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Old 01-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:54 PM   #17
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How funny that we were both in the 50s section!! I wonder if we ran into each other ever! I'll look for myself in your pictures

AoA does look gorgeous! I wanted to walk over while we were there and check it out but we were always so exhausted I never got a chance!

How sad that you waited so long for the ME. I wonder why. And uh-oh I sense a luggage story coming...

And I definitely agree. Any Disney job would be fine with me.
That would be so strange if we did! It would definitely be a small world after all!
AoA is seriously so wonderful! We went there a couple times throughout this trip. I fell in love with it and the walk between them was like nothing.
Ding ding ding we have a winner!!! luggage story
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #19
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We waited quite some time for our luggage, by 12:50 it still didn’t arrive. I read the ME packet which told us if our flight came in after 10PM we had to get our own luggage, ours came in at 8:40 so we were good. Well we waited the 3 hours and it still didn’t arrive.

I wish I was smart like my friends, both Leandra and Andy packed pjs in their carry ons. I thought about it before I left but decided not to. Since no one was showing up Leandra called down to luggage to see if they had it. They put her on hold while they checked, that’s when they told us they only had one suitcase. Great I was secretly hoping that it was mine. When we asked whose it was they said Andrew and that someone would be up soon with it.

By 2 am a cast member was at our door with Andy’s suitcase we thanked him and then decided to call it a night. And boy was I a little mad since I would be sleeping in my jeans and contacts….not good!

The next morning Alicia got ready and left the room by 7:20 to catch a DCP bus to get to training. At 8:30 our room phone started ringing Leandra answered it and by the half of the conversation I could hear it seemed like they didn’t know where our luggage was. They asked for her cell number so they could contact her once they did find it.

Maybe 15 minutes later her cell started to ring, they found our luggage!!! We would just have to wait 3 more hours before we got it. There was not falling back to sleep for me so Leandra and I just caught up on each others lives. At 10 I ended up texting my mother telling her everything that had happened and how my whole day was pretty much ruined since I couldn’t leave the room because I was seriously a hot mess!

To pass the 1.5 hours left we had I decided to pull out my laptop and watch pitch perfect (hence the title of this trip report!) It was soon passing the 3 hour time once again. Leandra called down and they said that the luggage would soon be up. When the cast member arrived they only had mine. Leandra’s was still lost! We asked the CM who we should talk to about this situation, he told us to call his manager.

Leandra called the manager and told them she was still missing her luggage and how most of our day was ruined. That is when we got the news that Leandra’s luggage was damaged from the flight. The manager said the only thing he could do was give us fastpasses.

The manager came to our room to give us our fastpasses and talk to leandra about her luggage. After such a messed up night and morning it was time to change it! Finally let the memories begin!!!
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Oh my god. That's a terrible luggage story! Like my worst nightmare come true!

How badly was her luggage damaged?!

Fastpasses are nice and all but really that's all they had to offer after all that hassle? I would really think Disney would have something in place. I'm sure this wasn't the first time something went wrong
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We finally decided to adventure outside our room, crazy I know! Leandra was ok without having her luggage because she packed an extra pair of clothes and a swim suit. Why is she so smart?! We all got changed and ready for the day.



We came to a mutual decision of going to AoA for lunch since we already tried Pop’s quick service. I wasn’t expecting AoA to be so close to Pop, but when I thought about it, it made sense since the AoA buildings were suppose to be the early 90’s of Pop Century but after 9/11 Disney held off finishing off the resort since there was a low tourist rate. The strange thing is probably that they just left the old buildings up not completed yet everyone who stayed at Pop would definitely be able to see these buildings.

We walked through the 60s off to the bridge that connects Pop and AoA







The main area at AoA is Nemo, I was sad that the playground was closed (it was closed everyday we were there) Also to make sure there is no pool hopping only AoA resorts are allowed in the pool area which is gated off. You need your room key to enter.

Soon we entered the main building and I had a little freak out, it is perfect in there! Now lets go get us some food! Decisions, decisions we all finally picked what we wanted. Andy had to wait till his fish cooked so he told us to go find a seat.

The CM who cashed us out was perfect! He called us princesses and asked us if we were going to a park today. We told him no and that it was a lazy stay at the resort day. He told us that everyone needs those on a Disney trip (to bad it was our first day here!) Then we asked him if we could come back for our gelato, he said that would be no problem and brought up a cars reference when mater ate the Wasabi thinking it was pistachio ice cream. Then our receipt he put pistachio gelato as our dessert

We got a table in what I like to call the circle of life room.



Now for some FOOD PICS!

I got some Disney pizza with a Caesar side salad, an ice tea for later and filled my mug with some coke. Of course the pizza was good, it’s disney pizza!



Leandra got the stir fry with rice & squash, peach white tea and coke. I had some of the squash, it was different.



I didn’t get a photo of Andy’s. He got fish with the same sides as Leandra, a bottle of pop. They both were talking about how different the rice tasted. I decided to try some and it reminded me of the rice they have at my work

While we were eating our lunch a huge group of cast members came in and started inspecting the floor of the room we were sitting in. It was definitely a sight to see. I wish I knew what they were doing.




After we finished our lunch it was time to get our dessert. I was planning on getting the gelato but the smoothies were looking real good. Since I couldn’t make up my mind Leandra went first. She went with the traditional chocolate gelato



I finally decided on getting some raspberry gelato, I was happy with my choice



Andy got my second choice, the strawberry banana smoothie. It looked real good!



We took our snacks and went outside by the pool. They had the main gate to the pool open so we were allowed to sit in there and enjoy the atmosphere.





Once we finished we headed back to pop, we walked through the walk way between nemo and cars. With the first look into the cars section I fell in love. That would probably be my first choice room I would want to stay in.





