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Old 09-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #106
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What a great update! I love all the details.
I have a disney coloring book too!!
(and I listened to disney music at work today!)
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I am truly enjoying your TR, as I have your others...Waiting to read more....Thanks
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #108
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I remember seeing on Facebook yours and Nat's statuses about not being able to sleep (I was confused at the time) but now it makes sense hahaha

woahh you were taking food pictures before you even got to Disney? I was surprised there was no Tim Horton's pic haha And Nat, fashionably late hahaha that's why I usually drive her places, JK! And Kel <3 She really loved that guy on the plane didn't she?
Anxiously waiting for the real life update
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:23 PM   #109
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So, I read your update last night but then got off my laptop lol

First things first, RAISIN NUT BRAN IS AMAZING. You're right, no one really knows about it but, when I open the cabinet in the morning and see my mom bought Raisin Nut Bran it honestly makes my day lol

You and Nat are so cute at the airport! It's great that you have such amazing friends that are as into Disney as you are. I don't have friends like that but at least I have my fiance! I transformed him into a Disney lover

Gotta love flying Southwest! My favorite part of it is that you can take 2 checked bags for free since I'm an extreme overpacker. I would have been FLIPPING if I thought my suitcase was the one left on the wagon thing outside!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:33 PM   #110
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I'm behind! But for a very good reason, I'm going to Disney World in 1 more day!

Love the quick PTR and the airport fun.

I can see this is going to be a fun TR!
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A BIG YES to everything Kristen (xoktenox) said! She nailed it.

I bet the anticipation on the flight to Orlando was killing yall! I would have been so antsy.

And I must say, I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! It's gorgeous!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #112
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I love love love your nails! How on earth do you get them to look so good?!
And I love love love this TR already and you're not even finished with the arrival day yet!

25 days until I get to return to the promise land. Thank goodness I can live through you until it's time
Thank you!! Well... we looked up designs online. Then we used regular nail polish, thin brush nail polish, a black nail pen, tooth picks, and paintbrushes... and somehow they came out pretty decent! I'm glad you like them!
Thank you so much! Hopefully I'll be able to update soon!
AHHH 25 days is nothin'! You're gonna be there so soon! Have a magical trip! And I'm glad I can help you get through these dragging days!

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OMG i love your posts i cant wait for your next trip to disneyworldi will soon be putting mine up
Thank you! I have lots of fun stories and pictures to share! I'm glad you're excited!

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Luv yer reports, read them all so far You might want to rethink yer Major, you've an exceptional talent for writing. Very well balanced reports with pics and story. The food pics make me - now I need some Disney food Trying to plan a surprise trip for the fam for next year. My DD's love yer nails, now they want them Keep up the great work, looking forward to more
Thank you so much! Aww that's really nice! Thank you. I actually wanted to be a writer when I was little haha. We'll see where life takes me!
I know... food pictures make me crave Disney food SO MUCH. I really want some right now haha
Oh my gosh that would be so cute! I hope you can get the trip planned!
And aww well feel free to model after any of our designs! I used regular nail polish, thin tip nail polish (mostly black and white), a black nail pen, tooth picks and paintbrushes haha. They were QUITE a project though!
Thank you! Will do!

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What a great update! I love all the details.
I have a disney coloring book too!!
(and I listened to disney music at work today!)
Thank you! And haha that's the way to be! I'm very proud!

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I am truly enjoying your TR, as I have your others...Waiting to read more....Thanks
Thank you so much! I will try and update soon!

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I remember seeing on Facebook yours and Nat's statuses about not being able to sleep (I was confused at the time) but now it makes sense hahaha

woahh you were taking food pictures before you even got to Disney? I was surprised there was no Tim Horton's pic haha And Nat, fashionably late hahaha that's why I usually drive her places, JK! And Kel <3 She really loved that guy on the plane didn't she?
Anxiously waiting for the real life update
Haha aww now everything makes sense! SURPRISE!
Yes, I was. I'm crazy, right? And I would have taken the tim horton's sandwich picture if my camera wasn't packed! You know me!
LOL you're a saint for getting Nat places on time haha
And yessss she did! So did I. HELLO.
The real life update will happen once ellen posts the pictures of when me, allie, kristen, and her went to the beach! And I think Kristen's gonna write it. So it'll be up soon, hopefully!

