DIS Divas, Take Two & Tyler....WooHoo!! COMPLETED!...OVER 1400 PICS!!

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  1. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    WELCOME to My New Report!!!!

    The Dis Diva's Girl's Only Trip is schedule for February 23-27, 2012. This will be my 2nd trip with these wonderful ladies & I'm looking forward to getting together with them again for a fun weekend of parties, scavenger hunts, group rides & delicious meals!!!

    Here's a few pics from my first trip with them this past March:

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    Here are some of our group shots:

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    So I think I'll stop at this point, but will be back with more info soon!! Thanx for stopping by!!

     
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    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    INDEX:

    DAY ONE:

    Page 39, Post #585: FLIGHT
    Page 40, Post #586: RAMADA INN MAINGATE
    Page 40, Post #593: MAIN STREET USA
    Page 40, Post #598: HAUNTED MANSION/PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN
    Page 42, Post #617: JOLLY HOLIDAY DECOR
    Page 42, Post #618: JOLLY HOLIDAY DECOR & FOOD
    Page 42, Post #620: PARTY of PERIL MEET-N-GREET DECOR
    Page 42, Post #623: PARTY of PERIL MEET-N-GREET DECOR, FOOD & SNACK TABLE
    Page 43, Post #639: PARTY GUESTS and GAME
    Page 43, Post #642: GIFT EXCHANGE & SNACK TABLE TIME
    Page 45, Post #674: SNOW WHITE & STAR TOURS
    Page 46, Post #676: SPLASH MOUNTAIN
    Page 46, Post #677: ANIMATION BUILDING

    DAY TWO:

    Page 47, Post #698: PIXIE HOLLOW, PRINCESS FANTASY FAIRE
    Page 48, Post #712: IT'S A SMALL WORLD GROUP RIDE
    Page 48, Post #713: JUNGLE CRUISE
    Page 48, Post #714: INDY, ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM
    Page 48, Post #715: BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD
    Page 49, Post #726: BIG THUNDER RANCH BBQ, TANGLED, COMPANY D
    Page 49, Post #731: MARDI GRAS PARADE
    Page 49, Post #733: PIER AREA, ARIEL'S GROTTO DINNER
    Page 50, Post #737: LITTLE MERMAID, PIER, BUGSLAND
    Page 50, Post #744: WORLD of COLOR
    Page 50, Post #745: WORLD of COLOR
    Page 50, Post #746: WORLD of COLOR


    DAY THREE:

    Page 51, Post #752: CASTLE, SCAVY HUNT
    Page 51, Post #753: SCAVY HUNT
    Page 52, Post #778: MINNIE & FRIENDS BREAKFAST
    Page 53, Post #785: PRINCESS FANTASY FAIRE
    Page 53, Post #789: TOONTOWN
    Page 53, Post #790: TOONTOWN
    Page 54, Post #799: STAR TOURS
    Page 54, Post #803: MARDI GRAS MEET-N-GREET, SCAVY HUNT
    Page 54, Post #804: SCAVY AWARDS
    Page 54, Post #806: JOLLY HOLIDAY BAKERY
    Page 54, Post #808: JAZZ KITCHEN, SPACE MOUNTAIN

