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Holiday 2000 WDW Trip Reports


Heather Robison - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Heather and her boyfriend Carl enjoyed a week visiting WDW in mid-December.  Although they enjoyed the trip immensely, here's two more negative votes for Caribbean Beach Resort... the customer service at this place has just plummeted in the last year!

Joy Morris - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: SOG, ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  I'll let Joy intro her own report, "I started out to write a daily report and as it took longer and longer to finish it became more summary because the memory goes. Still some thoughts about our trip, hope it helps with yours."

Tracy Cherry - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Tracy and her mom visited WDW during the annual rec.arts.disney.parks meet in early December.  Sandwiched around a lot of meets and greets with many online folks the twosome managed to see a lot of the parks, too.

Jennifer Reall - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Jen, a frequent contributor of trip reports (this is the third one for 2000), reports on her visit in early December to enjoy the rec.arts.disney.parks Usenet newsgroup meet.  Besides enjoying the meet, Jen enjoyed the wonderful holiday atmosphere of WDW, too.

Alison M. Bartlett - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  It's a rare trip report that actually covers Christmas day and the week leading up to it.  Alison and her family did exactly that, though, so if you're curious about the crowds and so on, read up!

Amy Gourley - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Here's a fun-to-read play-by-play of a nice nine day visit to WDW in mid December.  Amy and Jason covered all the bases including Islands of Adventure and Universal and Pleasure Island.

Mike Banks - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL, WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  If you missed Mike's report from yesterday (his January 2000) trip, you might want to go back and read that one too!  This is a great play-by-play report covering Mike and Becca's anniversary trip.  Besides surprising Becca with a stay at Wilderness Lodge, the Banks also enjoyed Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mark L. Fendrick - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent
  • Comments:  If you've ever wondered what it's like to visit WDW during the busiest week of the year, here's a report for you.  Most folks are smart enough to not visit WDW during Christmas week...but Mark has family that actually works at WDW, so the visit made sense for him.  Frankly, the descriptions of the crowds aren't as bad as I'd expected.

G. Stephen Olmsted - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite, Wilderness Lodge
  • Accommodations: Probably Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Steve and his sister visited for a week in early December and ended up buying into the DVC during the trip!  This is a great report, with daily play-by-plays as well as great financial information.  Plus, if you're the type of person that frequently loses things, you'll have great sympathy for Steve.  During the course the trip he must have lost (and re-found) most everything he packed!

Joy Edwards - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  This is a very detailed report of the Edwards family trip.  In addition to providing a lot of trip planning information and a great play-by-play, Joy gives a great comparison between her trip costs and package deals.  This is definitely a great trip report to read if you're planning an upcoming trip of your own.

Grace Veach - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite, DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  In this summary style report, Grace gives us the details on her family's trip in mid-December.  There's a lot packed in here, in a very condensed form.

Ellen Gerstein - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Dolphin
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent
  • Comments:  This is a shorter report, but Ellen captures the high points well.  She closes the report with a nice list of goods and bads for the trip.

Sue Holland - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: DL, OKWR, HHI
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Sue and her son Chris spent their traditional Christmas break at WDW and Hilton Head Island.  This is a great report, although Sue whines too much about the cold (I live in Michigan and have no patience for those Floridians that can't stand it below 70 Fahrenheit.)  Seriously, this is a great report with plenty of details...a Sue Holland classic.

Steve Simmons - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent
  • Comments:  Steve's family visited in early December and had a great time seeing the parks.  They took the "Yuletide Fantasy Tour" during the trip, a behind the scenes look at how WDW gets dressed-up for the holidays.

Kimberly Lund - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Suite
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Pre-School, Elementary, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  This is a great report covering the Lund family's week long trip (including the kids and and Grandpa) in the very beginning of December.   This is a fun-to-read report with lots of trip planning ideas and a great summary list at the end!

Greg Ferguson - December 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Greg wrote his report in a concise summary style.  It's packed with information on trip planning and execution.  If you enjoy learning more about planning trips, read this one!

Cathy Janney - November 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: YBCR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments: Cathy's report is a summary-style one with her impressions of the Beach Club Resort and the parks from her most recent visit.  This is a shorter report, but still very fun to read!

Sherry Scoggins - November 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: Plaza Hotel (Courtyard by Marriott in the Walt Disney World Resort)
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  This is a shorter report giving the daily events of Sherry and Scott's brother/sister trip in the early part of the holiday season.  The trip included Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and the Candlelight Processional.

Susan Cole - November 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Multi Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  This is a detailed play-by-play report of the family's visit over Thanksgiving and into early December.  If you have younger kids, you'll enjoy reading this report.  There's plenty of information about how the younger ones enjoy the attractions and so on.

Karen Staycoff - November 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Karen, Sonya, and Keyleigh visited WDW for a looooooong trip at the end of November and early December.  This is a day by day report with plenty of details.  One thing I particularly enjoyed was a great description of the Titanic Exhibit over on International Drive.

Margie McCann - November 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Margie, Chuck and 3-year-old Allie visited during the holiday festivities.  This is a daily play-by-play report with lots of detail including a daily "best" and "worst" that makes for fun reading.  Margie has also submit several great restaurant and resort reviews to MousePlanet lately, so you might want to check those out, too!

Stacey Fox - November 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room (King Bed)
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent
  • Comments:  After three trips in two years in 1998-99, Stacey and Scott had withdrawal.  The result was this six day visit during the holiday season at WDW.  

Tracy Reinke - November 2000

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL, CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Tracy tells us about her family's second "one-and-only" trip to WDW.  Seems like they visited in 1999 and couldn't stay away.  Sounds like a lot of us WDW junkies.  The report is play-by-play style, and includes an interesting comparison between Dixie Landings and Caribbean Beach Resort -- as well as information on the Osborne lights and other holiday decorations.

 

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