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Old 03-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #16
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We're Off!

This trip report begins on Thursday, March 18. I worked half a day, and checked my girls out of school at 11:30. We grabbed some lunch-to-go and headed to my sister’s house, an hour east of us. Once at her house, we loaded her bags, moved car seats, and had a “last you for a while” potty break.

We were on the road a little before 2 p.m. and headed to Tallahassee. After a long 7 hour car ride, we arrived in Tallahassee. We found the hotel we had booked for the night and settled into our room.

Day 2---Friday, March 19

The next morning we were grabbing a quick breakfast in the hotel and we noticed a funny smell. We were sitting along a ¾ wall that separated the food area from the dining area. I went around to grab a box of cereal and noticed a man heating something up in the microwave. Then I noticed a take-out box sitting on the counter. It was from Red Lobster---That guy was warming up his seafood from the previous night. GROSS---he was stinking up the entire lobby!

We had set a goal of leaving by 9 the next morning, but didn’t quite make it. I think we left around 9:15.

We arrived at POR around 1:30 p.m. I had done online check-in a few days before, so there was no wait. I was told that our room was in building 15 (which is good, --I’d requested that or 18), but that it was not ready. I gave the CM my cell number and she told me I would get a text when it was ready. I got back to my van, and as soon as I sat down, I got the text telling me that the room was ready. So, we headed over to the room to unload our luggage. We were in the Alligator Bayou section, room 1513.



It was a little past two o’clock. We decided to head over to Magic Kingdom.



We had the unfortunate timing of walking in just as the afternoon parade finished. YIKES!! We made our way SLOWLY down Main Street.



As we walked, we got closer to this beautiful sight:



Continued ......

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Old 03-27-2010, 11:07 AM   #22
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Magic Kingdom 3/19

We went straight to Fantasy Land and it was a madhouse! The line for Small World was weaving all around even outside the street! We managed to see Mickey’s Philharmagic, and ride IASW, Peter Pan, and Pooh.

Here are the kids in line for Peter Pan-



After a looonnggg line, ready to ride IASW-




We caught the Haunted Mansion at a good time; wait time was about 10 minutes.





We went over to Adventure Land to ride Pirates, but it was broken! I’ve never seen this ride shut down in my nine trips. So we headed over to the Jungle Boat Cruise.



Now, I’m not a fan of this ride, but it was pretty crowded, and I thought Meg might like it. The stand-by time posted was 30 minutes, so we decided to jump in line. OH MY GOODNESS! The line went on forever and forever and forever! At one point, my sister commented that we’d been in line since yesterday, and the lady beside us, said, “Really?” Then the lady said, “Well, maybe it will be worth it.” We didn’t have the heart to tell her that “NO, IT WON”T BE!”

It was time to grab some dinner at Cosmic Rays---the first of too many burgers and fries.

Then we headed out to watch “Wishes.”





I have to admit that it’s almost easier to get pictures of “Wishes” with my point-and-shoot, than with this DSLR. Kevin could probably do better than me, since he was a photo. Major in college---He knows all about that aperture stuff. It’s all Greek to me, so I have to shoot on auto mode most of the time.

Magic Kingdom had been scheduled to close at 11, with a Spectro at 9 and 11, but it was announced that it would be staying open an additional hour. We grabbed a bench right in front of Liberty Tavern, to watch the 11 o’clock Spectro parade. I tried not to take so many pictures of Spectro, because I have must have hundreds from previous trips.










After the parade ended, we decided to head back to the resort.



We needed to get showers, unpack and get to sleep…….Well, we hoped to get to sleep, but somebody in our group had different ideas…………..
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Hi Sara! I think I've seen you around on other PTRs I'm subscribed to. I popped over to your current one and remember that I've read parts of it---not sure if I ever commented though.

I have a 13, almost 14 year old daughter too, who like you, has been to DisneyWorld nine times!

Glad you're here. I know you must be getting excited for your trip. It's getting very close!
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Great start to your trip IASW, Peter Pan, Pooh, Jungle Boat, Mickey's Philharmagic, and Jungle Boat Cruise all in one afternoon. Then wishes and light parade that night with great pictures. You got a lot accomplished for an afternoon arrival.
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Glad you're here. I know you must be getting excited for your trip. It's getting very close!
That's so cool that your daughter and I are almost the same age and have been the same number of times!

I am very excited for my next trip(:

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Ok the Red Lobster for breakfast is just disgusting!

I love that y'all hit the ground running straight to MK. I guess those were maybe Spring Break lines at IASW? I can't believe POTC was closed either. I hope you got to go later in the trip.

Hmmm... I wonder who has other plans?
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OH NO YOU DIDN'T . Not a cliff hanger . I'm loving the report so far and your pictures are great. I hope I can get some that good when we are there. If you shot those in auto mode then that is the setting I'm going to use .
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Yay you started and with an update too! I'm impressed!
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All caught up and loving it! Can't wait to see who your night owl was! We sure had some crowds when we were there, can't wait to see if the parks stayed that way for you or left with us...
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First of all, your pics are awesome, even if it was done in auto mode.

Second, it sounds like such a wonderful day. I remember getting that text last year. I get all excited knowing that my room is ready. I'm hoping to get the boys on the Haunted Mansion this year. They get freaked out by the title. I keep telling them that Mickey makes everything fun and safe, but they haven't gone for it yet.

So, who is the mystery guest causing the problems?
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