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Old 06-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Mickey and the Monduhrail! The Stitchs' World Tour! Update 11/1!

Welcome to Mickey & the MonduhrailThe Stitchs World Tour! This is our Trip Report from our May 31-June 8, 2012 trip! I hope you enjoy it!

We had a blast on our trip. There were some interesting moments and some fun moments. . .it was definitely a trip of making LOTS of memories!

In the next post, Ill intro us and explain a little back story!

Thanks for reading along!


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Intro

We're On Our Way! Momma, Daddy, We're Going to Deesney World!

Look out, Wilderness Lodge. . .the Stitchs Have Arrived!

A Walk on the Dark Side. . .the Stitchs Go To Universal!

Welcome, Muggles. . .and Stitchs! Off to Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

More Magic and Some Seuss-ness for the Stitchs

The Stitchs Go Out for the Night

The Stitchs Relax. . .or as Close as We Get--Day 3 Pool Day!

Chef Mickey and the Stitchs!

Night at the Park for the Stitchs!

The Stitchs' Surprise!

Stitchs' Summer Fun (Non-Disney Update)

First Park Day for the Stitchs--AK, Part 1!

AK, Part 2--Stitchs' Animal Adventures Continue!

The Stitchs at AK, Part 3. . .Part 1

The Stitchs at AK, Part 3. . .Part 2!

Dinner in Paradise for the Stitchs!

The Stitchs Are Off To The Magic Kingdom!--MK, Day 1, Part 1!

Sadness and Stress for the Stitchs--MK Day 1, Part 2

Stitchs RESTORED!--MK Day 1, Part 3

Stitchs Back in the Groove!

Stitchs Back to Epcot! Cats, Bears, and Chocolate!

Stitchs Seeing Stitch! Breakfast at 'Ohana!

Stitch Supreme--My Favorite Disney Moment of This Trip!

Stitchs Around the Resort!

Stitchs Back to the Magic Kingdom!

Stitchs See the Stars! Hollywood Studios Day!

Stitchs In the 100-Acre Wood!

Sad Stitchs--Our Last Park Day!

A Little Mickey Magic for the Stitchs!

Stitchs At Fultons!

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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A little intro. . .

If you would like to read more about the pre-trip stuff, you can read my PTR, “Celebrating Summer STITCH Style” here.

Here’s the Stitch Cast (These were from pre-trip):

First, there’s me:



I am the planner, the detail-person, and definitely Type A. I love the characters, the food, and the magic of Disney!

Then, there’s my DH, Brian:



He is the more laidback of the two of us. He has his things he’s more detail-oriented about, but he’s more go with the flow than I am. We love spending time together, and we really love having vacation time to spend just the three of us! He loves the rides, the food, and everything Disney, too!

Last, but most important, there’s my DS, Dalton (or D):



This is his “cheesy” face. You’ll see that A LOT.

D is 3 ½ (He’ll be 4 this summer). This trip was originally supposed to be for his birthday, but we had to change the dates. Never fear, we still celebrated his birthday while we were there (More about that later).

We were super-ready for this trip to be here and so excited to go!
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Big D.. Auntie Nan is here... we can get in trouble now and mom can't say anything! neener neener!!!!
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Woohoo! You've started!
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard, everyone!! Glad you're here!

Nan, i'm not giving D your message...
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Can't wait to read all about it!! Your PTR was one of my favorite things to look for when I logged on
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Can't wait to hear all about it. Love the cheese face!
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You started you trip report! I can't wait to read all about it!
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Can't wait to read all about it!! Your PTR was one of my favorite things to look for when I logged on
Aww, thanks!! More updates coming! But a spoiler before the end. . .you will not be disappointed with Fulton's!!

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Welcome! The cheese face is hilarious! We're used to it, but we had to convince the PhotoPass photographers that it was ok with us if he made that face!

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #12
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“Momma, Daddy, we’re going to Deesney World!!!”

