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Old 02-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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know what you mean about after you have a stressful few weeks, you are ready to just be there already and be on vacation.. AHHH- I could go for a vacation right about now!
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My husband hates it when I notice errors like that in magazine articles about Disney. He says I shouldn't even read them.

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know what you mean about after you have a stressful few weeks, you are ready to just be there already and be on vacation.. AHHH- I could go for a vacation right about now!
Definitely! In November and December, I had been covered for a co-worker who was out on sick leave, so I was working twice as hard as usual. While I was in Disney, she went out again, so I'm back to doing two jobs. Is it spring break yet?

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Thanks! I got it as a wedding gift from my mom - I believe it's from Bed Bath and Beyond!

I just don't get how certain errors get past the writer and editor! It's not as though there aren't a thousand Disney resources for them to check. And if they don't really have an interest in writing about Disney, they can always hire me!!
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Haha you are just like us with the Starbucks before flights! My husband's first stop once we are through security is Starbucks on those early-morning flights! We are also from Seattle, so that kind of just comes with the territory of being coffee fiends.

I cracked up at the magazine! DISNEYLAND FLORIDA? Like, how does someone really put that in a magazine?! I'm an English major nerd and love editing like you wouldn't believe, so when I see typos like this in magazines or any other professional-type writing it drives me insane, haha.
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Haha you are just like us with the Starbucks before flights! My husband's first stop once we are through security is Starbucks on those early-morning flights! We are also from Seattle, so that kind of just comes with the territory of being coffee fiends.

I cracked up at the magazine! DISNEYLAND FLORIDA? Like, how does someone really put that in a magazine?! I'm an English major nerd and love editing like you wouldn't believe, so when I see typos like this in magazines or any other professional-type writing it drives me insane, haha.

I love my pre-flight Starbucks! It was extra necessary for this trip, because I didn't have any milk in the fridge, so I didn't have any coffee at home before getting to the airport. It's a good thing I was so excited about Disney, otherwise I never would have made it out of the house.

And I'm almost caught up on your DL TR! I think I'm only one page behind.

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Chapter 3 - Guess that means we can skip Animal Kingdom!


Chapter 3 - Guess that means we can skip Animal Kingdom!

We finally made it!! We were back in Florida!! I knew what my first goal was going to be after stepping off the plane.

@GertieTheDino89 First mission of the trip - I will NOT get lost in the airport this time.

Please tell me some of the rest of you have that problem. I get so caught up in the Disney Haze that just about every time I arrive in Florida, I always go to the wrong side of the airport and waste time wandering in circles trying to find the DME. But not this time!

I had my DME information in the side pocket of my carry on, so while we were waiting for it to be our turn to get off the plane,I studied it and was determined to finally go the right direction.

First up - The Fake-o-Rail!



I was bouncing off the walls with excitement by this point. The other people on the Fake-o-Rail didn't really seem all that excited to be in Florida. They must not be going to Disney.



As we got off, I just kept telling myself "Go to B, Go to B, Go to B."



SUCCESS!!

As we approached the DME Motorcoach Boarding, we could see that most of the lines were pretty long, so I had a feeling we wouldn't be getting one of the prime seats near the front.



But that's okay! I didn't care! You know who else didn't care about the long lines? That girl about to do a cartwheel. YOU GO CARTWHEEL GIRL!

Saratoga Springs guests were sent over to line 3, along with Fort Wilderness, Port Orleans and Old Key West. As suspected, we we pretty far back in line. However, the great part about getting into a long DME line? You won't be waiting long for your bus to arrive! We were only in line for a few minutes before we started moving forward.



Both my favorite and least favorite transportation service in the world, depending on which direction it is taking me.

@GertieTheDino89 So far DME has played Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow and the Soarin' music. It's like they knew I was coming.

I didn't catch our driver's name, because the people who were sitting behind us we SOLOUD and talking about golf. WHO CARES ABOUT GOLFING IN DISNEY?

I really wish I had known our driver's name though, because he was hysterical. He told us that they had added some new segments to the DME video (!!!!!), and that the length of time it added meant that it the length of the video was longer than the drive to the resorts. He told us that meant we had 3 options:
  • He could pull the bus over and we could watch it
  • We could go to Tampa
  • We could go straight to Disney and the video will still be playing when people get off the bus

Now, I know I said I was SOEXCITED to get to Disney, but...I totally voted for option one. #sorrynotsorry

However, the rest of the bus cheered when he Option 3, so there were no movie watching stops or Tampa detours for our bus.



So ready to watch the DME video!

As we were driving along and watching the NEW DME CLIPS, featuring New Fantasyland, Test Track 2.0 and Splitsville, the driver also mentioned that the previous day, the people on the bus had seen some alligators during the drive. He said that he'd point out where they were usually spotted, and then said, "If you see the alligators, that means you don't have to go to Animal Kingdom!" Poor Animal Kingdom.

Apparently people did see a small alligator on our side of the bus, but I didn't see it, and I can't identify if he's one of the blurs in the picture I took.



I was totally immersed in the DME video, that it seemed like only minutes after we had gotten on the bus, I was greeted by this glorious sign!



One of the greatest sights in the world. I was officially home!!

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Joining in! We were at Disney around the same time but it was a shorter trip.

We stayed at SSR a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it! Looking forward to reading more about your trip.
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We stayed at SSR a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it! Looking forward to reading more about your trip.


Hey there neighbor (at least, I'm assuming so by your screen name - I'm in Howard County MD)! Wasn't it nice escaping to Florida for a few days while everyone else in the Mid-Atlantic was dealing with snow and ice storms?

I'll have you check our your TR! And I'm eager to read the one in your signature from your trip to the Poly - that's my dream resort, really hope I am able to stay there one day!
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Hey there neighbor (at least, I'm assuming so by your screen name - I'm in Howard County MD)! Wasn't it nice escaping to Florida for a few days while everyone else in the Mid-Atlantic was dealing with snow and ice storms?

I'll have you check our your TR! And I'm eager to read the one in your signature from your trip to the Poly - that's my dream resort, really hope I am able to stay there one day![/COLOR][/B]
We are neighbors! Yes, we're in Northern Virginia and usually use BWI to fly to Disney!

And yes, it was so nice to avoid the cold and wintry weather during our trip although it did give us a slight wrinkle in our travel plans

Our Poly trip is probably going to be the gold standard for all of our future Disney trips. Everything clicked and hummed perfectly along for that whole trip. And of course, Poly was our dream resort so that was just icing on the cake.
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