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Disneyfreak508
09-14-2011, 11:05 PM
:mickeyjum This is the Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…. :mickeyjum
You’re Not Gonna Want To Miss This!

WELCOME EVERYONE! Whether it’s your first time visiting, or you’re following me on my fourth trip report ever, thank you SO much for stopping by! You’re not going to regret your decision on investing your time into this adventure.

Why you ask? Because this is one of the craziest, frumpiest, and sleep-deprived trips that ever occurred in Walt Disney World. You’re going to be encountering some late nights, early mornings, constant food consumption, and an extreme overpopulation of deer faces. Seriously, entertainment does not get much better than this!

Now before we begin, we need to do the traditional cast list introductions.

Jess

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Why hello, everyone! My name is Jess and I will be your storyteller… your tour guide… your Disney obsessed extraordinaire! I’m here to bring you some of the top frumpiest moments in all of Walt Disney World.
I am currently a freshman in college and I am doing a dual major of Graphic Design and Integrated Marketing. As I said, I love all things Disney! I have been to Walt Disney World 20-25 times. It is like my second home, and it is (quite obviously) my favorite place on earth.
I love everything about it – the atmosphere, the characters, the food, the music, the smells…. Seriously, nothing in the world will ever take its place in my heart! Some of my life goals are to do the Disney College Program, be a character at Walt Disney World (preferably Jasmine), and ultimately end up working for Disney in some way.
This trip that we took in August was one of the most special and unique Disney Adventures I’ve ever experienced. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a vacation – and it definitely lived up to my expectations! It was something that never happened before, and probably could never be duplicated. I’m so excited to share the story with you all!

Let's go over my Disney Favorites:
Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Magic Kingdom Rides: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, The PeopleMover, and Mickey's PhilharMagic
Favorite Epcot Ride: Soarin’
Favorite World Showcase Country: Norway
Favorite Hollywood Studios Ride: Toy Story Mania
Favorite Animal Kingdom Ride: Expedition Everest
Favorite Disney Princess: Jasmine (and Ariel is a very close second)
Favorite Fab 5 Character: Pluto
Favorite Winnie the Pooh Character: Tigger
Favorite Disney Movie: Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and The Princess and the Frog
Favorite Pixar Movie: Toy Story 3
Favorite Park Music Loops: Innoventions, IllumiNations Preshow Music, Adventureland, Universe of Evergy, Imagination Pavilion
Favorite Disney Songs: A Whole New World, When Will My Life Begin, Almost There
Favorite Day of the Trip: Day 1

And My Travel Companion.... Nat!

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Nat (her full name is Natalie) is one of my best friends in the entire world. You probably heard me mention Nat multiple times in my other trip reports, even though she has never really been in them! (Except the bread pudding real life update.. but that's a minor detail.)
Anyways, You are going to LOVE HER. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met in my life. Similar to me, she has a positive outlook on life, she’s always happy, and she loves Disney. Toy Story is her FAVORITE. She started hanging out with Kristen and me so much last year, and we COMPLETELY converted her into a Disney lover. (I think it was the Disney Food Pictures that really did her in! hahaha) She always went to Disney World when she was a kid, but thanks to us, she now appreciates and loves it so much more!
This was the first time she’s been to Disney in 2-3 years, and her family is very laid back in their touring plans. So this was a totally new experience to her! It felt like we were showing her everything the first time! I’m so glad we got to take Nat on her first commando Disney Vacation!

Here are Nat’s Disney Favorites:
Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Magic Kingdom Rides: Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Favorite Epcot Ride: Soarin’
Favorite World Showcase Country: Italy
Favorite Hollywood Studios Ride: Toy Story Mania and Tower of Terror
Favorite Animal Kingdom Ride: Dinosaur
Favorite Disney Princess: Snow White
Favorite Fab 5 Character: Donald Duck
Favorite Winnie the Pooh Character: Tigger
Favorite Disney Movie: The Fox and the Hound and Snow White
Favorite Pixar Movie: Toy Story – All three of them!! (Nat is QUITE the Toy Story Fanatic)
Favorite Park Music Loops: Main Street Music
Favorite Disney Songs: Woody’s Round Up, You’ve Got a Friend in Me, When You Wish Upon a Star
Favorite Day of the Trip: Day 4

Kristen

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If you read “The Port Report: Frumpin Around the World with the Bathrobe Princesses (:, (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2641037)" "SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! It Builds Character and Strength!" A July 2011 TR, (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2772833)" paid attention to any of my installments in the other two trip reports, or just saw Disneyfreak616 posting all around Disboards, you know who Kristen is!!
Kristen is an energetic Disney enthusiast, and Disney World is her happy place. I can’t believe that I found someone who loves Disney just as much as I do! Kristen loves all things frumpy – Schoolbread, the Monorail, Figment, Stacey, Muppet Vision, Splash Mountain… I could go on and on. Her favorite princess is Ariel, and she became a pin trader on this trip. She actually had NO IDEA we were going to show up on her family vacation, but I will explain that more later. One of her mottos is: THERE'S NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY! And she did not let us forget it on this vacation!

Here are Kristen's Disney Favorites:
Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Magic Kingdom Rides: Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan's Flight, Mickey's Philharmagic
Favorite Epcot Ride: Maelstrom...DUH. Just kidding! Soarin'
Favorite World Showcase Country: The United Kingdom!
Favorite Hollywood Studios Ride: MUPPET VISION 3-D and Toy Story Mania
Favorite Animal Kingdom Ride: Dinosaur
Favorite Disney Princess: Ariel
Favorite Fab 5 Character: Minnie Mouse
Favorite Winnie the Pooh Character: Tigger
Favorite Disney Movie: Aladdin, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins and the Little Mermaid
Favorite Pixar Movie: Toy Story and Ratatouille
Favorite Park Music Loops: Adventureland, Illuminations, Tapestry of Dreams and the MONORAIL
Favorite Disney Songs: Friends on the Other Side, When We're Human, Almost There, Friend Like Me, I Just Can't Wait to be King, Star is Born, You Can Fly and Poor Unfortunate Souls
Favorite Day of the Trip: Day 4

Here’s the whole crew:

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From left to right: Sarah, Nat, Kristen, Me, Sue, and Scott.

Sarah is Kristen’s 10 year old sister who is an absolute angel. Kristen is educating her SO well… Sarah is quite the Disney fan, herself. She quotes Stacey all of the time, she knows the names of so many of the rides and restaurants… she reminds me of myself when I was a ten year old. :laughing: I'm sure she'll end up on disboards once she's old enough! I forgot how much fun it is to go to Disney with younger kids, because seeing it through Sarah’s eyes made it even more special. Sarah loves Dumbo, she loves the Disney princesses, and she looks up to Kristen a lot. She also loves me and Nat, because we’re like her big sisters too!

Sue is Kristen’s Mother. I usually just call her Mother, but considering I usually refer to my own Mom as "Mother" on my trip reports, I’m going to stick to calling her Sue. (Or Kristen's Mom) Sue is so funny and she loves Disney as well! This is the second year in a row that she's been to Disney, and she always loves to get the most out of her vacation! She likes to do everything that they didn't do last time. She helped me sneakily coordinate the surprise for Kristen – she’s a big advocate of surprises! She has such a precious personality and she’s like another Mother to me!

Scott is Kristen’s Step-dad. He is such a nice guy – he’s pretty chill and he just follows along with whatever plans are made on the vacation. He rides all of the thrill rides with us, because Kristen’s Mom doesn’t go on them. He is very impressed with how good the food is at the restaurants and he always likes to analyze how all of the rides work.

And Our Guest Stars: Vickie and Dan

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You probably remember Vickie if you read The Port Report: Frumpin Around the World with the Bathrobe Princesses (: (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2641037). She is the definition of a princess. Her family was on a vacation at the same exact time as Kristen’s, which was a major reason why we planned the trip – so all of us could be there together again!

Dan is Vickie’s boyfriend and they’ve been together for two years. He’s SUCH a nice guy. This was his first time back to Disney since 2000, so it had been a long time! Dan loves Toy Story, and I think that he really enjoyed his time at Disney with Vick!

We didn't get to see the two of them very much, but the time we got to spend together was great! We had lots of fun!

Okay, now that that's done, there are a few things we may have to go over for all of the new people out there. If you’re a loyal reader, this can just be a good review for you.

FIRST of all, the most important question of the day: "What is a Frump?"
I’m sure you’ve all heard the word “frump” used, but not commonly. Well, that’s about to change... because frump is our favorite word!
A frump is basically a lazy person. Like, for instance, on a day when you wear baggy sweatpants and a big tee-shirt, you may say: “I look like a frump today.”
Frump has many definitions, though. It can also be talking about a crazy person (such as someone who gets a little too excited over Schoolbread or Muppet Vision… aka Kristen).
It can be someone who is overly sleep-deprived and laughs at anything.
Or there are always random people in crowds that you just find “frumpy.” It’s a self explanatory kind of thing.
We started with this whole Frump thing (on disboards, anyway) back in January, so we’re continuing on the tradition for this trip!

The deer face is a very frumpy aspect of our friendship. This face is used for SO many things – most commonly excitement. ESPECIALLY about food.

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The face originated because, since we are so unathletic, Kristen would do this frumpy run and I would say “you run like a deer.” Then she would make a face similar to this:

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and it reminded me of a deer in headlights.

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So, hence, the deer face! It has been a standing joke for over a year now… and I don’t think it’s going anywhere.

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As I mentioned before, this was a SURPRISE trip. Kristen was on vacation with her family and had no idea that Nat and I were going to show up. Not a clue! I still can’t believe we pulled it off.
I really wanted to tag along on this trip (since Vickie was going to be there, too) so I thought of the idea at the beginning of the summer.
It was planned all throughout July. The whole surprise aspect was unpredictable, so I was incredibly excited! I will explain the planning process more in depth in the upcoming posts. But I’m telling you – I’m SO happy it worked out!

Hmmm... what else. Oh! You may have noticed that my Mom did not make an appearance on this cast list. This trip was the first time I ever went to Disney World without her! I turned 18 and BAM I went with no parental supervision. Pretty exciting stuff. It was definitely a different experience (and it was sad and weird to not have my Mom there with me!) but I felt very grown up taking care of everything!

OKAY so more trip details:
We were in Disney from August 19th-24th 2011.
We stayed at Coronado Springs Resort.
And we were on the Disney Dining Plan!

"Keep your hands and arms inside at all times.... Anything else? Oh yeah, have a nice flight."

Alright everybody? Are you ready!? Because it is time TO BEGIN! :tink:

Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42637243&postcount=3)

Disneyfreak508
09-14-2011, 11:09 PM
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction:
This is the Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42637183&postcount=1)
For Your Reading Enjoyment (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42637243&postcount=3)
The Pre-Trip Report... All In One Post! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42669819&postcount=61)

Real Life Updates:
Real Life Update #1: 3 DAYS!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43494467&postcount=849)
Real Life Update #2: ONE DAY! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43510308&postcount=875)

OUR TRIP:

Day 1 - August 19th, 2011
Chapter 1: "WAIT! THAT'S MY SUITCASE!!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42677385&postcount=84)
Chapter 2: Excitement and the Magical Motor Coach (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42710937&postcount=113)
Chapter 3: Corando... Cornoda... Colorado... Corona...? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42754228&postcount=149)
Chapter 4: Mission - Surprise the Frump! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42775440&postcount=182)
Chapter 5: Let the Extra Magic Hours Begin! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42819119&postcount=239)
Chapter 6: "Why Couldn't Peter Pan Fly?" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42848188&postcount=263)
Chapter 7: "I've Always Wanted to Skip Down Main Street!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42868813&postcount=289)

Day 2 - August 20th, 2011
Chapter 8: Coral Reef (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42907194&postcount=322)
Chapter 9: El Centro, Pan-CHI-tos, and All That Good Stuff (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42929233&postcount=346)
Chapter 10: Hooray for Hollywood! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42966254&postcount=357)
Chapter 11: "Why Am I Your Favorite?" "Because I Want To Be You!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42989141&postcount=389)
Chapter 12: Art, Pizza, and Movies. What More Could You Ask For? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43001402&postcount=407)
Chapter 13: Toy Story Maniacs (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43029339&postcount=451)
Chapter 14: Our Fantasmic Night! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43068575&postcount=503)

Day 3 - August 21st, 2011
Chapter 15: "Everything Smells Good Here!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43114817&postcount=552)
Chapter 16: CAN YOU TAKE THE HEAT?! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43141216&postcount=580)
Chapter 17: Cooling off at Coronado! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43180148&postcount=610)
Chapter 18: THE BREAD! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43180158&postcount=611)
Chapter 19: Basically Passing Time Until Kristen Finished Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43276362&postcount=676)
Chapter 20: "Enter the World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43299336&postcount=695)
Chapter 21: Cinnamon Rolls, Extra Frumpy Hours, and M-I-C-K-E-Y, F-R-U-M-P! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43335047&postcount=723)

Day 4 - August 22nd, 2011
Chapter 22: Two Words - RED VELVET. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43383518&postcount=758)
Chapter 23: "I Like the Lion Section Cause They Go ROAR!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43401596&postcount=787)
Chapter 24: "We're All One World... We're All One Voice..." (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43441047&postcount=802)
Chapter 25: Tusker House (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43441321&postcount=803)
Chapter 26: The Wonderful Brilliance of Disney (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43467314&postcount=831)
Chapter 27: "May The Frump Be With You" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43494832&postcount=850)
Chapter 28: "PERIWINKLE!" "That's My Favorite Crayon!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43501906&postcount=865)

Day 5 - August 23rd, 2011
Chapter 29: Good Morning, GOOD MORNING!!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43610407&postcount=917)
Chapter 30: You Know What They Say About Italian Men... (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43629224&postcount=949)
Chapter 31: "Duffy's My Friend. He's a Disney Bear!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43671344&postcount=992)

Day 6 - August 24th, 2011
Chapter 32: DON'T MAKE ME LEAVE!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43697327&postcount=1010)
Chapter 33: "Celebrate A Dream Come True!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43708339&postcount=1019)
Chapter 34: "It's Alright... But It's Not Disney." (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43730068&postcount=1029)


TRIP VIDEOS:

Day 1 - August 19th, 2011

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLcJbQWxnOw
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTmwNlQxqxo
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiubEDPQVzg
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rU6EiuJ9Qc
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o63cw0eVDE
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvEQhi-ASE
Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFqSjkApagI

Day 2 - August 20th, 2011
Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYXLrO8aZMs
Part 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb8NTKyQYLk
Part 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPwJl0zr3UY

Day 3 - August 21st, 2011
Part 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMElCfbkAVc
Part 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0emnj5DtAG8
Part 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LwsvaHdIV4
Part 14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDdeVBpI9K0

Day 4 - August 22nd, 2011
Part 15: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuY0AYeXvKg&list=PL06D1AA46C8CF2CF4&index=5&feature=plcp
Part 16: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzgREVfJrM8&list=PL06D1AA46C8CF2CF4&index=16&feature=plpp_video

Day 5 - August 23rd, 2011

Part 17: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHTHwTGccaY&list=PL06D1AA46C8CF2CF4&index=7&feature=plcp
Part 18: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2pg1XVB2ZI&feature=plcp&context=C3cea730UDOEgsToPDskL12wiG1CQ_GVecUwcTZUke

Day 6 - August 24th, 2011
Part 19: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56m-DkZ3H2Q&feature=g-upl&context=G2dfb574AUAAAAAAACAA
Part 20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xAWAmjB5qw
Part 21: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3WABCPyyJw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=06D1AA46C8CF2CF4

Disneyfreak508
09-14-2011, 11:11 PM
For Your Reading Enjoyment

As most of you know, I have three other trip reports that I have completed in the past few months.

If you haven't read them, but you enjoy the current Trip Report, I thought I thought I would bring the others to your attention! Every trip is different so it can provide for hours of reading entertainment. :wizard:

My first trip report is about my trip in January, and that featured Kristen, Vickie, My Mom, and me! That was a girls trip that we took in honor of my high school graduation. We stayed at the Yacht Club and had an AMAZING time. This is where my Disney Trip Report Collection began.. as well as the frump phenomenon.

The Port Report: Frumpin Around the World with the Bathrobe Princesses (: (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2641037)


My second trip report took place in February and it was a Family Vacation. We stayed at Old Key West and it was an extremely relaxing trip to the world. That trip included my Mom, Dad, Brother, and Me.

"She's Looking at Food Pictures Again!" ★ A February Family Vacation! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2700505)


My third trip report was during April and it was a Mother Daughter trip! My mom and I stayed at Animal Kingdom lodge and spent a lot of time at the Flower and Garden Festival.

“IT’S OUR MOTHER DAUGHTER TRIP!” Our Spontaneous Getaway - April 2011 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2757430)


I also thought I would recommend trip reports by two of my best friends!

Kristen (Disneyfreak616), who I went to Disney with in January and August, is currently writing her July 2011 Trip Report. She stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter and went with her Dad and Brother, Michael.

"SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! It Builds Character and Strength!" A July 2011 TR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2772833)


My other friend, Allie (princessallie), is also writing a trip report about her July trip. She stayed at the Boardwalk with her Mom, Dad and good friend, Ana.

"Your Lime Green Chariot Awaits!" ~ a WDW Family Vacation ~ July 2011 TR ~ (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2770661)


So, I think that’s enough to keep you all busy! Feel free to read any of those trip reports if you haven’t done so already. You by no means have to read any of them if you don't want to! I just thought I'd get the word out there if your'e interested.

I would say that the January Trip Report would best relate to this upcoming August Trip Report – so if you read it before this one, a few more things may make sense. But if you can't, that's totally fine! I will make sure to explain everything best I can.

Once again, this is just some informational stuff to get out there before the actual Trip Report gets started. It may be useful to some of you, and other can just ignore it.

All in all, though, thank you for reading! Whether you have read every report to date or this is your first one, I'm so glad you're here!

Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42669819&postcount=61)

IheartDDuck
09-14-2011, 11:23 PM
Joining. Wait, am I first?! ;)

Can't wait to hear about your trip. I honestly think my friend Farrell and I are going to have some serious frump moments on our upcoming trip in October. :lmao:

laur roo
09-14-2011, 11:24 PM
Hooray another trip report! I read your other 3 (lucky duck for going so many times!!!) and I'm looking forward to another superfun, superpositive TR! :banana:

sstewart
09-15-2011, 12:23 AM
Love your TRs! Can't wait to hear about this trip!

hotmailop963
09-15-2011, 07:09 AM
Good. thank you for your report! hoping update:thumbsup2

ChattaAlley
09-15-2011, 07:18 AM
This made me happy to see this morning. Can't wait to hear all about this trip.

lauren_elizabeth
09-15-2011, 07:24 AM
Oh my gosh! Another trip report? YAY! :goodvibes

I took a break from the boards for a bit, but I'm back and so excited to see you have another one in the works. I have to go back and catch up on your mama/daughter trip, too!

Definitely looking forward to hearing about the BIG SURPRISE! I bet Kristen was in shock! :thumbsup2

Disneyfreak508
09-15-2011, 01:41 PM
Joining. Wait, am I first?! ;)

Can't wait to hear about your trip. I honestly think my friend Farrell and I are going to have some serious frump moments on our upcoming trip in October. :lmao:

Yes you are!! Congratulations! :yay:
Thank you! Hahaha you probably will! It's basically inevitable when you're in Disney with your friends :lmao:

Hooray another trip report! I read your other 3 (lucky duck for going so many times!!!) and I'm looking forward to another superfun, superpositive TR! :banana:

Thank you so much! I'm glad you're here! I hope you enjoy this one just as much as the others! :goodvibes

Love your TRs! Can't wait to hear about this trip!

Thank you!! I'm so excited to share the story! Enjoy!

Good. thank you for your report! hoping update:thumbsup2

Haha no problem! I will update as soon as I can! :goodvibes

This made me happy to see this morning. Can't wait to hear all about this trip.

Aww I'm so glad! I can't wait to share it with you!

Oh my gosh! Another trip report? YAY! :goodvibes

I took a break from the boards for a bit, but I'm back and so excited to see you have another one in the works. I have to go back and catch up on your mama/daughter trip, too!

Definitely looking forward to hearing about the BIG SURPRISE! I bet Kristen was in shock! :thumbsup2

Yes, yes! SURPRISE! :laughing:
I'm glad you're back and ready to read! Between the Mother Daughter report and this one, there are lots of fun stories coming your way!
Kristen was incredibly surprised! It was so exciting! I can't wait to share! Thanks for being here! :)

Caretames1
09-15-2011, 02:11 PM
I'm here!

Lifelong_Dreamer
09-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Joining in! I love the whole surprise aspect surrounding this vacation, it sounds like so much fun! I would love to do something like that and just creep up on my friend/family member while they are watching a parade and Bam! Surprise! :laughing:

Nermel9
09-15-2011, 02:40 PM
I'm in! I read your first TR but kind of lurked til the end, and am now reading Kristen's TR (although I've fallen a little behind!) so I can't wait to read this one, sounds like a fun trip! And I love the word frump, it's definitely in my everyday vocabulary! :cool1:

Jazzabelle508
09-15-2011, 02:40 PM
I'm in :) :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana: Can't see what the frumps are going to do in Disney this time :) i can't wait to hear about the surprise! i'm not normally a surprise person but surprises in disney are the best

Disneyfreak508
09-15-2011, 02:59 PM
I'm here!

Hooray! Thanks for reading! :)

Joining in! I love the whole surprise aspect surrounding this vacation, it sounds like so much fun! I would love to do something like that and just creep up on my friend/family member while they are watching a parade and Bam! Surprise! :laughing:

Yay! Thank you! It really added a lot to the trip - I'm so glad it worked! It was so funny... I can't wait to tell all about it!

I'm in! I read your first TR but kind of lurked til the end, and am now reading Kristen's TR (although I've fallen a little behind!) so I can't wait to read this one, sounds like a fun trip! And I love the word frump, it's definitely in my everyday vocabulary! :cool1:

I'm glad you're back again! It was a really fun trip - I know you're gonna enjoy it! I love that word too! I'm glad you use it just as much as we do :laughing:

I'm in :) :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana: Can't see what the frumps are going to do in Disney this time :) i can't wait to hear about the surprise! i'm not normally a surprise person but surprises in disney are the best

Yay! Thanks for being here again! We had lots of fun adventures, so I'm sure you'll enjoy reading all about them! The surprise was really fun! Definitely very shocking :laughing: I can't wait to share!

foodrocksluver
09-15-2011, 03:02 PM
I'm sitting at work in my office and literally SCREAMED when I saw this.

Oh my good gravy, I am SO excited!!!!! :hyper:

Disneyfreak616
09-15-2011, 03:25 PM
WOOHOO!!!!! YOU STARTED!!!! I already knew that...but now I can be officially excited. :P

I guess we can keep the pic...hehe. How do you want to go about this favorites thing? :)

Disneyfreak508
09-15-2011, 03:29 PM
WOOHOO!!!!! YOU STARTED!!!! I already knew that...but now I can be officially excited. :P

I guess we can keep the pic...hehe. How do you want to go about this favorites thing? :)

just copy and paste the questions i had me and nat answer, then PM me your answers and i'll put them in the post :)

Merida
09-15-2011, 03:57 PM
Subbing, of course! I think it's a little funny that this is your first trip without your mother - I was thinking about it and realized I've never been with any of my immediate family (sans sister and 2 grandparents)!

MarieTheCat24
09-15-2011, 04:11 PM
Ok, I'm here. Now, this TR can OFFICIALLY begin. ;)

Can I just say that you are so incredibly lucky to have friends that enjoy Disney as much as you do. I've always wanted to do a friends trip, but none of my friends are really that into it because they are lame. I mean, I love them to death, but they are lame. Frankly, I'm not sure why I allow people who aren't head over heels in love with Disney into my life, but, aside from that one (major) flaw, they're pretty awesome. Anyway, because I cannot embark on a WDW vacation with my own friends, I will be living vicariously through you guys for the rest of eternity. So keep vacationing together and documenting your adventures, even when you're old and it's like Golden Girls: Disney Style. My (vicarious) life is on the line here.

I can't wait for more! :upsidedow

Disneyfreak508
09-15-2011, 04:52 PM
I'm sitting at work in my office and literally SCREAMED when I saw this.

Oh my good gravy, I am SO excited!!!!! :hyper:

:yay::yay::yay: I am SO happy that you're looking forward to this! Yayyy!

Subbing, of course! I think it's a little funny that this is your first trip without your mother - I was thinking about it and realized I've never been with any of my immediate family (sans sister and 2 grandparents)!

Hooray! Thank you for being here! Haha oh really? I know.. everyone has a different touring style! My Mom has always gone with me on every family or friend trip... and i never went with school... so this was a big difference! But it was very exciting!

Ok, I'm here. Now, this TR can OFFICIALLY begin. ;)

Can I just say that you are so incredibly lucky to have friends that enjoy Disney as much as you do. I've always wanted to do a friends trip, but none of my friends are really that into it because they are lame. I mean, I love them to death, but they are lame. Frankly, I'm not sure why I allow people who aren't head over heels in love with Disney into my life, but, aside from that one (major) flaw, they're pretty awesome. Anyway, because I cannot embark on a WDW vacation with my own friends, I will be living vicariously through you guys for the rest of eternity. So keep vacationing together and documenting your adventures, even when you're old and it's like Golden Girls: Disney Style. My (vicarious) life is on the line here.

I can't wait for more! :upsidedow

Heck yes! :woohoo:
Aww thank you! I don't know how I found friends who were just as obsessed as I was, but I am so thankful to have them. I'm sorry your friends don't have the same love for Disney as we all do. I don't know WHAT could be wrong with them! :confused3 If you ever wanna join in on a frump trip, you just come right on down to the world, ya hear!? :thumbsup2 And you are ALWAYS welcome to live vicariously through our trip reports. We will do our best to continue traveling there together.
And as far as the Golden Girls comment.... that was brilliant :rotfl: Kristen and I always point out old ladies who are vacationing in Disney together and we're like "THAT'S US IN 60 YEARS!" hahaha Golden Girls: Disney Style. YES!
I am excited to begin!

xoktenox
09-15-2011, 05:00 PM
Hi, I'm here! I'm so excited to read this TR! I would love, love, loveeee to go to WDW with a group of my friends! They all think I'm nuts for my love of Disney though so that would probably never happen! :headache: :laughing:

Anyway, can't wait to read more!

petals
09-15-2011, 05:07 PM
Yay new disney trip report.. Joining in.. going back to read now :)

Cat0727
09-15-2011, 05:33 PM
I'm here and excited to hear all about it! I love reading your trip reports. My first trip without my mom was when I was 19 and my sister was 15, and we went to Disney of course! I don't think she would have let us go anywhere else alone. :laughing:

therussells08
09-15-2011, 05:49 PM
I'm here! I'm here! :banana:

I am SOOOOO excited for this! The frumps are back! YAY! :woohoo:\

More deer faces! More frumpiness! This just couldn't get any better!

I'm thrilled that Kristen became a pin trader too! I started collecting pins in 2007 and I LOVE them! They're addicting!!

Yay, Dan came too! I remember reading about him a lot in the port report so I'm excited to "meet" him!

21hearts
09-15-2011, 06:34 PM
Another TR? I am so jealous of how many times you've been to WDW this year!

Do your parents want to adopt me? I come with cute kids. lol. :)

I can't wait to see what happened.

LionKingDramaQueen
09-15-2011, 06:49 PM
2nd...or is it 3rd page...already??!! :scared1: oh well! Atleast I made it over. I've been a lurker on your past TRs...lolz... but I finally decidied to hike up my skirt and review!!! I love your TRs because you're a teen too! I'm 13...so on the other end of the teen spectrum...but still! You still relate on some aspects! Totally subbing!! Keep up the great work!!

Mini Minnie :)
09-15-2011, 07:18 PM
I'm so excited for this TR!! It is so awesome that you pulled off getting together once again in the happiest place on earth! You girls are soo lucky :) I hope you had a magical time like always and I can't wait to read more! :wizard:

melmar136
09-15-2011, 07:27 PM
My daughter introduced me to one of your trip reports and we have been fans of them since. We also went this August and were there some of the days you were. In fact, I really think I saw you one day wearing one of your hidden Mickey dresses! But by the time I turned around to ask my daughter if it was really you, you were gone. We would have loved to meet you and chat about all things Disney :) Looking forward to reading the rest of the TR!

Tracy161
09-15-2011, 07:50 PM
I'm in!!! Sounds like it's gonna be a good one! :thumbsup2

mimiloveswdw
09-15-2011, 08:32 PM
So excited to hear about this! I can't believe you guys were able to do this! SOO great!!

Disneyfreak508
09-15-2011, 08:39 PM
Hi, I'm here! I'm so excited to read this TR! I would love, love, loveeee to go to WDW with a group of my friends! They all think I'm nuts for my love of Disney though so that would probably never happen! :headache: :laughing:

Anyway, can't wait to read more!

Welcome, welcome! I'm glad you're here! Haha i'm sorry your friends don't understand Disney... but don't worry! We all do :hug:
I'm excited to share more!

Yay new disney trip report.. Joining in.. going back to read now :)

Hooray! Thanks for being here!

I'm here and excited to hear all about it! I love reading your trip reports. My first trip without my mom was when I was 19 and my sister was 15, and we went to Disney of course! I don't think she would have let us go anywhere else alone. :laughing:

Hooray! Thank you so much! Haha I know... if I was going anywhere besides Disney I don't know if my Mom would have let me go :laughing: But it's a pretty awesome and safe place.. so it was a win win for both of us!

I'm here! I'm here! :banana:

I am SOOOOO excited for this! The frumps are back! YAY! :woohoo:\

More deer faces! More frumpiness! This just couldn't get any better!

I'm thrilled that Kristen became a pin trader too! I started collecting pins in 2007 and I LOVE them! They're addicting!!

Yay, Dan came too! I remember reading about him a lot in the port report so I'm excited to "meet" him!

Hooray!!
Yes and yes! I'm so excited!
When I was 12 and 13 I was OBSESSED with pins. I have 2 canvases full of them hanging on my wall. I stopped collecting for a while... but after this August trip, my pin kick is back. I will DEFINITELY be pin trading on my Christmas trip!
Yay for Dan! Yes he was there! Unfortunately we didn't get to see them that much, but the little time we had was better than nothing!

Another TR? I am so jealous of how many times you've been to WDW this year!

Do your parents want to adopt me? I come with cute kids. lol. :)

I can't wait to see what happened.

