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Disneyfreak508
01-07-2013, 07:32 PM
:donald: "To all that come to this happy place, welcome!" :donald:
It's Trip Reporting Time!

Hello everyone! Welcome to yet another Jess trip report! I believe this is already number nine - can you believe it!?

If you have been following along with me before, THANK YOU for reading once again! If you're new here, are you READY for a Disney filled adventure!?

My name is Jess. This is a picture of me and the love of my life, the YaCHt Club (please pronounce the CH), in the background.

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The best way to describe me is that I am OBSESSED with Disney. I sometimes still think I'm 5 years old. I also like to think that I am a Disney princess. Disney is the biggest part of my life and it makes me happier than anything else on this planet, to put it simply.

That explanation does not do my passion a justice, but if you're on disboards in the first place, you probably understand that Disney spark. Am I right? :p

I also am a frump, which can be defined as many things. The way I like to look at it is that I get very excited over little things, I like to frump around the Disney parks, and I say and do some crazy stuff. Being frumpy is the best way to live, in my opinion.

I have been to WDW about 25 times over the course of my life. Whenever I'm not there, I'm listening to Disney music and researching about the parks. I am about to start my Disney College Program on January 22nd, 2013 and I could not be MORE EXCITED!!!!!!!!! (You'll hear more about that soon!)

This is my family - Mom, Dad, Jonathan, and Me:

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These were my travel companions on this trip! My Mom and I are head over heels in love with Disney. The boys usually just end up coming along for the ride, but I think they really had a nice time on this trip. It was a special one! Even though my brother and I are getting older, our family trips are still just as spectacular as they were when we were young! (if not better!)

Like I mentioned, I am starting my Disney College Program! I was accepted for the Concierge Role for Spring Advantage 2013! So I will be living in Walt Disney World from January until August!!!!! IT'S MY DREAM COME TRUE! I have been dreaming about doing my DCP since I was 9 years old, and now it is FINALLY becoming a reality! It's about time! I can't wait to see how my first experience as a cast member is! I have a feeling that this is going to be the beginning of something SPECTACULAR. :upsidedow

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Because my program is so soon, this trip report is going to be posted in a VERY speedy fashion. I want to finish most of it (if not all of it? Is that possible?) before I leave. So read at your own pace, but I will be posting lots of updates in a very short period of time!

A huge reason we took this trip was so that we could bring my car down to WDW for my program! I have heard horror stories about the DCP bus system and I knew that I definitely wanted to bring my car down for the sake of my sanity.

My family took a little (20+ hour) road trip down to Florida together and then we flew back home. My car is waiting for me when I fly back into MCO in 13 days!!

We left for our trip on December 26th, 2012. We arrived in WDW on December 28th and stayed at THE BEACH CLUB for two nights! This was my first time staying at that resort and I had been dreaming staying there since I was in middle school! It DEFINITELY lived up to my exponentially high expectations!

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On December 30th, we moved over to the Yacht Club and stayed there until January 4th, 2013. I seriously have a crush on the Yacht Club. I'm not kidding. I'm in love with it. I think it is the most BEAUTIFUL resort on this entire planet.

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I also have some incredible memories from that place from The Bathrobe Princesses Trip (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2641037) back in January 2011. I was beside myself when I found out I was going to stay there again. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!

So I hope you will join me on this wonderful adventure! This was OFFICIALLY my last trip to Walt Disney World as merely a guest. So it was a vacation I will never forget! :cloud9:

LET US BEGIN! :wizard:

Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47116641&postcount=3)

Disneyfreak508
01-07-2013, 07:32 PM
Table of Contents

December 26th-28th, 2012
Chapter 1: Brooke's "Harrowing" Adventure to Florida! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47116641&postcount=3)
Chapter 2: WELCOME TO THE BEACH CLUB! (Part 1) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47116658&postcount=4)
Chapter 3: WELCOME TO THE BEACH CLUB! (Part 2) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47116667&postcount=5)

December 29th, 2012
Chapter 4: Epcot Morning & Cape May Breakfast! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47140150&postcount=52)
Chapter 5: Epcot & Yachtsman Steakhouse (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47140185&postcount=53)
Chapter 6: Seeing the Osborne Lights! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47140249&postcount=54)

December 30th, 2012
Chapter 7: SPLITSVILLE! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47182206&postcount=86)
Chapter 8: Moving to the Yacht Club and Me Falling in Love All Over Again. (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47182639&postcount=87)
Chapter 9: Flying Fish and New Fantasyland (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47182683&postcount=89)
Chapter 10: Fantasy in the Sky! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47182714&postcount=90)

December 31st, 2012
Chapter 11: Stormalong Bay and Cape May Cafe! (THEY RHYME!) (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47204216&postcount=112)
Chapter 12: New Year's Eve Fireworks at Epcot! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47204241&postcount=113)

January 1st, 2013
Chapter 13: NEW FANTASYLAND! (Part 1) (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47204255&postcount=114)
Chapter 14: NEW FANTASYLAND (Part 2) (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47204268&postcount=115)
Chapter 15: La Hacienda and Being Mrs. Potts in Enchanted Tales with Belle! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47204280&postcount=116)

January 2nd, 2013
Chapter 16: MY NEW HIGH SCORE! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47229907&postcount=152)
Chapter 17: Via Napoli and Fantasmic! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47229930&postcount=153)

January 3rd, 2013
Chapter 18: Last Day Activities (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47229948&postcount=154)
Chapter 19: Dinner at Ohana with the Cousins! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47229981&postcount=155)

January 4th, 2013
Chapter 20: Spending Our Last Moments at Epcot (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47248198&postcount=181)

Disneyfreak508
01-07-2013, 07:35 PM
Chapter 1: Brooke's "Harrowing" Adventure to Florida!
December 26th - 28th, 2012

December 26th, 2012

The day after Christmas was our first travel day of Brooke's grand adventure to Florida! Brooke is my car. Yes, I am a frump and I named my car. Are we surprised? No.

(Actually, let me edit this. KRISTEN named my car. Sorry for the inaccurate information. ;) )

From where we live, the drive to Disney was about 20 hours, and we were about to embark on quite a journey!

I woke up at 8:30 am, showered, finished packing, and had some Special K for breakfast. Dad and Jonathan loaded up the car while we made sure everything was set.

We left the house at 11:05 am. It was about an hour later than we hoped, but we were ready to set off on the road. When we left our house, it was just cold outside and there was no rain or snow.

I posted on twitter:
Good thing Brooke has a big trunk! Let's hope she makes it to Florida! LET THE ROAD TRIP BEGIN!

So Mom drove for the first hour. During that time, it was completely clear and the ride went smoothly. I was just sleeping and listening to Disney music. It was a great place to be.

I was doing quite a lot of tweeting during this time:
so much excitement. oh my God. I'm not gonna be in Disney for 2 days but STILL!!!!!!

"Believe and all you wish will come to you - Celebrate a dream come true!" #disneybound #disneylife

"Celebrate with all your heart, and your tummy too, of course." #poohunderstandsme

I was listening to Celebrate a Dream Come True and SpectroMagic. Disney parades/entertainment just make me SO HAPPY.

We got gas around 12:20 and Dad started driving. We got to Pennsylvania and a blizzard just HIT. There were white-out conditions and the roads were super slippery. Thankfully we are from a very snowy area so my Dad is good at driving in the snow. But it was still REALLY terrifying.

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I posted on twitter:
oh crap, snow. #roadtripproblems

It's doesn't snow all year and then the day we drive to Disney, there's a freaking blizzard. #prayerswouldbeappreciated #cursethenorth

There were so many people who were getting out of their cars to brush off the snow. On the I-79 (the MAIN highway in Pennsylvania) there was this lady IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TWO LANE HIGHWAY just wiping off her car!!! RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. Everyone had to slide around her and I couldnt believe there wasnt an accident already! It was incredible. I just hope she made it out of there alive. That was the most dangerous thing I have ever seen.

I posted on twitter:
IF I SEE ONE MORE PERSON GET OUT OF THEIR CAR ON THIS THRUWAY I THINK I'M GONNA HAVE A HEART ATTACK. #omg

There were about 15-20 cars that we saw in the ditches on our way through Pennsylvania. It was so scary! I am SO thankful that my Dad was able to get us through that drive. I didn't know if we were going to make it out of there alive! It was SUCH a stressful and terrifying situation.

I tweeted:
Desperate times call for Beatles music.

I mean I already knew this, but this road trip solidifies that I'm moving to Florida. #ihatesnow

We got stuck at a standstill for a while, the snow got lighter, and then it was just very icy. After getting through the worst of it, we stopped at a gas station and Jon and I got peanut butter crackers to tide us over. We hadnt eaten since we left the house that morning!

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It was a VERY long day.

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We kept driving and ended up in Morgantown, West Virginia around 5 pm. We couldnt drive any longer. We had to take a break for the night. The only way that Mom could explain the whole day was that it was a "harrowing" drive. HARROWING, HARROWING, HARROWING! What a frumpy word choice.

We ate at Red Lobster for dinner because we all deserved some sustenance! The biscuits at Red Lobster are my FAVORITE. They were so fresh and delicious.

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I got grilled salmon, broccoli, and a baked potato for dinner. It was wonderful and warm and just what I needed after that harrowing drive!

Our waiter was really awesome. He had this radio announcer type of voice.

I posted on twitter:
My waiter at Red Lobster could have legitimately been a monorail voice guy. #talented

We went to Target after and got me some Advil Sinus & Cold for my headache/stuffed up sinuses. Being in the car all day made my cold worse.

Then we checked in at the Fairfield Marriott.

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Jon and I had a room all to ourselves and Mom and Dad did too! Jon and I watched the lifeguard episode of Spongebob, and then I fell asleep from 8-10 pm. I was so tired! The whole car ride I was paying attention to the road from the back seat and making sure that we werent gonna die so I was just EXHAUSTED at this point!

I woke up and watched Big Bang Theory and 4 episodes of Friends. They were the ones where Ross had his London wedding and where Chandler and Monica were getting together.

I posted on twitter:
I LOVE CHANDLER AND MONICA'S RELATIONSHIP

We kept seeing this commercial for some nerd show called... King of the Nerds? And this is THE STRANGEST COMMERCIAL I HAVE EVER SEEN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iomSmp-Z8QU). We both tried watching it all the way through without laughing but halfway through I LOST IT. I just don't even know.

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My sinuses were AWFUL on this night and I couldnt breathe out of my nose. On top of that, I was overheated. Needless to say, I had a lot of trouble falling asleep that night. I was going INSANE.

I posted on twitter:
Jon: "How many of those drugs did you take?!?" Me: "I DIDN'T TAKE ANY YET!!!" #crazyperson

I WANT IT TO BE FRIDAY OMG #anxious

I haven't had this much energy in so long and I just feel like bouncing off the walls BUT I CAN'T BECAUSE IT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

No like really, I can't sleep. And I can't breathe out of my nose. And it just needs to be Friday already. #merp #derp

Finally at 3:30 am I was out. I had another whole day and a half of driving ahead of me!


December 27th, 2012

I posted on twitter:
Road trippin' day 2!

This morning I got up at 8:40 am and we left the hotel. We went to Target and I stocked up on medicine. I NEEDED to get better for Disney! I got Nyquill, Vicks tissues, etc.

We drove for a while and then stopped for breakfast at IHOP! I got strawberry banana pancakes and they were DELICIOUS! I need to make those at home.

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The roads were SO much better this day. We drove for a while and I worked on the frump movie from May! Im still not done with it!!

We stopped at a nice rest stop and there was a QUIZNOS! I wasnt even super hungry yet but Jonathan and I had to get subs!! It is the fast food restaurant of our childhood and they all closed down near us!

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We got back in the car, I called Preston and talked to him for a bit. Then I wrote his letter and worked on his Christmas present!

After more driving, we went to diner at Chick-Fil-A! YUM! IT WAS SO GOOD! I got a chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and a strawberry milkshake! Everything just tasted so wonderful. THE NORTHERNERS HIT CHICK-FIL-A. YEEE-HAW.

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We drove 40 more minutes and got to our hotel in Orangeburg, SC. It was another Fairfield Marriott. I really liked those hotels! They were nice, clean, and the staff was hospitable.

We watched Big Bang Theory, Full House, and Friends. We only had about 6 more hours of driving to do until we got to DISNEY WORLD!


December 28th, 2012

This morning I was up at 7:15 am! I showered, got ready, and Mom and I went downstairs to get our complementary breakfast! I had some Raisin Bran.

The staff was so friendly and kind to us. They must have learned from the Disney ways!

We were on the road by 8:30 am! GO US!

I posted on twitter:
6 1/2 HOURS UNTIL DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

I looked at my DCP countdown and realized I only had 25 DAYS TO GO. Holy cow!!!

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I fell asleep once we started driving and didnt wake up until 12 pm. By that time, we were already in Savanna, Georgia. We were at this really sketchy gas station and they didnt even have any gas!! There were also stray cats everywhere and they had weird ceramic glass statues for sale. Plus the bathrooms were gross. It was an unpleasant experience.

So we drove and got gas somewhere else. I worked more on the May movie and we drove some more.

I posted on twitter:
WE HAVE REACHED FLORIDA! 3 hours till Disney world!!!

Then we got more gas and we were only about an hour away!! I called Preston because I could not sit still and I needed something to help pass the time. I woke him up and it was 2 in the afternoon! What a sleepy frump. He was also sick, though, so that could contribute to the excessive sleeping.

I saw New Fantasyland on the billboards in the hick town farms and I was SO EXCITED!!! ONLY ONE MORE HOUR!!!

We hit terrible traffic on the I-4. So I ate Raisinettes and waited patiently for my beloved DISNEY!!!!

I posted on twitter:
Listening to the Magical Express loop because I mean, I can't drive into Disney without it. #3oclockcomefaster

I JUST WANNA GET THERE, YEAH YEAH YEAH!

HALF AN HOUR. AND WHEN I GET THERE THAT MEANS DISNEY FOOD. #OMG

MY EXCITEMENT LEVEL NEVER DIES FOR THIS PLACE. EVER. @WaltDisneyWorld

Finally we got there and went through the BEATUIFUL PERFECT PURPLE GATES. It was definitely a harrowing adventure but we finally made it!

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I posted on twitter:
OH MY FREAKING GOD IM IN DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47116658&postcount=4)

Disneyfreak508
01-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Chapter 2: WELCOME TO THE BEACH CLUB! (Part 1)
December 28th, 2012

Then something wonderful happened. We drove TO THE BEACH CLUB. MY DREAM RESORT, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, AND THE BEST PLACE TO STAY ON DISNEY PROPERTY! Well actually, in that case, the Yacht and Beach club are interchangeable. AND WE WERE STAYING AT BOTH OF THEM ON THIS TRIP!!!!

I posted on twitter:
I wish I could explain to you how happy I am right now, but there are no words.

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We parked the car and went to Beaches and Cream to check in for our lunch/dinner. There was a 30-45 minute wait so we just hung out. We sat at a table overlooking Stormalong bay and it was so relaxing. The weather was cloudy and 70 degrees! Not bad at all! MUCH better than that snow storm!

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Jonathan doesn't like to take pictures.

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Mom and Jon went to buy Jon a pair of swim trunks while we waited. Once they got back our buzzer went off!

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We were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant. Our waitress was Dolores and she was from Washington. She wasn't the cheeriest woman I've ever met but she got the job done!

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This was my first time EVER at Beaches and Cream and I had been really looking forward to it!

I posted on twitter:
And the fact that they play 50's music makes me so incredibly happy. #imhome

I LOVE THAT LIGHTS START FLASHING AND THEY MAKE A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT EVERY TIME A KITCHEN SINK IS BROUGHT OUT.

The kitchen sink is definitely at the top of my DCP bucket list!

I decided to get a hot dog and onion rings for my meal. They both tasted AMAZING. I had been craving those Disney onion rings for so long and they did not disappoint!

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Mom got the veggie sandwich with fruit. She absolutely loved it! But she said you definitely have to like goat cheese to enjoy this one, though! (thankfully she loves it!)

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Dad and Jonathan both got burgers and fries. They were very satisfied with their meals!

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Dad got a strawberry milkshake. It was really thick but WOW it was good. Disney sure does know how to make the best milkshakes!

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For my dessert I got a banana split. It was HUGE. It was 6 scoops of ice cream and it tasted INCREDIBLE. The type of ice cream they use is just so good. It had vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream with hot fudge, strawberries, pineapple, and a cherry. PERFECT!

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Then we left Beaches and Cream and went in the lobby! I looked at the Disney Vacation Club booth and I saw Pete! He is the CM that sold Kristens family their Disney Vacation Club! I went up to him and I was like, I dont know if you remember me, but I met you in May and Im friends with Kristen& you sold her family DVC! It took him a minute but he remembered that he ate pizza with her at the Boardwalk one day when they ran into each other and her family was at the parks.

I told him about my upcoming Disney College Program and he was VERY excited for me! He gave me his name and number if I ever needed him while I was down here! That was so sweet. He told me that the DCP is the best thing I can be doing for my future because having the Walt Disney Company on my resume will be fantastic no matter what direction Im going in!

We also talked about DVC for a little bit. Pete said that his family got DVC at Old Key West when his daughter was 2. Now she has a part time job waitressing at Olivias! It all came full circle!

He also told us how his daughters best friend auditioned for Disney on a whim and she got hired for the Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it parade! So now shes moving down to Disney and his daughter is very excited! She also will be a character performer when she wasnt dancing in the show.

After chatting for quite a while, we thanked him, took a picture, and said goodbye. I couldnt believe that we ran into him! That is just too funny!

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I posted on twitter:
Cast Members are such wonderful people. I can't wait to join the family.

We went to our car and brought it around so we could actually check in! The bellhop was so excited that I was doing my DCP, too! He said that I really was going to enjoy it and that it was the best time that he ever had!

We checked in at the Beach Club and the Cast Member working the front desk was very pleasant. We talked about the DCP too! She said that Concierge was such a great role to have she was actually switching over to it soon!

We got our room keys and went over to the DVC building! We had a deluxe studio and our room was #561.

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We were on the 5th floor and I thought the DVC building was SO cute. It was decorated like an old fashioned Beach house. I loved it!

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We had a queen and a pull out (queen sized) bed in our room.

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Ariel was on the comforter of the bed!

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Mickey towel!

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Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47116667&postcount=5)

Disneyfreak508
01-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Chapter 3: WELCOME TO THE BEACH CLUB! (Part 2)
December 28th, 2012

More of the room:

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In all honestly, the room was a little tight for the four of us but it was totally manageable! We definitely liked it and we had an INCREDIBLE view! We could see Spaceship Earth and the World Showcase from our porch!

I posted on twitter:
I can see Spaceship Earth from my balcony. WHAT?

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I unpacked, found my pins, and Mom and I went for a walk. We went to the Beach Club gift shop and talked to two CP’s. They were so sweet and the one just got a professional internship for entertainment! She will organize the events for when the schools come down to perform. She has a music education degree so that will be a fantastic internship to have!

The girls were saying that my resort location may get moved around a bit because of my role, depending on where they need me. That would be cool if I got to work at a few different resorts! They also said that it’s REALLY good that I am bringing my car. The CP busses are a nightmare!

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Then we went to the Yacht Club gift shop and looked around there. MY BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL YACHT CLUB.

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We walked over to the Boardwalk next. We walked through and saw all of the shops, restaurants, etc. There was SO much new merchandise even since October! I love it so much!

I posted on twitter:
The 2013 merchandise is ADORABLE!

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Back to the Beach Club!

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We got back to the room, I relaxed in the room and watched Stacey. Her new segments are AWESOME!! I didn’t get to watch her nearly enough on this trip, though!

I posted on twitter:
@staceyjaswad's new fantasyland footage is fantastic! :) #twothumbsup!! #happytobehome

Mom and Dad went for another walk and came back soaking wet because it started pouring outside. Yuck I hate rain!

Jon and I went to the Beach Club Marketplace to get some food. I was wearing the FRUMPIEST outfit ever. My Christmas Mickey crewneck, my gray Mickey pajama shorts, my tan Mickey shoes, and Mickey earrings.

I posted on twitter:
Everything I'm wearing, aside from my under garments, have Mickey Mouse on them. Yet I'm in Disney so it's completely acceptable.

As far as food, Jon decided on a flatbread pizza. He said it was alright, not the best he’s had. I only had one piece... I thought it was pretty good! I agree with him though.

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Then I went down to sit in the ADORABLE sitting area on the first floor of the DVC building.

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This was my view across the room:

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I wrote in my trip journal and face-timed Preston for a bit. Then Jonathan texted me saying that we could see IllumiNations from our balcony!! So I RAN (yes… RAN!) to our room and watched the show out on the porch. I kept Preston on Facetime too so he could see it, too! I was so excited to see the holiday ending again!

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I posted on twitter:
Watched IllumiNations from my balcony with @PrestoVision on FaceTime. It is a magical night indeed! #imissyou #andwewishyoumagicaldreams

I ended up falling asleep at 12 am and was ready for our first full day in Disney!

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courtneylauren
01-07-2013, 07:53 PM
Loved all of your tweets and Instagram pictures throughout your trip! Can't wait to read the report!! :)

cheekypoppins
01-07-2013, 07:57 PM
OMg I'm so pumped for this:yay:

LionKingDramaQueen
01-07-2013, 08:11 PM
Saw your twitter announcement and booked it over here as fast as my computer can take me!

So excited for another report! :thumbsup2

Jazzabelle508
01-07-2013, 08:12 PM
I'm in :) Looking forward to hearing about new years take 2!!!!! I was following along with your tweets and it sounded like you had quite the interesting ride over there.

katt789
01-07-2013, 08:14 PM
Yay!! I read the title and was all “That sounds like something Jess would say…” and turns out it is! Yay!

I like that your hair bow, shirt and bowling ball all kinda match! Also, so excited to hear all about your CP experience! Good idea to bring your own car down!! I haven’t heard many stories about the bus system, but I know I’d much rather have the freedom of my own car in an area like that!

I would absolutely love to stay at Yacht or Beach club!! They’re both so amazingly beautiful, and so close to Epcot/DHS, they’re just wonderful! Hahaha, of course your car has a name!! Yes!

AH!!! How’d you get the Celebrate a Dream music?! Through like, listen to youtube style thing? I did that for the Move It Shake It, but don’t think it was working when I went back to do the others!

Oh my god, the no snow/cold thing is half the love of Florida, even if I don’t work at Disney, there’s still a pretty big cheer/dance community down there, and to be away from snow would just be so amazing!! I do not accept it! Glad you guys made it out of there okay!

Man that sucks about not being able to sleep!! I know the feeling and that mixed with anticipation of Disney, cray cray!

Oh goodness, those pancakes! Om nom! Yum! I appreciate that so many of these pictures are food…thank you…

WHERE DO YOU GET ALL OF THIS MUSIC?!?! I need to have all of this, it’s amazing! I’ve got the FOTLK, 4 Parks 1 World, and the MK Event cds, but you’ve got all the stuff I can’t find haha!

Dear god that hot dog & onion rings looks absolutely amazing! And you definitely have to get the kitchen sink!! I’m assuming you’ve seen a bunch of the DCP bucket list things on tumblr?! Okay…you take amazing food photos, also something I need to learn the ways of, everything looks so yummy!

UUUGGGHHH I cannot wait until I can get to another Disney audition, that’s so wonderful that her friend got in so quickly!! Yay! The room at beach club looks great, although I can tell where you get the cramped feeling from, it has a lot of stuff, but not a lot of surface area type thing…hahaha

Aww!! How great that you can see the Illuminations, and so cute that you guys kept face timing for it!! That’s awesome! You guys certainly had a very long trip into Disney, but you made it, and had a pretty dang awesome first half day! I’m excited to read more!!

natebenma
01-07-2013, 08:20 PM
I'm new to your reports, but share your love for the Yacht & Beach Clubs. Wow, what a fantastic villa!!! AWESOME Views!

I'm in.

Dee

heathsf
01-07-2013, 08:28 PM
I'm in!!!

arbolita
01-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Hello, I'm here! My classes are about to start again, so I'm probably not going to comment as much as I'd like to, but I'll do my best to keep up with reading!

I named my car as well! My car is the Vice-Versa (because I drive a Versa and I'm clever like that).

"Celebrate with all your heart, and your tummy too, of course." <--- Total frump motto.

I totally missed this tweet: Desperate times call for Beatles music. But !!!!! YES! Alternate life motto!

I am so happy to read you're working on the frump trip movie! I wasn't sure if that had gotten put to the wayside because of how busy you'd been. I really can't wait to see (and gif) it!

Beach Club is perfection. I can never get over the resort rooms that have views of the Parks.

havingadisneyday
01-07-2013, 08:34 PM
Ahhhhhh... another trip report. You always have the best time. I don't know how you do so much... we tried to follow your instructions in the "ultimate guide" for our trip in early December, but ALAS... after spending nine days there, we STILL didn't see (or eat) half the stuff we wanted to. Oh well... I'll continue to try to "learn" from you in preparation for our next trip lol. Carry on!

PlutosRHM55
01-07-2013, 08:53 PM
Joining in (YET AGAIN)! So excited to hear all about it! It sounded like it was one fun trip from your tweets and photos (especially considering how there were a ton of other people on Instagram and Twitter posting from the World). And hopefully I won't fall back since you have less than a month to get this finished. :thumbsup2 I'll stick it out as long as I can :mickeyjum

P.S. Could someone please start discussing again how awesome it is that there are Mickey Mouse bowling balls?!

jayyyloooo
01-07-2013, 08:57 PM
Ah yay new trip report! I followed your trip on twitter and it seemed amazing!!!!

Can't wait to read all about your DCP!!! I start college next year and due to my major I doubt I'll be able to do the DCP. :( I can't wait to figure out where I'm going so I can look into their policy about it. I'm going to do everything I can!!! But for now I'm going to live vicariously through you! And most likely your amazing story is going to convince me that I have to do a DCP no matter what!!!!

courtneylauren
01-07-2013, 09:02 PM
Ah yay new trip report! I followed your trip on twitter and it seemed amazing!!!!

Can't wait to read all about your DCP!!! I start college next year and due to my major I doubt I'll be able to do the DCP. :( I can't wait to figure out where I'm going so I can look into their policy about it. I'm going to do everything I can!!! But for now I'm going to live vicariously through you! And most likely your amazing story is going to convince me that I have to do a DCP no matter what!!!!

You can apply for the DCP during the last semester of your senior year, and do your program the Fall after!! You just have to be in college when you apply. When there's a will, there's a way!

RachelNinja
01-07-2013, 09:10 PM
Can't wait to read about all the details! The tweets and Instagram photos were awesome during your actual trip, but I like reading about all the extras like why you wrote the thing about CMs and how it was because you ran into Pete~!

Anyway, so happy to know that you guys made it through that crazy snow safely!

jayyyloooo
01-07-2013, 09:20 PM
You can apply for the DCP during the last semester of your senior year, and do your program the Fall after!! You just have to be in college when you apply. When there's a will, there's a way!

I didn't know that! Thanks! Getting my options together, one way or another I will do it!!!

marDgreen88
01-07-2013, 09:27 PM
I'm here! YAY.

Hahaha um... "The Northerners Hit Chick-Fil-A. YEE HAW." What does that mean, missy? :upsidedow Just kidding it's fine, we're all hicks here.

I'm with you on Fairfield Inns! They're wonderful! If every non-Disney hotel was a Fairfield Inn or an Embassy Suites, I'd be able to tolerate them much, much more.

YOU MUST GET A KITCHEN SINK. But I suggest at least 8 people, seriously. I was with four others and we didn't even barely make a dent. :laughing:

YAY BEACH CLUB!!!! AND ILLUMINATIONS!!!!!

__disneygirl
01-07-2013, 10:07 PM
Yay another report :yay: LET'S JUST WRITE TRIP REPORTS ENDLESSLY UNTIL WE DIE. Ok? Promise me.

Thank God you named your car... I'm pretty sure it's a Frump requirement.

Oh man I love hearing about messed up rest stops/gas stations. Morbid curiosity or something. I have ended up in some weird places. If I lived down there I would be constantly scared to stop and use the bathroom. Seriously, why do so many of them sell Crocodile heads? WHY IS THAT A THING? Ok i'm done.

YAY. Omg omg omg omg The Beach Club omg omg Beaches & Cream. I love that place so much. When I have my own place I really want a 50's themed kitchen.

The Beach Club rooms seriously have the prettiest little accents everywhere. I love anything with a beach/sea theme, but Disney just takes it to the next level!

You know... you can also see SSE from some of the 60's buildings at Pop Century. Not quite the same elegance though. LOL.

Aww that's perfect that Preston got to watch Illuminations with you <3 That holiday ending is AMAZING! I can't believe that was already over a year ago that we watched it in France together!

Nermel9
01-08-2013, 05:16 AM
Hi Jess! I'm so excited for this TR, I loved following along on Twitter and Instagram, it seems like it was such an amazing trip! :banana:

I share your love of the Beach and Yacht Club...I haven't actually stayed at the Yacht Club yet, but I went there last Christmas when the carolers were singing and I fell in love with it, I think it is THE perfect Christmas resort! IF I go this December, I'm hoping to stay there! The Beach Club is perfect, I love that place, the villas look beautiful! :love:

Watching Illuminations from your balcony seems like an amazing way to end your first night in Disney! :)

ChattaAlley
01-08-2013, 06:07 AM
I am in love with this TR already. You have a great way of telling us your story with fine detail. Love it.

The Beach Club room does look a bit small for a family of 4. I would go crazy not having personal space but face it how long are you in the room anyway. So I could probably deal. Love that you can see Epot from your balcony and Illuminations. So Cool :cool1:.

You went to Beaches and Cream and didn't get the Kitchen Sink. The travisty :lmao:. But seriously there would be no way for me to eat something that hige much less my whole family. We would have to have like 6-8 people with us to tackle that one. Do you know of anyone who has every ate that thing alone in its entirety? That would be insane.

Can't wait to hear more. Also, very excited about your upcoming CP. hope you will do an ongoing TR and of course I will keep up with you on twitter popcorn:: :woohoo:.

