View Full Version : Girls Trip - NO BOYS ALLOWED - 10/2 to 10/10 - Pop, MNSSHPx2, F&W, DxDP - COMPLETED!!

12-31-2012, 12:38 PM
Hello Hello!!! Welcome to my... 4th trip report? I think it's my 4th. WOW! Yes, FOUR times I have been to WDW and it all started way back in May of 2011. Okay, I'm spoiled rotten. Let's get down to details.

When: 10/2/12-10/10/12

Who: Me & DD4

Where: Pop Century

Why: Girls Only Trip!!!

A little background... as I mentioned, we took our first trip back in May of 2011. I was hooked immediately. We drove all the way from Wisconsin and spent 6 short nights in WDW. It was NOT enough. In October 2011 I surprised my DS5 with a Halloween trip. We had the best time during free dining... it was great to spend that one on one time with him. Before leaving, I purchased an AP. Yes! This was my ticket to happiness for an entire year!!! In May 2012 we returned to the World with our entire family and my MIL :eek:! Yes, I know, we're crazy. We spent 8 nights and stayed off property for the first time. We did a LOT on that trip and for the most part had an amazing time. Somehow I talked DH into letting me book another trip in October 2012 before my AP ran out. It ONLY made sense to SAVE money, right? He bought it and I took my DD for her 4th birthday. This would be her 3rd trip. Her actual birthday was September 5th and we surprised her with a backpack full of goodies to take along to WDW. You can see the Youtube video here:
We were all set to go... bags packed and just counting down the days. Of course I came down with a horrible cold 5 days before we left. It lingered throughout the whole trip but did not get me down.

Thanks for joining me and enjoy the ride :) :wizard:

Table of Contents:
Day 1
Girls First Day (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47340706&postcount=4)

Day 2
Girls Go To Hollywood (Part 1) (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47343563&postcount=5)
Girls Go To Hollywood (Part 2) (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47343570&postcount=6)
Girls Night Out (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47361857&postcount=9)

Day 3
Girls Invade MK (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47371721&postcount=12)
Girls With Costumes (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47381658&postcount=13)
Girls Get Washed Out (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47432835&postcount=16)

Day 4
Girls Go Soarin' (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47586324&postcount=20)
Girls Get Spoiled (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48074548&postcount=23)
Girls Find the Smallest Turtle EVER!!! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48077269&postcount=24)
Girls Get Candy (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48579689&postcount=27)
Girls Get Candy Part 2 (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48579756&postcount=28)

Day 5
Girls Get High Score (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48580896&postcount=29)
Girls Start Melting (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48580896&postcount=32)
Girls Meet The Steps (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48580896&postcount=33)
Girls Make Treats (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48077269&postcount=34)

Day 6
Girls Get Royal Treatment (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48579689&postcount=35)
Girls Meet Merida (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48579756&postcount=36)
Girls Dance With Jake (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48580896&postcount=37)
Girls Do Face Paint (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48579689&postcount=39)

Day 7
Girls Go All Lilo (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48579756&postcount=40)
Girls Hula at Tusker House (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48580896&postcount=41)
Girls Race with Coconuts (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48580896&postcount=41)

Day 8
Girls Try Some Weird Cheeses (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49580524&postcount=44)
Girls Try Disney's Brat (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49581957&postcount=46)
Girls See Captain EO (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49641483&postcount=47)
Girls Dance To Motown Philly (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49641596&postcount=48)

Day 9
Girls Say See Ya Real Soon (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49641684&postcount=49)

The End :)

01-01-2013, 07:54 PM
I just read your whole dining report today and absolutely LOVED it! I think you and I have very similar tastes in food. I am totally on board with this trip report. I think taking a trip with just you and one of your children at a time is an AMAZING idea and I think I just may have to do this myself. I can't wait to see what all you guys did. :goodvibes

01-05-2013, 09:05 AM
I am in for sure!! I've spent the last couple of days reading all of your reports & now I feel like I've known you for ages lol

I'm stoked to be able to reply to this one in live time..... I've wanted to say so much along the way of reading your other reports. I think your kiddies are adorable & I love the idea of doing trips one on one with them. Unfortunatley as I'm from Australia that's not an option for us. I also love love love the shirts you made for everyone & all the invites & certificates....too cute!

We are planning our first trip to WDW in Sept 2014 & it cannot come soon enough!!! Waiting to read more about your girls only trip :-)

01-28-2013, 10:06 PM
I am so sorry for not beginning this sooner. I had good intentions and then things just kept coming up but I am here now and READY to get started. I actually just typed up this entire post to only have the Dis page freeze up on me before I could post (why do you hate me Dis!?) So here we go for the second time tonight!

Our day had come. I took my son to school in the morning and then DD and I went home to wait for the airport shuttle. This was our first time using the shuttle. DH had to work and the airport is 90 minutes away so it worked out well for us. The ride down was smooth and we arrived with plenty of time to spare. DD found a place to play in the airport.


In order to prepare for our trip, I had talked to my brother in law who works at a cell phone store and he was able to get me a loner smartphone for our trip. Yes, I'm still one of those people with the old school phones that don't have internet on them... I just have no need to pay that extra money each month. DH has one but I really wanted one to have on this trip for the apps & facebook capabilities :) It was very useful!

Anyways, back to the report:
We ate at Johnny Rockets for the first time ever.



It only made me more excited for Disney food! Our flight left on time and the trip was uneventful (yay!)


As soon as we landed, I got on the phone to call my dad and DH. I was not paying attention to where we were walking and before I knew it, we were on the completely wrong side of the airport. Ugh. That is one giant airport. We finally made our way back to Magical Express and here's DD doing the infamous walk on the Mickey heads :)


The bus left fairly quick and before we knew it, we were getting off at Pop Century.


We checked in and got our stuff (we had done the early online checkin and it literally took minutes). We stepped outside and started making our way to our room... this was the first picture I took outside:


Holy humid batman! Ugh! We got to our room finally (around the corner from the giant cell phone... yeah, could not be farther away from transportation IMO!) We changed (I realized I forgot to pack what I had wanted to wear to DTD that night so I had to improvise)... our luggage was not delivered to our room yet. We left for DTD and this was my first time using the buses to go to DTD. I did not realize that there were two stops. We should have waited till the second stop but we got off at the first. We had plenty of time to waste.


We visited Goofy's Candy Co. and I knew we would be back there later on in the trip to use up some of those snack credits.


We stopped to pickup our MNSSHP tickets and while I was up at the counter, DD was given a Mickey sticker by a little boy in the line next to us. This wasn't her first Mickey sticker nor would it be her last on this trip but it meant so much to her to have another child give it to her. She just kept talking about it and talking about it. It was so nice!

We made our way over to Fulton's and checked in 90 minutes prior to our ADR time. We were seated within 10 minutes upstairs at a window table looking over the water. It had started to rain pretty decently by now. I upgraded our free dining to Deluxe because we LOVE food!!! I was a bit nervous about Fulton's because of all the bad reviews but honestly, it was GREAT! The food was good, the service was good... we had a good time and I'm really considering it for our next trip. If you want more details on the food, you can check out my dining report... otherwise, here are some drool-worthy photos:








DD was so full from the crackers, bread and fruit that she was unable to eat the crab legs but when dessert came around, she ordered a make your own chocolate sundae and they came out with a surprise piece of birthday cake for her. I was unable to order dessert... that stuffed lobster & DD's crab legs had did me in and I felt like that lobster!

