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Old 05-07-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Yes, I AM the Upgrade Queen! 8/1 MK Parade

It's true..... If you've read my previous reports you know that I have a lucky streak, and it's happened again!

Just got back from another weekend in the World! We live in Jacksonville, just 2 1/2 hrs from WDW and we make the most of it.

This time, I didn't even need to drag my DH kicking and screaming. In fact, HE wanted to leave earlier than we actually did! Someone fess up - who's pumping the pixie dust into his office???

He was excited to check out our latest resort - Animal Kingdom Lodge. We try to stay at a different resort each trip, and this one was a bit intriguing for us. And because of that, this trip was done totally different than others.

Here we are.



Me. Kara. 42. Being advised to enroll in a Disney 12-step program.

DH. Jeff. 39. Never lets me forget he's younger. Loves Disney when we're there, but outta sight, outta mind. So I make it a point to get him there for a weekend about every other month.

DD. Ally. 8. Going on 18. Loves Disney like her mama. Also knows she is spoiled rotten at WDW so she never turns down a trip.

Jeff fears that we will get "bored" if we go to WDW too often. Well, he also FEARS Dinosaur, but that's in my LAST Trip Report. Anywho....

Somehow, each time we "do" Disney, we do it right. And we don't overdo it or redo it. It's always different. Somehow, the magic remains trip after trip. And this trip we were lucky enough to experience a new resort, and new experiences on old attractions. Stick with me and I'll do my best to take you on a humorous trip with my family. Our trips are anything but dull...... especially when you're with "that guy" from Monsters Inc. Oh, did I give away too much?

Up next, the incredible AKL and the first major upgrade!
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The McSparklesons are BACK! And they are CRUISIN! March, 2011
DISmoms Round Two: Don't Axe, Don't Tell May 2010 - A joint TR with my fellow DISmoms!
On the 1st Day of Christmas, Walt Disney Gave to Me...... December 2009; Belly Up at the Dolphin September, 2009 ,
Yes, I AM the Upgrade Queen May, 2009, DISmoms Gone WILD!!!! , May, 2009
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5/2012 DCL Dream (DISmoms 4) 3/2012 DCL Magic Western Caribbean 12/2011 BWV (Mom/Dad's 50th Anniversary) 5/2011 BWV (DISmoms Gone Wild III) DCL Magic Eastern Caribbean (First family cruise!) 5/2010 BCV (DISmoms Gone Wild Part II) 4/2010 CSR (Mother/Daughter Trip12/2009 VWL (Family Christmas Trip) 9/2009 Dolphin (Mother/Daughter Trip) 8/2009 ASSP (Mothers/Daughters Trip with Neighbors) 5/2009 AKL (DISmoms Gone Wild Trip), 5/2009 AKL (Family Trip), 3/2009 CSR (Mother/Daughter Weekend), 11/2008 CSR (Mother/Daugter Trip), 9/2008 Yacht Club (Anniversary Trip), 5/2008 POP (Grand Gathering),3/2008 POR (P&PP), 5/2006 POP (Family Trip), 5/2000 CSR (Business), 5/1998 BWI (Honeymoon), Multiple offsite adventures!

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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Sounds great, I can't wait to read more!
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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Yay, I am glad I got to jump in early. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:07 PM   #5
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Already I've LOL'd 10 times!!! From just one post!!! You ARE the queen of upgrades- but you are also the Queen of Funny! Post some pictures already!!!!!!!!! I need to get psyched!!!!!!
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:11 PM   #6
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Sounds great, I can't wait to read more!
Stay tuned and buckle up!

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Early? You almost beat ME here!

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You can HEAR me? You need to talk to a dr I think....

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Already I've LOL'd 10 times!!! From just one post!!! You ARE the queen of upgrades- but you are also the Queen of Funny! Post some pictures already!!!!!!!!! I need to get psyched!!!!!!
What are you talking about??? 10 times? You need to get out more often.... oh wait, you ARE out more - Disney, HHI, St John, OBX, DCL..... shall I go on???
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Magic, Memories and.... MCSPARKLESONS! A Christmas Grand Gathering
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The McSparklesons are BACK! And they are CRUISIN! March, 2011
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On the 1st Day of Christmas, Walt Disney Gave to Me...... December 2009; Belly Up at the Dolphin September, 2009 ,
Yes, I AM the Upgrade Queen May, 2009, DISmoms Gone WILD!!!! , May, 2009
A Joint TR with "podsnel" and "Camster0307"

Upgrades, Underwear, and Upside Down Fun - a TR full of "new" adventures! , March, 2009
5/2012 DCL Dream (DISmoms 4) 3/2012 DCL Magic Western Caribbean 12/2011 BWV (Mom/Dad's 50th Anniversary) 5/2011 BWV (DISmoms Gone Wild III) DCL Magic Eastern Caribbean (First family cruise!) 5/2010 BCV (DISmoms Gone Wild Part II) 4/2010 CSR (Mother/Daughter Trip12/2009 VWL (Family Christmas Trip) 9/2009 Dolphin (Mother/Daughter Trip) 8/2009 ASSP (Mothers/Daughters Trip with Neighbors) 5/2009 AKL (DISmoms Gone Wild Trip), 5/2009 AKL (Family Trip), 3/2009 CSR (Mother/Daughter Weekend), 11/2008 CSR (Mother/Daugter Trip), 9/2008 Yacht Club (Anniversary Trip), 5/2008 POP (Grand Gathering),3/2008 POR (P&PP), 5/2006 POP (Family Trip), 5/2000 CSR (Business), 5/1998 BWI (Honeymoon), Multiple offsite adventures!
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I'm in. Can't wait to read more. I am from Panama City Fl. Nice to have another Floridaian.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:21 PM   #8
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My dd lived just north of Jacksonville for 6 months in GLYNNIS.
She had fun times in Jacksonville.
I wish I would have met you or gotten to know you, you seem like the type that would of checked up on my dd for me.

Looking forward to your report.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #9
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Well, "Howdy Neighbor!" We're in St. Johns County. Nothing better than heading down to Disney for the weekend. Aren't we lucky? (Even without the upgrades.) I can't wait to hear your report!!!
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:58 PM   #10
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Ooooooo UPGRADES! Are they magical?!
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:17 PM   #11
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More upgrades?! You're so darn lucky! I can't wait to read more.
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of course on board for this one too. Can't wait to hear about the upgrades, BSIL and your crazy DIS friends....
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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Another trip report from Kara! I get to live vicariously through you till we go in Sept. I've always wanted to stay at AKL, but couldn't afford it especially since we added DS's girlfriend to our Sept trip, what fun!

I can't wait to read about your latest upgrade.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:45 PM   #14
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Yeah!! I get in on this one BEFORE it's finished

Girl, I want your mojo when we finally get to go back next year Disney did give us a night of the dining plan last time....so it could work again!!
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I can't wait to read about your latest fun trip and upgrade.

Great this time I made the first page.
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