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Old 06-01-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Easter Crowds + Lots of Fun Anyway= One Magical Trip and a Completed Trip Report!!:)

Hi Everyone This is my very first trip report. and because I have enjoyed reading everyone else's TR's, I have finally decided to take the plunge and write one of my own. I am hoping that you will come along for the ride. Anyways a little about me and my family:
Me--35, I am a super organized (or at least I try to be), planner, list-maker, obsessed with anything Disney--especially WDW-- stay at home mom to two wonderful boys!!! Last fall I made the decision to return back to school to get my teaching degree. It's been tough sometimes juggling everything but I think it will be totally worth it in the end. Favorite character: Mickey Mouse!! There is just something about the Big Cheese himself!! DH is so jealous!! Favorite ride: Soarin'


DH--38, great husband and father, very laid back and super supportive. He loves Disney as much as I do and can't wait to go back!! He lets me do all the planning and then he goes along for the ride Favorite character: Grumpy! Favorite Ride: BTMR


DS-9, serious, and somewhat shy but very lovable kid. He loves video games, and it can sometimes be a challenge getting him to do anything else. He seems to be at that age where he has an opinion about everything and knows everything. It's too cute!!! He was giving his father golf tips the other day which we thought was too funny. Anyways his favorite character is: Goofy! Favorite Rides: Splash Mountain and Test Track!!


DS--6, my baby, so lovable and easy-going like his dad. He likes things to go his way and if he doesn't like something he's not afraid to tell you!! He loves action figures--Spiderman, Hulk, Power Rangers--whatever, he loves them all!! He has a wonderful imagination and is always after his older brother to join him in his fun. He also loves Disney--so much so that we call him our little tour guide because he can tell you about any ride at Disney and where it's located etc. His favorite characters: Goofy and Pluto!! Favorite Rides: BTMR and Test Track!!


So there you have it--our family!! Now, about the trip. It took place April 16th thru April 21st. We stayed at Pop Century Resort (stayed there last year and loved it!!) So it was really no choice when it came to picking a resort. Pop won hands down. We had a wonderful vacation and that's why I have decided to share it all with you I hope you will follow along on our adventure and share all our laughter while we relive all the magical memories of this trip. So grab some coffee, popcorn or whatever because the ride is about to begin.


Quick Background
Our bags are packed and we're ready to go!!!!
We've landed!!! Pop Century here we come!!!
A little lunch and then off to Epcot we go!!!
Epcot continued.....
Just Keep Swimming...
I'm too dizzy!!
A train ride, some goats and a snake???
Animals, Animals Everywhere..
continued....Animal Kingdom
A Stroll around Pop Century Resort....
A Stroll around Pop Century Resort--PT.2
Where dreams come true--a mini update
It's a beautiful day!!! MK Day-Part 1
It's a beautiful day--continued
Stuck, Soaked....Now it's time for a Parade!!
Wishes....they do come true-Part 1
Wishes....they do come true-continued
A trip down memory lane..
We're finally Soarin'!!
Cool Turtle, Mom!!!
Where's the bus???
Napkin Twirling at Chef Mickey's!
DHS and TSM Fun!!!
Lights Motor Action and HISTK!!!
A little Lunch and then a Parade!!! YAY!
Our last morning at MK
Our last morning at MK continued..
Saying Goodbye....
What we accomplished this trip and final thoughts...
Final Thoughts...
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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Quick Background---

Hi again-- I thought I would start off with a quick background of the trip because I didn't get a chance to write a PTR. So, we decided to brave the crowds after Easter week this year for many reasons but the biggest one was because the boys were on Spring break that week. We had handled the crowds pretty well last year during Spring Break so we thought we would try our luck again. Also because of the weather and the Flower and Garden Festival (which we love) Since we live in Northern New York and our main season here is winter or so it seems anyway, getting away during the cold, rainy and muddy month of April seemed perfect for us. Also with all the GREAT info that I get from the DIS about handling crowds--(get up early, rest in afternoon, then back to the parks etc.), and with all my planning (which my DH says borders on obsessive) I think we were ready to go........
BTW--I took a ton of pictures this trip and I know that I love TR's with lots of pictures!! (It helps me remember and get excited for our next trip) So anyways here is some pictures from last year's vacation--





Next up---Our bags are packed and we're ready to go!!!!
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Hi,
I was there the week after Easter,
and the crowds were gone.
Looking forward to your report.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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Hi,
I was there the week after Easter,
and the crowds were gone.
Looking forward to your report.
Hi!! Thanks for stopping by. We were very surprised when we arrived because we were expecting these huge crowds. I spent months worrying about it, especially after hearing how they closed MK in the afternoon a few days before Easter. But we didn't find the crowds that bad, they were definitely manageable that week. Surprisingly, our last day at MK (the next week) they started to pick up.
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Our bags are packed and we're ready to go!!!! DAY 1

Okay, before I get started on our very first day. I thought I would let you know our plans for the week:
April 16, 2009---Arrival Day/Epcot
April 17, 2009--Animal Kingdom
April 18, 2009--Magic Kingdom
April 19, 2009--Epcot
April 20, 2009--Disney Hollywood Studios
April 21, 2009--Magic Kingdom/Last Day

DAY 1

So, I had spent months planning the perfect trip, going over every detail, checking my touring plans, over and over. I was realistic though, it wasn't our first trip so I knew that we wouldn't be able to do everything. But I was hopeful that we would be able to get more accomplished this year.
Unfortunately, the closest airport to us is about 3 hours away and since our flight was scheduled to depart at 7:00am, we decided to leave the day before and stay overnight in Syracuse. I had learned my lesson from last year after booking an inexpensive hotel (trying to save as much money as I could for Disney) but the hotel and especially the beds were HORRIBLE!!! After doing some research, we decided on the Clarion Inn--it was inexpensive and the beds were super comfortable!! In the end, it didn't matter anyways because ---we were too excited to sleep!!!
Here are a few pictures of the boys in the hotel---



So after watching what seemed like every hour go by through out the night, I finally decided at 3:00am to get up and start getting ready. It wasn't long before everyone joined me......


And at about 4:30am, we made our way downstairs to check-out. We were finally on our way to the airport. Since we had never been to Syracuse Airport (last year we flew out of Burlington, VT) We ended up getting a little lost looking for the Jetblue counter.(and did I mention it was freezing outside!!) Anyways we made it thru security and headed up to wait to board our flight. You would think at this time I would be so excited I could hardly contain myself. WRONG!! I was actually terrified, I don't know why but for some reason I started to panic about the flight. It wasn't my first time flying and it certainly wouldn't be my last but just the thought of it was freaking me out!! Luckily with DH help, I finally calmed down just as we were boarding the plane. When we were finally up in the air, I remember looking out the window and thinking.....this is it, we are finally on our way!!!
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good start--I'm looking forward to the next update!!
your boys looked excited
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