A Frump's TR: "Me Gusta Epic Mealtime! Stop Thinking My Thoughts: I'm Five." DR LINK!

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  1. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    EXCUSE ME FRUMP. Get to updatin' this thing!!! I need more frumpy adventures in my life.

    As for this update, you both look BEAUTIFUL and all ready for Disney!!! YES!!! I want those glasses SO. BAD.
     
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  3. FancyNancy

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    How could anyone not like Epcot? What the what??? Anyways I can't wait to read more!
     
  4. Disneyfreak616

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    :welcome: How funny!​


    Thanks!​


    Thanks! It definitely was! I don't know. I had it up haha.​


    Thanks! Me too! It's awesome.​


    So true! The ONLY time!​


    Thanks! I know it was crazy. It's a great park!​


    Thanks! Smart kid!​


    Great! It's a fantastic resort!​


    YAY! Thanks!​


    Thanks!​


    Thanks! YAY!​


    Me too! They're the best. We both have that shirt actually. I love it! I know who knew right!?​


    Maybe! Allie's doing the video so it really depends on if she actually ends up finishing it or not haha.​


    Thanks! I don't know if they do...

    Hahaha Allie and I love her. She's hilarious.

    It can be really hectic if the suitcases are overweight! It's happened to me many times haha.​


    Aww thanks! I'm so glad!

    That's so awesome! How fun! I've always wanted to do a Disney cruise.​


    GAHHH I know! Life is so crazy I have NO TIME.

    Hahaha thanks! Yeah they're fun. :P


    I know right?! YAY!​
     
  5. Disneyfreak616

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    Chapter 2- "We've Been Here for Ten Seconds and You're Already Pin Trading."


    July 14th, 2012


    We were drivin' along, lovin' life and listening to the radio and pretty soon we were approaching...

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    THE GATES OF HEAVEN ON EARTH.

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    WELCOME HOME.

    We were soooo happy. I don't think we stopped screaming until we got here:
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    Just kidding. We were still freakin' out.

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    HAPPY CHIPPY!

    We approached the beautiful Boardwalk and got out of the car. I saw a CM with pins and he had one that I liked.

    I kid you not, we were out of the car for literally ten seconds and I was already pin trading.

    Frump life.

    Allie was laughing at me. She didn't get the craziness of pin trading at first, but after a couple days she was just as into it as me and we are both pin freaks now. She even got her boyfriend into it!

    Happy pin trader:
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    We lugged all of our stuff in the lobby and I started FREAKIN' OUT! I'd never actually been inside the lobby of the Boardwalk, and it is SOOO PRETTY! Holy crap.

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    I'm in love. This was seriously the day that started it all. The EPCOT resorts are my absolute favorite places on the planet and the Boardwalk is just the epitome of my bliss. I LOVE it there so much. Everything from the theming and the ambience to the hidden Mickeys in the carpet and the striped socks that the male CM's wear. IT'S ALL PERFECTION.

    Anywho...

    We found out that our room was ready, got our room keys, and Allie and I headed up to the room while the Units took care of some other check-in formalities. We had a TON of stuff to carry, so when we got to the room this nice family walking by held the door open for us while we got our stuff inside. How sweet.

    Our room was on the fourth floor, and here's the best part: IT WAS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE ELEVATORS.

    If you've ever stayed at the Boardwalk, you know how nice this is.

    We literally took five steps from the elevator and BAM- we were there.

    It was great.

    Here's the tour of our one-bedroom villa!

    Full kitchen:
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    This was really nice, and we used it way more than I thought we would!

    The living room area:
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    THE COUCH BED:
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    Allie and I shared this for the duration of our stay, and it was SO big and SO comfy! I loved it!

    Here was our view from the balcony in the living room:
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    There were actually two balconies, one in the living room and one in Allie's parents bedroom. It was really nice that we each had our own!

    I loved this balcony. I loved sitting on it at night and hearing the jazzy 20's music and just people watching. One night, this group of people in club-wear were walking to the parking lot and they were all REALLY drunk, and the one girl did a complete face-plant. She seemed okay, it I was CRACKING UP. So funny.

    Here's the actual balcony:
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    The bathroom:
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    The GIANT shower:
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    Some cool details:
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    The teacup lamp was right next to my side of the couch bed, and I loved it!