Disneydude97
01-08-2013, 06:19 AM
Pretty good start on this trip report, Jess! Can't wait for what happens next!

rdkeim
01-08-2013, 08:13 AM
Can't wait to follow along with your latest adventure! Glad you and your family got there safely. How exciting your DCP is almost ready to begin - hope you can post and let everyone know how it's going. It's an exciting time for you!:cool1:

disneydreaminA115
01-08-2013, 09:19 AM
Woohoo!! Another TR!!!!

BRING IT ON! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Neeny17
01-08-2013, 10:11 AM
Yay! Another trip report! I was actually listening to the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade as I was reading, lol "Princess Jasmine thinks that I'M the brightest star in the sky. Now that's a dream come true!" love that bit. I'm definately going to have to check out Beaches and Cream when I go solo in August. So cool that you saw Illuminations from your balcony! Can't wait for more! popcorn::

aras4007
01-08-2013, 10:39 AM
Yayy glad to see your already starting this one! Hopefully you can finish it before your DCP..I know you'll be so busy with it!

I'm excited to hear about this trip! Don't you just LOVE the Epcot Resorts? I stayed at the Boardwalk Villas in September and it was heaven!

tinkgurl
01-08-2013, 10:49 AM
Another TR! Yay! :banana:

disneysunshine85
01-08-2013, 12:29 PM
Yay!!! I love your trip reports Jess!! :) I hope to stay at the beach club someday soon :)

lovegrumpy
01-08-2013, 12:37 PM
Can't wait to hear how the trip went. We had a blast. Austin and I were at MK on the 31st and had tons of fun that night. Staying at Beach for the first time this summer. Only staying for three days but one is a what ever day. My boys have been wanting to stay there for years because if the slide. It's a surprise so hopefully they love it.

Lucys2200
01-08-2013, 01:03 PM
Yay, so excited to read your trip report!!!! :cool1: I really enjoy any trip report featuring the frumps, lol. :)

msmandapanda
01-08-2013, 01:26 PM
The trip sounds great so far! Can't wait to keep reading. I plan on trying to do the DCP next spring and I myself am a Music Ed major. Hearing about this internship that the CM got is even more proof that I need to get down there!

also, in random but most important news in my life that I'm trying to tell everyone about: you may or may not have read from Marissa's latest TR yet, but my sister and I are in a choir from our school that will be singing at the Presidential Inauguration on Monday January 21st. If you get a chance, you should watch for us on TV!

LifeIsDis
01-08-2013, 02:06 PM
I’M READY FOR THIS.

Driving to Disney is like the worst. It’s 20 hours for me too and it is torture. But when you add Chick-Fil-A and Quiznos onto the road trip, it gets 100000x better.

Oh my GOD. Sitting here DYING over your food from Beaches & Cream.

THAT BANANA SPLIT. :cloud9:

When I stayed in the villas at the Beach Club over the summer, I had the EXACT same view as you did, so I was wondering if we had the same room… We actually had room 559!

I love your Illuminations pictures! So beautiful ♥

Disneyfreak616
01-08-2013, 02:18 PM
I LITERALLY JUST WATCHED THAT EPISODE OF FRIENDS. Spooky.

AWWW PETE!!!! My favorite CM ever!!! :goodvibes He is seriously my Disney uncle or something. He's so precious. We are so hanging out in August.

Gahh Beach Club. WHY YOU SO PERF!? :love:

Oh and the Yacht Club is the most wonderful thing ever. The end.

Shelly F - Ohio
01-08-2013, 03:17 PM
BTW was your Dad the one on DIS looking for driving directions with the hopes of taking RT 71 from Cleveland to Columbus Ohio?

snowwhite325
01-08-2013, 05:54 PM
Joining in! Hopefully I'm able to keep up before student teaching starts up again!

Blissikins
01-08-2013, 06:43 PM
I'm in! I love your trip reports! :banana:

I can't wait to hear about your College Programme too, you will make an awesome Disney employee!

Disneyfreak508
01-08-2013, 07:00 PM
Loved all of your tweets and Instagram pictures throughout your trip! Can't wait to read the report!!

Thank you so much!

OMg I'm so pumped for this

I'm so glad! Thanks for being here!

Saw your twitter announcement and booked it over here as fast as my computer can take me!

So excited for another report!

Aww that's awesome! I'm glad you're excited! Thank you! (:

I'm in Looking forward to hearing about new years take 2!!!!! I was following along with your tweets and it sounded like you had quite the interesting ride over there.

Thank you so much! Yeah, it was quite the experience!

Yay!! I read the title and was all “That sounds like something Jess would say…” and turns out it is! Yay!

Hahaha only a frump would say something that... frumpy. :P

I like that your hair bow, shirt and bowling ball all kinda match! Also, so excited to hear all about your CP experience! Good idea to bring your own car down!! I haven’t heard many stories about the bus system, but I know I’d much rather have the freedom of my own car in an area like that!

Why thank you! I was rather fond of that myself lol. I'm experience to live it! And definitely. I don't want to have my whole DCP experience taken up by waiting for buses!

I would absolutely love to stay at Yacht or Beach club!! They’re both so amazingly beautiful, and so close to Epcot/DHS, they’re just wonderful! Hahaha, of course your car has a name!! Yes!

I completely agree! I wish I could just live there.

AH!!! How’d you get the Celebrate a Dream music?! Through like, listen to youtube style thing? I did that for the Move It Shake It, but don’t think it was working when I went back to do the others!

You know... I honestly don't remember where I got that one. I used to use simpledisneythings but she took down her music. So since then I have used MouseBits and I youtube downloaded songs from this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrThemeParkAudios/videos?view=0&flow=grid I hope that helps!

Oh my god, the no snow/cold thing is half the love of Florida, even if I don’t work at Disney, there’s still a pretty big cheer/dance community down there, and to be away from snow would just be so amazing!! I do not accept it! Glad you guys made it out of there okay!

Haha I have a feeling we will both be making a little move down to Florida in the future!

Man that sucks about not being able to sleep!! I know the feeling and that mixed with anticipation of Disney, cray cray!

I was bouncing off the walls!!!!

Oh goodness, those pancakes! Om nom! Yum! I appreciate that so many of these pictures are food…thank you…

They were DELICIOUS! And hahaha you are welcome!

WHERE DO YOU GET ALL OF THIS MUSIC?!?! I need to have all of this, it’s amazing! I’ve got the FOTLK, 4 Parks 1 World, and the MK Event cds, but you’ve got all the stuff I can’t find haha!

Hopefully that link helps you! Let me know!

Dear god that hot dog & onion rings looks absolutely amazing! And you definitely have to get the kitchen sink!! I’m assuming you’ve seen a bunch of the DCP bucket list things on tumblr?! Okay…you take amazing food photos, also something I need to learn the ways of, everything looks so yummy!

THEY WERE. Oh I definitely will be doing to Kitchen sink on my DCP! I can't wait!! The #1 reason to make friends on your DCP- so you have enough people to share the kitchen with. :laughing: Actually, if you see any DCP bucket lists, send me the links! I have seen a few but not quite enough!

UUUGGGHHH I cannot wait until I can get to another Disney audition, that’s so wonderful that her friend got in so quickly!! Yay! The room at beach club looks great, although I can tell where you get the cramped feeling from, it has a lot of stuff, but not a lot of surface area type thing…hahaha

Same here, girl!! I need to go to one SOON. I definitely want to while I'm down there on my program. And yeah.. I'm glad you can tell! Thankfully the Yacht Club was a little bigger and we were there for longer - so it all worked out!

Aww!! How great that you can see the Illuminations, and so cute that you guys kept face timing for it!! That’s awesome! You guys certainly had a very long trip into Disney, but you made it, and had a pretty dang awesome first half day! I’m excited to read more!!


It was really awesome! It was all worth it! Thank you! I'm glad you're here!

I'm new to your reports, but share your love for the Yacht & Beach Clubs. Wow, what a fantastic villa!!! AWESOME Views!

I'm in.

Dee

I am so glad you found your way over here! Welcome, welcome! Enjoy the report!

I'm in!!!

WELCOME! (:

Hello, I'm here! My classes are about to start again, so I'm probably not going to comment as much as I'd like to, but I'll do my best to keep up with reading!

That is okay! I will be posting a lot before I leave so just read as much as you have time for. I will forgive you if you can't keep up - I don't know if I could! :P

I named my car as well! My car is the Vice-Versa (because I drive a Versa and I'm clever like that).

Haha I see what you did there!

"Celebrate with all your heart, and your tummy too, of course." <--- Total frump motto.

Precisely.

I totally missed this tweet: Desperate times call for Beatles music. But !!!!! YES! Alternate life motto!

Hahaha my Dad was getting pretty stressed out so we had to play that Beatles music to get through that storm!

I am so happy to read you're working on the frump trip movie! I wasn't sure if that had gotten put to the wayside because of how busy you'd been. I really can't wait to see (and gif) it!

I worked my butt off on that thing last night and I'm FINALLY almost done!! I seriously didn't think I'd be able to finish it before I left but now it definitely seems manageable!

Beach Club is perfection. I can never get over the resort rooms that have views of the Parks.

Seriously though. I just can't.

Ahhhhhh... another trip report. You always have the best time. I don't know how you do so much... we tried to follow your instructions in the "ultimate guide" for our trip in early December, but ALAS... after spending nine days there, we STILL didn't see (or eat) half the stuff we wanted to. Oh well... I'll continue to try to "learn" from you in preparation for our next trip lol. Carry on!

Aww thank you so much! I'm sorry you didn't get to do everything... but I hope the tips helped a little bit! I usually just make a chart and plan out rough ideas.. solidify all of my ADR's.. and don't worry so much about the attractions anymore because I know they'll always be there. I hope you still had a wonderful time!

Joining in (YET AGAIN)! So excited to hear all about it! It sounded like it was one fun trip from your tweets and photos (especially considering how there were a ton of other people on Instagram and Twitter posting from the World). And hopefully I won't fall back since you have less than a month to get this finished. :thumbsup2 I'll stick it out as long as I can

P.S. Could someone please start discussing again how awesome it is that there are Mickey Mouse bowling balls?!

Hahaha welcome back Timmy! We had a wonderful time! Yeah.. I mean I'm leaving in 12 days so keep your eyes on the DIS and you will be seeing lots of stuff from me!

Haha they really are!

Ah yay new trip report! I followed your trip on twitter and it seemed amazing!!!!

Can't wait to read all about your DCP!!! I start college next year and due to my major I doubt I'll be able to do the DCP. :( I can't wait to figure out where I'm going so I can look into their policy about it. I'm going to do everything I can!!! But for now I'm going to live vicariously through you! And most likely your amazing story is going to convince me that I have to do a DCP no matter what!!!!

Aww thank you!

Listen, if you want to do the DCP... YOU DO THE DCP. I shouldn't be leaving because of my major. My department is not a fan. But this is what I want to do and I know it is on my life path. So I am taking summer classes to catch up and I am doing this because I know I need to for my future!

Like someone said, you can always do it the semester right after you graduate! I hope you get to do it someday because from what I heard, the experience is incredible and completely life changing! I can't WAIT!

You can apply for the DCP during the last semester of your senior year, and do your program the Fall after!! You just have to be in college when you apply. When there's a will, there's a way!

Exactly!

Can't wait to read about all the details! The tweets and Instagram photos were awesome during your actual trip, but I like reading about all the extras like why you wrote the thing about CMs and how it was because you ran into Pete~!

Anyway, so happy to know that you guys made it through that crazy snow safely!

Aww thank you! Yes, that's why I like writing the reports too! I like to give the full story! I hope it's still exciting to read even after following along and getting the previews!

I didn't know that! Thanks! Getting my options together, one way or another I will do it!!!

If you EVER have any question, please just let me know! I would be happy to help!

I'm here! YAY.

Hahaha um... "The Northerners Hit Chick-Fil-A. YEE HAW." What does that mean, missy? :upsidedow Just kidding it's fine, we're all hicks here.

I'm with you on Fairfield Inns! They're wonderful! If every non-Disney hotel was a Fairfield Inn or an Embassy Suites, I'd be able to tolerate them much, much more.

YOU MUST GET A KITCHEN SINK. But I suggest at least 8 people, seriously. I was with four others and we didn't even barely make a dent. :laughing:

YAY BEACH CLUB!!!! AND ILLUMINATIONS!!!!!

YAY MARISSA!
HAHAHA I knew one of the southerners was going to say something about that one. DON'T WORRY I LOVE CHICK-FIL-A! (;
They really are nice!
Oh I will!! DCP friends and I will definitely be tackling that one!
WOOHOO!

Yay another report :yay: LET'S JUST WRITE TRIP REPORTS ENDLESSLY UNTIL WE DIE. Ok? Promise me.

SERIOUSLY THOUGH WE DON'T HAVE A CHOICE. I promise. You better promise me too!

Thank God you named your car... I'm pretty sure it's a Frump requirement.

Absolutely.

Oh man I love hearing about messed up rest stops/gas stations. Morbid curiosity or something. I have ended up in some weird places. If I lived down there I would be constantly scared to stop and use the bathroom. Seriously, why do so many of them sell Crocodile heads? WHY IS THAT A THING? Ok i'm done.

Hahaha gas stations are just the sketchiest places ever!!!

YAY. Omg omg omg omg The Beach Club omg omg Beaches & Cream. I love that place so much. When I have my own place I really want a 50's themed kitchen.

That is a BRILLIANT idea. When I'm rich and I get to design my own house... I may be borrowing that idea.

The Beach Club rooms seriously have the prettiest little accents everywhere. I love anything with a beach/sea theme, but Disney just takes it to the next level!

I completely agree!

You know... you can also see SSE from some of the 60's buildings at Pop Century. Not quite the same elegance though. LOL.

Hahaha it's still something!

Aww that's perfect that Preston got to watch Illuminations with you <3 That holiday ending is AMAZING! I can't believe that was already over a year ago that we watched it in France together!

It was really fun! I was bein' real frumpy and real excited. And oh my God I KNOW. How has this year flown by so fast!? I can't wait until we are reunited!!!

Hi Jess! I'm so excited for this TR, I loved following along on Twitter and Instagram, it seems like it was such an amazing trip! :banana:

I share your love of the Beach and Yacht Club...I haven't actually stayed at the Yacht Club yet, but I went there last Christmas when the carolers were singing and I fell in love with it, I think it is THE perfect Christmas resort! IF I go this December, I'm hoping to stay there! The Beach Club is perfect, I love that place, the villas look beautiful! :love:

Watching Illuminations from your balcony seems like an amazing way to end your first night in Disney! :)

Thank you so much! It really was amazing! I'm glad you got to follow along! (:

I'm so glad you understand me!! I didn't know that carolers went there! HOW CUTE IS THAT!?! I hope you get to stay there soon!

It really was!

I am in love with this TR already. You have a great way of telling us your story with fine detail. Love it.

Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me and I'm glad that you are here to read along!

The Beach Club room does look a bit small for a family of 4. I would go crazy not having personal space but face it how long are you in the room anyway. So I could probably deal. Love that you can see Epot from your balcony and Illuminations. So Cool :cool1:.

Yeah I was a bit surprised it was so cramped because it is titled a Deluxe Studio... but I think the Beach Club facilities are a little out of date. It's alright though, we till loved it! Our view was awesome!

You went to Beaches and Cream and didn't get the Kitchen Sink. The travisty :lmao:. But seriously there would be no way for me to eat something that hige much less my whole family. We would have to have like 6-8 people with us to tackle that one. Do you know of anyone who has every ate that thing alone in its entirety? That would be insane.

HAHAHA I basically had to eat that banana split by myself... the Kitchen Sink would NOT have been a good idea! And no I do not. I don't think it would be possible!!

Can't wait to hear more. Also, very excited about your upcoming CP. hope you will do an ongoing TR and of course I will keep up with you on twitter popcorn:: :woohoo:.

Thank you so much! I probably will! And twitter will be updated very frequently, I'm sure!

Pretty good start on this trip report, Jess! Can't wait for what happens next!

Thanks Matt! I'm glad you're here!


Can't wait to follow along with your latest adventure! Glad you and your family got there safely. How exciting your DCP is almost ready to begin - hope you can post and let everyone know how it's going. It's an exciting time for you!:cool1:

Thank you so much! Haha me too, it was quite the trip! I can't even wait for my DCP - it's going to be amazing!! I will update you all as much as possible! I AM SO EXCITED!!! (:

Woohoo!! Another TR!!!!

BRING IT ON! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

I'm glad you're here! Welcome!

Yay! Another trip report! I was actually listening to the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade as I was reading, lol "Princess Jasmine thinks that I'M the brightest star in the sky. Now that's a dream come true!" love that bit. I'm definately going to have to check out Beaches and Cream when I go solo in August. So cool that you saw Illuminations from your balcony! Can't wait for more! popcorn::

OMG I love that part. I will forever be in love with Aladdin.

Yeah Beaches & Cream is SUCH an awesome spot! I hope you have a great trip! And thank you!

Yayy glad to see your already starting this one! Hopefully you can finish it before your DCP..I know you'll be so busy with it!

I'm excited to hear about this trip! Don't you just LOVE the Epcot Resorts? I stayed at the Boardwalk Villas in September and it was heaven!

I have 12 days to finish this trip report... we will see if I can do it! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Thank you! YES they are my favorite! Aww how fun! My Mom bought some DVC points from our friend and is staying at the BWV when she comes to visit me! I'm SO excited!!!

Another TR! Yay! :banana:

Welcome!

Yay!!! I love your trip reports Jess!! :) I hope to stay at the beach club someday soon :)

Thank you! I hope you get to!

Can't wait to hear how the trip went. We had a blast. Austin and I were at MK on the 31st and had tons of fun that night. Staying at Beach for the first time this summer. Only staying for three days but one is a what ever day. My boys have been wanting to stay there for years because if the slide. It's a surprise so hopefully they love it.

I'm so glad that you had fun! You're going to LOVE the BC! It's amazing. That pool is COMPLETELY worth staying there and they are going to be beyond thrilled! Have an amazing time!

Yay, so excited to read your trip report!!!! :cool1: I really enjoy any trip report featuring the frumps, lol. :)

Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! (:

The trip sounds great so far! Can't wait to keep reading. I plan on trying to do the DCP next spring and I myself am a Music Ed major. Hearing about this internship that the CM got is even more proof that I need to get down there!

also, in random but most important news in my life that I'm trying to tell everyone about: you may or may not have read from Marissa's latest TR yet, but my sister and I are in a choir from our school that will be singing at the Presidential Inauguration on Monday January 21st. If you get a chance, you should watch for us on TV!

Thank you so much! I hope you get to do the DCP! Yes, if you do your CP first and then apply for that Professional Internship after college, that would be an awesome way to go! Good luck with everything!

I will try to remember that! How awesome! That is my night before I checkin for my DCP!

I’M READY FOR THIS.

Driving to Disney is like the worst. It’s 20 hours for me too and it is torture. But when you add Chick-Fil-A and Quiznos onto the road trip, it gets 100000x better.

Oh my GOD. Sitting here DYING over your food from Beaches & Cream.

THAT BANANA SPLIT. :cloud9:

When I stayed in the villas at the Beach Club over the summer, I had the EXACT same view as you did, so I was wondering if we had the same room… We actually had room 559!

I love your Illuminations pictures! So beautiful ♥

WELCOME!
I agree. Two of my favorite fast food places that I just don't have up here anymore.
YUM, RIGHT!?
OMG TWO DOORS DOWN!!!
Thank you!

I LITERALLY JUST WATCHED THAT EPISODE OF FRIENDS. Spooky.

AWWW PETE!!!! My favorite CM ever!!! :goodvibes He is seriously my Disney uncle or something. He's so precious. We are so hanging out in August.

Gahh Beach Club. WHY YOU SO PERF!? :love:

Oh and the Yacht Club is the most wonderful thing ever. The end.

Hahaha that is too funny!
I love him! He's so caring and he genuinely listens to people who talk to him. Such great qualities for a CM to have!
SERIOUSLY. I'm hopelessly in love with both of them.

BTW was your Dad the one on DIS looking for driving directions with the hopes of taking RT 71 from Cleveland to Columbus Ohio?

Hahaha no, I don't think my Dad even knows how to get on disboards :P

Joining in! Hopefully I'm able to keep up before student teaching starts up again!

Yay I'm glad you're here!! The updates will be posted fast so hopefully they'll be up before!

I'm in! I love your trip reports!

I can't wait to hear about your College Programme too, you will make an awesome Disney employee!

Thank you so much!
That's so sweet - thank you! I can't wait to share!

Shelly F - Ohio
01-08-2013, 10:20 PM
Interesting there was a guy who was planning to drive from Buffalo the day after Christmas and was looking for a way around the storm. I was looking for advise on driving through Ohio to go around the storm. I advised him not too because of the weather conditions we were facing. I did advise him to take 79 through PA and I see you guys took that route that is why I thought it was him on the DIS

jayyyloooo
01-08-2013, 10:37 PM
Listen, if you want to do the DCP... YOU DO THE DCP. I shouldn't be leaving because of my major. My department is not a fan. But this is what I want to do and I know it is on my life path. So I am taking summer classes to catch up and I am doing this because I know I need to for my future!

Like someone said, you can always do it the semester right after you graduate! I hope you get to do it someday because from what I heard, the experience is incredible and completely life changing! I can't WAIT!

!

Ahhh! This is exactly what I needed to hear! And that's what I've been thinking recently, that I can just take summer classes to make up for it. And even though what I want to do really has nothing to do with anything I could do in the DCP I still want that experience!

Can't wait to hear all about yours!

And can't wait to read all about your trip! Me and my friends are going to Disney after graduation this summer and I'm looking for new and cool things for us to do!

Disneyfreak508
01-08-2013, 11:40 PM
Interesting there was a guy who was planning to drive from Buffalo the day after Christmas and was looking for a way around the storm. I was looking for advise on driving through Ohio to go around the storm. I advised him not too because of the weather conditions we were facing. I did advise him to take 79 through PA and I see you guys took that route that is why I thought it was him on the DIS

Haha we must have read your mind! We were planning on going through PA originally... it was still a rough go but we made it!

Ahhh! This is exactly what I needed to hear! And that's what I've been thinking recently, that I can just take summer classes to make up for it. And even though what I want to do really has nothing to do with anything I could do in the DCP I still want that experience!

Can't wait to hear all about yours!

And can't wait to read all about your trip! Me and my friends are going to Disney after graduation this summer and I'm looking for new and cool things for us to do!

Absolutely. And honestly, no matter what field you go into, having the Walt Disney Company is going to do WONDERS for your resume. You definitely should do it! Follow your heart and make it happen, because you'll regret it if you don't!

Thank you so much!

Aw well I hope I can help you out with that! Thank you for reading!

tinkgurl
01-09-2013, 08:58 AM
Driving to WDW can be so fun or so annoying. And then when you cross into FL, you just want to be there already and you still have like 2 hours! :headache:

Disneyfreak508
01-09-2013, 09:36 AM
Driving to WDW can be so fun or so annoying. And then when you cross into FL, you just want to be there already and you still have like 2 hours! :headache:

I know, right?! Ah well. :rolleyes:

AlohaAnnie
01-09-2013, 10:14 AM
My first reaction to seeing your title was, Yes I would marry it, in a dreamy voice.

Then, I thought who is writing this!

It is Jess! Frumpy Freak! I love it!

Thanks for writing all your trip reports, I adore them. They are so much fun to read. I think I have only posted to one and been a lurker for the rest! :lmao:

Congrats on DCP! I am hoping DS & DD will do this.

:goodvibes

ProudMommyof2
01-09-2013, 10:35 AM
YAY! for another trip report! I loved your HHI report.

I was so relieved when you mentioned Preston at the end. With all the talk of Disney being the biggest part of your life I got worried ;)

Can't wait to hear about your CP program. I hope my DD decides to do it some day, no hope for my DS:(

DianeW
01-09-2013, 10:37 AM
Super cute TR!!! My daughter's college roomie is doing the CP at the same time you are. If you meet a Madison from Utah...let me know. Or just really freak her out and say, "Oh my gosh, are you Tessa's roommate?" :rotfl: She's a very fun girl...I hope your paths cross. I think she's doing merchandise. Which I guess means she'll work in one of the shops, right?

Anyway, have an amazing time, and I'm looking forward to the rest of this report! :goodvibes

Diane

pattiken
01-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Joining in :goodvibes Sounds like great trip so far

__disneygirl
01-09-2013, 11:11 AM
SERIOUSLY THOUGH WE DON'T HAVE A CHOICE. I promise. You better promise me too!

Ok, I promise you too!!!


It was really fun! I was bein' real frumpy and real excited. And oh my God I KNOW. How has this year flown by so fast!? I can't wait until we are reunited!!!


You don't have to specify that you were real frumpy and real excited. This is how you always are. #FRUMPLIFE :cool2:

Eeee I can't wait either!!!

Deirdres
01-09-2013, 02:39 PM
I have been following your TR's for the past year, and really enjoy reading them, your attention to detail and enthusiasm makes them so entertaining. We were at Disney World from Dec. 30 – Jan 7, with all those people I didn’t think I would spot you, but in Epcot World Showcase, I noticed your father walk by and thought that I know him from somewhere, and then a moment later I spotted the rest of you walking a few steps behind. I was going to stop and tell you how much I enjoy your posts, but my 2 teenage sons stopped me since you were nearly out of sight by now. I wanted to follow you on twitter, I know you have posted your username, but now I can’t seem to find it. Could you please post it here so I can follow your tweets?

Disneyfreak508
01-09-2013, 08:36 PM
My first reaction to seeing your title was, Yes I would marry it, in a dreamy voice.

Then, I thought who is writing this!

It is Jess! Frumpy Freak! I love it!

Thanks for writing all your trip reports, I adore them. They are so much fun to read. I think I have only posted to one and been a lurker for the rest! :lmao:

Congrats on DCP! I am hoping DS & DD will do this.

:goodvibes

Hahaha gotta love the frump life :thumbsup2

You're so welcome! Thank you for your kind words and for reading!

And thank you! I hope so too! I'm really looking forward to the experience!

YAY! for another trip report! I loved your HHI report.

I was so relieved when you mentioned Preston at the end. With all the talk of Disney being the biggest part of your life I got worried ;)

Can't wait to hear about your CP program. I hope my DD decides to do it some day, no hope for my DS:(

Thank you so much!
Aww yes, don't worry, Preston is still stickin' around. :thumbsup2 We're gonna have to do the long distance thing while I'm gone!
Thank you! I hope she does too! And don't worry.. by brother doesn't have an interest either :sad2: They're missing out!

Super cute TR!!! My daughter's college roomie is doing the CP at the same time you are. If you meet a Madison from Utah...let me know. Or just really freak her out and say, "Oh my gosh, are you Tessa's roommate?" :rotfl: She's a very fun girl...I hope your paths cross. I think she's doing merchandise. Which I guess means she'll work in one of the shops, right?

Anyway, have an amazing time, and I'm looking forward to the rest of this report! :goodvibes

Diane

Aww how fun! I'll look out for her! And yes, she'll end up working in one of the shops!

Thank you so much!

Joining in :goodvibes Sounds like great trip so far

Ok, I promise you too!!!



You don't have to specify that you were real frumpy and real excited. This is how you always are. #FRUMPLIFE :cool2:

Eeee I can't wait either!!!

Good!!
Haha I'm glad you understand me!
YAYY!

I have been following your TR's for the past year, and really enjoy reading them, your attention to detail and enthusiasm makes them so entertaining. We were at Disney World from Dec. 30 – Jan 7, with all those people I didn’t think I would spot you, but in Epcot World Showcase, I noticed your father walk by and thought that I know him from somewhere, and then a moment later I spotted the rest of you walking a few steps behind. I was going to stop and tell you how much I enjoy your posts, but my 2 teenage sons stopped me since you were nearly out of sight by now. I wanted to follow you on twitter, I know you have posted your username, but now I can’t seem to find it. Could you please post it here so I can follow your tweets?

Aww thank you so much! Haha that is so funny that you saw us! You totally could've said hi! I'm glad you recognized me though. :)
My twitter name is PrincessJess508! See ya over there!

Disneyfreak508
01-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Chapter 4: Epcot Morning & Cape May Breakfast!
December 29th, 2012

I got up this morning at 7:10 am! I WAS READY FOR DISNEY! I showered, put on clothes and make-up, and we were all out the door at 8:30 am!

I posted on twitter:
GOOD MORNING. #RERERE #NOSLEEPINGINDISNEY

We walked right to Epcot, which is the most beautiful convenience in the entire world! It is one of the top reasons why the Yacht and Beach Club are the absolute best! The World Showcase was so nice, quiet, and empty at that hour of the morning.

Jonathan and I went straight to Test Track to get fastpasses! We wanted to go on the new version!

We got fastpasses for 10:05 am. Next, we headed to the Land!

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I posted on twitter:
THE SMELL OF THE LAND HAS ENTERED MY LIFE ONCE AGAIN.

We got in the standby line for Soarin&rsquo;. It said 45 minutes but it only took 25! I also noticed how much I love the Soarin' CM costumes. They're actually really precious.

We were the first people in the first row of our entire load! The ride was wonderful as usual. The soundtrack and the smells just make me feel right at home.

We walked through Future World and took a picture in the EXACT CENTER of Disney World! When I met up with my friend Bobby last year while he was on his DCP, he told me this was where it was! Very cool!

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Then we went to Spaceship Earth! The line was 15 minutes long, which wasn't too bad. Jonathan loves that ride so I'm glad we got on it!

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Then it was time for TEST TRACK, BABY! We got in line and it is SO COOL in there! Everything is so high tech and BLUE!

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Yes, my way to describe the new Test Track is BLUE because that clearly was Chevrolet's favorite color when designing this thing.

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I posted on twitter:
TEST TRACK BABY! First time on the new version! LET'S GO!

The new design is very cool. You go in, take a sim card, and design your car! I picked the power option for mine.

Then you get in your all new BLUE car and go through the exact same old track. But the design of it all is COMPLETELY different. They ditched the whole story and made it so you're testing the cars that you created. At every check point you see how your car ranks compared to everyone else's in your vehicle.