We left the restaurant to enter into a bit of a downpour. It wasn't too bad... we got to the bus stop and as we were waiting, a lady came through and gave DD a toy ring. DD was so excited.

We got back to our room and our luggage was still not there :( I was beginning to get worried. It was almost 10pm and there was a knock on the door. YAY!!! I was actually on the phone with DH at the time.

DD went to sleep quickly. We had a very busy day ahead of us. I attempted to connect to the wi-fi but ugh, what a pain. It would connect but only stay connected for a short time.

Next Up: Girls go to Hollywood

01-29-2013, 09:43 AM
I spent a good part of our night organizing our room and getting everything put away. This is what it's like to travel with my little diva:


Here's a picture of our window decorations:


We also had a magnetic board that I put on our door with a marker for people to leave messages. I also left a few business cards on the door (never know when someone might want to book another trip!)

We took the buses to Hollywood Studio and got our photopass card. Luckily, we were participating in a share so the total cost of our photopass experience was only $18 this time around! What a deal!

Here's our first Photopass picture that was taken:


Before entering the park, we spotted Daisy & Donald taking pictures... we got in line and it moved fairly quick.


As soon as we got into the park, we ran straight for Toy Story Mania fastpasses. After obtaining a pair, we got in line to ride standby. This is my favorite ride and I was determined to ride it three times this day. Just as luck would have it, the ride broke down right before we entered the building. We sat there for 15 minutes before the CM's stated that the ride was broken down. People started coming out of the building :( The CM's said they didn't know if the ride would be back up in 5 minutes or 60 so we decided to get out of the line and go somewhere else for the time being. We still had the fastpasses for later but there goes my three rides in one day :(

We decided on Voyage of the Little Mermaid.


We sat front row and DD loved it. After that was over we took a walk over to the Animation building. We had never done this before so it was something new. They taught us how to draw Tinkerbell! How cool! I really enjoyed this and knew we would be back later in the trip for more.


By this time we were ready to return to Toy Story Mania and use our fastpasses.


Loved it as always. Fastpass return times were for 4pm already!!! I guess having the ride broken down will do this :( After Toy Story Mania, we headed over to Star Wars. The standyby time was only 10 minutes so we got in line.


I like this ride but at the same time, I feel like I'm on the verge of getting sick by the end of it everytime. DD really liked it so I did it just for her. We made our way back over towards Beauty and the Beast. This was another first for us. We took a seat and tried to cool off a bit.




It was good. I wasn't over impressed. I thought it was awfully short for having to get a seat so far ahead of time. After the show, DD was beginning to get a little cranky so it was time to shop. She found herself a Minnie Mouse doll to keep her happy.


Then we decided to check out Starring Rolls and of course we had to get a cupcake. Last time I tried the peanut butter cupcake... this time it was red velvet.



YUM!!! DD and I split this and absolutely loved it. The milk was the best part... lol.

To be continued...

01-29-2013, 09:44 AM
We decided to check in early for our lunch ADR at Hollywood Brown Derby. We snagged a chair in the waiting area and got comfy.


One of the CM's came over and talked to us for quite some time. His name was "Mickey" and he could do Mickey's voice perfectly! He made DD a rose out of a napkin and she was thrilled!


We attempted to bring the rose home but it got crushed in our luggage :( After about 20 minutes, we were called and seated at a small table on the upper level of the restaurant. This was my second time dining here. My first time was not a very memorable experience. We were so stuffed full from the deluxe dining plan that I could only bare to order the Cobb salad and no entree or dessert. It was a sad, sad day. We were hungry today so I knew this would be a better experience. Our table was covered in confetti for DD's birthday. The food was excellent. Everything was sooo good. The steak that I ordered was absolutely perfect. I'm pretty sure that's the best steak I've ever had. EVER. On with the food porn:







DD ate well and was rewarded with double the desserts!


After our delicious meal, we headed outside, back into the heat to wait for the parade.


DD got sooo much attention during the parade. Two people actually stopped and said "Happy Birthday" to her. It was great!



We left the park and went back to our resort to change for that night. This was on our door when we got back:


Yay! Our first note!

Next Up: Girls Night Out

01-29-2013, 02:14 PM
Jumping in for the fun! Your DD is so cute!

01-29-2013, 02:28 PM
Great report so far..your daughter is adorable!

01-30-2013, 09:52 PM
DD took a quick nap and we got ready for our special night out.


DD was absolutely thrilled that we were both all dressed up. We took the bus to MK and went inside to get our pictures taken in front of the castle a few times (yay for park hoppers)!


I could feel the eyes on us as we walked down the street. I definitely felt overdressed but it was fun! We made our way through the shops to waste some time. We took the monorail over to the Contemporary and found the floor with California Grill's waiting area. We checked in (a little over an hour early) and our buzzer went off within 15 minutes.


We were seated near a window close to the back (not with a view of the castle). As soon as we sat down, the people at the table next to us commented on how adorable DD was and the lady asked me about my camera. They were very nice. We ordered and then the food came.






At this time, we decided to go and get a place outside on the platform to see the fireworks. Apparently there are two platforms and we of course, found the door to the wrong one (I think it's meant for a private party)... oops! We quickly went back inside and I don't think anyone saw us.. lol. We found the correct door and DD claimed her spot by the railing.



It was really neat getting to see Wishes from a different spot other than inside the park. DD sang along with the song.. so cute! We returned inside and found our dishes had been covered to keep them warm (how nice!) We ordered dessert.


Our waitress came over with a piece of chocolate cake for DD's birthday (her eyes just lit up!) She also sang Happy Birthday to her... it was so nice!


I asked if she could just box up the other dessert we had ordered for her. No problem. Here's a picture of it after we got back to Pop that night:


She boxed that up and boxed up what was left of my sushi. That sushi was absolutely amazing. I was a bit worried about ordering sushi but ohmygosh... I still dream of it. It has become my favorite dish in Disney and I can't wait to eat it again. The steak that I ordered wasn't the greatest. Brown Derby's trumped it by far. I didn't care for the barbeque sauce all over it. The potato salad wasn't too impressive either. All in all, our service was excellent here. I absolutely loved it all and we will return for sure.

We left the Contemporary by monorail. Before we got on the monorail, we saw the drive (conductor?) walking around as we were boarding. He said hi to Lucy and asked how her night was going. I thought nothing of it and we took our seat inside. It was a pretty full house by the time they shut the doors and made all of the announcements. Then the driver spoke over the speaker and said that he wanted to "wish Lucy a Happy Birthday".. everyone in our car clapped for her. lol... it was so unexpected, she was just all smiles.

We took the monorail back to MK and got on a bus to go back to Pop for the night.
This was just such a fun day/night. I look back at the whole trip now and I think this was my favorite. DD really loved getting dressed up and I'm going to make sure we make one night on future trips dedicated to doing something like this.

