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Old 09-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Back to Back trips in August-The How Could You's Ride Again!- Final Thoughts 4/14

Back to Back Trips in the Hottest Month of the Year, 4 Resorts and Some Magic Bands!! The How Could You Gang Rides Again!
Allow me to introduce the folks along for the first ride and the next one. First up-DH and Myself. DH is not a Disney addict by any stretch of the imagination, but he goes along for the "get away from home" and sometimes joins in on the fun.
Next is me, Linda. I AM a Disney addict, fully admitted and OK with that! My first trip to WDW was in 1981 with my mom and some family friends. It was only the Magic Kingdom back then, and the only resorts were the Poly and CR (neither of which my mom could afford). We stayed offsite at a Travelodge in Kissimee and made a day visit to the park (maybe 2 days). The characters looked a bit funny back then. But that was all it took! I was hooked. We went each summer while I was in High School and made day visits to the park. In 1984 I got my first EPCOT Center experience (didn't go in 83) and made sure to go again the year MGM Studios opened their doors. We missed out on AK by several years. I wasn't up for WDW with an infant. In 1996 we had our first on-site stay at CBR! That was it! I've never looked back. Every stay since has been on-site. We have tried numerous different resorts-adding 2 new ones to the collection this summer!



Along with DH and myself for this first trip in end July/August were my son (right) and nephew (left). DS has been going to WDW or DL pretty much yearly since 2004. This would be DNephew's first trip ever.



So there you have it: an Addict, a seasoned vet, a newbie, and one "just going along to get away from home". Nothing could possibly go wrong with this plan, right?


Just a little backstory to explain 2 trips in one month's time. DD was supposed to be involved in a summer ballet intensive. DS did not want to lose out on summer vacation. So the idea was born that DS and I would go to WDW while DD was doing her intensive in early summer. DS decided he would be bored with Exciting, but old, Mom and asked if he could bring someone along. My sister-in-law was on board with letting one of her boys go along. Now there were 3. As the trip got closer, DH decided I would not be able to handle 2 boys by myself in Disney. Now there are 4!
Then DD decided against going away for the summer intensive but wanted a mother/daughter trip. We had talked about this with a friend of hers and her mom (also a Disney Addict) before and decided to make plans for the trip. We wanted to go during a less busy month but I didn't want DD to miss too much school. So we opted for the last week of August. DD would just miss the first 2.5 days-no big deal.

DNephew would not get out of school until mid June. Then he had a hockey conflict. Best time for him was last week of July into start of Aug. So that trip got bumped from June. What's an Addict to do? Two trips during August....to Florida......hurricane season....HOT..... Sure, why not?!!!

And now, for the participants of the August 25th-Sept 1st trip.



myself, DD-K , her friend K2, and K2's mom. They are seasoned Disney travelers and enjoy Epcot most. DD and I are DHS fans so we had trouble deciding how to divide our time and sometimes needed to split up to keep everyone happy.
We also acquired these little beauties for this trip:



More on them much later!

