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Old 07-04-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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TimandLesley's When the Boat's a Rockin' Don't .... Trip of a Lifetime TR 2/4/1 pg.33

Welcome to Timandlesley’s (and Luke and Lauren’s) Trip of a Lifetime! For those of you who have followed us year after year now during our trips, this one is honestly the BEST ONE YET, if you can believe that! For those of you who are new to our trips, please feel free to review the trip reports in my signature to get to know us a little better. As always with our trip reports we promise LOTS of pictures, LOTS of details and most of all……LOTS of fun!
Trip you will be reading about in a nutshell: we DROVE down from the Cincinnati Ohio area, stayed 2 nights at the Boardwalk resort, sailed 5 nights on the brand new LOVELY Disney Dream, and then ended our Disney adventure with 5 nights at Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge level…………….so are you understanding why I say this was our trip of a lifetime! Let’s begin shall we…………………………………..
Our trip began on June 18th with a LONG day in the car. We got on the road bright and early by 7:30 a.m. We drove through NON STOP torrential rain for the first 6 hours of our trip, NOT FUN:

The kids were occupied in the backseats with every luxury item needed for a long trip in the car:
Lauren:

Luke:

The day was LONG but the kids were great and it went as well as could be expected. We decided to push all the way to Orlando that night knowing we could check in at the Boardwalk Resort on the 19th. So I called Buena Vista Suites (Tim and I honeymooned there all the way back in 1998 so it has some history for us) and got a reservation. I also made a call to Flipper’s Pizza (if you haven’t tried this pizza yet you MUST) and they met us in the lobby about 10 minutes after we checked in at 11:30 at night, we started the trip of gluttony off on the right foot : )

The next morning we woke up and gave Tim his Father’s day cards from us (it was Father’s Day on our first Disney Day) and headed to Disney, the kids were THRILLED when we saw those Disney gates for the first time!
Lauren’s pure excitement:

Luke’s pure excitement:

It always is so awesome driving through those gates!

We arrived at the Boardwalk in no time:

The security guy at the gate was so sweet, he was from Ohio, and he gave the kids security stickers, so they were thrilled with their new found duties:


We pulled in and unloaded the car, the kids faces were full of Disney excitement

We went in to checkin and since we are DVC members it gets a bit confusing but bottom line, they had a standard view room the 1st night and a boardwalk view the second, I had waitlisted forever trying to get one room for both nights. At check in I inquired again to see if it would be possible so we wouldn’t have to switch rooms, but they couldn’t do anything, oh well. The room wasn’t ready, so we left our things and headed over to Epcot.
I just love the beautiful Boardwalk area

The kids and I:

The stroll over to Epcot from there is such a nice one.

It was SUPER hot on this day!!!! We enjoyed a beautiful stroll through an almost empty World Showcase.


We were headed to Future World to Fast Pass Test Track (Tim’s favorite) but had to make a pit stop at our new favorite the Karamel Kitche in Germany, YUM YUM YUM!!!!
Tim got his favorite, caramel pecan bars:

The kids and I enjoyed some of their delicious caramel popcorn:

Then our trek continued to Future World on a hot summer day:

The kids were thrilled to see these guys:

Took a minute at a splash area to cool down a bit:

And then again while Tim was grabbing the fast passes:

CONTINUED IN NEXT POST!
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Tim's Disapalooza guys only TR:http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2362085
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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After that, Tim and Luke wanted to hit Mousegears to shop, so instead of shopping Lauren and I jumped in line to see Tinkerbell (line was very slow moving so Luke ended up being able to catch up with us before it was our turn):


After that we all decided a refreshing beverage would be nice so we headed to Club Cool, I was THRILLED my Mezzo Mix was back in stock this year (last trip it was out and I’ve been going through major withdrawl : (

We had fun tasting all of the different kinds:


While we were waiting for our Test Track return time we headed into Innoventions to have fun. The kids and Tim immediately put themselves into a video game in that fun area:



After the filming/posing is done, you get to move over to the game console and play your game with yourself in the starring role (they email the game to you so you can play it later at home too, such fun!)
Tim playing his game:

Lauren playing hers:

We decided to head over to the Land to eat lunch, while there we went on the ride “Living with the Land” My handsome boys on the ride:

I always find that right interesting and I was surprised at how much the kids loved it, actually begging to ride again. We enjoyed a yummy lunch at Seasons inside the Land pavillion:

Then it was FINALLY time for our Test track return time, so we headed there:

Happy Tim on Father’s Day waiting to ride his favorite ride:

We got ALL the way through the cue and an announcement came on they were shutting down the ride. WHAT!?!!? We were in denial at first standing there waiting as everyone else cleared out, then we saw them making the people in the cars get out too, AUGH!!!! So we headed to the exit, they gave everyone fast passes to use later but we never made it back, BUMMER!!
Oh well, we didn’t let that dampen our Disney spirits, we headed back through the World Showcase to get back to Boardwalk to see if our room was ready. We stopped off in Mexico to do the boat ride:


