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xoSamma
01-20-2013, 08:50 PM
Acca-Believe It...You're in Disney!
:tinker:“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy”

Welcome all to my second trip report!
You can find my first trip report here

Operation Classy Living: GFlo Oct 2012 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3011510)

I am very excited that you have decided to drop by and come along for the ride! It was definitely a trip to remember, from all the good to all the bad. At first this trip seemed like it was never going to go right but with some Disney magic things turned around.


Sam
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For those of you who don’t know me my name is Samantha, Sam for short. I was raised a Disney baby to a Disney obsessed 20 year old. I blame my parents for my Disney addiction, yet thank them everyday because without Disney I don’t know what my life would be like.


Leandra
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The Birthday Girl of this trip! The last time Leandra went to Disney was when she was 10, so that means she has been missing out on the Disney magic for 10 years. We have been friends throughout middle school and high school, and throughout those years she has always supported my love for Disney.


Alicia & Andy
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Alicia and Andy, my sister and her fiancé. Alicia is a DCP cast member who works as a character performer. She was MIA most of this trip because of work which means Andy got to hang out with leandra and I most of the trip, lucky him. I can say that I am glad that he picked up the love for Disney, I mean he better if he is going to be marrying into a Disney Family!


Now for the when and where!

When: January 7-January 11
Where: Pop Century


Let the memories begin!

xoSamma
01-20-2013, 08:53 PM
:tinker:Table of Contents
Back Story

January 7 2013It's a Disney Day! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47253895&postcount=3)
We're In Disney!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47303347&postcount=14)

January 8 2013Where's Our Luggage?! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47318327&postcount=19)
Free At Last! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47318659&postcount=21)
A Day in The Sun (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47349991&postcount=29)
DTD Kind of Night (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47387388&postcount=39)
Long But Fun Night (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47419171&postcount=49)

January 9 2013Exploring Pop Century (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47457654&postcount=53)
Welcome To Radiator Springs Part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47489792&postcount=58)
Radiator Springs Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47536517&postcount=62)
Pride Rock (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47536553&postcount=63)
Under the Sea (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47536590&postcount=64)
Another Lazy Day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47585020&postcount=70)
Getting Lost In Disney... (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47611897&postcount=74)
A Feast for Fatties (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47632158&postcount=80)
Magical Moment (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47653678&postcount=83)

January 10 2013Hello New Fantasyland (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47653711&postcount=84)
Morning In Fantasyland (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47688906&postcount=88)
Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47711263&postcount=94)
There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47752264&postcount=102)
Celebrate A Dream Come True (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47752296&postcount=103)
Tea Party with Pirates and Peeta (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47810937&postcount=109)
Celebrate the Magic (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47839377&postcount=112)

January 11 2013America's Funniest Home Videos (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47839394&postcount=113)
An Adventure to Epcot (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47877185&postcount=119)
Test Track to Mars (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47881920&postcount=120)
The Last Moments in Epcot (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47897687&postcount=121)
Now It's Time to Say Goodbye (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47897907&postcount=122)

xoSamma
01-20-2013, 08:58 PM
Back Story

I am extremely lucky that I was able to take this trip, after going to Disney in October I thought I wouldn’t be going back for a while. But with the help of my wonderful sister and her cast member discounts everything worked out perfectly!

On October 11, exactly 3 days after I got home from Disney world I got I text from my sister about visiting her again and that southwest had cheap airfare. Since I was at dance I wasn’t able to look at airfare nor did I think I would actually make this trip happen. So I get home from dance by maybe 9:45 and go on southwest, airfare was only $65 each way! The catch was that the sale ended at midnight that night. There was no way I was going to give that up!

So I called Alicia who called up Andy. He was on board, now I just needed to find a friend. I texted my friend Marisa who I went to Disney with so many times before but she was back to college the day we would leave. I texted Brittany telling her about the cheap flights because her and one of her friends were planning on going to disney and universal in January also (sadly that trip didn’t work out). So by the looks of it I was going to be going to the parks solo, which I was actually more than fine with because lets be real I would be in Disney. That’s when I decided to call Leandra, she was all for it and I told her that it would be about $300 for 4 nights at Disney which included everything! Some how I talked her into it and that night I booked 3 tickets to florida!

As some of you may know I am a huge fan of YOLO Disney trips! The way I see it is that I am only young once and once I graduate college I will not be able to just take random Disney trips because soon I will have to grow up and start paying bills….gross! So with that being said I hope 2013 will be filled with Yolo trips!

tinkgurl
01-20-2013, 10:02 PM
I'm here!

Your sister is a character performer?! Who/where?!

xoSamma
01-22-2013, 08:53 PM
I'm here!

Your sister is a character performer?! Who/where?!

Yay! thanks for joining
She might or not be friends with a Man's (mickey) best friend and a princess that fell in love with a street rat

xoSamma
01-22-2013, 09:05 PM
It's a Disney Day!

It was the morning of January 7 when I decided to get up and moving at 11am. I had to finish packing and plan my dance classes since while I was away my friend would be taking over. Our trip wasn’t paid off yet so that was also on the list to do.

I went onto the Disney website punched in the reservation number and nothing came up…this was not a good sign! Did we not have a room? My mother ended up calling Disney to see what was going on. Since they changed the website they were in the process of changing over the reservations. Good news we had a room and the bill was paid!

Leandra and her boyfriend Burke arrived to my house around 4. We ate some chicken parmesan & painted our nails. About 4:30 I texted Andy telling him that we were going to be leaving for the airport at 4:45. It was a good thing he lives like not even 2 minutes away.

Andy arrived he parked his car in my driveway and we packed all our luggage in the back of Leandra’s car. Burke dropped us off and our journey began! We checked our bags and made it through security in no time. We went to our gate and hung out for probably a half hour till we boarded. In that time I showed Leandra the perfect disney family videos.

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Soon it was time to board! We sat in row 3 which was nice when we actually arrived in Orlando. Andy gave his seat to a little girl named Ella whose family was sitting all scattered around the plane. There was the nice British lady who was ready to buy her any snack she wanted. As we were waiting for take off we talked to them and the Ella was a big fan of my simba pillow pet.

Disney Bound!

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I love jetblue for the fact of the TVs as I waited for some blue chips to be passed out I decided to watch some How I Met Your Mother while Leandra read a book. Soon it was snack time! I asked for Blue Chips & Cookies

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As you may notice in the picture the Blue chips were mixed with sweet potato chips, at first I thought they changed them but then I glanced up and saw the person in front of me with the normal blue chips. LAME!

Leandra was adventurous and decided to try the popcorn chips. They aren’t actually all that bad!

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Throughout the trip Ella and her sister were changing seats that way they each had a chance to be with their mother. They had everything they needed though, they had dora coloring books, stuffed animals and sang Christmas corals to keep them occupied.

We landed in Orlando at 8:40, We got off the plane right away, the perks of sitting in the front. That’s when Leandra got lost in the bathroom…. Hurry up girl we got things to do and a Magical Express bus to catch!

We were soon on our way to the monorail we go, on our walk there Andy was telling me how he actually helped someone with directions in December when we was there last. I was very proud that he new his way around the Orlando airport.

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Down a couple escalators till we reached this sign

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We followed the Mickey heads on the ground and got in line

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The wait for the bus seemed to take forever! I texted Alicia saying that we were waiting for a bus. Our main plan for tonight was to go to DTD and eat at Wolfgang Puck Express but by the looks of it we probably wouldn’t make it there in time.

So we waited and waited till the magical express bus came to pick us up

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lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 11:07 PM
Just found this! I'm excited to hear about your trip. We were there the 3-10 so there's some overlap in our dates!:cool1: Can't wait to hear how our trips compared.

That's so exciting that your sister is friends with Mickey! I'm jealous.

katt789
01-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Here to read along!! Your title definitely dragged me in, I won't lie haha. Sounds like it's going to be a great trip, how awesome that your sister is friends with some awesome Disney characters, that's so great!

saintstickets
01-23-2013, 05:59 PM
I'm in...won't post much but I love your previous TR!

rachel09985
01-23-2013, 06:04 PM
I am in! I was there the 5th through the 7th!

xoSamma
01-24-2013, 10:14 PM
Just found this! I'm excited to hear about your trip. We were there the 3-10 so there's some overlap in our dates!:cool1: Can't wait to hear how our trips compared.

That's so exciting that your sister is friends with Mickey! I'm jealous.

Thanks for joining along!! Oh my goodness we were there like the same time. Where did you stay?
My sister isn't actually friends with mickey, she is friends with his best friend...A man's best friend (a dog) She tells me stories all the time we makes me so happy for her yet makes me wish I was doing the same thing.

Here to read along!! Your title definitely dragged me in, I won't lie haha. Sounds like it's going to be a great trip, how awesome that your sister is friends with some awesome Disney characters, that's so great!

I mean who doesn't love some Pitch Perfect?! What a great movie! My sister is seriously living the dream right now while I'm sitting at home wishing I could be doing the same thing

I'm in...won't post much but I love your previous TR!
Hi there, thanks for joining along on the journey. I'm excited to hear that you enjoy my other trip report! The little things that make me happy :cutie:

I am in! I was there the 5th through the 7th!

Welcome along I'm glad you joined us!
You were leaving when I was coming. I hope you had a magical time though on your trip!

lvcourtneyy
01-24-2013, 11:29 PM
[QUOTE=xoSamma;47299512] Thanks for joining along!! Oh my goodness we were there like the same time. Where did you stay?
My sister isn't actually friends with mickey, she is friends with his best friend...A man's best friend (a dog) She tells me stories all the time we makes me so happy for her yet makes me wish I was doing the same thing.

We were at Pop too!!:rotfl2: We were in the 50s section, building 2 and the other people we travelled with were in building 3! What section were you guys in?

Ah I went back and read your post and I totally missed the best friend part! That's still just as awesome. I totally wish I was doing the same thing. My cousin did the college program back in 2002 or 2003 and she was too short/wrong proportions to be friends with any characters. She worked at the All-Star resorts but that sounds pretty exciting to me too!

xoSamma
01-25-2013, 11:07 AM
We were at Pop too!!:rotfl2: We were in the 50s section, building 2 and the other people we travelled with were in building 3! What section were you guys in?

Ah I went back and read your post and I totally missed the best friend part! That's still just as awesome. I totally wish I was doing the same thing. My cousin did the college program back in 2002 or 2003 and she was too short/wrong proportions to be friends with any characters. She worked at the All-Star resorts but that sounds pretty exciting to me too!

I was in the 50's section!!!! Our room was in building 1 though, but still how funny is that?!

I think I would take any job Disney had to offer :rotfl:

xoSamma
01-25-2013, 11:17 AM
We're In DIsney!!!

As we waited and waited we thought the bus was never going to come. Looking around our line was the longest out of all of them. Finally the bus came a little after 9. The good news was that it was a real magical express bus! Off to Disney World we go!

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Soon the video started and I couldn’t contain my excitement! Leandra was in love with the video and commented on the things that she remembered from the parks.

At 9:45 we were arriving to Art of Animation (which may or may not be the next resort we stay at for our next yolo trip!) I fell in love with this place on this trip. It is such a cute resort! After AOA it was our stop. The only thing that made me sad was that if you brought your luggage on the ME you got to walk to red carpet in the resort….we were forced to wake around.

When we walked into the lobby we saw Alicia waiting for us, she already checked us in and then checked out the room. So we said our hellos and we were on our way to the 50s section of pop century!

On our way to the room we talked about how Wolfgang was out of the question since it was 10 and it closed at 11. So we opted on going to the food court instead. Our room was located on the fourth floor of the Lady statue building (building 1) looking out at some trees, real classy! We threw our carry ons in the room and took a walk back to the food court.

Now came the part where I had no clue what I wanted! Everything sounded good and I couldn’t make up my mind. I walked back and fourth like a lost puppy but soon I made a decision. We all got our food, drinks, desserts and refillable mugs and grabbed a table. FOOD PIC TIME!

I got the Penne Alfredo, I enjoyed this. The chicken is huge I wasn’t able to finish all. For dessert I got dirt in worms because I’m a child and a powerade to save for later.

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Alicia got the chicken and side salad. The salad seemed like it was sitting there all night (which it probably was) she just wanted the breadstick. For dessert she got the tie dye cheesecake and pomegranate tea for a drink (Which when she had it later on during the trip she said it wasn’t all that great)

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Leandra got the Mediterranean Flatbread which had chicken, peppers, artichoke hearts, olive tapenade, onions, and feta on it. She seemed to enjoy it. For dessert she got the brownie and picked up a bottle of water for when we go to the parks

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Andy got what I was going to get, the famous chicken nuggets and fries. Always a good choice in my book. He got the chocolate cupcake and a bottle of sprite.

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While eating our delicious disney food Alicia told us all about her first day of training and how excited she was about it. The training sounds like super fun and not job training…like can I have your life?

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After we finished our first disney meal of the trip we all split up, me and Leandra filled our mugs with hot chocolate and went back to the room. On our way back we decided to stop by the pool to see if it was warm, we assumed it was since there was steam coming off the water. It was sooo warm! That’s when we can to a mutual decision that we will be going night swimming one of these nights.

On our way back it was that awkward moment when I wanted to drink my hot chocolate but I was afraid it was going to be to hot so I had to stop walking because I can’t walk and drink hot chocolate at the same time…
Leandra decided to see if it was super hot but took forever because she wanted just a tiny sip. We probably stood in the middle of the resort for a good 5 minutes trying to brave up and drink our hot chocolate

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We went back to the room to find no Alicia or Andy, I would have thought they were be back since she had to get up for work. So we hung out and probably 5 minutes later they were back at the room. Sad note our luggage had still not arrived from the ME.

Since Alicia’s birthday was January 14 we brought down some gifts with us. I got her a little mermaid shirt that I found at kohl’s before Christmas, my mother sent down a card with some cash, and Andy bought her a baby hooded mickey mouse towel and a mini ipad.

Alicia and Andy decided to call it a night while Leandra and I stayed up to wait for our luggage….or so we thought.

lvcourtneyy
01-25-2013, 11:28 AM
How funny that we were both in the 50s section!! I wonder if we ran into each other ever! I'll look for myself in your pictures :rotfl2::rotfl2:

AoA does look gorgeous! I wanted to walk over while we were there and check it out but we were always so exhausted I never got a chance!

How sad that you waited so long for the ME. I wonder why. And uh-oh I sense a luggage story coming...

And I definitely agree. Any Disney job would be fine with me.:goodvibes

wiigirl
01-25-2013, 11:29 AM
I'm in for your TR! :)

xoSamma
01-25-2013, 10:54 PM
How funny that we were both in the 50s section!! I wonder if we ran into each other ever! I'll look for myself in your pictures :rotfl2::rotfl2:

AoA does look gorgeous! I wanted to walk over while we were there and check it out but we were always so exhausted I never got a chance!

How sad that you waited so long for the ME. I wonder why. And uh-oh I sense a luggage story coming...

