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Old 05-04-2010, 03:16 PM   #16
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Day 2 (on the road)

Saturday started with a quick continental breakfast at the hotel. We had a very uneventful ride in and made really good time. We were scheduled to arrive around 12:38 pm according to the GPS.

My mom had called around 11:45 to see if we were stopping for lunch; but, since we were going in the back way they did not have any fast food places, we had decided we would just wait to eat at POP when we arrived.

Around 12:15 this was is what we saw from our front window


Ashton actually started clapping he was so excited!


about ten minutes later we found this:


would our rooms be ready and where did we end up?!?
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #17
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Our room and location

Now, before my parents had decided to join us I had requested our rooms have a lake view. Once they decided to join us we decided we needed to be close to transportation. Now, the weekend before we were to arrive Danny had a "fit" when he found out we were going to have two doubles in our room. So, I placed a call to POP directly (I was transferred to the front desk)...the CM told me our rooms had been assigned and all three were together, close to transportation on the first floor and all three were dbl beds...So, I asked (begged) very very nicely to have two rooms with Kings and one w/2 dbls. She told me that we would probably end up in different buildings...I told her it did not matter as long as we had one close to transportation and a king for my parents and a king for us.

So, what did we end up with and were they ready when we arrived?!?

All three rooms were ready
we were on the fourth floor of the 50's bldg and all three rooms were together...did we get what we requested?!?

YES! My parents had a king, we had a king, w/an adjoining room w/2dbls for the kids
our room (our room appeared to be set up for a cot--we could have easlily accomadated a queen size air mattress on the floor and still have room to walk and open the door[we tried it;we had brought one with us in case Dayne and Luke were uncomfortable in a dlb bed]--I was told I would need to rent a cot for Ashton but they did not bring it up at check in).

Ashton was so excited to be home at Disney (he would always ask to go home, when he was tired...when we asked if he wanted to go back to LA, he would say to my Mickey house)

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up next how we spent our first day in WDW since we did not have a ticket for this day?!?
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:58 PM   #18
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Seeing the beautiful Walt Disney World entranceway is one of the best sights ever!

I'm so glad that your requests were granted and you got all three rooms just as you wanted. Poor Gwendolyn looks so tired and Ashton looks full of energy bouncing around in the room.
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I'm in!
Did ya'll like POP?? We will be staying there for the first time this July.

Yay for your rooms being ready and what you wanted!
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:46 PM   #21
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WooHoo!!! You started, all right!! So glad you got all your requests!!! Ashton looked super excited to be pulling up to Disney!!

Can't wait to hear about you guys did on this first day!
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Yay, for arriving to Disney! Horray, for getting what you requested. Did any of you get a refurbished room? Also, would you recommend POP? I'm thinking of booking it for a summer trip!
Ashton looks so happy to be back at Disney. He is such a cutie! You're going to have a tough time keeping him away from girls when he gets older!!
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Accck page 2. You are so popular Great start so far!
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:32 PM   #25
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Recap of Day 1 travel...forgot to share...

Sorry, I wanted to share some pictures of Ashton at the Pensacola rest stop...(I had shared a photo in this same spot last year.

We always stop at the FL rest stop for orange/grapefruit juice and all my brochures to read along the way

This year we had a little accident, Ashton was running and getting out some of his pent up energy...Gwendolyn and Joe were egging him on. I called him to walk with me to the restroom...he comes running out of no where and before I could catch him he ran "smack" into the left door as a man (who was on his cell phone and never once looked before opening the door ) he had a wonderful blue, gash, and lump in the middle of his forehead(you could tell it hurt--he couldn't even cry or open his eyes he just held his head in the crook of my neck)...I really felt he had a mild concussion but he did not complain and I made sure he stayed awake for the next three hours.



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Old 05-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #26
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I'm so glad that your requests were granted and you got all three rooms just as you wanted. Poor Gwendolyn looks so tired and Ashton looks full of energy bouncing around in the room.
Gwendolyn is always tired (she slept just about the entire ride there and back)...Ashton was ready to use up all that energy he had been holding in!
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Did ya'll like POP?? We will be staying there for the first time this July.

Yay for your rooms being ready and what you wanted!
yes, we liked the POP, better than the ASSp if for anything the bus system (although it had its problems too! more to come about that)...

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WooHoo!!! You started, all right!! So glad you got all your requests!!! Ashton looked super excited to be pulling up to Disney!!

Can't wait to hear about you guys did on this first day!
We were happy with our room location we were right by the lobby; so, my parents would walk through the lobby to the food court and busses.
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Yay, for arriving to Disney! Horray, for getting what you requested. Did any of you get a refurbished room? Also, would you recommend POP? I'm thinking of booking it for a summer trip!
Ashton looks so happy to be back at Disney. He is such a cutie! You're going to have a tough time keeping him away from girls when he gets older!!
I don't think our rooms had been refurb'd our bed seemed to be a little worn but not bad or uncomfortable.

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Hey Connie! I am here!!!! Great start I love that Ashton called your hotel "his Mickey House!" that was so cute. I cant wait to hear more!!
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Great start Connie! Can't wait to see how the trip unfolds!

Poor Ashton! I hope his eye healed fast and he wasn't black, blue & yellow for all of the pictures!
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:31 PM   #29
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I'm here Connie!!! Great start!! And YAY for getting the rooms/beds that you wanted!! I'm assuming you had MUCH better weather than last year?! I'm hoping the same for us!!
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YAY! So amazing that all 3 of your rooms were ready!! That is pretty much unheard of!

I am so sad that Ashton had such a shakey start. Glad he was ok, though

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