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Old 06-06-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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48 hrs, 4 parks, 2 sisters - update 7/23 Day 3 The Long Awaited Conclusion!

Okay since I finally finished my January TR, and I leave in less than 11 days, I'm going to start this TR now!

I guess we should start with WHO

Me (Not Joanna Eggs) and my Sister, Monica (PanicAttack)

We will henceforth be known in this TR as Joanna and Panic.

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Is a coincidence that both of us have screen names that invoke the names of slightly villainous, but totally hilarious, relatively obscure Disney sidekicks? Read the report and Judge for yourself.

Though I am slightly tempted to photoshop every vacation picture we take to replace us with Joanna and Panic… I have a job and a life, so instead of out green-villain namesakes, you'll be getting pictures of plain 'ole us.



Panic



23 year old engineer (for those of you who read my last report, no, much to my DH's dismay, she's not a train engineer…) who right now lives in Upstate New York, and is soon moving to New Jersey. Which means we don't get to see each other often - which means when we do see each other, we actually get along!

Panic is pretty indifferent towards Disney. She likes it, but doesn't love it. It's a vacation, so she's down. As I mentioned she has a Dis name, but rarely posts. I'm hoping I'll get her to pop in here once or twice….

Me (Joanna)



27 year old newly-wed who's already ditching her DH for the Mouse! DH and I got married at WDW in January, and bought into DVC at that time, which makes this trip possible. I'm more of the Disney fan in the family, ever since I was little.

As proof - here's me at age 3



And so Panic doesn't feel left out here's one of us from back when she was cute…(I mean, obviously - I still am :D)



Here’s some picture of the two of us, that pretty much sums up our relationship:



(and yes, I have to throw in a few wedding pictures - but I promise that this is it - if you want more - the link to the TR is in my siggy)





We’re best friends and worst enemies all within 10 minutes of each other…


What: The main purpose of this trip (well besides spending time together) is to experience Summer Nightastic. Panic and I have fond memories of the Main Street Electrical Parade. We planned this trip before the announced the re-release of Captain EO - or we would have changed it to catch that too. Hopefully it's still around in December.

When:
June 18 - 20, 2010

Where: a studio at the BCV - my very first DVC stay! Fitting that it's without my DH

How With DVC and APs and Frequent Flier miles this little jaunt is "free" all the more reason to enjoy!

Up next: The Plan!
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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I'm in! I encourage people to go to your two other trip reports too.

You'll love the BCV. BWV is our home resort but we always walk to BC.

I had a great sister trip with my DS a couple of years ago. She lives in Texas and I in Michigan. It was great to vacation together. PLUS she went with me to the princess breakfast at Norway. None of my men would go. Can you believe it???
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Haha, you still have such witty and colorful commentary regarding this trip with your sister! Sorry to your DH, but this TR might be as much fun without him too! Hehe. Maybe just ONE pic of a steam engine and he'll be okay, right?

BTW, I love that your 3-yr old outfit has the classic Mickey that everyone wants on their shirts now!
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Hey Panic! I'm an engineer too (and also not of the train variety )! Great introduction, I'm looking forward to hearing about your guys' trip! Hope you have a blast!
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T minus 2 weeks

I think it's most definitely a requirement that we do a series of pictures where we photoshop ourselves out and replace them with our avatars.

And not only did we both pick obscure, slightly villainous and thoroughly hilarious charters to represent ourselves... but they're also both a weird blueish-greenish-tealish color. Hmm... you think people will know we're related?

So when Joanna says that I don't "love" Disney... what she means is that I don't have the same compulsive desire to talk about it every day that she suffers from - I mean, enjoys. I like it and had a great time when we were there for the wedding (one of the first time's I'd been back and actually inside the parks since an Orchestra trip my sophomore year of High School). And I'm definitely excited to be going again in only 2 weeks! This time with no wedding requirements in the way ^_^

I'm probably most looking forward to the animator's studio tour. I remember going there when they had all the stuff for Hercules and it was awesome but apparently it's all changed and not operational as an animation studio anymore. I definitely miss the 2D animation style they were so great at back in the day.

Other than that, I'm just letting the sister plan everything out. Because her specialty is planning amazing vacations... and my specialty is enjoying them.

