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  1. #1
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    A small announcement...

    Ahem.

    I have a small announcement...

    I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!

    WOHOO!!

    Minor inconvenience first - it's not until May 2011 but I've just come off the phone and...

    I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!! (did I mention that earlier?)

    We fly out on 1st May 2011 for a whole 17 (yes, 17!) nights at Port Orleans Riverside (wohoo again!) and have length of stay WDW passes including all the bells and whistles (hoppers, water parks and so on) and 14 night Universal, Sea World and Wet n Wild tickets (not that we've ever been to Wet n Wild despite having tickets for it every trip!).

    We get the free Counter Service DDP which is perfect for us as we don't eat many evening meals inside WDW.

    We also get the V-Room free (Virgin Atlantic's private departure lounge) at London Gatwick.

    And a free meal at Planet Hollywood at DTD.

    And a free upgrade on our rental car (which we've then upgraded again to a convertible - well, you have do when you're in Florida don't you?)!

    On top of all that lot, we got a 15% discount from our travel company as we use them a lot.

    All in all, we have savings of approx £1,600 ($2,240ish)!

    WOW and WAHAYYYYY!!

    And just in case I forgot to mention it...

    I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!

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    Re: A small announcement...

    Congrats Winkster!

    Let the planning begin!!
    Love & Pixie Dust
    Patty

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    Re: A small announcement...

    Wow, that is great!!!!!


    Now the hardest part begins, the wait!
    Rick
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    Re: A small announcement...

    Thats great news!!! I can't wait to hear all your plans!!!
    Dx
    "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day!"

    Previous Disney Trips:-

    Sept '11, Nov '10, Sept '09, Sept '08, Dec '07, May '07 (with Mum), Nov '06, Mar '06, Oct '05, Sept '04, Sept '03, Aug '02, Sept '01, Dec '99, Sept '97, July '95 + 5/6 trips to Disneyland Paris.

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    Re: A small announcement...

    Thanks all!

    It feels like we've done loads of planning already to find the best deal for us.

    In terms of what we have planned so far (yes, I have a spreadsheet even 327 days away from the trip!)..

    All the Disney (or course), Universal and Sea World parks.

    Maybe a water park or two.

    Parasailing at the Contemporary.

    All the Disney mini-golf courses.

    Restaurants (is it sad that I have worked this out already?):
    Red Lobster (Crossroads)
    Olive Garden (I Drive)
    Macaroni Grill (Lake BV)
    Bahama Breeze (Lake BV)
    Cafe Tu-Tu Tango (I Drive)
    Bongos
    Yak & Yeti
    Rose & Crown
    Kouzzini
    Sanaa
    Jiko (last day - I hope)

    Possible restaurants:
    Texas de Brasil (I Drive)
    Le Cellier
    Lots more I'm sure!

    Lots of shopping, lots of boat trips from POR to DTD, lots of chilling out and several evenings spent in Epcot sat around the lake sipping wine/beer/champagne watching the world go by.

    I can't wait!!

    327 days and counting!

    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
    Just a dream away!

    TALK DISNEY ADMINISTRATOR


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    Re: A small announcement...

    That sounds wonderful! So many days to do things and so many days to relax.
    Sounds like my kind of trip!
    Rick
    "Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our childen"
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    Re: A small announcement...

    Wow! Sounds like a great trip. Our trip in January 2011 is only 8 days and I thought that was fantastic! Enjoy!!!
    32 visits to WDW. Visits since 2008:
    Jan 2008 - Wilderness Lodge, Sept 2008 - All-Star Music, Jan 2009 - Contemporary Resort & All-Star Sports, Jan 2011 - Polynesian Resort, Sept 2011 - Old Key West, Jan 2013 & Oct 2014 - Bay Lake Tower & Art of Animation, Jan 2015 - Bay Lake Tower, Port Orleans FQ, Villas at the Grand Floridian & Disney's Vero Beach, Jan 2016 - Animal Kingdom Villas, Port Orleans Riverside & Disney's Hilton Head Island

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    Re: A small announcement...

    WOOHOO!!

    Congrats, Winkster!
    Couldn't imagine life without WDW!
    Last Trip: Oct 2015
    Upcoming: Feb 2016
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    **Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally, Golly, what a day!**

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    Re: A small announcement...

    Great, can't wait to make our ressie's.
    Have a Mickey Mouse Day!, Dot

    July 83 - Off site Camping; July 2000 - AS Movies; Dec 07 - AS Music; Sep/Oct 09 - Pop Century; May/June 2011 - POFQ; May 2015 Pop Century

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    Re: A small announcement...

    CONGRATS!!!
    17 nights? Now THAT'S a vacation!!!!!
    Can't wait to hear about it for the next 327 days!!
    You will keep us posted daily as more plans come together, right?
    ~Nikki~
    1983-1st Trip
    1991--HS trip (offsite)
    1999--Honeymoon POR
    2006--1st Family trip POR
    2007--2nd Family trip POP
    2009--10 yr Anniversary Trip POP

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    Re: A small announcement...

    How exciting!!!! It can't get any better than a trip to the "World"!!
    2000- Fort Wilderness Cabins/Campground
    2002- Fort Wilderness Cabins/Campground, 2003- off site
    2004- Fort Wilderness Campground
    2006- Fort WIlderness Campground
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    2011-Beach Villa Resort
    2012- Fort Wilderness Cabins
    2013-Boardwalk Villas 30th Anniversary

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    Re: A small announcement...

    Congrats, Wink. When Summer comes up I will begin to take vacations all planned by the company (perks of a cm) With school and a job, it's hard so the "Land" will give me a break.
    Pilot of Monorail Blue

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    Re: A small announcement...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dismom View Post
    Great, can't wait to make our ressie's.
    YAY! 5 months ought to do it Dismom.

    Now I just need to stop thinking about it quite so much or May 2011 will never get here!
    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
    Just a dream away!

    TALK DISNEY ADMINISTRATOR


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    Re: A small announcement...

    Just gives me time to plan and plan some more. Really have a good rough idea of what we want to do and when, just bidding time until we can finalize everything.
    Have a Mickey Mouse Day!, Dot

    July 83 - Off site Camping; July 2000 - AS Movies; Dec 07 - AS Music; Sep/Oct 09 - Pop Century; May/June 2011 - POFQ; May 2015 Pop Century

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    Re: A small announcement...

    Congratulations Winkster!! I know, for me, having the vacation booked with Disney gives me peace of mind. It may be a while off but at least you know you are going!!
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