my strategy in place.

    THEJOEL
    *Where are you staying? Port Orleans Riverside
    *When are you going? Nov 30 - Dec 6
    *Who's in your group? ME 34 DW 37 DD 4
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT, Biergarten and Teppan Edo
    *What are you looking most forward to? Food and it will be our very first trip!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? No but I bought the passporter's travel guide
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning, planning and more planning!! Gonna beef up on a few movies when we get closer to the date.

    lee d
    *Where are you staying? WL Wods View w/ BB's
    *When are you going? Dec 5 - Dec 12
    *Who's in your group? M 40, DW 33, DS 6, DS 2, DS 8MOS
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CP,Liberty,Biergarten
    *What are you looking most forward to? watching and enjoying our kids for the first time
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? No
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? alot of planning, notes, showing vid's of disney honeymoon to boys, once a month giving a small " disney surprise" to my boys until ec

    tink713
    *Where are you staying? AKV Nov 25-28. Then AKL Nov 28-29 with the Platinum Dining Plan so we can do V&A and a bunch of tours. THen we are staying at the Poly Nov 29-Dec 5!
    *When are you going? November 24 or 25-December 5th.
    *Who's in your group? DH and I
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? We decided to do the DxDP again (we LOVE food!), we are also going to do V&A's. We are hoping for ADR's at Flying Fish, Jiko, CG, Narcoossee's, V&A's, Boma, Citricos, Brown Derby, CRT, Raglan Road and probably a few others.
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, an Illuminations Cruise, GF tea party, Behind the Magic Tour, Universal Studios, POR carriage ride, and lunch with an Imagineer. We are also considering doing ICE at Gaylord Palms, not sure though, I haven't heard much about it. Also hoping the Wishes dessert party will be back by then.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? The only other site I use to help plan is DisneyWorld.com.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? We are going in 26 more days to hold us over until our big Christmas time trip. We are so excited to see all the Christmas decorations and see Osbourne Lights again.

    exwdwcm
    *Where are you staying? BLT one bedroom, lake view
    *When are you going? Dec 4-11
    *Who's in your group? Me (Michelle), Hubby, Son- William (3) and DH's parents (first trip!)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Crystal Palace breakfast, Chef Mickey's breakfast, Le Cellier dinner (or lunch), Teppan Edo dinner, JIKO dinner, Ohana dinner (then some meals in the room since we have a kitchen for the first time!)
    *What are you looking most forward to? sharing the magic with first timers. Watching our son enjoy the 'snow' again! Trying out JIKO. Staying in BLT! Watching WISHES from the lounge at BLT!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears.net
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? listening to the DIS unplugged podcast (did the podcast cruise last year!) and Disney radio stations on live 365 at work. Visiting here of course. Planning the itinerary, sharing photos with DS.

    princess-rn
    *Where are you staying? POFQ (DH and fam are from New Orleans..I find it ironic that we are staying here. It's the cleanest FQ they will ever see! ) it's our FAVORITE Mod resort!
    *When are you going? Dec 4-11
    *Who's in your group? Me, my husband, our son (will be 8 yrs old), husband's Mom, Dad and sister. *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CP dinner package at Le Cellier, Chef Mickey's (first night tradition), LTT(for MVMCP), Ohana, 1900 Park Fare (with Cinderella)....
    *What are you looking most forward to? just being in WDW again for the wonderful Christmas season and sharing it with more family!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears.net and disboards of course! *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? hanging out on disboards, reading past trip reports, looking at pics from trips...

    HunnyPots
    *Where are you staying? Offsite
    *When are you going? 12/11 - 18
    *Who's in your group? Self, DH, DD22, DS19
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, Christmas decorations
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    jewels1916
    *Where are you staying? Coronado Springs
    *When are you going? 12/9 - 13
    *Who's in your group? Self and two friends
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    tsmack78
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going? 11/24 - 29
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    shinysparklybubbles
    *Where are you staying? ASMU family suite
    *When are you going? Nov 14-20
    *Who's in your group? Me (28) DH (28) DS (22 months) and my parents
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? depends on if we get FD
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? nope. can't handle another one!
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? spending way too much time on here


    dato63
    *Where are you staying? FW Cabins. We tried them last year, and it was a hit even with DH.
    *When are you going? 11/25 - 12/4
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH John, and DDs Madison & Makayla (will be 7)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? A lot. Would like to try Ohana for dinner, Crystal Palace & Chef Mickey's for breakfast. Those will be 1st for us. Then favorites like HDDR, Bierngarten, 1900 Park Fare, Tony's, Askerhush, and several more.
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, the campfire at FW and just looking at the campsite decorations again. My DH bought a used golf cart and is fixing it up for this year, just to see the sites.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears.net And some friends who are addicted to planning.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? My DDs love to look at the maps. So we go through our Passporter and try to figure out new rides to try, and they like to figure out old ones if they can find them. We have made our mousekeeping envleopes already - and remember special moments from the previous trips.

    natenapril
    WHERE: Pop
    WHO: Me, DH, DD(13), DD(8), DS(5), Ddad(53), his girlfriend
    ADRs: Chef Mickeys and unsure of the rest
    other sites: allears
    Getting into the disney spirit: stocking up on glow sticks and little toys to keep my younger ones entertained
    Looking forward to the most: MVMCP

    MomofKatie
    WHO: DD12 and me and DD's BFF
    WHERE:offsite, staying on DH's accumulated hotel points
    WHEN:11/9 -11/14
    ADRs: might not do any TS this trip
    OTHER SITES: Mousesavers, Intercot, Allears
    GETTING INTO THE DISNEY SPIRIT: planning!!!
    LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST: seeing the Christmas decorations

