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Old 09-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #301
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Love the wilderness lodge pics! And that is a pretty girl you have there! Wonderful early morning shots of you both!
Awwww thank you Alysa!!

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See… THAT is why I don't like the FP reservations! I don't want to be on a timetable for EVERYTHING at Disney! I'm fine with grabbing my FP's on the fly around the park!
I've heard that you can still pull paper FPs so you may be in luck!

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I can never get enough of WL photos.

Your bag and top match perfectly! You have the cutest clothes!

I tend to notice details. You changed tops (or outfits) after breakfast, didn't you? I've noticed this in a few of your other trip reports.

For everyone who loves that bag, TJ Maxx has the RL Pocket Shopper in the fall colors for only $99!
Hi Annie! You are very observant!! Why, yes, I did change tops. There's a good reason for the change of top... had something to do with not wanting a fashion disaster should the other shirt have gotten wet on Splash and such. Really in the interest of modesty I'll say. But yes, I do change clothes far too often, thus the 4 bags between us!

Thanks for the PSA regarding the RL bag. Nice price!

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I'm jumping in to follow your awesome trip report- looks like I'm just in time for your 1st park day!

First of all, I have to say- I have my own Emily (or Em or Mims, as she is called). She is my oldest daughter and will be 14 next month. All 3 of my kids share my love for all things Disney!!

We are a family of 5, so there are too many of us to stay in one of the WL rooms, unfortunately. Hopefully after my 16 yr old son goes off to college in a few years we can enjoy a room at the WL. I just love the lodge. We have eaten at Whispering Canyon for dinner once- but after seeing your breakfast photos, I think we need to eat there for breakfast!

Oh, and the CPA in me LOVES your color-coded spreadsheet!

Looking forward to the rest of your TR!!
Hi LMN and welcome to my TR! I'm very glad that you are here!! You are joining at the perfect time!

Sounds like we have some things in common besides an Emily - love of Disney, we speak spreadsheets, and we like to read my TRs!

Honestly, thank you for reading.

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Nice pictures from HoP. It's been so long since I've been in there and its actually one attraction where I have no pictures.

Love Em's shirt and is that a little Mickey head on your skirt?

Breakfast looks yummy. I have always wanted to try breakfast there and now that I know they have Mickey waffles I am totally in!

Did you notice if they still have the lodge tour? We did it in 2010 and it was awesome. They explained the significance of all those details you mentioned. I wish they had in depth tours of all the resorts because I found it incredibly interesting.

I have FP plus for my AKL stay but that's at the end of my trip. Bummer! No FP Plus for the BWV.
Hi Mary Ellen! When I first glanced at your comment I thought why is she asking about House of Pancakes! Obviously I had food on my brain. Ok, now that I get it... yes, we visited Hall of Presidents and it was a nice, cool, refreshing attraction given the heat.

Em's top is compliments of Forever21 while my skort was from the World of Disney store so yes, that is a Mickey at the hem line!

Yes, Mickey Waffles - sounds like they sway you too!

I didn't know that they do lodge tours but that would have been fun to do. I'm sure there are a lot of stories behind everything selected to be on display all over the resort including the Indian head-dresses and the artifacts.

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Love all the WL photos! It is one of my favorite resorts, along with your next resort AKL.

For such a hot and humid day, you both look wonderful in your photos. No one melting yet.

Bummer about missing some of your FP+. I agree, as much as I like planning, I think FP+ takes it a little too far. I want to have things planned but have flexibility to change plans on the fly. I do like the magic bands though, so nice to not have to dig around for keys and cards.

Did you hear that they are linking the photopass to the magic bands so all you have to do now is get your magic band touched by the photopass photographer? I like this, now I don't have to keep up with all those cards and hope that none get lost. I assume that photopass+ will work the same way.

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Hey there Christine! As much as I liked WL - I LOVE AKL.

I tried to choose the FP+ options so that the least desired attraction/ride coincided with lunch or after we left the park. I figured if we hit up 3 of the 4 options I'd be happy. But yes, it does take some advance planning and if like me you find yourself preoccupied, it doesn't work.

yep, the advantage of the bands was not having to get a card out every time you entered the park or your hotel room. I hadn't heard about the photopass link but that is awesome.

