Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies > Doing the Happy Dance!
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 04-08-2013, 07:07 PM   #1081
BearcatsFan
we finally had a minute to breathe yesterday and sat down
Soak up the Sun
 
BearcatsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Queen City
Posts: 8,097

Quote:
Originally Posted by momr View Post
I finally figured out the dates on our first ever family vacation. It will be July 25-30th. I figured we can celebrate my husbands birthday. While we are down there.

Does anyone know how much it is to do the dress your girl up like a princess? I would love to do this with my step-daughter. What all should I take? This is my first time going to so i am actually clueless about what to take with me. I know sunscreen, etc but i dont know what else i should take.

My grandma lives down close to WDW so we are going to stay with her while we are down there.
I'll get you updated on the list. I can't give you info on BBB. If someone here can't help you, you can check over on the main TPAS board, I'm sure there is info there.
__________________

Loving all things Disney since 1976.
BearcatsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 07:42 PM   #1082
Funfire240
DIS Veteran
 
Funfire240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 713

Quote:
Originally Posted by momr View Post
I finally figured out the dates on our first ever family vacation. It will be July 25-30th. I figured we can celebrate my husbands birthday. While we are down there.

Does anyone know how much it is to do the dress your girl up like a princess? I would love to do this with my step-daughter. What all should I take? This is my first time going to so i am actually clueless about what to take with me. I know sunscreen, etc but i dont know what else i should take.

My grandma lives down close to WDW so we are going to stay with her while we are down there.
There's 2 threads for the BBB here that have a lot of great information. I think for the BBB we paid $60 for the package with hair style, make up and nails (we added on other items such as a ponytail holder and tee so I can't remember the exact price). We saved on BBB by bringing a princess dess from the Disney Store bought beforehand - a lot of times they have 25% there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rharper1496 View Post
for new carpet! It sounds like next years trip is going to be amazing.


I solved my stroller dilemma. I was cleaning out the basement storage room and found our Combi flare. I bought it when DS was little and put it down there when DD was born and we switched to a double and then completely forgot about it (we're not going to talk about the fact that I had so many strollers I actually forgot I owned one ) It folds small and very light for the bus, storage basket, sunshade, tall enough for both kids and the front bar comes off so they can get in and out themselves. Everything I wanted and best of all, FREE.
I also found new curtains I'm buying and bought new valances for the kitchen area and DH is painting before the carpet comes. Next project then is finishing the basement (And now you can see why my trip for this year was pushed back)
__________________


Funfire240 is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #1083
Whazzatk
Mouseketeer
 
Whazzatk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 99

Please add me! October 30-November 7 at POR!
__________________
2007- AS Movies
2009- AS Sports
2012- POP
2014- POR



ME DH DD10 DS9 DS2
Whazzatk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #1084
rharper1496
Mouseketeer
 
rharper1496's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 150

We have a reservation!!!!!!!

I booked it on a complete whim tonight, deposit has been paid. I'm far too excited considering that it's not even a real reservation, just a placeholder until 2014 rates are released.

One problem, I can't figure out how to make payments.When I go to My Reservations I get this:

We are currently experiencing problems displaying reservations. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Is that normally where I would go to pay?
__________________
rharper1496 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #1085
BearcatsFan
we finally had a minute to breathe yesterday and sat down
Soak up the Sun
 
BearcatsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Queen City
Posts: 8,097

Quote:
Originally Posted by middlesista View Post
We had lots of fun decorating our resort windows. We added some postcards from our home town and personalized Disney decorations for everyone. We did not see many other windows that were decorated at the resort but had come across some on-line sites that had some incredible decorations that folks had done on both windows and doors. We knew to use materials that would not damage any surfaces and no one at the resort seen to have a problem with our windows. In fact, the mousekeepers even added some "towel animals" to our display. Not sure if folks in some resorts tend to do this more than others but it was fun and we hope to do this again.
Thanks so much for sharing the photos! Your window looks great, and what a cutie!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whazzatk View Post
Please add me! October 30-November 7 at POR!
to the group! I have added you to the list. Feel free to join the conversation!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rharper1496 View Post
We have a reservation!!!!!!!

I booked it on a complete whim tonight, deposit has been paid. I'm far too excited considering that it's not even a real reservation, just a placeholder until 2014 rates are released.

One problem, I can't figure out how to make payments.When I go to My Reservations I get this:

We are currently experiencing problems displaying reservations. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Is that normally where I would go to pay?
It may be another glitch with the new WDW site. Lots of people seem to be having problems making payments, ADRs, checking information once they do get them made, etc. You might be better off calling to make a payment.
__________________

Loving all things Disney since 1976.
BearcatsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #1086
pixi3ness
Earning My Ears
 
pixi3ness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 65

Quote:
Originally Posted by BearcatsFan View Post
Thanks! I doubt it will ever happen, but a girl can dream.

You must be so excited for your upcoming trip - how far into the planning are you? Anything you'd care to share?
You're welcome!

Right now I'm playing a big waiting game. I'm trying to figure out what ADR's I want to make - I definitely want to do CRT though. I've been stocking up on pins to trade in the parks. The list of good Ebay sellers proven to be extremely helpful. I also want to do something a little extra for my boyfriend and since he's a Star Wars fan I've found some neat things through the Disney Floral and Gift shop...though pricey, it's an idea I'm playing around with right now.
One thing I'm super excited for is collecting the Mr. Potato Head pieces!
__________________
8 Days VWL January 2014 - mission accomplished
7 Days AKV October 2014 - mission pending

pixi3ness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #1087
BearcatsFan
we finally had a minute to breathe yesterday and sat down
Soak up the Sun
 
BearcatsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Queen City
Posts: 8,097

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixi3ness View Post
You're welcome!

Right now I'm playing a big waiting game. I'm trying to figure out what ADR's I want to make - I definitely want to do CRT though. I've been stocking up on pins to trade in the parks. The list of good Ebay sellers proven to be extremely helpful. I also want to do something a little extra for my boyfriend and since he's a Star Wars fan I've found some neat things through the Disney Floral and Gift shop...though pricey, it's an idea I'm playing around with right now.
One thing I'm super excited for is collecting the Mr. Potato Head pieces!
The Disney Florist is pricey, but worth it. I received flowers on our last trip from my husband, and they were beautiful. If you call them, a Dream Maker can help you put together a custom gift as well if you don't like what you see on their website.

What other ADR ideas are you considering?
__________________

Loving all things Disney since 1976.
BearcatsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #1088
pixi3ness
Earning My Ears
 
pixi3ness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 65

Quote:
Originally Posted by BearcatsFan View Post
The Disney Florist is pricey, but worth it. I received flowers on our last trip from my husband, and they were beautiful. If you call them, a Dream Maker can help you put together a custom gift as well if you don't like what you see on their website.

What other ADR ideas are you considering?
That's a very helpful thing to know! I'll probably contact them in a couple of months and see what I can get put together. I love to surprise people.

I'm also thinking about Be Our Guest as we're both huge fans of Beauty and the Beast. And possibly Chef Mickey's or Ohana. I figure I can't have character meals any other time so I certainly plan on making the most of it while we're there!
__________________
8 Days VWL January 2014 - mission accomplished
7 Days AKV October 2014 - mission pending

pixi3ness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #1089
Funfire240
DIS Veteran
 
Funfire240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 713

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixi3ness View Post
That's a very helpful thing to know! I'll probably contact them in a couple of months and see what I can get put together. I love to surprise people.

I'm also thinking about Be Our Guest as we're both huge fans of Beauty and the Beast. And possibly Chef Mickey's or Ohana. I figure I can't have character meals any other time so I certainly plan on making the most of it while we're there!
A good character breakfast IMO is Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House in AK- very good buffet
__________________


Funfire240 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 04:07 PM   #1090
shannon006
DIS Veteran
 
shannon006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 703

Ok, changing our dates, now going 1-25-2-2-14, staying at AKL
__________________
Offsite 1995,,2000,2002,2009, CBR 1995, CR 1995,ASMO 1998,AKL 2010, POP 1/12, POP 5/12 POP 9/13 AKV 1/14
shannon006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #1091
BearcatsFan
we finally had a minute to breathe yesterday and sat down
Soak up the Sun
 
BearcatsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Queen City
Posts: 8,097

Quote:
Originally Posted by shannon006 View Post
Ok, changing our dates, now going 1-25-2-2-14, staying at AKL
I'll getcha updated!
__________________

Loving all things Disney since 1976.
BearcatsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #1092
rharper1496
Mouseketeer
 
rharper1496's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 150

We have a date change, we're now Feb 2-8 and staying in an AoA cars suite the entire week. I found direct flights from Buffalo for $900 cheaper than flying from home so for that difference I'll suck it up and drive to the airport. I kept looking at our plans and I finally had to admit that trying a split with such a short stay anyway was impractical, especially when I'm the only one who is really attached to the idea of a wilderness cabin. DH and the kids wouldn't mind one, he's just not in love with the idea the way I am and I know nothing is going to compare to AoA for the kids at this age. So it's AoA this time, offsite for the 2015 birthday trip and I guess we're going to need either a second 2015 trip or an early 2016 trip where I will be sleeping in a cabin. If they don't like it they can go sleep on a DTD bench or something.

But the good news is the dining plan has come back into consideration and so has BoG. It's still more food than we would eat but when I figured out the cost of multiple character meals it's not really cheaper to pay OOP since those are fixed price anyway and we won't have the full kitchen that we would have in the cabin so eating in the room becomes a lot harder. Of course, I still have my fingers crossed for that free dining because the room discount at AoA is hardly worth it.
__________________
rharper1496 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #1093
mom2clr
Mouseketeer
 
mom2clr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Back in North Jersey!!
Posts: 419

We are going ahead with plans on buying a house. I'm REALLY hoping it doesn't interfere with my trip for next year. The money I'm saving for the trip is strictly for that purpose so we will be ok.

I'm excited and nervous about getting into a house as I keep hearing how much work it is, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I wasn't excited to have something of our own.

DBF is delusional as he thinks we can get into a place by end of summer! Inventory where we are looking is plentiful but it's the entire process that can take forever. However with DD5 starting kindergarten in September it would be ideal. I'm not getting my hopes up.

DD5 has been watching the vacation planning video almost every day and even DD2 has been sitting for longer periods watching it with her. I bought them piggy banks from the dollar store and they have been putting change into them daily. DD5 is excited to go to the bank and see how much she has saved. She knows when we "save a lot of money" we will be able to go back to Disney.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
__________________
Natalie , dbf , dd6 dd3

Jan '10 POFQ; Jul '10 POP; Sep '10 POP; May '12 POFQ

Hopeful for a 2015 trip!! (My 40th!!)
mom2clr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #1094
Funfire240
DIS Veteran
 
Funfire240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 713

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2clr View Post
We are going ahead with plans on buying a house. I'm REALLY hoping it doesn't interfere with my trip for next year. The money I'm saving for the trip is strictly for that purpose so we will be ok.

I'm excited and nervous about getting into a house as I keep hearing how much work it is, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I wasn't excited to have something of our own.

DBF is delusional as he thinks we can get into a place by end of summer! Inventory where we are looking is plentiful but it's the entire process that can take forever. However with DD5 starting kindergarten in September it would be ideal. I'm not getting my hopes up.

DD5 has been watching the vacation planning video almost every day and even DD2 has been sitting for longer periods watching it with her. I bought them piggy banks from the dollar store and they have been putting change into them daily. DD5 is excited to go to the bank and see how much she has saved. She knows when we "save a lot of money" we will be able to go back to Disney.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Sounds just like my house (DD will be 5 1 week from today and DS will be 3 in 2 weeks) but they keep wanting to watch the home movies! DS keeps on about "go back to Disney".

Good luck on the house! It is nice to own but does involve some work, but IMO it's worth it. (Except this week - painting, recarpet over the next week now the dishwasher croaked on us last night, stove is acting up - crazy week! And on a side, DH's truck was determined to much to fix to save so I should be getting a new car in the next few weeks and he gets mine )
__________________


Funfire240 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #1095
BearcatsFan
we finally had a minute to breathe yesterday and sat down
Soak up the Sun
 
BearcatsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Queen City
Posts: 8,097

Quote:
Originally Posted by rharper1496 View Post
We have a date change, we're now Feb 2-8 and staying in an AoA cars suite the entire week. I found direct flights from Buffalo for $900 cheaper than flying from home so for that difference I'll suck it up and drive to the airport. I kept looking at our plans and I finally had to admit that trying a split with such a short stay anyway was impractical, especially when I'm the only one who is really attached to the idea of a wilderness cabin. DH and the kids wouldn't mind one, he's just not in love with the idea the way I am and I know nothing is going to compare to AoA for the kids at this age. So it's AoA this time, offsite for the 2015 birthday trip and I guess we're going to need either a second 2015 trip or an early 2016 trip where I will be sleeping in a cabin. If they don't like it they can go sleep on a DTD bench or something.

But the good news is the dining plan has come back into consideration and so has BoG. It's still more food than we would eat but when I figured out the cost of multiple character meals it's not really cheaper to pay OOP since those are fixed price anyway and we won't have the full kitchen that we would have in the cabin so eating in the room becomes a lot harder. Of course, I still have my fingers crossed for that free dining because the room discount at AoA is hardly worth it.
I'll update you on the list. I hope you get your cabin stay soon. I'll keep my fingers crossed for FD for you!
__________________

Loving all things Disney since 1976.
BearcatsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.