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Old 07-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Trip Number Ten ~ We're Going Again! Plus a side trip!

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It's that time again....Time for another PTR! We are about to embark on our 10th trip to Walt Disney World!!! Hard to believe. But what can I say, we started going in 2005 and it was love at first site!!!

First let's get the intros out of the way, and then we will move into the trip details!!


I am the mom, the wife, the Disney lover! I have been married to my DH for 15 years and we have 2 wonderful boys. I work part time at my kids' school as a Teaching Assistant. And I am now also an Authorized Disney Travel Agent! I started doing this in March and it is going well so far and I am loving it! In my spare time I enjoy being with my boys, shopping, photography, and of course everything Disney!

DH has become quite the Disney fan himself! He works a lot of hours as a Quality Assurance Inspector, so he really looks forward to our family vacations to the sunshine state! In his spare time he enjoys spending time with the boys and being outdoors.

DS14 is our oldest. Hard to believe he's a teenager already. Heading to HS in the fall. He enjoys reading, being with his friends, playing video games, riding his 4-wheeler, archery, and loves roller coasters! He still enjoys Disney very much and I hope that doesn't change anytime soon. DS14 is very out-going and hilarious and is always the star of the show!

DS11 ½ is our little guy. But not so little anymore, heading to MS in the fall. He enjoys playing soccer, being outside, playing video games, and Legos!! He loves Disney very much and I can always count on him if I want to talk about Disney! DS11 is very laid back and easy-going and doesn't have a care in the world.





We almost made this 10th Disney trip a DisneyLAND trip. But in the end we decided to go to Disney World as usual. Since this year is special for several reasons  I had a certain big number birthday in April, we celebrated our 15th anniversary in May, this year marks our 10th trip to Disney, in the fall DS11 will start middle school, and DS14 will start high school  we wanted to do something different! We just weren't sure exactly what. We pondered many things. Disneyland, like I said. We still do want to do that. We just decided that we will do that on a shorter trip. So we put that aside for a bit. We considered a Disney Cruise. DS11 and I were really into this idea, but DS14 & DH not as much. I did price it out and just wasn't sure it would be worth it and if we would all enjoy it. We would have had to shorten the trip because of the price. Didn't really want to do that. So we decided to put that trip aside for the time being as well. Our next thought was Universal. DS14 was the most into this idea. I did the research and even had a resort picked out there and then we decided to save that for another year or so down the road. DS11 still isn't all that much into thrill rides, plus we figured it is going to be so hot when we go that we didn't know if doing all the Disney parks and Universal parks was going to be such a great idea. So, what did we decide???

We are doing 2 nights at Clearwater Beach before we go to Disney World!! The kids have never been to the ocean and we are very excited!!

So, it will be 2 nights at Clearwater and 7 nights at WDW!



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Old 07-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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I'm here and can't wait to hear all about your next trip! I always enjoy reading your TR's although I must have missed trip #9 so I'll have to go back, find that one and read it.
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Great intros! The boys have grown so much since I first started reading your reports.
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I'm here too!

SO looking forward to chatting all about Disney. I am depressed that I'm stuck in hot and humid PA instead of hot and humid FL.

I REALLY need to plan a trip.
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It is hot & humid here, isn't it?! I don't mind though!!

I'll be happy to chat about Disney with you all summer!
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Wait. You start a PTR and don't even tell me? What the heck??!!
I realize I'm way the heck out, but send a sistah a text about it or something.

Anyway... Good morning from Cali!
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I realize I'm way the heck out, but send a sistah a text about it or something.

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I totally meant to tell you last night, but I forgot. Too many other things to talk about I guess!!

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I remembered from one of your previous trip reports that you had a brief write-up about a quick side trip your family made to LEGOLAND. Do you have any tips/tricks/words of advice I should be aware of. For our upcoming trip, we fly in to MCO late on Thanksgiving night, plan on staying at the Hyatt and using DCL transfers to get the to the port for our cruise on Saturday. We were thinking on that Friday we'd rent a car at the airport and go to LEGOLAND. I have no idea what to expect and know no one who has ever been there so any and all advice is appreciated. My boys are 7-years-old and love Legos and rides so I can't imagine they wouldn't love LEGOLAND.

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I remembered from one of your previous trip reports that you had a brief write-up about a quick side trip your family made to LEGOLAND. Do you have any tips/tricks/words of advice I should be aware of. For our upcoming trip, we fly in to MCO late on Thanksgiving night, plan on staying at the Hyatt and using DCL transfers to get the to the port for our cruise on Saturday. We were thinking on that Friday we'd rent a car at the airport and go to LEGOLAND. I have no idea what to expect and know no one who has ever been there so any and all advice is appreciated. My boys are 7-years-old and love Legos and rides so I can't imagine they wouldn't love LEGOLAND.

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Yes! We went to Legoland in late April 2012. We rented a car from the Dolphin and drove to Legoland for the day. Here is where I talk about it in that TR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....926597&page=18 It starts there and goes on through the next several updates. And there is a lot of Legoland info here in my PTR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post44524622

Hopefully that will help you out some!

My advice.... Don't go in thinking it is Disney, because it is not. I have read several reports from people being highly disappointed and I think it's because they were going in with Disney standards. I went in hoping for a fun day for my DS who loves Lego's and that's what we got!! Get there before whatever the stated opening time is. The park was open when we got there before opening time and we got a lot done before noon. That was about the time it started to get busy. Most of the park is geared for about 12 and younger, so you should be good with 7 year olds! I recommend the pizza/pasta buffet for lunch, it is very good. And make sure to leave plenty of time to check out the huge section of Lego displays. There are some good rides, but not a ton. I don't really remember the names of them, but the ones that stick out to me are a dragon coaster, a wooden coaster, a flying school coaster, and make sure the boys do the driver training thing! There is a pretty neat pirate water stunt show and a very cool 4D Lego show too. Visit the Cypress Gardens, it is beautiful. And get some Apple Fries, very yummy!

That's about all I can think of for now. Hope it helps!
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