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Old 09-16-2006, 07:51 PM   #1
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Jazzerlycious, Baby! The new adventures of JAZZERLY at WDW! New 11/14 #29!

This trip report was in dire need of a fresh start,so Ta Dah...here it is! If you are interested in humble beginnings, click this link for back story on the hooligans formerly known as the Grand Gatherers.

You may be asking yourself who or what Jazzerlycious is. It is, in fact, both a who and a what.

The who is the fantastic four that makes up JAZZERLY: Jackson, Izzi, Erica and Lily.

The what is a state of mind...the art of being Jazzerlycious, baby!

We are 13 days away from our Jazzerlycious birthday extravaganza at Disney World. This is fantabulously superiffic on two counts:

1) Its DISNEY WORLD!!

and more importantly

2) I get to see Erica and Jackson!!!!

Erica and Jackson are my niece and nephew, aged almost 13 and 11 respectively. We are celebrating Erica's 13th at WDW. They are a magical and mishcievious, rambunctious and rascally, sassy and smart dynamic duo; and if you ask Aunt Lauri (me) practically perfect!

I live in Florida. They live in Virginia. I miss them every day, and I can't wait to hug 'em and squeeze 'em and spoil 'em rotten for a whole week. At Disney World!! Their mother (my little sister) has threatened to kick my butt if I go overboard, but I'm not scared. I'm the big sister, and I can take her.

Izzi and Lily are my cousin's daughters. They live in Florida, and I get to see them almost every day. Lucky me! Izzi is 13, and Lily is 9 going on 22. The bond shared by the fantastic four is way cool, especially when you consider how far apart they live from each other and that they only get together three or four times a year.

Also along for this joyride is a gaggle of goofy grownups:

Me (Aunt Lauri, Laura, etc.)
My mom (Mom, Nanny, etc.)
Lisa (my sis)
Troy (my BIL)
Dani (my cousin, Izzi and Lily's mom)

There may also be a special surprise guest appearance along the way...but don't tell my mom!

I've been planning this trip for seven months. POR, ADRs, MNSSHP, CRT, MK, DS, AK, RnR, ToT, BTMRR. It's like swimming in alphabet soup! I ordered pins for trading from Ebay and found Erica a Jack Skellington lanyard medal, too. We made JAZZERLY Magical Cast Member Award stickers to give to CMs who are especially profient at spreading pixie dust. Oh yeah, Aunt Lauri ROCKS!

I hope.

The thing about being the All Powerful Planning Diva (APPD) is that if everything goes great, I get all the glory.

The downside, of course, is that if it all goes south, I get all the blame.

Doncha just love a cliffhanger?
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:38 PM   #3
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Wow...one day away from doing the single-digit dance! OH YEAH!

I was thinking today that I can't wait to share WDW with my two favorite kidlets. Of course, I'm pretty sure that Erica would be HIGHLY offended at being called a kidlet...so let's not tell her, 'k?

I've been fortunate enough to go to WDW lotsnlots of times. I grew up about 50 miles from the House of Mouse. I remember WDW when Magic Kingdom was IT, in the days of ticket books and E-rides.

I've even been told a time or two that riding in a car while I'm driving is like being on an E-ride. I have NO idea what that means!

But I digress.

I digress a lot.

It's a sickness.

I'm so happy that Erica is excited about this birthday celebration extravaganza. You see, it wasn't exactly her choice. It was more like, "Hey...how 'bout going to Disney for your 13th? My treat?" I don't know if it was the Disney part or the my treat part that lured her in, but once I got her on the line, I reeled her in with tales of a resort on the river, a pool called Ol' Man Island, dinner in the Castle....and a week with her buddy, Iz.

What's she looking forward to the most? Animal Kingdom and dinner at Wolfgang Puck Cafe. She has a new dress...one befitting a sassy, smart, oh so special 13-year old. Oh yeah...she's jazzed to ride Rockin' Rollercoaster, too! She says she will NOT, under ANY circumstance be riding Tower of Terror.

I say we'll see about that.

