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. StitchIsOurHero

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

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    Yay!! I'm in!! So excited to read your PTR! I always love your TRs! We are doing the DxDP in March, and I am really excited about it! Can't wait to read all of your plans!!

    And spreadsheets? And favoriting stuff on the Disney Store site?? I resemble that remark...:rotfl2:
     
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  3. Bethislucy

    Bethislucy DIS Veteran

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    Yay for getting to go on another trip.
     
  4. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    Glad you're here!

    I think the ADR game should add some fun. PTRs can get boring.

    I'll reveal the resort very soon

    Maddie is a reasonable kid. Happy Birthday to you tomorrow!


    So glad that you're here Queen! I am equally glad to have found another listmaker/spreadsheet lover. I have to admit, that Bryan is usually the spreadsheet guy but now I'm a firm believer. Love them.

    Yay! I'll reveal our resort choice very soon, and I think the ADR game will be lots of fun.

    So glad you're here! Thanks for de-lurking!

    The ADR game should be fun, I have to give Marissa (marDgreen) all the credit. She did it on her PTR and it was lots of fun.

    I'll reveal soon!

    I think I will give clues. I was thinking that everyone could make initial guesses at all of them when we start, then as I break down the days I'll give clues, and everyone can revise their guesses as needed. The first person to guess them all will win. That might not be fun for anyone who joins in late though. What do you think?


    Thanks for joining in! I hope that it will be, I know it will be fun to plan.:goodvibes

    Thanks for joining in Jill!

    Thanks for joining in! and Welcome!

    Oh I was so mad when Kristen took the rap for Josie. I never like Josie, and was already mad that she'd lasted longer than my beloved CJ. I hope that Kristen comes back from Last Chance Kitchen (which I don't watch because I want to be surprised) and kicks all their butts!


    Thanks for joining in Karen! I can't wait to share them-this is going to be a great trip.

    Thanks for joining in! and thanks for reading the TR!

    :rotfl: Thanks for joining in! I'll see if I can arrange for some Maddie photo shoots for you between now and the trip.

    Every character meal? Not a bad guess. :lmao: Let me know if you have any ideas how we should play.

    Oooohhh Brandon is going to love me! :rotfl: I was shocked to see how affordable it was though.
     
  5. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    Me too! I am so happy to know I'm not the only list crazy spreadsheet maker! You're among friends here...

    Welcome!

    Welcome! Thanks for reading and joining in the PTR!

    Oh you are going to have the BEST TIME EVER!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your kids' first trip. If you have any questions, please ask. I'm sure that if I can't answer someone can. DISsers were so helpful to me before we took Maddie for the first time.


    Welcome!

    I will, I promise! I'm going to reveal the resort very soon.

    Thanks so much! Thanks for joining in!

    Thanks for joining in!

    Thanks for joining in!!

    So glad to have found another kindred spirit! IF we end up going the points rental route, I'll definitely share.(don't want to give too much away! sounds like a lot of people have done it or are planning to try though-so I'm sure someone around here could help)



    They both sound divine don't they? The Poly would be my dream resort, but you just can't beat the walk to Epcot or MK.

    Thanks for joining in!


    So glad that you're here Kathy! I know!! Could you just imagine if we were there at the same time? Mark and Maddie's funny hat/tiara pics would have been legendary! :rotfl:

    Thanks for joining in Marita! So glad you're here!

    Yay! So glad you're here! and an excellent guess! :rotfl:

    I'm thinking that everyone could guess all at once, and then can ammend their guesses as I give daily clues. The first to have them all is the winner. What do you think?
     
  6. sammyjo1871

    sammyjo1871 Mouseketeer

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    Yes she was! And I'm so glad Josie finally went home.

    Joining in for your PTR! I've enjoyed the last couple trip reports, so this is sure to be fun! I took my DS6 last Feb for our 1st trip and we are now hooked! But of course we don't do the princess related stuff, so it's fun seeing the pink, sparkly side of Disney with Maddie. :)
     
  7. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    :rotfl2:that's it!

    Glad you're here Carey!

    Welcome!

    Thanks for all the info! I'm really glad to hear that you had a positive experience with points rental. The things that you mentioned are exactly the things that gave me pause. I like having my bed made every day, and I like being able to instantly see my reservation on Disney's website. I enjoy tinkering with my reservations and such. Did any of them bother you in the long run?

    It's totally normal to be planning the next trip already! In fact I think my DH lurks on here just to make sure that I'm not! :lmao:


    Thanks for letting me steal your great idea! How should we play? Maybe everyone guesses all 16 (with limited hints) and I'll reply to each guess saying how many you have right. then as I break down each day each player can edit their guesses, until eventually someone will have all of them right. What do you think? too hard? just do it by day? It's your game, I'm gonna need your input here! ;)

    Glad you're here Marissa.


    Welcome!

    Welcome! I'm glad that so many are looking forward to the game! Should make it more fun!

    Glad you're here! I hadn't even thought of renting until this year. I was shocked at how affordable it seems!

    So glad that you're here! I hope that it'll be fun, but I don't think I'll live up to how fun your TR is. :goodvibes

    Yay! Another kindred spirit! It's Maddie's trip for sure-her parents are just along for the ride.

    Yay!! Glad you're here! The game should be lots of fun (just have to nail down how we'll play :lmao:). OMG I can't wait to start buying her outfits. The Disney Store has the cutest dresses for spring/summer. I'm dying over them.

    Let me know when you start the PTR-I'll be there!
     
  8. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    A closeted spreadsheet user I presume. :lmao: Glad you're here!

    Welcome!

    Thanks for joining in!

    yay! I'm glad you're here Lisa!