So now you have the who and the when.......what about the where?! We'll save that for next time.
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1. Where Shall We Stay? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...77&postcount=8
2. Continued Arrival Day. POP http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=10
3. Arrival Day Part 2 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=18
4. Day 2- DHS http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=22
5. Day 2 continues http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=27
6. Day 2 completed http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=31
7. Day 3 Animal Kingdom http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=37
8. Day 3 continues http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=38
9. Day 3 AK cont. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=43
10. Day 3 cont. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=44
11. Day 3 completed http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=45
12. Day 4 -"What are we gonna' do today, Ferb?" http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=52
13. Day 4 continued http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=53
14. Day 4 cont.Typhoon Lagoon http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=54
15. Day 4 cont. MK Evening http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=57
16. Day 4 MK Evening cont. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=63
17. Day 4 MK Evening completed http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=64
18. Day 5 Moving Day!! Beach Club http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=72
19. Day 5 cont. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=76
20. Day 5-guess where we are!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=85
21. Day 5- guess again! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=86
22. Day 5- the big reveal http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=87
23. Day 5 - Dinner time!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=88
24. Day 5 Evening completed http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=94
25. Day 6- A MK kind of day! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=98
26. Day 6 continued http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=99
27. Day 6 cont. HOT afternoon http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=107
28. Day 6 concludes with the way out. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=108
29. Day 7-Pick Your Park Day! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=109
30. Day 7 completed http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=110
31. Day 8-Our last Disney morning http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=118
32. Day 8- concluded http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=119
33. Mother/Daughter trip begins http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=123
34. Girls trip planning continues http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=131http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=130
35. Let's get this trip started!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=131
36. Arrival Day continued. Art of Animation http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=138
37. Welcome to our room. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=139
38. Arrival Day--Off to lunch! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=146
39. Magic Kingdom evening http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=152
40. Magic Kingdom Extra Magic Hours concluding...http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=153
41. "Sleeping In" and a bit of Epcot http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=158
42. Epcot-What's for Lunch?! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=159
43. Concluding Epcot 8/26 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=160
44. Day 3-Animal Kingdom http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=170
45. Animal Kingdom cont. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=172
46. Animal Kingdom cont. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=173
47. Animal Kingdom cont. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=174
48. Animal Kindom day concludes http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=176
49. Lunch and some rest http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=177
50. Keys to the Kingdom http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=180
51. The KTTK tour descriptions http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=185
52. Relaxing, Touring the World, and Pick a Pearl http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=198
53. Trip Around the World continues http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=199
54. Final Tour of Art of Animation and preparing to move to AKL http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=200
55. Moving Day-AKL http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=211
56. Moving day continued http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=212
57. A Little Fun Poolside http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=213
58. AKL Pool View Room http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=223
59. An Epcot kind of day http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=224
60. Epcot day concluded http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=225
61. DHS Rope Drop http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=236
62. DHS continued http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=238
63. DHS Animation Academy http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=243
64. Sci-Fi ADR http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=244
65. Kidani Pool http:/http://www.disboards.com/showp...&postcount=245
66. DHS evening http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=253
67. DHS evening continues http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=254
68. Fantasmic http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=264
69. Fantasmic concludes http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=265
70. EMH Evening at Epcot http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=266
71. EMH morning at DHS http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=278
72. A bus to....... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=281
73. Lunch at Be Our Guest! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=288
74. continued Lunch at BOG http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=289
75. BOG and MK as viewed by DD http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=290
76. a little rest and a MK evening http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=295
77. See What a Little Wishing Can Do! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=301
78. That Dreaded Day! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=306
79. The surprise ADR http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=315
80. Breakfast at Ohana continued http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=316
81. A final afternoon in the Magic Kindom with a short Video http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=320
82. Meanwhile over in China.... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=326
83. Meeting the Princesses http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=330
84. continued-a little Small World http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=331
85. An Enchanted Tale http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=335
86. Saying Goodbye to the Magic Kingdom http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=342
87. Our Final Moments http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=343
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Oh my gosh!!! TWO Trips back to back... that's AWESOME!! Of course I'm here and following along!!
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Oh my gosh!!! TWO Trips back to back... that's AWESOME!! Of course I'm here and following along!!
Wow!!! And you are first, too!!! Thanks for coming along! Can't wait to get into all that happened. I have so many photos to share, too. So glad you are here.
And so sorry that we never seemed to run into you anywhere. I kept my eyes wide open, too.
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Where shall we stay?

We became a bit of the "Resort Hoppers" on this trip. When the summer discounts came out for this year, I got on the phone to see about a return to the Beach Club. I knew we couldn't possibly do a full stay there, but a split with a Value was do-able. Unfortunately, Beach Club with the discount was not available except for Club Level. (some day) BUT they had Yacht Club. DS was the one who really wanted BC so I talked it over with him. With YC they still would have the use of SAB (which was his main goal) so we went with that. Now to decide on the value. I reallllllllyyyyyyy did not want to deal with All-Stars. DS wanted to do AoA, but I told him the only way to do it was to use the Little Mermaid rooms. Ummmm, NO! Can't imagine why he wouldn't want to stay in the girlie rooms. So that left us POP. Then I told him we could do a Moderate and stay in one place for the entire trip and called to price out Pirate rooms at CBR or a return to CS. The boys really didn't want to do either (SAB is a huge draw for any kid).
A little later in the spring the AP discounts came out. Soooooo, I called Disney again to add the extra discount and what do you know?! BC is available with the discount. Yep, switched!
The plan was set. Except, DNephew lives in New York. How to get him here, became the question of the day. First we thought we'd fly him here and then leave out of Midway. Flights from Chicago to ORD were ridiculous all winter and spring. DSIL called one day to say she had seen flights from Buffalo to ORD $113 each way. After crunching all the numbers and adding in the cost of gas, it was still cheaper for the 3 of us to drive to their house and then fly from Buffalo Int'l.
I know, I know....get to the photos already!!!! Dates are July 24th (driving to New York) and flying out on the 25th in the morning, staying through August 1st then flying back to New York but staying at DSIL to recover for a couple of days before returning home Aug 3rd.

Our chariot awaits:



The boys did wayyyy more of this on this vacation than I could hardly stand. Note DS has his Blackhawks shirt on (just after we took the Cup). This comes into play later in the day.



Our flight was fairly uneventful and we arrived to DME with little fanfare.