Yes yes :) hahaha sure come on over! But I had to pay for this trip all by myself :laughing: So it'll take some hard work to earn Disney time! lol
I can't wait to share!

2nd...or is it 3rd page...already??!! :scared1: oh well! Atleast I made it over. I've been a lurker on your past TRs...lolz... but I finally decidied to hike up my skirt and review!!! I love your TRs because you're a teen too! I'm 13...so on the other end of the teen spectrum...but still! You still relate on some aspects! Totally subbing!! Keep up the great work!!

Thanks for being here and leaving a comment! It's nice to know all of my readers! I'm glad you can relate to the TR's... I love reading teen TR's because I feel the same way! Thank you so much.. I hope you enjoy!

I'm so excited for this TR!! It is so awesome that you pulled off getting together once again in the happiest place on earth! You girls are soo lucky :) I hope you had a magical time like always and I can't wait to read more! :wizard:

Thank you! I know... it took SO much planning and a lot of convincing and a lot of hard work... but we actually made it happen! Hooray! Thank you! I am excited to begin!

My daughter introduced me to one of your trip reports and we have been fans of them since. We also went this August and were there some of the days you were. In fact, I really think I saw you one day wearing one of your hidden Mickey dresses! But by the time I turned around to ask my daughter if it was really you, you were gone. We would have loved to meet you and chat about all things Disney :) Looking forward to reading the rest of the TR!

Aww thank you so much for reading! I'm glad you both enjoy the TR's! Oh my gosh did you really!?! hahaha you probably did! :rotfl: Do you remember what park we were in? And which dress it was? LOL. And thank you!

I'm in!!! Sounds like it's gonna be a good one! :thumbsup2

I think it will be ;) Glad you're here!

Disneyfreak508
09-15-2011, 08:42 PM
So excited to hear about this! I can't believe you guys were able to do this! SOO great!!

I still can't believe it either! :rotfl: But seriously. It was unbelievable :) I'm excited to share!

ronnmel
09-15-2011, 08:47 PM
I'm here!

I don't know why but reading your TR makes me happy. I think your enthusiasm is contagious and really shows through in your writing and pictures. :goodvibes:

If your looking for some reading of your own, I started my own August TR about a week ago I was there at the same time as you guys):
Zombie Apocalypse and Pixie Dust (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2794221)

Merida
09-15-2011, 08:51 PM
Hooray! Thank you for being here! Haha oh really? I know.. everyone has a different touring style! My Mom has always gone with me on every family or friend trip... and i never went with school... so this was a big difference! But it was very exciting!


I went with school twice and my grandparents once, and now my boyfriend and I go. I never made that connection before, but it explains why I like reading family trip reports so much! :lmao:

This is going to sound kind of bonkers, but did you change your profile picture?

Enchanted88
09-15-2011, 09:15 PM
Joining in!!:cool1: Can't wait to read it!!

Aussiesalad
09-15-2011, 09:20 PM
Arggghhhhhhhh excitement!!!
Can't wait to hear all about this frumptastic adventure!

You guys are so lucky that you have each other to share your Disney obsession with! :hug:

And I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying the number of deer faces posted so far! Ahhhmazing! :eek:

leshunlenese
09-15-2011, 09:26 PM
your reports are always so fun. Im following along!!

POLY1985
09-15-2011, 11:40 PM
Yay!! What a fantastic surprise when I came on tonight and saw 2 new posts. I've read the previous 3 reports plus am reading Kristen's so I knew this one was coming. What's really nice is that each trip you have stayed somewhere new so I can see what the resorts that I haven't visited yet look like. I am planning a June trip and might do a split stay at POFQ/BC.

SarahDreamsInDisney
09-16-2011, 01:14 AM
Yay I'm SO glad you've started this TR! Once you let the cat out of the bag that you surprised Kristen there, I knew it was going to be great! I'm SUPER excited because my own trip is 30 days from today and my husband and I are staying at the Coronado Springs and doing the Dining Plan...he's NEVER been to DW and I haven't been in 16 years! :eek: I hope Coronado Springs was nice and I can't wait to see all the photos. Happy to keep reading...

basketkat
09-16-2011, 01:24 AM
Wahooo!!!! I can't wait to hear about all of your frumpy adventures! :surfweb:

Winnie the Goof
09-16-2011, 01:36 AM
Ain't no surprise like a Disney surprise. I've enjoyed reading the Frump trip reports since before I registered. Subscribing...can't wait for the rest!

partyof2
09-16-2011, 06:52 AM
I've just finished reading all your other reports so I'm super excited for this one!

LOVE your food pictures, they are my favourites. Also love seeing your souvenirs.

Your deerfaces crack me up, I am the least photogenic person in the world and I do not look like myself in my pictures and you have made me realised that my photoface can only be described as a DEERFACE. Oh the shame!!

LionKingDramaQueen
09-16-2011, 08:17 AM
Thanks for being here and leaving a comment! It's nice to know all of my readers! I'm glad you can relate to the TR's... I love reading teen TR's because I feel the same way! Thank you so much.. I hope you enjoy!



No problem! And if you're looking for something to read while dealing with post-Disney depression, this might help. It is my PTR for when I go at Spring Break.
When Will my Life...or Trip...Begin?? (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2770114)

okw19
09-16-2011, 09:00 AM
I am SO excited for this frump-tastic TR! I've read all of your others and I'm following Kristen's Buttercup one now. I can't wait to hear all about the surprise!

Disneyfreak508
09-16-2011, 03:24 PM
I'm here!

I don't know why but reading your TR makes me happy. I think your enthusiasm is contagious and really shows through in your writing and pictures. :goodvibes:

If your looking for some reading of your own, I started my own August TR about a week ago I was there at the same time as you guys):
Zombie Apocalypse and Pixie Dust (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2794221)

Hooray! Thanks for following again :)
Aww I'm so glad my trip reports make you happy! They make me happy too! It brings me right back to Disney :goodvibes
Thank you for the recommendation! I started reading it yesterday! Very cute so far! I wonder if I saw you when we were there!

I went with school twice and my grandparents once, and now my boyfriend and I go. I never made that connection before, but it explains why I like reading family trip reports so much! :lmao:

This is going to sound kind of bonkers, but did you change your profile picture?

Haha aww well hopefully you can go with your family someday! :)
And lol yes I did change it! I had the mickey and minnie "true love" icon before and now I have the little mermaid.

Joining in!!:cool1: Can't wait to read it!!

Hooray! Thanks for being here!

Arggghhhhhhhh excitement!!!
Can't wait to hear all about this frumptastic adventure!

You guys are so lucky that you have each other to share your Disney obsession with! :hug:

And I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying the number of deer faces posted so far! Ahhhmazing! :eek:


Hahaha yayy! I'm glad you're excited!
And aww thanks. I know... I can't believe how blessed I am to have such Disney loving friends. :wizard:
And LOL thank you. There are MANY more to come!!

your reports are always so fun. Im following along!!

Thank you so much! :goodvibes I'm glad you're here!

Yay!! What a fantastic surprise when I came on tonight and saw 2 new posts. I've read the previous 3 reports plus am reading Kristen's so I knew this one was coming. What's really nice is that each trip you have stayed somewhere new so I can see what the resorts that I haven't visited yet look like. I am planning a June trip and might do a split stay at POFQ/BC.

Hooray! Welcome, welcome! If you've read all of the others, this one will be right up your alley! I'm glad you like hearing about all of the different resorts! It's my goal to stay at every Disney resort so I always like to switch it up. I have never stayed at POFQ or BC but I have a feeling you'll LOVE THEM! The Beach Club is my dream resort :love:

Yay I'm SO glad you've started this TR! Once you let the cat out of the bag that you surprised Kristen there, I knew it was going to be great! I'm SUPER excited because my own trip is 30 days from today and my husband and I are staying at the Coronado Springs and doing the Dining Plan...he's NEVER been to DW and I haven't been in 16 years! :eek: I hope Coronado Springs was nice and I can't wait to see all the photos. Happy to keep reading...

Aww I'm glad you're excited!! :) It's going to be lots of fun to write! I have lots of pictures of Coronado Springs coming up, so hopefully it'll help give you a taste of the resort before you go! You're going to absolutely LOVE it... and if you haven't been there in 16 years, there are a lot of new things you're going to discover. Good thing you're doing your research here on the dis ;) I really liked Coronado so I think you'll like it too! Thanks for being here! :)

Wahooo!!!! I can't wait to hear about all of your frumpy adventures! :surfweb:

Thank you!! I'm glad you're reading along, once again!

Ain't no surprise like a Disney surprise. I've enjoyed reading the Frump trip reports since before I registered. Subscribing...can't wait for the rest!

Ain't that the truth ;) Haha I'm glad you're enjoying all of the TR's!! Thank you for being here! Happy reading!

I've just finished reading all your other reports so I'm super excited for this one!

LOVE your food pictures, they are my favourites. Also love seeing your souvenirs.

Your deerfaces crack me up, I am the least photogenic person in the world and I do not look like myself in my pictures and you have made me realised that my photoface can only be described as a DEERFACE. Oh the shame!!

Hooray! Welcome to the newest trip report! I'm glad you enjoyed the others!
I'm glad you like the food and souvenirs - I like to document those important sorts of things.
Hahaha LOVE deer faces. Don't worry... they are nothing to be ashamed of. Embrace the inner frump!! :laughing:

No problem! And if you're looking for something to read while dealing with post-Disney depression, this might help. It is my PTR for when I go at Spring Break.
When Will my Life...or Trip...Begin?? (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2770114)

Thank you! I will check it out when I have time :)

I am SO excited for this frump-tastic TR! I've read all of your others and I'm following Kristen's Buttercup one now. I can't wait to hear all about the surprise!

Aww thank you for reading and being here today! I can't wait to share!

SmallWorld71
09-16-2011, 04:23 PM
Yay! Another trip report!:yay:I see you have built up quite a loyal following. I hope things are going well at college and I look forward to your next update. :goodvibes

princessallie
09-16-2011, 06:04 PM
YAYAYAYAYAY! Kristen told me you started during chorus and I FREAKED. (and so did everyone else, but they pretended they cared and were confused as to why we were so excited) She's here right now, as you know haha.

Frumps and Deer Faces define your lives.

I've read all your bios so many times haha, I was like, I think I can skip it this time :rotfl: :)

Well anyways, I'm BEYOND excited for this! Hooray!

Thanks for mentioning me :)

See ya'll real soon! That's all for now, Folks! ~ Mickey <333

ronnmel
09-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Hooray! Thanks for following again :)
Aww I'm so glad my trip reports make you happy! They make me happy too! It brings me right back to Disney :goodvibes
Thank you for the recommendation! I started reading it yesterday! Very cute so far! I wonder if I saw you when we were there!


I had my ears on the whole trip, so I was a bit easier to spot. I wonder if we ever visited the same park on the same day. That would be kinda cool, to be in the other person's pictures by accident. :laughing:

Disneyfreak508
09-16-2011, 09:11 PM
Yay! Another trip report!:yay:I see you have built up quite a loyal following. I hope things are going well at college and I look forward to your next update. :goodvibes

Yay! I'm excited too. Haha I love all of my readers! I'm glad you're all here! Things are going pretty good and I am excited to update too!

YAYAYAYAYAY! Kristen told me you started during chorus and I FREAKED. (and so did everyone else, but they pretended they cared and were confused as to why we were so excited) She's here right now, as you know haha.

Frumps and Deer Faces define your lives.

I've read all your bios so many times haha, I was like, I think I can skip it this time :rotfl: :)

Well anyways, I'm BEYOND excited for this! Hooray!

Thanks for mentioning me :)

See ya'll real soon! That's all for now, Folks! ~ Mickey <333

Hahahaha that was a funnyyy story! I'm glad everyone gets so excited.. even though only about three of them understand haha
Yes. Our lives are fantastic.
Hahaha I know... but I need to spell it out every time for all of the new people. Because if I was them.. I would be too lazy to go back to the old TR's and read them :rotfl: You have permission to skim read.
And YAY I'm excited too!
You're welcome! :)
Cute Mickey quote :wizard:

Disneyfreak508
09-16-2011, 09:15 PM
I had my ears on the whole trip, so I was a bit easier to spot. I wonder if we ever visited the same park on the same day. That would be kinda cool, to be in the other person's pictures by accident. :laughing:

Hahaha that would be so funny! We'll have to see as our trip reports progresses if we were at the same places at the same times! :goodvibes

ronnmel
09-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Hahaha that would be so funny! We'll have to see as our trip reports progresses if we were at the same places at the same times! :goodvibes

I think I'll start adding the date into the title for each chapter instead of just the "day 4" as it will make this easier.

LionKingDramaQueen
09-16-2011, 10:47 PM
Thank you! I will check it out when I have time :)



:hyper: Yay!! I'm nnot the best perosn at frequent updates, so I lose a lot of readers, I think. But, I'm getting better...trying to do an update at least every other day!!!

Plus...the more readers the better!!!

ZehnJahren
09-16-2011, 11:26 PM
I'm a definite lurker; read all your TRs and really enjoyed them! So, even if I don't post much, I'll be reading here all the time. :thumbsup2

PlutosRHM55
09-16-2011, 11:33 PM
No fear, no fear, Timmy is here! Now, the party can begin! (or TR, whichever you prefer) (: I must add I love the title, you can never EVER sleep in Disney!

I can't believe how well you kept this a secret Jess. I didn't even know about it (:rolleyes:)... or did I? You need to tell me this stuff so I can be all mischievous and Puck-like on here lol JK But that's so great you guys all got to re-unite again. I remember you mentioning Nat a few times so I can't wait to hear about her and now we finally get to meet the famous Dan too! This is going to be one awesome TR, I can tell already... did I mention I'm psychic too?

I'm so glad Kristen you got into Pin Trading this trip! It's so much fun! I saw a lanyard when I skimmed through the first time and I was like "Does she pin trade?" And then I read it and you've earned some major cool points from me. Share some of those with your little sister btw, she gets some too for just joining in the frump jury Hahaha

I can't wait to read all about it! :mickeyjum

Disneyfreak508
09-17-2011, 01:06 PM
I think I'll start adding the date into the title for each chapter instead of just the "day 4" as it will make this easier.

Yeah, I always do that! It keeps me organized haha

:hyper: Yay!! I'm nnot the best perosn at frequent updates, so I lose a lot of readers, I think. But, I'm getting better...trying to do an update at least every other day!!!

Plus...the more readers the better!!!

That's okay! I'm sure it's great!

I'm a definite lurker; read all your TRs and really enjoyed them! So, even if I don't post much, I'll be reading here all the time. :thumbsup2

Well thank you for being here! I'm glad you are enjoying! :)

No fear, no fear, Timmy is here! Now, the party can begin! (or TR, whichever you prefer) (: I must add I love the title, you can never EVER sleep in Disney!

I can't believe how well you kept this a secret Jess. I didn't even know about it (:rolleyes:)... or did I? You need to tell me this stuff so I can be all mischievous and Puck-like on here lol JK But that's so great you guys all got to re-unite again. I remember you mentioning Nat a few times so I can't wait to hear about her and now we finally get to meet the famous Dan too! This is going to be one awesome TR, I can tell already... did I mention I'm psychic too?

I'm so glad Kristen you got into Pin Trading this trip! It's so much fun! I saw a lanyard when I skimmed through the first time and I was like "Does she pin trade?" And then I read it and you've earned some major cool points from me. Share some of those with your little sister btw, she gets some too for just joining in the frump jury Hahaha

I can't wait to read all about it! :mickeyjum

Haha welcome, Timmy! I prefer to call this one a party, so good suggestion :cool1:
Hahaha that's why I didn't tell anyone.... there's NO way I wanted this surprise ruined!! It was so worth it. You're gonna love Nat! and Dan is awesome too! (even though we didn't get to see them that much.
I didn't get into pin trading yet, but thanks to Kristen, I will definitely be doing it in December! Haha she was very into it on this trip, and so was little sarah! Very cute!

cindianne320
09-17-2011, 10:58 PM
Subscribing! I literally yelped out loud and did a happy dance when I saw you had started the 4th report! My husband, sister and 2 year old son think I'm a little loco!

I have read/am reading the reports you mentioned. We had a rough month last month, and the Dis has kept me sane and so happy and excited for our next trip to Disney. (We went twice last year.) So thanks again for your upbeat, positive attitude!

Disneyfreak508
09-17-2011, 11:18 PM
Subscribing! I literally yelped out loud and did a happy dance when I saw you had started the 4th report! My husband, sister and 2 year old son think I'm a little loco!

I have read/am reading the reports you mentioned. We had a rough month last month, and the Dis has kept me sane and so happy and excited for our next trip to Disney. (We went twice last year.) So thanks again for your upbeat, positive attitude!

Aww yay I'm so glad your reports make me happy! And having people think you're crazy is A-OK :) "we're all a little mad here" :rotfl:
And I'm glad the dis is helping keep you sane! Literally, disboards and full house are getting me through my freshman year of college. I do not know what I would do without them. You're so welcome - I'm glad I can help. Happy reading! :wizard:

PrincessMaggie618
09-17-2011, 11:57 PM
HI JESS :) :) Look at me. I'm on Disboards! :banana:

I don't understand anything, but I'm glad I finally get to comment on your reports.

I still can't believe you didn't tell me you were going to Disney! I saw you like the day after you planned it, too. But I can't wait to read even more about the trip :) Update ASAP! :)

Disneyfreak508
09-18-2011, 12:00 AM
HI JESS :) :) Look at me. I'm on Disboards! :banana:

I don't understand anything, but I'm glad I finally get to comment on your reports.

I still can't believe you didn't tell me you were going to Disney! I saw you like the day after you planned it, too. But I can't wait to read even more about the trip :) Update ASAP! :)

AHHHH Maggie!! I'm so so happy you decided to get an account! I can't wait to read all of your comments... they're going to be precious!
Haha I know! I thought I told you... but I guess I didn't! I was trying so hard to keep it a secret that I probably just didn't have time! Kristen was probably always there when you were there :laughing:
But I will update soon! I'm trying to get one done now... but my images got messed up so I have to fix them. It'll be up soon, though! Love youuu! :goodvibes

Disneyfreak508
09-18-2011, 12:33 AM
The Pre-Trip Report... All In One Post!
June 30th-August 18th 2011

Alright so... I wasn't planning on doing an update till next week since I am having a SUPER busy weekend. However, thanks to various delays yesterday and random spare time this afternoon, I have pieced together the first update!

This is a special treat because we're getting an earlier start on the Trip Report than I thought! Woohoo!!

We're still in the introductory stage of the report... but this post is quite necessary. I need to explain the whole planning process of this trip because it was very unique.

This was not your typical disney family vacation that you throw together every year. No, sir! This trip took SO much planning, convincing, hard work, coordination, etc. So I'm basically going to relay my entire summer vacation to you right now. (the Disney details, of course.)

It is a long post (sorry about that!) but this way, we’ll all be on the same page.

And plus... I'm sure Kristen doesn't know about a lot of this stuff! So it'll be fun for her to read all about the other perspective!

Let the Pre-Trip Report Begin!

June 30th, 2011
This is where it all began. My friend Alicia was hanging out at my house on the night of June 30th. We were looking at the Disney Food Pictures thread. (I'm not even kidding... my friends and I do that kind of stuff. Am I pathetic? nahh. We're cool. )

We kept scrolling through pages and pages of food, and we kept obsessing over the pictures of Disney Pizza. We just love Disney Pizza! It's so good and we wanted some so bad.

I always had the idea in the back of my mind that I should go down to Disney with Kristen in August, and then looking at these food pictures made a realization occur to me:

Alicia and I should go down to Disney! And not only that... we should COMPLETELY surprise Kristen! It would be great!

So basically this trip was thought of because we are obsessed with Pizza. You didn't expect that one, now did ya? hahaha

Alicia was totally in, and we started looking into the trip and deciding on what foods we wanted to eat. I talked to my Mom about the idea, and she said she'd talk more about it after my Grad Party. (which was on July 3rd)

July 4th, 2011
Here's a picture from 4th of July... just so you can see what Alicia looks like. She's the blonde one.

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July 6th, 2011
So my Grad Party came and went. Kristen stayed over at my house from July 1st-6th, since her family was camping and she didn't want to miss my Grad Party. (What a great friend!) Everyone went home on the sixth, my Mom and I went to go pick up my dog from the kennel, and we went out to dinner at a local italian restaurant.

My Mom and I had a bit of an argument on the 5th (I think we were a bit overtired from the party) but finally at dinner, we were on better terms. How could I tell? The topic of Disney came up again! She said I could look into it more when I got home. So that's what we did!

July 7th, 2011
We researched a bit last night and got a general idea of how much it would all cost. We finally established our first official "plan" this morning!
We saw that there was a deal for Annual Passholders to stay at a Value Resort for $74 a night. So, that was a great deal! We were thinking of trying for All Star Movies.
We looked at flight prices and the Southwest Airfare was the best. (it was $168 going down, and $138 coming back.)

After laying that all out, I officially got the "okay" from my parents! WOOHOO! I love how understanding they are of my love for Disney.

That night I went to my friend Nat's Brother's production of "Hairspray." (he was Link Larkin) Nat and I spontaneously decided that I should go with her up to her cottage the next day. (good decision.)

July 8th, 2011
I went over to Nat's house this morning. While we were waiting for her Mom to get ready, I told Nat about the trip. I was too excited to keep my mouth shut!! I invited her to come, but I didn't think she'd be able to. We invited her to come with us in January but it didn't work out. I thought I'd test my luck again anyway. She REALLY wanted to go.. but didn't know if it could happen either.

We left her house and went up to her cottage with Nat's Mom. While we were on the beach, Nat just asked her Mom out of the blue "Hey Mom, can I go to Disney in August?" Nat's Mom immediately said "No." Nat replied with, "Well, I tried!"

Hahaha we laughed it off... but then we got to thinking. Nat's birthday was only 4 days after we got back. We thought.. what if she uses her birthday money to pay for part of the trip? And it's her senior year.. what if she asks for it as a graduation present? She wanted to go anyway for her graduation, and everyone she wanted to go with would be going on this trip! It was practically planned for her! And the rest of the money she needed... she could just take out of her bank account!

We went swimming and we devised a plan for Nat to ask her parents again.
After dinner, we rode around on her golf cart and talked about Disney. We thought of a bunch of reasoning for Nat to present to her parents. We typed it all out on her phone so she wouldn't forget.

While we were riding the golf cart through the cottage neighborhoods, I had my iPod playing. We drove by this "Teen Dance" that was going on at the main area (where all of the scummy kids went) and we blasted our Disney Music. LOL all of the teenagers had no idea what was going on. They just looked around and didn't know what the heck we were listening to. :rotfl: Nat's Mom said we had a lot of guts for doing that hahaha. What can I say? We had a feeling we were going to Disney together!

July 12th, 2011
We went to a local amusement park on this day. Vickie, Dan, Kristen, Nat, our friend Jessie, me, and a bunch of other people went. The whole time we were there we just compared EVERYTHING to Disney World. We even sang the whole "Splash Mountain Loop" while we were on the themeless log flume. Kristen had no idea that we would potentially be going on the real Splash Mountain all together so soon!!

July 14th, 2011
I painted my first batch of Disney Nails on this day.

Here's the Castle:

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And Stripes with Mickey Heads:

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July 18th, 2011
Nat presented the Disney idea to her parents, once again, a few days ago. We were just waiting and waiting for the answer. On this night, Nat texted me and told me she had to call me.

She told me... that she couldn't go.

I was like ".....what??"

And she said..........

"JUST KIDDING! WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!!"

I was jumping up and down all around my room. I was SO HAPPY!!

Now don't forget about Alicia. Her answer was still pending. She had just gotten this job at her Dad's office and she had to see if she could even take those few days off. So we had to wait some more for her.

Alicia was sleeping over at my house that night when Nat got the okay, and right before we fell asleep, I thought of how we wanted to surprise Kristen!

We wanted to go into the Town Square Meet and Greet and be in the room with Mickey when Kristen walked in to meet him. She would be TOTALLY shocked!

Now, did it happen like that? You'll have to wait and see......!

July 19th, 2011
Alicia and I went up to Nat's cottage this day and we just talked about Disney all day long!

I, of course, was the crazy diser and tried to lay out all of the plans so we could line up our days with Kristen and Vick's schedules. I had to sneak all of Kristen's plans, but Vick knew we were coming so she gave me her schedule.

We were so crazy and happy. We listened to Disney music on the golf cart all night, and when people would give us weird looks, we would just tell them "We're going to Disney World!!!"

July 20th, 2011
When I got home from Nat's Cottage, I called Disney and booked our hotel! Since we had the official "okay" from someone other than me, we thought we should definitely reserve a room!

We wanted to get the discount for the Value Resorts. Before we called, I specifically said to my Mom "the only one I don't want to stay at is All Star Sports."
Why? Because I am NOT a sports person. hahaha

I got on the phone with a guy from Disney and asked if anything was available at All Star Movies. He said... No.
All Star Music? ...No.
Pop Century? ....No.
All Star Sports? ...Yes.

OF COURSE. I was like... hmm. Okay.

Then I thought, just for the heck of it, why not ask for a quote for Coronado Springs? That's where Kristen was staying, after all.
It ended up not being that much more!! I think it was only $200 or so more than we estimated! Not too bad!
We just booked our package right then and there - Room and Dining! AWW YEAH!!
One of my life mottos is that "everything happens for a reason," and I think we were just meant to stay at Coronado. It just worked out PERFECTLY that way.

July 21st, 2011
I went to Kristen's house on this day. We were watching Harry Potter (which I'm not really into) so I asked Kristen if I could see her trip journal. She hadn't written out her August Reservations yet, so I told her I would help and write them for her.

While Harry Potter was consuming her attention, I sneakily texted Nat all of her reservations and quick service ideas. Muhahaha I'm SO SNEAKY!

That night we took Kristen's little sister, Sarah, to the drive-in and we saw Winnie the Pooh and Cars 2! They were both SUPER cute movies! And it got us all in the Disney spirit! (even though they had no idea I was going to accompany them on their trip... haha)

July 22nd, 2011
Once I got home from Kristen's, it was time to make all of our dining reservations! These are the original results:
8/20 - Coral Reef - 12:15 pm
8/21 - Les Chefs de France - 4:40 pm
8/22 - Kona - 7:55 pm
8/23 - Via Napoli - 11:30 am
8/24 - Liberty Tree Tavern - 12:50 pm

Would we keep all of these? You'll have to find out!

Alicia also texted me on this day and told me very sad news... she couldn't go on the trip!! :( She called the office and they couldn't give her the days off because another girl already was going to be on vacation. They had no one to work besides Alicia, and since she just started, she couldn't get out of it. We were very sad she couldn't join us.

July 24th, 2011
My Mom and Nat's Mom talked on the phone this day and discussed prices. Nat's Mom was going to send the check in the mail soon since we reserved everything under our name. WE WERE SO EXCITED!!!!

You should have seen our text messages to each other every morning when we were counting down. They were OBNOXIOUS.

For example: "26 DAYS TILL DISNEY AHHHHHH I'M SO EXCITED I CAN'T EVEN CONTAIN MYSELF EEEEEEEEEEEEE! DISNEY!!!!" Yup, that's us. Squealing like little girls over text.

July 25th, 2011
On this day I got my wisdom teeth out. Ouch. For those of you who have to get them out - don't worry. It's a lot more uncomfortable than it is painful. And I stayed on advil the whole time - I didn't even need intense pain killers! So, no worries. After about 4 or 5 days you're totally fine!

This was also a big day for Kristen because she went to Disney with her Dad and her brother, Michael! So while she was having a great day, I was stuck in bed. But the good news is that I watched Little Mermaid 1, 2, and 3, which renewed my great love for those movies. And I ate ice cream. So it really wasn't that bad of a day!

July 26th, 2011
I was still recovering from surgery on this day. Kristen's Mom called to check on me, and I told her about our idea of going to Disney! It was hard to talk because my mouth was so swollen, but I couldn't wait anymore! Kristen's Mom was shocked but she was so excited! She loves surprises so she was totally in on helping coordinate it all! This worked out perfectly for us to plan everything, since Kristen was in Disney already. It gave us some time to safely plan the trip without her overhearing. haha sneaky - again.

July 27th, 2011
This was a revolutionary day for me. Remember how I always had a problem with Tiana trying to be a princess? Well, on this day, I gave her a chance and I watched "Princess and the Frog." Results? I LOVED IT. It's one of my top favorite Disney movies of all time now. So good! If you haven't watched it before, you need to get on that. And Tangled, too. SUCH good movies - I promise you'll be impressed!

August 5th, 2011
Kristen was finally home from Disney Trip #1! YAY! Kristen, Allie, and I went to this little festival near us. First we ate the biggest slices of pizza you'll ever see in your life. (DELICIOUS.) Then we saw this stand where they spray paint T-Shirts for you. I saw a sample where they wrote someone's name in a spray painted circle... so I thought.. why not add two more little circles and make it a hidden mickey?

The guy didn't fully understand what I was trying to say... so I drew it out for him on paper. He tried to convince me that it would be more money than the original special, but I told him it was simply two more circles. So after a little bargaining, we got the shirts for $10!!! They're super cute. I got one for Nat for her birthday, since she wasn't there that night. I got a pink one for myself, Kristen got teal, Allie got purple, Nat's was lime green, and Vick showed up later and got a pink one as well.

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August 6th, 2011
August 6th is Vickie's Birthday Party! So we went over to her house for a pool party. It was lots of fun, we ate pizza, and we went swimming! She was really precious and got a lot of Disney Princess decorations... yeah we're all 5 years old. We know.

That night, Kristen, Allie and I had a sleepover and painted more Disney nails to get in the spirit for "Kristen's" trip! (I love that she didn't know haha I'm so proud of this surprise.)

Anyways, here are my nails:

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From Left to Right: Space Mountain, Tigger, 101 Dalmatian, Seagulls from Finding Nemo, and Minnie Mouse

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From Left to Right: Monorail, Pluto, Firework, Andy's Room Wallpaper, and Princess

Here are Kristen's Nails:

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From Left to Right: Seagulls from Finding Nemo, Nemo, United Kingdom Flag, Donald Duck, and the Monorail

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From Left to Right: 101 Dalmatian, Snow White, Andy's Room Wallpaper, Tigger, and Space Mountain (Daytime Version)

And here are Allie's Nails:

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From Left to Right: Monorail, Eeyore's Tail, 101 Dalmatian, Tigger and Space Mountain

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From Left to Right: Test Track, Seagulls, Donald, Mickey Mouse, and the Castle

August 7th, 2011
Kristen, Vick, and Allie came over this day. Kristen helped Vickie adjust their schedule so their days would line up better. They just had to flip Vickie's Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom days.

