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Holiday 2001 WDW Trip Reports


Steve Picard - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  This is a very fun report of a Holiday Season trip that Steve took with his son and daughter.  Unlike most trip reports, Steve takes great pains to include the thoughts of the kids during the trip.  That feature makes this a very valuable report.  Enjoy!

Margie McCann - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent
  • Comments:  The McCann clan drove down to WDW in mid-December to enjoy the holiday festivities at the resort.  As is usual for any trip, what was originally planned and what actually transpired were a bit different.  Margie and her family had a great trip and were able to enjoy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and the Osbourne Lights at the Studios.

Kim Howe - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Plane, Autotrain, Rental Car, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room, 1 Bedroom Vacation Home, 2 Bedroom Vacation Home, Villa Vacation Home, Suite
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Toddler, Pre-School, Elementary, Teen, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments: Kim took two different trips in December (separated by a week) and combined them into a single trip report.  Kim pointed out, in her email to me, that folks that are planning trips for this coming December might find these helpful.  I agree.  One feature of this report is the incredible detail that Kim provides on the planning side.  I also enjoyed her list of new things that she enjoyed on her trip.

Eva Greguski - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Offsite, WL 
  • Accommodations: 2 Bedroom Vacation Home, Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Eva and Bryan enjoyed a nice, long anniversary trip at WDW in mid-December.  In addition to a great play-by-play of the trip, Eva includes a great summary section that also details the trip costs as well as her opinions on the resorts, some restaurants, and so on.  Excellent Report!  Enjoy!

Andrew Della Vecchia - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Andrew provides this trip summary, "This report is about the celebration of Christmas and the other Holiday Seasons at WDW. I am going to give my normal information as well. This time, expect more focus on decorations, shows, and the like."  If you like summary-style reports, Andrew is the master!

Bill Balloni - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PORR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: This is an excellent trip report of an eight day trip to Walt Disney World, one of the best features of which is the list of likes / dislikes / and lessons-learned at the end.  The trip started and ended with some hassles, but in-between, the Ballonis had a great vacation.

Brian Wahl - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Brian and his girlfriend Amy visited WDW to enjoy the holiday season in the parks.  This was their first ever trip to Walt Disney World, and you'll just have to read up to see how it all went.  (Let's just say, the list of good stuff at the end of the report is much longer than the list of bad stuff.)

Sheri Niklewski - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Swan, Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room, Villa Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Fifteen different people were involved in this trip to see Sheri and her husband renew their wedding vows.  Sheri told me, "As you can see, we were diverse. There were fifteen of us in all at one point. Plus, we met up with Larry Wilmot and Sue Holland a couple of times.  This is a long report... Having this many people and so many special moments make for an extreme report. Also, I like to include details. There's your warning. Proceed with caution."

Sue Holland - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Swan, OKWR, CSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Normally Sue and son Chris spend the holiday week at the DVC Hilton Head resort, but this year they visited WDW instead to meet up with friends from Scotland. Believe it or not, this was the very first time that Sue had ever spent that busy week between Christmas and New Year's at the World! (Note:  As Sue spent a great deal of time at Pleasure Island and in other adult venues, on this trip, this report has some information that may not be appropriate for young readers.)

Tami Farmer - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: AKL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments: Tami and her husband Britt enjoyed a few days at WDW before going on a Disney cruise.  They enjoyed meeting up with several other on-line Disney fans at the annual RADP meet, and Tami's report thoroughly covers the scavenger hunt and other meet events.

Sue Holland - December 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Sue drove up to WDW for a weekend visit for personal reasons, but  -- not surprisingly -- added a visit to OKWR to enjoy the Comedy Warehouse at Pleasure Island during her stay. (Note:  As Sue spent a great deal of time at Pleasure Island and in other adult venues, on this trip, this report has some information that may not be appropriate for young readers.)

Michael P. Wolf - November 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Michael and his girlfriend, Melissa, enjoyed visiting Walt Disney World in a more laid-back style than they've done previously.  The enjoyed their stay at Caribbean Beach Resort, the Holiday Decorations and events, and many of the attractions that they've missed on previous visits.

Bill Nuzzo - November 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: Swan
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to have your hair cut at Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street or to take the Illuminations Cruise at Epcot?  Bill tells about these experiences in this excellent play-by-play report.  He also includes a great list of new experiences that summarize some of the trip highlights.

Sheri Niklewski - November 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: YCR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:

Sue Holland - November 2001

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: VWL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Sue and her son Chris spent a couple of days over Thanksgiving at the Villas at Wilderness Lodge.  This was Sue's first stay at the newest DVC resort, and the report covers her impressions of it as well as a great play-by-play of the trip.  (Note:  As Sue spent a great deal of time at Pleasure Island and in other adult venues, on this trip, this report has some information that may not be appropriate for young readers.)

 

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