    Happy Frump:
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    Of course we had to turn on Stacey next! Unfortunately, due to a solar flare that was linked back to OUR ROOM (I'm not even kidding- the whole resort was having TV issues and the entire problem was linked to us. Oops.) Stacey was really choppy.

    We got through that tragedy (somehow), unpacked and planned to meet up with the Units later on at the Boardwalk. The plan for the four of us was to head to EPCOT, but we had different agendas. So, the Units got to the villa and started unpacking just as we said au revior! We had an important stop to make before heading to EPCOT!

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    So through the totally gorgeous lobby we went and into the morning sunshine! Stay tuned!

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  6. Disneyfreak616

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    Chapter 3- "I Think It's Bastille Day..."


    July 14th, 2012​


    We headed outside and down to the Boardwalk!

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    It was a BEAUTIFUL day!

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    My beautiful Yacht Club.

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    Follow me down to the Boardwalk!

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    Beach Club!

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    Since we hadn't eaten anything since the airport at like 5:30 A.M., Al and I were in need of a snack!

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    So what better place to go than the Boardwalk Bakery? Seriously, this place is awesome. It smells SO GOOD and everything in there is DELICIOUS. I know, I've tried almost all of it. :P

    What should we choose?

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    Allie wants EVERYTHING!

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    She ended up going with a chocolate croissant, though. Disney chocolate croissants are the BEST!

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    I went with the strawberry cupcake!
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    We got one of the cute high red tables by the water to enjoy our snacks. They were delicious! My cupcake was so light and the strawberry filling was delicious! I loved it!

    Here's our view from the table:
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    Does it get any more perfect than that!?

    I don't think so.

    The Units walked by us on their way to EPCOT at one point, and we tried to get their attention, but they were totally oblivious. Ah well.

    Once we finished up our snack, we headed to EPCOT. We went through International Gateway, which is actually the best thing ever, and headed to Future World! As we saw France from across the bridge, we noticed some flags on the posts and it looked like some celebration was going on. I wondered aloud what it was and Allie goes, "I think it's Bastille Day," all matter-of-factly. To that I replied, "What the heck is Bastille Day?" At that, she want on this rant about dungeons and rebellion and something about "ATTACK!" I still didn't know what it was, but it was truly hilarious so I was glad I asked. :P

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    Allie started to hear the Innoventions Loop, which is her FAVORITE. Happy girl. :-)

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    TOUR GROUP SPOTTING:
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    It's July. It's Disney. There's gonna be tour groups.

    We knew this. And this was SO not our first encounter with these obnoxious fools. SO NOT.

    We ignored them as best we could (after sniping them, of course) and headed into The Land, where we breathed deeply and acquired some Soarin' Fastpasses for later on. HOORAY!

    Then we headed to the Imagination Pavilion to visit Figment!

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    NO DANCING!

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    Hidden Mickey!

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    I'm pretty sure we were the only ones dancing on this ride, but we really didn't care. The song is just SO CATCHY.

    More Frumpy adventures to come! Stay tuned!

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  7. princessallie

    princessallie Princess in Training

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    HAPPY CHIPPY!

    I rewatched the video of me freaking out about the elevator thing the other day and was cracking up. We were so tired...

    And tehe. INNOVENTIONS. Listened to it in the car (again) today. Life of a frump.
     
  8. Disneydude97

    Disneydude97 Reaching New Horizons

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    I know you're gonna hate me for this but...

    I HATE the Figment ride.

    Let me explain why. Even thought it closed before I could experience it (my first trip was in 2002, the ride closed in 1998). I find the original Journey Into Imagination to be far superior to this Imagination Institute stuff we have now.

    Don't worry...Figment and the theme song ("One Little Spark") were part of the original ride. But the original ride also had Dreamfinder, Figment's best friend. Together, the two took guests through the worlds of art, literature, theater and science, because all four of these things spark the imagination.

    But if you like the current ride, I'm fine with that.
     
  9. Disneyfreak616

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    YAYYY!!

    Hahaha I want to watch ALL OF THEM. P.s. Some fans want you to actually MAKE the video. ;)

    Such magical sounds. :cloud9:
     
  10. FancyNancy

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    I love seeing room pics for some reason and the Boardwalk Villa rooms look really nice as did your treats from the bakery! Where is the drooling smiley??
     