It really was cool and my family all agreed that they like the new one better! It's very futuristic! I have to admit, I will still miss some of the classic lines from the old ride, but original Test Track is engrained into my mind so I will never forget it.

Once we got out, the fam looked at cars because Jon just got his license and then we headed out of the park. There were two marching bands coming through on our way out. Disney was BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

Dad stopped and got coffee and then we were back at the Beach Club! We went straight to Cape May Café and checked in for our 11:05 am reservation! This was my first Cape May Breakfast and I was VERY excited!!

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We were called about 5-10 minutes after our ADR time. When we were seated, the characters were right there ready to meet us!!

Goofy was right at our table when we got there. It was so exciting to meet him knowing that he was going to be Mark's future friend!!

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Minnie came next! Her beach outfit is just TOO CUTE!

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The waitress told Minnie to give Dad some sugar when she walked by to take a picture with him! Gahh it was too cute.

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Donald was the last one to come around! He was a sweetheart and I loved his outfit too!

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We got breakfast and the buffet was AWESOME!! They had French Toast bread pudding and it was absolutely incredible. I didn't even know that type of thing existed! But it does. It was very sweet and literally tasted like French toast in cake form. I loved it! What a hidden gem.

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Mom flipped over the cheesy grits! She couldn't stop talking about them. And Dad loved the eggs with sausage and cheese.

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The Mickey waffles were obviously perfect. Cape May had a little waffle bar with syrup, strawberries, chocolate chips, and whipped cream! TOO GOOD. Also, the Apple Danish was super fresh! I wasn't going to eat it all but it was so good that I had to!

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Our waitress was so nice. She was very hospitable and did a very good job of taking care of us!

My parents were HUGE fans of this later time slot. The restaurant was clearing out at the end and it wasn't super crazy in there anymore. The characters came around a couple more times to say hi and we didn't feel rushed to get out of there.

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Disneyfreak508
01-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Chapter 5: Epcot & Yachtsman Steakhouse
December 29th, 2012

We went back to the room after breakfast, Jon took a nap, and I wrote in my trip journal. Mom and I went to Concierge to get our tickets checked for how many days are left, but apparently we have to go to guest relations for that.

We also went to the Beach Club gift shop and looked at a shirt I wanted, but they only had XL’s at the time. So we went back to the room again, got our next set of Test Track fastpasses, and Mom and I went over to Epcot. Dad went to the Jacuzzi and Jon slept.

Mom and I got to MouseGear and I got Preston’s FANTASTIC Christmas present. I got the “I’ll Be Your Mickey” and “I’ll Be Your Minnie” shirts for when he (hopefully - fingers crossed!) comes to visit and I also got him OSWALD EARS!!! The kid is gonna flip. (On top of that, I also made him an Adventure Book from Up!) I’m so excited to give everything to him! I also got a Rapunzel pin and Mom got herself some Mickey salt and pepper shakers!

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Then we went outside and Joyful was performing! Mom absolutely loves them so we had to sit outside and watch! We found some spots outside of MouseGear and just listened to their music and watched them dance.

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I posted on twitter:
Relaxing and enjoying Mom's favorite piece of Disney Christmas entertainment - Joyful! #praiseJesus

While I was sitting there, this lady stood right in front of me and blocked my view of the show! So I moved and she plopped herself right down in my old seat! OHKAY. Haha people.

Dad and Jon came to meet us and we went over to Test Track to use our fastpasses. Apparently the ride had been down for the past 2 hours so we hit it right at the reopening! The line was RIDICULOUS to get in!

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Here is the new queue!

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The filed us right through and we didn’t even get to make our own cars that time! But that’s alright. Here are the screens that you would usually use to design your car!

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The ride was great again and I had a real fun time for myself. YAY BLUE CARS!

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After Test Track we all decided to split up. Mom wanted to go see Joyful again and the storyteller in Italy, La Befana. So her and Dad went to do that while Jon and I went to the Seas! We got in line for Nemo. I just assumed that the line would be short but it ended up being the longest wait I ever had for that ride!

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The ride was good, though! At the end when the Nemo characters are projected on the tank walls, there was a sting ray, sharks, and DOLPHINS in the tanks!!!! It was like hitting the jackpot!

Then we ended up leaving the park. I made some good pin trades on my way out. We got back to the room and Mom and Dad met us back there about 5 minutes later.

We had 20 minutes to get ready and then we headed to dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse at 5 pm!

We checked in and were seated within 5 minutes. Dad disappeared but they brought us to our table anyway. Dad ended up being at the arcade getting his record score at pinball. FRUMP.

He decided to join us after about 5-10 minutes and then we ordered our food. Our waiter’s name was Thomas and he was from Rhode Island. He was VERY pleasant, nice, and overall an extraordinary waiter!

They started us off with sourdough and onion pull-apart bread. The onion one was FANTASTIC. I’ve never had any bread like that but WOW it was so good! It was extremely soft and you pulled the layers off to eat one at a time. AHH I loved it!

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I ordered the lobster bisque for my appetizer and it was AMAZING! It had a kick to it and the lobster chunks in it were unbelievably good.

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Jon got the scallops and they were served chowder style! Dad and him shared those and they both really liked them!

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For our entrees, I got the Filet Minion and I substituted the mashed potatoes for truffle mac and cheese. OH MY GOD. That was literally perfect. The steak was cooked perfectly and it had great flavor. The wine sauce was great to dip it in. The truffle mac and cheese was just SO GOOD. I may have liked that even more than the steak! I wish I could have eaten more of it! It had that similar onion flavor to the bread and it was nice and cheesy. (but not excessively) It was a VERY delicious meal!

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Mom got the Filet with mashed potatoes and those potatoes were incredible!! You seriously couldn’t go wrong with either option. They’re both so good! The problem is that they’re both my two favorite side dishes so it was very difficult to choose!

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Jon got the Fresh Sea Bass for his entree, which was a mild white fish. He ate it all so obviously he enjoyed it!

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Dad got the Porterhouse Steak! It wasn’t even on the menu that night because it takes up a lot of space on the grill. With the crowds being the way they were, they had to temporarily take it off the menu. However, Dad saw it on the menu yesterday and Thomas said that they would be able to make it for him! Dad was very happy about that.

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Disneyfreak508
01-09-2013, 08:45 PM
Chapter 6: Seeing the Osborne Lights!
December 29th, 2012

I was like falling asleep at the dinner table so we went back to the room after and everyone took a nap. It was WONDERFUL. I woke up just in time for IllumiNations! We watched it off our beautiful balcony again.

I posted on twitter:
View of IllumiNations from the room. UN-BE-LIEVABLE.

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Then Dad, Jonathan, and I walked over to Hollywood Studios for Extra Magic Hours. Mom stayed behind because her hip was hurting her.

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It was a lot colder at night! During the day it was in the 70s and that night it got windy and dropped to the 50s.

We got to DHS and I actually couldnt find my room key for EMH. They still let me in anyway!

I wanted to visit Miranda while she was working over at Sunset Boulevard. She was so happy to see me! We chatted and she met Dad and Jon. Her friend that she was working with asked me what role I had for my CP. I told her Concierge and she said really!? I wouldve guessed character! That pretty much made my night! What a cutie.

We said goodbye and walked over to TSM. The line was winding out the door and said 60 minutes! We had to eliminate that idea.

We went over to the Osborne lights because Dad was really looking forward to seeing them. I LOVE THOSE LIGHTS. They are just as gorgeous as I remembered!!

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They started dancing while we were there and they were so beautiful!

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I got hot chocolate because I was FREEZING. It came in the cutest mug ever!! It was only $5 for the mug and the hot chocolate! I wouldve thought it would be like $8 or something. EITHER WAY I got an adorable mug and a delicious drink. No one was mad!

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Jon got himself a churro because hes obsessed with those things!

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We hung around for a while and just looked around. The lights are probably Dads favorite thing in all of Disney. It was completely worth making the trip over to DHS just to see them!

We walked back to the Beach Club after that. It took about 25 minutes.

At that moment, I decided that the Yacht and Beach Club are ABSOLUTELY without a doubt my favorite resorts. Theyre just so peaceful and quiet and perfect!

We headed back to our room and I had to take pictures of our beautiful resort along the way. Here is the gingerbread carrousel:

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The lobby is so wonderfully empty at night.

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Back at the DVC building:

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My favorite sitting area!

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That picture above the couch is like my favorite thing.

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The DVC building has their own pool!

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We got back to the room and I went to bed around 2 am. I was texting Preston and he ended my night with this:

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He just knows me. <3

More Disney fun was headed our way in the morning!

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katt789
01-09-2013, 09:14 PM
Hey!! Thanks for the link, I will check that out and see if it’ll work out for me! And I will definitely pm you when it gets closer to my trip, AH, I’m seriously so excited for you!! I would be bouncing off the walls if I were you right now! AH

Walking to Epcot must be so great!! Test Track BABY!! I can’t wait to check out the revamp, I’ve heard both great things and “it sucks” from various places, so I’m glad to hear you liked it!

What a wonderful picture of Minnie and your Dad! That’s great that you guys had such a good ADR time and got extra time with the characters, their outfits are adorable!

Those shirts are the greatest! So glad that Preston *gets* the Disney stuff! UGH! I highly doubt my boy would ever wear that…then again, you can always try, right?! Bahaha! AND THAT IS SO ADORABLE that you made him an Adventure Book. UGH TOO CUTE. I absolutely loved Joyful! They were awesome!

You guys certainly did a lot of good eating on this trip (really…I shouldn’t be surprised…I feel like we could certainly eat our way around the world together..bahaha) Okay…now I just really want steak! How was it compared to Le Cel?!

How awesome her friend thought you would be a character! (and for the record, if I saw you, and found out you were CP, I’d think character too! Heehee) I definitely get what you mean about being COLD, I was there in Nov and had the same problem, I drank enough hot chocolate for a year those 4 days!! That mug’s adorable! And so cheap! Good find!


P.S. Sorry I talk so much! Bahah, guess I just have a lot to say!

ProudMommyof2
01-09-2013, 09:37 PM
Too bad you didn't get a picture of Tom form the Yachtsman, we are from RI!:goodvibes

Lucys2200
01-09-2013, 10:22 PM
I LOVE those shoes. :love: :love: I've always been anti-crocs but those are the cutest shoes ever! I tried them on my last trip but decided not to buy them. I definitely know what I'm getting next time :)

leshunlenese
01-10-2013, 03:45 PM
always silently here. Love your TR and those mickey shoes. i have worn mine so much imma need another pair. I am so excited for you to do the CP. I loved mine!! Iremember them telling us that was the center when we did one of the orientations cause i worked at EPCOT but i think they said it was a little off since they added animal kingdom. IDK, ANYONE STILL SUPER CUTE!

tinkgurl
01-10-2013, 05:20 PM
I always love the Disney shirts you wear! I always coordinate mine with what park or restaurant we are going to. Haha!

I haven't been to Cape May in such a long time. Your pics look good!

DH cannot wait to ride TT! It was closed during our honeymoon. We are excited to see the changes.

ampc3
01-11-2013, 09:46 AM
Hi just found all your TRs!:banana: what an amazing family you seem to have:cloud9: You and your brother seem so close.. I hope my kids will be when they are older :goodvibes

Loved your mickey shoes :) how exciting to get to do the DCP I can't wait to read all about that! Looking forward to reading more and good luck with everything~:yay:

Marsheliz
01-11-2013, 10:34 AM
LOVE your writing style!
The resort looks oh so awesome- I hope to one day be able to snag deluxe!
On a side note- Your hair is soooo long and pretty! YOu are a beautiful girl.
Food at the steakhouse looks so good and doesnt help that I haven't ate yet today.. UGH. Can't wait to read more!

Caretames1
01-11-2013, 09:49 PM
I'm here! I excited to follow along again!

wdwgirl03
01-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Joining in! I'm excited to hear about your trip and also your DCP experiences. I'm still wondering if you'll cross paths with my sister.

Oh, and I really like the scarf you are wearing in that first picture in your introduction!

Disneyfreak508
01-11-2013, 10:22 PM
Hey!! Thanks for the link, I will check that out and see if it’ll work out for me! And I will definitely pm you when it gets closer to my trip, AH, I’m seriously so excited for you!! I would be bouncing off the walls if I were you right now! AH

Walking to Epcot must be so great!! Test Track BABY!! I can’t wait to check out the revamp, I’ve heard both great things and “it sucks” from various places, so I’m glad to hear you liked it!

What a wonderful picture of Minnie and your Dad! That’s great that you guys had such a good ADR time and got extra time with the characters, their outfits are adorable!

Those shirts are the greatest! So glad that Preston *gets* the Disney stuff! UGH! I highly doubt my boy would ever wear that…then again, you can always try, right?! Bahaha! AND THAT IS SO ADORABLE that you made him an Adventure Book. UGH TOO CUTE. I absolutely loved Joyful! They were awesome!

You guys certainly did a lot of good eating on this trip (really…I shouldn’t be surprised…I feel like we could certainly eat our way around the world together..bahaha) Okay…now I just really want steak! How was it compared to Le Cel?!

How awesome her friend thought you would be a character! (and for the record, if I saw you, and found out you were CP, I’d think character too! Heehee) I definitely get what you mean about being COLD, I was there in Nov and had the same problem, I drank enough hot chocolate for a year those 4 days!! That mug’s adorable! And so cheap! Good find!


P.S. Sorry I talk so much! Bahah, guess I just have a lot to say!

You're welcome! And awesome! I can't wait! And seriously I'm SO EXCITED!!!! I'm happy right now because I'm hanging out with Preston before he has to go to school and I know I'm going to be sad leaving him, but once everything comes together I am going to go ballistic!!

I love the revamp!! I think it's really cool. Let's be honest.. the old one needed a bit of a facelift!

It was the PERFECT way to begin our trip!

Preston is such a good sport. He has his obsession with Mario/Pokemon so he gets the whole Disney thing. Plus it has seriously grown on him since he has started dating me. I've been drilling it into his head since the moment I met him. :lmao: I am finally giving him his presents TONIGHT so I'm super excited!!!

Hahaha seriously! I love food. The mushroom filet is still my favorite, but it doesn't mean that this one is far behind! It is hard to compare Disney steaks because they are always SO GOOD.

Aww thank you so much! :goodvibes And seriously, hot chocolates are life savers!

Haha I don't mind at all! I love hearing your comments! :goodvibes

Too bad you didn't get a picture of Tom form the Yachtsman, we are from RI!:goodvibes

Haha aww darn! I wonder if you would've known each other!

I LOVE those shoes. :love: :love: I've always been anti-crocs but those are the cutest shoes ever! I tried them on my last trip but decided not to buy them. I definitely know what I'm getting next time :)

Thank you! SAME HERE!! But I fell in love with them before I even knew they were crocs! They were a bit of an investment but honestly they were SO worth it!

always silently here. Love your TR and those mickey shoes. i have worn mine so much imma need another pair. I am so excited for you to do the CP. I loved mine!! Iremember them telling us that was the center when we did one of the orientations cause i worked at EPCOT but i think they said it was a little off since they added animal kingdom. IDK, ANYONE STILL SUPER CUTE!

I'm so glad! Thanks for reading! Seriously though, they're the best shoes ever! Aww thank you! Where did you work on your CP? And ahh gotcha. Well still... I will count it as the center. :laughing:

I always love the Disney shirts you wear! I always coordinate mine with what park or restaurant we are going to. Haha!

I haven't been to Cape May in such a long time. Your pics look good!

DH cannot wait to ride TT! It was closed during our honeymoon. We are excited to see the changes.

Thank you so much! Me too!

Thanks!

It's really fun! I hope you like the new one as much as we did!

Hi just found all your TRs!:banana: what an amazing family you seem to have:cloud9: You and your brother seem so close.. I hope my kids will be when they are older :goodvibes

Loved your mickey shoes :) how exciting to get to do the DCP I can't wait to read all about that! Looking forward to reading more and good luck with everything~:yay:

Awesome! Welcome to the craziness that is my frumpy Disney life! :) Thank you so much, I am so thankful to have them! My parents have always just loved us dearly and my brother and I have grown up to get along very well!

Thank you! I am SO excited! Thank you so much!

LOVE your writing style!
The resort looks oh so awesome- I hope to one day be able to snag deluxe!
On a side note- Your hair is soooo long and pretty! YOu are a beautiful girl.
Food at the steakhouse looks so good and doesnt help that I haven't ate yet today.. UGH. Can't wait to read more!

Thank you so much!
It is! Deluxe resorts are seriously heaven on earth!
Aww you're so sweet! Thank you!
Haha it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for reading!

I'm here! I excited to follow along again!

Yay thanks for joining in!!

Joining in! I'm excited to hear about your trip and also your DCP experiences. I'm still wondering if you'll cross paths with my sister.

Oh, and I really like the scarf you are wearing in that first picture in your introduction!

Welcome! Thank you so much! Haha I wonder if I will!

Thank you! I got it in Hilton Head over the summer! :goodvibes

vyrg
01-12-2013, 05:06 AM
Thank you for your new TR. I'm going to Yacht Club in august, the 5th. I'm your french fan. Will you still work in august ?

I'd be so happy to meet you.
I'm very interested in your experience in Yacht Club. I'm going to read your update.

petals
01-12-2013, 07:00 AM
joining in. Loving all the pics so far

onelilspark
01-12-2013, 08:45 AM
Joining in :wave:

For Test Track, we did it last weekend. We waited in line (2 hours, OMG) and designed our car. You get more time and more control in the regular line than in FP (I'm not sure how I feel about that) and then you join the FP/Single Rider line. When we were on the ride, nothing was syncing up. And when we designed the cars, there were spots for 32 people and they only were taking 12 at a time.

Personally, I'm severely disappointed in the new Test Track. I just feel like with the technology that's out there, they could have done a much better job.

WEDWDW
01-12-2013, 09:49 AM
OK,I am finally on to you.I have decided that you are one of 3 identical Triplets and the 3 of you take turns taking trips to WDW and writing TRs!!!!;):)

There is no way ONE person can do all that you do!!!!:)

I am SO glad to see the edit that 616 named your car-wouldn't want 616 to sue you.;):)

WOW!DVC Pete is becoming quite the frequent "guest star" in TRs!:)

I hope he gets "Best Supporting TR CM" when "The DIS TR Oscars" are handed out next month!:)

That is so scary about your drive down!!!!I bet Brooke needed some Valium added to her gasoline after that trip!!!!:)

That was definitley a situation that called for some Lennon/McCartney!

My guess is that you cranked up some "Drive My Car" and changed the lyrics to:

"Daddy,You Can Drive My Car,
Yes,I'm Gonna Be DCP":)

LOVE all the Christmas pictures-Christmas truly is the MOST Magical time to be at "The Most Magical Place On Earth"!

Thanks again for al your dedication 508!(or is this 508.2 or 508.3?:))

ness0905
01-12-2013, 09:57 AM
I started reading ur trip reports when we decided to go to Disney this pass December ur Christmas tr was great so helpful it really insured we didn't miss anything our favorite part was the trees in animal kingdom for each character or movie my 5 year old dd had a great time guessing and we would have missed that since we didn't have lion king in our plans. Since then I have been reading all ur tr and this is the first one that is still in progress sooo excited. Congrats on have a dream come true it was so fun to read along thru ur journey and to see you made it was great I only hope you will let us all know how it goes I know they block some of the cm's and move them to private boards. Anyway Thanks for all ur tr its been fun.

RachelNinja
01-12-2013, 11:21 AM
I'll definitely be missing the old Test Track too just because of their super corny lines! I had to record the pre-show part where the lady looks at us and then at the choices for the vehicle tests and does that little nod. I also liked how on the old ride we could say "Sure am!" when the guy asked, "Are you seeing an increase in those lateral forces?" Those little mannerisms and the way they say certain things ... haha, will remember them forever!

The interactive part of the new Test Track is pretty awesome too especially if you know the majority of the people in the car so you can "compete"! Haha, not that I know ANYTHING about designing cars or choosing things for better functioning. BLUE really is the best way to describe it!

Yum yum to those Cape May pics! I wish I could go in there and pay $10 for a plate of food since I know I won't be eating that much. But seeing pictures like that really make me drool! I liked that your mom and dad also had favorites from the buffet too! It must be fun going on these family trips.

Awww, cute presents for Preston!

sue_88
01-12-2013, 01:34 PM
Wow, so cool that you can see Epcot from the balcony!
And i also LOVE that painting in the vacation club sitting area. It is so pretty and happy.
Your snowy drive to Disney did seem particularly harrowing. I am not a fan of blizzard travel but I would do it if I got to go to Disney.
The food pics were great. And I want to try that truffle mac and cheese. Yum.
I need a pic at the center of Disney! I will try to find that next time.
You only have a week to go!!! Princess Jess will be the best concierge at Disney.

Jessbell34
01-12-2013, 04:10 PM
I love your new trip report already! I have always wanted to stay at the Yacht Club! I got married on the Boardwalk and had my reception at the Yachtman's Steakhouse. I fell in love with that resort. Congrats on your DCP acceptance! You start SOOO soon! My husband and I will be arriving in Disney World on January 30, staying one night and day at the Magic Kingdom before we hop on our Disney Cruise on January 31 (MY BIRTHDAY)! I can't wait! Good luck with your DCP program. You are picture perfect for that position! I bet you will be on cloud 9! :cloud9:

disprincess706
01-12-2013, 07:36 PM
So I just got done with your last trip report and was super excited you started a new one! Your trip report are just the greatest! First off I LOVE friends, I've only just now started watching it and I am obsessed! So funny. Also I'm blessed to live in the South and adore Chik-fil-a if I could eat there everyday I think I would.

The Beach Club is so so so so gorgeous! My family just bought a DVC and I've been begging to stay there and it's definitely at the top of my list. Also the new Test Track looks so cool!

I also just wanted to say you make me want to do the DCP so badly and I really hope I'll be able to during college *fingers crossed*
Really looking forward to reading more!

cheekypoppins
01-12-2013, 07:56 PM
EEEEKKK 135 days until I get to ride soarin ahhhhhhhh i can't wait,I love that this update was Epcot n Osborne lights the perfect blend :D

khertz
01-12-2013, 08:26 PM
Loving your new report! Hopefully it will tide me over until my next Christmas trip. :santa: Disney World is magical all year round but there is something SO special about visiting at Christmas!

As a side note, I went back and read your first TR from your graduation trip, and when I learned the origin of "frump" I started :rotfl:. I also went to an all girls Catholic high school, so I can TOTALLY relate! I remember one girl who decided to stop shaving her legs altogether, and they looked nastier than the hairy legged pirate on PotC. I think she was taking your definition of frump to a whole new level though!! Another girl would go to sleep in her uniform so she could just roll out of bed and drive to school in the morning. :lmao: Anyway, it gave me a laugh remembering my high school days (especially since my 10 YEAR reunion is coming up this summer! :sad::faint::scared1:).

hutch0830
01-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Loving the TR so far! I've never even set foot in the YC/BC, but I might have to make a trip out there! They look amazing!

mtmbyck
01-12-2013, 09:28 PM
Really enjoying your TR. I told my DD to subscribe and also look for your tweets as she hopes to be part of the DCP in a few years. We head to Disney in March. Have you ever stayed at SSR. I do love BC/YC for convenience but SSR is really wonderful! I guess they all have their perks. Keep up the great writing.

disneyshakeygirl
01-12-2013, 09:46 PM
I'm here, I'm here! Yay for new trip report! I am so glad that I am not the only one who names their car (mine's named Ducky).

LifeIsDis
01-13-2013, 09:48 AM
I have heard SO many mixed reviews about Test Track. It looks really cool, but I will just have to wait and see! I’m happy to hear you liked it.

I have the same Pooh shirt! I just LOVE that thing!

Your Cape May breakfast sounds awesome! And the food looks incredible.

THEY HAD THE OSWALD EARS NOOOOOO. I looked EVERYWHERE for those things in November and no one had them. :sad2: :sad:

ONION BREAD?! Get in my tummy.

I neeeeed to get an ADR for Yachtsman ASAP.

The Osborne Lights ♥ GAHHH I love them.

The Christmas decorations at the Beach Club are amazing. Wow!

Disneyfreak508
01-13-2013, 12:15 PM
Thank you for your new TR. I'm going to Yacht Club in august, the 5th. I'm your french fan. Will you still work in august ?

I'd be so happy to meet you.
I'm very interested in your experience in Yacht Club. I'm going to read your update.

You're welcome! You're going to LOVE it! Have a wonderful stay! I will be there till the 9th. I don't know how crazy the end of my program will be but maybe we will see each other! I hope you enjoy the report!

joining in. Loving all the pics so far

Thank you!

Joining in

For Test Track, we did it last weekend. We waited in line (2 hours, OMG) and designed our car. You get more time and more control in the regular line than in FP (I'm not sure how I feel about that) and then you join the FP/Single Rider line. When we were on the ride, nothing was syncing up. And when we designed the cars, there were spots for 32 people and they only were taking 12 at a time.

Personally, I'm severely disappointed in the new Test Track. I just feel like with the technology that's out there, they could have done a much better job.

Welcome! I understand what you're saying... but I still loved the ride. You have to remember that the 2 hour wait probably wasn't worth it and made it seem worse than it was. :laughing: Plus it probably messed with the syncing. It would have been more enjoyable if it wasn't as crowded!

OK,I am finally on to you.I have decided that you are one of 3 identical Triplets and the 3 of you take turns taking trips to WDW and writing TRs!!!!

There is no way ONE person can do all that you do!!!!

I am SO glad to see the edit that 616 named your car-wouldn't want 616 to sue you.

WOW!DVC Pete is becoming quite the frequent "guest star" in TRs!:)

I hope he gets "Best Supporting TR CM" when "The DIS TR Oscars" are handed out next month!:)

That is so scary about your drive down!!!!I bet Brooke needed some Valium added to her gasoline after that trip!!!!:)

That was definitley a situation that called for some Lennon/McCartney!

My guess is that you cranked up some "Drive My Car" and changed the lyrics to:

"Daddy,You Can Drive My Car,
Yes,I'm Gonna Be DCP":)

LOVE all the Christmas pictures-Christmas truly is the MOST Magical time to be at "The Most Magical Place On Earth"!

Thanks again for al your dedication 508!(or is this 508.2 or 508.3?:))

Haha nope it's just me!
We had quite the adventure driving down!
Thank you!
You're welcome!

I started reading ur trip reports when we decided to go to Disney this pass December ur Christmas tr was great so helpful it really insured we didn't miss anything our favorite part was the trees in animal kingdom for each character or movie my 5 year old dd had a great time guessing and we would have missed that since we didn't have lion king in our plans. Since then I have been reading all ur tr and this is the first one that is still in progress sooo excited. Congrats on have a dream come true it was so fun to read along thru ur journey and to see you made it was great I only hope you will let us all know how it goes I know they block some of the cm's and move them to private boards. Anyway Thanks for all ur tr its been fun.

Aww I'm glad it helped you! That is really cool that you got to explore more of Animal Kingdom because of my trip report! :) I'm glad you guys enjoyed it. Thanks for reading so much since then!

I am really excited to start my adventure! I will definitely let you know how it goes! Oh I didn't know that. I don't want that to happen. :( Thanks!

I'll definitely be missing the old Test Track too just because of their super corny lines! I had to record the pre-show part where the lady looks at us and then at the choices for the vehicle tests and does that little nod. I also liked how on the old ride we could say "Sure am!" when the guy asked, "Are you seeing an increase in those lateral forces?" Those little mannerisms and the way they say certain things ... haha, will remember them forever!

The interactive part of the new Test Track is pretty awesome too especially if you know the majority of the people in the car so you can "compete"! Haha, not that I know ANYTHING about designing cars or choosing things for better functioning. BLUE really is the best way to describe it!

Yum yum to those Cape May pics! I wish I could go in there and pay $10 for a plate of food since I know I won't be eating that much. But seeing pictures like that really make me drool! I liked that your mom and dad also had favorites from the buffet too! It must be fun going on these family trips.

Awww, cute presents for Preston!

Yeah that's the thing I miss! However, I DON'T miss that pre-show movie. It was great the first few times but it slowed up the line SO MUCH.

Haha yeah exactly!

It is really a delicious buffet! And yes, family trips are wonderful!

Thank you!

Wow, so cool that you can see Epcot from the balcony!
And i also LOVE that painting in the vacation club sitting area. It is so pretty and happy.
Your snowy drive to Disney did seem particularly harrowing. I am not a fan of blizzard travel but I would do it if I got to go to Disney.
The food pics were great. And I want to try that truffle mac and cheese. Yum.
I need a pic at the center of Disney! I will try to find that next time.
You only have a week to go!!! Princess Jess will be the best concierge at Disney.

That was awesome! It's one of my fondest memories of staying there!
ME TOO. It's adorable.
Haha seriously though!
Thank you! Yeah that was REALLY delicious.
It's very easy to find! I'm sure you've passed over it plenty of times without knowing!
I know!! Aww thank you :)

I love your new trip report already! I have always wanted to stay at the Yacht Club! I got married on the Boardwalk and had my reception at the Yachtman's Steakhouse. I fell in love with that resort. Congrats on your DCP acceptance! You start SOOO soon! My husband and I will be arriving in Disney World on January 30, staying one night and day at the Magic Kingdom before we hop on our Disney Cruise on January 31 (MY BIRTHDAY)! I can't wait! Good luck with your DCP program. You are picture perfect for that position! I bet you will be on cloud 9! :cloud9:

Thank you so much! That is SO magical... what an amazing place for a wedding. :goodvibes Thank you so much! I can't wait! Ahh have an amazing vacation and birthday! Aw thank you. That means a lot to me! I definitely am!

So I just got done with your last trip report and was super excited you started a new one! Your trip report are just the greatest! First off I LOVE friends, I've only just now started watching it and I am obsessed! So funny. Also I'm blessed to live in the South and adore Chik-fil-a if I could eat there everyday I think I would.

The Beach Club is so so so so gorgeous! My family just bought a DVC and I've been begging to stay there and it's definitely at the top of my list. Also the new Test Track looks so cool!

I also just wanted to say you make me want to do the DCP so badly and I really hope I'll be able to during college *fingers crossed*
Really looking forward to reading more!

