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Old 03-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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2 Hard Core Princesses take on the World: AKA my hips are so sore!!!! UPDATE 20/3.

Hi there and thank you for reading our little trip report.

Let me introduce you to us:

DD:My funny, cuddly, cute and quirky 16 year old princess. She's all about Disney, Dr. Who, Harry Potter and Star Wars: my only daughter and my baby girl, who turned 16 in January. We had originally planned on a Disney Cruise with DH and some other loved ones, but DH had an opportunity to go golfing with his buddies in January and DD reminded me that I told her we could go back to the World for her sweet sixteen. Hey, you don't have to twist MY arm!

Me: generally organized, mature and self-employed health professional who turns into a giggly 5 year old the second I pass under that beautiful WDW archway! Mum to 2: my DS who will turn 22 this March, is in university and is basically non-Disney and a bit of a homebody. Makes for an easy, non-guilty farewell!

We've been to Disney as honeymooners, with my parents twice when my babies were younger: DDs first trip when she was only 8 months old! We took another trip when the kids were 10 and 16 and then DS decided that was enough for him. We went back to the world with DD once as VoluntEARS in 2010 after a cruise and have stayed on property before and after visiting family in FLA 2009 and our 2011 DIScruise vacation. My tally is 10 times at the world: my first, when I was ten years old and was first introduced to my darling Mickey. Basically, we cannot resist that MOUSE!

We had originally planned our vacation at the AoA resort, in a mermaid room, as Ariel is a favourite and quite frankly, the rooms looked adorable! Who wouldn't want to shower in Ariel's treasure trove?! I mean, REALLY?
When I learned about Play/Stay/Dine, I called and knew Id have to switch resorts. If DH had joined us, we would have opted for Port Orleans Riverside and taken the regular DDP. DH likes to sit down for table service once a day. He would say hes more dignified that way, but I will say, hes not a hard-core as we are! I knew we would enjoy being close to the new resort and eating at the Landscape of Flavours, where there would be a lot of veggie options for DD. I chose a standard room at POP, hoping for a room in the 60s section, facing the lake, close to the bridge. The change in our package was less than $60 and gave us QSDP for 6 days. DD doesn't like being limited to TS every day and quite frankly I feel that it takes away a lot of park time(remember: we're hard core!) Since, I read the DISboards, I knew I could make good choices and find great veggie options in QS restaurants. As well, we looked forward to spending time at a resort which we had made wonderful memories twice before.

Stay tuned to fast forward to Feb 12 and our travel day in the next post.

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