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Old 04-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #76
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Cute t-shirts! I love the one you got to wear to your Ohana ADR. It looks like your boys had a great time with the Lion King movie night even if it was last minute. The worms and sticks part was my favorite!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:34 AM   #77
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Just caught up with your report. Yay for a discount...even 5% helps!

Jeff and I went to Sea World for a day on our Disney honeymoon and we LOVED it! I think it's a good choice! The hassle of the transportation is the only downside I see....being onsite and not having a car can be so convenient, but makes add-ons tough. You'll figure it all out!

**sigh** MK! Love it! The opening show gives me goosebumps, Wishes makes me cry...and everything in between is magical!

Love the countdown...I am doing a little dance for you since I missed your double digit dance!
Thanks Missy! I'm happy that we got at least some kind of discount. You're right..every little bit helps!!

I'm so glad to hear that you loved Sea World. I can't wait to see it! I think we have pretty much decided to take the taxi route. It just seems so much easier than taking the bus. Ugh..I still wish it wasn't such a hassle though. I'm sure once we get there it will be all worth it!

Aww...you described MK perfectly!! I feel the exact same way!

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Wow, your son looks so grown up! Sounds like a fun movie night.

YAY for 80 days!
Thanks Sarah!! We love our movie nights! Any excuse to be able to watch a Disney movie....I'll take it!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:40 AM   #78
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Cute t-shirts! I love the one you got to wear to your Ohana ADR. It looks like your boys had a great time with the Lion King movie night even if it was last minute. The worms and sticks part was my favorite!
Thanks!! I knew the minute I saw the one with Minnie and Daisy on it that it would be perfect to wear at Ohana's. It was just so cute I couldn't resist!

I think the worms and sticks were my favorite as well!!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #79
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New reader here. Going in early July. Celebrating a Kinder grad and 17 years too.
Congrats on your college degree.
Great movie nights - very creative.
Love, love your park bag.
Sea World is very hot, plan your day around the shows not the rides if you want to see them all it eats up a lot of time. Manta (I think is its name) is a very cool coaster ride, we thought it was worth the wait.
Enjoying your daily plans, I think we could follow your MK plan! It is us to a "t".
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Just wanted to say hi! I just read your whole report while my dh is working out... I so love lazy Saturday mornings. Looks like you have a great trip planned!
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #81
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New reader here. Going in early July. Celebrating a Kinder grad and 17 years too.
Congrats on your college degree.
Great movie nights - very creative.
Love, love your park bag.
Sea World is very hot, plan your day around the shows not the rides if you want to see them all it eats up a lot of time. Manta (I think is its name) is a very cool coaster ride, we thought it was worth the wait.
Enjoying your daily plans, I think we could follow your MK plan! It is us to a "t".
and thanks!!

Congrats on your celebrations as well!

Thanks for the tip on Sea World. We plan on doing mostly the shows and checking out the exhibits. I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to get my boys on Manta, they are not much for thrill rides. I'd love to try it though so maybe I can talk them into it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #82
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Just wanted to say hi! I just read your whole report while my dh is working out... I so love lazy Saturday mornings. Looks like you have a great trip planned!
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #83
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I just told my friend, "I just read a pre-trip report by one of the best moms ever!" haha your movie nights are the cutest, most creative and fun ideas i have seen yet! i love it and cant imagine how much your boys must enjoy it! although i am 27 and going with my 29 year old disney buddy in a couple months i want to hint that he start planning these for me!
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:59 AM   #86
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I just told my friend, "I just read a pre-trip report by one of the best moms ever!" haha your movie nights are the cutest, most creative and fun ideas i have seen yet! i love it and cant imagine how much your boys must enjoy it! although i am 27 and going with my 29 year old disney buddy in a couple months i want to hint that he start planning these for me!
Aww...thanks! We've had such a great time doing our movie nights! Honestly, I think I have had just as much fun as the boys planning and figuring out what activities to do with each movie. I'm pretty sure that Cars will be our movie for May. I've found so many cute ideas to go along with the movie. Can't wait to share them!


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Old 04-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #87
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Hi Angie!

I finally made it over and am all caught up with your plans, which sound great

I can't believe how grown up your boys are looking, but then I compared the pictures from our trip in '09 with the trip last fall and realized how much my girls have grown! Glad to see they aren't too old to enjoy the themed movie nights, I know Ella especially thought it was silly at first when I did ours in the fall but she got into it pretty quickly

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Hi Angie!

I finally made it over and am all caught up with your plans, which sound great

I can't believe how grown up your boys are looking, but then I compared the pictures from our trip in '09 with the trip last fall and realized how much my girls have grown! Glad to see they aren't too old to enjoy the themed movie nights, I know Ella especially thought it was silly at first when I did ours in the fall but she got into it pretty quickly

Looking forward to reading more about your plans
Hi Lara!

Glad you're here!!

I know...they are growing up way too fast! I was organizing my pics the other day from our past Disney trips and couldn't believe how little they looked.

I'm glad that the boys are still enjoying the movie nights. I've had to scale it back a bit since we've first started because Nick's getting older and not into craft projects too much. So, instead we've been playing a lot of our Disney board games and I've been trying to concentrate on the menu.

