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simonwebb74
21-07-2009, 01:08 PM
I have today been able to book the first lot of ADR's.

So here is the updated plan with all ADR's listed.

Sunday 18<SUP>th</SUP> October<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Gatwick Hilton for the Night<o:p></o:p>
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Monday 19<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Virgin Vroom then fly to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Orlando</st1:City></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
Check in at All Star Sports then DTD<o:p></o:p>
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Tuesday 20<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Breakfast at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Crystal</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Palace</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> (ADR - 08.10)<o:p></o:p>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Magic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Kingdom</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
Downtown Disney – Trex Café booked at 18.30<o:p></o:p>
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Wednesday 21<SUP>st</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Breakfast at Kona Café (ADR - 08:35)<o:p></o:p>
Shopping (Last minute birthday stuff)<o:p></o:p>
Winter Summerland Mini Golf<o:p></o:p>
Downtown Disney – <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Raglan Road</st1:address></st1:Street> (ADR - 18:30)<o:p></o:p>
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Thursday 22<SUP>nd</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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DS 7<SUP>th</SUP> Birthday<o:p></o:p>
Breakfast at Chef Mickeys (ADR – 08:30)<o:p></o:p>
Disney <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place> Studios<o:p></o:p>
Fantasmic Dinner Package at Hollywood & Vine (ADR - 16:35)
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Friday 23<SUP>rd</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Nothing Planned Yet<o:p></o:p>
Whispering Canyon Café (ADR – 18.30)<o:p></o:p>
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Saturday 24<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Breakfast at Tuskers (ADR – 08:15)<o:p></o:p>
Animal Kingdom<o:p></o:p>
Dinner at Rainforest Café (ADR – 17:30)<o:p></o:p>
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Sunday 25<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Space Centre<o:p></o:p>
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Monday 26<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table (ADR – 09:00)<o:p></o:p>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Magic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Kingdom</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
Dinner at Tony’s (ADR – 18:30)<o:p></o:p>
Wishes<o:p></o:p>
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Tuesday 27<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Hotel Pool<o:p></o:p>
The Boardwalk<o:p></o:p>
Downtown Disney<o:p></o:p>
Dinner at House of Blues (ADR – 18:00)<o:p></o:p>
Maybe go on the Big Balloon<o:p></o:p>
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Wednesday 28<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Breakfast at Akhersus (ADR – 09:15)<o:p></o:p>
Epcot<o:p></o:p>
Dinner at <st1:place w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix = st2 ns = "urn:schemas:contacts" /><st2:Sn w:st="on">San</st2:Sn> <st2:middlename w:st="on">Angel</st2:middlename> <st2:Sn w:st="on">Inn</st2:Sn></st1:place> (ADR – 18:30)<o:p></o:p>
Illuminations<o:p></o:p>
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Thursday 29<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Blizzard</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Beach</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
The Boardwalk<o:p></o:p>
Mickeys Backyard BBQ (ADR – 18:30)<o:p></o:p>
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Friday 30<SUP>th</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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Seaworld<o:p></o:p>
Spooktacular<o:p></o:p>
Dinner – Dine with Shamu (Booked at 17:30)<o:p></o:p>
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Saturday 31<SUP>st</SUP> October<o:p></o:p>
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<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Breakfast Cape May Cafe (ADR - 09:00)</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Magic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Kingdom</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
MNSSHP<o:p></o:p>
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Sunday 1<SUP>st</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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Recovering from late night last night
Lunch T-Rex Cafe (ADR - 13:00)
Pirates & Pals Firework Voyage (20:15)
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Monday 2<SUP>nd</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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Discovery Cove<o:p></o:p>
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Tuesday 3<SUP>rd</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare (ADR - 09.00)
Private Photo Session in the morning<o:p></o:p>
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Wednesday 4<SUP>th</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Magic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Kingdom</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
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Thursday 5<SUP>th</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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Drive to Port Canaveral<o:p></o:p>
Board the Disney Wonder for 3 Day Cruise<o:p></o:p>
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Friday 6<SUP>th</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Vicky has an appointment in the Spa</st1:place></st1:City>
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Nassau</st1:place></st1:City>
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Glass Bottom boat trip</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
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Saturday 7<SUP>th</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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Castaway Cay
Bike Hire
Snorkeling<o:p></o:p>
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Sunday 8<SUP>th</SUP> November<o:p></o:p>
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Dock at Port Canaveral<o:p></o:p>
Drive back to Disney Check bags in at Downtown Disney<o:p></o:p>
Beaches and Cream for lunch<o:p></o:p>
Drive to Airport

