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Old 01-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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"Norway? More like No Way!" Goobers' Jan 12 TR! Up.x2 4/6: FINAL THOUGHTS!

Welcome, my friends, to what may be one of the more amusing TRs you've read in recent times - or at least, I hope it is!

It may or may not involve the following:
  • Pretty hilarious one-liners (like that gem in the title) from my partner-in-crime for this trip (who you'll meet in just a moment)
  • Getting stuck on multiple attractions (Did we even have to be evacuated? You'll have to read and find out!)
  • Ridiculously amazing amounts of pixie dust being chucked at us left and right
  • Hobo ducks
If you're joining me after following along with my PTR, thanks for being such a loyal reader and friend and joining me here! It means the world to me that you've decided I'm interesting enough to continue on this ride with me... No seriously, I'm glad knowing people are actually reading this!

And if you're just joining? Uh, why weren't you following along with my PTR? Yeesh... Just kidding, I know PTRs can be kind of boring since it's just a bunch of planning, so it's all good if you're only here for the good stuff. (Though if you're wanting to read my PTR, you can go here and sift through my ramblings!)

That being said, I'd like to extend a huge WELCOME to you and I hope you comment just to say you're following along, even if that's your only comment this whole TR (I'm kind of notorious for doing this myself ). Don't feel like you can't just pop in and say hello because you feel like an awkward turtle or something, because I've gotta tell you (and I have a DISer or two who can hopefully back me up on this), I'm a pretty friendly gal who enjoys sharing a serious love for Disney with anyone and everyone who is up for it! So please, comment away, even if you join this TR in the middle or towards the end!

So, with that out of the way, I just want to warn you now... I'm a ridiculously goofy person (and yes, consider myself a goober), I love parentheses, I sometimes ramble, and I took 1500 photos on our trip ...

I hope you're ready to enjoy the crap out of my TR, which will be full of magic and happiness and smiles, more than anything else... You are in for quite an epic trip with two of the coolest goobers you'll ever meet. Which leads me to...

WHO!

(If you read my PTR, you can skip this, or you can just re-read it and get a little refresher as to who the two dorks featured in this TR are...)



That's me, Danielle, or Dani for short (my husband calls me this). I'm a huge fan of Disney World, instagram (my name is dmags, you should follow me on there!), photography, the TV show LOST, video games, board games (I'm addicted to Ticket to Ride, no lie), and my dogs. I work in the financial industry, even though I was an English major, buuuut thankfully it's in marketing so it's not so awful.

Like I mentioned, I'm a total goober, goofball, and more than anything else, I love laughing and being happy. I have a ridiculous sense of humor and always have (yes, I was voted Class Clown in high school), and really enjoy making other people happy!

My favorites:
Disney movie: Tangled
Pixar movie: Wall-E (Up is a VERY close second)
Disney character: Tie for Eeyore and Pluto
Disney World attraction: Expedition Everest, with Splash Mountain a very close second
Disney World snack: Well, you'll just have to wait and find out in my TR!
Disney World restaurant: Via Napoli
Disney World park: Magic Kingdom




That guy? That's Matt, and he's my awesomely awesome husband. We met almost 9 years ago when he went to school in Boston, and we've been married for just over a year. Matt works as an analyst for a top 50 web company, and enjoys Disney World a whole lot! He's been there 23 times now, and is the reason I'm super into Disney World as much as I am. He loves video games, board games, reading, movies, playing the banjo (yeah, my husband rules), and loves Christmas as much as I do (perhaps even more fanatical about it than me?!)

Matt is the kindest person I know and has a heart of gold. I feel beyond lucky that we found each other, because he is literally my other half and my best friend in the whole world. Okay, schmoopiness aside, he really is a wonderful person, a bit more introverted than I am, but where we are different, we balance each other very well.

His favorites:
Disney movie: Lilo and Stitch, Tangled, Brother Bear or Hunchback of Notre Dame (He has a lot! )
Pixar movie: Ratatouille
Disney character: Stitch, Pooh, Donald and Chip and Dale
Disney World attraction: Haunted Mansion
Disney World snack: Tied between Churro and School Bread
Disney World restaurant: Raglan Road, with Via Napoli and Whispering Canyon Cafe a close second
Disney World park: Epcot, with Magic Kingdom a very very close second


Okay, intros are done. Phew! I'm hoping for a Chapter One update either this evening or tomorrow, but we'll have to wait and see because I need to begin the organization of my photos!

And on that note...

LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!



