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Old 06-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation WARNING: YOLO 2012 Do NOT try this at Home!!! We’re Professionals Update: 3/18 Video

WARNING: YOLO 2012 Do NOT try this at Home!!! We’re Professionals (May TR)

To all who come to this place of Joy, Hope and Friendship (and YOLO)

WELCOME!!!



Let me start off with a quick definition for those of you unfamiliar with the term:

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YOLO: An acronym for 'you only live once'

“This motto is similar to the mottoes 'you've only got once chance to live' or 'enjoy it while you can'. People often use these phrases to persuade their friends to take risks or do something they normally wouldn't do…”

For example a Disney Trip that is planned 12 days out from the departure date.
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WARNING: During this Trip Report you will encounter…
4 EXTREME DISNEY FANS RUNNING ON VERY LITTLE SLEEP
900+ Pictures from 3 different cameras and 2 iphones
6 Resorts, 4 Parks, 2 Pools and 1 bedroom
Every form of Disney Transportation: Magical Express, Bus, Monorail, Boats, Train, Sad Bus (aka Magical Express home)
Tons of Snacks/Food
And SO MUCH MORE

Do not continue to read if you have any of the following:
A problem with happiness
If you have difficulty functioning on little sleep or watching people function on little sleep
An issue with extreme amounts of laughter and happiness
Are uncomfortable reading heartwarming stories of strangers
And last but not least have trouble finding room in your heart for Disney

If you are ok with all of the above then welcome aboard my third Disney Vacation Trip Report!!! If over the course of this report you find yourself hankering for more delightful reads please follow the links below down the rabbit hole to many more magical memories:


We loved it so much WE HAD TO GO BACK!!!
A Spontaneous Spring Break Trip Report


Crazy Eights take on the World: Spoiled Silly (Aug 2011 TR)

And the NEWEST addition to the Report Collection:

A Very BIG Move for One Little Girl: A Disney College Program Planning Diary.


Ok so a basic reasoning behind this trip (who really needs a reason to go to Disney?!) Obviously YOLO is the first and main reason. Spur of the moment trips are literally THE BEST. We planned the trip 12 days out and before we knew it we were off to the happiest place on earth to celebrate an onslaught of different accomplishments. If you wish to learn more about how the trip came about follow this link:

YOLO PTR Post


Now for a nice role call!!!

First up, incase you don’t know I’m Alicia.



22 years old and in love with all things Disney. Smells, music, atmosphere, food, characters and feelings you name it I probably love it. As I said before I just graduated college (CRAZY) with my BFA in Theatre Performance, now if you are like everyone else who I have come into contact with in my life you are going to ask me "What are you going to do with a degree like that?" Answer: I am moving to Florida in August for 6 months to do the Disney College Program and I cannot wait to see where life takes me from there.I am a "go with the flow" kind of person and my newly found modo since graduation is brought to you from Disney and Pixars UP: Adventure is out there!!! and I can't wait to find it. I grew up a Disney baby and although I just took a trip in March I couldn’t wait until August so I decided to throw in another tri, that makes this my this my 3rd trip in one calender year and I'm not even an annual passholder (now that's deication ) I realize that I am extremly fourtunate and lucky to be living the life I am.

Reason to YOLO: College Graduation, Pluto’s (my pillow pet) homesickness aka I needed to go back, riding Snow White’s Scary Adventure one last time and “STAR WARS WEEKEND” (we actually steered clear of MGM on the weekend)
Favorite Theme Park: MGM <3 (it will never be Hollywood Studios in my mind)
Favorite Meal of the Trip: San Angel Inn
Favorite Snacks of the Trip: Mickey Premium Bar
Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror
Favorite Disney Characters: Rapunzel/Pluto/Minnie Mouse
Favorite Disney Movies: Tangled//Little Mermiad
Favorite Disney Songs: Epcot area music loop, I sang it the entire trip because it's my alarm clock noise
Favorite Memory from the Trip: “The 14 hours of sleep and the 54 hours of being awake”




Andy



Andy is my fiancé(we got engaged in Disney on out August 2011 trip).He is 20 years old and he was forced into the love of Disney when we started dating 4 years ago. He has become accustom to the non-stop Disney chatter around my household and it’s starting to get to him. He use to sit back and listen but now he is becoming fluent in Disney and loves to get in on the conversation and the trips as well. This is our 4th trip together and in total he has been there only a measly 5 times. Gotta get that count up there, I volunteer myself as his vacation buddy!!!