    :rotfl:

    You'll be glad to hear that I did some Mickeystoontown type tinkering with our dates today!


    yay! I'm so glad you're here! Are you so excited for DxDP? I'll have to check your ticker to see if you have a PTR going. Lots of planning involved, but I love it. Bryan and I feel like we're on vacation too by doing some signatures.

    I'm so glad that I'm not alone. I've favorited Easter gifts, summer/trip clothes, PJs for me-there's just too much good stuff right now!

    We're so excited to be going back! Thanks for joining in!


    Thanks for joining in!

    Me too! Uggghh. She needed to go home. I'm so sad that CJ went so early though. I really hope Kristen makes it back via Last Chance Kitchen, but I'm not watching because I want to be surprised!

    I don't get to do any of the boy stuff! I thought she might want to do Pirates League this year, but nope. Still Princessey.
     
  9. amandaw

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    I finally made it over here!

    I'm so excited that y'all have another trip planned and I can't wait to hear all about it! Especially where y'all are staying....spill the beans! :cool1:

    And you know I don't think you're a freak with your spreadsheets. :lmao: I have my lists in my notebooks and my spreadsheets on my laptop.
     
  10. JennisSilly

    JennisSilly Mouseketeer

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    Can I just say I adore your trip reports! I am so excited to take our little girl to WDW this October for many reasons- but reading the interactions you, your husband, and Maddie have makes me even more excited!

    I really appreciate your feedback about DxDP! We are planning on going doing the same with DD in October for the character interactions (that's her favorite part of our Disneyland trips) and because DH's favorite part is the food. I love hearing positive feedback about it!

    And um...I'm currently toggling between 3 different spreadsheets as we approach our 6 month window to book at AKL (through DVC) so I totally understand.
     
  11. Cinderella909

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    Happy birthday to Maddie!! May all her dreams come true!! : princess:

    Hope she enjoys her special day! Karen
     
  12. lvcourtneyy

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    Thank you for the birthday wishes!

    Happy Birthday to Miss. Maddie today! I hope she has a great day and I can't wait to hear how she reacts to the news!:wizard:princess:
     
  13. merbobear

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    No problem :) It was a little nerve wracking to not see my reservation instantly, but the main rental sites (david's and **************, as far as I know) both have really great reputations, always positive reviews, etc so that settled me for the most part. The beds not being made is a minor inconvenience.

    You do get maid service if you stay long enough..I think it was on day 4. It is slightly a bummer to not have the mousekeepers leaving towel animals, setting up children's toys in cute scenes, etc. I guess I didn't get so much bummed about it, but it's just a fun touch that isn't there when you stay dvc.

    I guess you can look at it as a trade off though..for me, staying in a deluxe is highly unlikely, as we like to take longish vacations (9 or 10 days) and the cost of a deluxe for that long on top of everything else (tickets, ddp, BBB appointment, souvenirs, airfare, etc etc and on and on!) is just TOO much, but by renting points we can afford to stay deluxe if we want to.

    So would you trade towel animals for the chance to have a more extravagant vacation? Trade having your bed made for a superb location like BLT? If those sound like fair trades, then renting points is for you!

    Also, the reservation WILL be available for you to view online. It just took a little bit..not even a LONG time, it just wasn't instant. I want to say that we had a confirmation number in our email with a day or two of making our down payment. Also, Paul (from dvc rental store) had really great communication with us so I never felt like I was out of the loop. I am sure David's does too!

    Another cool thing - I mentioned in conversation on the dis that we were renting through Paul and that we were pleased with his service, and he happened to see the post and emailed me to tell me he gave us a credit toward our vacation! So that was awesome, obviously.

    Sorry this was so long..but the point is that I would highly recommend renting points if you decide that one of the dvc locations is where you want to stay!
     
  14. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

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    Sure, that sounds good to me!! :goodvibes
     
  15. ronnmel

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    I'll start the guessing game then. You said to write our 16 guesses, then we can adjust them as you post clues and more info about your days? Do we have to guess just the name, or breakfast/lunch/dinner as well? What about the dates? My vote would be for just the names.

    1. Cinderella's Royal Table
    2. Akershus
    3. Chef Mickey
    4. Via Napoli
    5. 1900 Park Fare
    6. Crystal Palace
    7. Yak & Yeti
    8. Sci-Fi
    9. California Grill
    10. Kona Cafe
    11. Tusker House
    12. Cape May Cafe
    13. Coral Reef
    14. Teppan Edo
    15. Hollywood & Vine
    16. Be Our Guest
     
  16. cheshirecatattack

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    I'm in too! excited to see what you've chosen for ADRs. And I'm a crazy spreadsheet planner too! :)
     
  17. SimplyGoofy

    SimplyGoofy "You are not Mickey Mouse... you are a rat!"

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    I am most certainly in!

    I loved your last trip report, and can't wait to see what you have in store for this one!
     
  18. disneydreaminA115

    disneydreaminA115 Long time lurker - coming out to play!

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    Joining in!! I can't wait, I love your trip reports!!!
     
  19. Chabby

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    I'm in! I love your TR, you have a beautiful princess and so do I, so I get great ideas from you. Thanks for sharing them with us :thumbsup2
     
  20. Marsheliz

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    Joining in..

    Cant wait to see the ADR's too. I bet there is one for Be Our Guest!!

    I agree with your DH- Loved POFQ!:)
     
  21. KristinAnne

    KristinAnne DIS Veteran

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    I'm joining in with my guesses too!
    1. Cinderella's Royal Table
    2. Akershus
    3. Chef Mickey
    4. Narcoosees
    5. 1900 Park Fare
    6. Crystal Palace
    7. 50s Prime Time
    8. Ohana
    9. Les Chefs
    10. Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    11. Tusker House
    12. Cape May Cafe
    13. Mama Melrose
    14. Le Cellier
    15. Hollywood & Vine
    16. Be Our Guest
     

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