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Old 02-02-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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It's all smooth sailing from here... right? ALL DONE AND NEW TR LINK UP

Nothing but smooth Sailing….
Welcome to another Poolrat trip report. I debated even trying to start this with the time commitment it needs and the time constraints I seem to have lately but I am willing, and probably NEED to do this so I can go to my happy place every so often.

A Quick intro
I am Poolrat, Pat, to many outside and within the DIS. I am Mom to 2 grown adults, by age, and an Aquatics manager, by trade so to speak. I hang around pools. Most days I like my job, some days I love it and well some days…… let’s just say like any job, some days are just more challenging.
I am also a Disney dork. At least I have been called that.

See? Dork. I love all things Disney and the crazy things you think people would not look at.

Like Trash cans. – I mean why bother having a theme for trash can? Standard color and buy in bulk…
But No, Disney make the trash cans part of the story so I feel the need to share that with you.
And Bathrooms – Again went to a small zoo and bathrooms were generic and plain, clean generic and plain but plain…. How fancy do you need them I guess.
Disney makes sure you don’t leave the story when you have to take care of some um.. business.
Some are pretty standard and some are subtly decorated and some transport you into another film, like Tangled. Again I feel the need to share. Usually Women’s rooms but sometimes if I can get a volunteer…



This trip:
When : Dec 27- Jan 4 Holiday crazy time- why? Why would I subject myself to crazy crowd levels when I am not tied to a school calendar.
Because I have friends who are tied to the calendar… Couple of DISmeets that I may or may not have proof of, so they may or may not have happened.

Where: Staying at Beach club, one of my DVC home resorts. Could not beat the proximity to EPCOT and DHS for NYE.

I had rotator cuff surgery on Nov 19 to repair a significant tear in the tendon. All seems good now, just have to rehab it. You will see for the trip , no sling, but as cold as it was, I did use my jacket a few times to “rest” it. No restrictions either on rides. Well I didn’t tell I was going to Disney but everything felt fine so why ask for permission?
Dec 27 was departure day and it seemed I was off like a herd of turtles. I am about 3 or 4 miles from the interstate loop. I figure once I get on there smooth sailing.
Famous last words.
I got no further than 15 min from the house and DEAD STOP. No Joke and not like the stops during Spaceship earth or Haunted Mansion.




You see the police cars go by on the shoulder. You see tow truck go by. You see cars try to make it by too.

We all wait, and wait, and wait. Oh about 45 min later the highway starts moving again. So much for the 5 am start.
Pretty uneventful the rest of the way. Maybe another short 10 or 15 minute slow down. Traffic apps are sometimes great for helping you navigate around things like that.
I had opted for an off site hotel for the Friday night. It was a last minute add on to the trip and DVC weekend holiday points are insane.
An 8- 9 hours trip that took 11. Luckily I was not in a rush I guess.
I had to get ON Disney property as soon as possible so I snuck in here.



Now the question. Where is first stop and for what?




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POOLRAT PATI am a Disney Dork. 75- Contemporary,77- offsite Hyatt,86- offsite 1 day trip,88- offsite 1 day trip,98- Contemporary w/kids,01- All Stars Movies,05- Boardwalk,06- Coronado,07- Carribbean Beach,08- Beach Club,Oct 09 - POP/Coronado, Dec09/Jan 10 ASMu/ CSR , July '10-POP, Sept '10 POFQ,Oct '10 2X for F&W @ POP Oct'11-ASSp Dec '11-DVC SSR/AKL July '12- BCV, Sept '12- DL, Oct '12- BCV, Dec'12-POP Jan '13- OKW May '13-BWV Oct '13- BCV DEC '13- BCV May14-POP Aug 14- VWL Oct '14-DL Feb '15 -AKVK May '15 EEC- July'15 Big Birthday blowout ............ Can't wait to go back

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Old 02-02-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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Time to celebrate p4

A little bit of EPCOT p5 post 64


Let's do check in again... p6 #83

A slow day at EPCOT? p7 #91 (Part #2 p7 #92_)

Wandering a small corner of the world

Something New in World Showcase. (Part #2) (Part #3 )

The DISmeet that wasn't

A Blustery Rainy day
Time for Adventure

Getting my Ride on

MONSOON!!!


BOG dinner

How do you end the evening?

Fruit and Veggies, plus elevators and Fast cars

The Holiday Show at DHS

Dinner with the Clan (Part #2)


NYE- FPless AK
Is that my Monkey?

Part 3 in a FPless AK on NYE.

Bored and Hungry in AK

Monkey Hunt

A parade
( Parade Part #2)

Happy New Year part #1 (Part #2) (Part #3)

The Wettest place in the World (Part #1) (Part #2) (Part #3)

The Make Up Day (PART #1) ( Part #2) ( Part #3)


THE LAST DAY BLOWOUT (PART #2)
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POOLRAT PATI am a Disney Dork. 75- Contemporary,77- offsite Hyatt,86- offsite 1 day trip,88- offsite 1 day trip,98- Contemporary w/kids,01- All Stars Movies,05- Boardwalk,06- Coronado,07- Carribbean Beach,08- Beach Club,Oct 09 - POP/Coronado, Dec09/Jan 10 ASMu/ CSR , July '10-POP, Sept '10 POFQ,Oct '10 2X for F&W @ POP Oct'11-ASSp Dec '11-DVC SSR/AKL July '12- BCV, Sept '12- DL, Oct '12- BCV, Dec'12-POP Jan '13- OKW May '13-BWV Oct '13- BCV DEC '13- BCV May14-POP Aug 14- VWL Oct '14-DL Feb '15 -AKVK May '15 EEC- July'15 Big Birthday blowout ............ Can't wait to go back

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Old 02-02-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:08 PM   #4
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WOO HOO!!! I'm ready Pat!!

Ruh roh - I can't see your last two pictures.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:40 PM   #6
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Ruh roh - I can't see your last two pictures.
I think I fixed it. I updated the album name and forgot to relink.

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PS, not sure if it's just me or not, but some pictures are not showing up.
It was me - I fixed it.
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First time post ever for me! Wow, Pat, this will be my lucky TR!
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:23 PM   #9
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OOOOh I hope so.
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That's about all I can muster on a Monday morning.

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I'll be lurking along though!
Glad you stopped by. Lurk away!!! I hear you on Monday mornings. My day was a typical Monday.
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I am glad you have added a new report to my reading fun, since I am taking a break from writing for a little while. It will be nice to come to the DIS and not feel the pressure of getting in an update, but rather just to enjoy seeing the pictures and stories of others.

Christmas in Disney World - what a wonderful thing! We probably won't be there at Christmas again for 3-4 years, so I will soak up the holiday fun through your pictures. Don't hold back. I will enjoy every trash can picture you have.
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