August 9th, 2011
I readjusted our dining and itinerary this day, since I knew of the changes.

Our New Dining List:
8/20 - Coral Reef - 12:15 pm
8/21 - Kona - 6:10 pm
8/22 - Sanaa - 5:00 pm
8/23 - Via Napoli - 5:45 pm
8/24 - Liberty Tree Tavern - 12:40 pm

Would we keep THESE?! Who knows...?

August 11th, 2011
We had one last beach party with a bunch of my friends this night. It was the last time I was going to see a lot of them before college! We went to the beach, had a cook out, went out for ice cream, had a photo shoot, and then watched Hercules, the January Frump Trip Movie, and Aladdin to finish off the night! It was SO fun!

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Heart Picture!

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Here's the Disney Crew! (Little did Kristen know....)

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Recreation of the Proposal Picture from the Yacht Club:

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Flashback...

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Disney Frump Princesses!

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August 12th, 2011
Kristen slept over last night and then we had to say goodbye in the morning. This was the last time I was going to see her before college, since she was leaving for Disney on the 15th. Little did she know..... ;)

We both cried though because it was so sad. However, the good news was that there was only ONE WEEK TILL DISNEY! But she didn't know that.

August 13th, 2011
I packed for college and Disney ALL DAY. One of the deals with this trip was that I had to be completely packed for college before I left, since I'd only have 2 full days home once I got back. Hey, it was totally worth it!

We started off like this:

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And eventually ended up like this:

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August 15th, 2011
I redid my Disney nails this day because the other ones were chipping. I did new designs on six of them.

Here are my new nail designs:

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From Left to Right: Jasmine, Pluto, Nemo, Test Track, and Alien from Toy Story

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From Left to Right: Space Mountain, Tigger, 101 Dalmation, Seagulls from Finding Nemo, and the Monorail

It was also my last night of work tonight, too. I worked at an Ice Cream Place all summer. Best job EVER. My boss and I talked about Disney for a good while. He hasn't been there in 6 years but he used to love it!

August 16th, 2011
I got a new Sony HD Video Camera on this day! I hadn't gotten a new one since my freshman year of high school, and since I wanted to make a movie of this trip, we thought it was an appropriate time to invest in a new one! Yay!

I definitely plan on doing a video of this trip... we have fantastic footage!! But only God knows when I'll have time to do it. It might not get completed till next summer. Wah. I will let you all know, though, when it gets finished!

August 17th, 2011
I did some more packing this day and wrote out this entire Pre-Trip Report in my Trip Journal. (It's a lot... I know. But it's all important stuff!) Kristen arrived in Disney on this day! Ahhh so exciting! I couldn't wait till we got there!

August 18th, 2011
AHHH THE DAY BEFORE DISNEY! I was so excited all day. I went to Panera for breakfast with my friends Dylan and Bobbie so I could see them before I went to college. Then I went to the bank with my Dad and took out the money to pay for my trip! We were all set!

We made Chicken Quesidillas for dinner that night… and they were FANTASTIC. They got me right in the spirit for Coronado Springs! Hooray!

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And to review... here are all of the movies I watched over the entire course of the summer to get ready for the trip. YAY!

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GUESS WHAT? Now the trip begins.........! (:

Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42677385&postcount=84)

basketkat
09-18-2011, 01:03 AM
I love knowing the back story!!! It takes a lot of planning to surprise someone...can't wait to hear how it all plays out!

Lifelong_Dreamer
09-18-2011, 01:17 AM
:laughing: Thanks for the back story. :thumbsup2 I loved hearing about how it all came together and how sneaky you were with the planning. :thumbsup2

PlutosRHM55
09-18-2011, 02:06 AM
You couldn't have posted this awhile back, could ya? Seriously, I could've used some of your cunning ways and treachery to make sure I would be going to WDW this April, but NOOO, you had to keep this all a "secret", Pssshhh! lol You really mapped this trip out well in the limited time you had. I'm so glad you got to see Princess & the Frog, probably my all-time favorite Disney movie next to The Lion King. I had the same feelings as you with it not being as good as the classics when I first watched, but boy was I wrong! It ranks up pretty well in my book. (: And I must add you definitely watched a great group of Disney movies, especially the one in the middle ;)

Can't wait to read all about this trip! Based on this planning and the events leading up to it, it must've been fantastic :mickeyjum

jessiegirl84
09-18-2011, 03:18 AM
Really looking forward to reading about your trip!! I was a lurker towards the end of your last trip report!

You girls look like you have so much fun!!

brdlyleon
09-18-2011, 03:40 AM
reading and so excited to read about your trip! Its so awesome to find people who are my age who loves disney as much as me, if not more!! I'm that guy in my group of friends who is ALWAYS talking Disney and most of my friends can stand it :) MOST haha...Its cool to read about you and your friends taking a vacation together...I've never really taken a trip only with friends...its usually my family or me solo when I go to WDW but I'll be taking tips because next spring break me and and one of my bffs are taking a trip to Disneyland and im soo excited for it to be just us! ANYWAY cant wait to read more! :)

partyof2
09-18-2011, 08:21 AM
I swear I am still a teen my head, I read your stories and it all sounds so FUN! JEALOUS!!

It's so sad that Kristen is younger and you guys couldn't go off to college together. I'm glad you're pretty close though so you guys can still hang. I went to university in my city and stayed home with my parents, I get such a sad feeling in my gut when I read about anyone going off to college and leaving home, all you people who do that are so brave. I'm just a big baby.

Oh and a question...

Why didn't you believe in Tiana's Princess credentials before you'd seen the movie?

Disneyfreak508
09-18-2011, 11:40 AM
I love knowing the back story!!! It takes a lot of planning to surprise someone...can't wait to hear how it all plays out!

I'm glad! :) I know... it really does! But it all worked out so I'm excited to share! :goodvibes

:laughing: Thanks for the back story. :thumbsup2 I loved hearing about how it all came together and how sneaky you were with the planning. :thumbsup2

You're welcome! This way, everyone will understand what's going on :laughing: It was a big process!

You couldn't have posted this awhile back, could ya? Seriously, I could've used some of your cunning ways and treachery to make sure I would be going to WDW this April, but NOOO, you had to keep this all a "secret", Pssshhh! lol You really mapped this trip out well in the limited time you had. I'm so glad you got to see Princess & the Frog, probably my all-time favorite Disney movie next to The Lion King. I had the same feelings as you with it not being as good as the classics when I first watched, but boy was I wrong! It ranks up pretty well in my book. (: And I must add you definitely watched a great group of Disney movies, especially the one in the middle ;)

Can't wait to read all about this trip! Based on this planning and the events leading up to it, it must've been fantastic :mickeyjum

Haha the point of this trip was that it was a secret. I couldn't post it :rotfl:
I think the small amount of time we had made it a lot easier... because if I had to keep that secret from Kristen for much longer... I would have burst!
Yeah, I'm glad you agree! It's a great movie!

Really looking forward to reading about your trip!! I was a lurker towards the end of your last trip report!

You girls look like you have so much fun!!

Thank you! I hope you enjoyed that TR and I hope you enjoy this one, too!
Thanks! We love to have fun! :goodvibes

reading and so excited to read about your trip! Its so awesome to find people who are my age who loves disney as much as me, if not more!! I'm that guy in my group of friends who is ALWAYS talking Disney and most of my friends can stand it :) MOST haha...Its cool to read about you and your friends taking a vacation together...I've never really taken a trip only with friends...its usually my family or me solo when I go to WDW but I'll be taking tips because next spring break me and and one of my bffs are taking a trip to Disneyland and im soo excited for it to be just us! ANYWAY cant wait to read more! :)

Yay I'm glad you're here! I'm glad you love Disney as much as we do - it's good to know we're not the only ones!
I TOTALLY understand about being the person in your group to always go to Disney. At home, all of my friends are obsessed with Disney. But at college, nobody quite understands it. So I'm the Disney freak. :laughing: TOTALLY fine.
Oh my gosh I'm really excited for you to take your trip to Disneyland with your friend!! You're going to have so much fun! Have a magical trip!

I swear I am still a teen my head, I read your stories and it all sounds so FUN! JEALOUS!!

It's so sad that Kristen is younger and you guys couldn't go off to college together. I'm glad you're pretty close though so you guys can still hang. I went to university in my city and stayed home with my parents, I get such a sad feeling in my gut when I read about anyone going off to college and leaving home, all you people who do that are so brave. I'm just a big baby.

Oh and a question...

Why didn't you believe in Tiana's Princess credentials before you'd seen the movie?

Hahaha it's okay. I will forever be 16 years old. I don't even care :lmao:
I know.... I WISH we could so bad. It's hard not having someone as close as her with me when I'm off at college. I'm a baby too... but I need to go out and force myself to adjust to a new environment. I'm sure I'll end up loving it someday... the beginning just takes some time to get used to.
And well.. ever since I was born there were ALWAYS the same princesses. And for 16 or 17 years, they never added one. Then another character was put on all of the merchandise, and it threw me off big time. She's still not a "classic" princess to me, but she's a princess. So, I understand now. I sort of wish she'd get her own line of merchandise like rapunzel... but oh well. I love the movie anyway. It's fantastic. :thumbsup2

Pixie*Pirate
09-18-2011, 11:59 AM
NO NO NO!! Don't leave me hangin....I need more frumpin! :lmao:

Disneyfreak616
09-18-2011, 12:03 PM
OMG. I had noo idea that this much effort went into all of this. I feel so loved. :goodvibes

It is funny to read about all of these times when I should have figured it out but didn't. Ah well. I am SOOOOO happy it worked out!! I can't wait for all of this to pan out!! Seriously one of the BEST trips of my life. That and January...I can never decide which one was better!

IheartDDuck
09-18-2011, 12:03 PM
I love the backstory of it all! Thanks for posting that. You guys are so crafty. I think it's awesome that you were able to pull that off.

I love the Disney nails that you guys do! It's so cute.

Enchanted88
09-18-2011, 12:06 PM
I am loving this so far!!! You are such a great friend for wanting to surprise Kristen like that!:hug:And I'm sure another trip to Disney wasn't such a horrible thing either!! haha:lmao:

I LOVE your nails!! I wish I could do that to mine without it looking like a COMPLETE mess! haha Let's just say I don't have a gift for painting nails. :rolleyes1

I bet you were ready to burst at the seams by keeping that secret from Kristen! Good thing you had other people you could talk about it with!!
Can't wait to read more!popcorn::

ZehnJahren
09-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Great update!!! I was just like you when I was a teenager (and younger, actually) - I was constantly planning Disney vacations! Where I'd want to go, what I'd eat (never where we'd stay, because we always stayed at the same place!). But then the parents got divorced, and mom and I didn't have any money, so no more trips for awhile. Then, miraculously, my pom team got their first bid to Nationals - held at MGM! So we all got to go to Disney World, just me, my friends, coach, and one set of parents. It was so much fun!!

I'll tell ya, it was a LOT different "planning" when I was younger - no internet! You just had to go off pictures (and not the digital kind) and memory!

You're so lucky to get to go with your friends. And college was intimidating, but once I got into the groove it was much-needed to go away for school. I just needed to have that independence.

Can't wait to read more!

Winnie the Goof
09-18-2011, 01:01 PM
That was a most epic pre-trip preparation. I suppose planning makes the wait more tolerable.

While we were riding the golf cart through the cottage neighborhoods, I had my iPod playing. We drove by this "Teen Dance" that was going on at the main area (where all of the scummy kids went) and we blasted our Disney Music. LOL all of the teenagers had no idea what was going on. They just looked around and didn't know what the heck we were listening to. :rotfl: Nat's Mom said we had a lot of guts for doing that hahaha. What can I say? We had a feeling we were going to Disney together!
I do the same thing in my car when I'm in a silly mood. I'm a male college athlete, which makes it funny. Sometimes I like to dance along with the music (or even act I'm at a heavy metal concert), and sometimes I put on my best serious face and feign nonchalance. The looks I get range from "what is wrong with you" to "you just made my day".

It's even better now that I have the Winnie the Pooh soundtrack. Nothing like rolling into a busy parking lot windows down, blaring "The Tummy Song"!

Alicia was sleeping over at my house that night when Nat got the okay, and right before we fell asleep, I thought of how we wanted to surprise Kristen!

We wanted to go into the Town Square Meet and Greet and be in the room with Mickey when Kristen walked in to meet him. She would be TOTALLY shocked!

Now, did it happen like that? You'll have to wait and see......!
Excellent use of a narrative hook...I'm really looking forward to hearing about this part. These moments are so special in Disney.

Amerangel89
09-18-2011, 02:08 PM
OMG, JESS! I can't tell you how EXCITED I am to see how this trip report plays out! You have MASTERED the art of the TR, IMHO. :worship:

You are your friends are so precious...it makes me miss all of my Disney loving friends back home!!! I feel so selfish for saying this, but I hope you will ALWAYS visit Disney World multiple times a year so that there will always be fresh TR's to go goo-goo-ga-ga over. :cool1::banana:

Keep up the great work! *pixie dust*

ZehnJahren
09-18-2011, 02:31 PM
One more thing - how do you paint your nails?? They look great! Do you use a certain brush to do that? Do you use little pots of nail polish or just use the bottle? VERY, VERY cool! Would love to try it myself! (I think the Space Mountain ones, both night and day, are unbelievably good!!)

ChattaAlley
09-18-2011, 03:39 PM
So how was Coronodo Springs? Did you like it a LOT? I am thinking of booking there or POR for next April. Can't decide.

princessallie
09-18-2011, 03:43 PM
Haha, that was the best real life update ever. Even though you called it a PTR...it was pretty much just that! :)

It was nice knowing all the little details, even though I knew a few! I didn't know you redid you disney nails, either! I like how your test track one turned out, I should have done that one for mine! Oh well, next trip!

Good luck with your tests this week, by the way! <3 Talk to you soon!

Disneyfreak616
09-18-2011, 04:05 PM
Jess dear, I found this pic and I thought it would get you super excited for your trip in 97 days!!!!!

Here's the link: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42652134&postcount=3679

petals
09-18-2011, 07:05 PM
I like your quick fire pre trip report and luvin all your nails. Wish you were closer so I could get you to do my nails as well :)

Merida
09-18-2011, 07:12 PM
What a neat PTR! Much more interesting (and concise!) than my own. :lmao: Conspiring with friends for travel plans is so much fun.

I love your nails! My favorites were the Jasmine and the castle ones, I love the blue on the castle background. Do you have a preferred nail polish brand? I always want to get into nail polish but I would never be able to fully use up polish because I love displaying bottles too much (also the reason I don't use makeup. The urge to collect is too strong!).

Well, I'm going to Disney with my 'new family' (boyfriend) in December, so I think I'll count that. :) Yay, I wasn't imagining things! I've never looked through all the stock icons and still get confused when I see the same icon on lots of different people. I need to stop associating pictures and start associating names certain people. ;)

Disneyfreak508
09-18-2011, 07:31 PM
NO NO NO!! Don't leave me hangin....I need more frumpin! :lmao:

Hahaha don't worry! More updates will be on their way soon!

OMG. I had noo idea that this much effort went into all of this. I feel so loved. :goodvibes

It is funny to read about all of these times when I should have figured it out but didn't. Ah well. I am SOOOOO happy it worked out!! I can't wait for all of this to pan out!! Seriously one of the BEST trips of my life. That and January...I can never decide which one was better!

Hahaha I know, right?! It takes so much planning! Eh, it was worth it.
I'm SO glad you didn't... haha it just worked out perfectly. I can never decide which was better either. I think they they were both fantastic!

I love the backstory of it all! Thanks for posting that. You guys are so crafty. I think it's awesome that you were able to pull that off.

I love the Disney nails that you guys do! It's so cute.

Thank you! You're very welcome. It took a lot of patience and planning, but it was worth it!
And thank you! They're QUITE a project. But they're really fun!

I am loving this so far!!! You are such a great friend for wanting to surprise Kristen like that!:hug:And I'm sure another trip to Disney wasn't such a horrible thing either!! haha:lmao:

I LOVE your nails!! I wish I could do that to mine without it looking like a COMPLETE mess! haha Let's just say I don't have a gift for painting nails. :rolleyes1

I bet you were ready to burst at the seams by keeping that secret from Kristen! Good thing you had other people you could talk about it with!!
Can't wait to read more!popcorn::

Thank you so much! Aww thanks... I know it was great! And being able to go back to Disney was a HUGE plus! It was just impeccable timing... we couldn't let an opportunity like that pass!
Thank you so much! Haha I don't know how we do it... it takes a LOT of patience. But they end up looking pretty decent! So yay!
And oh my gosh you have NO idea haha. I was going insane with excitement!! And I know... I had to make it VERY clear that we could not mention it in front of her though! That could have been disastrous! But it all worked out thank GOD!

Great update!!! I was just like you when I was a teenager (and younger, actually) - I was constantly planning Disney vacations! Where I'd want to go, what I'd eat (never where we'd stay, because we always stayed at the same place!). But then the parents got divorced, and mom and I didn't have any money, so no more trips for awhile. Then, miraculously, my pom team got their first bid to Nationals - held at MGM! So we all got to go to Disney World, just me, my friends, coach, and one set of parents. It was so much fun!!

I'll tell ya, it was a LOT different "planning" when I was younger - no internet! You just had to go off pictures (and not the digital kind) and memory!

You're so lucky to get to go with your friends. And college was intimidating, but once I got into the groove it was much-needed to go away for school. I just needed to have that independence.

Can't wait to read more!

Aww that's so cute! I know exactly how that goes haha. And aww I'm sorry that all happened... but it sounds like that Nationals trip was spectacular!
That's crazy how different the planning process was, though! I don't know what I would do without disboards to help me!
And aww thank you! And that's good to hear. It's getting better as the days pass. So I think it'll all be okay!

That was a most epic pre-trip preparation. I suppose planning makes the wait more tolerable.


I do the same thing in my car when I'm in a silly mood. I'm a male college athlete, which makes it funny. Sometimes I like to dance along with the music (or even act I'm at a heavy metal concert), and sometimes I put on my best serious face and feign nonchalance. The looks I get range from "what is wrong with you" to "you just made my day".

It's even better now that I have the Winnie the Pooh soundtrack. Nothing like rolling into a busy parking lot windows down, blaring "The Tummy Song"!


Excellent use of a narrative hook...I'm really looking forward to hearing about this part. These moments are so special in Disney.

Thank you! And exactly! I needed to keep planning down to the detail so I could keep myself busy while I waited!
Hahahaha I LOVE that you do that. You, sir, are AWESOME. :thumbsup2
And thank you! I am looking forward to sharing!
P.S. I love your winnie the pooh signature! That's fantastic.

OMG, JESS! I can't tell you how EXCITED I am to see how this trip report plays out! You have MASTERED the art of the TR, IMHO. :worship:

You are your friends are so precious...it makes me miss all of my Disney loving friends back home!!! I feel so selfish for saying this, but I hope you will ALWAYS visit Disney World multiple times a year so that there will always be fresh TR's to go goo-goo-ga-ga over. :cool1::banana:

Keep up the great work! *pixie dust*

Aww thank you so much! I'm excited to share it all!
Aww thanks! And LOL that's not selfish at all! I hope it happens too! We will just have to see! Disney never gets old so there's a good chance of me visiting, at least annually, for the rest of my life LOL.
Thank you!

One more thing - how do you paint your nails?? They look great! Do you use a certain brush to do that? Do you use little pots of nail polish or just use the bottle? VERY, VERY cool! Would love to try it myself! (I think the Space Mountain ones, both night and day, are unbelievably good!!)

Well, we use a lot of techniques. For a lot of it, we just use the regular nailpolish with the regular brushes. Then I have a couple thin brushes - white, red, blue, pink, green, and navy. And then I have a black Sally Hansen's nail pen. And we also use tooth picks and paintbrushes for tiny designs. It's a process! haha
For the Space Mountain one, I painted the background black (or blue), then I used the thin white brush to do the general white shape. Then once that was completely dry, I used the black Sally Hansen Nail Pen to outline it. That one was my favorite! So thank you! :)

So how was Coronodo Springs? Did you like it a LOT? I am thinking of booking there or POR for next April. Can't decide.

I really liked Coronado a lot, and I usually stay at the deluxes because of DVC. So, in my opinion, it was a great resort! The theming was very well done, it was beautiful, El Centro was a great main area, the rooms and pools were very nice, and I overall really enjoyed it! Coronado gets mixed reviews because of the spread-out bus systems and the large size of it... but that didn't bother me. If you stay there, try to get in the Casitas section because it's closest to the main area.
I never stayed at POR, but Kristen stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter in July, so I'm sure she'd have some insight on that hotel as well.

Haha, that was the best real life update ever. Even though you called it a PTR...it was pretty much just that! :)

It was nice knowing all the little details, even though I knew a few! I didn't know you redid you disney nails, either! I like how your test track one turned out, I should have done that one for mine! Oh well, next trip!

Good luck with your tests this week, by the way! <3 Talk to you soon!

Haha it basically was a PTR all in one post... it took me FOREVER to type that thing out haha
I'm glad you liked reading it! And yes, I had to redo them. They were chipping, darn it. But that's okay... I was a fan of my second batch haha. And yes, that Test Track one was a little simpler.. so you'll have to remember that for next time.
And thank you princess! :)

Jess dear, I found this pic and I thought it would get you super excited for your trip in 97 days!!!!!

Here's the link: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42652134&postcount=3679

Oh my goshhhh that's beautiful. I'm SO EXCITED I CAN'T EVEN STAND IT!!!! Ahhh I'm going to be SO happy looking at that every day haha

I like your quick fire pre trip report and luvin all your nails. Wish you were closer so I could get you to do my nails as well :)

Thank you, thank you! I know... we should really open a business haha. They are difficult, but they turn out really cute!

What a neat PTR! Much more interesting (and concise!) than my own. :lmao: Conspiring with friends for travel plans is so much fun.

I love your nails! My favorites were the Jasmine and the castle ones, I love the blue on the castle background. Do you have a preferred nail polish brand? I always want to get into nail polish but I would never be able to fully use up polish because I love displaying bottles too much (also the reason I don't use makeup. The urge to collect is too strong!).

Well, I'm going to Disney with my 'new family' (boyfriend) in December, so I think I'll count that. :) Yay, I wasn't imagining things! I've never looked through all the stock icons and still get confused when I see the same icon on lots of different people. I need to stop associating pictures and start associating names certain people. ;)

Thank you! It was quite a process!
And aww thank you! Yeah, I like the blue on the background of the castle because it reminds me of the title before the movie screen with the white castle, if you know what I'm talking about? Where the little arch goes over the castle lol
I actually love the brand "Sinful Colors." They only cost $1.99 a bottle (sometimes $0.99 when they're on sale!) so I basically have an entire basket full of them! I basically have collected them all! They're pretty inexpensive but they are good quality! So it works out very nicely!
Haha that's totally okay! Yeah, I don't use those ones.. i find avatars on other sights and import them in usually. But I do that too with the picture thing LOL. That's okay though.

Disneyfreak616
09-18-2011, 07:54 PM
Hahaha I know, right?! It takes so much planning! Eh, it was worth it.
I'm SO glad you didn't... haha it just worked out perfectly. I can never decide which was better either. I think they they were both fantastic!

I'll say it was! I'm so glad you went to all that trouble! :goodvibes

ME too! You're good haha. :P I can't pick either though. Any trip with my frumps is just fantastic. :wizard:

Oh my goshhhh that's beautiful. I'm SO EXCITED I CAN'T EVEN STAND IT!!!! Ahhh I'm going to be SO happy looking at that every day haha

I know isn't it!? I WOULD BE TOOO AHH!!!! I am haha. That will be a beautiful thing to wake up to everyday. :goodvibes

Disneyfreak508
09-18-2011, 08:25 PM
Chapter 1: "WAIT! THAT'S MY SUITCASE!!"
August 19th, 2011

The first words in my trip journal read:

"WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY TODAY!! :)"

That is the best thought you can ever wake up to in the morning. It's the first day of your trip - so much is ahead of you and it's finally time to begin the fun!

I went to sleep around 10:45 pm the night before, but then I woke up at 12:50 am. Then I kept tossing and turning until about 4 am. I would fall asleep, get back up, get frustrated that I wasn't sleeping, fall back asleep, and then get back up again! Haha what a frumpy mess. It's the "night before Disney World" syndrome.

Nat and I would text eachother whenever we woke up in the middle of the night. I'd be like "I'M STILL NOT SLEEPING" and then she'd respond to me when I fell asleep. What a long night.

She woke up around 5 am and 8 am. She was having the same problems as I was! We were just too excited!!

FINALLY I looked at the clock and it said 9:15 am. I woke right up! Woohoo!

I had some breakfast once I got up, and Rasin Nut Bran was the cereal of choice.

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Can we just talk about how AMAZING this cereal is?! Most of you have probably never had it, but it is SO incredibly delicious. The rasins are covered in a nut-flavored yogurt type thing, and it overall has this very yummy taste to it... mmm! It's my favorite. General Mills makes it - I suggest you pick some up next time you're at the grocery store!

Anyways... next on the agenda was.... exercising! Every Friday my Mom's friend comes over to teach an exercise class at 10 am. So since today was Friday, I decided to do it. Considering all of the food I was about to eat, it was probably a good idea.

After the class was over, I ran upstairs an took a shower! I got dressed, did my last minute packing, and said goodbye to Dad, Jonathan, and Pepper.

Before I knew it, Mother and I were driving to the airport!! YAYYYYY! We left at 11:52 am.

We stopped at Tim Horton's and I got a turkey sandwich. I was sad because they put wayy too much Mayo on it. Sadness. I could not WAIT for Disney food!!

We drove and drove and finally got to the airport at 12:30 pm! YAY! We parked in Short Term Parking and went inside.

We waited on the benches near the door for Nat. She didn't show up till about 1 pm. I was going crazy looking back and forth at each door. I was like "...where's Nat?! Where's Nat!?" I was too excited to wait anymore! Mother took an introductory video of me for our movie while we were waiting.

Side note: I'm not going to post any movies - except the surprise - until they are edited. They're much too long haha. I'll let you all know once they're done... but it may not be for a VERY long time. I have several video snapshots, thought, that I will be adding throughout all of the updates! They add a lot to my explanations. They just look like normal pictures, though, similar to the snapshots below.

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Anyways... once Nat arrived at 1 o'clock pm (she always ends up being fashionably late haha) we FREAKED OUT! She ran and gave me the biggest hug EVER!

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We were jumping up and down and skipping all over the place!

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I'm pretty sure we were more excited than the children.

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Our Moms waited for us while we went to go check our bags. We checked in at the Southwest station and found out we were at gate #16!

We freaked out some more and took a few pictures:

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Then we got in the non-existent line for security. We waved goodbye to our Precious Mothers one more time and then proceeded through!

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There was this weird x-ray machine at security where you stood to the side wall and put your hands over your head. It was something different than I usually am asked to do... it was weird.

We were all clear! (besides the water in Nat's water bottle, but her Mom dumped it out before they sent us through)

WE WERE GOING TO DISNEY! WOOOOOHOOOO!

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We got to Gate 16 and sat down. There were lots of children - I bet I know where they were all going! (:

We moved from the seats facing the airport, to seats facing the inside of our gate's room. We sat on the floor and took a video of ourselves barely being able to contain our excitement. I LOVE that new video camera!!

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We looked out the window and saw our plane:

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While we were sitting, we were watching the luggage load into the plane. We noticed that there was one lonely suitcase left... and it was literally the same one as mine! Oh boy...

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I was pretty worried because the guys loading it could not see that side of the cart holding the suitcases. I thought they forgot about it! We sat there for about 15 minutes trying to unsuccessfully get the guys' attention who were outside and below us.

After that failed attempt, I went up to the main station for our flight and I asked the guy if there was anything he could do about it. The first guy I asked said he would take care of it, but some other lady came up to him right after me, and he forgot.

Then I talked to another guy and he used his walkie talkie to call down to the guys below.

They said.... that wasn't my suitcase. The one was actually being sent to Phoenix, Arizona. :rotfl2: How weird! I didn't know if I believed them... but I just let it go and hoped it would be in Orlando when I arrived!

After that whole fiasco, it was time to board the plane! We were in Boarding Section A - 35 and 36.

We got on the plane and sat in Row 8 on the right. I had the window seat, Nat was in the middle, and this Dad was sitting on the end with us. We asked him if he was going to Disney with his family, and they were!! YAY! He was obviously not as excited as we were, though.

There was also a very attractive boy sitting in the row across from us and up one. HELLO. What a nice view.

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Nat was nervous for the take off (she's not a big fan of planes) but it was all good! She prayed the rosary, we looked at the clouds, and then we were up and on our way!

It was a little turbulent at the beginning, but it was okay.

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Later in the flight the clouds were super puffy and white! They looked like cotton candy!

Once we got to the appropriate altitude, we took out our iPods. Nat listened to some Lil Wayne and I listened to some Disney music!! (I made her start listening to Disney music about halfway through the flight... don't worry.)

We got out our Disney Coloring Books that I brought and colored pictures! I colored Snow White and the Seven Dwarves:

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And Nat colored Tramp from Lady and the Tramp:

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We were brought our airline snacks, which were baked Pita Chips and Honey Roasted Nuts. I have to say... they were not bad! They were pretty good for airplane food!

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I played some iPod games - Parking Dash, Diner Dash, Hotel Dash, etc.

And basically..... we couldn't WAIT to get there!!

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Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42710937&postcount=113)

xoktenox
09-18-2011, 08:28 PM
Wow, you are goooooooood girl! I NEVER would have been able to keep such a huge, exciting secret! Nice stealth skills :thumbsup2 :laughing:

Hope school is going well, can't wait to hear more!

Just realized I posted that before reading the actual TRIP update...going back now to read lol

princessallie
09-18-2011, 08:41 PM
That's it.....I NEED TO GO ON A FRUMP TRIP.

Your mothers are so cute :cutie: Good thing it wasn't your suitcase! I would have freaked out, too. I'm always horrified I'll lose the luggage :/

That night before Disney no sleeping syndrome effects us all! We're all children at heart!