keith
21-07-2009, 01:39 PM
OMG! that just looks amazing :yes:

I'll wave if I see you at MNSSHP :) I'll be there on the 31st too I hope

Isafari
21-07-2009, 01:47 PM
OMG! that just looks amazing :yes:

Took the words right out of my mouth :yes:

foreverducky
21-07-2009, 04:55 PM
Wow, looks great! Can I come along!

I really like your plan of eating early and then late. Gives everyone enough time to be ready for the big dinner. With a snack or something light in between.

Tinkfan
21-07-2009, 07:02 PM
:wave: Wow, what a trip!How does being away from school for that long work out? Do you have a break around then? I always wondered if the Uk was on more of a trimester schedule? I know your summer break starts later than ours. We're usually out at the end of June til the first Wednesday in September.

simonwebb74
21-07-2009, 07:09 PM
:wave: Wow, what a trip!How does being away from school for that long work out? Do you have a break around then? I always wondered if the Uk was on more of a trimester schedule? I know your summer break starts later than ours. We're usually out at the end of June til the first Wednesday in September.

The term starts the beginning of September through till Christmas, with 1 week off in October (Half Term). Our trip is one week either side of the half term so we are taking him out of school for a total of 10 days, which is allowed with prior consent from the school.

keith
21-07-2009, 07:17 PM
seriously I dont often beg, but PLEASSSEEE can I come if I fit in a suitcase? I'll even bring my own suitcase to hide in!!! :unsure:

:D

REALLY looks like an amazing trip

simonwebb74
21-07-2009, 07:24 PM
seriously I dont often beg, but PLEASSSEEE can I come if I fit in a suitcase? I'll even bring my own suitcase to hide in!!! :unsure:

:D

REALLY looks like an amazing trip


Do you weigh less than 23kg then??? :D

We are certainly packing a lot of things in. Don't know when we will next have the chance to go back so got to do it right this time :yes:

Tinkfan
21-07-2009, 09:03 PM
The term starts the beginning of September through till Christmas, with 1 week off in October (Half Term). Our trip is one week either side of the half term so we are taking him out of school for a total of 10 days, which is allowed with prior consent from the school.

Thats fantastic!! All your ressies look great, will this be DS's first trip? We will take our DS out of school for 4 days this Sept. as well to go down. He is entering 7th grade here and will probably be one of the last times we will be able to do so. High School will start in two more years. Our schools would have a fit for 10 days but I think family trips are almost as important!! So much to learn and the memories these trips yield are priceless!!!:yes:

simonwebb74
22-07-2009, 08:13 AM
Thats fantastic!! All your ressies look great, will this be DS's first trip? We will take our DS out of school for 4 days this Sept. as well to go down. He is entering 7th grade here and will probably be one of the last times we will be able to do so. High School will start in two more years. Our schools would have a fit for 10 days but I think family trips are almost as important!! So much to learn and the memories these trips yield are priceless!!!:yes:

This is both our kids first trip. DS has been to Disneyland Paris 4 times & DD who will be 3 when we go has been to Disneyland Paris once.

