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  1. DLo

    DLo DIS Veteran

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    Now that is what I call and upgrade - gf to soon to be fiance'.
     
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  3. ibedancin824

    ibedancin824 Mouseketeer

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    Yayyy for the room upgrade! And that was soooo sweet of craig to order that basket and get you the ring! :love:
     
  4. shordiebecka

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    what a sweet surprise! I bet he was so proud of himself..most of the men I know tend to puff out their chests and stand up a little taller when they do something that obviously pleases their lady (and I mean that in a clean way!)
     
  5. Vallie

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    :rotfl: it was an awesome surprise! i was really impressed! i loved it too! :lovestruc

    haha ill never doubt you again! that update is coming up next... too bad you are IN DISNEY WORLD right NOW!! and cant read it till u get home!!

    hehe i loved them both too! I was very happy with him :D

    im never letting him go! ever! next update is comin up!

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    thats coming up next!!! are you going for breakfast as well?

    hehe i hope so! maybe next trip i'll get the engagement ring!!

    it was very sweet of him! :goodvibes

    haha it was so sweet! and he was pretty proud of himself! everyone he knew was asking me how i liked the surprise when we came back so I guess he told everyone about it! hehe
     
  6. Vallie

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    Our First Taste of Disney

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    So after getting all out stuff packed up and recovering from the sweet surprises we were off on our way to 1900 Park Fare! I figured schedualing a late breakfast with some characters would be a great way to ease Craig into all the Disney stuff!

    We took the buses to Magic Kingdom, and then headed over to the resport boat launches for the Grand Floridian Resort. The boat ride over was pretty fun, I had never been at any boat at Disney World. Craig thought it was impressive that they had boats AND monorails AND busses going to the resorts and parks! Hehe

    Heres some pics of the ride over...
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    We got to the Grand Floridian a bit early so we went to the podium and they gave us one of those buzzers. We went to wander in the gift shops and lobby and after no time we were called. We both got our picture taken and then we were seated. We both thought the restaurant was so so pretty.

    Here’s us in resturant lobby area
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    They took the same pic of us and tried to sell it for 30 bucks when we went in! no thanks!

    If you want to read my review about the food itself, you can do that by clicking HERE!!


    So our waitress came over, and then we were off to get our first round of food.

    Throughout the breakfast we were visited twice by Mary Poppins, Alice, the Mad Hatter, Pooh and Tigger! We both liked Mary Poppins the best! She was very in character and very sweet.

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    Next was Alice, she was pretty good but not as authentic as Mary Poppins. I for some reason forgot that Alice is English in the movie and I said something like, I didn’t know Alice was English and she looked at me strangely and she was like yes yes she is. And i was like o.. okay then! I was kinda outta it at that morning I don’t know how i could forget that.. even craig gave me “the look” :rotfl:

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    Next came Pooh and Tigger who were very cute, and Craigs first fuzzy character meeting!

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    Last to visit us was Mad Hatter! I was pretty excited to meet him! He was pretty crazy! He was talking to some teens at the table beside us about piercing their ears or something like that and we he came to us he took one look at me and looked back at them and said... and said some people even pierce their nose... and then he turned to Craig and said very loudly AND SOME EVEN TO THIER LIPS! OH MY GOD! Lol Craig wasn’t very impressed. He posed for some pics with us and then noticed I had my happy anniversary button on and yelled out well HAPPPY ANNIVERSARY! And then proceeded to very loudly asked me if I was just with him because he was rich lol I thought he was pretty funny.

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    After we finished eating we wandered around the resort for a bit and took some pics. The Grand Floridian is sooo beautiful! Its definitely my second choice as to where I’d like to stay next time (first choice is the Poly!)

    Heres some pics we took around the Grand Floridian
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    And then we went and caught the resort monorail. Next stop.... The Magic Kingdom!


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  7. AmandaSparks730

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    Congrats on the ring :)

    Hopping on board here! I'd always wondered what they ment by "Mary Poppins & Friends" for the 1900 Park Faire breakfast. Well, now I know! Care for a spot of tea?
     
  8. onelilspark

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    Love what your bf did! How cute! (Don't think mine would even know where to begin!!)
     
  9. Vallie

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    helllo! welcome! glad to help! and i dont drink tea! :laughing:

    i loved it tooo! i was very surprised he was able to plan it all :love:
     
  10. Vallie

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    So what does everyone think of the new annoucement of the fantasyland expansion?!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08W5Os-Wnj0

    I think it looks FANTASTIC and I teared up just watching it! Craig has already agreed we are definitly 100% going back in 2012 for this, the new star tours and the new harry potter land! sooo happy! :banana::banana:

    I know alot of people do not like that toontown is being demolished but personally I didnt really like toon town and felt it didnt fit in with the rest of the MK. I was very happy to hear that none of the other fantasyland rides would be touched, if that was the case I would not be supportive AT ALL!

    I think what I'm most excited for is the Little Mermaid ride and Im sure Craig will be excited for Gastons Pub! hehe

    The only thing I dont like about the expansion is the Dumbo thing. Dumbo to me is such a strong MK icon and I think the thought of two dumbos sounds kind of weird. I think the circus thing sounds really good but I think there should only be one Dumbo! And im kinda sad that Dumbo will no longer be behind the castle :( But I'm sure they will make it looks fantasic and I wont be complaining as soon as I see it!

    Anyways whats everyone elses thoughts?!
     
  11. bluejasmine

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    Great Report! Cant wait to read more! Beautiful ring, your bday must be in Nov? My DD is also..
     
  12. Vallie

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    hii! welcome! and thank u! my birthday is in november! i usually hate my birth stone but this ring is so pretty and works well with the color!
     
