Winklers see the World 2007- PHOTOS!!! TRIPPIE PG 21

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  1. aksunshine

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    First you need a little background...

    Boy it has been a rough past 6 months. We started "officially" planning our trip in January. At that time we got that great 40% room code through our TA Sandy (InstImpres on here). So we booked 3 rooms, as we were taking first timers MIL, and my DHs 5 younger siblings (9,9,12,13,14- they are adopted:goodvibes ). We were SO excited to get to take the kids!

    It wasn't long after that that we were able to trade in our 40% for Free Dining. Let me tell you, w/o the great discounts, MIL would not even CONSIDER going, she one of those people, you know the ones I am refering to.;)

    Well, with the great discount that Free Dining offers, DH said add on another week (just for us, so a week with and a week w/o his family) . PERFECTO!!!! Who could be more happy than I was at that moment! After carefully considering our options, I added on 5 more days, for a total of 11 nights!:cool1:

    Two weeks or so later, MIL cancels her trip. DH and I are so sad for the kids. We REALLY wanted to take them.:sad1:

    So, now it is just the four of us...

    Me 26 - Hi! I am the Disney lover who got my Theme Park disliking DH to love Disney too! This will be my 4th trip. My first I barely remember, I was 3 and we visited MK for a day. 2nd, I was 14 and visited MGM for the day. In Jan. 2006, DH, DD, and I stayed on property for 3 nights during our split beach/ Disney trip. We had a blast even though I was 6.5 mo. pregnant at the time.

    DH 27 - This is his 3rd trip. His first trip was to Epcot at 5, his mom did not plan and knew pretty much nothing going in. All DH remembers is walking FOREVER to a giant golf ball (they didn't know there was a ride inside)! Poor thing! He was not really looking forward to our trip in Jan 06. But I started him off right- we spent our first morning eating breakfast at CRT, where we had a window seat. It was love...especially after he saw the bill and thanked me for purchasing the dining plan! Then thanked me for planning! When we got home he bragged extensively about the enormous amount of food we had and how great it was to have it all paid for before we even got there. He tells people now, "Go to Disney, you'll love it! But, plan first!"

    Here are some pics from our last trip:
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    DD(5)- This is her second trip. She is so excited! Keep you fingers crossed for us, as we'll be taking her out of school for about a week for this trip. We are hoping for no problems! I can't wait to see her reaction the second time around!
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    DS(will be 16 mos)- This is his first "official" trip to see the world. I've been showing him Pics and we've been watching dvds of rides and fireworks, as well as movies and shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I can't wait to see his little eyes light up!
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    Here is a recent pic of my babies:
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  3. aksunshine

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    Recently, DH has had a job change, which, sadly, has forced us to cut our trip a bit shorter. He can't get the same days off as originally planned. Luckily, our TA, Sandy, has been supportive and most helpful throughout all of our changes to our trip.

    Currently we are scheduled to check-in Sept. 22 and out Oct. 1. There is a chance we will check- out Sept. 30. We are still plenty excited! Here are our plans:

    September 21-
    6AM- Make Mickey pancakes for the family!
    8AM- Drop DD off at school, dressed in Disney clothes
    9AM- Finish packing, print off any last min. activity sheets for DD, load the car
    3PM- Pick up DD and any homework, have her start on it while I finish getting things ready at home
    5PM- Pack cooler, have dinner (it will be something Disney, but not sure what yet)
    6PM- Double check packing list and car (tires, oil, ect...)
    7PM- Head out!!! We are driving through the night. We hope it will be easier on the kids that way.
     
  4. aksunshine

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    September 22-
    7AM- Stop for breakfast. We'll be searching for a Micky D's with a play area so the kids can really stretch out.
    11AM- Estimated time arrival in the World! We have a prefered room and when we check in we'll hope for an available room so that we can take a nap. If not, we'll be heading to the pool more than likely.
    3PM- Head over to Epcot- See:
    -Morocco (MoRockin), France, UK, Canada, and after dinner, Mexico
    6:40- Dinner at Le Cellier
    8:20- Find a seat for Illuminations
    10PM- Bus back and join in the Pop Glow party at Hippy Dippy Pool.


