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Old 03-09-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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Are we doing this on the line or what? An Aug 2013 PTR

Welcome to our report! This is the story of our getting ready for the summer vacation of a lifetime! Let's get started:

Where: DUH! Disney World. We will be staying at the Coronado Springs Resort
When: August 2013
Who: Me (Shifra), Liz, Liz's parents, and Liz's cousins.
sidebar: I will probably just refer to them as my family throughout this and the actual TR since it is easier. They really are like my family anyway.



Both, Liz and I, will be documenting on our PTR and TR. We will try to stick to different colors to make it easier to know who is writing.

Shifra (Me):


This will be my 3rd time in Disney. I went when I was 10 with my brother, grandma, and aunt. Then two years ago I went with Liz and her family. I've always been a big Disney fan. I swear even though I'm in my mid-20's I'm actually 5 sometimes. (Liz says that that's more like always.)

My favorite childhood movies are Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Newer movies that are my favorite are Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and Tangled. My favorite characters are Chip & Dale, Minnie & Mickey, Belle, Ariel, and the penguins from Mary Poppins. My favorite rides are Toy Story Mania, The Great Movie Ride, MuppetVision, Jungle Cruise, and Splash Mountain.

Liz: (written by Liz)


I'm not exactly sure how many times I've been to Disney, but if I had to guess I would say about 10 times. My family would go every other summer growing up. There was a about a 10 year gap between trips and I would pretty much beg my parents all the time to go back, and finally it worked, lol. The most recent trips I have taken were in 2010 and 2011, twice!

My favorite Disney movies are Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Tangled. My favorite characters are Tigger, Pooh, Eeyore, Minnie and Pluto. My favorite rides are The Peoplemover, Toy Story Mania, It's A Small World, Soarin' and Carousel of Progress.


Liz' Parents:


My parents are just as Disney obsessed as I am, they just don't like to admit it. They both have been about 10 times as well. Dad's favorite characters are Donald and Mickey and Mom just loves everyone. Dad's favorite rides are Pirates of the Caribbean, Soarin' and Carousel of Progress, even though he sleeps through it every time! Mom's favorites are Soarin' and The Peoplemover.



Hope you enjoy reading along!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Where are we now?

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Just wanted to post under my name as well since Shifra and I will be writing this together!

Up next will be our ADRs and other info we have already figured out!

Oh! I might as well explain the title of this PTR. This trip has been in the works for a while but wasn't officially booked until about a month ago. When we finally were ready to book it, we weren't sure if we were going to do so online or over the phone. So out of nowhere my dad said "are we doing this on the line or what?" Shifra and I burst out laughing at his silliness and we instantly new our title!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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Where are we now?


So, it has been a while since we posted, and for that Liz and I apologize. Things got crazy with life and whatnot. As we stand right now there are 108 days until our trip!!!!! Everyday we take want to add more and more to our trip. Recently Liz talked about trying to make one of the days a 4 Parks in 1 Day day. Ah! It sounds awesome but I am so worried about it being so exhausting.
As any normal, obsessed family would do we booked our ADR's on countdown day 180 at 7am. We wanted to make sure we got everything that we wanted! This is what we got:
Day 1 - Le Cellier!!! (let me tell you how my mouth waters everytime I think about this place!!
Day 2 - Crystal Palace for dinner (Liz <3 Winnie the Pooh)
Day 3 - Hoop-de-doo Revue
Day 4 - Akershus (Norway Princess Breakfast)
Day 5 - 1900 Park Fare
Day 6 - Mama Melrose with Fantasmic Package
Day 7 - Garden Grill (I <3 Chip & Dale)

Now, I will tell you that I have only ever been to Crystal Palace and POSSIBLY Hoop-De-Doo Revue (I'm not sure on that...) so I am sooo excited for these ADR's! I love trying new places. My goal is to eat in all the restaurants in WDW. O BTW, Liz and I are going to try to go to Be Our Guest for lunch one day because we just have to. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite princess movies.
O so excited!!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
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We are happy to have you! Thank you!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #7
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100 DAYS!!!!!



We are almost at double digits!!! SOO excited!!

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #9
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90 Days!!