And I definitely agree. Any Disney job would be fine with me.:goodvibes
That would be so strange if we did! It would definitely be a small world after all!:rotfl2:
AoA is seriously so wonderful! We went there a couple times throughout this trip. I fell in love with it and the walk between them was like nothing.
Ding ding ding we have a winner!!! luggage story

xoSamma
01-25-2013, 10:55 PM
I'm in for your TR! :)

Thanks for joining along! :wave2:

xoSamma
01-26-2013, 09:12 PM
Where's Our Luggage?!

We waited quite some time for our luggage, by 12:50 it still didn’t arrive. I read the ME packet which told us if our flight came in after 10PM we had to get our own luggage, ours came in at 8:40 so we were good. Well we waited the 3 hours and it still didn’t arrive.

I wish I was smart like my friends, both Leandra and Andy packed pjs in their carry ons. I thought about it before I left but decided not to. Since no one was showing up Leandra called down to luggage to see if they had it. They put her on hold while they checked, that’s when they told us they only had one suitcase. Great I was secretly hoping that it was mine. When we asked whose it was they said Andrew and that someone would be up soon with it.

By 2 am a cast member was at our door with Andy’s suitcase we thanked him and then decided to call it a night. And boy was I a little mad since I would be sleeping in my jeans and contacts….not good!

The next morning Alicia got ready and left the room by 7:20 to catch a DCP bus to get to training. At 8:30 our room phone started ringing Leandra answered it and by the half of the conversation I could hear it seemed like they didn’t know where our luggage was. They asked for her cell number so they could contact her once they did find it.

Maybe 15 minutes later her cell started to ring, they found our luggage!!! We would just have to wait 3 more hours before we got it. There was not falling back to sleep for me so Leandra and I just caught up on each others lives. At 10 I ended up texting my mother telling her everything that had happened and how my whole day was pretty much ruined since I couldn’t leave the room because I was seriously a hot mess!

To pass the 1.5 hours left we had I decided to pull out my laptop and watch pitch perfect (hence the title of this trip report!) It was soon passing the 3 hour time once again. Leandra called down and they said that the luggage would soon be up. When the cast member arrived they only had mine. Leandra’s was still lost! We asked the CM who we should talk to about this situation, he told us to call his manager.

Leandra called the manager and told them she was still missing her luggage and how most of our day was ruined. That is when we got the news that Leandra’s luggage was damaged from the flight. The manager said the only thing he could do was give us fastpasses.

The manager came to our room to give us our fastpasses and talk to leandra about her luggage. After such a messed up night and morning it was time to change it! Finally let the memories begin!!!

lvcourtneyy
01-26-2013, 09:46 PM
Oh my god. That's a terrible luggage story! Like my worst nightmare come true!:scared1:

How badly was her luggage damaged?!

Fastpasses are nice and all but really that's all they had to offer after all that hassle? I would really think Disney would have something in place. I'm sure this wasn't the first time something went wrong:confused:

xoSamma
01-26-2013, 09:53 PM
Free at Last!

We finally decided to adventure outside our room, crazy I know! Leandra was ok without having her luggage because she packed an extra pair of clothes and a swim suit. Why is she so smart?! We all got changed and ready for the day.

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We came to a mutual decision of going to AoA for lunch since we already tried Pop’s quick service. I wasn’t expecting AoA to be so close to Pop, but when I thought about it, it made sense since the AoA buildings were suppose to be the early 90’s of Pop Century but after 9/11 Disney held off finishing off the resort since there was a low tourist rate. The strange thing is probably that they just left the old buildings up not completed yet everyone who stayed at Pop would definitely be able to see these buildings.

We walked through the 60s off to the bridge that connects Pop and AoA

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The main area at AoA is Nemo, I was sad that the playground was closed (it was closed everyday we were there) Also to make sure there is no pool hopping only AoA resorts are allowed in the pool area which is gated off. You need your room key to enter.

Soon we entered the main building and I had a little freak out, it is perfect in there! Now lets go get us some food! Decisions, decisions we all finally picked what we wanted. Andy had to wait till his fish cooked so he told us to go find a seat.

The CM who cashed us out was perfect! He called us princesses and asked us if we were going to a park today. We told him no and that it was a lazy stay at the resort day. He told us that everyone needs those on a Disney trip (to bad it was our first day here!) Then we asked him if we could come back for our gelato, he said that would be no problem and brought up a cars reference when mater ate the Wasabi thinking it was pistachio ice cream. Then our receipt he put pistachio gelato as our dessert

We got a table in what I like to call the circle of life room.

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Now for some FOOD PICS!

I got some Disney pizza with a Caesar side salad, an ice tea for later and filled my mug with some coke. Of course the pizza was good, it’s disney pizza!

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Leandra got the stir fry with rice & squash, peach white tea and coke. I had some of the squash, it was different.

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I didn’t get a photo of Andy’s. He got fish with the same sides as Leandra, a bottle of pop. They both were talking about how different the rice tasted. I decided to try some and it reminded me of the rice they have at my work :rotfl:

While we were eating our lunch a huge group of cast members came in and started inspecting the floor of the room we were sitting in. It was definitely a sight to see. I wish I knew what they were doing.

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After we finished our lunch it was time to get our dessert. I was planning on getting the gelato but the smoothies were looking real good. Since I couldn’t make up my mind Leandra went first. She went with the traditional chocolate gelato

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I finally decided on getting some raspberry gelato, I was happy with my choice

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Andy got my second choice, the strawberry banana smoothie. It looked real good!

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We took our snacks and went outside by the pool. They had the main gate to the pool open so we were allowed to sit in there and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Once we finished we headed back to pop, we walked through the walk way between nemo and cars. With the first look into the cars section I fell in love. That would probably be my first choice room I would want to stay in.

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When we arrived back to our room there was a surprise waiting for us!

rachel09985
01-26-2013, 10:33 PM
So I just watched Pitch Perfect last night. I think I understand your title, right???;)

Haha

Oh just read the luggage story!! I would be P'Oed if all they could do was give you fastpasses!! They should have given you a gift card or something!!

Actually 6 years ago our luggage never was transferred to our new hotel room and the manager bought us a meal the next day. They should have done that for you guys!!!!

xoSamma
01-27-2013, 01:37 PM
Oh my god. That's a terrible luggage story! Like my worst nightmare come true!:scared1:

How badly was her luggage damaged?!

Fastpasses are nice and all but really that's all they had to offer after all that hassle? I would really think Disney would have something in place. I'm sure this wasn't the first time something went wrong:confused:

It was definitely a situation that I would never want to happen again. Her luggage was cracked in like maybe 4 places and it was funny because hers was a hard shell one.

We had a long talk with the manager about how we were going to to to the park that morning but our plans got ruined. His response was that he was only allowed to give out fastpasses because it was Jetblue not the Disney company.


So I just watched Pitch Perfect last night. I think I understand your title, right???;)

Haha

Oh just read the luggage story!! I would be P'Oed if all they could do was give you fastpasses!! They should have given you a gift card or something!!

Actually 6 years ago our luggage never was transferred to our new hotel room and the manager bought us a meal the next day. They should have done that for you guys!!!!

Yesss!! Pitch Perfect started off our trip & we were singing the songs the entire trip.

We gave the manager our whole sob story about how we were going to go to the park with a CM in the morning but in the afternoon she had to work therefore by the time we got our luggage it would be pointless. He said he couldnt do anything about that and all he could do was give us fastpasses.

lvcourtneyy
01-28-2013, 12:11 PM
What a rough start to your day but at least you made the most of it!

AoA looks so gorgeous! Your food looked yummy too. I would love to know what those people were all inspecting the floor for :lmao:

khertz
01-28-2013, 01:46 PM
Joining in!

What a bummer about the luggage situation! Glad you were able to still make the best of the day though. We are looking forward to checking out AoA on our next trip and eating at the CS there.

xoSamma
01-28-2013, 03:30 PM
What a rough start to your day but at least you made the most of it!

AoA looks so gorgeous! Your food looked yummy too. I would love to know what those people were all inspecting the floor for :lmao:

I just had to get out of that room!
AoA is like the perfect resort! I'm so sad you didn't get a chance to go there. Me too! I wonder if they didn't like the floor tiling, guess we shall see if the floor changes?

Joining in!

What a bummer about the luggage situation! Glad you were able to still make the best of the day though. We are looking forward to checking out AoA on our next trip and eating at the CS there.

Welcome :wave2:
AoA is wonderful! I feel like I spent more time over there than at pop! There quick service is also amazing, they have a lot to offer.

monarchs21
01-28-2013, 06:17 PM
So I was reading through TR and say the title that started with "acca" and was like I wonder if that's a reference to pitch perfect which my family was watching the other day and I'll admit it was kind of catchy haha good trip report!

xoSamma
01-29-2013, 07:50 PM
So I was reading through TR and say the title that started with "acca" and was like I wonder if that's a reference to pitch perfect which my family was watching the other day and I'll admit it was kind of catchy haha good trip report!

Nailed it...pitch perfect songs were stuck in our heads the whole trip!
Thank you!:hug:

xoSamma
01-29-2013, 08:07 PM
A Day in The Sun
On the bed was Leandra’s damanged suitcase, and by damaged I mean damaged. We seemed to get a good laugh about it.

At first you look at it and say oh no big just a little crack. But if you look at the top left hand corner you will see that a wheel is missing.

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Well at least she finally got her luggage! She also was given the number to call Jetblue about the whole situation where she could either get a new suitcase or a flight voucher.

We had time to kill before Alicia would be back from work so we decided to head to the pool to relax. So we grabbed our refillable mugs and headed to the food court first. But before we did that I made Leandra and Andy pose for a picture.

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We decided to check out the resort gift shop. Leandra was on a role with what she wanted to purchase. Her reaction to the prices were funny, she couldn’t believe some of them. Welcome to Disney! After browsing we filled our mugs and came out to the beautiful sunshine!

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Now the decision to where to sit. We ended up finding 3 chairs in between 2 pal trees which we claimed to be ours for the remainder of this trip. At this point of the day at Pop they were having their pool party. The game they were starting was know the Disney Lyrics. Instead of playing me and Leandra decided to just sing along with the songs.

At this moment in life every thing was perfect!

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Seriously though it was beautiful out!

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After awhile we decided to go test the water to see how cold it was. It wasn’t actually that bad. Me and Leandra ended up sitting on the edge of the pool while Andrew slept in the sun.

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We sat that for a good amount of time, we watched the kids play games, Leandra kept telling me how happy she was that she was in Disney and I kept questioning what the Lifegaurds were doing. Every so often the lifeguards use the “Disney point” and walk along the pool lining things up. I have no clue what its for? Just to make a count of people in the pool? I personally have no idea

We ended moving after this little girl started jumping in multiple times right near us. It was cute at first until she started getting closer and closer. Peace out!

When we went back to our lounge chairs we noticed a big group of people checking into the resort with matching t-shirts. Oh yay my favorite thing about Disney! They had a person filming everything though, which later on in the trip I believe I was filmed because I ended up getting tangled in the web of people...

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Then there was this precious little boy who was determined to catch a squirrel. He followed his every move

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It soon got close to 5:30 when Alicia would be getting out of training. So we decided to head back up to the room and get ready for the night. Andy went to refill his and Alicia’s mug, then waited for Alicia to get off her DCP bus. In that time I transferred all the photos I took on my phone to my computer.

Soon Alicia and Andy were back at the room. Alicia got a good laugh about Leandra’s luggage and then told us all about training that day. And once again I wished I had her life….

Then we were off to catch a motor coach!

khertz
01-31-2013, 02:11 PM
Oh my gosh, how do you even do that much damage to a suitcase? Drop it from the plane mid flight?! That's crazy, but at least she had her stuff I guess.

Sounds like you had a really relaxing day at the pool. :goodvibes I know I have commented on them before, but your Toy Story Toms are SO CUTE!

lvcourtneyy
01-31-2013, 03:51 PM
Wow that is crazy damage!! I don't understand how that happens.

Love that you spent some time relaxing by the pool! There seems to be so little time for relaxing on Disney vacations:rotfl2:

Are you wearing Toy Story toms?? I'm jealous!

xoSamma
02-01-2013, 11:45 AM
Oh my gosh, how do you even do that much damage to a suitcase? Drop it from the plane mid flight?! That's crazy, but at least she had her stuff I guess.

Sounds like you had a really relaxing day at the pool. :goodvibes I know I have commented on them before, but your Toy Story Toms are SO CUTE!

I have no clue! I wonder what actually caused that.
Thank you so much!

Wow that is crazy damage!! I don't understand how that happens.

Love that you spent some time relaxing by the pool! There seems to be so little time for relaxing on Disney vacations:rotfl2:

Are you wearing Toy Story toms?? I'm jealous!
Normally when I go to DIsney there is no time for pool time so it was definitely nice.
I am wearing toy story toms! I've sort of started becoming obsessed with painting Disney shoes, I have a total of 3 now. :rotfl:

lvcourtneyy
02-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Normally when I go to DIsney there is no time for pool time so it was definitely nice.
I am wearing toy story toms! I've sort of started becoming obsessed with painting Disney shoes, I have a total of 3 now. :rotfl:


That's so cool! Do you paint them yourself?!

xoSamma
02-01-2013, 12:47 PM
that's so cool! Do you paint them yourself?!

i do!!!

lvcourtneyy
02-01-2013, 12:49 PM
i do!!!

I'm so impressed! That takes so much talent! :goodvibes

marDgreen88
02-01-2013, 03:23 PM
Hi Sam!!! I just wanted to tell you that I recently caught up with BOTH of your trip reports and I love them! They're so much fun! I figured I'd comment over here since the other one is closer to being over (at least I think???) hahah. Can't wait for more! :moped: (<-- He doesn't really have anything to do with... anything... I just like him.)

Grumpy's Wife
02-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Hi Sam :wave: I recognized your face from reading your sister's trip reports. So glad you got to take advantage of such cheap flights. I'm enjoying reading along on your adventure. Now it's time to get in the parks. It must be hard being so close and not actually going inside. Great start!

ETA: I had to come back and tell you how much I love the title. I must have watched Pitch Perfect ten times with my kids. Love that movie and and "Acca" is what made me click on your trip report. So glad that I did.

xoSamma
02-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Hi Sam!!! I just wanted to tell you that I recently caught up with BOTH of your trip reports and I love them! They're so much fun! I figured I'd comment over here since the other one is closer to being over (at least I think???) hahah. Can't wait for more! :moped: (<-- He doesn't really have anything to do with... anything... I just like him.)

Hi there :wave:
Thanks for reading I'm really glad you are enjoying them so far. And yes the other one is almost done. It seems like I just started it, but that isn't the case.

Hi Sam :wave: I recognized your face from reading your sister's trip reports. So glad you got to take advantage of such cheap flights. I'm enjoying reading along on your adventure. Now it's time to get in the parks. It must be hard being so close and not actually going inside. Great start!

ETA: I had to come back and tell you how much I love the title. I must have watched Pitch Perfect ten times with my kids. Love that movie and and "Acca" is what made me click on your trip report. So glad that I did.


