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Old 08-01-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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The Pirates and the Frog (7/17 Welcome to the Next Adventure!)

The Pirates and the Frog
Good Morning DISBoards!!
The Capells are off again!
For those new to our Disney Adventures, meet the family:


There's me - The Captain of this fine crew.
I'm an anal planner armed with multi-colored Excel spreadsheets detailing our plans to the minute.
Yes, I overplan but I have tons of fun doing so.
My theory is that because I plan so much, if changes are necessary, I can accomodate since I know when and where we will be later.
Also, it allows me to build time in for special surprises, treats, and lots of fun!

Standing on the other side of the Big Cheese, is my wife.
Our Lovely Wench is critical in our planning as she helps coordinate all our outfits to match what we are doing that day.
She loves Disney almost as much as I do and looks forward to all the fine dining Disney has to offer!

The front row starts with our eldest swashbuckler, DS8 (he was 7 during this trip).
He is like his Dad and is learning the ways of the mighty spreadsheet.
He is an avid Legomaniac, hates the princesses, and is the family's picky eater.
He currently wants to grow up to be an Imagineer and is already planning on attending the Disney College Program.

Next up is the Pirate Princess DD5.
She loves all things Princess and Fairy but Ariel has always been her favorite.
Arts and crafts is her forte, she loves to try new foods, and she is the family drama queen.

Last, we have the little X-Man (DS3 but then he was 2 1/2).
He is a little bulldozer trying to keep up with his elder siblings.
Thankfully, he'll nap in the stroller even in the middle of Disneyworld!

Many of you have been along with us for these trip reports before.
But for those who are new, I love Disney and will totally get into character so be prepared to enjoy the ride.
This time we descend on Orlando for a Not-So-Scary Halloween Haunt!
There will be pirates, princesses, and even special guests along the way with lots of new fun and tons of details!
Join us for a look back at Halloween 2009 in Walt Disney World!
So board your vessels matey and be wary - there be pirates coming!!!

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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I get to be first joining the fun

I'm looking forward to hearing all about your Halloween visit!
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:05 AM   #3
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Goody, goody, goody!! Another CapellReport!!! Here we go....
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I'm in! I love reading about special parties at WDW!
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:29 AM   #5
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I'm looking forward to hearing all anout your Halloween visit!
Welcome aboard matey!
Grab some grub and be prepared for a swashbuckling good time!

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Goody, goody, goody!! Another CapellReport!!! Here we go....
Aye, we be off in search of adventure yet again!

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I'm in! I love reading about special parties at WDW!
Ah, a princess be ye?
Might that be a pirate princess?
And mind your answer or ye may be walking the plank!
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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YAY! I'm ready to read!
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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I'm Here ! I'm Here !

You know I can't wait for this one

Great intro Mike

We all how you stay in character for these reports , makes them just that more interesting !
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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Yay - I'm looking forward to reading your new report!
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:46 PM   #9
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YAY! I'm ready to read!
Argh - ye best be ready to do more than read, me hearty.
Adventure's afoot!

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You know I can't wait for this one

Great intro Mike

We all how you stay in character for these reports , makes them just that more interesting !
Tis a character I be then.
Welcome aboard our vessel!

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Yay - I'm looking forward to reading your new report!
Aye, and I be looking forward to telling the tale.
It be a grim one you see and it must wait till I can show you around our ship proper-like.
Alas, before we can get underway, I must prepare the map and gather the crew.
Grab some rum and I'll be right wit ye!
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yay I'm in! I love your TR, they are a great Disney fix for me since our next trip is so far away can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:19 AM   #11
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yay I'm in! I love your TR, they are a great Disney fix for me since our next trip is so far away can't wait to hear all about it!
Thank you lass.
Now climb aboard and raise the flag!
It's time to shove off!
I hope to continue our tale tonite!
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #12
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Prepping the Voyage

Before getting into the details of our voyage, let’s discuss the necessary preparations.
To make sure all the crew was on board at the proper time and coordinates, it was necessary to create a countdown of sorts.
We did this using colorful heads of a certain mouse who pops up from time to time.
I guess we need better traps on our ship.
Anyway, I labeled them there heads with numbers and placed them in a mighty maelstrom on the wall!


Each night the adventure grew closer, we pulled one off the before we drank our rum.


Finally, our ship and its crew were prepped and ready.
Twas the eve before our depature.


The crew gathered decked out for All Hallow’s Eve (a couple of days early) in order to pull the last rodent off the glass.
We were scheduled to depart the following day – October 30, 2009.


Now while the Cap’n (that’s me) mapped out our trek to the finest detail, our wench was responsible for outfitting our rag tag crew.
So, we had crew attire laid out for every occasion and labeled accordingly.
The clothes wench even made sure we knew which set we should wear in the AM, and which for the PM.


Then it was time to stuff the wardrobe into our satchels and shove off into the seas beyond.
Our wench even found bags with that little rodent on them again and each crew member had his or her own.
From the Pirate Princess


To the 1st mate


To the little ensign swabbing the deck


To the Captain’s personal satchel


And with that, we were ready to head out for adventure!!
The rodent had sent us some mysterious keys to board our vessel in his land so we made sure we had those handy.
There was one adult pass for the wench:


And two passes for the little buccaneers modeled after some flea-bitten dogs who will most likely steal the key later on…



Me? Well, I was still armed with my Annual Pass to this land of rodents.


So with all our entrance papers taken care of, we headed to the transportation center.
First up, a large flying contraption.
Looks more like a sea monster with wings if you ask me…

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:32 PM   #13
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A note from the PIRATE QUEEN...

Hi Everyone! I am WAY excited that we are back to posting a TR for an adventure I was actually a part of!!! I will try to keep up & give you my perspective when time allows. Thanks to all of you for following along!

Also, before I sign off, I just have to say that while my husband might think he is cute talking all piratey like that, he only gets to call me a "wench" so many times before I break all his fingers to stop him from typing. So if his updates suddenly stop without explanation, you will know why...
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #14
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Hi Everyone! I am WAY excited that we are back to posting a TR for an adventure I was actually a part of!!! I will try to keep up & give you my perspective when time allows. Thanks to all of you for following along!

Also, before I sign off, I just have to say that while my husband might think he is cute talking all piratey like that, he only gets to call me a "wench" so many times before I break all his fingers to stop him from typing. So if his updates suddenly stop without explanation, you will know why...
Hey!
Someone's going to be walking the plank...
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
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Anyway, I labeled them there heads with numbers and placed them in a mighty maelstrom on the wall!
So, this next time, are you going to form the countdown itself into the shape of the Big Cheese's head? Is the window quite large enough for that?

Glad you're finally onto this TR, as it means our trip in January is THAT MUCH closer. Yay!
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