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Old 11-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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"For a few Fastpasses more!" TR-Nov 9-18, 2013 (Cruise TR LINK added April 10th)

Hey everyone, and welcome to my TR for our November 2013 trip. For those that havent followed along before, I am a 43-year old husband and dad to a 10-year old daughter. I used to go to Disney World each summer as a child back in the seventies, and my wife and I have become the typical DIS Disney addicts. This was our 10th trip to WDW, our 8th with DD. (Throw in two DL trips in the last two years and you got an even dozen.) This is the 2nd trip of a 9 month self-titled Disney Trifecta which included an ABD/DL trip back in June, this trip to WDW, and a Disney Cruise in February 2014. This will be our Disney fix for a while, as nothing else is planned until 2015!

I have to admit up front, this was a bit of an odd trip. It was our first trip to WDW in two years, and we were really looking forward to it, and there were a lot of parts of it that were really great. However, overall, it didnt really give ME (anyways) the satisfaction that most of our trips have, and I cant quite put a finger on why. Part of it may have been a foot injury that occurred back in October that meant I was in middling to severe pain for a good portion of the trip. Part of it may have been the glitchiness of the whole My Disney Experience thing which led to us spending what seemed like a LOT of time in line with Guest Services/Front Desk/Concierge. Part of it may have been the weather, the last few trips we have been on have had spectacular weather, and this one, while not horrible, had some not very nice days along the way. Part of it may have been our DDs at times very tweeny attitude. And finally Part of it may have been the way the last day ended in a big mess that really left a feeling of stress. In truth, it was probably the combination of all those things that made this a not that spectacular trip.

I dont want to sound entirely glum on the trip. We again got to see and do all the things we wanted to over the 10 days we were there. The cast members we interacted with were all universally fantastic. The crowds for the most part were moderate to low (with the exception of Food and Wine), and the thing that I will consider the most special from the trip was that we got a chance to spend many parts of it from friends that we met here on the DIS!

Real quick why did I name the trip For a Few Fastpasses More? Well, I had already named the first portion of the Disney Trifecta A Fistful of Fastpasses mostly for the fact that we were given out Fastpasses during the Backstage Magic trip. As a huge fan of the Sergio Leone Man with No-Name trilogy, I had also used a daily recap of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly on that trip, and will continue to do that on this trip seemed more than appropriate. The second movie in the trilogy might be my favorite, For a Few Dollars More. And since we were going to WDW with the opportunity to both use regular FP and also pre-booked FP+, all the things we did For a Few Fastpasses More seemed kind of crazy in hindsight.

For those that missed it - A link to "A Fistful of Fastpasses"

(And, yes for the Leone fans out there I am now planning on naming my THIRD trip report Once Upon a Time in the Caribbean. If youre not a fan look it up.)

So, lets get on it lets talk about For a Few Fastpasses More!

1971 - 1982 Many childhood trips May 1997 - Off-site w/ DGF (now DW) October 2000 - Off-site w/ DW - 1st AK
October 14-20,2006 - First on-site (POFQ), first w/ DD3 and DMIL. September 22-29, 2007 with freinds @ POFQ! August 23-31, 2008. Just us 3...dining for free!
December 12-20, 2009 - 40th Birthday trip! Trip Report April 20-25, 2010 - Short surprise trip for DD! Trip Report
October 15-25, 2010 @ AKL Trip Report!
November 11-20, 2011 - Free dining at CBR! PTR! and Trip Report
July/August 2012 Disneyland / Australia TripPTR "I choose to Be Amused" TR
The Disney Trifecta - a PTR for 2013. LINK Trip Reports - ABD: "A Fistful of Fastpasses" WDW: "For A Few Fastpasses More" DCL: "Once Upon a Time in the Carribean"

October 2014 Pre Trip Report- "Let us plan our Escape !" LINK NEW TR

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