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Nice update. magic kingdom..sad for you to have to leave that resort.. However I think you'll be back and you still have lots days left yummy big Mickey waffle.

Is that a hidden Mickey on your skirt? Love it
Interested to hear about magic bands more.
Hi Patti! Definitely yummy Mickey waffles!!!

Yes, I was sporting official Disney-wear complete with a Mickey head. You have good eyes!!

I'll give some more updates on the magic bands but in the mean time if you want to read here from the Disney site, they have an FAQ section.

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They gave you a huge portion of scrambled eggs!
We ate breakfast at WCC when we stayed at the WL in February. I had a gluten free Mickey waffle and it was delicious.
The waiter was really nice, too. He had plenty of time to chat, since the dining room was almost deserted.

I checked out your dining review of the Territory Lounge because we plan to eat dinner there one of the nights of our December trip. I warned my DH about the flatbread. I wonder if the onion soup is good there.

We went to WDW in August one time, and we will never go in the hot summer again. It was too hot and humid even for us, and we are used to humidity in the summer.
Hi there! I believe that those eggs were my only protein for awhile but yeah, looks pretty massive! I didn't know they had a gluten free option but that makes sense. Glad it was good.

I bet that soup is good. I love the smoky Portobello soup at AP which is such a small portion for the $ so that onion soup is probably a great option.

Ugh! Yes, WDW in August can be brutal. We don't get humidity often in Southern CA so this is brutal.

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Em's outfit is adorable.

Are you wearing a mickey skirt? How cute! I have to ask, where did you get it?

That's really interesting about the Hall of Presidents. Did you learn that on your KTTK tour? My other theory is that you're secretly related to Walt.
Hi Ashley! Thanks on behalf of Em. Yes, Mickey skort for me! I got it a couple years ago at World of Disney.

Actually, I was on Wikipedia when I saw that. Ha ha! Brenda Disney, that has a nice ring. If only!! Actually, that would be a great rumor to start... let's go with that.

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I did the double cut about two years ago. Got it cut short and went back a few weeks later and went even shorter. I would maybe do that now but I want to make sure it has time to grow out again before the wedding.

Love all you WL pictures. Especially the one of you and the Mickey waffle. I do just love those things SO MUCH!!

And I noticed you in the MK. Does this mean there is a Mark sighting in the near future?
I just saw a video for another Diser who had her hair cut about 14" at WDW at one of the salons at Coronado Springs. I was aghast at first but then I saw the final result and it was completely adorable. BTW, Em likes her shorter, shorter length. It does look good so what do I know. I suppose with the prospect of a wedding looming in the near future being a little cautious is good.

Yep.... I have complete Mickey waffle love!!

You'll have to wait a little longer for Mark.... but he WILL be here. I see you have your eye out for the important things!!

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You know, I was just starting to wonder if you ever made it into a park...

Haha, has anybody ever seen the geyser erupt?

You know I really love Em's shirt. I am always such a fan of the simpler designs.

Yay Magic Kingdom!! I am so very interetsed in hearing about FP+ as you roll along. Obviously it hasn't started well, but I'm anxious to see how it went overall. I'm like a lot of people in that I really don't like it in principle, so I'm curious to see how it well it worked or didn't work as the case may be.

And I swear the two of you NEVER take a bad photo.
Hi Rob! Well, we took our time, being fashionably late and all but we finally showed up.

Nope, I have never met anyone who can confirm that the geyser actually erupts. Probably sounds effects and urban legend combined you know.

That shirt would be the non-Disney endorsed fashion merch. Simpler works in that case.

I wasn't a fan of the magic bands before our trip since I love whipping our my AP at the entrance and FP machines but I have to say... I'd rather use the MB now. Obviously I've bought into the convenience so it speaks to my lazy side!

Keep in mind that I am the editor of this fabulous report and as such I have complete control over what photos are shared!! I'm too vain to post the horrid photos but they DO exist!! I should do what D~ does and post them as "outtakes".

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Loved the update!