Up Next: Girls Invade MK

01-30-2013, 09:53 PM
Jumping in for the fun! Your DD is so cute!

Great report so far..your daughter is adorable!

Thank you both!!! I hope you enjoy the report :) I love having these to look back on.

01-31-2013, 02:38 PM
Great report so far! Lucy is just adorable. :goodvibes Joining in for the rest.

01-31-2013, 09:40 PM
I think I got about 5 hours of sleep that night. DD got a bit more...


We got up and made it to MK before the park opened. While waiting near the entrance, I called DH to talk to him before he went to work. While on the phone, one of the CM's came over and had the whole crowd sing "Happy Birthday" to DD. DH got to hear it over the phone, he thought that was neat.


The countdown went off without a hitch and we took off through the entrance and down Main Street. DD got some quick pics!



Lucy had one thing on her mind, Dumbo! In her prior 2 trips, she had never been able to ride it so this was her time.



This ride could be double the time and be a bit more worth going on (especially since there are two of them now)... DD loved it. We walked around a bit and decided to go on Barnstormer. No one was in line. We got front row and got to go around twice without getting off. It was GREAT!


This water area just does not phase me one bit. I get that some kids like water but who wants to go and get soaked and then walk around like that?

We made our way over to the Carousel... another first for us. I never bothered since it's "JUST" a carousel but DD really wanted to do it and there was no line so why not?


DD had to give the sword a good tug before moving on.


On our last trip, she pulled it out and it was so unexpected, I barely caught it on film. Of course, when I'm ready for it, nothing happens.. lol. I took a quick shot of the new wall.


We literally missed the Fantasyland previews by a few days. Don't remind me :( We took a quick ride on Small World (DD's favorite).

By this time, it was almost 9am and the crowd was beginning to gather to run for the "Mountains". They held everyone off by a rope right past Peter Pan's flight.


DD had never ridden Big Thunder Mountain. On our first trip she was too small. On the second one, it was down for refurb. This would be her first "big" coaster (besides Barnstormer of course).


You can tell by the face, she wasn't sure what to expect but she ended up LOVING it. She put her hands up on the hills and smiled the whole time. It was great. On our way out I spotted a cousin of someone I recently became friends with through Facebook. She's also a Disney fan and she told me that her cousin works at Big Thunder Mountain and that I should look for him so sure enough, on our way out of the ride, we spotted him and stopped to chat for a bit.

After Big Thunder Mountain, we took a ride on the Magic Carpets which was another first.


and that darn camel got me! Ugh! We walked over to Pirates and rode that quick then decided to make our way out of the park. We had a reservation for Kona Cafe... it wasn't for awhile yet but I was hoping to get in early and get back to the resort for a good nap before our MNSSHP that night.





Kona was good but not everything I thought it would be. I was a bit disappointed to be honest. I would not waste a table service credit on this place again but maybe OOP if I had to choose somewhere for breakfast. DD ordered a lemonade and all they had was this pomegranite lemonade (apparently this is what they're pushing in the parks because we were offered it several times during this trip)... she got it and it was just plain NASTY! ew.

So we got done at Kona and we took the monorail back to MK then hopped on a bus to Pop. This was waiting for us:


Yes, yes! We were so excited!!! DD had to try to take a quick nap before we headed back to MK for the festivities!!!

Next Up: Girls Get Washed Out

02-01-2013, 11:58 PM
DD barely took a nap. We woke up and started to get ready for MNSSHP that night. DD was going to be Rapunzel and I was Mother Gothel. We had a 3:15 ADR at Crystal Palace so I did not want to wear my costume into the park that early. I packed it in our backpack and took it along to change into. DD wore her dress and piggy tails.

We took the bus to MK and entered the park.



As we were walking down Main Street, one of the Photopass photographers took pictures of us.


We got to Crystal Palace 20 minutes before our ADR and we checked in. It took 20 minutes before our pager went off. We had fun conversing with the friendly animals around the restaurant.



We were seated and our hostess asked DD for her autograph!


As you can see, I don't think DD understood what was going on. She did not know how to write her full name so she scribbled a bit and that was that. We filled up our plates and started to dig in.




Then the characters started coming around.





They were alright. I'm not a huge fan of the stuffed characters that can't talk. I feel like I'm hugging a teddy bear and talking to one too (since they don't talk back). DD seemed to enjoy it. Eyeore had a guy with him that handed out stickers to DD and he brought a cupcake for her. Eyeore hung around long enough to help "sing" Happy Birthday to her.


We left the tip and decided to get the party started. We walked out of Crystal Palace and the doorman asked for DD's autograph (must be a trend at this restaurant). She smiled at me and scribbled a little. It was cute.


We headed towards Tomorrowland to get our wristbands and goody bags.


We had a little extra time so we decided to go on Buzz Lightyear quick.



After that we made a quick stop at Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor. I texted a joke in and it got used (but my name wasn't mentioned).


when the show was done, we decided to head towards Town Square Theater. I still needed to change into my outfit for the night. I used Tony's bathroom for the quick change and upon exiting, I received my first compliment on the dress. We quickly ran out to Main Street to find a Photopass photographer to get some pics taken but there were NONE to be found. Really, NONE! I shrugged and said we would just get them done later (if I only knew)... we headed back into Town Square Theater and asked where the lineup would be for the princesses. The CM told us "right here" so we set up camp and parked ourselves. Within 10 minutes we had neighbors and from then on, the line grew. We sat down at 5:30pm and the princesses & princes do not come out until the party begins at 7pm mind you. It was going to be quite the wait.

Eventually the normal princess line was shut down and we were let into the other rooms. We were first up right against the velvet rope. DD had her frying pan in hand and I just redid my lipstick for Flynn (lol, like he would fall for Mother Gothel - I had a dream!!!)


Next Up: Girls Get Washed Out

02-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Great report--dying to see how you dress for Mother Gothel-- or, mother goggles as my 5 year old DGD calls her.

02-07-2013, 10:56 AM
I've been slacking on this a bit more... so I put it on my "to do" list today to finish up another entry.

Yesterday I booked a trip back to the World! This will be my 5th trip since May 2011. This will probably be the most special trip though because my 76 year old dad is coming along for his first time! I can't believe he has agreed to go. Since my mom died 3 years ago, it's been hard getting him out of the house. He rarely even comes to our house (we only live a block away from him!) This trip will be me, my dad, my half sister (who's over 50 as well) and my 2 children. We are renting points and staying at Kidani at AKL in a 1 bedroom savannah view!!! We're also opting for the deluxe dining plan (but of course!) It will be December 3-10th and I can't wait to see the Christmas decor! So I've been setting that all up and going over my crazy plans already.

Anyways, here is my next entry :) Enjoy!

02-07-2013, 10:57 AM
We began chatting with the people next in line. They had people in their party who ran over to Casey's to get something to eat... turns out it had started raining. The lady came back and swore that lightning was inches away from striking her. Scary! It did not sound like fun out there and all I could do was hope and pray that the weather would calm down by the time we were done.