Awesome! Welcome back! Thank you! Ahh so do I! It's the best show. And mmm Chick Fil A :love: You are very lucky!

It really is! Getting a room at the BC is VERY difficult so make sure you call the first day available for booking!

Aww I'm sure you'll do it! If you want it bad enough you can totally make it happen! Thank you!

EEEEKKK 135 days until I get to ride soarin ahhhhhhhh i can't wait,I love that this update was Epcot n Osborne lights the perfect blend :D

How exciting! Thank you!

Loving your new report! Hopefully it will tide me over until my next Christmas trip. :santa: Disney World is magical all year round but there is something SO special about visiting at Christmas!

As a side note, I went back and read your first TR from your graduation trip, and when I learned the origin of "frump" I started :rotfl:. I also went to an all girls Catholic high school, so I can TOTALLY relate! I remember one girl who decided to stop shaving her legs altogether, and they looked nastier than the hairy legged pirate on PotC. I think she was taking your definition of frump to a whole new level though!! Another girl would go to sleep in her uniform so she could just roll out of bed and drive to school in the morning. :lmao: Anyway, it gave me a laugh remembering my high school days (especially since my 10 YEAR reunion is coming up this summer! :sad::faint::scared1:).

Thank you so much! I hope it will! I completely agree!

Hahaha I'm so glad you understand!! That is absolutely HILARIOUS about the not shaving her legs girl. :rotfl2: And I'm not gonna lie... I used to sleep in my uniform sometimes too. :lmao: That's so funny!!

Loving the TR so far! I've never even set foot in the YC/BC, but I might have to make a trip out there! They look amazing!

Thank you! OMG you absolutely need to! It is beyond gorgeous!!!

Really enjoying your TR. I told my DD to subscribe and also look for your tweets as she hopes to be part of the DCP in a few years. We head to Disney in March. Have you ever stayed at SSR. I do love BC/YC for convenience but SSR is really wonderful! I guess they all have their perks. Keep up the great writing.

Thank you! Ahh that's awesome! If she ever has any questions just let me know! Yes I have stayed at SSR. It's not my favorite but it's a nice resort! Thank you!

I'm here, I'm here! Yay for new trip report! I am so glad that I am not the only one who names their car (mine's named Ducky).

Haha aww that's cute! Thanks for being here!

I have heard SO many mixed reviews about Test Track. It looks really cool, but I will just have to wait and see! I’m happy to hear you liked it.

I have the same Pooh shirt! I just LOVE that thing!

Your Cape May breakfast sounds awesome! And the food looks incredible.

THEY HAD THE OSWALD EARS NOOOOOO. I looked EVERYWHERE for those things in November and no one had them. :sad2: :sad:

ONION BREAD?! Get in my tummy.

I neeeeed to get an ADR for Yachtsman ASAP.

The Osborne Lights ♥ GAHHH I love them.

The Christmas decorations at the Beach Club are amazing. Wow!

I did like it! It's really cool!
The Pooh Bear shirt is one of my favorites!
It was DELICIOUS.
Yess they had tons of them during my trip! I'm sorry they didn't have them for you :(
Seriously though. It was SO good.
Me too!!

PlutosRHM55
01-13-2013, 03:24 PM
Wow, when you said you really are going to plow through this TR... you weren't kidding! Well, I'll just hope I can keep up... somewhat lol Cape May looks and sounds delicious! Those Mickey Waffles... oh... how I wish computers could have Wonka vision and I could just reach in and grab the food. I need some Mickey Waffles! Even though I got some delicious Mickey pancakes this morning :goodvibes

The new Test Track looks so cool! I watched some ride-thrus online when it opened and I'm actually pleased with this change. I still miss the old one, but that's just the nostalgia. I'm sure the new one is just as fantastic. And the fact the queue is more interactive with the ride is pretty cool. Can't believe your brother already has his license! I always thought he was MUCH younger than I was and I literally should have my license right now. Time to get cranking on going for that test!

So glad to hear you got yourself and Preston those shirts! Have you given it to him yet since I know you gave him the Adventure Book from UP? Love the Rapunzel pin! Need some more modern Disney films on my lanyard. Great pictures of the Osbourne lights! I really would love to see those in person. Hopefully I can try for that in the coming year! And I'll definitely have to put Yacht Club and Beach Club on resorts to stay at, they are in the most convenient location ever. With a great pool, restaurant, etc. Oh I need a Disney trip soon... DESPERATELY!

Can't wait to read more! :mickeyjum

Nermel9
01-13-2013, 07:19 PM
I'm so excited that you like the new Test Track, I keep hearing people say they don't like it! :eek: As long as it still goes around the track and goes really fast, that's pretty much all I need, I can't wait to go on it in a few weeks! :cool1:

I've always wanted to try Cape May for breakfast, the characters all look so cute in their little beach outfits! And the food looks pretty good too! I love Cape May for dinner, so I should give it a try for breakfast someday!

And Yachtsman also looks amazing! Another place I really have to try! :worship:

I love your pictures of the Beach Club, all of the Christmas decorations! :lovestruc Such a beautiful resort, I love that whole area around Christmas, it's just perfect!

Ahhh the Osborne Lights...I just saw them in November and I already miss them! :rotfl:

Another perfect day in Disney!

FancyNancy
01-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Subbing in and enjoying another one of your fabulous trip reports!

lovegrumpy
01-13-2013, 08:35 PM
We all loved the new test track. I wasn't to sure but loved it.

Disneyfreak508
01-13-2013, 09:18 PM
Wow, when you said you really are going to plow through this TR... you weren't kidding! Well, I'll just hope I can keep up... somewhat lol Cape May looks and sounds delicious! Those Mickey Waffles... oh... how I wish computers could have Wonka vision and I could just reach in and grab the food. I need some Mickey Waffles! Even though I got some delicious Mickey pancakes this morning :goodvibes

The new Test Track looks so cool! I watched some ride-thrus online when it opened and I'm actually pleased with this change. I still miss the old one, but that's just the nostalgia. I'm sure the new one is just as fantastic. And the fact the queue is more interactive with the ride is pretty cool. Can't believe your brother already has his license! I always thought he was MUCH younger than I was and I literally should have my license right now. Time to get cranking on going for that test!

So glad to hear you got yourself and Preston those shirts! Have you given it to him yet since I know you gave him the Adventure Book from UP? Love the Rapunzel pin! Need some more modern Disney films on my lanyard. Great pictures of the Osbourne lights! I really would love to see those in person. Hopefully I can try for that in the coming year! And I'll definitely have to put Yacht Club and Beach Club on resorts to stay at, they are in the most convenient location ever. With a great pool, restaurant, etc. Oh I need a Disney trip soon... DESPERATELY!

Can't wait to read more! :mickeyjum

Yeah like I have a whole bunch of new updates to post right now so get ready. :surfweb:

Exactly the only parts I miss are due to nostalgia. I'll get over it though! And haha nope you guys look around the same age!

Thank you! Yes I gave them to him and we are actually wearing them right now! He loves them and he LOVES the Oswald Ears. And the Adventure Book he has deemed "perfect." :goodvibes I did good. He gave me a BEAUTIFUL mickey/heart necklace and it's just GORGEOUS. Our Christmas was perfect :)

Hope you get back to WDW soon!

I'm so excited that you like the new Test Track, I keep hearing people say they don't like it! :eek: As long as it still goes around the track and goes really fast, that's pretty much all I need, I can't wait to go on it in a few weeks! :cool1:

I've always wanted to try Cape May for breakfast, the characters all look so cute in their little beach outfits! And the food looks pretty good too! I love Cape May for dinner, so I should give it a try for breakfast someday!

And Yachtsman also looks amazing! Another place I really have to try! :worship:

I love your pictures of the Beach Club, all of the Christmas decorations! :lovestruc Such a beautiful resort, I love that whole area around Christmas, it's just perfect!

Ahhh the Osborne Lights...I just saw them in November and I already miss them! :rotfl:

Another perfect day in Disney!

Well in that case you'll love it!! It's really cool. Like... it's such a different atmosphere. I enjoy it! :)

You should! This was finally my first time there for breakfast and it was AWESOME!!

Thank you!

Subbing in and enjoying another one of your fabulous trip reports!

Thank you!

We all loved the new test track. I wasn't to sure but loved it.

Same!

Disneyfreak508
01-13-2013, 09:21 PM
Chapter 7: SPLITSVILLE!
December 30th, 2012

This morning I woke up around 8:50 am. I showered and helped Mom pack up our Beach Club room! We all got ready and we moved out. It was such a wonderful stay and I couldn't believe it was already time to leave!

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Dad and I brought the stuff to the car and then we left the resort! We would check into our new room later this afternoon.

I posted on twitter:
Taking the boys to a surprise at a place I think they're really gonna love....!

We told the boys that we had a surprise for them! So we got in the car, put the address in the GPS, and had Dad drive us to our destination!

We arrived at the West Side of Downtown Disney! When we pulled in, Jon asked "are we going bowling?" and I was like "how did you know!?" He said "I saw it on the Stacey show!" I was very proud of my little brother in that moment.

We arrived at Splitsville at 11 o'clock am. There was already an hour and a half wait to bowl!! So if you are planning to go to Splitsville, GET THERE EARLY! Its cheaper AND you get to beat the crowds! They open at 10 am.

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We checked in, got a pager, and we were also seated for lunch! They have an entire dining area in there too! Im telling ya, this is the best and most extravagant bowling alley I have ever been to!

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They were VERY happy! (: Mission accomplished.

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I posted on twitter:
THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!! #splitsville

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Our table was located on the 2nd floor and our waitress' name was Lexi. She was absolutely wonderful! She was friendly, helpful, and attentive.

Jon and I decided to split a pepperoni pizza for lunch. YUM, YUM, YUM. It was pretty greasy but it was REALLY good. If you get a pizza at Splitsville, make sure you share it with someone else! Its huge!!

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Dad got a Chicken Tandori Sandwich. It had pico de gallo and jalepeno cheese on it. It was spicy and he really enjoyed it!

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Mom had the deluxe cheeseburger for her meal. The meat was a mix of short ribs, briscuit, and burger. It was really flavorful and the fries were great, too!

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For dessert I HAD to get the red velvet cake.

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IT WAS PERFECT, OH MY GOD. It was absolutely HUGE so make sure you have someone to share it with!! The icing was so delicious and it was definitely one of my favorite desserts of the entire trip! That dessert right there sold me on Splitsville. That place is just GREAT!!!

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I would say that's the best place to get a piece of red velvet cake on property. And if you're looking for red velvet in cupcake form... Starring Rolls is your place. Obviously.

Right when we finished our food our buzzers for bowling went off! It was awesome timing!

They took our shoe sizes when we checked in, so they brought a bucket of bowling shoes over to our lane once it was our turn! Each lane had a booth and you get a server so you can eat while you bowl if you didnt already! It really is the ultimate bowling experience. I dont know why this hasnt been thought of before!

I posted on twitter:
But really, what's better than a Mickey bowling ball?

NOT MUCH, PEOPLE!

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Jon, Dad, and I played our game. At this time of day, it was $15 per person and you got an hour and a half of unlimited bowling! I would say thats a pretty good deal!

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Unfortunately, I did AWFUL while we were bowling. I only got one strike and it was while I was playing for Jon! I I didnt even get a spare!! I kept getting 7s, 8s, 9s, or gutterballs!

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SO MANY SPLITS AT SPLITSVILLE.

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Dad got 5 STRIKES IN A ROW!! He bowled a 233. Mr. Captain of the high school bowling team STRIKES again! (aha see what I did there? BOWLING PUNS! AHH ANOTHER ONE!!)

Just watch this progression of photos. This is my father. And I love him dearly.

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I posted on twitter:
I mean, my Dad got 5 strikes in a row and I haven't even gotten a spare yet. Are we actually related?

The man is a professional, I swear.

LOOK AT HIS SCORE. (Please ignore mine, I'm terrible)

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There was the most precious family bowling next to us. A little girl named Aubrey, her brother, and their two parents. The little boy was CRAZY. And Aubrey was a completely princess. When Opum Gangam Style came over the radio, she started doing to awkward hand dance. I DIED. IT WAS SO PRECIOUS.

Jon only bowled two games because he was sick. The poor kid was sick from this point on for the rest of the trip. It really stunk!! He had an awful cold.

Dad and I played a total of three games and everyone had a blast at Splitsville! Dad was super happy because bowling is his favorite thing! It is exactly was Downtown Disney was missing!

We also loved how open and bright it was in there! People were looking in from outside and checking out the new alley! It was really cool!

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All in all, I HIGHLY recommend visiting Splitsville. Even if you aren't a bowler, GO FOR THE FOOD! It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

We left and Dad and Jon went to go check in at the YaCHt Club!!!! Mom and I went to the Downtown Disney Marketplace. We were going to get my park passes checked at guest relations but the line was AWFUL.

So we looked around Basin, Tren-D, and the pin store!! The pin board was opening and I was 4th in line! I got a Minnie Mouse cupcake (but it ended up being a scrapper, UGH) and a Daisy Duck pin. Mom got 2 Duffy pins for me! Theyre super cute!

These group of girls in front of me were huge pin enthusiasts. The one traded for my Jafar bowling pin!

I bought a New Fantasyland pin while I was there! It opens up and has the two new castles on the inside. GORGEOUS.

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I also traded for two DVC pins that this family just traded away about a minute before I got there.

We left after that and caught the bus back to the Yacht Club. The bus was there when we got to the stop but it was SO crowded and hot. We had to stop at Pleasure Island, the Swan, AND the Dolphin before we got to the Yacht Club. Yuck. Where's Brooke when you need her?

But I posted on twitter:
Hello, bus voice guy. I have missed you. I wouldn't be mad if you narrated my life.

"Hello everyone and welcome aboard the Walt Disney World transportation system." #dies

We directed this adorable family to Epcot through the Yacht Club. Their daughter went to Bippidi Boppidi Boutique and was in Rapunzel's wedding dress. They were going to Akershus for lunch so I showed them exactly where to go so they wouldn't be super late for their ADR. They were from Ontario and they were so excited that I was doing the DCP. They kept congratulating me and it was adorable. They were so thankful that I helped them find their way! Just doin' my (future) job! :thumbsup2

I posted on twitter:
Little girls just melt my heart. They are all little princesses.

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Disneyfreak508
01-13-2013, 10:02 PM
Chapter 8: Moving to the Yacht Club and Me Falling in Love All Over Again.
December 30th, 2012

Since we were in the Yacht Club it was time to go up to our room! I pin traded with Captain Bruce, who is the greeter CM in the Yacht Club lobby.

We chatted for a while and he told us all about his Disney history. He started at Innoventions doing presentations, then he drove the Epcot and Magic Kingdom boats, and now he greets at the Yacht Club. He also showed me his CM pin for singing in the cast choir at Candlelight Processional.

He was so happy that I was doing the CP and he went on and on about how important it is to really follow Disneys rules. Disney is a strong company and they know what theyre doing  so just embrace it! I completely agree!

After a while, we said our goodbyes and went up to our new Yacht Club room! It was on the 4th floor, #4131.

IT WAS SO INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL. OH MY GOD. YACHT CLUB, I LOVE YOU.

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TOWEL MICKEY!

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This room was actually bigger than our deluxe studio at the Beach Club Villas! There was a whole extra little section with a couch bed (WHICH WAS MINE!!) and a desk. I was obsessed with my couch bed. I had one when we stayed at the Grand Floridian for my Dad's work conference/my 13th birthday in our room, and ever since then I always call them. THEY'RE SO COMFORTABLE AND COZY AND AHH. I was so excited.

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The bathroom area was much bigger, too! We had two sinks!! This room easily accommodated our family and we were very pleased! We had lots of room to breathe!

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Our view was INCREDIBLE. It was absolutely beyond gorgeous. I could not have asked for more. I was in shock when I saw how amazing it was!! We could see the little gazebo below, the pier, and the Boardwalk. I was in love.

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There must have been some confusion with check-in because there were 3 or 4 CMs who came up to make sure everything was okay. There were 3 other families with the same last name as us checking in that day, (just like during the frump trip!!!) so that probably got all of the CMs a little flustered.

I unpacked my stuff, wrote in my trip journal, and took pictures of my newest pins and souvenirs!

Pins from the first day:

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Pins from that day:

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And my new Beach Club shirt!! They finally had it in my size.

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Then we got ready for dinner. Jon stayed behind because he was really sick, but Mom, Dad, and I walked over to the Boardwalk.

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It was SO COLD OUT. But I had to take a picture with my love.

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I LOVE YOU, YACHTY. (pronounced Ya-CH-ee.)

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Why hello there, Boardwalk!

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DEAD. JUST DEAD.

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RachelNinja
01-13-2013, 10:02 PM
That's an extremely fantastic deal for bowling! It'd definitely be a fun way to spend a non-park day. Love the pics of your dad. Super cute that he got so excited! Too bad Jonathan was so sick!

Disneyfreak508
01-13-2013, 10:07 PM
Chapter 9: Flying Fish and New Fantasyland
December 30th, 2012

We had a 5:30 pm ADR at the Flying Fish that night! We were seated within 2 minutes of check-in.

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This was my first time at this restaurant. All I can say is WOW. It is absolutely GORGEOUS in there! I absolutely loved it from the moment I walked in! This was the view behind me:

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And my view - with flash:

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Without flash:

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Our waiters name was Bobby. He was very personable and my Dad was joking with him about his bowling score. Dad always likes to add humor to the situation, even in fancy restaurants.

They gave us bread to start and it was really soft. I loved it! Signature restaurants always have amazing bread.

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Dad and Mom split a Caesar Salad, which was put on two plates for them! That was really nice.

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Dad ordered us a crab cake to share, too. It was WONDERFUL. The flavor was so great. I had never actually tried a crab cake before today for one reason or another, and that one just opened my eyes to their deliciousness. It was an unexpected surprise! It was perfectly prepared and the sauce complemented it very well. I highly recommend this.

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While waiting for our food we talked a lot about my DCP, how things were going to work financially, and my Dad was telling me how I really have to enjoy every single minute. I worry a lot about the future and he really wants me to take this experience one day at a time. It really is such a gift! Im so thankful I have such supportive parents in this situation! Its wonderful when the people who mean most to you are excited for you about the most important thing in your life. I couldn't ask for better parents. :lovestruc

Our food came out shortly! I got the salmon and it was so flavorful and juicy! It was served over a corn torta (cake) which I didnt really like, but Mom and Dad enjoyed it quite a lot! The fish itself was spectacular, though.

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Mom got a pasta dish with rogot meat sauce. It had tomatos, sundried tomatos, arugula, etc. I tried some and I LOVED it! It was very flavorful and it was one of the lower priced options on the menu! I almost ordered this and part of me wishes I did. It was SO good!!

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Dad got the red snapper in a potato wrap with wine butter reduction sauce. I could tell by his reaction that it was phenomenal. He loved it.

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We got the banana napoleon for dessert. Bobby recommended it and we were SO HAPPY that he did! This dessert was ASTONISHING. Wow. Each layer tasted better than the next! We were all blown away! We couldn't stop talking about it for our entire walk back!

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Flying Fish was SUCH a wonderful treat. I'm glad I finally made my way over there. Dad kept saying that between the two signatures we went to on this trip, he would pick Flying Fish. He thought that the quality of the food and the price you paid/the value was better there. I LOVED both of them so much, but Flying Fish did cost a little bit less and the food was just extraordinary! I gladly would go back to either!

We walked back and Mom and I went to the gift shop. She got some gloves and I got my Beach Club pin!

The cast member working was an older lady from Maine. She works for Disney seasonally, so she comes down for 25 days of the year to get her hours done! She told us all about garage apartments in Celebration, FL& which are definitely a good idea to remember for the future!

We went back up to the room and bundled up! Mom and I were off to Magic Kingdom for the Magic Kingdom! We left the Yacht Club at 8:30 pm.

I posted on twitter:
I need to see the Fantasy in the Sky preview fireworks tonight! #magickingdombound

We took the bus and it dropped us off in a weird location. Everyone was disoriented and started walking towards the Contemporary instead of the Magic Kingdom. Haha I just dont even know.

So after a little crowd confusion we got to the main entrance. There were SO MANY people filing out of the park. GOOD. LEAVE. GET OUT!

We fought the crowds to Caseys Corner and we got hot chocolate. While Mom was waiting for it, I watched Celebrate the Magic out the window. I couldnt hear it because the crowds were SO loud, but it was so incredibly beautiful!! I was getting so emotional! They feature movies from Snow White to Wreck it Ralph! I cant wait to see it again and actually hear the soundtrack! The Tangled part was AMAZING as well. Thats when I always lose it.

We went over to the PeopleMover for our first ride. There was almost a big backup after the escalators because people werent moving! I had to bring out the inner cast member in me and tell everyone to keep walking forward! If I didnt more people wouldve kept coming up the escalator and not had anywhere to go.

It was a lovely ride its always a wonderful way to escape the crowds!

Then we walked through New Fantasyland! IT WAS MY FIRST TIME EVER IN THE NEW SECTIONS!!!!

I posted on twitter:
NEW FANTASYLAND OMG

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We unfortunately sped through it because it was so crowded, but the entire area was unbelievable!! I felt like it had always been there it fit in perfectly!

We went in the Beauty and the Beast gift shop and bathroom both had INCREDIBLE theming!! They really took the architecture and decorations to the next level! The music was perfect too!

I posted on twitter:
I can't help that I pretend that I'm actually Belle when I'm in New Fantasyland. I know she's my spirit princess. #home

Also.... my future child WILL own this. I will make sure of it.

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I couldnt wait to go back in the daylight and explore! (and not have to deal with those ridiculous crowds!) Everything was so beautiful!

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Disneyfreak508
01-13-2013, 10:10 PM
Chapter 10: Fantasy in the Sky!
December 30th, 2012

We exited out through old Fantasyland and made our way to Adventureland!

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We went to Jungle Cruise next to see if my skipper friend Ryan was working, but he was in the hub directing traffic at the moment!

So we went over to Pirates of the Caribbean! It was SO hot in there, which was a HUGE contrast to the outside temperature. We had about a 10 minute wait.

We sat in the back of the boat and I had my first experience with the new mermaids.

Umm…. I do not like this change AT ALL. First off, they took out “dead man tell no tales” which is a POTC staple! I don’t understand.

And secondly, the mermaid skeleton was GROSS looking. All I could think of was dead Ariel and my childhood was ruined.

No me gusta.

So then we walked to Main Street to look in the shops. It was nearing fireworks time, so about an hour before the show, (at 10:50 pm) we scoped out our spot. We sat next to a garbage can in front of Crystal Palace. We had a SUPER good view and I was very excited!!

I posted on twitter:
I found my spot. IM NOT MOVING.

While we waited, I wrote in my trip journal. There was a lot of pop music pumpin’ through the Magic Kingdom. There was a big party going on for the pre-New Year's Eve celebration!

The fireworks began at 11:50 pm and once they started, they just kept going!

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There was not a dull moment – the fireworks went off non-stop! The colors were beautiful and the whole thing was so extravagant. I would expect nothing less for the biggest celebration of the year!

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They had the countdown to midnight and the fireworks started surrounding us completely! I felt like spinning in circles! It was just so overwhelming and there was so much going on – I LOVED IT!!!

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These ones are my FAVORITE because of the gorgeous colors! :lovestruc

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I'M TELLING YOU. COMPLETELY SURROUNDED. This picture totally looks photoshopped but I'm telling you, it's 100% REAL. Too incredible.

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This show really had finale style quality throughout the entire thing. It was beautiful and the whole place was cheering! WOOHOO!

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The show was PERFECT. I'm so glad I got to go there with my Mom and share that magical moment with her. It's something we will never forget. I was absolutely blown away by the performance and I'm so grateful that I got to see it again this year!

I posted on twitter:
I'm just so happy here.

There was a very nice girl behind us from California. She had DVC at Saratoga Springs and her family comes every other year. She was so excited to hear about my DCP and was actually trying to get a job at Disneyland, herself!

Once the fireworks were done, we went straight over to Adventureland to visit Ryan at Jungle Cruise. He was working out in the front of the line looking at room keys for extra magic hours. We talked about my DCP because he was the first person I really became friends with that had done the program before! We couldn’t believe that we had met over a year ago and I was already starting my program!

He is moving down to Florida in the spring and he’s trying to get a position in theme park management! He made a good connection that week and the guy was actually from his same hometown! So best of luck to him!

Once his greeting shift was over, he had to go drive to the boats. So he took us on his first cruise!

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His microphone was unfortunately really quiet but we had a great crew! They were laughing up a storm and he was fantastic once again!

Once the ride was over, we said goodbye to Ryan and headed out of the park. IT WAS FREEZING OUT.

The bus was there when we got to the stop and we had to run to catch it! There were no seats when we arrived, but these two boys were so nice and offered us their seats.

I posted on twitter:
Chivalry is not dead. Thank you for giving us your seats on the bus.

We got back to my beloved Yacht Club and I posted on twitter/instagram:
You don't know how happy I am to come home to this.

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GOOD NIGHT!

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petals
01-13-2013, 11:16 PM
Wowsers luvin the pics. The food looks yummy and luvin the pins. I want the bullseye one and goofy on the train... Good luck with DCP I'm so jealous!

clynngibson
01-14-2013, 01:26 AM
Joining in! I got SO excited when I saw the new Fantasyland billboards driving through Florida, too!! I just love your Trip Reports!! The Yacht Club looks so beautiful! And I can't believe those fireworks! WOW! I wanna go back...whaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FancyNancy
01-14-2013, 08:02 AM
Those fireworks looked amazing!
That is so sad that your brother was sick :( I always secretly worry for a few weeks before I go to Disney every year. I'm always like "please don't get sick".

arbolita
01-14-2013, 08:44 AM
Did they have anything about the new Test Track in the Stacey video when you were there?

I really don't like bread pudding anywhere other than WDW. I didn't know Cape May had a french toast version! And I agree with you, Minnie's outfit is adorable there.

I am so ridiculously excited to be getting back to Yachtsman on this trip!

Do you remember where in DHS you got the mug and hot chocolate for $5? Something I'll want to look out for!

Thanks for the advice about getting to Splittsville early! It's one of the things we're considering doing towards the end of our trip, if we've able to get done most of the things we want to in the parks.

I already know I am going to be an emotional basket case when I step into New Fantasyland for the first time (and every subsequent time).

ditsypixie
01-14-2013, 08:55 AM
Hi Jess! Just wanted to say I am so happy I found this trip report from your last one! You write such incredible reports! They make me so happy!:yay:

Also, wanted to say just in case I don't get back on the boards this week...GOOD LUCK at DCP!! Disney is so lucky to get you! Remember what your parents said...It will go back so fast and really enjoy the moments both big and small. I am really wishing wonderful things for you in the future:rainbow:

leshunlenese
01-14-2013, 09:52 AM
I almost jumped through the screen when i saw that bowling ball with mickey on it. I want one and I don't even bowl like that. The fireworks look amazing and i am so excited to see the new fantasyland. I have to wait till spetember though. :( boo.
I did strollers at Epcot on my CP. It was technically called future world north merchandise because we also worked that whole area under spaceship earth,package pick up and leave a legacy when it was still up. I know you will have an amazing time. I am excited for you!

Jenna319
01-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Jess, I'm loving your trip report!! I forgot that we were at the Beach Club at the same time. We were also at Fantasy of the Sky fireworks on the 30th - stood behind Cinderella castle and it was just amazing. The whole trip was worth it for those fireworks alone- just took my breath away!!!! We were one floor below you in the Beach Club, in room 455 and also had a view of Spaceship Earth- check out our balcony!!:
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Can't wait to hear how you spent your New Years! We were in Epcot and it was one of the BEST days of my life. :)

pirateprincess1976
01-14-2013, 12:24 PM
Joining in! :) Love your trip reports. Disney is lucky to have you joining them on your CP.

LifeIsDis
01-14-2013, 02:17 PM
My mom and I are planning to go to Splitsville in August since I have heard SO many great things about it. First of all, the food looks INCREDIBLE and second of all, I love bowling, but I stink at it of course. And I want to get there EARLY. I have heard there have been up to FOUR HOUR WAITS to bowl.

I LOVE your New Fantasyland pin!

Your view from the YaCHt Club GAHHHH LOVE.

Wow, the Flying Fish is beautiful. I have never been before and I think that needs to change!

NEW FANTASYLAND. I’m getting emotional. I JUST LOVE IT.

Yeah. I’m not a fan of the mermaids too. Like, nooo. Get rid of them. It just doesn’t work for Pirates.

Ummm….THOSE FIREWORKS OMG.

katt789
01-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Splitsville looks like it was an awesome time!! That red velvet cake would definitely be on my list of things to try, yay!

I love the Disney bus guy! Those announcements always get me so excited for the day! Oh gosh, that Rapunzel wedding dress for the kids is absolutely amazing, I almost bought it haha.

That room is amazing!! I’d love to get a chance to stay at the Yacht club at some point, it’s so beautiful! And that view!!

Flying Fish does not look like what I expected! I didn’t realize it was a signature place, it all sounds delicious!!

AH! I didn’t even think to check out the bathroom at all in New Fantasyland, the entire area is so well themed, I absolutely love it! That tea set is incredible! I would totally buy it!

I’m not excited for the mermaids, I didn’t see them at all when I was last there, and the fact that the dead men tell no tales is gone is just not right!! Oh wow…..those fireworks are absolutely beautiful! What a magical experience!

wdwgirl03
01-14-2013, 05:21 PM
Wow, so many great updates! Splitsville sounds like so much fun. I would love to go there in April but since I only have 5 full days I doubt we'll be able to get it in. Hopefully on another trip though!

Love the YC pictures, as well as the Boardwalk ones. It makes me miss the Boardwalk since we stayed there last April. So we kind of had the opposite view.

That Mrs. Potts tea set is SO CUTE.

Great souvenirs! Don't you love how they have more resort specific merchandise now? The Beach Club shirt is cute too!

tallen429
01-14-2013, 05:28 PM
Wait wait wait wait wait wuh????
They took out "Dead Men Tell No Tales"?????

Ummm...WHAT???

When the heck did THAT tragedy happen???

Oh no, please say it ain't so?!?

