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Old 09-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Does This Ride Go Upside Down? Sloshing Thru Hurricane Isaac - Pop Century Aug 2012

Hi!! And welcome to my first Trip Report on the Dis Boards. I'm so glad that you clicked on this post and I hope that you decide to stick around for the journey. I took 599 photos on this vacation, and it’s a lot to sort through. I’ll try to post as many as I can for sure… and let you know how we toured and planned and made it from rope drop to park closing every day for 6 days… PSHEW!!!

If you would LIKE to read more about how this trip came about and all of the obsessive and crazy pre trip planning... feel free to read my Pre Trip Report which is in my signature I’m one of those annoying over thinkers and WAY over planners, but sometimes I do have some good ideas and we did not forget to pack ANYTHING because of all of my lists everywhere… Oye.
There are a lot... and I mean a LOT of 'firsts' on this trip for my family and it was just such an awesomely (is that a word???) amazing and fantabulous vacation that we are already planning our next trip for June 2013 for 8 nights at CSR

Well I guess I'll get started.................. so I’ve always heard that the best place to start a story is always at the beginning... right? In that case, I suppose I better introduce ourselves to you (in case you havn't read our pre trip report ) and tell you a bit about our trip.

The important stuff:
When?? August 25-30, 2012
Where?? Pop Century with Disney Dining
Who? Myself, my husband, my 2 sons, and my father & stepmother
Why? Uhhhhhh…. Because WE LOVE WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!! xoxo

This is my family. We like photos. .... and we apparantly like to match our outfits

I'm on the left I normally am the vacation photographer so there are rarely any photos of me by myself. Ever.

Aimee: This is me. I've been to WDW many times and I'm quite obsessed with all things Disney. My dad took my brother and I on our first trip to WDW during Christmas Week when I was 9 yrs old and we instantly fell in love with the entire place, even though back then it was only Magic Kingdom and Epcot I've been so dang lucky to go back many times since that first magical trip I love love LOVE Disney Food!! I love Classic Disney Rides!! I love Disney clothing!! I love Disney busses, monorails, the smell of Pirates of the Caribbean, and I love watching Tinkerbell fly out of Cinderellas Castle at night. I totally want to retire and get a job in Magic Kingdom greeting smiling faces every day for the rest of my life... that would be AH-MAZ-ING !! I’m currently in Sales and Marketing for a Major Furniture Manufacturer and have worked in their corporate offices for 12 years.

Favorite WDW Park: Epcot
Favorite MK Ride: Space Mountain
Favorite Epcot Ride: Spaceship Earth
Favorite HS Ride: Rock N Roller Coaster
Favorite AK Ride: Expedition Everest
Favorite World Showcase Country: Morocco
Favorite WDW Character: Pluto
Favorite WDW Nighttime Show: Fantasmic
Favorite WDW Show: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite WDW Restaurant: Wolfgang Pucks (The Dining Room Upstairs)
Favorite WDW Snack: Popcorn on Main Street
Favorite Disney Movie: Pocahontas

Kevin: My husband of 2 years and this was his FIRST TRIP EVER EVER EVER to Walt Disney World!!!! Can you believe it? More on that later and his reactions or lack of reactions to experiencing WDW shows and rides for the first time. Oh… by the way….a sidebar just to let everyone know that….. Today is actually our 2 year anniversary!! …..and I am sitting here on my laptop typing a Walt Disney World Trip Report hahaaaa. We did go out to dinner tonight already … so I’m excused. Kevin agreed to go on this trip without having previously watched barely any Disney movies (GASP!!!). My kids and I for 5 months prior to the trip had Disney Movie Nights until we watched every single Animated (and some non animated) Disney Movie to catch Kevin up to speed so that he would know what was going on while we were on rides, parades, nighttime shows, etc… I am pretty sure that he liked most of them actually because I saw him laughing in all of the right places. We also submerged him into the Disney Music CDs every single time we were in the car together…. I know our belting out “A Whoooooooooooooooooole Neeeeeeeeeeeeew Wooooooooooooooooooooorld” and “Hakunaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Matadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa What a Wooooonderful Phraaaaaaaaaaaaaase….” Over and over and over again was slowly sinking into his head because over the months leading up to our vacation I caught him singing along. Kevin is the Extension Agent, the Agricultural Agent, and 4-H Agent for our city so I kept telling him how much he was going to LOVE The Land in Epcot to keep him interested and not try to back out of the vacation. How do you even explain to an ADULT who has never gone to WDW… that its not just for kids? Will he like it? Will he hate it? Will he leave early? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… you’ll just have to wait and see!!!!!!

Favorite WDW Park: Epcot
Favorite MK Ride: Splash Mountain
Favorite Epcot Ride: Living With The Land
Favorite HS Ride: Tower Of Terror
Favorite AK Ride: Kilamanjaro Safari
Favorite World Showcase Country: United Kingdom
Favorite WDW Character: Donald Duck
Favorite WDW Nighttime Show: Fantasmic
Favorite WDW Show: Indiana Jones Stunt Show
Favorite WDW Restaurant: Rose And Crown
Favorite WDW Snack: Beer
Favorite Disney Movie: The Jungle Book

Zack: This is my 17 year old son. He is obsessed with Halo, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Competitive Paint Ball. He also runs track for his High School. Zack has absolutely been obsessed with all things Disney since he was a toddler…. I trained him right! While he is a Thrill Ride Junkie, he also can appreciate the finer details in Disney Attractions such as exploring the countries in World Showcase or in searching for Hidden Mickeys.

Favorite WDW Park: Hollywood Studios
Favorite MK Ride: Space Mountain
Favorite Epcot Ride: Mission Space
Favorite HS Ride: Star Tours
Favorite AK Ride: Expedition Everest
Favorite World Showcase Country: Japan
Favorite WDW Character: Mickey Mouse
Favorite WDW Nighttime Show: Fantasmic
Favorite WDW Show: Festival Of The Lion King
Favorite WDW Restaurant: Sci Fi
Favorite WDW Snack: Frozen Lemonade
Favorite Disney Movie: Mulan

Ethan: This is my 9 year old son. He is my little obsessive planner who loves to watch Disney attraction videos on Youtube, scour park maps, and plan dining ADRs with me. Ethan is still at that magical age where he still sits on the sofa rewatching his favorite Disney movies over and over and over again. While he is NOT up for riding ANYTHING scary or anything that goes upside down… he absolutely surprised me on this trip by riding all 3 of MK’s Mountains!

Favorite WDW Park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite MK Ride: Thunder Mountain
Favorite Epcot Ride: Ellens Energy Adventure
Favorite HS Ride: Star Tours
Favorite AK Ride: Kilamanjaro Safari
Favorite World Showcase Country: Mexico
Favorite WDW Character: Abu
Favorite WDW Nighttime Show: Fantasmic
Favorite WDW Show: Flights Of Wonder
Favorite WDW Restaurant: Crystal Palace
Favorite WDW Snack: Mickey Ice Cream Bar
Favorite Disney Movie: Aladin

My Dad and my Step Mother also came along on this adventure with us. We were able to have adjoining rooms at Pop Century. We stuck with them some of the time… and then other times we split up went our different ways during the day. We ALWAYS met up for dinner each night though because I had made ADR’s for all 6 of us, so they had no choice but to eat with us

Again, thank you for joining in, and please say “Hello” !! Also if you have any WDW Park questions, WDW Restaurant / Disney Dining questions, or any Pop Century Questions be sure to ask and I hopefully will be able to offer some advice.

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Have a Disney Day!
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