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Fall 1996 WDW Trip Reports


Kathy Kula - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Kathy finally got around to writing a report on the trip that Stan asked her to marry him.  It's about time!  I'm sure you'll enjoy reading this flashback report (It's October, 2000 as I post this one).  Kathy has since written several other reports, but this one covers the first trip of the (to be) Kula clan.

Julie Hauer - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  I love reading the old reports!  This was documents Julie and Matt's impromptu visit to WDW in early November.  This was a shorter trip, but Julie packed a lot in (including several experiences in navigating the huge WDW complex...much to her consternation).

Steve Clark - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: FWC
  • Accommodations: Wilderness Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Steve's report wasn't written until 1997, but it covers the first impressions of a couple of Disneyland veterans very well. Steve and his wife stayed at Fort Wilderness Campground. The trip was a short one, since the Clarks only had a few short days to spend in the parks, but the impressions and comparisons Steve writes are priceless.

Darla Rice - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: BWV
  • Accommodations: Studio
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant/Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Virtual Rookie
  • Comments: Darla, her four-year-old son, and a friend stayed at the new Boardwalk Villas resort for this trip. The report was originally written and posted to AOL's DVC message board, so it definitely gives you that "you are there" feeling.

Nadyne Hick - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: VDI
  • Accommodations: 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Nadyne and her family stayed at the Villas at the Disney Institute -- and took many of the wonderful hands-on classes that are offered there. An excellent report for those folks that are considering a Disney Institute vacation!.

Bill Lund - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Care
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Bill's exhaustive report describes his trip with his wife and triplet daughters (9 years old) and father (who stayed in a separate room). It covers a lot of territory with a lot of detail.

Kelly Benson - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASR, FWC
  • Accommodations: Standard Room, Fort Wilderness Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: This trip report is interesting, at least for me, since it's one of the few I've read in which the guests stayed at Fort Wilderness. On the last day of the trip, the Benson's moved over to the All Star resorts for a change of pace.

Tanya Dutton - November 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: CBR, ASR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: This report reviews Tanya's trip with her husband. The trip was timed to just miss the holiday rush...and Tanya's narrative is fun to read and informative.

Brian Bennett - Oct/Nov 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: 2 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant/Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent, DVC Member
  • Comments: This report covers my latest trip to WDW. We started the trip with a weekend in Charleston, South Carolina -- then spent twelve days at OKWR and WDW. Besides Barb and I, our newborn son Allan, and Mom and Dad (Allan's namesake) Bennett joined us for this trip. The report covers day-to-day activities, but also focuses attention on the trip planning process and WDW touring with an infant (a new experience for us).

Sandy Hostetler - October 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Sandy's family spent a wonderful trip in October and the first few days of November. The report is short, but has alot of hints about how to travel with a 4 1/2 year old.

Lisa Harris - October 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: ASR, Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Lisa spent several days at the All Star Music Resort in October. She extended the trip by staying offsite for a few additional days. Her report isn't in the usual "diary" form, but rather is a compilation of her opinions of the attractions, restaurants, and resorts. To learn more, read Lisa's report from December, too...(she was lucky enough to go to WDW twice in 1996!)

Jenn Todd-Whitson - October 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: YBCR, Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Jenn and her two children, Brendan age 4 1/2, and Erin age 7, stayed at the Beach Club Resort during their visit to WDW in October. Before they arrived at WDW, they made a side trip to Universal Studios while staying at a non-Disney hotel. This is a well-written, entertaining, and informative report.

David Kapcin - October 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: VDI
  • Accommodations: 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Dave, his fiancée, sister, and friend all traveled to WDW. They stayed at the Villas at the Disney Institute, but didn't take any classes. This is a well-written report and well worth the time to read.

Ken Paul - October 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: ASR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Ken and his friend spent a few days at WDW while in Florida on Business. Ken considered this trip a "dry run" for a possible family trip later on...in the meantime, he captured his own opinion of do's and don'ts that are very helpful.

Lynn Bales - Sepember 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Unknown
  • Comments: This report reviews Lynn's trip with her husband John and daughter Lynzee. They spent several days at Caribbean Beach Resort. The story of Lynn's trip is interesting because Lynn clearly researched the trip...and points out several of the hints that she uncovered and how they worked...or didn't work.

John Ciarcia - September 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant/Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: John and his family stayed at The All Star Sports Resort on this trip. One of the coolest things about this report is the reviews of attractions and resorts that John included in the summary of his report. Very helpful information here...

Roberta Blair - September 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Roberta and her husband stayed at Port Orleans on this trip. A rehearsal for IllumiNations 25, the new nighttime show at EPCOT, woke Roberta up around 6:00am one morning during the trip...and she thought that was Disney magic! :)

Ray Congden - September 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Ray and his family decided to stay on-site at Port Orleans on their trip, too. Ray discusses the planning of his trip, literally from scratch, that began eight months before the trip. He also summarizes information that he had to learn the hard way...but you won't, if you read up!

Bill Speicher - September 1996

  • Time of Year: Fall
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Disney's Hilton Head Resort
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: DVC Member
  • Comments: This is a report that Bill wrote about his recent stay at Disney's Hilton Head resort. It's not WDW, as Bill points out, but it's Disney. Disney Vacation Club members especially will be interested in this report.

 

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