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Old 02-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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All it takes is Faith and Trust...A May Pre-Trip report filled with Pixie Dust

Hello and welcome to my little trip report! I am so excited to be heading back to WDW! I was in FL in December for a conference and it was painful walking by the Magical Express stations....

Ugghhhh..... We did not get to go to one park

On the bright side, the weather was beautiful and....

Thank the Good Lord....DH and I will be in returning to WDW in May!!!!! I am praying for a pixie dust filled trip! We will be celebrating our 5th anniversary by taking a 3 day Cruise on the Disney Dream and spending a few days at AKL afterwards!

Beautiful AKL:



The Beautiful Disney Dream:




About Me:
Nichelle, born in the 80's, loves old school Disney movies, reading, ballet, and people with a goofy sense of humor like myself Really, I am just a silly, goofy girl who laughs at everything and always has a smile on my face


About DH:
DH is a little bit older than me..he was born in the 70's and is a bit more pragmatic. I guess you could say he is more grounded in reality than I am
However, he loves Disney as much as I do! He loves Cars...lol, and all the new Marvel/Disney movies. He is also an artist and I am amazed at how talented he is!




And....just for fun here is me dressed like a hot dog



Told you I am silly Well, we have just about 3 months to go so I guess it is time to get this party started! Next up ADR's!

P.S. The picture of AKL is from Disney and the picture of the Dream is from Allears which has loads of good information
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I'm following along! What are your dates for May? DH and I will also be at AKL in May I haven't started a PTR yet but was hoping to start one in the next couple of days. Is this your first visit to AKL?
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I'm following along! What are your dates for May? DH and I will also be at AKL in May I haven't started a PTR yet but was hoping to start one in the next couple of days. Is this your first visit to AKL?
Hi! Welcome! That is so exciting We will get there on the 5th! This will be our 3rd time at AKL...we love it there!
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following along. We will be there in May/June
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Aww - what a gorgeous couple you two are - looking forward to hearing more!
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So here are our proposed ADR's so far!

ADR's Part 1:


Day 1-Epcot
Lunch@Sunshine Seasons
Snack@ Boulangerie Patisserie

I love, LOVE, love chocolate mousse....yum...can't wait


Dinner@ Via Napoli



Day 2-Animal Kingdom
Breakfast@Tusker House- Love!
Lunch@ Flametree Barbecue
Dinner@ Mara (Zebra domes and Flatbread Pizza)


How cute is Donald? I love Donald and Daisy...don't tell but I may even like Daisy better than Minnie

Day 3-Magic Kingdom
Lunch@ Columbia Harbor House- We have never been here before!
Dinner@Be Our Guest-So excited

More to come!

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following along. We will be there in May/June
Hi! Welcome I love going in May..Thanks for stopping by!

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You are too sweet! Thanks for stopping by
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Ohana or Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Hi All!

I am trying to figure out where to eat the night before our cruise....so many choices! I have it down to Ohana or Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue; we have never been to either. So, which would you choose?

This?


Ohana, a tropical paradise that literally means family, where in the words of Stitch "Nobody gets left behind"


or

That?



A Spirited Western show with what looks like yummy down home "cookin" and a all around good time!



What do you think?

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Since you've got the goofy sense of humour, I'd do the Whoop-de-doo. It is all about the goofy!
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Hi, following along! I see you are arriving May 5 - which cruise are you doing? We will be on the Dream on May 9th! But we aren't doing WDW this time - we can't fit it in in May. We will be there in August though.


I love your ADR choices...they look similar to mine! HDDR is a lot of fun, so you would probably enjoy that. I have only eaten at Ohana for breakfast, but am planning on trying it in August. Some people on the boards have told me that it's not so easy to get an ADR there anymore, so maybe see if it is even available for your date, and that may help you make the decision.
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Since you've got the goofy sense of humour, I'd do the Whoop-de-doo. It is all about the goofy!
Thanks...I love that..."It is all about the goofy" Too cute! I am just wondering if DH will like it too lol

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Hi, following along! I see you are arriving May 5 - which cruise are you doing? We will be on the Dream on May 9th! But we aren't doing WDW this time - we can't fit it in in May. We will be there in August though.


I love your ADR choices...they look similar to mine! HDDR is a lot of fun, so you would probably enjoy that. I have only eaten at Ohana for breakfast, but am planning on trying it in August. Some people on the boards have told me that it's not so easy to get an ADR there anymore, so maybe see if it is even available for your date, and that may help you make the decision.
Hey! August must be insanely hot! Sometimes, when we are there in May, I feel like I am going to melt We are on the May 2. I am happy your ADRs are similar...sometimes I worry about the restaurants we have. I just showed DH HDDR and he was like no way...I am going to have to convince him that it will be funny. He is very low-key and does not like attention lol
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Thanks...I love that..."It is all about the goofy" Too cute! I am just wondering if DH will like it too lol



Hey! August must be insanely hot! Sometimes, when we are there in May, I feel like I am going to melt We are on the May 2. I am happy your ADRs are similar...sometimes I worry about the restaurants we have. I just showed DH HDDR and he was like no way...I am going to have to convince him that it will be funny. He is very low-key and does not like attention lol
I can totally see why he said that. I avoided (and I mean avoided!) HDDR for years and years...I thought it was so silly. I traveled with a large group of family/friends a few years ago, and the option to do HDDR was taken out of my hands as one member of the group treated us to a night there. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised - and my kids fell in love so now they keep asking to go back. I avoided it the past few trips, but will give in this time.

That said, being that you are trying to decide between the two, go for Ohana...there's always next time for HDDR if you DH isn't into it this time.

August is HOT, but we've done it so many times now we are used to it. I used to swear I would never go in the summer, but then the kids got too old to take out of school, and holidays are horrendous crowd-wise, so end of summer it is! If I could choose any week, I would go end of January/beginning of Feb or the week after Thanksgiving.
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I can totally see why he said that. I avoided (and I mean avoided!) HDDR for years and years...I thought it was so silly. I traveled with a large group of family/friends a few years ago, and the option to do HDDR was taken out of my hands as one member of the group treated us to a night there. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised - and my kids fell in love so now they keep asking to go back. I avoided it the past few trips, but will give in this time.

That said, being that you are trying to decide between the two, go for Ohana...there's always next time for HDDR if you DH isn't into it this time.

August is HOT, but we've done it so many times now we are used to it. I used to swear I would never go in the summer, but then the kids got too old to take out of school, and holidays are horrendous crowd-wise, so end of summer it is! If I could choose any week, I would go end of January/beginning of Feb or the week after Thanksgiving.

I have always wanted to go in Feb! I seems like it would be such a nice time with low crowds!! I showed DH another video of HDDR and he seemed to warm up to it a little bit so I am still hoping to go!
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Movies

One of the tips I learned from the DIS is to watch Disney movies before your trip to get excited! I love old school Disney movies so for Feb/March I mixed up some new movies and some old for DH and I to watch. Here is the list below...This Sunday we are going to watch Wreck It Ralph. I am going to make Nuts and Bolts which is like Chex Mix, "Mighty" Chicken Wings, little pizzas shaped like xbox controllers and a green salad! I will take pictures and post next week.

P.S. If you ever need ideas about party foods etc..check out Alysa's PTR she has some very cute ideas that go along to different movies
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