Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-01-2009, 09:39 PM   #31
4 Little Bears
Mouseketeer
 
4 Little Bears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: 6 hours from WDW
Posts: 242

Enjoying your trip report...thanks for sharing!
__________________
4 Little Bears is offline  
Old 03-02-2009, 09:23 PM   #32
disneyaddicted
DIS Veteran
 
disneyaddicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: York, Pa,
Posts: 2,359

This is a fun TR. I love the pictures, especially the one flying over Alaska. I have always dreamed of going to Alaska. DH said when he retires...maybe...Don't know if he meant maybe Alaska or maybe one day he'll retire, didn't ask.

I am looking forward to an update.

Sincerely, Ty

P.S. Gorgeous kids!!
__________________
Castle wishes and Dole Whip dreams....Sept 2015
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3261268

This freezing weather is crampin my style A Dec 2010 TR
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post39318035
][IMG]
disneyaddicted is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-02-2009, 09:59 PM   #33
SomDayMyPrnceWillCom
Wants to be a mermaid when she grows up
 
SomDayMyPrnceWillCom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Posts: 450

I'm glad I ran across this Trip report. I moved from deep south Mississippi to Alaska in August with DD13. I'm teaching in a bush village. I understand about not minding and enjoying the cold weather here, but I'm ready to get back down south myself. I went ahead and booked our next Disney trip for 2010, but we have to go during the summer since I teach.

I'm really enjoying this and your pictures are lovely. Looking forward to the rest of the report.
__________________
1st Trip - May 27 - June 2, 2007 - All Star Movies 2nd Trip - May 27 - June 2 2008 - POP 3rd Trip: May 27 - June 2, 2012 POP Next Trip: June 5 - 11, 2014, AoA LM
Me - DD18 DSbaby
SomDayMyPrnceWillCom is offline  
Old 03-02-2009, 10:06 PM   #34
blestmom
DIS Veteran
 
blestmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,791

Quote:
Originally Posted by SomDayMyPrnceWillCom View Post
I'm glad I ran across this Trip report. I moved from deep south Mississippi to Alaska in August with DD13. I'm teaching in a bush village. I understand about not minding and enjoying the cold weather here, but I'm ready to get back down south myself. I went ahead and booked our next Disney trip for 2010, but we have to go during the summer since I teach.

I'm really enjoying this and your pictures are lovely. Looking forward to the rest of the report.
Nice to "meet" you. DH tried to get me to teach in the bush. I've had several friends do that. I hope you have a great Disney trip in 2010.
blestmom is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 02:31 PM   #35
blestmom
DIS Veteran
 
blestmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,791

Day 4: "No way…..from Wasilla? Really??" (Part 1)

Even though we’ve gotten up early the last 3 days, we get up early once again. Today is “Disney Studios.” It only took 15 minutes from the time we left the hotel to the park. We wanted to get there early to get to Toy Story Mania. We’ve never seen the opening of the park there. We follow the crowd over to Toy Story Mania. We were one of the first there, so we got to walk right on.






We loved the ride! It’s so fun to try a new ride.

Since “Princess” has been a real trouper, we decline getting fastpasses for more rides on TSM, and instead get 4 fastpasses for “Princess” to use on her own at Tower of Terror. Although I really don’t like that ride, I would be willing to go on it. But “Sweetness” and “Mr. Energy” refuse. So, we split up for an hour, and “Princess” goes on the thrill ride by herself.




In the meantime, I take “Sweetness” and”Mr. Energy” on the Great Movie Ride. “Sweetness” simply adores musicals. She is a beautiful singer, and this is her favorite ride.













We also have time to sneak in one ride of Star Tours, for “Mr. Energy’s” behalf.

After meeting back up with “Princess,” we get a late breakfast at Starring Rolls…chocolate croissants and blueberry muffins. Mmmm!





We then went to see “Indiana Jones.” I think the first five minutes are the best part of the show.







We also rode “Rock-n-Roller Coaster.” I was excited because it was my first time sitting in the very back…way cool.



After that, we just kind of meandered around and took our time exploring. We were pleased again with low crowds.



Exploring the streets of New York:









We decided since we’d been going at a pretty fast pace, we would head back to the hotel for lunch, a swim and a time to rest. Great decision.

blestmom is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 02:33 PM   #36
blestmom
DIS Veteran
 
blestmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,791

Day 4: "No way…..from Wasilla? Really??" (Part 2)


We headed back over to Disney Studios, because “Princess” was excited about a preview showing of the “American Idol” experience.