Haha, I'll share a thought I had this day...were either you or Nat texting Kristen this day before flying? I was worrying that she'd notice that none of her messages would suspiciously not send to either of you for the 2 1/2 hour flight...

Hooray! We're almost to WDW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! popcorn::

Disneyfreak616
09-18-2011, 08:46 PM
YAY an update!!! You are on a ROLL!!

This is why you two are my best friends. :P Hahaha I love your fails at sleeping. I just wouldn't even bother hahaha.

YUM. I love that cereal.

Where's the frump? Oh Nat. She kills me.

I love that picture of the mothers. :cutie: I love them both.

I was waiting for Nat's sunglasses to make an appearance. HAHA.

Good thing that wasn't your suitcase! It looks so very lonely all by itself.

Cute boy snipe! Love it.

I was gonna say...no more Lil' Wayne! It's DISNEY time!

HAHAHA "Still, Tramp didn't have an owner." That gets me every time. :rotfl:

YAY YAY YAY!!! :yay: MOREEEEE!!!!!!

Disneyfreak616
09-18-2011, 08:48 PM
That's it.....I NEED TO GO ON A FRUMP TRIP.

:thumbsup2

Haha, I'll share a thought I had this day...were either you or Nat texting Kristen this day before flying? I was worrying that she'd notice that none of her messages would suspiciously not send to either of you for the 2 1/2 hour flight...

They were...and it's funny because they both didn't text me back for a while...and I sorta just figured they were like sleeping or busy. Didn't think twice about it. Little did I know...:upsidedow

IheartDDuck
09-18-2011, 08:48 PM
:lmao: I was cracking up at the suitcase story! I would have been doing the same thing. I would have been THAT person banging on the window saying "that's my suitcase"!!!!!

I have to say, that was a really cute boy you were sitting across from. Lucky ladies.

PlutosRHM55
09-18-2011, 08:59 PM
So much for homework. I'll just read another update :woohoo:

I totally feel for you on the whole "Can't sleep, Disney tomorrow" chaos. You SHOULD get sleep, but you can't because you are way too excited... it's tiring, but I think Disney has magical medical powers, boosting you with adrenaline or something so you are awake the whole week. (Thank goodness!) A

YAY! Time for airport time to get to Disney! I'm sorry you had too much mayo on your sandwich. Disney is only a few hours away, just remember that :thumbsup2 I can only imagine how totally awesome that video your mom took of you is. Why must you taunt us with the possibility of priceless video?! And then after Nat arrived... oh gosh lolololol

Glad to hear security wasn't a problem and you got to your gate. :thumbsup2 to the awesome Disney shirt btw (: And then there's another video! Geez, can we just have a sneak peek, PWEEEEEASSSSEEEE :flower3: LOL @ the whole suitcase problem, it does look like yours, good thing it wasn't yours, that would've been an awkward situation, but hey it's not bad to be careful. :D

OFF TO DISNEY, WOOT! LOL @ Nat's preparation for take-off. I'm sure you aren't joking, but it's funny what people do when they're nervous. My mom isn't good with planes either, so we joke about her little freak-out sessions all the time and those are hilarious. :thumbsup2 to switching Nat's Lil Wayne to Disney, smart choice there.

Oh, the airplane food for Southwest is usually quite good. Another reason why I love that airline company :goodvibes And it seems you were in a mood for Dash on the plane, playing all those app games lol You definitely had a lot to keep you occupied for the flight (love the coloring books, so... okay, precious :rolleyes:)

Can't wait to read more! :mickeyjum

Disneyfreak508
09-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Wow, you are goooooooood girl! I NEVER would have been able to keep such a huge, exciting secret! Nice stealth skills :thumbsup2 :laughing:

Hope school is going well, can't wait to hear more!

Just realized I posted that before reading the actual TRIP update...going back now to read lol

Hahaha I honestly don't know how I did it! But I'm very happy we did!
Thank you, it's going okay! I'm sure it'll get better throughout the course of the year.
Haha yeah, I posted another one! Happy reading!

That's it.....I NEED TO GO ON A FRUMP TRIP.

Your mothers are so cute :cutie: Good thing it wasn't your suitcase! I would have freaked out, too. I'm always horrified I'll lose the luggage :/

That night before Disney no sleeping syndrome effects us all! We're all children at heart!

Haha, I'll share a thought I had this day...were either you or Nat texting Kristen this day before flying? I was worrying that she'd notice that none of her messages would suspiciously not send to either of you for the 2 1/2 hour flight...

Hooray! We're almost to WDW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! popcorn::

YOU NEED TO COME WITH US. Seriously, though haha. We would have SO much fun!
I know... losing luggage is the WORST. So I freaked out a bit haha
Haha so true... the nights before Disney are the longest nights everr.
Haha yup... we were. She noticed but that's typical of us to not respond right away so she didn't think anything of it. LOL
HOORAY IT'S ALMOST DISNEY TIME!

YAY an update!!! You are on a ROLL!!

This is why you two are my best friends. :P Hahaha I love your fails at sleeping. I just wouldn't even bother hahaha.

YUM. I love that cereal.

Where's the frump? Oh Nat. She kills me.

I love that picture of the mothers. :cutie: I love them both.

I was waiting for Nat's sunglasses to make an appearance. HAHA.

Good thing that wasn't your suitcase! It looks so very lonely all by itself.

Cute boy snipe! Love it.

I was gonna say...no more Lil' Wayne! It's DISNEY time!

HAHAHA "Still, Tramp didn't have an owner." That gets me every time. :rotfl:

YAY YAY YAY!!! :yay: MOREEEEE!!!!!!

Haha I knoww. Well I can't talk since my voice is gone and I haven't felt that good today... so I figured I might as well do an update.
LOL well... we knew we wouldn't be sleeping in disney so we tried our very hardest to sleep before!! It didn't work that well haha
YUM rasin nut bran :love:
LOL nat and her tardiness. And I love that mother picture too!
Hahaha thereee they are. She wore them on the plane. The orange tint is "calming." lol
I know, right? It was the EXACT same suitcase as mine. So weird.
Yay for the cute boy. And yay for disney music. And hahaha i LOVE disney coloring books.
More is coming soon!

:lmao: I was cracking up at the suitcase story! I would have been doing the same thing. I would have been THAT person banging on the window saying "that's my suitcase"!!!!!

I have to say, that was a really cute boy you were sitting across from. Lucky ladies.

Hahaha literally.... that's what I was doing :rotfl2: I'm glad I'm not the only one who would do that haha
And hahaha I'm glad you agree :thumbsup2

So much for homework. I'll just read another update :woohoo:

I totally feel for you on the whole "Can't sleep, Disney tomorrow" chaos. You SHOULD get sleep, but you can't because you are way too excited... it's tiring, but I think Disney has magical medical powers, boosting you with adrenaline or something so you are awake the whole week. (Thank goodness!) A

YAY! Time for airport time to get to Disney! I'm sorry you had too much mayo on your sandwich. Disney is only a few hours away, just remember that :thumbsup2 I can only imagine how totally awesome that video your mom took of you is. Why must you taunt us with the possibility of priceless video?! And then after Nat arrived... oh gosh lolololol

Glad to hear security wasn't a problem and you got to your gate. :thumbsup2 to the awesome Disney shirt btw (: And then there's another video! Geez, can we just have a sneak peek, PWEEEEEASSSSEEEE :flower3: LOL @ the whole suitcase problem, it does look like yours, good thing it wasn't yours, that would've been an awkward situation, but hey it's not bad to be careful. :D

OFF TO DISNEY, WOOT! LOL @ Nat's preparation for take-off. I'm sure you aren't joking, but it's funny what people do when they're nervous. My mom isn't good with planes either, so we joke about her little freak-out sessions all the time and those are hilarious. :thumbsup2 to switching Nat's Lil Wayne to Disney, smart choice there.

Oh, the airplane food for Southwest is usually quite good. Another reason why I love that airline company :goodvibes And it seems you were in a mood for Dash on the plane, playing all those app games lol You definitely had a lot to keep you occupied for the flight (love the coloring books, so... okay, precious :rolleyes:)

Can't wait to read more! :mickeyjum

Yeah I studied for my test today and then I was like... eh enough of that. Update time :laughing:
I know... it's impossible to get a full night's sleep before Disney! Oh my God.. in December it's gonna be the night before Disney AND Christmas Eve. I literally am not going to be able to sleep AT ALL :rotfl:
Haha aww I'm sorry I'm taunting you. The only video that I'm going to post is Kristen's reaction to the surprise. The rest of it I need to edit first... there's just a LOT and it's very long.
I'm glad I checked because I would have been freaking out the whole plane ride if I thought my suitcase was being left behind!
Yup, even with Nat's freak out, it was all good! And I LOVE the dash games... they are the best apps ever. So entertaining.

Aussiesalad
09-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Woah blown away by your sneaky planning skills! You did so well to keep it all on the down low :thumbsup2
It was such an elaborate plan, very impressive!

Your nails are adorbs! So creative!

Awwhhh I love the pic of the mums at the airport <3

Oh my gosh the same thing happened to me with a bag at the airport years ago on my way to Europe, and I was freaking out and trying to bang on the glass for ages before I talked to the lady at the desk! What are the odds? I was having a heart attack, and even after they assured me it wasn't I wasn't convinced until I saw it at the other end. They really need to put those bags somewhere else! Or have a big sign saying "Not your bag, calm down!" haha

Lifelong_Dreamer
09-18-2011, 09:23 PM
Love your enthusiasm, it really shows in the pictures!

I also love that you have Disney colouring books, awesome! :thumbsup2

ronnmel
09-18-2011, 09:43 PM
I love reading all about how this surprise trip came through. Very interesting! Can't wait to read about the actual surprise. :woohoo:

Love the spray painted t-shirt. Very cute! :cutie: Your painted nails are very awesome as well.

Am I suppose to be able to see videos in your airport update? Or just pictures?

I love how much you love Disney and especially how much you own it, even around other teenagers. :wizard:

Going to Disney is always a very exciting event. Going on your first trip without your parents is also a special thing. Combine those two with surprising your friend AT Disney, and no wonder you girls were skipping through the airport.:cool1:

Disneyfreak508
09-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Woah blown away by your sneaky planning skills! You did so well to keep it all on the down low :thumbsup2
It was such an elaborate plan, very impressive!

Your nails are adorbs! So creative!

Awwhhh I love the pic of the mums at the airport <3

Oh my gosh the same thing happened to me with a bag at the airport years ago on my way to Europe, and I was freaking out and trying to bang on the glass for ages before I talked to the lady at the desk! What are the odds? I was having a heart attack, and even after they assured me it wasn't I wasn't convinced until I saw it at the other end. They really need to put those bags somewhere else! Or have a big sign saying "Not your bag, calm down!" haha

Haha oh thank you! - takes bow - :laughing:
Thank you very much! They're inspired by only the greatest films and attractions of all time ;)
I love that picture too! Our mothers are precious.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has done that before! hahaha they really do need a sign!

Love your enthusiasm, it really shows in the pictures!

I also love that you have Disney colouring books, awesome! :thumbsup2

Thank you :) I am very enthusiastic about Disney. I think we all are :rotfl:
And oh thanks... i have quite a few. They're pretty cool if I do say so myself. :cool2:

I love reading all about how this surprise trip came through. Very interesting! Can't wait to read about the actual surprise. :woohoo:

Love the spray painted t-shirt. Very cute! :cutie: Your painted nails are very awesome as well.

Am I suppose to be able to see videos in your airport update? Or just pictures?

I love how much you love Disney and especially how much you own it, even around other teenagers. :wizard:

Going to Disney is always a very exciting event. Going on your first trip without your parents is also a special thing. Combine those two with surprising your friend AT Disney, and no wonder you girls were skipping through the airport.:cool1:

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks and thanks! We were really getting in the spirit!
No, I'm not posting any videos yet. I was just mentioning them haha. I will eventually post them all once I edit them.. but that may not be for a very long time. They're very long and it's going to be quite a project :laughing:
Aww thank you so much. We've basically conformed everyone in our circle of friends to be obsessed with Disney. :rotfl: Oh well. I'm even showing off my love of Disney at college in my dorm. We've just gotten very used to being open about it haha
And YEAHH it was a huge trip! I'm glad I documented basically every moment!

cp'ersmom
09-18-2011, 10:51 PM
I'm hooked. I was there the week before you to celebrate my daughter's (an ex CP) 21st birthday. Can't wait to hear about the surprise!

Merida
09-19-2011, 12:36 AM
Thank you! It was quite a process!
And aww thank you! Yeah, I like the blue on the background of the castle because it reminds me of the title before the movie screen with the white castle, if you know what I'm talking about? Where the little arch goes over the castle lol
I actually love the brand "Sinful Colors." They only cost $1.99 a bottle (sometimes $0.99 when they're on sale!) so I basically have an entire basket full of them! I basically have collected them all! They're pretty inexpensive but they are good quality! So it works out very nicely!
Haha that's totally okay! Yeah, I don't use those ones.. i find avatars on other sights and import them in usually. But I do that too with the picture thing LOL. That's okay though.

The castle introduction is always my favorite part of the movie - I love waiting for things, though! The feeling of anticipation and being all goose-bump-y and not disappointed by a movie (looking at you, Home on the Range).

Cheap things are amazing to collect, except I still end up spending so much money (Apple App store is too addicting). Also, I think I have stubby fingers so I feel like painted nails look weird on me but I love seeing everyone else's creativity!

I love the Dash series! There's a spa one that's similar (Sally's Spa, says my iphone) that I really like too, partly because I'm a lot better at it compared to the Dash series! Plus I think it has better graphics and I'm a sucker for a pretty game.

You have very cute luggage! I need to find some eventually - and a coloring book. Love coloring, though I always go back and forth on colored pencils v. crayons and ~creative~ coloring v. accurate costuming.

Winnie the Goof
09-19-2011, 01:29 AM
Southwest has pita chips?! Yum, I might start flying again.

Sleeplessness before Disney...I know that feeling. It could be a poem:
"Twas the night before Disney,
And all through the house,
I'm pacing restlessly
'CAUSE I'M GONNA SEE MICKEY MOUSE!"

I'm glad you like my Pooh signature. Thank you.

okw19
09-19-2011, 09:11 AM
Yay for 2 updates for me to read with my morning coffee. :)
I loved the one post PTR. I would be dying if I had to keep a secret that big!
Departure day sounded great, what yummy snacks on the plane. Last time I flew I got some stale cookies. :rotfl:

Kelliroo3
09-19-2011, 11:06 AM
Yay another TR! I always enjoy your reports, so fun!! It's amazing that you have friends who love Disney as much as you do!! You're so lucky...my friends just don't understand. At least I have my parents though!!

I can't wait to hear more. :goodvibes

Jazzabelle508
09-19-2011, 11:31 AM
So I don't think i got a chance to comment on either of your updates yesterday so i will just comment on both of them now.

Wow, your surprise plan was very elaborate. Very impressive and you obviously did a great job of covering your tracks.

Sad your one friend couldn't come but it sounds like the rest of you still had an amazing time.

I remember the one time my parents surprised me with a disney trip. They had to do all of the planning while i was out of the house. They told me they had a special surprise for a few of our advent calendar activities since the trip was in december. So basically the entire holiday season i was trying to figure out what they were talking about (i don't mind surprises but i prefer knowing and being behind the surprise. They told me on the day of the trip we were going to the airport to meet my grandmother for breakfest while she was at our local airport for our layover. I kept asking questions about how we would get into the airport and past security. They kept answering with vauge reponses. When we got to the airport i mentioned how weird it was to not be going to disney and still be at the airport and then mentioned a disney trip i was going on that spring. we past by the airport sign right at the main entrance and my mom said "make a wish", which was weird but i let it go. I looked in the back seat to see if there was any chance we were going to disney and since our trunk cover was up i couldn't see anything which once again i didn't think anything about. I got out of the car and started to walk in the airport and then got stopped by my mom who told me to put on these mickey santa ears, my crocs (which i'm personally not a fan of), and a lighter jacket. I was just really confused but i did everything she asked. once everything was on she told me "Were not visiting grammy at the airport, were going to disney world!" It took me a while to register what had just happened but eventually I realized what was happening. I should have seen the signs but since i am kind of gulible it worked.

Anyway, back to your TR. Sounds like everything went really well and you got everything done that you wanted to get done before disney, which is good!

I totally can relate to the "I'm 2 excited to sleep" feeling. I get that feeling before anything that is super exciting, like disney.

I like how you remember exactly what time you left the house and exactly what time you got there.

Cute pics of you and nat being super excited about disney!

I would have totally been freaking out if i were in the luggage situation. I am really paranoid about that kind of thing because one time our luggage had been tagged with the wrong name and we had to chase down the luggage and get the right info on it. Luckily the other person was also going to orlando but that still would have been bad if we thought we had our own luggage and we ended up having the other person's luggage.

Love the coloring books. I personally love to color! So many people my senior year of high school, and really in college as well, have really loved to color.

Can't wait for more popcorn::

Disneyfreak508
09-19-2011, 12:20 PM
The castle introduction is always my favorite part of the movie - I love waiting for things, though! The feeling of anticipation and being all goose-bump-y and not disappointed by a movie (looking at you, Home on the Range).

Cheap things are amazing to collect, except I still end up spending so much money (Apple App store is too addicting). Also, I think I have stubby fingers so I feel like painted nails look weird on me but I love seeing everyone else's creativity!

I love the Dash series! There's a spa one that's similar (Sally's Spa, says my iphone) that I really like too, partly because I'm a lot better at it compared to the Dash series! Plus I think it has better graphics and I'm a sucker for a pretty game.

You have very cute luggage! I need to find some eventually - and a coloring book. Love coloring, though I always go back and forth on colored pencils v. crayons and ~creative~ coloring v. accurate costuming.

Haha I LOVE that part of the movie. Especially the new one they have. I always yell "THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART!!!"
Haha aww well grow your nails longer! They'd look nice :) And yeah... they are fun to collect. I mean it adds up.. but it's not that bad.
I'm gonna look into that spa game... it sounds fun hahaha
Thank you! And I love coloring too! It's one of those things that never get old.

Southwest has pita chips?! Yum, I might start flying again.

Sleeplessness before Disney...I know that feeling. It could be a poem:
"Twas the night before Disney,
And all through the house,
I'm pacing restlessly
'CAUSE I'M GONNA SEE MICKEY MOUSE!"

I'm glad you like my Pooh signature. Thank you.

Haha that's always a good reading to reevaluate your mode of transportation :laughing:
That poem was beautiful. SO TRUE.
And you're welcome!

Yay for 2 updates for me to read with my morning coffee. :)
I loved the one post PTR. I would be dying if I had to keep a secret that big!
Departure day sounded great, what yummy snacks on the plane. Last time I flew I got some stale cookies. :rotfl:

Yay! I hope you enjoyed them.
Thank you! Haha I know... it was the hardest secret I've ever had to keep in my life!
It was such an exciting day! Actually... one month ago today we went to Disney! Aww that's sad. I miss it :laughing: But aww wahh stale cookies are no fun!

Yay another TR! I always enjoy your reports, so fun!! It's amazing that you have friends who love Disney as much as you do!! You're so lucky...my friends just don't understand. At least I have my parents though!!

I can't wait to hear more. :goodvibes

Yay! Thank you! I am so happy all of my friends love Disney... it makes life a lot easier. We all are just insane together :rotfl: At least you do have your parents... that DEFINITELY helps!

So I don't think i got a chance to comment on either of your updates yesterday so i will just comment on both of them now.

Wow, your surprise plan was very elaborate. Very impressive and you obviously did a great job of covering your tracks.

Sad your one friend couldn't come but it sounds like the rest of you still had an amazing time.

I remember the one time my parents surprised me with a disney trip. They had to do all of the planning while i was out of the house. They told me they had a special surprise for a few of our advent calendar activities since the trip was in december. So basically the entire holiday season i was trying to figure out what they were talking about (i don't mind surprises but i prefer knowing and being behind the surprise. They told me on the day of the trip we were going to the airport to meet my grandmother for breakfest while she was at our local airport for our layover. I kept asking questions about how we would get into the airport and past security. They kept answering with vauge reponses. When we got to the airport i mentioned how weird it was to not be going to disney and still be at the airport and then mentioned a disney trip i was going on that spring. we past by the airport sign right at the main entrance and my mom said "make a wish", which was weird but i let it go. I looked in the back seat to see if there was any chance we were going to disney and since our trunk cover was up i couldn't see anything which once again i didn't think anything about. I got out of the car and started to walk in the airport and then got stopped by my mom who told me to put on these mickey santa ears, my crocs (which i'm personally not a fan of), and a lighter jacket. I was just really confused but i did everything she asked. once everything was on she told me "Were not visiting grammy at the airport, were going to disney world!" It took me a while to register what had just happened but eventually I realized what was happening. I should have seen the signs but since i am kind of gulible it worked.

Anyway, back to your TR. Sounds like everything went really well and you got everything done that you wanted to get done before disney, which is good!

I totally can relate to the "I'm 2 excited to sleep" feeling. I get that feeling before anything that is super exciting, like disney.

I like how you remember exactly what time you left the house and exactly what time you got there.

Cute pics of you and nat being super excited about disney!

I would have totally been freaking out if i were in the luggage situation. I am really paranoid about that kind of thing because one time our luggage had been tagged with the wrong name and we had to chase down the luggage and get the right info on it. Luckily the other person was also going to orlando but that still would have been bad if we thought we had our own luggage and we ended up having the other person's luggage.

Love the coloring books. I personally love to color! So many people my senior year of high school, and really in college as well, have really loved to color.

Can't wait for more popcorn::

Thank you!
That is such a cute story about you being surprised! :) I love it! That is one type of trip I have never had... my parents have never surprised me. I have always wanted them to... but I think they need me to plan it so it'll probably never happen :laughing: I will definitely pull surprises like that for my kids someday, though! So cute!
Haha yeah I write down these things in my TR. I don't *actually* remember them. :laughing:
Thank you!
And ughh I know. Luggage can be complicated.. I know how you feel about it getting mixed up. Similar things have happened to me before. No fun!
And yes, I feel like everyone loves to color. It's great!

foodrocksluver
09-19-2011, 01:29 PM
I love love love your nails! How on earth do you get them to look so good?!
And I love love love this TR already and you're not even finished with the arrival day yet!

25 days until I get to return to the promise land. Thank goodness I can live through you until it's time :hug:

lovingdisneyworldSIM
09-19-2011, 02:05 PM
OMG i love your posts i cant wait for your next trip to disneyworld:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana ::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:: banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:i will soon be putting mine up:woohoo:

appletini
09-19-2011, 04:46 PM
Luv yer reports, read them all so far :cool1: You might want to rethink yer Major, you've an exceptional talent for writing. Very well balanced reports with pics and story. The food pics make me :banana: - now I need some Disney food :rotfl2: Trying to plan a surprise trip for the fam for next year. My DD's love yer nails, now they want them :goodvibes Keep up the great work, looking forward to more :thumbsup2

sue_88
09-19-2011, 07:01 PM
What a great update! I love all the details.
I have a disney coloring book too!!
(and I listened to disney music at work today!)

ppoe65
09-19-2011, 07:27 PM
I am truly enjoying your TR, as I have your others...Waiting to read more....Thanks

PrincessMaggie618
09-19-2011, 08:01 PM
I remember seeing on Facebook yours and Nat's statuses about not being able to sleep (I was confused at the time) but now it makes sense :) hahaha

woahh you were taking food pictures before you even got to Disney? I was surprised there was no Tim Horton's pic haha :) And Nat, fashionably late hahaha that's why I usually drive her places, JK! And Kel <3 She really loved that guy on the plane didn't she?
Anxiously waiting for the real life update ;)

xoktenox
09-19-2011, 09:23 PM
So, I read your update last night but then got off my laptop lol

First things first, RAISIN NUT BRAN IS AMAZING. You're right, no one really knows about it but, when I open the cabinet in the morning and see my mom bought Raisin Nut Bran it honestly makes my day lol

You and Nat are so cute at the airport! :cutie: It's great that you have such amazing friends that are as into Disney as you are. I don't have friends like that but at least I have my fiance! I transformed him into a Disney lover ;) :laughing:

Gotta love flying Southwest! My favorite part of it is that you can take 2 checked bags for free since I'm an extreme overpacker. I would have been FLIPPING if I thought my suitcase was the one left on the wagon thing outside!! :eek:

Caretames1
09-19-2011, 09:33 PM
I'm behind! But for a very good reason, I'm going to Disney World in 1 more day!:banana:

Love the quick PTR and the airport fun.

I can see this is going to be a fun TR!

lauren_elizabeth
09-20-2011, 12:06 PM
A BIG YES to everything Kristen (xoktenox) said! She nailed it. :thumbsup2

I bet the anticipation on the flight to Orlando was killing yall! I would have been so antsy.

And I must say, I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! It's gorgeous!

Disneyfreak508
09-20-2011, 10:50 PM
I love love love your nails! How on earth do you get them to look so good?!
And I love love love this TR already and you're not even finished with the arrival day yet!

25 days until I get to return to the promise land. Thank goodness I can live through you until it's time :hug:

Thank you!! Well... we looked up designs online. Then we used regular nail polish, thin brush nail polish, a black nail pen, tooth picks, and paintbrushes... and somehow they came out pretty decent! I'm glad you like them!
Thank you so much! Hopefully I'll be able to update soon!
AHHH 25 days is nothin'! You're gonna be there so soon! Have a magical trip! And I'm glad I can help you get through these dragging days!

OMG i love your posts i cant wait for your next trip to disneyworld:banana::banana::banana::banana:i will soon be putting mine up:woohoo:

Thank you! I have lots of fun stories and pictures to share! I'm glad you're excited!

Luv yer reports, read them all so far :cool1: You might want to rethink yer Major, you've an exceptional talent for writing. Very well balanced reports with pics and story. The food pics make me :banana: - now I need some Disney food :rotfl2: Trying to plan a surprise trip for the fam for next year. My DD's love yer nails, now they want them :goodvibes Keep up the great work, looking forward to more :thumbsup2

Thank you so much! Aww that's really nice! :) Thank you. I actually wanted to be a writer when I was little haha. We'll see where life takes me!
I know... food pictures make me crave Disney food SO MUCH. I really want some right now haha
Oh my gosh that would be so cute! I hope you can get the trip planned!
And aww well feel free to model after any of our designs! I used regular nail polish, thin tip nail polish (mostly black and white), a black nail pen, tooth picks and paintbrushes haha. They were QUITE a project though!
Thank you! Will do!

What a great update! I love all the details.
I have a disney coloring book too!!
(and I listened to disney music at work today!)

Thank you! And haha that's the way to be! I'm very proud!

I am truly enjoying your TR, as I have your others...Waiting to read more....Thanks

Thank you so much! I will try and update soon!

I remember seeing on Facebook yours and Nat's statuses about not being able to sleep (I was confused at the time) but now it makes sense :) hahaha

woahh you were taking food pictures before you even got to Disney? I was surprised there was no Tim Horton's pic haha :) And Nat, fashionably late hahaha that's why I usually drive her places, JK! And Kel <3 She really loved that guy on the plane didn't she?
Anxiously waiting for the real life update ;)

Haha aww now everything makes sense! SURPRISE!
Yes, I was. I'm crazy, right? And I would have taken the tim horton's sandwich picture if my camera wasn't packed! You know me! ;)
LOL you're a saint for getting Nat places on time haha
And yessss she did! So did I. HELLO.
The real life update will happen once ellen posts the pictures of when me, allie, kristen, and her went to the beach! And I think Kristen's gonna write it. So it'll be up soon, hopefully!

So, I read your update last night but then got off my laptop lol

First things first, RAISIN NUT BRAN IS AMAZING. You're right, no one really knows about it but, when I open the cabinet in the morning and see my mom bought Raisin Nut Bran it honestly makes my day lol

You and Nat are so cute at the airport! :cutie: It's great that you have such amazing friends that are as into Disney as you are. I don't have friends like that but at least I have my fiance! I transformed him into a Disney lover ;) :laughing:

Gotta love flying Southwest! My favorite part of it is that you can take 2 checked bags for free since I'm an extreme overpacker. I would have been FLIPPING if I thought my suitcase was the one left on the wagon thing outside!! :eek:

I'm SO glad you like it too! Isn't it the best!? When I read your comment back last night I had to eat a bowl hahaha. It's SO GOOD!
Aww thank you! We were VERY excited. And you are extremely lucky to have a Disney Loving fiance! That'll make life a lot more magical!
I love southwest for that reason too! (and their prices are usually pretty reasonable!) And I'm glad I'm not the only one who would have done that!

I'm behind! But for a very good reason, I'm going to Disney World in 1 more day!:banana:

Love the quick PTR and the airport fun.

I can see this is going to be a fun TR!

That is TOTALLY fine! Ahhh have a magical trip! I'm so excited for you!!!
Thank you and thank you! I think it will be fun as well!

A BIG YES to everything Kristen (xoktenox) said! She nailed it. :thumbsup2

I bet the anticipation on the flight to Orlando was killing yall! I would have been so antsy.

And I must say, I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! It's gorgeous!

Yay thank you!
We were going CRAZY! Seriously I've never been that excited before. I was going nuts.
And aww thank you so much! That's so nice :)

Disneyfreak508
09-21-2011, 06:00 PM
Chapter 2: Excitement and the Magical Motor Coach
August 19th, 2011

So we just had a grand old time on our flight, chatting away and anxiously awaiting our arrival. Then suddenly, we heard the magic words:

"We will now begin our descent into the Orlando area."

HALLELUJAH! It was finally time!! We arrived at exactly 4:45 pm... which was 15 minutes earlier than we were scheduled to get there!

If there was a real life example to define the word "giddy" - we were it. We were FREAKING OUT! Happy, happy, happy :teeth:

I have been to Disney so many times and I literally don't think I've ever been this excited to arrive. (and most of you have read my other trip reports... you know I'm ALWAYS excited.) This time was just over-the-top, about to burst-at-the-seams excitement.

We were literally spazzing out. People were probably staring... and they probably thought we were insane... and that poor Dad sitting next to us probably could not WAIT to get off of the plane.

Once we got out of our seats we began jumping up and down. (do you expect anything less during this moment of tremendous enthusiasm? I think not.)

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We basically skipped out of the plane and entered the Orlando airport. SO EXCITED!

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However, this excitement was clouding up my thought process and it was hard to remember where to go once we were off the plane. So I had to stop and think. What is the logical thing to do?

