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Old 08-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Smile "Didn't you see our first movie? We drive..." An August 2012 TR The new TR is up!!!

Let me set the scene for you...
The Muppets are going to get the gang all back together and put on a big show to raise $10,000,000 to save the Muppet Studios from the evil Tex Richman who wants all of the oil under the Muppet Studios. So when Walter pretty much dies because he just met Kermit, he asks how they are all going to get the gang back together, and Kermits response is...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yys636ZzbK8

So thats what my mom and I did. No, not to find the Muppets to raise $10,000,000. I mean, we drove. To the happiest place on earth.

This probably isnt even making any sense.

Anyways, yes we drove the awful 22 hour drive to Walt Disney World. So that sentence pretty much gives it away that our drive to Disney was awful, and that we may never do it again. But was it worth it? Of course! I mean, we got to spend a week at Disney, so I will do whatever it takes to get time there. Even if it means being bored in the car and listening to my mom talk like shes from the south.

And you are probably wondering who my mom and I are by now.

Well then lets get to the introductions!

The name is Meg.


Disney pretty much takes up my whole life. Oh, and fangirling over my favorite bands, but thats another story.
I have been going to Walt Disney World since I was two and have been going back almost every year since. I have also been to Disneyland once when I was 5 or 6. I refuse to go someplace else on vacation. If we arent going to someplace that is WDW or involves Disney, I wont go.

I am very into reading about Walt Disneys life, Imagineering, and details and secrets about the parks.

My dream is to be an Imagineer and I am dying to do the College Program when that time rolls around.

Other obsessions of mine include the Nightmare Before Christmas, the Muppets, Winnie the Pooh, music, and playing the guitar.
And you are probably thinking by now that I am weird. Why yes, yes I am (and no I do not watch Phineas and Ferb.)

And let me introduce my partner in crime!


(that gives away one of our ADRs...)

I will call her Mum throughout this TR (and my future ones...) but her real name is Melissa, or you might know her as melmar136 here on the DIS!
She is seriously the best mom ever and does so much for me, like bring me to Disney every year (thank God!) and gets me front row seats for concerts.
She has been to WDW about 25 times and to Disneyland once.

Now you might want to know some details about this trip. So you already know we drove (from Massachusetts). We left on the 9th and got to Orlando on the 11th, and went to Disney from the 12-19th.
We stayed at three resorts this trip!
The Beach Club from the 12-15th.
The Wilderness Lodge from the 15-19th.
And last but not least, Old Key West from the 19-20th.
Thank God we have DVC because I am such the resort snob and plus the deluxe hotels are just beautiful.

We also became AP holders because we will be taking 3 trips in one year (yay!) and we got Tables in Wonderland.

This sure was one crazy trip packed with DISmeets, a tour, a very special dining experience, and a ton more!

I will also be posting pictures from my Instagram and tweets from this trip (that will be in this font).

Are you guys ready?

I think I am!

Well get comfortable, grab some popcorn, have a nice cold soda, sit back, and get ready to experience this exciting journey!

Table of Contents

REAL LIFE UPDATES
Disney on Ice! Part 1
Disney on Ice! Part 2
Disney on Ice! Part 3
GKTW New England DISmeet!
My Haunted Mansion room!


August 8 and 9th, 2012
The Beginning of our 22 Hour Journey

August 10th, 2012
On a Mission to Find Chicken

August 11th, 2012
This place is a DUMP
It's only $9 so I HAVE to get it!

August 12th, 2012
Let's shop till we drop!
Off to our villa!
Making a run off property and then we are BACK! And we saw some cows.
The case of the missing Oreo Bon Bons
I die on Main Street USA.
I get stuck in jail with Zurg
Storybook Circus, HERE I COME!
"When you wish upon a star..."
"I am brave! I'm not a chicken!

August 13th, 2012
A morning of awesomeness.
A trip to Heaven
Mary, Mousekears, and Mickey Mouse
Garden Grove!
I basically rant about stupid people for most of this update...
We forget Muppet Vision 3D is 3D
"5...4...3...2...1..." AAAHHHHHH!!!
"OOOOOHHHHH!!!"

