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Old 11-23-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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No boys allowed! The birthday girl and Mom take on Disney

Welcome! DD7 and I are back from 11 wonderful days at Walt Disney World to celebrate her 8th birthday (Nov 30th) It was an amazing trip full of sunshine, low crowds, lots of suprises and Disney magic.

Link to our first trip report from 2008 Worst trip ever http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2009224

How the trip came to be:

DD has 2 older brothers and 1 younger brother. Her older 2 brothers both had huge blow out birthday parties when they turned 8 (not sure how it turned out to be the 8th birthday?) This summer we started talking about what to do for her 8th, and she sighed and said "I wish I could go to Disney, but I know we can't, so let me think" DH and I started talking about it, pricing it, and realized if just one of us took her, we could swing a trip for her birthday. DH was more than happy to send me off and agreed to hold down the fort. Talked with the boys, and not one of them was upset about being left behind. I planned the trip for her birthday week, but started reading about some people having trouble getting reservations, so I bumped us up a couple of weeks to try and avoid crowds. We usually go late October, so we've never had to wait long for rides, and I hoped by moving our trip up, that trend would continue!

I had great luck with making ADRs and planning surprises, and finally on Nov 12, R and I would ready to head off for our girls only birthday trip!

I took tons of pictures, and have started a dining review as well. Thanks for following along!

A quick sneak peak picture of DD and I at MVMCP on Nov 19th with DD's favorite character, Minnie!

Day 1: First class? We'll take it! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...58&postcount=4

Day 1: This isn't our hotel. Or is it? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=10

Day 1: AKL room pictures http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=11

Day 1: Finally, a park! Epcot http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9...D550/ry%3D400/

Day 1: "Home" again for naps and surprises http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=27

Day2: DHS - If I ride this, you have to ride that http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=33

Day 2 DHS - A little of this http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=34

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