DISmoms 3! If the Tiara fits... 5/13-5/17/11 Complete! 11/8!

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  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Hell-ooooooo DISpeeps!! We are back with the story of our third...YES THIRD!!...trip to WDW without our husbands and without our kids! :dance3::dance3: Not that we don't miss them terribly, and think of them often while we are away...:rolleyes: but really, it is SOOO much fun that we just can't stop ourselves from doing it over and over again!

    Our first year, we stayed at AKV, in a concierge level studio- just four of us, Lonnie, who was once upon a time my MOH and college roomate; Cammie, who I met on the DIS; and Kara, an axe murderer of unknown origins, also known as Karajeboo on the DISboards.

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    Year number two, we had all of our original members, plus two new lovely additions- Lovinlife, aka Pam who Kara & Cammie knew from here, and my dear friend from home, Joan, also called Wannabeadismom. We stayed in a 2 bdrm villa at BCV-

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    Well, this year, we lost two- Pam was unable to join us, and Cammie couldn't come either...:sad1:. But then, we got two NEW ones!! Laura -CRdismom who we knew from guess where, and another dear friend of mine from home- Evie! We were all in for 4 nights in a 2 bdrm Boardwalk view villa at BWV!

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    I hope you'll join us for ANOTHER side-splitting, pants wetting adventure in the happiest place on earth!!:goodvibes

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    First Class, BABY! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41340943&postcount=5

    Kara's Sizable Differences http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41343326&postcount=18

    Laura-A Bumpy ride http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41343436&postcount=20

    Kara's Royal Court http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41356648&postcount=31

    Open that slushie stand!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41376777&postcount=46

    Made in Morocco http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41400374&postcount=62

    The Ditch http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41406176&postcount=70

    Spicy Minniesoder Girl http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41485404&postcount=105

    Can we keep her? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41502592&postcount=110

    Let's find Lonnie & our 2BDRM villa at BWV http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41509345&postcount=116
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41509794&postcount=117

    Dinner at Tutto Italia http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41523351&postcount=123

    More Tutto & Epcot http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41617670&postcount=156 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41617727&postcount=157

    Test Track Barf-o-Rama....or not.... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41683583&postcount=185

    Kara's second try at what happened that night http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41685596&postcount=191

    Laura's story http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41692451&postcount=199

    Off-topic updates from Ellen http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41828040&postcount=217
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41829213&postcount=219

    DISmom Vids from Day 1 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41830494&postcount=221

    Good morning Kouzzina! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41841134&postcount=229

    DISmoms get their Ride on http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41854921&postcount=242
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41886125&postcount=250

    Time to Tune-In! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41887624&postcount=259

    Kara is Poohped http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41887733&postcount=261

    Laura's turn! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41903100&postcount=279

    Back at the BWV.... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41928231&postcount=300

    I'm feeling nostalgic- http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41941668&postcount=319

    Sanaa http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42097561&postcount=362 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42097696&postcount=363 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42097723&postcount=364

    Caribbean Cruise Update http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42244922&postcount=392

    DISmoms in DTD http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42247268&postcount=396

    Where's that Hottie??? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42271620&postcount=409

    Kara's 2 cents http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42313018&postcount=436

    Sunday in MK http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42337674&postcount=446 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42337674&postcount=447

    Kara's moment with Jack http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42343673&postcount=457

    Exploring the High Seas without the Magic- 9 Nights on RCI TR http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2784989

    Tea Time http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42371955&postcount=463 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42372410&postcount=464 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42373155&postcount=465

    La Hacienda with Nenner1 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42384406&postcount=471

    Kara hits the catwalk http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42412368&postcount=485

    Laura's Day http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42440995&postcount=500

    Night time Shenanigans http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42494221&postcount=514

    Kara's Rebuttal http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42559657&postcount=523

    Hey Hey We're the Monkees http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42652301&postcount=538 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42652446&postcount=539

    Space Shuttle & Yak & Yeti http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42677263&postcount=552

    Eau de KJ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42722300&postcount=569

    Dismom Dancin Machines http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42756762&postcount=579

    Laura & Evie's night http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42775096&postcount=585

    The Scary Clown Pool http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42780344&postcount=593

    Hangin at the BWV http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42791432&postcount=602

    Flying Fish http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42912225&postcount=627 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42912492&postcount=628

    Kara's catching up! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42830873&postcount=618 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42836240&postcount=621

    It's On like Donkey Kong http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42942259&postcount=637

    Our last morning http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43063216&postcount=653 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43063413&postcount=654

    Update from Laura http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43073851&postcount=662

    Via Napoli http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43092002&postcount=666

    A farewell to Epcot at Caramel Kuche, Kringla Og & The Ditch http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43128277&postcount=679 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43128745&postcount=680

    The Last Stop http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43185967&postcount=693
     
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  3. KristiMc

    KristiMc DIS Veteran

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    Joining in - should be fun!
     
