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Old 05-18-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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We "shipped" off our parents and we stayed in Disney! updated 7/18! The final chapter

Chapter List

1. Universal part 1
2. Universal part 2
3. Checking in at the wilderness lodge
4. The magic kingdom!
5. Mom checks in about the cruise!
6. Our WL room, Boma, MK at night
7. Our epcot morning, part one!
8. Epcot morning, part two!
9. The WL arcade, dinner at Kona!
10. DHS EMH
11. Blizzard beach morning and the WL pool!
12. Our afternoon off? and whispering canyon!
13. Dinner at yak and yeti/AK emh
14. Epcot morning waiting for mom and dad
15. Mom and dad return!
16. Mom and dad return!
17. We check into AKL!
18. We check into AKL! Part 2
19. AKL, Epcot for dinner
20. our last full day 1
21. our last full day 2
22. our last full day 3
23. The Final Chapter


Hello everybody! We're back from a magical walt disney world vacation!! This was a little bit different than your average trip because our parents went on a Disney Cruise (our treat!) while we stayed at disney world!! If you want to hear more about how we pulled off this awesome surprise last year, and more about the trip details in general, click here for our pre-trip report

But here's our plans to give you an idea

May 8th-10th - royal pacific resort in universal orlando
May 10th-15th - wilderness lodge while mom and dad are on the disney wonder!
May 15th-17th - animal kingdom lodge (the WL wasn't available the entire stay, mom and dad also stayed here when they came back from the wonder)

and here is the cast!


Me - nicole, planner, and trip payer
david - my brother, loves his sister for taking him to disney world, look for his comments in BLUE
mom - so excited about this vacation (so were we all!) loves BELLE, gets so excited anytime she's near! Her comments are in PINK
dad - really needed this vacation!! So excited up until the very last second and so appreciative!

Mom and dad took lots of pictures, and even met someone on the boat who "knew them!" because of this, mom wants to participate in the trip report, and since I have no idea the details of their cruise this will be a big help!!

If you are interested in seeing loads of pictures of the Wilderness Lodge, stick around! if you are interested in seeing lots of pictures of the Animal Kingdom Lodge (light fixtures, wallpaper, carpet) stick around!! If you ever wondered what life was like at the dark side (universal) stick around!! We'll start with just a brief summary of universal studios and staying at universal's royal pacific hotel, and than we'll begin our disney trip!! first chapter coming up!
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Welcome back! I'm looking forward to reading your trip report. Hope you're feeling well soon.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:08 PM   #3
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I checked in one more time before calling it a night, and here you were!

It's nice to hear that Mom and Dad are known for their connections to some Dis celebrities.

I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. I'll probably even read a little bit about 'that other place', but I'll definitely be tuned in when you get started at the Disney part.

I hope you are feeling better and getting caught up on your rest.
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Welcome back! I'm looking forward to reading your trip report. Hope you're feeling well soon.
Thanks we're starting early (or should I say late?) tonight!

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I checked in one more time before calling it a night, and here you were!

It's nice to hear that Mom and Dad are known for their connections to some Dis celebrities.

I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. I'll probably even read a little bit about 'that other place', but I'll definitely be tuned in when you get started at the Disney part.

I hope you are feeling better and getting caught up on your rest.
Glad you checked in again, hopefully you'll stick around for the brief universal bits (theres only 2-3 i promise!)
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I'm going to try and keep the universal parts pretty brief. I know there are a few out there interested in heading here one day especially when harry potter opens. I do think Universal has its own charm (no where near disney service of course!) but since loews owns the hotels, I do believe we've had some of our best experiences here! So for those who are interested, I hope you find these chapters useful, and if anyone has any questions about universal i'm sure i can answer them!

We always have a great time at universal orlando resort! We really enjoy the parks there (of course they don't measure up to disney) but david and I have had the pleasure of staying at the hard rock hotel. We love this place, you get universal front of the line pass for staying at a universal hotel, and you get treated like royalty! Well this time, we decided to try a different universal hotel (the royal pacific) and since mom and dad have never stayed on site there, it was a new experience for all! It was a beautiful hotel with a polynesian style theme:







We arrived late the first night, so our trip officially started the next day! We slept in a bit and went to grab some breakfast at the BK Whopper Bar at city walk (they have boat service from the royal pacific). This is a unique restaurant to universal (they are piloting it and may bring it elsewhere) but during the day for lunch, you can get all these different kinds of whoppers and they have a toppings bar! We had a good start and ready for the day!



We started at our favorite, islands of adventure. It is split into themed lands (like magic kingdom) but more entertainment-based. They have suess landing, the lost continent, jurassic park, toon lagoon, and marvel. Next year they will be adding the wizarding world of harry potter! A themed land just for HP!











