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Herro there!

Good morning everybody! And welcome to magic world of D-

Wait, wrong speech. biggrin

Just wanted to write a quick hello as one of your newest members to the forums. I've been reading up on some of the topics and there's been lots of helpful info for a DW planning noob (like myself). I'm really looking forward to getting some help from the veterans here, we well as hopefully sharing my trip!

-Ritty

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Hi Ritty and Welcome! We're so glad to have you here Smile So it sounds like you have a trip in the works! Want to share any of the details? We love to share the excitement and offer an opinion or two Smile

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Thank you Lizzy. Smile

This is a situation I'm not sure has happened here but my friend and I met online through a game about 4 years ago and though we've stayed in touch have never met. The topic of Disney came up because he lives in New Orleans, right on a parade route for Mardi Gras. He likes the parades, but during this time he can't leave for work because all the surrounding space of his house is taken up with people looking to watch the parade. Anyway, he said next year for Mardi Gras, he is taking a trip to WDW and I'm like... you've just said the magic words, I'M GOING WITH YOU.

We then decided we couldn't wait until next year so a plan was hatched! There are no settled details, nothing is booked. I'm trying to plan the best vacation for 2 adults (25 and 30) without going over a pretty mediocre budget. We'd love to stay in Disney but realized that staying just outside of WDW may become a reality because again, the budget. Our dates to go are pretty flexible, and I refuse to go during a crazy busy season!

Did I mention that I'm a foodie? wink

I have so many questions too, I don't even know where to start!

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welcome Ritty, to WDWFG, as a foodie you will feel right at home here, and as a fan of Disney that will make in even better Smile

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Hi Ritty and welcome! Any chance for a Disney trip is a great opportunity, I say!

Mellisa W. just posted a thread about the latest free dining being offered in August/September. You might wish to look into that - could actually turn out to be more economical/budget friendly if you pick a value resort on-property with free dining than an off-property place and have to pay for meals. Worth looking into, at least Smile

Here's the offer and timing:
Book a value resort - Get Quick Service Dining Plan- Free
Book a moderate, deluxe or villa - Get the Disney Dining Plan-Free

Book by May 18, 2012
Valid for stays most nights: August 25, 2012 - September 29, 2012

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welcome

Glad to have you!

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Welcome Ritty. Can't wait to hear how your plans advance. Let us know if you have any questions.

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welcome ritty, always happy to have noobs!

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Welcome to the boards!!

This fall would definitely be a great time to go! Less crowds and get free dining! Sounds like this will be a very fun trip!

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JeffC wrote:
Hi Ritty and welcome! Any chance for a Disney trip is a great opportunity, I say!

Mellisa W. just posted a thread about the latest free dining being offered in August/September. You might wish to look into that - could actually turn out to be more economical/budget friendly if you pick a value resort on-property with free dining than an off-property place and have to pay for meals. Worth looking into, at least Smile

Here's the offer and timing:
Book a value resort - Get Quick Service Dining Plan- Free
Book a moderate, deluxe or villa - Get the Disney Dining Plan-Free

Book by May 18, 2012
Valid for stays most nights: August 25, 2012 - September 29, 2012

Welcome to the site! Glad ya made it here!

I highly recommend staying on site. They have deals going on all the time to make it so its reasonable to stay on site. They know staying outside may cost less... but lately they have been taking a hit in say Free Dining so they can grab those people and get them staying in the park. I would highly consider it. It could cost a bit more... but after you rent a car, pay for the parking each day... I honestly dont know how much you would be saving in the long haul.

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mrhub wrote:
welcome ritty, always happy to have noobs!

rolling Wow I think its time to go to bed. I read MrHub's post and thought it said "noboobs" instead of "noobs". rolling Whoops. Welcome to the boards Ritty!

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! I did notice that Free Dining is back and I've definitely started to think late September may be a better time than our original plan of early December. I really wanted the dining plan because there are so many restaurants that I've read about, through you guys or on other website that normally would be a little out of budget but can be done with the DP! (with the exception being Victoria and Albert's, I will get to the Chef's Table one day!!)

Has anyone stayed at the Port Orleans French Quarter? If we decide to stay on site I believe that's the resort we are going to pick. Any tips for rooms closest to transportation or areas to stay away from? I am a complete noob (or noboob in Kris' case lol).

I'm so excited already and I haven't even booked anything!! yay <--Me

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Ritty wrote:
Has anyone stayed at the Port Orleans French Quarter? If we decide to stay on site I believe that's the resort we are going to pick. Any tips for rooms closest to transportation or areas to stay away from?

Welcome to the boards!

I've stayed at Riverside but have wandered around French Quarter and it's a lovely resort, very relaxing and perfect for people who love the whole Orleans / Mardi Gras atmosphere!

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Welcome to the best Disney board around. Can't wait to hear all about your trip Smile

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welcome

You will love it here!

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