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Holiday (Late November - December) 2003 WDW Trip Reports

 

Kathy Pursell - December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, rental car
  • Resort: CBR, Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard, 1 br suite
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Lots of things fell into place for this trip. Kathy's neice entered the College Program, providing some cast member discounts, her daughters school would be out for the whole month, and her husband is active military meaning more discounts. With all that, how could it not be a good trip?

Krista Fulkerson - December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: BWV, WL
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Veteran
  • Comments: Krista's family didn't have the best mental associations for their trips to Disney World; they had only ever visited during the summer and mostly remembered heat and crowds. Krista and her husband try to replace those thoughts with this off=season trip.

Kelly Charles - December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, Pesonal car
  • Resort: PCR
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Veteran
  • Comments: By staying longer than expected, Kelly and her family were able to actually stay cheaper at Walt Disney World, plus they got to be there for two weeks and spent their fourth Christmas at the Magic Kingdom. The upside of the trip is that everyone in her immediate family is convinced to make a move to Florida.

Heidi Commerford - November 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental car
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: With this trip, Heidi and Jim are going to do to there kids what kids everywhere wish would happen. This trip is going to be a surprise, with the kids not knowing they're going to Disney World until it is time to leave.

Mark L. Fendrick - December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Personal car
  • Resort: PORR, PCR
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Cast Member
  • Comments: With New Year's falling on a Thursday, it meant that schools would be closed until the fifth, allowing the Fendricks to take an extra-long trip to the Magic Kingdom. Despite a pre-trip injury scare, they made their way down and had a wonderful time.

Arnold van Beverhoudt- December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental car
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Arnold and his wife Helen were in a position many of us would find a little unusual. They live in the Virgin Islands and their doctors recommended they get away from it all for a while and relax. So it was off to Florida and a lengthy stay at Disney World, their first as empty nesters.

Kelly O'Connor - November 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental car
  • Resort: CBR, Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard, Suite
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Frequent
  • Comments: Kelly's first trip report is a monster, but it is very well written. Though Bill grew up around Walt Disney World, Kelly had to reintroduce him to the Disney magic in 2001, and it was at Disneyland. With this trip she decided it was time for Bill to see how Walt Disney World had changed since his childhood.

Dania Dewese - December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle
  • Resort: ASMuR, PCR
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Dania is a veteran of the Disney College Program and didn't expect to get back to Disney World so soon, but fortunately the government was able to help her out -- with a nice tax refund. So off she went and had a great time despite some less than perfect moments. Best of all, she is contributed her for trip report for MousePlanet.

Sue Holland - December 2003/January 2004

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Personal car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Sue once again proves she is braver than me by going anywhere near Walt Disney World on New Year's Eve (despite her repeated assurances that the last time would be the last time she'd do that). Of course, with Sue, being anywhere near Disney World doesn't necessarily mean being inside the parks so maybe it isn't so bad after all.

Steve Russo - November/December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle
  • Resort: Offsite, BVR
  • Accommodations: Standard
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: With a son starting college and a daughter getting married, 2003 was a spendy year for the Russos. So spendy that after they're last trip in January they thought it would be a while before they returned to the resort. It isn't so easy to escape, however, and Steve wasn't willing to give up completely, and the end of the year found them right back at Disney World (without kids, for the first time).

Sue Holland - December 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 2BR Condo
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Consecutive long weekends at Walt Disney World? There's nothing wrong with that, and definitely nothing suprising in it when it's Sue Holland. And what better excuse than a nice place to stay, visiting friends, and a big gathering of the Internet Disney community?

Sue Holland - November 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: Thanksgiving is a time of tradition; of being with family, eating turkey and mashed potatoes; or something like that. For Sue, Thanksgiving this year was reading by the pool (and watching people fall in), eating too much (but not turkey) at Downtown Disney, and then hooking up with her son later in the day.

Janet Bates - November 2003

  • Time of Year: Holiday
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: In this very fact-based report, Janet spends some time looking at the crowd patterns she noticed on her trip, with advice no how you might schedule your own visit.

 

 

 

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