  11. WEDWDW

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    Thanks SO much for this update!!!!:)

    I just realized that this TR is for July 14-22 which were almost the exact dates of MY Summer WDW Holiday,July 14-21(mainly went for the Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band),so I can somewhat "relive" that week through your TR!:)

    Isn't The Boardwalk GREAT!?!:)There is now way to be BORED at The BOARD walk!;):)

    I love the teacup lamp!:)

    That's too bad about the girl "Face-planting"-sometimes if you play,you pay!!!!:)

    That is too funny about Choppy Stacey!I bet she was even more Frumpy in "choppy mode"!:)

    WOW!Princessallie was really up on her Bastille Day info!Very impressive!:)

    France looked so good that day all decked out.The France CMs told me it was a HUGE day in France(similar in impact to our Independence Day)and that they were all having a Bastille Day Party backstage that day.:)

    I have a feeling this will not be the only update that mentions the South American Tour Groups!;):)

    They were the TALK of WDW among both Guests and Cast!:)

    I guess next trip,you are going to start Pin Trading at Disney's Earport!;):)
     
  12. RachelNinja

    RachelNinja Sometimes I'd rather live in VMK than in real life

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    Part of me wants to resort hop JUST to trade pins!

    I wish they sold that teacup lamp! I'd totally buy it if so because I have tea almost every day.
     
  13. DisneyOBSESSEDMommy

    DisneyOBSESSEDMommy Earning My Ears

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    First, I love your nail, lol, I'm sure the others were just as fab! Second, I love the tea cup lamp, how cute!!! Ok, no rolling eyes here, I know it's going to be a dumb question but.....I'm trying to learn about this pin trading deal....it's peaked my interest. So, how many pins do you have total? Do you have pins that you choose not to trade? Do cast members have to trade with you? What if you try to trade with a CM and they want to trade for a pin you don't want to trade? Do you buy pins at Disney to trade?? Very interested to see how this works....maybe on my next trip!! And vinylmation is that the same as pintrading? Can't wait to read the rest of this TR and your next one :)
     
  14. emmysmommy

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    Hi Kristen! I almost forgot that this was your WDW trip before your August trip. Didn't you go back and stay at Boardwalk for a split stay with your family in August?? Seeing your gorgeous photos of Boardwalk bring back some great memories - especially since we had the 1 bedroom villa AND I also had that strawberry cupcake from Boardwalk Bakery! (Oh so good by the way, even a day or two later!)

    Your "no dancing" nail - hilarious!!! :rotfl2: Going to Epcot is a great start to your vacation. :)
     
  15. Disneyfreak616

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    They are really nice! Ah I know we need one!​


    That's so funny!

    Me too!

    So true!

    She definitely was!

    The girl's a genius.

    Oh definitely not!

    I tried to do that in December, but I didn't see any that I liked.​


    That would be really fun!

    Me too! I would definitely buy it.​


    Thanks! I wish I would have gotten a pic of all of them.

    That's not a dumb question at all! I have a lot of pins, either ones that I've traded for or gotten on Ebay that I've kept. I don't know how many exactly, but I'd guess around 150-200. The cast members will always trade with you, and you choose both the pin that you trade for and the pin that you are trading. I usually buy my trading pins on Ebay, but sometimes I buy pins at Disney that I can't trade for that I want to collect. It's a fun hobby! Vinylmation is similar, but I'm not as familiar with that.​


    Yeah we did! I absolutely love it there. So many great memories for sure! That cupcake was fabulous. :goodvibes

    Thanks! Hahaha I was getting into the details for that trip.

    It definitely is, especially when you can walk there! :thumbsup2
     
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    Chapter 4- Dory, Duffy, & DANG! Those Legs!


    July 14th, 2012


    We said goodbye to Figment and played in ImageWorks for a little bit.

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    Then we decided to go visit Nemo & Friends!

    On the way, we saw this guy walking around in some very tiny shorts. It was...interesting.

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    Of course, we HAD to do The Creep!

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    DORY! She's my fave.

    I love when I can get The Seas and Spaceship Earth in the same shot. :-)

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    I also love all of the sea plants outside. So much great theming.

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    We said hello to Nemo, Dory and the gang, and we experienced the awesome coolness and darkness of the Nemo queue. We also went up to the viewing aquariums upstairs for a little while. Unfortunately, I did not see our Frogfish Friend, so we peaced out after a few. Then we headed back to Innoventions Plaza.

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    Did you know that flower is called a Bird of Paradise flower? Uhuh. Yup.

