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Old 04-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #16
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #17
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YAY for getting on an earlier flight. Good thinking, girl !!

Can't wait to see your POR photos !!
It was good thinking Jill from the Dining thread and Patty both told me to go early so I am glad I listened to them.
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hooray!!! you started!!


emme & i had an absolute blast with rachel! it was so nice to be with someone (minus a 3 year old) who enjoyed disney, photography & eating as much as me.


rachel & i are doing tandem dining reviews here.


can't wait to see all the pics you took on the big screen!! you got some wonderful photos!
Thanks for link! I like some of them but they always look better on that tiny camera screen. I do like a lot of my firework photos. I am glad I put my camera on that ledge and wedged it between the railing at the fireworks party.
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It was super stressful! Now that I have an annual pass I want to go at least 3 more times with my AP. I won't be renewing next year though
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #18
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I loved your last trip report! I'm excited to follow along with this one!!

Glad you made it to Disney - it's so stressful flying with winter weather!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:49 PM   #19
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Oh yuck on the weather! This winter seems to be lasting forever for a lot of the country. My hubby is coming to visit me next week and he said yesterday that he might be delayed as Denver is to get yet ANOTHER snow storm. Hopefully he gets out of there because I miss him!

I love traveling SWA! The other time you can change flights without paying the upgrade is if your flight is delayed. A friend was able to get changed to an earlier flight once when hers would have gotten her in several hours later. Of course we had to go back to the airport for her bags but was still better than sitting at the airport for hours!

Can't wait to read more about your trip!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #20
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The ROOM!


Patty and I contemplated many different options for hotels. We contemplated staying off site, staying at a value, staying at Coronado, staying at POR Royal Room, and lastly renting DVC Points and staying at AKL.

We finally decided on the Royal room, because it would be a little bigger than the Value and we figured we would love how girly these rooms are. Plus, it is easier to split the cost with 2 people. It made it affordable for us.

When we got to the hotel I could have sworn the person welcoming me out of the bus called me by my name??? Do they know who is on the magical express bus right when they come out??

Patty did express check in so I just had an easy check in. I just had to show my ID since it was under her name. They gave us a special welcome from Tiana. I decided to not open it and let Emme open it. Before I went to the room I needed to eat. I was starving and so thirsty.

I ordered the Cajun Chicken Sandwich with pasta salad and a diet coke. I dropped my original bun on the ground so I had to get a new one.





The chicken was very good and I loved the fresh toppings. The bun was hard and gross and dry so I didn't eat that. I loved the pasta salad. It was so cold and tasty. It was just tossed in basic italian but it was very good because of the veggies.

The pop I had tasted sooo good. I was so thirsty and I just love fountain pop. Just keep it on the down-low as Pepsi doesn't like me supporting Coke, lol!

Now I was on my way to my room! I was worried it would be far away because we were in Parterre, but it was actually close. It was just right across the bridge. The room buildings were so beautiful and did look like the south. I got lost going to my room though. I think were in room 9922. It was a corner room so I guess it was a little bigger.

I opened up the door and WOW I was amazed!!! I was like a giddy little 7 year old. It was beautiful and I could definitely tell that it was bigger than the value rooms.

I set my stuff down and went into paparazzi mode!





These beds were definitely the focal point of the room. The headboards were beautiful.



The princes have their own plaque.



The tv stand/chest was pretty big!



Loved the big double sink with the ledge.



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The shower curtain was designed for royalty. The story with these rooms is that princesses gave Tiana a gift. The shower curtain was from Ariel.





This picture was holographic and it was from Snow White.









These were from jasmine. I loved these faucets.



Each princess had a crown on the bedspread. Emme loved finding all of the princess crowns.

Aurora



Rapunzel



Ariel



Cinderella



Tiana



Jasmine



Belle



This coat hanger was from Cinderella.



About this time Patty was texting me telling me she was only 5 minutes away!! Yay, she was almost here!!! I decided to head downstairs and meet them. I let her know which building we were in so she could find it.

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Old 04-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #21
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great pictures rachel!

i'm glad you got some pictures as i felt so rushed after we checked in to get to dinner.

i really loved that room & so glad we booked it. it was perfect for our trip.

emme still talks about that room. i think we will be staying there again next month.

loving your trip report!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #22
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i loved my Royal room in September just as much as both my daughters how can ya not? It's awesome n the lawn movies at night were fun too
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #23
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Oh my goodness, that room is beautiful! I love all of the princess touches. What a perfect start to your vacation!
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:32 PM   #24
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Wow, that room is gorgeous! Great pictures!
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I'm glad that your check-in went smoothly. I love the royal rooms, they make us all into 5 year olds again!
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Hi Rachel! What a stressful travel day! So glad that you were able to get an earlier flight - good thinking! And a big bonus to arrive where it is warm and sunny!

Your room is so beautiful. What fun to see all the Disney details. Sounds like Emme liked the room as well.

Your coke secret is safe with me.

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As terrified as I am to read your TR (the last one sent me running to the Disney Store for Vinylmations ) - I'm here and reading.

Just warn me if there are any new addictions
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #28
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Hi Rachel,
Joining in from south Louisiana! Glad you made it despite the weather. My family & i visit disney at least twice a year & are going from may 4-9th. I read your food report & I think I recall a certain strawberry hittin the floor & now a bun bites the dust!! I think i see a pattern here, hehe. Sorry, i couldn't resist. Looking forward to reading more of your report. Take care.

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Joining is from MI!
Loved seeing the pics of the POR Princess room We will be heading down in a couple of weeks to stay at POFQ for our 26th wedding anniversary. I can't wait to see the grounds of POR and POFQ!

Great trip report so far
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I have your shirt in green, it has been my "first day outfit" on 2 trips now!!
I wear it at home a lot too... It's such a soft and comfy tee!

I enjoy a good fountain drink too! I prefer Coke to Pepsi, so I won't breathe a word!
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