7pm FINALLY arrived and we were let into the room with the princes and princesses. There was a group of CM's near the door that complimented us on our costumes. DD was in heaven. Rapunzel and Flynn were waiting for her. Flynn looked gooooood :) Right away, Flynn made a comment about that frying pan not being very effective.. lol. They took her and talked with her for a long time then we got pictures.





Flynn didn't know what to think of me. Is it horrible that I was secretly hoping he'd fall in love with Mother Gothel? Well, it didn't happen. Life goes on. And Snow White was next!




Cinderella was nice and Prince Charming had the best smile ever!




90 minutes in line... was it worth it? Yes, I believe so. I would never do it again but DD was happy as could be. We exited the room into the gift shop and reality set in. It was POURING outside :(

We staked out a spot in the corner and prepared ourselves with ponchos and putting everything into ziplock baggies. We were determined to have a good time and the rain was not going to stop us. We stepped foot outside and wow, I have never seen rain like that before. It was thundering and lightning constantly. We stayed close to the buildings on Main Street but that was everyone's ideas so the sidewalks were packed full. We kept trucking along and I remember seeing lightning strike right behind the castle. Scary!!! I never thought of the danger while we were knee deep in water. We made our way through the Tomorrowland Terrace and into Tomorrowland. None of the candy stops were open and of course, no characters, no Villains show and no dance party :( We made our way around to Winnie the Pooh and by this time we were completely soaked. My dress was wet from my knees down and my arms on my dress were drenched. They were heavy and wet :( We rode Winnie the Pooh and headed into Fantasyland. The rain slowed down a bit and I thought maybe it would stop. We checked at Pinnochio's Village Haus to see if they had their candy stop open but nope. It was time for the parade so we found a spot but the rain never really slowed down. I knew the headless horseman wouldn't ride but I was hoping the parade would go on. Nope :( They ended up postponing it a few times and then they cancelled it. We headed to the Diamond Horseshoe for the inside dance party with Woody, Jesse & Bullseye. That was fun and gave us some time to dry off. We went back outside and it was pouring again.

Next we headed off to Pecos Bill for a bite to eat. The toppings bar is amazing!


It was almost time for the fireworks so we went back towards the castle. We got on Main Street and it was just barely drizzling. We waited and waited... about 10 minutes after the scheduled time there was an announcement that they were postponing the fireworks. We decided then and there that we had enough. We started walking towards the exit. I was so disappointed. We didn't even get a picture of the both of us in front of the castle :(

We got to Town Square and there was a massive line snaking through the area... I asked someone what it was for and they said replacement tickets or a refund for the night since it was being considered a "washout". We got in line.

It was just too much money to just throw away. If they were going to give tickets to another night, I would take those in a heartbeat. I still really wanted DD to experience MNSSHP. DD did great. I fed her the little bit of candy we did collect in order to keep her happy. We spent 90 minutes in line, in the pouring rain. We talked to so many different CM's about what was going on. By the time we were getting close to City Hall, they made an announcement that you could just go back to your resort and call the front desk for replacement tickets or a refund. I didn't want to take a chance though. My luck, they wouldn't know anything about it and I'd be out the money so we sat in line and waited. We were right by the train station (dead center with Main Street and the castle) when Hallowishes began. Even though we were wet, tired and cranky.. it was nice to see the fireworks in a different spot. I pulled out my camcorder and recorded most of it. We made a few different friends while in line and finally we got up to the front. We took tickets for the following night (which I had the Spirit of Aloha show reservations for). After we got the tickets, we spotted Phineas and Ferb at their meetngreet with no one in line. DD ran right over to them. She had a sucker in her mouth and they started pointing at her and shaking their heads.



DD didn't know what they were doing.. lol. I removed the sucker and she took a pic with them.


Our fingers were raisins, we were freezing on the bus but once we got back to our room, we fell asleep very quickly. Our costumes were soaked and there's no way we could wear them back the next night. Oh well... at least we were going back!

Next Up: Girls go Soarin'

02-13-2013, 02:33 AM
Joining in! So sad about being washed out of MK!! :sad1: You guys looked great with the Princesses though!

I'd love to do a mother-daughter trip in a few years with my girls!! But I think my husband would be so sad to be left behind!!! :goodvibes

02-14-2013, 02:46 PM
That is terrible that your party got washed out but at least you were able to get tickets for another night. I'll have to remember for our upcoming trip to plan a party early on in the trip so if we get washed out, we can go on a replacement night. I really want to see the party!

You costumes were fantastic too. I love DD's little frying pan! What a cute touch.

02-21-2013, 05:15 PM
So sorry I haven't updated in awhile... we have been busy remodeling our bathroom (ugh, what a mess!) I'm currently uploading more pics to Photobucket so be on the lookout for a new post soon :)

02-21-2013, 10:11 PM
Despite our wet night, we were up bright and early the next morning to go to Epcot. DD was ready for Soarin'!


It was EMH morning as well so we got in an hour early. Yay!!!


Here we are in line:


After Soarin' we headed to ride Nemo.


I took a pic of DD with the giant ball in the background. I just love this picture.


We headed over to visit Figment.


After riding, I realized that I forgot my backpack on the ride! I panicked and we followed the hallway back and tried knocking on doors to get someone's attention. We found the beginning of the ride and flagged down the lady... sure enough, they were just loading the cars and there was my bag. Whew! We spent a little time playing in the Imagination area... love that place!


After that, we headed over towards the Food & Wine Center which was on the other side of the park (near the closed Test Track) :(


This place is HUGE!


We made our way around and I spotted the wine selection for sale:


Yum! We found the chocolate sculptures and admired those for awhile...





Our main goal for the visit the Chase lounge was to find out how the wristband system worked for the concerts. We were scoping it out for the Boyz II Men concert later on during our trip. The lounge was fantastic! Such a nice feature to have and I hope they continue with it in the following years to come. They had tv's, comfy chairs, charging stations, free soda/coffee/candy and board games. There was a private bathroom and a touch screen map of the World Showcase with all of the food booths listed. I talked to the CM's there about the concert seating and found out where the seats would be. They were not in the very front section by the stage but the section after the walkway (not under the roof). That would be fine for us as long as we didn't have to wait hours in line for the seats. The previous year, I spent 2 1/2 hours in line for Hanson with my son. We got front row and it was worth it but still wasted a lot of precious park time.


Once we were done, we headed over towards World Showcase to start using up some of those snack credits.

Next Up: Girls Get Spoiled

03-25-2013, 04:18 PM
I found your menu's on Pinterest! I read your trip stories and loved them! Your kids are too cute! Hanson is my fave band, too! :)

I haven't been since '01. I want to take my DD (1) sometime soon..maybe in the next year or so! Loved your ideas and outfits!! (I need to learn to sew..)

Okay, just wanted to say hi!

04-10-2013, 08:40 PM
I found your menu's on Pinterest! I read your trip stories and loved them! Your kids are too cute! Hanson is my fave band, too! :)

I haven't been since '01. I want to take my DD (1) sometime soon..maybe in the next year or so! Loved your ideas and outfits!! (I need to learn to sew..)

Okay, just wanted to say hi!

