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Old 05-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #31
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Looks exciting!

Ill be reading along
Thank you!

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YAH another trip report!!! I can't wait to hear about all y'all adventures! Welcome to Louisiana! You need to come way down South to hear the difference in talking and the hospitality! Different from North Louisiana. I'm glad you are feeling better or at least you look like you feel better in the picture. Congratulations on the Graduation!

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:29 AM   #33
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YAH another trip report!!! I can't wait to hear about all y'all adventures! Welcome to Louisiana! You need to come way down South to hear the difference in talking and the hospitality! Different from North Louisiana. I'm glad you are feeling better or at least you look like you feel better in the picture. Congratulations on the Graduation!

I am definitely finding North Louisiana to be a lot different from what I am used to as it is

Thank you I am feeling much better!

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Hello Ladies!

Dawn - I have a feeling you are gearing up for an update! I'm waiting patiently!
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Dawn - I have a feeling you are gearing up for an update! I'm waiting patiently!
Hi Mary Ellen

Actually I was going to let Caitlin start since our trip began with the "May the 4th" celebration at DHS and she was super excited about it. So Caitlin...Mary Ellen is waiting

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Actually I was going to let Caitlin start since our trip began with the "May the 4th" celebration at DHS and she was super excited about it. So Caitlin...Mary Ellen is waiting

Yes Caitlin! I'm waiting! To heck with the fact that you just moved to a new city and into a new house where you redecorated everything.
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Hi Caitlin and Dawn!

I have been anxiously waiting for this TR since I saw the great pics on Facebook! Can't wait to hear all the stories. I loved Star Wars weekend last year.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #38
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Yes Caitlin! I'm waiting! To heck with the fact that you just moved to a new city and into a new house where you redecorated everything.
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I have been anxiously waiting for this TR since I saw the great pics on Facebook! Can't wait to hear all the stories. I loved Star Wars weekend last year.

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Sorry it took me so long to get around to an update I have been busy putting my life together here and I am very happy! Finally being with my husband has been pretty great! You all aren't here to listen to my life updates so let's get to the good stuff DISNEY!!!!!

We awoke pretty early on our travel day, Mom doesn't usually sleep well and I wanted to get to the gym one last time. Yes this means I went at like 5 in the morning but don't judge After I got back to the house we packed up and headed out. This was a sad goodbye because I had to say goodbye to all of my puppies until Christmas It was also the last time I would see Dad in Michigan until Christmas It was rough but we made it through and made it through security in no time.

The flight was uneventful as most flights usually are. We had a bit of turbulence but nothing major and I spent most of my time playing Candy Crush, reading and coloring in my Star Wars coloring book.

After we landed we headed to the Magical Express. This was our first time flying in on a Saturday and boy was it packed!!!! We had to wait about 20 minutes before finally boarding but I was excited to watch clips from the upcoming Disney movie Teen Beach Movie. Yes I am 22, I color in coloring books and I have programmed in my phone to watch a Disney Channel movie.

Once on the ME the excitement really set in! Who doesn't love watching the clips of what you're going to see on your upcoming vacation?! It always makes me a bit misty and super happy!

Our first stop was our hotel Art of Animation!!!



We were here! After a few months since our last trip and even longer since a good trip (meaning sick not meaning getting married made it bad ) so it was time!






I had been looking at pictures online but nothing compared to actually seeing this resort!







I love all of the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tend to be a pretty colorful person so it was perfect!



I quickly ran to the online check in line! This was my first time using the military discount Just one of many reasons I married Andrew









The chandelier was amazing! I loved seeing all of the different artwork on it! It was interesting to see all of the ideas for different characters and compared to how they ended up looking in the movies.



It was also nice seeing all of the resort specific merchandise



After getting acquainted with the resort it was time for a snack before we headed to our room and the park!



Each section in the cafeteria is dedicated to the background artwork from the Disney movies they have on display at the resort. That picture is from the Lion King Section.



It was tough making decisions since as most of you know I am now gluten free. This means I did not have one of these for a snack.




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Old 05-24-2013, 04:33 PM   #41
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Instead I had this



Minus the bread of course. It was very good!

I ended up having to use a counter service credit for it so I also got one of these babies



A chocolate covered marshmellow stick which I did not end up eating at all the entire trip

Mom went with the cheesey pesto bread



She loved it and had it again later in the week!

