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Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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The Most Awesome Trip Ever! This is Devon's MAW TR Day 5 Part 1 Epcot! *NEW* 07/22/12

Here it is, the trip report of our families exciting MAW trip to DisneyWorld!!

Devon's PTR

Night Before and 1st Day
Day Two Islands of Adventure
Day 3 Aninmal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios: Safaris and Star Wars
Day 4 Part 1 Jedi Academy
Day 4 Part 2 Better Late Than Never
Day 5 Part 1 Epcot! California, Space, High Speeds and more
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Night Before and 1st Day

Lots of pictures!!

I guess you could say our journey started the day before because we spend the night at my mom's house. The kids were really excited for that, I mean spending the night at Nana's and a trip to Disney World?!?! They also got to go to Golden Corral for dinner because my mom wasn't in the mood to cook the day before a big day.

So this is the kids all excited to out to eat.


Devon and Cassidy got a little excited for the Chocolate Wonderfall! That is my older brother behind Cassidy. He also came along, but on a later flight.


I was going to have them wear one of my dad's t-shirts to bed as I had packed their pj's for the trip, but Nana surprised them with brand new pj's!

Smiles in the morning! Devon couldn't sleep all night, and my mom said at 1 am he was still up.


Suitcases all ready to go!


Our chariot arrives!


Our driver is Modji, and he volunteers his services to MAW to wish families to the airport. The limo was huge and the ceiling had little lights that changed colors!

For some reason I didn't take many good pics after this. During the flight Cassidy lost a tooth, we were able to get my dad priority boarding with us even though he had to get his own ticket. Our flight was so early that our GKTW greeter wasn't there yet, we saw Darth Vader (the guy under the mask) at baggage claim. We thought it was odd that people were asking for random autographs from an older man in a wheelchair, and we were like who is he. Daniel realized it a few days ago that it was David Prouse, and I looked it, that there was some convention in Orlando the weekend we were there.

Anyway, we got to GKTW and we got all checked in, settled in to our Villa, 267, me and the kids went to see Santa! Daniel, poor guy, had been up for almost 36 hours due to work and needed to crash and get some sleep.

Waiting to meet Santa!


And meeting him! Santa was lovely, if it was someones birthday he would announce it and have everyone sing Happy Birthday.


Then it was time to head to the party! Cassidy had a ball. She had to hug every character and Devon, not so much. They also picked out games from Santa, Mousetrap for Cassidy and Battleship for Devon.





And final picture, so cute of them to pose like this!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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So glad you started your TR!

I just started ours too! I'm up to day 4.
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Welcome home!!!


such cute photos!

love they were excited to go eat at the Golden Corral, nice pj's from grandma!

that's quite the limo, sure the kids loved riding in it!

the party photos look like a ton of fun!
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Yay .. you started !!

I've been looking forward to Devon and Keira's TR's to get me through our waiting period !!

Thank you for sharing !
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Good start!
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Hey Brooke...miss seeing you around...how's the kiddo's and you all doing?
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Joining in. Love the pictures and looks like they had fun the first day. We went to GKTW in December of 2010. One thing we all wish is we had done more at the Village. We are excited to go back and volunteer this summer!! The evening events are a must that the older kids want to participate in!!

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Day Two Islands of Adventure

Bright-eyed and bushy tailed. We took a picture of the kids every morning on the bench across the street from our villa.



Of course the first stop will be....



That is Cassidy with my brother and sister in law, Kelsey. This was their only full day with us because they weren't able to get vacation at the same time as us. They had to leave the next day.

At the Gingerbread House



This was our first taste of magic. So while the kids were doing their best puppy dog eyes to get something (a soda or a churro) at their uncles. A employee approached me and asked who the wish kid was. I pointed to Devon and told him to come over, and he asked me if Devon was interested in meeting some heros. (A little background, my brothers fave superhero is Batman). So he asks Dev who he would like to meet. Without skipping a beat he says Batman. My brother Forbes puts both fists straight in the air and his whole vibe was "Yes! That is my boy". So he told him that Batman wasn't there, but they had a whole bunch there that day, and named them off and asked if he wanted to meet Spiderman. He did. So off we went and got on the first "deathstares" for line skipping (which didn't faze me, he earned it).