    September 23-
    7:30- Bus to MK for LOEMH
    8:30- Breakfast at CRT
    9:45- Fantasyland
    11:30- Toontown
    1PM- Bus to Pop for break
    3:30- MK- Fronteirland
    6PM- Dinner at Cosmic Ray's
    7:15- Find seats for Spectro and Wishes
    9:30- PM EMH

    September 24-
    8:30- Bus to Disney Studios
    9AM- Get FP fo Stunt Show, See: Backlot Tour, One Man's Dream, Making of..., HISTK play area, Toy barn, Stunt Show
    12:45- Lunch- Boardwalk Bakery
    1:30- Break/ Nap
    3:15- Seats for Beauty and Beast
    4:15- Little Mermaid
    5:00- Indy Show
    5:45- Dinner- Mama Melrose
    7:30- Seats for Fantasmic, Dis meet
    8:50- PM EMH
     
  5. aksunshine

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    September 25-
    8:15- Bus to AK
    9AM- Lion King Show
    10:30- DinoLand
    12:15- Lunch- FlameTree BBQ
    1PM- Discovery Is., Tropicals
    1:30- Pocahontas
    2:15- Karuka Acrobats
    3PM- Pangani Trail
    3:45- Seat for Parade
    4:30- Maharajah Trek
    5:15- Bus to AKL
    5:40- Dinner- Boma
    7:15- Bus to MK, transfer to FW for campfire and movie program


    September 26-
    8:30- Bus to Epcot
    9AM- Test Track (get FP for M:S)
    10AM- Mission:Space, kids enjoy play area while we Parent swap
    11AM- Living Seas
    1:30- Lunch- Coral Reef (Surprise Anniversary Diver for me and DH)
    2:45- Norway, China- Si Xian, Dragon Legend Acrobats, Outpost- OrisiRisi, Germany, Italy, Japan- Miyuki, Matsuriza
    5:45- Boat to FW
    5:55- Dinner- Garden Grill (we may cancel this one)
    7PM- Boat to WS- American Adventure
    8:40- Bus to Pop


    September 27-
    7:30- Bus to MK AM EMH
    8AM- Tomorrowland
    9:45- Adventureland
    10:45- Main Street USA
    11:50- Lunch- Columbia HH
    1PM- Woody's Cowboy Camp
    1:40- Dream Along with Mickey
    2:30- Nap/ Break
    5PM- Free Park (whatever the kids want to see)
    8PM- Dinner- 'Ohana


    September 28-
    8:30- Bus to Epcot
    9AM- Living with the Land, Innov. East and West, Imagination Pav., Spaceship earth
    1PM- Bus to CSR- Lunch- Pepper Market
    2:30- Nap/ Break
    5PM- Bus to MK for MNSSHP
    6:20- Dinner- Crystal Palace
     
  6. kindakrazy2

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    Keep it coming! :thumbsup2
     
  7. aksunshine

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    September 29-
    8:30- Bus to AK
    9AM- Kilimanjaro Safari
    9:45- Rafiki's Planet Watch
    11:15- Tam Tam's
    11:45- Lunch- Pizzafari or Restaurantosaurus
    12:30- Get seats for Nemo Musical
    1:45- Get seats for Flights (get FP for Mt. E)
    2:30- Mt. Everest and Kali Rv. Rapids
    4PM- Nap/ Break
    6:30- Drive to Boardwalk- Watch performers, eventually head to BC
    -Dinner- Beaches and Cream
    9PM- Start Packing/ Swim


    From here there are 2 options
    #1
    September 30-
    6:30- Pack, Check-out, Breakfast at Food Court
    7:30- Drive to MK for LOEMH
    10:30- DTD- Lunch- Wolfgang Puck Exp.
    1:30- Head Home

    #2
    September 30-
    7:00- Breakfast at Food Court
    7:30- Bus to MK for LOEMH
    10AM- Redo anything at MK
    1PM- Nap/ Break/ Swim
    6:30- Bus to MK, transfer to FW
    7:15- Dinner- HDDMR
    9PM- Boat to MK PM EMH

    October 1-
    8AM- Swim/ Pack
    10AM- Check-Out, Drive to DTD- Lunch- Wolfgang Puck Exp.
    1:30- Head Home
     
  8. aksunshine

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    Hi! I looked at your pre-trippie! Your girls are SOOOO cute!
     
  9. aksunshine

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    DISclaimer: This itinerary is subject to change. Planner is not responsible for hurricanes (God forbid!), tropical storms, Florida showers, child meltdowns, ride malfunctions, unusually long lines, or extensive time spent waiting to be seated at restraunts that are overbooked due to Disney's Free Dining Promotion.
     
  10. heath-and-javens-mom

    heath-and-javens-mom I love Rob Thomas & Disney World equally. Is that

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    LOVE IT! Your babies are beautiful!! I didnt relize you will be arriving the day before we are leaving:sad1: Ohwell, atleast I get to see ya on GLOW NITE! after illuminations ofcourse (our first time by the way).
    Love the pre-trippie! I statrted one a few weeks ago but didnt know how to put a link in my sig so I gave up:confused3
     
  11. heath-and-javens-mom

    heath-and-javens-mom I love Rob Thomas & Disney World equally. Is that

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    hey how did you get those pics so big...and while Im asking how can I out my pre trip report link in my siggy so you can check it out?? Thanks sunshine:flower3:
     
  12. aksunshine

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    I can't help with the pics, mine just came out that size??? But, to link your trippie:
    1. Go to edit Siggie and put your phrase where you want it, i.e "My Trip Report"
    2. Highlight it and leave it highlighted.
    3. Click add link, it is the earth and chain piece icon near the add image button.
    4. In the space that opens type the url of your report (easier to copy paste).
    5. Enter it and it should be with your once highlighted phrase.