We are 90 days away from being at the happiest place on Earth!!!! This countdown is really keeping us up-beat during some tiring times. When we are tired, we look at our phones, see the countdown, and BOOM! upbeat!!! Just like that! Thinking about how far away, yet how close it seems to have that light shine no matter what.

So what are we doing for our trip? We have our flight booked! Go free baggage claim! We made our ADR's as we already listed. The latest thing we have done is bought WAY too many shirts to wear during our trip. By way too many, I mean not enough bc we want more! We also bought croc slip on flats. One pair look like old-school jellies (best part - they have hidden mickeys!!) and the other pair looks like cute mary janes.

We are still working on our "To do" lists that seem to grow everyday! I cannot wait to cross all the things I haven't done off my list. My one issue - Liz wants me to go on Tower of Terror! I am scared out of my mind of throwing up aferward... any advice?

I think that is all for now - time for some froyo!
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What to do?

So Shifra and I have 72 more days until we are in Disney World!!! While we wait in anticipation to leave we have created a TO DO list. Now, I have been to WDW 10+ times and this will be Shifra's 3rd time and the longest trip yet so my list is shorter because more things are "a given" than on her list. It's all still new to her while I have to do certain things to really make it a disney vacation.

So my list (some of these I have done but not on my recent trips):
Magic Kingdom:
New Fantasyland
have a dolewhip
walk through castle
Celebrate the magic

Epcot:
ride the monorail to Epcot
drink around the world
pick a pearl in Japan

Hollywood Studios:
One Man's Dream
drawing class
cupcake from Starring Rolls
see surprise characters
get Shifra on TOT
get Dad on RRC

Animal Kingdom:
See Devine
watch the parade

OTHER:
meet lots of characters
take lots of pictures (more than last time!)
have a mickey pretzel
see AoA hotel
Full House pics @ GF
hidden mickeys
watch wishes from Poly Beach
go to Boardwalk!


Shifra's list:
Magic Kingdom:
Stich's Great Escape
Laugh Floor
Space Mountain
Fantasyland
ride dumbo
Interactive story telling w Belle
Walk thru the castle
Cups
Haunted Mansion
Tiki Room
Country Bear Jamboree
go on the riverboat?
go to Ariel's area
see the wishing well

Epcot:
Maelstrom
New Test track
Ride other country rides & see the movies?
have the American Dream drink from Fife & Drum
Turtle Talk
Get a picture at center of WDW
Spaceship Earth
Figment
Go on Mission:Space?
Seas
Epcot character spot
See the lady in Japan

Hollywood Studios:
See Indiana Jones show
Toy Story Mania
Meet Buzz and Woody
Animation building at 5pm
have a Starring Rolls cupcake
Star Tours (even though I am a Star Trek fan)
Pic of Hollywood Blvd & Sunset Blvd (bc my brother is moving there)
See the Beauty & Beast show?
Drawing class
Rock'n'Roller Coaster
Fantasmic

Animal Kingdom: (She's never been here)
Expedition: Everest
Safari
Meet Lilo, Thumper, Bunny, Safari pals, Pocohantas, Meeko
Tree of Life
Lion King Show
Bug Show
Nemo Show
Go on Rapid ride?
Dinosaur
See DeVine

OTHER:
See the T-Rex cafe?
Lego store
go to World of Disney
See the Splitsville?


Can you think of anything that we are missing and should do?
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Joining in! We are going in August too! I will be counting down with you
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:31 PM   #12
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Joining in! We are going in August too! I will be counting down with you
Welcome!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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SO CLOSE!!

I don't know if anyone has noticed the days, and we greatly apologize for not updating this more, but we are 28 days from our departure!!!!

My birthday was last week and Liz got me a journal so we are all set to log this trip report! I am super excited! It is so amazing to think that in a few short weeks we will be back in WDW with our childhood memories and allowed to act like kids (even thought we, I mean I, do this so much already). Seriously we are about to jump out of our skin in excitement.

We recently had a friend go to WDW and we had been talking over details with her for her trip for months! We directed her to this site, gave tips that we learned from here and pinterest, and couldn't wait to hear about how it went. Well, they are back and had an amazing time! I know Liz and I are very happy that we were able to help that trip have a few more magical moments than otherwise would have been available to them. But in this whole process of helping her, we were just going crazy getting our trip ready, counting down the days, and going bananas for WDW!!

28 DAYS!!!
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