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Old 10-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
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Disneytopia LIVE! Trip Reports 2012/2013/2014

What is Disneytopia? It is the perfect Disney vacation, one where the resort is wonderful, crowd levels are low, food is great, commando plans work, and you get that extra, suprise of Disney Magic. So, every year we try to get closer and closer to achieving Disneytopia on vacation until we win the lottery and move in to Golden Oak. These were LIVE! trip reports.

Click here to go to page 26 for the October 2014 trip report

Click here to go to page 18 for the April 2014 trip report

Click here to go to page 11 for the October 2013 trip report

Below is the October 2012 trip report.

Some introductions.

DW and I on our honeymoon 12 years ago.



Our two dds. They are the ones in the middle.



The 50' kitty moved Cinderella's castle over to Epcot.



Previous trip reports.

Trip Reports
10 Years, 10 Trips, 20,000 Miles ... almost Disneytopia!

The Phantom Menace of Park Capacity

Disney Hilton Head Island Resort Podcast Trip Report
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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So, how did we get here?

Neither DW nor I had Disney experiences as children. DW never went as a child, and I went once with my parents, as a 13 year old boy, to Epcot, on a Saturday during Spring Break, managed 3 whole rides, and walked through the countries.

When DW and I got married, she wanted to honeymoon in WDW. I thought, well, it wasn't that great that many years ago, but let's give it a shot. As all of you know by reading this, it truly was a magical Disneymoon.

Past trips
(1) 1987 - Epcot
(2) 2000 - All Star Music
(3) 2005 - All Star Sports
(4) 2006 - POP Century
(5) 2007 - POP Century
(6) 2008 - Caribbean Beach

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(7) 2009 - Saratoga Springs Resort
(8) 2009 - Vero Beach/ Old Key West
(9) 2010 - Animal Kingdom Lodge
10) 2010 - Wilderness Lodge
11) 2011 - Boardwalk
12) 2011 - Bay Lake Tower
13) 2012 - Hilton Head Island
14) 2012 - Bay Lake Tower
15) 2013 - Old Key West
16) 2014 - Beach Club
17) 2014 - Boardwalk/ Vero Beach
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Back to BLT this year.

Friday


Saturday
1900 Park Fare Breakfast
Mass
California Grill Dinner

Sunday
Fulton's Crab House
DTD Shopping

Monday
MNSSHP

Tuesday
Citricos

Wednesday
Epcot EMH
Akershus breakfast
WHW (i still like it all these years later)
Chefs de France

Thursday
MNSSHP

Friday
Wave lunch
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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We will be driving down in the black, Pontiac Astek. I call it the Tumbler from the Batman movies, because that would just be really cool to be driving that. We have the Disney Family stickers on the back. Wave if you see us on the road.

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I'm in! Look forward to following along during the trip.
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I'm in! Does your Tumbler have that cool feature where it drives itself while you lay down and aim the missile? Or is that a Wayne Enterprises after-market add-on?
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Other side of Nashville. South bound ...

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I finally made it and am all caught up. Long week at work. Hope your trip is great. Can't wait to hear more.
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Hotlanta. About an hour away from FL line now.
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Glad you made it. Have fun and try not to be a zombie today.
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ahhhh home!!!, glad to see yall made it safe. hopefully you did a winning dance for the titans when you passed the stadium
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Glad you made it safely. Now try to get some sleep sometime. Great start of the trip with Park Fare.
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Glad you made it safely. Now try to get some sleep sometime. Great start of the trip with Park Fare.
Nope. 30 minute nap will be it for the day. But, I am getting to old for this. I will sleep well tonight.
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Some more pictures from 1900 Park Fare.

The food has declined there over the years, but the girls still love the characters. The croissants were excellent.

Hatter.


Alice.


Winnie the Pooh.
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Following along. Looks like it's going to be a great trip!

Driving straight through overnight to make breakfast?

Great views from your room!
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