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Old 08-03-2010, 08:29 PM   #1
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"It's Coming and it's BLUE" - A July 2010 TR - COMPLETED!!

Well, I guess itís time for me to get this party startedÖ

HELLO EVERYBODY and WELCOME to what is sure to become the greatest literary masterpiece of all-time. No joke. Future generations will be reading this trip report in their tenth grade English classes. I bet itíll even wind up on Spark Notes because its complexity will be too much for their tenth grade minds to handle. Thatís how good itís going to be.

Iím Kara. Iím 20 years old, and I am studying journalism at Ohio State. I have a major TV obsession, and if youíve read my PTR or Lia (__disneygirl)ís TR, you already know that. So Iím apologizing in advance for whatever crazy TV-related tangents we might go off on in hereÖEspecially when the Fall TV season starts. Have you heard theyíre doing a Britney Spears episode of Glee? And a Rocky Horror Picture Show themed Halloween episode? And OMG 30 Rock is going to do a LIVE episode? How freakiní awesome is that?

Besides my TV obsession, Iím also MAJORLY obsessed with Disney. Although I guess thatís kind of obvious. I doubt Iíd be here writing a trip report if I wasnít of the Disney-loving variety. I was four years old when my family took our first trip to WDW, and Iíve been hooked ever since. In fact, I think I fall even more in love with Disney with each trip. WDW is just full of so many memories that itís impossible not to get downright giddy anytime I think about it. Plus, life is so darn stressful that itís nice to know that there is one place that will always make me completely and totally happy. I mean, I could feel like poop at WDW, but Iíd still be happy because hey, Iím at WDW!

Hereís a picture of me in the Polynesian lobby. Iím not sure why I posed like something straight out of an awkward Senior picture, but I did. Iím cool like that.


As usual, my traveling companions were my family: My mom, dad, and my sister, Katie. My mom and dad are two AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL people who work ridiculously hard so that we can afford to go to Disney every summer. I mean, theyíre putting two kids through college. Itís not easy. And I love them to death for it. I seriously have the best parents ever. And I know that everyone (well, almost everyone) says that about their parents, but I will fight you all for the title of ďI Have the BEST PARENTS EVERĒ. Because I do. And this is my trip report, so what I say goes.

Katie is 18 years old, and is pretty much the best little sister I could have asked for. Sheíll be attending Ohio University in the fall, where she will be studying to become a Physical Education teacher. Sheís a super active girl and I think sheíll make a wonderful teacher. She is the familyís resident thrill seeker, and will do just about anything high, fast, and terrifying. Sheís also afraid of butterflies. Just thought Iíd throw that in there because I like to make fun of her for it. Love ya, Sis!!

Hereís a picture of the gang. I know itís kinda blurry, but itís the only picture I have of the three of them. There will be plenty more better pics to come if for whatever reason you really want to stare at high-ish quality pictures of my family, but thisíll do for now.


We were at the World from July 23rd to the 28th and stayed at my favorite hotel, THE POLYNESIAN!! I donít want to spoil the rest of my report, but here are a few teaser pics of the Poly.




Who wouldnít want to stay there? Iím already dying to go back!!!

Well, thatís all for the introduction, but I promise you that youíre in for a fun ride. We had a FANTASTIC trip and I cannot wait to share every little bit of magic with you all! So stay tuned!!

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Old 08-03-2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

July 21st and 22nd:
DAY -1 AND DAY 0: GETTING THERE

July 23rd:
PART 1: THE ARRIVAL
PART 2: WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME
PART 3: A MAGIC KINGDOM MORNING
PART 4: "ARE WE...GOING BACKWARDS?"
PART 5: FOUR HOURS IN THE GCH
PART 6: WRAPPING UP DAY ONE

July 24th:
PART 1: OUR MORNING AT EPCOT
PART 2: FUN WITH WATER AND WATERMELON
PART 3: ONE LITTLE SPARK
PART 4: BLAME CANADA
PART 5: BLLLLLUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEE 1
PART 5: BLLLLLUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEE 2
PART 6: WE'VE GATHERED HERE TONIGHT, AROUND THE FIRE

July 25th:
PART 1: STRAP ON YOUR CROCS 'CAUSE IT'S ABOUT TO GET CRAZY UP IN HERE
PART 2: TOWNSPERSON #7??? 1
PART 2: TOWNSPERSON #7??? 2
PART 3: FULL MOONS AND FRANKENSTEIN 1
PART 3: FULL MOONS AND FRANKENSTEIN 2