    Hope that helped Farrah!
     
  13. aksunshine

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    Thanks! Originally we were checking in on the 21st, but with DH's job getting changed, we had to cut a day from each end, and possibly one more day from the end...Are you going to Illuminations on the 22nd?
     
  14. heath-and-javens-mom

    heath-and-javens-mom I love Rob Thomas & Disney World equally. Is that

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    Man that sucks...I wish we were going to be there MORE on the same days.
    yes, we are going to try to be at illuminations on the 22nd....but it all depends on how the kids are acting. I dont want to push it but if we havent seen illum. before the 22nd we will definitly be there because we leave the next day and this year I WANT TO SEE ILLUMINATIONS!;)

    Oh hey thanks for the tip on posting the link...It worked-yeah:cool1: ! Now if only I can keep up with mine.:upsidedow
     
  15. aksunshine

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    I'm off to read your report!

    Since we live so close maybe we can have a mini- meet sometime? That would be fun!
     
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    A little history about me and DH...

    We were HS sweethearts!:love: True, I swear! We met the spring of '97. We knew it was meant to be, although he wouldn't admit it! Anyway been together since, yep 10 years! We got married, had 2 kids, and the rest is history in the making!

    Our Anniversary is in October. Originnaly, I had planned a special surprise meal at Coral Reef for Oct. 1 to celebrate. I was relly bummed when I realized I was going to have to cancel, b/c of cutting most, if not all of that day. Then I figured, it's Disneyworld, who, seriously is going to care if we celebrate a few days early? So I moved our ressies to a day we were going to be at Epcot (I didn't purchase Hoppers) and was able to get a lunch time. Better than nothing, I say. Now I just have to call CR and reschedule our diver and send in our pictures for our custom menus. It is so hard to keep surprises!!!:goodvibes :rolleyes1
     
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    I want to promote an awesome party that will be happening while I am in the "World". No, not MNSSHP, although it will be our first time!

    I am talking about the Glow-in-the-Dark Pool Party at Pop Century Resort! If you will be at Pop on September 22, come on over! It will be at Hippy Dippy Pool. You are welcome to arrive as early or late as you wish! There will be GLOW JUICE! Don you Glow necklaces, earrings, sticks, whatever you have and don't forget to throw in a bit of DIS green! We currently are preparing for our trips and becoming close friends before we meet in Sept. So come on over and Get Your Glow On!!
     
  18. heath-and-javens-mom

    heath-and-javens-mom I love Rob Thomas & Disney World equally. Is that

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    SUPRISE ...Ill be there!:goodvibes
    Tell me more about custom menus at CR, I know about the divers but nothing about menus!
    Our annivesery is October 7th and last trip to WDW we went on our annivesery but couldnt this year due to free dining.
    We wernt sweethearts but we have been together 9 years and married in 2000!

    Oh hey I'll take you up on that offer about meeting up sometime since were close. Your in Plainfield right?
     
  19. aksunshine

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    Stendal actually, kinda between Huntingburg and Oakland City.

    The menus are personalized with names and pictures! How cool is that?

    Best part is they are FREE!!! All part of Disney's magic and a little extra Pixie Dust to your trip. They do about any celebration! Just call CR and schedule it! (407) 560-6784 or 407-939-3563 , maybe both?
     
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    Here are some of the clothes my kiddos will be wearing, I'll post more as I finish them.
    DD will wear this one day to AK. Hankerchief top and matching Bow. DS will have customized O'alls with the same material to match.
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    Thi is my beloved Ice Cream Dress and matching Bow. I don't have the applique finished, but you get the idea. DD will wear this to Beaches and Cream. Don't know what DS is wearing yet!
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    This is the dress and bow(I'll post later) I made for DD to wear to Crystal Palace, but since we are going there for MNSSHP, she'll probably wear it Sept. 30 for LOEMH. DS will have matching shorts and a red T that says Pooh on it.
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    This is the Nemo set my DD will wear to Epcot when we eat at Coral Reef. Again, appliques aren't finished and the hem will have hot pink binding tape on it. DS has store bought Nemo Romper.
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  21. heath-and-javens-mom

    heath-and-javens-mom I love Rob Thomas & Disney World equally. Is that

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    WOW Those outfits are adoreable! Im sooo jelous, i was going to attempt to make some outfits for my sons but have have opted against it....I have never touched a sewing mahcine so I dont think its a good idea. You did awsome on the outfits!!!!!! Let me know when you get the boys outfits done---Id love to see them!
     

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