    Tinker Tam
    *Where are you staying? Pop Century
    *When are you going? Nov 30-Dec 9.
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD4 and DS3 (3 at time of trip)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? I see tons I would love to get. Highest on my list is CRT, CP, and Le Cellier
    *What are you looking most forward to? This is the first trip for all of us...so I am looking forward to EVERYTHING!!!! Can't wait to see my children's reactions
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Just the DISboards...not sure I have enough hours in the day for any other site.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Right now I just hang out here in the DISboards and try to gather as much info as I can. I just feel like it is soooo far away.

    dolphindan1
    *Where are you staying? Bonnet Creek
    *When are you going? Nov 13th - 21st
    *Who's in your group? me, DW, DS 9, DS 14, DSIL, DMIL, DNeice 1st trip
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? nothing really...princess breakfast at Norway 1st sitting and Chef Mickeys
    *What are you looking most forward to? My neice's 1st trip
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? TGM, ridemax, allears, DIS of course, oh undercover tourist
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? DIS boards and trying to help people have a great trip, Disney Movies, Disney changing background on computer

    Fantasmic23
    *Where are you staying? Pop
    *When are you going? 11/28 – 12/4
    *Who's in your group? Self and DH
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? LTT
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? 2010 Birnbaum’s Guide and Mousejunkies books
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    Katie & Glen
    *Where are you staying? AKL Savannah view
    *When are you going? 12/9 - 16
    *Who's in your group? Self, DH, DSS
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Tony’s, Whispering Canyon Cafe
    *What are you looking most forward to? Christmas decorations, parades, rides
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? DIS, allears.net, Birnbaums Guide to the World for Kids
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    ethansmommy
    *Where are you staying? Wilderness Lodge
    *When are you going? November 13-20th
    *Who's in your group? Me(28), Dh(27), Ds(5 at time of trip)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Le Cellier and Kona
    *What are you looking most forward to? Spending a week with my family in the best place on earth.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? TGM, Allears, Mousesavers
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning different things for us to do/try this time around

    adaygaby
    *Where are you staying? AllStar Sports
    *When are you going? Nov 21 - Nov 26
    *Who's in your group? DS6 & Myself
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Chef Mickey and Ohana's
    *What are you looking most forward to? Having TONS of fun w/ my 6yr old and his looking forward to the "big" rides
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? no
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Surfing the Disboard

    aarm1017
    *Where are you staying? POFQ
    *When are you going? Nov 13-20
    *Who's in your group? Me (34) DH (33) DS (6) DS (4)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? haven't decided yet
    *What are you looking most forward to? seeing the look on my childrens' faces
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? nope. touringguides.com
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? reading and researching everything I possibly can!

    marciemouse
    *Where are you staying? AKL Kidani dedicated 2 bedroom savanna view (and this is our first time in anything higher than a value!)
    *When are you going? December 4-12
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD, my dad, friends (a married couple) who are like family to us
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? no real expectations, we do mostly CS
    *What are you looking most forward to? Taking DD on her first Disney trip since we adopted her (she'll be 3 then), staying at a deluxe villa, and all the Christmas decorations
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Sometimes I peek at allears and mousesavers, as well as the Disney website.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Why, this of course! And I'm wearing a Tinkerbell shirt today!

    MamaJesse
    *Where are you staying? POR
    *When are you going? Dec. 4th - 11th
    *Who's in your group? See siggy below
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? One character breakfast, either Chef Mickey or Cape May.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing all the Christmas decorations, and being back in Disney.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I hop over to allears.net for menus and mousesavers for offsite meal deals. (We'll probably spend as much on food as we do on the hotel. And that's with coupons and kids eat free nights )ETA - we got a pin code for room rate so our food budget isn't THAT insane
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? We are doing monthly countdown movie nights. And we already counted our first container of spare change towards the trip

    bluesuzy77
    *Where are you staying? WL woods view
    *When are you going? November 29 - December 5
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DS (7), DD (5), Mom (70th birthday), Dad, Brother, & Nephew (5)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Haven't gotten that far but hoping to have a nice birthday celebration for my mom
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing all the Christmas decorations, and being back in Disney.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?Allears.net and TGM
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Just reading the disboards!!!

    harpinjean
    *Where are you staying? Wilderness Lodge
    *When are you going? November 14 - 20
    *Who's in your group? Me and DH
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? DH and I always go to San Angel Inn, like to go to Prime Time, Crystal Palace and not sure of the rest
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing all the Christmas decorations
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?Allears.net
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Checking out disboards

    Melodius
    *Where are you staying? GF
    *When are you going? Nov 10-23, but we're still waiting on flight information
    *Who's in your group? Me (26), DM (57), and my friend (26) will join us for a week
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? We're hoping to try lots of new things, Tea at the GF, Raglan Road, LTT, CP at 8:05 am, California Grill, Biergarten, Akershus, Rose and Crown, Le Chefs de France, Mama Melrose Fantasmic pkg
    *What are you looking most forward to? Ummm currently I'm volunteering for a year in Liberia and we're going to the World about a week after I return home to celebrate, so I'm looking forward to spending time with my mom...and having edible food, pavement, comfy beds, security We've never done F&W or MVMCP so we hope to fit in one day of each. And all the rides, of course
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Just the Disney site, really
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Just reading these boards obsessively, I really have learned so much and we're going to do so much more than we normally do because of everyone's help here. I should probably stop looking at the restaurant boards though as I eat my oily rice

    vikkii19
    *Where are you staying? Animal Kingdom villas Jambo House studio
    *When are you going? Nov 11-20
    *Who's in your group? Me (28), DH (27)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Some favs from our last trip (Le cellier, Ohana, Sci Fi...), but also some new ones (Biergarten, Kona for dinner and breakfast, Boma)
    *What are you looking most forward to? Osbourne lights, relaxing with my hubby, just being at Disney
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Allears and the Disney site
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Reading trip reports, scanning the menus on allears and getting ready for the November hours to be released so I can plan my ADR's.