July 26th:
PART 1: STOP YELLING AT ME!! 1
PART 1: STOP YELLING AT ME!! 2
PART 2: OF SALADS AND SNAKE ENVY
PART 3: WHERE OUTLANDISH GIRAFFE DREAMS COME TRUE 1
PART 3: WHERE OUTLANDISH GIRAFFE DREAMS COME TRUE 2
PART 4: A GRAND OLD TIME
PART 5: HANG LOOSE, HANG TEN, HOWZIT, SHAKE A SHAKA 1
PART 5: HANG LOOSE, HANG TEN, HOWZIT, SHAKE A SHAKA 2

July 27th:
PART 1: SOBBING IN THE SHOWER 1
PART 1: SOBBING IN THE SHOWER 2
PART 2: HONORARY PRINCESS OF THE DAY
PART 3: A SPOT OF HILARI-TEA
PART 4: YEW NORK, OUTER SPACE, AND A WHOLE NEW WORLD
PART 5: ME, MY HAMMOCK, AND I 1
PART 5: ME, MY HAMMOCK, AND I 2
PART 6: I'M PRETTY SURE HIS HEAD IS FROZEN
PART 7: WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY

July 28th:
PART 1: THE FINAL MORNING
PART 2: THAT'S ALL, FOLKS 1
PART 2: THAT'S ALL, FOLKS 2

BONUS: A ONE POST PTR

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I just happened to be in the TR thread when I saw this! So glad you started, wanted to be FIRST and now I'll go back and read.
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Ahhh, Spark Notes was my life in 10th and 11th grade! I'm not sure I would have graduated HS without it

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SAY WHAT!!!?? I knew about the Rocky Horror Picture show, but 30 Rock a LIVE episode?? SUCK IT NERDS! THATS GONNA BE AWESOME!
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Ok I'm here! Going back to read
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HOLLA LET'S DO THIS

I freaked about the Rocky Horror themed episode of Glee. And the Britney ep will throw me back to my childhood, I just know it. 7 year old Ducky had a Barbie doll of Britney in her "Oops, I Did it Again" outfit. Also had an 'NSYNC Joey Fatone marionette for reasons I do not understand.
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I'm here! OMG I love those Poly teaser pictures. Amazing! Can't wait to hear more.
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KARA!!! OMG, I pretty much flipped when I saw that your TR was posted...so exciting And YAY I'm so glad that you had such an amazing trip. ♥

So, I can't WAIT for more!!! Please continue ASAP! Oh, and...I laughed because I'm terrified of butterflies too! HAHAHAH so funny. :D So yay again!
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I'm in! I keep missing 30 Rock. I didn't know about the live episode - that I have to see.
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Ahhh, Spark Notes was my life in 10th and 11th grade! I'm not sure I would have graduated HS without it

SAY WHAT!!!?? I knew about the Rocky Horror Picture show, but 30 Rock a LIVE episode?? SUCK IT NERDS! THATS GONNA BE AWESOME!
YAY FOR BEING FIRST!!!

HAHA I was the weirdo literary nerd who never really used Spark Notes (unless I absolutely couldn't find the time to read) but I will always remember all of my friends coming to school on the mornings of quizzes with HUGE packets of notes that they printed off the Spark Notes website.

And yes, a LIVE episode of 30 Rock will be amazing. I CANNOT WAIT!!

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I freaked about the Rocky Horror themed episode of Glee. And the Britney ep will throw me back to my childhood, I just know it. 7 year old Ducky had a Barbie doll of Britney in her "Oops, I Did it Again" outfit. Also had an 'NSYNC Joey Fatone marionette for reasons I do not understand.
OMG. I totally had one of the NSYNC marionettes!! Mine was JC, though, and my sister had Justin. I actually think my mom might have saved them somewhere. And Britney's "Ooops, I Did it Again" video is one of my favorite things ever. I remember watching it over and over trying to learn the dance. I'm positive that the Glee ep will bring back SO MANY MEMORIES. GAH.

AND THANKS FOR READING!!

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I'm here! OMG I love those Poly teaser pictures. Amazing! Can't wait to hear more.
YAY! THANKS FOR COMING!!

I've only been home for a little over 48 hours, but I think I've spent 47 of those hours staring at my Poly pictures wishing I was back there. *SIGH*

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KARA!!! OMG, I pretty much flipped when I saw that your TR was posted...so exciting And YAY I'm so glad that you had such an amazing trip. ♥

So, I can't WAIT for more!!! Please continue ASAP! Oh, and...I laughed because I'm terrified of butterflies too! HAHAHAH so funny. :D So yay again!
YAY, GIRL, THANKS FOR COMING!! And for being excited about my TR. Your excitement is making me even more excited to write it!!

