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Old 06-03-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the Bottom PTR, August 2010 with pics!

This is my very first trip report/pre-trip report so please excuse any bumps in the road.

When: Aug 21-28, 2010 with Free Dining (Upgraded from QS to Regular)

Where: Pop Century Resort (never stayed here before but very excited )


Who:

The Whole Family:


Me (32) – Love Disney, Always have. Parents took me to WDW when I was a kid about 3 separate times and each time we stayed offsite. Love planning WDW trips. Planned both of the ones I went on in 2006 with my friend and had a ball both times. Can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve been. Also, stayed onsite for the first time for my June/July 2006 trip.

Fiancé (32) – Not a big Disney fan and never been to WDW. However, is willing to go to enjoy a nice family vacation plus seems enthused whenever I mention Disney info.

Twins (Fraternal, Not Identical):

Then:



Now:


Daughter (12) AJ – Loves anything regarding The Little Mermaid. Was her dream as a child to grow up and be just like Ariel. Loves ballet, Harry Potter, and Twilight especially Robert Pattinson. Also never been to WDW before.

Then:



Now:



Daughter (12) Haylee – Likes Sleeping Beauty, Toy Story, Bambi, Snow White and most other Disney Movies especially “Nightmare Before Christmas”, Also a big fan of My Chemical Romance and their lead singer, Gerard Way. Also never been to WDW before.

Then:


Now:




Sorry for posting all the baby pics of my girls but they are my little miracles (will explain more about this later) and I love showing their progression.


Next up: an explanation about the origin of the PTR name and the reason this PTR took so long to start…
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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Ok, so a little back story on the title and why it took so long to get this PTR started. Being the Disney planner that I am, I wanted to start this PTR months ago. Not two and a half months before we leave. However, life got in the way. I planned to start around February or March. So, I guess I should give a bit of background info. In April 2009, my mom came to visit me and my girls for our bdays. This was a huge deal because me and my mom had a falling out a few years earlier and she hadn’t celebrated my bday with me or at all. This coming from a mom who called our home answering machine, even when I still lived at home, to sing Happy Birthday to me. She did however send cards and money for the girls on their bdays. So for her to visit us for both mine and my girls’ bdays was a huge thing for me and my kids. It was a happy occasion. We had dinner and visited the local mall to see AJ’s art on display. She only was able to visit for the weekend due to her work schedule. But it was one of the best of my life. Then a few months pass and I don’t hear from her. I begin to believe she is angry at me once again. However, a few days before Christmas, I receive a phone call that I never wanted to receive. It was my mom explaining the reason she hadn’t been in touch sooner. A few days before her visit in April, she had fallen and hurt her leg. After a few weeks it wasn’t healing, so she went to the doctor. She was diagnosed with bone cancer. It turns out the cancer had caused her fall due to the bones in her legs being so weak. A few weeks later, she was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Later that summer, she had fallen and spent 9 days in the hospital with a very short life expectancy. My stepfather and I do not speak at all so I was not contacted during that time. However, by the time she was calling me, her life expectancy was a few years. We became close over the next few months and I got to tell her how much she means to me and how much I love her. Her hopes for the future remained high but sadly, on March 14th, her battle ended and she went home to be with God. I was devastated but remember that life must go on. I have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful fiancé who I love very much and who love me very much. I thought of cancelling our WDW trip but realized after what we’ve been through, we needed the trip. Plus my mom is the one who introduced me to WDW in the first place and made me love it there. Our favorite ride/show is Carousel of Progress. She also loved It’s a Small World ride and took many, many, many pictures on our first ride. So it made sense to dedicate this PTR and trip to her.

Now a little background on the title: One of our favorite movies growing up (my mom’s, mine and my little brother’s) was “The Lion King”. So one time when I went to visit my family after moving out, we all sat down to watch “The Lion King”. So in the very beginning when the music is playing and there is chanting, my mom and brother start singing something along with the chanting. I asked them if they knew the words and they said no, but they had their own “Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the Bottom” and sure enough it fit with the chanting, so every time I see that movie I sing those words and even passed it along to my girls. It seemed the perfect title for a PTR dedicated to my mom and all the wonderful memories (WDW and non-WDW) that I had with her and have of her. I can’t wait to share WDW with my girls for the first time to them and my fiancé (also their dad) like my mom shared with me. I love you always and forever, Mom!

Mom:


Mom and Me:


Mom, me, my cousins and Santa:





Up Next: My miracle babies (My girls) and why they are such miracles…


I edited the above post because I found out the lyrics may not have been my brother and mom's originals but it is still a silly and fun memory with my mom and brother so I am leaving the name of the PTR the same. I apologize again for the confusion.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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Now for my miracle babies: You may notice in some of the "then" pics that the girls are rather small. That is because they are premature. They were born at 28 1/2 weeks. Tried to come sooner, but I had a really great doctor who knew exactly what to do and tried her best to make sure my girls made it. 2 months after they were born, they came home small but healthy. We feel very blessed and that's why they are our little miracle babies. Of course, not so little anymore...lol.

