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Old 08-09-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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A Family Of Four's 10th Trip To WDW [lots of pics!];; COMPLETED.

Hi everyone! This is my first TR!
we just came back from Florida today [august 9], but we left WDW on August 5. we had the counter/quick serve dining plan and we stayed at the WL.

We were in Disney for one week. 7/29 - 8/5.
This is what we did for a week day by day;
7/29; arrive, check-in at WL, head to EPCOT
7/30; go to MK for EMH rope drop & MK again at night
7/31; DHS for EMH rope drop & MK at night
8/1; AK for EMH rope drop & EPCOT at night
8/2; MK, resort hopping, & MK again
8/3; EPCOT & DTD at night
8/4; DHS in morning then MK in afternoon & MK at night again
8/5; leave WDW. :[
Iíll start off the TR with some introductions!
First, hereís me, I'm Celeste and Iím 15 years old. :]

About Me;
Favorite Disney Movies; Beauty & The Beast, Toy Story, Lady & The Tramp
Favorite Disney Character; Belle
Favorite Ride; Space Mountain, Soariní, & Toy Story Mania

Next is my DSis, Tina. Sheís 18 years old.

About DSis;
Favorite Disney Movies; Wall-E & The Little Mermaid
Favorite Disney Character; Ariel
Favorite Ride; Expedition Everest, Space Mountain, & Toy Story Mania

Next and last is my DMom and my DDad;

About DMom;
Favorite Disney Movies; Lady & The Tramp
Favorite Disney Character; Minnie
Favorite Ride; Soariní, Test Track, & Toy Story Mania

About DDad;
Favorite Disney Movies; Pirates of the Caribbean & The Jungle Book
Favorite Disney Character; Mickey
Favorite Ride; Big Thunder Mountain, Goofyís Barnstormer [in the first row!], & Test Track

Thatís all Iíll post for now. Iíll actually start the first day probably tomorrow. And it will probably get a lot more exciting!

Up Next: The plane ride & arriving at WDW!

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Can't wait to read your TR! Where is the pic taken with your Dmom and Ddad? I see the Contemporary in the background.
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thanks everyone!

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Can't wait to read your TR! Where is the pic taken with your Dmom and Ddad? I see the Contemporary in the background.
it's taken on the boat from MK to WL.
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Plane Ride, Arriving & EPCOT

So we flew out from MacArthur airport on Long Island NY. Our flight was at 6:15 AM on July 29. we left our house at around 4:30. We arrived at the airport at about 5:15. The airport is small so we made it through security very quickly. I don’t have any pics from the plane so we’ll skip to the drive to WDW.
We landed I think at about 8:45 AM. We got our luggage and our rental car and were on our way to Disney World!!!
Here are some pics my DMom took in the car:
This is me reading directions for my DDad

This is my DSis very excited for WDW

And this is my DDad driving

pretty soon we were driving under the magical WDW arch!!!

yay! We arrived!!
We were staying at the WL so we followed the signs for MK resorts. And before we knew it we were driving under another arch.

so my DDad and my DSis dropped the luggage off and stuff while me and DMom went to check in. here are pictures I took while we were checking in.

I love the WL!
So our room wasn’t ready because it was only 10:15 AM. so we looked around the WL’s store.

after looking around a bit we decided to go catch a bus to EPCOT. It was there when we got to the bus stop.

after taking a loooong detour the bus driver decided to make a stop at Fort Wilderness. So, what seemed like, 1,000 people got on the bus, but luckily we had a seat. We finally arrived at EPCOT at around 10:50 AM.
We were all practically starving from the long plane ride. So, we went to Sunshine Seasons for lunch! It was delicious!

here are some pics of the food we ate! Me, DMom, & DSis got the Asian and my DDad got I think the grill section.
This is mine. It’s sweet chicken, lo mein and broccoli. And Asian chocolate cake for dessert. It was the BEST chocolate cake I ever had!

my DMom and DSis got the same thing so I just have one pic for them.
It’s the sweet chicken, lo mein, and assorted vegetables. And the strawberry shortcake for dessert.

my DDad got the salmon, rice pilaf, and carrots. I don’t remember what he had for dessert because I don’t have a pic of his dessert.

After we finished eating lunch we got some fastpasses for Soarin’! then we went on Living With The Land.

