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Old 11-27-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Magic in a Winter Wonder World with 1,648 pictures

Welcome to my new trip report! I'm so glad to have everyone here.
I just got back yesterday.
Disney's slogan is The Happiest place On Earth and the Place where dreams come true. I agree with both of those 110% and this trip proved them both to be right. This was my first trip as a DISer so I def. appreciated all the little Disney details a little more this time around.
This trip I took exactly 1,648 pictures.
The title says it all this trip was magical and of course there was drama but not too bad. It was also great to see all the Christmas decorations. There is nothing like Disney at Christmas time.
With out further ado here are the introductions:
Me- Hi, I'm Barbara

I am the loving wife and mother to my loving family. I used to be an art teacher but I got laid off in May so now I'm a SaHM to my two girls. I love planning Disney trips. I believe the planning is half the fun. I enjoy writing and photography so, put the two together and I love writing trip reports. My favorite ride is all the Disney classics and my favorite character is Donald Duck.
Next we have the children:
Amy- Amy just turned 11. She is small but mighty. Amy plays softball on the same rec. team as her sister, loves dance, and just started playing the clarinet in her school band. Her favorite rides are all 3 mountains, sum of all thrills, and TSM. Her favorite characters are the fairies; Tink to be exact. Did she get to see them this trip?

Emily- Emily turned 14 just a few days before the trip and we celebrated her birthday on the trip. Emily acts like she is 5 while at Disney. Her eyes light up when ever she sees a character and she always wants to take home every stuffed animal she sees. Emily plays softball on a rec team and does travel. She also has been playing the flute in her school band for a few years now. Oh yea, and she LOVES Disney. Sometimes I wonder if she loves Disney more than I do. Her favorite ride is TSM and she loves all the characters the same.
Last but not least we have the hubby,Mitch. Mitch works for a publishing company and travels on business trips about every month- month in a half.
Mitch tolerates my love for Disney. But he is usually the one to surprise me with booking the trips. His favorite rides are SM, Soarin', and TT. His favorite character is Figment. Mitch is the best husband you could ever ask for and he is always doing things for his girls.

When: November 21st-26th
Where- The double tree across the street from DTD. We were supposed to stay at the Dolphin but about a week before the trip Mitch switched us to a 2 bedroom at the DT because he needed more room. Out of 15 trips this was my second at a non-Disney hotel and my last.
Why- Our season passes were about to expire. We needed a Disney fix. And to see the christmas decorations. Do I need anymore reasons?
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'm here!!!! Barbara
can't wait to follow along!!!
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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I'm here!!!! Barbara
can't wait to follow along!!!
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Yay! You're first.
You deserve a prize. How about some dancing smilies?
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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I forgot to reserve a spot for links before.
Oh well here it is now.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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You deserve a prize. How about some dancing smilies?
thanks for the prize!!!

BTW! forgot to mention: GREAT INTRODUCTION!!!
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #7
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Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to Disney we go

The night before I was so excited I didn't fall asleep until 12. I woke up at around 7ish and then went back to sleep and didn't wake up until 8:30. The goal was to be out the door by 9 but that didn't happen. Instead we got out the road at 11. We live In S. Florida so Disney is only about a 3 hour drive.
Amy ready to go

Shot of the highway

The drive down was pretty un-eventful nothing to write a book about.
After about an hour and a half we had to stop here
Emily had to go to the bathroom and we were all hungry.

The only time I have seen EOS was at DTD so, I thought it was pretty funny seeing it here.
I was glad I packed lunch because that place was expensive. They wanted 4.50$ for a slice of pizza.
We hurried up and ate so we could get back on the road to my happy place.
Some Florida postcards

Before we left I stopped at the bathroom when I came out the girls both had a donut in hand.
About an hour and a half later we saw this

Not too long later we saw this

Finally we saw this



We stopped at a 5 minute red light so I had plenty of time to get the perfect shot
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:08 PM   #8
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BTW! forgot to mention: GREAT INTRODUCTION!!!
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:16 PM   #9
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Mickey, I'm here

You don't want to just sit at the entrance, do you? Let's go check out the hotel
First sign

A second later we were pulling up to the hotel

Time to celebrate
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:25 PM   #10
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #11
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Just caught up, great start! How lucky to live so close to the happiest place on earth!
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Sorry I had to cut the last post short. AMy screamed and I had to come running. Turns out she was just laughing.
Where was I? Oh yes pictures of the lobby



The kiddos had their own check in

Gift shop

window display

Come on inside the gift shop and look around

A couple of times through out the trip Mitch could of used the shirt on the left




Donald!

The girls stayed in the gift shop and I went to go check in with Mitch
we got a 2 bedroom on the 7th floor. Will this room be good? Only time will tell. At check in we were all given cookies.
The girls took pictures of each other with Mickey ears
Emily

Amy

With miss. Minnie

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Ugh-ugh get the bags out of the room!
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Great start to your trip report! I am excited to read because we are thinking of a trip during this time next year. Can't wait to read more!
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Just caught up, great start! How lucky to live so close to the happiest place on earth!
Thank you! To me it's not close enough. I would like to live in one of those neighborhoods 5 minutes away. We used to live in Orlando about 35 minutes away. Then we moved here 7 years ago.
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