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Old 09-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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We Got No Troubles; Life Is The Bubbles! 04/18 - Complete!



Under The Sea

Hellooooo humans!



Welcome aboard, explorers! Please keep your hands, arms, feet and legs inside the TR at all times, as we chronicle the latest Disney adventures of the Darling family.

If you're just joining me here, then a very warm welcome to you! Please feel free to post, introduce yourself and invite me to your (P)TR! If you would like some background information on this trip, please see my Pre-Trip Report!

If you're hopping over from said PTR, I welcome you back to my ramblings and thank you for tagging along!

This is the story of 7 marvelous days in Disney with myself and my husband. So who are we?



Johnny and Wendy. 26 going on 80, married two years, Disney freaks.





Also starring my cousin and fellow Dis'er eeyore04, whose PTR can be found here. I'll post a link to her TR when she starts it. She went with her mother and brother. It was her family's first and eeyore's second trip.

Also possibly featuring some surprise characters!

Where: Art of Animation, in a brand new Little Mermaid room!
When: September 16th - 23rd, 2012
Why: To celebrate our second wedding anniversary, take advantage of free dining, stay in a brand new Little Mermaid room and just take in as much Disney as possible.

One week! This was our shortest trip yet. It was my 6th and Johnny's 4th trip to WDW so we decided to take it a little slower, skip some things, smell the roses. Despite being a short trip, we managed to take nearly 5000 pictures. Yup, five thousand. Two people with 7 cameras. We like pictures.

Will it happen? You'll have to stay tuned to find out!

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Chapter 1: Travel and arrival.
Chapter 2 (part 1) Art Of Animation, first thoughts!
-- Chapter 2 (part 2)
-- Chapter 2 (part 3)
Chapter 3 (part 1) Room review, dining review, first park!
-- Chapter 3 (part 2)
Chapter 4 (part 1) "Just a Little Bit of Pixie Dust!"
-- Chapter 4 (part 2)
Chapter 5 (part 1) "What's Next!?"
-- Chapter 5 (part 2)
Chapter 6 (part 1) Early mornings in Disney!
-- Chapter 6 (part 2)
Chapter 7 (part 1) "ROAR!"
-- Chapter 7 (part 2)
Chapter 8 (part 1) "The Food, The Festival and the Fun"
-- Chapter 8 (part 2)
Chapter 9 (part 1) -- Yetis All Around
-- Chapter 9 (part 2)
Chapter 10 "Life Update/Segue into an Awesome Update!"
Chapter 11 "Wishes + Sweets!"
Chapter 12 "Hooray for Hollywood!"
Chapter 13 "Hooray for Hollywood! Part 2"
-- (part 3)
Chapter 14 "The Calm Before the Storm"
Chapter 15 (part 1) "Back in Time... for Dinner!"
-- Chapter 15 (part 2)
Chapter 16 (part 1) "Monorail Morning"
-- Chapter 16 (part 2)
Chapter 17 "This is not a vegetable torture device."
-- Chapter 17 (part 2)
-- Chapter 17 (part 3)
-- Chapter 17 (part 4)
Chapter 18 (part 1) "Sausage Fest"
-- Chapter 18 (part 2)
Chapter 19 (part 1) "The Other Castle"
-- Chapter 19 (part 2)
** Off topic - My mini-trip to Ottawa **
Chapter 20 "Swing yer Napkins Round and Round!"
Chapter 21 (part 1) O! Canada!
-- Chapter 21 (part 2)
-- Chapter 21 (part 3)
-- Chapter 21 (part 4)
Chapter 22 "It's a Small World After All"
Chapter 23 (part 1) "Boo to You and You and YOU!"
-- Chapter 23 (part 2)
-- Chapter 23 (part 3)
-- Chapter 23 (part 4)
**Off topic -- updated kitten pictures and more!**
Chapter 24 (part 1) "Happy, Happy Hallowe'en!"
-- Chapter 24 (part 2)
-- Chapter 24 (part 3)
Chapter 25 (part 1) "Farewell to Art of Animation"
-- Chapter 25 (part 2)
-- Chapter 25 (part 3)
-- Chapter 25 (part 4)
Chapter 26 "More like Fastpass Minus..."
Chapter 27 "The Big Blue"
Chapter 28 "Barge Go Boom"
Chapter 29 "The End!"
Chapter 30 "Souvenir Post"
Chapter 31 "Art of Animation - Full Resort Review"
Chapter 32 - The end and the link to the new PTR!

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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We left Disney World two days before your arrival and had a wonderful time on our first trip (of many I hope)! I think you had a lot more rain and slightly longer waits, though. I just found and read your entire trip report today and really enjoyed it! Your photos were wonderful! We stayed at The Polynesian, but skipped Kona Cafe. I'm now kicking myself for missing out on Tonga Toast! We saw a similar explosion during Illuminations on the 9th and it really freaked me out. Two cast members swore it was normal, but it didn't seem right to me. Unfortunately, we only saw it once and didn't know if it was normal or not.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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I'm sad to see your TR come to an end!!

So weird about the giant fire explosion during Illuminations! At least it looks like it worked itself out!!

Glad to hear you didn't have a major ME issue!! That really is worrisome when the bus is running late/makes a lot of stops!!
I'm sad to see it end, but I'm too excited about the next one to care too much! Hehe
I would say the wind took a spark the wrong way and just ignited everything on the barge. It did work itself out though, and the rest of the fireworks going on around it, if you hadn't seen the show you'd probably never know it wasn't supposed to happen like that!
All I could think of was you guys having problems with ME! I was glad it worked out ok for us though.



