My first ever pre-trippie for WDW

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May 24, 2008
well done on ADR!!

I know how you feel...scarily close! I've resisted re-jigging, well other than fitting in seeing The Script at Hard Rock Live :)

Roll on next Friday when I've finished work !!!

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joolz1910

<font color=green>I would have gone down to recept
Joined
Aug 24, 2008
Same here - 1 more week at work.

Did our online check in today for OKW as we are 10 days out - only took a few mins. Asked for turtle pond rd.
I have asked for that area on my reservation too! I wil attempt online check-in in 6 days.:thumbsup2
 
  • princess_ariel_85

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    Jan 17, 2011
    Right - a quick update:

    I've managed to get an ADR at 'Ohana on Halloween! Very pleased.:)
    My flight tickets arrived. I've reserved seats.
    I've photocopied the passports.
    I've ordered facepaints for Halloween costumes, bought a bargain black rose (£1 from Asda) for my Corpse Bride DD, got DH swim shorts and trainers, bought middle DD a fleece, bought eldest DD swimsuits.
    Just bits and pieces to do now.
    It feels scarily close now.
    Yay for your ressie at 'Ohana.

    I can't wait to see your halloween costumes :goodvibes

    Hope you get the area you asked for too x
     
  • joolz1910

    <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept
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    Aug 24, 2008
    Well, it's been a loooooonnnnnng countdown but we are almost, finally there. Will be leaving to go to the Premier Inn at Manchester airport in a few hours. I plan on doing a trip report when I return.

    I hope it's just like we dreamed it.;)
     

    princess_ariel_85

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    Well, it's been a loooooonnnnnng countdown but we are almost, finally there. Will be leaving to go to the Premier Inn at Manchester airport in a few hours. I plan on doing a trip report when I return.

    I hope it's just like we dreamed it.;)
    Yay! It's here! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I can't wait to hear all it about it when you return :banana::banana:
     
  • joolz1910

    <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept
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    Aug 24, 2008
    Yay! It's here! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I can't wait to hear all it about it when you return :banana::banana:
    Thank you x

    This is the song I have been thinking of since I booked the trip. My song to my girls.princess:princess:princess:

    I can show you the world
    Shining, shimmering, splendid
    Tell me, princess, now when did
    You last let your heart decide?

    I can open your eyes
    Take you wonder by wonder
    Over, sideways and under
    On a magic carpet ride

    A whole new world
    A new fantastic point of view
    No one to tell us no
    Or where to go
    Or say we're only dreaming

    A whole new world
    A dazzling place I never knew
    But when I'm way up here
    It's crystal clear
    That now I'm in a whole new world with you
    Now I'm in a whole new world with you

    Unbelievable sights
    Indescribable feeling
    Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
    Through an endless diamond sky

    A whole new world
    Don't you dare close your eyes
    A hundred thousand things to see
    Hold your breath - it gets better
    I'm like a shooting star
    I've come so far
    I can't go back to where I used to be

    A whole new world
    Every turn a surprise
    With new horizons to pursue
    Every moment red-letter
    I'll chase them anywhere
    There's time to spare
    Let me share this whole new world with you

    A whole new world
    That's where we'll be
    A thrilling chase
    A wondrous place
    For you and me
     

    Ciorsdah

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    Jan 8, 2012
    Have a beautiful trip and can't wait to read all about it when you get back :-) now go enjoy WDW!!! X
     

    kitcat1

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    Oct 2, 2006
    You also need to take some pics or a video of when you surprise the girls.....have a really good time.

    Cath :cool1:
     

    bex7583

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Well, here it is at long last! My first WDW pre-trip report.:banana: I thought I would start writing it when I got to 9 months to go, as this is a time-frame I can get my head around ;)

    The Cast:
    Me - Juliette, 41 year old mother of 3, part-time teacher and Disney fanatic.
    DH - Kev, 42 likes Disney but doesn't love Disney iykwim.
    DD - Olivia, 12princess:
    DD - Jessica, 8 (nearly)princess:
    DD - Emilia, 4princess:

    My 3 Princesses at DLP, The Disneyland Hotel 2009:


    How it all started...

    I wanted to take each of my children to Disneyland when they were 4 or 5 years of age. We went to DLP in 2005 and then again in 2009. When were were ready to leave, my eldest started crying, saying she didn't want to go home. I promised her then that I would take her to Disney again and started making plans for the next visit when Emilia would be 5 - 2012.

    I started saving and plotting and researching...and decided that we would go to WDW instead of DLP!

    The 'Trip' so far...


    Booked:
    29th Oct - 12th Nov
    Flights with Virgin from Manchester
    OKW, I bed villa
    14 day Ultimates
    Free DDP
    Total Price £5750

    Still to organise:
    ADR's (Cinder's Mum booking these)
    MNSSHP (booked for Friday 2nd November £303)
    MVMCP (booked for Friday 9th November $303)
    BBB (Booked 'middle' package for two youngest on 7th Nov at 9.50am at MK £68)
    Touring Plans (subscribed cost £6)
    Photopass (Now done £62, then cancelled, refund processed and now prepaid for photopass and photobook $149.99 :))
    Haunted Carriage Ride
    New suitcases (friend has said I can borrow hers)
    Manchester Hotel, possibly Premier Inn (Booked 2 rooms at the Premier in Ft for £64)
    ESTA's (done on 13th Aug, $14 per person)
    Passports for Olivia and Jessica (posted on 20/07/12, cost £98)
    Insurance (Nationwide cover £120)
    Garden Grocer order (no longer doing this)
    Get Nationwide credit card for 0% commission/charges (done)
    Book Magical Express
    Car Hire (£200)

    We have been saving £2 coins since the Summer of 2009, so hopefully that will take care of 'spends'. (COUNTED AND VERIFIED ON 27/05, TOTAL £1280)

    I really can't wait to go, it will be the trip of a lifetime for us. I have to also say a big THANK YOU to the Dis members who have answered all of my silly questions - you know who you are.:flower3:

    And the best of it?


    The kids have NO IDEA we are going.:rotfl:

    Anyway, that's it for now. I will update as I get things sorted.
    Thank you for reading. xxx

    Juliette



    Just a quick update:
    The total cost was just under £7500
    This included: flights, accommodation, free ddp, tickets, MNSSHP, MVMCP, BBB, Premier Inn, insurance, car hire, photopass and photobook, ESTA's, passports, all tips, spending money.
    how useful and esp from another family of 5 !!
     



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