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Old 04-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #31
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Sounds like a smooth arrival day so far! Yay for getting a real Magical Express bus!!!! Aww...there is nothing better than seeing the Walt Disney World sign! Love it! You got a great picture too! I still haven't got a good picture of it. Hopefully next trip!

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Just saw this pop up on the man TR page and so I clicked on it and now that I know that this is your TR of course I have to subscribe sorry i didn't see this or subscribe sooner but i'm hear and can't wait to hear about this trip
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I'm here! I didn't even see you started this! Now gotta go read!

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another of your TR's! Isn't seeing that sign Disney sign for the first time the best feeling?!

I am really looking forward to your pictures of the Boardwalk! We have 5 months til we stay there and I'm counting on you to get me through
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Yay Arrival day! Glad the weather for the week looked good, I'm hoping for the same forecast in 2 weeks! I love arriving in MCO, I always want to stop and look around, but I'm in too much of a hurry to get our bags and our car and get to Disney already!

Love the pictures of the welcome sign! I can't wait to be there soon!
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Great so far. I agree to Walt Disney Arch NEVER gets old. I just love it.
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YAY for your arrival day! I can't wait to see some pics of your room at Boardwalk and the view from it!
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I'm here!!! I'm so excited! Is it weird that I thought of you when I had Chick-Fil-A the other night? Hahah I seriously did. I'm sorry I'm such a creeper. (That new clown guy looks like a creeper too.) Whatever hahah, anyways, I'm excited to hear all about it!

PS. I would have been excited to see the resorts for the first time too! Can't wait to see pics of the Boardwalk!
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I'm joining in! We might be staying at the Boardwalk for the first time in the fall so I'm excited to read all about it.
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I'm here.

I love the Boardwalk. Love love love. Can't wait to hear all about it.
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Great first update! There's nothing that can compare to the feeling of finally landing in MCO and hopping on the ME! Where is Chic-Fil-A in MCO? I've read almost all of your TRs and heard people raving about this place for years now...I need to try it!!!

Can't wait to hear more. That picture of the WDW entrance gates just drew tears from my eyes!!
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Chick-Fil-A is located in the food court in the main terminal (where they have a bunch of shops and restaurants). I am not sure what side your flights usually come in from, but looking at the map, it is closer to the east side, which is gates 60-129. I found this map on the MCO website: just scroll over Chick-Fil-A and it shows you where it is.

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Sounds like a smooth arrival day so far! Yay for getting a real Magical Express bus!!!! Aww...there is nothing better than seeing the Walt Disney World sign! Love it! You got a great picture too! I still haven't got a good picture of it. Hopefully next trip!

Can't wait for more!
I just love seeing that sign. I was surprised the picture turned out as well as it did since I was in the middle of the bus. I guess having a good zoom helps.

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Just saw this pop up on the man TR page and so I clicked on it and now that I know that this is your TR of course I have to subscribe sorry i didn't see this or subscribe sooner but i'm hear and can't wait to hear about this trip
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another of your TR's! Isn't seeing that sign Disney sign for the first time the best feeling?!

I am really looking forward to your pictures of the Boardwalk! We have 5 months til we stay there and I'm counting on you to get me through
Hi Dawn.

Oooh, did you change resorts? I thought you were staying at the Contemporary.

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Yay Arrival day! Glad the weather for the week looked good, I'm hoping for the same forecast in 2 weeks! I love arriving in MCO, I always want to stop and look around, but I'm in too much of a hurry to get our bags and our car and get to Disney already!

Love the pictures of the welcome sign! I can't wait to be there soon!
Hi Jen! Hopefully the weather will be nice for you-I know you've had a lot of rain on your last couple trips too. LOL, yeah, I get that-we usually don't do anything other than get our lunch before going to get the Magical Express!

I'm jealous your trip is coming up-man, I have a problem, I just got home and am already wanting to go back. I told my sister if she goes back for another DCP I am going with her.

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Great so far. I agree to Walt Disney Arch NEVER gets old. I just love it.
Thanks! I love the arch too. When you see that you know you're home.

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YAY for your arrival day! I can't wait to see some pics of your room at Boardwalk and the view from it!
Sadly I don't have any pictures from the room itself but I have plenty of our view!

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I'm here!!! I'm so excited! Is it weird that I thought of you when I had Chick-Fil-A the other night? Hahah I seriously did. I'm sorry I'm such a creeper. (That new clown guy looks like a creeper too.) Whatever hahah, anyways, I'm excited to hear all about it!

PS. I would have been excited to see the resorts for the first time too! Can't wait to see pics of the Boardwalk!
haha, well, if you're a creeper then I am too because I think of certain DISers when I see things too.

Another update coming soon. I can't wait to share the pictures from the Boardwalk. I still can't believe I finally got to stay there!

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I'm here.

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Hi Danielle!

