This is the dawning of the rest of our lives... AT DISNEY WORLD!!!! COMPLETED 1/6!!!!
LIVIN IT UP.... love that feeling!! LIVIN IT UP!!!!!!!!!
LET THE MEMORIES BEGIN!!!!!!
Anyone else think that the LIVIN IT UP song is the worst and BEST song ever?! My mom and I constantly made fun of it this entire trip. Some say that there is no excuse for Comic Sans, but I think there is: Livin' It Up! I love the message of the song but it's just... dorky? Or something. Lame. Every time we left the our hotel room or entered a park we would sing, "LIVIN IT UP" in a totally goofy voice. And usually we'd dance around like idiots. And if something really awesome or hilarious happened, we would just instantly break into it... LIVIN IT UP, MY HEART STARTS BEATING!!!!! Are ya dizzy yet?!
The other theme of this trip was quoting the QUEEN aka Stacey.
If you are one of those people who can't stand her, I don't think I can recommend this Trip Report to you. I personally think Stacey is completely free of all flaws, and that is why I have been quoting her since 2006. My mom was kind of on the fence about her until this trip when she finally fell off the Stacey lovin' cliff and embraced the madness that is Stacey. She too began quoting her all the time and so if you saw two crazy blondes running around the parks singing LIVIN IT UP and screaming "TEST TRACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!" and "Pirates of the Caribbean! ARGGGGHHHHH!", well... That was us.
Oh. HELLO YOU! Kinda forgot I was writing this for an audience and not just for my own giggles.
My name is Lia, I'm 21 years old, I work in the business of show and I have had a serious Disney addiction, obsession, infatuation, and devotion going on since the day I was born. This is partly because of my mom (the only other cast member in this fabulous and fierce Disney duo... though there will be special guests later on! Yay, foreshadowing!) who bought me all the Disney movies and taped Disney Channel specials for me as a child!
When I was 4, she convinced my dad that we should take a trip to Disney World for my 5th birthday. He originally said no, thinking I wouldn't remember the trip and that I was too young. Boy, was he wrong! I remember so many things from that first trip and all our subsequent ones! Disney left a giant imprint on me all those years ago, and I have not been the same since. It is VERY hard for me to choose a favorite park, ride, character, movie, etc... because I LOVE IT ALL SO MUCH! It's all wham!
You probably know me from my very famous prior masterpiece, The MCLOVINS Hit The World... HARD! that has been going on for over eighteen months. Yeah, it's an awesome trip report. People love it. If you haven't read it, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE!! GET OVER THERE!!
So, the "yesterday" is covered, now let's get to the present trip report! I planned and canceled this trip THREE TIMES, so there begins the madness. Just warning: there is always craziness and randomness when it comes to my mom and I at Disney. Silly things just happen to us. We do nothing (mostly) to attract this hilarity, it is simply thrust upon us. Good stories abound!
We went from December 5-14, which is a time I never thought I would visit Disney World. I always wanted to see the parks during the holidays, but December is such a busy time as it is and my favorite time to go is during the Food & Wine Festival in Oct/Nov or for my birthday in April. When we had to cancel our trip planned for October 28-Nov 6, I didn't know when we'd end up going. But frankly, I've had a crazy year and I needed an escape to my happy place MORE THAN EVER. I really don't want to get too deep on here, but when I say I needed Disney, TRUST ME!! I needed it! So as soon as I was free of work commitments, I booked the trip and two weeks later... WE WERE AT DISNEY WORLD!
Disclaimer: This Trip Report(R) has no affiliation to Stacey or the talented writers and performers involved with the creation of Livin' It Up. I am simply a fan who aspires to be 1/16th as cool as these people. Thank you.
DAY 1: DECEMBER 5, 2011
Day 1, Part 1 In Which We Roll Like G's
Day 1, Part 2 In Which In Which The Kingdom Stays Open In Honor Of A Very Special Princess
Day 1, Part 3 In Which We Form A New Ohana At Ohana
Day 1, Part 4 In Which Someone Finally Recognizes My Royal Status
Day 1, Part 5 In Which We Let The Memories Begin!