    DAY FOUR:
    Page 54, Post #809: MAGIC MORNING/FANTASYLAND
    Page 54, Post #810: MAGIC MORNING/FANTASYLAND
    Page 55, Post #814: SURF'S UP WITH MICKEY
    Page 55, Post #821: SMALL WORLD
    Page 55, Post #822: SMALL WORLD
    Page 56, Post #833: FROY, COLOMBIA SAILING SHIP
    Page 56, Post #836: COLOMBIA SAILING SHIP
    Page 56, Post #837: COLOMBIA SAILING SHIP
    Page 56, Post #838: COLOMBIA SAILING SHIP
    Page 57, Post #852: DISNEY GALLERY
    Page 57, Post #853: DISNEYLAND STRAWHATTERS
    Page 57, Post #854: DISNEYLAND STRAWHATTERS
    Page 58, Post #856: DISNEYLAND STRAWHATTERS, PINOCCHIO/GEPPETTO, SPRING FLOWERS
    Page 58, Post #860: HOOK & LADDER FIREMEN BAND
    Page 58, Post #861: HOOK & LADDER FIREMEN BAND & CRUELLA
    Page 58, Post #862: HOOK & LADDER FIREMEN BAND & CRUELLA
    Page 58, Post #863: HOOK & LADDER FIREMEN BAND & CHIP AND DALE
    Page 58, Post #865: HOOK & LADDER FIREMEN BAND & CHIP AND DALE
    Page 58, Post #867: HOOK & LADDER FIREMEN BAND
    Page 58, Post #869: HOOK & LADDER FIREMEN BAND & GOOFY
    Page 59, Post #871: FANTASYLAND, MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/MICKEY & FRIENDS
    Page 59, Post #872: MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/ALADDIN
    Page 59, Post #873: MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/ARIEL
    Page 59, Post #874: MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/DONALD DUCK FIESTA
    Page 59, Post #882: MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/PRINCESSES
    Page 59, Post #884: MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/LION KING & TIANA
    Page 59, Post #885: MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/PETER PAN & TINKERBELL
    Page 60, Post #887: MICKEY'S SOUNDSATIONAL PARADE/MARY POPPINS
    Page 60, Post #895: PFF PAGEANT
    Page 60, Post #896: CAFE ORLEANS
    Page 60, Post #897: FIREWORKS


    DAY FIVE:

    Page 61, Post #910: MIMI'S, WHARF AREA
    Page 61, Post #912: WHARF AREA, CARTHAY THEATER
    Page 61, Post #913: ELECTRONICA, MUPPET 3-D
    Page 63, Post #942: ANIMATION BUILDING & ACADEMY
    Page 63, Post #943: TOY STORY MIDWAY MANIA, PIER & SILLY SYMPHONY SWINGS
    Page 63, Post #945: LITTLE MERMAID RIDE
    Page 65, Post #961: GRIZZLY RIVER RUN, DL MAIN ST & TURNSTILES
    Page 65, Post #963: CASEY JR (LAURIE'S)
    Page 65, Post #967: CASEY JR (TYLER'S)
    Page 65, Post #972: JUNGLE CRUISE
    Page 65, Post #973: LEAVING MAIN STREET, FLIGHT HOME

     
  4. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    PHOTOPASS PICTURES!!

    Page 65, Post #975: DAY ONE~~CASTLE, TOT
    DAY TWO~~CASTLE, TINK, TEACUP

    Page 66, Post #977: DAY TWO~~PFF, TANGLED, MARDI GRAS, DCA PLANE

    Page 66, Post #978: DAY THREE~~PARTNERS, CASTLE

    Page 66, Post #979: DAY THREE~~PFF: TIANA, ARIEL, JASMINE, MARDI GRAS, FLORAL MICKEY

    Page 66, Post #982: DAY FOUR~~BTMRR
    DAY FIVE~~PIER, STITCH, MICKEY, FLORAL MICKEY



     
  5. JH87

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    I'm here!
    A new PTR! :woohoo:
     
  6. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :cool1: Welcome Jillian!!! :cool1:
     
  7. kylie71

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    I'm ready to hear all about your new adventure too!!:lovestruc
     
  8. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :cool1: Welcome!!! :cool1:

    I'm glad you moved on over to this one!!
     
  9. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    So a little more on the Diva Trip!!

    The ladies arrive thru-out the day on Thursday. For those in the parks early enough, we will meet up for lunch at one of the counter service restaurants.

    Our Meet-n-Greet Party is Thursday evening. It will be held at the Carousel Inn & Suites in their breakfast room. It's a nice big room with large windows facing the park. I am again on the M&G committee & will be in charge of the snack table, snack bags & name tags. I had a blast doing this in March. Here's a few pics from that party:

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    As you can see there was plenty of goodies to choose from on the snack table!!!

    We also have Quizno's cater the meal.....so food, snacks & drinks.....great way to get to know one another. Every year they've done an exchange of some kind & this past year was picture frames. This years exchange will be anything to do with Villians!!