Really, what is there NOT to love about the Boardwalk?!
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Oooh, did you change resorts? I thought you were staying at the Contemporary
We were doing a split stay between the BW and the CR. We just changed it though and we switched the GF for the CR
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Oh, OK. That sounds great! I would love to stay at the Grand Floridian some day (maybe when they get the DVC units done).
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Saturday, April 7, 2012 cont'd (part 2)

So after making our one stop at Port Orleans, we were shortly pulling into the Boardwalk. I remember a few years ago, our Magical Express bus was picking people up on the way back to the airport and I was thinking how it must be so nice to stay there. I have always enjoyed visiting the Boardwalk and was SO excited to finally get the chance to stay there. I couldn't wait to get off the bus!



As you can see in the picture, there was another ME bus at the stop (probably picking people up) so we had to wait a few minutes for that bus to pull out. Once the bus was gone, we hopped off, thanked our driver, and went to get our Welcome packet from the front desk. Dad had done online check-in beforehand so we were able to get our stuff pretty quickly. Though even if we hadn't done the online check-in, it wouldn't have taken that long because there were maybe a couple other families at most checking in at the same time. One of the CMs welcomed us and we chatted for a few minutes. I don't exactly remember how the conversation got started but we mentioned how Emma had done the College Program in the fall and worked at Hollywood Studios, and the CM was telling us how his daughter also worked there at the American Idol Experience (jealous). He was also telling us about Toy Story Mania and how it's so popular and that we'd need to get to the park early if we wanted to ride. Being the old pros we are, obviously we knew that but it was still fun talking with him for a few minutes. Then it was time to check out our room!

Our room was on the third floor, #3029. Once we found it, the first thing we did was check out the view. So we open the curtains, slide the door open, step outside and see...
























HEAVEN. That's looking toward the right and then directly across Crescent Lake was a great view of the Beach Club.


I love how there were two Friendship boats crossing paths too. Below our balcony were a couple of the Boardwalk games.


Since I can't do a panoramic picture, how about a panoramic video? Just click to play.


Don't you just wish you could transport yourself there right now? I do! Dad asked me if I was satisfied, and boy was I ever. Let me tell you, that view never got old the whole week. Amazing!

Once we were done admiring all those wonderful sights (atleast for the moment) we went back inside. I got a text from Emma so I sent her a picture of the view too to give her a little Disney fix. We also called home to say that we made it to the resort. After a brief conversation Dad wanted to go explore the resort a little bit and get our bearings. Sadly I do not have any pictures from that.

The next order of business was to get our Annual Passes! We had both ordered them at home so we just needed to turn in our vouchers. We asked if they could do it at the resort, which they couldn't. They told us we'd need to go to one of the parks. No big deal, since we had two choices right within walking distance. So off to Epcot it was! The walk over to the International Gateway was perfect-the sun was shining and it wasn't too hot. Such a great way to start the trip.

It took a while for the CM to finally get our passes-I think she said she scanned one of the vouchers and then scanned the same one again, and then she entered all of our personal information in case the APs were somehow misplaced. But, eventually we had those new APs in hand and we were eager to use them right away. Both of us had issues with the finger scanner which was annoying considering they were brand-new tickets. Luckily, we didn't really have any other problems the rest of the trip.

Part of the reason we chose to go to Epcot was because I wanted to see some of the Flower and Garden Festival displays. We were also hoping to do some of the lesser Future World attractions that don't get huge waits in the late afternoon. As we made our way toward Future World, we spotted the Disneynature sand sculpture for the new movie, Chimpanzee.




I love all the Disneynature movies and definitely hope to see this one. The little baby chimp, Oscar, is too cute.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the Flower and Garden Festival? It is just amazing how Epcot becomes a different park with all of the bright colors. One of my favorites is always the big floral arrangement around the water. And then those little floating flower beds. How do they get those in there?!


As we continued on our way, I pointed out the Butterfly garden. Even though butterflies sort of freak me out, we went inside.


In addition to lots of butterflies, there are plenty more colorful flowers.


A sign in case you want to try to identify any of the butterflies.


The only ones I can identify are monarchs.


The garden was brimming with all sorts of flowers, plants, and of course, Bambi!








Shout-out to marDgreen88 right here because she just mentioned the Bambi topiaries in her TR from December. It's funny how they can mix the same topiaries with different plants to create two completely different displays!

Even though I've been to the F&GF several times now, I can never get over how gorgeous the displays actually are. Everything is just so vibrant and cheerful.


As we were leaving, I saw a butterfly sitting on one of the flowers. There was one guy taking a picture and I thought that I would try too. Here is my lame attempt at an artistic picture. I think the blurriness is a combination of the butterfly fluttering away, and also me running away because I was afraid it would land on me.

But now it was time to do some rides. Any guesses on what our first attraction would be?
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Beautiful pictures! The Boardwalk is so lovely, and that's one heck of a view you had!! All the photos of the F&G festival is really making me want to plan a spring trip sometime to check it out!

And for a guess for the first attraction, since you said you wanted to try some of the lesser FW attractions with little waits, I'm going to guess Living with the Land!
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