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Old 08-27-2013, 07:52 AM   #31
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We are back

Sorry for the lack of posts. We are recovering to the cold air. :-(

First the rooms. The said the fridge was unplugged and unusable. Ours was plugged in and worked fine, we just ignored the note. We didn't use our blowup bed, kids were fine sleeping together. but you can do it if you move a table around but it's not an easy thing to do so we opted not to do it.

I have just returned to work today. Our trip was great. Expect more details later today for a wrap up.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #32
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Day 1 August 9th -10th

Trip to Disney 8/9/13:

Left house 6:03pm
Stopped at bottom of hill to check if Luke had golf balls, 1 min.
Stopped for gas at local Hess,
6:10-6:15
On road again...
MD at 6:27pm
Entering VA at 8:14pm
Hitting the wonderful off and on traffic in Northern VA from dumfries to Fredericksburg...
Stopped McD at 9:25 thornburg, VA for snack/restrooms, then got gas because it was $3.18/gallon, back on road at 10:04pm.
Richmond at 10:40pm
NC at 11:48pm
South Carolina at 2:17 ??
Gas stop 4am, st George, SC
Switched drivers, back on road at 4:10am
entering GA 5:10am
entering FL 6:44am
Welcome center 6:48a m
Too early for OJ :-(
Back on road 7:01am
Stopped Denny's in Jacksonville around 7:40am (not exact) for breakfast!!!
Left 8:25am
Got onto I-4 at 9:32am (Daytona beach area)
Arrived all star sports at 10:37am!!!
Bus to MK, arrived @ 12:20pm
Grabbed fp splash
Lunch pinocchios
Small world
Got fp for big thunder
Fp return splash
Pirates
Thunder mtn fp return
Grab fp for space
People mover
Buzz, Luke got 128,500, he won...
Speedway
Tea party
Met goofy & Donald
Used fp for barnstormer & dumbo
COP
Space mtn fp return
Dinner cosmic rays
Left MK at 8:10pm
Matt, Luke and I went swimming before bed at home run pool.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:04 AM   #33
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Epcot 8/11/13

Epcot, Day 2:
Test track
Mission space
Grab fp for soarin
TT
Checked SOAT but too long
Spaceship earth
Club cool
ice cream
Figment
Soarin w/ fp
Lunch electric umbrella
The seas
Mexico boat ride
Maelstrom
Friendship boat
Got fp for mission space
Univ of energy
Mission space
Sum of all thrills
Living with the land
Soarin w/ fp
Garden Grill(awesome dinner- they separated Chip and Dale here but it was still fun)
Character Spot
Illuminations(not awesome seemed average)
Left 9:20
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #34
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Animal Kingdom 8/12/13

Animal Kingdom, Day 3:
Emh hour arrived @ 7:50
Rode Everest twice, front row(just ask and they will put u in special line)
Safari
Pangani Animal trail
Kali
Maharaja jungle trek
Kali w/ fp
Tough to be a bug
Dinosaur w/ fp
Lunch restaurantosaurs 1:40pm
Primeval whirl w/ fp
Got fp Everest
Flights of wonder
Everest w/ fp
Left 4:30
We all went swimming at pool
Ordered room service pizza at 7:15pm, ate in room & relaxed
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:07 AM   #35
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Blizard Beach/Disney Quest 8/13/13

Blizzard Beach/DQ, Day 4:
Arrived @ 9am
Teamboat Springs family raft ride
Chairlift
Teamboat Springs
Runoff rapids single enclosed slide (twice?)
Cross Country Creek lazy river
Snow stormers (purple) Luke and mom single run on a mat slide
Ski patrol training camp area with zip line drop etc (Luke), Matt & Dave in lazy river
Melt away bay (main wave pool)
Getting very crowded...
Lazy river
Lunch lottawatta lodge
Crowds insane, looked like 45 min. for family raft ride, 1hr.,30min for summit plummit, walked back down, did lazy river, nothing else to do with the horrendous crowds.
Left around 3:45/4pm
Back to resort to change
Then drove to DisneyQuest... kids loved it, had fun. (arrived @ 5pm)
CyberSpace Mountain (twice)
Pirates of Caribbean
Ride the Comix (kids & Dave)
Buzz lightyears astroblasters
FoodQuest for dinner @ 7:45pm
Various classic arcade games mixed in at times... (Found Qbert!)
Left @ 9pm, back to resort...
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Hollywood Studios 8/14/13

Hollywood Studios, Day 5:
arrived @ 8:40am, they let in around 8:45... Fp runner got toy story fp for 10:45 while I signed Luke up for Jedi training at 12:30
Rode Aerosmith w/ 20min. wait at 9:10...
Tower of Terror
Star Tours
Pretzel/ice cream/muffin break
Got fp for Aerosmith
Rode toy story mania w/ fp
Star tours
Jedi training (Luke) 12:40 show
Got fp for Aerosmith
Lunch pizza planet 1:15
Rode Aerosmith w/ fp
Animation academy
Grabbed fp for TOT
Great movie ride
TOT w/ fp
T-storms
Got ice cream at Scoops
Aerosmith w/ fp
Backlot tour
Star tours
Build your own lightsabers (kids)
Fantasmic! 9pm (let in @ 8:15 because of storm threat)
back to hotel @ 10:15pm
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #37
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Epcot 8/15/13