Hello there! I'm so happy I could get such cheap flights if that wasn't the case this trip would have not happened. It's definitely different not going to the parks everyday but on the other hand I got to do things that I normally don't have time to do so it was nice.

I LOVE Pitch perfect. I'm actually listening to the soundtrack as we speak :rotfl:

xoSamma
02-02-2013, 05:28 PM
DTD Kind Of Night

After a short bus ride on our motor coach we arrived at DTD and ready to eat! We headed straight to Wolfgang Puck Express, it’s been way to long since I been here. Since we were suppose to eat here last night I was already prepared for what I was going to be ordering.

We ordered, got our drinks and found a table.

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soon our delicious food arrived and I was ready to dig in!

I went with the Chicken Alfredo with peas and bacon. Leandra and Andrew followed my lead and got the same.

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Don’t let this picture deceive you, there are a LOT of noodles on the plate. The last time I had it I split it with my brother and it filled me up.

Alicia decided to be different and went with one of the pizzas

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While taking these pictures Alicia learned a trick from her old roommate who was photopass. She lit up the food by using her flashlight app on her phone…:rotfl:

Wolfgang is sooo good! And if you are on the dining plan it is a really worth the QS credit. I was the fatty who ate all of my alfredo and I don’t regret any of it. Leandra and Andy were getting full about half way… it made me look like a real big fatty. Alicia was doing well on her pizza normally she is the one to eat everything so it made me feel better about myself.

As we were eating the cutest baby was sitting at the table across from us. And then her mother put cheetah mickey mouse ears on her, like she couldn’t get any cuter!

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As everyone seemed to slow down on their meal it was time for me to attack my dessert. I got the crème brulee, which being the fatty that I am I ate all of it.

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Leandra got the cheesecake, which she seemed to really enjoy.

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Andy got a cookie and I want to say Alicia got a brownie? I don’t really remember…

We left to shop till we drop! Only because Alicia had a really good CM discount off of merchandise for the holiday season so how could I not use her for it? Our first stop was Trend-D, which I wanted to buy a lot of the clothing, but never did. After trend-D we went over to Basin. This was a funny moment of the trip. We used their hand scrub but Andy had the funniest reaction to it ever. When he washed his hands he did not enjoy the “slimy” feeling aka how soft his hands were. We all got a good laugh about it. Once our hand scrub moment we were off to venture into the world of disney!

I love this store but HATE the crowds, it’s so big you wouldn’t think it should be so hard to move around. At first we all stuck together and then somewhere we all just seemed to go our separate ways.

I found the most perfect pillow pet….it was rex from toy story! Um yes I LOVE toy story! I didn’t get him because I just got a simba one that I love he is so cozy. And the price that Alicia got it was definitely worth it. Thank you CM Stores!

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Leandra and I where looking at tshirts when I saw the Buzz Lightyear hoodies, so I quickly ran over to them picked one up. Now I already have one that I purchased in October, but a girl from my dance studio saw it and wanted to get it for her boyfriend for Christmas, sadly they were all sold out online. So I made it my job to find one for her while I was here.

I texted her right away saying that they had them and with Alicia’s discount it would be cheaper than she had planned. We soon found Alicia and Andy in the hat section were we met up with Alicia’s new “friend”

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Isthatyoutiger
02-03-2013, 11:44 AM
Sorry I'm late :drive: Didn't realize that you started your second trip report :goodvibes Well I'm hear and all caught up :thumbsup2 I am so sorry to hear about Leandra's suitcase getting destroyed by Jet Blue :furious: I would of been so mad.
I agree only having to use 1 Quick Service for Wolfgang Puck Express is the best. I go there at least one time each visit :cool1:
Loving the pictures and the TR. Can't wait to read more :surfweb:

lvcourtneyy
02-03-2013, 01:09 PM
The food at Wolfgang looks amazing! I'm getting hungry looking at it :rotfl:

Shopping at DTD is definitely a wonderful time. A CM discount must be even more dangerous! I'd probably spend the same amount and just end up with double the stuff:rotfl:

marDgreen88
02-03-2013, 05:18 PM
I have never been to Wolfgang Puck Express but I've only heard WONDERFUL things. Everything looks so good!

Gotta love CM discounts. :thumbsup2

xoSamma
02-03-2013, 09:25 PM
Sorry I'm late :drive: Didn't realize that you started your second trip report :goodvibes Well I'm hear and all caught up :thumbsup2 I am so sorry to hear about Leandra's suitcase getting destroyed by Jet Blue :furious: I would of been so mad.
I agree only having to use 1 Quick Service for Wolfgang Puck Express is the best. I go there at least one time each visit :cool1:
Loving the pictures and the TR. Can't wait to read more :surfweb:

Welcome, I'm glad you found it :hug:
We were all frustrated with the luggage situation, Leandra just seemed to get the worst of it. WPE is so good, I don't know why I don't go there every trip.

The food at Wolfgang looks amazing! I'm getting hungry looking at it :rotfl:

Shopping at DTD is definitely a wonderful time. A CM discount must be even more dangerous! I'd probably spend the same amount and just end up with double the stuff:rotfl:

I tried so hard not to spend all my money. It's a good thing I set aside money for the merchandise I know I wanted.

I have never been to Wolfgang Puck Express but I've only heard WONDERFUL things. Everything looks so good!

Gotta love CM discounts. :thumbsup2


You need to try it! It is so so so good. They also have a wide variety of food which is really nice although I always get the alfredo :rotfl: maybe one day I will try something else.

BarbieTourGuide
02-03-2013, 10:48 PM
Great Trip report so far! I love staying at POP. It's theme is so fun and exciting! :)

khertz
02-04-2013, 09:42 AM
We have never eaten at WPE, but it looks really good! We usually end up sucked in at EoS every time we eat at DTD. :rotfl: The chicken alfredo looks really delicious, as does that pizza!

Really, what is it about WoD that it is always so hard to move around?! :confused3 I think that the problem is even though it is a huge space, they have SO MUCH STUFF crammed into every inch of walking space. If you think it is hard moving through there, try doing it with a stroller. :faint: I get anxiety every time we go shopping in there now!!!

That Rex pillow pet is super adorable!

The pics of Alicia in the Pluto hat...so cute! How funny and appropriate that Pluto is winking as well. ;) She must have a blast!!

katt789
02-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Hahah! Well if you want to live your dream like you sis, you should totally audition!! It’s probably the most fun experience I’ve ever done!!

Oh my goodness AoA is absolutely beautiful, I keep wishing it was cheaper to stay in one of the family suites, like, it’s as expensive as the deluxe resorts, I just wanna stay in a Lion King room!! Bahah!

I have the same experience at the Pop food court, I walk back and fourth like, times before ordering something! Lawl. I love that the pools are heated! Yay!

Aw man, this is why I never have the ME take my luggage, I will ALWAYS take my own from the baggage claim to the hotel, I just don’t like that extra place where it can get lost, I mean, I trust Disney, but still. Seriously?!? WOOOW that suuucks about the luggage, and the fact that it took that long into the next day, like, that’s SO NOT COOL. I would be livid! Like, I can’t start my vacation knowing my luggage isn’t there, that’s so not cool, and they could only give you fast passes? That seems kinda cheap.

Now see, when we stayed at AoA, the big pool is gated, but we never needed our room keys to get in there, but other people did, hmm…I don’t know how that happened that week…. I love the food at AoA, it has sucha different flair to it! Yay! I think I may know the CM you’re talking about, he was amazing and was always there to help us out when we were there, pretty sure his name was Peter, and he was awesome!! I think the CM’s looking at the floor were dealing with the same problem as the lobby, they had little squares of different floor tiles placed randomly because the material they used originally wasn’t coming clean enough, and it was very apparent when it was dirty, so they were looking to replace it!

I’m glad that the luggage could probably be compensated by the airline, I’ve never seen anything like that, well, one of the wheels on mine is all screwed up, but I know how they treat luggage on airlines, and I fly with it A LOT, so I’m not too concerned. That certainly is some damage there!

Oh my god those shoes are ADORABLE!! I LOVE THEM!! At least you guys got a nice relaxing way to start the vacation! I really do love WPE, the pesto pizza is by far one of my favorite things to eat!

WHAT?! REX PILLOW PET?!?1 I need that in my life…DTD is always a fun time, there’s so much to look at, and so much to buy, I cant make it through TrenD without buying all of the things!!

xoSamma
02-04-2013, 03:09 PM
Great Trip report so far! I love staying at POP. It's theme is so fun and exciting! :)

Thank you very much!
It was my first time staying at Pop, I loved every minute of it! The huge decor and colors gives it such a fun feel to it.

We have never eaten at WPE, but it looks really good! We usually end up sucked in at EoS every time we eat at DTD. :rotfl: The chicken alfredo looks really delicious, as does that pizza!

Really, what is it about WoD that it is always so hard to move around?! :confused3 I think that the problem is even though it is a huge space, they have SO MUCH STUFF crammed into every inch of walking space. If you think it is hard moving through there, try doing it with a stroller. :faint: I get anxiety every time we go shopping in there now!!!

That Rex pillow pet is super adorable!

The pics of Alicia in the Pluto hat...so cute! How funny and appropriate that Pluto is winking as well. ;) She must have a blast!!

I have the same problem. This was my second time eating at WPE because EoS is always easier. But you must try WPE one time, it is so good!

Disney really needs to make some walking space in world of disney. As much as I love all the merchandise I would really love not having random being bumping into me 24/7. Strollers sound like such a pain in the butt! If it were me I would be running over every one with my stroller.

Alicia is pretty much living the life right now. And she just posted a picture of her new "friend" who paints with all the colors of the wind. Where can I sign up for a life like that?

xoSamma
02-05-2013, 07:34 PM
Hahah! Well if you want to live your dream like you sis, you should totally audition!! It’s probably the most fun experience I’ve ever done!!

Oh my goodness AoA is absolutely beautiful, I keep wishing it was cheaper to stay in one of the family suites, like, it’s as expensive as the deluxe resorts, I just wanna stay in a Lion King room!! Bahah!

I have the same experience at the Pop food court, I walk back and fourth like, times before ordering something! Lawl. I love that the pools are heated! Yay!

Aw man, this is why I never have the ME take my luggage, I will ALWAYS take my own from the baggage claim to the hotel, I just don’t like that extra place where it can get lost, I mean, I trust Disney, but still. Seriously?!? WOOOW that suuucks about the luggage, and the fact that it took that long into the next day, like, that’s SO NOT COOL. I would be livid! Like, I can’t start my vacation knowing my luggage isn’t there, that’s so not cool, and they could only give you fast passes? That seems kinda cheap.

Now see, when we stayed at AoA, the big pool is gated, but we never needed our room keys to get in there, but other people did, hmm…I don’t know how that happened that week…. I love the food at AoA, it has sucha different flair to it! Yay! I think I may know the CM you’re talking about, he was amazing and was always there to help us out when we were there, pretty sure his name was Peter, and he was awesome!! I think the CM’s looking at the floor were dealing with the same problem as the lobby, they had little squares of different floor tiles placed randomly because the material they used originally wasn’t coming clean enough, and it was very apparent when it was dirty, so they were looking to replace it!

I’m glad that the luggage could probably be compensated by the airline, I’ve never seen anything like that, well, one of the wheels on mine is all screwed up, but I know how they treat luggage on airlines, and I fly with it A LOT, so I’m not too concerned. That certainly is some damage there!

Oh my god those shoes are ADORABLE!! I LOVE THEM!! At least you guys got a nice relaxing way to start the vacation! I really do love WPE, the pesto pizza is by far one of my favorite things to eat!

WHAT?! REX PILLOW PET?!?1 I need that in my life…DTD is always a fun time, there’s so much to look at, and so much to buy, I cant make it through TrenD without buying all of the things!!




I've been counting down the days! I was actually going to apply for this past fall dcp but my school told me that I should wait to graduate unless I wanted to graduate a year and a half late, no thanks. So I am hoping to apply for Fall 2014.

I totally agree! I mean I understand that they are suites but they are also considered value. something just doesn't add up.

Any disney food court I always have a problem. There are just to many decisions to choose from and I'm a person who can't make a decision to save their life! Heated pools are a beautiful thing :rotfl:

I feel like with the whole luggage situation that it would have still been a problem with the whole damaged part. So anyway we still would have been waiting. But yes I was so crabby!!! I thought I was going to go crazy in the room.

I mean it makes sense that it is gated, but then we noticed that the main gate was wide open so I don't really know what to think about the gate? I wish I would have looked at his name tag. If it was the same guy I would agree completely that he was WONDERFUL! he made my time at AoA more magical. Thank you for that information about the floor. Thats what I was thinking since they were all touching/scrubbing the floor with their fingers.

Thank you thank you thank you! It took me some time to paint them because I was so worried about how they would end up. But I'm glad the way they turned out.

I love browsing through the shops at DTD!

xoSamma
02-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Long But Fun Night

Once we all found each other and purchased our merchandise we made our way over to the west side. Let me tell you this night was DTD night for everyone! Like seriously it was so packed. While we were over in the Pleasure Island area we went into the shop that sells TOM shoes.

Alicia had her eyes set on a pair, sadly they didn’t have them in her size. She said that she got a discount in that store also so I was on the hunt for a pair in my size. I mean cheaper toms? Who could go wrong there! And I have so many Disney designs to paint on shoes. But again none in my size for plain colors…

So we left that shop and walked and walked and walked. Near the character in flight balloon there was a little babies dance party. It was so cute! From there we walked to the very end and checked out Splitsville. When we were watching people bowl we were deciding if we wanted to go their tomorrow night but we opted to stay with our original plan. Then we went into candy cauldron but I waited to get something. After that we headed back to the market place.

Young Love!!!! :hug:

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We made a quick stop with the statue lady, but she seemed to be sleeping….

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Next stop we went to try on some tiaras!!

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looking real good :rotfl:

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We left Alicia and Andy in that store because Alicia decided to purchase a genie lamp necklace. During this time me and Leandra started heading towards the bus stop where I stopped to grab some park maps because lately I enjoy making things out of them. That’s when a CM came up to me, I thought I was getting busted….but then she told me how much she loved my Toms. :lmao:

After that awkward moment we met up with Alicia and Andy and went to Goofys to get us a snack. I got a cake pop while Alicia and Andy got the valentine heart sugar cookies. Once we made our purchase we headed to the bus stop. An AoA bus was just getting ready to leave so we decided to hop on it since there was no Pop century bus in sight.

This was Alicia’s first time at AoA and she seemed to really enjoy the Nemo section. Once we got back to the room Leandra and I decided to go swimming!

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My “brother” got me a rapunzel hoodied towel for Christmas, by brother I mean my mother purchased it and put my brothers name on it. I love it but it’s more for a child :rotfl:

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Night Swimming in January?! This was definitely something I thought was out of the question. Thank goodness for heated pools! We were so excited!

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We ended up swimming for maybe a good half hour? It was nice and warm though so it was very nice. There was a bunch of rowdy teenagers which were throwing there football all over the pool and tackling each other. So we called it a night with swimming.