    BabyRN
    *Where are you staying? The Poly
    *When are you going? 11/29-12/6
    *Who's in your group? me, DH, DS12, DS9, DD7 and DS1
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Definitely Planet Hollywood. Also some buffets so the baby can eat better, Chef Mickey's
    *What are you looking most forward to? The pool slide at the Poly! And also want to check out MVMCP
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? no
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? checking out DIS, reading the Poly thread and looking at pics!

    PolyndianPrincessJes
    *Where are you staying? Theme Park View Club Level at the Poly (SOOO excited to be back home!)
    *When are you going? Dec 1-8
    *Who's in your group? Moi, DS(will be)5, DNiece(will be)8, DSis17, BFF and her DD(will be)2, mom, grandparents
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT breakfast, CP breakfast, Tusker House breakfast, Garden Grill dinner, Cape May dinner, 1900 PF dinner
    *What are you looking most forward to? Christmas!!! My DSis (just adopted) and BFF and her daughter are newbies, so I can't wait to see everything with them for the first time, character meals, our WONDERFUL rooms at the Poly, just being there!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I've decided to give up my control and have sent my ADR requests to the Poly IPO. We also plan to do the VIP tours for two or three days so I won't have to think. At all.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Wishing it was December!!! I LOVE DTunes, so I have that on whenever I get home. I'm always on the lookout for good deals on Disney trinkets to bring for the kids. Just made and ordered their photo autograph books. Thinking about costumes and customs for the kids (and probably should get started). Have to space all this out when you're so far away so you get a fix every few weeks.

    meredy338
    *Where are you staying? First trip for our DVC home resort, BLT and hoping to get a few nights at BWV for the first half of week. 7 month window opens May 5th
    *When are you going? December 5-12
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD 2 1/2, DH's best friend and our DVC roommate, Josh
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? haven't started thinking that far ahead yet
    *What are you looking most forward to? Christmas stuff again. Last year was our first Christmastime at Disney and we only did MK, MVMCP, and AK. Can't wait to see Osborne Lights and hopefully Candlelight Processional. Hoping Barnstormer is still around for DD to ride this time.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? The Dis, Touring Plans, trying to decide about TGM. Used it in 2006. Can't decide
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning our first DVC trip to AKL-Kidani next month. Adults only this trip!

    reese
    *Where are you staying? Rolling Hills
    *When are you going? Nov 8th to the 19th
    *Who's in your group? Dh, I and our 8 kids
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Celebrating two birthdays so one wants Tepan Edo and one wants Supercalifragilistac breakfast
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP we went to the last one two years ago and it was so crowded.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Just here and Disney
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Preparing for our trip in May and Sept

    maidenfairy
    *Where are you staying? Windsor Hills 1st time offsite
    *When are you going? Nov. 20-27th
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DS (8), DH (5), My Auntie
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Don't know yet. Trying to decide where to eat Thanksgiving day.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Dole Whips and riding rides with my kids.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I love TGM.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning, researching, driving Dh crazy.

    ForTheLoveofDCL
    *Where are you staying? POP CENTURY
    *When are you going? Dec 3-7th, 2010
    *Who's in your group? me, DH, DD(10), DD(6)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Not sure any yet
    *What are you looking most forward to? Hoping to be at MVMCP on my Bday(6th)
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Mousesavers
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I am always in the Disney Spirit. MY FR/Rec room is painted red, yellow, black & white...what does that tell u.? Personalized plate w/Disney something on it. Disney fam sticker on my Van, Disney prints everywhere in my house...OK enough said....LOL

    dejeffery
    *Where are you staying? Offsite
    *When are you going? Leaving for Disney Dec 3rd, arriving Dec 4th thru 14th
    *Who's in your group? myself, dh, dd9, ds9, ds8
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? we want to try Ohana this time, and probably do Chef Mickeys again.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Just being there. We are also looking forward to the Christmas decorations. We also want to do the things we missed on our visit in February.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? not right now
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Reading about things going on in December at Disney, just been reading old posts

    amely
    *Where are you staying? Pop Century
    *When are you going? December 1-8
    *Who's in your group?Me (Amanda) DH Kevin and DD Sofia (5)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Le Cellier, CRT, CP
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing DD's face when she realizes that the princesses are REALLY THERE! lol
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? TGM, Allears
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Carrying my copy of Unauthorized Guide around like a bible, reading everything on these boards, and building my planning spreadsheet.

    THE VACATIONFAMILY
    *Where are you staying? All Star Sports Resort
    *When are you going? Nov. 28- Dec. 7
    *Who's in your group? Me, DW, DD, DD
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT, CM, CP
    *What are you looking most forward to? Trying to ride
    everything, maybe the in-laws will go with us. For DW and
    I to go on a date @ DTD.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Any site that's
    helpful or that could probably save us some $$$$$$$
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Staying on
    DISboards and the Disney sites and my Birnbaums Guide to
    Disney.

    BayouMickey
    *Where are you staying? POR
    *When are you going? Nov 19-28
    *Who's in your group? Me, DW, DD(10), DD(7)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT,HDDR,1900 PF, CP,Ohana and more (DDxP)
    *What are you looking most forward to? Christmas Decorations, TG dinner at Boatwrights(tradition)
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Nope
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Reading the DIS, Listening to Disney Music, Designing stuff in the DISign forum.