  13. WEDWDW

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    I think the new Fantaysland is going to be AWESOME!What is going to be added is SO much more than what will be lost with the end of Toontown.Historically,Toontown was never intended to be a permanent part of Magic Kingdom.I wonder if this is a direct response to Universal's expansion plans.One thing that caught my attention was the "Castle walls" that Guests will walk throughn to enter the new area.They look amazing.This doubling of size is finally going to end the TERRIBLE "Fantasyland Bottleneck"!:)
     
  14. wdwgirl03

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    Ahh, sorry, I'm a little behind! Just saw the surprise...that is awesome! :thumbsup2

    I can't wait for the Fantasyland updates. The Little Mermaid ride...there's actually a "preview" of it on the Little Mermaid DVD. Apparently it was a lost attraction that was never built but after they released the DVD they got so many responses to it they must've decided to go ahead with it! It all sounds amazing. Harry Potter land is going to be great too. So much to look forward to! :banana:
     
  15. disneygirlinnj

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    I think the expansion looks amazing! I can't wait for that and Star Tours :) I just got sucked in and watched everything I can from D23. :)
     
  16. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    Great update! Looks like you had a breakfast at 1900! We are going there for a late breakfast on our December trip and have never been...so, we are looking forward to it!
     
  17. WelovMickey!

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    Loving your trip report! I knew your DBF would get addicted! :goodvibes
    Can't wait for more!

    I love the plans about Fantasyland! I teared up too. This is just one more reason that being a DVC member is AWESOME!!
     
  18. Nicole786

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    I just saw in your Dining report you went to Sea World! I am going there for the first time in 2 weeks :cool1: I know to avoid that restaurant :rotfl: but can't wait to hear what else that was like!
     
  19. Vallie

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    I completely agree! It will be awesome! Im willing to loose toontown for it too. I think it probably does have to do with universal. Just wondering what does the Fantasyland Bottleneck mean!?

    thank u!! it was a great surprise! Ive seen the preview it looks great! and i LOVE the little mermaid. shes my fave! Craig is very excited for the new star tours at HS and snl ride at universal! Cant wait to return!

    hehe me tooo!

    its pretty good! i did a more in depth review on my dining report if you are interested!

    thank u! im so glad he did love it as much as he did! i wanna be a DVC member! one day I hope!

    yes we did! Sea World was actaully WONDERFUL except that restruant. ugh. what an awful experiance
     
  20. Vallie

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    Hey all! Hope everyone is doim good! Just wanted to give you all a quick update on my life! I started my new position at my job and so far its been really great! I work as a resource person for a before and after school program and I used to have my own program but now I go from program to program helping out and giving ideas. Its pretty fun and its something new and exciting everyday!

    Ive also made a huge life decision and I was tryibng to decide what to do for my post grad, Human Resources or Teaching and Im going with teaching! I’m applying this month so wish me luck! The only bad part of this decision is moving in with Craig will have to wait a while longer till Im done schooling :sad2: which makes me sad since he lives so far away from meee! grr

    And as for Craig well he is just looking for a full time job in journalism and he is actually just returning from a weekend trip to new York with his family because his grandma is here from England!

    So lucky him for two vacations!! While im at work!! Yuck!

    Anyways thats all with us... Magic Kingdom next post!!!

    O and YAY me for 1000 posts!!!
     
  21. Vallie

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    Magic Kingdom: Part One

    So when I last left off we were at the Grand Floridian Monerail station waiting for the monorail. It quickly came and within minutes we had arrived at the Magic Kingdom.

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    We took the obligatory pic in front of the Magic Kingdom Train station and then into the place I love most in the world we went.

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    First Look at the castle.

    Now Craig at this point was just looking around in awe. Like he seriously looked like a little kid again. It was the cutest thing I had ever seen... EVER! He turned to me and said wow.. this is intense. Hehe I adore him.
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    Anyways so we had planned on trying our Ridemax for the day but that didn’t start until 3:30pm (after the parade) and it was only 12ish so we decided to walk around for a bit!

    First we went and took some castle pics...
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    Which I think turned out very cute! Except for the hideous crane in the background! Ugh!! Good thing it was gone by our last day!

    Then as we finished up with that we ran into the celebrations party/parade thing. It was pretty cute. We watched for a bit then we decided to take Craig on his first ride.

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    Nice bum where ya from!

    So we headed over to Adventureland and headed to Pirates. It was only a 5 minute wait so into line we went.

    Craig really enjoyed the ride, as did I, how could I not with mr jack sparrow animatronics around?

    After the ride was done we headed to the gift shop and decided to play pirates. Arrrr.

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    After Pirates we headed over to Splash Mountain and grabbed a FP for later that night. We wandered around Adventureland and Frontierland for a bit and took some pics, enjoyed the sights and I enjoyed watching Craig see everything for the first time. Heres some wandering pics...
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    Then we decided to head over to the Haunted Mansion. It was only a 20 minute wait but we actually only ended up waiting 10-15mins. Heres some line pics!

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    Haunted Mansion is one of my faves, and I knew Craig would love it! Which he did!! He was completely amazed by the awesomeness that is the Haunted Mansion. I knew I had him hooked!!!

    After the Haunted Mansion it was about 2:15pm. We decided to go look for the perfect parade spot, have a nice cold drink and sit and relax before the parade. And the perfect parade spot we did find. The pics would have been PERFECT except for the crane!!! But im still very happy with how the pics turned out!

    Heres Craig waiting for the parade to start! He looks so excited... lol
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    Parade Pics Continued Below....
     

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