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Old 04-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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4/2013 "The Plan" works (minus HS) and Hey guys - it's another Derp ride

Welcome to my first trip report! We had a great week in Disneyworld from April 15-21st.

Cast of characters - from left to right:
Me: part time preschool teacher and full time mom, 41. Last time I visited the world there was no AK, and HS was MGM and I got a picture taken with Gonzo.
DD10: Proudly sporting some vinylmation mouse ears bought mid-trip.
DH: Got to celebrate his 40th birthday with a great big mug o beer at the Biergarten
DS8: Overcame some rollercoaster fears and rode all but EE!
We always do a shadow picture waiting for the bus on the first day of school, and DH had the idea to do this one while we were in HS.

A little more background:
My wonderful inlaws gave us this trip for Christmas. We were all so excited and surprised! I went in full on Disney planning obsession almost immediately, and luckily had a good friend helping me plan.
As far as the title of the trip goes, if you aren't familiar with the term "Derp" it is an internet meme where there are pictures of someone or something caught in the most horrible expression you could possibly be caught in. Everytime we got on a ride that was included in the photopass+ I'd yell to the crew - "hey, it's another Derp ride!" Also, "the plan" that worked so well will be detailed below

More to come soon!
April 15: We're going to Disney - POR here we come!
April 16: MK
part 1 BOG part 2
April 17: AK & Ep
April 18: MK
April 19: HS & Wishes Dessert Party
April 20: Epcot
April 21: Home again home again jiggity jig
A few photopass pictures
POR April 15-21 2013 Trip Report

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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We're going to Disney! POR here we come!

April 15th
Our flight was scheduled for 2:50, but we got a call from Southwest that it was delayed a 1/2 hr. We had actually managed to get all packed and ready to go the day before, so we spent the rest of the morning (after taking the dog to the kennel) driving eachother nuts.

Finally at Manchester, NH airport, all parked and going through security. DD's bag gets xrayed and re-xrayed and pulled out for a detailed search. Turns out the culprit was the m&m's tube of quarters and pennies Live and learn - next time we take those out of the bags!
We are sitting waiting for our flights and DH looks over at me and says "Call your mother". I ask why - he repeats and when I look at him puzzled he shows me what he was reading on his phone. My Uncle and cousin were running the marathon and my cousin's fiancee was watching. Called my mom quickly and she had already heard from my cousin's fiancee. Both had finished the race already and were fine. Relieved to hear that and scared for the rest of the people there, and also glad we had decided not to fly out of Logan, it was time to board.

DD took this picture of some cool clouds:

Uneventful flight, got to MCO about an hour later than we were scheduled to, but we were there! No lines for ME, I think we waited about 5 minutes until we got on our bus. DS chose the front row of seats. These guys greeted us:

I think we got to the room and through check in (also fairly quick and uneventful) around 8:30pm. Happy and surprised that we got our requests (AB section, 2nd floor) plus a corner room! (picture from later in the week)

We quickly changed into bathing suits and took a swim. The kids were impressed that I thought to pack them in the carry-ons
DH went to the general store and grabbed some milk and snacks. We hit the sack around 11, and ME dropped off our bags at 1am. The kids slept right through it. Here are two more pictures of the view from right outside our room. These were taken later in the week before we headed out in the morning.

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Great start to your trip report. Can't wait to read more!

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I am in, we will be staying POR for the first time. So excited.

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Subbing!! You got there just as we left, we stayed at POFQ. We always take shadow pictures as well and have got really cool ones of us with our "ears" on this time! Really looking forward to reading all about you're trip xx
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