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Old 12-13-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
Mickey_Mom
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Talking A Disney Dream Come True - Nov/Dec TR ~ Oct10 Another TR :)



Hello and welcome to my family’s November/December trip report. If you’d like to read the planning that went into this trip, check out my PTR, complete with Handy Manny chapter links --> HERE – Disney Dreaming!


To summarize the details, we stayed at the Pop Century Resort from November 27th to December 7th. This was our fifth trip to the Happiest Place on Earth but it was our first time going at Christmas and the first time ever for my oldest son’s girlfriend who joined us.


Our August trip last year was all about slowing down the pace and not trying to do everything. An easier philosophy on your fourth trip at the same time of the year….. but this trip was about trying to accomplish as much of a Disney Christmas as possible, because I didn’t know if we could ever do it again. Did we find the balance? I hope you keep reading to find out, I’d love to have you follow along! My family chided me the entire trip about how many photos and video I took so there’ll be lots to see if you do…..


Yay you’re still reading! Ok, so without further ado, here are my Cast of Characters.




Me – Tracy

I’m the emotional one in the family, always striving to find family time. I’m the glass half full person always looking for the fun in things and the planner extraordinaire of this vacation. I put a lot of heart and soul into this trip and had to learn to not take things personally if someone wasn’t enjoying themselves as much as I was.





DH – George

George is also a glass half full kinda guy and he’s brutally honest about everything. His tell it like it is manner can be taken in different ways depending on what you want to hear and how well you know him. He was reluctant to let go of the slower pace for this vacation and it took him a few days in to relax and start enjoying himself.





DS15 – Alex

Alex gets his goofiness from his Mom and his height from his Dad, or Pops as he calls him. He’s a bright, caring young man who also looks for the fun in things. He’s a budding director hoping to pursue a career in the film industry and this past summer we split the cost with him of a good hard drive video camera that he brought with him. He was very happy we extended the invitation to his girlfriend to join us…..





DS15GF14 (boy that looks weird eh?) – Kathryn

Kathryn’s personality is strikingly similar to George – very sarcastic and tell it like it is. So of course, they clash - but George eventually found the best way to deal with it. She’d never been to Disney before and was very excited about coming with us. There was drama in the days leading up to this trip and a question if she could even go, but in the end all the pieces fell into place.





DD14 – Ariana

Ariana is the inspiration for our Disney trips. She absolutely adores anything and everything to do with Disney, with a particular fondness for Princesses. Her days are spent quoting favorite scenes from Disney movies and her free time consists of surfing the net and watching youtube videos of anything remotely connected to Disney. Her favorite holiday of the year is Christmas – the trees, the presents, the Christmas carols, snow angels, lights and decorations……. so going to Disney at Christmas was The Dream. Ariana was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and struggles with communication, attentiveness and sitting still. She tends to wander as she has little sense of danger and if she sees something she wants, she goes for it. That came into play a LOT this trip.





DS5 – Demetri

Demetri loves our Disney vacations almost as much as Ariana does. He’s always asking how soon until our next trip and he was really excited about all the new rides this year he was tall enough to try. He’s freakishly cute and energetic and wants to do everything. This was also the first trip in which he deemed himself too old for naps……


So there you have it. Our party of six. Welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy reading along as I share our trip with you!


Chapter Links:

Welcome and Cast of Characters – you’re here!

Day 1 - Arrival Day and Checking in!
HERE

Day 2 - Magic Kingdom and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR

PHOTOPASS PICS NOW HERE! Click here to catch up on Day 2 and HERE TOO

Day 3 - Hollywood Studios
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR
PART FIVE

Day 4 - Hollywood Studios
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR
PART FIVE
PART SIX
PART SEVEN

Catch up on Photopass Pics for DHS days - click here!

Day 5 - Animal Kingdom
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR
PART FIVE
PART SIX
PART SEVEN
PART EIGHT
PART NINE

Day 6 - RESORT and DOWNTOWN DISNEY
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR
PART FIVE
PART SIX
PART SEVEN

Day 7 - Epcot
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR
PART FIVE
PART SIX

Day 8 - Magic Kingdom / Boardwalk
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR
PART FIVE
PART SIX
PART SEVEN
PART EIGHT


NON-TR STUFF...
Our Lion King the Musical Day

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