Day 1, Part 6 In Which We Probably Made Goofy Look Normal
DAY 2: DECEMBER 6, 2011
Day 2, Part 1 In Which There Are No Mickeys Hidden In Disney Greenery
Day 2, Part 2 In Which I Discover New Realms of Awesomeness At The Hollywood Tower Hotel
Day 2, Part 3 In Which We Don't Wanna Run, We Just Wanna Bang On The Drum All Day
Day 2, Part 4 In Which We Visit The Cat That Hates People
Day 2, Part 5 In Which I Am Covered In Tequila
Day 2, Part 6 In Which We Feel Bad For Ringo
DAY 3: DECEMBER 7, 2011
Day 3, Part 1 In Which I Do The Joey Lunge
Day 3, Part 2 In Which There Is A Half Naked Drunk Old Man
Day 3, Part 3 In Which I Meet The Man I'm Going To Marry
Day 3, Part 4 In Which Everything Totally Blows
Day 3, Part 5 In Which They (RUDELY) Close Epcot In The Middle of Our Conversation!
DAY 4: DECEMBER 8, 2011
Day 4, Part 1 In Which We (Almost) Sustain Several Injuries
Day 4, Part 2 In Which No Cupcake For You!
Day 4, Part 3 In Which NOW I'm Ready For Safari!
Day 4, Part 4 In Which We Venture To Uncharted Territory
DAY 5: DECEMBER 9, 2011
Day 5, Part 1 In Which Minnie Mouse Freaks Out!
Day 5, Part 2 In Which We Celebrate the Fourth of July Four Times
Day 5, Part 3 In Which I Use Witchcraft To Communicate With People
Day 5, Part 4 In Which We Have Ourselves A Merry Little Christmas
DAY 6: DECEMBER 10, 2011
Day 6, Part 1 In Which We're Here To Change The World
Day 6, Part 2 In Which I Plan A French Wedding
Day 6, Part 3 In Which I Give Up On Vodka
Day 6, Part 4 In Which It's Time For Disney On Crack
Day 6, Part 5 In Which We Find New Ways To Be Drunk Without Alcohol
Day 6, Part 6 In Which History Repeats Its......zzZzZZzzzz
Day 6, Part 7 In Which The Annual Splashathon Commences!
DAY 7: DECEMBER 11, 2011
Day 7, Part 1 In Which Pascal Is Nowhere To Be Found
Day 7, Part 2 In Which The Tigers Make Me Cry
Day 7, Part 3 In Which I Am Almost Clark Griswold
Day 7, Part 4 In Which The Lion Isn't Sleeping Tonight
Day 7, Part 5 In Which More Weird Sea Life Is Discovered
Day 7, Part 6 In Which We Eat 65 Million Years Ago
Day 7, Part 7 In Which I Just Can't Get Flynn Rider's Name Right
DAY 8: DECEMBER 12, 2011
Day 8, Part 1 In Which No One Shows Up To Animal Kingdom (Again)
Day 8, Part 2 In Which I Thought That Only Happened In The Movies
Day 8, Part 3 In Which I Wander Around And Eat Bad Pizza
Day 8, Part 4 In Which I Fall Asleep While Trying to Stay Up And Stay Up While Trying to Fall Asleep
Day 8, Part 5 In Which Hot Cast Members and Free Hummus Cheer Me Up
Day 8, Part 6 In Which There Is More Free Food
Day 8, Part 7 In Which We End Up Doing The Same Stuff We Always Do
DAY 9: DECEMBER 13, 2011
Day 9, Part 1 In Which I Calm Down... A Little
Day 9, Part 2 In Which I Mourn Toontown and Meet Up With Mom
Day 9, Part 3 In Which No One Says A Word About My Poor Etiquette
Day 9, Part 4 In Which This Is ALL THAT!
Day 9, Part 5 In Which I Am A Repetitive Depressive Eater
DAY 10: DECEMBER 14, 2011
Day 10, Part 1 In Which It's Not Over Til It's Over
Day 10, Part 2 In Which It's Always Boom
Day 10, Part 3 In Which The Mouse Will Always Be There To Welcome You Home
Day 10, Part 4 In Which... Let's Not Talk About What Happened Next
MAKIN' DREAMS COME TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE...
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October 2012 Pre-Trip Report Installments
7/30: I'm Going To Disney World!
8/12: Real Life Update & Our Trip Plans
10/10: The Food & Wine Festival Must-Dos & More!!
10/15: Random Things About Our Trip!
10/20: Leaving For Disney Tomorrow!
11/01: This Is The Trip That Never Ends!
11/05: Finally In My Dwelling Place
HELLO! I've lurked your other Trip Report the past couple weeks (still have to go back and read the whole thing though), and I am happy to be here for the start of this one!
I love Stacey, so I am doubly excited for this TR =D
WHOOOOO LET'S DO THIS!!
I'm so excited! FLAW FREE TRIP REPORT 2011.
