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Old 08-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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It Will Be An October Quickie!! We're in Single Digits!!!

What did she just say?? Did I really say October Quickie???

I did, I did!!!

After a year of planning last year for a fabulous family trip to WDW in December.....then having to cancel .......I'm happy to say....that my hubby & I are getting another chance to step foot on new territory (for us Disneyland lovers)!! We will finally make it to WDW in October!!!

Sooooooo, what's the plan??

October 8-12, 4 nights & 3 days in the parks.
Staying at All Star Sports with our son Derek who is a CM in the Disney College Program.


Well let me introduce the cast of characters for this report:

This is me (Laurie) and my hubby Mike last December at Disneyland. We weren't able to swing the WDW trip but we did have a magical time at Disneyland!!



This is our son, Derek.



Derek is on his 2nd go round with the Disney College Program. Last year he worked at All Star Movies in the food court. Not a fun job for him, but he made some wonderful friends. This year, he's a captain on the boats that go from DTD to Port Orleans (and Saratoga too I believe). So if you see him......say hi!!

We tried really hard to get to WDW with the whole family, but finances being tight (always.....) and a large family....we just couldn't swing plane tickets on top of the WDW stuff. We ended up driving down from Oregon to Disneyland & Derek flew over to spend the week with us. We had a great time but after I had spent so much time researching & planning the dream trip to WDW......I was feeling let down that we didn't make it there. No one (other than Derek) has been to WDW.......so being 50 yrs old......I knew I really needed to get this done while I could still run around & have fun!

Well......it really didn't look to be in the cards this year either......but my hubby forgot he had an IRA (?) through a company he no longer worked for......and we're cashing in on it. It's not a lot, but enough to squeak out a very quick, cheap trip. The most expensive thing was the plane tickets!

Derek was able to get us a room with his CM discounts and we added dining......so for the most part we're set. We obviously will need some spending money for incidentals (and for my hubby to go hog wild in EPCOT with the sampling of different foods).......but I think we will still have an amazing time.....even if our time is short.

So why only 3 days (+2 travel days)......we have more kiddos at home. We are leaving our 26 yr old son home (and in charge) of our 4 littles. We have a 12 yr old son, 8 yr old daughter & 6 yr old twin daughters that are special needs. Both twins are mentally delayed and autistic. It breaks my heart that we can't take everyone with us......but we also need to take some time for us once in a while.

This is Mike & I with the 4 youngest kids (all 4 were adopted after being in our home in foster care).



Adaleah (8) & Anthony (12) in the back......Shyann (6) and Michayla (6) on my lap.

This is Tyler (the one we're leaving home to watch the troops).



There are 2 more that aren't making the trip with us & it would be my oldest son, Nicholas and his soon to be wife, Marie. (September 7th!!)



Well I think that's enough for now......more info to come!!!

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you will follow along!

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Hold for index!!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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Woohoo! Future Wife Marie!!!

I am having to wait until my boss comes back from vacation to see if i can get two or more days off to help Tyler watch the kids.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Woohoo! Future Wife Marie!!!

I am having to wait until my boss comes back from vacation to see if i can get two or more days off to help Tyler watch the kids.
Ok......found out that Grandma can't come up to help....she has a cat needing daily heart medicine and she doesn't have anyone that can do that for her.......so right now, Ty will be on his own! Hoping to find him some help in getting all 4 kids out the door in the mornings to school.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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Yay I'm subbing in. So excited for you guys. That is awesome that you get to go and I hope you guys have a BLAST! You are going to LOVE the food and wine festival. That is my FAV time to go and although we are going in Nov next year I told mom the NEXT time we go whenever that might be I want to go in Oct. That way I can be there for the halloween party which I still think is WAY better than DL and also for food and wine.

The dinning plan is awesome as well. Are you doing the quick service or the table service? We did the table service one when we went in 10 and were able to have some AMAZING meals. We plan to do the deluxe one next year because we are hoping for free dinning and then will upgrade to the deluxe. That way we can have more signature meals.

