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Old 10-25-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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Boo to Two, Kelley and Missy's Joint TR! Update! 3/28

Welcome friends! It's time to start the trip report that gives you double the fun, double the laughs and double the Disney magic. It's really two trips rolled into one big adventure.

It's Kelley and Missy's joint trip report...



That's me, Missy (a.k.a. Missyrose here on the Dis) on the right. And the beautiful bride is Kelley (a.k.a. PrincessAmongPrinces on the Dis). This picture is from Kelley's wedding seven years ago. We go way back, friends since the eighth-grade (16 years, wow!). We'll each do our own introductions but for now let's talk a little bit about how this trip came to be...

Once upon a time, both of us had separate trips planned for 2012 (mine in March and Kel's in May). But once Kelley started planning, she couldn't wait to take her adorable twin boys to Disney, so she moved her trip up to their birthday week in October. A few months later, I got a pin code in the mail and was able to book a trip for the same week so we both could enjoy the room discounts!

So our trip looked something like this:

When: October 13-17, 2011

Where: Contemporary Resort (Missy); All-Star Movies (Kelley)

What: MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival and all kinds of Disney fun for both little kids and the big kids, as well.

So with that information, we're off on our TR adventure. I'll leave you with the same promise I made in my last TR:

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but mainly, you’ll wish you were in Orlando RIGHT NOW!
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'86, '90, '94, '98, '09, '10 -- Off site, 10/11 -- CR, 3/12 -- Windsor Hills, 10/12 -- BCV/AKV-Jambo, 01/13 -- BWV, 5/13 -- BLT, 10/13 -- YC CL, 5/14 -- BWV, 08/14 -- VGF/BLT, 12/14 -- BWV, 4/15 -- BLT, 10/15 -- BWV


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Introductions

Hello! As Missy mentioned, this is going to be our joint trip report! We go way back, and it’s so awesome that we were able to overlap our trips like this!

I just wanted to introduce myself and my family a bit more

I am Kelley, happily married to Mike for the last 7 years. We are college sweethearts, who met during our freshman year at Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!)



and I am the proud Mommy to sweet twin boys Ryan and Jackson. They are the lights of my life, the joys of my day, and the cause of all my future gray hairs!



This was our first family trip to Disney World. Mike and I debated a bit about when to first take them - he originally wanted to wait until they were 5, and I thought 3 & ½ would be the perfect age. But as I was pricing everything out, it was gonna be WAY cheaper to take them before they turned 3. So we agreed to go Oct 13-17, 2011 with our last day being their 3rd birthday. He pretends to be all practical and sensible, but really, he is as bad as I am when it comes to spoiling our boys!



We had such an amazing, awesome, wonderful and magic-filled first family trip! Thanks for joining in, and I hope you enjoy reading about it!


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Kelley and Missy-

Can't wait to read about all of your great adventures and to have my socks knocked off by Franklin's photos!!!

Ryan and Jackson are way cute!!!

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Can't wait to read about all of your great adventures and to have my socks knocked off by Franklin's photos!!!

Ryan and Jackson are way cute!!!

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Thanks for joining us! And yes, Franklin has out done himself again! He is SO talented
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I'm here! Can't wait to read about your trips. Kelley- your boys are so cute!
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Can't wait to read about all of your great adventures and to have my socks knocked off by Franklin's photos!!!

Ryan and Jackson are way cute!!!

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Introducing ... Missy and Franklin!

Some of you may know me, but for those that don't:

I'm Missy, a 29-year-old sports copy editor at the Washington Post who lives in the Virginia suburbs with her loving boyfriend of almost nine years, Franklin. He’s a space planner at an architecture firm in the D.C. area.



If you want to know more about how this trip came to be, check out my pre-trip report.

This is my seventh trip to Disney World and Franklin's third. Though we've both become Disney vets, we managed to have quite a few firsts on this trip.

We stayed onsite for the first time.

We relied completely on Disney transportation for the first time.

We attended our first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

We bought a Photopass CD for the first time.

We tried a dining plan for the first time (deluxe!).

We bought our very first annual passes.

There are a few more firsts, but I'll let them be a surprise as the TR rolls along.

Our first trip together (in February 2009) was totally a commando affair. It was Franklin's first trip, so I wanted to make sure he saw EVERYTHING! Our next trip (October 2010) included some seriously commando mornings coupled with some seriously laid-back afternoons, including our introduction to the Food and Wine Festival.

And this trip? Our plans got tossed out the window. We rode plenty of rides, but we also found time to enjoy the other things about the parks and we also wanted to enjoy the beautiful resort we were staying at (Contemporary).

With all that background info squared away, it's time to get this party started... so away we go!
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Leavin' on a Jet Plane!

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October 13th, 2011- Disney Arrival Day!! (Part 1)

I remember waking up in the morning thinking “Today is the day! It’s DISNEY DAY!!”

I realized a few days ago that today was also our couple anniversary. We started dating 10 years ago! Can you believe that?? An entire decade of us… So we celebrated by leaving for WDW!

We were flying JetBlue out of Dulles International Airport. Our flight was due to depart at 2:09pm, so I wanted to be at the airport by 12:30pm, just to give us enough of a cushion to take all of our carry-on crap, our double stroller and both our kiddos through security. So my Mom came and picked us up at 12 noon, and we were off to the airport!

We arrived at Dulles at 12:15pm, we curb checked our 2 bags, and we were totally done and through security by… wait for it… 12:30pm!! Hmmm… Now of course if we had been in a hurry, that would have never happened - but oh well, now we were through security, but still had an hour to kill before we could board the plane! So we had some lunch, and walked around the terminal a bit, and before long it was time to board!

We were a bit nervous about how the boys would be on the plane, but I came super prepared! I had an entire box of fruit snacks, some baggies of dry cereal, 2 coloring books, markers, 2 sticker books, 2 bean bag Mickey Mouses and 2 LeapPads! The boys’ Grammy and Gramps bought them the LeapPads as a bday gift, so Mike and I decided to save them for the plane. We had them loaded up with fun, educational apps and fresh batteries, and as soon as the flight had ascended enough for electronics to be turned on, we introduced them to their LeapPads. Well, we didn’t hear another peep out of those boys! It kept them engaged for the entire 90 minutes. That thing is AWESOME

So we landed at MCO promptly at 4:00pm, and quickly found our way over to the DME line. We hopped straight on a bus and headed to our hotel: All Star Movies! (Small tangent here: I have read a lot of negatives on here about the All Stars, but I have to say, I found it to be very pleasant! The room was clean and comfortable – though admittedly cramped for 4 people and a giant double stroller. We had a great experience, and I would definitely stay at the All Stars again!)

All Star Movies!!


We were in one of the Fantasia buildings:


The view of the other Fantasia building from our building:



We checked in, hurried to our room, dumped all of our carry on stuff, changed into our Halloween costumes, and high tailed it over to the Magic Kingdom for MNSSHP!
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