That is the BEST part of the first sort of almost beginning of the classic!!!:scared1:

I'm going to shed a tear. Really. I mean it.
Right now....tear.: (:furious:

UUUUuuugggghhhh!!!!
Is NOTHING sacred???:eek:

Luv2trav
01-14-2013, 05:42 PM
I am loving your trip report. We are thinking about going same time next year but DH is scared of the crowds...Looks managable from your pictures. :thumbsup2

Disneydude97
01-14-2013, 06:28 PM
Can't wait to hear about your New Fantasyland experience? You know, New Fantasyland actually has a bit of a record in my vacation book. On my most recent trip (December 2012), Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid was the first ride I went on.

WEDWDW
01-14-2013, 06:48 PM
Awesome report on Splitsville!:)

I had no idea it was so nice-would never have guessed they have table service.:)

I would just like to take a minute and thank you for using your SPARE time to write so many STRIKE(ingly) awesome updates for all of us TURKEYS here on The DIS before you SPLIT and ROLL on down to O-Town.;):)

I agree with you about the POTC Mermaids!:)

Way to take charge and get things MOVING on the PeopleMOVER!!!!:)

Your Dad is SO right!I know that my week-long Vacations at WDW FLY by and "feel" like just a couple of days,so I am sure your CP will also go by much too quickly,so cherish and enjoy every MAGICAL SECOND!!!!:)

I am so sad after a week at WDW when I have to board The Sad Bus-I cannot imagine how you are going to feel at the end of your CP,but you will have had an experience of a lifetime to remember forever!!!!:)

Cherish is the word!!!!:)

rachel09985
01-14-2013, 06:59 PM
Wow you really are pumping these updates out!:cool1:

Too funny about that dead Ariel. Haha, you are right, disturbing thought. I didn't even realize they took out that dead men tell no tales!!! Now I am mad too! That mermaid music they play now is really pretty though!

Are you getting nervous yet?? Or just excited??

__disneygirl
01-14-2013, 11:10 PM
I hate bowling but Disney makes everything perfect so yeah I have to go to Splitsville. Plus cake like that can get me to go anywhere really.

What is a scrapper pin?

Omg I just roll my eyes when I hear about CP people breaking Disney's rules. Like how can you just squander an opportunity like that? Sheesh.

THAT YACHT CLUB ROOM IS SO PERFECT. OMG. I love it. Ahh. I just love the beds and the curtains and the pillows and.... EVERYTHING.

I love your Beach Club shirt. I got lost in the Beach Club when I was stuck in Disney. It was REALLY frumpy but that story is for another day. I was going to buy that shirt to commemorate the occasion but guess what... they didn't have my size either!!

Your scarf matching your bow in the Yachty picture is just lovely!!! You just look so happy and content. Oh Disney.

YUM Flying Fish! I usually don't even think about going there b/c I am not a big fan of seafood but between your mom's pasta and that dessert I want to book an ADR right now.

New Fantasyland :faint:

The fireworks pictures are SOOO PREETTTTYYY. It must be a nice change of pace to see something other than Wishes, even though I love it so very much.

That picture of the Yacht Club lobby at the end.... :cloud9:

Nermel9
01-15-2013, 05:25 PM
Splitsville looks like SO much fun! I'm not the biggest bowling fan in the world, but leave it to Disney to actually make me WANT to go bowling on one of my next trips! My DH is really good at bowling, so I know he'll love to do that! And the food looks really good too! :cool1:

I've never really been interested in Flying Fish, but everything you guys had looks amazing! It's really beautiful inside too, maybe someday I'll check it out! I'd like to try every Disney restaurant someday, even if it takes a while! :rotfl:

Isn't New Fantasyland perfect? :lovestruc I could have spent HOURS there, I just loved every inch of it! I love how there is a whole Beauty and the Beast village, with Maurice's cottage and the castle, Belle is my favorite princess so I'm glad she has her own little area to call home now!

OMG those fireworks!!! :eek: Wow, I really have to go for New Year's someday! I never thought I'd want to because of the crowds, but I think it would be worth it to see those fireworks, they look insane! What kind of music do they play, is it like Wishes, with a theme, or do they just play random songs?

And your Yacht Club pictures are killing me! I love that place more and more, I really have to stay there, everything is just so perfect! :lovestruc

Disneyfreak508
01-15-2013, 05:54 PM
That's an extremely fantastic deal for bowling! It'd definitely be a fun way to spend a non-park day. Love the pics of your dad. Super cute that he got so excited! Too bad Jonathan was so sick!

I agree! Haha my Dad LOVES bowling... I think he loves Disney more now that there's a bowling alley! :lmao: And I know, it stunk.

Wowsers luvin the pics. The food looks yummy and luvin the pins. I want the bullseye one and goofy on the train... Good luck with DCP I'm so jealous!

Thank you so much!

Joining in! I got SO excited when I saw the new Fantasyland billboards driving through Florida, too!! I just love your Trip Reports!! The Yacht Club looks so beautiful! And I can't believe those fireworks! WOW! I wanna go back...whaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness, I KNOW! It was so exciting! Thank you so much!

Those fireworks looked amazing!
That is so sad that your brother was sick :( I always secretly worry for a few weeks before I go to Disney every year. I'm always like "please don't get sick".

They were! I know, it was so sad! I HATE being sick in Disney - it's no fun for anyone!

Did they have anything about the new Test Track in the Stacey video when you were there?

I really don't like bread pudding anywhere other than WDW. I didn't know Cape May had a french toast version! And I agree with you, Minnie's outfit is adorable there.

I am so ridiculously excited to be getting back to Yachtsman on this trip!

Do you remember where in DHS you got the mug and hot chocolate for $5? Something I'll want to look out for!

Thanks for the advice about getting to Splittsville early! It's one of the things we're considering doing towards the end of our trip, if we've able to get done most of the things we want to in the parks.

I already know I am going to be an emotional basket case when I step into New Fantasyland for the first time (and every subsequent time).

You know what, I honestly don't even remember because my Dad and brother didn't let me watch Stacey more than twice. :headache: I'm sure there was a segment though!

Disney bread pudding is just TOO GOOD.

Yachtsman is great! You'll love it!

I got the hot chocolate during the Osborne Spectacle of lights on Streets of America in one of the little carts.

You're welcome! I hope you get there - it's such a fun time!

It's SO BEAUTIFUL!

Hi Jess! Just wanted to say I am so happy I found this trip report from your last one! You write such incredible reports! They make me so happy!:yay:

Also, wanted to say just in case I don't get back on the boards this week...GOOD LUCK at DCP!! Disney is so lucky to get you! Remember what your parents said...It will go back so fast and really enjoy the moments both big and small. I am really wishing wonderful things for you in the future:rainbow:

Thank you so much! I'm glad!

Aww thank you, that's so sweet! I will definitely cherish every moment - I'm sure it'll be full of magic! Seriously, thank you so much. That really means a lot to me!

I almost jumped through the screen when i saw that bowling ball with mickey on it. I want one and I don't even bowl like that. The fireworks look amazing and i am so excited to see the new fantasyland. I have to wait till spetember though. :( boo.
I did strollers at Epcot on my CP. It was technically called future world north merchandise because we also worked that whole area under spaceship earth,package pick up and leave a legacy when it was still up. I know you will have an amazing time. I am excited for you!

Haha isn't it the cutest!?
Aww well it'll be there for ya when you get back to the world!
Ahh gotcha! That is very cool! Thank you so much!

Jess, I'm loving your trip report!! I forgot that we were at the Beach Club at the same time. We were also at Fantasy of the Sky fireworks on the 30th - stood behind Cinderella castle and it was just amazing. The whole trip was worth it for those fireworks alone- just took my breath away!!!! We were one floor below you in the Beach Club, in room 455 and also had a view of Spaceship Earth- check out our balcony!!:
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Can't wait to hear how you spent your New Years! We were in Epcot and it was one of the BEST days of my life. :)

Haha that is too funny! I completely agree - the fireworks were UNBELIEVABLE! You guys had an amazing view! Love it!
Thank you! We were in Epcot too! I'll be posting those updates soon!

Joining in! :) Love your trip reports. Disney is lucky to have you joining them on your CP.

Thank you! And aww thanks I'm so glad you think so! :goodvibes

My mom and I are planning to go to Splitsville in August since I have heard SO many great things about it. First of all, the food looks INCREDIBLE and second of all, I love bowling, but I stink at it of course. And I want to get there EARLY. I have heard there have been up to FOUR HOUR WAITS to bowl.

I LOVE your New Fantasyland pin!

Your view from the YaCHt Club GAHHHH LOVE.

Wow, the Flying Fish is beautiful. I have never been before and I think that needs to change!

NEW FANTASYLAND. I’m getting emotional. I JUST LOVE IT.

Yeah. I’m not a fan of the mermaids too. Like, nooo. Get rid of them. It just doesn’t work for Pirates.

Ummm….THOSE FIREWORKS OMG.

Yeah apparently the day before we went the wait way 5 HOURS. That's insane!! But just get there early and you should be fine!
Thank you!
You can see why I'm in love with that resort.
It really is! I couldn't believe it took me so long to get there either - it's amazing!
I KNOW.
Yeah they're gross. I don't like them.
They were so beautiful!

Splitsville looks like it was an awesome time!! That red velvet cake would definitely be on my list of things to try, yay!

It was seriously SO GOOD. Gahh I miss it.

I love the Disney bus guy! Those announcements always get me so excited for the day! Oh gosh, that Rapunzel wedding dress for the kids is absolutely amazing, I almost bought it haha.

Me too! And I hope my future daughter wants that dress - it's so pretty!

That room is amazing!! I’d love to get a chance to stay at the Yacht club at some point, it’s so beautiful! And that view!!

You can see why it's my favorite!

Flying Fish does not look like what I expected! I didn’t realize it was a signature place, it all sounds delicious!!

Yes it is! It's really good, too!

AH! I didn’t even think to check out the bathroom at all in New Fantasyland, the entire area is so well themed, I absolutely love it! That tea set is incredible! I would totally buy it!

You'll have to look next time! It's SO gorgeous in there! And ahh I want it seriously.

I’m not excited for the mermaids, I didn’t see them at all when I was last there, and the fact that the dead men tell no tales is gone is just not right!! Oh wow…..those fireworks are absolutely beautiful! What a magical experience!

Yeah I don't like the change at all. And I agree! They were perfect!


Wow, so many great updates! Splitsville sounds like so much fun. I would love to go there in April but since I only have 5 full days I doubt we'll be able to get it in. Hopefully on another trip though!

Love the YC pictures, as well as the Boardwalk ones. It makes me miss the Boardwalk since we stayed there last April. So we kind of had the opposite view.

That Mrs. Potts tea set is SO CUTE.

Great souvenirs! Don't you love how they have more resort specific merchandise now? The Beach Club shirt is cute too!

Thank you! It was SUPER fun! You'll get there eventually!
Thank you! Epcot resorts are all perfect.
Thanks! And yes I do!

Wait wait wait wait wait wuh????
They took out "Dead Men Tell No Tales"?????

Ummm...WHAT???

When the heck did THAT tragedy happen???

Oh no, please say it ain't so?!?

That is the BEST part of the first sort of almost beginning of the classic!!!

I'm going to shed a tear. Really. I mean it.
Right now....tear.

UUUUuuugggghhhh!!!!
Is NOTHING sacred???

Yeah it's really not okay. I feel the exact same way!

I am loving your trip report. We are thinking about going same time next year but DH is scared of the crowds...Looks managable from your pictures.

Thank you! Well... the only reason it was manageable was because we avoided them and timed everything. If you want to actually go on attractions, I would not recommend going at this time of year. The crowds were BAD. If you're more there to experience the christmas decorations/new year's stuff though, it's very fun!

Can't wait to hear about your New Fantasyland experience? You know, New Fantasyland actually has a bit of a record in my vacation book. On my most recent trip (December 2012), Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid was the first ride I went on.

That's wonderful!

Awesome report on Splitsville!:)

I had no idea it was so nice-would never have guessed they have table service.

I would just like to take a minute and thank you for using your SPARE time to write so many STRIKE(ingly) awesome updates for all of us TURKEYS here on The DIS before you SPLIT and ROLL on down to O-Town.

Haha it was the best bowling alley I've ever been to!

I agree with you about the POTC Mermaids!

Way to take charge and get things MOVING on the PeopleMOVER!!!!

I do my best!

Your Dad is SO right!I know that my week-long Vacations at WDW FLY by and "feel" like just a couple of days,so I am sure your CP will also go by much too quickly,so cherish and enjoy every MAGICAL SECOND!!!!

I am so sad after a week at WDW when I have to board The Sad Bus-I cannot imagine how you are going to feel at the end of your CP,but you will have had an experience of a lifetime to remember forever!!!!

Cherish is the word!!!!

The thing is... my DCP is probably going to fly too! If you're in Disney, you just have so much fun that time flies!! I will love every moment!

Wow you really are pumping these updates out!:cool1:

Too funny about that dead Ariel. Haha, you are right, disturbing thought. I didn't even realize they took out that dead men tell no tales!!! Now I am mad too! That mermaid music they play now is really pretty though!

Are you getting nervous yet?? Or just excited??

I gotta get this report done!!

Haha I really don't like it. It's gross!

I'm SUPER excited. Literally the only thing I'm nervous about is not seeing my boyfriend for 7 months. :rotfl: Other than that, GET ME OUTTA HERE!

I hate bowling but Disney makes everything perfect so yeah I have to go to Splitsville. Plus cake like that can get me to go anywhere really.

Even if you just go for the cake and look around, it's worth it!

What is a scrapper pin?

A lot of people on ebay sell them in those lot packs... they're pins that sellers make to make a quick buck. You can tell it's a scrapper if there's discoloration or the edges are rough, etc. Preston always picks them out when I order pins so now I have more of an eye for them. It's kind of annoying because I'd rather just not know. :lmao:

Omg I just roll my eyes when I hear about CP people breaking Disney's rules. Like how can you just squander an opportunity like that? Sheesh.

Seriously like you are not better than a multi-million dollar company. Shut up. :laughing:

THAT YACHT CLUB ROOM IS SO PERFECT. OMG. I love it. Ahh. I just love the beds and the curtains and the pillows and.... EVERYTHING.

I KNOW.

I love your Beach Club shirt. I got lost in the Beach Club when I was stuck in Disney. It was REALLY frumpy but that story is for another day. I was going to buy that shirt to commemorate the occasion but guess what... they didn't have my size either!!

Thanks! Haha I can't wait to read about that! You'll have to get one another time!

Your scarf matching your bow in the Yachty picture is just lovely!!! You just look so happy and content. Oh Disney.

Hahaha I like to coordinate. :p Thank you!

YUM Flying Fish! I usually don't even think about going there b/c I am not a big fan of seafood but between your mom's pasta and that dessert I want to book an ADR right now.

Yeah seriously! It's SO good!

New Fantasyland :faint:

I'm still dead.

The fireworks pictures are SOOO PREETTTTYYY. It must be a nice change of pace to see something other than Wishes, even though I love it so very much.

That picture of the Yacht Club lobby at the end.... :cloud9:

I know!! It is just an explosion of PERFECTION!

Thank you!

Splitsville looks like SO much fun! I'm not the biggest bowling fan in the world, but leave it to Disney to actually make me WANT to go bowling on one of my next trips! My DH is really good at bowling, so I know he'll love to do that! And the food looks really good too!

I've never really been interested in Flying Fish, but everything you guys had looks amazing! It's really beautiful inside too, maybe someday I'll check it out! I'd like to try every Disney restaurant someday, even if it takes a while! :rotfl:

Isn't New Fantasyland perfect? :lovestruc I could have spent HOURS there, I just loved every inch of it! I love how there is a whole Beauty and the Beast village, with Maurice's cottage and the castle, Belle is my favorite princess so I'm glad she has her own little area to call home now!

OMG those fireworks!!! :eek: Wow, I really have to go for New Year's someday! I never thought I'd want to because of the crowds, but I think it would be worth it to see those fireworks, they look insane! What kind of music do they play, is it like Wishes, with a theme, or do they just play random songs?

And your Yacht Club pictures are killing me! I love that place more and more, I really have to stay there, everything is just so perfect! :lovestruc

Haha Disney has that crazy way of making you want to do random things! :laughing: I'm sure you both would love it!

Yeah that's how I am too! When I looked at the Flying Fish menu before I never knew exactly what I wanted, but once I got there I had no problem finding a few options!

I love everything about new FL so much!! I completely agree.

It honestly is worth it just for the fireworks! And they play a specific Fantasy in the Sky soundtrack. It's a lot of interwoven Disney songs.. similar to the style of Wishes kind of? It's beautiful!

It's SO PERFECT!!!!

sue_88
01-15-2013, 09:13 PM
it is so nice to just have one update after another to read. Yay!
while I'm reading I always think of what I want to comment on and then when im done reading all my mental notes just kind of blur together into one conglomerant of happy feeling and DIS love. but I usually have no idea what I wanted to say other than I felt like I was there for the whole thing and I love it.
I'd like to go to Splitsville. It looked so shiny and new and the bowling balls so colorful. Old boring bowling alleys usually just mostly have black bowling balls to choose from. But not Disney!
I do remember that I wanted to ask about the pendant that were wearing in your Splitsville pics. I really like it.
I also liked your dad being so happy in the bowling photos. Your family is so fun.
Bummer your brother was sick. ):
I like the New Fantasyland pin. Pretty.

Disneyfreak508
01-15-2013, 09:39 PM
it is so nice to just have one update after another to read. Yay!
while I'm reading I always think of what I want to comment on and then when im done reading all my mental notes just kind of blur together into one conglomerant of happy feeling and DIS love. but I usually have no idea what I wanted to say other than I felt like I was there for the whole thing and I love it.
I'd like to go to Splitsville. It looked so shiny and new and the bowling balls so colorful. Old boring bowling alleys usually just mostly have black bowling balls to choose from. But not Disney!
I do remember that I wanted to ask about the pendant that were wearing in your Splitsville pics. I really like it.
I also liked your dad being so happy in the bowling photos. Your family is so fun.
Bummer your brother was sick. ):
I like the New Fantasyland pin. Pretty.

I'm glad you're enjoying them! And that's okay - don't worry! I am just glad you're reading along and feelin' happy!
Splitsville is definitely 5 steps up from any bowling alley I have ever been to!
That necklace is from American Eagle! I got it for Christmas from my Nana!
I know, he's precious! He had so much fun! We really have a good time together.
I know :(
Thank you!

Disneyfreak508
01-15-2013, 09:41 PM
Chapter 11: Stormalong Bay and Cape May Cafe! (THEY RHYME!)
December 31st, 2012

I got up at 8:15 am on this morning, took a shower, and then Mom, Dad, and I drove to the Grand Floridian! The traffic getting into the Magic Kingdom gates was AWFUL. New Years Eve crowds were very heavy this year.

We arrived and went right to Grand Floridian Café! We checked in, I traded for a couple pins at the DVC stand, and then we were seated!

Our waitress was Janie and she was from Queens, NY. She seemed grouchy but was actually nice and funny! She enjoyed my Dads humor and my parents liked her.

Mom and I both got the Citrus Pancakes, which were AMAZING. I had been craving them since October and they did not disappoint! They were so soft and sweet and incredibly delicious!

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Dad got the American he loved it! Its your basic breakfast food but just what he wanted!

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After our meal we went outside and looked around. It was BEAUTIFUL.

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Our entire family is really looking forward to the villas! Theyre going to be amazing!! There has been a lot of construction done on them since the last time I was there.

We went back inside and took pictures in the lobby because it's GORGEOUS. (obviously) You can see near the top of the tree all of the balloons that they were going to release at midnight for the New Year!

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BEAUTIFUL TREES!

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I also took pictures of the PERFECT FLOOR. Like... It's so classy but IT'S SO DISNEY!

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Yay family photos!

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A CM from Hawaii came out of nowhere and offered to take a picture of the three of us! It was so nice and exactly what we wanted! Gotta love Disney service.

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We stopped for gas and Dunkin Donuts coffee and then got back to the Yacht Club. Mom and I went to go get my 5 day pass because I was out of my non-expiration passes from the past. It stunk knowing that in less than a month I would be getting in for free& but we did what we had to do!

When looking at the insane price, I was telling my Dad about the DVC discounted annual pass deal for a $400 premium pass& and we realized that it was the last day of that deal! My Dad wanted to get one because I was gonna be there, so now he can come visit me!

We went to concierge first and found out we had to go get it at a park. So we went to the international gateway and bought the pass!

We went back to the room and then I went down to Stormalong Bay aka the best pool on Disney property aka the best pool IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

I posted on twitter:
Living out my dream and laying in the sun at Stormalong Bay #HappyNewYear

It's Christmas in the lobby and summer by the pool. #perfectday #yachtclub


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I picked out a spot and laid in the sun. I may have fallen asleep& Im not really sure. It was SO relaxing!

Stormalong Bay had some rockin tunes. I posted on twitter:
THEY'RE PLAYING BACKSTREET BOYS THIS DAY IS PERFECT #yachtclub

Mom joined me and then Dad came down, too. We laid in the beautiful warm sun at the most gorgeous pool on the face of this earth. It was the best way to spend the last day of 2012!

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After laying there for a while, I went swimming. It felt SO GOOD to swim. The pool was a great temperature and some parts of it are so deep! There was just so much space to swim! I felt free and alive and purely happy just swimming my way around the twists and turns of the pool! I like to pretend Im a mermaid. (I told you, Im 5 years old)

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Oh also, the sand at the bottom is AMAZING. That really is just the most brilliant idea that could possibly exist. It just is so nice to dive down to the bottom and pick up a handful and let it run through your fingers. Like, what other hotel could pull that kind of thing off?! OH DISNEY!!

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I got out of the pool and we moved up to the balcony to get more sun. I walked around and took some pictures of the gorgeous area.

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Then Dad and I went in the EXTREMELY hot hot tub. It was definitely a few degrees too high but I went in anyway. It really soothed the aches and pains that can result from doing a lot of late night park hopping. My ankle and leg soreness was cured instantly! It was much needed.

We went back up after that so I could shower and get ready for dinner! I took pictures of my updated intake of pins:

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It was New Years Eve and we celebrated by going to Cape May Café for dinner!

I was ready to EAT!

Our waitress was Susan. She was a little Asian lady and she was SUPER precious and efficient! Every time we were done with a plate she grabbed it instantly!

Hmm as far as the food& (YUM) my favorites were the mac and cheese, cod nuggets, and the pizza. (I know, all of the child food) Everything else was fantastic though! This buffet is SUCH a hidden gem!

I posted on twitter:
Disney buffets just have so many wonderful carbs. ddd

But really... THE MAC AND CHEESE IS THE BEST. I just love, love, LOVE IT!

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This is my second plate (and a bowl)... NOMS! The seafood chowder that had that night was AWESOME. So. Incredibly. GOOD.

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And........ PIZZA!

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I'm assuming this is my Mom's plate:

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This is probably Dad's:

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Disneyfreak508
01-15-2013, 09:44 PM
Chapter 12: New Year's Eve Fireworks at Epcot!
December 31st, 2012

MORE CRAB LEGS! (This is Jonathan's plate. Obviously.)

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The only thing was that there were no oreo bon bons tonight. I heard a rumor that they may be gone for good, but only time will tell. I was sad because I was really looking forward to those! Super sadness.

The desserts were still delicious though! I got the lemon cheesecake and strawberry shortcake and they were great!

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Mom wanted to try them all... GOOD CHOICE!

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Jon thankfully was able to make it to dinner that night, but his sickness forced him right back into bed after dinner. He was suffering from an AWFUL sinus infection, fever, etc. It lasted for the majority of the trip, too. Poor kid.

After dinner, Mom and I went to the Beach Club gift shop. On the way I had to take pictures of the beautiful sunset!

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THE YACHT CLUB IS SO PERFECT AND GORGEOUS AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!

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My Mom wanted to take a picture of me wearing my Beach Club shirt with the pier in the background:

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At the gift shop I got my Yacht Club pin, car decals, and new fantasyland mystery pins!

Then we went back to the room and I got caught up in my trip journal! There was an early show of IllumiNations at 6:30 pm that we could hear out the window. It sounded like a VERY loud show and I couldnt wait to see the later one!

I posted on twitter:
Everyone's like "WOOOO NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY!!!" And I'm like "eh.. ill stay in my bed and walk to Epcot an hour before the fireworks start."

I took a nap and woke up at 10 oclock, threw on a fancy New Years Eve outfit (consisting of sweatpants and a crew neck) and Dad and I frumped our way over to Epcot!

The New Years Eve energy at Disney is WONDERFUL! I love how excited and happy everyone is.

We walked over to Epcot and it was so busy! It was an hour and a half before showtime and the World Showcase was already LINED with people. They must have gotten their spots 3 hours before the show started!

I posted on twitter:
Well... Tonight's strategy is to find a short family and stand behind them. #epcot

We found a place in France next to the crepe stand behind a family with younger kids.

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France wasnt the *best* spot to choose because there was a tree blocking part of the view& but at that time there really was nowhere else to go!

I sat down and Dad got ice cream and crepes for us! A little New Years Eve treat!

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I posted on twitter:
I mean, I didn't need to eat that crepe or that ice cream.... but I'm happy and everyone's alive so that's what's important right? #fatty

I called Preston, played on my phone, and caught up on my trip journal until the fireworks started at 11:50 pm!

To begin they played through IllumiNations. However, there was no countdown to the New Year! We Go On was playing at midnight and there was no acknowledgement that it was 12:00 am! That was the only thing I wouldve done differently!

I posted on twitter:
Ringing in the New Year with Illuminations d it's bound to be a good year!

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I LOVE this one. I feel like I have been trying to get a picture at this exact moment for years and I finally did!

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Once the normal show played through, they started the New Years portion! They went through each country saying that they celebrated New Years this many hours ago, and each pavilion had their own mini fireworks display. It was really cute!

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Morocco!

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They ended with America and that was the big show! The finale was MIND BLOWING. Im pretty sure I just stared at it and my jaw dropped. HOLY COW! It was so incredibly beautiful.

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Preston called me at midnight... but I didn't hear my phone because the fireworks were too loud. So I had to call him and say happy new year! He was sick on New Year's night so he was just hanging out at home. I asked him if he was watching the ball drop or anything and he said...

(In twitter post form):
"And if by watching New Years on TV, you mean a new episode of storage wars, then yes I did." @PrestoVision HAPPY NEW YEAR d#2013

Hahaha he's SUCH A FRUMP. It's perfect.

Once the show ended, we walked out of the park. It was SO nice to just walk to our resort and not have to deal with the transportation systems. It was a really low key night, and I loved being able to ring in the New Year with my Dad! It was really special!

I know 2013 is going to be an amazing year... and Epcot was the place where I started it off!

I posted on twitter:
This is the beginning of my most exciting, life-changing, and magical year yet! I am looking forward to lots of new adventures in 2013!

We got back and I wanted to go to Hollywood Studios for Extra Magic Hours, but everyone was sleeping. So I just went to sleep, too. My bed was too comfy.

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Disneyfreak508
01-15-2013, 09:45 PM
Chapter 13: NEW FANTASYLAND! (Part 1)
January 1st, 2013

I woke up this morning expecting to go to a park& and Mom told me that she was going to church in Celebration. I was welcome to join& but it was a Tuesday. So I decided to go to Magic Kingdom and play by myself!

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It was wonderful going at my own pace and being able to take the pictures that I wanted to take. I took a lot of castle shots from Fantasyland - it's such a cool angle!

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CASTLE, YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTY!

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Although a ton of New Fantasyland is open, there is still some construction. For example, the PRINCESS FAIRYTALE HALL! (God, I wish I could work there. As a princess, of course. PLEASE GOD.)

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Also, there has been TONS of work done on the Seven Dwarve's Mine Train! They were laying the track and it's coming along great!

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I got a fastpass for the new Little Mermaid ride! The fastpass machine is located over by PhilharMagic.

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Then I walked all around New Fantasyland in the daylight. It was SO BEAUTIFUL.

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I posted on twitter:
New Fantasyland is a drug and I am back again for my second dose. #LOVELOVELOVE

Look at that line for Be Our Guest already! The waits for lunch were sickening on this trip. The crowds were out of control!

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I went to Gastons Tavern for breakfast.

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I posted on twitter:
LOOK WHAT GASTON HAS DONE TO OUR BROTHER! @disney_frump

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THAT EVIL, EVIL MAN. No one destroys your family like Gaston. :rotfl2:

I decided to go all out and get a cinnamon roll and Le Fous Brew. There werent any tables so I sat on this bench in a little corner.

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The cinnamon roll was very yummy. (I still like the Main Street Bakery ones better, though) It wasnt the freshest Ive ever had but the frosting was delicious!

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Then as far as the Le Fous Brew& Im so sad to say that I did not like it. I have never been a fan of apple juice my entire life, and that was a huge contributing factor to my dislike of this drink. I also had consumed so much sugar in the past 24 hours that I probably wouldve gone into a diabetic coma if I finished it. All in all, I would probably try it again on another day, but I definitely dont need a whole one for myself.

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What can I say, I like water.

However, I would like to let you know that the whole experience was worth it& because I got my Belle cup! (: Thats what I really wanted, anyways.

When I finished, I just started walking around. Back through old Fantasyland we go!

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I love this picture because it encapsulates the old and the new fantasyland. MAGICAL.

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RAPUNZEL'S TOWER OMG. Seriously, even if that is just a bathroom, that's the most perfect bathroom that could ever exist on this earth.

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I posted on twitter:
I love not feeling obligated to do anything. I love just walking around and absorbing the atmosphere.

I made my way over to Frontierland and randomly decided to ride the Liberty Belle Riverboat for my first time ever! It is one of the very few Disney attractions that I have never experienced.

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I went down to the first floor and sat in the front and center. The weather was SO beautiful and I was so content with life at the moment. The sun was shining, it was warm, there was a slight breeze, and I was at Magic Kingdom doing whatever the heck I wanted! Life was good.

I posted on twitter:
I am completely at peace with myself right now. This is the perfect way to start off the new year!

The ride was great! You just go in a big circle around Frontierland and you see Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and Tom Sawyer Island. It was very relaxing and quiet.

