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Summer 1999 WDW Trip Reports


Michael Scopa - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CSR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent (but knowledgeable)
  • Comments:  I guess you can say that the credit for this website, or blame, goes to Mike.  Mike was the guy that got me started on writing trip reports when I read his wonderful 1994 report (it's still in the achieve,  if you want to check it out).  This is a detailed play-by-play report of a great family vacation.  I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Becky Ashley - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Becky and her family visited WDW just before school started to take advantage of the MKC rates that went into effect at the end of August.  This is a play-by-play report with tons of great information for the trip planner and report addict alike.

Justin and Crystal Esquivel - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: YCR, PO
  • Accommodations: Standard Room (concierge room at the Yacht Club)
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Rookie
  • Comments:  Justin and Crystal spent their honeymoon at WDW.  The report is a very detailed play-by-play (with lots of expense information).  During the trip, the couple enjoyed the Chefís Table at Victoria and Albertís and Cirque du Soleil.

Kathy Cook - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Kathy's abbreviated family (they left the adult kids at home) visited WDW just for a quick couple of days in late August.  On the way they visited some friends in the Tampa Bay area before completing the trip at Walt Disney World.

Tami Farmer - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  This is a very entertaining trip report.  It describes specific things that happened during the trip, but is not so very detailed about exactly what was done when and by whom.  You'll learn from it if you read it.

Laurie Smith - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMuR
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  This is a summary style report on the Smith's fourth trip to WDW.  It's well written, with lots of great opinions and suggestions.  Even though Laurie wrote this in a summary style, she still added a "summary of the summary" at the end.

Anne Campbell - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CBR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Anne took a three day solo trip just to get a fix before her next trip in October.  This is a nicely detailed report, even though the trip itself wasn't extremely lengthy.

Dotti Saroufim - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: OKWR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Rookie, DVC Member
  • Comments:  This report covers the family's annual trek to Old Key West Resort.  Beyond that statement, I'll just include Dotti's own introduction: "I originally wrote this trip report for my family and for a group of dear friends who are just as crazy about WDW as I am. Some of my writing may sound as if I expect you to know me and I apologize in advance for that. After laboring over 15 pages of small font, I couldn't even think of going back to change my style. ;-)"

Anony"mouse" - August 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: VDI
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Toddler, Pre-School, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  This report includes detailed pre-trip plans and then provides "what really happened" during the trip.  Nine members of the family were in attendance!  If you want information on how to do Disney with a large group, this report will give you some insight.

Li-Bong Lee - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: 3 Bedroom Condo
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adults
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  This is a much-delayed report (being posted in July, 2000), but it was worth the wait!  The detailed story of Li-Bong's trip with her husband and a couple of friends will keep you reading for several lunch hours in a row.  The report ends with a nice summary, so if you don't like detailed reports, you can skip to the end.

Ron Clark - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PO, Offsite
  • Accommodations: Standard Room
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Frequent
  • Comments:  Ron and Samantha enjoyed a ten day stay in Florida after leaving the kids at Grandma's house. It was a packed week, and the trip report isn't complete because Ron didn't have notes for the end of the trip, but it still gives plenty of hints and tips that can be helpful to trip planners.

Tami Farmer - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: FWC
  • Accommodations: Cabin
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Tami sent me this wonderful report that describes her family's week-long stay at Fort Wilderness.  It's unusual to find a report in which the group stayed at Fort Wilderness, so that alone makes the report worth reading.  Another feature of the trip was the diverse group (including extended family) that made the trip.

Julie Williams - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations: Suite
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Julie and her mom took along one of Julie's friends for a quick trip to WDW in mid-July.  As usual, Julie packs her report with plenty of detail (if only I could get her to just send me her reports, instead of having to wait until they're available on the newsgroup...hint, hint).

Derek Nelson - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Derek's report is a nicely written play-by-play of his family's week-long trip to WDW.  Derek is now (as of October 1999) a CM at Star Tours at the Studios, so look him up if you're there on the weekend!

Victor Vitek - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  What would you do if you could spend twenty days at Walt Disney World?  Here's how  Vic and his family answered that question.  A blockbuster report of the detailed kind...my favorite kind!

Phyllis Driggers - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: ASSR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Phyllis and her husband are frequent (several times a year) visitors to WDW.  On this trip, the couple visited some non-Disney attractions on the way to Lake Buena Vista.  The report is written in a friendly, conversational style that is a cross between a play-by-play and summary (it's in chronological order, for the most part, but less detailed).  It looks like I may have missed a particle or two, so I'll see if Phyllis can provide those other parts.  If so, I'll update the report when I get them.