Waiting for the camera lens to unfog lost countless photo ops for me. Even just going from the busses sometimes had it fogged back up again-and the lens was capped and inside my camera bag.

Cute outfits for today! Love your little Mickey touch on your skirt. Had to laugh at your HOP stop to cool off. DD and I did the same during trip 2.
Yep, I can totally relate to the fogged up lens being the culprit for photo op fails! Argh!

Thanks! So funny that we were in the park probably 20 minutes before we had to head for a/c. See? you can relate.

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Funny story about HOP....

A few years ago my DH (then DBF) and I were in WDW... He hadn't been to the world in a few years and wanted to see the Hall of Presidents. Snooozeville if you ask me... So I decided to tell him it was closed for refurbishment when it wasn't. I figured he'd catch on when we walked by and it was open AND when people were pouring out the exit, but he didn't!!! The trip went on and I forgot all about it (and so did he!).

Eventually I confused and now I have to show proof of any refurbishments! But when we finally did go see HOP, DH had the nerve to say as we were walking out... "I just took a great nap!" Ugh!!!
Hi Amy! Ha ha ha!! Your confession back fired. Just goes to show you can keep some secrets from him.

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Brenda, beautiful pictures around the WL...it truly is a stunning resort.

I love Em's t-shirt and your top.

Great photopass pictures.

We've not done Hall of Presidents the last two trips and I'm not sure why...Mark enjoys doing that (it would have been a good place to get out of the heat or the rain).

Did you use a flash for your pictures in tehre?
Thanks Kathy! HoP was our time out from the heat. And no, I would NEVER take a flash photo indoors there. I had my settings on my camera set to low light something or another.

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Thanks!! It's supposed to be highly controllable through meds, so I've got my fingers crossed.

LOL... I seem to always get stuck behind people with fat heads. Passenger side it is!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #302
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Enjoying your report as usual! You two always look like you are having so much fun!!
Hi Mandy!! Thank you so much and thanks for joining!!! I'm very glad that you are here.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #303
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You are making me fall madly in love with WL... Soooo glad you are checking out - I am not sure I can take any more pictures of it. LOL

I totally agree about the PP+ card, it would be very nice if they would just mail it out - so annoying to have to go redeem it.

Such a bummer about missing your FP+ reservations... So tell me, did you lose them then? Or were you able to rebook them for a later time?

In all of our trips - we have yet to see the hall of Presidents... we need to make it a priority.

Love the update! Can't wait to see where you go next.

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Old 09-18-2013, 08:43 PM   #304
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Hi Kimmy! Truly a gorgeous resort! I'm getting forgetful, is that where you are staying next?
I wish! I wanted to rent DVC points for SOMEWHERE deluxe, after falling in love with OKW on my last trip. But I had to wait at work for a vacation bid and wait for my time to be approved and by then, since it's the food and wine festival, they were all booked up. So it's Pop Century again for me!

Disney details...that's what keeps pulling me back again and again! I LOVE IT!

That cracks me up that you aren't used to the super heat! I somehow NEVER end up going when it's cold. It's been September...August...then July! So basically hotter and hotter. Now I'm going in October and I hear it can be very hot and also can be cold. THAT should make packing fun!

Did you guys manage to get paper fp's along with FP+? I worry about that. It seems so...restrictive and freeing at the time. Like it's great that I don't have to be rushing with hordes of people to the big ticket rides at rope drop, but on the other hand...I know I could get A LOT more fast passes just running around doing it on my own and this way makes it hard to coordinate meeting up with people who are staying offsite but still want to go to the parks with you. I'm very curious to hear how you like it overall!
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #305
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Ok... all caught up!


Your room at WL looks beautiful - we made a couple stops here for lunch and dinner one night and it really got us excited for our stay there in January. However we will be in the DVC section and the rooms are a bit different. I do LOVE how Disney is getting away from the yucky comforters, it brightens the rooms, looks fresher/cleaner and is more sanitary..... Although I always ditched them in the closet or in the corner somewhere....