Reasons to YOLO: Alicia needed a vacation partner, he actually hates the term YOLO haha
Favorite Theme Park: Hollywood Studios
Favorite Meal of the Trip: Peco’s Bills
Favorite Snack of the Trip: Goofy’s Candy Company Baseball Cookie
Favorite Ride: Toy Story Mania
Favorite Disney Characters: Donald Duck
Favorite Disney Movies: Aladdin
Favorite Memory from the Trip: “The birthday song at San Angel Inn”




Sam



She is my little sister and 20 years old (I guess isn’t so little anymore though). She is always planning imaginary Disney trips and thinking about the next restaurant she wants to eat at on her next vacation (we literally are always planning ahead, when’s my next trip?!). She shares a love of Disney obviously and she is probably my favorite family member to be in Disney with because we love to dance, sing and just be crazy.

Reason to YOLO: Star Wars Weekend, Staying in Country Bears (section in All Star Music)
Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Meal of the Trip: Early of Sandwich
Favorite Snack of the Trip: School Bread
Favorite Ride: Space Mountain
Favorite Disney Characters: Tiana
Favorite Disney Movies: Princess and the Frog//Toy Story
Favorite Disney Songs: One Spark of Light
Favorite Memory from the Trip: “Poopin’ my pants seeing them ghosts”




Brittany



Is Sam’s friend from school the baby of the trip 19 years old, going in to the trip I had met Brittany maybe twice in person. Let me tell you after maybe the first few hours in the airport I knew we were going to get along just fine. She was all about being a crazy YOLO(er) in Disney with us and was always willing to go with the flow even when running on literally no sleep. Her crazy antics were a GREAT addition to our trio.

Reasons to YOLO: Not having to wait until October and It was cheap
Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite Meal of the Trip: Pecos Bill
Favorite Snack of the Trip: Dole Whip
Favorite Ride: Expedition Everest
Favorite Disney Characters: Rapunzel
Favorite Disney Movies: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Disney Songs: Fantastic (da du dun dun dunna na na with Mickey waving his hands over his head)
Favorite Memory from the Trip: “Planking Roy and Minnie at 3am”

And last but not least




BOBBY!!!



The real reason for this trip!!! He is one of my best friends from college. When we first met two years ago I was on a rampage and he thought I was a crazy person but we quickly began to bond over our obsession or ummm… ehmmm LOVE of Disney. During our trip he was a DCPer working at Imgination/Captain EO. Due to his cast member status we were able to get a GREAT deal on this whole spur of the moment trip and we are all eternally grateful and forever in his debt<3

While we wait for this trip report to get underweight please feel free to watch this video of spontaneousness and crazy that are the YOLO(ers). I thank you all for reading along and we look forward to hearing from everyone and sharing our crazy amazing story with each and every one of you!!!


VIDEO: Disney YOLO Trip 2012

Video: YOLO Part Dos Teaser Video


Let the Memories Begin!!

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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Table of Contents:


May 26, 2012:
Let the YOLO Begin (Almost)!!!
And Now... We Wait
Im Leaving On a Jet(Blue) Plane
A Difference Experience on the Magical Express
Request Granted, YOLO is Going Well


May 27, 2012:
The Start of The Longest Day of Our Lives
This is Just the Beginning, Were Here Until 3 am!!!
NEW!!! All This? Just For Us? (A BTMR update)
More Reasons To Come Back
Food, Food and a Few other Things
Monorail Party
There's So Much Time Travel in Disney
3am seems SO FAR AWAY&
"THE MARBLE DOORS" of Animal Kingdom
Quick Refresh Before a Great Meal
The Crab Diaries: A Night of Disaster
Turning This Night Around!!!
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures!!!
I Mean No Disrespect Mr. Roy


May 28, 2012:
But Really, NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY
It's More Than Just Love... It's An Obsession
Rain Rain Go Away...
The Giant Snack Hunt
Do You Want me to Take a Picture of You?
Flounder!!! Yesssssssssssssss
A Spectacular Journey Into.... The Twilight Zone