We did get the picture that they took, but I haven't scanned it yet.

The person that we spoke with really went above and beyond. The meet and greet was delayed twice due to rain as the suits can't get wet at all. So they actually took us to this theater that had coverings so the heros could meet him and not get wet. Cassidy didn't want to really meet them. Captain America tried to get a high face and she kinda slapped his hand with mt sister in laws jacket that she was wearing. Spiderman did get a high five from her and was very happy to rub it Captain America's face.







We did the Marvel rides, Devon really wanted to do the Hulk, but he was too short. They all loved the Storm tea cup ride. With both my brothers spinning it, it was crazy fast. Everything was a blur. But they loved it. Then he did the Fear Fall. He had a lot of fun, I didn't think he would, but he surprised me.

Devon loved the Jurassic Park section. He also made sure to tell us that the T-Rex is not from the Jurassic period.



Daniel feeding Dev to the T-Rex




Cassidy doing the rock wall while everyone else got SOAKED on the Jurassic Park ride. It usually costs $5, but they gave it to us free because of the make a wish button she was wearing.



Forbes photobombed Cassidy at lunch.



Hogwarts! Kelsey really wanted to go here. She loves the books. She lamented that there wasn't a lot for her to pick to show house pride for Raveclaw. But man was the place packed. The shops were IMPOSSIBLE to get into, or move around in once you were in it. The kids loved Flight of the Hippogriff, Cassidy hate the Forbidden Journey. My dad, Daniel and brother James went the Dragons, but my dad liked it better the last time we went when both coasters ran at the same time.



Butterbeer



I didn't get any pictures of Dr. Suess land on our first time their they loved it. We did the train, and the kids took my dad and Daniel on One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, or as the kids call it One Fish Two Fish Get Papa Wet Fish. It was hilarious to see the kids steer right into the water to get their dad and Papa wet.

The big kids went on the Hulk one last time before we left to go to Downtown Disney. I talked the kids into sitting in the test seats, but only Cassidy was a good sport about it, pretending that she was really on the ride.



Then we trekked to Downtown Disney. As Forbes and Kelsey were leaving the next morning they really wanted to have some kind of Disney experience with them. We had dinner at the T-Rex restaurant. It is the Rainforest Cafe meets dinosaurs. It was pricey, but tasty. I had the paleo shrimp, it was a generous portion of shrimp. Daniel had the chicken fried steak and it was like a whole cow was on the plate! The place was packed and we had a bit of a wait so we went to the Disney Store, and that is were Cassidy fell in love with Stitch. She walked around the store holding this pillow that Forbes and Kelsey promised to buy her. Then she saw Stitch, handed me the pillow and hugged it. That was it. Then they told her she could get one more thing. She got around that by picking out Lady and Tramp sewn together at the paw. Dev picked out an Agent P hat, and an Agent P stuffed toy.

We took two pictures with Forbes and Kelsey, one with his head down so it looks like Agent P looking at us and one normal.

I will upload videos soon to my facebook and then link to them soon. Thanks for reading!
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Great update !!

I loved how Devon got to meet all the super heroes !! So cool.

We plan on eating at T Rex too ... It's awesome in there.

So, Jurassic park ride gets you wet ?? I think we'll have to pass on that. I was looking forward to that ride too !
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cute photo of the kids by the lake!

looks like you all had a fun day! yay for the superheros!
happy your DB and DSil got to be a part of your trip!
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Great update !!

I loved how Devon got to meet all the super heroes !! So cool.

We plan on eating at T Rex too ... It's awesome in there.

So, Jurassic park ride gets you wet ?? I think we'll have to pass on that. I was looking forward to that ride too !
They were soaked head to toe, but they did sit close to the front. Wear a poncho if you want to go on it, and also on the Kali River Rapids at AK.
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LOVE IT! We had a blast and can relive through your report!! Great photos!
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Very cool!

We skipped the Superheros & Jurassic Park sections. Cooper said he didn't want to see the Superheros & I knew Keira didn't care.

Looks like were having an amazing time.
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