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xoSamma 10-22-2012 02:04 PM

Operation Classy Living: GFLO Oct 2012 UPDATED 2/20 & Trip Video! COMPLETE
 
Operation Classy Living: GFLO Oct 2012


:hmghost:Welcome my friends, to the most spirited season of them all:hmghost:
I am your host, your ghost-host
The nine-hundred-ninety-nine happy haunts and I are ready to materialize
For a spooktacular celebration
You never know who will drop in
After all, this is Halloween!


The yolo-ers are back and taking over disney!:woohoo:


The whos:

Sam
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Hello there! Iím Sam and I will be your tour guide on this ever so classy trip report.
Iím 20 going on 5 and a complete Disney nerd.
Iím a childhood education major who dreams of working at Bibbidi Bobbiddi Boutique.
When Iím not in Disney I am planning disney trips.

Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Meal of the Trip: Le Cellier
Favorite Snack of the Trip: School Bread
Favorite Ride: Space Mountain
Favorite Disney Characters: Tiana/woody


Brittany

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She shares the same love for Disney.
We pretty much live the same life 20 years old, childhood education major, dancer, and believes in the magic of Disney.
This is our second trip to the world together and definitely not the last!

Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Meal of the Trip: Ohana
Favorite Snack of the Trip: Cinnamon roll
Favorite Ride: tour of terror
Favorite Disney Characters: Belle


Alicia

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This trip is brought to you by her, there would have been no operation classy living without her.
She is currently a cast member working in the costume shop at the magic kingdom.
Its always a good time when Alicia is around!

Favorite Theme Park: MGM
Favorite Meal of the Trip: San Angel Inn
Favorite Snacks of the Trip: Mickey Premium Bar
Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror
Favorite Disney Characters: Rapunzel/Pluto/Minnie Mouse


Andy

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Andy is aliciaís fiancť and has been forced into the Disney scene.
He decided to join us on this trip after our yolo trip in May.
After being away from Alicia for 2 months is was a nice little reunion for both of them.

Favorite Meal of the Trip: Pecoís Bills
Favorite Snack of the Trip: Popcorn
Favorite Ride: Toy Story Mania
Favorite Disney Characters: Donald Duck

Chelsea

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She goes to school with me and Brittany.
She has been to Disney a few times with her family but not a hardcore fan like the rest of us.
She was all for going on this trip and it was definitely an experience with her!

Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Meal of the Trip: Liberty Tree Tavern
Favorite Snack of the Trip: Mickey Premium Bar
Favorite Ride: Splash Mountain
Favorite Disney Characters: Cannot decide


When: October 3 Ė October 8

Where: Disney world! Staying at the classiest resort on property the Gflo aka Grand Floridian

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Why: This trip was planned in September 2011. It started when Alicia asked me to do the dcp with her.
I talked Brittany into doing it and went to the dcp meeting at Niagara University.
Sadly because our tight school schedule we were unable to apply for Fall 2012.
So instead we planned a trip to visit Alicia and go to Mickeyís not so scary Halloween party!
And will have to wait till Fall 2014 to do the dcp.

xoSamma 10-22-2012 02:05 PM

Table of Contents:smickey:

The night before the magic

Wednesday October 3rd
DisneyTime!!!!
Living like royalty
Hooray for Hollywood
Let's Get In Trouble
Drawing, Imagination, and CHIPPPSSSS!
Around The World in a Night!

Thursday October 4th
Good Morning, Good Morning
Start Pumping Up The Party Now
Taste Likes Heaven
It's Going to be a Night to Remember
Not Looking So Promising
Don't Rain On My Parade
Night Turning Around
Dream Crusher

Friday October 5th
Time Traveling Like It's Our Job
Monkey Bill + Disney Food = Love
Aloha Cousin
In Your Imagination!

Saturday October 6th
Good Morning Sunshine
Not The Sun But The Moon
Star Wars Weekend!
Bring On The Food
I'm In The Parade...
Happy Hunger Game!

Sunday October 7th
Last Full Day...
Alicia and Friends!
Food & Wine Festival
Off To Dinner We Go
What Is This?
All Our Wishes Will Come True
3am...Will We Make It?

Monday October 8th
Now It's Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Company

Trip Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BgNyV_HmLA


xoSamma 10-22-2012 04:21 PM


The day before consisted of going to classes to get an education and let me tell you my mind was not up for learning. It was all for thinking about Disney!

