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Old 11-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Halloween Weekend with our Favorite Disney CM...new PTR LINK p. 16

I have a tale to tell, I hope you'll follow
Of a legend born in Sleepy Hollow...

Hello everyone and to my latest trip report! OK, so maybe I don't have a legend born in Sleepy Hollow but I felt like I had to use that quote in a Halloween trip report because it comes from one of the coolest things Disney does for Halloween. (anyone know what I'm talking about? )

Anyways, for those of you who don't know me, I'm wdwgirl03 (aka Sarah), a 26-year old Disney fanatic. My parents took me and my sisters to WDW for the first time when I was 5 years old and I guess the rest is history. We've been going back to Disney World ever since, thanks in large part to our DVC membership.

This trip was pretty exciting for a couple of reasons. First, we got to experience some of the great events Disney offers in the fall, including the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and of course Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. However, the main reason for this trip wasn't to attend those events. Back in February, my youngest sister applied for the Disney World College Program. A few weeks after her web and phone interviews, she was accepted into the program!!! Yes, she was going to be a Disney Cast Member!!! Of course that meant the rest of my family would have to go down at some point to visit her. Well, after several discussions and trip rearrangements, my parents and I ultimately ended up choosing Halloween weekend since I had a (short) school break.

We had a little bit of rain but other than that we had a great time as always, and it was especially nice getting to see my sister again. It's hard to believe she's been in Florida for two months already!

So, here are the trip basics:

The resort: Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa (our DVC "home")

The dates: October 28-31, 2011

I hope you'll join in on all of our adventures!


Friday, October 28, 2011
We're on our way to Disney World!...POSTED 11/6/11
Arriving at Saratoga Springs...POSTED 11/8/11
Visiting the Animal Kingdom...POSTED 11/11/11
How to suck up to Donald Duck...POSTED 11/15
Downtown Disney...POSTED 11/20

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Morning at the Magic Kingdom...POSTED 11/25
Our last ride on Snow White + more MK...POSTED 12/3
Admiring the decorations...POSTED 12/7
Food and Wine Festival...POSTED 12/15
Yummy desserts and a favorite attraction...POSTED 12/20

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Hooray for Hollywood! + Christmas video...POSTED 12/24
First flight on Star Tours...POSTED 12/27
More DHS...POSTED 1/1
Pre-MNSSHP fun...POSTED 1/8
Meeting the Seven Dwarves...POSTED 1/15
Happy Hallowishes!...POSTED 1/19
Boo...To...YOU!...POSTED 1/19

Monday, October 31, 2011
Now it's time to say good-bye...POSTED 1/26

It's holiday time in the World...POSTED 11/11
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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Yay! So glad to see you started your TR!! Can't wait to read all about your trip!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Hi Sarah! Fabulous timing to get this started.... my internet is back today!
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:24 PM   #7
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:27 PM   #8
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:28 PM   #9
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #10
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:13 PM   #11
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Hey Sarah, you know I'm in

I just found out some good news regarding SSR and myself I may have some questions to ask!
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Trips Together with Chris: 4/09- AS Movies~~11-12/09- AKV Kidani~~7/10- Pop~~6/11- OKW~~1-2/12- Pop~~ 10-11/12- DISNEYMOON! @ SSR (BECAME DVC MEMBERS!)~~
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:01 PM   #12
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I'm here, excited to read about the fun!

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Old 11-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #14
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Ready to read your report. I'm sure everyone would agree, 2 days in Disney is better than No days! I'm sure you managed to keep yourself busy.......
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