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Hi from London

I'm doing this a bit backwards as I have already posted a question on the Romantic Planning area but Hi!!! I'm Emma stars

I'm planning my first (as an adult) trip to WDW May 2016 for my boyfriend's 30th Birthday.

I've only been to WDW once when I was 14 (i think) so am really looking forward to experiencing it as an adult (I think I love Disney more now than when I was a child) and my OH has been a few times but again only as a child / teenager.

We are staying at the Port Oleans French Quarter Hotel from 6th May for 10 Nights and then driving across to st Petes for a few days chilling out on the beach. It will be my OH's 30th Birthday on the 15th which will also be out last full day in Disney.

This forum has been a life send and I've already learnt so many tips and extra ideas!

Any Tips, Hints, Ideas and must does would be well received muchlove

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Hi Emma,

Yeahy another UK person Smile I am from Sunderland Smile

welcome stars

I am still pretty new to the forum but I can tell you that everyone is super nice and helpful Smile I have learned so much already in a short time.

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Hi Emma! welcome Great to have another Disney Addict join us!

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Hi Emma.

I'm from Southampton - just down the M3 biggrin

You've chosen a beautiful resort, you won't be disappointed and early/mid May is a great time to go - wish I could visit then but I'm limited to school holidays!

'Must dos' for me would include watching the welcome show at MK, seeing Wishes and going to the HDDR at Fort Wilderness. But everyone has their own favourite things and I'm sure you'll end up with a long list! Do you have the free dining package? If so you'll need to make at least some adrs at the 180 day point. If you need help deciding which restaurants to book, just ask!

Have fun planning mickey

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Hi All.

We got the quick service meal plan included and upgraded to the Dining plan (one sit down, one quicke service and one snack). I would happily take any recomendations for restaurants!

whats does HDDR stand for?

So far the only thing I've planned (and ready to book as soon as I can) is private dinning at the grand floridian for my OH's birthday (and our last night) and the wilderness segway tour thing Smile

I'm so excited already!!! yay

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welcome

HDDR = Hoop De Do Review!

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Hi, Emma! welcome This thread has helped me understand abbreviations on numerous occasions:

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum/abbreviations

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Welcome Emma!!!! You are going to love it here! My hubby and I went on our first adult trip last year for my 40th and we will be going in SEVEN days for his! Going as an adult is so much fun! Don't skip the "kiddie" stuff!!! We love ridding ALL of the rides. A romantic dinner is always the way to go. Strolling Disney Springs in the evening and stopping for an ice cream or in the candy store. If you have times, explore some of the other resorts. We like to do the Monorail Crawl hitting the Poly, Grand Floridian and the Contemporary. Each has it's own distinct flair, shops and lounges! Take a tour in one of the parks. This is on my list of things to do but many others have done them and if interested I am sure they would love to share thoughts with you. I hope you enjoy every minute of it! There is so much to plan and look forward too.

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Welcome Emma!!! You two are going to have so much fun! There are lots of great places to eat at. What kind of food do you two like?

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welcome Emma! Dinner at the Grand Floridian sounds fantastic. I suggest that you really spend time in every "country" at Epcot. Ride the boat ride in Mexico, watch the movie in Canada, listen to the singers in America-do all of the not so thrilling things because you may be as pleasantly surprised as we were after trying the exhibits. We like thrills, thought we'd be bored with the presentations, but they are really fun. Honestly, no matter what you decide to do, you'll always have fun at Disney. mickey

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Hello Emma and welcome to Walt Disney World for Grownups! You came in just in time for a bunch of us to head to "the world" again. We leave for WDW tomorrow evening for 13 days of fun!

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Welcome!!! welcome

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welcome welcome welcome

another UK member! I'm further up north in Sunderland! hope you enjoy this forum as much as we all do!

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Hi and welcome Emma, another Londoner here. Well I was London but in Basingstoke now

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HI and welcome! Port Orleans French Quarter is a beautiful resort. I stayed there for the first time in July and am planning on staying there again.

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Hi there! Pleased to see more UK faces on the forum! I'm from Glasgow and we took our first adult trip two years ago for our Honeymoon. We're going back for my 30th Birthday and staying at Port Orleans Riverside, so I guess we actually have a bit in common! You guys are going to have so much fun, looking forward to reading about your trip. This forum is basically my favourite ever Disney resource so I hope you find it helpful!

welcome muchlove

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Hi and welcome Sorry I'm late to the party but just wanted to say congrats on the trip planning! You and your boyfriend will have an absolute blast! DH and I went on our first adult trip together in 2012 and it was by far my favorite trip I've ever had in the World Smile

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Hi Guys

Thanks for all the tips so far.

RobynPrincess - Was it you that wrote the trip report on the Private Dinning at the Grand Floridian? (sorry if I have the wrong person) but that's what convinced me to go for it! Smile

lolastardust - Ahhh we do have a lot in common then! what have you got planned so far?

Hope all you guys who are out there atm have an awesome time, I can't wait for the Trip reports! (I actually think reading them is becoming a bit of an addiction for me) Smile

xxx

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Hi Emma! welcome

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emmavkirby wrote:
Hi Guys

Thanks for all the tips so far.

RobynPrincess - Was it you that wrote the trip report on the Private Dinning at the Grand Floridian? (sorry if I have the wrong person) but that's what convinced me to go for it! Smile

lolastardust - Ahhh we do have a lot in common then! what have you got planned so far?

Hope all you guys who are out there atm have an awesome time, I can't wait for the Trip reports! (I actually think reading them is becoming a bit of an addiction for me) Smile

xxx

I LOVE reading the trip reports too!!!! It always gives me great ideas and I've changed our breakfast ADR 3 or 4 times for Sunday just from reading them! LOL

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emmavkirby wrote:
Hi Guys

Thanks for all the tips so far.

RobynPrincess - Was it you that wrote the trip report on the Private Dinning at the Grand Floridian? (sorry if I have the wrong person) but that's what convinced me to go for it! Smile

lolastardust - Ahhh we do have a lot in common then! what have you got planned so far?

Hope all you guys who are out there atm have an awesome time, I can't wait for the Trip reports! (I actually think reading them is becoming a bit of an addiction for me) Smile

xxx


Hi Emma! Yes that was me Smile in fact it was exactly 2 years ago Saturday just gone, my FB told me it was my memory muchlove it was AMAZING

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Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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Welcome Emma!

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emmavkirby wrote:

lolastardust - Ahhh we do have a lot in common then! what have you got planned so far?

Sorry, I just spotted this! We've planned loads already! An ADR for each day, including Be Our Guest, Sanaa, and lots of other exciting places. Fastpasses for Anna & Elsa, 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, Soarin', and lots more. We have a jam-packed itinerary for every day we're there, including park plans and night-time entertainment. I posted my pre-trip report with itinerary a wee while ago. In fact, I may have over-planned slightly cause I'm so excited! laugh It's only 31 days now so I'm starting to freak out cause the wait is almost over!

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Hello and welcome stars I am new to this site as well and everyone is so welcoming and helpful. Congrats on your trip. So very exciting...

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Yay, welcome emma, another Uk member..... we need to do a meet up asap