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Spring 1999 WDW Trip Reports


Brian Bennett - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: Two-Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent
  • Comments: This report is now the heavyweight champion on this web site!  The file size is over 302Kb, which means it's a long one.  The text describes the background and plans for our annual trip to WDW, then gives a detailed play-by-play of the vacation.  Taking a 2 1/2 year old was a new experience for us, but we still have the best vacation we've ever had up to know (the next one will only be better yet!)

Joe Fedenyszen - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: BVR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran (and a former CM)
  • Comments:  Joe and Betty took their (former CM) son down to WDW for a week long stay.  The Fedenyszen's are frequent travelers to WDW, but this is the first trip report I have from Joe.  Hopefully it won't be the last.  The text is filled with wonderful descriptions of the parks and meals.

Maryann Brophy - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Maryann's husband Tim had to work a convention in Orlando...and the rest of the family joined him for a reduced-price trip.  The result was a tremendous vacation, and a wonderfully written trip report.  Maryann's is a summary style one, with plenty of detail.

Juan Carlos Bordo - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Infrequent
  • Comments:  Juan Carlos and his Aunt, Uncle, and cousins visited WDW for a week in May.  This is a quickly-paced report, not as detailed as a play-by-play, but with plenty of opinions and lessons-learned (including a summary list at the end.)

Julie Williams - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Julie and her parents stopped in at Port Orleans for a weeklong visit in the late Spring.  The report is a detailed play-by-play that includes a lot of information (including an eye-opening offsite/onsite comparison).

Jennifer Miller - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Personal Car (friends)
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Jennifer's report describes the one day touring of a former college program cast member, a Florida resident pass holder, one 2-3 time visitor and one first timer.  They covered all of the major parks in one day, so if you're a die hard Disney commando...read this report!

Michael Rozacky - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: PR, DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Michael and his family visited WDW for several days in late May and early June.  This is yet another detailed play-by-play report (my favorite kind!) that is laced with details, opinions, and hints and tips.  Michael (with daughter Jenna's help) has documented the trip and added a great list of information at the end of the report that you'll definitely want to read through.

Donald Blum - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: BCR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Donald and his wife had a very unique (for them) trip this time.  There are many reasons for this, you can read them in the report, but suffice to say they had a wonderful trip.  The report that Don has submitted is laced with tips that he learned throughout the trip...and there's a nice summary of them at the end of the report, too.

Tim Larison - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: OKWR, VBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room, 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, DVC Member
  • Comments: This was Tim and Anne's first trip to WDW as DVC members.  In addition to spending a week and a half at OKWR, the family stopped off at Vero Beach for a relaxing time before heading home.  Tim's report is very informative, and is in a non-rigorous play-by-play format.

Anne Bevilacqua Campbell - May 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  With an Annual pass "burning a hole in her pocket," and an AP rate available on rooms at the moderate resorts, Anne left her newlywed husband for a short (her words) five day trip to WDW.  I'm sure Anne's husband, Drew, will make up for lost time when the couple returns in the Fall for their first anniversary trip.

Lindy Higham - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  This report is almost a year old as I post it, but it has a ton of great information!  It's a play-by-play report, but with a great summary at the end that I'm sure everyone will love to read through.

Stephanie Johnston - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments:  Stephanie and her husband Eric enjoyed several days in Florida, most of which were spent right at WDW.  The rookie couple did well, planning and executing a wonderful trip.  If you're looking for a report with some information that many of us several-timers don't think to put in a report, Stephanie's might be just the one for you!

Dwight Klettke - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Dwight and his wife, Pat, and fifteen year old daughter Jenn visited WDW for the umpteenth time back in April over the Spring break from school.  The report is a detailed play-by-play, and is laced with information.  There is a brief review of the Circ du Soliel and a great description of the family's ongoing searches for pressed coins all over the complex.

Jason Roland - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Cars
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 2 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  This is a short, but information-packed summary-style trip report.  There's a lot of information in this report, and it's quick reading.

Kathy Lowe - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: BIR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room (Concierge)
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Kathy and her husband Rick stole off to WDW since their son, James, was on a school trip during Spring vacation this year.  The result was an adults-only honeymoon and a wonderful trip.  The Lowes enjoyed a "Keys to the Kingdom" tour and the Flower and Garden Festival that was going on at Epcot during their visit.

Victor Vitek - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: YBCR, ASSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Victor and his family (wife Karen, and children Stina and David) enjoyed several days in early April down at WDW.  Vic and Karen kept the trip a secret from the kids until the very last minute...then the whole family flew down to Orlando and spent the better part of a week in the sun.

