Let’s Put These AP’s to Use!! A June 2018 PTR - Started 1/10

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  1. cstorm65

    cstorm65 DDC #699

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    Let’s Put These AP’s to Use!!
    June 2018 PTR

    Welcome everyone! It’s time for another PTR from me and thanks so much for reading and commenting. Planning for and reliving these trips after is a lot of fun as many of your know. This is going to be our third trip in a 12 month period since our AP’s expire in early July. In addition to being our 3rd trip in a year this will be our families 7th trip to Disney World overall. Last July we went on our first trip as a family of four that you can read about HERE. Then, this past December we went on our first trip at Christmas. I haven’t started a Trip Report for that yet as I’m still working on the summer trip, but I think it will come...hopefully.

    Anyways, we are a family of four and have a major addiction to Disney World as you can tell. I’m a little sad this trip is coming as we have been looking forward to this year of Disney for a while, but now it’s almost over. We did AP’s this year and our plan at this point is to not return to Disney World for two years after this trip at which point we will do an annual pass again. We just have found that for us we get more bang for our buck when we can do longer trips since DW and I are both teachers and have the ability to do that in the summers and then with the annual pass you can do a July trip one year, a June trip the next year, plus a winter trip in between. But we have some other places we want to travel and will take the two years after this trip to do some of that before returning to Disney World. I’m not sure if we can hold ourselves to this plan, but we are going to try. Well, let’s do some introductions.

    Introductions

    I will start by introducing myself, I’m Jon.

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    I am a high school athletic director and head football coach and love the job I get to do every day. I’ve been teaching and coaching at the same school for eleven years and have just finished my first season as a head football coach. Anyway, I honestly think I have the best job in the world. Being able to make a positive impact on kids every day is something I love doing. It certainly has its challenges, but overall I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.

    Favorite Character: Goofy
    Favorite Ride: Flight of Passage
    Favorite Show: Festival of the Lion King
    Favorite Movie: The Lion King
    Favorite Restaurant: ‘Ohana

    Now for my best friend and wife, April.

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    April loves our family vacations as well as almost any time we get to spend together. We have developed a love for Disney and vacationing together and it is something she cherishes. She is a school psychologist by day and an incredible mother and wife by night. She works in the same school district I do and so we get to see each other almost every day, which really is nice. She loves her job working with kids and is also an assistant girls basketball coach at our school as well, which she loves doing.

    Favorite Character: Ariel
    Favorite Ride: Rock 'n Roller Coaster
    Favorite Show: Festival of the Lion King
    Favorite Movie: Little Mermaid
    Favorite Restaurant: Whispering Canyon Cafe

    Next up is DS5, who will be six by the time this trip happens.

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    I say this every year, but I can’t believe he is about to be six years old. It seems like just yesterday that he was born and came into our family, but I’m sure all of you with kids think it goes fast too! He has a great personality and is a good kid most of the time. He loves playing sports and plays basketball, baseball, track, & flag football. In addition to all of these things DS still loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and all of the super heros. I don’t want to speak too soon, but he sat through the entire new Star Wars movie with me, which I thought was impressive for a five year old, and is developing a big interest in those movies which makes me really excited as a fan myself! Anyway, he is an awesome kid and is a great big brother.

    Favorite Character: Mickey Mouse
    Favorite Ride: Flight of Passage
    Favorite Show: Anything with Mickey in It
    Favorite Movie: Zootopia Right Now, but it changes weekly!
    Favorite Restaurant: Anywhere with Hot Dogs!

    Finally, we have the newest member of our family, DS2.

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    He will be 2 & ½ years old during our trip and this will already be his 3rd trip to Disney World. He is an incredibly sweet little boy who LOVES his mommy! His brother was always kind of a daddy’s boy, but he has certainly taken the other side. He just loves to sit and play with his mom. He loves playing with any type of ball and he also loves to sit and watch basketball on TV, go figure! He’s has just started getting into shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and some of the other Disney Junior shows. He had a great time on our Christmas trip and as many of you know these trips with kids his age are so fun because each trip as he gets a bit older the things he enjoys changes and it changes the entire experience for the family, which is why many of us love Disney.

    Favorite Character: Mickey Mouse
    Favorite Ride: Winnie the Pooh
    Favorite TV Show: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
    Favorite Restaurant: Anywhere with Mac ‘n Cheese!

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    Up Next: The Master Itinerary
     
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    cstorm65 DDC #699

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    Past Trips and Trip Reports

    Current Trip Report
    July 2017 - Escape From Craziness to Pandora, Po Boys, and Oppressive Heat
    June 2018 - Let's Put These AP's to Use! A June 2018 PTR

    Past Trip Reports
    June/July 2014 - Escape from Real Life to Paradise: A New Trip with New Memories
    June 2013 - Escape from Tornado Alley to Food, Tropical Storms, Mickey and More Food
    June 2011 - "Can Two Thrill Ride Junkies Love Disneyworld?"

    Past Pre-Trip Reports
    June 2015 - We’re Going For the Record...A Record Number of Resort Changes!
    July 2017 - Our First Trip As a Family of Four!

    Past Trips
    July 2008 - Offsite
    June 2011 - Caribbean Beach Resort
    June 2013 - Pop Century/Universal Royal Pacific/Boardwalk Villas
    June/July 2014 - Disney Dream Cruise/Wilderness Lodge
    June 2015 - Pop Century/Coronado Springs Resort
    July 2017 - Pop Century/Port Orleans French Quarter
    December 2017 - All Star Sports

    Upcoming Trips
    June 2018 - WDW Dolphin & Port Orleans-Riverside
     
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    cstorm65 DDC #699

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