Come along on our Spring Break Photo Trip/Dining Report 2012! Update 9/12 Epcot

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  1. mouselovenfamily

    mouselovenfamily DIS Veteran

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    Hello! Welcome and come along for my Spring Break 2012 Photography TR! After 29 trips you would think I would have done a TR this before!!:goodvibes This trip will take us through all 4 parks, DTD, POR and of course we will be seeing lots of FOOD!

    I’m a mom from the Midwest and I went to WDW for the first time in high school with the band as we preformed in MK and Epcot (I was a Color Guard gal). I later became a travel agent and our office’s Disney Specialist. This gave me the opportunity to frequent WDW and see so many extras an average tourist doesn’t take time to do. Although I’m no longer a travel agent, we still attempt to go to WDW every year or every other as time and $ allows.

    In my spare time I've tried to become a self taught semi decent photographer. I love taking photos at WDW and have learned the art of shooting on the run to keep up with the family. I love the rides where the family goes without me and I have 20 minutes to go shoot without them having to wait on me. :lmao:

    On this trip were me, my DH, DD18, DS15 and DS friend also 15.

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    We stayed at POR March 23-April 1 in the AB section.

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    We had building 36, room 3645. It was our least expensive option with 5 people and worked out great. We arrived at noon and our room, in the new refurbished section was ready. I had chose not to do on line check in so I could be sure that my request were made before I was give a room assignment. Our check in was quick and easy. The lady we checked in with lacked Disney Magic. Not really welcoming at all, maybe just a bad day.:worried:
    We did have a second floor room which was not ay favorite but I had forget to request lower level so my fault. We had a garden view room which was very nice and pretty. I usually don’t worry about the “view” too much, we don’t really spend that much time in our room to enjoy it. But when the kids are older and I’m not running all the time, Board walk Balcony, here I come!!!


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    More resort and room photos...
     
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  3. MinnieMouseMom

    MinnieMouseMom <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br><font color=te

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    Can't wait to read more and see more pics!! :yay:
     
  4. DisneyDreamerMom

    DisneyDreamerMom Mouseketeer

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    Followed you here from the POR thread. Can't wait to read more!
     
  5. tink65

    tink65 Earning My Ears

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    I'm in! Can't wait to read more!
     
  6. solana131

    solana131 DIS Veteran

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    I'm joining in too! I need exposure to POR. I am planning a July trip and can't make up my mind between Poly, POR, and POFQ. I'll be following along closely! popcorn::
     
  7. Where'sPiglet?

    Where'sPiglet? DIS Veteran

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    I came here from the POR thread also! I'm looking forward to your photos and what you did on your trip.
     
  8. tlovesdis

    tlovesdis <font color=purple>Disneyland Obsessed!!!<br><font

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    Can't wait to read more!
     
  9. mouselovenfamily

    mouselovenfamily DIS Veteran

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    :welcome:


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    :welcome: I've been to the Poly and stayed at all the others so if you have questions, just let me know.

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  10. mouselovenfamily

    mouselovenfamily DIS Veteran

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    So I have a rule of thumb my family is very used to. "Do not enter the room with anything until I have photos!!!" We arrive at our room, they move to the side and let me go in and shoot away. When the "all clear" is given, we move in. :lmao:

    Our room was refurbished and beautiful. The bedding is very nice quality.

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    Storage is a problem if you like to unpack so extra hangers would be handy. The only drawer space are the the drawers you see under the Murphy bed and the drawer beside the beds in the night table. I was very happy with the size of the 5th person bed. It was bigger than what I had thought.

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    We also had brought a twin size air bed which we had placed by the window. By moving the table over a little and putting a chair behind the door, there was plenty of room.

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    The coffee maker is a single cup style, but you can make two cups at a time (side by side) or just hot water for tea.

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    There are also a couple of shelves next to the fridge to help hold items.

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    The bathroom is separated from the room by a curtain. The theme is very nice with the washboard and tile floor. Under the sink is all open so we stored small suitcases and duffels under there.

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    Even the carpet has a "rustic" look!!

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    Our room was very clean and never had any issues with Mousekeeping.

    We felt a little off with out our storage. I like to unpack into the drawers (that have been wiped out) and then we put all dirty clothes into the suitcases. It's easy for my kids to know what is clean and what is dirty and it saves packing time at departure since most everything is already packed.

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    POR Grounds and Common Areas:thumbsup2
     
  11. solana131

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    Ha! Love the carpet. Such great little touches :) And I loved the gators on the throw pillows!
     
  12. mom2rtk

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    Yeah! I found you!

    Check the link in your signature though. It didn't get me here.

    Can't wait to see all your shots!
     
  13. KCmike

    KCmike Never have fallen asleep on any

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    I came by the way of Janet's thread. Hello again neighbor! PO Riverside is our home resort at WDW. We stayed there last summer. Can't wait to see the shots of the common grounds.
     
  14. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk DIS Veteran

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    So what do you think Mike..... she shoots Nikon. Should we give her a bunch of grief?
     
  15. chocolateMinnie

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    joining in - I'm the same with the room - no-one moves until photos are done :goodvibes: and bedding has been checked for bugs ;)
     
  16. KCmike

    KCmike Never have fallen asleep on any

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    Better not. Too early in the thread for that. :lmao:
     
  17. TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum

    TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum Or was that Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum? I think my

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    At your invitation, I'm over here stalking from the POR thread :) Looking forward to more photos and hearing how a family of 4 does with an extra teen in the room - aren't you a nice mom :thumbsup2
     
  18. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk DIS Veteran

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    Well, that what she gets for not babysitting her thread all day! ;)

    Just kidding Renee. Can't wait to see more photos!
     
  19. mouselovenfamily

    mouselovenfamily DIS Veteran

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    Love Disney details! Keeps us coming back!!

    Link Fixed!! Hope it stays working!!!

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    Give the Nikon gal a chance for goodness sake!:rotfl2:

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    Nice mom....why yes I am!!!!! I'll be sending you my kids cell #'s so you can tell them what a NICE mom I am!!!!:lmao::rotfl2::lmao:

    That job got in my way!!! Was with 850 Middle School Kids today so I was hoping no trouble making Kansas City people would mess up my thread and pick on me! :rolleyes:

    Can't wait to share more, even if they are Nikon images!!!
     
  20. MelMel11

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    Im joining in!!
     
  21. klwdisney

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    Reading your trip report and seeing your pictures is the perfect way to spend my time before our next trip! We'll be at POR in 8 days! My 3rd time, my mom's first! :)
     

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