Disneytopia LIVE! Trip Reports

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  1. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    What is Disneytopia? It is the perfect Disney vacation, one where the resort is wonderful, crowd levels are low, food is great, commando plans work, and you get that extra, suprise of Disney Magic. So, every year we try to get closer and closer to achieving Disneytopia on vacation until we win the lottery and move in to Golden Oak. These were LIVE! trip reports.

    Click here to go to page 20 for the October 2014 trip report

    Click here to go to page 18 for the April 2014 trip report

    Click here to go to page 11 for the October 2013 trip report

    Below is the October 2012 trip report.

    Some introductions.

    DW and I on our honeymoon 12 years ago.

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    Our two dds. They are the ones in the middle.

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    The 50' kitty moved Cinderella's castle over to Epcot.

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    Previous trip reports.

    Trip Reports :drinking1
    10 Years, 10 Trips, 20,000 Miles ... almost Disneytopia!

    The Phantom Menace of Park Capacity

    Disney Hilton Head Island Resort Podcast Trip Report
     
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  3. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    So, how did we get here?

    Neither DW nor I had Disney experiences as children. DW never went as a child, and I went once with my parents, as a 13 year old boy, to Epcot, on a Saturday during Spring Break, managed 3 whole rides, and walked through the countries.

    When DW and I got married, she wanted to honeymoon in WDW. I thought, well, it wasn't that great that many years ago, but let's give it a shot. As all of you know by reading this, it truly was a magical Disneymoon.

    Past trips
    (1) 1987 - Epcot
    (2) 2000 - All Star Music
    (3) 2005 - All Star Sports
    (4) 2006 - POP Century
    (5) 2007 - POP Century
    (6) 2008 - Caribbean Beach

    DVC Member
    (7) 2009 - Saratoga Springs Resort
    (8) 2009 - Vero Beach/ Old Key West
    (9) 2010 - Animal Kingdom Lodge
    10) 2010 - Wilderness Lodge
    11) 2011 - Boardwalk
    12) 2011 - Bay Lake Tower
    13) 2012 - Hilton Head Island
    14) 2012 - Bay Lake Tower
    15) 2013 - Old Key West
    16) 2014 - Beach Club
    17) 2014 - Boardwalk/ Vero Beach
     
  4. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Back to BLT this year.

    Friday
    :drive:

    Saturday
    1900 Park Fare Breakfast
    Mass
    California Grill Dinner

    Sunday
    Fulton's Crab House
    DTD Shopping

    Monday
    MNSSHP

    Tuesday
    Citricos

    Wednesday
    Epcot EMH
    Akershus breakfast
    WHW (i still like it all these years later)
    Chefs de France

    Thursday
    MNSSHP

    Friday
    Wave lunch
    :drive:
     
  5. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    We will be driving down in the black, Pontiac Astek. I call it the Tumbler from the Batman movies, because that would just be really cool to be driving that. We have the Disney Family stickers on the back. Wave if you see us on the road.

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  6. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    I'm in! Look forward to following along during the trip.
     
  7. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    I'm in! Does your Tumbler have that cool feature where it drives itself while you lay down and aim the missile? Or is that a Wayne Enterprises after-market add-on?
     
  8. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    By the time this thing is over with, his Aztek is going to be way more awesome than your rocket van. :rotfl2:
     
  9. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

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    I'm in too. :thumbsup2 Glad you pointed out that your children are the ones in the middle. :rotfl2:
     
  10. kasedroz

    kasedroz Mouseketeer

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    Joining in! Have a safe trip!
     
  11. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes Dis Dad #469 . . . . "Nation Ford", SC

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    I believe I'll follow along if you don't mind.
     
  12. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Hey Norm... Working all weekend but I'll pop in to see what's doing. :wave2:
     
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    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

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  14. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    That is the Wayne enterprise add on. Although, there are times I don't remember while driving, so maybe there is an autodriver. :crazy2:
     
  15. cj9200

    cj9200 DIS Dad #412

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    Count me in. Some killer ADRs.
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Cool. Love a TR with pictures and a little snark!
     
  17. Urugami

    Urugami DISdad #690

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    NORM!!
    ahem, sorry.. I'm in. If for nothing else than to see
    1) if you can keep up your post pace away from a keyboard and mouse, and
    2) if that Aztek can really make it to DW. Back when they first came out, I'd pull up next to one in my Firebird and think "These two vehicles CAN'T be from the same company!" :rotfl: Tell me, Norm; did Pontiac build excitement into them, too? I mean, without the rocket launcher.

    Hope y'all have a safe journey and GREAT trip!

    ETA.. missed the front page by -><- THAT much
     
  18. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Did Norm cancel the trip?

    Where are the updates?:scratchin
     
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  20. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Other side of Nashville. South bound ...

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  21. disney212

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    I finally made it and am all caught up. Long week at work. Hope your trip is great. Can't wait to hear more.
     

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