Y'know, I remember a lot from my first Disney trip, too. I was only four, but I definitely have a lot of these little snapshots in my mind of certain things we did (seeing Minnie for the first time, watching Alice skip down Main Street, etc.). I still have my ticket from that trip (we only went to the Magic Kingdom for one day), so I know exactly what time I entered the Magic Kingdom for the first time in my entire life. Shh, I know I'm crazy.
Jumping aboard this happy train now so I don't forget to mark my place! I am slowly, slowly making my way through your other trip report. Excited to read about this one in normal time! I have always wanted to go to Disney around the holidays.
MAKIN' DREAMS COME TRUUUUUUUUUUUE OH LIVIN' IT UP LOVE THAT FEELING
That song is phenomenal. I pulled an Emma Stone in "Easy A" because the first time I heard it, I was like "Ugh what is this awfulness? Stacey deserves better." But, of course, by the end of the trip, I was LIVIN' IT UP all the time. :cool1:
That screencap of Stacey is killing me. She is America's greatest treasure.
Anyway, you know I'm ready for this! I can't wait to hear about EVERYTHING.
Wham. Boom. TEST TRACK BABY!!!
LIVIN' IT UP! Yeah, that song is a masterpiece. How could you not want to sing it all the time? :confused3
I'm so excited to read along from the beginning this time!
I am so in for this TR! I lurked through your last one and loved it...I don't know why I never commented, I think I found it after you already started and felt weird or something! :confused3 But I loved it, and I'm looking forward to this one! I love how you write, you really have your excitement and love for Disney come through! I wish I could accomplish the same in my TR's, because I love Disney SOOOO much, but I feel like sometimes I'm so boring! :rotfl:
Anyway, I love Stacey, I love that song, I'm not really sure why people hate Comic Sans, but I write all of my TR's in that font, and I was just there when you were, I probably passed by you at some point (my DH and I went for a quick Christmas trip 12/10-12/14)!
Can't wait to read more! :yay:
Subbing! I was there for a three-day weekend from Dec. 9-12. There is NOTHING better than Disney around the holidays...any holiday, but especially Christmas!
Can't wait to hear about your adventures! :cool1:
Yayyyy :welcome: friends!! Thanks for being here!
You aren't crazy! We have our first Disney tickets as well. My mom pressed them into a photo album for us. We still have a bunch of stuff from that trip! Does your ticket have your photo on it? Back then, they would take a picture of you and print your ticket with that photo and then PUNCH A HOLE in the ticket when you used it. It was only 1995 but the technology was nowhere near what they have today!
She really is. I was going to use a screencap in which she is fully clothed and standing up straight, but I didn't feel that quite captured her essence.
Thank you for the compliments! I'm sure you are not boring. No Disney fans are boring. You replying to my TR automatically makes you not boring! :dance3:
So am I the only one who sang "Livin' it Up" as soon as I started reading this? Now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head. :laughing: Yet you're making me want to go youtube resort TV right now!
Stacey is amazing-we are known to quote her from time to time too. One of our favorites? "That's interesting...there doesn't seem to be any track!" :thumbsup2
I'm glad you got to visit WDW during the holidays-it's a great time to go!
totally in i followed you on twitter while you were in disney (a little obsessively perhaps lol) now i cant wait to hear the stories and stacey is a queen i quote her all the time while in disney before my last trip i had the must dos on my computer and watched them all the time now i cant cause it just gives me a pang of sadness cause i have no trip planned
But a lot later than I would've liked. Like I said on twitter, the DISboards need a mobile website like the Trip Advisor boards!! I need to be able to access the DIS at all times for crucial moments such as this one.
I'm so incredibly happy that you were able to go on a trip this year, after all that craziness and uncertainty in your life. And whenever YOU go on a trip, I get to live through your SUPER AWESOME tweets and trip report!!! WOOOOOOOOT!!!!
Ok, still a little crazy left over from work today (at a Toy drive for charity, OH YEAH!!) Ok, I'll dial that down.
Anyways, can't wait to hear all the little itty bitty details. Hope you took pics of all those hot CMs in Epcot, like that Italian one.
Okay, I've lurked on your other TR, but seeing as though I can actually get in early on this one, I'm hopping on board. :goodvibes
Lurked along on your last TR, so now I think I'll have to subscribe, hi! Admittedly, I had to look up the song Livin' It Up, and I'm like, Ja Rule is still around (or at least he was as of 2009 when the video I saw on YouTube was put up)? I thought he was just one of those things that disappeared when I graduated from middle school.
But anyway, I'm looking forward to reading more! :goodvibes
I love stacey! Im so in!
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