And Jackson? Mr. I wanna be a daredevil when I grow up wants to ride Dinosaur, Everest, Mission Space and anything else that might make it possible for him to review his lunch. This is the same boy that when he cut his head open falling from a tree and was being taken to the emergency room in an ambulance shouted out, "Don't clean up the blood...I wanna show David!!"

Our very own Indiana Jones!

I hope we see lots of magic on this trip...both giving and receiving. Magical cast members deserve to be acknowledged with a little pixie dust, too!

My first sprinkling of Disney pixie dust was in 1973 on my four year old little sister's first visit to MK. We were doing things on the cheap, which included sharing lunches at Pinochios and no souvenirs. Our treat for the day was a soft serve ice cream cone for each of us, and as luck would have it, Lisa dropped hers and SPLAT ice cream all over the hot cement. There is no five second rule for soft serve ice cream!

Well, her litttle face crumpled up, her bottom lip started to tremble, and she looked at me, the Big Sister, like I was supposed to fix it. I offered her my cone...Mom offered hers...my brother even somewhat grudgingly offered to SHARE his. But she wanted her very own...of course she did! And who do you suppose came by to save the day?

Peter Pan, who went down on one knee and gave her a brand new ice cream cone...and a wondrous dusting of pixie dust!

I can't wait to see all four of the kids together at MNSSHP. I can't wait to ride IASW and HM with my mom...they're her favorites. I can't wait to hear my BIL whoop like a 10 year old on RnR and watch my sister's face during the Beauty and the Beast show. I can't wait to see Captain Jack in the new and improved POTC.

I can't wait to be at WDW with my whole family for a whole week.

Now THAT's magic!!
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Snap what a great start, can't wait to here more. I took my Mom to Disney in August and got her to ride on things she never did before. I let my kids choose what they wanted to do. We saw a lot of Princesses and Pirates. It is fun just to watch the magic and we had magic. Hope you do too.

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:10 PM   #5
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Thanks, Nab...what a sweetie you are to post a response!

Have you read Mel's installment for today? It made me remember the first time my sis rode 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. She FREAKED out and started yelling that we were all gonna die! My mom was very sweetly trying to calm her down when my brother decided he'd had enough and said, "It's a RIDE...now just SHUT UP!"

I can't wait to see him...he's my mom's surprise on this trip. It'll be the first time all of her kids will be together in one place in five years! She's gonna FLIP!

NINE days...single digit dancin' nanaman time!
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Wow how cool to have a family reunion at WDW. You are going to have a special trip. Hope you take lots of pics your last ones were beautiful. I am so excited for you.



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SNAP!! Love it, baby!!

See you in a few, right? Do I get to see the girls again, too??

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PS~I am pretty sure that a very special Princess Aurora will be in France on Sat the 30th!!
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OK…a bit about the week before JAZZERLY hit WDW. My plan was to do a little packing/last minute shopping each evening after work. Considering that with my second job, I don’t get off from work ‘til 9 p.m., it was a challenge, but I was up for it.

Enter monkey wrench number one.

I got sent out of state for work from Tuesday, 9/26 to Friday, 9/29. It was gonna be hard to pack, shop, etc. from Pennsylvania! At least I’d have Friday though. I’d be home by 2:30 p.m., which was plenty of time to hit Wal-Mart.

Enter monkey wrench number two.

Two delayed flights later and an urgent call for me to stop by the office, and it was 8 p.m. before I got home and 2 a.m. before I went to bed. But all is well because it’s officially DISNEY DAY!

Five a.m. Saturday morning found me stowing my makeup bag and zipping up the suitcase. Two trips up and down the steps and the suitcase, Pixie Dust bag and laptop computer case are waiting to be loaded in Dani’s van. Once more up the steps to double-check that I have everything, and we’ll be OFF!

Enter monkey wrench number three.

On the way down the dark staircase, on my way to the van, I missed a step and fell. Hard. On my wrist.

Big owie.

MASSIVE owie.