    PoppyGirl
    *Where are you staying? AKL split stay between Club Level and Pool view
    *When are you going? Dec. 8-15
    *Who's in your group? me, DH, DS10, DD8
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? House of Blues, Crystal Palace, Boma, Prime Time Diner,Whispering Canyon and maybe a couple of others!
    *What are you looking most forward to? Sunrise Safari!!!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? touringplans.com
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? listening to mouseradio.com and planning, planning, planning! Oh, and reading the Dis constantly!

    wbarkhur
    *Where are you staying? Offsite at Windsor Hills
    *When are you going? Nov 20-Dec 5
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD (12) DD (9) DS (6) DS (5) DS(2) MIL and FIL also will be coming for a few days but not sure when yet.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Ohana B and D, Crystal Palace B, Yak and Yetti, LTT Lunch, Teppan Edo, Chef Mickey's, Boma B, Donald's safari breakfast, 50's PTD, Le Cellier. Wow that's a lot once i typed them all out
    *What are you looking most forward to? It is our first time, so everything, but expecially the christmas decorations and parties.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Are there other sites?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning, making autograph books, passports, journals, planning suprises, making clothes, packing stuff in our disney box. Yes we are excited.

    KBazzel
    *Where are you staying? WL & AKV
    *When are you going? Nov 26 through Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD (9) & DD (6)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? We've got lots planned - Cali Grill, Jiko, Le Cellier, CP, Donald's Breakfast, 1900 Park Fare, WCC, Princess Breakfast, Mama Melrose Fantasmic
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing the Christmas decorations and doing MVMCP
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Touringplans.com
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Reading the DIS every day...isn't that enough? :-) Actually, I'm driving DH crazy with constant emails about plans and dining.

    summerlady
    Where are you staying? POFQ
    *When are you going? Nov 29 through Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD, DGD10
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Crystal Palace breakfast, Akershus breakfast, Rose & Crown dinner, Biergarten dinner, Liberty Tree Tavern dinner
    *What are you looking most forward to? Experiencing a Disney World Christmas! Spending time with my family at POFQ. Our DD hasn't been to WDW since 1995, DGD has been there twice with us and she's excited about having her mom with her this trip.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I've always been able to find everything I need right here at the DIS. I like watching ride videos at youtube and I check stuff out at the Disney site as well, just because.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Beginning to make lists, reading menus, waiting for park hours, talking about Disney constantly, planning to get DGD a Princess Tiana costume because this will more than likely be the last year she'll want to dress up for a princess breakfast.

    ShortNBug
    *Where are you staying? Pop
    *When are you going? 11/28 - 12/4
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    DISFAN38
    *Where are you staying? Pop
    *When are you going? 11/19 - 27
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?

    sms (has pin, deciding on dates)
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going?
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    everydaymathchick
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going?
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    3girlsfun
    *Where are you staying? POR
    *When are you going? self, DH, DD5, DD21 months, DD11 months, grandma
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    abdb
    *Where are you staying?
    *When are you going? 11/25
    *Who's in your group?
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?
    *What are you looking most forward to?
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?

    MamaCrush
    *Where are you staying? AKV-Kidani Village but will try to get in BLT at 7 month mark
    *When are you going? November 26 - December5
    *Who's in your group? DH and I, DS10, DD8
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? We'll probably do the DDP again. Really hoping to get into CRT, Aloha Dinner Show, and Hoop de do Revue and a few of our other favorites.
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, Candelight Processional, Osborne Lights
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? The only other site I use to help plan is DisneyWorld.com.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? The kids and I are taking a quick trip next week-- that should do it! Plus all the December planning threads are awesome

    bare necessities
    *Where are you staying? Coronado Springs
    *When are you going? December 4th-12th
    *Who's in your group? Me, DW and DD (5)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Breakfast with Cinderella in the castle. Other than that, maybe Crystal Palace
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, Candelight Processional, Osborne Lights
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? The only other site I use to help plan is DisneyWorld.com.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? DD has made her own Disney Bank for her to keep her money in before the trip. Rewatching all the Disney movies and listening to the CD's

    Lilmattie13
    *Where are you staying? Grand Floridian CL SF
    *When are you going? Nov 26 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DS7, DD5, my Mom 65.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT dinner, Ohana dinner, Chef Mickey's dinner, 1900 Park Fare, Cape May Cafe
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, seeing the castle decorated and Osborn lights, oh ya and the resorts decorated.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Just disboards and mousesavers for updates
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I listen to radio disney daily, we watch the disney channel daily, its disney everything at our house. We are going to make a mickey head countdown calendar. Plus I have a no-kiddie trip in Sept with hubby to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. Staying at YC and doing the family 5k together on Oct 2.

    EcbLovesMickey
    *Where are you staying? We have booked Pop Century this trip, hoping for a refurbed room!
    *When are you going? November 20-24
    *Who's in your group? me, DH, DS(7) & DS(2)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Chef Mickey's, O'hana, if we get free dining we may do LeCellier again and possibly Crystal Palace
    *What are you looking most forward to? This is a surprise trip, we're telling the boys we're visiting relatives, so when we drive under that Disney arch their faces will be PRICELESS!!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Well, who doesn't love the Dis Boards. But since it's a secret, I have to surf on the down low
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Surfing the disboards, getting my window decorations ready for our hotel room window. That's all so far!

    ses1230
    *Where are you staying? BLT
    *When are you going? November 12-19
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD5 and DD2
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Askerhus is a must-do for us, would like to try Chefs de France this time
    *What are you looking most forward to? Osbourne Lights (fingers crossed since the dates aren't out yet)
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? touringplans.com, thinking about trying Ridemax, allears
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? other than my addiction to the DIS forums... , I started planning my days since the hours are out!

    Donald Duck Rules
    *Where are you staying? Off site in a home
    *When are you going? Nov 19-27
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DS12, DS9, DD7, AND DM.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Crystal Palace Lunch
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, seeing the castle
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Not sure
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? We all have a countdown on our phones and we are watching endless old Disney movies(donald duck collections is the best). We are making shirts for us to wear and we are constantly online looking up things about Thanksgiving at DisneyWorld

    Erikawolf2004
    *Where are you staying? Beach Club with the 40% off pin
    *When are you going? Dec 1-8
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DD4, Mom, Stepdad and Niece 17
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT, Norway Princess Breakfast, Nine Dragons, Boma, Teppon Edo, Le Cellier or Italy
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, CP, Christmas decorations, seeing the castle drapped in lights
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Disney site and allears
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning, planning and more planning-haha.
    I pretty much have our tripped mapped out...I'm sure there will be lots of changes, but want to do all our ADR's the first week of June

    Cherinva
    *Where are you staying? Poly and Disney Wonder
    *When are you going? Dec 10th & 11th (WDW)12th - 16th (Cruise)
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DD and DGD
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Chef Mickeys, Crystal Palace and Ohana;s
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, Seeing the look on my girls faces at the Christmas decorations
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Just this one
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Listening the the Pod Cast, reading the boards, listening to Dis Radio, watching Disney DVD's

    Back0321
    *Where are you staying? AKL
    *When are you going? December 3-10
    *Who's in your group? Me and DH
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Ohana on the first night for sure! That's the only one I MUST get
    *What are you looking most forward to? Staying at a new resort. (But really I'm just looking forward to a week long vacation with DH)
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears.net, expedia.com (for flights); Disney's official website.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? DISBoards of course, decorating that week in my day planner (that is so nerdy, I know)

    JaimeM28
    *Where are you staying?Pop Century 50's Building
    *When are you going? Nov 28-Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Myself, Fiance(Very soon to be wife)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Cinderellas Royal Table dinner
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, Osborne lights, MVMCP.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? www.touringplans.com
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Well my wedding in Nov is Disney themed, with mad hatter cake and all kind of Disney decorations.

    Ag98
    *Where are you staying? Caribbean Beach Resort
    *When are you going? 12/5 - 12/11
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DD, and my Dad
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT (lunch or dinner), Crystal Palace, CA Grill, La Cellier
    *What are you looking most forward to? Telling DD that we are going. This is her 2nd trip. She'll be 5 and I think she'll enjoy it even more now that she can ride more things.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Just this one
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Reading DIS boards

    ljhmom
    *Where are you staying? BLT Our first trip home!
    *When are you going? Nov 19-27 (trying to talk my dh into a day earlier so we can go to MVMCP)
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DS10, DS9,DS6
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Ohana, Chef Mickey's, Teppen Edo
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, Osborne lights, MVMCP(hopefully).
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Nothing yet I'm trying to keep my big mouth shut this is a surprise trip for the boys we aren't planing on telling them til we get to the airport!

    Andie13922
    *Where are you staying? AKV
    *When are you going? Nov. 21-27
    *Who's in your group? DH, DD, DD boyfriend, DD, and DD's BFF
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? 50s Prime Time, Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre
    *What are you looking forward to? DD boyfriend and DD BFF have never been so really excited to experience their first time with them!! Also celebrating a graduation and my 45th BDay!!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Just disneyworld.com
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Making our itinerary and visiting sites

    Nicole&Becker
    *Where are you staying? FW Cabins
    *When are you going? Nov 29 - Dec 7
    *Who's in your group? Me, hubby, DS (6), DS (4)
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? We are shooting for a variety. We are doing the DXDP for the second trip in a row. We love it.
    *What are you looking most forward to? Being there, holiday decor, and seeing things we missed on our last trip.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Not yet.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Nothing really...We are trying to keep it a secret from the kids until the day we leave or maybe when we get there!

    lumpydj
    *Where are you staying? AKV - Kidani 2BR Dedicated SV
    *When are you going? Dec 4 - Dec 11
    *Who's in your group? DH, DD(11), MIL & me
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT, CP, Le Cellier, HDDR, V&A Chef's Table
    *What are you looking most forward to? Lots - Sleigh Ride - FW, Castle in lights, OFSL, Candlelight Processional, MVMCP, getting a tree for our room (surprise), seeing Christmas decorations EVERYWHERE
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? WDWMagic, touringplans.com, Disney.com, Allears.net
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? planning, planning, planning. anxiously waiting for Dec Park Hours, getting ready to make ADRs, checking on CP announcement & sleigh ride announcement.

    summerlady
    Where are you staying? POFQ
    *When are you going? Nov 15 through Nov 20
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD, DGD10
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? 1900 Park Fare breakfast, Rose & Crown dinner, Biergarten lunch, Liberty Tree Tavern dinner, 50's Prime Time dinner
    *What are you looking most forward to? Experiencing a Disney World Christmas! Spending time with my family at POFQ. Our DD hasn't been to WDW since 1995, DGD has been there twice with us and she's excited about having her mom with her this trip.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I've always been able to find everything I need right here at the DIS. I like watching ride videos at youtube and I check stuff out at the Disney site as well, just because.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Beginning to make lists, reading menus, waiting for park hours, talking about Disney constantly , DGD is very excited about wearing her Alice costume to the breakfast at 1900 Park Fare.

    msksomeday
    *Where are you staying? Split stay - Wilderness Lodge Woods view/Polynesian Resort
    *When are you going? Nov 28 - Dec 10
    *Who's in your group? Myself and my lovely significant other Bill
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? LeCellier, Candlelight Processional Dinner Package, CRT
    *What are you looking most forward to? All the Christmas decorations and meeting some great DISers
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears.net, touring plans
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Listening to Be our Guest Podcasts, putting together my binder and doing my PTR

    Mickey Mom
    Where: POP
    When: Nov27 to Dec7
    Who: Me, DH, DS15, DD14, DS5, DS15-girlfriend
    ADRs: Ohana, Kona Cafe, Chefs de France, San Angel, 1900 PF, Boma, Donald/Tusker, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Kouzzina
    Other site: none
    Disney spirit: planning, planning, planning and my PTR

    TT4Dis
    When are you going: Nov 28-Dec 4
    Where are you Staying: Contemporary
    Who’s Going with You:Myself, My Parents, Sister, Bro-in-law, Niece 5, Niece 4, Nephew will turn 1 on Nov. 29 in the MK!
    ADRS: Quick service dining, possibly Whispering Canyon for his birthday lunch with a cake.
    Any other planning sites:
    What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit: Can't wait...wish it was tomorrow!

    MSCHF10
    When are you going: Nov 28-Dec 4
    Where are you Staying: Contemporary
    Who’s Going with You: Myself, My Parents, Sister, Husband, Daughter 5, Daughter 4, Son will turn 1 on Nov. 29 in the MK!
    ADRS: Quick service dining, possibly Whispering Canyon for his birthday lunch with a cake.
    Any other planning sites:
    What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit: Can't wait...wish it was tomorrow!

    padisneylover
    *Where are you staying? CSR
    *When are you going? Nov 28 - Dec 5
    *Who's in your group? Myself
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Crystal Palace BK, BK with Donald, CRT BK and not sure what else
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, listening to the stories of Christmas in EPCOT from the different countries and of course MVMCP.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Tour Guide Mike
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning my trip and choosing my dining spots. On the DDP this time.

    ericasatx
    *Where are you staying?- Port Orleans-Riverside
    *When are you going?- November 16th-24/25th (depends on airfare if Southwest would go ahead and release their schedule, I'd know)
    *Who's in your group? DH, DD1-7yo, DD2-4yo, DS-11mo, My Sister, DN-16, DN-7
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? I already have them booked, I'll probably post later to get your opinions
    *What are you looking most forward to? My 4yo and my sister and her family have never been- just seeing their excitement.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? TGM & touring plans
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Driving my DH nuts by planning. We are not telling the kids so I obsess after they go to bed.

    Mindy5767
    *Where are you staying? Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (2 br.villa)
    *When are you going? Nov 21-26th or 27th (haven't yet booked night 27 but planning to book that at All Stars
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DS18, DD8, my DSister BIL and DNephew14.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? already have Mama Melrose with Fantasmic package, Chef Mickey for Thanksgiving dinner
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, getting back to Its A Small World, Toy Story Mania (will be closed in August)and Fantasmic since we couldn't get in for Aug. trip
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? I use Disboards and Allears.net
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I listen to the Podcasts, I'm planning my August Trip, lurking on the boards.

    JenniJ
    *Where are you staying? AKL 1st time deluxe and it's a surprise for the kids! They’re going to LOVE it.
    *When are you going? 11/28-12/4
    *Who's in your group? me, DH, DD/17 and DS/2
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? So far Tuscher (sp?) House breakfast, Boma breakfast (would LOVE to eat there for dinner but I know it would be a waste of money... DH will not find much on the menu he will like neither will DS)
    *What are you looking most forward to? The entire trip. This will be our familymoon. Just got married in April and this will be our first trip as a family!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears, WDW site, links found on post #31
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? I don't need to get into the spirit.... I already am. My DH jokes that I am boarderline obsessed What I need is ideas on how to get DH more in the spirit. He is glad to go, just not and crazy as I am. I know once it gets closer and we get plane tickets everyone will be excited like me!

    KSBelle
    Staying at--Wilderness Lodge
    Going 11/27-12/3
    Group-DH and me
    ADR's-all made -got everything I wanted and all at the times I wanted
    Looking forward to--All the holiday decorations, MVMCP, Candlelight Processional

    ladybugmom
    *Where are you staying? Wilderness Lodge
    *When are you going? Nov. 27-Dec. 4 OR Nov. 28-Dec. 5 (depending on the ressie we keep)
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DD5, & DD2
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? TA just made ADRs today! Whispering Canyon dinner, Boma dinner, CRT dinner, O'hana dinner, Le Cellier dinner, 1900 Park Fare breakfast, Garden Grill dinner
    *What are you looking most forward to? MVMCP, Candlelight Processional, Osbourne Lights, the Christmas decorations, seeing the castle
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? not really--I get most of my info here on the DIS!
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Well we just got back from being in WDW last week--looking at pics from our trip, shopping, listening to WDW cds, and we always do a countdown chain before our trips!!

