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    I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    My last Disney World visit was April, 2013. I visited the Magic Kingdom, and Epcot, but it just didn't feel like a real Disney World Vacation. The reason being, because I didn't stay on property. I also traveled with a few other people, so being part of a group meant that I didn't get to go at my pace. I have been accustomed to traveling alone, and getting my way. I came home happy with what I did enjoy, but wishing I had done, and seen more.

    Well, lately I have been reading a lot about Disney World. Magic Kingdom has a new parade. The Snow White/Seven Dwarves Coaster is nearing completion. There are new technologies in place. Sure the ticket prices have gone up, but August is Value Season, so I have decided that's a perfect time for me to go, and get the most for my money.

    This morning I put down the deposit on my "room only" reservation for a room at the Newest Resort, Art of Animation"

    I plan on updating this thread regularly to share my plans with anyone who might be interested.

    I'm Going to Disney World, and I'm so excited!
    My Next WDW Vacation is Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Are you bringing family?

    Good thing you are staying onsite.

    Are you going to USO?
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Congrats! Staying onsite is the best :-)

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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by swampymarsh View Post
    Are you bringing family?

    Good thing you are staying onsite.

    Are you going to USO?
    No. This trip is just for me. I plan on spoiling myself big time.

    Universal - Maybe.
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Normally, I do all my Disney Planning myself. In the past, I have booked my reservation. Called for all my dining ADR's. Anything to do with my vacation, I arranged it myself.

    However, with the new technology of Magic Bands, and Fast Pass Plus, and the fact that It's been 5 years since I stayed onsite, I am doing things a bit different this time.

    I asked for a quote, and I am letting a vacation planner help me. I figure, what I don't figure out for myself, they can help me with. I still like being hands on, but this make me breathe a little easier.
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    I'm so jealous! I love my family dearly, but solo trips to Disney resorts can be the best! I agree, it's nice to move at your own pace and not have to consult anyone. I still have to wait more than two years until my next trip there. Be sure to take lots of pictures, and post every one!

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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk1234 View Post
    I'm so jealous! I love my family dearly, but solo trips to Disney resorts can be the best! I agree, it's nice to move at your own pace and not have to consult anyone. I still have to wait more than two years until my next trip there. Be sure to take lots of pictures, and post every one!
    Taking pictures has become my favorite thing to do on a Disney Vacation. I can't wait to be able to take as many as I want. No one there, to roll their eyes at me, or stand their patiently waiting for me to come, or leaving me behind in their dust.

    Must buy more memory cards. I am sure I will need many.
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaraann View Post
    Taking pictures has become my favorite thing to do on a Disney Vacation. I can't wait to be able to take as many as I want. No one there, to roll their eyes at me, or stand their patiently waiting for me to come, or leaving me behind in their dust.

    Must buy more memory cards. I am sure I will need many.

    Are you going to do Photopass?
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Photopass is just way too expensive at Disney World. I like the program, but I do not like the price.
    My Next WDW Vacation is Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    how exciting! i will follow your countdown excitement and trip for sure!

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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    I am so excitedly reading as much as I can about Disney World that I missed one of my favorite television programs tonite. I guess I can watch it online tomorrow. Isn't technology great? I am learning slowly but surely.
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    Very cool !! I always look forward to your trip reports and pics. Have fun !!

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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    I spent the night looking at Disney World menus. I remember the vacations that I have had at Disney World, where we did a priority seating each day of our trip. Those days are gone, considering the prices. I need to start a notebook, with meal/menu item suggestions in each park. I ran across a lot of good menu items at pretty reasonable prices. I just won't remember them all, so I need to take notes.

    I looked at the menus on allears.net. They are always very reliable.

    I have been priced out of most table service and/or character meals, or I could do one splurge. I'll have to think about that.

    I arrive late afternoon on a Monday, and check out on a Saturday. So that gives me 4 full days in the parks, at least. I haven't decided yet how many days I want on my ticket, and/or if it should be a parkhopper.

    This is fun.
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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    You HAVE to do Be Our Guest! It was so great. And if you want to keep it lighter or more inexpensive the mussels appetizer was super yummy, filling enough for an entree, and affordable. Be sure to try the grey stuff, it's delicious!

    To save time (and it also saved money) I brought a muscle milk and granola bar for breakfast, giving me a few extra minutes of sleep and no wasted time with a morning meal.

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    Re: I'm Going to Disney World in August - and I'm so excited!!!!

    The Be Our Guest Dinner is, of course, all booked up for dinner. I did notice there is a lunch menu as well. How early does someone have to stand in line for that? I plan on spending a lot of time in the Magic Kingdom and it would be great to be able to have that experience.
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