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1st Trip (of many!) as Mr. & Mrs.--the TR-- UPDATE 9/9: Life Update--We're Moving!!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by stacikristine, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    Great update Staci!!! WOW you guys had a ton of fun at DTD and I loved being able to relive that with you YAY!!!!!! I had no idea they had My Little Pony accessories...I'm going to have to check that out in January!!! I used to love My Little Ponies!! You and Michael are goofy but its amazing to see that!! What fun you two have a Disney!!!

    Loved it! can't wait for more!!
     
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  3. annnewjerz

    annnewjerz If I had a world of my own, everything would be no

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    Great update!!

    I totally agree about the font on that store front. The first time I saw it I thought the same thing----Drapery minus the "D." If nothing else, it makes for a good laugh once you realize what is actually says versus what you thought it said. :rotfl:

    Can't wait to hear more!
     
  4. jenny105

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    Awesome update, Staci! We didn't make it to DTD on this trip so it was nice to go through all of your pictures. :) I loved My Little Ponies as well! I think I may still have a couple of mine in a box in the garage. My mom never throws anything away!

    I see what you mean about that sign...:sad2:
     
  5. Dancegrl624

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    I had NO idea that My Little Ponies were sold at Once Upon a Toy!!!! I too loved them when I was little. I had SO many of them. I love that they've made a comeback and now Madison has many of her own. We always love getting cool Mr. Potato Head pieces there too. In January, I think we got Tink, Peter Pan, and Capt Hook pieces!

    I think DTD is an awesome place to start any Disney trip. It just gets you in the Disney mood! Can't wait for more!
     
  6. princess_momma

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    Hello! Wow...massive update!! I love it!! I loved all the Toy Story quotes for the Once Upon a Toy pics!! :goodvibes And all your guys pics crack me up! Especially Michael imitating the statues! Reminds me of one my friend and I took of the seal statue at our zoo! I'll see if I can find it to show you.

    I also loved all the My Little Pony stuff. Did you ever watch the show? I still vividly remember a few episodes for some reason! I still had a My Little Pony until just last year I think. I lost it. But I know what you mean about how you thought you wanted to gt rid of something but now wish your mom had made you keep it! I feel the same way about all my Backstreet Boys stuff :laughing: I was SUCH a fanatic. I had everything BSB! I wish I still did just to look back.

    That food looks SO good! MMMM I'm going to have to try Wolfgang Puck Express!! Especially since my mom has vetoed EOS from now on!

    Oh man...I wish I was eating a treat from Goofy's RIGHT now! That's so weird that yours didn't count as a snack? I got a rice krispy treat one when I went and it counted on the plan. :confused3 Well I'm pretty sure it did...we were using left over treats and counted exactly and had that many and used them all. Plus, my dad would've been pretty mad if I had gotten one to pay OOP when we had so many credits! That is so strange to me! But none the less, wasn't it so delicious? I didn't even realize there was pecans because I was so excited for an oreo one! Looks like I'll have to go back! ;)
     
  7. khertz

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    Awesome updates! Y'all look like you are having an absolute blast in all of the pictures. I love the pic of you and Buzz, the caption is just too funny! :lmao: That rigatoni from WPE looks DELICIOUS. I don't remember seeing it on the allears menu though?? I might have to check it out in person when we go.

    Can't wait to see some pics from the PARKS!! :woohoo:
     
  8. bballdiva

    bballdiva Mrs. Choo Cho Mouse

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    Those treats from Goofys looked GREAT!!!!
     
  9. alliesmommy

    alliesmommy Just the two of us

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    Just came across your TR. Love it! We were at the World the same week you were. :thumbsup2
     
  10. blabbermouth

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    Great update, can't wait to hear about the sea racers. Wish we would have made time for that when we were there. Your candies look soooo good, you can barely tell there was marshmallows under there!
     
  11. Bridora

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    :eek: I can't believe I am just now realizing you started a TR. Believe me, I am kicking myself for not thinking...I had subscribed to your PTR and hadn't seen an update on it...duh! I am about to start reading it now! Sometimes I don't know about myself.....:rotfl:
     
  12. Bridora

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    Wow! I have been missing out! I'm all caught up now, though. Great TR!

    I was :lmao: at you trying to sleep with 'Kill the Beast! BOOM Kill the Beast BOOM' in your head. Seriously. The waking up to a different Disney song every day was a great idea. I tried that when we went, only the 1st time I set it to wake us up to 'American Boy' by Estelle. Max was sooooo not amused. I switched to Disney after that!

    Tutti Frutti sounds like a place I could get addicted to. I love love love Cold Stone and TCBY. Only, there aren't any in my town, which is probably a good thing, in reality.

    OMG! I love your Savanna View room. What a beautiful place AKL is. You have been taking really great pictures of the place. :thumbsup2

    Those chairs around the fire pit look gigantic! The whole place looks like so much fun, giraffes at your window....!

    That picture of you with Buzzlightyear at DTD was too funny...We've been to Goofy's but the kids usually get those little tubes you fill with sugar. Another thing for my 'next time' list is Make Your Own Treat. yum! (I probably really need to start actually writing down my 'next time' list, huh?)

    I can't wait for more...
     
  13. LilAnn

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    All in all, that sounds like a fun first day! I love WPE, too. It was packed the last time we went, so I think the word is getting out about how yummy it is. I feel like you could spend hours in each store at DTD alone! You're right, the themes and designs are amazing. Once again, love all the photos. The goofier, the better, I think! You're on vacation! Why not live it up and have fun with the photos, that's what I always think. My DH usually thinks I'm crazy though when I do those silly poses. :lmao: Fun update!
     