Hi!!! Aww, Pinterest is my FAVE! Thank you so much! I'll be adding more to the report tomorrow. Adding it to my to-do list right now :)

04-11-2013, 10:42 AM
We took a little time to do some shopping at Mouse Gears.

We had a little time to waste before 11am when the food booths would open so we checked out the cranberry bog, got some yummy craisins (a bunch of packs actually... good snack for later!) DD got her picture taken in front of the watermelon patch with her watermelon outfit on :)

Finally, it was 11:00 and the booths were opening. We ate the following foods (again, if you want more specifics, check out my dining report in my siggy)...




Now that we had all that yummy food, it was time to eat at San Angel Inn.. lol. Our 11:30 ADR was upon us.



We checked in immediately and took a seat. It took about 15 minutes before our name was called. I was really hoping we would be seated at the railing but no such luck. We were seated on the next set of tables... I'll take it.

Our meal was fantastic. The service was great, the food was good. I ordered an avocado margarita... yum!




Our waiter and two other girls came out with ice cream for DD and sang Happy Birthday to her in Spanish (at least I think that was the song) :) Then another girl came over and handed DD a Disney shopping bag and told her Happy Birthday! I could not believe it! Inside was a Duffy purse! The receipt was also inside the bag yet and it said $17.99! DD was thrilled. We have never had anything like that happen to us before at Disney... it was great :)

DD with her caramel filled face & her bear:

Next Up: Girls Find the Smallest Turtle EVER!

04-11-2013, 03:26 PM
We finished up at San Angel Inn and took a ride with the Three Caballero's of course. Then we started making our way around the world. We made a quick pit stop in Norway to ride a super fun boat! This was DD's first time and she loved it (much more than her older brother did).
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We stopped to play with the drums a bit...
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It was time to grab a ride by boat to get back over to Future World. We wanted to go back to Pop to take an afternoon break. When the boat docked, I spotted the Hawaiian booth and the Desserts booth. We had to stop and try some food :)
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I took a quick picture of DD because the Photopass photographer had a mile long line...
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A nice lady asked me if I'd like her to take a picture of the both of us (this is why I love Disney) :)
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We made our way out of the park and got in line for the bus (I really hate how Pop's bus stops are the FARTHEST walks.. ugh!) While standing in line, DD spotted this little guy:
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How adorable! I wanted to scoop him up and take him home! (don't worry I didn't... I would not touch a turtle no matter how big or small.. lol) He kept us entertained while waiting for the bus.

Here's a picture of the cell phone on the end of our building:
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We had a message on our board:
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DD took a quick powernap while I tried to get connected to the internet again. Tonight's plans were to go to the Spirit of Aloha show but we had MNSSHP tickets... I could not decide on what to do... and the weather was NOT looking nice again.
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We went to the Poly to cancel our reservation. I know we could've called but for some reason I just thought it would be easier to swing by and cancel in person (also explaining about the night prior)... I did not realize that show is SO far away from the main building!
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We really enjoyed our walk around Poly though. Finally we arrived at the show and told the lady about our circumstances. No problem. She cancelled us and said that we would get a full refund (2 dining credits)... we did get a sneak peak at the end of the show though :)
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and that was it! We were off and running to MK. We took the monorail over and there were tons of people dressed up (we were not.. our costumes were still soaked). It was shortly after 7 when we entered the park.

Next Up: Girls Get Candy

05-26-2013, 09:57 PM
Looks like you girls had a blast! Would you recommend getting the Photopass? Is it worth the money?

06-03-2013, 12:56 PM
Looks like you girls had a blast! Would you recommend getting the Photopass? Is it worth the money?

I actually did a Photopass share for this trip. I think my total cost ended up being $18 but with that said, I have done Photopass Plus in the past and regular Photopass. I HIGHLY recommend Photopass Plus. I'm doing it again in December. The ride photos alone are worth it and if you do a few meals with pictures, you come out way ahead. I still take hundreds of pictures each day but I like adding the borders and signatures to the Photopass pictures. The magic shots are really neat too!

06-03-2013, 01:26 PM
We arrived at Magic Kingdom shortly after 7pm. The park was packed but lines were not long at all and guess what!? NO RAIN! We were in our Aloha clothes (since our costumes were SOAKED) but we still had tons of fun!

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We began the hunt for candy and boy did we load up!

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We took a quick ride on Haunted Mansion (it's a MUST do during the party)..

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and then we caught the parade somewhere in Liberty Square..

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Of course, DD got more candy during the parade...

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Afterwards we found Jasmine & the Genie so we got some pictures with them. While standing in line we talked to the nicest family... they were dressed as Alice in Wonderland (the newer version).. super sweet people. DD was very excited to meet Jasmine & the Genie. She asked Jasmine where Abu was and she said that he's probably playing on the Magic Carpets ride.

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Then we took a break for a Dole Whip & Root Beer float while we called daddy & DS at home and bragged about how awesome our night had been so far.

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We headed back towards Haunted Mansion and got our ghost picture taken.

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Then it was time to meet some fairies..

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Next Up: Girls Get Candy Part 2

06-03-2013, 01:32 PM
We found a place for Hallowishes off to the side. It began to drizzle and I got worried but then it stopped. Okay, we can handle a drizzle.

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After the fireworks we stood in line for Malifacient. We waited for the Villains show to start (about 30 minutes of standing there)... two women cut in front of us in line. I spoke up and told them that we were there first so they went behind us. I can't believe the nerve of some people. DD wasn't scared at all (but I was.. lol) She did great!

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We spotted Gaston near the hub so we got in line for him.. he was GREAT! He talked about everything he does in the morning (eating 4 dozen eggs, doing 1,000 pushups, etc.) and DD just sat there. She looked like she wasn't even listening to him. He thought that was hilarious. Then DD asked him where Belle was and he said that she was probably off somewhere with that furry thing. Too funny!

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Then we saw Jafar and decided to get some quick pictures with him. He was also great! Very spooky like..

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We decided to go on Pirates (no line)..

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and then Splash Mountain (also no line)..

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We got one more Photopass picture taken..

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I took this picture on our way out (around 11:45pm):

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And then of course our haul from the party that night (the bag was so heavy, I could barely carry it anymore).. there was one place we stopped at where they kept giving DD 2 handfuls of candy (about 5 times!)

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We also had a message on our board when we got back:

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Next Up: Girls Get High Score

06-03-2013, 03:04 PM
Day #5 started out with breakfast at the Beach Club. We boarded a bus and asked if they would be able to drop us off at the Beach Club instead of Hollywood Studios. SURE! No problem! (gotta love having the private bus ride to your reservation)

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This was our first time eating at Cape May for breakfast. We were there when the restaurant opened and seated right away. The characters came around in no time.

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Goofy was HILARIOUS! He had his own Photopass photographer with him (first time I've ever seen that at a character meal). He was great!

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The food was great here. Lots to choose from and different than the regular breakfast buffets we've been to. The waitress came out with a cupcake for DD and we sang to her. (In fact, the entire restaurant sang).. we left the Beach Club and went to Magic Kingdom for the day. We took some Photopass pictures..

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Then we went on Buzz Lightyear and I will admit, I did a little extra research to find out how to max out my score. I was so happy when it worked! I spent the rest of the ride trying to take a picture of my score and post it on Facebook.. lol, check out my on-ride photo below as I'm posting to Facebook on my smartphone, teehee.

