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Winter 1998 WDW Trip Reports


Julie Hauer - February 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: AutoTrain, Personal Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: Villa Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Julie's family traveled on the AutoTrain for their 1998 trip to WDW.  This report is interesting, too, because the group stayed in a Grand Villa at Old Key West (it's very difficult to book a Grand Villa because there are so few of them).  This is a great report that I'm sure you'll enjoy reading.

Donna Lyne - February 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Ferry Boat, Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Donna includes a daily weather update, a nice feature in a wonderful report.  The Lyne's covered WDW thoroughly as well as Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, and -- catch this -- skydiving!  Real, live skydiving!  From a plane!   These people really know how to have a vacation.

Tim and Tracey Kugel - February 1998

  •  Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: CR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Tim and Tracey combined business with pleasure during their February visit. They stayed at the Contemporary Resort. With several previous multi-night stays at WDW, the Kugels certainly qualify as veterans…and their report shares the experience they've gained over the years.

Claudia S. Rudolph - February 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Van
  • Resort: BVR
  • Accommodations: One-Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: adult, elementary (age 11), pre-school (age 5)
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Members
  • Comments: Claudia's report is a summary of this most recent trip...and a lot of information from previous visits to WDW. She includes a great summary of the resorts and restaurants (and character meals) that the Rudolph family has enjoyed in the past. Excellent report...especially if you're trying to decide which of the premium resorts you'd like to visit!

Scott Frey - February 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle
  • Resort: BVR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Members
  • Comments: Scott's report is a summary-style one that covers a lot of opinions and reviews of some of the restaurants and attractions that Scott and Amy had an opportunity to enjoy. The trip was relatively short, long weekend, visit, but the Frey's had a great Winter break!

Stephen E. Roberts - February 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle
  • Resort: ASMR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments: Steve, Teri, Sean and Tyler Roberts spent several days in early February (ok, so they actually left on January 31st) for a nice mid-Winter vacation at WDW. The family stayed onsite at the All-Star Music Resort, and thoroughly enjoyed the parks and the resort. Steve's report is geared to the infrequent and rookie visitor and gives a lot of details including costs!

Sandi Femino - January 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle
  • Resort: PBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Sandi's summary style report covers the January trip of Sandi and her daughter along with Sandi's sister-in-law and 8 year old niece.  The report covers all the basics such as weather, crowds, and (my favorite) restaurant reviews.

Anne Bradburn - January 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle, Taxi
  • Resort: ASM
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult, Pre-School, Elementary
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: Anne traveled with just my two boys. Her report is a classic on how to handle pre-trip "psychology" for younger children…and how to handle the rigors of a WDW once you're there. Anne's report is excellent…and fun to read, too.

Carol Kelley - January 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Plane, Shuttle, Taxi
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent (2nd Trip)
  • Comments: This is a useful report for several reasons. First, Carol's trip was a solo affair, so the perspective is relatively unique. Second, the information she provides on baggage handling, shuttle and taxi transportation, and other such details are priceless to the trip planner. One last thing, Carol stayed at the Quality Inn Plaza on International Drive, the same place where Barb and I stayed on our honeymoon. The Quality Inn Plaza is huge and remote (from WDW) but has the advantage of very low prices.

Judy Bicknell Taylor - January 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Taxi
  • Resort: WL / CSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Judy's report is a concise, summary style report on her family's late January and early February trip to WDW. The Taylors stayed at Wilderness Lodge and Coronado Springs Resorts for the trip, and Judy's report covers the advantages and disadvantages of each -- along with a lot of other helpful and cost-savings tips.

Paul Williams - January 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car, Shuttle
  • Resort: Offsite / CBR
  • Accommodations: Regular Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent
  • Comments: Paul and Michelle spent some time in late January at WDW. This was a wonderful vacation for the couple, and the report is well worth reading. The Williams' spent a lot of time onsite, but visited the Space Center, too. Taking advantage of their flex package features is another aspect of the report.

Sue Holland - January 1998

  • Time of Year: Winter
  • Travel Method: Personal Cars, Plane, Shuttle
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: Two-Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Sue and two friends brought their sons on a January trip to visit the Mouse. Sue's report, as usual, is nicely detailed and covers a lot of details about the trip. I especially appreciate the restaurant and resort information (Sue includes a lengthy discussion about their stay at the Residence Inn before checking in at OKWR).

 

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