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THE WILDEST RIDE IN THE WILDERNESS!

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Disneyfreak508
01-15-2013, 09:47 PM
Chapter 14: NEW FANTASYLAND (Part 2)
January 1st, 2013

I love all of the little scenes they have set up, too. They're so frumpy but they're a cute detail.

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DEER FAMILY!

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I posted on twitter:
I love how many deer are featured at the Magic Kingdom.

THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.

Afterwards, I went to go use my Little Mermaid fastpasses!

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The architecture is absolutely GORGEOUS! They way Disney has designed everything lately just completely blows me out of the water. (I know this is the Little Mermaid, but there no pun intended. :P) They sure do have a good set of imagineers on duty right now!

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I almost liked the queue even more than the ride! It's AMAZING. I just couldn't get over it. It was so crowded so I didn't take a lot of pictures... so you'll have to go see it for yourself!

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So I got into my ride vehicle, saw Scuttle introduce the story, and they turned us around and sent us under the sea. When that cold breeze hit me and I saw the bubbles, I just LOST it. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. I was a crying mess from then till the end.

UNDER DA SEA!

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I think Disney just has some problem with this Ariel animatronic's hair. I know the "cotton candy hair" (http://www.themeparkinsider.com/photos/images/ariel-little-mermaid.jpg) was a whole controversy over in Disneyland... but when you look at this animatronic from the side, her hair looks WEIRD and detached. You'll know what I'm talking about when you approach her. You can't tell from this picture, it's definitely a side view thing.

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I'M SO HAPPY I GOT THIS PICTURE BAHAHA.

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URSULA.

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YOU GOTTA KISS DA GIRL.

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Prince Eric definitely has some smoulder goin' on in this picture. He's like "suck it, fishes, I'm married. YEAH."

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To categorize this attraction, it is a dark ride. But it is so much grander and beautiful than I could have ever imagined. The animatronics have such bright colors and the music is perfect! My favorite scenes are Under the Sea and the Wedding& but I also like the beginning too& AHH I dont know, I just love it all!

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I left there very happy. It was perfect and everything that I hoped it would be.

I called Mom after my ride and she said she was coming over to meet me in a bit. So, I went for a lovely and relaxing ride on the PeopleMover. SURPRISE!

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Look at all of my friends:

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I posted on twitter:
"This is your chance to drive in the fast lane without getting a speeding ticket." Stupid VoiceOver. The Indy speedway goes 7 mph. #grudge

Like... I don't know when Disney is going to get the hint that changing their voiceovers is NOT acceptable.

I also looked in the Toomorrowland gift shops because I love them.

Then I made my way over to Main Street USA and looked in the shops. The Main Street Cinema had artwork by an artist named Larry Dotson and he was actually in the shop today signing his pieces! I flipped through his pictures and they were GORGEOUS. I seriously wanted to buy them all! Every one of his paintings were very park/resort specific and they were so well done. I need to remember to look him up if I am ever looking into buying Disney artwork!

After that I walked up Main Street and then back. I was just wandering around and taking pictures because that's what I do.

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The Dapper Dans were out singing so, of course, I HAD to watch! The second one in from the left was VERY young  it was great to see someone my age singing in a group like that! He was a bass, too! He must sound really incredible on his own to get that job! They were wonderful as usual.

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Mom met up with me in the middle of the show so we watched the rest of it. Once it ended, we went over to New Fantasyland to try and get into Be Our Guest for lunch. However, once we got there, they JUST closed off the line for lunch. Wahhh.

So after much debate, we ended up getting hot dogs at Caseys Corner. It was SUPER crowded so we took them over to the Tomorrowland Terrace and ate there. The crowds were just awful that day.

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We left the park after that, took the monorail to the TTC, and we were the only ones on the tram to the parking lot. We were in the Ursula section!

We drove back to the Yacht Club. It was so beautiful outside and we had the door open on the patio. It felt like a summer day in January!

I relaxed on my couch bed, wrote in my trip journal, and ended up falling asleep around 3:40 pm. Next thing I knew it was 5:40 pm and everyone was waking me up for dinner!

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Disneyfreak508
01-15-2013, 09:48 PM
Chapter 15: La Hacienda and Being Mrs. Potts in Enchanted Tales with Belle!
January 1st, 2013

We took a nice family picture in the YaCHt Club lobby before we left for our reservation. This is probably my new favorite picture of my family!

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Dad and daughter picture! (:

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We walked over to Epcot for our 6:45 pm ADR at La Hacienda. We had a 20 minute wait so Dad and I went on the Gran Fiesta Tour. There was no line and it was the perfect way to pass the time.

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Mom and Jonathan waited by the restaurant and we were called soon after we got back.

We were seated next to this couple and the girl was taking food pictures. Dad made a joke about it because I always take food pictures, and we instantly became friends with them. Their names were Dawn and John and they were from Pittsburg. They drove down the same day as us in that snowstorm. Dawn did her College Program the semester after she graduated and she still works at Disney seasonally. She works merchandise at Hollywood Studios at places like Sweet Spells.

Dawn was SO cheery and I could definitely tell she was a cast member! We loved her – she was so friendly! Her and John are both in grad school now. She’s going for law and he’s going for dental. They were staying at Pop while she was down here getting her seasonal hours. I hope that Preston and I get to take trips like that someday!

As far as the food, the chips were ADDICTING. They’re the same beautiful chips from San Angel Inn and I just kept eating them constantly. They're just so fresh and I don't feel gross even after I consume a ton of them!

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Dad, Jonathan, and I split the La Hacienda which had steak, chicken, corn, rice, black beans, tortillas, etc. The steak was undercooked so we had to send it back, but they brought us a new one. Overall everything was delicious! It was a great thing to split! It's usually good for two people to share, but since Jon was sick he didn't eat that much.

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Mom got the Ensalada de la Hacienda and the Taquiza. The salad had pomegranates on it which was really cool! Pomegranates intrigue me. And the Taquiza was a taco trio with steak, chicken, and pork tacos. Getting two appetizers for a meal is not a bad idea!

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For dessert we all split the apple empanada. It was SO DELICIOUS. That carmel ice cream is just too good.

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After dinner, Dad and Jon went back to the room and Mom and I stayed, finished, and paid.

We went back to the room, changed, and caught a bus to Magic Kingdom! We went straight back to New Fantasyland and got in line for Enchanted Tales with Belle. It took about 40 minutes.

I posted on twitter:
They're playing "A Change in Me" in the enchanted tales with belle queue line. #YES #underratedbroadwaysong

I have to find myself these New Fantasyland BGM loops on youtube or something.

Belle and her Mommy! (: Maurice was one lucky guy!

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The whole thing was so cool! I didn’t really know what to expect but it was ADORABLE! The magic mirror transformation to the door was awesome.

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They cast me in the show as Mrs. Potts! I WAS SO EXCITED! What a wonderful treat! I think the CM saw my face light up when they brought out the Mrs. Potts and Chip props, so he came right over to me. YAY FOR ENTHUSIASM!

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Also, excuse my frumpy exterior. I wasn't planning on taking any pictures tonight at all so I did not dress nicely or look good at all. I didn't know I would be PERFORMING!

BELLE YOU'RE SO PERFECT. DISNEY PLEASE CAST ME.

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YAY this is my big moment. Chip and I had to pour the tea! I'm glad my Mom caught this on camera. I'M A STAR!

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YOU'RE MY IDOL, BELLE.

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See... like, I'm definitely 5 years old.

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They gave me a bookmark as a commemorative item for my performance. HOW THOUGHTFUL!

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The little girl playing the beast was the cutest thing ever. She had the most precious roar. Everyone thought she was adorable.

I’m so glad I got to be in the show! It was such a memorable first show... THANK YOU, DISNEY!

After that wen went over to the Little Mermaid ride! The wait time said 60 minutes but we hopped in line and it was less than 10. Deceiving? Yes. Was I mad? No.

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Mom loved the bubbles and the Under the Sea part. The whole ride is just so well done.

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GAHH I don't know which castle is my favorite. I love them all.

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Back into old Fantasyland we go!

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We got off and went on It’s a Small World. Preston is scared of that ride so I took tons of pictures and sent them to him. Muahaha I’m an evil girlfriend. (;

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We finished off the night by riding Haunted Mansion, which was a walk on. We left the park and took the bus back to the Yacht Club. We got home at 1 am and went to sleep.

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cindianne320
01-15-2013, 09:56 PM
Loving the new report! So excited for you to begin your new journey!

sue_88
01-15-2013, 10:34 PM
I'm glad I checked back tonight! I am going to bed now to dream happy Disney thoughts.
Great job snagging that Mrs. Potts role! I can't wait to see the New Fantasyland too.
I am a dedicated water drinker too. But I actually like apple juice so I may need to try the drink from Gaston's tavern.
I really really want to ride the mermaid ride. And I want to ride the new seven dwarfs mine ride too.
Good Night.

katt789
01-15-2013, 11:06 PM
Those pancakes look absolutely amazing! You’re really giving me quite the list of places to be eating around Disney on my future trips!!

A day by the pool certainly sounds like a fantastic way to spend New Year’s Eve day!! Ahaha! I totally pretended to be a mermaid when I was growing up….and all the time…ahahah! I also like that you guys are taking it slow, and not really going crazy in the parks, a nice pool day and breakfast, yay!

MONORAIL PIN!! JEALOUS!! Have you seen the Monorail Iphone cases on redbubble.com ??

Crab legs look so odd of a thing to eat…like…when did we decide that it looked like a good idea? I’ve obviously never had them, but want to try them! Cape May, again, added onto my list of places to eat! I like your Mom’s way of dessert, I definitely do that at buffets too!! You gotta try one of everything, and then go back for the best ones!

Sounds like a fantastic new years celebration, definitely more exciting than mine! Woo…working til past midnight…haha!

Aw man, I love traveling solo so much!! You can really do whatever you want and go wherever you want to go! It’s safe to say that I only went on 2 rides in MK this last trip, bahah! Those are amazing photos of the castle!

New Fantasyland is so gorgeous, my camera/picture taking skills just couldn’t do it justice, but I’m glad to see you can!! Ahaha, oh no! Not your brother! I totally missed that tweet! HA! I’m dying at the “no one destroys your family like Gaston!” AAAHHH

I need to try the cinnamon buns from back there, they look super tasty! I finally tried a bakery one in Sept and it wasn’t as amazing as I thought it was going to be! I have to disagree about the Le Fou’s Brew though, but I am a HUGE apple juice lover, I’ll drink that stuff always. And the Caramel apple spice from starbucks, yes PLEASE! Haha, I like that you got the souvenir cup though!

Dinner looks great!! I love all the Mexican food (all the time) and those taco’s look tasty! Yay! I’m glad your wait for enchanted tales wasn’t that long! The wait time was crazy while I was there! I also fell in love with the fact that they had so much of the broadway music playing in the area, I heard the instrumental version of “Maison De Lunes” one day in Gastons, it was awesome!!

Aw! You look like such an adorable kid having the time of your life during the story! Those bookmarks are cute! I think I’m going to have to volunteer for it next time.

__disneygirl
01-15-2013, 11:52 PM
GAH THOSE PANCAKES LOOK AMAZING. The GFC is one of those places I always say I'm gonna go to and then I don't. Between this and your last report, now I really want to.

I didn't know they dropped balloons in the GF lobby! That's awesome.

I pretend I'm a mermaid in pools too and I was literally just talking to someone about it an hour ago!

Awww I feel so bad for Jonathan. He will just have to do a make-up trip when you're on the CP!

That's so weird that they didn't count down to the New Year! The ending sounds as epic as I would expect, though!

hahahaha I don't even know Preston.... but I can tell we would get along.

YAY NEW FANTASYLAND! I never got to see it in the daylight, so I am looking forward to that.

More Lefou's Brew for me... muhahahaha. I got the Belle cup too (: OH how I love it. I get so happy when I drink out of it! They didn't have the cinnamon rolls when I was there but I am dying to try the new icing.

I'm really happy that the tower is there but if they don't open a Tangled ride/show/attraction/whatever in the next couple of years or so they are out of their minds! So much potential!!!

Did you see the Nautilus in the Mermaid queue? A haunted mansion ghost pointed it out to me at MNSSHP. hahaha. And there are hidden Mickeys in the rocks that I found on my own. I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT. Ahh memories.

"Suck it, fishes, I'm married. YEAH." LMAO

"Look at all my friends" youuuu are cracking me up tonight frump!

I can't even explain the utter fit that I went into when I did Enchanted Tales. I can't wait to write about that in my TR. It was THE BEST.

Ummm that picture of you sitting on the floor with the kids hahahahaha I love you.

Disneyfreak508
01-16-2013, 12:20 AM
Loving the new report! So excited for you to begin your new journey!

Thank you so much!

I'm glad I checked back tonight! I am going to bed now to dream happy Disney thoughts.
Great job snagging that Mrs. Potts role! I can't wait to see the New Fantasyland too.
I am a dedicated water drinker too. But I actually like apple juice so I may need to try the drink from Gaston's tavern.
I really really want to ride the mermaid ride. And I want to ride the new seven dwarfs mine ride too.
Good Night.

Me too! Thanks for reading!
You're going to love New Fantasyland!
Yeah then you'll probably like Le Fou's Brew!
It's SO BEAUTIFUL. And me too!
Good night! :cloud9:

Those pancakes look absolutely amazing! You’re really giving me quite the list of places to be eating around Disney on my future trips!!

Hahaha you know me, I gotta scope out all of the best places to eat so I can tell you guys!

A day by the pool certainly sounds like a fantastic way to spend New Year’s Eve day!! Ahaha! I totally pretended to be a mermaid when I was growing up….and all the time…ahahah! I also like that you guys are taking it slow, and not really going crazy in the parks, a nice pool day and breakfast, yay!

It was! There was NO way I was dealing with those crowds. Bahaha when I was 5-8 I LEGITIMATELY wished I was a mermaid. I wished I was Melody from Little Mermaid II. :rotfl:

MONORAIL PIN!! JEALOUS!! Have you seen the Monorail Iphone cases on redbubble.com ??

YES.

Crab legs look so odd of a thing to eat…like…when did we decide that it looked like a good idea? I’ve obviously never had them, but want to try them! Cape May, again, added onto my list of places to eat! I like your Mom’s way of dessert, I definitely do that at buffets too!! You gotta try one of everything, and then go back for the best ones!

Hahaha very true! They are DELICIOUS that's why! You'll love Cape May - it's so good! And yeah, she's a smart lady.

Sounds like a fantastic new years celebration, definitely more exciting than mine! Woo…working til past midnight…haha!

Aww boo working :(

Aw man, I love traveling solo so much!! You can really do whatever you want and go wherever you want to go! It’s safe to say that I only went on 2 rides in MK this last trip, bahah! Those are amazing photos of the castle!

So do I! It's freeing. Thank you!

New Fantasyland is so gorgeous, my camera/picture taking skills just couldn’t do it justice, but I’m glad to see you can!! Ahaha, oh no! Not your brother! I totally missed that tweet! HA! I’m dying at the “no one destroys your family like Gaston!” AAAHHH

Aw thank you! That's quite the compliment! Bahaha I was full of frumpiness tonight. :rotfl:

I need to try the cinnamon buns from back there, they look super tasty! I finally tried a bakery one in Sept and it wasn’t as amazing as I thought it was going to be! I have to disagree about the Le Fou’s Brew though, but I am a HUGE apple juice lover, I’ll drink that stuff always. And the Caramel apple spice from starbucks, yes PLEASE! Haha, I like that you got the souvenir cup though!

Yeah you do! I'm glad you liked your Main Street Bakery one!! And oh I understand. I don't know why I didn't like it. I'm still confused. I need to try it again.

Dinner looks great!! I love all the Mexican food (all the time) and those taco’s look tasty! Yay! I’m glad your wait for enchanted tales wasn’t that long! The wait time was crazy while I was there! I also fell in love with the fact that they had so much of the broadway music playing in the area, I heard the instrumental version of “Maison De Lunes” one day in Gastons, it was awesome!!

YUM me too. Yeah 40 minutes wasn't awful but it was still pretty long. I'll have to listen for that next time!

Aw! You look like such an adorable kid having the time of your life during the story! Those bookmarks are cute! I think I’m going to have to volunteer for it next time.



Haha aww thank you! You definitely should!

GAH THOSE PANCAKES LOOK AMAZING. The GFC is one of those places I always say I'm gonna go to and then I don't. Between this and your last report, now I really want to.

Well how about we go there when you come visit me!? :)

I didn't know they dropped balloons in the GF lobby! That's awesome.

I KNOW. There are too many great places to go on New Year's Eve!

I pretend I'm a mermaid in pools too and I was literally just talking to someone about it an hour ago!

Hahaha oh Ariel. She has affected us all. And I love it.

Awww I feel so bad for Jonathan. He will just have to do a make-up trip when you're on the CP!

Yes he will!

That's so weird that they didn't count down to the New Year! The ending sounds as epic as I would expect, though!

I know! I was confused. But it was BEAUTIFUL.

hahahaha I don't even know Preston.... but I can tell we would get along.

Hahaha but really. You would. It's okay... when we all move to Disney someday you will get to meet him. :laughing:

YAY NEW FANTASYLAND! I never got to see it in the daylight, so I am looking forward to that.

Haha I didn't even realize that you only saw it at night but you're totally right! AH it's so pretty during the day!

More Lefou's Brew for me... muhahahaha. I got the Belle cup too (: OH how I love it. I get so happy when I drink out of it! They didn't have the cinnamon rolls when I was there but I am dying to try the new icing.

It's so cute! And YUM yes. You have to.

I'm really happy that the tower is there but if they don't open a Tangled ride/show/attraction/whatever in the next couple of years or so they are out of their minds! So much potential!!!

SERIOUSLY. Or they just need more Tangled merchandise. I don't think they realize what they're missing out on.

Did you see the Nautilus in the Mermaid queue? A haunted mansion ghost pointed it out to me at MNSSHP. hahaha. And there are hidden Mickeys in the rocks that I found on my own. I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT. Ahh memories.

No! You'll have to show me that. That's really cool!

"Suck it, fishes, I'm married. YEAH." LMAO

Bahaha I was hoping you would appreciate that. :rotfl:

"Look at all my friends" youuuu are cracking me up tonight frump!

I'm really popular. :lmao:

I can't even explain the utter fit that I went into when I did Enchanted Tales. I can't wait to write about that in my TR. It was THE BEST.

I can't wait to hear about it!!!

Ummm that picture of you sitting on the floor with the kids hahahahaha I love you.

BAHAHA thank you. I think I laughed about this comment for 5 minutes straight. No lie. LOL at my life.

RachelNinja
01-16-2013, 06:11 AM
Wow, you really were serious about being determined to finish your TR and posting tons of updates! Thanks for the entertainment this morning as I mope about having to go to work as I eat my oatmeal. I'm now thinking about all the food that you have eaten, and my oatmeal does NOT compare. Even though it's early, I could totally go for some cod nuggets and mac and cheese along with some chips and salsa. Oh, and might as well throw a crepe in there too!

wdwgirl03
01-16-2013, 07:12 AM
Ahhh I can't wait to see New Fantasyland. I love Prince Eric's castle-it looks absolutely amazing.

pattiken
01-16-2013, 07:16 AM
Im loving your quick updates!! You are such a sweet girl Jess..I feel like I am there with you crying at all the wonderful moments! I love the feeling of just wandering aimlessly taking everything in..great way to spend a morning!:goodvibes

Enchantress01
01-16-2013, 07:54 AM
I’m here! Thanks for the twitter link and great instagram pics, so thoughtful of you until posting the BEST TRIP REPORT EVER!!!:yay: (O.K., I say that about all of your trip reports)

Ahhhhh, the Beach Club! Your pics make me feel like being there again. There’s nothing like those relaxing mornings, feeling like you have the whole place to yourself. And everything around you sparkles at night while you just relax on the beach. And that smell; I love it!!! I nearly passed out from constantly sniffing that divine beachy air in the lobby. :faint: But you must have inhaled the yummy smell from the gingerbread carousel. Perfection!

Your brother’s plate at Cape May Cafe proves we share a brain. Those piping hot crab legs were not safe with me around and the seafood chowder has such big chunks of crab, clams, etc. No guessing about microscopic bits there. Hope he's feeling better by the way.

DH wants to stay at the YaCHT Club next time. I am seriously addicted to the Beach club, but your pictures put it in a whole new light; I may have to cave in – just once! :scared:

Too funny about the food pics. DD is so embarrased when I take them. I just say to gawkers, “It’s for my blog.” I got that from someone’s TR – works like a charm. (oh, I don’t have a blog)

Surprising your dad and Jon at Splitsville was the best! He was so excited! My mom, DD and I hope to do a girls trip and my mom loves bowling. Great way to surprise the bowing enthusiasts in the family! Thanks for the tip about getting there early.

We’re usually known for covering a lot of ground at Disney but your famlily makes even the most efficient planners look like rookies! Wedwdw is right, you must have body doubles!

You’re a star! You would make such a beautiful Belle. I hope you get to greet us someday!!!

The fireworks at MK are just beyond. I can’t imagine what it must feel like surrounding you like that. Thanks for giving us a wonderful idea of what it is like though.

Such great posts and so little time!!!! :thanks:

LifeIsDis
01-16-2013, 08:32 AM
I find it really cool they do the balloon drop at the Grand Floridian. I would SOOO want to be there for that!

Stormalong Bay is INCREDIBLE. The sand at the bottom is so cool and I could just spend hours in that pool…(it rhymes! :laughing:).

The Haunted Mansion CM pin you got is SO cool. LOVE.

Your sunset pictures are amazing. ♥

I heard the New Year’s Illuminations got all messed up because they did it 5 minutes late or something.

Oh my GOD. I can’t believe the line for Be Our Guest!

I tried the Le Fous Brew in November and I enjoyed it a lot, but it was REALLY cold that night so I couldn’t finish it. I think it would be best in summer!

The maple frosting was good on the cinnamon bun? It sounds nasty to me but I will have to give it a try!

I don’t think I have ever gone on the Liberty Belle and I haven’t been to Tom Sawyer’s Island. I know they aren’t the most popular attractions ever, but who doesn’t want a tour of Frontierland?!

The queue for the Little Mermaid is FANTASTIC. The Imagineers did SUCH a great job with that and everything else!

I got casted as one of the suits in armor for Enchanted Tales. SUCH AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE.

Disneymad1993
01-16-2013, 09:01 AM
Loving the updates!! :) I honestly cannot wait to explore New Fantasyland this summer!! It looks amazing :D

I love the bookmark for taking part!! I will definitely have to make sure I get a part!! Lol :)

Looking forward to hearing about your DCP, it'll get me all excited for my ICP in June :D Good luck for travelling down and checking in!! I'll be following on twitter :)

Disneyfreak508
01-16-2013, 09:48 AM
Wow, you really were serious about being determined to finish your TR and posting tons of updates! Thanks for the entertainment this morning as I mope about having to go to work as I eat my oatmeal. I'm now thinking about all the food that you have eaten, and my oatmeal does NOT compare. Even though it's early, I could totally go for some cod nuggets and mac and cheese along with some chips and salsa. Oh, and might as well throw a crepe in there too!

Oh yeah, I'm VERY serious. I leave in 4 days so expect this baby to be finished before sunday. :rotfl:

You're so welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Sorry to make real life and normal food seem boring. :p

Ahhh I can't wait to see New Fantasyland. I love Prince Eric's castle-it looks absolutely amazing.

You will be blown away!

Im loving your quick updates!! You are such a sweet girl Jess..I feel like I am there with you crying at all the wonderful moments! I love the feeling of just wandering aimlessly taking everything in..great way to spend a morning!:goodvibes

Thank you! I gotta keep this moving because I will be VERY busy in Florida! Aww you are so sweet. Thank you so much! So do I - it really is the best!

I’m here! Thanks for the twitter link and great instagram pics, so thoughtful of you until posting the BEST TRIP REPORT EVER!!!:yay: (O.K., I say that about all of your trip reports)

You're so welcome! I'm glad you like it so far!

Ahhhhh, the Beach Club! Your pics make me feel like being there again. There’s nothing like those relaxing mornings, feeling like you have the whole place to yourself. And everything around you sparkles at night while you just relax on the beach. And that smell; I love it!!! I nearly passed out from constantly sniffing that divine beachy air in the lobby. :faint: But you must have inhaled the yummy smell from the gingerbread carousel. Perfection!

You just hit the nail right on the head! Ahh what a beautiful image. Why can't I just live there!?

Your brother’s plate at Cape May Cafe proves we share a brain. Those piping hot crab legs were not safe with me around and the seafood chowder has such big chunks of crab, clams, etc. No guessing about microscopic bits there. Hope he's feeling better by the way.

They're so delicious! YUM.

DH wants to stay at the YaCHT Club next time. I am seriously addicted to the Beach club, but your pictures put it in a whole new light; I may have to cave in – just once! :scared:

Seriously, give the Yacht Club a chance. It's SO gorgeous. I actually think it might beat the Beach Club for me. (only my .01% though) It's SO wonderful.

Too funny about the food pics. DD is so embarrased when I take them. I just say to gawkers, “It’s for my blog.” I got that from someone’s TR – works like a charm. (oh, I don’t have a blog)

Haha works every time! Sometimes I get asked if I do food reviews and I say yes. SO THE FOOD BETTER BE DARN GOOD! :lmao:

Surprising your dad and Jon at Splitsville was the best! He was so excited! My mom, DD and I hope to do a girls trip and my mom loves bowling. Great way to surprise the bowing enthusiasts in the family! Thanks for the tip about getting there early.

Yeah that was really fun! That sounds like a great idea! You're welcome.

We’re usually known for covering a lot of ground at Disney but your famlily makes even the most efficient planners look like rookies! Wedwdw is right, you must have body doubles!

Haha nope just a lot of experience and Disney dedication. :thumbsup2 The funny thing is that I barely had any plans for this trip. Just my ADR's!

You’re a star! You would make such a beautiful Belle. I hope you get to greet us someday!!!

Aww thank you so much. You don't know how badly I want to! It's my biggest dream!

The fireworks at MK are just beyond. I can’t imagine what it must feel like surrounding you like that. Thanks for giving us a wonderful idea of what it is like though.

It is surreal - that's for sure! You're welcome!

Such great posts and so little time!!!! :thanks:

Haha thank you for reading them all!

I find it really cool they do the balloon drop at the Grand Floridian. I would SOOO want to be there for that!

I know I do too! There are so many cool New Years Eve celebrations - how can you even choose?!

Stormalong Bay is INCREDIBLE. The sand at the bottom is so cool and I could just spend hours in that pool…(it rhymes! :laughing:).

Haha yay rhyming! But I totally agree with you.

The Haunted Mansion CM pin you got is SO cool. LOVE.

Thanks!

Your sunset pictures are amazing. ♥

Thank you!

I heard the New Year’s Illuminations got all messed up because they did it 5 minutes late or something.

That would make sense.

Oh my GOD. I can’t believe the line for Be Our Guest!

Yeah considering I am going to live there for 6 months... there's NO way that was happening.

I tried the Le Fous Brew in November and I enjoyed it a lot, but it was REALLY cold that night so I couldn’t finish it. I think it would be best in summer!

Yeah definitely!

The maple frosting was good on the cinnamon bun? It sounds nasty to me but I will have to give it a try!

Oh yes it was delicious! Not nasty at all!

I don’t think I have ever gone on the Liberty Belle and I haven’t been to Tom Sawyer’s Island. I know they aren’t the most popular attractions ever, but who doesn’t want a tour of Frontierland?!

I know, it's such a hidden part of WDW that's fun to explore on solo trips!

The queue for the Little Mermaid is FANTASTIC. The Imagineers did SUCH a great job with that and everything else!

I agree!

I got casted as one of the suits in armor for Enchanted Tales. SUCH AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE.

Very lucky!

Loving the updates!! :) I honestly cannot wait to explore New Fantasyland this summer!! It looks amazing :D

I love the bookmark for taking part!! I will definitely have to make sure I get a part!! Lol :)

Looking forward to hearing about your DCP, it'll get me all excited for my ICP in June :D Good luck for travelling down and checking in!! I'll be following on twitter :)

Thank you so much! I am excited for you to see it!
I know, it's such a creative idea.
Thank you so much! Let me know when you come down and start your program! :)

Marsheliz
01-16-2013, 09:58 AM
OH M GEE, that is the coolest pool I have ever seen in my life! You are really making me consider deluxe!!
Cape May Cafe looks so delicious!!
Voyage of TLM looks amazing and so colorful!!
Where do you get your disney shirts? So cute
I want to plan another trip ASAP! My mom is very sick right now and it's just not a good time to plan a trip with things being so up in the air...
Go on another trip so I can read another TR, serious best one I have read! ;)

khertz
01-16-2013, 10:10 AM
I was way behind on updates, so hopefully I can remember everything I wanted to comment on!

Splitsville looks & sounds amazing! These were the first pictures I have seen of it, but I've listened to the DIS podcasts about it and it sounds so awesome! I really wish it had been open this past trip we took because with my parents along to watch DS, it would have been so fun for me and DH to do one night. I don't know if DS will be old enough to take along when we go this year, so may have to save it for a future trip.

Your food pics from Flying Fish had my mouth watering...That potato wrapped snapper looks like heaven on a plate! This is the second TR I've read with a great review of FF, and it is sounding more and more like a place I will need to try!

Love the artwork of Larry Dotson. :goodvibes It is SO HARD to look through his prints and not want one of each! We bought a small one of Cinderella Castle with Tink flying over it on our honeymoon, and on our 2011 trip we bought the 40th Anniversary print of the MK Train Station. They are both hanging in our living room right now! We almost bought his one of the train station with the train parked out front for DS's room since he is crazy about trains right now, but we didn't and I'm regretting it now. Hopefully we can get it on our trip later this year! Sorry for that ramble. :rotfl: We just really adore his work!!

WOW The NYE fireworks at MK look absolutely incredible!!! I don't know if I have the patience required to take a trip at that time of year and see them in person, but WOW!

