7 AM Extra Magic Hours? We're in!...NEW 12/27 p. 31

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  1. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Hello everyone! Spring break is over which means it's time for another trip report! :thumbsup2

    To all of my old friends, and any new friends, :welcome: If you don't already know me, I'm Sarah (aka wdwgirl03), a 27-year old Disney fan for life. :cloud9: My first trip to Walt Disney World was when I was 5 years old and I don't think I'll ever grow tired of it. I have done several trip reports and always enjoy reliving/sharing the magic with all of my DIS friends. :grouphug: Some of my Disney favorites include Soarin, visits to the Polynesian, and of course, Mickey Mouse!

    I am also a teacher which means I'm pretty much stuck to a school calendar when it comes to WDW trips, but that's OK. Despite being one of the busiest seasons, spring break is actually one of my favorite times to visit the World because of the (typically) great weather (I've mentioned PLENTY of times how last year we had a lot of rain on our trip) and also the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. As for the crowds? They're really not as bad as you might think, especially when you take advantage of those extra magic hours, which we did plenty of times on this trip (hence the title of the TR!).

    On this trip I had one travel companion: my Dad. He is the official Disney Vacation Club owner of the family and has had lots of trips to WDW recently, as my youngest sister participated in the Disney College Program last fall. If you're interested, you can read all about that trip if you click on the Oct. '11 link in my signature :).

    One of my goals is to stay at every Disney Vacation Club resort and was able to get one step closer to accomplishing that on this trip. We were lucky enough to get a studio at the Boardwalk Villas with a boardwalk view-which I'll tell you right now was AMAZING!. Even though Dad had already stayed at the BWV a couple years ago, I think he was more than happy to go back.

    Our dates were April 7-14, 2012 (yes, we were there for Easter!) so we had a whole week to enjoy ourselves and get some use out of our brand-new Annual Passes. We also signed up for the Keys to the Kingdom tour which did not disappoint!

    But enough with the introductions-let's get this trip report started! I hope you decide to join in on the fun. :)


    TRIP REPORT INDEX
    Saturday, April 7, 2012
    We're Going to Disney World!!...POSTED 4/19/12
    Our Boardwalk view and a little F&GF...POSTED 4/22/12
    Future World...POSTED 4/28/12

    Sunday, April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday)
    Happy Easter from the Magic Kingdom! + Storybook Circus...POSTED 4/30/12
    More EMH...POSTED 5/6/12
    Meeting the Easter Bunny...POSTED 5/9/12
    Jammin' in the Jungle...POSTED 5/13/12
    Our DAK favorites...POSTED 5/18/12

    Monday, April 9, 2012
    Hooray for Hollywood (Studios)!...POSTED 5/21/12
    Piglet, a DIS meet, and Chocolate Mousse!...POSTED 5/28/12
    Backlots, Bad Timing, and Lightning McQueen...POSTED 6/2/12
    Singing Birds, Singing Bears, and a Brownie...POSTED 6/8/12
    BONUS POST: Fantasyland construction/AOA...POSTED 6/8/12
    End of MK evening...POSTED 6/13/12

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Future World Favorites and Mickey!...POSTED 6/18/12
    Sorcerer Mickey, Dancing Hippos, and Fairies...POSTED 6/25/12
    Boat Rides, Good Food, and Saving the World...POSTED 7/5/12
    Pins, Port Orleans, and Prehistori Dining...POSTED 7/11/12

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Everest, Tigers, and One Crowded Bus...POSTED 7/18/12
    Gorillas and Giraffes...POSTED 7/24/12
    Backstage and Birds...POSTED 8/2/12
    Character Greetings and Animal Carvings...POSTED 8/12/12
    Flowers, Food, and France...POSTED 8/21/12

    Thursday, April 12, 2012
    More 7 AM EMH!...POSTED 8/27/12
    KTTK tour: Main Street USA...POSTED 9/3/12
    KTTK tour: Adventureland...POSTED 9/15/12
    KTTK tour: Liberty Square...POSTED 10/6/12
    KTTK tour: the Utilidors!!!...POSTED 10/13/12
    A Fantasmic evening...POSTED 10/28/12

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    One last stop at DHS...POSTED 11/4/12
    Characters in Flight...POSTED 11/28/12
    Good-bye, Magic Kingdom...POSTED 11/28/12
    Mini golf and our last night at the Boardwalk...POSTED 12/27/12

    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Departure Day and a couple final thoughts...POSTED 12/27/12

    random posts
    Spring Break 2013???...POSTED 8/24/12
    BOOKED!...POSTED 9/1/12
    My sister's going to be a CM again!...POSTED 9/24/12
     
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  3. MHTeacher

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    I'm first! :) Can't wait to hear all about your trip and the Easter crowds!
     
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    I'm in! Can't wait to hear all about it! :mickeyjum (So jealous you got to go on a KTTK tour...)
     
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    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

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    I should really do a TR-I was so 'traumatized' last year with my sisters:rotfl2: I didn't even want to think about that trip.
    But it is more funny now, that a year has gone by.
    Her 3 married dd's want to take me, not her when they take their kids to WDW.
     
  7. Maestra99

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    I'm in!! Looking forward to reading about your adventures. :wave2:
     
  8. Angies1274

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    I'm here!!:goodvibes I can't wait to hear all about your trip!!!:thumbsup2
     
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    Joining in! :wave:
     
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    Here for the fun :)
     
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    I'm here! :wave2: Looking forward to your report! :)
     
  12. wisblue

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    Sarah's travel companion here to add my two cents worth here and there.
     
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    popcorn:: joining in popcorn::
     
  14. amyrella

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    I'm here the typical lurker! Can't wait to read all about another fantastic trip!!
     
  15. lovealldisney

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    Fellow Wisconsinite joining in....:)
     
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    I'm in! Can't wait to hear all about it!


    Now you've got us all curious...if you decide to do a tr, let us know! And if you don't, will you tell us what happened? Inquiring minds want to know! :upsidedow
     
  17. FairyGodmothers Sis

    FairyGodmothers Sis Mouseketeer

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    Hello!:yay:
    We've stayed at Boardwalk and love, love, love it! You just can't go wrong with that area.
    Can't wait to hear more!
     
  18. sarahcor

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    My husband and I are considering Boardwalk for our 10 year anniversary, renting points. Can't wait read about your stay.
     
  19. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Woo hoo, congrats on being first! :) Glad you're joining in.

    Hey Timmy. KTTK was definitely a highlight for me (and probably Dad too). LOVED it!

    Welcome!

    Uh oh, traumatized?!

    Stil bummed we didn't get a chance to meet. :(

    Welcome! Thanks for joining in!

    Hi Angie!

    Welcome!

    Yay!

    Great! I'm looking forward to sharing it all with you guys.

    And add in anything if I forget. haha

    Welcome!

    Glad you're joining in again. :)

    Woo hoo, nice to have another Wisconsinite reading. :thumbsup2

    Glad you're here!

    Hi there. :wave2: I totally agree-it is such an amazing resort area and I'm so glad I finally got to stay at the Boardwalk.

    Oooh, if you can rent points do it! You will not regret it. I have a bunch of pictures so maybe that will make the decision easier to make. :)
     
  20. MelMel11

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    Count me in!!!
     
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    I'm in, can't wait to read about your trip and hear about the Boardwalk! :woohoo:
     

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