On our way back I was tweeting a friend from high school which Leandra (the creeper she is) gets both our tweets sent to her phone. So with all that we ended up getting into a HUGE vent sesh, its what girls do best! So we ended up hanging outside our room talking for a good 45 minutes about everything from our old friends from high school, college, our future, how crazy the Disney Company is and the history, series of unfortunate events (I don’t know how this one happened?) and then how Leandra chose some pretty bad friends back in the day that I was weary about. After such a long talk I was exhausted and called it a night. Leandra stayed outside and called Burke for a while.

What does tomorrow have in store for us?

lvcourtneyy
02-06-2013, 06:39 PM
The Rapunzel towel is adorable!

My mother still does that with gifts from/to us :lmao:

I love that you paint Disney Toms? Do you have an etsy store? You totally should. Although I can see how that would be time consuming..

Night swimming in January is definitely an amazing feeling!

Can't wait to see what's next in your adventure.

rachel09985
02-08-2013, 08:13 PM
Oh my! I just had an Ah-ha moment!!!

I just realized by looking at your other trip report that the Alicia you are talking about I just started following on Instagram and that she is your sister!

Wow I didn't know that!

I didn't even know you had another trip report up! I will have to get reading.

I am enjoying your sis's character pics! She looks awesome!

xoSamma
02-09-2013, 09:45 PM
The Rapunzel towel is adorable!

My mother still does that with gifts from/to us :lmao:

I love that you paint Disney Toms? Do you have an etsy store? You totally should. Although I can see how that would be time consuming..

Night swimming in January is definitely an amazing feeling!

Can't wait to see what's next in your adventure.

Thank you! I love it even though it isn't much of a towel.
I've looked into etsy but you pay per object you post on there and then give them percentage of the earnings. So I've put some of my designs onto the tumblr world because my parents keep telling me I should paint them for people. I have one person right now interested right here on the disboards so I'm working with them to get everything situated.

I was not expecting the weather to be so nice in january!! From pictures of friends and here on the disboards who went dec/jan wearing north faces I was assuming chilly nights. This was not really the case.

Oh my! I just had an Ah-ha moment!!!

I just realized by looking at your other trip report that the Alicia you are talking about I just started following on Instagram and that she is your sister!

Wow I didn't know that!

I didn't even know you had another trip report up! I will have to get reading.

I am enjoying your sis's character pics! She looks awesome!

haha yep Alish would be my sister :goodvibes
Tell me about it, my mother always comments about how much she is Jasmine how my other sister could be pocahontas. Then when I asked her who I could be she told me a pooper scooper!:lmao:

xoSamma
02-09-2013, 09:49 PM
Exploring Pop Century
Around 1 am Alicia jumped out of bed because she thought she was going to be late for work. The reason for this is that the alarm clock was unplugged so we could charge our phones. Sorry girl, go back to sleep! :rotfl:

Alicia was the first one up because the dcp bus would be leaving the Pop at 6:30am. There was a later one that she could have taken but she wanted to go back to her apartment complex to meet a friend so they could go to work together because she wasn’t quite sure where to go. Andy woke up also and walked her down to the bus stop, how sweet

This was our planned day off so I slept in till 10 this morning. I showered and got ready for the day. Leandra woke up next showered got ready then Andy did the same. By 11:30 we were out of the room ready to explore Pop Century!

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we decided to check out the 70s, 80s, and 90s sections.
Silly people you can’t actually go in there!

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Andy couldn’t handle all the décor here!

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And soon it came to the part of the day where I tell them to go pose with the oversized objects.

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Now if this was in front of my door I would probably be playing at least one round each night :rotfl:

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Mr & Mrs. Potato head!!! Ahhhhh!!!!!

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It looks like Leandra is admiring her big earring.

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Photopass photography skills right here!

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After the 70s, we made our way to the 80s/90s. I feel like this section is really alone and by itself. It really isn’t thought. Maybe it was for the lack of people around the area.

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we all enjoyed the big keyboard, maybe a little to much. Leandra enjoyed running around typing out her name.

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A IS FOR ANDY

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L IS FOR LEANDRA

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S IS FOR SAM

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(I mermaid dance :rotfl:) Also this smushy keyboard was wet, so I received a night wet side.

The lifeguard here must be bored, there was only 2 people swimming. It must be lonely…

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Animal Kingdom opened today!!!

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When we first arrived the first night we all agreed that the best staircases were the rubic cubes. From the balcony outside our door we could see them in the distance all lit up.

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We walked the whole resort in no time at all. Our next plan was to go exploring at AoA. This was when I fell totally in love with AoA, it’s the perfect resort ever.

marDgreen88
02-10-2013, 11:20 AM
I've only stayed at the All Stars as far as value resorts, so I love seeing pictures of Pop and AoA because I've never seen them in person! They're both so cute! Hahha I think I would have had too much fun with the keyboard too. I like your mermaid pose. :laughing:

lvcourtneyy
02-10-2013, 11:02 PM
Love the Pop pictures! We didn't even get over to explore the 80s and 90s sections when we were there because they always seemed too far away lol

katt789
02-12-2013, 01:14 AM
Ah! I had fallen behind, but I'm all caught up now! Funny thing, I actually found your sisters DCP TR today, small Disboards world! Lol. Looks like another great morning in Pop land , I really do want to explore a little more there and take some awesome photos like you guys did, guess we'll see if it's light out at all when we're not at the parks in a few weeks, lol

xoSamma
02-12-2013, 09:28 PM
I've only stayed at the All Stars as far as value resorts, so I love seeing pictures of Pop and AoA because I've never seen them in person! They're both so cute! Hahha I think I would have had too much fun with the keyboard too. I like your mermaid pose. :laughing:

I'm glad I got to walk around Pop since normally I don't have time because I like to spend all my time in the parks. Oh that keyboard, the little things that can make a person happy :rotfl:

Love the Pop pictures! We didn't even get over to explore the 80s and 90s sections when we were there because they always seemed too far away lol

80s and 90s were far away!!! Like it seemed so excluded from the rest of the resort.

Ah! I had fallen behind, but I'm all caught up now! Funny thing, I actually found your sisters DCP TR today, small Disboards world! Lol. Looks like another great morning in Pop land , I really do want to explore a little more there and take some awesome photos like you guys did, guess we'll see if it's light out at all when we're not at the parks in a few weeks, lol

What a small small world!!! :rotfl: I'm glad you found her! Yessss you need to explore Pop! Its always fun to do a little photo shoot.

xoSamma
02-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Welcome to radiator springs!

The next couple updates will be more just photos, and a lot of photos! We had too much fun with our little photo shoot at AoA. Off to Radiator Springs we go!

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The bumper stickers on the back where perfect, the little disney details.
The next section was lightning mcqueen and Sally!

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Pit Stop

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We decide to check out the inside of the resort and to grab some AC. The rug when you walk in is PERFECT!

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Sarge time!
This was the start of trying to do different poses with the statues.

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After our photo op with Sarge we walked past the pool, I just want to sit under a cone! I couldn’t handle the perfectness of this section and we weren’t even halfway through it!!!!

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Oh Hey Ramone!

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What kind of pose is that andy?

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lvcourtneyy
02-12-2013, 09:53 PM
Amazing AoA pictures. I know Disney is amazing but they really outdid themselves with the theming on that resort. Love it so much. I definitely want to stay in a LM room when we go back but I wish they had regular rooms in all the different sections because I love them all so much but it makes no financial sense to stay in a suite. Great update!

khertz
02-13-2013, 12:31 PM
That Rapunzel towel is hysterical!! :lmao:

SO EXCITED about checking out all the Cars at AoA. Paxton is going to FREAK OUT. They look like they were plucked straight out of the movie!!

xoSamma
02-17-2013, 03:58 PM
Amazing AoA pictures. I know Disney is amazing but they really outdid themselves with the theming on that resort. Love it so much. I definitely want to stay in a LM room when we go back but I wish they had regular rooms in all the different sections because I love them all so much but it makes no financial sense to stay in a suite. Great update!

Agreed! Disney really did a great job on this resort. Its perfectly perfect! I wonder why they didn't add some regular rooms in the different sections, the only downfall.

That Rapunzel towel is hysterical!! :lmao:

SO EXCITED about checking out all the Cars at AoA. Paxton is going to FREAK OUT. They look like they were plucked straight out of the movie!!

Paxton will definitely freak out, I freaked out!!! You will also get a lot of great photos!

xoSamma
02-17-2013, 06:51 PM
Before I start I have some exciting news! Yesterday we booked our next trip to Disney!!! The Yolo'ers are taking on Disney again (WARNING: YOLO 2012 Do NOT try this at home! We're Professionals (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2941494))
We booked a suite at AoA with the help of Alicia's discount (we went in random so we aren't sure which section we will get) and we will be in Disney March 10-14!
Radiator SpringsPart 2
Right across the road (walkway) from Ramone is Flo.

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Next we back tracked to Luigi’s Casa Della Tires
We weren’t sure what the other ones name was, Andy said Mario but that we all knew was totally wrong. As we walked over to them a little kid shouted out both of their names, Luigi and Guido.

First Guido

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then it was luigis turn

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Sheriff!
First Leandra ran away from the po-po

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Then Andy was caught and handcuffed

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And I’m just a good girl

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Across the way was Doc

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We hit the end of the cars section and moved over to finding nemo! This section has the main pool. So it sort of lacks the amount of movie scene like the other 3 sections have. The nemo section does have a cute playground, but it was closed our entire stay.

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xoSamma
02-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Pride Rock
We swam the east Australian current to pride rock to hang out with simba and friends! Walking through the lion king path the first person you will run into is Rafiki

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After Rafiki is pride rock with Mufasa, we did not take a picture with him because he is so high up. Next is the Hakuna Matata scene

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Next was the elephant graveyard, which was Andy’s favorite part. He was running through the tunnels the whole time just laughing.

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From the elephant graveyard you can see scar just hanging out on a rock. Leandra booked it over to him saying that she had the best idea, and once she did it we all agreed.

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The last Lion King character you will see in this section is Zazu, we all got a little lesson from him….

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xoSamma
02-17-2013, 06:58 PM
Under The Sea
After a walk through the Africa we decided to go back under the sea and visit Ariel. This section is all standard rooms, the only reason why I don’t like this section is that it seems far away from everything. When we were on the bridge in the middle of Pop and AoA the Ariel section is like a loner.

Also during this part of the day I used up all my memory on my camera card. I guess I didn’t look at how much space was left before I went on this trip, since I used it for my two past trips in May and October. So I went through them and erased photos that I didn’t need since they were already on my computer back home.

First was the dinglehopper

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Across the walk way is a pipe

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Then there was a treasure chest

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Prince Eric!!!!

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Sebastian is located right across from the pool

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I was running out of memory once again so we decided to end our little photo shoot. We made a game plan on what we wanted to do next. We decided to walk back to the room and pick a place to go to lunch.
The nice thing is that the Little Mermaid Section is a real quick walk back to the 50s section of Pop and we didn’t have to walk back to the bridge! The sidewalk goes all around the hourglass lake.

marDgreen88
02-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Yall's photo shoot is just so cute! Leandra was right, her Scar picture was TOO funny. Brilliant.

AND YAY FOR GOING TO DISNEY AGAIN!!! :woohoo:

khertz
02-18-2013, 01:14 PM
Yay, another trip booked! I don't know how you feel about it, but it's almost kind of exciting not knowing what theme suite you are going to get! Personally, I love all three movies the suites are themed after, so it would be hard for me to choose. Having Disney choose for me would be so fun!

Great photos of the resort. I just get more and more excited about visiting there since a lot of the TR's I am reading have been posting photos from there. :goodvibes Leandra's photo with Scar is perfection! :worship: I love it!

lvcourtneyy
02-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Awesome photo shoot! Your friend definitely had a good idea for a shot with Scar.

How exciting to have another trip booked and so soon! Is that only when you book with a CM discount that you can sign up for a random suite? That's kinda fun to not know what you'll get til you get there!

RachelNinja
02-21-2013, 10:37 AM
Last December, I saw a lot of AoA when my husband went over to explore when I was sick back at our room in Pop. I got to see a lot of the icons as he tried to shoot them artistically and even brought his tripod with him at night. I loved seeing all the new things! But I have to say that your photoshoot with all the poses was EXTREMELY entertaining! Those will be great pictures to save and display :)

BTW I just followed you on Instagram yesterday. I'm @loveandsushi there.

xoSamma
02-21-2013, 07:55 PM
Yall's photo shoot is just so cute! Leandra was right, her Scar picture was TOO funny. Brilliant.

AND YAY FOR GOING TO DISNEY AGAIN!!! :woohoo:

I wish I was as smart as her sometimes!

I'm so excited! Planning Disney trips is like my favorite thing to do!

Yay, another trip booked! I don't know how you feel about it, but it's almost kind of exciting not knowing what theme suite you are going to get! Personally, I love all three movies the suites are themed after, so it would be hard for me to choose. Having Disney choose for me would be so fun!

Great photos of the resort. I just get more and more excited about visiting there since a lot of the TR's I am reading have been posting photos from there. :goodvibes Leandra's photo with Scar is perfection! :worship: I love it!

I was all for going in random! I think it will be a fun surprise! We were torn mostly between cars and nemo. So I'm hoping for one of those 2 but we shall see!

Awesome photo shoot! Your friend definitely had a good idea for a shot with Scar.

How exciting to have another trip booked and so soon! Is that only when you book with a CM discount that you can sign up for a random suite? That's kinda fun to not know what you'll get til you get there!

She was such a good thinker!
I'm thankful that my sister is a CM (and all her discounts) that is the only reason I keep going. Normally I go once every 2 years so I am definitely thankful that I can take these trips.
I'm not sure actually, we went on the CM website and it listed lion king suite, cars suite, and family themed suite which included nemo, lion king and cars. So we chose that one.

Last December, I saw a lot of AoA when my husband went over to explore when I was sick back at our room in Pop. I got to see a lot of the icons as he tried to shoot them artistically and even brought his tripod with him at night. I loved seeing all the new things! But I have to say that your photoshoot with all the poses was EXTREMELY entertaining! Those will be great pictures to save and display :)

BTW I just followed you on Instagram yesterday. I'm @loveandsushi there.

Oh no getting sick in disney must not be fun. Its nice that your husband went and took photos though!
Alicia told me that it was you! She said that you've been reading her trip reports and follow each other on instagram and twitter.

xoSamma
02-21-2013, 07:58 PM
Another Lazy Day

We arrived back to the 50’s section of Pop, which we never really looked around since we were in the first building on the outside.

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This area was really cute, I wish I swam in the bowling pin pool.

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Since we were back in the 50s we went back to our room and grabbed our mugs, off to lunch we go. We decided not to adventure out to another resort and just stay at Pop.
When we got to the food court I was once again lost and didn’t know what to get. Leandra and Andy knew that they were getting the sandwich, I decided to go with the nacho supreme. The CM was waiting for cheese so it took a little longer but we didn’t really have anything planned for the afternoon so it was ok.