We gathered in the outdoor area, and the warm-up guy and cameraman came out to get shots of the audience. Then he announced the participants for this evening. You should have seen our jaws drop when he mentioned one of them was from Wasilla, Alaska. No way! We NEVER meet anyone from Alaska, much less from Wasilla!! Unfortunately, our guy didn’t win, although he was good. The guy who won did a really lively rendition of the song “La Bamba.” We thought it was a lot of fun, and we enjoyed it a lot.



One thing about being at Disney during the off season is that the parks close a little earlier. That was okay with us, because we were pretty tired by this time. We headed back to the hotel, had dinner and let the kids swim.



Tomorrow: “Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…!”
blestmom is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 02:39 PM   #37
Born 2B a Princess
DIS Veteran
 
Born 2B a Princess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 837

It really is a small world (LOL -- sorry, couldn't resist). I have family in Wasilla, and we moved to Georgia from Anchorage (after living there for 10 years) almost 9 years ago. Small world (don't worry, I won't sing).

I'm enjoying your trip report! I remember how desperate we always were to get OUT of Alaska during January, just to see a little sunshine and feel some warmth!
__________________
DH Me DD A (20) DD B (15)


July 2009 TR (unfinished): http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2249276
Disneyland, '83, '85, Grad Night '89
POP, Jul '07 / CBR, Jul '09 / ASMo, Oct '09 / Offsite, Nov '10
DTD hotels, Apr '11 / ASSp, Oct '11 / POP, Dec '11
CS, Sept '13
???, Jun '13
Born 2B a Princess is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 02:45 PM   #38
blestmom
DIS Veteran
 
blestmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,791

Quote:
Originally Posted by Born 2B a Princess View Post
It really is a small world (LOL -- sorry, couldn't resist). I have family in Wasilla, and we moved to Georgia from Anchorage (after living there for 10 years) almost 9 years ago. Small world (don't worry, I won't sing).

I'm enjoying your trip report! I remember how desperate we always were to get OUT of Alaska during January, just to see a little sunshine and feel some warmth!
Oh that is small world...(and I don't mind...go ahead and sing the song! ) How cool! Nice to "meet" you.
blestmom is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 03:35 PM   #39
onelilspark
DIS Veteran
 
onelilspark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 7,132



I came over to say hi! I'm enjoying your TR!
onelilspark is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 04:15 PM   #40
studentmom
DIS Veteran
 
studentmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NM
Posts: 844

Hey there, blest!
__________________
Me DH DD (13) DS (11) DD (7)
Paradise Pier at Disneyland- 3/2004
WDW ~ POFQ/Sep 2006~CBR/Sep 2007 ~ POP Crentury/Jan-Feb 2011
studentmom is offline  
Old 03-07-2009, 12:38 PM   #41
Veater
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 64

Smile Enjoying your report from another Alaska Disney fan!

We are planning our June trip and I came across your trip report. I totally relate in buying the tickets waaaaay ahead of time with mileage - we committed in Aug for our upcoming June trip. We can only squeeze out 15 days with my job but will take advantage of every minute of it. So now while the sun is shining on the new snow - I am dreaming of this summer's trip. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Veater is online now  
Old 03-07-2009, 01:23 PM   #42
kid-at-heart
DIS Veteran
 
kid-at-heart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,566

Ahhh, your photos makes me want to be in Disney, right now! Great report, great photos, beautiful kids! What type of camera did you use?
__________________
I was a hippie, now I am a middle-aged professor - oh my, how age does change a person!



kid-at-heart is offline  
Old 03-07-2009, 01:27 PM   #43
blestmom
DIS Veteran
 
blestmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,791

Thanks for the nice comments

I have a Fuji s6000. Not a DSLR, but definitely bigger than a point-and-shoot. I'm trying to learn more about photography. Disney is such a great place for photo opportunities!
blestmom is offline  
Old 03-07-2009, 03:19 PM   #44
LuvCuteBoys
Doing good is not a competition
 
LuvCuteBoys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pominville
Posts: 3,454

I L♥VE this trip report!!! I love the cold weather and think I would really enjoy living in Alaska.

You have a beautiful family!! And that includes your kitty and doggie

Can't wait to read more, so I'm subscribing. And now I'm hungry, because I'm a total chocoholic!!
__________________
LuvCuteBoys is offline  
Old 03-07-2009, 06:39 PM   #45
topdog
DIS Veteran
 
topdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West End, PA
Posts: 1,016

This is a pretty cool TR. I can't wait to hear more.

I love Alaska. I was there in 1975 briefly. Can't remember much though.
__________________
topdog is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: