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07 November 2010 @ 11:21 am
Disney World 2010: Planning  
The 'Disney World 2010' trip is starting to take shape, and I'm excited.

We'll be flying out of San Jose on the evening of December 26th, hopping down to L.A., and taking an overnight flight to Orlando.  Seanie's friend Alexis will pick us up on the morning of the 27th, and we'll spend the next two days exploring the Universal Studios parks.  If we were going at another time a year, I wonder if one day would be enough for both parks?  But we're gonna be surrounded by Christmas crowds, so it'll be a madhouse.  Two days it is.  At night, we'll be staying a Holiday Inn.  Yeah, I know, not so exciting, but hey, it's close to Universal and it's a clean bed to sleep in.

(At least, I hope it's a clean bed.  I actually had a nightmare the day after I booked the room that we'd find a bedbug-infested room and Seanie would hate me for the rest of the trip.)

There's a third day where I don't know what we'll do.  Seanie wants to go out to Cape Canaveral and see the space stuff.  I can't say it interests me, but hey, Seanie's letting me call the shots for practically the rest of the trip so if he wants to see some space rocks or whatever, let's do it.

On the 30th we'll be  checking into the Disney property.  We're staying at the Caribbean Resort, in a pirate room.  Yes.  A PIRATE ROOM WITH BEDS SHAPED LIKE SHIPS!  Oh yeah.  It's gonna be epic.  Or stupid.  Or both!!!!!!  Alexis' aunt works for Disney, so she got us a great discount on the room so that was pretty awesome.  I don't know how we're going to tackle the Disney parks yet, but Seanie's aunt gave us a huge guidebook that I'll be working through.  I hate the idea of microplanning the trip down to which park we'll be in each day at what times, but if we want to eat at any of the nicer restaurants the reservations need to be made now.  Le sigh.  Well, that's what happens when you go during the busiest time of the year, right?

We'll be at Disney until January 6th.  That's right - New Year's at Disney World!
It's gonna be awesome.
jeanniejeannietran on November 13th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Disney World! HP World! PIRATE BED!!! I'm so mad at you.
Suzik00kaburra on November 13th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
You've seen kiwis and hobbits and Venice and Rome and Ireland!
メリッサ: Tangled-Rapunzel/Flynn Boatsailormgm on November 14th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Whatever you do, make sure you go to Hollywood Studios at night so you can see their AWESOME Christmas light display. One of the coolest things I've ever seen while there!

ALSO, if you want to ride Toy Story Mania (also in Hollywood Studios), make sure you go there FIRST, as soon as they let you into the park. Do yourself a favor and get a Fast Pass. It's the most popular ride in all four parks and the Fast Passes go ridiculously fast. I was there at 9 AM (when the park opened) and there was already a line for Fast Pass. The return time was 11:15 when I got on line, and 11:45 by the time I got my ticket. And if you waited on the regular line? A 90 minute wait. And this is during the off season, so I don't even want to imagine what it'll be like during Christmas time. It's such a good ride though, so don't miss out on it!

If you have any questions, just ask. I've been there nine times now, so I know some of the tricks. XD
Suzik00kaburra on December 4th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)

Disney Quest in Downtown Disney: worth seeing and spending the money to visit?
メリッサ: Tangled-Rapunzel/Flynn-YAYsailormgm on December 6th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
And that's one place I've never gone! ^^;; My dad and brother went back in 1998 when we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and they gave you coupons for free things (I used mine on miniature golf XD). I just asked Dad and he said if you like video games, it's worth it. You could probably spend a day at Downtown Disney; eating, shopping, and Disney Quest! :)
Suzik00kaburra on December 7th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Cute Tangled pic :D

I always thought Downtown Disney was kinda boring at Disneyland, but it seems like there's a lot more stuff to see and do at Downtown Disney World. :) We'll have to see! Our hotel's closest to Epcot, but it kinda sucks because it only has one crappy restaurant, nothing else if you decide to lie low at the resort for a day.