    Craftsman Revival
    *Where are you staying? Right now we are staying for two days at the CR (part of our group is at AKL), 1 week at condos at the Marriott, and a few days that aren't yet booked.
    *When are you going? As of right now, the plan is Nov 20 - Dec 4
    *Who's in your group? Right now there are 8 of us. Me, hubbie and son. My sister, her hubby and son. Our Mom & Dad.
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? So far we have ADRs at Boma, O'hana and The Plaza. I'm pretty happy with what we have so far.
    *What are you looking most forward to?Spending time w/ my family and actually getting to take a vacation, which we haven't done in years. This is also to celebrate our son's high school graduation, so I'm looking forward to that as well!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Mostly the Dis and the official WDW site (as well as the occassional YouTube video!)
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning

    Lisadaa2
    *Where are you staying? WL 1st time at WL and our 2nd time at WDW as a family
    *When are you going? Nov 28-Dec 6
    *Who's in your group? Me, Hubby, DS7 and DD 3
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? I have:CM-Dinner(been before, don't love the food but it was such a blast!, 50's-Dinner (new), Teppan Edo-Lunch(new), Crystal Palace-Dinner(did breakfast last time), WCC-Lunch(new), Tusker-Breakfast(new), Ohana's(been before), CRT-Lunch(new), LeCellier-Dinner(been before)
    *What are you looking most forward to? Christmas decorations,MVMCP,Osbourne Lights,BBB, our children's reactions to all of it
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Allears, TP
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Now that everything is planned, we are trying to figure out how and when to tell the kids

    leo711
    *Where are you staying? POFQ
    *When are you going? Dec 3-Dec11
    *Who's in your group? Self,DH, DS11, DS7
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Got them all except CLP. MOst important Chef Mickey, Le Cellier, Prime time 50, and Yak and Yeti
    *What are you looking most forward to? Time with just the 4 of us.
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? TGM in the past.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? planning and Disney Boards. LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

    counselourmom
    *Where are you staying: AKL-Pool View
    *When are you going: Dec.3-11th
    *Who's in you group: Me, DH, DD (11), DD(5)
    *ADR's- 1900 Park Fare, CRT, Chef Mickey's , BBB, Pirate's League,
    Pirate Wishes Cruise, Tutto Italia, Boma (breakfast and lunch), 50's PrimeTime
    *What are you most looking forward too: This will be my daughters'
    first time at Disney-can't wait to watch their faces. Staying at AKL-it sounds
    amazing.
    *What else are you using to help you plan: Unofficial Guide to Disney,
    AllEars, Touringplans.com
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney Spirit now: Planning surprises,
    making cute disney flip-flops and t-shirts for my daughters.

    LBollengier
    *Where are you staying: AKL-Savannah View
    *When are you going: Dec.3-13th
    *Who's in you group: Me, DH, DD (10), DD(16)
    *ADR's- MVMCP, Akershus Princess, San Angel, Sci-Fi, Prime time, DOnalds Breakfastosaurus, Narcoosees, 1900 Park Faire, Wanyama Safari/Jiko, Hoop Dee Doo, Nine Dragons, San Angel (Trying to get sleigh ride & LeCellier for CP)
    *What are you most looking forward to: Being with my family in Disney at Christmas!
    *What else are you using to help you plan: Passporter, Dreams Unlimited, Birnbaum, many websites.
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney Spirit now: Researching, reading, Planning out the days, watching Disney movies and the new travel videos we rented from Netflix!!

    westgirl
    *Where are you staying? Don't know yet prob LBV
    *When are you going? Nov 25th- Dec 9th
    *Who's in your group? Self & Little BRother
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Budget trip this year so no ADR's - yet
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing Mickey, candlelight processional and of course the Black FRiday Sales
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? www.thedibb.co.uk
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? planning and a 4th of July BBQ!!

    nejjie
    *Where are you staying? POP!
    *When are you going? Dec 11-18th
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DD5, my Mother
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? CRT, Akershus, Chef de France, HDDR, Chef Mickeys
    *What are you looking most forward to? Everything!! MVMCP - wishes - spectro - illuminations - osbourne lights - fantasmic - all the shows! =)
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Already subscribed to Tour Guide Mike - and I'm a regular over at Gymbofriends
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Mad research lol

    Leash
    *Where are you staying? 1st night standard AKL then AKL CL
    *When are you going? Nov 29-Dec 8
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DMom and DDad
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Got them all already:
    11/29 Dinner @ DTD probably Wolgang Puck Express
    11/30 Lunch @ 50's Prime Time Cafe
    12/1 Breakfast @ Crystal Palace and Dinner @ Whispering Canyon
    12/2 Dinner @ California Grill
    12/3 Dinner @ Boma
    12/4 Dinner@ Tutto Italia
    12/5 Dinner @ Kona Cafe
    12/6 No TS (Thinking about heading over to ICE this night)
    12/7 Dinner @ Yak and Yeti
    *What are you looking most forward to? The Christmas decorations, seeing my parents experience WDW for the first time
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Touringplans.com, Allears.net
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Planning obsessively and looking at pics and stuff from the last trip (way back in 2006).

    CarolineinToronto
    *Where are you staying? 2 days at CBR, then 6 days at POR to take advantage of FD during non-blackout dates
    *When are you going? Dec 8 - 16
    *Who's in your group? me, DH, DD13 & DS9
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? confirmed thus far...
    FRIDAY December 10 - EPCOT
    - Le Cellier Steakhouse - lunch
    SATURDAY December 11 - MAGIC KINGDOM
    - Crystal Palace (Character breakfast)
    SUNDAY December 12 - DAY OFF
    - Chef Mickey - Contemporary Resort - dinner
    MONDAY December 13 - ANIMAL KINGDOM
    - Tusker House (Character breakfast)
    - BOMA - Animal Kingdom Lodge dinner
    (none on Tuesday at Hollywood Studios since we`re double-dipping on Monday!)
    WEDNESDAY December 15 - EPCOT
    - Les Chefs de France - lunch, and hoping for a visit from Rémy from Ratataouille
    *What are you looking most forward to? it's our FIRST TIME, so everything!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? allears & disneyfoodblog
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? stalking the Disney specials page to see if they're release our 2 blackout days for FD!!

