Jennifer and Dave's Disney Adventure Report

Dates: 10/18 - 10/27, 1999 (10 day trip)


  • Jennifer Watson (author): 31 year old, writer and co-author of PassPorter Walt Disney World, on her umpteenth trip to Disney (from Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Dave Marx: 44 year old, writer and co-author of PassPorter Walt Disney World, on his 10th (or is it 11th?) trip to Disney (from Hackensack, NJ and Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Evans: 24 year old college student, online friend who we used to work with on AOL; Disney vacation veteran (joining us for the first three days)
  • Elizabeth: 21 year old college student, friend of Evans; never been to Disney before (also joining us for the first three days)
  • Kim Larner: 28 year old, Jennifer's younger sister, pregnant (in her fourth month). On her third trip to Walt Disney World but brand new to the Disney Cruise (from Okemos, Michigan). She is joining us for the cruise aboard the Disney Wonder.
  • Chad Larner, 28 year old, Jennifer's brother-in-law. Also on his third trip to Walt Disney World. (from Okemos, Michigan) He is also joining us on the cruise.
Updated 11/21/03

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  The Day Before: Sunday, October 17, 1999

Besides a very long list of things to do before we left, the day went surprisingly smooth. No last-minute crisis or misplaced items. Jennifer's goal to get to sleep by 8:00 was the biggest problem. It was 8:30 by the time she could lie down (so far so good) but she never really got to sleep that night. Too much going on, too much to think about. Nonetheless, the rest helped even if sleep eluded her, and gave her enough energy for the first day.

Here is a partial list of the things we did the day before to prepare:

  • Pack suitcases
  • (Dave) Fly from Newark to Detroit/(Jennifer) Pick Dave up at the airport
  • Prepare the laptop and our research materials
  • Drop Jennifer's dog, Kippi, off at her boyfriend's (that's Kippi's boyfriend, Totem, who lives with a friend).
  • Send out the PassPockets that have been requested by folks in the last few days
  • Straighten up the house (better to come home to a clean house than a messy one)
  • Send an announcement to the PassPorter mailing list about our trip and updates to the Web site
  • Send e-mail to a few people who had written over the weekend
  • Go to bed early

To learn more, continue on to our First Day.

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