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Old 04-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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You can spit on Space Mountain from here! An April '13 TR UPDATED 10/19 p. 28

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

(Is anyone singing the MK welcome show song now?)

Hi everyone and to yet another trip report by me, wdwgirl03!

It is hard to believe I've been home almost a week now and like most DISers, already miss it (hence the above photo). Since I won't be going back to Disney World until December (though it is very tempting to try to plan a quick trip in the summer...yeah, that won't happen ), the next best thing is to write a trip report! I really enjoy reading other people's reports and have done quite a few of them myself now to relive and share those awesome Disney memories. But enough of the rambling...

If you have not read any of my TRs before, I'm Sarah, a 28-year old teacher and Disney fanatic. I've been going to WDW since 1991 and the more I go, the more I love it. My Disney favorites are Soarin, the Polynesian, Saratoga Springs, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel (and Flynn Rider!), and of course, Mickey Mouse!

Because I'm a teacher, I can usually only go to WDW over school vacations, like spring break. This was my fourth year in a row going during that time. I know that a lot of people have no desire to go during peak seasons but I think I've gotten used to the crowds after all these trips. The dates for this trip were April 1-7, 2013.

Joining me on this trip were my dad (we have taken a couple trips to WDW together, and also one trip to Disneyland) and my sister Emma, who is doing her second College Program.

As for our resort, we stayed at Bay Lake Tower in a theme park view studio. As I mentioned in my PTR (link is in my signature if you want to check that out!), my family joined the Disney Vacation Club in 2006. Ever since we joined, it has been my mission to stay at each and every DVC resort and on this trip I completed that mission! (well...atleast until the Grand Floridian Villas are done-then I'll have to stay there!). We were so lucky to be able to look out our window every day and see this:

Pretty awesome, right?! That's where the title for this trip report came from. There were a couple of times when my dad said how we were so close to Space Mountain that you could spit on it (not that anyone would actually want to do that. And hopefully my dad doesn't hate me for using that as the title!). How close were we exactly? Well, one afternoon when we were out on the balcony Emma was checking her wait times app and it lists attractions near you and it said that Space Mountain was 400 feet away. And there will be plenty of more pictures of that view throughout this trip report!

So I hope you'll join in and relive our adventures!


APRIL 1, 2013
Orlando, it's nice to see you again...POSTED 4/14/13
First visit to the Magic Kingdom and Emma is here!!!...POSTED 4/19/13

APRIL 2, 2013
7 AM EMH at the MK...POSTED 4/23/13
First visit to New Fantasyland!!!...POSTED 4/23/13
"He's going to poke Ahontas!"...POSTED 4/28/13
Lunch at Be Our Guest...POSTED 5/2/13
Going "Under the Sea" with Ariel!...POSTED 5/4/13
Back at Bay Lake Tower...POSTED 5/7/13
Aloha, Polynesian!...POSTED 5/7/13
Kilimanjaro Safaris part 1...POSTED 5/11/13
Kilimanjaro Safaris part 2...POSTED 5/11/13
A couple DAK thrills and the pin quest begins...POSTED 5/16/13

APRIL 3, 2013
Hollywood Studios...POSTED 5/21/13
I'm Gonna Wreck It!...POSTED 5/29/13
Welcome Home Wednesdays at the Boardwalk...POSTED 6/4/13
An afternoon at Epcot...POSTED 6/15/13
More Flower and Garden Festival and the Top of the World Lounge...POSTED 6/19/13

APRIL 4, 2013
First time on new Test Track...POSTED 6/27/13
World Showcase...POSTED 7/5/13
World Showcase part 2/leaving Epcot...POSTED 7/10/13
Dinner at the Prime Time Cafe...POSTED 7/13/13

APRIL 5, 2013
Another early morning at the Magic Kingdom!...POSTED 7/20/13
Character meets...POSTED 7/25/13
It's A Small World, the Fairy Godmother, and Stitch?!...POSTED 8/1/13
Visiting our favorite CM/Art of Animation mini tour...POSTED 8/7/13
Going on safari...POSTED 8/12/13
More DAK fun...POSTED 8/30/13

APRIL 6, 2013
Our final Disney morning...POSTED 9/21/13
DHS and Epcot resorts...POSTED 10/19/13

APRIL 7, 2013

Our view: the video...POSTED 4/18/13
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I'm here !! Love the TR name ....LOL.

I can't wait to stay at the G-Flo, too, when it is done. We have one resort left - Beach Club - and we are staying there in September. But BLT was amazing as you well know.

Can't wait to see all of your photos !!!

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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I'm looking forward to reading more.....and can I say, I'm really glad no one actually spit on Space Mountain. That's just wrong.
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I'm here & can't wait to hear all about your trip!!!
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Yay I made the first page! I'm here as well. Following you over from the April FB page I leave for the world on 4/27!

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I am here from the Facebook group, too! I can't wait to hear more. We leave on the 28th, and come back May 6th!

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Joining! I've read some of your past TR's, but this is my first time commenting!

Can't wait to hear about your trip! I'm doing the DCP this fall, so reading TR's is the perfect way to fuel my Disney obsession until I can get there in August
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #9
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I'm here!!! My goal is to sail on all four ships. I want to complete this before the end of 2014...and then if the rumor is true, we will have two more entering service. New goal will come about then.

Can't wait to see everything and hear the details!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #10
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Hi There! Im from the April FB Group too!!! We leave on 4/18 and check into BLT on 4/20! We will be in a LV Studio, how did you like the studio with 3 adults? Were the beds comfy????

And YES I was singing the welcome song to MK before I even read that line in your TR hehehe

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #12
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I'm subbing. I've read a couple of your TRs in the past and really enjoyed them so I am looking forward to reading this one. Btw I love the title.
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I am joining along. I liked your PTR...

BLT is where I would like to book next time we go, so looking forward to you review!
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