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Old 09-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Can I use my band mom? A 4th birthday at the YC! Sept 13! update 7/3 x3 Completed !!

Can I use my band mom? A 4th birthday celebration at the YC. Sept 13

Welcome fellow Disney lovers!
We just returned from our latest Disney vacation. As you can probably guest from the title, we were able to test the magic bands which my DS really enjoyed. Thank goodness he did not have any charging privileges on that thing. He had to use it every chance he got from opening the hotel door to trying to scan it in the stores. I cannot tell you how many times I heard this question all week. He has even managed to keep up with his magic band since we have been home.






I have been to Disney world several times including a semester on the Disney college program. I spend my time running my home and raising my little one but I also have this little gig on the side called a full time job where I am a respiratory therapist. I am also doing this parenting thing alone so I really look forward to the time I can spend with the DS in our happy place.


The DS turned 4 the day before we left and this was his 8th trip to Disney. He is smart, full of energy, and loves Disney just as much as his mommy. He loves Thomas the tank, any type of train, going to karate class, school, and Disney of course. His favorite ride on this trip was test track. He also loves the roller coaster train, also known as Big thunder mountain, and the blue train, also known as the people mover. He has a big thing for trains!!






Our dates were September 11th - 18th to celebrate DS 4th birthday!

Our resort stay included one night at the all star movies followed by 6 nights at the yacht Club!
I got my first DSLR a few months ago so I have lots of pictures and I am still a beginner. I shot most of them in auto but I did venture out some and I apologize in advance for those awkward photos.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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September 10, 2013
DS 4th birthday. The day before disney!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...73&postcount=7

September 11th, 2013
Its Disney day!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...27&postcount=8
Downtown disney,All star movies, pool fun
http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...3&postcount=19

September 12th, 2013
Checking into Yacht club....Better view than expected!!!!
http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...0&postcount=20
Stormalong Bay
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=26
Garden grill, Soarin, Test track
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=27

September 13th, 2013
HS morning
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=34
HS morning, Hollywood and vine lunch
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=46
Jedi Training Academy
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...0&postcount=47
Friday The 13th Unleash the Villains
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...0&postcount=52

September 14, 2013
Animal kingdom
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=57
Animal Kingdom, Mickey's Backyard BBQ
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...0&postcount=58

September 15, 2013
Magic Kingdom, Pirates League
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=61
Pirates league
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=62
Columbia Harbor house, Fantasyland
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=63
Cape may Dinner, Monorail Birthday Cake, MK EMH
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=64
MSEP FP+, MK EMH
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=65

September 16, 2013

Epcot, characters, easy morning
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=76
World Showcase
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...5&postcount=88
World showcase and funnel cakes
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=89



Disney Video
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=99


September 17, 2013
Last day!Magic Kingdom
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=124

Be our guest Dinner
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=138

MNSSHP
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=139

September 18, 2013
Departure Day
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My 1st TR: Who says you can't take a 1 year old to WDW. Put that boy in a stroller!Oct 2010

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Old 09-28-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Can't wait to read your report. Your comments bring back memories. I too had a train lover! He ended up becoming a mechanical engineer.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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Can't wait to read your report. Your comments bring back memories. I too had a train lover! He ended up becoming a mechanical engineer.

Thank you!
An engineer that's wonderful!
I could see my DS because he is always trying to see how things work. While riding the carrousel he just looks up and when he gets off he gets on the ground to look under it to see whats going on !Lol
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A birth. . . day before disney!

September 10th, 2013

The day before Disney! This day could not come soon enough, yet it came too soon. I could not believe my DS was 4! He is growing too fast for my liking! I was getting flamed from my son's school because they take unexcused absences very seriously! I get that but my child is 3 about to be 4. Even my mom who has been in education for over 30 years thought they were extreme. So he went for a half day today Just cause I am his mom and I ca take him out . I had this tripped booked and planned before we even moved to our new home and I was keeping it that way.

Ok back to this day. I ordered a cake for DS but on his birthday I still got him a cupcake and a few things. We also went to chick fil a because they were offering a free kids meal with the purchase of a combo. At least that is what I found out when I got there! Pure luck!! I took his last photos as a three year old. I have a very silly boy!


















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It's Disney Day!!!

September 11th, 2013: Were going to Disney world!!!



Today begin when I woke up an hour before my alarm because I was too excited to sleep.

Ten minutes later a little one followed me into the living room.

I had planned on us leaving around 5 am but we were up, ready, and excited so we left! We were out the door at 4:12am. We made a quick gas stop and my little one was sporting his Mickey hat. A gentleman saw him getting out of the car and asked if we were going or coming. He was excited to hear that we were going to Disney. He asked DS if he could come. He even offered the DS his trunk in exchange for his spot to Disney!



My kid chose Disney!!!

If there was a way I could have recorded that to remind him when he is a teenager and wants a car, that he was offered a free truck but did not take it!










Almost four and a half hours later, we arrived to exit 62, lake Buena Vista, a little before 9am. My plan was to do some shopping off site at the outlet on Vineland before parking my car on property. However, they did not open until 10. We were across the way from DTD and I saw the characters in flight balloon. So I figured lets go over there and take a ride. I have been trying to get on that balloon for a while. So we hopped over to an almost completely empty DTD. DS had this wow face when he saw the WDW sign!







Not the best picture but I was driving..shh!

Dev asked if he could be like this fake man! His words!!






Making our way to characters in flight I was sad when we arrived and the sign said they were closed due to high winds! We never got the chance to ride this trip. Maybe next September! I let the little one run around after being in the car. I decided to go to our hotel for the 1st night and leave my car.

Before moving over to YC we stayed at a value for the first night! I added this day at the last minute!




I went to check in and the room was not ready but I wasn't expecting it to be. The cast member did try to find us one but had no luck. She made DS a balloon sword that he carried faithfully the whole first day!





Up next...lunch and shopping!
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Im in! thanks for following my TR I love your little boys hat super cute
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Joining in! I never get tired of Dev pictures, he is just so cute!! And he shares Paxton's train obsession so that gets from me.

The picture of his face as you went under the WDW sign is priceless! I love that he shares your enthusiasm for Disney. I gotta say, I'm so jealous that your drive down is so short.
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The picture of his face as you went under the WDW sign is priceless! I love that he shares your enthusiasm for Disney. I gotta say, I'm so jealous that your drive down is so short.
Hey!
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So happy you are here.
I thought devyn was getting out of the train phase but he wanted a new set. he asked if he could get one for Christmas and he really wants that special edition silver Thomas but you have to get like 12 sets to get it

He makes so many funny faces

The short drive was a positive when I had to move here
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We are back from our trip with 2 four year olds Sept 21-29 and I'm enjoying reading your TR. We went from Toronto so quite a bit further away but if we lived within driving distance, we'd be there 8 times too. Lol!
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We are back from our trip with 2 four year olds Sept 21-29 and I'm enjoying reading your TR. We went from Toronto so quite a bit further away but if we lived within driving distance, we'd be there 8 times too. Lol!
Toronto ! That's so cool but quite a drive I'm sure! I am not use to being this close we moved from Atlanta almost a year a go and this was our 3rd time since then plus once to legoland! I just never get tired of going! Thanks for reading!
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