  4. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

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    In.
    What were your dates?
    I'm going to try and be there next May for the Triathlon.
    Cancelled Labor Day-because it went off site. Killed Me.

    Dumb me, should of looked at your Title.
     
  5. donnaf516

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    Joining in. Would love a girls only trip one day!
     
  6. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    We were all up and ready to go at the crack, heading to lovely Newark airport for our 7:45 am flight on Continental. Evie's hubby Tom was kind enough to wake up early with us, and schlep us all to the airport- gotta love a good husband!! Thanks, Tom! We got there a little early, because the month before my hubby had flown to Orlando on the same flight, and found out that now you can do the first class upgrade for $69 if you arrive early enough and there's availability (it used to be that you could upgrade online when you checked in, but no more). Anyway, we all hit that first row, and were happy to do the meet and greet for all the other oncoming pax....

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    Ok, well HER we knew from town (how crazy is that???) but we greeted all the rest too, I can promise you- we tend to lean on the friendly side...:rolleyes: Joanie and I were ready to go!

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    Especially when the flight attendant INSISTED we try his bloody mary. Hey, who are we to argue? Even if it was 7:30 am!! We did, however, follow it up with a pretty yummy breakfast-

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    Evie, who is a nervous flyer, was thrilled to be seated next to an off-duty flight attendant- she was AMAZING, calmed Evie right down! We all enjoyed her company- she was a fantastic person. :goodvibes

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    Two and a half hours later, it was time for the first thrill ride of the trip- ORLANDO, BABY!!!

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    We made a beeline for the DME...which had a HUGE line!

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    That's ok- that can only mean one thing....time for ROPE DROP! For the stinky yellow Mears bus- BOO!

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    It was the strangest thing- they never showed "THE" movie- they just put on some Disney cartoons. What up wit dat??? :confused3

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    And then the prettiest sight of all-

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    And as never before, we hit the DME jackpot- we were FIRST!!!

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    We checked right in, with a CM who had all the enthusiasm of my left largest toe, and Evie went over to pick up her 5 day park hopper-

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    Which would, of course, end up being upgraded to an AP later in our trip. (The husbands of Scotch Plains love me- their wives go on a little 5 day trip, and they all come back with an annual pass! :rotfl:). Some BWV lobby pics-

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    This is supposed to be Lucy the Elephant from Margate, NJ-

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    Or, it could be the Coney Island elephant- but that would be very un-Disney, so we'll stick with Lucy. :thumbsup2

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    I did take more than a few pics in there- but it's SO PRETTY!!! And....it was my first trip HOME since buying some BWV points this year....so you know I was in love!

    Up next....hmmm...what should we do first at 11:55 am??????
     
  7. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Hi there! And welcome!!

    NOOOOO!!!!!!! I'm so sad for you!!! Are you going to do another one? Next year we will be there May 4-6, before the cruise- not sure who will be at BCV other than Lonnie & me, but hoping for Kara & Joan- Kara, Joan & i are going on the 4 night Dream next year! :banana:

    Hi!! Thanks for joining in!! You should go- it is a completely different experience! :thumbsup2
     
  8. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

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    Loved your intro.
    You must of been getting the first pictures up, while I posted.

    This year's race with "Danskin" was Mother's Day Weekend.
    "Trek's" race was suppose to be Labor Day weekend, but they cancelled with WDW and moved it over to Clear Water--FL. The whole point was doing the Triathlon at WDW. So now I am shooting for next May.


    Comment-AirTran used to have upgrades for $39 online. We figured it was cheaper to upgrade than pay for luggage. Luggage is included with the upgrade. Anyways, AirTran changed the fee to $99.


    You have to be a Dis'er to get this.:rotfl:
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  9. WannaBeADisMom

    WannaBeADisMom WDW...it's my "happy place"....

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    :banana::banana:WOO HOO!!! Never fear, I am here.....complete with all my inane comments, a few pictures (though I can't quite compete with Ellen), and quite possibly a kleenex or two as I struggle through life!!! (or maybe I'm just loony tunes :confused3) Looking forward to reliving the laughs:yay:!!!!!
     