I finished writing up our Day 4 plans today so hopefully I can get them posted soon.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:51 AM   #89
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Day 4 Plans--Epcot


Day 4--Epcot

When looking over park hours for this trip I knew that we wanted to take full advantage of EMH especially in Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. We have always had great luck using them in Epcot as well. However, after finding out about Test Track being closed for refurbishment while we were there, I began to rethink them. The reason for this is that Epcot has so little things open for EMH…Spaceship Earth (which is usually not recommended riding when you first enter the park and we will have hopefully already rode it on our first evening in Epcot anyway), Mission Space, Soarin’, Living with the Land and Test Track. Our plan used to be that I would run for Soarin’ FP and then meet the boys over near TT to ride and then we’d do SSE before heading over to the Land pavilion. I’m sure Soarin’ will be crazy busy with TT closed and everyone will be running there, so I’m trying to avoid having my family accompany me in the stampede. Ideally it would work if we decided to ride Mission Space (green side) but we’re still not sure about that. One day it’s a yes and then the next time a no. Anyways, the point of my rambling and I do have a point…I promise! Is that I’m so unsure when it comes to this park day. It would actually make more sense not to do the EMH morning but every other day seemed to fall into place with what we wanted to do. So, I am determined to make the most of it and this is the plan that I have come up with so far…..

Tentative Epcot plans

Just like most mornings we will wake bright and early and head down to the food court for some breakfast. Since we plan to do a lot of snacking on this day, we’ll probably grab something quick and light. My hope is to arrive at opening ….

More than likely I will join the crowd to the right and head straight over to the Land pavilion to grab FP for Soarin’. (Unless DH volunteers this time) Then we may meet in front of Mission Space to ride.

I’m thinking it would be fun to check out the interactive area after the ride as we have never visited this pavilion before.
Hopefully, this is what we will see and why I love early mornings in the park so much!!

We may also decide to check out Innoventions to see Sum of All Thrills and then make our way over to—


We haven’t visited Turtle Talk with Crush since our second trip so I’m hoping the boys will want to do that as well.

Then it’s off to see a little purple dragon—Nick does not like this ride! But, the rest of us do so he usually rides it for us….such a good boy!

We might play a little bit….


By this time we should definitely be able to use our Soarin’ FP that we grabbed.

If they are ready earlier than we can always skip Figment and go back to it later. (I’m sure Nick wouldn’t mind if we skipped it completely)
Then we usually head over to Living with the Land-


A little lunch at Sunshine Seasons

Then we are off to check out the World Showcase!! Finally!
We usually start in Mexico and make our way around but for some reason that has always resulted in us missing Canada, UK, Morocco and France because by the time we make it around it’s in the evening hours and we have to start finding a spot for Illuminations. This time we have decided to start counter-clockwise and begin in Canada

Our goal is explore, grab a snack (not sure….we may just check out the shops and get some candy instead of a snack) Noah has also requested that we do the Kidcot tables. Then it’s off to the UK
Of course, I need another picture like this….maybe Nick won’t be so surprised this time that I’m going to take his picture!

Again, we are unsure what snack to get in the UK especially since we will have just eaten, so we may try to find some more candy to bring back to the room for later. We will also be on the lookout for the maze as we always just run by and never take the time to see it.

Then it’s off to France and Morocco where we hope to grab a snack. In Morocco it will probably be Baklava to share and in France, either a chocolate éclair, croissant or crepe. Then we plan to do a little exploring. We’re hoping to see Serveur Amusant, the entertainer in France.
Depending on how I feel, I may want to grab another one of these. Yum….so good!


Of course, I’ll be taking hundreds of pictures!! There are so many great picture taking opportunities in the World Showcase!


At some point we will probably stop and do this. We’re hoping it has changed over to Agent P by the time we are there! (We’ll have to remember to grab FP before we start touring the WS)


At this point we will probably be hot and tired and in desperate need of break. Although, the plan is usually to head back to the resort for a rest, I promised the boys that since we didn’t really have a rest day scheduled in that we would at least spend one evening at our resort swimming, and relaxing. So, I’m thinking we may take the boat back over to FW and check out Ellen’s Universe of Energy. We’ve never seen it and it will give us a chance to cool off and sit down for a while. Hopefully, by the time it’s done we will be feeling better and if that doesn’t help then we will find the Fountains so the boys can cool off and of course check out Club Cool!

Then it’s off to finish up Norway, China and Germany. Since we spent a lot of time exploring these countries on our last trip we will probably just concentrate on finishing our snacking quest. In Norway, I think we have decided to get the school bread. In China, we may try an eggroll or the caramel ginger ice cream and in Germany either a pretzel or something with caramel. I’m sure by this point we are going to be exhausted so it will be time to head out for the day.

When we get back to Pop it will probably be all about rest and relaxation. Depending on how we feel we may also want to check out the movie that’s playing down near the pool or try to catch a glimpse of Illuminations before we head to bed for the evening.

Even though it probably seems like we will be running here and there, that’s not really the goal. I just like to have a general guide in the back of my head of what we would like to see. Hopefully, we will get to do most of the stuff we want to do and what we don’t get to than we can plan for it on another trip. That’s the great thing about Disney…they always give you another reason to want to go back!


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I don't do Mission Space, but my boys do. We took the time to check out the interactive area at the end of the ride on our last trip and the boys really enjoyed it! I would recommend checking it out if you have the time.

Sounds like a good WS plan. Good idea to start in Canada and work "backwards" this time. That way you can be sure to see the things you usually miss our rush through.

Mmmmm...your snacking idea is fabulous! There is so much to try in the WS. I still need to hit that chocolate/caramel shop in Germany and the bakery in France!
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