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Old 08-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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Lesson learned. Need more days in Disney!!! Aug 2010 (NEW 1/20-COMPLETE)

HELLO WORLD!!!

Yes, that was a nerdy greeting for you nerds out there. I would call myself more of a geek.

to my first TR ever!

I'm Yuki and my trip was from Aug.17-Aug.24th. Some of the HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR in Florida. Woohoo!

I had a couple of contenders for my TR title. I've decided to just use them as chapter titles. I settled on this one because a) It got 3 votes in my PTR, and that's enough for me and b) I learned a LOOOT of lessons during this trip. That's pretty much the theme of my trip.

We had a lot of laughs, a lot of fun, a lot of food, and surprisingly little tears. I overblew my budget on the 3rd day, and Andrew fell in love with the Earl. I got drunk at Epcot and we went on ToT 7 times! We had an incredible time with LOTS of pictures and about 2 hours of video footage taken by moi. I would be honoured if you would join me as I relive my adventures.

WARNING: I deviate a LOT during my chapters. So be prepared for me to go off-topic often. I also have many side-stories to tell along with my TR. I hope you know what you're getting yourself into.

Some vital deets:
Who: ME (Yuki) and DBF (Andrew)
When: August 17 - August 24, 2010 (that's 8 days if you're counting)
Where: Pop Century!!!
Why: Do I really need a reason? Actually, yes I did.
Why cont'd: We celebrated our 3rd anniversary, his 22nd birthday, and his graduation from Queen's University's Engineering

Alright, let's get this party STARTED!!!


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Old 08-27-2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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Table of Contents

Ch 1. More about the cast and trip

DAY 1
Ch 2. Oooh! AMERICAN restaurants!
Ch 3a. I'm all fired up!
Ch 3b. Look, it's our hotel! Take pictures of the sign!
Ch 4a. This hotel has giant yoyos? Awesome!
Ch 4b. Oh snap, the mom is looking our way!
Ch 5a. When I look the animatronics in the eyes, it's as if they're saying "Help me!" or "You're next!"
Ch 5b. Those alligators are SOOOO cute.

DAY 2
Ch 6. Let the step-by-step touring BEGIN!
Ch 7. Touring plans? What touring plans?
Ch 8. Encounter with the Beverly
Ch 9. Where are the photopass?
Ch 10a. I'm not drunk, it's a heat stroke!
Ch 10b. Which one do I pick???
Ch 11a. Wow, it's REALLY your birthday!
Ch 11b. The best mustard in the world.

DAY 3
Ch 12. A love affair has begun
Ch 13. Wow, that's a lot of money
Ch 14. That guy sure looks angry
Ch 15a. Hollywood, here I come!
Ch 15b. Tower of Terror? You mean, of AWESOME!

DAY 4
Ch 16. My oh my, what a wonderful day!
Ch 17. Yes, I want the beard! OR Hey, I’m manlier than you!
Ch 18. Stop staring at me!
Ch 19. Helloooooo Capt'n Jack
Ch 20. Hidden Mickeys with friends!

DAY 5
Ch 21. Taking on The Skillet
Ch 22. Chilling at the Contemporary
Ch 23. Night on the (Down)Town

DAY 6
Ch 24a. Let's go on again!
Ch 24b. We took a lot of pictures in AK
Ch 24c. That dinosaur is LOUD
Ch 25. I'm completely SOAKED!!
Ch 26a. I love rhyming names
Ch 26b. More rhyming names!
Ch 27a. The animals are so close!
Ch 27b. The pictures just don't stop!
Ch 28. Now the party really begins
Ch 29. Like real trailblazers
Ch 30. An experience of a lifetime
Ch 31. Man, that's some good Kool Slai

DAY 7
Ch 32. The beginning of the end
Ch 33. For a small park, it sure is confusing
Ch 34a. Farewell to Hollywood
Ch 34b. Last night on the (Down)town

