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declansdad 05-01-2009 07:31 AM

This time our son is coming too! Final update at last!
 
Hey all!

We just hit the 100 day mark :banana::banana::banana::banana: so time to start a pre-trip report.

The crew:
Me (college instructor/volleyball coach) http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...at%20MK/38.jpg

dw - pooksma (sorry I'm not allowed to post pictures, it's like a hidden MeMom thing)

ds - Declan (8)
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...ax/Bubble1.jpg
and a family of newbies - MomNewbie, DadNewbie, and two little Princesses.

It seems we are one person short of a Grand Gathering.

For those of you who don't know us, I should explain the title. This will be our 5th trip to WDW for pooksma and me but only the fourth ds (Declan). You see last year we were bad parents and went without him :). We hadn't really been away without him so we thought it was time for a mom and dad trip only. To this day, he doesn't know we went. We told him we were going to New England while he was at camp. It wasn't a total lie; we did drive to Bangor and fly from there. :rotfl2:

This year's edition will take place between August 9th to 18th and we will be staying at POFQ. We have never stayed there before and are looking forward to a new resort. Pop is still my favourite but you need to try as many resorts as possible. We were suppose to stay there last summer but switched to CBR when a new deal was released.

We will also be traveling with another family for the first time. They are newbies and have left many of the decisions to us. No pressure! They have two young daughters who are huge fans of the Princesses. They are going to have a blast!

It is going to be a busy summer. Pooksma and the mother of our newbie family are attending a conference in Memphis in mid July (some kind of teacher thing). Declan will be attending a couple of camps, and I have coaching duties all summer with our Canada Games team. Our WDW trip comes right in the middle for me but it will be a nice break.

We are just waiting for the August hours to be released to set our ADRs; hopefully, that will be done later today.

Stay tuned for more.

Trip Report Links

Day 1 - Arrival Day

Day 2 Part 1 - Ohanas and MK
Day 2 - more pictures
Day 2 - the final chapter
Day 3 part 1 - The morning at DHS
Day 3 - more DHS
Day 3 - WCC and MK
Day 4 - AK
Day 4 - AK Part 2
Day 4 - Illuminations
Day 5 Part 1- Fishing and EPCOT
Day 5 part 2- Fantasmic
Suprise - Day 6

Start of Day 7 - MK before opening

More Day 7 - Still at MK

End of Day 7

The final days

pooh'smate 05-01-2009 07:59 AM

Looking forward to this report. I followed along on your other reports, though I did not post much.:blush:

BrooklynnsMommy 05-01-2009 08:02 AM

I'm here and excited Declan gets to go this time. We aren't going to miss each other by much this year. We only have 85 days until we leave.

micandminforever 05-01-2009 08:53 AM

Sign me up to read about all the fun. You will love POFQ, it is my favorite moderate. Don't forget to try the Beignets.

MeMom 05-01-2009 11:28 AM

I know I got beat by a few others, my own daughter included, but at least I think I made page one! :cool1:

I'm so glad we can talk about this trip out loud, since there's not a secret involved!

Ma's too cute to hide, so she has to come on out and be seen.

Can't wait to hear all about your plans, follow along on the wait, and then enjoy it all with you when the new school year starts!

TCKK 05-01-2009 11:31 AM

I'm here to follow along. We won't be going this year, so we'll live vicariously through yours and memom's trips! We'll be back next year, Lord willing!!! :thumbsup2

declansdad 05-01-2009 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pooh'smate (Post 31610182)
Looking forward to this report. I followed along on your other reports, though I did not post much.:blush:

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrooklynnsMommy (Post 31610227)
I'm here and excited Declan gets to go this time. We aren't going to miss each other by much this year. We only have 85 days until we leave.

Quote:

Originally Posted by micandminforever (Post 31611029)
Sign me up to read about all the fun. You will love POFQ, it is my favorite moderate. Don't forget to try the Beignets.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MeMom (Post 31613715)
I know I got beat by a few others, my own daughter included, but at least I think I made page one! :cool1:

I'm so glad we can talk about this trip out loud, since there's not a secret involved!

Ma's too cute to hide, so she has to come on out and be seen.

Can't wait to hear all about your plans, follow along on the wait, and then enjoy it all with you when the new school year starts!


Welcome one and all! For being the first to post, you all win the grand prize... a NEW CAR!!!!. (Contest not valid in continental North America or on May 1, 2009)


I agree with the too cute comment but I know what I can and can't do. ;)

declansdad 05-01-2009 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TCKK (Post 31613754)
I'm here to follow along. We won't be going this year, so we'll live vicariously through yours and memom's trips! We'll be back next year, Lord willing!!! :thumbsup2


We'll try to keep you entertained and up-to-date. Maybe even a ride on POTC in your honour.

TCKK 05-01-2009 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by declansdad (Post 31613791)
We'll try to keep you entertained and up-to-date. Maybe even a ride on POTC in your honour.

That would totally be awesome!

brookelizabeth 05-01-2009 11:53 AM

Subscribing and looking forward to your adventures! :goodvibes

kschafer 05-01-2009 02:32 PM

Hoory for the 100 day mark! :cool1:

I'm on board and can't wait to read all about your plans.

declansdad 05-01-2009 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brookelizabeth (Post 31614144)
Subscribing and looking forward to your adventures! :goodvibes

Quote:

Originally Posted by kschafer (Post 31616936)
Hoory for the 100 day mark! :cool1:

I'm on board and can't wait to read all about your plans.


Glad to have you along. I hope we can keep you entertained.

Right now I'm waiting for August hours to be posted so we can set our ADRs.

declansdad 05-02-2009 08:52 AM

Morning all.

I hope everyone is getting ready for a great weekend. It is kind of damp here but the sun dos peek out every now and again.

We're still waiting for Disney to post their August hours. :mad: What is wrong with them? Don't they know we have some serious decisions to make. Our ADR restaurants look like this:

Ohanas - breakfast the first morning

Whispering Canyon - dinner, the kids will have a blast and I can see another one of those skillets in my future.

Coral Reef - supper, it is always fun to watch all those fish swim by. No mahi mahi this time tough.

Le Cellier - lunch, we always have to go home for an hour or two.

Crystal Palace - breakfast, hopefully before the park opens. You can get some great pictures without all "those" people getting in the way. ;)

Chef Mickey's - Dinner, a fun character dinner and a prety good buffet to boot.

Rose and Crown - a Declan pick, the boy loves his fish and chips.

Hollywood & Vine - Fantasmic Package we hope.

For our last two, we are trying to decide between Beaches and Cream, Tusker House, or 1900 Park Fair.

Our newbie friends will most likely be doing the Princess Breakfast at Askerhus.

Now we just need those hours!!!!

Later all.

declansdad 05-02-2009 01:12 PM

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...vieposter1.jpg

pooksma 05-02-2009 05:12 PM

Thanks to all of you who have joined us for another adventure.
As you may or may not know, declansdad :lovestruc:lovestructo take pictures. While I prefer not to be a part of the visual, I do like seeing our memories preserved. Looking forward to sharing this experience with a great friend and her family.


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