The Territory Lounge is on our list- it sounds delish. I haven't got caught up on your dining reviews yet though... Also YAY for Mickey Waffles!! We have WCC for a dinner one night on our trip but I'm not sold on it yet....

Oh and I hear you on the heat and humidity.... 97 degrees when we were down there, us Northerners were melting as well, and my fidgety kids would never sit through 23 minutes of AC errr I mean presidents. Luckily For the afternoon pool breaks and cooler nights... kinda....

I also have yet to start my TR - I should soon... Because I never took notes however my 1700 pictures should help me put a timeline on things! I am also waiting on PP to find some lost photos and I need to get my CD I can't wait to read more!

PS good to know we made the right choice not getting that suitcase! We needed an extra bag and picked up a canvas style one because we worried it would get destroyed being checked....
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Ah yes, humid Florida mornings where they fog up your camera lens instantly. Gotta love it!

For shame! Missing 2 Fastpass reservations! Something to get used to with the Magic Bands.

The Hall of Presidents is excellent for two things in WDW. 23 minutes of cool, or 23 minutes of warm depending on how the weather is. I've taken advantage of both.
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Can't wait to read more. We are leaving in 2 wks. Will be celebrating DD 4th bday. So excited.
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Love the look of WL! Reminds me of a log cabin in the North Carolina mountains! I'd love to stay there but I really want to give BLT a try of course and then AKL CL too! It's funny how much your taste can change in just a few short years. Just last year we stayed in Pop and this year we stayed Moderate and Deluxe. Haha!

As for Hall of Presidents...that's a nice place to stop in a get a nice cool breeze going. Jason loves that show but I always fall asleep watching it. I even remember going there for a band trip in high school and the teacher asked if we learned anything and then asked who was sleeping. The entire band raised their hand!!! Too funny I know. But it's nice to take Olivia to that show when we pull her out of school like in previous years. Now we can take her anytime we want to!
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Quick hijack..Quick question regarding the Magic Bands…could you have used Em’s and vice versa? I’m just wondering how it knows that the band you have on actually belongs to you. What’s to stop someone from giving theirs to someone else to use for the day? With the cards you had to use your fingerprint so there was no way to “borrow” someone else’s.

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I hear you!! I went for the weekend a couple weeks ago & oh man, it was hot! I was walking into mk and I thought I wonder how hot it is. So, my trusty smartphone told me it was 86 but felt like 108. Yeahhhh, gross.

Anyway! I love Em's haircut, seriously. Oh WL, i wish i could have gotten reservations for you. Cute tank top there! Hall of presidents is the best, especially when it's super hot. Then you can just cross the road to the ye olde Christmas shoppe! Can't wait to hear more.

PS, my bday trip is in February. We just decided since we are closer than usual, we should definitely go down and get ourselves to a Halloween party & food and wine. I'm very excited about YC, especially bring so close to epcot.
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I could see the think humidity in the window behind you at breakfast. I would melt!

I love the detailed photo's of the resort. It's one resort we haven't stayed at before.

p.s. cute tops ladies!
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Four bags. Oh my!!! We men pack one bag for 2 weeks. LOL
Nice must do list.
Photopass+ is still $149. Woohoo!
That is too bad about the bag.
Nice sign pic.
The room looked great and so did the view.
Nice pics inside Hall of Presidents.
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Love the skorts & t shirt!

Nice views from WL.

We have not done HOP in a while either but it is a nice place to cool off (and nap for some).

Being from NH I have a hard time with the afternoon heat down there so it is a nice place for me to cool off for a bit. I do enjoy the show also. Maybe we will see it in a couple of weeks.
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Happy you had such a great breakfast, it's always good to start your day with Mickey waffles!!

I think they were a bit of a weakness for me when we went last time. I looove the Mickey head waffles. I'm just glad we didn't eat too many places that had them!
Your outfit at breakfast!! So pretty!! But I can totally see why you changed, getting that wet would have been a serious, wardrobe malfunction!

Love coral on you! Lucky girl! You can pull off pink and coral!! Nice! I'm impressed by the carrying of the purse, I just can't do it unless it's a cross body bag. I take my baggallini, but always looking for something cuter and something I wouldn't worry about getting wet or a little dirty since you have to put your purse/bag on the floor for most of the rides.

Hall of Pres's! Mackie fought me on that one, until after, then she thought it was pretty cool. Silly girl! I love HoP!! But I'm nerdy/patriotic that way, I actually get a little choked up watching it and The American Adventure in Epcot. The Voices of Liberty do it to me too. Yup! That's how nerdy/patriotic I am.

I was once apart of the Women's Republican Club here in the Austin area, and we went to the Capitol for Rep. day, it was the coolest thing to see all those women dressed in Red.
When we were about to walk into the House of Reps. I was so excited to walk in there and watch everyone in action, my sister then turned to me and said, "This is like your Disney World isn't it?" Since I hadn't been to WDW yet, I said in my most five year old like voice, "YES!!" And at that moment, it truly was.

Can't wait to see what y'all are up to next!! You and Em always look like you are having such a great time. I think Mackenzie and I do really well together when the boys (DH and DS21) aren't around, I hate to say it, but I think it's true. The guys stress us out! I have a tendency to be more uptight than I should, but that's easily remedied once I step foot into Orlando airport. It's time to turn into a kid again!!

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You are making me fall madly in love with WL... Soooo glad you are checking out - I am not sure I can take any more pictures of it. LOL

I totally agree about the PP+ card, it would be very nice if they would just mail it out - so annoying to have to go redeem it.

Such a bummer about missing your FP+ reservations... So tell me, did you lose them then? Or were you able to rebook them for a later time?

In all of our trips - we have yet to see the hall of Presidents... we need to make it a priority.

Love the update! Can't wait to see where you go next.

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Hi D~! Glad I can do a huge service for you and check out of that place!

I have a survey in my email inbox about the MBs but now that I've heard rumors that they will integrate the MBs with the FP system I don't suppose they need my feedback on that one!

Yes, once we missed our window we lost our Fp+ reservations. Bummer! But it was our first park day for such a long trip we hoped we'd have an opportunity to get back to those attractions.

No HoP for you guys?? Here I'll give you the condensed version.... We had a revolution, then there was a Civil war, some other historical events and then all 43 Presidents were acknowledged for roll call and the we had a patriotic finale!!

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I wish! I wanted to rent DVC points for SOMEWHERE deluxe, after falling in love with OKW on my last trip. But I had to wait at work for a vacation bid and wait for my time to be approved and by then, since it's the food and wine festival, they were all booked up. So it's Pop Century again for me!

Disney details...that's what keeps pulling me back again and again! I LOVE IT!

That cracks me up that you aren't used to the super heat! I somehow NEVER end up going when it's cold. It's been September...August...then July! So basically hotter and hotter. Now I'm going in October and I hear it can be very hot and also can be cold. THAT should make packing fun!

Did you guys manage to get paper fp's along with FP+? I worry about that. It seems so...restrictive and freeing at the time. Like it's great that I don't have to be rushing with hordes of people to the big ticket rides at rope drop, but on the other hand...I know I could get A LOT more fast passes just running around doing it on my own and this way makes it hard to coordinate meeting up with people who are staying offsite but still want to go to the parks with you. I'm very curious to hear how you like it overall!
Hi Kimmy! Heck, just going to WDW during F&W would be wonderful! Pop is a lot of fun!! Hoping the weather is very pleasant when you are there in Oct. - wait that's next month!!

We didn't pull any paper FPs but I've heard around here that you can double dip. I didn't know it at the time. You really do have to plan ahead with the FP+.

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Ok... all caught up!

Your room at WL looks beautiful - we made a couple stops here for lunch and dinner one night and it really got us excited for our stay there in January. However we will be in the DVC section and the rooms are a bit different. I do LOVE how Disney is getting away from the yucky comforters, it brightens the rooms, looks fresher/cleaner and is more sanitary..... Although I always ditched them in the closet or in the corner somewhere....

The Territory Lounge is on our list- it sounds delish. I haven't got caught up on your dining reviews yet though.. Also YAY for Mickey Waffles!! We have WCC for a dinner one night on our trip but I'm not sold on it yet....

