This Trip Report Is Under Refurbishment For Your Future Enjoyment (UPDATED 3/8)

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  1. Terra Nova guy

    Terra Nova guy DIS Dad #811 Newfoundland, Canada

    Nov 11, 2014
    Awesome intro, as I would expect. Looking forward to the report!
  2. glennbo123

    glennbo123 DIS Veteran

    May 10, 2008
    Signing on! Thanks for the bat signal!
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  4. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

    Nov 10, 2008
    :welcome: Believe me, I know the feeling! And don't worry, I'm usually a slow updater.

    Yeah, or nothing that sticks out in a pithy catchphrase-kind of way.

    I don't know if I can live up to "epic". I'm shooting for "better than doing work".

    I saw you have a few TR's going. Which one is the current one? Can I join in halfway through?

    You did that just to prove me wrong, didn't you? I can respect that. :rotfl:

    Well, we're trying to keep it real here. And this is not a false statement.

    :welcome: Liesa!

    :welcome: Magdalene! I don't know if we'll live up to the mosquito story.

    Pretty incredible how time goes by, isn't it? It doesn't feel like it's been a decade or more...but it has. The time passes quickly.

    Oh, and the rest of the family has all seen their glamour shots. And yet, I'm still alive!

    :welcome: and thanks for reading along!
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  5. jhoannam

    jhoannam DIS Veteran

    May 12, 2014
    I’ve been waiting for this... now where’s the rest of the report?
  6. tammy

    tammy DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 1999
    This should be fun!!
  7. piglet1979

    piglet1979 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2015
    I can't wait to hear more about the trip.
  8. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

    Nov 10, 2008
    :welcome: Doc! Don't worry, I'm usually slow at updating these things.

    :welcome: pkondz! You've been doing impressive work catching up, I see.

    When it rains, it pours.

    :welcome: scrappy! Thanks for following me over here.

    :welcome: Annie! If I didn't know better, I'd say you threw a little shade there.:rolleyes1

    Thanks for jumping in!

    Brownie points for you! Thanks for coming back.

    I think it was decided long before then.

    That photo of Sarah was taken near midnight when our flight to Minneapolis was cancelled a couple of years ago (after spending all day at the airport). We all felt that way. And with Scotty and Drew, I had a lot of photos to choose from!

    Hey, that still counts! Besides, we spent a lot of quality time in Oklahoma.


    With 4 kids, there's no way we could travel without the minivan. You just need the space! They're not always cheap to rent, though.

    You pretty much nailed it. Pop tarts or donuts for breakfast in the room, pb&j for lunch, sit-down dinner. We did buy a few lunches, though.

    :welcome: aboard! We try to keep it real around here.
  9. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

    Nov 10, 2008
    :welcome: Jeff! Good to have you here.

    :welcome: Glenn! Thanks for jumping in!

    :welcome: As to your question, I can only refer you to the title.

    :welcome: Tammy!

    :welcome: and thanks for reading!
  10. WDW2012

    WDW2012 Michelle

    Aug 21, 2011
    Just finished up the last trip report, looking forward to this one. Although Disney in July......o_O? (where is the gates of hell emoji?)
  11. buteraa

    buteraa DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2008
    I love it! Can't wait.
  12. Pluto0809

    Pluto0809 DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
    Sure you can join in anytime you like, the more the merrier! My current one is:

    Don't Pet the Sweaty Things

    I also have a PTR going but it's going to be done here in the next week as I finish up my plans for my Food and Wine trip that starts on 10/19. Probably not worth joining in at this point, better to just wait for the TR. :D
  13. Babacuss

    Babacuss Earning My Ears

    Feb 15, 2007
    Love The Intro, I'm in!!Thanks for sharing.
  14. MNtwinsplus1mom

    MNtwinsplus1mom Mouseketeer

    Aug 2, 2011
    Yay! A new Oblivious family trip report! We took our first family trip to WDW when our youngest were 4. A perfect age for it! Can't wait to hear all about Drew's reactions to so many exciting firsts. Cool that your brother was experiencing it for the first time too. Big group trips pose some challenges but can be so much fun. (I arrived early solo for a 7am rope drop on my own last fall while on a trip with my mom and sisters; best solution and that way everyone was happy when we met up later that morning. I've made my policy of heading to the parks before opening [even if I must leave behind loved ones temporarily] clear to my immediate family members as well, but so far they have proven quite hearty and cheerful, so I'm thankful we can always go together.)

