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Old 12-21-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
well, all that's left now is the happy ending.
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This is the dawning of the rest of our lives... AT DISNEY WORLD!!!! COMPLETED 1/6!!!!

LIVIN IT UP.... love that feeling!! LIVIN IT UP!!!!!!!!!

Anyone else think that the LIVIN IT UP song is the worst and BEST song ever?! My mom and I constantly made fun of it this entire trip. Some say that there is no excuse for Comic Sans, but I think there is: Livin' It Up! I love the message of the song but it's just... dorky? Or something. Lame. Every time we left the our hotel room or entered a park we would sing, "LIVIN IT UP" in a totally goofy voice. And usually we'd dance around like idiots. And if something really awesome or hilarious happened, we would just instantly break into it... LIVIN IT UP, MY HEART STARTS BEATING!!!!! Are ya dizzy yet?!

The other theme of this trip was quoting the QUEEN aka Stacey.

If you are one of those people who can't stand her, I don't think I can recommend this Trip Report to you. I personally think Stacey is completely free of all flaws, and that is why I have been quoting her since 2006. My mom was kind of on the fence about her until this trip when she finally fell off the Stacey lovin' cliff and embraced the madness that is Stacey. She too began quoting her all the time and so if you saw two crazy blondes running around the parks singing LIVIN IT UP and screaming "TEST TRACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!" and "Pirates of the Caribbean! ARGGGGHHHHH!", well... That was us.


Oh. HELLO YOU! Kinda forgot I was writing this for an audience and not just for my own giggles.

My name is Lia, I'm 21 years old, I work in the business of show and I have had a serious Disney addiction, obsession, infatuation, and devotion going on since the day I was born. This is partly because of my mom (the only other cast member in this fabulous and fierce Disney duo... though there will be special guests later on! Yay, foreshadowing!) who bought me all the Disney movies and taped Disney Channel specials for me as a child!

When I was 4, she convinced my dad that we should take a trip to Disney World for my 5th birthday. He originally said no, thinking I wouldn't remember the trip and that I was too young. Boy, was he wrong! I remember so many things from that first trip and all our subsequent ones! Disney left a giant imprint on me all those years ago, and I have not been the same since. It is VERY hard for me to choose a favorite park, ride, character, movie, etc... because I LOVE IT ALL SO MUCH! It's all wham!

You probably know me from my very famous prior masterpiece, The MCLOVINS Hit The World... HARD! that has been going on for over eighteen months. Yeah, it's an awesome trip report. People love it. If you haven't read it, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE!! GET OVER THERE!!

So, the "yesterday" is covered, now let's get to the present trip report! I planned and canceled this trip THREE TIMES, so there begins the madness. Just warning: there is always craziness and randomness when it comes to my mom and I at Disney. Silly things just happen to us. We do nothing (mostly) to attract this hilarity, it is simply thrust upon us. Good stories abound!

We went from December 5-14, which is a time I never thought I would visit Disney World. I always wanted to see the parks during the holidays, but December is such a busy time as it is and my favorite time to go is during the Food & Wine Festival in Oct/Nov or for my birthday in April. When we had to cancel our trip planned for October 28-Nov 6, I didn't know when we'd end up going. But frankly, I've had a crazy year and I needed an escape to my happy place MORE THAN EVER. I really don't want to get too deep on here, but when I say I needed Disney, TRUST ME!! I needed it! So as soon as I was free of work commitments, I booked the trip and two weeks later... WE WERE AT DISNEY WORLD!

Disclaimer: This Trip Report(R) has no affiliation to Stacey or the talented writers and performers involved with the creation of Livin' It Up. I am simply a fan who aspires to be 1/16th as cool as these people. Thank you.


DAY 1: DECEMBER 5, 2011
Day 1, Part 1 In Which We Roll Like G's
Day 1, Part 2 In Which In Which The Kingdom Stays Open In Honor Of A Very Special Princess
Day 1, Part 3 In Which We Form A New Ohana At Ohana
Day 1, Part 4 In Which Someone Finally Recognizes My Royal Status
Day 1, Part 5 In Which We Let The Memories Begin!
Day 1, Part 6 In Which We Probably Made Goofy Look Normal