Follow a family who had Disney suitcases!!

So Nat and I followed this Mother and her children to the correct area. They stopped at the bathroom on the way, so then we did too. After discreetly following them until I knew where we were, we lined up for the mini-monorail.

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We took a nice uneventful ride over to the other section of the airport.

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Do you notice how it always smells like "Florida" when you get off of that mini-monorail? I do.

We eventually got to the luggage area and we were at unloading dock #13. It took a while for the suitcases to come out... and we were getting nervous because I wasn't even sure if my suitcase was actually on the flight!

Thankfully, after about 5-7 minutes, our suitcases came out one after another. WOOHOO thank the Lord.

So our next stop was my FAVORITE part... Magical Express! And you know me.... I got lost trying to find it. AGAIN. Why am I not surprised?

We were in Terminal A and I couldn't figure out how to get to Terminal B (they all look the same!) but eventually, as tradition goes, we asked someone and they pointed us in the right direction!

We arrived at the happiest terminal on earth and we checked in! We were the first ones in line for Coronado Springs! YAY!

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After waiting for only a short period of time, a bus pulled up and it had our name on it! (Not literally. But you know.) It was a Cruise Line bus! I am partial to the actual Magical Express busses, but the cruise line ones are second best. I mean... it takes me to Disney World either way so I'm okay with it.

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We got in the FIRST ROW! And we were on the right side.

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Our "Motor Coach Operator's" name was Paul. (he specifically said "it is NOT a bus") He was very energetic, funny, and entertaining. He had an announcer kind of voice. Very Disney-esque. Good thing he's driving these "motor coaches!" I love getting "motor coach operators" who are very into the experience! It really adds to the fun!

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Paul saw how excited Nat and I were, and whenever he talked to us he would refer to us as "the first row." We were a little anxious to get there... I think he could tell.

Happy Deer:

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We departed on our "Motor Coach" and the movie began! I just about cried. That "Let the Memories Begin" section gets me every time. It's beautiful! We loved the clips were the children were being surprised with their trips to Disney... Surprises are the best!

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It started raining on our way there. Like... a Florida-in-the-middle-of-August downpour. Oh well! I don't think it phased us one bit.

Nat and I were definitely the most excited people on the bus. However, that's TOTALLY fine with me.

Because soon we were seeing this...

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And this....

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And THIS!!!!

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WELCOME TO WALT DISNEY WORLD! :yay:

And then the beautiful purple signs started appearing:

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And our first stop was CORONADO SPRINGS! Hooray, hooray, HOORAY!!!

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It's such a monumental moment of the vacation:

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We thanked Paul, got our luggage, and went inside! There was no line at check-in so we went right up!

I don't know our Cast Member's name, but she was an older woman. I didn't know if she was going to be nice or not because she looked sort of initimidating.

I gave her all of our information and waited to see where our room would be.

And of course.... she told us it would be in Ranchos.

Shoot. :headache: Kristen's family had just moved to Casitas 5, and we really wanted to be near her. Ranchos was not even close.

So I very nicely told her the situation. "We're actually vacationing with this other family and they're staying in the Casitas 5 building. Are there any rooms open at all near there?"

She told me "I can't promise anything. But I'll make a phone call."

That phone call took a while. She was talking in spanish for a bit, then she was talking in English, and Nat and I (quietly) freaked out some more. I think once the lady saw how excited we were, she lightened up a bit.

Finally she hung up the phone and told us we were all set! Casitas 5 - Floor 1. WOOHOO!

She gave Nat a birthday button (since Nat's birthday is only 4 days after we leave. We were celebrating.) She also liked my nails! And she thought we were funny because we were so excited. So yay. She may have seemed stern at the beginning, but by the end of check-in, she liked us!

WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO OUR NEW HOME!

Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42754228&postcount=149)

Disneyfreak616
09-21-2011, 07:11 PM
The Hallelujah Chorus! :P hahaha.

P.S. I made Nat read the other updates in Ms. Skrzyniecki's room todayy. :thumbsup2

I did the exact same thing. That elusive Magical Express.

A CRUISE BUS!!!!!!! YAYYY!

DEER.

I GOT SURPRISED ON MY TRIP TO DISNEY!!! Send our video innn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAYYYYYY!!! The gates of Heaven. Beautiful. :worship:

I am SO glad Casitas 5 worked out! That was perfect!

YAY I'm so glad you updated. I am putting off my Wegmans sub for this. It's THAT good. The trip report I mean...well both...okay I'm gonna stop before I confuse you even more...GREAT update!

Cat0727
09-21-2011, 08:50 PM
I loveee how you girls were so excited! :yay: I am getting so excited for my trip next month! Only 39 more days now!

Haha I totally get what you mean about the terminals! Every time I land at MCO in terminal A I get a little nervous trying to remember how to get to the ME counter! One time my sister and I walked all the way down of what I thought was the right level before I realized we were in the wrong terminal- :rotfl: My sister was like, didn't you just do this 4 months ago? Lol!

IheartDDuck
09-21-2011, 09:01 PM
Yay, you guys arrived!

Okay, I know exactly what you mean about it smelling like Florida when you get off the mini-monorail. I just love it!

What great pixie dust you got having your room changed to the building every one else was in. I can't wait to hear about the surprise. :goodvibes

basketkat
09-21-2011, 10:56 PM
Yeah for arriving!!! I can't wait to be on that motor coach on Friday...heading to CSR!!! Hopefully I get a cheerful person at check in! ;)

Lifelong_Dreamer
09-22-2011, 01:00 AM
So glad that you got the room in Casitas 5, great building!

Jazzabelle508
09-22-2011, 01:45 AM
I love when we are landing in orlando. I get super excited and then try to figure out exactly when we landed. I also like trying to see if i see disney world from the plane. On my last trip the plane had to do a u-turn because it went 2 far south so for the first time ever we saw disney from the plane. we saw the swan and dolphin and spaceship earth. I was freaking out i was so excited!

You guys were obviously excited because i noticed you both were making your deer face! It is definitely a good thing!:thumbsup2

Lol at following the one family to the monorail. I would have done the same thing. Sometimes where the plane lands can throw me off because my sense of direction is thrown off. :confused3

glad you found your way around the airport. :dance3:

I LOVE passing through the Disney Gates :) Nothing like seeing signs saying your heading towards disney/Approaching Disney, and of course those awesome disney street signs (I get very child-like when i see those signs). I always begin to countdown as i'm approaching the magical disney gates as well.

Love how everyone fed off of how excited you were. :love:

Nice that you managed to get a room near kristen. :banana::banana::banana:

can't wait for more popcorn::

mike the canuck
09-22-2011, 05:53 AM
Excitied to follow along! :) It really helps kill time at work. lol

Enchanted88
09-22-2011, 07:28 AM
Great update!:thumbsup2 You guys looked soooo excited!! Love that!! I would have been bursting with excitement as well!! I looooove surprises!!
That's awesome that you got the same building as Kristin and family!! Pixie Dust!!:wizard:
I can't wait to read more!:)

LilAnn
09-22-2011, 08:53 AM
Ack! I go away for a bit on the boards and totally missed the start of this TR! I can not wait to read all about it. Marking my place so I can come back and catch up. So excited to hear about all the fun and surprises.

lts5
09-22-2011, 09:22 AM
:cool1: just read your updates,, and subbing... I love your reaction to everything, and how excited you get,,, reminds so much of my daughter... cant wait to read more! :banana:

okw19
09-22-2011, 09:55 AM
The mini-monorail is amazing, it makes me feel like I'm really there in Orlando!
That's so awesome that you were moved to Casitas!! Luck seems to be on your side this trip.

lauren_elizabeth
09-22-2011, 11:14 AM
You & Nat sat in the same exact spot on the ME bus that we did on our trip in June! YAY FOR THE FRONT ROW! :goodvibes:woohoo:

Pulling up to the resort at the beginning of the vacation is one of the best parts. I love it!

That's so awesome that the cast member was able to put yall in the same building as Kristen! WOO HOO!!! :cool1:

hotmamac
09-22-2011, 12:33 PM
WOW!! Another trip report!?! :lovestruc

And according to the list I think there may be one or two I missed.

I'm frumping along on this one!!! Can't wait to read more!:cool1:

Disneyfreak508
09-22-2011, 01:08 PM
The Hallelujah Chorus! :P hahaha.

P.S. I made Nat read the other updates in Ms. Skrzyniecki's room todayy.

I did the exact same thing. That elusive Magical Express.

A CRUISE BUS!!!!!!! YAYYY!

DEER.

I GOT SURPRISED ON MY TRIP TO DISNEY!!! Send our video innn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAYYYYYY!!! The gates of Heaven. Beautiful.

I am SO glad Casitas 5 worked out! That was perfect!

YAY I'm so glad you updated. I am putting off my Wegmans sub for this. It's THAT good. The trip report I mean...well both...okay I'm gonna stop before I confuse you even more...GREAT update!

Haha I'm glad she finally read them! She needs to keep up with this thing! She's a star! :laughing:
Hahaha I soooo should send the video in :rotfl: It's really cute. I just edited that part a few nights ago.
I am SO glad we got in Casitas 5 too!
LOL dang. I feel honored. I hope your sub was good. I love wegman's :love: Thank you!

I loveee how you girls were so excited! :yay: I am getting so excited for my trip next month! Only 39 more days now!

Haha I totally get what you mean about the terminals! Every time I land at MCO in terminal A I get a little nervous trying to remember how to get to the ME counter! One time my sister and I walked all the way down of what I thought was the right level before I realized we were in the wrong terminal. My sister was like, didn't you just do this 4 months ago? Lol!

YAY lucky! 39 days seems like nothing compared to my 93! :rotfl:
I'm glad you understand! I'm pretty sure we did that exact same thing on this trip. It looks the same but it's the wrong terminal. Oh well. Fail. It's hard to remember.

Yay, you guys arrived!

Okay, I know exactly what you mean about it smelling like Florida when you get off the mini-monorail. I just love it!

What great pixie dust you got having your room changed to the building every one else was in. I can't wait to hear about the surprise.

Yay! I'm glad you understand lol
I was so happy that worked out! Only an update or two left until the surprise! WOOHOO!

Yeah for arriving!!! I can't wait to be on that motor coach on Friday...heading to CSR!!! Hopefully I get a cheerful person at check in!

Yay! Ahh I'm so excited for you! LUCKY! You're gonna love it! AHH FRIDAY IS TOMORROW! You must be freaking out. Have a magical time! :wizard:

So glad that you got the room in Casitas 5, great building!

It really was! Thanks! :)

I love when we are landing in orlando. I get super excited and then try to figure out exactly when we landed. I also like trying to see if i see disney world from the plane. On my last trip the plane had to do a u-turn because it went 2 far south so for the first time ever we saw disney from the plane. we saw the swan and dolphin and spaceship earth. I was freaking out i was so excited!

You guys were obviously excited because i noticed you both were making your deer face! It is definitely a good thing!

Lol at following the one family to the monorail. I would have done the same thing. Sometimes where the plane lands can throw me off because my sense of direction is thrown off.

glad you found your way around the airport.

I LOVE passing through the Disney Gates. Nothing like seeing signs saying your heading towards disney/Approaching Disney, and of course those awesome disney street signs (I get very child-like when i see those signs). I always begin to countdown as i'm approaching the magical disney gates as well.

Love how everyone fed off of how excited you were. :love:

Nice that you managed to get a room near kristen. :banana::banana::banana:

can't wait for more popcorn::

I know the plane never flies over Disney because we're coming from the opposite direction! I always used to look for Disney when I was little and then I figured out that you can't see it from the plane. oh well.
Haha Deer Face = VERY EXCITED :banana:
I completely understand. They're like the gates of heaven on earth!
And yay for Casitas! That worked out so nicely.

Excitied to follow along! :) It really helps kill time at work. lol

Thanks for being here! LOL I'm glad I can entertain you during your work day.

Great update!:thumbsup2 You guys looked soooo excited!! Love that!! I would have been bursting with excitement as well!! I looooove surprises!!
That's awesome that you got the same building as Kristin and family!! Pixie Dust!!:wizard:
I can't wait to read more!:)

We really were! Thanks! We could not contain ourselves.
It was wonderful how that all worked out! So convenient.
Thanks!

Ack! I go away for a bit on the boards and totally missed the start of this TR! I can not wait to read all about it. Marking my place so I can come back and catch up. So excited to hear about all the fun and surprises.

Ahh well don't worry - the TR is here for you to read at any time! I hope you enjoy it!

:cool1: just read your updates,, and subbing... I love your reaction to everything, and how excited you get,,, reminds so much of my daughter... cant wait to read more! :banana:

Yay thank you!! I'm glad you're enjoying :)

The mini-monorail is amazing, it makes me feel like I'm really there in Orlando!
That's so awesome that you were moved to Casitas!! Luck seems to be on your side this trip.

I know exactly what you mean!
It really was! It was definitely a trip full of pixie dust :wizard:

You & Nat sat in the same exact spot on the ME bus that we did on our trip in June! YAY FOR THE FRONT ROW! :goodvibes:woohoo:

Pulling up to the resort at the beginning of the vacation is one of the best parts. I love it!

That's so awesome that the cast member was able to put yall in the same building as Kristen! WOO HOO!!! :cool1:

YAY that is the best seat ever!
I know it is! I love it so so much!
That was so happy! I'm glad it worked out! YAYY!

Disneyfreak508
09-22-2011, 01:12 PM
WOW!! Another trip report!?! :lovestruc

And according to the list I think there may be one or two I missed.

I'm frumping along on this one!!! Can't wait to read more!:cool1:

Welcome, welcome!
Haha well feel free to read them any time! I just added Kristen's and Allie's to the list in case you all were interested! And of course I put my own in there too.
I'm glad you're here and frumpin' it! :thumbsup2 More is on it's way soon!

princessallie
09-22-2011, 03:22 PM
"Do you notice how it always smells like "Florida" when you get off of that mini-monorail? I do." <--LOL. Yes I DO!

You guys are precioussss <3 "Follow the Disney suitcases!" Motorcoach :) LOVE.

So glad you got your room switched!

Disneyfreak508
09-22-2011, 03:39 PM
"Do you notice how it always smells like "Florida" when you get off of that mini-monorail? I do." <--LOL. Yes I DO!

You guys are precioussss <3 "Follow the Disney suitcases!" Motorcoach :) LOVE.

So glad you got your room switched!

Hahaha I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Thank you! LOL that's the way to go :rotfl:
Me too!! :)
Miss you princess! :goodvibes

xoktenox
09-22-2011, 04:15 PM
Ahh you made it!! :banana:

The feeling of getting on to Disney property and finally seeing those purple signs is indescribable! However, you do such a good job of conveying that feeling! I can feel the excitement in your words...if that makes any sense lol

Coronado looks like such a beautiful resort! Great that it was the first DME stop!

MarieTheCat24
09-22-2011, 07:28 PM
Whoa. I am insanely behind again. I really need to do a better job of keeping up. :rotfl:

The Pre-Trip Report:
I love that this trip was inspired by Disney pizza. It's so fitting.

Gosh, I miss devising elaborate plans with my friends to get something we want from our parents. It was always good times.

BRAVO on the whole 'sneaking Kristen's ADRs' thing. Your sneaking skills are truly impressive. :worship:

I love your t-shirts! It's so cool that you were all able to have them made. I also love your Disney nails. Especially Space Mountain. It's awesome.

I think I've said this a million times before, but you all have such fabulous hair. I'm having major hair envy.

Chapter 1:
AHHH! I love that 'I'm going to be at WDW TODAY!' feeling. :cloud9:

I love that you worked out before you left. That's dedication, girl. My lazy self would've been like 'Eh, I think I'll just go sit on my but and read the Disboards for a few hours.' :laughing:

You guys looks so happy/excited! I'm getting happy/excited just from looking at the pictures! (Also, The Vampire Diaries is on soon and I'm kinda obsessed)

Coloring books are the best. As are cute boys and pita chips. OK, I guess a lot of things are the best...

Chapter 2:
HOORAY FOR ARRIVAL!!!

Following the family with Disney suitcases was an excellent plan.

Ah, the smell of Florida. It is divine.

Paul the Motor Coach Operator sounds awesome. I love fun CMs.

Sometimes when I need to smile/cry my eyes out, I watch videos of kids being surprised with trips to WDW on Youtube. I can't wait until I have children of my own to surprise.

YAY DISNEY SIGNS! YAY CSR!

I'm so glad there was a room available for y'all in Casitas 5. The Ranchos are lovely, but walking all the way to the Casitas to meet up with Kristen and Co. would have been a pain.

Merida
09-22-2011, 11:02 PM
Yay for being in the same building! I love the rooms in Coronado Springs (so clean and pretty, especially the wooden doors and the runners on the bed) and really want to stay there some time.

I think the cruise buses look so cool - on the outside. The weird fabric on the seats is always so uncomfortable! I guess they don't want to encourage people to stay on too long?

Winnie the Goof
09-22-2011, 11:35 PM
"We will now begin our descent into the orlando area."

Hallelujah! It was finally time!!
DISNEY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RrdwElnTU)

If there was a real life example to define the word "giddy" - we were it. We were freaking out! Happy, happy, happy :teeth:

I have been to disney so many times and i literally don't think i've ever been this excited to arrive. (and most of you have read my other trip reports... You know i'm always excited.) this time was just over-the-top, about to burst-at-the-seams excitement.

We were literally spazzing out. People were probably staring... And they probably thought we were insane... And that poor dad sitting next to us probably could not wait to get off of the plane.

Do you notice how it always smells like "florida" when you get off of that mini-monorail? I do.

It's got that "new Florida smell". Can you buy that in air freshener form?

No matter how many times I go to WDW, I always get more excited when I first arrive than I did last time. People probably think I'm nuts...And they would be right!

I've never been to Coronado Springs before, but the theme, decor, and the pool look incredible, judging from pictures I have seen. I'm looking forward to learning more about it through your trip report.

katt789
09-23-2011, 12:07 AM
Yay!! You guys are back again! I'm excited & here to join in! Excitrd to read more and see what adventures you have!

Aussiesalad
09-23-2011, 12:42 AM
Ahhhh the descent announcement is always so exciting to hear :)

There are so many excited and deer-like faces in your post! I love it!

Haha its always good to stalk other Disney families :thumbsup2 as long as they don't notice ...and they ARE in fact going to ME...otherwise it can get awkward...

Mmmmm the Florida smell is great! Same with seeing all the palm trees, i am convinced they are what is giving off that magical smell.. I mean they are just so great!

Good ol' Paul, making the Motor Coach trip that much more magical. High fives for him!

Yay glad you got your room moved! What a relief :goodvibes

Disneyfreak508
09-23-2011, 12:07 PM
Ahh you made it!! :banana:

The feeling of getting on to Disney property and finally seeing those purple signs is indescribable! However, you do such a good job of conveying that feeling! I can feel the excitement in your words...if that makes any sense lol

Coronado looks like such a beautiful resort! Great that it was the first DME stop!

YAY FINALLY!
I totally agree :) But I'm glad I could do it a justice. Haha yes that makes sense - I'm glad you can!
It is a really nice spot, and it's so conveniently located on the ME route. Woohoo!

Whoa. I am insanely behind again. I really need to do a better job of keeping up. :rotfl:

The Pre-Trip Report:
I love that this trip was inspired by Disney pizza. It's so fitting.

Gosh, I miss devising elaborate plans with my friends to get something we want from our parents. It was always good times.

BRAVO on the whole 'sneaking Kristen's ADRs' thing. Your sneaking skills are truly impressive. :worship:

I love your t-shirts! It's so cool that you were all able to have them made. I also love your Disney nails. Especially Space Mountain. It's awesome.

I think I've said this a million times before, but you all have such fabulous hair. I'm having major hair envy.

Chapter 1:
AHHH! I love that 'I'm going to be at WDW TODAY!' feeling. :cloud9:

I love that you worked out before you left. That's dedication, girl. My lazy self would've been like 'Eh, I think I'll just go sit on my but and read the Disboards for a few hours.' :laughing:

You guys looks so happy/excited! I'm getting happy/excited just from looking at the pictures! (Also, The Vampire Diaries is on soon and I'm kinda obsessed)

Coloring books are the best. As are cute boys and pita chips. OK, I guess a lot of things are the best...

Chapter 2:
HOORAY FOR ARRIVAL!!!

Following the family with Disney suitcases was an excellent plan.

Ah, the smell of Florida. It is divine.

Paul the Motor Coach Operator sounds awesome. I love fun CMs.

Sometimes when I need to smile/cry my eyes out, I watch videos of kids being surprised with trips to WDW on Youtube. I can't wait until I have children of my own to surprise.

YAY DISNEY SIGNS! YAY CSR!

I'm so glad there was a room available for y'all in Casitas 5. The Ranchos are lovely, but walking all the way to the Casitas to meet up with Kristen and Co. would have been a pain.

:) No worries! As long as you're here and enjoying yourself, you may read at whatever pace you would like!


The Pre-Trip Report:
- Hahaha the pizza inspired trip. So frumpy.
- Aww I know... it's always fun. The best part is when they say "yes" and then you get to freak out.
- Thank you, thank you - takes bow - I really am not a mischievous person, but when it comes to disney and surprises, I will be as sneaky as I need to be.
- Thank you! We went all out with our clothing and our nails. So girly :rotfl:
- Aww thank you!

Chapter 1:
- I love it too!!
- Hahaha I usually am the lazy one.. I don't know what came over me. :rotfl:
- LOL I'm glad our pictures made you happy!
- Yeah all of those things are pretty fantastic.

Chapter 2:
- HOORAY!
- Oh thanks. Once again, I was being sneaky by following them. I just needed to get to Disney okay!?! :lmao:
- Mmm Florida
- I love fun CM's too!!
- Haha I totally agree... I need to have children for the sole reason of being able to take them to disney and have good 'ol family vacations.
- I agree. It worked out perfectly!!

Yay for being in the same building! I love the rooms in Coronado Springs (so clean and pretty, especially the wooden doors and the runners on the bed) and really want to stay there some time.

I think the cruise buses look so cool - on the outside. The weird fabric on the seats is always so uncomfortable! I guess they don't want to encourage people to stay on too long?

Yay! Tat was lovely. I love them too, they're beautiful. That was my first time staying at CSR and I was very happy with it!
I do like the cruise busses! They're cute. The regular ME ones are better.. even though the fabric is the same material haha

DISNEY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RrdwElnTU)


It's got that "new Florida smell". Can you buy that in air freshener form?

No matter how many times I go to WDW, I always get more excited when I first arrive than I did last time. People probably think I'm nuts...And they would be right!

I've never been to Coronado Springs before, but the theme, decor, and the pool look incredible, judging from pictures I have seen. I'm looking forward to learning more about it through your trip report.

:rotfl2: You're awesome.
I seriously would LOVE an air freshener in that form. They need to bottle up Disney scents and sell them. Like the Florida Smell, the Disney water smell, the smell of The Land, etc.
Haha I say if you're that enthusiastic about something, why be ashamed to go crazy!? :thumbsup2
It is really beautiful. I have more pictures coming up so you'll see them soon!

Yay!! You guys are back again! I'm excited & here to join in! Excitrd to read more and see what adventures you have!

Woohoo yes we are! Thank you for being here and I can't wait to share all of the fun stories with you guys!

Ahhhh the descent announcement is always so exciting to hear :)

There are so many excited and deer-like faces in your post! I love it!

Haha its always good to stalk other Disney families :thumbsup2 as long as they don't notice ...and they ARE in fact going to ME...otherwise it can get awkward...

Mmmmm the Florida smell is great! Same with seeing all the palm trees, i am convinced they are what is giving off that magical smell.. I mean they are just so great!

Good ol' Paul, making the Motor Coach trip that much more magical. High fives for him!

Yay glad you got your room moved! What a relief :goodvibes

I agree!!
There are going to be SO MANY deer faces in this TR. Be prepared :laughing:
Hahaha yes, that would have been an awkward situation. That's why it is important to choose the right disney-bound family!
I love everything about Florida! I totally know what you mean!
Haha heck yes! Yay for paul!
Seriously - what a magical day!

disneyhockeymad
09-23-2011, 04:38 PM
Ok so after a month of my internet crashing (ultimate depression!) I'm finally back on track and have caught up with your TRs! Loved the end of your last one, your mother daughter trip sounded absolutely amazing, I'm definitely suggesting that to my mum!

I am also so excited about this surprise trip! I can't imagine Kristen's face when you turned up, I'd love it if someone did that for me! Seeing your excitement in MCO reminds me of me! My parents get so embarrassed when I'm jumping about with joy but you just can't contain it! Love it! :) Looking forward to reading more!

jennyf2
09-23-2011, 05:09 PM
LOVE it :) Can't wait to read the rest!!!!!!

Disneyfreak508
09-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Ok so after a month of my internet crashing (ultimate depression!) I'm finally back on track and have caught up with your TRs! Loved the end of your last one, your mother daughter trip sounded absolutely amazing, I'm definitely suggesting that to my mum!

I am also so excited about this surprise trip! I can't imagine Kristen's face when you turned up, I'd love it if someone did that for me! Seeing your excitement in MCO reminds me of me! My parents get so embarrassed when I'm jumping about with joy but you just can't contain it! Love it! :) Looking forward to reading more!

Aww well welcome back! I'm glad your internet works now! Thank you very much :) I hope you get to go on one someday - they're SO fun!
Haha I can't wait to get to that update! It'll be so exciting! She sure is lucky to have such great friends ;) LOL. I agree with you... if you're excited about going to Disney... SHOW THE WORLD! :banana:

LOVE it :) Can't wait to read the rest!!!!!!

Thank you so much!! :goodvibes

JJBEAN
09-23-2011, 07:03 PM
Joining in! I have enjoyed reading your other trip reports! How fun to do Disney with friends at your age! My first trip was after I was married...it would've been fun to go during high school/college. Can't wait to read more! popcorn::

Disneyfreak508
09-24-2011, 01:06 AM
Joining in! I have enjoyed reading your other trip reports! How fun to do Disney with friends at your age! My first trip was after I was married...it would've been fun to go during high school/college. Can't wait to read more! popcorn::

Thank you so much! It was an absolute BLAST! I had such a great time! Going with your husband was probably awesome too... I can't wait till I can do that someday! :goodvibes Thanks for reading!

bbrenna
09-24-2011, 03:21 AM
Like you, I like Toy Story 3 and Tigger.

Disneyfreak508
09-24-2011, 10:45 AM
Like you, I like Toy Story 3 and Tigger.

Haha both of those are AWESOME :thumbsup2 There are a lot of Toy Story related things in this trip report... so I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

DisneyLaf
09-25-2011, 11:27 AM
It's nice to know that I am not the only Disney obsessed college student. :thumbsup2

I must admit I have set here all weekend and read ALL of you TRs instead of doing homework! I couldn't help it! They were just so darn entertaining! So I guess I'd like to say....keep um comin! :lmao:

hjones78
09-25-2011, 09:31 PM
Yay! Yay! Another trip report. I've read all of your others and Kristen's too. So I've been wondering about a report for this trip. We just decided to go Thanksgiving again this year instead of waiting until next. We are all so excited. I've made most of my ADRs for this trip based off your other trip reports. We are trying several new restaurants.

Also my daughter and I are making notes off those nails!! We are going to practice before our trip! Can't wait to read more!

Disneyfreak508
09-25-2011, 10:22 PM
It's nice to know that I am not the only Disney obsessed college student. :thumbsup2

I must admit I have set here all weekend and read ALL of you TRs instead of doing homework! I couldn't help it! They were just so darn entertaining! So I guess I'd like to say....keep um comin! :lmao:

Hahaha you are DEFINITELY not! :)
And you know what... I think that was a much better decision :rotfl: I'm working on making the movie of the trip and I decided to do that all weekend instead of my homework. So I completely understand! I will definitely keep them coming! :thumbsup2

Yay! Yay! Another trip report. I've read all of your others and Kristen's too. So I've been wondering about a report for this trip. We just decided to go Thanksgiving again this year instead of waiting until next. We are all so excited. I've made most of my ADRs for this trip based off your other trip reports. We are trying several new restaurants.

Also my daughter and I are making notes off those nails!! We are going to practice before our trip! Can't wait to read more!

Welcome, welcome! I'm glad you are enjoying. I'm so glad you're going for Thanksgiving - that's gonna be so fun! Nat (who is in this TR) is going for thanksgiving too! Ahh I'm so happy I could help you decide on some of your restaurants! Seriously, I love them all so much. And I love taking food pictures so I'm glad they helped! I hope you like all of the new ones!
Aww I'm glad you like our nails! If you do them take pictures! We would love to see them!
Have a magical trip! :wizard:

PlutosRHM55
09-25-2011, 10:43 PM
Alright so I've got to make BIG apology here... I'm SOOOOOOO sorry I'm commenting on these updates so late. School is being mean to me and doesn't give me any DIS time :headache: Then, the other fun stuff I do after school gives me less time to do the stuff I need to do for school so... well I'll just not go into everything but to make it short, I'm busy, though I'm trying to get on more often and I'm commenting now and that's all that matters (:

YAY! You guys got into Disney AHEAD of schedule, epicness!!! I can only imagine how spastic you guys were getting off that plane. If I was going to Disney to surprise a friend or for some really cool reason, I probably would've flied off the plane lol

LOL @ the whole stalk... uhh, I mean, discreet following of people with Disney suitcases ;) I can already tell your friend Nat probably has some funny stories in this TR... I'm getting excited already!

WOOT! Magical Express! <333333333 I get lost all the time too trying to find that place. Why can't it be just... there?! Life would be so much easier, seriously, at that point, I just want to be in Disney for crying out loud! GRRRR... but you found it :thumbsup2 And you got front row on your bus, though I must agree, I've usually been lucky enough to go on the ME buses most of the time, but I was on one of the DCL ones and my heart remains with the regular ME bus (thinking of this from another non-DISers perspective, I'm pretty crazy for saying my heart remains with a bus :laughing:, okay moving on...) And that's awesome you got such a great driver, I've always gotten the guys with the thick accents and I can NEVER understand them, they are nice, but I'd like to understand them thank you very much. Hopefully I'll be lucky next time to get a guy like Paul (: And I love the new Let The Memories Begin video too, so sweet :goodvibes

YAY! Officially in WDW! I love how you took a picture as you got closer and closer, so cute, makes you feel like you are actually driving up... you got that on video right? :) And then to Coronado Springs! I've always wanted to stay there, it looks so nice :teeth: That's awesome you got moved to the section Kristen was in and I think a lot of people like Casitas more generally, but what do I know? Haha

Can't wait to read more! :mickeyjum

Disneyfreak508
09-25-2011, 11:18 PM
Chapter 3: Corando... Cornoda... Colorado... Corona...?
August 19th, 2011

Did you ever notice how people can never remember the name of Coronado Springs? Hahaha seriously these are only a few variations of the name that I heard on this trip. I guess if you don't know much about Disney... I suppose it's an easy mix up. But all of these names are very humorous to a diser like me.