May 29, 2012:
One (Not So) Lazy Morning
Eating and Shopping, Isn't That What Disneys About?
It's the Last Day But We Aren't Done Yet!!!
The Journey That Had No End!!!
Another First?! How is that Possible for Seasoned Pros?!
Let the Good Times Roll
This is the Fun That Never Endsssssssssss


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Old 06-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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Your vid was cute, looks like you guys had fun! Can't wait to read more! (& Congrats on your engagement!)
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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I'm in for another of your fantastic TR's! I had to do it...no the devil made me do it...no your great previous TR's made me do it. Wait a minute, does that make you the devil?!?! Nah...you're too sweet and cute for that, aren't you...AREN'T YOU?!?!
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Enjoyed your previous TR, looking forward to this one...Thanks for sharing
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YAY another one!!! Alicia I'm HERE! I LOVED your video. I was dying. Loved your pose on Dinosaur!
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I just realized that my hubby and I were there at MK on the same day that you were because we also rode Thunder Mountain after the refurb was done! I just couldn't believe that I was going to be missing out on my favorite ride during my honeymoon, but thankfully, I was at least able to ride it one time. I was so upset that it wasn't open during EMH though. We definitely would have ridden it over and over again!
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I just realized that my hubby and I were there at MK on the same day that you were because we also rode Thunder Mountain after the refurb was done! I just couldn't believe that I was going to be missing out on my favorite ride during my honeymoon, but thankfully, I was at least able to ride it one time. I was so upset that it wasn't open during EMH though. We definitely would have ridden it over and over again!
How crazy!!! I love when i heard about people who were there the same time, such a small world. Honeymoon?! Congratulations!!! What a magical place to spend such a happy time, I hope you had a wonderful trip. We were so excited to get to ride it that day because it wasn't scheduled to open until the following day when we couldn't make it back. We were totally bummed that it wasn't open during EMH too but we were glad we got one quick ride in on it.
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Awwww, sorry to hear about Sam's smooshed Schoolbread. She had worked so hard to make sure nothing would happen to the little pastry. I'm so shocked how Andy is so awake watching the rest of you slowly dissipate into sleep, especially Brittany who really looks out of it.

Love all your pictures of Saratoga Springs! It is such a pretty resort. So jealous you were able to stay in a TWO FLOOR GRAND VILLA! Wow! I wish I'd known about that when I stayed in Disney with my family. A shame though they couldn't have made those renovations look nicer (seriously, Disney?)

YAY! DTD! I never even knew there was a way of walking there from any resort. I thought you always had to take a boat. Wow, you learn something new everyday! The Baseball cookie does look GO-OOD! Now, I want to try those Nemo and Dory cookies even if I can't since you say they are gone :P LOL @ the old man wanting to take a picture of Brittany eating a cookie. Yeah, a bit creepy... but at least he had good intentions!

Wait? Did you say POR plays Princess and the Frog on their buses?!?! OKAY, IT IS DECIDED! Staying in Disney at POR! LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEE PatF, best Disney movie ever, period. (Awesome picture of Sam devouring the schoolbread lol)

That stinks about Tower of Terror! I always thought the ride stayed opened during thunderstorms because of the realism when seeing lightning actually come close to hitting the tower. Talk about one cool ride I say! But hey, at least you still have a whole day to ride it over and over again! to the ride photo and "Unhappy Alicia" face

Oooo... cool vinylmations! I love all these little random ones Disney has. to TSMM! A shame you got stuck in the regular line, but hey now you were facing each other (it really is annoying when you are with friends and everyone is back to back). Sorry you didn't win :/ But hey, maybe once your a CM and go to the parks most everyday you'll become a pro at it, huh? HUH? :D

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The first time we went to WDW we stayed at SSR in the Congress Park Section. Imagine our surprise, when we looked out the window and saw the DTD fireworks!! : The next day, we saw the path to DTD and ended up going to WGPC and Goofys candy kitchen! I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!

SSR is gorgeous! Last time we went, we were in the section next to the new pool and children's play area! That was the biggest hit for my grandsons. They liked it more than the parks.

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