    Our theme for this year is: Dis Diva's Twilight Zone Party of Peril!!!

    Should be interesting to see how many dress up & what the room will look like all decked out in cobwebs, black & candleabras!!!!

    On Friday, we usually do the Princess Fantasy Faire as a group & maybe a meal &/or a nighttime show. I think this year we're going to try the Dessert Seating for Fantasmic. We tried this in March, but they had issues with the rails for the Columbia & the show was cancelled.

    On Saturday is the big Scavenger Hunt!!! This year's theme is: Dis Diva's Amazing I Spy Race!!!! The committee gave hints at the theme & I guessed correctly!!!! I heard there was a prize for doing that!! :woohoo:

    Saturday is also the day we do the group photo in front of the castle.

    On Sunday we'll try for another group photo & maybe another meal.

    Monday for anyone still around, one last group meal will be planned.

    So does that sound like fun???? Are you interested in joining us??? This is open to all women 18 & over!!!! Check out the thread running & come join in the conversations.....it's a great way to meet people before actually meeting them in person!!!!

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2754704



     
  10. 6Smiles

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    I'm on board your new report! I'll live vicariously through you until I can get DH to agree to let me go on a Diva trip. :goodvibes
     
  11. kylie71

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    If I didn't already have Thanksgiving planned, I'd go! it sounds so FUN!:goodvibes
    Where are you staying Laurie? Did you like the Carousel?
     
  12. GoofySon'sMom

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    Yay! So glad you started a new report! I would so love to do the Divas trip! Just no way I can justify the expense of going across country without it being a family trip! Can't we just win the lottery already! :confused3 :headache: :upsidedow
     
  13. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :cool1: Welcome!! :cool1: My your hubby will let you go soon!!!! We women need our little breaks!!

    :cool1: Welcome!! :cool1: There's always the next one!!!! Not sure where I'll stay. I stayed at the Carousel last time. The beds were comfy but once you got 3-4 people in the room....it became very small with their large furniture. I'd stay there if it was just me with no problem!!

    :cool1: Welcome!! :cool1: You haven't won the lottery yet???? What's wrong with you!!!! It would be awesome if you could swing it one of these times!!!
     
  14. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    So I realized I didn't introduce myself in the first post. So here goes!!

    My name's Laurie, I'm 48, married 27 yrs & mother to 7 kids!!! Now before you panic......I gave birth to 3 of them & then adopted the other 4. All 4 kids had been in our home as foster children & we couldn't let them go. :grouphug:

    I'm a stay at home mom. My 3 older boys are 26, 24 & 22. The 24 yr old moved out for a month & then just moved back. Trying to find work & paying your own way, just didn't work out. It's ok with me.......he's a great help around the house & with the younger kids. It also allows me to get out occassionally & brings a 2nd car to the house.

    The 4 younger kids are 10 yr old boy, 6 yr old girl & twin 4 yr old girls. Each kid came to us as a baby but also came with a number of issues due to the biological moms using drugs. The 10 yr old is A.D.D., has Reactive Attachment Disorder & Anxiety. The 6 yr old is A.D.D., has Separation Anxiety & Anxiety. The twins have a genetic condition, health issues & are on the autism spectrum. One twin also has Pierre Robin Sequence & g-tube fed. So as you can see....I keep extremely busy!!

    My love of Disney came when I was about 5 yrs old & my family went for our first trip!! We went again when I was about 9 or 10. I didn't get to return until we did a one day stop the summer after we were married. Our house always had remnants of that Disney love from sheets, blankets, t-shirts, pajamas, stuffed animals, etc. We couldn't afford to take our 3 boys when they were younger & I always felt bad. In 2005, the 50th Anniversary, my mother-in-law took our family to Disneyland!!!! I wish I knew then, what I do now......that trip was hot & crowded. We were there over the 4th of July! This trip really stirred the pot & I couldn't wait to go back. I was not alone in this feeling.....everyone was hooked!

