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Old 12-23-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Ferb, I know What We're Going to Do Today! - Updated 9/30

Hi and welcome to my trip report.

I am recently back from a week of pre-holiday fun down at the world. My chronicles of my quest for adventure can be caught up on in my PTR -

Looking for Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere

I had really been looking forward to taking it easier on this trip and letting myself "enjoy the details." I wanted to take the time to explore the parks, and not just see them at my usual commando pace. My last trip had been filled with family stress, and I wanted nothing to do with that this time. Rest, Relaxation, and Exploration were going to be my key words.

Did it happen?

You'll have to stay tuned to find out. I will say that ended up being different from what I was expecting. That's not to say it was a bad trip. Iit just didn't end up being the trip that I had really been longing for. I think I may have been hoping for a bit too much.

I promise I'll be as honest as possible, even though I'm pretty sure that I'm going to come across as a bit whiney and selfish occasionally. By the end of the trip I was starting to feel a bit diva-ish in spite of attempts to curb it.

So The Who, the When, the Where and the Why about this trip -

The Who -

Me - I just turned 39 this year, am single and have no children of my own. I do have two amazing nieces that I adore and borrow as often as possible. Sadly they weren't able to come on this trip. I'm from CT, but work in my favorite city in the world, NYC. I'm a complete Disney addict who was the sole planner of this trip, which may have led to a bit of stress and aggravation during this trip.



My BFF - (remaining photoless) Like me single with no children. We've been friends since meeting at a summer job back in our college days. Turned 40 earlier this year, and when I found out her original trip plans for her birthday had been cancelled, invited her along for what was originally going to be a solo trip for me. Completely opposite of me - has no interest in the planning of the trip at all. Gave me completely free reign to make whatever plans I wanted. Basically only needed to book her airfare and meet me in Orlando.


The When -
December 5-12, 2009

The Where -
3 nights at the All Star Sports Resort and 4 nights at the Boardwalk Inn Concierge Level

The Why -
It's Disney! I can't think of a better reason why!
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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The Who, The Where, The Why and the How
Day 1 - 3AM for the Non-Morning Person
Day 1 - Time to Celebrate with an Upgrade a Parade
Day 1 - Pirates, Tikis, and Voodoo - Oh My!
Day 1 - Are All the Lines this Long?
Day 1 - Why Yes, Yes They Are!
Day 2 - A Start of a Tree Obsession
We Interrupt this Trip Report for...
Day 2 - Tigers and Cool Weather
Day 2 - The Least Number of Pictures Ever Taken on Safari
Day 2 - A New Found Gorilla Fear
Day 2 - Dinner at Boma
Day 2 - Wrapping it Up
Day 3 - A Rainy Begining
Day 3 - Eat Like a Princess
Day 3 - Soarin through Future World
Day 3 - POP Excursion
Day 3 - MGM for the Holidays
Day 3 - Yumminess at the Brown Derby
Day 3 - Wrapping up our AsSp Stay
Day 4 - The Start of a Day for Me
Day 4 - Aimless Wandering
Day 4 - A Bit of Pampering
Day 4 - Holiday Cheer at the Grand Floridian
Day 4 - Checking Out Our New Digs
Day 4 - A Stroll Around the Boardwalk
Day 4 - Wings Starts to Get a Little Cranky
Day 5 - Sailing Our Way Into the Day
Day 5 - Running Away with Buzz
Day 5 - Am I Too Old to Make it to Last Call?
Day 6 - The Start of My No Good Very Bad Day
Day 6 - My No Good Very Bad Day Part 2
Day 6 - My No Good Very Bad Day Part 3
Day 6 - My No Good Very Bad Day Part 4
Day 6 - My No Good Very Bad Day Part 5
Day 6 - My No Good Very Bad Day Part 6
Day 6 - My No Good Very Bad Day Part 7
Day 7 - First Hop - DHS!
Day 7 - Christmas in the Wilderness
Day 7 - Wrapping Up in the Magic Kingdom
Day 7 - Getting Our Money's Worth Out of the Hopper Option
Day 7 - Some Well Needed MagicDay 7 - A Bit More Magic
Day 7 - And the Award for Best Meal of the Week Goes to...
Day 8 - Breakfast with the Big Cheese
Day 8 - Final Resort Hopping Before Returning Home
Final Thoughts and Souveniers
A Surprise Mini-Trip to Disney
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let ist Snow
Let's Try This One More Time
Leisurely Making Our Way Through DHS
Planless Magic Kingdom
Tiptoeing Through the Tulips at Epcot
Flower and Garden Festival Part 1
Flower and Garden Festival Part 2
Animal Kingdom in 5 Pictures or Less
Finally, Wrapping it All Up
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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Oh, I am so here, Crissy!!! I love the TR title, by the way!
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:48 PM   #6
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Loved your trip report. I'm from CT too.
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This day is looking like it is going to be fabulous! Tonga Toast, a stroll around the Poly, saying good morning to the Tikis, and headed to the spa -- just an all-around great start to any day!
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:04 PM   #9
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What a great start to your morning! The breakfast looks delicious and that hammock looks so inviting.
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You did the exact thing I'm hoping to do one morning while staying there! Just wander the grounds, soaking in the beautiful landscaping, listening to the BGM, taking lots of pix. How thoroughly wonderful!

EEK! Glad you were roused out of your revelry in time for the spa time!
It was the perfect morning. Even better as I wandered around they were pumping in Hawaiian themed Christmas music. So relaxing!

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This has my name written all over it for our next trip!
I'll be thinking of you relaxing in that hammock!

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Loved your trip report. I'm from CT too.
Welcome! Glad to have you joining in!

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This day is looking like it is going to be fabulous! Tonga Toast, a stroll around the Poly, saying good morning to the Tikis, and headed to the spa -- just an all-around great start to any day!
It was the perfect spot to the day. I was surprised at how much I was enjoying a non-park day.

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What a great start to your morning! The breakfast looks delicious and that hammock looks so inviting.
It was all I could do to not just run over and jump in it for the rest of the morning.
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Great Title!

Love your title! DS5 and DD 14 mos love Phineas and Ferb! Too cute!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:56 AM   #12
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Love your title! DS5 and DD 14 mos love Phineas and Ferb! Too cute!!
I'm completely addicted to P&F. I think I've seen practicaly every episode about 10 times.
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I love your Norway photos!!! I miss going over the holidays. That's it! You have made up my mind that I am going to book for December on Friday.
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I'm so glad you had a really nice time at Akershus. Too bad Belle was not really as friendly and interactive as she could have been. I do think it may have been dictated to her though, as to get folks seated as quickly as possible. I hate when you get that "mill" feeling, and we definitely had it here at our lunch meal.

Norway is always so beautiful to me. Simplisticly beautiful. Charming, I guess is the right word.
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I love your Norway photos!!! I miss going over the holidays. That's it! You have made up my mind that I am going to book for December on Friday.
I'm definitely glad that I got to see the Christmas decorations at least once. I really loved the Norway ones.

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I'm so glad you had a really nice time at Akershus. Too bad Belle was not really as friendly and interactive as she could have been. I do think it may have been dictated to her though, as to get folks seated as quickly as possible. I hate when you get that "mill" feeling, and we definitely had it here at our lunch meal.

Norway is always so beautiful to me. Simplisticly beautiful. Charming, I guess is the right word.
I love the Norway pavillion anyways. Like the Morocco one, it just feels really immersive to me. I love a bunch of the other ones too, but for just a "you are there" feeling Norway and Morocco feel a bit better to me.
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