Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Trip Reports & Member Reviews Discuss pre-trip report for august vacation in the Vacation Planning forums; Okay so I am really excited, because yesterday we booked our vacation for this summer. It is going to be our first family trip back to disney in 12 years, ...
  1. #1
    dreamen18's Avatar
    dreamen18 is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    illinois - the "s" is silent people
    Posts
    15

    pre-trip report for august vacation

    Okay so I am really excited,because yesterday we booked our vacation for this summer. It is going to be our first family trip back to disney in 12 years, I went last year with my mom and grandparents so yeah. So here are the people coming me(dreamen18), my mom, my dad and my sister. We are going from August 1-11, so if anyone has any advice for the summer that would be greatly appreciated.
    1994- Dixie Landings
    1996- Caribean Beach Resort
    2007- Port Orleans Riverside
    2008- Port Orleans Riverside







  2. #2
    First Timer's Avatar
    First Timer is offline I saw the Mouse now I want to go back!
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Lehighton Pa
    Posts
    1,099
    That's awesome....... I hope you have an awesome trip,,,,,,, and welcome to the boards
    Loni









    First Trip- Jan. 07, POFQ
    Second Trip- May 08, Pop Century

  3. #3
    DisneyFamilyJD's Avatar
    DisneyFamilyJD is offline B-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    73
    Have a wonderful trip and be prepared for the heat and humidity!!
    Danielle


    WDW Visits: '85, '86, '87, '88, '89, '90, 91, '92, '93, '94, '95, '97, '98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06(2), '07(2), '08(4)




  4. #4
    Thumper10's Avatar
    Thumper10 is offline Missing Main Street...
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The Laughin Place
    Posts
    2,172
    That's so exciting, I'm sure you will have a blast!
    -Amanda


    When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
    -Walt Disney

  5. #5
    dreamen18's Avatar
    dreamen18 is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    illinois - the "s" is silent people
    Posts
    15
    thanks for the wishes, we are starting to discuss restraunts. We are thinking of a couple counter service meals and then a couple full service meals, but yeah we are a 129 days out
    1994- Dixie Landings
    1996- Caribean Beach Resort
    2007- Port Orleans Riverside
    2008- Port Orleans Riverside







  6. #6
    Babby58's Avatar
    Babby58 is offline E-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    337
    I would definitely plan to take a break during the day- it can be very humid down there. Also, make sure you have comfortable shoes. Sandals are great but you might end up with blisters. If you are wearing sneakers, plan on two pairs of socks for each day.

    As far as dining goes, get those ADRs in as soon as possible- you are past the 180 days and things book quickly.

    Good luck and have fun!
    Piglet Rules!!

  7. #7
    cjborne2's Avatar
    cjborne2 is offline D-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    292
    Water, sunscreen, and buy rain ponchos ahead of time so you're not spending a small fortune to stay dry.
    Law School Family Reward Trip August 2005

    Land-Sea-Land Vacation June 2008

    Disney Wonder cruise to Alaska June 2011

    My Milestone Birthday Trip April 2012

  8. #8
    mini-V's Avatar
    mini-V is offline Home at last near Mickey!
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Mickey's backyard
    Posts
    8,966
    Either plan to buy a hat or bring one, and sunglasses a must. That FL August sun is a killer and you don't want to find yourself flat on your back looking up into the paramedics face. Take advantage of those morning extra magic hours or the evening ones. Since this isn't your first trip, you'll be less adapt to try to do too much in one day. Keep in mind this is supposed to be a vacation and not a marathon.
    mini-V What will you celebrate?

    Adult daycare for the kid inside you.

  9. #9
    dreamen18's Avatar
    dreamen18 is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    illinois - the "s" is silent people
    Posts
    15
    thanks for the recommendations they will really help. So last night we booked a couple of restraunts. We are doing 50s primetime for lunch one day, a fantasmic dinner package at hollywood and vine one night. We are doing donalds breakfast at animal kingdom one morning. And then we are doing garden grille for another lunch one day, and finally we are doing crystal palace for dinner one night. Surprisingly there were a lot of open availability for meals including even at cindys and le celier.
    1994- Dixie Landings
    1996- Caribean Beach Resort
    2007- Port Orleans Riverside
    2008- Port Orleans Riverside







  10. #10
    dreamen18's Avatar
    dreamen18 is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    illinois - the "s" is silent people
    Posts
    15
    So we are a 107 days and like ten hours away from our vacation and I just cannot wait. I've been making lists and such, I just cannot wait for college to be out for the summer so August can be here. But I just found out that I will be down at Disney when the last twilight book comes out, does anyone know if there is a book store in the world that would carry this, or maybe if I could just have the book delivered to my hotel.
    1994- Dixie Landings
    1996- Caribean Beach Resort
    2007- Port Orleans Riverside
    2008- Port Orleans Riverside







  11. #11
    dreamen18's Avatar
    dreamen18 is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    illinois - the "s" is silent people
    Posts
    15
    Cannot believe that we are actually like 86 days away from being at the Happiest Place on Earth. I have the reast of this week and then next week and the following week is finals. Once those are out of the way i can continue with planning the trip.
    1994- Dixie Landings
    1996- Caribean Beach Resort
    2007- Port Orleans Riverside
    2008- Port Orleans Riverside







  12. #12
    brad9008's Avatar
    brad9008 is offline D-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    222
    have fun

  13. #13
    Keasmom's Avatar
    Keasmom is offline DisneyWorldTrivia.com Lifetime Pass
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    The Wishing Place
    Posts
    19,775
    Water, water, water. The biggest trick to WDW in July and August (sometimed Sept.) is hydration and sun protection. Plan on drinking a lot of water, even if you add crystal light, but not too many sodas since they actually dehydrate you. Also, try to plan your day so that cooler, darker attractions are in the 12N to 5PM time frame when it is hottest, or go back to the hotel and rest or swim. Also, stick with lighter colored clothing especially shirts, and light colored hats. Have all of you shopping in the [arks delivered to you hotel desk rather then schlepping them around take frequent rests, stop long enough to let your body temp regulate. Southern summers feel like the top of a boiling pot just got lifted off, so it feels hot and steamy.
    P.U.S.H.-A mantra MOST will not understand.

    Disney rocks, Walt was a genius.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •