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    Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    So, yesterday, I FINALLY booked my flight to go down to Disney World! Here are just a few of the details:
    When: July 20-July 28
    Flights: EWR-MCO 6:20pm 7/20
    MCO-EWR 6:20pm 7/28 (don't want to think about this one )
    Staying: cousin's house in gated community in Kissimmee, with my cousin and aunt
    Armed with: haven't bought a pass yet, most likely a 6-day hopper
    Haven't booked any ADRs yet
    A 4-park day is DEFINITELY going to happen
    Plan on seeing Fantasmic! for the first time (have mercy on my soul...I've never seen it)
    Going to go mini-golfing at some point...probably Fantasia Gardens this time since last time was Wintersummerland
    Multiple trips to Downtown Disney (because I go overboard with souvenirs while in WDW)
    Of course getting a milkshake at Beaches and Cream at some point
    Bummed that I will just be missing Lou's July Meet of the Month...but maybe I'll still get a chance to catch him while down there

    Other exciting information will come soon...I will do a trip report at some point when I get back...and I will do another thread just on my 2nd annual 4-park day

    Stay tuned to find out!
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    Re: Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    super exciting... cant wait to read your trip report
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    Have a great trip!

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    Re: Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    Yeah are a little over two weeks out. We are only going to be able to do two days at the parks on the 25th and 26th. We are doing our first ever visit to the OTHER park though.
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    Sounds like everyone will have a great time. You all enjoy yourselves!

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    Re: Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    Quote Originally Posted by N.J.boy@N.C.St. View Post
    Bummed that I will just be missing Lou's July Meet of the Month...but maybe I'll still get a chance to catch him while down there
    I was hoping to meet him and shake his hand myself!
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    Re: Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    yippie!! cant wait!!!! ill be awaiting your tips so i will know for my trip next month!!
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    Re: Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    Thanks everyone! A nice thorough trip report will be done when I get back for y'all to enjoy.

    The anticipation is building by the day...I've already begun sifting through Touring Plans for the crowd calendars and what not.

    UPDATE: First ADR has been booked: Teppan Edo in Epcot on the 27th at 6:10pm (first time eating there)

    Also, the 4 park day might be Saturday the 23rd. My cousin and I didn't want to do it on a Saturday, but the Touring Plans crowd calendar had an overall of 8 (which wasn't terrible) and plus it's the 1 year anniversary of the first time we did it (last year we did it on Friday 7/23/10)...but the backup date is looking like the next day Sunday the 24th
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    Re: Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    Wow, sounds amazing. Can't wait to read the rest of the ADR's.
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    Sounds like a great trip. Saw your Signature, will you be tweeting from the World?

    Take lots of pictures of the food for our food thread please.

    Teppan Edo is one of my favorites. Never had a bad meal there. Steak is so tender.
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    I just wrote this EXTREMELY long post here, and it actually took so long that I got automatically logged out by the site for being idle for too long. Needless to say, I was quite angry for a few minutes. Anyway, I will try this again in fewer words:

    As of right now, Teppan Edo looks like the only ADR I have. Any other sit-down restaurant I go to in "the world" will be a last-minute thing or walk up. These include (but are not limited to, and may not be all of) Beaches and Cream, Whispering Canyon, Sci-Fi, Rainforest or T-Rex, and a few others TBD yet.

    Unfortunately Gabe, I'm not one for taking food pictures (but pictures of many of things to see and do I WILL be taking). However, I will make a mental note to take one at Teppan Edo for ya! I wanted to go to Nine Dragons, but my cousin and aunt convinced me that Teppan Edo was far superior; so to there we go. And yes, I will be tweeting from the world here and there, but not all the time. I will try to keep you guys up to speed on here late at night, just by outlining each day; then when I do my trip-report I will detail it out. When I was in SC, I did quite a bit of mobile upload pictures to facebook; many people liked it, but some got annoyed. And I think more would get annoyed and jealous if I did it from Disney World. Which reminds me...I got a new phone yesterday. the 4G HTC Evo 3D Android (yes, I said 3D...first 3D phone ever made). Anyway...I may or may not do that yet. I may just solely use the "check-in" feature most places in Disney World on facebook. If any of y'all want to add me on facebook, you can go to my user page and find it under the contact info; if you do add me, just message me who you are on here and I will accept it.

    Other than that, here is a tentative schedule I have going:
    7/19: my favorite band, 3 Doors Down's new album comes out, so this is very exciting for me. Therefore, I will get distracted and procrastinate from packing.
    7/20: Now, I will pack. Probably sometime right before I leave. My flight out of Newark takes off at 6:20pm, so I will leave my house around 4. It should land in Orlando around 9:10pm, and I should be at my cousin's summer house around 10ish (lives only 2 miles from the WDW gates).
    7/21: chill day by the pool; maybe explore Celebration, CityWalk over at that OTHER place, or even Downtown Disney
    7/22: first park day
    7/23: 2nd annual 4-park day
    7/24 4-park day backup; if not, then second park day
    7/25: since this is the highest crowd volume day on Touring Plans for when I'm there, taking the day off from the parks
    7/26: third park day
    7/27: fourth park day; reservation at Teppan Edo at 6:10pm (but probably will not go to Epcot in the morning
    7/28: fifth park day in morning, leave for airport around 3 for 6:20pm flight home

    most days we will stick to one park. Maybe one or two hopping days besides the 4-park day, we'll see. However, for now this is all the information I have for y'all. I have yet to thoroughly look over the Touring Plans crowd calendars for each park. Until I can update with more information...enjoy!

    It's funny now because my mom is getting a little jealous! Not like overly distraught, since my parents and sister were there in November for my older cousin's wedding (of which I was only down for barely 2 days while they were there for a week); kind of just joking around jealous. The whole point is so that I can go visit my cousin (who is 17), but I still consider him one of my close friends. But honestly it is, since I won't see him or my aunt before I go back to college cause they come home later in August... but it JUST SO happens that I will also be doing some days in Disney World. Go figure! (of course it was planned like that, though )
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    Re: Only 2 weeks out...and it's booked! (Pre-Trip report)

    At about this time in 3 days I'll be getting ready to head off to Newark airport to fly down to Orlando and begin my 8 day trip. Unfortunately, right now I have no other news to update...I've been looking through the Touring Plans crowd calendar to get an idea to go to what park when...but my cousin and aunt have a couple things to do down there as well so I'm trying to plan around all of that.

    The 4 park days is looking to be either Saturday or Sunday...it is still a 50-50 chance it will be either day, but it will just about be definitely one of those two days.
    I haven't checked up on any more ADRs yet...I should probably get on that
    Probably going to go to the Disney Store on Tuesday to buy my park pass...which is most likely going to be a 6-day hopper

    I know kind of dull...but that's about all the updates I have for now. I'll keep y'all updated over the next few days!
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    Unfortunately Gabe, I'm not one for taking food pictures (but pictures of many of things to see and do I WILL be taking). However, I will make a mental note to take one at Teppan Edo for ya! I wanted to go to Nine Dragons, but my cousin and aunt convinced me that Teppan Edo was far superior; so to there we go.
    Thanks, I love Teppan Edo. Slurp. Not a fan of Nine Dragons. They just can't seem to make more than mediocre Chinese food.

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    I know kind of dull...but that's about all the updates I have for now.
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    2 more days!!!
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    Today's the big day! Can't wait to hear all about it!
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