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Old 09-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #31
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what! you didnt add in the dinner! You PTR tease! yeah, i know I know, but still! Love that pic of the kids! make sure you use the AAA website gas tracker! its awesome!

http://fuelcostcalculator.aaa.com/

It has been spot on for all of our trips! think ill go check mine now
I'm gonna go do the AAA fuel thingymabobber now...........

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oh, I'm glad you posted the pic of the fish and chip. I dont like one big piece! Weirds me out and tastes different to me! I'm not overly looking forward to this adr on our night, but trying to be open minded!!! what is the other dish in the picture?

Good call on meeting up after.. did we compare adr time?
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Don't worry, we won't leave you!!
You have a GREAT list of things to pack....I always bring windex...its come in handy many times to clean the front windshield on our gas breaks..sometimes the squeegee (is that the right name???) lol at the gas stations just doesn't get all the gunk off the window...I also bring Lysol wipes...cause I'm a freak and have to wash down the bathroom in any hotel we stay at...lol

Never been to R&C....it certainly looks like a fantastic place to watch Illuminations...and we would sit outside as well...cause no matter how cold it is in Florida, it's warmer then were we came from!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #35
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I'm so exciteddddddd

I'm not sure if Jon will be joining us. It will depend on his work schedule which is pretty wacky. I am hoping I can figure out time for him to be there. Lets cross fingers and he will be making big moves *fingers crossed*

Packing list for car trip I suggest lots of water, gum, fun music (sometimes there is crap on the radio), and a can of lysol. For those rest stop bathrooms or if you guys stop for the night I am a crazy person and spray the bed. ha ha Also since you guys are driving, bring your favorite pillow & blanket. I will have to look for my packing list from when I made the drive. I would now but its late and frankly, I am just lazy.

I am looking forward to more updates and I cant wait until you guys get here
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #36
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oh, I'm glad you posted the pic of the fish and chip. I dont like one big piece! Weirds me out and tastes different to me! I'm not overly looking forward to this adr on our night, but trying to be open minded!!! what is the other dish in the picture?

Good call on meeting up after.. did we compare adr time?
Fish and Chips there are great from the tastes that I had. I hate the giant pieces of fish too. LOL


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Don't worry, we won't leave you!!
You have a GREAT list of things to pack....I always bring windex...its come in handy many times to clean the front windshield on our gas breaks..sometimes the squeegee (is that the right name???) lol at the gas stations just doesn't get all the gunk off the window...I also bring Lysol wipes...cause I'm a freak and have to wash down the bathroom in any hotel we stay at...lol

Never been to R&C....it certainly looks like a fantastic place to watch Illuminations...and we would sit outside as well...cause no matter how cold it is in Florida, it's warmer then were we came from!!!
Thanks for sticking with me. I'm off today so I hope to get several updates in!

Great tip to bring Windex. I've added it to my list. Lysol wipes to.

R&C is truly the best place at EPCOT to see Illuminations. I can't even describe how awesome it is.

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I'm so exciteddddddd

I'm not sure if Jon will be joining us. It will depend on his work schedule which is pretty wacky. I am hoping I can figure out time for him to be there. Lets cross fingers and he will be making big moves *fingers crossed*

Packing list for car trip I suggest lots of water, gum, fun music (sometimes there is crap on the radio), and a can of lysol. For those rest stop bathrooms or if you guys stop for the night I am a crazy person and spray the bed. ha ha Also since you guys are driving, bring your favorite pillow & blanket. I will have to look for my packing list from when I made the drive. I would now but its late and frankly, I am just lazy.

I am looking forward to more updates and I cant wait until you guys get here
I can't wait to see you and Brodie. I hope we get to meet Jon too but I get how work gets in the way of fun.

We're keeping our satellite radio until at least after the trip down. lol. I hate regular radio anymore. Got my Disney blankie all ready to go. ha ha....

Let me know if you find your packing list. I don't want to miss anything!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:27 PM   #37
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News!!!

Welp, I've got some news. At first, I didn't know how I felt about this news, but I quickly got over it.

Last week I called Disney to see if I could apply the Disney Visa discount to our ressie. Well, as luck would have it, no discounts apply for AoA. Booooooooo.

Sooooooo, I had a decision to make. The savings was going to be over 600 bucks if we changed resorts. I talked to Joe and we both felt the same way. Gong to Disney in the winter months is so different than going in the summer months. For us, we spend little to no time at the resort in the winter. Gone from sun up to sun down. Summer is totally diferent since we are having to take breaks from the heat.

I went with the discount and changed resorts. Aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnddddddd, we are now staying here:





We really don't mind Pop to be honest. The first time we stayed there we said "never again" but last Feb we got such an awesome rate that we tried it again. It was awesome for us this time. We were in the 50's in a perfect spot. In fact, it was so perfect that I am requesting the same room for this trip. I have to call and add the room number to the ressie but when I made the change, I talked to the CM and she said that while they don't guarantee anything, that it was likely we'd get it given Joe's disabled vet status. It was a ground floor, corner room.

Yay for Pop!!

Also, we love the food court at Pop. Joe and I both think it is one of the best. They have great hummus and pita chips there as well as other healthy choices, which I love.

So, what do you think? Did I make a huge mistake by changing resorts? We plan to drive over to see AoA and to check out their food court, but we just won't be staying there.

Thoughts?
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #38
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Disney Day 2

Moving on to Disney Day 2.

Our plan is to wake up early to be in time for this:



Yep, Rope Drop at MK. Man, I love this little show. I listen to the Welcome Medley at work every fricken morning. I just love it!

Then we get to go under the arch with this sign over our heads. Isn't it the truth?



After the show we will head down Main Street. I would love to take the time to do some character meet and greets in Town Square. I rarely do that and in the winter, the weather is perfect for it. We won't melt waiting there in the hot sun.