I think I'll try to put that on a business card.

Regardless... looking forward to how this trip is going to turn out. We tend to have weird luck. Not necessarily good or bad... just weird. Like only one of her champagne flutes getting broken in transit for the wedding. And her breaking the unity candle, but after the ceremony. My vote is that we'll get stuck on Rockin' Roller Coaster (a la Best Man last time) but we'll be in the same car as David Henry.

Did we mention we're a bit obscure? ^_^
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I think it's most definitely a requirement that we do a series of pictures where we photoshop ourselves out and replace them with our avatars.

And not only did we both pick obscure, slightly villainous and thoroughly hilarious charters to represent ourselves... but they're also both a weird blueish-greenish-tealish color. Hmm... you think people will know we're related?

So when Joanna says that I don't "love" Disney... what she means is that I don't have the same compulsive desire to talk about it every day that she suffers from - I mean, enjoys. I like it and had a great time when we were there for the wedding (one of the first time's I'd been back and actually inside the parks since an Orchestra trip my sophomore year of High School). And I'm definitely excited to be going again in only 2 weeks! This time with no wedding requirements in the way ^_^

I'm probably most looking forward to the animator's studio tour. I remember going there when they had all the stuff for Hercules and it was awesome but apparently it's all changed and not operational as an animation studio anymore. I definitely miss the 2D animation style they were so great at back in the day.

Other than that, I'm just letting the sister plan everything out. Because her specialty is planning amazing vacations... and my specialty is enjoying them.

I think I'll try to put that on a business card.

Regardless... looking forward to how this trip is going to turn out. We tend to have weird luck. Not necessarily good or bad... just weird. Like only one of her champagne flutes getting broken in transit for the wedding. And her breaking the unity candle, but after the ceremony. My vote is that we'll get stuck on Rockin' Roller Coaster (a la Best Man last time) but we'll be in the same car as David Henry.

Did we mention we're a bit obscure? ^_^
Okay - you get your own response.

Yes, we can definitely photoshop some of our photos... but not all of them. Too much photoshopping hurts my head. And, we don't talk to said "relation" because the implications are too frighting!

"required wedding activities" like drinking around the world?

And I'd like to see that business card

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And... to keep the the rest of the world in the know, I should explain that Panic and I have this very bizarre affinity to David Henrie (Justin in Wizards of Waverly Place and/or the son on HIMYM) We (misguidedly) are convinced both my DH and her DBF kind of look like him, and he's our unofficial mascot. I'm not really sure why at all. I'll fully admit it's totally weird obsession, but I'm sure the David Henrie of our minds will be along with us for this trip!
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Hey Panic! I'm an engineer too (and also not of the train variety )! Great introduction, I'm looking forward to hearing about your guys' trip! Hope you have a blast!
Hey cool! I got my major in ChemE but I'm in a rotational program with Johnson & Johnson right now so I'm a Logistics Analyst in the supply chain delivery department for the next couple months. Then I'll be a Demand Planner.

I really liked fixing problems and improving processes when I was in a manufacturing plant, but we'll see if I can do the same thing with Supply Chain.

*crosses fingers*

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Hey cool! I got my major in ChemE but I'm in a rotational program with Johnson & Johnson right now so I'm a Logistics Analyst in the supply chain delivery department for the next couple months. Then I'll be a Demand Planner.

I really liked fixing problems and improving processes when I was in a manufacturing plant, but we'll see if I can do the same thing with Supply Chain.

*crosses fingers*

Awesome! I studied BioMed but now I'm a systems engineer for an aviation and defense company, working on cockpit display software for business and regional jets. One of my BioMed friends from school worked at J&J in New Jersey as a Scientist in R&D. She was always working on cool new products that she wasn't allowed to tell me anything about... other than that they were really cool. Your rotational job sounds like a lot of fun!!
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Okay, I have to follow your adventures just because you have the coolest DIS name ever! The Rescuers movies get NO park love (well, Hercules either actually, except for "Go The Distance" being part of Wishes) It's so sad! Joanna is hilarious!
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I'm in! I encourage people to go to your two other trip reports too.

You'll love the BCV. BWV is our home resort but we always walk to BC.