    I'm actually really terrified of birds, but as long as these flowers don't start flappin' their crazy wings, it's all good.

    We decided to go on Spaceship Earth next, because we were both really in the mood to watch Rome burn.

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    EPCOT junkies!

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    Ew. Taxes.

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    Please excuse Allie's face in the following photos. We were going for Jenna Marbles' "The Face," and I think she just looks like she's gonna sneeze.

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    Gotta love her.

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    Once our future was created for us, (Isn't technology awesome? One less thing to worry about! AND I get a flying car. SCORE!) we headed to the Future World pin kiosk, where we traded pins and bought some too. Allie traded for a Dancing People pin! EPIC SCORE! I bought a Chip & Dale Haunted Mansion pin and a couple resort pins, and Allie bought a Tower of Terror pin.

    Anyway...

    Next up, we went to Mouse Gear where Al bought a Dole Whip shirt!

    We also saw a whole WALL of pillow pets.

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    SO. MUCH. COMFY.

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    Just driving Mouse Gear, no big deal:
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    From there, it was time to head to World Showcase!

    There were Phineas & Ferb topiaries behind the Fountain of Nations, so we just had to get a picture!

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    I know some people were kind of annoyed with those, but I love them!

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    Allie and I did notice that there was something lacking in the walk from Future World to World Showcase, and we realized that it was the "whoosh" sound of the cars going around on Test Track, because it was still under reno. Thank God it's back in 2.0 form! SO. AWESOME.

    We started out on the Mexico side of things, but we saw that Duffy was out with basically no line, so we had to stop by and say hello!

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    He was so cute! He spent so much time with us and wrote "XO" in Allie's autograph book. He was also miming that he wanted to color with her Sharpie, and when the character attendant said no, he threw the Sharpie at her. It was PRECIOUS. Even Duffy's tantrums are adorable.

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    So adorable. He was so cuddly! I loved him!

    Coming up, we're reunited with our spirit rides!

    Stay tuned!

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  17. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    YOU REALLY REALLY REALLY have a princess face. If you auditioned and they didn't cast you I would be shocked.

    I had such bad luck with pin trading on my trip! SO many of the CMs had the same exact generic pins! It was disappointing :( However, I had good luck with Vinylmation trading and am now addicted.

    Ahhh I wanted that Strawberry Cupcake so bad on my trip, but I think it's seasonal! Hopefully I'll get to try it when I visit Jess.

    I agree, the international gateway is the best thing ever. I didn't even know about it until like...my 5th Disney trip or something and when I finally went through it I was like OMG WE'RE IN THE BACK OF EPCOT.

    BOO for no Frogfish sighting! :'(

    OMG that reminds me they sell Disney pillow pets at Halmark now!! THEY HAD A WOODY ONE. I have to go back and buy that.

    Duffy <3
     
  18. Disneyfreak616

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    It's my favorite thing. On my first trip with Jess we were obsessed with it, and since then I can't get over the perfection of it all.

    Sadness. ):

    Ahh really!? That's awesome! I was there Monday and didn't see any...hmm. Actually, Allie got me a Kermit one for Christmas, which was like the best present EVER, so I was pretty stoked. KERMIE. :lovestruc

    He's adorable. I love him.​
     
  19. FancyNancy

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    We love Phineas and Ferb at my house. I hope the topiary's are still up for the Flower and Garden Festival!
     
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    I don't know which picture is funnier(is that a word?:))-"Dude in short shorts" or "princessallie face" on SE!!!!;):)

    I'll go with "Dude in short shorts" since that was a creeper pic-those are always the best.;):)

    When isn't it a good time to watch Rome burn!?!:)

    I am going to take a wild guess and say your least fav attraction at WDW is "Flights of Wonder"!:)

    Thanks again for all the time you put into your TRs!:)

    I had a ROUGH, and I mean R-O-U-G-H day and it is so wonderful to be able to come here to The DIS and read fun TRs like yours and cruise the TPAS Board and escape reality for a while since we all can't LIVE AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT like 508!!!!:)

    Keep up the great TRing!It is appreciated:)
     
  21. DisneyOBSESSEDMommy

    DisneyOBSESSEDMommy Earning My Ears

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    Lmao!! The tiny shorts and shiny legs....too funny! Thanks for the info on pin trading....I may have to do this on the next trip, I think my kiddos would love it!! I just leaned of the International Gateway on our last trip....trying to find the restrooms, lol!
     

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