And that's funny about the fear of butterflies. I guess it's more common than I'd thought. I mean, I'm terrified of birds so I get the whole creepy, flying creature thing, but butterflies just seem so harmless. Fears are so weird.

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THANKS FOR JOINING IN!! You absolutely MUST watch the live episode. I have a feeling it will be AMAZING.
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Ooooo GIRL. I can't even breathe i'm so excited for this ish right here. Your Poly pics caused me to scream. Why am I not there right now? I hate life.

HOW MUCH ARE YOU DYING ABOUT THE 30 ROCK LIVE EPISODE. Here's the deal. I am going to sell a kidney to get into that live taping. I don't care what I have to do. Listen, whatever is necessary is happening. When I say I do not care I mean TEST ME. Cause I don't.

As you probably know from my Twitter, Britney Spears is basically my life, reason for breathing, a goddess and angel, Queen of the World, etc. Which is why I am protective over her and I am worried about this Glee episode. For real. I don't know. I thought the Madonna episode kicked effing booty but the Gaga episode? What was with them using Poker Face for the big mother daughter song? I wanted them to use something touching. Bluffin with your muffin isn't something I'd sing to my mom. But what do I know? That's just me. THE ROCKY HORROR THING THOUGH, DON'T EVEN, LIKE, I NEED PUCK DRESSED AS DR. FRANKENFURTER AND THAT IS IT.

Oh, I must mention that I loved how you worded this: "I’m a wordy girl, living in a not-so-wordy world." I feel the same way. When I ask how your day was, what you did, etc, I expect more than just a damn "It was good", ok? I could write a book about what happened in the last 3 hours so give me SOMETHING. Everyone except us is just not competent. Sorry, world. KEEP UP WITH US!!

Anyway, YAY!!!!!!!
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Ooooo GIRL. I can't even breathe i'm so excited for this ish right here. Your Poly pics caused me to scream. Why am I not there right now? I hate life.

HOW MUCH ARE YOU DYING ABOUT THE 30 ROCK LIVE EPISODE. Here's the deal. I am going to sell a kidney to get into that live taping. I don't care what I have to do. Listen, whatever is necessary is happening. When I say I do not care I mean TEST ME. Cause I don't.

As you probably know from my Twitter, Britney Spears is basically my life, reason for breathing, a goddess and angel, Queen of the World, etc. Which is why I am protective over her and I am worried about this Glee episode. For real. I don't know. I thought the Madonna episode kicked effing booty but the Gaga episode? What was with them using Poker Face for the big mother daughter song? I wanted them to use something touching. Bluffin with your muffin isn't something I'd sing to my mom. But what do I know? That's just me. THE ROCKY HORROR THING THOUGH, DON'T EVEN, LIKE, I NEED PUCK DRESSED AS DR. FRANKENFURTER AND THAT IS IT.

Oh, I must mention that I loved how you worded this: "Iím a wordy girl, living in a not-so-wordy world." I feel the same way. When I ask how your day was, what you did, etc, I expect more than just a damn "It was good", ok? I could write a book about what happened in the last 3 hours so give me SOMETHING. Everyone except us is just not competent. Sorry, world. KEEP UP WITH US!!

Anyway, YAY!!!!!!!
OH GIRL. You ABSOLUTELY MUST go to the 30 Rock taping! MUST! Then, I can live vicariously through you.

Ugh, Theatricality. I HATED that episode. I could go on for days about everything they did wrong. Like, when I think about that episode it's just one big giant head shake. Well, except for the boys in their KISS outfits. And Rachel's pathetically adorable stuffed animal Gaga dress. And the fact that the red, plastic Gaga dress only served to make Cory Monteith even more attractive in my eyes. I am in love with that crazy Canadian man.

But yeah, you're right, the Britney ep could go either way. And let's all keep our fingers crossed that it goes the way of Madonna and not Gaga. Britney has such an awesome catalogue of music and I'd hate to see them waste it. And Puck as Dr. Frankenfurter MUST HAPPEN. I refuse to believe that it won't.

And I'm totally with you. "It was good" is never an acceptable answer. We always laugh because when we would come home from school as kids, my mom would ask my sister and I about our day. Katie would give a one word answer, but I'd sit there for hours describing everything that happened in great detail. I wouldn't leave anything out. I've been a little word nerd FOREVER.
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Yay, I'm here! I LOVE your Poly pics, can't wait to read more!!!
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I'm in!

I am also a huge Gleek! I am so excited about the Rocky Horror Picture show episode! I go to Eastern Michigan and that's the musical they are putting on this year so the episode might inspire me to try out

I can't wait to hear more about your vacation!
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