I knew it was broken, but I wanted it to be sprained. I briefly considered not going to the ER, but no way was that going to happen. So instead of heading off to the Happiest Place on Earth, we (Dani, Izzi, Lily and I) set off for the emergency room.

Guess we’re not gonna make rope drop, y’all.

Two and a half hours later, with my wrist in a plaster stabilizer and strict instructions to stay out of crowds and off of rides, we were finally headed for the House of Mouse!

No crowds?

No rides?

I can tell already that I’m going to have a BLAST!!!

UP NEXT: Waiting for the other half of JAZZERLY

PS – I’m typing one-handed and on pain meds, so I’m making this a blanket apology for any and all typos!
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As we pulled out of the hospital parking lot, I decided that my pain pills would only work if they were washed down with a frozen latte and a hot now glazed donut from Krispy Kreme. So we made a pit stop, and I took the first two of many Lortabs. I’m absolutely certain that the hot, sweet, sticky yummilicious donut made them work faster!

It takes roughly 90 minutes to drive to WDW, so on the drive over we played games. We played the sign ABC game, where you go through the alphabet and have to find a sign with your letter in it. To jazz it up a little, we played a round where you had to find a sign with a word starting with your letter. Lily kicks butt at this game...she has eagle eyes! We also sang Disney songs and told jokes. My head was a li’l sipinny, and I may have napped a little.

The plan was for my family to call when they hit Disney property, which they anticipated would be aroundabout 9 a.m. But since my sister, the White Rabbit, is genetically incapable of being on time, I knew they’d never make it at 9. Which leads me to my favorite game: What time will they get there??

Lily is young and has faith…she said 9:30.

Izzi has a bit more experience…she said 11 a.m.

Dani and Lisa are “twin cousins”…their birthdays are only 9 days apart. She said 12:30 p.m.

I’ve been dealing with my sister’s tardiness for a very long time. I said 2 p.m.

Lily, Izzi and Dani thought it was the drugs talking.

We’ll just see about that!

At 9:30, we were stopping at the Port Orleans Riverside guardhouse, saying the magic words, “We’re checking in!”

We parked and made our way through the labyrinth of folks waiting for the ME bus and stepped into the lobby…which was crowded and bustling with people checking out. Thanks to the kindness of a stranger, I was directed to a shorter line for checking in. Dani graciously offered to stand in line and let me wait on one of the sofas like a doped-up, broken wristed, splinted southern lady. Lily and I admired the décor, including the huge paddle fans on the ceiling. Lily contemplated what would happen if one of them fell on us and decided it would result in more than just a broken wrist. Smart girl.

When it was our turn to check in, we got exactly what we wanted…three adjoining rooms in Acadian House, on the ground floor to accommodate my mom’s scooter. I mentioned that we were celebrating Erica’s birthday, and the CM winked and said, “Let’s see what we can do for her.” Izzi spoke up and told her we were celebrating my birthday, too, which I thought was very sweet. We got our Keys to the Kingdom, a brief description of how the dining plan works, and set off in search of Acadian House.

In two shakes of Pluto’s tail, we were in the room, oohing and ahhing over the décor. Izzi spotted a hidden Mickey in the bedspread and the picture on the wall. Show-off!

We also noted that Lily was out of the running for what time everyone else would arrive.

Dani bustled around, unloading the van and putting things away, while I watched. I must’ve said I’m sorry a hundred times…until she told me in no uncertain terms to CUT IT OUT !

Yes’m.

Instead of going to MK as originally planned, we decided to hang out at the resort while waiting for the Virginia contingency to arrive. I took a nap while the girls played in the grassy area outside our room and Dani put away the pop-tarts, chips, treats, etc. and unpacked. By the time I woke up, Izzi was out of the running in the time challenge, and Lily had eaten a whole can of Pringles by herself, which is no mean feat considering she’s a tiny little thing who usually eats like a bird.

The question of the day…Where ARE they? was still unanswered. We agreed that calling them would be cheating…and anticipation is FUN!

Isn’t it?

UP NEXT: Who wins the challenge and dinner with the Charmings...and photos!
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