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Old 11-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Let your Hart be your guide/January 2013 PTR

Welcome to my very first trip report!

We are going to the World January 25-February 2! This is our second trip to Disney.


Let's start with our cast:

Disney mom: First trip to a Disney in Oct 2010 for her 40th birthday.(Yes, she cried at first glance of the castle)Very much obsessed with this trip Favorites- Ride: Jungle Cruise/RnR Character:Lady,Tramp, Chip and Dale/Belle (Would kill for Beast's library)
Disney dad: First trip Oct 2010. Not as Disney crazy, but likes roller coasters. Favorites- Ride:Soarin'/Test track Character:Goofy


(He's a boy scout leader)

Disney brother: First trip Oct 2010. Likes all things Disney.(When he was little we watched Toy Story over and over again to the point we all had it memorized start to finish) Favorites- Ride:RnR/Soarin' Characters: Mickey/Mike Wazowski



Last but not least:

Me: First trip Oct 2010. I'm addicted to planning and have been a Disney nut most of my life. A majority of the ADRs and other decisions were made by me for this trip. Favorites- Ride:Test track/Jungle Cruise/Universe of Energy Character: Stitch/Rapunzel/ Merida and the list goes on and on


The blonde on the right
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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ADRs

We have lots of ADRs booked for this upcoming trip:
Friday:
None
Arrive in Disney


Saturday:
None
Resort hopping/Outlet mall shopping


Sunday:
MK
Breakfast at Crystal Palace
Getting our hair done at Harmony Barbershop
Fireworks special viewing

Monday:
Epcot
Dinner at Akershus(was Garden Grill)

Tuesday:
AK
Breakfast at Tusker House

Wednesday:
HS
Lunch at Sci-fi diner

Thursday:
Epcot(was MK)
Dinner at Garden Grill (1900 Park Fare)

Friday:
MK
Dinner at 1900 Park Fare (was Akershus and then it was Garden Grill )

Saturday:
None
Breakfast at Ohana
Sadly leaving this day


Did we pick wisely?
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Sounds great! We started our last Disney trip with Crystal Palace...great place for your first ADR! Garden Grill was also really fun and YUM! Tastes like grandma's cooking.

Hope you have a GREAT trip!
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Sounds great! We started our last Disney trip with Crystal Palace...great place for your first ADR! Garden Grill was also really fun and YUM! Tastes like grandma's cooking.

Hope you have a GREAT trip!
Thanks, January can't come any sooner. I love Tigger and Eeyore, which is why we chose it. I've heard good reviews about Garden Grill and we can't wait to try it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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Down in New Orleans

Soundtrack: Down in New Orleans

So where are we staying?
Port Orleans Riverside of course!

(photo credit to: portorleans.org)

We love Princess and the Frog so this resort is right up our alley. I can quote every word to Almost There, Down in New Orleans and Never Knew I needed. The movie is perfect, except for the part where Naveen gets turned into a frog(creeped me out a bit).

Anyways, we've requested to stay in Alligator Bayou:

We're hoping to stay in buildings 16, 17, 37or 38, so we can get a banquette bed for the little brother to sleep on.



He'll get to sleep under Louis!



Louis is even on the pillows on the bed(hard to see here)!



Sorry the pictures are so big, I have no idea how to make them smaller!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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We're going in January as well, and it'll sort of be our second trip -- we've been to Orlando twice, but for various reasons only my middle daughter and I have actually gotten to the Disney parks, and we just did one day at the MK. I'm older than your mom, but I'm way excited about finally getting to see Epcot.

All the places you're eating at except the Sci-Fi would be on my list... if anyone in the family besides me was interested in eating at WDW. Can't be denied that sit-down meals take longer, meaning less park time that day, but I think your choices would be worth it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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We're going in January as well, and it'll sort of be our second trip -- we've been to Orlando twice, but for various reasons only my middle daughter and I have actually gotten to the Disney parks, and we just did one day at the MK. I'm older than your mom, but I'm way excited about finally getting to see Epcot.
I absolutely love Epcot! Such a wonderful place, on our lat trip we spent more time in Epcot than any other park.

Hope you have a wonderful trip!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
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When will my trip begin?

Soundtrack: When will my life begin?

We added a new ADR tonight!! We're going to be feasting on dinner at Whispering Cannon Cafe with crazy antics and all. We've never eaten here but all we've read has been fantastic.


Maybe we can even trick the brother into asking for ketchup
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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My Disney Bucket List

Soundtrack: He Mele No Lilo

Here is my Disney bucket list:
I would love to take my best friend to the World


To be the last family left in the park(even if that doesn't happen, I will stay from open to close in one park on this trip)


Eating with Eeyore and Tigger, of course(happening on this trip)


Spending 24 hours in the park!(Maybe one day...)


Finally trip a Dole Whip(Yes this will alaso be done this trip)


Hope to see these

More to come....
I hope to accomplish at least half on this trip.
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Hope to see these

More to come....
I hope to accomplish at least half on this trip.


We saw one of those made at Downtown Disney, practically our first "Disney experience."

Dole Whips are... interesting. Once my brain decided it tasted like pineapple, it was pretty good, but with the very first bite there was a long minute there where it was just this weird concoction of random chemicals and my brain is going, "WHY ARE YOU FEEDING ME PLASTIC?" The ones I've had since tasted like pineapple from the git go, though.
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Hi! We'll be at French Quarter the same time you are at Riverside! We plan on eating at the Riverside food court at least once!
We'll be at Epcot on Monday too. You're right, Epcot is awesome! I love planning dinners around the world showcase.

I love your bucket list, the cast member water drawings are so much fun. I've seen Stitch and Goofy!
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Hi! We'll be at French Quarter the same time you are at Riverside! We plan on eating at the Riverside food court at least once!
We'll be at Epcot on Monday too. You're right, Epcot is awesome! I love planning dinners around the world showcase.

Thats awesome, we're excited to stay there. And Epcot is truely amazing, I'm glad someone agrees with me!
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Soundtrack: I just can't wait to be king!

We have reservations to get pixie dusted/gel at the Harmony Barbershop but after reading on here on the boards I sadly found out that they have discontinued the gel because the company closed. I wish they would be able to find a new kind of gel to replace the old, but others have said that they most likely won't. The little brother was really hoping to get a hidden mickey on the back of his head.


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Changes one again

Soundtrack:Under the Sea

More changes! After reviewing multiple crowd calenders, we've decided to change are park days and resturants around on Thursday and Friday. We decided that Thursday will be Epcot and Garden Grill(was MK and 1900 Park Fare) and Friday will be MK and 1900 Park Fare( was Epcot and Garden Grill). These will be our second days in both parks so the switch isn'tthat bad.

I also wanted to show you the hat and gloves I got the other day at Target. Yes, they are little girls but they fit and I thought they were adorable! (Actually this is the second set of the gloves I got. Long story short-I lost the first pair only a few days after getting them)




These pictures don't do them justice but the gloves are convertable which I adore.

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Old 11-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #15
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Small set back :(

I found out today that two rides that we really wanted to ride will be closed when we arrive in Disney ! The Mad Tea Party and Splash Mountain will both be closed When we went last time the TMTP was closed then too. I was excited to ride since we missed it the last time around. We've never been able to take those iconic Disney tea cup pics and now we'll have to wait again And the little brother was really looking forward to riding splash mountain because we wouldn't let him the last trip.
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