Day 8 (Last)
Ch 35. A fitting end to our great adventure
Ch 36. Lesson number 24

Videos
Day 1 to Day 5
Some of Day 6

Mini Trip Report
Niagara Falls Pt.1
Food and Wine
January Niagara Falls Dismeet
Montreal Pt.1
Montreal Pt.2
Montreal Pt.3
Montreal Pt.4a, Pt.4b
Montreal Pt.5a, Pt.5b, Pt.5c
Montreal Pt.6
Montreal Pt.7 (complete!)
NYC Day 1 pt.1
NYC Day 1 pt.2
NYC Day 1 pt.3

Other
Side Quest: Duffy and cheddar cheese soup!
McDuff Stuff #1
McDuff Stuff #2- Halloween with McDuff
Anime North


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Old 08-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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Chapter 1. More about the cast and trip

Don't worry, the chapter titles only get more clever.

The Cast
So on this trip, there were a cast of 2 FABULOUS characters. Ok, only one of us was fabulous, and he worked it!

We are two Canadians originating from Toronto originating from China and Taiwan (which are pretty much the same but they get pretty testy about it....).



This is me in my awesome Minnie Mouse sunglasses (bought from Walmart, not actually officially Disney)


I'm a Social Development Studies Major with a minor in Psychology at the University of Waterloo. I'm a big geek of many things, including Disney of course. Some of them are anime, gaming, cosplay, Munchkins and uh.....ya, more geeky stuff. Kudos if you got that last one!

I was the "planned everything for this trip" person. I've never booked a flight, bought park tickets, connected with 2 different airlines, or arranged travel insurance EVER. So along with a lot of firsts for me, I also learned a LOT of lessons. Hopefully, this will all make for an even BETTER trip next time!

This is Andrew, in the DME line waiting to go to POP. He held the camera, so there aren't a lot of photos of him.


He had just graduated from the Engineering program at Queen's University at the time of our trip. He is now currently working as a business consultant in Toronto.

He was initially not so keen on this trip. It was all really my idea. He didn't give me much to work with when I planned it, so I tried my best to keep him in mind in my plans.

Luckily for me, he really enjoyed himself! He appreciated a lot of the programming and background works that go behind the rides. He also really appreciated all the planning I did for this trip. He loved that he never really had to make a decision. Yay for my obsessive planning!

The trip
3 is a pretty big number for me. It may not actually BE a very big number, but it's my favourite number. Why's that? I'm not really sure....But let's ponder that another time.

A trip to WDW is pretty pricey, especially for students. Coming from Canada too! So we needed more than the simple reason of just wanting to go, to actually get our butts there.

Reason number 1: This September is our 3rd anniversary. Again, 3's a big number for me, so it was definitely worth celebrating.

Reason number 2: It's Andrew's birthday! I knew I wanted an August trip, but it also had to be after my exams. Luckily, they ended about 2 weeks before his birthday, so we were able to be at WDW for his actual birthday! Funny story about that later.

Reason number 3: Andrew's graduation! Yups......I needed a 3rd reason to top it off....and there it is!

For more background planning of the trip and my one and only past trip, click on the PTR link in my signature.


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Old 08-27-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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can't wait to hear more!
I love the wal-mart minnie mouse sunglasses, they are so cute!
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I'm here!

Great start. Can't wait to read more.
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can't wait to hear more!
I love the wal-mart minnie mouse sunglasses, they are so cute!
When I saw them, I only had two thoughts.

1)They're like Minnie Mouse sunglasses! and
2)I MUST have them

They went well with my MinM ears too

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Great start. Can't wait to read more.
Hey Vanessa! Great to see you here!
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I might fall behind though but I wanted to subscribe before I left on my trip!
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Being a fellow lover of the #3 - I'm on board! LOL would have been on board either way. Looking forward to follow up TR's.
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I might fall behind though but I wanted to subscribe before I left on my trip!
Hey Caitlin! Omg, are you leaving tomorrow already??? Have an awesome trip! I can't wait to hear about YOUR trip. And don't worry about falling behind, that's what the chapter links are for!

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We take pretty funny pictures. Well, Andrew likes to.

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Haha, SO not a surprise. Still great to see you though
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