2 Turkey Ciabatta

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1 Nacho Supreme

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Leandra told me how there was a guy in line behind her taking pictures of the food, he apologized too her and she said “oh no worries my friend is doing the same exact thing!” I’m sorry I like talking food pics!!

I was so ashamed, I barely made a dent, I let myself down. After we all “finished” our meal we decided to get some sort of ice cream for dessert. Leandra and I went with the ice cream sundaes and Andy got a chocolate milkshake.

Leandra got chocolate ice cream, she ate all of hers

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I got the vanilla, and I made sure I finished all the whipped cream and fudge :rotfl:

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Andy just enjoying his chocolate milkshake

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As we were finishing up I noticed over in corner there were about a hundred yellow water bottles, that’s when I saw a big tour group coming into the food court. That’s when we decided to leave. See ya!

We quickly filled up our mugs and went to the pool. We noticed that all the chairs were wet, so we back tracked to our room and put on our suits and grabbed some towels. We arrived back to our 3 lounge chairs and hoped to check some rays.

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We ended up all falling asleep, after maybe an hour it was getting really warm. So I decided it would be a good idea to swim. When I sat up I saw this precious thing.

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BABY!!! I love babies. Leandra on the other hand was freaking out! She was so worried and asked if the baby was moving. Um no it’s sleeping. She was just worried that the mother wasn’t paying any attention to it. Don’t worry she was!

So anyways we woke up Andy and told him that we were going to go swimming. The pool was chilly, more because it was so warm out. Once you actually got in it wasn’t back at all. About 10 minutes later the weirdest thing happened. There was one random dark cloud, which made it sprinkle just a little over half the pool. The other half was sunny. I wish I could have taken a picture.

We got out around 4 and laid in the sun till 4:30.

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Then we went back to the room to get ready for the night ahead of us! We got changed, grabbed a drink and bags, and headed to the bus stop. The topic on our walk was Dawson Creek, I actually never saw it, Andy watched reruns and Leandra’s Mother wouldn’t allow her to watch it.

When we arrived at the bus stop we went our separate ways, Leandra and I got in the MK line while Andy got in the Epcot line.

RachelNinja
02-22-2013, 12:27 AM
I always have to look at a menu online before heading to a restaurant or food court or I'd be so confounded! I thought it'd be easy to decide at the Pop food court because it was broken up into the different areas, but it actually made it harder! I had to go around and look at all the descriptions and pictures. The plus side is that they do have a ton of options! I had the beef and bleu sandwich with the homemade chips twice during my last trip, and I don't even like roast beef! Those chips are awesome too. Very crunchy and substantial.

Food pictures are a requirement at Disney! They're awesome even when not in Disney, haha, but how can you have a TR without food pics?!?

lvcourtneyy
02-24-2013, 10:35 AM
Our room was in the building to the left of the giant jukebox at POP!

How weird about the rain storm over half the pool! I guess that's Florida weather for you :rotfl2:

I think you must be talking about the same tour group we ran into at the end of our Pop stay. Good call on leaving the food court when they got there!

xoSamma
02-24-2013, 02:03 PM
I always have to look at a menu online before heading to a restaurant or food court or I'd be so confounded! I thought it'd be easy to decide at the Pop food court because it was broken up into the different areas, but it actually made it harder! I had to go around and look at all the descriptions and pictures. The plus side is that they do have a ton of options! I had the beef and bleu sandwich with the homemade chips twice during my last trip, and I don't even like roast beef! Those chips are awesome too. Very crunchy and substantial.

Food pictures are a requirement at Disney! They're awesome even when not in Disney, haha, but how can you have a TR without food pics?!?

I actually looked at a menu for the pop and I wanted the lo mien but they got rid of it I think...:confused3
Thankfully there were so many choices that I could always find something else I wanted. You can't have a trip report with out food pics!!! It just comes to naturally to take pictures of my food now.

Our room was in the building to the left of the giant jukebox at POP!

How weird about the rain storm over half the pool! I guess that's Florida weather for you :rotfl2:

I think you must be talking about the same tour group we ran into at the end of our Pop stay. Good call on leaving the food court when they got there!

We were so close!!!!
I go the other way every time I see a tour group, ain't nobody got time for that :rotfl:

xoSamma
02-24-2013, 02:06 PM
Getting Lost In Disney...
Andy got in the Epcot line because he was going to wait for Alicia to get out of work and then meet us over at Fort Wilderness. So we waited for our bus and both came at the same time, only we got stuck with a scooter and a person not being able to drive it up the bus ramp.


Our bus ride over to the MK was quite entertaining, the bus driver was messing with the bus spiel, a few I remember was

“Please watch your language we have a princess on board”
“Please watch your language we have a pirate on board”
then one said how Magic Kingdom was closed and sorry for any inconvenience

The dad behind us asked if the park was really closed :rotfl:
Nope just the bus driving trying to be funny. After that we started talking to the people sitting across from us, they first said happy birthday to Leandra and asked if this was her first time celebrating her birthday in Disney. The lady then told us how last year was their first time ever to Disney and she came for her birthday and loved it! They were really nice and the kids seemed to be really happy about being at Disney again.

“What your head and step as you disembark…”

We made our way over to the boat docks and caught the fort wilderness boat just in time.
Why hello there Gflo it has been awhile!

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We soon passed the sad River Country…Ma always tells me how Pa lost a diamond from his wedding ring there.

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Soon we were arriving to the first resort I ever stayed at on Disney property.

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We were early so we decided to look around the gift shop. I ended up finding a sweater that I really liked, I just was not a fan of the price. Sadly I didn’t get it.

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After browsing we started our trek over to the buses, passed a long line of people waiting for Hoop Dee Doo, please let me go with you! I love it there, it’s a family tradition even before I was born.

Now it was time to figure out where we needed to go, all I remember from May was that we crossed over a long bridge to the pool. I asked the bus driver and he told me to wait for an orange bus. So we sat and waited, and waited. It was getting dark and soon an orange bus came. We got on and went for an adventure….

Lets just say we ended up getting lost, we didn’t know when to get off and the bus driver didn’t stop long at each stop. That’s when I saw the general store and the pool behind it….yep we were suppose to get off there. I was so confused and disoriented because in May we were dropped off on the other side of the store.

We ended up getting off at some random cabin loop. We looked at the map and back tracked to the store. At this point I thought we wouldn’t be making it so I texted Alicia saying we were lost in fort wilderness. They just arrived and were getting on an Orange bus.

We ended up finding out way to the store and things were looking familiar. Like I said before last time we had to walk through the pool area. I saw the pool and saw the campfire song….we made it!!!

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We made it before Alicia and Andy, we grabbed a bench and watched too little girls run right into each other. The one reminded me so much of honey boo boo she got up, looked at me and said “We’s were both runnin” I just looked at the girl like “she is not my child” That’s when the mother came up and yelled at the girl to say sorry to her daughter.

Later on the same mom let her child go up and play on the stage, which happened to be roped off for a reason…

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I got a call from Alicia, they were lost :rotfl: join the club!
They walked through the store but turned towards the pool and didn’t know where to go, I told them to turn around and go straight. They found the sign and soon we saw them.

Time to make some Smores!

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Chip and Dale came out and it was time to party! This time around we only got to meet dale which was ok.

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They were getting ready to start Cars, at that time we left. We planned on going to the Poly to watch wishes and get myself a dole whip but change of plans!

MelMel11
02-24-2013, 03:13 PM
Count me in!!

khertz
02-25-2013, 11:15 AM
Oh my gosh, I can't believe none of you watched Dawson's Creek! (Says the girl who owns every season on DVD...). I think my eyes bugged out a little when I read that sentence. :rotfl:

I was thinking of maybe doing the campfire sing along with Paxton when we go. It seems like something he would have fun doing. I really don't want to think about getting lost at Fort Wilderness though, that place seems so huge and spread out!!

arbolita
02-25-2013, 11:44 AM
Just saw your TR, and I'm joining in! I follow Alicia on Twitter and have read some of her TRs, so I'm excited to read one of yours as well!

lvcourtneyy
02-25-2013, 05:48 PM
Oh no! Getting all turned around with that is the worst. I'm quite the expert at it :rotfl:

The Campfire looks totally cute! I'll have to add that to my list of things to do on a future trip! That list is growing and growing so long :rotfl2:

xoSamma
02-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Count me in!!

Welcome along on this journey and thank you so much for joining along!!! :wave2:

Oh my gosh, I can't believe none of you watched Dawson's Creek! (Says the girl who owns every season on DVD...). I think my eyes bugged out a little when I read that sentence. :rotfl:

I was thinking of maybe doing the campfire sing along with Paxton when we go. It seems like something he would have fun doing. I really don't want to think about getting lost at Fort Wilderness though, that place seems so huge and spread out!!

I have never seen it nor do I know what it is about. Maybe I should look for it online or something.
The campfire has become one of my favorite things to do! Its also a nice place to get a picture with chip and dale. Its very entertaining, you sing, you dance and you just have a grand old time! I think Paxton would LOVE it! The thing I learned was take the orange bus and get off at the FIRST stop! You wont get lost then.

Just saw your TR, and I'm joining in! I follow Alicia on Twitter and have read some of her TRs, so I'm excited to read one of yours as well!

Welcome!! :hug: Thanks for joining along! I'm glad to have you!

Oh no! Getting all turned around with that is the worst. I'm quite the expert at it :rotfl:

The Campfire looks totally cute! I'll have to add that to my list of things to do on a future trip! That list is growing and growing so long :rotfl2:

YES! You must try the campfire at least once! Its such a fun time and a perfect thing to do when you have a free night at Disney (which is very limited! Gotta stay at those parks all night! :rotfl:)

xoSamma
02-26-2013, 10:33 AM
A Feast For Fatties

Instead of going to the Polynesian we decided to get some dinner at the take out of trails end. How did this even come up? Well Alicia and Andy went to the restrooms at the campfire and saw the menu hanging up. PERFECT! We didn’t have dinner yet tonight.

Next came the lovely part of what bus to get on…NOT AGAIN!
We decided walking back to Pioneer Hall. This is when Alicia and I got into an argument about which way it is. I was of course correct because I walked to the campfire so I knew my directions now!

Lets just take a moment to talk about how perfect this is! In a lot of different loops around the resort the guests had all their Christmas lights up. It was magical

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We finally made it to the front and went to trails end to order some food. As we were ordering I could hear hoop dee doo, there was only a sliding door keeping us apart. We were given a buzzer that would let us know when our food was ready. As we were waiting we decided to play some checkers because we could, then we heard wishes going off.

Soon it was time for food!!! YESSS!!! I waited outside at a picnic table with everyone’s stuff. Then our huge feast came out, really it was a feast! Before we started I ran back inside to fill up my cup. Andy took the rest of the cherry coke, I was a little mad. But then I got sweet tea and everything was all right. But then my night got better and the sliding door opened and I saw like 5 seconds of hoop dee doo. :rotfl:

Now time for some food pics! (WARNING: WE ARE FATTIES!)

Andy got some chicken wings
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Alicia got some nachos

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I got the chicken dinner which I split with Leandra (2 pieces of chicken, 2 sides which we got mac and cheese & French fries, and 2 pieces of corn bread) That was all for 1 quick service credits!

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And because Alicia wasn’t using her food credits for lunch she decided to order a pizza for 2 credits. Pizza party at the room later that night!!! (Told you we are fatties)

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I didn't get any dessert pictures but 3 of us got the apple cobbler and I have to clue what Alicia got.

Overall it was sooo much food and it was very filling. After we ate as much as we could we grabbed the pizza and walked to the store. Leandra had a headache and wanted to get some advil.

WARNING: Story where I think it was funny but it’s actually one of those had to be there to laugh about it…

Alicia purchased the advil with her discount, now near the cashier there is a thing of rock eggs. Andy found an interest with them and started picking them up, me being me (in a mothers tone) told him to put them down. He responded with “but I washed my hands” :rotfl:

We all burst out laughing and the CM who was cashing them out was trying really hard not to laugh. I don’t even know why he said something like that, but he did.

We headed back to the boat dock, we offered a slice of pizza to the CMs but they declined, more for us. On our way back to the MK Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride was playing, this is when we planned the next YOLO trip. On our way back we noticed that Disney lights up River Country at night…how sad!

Shortly we were arriving to the Magic Kingdom, it was a nightmare! The park was closing so the bus lines were crazy! We kept ourselves entertained and talked about les mis (which we are all major musical nerds) then we started talking about the hunger games. Then Alicia told me how I needed to see this peter pan that looks like Peeta, PEETA PAN?! Yes please!

Soon we got on a bus, the bad thing is we had to stand. The ride from MK to Pop seemed like the longest bus ride ever. During this time Leandra started to make a plan as to how to fix her suitcase for the flight home. Her plan was to ask the front desk for packing tape and use the pizza cardboard box.

Will it work? Who knows!

lvcourtneyy
02-26-2013, 05:53 PM
That food looks totally yummy! And that chicken dinner sounds like an awesome deal for 1 quick service credit!

Love those Christmas decorations at Ft. Wilderness! It seems like such a cool place to stay that its ALMOST enough to make me want to camp :lmao:

xoSamma
02-28-2013, 09:58 AM
That food looks totally yummy! And that chicken dinner sounds like an awesome deal for 1 quick service credit!

Love those Christmas decorations at Ft. Wilderness! It seems like such a cool place to stay that its ALMOST enough to make me want to camp :lmao:

It was such a great meal! And for only one credit for the chicken dinner? You really can'y go wrong with that!

I really want to stay at fort wilderness again. I stayed there as a baby so I don't remember anything! I don't get how some people actually decide to camp there, theres no way I could do that.

xoSamma
02-28-2013, 10:00 AM
Magical Moment
The motor coach finally arrived to Pop and we all filed off. We went to the front desk to see if they had any tape. The concierge was just about to close so they had two CM walking the short line helping all they could. We asked if they had tape, the CM went to talk to someone and soon they brought some out. They told us that we should go talk to the luggage guys to see if they had duck tape.

So off we went, Leandra told one of the CM her luggage story and finished off by asking for duck tape because she was going to duck tape the pizza box to her luggage. The CM then asked her a few questions

“how big is your suitcase?”
“how attached are you to this piece of luggage?”

He then went in the back and brought out this funny looking bag. He said it was free of charge and that it would probably work better than the pizza box. He took down our names and room number just in case.

So over all Leandra got a free suitcase. Ask for duck tape get a suitcase. That my friend is winning! :rotfl: MAGICAL MOMENT!!!

We went back to the room and told Alicia and Andy about the free piece of luggage. And then I made Leandra take a photo with it.

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I then tried sitting in it but I thought I was going to break the wheels. After the excitement I decided to have a piece of pizza. Super delicious can’t go wrong! We then got everything ready for the morning because we were finally going to a park!!! I mean it’s about time!

Andy put on criminal minds (one of my favorite shows) and I fell right to sleep.
NEW FANTASYLAND TOMORROW!!!!

xoSamma
02-28-2013, 10:03 AM
Hello New Fantasyland

This morning Leandra’s phone alarm went off at 6 am. Both Leandra and Alicia woke up around 6:15. Alicia went to check a DCP bus at 6:30 and I decided to roll out of bed at 6:40. By 7:15 Leandra and I were at the bus stop. Just in time I might add, since there was a HUGE tour group getting in line right behind us.