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We took a break on Stitch and then headed to the newest area of Fantasyland that was open (the Circus section).

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The wait time was low for Minnie & Daisy so we got in line.

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Minnie had to fix DD's bow:

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When we left the meetngreet area, we walked into the circus gift shop. This was a really neat area. We spent some time in there and there were some CM's standing near the entrance with a Photopass photographer. They saw DD and grabbed her to make some music and take some pictures. They announced loudly that it was her 4th birthday.

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After the circus, we made a quick stop at Philharmagic :)

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Up Next: Girls Start Melting

06-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Love all your pics! :)

06-03-2013, 03:20 PM
Love all your pics! :)

Thank you :)

06-03-2013, 10:37 PM
After Philharmagic we walked over to the front of the castle to take some pictures. The Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It parade was just beginning so we decided to wait for that (it's usually a good time).

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The parade seemed to take FOREVER to get to the dance party. It was HOT in the hub. I could see DD was beginning to sweat.

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We danced one song with the characters and headed down Main Street towards the Town Square Theater.

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Mickey was wonderful as always.

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Our reservation wasn't until 11:50am for Tony's but we decided to try to get in earlier. We were there when they opened the restaurant (the singing was fantastic).. heck, we were just happy to be in some AC! After about 15 minutes, our name was called and we were seated in the back of the restaurant. This was our first time dining here. I had heard such awful things about it but that does not deter me from experiencing it myself. We had a pretty good meal. The appetizers were wonderful and so was the dessert.

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We took a few more quick pics and headed out of MK for the day. Our original plans were to go to dinner later on and go back to see Wishes but I knew we wouldn't have another chance to get back to Downtown Disney so we took the night off from the Fireworks and decided to head there instead.

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Up Next: Girls Meet The Steps

06-26-2013, 10:36 AM
We got back to the resort for a little nap and found this note on our door :)

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After our nap we headed back to MK to take a boat to GF. DD requested the boat ride instead of the monorail.

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I just love visiting this place. Not sure I would ever really WANT to stay here but it's a great place to visit.

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We checked in at 1900 Park Fare. We got our picture taken in front of the mural.. the photographer guessed that I was from Wisconsin from my "accent".. great. lol... We were taken inside and seated right next to the horsey.

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The food choices were okay. I heard the food wasn't the greatest here but I thought it was good. The strawberry soup makes it worth visiting this place every time.

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I loved the sushi :) The desserts were great too.

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DD was given a cupcake for her birthday.

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The characters started making their rounds. The prince was off that night so the Fairy Godmother had taken his place. It was all girls :)

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Cinderella was so sweet.. she told DD to leave some crumbs from her cupcake for Gus Gus.. he likes cupcakes. DD was sure to leave a few crumbs just for him.

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The step sisters were hilarious. I wish they had spent more time with us.. I really enjoyed meeting them.

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The Evil Stepmother was the highlight of the night. DD showed her the backside of her shirt where it says "No Boys Allowed" and the stepmother LOVED it! She said there were no boys allowed in the restaurant that night either, that's why the prince wasn't there.. haha.. then she pointed to a father and son sitting across from us and she whispered that they were allowed in because Cinderella "said so" and she always gets whatever she wants (as she rolled her eyes).. lol... too funny!

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Up Next: Girls Make Treats

06-26-2013, 10:37 AM
After the meal we walked out to the bus stop. We had originally planned to go back to Magic Kingdom for the night but DD really wanted to make some treats at Goofy's Candy Co. so we decided to do that instead. They were testing the new screens showing bus arrivals at GF. We loved it. We had to take a survey while waiting but it was nice to see when the bus was coming.

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We arrived finally...

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We got to work making our orders..

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DD loved it!

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We ended up buying a candy apple too... I've always wanted one.

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Then she played with Mr. Potato Head for awhile and we did a little shopping. DD bought a Jasmine Barbie.

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We returned back to Pop and found this note:

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We decided it was bed time. Tomorrow was a very busy day :)

Up Next: Girls Get Royal Treatment

06-26-2013, 11:59 AM
We woke up early and checked our board:

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We took an empty bus to MK. Did I mention it was EARLY? Here's DD and the clock behind her says 7:00 :) Still dark out!

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We had an early ADR at CRT... DD was first in line to enter MK.

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Love this feeling..

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We were the first ones in line at CRT. DD was given an "Honorary Princess of the Day" sticker. She was THRILLED.

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DD was so excited to see Cinderella (again).

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We were seated & DD was given her wand & wishing star.

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We ordered and the princesses started arriving.

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The food was excellent (as always). A lot of people complain that it's not worth it but I think it is. You can't get that experience anywhere else on property.. being inside the castle is just awesome. Our waiter even made a comment that he's sorry they don't give more food. I was plenty full by the end of the meal.

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Our waiter came over and gave DD a placemat with all the princesses signatures & an ORANGE cupcake. Thank you so much waiter!

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Next Up: Girls Meet Merida

06-26-2013, 01:00 PM
We stood at the rope waiting for Magic Kingdom to officially open. Once it did we took off running. DD ran ahead of me and got in line for Merida. She was FIRST! We were so excited!!! DD called her grandma to tell her how the trip was going.

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We talked to the lady behind us and found out she was from Wisconsin as well. Small world! They finally opened the doors and let us in for Merida. She was standing up there waving at everyone coming in. It was so exciting. She spent a great deal of time with DD.

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Then she got to try archery :) She didn't quite get the concept of letting the arrow go at first.. it took her a bit but when she did it, she got a bulleye :) The CM helping put his hand up hoping for a high five but DD just looked at me smiling.. lol, she left him hanging.

We walked back out in front of the castle and I took some pics of DD then a man offered to take both of our pictures (gotta love Disney people).

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DD got some pictures taken on Main Street. This photographer was GREAT with her. She had her twirl her dress and jump around. It was so cute.

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Then we went to see the princesses. We did meet them earlier in the trip (and at a bunch of meals) but DD wanted pics with her dress on. Of course, this ended up being the longest wait EVER for the princesses. The line just did not seem to move at all. I wasn't too thrilled with the Rapunzel. I don't know, she just didn't do it for me.

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Next Up: Girls Dance With Jake

06-26-2013, 01:25 PM
We took the monorail to GF and got a bus to Hollywood Studios from there. We had a lunch ADR at Hollywood & Vine.

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We tried to check in at H&V but they wouldn't let us in early :( We only had about 30 minutes to wait so we decided to go draw a character...

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We got to draw Merida! Sorry, no after pic but it turned out great :) We made our way back to H&V and checked in. We were called in about 5 minutes and seated in a partial booth. The characters were there immediately.

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Jake is DD's favorite. He grabbed her hand when the music came on and led her around the restaurant dancing with her. It was the cutest thing! The food was pretty good. Better than I was expecting. The highlight of the meal was lobster mac & cheese (YUM!)

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Next Up: Girls Do Face Paint

06-26-2013, 02:25 PM
I have loved reading your report so far. Looking forward to reading more :)

08-12-2013, 02:25 PM
We went over to the Animation building and met Mr. Incredible & Fro-Zone. They went crazy over the princess.