We enjoyed the rides here david and I went on dueling dragons (david was excited to try this coaster and we had a great time) We cooled off in toon lagoon with dad and took some fun pics and headed into spiderman, a family favorite!!



This is dudley do rights ripsaw falls in Toon Lagoon (this themed lands puts you in the sunday comics!) you get absolutely soaked on the rides here. They also have popeye which is like kali river rapids but much longer and you can't escape the water here! Mom skipped dudley do right, we all went on popeye! Heres us after dudley do right!



Here we are on the jurassic park ride, another great one!





By lunch time we were finished with IOA and headed over to Universal studios, the first park and more movie-themed park. It reminds me very much of hollywood studios, it used to be a working movie studio and has a lot of movie-based attractions, mom especially loves Lucy (from i love lucy) so this was our first stop. I didn't mind because I loved the air conditioning and the constant loop of classic lucy scenes!!



Coming up we finish off our day with the rest of universal studios and dinner at a great restaurant!!

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Welcome back! I am def interested about the US stuff, I am trying to plan a trip there. Stop by my PTR when u get the chance so I can pick your brain!

When are you coming back up to NY again?
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I'm here and super excited that you have started your TR! The Royal Pacific is a very pretty hotel!
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Yippee!! A new TR, I love this.

I made first page! I'm not late to this one.

You are such a sweet and thoughtful daughter/sister to treat your family to this vacay! You go girl!

Universal Studios looks like a lot of fun. The last time we went there was in 2004, I'm sure it's changed some.

Your hotel looks beautiful.

BK Whopper sounds like a great idea!

Everyone looks like they are enjoying themselves. Even when wet!

Hi, DMom! Hi, David! Hi DDad! (I gave him a color)
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Welcome back. I went to stay at Royal Pacific a couple of years ago. Great hotel. They have great Mojito at the bar.

Can't wait to hear about the trip.
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If you are interested in seeing loads of pictures of the Wilderness Lodge, stick around![/COLOR][/SIZE]
YEAH!!!!! Can't wait to see all the WL pictures!
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I'm here. I checked last night before heading to bed and you weren't here yet. I go to bed earlier than MeMom since I'm getting up one or two times during the night to feed Isabella. Great start. We did Universal Studios a LONG time ago. Trent has talked about him and Jarvis going for a day because they have more thrill rides.
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Welcome back, LOVE the Universal pics, so excited for your report, you are off to a great start!
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im here im here, welcome back, nice to see a little bit of different things in TR, like your universal and glad it will include some stuffrom the cruise, i love reading about the cruises.

great start
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Welcome back! I am def interested about the US stuff, I am trying to plan a trip there. Stop by my PTR when u get the chance so I can pick your brain!

When are you coming back up to NY again?
I was planning on coming up there June 18th-21st, but I'm not sure if i can. It will definitely be this summer though!

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It is very pretty! I'll have more pics soon!

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Yippee!! A new TR, I love this.

I made first page! I'm not late to this one.

You are such a sweet and thoughtful daughter/sister to treat your family to this vacay! You go girl!

Universal Studios looks like a lot of fun. The last time we went there was in 2004, I'm sure it's changed some.

Your hotel looks beautiful.

BK Whopper sounds like a great idea!

Everyone looks like they are enjoying themselves. Even when wet!

Hi, DMom! Hi, David! Hi DDad! (I gave him a color)
Haha dad may pop in also, so I guess we should give him a color too!! You should check it out again, if you go in with the expectation that its nothing like disney you'll probably like it!

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Welcome back. I went to stay at Royal Pacific a couple of years ago. Great hotel. They have great Mojito at the bar.

Can't wait to hear about the trip.
Yeah we had a great experience at the RPR! Didn't get to check out the bar (werent there long enough)

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I'm here. I checked last night before heading to bed and you weren't here yet. I go to bed earlier than MeMom since I'm getting up one or two times during the night to feed Isabella. Great start. We did Universal Studios a LONG time ago. Trent has talked about him and Jarvis going for a day because they have more thrill rides.
They should go to Islands of Adventure if they decide to go. Are you dising while feeding Bella?? Thats what I would do!

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Welcome back, LOVE the Universal pics, so excited for your report, you are off to a great start!
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Thanks, i know you guys were interested in Universal so stay tuned for some more (albeit brief) pics/details from universal!

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im here im here, welcome back, nice to see a little bit of different things in TR, like your universal and glad it will include some stuffrom the cruise, i love reading about the cruises.

great start
Oh my dad has all the pics from the cruise and there are lots!

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