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"It's an adventure" Pre-trip report

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by wickesy, Oct 16, 2008.

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    wickesy Earning my ears

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    Some of you will have seen this report before but for those that haven't this is the report of our trip to WDW last year.

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    Me: David – 35 – Planner
    Dad: Ray – 60 – Bank Roll :hug2:

    Dad and I first went to WDW in September 1992. I had always wanted to go to WDW and when I turned 21 I was due to come into some money left to me by my Nan. I decided to use the money for a holiday to WDW and to save me having to pay the single room supplement my Dad decided he would come with me. Mum didn’t fancy America at all and as she didn’t like flying she decided to go to Scotland on her own. That led to Scotland becoming her “Walt Disney World” and she took a holiday to Scotland at least once a year every year from then until she died in 2004.

    I loved the trip and Dad admitted that he had enjoyed it as well. We persuaded Mum that she would enjoy it as well and I booked for us all to stay at the Grand Floridian the following year. In the end we cancelled that trip and I bought my first PC instead but I never gave up on the idea of returning to WDW one day.

    Finally last year I got into podcasts and in particular Disney podcasts. That led me to Disney forums, listening to audio ridethroughs and finally buying the complete set of “Relive The Magic” DVDs. That was it, I couldn’t put it off any longer and after some online research I found that Virgin had availability for 14 nights in the Contemporary Resort tower for 14 nights just after Easter. A few heavy hints to the bank roll later and we were booked to fly out on 11th April.

    Planning started in earnest and in no time at all it was time to make ADRs – Hollywood and Vine, Le Cellier and as we were staying at the Contemporary Resort there was only one place to eat on our last night, California Grill. February came and with that Virgin changed the time of the outgoing flight to 10:45. As we were going to have to be at the airport so early Dad suggested staying overnight near the airport. I didn’t need asking twice and although he suggested the Travelodge I managed to persuade him to splash out the extra and we booked a room at the Sofitel for the night.

    So, that’s the back story now onto the main attraction…Day 0
     
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    Jodie Addicted to Mickey

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    Bank roll, I gotta get me one a those!

    Nah, seriously, you and your dad seem to get on great. Now bring on the photo's!
     
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    Looking forward to reading more.
     
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    Looking good Wicksey, I wish my Dad would bank roll my trips to Disney haha
    (never he would say!)
    Can't wait for the rest now:yes:
     
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    What a really lovely story! Can't wait to read more!
     
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    DH calls himself the Bank roll [​IMG]
     
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    Enjoying the report, cant wait for more :yes:
     

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