I mean... Corona Springs? That could be a bit iffy... especially for Disney! :lmao:

Anyways, it was time to go to our room! Aka our new home for the next 5 days!

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We left El Centro and headed towards Casitas 5! You take a left out of El Centro and just keep walking. It's not right there, but it's definitely within a reasonable walking distance.

While we were walking to our room, the rain started up again! We got POURED on. So much for those outfits we had going!

We finally got to Casitas 5 and we found our room! We had room number #5120! We were on the first floor.

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We opened the door and saw this:

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And the bathroom area:

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Opposite View:

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We found our Hidden Mickeys too! I love that about Disney Hotels.

On the blanket:

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On the body pillow:

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On the desk lamp:

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On the corner of the mirror:

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Our Towel Animal:

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And our Towel Mickey:

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Our room is so cute! We loved it!

You know what is kind of weird about the Coronado rooms? The windows are near the front doors. I'm used to the "view" being along the back wall. I think that the front window view might be a Moderate/Value thing... I think I remember Pop being the same way.

Our window with a view (of the first floor):

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Anyways... my Mother gave me the advice that "even though we would be excited, we should unpack right away because we'll be too tired to do it later!" So we unpacked.

I'm glad we did - because if I didn't do it then, I would have never had the energy! (I'm not kidding when I say "there's no sleeping in Disney." We didn't sleep.)

While we were unpacking, we watched Stacey. This was Nat's first time in a Disney resort, so this was her first "official" meeting with Stacey. She said "hi Stacey, nice to meet you!" She was very excited.

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Once we unpacked, we changed our clothes and fixed our make up. We were freakin' out. WE WERE IN DISNEY!!

We were getting hungry, though, so we decided that it was time to head towards El Centro and get some dinner.

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We went to Pepper Market! (Okay, I don't know why... but I ALWAYS say "Pepper Market" in a British accent. It's just sort of necessary.)

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It's really cool in there, and as most of you know, it's set up differently than most counter service places. You get a card, take it to the food station, decide what you want, and get it stamped. Then AFTER you eat, you take up your card and pay for it.

So I decided to get some pasta because, hey, I love pasta.

Unfortunately, it was crowded. It was taking a long time, and there were some rowdy children in front of me who did not want to stand still. However, I think I was so excited to be in Disney, it didn't really phase me. (I didn't even write it in my Trip Journal! I just remembered that now haha)

We sat down and took our first DISNEY FOOD PICTURES!

Here is my Chicken Alfredo:

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And Nat's Chicken Quesadillas:

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We were so incredibly happy to eat. We have been stalking the Disney Food Pictures thread for months, so this was pretty exciting to see it in person.

I had to remind Nat throughout the trip to pace herself when she's eating. She tends to inhale her food. :rotfl: Oh Nat. She's a frump. But it's okay, she listened. Good girl.

We got desserts too. (OBVIOUSLY!) They all looked beautiful.

I got the Strawberry Shortcake which was divine! It was similar to Sunshine Season's Strawberry Shortcake. It was very light and delicious and perfect!

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Nat got the Oreo Chocolate Cake which was really yummy, too! And it was pretty. We had our eye on that baby since the moment we walked in the restaurant.

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Alright, our stomachs were full. It was time to put plan "SURPRISE THE FRUMP" into action! Here we goooo!

Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42775440&postcount=182)

Disneyfreak508
09-25-2011, 11:30 PM
Alright so I've got to make BIG apology here... I'm SOOOOOOO sorry I'm commenting on these updates so late. School is being mean to me and doesn't give me any DIS time :headache: Then, the other fun stuff I do after school gives me less time to do the stuff I need to do for school so... well I'll just not go into everything but to make it short, I'm busy, though I'm trying to get on more often and I'm commenting now and that's all that matters (:

YAY! You guys got into Disney AHEAD of schedule, epicness!!! I can only imagine how spastic you guys were getting off that plane. If I was going to Disney to surprise a friend or for some really cool reason, I probably would've flied off the plane lol

LOL @ the whole stalk... uhh, I mean, discreet following of people with Disney suitcases ;) I can already tell your friend Nat probably has some funny stories in this TR... I'm getting excited already!

WOOT! Magical Express! <333333333 I get lost all the time too trying to find that place. Why can't it be just... there?! Life would be so much easier, seriously, at that point, I just want to be in Disney for crying out loud! GRRRR... but you found it :thumbsup2 And you got front row on your bus, though I must agree, I've usually been lucky enough to go on the ME buses most of the time, but I was on one of the DCL ones and my heart remains with the regular ME bus (thinking of this from another non-DISers perspective, I'm pretty crazy for saying my heart remains with a bus :laughing:, okay moving on...) And that's awesome you got such a great driver, I've always gotten the guys with the thick accents and I can NEVER understand them, they are nice, but I'd like to understand them thank you very much. Hopefully I'll be lucky next time to get a guy like Paul (: And I love the new Let The Memories Begin video too, so sweet :goodvibes

YAY! Officially in WDW! I love how you took a picture as you got closer and closer, so cute, makes you feel like you are actually driving up... you got that on video right? :) And then to Coronado Springs! I've always wanted to stay there, it looks so nice :teeth: That's awesome you got moved to the section Kristen was in and I think a lot of people like Casitas more generally, but what do I know? Haha

Can't wait to read more! :mickeyjum

Don't you worry! The trip report will always be here for you for whenever you have time! And LOL time for you to catch up on another update! :lmao:
Yeah we were pretty much going insane. Just wait until you see the video. :rotfl:
We have lots of stories coming your way! I'm very excited as well haha
I love getting regular ME busses! I get an assortment of all kinds.... probably because I'm there so often LOL. YEAH you're right!! I usually get foreign guys too! I am sad when I can't understand them! Paul was awesome though... and so was our driver on the way back! We really lucked out that trip.
Oh yes of course that's on the video!!
And haha I think you're right... I have heard about a lot of Casitas fans. I think Ranchos is the least liked. And I never hear about Cabanas.
Hope you enjoy the next update!

DisneyDork712
09-26-2011, 12:25 AM
I love your latest installment! I have read all of your trip reports so far! You and your friends remind me so much of me and my best friend Cathy, even down to the drooling for hours over the food pictures! We went on our Senior trip together in 2001, and we are still planning trips together!! And, yes, we get just as excited as you guys! I think Cathy and I both fit very well into the 'frump' category! lol

Can't wait to hear about the surprise!!

Aussiesalad
09-26-2011, 02:36 AM
Bahaha Corona Springs!
Ahh that first pic of Nat is priceless! I love it!:thumbsup2

I am so glad that Nat and Stacey's first meeting went so well! Its important that everyone loves and appreciates Stacey as much as she deserves ;)

Mmm Pepper Market does sound better in a British Accent... in a very British sentence .."Oh Father, do let us go to the Pepper Market. I promise we shall be ever so good.." haha

Dang rowdy kids! Good thing you were in the 'Disney first day trance'. Everything is so happy and magical when you first arrive, I love it!!

Ahhh yummmmm!!! Those pictures look so good!

Nermel9
09-26-2011, 06:10 AM
Yay, I love all of your Coronado Springs pictures, I'm staying there for a night (in 3 DAYS! :banana:) before we switch over to WL, I can't wait, it looks so pretty! :lovestruc

Awww, Nat is so cute, you can tell how excited she is! Love that she had to officially meet Stacey! :)

The Pepper Market seems so weird to me, but it looks like everything is really good there!

Disneyfreak616
09-26-2011, 08:42 AM
I LOVE the title of this update. :laughing:

YAY you're there! In your room. And all wet. That happened a lot haha. The rooms are soo pretty though I liked them a lot. The window thing is a value/mod thing though cause they don't have private balconies.

I like your view anyway :) And the convenience level to mine. Perfect!

STACE! Hahah "Hi Stacey nice to meet you." Gotta love Nat. I can like hear her saying that LOL.

Dinner. Mmmmm. I never got a chance to eat at Pepper Market...oh well. Maybe next time I stay there....whenever that may be haha. Everything looks delicious though. I want quesadillas now haha.

YAYYY FOR PLAN SURPRISE THE FRUMP!!!!!!! :yay: That's me!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

okw19
09-26-2011, 09:10 AM
Corona Springs! :rotfl: That would be a different type of resort for sure. Pepper Market always looks so yummy. I can't wait to hear more! :)

lauren_elizabeth
09-26-2011, 09:16 AM
Yay! You're in the room! The rooms at Coronado are so pretty. I love the teal and dark brown together a lot.

Pepper Market seems really neat. That chicken alfredo looks delicious! Maybe I'll make some pasta for lunch today... :rolleyes1

SO EXCITED to hear about the BIG SURPRISE!!!!!!!! :goodvibes:thumbsup2

foodrocksluver
09-26-2011, 10:14 AM
So I have this theory about Coronado Springs. It's a rain maker. Every time I've stayed there (which is always at the beginning of our trip. We are DVC members and always tend to arrive on the weekend when points are at their highest. So we stay at a moderate the first night to save our points!) it POURS for about an hour and then it gets nice and sunny again. And this hasn't happened once in a while at Coronado, it's happened EVERY SINGLE TIME we've stayed there. So naturally it would pour on you too.

The new rooms look beautiful. I think they were refurbished within the past year. I love all the hidden Mickeys!

I love the pepper market. I usually have to walk around a few times and see all the food before making a decision as to what to get. And that strawberry shortcake looked delish (but it would be my favorite dessert of all time so perhaps I'm biased).

SarahDreamsInDisney
09-26-2011, 10:45 AM
Yay you made it! The rooms looks awesome and that's great you guys got moved to Casitas. I'm requesting Casitas building 4 for my trip in 20 days. :goodvibes Can't wait to see mission: surprise swing into action...

petals
09-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Yay can't wait to see the surprise the frump update!

PrincessMaggie618
09-26-2011, 11:56 AM
AHHH your room is so adorable! So many hidden Mickeys! Hahahah Nat talked to Stacey, she looked very excited to meet her!
Oh my god, the desserts look sooooo good. Do we get Kristen's reaction in the next post!? I'm dying to see it!

Disneyfreak508
09-26-2011, 12:05 PM
I love your latest installment! I have read all of your trip reports so far! You and your friends remind me so much of me and my best friend Cathy, even down to the drooling for hours over the food pictures! We went on our Senior trip together in 2001, and we are still planning trips together!! And, yes, we get just as excited as you guys! I think Cathy and I both fit very well into the 'frump' category! lol

Can't wait to hear about the surprise!!

Thank you! And thanks for reading! That is SO cute that you guys still travel together... I'm not even kidding, that's going to be me and Kristen. I don't think we'll ever stop planning Disney trips because we're just a little obsessed. :thumbsup2 It sounds like you guys are frumps - that's AWESOME!

Bahaha Corona Springs!
Ahh that first pic of Nat is priceless! I love it!:thumbsup2

I am so glad that Nat and Stacey's first meeting went so well! Its important that everyone loves and appreciates Stacey as much as she deserves ;)

Mmm Pepper Market does sound better in a British Accent... in a very British sentence .."Oh Father, do let us go to the Pepper Market. I promise we shall be ever so good.." haha

Dang rowdy kids! Good thing you were in the 'Disney first day trance'. Everything is so happy and magical when you first arrive, I love it!!

Ahhh yummmmm!!! Those pictures look so good!

Hahahaha :rotfl2:
That one was captured from my video camera... it sure knows how to pick out frumpy poses.
We introduced Nat to Stacey on youtube... so she was excited to see her "in person." Yayy for stace <3
Hahahaha I know right?
Exactly! Perfect timing.
Thanks! Our meals were delicious.

Yay, I love all of your Coronado Springs pictures, I'm staying there for a night (in 3 DAYS! :banana:) before we switch over to WL, I can't wait, it looks so pretty! :lovestruc

Awww, Nat is so cute, you can tell how excited she is! Love that she had to officially meet Stacey! :)

The Pepper Market seems so weird to me, but it looks like everything is really good there!

Ahhh lucky lucky! That's going to be lovely! Enjoy both resorts - I love them both so much!
Haha just wait until you see the video... she's VERY excited.
You'll have to try it out! It's pretty fun! :)

I LOVE the title of this update. :laughing:

YAY you're there! In your room. And all wet. That happened a lot haha. The rooms are soo pretty though I liked them a lot. The window thing is a value/mod thing though cause they don't have private balconies.

I like your view anyway :) And the convenience level to mine. Perfect!

STACE! Hahah "Hi Stacey nice to meet you." Gotta love Nat. I can like hear her saying that LOL.

Dinner. Mmmmm. I never got a chance to eat at Pepper Market...oh well. Maybe next time I stay there....whenever that may be haha. Everything looks delicious though. I want quesadillas now haha.

YAYYY FOR PLAN SURPRISE THE FRUMP!!!!!!! :yay: That's me!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Haha oh thank you :lmao:
Yeah it did! It rained a lot. But actually... it wasn't as bad as it could have been. So that's good.
Ah yes, no balconies. Oh well... I got over it. I was in Disney! Our view was pretty decent... and the convenience was so worth it.
Haha with Sue's desire to stay at AKL it may be a while until you go back there! But that's okay! Maybe we'll go back someday. (although I'd rather go to the other moderates first because I need to stay at them all!)
I love quesadillas. Why are they so good!?
YAYY I'm excited for that update!

Corona Springs! :rotfl: That would be a different type of resort for sure. Pepper Market always looks so yummy. I can't wait to hear more! :)

Hahaha oh definitely. I don't think it would be located in Disney World :rotfl: It was delicious! I'm excited to share more!

Yay! You're in the room! The rooms at Coronado are so pretty. I love the teal and dark brown together a lot.

Pepper Market seems really neat. That chicken alfredo looks delicious! Maybe I'll make some pasta for lunch today... :rolleyes1

SO EXCITED to hear about the BIG SURPRISE!!!!!!!! :goodvibes:thumbsup2

Yay! I love that too... it looks classy.
It is a cool restaurant. I like it a lot! It was VERY yummy... and I seriously just had pasta for lunch :laughing: I love it so much.
YAYYY the surprise is coming soon!

So I have this theory about Coronado Springs. It's a rain maker. Every time I've stayed there (which is always at the beginning of our trip. We are DVC members and always tend to arrive on the weekend when points are at their highest. So we stay at a moderate the first night to save our points!) it POURS for about an hour and then it gets nice and sunny again. And this hasn't happened once in a while at Coronado, it's happened EVERY SINGLE TIME we've stayed there. So naturally it would pour on you too.

The new rooms look beautiful. I think they were refurbished within the past year. I love all the hidden Mickeys!

I love the pepper market. I usually have to walk around a few times and see all the food before making a decision as to what to get. And that strawberry shortcake looked delish (but it would be my favorite dessert of all time so perhaps I'm biased).

Well that explains it! LOL I can't believe that happens every time! The weather must just pay attention to when disers stay at Coronado so it can rain!
Yeah I think they were! They're cute - I like them a lot!
I love it too! I know... it definitely took me some time to decide. But it was yummy!

Yay you made it! The rooms looks awesome and that's great you guys got moved to Casitas. I'm requesting Casitas building 4 for my trip in 20 days. :goodvibes Can't wait to see mission: surprise swing into action...

Yay! It was great and Casitas 5 was awesome! I hope you get in Casitas 4... it's SUCH a nice location. Have a magical trip and enjoy! I am excited to share the surprise, too! :goodvibes

Yay can't wait to see the surprise the frump update!

Yayy I can't wait to post it!

Jazzabelle508
09-26-2011, 12:17 PM
yay a update :)

Sorry that you got rained on on your way to your room. I seriously hate being rained on, especially in disney. oh well, at least your room wasn't 2 far away from the main area.

Love all the hidden mickeys in the room. I love looking for them.

Since my family pretty much always stays in the value resorts it never really occured to me that the windows would be toward the back of the room. Now that i think about it that would make sense for the nicer resorts to have windows in the back where the view is better.

Yay for Stacey, cute that nat was so excited to meet stacey that she actually said, "Hi Stacey, Nice to meet you". She looked super excited in the picture.

My mom is the same way about packing. She also just started having this thing where she wants us to pack our clothes that we wore each day in the suitcase so we would have less packing to do later. I'm also glad that she has me do all of that early because like you, i would have been 2 tired later on to unpack or pack again at the end of the trip.

Yay for your first disney food experience of the trip. 2 bad it was super crowded though :( You food looks good though, especially the dessert (Insert deer face here) :)

Lol about telling Nat to eat slower in disney, it really is true for several reasons :)

Love the name of your plan for kristen, "Surprise the Frump" :)

Can't wait for more :) popcorn::

Disneyfreak508
09-26-2011, 02:07 PM
yay a update :)

Sorry that you got rained on on your way to your room. I seriously hate being rained on, especially in disney. oh well, at least your room wasn't 2 far away from the main area.

Love all the hidden mickeys in the room. I love looking for them.

Since my family pretty much always stays in the value resorts it never really occured to me that the windows would be toward the back of the room. Now that i think about it that would make sense for the nicer resorts to have windows in the back where the view is better.

Yay for Stacey, cute that nat was so excited to meet stacey that she actually said, "Hi Stacey, Nice to meet you". She looked super excited in the picture.

My mom is the same way about packing. She also just started having this thing where she wants us to pack our clothes that we wore each day in the suitcase so we would have less packing to do later. I'm also glad that she has me do all of that early because like you, i would have been 2 tired later on to unpack or pack again at the end of the trip.

Yay for your first disney food experience of the trip. 2 bad it was super crowded though :( You food looks good though, especially the dessert (Insert deer face here) :)

Lol about telling Nat to eat slower in disney, it really is true for several reasons :)

Love the name of your plan for kristen, "Surprise the Frump" :)

Can't wait for more :) popcorn::

Haha honestly it was totally fine. We were so happy to be there that it didn't even matter!
Nat loved Stacey! I was so glad... cuz she is always on TV when I'm in Disney!
I do that when I pack too. It's much easier when you're actually on vacation. Vickie told us that when her brother, Tim, packed for this trip, he only grabbed whatever was in the specific load of laundry that just finished before he left. He got to Disney and realized that he only brought one shirt :rotfl2: So he had to make an investment in T-Shirts for their vacation hahaha
It was very good food :love:
Yeah, it's important to enjoy disney food! She understood.
Ha oh thanks! :goodvibes

mike the canuck
09-26-2011, 03:27 PM
Nice pics! What kind of camera do you use? Im researching for a new one for my next Disney vacation.

Also I was wondering if I could see some pages of your trip journal?
Im thinking about keeping one next time I go. Just looking for an idea of what to document and how to go about it.

Disneyfreak508
09-26-2011, 04:01 PM
Nice pics! What kind of camera do you use? Im researching for a new one for my next Disney vacation.

Also I was wondering if I could see some pages of your trip journal?
Im thinking about keeping one next time I go. Just looking for an idea of what to document and how to go about it.

Good timing on your question - my camera is right next to me! :thumbsup2
Thank you very much! I use a Nikon D3100. I LOVE it. It's a little expensive, but we made the investment because we knew that our family would use it. I really am impressed with the camera and the quality of the pictures is really incredible. I oftentimes use iPhoto to adjust the pictures, however, I didn't have to do much of that for this trip. I just had to do a lot of cropping because it doesn't zoom very far. You need a separate lens for that.

And as for my trip journal, I got it at Walgreens, and it's pretty small. It fits right in my park bag. I just put a pen in the spiral part, bring it with me, and I'm good to go!

If you are going to keep one, I would recommend keeping up with the journal throughout the day. I usually write in it when I'm on the bus or at a meal, because if I get too far behind, I will never catch up. I never successfully kept a trip journal until this past January, but I knew I wanted to do a Trip Report, so it gave me motivation.

Here's a picture of my Trip Journal from this past trip:

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And here's the inside. I usually just keep bullet points, but they're generally pretty descriptive because I know I'll forget the little details.

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And p.s. my handwriting is usually neater... however, I try to write as fast as possible, so it gets a little messy in my Trip Journals :lmao:

I hope that helps! :goodvibes

xoktenox
09-26-2011, 04:04 PM
Wow, the rooms at CSR are so nice! I love the color scheme! It's funny that you say that about people saying Coronado wrong. We were there in December 2009 and shared a DME bus with CSR. On the bus were some Southerners and they kept saying "Corondano Springs" with such heavy Southern accents. Chris and I actually still say it all the time in our immitation Southern accents :laughing:

Stacey! :yay: I can see she was completing her Triple Mountain Whammy in that scene you caught when you took the picture of Nat lol

Yummm to the Pepper Market! Disney food is just pure heaven. No other words. We're from Long Island where apparently we do most things faster than others and we always notice how we inhale food so much faster than others at Disney. Good advice to tell Nat to slowwwww dowwwwwn :thumbsup2

Disneyfreak508
09-26-2011, 04:29 PM
Wow, the rooms at CSR are so nice! I love the color scheme! It's funny that you say that about people saying Coronado wrong. We were there in December 2009 and shared a DME bus with CSR. On the bus were some Southerners and they kept saying "Corondano Springs" with such heavy Southern accents. Chris and I actually still say it all the time in our immitation Southern accents :laughing:

Stacey! :yay: I can see she was completing her Triple Mountain Whammy in that scene you caught when you took the picture of Nat lol

Yummm to the Pepper Market! Disney food is just pure heaven. No other words. We're from Long Island where apparently we do most things faster than others and we always notice how we inhale food so much faster than others at Disney. Good advice to tell Nat to slowwwww dowwwwwn :thumbsup2

I agree! Hahaha that's so funny! See? People do that ALL THE TIME. :laughing:
Yay Stacey! Haha you're such a diser for knowing that... don't worry, i knew that too :lmao: We're awesome.
I completely agree. I love Disney food more than anything in the world haha. I eat food sort of fast, too, but Nat eats it even faster than me! I had to remind her to enjoy her meals... because it's not every day you get to eat in Disney! :thumbsup2

mike the canuck
09-26-2011, 05:18 PM
Good timing on your question - my camera is right next to me! :thumbsup2
Thank you very much! I use a Nikon D3100. I LOVE it. It's a little expensive, but we made the investment because we knew that our family would use it. I really am impressed with the camera and the quality of the pictures is really incredible. I oftentimes use iPhoto to adjust the pictures, however, I didn't have to do much of that for this trip. I just had to do a lot of cropping because it doesn't zoom very far. You need a separate lens for that.

And as for my trip journal, I got it at Walgreens, and it's pretty small. It fits right in my park bag. I just put a pen in the spiral part, bring it with me, and I'm good to go!

If you are going to keep one, I would recommend keeping up with the journal throughout the day. I usually write in it when I'm on the bus or at a meal, because if I get too far behind, I will never catch up. I never successfully kept a trip journal until this past January, but I knew I wanted to do a Trip Report, so it gave me motivation.

Here's a picture of my Trip Journal from this past trip:

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And here's the inside. I usually just keep bullet points, but they're generally pretty descriptive because I know I'll forget the little details.

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And p.s. my handwriting is usually neater... however, I try to write as fast as possible, so it gets a little messy in my Trip Journals :lmao:

I hope that helps! :goodvibes

Awesome! Thanks for the info! Looking forward to the rest of the report :)

Disneyfreak508
09-26-2011, 07:00 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the info! Looking forward to the rest of the report :)

You're welcome! No problem :) Thanks for reading!

ronnmel
09-26-2011, 08:26 PM
I've been to Caribbean Beach and POP and both had windows near the front door. Only deluxe and villas have a private balcony. You are so lucky to be able to travel to deluxe resorts often enough that you find such a thing weird. :cloud9:

If you think your handwriting is messy in your trip journal, you should see my journal. :rotfl2: OMG, it was so bad! But I did not care, I was just trying to write it all in before I forgot anything. I do agree, you need to find any little bit of time to stay up to date with the journal, such as waiting for a show or even in a line that doesn't move often (like Soarin).

Please! Please! Please! Write the surprise update soooooooooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so anxious to read about it, I'm sure it's going to be epic! (no pressure...) :banana:

cindianne320
09-26-2011, 09:04 PM
So happy that we are almost to the surprise!!!

IheartDDuck
09-26-2011, 09:40 PM
Corona Springs? Well, if it was named that, I might be more inclined to visit....:lmao:

You're right though, I think it is a forgotten resort sometimes. I haven't stayed there in years and I always find that the rooms are so pretty now. Different than I remember then being.

Your mom is very wise. The unpacking right away rule always stands for me too. Otherwise I would never get around to doing it and I hate having to dig in my suitcase to get things.

Operation Surprise the Frump is on! :laughing:

ReneeDisney
09-27-2011, 08:43 AM
Another wonderful "frump" trip report! I'm super excited to hear about the surprise and looking forward to reading more!!! :)

Bethislucy
09-27-2011, 11:19 AM
Sounds like another fun trip can't wait to read all about it.

Elisa
09-27-2011, 12:25 PM
Hurry Hurry! I need another Disney fix from another Diser who's as obsessed as I am!!! I'm loving it so far! Great job!:worship:

Disneyfreak508
09-27-2011, 01:37 PM
I've been to Caribbean Beach and POP and both had windows near the front door. Only deluxe and villas have a private balcony. You are so lucky to be able to travel to deluxe resorts often enough that you find such a thing weird. :cloud9:

If you think your handwriting is messy in your trip journal, you should see my journal. :rotfl2: OMG, it was so bad! But I did not care, I was just trying to write it all in before I forgot anything. I do agree, you need to find any little bit of time to stay up to date with the journal, such as waiting for a show or even in a line that doesn't move often (like Soarin).

Please! Please! Please! Write the surprise update soooooooooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so anxious to read about it, I'm sure it's going to be epic! (no pressure...) :banana:

Haha my parents have always booked Disney trips through timeshares... so we don't usually pay out of pocket. (but I did for this august trip) That's probably why I'm not used to i t:laughing:
Hahaha I understand how you feel! I always feel like I'm going to forget certain details but I try and keep up with everything. Yup - in the Soarin' line is a good time, too! I've done that before!
I will, I will :) :)

So happy that we are almost to the surprise!!!

Hooray me too!

Corona Springs? Well, if it was named that, I might be more inclined to visit....:lmao:

You're right though, I think it is a forgotten resort sometimes. I haven't stayed there in years and I always find that the rooms are so pretty now. Different than I remember then being.

Your mom is very wise. The unpacking right away rule always stands for me too. Otherwise I would never get around to doing it and I hate having to dig in my suitcase to get things.

Operation Surprise the Frump is on! :laughing:

:rotfl2: It would definitely attract quite a crowd.
It is really pretty! I like it there a lot. I know a lot of people who have stayed there, but I never thought I was going to for a while. Then I did! It was great.
Haha She usually knows what she's talking about ;) I hate living out of a suitcase too. Unpacking makes me feel like I'm actually home.
WOOHOO! Can't wait!

Another wonderful "frump" trip report! I'm super excited to hear about the surprise and looking forward to reading more!!! :)

Yay thank you! :goodvibes

Sounds like another fun trip can't wait to read all about it.

Thanks! I'm glad you're here!

Hurry Hurry! I need another Disney fix from another Diser who's as obsessed as I am!!! I'm loving it so far! Great job!:worship:

Hahaha I will soon! :) I hope you continue to enjoy! Thank you!

MarieTheCat24
09-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Heh. Corona Springs. I think that resort might need to be 21+ :laughing:

I loved the rooms at CSR. They're so comfortable and relaxing. Plus, all of the Hidden Mickeys are fab.

Your mother was totally right. Waiting until later to unpack is never a good idea. I know that from experience. LOL.

Oh, man. The first official meeting with Stacey is such a magical moment. I'm pretty sure I just dropped to the floor and yelled "I'M NOT WORTHY!" over and over. :worship:

Yum, Pepper Market! The picture of Nat's quesadillas is making me miss CSR like crazy. Those things were delicious.

I can't wait to hear all about the surprise! :goodvibes

Jazzabelle508
09-27-2011, 06:46 PM
Haha honestly it was totally fine. We were so happy to be there that it didn't even matter!
Nat loved Stacey! I was so glad... cuz she is always on TV when I'm in Disney!
I do that when I pack too. It's much easier when you're actually on vacation. Vickie told us that when her brother, Tim, packed for this trip, he only grabbed whatever was in the specific load of laundry that just finished before he left. He got to Disney and realized that he only brought one shirt :rotfl2: So he had to make an investment in T-Shirts for their vacation hahaha
It was very good food :love:
Yeah, it's important to enjoy disney food! She understood.
Ha oh thanks! :goodvibes

Stacey is defintely a neccessity in disney. i always see certain things in the park and i instantly think of her. Especially when i see the "Triple mountian whammy" and when i go round world showcase i think of "Italy, France, Japan, Germany...Yummy, Yummy,Yummy, Yummy" I know those aren't in the lastest version of her show but i still think of them when at disney. I also think of her whenever i see mickey merchandise because of her love for mickey.
That packing system definitely made our lives easier and made our vacation much better because we could spend more time in the parks :) that is hillarious about vickie's brother. that soo sounds like something my brother would do. @ least he got lots of new shirts out of it (at least i would view that as a plus if it were me :)) Agree that disney food is the best! I am normally a fast eater but in disney i defintely take my time!

princessallie
09-27-2011, 07:26 PM
Huh, that window by the door thing is a bit strange. I've never seen that before. Interesting!

Corona Springs? LOL. An alcoholics dream? :confused3

You and Nat are so precious. The room is cuuute. Hidden Mickeys :lovestruc

STACEY! "Hi, I'm Nat, nice to meet you" How adorable!

All that food looks delicious! Especially those deserts :thumbsup2

WOO! Almost time for the surprise!!!!!!

rachel09985
09-27-2011, 07:30 PM
I love your reports but not all of your pics show up for me in the trip report! Has anyone else had this problem and if so did they ever fix it? I think it is something weird with that Image Shack Site... hmmmm? Hopefully I can get them to show up eventually. Either way, I can't wait for more!

