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Old 05-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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After An Entire Year Of Planning We Winged It! May '10 with 1477 pics 3/26/11 update

Hello and welcome to our first trip report of our first trip to Disney World! We got back last week so it's about time we got our TR going.



So now you know what we look like! Here's a little more detail.

Traci and I live in Indiana, USA with our 3 kids Brooklyn (5), Paris (turned 4 during the trip) and Max (almost 2).

Traci and I (Adam) will jointly be writing this trip report but most posts will probably be in this name (adamsup) but be sure to watch out for Traci's posts (tracisup).

OK, some quick info about this trip:

- this is our first trip to Disney World
- we stayed at the Contemporary Resort
- 7 nights 8 days from 5/8/10 to 5/15/10
- we booked the DXDP with lots of character meals
- we celebrated Paris' birthday during our trip (May 14)
- we took 1477 pics

Looking forward to sharing our trip with you and reliving our experience in minute detail! We had such a great time and can't wait to go back



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Old 05-23-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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Table of Contents

Introductions - here
Pre-Trippie - here
Day before our vacation - here

Day 1 - 5/8/10

1. Surprising the kids, flights, Magical Express - here
2. Check in, 1st monorail ride, did we make it to our Crystal Palace ADR - here
3. Lunch at Crystal Palace - here
4. Our room, dinner at 1900 Park Fare - here
5. California Grill Observation Deck - here

Day 2 - 5/9/10 - Mother's Day

1. Timechange? What timechange! Brunch at Chef Mickey's - here
2. Mother's Day Gift - here
3. KTTW Card Mix-up - here
4. Magic Kingdom - here
5. Lunch at Kona Cafe - here
6. Photo Pass Pictures - here
7. Dinner and Wishes at California Grill with a little Pixie Dust of our own - here

Day 3 - 5/10/10

1. Change of plans - no Hollywood Studios or Hollywood and Vine - Magic Kingdom instead! - here
2. Photo Pass Pictures - here
3. Adventureland, Dole Whips and lunch at The Wave - here
4. Dinner at 'Ohana - here

Day 4 - 5/11/10

1. Breakfast at Akershus - here
2. EPCOT Futureworld - here
3. Let's skip Coral Reef and eat poolside at The Sandbar instead! - here
4. Whispering Canyon for dinner - here

Day 5 - 5/12/10

1. Contempo Cafe for breakfast, EPCOT - here
2. Lunch at Coral Reef and an unexpected ferry ride - here
3. Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner & Wishes - here

Day 6 - 5/13/10

1. Magic Kingdom and beach - here
2. 'Ohana for dinner - here

Day 7 - 5/14/10 - Paris' 4th Birthday!

1. Surprise call from Goofy
2. Magic Kingdom
3. Cinderella's Royal Table for lunch
4. Princess Slipper

Day 8 - 5/15/10 - Home Today

1. Arcade, lunch at Kona Cafe, Magical Express and flight home




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Old 05-23-2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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We had such a blast! I can't wait to relive every minute through this trip report.
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OK, I'll jump in. Love 1st trippie magic and 1477 pics, how can one lose!!!!!

Ready for more.
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I love reading about first trips! I bet you had a great time!!
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
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Can't wait to read the rest!
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:20 PM   #7
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OK, I'll jump in. Love 1st trippie magic and 1477 pics, how can one lose!!!!!

Ready for more.
Thanks for jumping in. Lots of magic, and a few hiccups along the way too! Just what you'd expect from us first timers!

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Welcome aboard. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as we will writing it!
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Joining in! Sounds like you had a great trip!
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Ok im here too cant wait to see all the pics It takes me back to when we were there
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I am so excited to read this we will be taking our 1st trip in 2 wks!
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Joining in! Sounds like you had a great trip!
We had the most amazing time!

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I like trip reports that have lots of pics so you can really see the experience!

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I'm in! DW and I are taking her family and our daugther to Disney for their first time in December. I like reading trip reports, especially ones with a lot of pictures because they're a way to relive the magic when we're not there!
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #15
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Day before our vacation

Sorry about the delay getting this show on the road!

5/7/10 (day before our vacation)

Traci and I took the day off the day before our vacation to do some last minute organizing and packing. Took the kids to their grandparents so we had the whole day uninterrupted

Here's the final product of our hard work!



The 4 bags at the back will be checked. The two in front of the checked bags are Traci and I's carry-ons and the two at the very front are the girls carry-ons. Paris loves Piglet and Brooklyn is all about her dollies. Brooklyn and Paris were very specific that they wanted their toys to be able to breathe - hence their heads poking out of the bags!

For the last week I have been scrutinizing my weather app to see what our weather's gonna be like during our trip. Here's what I saw:



Weather's looking great!


(The girls have asked to be surprised so they have no idea at this point that we leave tomorrow. They got the idea after we watched some YouTube vids of mums and dads surprising their kids! It was about a month ago that we stopped telling them how long til Disney).

Next up... SURPRISE!!!! We're going to Disney World right now!!

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