David Mize - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: David's report is a nicely written narrative about his family's trip in late April.  It's written in a play-by-play style, and includes many observations, hints, tips, and lessons-learned that anyone can apply to their own trips.

Grace Veach - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 1 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Grace, husband Steve, and son Vincent (almost four years of age) visited in late April for a week-plus long trip.  The report covers the trip in a play-by-play fashion, and avoid the excessive detail on planning that some trip reports tend to have (my own, for example).  One excellent feature of the report is Grace's remarks on how Vincent enjoyed various things in the parks.  That can be a very helpful comparison for anyone planning a trip with their own toddler!

Tanya Walls - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Tanya and her family spent a nice long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) at WDW in early April.  Tanya has done a nice job with this play-by-play account of the vacation, with great information about meals, attraction wait times, and the like.

Jim Pertierra - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: Jim provides a fantastic pre-trip report that provides details about trip planning decisions and so on, but also tells a lot of stories about the evolution of the trip.  After that, Mr. Pertierra regales the reader with the details of the trip itself.  This isn't really a play-by-play report, Jim doesn't go into that level of detail for the whole thing, but you will certainly get a good idea about how the family handles their visits to Walt Disney World.

Laurie Johnson - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Infant, Toddler, Pre-School, Elementary, Teen, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent, Infrequent, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments: Laurie and her son Clayton visited WDW for a long weekend in April.  They were able to meet up with some friends during the trip, and otherwise had a wonderful trip geared toward the interests of a 5 1/2 year old.  Next trip, the entire Johnson family is going, this time, the twosome had a wonderful time touring the parks and just enjoying being together.

Tara Pyle - April 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: BIR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments: This trip was a "replacement" for a planned trip in early February that didn't come off due to illness.  This time, Tara and Joe spent a full five days at WDW.  If you're into detailed reports, read this one.  Not only does Tara provide a thorough play-by-play of the trip, but she also summarizes the meals, provides a resort review, a spending summary, and other information.

Boris Beckert - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Boris' report is very short, just a few highlights, but a fun one to read.  If you just want a quick WDW charge in the morning, read this one...your boss will be happy you didn't read one of the "War & Peace"-sized ones today.

Jennifer Miller - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments:  Jennifer and her new groom Scott, visited WDW for their honeymoon trip.  In addition to thoroughly enjoying everything the parks offer, the couple enjoyed many of the non-typical things too....including dinner at Victoria & Albert's.

Lance Caros - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Autotrain, Rental Car, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 2 Bedroom Vacation Home
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: This is a wonderful report (at least according to my own standards)!   It's long.  It's detailed.  It is filled with trip planning tips and lessons-learned.  And last, but not least, it's fun to read.

Julie Lorino - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Plane, Taxi
  • Resort: DL, Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookies
  • Comments: It had been fifteen years or more since Julie and the rest of her family had visited WDW!  On this trip, the Lorino clan stayed at Dixie Landings (except for the last night) and thoroughly enjoyed the vacation kingdom.  Julie's report also features several hints, tips, and attraction spoilers that you may find helpful as you plan your own trip.

Sue Holland - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: This is a wonderfully written report about Sue's solo trip to WDW.  Sue, a veteran WDW and DVC traveler, knows how to do WDW!  With over 75 trips under her belt so far, and more piling up each year, Sue has wonderful ideas about what to do on her trips -- ideas that you can use on your own trips.

Karen Judge - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PR, DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: Karen's is an excellent report on visiting WDW with kids.  In addition to the frequently reported issues of park touring and so on, the Judge's dropped the older boys off at the Neverland Club while the parents and the baby had a quieter dinner at Artist Point.  Lots of helpful details here...

"Congo" Carl Moore - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments: Carl, a former cast member (1982), returned to WDW for the first time in many years.  The report is a concise summary-style, but the hints and tips laced throughout are priceless.

Tracy Reinke - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Tracy's report is unique because it gives the Reinke's plans for each day, followed by what actually transpired.  She closes the report with a nice list of favorites that are well-worth reading through.

Suzan Bird-Conliff - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Rookie
  • Comments: Suzan and her husband spent their 25th Anniversary at WDW.  The report is a nicely written play-by-play with lots of great commentary and opinions.

Sue Holland - March 1999

  • Time of Year: Spring
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments: A total of about fifteen women, all fellow-DVC chatters on AOL, decided to meet at WDW for a weekend visit.  Ladies joined in from the East coast, Midwest, as well as Florida and Georgia.  This is a wonderful report of a very unique trip...if I know Sue, this is just the first of several of her own trips to WDW in 1999 -- a fact that makes me continuously jealous, and makes me want to move to Orlando when I retire in 30 years or so.

 

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