DAY 2: DECEMBER 6, 2011
Day 2, Part 1 In Which There Are No Mickeys Hidden In Disney Greenery
Day 2, Part 2 In Which I Discover New Realms of Awesomeness At The Hollywood Tower Hotel
Day 2, Part 3 In Which We Don't Wanna Run, We Just Wanna Bang On The Drum All Day
Day 2, Part 4 In Which We Visit The Cat That Hates People
Day 2, Part 5 In Which I Am Covered In Tequila
Day 2, Part 6 In Which We Feel Bad For Ringo

DAY 3: DECEMBER 7, 2011
Day 3, Part 1 In Which I Do The Joey Lunge
Day 3, Part 2 In Which There Is A Half Naked Drunk Old Man
Day 3, Part 3 In Which I Meet The Man I'm Going To Marry

Day 3, Part 4 In Which Everything Totally Blows
Day 3, Part 5 In Which They (RUDELY) Close Epcot In The Middle of Our Conversation!

DAY 4: DECEMBER 8, 2011
Day 4, Part 1 In Which We (Almost) Sustain Several Injuries
Day 4, Part 2 In Which No Cupcake For You!
Day 4, Part 3 In Which NOW I'm Ready For Safari!
Day 4, Part 4 In Which We Venture To Uncharted Territory

DAY 5: DECEMBER 9, 2011
Day 5, Part 1 In Which Minnie Mouse Freaks Out!
Day 5, Part 2 In Which We Celebrate the Fourth of July Four Times

Day 5, Part 3 In Which I Use Witchcraft To Communicate With People
Day 5, Part 4 In Which We Have Ourselves A Merry Little Christmas

DAY 6: DECEMBER 10, 2011
Day 6, Part 1 In Which We're Here To Change The World
Day 6, Part 2 In Which I Plan A French Wedding
Day 6, Part 3 In Which I Give Up On Vodka
Day 6, Part 4 In Which It's Time For Disney On Crack
Day 6, Part 5 In Which We Find New Ways To Be Drunk Without Alcohol
Day 6, Part 6 In Which History Repeats Its......zzZzZZzzzz
Day 6, Part 7 In Which The Annual Splashathon Commences!

DAY 7: DECEMBER 11, 2011
Day 7, Part 1 In Which Pascal Is Nowhere To Be Found
Day 7, Part 2 In Which The Tigers Make Me Cry
Day 7, Part 3 In Which I Am Almost Clark Griswold
Day 7, Part 4 In Which The Lion Isn't Sleeping Tonight
Day 7, Part 5 In Which More Weird Sea Life Is Discovered
Day 7, Part 6 In Which We Eat 65 Million Years Ago
Day 7, Part 7 In Which I Just Can't Get Flynn Rider's Name Right

DAY 8: DECEMBER 12, 2011
Day 8, Part 1 In Which No One Shows Up To Animal Kingdom (Again)
Day 8, Part 2 In Which I Thought That Only Happened In The Movies
Day 8, Part 3 In Which I Wander Around And Eat Bad Pizza
Day 8, Part 4 In Which I Fall Asleep While Trying to Stay Up And Stay Up While Trying to Fall Asleep
Day 8, Part 5 In Which Hot Cast Members and Free Hummus Cheer Me Up
Day 8, Part 6 In Which There Is More Free Food
Day 8, Part 7 In Which We End Up Doing The Same Stuff We Always Do

DAY 9: DECEMBER 13, 2011
Day 9, Part 1 In Which I Calm Down... A Little
Day 9, Part 2 In Which I Mourn Toontown and Meet Up With Mom
Day 9, Part 3 In Which No One Says A Word About My Poor Etiquette
Day 9, Part 4 In Which This Is ALL THAT!
Day 9, Part 5 In Which I Am A Repetitive Depressive Eater

DAY 10: DECEMBER 14, 2011
Day 10, Part 1 In Which It's Not Over Til It's Over
Day 10, Part 2 In Which It's Always Boom
Day 10, Part 3 In Which The Mouse Will Always Be There To Welcome You Home
Day 10, Part 4 In Which... Let's Not Talk About What Happened Next


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October 2012 Pre-Trip Report Installments

7/30: I'm Going To Disney World!
8/12: Real Life Update & Our Trip Plans
10/10: The Food & Wine Festival Must-Dos & More!!
10/15: Random Things About Our Trip!
10/20: Leaving For Disney Tomorrow!
11/01: This Is The Trip That Never Ends!
11/05: Finally In My Dwelling Place

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