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Old 12-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Pirates and Princesses and Phun, Oh My!

We went to WDW in May 2009 and at that time I did a Pre-Trip Report and had planned on doing an actual trip report, but never got around to it. Now that we're planning our next vacation I'm regretting not having done one before.

So if anyone is interested in seeing, I'm going to put one together this week while I'm on vacation.

A little sneak peek of what our trip consisted of:

10 days on-site at Caribbean Beach Resort
Birthday Surprises
Princess Tea Parties
LOTS of character meetings
Sickness
Mousekeeping fun
Food porn
A poncho fashion show
And someone on our trip screamed like a little girl on Splash Mountain (hint...it wasn't one of the girls!)

This is my little princess. Don't you want to hear her story?



Hop on board if you'd like to read more!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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Table of Contents


Chapters

The Beginning & Arriving onsite
Arriving at Caribbean Beach Resort & the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot
Le Cellier, IllumiNations, and Cinderella's Castle at night


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Old 12-31-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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I love TR with little girls because I have one and I get lots of ideas for future trips
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I love TR with little girls because I have one and I get lots of ideas for future trips
Woo Hoo!

I'm going to put my first chapter together tonight after the little one goes to bed.
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The beginning

This is our story….

My daughter was about 2 when she first learned about the Princesses. Here she is as Cinderella for Halloween that year.


She asked me where they lived and when I told her Florida, she said, “We have to go!” So I told her someday we would visit when she was a bit older and she never forgot that. Every so often over the years she would talk about what we would do when we went to Disney.

Finally we decided it was time. We planned our 10 day trip for her 7th birthday.


Pre-Trip Fun

As part of the countdown fun, we had 100 day party. I bought a bunch of Disney themed items to get DD even more excited about our trip. We made Mickey shaped pancakes for breakfast and Mickey shaped pizza for dinner.

And thanks to all the ladies on these boards I heard you can’t go to WDW without a little Vera Bradley so I had to buy these fun items.




Ok, on to the actual Disney stuff…

The Departure

At the ungodly hour of 4:30am our town car picked us up for the airport. Now we aren’t normally town car type people, but I splurged for our Disney trip. I should have taken a picture of us in the fancy car, but at that early in the morning I wasn’t feeling all photographerish. (Shut up, that’s a word!)

Then we hopped on the plane and off we went!

This is DD on the plane, ready to go!


We arrived at the Orlando airport and made our way to Magical Express. We happen to get a Disney Cruise themed bus.


DD & DH being silly on the bus.

That bus ride seemed like the longest ride EVER. But as we pulled in to the resort, a beautiful rainbow appeared over us.

This however, would be the very last sunny day we would see. ☹

Up next – Our Pirate room at Caribbean Beach Resort, Le Cellier, and Fireworks!
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Day 1 – Ahoy – We have arrived eh?

So we arrive a Caribbean Beach Resort and during check-in we received a Happy Birthday button for DD to wear. This will become very important later on!

DD was unaware that we had booked a Pirate room. This is her upon first walking in along with more pictures of the room.









This is the carpet that looks like planked wood!




After getting settled we headed over to Epcot to check out the Flower and Garden Festival.

These topiaries were amazing!









We then started to make our way to Le Cellier for dinner (yay!). Along the way we found this adorable little guy. I didn’t buy him and I’m kicking myself for it. I love his cute little gnome face!



Up next, Le Cellier and Fireworks!


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