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DD has always wanted to get her face painted. We had a CM come up to us and ask if she would like to get this done.. first time for that! So we went over and in a few minutes she was done. It was beautiful!

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We walked around the park for a bit and then decided to go over to Animal Kingdom Lodge for our dinner ADR at Boma.

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Boma is my FAVORITE! Mainly because of this soup:

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DD was given a birthday cupcake and she loved it!

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Then we went out back to check out the animals.

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We met the nicest family from Georgia that comes to Disney all the time with their camper. We talked for a bit with them and they took a picture of me and DD.

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Then we made our way back to Hollywood Studios to catch Fantasmic.

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I was so excited when DD got asked to do the new magic shot :)

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We sat front and dead center for Fantasmic. There were a few drops of rain before it started but that was it. We were sitting next to three girls from Sweden. One of them had a bikini top on and was asked by a CM to change. She didn't have any extra clothes with her so the CM offered to go and buy her a new shirt! How nice!

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Fantasmic was great! Just as I remembered...

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We returned to Pop and found this message on our board:

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As you can see, something not so nice was written and erased... some people... even at Disney, ugh.

We went to bed... big day tomorrow at Animal Kingdom!

Next Up: Girls go all Lilo

08-14-2013, 08:52 PM
We are up to our Animal Kingdom day. We had an early reservation for Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge (I know, we had just been there the night before for dinner).. lol. We should've just stayed there for the night.

Here's a pic of DD waiting for the bus at Pop.

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We went up to the buffet and the chef saw DD, she came over and said to hold on just a minute. She came back out with the biggest Mickey waffle I had ever seen.. just for DD. These aren't on the buffet.. DD's eyes just lit up!

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The food was absolutely excellent (as always).

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We headed to AK after we were done and arrived shortly after park opening.

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We got some Photopass pics taken before entering the park.. they were great!

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DD finally "gets" how to do Fastpasses..

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We took a ride on the safari...

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then we did one of the trails (can't remember which one..) but we saw this guy:

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and then decided to grab a snack.. I've been wanting a jalapeno cheese filled pretzel for the longest time and we finally found them.

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It was good but not as good as I was hoping. I was unable to eat it all (surprise surprise.. thanks a lot deluxe dining plan!)

We decided to go for a walk and we saw the characters from Up! doing a meetngreet. There were some people from another country in line with us. They had an interpreter with them and they asked us where we bought DD's Lilo dress.. where in the park did we find that? I told them that I made it and they could not get over it.. it made me feel pretty good :)

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Next Up: Girls Hula at Tusker House

08-14-2013, 08:57 PM
We had lunch at Tusker House. We had been here for breakfast before so it wasn't completely new to us. Goofy was fantastic! He came up to us and started dancing like a hula girl.. he tapped Daisy on the shoulder and she started to do it too. It was so cute!

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All DD had wanted on this entire trip was some cheese slices. Finally, her prayers were answered...

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We barely ate our money's worth.

We also went on Dinosaur..

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We also went on It's Tough to be a Bug and went to see Festival of the Lion King where DD fell asleep for a bit.

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DD got roped in by a CM.. try to figure out what's in the logs by touching them. She did pretty good.

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By that time, it was time to leave. We went back to the resort for a nap. DD had been eyeing up this playground everyday.. we had to make a quick pitstop and let her play for a few minutes...

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Next Up: Girls Race with Coconuts

08-14-2013, 09:41 PM
We left for MK and took the boat over to the Poly..

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We arrived at the Polynesian with plenty of time to spare. We explored the resort a bit and did a little shopping..

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Finally it was time for Ohana!

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I had the exact same face as her...

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We got up for every activity they did... we hula danced, did the coconut races, did the limbo, etc... DD got a bunch of lei's... we stretched it out till we could see Hallowishes. We were 2 tables away from the window so it was a view of sorts... I tried to record it as best as I could. Our waiter came at the end of the meal to give us the bill and spilled water all over our table. No apologies, he just walked away. I grabbed my camera off the table before the water could hit it.. by jolting the camera, the dvd got messed up and I lost everything on it :( This didn't even upset me that much since the video wasn't the greatest.. it did bother me about the waiter not bringing anymore napkins or anymore water.. our table was soaked. We paid the bill and did not tip very highly (first time EVER in Disney). We heard him saying thank you to other tables and that he hoped they hada great vacation... nothing was said to us at all when he returned with our receipt.

Ohana is still a favorite of mine no matter what type of service we have. The food makes up for it!

We took the monorail back to MK.

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Next Up: Girls First To Get Bracelets

08-15-2013, 10:58 AM
Awesome pics! :goodvibes

09-16-2013, 01:51 PM
It was our very last day in Disney :( We hit the park early (Epcot) and DD mapped out her plan of attack.

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All ready for rope drop!

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We headed straight for Soarin' since Test Track was still down for refurbishment :(

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Here we are, ready for take off! (thanks to the nice lady that offered to take our picture!)

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As always, we had a great flight.. LOVE Soarin'!
Afterwards, DD posed in front of the Land sign.

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We made our way over to the other side of the park and took some pictures...

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We sat outside the Food & Wine Festival Center waiting for the doors to open at 10am... while sitting there I had a nice chat with a lady that just got back from Ireland on a "Adventures by Disney" trip! We were the very first ones let in and we went straight for the Chase lounge to get our wristbands for Boyz II Men.

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Afterwards, we relaxed a bit and took a ride on Spaceship Earth.

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We had a little time before our breakfast reservation so we checked out Innoventions...

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There was a fire safety presentation going on so we checked that out (and got a sticker.. plus learned something, I hope!)

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Next Up: Girls Try Weird Cheeses

09-16-2013, 03:54 PM
We headed towards World Showcase for our late breakfast ADR. Here are a few pictures from along the walk:

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We were eating at Akershus! We arrived about 30 minutes early and they said they would not take us in until 15 minutes prior to our reservation time. Boo.. so we sat and looked at the view for awhile...

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Then we were let in and Belle greeted us for a picture.

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or two:

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The cold buffet was interesting... not really my taste in things...

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We each tried all of the cheeses... DD finished them off. Then the princesses started making their rounds.

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DD was surprised with a birthday cupcake :) and everyone sang to her.

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After we left the restaurant we spotted Mulan and since we've never met her before... we just had to get her autograph and picture:

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Next Up: Girls Try Disney's Brat

09-16-2013, 04:07 PM
DD found the drums and had to play for a bit.

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We needed to use up a TON of snack credits so we started hitting up some booths... first was the trio of cheese.

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DD loved this. So much that she forgot her sunglasses on the table when we were done... don't worry, they were still there when we remembered them 2 countries down.

Next we stopped in Germany for a Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll. Being from Wisconsin, I told the cast member that I was looking forward to trying their "brat"... I thought it was abnormally long and skinny.. especially compared to the small roll. Honestly, I prefer my Wisconsin brats much more than Disney's version. This was a total miss.