    It took 3 more yrs to get back, but we made it! This was 2008 during spring break & then again for spring break 2009. We made a quickie trip after our 2009 vacation for my hubby to interview with Disneyland. Unfortunately, he didn't GET to interview. They first have you do a computerized test. We figure because he didn't form strong opinions on the answers that is what caused him to fail. Since he didn't pass the test, they didn't interview him. :sad2: In 2010, my mother-in-law again helped pay for part of our trip, as 10 of us (all 7 of my kids) went back to Disneyland in the summer. It was really neat getting to go with all my kids at the same time....since this hadn't happened as we continued to add to our family.

    In March 2011, I got to go on my first Dis Diva trip!! To be honest, I was so excited to finally be going, as I had been following along on the thread for over 2 yrs & friended most of them on Facebook. When I got there, I was miserable......I hadn't been away from the kids & hubby before & was feeling guilty, homesick, lonely, etc. My hubby joined me at the end of the girls trip & we got to celebrate our 27th anniversary at the parks as a couple. Now......THAT WAS FUN!!!! I was still homesick & missing the kids, but it was so much fun getting to do what we wanted, when we wanted....a real freedom!!! Both hubby & I kept going....oh, the kids would have loved that.....lol

    Which somewhat catches you all up!! Our family trip was planned for the first week of October this year. We were looking forward to seeing the Halloween stuff & going to the Mickey's Trick or Treat parties. We are expecting a very large adoption credit from the IRS. We were told to expect it about 4 mths out. Week 16 arrived & we received a letter stating that H&R Block had missed putting ONE form into our amended return, that it was rejected & we'd have to resubmit the whole thing. That means, no money, no trip. We were all devistated by this news. Resubmitting our claim means another 8-12 wks before we'll see the money. I've had a day or two to let this all settle & have decided if the trip was meant to be.....we'd be going, but obviously going in October was not in the cards.

    So now I'm looking to the Dis Diva's trip in February 2012 & strongly thinking we'll be tacking on our family vacation at the conclusion of that weekend.

    So what am I saying??????? New Dates for the family trip are: Feb 26 to Mar 3 !!!!!! :banana: Let the planning commence!!!!!!

    PS: If by some miracle, our money reaches me before the middle of Sept. we will still go in October. I refuse to cancel my ressies until I know it's a done deal........lol


     
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  16. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :cool1: Welcome!!! :cool1: I'm glad you are!!!!
     
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    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    So here's the family!!

    This is me & my hubby Mike:

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    This is Tyler (our 24 yr old):

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    This is Anthony (our 10 yr old):

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    This is Addy (our 6 yr old):

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    This is Shyann & Michayla (our twin 4 yr olds):

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    The family shown above will be the ones going on the trip.

    These are the 2 boys that won't be able to attend due to work & school.

    This is Nick (our 26 yr old):

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    And This is Derek (our 22 yr old):

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    Now you know the cast of characters this story will be about for the family portion of the trip!!!!


     
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    I'm over here now! popcorn::
     
  19. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :cool1: Welcome!! :cool1: Glad you made the move to the new report!!!!
     
  20. kelmac284

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    Yay Laurie I am so glad you started a new thread. It is so nice to have a place to come and share all the exciting planning details of your new trip and also just to chat. Sure there is FB but I was really missing your thread. You always are so great and thorough on your TR's and add great pics and such! Part of me wishes I was still going but despite my orig reasons for cancelling now with everything else it is probably for the best. I sure wish I was in a way though cuz I think it would be fun to hang out with you and some of the others. Perhaps some day in the future we will be there at the same time as you guys! I know our kids get along great so that would be fun!!

    Will look forward to following along on your new thread!! :)
     
  21. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    :cool1: Welcome!! :cool1: Glad you found me Kelly!!! These PTR & TR's are what keeps the Disney excitement going & I needed a Disney pick me up after having to cancel the October trip. This one will be here before we know it, but still not as soon as the one in 47 days....but still haven't cancelled anything yet.......lol

    It would be great if you were going.....I know we'd have a good time, but I totally understand!!
     

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