Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 45
Trip Reports & Member Reviews Discuss The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report) in the Vacation Planning forums; Originally Posted by BamaJenn It's official... we've told DS that we're going. The only problem with this is the fact that at 5 years old, he doesn't quite understand time ...
  1. #16
    eeyore79's Avatar
    eeyore79 is offline Missing "HOME"
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL-TOO far from WDW!
    Posts
    1,928

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    It's official... we've told DS that we're going. The only problem with this is the fact that at 5 years old, he doesn't quite understand time yet. So, he knows we are going but really isn't grasping that we are going in 3 months. I see 3 months of dealing with the "are we going today?" question each morning but oh well!

    yes i made the "mistake" of telling my daughter 4 that we were going down for our bdays...and every day its "tomorrow we go to disney right mommy?" "no baby, still one more month, gotta wait til august 16th, its only "such and such"....so ya. *sigh* i understand. hopefully the countdown calender starts to help some.

    ya that whole understanding time thing....although, even i dont understand it sometimes....."but why cant we go to disney now"???
    "A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

    http://mydreamingcorner.blogspot.com/

    Me (Jamie) - 34 DD (Kayla) - 7

    TRIP REPORT AUGUST 2011 http://www.wdwradio.com/forums/showt...l=1#post972048

  2. #17
    BamaJenn's Avatar
    BamaJenn is offline Disnerd
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Idea Bag
    Posts
    8,572

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Quote Originally Posted by eeyore79 View Post
    yes i made the "mistake" of telling my daughter 4 that we were going down for our bdays...
    Exactly!! LOL

    The great news is... we've now officially booked the surprise for Wednesday night!
    Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
    Visited In: 1983, 1988, 1989 x2, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (passholder), 2007 (x2 x3), 2008, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2)
    “Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you’re immersed in.” - Joe Rohde
    Avatar Image Used with Permission from °O°Joe

  3. #18
    BamaJenn's Avatar
    BamaJenn is offline Disnerd
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Idea Bag
    Posts
    8,572

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    It's getting closer (41 days til we arrive) and I'm trying to find something else to do. What else can we fit in? I need ideas people... I want to keep planning.
    Last edited by BamaJenn; 08-10-2011 at 10:03 AM.
    Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
    Visited In: 1983, 1988, 1989 x2, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (passholder), 2007 (x2 x3), 2008, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2)
    “Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you’re immersed in.” - Joe Rohde
    Avatar Image Used with Permission from °O°Joe

  4. #19
    BamaJenn's Avatar
    BamaJenn is offline Disnerd
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Idea Bag
    Posts
    8,572

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    3 Weeks from this exact moment we should be nearly there. Probably, if I had to guess, we'll be hitting I-4.
    Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
    Visited In: 1983, 1988, 1989 x2, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (passholder), 2007 (x2 x3), 2008, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2)
    “Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you’re immersed in.” - Joe Rohde
    Avatar Image Used with Permission from °O°Joe

  5. #20
    eeyore79's Avatar
    eeyore79 is offline Missing "HOME"
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL-TOO far from WDW!
    Posts
    1,928

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    3 Weeks from this exact moment we should be nearly there. Probably, if I had to guess, we'll be hitting I-4.



    how exciting!!!
    "A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

    http://mydreamingcorner.blogspot.com/

    Me (Jamie) - 34 DD (Kayla) - 7

    TRIP REPORT AUGUST 2011 http://www.wdwradio.com/forums/showt...l=1#post972048

  6. #21
    BamaJenn's Avatar
    BamaJenn is offline Disnerd
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Idea Bag
    Posts
    8,572

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    2 weeks from tomorrow we'll be hitting the road! Sure, it's not until the next day that we'll be on property but in my eyes, that's when the vacation begins!

    I'm contemplating my trip report... trying to decide what works better. I think history has shown that a report with pics works best right? I mean... that's what you all prefer! What I'm trying to decide though is do I do it text/photo/text/photo style or use links or I dunno. Hrmmm decisions decisions.

