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  1. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Hello fellow Disers! Welcome to the latest Mickeystoontown trip report! As the title suggests, our latest trip to Walt Disney World was a fun and eventful one. So eventful that I had to shorten the title down quite a bit or go over the allotted number of characters. I'm excited to share all of the silly tales, details of my detective work, our thoughts on a new resort, how we liked traveling offsite and lots more.

    Before going any further, I guess that proper introductions are in order. Take a look at my beeeeeeautiful family (Disclaimer: Do not be fooled by our "normalcy" in the picture I chose. :rotfl:):

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    From left to right, we are:

    Our son, Hunter, who celebrated his sweet 16 on this trip. Hunter is an honor roll student who will be a Sophomore in high school next year. He's super talented and can play just about any instrument by ear and has been playing the viola in orchestra for the last four school years. :charac2: If all goes as planned, he'll be first chair viola when school resumes. Hunter is also a prankster and keeps us in stitches 24/7. If there is anybody who you'd think would be an actor and/or stand-up comedian, it's Hunter. :joker: He thinks fast on his feet and can come up with one-liners before you can blink an eye.

    To Hunter's left, is my mother, Edna. She is 79 years old and this was her fourth trip with us to Disney World. Sadly, she thinks that this was her last trip. :sad1: As she put it "this old gal just can't keep up with the younguns any more". Mama has been retired for quite some time and lives right next door to us. When I say next door, I'm talking, we share the same driveway and yards. She dotes on the kids like they were kings and queens. Mama is a pretty hip lady and can do all the teenage handshakes thingies and can talk the talk. :cool:

    Next up in our band of outlaws is our son-in-law, Jesse. Jesse is a true sweetheart and a welcome addition to our family. He fits right in with this crazy bunch which, from my point of view, is a blessing because we are quite the handful to say the least. :p Jesse is a preacher's kid but, before you start letting your mind "go there", he isn't the typical PK and didn't go all out with the rebellious "stuff". He has a beautiful singing voice and a heart of gold. :littleangel: Jesse manages one of The Knox Area Rescue Ministries Thrift Stores that serve the community by offering affordable merchandise as a Christian Ministry to the general public. The revenue generated through the sale of donated items is used to support the ongoing work of Knox Area Rescue Ministries.

    That pretty young woman standing next to Jesse is our daughter, Lacey, also known as Na-Na (Nah-Nah) which was what Hunter called her when he started to talk. Every once in a while, we still call her Na-Na and it makes me smile. :) Lacey is manager of a little girls' boutique which is funny as can be because the girl absolutely hates bows and frilly things. Always has and, unless something changes, always will. Lacey and Jesse attended Mission Georgia Master's Commission together and fell in love while there. :lovestruc After they married, they relocated to Tennessee and we only get to see them two or three times a year. Breaks my heart that we can't see them more often.

    Then, there's me, Lisa, a/k/a Mickeystoontown. I'm a paralegal in a one attorney/one paralegal law firm that specializes in domestic/family law. Let me tell you, after hearing the problems of all of our clients, it sure makes me appreciate what I have at home. I'm a lover of all things Disney and am in constant Disney trip planning mode. As a matter of fact, I'm already planning our 2014 trip despite the fact that we've been home less than a week from our latest trip. My hobbies include working in the garden, sewing backsacks and little girls' dresses (if any of you are interested, let me know ;)), camping and, basically, anything that includes the outdoors. I am definitely a tomboy. As the trip report progresses, you may notice a little drooping on one side of my face or the fact that, sometimes, one of my eyes is almost closed when I smile. That's because I have Bell's Palsy. It really doesn't have a great effect on my every day life but I do have the droopiness and some associated headaches. Just thought I'd point that out in case you wonder "what's up with her face?".

    The man of the family is my husband, John. John and I own a cabinet shop which is operated right on our property but, five years ago, he went back to work full time for a commercial cabinet shop where he used to work. John is also a preacher's kid but, unlike Jesse, he was the typical PK. He had a sporty fast car, looked older than his age and was a bit rebellious. Thank goodness I came along and straightened the boy out. Otherwise, there's no telling where he'd have ended up.:rolleyes1 John is an outdoorsman and enjoys working in the yard and in the garden. Sweating like crazy and working until he is worn completely out is like therapy to him. John suffers from epilepsy and, unfortunately, it does effect our everyday life. But, it is what it is and the good Lord helps us through it so we deal. I mean, what else are we to do? :rolleyes:

    There you have it. Our crazy, fun, Disney loving family!

    I'll be posting the details of the trip in my next installment. I hope that you'll all stick around for the wild ride. I promise that you'll have lots of chuckles along the way. :lmao:
     
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  3. mickeystoontown

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    Round round, get around, I get around! Round round, get around, resort switch around!
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    Running down the road, trying to loosen my load!
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    Are we there yet? You better believe it! Don't even say it Mamaw!
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    Outta my way people! Im gonna teach you to cook!
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    Mamaw puckers up for Mr. BlueButt!
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    We gotta go back! Youve had that forever! Its magic!
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    Why didnt you send out a freakin' search party?
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    Up! Up! And Away! Maybe?!?
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    Ooooh! It feels like a booger! Touch it Mamaw!
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    Theres no freakin way we can go all the way up there!
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    A Dis Meet and a lesson in fish
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    Mark that one off your bucket list Mamaw!
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    Gettin wild! Ooooh, hes so gonna bust that glass!
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    Family Smamily, I wanna pineapple sminapple! Woah Nellie, thats strong!
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    A 16 year olds in the house! Gotta represent!
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    Sweet 16 Photopass pics!
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    She wears sea shells by the seashore....oops, make that under the seashore
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    Playing the slots at the Magic Kingdom! Huh?
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    This is a test! This is only a test! Was that a blast?
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    Im the Duck Commander! No I am! Uhh, guys..Heeeeees the Duck Commander!
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    Oh no I didnt! You did! Blame it on Mamaw!
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    First a parade and now fireworks! Hunter, WDW loves you!
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    What mischief did the men get into while I was gone? Whos that in the picture?
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    That was the most electrifying 20 minutes of my entire life!
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    Who wants to join the giant slumber party?
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    Were gonna boogie oogie oogie like we just cant boogie no more!
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    A boat ride through the Living Laboratory. I have a craving for lemons!
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    Why does it have to be so loud and smell so gross?
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    Do you seriously need to barf? Mom? Mom! Mom?
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    You spin me right round baby! Right round! Like a record baby!
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    Would ya take a look at all those scars! Things that make you go hum?.
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    I wonder what that could be?
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    Get that off your head! You dont know where thats been!
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    Dont put your hands on my balls buddy or youll draw back a nub!
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    Hangin with the fam!
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    Dont tell me that hes at it again!

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    Epcot Photopass pictures
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    Brothers dont shake hands! Brothers gotta hug!
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    Going exploring! Why are you running? Because Aunt Lisa is! Part 1
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    Going Exploring! Why are you running? Because Aunt Lisa is! Part 2
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    Youd think that theyd dust this place every once in a while!
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    I see nothing but gangstas up in here! Oh and an alien!
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    Its unbelievable I tell ya! A total catastrophe!
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    Whadda they know? Theyre tourist!
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    Prepare to merge like youve never merged before!
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    Lady, please dont give him any lip! Now is not the right time!
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    Where are my satin evening gowns?
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    Shes 79 years old and shes still got it!
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    How much stuff do you think we can fit in there? That's a great question!
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    Hollywood Studios Photopass pictures
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    Girl pleeeeeeze! I bet you had to google it!
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    Can you see me now? Seriously? You still can?
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    You gotta elephant and I gotta rock! What a rip!
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    Pizza! Acid! & Stinky Farts
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    Remember that time when his hair caught on fire? I do!
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    Nothing like a chunk of red meat to get the juices flowing!
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    Holy crap! That looks like it hurt!
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    Animal Kingdom Photopass pictures
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    Are you serious? I thought aloha meant family you meaniebutt!
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    1 crazy family+2 resorts+5 parks+1 snake...what about the surprise?
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    Snoopin around: I know that its gotta be here somewhere. Somebody on the Dis said so!
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    Acrobats, Bikers and Dinosaurs! Oh my!
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    Whats that rumbling? It aint my stomach!
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    Once they were lost, now they are found!
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    That woman has my bag! That woman has my bag! That woman HAS my bag!
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    Cadillac on 22s! Now thats a good lookin ride!
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    I aint afraid of no trolls! Ive got big muscles!
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    In all of our trips to Disney, how come weve never seen this?
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    Just standing here watching the world float by!
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    Pop that baby open and let’s see what treasure it holds!
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    Would you take a look at that! It's a-maz-ing cool!
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    Do you want your face to freeze like that ‘cause it will!
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    Epcot Photopass pictures
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    It's the day that we dread! L-Day!
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    Hold your breath Mamaw! We’re going under!

