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ariel116
I'm Mikayla from Western New York. I've come home to WDW many times since I was 4 and visited DLP in 2016! check out my planning site http://planningwaltdisneyworld.yolasite.com
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 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

April 25, 2017 3:34 PM  WDW Talk Land
Something has been on my mind for a while but I was not sure how to tastefully ask my fellow MWers but I am dying to know: how do you find the best deals and cheapest way to be able to do Disney each year or more than once a year? I think I need more training on finding the good deals and being less picky with my resort, but it seems like a huge investment each time we book a trip and something al  More...
No way around it, Disney is expensive. There are so many hotels nearby. That's how I save. I stayed at a Value resort once, but don't see the need to do it again. Yes, staying at the Grand Floridian would be amazing, but I would never pay those prices. You can always visit it for free. I pick my splurges for the trip and scrimp elsewhere. Since I have to fly, I always check on Orbitz about making it a "package". Sometimes the hotels are super cheap that way.  - JenGwen323  2238.1 #86 11:41PM
My husband just found a fantastic deal on Orbitz for a trip this July 4th holiday. Hotel at Hilton Bonnet Creek (six nights), flight with Virgin airlines (SFO to MCO), plus car rental (Nissan Altima size) four travelers for just over $3000. The flight alone through Virgin is usually more than that. - GoofyMom77  1159.5 #189 10:18AM
We stay off site every other year. If we did not we could not go every year. The years we stay on site we make sure we do the free dining and go during value season. This means pulling our kids out of school, but I've come to terms with that and I'm quite alright with it. Staying in a condo saves us thousands of dollars because we eat there, and it's probably 10% to 30% of a moderate or Deluxe resort. We also drive down and we live in the midwest so it's a 24-hour total drive (each way). It cost us about $950 to drive down and back, but flights would be around $4,000 during the times we want to go. We do buy groceries and eat in our condo with just one meal in the park per day. We also opted not to do the park hopper pass, we're not big fans, as we feel you lose time as you're transported from one park to another, and it can save you quite a bit as well. - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:09PM
Great to know! Thanks for sharing! - ariel116  108.5 #71 4:24PM
You're welcome. And if you have any specific questions please feel free to ask. I'm an open book. - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:27PM
We can't wait... some where to dump the cases then it all begins... laughter screaming... joy.... happy faces ... New friends.... can't wait.. - T0ny  3.7 #700 1:45PM
That's what we do! Drop and roll!!!  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 6:13PM
Ok, I'm using that phrase next trip πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  708.3 #330 9:07AM
Love it......Drop and Roll... - T0ny  3.7 #700 3:00AM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

April 23, 2017 6:12 AM  WDW Talk Land
FYI Splash refurb late summer. Hope it doesn't effect any of your plans!! Such a classic
Well they picked a busy time to refurbish such a well liked attraction. 😞 - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 8:04AM
My thoughts exactly ): - ariel116  108.5 #71 4:03PM
I was reading about that.  - disneycm  802.2 #10 9:33AM
Appreciate the heads up.  It will be during our visit.  Guess we get to walk around in dry pants for once. - JekPorkins  14.4 #209 12:35PM
No problem! Haha darn no chaffing this trip I send my condolences ;D - ariel116  108.5 #71 4:04PM
πŸ˜₯ I'm too scared yo ride it anyway. ⏰ - Radio-Man  347.3 #27 11:32AM
Oh it's no biggie!!! The story and detail within the ride captivates you and you don't even realize the 50 foot drop! ....kinda hahah - ariel116  108.5 #71 4:04PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

April 21, 2017 6:00 AM  The Hub
Anyone know anything about Choza Tequila opening in EPCOT yet? I heard it was for "early 2017" but I haven't heard anything more...Not that I am worried or anything ;P Let's just say I'll be there in 31 days and I have been margarita-less the past few trips!