My wife and I have both been twice before only once together though but our last trip was 9 years ago, so we all can't wait :yes:

I think kids learn and lot through experiencing different places, and it is important to spend quality time as a family. We are going to get him to keep a diary whilst we are there, a trip report of sorts, so he will have something to show his school when he gets back. I might even publish it on here :thumbsup:

sunsetlakes
22-07-2009, 08:26 AM
Wow!! sounds fantastic - we're there for Halloween too, hope we all bump into each other!! You've put me to shame BTW as I haven't done anything yet apart from book the flights :worship:

simonwebb74
22-07-2009, 08:31 AM
Wow!! sounds fantastic - we're there for Halloween too, hope we all bump into each other!! You've put me to shame BTW as I haven't done anything yet apart from book the flights :worship:


Planning runs in the family. Isn't that right Lisa :wave:

simonwebb74
18-08-2009, 10:28 PM
I paid the balance on the cruise today!

I also managed to change our dinner from 2nd to 1st sitting due to a cancellation, which is great news. I'm not sure how our kids would have coped not eating untill late but it was all that was available at the time of booking.

Disneybumble
19-08-2009, 07:44 AM
That's great new Simon.

simonwebb74
21-08-2009, 07:09 AM
Today I have paid the final balance with Virgin!!

Yesterday we decided to blow the budget further & (after a text from Lisaw confirming how good it was) we have booked the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage for November 1st.

I have updated the itinery on the first page to show the current activities!!

So, all that is left is:

Buy our 21 day Disney passes (still getting best prices)
Space Centre passes (currently childrenn go free :thumbsup:)
Book the Photoshoot at the Grand Floridian for November 3rd (Hopefully)

I am officially very very excited. We are going back to Disney World after 9 years away!!!!!!!!!!!

Isafari
21-08-2009, 07:18 AM
Well, you do have such a fantastic itinerary but after 9 years, you deserve it :yes: So much will have changed! It will be like looking at it through a newbies eyes :thumbsup:
Simon, do you know if you pay for your photoshoot at the time of booking or on the actual day? Also, does the price include the actual photographer or just the photos?

simonwebb74
21-08-2009, 07:25 AM
I just posted this on the other thread, but here it is as well:

As far as I can tell the $99.95 is for the photoshoot a set of photos (from the options available) + all the photos taken on a cd.

I would think you pay at time of booking with the usual 48 hour cancellation window.

The bit that confuses me is the discounts if you have pre-ordered a photopass cd for the parks!

Isafari
21-08-2009, 07:30 AM
I just posted this on the other thread, but here it is as well:

As far as I can tell the $99.95 is for the photoshoot a set of photos (from the options available) + all the photos taken on a cd.

I would think you pay at time of booking with the usual 48 hour cancellation window.

The bit that confuses me is the discounts if you have pre-ordered a photopass cd for the parks!

Thanks......I just cannot make up my mind which location to go for :wiggle:
It's for our silver wedding celebration so I wanted romantic!

simonwebb74
21-08-2009, 07:32 AM
Thanks......I just cannot make up my mind which location to go for :wiggle:
It's for our silver wedding celebration so I wanted romantic!

I would think it would have to be the Grand Floridian :thumbsup:

We don't have a special occassion as such. We just love having family photos taken :yes:

Isafari
21-08-2009, 08:26 AM
I would think it would have to be the Grand Floridian :thumbsup:

I was thinking maybe the poly for the beach. I'm not familiar with the resorts so it's hard to choose.

Tink
21-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Not the Poly. :sorry: It's nice enough, but the GF is much more elegant and romantic in a Victorian Sense.

For something a bit more casual, yet with a beach and romantic in a seashore sort of way, I'd go with the Beach Club/beach. :yes:

It has a very New England shore feel, without the carnival aspects of the boardwalk. :yes:

Then again, there is a sweet little area of the grounds of the Boardwalk Inn called the Cottages. The gardens are lovely. If you are in the Boardwalk at the little lounge (the Belle Vue) at your back, you would take a left and exit a set of double doors (easily missed unless you know they are there) down a flight of steps into this lovely secluded area. I am so not a fan of the Boardwalk Inn, but this little area is very pretty. :yes:

The Wilderness Lodge has loads of opportunities for pretty areas, but for you Issy? I'd consider the grounds of the AKL. :yes: With your love of animals it would be nice to have the savannah and some of the wildlife there as a back drop, no? At least for some of the shots?