I had a great sister trip with my DS a couple of years ago. She lives in Texas and I in Michigan. It was great to vacation together. PLUS she went with me to the princess breakfast at Norway. None of my men would go. Can you believe it???
Thanks for the plug

I'm looking forward to the BCV. We stayed at the BWV waaay back when they first opened, and loved the location. I've always wanted to check out the pool at the BC!

I'm excited about the sister trip... We're doing some things that the boys won't do with us either!

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Haha, you still have such witty and colorful commentary regarding this trip with your sister! Sorry to your DH, but this TR might be as much fun without him too! Hehe. Maybe just ONE pic of a steam engine and he'll be okay, right?

BTW, I love that your 3-yr old outfit has the classic Mickey that everyone wants on their shirts now!
Thanks Rachel I promised DH I would take at least 1 train picture for him. You know... to get him through the withdrawal .

There are so many outfits (Disney and non) from when I was little that I wish I could have kept because they'd be so cool now. Even if they'd only fit on a large teddy bear or something...

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Hey Panic! I'm an engineer too (and also not of the train variety )! Great introduction, I'm looking forward to hearing about your guys' trip! Hope you have a blast!
See, it's the "blast" I'd be worried about We promise to try hard not to blow things up!

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Okay, I have to follow your adventures just because you have the coolest DIS name ever! The Rescuers movies get NO park love (well, Hercules either actually, except for "Go The Distance" being part of Wishes) It's so sad! Joanna is hilarious!
Welcome I totally agree about the park love. Both movies are just great! I don't understand why the Rescuers get no love, but there's a whole ride dedicated to a movie that they deem too "culturally insensitive" to sell in the US I would love an "albatross air" ride with Wilber!
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Hahaha! Subscribing now -- I read your wedding trip report and loved it! So funny! I can't wait to hear about your newest adventures!!!!!!
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Signing on for the fun! You had me laughing out loud on your last TR and I can't wait to see what you and your sister get into for this trip.
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I'm here Joanna! Can't wait to hear about your sisters trip as I plan for mine.
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Oh no.....
Oh no is right. I was so mad!

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Please tell us you found your camera!!

That story about the little girl on the airplane is too cute. I wonder why the guy didn't move - maybe he thought he couldn't and finally figured out he could

I loved your honeymoon TR and can't wait to get this show on the road!!
I would love to tell you I found my camera.... but my mommy taught me not to lie...

The girl was adorable! English wasn't the guy's first language - so maybe he just didn't understand.

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Welcome. This report will have significantly fewer trains in it

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Friday - Part 1 - are we there yet?

Camera, Camera, where art thou?

I dumped my whole bag out searching for it. But it was gone.
It must have slipped out of my bag on the plane. I quickly called Panic who had already checked in and was walking into the room to see if she could help me track down some numbers.

She did, and I called, but no one answered, so I left messages. But by this point, I had given up all hope of recovering it…

Thank goodness I had downloaded all the pictures that morning!

It still has not been recovered, and I’m loosing hope.

Fortunately, I had a back-up that I'd brought for Panic…so I wasn't camera-less... But my nice Cannon was missing.

So I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures – they’re either from my phone or my crappy $80 kodak.

So back on the ME….

We were driving towards Disney



I tried to get a pic of the sign… but this is what I ended up with – Donald’s Butt and a Toyota



Our first stop was POR - Riverside.





Then we stopped at the boardwalk.





Finally to the Beach Club.



I made to the villas and when I got to the room, and Panic was waiting. I got to the room and dumped out the bag, just to be sure I really did loose the camera. I did.



This is what Panic was describing - weird luck. I usually describe it as good bad luck. Like it's bad luck that I lost the camera, but good luck that I lost it at the beginning of the trip, so I didn't loose any pictures - and that I had a spare with me.

We scoped out the room (I'm spoiled because of the grand villa at BLT - this room was TINY in comparison) We had a great balcony. It was on an angle so it was bigger than a normal balcony and nice view.





After about the 5th time Panic proclaimed she was hungry – so we headed out in search of dinner…


Sorry all - I'm not sure why photobucket is being dumb. It's showing that all the pictures are resized - I don't know why some are big. Grrrr!
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