Next up: ADRs...
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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My ADRs


Saturday, August 21st – Cape May Café (8:30pm)

Sunday, August 22nd – Chef Mickey’s (10:35am)

Monday, August 23rd – Boma (8:20pm)

Tuesday, August 24th – Le Cellier (1:20pm)

Wednesday, August 25th – 50s Primetime Café (8:55pm)

Thursday, August 26th – Kona Café (8:45pm)

Friday, August 27th - Crystal Palace (12:40pm)

Saturday, August 28th - Kona Café (10:00am)



Up Next: Which restaurants on my ADRs I've tried before and the ones I haven't...
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:18 AM   #5
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So I've tried all the restaurants I have ADRs for except for Boma and Cape May Cafe. I am very excited about trying both. Plus I am a really big fan of eating at restaurants in resorts that I've never been to or seen before. Animal Kingdom Lodge and Beach Club are ones that really interest me. When I was a little girl, the Contemporary was my dream resort but that mostly had to do with the fact that the monorail goes through it and that is just so cool. However, during my last trip, I went to the Luau at Poly and then Poly became my new dream resort. Then of course my dream resort for the whole family is definitely AKL because my kids love animals so much and I think it would be so cool to stay in a hotel so close to them. However, budgetwise none of my dream hotels worked out. So we are staying at POP which is in our price range and still just as exciting or seems so.

(Hopefully, I'm not boring anyone with this PTR. Doesn't seem like I have any subscribers so far)

Next up: Some of our purchases for the trip...
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I am subin! I can't wait to read more!

I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent.
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Now a little background on the title: One of our favorite movies growing up (my mom’s, mine and my little brother’s) was “The Lion King”. So one time when I went to visit my family after moving out, we all sat down to watch “The Lion King”. So in the very beginning when the music is playing and there is chanting, my mom and brother start singing something along with the chanting. I asked them if they knew the words and they said no, but they’d made up their own “Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the Bottom” and sure enough it fit with the chanting, so every time I see that movie I sing those words and even passed it along to my girls. It seemed the perfect title for a PTR dedicated to my mom and all the wonderful memories (WDW and non-WDW) that I had with her and have of her. I can’t wait to share WDW with my girls for the first time to them and my fiancé (also their dad) like my mom shared with me. I love you always and forever, Mom!



is that a true story? the reason im asking is because i went on a disney cruise a few years ago and the comedian said the same thing... he talked about never knowing what the lyrics said so he made them say:
PENNSYLVANIAAAAAA
pink pajamas, penguins on the bottom...

i dont mean to be rude so dont think that im just wondering how you both thought of the same exact thing...
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is that a true story? the reason im asking is because i went on a disney cruise a few years ago and the comedian said the same thing... he talked about never knowing what the lyrics said so he made them say:
PENNSYLVANIAAAAAA
pink pajamas, penguins on the bottom...

i dont mean to be rude so dont think that im just wondering how you both thought of the same exact thing...
Yes it's completely true. Now my brother could've heard it elsewhere. He was very young at the time. I didn't live with them at that time so I'm not completely sure of the origin. I just remember him saying that's what they came up with. I don't really talk to him a lot so I can't really ask him. However, regardless of the origin, it is something that reminds me of my mom and it's a happy memory since it was a silly family moment.
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I just googled the "Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the Bottom" lyrics and found a lot of hits. I actually had no idea this was so big. I also wasn't aware of the comedian who is known for it. It was just something cute and silly that reminded me of my brother and mom. I apologize for not realizing this sooner.
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I just googled the "Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the Bottom" lyrics and found a lot of hits. I actually had no idea this was so big. I also wasn't aware of the comedian who is known for it. It was just something cute and silly that reminded me of my brother and mom. I apologize for not realizing this sooner.

Whatever the origin of the phrase, I think your PTR title is super cute! You shouldn't apologize!
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I just googled the "Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the Bottom" lyrics and found a lot of hits. I actually had no idea this was so big. I also wasn't aware of the comedian who is known for it. It was just something cute and silly that reminded me of my brother and mom. I apologize for not realizing this sooner.
haha its okay i was just wondering!
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I just googled the "Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the Bottom" lyrics and found a lot of hits. I actually had no idea this was so big. I also wasn't aware of the comedian who is known for it. It was just something cute and silly that reminded me of my brother and mom. I apologize for not realizing this sooner.
Don't apologize!! I honestly think it's a bit silly for someone to feel the need to call you out on it, but that's another story!
I just read the whole PTR and just wanted to advise you-- I know you said you were looking forward to going to Ariel's Grotto, but it's actually closed already due to the Fantasyland expansion . Just wanted to let you know so your girls weren't disappointed!
We'll be there at the same time-- maybe we'll bump into each other!
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