August 14th, 2012
Mum and I turn into penguins...
Our World Showcase adventures start...
iPads, also known as my biggest pet peeve
Lizards, Fastpasses, and churros! OH MY!
More Disney craziness written by yours truely.
Our nasty dinner and we almost witness a death occur on Main Street USA
Ending the night with the best firework show ever

August 16th, 2012
We head out into the African savannah...
We move on into Asia...
Our lunch at Yak & Yeti
We find out that dinosaurs speak Italian
A chapter that includes another ridiculous redneck ride photo of moi
MEERKATS! AND GORILLAS!
Leaving AK/Arriving at the Contemporary
...And our tour continues of the MK resorts!
The best meal of the whole trip. Just kidding.
I realize what I had been missing out on for all of these years
A limo almost loses a passenger at Disney
The Magic Kingdom is under attack...well not really.
We watch the Big Bear Tambourine and I get a Dole Roll
"Soarin', flyin', there's not a star in heaven that we can't reach..."
I become the Teenage Kid Pusher Downer of Epcot
Meeting Henry and pick a pearl!
Karamell Kuche aka HEAVEN!
Via Napoli
Meeting Duffy the Demon Disney Bear...and Kyle

August 19th, 2012
I find out that I'm married to Hercules
A not so busy morning in Fantasyland
I am reunited with the old monorail voice guy!
The fun begins at Old Key West
Our last night in Disney hanging with CMs


August 21st, 2012

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Old 08-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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cool can't wait to read all about your adventure
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Ooh I'm in!
My TR heavily features the insane drive there too.
That long in a car can be brutal!
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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Ooh I'm in!
My TR heavily features the insane drive there too.
That long in a car can be brutal!
Yay!
I will have to check out your TR!
22 hours in a car is just not fun.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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I'm in, can't wait to read all about it and see pictures!!! Yay!!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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Hey Meg! It's Mum! Even though I experienced all of this with you, I can't wait to see everything you write about it! And to make sure you don't add in some of the horrible pictures you took of me while you were bored in the car!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
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I'm in, can't wait to read all about it and see pictures!!! Yay!!!
So glad to have you here! Trust me, you will see LOTS of picture. I took alomost 1,600!

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Hey Meg! It's Mum! Even though I experienced all of this with you, I can't wait to see everything you write about it! And to make sure you don't add in some of the horrible pictures you took of me while you were bored in the car!
Oh really, it's you? I didn't think it was...

I won't add any of those pictures. I'm not sure why you don't want me to add them though. I mean, they were great pictures!
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I'm here! Can't wait to read about your trip!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #10
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I am IN - I want to read more! We are not leaving for another 4 days- your report gave me a little smile since I was all over Issac reports. We will be flying. Hopefully not 22 hrs.
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Another August Dis-er here! Looking forward to starting reading your thread before we head out and will definately check up after we return!
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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I am IN - I want to read more! We are not leaving for another 4 days- your report gave me a little smile since I was all over Issac reports. We will be flying. Hopefully not 22 hrs.
Yay!

I will post an update hopefully tomorrow morning/afternoon!

I'm crossing my fingers for all of you heading to Florida with Issac!

Haha I don't think flying will take 22 hours!

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Hi,

I am in! I won't be able to comment for about 10 days as we leave in the morning for our own journey to the World. But I will have something to come back to and catch up on. I will be doing my own Dining Report when I get back. So happy to read along!
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I'm in!!! We stayed at the BC for some of the time you were there! Can't wait to hear about your experiences!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #15
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I am in! I won't be able to comment for about 10 days as we leave in the morning for our own journey to the World. But I will have something to come back to and catch up on. I will be doing my own Dining Report when I get back. So happy to read along!
Welcome! I cannot wait to read your dining report. I love me some food pictures!

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I'm in!!! We stayed at the BC for some of the time you were there! Can't wait to hear about your experiences!
Yay! I loved the Beach Club. It was so nice there. I hope you enjoyed your stay!
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