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WDWJonasGirl 08-24-2012 12:25 PM

Chaos, Confusion and Delays.. a TR
 
Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to my new TR. This is my 2nd TR on the Dis and my 2nd cruise TR. Some of you may be thinking what’s with the name. Well, throughout the trip, we had a lot of delays, chaos and confusion. Yes, this all happened in one trip.

For those of you who didn't read my previous TR, here's all about my family:

Me- A soon to be junior in high school. In school, I am apart of two special needs clubs and class council and is so school spirited. I love Disney, boy bands, and meeting celebrities.

Mom- A wonderful mom to my sister and I who loves her daughters and Disney.

Sister- My twin sister who is going to be a senior in high school. :scared1: She loves Doctor Who, Merlin, the British TV shows and Disney. She is the older twin. She is apart of Drama Club in school.

Dad- A UCLA lover, where two of my college friends go to.


Up Next: A 4 hour flight becomes a 12 hour flight: will we get to JFK? What's going on?

Stay tuned to find out

ProudMommyof2 08-24-2012 04:14 PM

Great start! Can't wait to hear more!

Disney-ite 08-24-2012 04:18 PM

Hi WDWJonasGirl...

I am looking forward to reading your TR and hearing all about your trip!


kaoden39 08-24-2012 07:00 PM

Hi Kaitlin! I'm here to join in!

WDWJonasGirl 08-24-2012 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ProudMommyof2 (Post 45932948)
Great start! Can't wait to hear more!

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Originally Posted by Disney-ite (Post 45932983)
Hi WDWJonasGirl...

I am looking forward to reading your TR and hearing all about your trip!


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Originally Posted by kaoden39 (Post 45934540)
Hi Kaitlin! I'm here to join in!

Thanks guys!! I'm glad you guys enjoy it so far

wishuponastarforever 08-25-2012 06:00 PM

Looking forward to your TR. I hope you had a great time in spite of chaos, confusion and delays.;)

WDWJonasGirl 08-25-2012 08:07 PM

I'm about to post day 1.

WDWJonasGirl 08-25-2012 08:13 PM

Day 1- July 28, 2012: A 4.5 Hour Flight becomes a 12 hour flight
 
The day finally came. My parents woke me up at 4:30 in the morning to have breakfast and take the shuttle to my local airport, LAX. There, we checked our suitcases and went through security. After all of that fun stuff, we had a long walk to gate 35. We had about an hour and a half before we boarded our plane so I took pictures around the terminal. Eventually, we boarded the plane where it left at 7:35. During the flight, I listened to music on my iPod, watched Kidsongs and My Friends Tigger and Pooh on my iPod and watched Disney Channel on the TVs they have on the plane. The shows that were there were Good Luck Charlie, Phineas and Ferb, Jessie, Austin & Ally and ANT Farm.

About an hour before we were to descend at JFK, the flight crew announced that JFK had been shut down because of storms. :furious: Also, we were running out fuel so we had to land in Philadelphia. We waited to get the plane fueled and things didnít get better. As we got in line to take off, we discovered that there were sixteen, yes sixteen :scared1: planes in front of us. Eventually, we did take off to JFK. Twenty minutes later, we finally landed at JFK. :yay: Everybody started cheering during that time. After getting off the plane, we took a bus to get to the terminal where baggage claim was.

After getting our baggage, we took the Air Train to get our rental car. We got lost during our drive. At one point, we found a sign that said that Juniorís Cheesecake was going to be on the next exit. We were in Brooklyn where we couldnít find it. :sad2: We continued to drive until we got to somewhere in New Jersey. At that point, it was 11 at night and we havenít eaten dinner yet. We stopped at a Roy Rogers where I had the best bacon cheeseburger. We continued to drive and finally arrived at our hotel in Philadelphia at 1 or 2 in the morning.


Up Next: A late start and Many Closed Signs

Will we wake up early or get up late? What's with all of these closed signs?

Stay tuned to find out

flyersfan1129 08-25-2012 08:28 PM

Great report so far, hope your trip got better!!! Too bad you couldn't just grab a car when you landed in Philadelphia!!!

WDWJonasGirl 08-25-2012 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by flyersfan1129 (Post 45944884)
Great report so far, hope your trip got better!!! Too bad you couldn't just grab a car when you landed in Philadelphia!!!

Thank you!! While in Philadelphia, they wouldn't let us off the plane. :furious: We would be there anyways but our rental car was at JFK.

WDWJonasGirl 08-26-2012 05:16 PM

Day 2- July 29, 2012: A Late Start and Many Closed Signs
 
After being up for 20 hours the day before, we got up at 12:00 noon. After getting ready, we walked to the City Tavern which reminded me of Liberty Tree Tavern at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. It was really good. Along the way, we looked around. We didn't know this but because it was Sunday, many of the things we wanted to go to we're closed. :sad2: we continued walking around until we found an ice cream place to eat for dinner. Yes, we are that crazy. We made a stop at a grocery store before heading back to our hotel.


Up Next: Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, will we get to Hershey?

Stay tuned to find out

kaoden39 08-26-2012 05:23 PM

I am enjoying you trip report!!

WDWJonasGirl 08-26-2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by kaoden39 (Post 45952619)
I am enjoying you trip report!!

Thank you Michele!! I start school on Tuesday

WDWJonasGirl 08-27-2012 08:17 PM

Day 3- July 30, 2012- The Rest of Philly and a long drive to Hershey
 
The next day, we woke up and went to Independence Hall. It was nice although we have one at Knottís Berry Farm. Our tour guide was nice and took us around the east bend. We went through the west bend and went to the visitorís center. We also went to the Liberty Bell where it was small. Along the way, we went to the Constitution Center and the visitor center before heading back to our hotel to get our stuff. On our way there, we stopped at the Redding Terminal Market and the Benjamin Franklin Institute museum. We got into traffic on our way to Hershey and had a quick dinner at our hotel. I was really impressed with Hershey so far.



Up Next: Will I get to ride the roller coasters at Hershey Park?, What's Chocolate World like?, What there's a storm?

Stay Tuned to Find Out


ANNOUNCEMENT: I start school tomorrow :sad2: :teacher: so I might not update.

MagicMe 08-28-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by WDWJonasGirl (Post 45966832)
The next day, we woke up and went to Independence Hall. It was nice although we have one at Knottís Berry Farm. Our tour guide was nice and took us around the east bend. We went through the west bend and went to the visitorís center. We also went to the Liberty Bell where it was small.

just one thing - you may have a replica of Independence Hall at Knott's Berry Farm but in Philadelphia you visited the actual building where men like Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson actually stood some 236 years ago and forged this great country. You walked where they walked. I love visiting actual historical sights.


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