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Old 01-30-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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DAY ONE
January 18th, 2012


Chapter One: SNOWMAGEDDON? Get me to Beach Club, now!
Chapter Two: Um, do I hear "Man or Muppet" right now?
Chapter Two: Um, do I hear "Man or Muppet" right now? CONTINUED

Chapter Three: Oh that Beach Club smell... "Mickey ears make everything better!"
Chapter Four: Okay, you're allowed to shake your head at me.
Chapter Five: Okay, we really are finally here!
Chapter Five: Okay, we really are finally here! CONTINUED
Chapter Six: Dead Men Tell No Tales... and the Infamous (first) Splash Mountain Incident
Chapter Seven: "Wait, are you pointing at ME?!"

DAY TWO
January 19th, 2012


Chapter Eight: Um, is that Mickey Mouse being attacked?
Chapter Eight: Um, is that Mickey Mouse being attacked? CONTINUED
Chapter Nine: "Beverly was a bad choice."
Chapter Nine: "Beverly was a bad choice." CONTINUED
Chapter Ten: Floatin' along in a lazy river and uhh, an explanation of my fear of ToT
Chapter Eleven: Um, did we just step into the Overlook Hotel: My first experience on Tower of Terror.

DAY THREE
January 20th, 2012


Chapter Twelve: Uh oh, we've got a case of the grumps over here...
Chapter Twelve: Uh oh, we've got a case of the grumps over here... CONTINUED
Chapter Thirteen: "I NEVER want to hear Brer Bear get stung by bees ever again!": Getting stuck on Splash Mountain

DAY FOUR
January 21st, 2012


Chapter Fourteen: "Look, it says LOVE! Oh, wait, nevermind."
Chapter Fifteen: And then, it was in that moment, my sandwich sang to me
Chapter Sixteen: A brilliant idea is born...
Chapter Sixteen: A brilliant idea is born... CONTINUED
Chapter Seventeen: No, I'm not going to sing to my wife in front of all of these people

DAY FIVE
January 22nd, 2012


Chapter Eighteen: Let the Disney World Gauntlet BEGIN!
Chapter Nineteen: A little hootie hoo, some cookies, and an epic TSMM battle...
Chapter Twenty: "Okay yeah, you need to buy that t-shirt right now."
Chapter Twenty-One: "REALLY? You just made my DAY! Come get a photo with me!"
Chapter Twenty-One: "REALLY? You just made my DAY! Come get a photo with me!" CONTINUED
Chapter Twenty-Two: "OH MY GOD TRUFFLE OIL"... and a DISmeet!

DAY SIX
January 23rd, 2012


Chapter Twenty-Three: "YOU ARE LUCKY NUMBER OOOONE!!"
Chapter Twenty-Four: "Ooooh, that was a very good model pose... I like your Blue Steel!"
Chapter Twenty-Five: A Tour of the Woooorld...
Chapter Twenty-Six: "MATT! Why did you sticker me?!"
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Hello Old Key West.. aaaand goodbye Old Key West!

DAY SEVEN
January 24th, 2012


Chapter Twenty-Eight: "So help me God.. If one more AK bus comes..."
Chapter Twenty-Eight: "So help me God.. If one more AK bus comes..." CONTINUED
Chapter Twenty-Nine: "Classically.. Trained... THAT'S FUNNY! I LOVE YOUR SHIRT!"
Chapter Thirty: "Mr. Bird, you do not want to eat that. That would be a form of cannibalism!"
Chapter Thirty-One: The attack of the hobo ducks!!
Chapter Thirty-Two: "Holy cow, we went on how many attractions?!"
Chapter Thirty-Two: "Holy cow, we went on how many attractions?!" CONTINUED

DAY EIGHT
January 25th, 2012


Chapter Thirty-Three: "OMG WHAT ARE THOSE DUCKS DOING?!"
Chapter Thirty-Four:"That cupcake is AMAHZING!" and "Oh my God why is that photo so horrible?!"
Chapter Thirty-Four:"That cupcake is AMAHZING!" and "Oh my God why is that photo so horrible?!" CONTINUED

DAY NINE
January 26th, 2012


Chapter Thirty-Five: "Help me Star Tours, you're my only hope."

Chapter Thirty-Six: The best bread pudding you will ever eat in your LIFE
Chapter Thirty-Seven: "Okay, I hope I don't get stuck in this cave."
Chapter Thirty-Seven: "Okay, I hope I don't get stuck in this cave." CONTINUED

DAY TEN
January 27th, 2012


Chapter Thirty-Eight: "Um, will you guys be our Disney tour guides?!"
Chapter Thirty-Nine: The BEST/funniest attraction photo of our trip
*****INTERMISSION! PhotoPass photos!*****
Chapter Forty: Beaches and Cream and a little ice cream!
Chapter Fourty-One: "ARE YOU DANI?!"
*****AWESOMELY AWESOME NEWS!*****

DAY ELEVEN
January 28th, 2012


Chapter Fourty-Two: The beginning of the end
Chapter Fourty-Three: "GOD BLESS THE USAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
Chapter Fourty-Four: See ya real soon...
Chapter Fourty-Four: See ya real soon... CONTINUED

TRIP WRAP-UP!