We chose to sit in the Finding Nemo area





Then it was time to hike to our room. Our one major complaint about this resort was how far away our room was. If you have small kids that aren't in a stroller but get tired and have to be carried by the end of the day do not go to this resort! I am a runner and I was tired walking back and forth to the main building to our room! I think it had to have been at least a mile away



It does look cool though...


Once we trekked through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot to get to our room we had to take pictures.



I know a lot of families with children take pictures of their room first thing because they mess it up quickly well that's why we do it too Mom and I can mess up a hotel room pretty quickly!









The room decor was adorable!







I loved the grotto part of the tub!


Even the table was decorated!



I have a feeling he got teased a lot



We set our stuff down and headed out!













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Anytime we walked past Ursula I missed my grandma That sounds bad doesn't it?! When I was younger we used to play Little Mermaid in her condo swimming pool and she was always Ursula so we have always made fun of her for that.








We trekked through the jungle




Saw one of my favorite villians. I like him because he is just a huge jerk but has the best voice ever Might also explain my love of Darth Vader





Hakuna Matata







The entrance to the family suites.


Mufasa "Simba you are more than what you have become" That movie is seriously so wise on more than one level. Great life lessons learned from that movie.



Let's get a close up on the royalty



Now if you have seen pictures of this resort you may be wondering where is Rafiki. Well Rafiki was busy being climbed on by every child in Florida. It was ridiculous how many kids were on him each time was passed by we even saw a guy place his baby on Rafiki's arm for a picture. I always found him a bit crazy and wouldn't let my child near him but for each their own I guess Plus there was the issue of the no climbing signs but ya know Disney only put that there as a suggestion







Finally it was time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was going to May the 4th at Disney For those of you that don't know I am a huge fan of Star Wars. I am actually typing this update next to my Darth Vader lego clock I watched all of the movies back to back in preparation for this day!

After buying our tickets I headed in to find the special merchandise while Mom was stuck in line due to a ticket malfunction.





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Passed some Streetmosphere actors



Is it bad that we are so used to Disney it's like oh yeah of course someone would be taped to a wall in DHS?

Unfortunately there were no special pins left or the shirt Mom wanted to get for Dad. We went to check out the Chewbacca line to see if an Ewok was with him but no dice. Then we checked out the line for the Fab Four in their Star Wars wear. The line was huge but after some trepidation we got into it. Soon after we saw this







Yes those are stormtroopers. THERE ARE STORMTROOPERS WALKING AROUND DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!! That's basically how I acted towards it. I am such a geek y'all don't even know

Even the stage was set up special





Then there was the cutest sight ever



After waiting in the heat in line for what seemed like forever chatting with the person ahead of us about how this is nothing crowd wise compared to Star Wars Weekends we were up! Also the park was packed my dreams of Star Wars Weekends has died because we are not crowded park people.

Right before we got up though we saw a special sight... All four of the fab four out together!!!!!!!!! The CM told us that he has never seen this before they don't even let them out together during Star Wars weekends!



Idk if you can tell how excited I was but I was very excited.



Mom then got in on the action.

Then we had to figure out what to do next.





Looks like we went on GMR but we didn't! We went to One Man's Dream instead.





I think Disney should cash in on Walt is my homeboy t shirts...Disney in advance you're welcome.





I can't wait to see this in person in 85 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!









I was so stoked at this point to see this in person!





I hope to see this someday



I get to see this in 85 days!!!!!!!!!!



My favorite park icon



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Mom was very excited to ride this!





There's grandma



Idk if she is reading this but I am pretty sure when she is angry she can get like this



Then back outside! I am so excited to see this movie I was telling Andrew last night we are seeing this when it comes out!



Of course the line for TSM was out to China so we didn't bother.



Then we noticed a bounty hunter nearby



Jango Fett everybody!!



I love him and his son even though his son's death was the most idiotic death in any of the Star Wars movies.

Then we saw a storm trooper



We continued along and ran into a clone trooper







EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Little did I know we would end up here later in the week



But for now it was Muppet time!











No one was there but luckily this was under the mat









We watched it for the millionth time and headed out. We need Jason Seagal to write a new Muppet 3d movie!

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Then we headed to dinner and saw a certain princess on our way. Now I enjoyed seeing most of the characters but a lot of them were walking around with no real lines. With the Storm Troopers and Clone Troopers and Jango Fett it was fine but with Leia it was a pain!!!!! So many kids cutting and her going to whoever she wanted to made it a very long wait.



I didn't quite think it was worth it but there is the pic. At least I can say I met her.

Well I think I sufficiently introduced you to what a geek I am so I will leave ya here with us on our way to dinner.


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