Unfortunately, I did not have my camera out (and being a newbie with a smartphone-didn't think of using it to capture the lines at DME) so I have no photos of our nonexistent line. However, being the first flight in means waiting for more passengers to arrive before we could get a move on! And then we weren't even graced with a real DME bus. Which prompted DS (the veteran of all things Disney) to add his 2 cents with this comment "Wow, a Bootleg Magic Express Bus"-to which everyone around got a good .

Soon enough we were off-and it was raining! What?!!! It's not even time for that yet?! That isn't supposed to happen until the afternoon.



We did have the wonderful arrival video, and our driver was a bit fun, so the time passed quickly enough and soon we were driving through....



and seeing my most treasured purple signs!



In no time we were pulling in here!



And checking in here: Nobody here?



We had reserved a preferred room and the only request I'd made was "high floor"

What do you know? It was only a little after 11 and our room was ready!



We got Building 4, 60s section, Room 4412-top floor and corner room.



We were in our room by 11:27 am.
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continued arrival day

Here we are!!





the only towel critter for the entire stay we had there



Is it just me, or has Mousekeeping really decreased their use of these? When we were at AKL in 2004, there was a new towel critter every day, and the housekeepers were always taking the kids stuffed critters and making arrangements with them and the towel critters. The kids got such a kick out of wondering what we would find each day on our return to the room.

We were celebrating DNephew's birthday this trip. Here the boys are listening to the welcome call and Happy Birthday wish from the characters.



The view from the top (and I had my telephoto lens on so the photos are a little too close)



We were just a staircase and a very short walk from Everything POP! It was awesome to be that close. The boys could just walk over and grab a bite to eat or look around in the shop. We loved it.



The view right out our door



and around the corner



We were getting a bit hungry and decided to wander over to grab a bite and decide what to do. The rain had stopped and we debated between a swim after lunch or heading out to a park.





I wandered a bit in the lobby. How many of the items in the shadowboxes do you recall having in your own home at some time in your life? In this first one, we had the ice tray, the cookbook, and the egg beaters.



This one I know we had the flashcards, the dominoes, a skateboard (not that one), and of course, the PlayDough (who didn't?) and I had a Flinstones lunchbox when I was in 1st grade!



I watch all these TV shows (albeit in rerun form-until the color version of "I Dream of Jeanie")



Still have the Wheel of Fortune game that is in this case. Think it's worth anything?! and I had so many of the items in this box...



Here's where I was a bit of a bad Diser. I didn't do food photos with the Boys' Trip. My DH thinks I'm really weird with my Disney obsession as it is and that would just tip him over the edge. But you all really don't need a thousand pictures of pizzas or cheeseburgers anyways - as that is really all the boys ever ate.

They were beginning the flip in here towards RFID and stations would be closed each time we went in.





As you can see, it wasn't really too crowded in there for lunch time.







The boys had burgers, I had the fish and chips and DH had the Spring Egg Roll sandwich. Grand total $36.81. The food was not the best for myself or DH. The boys like their burgers just fine. Not excited to return here for lunch any time soon. (at least, that is what my notes say)

We wandered into the shop before deciding what to do with our day.











After wandering around the shop, we made the decision to head out. Where do you suppose we decided to go?
To be continued..........
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Check out My Beach Club Trip Report - loads of pixhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ferrerid=98667
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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Check out My Beach Club Trip Report - loads of pixhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ferrerid=98667
TR from 2012 "How Could You?" http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3009569.
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Oh good to finally get your trip report....love the pix so far....i know you just hated having to go to WDW 2 x this past summer......
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Linda, a great arrival day update. Glad you got your room request and that your room was ready.

Love your son's t-shirt!

Rain early in the day? Seriously, that's not supposed to start until 4 p.m. according to my TR.

I think with the cutbacks on mousekeeping, they've had to cut back on the towel animals because they just don't have the time.
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Oh good to finally get your trip report....love the pix so far....i know you just hated having to go to WDW 2 x this past summer......
Yay, you found me!!! Yes, it was just awful going twice this summer.


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Linda, a great arrival day update. Glad you got your room request and that your room was ready.

Love your son's t-shirt!

Rain early in the day? Seriously, that's not supposed to start until 4 p.m. according to my TR.
I know!!! Totally threw me off my game!

I think with the cutbacks on mousekeeping, they've had to cut back on the towel animals because they just don't have the time.
You are probably right. Still very disappointing.
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Check out My Beach Club Trip Report - loads of pixhttp://www.disboards.com/showthread....ferrerid=98667
TR from 2012 "How Could You?" http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3009569.
New TR in progress-The "How Could You" Rides Again - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3172306
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