Oh and I hear you on the heat and humidity.... 97 degrees when we were down there, us Northerners were melting as well, and my fidgety kids would never sit through 23 minutes of AC errr I mean presidents. Luckily For the afternoon pool breaks and cooler nights... kinda....

I also have yet to start my TR - I should soon... Because I never took notes however my 1700 pictures should help me put a timeline on things! I am also waiting on PP to find some lost photos and I need to get my CD, I can't wait to read more!

PS good to know we made the right choice not getting that suitcase! We needed an extra bag and picked up a canvas style one because we worried it would get destroyed being checked....
Again, welcome back Sarah! Let me know when you start your TR I would love to follow along.

Most of the time I go by my photos to put things in order and figure out what we did as well. It's the best timeline I have. Sorry about the missing photos. I should have done that last trip when we had another family for our AK day.

Sounds like you made a great luggage decision.

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Ah yes, humid Florida mornings where they fog up your camera lens instantly. Gotta love it!

For shame! Missing 2 Fastpass reservations! Something to get used to with the Magic Bands.

The Hall of Presidents is excellent for two things in WDW. 23 minutes of cool, or 23 minutes of warm depending on how the weather is. I've taken advantage of both.
Ha ha Dani!! I blame missing the FP reservations on my obsession with taking so many WL photos.

Yes, HoP is versatile like that! Shelter from the weather and all with a history lesson thrown in!

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Can't wait to read more. We are leaving in 2 wks. Will be celebrating DD 4th bday. So excited.
Hi Jerzetta!! Thank you for reading!! You don't have long to wait until your trip. What a great celebration for your DD!! Happy early birthday to her!

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Love the look of WL! Reminds me of a log cabin in the North Carolina mountains! I'd love to stay there but I really want to give BLT a try of course and then AKL CL too! It's funny how much your taste can change in just a few short years. Just last year we stayed in Pop and this year we stayed Moderate and Deluxe. Haha!

As for Hall of Presidents...that's a nice place to stop in a get a nice cool breeze going. Jason loves that show but I always fall asleep watching it. I even remember going there for a band trip in high school and the teacher asked if we learned anything and then asked who was sleeping. The entire band raised their hand!!! Too funny I know. But it's nice to take Olivia to that show when we pull her out of school like in previous years. Now we can take her anytime we want to!
Disney doesn't make it easy to choose since there are so many fabulous resorts. My favorite may be AKL though. (BLT for the spacious rooms and proximity to MK is always going to be a favorite as well.) Who am I kidding, I love them all.

ha ha!! I'm sure when the house lights go on there are many people just waking up. Too funny about your band trip.

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Quick hijack..Quick question regarding the Magic Bands…could you have used Em’s and vice versa? I’m just wondering how it knows that the band you have on actually belongs to you. What’s to stop someone from giving theirs to someone else to use for the day? With the cards you had to use your fingerprint so there was no way to “borrow” someone else’s.

Now back to the TR…

Christine
For entry into the park, no, you can not use someone else' magic band since you still need to scan your finger. When you go through the gates it does flash your name. I'm sure there's other info embedded in the bands behind the scenes.

Hope that helps.

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I hear you!! I went for the weekend a couple weeks ago & oh man, it was hot! I was walking into mk and I thought I wonder how hot it is. So, my trusty smartphone told me it was 86 but felt like 108. Yeahhhh, gross.

Anyway! I love Em's haircut, seriously. Oh WL, i wish i could have gotten reservations for you. Cute tank top there! Hall of presidents is the best, especially when it's super hot. Then you can just cross the road to the ye olde Christmas shoppe! Can't wait to hear more.

PS, my bday trip is in February. We just decided since we are closer than usual, we should definitely go down and get ourselves to a Halloween party & food and wine. I'm very excited about YC, especially bring so close to epcot.
Hi Jennifer! I think it always feels hotter there!! Yikes, that's still hot.

Thanks, I'll tell you your compliment.

You know all the cool places to hang!!

Got it.. you're a February baby! Not sure why I thought summer... I'm old.. forgive me!

Do you go to WDW every month?? I'm impressed! And jealous of course!!

