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Old 08-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #16
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COUNTDOWN TO WDW: 6 DAYS TO GO!



Woohoo! Only 6 days to go I am so excited! Today I actually started packing. Stopped by Walmart and Costco to get some last minute items. Tomorrow up come the suitcases! But on to the countdown...

Day 6: Magic Kingdom Mornings


As I have mentioned, I love traditions! One of ours is that the morning of our first "full" day we always go to the Magic Kingdom. This post was inspired by a thread on the Theme Park Boards that discussed MK Traditions.



Here are some of our traditions:
- We always ride the monorail to the MK
- We watch the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show
- And I always cry during the Welcome Show
- I always take a picture of the Castle (and cry when I see the castle)
- We tour MK left to right
- We always ride Splash Mountain first
- We never leave MK without riding Pirates and Haunted Mansion
- We always have lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern
- Mom always gets Popcorn
- I always get cotton candy
- Dad hasn't found an "every time" snack yet though Chocolate Covered Pineapple may have a shot


Hello, Beautiful!


Looking Back at Main Street


Under the Sea








Enchanted Tales with Belle




Be Our Guest






Gaston's Tavern


Gaston's Fountain

I absolutely love New Fantasyland - the level of detail blows my mind and I feel like I could just wander and take it all in for hours!
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:31 PM   #17
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Excited for you. We are 35 days out and I can't stand the wait. Already have stuff being gathered up waiting for the arrival of the suitcases. Look forward to following your trip.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #18
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Excited for you. We are 35 days out and I can't stand the wait. Already have stuff being gathered up waiting for the arrival of the suitcases. Look forward to following your trip.
Thanks for reading! My room is currently a clothes explosion LOL but it will all be organized soon!
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #19
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COUNTDOWN TO WDW: 5 DAYS TO GO!



Well my room looks like an explosion of clothes must mean I am packing! I am always guilty of packing WAY too much so this year I am trying to make a conscious effort to ask "will I *really* wear this?" before I drop it into the packing pile. Whether that will work is another story

Day 5: Epcot

Today's countdown installment is about my favorite park....Epcot

While the MK holds a special place in my heart, the majority of my childhood WDW memories are from Epcot. I remember meeting Mickey (in some kind of space suit) in the path from what is now Innoventions (then Communicore) towards what is now Mission: Space (then Horizons). I vividly remember Horizons and miss it so much, especially the amazing smell of oranges. My love of history stemmed from riding Spaceship Earth. My love of food came from dining at World Showcase. In fact, my very first food memory is fettuccine alfredo at Alfredo's in Italy. I was 5 years old.

Even now, my two favorite background loops to listen to are International Gateway and Innoventions Plaza.






























I can't wait to return to Epcot. It is always our first and last park, as well as the park that we spend the most time in!
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Awesome pics!
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #21
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I so excited for your trip and I just started to read it. I only go every three years so I won't be returning till Sept of 2014. Glad you got in on the test of magic bands! I can't wait to get mine. I've been looking for the new menu for CG since they opened up for reservations. Can't wait for the review. Oh and I'm one of those who started reports but never finishes, so I understand. Have a magical trip if I don't make it back
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I so excited for your trip and I just started to read it. I only go every three years so I won't be returning till Sept of 2014. Glad you got in on the test of magic bands! I can't wait to get mine. I've been looking for the new menu for CG since they opened up for reservations. Can't wait for the review. Oh and I'm one of those who started reports but never finishes, so I understand. Have a magical trip if I don't make it back
Thanks so much for reading! I am really excited too I'll let you know all about the MagicBands and the California Grill! I am actually going to make notes and try to keep a travel journal so that I can complete this report
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COUNTDOWN TO WDW: 4 DAYS TO GO!



Well my room is still a clothing explosion but I did make some packing progress Tomorrow I have to tackle toiletries and my carry on items. I have a serious weakness for makeup and technology

Day 4: Frontierland, Adventureland, Liberty Square

My favorite areas of the Magic Kingdom are Frontierland, Adventureland and Liberty Square. Again, similarly to Epcot, I have a lot of childhood memories in these locations. When I was 5 I rode Big Thunder Mountain for the first time - and LOVED it! When I was 9 I rode Splash Mountain for the first time (it had just opened) and I was terrified! We have it on video but I LOVED it too! I remember riding Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion at ages 4 and 5 as well. I know those rides can be scary for some younger children but I was enthralled by them. Though there was one time we got stuck on the Haunted Mansion and I was NOT a happy child because one of the screaming "pop up" heads in the graveyard scene was right in front of us


Frontierland


Frontierland


Frontierland


Frontierland


Splash Sign


Splash


Liberty Square


LTT


Liberty Square



Riverboat Landing


Liberty Belle


HM Sign


HM


Adventureland


Adventureland


Pirates

I also love that these areas are so quiet and calm in the hour or so that immediately follows rope drop as it seems to that everyone beelines to New Fantasyland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland!
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #24
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38 Hours To Go!!



Woohoo! Can't believe we are leaving our house in just 38 hours! 2 more sleeps! Though for those of you that have done the math....that means we are leaving the house at 2am

For those of you scratching your heads and thinking "Didn't she say she was arriving at WDW on Sept 2nd?" you would be right to be confused. A few days ago we had something come up and we had to cancel our 1 night at Pop and go back to our original plan of arriving at CSR on Sept 3rd We *should* still be testing the MagicBands as I have been told that they will now be waiting for us at Coronado. However, we will have to wait and see on that one. Regardless of the MagicBands I am looking forward to 9 relaxing nights at my favorite WDW resort

We are flying out of the Buffalo airport even though we live in Toronto. We have found that airfares to be much more affordable and the airport to be much more efficient. However, it is about 2 hours away and we always plan to arrive at the airport 2 hours early. So for our 6am flight that means leaving at 2am! In all honesty we will probably leave between 2am and 3am because you don't really have to worry about traffic at that time

So to let you all know, I have every intention of doing some LIVE to this TR while I am at WDW...however, the Disney Wi-Fi and Photobucket don't always get along

Your best bet for live updates, pics & short videos is to follow my twitter: @thedisneyfoodie and my instagram: TheDisneyFoodie

There are links to both in my signature. And while you are looking at my signature, pop on over to my Dining Review and check it out
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Looking forward to reading your TR. I'm a fellow Canadian living close to TO. We'll be flying out of Buffalo for our first family trip to Disney over Christmas week. Hope the magic bands worked out for you!
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:00 AM   #26
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Ok you been home for what 10 days?? I figured you could use a push. I know it helps me. If it annoys you let me know and I will stop.
Really hope you had a magical time and look forward to read all about it.
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