  10. 2xcited2sleep

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    Marking my place and will be back to read in the am. Can't wait to hear about your adventures!
     
  11. Mysteria

    Mysteria I guess the tag fairies wings were clipped.

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    Was wondering when this was going to start! Can't wait to read along.
     
  12. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    Woo Hoo!!!!! You have started your report!

    So excited :banana:. Now I gotta go get caught up!
     
  13. MEK

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    I've been waiting for this and I MUST remember to get the "fake" monorail shot on my next trip. It was kinda hard this time since I was traveling solo! :laughing:

    Love the BWV pictures. Love the theme. Its so Steele Pier 1960's and reminds me of visiting there with my grandmother. (Well - not in 1960 because even I am not THAT old, but you know what I mean) She lived in South Jersey and we drove down there every summer from the time I was about 7 to the time I became a surly teen.

    I know you all probably had a wonderful time and I can't wait to read all about it.
     
  14. hmillerbarilla

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    joining in... I just love your trip reports! Thanks for sharing!:goodvibes
     
  15. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    YEAH i knew demanding things from you would pay off lMAO. Already starting off right.. Upgrade Fairy (even if you did have to pay) and bloody mary to start the day/vacation off right.. woohoo thats my girls! Cant wait to hear about more shinanigans... um i mean fun times! LOL
     
  16. MAGICFOR2

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    I'm here! I'll be back - I still need to do the dishes before I go to bed!:faint:
     
  17. dizneeat

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    I am SOOOOOOOOOOO in here! :goodvibes

    Now going back to read! Only one page behind! :woohoo: :lmao:
     
  18. lauren_elizabeth

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    Jumping right in for this one!!
     
  19. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    And yes, MY tiara fits just fine. Jeff and Ally comment on it quite often. After all, what is a tiara but half a halo? Right? And SOMEONE needs to stay strong to keep everyone in line on these trips. It's a tough job, but..... oh who am I kidding? I had a BLAST as usual and can't wait for next year's DISmoms Dream cruise! But first we need to get through this year's craziness huh?

    OK, need to go upload my pics..... talk amongst yourselves.....
     
  20. 2xcited2sleep

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    First class is the only way to travel! :). Great start! :rotfl: that you inspired AP purchases. Disney should give you a commission.

    Let's see...you're at the Boardwalk and it's 11:55...I vote for a quick walk over to World Showcase for a slushy/margarita/adult beverage of choice. :thumbsup2. Oh, and I suppose some lunch. ;)
     
  21. CRdisMom

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    yikes....already behind. I'm here.

    First off, who knew 3 years ago I would get on a plane and go visit people I met on the internet! let alone the DisMoms. I giggle because I had my screen name before I even knew of the DISmoms.

    I had met Kara twice, once on a family trip to WDW in '08 and then this spring when I was in Atlanta and I drove up to have dinner with her. The others--nope never met 'em. But now I am sooooo glad I did. Wonderful ladies. We all come from that magical place....New Minnflorialina.

    Flying from Minneapolis I got in later than the upgrade queens. I had to leave here around 4 am :scared1: and when you live half way to the north pole, it is really dark! But as I was pulling out of the cold garage in my nice cool Florida clothes I realized I don't have sun glasses. :confused3 Where on earth does one get sun glasses at that time in the morning...why of course the gas station.:rotfl2:

    Got to the Mpls airport and it was still early. I was flying southwest so no upgrade mojo here but I didn't have to pay for bags. It was so early the bar hadn't even opened. I thought that's okay I can have a drink on the plane...ummm no. While on the flight from Msp to Chicago, there was HORRIBLE turbluance. It was to the point where the flight attendants were told to sit down and there would be no beverage service for the flight :scared1: Yeah not a good thing. But got to Chicago safely. I wasn't switching planes so once the Chicago passenagers got off the plane I was able to move to the 2nd row. There was beverage service on this flight!. [​IMG]

    Soon I was touching down in sunny Orlando. Kara was to fly into the gate next to mine about 5 min after me. So ran to the potty and on the way out but who to I see. ---uuuh lost that photo~

    We by pass the fruity drink stand and head down to ME. Ummm why is the bus taking so long.
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    We waited for ever for that bus to let us on board. The line for the POP bus was huge and I think 3 came and left while we were still waiting. But soon we were on the bus, texting our counter parts. [​IMG]:yay::yay:
    Yes I nearly cried when we pulled in to BWV. Not like that didn't happen at any other point of the trip. :rolleyes1
     

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