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Old 08-03-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Blood, Sweat, and no Tears! (maybe) Disney World July 2014

Welcome to my first ever Disney Trip Report! My name is Ryan and I hope this trip report is as fun as our trip was. First lets introduce my family.

Trip Facts:
Port Orleans Riverside
Family of 5
Garden View room
Disney Regular Dining Plan
6-Day Park hoppers

We are from good ole Wisconsin (Milwaukee) home of the Brewers, Packers, Badgers, Bucks, Harley Davidson, The Fonz, and Cheese!

I am Ryan of course and I am the oldest kid in the family (16).
(picture is from our last trip in 2012)
I play football in high school and my dream is to become a Disney Imagineer. My first Trip was when I was 8 months old. This is my 6th trip and number seven is coming in January when I run the 10k race on marathon weekend.

My Dad, Henry

He is a Sanitation Engineer as he likes to call it (Garbage Man) for our city, he also plows the roads in the winter. My Dad is also a very good bowler, he won the national singles title in 2012 in Baton Rouge, LA with a 800 series.

My Mom, Lynn

She is a former teacher and now a stay at home mom. She does daycare for people that work with my dad and friends of ours. My Mom is where my disney addiction started. Her first trip was in 1972 when she 4 years old. She went pretty much every year for spring break after that. They rove from Wisconsin and Camped in Ft. Wilderness.

Now my two sisters,

Jordan 12, Plays basketball and a lot of it she is on an AAU team and always has tournaments. Her first trip was in 2006.

Lastly but definitely not least is Sydnee 8, she is the crazy kid but we all love her. This is her second trip first was in 2012.

Well thats it for introductions. This is our first time staying at Riverside, we did stay at French Quarter but thats when I was about two years old so I don't remember much. This is also our first time using the Dining Plan. With all of that out of the lets get started with report!
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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Table Of Contents

Introductions: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...62&postcount=1

Day 1 Epcot and Via Napoli
1. Hey Hey its arrival day! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...12&postcount=3

2. Mom my birthday was in May. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=15
Part 2. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...0&postcount=19

3. Mom we need a good spot for Illuminations! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=28

Day 2 MK and Ohana'

1. Ohana' and Rope Drop at MK http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=32
Part two. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=33

2. We finally get to ride the Mine Train! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=34

3. Its a Festival of Fantasy! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=35
Part 2. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=36

4. Dole Whips, Slushies, and Olaf treats. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=42
Part 2. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=43

Animal Kingdom and DTD on Day 3

1. Breakfast with the Yeti http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=47

2. Kilimanjaro Safaris and A festival of the lion king http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=49
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:11 PM   #3
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Hey Hey its Arrival Day!

7/26 Arrival Day

We woke up around 3:30 AM for our 6 AM Flight out of Milwaukee direct to Orlando. My Grandpa got to our house before most of us were up, he was taking us to the airport. We got to the airport at about 4:10, checked in luggage and headed to the terminal. We sat by our gate and waited until boarding time.


We were a little sleepy...


You could really tell who was all going to Disney because a bunch of people had their magic bands on already.



We left the cool cloudiness for a hot sunny Florida!

2 hours and 10 minutes later we were in paradise. Off the plan and straight to The Magical Express.



Within about 20 minutes we boarded a bus and were headed to Port Orleans Riverside!



We did online check-in, went to the front desk and found out our room was ready!



So we headed off to find our room and get ready for an adventure in Epcot.

Here is our view from our first floor room.



My sister was loving that she got her own little bed with the alligator from Princess and the Frog.



Up next: Mom my Birthday was in May!
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Hey there neighbour! I'm from the Milwaukee area too!

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Following along! My little brother has been dreaming of being a Disney Imagineer his whole life too. He's 13 now so a little younger than you.

I teach high school and can't tell you how awesome it would be to have a teen in my class that loves Disney as much as I do!

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I'm in, too! Love Milwaukee - great zoo. Also love Door County. Riverside is great - best food court on property!
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I wanted to be an imagineer when I was young but then switched to a safer career path but part of me now wishes I hadn't - so hope you stick with your dream!

Glad your room was ready and that does look like a fun bed your sister got
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Following along. We are a family of 5 staying at Riverside this January!
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Following along! My little brother has been dreaming of being a Disney Imagineer his whole life too. He's 13 now so a little younger than you.

I teach high school and can't tell you how awesome it would be to have a teen in my class that loves Disney as much as I do!

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I really want to go in the field of engineering, and it would be awesome if I can become a Disney Imagineer. Thanks for following along.

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Cool, we just booked for january at POR too! I am running in the 10k race on marathon weekend.

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Mom my Birthday was in May!

Once we were settled in, we headed out for Epcot! We had a ADR for Via Napoli at 4:30. We headed to the North depot at POR which is the closest to our building which was number 39, in the Alligator Bayou. We got to Epcot just before noon.
I love SSE, it is my favorite park icon.

We headed to Club Cool first since we had never done it and wanted to try it.
We tried a cup of every flavor beverage. The only thing was I don't think any of us drank an entire cup of any of them. None of the sodas appealed to us, especially the famous Beverly.

Next since it was close we headed off to the Imagination Pavilion. Who doesn't need a little imagination to put a spark in their day! It was about a 5-10 minute wait as usual.
That song is still stuck in my head, but its okay I still like the attraction.

Off to the next pavilion, The Land. We headed in to see what the wait time was at Soarin' I believe it was at 80 minutes so we said no thank you. Instead we headed to the Living with the land ride. My Dad isn't all that fond of it, he dozes off occasionally.
Some of the plants here are insane. I know they use them in restaurants throughout the resort but, I would like to know what dishes need things like this.

We ended our journey in the land and headed to the Seas with Nemo and Friends.
To be continued...
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