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Old 02-05-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Mommy and Me Safari - A Magical Trip for Two -*Update 03/13 - Dreams and Celebrations

Welcome! Jambo!

Who we are…
Mommy (Me) – trip planner and certified Disney OCD. I am 30 something, work full time in the corporate world, love all things Disney, Wishes makes me weep, Favorite park is Magic Kingdom, Favorite Character is Chip and Dale (with Chip being my preferred chipmunk).
Daughter (DD) – my only child who has been easily swayed into the love of Disney, current favorite princess is Tiana. Loves Tink, great at finding hidden mickeys(even outside of Disney World).

How this trip came to be…

January 2009 ….One evening in Epcot as we ran to our ADR at Garden Grill my daughter asked “When can we go to Disney just you and me mommy?” For the remainder of the trip she continued to ask, and she wanted photos of just her and I, rather than the whole family. So the January 2009 trip planted the seed for a Mommy and Me vacation.

Upon return from that trip I had priced out a few options, one was for March 2009 (I had received a PIN) as well as during free dining in the fall. I even made a reservation and cancelled. Finally I caved and made a reservation for January 2010, we were solid snowbirds having visited this time of year in 2007 and 2009. I had originally booked POP, 8 nights, 9 days park hopper and Deluxe Dining. When the 4/3 deal came out I hopped on the phone and discussed my options. We upped our vacation to Animal Kingdom Lodge Pool view room (same number of nights, same dining plan).


This trip then officially became the Mommy & Me Safari!


All the planning was done in secret! The secret would be revealed Christmas Day, my daughters wish for her “just me 'n mom trip” was going to come true!

The Who: DD and I
The Where: AKL pool view Jambo House
The When: January 23 2010 – January 31 2010
The Why: to Celebrate Mommy & Me Time


Some more background…Our trip in January 2007 was to be our once in a lifetime vacation. It was the time for DD’s first visit. I had not been to WDW since it was just MK. I really didn’t know what to expect. Well my obsession was born on that vacation, everything about WDW touched my emotions and I needed more. I fueled myself with reading all things Disney, surfing the web for all things Disney and rewatching all the Disney Classics on DVD. I really did not expect the gift that WDW became to me, and that is what I consider it… a gift. Walt Disney and his team of imagineers have created a place that is unlike any other place, and I want to absorb every piece of the magic!


Up next…
How did the Christmas Surprise play out?
Did this OCD nut leave the plans alone?
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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Christmas Surprise, Cardinal Sins, and Room Request Gamble
Arrival At MCO, ME, and AKL - What Room Did We Get?
More Photos of AKL
MK Arrival - Lunch at Tony's
Disney on Ice - Not TR Related
Dreams and Celebrations Disney Style
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I'm here ~ I'm first woohoo! Going back to read now.
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Subbing to follow along. DD and I took a Mommy and Me trip in November (and stayed at AKL!) We had a great time. She still talks about it all the time.
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Wow Shelley you are lightning fast - You're going to make the other jealous - I hope as they all rushed to be first

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Signing on for more! I love reading about other people's Disney adventures.
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Subbing to follow along. DD and I took a Mommy and Me trip in November (and stayed at AKL!) We had a great time. She still talks about it all the time.
We are definitely tired from this trip, but it was so worth it - thank you for joining !
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I'm here too!! Can't wait to hear how the surprise went!

Also - I'm jealous that you got to escape the frigidness of the Great White North for a bit!!
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Here I am!

Sorry I'm a few minutes late.

SOME people *ahem* *I'mnotnamingnames* *ahem* just have to be first.





Great start on your TR!!! Yay! Thanks for doing it!!!

We're all settling in---
I brought snacks for everyone...



Someone pass me a coke and we're all set....


Waiting on the Christmas Surprise. YAY!!!!

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Woo Hoo! You did it! Can't wait to read more.

Pass the snacks Jo...I brought us some sodas! It's been a wild day at my house so I'm going with something a little stronger if you don't mind.

Are food and drink allowed on the safari?
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Woo Hoo! You did it! Can't wait to read more.

Pass the snacks Jo...I brought us some sodas! It's been a wild day at my house so I'm going with something a little stronger if you don't mind.

Are food and drink allowed on the safari?
I'll bring the Mtn Dew and chocolates! Mtn Dew, chocolate, and Disney. . . what else could a girl ask for?!
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Kim- you're only allowed to bring in snacks if you share them with the animals. Same goes for your "soda".

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