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So, I read your update last night but then got off my laptop lol

First things first, RAISIN NUT BRAN IS AMAZING. You're right, no one really knows about it but, when I open the cabinet in the morning and see my mom bought Raisin Nut Bran it honestly makes my day lol

You and Nat are so cute at the airport! It's great that you have such amazing friends that are as into Disney as you are. I don't have friends like that but at least I have my fiance! I transformed him into a Disney lover

Gotta love flying Southwest! My favorite part of it is that you can take 2 checked bags for free since I'm an extreme overpacker. I would have been FLIPPING if I thought my suitcase was the one left on the wagon thing outside!!
I'm SO glad you like it too! Isn't it the best!? When I read your comment back last night I had to eat a bowl hahaha. It's SO GOOD!
Aww thank you! We were VERY excited. And you are extremely lucky to have a Disney Loving fiance! That'll make life a lot more magical!
I love southwest for that reason too! (and their prices are usually pretty reasonable!) And I'm glad I'm not the only one who would have done that!

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I'm behind! But for a very good reason, I'm going to Disney World in 1 more day!

Love the quick PTR and the airport fun.

I can see this is going to be a fun TR!
That is TOTALLY fine! Ahhh have a magical trip! I'm so excited for you!!!
Thank you and thank you! I think it will be fun as well!

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A BIG YES to everything Kristen (xoktenox) said! She nailed it.

I bet the anticipation on the flight to Orlando was killing yall! I would have been so antsy.

And I must say, I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! It's gorgeous!
Yay thank you!
We were going CRAZY! Seriously I've never been that excited before. I was going nuts.
And aww thank you so much! That's so nice

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Chapter 2: Excitement and the Magical Motor Coach
August 19th, 2011

So we just had a grand old time on our flight, chatting away and anxiously awaiting our arrival. Then suddenly, we heard the magic words:

"We will now begin our descent into the Orlando area."

HALLELUJAH! It was finally time!! We arrived at exactly 4:45 pm... which was 15 minutes earlier than we were scheduled to get there!

If there was a real life example to define the word "giddy" - we were it. We were FREAKING OUT! Happy, happy, happy

I have been to Disney so many times and I literally don't think I've ever been this excited to arrive. (and most of you have read my other trip reports... you know I'm ALWAYS excited.) This time was just over-the-top, about to burst-at-the-seams excitement.

We were literally spazzing out. People were probably staring... and they probably thought we were insane... and that poor Dad sitting next to us probably could not WAIT to get off of the plane.

Once we got out of our seats we began jumping up and down. (do you expect anything less during this moment of tremendous enthusiasm? I think not.)



We basically skipped out of the plane and entered the Orlando airport. SO EXCITED!





However, this excitement was clouding up my thought process and it was hard to remember where to go once we were off the plane. So I had to stop and think. What is the logical thing to do?

Follow a family who had Disney suitcases!!

So Nat and I followed this Mother and her children to the correct area. They stopped at the bathroom on the way, so then we did too. After discreetly following them until I knew where we were, we lined up for the mini-monorail.





We took a nice uneventful ride over to the other section of the airport.





Do you notice how it always smells like "Florida" when you get off of that mini-monorail? I do.

We eventually got to the luggage area and we were at unloading dock #13. It took a while for the suitcases to come out... and we were getting nervous because I wasn't even sure if my suitcase was actually on the flight!

Thankfully, after about 5-7 minutes, our suitcases came out one after another. WOOHOO thank the Lord.

So our next stop was my FAVORITE part... Magical Express! And you know me.... I got lost trying to find it. AGAIN. Why am I not surprised?

We were in Terminal A and I couldn't figure out how to get to Terminal B (they all look the same!) but eventually, as tradition goes, we asked someone and they pointed us in the right direction!

We arrived at the happiest terminal on earth and we checked in! We were the first ones in line for Coronado Springs! YAY!



After waiting for only a short period of time, a bus pulled up and it had our name on it! (Not literally. But you know.) It was a Cruise Line bus! I am partial to the actual Magical Express busses, but the cruise line ones are second best. I mean... it takes me to Disney World either way so I'm okay with it.





We got in the FIRST ROW! And we were on the right side.



Our "Motor Coach Operator's" name was Paul. (he specifically said "it is NOT a bus") He was very energetic, funny, and entertaining. He had an announcer kind of voice. Very Disney-esque. Good thing he's driving these "motor coaches!" I love getting "motor coach operators" who are very into the experience! It really adds to the fun!