    This comes from boredum and desperately needing to plan SOMETHING now that there's nothing left to plan. LOL
    Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
    Visited In: 1983, 1988, 1989 x2, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (passholder), 2007 (x2 x3), 2008, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2)
    “Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you’re immersed in.” - Joe Rohde
    Avatar Image Used with Permission from °O°Joe

  7. #22
    Chrissy&Tayen's Avatar
    Chrissy&Tayen is offline counting down to my vacation
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Argillite Ky
    Posts
    5,326

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    i'm with you.. we wont be the parks until 11th but in my mind our vacation starts the 10th because were loading up the car and heading to columbus for the night going to bed early and hitting that plane early in the morning.

    i cant wait to read your report
    All Star Sports July 2006
    All Star Movies October 2007
    Coronado Spring February 2010
    Pop Century October 2010
    All Star Movies September 2011
    Pop Century September 2012
    Chrissy

  8. #23
    supernova's Avatar
    supernova is offline Premium Annual Passholder
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Staten Island, NYC
    Posts
    6,356

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Far better planning than mine will be. Right now all I've got is:
    Sunday - land and Christmas party
    Monday - relax
    Tuesday - Character breakfast and all four parks
    Wednesday - relax
    Thursday - Downtown Disney, lunch somewhere, fly home

    And that's about as far as my 'planning' will be going for a Disney trip
    Really, Walt? Disneyland is MY land? Why would I want a silly little land when I can have the WORLD.


  9. #24
    eeyore79's Avatar
    eeyore79 is offline Missing "HOME"
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL-TOO far from WDW!
    Posts
    1,928

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    2 weeks from tomorrow we'll be hitting the road! Sure, it's not until the next day that we'll be on property but in my eyes, that's when the vacation begins!

    I'm contemplating my trip report... trying to decide what works better. I think history has shown that a report with pics works best right? I mean... that's what you all prefer! What I'm trying to decide though is do I do it text/photo/text/photo style or use links or I dunno. Hrmmm decisions decisions.

    This comes from boredum and desperately needing to plan SOMETHING now that there's nothing left to plan. LOL

    cant wait to read your report!! have a great trip!! if you have any room in your suitcase let me know?!?
    "A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

    http://mydreamingcorner.blogspot.com/

    Me (Jamie) - 34 DD (Kayla) - 7

    TRIP REPORT AUGUST 2011 http://www.wdwradio.com/forums/showt...l=1#post972048

  10. #25
    BamaJenn's Avatar
    BamaJenn is offline Disnerd
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Idea Bag
    Posts
    8,572

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Quote Originally Posted by eeyore79 View Post
    cant wait to read your report!! have a great trip!! if you have any room in your suitcase let me know?!?
    I think half the fun of the trips is coming home and writing the trip report so I promise I'll do one worth reading! The past couple trips I've not done much due to some personal reasons but I am definitely planning on getting back to posting reports more like those I did in 2007, 2008 and 2009 (see signature links) and not 2010 and 2011.

    As for room in the suitcase... it's less about the room there and more about the room in the cars. Hubby and I each drive a Mini Cooper and a trip of 4 adults and one child, plus the baggage for a nearly week-long trip... smudged into two tiny cars... yeahhhh no more room sorry.
    Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
    Visited In: 1983, 1988, 1989 x2, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (passholder), 2007 (x2 x3), 2008, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2)
    “Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you’re immersed in.” - Joe Rohde
    Avatar Image Used with Permission from °O°Joe

  11. #26
    DopeyDancer87's Avatar
    DopeyDancer87 is offline Disney Obsessed Since 1988 :-)
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New York (Not close enough to the Magic)
    Posts
    1,554

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Your trip sounds great! Makes me want to plan another one right now!
    "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

    "Adults are just grown up kids, anyway." -Walt Disney

    (((Por favor mantangense alejado de las puertas )))

    *My Visits*
    1988 - Polynesian Resort*1991- Port Orleans*1992- Port Orleans*1994- Wilderness Lodge*1995- Caribbean Beach*1997- Boardwalk*1998- Old Key West*1999- All- Star Movies*2000- Wilderness Lodge*2000- Caribbean Beach*2001- Wilderness Lodge*2001- Port Orleans Riverside*2001- Coronado Springs*2002 - Boardwalk*2003 - Contemporary*2003 - Caribbean Beach*2003 - All Star Sports & Music*2004- Grand Californian (DL)*2004 - Boardwalk*2005 - Boardwalk*2006 - Wilderness Lodge*2007- Boardwalk*2007 - Wilderness Lodge*2008 - Saratoga Springs*2009 - Off Site*2011 - Bay Lake Tower/Boardwalk Villas*February, 2012 - POFQ




  12. #27
    eeyore79's Avatar
    eeyore79 is offline Missing "HOME"
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL-TOO far from WDW!
    Posts
    1,928

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    I think half the fun of the trips is coming home and writing the trip report so I promise I'll do one worth reading! The past couple trips I've not done much due to some personal reasons but I am definitely planning on getting back to posting reports more like those I did in 2007, 2008 and 2009 (see signature links) and not 2010 and 2011.