Isafari
21-08-2009, 02:31 PM
Not the Poly. :sorry: It's nice enough, but the GF is much more elegant and romantic in a Victorian Sense.

The Wilderness Lodge has loads of opportunities for pretty areas, but for you Issy? I'd consider the grounds of the AKL. :yes: With your love of animals it would be nice to have the savannah and some of the wildlife there as a back drop, no? At least for some of the shots?

Thanks for that Tink, reallt appreciate your ideas. Ok....Poly is out :thumbsdown:
I can't remember if you can have the shoot at AKL....will have to check up on that.:yes:

simonwebb74
26-08-2009, 10:10 AM
I have now made a couple of bookings whilst on our DCL Cruise

Vicky has an appointment in the Spa for a hand treatment and manicure
Glass Bottom boat trip whilst in Nassau
Bike hire at Castaway Cay

Page 1 of this thread has been updated accordingly.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

simonwebb74
01-10-2009, 09:48 PM
Today our e-tickets from Virgin arrived :yes::yes::yes:

And

Our 21 Day Disney Ultimate Passes :yes::yes::yes:

And

Our Space Centre Passes :yes::yes::yes:


All on the same day!!!!

Disneybumble
02-10-2009, 07:12 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

simonwebb74
04-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Our final booking has been made

PhotoPass Photoshoot booked for 3rd November at the Grand Floridian :thumbsup:

I think that's it, just got to pack now!!

lisaw
05-10-2009, 08:58 AM
You couldn't accidently pack the dog as well could you?

simonwebb74
05-10-2009, 09:25 AM
You couldn't accidently pack the dog as well could you?

I couldn't do that to you. I know how much you are looking forward to having her.

I'm sure she will be no trouble being so calm and placid :biggrin:

Britchick
05-10-2009, 09:35 AM
i hadn't seen this plan before, wow! you're going to have so much fun

could 1 of you please help me plan my next trip?

simonwebb74
05-10-2009, 09:53 AM
Nasa has brought forward the Aries test flight to Oct 27th between 8am - 12pm. We are due to go there Oct 25th and I am looking forward to hopefully seeing it on the launch pad.

The question is do we try and go back Oct 27th to watch the launch and if so where would be the best place to head for ?????

simonwebb74
12-10-2009, 06:18 AM
We have now appeared on the Upcoming Events at the bottom of the listings page.

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simonwebb74
12-10-2009, 09:55 PM
Simon, do you know if you pay for your photoshoot at the time of booking or on the actual day? Also, does the price include the actual photographer or just the photos?

Having now booked a photoshoot I can confirm that you pay on the day and it costs:

$49.00 for the photoshoot + print package
$99.00 for the photoshoot + print package + all the photos on CD (This is reduced to $70.00 if you have pre-booked a PhotoPass CD)

Hope this is still of use :thumbsup:

Isafari
13-10-2009, 02:51 PM
Having now booked a photoshoot I can confirm that you pay on the day and it costs:

$49.00 for the photoshoot + print package
$99.00 for the photoshoot + print package + all the photos on CD (This is reduced to $70.00 if you have pre-booked a PhotoPass CD)

Hope this is still of use :thumbsup:

Thank you so much :thumbsup: I think it's a very good price :yes:

simonwebb74
19-10-2009, 10:09 AM
We are currently enjoying the delights of Virgin's V-Room at Gatwick. :thumbsup:

Our flight is currently delayed by 45 mins, hopefully that's it.

Will update you all as and when I find free Wi-Fi.


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Tink
19-10-2009, 10:30 AM
Safe journey Simon!!!! Have fun!