5 rides broke down on me, but I got a diamond ring to make up for it!9/19 Ring+TheEnd

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  1. Mocharilla

    Mocharilla DIS Veteran

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    Alrighty, here goes my first ever trip report! YAY! :banana: :banana:

    We're sad to have left Disney, but I'm excited to write this. Honestly, call me crazy, but it wasn't that bad to leave. :confused3 We pushed ourselves so much, and it's so hot, and we really feel like we did everything we wanted to (that we could afford).

    I took well over 1000 pictures, and I like pictures much more than reading a bunch of writing, but I'll include both to make every one happy! :thumbsup2

    Cast of Characters:

    Summer - Me! princess:
    Nic - My new fiance. pirate:
    Jacques - Our 9-month old son :stitch:
    Dad - My dad :jester:
    Nana and Pop-pop - My maternal grandparents :chat:

    Details:

    08/10-08/15
    Pop Century

    Table of Contents:

    Pre-Disney Pictures 1
    Pre-Disney Pictures 2

    Sunday, 08/10/08
    Part 01: Arrival at POP
    Part 02: Lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe
    Part 03: Pictures around POP
    Part 04: Carriage Ride
    Part 05: Test Track
    Part 06: Coral Reef

    Monday, 08/11/08
    Part 07: Animal Kingdom Rope Drop, Kilimanjaro Safaris
    Part 08: Finish Animal Kingdom
    Part 09: Epcot
    Part 10: Japan

    Tuesday, 08/12/08
    Part 11: Great Movie Ride
    Part 12: Backlot Tour
    Part 13: One Man's Dream
    Part 14: 50's Prime Time Cafe
    Part 15: Rides 1 and 2 of 5 break down
    Part 16: Downtown Disney

    Wednesday, 08/13/08
    Part 17: Dream Fastpasses + Rides 3 and 4 break down
    Part 18: Le Cellier
    Part 19: Mexico and Injuries
    Part 20: World Showcase
    Part 21: Boardwalk, Spaceship Earth, Ride 5 Breaks Down, Everything Pop!

    Thursday, 08/14/08
    Part 22: Rope Drop at the Magic Kingdom
    Part 23: Magic Kingdom Morning
    Part 24: Magic Kingdom Afternoon
    Part 25: Chef Mickey's
    Part 26: The Proposal

    Friday, 08/15/08
    Part 27: Our Last Dream
    Part 28: Minnie and Mickey's Houses
    Part 29: Dole Whips, Parades, and Goodbyes

    Part 30: Photopass & The End


    Other things:

    Our Dining Review - HERE
    Our Pre-Trip Report - HERE
     
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  3. natale1980

    natale1980 "When it comes to havoc, nobody wreaks like me!"..

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    Welcome Home!!
    Congrats on the Engagement!!!

    -nat
     
  4. Mocharilla

    Mocharilla DIS Veteran

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    Hey Natale! :goodvibes

    Thank you!!!

    I'm just waiting for these darn pictures to load onto photobucket, then I'll start.
     
  5. Mocharilla

    Mocharilla DIS Veteran

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    I'm going to post pictures from our vacation prior to Disney, but just real quick without much detail.

    Basically, we drove to Detroit on the 6th and went to the zoo. We flew out of Detroit to Fort Lauderdale on the 7th. Then the 7th-10th we were in Boynton.

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  6. ArmyWife3-4

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    Sounds like you had a great trip! ;) Congrats! I'm hopping on to read your TR!!!
     
  7. Mocharilla

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    At My Grandparents:
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  8. Mocharilla

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    I definitely did! :rotfl:

    Thanks you :goodvibes

    Yay! :banana:

    Alright, now I'm waiting for my Day 1 pictures to finish loading. Woohoo!

    But, I may need to break for food and Jacques-watching.
     
  9. thecolorofthewind13

    thecolorofthewind13 Earning My Ears

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    aw jacques is so adorable!! great start on the trip report!! :thumbsup2
     
  10. reyasmommy

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    Congrats on your engagement!

    Your little boy is just darling! ;)
     
  11. Mocharilla

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    Aw, thank you :goodvibes

    Thank you so much! :goodvibes
     
  12. Mocharilla

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    We arrived and then went in. During check-in, she told us we were in the 90's. So, I told her "Listen, I grew up in the 90's. I don't want to stay there. I'm a bowler. Put us in the 50's." And, lo and behold, she did it! But not without a big commotion!
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    A towel animal was waiting for us:
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    We had conjoined rooms with my Nana and Pop-pop. We were in 2330 and they were in 2331. For the sake of those who don't know the meaning of the room numbers, it's this:

    2-3-30
    2 is the building
    3 is the floor
    30 is the room number on that floor

    So, we were on the back side of the wing on the lake side of the jukebox building, basically.
     
  13. Mocharilla

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    After settling in, we piled in the car (along with my uncle and cousin who live in Orlando) and headed over to:
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    It was BEAUTIFUL!
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    I got the all-you-can-drink milkshake, and Nic and I got the skillet. Here's various pictures:
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    We also checked out around the lodge:
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  14. Mocharilla

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    We came back to the hotel, and took some pictures and unloaded our stuff.

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    Next up, our carriage ride!
     
  15. Lady Lallie

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    I am joining in! We leave in two weeks and are doing a split stay at Pop and WL. :goodvibes Your pictures have gotten me so excited! :banana:
     
  16. pooksma

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    Great start!:thumbsup2

    Jacques looks like he was a seasoned traveller. Did everything go well?

    Waiting not so patiently to hear more about what was in the box and how it was revealed.:cutie:
     
  17. Mocharilla

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    Yay! Glad to have you along! You'll LOVE Pop. We definitely did! :banana:

    Thanks :goodvibes

    He LOVED it. He was so well-behaved, and loved almost every ride (he wasn't a big fan of the gun fight in GMR, but other than that). I would suggest it to anyone thinking of bringing a little one. It was awesome! :cutie:

    Unfortunately, you've got a long wait. I've got about 3 updates left in Day 1, I'd say (Carriage Ride, then Test Track, then Coral Reef), and then you have to wait through Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and the majority of Day 5. :rotfl:

    But, I'm going to try and get done with my TR relatively quickly before I forget everything. :thumbsup2
     
  18. Mocharilla

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    We decided to do a Carriage Ride at POR/POFQ.

    Here's our horse, Travis:
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    And us in the carriage:
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    He told us we had two choices, POR or POFQ. We chose POR (or... I did) because I love the mansions. Magnolia Terrace = :lovestruc. Nic agreed because of the Acadian House, since he's Acadian.

    First, we saw a bit of POFQ
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    Then, we went through the mansions
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  19. Mocharilla

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    We headed to Epcot after our awesome Carriage Ride (I'm not sure it was worth the $40, but it was a great experience and we really enjoyed it!).

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    We had about an hour and a half, so we decided to ride Test Track, since it was a 60-minute stand-by. We got lucky and it only took 45, including the ride!

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    Doesn't the 8 with the arrow look a little... suspicious? :rolleyes:
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    Hidden Mickey!!
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    "Look, it's my body!" "Yeah, you are like a road. Everyone's had a ride on you!"
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    Next up, Coral Reef!
     
  20. TigerKat

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    We're staying at POFQ for the first time in November, thanks for posting the pics. Jacques is a gorgeous baby!!!!
     
  21. Mocharilla

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    That's awesome! We loved it there! I mean, we didn't stay, we just passed through on the ride, but it was beautiful!

    Thank you! :goodvibes We think so too! :rotfl:
     

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