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Winter 2001 WDW Trip Reports


Benjamin Geiger - March 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: n/a (locals living in the area)
  • Accommodations: n/a
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Ben spent his birthday at WDW.  This is a brief report of a one-day visit in March.  It's a play-by-play report that is very short, so if you don't have a lot of time, this might be the one to read to day.

Amy Gourley - March 2001

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Amy participated in a friend's wedding in Florida back in March, and tacked this WDW side-trip on to the visit.  Amy and her husband Jason enjoyed a great three day visit to the parks.  One of the goals that Amy had was to "eat around World Showcase."  You can read the report to see how Amy did on that one.

Kim Howe - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Villa Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  This is a great report written by a veteran trip report author!  In addition to a great summary style report, Kim provides, throughout the narrative, notes about things that she's learned to highlight them for the rest of us.

Lisa Cubbon - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: BWR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Lisa and Andy spent a week over Valentine's Day at WDW.  This is a very detailed play-by-play report describing the visit.  Besides enjoying the Undiscovered Future World tour, the Cubbons thoroughly enjoyed the parks in detail!

Gaylene Gray - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Gaylene took a mini tape recorder along to take copious notes during the trip.  It worked.  This is one of her most detailed ever.  The trip covers a ten day visit from late February into early March.  The report covers the trip in detail, but also the pre-trip planning that lead up to departure.

Donna Sharick - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Donna and a whole bunch of friends met up at WDW for a four day visit.  They really enjoyed the time together in the parks and covered the entire resort thoroughly. One thing about this report is that several of the folks are Disney CMs, and they spent some time just looking around at the cast member only stores on property.

Judy Veater - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  This is a nice, long play-by-play report of a trip that included flying down from Alaska (and you think YOU had a long flight, huh?) and a visit to Islands of Adventure as well as to the Disney parks.

Karen Seemuth - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Karen and Alane met up at WDW (along with Alane's 4 month old daughter) for a little sister time (and Aunt/Niece time) in early February.  Besides providing a fun report, Karen has a great list of final thoughts that can help you plan your own trip.

Amanda Parr - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Rookie
  • Comments:  Amanda's report is a short, summary style one that is filled with valuable information for trip planners.  She took her 2-year-old son and her 13-year old babysitter (some fun comments on this in the report, too).  Amanda tells it like it is, so get ready for some very valuable opinions!

Kathy Jared - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  This is the story of a romantic five day trip that Kathy and Tim took with "just the two of us."  Besides enjoying WDW, the twosome visited Cocoa Beach long enough to see a shuttle lift off from the Cape.  They also enjoyed the "Keys to the Kingdom" tour and visited a bunch of the other resorts on property just for fun.

Craig Peck - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Coach (Bus)
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Craig visited WDW as part of a school band trip.  The highlight of this report just has to be the visit Craig had with veteran Disney animator Andreas Deja.  You'll have to read up on that yourself.

Helga Bergthold - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Helga and her daughter visited for a nice ten day stay in February.  The report is in play-by-play style, and has a great list of final thoughts that are fun to read, too.

Suzanne Castle - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: VDI
  • Accommodations: Bungalow
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Suzanne visited WDW for three weeks in January and February!  She covered WDW well and also visited several other area attractions.  This report includes pictures, something I've rarely accepted for reader-submitted reports, but hey... server space is free for me now.  ;)

Sue Holland - February 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Offsite, OKWR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Sue and her son Chris, and their friends visited WDW for a mid-Winter break.  In addition to enjoying the resort (as always), Sue attended the last performance that she would be able to enjoy some of the Comedy Warehouse performers that she has enjoyed so much over the years.

Kevin Lillehage - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  This is a great trip report of the trip that almost didn't happen over and over again... But fortunately for Kevin (and us) he did get to go, and this fabulous report is the result.  Besides a great play-by-play, Kevin provides a great list of highlights and lowlights at the end of the commentary.

Audrey Ishizaki - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PR, YBCR
  • Accommodations: Concierge Room, Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  This is a very fun to read report, more in a summary style than a play-by-play.  Audrey includes several lists of "magical moments" and hints and tips and such.  Also, there's a very complete meal report at the end, with prices!

Jennifer - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Car / Plane
  • Resort: ASSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Rooms
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  This trip was planned after a spectacular ($49 / night) deal at the All Stars was made available to Florida residents.  Jen, though, really wanted to spend time with her 4-year-old niece, Danielle, and this was the perfect opportunity.  Disney magic and pixie dust is scattered throughout this report, so enjoy! 

Lisa Zerr - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Lisa, Jim, and Cayline stayed at Wilderness Lodge on their mid-Winter visit to WDW.  The report is written in a play-by-play style, but is not overly detailed for those of you that get bored with that type of information.  Lisa also provides both a "plan" and the "actual" for each day.

Steve Russo - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: BVIR
  • Accommodations: 2 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Teen, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Twelve people all going on a combined family reunion trip makes for an interesting, and lengthy, narrative.  Steve provides a great pre-trip planning and a very detailed play-by-play of the report.

B. Zall - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Not Reported
  • Resort: Not Reported
  • Accommodations: Not Reported
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: This is a continuation of the Zall family's on-going quest to find The Best Burger in the "World."  This report is very short, it only covers one meal, but it's a fun one to read...especially for burger lovers.

Renee Woods - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  In addition to a nice play-by-play, Renee provides a great "final thoughts" section toward the end of the report.  She covers crowd levels, weather, the All Star Movies Resort, and limo service (Florida Towncar, in Renee's case).  This is an excellent report to read for folks that are planning a Winter get-away.

Ken Clancy - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  The main purpose for this trip is that Ken entered the WDW marathon!  His telling of the tale is very interesting, you really get to understand how it feels to run 26 miles...through the parks and backstage areas of WDW.

Kevin Burk - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments:  This is a very entertaining report.  Kevin and Mary kept the trip a secret from their daughter, Katie.  The story of finally telling her (the day the were going to the airport to leave for Florida) is classic.  You'll also enjoy being introduced to Mr. Sneer, The Pouter and The Arby's Ditz....oh, and a can of black beans.  Just read it, you'll see what I mean.

Wendy Jordan - January 2001

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Suite
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Wendy and her family visited for a week in early January.  This is another great trip report, with an excellent list of final thoughts (with "lessons learned" and suggestions).  This is the first real 2001 trip report, so enjoy!

 

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