    We would never be able to justify paying out of pocket for the dining plan. Yikes! I only do the dining plan when it's free for us (3 times, yay!). A great deal for a Moderate Resort family like ours (but less so now, bc it's only free quick service).

    I can't believe you have only a few states left! It really does help I think that states where your family lives are much smaller than states out here. So many interesting places to go! When we visited D.C. this summer I made a bunch of potential itineraries, one of which had us going all the way to Boston. That died in negotiations, but our revised plan took us to many cool places so it all worked out.

    Can't wait to hear more!
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  15. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

    Nov 10, 2008
    :welcome: to the party! Believe me, if I could have visited during a time other than the summer...I would have.

    :welcome: Thanks for joining in!

    Cool, thanks! I'll hop on over soon.

    I will confess that I never bother joining in on PTR's. Everyone's plans are to their own tastes so I feel like it's not worth my time to comment. I'd rather read about the experience you had.

    :welcome: and thanks for reading!

    :welcome: Karin! Glad you made it. I'll get into the stuff with traveling as a group, but we kind of handled things the way you did. We knew rope drop was important. But no matter how much we preached it, the others were less concerned with it.

    Yeah, we loved free dining in September when we could take advantage of it. I hate that they rolled it back on the moderate resorts. But we can't go in September anymore, anyway. It just doesn't make sense to pay out of pocket.

    But they all skipped Delaware...:sad1:

    Seriously, though, it looked like you guys had a great trip!
  16. KimmyD

    KimmyD Earning My Ears

    Jul 27, 2011
    Fabulous! I cant wait to read all about it! Great Intro!!!!!:cool1:
  17. Ruthie5671

    Ruthie5671 DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2009
    My hubby and I were in WDW the first week in July. The word hot doesn't even begin to describe the temperature, and we're not a slave to a school calendar. We are just glutton for punishment!!!
  18. KsGiGi

    KsGiGi Earning My Ears

    Apr 19, 2017
    Enjoying the report, and look forward to more. :wave2:
  19. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    Sheesh. Least you could've done is picked up a bit. That's what kids are for.

    Oh... that's what kids cause in the first place. Nevermind, then.

    Now who would do that?!?!?!?


    Good. Maybe then I can finally put a good one together.

    ha! not likely.

    This does not bode well for my solo trips...

    I gave that up. Now I just post a pithy word or two.

    Maybe that's my problem.

    ugh... well, that sucks.

    I'm surprised you had recovered enough to meet me this fall.

    Uh huh. Take 'em outta school for a bit!

    But the truth is.... it's Julie that's messing that up for you. Just admit it. Then duck.

    Whoa! You've been busy.


    You and me both.

    Ha! I've done two of those. And I'm a stinkin' foreigner!

    Told you.

    way, way better! massively better! Hugely! Ginormously better!

    No. What's not stopping you is that she is not reading this update.

    Sorry I missed her. Was looking forward to meeting her.

    On second thought.... maybe I don't mind that I missed her.

    But you can say that about pretty much anyone. Everyone.

    I can vouch for this! I think he did it in under 20, actually. I was pretty stunned, actually.

    Meh. Drew is probably just about there.

    Who isn't????

    Oh, I'm sure he does something to you.

    :laughing: I believe this. He didn't stop once. The other boys turned into exhausted zombies and he just kept right on going.

    I don't think that would have any effect on him.

    Whoops! Sorry.
    <goes back to read>

    Of course you do. The reason is because you love it.

    Not at Disney you can't.

    I don't mind saying.... my brain is getting a bit... fried.
  20. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    Down to 2-3 now. Feeling kinda burned out now, though.

    Yeah, that'll do it.

    No idea why not. I'm still using photobucket. :confused3
    How are you posting your photos, Mark?
  21. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

    Nov 15, 2009
    We often rent a minivan and find that they are cheaper than some of the other vehicles, then again we travel with enough luggage that we would need to hire a trailer if we didn't get a large vehicle! No room for any kids!

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