What great pics of the FLE. I can't wait to see that in person either! Although I've ridden Little Mermaid in DL already, I'm really looking forward to seeing the queue! I adore that ride. But you're right, they definitely had a hard time portraying Ariel's hair!! I get what they were going for, but geez, it's bad!! Always loved Eric's castle, so I'm really looking forward to seeing that. The line for lunch at Be Our Guest has me a little freaked out! Hopefully the excitement will have died down some by the time we go in October. I really hope we can get to a meal there, either lunch or dinner!

The Enchanted Tales with Belle show looks so cute. How fun that you were cast as Mrs. Potts! I've listened to them talk about that on the DIS as well, and didn't get how everyone would be the different characters, but the cutouts make total sense. Very cute idea for a show!

leopardmickeyears
01-16-2013, 11:02 AM
OMG THAT PIZZA AND RED VELVET at Splitsville LOOK AMAZING!! popcorn::

FauntleroyFAN07
01-16-2013, 11:38 AM
Then I made my way over to Main Street USA and looked in the shops. The Main Street Cinema had artwork by an artist named Larry Dotson and he was actually in the shop today signing his pieces! I flipped through his pictures and they were GORGEOUS. I seriously wanted to buy them all! Every one of his paintings were very park/resort specific and they were so well done. I need to remember to look him up if I am ever looking into buying Disney artwork!


you really should start collecting them, we get the smaller ones that are like 5x7 and with the backing fit perfect in a 8x11 frame. somewhere between 20 and 25 bucks over the years when we bought them.


we have 6 already and all of them are signed by him from 3 different trips.

he has even personalized them all 2 of them to our kids with there names on them with there first visit highlighted in his note to them.

so yes i would say you should start buying them when you go down there for your program.:thumbsup2

just check his website he has all of his scheduled signings on there.

leopardmickeyears
01-16-2013, 11:41 AM
Oh my lord, I can't believe how much progress is done on the Seven Dwarve's Mine Train!


THE TOWER THE TOWER MY TOWER!!! My thoughts exactly, most perfect-amazing-beautiful-wonderful-magical bathroom EVER

MissManda
01-16-2013, 12:14 PM
Hi there! I'm usually a trip report lurker but wanted to say CONGRATS on starting your DCP soon! I'm can't imagine how overwhelmed with excitement that you must feel right now. Good luck to you!! :yay:

ronnmel
01-16-2013, 12:14 PM
Reading your Splitsville update and how the timing seemed perfect, it got me thinking. What if they pretend there is a long wait, just so you go eat, then when you're done it's magically your turn? :rotfl2: That would be great marketing...

I feel your brother's pain. I spent NYE in Disney in my bed at the resort. I tried to stay up, but I didn't want to push myself too hard and then regret it the following days. :sick:

FancyNancy
01-16-2013, 12:45 PM
Loving the updates! I am really looking forward to checking out the new Fantasyland expansion in a few months. I was there last April and the walls were still up so I am totally living vicariously through you right now. Soooo excited!!!!

Also, when you said "I didn't know I would be PERFORMING" it totally reminded me of Amy Duncan from my DD8 favorite Disney Channel show Good Luck Charlie. The spotlight loves her! LOL

tallen429
01-16-2013, 01:43 PM
Jess, we arrive next Friday (the 25th) and we're there until the 1st so if you get through your training/orientation and know where you will be, make SURE to let me know and I will pop in and say HI!!:wizard:

vyrg
01-16-2013, 01:54 PM
I love your TR !!!

You've been in a standard room ?

tinkgurl
01-16-2013, 02:58 PM
I cannot wait to see the new Fantasyland. I think I'll cry. We are eating at Be Our Guest in May! :woohoo:

Please don't ever stop doing TR's. They really make my day! And I watched your frump video! You girls crack me up!

Disneydude97
01-16-2013, 05:10 PM
We got off and went on It’s a Small World. Preston is scared of that ride so I took tons of pictures and sent them to him. Muahaha I’m an evil girlfriend. (;

http://imageshack.us/a/img35/2955/dsc0547vf.jpg

Preston is scared of Small World? How could ANYONE be scared of that ride? It's cute, it's gentle, and there's nothing scary about it! But, I digress. When I was very young, I was scared of that ride, too.

petals
01-16-2013, 06:42 PM
Luvin the updates. How cool you got picked to be part of the show. I love the bookmark I want one. :)

What is a scrapper pin?

A scrapper pin is a fake or copy of a Disney pin. It looks like the real thing but there's slight differences like the paint is maybe lighter or darker for the hair or something or there's dips in the paint or on the back the Mckey head design might have a border going around the edge or if it says something like limited edition a word might be spelt wrong.

Disneyfreak508
01-16-2013, 08:03 PM
OH M GEE, that is the coolest pool I have ever seen in my life! You are really making me consider deluxe!!
Cape May Cafe looks so delicious!!
Voyage of TLM looks amazing and so colorful!!
Where do you get your disney shirts? So cute
I want to plan another trip ASAP! My mom is very sick right now and it's just not a good time to plan a trip with things being so up in the air...
Go on another trip so I can read another TR, serious best one I have read! ;)

Deluxes are UNBELIEVABLE. You can't go wrong with any of them.
I get my Disney shirts at Target, Forever 21, and WDW mostly. I own more Disney clothes than normal clothes, to be honest. :rotfl:
Aww I hope she gets better soon!
I have completed about 9 trip reports so feel free to read any of them! Most of the links are in my signature!

I was way behind on updates, so hopefully I can remember everything I wanted to comment on!

Splitsville looks & sounds amazing! These were the first pictures I have seen of it, but I've listened to the DIS podcasts about it and it sounds so awesome! I really wish it had been open this past trip we took because with my parents along to watch DS, it would have been so fun for me and DH to do one night. I don't know if DS will be old enough to take along when we go this year, so may have to save it for a future trip.

It was! I didn't even really get to explore it all because it was so crowded. But they have big paintings on the walls and stuff. It's great! Yeah keep it in mind for the future!

Your food pics from Flying Fish had my mouth watering...That potato wrapped snapper looks like heaven on a plate! This is the second TR I've read with a great review of FF, and it is sounding more and more like a place I will need to try!

My Dad was blown away by it... I could just tell!

Love the artwork of Larry Dotson. :goodvibes It is SO HARD to look through his prints and not want one of each! We bought a small one of Cinderella Castle with Tink flying over it on our honeymoon, and on our 2011 trip we bought the 40th Anniversary print of the MK Train Station. They are both hanging in our living room right now! We almost bought his one of the train station with the train parked out front for DS's room since he is crazy about trains right now, but we didn't and I'm regretting it now. Hopefully we can get it on our trip later this year! Sorry for that ramble. :rotfl: We just really adore his work!!

That castle one sounds pretty! I'm glad you are such a fan of his work! I never heard of him before this day but he was really awesome! I hope you get that train one!

WOW The NYE fireworks at MK look absolutely incredible!!! I don't know if I have the patience required to take a trip at that time of year and see them in person, but WOW!

They were AWESOME.

What great pics of the FLE. I can't wait to see that in person either! Although I've ridden Little Mermaid in DL already, I'm really looking forward to seeing the queue! I adore that ride. But you're right, they definitely had a hard time portraying Ariel's hair!! I get what they were going for, but geez, it's bad!! Always loved Eric's castle, so I'm really looking forward to seeing that. The line for lunch at Be Our Guest has me a little freaked out! Hopefully the excitement will have died down some by the time we go in October. I really hope we can get to a meal there, either lunch or dinner!

Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the hair thing! Hopefully by October it'll be better. I'm sure it will be!

The Enchanted Tales with Belle show looks so cute. How fun that you were cast as Mrs. Potts! I've listened to them talk about that on the DIS as well, and didn't get how everyone would be the different characters, but the cutouts make total sense. Very cute idea for a show!

Yeah I didn't know what to expect either! But once I saw it everything made sense!

OMG THAT PIZZA AND RED VELVET at Splitsville LOOK AMAZING!! popcorn::

They were!

you really should start collecting them, we get the smaller ones that are like 5x7 and with the backing fit perfect in a 8x11 frame. somewhere between 20 and 25 bucks over the years when we bought them.

we have 6 already and all of them are signed by him from 3 different trips.

he has even personalized them all 2 of them to our kids with there names on them with there first visit highlighted in his note to them.

so yes i would say you should start buying them when you go down there for your program.:thumbsup2

just check his website he has all of his scheduled signings on there.

Aww that's super nice! Thanks for the tips and sharing about your experience. I really would love to invest in one someday!

Oh my lord, I can't believe how much progress is done on the Seven Dwarve's Mine Train!

THE TOWER THE TOWER MY TOWER!!! My thoughts exactly, most perfect-amazing-beautiful-wonderful-magical bathroom EVER

I know, it's insane!
I love that thing!! :lovestruc

Hi there! I'm usually a trip report lurker but wanted to say CONGRATS on starting your DCP soon! I'm can't imagine how overwhelmed with excitement that you must feel right now. Good luck to you!! :yay:

Thank you so much! I am SUPER excited! Thanks for the support!

Reading your Splitsville update and how the timing seemed perfect, it got me thinking. What if they pretend there is a long wait, just so you go eat, then when you're done it's magically your turn? :rotfl2: That would be great marketing...

I feel your brother's pain. I spent NYE in Disney in my bed at the resort. I tried to stay up, but I didn't want to push myself too hard and then regret it the following days. :sick:

Haha the only thing is that you can also order your food while you're bowling.. so I don't know. :laughing:

That stinks :( But it's smarter to take it slow so you can enjoy the rest of your trip!

Loving the updates! I am really looking forward to checking out the new Fantasyland expansion in a few months. I was there last April and the walls were still up so I am totally living vicariously through you right now. Soooo excited!!!!

Also, when you said "I didn't know I would be PERFORMING" it totally reminded me of Amy Duncan from my DD8 favorite Disney Channel show Good Luck Charlie. The spotlight loves her! LOL

Thank you so much. You'll love it!
Bahaha that's so funny.

Jess, we arrive next Friday (the 25th) and we're there until the 1st so if you get through your training/orientation and know where you will be, make SURE to let me know and I will pop in and say HI!!:wizard:

Will do! Have a great trip!

I love your TR !!!

You've been in a standard room ?

Thank you!
Yes I believe it was a standard water view room.

I cannot wait to see the new Fantasyland. I think I'll cry. We are eating at Be Our Guest in May! :woohoo:

Please don't ever stop doing TR's. They really make my day! And I watched your frump video! You girls crack me up!

You'll love it!
Aww thank you! You're so sweet.

Preston is scared of Small World? How could ANYONE be scared of that ride? It's cute, it's gentle, and there's nothing scary about it! But, I digress. When I was very young, I was scared of that ride, too.

The dolls are a little robotic. It's his only flaw. :laughing: Apparently your younger self understands. :p

Luvin the updates. How cool you got picked to be part of the show. I love the bookmark I want one. :)



A scrapper pin is a fake or copy of a Disney pin. It looks like the real thing but there's slight differences like the paint is maybe lighter or darker for the hair or something or there's dips in the paint or on the back the Mckey head design might have a border going around the edge or if it says something like limited edition a word might be spelt wrong.

It was really fun!

tinkgurl
01-16-2013, 09:30 PM
YOUR COUNTDOWN SAYS ONLY 6 MORE DAYS!!:bitelip::hyper:

merbobear
01-16-2013, 09:52 PM
Just wanted to say that I'm following along! I am behind by several posts so I am just reading right through to catch up :)

We ate breakfast at Cape May Cafe in 2011 and I am excited to go back again at some point. I made an ADR for the CMC dinner for this year and I am kind of wishing that it was for breakfast after seeing your pictures, but alas dh & dd are big seafood fans, so I know they will love it for dinner :)

Disneyfreak508
01-17-2013, 12:22 AM
YOUR COUNTDOWN SAYS ONLY 6 MORE DAYS!!:bitelip::hyper:

NOW IT'S ONLY 5. AND I'M LEAVING IN 3. WHAT IS LIFE.

Just wanted to say that I'm following along! I am behind by several posts so I am just reading right through to catch up :)

We ate breakfast at Cape May Cafe in 2011 and I am excited to go back again at some point. I made an ADR for the CMC dinner for this year and I am kind of wishing that it was for breakfast after seeing your pictures, but alas dh & dd are big seafood fans, so I know they will love it for dinner :)

Awesome! Thank you for being here!

Don't regret the dinner - it's SO good. Ahhh I love both meals at Cape May. It's such a hidden gem of a restaurant!!

tinkgurl
01-17-2013, 06:14 PM
I'm so jealous!

Jenna319
01-17-2013, 07:13 PM
I am going to have to add grand Floridian cafe to my to-do list for our next trip. I AK a huge fan of the pineapple macadamian pancakes at kona so the citrus pancakes would be right up my alley! I just love reading your reports..... I wish you would have looked me up on new years- I would have totally walked over to DHS for EMH! Afte reading your updates, I really need to start planning my next visit. Ive only been home a week and a half and I'm getting depressed with no upcoming disney trip planned!!

WEDWDW
01-17-2013, 07:24 PM
Great update 508!:)

Your TRs provide so much detailed info!:)I did not know that Grand Floridian has a Balloon Drop on NYE and that EACH Country has their own fireworks in WS on NYE!:)

Awesome attention to detail 508-JUST LIKE THE IMAGINEERS!:)

I am SO glad you loved Mermaid!So many Guests are saying it is not "complex" enough-it isn't supposed to be!:)

It is carrying on the tradition of CLASSIC Fantasyland dark rides!:)

You were a great Mrs. FrumPotts!:)

That show is so much fun-I loved getting the Bookmark and the one of a kind Photopass card!:)

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merbobear
01-18-2013, 05:01 AM
Chapter 14: NEW FANTASYLAND (Part 2)
January 1st, 2013

I love all of the little scenes they have set up, too. They're so frumpy but they're a cute detail.

The Dapper Dans were out singing so, of course, I HAD to watch! The second one in from the left was VERY young  it was great to see someone my age singing in a group like that! He was a bass, too! He must sound really incredible on his own to get that job! They were wonderful as usual.
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I have never been on the Liberty Belle either! I am hoping that it's not being refurbed when we go this year, the past 2 years it has been closed every day of our vacation! Not that it's the biggest draw to the parks, but it looks like a nice ride :)

& I got to see the Dapper Dans this past year and they are AMAZING. So entertaining and so talented. I love all of the streetmosphere going on in WDW, it is part of what sets it so far apart from other "theme parks" (using the term loosely, since most have hardly any theming!).

JessM
01-18-2013, 11:08 AM
I'm loving this TR! It sounds like you had a fabulous time and a good last trip before becoming a CM!

I also love love love the Yacht Club! Unfortunately it hasn't been in the budget for a few years but I think we are going to try renting points for the BWV next December so I'm at least closer to my goal!

I'm jazzed for your to start your CP! Its the one thing I truly regret doing and I'm sure you are going to have the time of your life!

PS I also hope Preston gets to come visit you while you are there for your CP. I went for the first time with my DBF in Dec and it was truly magical, I hope you get a trip with him soon!

Disneyfreak508
01-18-2013, 11:38 AM
I'm so jealous!

Thanks!

I am going to have to add grand Floridian cafe to my to-do list for our next trip. I AK a huge fan of the pineapple macadamian pancakes at kona so the citrus pancakes would be right up my alley! I just love reading your reports..... I wish you would have looked me up on new years- I would have totally walked over to DHS for EMH! Afte reading your updates, I really need to start planning my next visit. Ive only been home a week and a half and I'm getting depressed with no upcoming disney trip planned!!

Yes you would LOVE the Citrus pancakes then! They're SO good! Oh I know that feeling - I always need to have a trip planned or I go crazy!

Great update 508!:)

Your TRs provide so much detailed info!:)I did not know that Grand Floridian has a Balloon Drop on NYE and that EACH Country has their own fireworks in WS on NYE!:)

Awesome attention to detail 508-JUST LIKE THE IMAGINEERS!:)

I am SO glad you loved Mermaid!So many Guests are saying it is not "complex" enough-it isn't supposed to be!:)

It is carrying on the tradition of CLASSIC Fantasyland dark rides!:)

You were a great Mrs. FrumPotts!:)

That show is so much fun-I loved getting the Bookmark and the one of a kind Photopass card!:)

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Thank you! I'm glad they're helpful.
No I think the Little Mermaid ride is perfect! I don't know how a dark ride is supposed to be complex. It's simple but it's carrying on the tradition of Fantasyland dark rides.
Thanks! It was a great experience!

I have never been on the Liberty Belle either! I am hoping that it's not being refurbed when we go this year, the past 2 years it has been closed every day of our vacation! Not that it's the biggest draw to the parks, but it looks like a nice ride :)

& I got to see the Dapper Dans this past year and they are AMAZING. So entertaining and so talented. I love all of the streetmosphere going on in WDW, it is part of what sets it so far apart from other "theme parks" (using the term loosely, since most have hardly any theming!).

Hopefully it'll be open for you!
Aren't they great? I love them too!

I'm loving this TR! It sounds like you had a fabulous time and a good last trip before becoming a CM!

I also love love love the Yacht Club! Unfortunately it hasn't been in the budget for a few years but I think we are going to try renting points for the BWV next December so I'm at least closer to my goal!

I'm jazzed for your to start your CP! Its the one thing I truly regret doing and I'm sure you are going to have the time of your life!

PS I also hope Preston gets to come visit you while you are there for your CP. I went for the first time with my DBF in Dec and it was truly magical, I hope you get a trip with him soon!

Thank you so much! I really did!
The BWV are awesome!! That's a great alternative!
Thank you! Only 2 days until I leave!!!!!!
He is supposed to come down in March over spring break :) We don't have his flights booked yet but we are working on it! I'm looking forward to it more than anything!!! :upsidedow

Disneyfreak508
01-18-2013, 11:39 AM
Chapter 16: MY NEW HIGH SCORE!
January 2nd, 2013

Alright everyone! I'm leaving for Florida in 2 DAYS! On Sunday, my friend Mark and I are moving to FLORIDA!!!! So I here are a bunch more updates. I will post the last one tomorrow along with the information for my DCP report! So stay tuned and enjoy the rest of the story! (:

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This morning I woke up at 7:40 am. Mom, Dad, and I drove to Hollywood Studios and grabbed fastpasses for TOY STORY MANIA! I got the passes at 9:14 am and they were already for 1:20-2:20 pm! The park opened at 9 am but they always let people in early during the holidays. The crowds still had not died down yet!

While I got the fastpasses, Mom and Dad got coffee from Starring Rolls. I met back up with them and then we headed out of the park!

We drove over to the Polynesian for our breakfast at Kona! This has become a family favorite and MUST-DO, if you all havent noticed already!

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Mom and Dad both ordered the Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes. You can NOT go wrong with those. They blow me away every time. They just taste so good! Dad was so happy to be reunited with his favorite pancakes! (Although the Citrus Pancakes from Grand Floridian Cafe have proved themselves to be quite the competition...)

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I ended up getting Tonga Toast since they both got my other option. It was REALLY delicious. Tonga Toast and the strawberry compote is such a magical combination. I love it so much.

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After we finished up eating, we left and went to Walgreens. We had to get Jonathan some Mucinex, tissues, chapstick, and other things to get that boy better! He missed out on the whole trip, poor thing.

We got back to the Yacht Club and I went down to Stormalong Bay. I laid out for about an hour and a half. It was really nice out again, but it was cloudier than the other day. Which isnt a bad thing because I KEPT SEEING MICKEY SHAPES IN THE CLOUDS. I swear, Disney is the most incredibly magical place in the world. I couldnt even believe it. If that isn't a sign for a Disney-filled future, I don't know what it is.

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After laying out for a bit, I went upstairs and took a quick shower. I got changed and then it was time to use up the TOY STORY MANIA FASTPASSES!!!

No one wanted to go with me, (I was shocked at those people) so I ended up walking over to Hollywood Studios by myself. I was not mad. It was another one of those spiritually enhancing moments where I was on a solo trip and I just felt happy and free. AHH life was so good.

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I FOUND MY FIRST SURVEY MARKER! I forgot what the significance of those things were... but I know they're fun to find. I'm glad I finally noticed one! It was on my walk near the Boardwalk to DHS!

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Here is the view behind me:

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And where I was heading:

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HELLOOOOO, HOLLYWOOD!

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I arrived at the park and fought my way through the crowds. I arrived to Pixar Place and only had about half an hour to use up 3 Toy Story Mania FPs. The crowds were super heavy&. WAS I ABLE TO DO IT?

Well ask yourself. Am I a frump or am I a frump??? IT WAS GO TIME.

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I got in line for my first ride. There was a little family of four behind me and I could hear the Mom talking to the kids. She was like weve all had a great time in Disney, right? and the kids were like yeah! So then she was like Mommy and Daddy are going to take us back to Disney, right? and they were like yeah!! And then she proceeded to say, well, were not going to have time to go on this ride today. We will have to do it next time. THEY HAD TO LEAVE TO GO TO THE AIRPORT. The little girl just started BAWLING. It absolutely broke my heart I wanted to cry with her! Leaving Disney is the absolute worst. Ive had my fair share of cries over the years.

So the family left, I handed in my fastpasses, and rode the ride. I only got a 169,000 and I was very disappointed with myself. My Toy Story arm was HURTIN.

Then I went on again and some random guy sat with me. That added some competition to the game. During the practice round our vehicle wasnt catching on the track. It was so weird! Thankfully it fixed itself, but that was super weird!

I ended up getting 201,500 on that next round which was MUCH better!! (and I kicked that guy's butt!)

When I got off of the ride it was 2:26 pm. My fastpass time ended at 2:20 pm, but I thought I would try to get on again anyway! The cast member looked at it and was hesitant to let me in, but I was like isnt it okay to come within 10 minutes? And she was like eh okay go ahead. YEAH YEAH!

Good thing she let me in too because this was a MONUMENTAL GAME.

The cast member at the loading dock was like you must really like this ride, you just keep coming back! Hahaha I LOVE when the Toy Story Mania CMs recognize me. Its like my favorite thing.

I was in Row 5, I had a yellow shooter, (aka the left) and the game began. I WAS READY TO GO.

I dont know what it was but I was ROCKING that game. I was just getting all of the targets I had to get. I was on FIRE!!

I knew I was going to break 200,000 at the rate I was going, but by how much!?

So what was the final score?

255,200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I was so incredibly excited!! It was sad because I was by myself and I didnt have anyone to celebrate with& so I had a little ME PARTY! WOOHOO!!!

I posted on twitter:
I'm probably the only person in this entire park who got to go on Toy Story Mania 3 times in a row today. Waking up early is worth it.

I escaped the crowd and grabbed a TOT fastpass, which I actually never got to use.

While walking up Sunset Boulevard I found a D Ticket pin, which was the last one of my set! I was SUPER excited! It was a very productive little trip to Hollywood Studios on this lovely day.

I left the park and went back to the Yacht Club. I could just stare at this view all day:

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See why I'm in love with this place?

I went to the gift shop and traded for some pins, and then I went back up to the room. My family was watching Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends. Talk about LAZY. I caught up on my trip journal and laid on my beautiful couch bed.

Pin update:

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Dad said he was going to go down to the Ship Shape Health Club to work out, so on a whim I decided to join him. Crazy right!?

I went on the treadmill and did some abs/leg workout - Aka my typical princess routine. It actually felt really good! You would think my energy would be drained from going to the parks but I had a lot of energy from all of that sugar I had been consuming!

We went back to the room, I showered, (for the THIRD time that day. THAT IS UNHEARD OF!!!) and then we left for dinner!

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Disneyfreak508
01-18-2013, 11:42 AM
Chapter 17: Via Napoli and Fantasmic!
January 2nd, 2013

We walked to Epcot and through the World Showcase. It felt SUPER dark out that day. I never realize how low lit the World Showcase is. I couldnt see where I was going!

Via Napoli was our restaurant of choice this night another family favorite! We were seated quickly and our table was on the right side of the restaurant in a little corner. It was right near where Nat and I sat two summers ago!

I posted on twitter:
They were playing "An Evening in Roma" in Via Napoli and it reminded me of the Lizzie McGuire movie.

This place is just too good.

Our waitress name was Frederica. She was very nice but I couldnt hear her over the noise at all.

We started off our meal with some delicious bread an olive oil. Ah I love being Italian.

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Mom got a salad which she LOVED. She's obsessed with the salads at Via Napoli.

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Dad and I split the spaghetti and meatballs because we were really in the mood for that. It was so good. The sauce is REALLY fresh.

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Not to mention, the most attractive waiter in the whole restaurant made a solitary trip to our table to deliver my spaghetti and definitely looked back and checked me out as he was leaving. LOL

Then we all split a huge pepperoni pizza. The pepperoni at Via Napoli is SO GOOD. It's like... real. And the dough is thin but fluffy. I love it. Some of the ends were burnt but the majority of the pizza was great. I WISH I COULD EAT THAT PIZZA EVERY DAY.

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Then for dessert Mom and I both got pistachio gelato. YUM. It was so cool, refreshing, and had a great flavor!

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Dad and Jon left right after we ate our pizza and went back to the room. Mom and I finished up, went back to the room to get the keys, and drove over to Hollywood Studios!

We found a spot in the Stage parking lot and went inside. We met up with my friend Miranda (you probably remember her from the October trip!) and her Mom right by Hollywood Scoops! They had gotten ice cream and they were talking to Miranda's friend from the other night who thought I could be a princess. :worship:

We said our hellos and went in to get seats for Fantasmic's 10 o'clock show! We ended up finding an AWESOME spot right in the front row. It was lovely! I have a talent for finding great seats at Fantasmic, I have to say.

Mom and Miranda's Mom instantly became best friends and chatted all about our CP's and their daughters leaving them. They had a lot to bond over!

The show began at 10 and it was FANTASTICALLY FANTASMIC! Obviously. At first the wind was blowing at us so all of the mist was getting us all wet! Thankfully it got better as the show went on.

PRINCESS PARTY!

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It was really great as usual and I was dancing along with the whole thing! I just enjoyed every second. I just have such a great appreciation for this show lately and I don't know why.

LET'S JUST ADMIRE THE FINALE BOAT OF PERFECTION. (Minus Rapunzel and Flynn. Like, why aren't they on there yet!?)

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You know... I could TOTALLY be Meg. It really is a shame that she only exists in Fantasmic.

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I posted on twitter:
IM SO IN LOVE, IM SO IN LOVE, IM SO IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! ddddd #fantasmic

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FAVORITE COUPLES:

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YAY FIREWORKS!

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"Some imagination, huh?"

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"Hu-huh!" (Mickey laugh)

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APPLAUSE.

We lingered around once it ended and then started heading out of the park. But first we stopped at looked in the stores! It was Miranda's last night with her CM pass from her DCP. So she wanted to use that 40% holiday discount!

She got her friend a Christmas gift and I got Christmas gifts, too! I bought Vickie a Minnie Mouse tank top, some earrings for Nat, and some Mickey socks for myself!

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After we finished shopping, it was time to leave. We chatted all the way out of the park and said our goodbyes. I had so much fun! However, the first thing we realized once we left was that we forgot to take a picture!! Darn it. Disney regrets.

We drive back to the Yacht Club and actually got back before 12! It was an early night! I was sound asleep before 1 am.

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Disneyfreak508
01-18-2013, 11:44 AM
Chapter 18: Last Day Activities
January 3rd, 2013

It was our last full day. ALREADY. Time just flies at Disney.

I posted on twitter:
How is it already my last full day?! This vacation has been so wonderful and I'm coming back in only 19 DAYS!!!! #yaylife

I got up at 8:30 am and impulsively decided to go to Animal Kingdom with Mom. We drove there and it was CROWDED. Yuck.

We took the tram to the park and entered. I went ahead to go ride Everest.

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Mom went to get a chai tea latte while she waited. Thats like& her favorite part about Animal Kingdom.

I hopped in the 10 minute single rider line. (vs. the 45 minute standby line. Ew.) I was in the middle of the train sitting next to a little boy. His Mom and little brother were sitting in front of us. The Mom was really nice and she chatted with me!

YETI TIME was fantastic as usual. I had a blast!

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I met up with Mom and we started heading towards DinoLand. On our way, a CM was standing outside of the Winnie the Pooh Meet and Greet and told us that there was no line! So we decided to go meet some of our favorite friends!

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Notice how I am just cuddling with all of them. I LOVE TO CUDDLE AND THEY'RE SO SOFT AND CUTE.

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Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

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What a nice little treat!

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Then we went over to Dinosaur. The line said 20 minutes but it was definitely only 10 or 15. There was this HUGE group of foreigners (similar to Brazilian tour groups minus the matching t-shirts and the flag) and they were SO loud and their kids were running everywhere. UGH the crowds were so annoying.

We got on the ride and I got to sit in the scary front row seat closest to the dinosaur. I roared right back at him. IM NOT SCARED!

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After that we left Animal Kingdom. We were going to go to Magic Kingdom and try to get into Be Our Guest for lunch, but my friend texted me and told me that the line to get in was 2.5 hours long. Soooo no.

Instead we decided to go to Beaches and Cream again! You cant go wrong with that choice. We got a table and Dad and Jon joined us about 5-10 minutes later.

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I posted on twitter:
I'm destined to be in love with the Beach Club. They play 50's/Beach Boys music all the time. #perfect

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I started off with a strawberry milkshake and it was literally perfect. YUMMY BREAKFAST. Jon got a chocolate milkshake and Dad also got a strawberry one.

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For my meal I got a regular grilled cheese and onion rings. SO MUCH YUM.

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Mom got the veggie sandwich again with onion rings. She ordered this sandwich twice in one trip so clearly she enjoyed it.

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Dad got the burger and fries again. He said that Beaches and Cream had really good burgers and he was really looking forward it all morning.

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Jonathan also got the regular grilled cheese and the tomato bisque. I had some bisque and it was really good! It had a kick to it.

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Once we finished our meal, we went to the arcade and played for a while. We played ski-ball, basketball, and a bunch of other games. I also went over to the Beach Club and did a little pin trading.

Then we decided to go to Stormalong Bay! It was our last day so we just had to!!

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We found spots by the sand area. Jon and I went down the slide and it was AWESOME. Its really huge! The slide starts over across the sidewalk in the giant pirate ship and then it shoots you really fast all the way to the pool! I loved it.

