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The Disney Foodie and a Polynesian Obsessive!
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Adventure is out there....and so are MagicBands!! A Sept 2013 TR - **Updated 09/01**
Hi! Welcome to my September Trip Report: "Adventure is out there....and so are MagicBands!"
As you can tell, I love the movie UP and felt that the title was only fitting considering that my family is testing MagicBands this trip!
Our original plans had us staying for 9 nights at Coronado Springs from Sept 3rd - 12th, but we had the opportunity to fly out the night of Sept 2nd and arrive late at night in Orlando. So, we booked 1 night at Pop Century and as a result we were included in the September MagicBand testing!
Because our annual passes are linked to My Disney Experience, I was able to select FastPass+ reservations. We were also able to customize our MagicBands.
Now seems like the right time to introduce my family!
I'm Megan and I am 28 years old. For the past 16 months I have been taking my MBA and I just successfully defended my thesis last week! As a result of all these months of hard work, I need a break! I have been to WDW more times than I can count. Actually, that's a lie...this will be trip number 46 for me!
I am a foodie at heart and have been taking pictures of food for years (before instagram made it cool ). I will admit that I am a Disney Commando at heart, but I have started to appreciate the more laid back aspects of a vacation. For example: I love trashy magazines (Us Weekly, People, Star etc.), reading my Nook by the pool, afternoon naps (which are so much better at Disney for some reason), and simply taking pictures and enjoying the background music at the parks.
My favorite parks are the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. It is very hard for me to name "a" favorite ride because I love so many! My top 10 are Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Under the Sea, TTA, Spaceship Earth, Soarin, Tower of Terror, Star Tours and Kilimanjaro Safaris.
DMom works for her father's family business. She also works with my DDad. So basically she is one of the busiest and most efficient people I know. She could organize any room, any time. She loves WDW because it is the place where most of our best family memories have been made. And she desperately needs this break. Her only criteria? Stay at Coronado Springs and give her lots of down time by the pool. Done
DDad works in financial services. He loves WDW just as much as me but he hides it better. He also loves challenging me with obtaining impossible dining reservations. In fact....in my dining review I wrote this: "NOTE TO DAD: California Grill is CLOSED. So there really is no way I can get us that reservation this time." And guess what.....NOW THE CALIFORNIA GRILL WILL BE OPEN SEPT 9TH....ugh I am *never* going to hear the end of it. I swear he has some psychic dining reservation power He would be content to only visit MK once and spend some evenings at Epcot, but he visits the parks a bit more often than that for me
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MagicBands, FastPass+ & Itinerary
Countdown to WDW: 10 Days To Go!
Countdown to WDW: 9 Days To Go!
Countdown to WDW: 7 Days To Go!
Countdown to WDW: 6 Days To Go!
Countdown to WDW: 5 Days To Go!
Countdown to WDW: 4 Days To Go!
38 Hours To Go!
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Last edited by TinkerBelle_325; 09-01-2013 at 11:30 AM.
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