Then me, DSis, and DMom went on Test Track! My DDad didn’t go on with us this time around. We went on the single rider line which said the wait was 40 minutes. It was definitely NOT 40 minutes. We walked right on! And even though we were on single rider me & DSis got to sit next to each other. My DMom was in the car behind us. After that I believe we went on Spaceship Earth. We haven’t ridden since it renovations. I love the new picture part. It was so much fun! I don’t have any pics of it this time around but on the 2nd EPCOT day I have pics from Me and DMom’s future. This time I sat with my DDad.
After Spaceship Earth, we went to Guest Relations. Exciting, right? My DSis need to pick up her “I’m Celebrating” button. She got one for Graduation. My DParents also got one for their 20th Anniversary, even though it isn’t until September.

So after that I think we waited out their while my DDad went to get a water bottle or something. Here are some pics of us waiting.
DMom & DSis

Me & DSis

It was getting pretty hot so we decided to cool off by going to Club Cool!

here is DSis and some of DMom inside:

the types of sodas in Club Cool:

After that, we were rejuvenated! So we grabbed a map and tried to figure out where The Universe of Energy was.
My DFamily trying to find the best route:

Yay! We found it.

I really liked Ellen’s Energy Adventure or whatever it was called. It was good. We’ve never done it before, either.
I snapped this picture on our way out!

okay that’s all I’ll do for now.
Up Next: The World Showcase & some character meetings!

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That Chocolate cake at Sunshine Seasons looks mmmmmmmmm! That's a definite on our trip!
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The World Showcase & Character Meetings!

So, I left off when we were going to the World Showcase. We started in Canada and made our way through the countries. I donít really remember too many details from this because we went kinda quickly through the countries because we were coming back another day and we were all tired.
In some country along the way we took this picture:

and this one:

hereís me in the UK!

on the bridge from I think UK to France DMom took this of me & DSis:

and when we got to France I took this of DParents:

every time we go to France we always look at Belleís library thing and in there we saw Sleeping Beauty!
Me & Sleeping Beauty:

DSis & Sleeping Beauty:

Iíve been looking at pics of the France bakery and have wanted to eat there really badly. So, thatís where we went next!

I got a Napoleon! It was yummy & huge!

my DDad got a ham & cheese croissant. He took a bite before I could get a pic!

me eating my Napoleon:

hereís a pic my DMom took of us. DDad was still chewing but she took the pic anyway.

next up was Japan!

I donít really know if thereís countries in between, but when we reached Italy, DSis got some gelato. It was pistachio flavored.

on our way out of one of the countries DMom took this of me.

next was China!
Me & some pandas.

DSis & a giraffe.

then we went to Norway. I believe we rode the Maelstrom. I find the trolls in this ride terrifying! I cover my eyes in that part. Theyíre not even really that scary, but I donít like them.
By then we were hungry. Me, DMom, & DSis ate in Mexico. DDad was still full from the croissant.

I was looking at the menu for Mexico on allears.net and was really excited about eating here. When got there it was not the same menu. I donít remember exactly what I got but I didnít really like it. It was very spicy, but I still managed to eat it.
Hereís mine. DSis got the same thing.

Hereís DMomís. I donít remember what it is though. Sorry.

We got churros for dessert.
Me & my churro:

DSis & her churro: [it looks like the plant is growing out of her head, lol]

as we were making our way to the Mexico store we saw Mexican Donald! I wanted to meet him on this trip and we did!
Me & Mexican Donald

DSis didnít want a pic with him so she went to the Mexico store with DDad while me & DMom waited to meet Donald.

continued in next post because of amount of pics.
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World Showcase & Character Meetings [cont.]

I took these pics when we went into the Mexico store:

by now we were tired since weíve been up since 4:30, so we used our Soarin' fast passes and headed back to the WL. Our room was ready so we could go right to it.
We were on the 4th floor. Room 4006.
When we got into the room, this was on the bed!

Thatís all for now! Iíll update again tomorrow!
Up Next: EMH rope drop at Magic Kingdom!!!

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Day 2 - MK EMH Rope Drop!

Day 2 - MK EMH Rope Drop!