We waited and waited and at 7:30 we were making our way onto a motor coach and heading to the magic kingdom! We breezed through the bag check and ticket turnstiles and got a front row view of the morning show.

Good morning, good morning!

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When they were counting down we inched our way over so we could beat the crowd. What a good plan! It made less of the bob and weave down main street. Soon we were approaching the beautiful castle

Reunited and it feels so good!

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First order of business… Space Mountain. Once we walked the ridiculous que line we were boarding into our space shuttle right away. Sadly during these EMH the cameras weren’t on so no photo.

We then did a fast walk over to the new fantasyland.
Buzz and Woody taking over the Magic Kingdom!!!!

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(In October I got the adult buzz hoodie, after that trip they had kids woody hoodies so Alicia being a kind sister bought it with her 40% off discount and I gave her the money. Then for Christmas Alicia got me both the buzz and woody mickey ears)
I was beyond excited to see the new fantasyland, once I saw it I fell in love instantly! We walked over to Ariels castle and got in line, that que is gorgeous, GREAT JOB DISNEY!

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I’m glad we went to this section during the EMH because we were able to get everything done before the crowds came.

Lets take a journey under the sea

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Journey under the sea was such a precious ride, I loved it!
When we came out of the ride I saw them constructing the mine ride, I’m real excited about this one! Keep up the good work boys!

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We back tracked to the beauty and the beast section.

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The only thing we had left to do in the new fantasyland was enchanted tales with belle and try to eat lunch at be our guest.

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So we hopped in the growing line for enchanted tales, we probably waited a good 30 minutes which when you think about it, it’s not all that bad because it’s a show. Leandra was given her disney good deed for the morning…

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Soon we were let into Maurice’s Cottage

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Baby belle and her mother reading Sleeping Beauty

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my hair is a HOT MESS!

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Soon we were moved into Maurice’s work space. The Cast member kept asking people to move forward but everyone went to the back. I knew what was coming so I was going to let people go in front of me. But the CM kept asking and asking so me and Leandra moved up. This room is when you go through the magic mirror it was incredible! When we walked through the lady who stood next to me was like “It was a good thing we moved to the front we got the best view of that mirror!” She was precious.

When you walk through the mirror you are moved to another room where you see the wardrobe.

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In this room a CM tells you that you are going to put on a show and surprise Belle. Then the CM chooses people from the group to be different characters in the story. (I will not lie, I was sad that I was not chosen…) After you practice your parts you are moved into the library, where there are benches to sit on.

Lumiere talks to you, then its show time!

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The Beast and Belle, too precious :rotfl:

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Overall Enchanted Tales with Belle was definitely worth the wait!

lvcourtneyy
02-28-2013, 10:53 AM
Great pictures of the New Fantasyland! I think Under the Sea and Ariel's Grotto are my favorite places on earth! They're so gorgeous.

That wasn't a horrible wait for ETWB! We never got to do it on our trip because the morning we went to New Fantasyland for RD it wasn't open :confused3. We met Ariel and did the ride and came back 15 minutes later and the line was 60 minutes long...:confused3
It looks so awesome though!

khertz
02-28-2013, 11:25 AM
I laughed more at Peeta Pan than anything else in all of your updates! :rotfl2: I so hope you found him and got a picture?!?!

Okay, that is REALLY awesome that the CM gave Leandra some luggage to use! I was trying to imagine how it would go at the airport when she showed up with a pizza box duct taped to a suitcase...you probably avoided being detained by TSA, so good call on the CM to give her a bag. :thumbsup2

Great Enchanted Tales pics! I can't wait to check out the FLE in October!!

xoSamma
03-03-2013, 08:08 PM
Great pictures of the New Fantasyland! I think Under the Sea and Ariel's Grotto are my favorite places on earth! They're so gorgeous.

That wasn't a horrible wait for ETWB! We never got to do it on our trip because the morning we went to New Fantasyland for RD it wasn't open :confused3. We met Ariel and did the ride and came back 15 minutes later and the line was 60 minutes long...:confused3
It looks so awesome though!

I wish I could live in the new fantasyland! :rotfl:
Thats so sad you weren't able to do enchanted tales with belle, it is definitely worth the wait!

I laughed more at Peeta Pan than anything else in all of your updates! :rotfl2: I so hope you found him and got a picture?!?!

Okay, that is REALLY awesome that the CM gave Leandra some luggage to use! I was trying to imagine how it would go at the airport when she showed up with a pizza box duct taped to a suitcase...you probably avoided being detained by TSA, so good call on the CM to give her a bag. :thumbsup2

Great Enchanted Tales pics! I can't wait to check out the FLE in October!!

PEETA! :rotfl: I hope I found him too!
We were shocked when he came out with the bag, sure it wasn't the perfect thing in the world but it got all her stuff back home safely.

xoSamma
03-03-2013, 08:16 PM
Morning in Fantasyland

After exploring the beauty of new fantasyland we decided to go on some rides in fantasyland. First up pooh bear!

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The wait was more like 5 minutes not 10, maybe because we skipped most of the interactive cue.

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After visiting pooh and friends we decided to go to philharmagic, this is one that Leandra remembered seeing the last time she was here. A cast member gave her the disney duty card again. Which was pretty pointless because when we were walking through the que the cast member was telling us that they were getting ready to close the doors. Leandra gave them the wait time card and we went to grab us some seats

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After Philharmagic we hopped in line to take a flight to neverland and see PEETA! While in line a observed 5 people squishing into on little pirate ship :crowded: that probably was not a fun time!

PEETA!!!!

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It was a little after 10 by the time we got off of peter pans flight, I knew I wanted to get in line for be our guest at around 10:30. So we decided to head over to the haunted mansion and go wait in line for lunch.

On our walk to the haunted mansion I spotted the girl disneybounding

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And then we saw this beautiful tower!

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I’m sad that it is just for bathrooms, sorry rapunzel!

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When we arrived at the mansion it said there was a 30 min wait, well that’s no good! We ended up getting in line anyways because its normally the interactive cue that makes the line longer

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We decided to skip the interactive que, which dropped our wait time to like 10 mins. After taking a visit with the 999 ghosts we were ready to dine with a beast!

laurenvic1312959
03-04-2013, 03:55 AM
I'm In :) I love reading about people's experiences at be our guest, it's amazing :) x

lvcourtneyy
03-04-2013, 10:45 AM
You guys got a lot done with no wait! How awesome!

5 people on PP sounds terrible actually lol

Can't wait to hear about your BOG experience:goodvibes

katt789
03-04-2013, 08:24 PM
Looks like a great night, the campfires over there seem like a great way to spend an evening when you’re not in the parks!! Free luggage! Now that’s awesome, definitely a magical moment!

I have to say, I love all of the new fantasyland stuff, and it’s good to know it’s all open during EMH, I was wondering about that for future trips!

Excited to read all about your BOG experience, I absolutely loved it there, it’s beyond incredible!!

RachelNinja
03-04-2013, 11:15 PM
I love how the magic of going on the dark rides doesn't go away even as we get older. The anticipation of and then finally seeing Ariel and Ursula was the best! I couldn't remember the last time I went on a dark ride for the first time, so I felt like such a kid again! Still love Pooh and Peter!

xoSamma
03-05-2013, 07:20 PM
I'm In :) I love reading about people's experiences at be our guest, it's amazing :) x

Thanks for joining along! :wave2:

You guys got a lot done with no wait! How awesome!

5 people on PP sounds terrible actually lol

Can't wait to hear about your BOG experience:goodvibes

The EMHs are always a perfect time to get things done!
I dont get why you would want to cram into one of them. hopefully they learned their lesson.

Looks like a great night, the campfires over there seem like a great way to spend an evening when you’re not in the parks!! Free luggage! Now that’s awesome, definitely a magical moment!

I have to say, I love all of the new fantasyland stuff, and it’s good to know it’s all open during EMH, I was wondering about that for future trips!

Excited to read all about your BOG experience, I absolutely loved it there, it’s beyond incredible!!


The campfire is awesome! I love it there, perfect way to end a night when your not in a park.
I was actually surprised that it was opened for the morning EMHs I am really glad it is though! Be our guest was AWESOME!!!! I loved it.


I love how the magic of going on the dark rides doesn't go away even as we get older. The anticipation of and then finally seeing Ariel and Ursula was the best! I couldn't remember the last time I went on a dark ride for the first time, so I felt like such a kid again! Still love Pooh and Peter!

I love the dark rides! It makes me feel like a child again, some may think that they are dumb but I think they are perfect. Ariel was so exciting the first time, so much stuff to look at and take it all in.

xoSamma
03-05-2013, 07:28 PM
Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest

Once we got off the haunted mansion we booked it over to be our guest. The restaurant opens at 11 so we wanted to make sure we got in line early. By the time we got arrived it was already 10:45. When we got there a line was already being wrapped around the bridge.

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we quickly jumped in the line and over heard a cast member say that it is normally a 30-40 minute wait from where we were standing. Then he added that they have been opening it up at 10:30 because of how popular it was. I wish I would have known.

While in line we had a family in front of comment on my toy story toms and asked if I got them done in DTD, nope made them myself. We then had a long conversation about how I made them and such.

Behind us was a family who must have had a cm family member because she was talking about this place non stop! What her favorite dish was and how she wasn’t going to go to dinner till the quality went up and it got better reviews.

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we kept inching our way up closer and closer to the doors, getting more and more excited in at each step.

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and then we made it to the front of the line!!!

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Once you enter the castle you enter another line!

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In this line we had a dad with three little girls. They were definitely a handful! Me and Leandra helped the dad keep them all together to get through the line so they could order. They were all over place… running under the ropes, smacking each other in the face, climbing on things. If that’s how I acted as a child I would have been dead meat!

Before you order you enter a room with knights, if you listen closely you can hear them snoring :rotfl:

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Soon it was time to order! First they scan a rose and give it to you, with that you take it to another CM who takes your order

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After you order the CM will tell you to go find a seat and once you choose a table to put the rose in the middle. Once the rose is placed on the table this signals the CMs that you are ready for you meal and then they bring it out.

We of course had to look in all 3 rooms before choosing a table. Leandra really wanted to eat in the west wing but there were no tables so we went with y choice and ate in the ballroom right by the window, which had falling snow! Magical

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Our food arrived to Braised Pork -Slow cooked with vegetables and bacon with mashed potatoes and Green beans Jardiniere

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This was faboulus! So delicious I can’t wait to go back and have some more. For dessert we got the chocolate cupcake. It was really good, the only bad thing about it was the wrapper.

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After such a delicious meal we decided to go back around to the different rooms and take photos.

The main ballroom is gorgeous! I told my sister to have her wedding here instead since she is having a beauty and the beast themed wedding in September.

Next was the west wing, this room is on the dark side.

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Then the other room I took millions of photos of

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arbolita
03-06-2013, 01:51 PM
I loved Be Our Guest, especially the setting and looking at all the pictures they had around the Rose Room. Can't wait to go back there again!

Grumpy's Wife
03-06-2013, 04:06 PM
That place is amazing. I can't wait to try it when I go in June.

khertz
03-08-2013, 11:51 AM
So excited about Be Our Guest! Literally every TR I'm reading right now has a BOG experience, so it's just getting me more and more ready to try it out in October!

Okay, yeah, that dad needed to lay the smackdown on those kids. Dead meat wouldn't even scratch the surface of where I would have been if I'd have acted like that as a child!

lvcourtneyy
03-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Awesome BoG pictures!! How long did you guys end up waiting? Was it 30-40 minutes like predicted?

rachel09985
03-08-2013, 09:44 PM
I hope that BOG line gets shorter soon! I hate waiting that long for a counter service! That is funny about those little kids in line. I had that happen to me in ETWB. The dad was sooo mean to the kids though.

That is soo nice that they gave you guys that free luggage. How kind!

okw19
03-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Hi there! I'm joining in! Loving your TR so far, and I cannot wait to read more. I'm glad you finally made it to a park.
When I was in MK this November, I had the same problem with the cupcake wrapper. So annoying!

xoSamma
03-09-2013, 09:01 PM
I loved Be Our Guest, especially the setting and looking at all the pictures they had around the Rose Room. Can't wait to go back there again!

I loved it there! They definitely did a GREAT job!

That place is amazing. I can't wait to try it when I go in June.

You are going to love it! Its so much better in person

So excited about Be Our Guest! Literally every TR I'm reading right now has a BOG experience, so it's just getting me more and more ready to try it out in October!

Okay, yeah, that dad needed to lay the smackdown on those kids. Dead meat wouldn't even scratch the surface of where I would have been if I'd have acted like that as a child!

You are going to fall in love with it, I just know it!
Some parents these days I just don't understand!!!

Awesome BoG pictures!! How long did you guys end up waiting? Was it 30-40 minutes like predicted?

It was probably around the half hour like the CM said. The wait was totally worth it also. I know a lot of people say that they don't want to have to wait for a quick service meal but I thought it was definitely worth it.

I hope that BOG line gets shorter soon! I hate waiting that long for a counter service! That is funny about those little kids in line. I had that happen to me in ETWB. The dad was sooo mean to the kids though.

That is soo nice that they gave you guys that free luggage. How kind!

I think it was really worth the wait. And if you get in line early you will get in there before lunch time.

Hi there! I'm joining in! Loving your TR so far, and I cannot wait to read more. I'm glad you finally made it to a park.
When I was in MK this November, I had the same problem with the cupcake wrapper. So annoying!

Welcome and thank you for taking time out of your day to read along! :wave2:
But really they need to fix that cupcake wrapper problem!!!

xoSamma
03-09-2013, 09:12 PM
AHHHH I leave for Disney tomorrow for 5 days at the Art of Animation! I am beyond excited to spend the time with my YOLO family again, we had such a fun time in May I know its going to be a blast again! If you are interested in following along on YOLO part dos I will be tweeting & instagraming around the world, you can find me at @samma507
So I am waiting for Brittany to arrived and decided that I would try to get an update or two finished before we leave.

There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

After lunch we headed back over to tomorrowland. There we decided to go on buzz, the wait was outside the building but with a continuous line we were on in no time

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One day I will max out, the worst part is I know where all the big targets are yet I still cant do it.
My score

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Leandras score

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Since we were in tomorrowland we decided to snag some fastpasses for space mountain. From there we went on the people mover and then to my all time favorite Carousel of Progress!!!

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I dont know what it is about this show but I have such a love for it. I dont even know when it started, it was forever ago.
Anyways when we were watching the last scene a CM came over the loud speaker telling someone to stay seating. Which I guess that person did not get the message because the CM had to keep telling them. This lead to us having to watch that scene one more time.

We had time to kill before our fastpasses were good. Our game plan was to go get fastpasses for Big Thunder but on our way the laugh floor caught our eye. We got in line just as they were closing the door for the next show. So we waited and made a game plan for after the show.