Larry Wilmot - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary (Primary, in UK lingo), Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  Larry, an Englishman from Scotland, and his family visited WDW for a fortnight's stay.  The report is well written, and has plenty of detail for the trip report junkie.

Sue Holland - July 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: OKWR, VBR, Offsite
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  On this trip, Sue and her son Chris visited WDW, Vero Beach, and did some off-siteing for a couple of weeks -- a very long trip for the Hollands.  As always, Sue's report is well-detailed and full of great information.  I really, really have to get to the Comedy Warehouse someday  :)

Michael Landsittel - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent, Rookie
  • Comments:  Michael and Heather spent 5 days at WDW at the end if their honeymoon in June.  They visited the British Virgin Islands first, and Michael gives a few tidbits of information on that part of the trip, too.  The WDW portion, though, is covered in detail in my favorite play-by-play style.

Joe Obrin - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: PO
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  This is a fantastic report describing a blockbuster trip.  Joe and his family visited Florida for fifteen (count 'em) days in late June.  This one is laced with details and well worth reading from "cover to cover."  The report is punctuated with a great summary list.

Aileen Toner - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Aileen and Cassidy, Aileen's 7 year old daughter, enjoyed a five day trip to WDW.  They made this a laid back trip, missed Scott (husband and dad) very much, but still managed to see a lot and have a great time!

Donna Sharick - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Disney's Hilton Head Resort, OKWR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Donna had a wonderful trip with her family that was punctuated with the surprise arrival at WDW of several of her on-line friends for her 40th birthday!  This is a nicely written report, detailed and play-by-play in style that I'm sure you'll enjoy reading.

Judy Veater - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: CR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments:  The Veater family flew from Alaska to spend a week at WDW.  This is a great play-by-play report with a lot of great details.

Keith Chamberlain - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: WL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult, Senior
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent (but Disneyland Veterans)
  • Comments:  My favorite feature of this trip is a fantasy come true for me....but it's on the last day and you'll have to read it for yourself.  Besides that, Keith has put together a wonderful trip report with opinions, details, and other helps for anyone that is planning a trip.  Enjoy!

Joseph Riccitelli, Jr. - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASSR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments:  Joe's trip has it all.  For the planning nut, his report covers that topic in detail.  For the play-by-play report lover, it's all here.  For the people that prefer the summary style, Joe did that too (a very detailed summary is the last 1/3rd or so of the report).  Enjoy!

Debbie Richter - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Plane, Autotrain, Rental Car, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: ASMoR
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Infrequent
  • Comments: The Richter's had a wonderful trip to Orlando including a stay at WDW, a visit to Universal, and a day at the beach on the way home.   The report is a nicely written play-by-play one that is laced with details.  If you're going to take a road trip with kids, Debbie's report can help you out!

Sheri Niklewski - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Rental Car
  • Resort: BVR, Offsite
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Teen, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Frequent
  • Comments: For trip planning addicts, Sheri's pre-trip report is a fix and a half.   Like other reports on my site, who shall remain nameless (me), Sheri has provided a veritable encyclopedia that describes how and why she made all the arrangements she did.   The final report is a nicely detailed play-by-play one with a wealth of information laced throughout.

Sue Holland -- June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Personal Car
  • Resort: Offsite
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran
  • Comments:  Sue took a two day trip to WDW in mid-June, this time just to visit with friends.  In addition to celebrating Donna's birthday (the main purpose of the trip), Sue was able to get in some quality park time, too.

Sue Holland - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Holiday Season
  • Travel Method: Personal Car, Plane, Autotrain, Rental Car, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: CR, BVR, Offsite
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
  • Comments:  Sue went on a business trip, but made sure she had time to do some park touring and Comedy Warehousing, too (one of her favorite pastimes, if you've ever read her reports before).  As usual, this is a very well written, detailed play-by-play report with tons of helpful information.

Barry J. Rozas - June 1999

  • Time of Year: Summer
  • Travel Method: Plane, Shuttle Service
  • Resort: DL
  • Accommodations
  • Ages Represented in Group: Pre-School, Elementary, Adult
  • WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, Infrequent
  • Comments:  The Rozas family stayed at the Dixie Landings Resort on-site from June 2 through June 8 1999. There were four of us on this trip: Barry, 30, Linda, 30, Taylor (daughter) age 6, and Matt (son) age 4. I've been to Disney World six times (approx every five years) and have made three trips with my wife now, and two as a family including this one. I guess you could classify me as Infrequent Veteran (since I spend anywhere between six months to a year in advanced planning which gives me the cyber-benefit of being a veteran.) ;-) This was Matt's first time, Taylor's second, and Linda's fourth.

 

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