We went in the hot tub to warm up after going down the slide. It was a little chillier that day because it was cloudy. We only laid out for a little bit and then Mom and I headed back up to the room. Dad and Jonathan stayed down there and played some pool.

This is probably one of my favorite things about the Yacht Club right here. During they day they had this water in the lobby and it was THE BEST WATER EVER. There was lemon and limes in it and it was always freezing cold. I can't even tell you how many cups I got. It was really refreshing AND I MISS IT SO!!!!

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Housekeeping was cleaning our room when we got there so Mom and I went out on the porch and wrote in our journals. When they were finished, I went inside and took a shower.

Mom found some trivia game on her iPhone and was entertained while I was getting ready. Dad brought my car to get vacuumed and got me new windshield wipers. He is such a wonderful person. THANKS DAD! Brooke is gonna be all set for her Disney adventure!

Once I was done getting ready, Mom, Jon, and I started walking over to Hollywood Studios.

Good thing I took this picture because the next day the poinsettias were GONE!

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We had a little YaCHt Club photoshoot on the way.

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WHY IS THE YACHT CLUB SO PRETTY!?

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We finally made it to Hollywood! Woohoo!

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I'm obsessed with this picture. I love the colors and the balloons and LKSDHFLDJAHFLAJDFHASDF I CAN'T WAIT TO LIVE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Disneyfreak508
01-18-2013, 11:47 AM
Chapter 19: Dinner at Ohana with the Cousins!
January 3rd, 2013

Let's go!

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We went right to the Great Movie Ride! I had been craving it so much because I listen to the soundtrack CONSTANTLY at home. I needed to ride! It had about a 25 minute wait but I didn't care.

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We got to sit in the front row and I was right next to the driver! I always get stuck in the back so I was super excited. We got the gangster and unfortunately he was not very good at all. Our main guy was alright. I pretty much spent the entire ride obsessing over the fact that I think Preston would be PERFECT for this job. He would have way too much fun with it. He has both of the accents down for the cowboy and the gangster and he would be a great tour guide because he "loves the movies!" GAHH.

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Afterwards we went to see the Osborne Spectacle of Lights. Mom didn’t make it over there the other day so we needed to make sure she saw them before we left!

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We got to watch the lights dance! They was super pretty.

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It was REALLY crowded and cold though so we didn’t stay long. We had to go to dinner!

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Bye Osborne Lights!

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We caught the bus to the Polynesian! We were getting VERY close to our ADR time but we made it, thank goodness!

I went upstairs to check in for our 7:10 pm reservation at 7:07 pm. They said the wait would be about 20-30 minutes from the reservation time.

We were called 37 minutes later. But it was worth it.

I posted on twitter:
FEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEE

We were seated at a smaller 4-person table this time (as opposed to a huge round table) which we really liked. Our waiter was WONDERFUL. His name escapes me but it started with an M. He had such a relaxed voice – perfect for the Hawaiian setting! The two people helping him were great, too! My Dad had a fun time joking with them being like “hey cuz!” Our waiter told us, “I can see you have a fun Daddy.” He’s somethin’ alright! hahaha

They started us off with the bread that is so good that you don’t even need butter.

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The salad was next and the dressing was delicious! As well as the dipping sauces... but I can never remember which one is which.

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Then the fantastic chicken wings and pot stickers came out. I could make an entire meal out of those.

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The YUMMY NOODLES were next. Those were so good. I definitely ate WAY too many. They’re my favorite. I couldn't resist!

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Then the meat started coming to the table! The best tonight was definitely the steak. It was VERY flavorful.

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Then they brought us the YUMMY SHRIMP, the chicken, and the pork. They were all hot, fresh, and delicious!

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I was anticipating dessert like there was no tomorrow. FINALLY the beautiful bread pudding arrived!

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Dad said that he didn’t remember it being that good!! AHH it just tasted PERFECT! We ate the entire thing and we still wanted more!

So we ordered a 2nd one! While we were waiting for it to come to the table, Wishes started out the window! HOW MAGICAL.

I posted on twitter:
I CAN SEE WISHES OUT THE WINDOW OMG IM GONNA CRY

We got the 2nd dessert and ate the whole thing AGAIN. Ask me how... I don’t know.

It was definitely a little excessive and I was borderline nauseous by the end but I mean… it was WORTH IT!

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We said goodbye and thanked our cousins! They really made the experience so pleasant! It was the perfect meal to go to on our last night!

I posted on twitter:
Well now I'm done eating for the next week.

I lied about that one. But who's surprised?

We waddled out of there and went to our car. We drove it back to the Yacht Club and went up to our room. I had to put my fat clothes on because I felt like I was EXPLODING.

I posted on twitter:
I've been sitting here for the past 20 minutes just staring at all of my pins. #addicted

But that's probably because I cannot physically move due to Ohana. #fatclothes #SOFAT

Here's my pin intake for the day:

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I literally laid down and went to sleep at 10:30 pm. I haven’t fallen asleep that early in months! Oh Ohana, you do crazy things to me.

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CrissyR
01-18-2013, 11:55 AM
We were at the Beach club from jan 2-10! And I am guessing just by the football wear you're a fellow WNY'er ;) Beach Club is definitely my family's new favorite resort. I sure wish I didn't see your Yachtsman pictures though, we cancelled that reservation and I really regret it.

DisneyOBSESSEDMommy
01-18-2013, 12:19 PM
I'm so glad I've found your TR!! I think I've now caught up on all 9! You and Kristen are soooo awesome and I'm soooo envious ;)

ronnmel
01-18-2013, 12:23 PM
We went to all the same places on January 2nd, just at different times of the day! We started our day at Epcot, went to Stormalong Bay in the afternoon, were around the Fantasmic area eating dinner around 8pm, then finished our evening watching the Osborne Lights. :)

You made a good decision not going to MK on the 3rd. It was MADNESS!!! So packed we could barely move.

Seems like we were finally (almost) in the same place at the same time that evening. We had dinner at Kona. If you heard a baby cry while you were waiting for your Ohana ADR, that was probably mine. ;) I can't believe I was so close to the famous Jess. :goodvibes:

DisneyOBSESSEDMommy
01-18-2013, 12:41 PM
Sorry I'm a newbie :) I'm at home, snowed in, no power and my ipad was about to die so it wouldn't send my original response :( . Anyways I've become Disney obsessed and I'm so glad I've found DIS boards and your TR!! I had been 3 times as a child and decided to take my children for the first time in Jan '11 and absolutely fell in love and became obsessed!! DD was 20 months & DS was almost 5....it was the most magical trip ever!!

I loved it so much my mom & I went back in November for a girls weekend and my cousin and her daughter went with us ....it was their first trip to Disney EVER!! It was so much
fun, we were only there for 2 1/2 days but we hit all 4 parks and DTD and hit all the must-dos! My cousin (Jess too :)) Fell in love as well so her mom wanted to take her back for her 21st birthday which was Jan. so I started planning our 3rd trip back for New Years :)!! I think you and I overlapped at least once during our vacation LOL!

We stayed at AoA this time! It was soooo perfect for our group (14 total....) my children absolutely loved it and headed to Epcot for dinner at Garden Grill and Candlelight Processional ( I thought I read in a prev report that you had reservations but I didn't see anything about it in your trip report....

Spent NYE in DHS which was fab! I wanted to see all the Christmas stuff (resort decor, fantasy in the sky) but it just didn't work out :(.....this just means I will need another trip back again for Christmas....

I think the biggest thing I've learned from your TR is that I need to slow down and enjoy all of Disney. We get caught up in the shows, parades, characters and rides that I miss a lot of the beauty and charm and apparently Fabulous little snack shops!!!

I almost commented in one if your reports last night but it was from 2011 I think but Kristen made a comment about y'all eating more at Disney and I thought how is this even possible y'all eat all the time!!!! And I love it and all the pics & reviews !!!!! I'm making a list of this to do and see and eat for by next trip which I'm hoping will be for Halloween!!! I absolutely loved your Halloween TR! You have got to be the luckiest girl in the world!!

I can't wait to read more!!! Sorry for my lengthy comment ....I'm just so excited to learn of others who share my passion!!

LifeIsDis
01-18-2013, 01:00 PM
SOOOO close!!!! I can't WAIT to hear about your DCP. When the day comes that I can finally do it, I am going to be the happiest person alive. You are going to be there until August 9th, right?

I swear I see Mickey clouds all the time too, and not just in Disney. It must be a Disney freak thing, I don’t know.

I LOVE finding survey markers. It is so much fun!

Oh my god, I feel so bad for that little girl at TSM. I could be crying too if I had to leave right then!

The pizza at Via Napoli is heaven on earth. I don’t think it can get any better than that.

Seriously, WHY AREN’T EUGENE AND RAPUNZEL IN FANTASMIC?! I don’t understand.

The Pooh characters are so cuddly. I just love them (:

Your face on Dinosaur :laughing:

FOOOOOOD. OHANA. NOMS.

I love staring at all of my pins in my huge binder. Seriously, I sit there for like a half hour and flip through the pages. I JUST LOVE DISNEY PINS… I really do since I just did a math project on them…

Marsheliz
01-18-2013, 01:12 PM
LOVE IT! Love how you notice all the small details!

I have never seen Fantasmic or the Osbourne Lights, Isn't that horrific? It looks wonderful! Definitely have to plan that in the future.

I too, love the Great Movie Ride!

How lucky you are to be going in two days! :)))) Just a tad jealous

FancyNancy
01-18-2013, 01:53 PM
I can't believe you are leaving for the dcp so soon! I also can't wait to read about all the fun you will surely have!

Peace Mickey Lovers
01-18-2013, 02:39 PM
I so enjoy your reports they are awsome. I wish you safe travels and a wonderful successful experience in the college program. All the best for you! Enjoy it and remember what your dad told you take it one day at a time and enjoy the experience.
I cant wait to read all about it.
All the best
Lisa

FauntleroyFAN07
01-18-2013, 03:46 PM
survey markers are used when they are surveying....does that explain it enough?

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just teasing, but seriously, those markers are where they can start using there surveying equipment and based on that particular marker, it is associated with an exact point and has a certain elevation above sea level to it, that they then use to dial in there survey equipment...that is then what they use for projects to figure out current elevations of things around there or to determine what elevation new installations should be built at.

hope that helps i tried to explain it as simple as possible but if i confused you then a quick google search will make it a little more clear possibly.

disneyshakeygirl
01-18-2013, 04:10 PM
I love how basically Aladdin's looking right at you in Fantasmic.

What are you most looking forward to for your DCP?

wdwgirl03
01-18-2013, 04:39 PM
More great updates Jess. :)

WOW, that spaghetti and meatballs looks so good! I've been to Via Napoli twice and have gotten pizza both times. I guess I'll have to go back and get the spaghetti. It seems to get good reviews!

Ooh, those socks you got are super cute! I want them. LOL.

YAY for moving to FL so soon. My sister had Traditions today! Do you know which apartment complex you want to live in? Can't wait to hear about your experiences during the DCP!

__disneygirl
01-18-2013, 05:20 PM
They were letting people in early in October too. Growl. Why must I get up even earlier, Disney? GAH.

That cloud. That is freaking scary. Like... how can it be such a perfect Mickey shape? I don't even know.

Ugh, you're going to pulverize me when we do TSM together. If I got 255,200 I would die right there. Like... LIFE COMPLETE, AND I'M OUT.

Rapunzel and Eugene need their OWN FLOAT!!! And they can play I See The Light as it floats by. COME ON DISNEY.

Meg actually greets at World Showcase but it's extremely rare, like 3 times A YEAR. I don't know why they won't bring her out more!

Oh man... If I had 40% off in the parks there would be no point of even issuing me a paycheck. It would just go straight back into Disney hahaha.

"It was definitely a little excessive and I was borderline nauseous by the end but I mean… it was WORTH IT!" haha soooooo true.

I can't believe this TR is already almost over! Fastest TR ever. Soon you'll have a whole epic adventure to write about!

merbobear
01-18-2013, 05:30 PM
Ahh I just finished up the Mrs Potts post and was all sad-face because the updates were done, but then I refreshed your chapter list and there are 4 new ones! Woo!
Also 4 days until your CP begins! I mean, not that you need me to tell you that. But I'm over here all excited for you!

sue_88
01-18-2013, 07:20 PM
wow, i am just happy for you.... heading off to Disney on Sunday!! That must be a fantastic feeling. i hope that your experiences all live up to your expectations in every way.

i would really love to go on a Disney vacation with the knowledge that i will be going back in only a few weeks or days. that would be the most relaxing vacation since it would not have the same level of sadness at the end.

you must be the most well rounded Disney goer. you have tried so many resorts and sampled so much of the food. and you have gone to the parks at every different time of year and you have friends who work there. and you get recognized by your Dis readers. and you are obviously a toy story mania genius and champion!
It did look like you actually had a DEER to show your level of accuracy on your TSM result. Awesome yet Frumpy!!

If you have time to share your DCP experiences i will be so excited to hear about every detail you care to share. i hope you still take lots of photos too. i am quite curious to know what all the concierge job will include. im pretty sure it will include vats of pixie dust.

looking forward to the conclusion of this report and the start of the next.

Have a great trip to Florida and may all your Disney Dreams come true!!

clynngibson
01-18-2013, 08:37 PM
K It's official. If I ever get to go to Disney again, Ohana is my first stop!

pirateprincess1976
01-18-2013, 09:31 PM
Loving all the updates. The new fantasyland looks amazing. I'm so excited to see it. I got to be a test audience for Enchanted Tales with Belle when I was there in September and it was fantastic, loved all the details like the picture of belle and her mother and seeing the kids acting out parts was precious. Good luck with the CP, can't wait to hear your adventures with that. What an unbelievable experience. I'll have to keep an eye out for you when I am there in February :)

RachelNinja
01-19-2013, 12:05 AM
Fantasmic is the greatest! I haven't uploaded it yet, but during my last trip, Pinocchio was so excited on the finale showboat and literally JUMPING while doing the dance moves! I watch it when I need to laugh. It's the greatest thing EVER! And you seriously would make an awesome Megara (on top of Belle!). I like when the character acts really sassy even when she's doing the same moves with the streamer as all the others.

It was that pic of onion rings that made me have to try making some at home! If I worked at WDW, I know I'd get so large, haha. I hope you keep taking plenty of food pics during your DCP!

sue_88
01-19-2013, 12:20 PM
i bet you are busy today Princess Jess!

WooPigSooieGirl
01-19-2013, 02:42 PM
Jess, Good luck on your move and new job. I know you will have a blast! I hope to get into the CP when I'm older. It would be my dream job to work in the AKL. Maybe when my family comes down in march we will bump into each other. If you see some 11 year old kid making a wired deer face at you it will probably be me. Can't wait to hear about your CP adventures.

tinkgurl
01-19-2013, 05:38 PM
Good luck tomorrow! :yay:

Nermel9
01-19-2013, 06:38 PM
Great updates! :cool1: I love Kona for breakfast! I love that you guys went into DHS first, just to get TSM FP's too, that's dedication! :banana:

I really, really love your Yacht Club pictures! :lovestruc You know what's weird, a few years ago, I didn't like the Yacht Club, I thought it was too masculine. But now I love it, that and the Poly are my two top dream resorts right now, maybe the YC a little more, because it's so close to Epcot, and Epcot is basically my home! :worship:

Yum, Via Napoli! I'll be eating there in 4 weeks, I can't wait! I love the pizza there, it's ridiculously good!

Fantasmic is so cute, it's not something I need to see on every trip, like Illuminations or Wishes, but once in a while, it's fun! We usually have pretty good luck just walking in and finding awesome seats too, I don't think I'd ever wait in line for hours to see that show!

OMG OHANA!!! :worship: Another place I'll be eating in 4 weeks, and your pictures just made me SO excited to go there again, I love that place! I'd go for the bread pudding alone!

Can't believe your DCP starts so soon and you are leaving tomorrow! I hope you have an AMAZING time! :goodvibes

chica622
01-19-2013, 07:16 PM
In again! Your trip reports are so much fun to read. Can't wait to hear all about your DCP experience too!

petals
01-19-2013, 09:08 PM
Via Napoli has many fine sights :rotfl:

I love all the updates and the pics of the pins you got.

Good luck on the DCP. Can't wait to hear all about it.

tinawv
01-20-2013, 12:50 AM
We just got back from WDW January 16, and I am already home sick. Really enjoying your trip report, and can't wait too read more. :)

Jenna319
01-20-2013, 09:07 AM
Have a great trip down to Florida!!!!!! So jealous and so excited for you!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Disneyfreak508
01-20-2013, 10:46 AM
Chapter 20: Spending Our Last Moments at Epcot
January 4th, 2013

I woke up at 8:30 am and was so sad I had to leave that day. Thankfully I would be back VERY soon... but I would miss my family. And the YaCHt Club. I got ready and packed up all of my stuff.

All week the under armor football team was staying at our resort, and today was the day of their big game! It was just so funny because you could totally pick out the big football players as opposed to all of the other guests. I couldn't believe they were in high school - they looked like grown men! On this day all of their families, coaches, and recruiters were coming out. It was a big deal!

I posted on twitter:
The under armor games football team is taking over the yacht club.

Now this... this was one of my favorite moments of the trip right here.

Mom and I went to Beach Club Marketplace and it was really cold out. So we walked in that little indoor pathway by Yachtsman Steakhouse to stay warm.

We saw a Cast Member training 3 CP’s for Concierge. He said hello to us and asked what I was celebrating when he saw my button. I told him that I was celebrating my upcoming college program! He got all excited! He asked what role, what resort, and just was so happy for me!

He then proceeded to go on and on spewing out my EXACT life plan. He said “Disney likes to take their CM's from the bottom up. So you’ll probably do your CP, a second CP, a Professional internship, become a manager, and eventually be a VP of one of the divisions.” I literally said to him, “how did you know!?” I took it as a sign because the way it happened was just too crazy. Like my Mom says, God must've planned that one! I am about to embark on an incredible journey!

I posted on twitter:
So a manager just perfectly explained to me my life plan w/ the Disney company starting with the CP & working my way up #doingtherightthing

And he didn't even know me. I'm taking it as a sign. #Newbeginnings

I'm leaving today but I just know that this is the start of something wonderful (: #SOexcited #18days

I traded some pins, we got some breakfast, (I just got a little thing of Rice Krispies) and then we went back to the room to finish packing.

We went downstairs, checked in for our flights, and checked our bags right at the resort. BEST CONVENIENCE EVER.

Then we went back up to the room, got our carry on luggage, and brought it to the car. From there we went over to Epcot! Dad and I went straight to Test Track to get more fastpasses. Mom and Jon went to The Land and would meet us there.

Test Track was absolutely MOBBED. It was awful. I waited in a very long line just to get fastpasses. They were for 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm which would thankfully work for us.

We went to The Land so we could go to Sunshine Season’s for lunch! I was still SUPER full from Ohana but I figured I needed to eat.

I posted on twitter:
I can't handle anything more than a kids meal right now. #ohanahangover

Jon and I both got Kid’s Mac and Cheese. It was SUPER good and it was such a perfect portion. You get the mac and cheese, 2 sides, and a little bottle of water for like $6. It’s a really good deal.

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Jon also got Asian Chicken, Mom got a salad, and Dad got some chicken. But did they take food pictures? NO. Have I taught them nothing!?! :rolleyes:

Even though I was SO full I still had to get Strawberry Shortcake. I can’t resist that stuff!! It's just so cold, the strawberries are so fresh, and the frosting is so fluffy!

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Epcot was SO CROWDED but the line for Living with the Land was only about 10-15 minutes. So we hopped in line! At least that was relaxing and enjoyable.

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Look at the little shrimp around the hidden mickey!

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Then we went on Figment! Always a classic.

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World Showcase was next. We walked to the UK, but then Jon and I decided we wanted to go on Gran Fiesta Tour. So we backtracked to Mexico! It had the longest line I have ever seen for this attraction.

I posted on twitter:
Welp. I know every word to the three caballeros song on the gran fiesta tour. #notmad

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Then we went back to Canada and met up with Mom and Dad. They saved us seats so we could watch Off Kilter! Random, I know. But like… WHY HAVE I NOT WATCHED THEM BEFORE!?

I posted on twitter:
Watching Off Kilter in the misty and cool wether. Yup, just like the real Canada!

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Dad LOVES watching the bands in the World Showcase. That's literally all he wanted to do this day. But I mean... they were really good! I’m so glad I finally had a chance to watch their show! That has to be such a great gig for them. They played the song “Danny Boy” which I sang in chorus my junior year of high school! I was so happy.

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Little side story – apparently when Preston was younger, he found this random burned CD in his yard so he took it inside and listened to it. It was of this band called “Off Kilter” and he really liked them, but could never find anything about them. So when he went to Disney during his senior year of high school, he was at Epcot and he realized that Off Kilter performed in Disney.

I swear, this kid and I were meant to be together. Too weird. :lmao:

So anyways… around 3 pm we went to use our Test Track FP’s. The line was still INSANE and it took about 20 minutes for us to get on the ride. Not terrible, but ya know.

It was a good ride and a great way to start and end the trip!

We walked out after that and went back to the Yacht Club. It was so cold and misty as we left the most wonderful place on earth.

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Bye, bye Yacht Club. :sad1:

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I posted on twitter:
The Yacht Club and I are now going to have to be in a long distance relationship. I will miss you, beautiful.

We hopped in Brooke and drove to the airport. We parked her at the airport in long term parking so I could get her when I come down for my DCP!

We went in the airport, got some Quiznos for dinner, and went through security. We flew JetBlue home. I spent the entire ride home typing up my trip journal which gave me a great head start on this trip report. Also, Jon’s headphone jack wasn’t working for the TV so JetBlue gave us a $15 voucher! That was really nice.

We arrived back home to the COLD. Yuck. We rented a car so we could drive it home, and I think I suffered one of my most unpleasant and coldest moments of my life when we were in that parking garage. People were just being crazy drivers, it was SO windy, and it was BEYOND freezing. Reality shock hurts, man. I would have been legitimately angry if I wasn't moving to Disney world in a couple weeks.

I posted on twitter:
Back in my city of current residence. Only 16 days until I go HOME!!! #18tillDCP

So we drove home… and I probably went to bed because I think we got home very late!

THE END!

I just wanted to thank you all so much for reading this report that was written in record time! Sorry to rush off, but I'm KIND OF LEAVING FOR MY DCP TODAY. OMG.

Here is the link to my new DCP trip report. I hope you will all follow me over there. I can't wait to tell you all about my adventures!

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM - FRUMP STYLE! A Spring 2013 Adventure! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3050629)

I hope you enjoyed the report! Thank you again and have the magical of all magical days! I know I will! EEP! (:

WEDWDW
01-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Wow!You did it!:)

I just spoke with the Guiness Book of World Records and they have certified that that was the QUICKEST Trip report ever posted!;):)

How cool to see the Under Armour football players!What you saw were guys who will be MULTI-MILLIONAIRES after their third year of college when they can go to the NFL.:)

Those players were the BEST OF THE BEST!:)

How cool to see the CPs being trained and the CM telling you your "WDW Job Progression"!:)

He forgot to add that from Division VP,you will move up to Park President and then to President of THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT!!!!(The second Meg Crofton!:)).:)

I am so glad you saw Off Kilter!!!!:)

You MUST go back when Jamie the bagpipes player is there!:)

He wasn't playing the day you went,but he IS Off Kilter!He is the founder and an awesome musician and ENTERTAINER!!!!:)

All the OK guys are AWESOME,but Jamie is really special!:)

Well,it is GO TIME!:)

I bet Brooke is going to be so excited to see you!I hope she doesn't have abandonment issues!;):)

I HOPE ALL YOUR CP WISHES COME TRUE!!!!JUST REMEMBER:

"When stars are born, they possess a gift or two.
One of those is, they have the power to make a wish come true.

Star light, star bright,
first star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might,
have the wish, I wish tonight.
We'll make a wish, and do as dreamers do,
and all our wishes (all our wishes),
will come true.

When you wish, upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come...to...you.":)

katt789
01-20-2013, 01:18 PM
Tonga Toast is so goood!!! OM NOM! I’m sad that the flights I booked for Jan ended up not working out with the ADR I had at Kona, so wanted to eat there again!!

Ah! That Mickey cloud is perfect! As if! HA! I love that you won a deer on TSM!! I didn’t know that was one of the prizes, the perfect prize after that many rides!!

Man, I’ve always felt like I should be working out while at Disney, but I always feel like the walking is enough! I was doing the “Sept Squat Challenge” though, so 2 weeks in Disney during that there was some working out, but that was all haha.

Oh Fantasmic! LOOOOVE it, I really do wish Meg would pop up more around the parks, she’d be great to meet! Also, I love the expression on Bert’s face in one of those boat pictures, great! (also, he should come out more often!)

I love that EE has a single rider line, it makes it so much easier to get in and out of there quickly! I’ve definitely noticed that the Pooh m &g never really has a line, and when it does, it’s not long at all!! They’re so cute!!

Good on ya for being brave on Dinosaur, haha, I won’t even really go on the ride anymore! Lawl.

YUM! Grilled cheese & tomato soup is such a staple, and so delicious at that!

Wow! That DHS pic with the balloons is great!! I love how it turned out!

That sounds like a great way to end a Disney trip. (Also, love the kids meals, they’re perfect sized for me haha!)

I hope that your CP goes absolutely amazing and is full of magic and awesomeness!! Hopefully I’ll see you in Feb!!

ronnmel
01-20-2013, 01:23 PM
You got lucky to only have to wait 10-15 minutes for Living with the Land. I was in Sunshine Season earlier that morning (maybe around 10am?) and the line was 50 minutes!!!

I'd wish you good luck for your DCP, but I don't think you need luck. I have feeling it will be one of the most amazing experience of your life. :goodvibes:

FancyNancy
01-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Aww what a great trip report Jess! I am now heading over to your new one!

__disneygirl
01-20-2013, 02:19 PM
It's like you have this blinking neon sign pointing to you at all times that says "MAGIC HERE" I mean... that's just crazy about that manager telling you all that stuff randomly. And Preston finding an Off Kilter CD in his yard is totally NUTS as well! Come on...that does not happen every day.

When I come visit you, I have to try that Strawberry Shortcake finally! In fact, I just need my entire trip Frumpified. Are you ready to take on that responsibility?! LOL.

I've never sat and watched Off Kilter but I love British Invasion.

"Sorry to rush off, but I'm KIND OF LEAVING FOR MY DCP TODAY. OMG." Umm BEST ENDING TO A TRIP REPORT EVER!

disneyshakeygirl
01-20-2013, 03:01 PM
Another amazing trip report down.

The Mickey cloud is amazing - so glad I'm not the only one who notices them :D.

wiigirl
01-20-2013, 03:11 PM
Loved your TR! :cool1:

tinkgurl
01-20-2013, 03:19 PM
I loved your choice of words..."Ohana hangover"! That is so true. The food there is heavenly!

Okay, so your last day was a bit easier since you knew you'd be back so soon!

I cannot believe that Mickey cloud! It was totally a sign. :)

This was another great TR. Like I said before, don't ever stop writing them!

disneydee6
01-20-2013, 03:35 PM
Just read through the ENTIRE TR today!! Makes me super pumped for my upcoming stay at the yaCHt club in a few months! Glad I got to read through all of it, looks like so much family frump fun! Good luck with you CP, I know several people that did it and all of them have nothing but great things to say about it.

LifeIsDis
01-20-2013, 05:44 PM
That mac and cheese looks so good!

AND THE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE.

Seeing bands around World Showcase is something that I have to make time for. I live for live music so when you put that with Disney, its like perfection.

WOW. That went by fast. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip though!

aras4007
01-20-2013, 06:39 PM
I can't believe you finished this report so fast! Awesome job!! Seems like you had a great last trip, being a "regular" guest!

Now I'm off to read the start of your DCP report. Good luck with everything! I will be following along on twitter.

cheekypoppins
01-20-2013, 07:14 PM
I love ur pics of the ariel ride n Belle.I can't wait to take my Hailey there.Cute pins! i need to be on the lookout for that Goofy confettione my oldest would love it!I definately wanna check out Splittsville now too .You reports are so fun :)

khertz
01-20-2013, 09:04 PM
What a great little trip report!!

How perfect was it running into that CM on that morning? :goodvibes I know you will just have the most amazing time in your CP! And if you are still there in the fall, we will be on the lookout for you!!

Going over to join your DCP Report. pixiedust:

RachelNinja
01-21-2013, 07:45 AM
Mac and cheese is the perfect meal to get when you're not too hungry but still want to enjoy something tasty! I've gotten it a bunch of times (not as part of the kid's meal) so that my DH and I could share it when we each have our own salads. It's so comforting!

Marsheliz
01-21-2013, 10:46 AM
That strawberry shortcake looks to die for!!

Why is it on the day you leave Disney, it always rains or cloudy, etc? It just adds to your sad mood. :( And yes, reality hits when you get home. It always does for me.. ( Insert sad face)

I am for sure following your new journey! Hands down- this was my favorite TR I have read so far!

disney ny
01-21-2013, 08:46 PM
Another great trip report. I just love your reports- read the Hilton Head one last week and I subscribed to your new adventure too. I love you zest for Disney- you remind me of me 15 years ago. Not doing the CP is one of my biggest regrets but I didn't realize how much I loved Disney until later. So now I am going to force my kids to do it. I have it all planned out ;) I hope your experience is going great!

AlohaAnnie
01-23-2013, 07:58 AM
Thank You for your TR.

I will be reading your Disney College Program report.

Best Wishes!

:goodvibes

Glennie5
02-01-2013, 09:31 AM
Wow another great trip report. I am following your DCP report and love hearing about your new experiences with Diseny. Hoping one day my children will want to do DCP so I can share those memories with them.

Princess Oliviea
02-28-2013, 10:17 PM
Hi I know I'm super late for this but just looking at the Magic Kingdom fireworks pictures. OMG they are AMAZING I just love them, and I have to say I love your trip reports, you have such a great sense of humor. When I'm having a bad day Iread your trip reports and instantly feel better, so Thank You for that