  14. stacikristine

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    No problem! Yeah--I thought about your family as soon as I saw it! :) It's crazy how that works...and I've never even met you all! :upsidedow YAY!! I'm trying to convince Michael to let us put our tree up November 1st, but he said that's WAY too early and we have to wait until Thanksgiving. But I told him it would just give me one more thing to be thankful for at Thanksgiving--my tree! :rotfl: We had a lot of fun!! It was a good way to feel the Disney magic without trying to rush in a park...



    Thanks Jen! YES!! We had SO much fun :goodvibes And it's so much fun telling all of you all about our trip! You have to look at the My Little Ponies things--they were so neat! I'm kinda regretting not buying one. It's like the create-a-Potato, but it's only available in DTD. My Little Ponies were the greatest!!! Haha--thanks! We're huge goofs all the time. We love embarrassing my little sister :laughing: We loved every minute of Disney World!



    Thanks Ann! I'm so glad we aren't the only ones! I couldn't believe it was like that--you'd think someone would have pointed it out to them by now! :eek:



    Thanks Jenny! It was my first time there in the daylight--we've only gone at night in the past. I like it so much more this way. Oh wow! I SO wish I still had mine. Isn't it awful?! :eek:



    Yes!! They have a HUGE section for them. Take Madison next time--she would love it!! :thumbsup2 I really wish I had mine... That is so fun that Madison has them--do they have movies and things again? I have a feeling we'll be getting Potato Head accessories when we have kids. It's awesome that you can get so many unique pieces. I agree--it worked out so well this way!
     
  15. stacikristine

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    Haha--yeah, it ended up being a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be! :upsidedow Thanks! I'm glad you like the goofiness...we have fun with it! Yeah, Michael loves imitating statues--you'll see more throughout the TR :rotfl: Show me the pic if you find it! Yes!!! I watched the show all the time. And Care Bears :lovestruc I loved both of them! Yeah, there's lots of stuff I wish my mom would have made me keep. Yep--you'll have to try WPE!! It's soooo yummy :thumbsup2 I'm sure your mom could find something she liked. Really?! I wish mine could have counted as a snack!! She said only the pretzels and marshmallows counted. And the pretzels only if they were chocolate only. :confused3 Maybe next time I'll have someone that lets me count it. YES! That for sure gives you an excuse to go back! The pecans were so yummy--and they were 1/2 an inch thick! :eek:



    Thanks! We are--we had SO much fun! Michael didn't like it too much when I told him what caption I used :rotfl: I don't know if it was on the allears menu or not. But it was REALLY good!! :thumbsup2



    They were heavenly! :cloud9:



    Hi! Thanks so much for reading!! :goodvibes Really?! Where did you stay? Are you going to do a TR? Did you all have a good time?



    Thanks! We didn't ride on them for a few more days, but it was great! You definitely need to try it next time. :thumbsup2 There was as much chocolate and toppings as marshmallows and rice krispie!! :eek:



    That's ok! I've done that SOO many times! :rotfl:



    Thanks! I'm glad you like it :goodvibes Oh my gosh--those BOOMs just about did me in! :rotfl2: It was fun waking up and hearing the different songs... Haha! I bet he wasn't :rotfl: We don't have any of those ice cream/ frozen yogurt places in my town either. But yeah, it's probably a good thing!! Thanks! We just loved our room. We want to move back! :lovestruc It's an incredible resort. Thanks! We had fun posing! You HAVE TO make your own treat next time--they are SOOO good!! :woohoo:



    It was a great, great day! We loved it. Yeah, there were only a few tables left at WPE, but luckily we only had two in our party and could squeeze in and find a place. I know--there is just so much to look at! Haha--thanks. We love taking goofy pics :laughing: And all of those goofy pics will give our kids something to make fun of us for someday! Tell your DH that if he doesn't take funny pics with you, you'll just snap ones that make him look like a goof when he's not looking :rotfl:
     
  16. princess_momma

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    You and Michael both take such good pics! You guys are certainly amusing! I would love to go on a vacation with you guys! You can really tell how much fun you have!

    Definitely going to try WPE and think of you!!

    That's so weird about Goofy's though. Because I also got stuff on my pretzels besides chocolate. A different thing on each pretzel actually. It must really depend on the person because I don't think that's something they would change in the short amount of time between our trips! And I would've never thought of pecans on krispy treats, but it does sound divine!

    Here's that pic!
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  17. tinkgurl

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    :lmao: That's great!
     
  18. stacikristine

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    He didn't go for it. But I did go through some of our ornaments last night :thumbsup2
     
  19. Tnkrbelle565

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    What a fun update of DTD!!! You guys really took the time to enjoy it all. I always rush through DTD since we usually leave it until the last day and always need to rush back from ME.

    "I found my moving buddy" :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Never noticed the lettering on that sign before. You're right...that's a publicity nightmare!!!
     
  20. stacikristine

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    Thanks! It was a lot of fun. I'd never spent much time there at all...we always only went at night for a few hours. I really liked it better in the daytime. :thumbsup2 Isn't it horrible! Someone should probably point it out...
     
  21. stacikristine

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    I completely forgot to include video from Day 1! :confused:



    So here is a little bit more from Animal Kingdom Lodge. Oh, and before you start watching, please excuse our slight hick accents and any weird comments made.



    First up: Our room. As you already know, we loved it. And this is the grand tour. If you have no desire to see an Animal Kingdom Lodge Studio Villa, that’s all this video is, so go on to the next one… And sorry, but it’s a little dark because of the lighting in AKL. Without further ado,

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    This is our balcony! You can see all of the views from outside our room (and an animal or two).

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    After lunch, we saw the flamingos (as you already know). Here’s the video of that.

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    This is a short clip of the Lobby (at least the lower part)

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    Here are the giraffes that were outside our room when we went back up before going to DTD!

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    NOW up Next: Our first day in the Parks!!!



     

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