When I got home I was running around like a mad person making sure I had everything I needed. Once I finished packing I did my nails festive while I waited for Brittany to come over.

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Brittany arrived around 9pm with her big suitcase that could hold enough for a family of four. That being said it was over weight and being a nice friend I put some of her stuff in my suitcase.

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Andy arrived shortly after but staid in the back room and called it a night. While waiting for Chelsea to arrive Brittany decided to try on her halloween costume.

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After all the fun and excitement over the halloween costume we decided to get down to business and made a scavenger hunt we could do when we were down there. Lets just say it didn't work all that well!

Chelsea ended up arriving at around 11pm. We got settled down and called it a night.

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I was way to excited to sleep, DISNEY WORLD tomorrow! Brittany and me ended up talking till the wee hours of the morning, which was probably not a good idea since we had to be up bright and early.



DISNEY TOMORROW MORNING!:yay: 3:45am comes early!

JayhawkFans 10-22-2012 04:48 PM

Yeah!!! Looking forward to following along.

We had the honor of meeting Alicia and having dinner with her one evening last month while we were at WDW. Can't wait to read your trip report after having followed along with Alicia's tweets during the recent adventure.

MissPrice 10-23-2012 07:01 PM

Hi there :) Joining in..I've read your sister's trip reports and follow her on Instagram. Looking forward to you POV!! -Amanda :cutie:

saintstickets 10-23-2012 08:38 PM

Sign me up Sam! I'm in and looking forward to your TR!

xoSamma 10-26-2012 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JayhawkFans (Post 46517322)
Yeah!!! Looking forward to following along.

We had the honor of meeting Alicia and having dinner with her one evening last month while we were at WDW. Can't wait to read your trip report after having followed along with Alicia's tweets during the recent adventure.

Thanks for following along! :goodvibes
She told me all about your dinner together, how nice your were, and how good the food was. I told her to actually write this trip report but she said she was to busy, so hopefully I can do this somewhat as good as her


Quote:

Originally Posted by MissPrice (Post 46528910)
Hi there :) Joining in..I've read your sister's trip reports and follow her on Instagram. Looking forward to you POV!! -Amanda :cutie:

Thanks for joining along :thumbsup2


Quote:

Originally Posted by saintstickets (Post 46529749)
Sign me up Sam! I'm in and looking forward to your TR!

:wave2: Hi there! Welcome and thanks for joining

scottny 10-26-2012 04:30 PM

Sounds like fun. Coming along for the ride.

xoSamma 10-26-2012 05:45 PM

At 3:30am SpectroMagic was going off, time to wake up! :yay:
Just kidding hit that snooze button, SpectroMagic played once again at 3:45

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We all got up and got ready for our adventure. My father was kind enough to take us to the airport on his way to work. We all crammed into the car and headed to the airport at 4:30

We checked our bags and went threw security, where I was asked how old I was. Um 20, forever a child! :rotfl:

Once we got threw security we waited at the gate for a good 40 mins. I watched bosox2001 videos on youtube because they are my favorite disney videos to watch & I'm in love with that family, Brittany caught up on Greys & some sleep

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And Andy was ready to be in Orlando

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After a long wait we finally boarded, Chelsea didn't end up sitting near us because she purchased her ticket separately. Me Brittany and Andy sat near the back of the plane and let me tell you it smelled like poopy diapers. Didnít we leave the daycare for a week? Gross :crazy2:

We arrived late to JFK, which made us almost late for our connecting flight to Orlando. There was a family who sat behind us who were also going to Disney and was freaking out thinking they were going to miss the connecting flight. The father booked it to the other gate once he got off the plane, while running his daughter took a major wipe out, but he was still running and didn't realize he was missing a child. Really?!:confused3

Well we all made it onto the flight with time to spare, no need to lose a child. This flight consisted of ma and Brittany getting all our homework done. No homework in Disney!

The good thing was our flight landed early which meant we arrived earlier than planned!

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We took the ever so classy Magical Express to the Classiest Resort on property

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We were lucky enough to be in line first which meant front row on the Magical Express!!!

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On our way there Alicia was texting me asking if I would be able to capture the moment on video of her attacking andy when we arrived. And of course I did (I just have to start getting on making the video)

We soon went under the beautiful arch

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Which I tweeted: Iím Home!!!

