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Old 09-17-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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How Do I Flush This? Squared! *update 1-5*

Well howdy there folks. I'm 3 days removed from the world *le sigh* and figured I could work a little more magic out by starting my trip report.

Let's start at the very beginning, as Ms Andrews says it's a very good place to start. This is trip #11 for me, but my very first solo! It came about out of nowhere really. I kept seeing commercials for free dining but said "No, you can't afford 5 nights, 6 days" or whatever they said it was. Then lo and behold, the April Mousesavers newsletter arrives in my email saying I could stay less than the TV told me. The TV lies! So off to the Disney website I scampered, and started putting in dates to see what I could come up with. Now before anyone brings it up, I know free dining isn't really free with the rack rates and all that jazz. I'm sure had I felt like really putting a lot of effort into it I could have found a room only discount or even gone through a friend of mine and rented DVC points from her. The thing is I ended up booking this trip literally 45 minutes after I got the idea. Basically it was a right time, right place situation.

So suddenly I found myself booked for 3 nights at Pop (my 3rd time staying here) with park hoppers and upgraded into the Basic Dining Plan. I booked for one person figuring I'd find someone else willing to tag along and I'd just add them at a later point. Well...time was going by and no one was interested/could afford/thought they could tolerate me talking about Disney for the next 5 months. Then I realized I could go alone, and why not? I could get things done faster, do what I wanted when I wanted, and anyone else be darned! Honestly I was a bit apprehensive at first. Would I be bored, would I be lonely? Could I really still feel the magic without sharing it with anyone else? The Adults and Solos board helped me out there, I had no idea so many people did solo trips. Here I was thinking I'd be that weird chick in lines alone.

I had my original dining plans made 4 hours after I booked the trip and quickly learned the perverse joys of changing my reservations. After doing a little math and realizing to do what I really wanted I'd be left paying OOP for some meals, I decided to go whole hog and upgraded again into Deluxe dining! (Value hotel + Deluxe dining= you can obviously see where my priorites are!) I'll be doing a separate dining report which I'll link into this.

So onto the good stuff. After a bit of research and realizing that I'd be in the world for the first MNSSHP (EEE!!) My plans evolved into this:
Sept 10th-
Flight from Buffalo 8am, landing in MCO at 10:31.
Lunch at Paradiso 37, then shopping in DTD
Onto HS because they had EMH, and 50's Prime Time for dinner.

Sept 11th-
Breakfast at Captains Grill at the Yacht Club
Animal Kingdom in the late morning/afternoon
Onto Magic Kingdom, lunch at Casey's Corner, then meander til dinner at Narcoossee's at Grand Floridian then on MNSSHP

Sept 12th-
Breakfast at Grand Floridian Cafe, then Epcot for the whole day! Lunch was TBD, then Coral Reef for dinner.

Sept 13th-
Breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe, then one final trip to Magic Kingdom

So my friends, sit back, relax, and ponder what on earth the title of this trip could mean. I'll be back with more soon.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade...but without water and sugar your lemonade is gonna suck.Shut up Brain or I'll poke you with a Qtip!Legally, it's questionable. Morally, disgusting. Personally, I like it!The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Stab in and thrust upward.

Trip Report Jan 2011: Viva Verde! http://http://www.disboards.com/show...0#post39571060
TRIP REPORT SEPT 2012How do I Flush This? Squared!http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2993886

Feb 2007 Pop Century, Oct 2008 Pop Century, Jan 2011 Old Key West, Sept 12 Pop Century

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