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Pre-Trip All-aboard! Yacht Club in July '17.

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by fractal, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member

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    Permission to come aboard, Sir.....

    You guys will LOVE YC!. Im excited for you, and somewhat jealous. Mostly excited though. Following along....
     
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  2. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Lol! That's exactly how I feel!

    Thanks @LisaBelle !

    Thanks coach! Any plans on your part?

    Permission granted @wdisney9000 ! I'll report as much as possible on my beer choices. :D
     
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  3. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Last year my in-laws moved to the Tampa-St. Pete area. Here they are at my home celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary...

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    So...we came up with a plan to combine a visit to see them with a Disney trip. We are flying down to Tampa on the 21st to spend a few days with them and enjoy several beaches in the vicinity. Early, early Tuesday morning they will drive us to WDW for our check-in. They may or may not spend a day or two there.

    My sister and her 2 daughters will check in to the Yacht club on Monday the 23rd. They are WDW veterans of their own, in fact they've been there more than I have.

    Here I am with my youngest niece. She is funny, spirited and a cutie-pie. She can also be somewhat devilish at times.

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    and here is my older niece, a dancer like Toni, with my Mom (Yia-yia) and my sister...

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    So it's going to a bit of a family affair. The delicate part, which I'm already experiencing, is balancing everybody's wants and needs without starting a nuclear family war. Once I navigate that landmine I'll be able to relax a little more.

    My greatest reason for going to WDW is that it provides a massive "arena" for my Family and I to spend time together, have fun together and make memories together. The extensive planning before the trip and the nature of the Disney Bubble/experience allows me to worry less about things I would otherwise worry about on a typical vacation (transportation, meals, what-to-do, etc.). Hopefully, even with a larger cast of characters that can continue. My sister and I have already agreed that we will not be "tied to the hip" the entire trip and are now starting to plan meals and carve out some time together in the parks. It's interesting how much differently her family approaches their WDW vacation.

    There is much work to be done.
     
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  4. coachwnh

    coachwnh Well-Known Member

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    No Disney plans in the near future. We were planning a cross country drive this summer, but kids sports schdules made that pretty much impossible. We decided to fly to Phoenix in July to visit my brother-in-law and take in the sites. Planning on a drive to Albuquerque while we are there since we've never been to NM. Going to be a hot 2 weeks in the desert! Our real goal is to take the kids to Europe. My wife and I visited London and Paris in November for our anniversary and it was amazing. So for now, Disney is on the back burner.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.
     
  5. gdisneyfans

    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member

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    So excited you get to go back! We have also stayed at the Beach Club and have always wondered if we would enjoy the Yacht Club so will look forward to seeing your review on it. Good luck with all of the planning!!
     
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  6. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited for your trip report and your pictures! Your pictures are always fantastic!
     
  7. coachwnh

    coachwnh Well-Known Member

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    I second this!
     
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  8. MerMom1981

    MerMom1981 Well-Known Member

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    First of all, very excited to have another fractal TR to look forward to!!!

    Secund, I was right in your shoes last summer. Planning for a big group with varied interests and different vacation styles is a BIG challenge! Overall, the fun and family memories outshine the moments of frustration, but still, Godspeed my friend.
     
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  9. LeighM

    LeighM Well-Known Member

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    So excited for another one of your trip reports!!
     
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  10. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Thanks @gdisneyfans ! Looking forward to experiencing the Yacht Club side.

    Thanks @ajrwdwgirl !

    thanks!

    Thanks and I'll take any tips you can offer.

    Thanks @LeighM !
     
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  11. DisneyBergh

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    I was starting to worry there wasn't going to be a bi-annual report! Looking forward to following along! My sister-in-law is coming with us on our trip this fall, and that's enough extended family for me. Good luck with all your planning!
     
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  12. dumbo67

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    I have stayed at BC and YC and much prefer yacht. Hope you have a great time!
     
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  13. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Thanks @DisneyBergh ! Tradition lives on. I'm excited for you and your trip (& report). :D

    thank you @dumbo67 !
     
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  14. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Well, the fighting has already begun.

    Dozens of dinner suggestions flying back and forth between the different tribes and so far all we've booked is Ohana at the Poly for Tuesday.

    Wednesday I'm planning a full day at Animal Kingdom to take in every ounce of Avatarland that I can - so we are trying to pick a spot there. I'm pushing for waiting until the new Blue alien canteen opens up reservations. We shall see.

    I may not survive this.
     
  15. DisneyBound2017

    DisneyBound2017 Well-Known Member

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    You can definitely survive this!! Plus, the stress now hopefully makes for a stress-free trip!!
     
  16. MerMom1981

    MerMom1981 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no! Planning is supposed to be part of the fun!

    How tech savvy is your group?
    We created a Google survey for attractions and restaurants in each park and used the results to make decisions like this for the group.
    We also used a shared document to create our itinerary in a spreadsheet. This way, we were able to see one another's plans for each day and decide how much we wanted to do together. Each "tribe" had the freedom to do their own thing if they wanted to, but having that freedom led us to choose each other most of the time.

    Best of luck, man.
    Serenity NOW!
     
  17. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    (Hopefully, you won't end up like this!) ;) :p

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  18. wdisney9000

    wdisney9000 Well-Known Member

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    You and my brother would get along splendidly. He is a spreadsheet planner with Disney trips. I am the polar opposite. I would hard core troll a google survey for a Disney trip if you emailed one to me, hahaha.
     
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  19. Zipitidoda

    Zipitidoda Well-Known Member

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    AHHHHH. I just love extended family. Good luck with the planning. The survey may be a good idea.
     
  20. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Resident "and onion" of the boards Premium Member

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    Cool another awesome fractal trip report. If you can pull this off then maybe they need you in the middle east ;)
     

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