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    Ain’t no way, I’m waitin’ that long for a crocodile! Let’s go see the dolls!
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    The wilderness was made for explorin’!
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    It’s hotter than blue blazes out here! Is my face red?
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    I don’t have time to eat! I’m taking selfies with the characters!
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    Shaking our money makers and having a blast!
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    All my Wishes will come truuuuuuuuuue! I need voice lessons!
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    Magic Kingdom Photopass pictures
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    Now it's time to say goodbye to all our family...I don't wanna go home!
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    **Miscellaneous:

    Backsack, Pillowcase dresses and hairbow pictures:
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    Can you explain "String-Bag Theory" to me?
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    (written by Dee, a/k/a natebenma)

    Guys and Gals, we made the Top Ten List!

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    A fellow Diser's (Clarf) pictures of the pirate rooms at Caribbean Beach Resort:
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  4. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

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    I'm here...be back to catch up before I head to the airport tomorrow.
     
  5. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Kathy! You're first!
     
  6. JessietheNCCowgirl

    JessietheNCCowgirl Yeehaw!

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    Yay!! Happy, happy, happy - the fun has begun! I'm definitely here!! :)
     
  7. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    And I'm Happy Happy Happy to have you here!
     
  8. wiigirl

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    In for your TR :goodvibes
     
  9. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many chi

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    At PT with Lisa, how shocked to borrow a computer and see this!
     
  10. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

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    As soon as I saw you post on FB, figured I best get my butt over here and save a spot since I get on a jet plane tomorrow and head to Disney and then to Dubuque for my baby's wedding.

    Great introductions. I promise I'll be back after I get back on the 16th and get settled. Try not to do too many updates while I'm gone. ;)
     
  11. disneylvr4vr

    disneylvr4vr Counting down the days until DISNEY!!!

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    Here! Can't wait! I agree, I'm happy,happy,happy! :thumbsup2
     
  12. Curiouser&curiouser!

    Curiouser&curiouser! DIS Veteran

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    Can't wait to hear all about the trip!!
     
  13. johnsonmatt3

    johnsonmatt3 Let us not lose sight of one thing, It was all sta

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    First page!!!! Ive been waiting for weeks for this report. This is gonna be fun.
     
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    lovethattink DIS Veteran

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    I'm here!
     
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    Mndisneygirl DIS Veteran

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    OOH, I want to get in on the first page!
     
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    PhoenixStrength Waiting for my fairytale!

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    I'm here!!!
     
  17. Bethislucy

    Bethislucy DIS Veteran

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    Yay
     
  18. Cameo818

    Cameo818 Mouseketeer

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    Yahoo! Looking forward to another fun Mickeystoontown report! :cool1:
     
  19. MissLiz

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    I'm here, I'm here!!!

    Can't wait!
     
  20. mtpelepele

    mtpelepele Earning My Ears

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    Longtime reader/lurker, but joining in!
     
  21. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Glad to have you along!

    Judy! Good to "see" you. Check those emails when you get a minute.

    I'm so excited for you! Leaving for Disney tomorrow and then the wedding! You know me, I'm slow as a snail when it comes to my trip reports. You won't be too far behind, I'm sure.
     

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