Epcot, Day 6:
arrived @ 8:40 in line
Grabbed fp for TT for 10:05-11:05
Test track 9am
Grabbed fp for soarin at 1:05
Mission Space
TT
Ice cream/pretzel
Figment
Captain EO(only watch once - painful didn't age well)
Soarin w/ fp
Characters!!! (Matt and Melody)
Lunch at America
More characters!
American Adventure
Met Donald
Mexico boat ride
Matt & Melody met Alice in the UK
Luke & Dave Figment (2X)
Club Cool, met Mr. Smee
Mission Space
Spaceship Earth
Shopping
Left @ 8:05pm
Dinner/pizza in room
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Magic Kingdom 8/16/13

Magic Kingdom, Day 7:
Opening show
Fp space
Rode space
Astro orbiter
Met stitch
Buzz
Mel run to voyage mermaid fp
Dave & kids blue line tta
Rode space w/ fp
Stitch's Great Escape
Ice cream break
Voyage w/ fp
Grabbed Peter Pan fp
Philharmagic
Peter Pan
Lunch at pecos bill
Splash w/ fp
Grabbed splash fp
Hall of presidents
Jungle cruise
Pirates
(Rain storm)
Everything closed, waste of 2 hours trying to find stuff to do because thunder mountain had techincal issues after the storm.
Monsters inc laugh floor
Tom Sawyer Island
Splash w/ fp
Big Thunder mtn w/ fp
Train ride to Main Street 8:15pm
Late dinner Casey's for hot dogs
Main st electrical parade(the ropes are annoying and hard to deal with getting everyone to see the parade correctly)
Castle light show
Wishes
Left 10:20, got on first bus 5 min. later, poured again, home by 10:45.
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Hollywood Studios 8/17/13

Hollywood Studios, Day 8:
Emh, arrived @ 7:35
Got fp for toy story
Toy story mania standby
TOT
Grabbed Aerosmith fp
Met Donald & Daisy
Toy story w/ fp
Met Buzz & Woody
Ice cream/pretzel break
Aerosmith w/fp
Indiana jones stunt show
Star tours
Pizza planet lunch
Met mike & sully monsters inc
Rode Aerosmith w/ fp
Animation courtyard met wreck it Ralph & Vanellope
Rode toy story w/ special fp
Snack/shrunk the kids play set
Lights motor action show 4:30
Rode star tours (2X)
Shop/leave @ 6:45pm
Dinner at all star music food court
Matt & Melody went swimming @ 9pm
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Chef Mickeys/Typhoon Lagoon/Disney Quest 8/18/13

Chef Mickeys/Typhoon Lagoon, Day 9:
Chef mickeys 8:05am
arrived typhoon lagoon at 10am
Luke & I did shark reef, once with Dave, then Matt & Dave hung out in lazy river...
Luke and Melody did crush n gusher
Shark reef (3X)
Lazy river
Wave pool
Humunga kowabunga
Storm slides (2X)
Shark reef (5X)
Crush n gusher
Mayday falls (2X)
Snack - funnel cake
Shark reef (2X)

Got to Disney quest 5:30
Dinner there at FoodQuest
Left @ 9pm, were going to walk to marketplace but massive t-storm so we left for hotel @ 9:45pm.
Got a few things at resort gift shop.
Packed up most things... :-(
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Magic Kingdom 8/19/13

Magic Kingdom, Day 10:
Packed van, left room at 8am
Drove to T&TC, at monorail station at 8:25am(opens at 8:30am)... at MK booth at 8:45.
Opening show
Got fp for splash
Thunder Mtn (2X)
Pirates
Dave got fp for space
Met Aladdin & jasmine
Splash w/ fp
Got ice cream
Met chip n dale
Got fp for space
Space mtn
Arcade
Got fp for Buzz
Space w/ fp
Blue line people mover
Buzz
Lunch cosmic rays @ 12:30
Dave/Luke - stitch, then got fp for space mt.
Mel/Matt - haunted mansion
Philharmagic
Small world
Monsters inc laugh floor
Carousel of Progress
Space mtn w/ fp
Left at 4:45pm
Got to car at 5pm(monorail/tram car)
Downtown Disney at 5:20pm
Team Mickey
World of Disney
Lego Store
Left 6:25pm
Drove 1,065 miles from home until this point in leaving Disney World.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #42
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Trip home 8/19-8/20/13

Trip home Monday, 8/19:
Left Downtown Disney 6:25pm
Left Disney property 6:32pm
Stopped 8:05pm at BK in Flagler Beach, FL
Back on road 8:43pm Mel driving
Crossed into GA at 10:08pm
Gas & bathroom stop 11:20-11:30, @ Richmond Hill, GA - filled up tank, and Dave now driving...
Crossed into SC at 11:50pm
South of the Border/entering NC at 2:32am!
Driver switch @ 4am side of road, kids awake briefly, Mel driving...
VA at 5:01am
Gas stop 5:30am-5:38am, Stony Creek, VA, now Dave driving
Richmond @ 6:15
Hitting lots of northern VA traffic @ 7:15...
7:54 entering MD
Traffic below Baltimore, 8:45am
Kids finally up @ 8:45am...
9:15 - Took Harbor Tunnel/895 because of horrid traffic on 95
Stopped 9:30am Wawa for restroom break/food, in Edgewood, MD, back on road at 9:45am
10:19am finally exiting I-95... (at Rt 279 in Maryland)
Entered DE at 10:23am
Home at 10:45am!!!

Total trip odometer since leaving Florida: 985.3 miles
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So you can sign the kids up now for jedi training academy? Do they not picks the kids at random any longer?
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So you can sign the kids up now for jedi training academy? Do they not picks the kids at random any longer?
Yea goto American idol first thing in the morning(passes run out rather fast) , the child interested must be present. They stopped doing the random picks and honestly this was better and my son knew all day he was doing it so it was cool.
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