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

April 19, 2017 1:57 PM  WDW Talk Land
Just saw the new trailer for POTC5 with the Keira Knightly peak! Realized it comes out while were at WDW! wondering if anyone has ever been at the parks on an opening day for a movie and if anything special went on? I was in WDW last summer when Finding Dory was released and we all got "Speak like a Whale Day" pins it was cute!
Yay  - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 4:48PM

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 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

March 24, 2017 5:17 PM  WDW Talk Land
Technically we leave in 59 and arrive in 60! Made our fastpass+ selections this morning at 7am...was a little late to work for it haha oops. But got them all! From Frozen to test track to classics like Splash Mountain, even Pandora rides for opening day! So exciting! Update on resort though: we switched over to Caribbean Beach. It was cheaper, we eat breakfast in the room and meals in the park so   More...
Awesome  - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 6:31PM
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😁 - JekPorkins  14.4 #209 7:37AM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

March 2, 2017 3:25 PM  WDW Talk Land
I was so excited about my vacation that I didn't give you all the exciting details! We're staying at POR, my tenth time coming home there! We contemplated staying at All Star Sports for the cheaper option but it didn't feel right to me! And after two days of disappointment in ressie searching, I snagged lunch at BOG for my first time ever! The trip is coming together amazingly! I missed my MW fam,  More...
We get there the 27th at staying at Pop, and not dvc since we are saving 2018 points for next year and already used 2017 for the tree house (so worth it). Awesome on BOG - TinkTinkTink  303.2 #33 4:27PM
Ooh that's a "*sigh*one day..." resort for me! - ariel116  108.5 #71 4:33PM
BOG at lunch is great.  Did that last visit.  Best QS option in all the parks.  Flame tree is right there with food, but the atmosphere at BOG is 2nd to none.  Glad it is snapping into place.  Seems to happen at WDW. - JekPorkins  14.4 #209 5:13PM
Awesome  - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 6:06PM
POR is amazing!  We loved it there, especially Yee-Ha Bob at the River Roost!! - AngiMouse  596.4 #397 9:12PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

March 2, 2017 3:43 AM  WDW Talk Land
Most exciting trip of my life! Graduating college, my boyfriend's first time at any Disney park, and (as much as I love my family, they were very against trying new things) finally get to do all the things I've never tried before! Going to be a very busy 6 days! 😁✨
Woo hoo, how exciting! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:04AM
 Happy planning!  - disneycm  802.2 #10 4:33AM
I went to WDW for my HS and College graduations. The best memories. Have fun! - timonT  456.4 #21 1:44PM
Yay! We just took my daughter in June for her HS graduation!   - ncjal  333.4 #29 4:00PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

May 12, 2016 11:56 PM  The Hub
My semester abroad in Paris is coming to an end and that can only mean one thing, WDW!!!! It was such a blessing to study abroad, and see DLP!, but I'm ready to come home...and then home-home at WDW! 😜✨✨
Woo hoo!  - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:37AM
Awesome.  That's a awesome reward as well  - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 1:50PM
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 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 27, 2016 1:56 AM  WDW Talk Land
USA in DLP's Small World!
So glad to see its open again, looks good after the refurb! - rink2  331.5 #30 2:44AM
Oh cool!  - disneycm  802.2 #10 3:27AM
That looks so cool - TinkTinkTink  303.2 #33 4:55AM
That is so cool! - brittandkell  555.6 #423 6:38AM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 27, 2016 1:55 AM  WDW Talk Land
My favorite float of DLP's parade! It was much more intricate than this picture shows. A quite longer parade than expected, granted it was the only one for the entire park. Still, great as usual Disney!
It looks huge! Nice pic!  - disneycm  802.2 #10 3:28AM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 26, 2016 4:07 AM  WDW Talk Land
Phantom Manor! (HM) (:
So cool! - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 4:09AM
Love it! - justGoofin  166.3 #57 5:48AM
Nice - Winnie111286  38275.1 #1 12:54PM
Awesome!  - disneygrandma1  2051.4 #2 9:31PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 26, 2016 4:05 AM  WDW Talk Land
DLP vs WDW in a nutshell- POC is different but just as good, Small world has a USA scene and that's neat to see, mansion is awesomely different, the old Snow White ride is alive and well, and there are a few unique rides like Pinnoccio and an Alice in Wonderland Maze. Also there is this awesome dragon under the castle!
I've read and seen videos about that dragon.  Way cool! - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 4:10AM
Oh my goodness - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 6:01AM
Have you tried space mountain yet?Β  My favourite! - rink2  331.5 #30 7:30AM
Îm a scardey cat! - ariel116  108.5 #71 11:45PM
Oh no - it does make WDW space mountain seem very gentile. Good to experience if you can be brave!  - rink2  331.5 #30 2:47AM
Cool! - disneygrandma1  2051.4 #2 9:34PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 26, 2016 2:48 AM  WDW Talk Land
Sleeping Beauty- La Belle au Bois Dormant!
It's  - disneycm  802.2 #10 3:33AM
Gorgeous! - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 4:11AM
Cant wait to see this! - disneyworldsbiggestfan  72.0 #93 9:24AM
- disneygrandma1  2051.4 #2 9:33PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 26, 2016 2:39 AM  WDW Talk Land
More from DLP! There is an adorable boat ride that is lined with miniature displays of the classic Fairytales!
Just like DL! - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 4:11AM
That's really neat!  - disneycm  802.2 #10 3:33AM
Cool! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:27AM
Aww sounds really cute😘 - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 5:59AM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 25, 2016 7:26 AM  WDW Talk Land
Main St. USA (in France?) (: Disneyland Paris has little access to wifi so I will post more later but it's beautiful! Lots of similarities with perfect differences!
Oh my goodness have a amazing time - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 8:25AM
That's awesome!   - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 8:26AM
 Just 8 months and I will be back at DLP! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  1479.6 #6 9:54AM
Beautiful!  - disneygrandma1  2051.4 #2 10:16AM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