When we arrived back to our room there was a surprise waiting for us!
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So I just watched Pitch Perfect last night. I think I understand your title, right???

Haha

Oh just read the luggage story!! I would be P'Oed if all they could do was give you fastpasses!! They should have given you a gift card or something!!

Actually 6 years ago our luggage never was transferred to our new hotel room and the manager bought us a meal the next day. They should have done that for you guys!!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #23
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Oh my god. That's a terrible luggage story! Like my worst nightmare come true!

How badly was her luggage damaged?!

Fastpasses are nice and all but really that's all they had to offer after all that hassle? I would really think Disney would have something in place. I'm sure this wasn't the first time something went wrong
It was definitely a situation that I would never want to happen again. Her luggage was cracked in like maybe 4 places and it was funny because hers was a hard shell one.

We had a long talk with the manager about how we were going to to to the park that morning but our plans got ruined. His response was that he was only allowed to give out fastpasses because it was Jetblue not the Disney company.



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So I just watched Pitch Perfect last night. I think I understand your title, right???

Haha

Oh just read the luggage story!! I would be P'Oed if all they could do was give you fastpasses!! They should have given you a gift card or something!!

Actually 6 years ago our luggage never was transferred to our new hotel room and the manager bought us a meal the next day. They should have done that for you guys!!!!
Yesss!! Pitch Perfect started off our trip & we were singing the songs the entire trip.

We gave the manager our whole sob story about how we were going to go to the park with a CM in the morning but in the afternoon she had to work therefore by the time we got our luggage it would be pointless. He said he couldnt do anything about that and all he could do was give us fastpasses.
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What a rough start to your day but at least you made the most of it!

AoA looks so gorgeous! Your food looked yummy too. I would love to know what those people were all inspecting the floor for
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What a bummer about the luggage situation! Glad you were able to still make the best of the day though. We are looking forward to checking out AoA on our next trip and eating at the CS there.
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What a rough start to your day but at least you made the most of it!

AoA looks so gorgeous! Your food looked yummy too. I would love to know what those people were all inspecting the floor for
I just had to get out of that room!
AoA is like the perfect resort! I'm so sad you didn't get a chance to go there. Me too! I wonder if they didn't like the floor tiling, guess we shall see if the floor changes?


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What a bummer about the luggage situation! Glad you were able to still make the best of the day though. We are looking forward to checking out AoA on our next trip and eating at the CS there.
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AoA is wonderful! I feel like I spent more time over there than at pop! There quick service is also amazing, they have a lot to offer.
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So I was reading through TR and say the title that started with "acca" and was like I wonder if that's a reference to pitch perfect which my family was watching the other day and I'll admit it was kind of catchy haha good trip report!
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So I was reading through TR and say the title that started with "acca" and was like I wonder if that's a reference to pitch perfect which my family was watching the other day and I'll admit it was kind of catchy haha good trip report!
Nailed it...pitch perfect songs were stuck in our heads the whole trip!
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A Day in The Sun

On the bed was Leandra’s damanged suitcase, and by damaged I mean damaged. We seemed to get a good laugh about it.

At first you look at it and say oh no big just a little crack. But if you look at the top left hand corner you will see that a wheel is missing.





Well at least she finally got her luggage! She also was given the number to call Jetblue about the whole situation where she could either get a new suitcase or a flight voucher.

We had time to kill before Alicia would be back from work so we decided to head to the pool to relax. So we grabbed our refillable mugs and headed to the food court first. But before we did that I made Leandra and Andy pose for a picture.





We decided to check out the resort gift shop. Leandra was on a role with what she wanted to purchase. Her reaction to the prices were funny, she couldn’t believe some of them. Welcome to Disney! After browsing we filled our mugs and came out to the beautiful sunshine!



Now the decision to where to sit. We ended up finding 3 chairs in between 2 pal trees which we claimed to be ours for the remainder of this trip. At this point of the day at Pop they were having their pool party. The game they were starting was know the Disney Lyrics. Instead of playing me and Leandra decided to just sing along with the songs.

At this moment in life every thing was perfect!



Seriously though it was beautiful out!



After awhile we decided to go test the water to see how cold it was. It wasn’t actually that bad. Me and Leandra ended up sitting on the edge of the pool while Andrew slept in the sun.



We sat that for a good amount of time, we watched the kids play games, Leandra kept telling me how happy she was that she was in Disney and I kept questioning what the Lifegaurds were doing. Every so often the lifeguards use the “Disney point” and walk along the pool lining things up. I have no clue what its for? Just to make a count of people in the pool? I personally have no idea

We ended moving after this little girl started jumping in multiple times right near us. It was cute at first until she started getting closer and closer. Peace out!

When we went back to our lounge chairs we noticed a big group of people checking into the resort with matching t-shirts. Oh yay my favorite thing about Disney! They had a person filming everything though, which later on in the trip I believe I was filmed because I ended up getting tangled in the web of people...



Then there was this precious little boy who was determined to catch a squirrel. He followed his every move





It soon got close to 5:30 when Alicia would be getting out of training. So we decided to head back up to the room and get ready for the night. Andy went to refill his and Alicia’s mug, then waited for Alicia to get off her DCP bus. In that time I transferred all the photos I took on my phone to my computer.

Soon Alicia and Andy were back at the room. Alicia got a good laugh about Leandra’s luggage and then told us all about training that day. And once again I wished I had her life….

Then we were off to catch a motor coach!
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Oh my gosh, how do you even do that much damage to a suitcase? Drop it from the plane mid flight?! That's crazy, but at least she had her stuff I guess.

Sounds like you had a really relaxing day at the pool. I know I have commented on them before, but your Toy Story Toms are SO CUTE!
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