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Old 04-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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7 AM Extra Magic Hours? We're in!...NEW 12/27 p. 31



Hello everyone! Spring break is over which means it's time for another trip report!

To all of my old friends, and any new friends, If you don't already know me, I'm Sarah (aka wdwgirl03), a 27-year old Disney fan for life. My first trip to Walt Disney World was when I was 5 years old and I don't think I'll ever grow tired of it. I have done several trip reports and always enjoy reliving/sharing the magic with all of my DIS friends. Some of my Disney favorites include Soarin, visits to the Polynesian, and of course, Mickey Mouse!

I am also a teacher which means I'm pretty much stuck to a school calendar when it comes to WDW trips, but that's OK. Despite being one of the busiest seasons, spring break is actually one of my favorite times to visit the World because of the (typically) great weather (I've mentioned PLENTY of times how last year we had a lot of rain on our trip) and also the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. As for the crowds? They're really not as bad as you might think, especially when you take advantage of those extra magic hours, which we did plenty of times on this trip (hence the title of the TR!).

On this trip I had one travel companion: my Dad. He is the official Disney Vacation Club owner of the family and has had lots of trips to WDW recently, as my youngest sister participated in the Disney College Program last fall. If you're interested, you can read all about that trip if you click on the Oct. '11 link in my signature .

One of my goals is to stay at every Disney Vacation Club resort and was able to get one step closer to accomplishing that on this trip. We were lucky enough to get a studio at the Boardwalk Villas with a boardwalk view-which I'll tell you right now was AMAZING!. Even though Dad had already stayed at the BWV a couple years ago, I think he was more than happy to go back.

Our dates were April 7-14, 2012 (yes, we were there for Easter!) so we had a whole week to enjoy ourselves and get some use out of our brand-new Annual Passes. We also signed up for the Keys to the Kingdom tour which did not disappoint!

But enough with the introductions-let's get this trip report started! I hope you decide to join in on the fun.


TRIP REPORT INDEX
Saturday, April 7, 2012
We're Going to Disney World!!...POSTED 4/19/12
Our Boardwalk view and a little F&GF...POSTED 4/22/12
Future World...POSTED 4/28/12

Sunday, April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday)
Happy Easter from the Magic Kingdom! + Storybook Circus...POSTED 4/30/12
More EMH...POSTED 5/6/12
Meeting the Easter Bunny...POSTED 5/9/12
Jammin' in the Jungle...POSTED 5/13/12
Our DAK favorites...POSTED 5/18/12

Monday, April 9, 2012
Hooray for Hollywood (Studios)!...POSTED 5/21/12
Piglet, a DIS meet, and Chocolate Mousse!...POSTED 5/28/12
Backlots, Bad Timing, and Lightning McQueen...POSTED 6/2/12
Singing Birds, Singing Bears, and a Brownie...POSTED 6/8/12
BONUS POST: Fantasyland construction/AOA...POSTED 6/8/12
End of MK evening...POSTED 6/13/12

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Future World Favorites and Mickey!...POSTED 6/18/12
Sorcerer Mickey, Dancing Hippos, and Fairies...POSTED 6/25/12
Boat Rides, Good Food, and Saving the World...POSTED 7/5/12
Pins, Port Orleans, and Prehistori Dining...POSTED 7/11/12

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Everest, Tigers, and One Crowded Bus...POSTED 7/18/12
Gorillas and Giraffes...POSTED 7/24/12
Backstage and Birds...POSTED 8/2/12
Character Greetings and Animal Carvings...POSTED 8/12/12
Flowers, Food, and France...POSTED 8/21/12

Thursday, April 12, 2012
More 7 AM EMH!...POSTED 8/27/12
KTTK tour: Main Street USA...POSTED 9/3/12
KTTK tour: Adventureland...POSTED 9/15/12
KTTK tour: Liberty Square...POSTED 10/6/12
KTTK tour: the Utilidors!!!...POSTED 10/13/12
A Fantasmic evening...POSTED 10/28/12

Friday, April 13, 2012
One last stop at DHS...POSTED 11/4/12
Characters in Flight...POSTED 11/28/12
Good-bye, Magic Kingdom...POSTED 11/28/12
Mini golf and our last night at the Boardwalk...POSTED 12/27/12

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Departure Day and a couple final thoughts...POSTED 12/27/12

random posts
Spring Break 2013???...POSTED 8/24/12
BOOKED!...POSTED 9/1/12
My sister's going to be a CM again!...POSTED 9/24/12
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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I should really do a TR-I was so 'traumatized' last year with my sisters I didn't even want to think about that trip.
But it is more funny now, that a year has gone by.
Her 3 married dd's want to take me, not her when they take their kids to WDW.
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I should really do a TR-I was so 'traumatized' last year with my sisters I didn't even want to think about that trip.
But it is more funny now, that a year has gone by.
Her 3 married dd's want to take me, not her when they take their kids to WDW.
Now you've got us all curious...if you decide to do a tr, let us know! And if you don't, will you tell us what happened? Inquiring minds want to know!
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