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Spring (April - May) 2002 WDW Trip Reports


Noreen Chin - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental car
  • Resort: Offsite, AKL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Noreen adds to the list of trips reports from solo travelers. A conference for work has her in the area anyway and she decided she might as well spend some time using her annual pass.

Noreen Chin - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Once you buy that annual pass you suddenly find yourself making extra trips to Walt Disney World. For Noreen, 2002 became a year in which she was to go at least three times, this report is for the first of those trips.

Lori Friend - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Vehicle
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Lori and her family (and some extended family, too) visited WDW for a week. This is a fun play-by-play report with lots of details. Also, the list of tips at the end is priceless!

Kaye Leszczynski - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PORR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent
  • Comments: Kaye, her husband Jim, and brother-in-law Dan visited for four days in mid-May. Kaye's report is a play-by-play style, and ends with a nice list of tips gleaned from the trip.

Camelia M. Garrido - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CBR, AKL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Camelia tells us the story of her family's third visit to WDW (and all within about a year). The detail of the report is just right, with plenty of information (and hints and tips for folks that will be traveling with kids) and a good dose of pixie dust to really make it fun.

Tod J. Tussey - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: The Tussey tribe enjoyed a blow-out trip to WDW... perhaps the last one all together as a family (as the kids are quickly moving into the college years). This is a fun report, and the episode with Ethan (Tod's eldest son) getting into the hot seat in Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Play It! is worth reading.

Amy Gourley - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  This is a richly-detailed report of a week long visit to WDW in mid-May.  Amy provides a lot of information, including a great summary of how her family enjoyed the Discovery Magic package deal.

Sheila D'Agostino - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Downtown Disney Hotel
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent (but getting more frequent)
  • Comments: Sheila and John enjoyed a shorter trip to WDW in May.  Here's Sheila's conclusions from the trip, "For this trip we wanted to do some things we hadn't done before, to do and see some things that we hadn't experienced for a long time, and to repeat some of our favorites. We did not want to be in "commando" mode. I think we accomplished what we set out to do... Our lesson-learned is that it is much more convenient to stay at one of the Disney resorts, particularly with regard to bus transportation.

Michael Rozacky - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: BCR, PORR, WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  As Michael writes about this vacation, "What started our as a once-in-a-lifetime trip has somehow taken on a life of its own, and has now turned into an annual event."  And at the conclusion of the report, he comments, "I'm not sure if it really is "Disney Magic" that makes these trips so special or if it's just being away from the ongoing intrusions of the real world, spending quality time with two of the people that I love the most. Whatever it is... we'll be going back for as long as conditions will allow."

Ron and Marie - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Train
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: This is a VERY short single pager, half-a-cup-of-coffee report.  A couple of key comments are about in-room babysitting and a great dinner at Victoria & Albert's.

John Brokaw - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: 2 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  John, his son, and his sister and brother-in-law visited WDW for a week at the end of May.  John provides a great update of the conditions at the resort... and happily reports that the Magic is alive!

Sheri Niklewski - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal 
  • Resort: Swan
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Here's a great report by a veteran WDW visitor and trip report writer.  In fact, this is Sheri's second trip this year... and I suspect there's more yet in the works for 2002!  As is usual, the report is incredibly detailed and includes a great summary at the end.

Sue Holland - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Offsite, OKWR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  In this report, Sue shares the story of a late May long (Memorial Day) weekend visit.  This is classic Holland... nicely detailed and filled with tidbits on the Comedy Warehouse at Pleasure Island.  (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.)

Kelly McBride - May 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Pre-School, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments:  Kelly and her family visited WDW for the very first time for a week long stay in mid-May.  They must have enjoyed themselves because they are planning a follow-up visit when the younger kids are a bit older.  Kelly provides lots of great advice throughout the report.

Lance Caros - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 2 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: This is a classic Lance Caros trip report. This happens to be the fourth one archived here at MousePlanet. Each one, including this latest installment, is richly detailed with a play-by-play that covers each day of the trip.

Jason Highley - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: Offsite, WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Rookie
  • Comments: Jason and Lisa visited WDW back in the Spring. They enjoyed stops at all of the parks, spent quite a bit of time at Downtown Disney and the resorts, and just had a great trip as Jason introduced Lisa to Walt Disney World for the first time.

Bob (aka skidoo) - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Bob provides one of the most fun-to-read reports I've gone through in a long time. He has a great knack of putting humor into the normal situations that a family runs into during a trip to Walt Disney World.

Dianne M. Kueck - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: AKL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Dianne and her boyfriend Kendall enjoyed a weeklong stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge in late April.  Dianne provides a bit more detail about the kinds of animal interaction they enjoyed during their visit to the Lodge than do most reports.  Also, she provides a great deal of pre-trip detail and ends with a list of goods and bads for the visit.

Karen Seemuth - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PORR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Karen and Terry visited WDW just to get away from it all for a week in late April and early May.  The weather was spectacular, the trip fantastic, and the therapy... well, I'll let Karen tell you. ;)

Robin Andrews - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Robin provides a nicely detailed, but "just the facts ma'am" kind of report.  If you're looking for a good idea of what a nine-year-old girl likes and dislikes at WDW, this report would be a good one to check out. 

Paula Beverly - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  The Beverly gang visited WDW for the second time.  Last time was in June of 2001 and the heat of Summer convinced Paula and Robin to visit in the Spring this time.  One great feature of this report is the "tip of the day" that is shared throughout.  There's also a great list of "lessons learned" at the end.

Mark Goldhaber - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Mark provides a fantastic play-by-play of the trip, but follows that up with an excellent list of "the good, the bad, and the ugly," information on performance to his budget, and his success against his list of objectives for the trip (and it was a BIG list).  I'll close this with Mark's own note, "WARNING: I have a tendency to ramble on at great length. If you like short summary reports, run for your life!"

David Mize - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments:  David and his wife took their grand daughter, Erica, to WDW for a week long stay.  They stayed at the All Star Music Resort, and thoroughly enjoyed the extra special maid service.  This is a shorter report, but very fun to read.

Robert Yetman - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: AKL, VWL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room, 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Here's Robert's summary of the trip, "Husband and wife, and 12-year-old son. Spending 8 nights/7 days at the park. Frequent visitors to WDW (4 trips in 4 years). Last year we bought into the DVC, so this is our first trip using our points. While we're down here, we'll have our 21st wedding anniversary, and my son's 13th birthday. Since we've been down here a lot, we're not trying to ride everything, just do what we want to do and relax."

Robert Kennedy - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Villa Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Elementary, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Rob provides us with a great play-by-play report of a BIG family trip (twelve people all told) staying offsite in mid-April.  The group split time between WDW and Universal.  Some of the folks in the party visited Discovery Cove to swim with the dolphins.  Rob enjoyed the Keys to the Kingdom Tour and gives us his impressions of that event.

Keith Kobland - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Keith provides a great report on his family's visit in mid-April.  He summarizes with his own list of conclusions, which is also valuable to read if you're planning your own upcoming trip.  The Kobland's had a great trip, with lots of good service and tons of great memories.

Sue Holland - April 2002

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Offsite, OKWR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Here Sue tells us the story of her latest long-weekend trip to WDW.  Concentrating on everything but the parks (where have I heard that before?), she spent a lot of time just enjoying the resort and, of course, the Comedy Warehouse on Pleasure Island.      (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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