I love the laugh show! It is always a good time.
When the show ended it was time to use our fastpasses off to space we go!
Thats when I saw a huge tour group with there huge stack of fast passes. I quickly grabbed my fastpass in hopes of beating them, thats when Leandra couldnt find heres. It was looking like we were going to get stuck behind them, but out of luck Leandra found heres and we breezed right passed them.

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After such a busy morning and afternoon in tomorrowland and fantasyland I was ready for a dole whip. Off to aloha isle we go!
On our way there we saw this guy rolling his suitcase around

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I thought it would be a real quick stop, grab a dole whip and get a seat for the parade. That was not the case! The line was forever long, but there were only 7 people in front of me yet it took a good 30 minutes to order.

The only good thing about waiting was that peter came skipping by saying hi to everyone (unfortunately it was not peeta :rotfl:)

While in line I over heard two girls talking about how the time on there fastpass was over and that they couldnt use it. Thats when I the girl behind them butted into their conversation telling them that the CMs at the ride have to let you in. She says that it doesnt matter. I was the one listening in on there conversation saying in my head she is wrong! And then I heard her say that she is a Merchandise CM. It was a big mess but I didnt want to butt in and say that she was wrong.

After years and years of waiting I finally got my beloved dole whip!

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We booked it back to the hub to try and find a place to stand for the parade. On our way over we saw peter pan again. He was on his way back to get ready for the parade

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We found a perfect spot! It was behind a family who was sitting so I had a perfect view. That was until an annoying family came over and started inching there way in front of us. Then I overheard them say they wanted to go on toy story mania but they couldnt find it on the map.

Me and Leandra moved down more, I didnt have a perfect view but it would have to do. I was just there to see if Peeta was in the parade (Alicia told me he is normally in day parade) Heres to hoping!

xoSamma
03-09-2013, 09:16 PM
Celebrate A Dream Come True

It was finally time for the parade to start!

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first out was the grand marshal

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Celebrate A Dream Come True,
and you might just find a wish for you.
When you close your eyes, then you realize,
any dream is possible

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one of my all time favorites! (And Leandra’s arm….)

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The main man! MICKEY MOUSE!!!!

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Alicia’s all time favorite bert

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Mary Poppins, she is practically perfect in every way

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And then it was the moment of truth…..PEETA?!

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Yep that’s peeta! (Alicia confirmed it later that night)
I was sad that I was on the wrong side but its okay maybe next time.

Next came my dream role

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Forget being a disney princess I was to be an ugly step sister! They are just so funny and have the perfect life.

Last but not least, all the princes and princesses

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After the parade ended we decided to walk through the castle and look in the shops.
Leandra wanted to get a princess crown, she looked at all of them and ended up loving the tinkerbell one (She loves fairies so it only make sense) Unfortunately she decided not to get it.

We left and decided to head over to big thunder

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marDgreen88
03-10-2013, 12:16 PM
I love CoP too!

Omg, I really don't like it when CMs don't know what they're talking about. It's like hi, you work here, you should know! Hahah.

PEETA PAN! That's brilliant. And I had to laugh at the family who couldn't find TSMM... in Magic Kingdom. :lmao:

Have a wonderful time in Disney!

lvcourtneyy
03-10-2013, 03:11 PM
I agree with you, I really adore the CoP for some reason. I think it's just a classic Disney thing that you'd never find anywhere else!

Love the Peter Pan picture!

Celebrate a Dream is my favorite favorite parade. I will watch it whenever possible lol. And I agree the stepsisters are so amazing.

Have an awesome time in Disney! I don't twitter but I just started following you on Instagram! I'm @rncourtney !

khertz
03-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Peeta Pan! Even from the side, you can still see how he looks like Peeta. :goodvibes It's funny because Paxton insists on listening to Dream Along with Mickey in the car every single day, and whenever Captain Hook says Peter Pan, he sounds like he is saying Peeta Pan which makes me think of this and thus makes me laugh. :rotfl:

katt789
03-10-2013, 08:55 PM
Ah BOG is so amazing, I absolutely love it there!! I have to admit, I’d DIE if I could have my wedding reception there! When we did lunch there there were CMs taking surveys on the way out asking about how the meal went and if there was anything that could have made it better and we jokingly mentioned if they offered wedding receptions and the guy actually wrote it down! Fingers crossed! It’d be beautiful!

So excited to hear all about your next trip! I’m following you on instagram now! Love it!

Man, some people’s conversations in Disney crack me up, and the amount of people that do no research before going blows my mind!

Nice parade shots, love the Hatter’s expression in that one too! Lol!

xoSamma
03-15-2013, 06:26 PM
I love CoP too!

Omg, I really don't like it when CMs don't know what they're talking about. It's like hi, you work here, you should know! Hahah.

PEETA PAN! That's brilliant. And I had to laugh at the family who couldn't find TSMM... in Magic Kingdom. :lmao:

Have a wonderful time in Disney!

But really she was telling the girls that she was suppose to tell guests that. Wrong... I wonder if they ever got on the ride.
Oh thank you! I had a fantastic time!

I agree with you, I really adore the CoP for some reason. I think it's just a classic Disney thing that you'd never find anywhere else!

Love the Peter Pan picture!

Celebrate a Dream is my favorite favorite parade. I will watch it whenever possible lol. And I agree the stepsisters are so amazing.

Have an awesome time in Disney! I don't twitter but I just started following you on Instagram! I'm @rncourtney !

CoP just makes me really happy. Maybe it is because it is a disney classic and that walt actually worked on it.
The step sisters have the best job, they just get to be goofy. I love it!

Peeta Pan! Even from the side, you can still see how he looks like Peeta. :goodvibes It's funny because Paxton insists on listening to Dream Along with Mickey in the car every single day, and whenever Captain Hook says Peter Pan, he sounds like he is saying Peeta Pan which makes me think of this and thus makes me laugh. :rotfl:

YESSS!!!! he will forever be Peeta pan now! :rotfl:

Ah BOG is so amazing, I absolutely love it there!! I have to admit, I’d DIE if I could have my wedding reception there! When we did lunch there there were CMs taking surveys on the way out asking about how the meal went and if there was anything that could have made it better and we jokingly mentioned if they offered wedding receptions and the guy actually wrote it down! Fingers crossed! It’d be beautiful!

So excited to hear all about your next trip! I’m following you on instagram now! Love it!

Man, some people’s conversations in Disney crack me up, and the amount of people that do no research before going blows my mind!

Nice parade shots, love the Hatter’s expression in that one too! Lol!



It would be a perfect place for a wedding reception, Disney could really make some good money on that.
I love listening to some peoples conversations. sometimes I question if they really being serious or not.

xoSamma
03-15-2013, 07:25 PM
Just got back home yesterday from one of the best Disney trips I have ever taken! It's sad to be back home but I'm excited to share it with all of you very soon! There was a lot of pictures, videos and note taking on this trip, so a trip report is on its way real soon :thumbsup2

Tea Party with Pirates and Peeta

We made our way over to big thunder and got some fastpasses for 4:45, that left us with 40 minutes. We decided to head over to pirates to take a visit with George. There we saw the new addition…..the mermaids!

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After our pirates adventure we browsed the gift shop where Leandra found a shirt she loved.

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We still have a couple minutes to spare so we decided to take a ride on a flying carpet. Nothing to exciting happened. Once we got off we browsed all the shops near by. There I took a picture of Agrabah Bazaar for Alicia thinking one day her “friend” would be working here. That has yet to happen.

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Leandra was ready to use one of her snack credits at sunshine tree terrace. Here she got a mocha with chocolate ice cream.

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As I waited for her to order I grabbed us a table and took notes for this trip report. A lady came up to me and asked me where I got my woody ears, I told her I got them for a Christmas gift but she could find them on Main Street.

Leandra got her mocha float and inhaled it

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Once she finished her delicious concoction it was time to use our fastpasses. Out of all the rows on the train we were put in the front. I am not a fan of the front car at all, there is no wildest ride when you are ridding in to front. It was a little disappointing so we decided to grab another fastpass in hopes of getting a better cart next time.

We passed splash which happened to be the saddest view I have ever seen

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We walked past the castle where dream along with mickey was going on. And who happened to be on stage? Peter pan! Not peeta but its ok. He just so happens to be my new Disney love. He’s a child I’m a child it works out perfectly! :rotfl:

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We didn’t watch the whole show, just enough so I could snap a picture of peter. We headed to the tea cups, let the dizziness begin!

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We decided to browse the shops on Main Street because we had time to kill before our redo on big thunder. Leandra wanted to by a pair of mickey ears and picked up the head band one with the colorful veil with a butterfly. Leandra being Leandra put it back just like the crown situation earlier in the day.

The it was time for some BIG THUNDER!
As we waited in the fast pass line there was a little girl in front of us. She told us how much she loved our outfits. Then proceeded to ask us random questions. She asked Leandra where she got her rings and she asked me where I got my camera. That’s when we realized her dad was NOT the guy in front of us and that her family was already in the line. HOW DO YOU JUST LEAVE YOUR CHILD?!

We were put in the middle of the train, not as fun as the back but way better than being in the front.

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We were getting a little hungry so we went on a search for some dinner!
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lvcourtneyy
03-17-2013, 08:33 PM
I'm glad you had another wonderful trip! I enjoyed seeing the pictures on Instagram! Can't wait for the TR!

Love the spinning pictures on the teacups!

That was a sad view of Splash mountain. I can't wait to see it open and fun again!

xoSamma
03-18-2013, 08:26 PM
I'm glad you had another wonderful trip! I enjoyed seeing the pictures on Instagram! Can't wait for the TR!

Love the spinning pictures on the teacups!

That was a sad view of Splash mountain. I can't wait to see it open and fun again!

Oh Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!

I really miss splash so much, I can't wait till I can be reunited again :lovestruc

xoSamma
03-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Celebrate The Magic

We ended up eating at Cosmic Rays, it has a nice selection of foods and we wanted to eat and get a spot for Celebrate the Magic & Wishes. I knew I wanted some chicken fingers because I’m a child. Leandra walked around to see what caught her eye. She came back over to where I was waiting in line telling me she wanted the chicken nuggets but also wanted to try the chili cheese dog. We ended up splitting the chicken nuggets and hot dog meals.

When I ordered the CM was so funny, I asked for a medium pop because I wanted the Christmas cup but she switched it over to a large telling me “You’re on the meal plan why wouldn’t you want a large? Don’t you know you can’t get refills?”

As I was waiting for her to get her food I heard the CMs singing happy birthday to her…precious.
We ended up grabbing a seat outside over looking the castle.

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chicken nuggets & chocolate cake

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Chili Cheese hot dog

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At about 7:15 we decided to wrap up our dinner and walked back to find a spot. The main street electrical parade was going on so I snapped a picture of Alice for Brittany because that is one of her favorite characters (Not really though…)

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There was no one around on the pathway were I normally stand, but soon as it got closer to 7:45 people started show up. Then it was time for Celebrate the Magic

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My all time favorite part…WRECK IT RALPH! I have a huge obsession with this movie.

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The floating lanterns are beautiful

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Then there was Merida which I like to call her MUR-DUHHHH

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Overall I like the concept of Celebrate the Magic BUT I love the music for magic memories and you so much more.

Then it was wishes, which is always perfect!
We ended up following the crowd and left the park around 8:20. Alicia had texted me earlier saying that her and Andy were going to downtown disney. So me and Leandra walked over to the Contemporary to catch a bus to DTD. This was a really poor choice.

I hate the DTD buses they always take the longest time to show up. Once it did there was a huge line of us waiting to board. A lady tried to give up her sit to me but I declined, I’m younger than you I will bus surf! We had to go to Poly which made no sense because no one was getting off and there was no room. On our way to DTD I’m so surprised I didn’t just fall asleep. My feet where killing me, my knees where locked and I just wanted to sit.

At 9:30 we were pulling into the market place. We met up with Alicia and Andy at the pin store where Leandra bought her dad a Germany pin because that was one thing he asked for. We then went to Basin where Andy bought the hand scrub (this is the guy who thought it was sooo weird) Then we went to WoD I purchased a child’s long sleeve jersey shirt and Leandra got the tinkerbell crewneck.

Next we stopped in goofys to get some snacks and then went back to the resort. The AoA bus just pulled in so we hopped on that bus and walked back to Pop. When we got back to the room we had a pizza party with the pizza from the previous night.

My sister was kind enough to purchase me Laila from Norway with her discount earlier that day.

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We all packed up our stuff because tomorrow would be our last day in disney. Went to sleep around 1am, early and busy day tomorrow!

xoSamma
03-18-2013, 08:32 PM
America's Funniest Home Videos

It was our last day in Disney, we woke up around 6:50am got everything ready to take down to storage. While I was waiting for everyone else I had some apple cobbler from Trails end for breakfast. By 7:50 we were checking our luggage to send to the airport and putting our carry ons in storage.
We got in line for Hollywood studios at 8:10 and got here by 8:30

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Hollywood Studios opened at 9 so we had to keep ourselves occupied. The turnstile lines where already miles long so we went over to the cast member turnstile that had no one in it since Alicia was using her holiday pass to get us in.

The CM at the turnstile took Alicia’s pass scanned it and gave us our day pass that way when they opened the park we just had to walk through the stroller gate. As we waited a group of new DCPers walked in and had a tour of the park they would be working in

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A family came over to complain about something. Then they complained about how they lost their spot in line. They were still in front of us when they opened the park and we were getting ansty because we didn’t have to go through the turnstile.

The CM opened the gate and let the family in and we followed along because we could. The dad yelled at us and Alicia shot back saying that we already scanned our tickets they were the ones who rudely cut us.

We walked over to toy story mania and got fast passes for 9:40. Since we were they we hopped in the none existent line.

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Next we walked down sunset boulevard and the opening music started right at 9am. Tower of Terror wasn’t opened yet and there was already a line forming so we headed to RnR. As we got in line a family cut under the chains after getting fastpasses. The second family of the day to cut us.

After RnR we headed to ToT and waited probably not even 5 minutes. We got front row and saw the ghosts in the elevator shafts! Sally Shine to be exact. It was a good start to the morning. We grabbed fastpasses and went to starring roles.

Alicia got a bagel and then we headed to Toy Story to use our fastpasses. On the way there we saw an AFV sign to be part of the audience at 10:30.

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Since we got all the three things we wanted to get done we decided to check out what the AFV thing was. We walked down the streets of America and went found CMs standing around. We were ushered into a theater that is never used and got into a line.

That’s when we found out we would be voting for the $100,000 winner! It was pretty exciting I texted my ma real quick telling her because we always wondered who chose the winners.

We choose a seat and they played some videos.

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We were than given a ballot. We watched all 6 videos and then were told to mark our ballot.

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For voting we got a free tshirt!

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I ended up watching the episode when it was on tv, the winner was not the one I chose. The winner was Santa Call which to me seemed really staged but it is what it is.

It was definitely a cool experience and I’m glad we decided to check it out.

lvcourtneyy
03-18-2013, 09:26 PM
Cosmic rays is pretty awesome for QS food!


I love Celebrate the Magic and I finally just watched Wreck-it Ralph and now I'm obsessed! It's so cute.

Oh no I hate the last day of Disney trips. Ugh so many rude people so early in the morning.

Cool experience with AFV!

khertz
03-19-2013, 11:00 AM
I'm excited to see the new Castle show, especially Ralph! We are nuts about that movie in our house right now. DH has taught Paxton to say "no cuts, no buts, no coconuts." Lol

Boo for last Disney morning and rude line cutters. I hate people who think the rules apply to everyone but them! But the AFV thing sounds pretty cool. :)

tinkgurl
03-19-2013, 01:04 PM
I cannot wait to see the new Castle show. It will still be going on in May right? What time do you recommend getting a spot for it?

How cool you got to do the AFV thing! I'd love to do that.

Love your Woody hat and sweatshirt. :cool1:

marDgreen88
03-19-2013, 01:59 PM
WRECK IT RALPH IS ON THE NEW SHOW?!?!?!?! OOOOOOOh my goodness. I too have an obsession with that movie, WOW. That's really exciting to me. Can't wait to see it!!!

Actually I feel like I knew that before, but I think that was the first picture I saw of it. Please excuse me. :laughing:

Line cutters are stupid. TSMM is not.

Okay, awesome! Me and my group once got approached at DHS and the guy was talking about AFV, but I wasn't listening because I had to take pictures (of course) and I never knew what it was about... so now I do! How cool! :goodvibes

ETA: I just found you (from Kristen mentioning you) on twitter and requested to follow you! So incase you didn't know, that's me... same name on there. Yay for twitter. :)

xoSamma
03-22-2013, 11:13 AM
Cosmic rays is pretty awesome for QS food!


I love Celebrate the Magic and I finally just watched Wreck-it Ralph and now I'm obsessed! It's so cute.

Oh no I hate the last day of Disney trips. Ugh so many rude people so early in the morning.

Cool experience with AFV!

I love cosmic rays, you can always find something there.
Wreck-it Ralph is perfect I am totally in love with it! And the fact that its in Celebrate the Magic is just awesome.


I'm excited to see the new Castle show, especially Ralph! We are nuts about that movie in our house right now. DH has taught Paxton to say "no cuts, no buts, no coconuts." Lol

Boo for last Disney morning and rude line cutters. I hate people who think the rules apply to everyone but them! But the AFV thing sounds pretty cool. :)

The Wreck it Ralph section in the castle show is definitely my FAVORITE of the whole show. Oh my goodness that has to be the cutest thing to hear. That's my brothers favorite line but he is 17 so its not really cute when he says it :rotfl:

I cannot wait to see the new Castle show. It will still be going on in May right? What time do you recommend getting a spot for it?

How cool you got to do the AFV thing! I'd love to do that.

Love your Woody hat and sweatshirt. :cool1:

YES! It will be showing till they decided they don't like it, like what they did with magic, memories, and you. I normally get there 30-20 mins early so I know I have a spot. Some nights they have 2 showings of it. I go to the first one that way I can also watch wishes which starts 5 mins after Celebrate the Magic. The Main Street Electrical parade is going on when I get a spot, so be aware of that. It all depends where you want to stand. I normally stand in the walkway that leads from main street to the tomorrowland bridge.

WRECK IT RALPH IS ON THE NEW SHOW?!?!?!?! OOOOOOOh my goodness. I too have an obsession with that movie, WOW. That's really exciting to me. Can't wait to see it!!!

Actually I feel like I knew that before, but I think that was the first picture I saw of it. Please excuse me. :laughing:

Line cutters are stupid. TSMM is not.

Okay, awesome! Me and my group once got approached at DHS and the guy was talking about AFV, but I wasn't listening because I had to take pictures (of course) and I never knew what it was about... so now I do! How cool! :goodvibes

ETA: I just found you (from Kristen mentioning you) on twitter and requested to follow you! So incase you didn't know, that's me... same name on there. Yay for twitter. :)

I love when people have the same wreck-it ralph obsession like me! YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT! IT'S PERFECT!
We asked a CM with a sign by TSM but they told us to walk over there and ask that CM. It was definitely a cool experience that you can't get in Disney everyday.

xoSamma
03-22-2013, 12:23 PM
An Adventure to Epcot

After voting for AFV we headed over to tower of terror to use our fastpasses. On our way there we saw that the citizens of Hollywood were out! They are my favorite and by that I mean Paige Turner is my favorite, I sing the bathroom song all the time that her and Bucky greenhorn sing.

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I was also glad to see her back because she was gone for some time.
The show was ending so we ended up following there little parade down Sunset Boulevard.

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We enjoyed one last ride on ToT for this trip. In my notes I put “no ghosts this time” :rotfl: It’s always a sad time when you don’t see them ghosts in the elevator shaft. But then I think most people probably never seen them because they don’t know they are there.
Before we left Hollywood studios we decided to go get from free popcorn. Alicia got a holiday packet with free popcorn vouchers in it for being a CM. Pretty cool!
As we waited the Disney Channel Rocks show passed by, oh how I wish I could be one of them unfortunately it’s going to be gone for forever.

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Enjoying some free popcorn!

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We decided to walk to Epcot from Hollywood Studios, it was such a nice day and the walk there is maybe only 10-15 mins.

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It got real warm, the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day!
Andy stopped to look at the ducks.

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During our walk we saw about 4 different people running, I’m assuming that they were getting ready for Marathon Weekend which was just a day away!

We soon made it to the Boardwalk

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We stopped into Seashore sweets because we still had some snack credits to use up before we left. There was an annoying family who did not watch there children and they were just getting into everything!
Andy picked up some princess candy, which were like runts. When he tried to use them the CM said that his card wasn’t working. What?! So Alicia gave the lady her card she swiped it and said no. Now this CM was not very nice so we Andy decided not to get them and we left. On our way to Epcot we were worried that we wouldn’t be able to use our last meal credit because our cards weren’t working.

On our way to Epcot we passed a wedding party. Then we arrived to Epcot. Alicia took a picture with her least favorite character.

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So much love!!!

xoSamma
03-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Test Track to Mars

So we entered Epcot through the international Gateway and headed to the front of the park. My main mission was to ride the new test track!

On our way there we ended up following the segway tour group

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We got to test track and talked to the CM because we had the fastpass for 3 from the whole bag situation but we had four people. The CM didn’t give us a problem at all and gave us an extra fastpass.

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So we walked through the doors to the redesigned test track. Doesn’t even feel like the old building. And it was a really sad moment. We went to the left where we had to grab a white card

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from there you take the card and scan it to the computer where you will be making your own car.
Here’s my problem with the fast pass line
1) It’s a mess, you go to a screen when ones free but waiting for your group creates a traffic jam
2) You don’t get a long time making your car
3) You don’t even really get to design your car

If you want a better experience I would say do the stand by wait. We didn’t do it this trip but we did in march and it’s a LOT better. You actually get to choose a lot more things about your car and you get way more time.

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Once you finish getting your car you wait in another line where you see a huge room of the stand-by riders making there cars. After that you move to the line where they mesh the stand-by and fastpass line. This is the same exact room from the old building.

The CM puts you on a number for the ride and you scan you car to your seat.

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Throughout the ride you do different tests and after each one they rate all the different cars people made in your vehicle. Warning: fastpass cars are rarely up on the scoreboard.

Overall I understand where they are coming from but I liked the other one a lot more. Everyone has their own opinions and I think they shouldn’t have fixed something that wasn’t broken. (I understand that its now chevy)

After the ride you keep your card because there are different games you can play with your car. Andy enjoyed racing

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After all the fun we had on Test Track we headed over to Mission Space. We decided to go on the green side because we knew Andy wouldn’t be able to handle the orange side. So Leandra and I grabbed fast passes that way we could do the orange side later.

Acting like children Andy and Alicia were using there pass as a weapon and snapping it on our legs. While we were goofy off Andy’s pull string bag broke. That’s what happens when you goof off. I asked him how it broke he responded “You were chasing me” :rotfl: The things that kid says

While we were getting our instructions Leandra was to busy being happy about the storage compartments. Oh the little things!

We got situated into our rocket and off to Mars we go. My all time favorite thing to do on this ride it play with all the buttons.

Mission Complete. Welcome to Mars

xoSamma
03-24-2013, 06:41 PM
Last Moments in Epcot

After our mission to mars it was time to tackle the world showcase. Which we only did Mexico and Norway because we were running out of time. First up Mexico where I took the traditional Alicia and Andy photo. They take a photo in front of the Mexico pavilion each trip because that is where he proposed. San Angel inn is there all time favorite place to eat.

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We hopped on the boat ride and this is the moment where I realized how tired I was. The boat ride is so relaxing I could take a nap….but there’s NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY! Especially not on the last day!!!

Next it was time to go to my favorite, Norway or what I like to call it NORVAY!!!!
I was going to get a school bread but we decided it would be best to go on Maelstrom first.

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Wearing my Norvay shirt in Norvay!!!

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Then I saw the saddest thing in my entire life!!!

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Just kidding I don’t have time to watch that! I got to get me a delicious school bread!
I got it to go because we were headed to lunch.

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They put a good dollop of custard on top, my favorite.

We split up for lunch, Alicia and Andy went to Mexico and Leandra and I headed over to sunshine seasons. On our walk back to future world we decided that we wouldn’t use our fastpass for Mission Space because we didn’t have enough time. We did however make a stop over to club cool so Leandra could try some Beverly. She was not a fan at all.

I also pointed out the center of disney world to Leandra

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This isn't actually the center anymore but I still tell myself it is. I have always been fascinated in the details & secrets in Disney world. I use to have folders for each park and there secrets, that’s how crazy of a child I was.

We walked to the land pavilion and I was so excited to get my all time favorite Land grown Caesar salad. When I was cashing out the CM asked me what my school bread was. She thought they got new desserts, nope I just purchased it in Norway.

My Caesar salad (Which I love!) and crème brulee (Which I was not a fan of at all)

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Leandra got the sweet and sour chicken (I believe) and some rice.

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for dessert she got the cappuccino cupcake, which she really enjoyed!

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We had about a half hour left before we had to leave. We found Alicia and Andy and we decided to use our last fast pass for soarin. The CM was not very understanding like the one at Test Track. That’s when I head a snotty teenage girl telling her friend that we were lying to the CM and that we didn’t even have a fastpass. I was about to say something but decided not to because I didn’t want to be crabby on my last day in Disney.

So we talked to the CM at the desk and she gave us fastpasses. I secretly wished we were on the same ride with those girls but we weren’t. I told Leandra and Alicia about what happened and they both said they wish they would have heard because they would’ve given them a piece of their minds :rotfl:

When we boarded I made sure to place my school bread carefully under my seat because I wouldn’t want to ruin the dollop. Once we got off soarin we rushed over to mouse gears because Leandra wanted to get the Alice Tea for someone back home. We got to the bus stop at 3, where there was an AoA bus waiting and no Pop bus, so we jumped on that bus and made our way back.

When we got to AoA we browsed through the gift shop because Andy still needed to use his snack credit still. He ended up getting some sour gummy worms. We headed over to Pop century got our bags from storage and waited for the Magical Express to pick us up.

xoSamma
03-24-2013, 07:03 PM
Now It's Time to Say Goodbye

The Magical Express came, We said goodbye to Alicia. She had to catch a bus to get to work. When we got on the bus it was that time of the trip when Andy goes quiet. I ended up falling asleep on the ride to the airport.

As I was getting up to get off the bus I almost dropped my school bread and the dollop got crushed!!! NOOOO!!!!

We went through security with no problem, got changed into pants and hoodies then found our gate. There were no seats open that had plug nearby so we opted to seat on the ground.

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Our flight back home was uneventful, I fell asleep for most of it until the end when my ear decided to having this horrible pain like someone was stabbing me. We landed safely, we got our luggage and Burke came to pick us up and dropped me off at home.

Welcome back to reality!

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My second trip report has come and gone but I enjoyed reliving and sharing my trip with all of you! I’m happy to say that I wont be gone from the Dis because it’s time to start up a new trip report!!!

Once again I would like to thank every single one of you who took time out of your day to read my trip report! :hug:

katt789
03-24-2013, 07:53 PM
Glad the CM at TT was understanding with the FP, and I have to agree that the new design of TT just isn't that good, I liked the old one much better! Aside from the snooty girls it seems like a pretty awesome way to end a trip at Disney!

I really enjoyed the TR and am looking forward to reading the next one to hear all about it! What I saw on instagram looked pretty awesome!

lvcourtneyy
03-25-2013, 08:31 AM
Aww Disney trips ending is so sad! But at least you had an awesome last day and didn't say anything to the annoying girls (even though they deserved it)!

And the pictures in front of Mexico are so adorable. How awesome that he proposed there.

Awesome trip report! I can't wait for the next one

wiigirl
03-25-2013, 10:00 AM
Awesome TR! :thumbsup2

marDgreen88
03-25-2013, 10:10 AM
Great job with this TR! Excited for the next one! :)

khertz
03-25-2013, 10:43 AM
The pictures of Alicia & Andy are so cute! They look so in love. And how freaking cool to get engaged in Epcot?!

So sorry about the demise of your custard dollop. :sad: That is just tragic! Combine that with no Norway movie, and leaving WDW, and I just don't know how you made it through the day! ;)

Another awesome TR, Sam!! Can't wait for the next one!

RachelNinja
04-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Catching up!

Be Our Guest looks amazing! I can't wait to try the food and see the restaurant itself with my own eyes. Part of me wonders what took Disney so long to come up with this idea (or build it). I love being able to feel part of the actual movie.

I love how your dream role is to be an ugly stepsister! I think you could totally pull off the character's personality and movements because you have so much energy. Of course, you are way too adorable to resemble the actual ugly stepsisters in the movie though!

Whoa, I hadn't seen any pictures of construction for Splash! Super sad that you couldn't go on it during the trip, but I have to admit that seeing the workers all up there on the scaffolding is pretty cool!

Now that I've FINALLY seen Wreck-It Ralph, I'm so excited to see the new castle show! Husband and I also finally saw Brave too! Haha, it takes us forever to watch Disney movies because we wait for them to come out on DVD and then even then, my schedule as a teacher never allows me to sit and relax to watch a movie. I'm constantly thinking about the millions of things I have to do. Blah.

I agree with you that the old Test Track was better. I like being able to experience something new with the car designs and such, but I liked the concept of the old one better even with the crazy loud noises in the queue.

Haha, I like how you carefully placed your school bread under the seat of Soarin' to protect that dollop ... but OH NO, to the messed up dollop! The "good" part is that you caught it and the whole thing didn't fall out of the packaging. I can be a nervous wreck about carrying leftovers out of restaurants. I'm just weird like that. I always have to make sure it's in a bag so that if it were to pop open or if I dropped it, it'd still be protected. I care about my food way too much ...

YAY NEXT TR!

cheekypoppins
04-04-2013, 09:23 PM
I just had to come read this tr i read alicia's yolo one and so now that I found you i had to read this too!!!