    jesseybell
    *Where are you staying? WL
    *When are you going? Dec 2-Dec 6
    *Who's in your group? Me, DH, DD 4.25, DS 1.75
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Got them all: Chef Mickey's, Royal Table, Whispering Canyon, Akershus, Teppan Edo
    *What are you looking most forward to? Only my second trip ever to WDW (1st I was 30 years old); seeing WDW through the eyes of a 4 year old girl
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? Nope, just this and advise of friends
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? DD's party in 3 weeks is a Minnie theme; just bought her Ariel dress for Halloween

    pamelasu1
    *Where are you staying? Pop Century
    *When are you going?Dec. 2-13, 2010
    *Who's in your group?Myself and DD12
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS?CP dinner package
    *What are you looking most forward to?Christmas festivities!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan?TGM & TouringPlans
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now?Beginning work on itineraries and touring plans

    dolphinjuls
    *Where are you staying? Pop Century
    *When are you going? 11/28-12/4
    *Who's in your group? Myself, DH, DD1, DD2, and DMom
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? Akershus, Play N' Dine, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Kona Cafe, Crystal Palace
    *What are you looking most forward to? Seeing the park decorated!!!
    *Are you using any other site to help you plan? touring plans, allears
    *What are you doing to get in the Disney spirit now? Cruising the disboards!

    Blovesdisney
    *Where are you staying? WL Courtyard View
    *When are you going? 11/28 - Dec 3
    *Who's in your group Me, DH, DD9, DS4, DD2
    *What is everyone hoping for as far as ADRS? So far, we have Cape May, Whispering Canyon, 50's Prime Cafe.. since we booked so late with free dining, it's hard to get into some really great places? Any advice on good food that little kids can sit through. This is one concern for me since QS seems to work great with little kids.
     
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  3. discott71

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    We're currently booked 11/10 - 11/19, but considering switching to those exact same dates so we can catch ALL the Christmas decorations. We've never traveled during the holidays. Nervous about traveling on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. What's your experience with this week?
     
  4. tinkerfan1

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    We're scheduled for November 26 - December 5th. This will be our first time doing the week AFTER Thanksgiving. We usually do the week OF Thanksgiving. We are excited!! :santa: Oh boy! Let's start planning now. Can you close your eyes and see it? I can... And, I love it!!
     
  5. PAcpl

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    That is the week we plan on going at the end of the year. It should be interesting. From what I have read the first couple of days will be heavy crowds. But after that the World dies down pretty fast.

    See you there!
     
  6. disneyfan55

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    We have our res. for Nov 28-Dec 5 at CBR. We did go one other time for the same week in 2000. It was the only time we were lucky enough to see the Christmas decorations! And it's value season and with the bounceback rate, 35% off, better than the orig PIN discount of 30% (we have AP and TIW) it won't cost much!
     
  7. AmberHeartsDisney

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    My fiance BADLY wants to go again Nov 29th- Dec 4th!! lol
     
  8. disneyfan55

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    You should make a res. (check rates and save some on WDW site, maybe you'll get a PIN, I did and this was the first time I ever saved a vacation)
     
  9. AmberHeartsDisney

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    I already did that hahaha *fingers crossed* :cloud9:
     
  10. Riviera510

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    We'll be driving down to arrive on November 25th night and staying until December 3rd.

    I cant wait. This will be my kids first trip.

    I've been to MK for a 1 day trip back about 25yrs ago.
     
  11. AmberHeartsDisney

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    I also seen a place to sign up for texts so im gonna try that also! Maybe ill get a pin
     
  12. ILVPOOH

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    I'm planning a trip for those exact dates. We are driving down Nov 26 and will arrive at Disney on Nov 27. We are staying at CBR 11/27 - 12/4. I got a 35% off code for the room. Waiting for park hours so I can plan my days and book some ADRs.
     
  13. Dee77

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    Count me in on the planning! We are booked in a 1 bedroom LV at BLT Nov 26th- Dec 5th. We were there the week after Thanksgiving this past year and it was great. This year should be easier for ADR's and park hours etc. ;)
     
  14. disneyfan55

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    Was your PIN good for the night of the 27? Mine just said from Nov 28 so I didn't bother even asking for rates on teh 27th. Just wondering. (have since changed to the bounceback since that was 35% and my PIN 30%-hope AP is more!)
     
  15. AmberHeartsDisney

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    Did these codes come in the mail already for dec???
     
  16. SabbyR

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    Count me in too! We are leaving on the 28th and staying until the 8. SOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!
     
  17. disneyfan55

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    I received an email in Nov for various dates through Dec 16, 2010. It was for 40% off Deluxe, 30% off Mod and 20% off Values. I did book the nov/dec reservation for 2 rooms, but when we were in WDW last week the bounceback was for 35% off Mod so we applied that to save a little more. The bounceback range went through Dec 24 as well.
     
  18. AmberHeartsDisney

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    Thank you! I was not sure we wanted to go but im starting to really want too lol
     
  19. cindykelley

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    We've already booked our bounceback for 11/28-12/4. Flying in on a Sunday hoping to miss the last of the Thanksgiving folks. We went last year the week after that and had a great time. Just waiting for flights to come available for that time...probably be another month. We've booked a preferred room at CBR. Not sure what else I can do right now besides wait.:confused3
     
  20. TerrytownGrl

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    I got the pin for 20/30/40 with dates thru December, and booked Thanksgiving Week (Sun 11/21-Sat 11/27). However, the Wed, Thurs and Fri were black-out dates. I could not use the pin for those days.

    But when we went for Thanksgiving week in 2008, I was able to use my discount for all the days. :confused3

    Happy planning!
     
  21. disneyfan55

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    Thanks! Yes, I know 2008 had great deals even free dining if you booked by the Dec 21 start date! (pretty sure that was the date)
     

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