Then we found ourselves at another beautiful site. Although it was in the works of being changed to blue.

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The first stop was Wilderness Lodge, my dream resort! So beautiful
My parents staid there when they visited Alicia in September, so jealous

The second stop was the contemporary and then the Polynesian. I was ready to get off the bus when we stopped here. I remember texting Alicia how sad I was that we were not staying there. Just means we have to stay there next time :thumbsup2

The last stop was the GLFO! Our home for the next 6 days

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Dreamsdocometrue9112 10-26-2012 09:24 PM

Joining in!! I've read Alicia's past TRs :) So cute how Andy is just anxiously waiting to get on that plane to see her!! Love it:goodvibes

LOVE G-flo. We stayed their for our honeymoon this past September. Gorgeous!!

Looking forward to reading along!!

Tinaphpc 10-26-2012 11:33 PM

Looking forward to reading along!
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saintstickets 10-27-2012 12:32 PM

Great start! I am so jealous y'all are staying at the GF! I can't wait until they finish the DVC resort so DW and I can use our points there. C'mon now...post more updates...don't keep your readers waiting. :rotfl2:

MissPrice 10-27-2012 02:04 PM

Hey Sam, Great update. Eww, that sucks you had to sit in the smelly section of the plane. :sad2: I like that picture of Andy, he looks so cute just staring out of the window :rotfl2: Looking forward to more pics of the Grand Floridian. -Amanda

xoSamma 10-28-2012 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreamsdocometrue9112 (Post 46558173)
Joining in!! I've read Alicia's past TRs :) So cute how Andy is just anxiously waiting to get on that plane to see her!! Love it:goodvibes

LOVE G-flo. We stayed their for our honeymoon this past September. Gorgeous!!

Looking forward to reading along!!

Thanks for joining along! :goodvibes
The Gflo is so beautiful! I'm glad we got to stay there

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tinaphpc (Post 46559069)
Looking forward to reading along!

Welcome along :thumbsup2

Quote:

Originally Posted by saintstickets (Post 46561710)
Great start! I am so jealous y'all are staying at the GF! I can't wait until they finish the DVC resort so DW and I can use our points there. C'mon now...post more updates...don't keep your readers waiting. :rotfl2:

We would have never been able to stay there without the help of Alicia's wonderful discount. If only my education & school work didn't have to come first, I would be able to update more :sad2:

Quote:

Originally Posted by MissPrice (Post 46562203)
Hey Sam, Great update. Eww, that sucks you had to sit in the smelly section of the plane. :sad2: I like that picture of Andy, he looks so cute just staring out of the window :rotfl2: Looking forward to more pics of the Grand Floridian. -Amanda

Next update will definitely have pictures of the Gflo!



xoSamma 10-28-2012 08:10 PM

Oh the Grand Floridian what a beautiful place. At first I was not up for staying here because I believed it was a place for snobs, not the case.

When we pulled in I could not believe that we were going to call this place home. We got off the Magical Express so fast and made our way inside.

We didnít even get into the lobby when Alicia decided to attack Andrew. How precious :rotfl:

Alicia was kind enough to check us in and check out the room before we arrived. She led us to our room while we all took in the beauty

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Our room was located in Sago Cay, the building location was wonderful a nice short walk to the bus stop and the main building. Plus you had a perfect view of the castle!

Our room was located on the third floor, the elevators were also very classy!

We reached our room and I was excited to see that we got the new key to the world cards and the knew doors where you just tap your key on the door to unlock it.

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When you first walk in there is a small hallway

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to the left was the closest that had the safe and some classy robes

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To the right was the bathroom area

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onto the bedroom, so much more room than the allstars! :rotfl:

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Our porch and view

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Once we took in the beauty of the room we decided to go exploring and get our refillable mugs. We got lost on the way

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The quick service was changed to Mizner's Lounge in the main building. While making our way there I spotted Miss Lynn. For those of you who might not know her here is her story

Miss Lynn hangs out in the lobby of the grand Floridian with her teddy bears. In earlier years her and her husband would hand out teddy bears to children at the Grand Floridian.
Her sister has said that the Grand Floridian was her and her late husbands favorite spot. They would both visit together and enjoy the music. Lynn is very well known to the cast members and enjoys making conversation with them.


Anyways once we got our mugs we went back to the room to get ready to get to the parks!


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