We had some fun playing around in the World Showcase on our stroll back:


The Belly Dancer was out with “Mo Rockin” Lauren’s FAVORITE : ) Seems to be a favorite of lots of Disney dads as well : ) : )

At this time I got a text our room was ready, WOO HOO!!!! So we headed immediately back to Boardwalk to our room:

Room photo’s of our studio for you:


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http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2752980
Nov. 2010 Adults Only TR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2601328
"SUM OF OUR THRILLS" June 2010 TR:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2497427
ALL GIRLS TR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2454788
Tim's Disapalooza guys only TR:http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2362085
First Times TR
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=34183633&posted=1#post34183633
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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Luke started fooling around with the giant bow that Mousekeeping left in the room:
IMG]http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/timandlesley/Disney%20Vacation%20Summer%202011/IMG_9892.jpg[/IMG]
Lauren made herself comfy right away:

At this point everyone was thirsty and since it was Father’s Day I volunteered to make the long walk down to Boardwalk Bakery to refill our mugs. First I went to the car to fill up a backpack of bottled waters to bring up to the room and put in the fridge. When at the car a panic filled me, WHERE IS MY IPAD!?!?! I searched the car in a panic, called Tim, he searched the Villa, NO IPAD!!! YIKES, I was FREAKING OUT! I called Buena Vista Suites and thank GOD they had it. So, even though the bed and a nap was calling my name, I refilled the mugs for Tim and the kids and got into the BURNING hot car and drove over to Buena Vista Suites for the Ipads. By the time I got back to the room I was exhausted!
For Tim’s Father’s Day dinner he wanted to eat at ESPN club, since they don’t take ressies, we headed over by 5 for a table. We got a table no problem.


After a yummy dinner we just enjoyed the atmosphere of the Boardwalk and the many entertainers:

The shows were great!


At this point I was ITCHING to walk over and see Illuminations. Tim just wanted to chill, so the kids and I headed over to Epcot to take in then show:

We got there about 8:30 and hit the bakery in France to use a few snack credits and then got the perfect spot for the Fireworks:




Continue by Clicking Here for Day 2:http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post41749619
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DISNEY DREAM/AKL CONCIERGE JUNE 2011 TRIP REPORT "TimandLesley's If The Boat's A Rockin' Don't Come A...........TR with TONS of pics and video!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2752980
Nov. 2010 Adults Only TR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2601328
"SUM OF OUR THRILLS" June 2010 TR:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2497427
ALL GIRLS TR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2454788
Tim's Disapalooza guys only TR:http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2362085
First Times TR
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=34183633&posted=1#post34183633
18 DAYS IN DISNEY!!http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2224335
Read my blog: www.livinglifeaslesley.blogspot.com

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Yay! I love your trip reports! I don't always post, but I think I have read every one! You are staying at my two favorite resorts!
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I love your reports, can't wait to hear more about your stay!
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Hi Lesley and Family!
Great start to another great report. I read your last (I think) report that you highly recommended Flippers Pizza. We were at Disney back in early January and we tried it. You are right....it is AWESOME pizza! We loved it.

I also can't believe how much/fast your kids are growing. Actually I can because I see my own kids doing the same ....I really don't like it either! Any way Luke are Lauren are just adorable and always look so happy.

Really looking forward to hearing about the cruise. We are planning on doing a cruise in Feb. for DS's HS graduation and our 25th wedding anniversary. We are not going on the Dream - we will be on the Magic. Really excited about it...first cruise ever.

Looking forward to more as usual!
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YAY!! So excited about this TR!! Can't wait to hear all about the Disney Dream!!
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Wow, can't believe I am so close to the beginning! Usually Lesley's TR's have 10 pages before I even get a glimpse! Excited to see a new TR and looking forward to the "best" trip ever!
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Oh, my, goodness!! Luke and Lauren are growing up so fast, but they are still are adorable as ever. They are the most photogenic kids - I don't think they ever take bad pictures!

I can't believe you lost and then FOUND the IPad. I would have been freaking out also.
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Aww bummer about Test Track for Tim but you know you will be back !! I want to visit again so badly, it's over a year now for me. I love how it's always changing, and I can't wait to visit the Karamel ..place ! Looking forward to part 2!
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Joining in! I really enjoyed your past TR's, and can't wait to read this one too!

Your pictures around the Boardwalk area are gorgeous, you're definitely giving me Disney envy right now!
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Yeah another TimandLesley trip report! Some fun summer reading!

The rain on June 18 ---- OMG I drove through that too. I was driving from the Indy area to Columbus, OH to visit my sister and it was terrible. It never let up!

Luke & Lauren are getting so big. Lauren and her poses crack me up!

Looking forward to the report. Thanks again for writing one!

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