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Old 12-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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On the 1st Day of Christmas Walt Disney Gave to Me.....Final Chapter 5/14/10!


On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

A room at the Wilderness Lodge!



Yes, the McSparklesons are back and we brought Daddy this trip! I will countdown all 12 days of Christmas at WDW (even though we only stayed 3 days!) with tons of pics and dining reviews too!

Here we are in all our glory....

Me and Ally, 8 year old daughter....



Daddy (Jeff) and Ally



So stay tuned for MY 12 days of Christmas version...... (first I need to go finish my last TR from September!!!).

So back to the song....

On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

A room at the Wilderness Lodge.

We booked a room in the villas and if you've read any of my other TRs, you'll know that I tend to get, um, FREE upgrades quite a bit. Might be my charming personality, or just plain dumb luck (I like to think it's the personality thing!), but I always book the el cheapo room, and end up with something other than a parking lot view.

This time was no exception.

I was expecting a lovely view of the bus stop, but instead got this!







Hey, it's not fireworks view at Magic Kingdom, but it beats looking out at the minivans from Nebraska!!!!









Plenty of room in our studio, and I was so mad I forgot we were in a villa or I could have packed some breakfast items, since we had a fridge and microwave.

I have always liked Wilderness Lodge and really wanted to stay here during Christmas. I got my wish! It was very warm and welcoming.





I loved the proximity to MK by boat, but otherwise, we had some issues with transportation. I'll go into that a bit later. Stay tuned!
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Magic, Memories and.... MCSPARKLESONS! A Christmas Grand Gathering
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The McSparklesons are BACK! And they are CRUISIN! March, 2011
DISmoms Round Two: Don't Axe, Don't Tell May 2010 - A joint TR with my fellow DISmoms!
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5/2012 DCL Dream (DISmoms 4) 3/2012 DCL Magic Western Caribbean 12/2011 BWV (Mom/Dad's 50th Anniversary) 5/2011 BWV (DISmoms Gone Wild III) DCL Magic Eastern Caribbean (First family cruise!) 5/2010 BCV (DISmoms Gone Wild Part II) 4/2010 CSR (Mother/Daughter Trip12/2009 VWL (Family Christmas Trip) 9/2009 Dolphin (Mother/Daughter Trip) 8/2009 ASSP (Mothers/Daughters Trip with Neighbors) 5/2009 AKL (DISmoms Gone Wild Trip), 5/2009 AKL (Family Trip), 3/2009 CSR (Mother/Daughter Weekend), 11/2008 CSR (Mother/Daugter Trip), 9/2008 Yacht Club (Anniversary Trip), 5/2008 POP (Grand Gathering),3/2008 POR (P&PP), 5/2006 POP (Family Trip), 5/2000 CSR (Business), 5/1998 BWI (Honeymoon), Multiple offsite adventures!

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Old 12-16-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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We have stayed at WL and normally it wouldn't be my style, but I really liked it. Somehow we too got upgraded to the concierge level. Figures we only stayed one night.

I like that you are stretching 3 days into 12.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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Another TR already! I hope you don't run into any bachlorette parties!
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:06 PM   #4
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Reporting in your Sparkleness! I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmasy pics! My favorite evening on our last trip was at WL! I really want to stay there sometime.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:14 AM   #6
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Very cute way to start your tr looking forward to th rest!
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I'm in.

Can't wait to hear more.
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We have stayed at WL and normally it wouldn't be my style, but I really liked it. Somehow we too got upgraded to the concierge level. Figures we only stayed one night.

I like that you are stretching 3 days into 12.
I think the reason we always get the upgrades is that we stay 2 or 3 nights. So it's cheaper to upgrade us than someone who is there for the week. Remember when we were upgraded from ASMo to CSR??? That was a whole resort upgrade!

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Another TR already! I hope you don't run into any bachlorette parties!
No bachelorette parties, but wait for it........ mean people on buses!!!

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Reporting in your Sparkleness! I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmasy pics! My favorite evening on our last trip was at WL! I really want to stay there sometime.
Not only Christmas pics, but Jeff got me an early Christmas present, a new video camera that takes short little bursts of video. So I may try to show some of those too!

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Nutso reporting in
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I'm in!
Hang on, it could be a bumpy ride!!!

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Very cute way to start your tr looking forward to th rest!
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Thank you! Does this mean I can only do 12 installments????

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Can't wait to hear more.
You just like it cause you saw my OSU shirt!!!

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McSparklesons are back - yeehaw!!! Love the reports. It keep me going.
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Of course I'm in!!!
I figure since I am now hooked and live on the boards (thanks to you) I will follow along!!!
Now I don't want to be a nag still being kinda new and all, but it's been almost 2 days since you last posted!!
Oh wait...I'm your little sister...nagging is what I do!!!
Let's go...11 more before Christmas!!!
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I gotta ride along with the Sparkleson's! How lucky you are to be able to go so often!
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I'm going NUTS waiting for an update
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