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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Have Confirmed My Disney Reservation!!

Sunday night I spent exactly 43 minutes 35 seconds on the phone with Disney finalizing my July reservations at the The Most Magical Place on Earth. The first 15 minutes were with an annoying automated system, you know "Is this your first time calling Disney?", "Say and spell your last name." It about drove me crazy, if I weren't so excited about going to Disney World I swear I would have hung the phone up. I didn't think I was ever going to speak with a real human being!! Finally, I got to speak with Whisper -I am sure this was her real name ;-) since so many people from my generation are named Whisper. Her voice was kind of gravely like Roz from Monsters Inc., she was helpful but seemed somewhat uncomfortable when she said things about "pixie dust" or "magic"- I just assumed all Disney employees were trained to say these words until they rolled off their tongues like "Mornin' Y'all" does from a southern belle. Anyway, after many times of being put on hold while she checked on something we got a Club Level, Lagoon View room at the Yacht Club (which was exactly what I wanted). Here is a link in case you're interested ( We are staying on the Magic Your Way Premium Plan, which includes dining and recreation. Again, here's a link ( I got my reservation confirmation email overnight and now everthing seems so much more REAL!! I am so excited!! It's almost time to start thinking about dinner reservations!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Little Background Info

A little background for you. Despite my love affair with Mickey Mouse, we have had a long distance relationship. I didn't actually meet him until I was 40, back in January 2003. Dakota was 5, Ashley was 15 we had a good time but it was a little overwhelming. We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge, which was beautiful and reminded me very much of my husband (he's an outdoorsy kinda guy). We didn't see any of Epcot at all, saw most of Animal Kingdom and hit the high spots of Magic Kingdom. It was also FREEZING, one of the coldest January's ever (and I am so not a cold weather kinda girl!).

We did go on the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) which has changed quite a bit since that time. I think our favorite meal was at the Rain Forest Cafe. I still have my lavendar sweatshirt we bought there and a souvenir glass we got with Mike's sundae. There was more food than we could ever imagine consuming! I think it will definitely be a must do for our return trip this year. When researching for this trip I did notice that the DDP has changed considerably since our last trip. I hope I can figure everything out. Right now I have us on the Premium Dining Plan, I am curious if the upgrade to Platinum is worth it. Please comment if you have experience with either, I would love to hear your experiences.

We are also going in July this time because I will not be wearing hats and scarves around Disney this time. I am also looking forward to to enjoying water recreation at Disney (Sea Racers, Blizzard Beach, Storm Along Bay). Before any Disney aficionados get mad at me-I know you have to stay at The Beach Club or Yacht Club to use Storm Along Bay. We are currently booked at The Beach Club Resort, but I am comtemplating changing to The Yacht Club. Again anyone with experience at either resort please chime in with your experiences.

Wow! That was a little longer first post than I had expected and you don't know much about me yet. I will give you a little more info next time.