So now weíre at Day 2. MK day! Magic Kingdom is my favorite park.
It was extra magic hours in the morning this day, so the park opened at 8 AM! So we woke up around 6:15 AM and got ready and we were eating breakfast at Roaring Fork at 7:00 AM. I think I had cereal and some sort of fruit for breakfast.
After breakfast we headed to the boat dock at around 7:30. I love the boat ride to MK in the morning!
Here are some pics either me or DMom took from the boat:

when we got there we had to wait for the park to open. So after we went through the bag check and ticket thing we found a spot close to the front.
And this picture was taken of me & DSis:

pretty soon they were throwing pixie dust and the park opened!
Here are a couple of pictures I took when we were walking in:

the castle!

so whenever we get to MK at rope drop we always go right to Big Thunder Mountain because thereís never a wait and we get to ride it over and over. So as we were making our way through Frontierland we saw Frontierland Donald!
Here is me & Donald:

DSis & Donald:

after our meeting with Donald we were back on track to Big Thunder Mountain. My DSis decided she was going to Splash Mountain while we rode Big Thunder Mountain. So as weíre walking through we see another Frontierland character! This time it was Frontierland Goofy!
Hereís me & Goofy!

DSis was already on her way to Splash Mountain so she didnít get a pic with him.
So now once again we were back on track to Big Thunder Mountain.

so me, DMom, & DDad rode Big Thunder Mountain twice. Then DSis came off of Splash Mountain and we rode again with her.
After Big Thunder Mountain, DSis & DDad went to ride Pirates Of The Caribbean and me & DMom went to the Country Bear Jamboree! This is my first time seeing this so I was excited!

there was literally seven of us in the theater. Hereís the very empty waiting room:

and hereís a picture from the show:

it was very empty this day. Look at how it was when we came out from the Jamboree!:

after that all of us went to Fantasy Land. And we rode Itís A Small World. I love this ride! I know a lot of people think it is the most annoying ride in the world, but I like it.
Itís the happiest cruise that ever sailed!

here are a few other pics I took during the ride:

my favorite room on the ride:

next, we went to other Fantasy Land rides. I think we did Peter Pan, Winnie The Pooh, & Snow White. My pictures never come out on those rides so I didnít bother taking any.
The sign for Peter Pan:

After that, we decided to head over to Tomorrowland. We got some fast passes for Buzz Lightyear. They werenít until about an hour later, so we decided to go on the Carousel of Progress. Weíve never done this before. On our way there we saw Buzz Lightyear. So, of course, we waited on line to meet him since Toy Story is one of my favorite movies!
Me & DSis on line to meet him:

Me & Buzz

DSis & Buzz

After the Carousel of Progress, we used our Buzz fast passes. Iím so bad at that ride. Iím always a Star Cadet or something. I donít really know what Iím doing in there, so maybe thatís why.
Next, we went on the Indy Speedway. I rode with DMom and DSis went by herself and so did DDad. I donít like going by myself because I get confused at the end when theyíre telling you which lane to go to, lol.
We were getting hungry so we went to Cosmic Rays in Tomorrowland for lunch. I got a hotdog. Sorry, no pictures.

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Day 2 - MK EMH Rope Drop! - cont.

Next up was Toontown! I love Toontown.

Minnie’s House:

Toontown store:

then we decided to take the train from Toontown to Main Street.
Train Station:

here are some pictures from the train:

The Contemporary from the train:

then we arrived at the Main Street Station. I took these next four pictures on top of the train station:


next, we looked around the Main Street shops and stuff. These shops are my favorite shops in Disney World. They have everything in them!
Next we made a stop at the Main Street Bakery! I’ve been wanting to try one of those ice cream cookie sandwiches. I couldn’t believe how big they were!
Here’s mine with M&M cookies:

DSis’ with sugar cookies:
DMom’s with chocolate chip cookies:

DDad had some of everyone’s since they were so big.
Then we decided to catch a boat back the WL. We must have just missed one because we were first in line and waited awhile.
Me & DSis waiting:

yay! Here comes our boat!

a picture from the boat of a monorail:

and we’re back at the WL!

that’s all I post for now.
Up Next: Wolfgang Puck, MK at night & meeting the princesses!

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I wanted to send a quick hello from a fellow LIer!! Loving your TR so far!!
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I'm getting some great ideas for our trip! Love your TR!
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