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Old 07-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Duffy has the Pixie Dust! July 2012 TR (9/5 Update)

Hello! Welcome to my July trip report. For my new readers, let me briefly introduce us!

DH (Gregg) and I (Debby) both love WDW. I am very blessed that he enjoys it as much as I do. We became DVC members in 2009, and we are finally slowing down in the parks. We didn't do rope drop every morning of this trip, and the world didn't stop. I'm a teacher and dh is a letter carrier.

Hannah and Emma are our ten-year-old twins. They can't comprehend how lucky they are to be able to travel to WDW twice a year. They are entering fifth grade .


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Glad you started a TR. And your girls were very well behaved when I aw them at AKL. Very pretty girls. . Can't wait to hear about your trip.
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Hi, Debby!!! I'm here for all the fun!!!
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We became DVC members in 2009, and we are finally slowing down in the parks. We didn't do rope drop every morning of this trip, and the world didn't stop.
It is nice to slow down - to do a few things, have swim/rest/eating time, then go do a few more things.
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It is nice to slow down - to do a few things, have swim/rest/eating time, then go do a few more things.
I don't think your family slows down... it must have been so awesome to be there with Brooklyn to pace it for just the two of you.

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Let's start this again. (I just accidentally clicked and lost my typing...)
Forgive the iphone shots...I didn't use the "real" camera for our morning arrival!



We had a relatively stress-free morning. My mom didn't answer her wake up call, so I was a bit nervous about time. (She asked me to call her before we left our house.) I figured if she didn't answer, I'd just let myself in to wake her. She did answer though, and when we arrived, she came out and hopped in the van.

Easy check in at the airport and uneventful trip through security. We grabbed breakfast and boarded the plane for our 6:55 takeoff.



We landed at 9:05, loaded magical express



and waited about 30 min to leave airport. I was a bit irritated by a man (clearly not a newbie to WDW) complaining on the bus. I wanted to remind him that (1) Magical Express was free and (2) he was headed to WDW in July, he needed to prepare himself for waits! (I sat quietly like a good girl though!)

We checked in easily and the CM told me our room request to be near the lobby was met! We hoped on the AK bus and 5 min later we arrived at AK at 11:26!



We grabbed fastpasses for Kali and skipped the 50 min wait for Everest. It was lunch time, and I decided ahead of time for Yak and Yeti counter service.



After lunch, we headed to Primeval whirl which oddly had only a 10 min wait. We rode it twice - my girls love this ride and giggle throughout. I think I make a lot of Ugh noises!!

Dh lost his sunglasses on the second ride. He realized it as we were walking down the long exit. I headed back and asked the CM. He found glasses in the ride vehicle (same color as ours) but they weren't dh's.



We headed to Dinosaur which turned into a 30 min wait. (It was 20 before a tour group.) After Dino, I asked girls if they wanted to do primeval whirl again... As we were walking by, I saw a cm giving other cm glasses and cell phones. I saw Gregg's glasses. I was so excited. I looked at the CM and said "They say fossil!" They thought I was crazy... Dinoland - fossil...I was so excited I didn't say - "oh good my dh lost his sunglasses 30 min ago, they are the ones that say fossil on the side." I don't know if I ever got my wits about me and said anything that made sense, but they did give me the glasses!

We went to use the 1:05 FP for Kali around 1:25 and at 1:30, we got a text that the room was ready! We were drenched!!!

We left the park and Gregg reminded me of Tables in Wonderland card. I sent them ahead. Went back into the park and bought the tiw, I arrived at the bus stop as bus pulled up.

Up next - our room
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I can't even imagine how amazing that must be arriving that early in the morning! Sounds like a great first day and what luck being in the right place at the right time for Gregg's glasses

Great pics btw...
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Your trip was off to a great start right off the bat! Hurray for being able to reclaim DH's glasses -- too funny about not making any sense -- I would have been the same way, I have no doubt.
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You guys are off to a great start!! Can't wait to read more!!

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #15
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Arrived and in Animal Kingdom in a short time - that's a good start. Just be glad you didn't have to spend your whole trip with the guy on the bus. He might possibly have put a little damper on your trip.

Glad you found the sunglasses.
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