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Reading these reminded me that I wanted to tell you that our ME was late by 45 minutes the time we flew. Our other bus had broken down somewhere so they picked us up but they could not get all of us on the bus. We were able to get on because we had the closest flight but there were others that they just left there. I hope another bus was able to come get them and bring them on time. I wonder what happens if you miss your plane because of ME???
Yikes! That's a scary thought! I know they allow an extra hour for ME but yeah, I wonder what they do for you if you miss your flight?


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oh wendy so sad its come to an end ,but definately looking forward to your upcoming trip
Well, it had to end some time and I'm just glad to have another to write about coming up! hehe


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We left Disney World two days before your arrival and had a wonderful time on our first trip (of many I hope)! I think you had a lot more rain and slightly longer waits, though. I just found and read your entire trip report today and really enjoyed it! Your photos were wonderful! We stayed at The Polynesian, but skipped Kona Cafe. I'm now kicking myself for missing out on Tonga Toast! We saw a similar explosion during Illuminations on the 9th and it really freaked me out. Two cast members swore it was normal, but it didn't seem right to me. Unfortunately, we only saw it once and didn't know if it was normal or not.
Well first of all, to the report! Glad to have you!
You stayed at the Poly? Oh how wonderful! I'd like to stay there some day.
You must never skip Kona again! I would WALK to the Poly to get that tonga toast!
I'd say the explosion is normal in the sense that it's normal for a spark to ignite the whole bunch of fireworks, like it probably happens every few weeks or something.
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I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty.
I've got whoozits and whatsits gallore!


If it seems like I'm rushing through the end of this, I am. Ready to move on to my PTR. hehehe

Here's my souvenirs.



The teapot, and the two dish towels. I said on OrangeJuice's new PTR that I know I'm a Disney lover because I made my kitchen to match Mickey. White walls, red cupboards, black counter top. taa daa! Johnny and I saw that teapot online and basically needed it. It was sold out online! So we made it our mission to get it in the park and we bought it our first day. It's adorable, it sounds like a steamboat when the whistle goes off.


More Mickey kitchen items for my Mickey kitchen:


My adorable Kermit mug!




Johnny's Jurassic Park mug (we love those movies!)


And my vintage MK cup that I couldn't leave behind!


Johnny wanted an Art of Animation mug but they were sold out the whole time we were there. We might take a ride over next trip just to see if they have any. But he got this cute cup instead:


And of course our refill mugs:


There is no shortage of drinking vessels in our home. We swear every trip to come home with NO mugs but we do it anyway.

I bought this album:


We LOVE board games so we got this:


This was in our room as a surprise one day:


I had to get this adorable pen:


Our pins we bought at the MNSSHP:




I forgot to tell this story. On our last day when we were in MK Johnny found this on the ground:


He looked around for anyone looking for it and when we saw no one, he brought it to a CM and told her he found it on the ground. She said "Well I guess you just got a new pin! "


These pins will in no way start a pin trading frenzy. I hope.

Adorable fridge magnet frame:


Wore this to MNSSHP.


New park bag (because our old one is getting really, really worn out!)


Our super cute Christmas ornament (we get one every year)


And two Mickey's Mini Gardens.


Unfortunately the sundew has since passed on to greener pastures, but the kalanchoe is thriving!

We also got a towel (another must for every trip), a snuggie and some t-shirts that I didn't get pictures of because the day I was taking the pictures, they were in the wash!

From Google, this is the shirt I got:


So there you have it!

Up next, a wrap up and a resort review.

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aha my kitchen is mickey too,i've got the set of the dishes and the utensils,oven mitts and apron and funny enough I was thinking of buying that same kettle n tea towels on my next trip.I also wanna buy the trivet and spoon rest.i wish i had those funky cupboards though....sadly mine r very outdated fake wood from like the 70's LOL.Let me know when u start ur pretr
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The teapot, and the two dish towels. I said on OrangeJuice's new PTR that I know I'm a Disney lover because I made my kitchen to match Mickey. White walls, red cupboards, black counter top. taa daa! Johnny and I saw that teapot online and basically needed it. It was sold out online! So we made it our mission to get it in the park and we bought it our first day. It's adorable, it sounds like a steamboat when the whistle goes off.


How cool - I have the exact same colours in my kitchen too except my cupboards are white and the walls are red

I got the dish towels as well when I last went in 2010 - desperately wanted the teapot as well but it was going to be too much to put in my luggage all the back to New Zealand (not that I thought so - but my travelling companions did)
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Art of Animation looks amazing but I think that if it wasn't for the pool I would still pick POP over it. I really liked our preferred rooms at pop for our honeymoon. That being said, I might change my mind once we try AoA. Thanks for the review
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So sad your TR is over but yay for a new PTR soon!

Love your souvenirs! I always buy Disney kitchen stuff on trips, and ornaments too, it's an obsession!

I loved your review of AoA! I only stayed there that one night but I really liked it, however, this might sound strange, but I think I prefer Pop! If I was going to do one or two nights in a value, I would do AoA but if I was going to do a whole trip, I'd definitely pick Pop, and get a preferred room! The distance from the LM rooms to the main area is just too far!
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Yay! I'm here and excited to hear all about it!
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Oooh, joining in, can't wait to see those LM rooms.
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So glad to see you here!

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Thanks for joining!! I hope to fly through the travel days to get to the good stuff (i.e. Little mermaid!) faster!


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