January 13, 2016 10:33 AM  WDW Talk Land
Hello MW family! I cannot remember the last time I was around and I miss you all lots! Any new members, hello! I'm Mikayla, a Disney-crazed college student in NY. I've been going to WDW since I was 4. Never been to DL but I am extremely excited to announce that I will be studying abroad in Paris this semester for 4 months and will be FINALLY seeing DLP! My life dream come true! I promise to post a  More...
Welcome back mikayla. That is amazing. Congratulations on your study abroad. Can't wait to hear all about it and to see paris in the spring. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ for an amazing time - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 10:42AM
Thank you!!!! - ariel116  108.5 #71 10:45AM
Welcome back!  - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 10:42AM
Have a wonderful time in Paris. DLP is great, it's a good time to visit and so easy to get to. Congratulations. What are you studying? - rink2  331.5 #30 6:00AM
I am a French education major so I am actually doing an internship at a preschool and taking French classes! - ariel116  108.5 #71 2:38PM
Welcome back - yessy  303.2 #32 8:07AM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

March 14, 2015 12:04 PM  WDW Talk Land
We're off to the rest of our vacation at Sarasota! DTD was great and the renovations are quite nice. I guess I'm just a little old school and like the original stores and styles. A lot of expensive looking stores. DTD turning more commercialized than Disney which I guess is good for the company, but I like the kid feel of Disney (:
I totally agree! I love the older stores alot better. I feel like it is turning into a high end retail venue. My grand kids especially miss team Mickey  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 1:34PM
We have skipped DTD our last two trips. Guess we need to check out next trip.  - disneycm  802.2 #10 2:29PM
We go for Earl and Ghiradelli- you know, the essentials - timonT  456.4 #21 3:48PM
You got that right! - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 4:40PM
Love Sarasota.My wife's grandparents lived there so we would do disney then go there. Siesta key beach is the best - alfrulz  19.8 #178 6:44PM

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 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

March 14, 2015 9:15 AM  WDW Talk Land
Although we aren't staying in DW and we only have one day here, we HAD to visit our home POR. I noticed on some pictures my IPhone labelled the location POR and others "Dixie Landings". That was its name the first time we ever came about 12 years ago! Throwback!
That's cool! - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 10:04AM
Yes that is when we stayed there/ one side was port Orleans and the other side was Dixie landings which I think is riverside now.  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 10:05AM
First time we stayed there it was also Dixie Landings.  Still have the old mugs with the name on it - Pooh147856  456.6 #20 4:45PM
How cool. - yessy  303.2 #32 8:15PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

March 14, 2015 7:19 AM  WDW Talk Land
Who's in? I'm buying! πŸ˜‚ Goofys Candy Co!
i  ..... neeeddd... that... in my life! asap! - Hendizl  2950.5 #58 3:43PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 4:40PM
Me !!!!!!!!!!!! - skcanfield  595.0 #14 7:25AM
i  ..... neeeddd... that... in my life! asap! - Hendizl  2950.5 #58 3:43PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 4:40PM
 YUM YUM!! - Mad_Tea_Party  1455.9 #143 10:00PM

 108.5 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

March 14, 2015 6:23 AM  WDW Talk Land
We're on spring break in Florida. Spending the majority of it in Sarasota at the beach but had to get our Disney fix at DTD!!(:
Enjoy - fab5  223.8 #1830 6:28AM
Great to see you!  Enjoy! - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 6:31AM
Have a great time πŸ˜ƒ - Schramke  742.4 #13 11:16AM
How's the renovation coming along? - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 11:23AM
It's quite nice! I'll post some pictures! - ariel116  108.5 #71 11:58AM

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