Disneyfreak508
09-27-2011, 08:17 PM
Heh. Corona Springs. I think that resort might need to be 21+ :laughing:

I loved the rooms at CSR. They're so comfortable and relaxing. Plus, all of the Hidden Mickeys are fab.

Your mother was totally right. Waiting until later to unpack is never a good idea. I know that from experience. LOL.

Oh, man. The first official meeting with Stacey is such a magical moment. I'm pretty sure I just dropped to the floor and yelled "I'M NOT WORTHY!" over and over. :worship:

Yum, Pepper Market! The picture of Nat's quesadillas is making me miss CSR like crazy. Those things were delicious.

I can't wait to hear all about the surprise! :goodvibes

Hahaha but seriously. That could get a bit iffy.
I agree, they're awesome! :thumbsup2
Haha Mother knows best! :rotfl:
:rotfl2: I would expect nothing less.
Hahaha let's not even talk about quesadillas... I'm in love with them. Seriously... every time I heard the word I just want them!! So good.
Yay! That's coming up veryyyy soon!

Stacey is defintely a neccessity in disney. i always see certain things in the park and i instantly think of her. Especially when i see the "Triple mountian whammy" and when i go round world showcase i think of "Italy, France, Japan, Germany...Yummy, Yummy,Yummy, Yummy" I know those aren't in the lastest version of her show but i still think of them when at disney. I also think of her whenever i see mickey merchandise because of her love for mickey.
That packing system definitely made our lives easier and made our vacation much better because we could spend more time in the parks :) that is hillarious about vickie's brother. that soo sounds like something my brother would do. @ least he got lots of new shirts out of it (at least i would view that as a plus if it were me :)) Agree that disney food is the best! I am normally a fast eater but in disney i defintely take my time!

Oh I know. Kristen and I quote her CONSTANTLY. I love her.
Yeah, unpacking early is great. It makes me feel like I just get to live there. So yay.
And yes, that is a plus! I hope they were nice shirts :rotfl:
I know I'm a fast eater too. I need to learn how to pace myself but it's a lot easier said than done!

Huh, that window by the door thing is a bit strange. I've never seen that before. Interesting!

Corona Springs? LOL. An alcoholics dream? :confused3

You and Nat are so precious. The room is cuuute. Hidden Mickeys :lovestruc

STACEY! "Hi, I'm Nat, nice to meet you" How adorable!

All that food looks delicious! Especially those deserts :thumbsup2

WOO! Almost time for the surprise!!!!!!

Hahaha probably because we're vacation club girls :rotfl:
Yeah... I suppose so. I probably wouldn't be too fond of that place. :lmao:
Thank you, thank you. I like the room too!
I love Stace!!
Yummm I know... I'm hungry. :laughing:
Yay! Coming soon! :wizard:

I love your reports but not all of your pics show up for me in the trip report! Has anyone else had this problem and if so did they ever fix it? I think it is something weird with that Image Shack Site... hmmmm? Hopefully I can get them to show up eventually. Either way, I can't wait for more!

Thank you! Oh no, does that happen? :( I'm sorry! I don't know how to fix it... it works on my computer. Ugh I wish that didn't happen!
Thanks for reading anyway! :wizard:

Disneyfreak508
09-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Chapter 4: Mission - Surprise the Frump!
August 19th, 2011

Alright, it was time to put our plan into action. We have been waiting for this moment for months now, and this was IT!

We caught the Magic Kingdom bus at the El Centro bus stop. The bus was there so we ran right on and we were on our way!

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Kristen had dinner at Ohana that night at 5 pm. However, her meal took a very long time, so she ended up just arriving at Magic Kingdom just a little bit before we got there.

Once we got on the bus, I texted Kristen's Mom and told her we were coming!

We arrived at the Magic Kingdom, but we didn't know exactly where to go because we had to wait for a text response. We had to be VERY discreet. Especially because we were near the monorail.... you never know! She could be it at any time. We had to hide, just to make sure we were safe.

After waiting a few minutes before entering the Magic Kingdom, we got our text back from Sue and we headed in!

We went straight to the Town Square Meet and Greet building.... and it was CROWDED.

As you remember from my Pre-Trip Report, we wanted to surprise Kristen by being in the room with Mickey Mouse when she walked in there. However, I kind of forgot to take into account that the lines might be long... and of course, that's what ended up happening.

Shoot. Okay, so it was time for Plan B. We didn't have a Plan B. So we had to make it up.

The good thing about the Town Square building is that it's just this big, open, indoor room. Since it was dark out, we wanted to be somewhere where we could film the surprise. So we decided, let's just stay in here and have them pretend to go meet Mickey... but really, they'd be coming to meet us!

We found a cast member (I think his name was Steve?) and we asked him if he would video tape us.

"Umm... hi. Our friend is on vacation with her family, and she has no idea we're here right now. Do you think you could do us a favor and video tape her reaction? She might scream... just so you know. But we'd really appreciate it!"

He was slightly confused, but he said yes. He also said that he wasn't very good at video taping (just what I need when I'm making a movie out of this thing hahaha) but he did a good job. And he was cute! So that was just a lovely bonus.

Meanwhile, Kristen's Mom directed the family into the Emporium and so they could "shop for a while." While browsing around, she told Kristen and Sarah that she wanted to go check out the new Mickey Mouse greeting area.

Kristen, of course, didn't want to go. She was wearing a poncho, her hair was in a frump, and she was not in the mood to take pictures. Sarah agreed with her. I had a feeling that sort of thing would happen.

Sue just told them, "let's go!" Kristen really didn't want to, so she tried to walk in the other direction. However, her Mom wouldn't stop going towards Town Square. Kristen had an idea that something was up, but she didn't want to get her heart set on anything because she thought that her mind was just playing tricks on her.

Kristen finally gave in and followed her Mom, and from across the street, she saw a girl who looked like me with long dark brown hair, wearing a lime green t-shirt and a white headband... which is a similar outfit of what I wear to work.

She thought... "no, it can't be."

She saw another girl standing next to the girl who looked like me, and she thought it was my Mom. But she thought "no, that's too short to be her!"

So she kept walking... and she went faster and faster because she really thought that she saw us!

It really clicked in her mind so she started running and once she saw us... she just SCREAMED!! She ran up and gave us HUGE hugs (I thought I was going to be knocked over!) and said "oh my God, oh my God, oh my GOD!" about a million times.

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Kristen was SO incredibly surprised, she really had no idea. (I mean, who is crazy enough to do something like that, anyway!?)

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She was so overwhelmed, she just had to sit down. I would have, too! That's like a GIANT shock!

We were all SO excited, and we were SO happy that it actually worked! She had no idea, but everything started clicking once we were there. All of these random things we said or did over the summer finally made sense!

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Kristen asked us where we were staying, what floor we were on, where we were eating, etc. It was SUPER exciting... literally, 10 minutes before she had no idea this sort of wrench was going to be thrown into her vacation!

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She thought that it was a dream... nope, it was real life! WE'RE IN DISNEY! TOGETHER! AHHHHH!

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So overall, I have to say that Mission: Surprise the Frump was a complete success! Kristen was absolutely oblivious to the whole thing, and thanks to my sneaky planning skills, we actually pulled it off. Best surprise EVER!

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Thank you Mother, for all of your help!

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We left the building and the Main Street Electrical Parade was just beginning!

We stood around so we could watch it. However, we were so excited that we couldn't stop talking! The poor people in front of us probably wanted to hit us upside the heads! But hey, we just went through a major ordeal over here! Please excuse the frumps.

Also, watching the parade this time made me realize how much I miss SpectroMagic. Oh my GOD, how I miss it. Honestly, the Main Street Electrical Parade is okay, but it's really not that entertaining. The music just plays over and over and over... and the characters barely talk... and it's just not one of my favorites. I hope they don't keep it up for long, because Spectro (or something comparable to it) needs to come back.

I got a couple good pictures, though, and it was a great way to begin our trip together!

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TIME FOR A BRIEF ASIDE

AS you know, if you read the January Trip Report, I like to edit videos of some of my Disney Trips. And this trip was completely documented on video!

For the January Trip, it took me SO LONG to make the movies I think because I was using Live Movie Maker. (and that freezes SO much) I just started using iMovie, and I am ZOOMING through this project!

So basically, I'm definitely going to be done with it way before the trip report is over!

I decided that I'm going to post clips of the video throughout the trip report when I finish off certain sections. Just look for the links! I'll post them in pink. You can either watch them as you go, or watch them all at once after the Trip Report is over.

*And a warning.... it is EXTREMELY frumpy and we were very overtired... so be prepared.*

I posted everything that I recored thus far, ending with the surprise video, so you can see the actual reaction! I hope you enjoy!

Kristen and Allie - I really don't want to miss your reactions!! So if you can, either wait until you see me to watch these, or call me before you watch them!!

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLcJbQWxnOw

(this one has been giving me an INCREDIBLE amount of trouble uploading... aka every time I tried to do it, iMovie would "unexpectedly close." so i had to copy and paste the clips into a new file... so there's no subtitles. sorry about that! but i do not have the time or motivation to fix it right now.)

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTmwNlQxqxo

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiubEDPQVzg

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rU6EiuJ9Qc
^^That's the surprise one!!

I'm also going to put these in the Table of Contents, so you can always check there if you want to watch them again!
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Alright so, basically.... THE FRUMPS WERE BACK IN DISNEY! The surprise was a success! And we were ready to go!!

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P.S. Some OTHER great news is that we JUST extended our Christmas Vacation - we're going three days earlier now!!!! :banana: I am SO excited. We're staying off property at this resort in Celebration - does anyone know if there's anything we should check out in Celebration? We're going to be there during the holidays so I didn't know if anything was going on.

Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42819119&postcount=239)

princessallie
09-27-2011, 08:44 PM
LOL LOL LOL at the face on the lady in the background of your picture on the bus :lmao:

Ahhh Kristen's face is so freaking classic <3 <3 LOVE. Such a perfect surprise. I'm so glad you guys could pull this one off!!! :thumbsup2

Haha, so, I'll watch the videos SOON (aka, probably when Kristen comes over before rehearsal on thursday!) and I'll text you beforehand :)

Winnie the Goof
09-27-2011, 09:39 PM
Well done, Frump Team. Operation Surprise the Frump was a success. Report back to the rendezvous point for debriefing and your next assignment. HQ out. *cue Mission Impossible music*

P.S. "Corona Springs"? I know where I'm staying next trip...

ronnmel
09-27-2011, 09:47 PM
OMG! Most awesome surprise video ever! I love it! I could already sense you and Nat's excitement from just looking at the pictures, but it's even more contagious in the videos. And Kristen! I love her reaction. Perfect!

Like Allie, I couldn't help but notice the stern looking woman between your excited faces. Hahaha

I love Disney music, but the MSEP music is so repetitive it just annoys me. Please bring back Spectro, okay? Thanks.

Lifelong_Dreamer
09-27-2011, 09:56 PM
I love all the videos, especially the surprise!

Jazzabelle508
09-27-2011, 10:25 PM
LOVE THOSE VIDEOS!!!!! You and nat are just seem so fun! You both seem super excited!!!! I liked seeing everything we read about so far. The surprise sounds like it was really cute! Loved seeing kristen's reaction, that is 100% how i would react to seeing my best friends in Disney. You did a great job on these videos. also, YAY on extending your stay :) I have never been to celebration so i can't reccommend checking anything out there.Are you going to visit disney at all during those extra days or are you waiting untill you are actually staying on disney property?

cindianne320
09-27-2011, 10:37 PM
LOVED the video- especially when Kristen had to sit down- right on the floor :lmao:

Can't wait to hear Kristen's perspective- so funny that she thought she saw you, and then a minute later- there you were!!! :thumbsup2

sstewart
09-27-2011, 10:48 PM
Love the videos! So glad that you pulled off the surprise! What an awesome memory to have!

Disneyfreak616
09-27-2011, 10:57 PM
LOL that lady on the bus...BE EXCITED!!!!!!

Plan B ended up working out very well. And yeah I think his name was Steve. I traded for a Hades pin from him later! :lovestruc

I'm such a frump...but I really did like sense something. Must be my Disney radar. HAHAHA

OH MY GODDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!! :wizard: :cool1: :woohoo: party: One of the BEST moments of my life right there. I feel so loved...even though it was an excuse to go to Disney...I still feel loved LOL. (:

....Do they even talk at ALL!? BRING BACK SPECTRO!!!

You did get some great pics though!!!

OMGGGGGGGG these movies are beautiful!!! I keep watching them hahaha. LOVE it. You are brilliant.

AHHH yay for a Christmas extension! :yay: UMM I think you should Celebrate in Celebration. What an awesome name for a city. Go apartment hunting for us someday!!!!!!!

Disneyfreak616
09-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Haha, so, I'll watch the videos SOON (aka, probably when Kristen comes over before rehearsal on thursday!) and I'll text you beforehand :)

:thumbsup2

Disneyfreak616
09-27-2011, 11:02 PM
Well done, Frump Team. Operation Surprise the Frump was a success. Report back to the rendezvous point for debriefing and your next assignment. HQ out. *cue Mission Impossible music*

AHHH I've been humming that ALL WEEK. :lmao:

P.S. "Corona Springs"? I know where I'm staying next trip...

LOL that's what my stepdad called it.

POLY1985
09-28-2011, 07:21 AM
The surprise video was absolutely TOO CUTE!! Loving the whole TR!

okw19
09-28-2011, 08:22 AM
:cool1:Finally time to surprise the frump!
That sucks that the Mickey line was too long! That would've been so cute!
The surprise pics are so cute! :goodvibes Best surprise ever.
I can't wait to watch the videos when I have time later. That's so cool that your Christmas vacation is extended! I've heard that Celebration is so cute. You'll have to take lots of pics for us! :cutie:

rdkeim
09-28-2011, 08:39 AM
You girls are just too cute! Enjoying your report - glad you pulled off the surprise. How fun! :yay:

snowwhite325
09-28-2011, 09:03 AM
I'm here! 14 pages late :sad2: but I'm here :hug:

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 09:47 AM
LOL LOL LOL at the face on the lady in the background of your picture on the bus :lmao:

Ahhh Kristen's face is so freaking classic <3 <3 LOVE. Such a perfect surprise. I'm so glad you guys could pull this one off!!! :thumbsup2

Haha, so, I'll watch the videos SOON (aka, probably when Kristen comes over before rehearsal on thursday!) and I'll text you beforehand :)

HAHAHA she looks thrilled to be in Disney.
I am so glad too!! It was amazing!
Sounds like a good plan to me! I hope ya like them! :)

Well done, Frump Team. Operation Surprise the Frump was a success. Report back to the rendezvous point for debriefing and your next assignment. HQ out. *cue Mission Impossible music*

P.S. "Corona Springs"? I know where I'm staying next trip...

:rotfl2: Thank you, thank you. I really felt like we completed a mission haha

OMG! Most awesome surprise video ever! I love it! I could already sense you and Nat's excitement from just looking at the pictures, but it's even more contagious in the videos. And Kristen! I love her reaction. Perfect!

Like Allie, I couldn't help but notice the stern looking woman between your excited faces. Hahaha

I love Disney music, but the MSEP music is so repetitive it just annoys me. Please bring back Spectro, okay? Thanks.

Thank you! Haha oh yeah, i get all pumped up when I watch those videos! We are seriously freaking out haha. And Kristen's reaction was perfect!
Hahaha that woman cracks me up :lmao:
I agree.... Spectro needs to return.

I love all the videos, especially the surprise!

Thank you very much!!

LOVE THOSE VIDEOS!!!!! You and nat are just seem so fun! You both seem super excited!!!! I liked seeing everything we read about so far. The surprise sounds like it was really cute! Loved seeing kristen's reaction, that is 100% how i would react to seeing my best friends in Disney. You did a great job on these videos. also, YAY on extending your stay :) I have never been to celebration so i can't reccommend checking anything out there.Are you going to visit disney at all during those extra days or are you waiting untill you are actually staying on disney property?

Thank you! We had such a good time! Yeah, I love seeing a visual of what I read... it's like a book turned into a movie kind of deal :laughing: Yeah, that was the perfect reaction! It was awesome. Thank you! YAY I'm so excited about extending it... ahhhh! I'm still freakin out. Only 84 days to go! And yes, we are visiting Disney on those days! I already made some reservations!

LOVED the video- especially when Kristen had to sit down- right on the floor :lmao:

Can't wait to hear Kristen's perspective- so funny that she thought she saw you, and then a minute later- there you were!!! :thumbsup2

Thank you! hahaha my Mom was convinced she was going to faint when we surprised her :rotfl: But she sat down. That's close enough!
LOL I know... it's so funny! It was such a great surprise!

Love the videos! So glad that you pulled off the surprise! What an awesome memory to have!

Thank you! And me too! We'll definitely remember that forever!

LOL that lady on the bus...BE EXCITED!!!!!!

Plan B ended up working out very well. And yeah I think his name was Steve. I traded for a Hades pin from him later! :lovestruc

I'm such a frump...but I really did like sense something. Must be my Disney radar. HAHAHA

OH MY GODDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!! :wizard: :cool1: :woohoo: party: One of the BEST moments of my life right there. I feel so loved...even though it was an excuse to go to Disney...I still feel loved LOL. (:

....Do they even talk at ALL!? BRING BACK SPECTRO!!!

You did get some great pics though!!!

OMGGGGGGGG these movies are beautiful!!! I keep watching them hahaha. LOVE it. You are brilliant.

AHHH yay for a Christmas extension! :yay: UMM I think you should Celebrate in Celebration. What an awesome name for a city. Go apartment hunting for us someday!!!!!!!

YOU'RE IN DISNEY BE EXCITED, LADY!
Hahaha Disney Radar. I think we both have it. How frumpy.
You should feel loved!!! I was so happy we all got to be in disney together... it wouldn't have been a party without ya!
I don't know. I think the guy on Pete's Dragon talks. Then it's just the same dang melody over and over and over and over again.
Thank you!
Haha I'm glad you enjoy them!! And oh thank you lol.
YAYYYYYYYYYYYY I'm really excited. You have no idea. I was jumping around my room last night... my roommate was probably scared. Haha oh yeah... but literally, the minute you're ready, we're seriously moving to Florida and working in Disney. I don't even care.
And p.s. you're gonna have to sleepover the entire weekend of the 16th-18th, and then if you have school monday and tuesday I'm gonna have to come pick you up or something haha

The surprise video was absolutely TOO CUTE!! Loving the whole TR!

Thank you!!!

:cool1:Finally time to surprise the frump!
That sucks that the Mickey line was too long! That would've been so cute!
The surprise pics are so cute! :goodvibes Best surprise ever.
I can't wait to watch the videos when I have time later. That's so cool that your Christmas vacation is extended! I've heard that Celebration is so cute. You'll have to take lots of pics for us! :cutie:

Hooray! I know... it would have been adorable. But it worked out! I was happy!
Thank you! It really was!
I hope you enjoy them! And ahhh i'm so HAPPY! I will have to explore and I'll let you all know! That's going to be QUITE the trip report... we have a ton planned. So be excited!

You girls are just too cute! Enjoying your report - glad you pulled off the surprise. How fun! :yay:

Thank you! I am glad we did too!

I'm here! 14 pages late :sad2: but I'm here :hug:

Better late than never! ;) Thanks for reading again!

Kelliroo3
09-28-2011, 10:51 AM
Aww! Is it sad that I teared up when the surprise happened? :laughing: What a great moment! That is so sweet that you girls did that for your bestfriend. I love it! The videos were great; thanks for sharing.

Can't wait for more. And, so happy for you that your Dec. trip is extended. Isn't that always the best? I've never been to Celebration before. Are you staying at a house or a hotel? If you have a car maybe you should check out the Disney outlet. Just an idea; never been there before. But who doesn't love good deals on Disney things!!!

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 11:56 AM
Aww! Is it sad that I teared up when the surprise happened? :laughing: What a great moment! That is so sweet that you girls did that for your bestfriend. I love it! The videos were great; thanks for sharing.

Can't wait for more. And, so happy for you that your Dec. trip is extended. Isn't that always the best? I've never been to Celebration before. Are you staying at a house or a hotel? If you have a car maybe you should check out the Disney outlet. Just an idea; never been there before. But who doesn't love good deals on Disney things!!!

hahaha honestly.... i did the same thing when i was editing the movie :lmao: It's just such a happy moment... how can you not?! :goodvibes Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked them.
Thanks! And ahhh I am too! It really is. I'm extremely excited all over again. We're staying at a hotel. Do you know where the outlet is? Is it far from Disney? haha I would like to maybe go there :wizard:

mimiloveswdw
09-28-2011, 12:20 PM
OMG! That was amazing! I teared up too haha you guys are such good friends :goodvibes Coronado Springs looks gorgeous...and so does the food!

Kristen really did look confused :laughing: Like really really happy, just confused!

katt789
09-28-2011, 12:28 PM
I'm so happy the surprise went so well! Great videos too! They're awesome (I really do wish I had done some videos on our last trip), you guys were definitely excited! (I would be too!)

JJBEAN
09-28-2011, 01:21 PM
You girls are adorable! I teared up as well during the "Surprise!" So fun to see it all on video...love your update!! :goodvibes

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 02:08 PM
OMG! That was amazing! I teared up too haha you guys are such good friends :goodvibes Coronado Springs looks gorgeous...and so does the food!

Kristen really did look confused :laughing: Like really really happy, just confused!

Aww! I'm so glad this movie is an emotional journey :rotfl: Trust me, you'll be laughing, too! "You'll Laugh, You'll Cry... You'll want to go to Disney World!" I just made up that tagline hahaha :laughing:
Thank you! We all love each other and there was no better opportunity than this to all go to the world together! Coronado was great... and mmm that food :cloud9:
She was VERY confused. However, she loved it haha

I'm so happy the surprise went so well! Great videos too! They're awesome (I really do wish I had done some videos on our last trip), you guys were definitely excited! (I would be too!)

Me too! Thank you! I always say that when I don't do videos of my trip! I love being able to relive all of the memories. We were VERY excited and VERY happy. It was such a great trip!

You girls are adorable! I teared up as well during the "Surprise!" So fun to see it all on video...love your update!! :goodvibes

Thank you! Aww I'm glad you liked it! It was very fun... and I think it explains the moment very well. Thank you! :wizard:

xoktenox
09-28-2011, 04:27 PM
There is a lady in the back of that first picture of you and Nat looking at you with death eyes :rotfl:

What an AWESOME surprise!! You can tell Kristen looks like she's about to cry, in a good way! What an amazing thing you guys pulled off :thumbsup2

Ahhhh, I love Spectro toooooo! I want them to bring it back because the MSEP just doesn't do it for me :headache:

sue_88
09-28-2011, 06:26 PM
Love the videos!!!
Reading your reports and seeing the Disney happiness is such a great way to get ready for a trip. You really live the magic. Lovely!!!!

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 06:30 PM
There is a lady in the back of that first picture of you and Nat looking at you with death eyes :rotfl:

What an AWESOME surprise!! You can tell Kristen looks like she's about to cry, in a good way! What an amazing thing you guys pulled off :thumbsup2

Ahhhh, I love Spectro toooooo! I want them to bring it back because the MSEP just doesn't do it for me :headache:

Hahahaha I know :rotfl2: She cracks me up every time I look at the picture.
It was so awesome! I'm glad it worked :)
I 100% agree. I get mad at the electrical parade... I just want spectro back :headache:

Love the videos!!!
Reading your reports and seeing the Disney happiness is such a great way to get ready for a trip. You really live the magic. Lovely!!!!

Thank you!! Aww that's such a nice compliment :goodvibes Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying!

petals
09-28-2011, 07:37 PM
OMG I love the Surprise the Frump update and your videos are awesome. You guys are such awesome friends!

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 07:43 PM
OMG I love the Surprise the Frump update and your videos are awesome. You guys are such awesome friends!

Aww thank you! :goodvibes I'm glad you liked them!

Aussiesalad
09-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Ok firstly we totally need to name that lady on the bus... you can't NOT notice her! Cheer up cranky-pants!

Arghhhh so happy the surprise all came together! I loved Kristen's reaction in the video! Such a priceless moment! :hug:

And I LOVED the videos! Seriously they made me so so happy! Your excitement is so contagious!! Makes me want to plan to surprise someone now haha

Hoorayyy for more time at Christmas!! So exciting!! :banana:

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 07:47 PM
Ok firstly we totally need to name that lady on the bus... you can't NOT notice her! Cheer up cranky-pants!

Arghhhh so happy the surprise all came together! I loved Kristen's reaction in the video! Such a priceless moment! :hug:

And I LOVED the videos! Seriously they made me so so happy! Your excitement is so contagious!! Makes me want to plan to surprise someone now haha

Hoorayyy for more time at Christmas!! So exciting!! :banana:

hahaha seriously!! She's on a bus to the MAGIC KINGDOM. At least smile!!
I am so happy too! I'm so glad we caught it on video :) So exciting.
Thank you so much! It was a really fun idea!
Hoorayyyy I'm freakin' out. I've been adjusting dining reservations all day! :banana:

IheartDDuck
09-28-2011, 08:40 PM
You guys are so cute! I'm glad that it turned out good, even though you had to make up a plan B. The point was, you were able to surprise her and you pulled off something AWESOME!

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 08:51 PM
You guys are so cute! I'm glad that it turned out good, even though you had to make up a plan B. The point was, you were able to surprise her and you pulled off something AWESOME!

Aww thank you! I'm so glad it worked out :) It was awesome :wizard:

Disneyfreak616
09-28-2011, 10:04 PM
And p.s. you're gonna have to sleepover the entire weekend of the 16th-18th, and then if you have school monday and tuesday I'm gonna have to come pick you up or something haha

Ummm YES. I will. Yeah I'll probably have play practice (which you're gonna miss :() but it won't go too long. You can just attend haha. YAY we can go to Panera...or Olive Garden at 6?

Disneyfreak508
09-28-2011, 11:42 PM
Ummm YES. I will. Yeah I'll probably have play practice (which you're gonna miss :() but it won't go too long. You can just attend haha. YAY we can go to Panera...or Olive Garden at 6?

Aww yeah I will :( Well... it's for a good reason, at least! I'm sorry, though! :( And yes... those both sound LOVELY! Ahhhhhhh i can't waittttt. 84 days, but who's counting?

P.S. I'm on Day 5 of the movie... it's almost done! :banana:

Kelliroo3
09-29-2011, 08:57 AM
hahaha honestly.... i did the same thing when i was editing the movie :lmao: It's just such a happy moment... how can you not?! :goodvibes Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked them.
Thanks! And ahhh I am too! It really is. I'm extremely excited all over again. We're staying at a hotel. Do you know where the outlet is? Is it far from Disney? haha I would like to maybe go there :wizard:

Not sure where they are at, but I know we pass them when we go to Disney using a town car. I think they're called Orlando Premium Outlets. Try googling it. :goodvibes

Bethislucy
09-29-2011, 11:51 AM
a little off topic but how did you update the thread title to include your updated date? I'm still new to this board. Thanks.

Disneyfreak508
09-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Not sure where they are at, but I know we pass them when we go to Disney using a town car. I think they're called Orlando Premium Outlets. Try googling it. :goodvibes

Thank you for the name! I'll look into it :) That would be a fun thing to do.

a little off topic but how did you update the thread title to include your updated date? I'm still new to this board. Thanks.

No problem! I go back to the first post, click edit, click go advanced, and manually change the date. Then I click save changes :) Hope that helps!

Bethislucy
09-29-2011, 12:31 PM
No problem! I go back to the first post, click edit, click go advanced, and manually change the date. Then I click save changes :) Hope that helps!

Thanks that was easy enough :thumbsup2

LilAnn
09-29-2011, 01:11 PM
So, I finally caught up and read the whole start. Perfect reading on this gloomy rainy day. And I absolutely loved the videos - especially the surprise video. I love that Kristen was so overwhelmed that she actually had to physically sit down.

Great beginning to the trip. Totally looks like things worked out perfectly! I was wondering in the "pretrip" how you would have managed a surprise inside the mickey room. Plan B worked out just as well.

Absolutely love that you can totally feel the excitement just reading it all. Love it!

Disneyfreak508
09-29-2011, 02:15 PM
Thanks that was easy enough :thumbsup2

You're welcome! :)

So, I finally caught up and read the whole start. Perfect reading on this gloomy rainy day. And I absolutely loved the videos - especially the surprise video. I love that Kristen was so overwhelmed that she actually had to physically sit down.

Great beginning to the trip. Totally looks like things worked out perfectly! I was wondering in the "pretrip" how you would have managed a surprise inside the mickey room. Plan B worked out just as well.

Absolutely love that you can totally feel the excitement just reading it all. Love it!

Yay I'm glad you caught up! I agree.. I keep going on disboards and getting a lot of work done because the weather is just terrible today.
Thank yo so much! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Haha the surprise is probably my favorite - it was the perfect reaction! I would expect nothing less of her having to sit down... what a frump :rotfl: Such a great moment.
Thank you! It really did work out for the best - everything happens for a reason!
Aww thank you! I'm glad our excitement is portrayed!
Thanks for being here once again! I hope you enjoy the upcoming updates! I am loving your TR as well! :goodvibes

bellebookworm9
09-29-2011, 07:16 PM
I just found this new TR! I'm reading the first installment and literally laughing out loud-it's a good thing none of my housemates are home! We leave in 1 week and 11 hours or so, and we are also flying Southwest. But have to be at the airport by 4 or so, so I hope I don't have the same lack of sleep problem!

Yes, I've had Raisin Nut Bran. I used to have it at my grandma's house all the time. :thumbsup2

I'm looking at the airport pics going "AAAAAAHHH I'm going to be there in a week!" Glad to hear your experience with the X-ray scanner things went okay-that's what I'm most worried about. :scared1:

OMG I love that you took a pic of the cute guy. :rotfl: I hope there's one on my flight-then again, maybe not since it departs at 6am and I'll probably be, well, frumpy. Ooh, I think those are new airline snacks and they look yummy!

Story of my life looking for ME. Thank goodness for airport signs, helpful security guards, and the handy dandy little map provided in the packet. :lmao:

Yup, the "LTMB" commericals make me a little teary every time I see them. And now they're showing them on the bus? Guess we better hope there's no cute guys there either.

That is a fantastic arch photo. I can only hope to get one that good this time.

Yay food pics! I just discovered that my camera has a food setting. I was so excited! :banana:

I love the videos! I was thinking "Wow, I want to jump on those beds!" so I'm glad Nat had a similar reaction. :thumbsup2 I was literally crying and had chills during your ME bus ride. And the surprise was great! "I don't want to meet him in a poncho...and she's just marching along!" Best line ever.

