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Old 10-20-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Preggo, pennies, and pastries!!! **FINAL UPDATES 4/25**

I have FINALLY started my Trip Report for September!! For those who haven't followed my reports before, please check out my PTR to get some background information. I apologize that there aren't chapter links to make it easier! I promise to add them this time around!

Link to Pre-Trip Report: Looking Forward to a Crowd-Free Trip

After our past two trips -- Spring break in 2009 and mid-summer in 2010, we were adamant to travel during a less busy season! Hence we chose September for our trip dates!!! After changing plans around a few times, we finally decided on September 14th through the 23rd -- a fun-filled 10 day trip at the most Magical place on earth!!!

A little background info -- my name is Hope and I am a stay-at-home mom and Travel Agent specializing in Disney vacations! Although I am able to plan trips basically anywhere, I definitely enjoy planning Disney vacations the most! This trip was different because I was looking at things as both a tourist AND a travel agent! Also traveling with me -- my husband and our 3 year old son, Luke. Luke is a very lucky little boy as this was his THIRD trip to The World! We also had a fourth "guest" on this trip as I found out I was pregnant a few months before our trip!

As you can imagine, I had most things planned a LONG time in advance -- but after finding out I was pregnant, I had to change some of those plans around. No problem!

We also originally planned to stay at Port Orleans. We were still debating between French Quarter or Riverside when I was able to score an awesome deal on a Deluxe Resort!!! No debating here -- we were staying at one of our dream resorts, the Beach Club! We had family portraits taken at the BC last June and fell in love with the decor & overall feel of the resort. We dreamed of staying there but never thought it was a possibility. Fast forward a few months & Disney released an awesome public discount! As a travel agent, I of course compared the price of the public deal with the Free Dining offer -- and it turned out the public discount STILL saved us more money! So we booked our September trip with 9 day park hopper tickets and the regular dining plan. We would book our airfare at a later date.

Please keep reading -- I will try to post another update by this weekend!!!

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Sharing a few trip pictures

Arrival Day -- Part 1
Arrival Day -- Part 2
Arrival Day -- MCO
Arrival Day -- Arrival at the Beach Club
Arrival Day -- Check-In and Room Pics
Arrival Day -- An Evening at the Magic Kingdom
Arrival Day -- Magic Kingdom continued
Arrival Day -- Magic Kingdom continued
Arrival Day -- First Night at Resort/Interesting Adventure
Arrival Day -- New Room

Day 2 -- Epcot (Part 1)
Day 2 -- Epcot (Part 2)
Day 2 -- Epcot Behind the Seeds Tour
Day 2 -- Epcot Behind the Seeds Tour Continued
Day 2 -- Epcot (The Seas Pavilion)
Day 2 -- Epcot (Dinner at Garden Grill)
Day 2 -- Epcot (End of the Day)
Day 2 -- Our New Room @ BC

Day 3 -- Disney's Hollywood Studios (Breakfast, Package Pick-up)
Day 3 -- DHS (Part 1)
Day 3 -- DHS (Part 2)
Day 3 -- DHS (Part 3)
Day 3 -- End of Day

The Beach Club Marketplace -- Merchandise Section
The Beach Club Marketplace -- Food Section

Day 4 -- Magic Kingdom (Breakfast at the Confectionery)
Day 4 -- MK (Fantasyland Construction Pictures & Street Parade)
Day 4 -- MK (Haunted Mansion Que)
Day 4 -- MK (Tom Sawyer Island)
Day 4 -- MK (Crystal Palace lunch)
Day 4 -- MK (Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade)
Day 4 -- MK (Shopping & Mid-day Break)
Day 4 -- MK (Wishes Dessert Party)
Day 4 -- MK (Wishes Dessert Party & Fireworks)


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I can't wait to read all about your trip, Hope!!
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I'm here Hope!
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Hi Hope!
I'm here and will try to keep up!

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Hey girl! Staking out my spot I'll do my best to keep up and I can't wait to hear about it!
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