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Old 09-03-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Emmysdaddy Accompanies the Damsels & Yes, He Posed with Princesses 2/2 Completed

12 Delightful Nights at WDW!!!
How many Dis Meets did we have?? Not 1, Not 2, Not 3, Not 4, Keep going if you guessed 5....If you guessed 6 you would be wrong....7? Nope....Was it 8? Negative!....We met 9 Disers (and their families) on this trip!!! How lucky am I? Please stay tuned for photos and all of the details.

Queue the music, turn down the house lights, and sit back and relax because the show is about to begin! Well, actually, there is no show per se; however, I do want to share our experiences from the mundane (I learned to say “please stand clear of the doors” on the monorail in Spanish, thank you very much!) to the fabulous (yes, that TPV does still make me weepy seeing the castle all lit up at night) and a few hilarious moments thrown in for good measure. (Well, hilarious for us but the moments may fall flat unless you know our sense of humor that includes a lot of movie quotes.) Since I am married to a class clown, we never have a dull moment! (Such as Michael admonishing Goofy by saying, “She’s my wife, NOT my sister!” when Goofy was getting friendly with me at Cape May.)

Definitely the highlights of the trip were the Dis meets – the planned and the unplanned. Even DH (Michael) was happy to be a part of these meetings; although, he initially had no clue why I was excited to meet up with people for which I may or may not have known their real names. It was so cool to get to meet several of the Disers for which I am a huge fan!!! I’ll include photos of these since all of these good people have agreed to make a guest appearance in my TR! (And I didn’t even require a signed release for the photo ops! Ha!)

A special shout out goes to the very special Dis Boards Ambassador that connected many of us while we were at WDW during this trip – Jabead (Barb)!! Besides “facilitating” our final Dis meet from afar, Barb wished me a magical trip and presented me with a list of 18 things to accomplish during our time at WDW. Here’s a link to the original post with the list. I will be happy to report on how or if I accomplished the items on the list. Some were very easy; such as forget about the craziness at work. Others not so much… finishing those pineapple macadamia pancakes at Kona – are you nuts! Ha ha!

Me and the aforementioned list!

Since this is a TR with a Dining Review I will insert a link to the DR part so that anyone NOT interested in the food (really, there are people who don’t dream about filets and red velvet cupcakes??) you can skip past that and stick to all the action that took place outside the food kiosks, restaurants, dining halls and yes, even the castle. That only leaves a few hours of thrills a day!

With that, let’s get the show on the road! And for this attraction you don’t need to keep your feet, arms, hands, and legs and in some cases your head inside this ride at all times.

If you need to leave the theater early at any time, please exit using the doors to the right. (I so want to be a CM!)


Inserting the Necessary Who, Where, When and Why Stuff here….Otherwise you may be confused when you see us arriving at one resort and then checking into another and then yet another room change.

Who: This was not our typical girl trip with just Emily and me (Brenda). This time DH (Michael or aka Prince Charmsalot in my PTR) decided to join in the fun. I was thrilled since he had not been to WDW since 2006. I was a bit nervous that Michael would think we were too commando with our early breakfasts and late nights but for his benefit I did build chill time (aka nap time) into the schedule.

When: August 18th through August 30th, 2012 – 12 glorious nights!

Where: This ended up being a Split-Split-Split stay since we stayed at 2 different resorts in 3 different rooms.

The first 4 nights were at Boardwalk Villas (1 bedroom) followed by 8 nights at Bay Lake Tower – of which the first 3 nights were a 2 bedroom Lake View villa. The last 5 nights at BLT was a 2 bedroom Theme Park View. I actually loved our Lake View room as much as the TPV – just for different reasons. I was glad that the two different views worked out since we were able to enjoy the best that both room types had to offer.

After having stayed at Beach Club in 2010, we were looking forward to trying another Epcot area resort. I have to say that I am now a huge BWI/BWV fan!!

Why: Following our return from WDW in February, the only cure for our post Dis vacation blues was to book a return visit. So in a way this trip was therapeutic in nature! Oh, and the fact that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary I kinda need my other half to join us for a proper celebration.

Next Up: Day 1 begins at precicely 4:27am!

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