There is one thing that I have never done that I would just love to do and that is ride in the Main Street Vehicle. It's def on my to do list. In all our trips, we'v not done that and I really, really want to.

Next it is off to the Main Street Bakery for breakfast. Here is what Joe got in Sept 2011 for breakfast when we were there:



Given my dang diet, I will likely get a fruit cup. Booooo...........

Hoping that Jenn is going to meet us at the park this day. I think that's her plan.

I was drafting up a little touring plan, but most of the time, well, ALL of the time, Joe and I go here first:





Wonder if we will see this happy CM again She was a hoot!



We will def stop here. Last Feb was the first time either of us remember stopping here. We got some super cool stuff from what I remember.



If I can talk him into it, we will ride the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Then, we'll visit our fav birdies in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room.





From there, we're off to see this guy!



Yo ho, yo ho............oops, I'm bustin' out in song right here in front of my computer.....



After Pirates, we may or may not go for a ride on the Jungle Cruise. I kinda wanna save that for the evening............

While I like to plan little touring plans, it will depend if Jenn and the gang are up to my nonesense or if we will just pitch the little plan out the window.

Next, we'll head over to Splash.







Most of the time we get a FP for either Splash or BTMRR, but depending on Joe's back , we may just get a GAC when we get to the park. If we get the GAC, we won't need any fast passes. It really depends on his back and how much standing in one place he can do. Moving for him is much better than standing.

Anywhoo, we'll ride SM and pray that we don't get drenched and if we do, pray that it isn't too cold out.

Then, we will ride BTMRR. Man, I love, love, love this ride! For whatever reason, I can't find a picture of BTMRR.
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Disney Day 2 Continued

After BTMRR, I really want to see the Country Bears. Yeah, I know...lame. I haven't seen that show in years and this time, I think I want to. I may be going by myself though. hee hee

We have not been on the Riverboat in some time either. Maybe this trip?



My guess is that it may be time for lunch by now....if so, we want to go to Be Our Guest and check out the counter service. I'm not sure where Jenn is planning to eat. I know she prefers not to do CS.

It's quite the trek to get to the other side of the park, so I am sort of hoping that it won't be time for lunch yet. If not, we'll do this first before heading over.





And this too............







The weather in January/February makes it so easy to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Of course, as long as it isn't President's Week.

Next up, what's happenin' after lunch???
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Day 2 Continued

After lunch I'm thinking that we may head back to Fantasyland. I love iaswaa. I know, the dang song never leaves your brain but honestly, it's such a cute attraction. I know a few peeps though that find it creepy with all the little dolls... lol








Next I'd like to try and ride Peter Pan. What the heck is it with that attraction that the dang lines are ridiculous? If Joe has his GAC, we may use that. If not, we will grab a FP and then get to it later.




Next up is my favorite at MK. I love, love, love, Philharmagic. It is something that we never, ever miss. I can sit there 10x in a row if they'd let me.











After Philharmagic, I'd like to ride the Carousel. I've not done that enough while at Disney. One day, I'd like to find Cinderella's horse. I've never seen it. Can you believe it???

From there, it's off to Snow White....if it's still open. I know that they're plannin to close it and put in the new attraction, but I have no clue when!







After Snow White, it's likely going to be time for the 3 p.m. Parade. Well, I may be on my own watching it, but I really don't mind. I love it. I can never get enough of it....ever.























Once the parade is over, we will make our way to Be Our Guest for an early dinner with Jenn. Yep, I know, we had it for lunch. Can't you tell I'm anxious????
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Day 2 Continued

After dinner with Jenn, we'll likely spend some time in the Fantasyland expansion. I cannot tell you how excited I am for this. Even though I detest the circus, I can't want to see what they've done.

From there, it's off to the honey pots. I really like what they've done to the queue here.











You may be asking yourself how on earth I think we can get this done. Based on our past trips in the winter (Jan/Feb) it is totally possible to do....and not be in a hurry. We won't be there near President's Week and last Feb, it was amazing how much we accomplished in the time we were there.



By this time, it may be time to grab our spot for MEP. Joe and I have a few favorite spots to watch. Lately, we like watching from the steps of City Hall or near Tony's. Seems we usually get good seats.

No pics this time because I can't seem to find any of MEP! Ugh!!!

After MEP, we will either spend a bit of time in the shops or take our spot for Wishes. I've decided that I really love to see Wishes from one of two places. Either near Tony's or upstairs at the train station.

Here are some past pictures.

















Here are a couple from the upstairs of the train station:






It's EMH this night so guess where we're off to next?

You guessed it! Tomorrowland! Woot!

To be continued...........
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You're driving all the way to WDW! WOW!

I'm really liking your pictures and plans so far. It is a nice way to make a pre trip report and illustrate it with older pics!
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SOPH! I am glad you did all the detailed planning... stealing lololol.. or just gonna follow you around all day OR NONE of this will go as planned and all of us will follow Kayla and Jack as usual Either way, I appreciate the efforts, and it looks like a great game plan!
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I'm cleaning house this week so I will let you know when I come across my packing list.

I cant wait to see everyone! I am looking forward to this visit SO much! Even though I live pretty close to to Disney, I'm really looking forward to going with other people. Its hard with Jon's wacky schedule to go with just Brodie and myself.

Its a bummer you wont be staying at AoA but last time I was there I was at POP and I really liked it. It's most likely where I will stay if I decide to do an overnight.

Loving your plans so far & I'm pumped
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I'd probably change resorts for that big of a savings, too. Although I do hope to see the new resort sometime!

I'm almost positive that Snow White closed May 31 of this year. I can't specifically remember seeing it closed, but that was the word (and Wikipedia agrees with me). Sorry!
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