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Disney's computer systems were having issues with the snack credits. The CM's told me that the snack credits were not being taken off of my total (on my receipt) but eventually they would get the problem fixed and the totals would be fixed (hopefully later on).

Some more food:

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It was getting hot outside...

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This is what we were waiting for...

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Next Up: Girls See Captain EO

09-23-2013, 09:42 AM
We made our way around World Showcase while eating and decided to head over towards Figment & Captain EO.

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We've never seen Captain EO before...

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Wow... I can't believe that still is in Disney. I've never said this about an attraction before but I think this has got to go.

Afterwards we went on Figment. I left my purse on the ride and quickly realized it... made my way back through the hallways to the loading area and got it back safe and sound. Then DD had to play around a bit (and maybe mama too)

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We took a break over at Club Cool for a bit.

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Then we took a boat back over to the American Adventure..

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The Voices of Liberty was so beautiful!

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We took the show in (first time ever).. fell asleep about 10 minutes into it.. but it was a nice nap and just what we needed!

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Next Up: Girls Dance To Motown Philly

09-23-2013, 09:57 AM
When we got out of the show I saw that they were letting people into the theatre for the Boyz II Men concert. We headed over to the left side where they were checking wristbands from the Chase lounge and we were let in immediately. We got the 2nd row before the walkway and slid all the way over to the edge so we wouldn't have anyone sitting in front of us. DD called daddy to talk for awhile before the show started.

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We chatted with the people behind us. SUCH nice people! They were locals that just loved Disney.. two older couples. They introduced us to a CM that used to work in our hometown. We chatted with him for a bit. It really helped to pass the time. A lady sat next to us with her son.. he must've been around 9 or 10 years old. As soon as the show started, DD was up and dancing :)

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DD danced the entire show and the people behind us just got such a kick out of it. It was too cute.

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The show was great! When Motown Philly came on, everyone went nuts. I never thought I'd see Boyz II Men live but it was well worth getting those wristbands :) I love Eat to the Beat! After the show, we started making our way towards the International Gateway. We stopped by the France booth to get some snails! DD actually tried them!

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We took some pictures along the way as well..

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Then we took the boat over to the Boardwalk Resort. This was our first time on these boats and I really enjoyed the ride. Most of the people in line were coming from the concert so we had plenty to talk about.

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We had a reservation at Flying Fish. This was our first time dining here. Our reservation was for late (I believe around 8:30) and it was only 7. They had no problems getting us a table for 2 and seating us within 10 minutes.

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This salad was fantastic! I could've eaten about 3 of these :)

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I had the signature dish with the potato wrapped snapper and it didn't really wow me but maybe I wasn't that hungry.. I don't know. DD had a great time. There was a minor meltdown when she lost a crayon but other than that, she loved this restaurant.

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The desserts were awesome!

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And with that... we were on our way home :(

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We went back through the gates at Epcot.

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And took some quick pictures...

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When we got back to Pop Century, we had the cashier check our snack credit total. Turns out that NONE of the food we had bought in Epcot that day was taken off our total. We still had 17 snack credits to use up and we were going home tomorrow! What a horrible thing to have happen, huh? The CM told us to start picking out some candy so we did :)

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Next Up: Girls Say See Ya Real Soon

09-23-2013, 10:09 AM
We packed everything up the night before so we were all set to go that morning. When we woke up, we headed straight over to get our baggage taken care of. There was such a crowd of people over there. It took 10 minutes to get someone and then I told them our luggage was over "there" and they said "okay, I'll get it tagged".. then they went off and helped a bunch of other people so I sat there another 20 minutes to make sure they tagged the right ones!!! Ugh, so frustrating.

We headed into the lobby to get some food.

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We still had 2 table service credits leftover (due to cancelling te luau reservation) so we decided to get some breakfast. After standing in line and waiting 5 minutes extra for a fresh waffle, we only had 10 minutes to eat everything!! Yes, it was quite rushed!

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We got outside and waited about 5 minutes before the bus pulled in :(

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DD looks happy.. I was not :(

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The tears started flowing as we pulled out of Pop.

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We got to the airport and took our time...

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And we were on our way out... See Ya Real Soon Mickey!!! Little did we know, it would be over a year before we returned.

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The End

09-23-2013, 10:29 AM
A huge thank you to anyone who has followed this trip report! I'm so glad I finished it before my next trip (71 days to go!)

Here are my upcoming trips that are scheduled:

12/3-12/10 : AKL Kidani with my dad, sister & both kids.. some highlights will be my dad's first time, DxDP, Deluxe Resort (DVC) for the FIRST time, MVMCP, Disapalooza, Elf on a Shelf at Disney!

6/28-7/6 : AoA Little Mermaid with my kids... some highlights will be 4th of July, FIRST time in the summer (wish us luck), Pirate Fireworks Cruise, Universal FIRST time for the kids!

10/25-10/31 at Pop Century & 10/31-10/3 Bahama Cruise on the Dream!!! : with my husband and kids.. some highlights will be FIRST TIME CRUISING!!! MNSSHP FIRST time for hubby, Richard Petty's Driving Experience (Exotic Cars)

I hope everyone joins along for these trip reports (and I hope I can keep up and finish them before the next trip starts!) I'm so looking forward to a very magical year ahead of me!

09-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Great TR! :)

09-23-2013, 01:33 PM
Thank you :)

09-23-2013, 07:20 PM
Just read your TR! Very nice. I am excited to go with just my DS next september!

09-24-2013, 01:29 PM
I just found this trip report yesterday...LOVE it!

09-24-2013, 02:59 PM
This is a great trip report. Your daughter is adorable and glad you did this trip with just her. These are memories you will never forget. We are going in Dec also .... what is Disapolloza and Elf on the Shelf Disney?

09-30-2013, 03:27 PM
This is a great trip report. Your daughter is adorable and glad you did this trip with just her. These are memories you will never forget. We are going in Dec also .... what is Disapolloza and Elf on the Shelf Disney?

Thank you! Disapalooza is a get together that the "dis" is putting on. It's going to be Dec. 6th and it's after Hollywood Studios closes down. They rented out Pixar Place and we'll be able to ride Toy Story Mania as many times as we want with no line! There's also food, the dis podcast members and characters. I'm very excited about it!

Elf on a Shelf is a little doll that we've been bringing out every December to lead up to the days before Christmas. Since we'll be in Disney this year, I'm bringing him along (just more work for this mom).. lol.

Thank you for the compliments!

09-30-2013, 04:02 PM
I have been reading all your trip reports! Sounds like you had a great girls trip and I can't wait to hear about the ones you have coming up!

10-04-2013, 09:59 AM
I have been reading all your trip reports! Sounds like you had a great girls trip and I can't wait to hear about the ones you have coming up!

Thanks for reading along!!! I always wonder if people are even reading these.. lol.. they get kinda lengthy because of so many pictures. 60 days till our next trip! I can't wait!

10-04-2013, 04:53 PM
I really enjoyed your trip report. Thanks for sharing your trip with us, your daughter is beautiful you can see she really enjoyed the trip.

10-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Great trip report! I've had this bookmarked forever! lol. I was surprised when I scrolled through to see a familiar face. I went to high school with one of the performers (the girls in the big dresses). Very cool!