    As for room in the suitcase... it's less about the room there and more about the room in the cars. Hubby and I each drive a Mini Cooper and a trip of 4 adults and one child, plus the baggage for a nearly week-long trip... smudged into two tiny cars... yeahhhh no more room sorry.

    well, i tried!!

    i can imagine how tight your space is!! i know we flew and had a weeks worth of stuff crammed into 2 carry ons and 2 small bags each. i am surprised we made it back with the same amount of bags considering the extra plush we got on the trip for kay...next time we are checking a bag, i dont care if i have to pay 30 bucks!! :p

    cant wait to hear bout your trip!
    "A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

    http://mydreamingcorner.blogspot.com/

    Me (Jamie) - 34 DD (Kayla) - 7

    TRIP REPORT AUGUST 2011 http://www.wdwradio.com/forums/showt...l=1#post972048

  13. #28
    BamaJenn's Avatar
    BamaJenn is offline Disnerd
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Idea Bag
    Posts
    8,572

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    I think last night we decided to potentially switch this up a bit...

    The plan was that on Sunday, we were going to hit a park after breakfast and then plan to get on the road to come home around 2:00. That would mean we'd probably have around 4 hours in a park that day.

    It dawned on me yesterday that we'll be arriving on property sometime around 10:00am on the 20th. We could check-in, hit a park that day instead, take a break to go to DTD for lunch and maybe some shopping and then head back to a park. We'd probably get a total of 6-8 hours in a park that way... a MUCH better use of a day on the ticket.

    Now the question is... which park?
    Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
    Visited In: 1983, 1988, 1989 x2, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (passholder), 2007 (x2 x3), 2008, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2)
    “Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you’re immersed in.” - Joe Rohde
    Avatar Image Used with Permission from °O°Joe

  14. #29
    Dizisit's Avatar
    Dizisit is offline Magic-creating Disney Store CM, and Imagineer at heart...!!!
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The Austin, Texas Autopia
    Posts
    15,378

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    Now the question is... which park?
    Pick your 2 faves then flip a coin?
    I know! Play "spin the bottle"...take some sidewalk chalk and draw a circle on the sidewalk. Divide it into four sections, each representing one Park. Then, put a soda (or beer ) bottle in the middle and spin that puppy...!

    Now the question is...who gets to spin the bottle?
    Question: How many Imagineers does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer: Does it have to be a light bulb?

  15. #30
    BamaJenn's Avatar
    BamaJenn is offline Disnerd
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Idea Bag
    Posts
    8,572

    Re: The REAL Disney Vacation (Pre-Trip Report)

    Wayyyy to involved! LOL

    Actually I think we may have found something that could make the decision for us. They extended the park hours of DHS that night and added a Fantasmic! showing. There are openings for the dinner package that night. We're thinking of maybe, since DHS is usually not a full-day park for us anyway... we may do DHS that day, do the Fantasmic Dinner Package and then take the day that WAS to be DHS and go back to MK or something something.

    We're going to let the kids decide tonight.
    Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
    Visited In: 1983, 1988, 1989 x2, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (passholder), 2007 (x2 x3), 2008, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2)
    “Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you’re immersed in.” - Joe Rohde
    Avatar Image Used with Permission from °O°Joe

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Tokyo Disney Sea and Tokyo Disneyland with an infant, July 2009
    By GreatWhiteNorth in forum Trip Reports & Member Reviews
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-28-2009, 09:08 AM
  2. Tokyo Disney Sea and Tokyo Disneyland with an infant, July 2009
    By GreatWhiteNorth in forum Other Disney Parks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 08:21 AM
  3. Disney World Honeymoon Trip report
    By I heartpeterpan in forum Trip Reports & Member Reviews
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 01-18-2008, 05:44 PM
  4. Finally it's my turn!!! Amanda's Pre-Trip Report!
    By Thumper10 in forum Trip Reports & Member Reviews
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 12-12-2007, 06:08 AM
  5. Tying the Knot with Disney
    By Timbo in forum The Walt Disney Company
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2007, 05:58 AM

Posting Permissions

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