You Want to Stay Where?! A July PTR* TR LINK 8/8!

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by shan23877, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. BeckyEsq

    BeckyEsq Mouseketeer.

    Oct 13, 1999
    I am very excited! My DH is currently fighting a brain tumor and this trip is the light at the end of the tunnel for us. We stayed at POR for our honeymoon back when it was Dixie Landings and LOVED it. I think we were in Oak Manor. We thought it would be great for us to all stay at the same resort on our first visit to the world (this is DD's first trip).
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  3. LilAnn

    LilAnn DIS Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    Joining in for the planning. Don't think I'll be playing the games since I have a hard enough time keeping up. Love all the shopping you did. I'm a bit bummed that I didn't take advantage of the sale this past weekend, but they didn't have the stuff DD was looking for. Her current favorite princess is Ariel so she would have wanted her ball gown, which I couldn't find.

    Ooh, first trip sans stroller. Good luck! We have decided to bring the umbrella stroller on this trip. We haven't used it since our last Disney trip, but we aren't positive that she would make it through the whole day at Disney yet.

    Too bad we don't live near each other so we could shop for the girls together. I have a feeling we would buy many similar items. princess: I am already stressed that I feel like I don't have enough time to pull together cute touring outfits for her.
  4. BeckyEsq

    BeckyEsq Mouseketeer.

    Oct 13, 1999
    Love the Aurora dress!! I picked up a Belle dress on clearance (the old longer style) for Sophie to wear to Akershus. I'm working on Easter basket shopping but seriously hampered by the fact that I give up online shopping for lent. :rotfl:
  5. sunnysideup3

    sunnysideup3 DIS Veteran

    Nov 14, 2010
    I wear TOMS in the parks all the time. I find them comfy as all get out.
  6. TruLovesKiss

    TruLovesKiss Mouseketeer

    Jan 16, 2013
    Oh Yay!! Thank you!! I remembered reading in your last TR that Tortuga Tavern was Maddie's favorite and that your hubby wanted to try Earl of Sandwich. And then I took a wild guess with Be Our Guest. Even though I picked it for a dinner ADR, it sounds like the QS lunch is a must-do too!

    WOW, I love the Aurora dress and the Jasmine swimsuit! It's taking all the will power that I have right now NOT to head over the Disney Store site for some "browsing" haha.
  7. ronnmel

    ronnmel DIS Veteran

    Apr 5, 2010
    I can't believe you are not going to Via Napoli! Other than that, your choices look great!!

    The Aurora dress is so pretty! Also, I want that Jasmine nightgown for myself (well, I'd take it as a t-shirt and pants combo). :)
  8. KristinAnne

    KristinAnne DIS Veteran

    Jan 27, 2008
    Glad I made some good choices! The clothes for Maddie are so cute. I can't wait to be able to shop for all that someday with a Disney trip to look forward too. I'm thinking this inside baby might be 3 for his/her first trip. Not sure I can hold out to 4!
  9. LizJoy

    LizJoy Dis Veteran Wannabe

    Jan 25, 2013
    I LOVE the Aurora dress! Maddie is going to be such a stunning little Sleeping Beauty. And the Jasmine nightgown is too cute. What good finds! :thumbsup2

    I am actually really excited that you chose different restaurants this trip. You did such a great job reviewing the ones you visited last time, so I am excited to read what you think of the newbies. popcorn::
  10. StitchIsOurHero

    StitchIsOurHero <font color=red>I was smart enough to marry a DH w

    Jul 29, 2004
    Just caught up!! I missed getting my ADR guesses in, but your choices look terrific!!

    Also love all of the things you got on the 25% off sale!! All of Maddie's things are adorable, and I love your tees! I may have to check those out too!!

    Can't wait to read more...and see the sewing!!
  11. Holly324

    Holly324 Mouseketeer

    Aug 12, 2010
    Okay, I have not even read through yet, but I had to jump in after reading the first few lines....we are HUGE Illini fans!!!!! :) ILL-INI! My DH is in veterinary school there, and we are really enjoying the basketball season! Nice to meet another fan!
  12. marDgreen88

    marDgreen88 DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Tied for second place? YAY! I'm very happy with this. :thumbsup2

    Love all your shopping! Awesome! I think it's adorable that yall will have matching Mickey shirts. :goodvibes
  13. Cinderella909

    Cinderella909 DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2010
    You certainly found some great sales! I love everything! Can't wait to see Maddie in all her finery and that great family shot in front the castle with the matching Mickey vintage tees!

    So.... looks like there's more to this ADR game... gotta figure that one out!

    Thanks for sharing all the pictures of your shopping treasures! Karen
  14. AvasMommy526

    AvasMommy526 Mouseketeer

    May 30, 2012
    Didn't do too bad in the game yay!! :cool1: lol! Love all the ADR choices!

    Love, love all the Disney store items! I bought like 12 of the small plushes when they were BOGO (plus my Disney visa 10%), to give as favors for the kids attending our wedding, and a couple extra for my DD Ava of course ;)

    Zulily has Toms right now, awesome prices, I saw they added stock yesterday but the sale ends in 8 hrs, so if you see this before then, might be with a look :goodvibes
  15. Fantasyland Mom

    Fantasyland Mom DIS Veteran

    Feb 8, 2010
    I had the same thought on the Aurora dress, but I didn't end up grabbing it because the girls chose other ones :rolleyes2.

    What's the Never Girls??? I've never heard of it! Looks like something we might enjoy!

    I should have done the guessing game, darn it! I would have rocked it!::yes::
  16. SoNotAPrincess

    SoNotAPrincess Disney Diva

    Jan 16, 2006
    I love the Aurora dress...Maddie will be adorable in it! I really like the nightgowns and bathing suits, too...I think the Jasmine suit is my favorite. You guys are going to look so cute in your matching T-shirts!
  17. merbobear

    merbobear DIS Veteran

    Feb 8, 2011
    I don't have Toms myself, nor does dd, but I remember noticing last May in WDW that there were a ton of Toms. Not as many as Crocs, but enough to stand out as a popular shoe among all of the other standards (teva, keen, etc).

    I would recommend probably bringing more than 1 style of shoe for her to wear. Like a pair of toms & a pair of crocs (I personally feel the crocs are my old standby, but toms ARE much cuter and I have been thinking of trying them out - though the 5 year old in me says that I should probably forgo neutral in favor of getting myself a sparkly pair).

    Also, I am totally patting myself on the back for getting 32 points in your ADR game! Not the highest score, but still higher than I expected! Congrats to me! lol

    I love Maddie's new stuff..have you bought princess dresses from the Disney store before? How do they measure up against what you can buy in the BBB? I have been having an internal debate (mostly because everyone I know is tired of listening) about whether to do the whole castle package at bbb or to buy a dress and just get the hair & makeup at BBB. We did the Castle package last year and it was fantastic, of course, but it would free up some spending money if I came prepared already with a dress...
  18. lvcourtneyy

    lvcourtneyy DIS Veteran

    Nov 24, 2012
    Your ADRs look awesome! I'm not a great guesser I suppose :lmao: Can't wait to hear about all the meals though!

    LOVE all the Disney store purchases. The sale logic is definitely my logic. There's a sale, ok I'll buy more. Not that long ago, they had a sale where it was additional percent off of sale merchandise and I added $75 worth of stuffed animals to my cart and tried to convince DBF to buy them for me because you had to spend $75 to get free shipping :rotfl2: It almost worked but he made me eliminate some stuffed animals and add the Disney Parks DVD collection.:goodvibes

    Is that the new design for the Aurora dress? It's adorable. All of the stuff you got is!!! I'm in love. Maddie's gonna love love love love love it.

    I have those pink sparkly Toms.:rolleyes1 I adore them. I didn't bring them to WDW with me so I can't speak for touring in them but they're so lightweight that I find them perfect for hot weather. I hate wearing sneakers in heat so I find Toms the perfect in-between solution.
  19. cindianne320

    cindianne320 Mouseketeer

    Oct 27, 2010
    YUM! Those are some amazing Restaurant choices!

    What are the other games we can play?!
  20. RGirl

    RGirl Change Is Good

    Jan 7, 2010
    Excellent shopping! :thumbsup2 :rotfl2: As you know, I got the Aurora dress too. :hippie:
  21. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    While I'm glad that Disney emailed you back, they could have at least said, "I'm sorry for your troubles." :confused3

    I love, love, love all of your purchases!

    I am really interested to hear how touring without a stroller works out for y'all. I'm already thinking of whether or not I should bring one for Reid next year.

    I did better on the ADR game than I would have thought! Color me shocked! :lmao:

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