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Old 01-20-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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Cross your heart we're going! Cross it!An Unexpected April Adventure! TR Started!!!!

Hi! Welcome to my PTR!!! Even though I have previously written two Trip Reports, this is my very first PTR. I'm so excited about this trip! My name is Angie by the way. As you can tell from the title I am huge fan of the movie UP although I guess it's fair to say I am a huge fan of all Disney movies or anything Disney for that matter...especially WDW!! This will be our 4th trip to Disney and we are hoping to experience alot of new things this trip but most of all we want to slow down and take everything in..smell the roses as they say. We've tried doing it on our last trip but I'm not sure we did very well. So, here's a little background info on how this trip came to be.....

Isn't it funny how in one week everything can change....last week at this time we still were undecided on whether we were going to even make it back to Disney this year. Although, I had been pricing vacations for April since the end of last year, I wasn't able to find a decent price on airfare. Why April? Well, we have visited in April for the last two years and have loved it! The weather is beautiful, there's usually very little rain if any, and the Flower and Garden Festival is going on. (so beautiful--need I say more?) But....it is during Spring Break time, right? Which means much bigger crowds. Luckily, we have found the crowds manageable, taking advantage of EMH (they work for us) Plus taking a break in the afternoon when it's usually much busier.

So, anyway as I was saying last week--no real plans although we were leaning towards going in July. I had even almost booked it. The airfare was good, the ticket prices were not bad. But, something kept stopping me. Maybe I was envisioning our very last trip in August. Not that it wasn't a great trip because it really, really was. But the weather...HOT and it rained almost every day we were there...and not a quick shower that Florida seems known for it was actually torrential down pours. Our trips in April kept coming back to me...and I just couldn't push those thoughts away that maybe there could be another April trip in our future? Then something magical happened! I was checking my husbands old email when what did I find................An email from Disney that contained A PIN CODE for the dates we originally wanted to go in April. I was estatic! I immediately priced the rooms and they were affordable!! YAY! But, then I remembered the flights and my good mood had suddenly turned sour. I manuevered my way back to the Jetblue website and gave it another try. DH prefers to only fly non-stop. I put in the dates and held my breath....and the prices that came up were not the prices that I remembered they were LOWER!! Not as low as they would be if we had flown out in July but with the Pincode it pretty much evened things out.

So, there you have it...a little bit of back history of how this unexpected trip came to be. Oh...the dates...April 12-April 16. I hope you decide to follow along as I plan our next adventure to the world. If you're interested here are the links to my last two TR's-- Our Short,but Sweet Sizzling Hot Summer Trip to the World and Easter Crowds + Lots of Fun Anyway= One Magical Trip Hopefully, they will help you get to know our family a little more.

Next Up--Introducing the Cast of Characters for this trip

Handy Dandy Links!!!

Cast of Characters
The Plans!!

Itinerary and Random Stuff
What are we celebrating???
Why we love the Flower and Garden Festival w/pics!!
ADR Update and the Food!! YUM!!
Touring Plans-Day1 & some pics of Pop!!!
Travel Goodies and um....fireworks?
Looking Back....Epcot 2008
Countdowns, Movie Nights, and Plans Change????
Give a day!! Get a day!!
Project Linus
Looking Back...Epcot 2009!
Looking Ahead....Epcot!! (Day 2-Touring Plans)
Shopping, Planning, Lists...Oh My!!
A little bit of News!!!!
Day 3-Touring Plans A Waterpark,DQ and some Shopping!!!!
Looking Back....Magic Kingdom 2008!
Great News!!...and Big Changes!!!
Revised Itinerary and a Recap!!
Looking Back....MK and Looking Ahead..MK Plans!!!
Favorite WDW Moments...
Looking Back....Disney Hollywood Studios 2008/2009!
A little of this and a little of that....
Day 4-Touring Plans Disney Hollywood Studios!!
Looking Back...Animal Kingdom 2008/2009
Day 5-Touring Plans Animal Kingdom!!
Looking most forward to-Top 10 list!!
Schedules, Characters, and Fun!! WooHoo!!
10 Days Left!!! The Countdown Begins!!!
More Favorites...and it's the Single Digit Dance!!!
YAY! Only 6 Days Left!!!!!!
More Favorites and... 5 Days to go!!!YAY!
More Planning, Favorites, and only 4 days left!!!
Souvenirs, AK Favorites, and 3 Days! WooHoo!!
2 Days!! 2 Days!!
We're Leaving........
Angie (me) DH DS14 DS11
WDW trips-- (POP Century)--April 2008,April & August 2009,April 2010,July 2012

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