Paul saw how excited Nat and I were, and whenever he talked to us he would refer to us as "the first row." We were a little anxious to get there... I think he could tell.

Happy Deer:



We departed on our "Motor Coach" and the movie began! I just about cried. That "Let the Memories Begin" section gets me every time. It's beautiful! We loved the clips were the children were being surprised with their trips to Disney... Surprises are the best!



It started raining on our way there. Like... a Florida-in-the-middle-of-August downpour. Oh well! I don't think it phased us one bit.

Nat and I were definitely the most excited people on the bus. However, that's TOTALLY fine with me.

Because soon we were seeing this...



And this....



And THIS!!!!



WELCOME TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!

And then the beautiful purple signs started appearing:



And our first stop was CORONADO SPRINGS! Hooray, hooray, HOORAY!!!





It's such a monumental moment of the vacation:





We thanked Paul, got our luggage, and went inside! There was no line at check-in so we went right up!

I don't know our Cast Member's name, but she was an older woman. I didn't know if she was going to be nice or not because she looked sort of initimidating.

I gave her all of our information and waited to see where our room would be.

And of course.... she told us it would be in Ranchos.

Shoot. Kristen's family had just moved to Casitas 5, and we really wanted to be near her. Ranchos was not even close.

So I very nicely told her the situation. "We're actually vacationing with this other family and they're staying in the Casitas 5 building. Are there any rooms open at all near there?"

She told me "I can't promise anything. But I'll make a phone call."

That phone call took a while. She was talking in spanish for a bit, then she was talking in English, and Nat and I (quietly) freaked out some more. I think once the lady saw how excited we were, she lightened up a bit.

Finally she hung up the phone and told us we were all set! Casitas 5 - Floor 1. WOOHOO!

She gave Nat a birthday button (since Nat's birthday is only 4 days after we leave. We were celebrating.) She also liked my nails! And she thought we were funny because we were so excited. So yay. She may have seemed stern at the beginning, but by the end of check-in, she liked us!

WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO OUR NEW HOME!

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #114
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The Hallelujah Chorus! :P hahaha.

P.S. I made Nat read the other updates in Ms. Skrzyniecki's room todayy.

I did the exact same thing. That elusive Magical Express.

A CRUISE BUS!!!!!!! YAYYY!

DEER.

I GOT SURPRISED ON MY TRIP TO DISNEY!!! Send our video innn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAYYYYYY!!! The gates of Heaven. Beautiful.

I am SO glad Casitas 5 worked out! That was perfect!

YAY I'm so glad you updated. I am putting off my Wegmans sub for this. It's THAT good. The trip report I mean...well both...okay I'm gonna stop before I confuse you even more...GREAT update!
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I loveee how you girls were so excited! I am getting so excited for my trip next month! Only 39 more days now!

Haha I totally get what you mean about the terminals! Every time I land at MCO in terminal A I get a little nervous trying to remember how to get to the ME counter! One time my sister and I walked all the way down of what I thought was the right level before I realized we were in the wrong terminal- My sister was like, didn't you just do this 4 months ago? Lol!
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:01 PM   #116
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Yay, you guys arrived!

Okay, I know exactly what you mean about it smelling like Florida when you get off the mini-monorail. I just love it!

What great pixie dust you got having your room changed to the building every one else was in. I can't wait to hear about the surprise.
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Yeah for arriving!!! I can't wait to be on that motor coach on Friday...heading to CSR!!! Hopefully I get a cheerful person at check in!
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So glad that you got the room in Casitas 5, great building!
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I love when we are landing in orlando. I get super excited and then try to figure out exactly when we landed. I also like trying to see if i see disney world from the plane. On my last trip the plane had to do a u-turn because it went 2 far south so for the first time ever we saw disney from the plane. we saw the swan and dolphin and spaceship earth. I was freaking out i was so excited!

You guys were obviously excited because i noticed you both were making your deer face! It is definitely a good thing!

Lol at following the one family to the monorail. I would have done the same thing. Sometimes where the plane lands can throw me off because my sense of direction is thrown off.

glad you found your way around the airport.

I LOVE passing through the Disney Gates Nothing like seeing signs saying your heading towards disney/Approaching Disney, and of course those awesome disney street signs (I get very child-like when i see those signs). I always begin to countdown as i'm approaching the magical disney gates as well.

Love how everyone fed off of how excited you were.

Nice that you managed to get a room near kristen.

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