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Holiday 1998 WDW Trip Reports


Rob Steere - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent
  • Comments:  Rob and his friend Brian went to Florida for just over a week in mid-December to enjoy the holiday trappings at Walt Disney World.  Rob's report is a very detailed play-by-play that provides a lot of great information -- especially if you're planning to visit during that time of year.

Becky Ashley - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: BCR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: This report is a play-by-play of the Ashley family's Christmas time visit to WDW.  Becky's report is very detailed, and is a wonderful place to start if you're thinking of going to visit during the Holidays.

Stephanie Eich - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Stephanie's report is a brief daily journal of her family's trip to WDW last December.  If you hate the detailed play-by-play type of report, you'll still like this one because it's not overbearing with details (but there's a lot of great information for you to enjoy).

Della Salway - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Della and Paul brought son John (5) for a fourth trip to WDW all the way from the UK!  This is a brief summary style report, but filled with opinions and ideas that I'm sure everyone can benefit from reading.

Dr. Don - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Rookie
  • Comments: Don's report is summary style and extremely valuable for two reasons.   First, he has a great list of restaurants and the group's likes and dislikes of each.  Second, Don covers wheelchair accessibility in detail!  Normally I don't include trip reports of folks that won't give their complete name.  I made an exception on this report due to the wheelchair accessibility information that I think may be so valuable to anyone that may need extra assistance during a trip.   

Mary McAvoy  - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: CR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Mary, a senior in high school at the time of the trip, has written a great report from the perspective of a teen.  If you're taking some high school kids with you, read this report!  It will give you some great insights about what kids like and don't like about WDW.

Judy Fallon - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: CR, Offsite
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: While in Florida to visit her parents, Judy and her son Nathan slipped over to WDW on three different days to enjoy the parks.  They stayed at the Contemporary Resort for part of the trip, but stayed with the relatives for most of the time.

Christopher Treece - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Christopher, and his wife June, spent almost two weeks in early December at WDW.  They left the kids with the grandparents, so they enjoyed everything on their own....but are now planning a return trip in a few years with the children.  Although a detailed report anyway, Christopher has included a wonderful list of summary comments at the end of the report (one of my favorite things in any trip report).

Joanne Forshaw - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Joanne and her Aunt, who together traveled to WDW and DLP, ventured back to Florida for this wonderful trip.  After being "educated" in trip planning at several web sites, Joanne decided to stay onsite for this trip, so Wilderness Lodge was the choice for 1998.  This is an especially valuable trip report for WDW visitors from the UK, as Joanne is from the Manchester area (actually near Wigan).

Bryan F. Irrera - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: BIR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Bryan and his friend Paul flew out to Orlando for a week long trip that included a day at Universal and a thorough going-over of Walt Disney World.  Very nice report, with plenty of opinions to think over.

Marie and Walt Fletcher - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: BCR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group:  Pre-School, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Marie and Walt wrote this report and gave me permission several weeks ago to post it, and I temporarily lost it on my hard drive.  I hope you'll check it out, because it's a nice, brief day by day account of the family's early December trip to WDW.   There's also some good comments about the Beach Club Resort that are worth reading through.

Carol Kelley - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASSR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Carol's report has an interesting twist.  She briefly describes, day-by-day, what the plans for the day had been.  Then she goes on to describe what actually happened.  It makes for very interesting reading...seeing how "the best laid plans of mice and men" (a little Steinbeck lingo for you there) can go in different directions.

Hope & Jason Maxwell - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: PO/WL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  This report describes Hope and Jason's honeymoon trip.  It's a play-by-play report mostly written by Hope, but Jason includes a number of comments to the dialog, as well.  This is an excellent report filled with many, many details and opinions...very valuable for the WDW trip planner!

Susan Cole - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Pre-School, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: The Cole family (including 4 year old Austin and 2 year old Tucker) visited the Orlando area in mid-December for a week and a half long stay.  The family visited WDW, but also covered several other area attractions, too.  The report is in a play-by-play style, but is concise and to the point, so those of you that hate the detailed trip reports will still like this one.

Peggy Morgan - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: YCR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  You know that commercial where the 30-somethings guy is saying that his parents went on vacation at WDW, and he just couldn't see them having fun?  He figures they probably hated the parks, didn't do much but hang out in their hotel room, and went to bed early, but when it showed the couple on vacation, they were doing the exact opposite -- and having a ball!  When I read this report, I thought of that commercial.  Peggy and her husband Dick, thoroughly enjoyed their early Holiday Season trip to WDW...and took plenty of time smelling the roses, errrr, poinsettias.

Missy Jennings - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: WL, CBR, DL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: This was a belated honeymoon for Missy and Tim.  They stayed at three different resorts during the trip.  The report (especially the planning section and summary thoughts) is a thorough play-by-play report -- Definitely one to read curled up by the fire as you plan your next trip to WDW!

Brian Donovan - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CSR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Brian, a veteran WDW visitor, spent a few days at the resort early in December.  This is an excellent report, especially if you're planning a trip by yourself, as Brian went solo on this trip.  He also ventured off property for some shopping and other activities.

Leah Martin - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: FWH
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie, Frequent
  • Comments:  Leah's family took a nine day trip to WDW in early December.  They stayed in a one-bedroom cabin at Fort Wilderness Homes, and had a marvelous time.   The feature I most love about Leah's play-by-play style report, is the "magic moments" and trip tips that are scattered throughout the narrative.

Jason D. Weiss - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort:  CSR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent
  • Comments:  Jason has graciously allowed me to post this trip report to the site.   It's his second one (there's one from June 1995, also.)  In this report, Jason describes his 8th trip to WDW.  This time, the family stayed at Coronado Springs.   Written in a summary style, Jason covers a great amount of detail on how to tour WDW during the busiest week of the year.

Pamela McGlinchey - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult, Pre-Schoolers
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:   In this report, Pamela documents her family's trip in early December.  It's a lengthy play-by-play style report, and includes many tidbits about how the McGlinchey's handled the trip with two pre-schoolers.  If you love trip reports, you'll love this one!

Cathie Guest - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  After a brief summary of some hilariously (to the reader) tragic (to Cathie) events during the family's first trip to WDW earlier this year, she provides a fantastic run-down of the trip the Guests' took in early December.  It's a wonderful play-by-play account, with great details, tips, and suggestions laced throughout.   Best of all, Cathie considered my "crazy" when she first found my web site.  Now she is "one of us."   ;)

Sue Holland - December 1998

  • Time of Year: Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort:  CSR, BWR, Hilton Head Island Resort (DVC)
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  The seventh trip to WDW in one year.  Sue makes me so stinking jealous that I want to scream.  Even so, it's fun to read her wonderful reports because she does such a nice job of describing the trip -- while being particularly helpful for those of us that are planning (perhaps perpetually) future ones.  This report is particularly interesting because, in addition to a trip to WDW, Sue and her son Chris visited Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort, too.

 

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