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I could see the think humidity in the window behind you at breakfast. I would melt!

I love the detailed photo's of the resort. It's one resort we haven't stayed at before.

p.s. cute tops ladies!
Hi Princessjv!! Welcome and thanks for reading. yes, those windows sure give away the humidity.

We are definitely heat wave light weights.

Thanks!!

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Four bags. Oh my!!! We men pack one bag for 2 weeks. LOL
Nice must do list.
Photopass+ is still $149. Woohoo!
That is too bad about the bag.
Nice sign pic.
The room looked great and so did the view.
Nice pics inside Hall of Presidents.
Okay I am all caught up.
And how many shoes did you bring Scott?? I could totally justify one bag if I ... wait I can't! I'm going to have to drop that argument.

Thanks... yep woohoo!... yeah, Mickey bag bit the dust. Argh!....thanks, the bus driver did all the work to get me there for that photo...certainly was... thanks, I'm trying to compete with you for great photos...glad you're caught up and JOINING!! I'm glad you are here!!

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Love the skorts & t shirt!

Nice views from WL.

We have not done HOP in a while either but it is a nice place to cool off (and nap for some).

Being from NH I have a hard time with the afternoon heat down there so it is a nice place for me to cool off for a bit. I do enjoy the show also. Maybe we will see it in a couple of weeks.
Thanks Doreen! Definitely HoP was our go to cool down place.

Lucky you for the return trip so soon!!

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Happy you had such a great breakfast, it's always good to start your day with Mickey waffles!!
It's an obsession for me!

I think they were a bit of a weakness for me when we went last time. I looove the Mickey head waffles. I'm just glad we didn't eat too many places that had them!

See? You know what I'm talking about!
Your outfit at breakfast!! So pretty!! But I can totally see why you changed, getting that wet would have been a serious, wardrobe malfunction!

Yep.

Love coral on you! Lucky girl! You can pull off pink and coral!! Nice! I'm impressed by the carrying of the purse, I just can't do it unless it's a cross body bag. I take my baggallini, but always looking for something cuter and something I wouldn't worry about getting wet or a little dirty since you have to put your purse/bag on the floor for most of the rides.

Coral is my new favorite color. I never wore pink until a couple years ago since my mom never dressed me in pink being a red head and all it clashed she said. Mom's know everything you know!

I prefer a tote or a small backpack in the parks since I tend to carry a sweater for the a/c attractions, my camera, and my girlie stuff. I wish I could travel lighter.


Hall of Pres's! Mackie fought me on that one, until after, then she thought it was pretty cool. Silly girl! I love HoP!! But I'm nerdy/patriotic that way, I actually get a little choked up watching it and The American Adventure in Epcot. The Voices of Liberty do it to me too. Yup! That's how nerdy/patriotic I am.

Anyone who has read my last TR (I had a quiz at the end) knows that the American Adventure is my favorite Americana attraction ever. I still cry every time. Starting at MLK, I have a dream...

I was once apart of the Women's Republican Club here in the Austin area, and we went to the Capitol for Rep. day, it was the coolest thing to see all those women dressed in Red.

Seriously I bet that was a memorable sight.

When we were about to walk into the House of Reps. I was so excited to walk in there and watch everyone in action, my sister then turned to me and said, "This is like your Disney World isn't it?" Since I hadn't been to WDW yet, I said in my most five year old like voice, "YES!!" And at that moment, it truly was.

ha ah!

Can't wait to see what y'all are up to next!! You and Em always look like you are having such a great time. I think Mackenzie and I do really well together when the boys (DH and DS21) aren't around, I hate to say it, but I think it's true. The guys stress us out! I have a tendency to be more uptight than I should, but that's easily remedied once I step foot into Orlando airport. It's time to turn into a kid again!!

How is your ankle, by the way?
I was going to try and remember all my rebuttals so just look above!

You are so kind with your comments. And I completely get the guys traveling with you changes the dynamics of travel. My DH is far more laid back and vacation for him is different than my vision of vacation. I would drive him crazy with all the activities.

The ankle is so much better. Thanks for asking!!
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