If you read my PTR, you know that I finished work for the summer at lunch on Wednesday, May 30th. I picked D up at my mom and dad’s and we headed home. We enjoyed lunch together and, of course, a nap! Then, we anxiously awaited Brian’s arrival home. He ended up having to work over a little, and he didn’t get home until about 5:30.

We ate dinner and did some final packing, and Mickey even delivered some gifts to D. As D says, “Mickey drove his truck here, put stuff on the porch, rang the doorbell, and left before I could see him.”

We also went through much plan-changing about leaving a car at the airport. Originally, my parents were going to pick up our car, leave it at our house, and then return it to the airport on our arrival day. However, Dad had double-bypass surgery 2 weeks before we went, and he wasn’t supposed to drive. We had planned to just leave the car there and pay for the parking, but Mom started feeling bad and was determined to make a way to get the car. We finally worked that out, and all was good to go!

D & I went to bed that night about 10 pm. Of course, I was way too excited to sleep, and I ended up not falling asleep until about 11:30 pm. Not a problem, except I had to get up at 3 am. Who cares?!?! It’s GOING TO DISNEY DAY!

I got up, got ready, and then woke Brian about 4:15 am. He loaded the car and helped me finish packing the toiletry bag. We got D up about 5:00 am, we all ate frozen waffles, and out the door we went to the airport! D was SO excited. . .he kept saying, “It’s time to go to DEESNEY WORLD!!”

We arrived at the airport about 5:45 am for our 6:15 am flight. We unloaded the car and were ready to go!



Once we got our bags checked, we headed for security. In April 2011, we flew to WDW, and that was D’s first time on a plane. He did well, except for the fact that he HATED that he had to give them his shoes to be checked. And by HATED, I mean threw a meltdown to rival all meltdowns!! This time, though, TSA has changed the rules (bless them!!) and no one 12 and under has to remove their shoes. The TSA guy let me go through with D, then Brian came through with the super-backpack of both our work laptops and all necessary gadgets, and then we were on our way! We stopped at the Ruby Tuesday’s in the airport. Brian got a biscuit, and he got me a sweet tea. At this point, I had had 3 cups of coffee and that sweet tea. I was running on Disney adrenaline and caffeine!! Although, minus the Disney adrenaline, that’s a regular day for me!

We were loaded onto the plane very quickly after that. We flew Frontier, and I LOVED them! I’m a goofball, but I like that there are different animals on each plane’s wings/tail with different names. I loved the fact that the flight attendant said, “On behalf of our flight crew and Klondike and Snowball, the polar bears on the wing”. It was like Disney magic before we got to Disney!

For D, he had his own “magic”. Frontier offers DirectTV service for each seat (for a mere $6 each ). We thought that was definitely a good reward for getting up at 5 am, so D watched Disney Junior the whole way to Florida!

Here we are on the plane:





Brian and I read for a while, but the flight was really quick. We actually left 10 minutes early, and we arrived in MCO about 20 minutes early! It was a relaxing, hassle-free flight!

When we landed, we got off the plane. We had to wait a little while for them to bring up the stroller, so we took advantage of the opportunity to take a potty break. This was D’s first-ever no-diaper vacation. . .a source of great excitement in itself!

Brian got our stroller, we boarded the fake monorail, and we headed to the terminal. The Magical Express people were so happy to see us (YES, I know they’re “happy to see” everyone, but it makes me feel good! ). We were sent down chute #4. . .a first for us, since we’ve never stayed at a Magic Kingdom resort. We waited for just a couple of minutes:



And then we were on the bus and ready to go!



We watched the video and were bouncing with excitement by the time we saw this:



And then this:



Next up: Our Arrival at WL
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Oh, how exciting-departure day! Such excitement, isn't it?

Big boy stuff for Mr. D---no diapers! YAY! and YAY for you too! I would have paid for the $6 too to have tv for my little ones. That's a bargain.

I had to laugh at your picture arriving at the airport. I noticed your diet coke on the stroller, and had to laugh. I think it's the crack for all teachers!
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How fun! I'm loving the excitement in this!
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Yay, I'm glad there's another TR for me to read (Though I need to write my own )
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