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Old 08-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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5 rides broke down on me, but I got a diamond ring to make up for it!9/19 Ring+TheEnd

Alrighty, here goes my first ever trip report! YAY!

We're sad to have left Disney, but I'm excited to write this. Honestly, call me crazy, but it wasn't that bad to leave. We pushed ourselves so much, and it's so hot, and we really feel like we did everything we wanted to (that we could afford).

I took well over 1000 pictures, and I like pictures much more than reading a bunch of writing, but I'll include both to make every one happy!

Cast of Characters:

Summer - Me!
Nic - My new fiance.
Jacques - Our 9-month old son
Dad - My dad
Nana and Pop-pop - My maternal grandparents

Details:

08/10-08/15
Pop Century

Table of Contents:

Pre-Disney Pictures 1
Pre-Disney Pictures 2

Sunday, 08/10/08
Part 01: Arrival at POP
Part 02: Lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe
Part 03: Pictures around POP
Part 04: Carriage Ride
Part 05: Test Track
Part 06: Coral Reef

Monday, 08/11/08
Part 07: Animal Kingdom Rope Drop, Kilimanjaro Safaris
Part 08: Finish Animal Kingdom
Part 09: Epcot
Part 10: Japan

Tuesday, 08/12/08
Part 11: Great Movie Ride
Part 12: Backlot Tour
Part 13: One Man's Dream
Part 14: 50's Prime Time Cafe
Part 15: Rides 1 and 2 of 5 break down
Part 16: Downtown Disney

Wednesday, 08/13/08
Part 17: Dream Fastpasses + Rides 3 and 4 break down
Part 18: Le Cellier
Part 19: Mexico and Injuries
Part 20: World Showcase
Part 21: Boardwalk, Spaceship Earth, Ride 5 Breaks Down, Everything Pop!

Thursday, 08/14/08
Part 22: Rope Drop at the Magic Kingdom
Part 23: Magic Kingdom Morning
Part 24: Magic Kingdom Afternoon
Part 25: Chef Mickey's
Part 26: The Proposal

Friday, 08/15/08
Part 27: Our Last Dream
Part 28: Minnie and Mickey's Houses
Part 29: Dole Whips, Parades, and Goodbyes

Part 30: Photopass & The End


Other things:

Our Dining Review - HERE
Our Pre-Trip Report - HERE
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WDW Trips: '97 FW (S); '00 Off-site (N/S, seperately); '02 Off-site (S); '08 POP Engagement (S/N/J); '09 Poly Honeymoon (S/N); '09 ASSp (S/N) '12 ASMo J's Birthday(S/N/J)
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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Welcome Home!!
Congrats on the Engagement!!!

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Old 08-15-2008, 06:55 PM   #3
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Welcome Home!!
Congrats on the Engagement!!!

-nat
Hey Natale!

Thank you!!!

I'm just waiting for these darn pictures to load onto photobucket, then I'll start.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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Pre-Disney Pictures 1

I'm going to post pictures from our vacation prior to Disney, but just real quick without much detail.

Basically, we drove to Detroit on the 6th and went to the zoo. We flew out of Detroit to Fort Lauderdale on the 7th. Then the 7th-10th we were in Boynton.

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Detroit:



No, Mommy! I want my privacy!



Leaving Day:




Airport/Plane:








My grandparent's:




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Old 08-15-2008, 07:10 PM   #5
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Sounds like you had a great trip! Congrats! I'm hopping on to read your TR!!!
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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Pre-Disney Pictures 2

At My Grandparents:








Shhhh, Daddy. I'm sleeping for Disney tomorrow!
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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Sounds like you had a great trip! Congrats! I'm hopping on to read your TR!!!
I definitely did!

Thanks you

Yay!

Alright, now I'm waiting for my Day 1 pictures to finish loading. Woohoo!

But, I may need to break for food and Jacques-watching.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:50 PM   #8
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aw jacques is so adorable!! great start on the trip report!!
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #9
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Congrats on your engagement!

Your little boy is just darling!
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #10
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aw jacques is so adorable!! great start on the trip report!!
Aw, thank you

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Congrats on your engagement!

Your little boy is just darling!
Thank you so much!
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Part 1: Arrival at POP






We arrived and then went in. During check-in, she told us we were in the 90's. So, I told her "Listen, I grew up in the 90's. I don't want to stay there. I'm a bowler. Put us in the 50's." And, lo and behold, she did it! But not without a big commotion!


Our folder of goodies:


Pictures around the room:





A towel animal was waiting for us:


We had conjoined rooms with my Nana and Pop-pop. We were in 2330 and they were in 2331. For the sake of those who don't know the meaning of the room numbers, it's this:

2-3-30
2 is the building
3 is the floor
30 is the room number on that floor

So, we were on the back side of the wing on the lake side of the jukebox building, basically.
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Part 2: Lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe

After settling in, we piled in the car (along with my uncle and cousin who live in Orlando) and headed over to:


It was BEAUTIFUL!



I got the all-you-can-drink milkshake, and Nic and I got the skillet. Here's various pictures:











We also checked out around the lodge:


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Part 3: Pictures around POP

We came back to the hotel, and took some pictures and unloaded our stuff.

Legendary Years:











Next up, our carriage ride!
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I am joining in! We leave in two weeks and are doing a split stay at Pop and WL. Your pictures have gotten me so excited!
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:01 PM   #15
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Great start!

Jacques looks like he was a seasoned traveller. Did everything go well?

Waiting not so patiently to hear more about what was in the box and how it was revealed.
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