Gosh so exciting. You know I LOVE your trip reports. Can't wait!! We have our DL trip coming up in Oct as well. Not as exciting as DW but I haven't been during Halloween since 09 so really excited!

Yay can't wait for more!!
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Yay I'm subbing in. So excited for you guys. That is awesome that you get to go and I hope you guys have a BLAST! You are going to LOVE the food and wine festival. That is my FAV time to go and although we are going in Nov next year I told mom the NEXT time we go whenever that might be I want to go in Oct. That way I can be there for the halloween party which I still think is WAY better than DL and also for food and wine.

The dinning plan is awesome as well. Are you doing the quick service or the table service? We did the table service one when we went in 10 and were able to have some AMAZING meals. We plan to do the deluxe one next year because we are hoping for free dinning and then will upgrade to the deluxe. That way we can have more signature meals.

Gosh so exciting. You know I LOVE your trip reports. Can't wait!! We have our DL trip coming up in Oct as well. Not as exciting as DW but I haven't been during Halloween since 09 so really excited!

Yay can't wait for more!!
The Food & Wine festival was just a bonus I found out about after booking. Mike had already planned on eating his way around the world in EPCOT but now there will be even more choices for him. We aren't attending any of the "events" tied to the festival.......time is just too short to even look into that.

We are doing the regular dining: 1 QS, 1 TS & 1 Snack. I didn't want the QS plan......I'm more interested in the TS restaurants. So we have 4 to chose (out of the long list I had made last year..........) I think we have a pretty good plan in place.

We're holding off on buying the party tickets, because they offer certain dates to the CM's for a discount. October dates haven't been released yet, but the Sept. dates were all the Fridays.....so we're hoping it will be the same for October. If not.......no biggie, we'll just order them & still go.

When are you going to DL? Are you doing the party?
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Ok......found out that Grandma can't come up to help....she has a cat needing daily heart medicine and she doesn't have anyone that can do that for her.......so right now, Ty will be on his own! Hoping to find him some help in getting all 4 kids out the door in the mornings to school.
Ok I will see what I can do into being there for the 4 school days.
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Ok I will see what I can do into being there for the 4 school days.
Ok, thanks!!
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I'm here! I am so excited for you. I can't wait for your trip. We are hoping to good in a few years when our niece is a little older because we will be taking her. So happy and excited for you.
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I'm here! I am so excited for you. I can't wait for your trip. We are hoping to good in a few years when our niece is a little older because we will be taking her. So happy and excited for you.
Thank You!! I feel weird not taking the kids but we no way could have afforded that.......it will interesting to check it out & hopefully down the road, we'll be able to take them!
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Update Time!!

I called and paid off our room/dining package!!!

I did our online check-in and requested the Home Run Section, ground floor at the AS-Sp resort.

I purchased our Photopass+.

Tomorrow I'll reimburse Derek's account for covering the plane tickets and room deposit last week.

Last thing to purchase is the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets but we're waiting for the October discounted party dates to be released to the Cast Members. Hopefully that's done soon, so we can get tickets for the 11th.

I was able to get a little earlier time for our Ohana dinner on the 10th. We're going at 9:15 instead of 9:55. I'm still watching it.....would like to get inside the 8pm hour if we can.



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We went at the begining of March this year and it wasn't to bad people wise but it was hot.
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We went at the begining of March this year and it wasn't to bad people wise but it was hot.
Just depends on when Easter falls & the spring breaks.....we've been early March and it was packed and then a couple years ago......March wasn't bad but April was horrid. I'm not sure where Easter falls next year.
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Just depends on when Easter falls & the spring breaks.....we've been early March and it was packed and then a couple years ago......March wasn't bad but April was horrid. I'm not sure where Easter falls next year.
We've been twice in March. Both times were busy but one was much busier. There was cheerleading convention. Never again.
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Laurie I am so thrilled that you and Mike are getting to take a WDW trip, even if it is super quick
It's been 3 years since I was there (3 years since I've been to any disney park booo!), but it was such a fantastic place!
So great that you are going to visit Derek!

Can't wait to read all about it!
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