Chapter Fourty-Five: Everything must come to an end...
Souvenirs!
Final thoughts
Final thoughts CONTINUED


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Old 01-30-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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joining! wondering if we overlapped any days. and if you got stuck on potc w my inlaws.

I love your balloon and castle shirt!
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Yay!!! You started!!! I followed your PTR and am ready to read about your trip. Two things let me know that we are long lost friends .... for realz. First is that I love Lost, too and I am still beyond depressed that the show is over. Thank goodness for Netflix where I can get my Kate, Jack and Sawyer fix whenever I need it. Second is that my Dad plays the banjo too ( not the same as your DH, but still, there's a connection) and I love bluegrass music. So I just know if you didn't live over 3000 miles away, we would be fast friends. Can't wait to read about your trip !!!
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HI Danielle,
Just found your TR and I made it to page 1 - yeah!
Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
I'm mostly a lurker, but i'll try to say hi every now and then - LOL

Are you and your DH from Boston originally?
EDIT - Just started your PTR and I got the answer!
I'm North of Boston...the other side of the planet from you guys South of Boston!
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I'm here!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!
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Hi~
YIKES! I can't believe you got THAT stuck! I figured you would talk about being on there for a few minutes, etc.....the fact that you had to be evacuated! WOW!
and that you had to pee...while being stuck on a WATER ride - that must not have been good...:scared1
Hey, at least you got a fast pass out of it...what we dis'ers wont do for a fastpass

That poor CM...i can understand those people being upset since it was only park day, but the CM did not make the ride stop..

I so appreciate the work your putting into this report...I can't imagine the time it takes!
so please, do what works for you...if your busy for everyday that's ok....every couple days is ok as well....
just don't forget about us, please!
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Thank you for joining! Hope you continue to enjoy my TR.


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Hi~
YIKES! I can't believe you got THAT stuck! I figured you would talk about being on there for a few minutes, etc.....the fact that you had to be evacuated! WOW!
and that you had to pee...while being stuck on a WATER ride - that must not have been good...:scared1
Hey, at least you got a fast pass out of it...what we dis'ers wont do for a fastpass

Ugh I know, I never thought we'd get that stuck on an attraction! It was not a good situation, so I'm just glad I made it to the bathroom. And yes, the FP was very nice to have. We'll see what we end up using it on.

That poor CM...i can understand those people being upset since it was only park day, but the CM did not make the ride stop..

I know, I just felt bad for her because the people weren't very nice. She didn't stop the attraction, and in fact, it was people standing up who made things worse!


I so appreciate the work your putting into this report...I can't imagine the time it takes!
so please, do what works for you...if your busy for everyday that's ok....every couple days is ok as well....
just don't forget about us, please!

Thank you! It is a surprising amount of work but also REALLY fun to write. I love writing as it is, so writing about my trip to Disney World? It's way more enjoyable than writing about other stuff! That being said, it is pretty time-consuming, but when I have lazy Sundays like today or quieter work days, I'm able to get a lot of writing done!

I think I'll be able to keep up the pace, as I just finished writing about Day 4, and Day 5 is on the horizon... Though Day 5 will be VERY long (you'll see why), so who knows how long it'll take me to write. But don't fret, I'm sure I'll have an update posted tomorrow for everyone to enjoy.

I definitely am not going to forget about you or this TR! I am dedicated to seeing it to the end, because I totally get bummed when I'm enjoying someone's TR and they just seem to drop off the face of the Earth. It's like leaving everyone hanging on this epic ride you're taking them on! So don't worry, I'm here for the long haul.
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Just subbed! I can't wait to hear more!
I just posted about that yummy strawberry shortcake on my (first ever) TR!

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I am defiantly a one time poster to say hi!
I'm enjoying your TR and I your room.
I'm soooooooo glad you were able to make it to WDW before the crazy snow. We just got dumped on here in CO so the warm weather looks wonderful.

I was shaking my head first time soarin AND test track? oh well. At least you could sare your first time here.
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I'm a huge fan of Disney World, instagram (my name is dmags, you should follow me on there!), photography, the TV show LOST, video games, board games (I'm addicted to Ticket to Ride, no lie), and my dogs. I work in the financial industry, even though I was an English major, buuuut thankfully it's in marketing so it's not so awful.
Well if your lovely one-liner title didn't get me, the fact that you are a LOST fan did! I really miss that show!! Once Upon A Time is doing a respectable job of filling the void though.

Can't wait to read more!
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