OK, now that I've basically spammed this, I'll go do something else now. Like touring plans for my trip. :rolleyes1

Disneyfreak508
09-29-2011, 07:30 PM
I just found this new TR! I'm reading the first installment and literally laughing out loud-it's a good thing none of my housemates are home! We leave in 1 week and 11 hours or so, and we are also flying Southwest. But have to be at the airport by 4 or so, so I hope I don't have the same lack of sleep problem!

Yes, I've had Raisin Nut Bran. I used to have it at my grandma's house all the time. :thumbsup2

I'm looking at the airport pics going "AAAAAAHHH I'm going to be there in a week!" Glad to hear your experience with the X-ray scanner things went okay-that's what I'm most worried about. :scared1:

OMG I love that you took a pic of the cute guy. :rotfl: I hope there's one on my flight-then again, maybe not since it departs at 6am and I'll probably be, well, frumpy. Ooh, I think those are new airline snacks and they look yummy!

Story of my life looking for ME. Thank goodness for airport signs, helpful security guards, and the handy dandy little map provided in the packet. :lmao:

Yup, the "LTMB" commericals make me a little teary every time I see them. And now they're showing them on the bus? Guess we better hope there's no cute guys there either.

That is a fantastic arch photo. I can only hope to get one that good this time.

Yay food pics! I just discovered that my camera has a food setting. I was so excited! :banana:

I love the videos! I was thinking "Wow, I want to jump on those beds!" so I'm glad Nat had a similar reaction. :thumbsup2 I was literally crying and had chills during your ME bus ride. And the surprise was great! "I don't want to meet him in a poncho...and she's just marching along!" Best line ever.

OK, now that I've basically spammed this, I'll go do something else now. Like touring plans for my trip. :rolleyes1

First off, I'm writing a tretcherous essay right now, and I was REALLY hoping somebody commented on this so I could take a little break.... and thank God, you did! :wizard: So thank you hahaha
Anyways, WELCOME to the trip report! I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! How exciting that you are leaving so soon!!! I am jealous. I have 83 days to go :lmao: I have a feeling you're going to be very tired if you have to get there at 4! Oh boy haha
Mmmm it's so good. I want some.
Aww I'm so excited for you!! Haha don't worry - usually I don't have any trouble with security at all! Out of the 4 trips I've taken this year, that was the weirdest thing that happened. And it wasn't even too bad!
Haha we like to snipe pictures... it makes it easier to display what we're talking about :laughing: But yeah... I'm always frumpy that early in the morning, I totally understand! And yeah those snacks weren't too bad!
They need bigger signs. Preferably one that lights up so you can't miss it :rotfl:
I know... I almost cried too. Haha those commercials are TOO CUTE!
Thank you! Make sure you get in the front row, right side if it's open! Perfect opportunity to get the picture!
OH MY GOD A FOOD SETTING!? What kind of camera do you have!? I wish I had a food setting hahaha every diser needs one of those!
Yeah, Nat had a bit of an outburst hahaha :rotfl2: But it really makes the video. And awww I'm glad you liked the surprise! I loveeee that part. I was almost crying when I was editing it... such a good moment!
And yeah... we are DEFINITELY going to be frequently quoting this movie. We quote our one from January on a regular basis.
Haha thank you for giving me something to do rather than write about prophetic and apocalyptic literature. My head was about to explode :headache: And with that said... I must continue on with that essay.
Haha have a magical day! And have a fantastic trip! :thumbsup2

DerangedChipmunk
09-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Hi Jess!

I lurked for Frumpin with the Bathrobe Princesses because I came after you were all finished, but no more lurking for me :)

Late to the party, but caught up! Can't wait to hear all about... well, everything!

It looks like you had so much fun just getting there! Your movies were fantastic and I absolutely cried when the DME movie came on.

Just keep on frumpin'!

--Emmy Kate

Caretames1
09-29-2011, 07:58 PM
It took me this long to catch up with all my TR's and WOW I'm glad I saved yours for last. That was an amazing surprise! I had to watch the youtube video twice, because Kadence( my 7 yr old) had to watch as well.

How long was she in shock? :lmao:

bellebookworm9
09-29-2011, 08:03 PM
OH MY GOD A FOOD SETTING!? What kind of camera do you have!? I wish I had a food setting hahaha every diser needs one of those!

Haha thank you for giving me something to do rather than write about prophetic and apocalyptic literature. My head was about to explode :headache: And with that said... I must continue on with that essay.
Haha have a magical day! And have a fantastic trip! :thumbsup2


It's a Nikon CoolPix S3100. It's really pretty fancy for a point and shoot! I got to try out the Fireworks Setting this past weekend and that was pretty nice too.

Ugh that essay sounds terrible and I certainly don't envy you! Where are you going to school? I have a guess, but am curious if I'm right.

PlutosRHM55
09-29-2011, 08:29 PM
Jess, Jess, Jess, JESS!!!!! I am SOOOO sorry I haven't commented at all on the last two updates. I wanted to drop by to make sure you know I'm still following along, just a bit over-run with homework enough to not be able to write a post, but I LOVE the videos so far. I commented on them on YouTube :D So jealous you are using iMovie now, I would prefer that or Vegas over Live Movie Maker, though Live is all I have :confused3 So... yeah, just wanted to drop by so you know I'm not AWOL or dead or something lol Hope everything's well at school with you, too! :thumbsup2

Disneyfreak508
09-29-2011, 09:40 PM
Hi Jess!

I lurked for Frumpin with the Bathrobe Princesses because I came after you were all finished, but no more lurking for me :)

Late to the party, but caught up! Can't wait to hear all about... well, everything!

It looks like you had so much fun just getting there! Your movies were fantastic and I absolutely cried when the DME movie came on.

Just keep on frumpin'!

--Emmy Kate

Welcome welcome! I'm glad you read that one and are now onboard with us for this new adventure! :goodvibes
Nobody's late - you're just on time! The party has just begun! We have a lot more to cover!
We had a blast haha. It was such an exciting day. And aww I love that movie!
Will do :thumbsup2 Glad you're here!

It took me this long to catch up with all my TR's and WOW I'm glad I saved yours for last. That was an amazing surprise! I had to watch the youtube video twice, because Kadence( my 7 yr old) had to watch as well.

How long was she in shock? :lmao:

Aww :) Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! And I am glad Kadence watched the video too! I hope you guys had a magical surprise trip as well! :wizard:
She was in shock for a while... I know we watched the parade and fireworks and went on a few rides before it really settled in. By the time we were on Splash Mountain, she finally believed it :laughing: (I remember hearing her say that on the video)

It's a Nikon CoolPix S3100. It's really pretty fancy for a point and shoot! I got to try out the Fireworks Setting this past weekend and that was pretty nice too.

Ugh that essay sounds terrible and I certainly don't envy you! Where are you going to school? I have a guess, but am curious if I'm right.

That's awesome!! It sounds like a camera built for a trip to Disney! :thumbsup2
It is AWFUL. I gave up. I'm doing it tomorrow :rotfl: And I'll pm you :)

Jess, Jess, Jess, JESS!!!!! I am SOOOO sorry I haven't commented at all on the last two updates. I wanted to drop by to make sure you know I'm still following along, just a bit over-run with homework enough to not be able to write a post, but I LOVE the videos so far. I commented on them on YouTube :D So jealous you are using iMovie now, I would prefer that or Vegas over Live Movie Maker, though Live is all I have :confused3 So... yeah, just wanted to drop by so you know I'm not AWOL or dead or something lol Hope everything's well at school with you, too! :thumbsup2

Don't even worry Timmy it's totally fine! I know you're always here! :goodvibes I'm glad you like the videos! I will have to check the comments. Oh my God... iMovie is SO much better than Live... if you get a laptop for college get a MacBook so you can have it. It's soooo much faster. Live works well but it's just so slow haha. I'm glad you're still alive, and thank you! You too!

princessallie
09-29-2011, 11:01 PM
i know i didn't call you, but the videos are ADORABLE! Kristen's reaction will never fail to amuse me. So precious :lovestruc can't wait to see them alllll!

Vwdiva93
09-30-2011, 01:16 AM
So I'm joining in very late here, but I have been reading along! The surprise reaction video is so precious!! :goodvibes
Can't wait to hear more about the trip, it sounds like so much fun. I wish I could do this with my friends someday.

Hope college is going well for you!

miss.potatohead
09-30-2011, 05:29 AM
Loving your trip report, what a lovely surprise for your friend, I have no idea how you could keep such a big surprise like that!!!!

A quick question that I could probably find with a quick google search but do onsite Disney resorts have a minimum age that you need to be in order to check into their hotels? I'm considering a trip with some friends in the next year but none of us will be 21 and most Florida hotels anyway require you to be 21 =( :P

mikera329
09-30-2011, 12:04 PM
I must confess, you and all your Frumpy-Disney Friends are the best TR writers ever :cheer2: And are SOOOOO much fun :yay: I would love to be a fly-on-the-wall for one of your trips :love: Thank you for bringing Disney Delight and Pixie Dust into my life :worship:

disneyhockeymad
09-30-2011, 03:07 PM
okay so I absolutely loved that video of the surprise!! It was such a good moment! Loved Kristen's reaction! I was actually nervous with you even though I've just read what happened!! I love your videos, the one of you arriving in WDW made me so excited and my trip is a year away! Haha

Can't wait to read what you got up to after you met up!! So happy it went well!! :) :)

Disneyfreak508
09-30-2011, 03:30 PM
i know i didn't call you, but the videos are ADORABLE! Kristen's reaction will never fail to amuse me. So precious :lovestruc can't wait to see them alllll!

That's okay. I'm glad you liked them!! :) Haha I know... me either. It was great. I am excited to show you the rest! :goodvibes

So I'm joining in very late here, but I have been reading along! The surprise reaction video is so precious!! :goodvibes
Can't wait to hear more about the trip, it sounds like so much fun. I wish I could do this with my friends someday.

Hope college is going well for you!

That's totally fine! :) Welcome to this TR! I'm glad you liked the video! I am excited to share more... I hope you get to do a friends trip someday too!
And thank you! Same to you! How are you liking it?

Loving your trip report, what a lovely surprise for your friend, I have no idea how you could keep such a big surprise like that!!!!

A quick question that I could probably find with a quick google search but do onsite Disney resorts have a minimum age that you need to be in order to check into their hotels? I'm considering a trip with some friends in the next year but none of us will be 21 and most Florida hotels anyway require you to be 21 =( :P

Thank you so much! It was so hard to not slip.. but we did it!
Well, I'm only 18! So they let me book the room under my name. I'm pretty sure the age is 18. It's not specified anywhere... because I looked... but I asked on disboards, and then I'm living proof! So yeah. :) Haha I hope you get to do a trip like that!

I must confess, you and all your Frumpy-Disney Friends are the best TR writers ever :cheer2: And are SOOOOO much fun :yay: I would love to be a fly-on-the-wall for one of your trips :love: Thank you for bringing Disney Delight and Pixie Dust into my life :worship:

Aww thank you so much!! :goodvibes I'm glad you are enjoying! I wish all of our readers could be with us while we're on the trips... but this is the next best thing. Aww you're so welcome :wizard: Thank you for the compliments!

okay so I absolutely loved that video of the surprise!! It was such a good moment! Loved Kristen's reaction! I was actually nervous with you even though I've just read what happened!! I love your videos, the one of you arriving in WDW made me so excited and my trip is a year away! Haha

Can't wait to read what you got up to after you met up!! So happy it went well!! :) :)

Thank you! It really was.. I loved it. Haha I know, I feel like the emotion of the moment is portrayed almost exactly through the movie. It's great! Thank you so much! I'm sure your trip will be here before you know it!
I'll be updating soon! I'm happy too! Thanks for reading :)

PlutosRHM55
09-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Alright, catching up a bit right now...

Oh wow, I've never heard people mess up the name of resorts in Disney. Maybe it's because I only focused on my family and other Disney vets... hmmm... well I'll have to listen for Corona Springs, but yeah that's pretty messed up for Disney, but I can see where that idea would come from. And sorry to hear you guys got soaked in the rain, not fun :sad2:

Your room looks so nice! I just love the rooms at Coronado, they are so pretty and yeah, I think that's how all the set-ups of the rooms at Moderates and Values area. Because usually at Deluxes, they are set up like regular hotels where moderates and values are more motel-esque so the door usually faces towards the outside not something to go through from the inside, but I can definitely see how it would be different for someone used to deluxes. (:

STACEY!!!! That's awesome you got to show Nat the amazing wonderful person known as Stacey! In the video, both of your reactions is fantastic! You girls tend to get VERY excited :laughing: You girls are just too funny.

Mmmmm... the food at Pepper Market looks very nice, though I'm sorry you got caught amongst the little kiddies, but aren't you a child? ;) lol Still, you had more important things to look forward too...

YAY SURPRISE TIME! Smart move on the monorail, who knows when she could be on it! :rolleyes: But it seemed everything went smoothly though I'm sorry your original plan didn't work out, but the reaction was still awesome. In the video, I love the part where Kristen is like "I need to sit down." and just plops down on the floor in the middle of the M&G area and a big :thumbsup2 to Kristen for joining the pin trading extravaganza :teeth:

YAY MSEP! I do enjoy the parade, but I totally agree, Spectro was much better. I liked the music and how it seemed to play off Wishes in a similar theme where MSEP has no theme and the music is just too jovial for the following shows... DL needs a nighttime parade so send MSEP back their way again and we get Spectro, problem solved! ::yes::

YES! The frumps are back together. I'm so glad you decided to make videos again. I watched your last set a bunch of times, it was so fun to watch and it helped with post-Disney depression lol And they just keep on getting better. So far, I think Nat's Spaz Attack and Kristen's reaction to the surprise were the best parts of the videos so far, you guys are just great... you hold no nothing back on camera :rotfl2:

Can't wait to read (and see) more! :mickeyjum

TanzUnited99
10-01-2011, 08:38 AM
I come back from Disney World to find you have started another frumps report!!! Loving it so far and it is helping in taking away my post Disney blues.

I love how excited you and Nat are at the airport and than once she gets to the room and watches Stacy!! :thumbsup2 It's a shame Alicia couldn't make it but yay on meeting Vicki and Dan during your trip! :cool1:

Lol I love the new names you guys have given Coronado Springs and wow it is awesome that you got to accomplish your mission of surprising Kristen!! You are so sneaky texting all her ADRs whilst looking at her journal! :laughing:

poisonapple_PRINCESS
10-01-2011, 09:34 AM
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Anyways, here are my nails:

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From Left to Right: Space Mountain, Tigger, 101 Dalmatian, Seagulls from Finding Nemo, and Minnie Mouse

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From Left to Right: Monorail, Pluto, Firework, Andy's Room Wallpaper, and Princess

Here are Kristen's Nails:

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From Left to Right: Seagulls from Finding Nemo, Nemo, United Kingdom Flag, Donald Duck, and the Monorail

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From Left to Right: 101 Dalmatian, Snow White, Andy's Room Wallpaper, Tigger, and Space Mountain (Daytime Version)

And here are Allie's Nails:

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From Left to Right: Monorail, Eeyore's Tail, 101 Dalmatian, Tigger and Space Mountain

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From Left to Right: Test Track, Seagulls, Donald, Mickey Mouse, and the Castle



Joining in! Loooove your nails! I might have to try to do this....but I suck at painting my nails so I doubt they'll look good! :laughing: Congrats on being able to pull off your surprise! I dont know if I'd be able to keep my mouth shut! And I noticed your ticker, yours is a week after mine! :thumbsup2 Cant wait to read more!

Merida
10-01-2011, 04:46 PM
Catching up!

I've never seen pictures of the bathrooms in Coronado Spring, just the bedrooms, and now I think I know why! :) They aren't quite as nice as the bedrooms. I love the lamp on the desk, it's so adorable with the mickey head.

The chicken alfredo looks really tasty, especially the garlic bread (?) on the side.

What a great surprise! I'm glad you were able to have a good video made! Though, to be honest, I wouldn't want to be filmed wearing a poncho either! Not my most flattering look. :) Also, Nat has really nice eyeshadow in the first picture. It's such a pretty color.

Yay on moving your trip forward! I think you arrive the day after we leave; I really wanted to stay longer and see the actual 'Christmas in Disney' but we have to go see my boyfriend's family who (for some reason) doesn't feel the need to fight the crowds on the 25th, given that they're Florida residents. Celebration has a winter thing at the Town Center (http://celebrationtowncenter.com/events/now-snowing) that sounds cute, but it's the only thing I've seen.

Disneyfreak508
10-01-2011, 11:46 PM
Alright, catching up a bit right now...

Oh wow, I've never heard people mess up the name of resorts in Disney. Maybe it's because I only focused on my family and other Disney vets... hmmm... well I'll have to listen for Corona Springs, but yeah that's pretty messed up for Disney, but I can see where that idea would come from. And sorry to hear you guys got soaked in the rain, not fun

Your room looks so nice! I just love the rooms at Coronado, they are so pretty and yeah, I think that's how all the set-ups of the rooms at Moderates and Values area. Because usually at Deluxes, they are set up like regular hotels where moderates and values are more motel-esque so the door usually faces towards the outside not something to go through from the inside, but I can definitely see how it would be different for someone used to deluxes. (:

STACEY!!!! That's awesome you got to show Nat the amazing wonderful person known as Stacey! In the video, both of your reactions is fantastic! You girls tend to get VERY excited. You girls are just too funny.

Mmmmm... the food at Pepper Market looks very nice, though I'm sorry you got caught amongst the little kiddies, but aren't you a child? ;) lol Still, you had more important things to look forward too...

YAY SURPRISE TIME! Smart move on the monorail, who knows when she could be on it! :rolleyes: But it seemed everything went smoothly though I'm sorry your original plan didn't work out, but the reaction was still awesome. In the video, I love the part where Kristen is like "I need to sit down." and just plops down on the floor in the middle of the M&G area and a big :thumbsup2 to Kristen for joining the pin trading extravaganza :teeth:

YAY MSEP! I do enjoy the parade, but I totally agree, Spectro was much better. I liked the music and how it seemed to play off Wishes in a similar theme where MSEP has no theme and the music is just too jovial for the following shows... DL needs a nighttime parade so send MSEP back their way again and we get Spectro, problem solved! ::yes::

YES! The frumps are back together. I'm so glad you decided to make videos again. I watched your last set a bunch of times, it was so fun to watch and it helped with post-Disney depression lol And they just keep on getting better. So far, I think Nat's Spaz Attack and Kristen's reaction to the surprise were the best parts of the videos so far, you guys are just great... you hold no nothing back on camera :rotfl2:

Can't wait to read (and see) more! :mickeyjum

Hahaha Kristen's Dad said that one as a joke :rotfl: But it's a common mistake to mispronounce the name.
Thanks, I like them too! As long as I'm at a Disney resort, I could care less if I'm at a value/moderate/deluxe. (well, obviously, deluxes are really special) But I love them all :)
Hahaha you know you love our enthusiasm :rotfl:
You are correct... I am a child! :yay:
Hahaha the surprise was great. That's my favorite part too. And yes, I am starting pin trading in December!! I'm so pumped.
Totally agree. BRING BACK SPECTRO!
I'm glad you love the videos!! We love them too. You'll probably notice that we quote the January video A LOT throughout this one... as well as Stacey. I'll continue to post them! So fun. There are a lot more frumpy moments to come... be prepared :lmao:

I come back from Disney World to find you have started another frumps report!!! Loving it so far and it is helping in taking away my post Disney blues.

I love how excited you and Nat are at the airport and than once she gets to the room and watches Stacy!! :thumbsup2 It's a shame Alicia couldn't make it but yay on meeting Vicki and Dan during your trip! :cool1:

Lol I love the new names you guys have given Coronado Springs and wow it is awesome that you got to accomplish your mission of surprising Kristen!! You are so sneaky texting all her ADRs whilst looking at her journal! :laughing:

HOW WAS YOUR TRIP!?!? Did you love it? :) This was your first time right? Are you doing a trip report?
I'm glad you're here for another TR! I'm glad you're enjoying it!
Hahaha oh thank you! I know I wish she could have come... but we'll have to go again with her sometime!
Haha oh thanks. And that was such a good plan.. I'm glad it worked! So sneaky :cool2:

Joining in! Loooove your nails! I might have to try to do this....but I suck at painting my nails so I doubt they'll look good! :laughing: Congrats on being able to pull off your surprise! I dont know if I'd be able to keep my mouth shut! And I noticed your ticker, yours is a week after mine! :thumbsup2 Cant wait to read more!

Thanks for being here! Thank you so much! Haha I bet you could do it! It just takes some patience. And thank you! It was the hardest secret I've ever had to keep! YAYY aww we both get to do Disney at Christmas time! I'm actually going 3 days earlier now so that's exciting :banana: Have a magical trip! Thanks for being here!

Catching up!

I've never seen pictures of the bathrooms in Coronado Spring, just the bedrooms, and now I think I know why! :) They aren't quite as nice as the bedrooms. I love the lamp on the desk, it's so adorable with the mickey head.

The chicken alfredo looks really tasty, especially the garlic bread (?) on the side.

What a great surprise! I'm glad you were able to have a good video made! Though, to be honest, I wouldn't want to be filmed wearing a poncho either! Not my most flattering look. :) Also, Nat has really nice eyeshadow in the first picture. It's such a pretty color.

Yay on moving your trip forward! I think you arrive the day after we leave; I really wanted to stay longer and see the actual 'Christmas in Disney' but we have to go see my boyfriend's family who (for some reason) doesn't feel the need to fight the crowds on the 25th, given that they're Florida residents. Celebration has a winter thing at the Town Center (http://celebrationtowncenter.com/events/now-snowing) that sounds cute, but it's the only thing I've seen.

Haha yeah they're nothing special... but they get the job done. I always take pictures of every inch of the room :laughing:
I love the lamp too! I want it for my room haha
Mmmm that entire meal was delicious!
Haha I think Kristen pulled it off pretty well. It really added to it... so frumpy :rotfl: That was SUCH a great surprise. I'm glad it worked! And aww I'll tell her! I'm sure she says thanks!
Aww darn! I'm sorry you're not gonna be there for the actual Christmas Day but I'm sure you'll get to see all of the great christmasy aspects anyway! THANK YOU SO MUCH for that website. That was exactly what I needed :)

Disneyfreak508
10-02-2011, 12:26 AM
Chapter 5: Let the Extra Magic Hours Begin!
August 19th, 2011

After watching the Main Street Electrical Parade in front of the Town Square Theatre, we decided that we wanted to move so we could get a better view of Wishes!

We fought through the crowds and found a spot in the middle. We were surrounded by people and it was HOT, but it worked.

I had to sit down while we were waiting, though! Phew! I was getting overheated. It had been a few years since I've experienced the summer heat in Florida!

Within a few minutes, The Magic, The Memories, and You began! Hooray! I stood up and watched the show. I loved being right on Main Street to see this! It's such a better view. One day I need to stake out a spot and get super close so I can see the pictures really well.

As for tonight, here is our view:

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The effects in this show are just spectacular.

Then Wishes began soon after! I LOVE this show. No matter how many times I see it, I still think it's just as beautiful. I got some great pictures:

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This one is currently the background on my laptop:

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I just LOVE that the castle looks like Sorcerer Mickey's hat. That just makes my day.

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After that beautiful show, it was time to begin OUR FIRST NIGHT OF EXTRA MAGIC HOURS! Woohoo! The Magic Kingdom was conveniently open until 2 am tonight, so we were ready to begin!

Our first stop was Mickey's PhilharMagic! It's one of Kristen and my favorites, and we didn't get to go on it in January together! Nat, Sarah, Sue and Scot had never been on it, so we were excited to see their reactions!

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These are the most brilliant signs EVER. Just saying.

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We're ready to go! "Put your glasses on!"

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I took a picture of the screen... hehe

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"Uh-oh! - crash -"

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HIDDEN MICKEY! Do you see it?

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Everyone LOVED PhilharMagic! We were so glad! It will always and forever be my favorite 3-D show! It really was a brilliant idea. It sums up Disney Magic perfectly.

Our next stop was a "ca-lass-ic" of the Magic Kingdom: It's A Small World!

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As you can see, it was 10:45 pm.

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We were full of energy and we were still flying high on the fact that we were IN DISNEY AHHHH!

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Deer.

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Deer - Again!

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As usual, I can not put my camera down in here.

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Some Geese:

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The Goats! (It was frumpy animal picture taking time - can you tell?)

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Something I never noticed - the sun is appropriately dressed with the country! How clever. I seriously notice something new every time I'm in here.

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GIRAFFES! And Hidden Mickeys made out of those leaves! Dang, I was on a roll with Hidden Mickeys that night.

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I love this little Mexican scene. So cute. CHICKEN.

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LLAMA! What a frumpy animal.

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I also sniped a picture of this boat because the whole group was wearing Mickey Ears! I just love that everyone does that here. You can wear mouse ears and it's completely and totally acceptable. That's the way to be.

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Auf Wiedersehen! Reminds me of Sound of Music. "So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night!"

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Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42848188&postcount=263)

ChelseaIsMyBelle
10-02-2011, 01:42 AM
So happy to come across another of your trip reports. I am a "newbie" on here but I really enjoy reading your adventures. If only I could figure out how to subscribe to a trip report... Oh, well, I learn eventually.

PlutosRHM55
10-02-2011, 01:55 AM
A great way to start off your first night at Disney, MM&Y and Wishes! Wishes has to be my favorite show as of now, it is just such an amazing show and really epitomizes what Disney is. I'm so glad I got a video of the Evil Queen and Blue Fairy section from my last trip. My life would be ruined if I hadn't lol

YAY! EMH! So convenient! Oh, I love those posters in the queue area of PhilharMagic so cute and you guys look great in your 3D glasses. And nice try at photographing a 3D image ;) Of course, Poor Donald hahaha...

IASW, that definitely looks like the perfect ride to ride at night. I never thought of it as a frumpy ride though. Though I'm not an expert, while reading your TRs I've tried to figure out what the next frump you'd find in Disney would be next and It's A Small World didn't cross my mind. Where is the juggling platypus? Isn't he a frump? ;) And yeah, whenever I hear Auf Wiederschein now, that exact song from Sound of Music always pops into my head! :goodvibes

Can't wait to read more! :mickeyjum

Winnie the Goof
10-02-2011, 02:54 AM
Deer - Again!

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Disney deer face for the win!


Auf Wiedersehen! Reminds me of Sound of Music. "So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night!"

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Continued in Next Post
"Adieu! Adieu! To you, and you, and you!"

petals
10-02-2011, 07:26 AM
Disney's great with the things like wearing Mickey ears being normal and that. Last year when we were at the MNSSHP there was a girl behind us in line with a Duffy bear and you know the armbands to have to get to say you've bought a ticket for the party well CM had given her one for Duffy as well... I thought it was so cute! :goodvibes

TanzUnited99
10-02-2011, 08:18 AM
I loved The Magic, The Memories and You show! You are right in that the special effects are quite spectacular! :thumbsup2

Yay pics of Wishes!!! Love them and the one that is currently your desktop background looks fabulous - I would love seeing that on a daily basis!

You guys did two of my favourites with Mickey's Philharmagic and then It's a Small World - what a way to end the evening! :goodvibes


HOW WAS YOUR TRIP!?!? Did you love it? :) This was your first time right? Are you doing a trip report?
I'm glad you're here for another TR! I'm glad you're enjoying it!
Hahaha oh thank you! I know I wish she could have come... but we'll have to go again with her sometime!
Haha oh thanks. And that was such a good plan.. I'm glad it worked! So sneaky :cool2:

My trip was AWESOME!!! Everything I expected it to be and much more!!! I'm soo ready to go back again - I keep going on the Disney website to get different quotes! :laughing:

I have started a TR called 'Where's your prince' and will this tale end 'happily ever after?' - the link is in my siggie. I hope you can make it over and read along :goodvibes

I'm loving the TR and can't wait to read more!

ronnmel
10-02-2011, 09:31 AM
I love Wishes, but I think Magic, Memories and You has beat it in terms of favorite night time show. It is just so wonderful. You really have to try to see it up close. What we did on the first night is, after we watched Wishes from further away, moved up to a bench around the Partners statue and wait for the second second showing of MMY. The hub was a lot emptier and we had a nice seat up close!

Leave it to you guys to find a deer face in the decoration of a ride. lol

Eira
10-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Just subscribed! I read your Bathrobe princess TR and loved it, so when I saw this one just had to follow along. It is excellent so far. And llamas have to be the frumpiest animal ever! oh, and totally using the word frump from now on. My fiance makes fun of my "mom" look (I am a mom but young, too young for a "mom" look) hair in a bun or braid, no make up, lol! Frump is the perfect adjective for my "mom look" days.

Caretames1
10-02-2011, 11:04 AM
Wishes is my favorite show in all of Disney:lovestruc:

We let Kadence take lead on what rides we'd gon on and it a small world was like number 1, I guess I didn't realize how much she liked it!

I started my TR as well, (with a special appearnce by TanzUnited, to be seen later in it!) Link in my signature:)

jayyyloooo
10-02-2011, 11:08 AM
I've finally decided to post on here, but I've been lurking for awhile! I love love LOVE how you suprised Kristen, I may have to borrow this idea in the future.... :goodvibes
That's so awesome that you get to be in Disney with your friends so many times. I'm going with two of my close friends next summer and I can't wait!!!
Loving this trip report (and I loved your other three) and can't wait to read more!

bellebookworm9
10-02-2011, 11:27 AM
Your pictures of the castle and Wishes are gorgeous! Do you mind if I take them for my background slideshow - it's composed mostly of photos taken by people who are far better photographers than I am. :rotfl: :lovestruc

I love those PhilharMagic signs too, so clever!

Your expression matches the expression of the it's a small world deer surprising well. :lmao:

xoktenox
10-02-2011, 11:45 AM
Awww The Magic, The Memories & You show looks so adorable! Unfortunately my one chance to see it so far was ruined by claustrophobia and an annoying, sweaty girl leaning on me for no apparent reason. :headache: :laughing:

Wishes is amazing! Great pictures!

Good choice for your first attraction with Philharmagic! My favorite thing to do during that one (besides watch the video of course) is watching the little kids reach out for the gems during the Little Mermaid scene!

Can't wait to see where the rest of the night brought you all!