Little Warrior's Wish Come True -- Marenna's Trip Report

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  1. littlewarriorsmom

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    Marenna's Pre-Wish Trip

    The van arrived 15 minutes early! :scared1: Go Go Go!
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    We're on our way!
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    We get to the airport, time for breakfast. Pizza and coke??? For breakfast? The magic WISH trip has begun!

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    Okay, I have to admit it -- I saw our greeter and the sign, and the tears started rolling. What it is about that sign?
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  3. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

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    Do you what I like about Orlando's airport?
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    The have sky-lites that lets the sun in.

    Looking forward to your report.
     
  4. ashleyrm

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    Just finished reading your pre-trip report. Subbing...
     
  5. littlewarriorsmom

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    We're here! We're at Give Kids the World!

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    We were in Villa 252, right across from Matthew's Boundless Playground. It meant that we had a far walk to get to everything else, but who cares? We're at Give Kids the World! :cool1:

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    This is apparently one of the new Villas. It's light, airy, and spacious!

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  6. WishMom09

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    HOW EXCITING...you are back with pictures!!!
    Looks like a great villa! I LOVE Marenna's smile with her Mickey Mouse!
    I can't wait to read more!!popcorn::
     
  7. maroo

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    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!!!

    Fabulous start! :)

    Pizza for breakfast is a GREAT way to start a wish trip! :)
     
  8. jessica52877

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    Whoo hoo! A new TR! You'll look so cute in your WISH t shirts! Can't wait to see more!

    Sorry that post disney depression has set in. I believe you'll have named it PDD.
     
  9. tinkerbells mum

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    i've just finished your pre-trip report and have now subbed to this one, you have a wonderful style to your writing which has made me laugh and cry in equal measures thank you so much for sharing i hope you all had a totally magical trip and i can't wait to hear/see more. i loved Jackson's quote about it being Disney he'd would care if he had to wear a flowerery dress!!! that just sums Disney up xx
     
  10. littlewarriorsmom

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    Awww, shucks. Thank you. :blush:

    That reminds me, I should give the warning ... since there are other Wish families who read the Trip Reports before they go on their trip, I am going to try to be extremely honest in my report. There was nothing horrible, but my inclination is to just talk about all the wonderful stuff. And there was lots of that. :lovestruc But if I can give a little "heads up" on some stuff, like others did before me, I figure I have a responsibility to do so. It's the code. :rotfl2:

    "The Code of Wish Families ... to express appreciation, joy, and honesty in all our trip reports so that others may better be prepared for their trip through our experiences." :rotfl:
     
  11. maroo

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    Oh yeah! Honesty is always the best policy! :thumbsup2

    Now I am so curious...

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  12. MaryAz

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    Yay, you started your report! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
     
  13. Corrine 1973

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    OK I'm hooked, can't wait to hear more and see more wonderful PICTURES!!!:banana:
     
  14. tinytreasures

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    yah you started
    we were right next door to you
    we were in villa's 253 and 254
    the circle opened up on our last day so we had to go around the park every time we left
    did you figure out that you could cut thru the park as a short cut ;)
     
  15. Corrine 1973

    Corrine 1973 What do you mean I am not a princess, don't you se

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    I just had to tell you a very cute story. I started looking at your pretrip report and my 3 year old daughter Mia (short for Ameliya) walked in, pointed at the computer, and declared that Mareena is her best friend.;)

    So let Mareena know that she has a new best friend who lives near Chicago!:rotfl2:
     
  16. littlewarriorsmom

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    Oh yeah! Also the cut through the Corral. :cool1:
     
  17. littlewarriorsmom

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    Okay, forget unpacking ... let's go wander around the Village!

    Right across from us is Matthew's Boundless Playground. I think Marenna could have been content just playing there for 5 days straight.

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    You know, it's 3:00 and we haven't had lunch. Let's head towards the food area.
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    Hmm, it's a little late for lunch, but we're hungry. Whatever should we eat?
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    There were two older gentlemen there waiting on us. They just exuded love. By the end of the trip, Tom and I had a theory about the older gentlemen and Wish kids ... the old men are absolutely the biggest softies. The younger people are energetic and very helpful. The older ladies are very loving and very efficient, bustling around to help everyone. But the old men are just marshmallows. You can look at them and know that if they could give their lives for any one of the Wish kids, they would.

    And they love being silly.
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    Mmm, chocolate ice cream with chocolate fudge and whipped cream for Kaziah. Orange sherbet with chocolate fudge for Marenna. :upsidedow Ice cream soda for Lilyanne.
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    Tummies filled, on to the Castle of Miracles!
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    And ambling over to Amberville ...
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    They were training new volunteers, so we couldn't ride the carousel at first. Finally, it was time. Whoo-hoo!

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    We headed back "home." The kids and Tom played on the playground while Mom unpacked everything. Had to hang up all those beautiful clothes from the Big Give! And speaking of Big Give ... today, as you see, we were wearing our custom WISH shirts. All the other Wish families were madly envious and wanted to know where we got them. Stewardesses and GKTW volunteers wanted to know when MAW started making them. :rotfl: Nooo, we explained. These were custom made for us by some friends we've never met. :love:


    Okay everyone, back to the Villa to get cleaned up for supper. Don't you know that Christmastime's a-Coming???
     
  18. WishMom09

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    Loving the update! Looks like a fun afternoon! And I love your theory on the old men...to sweet! (made me cry)
    So if my memory serves me so far you have had pizza for breakfast...and ice cream for lunch!
    I can hardly wait to learn what's for dinner??? ha ha! I LOVE IT!
    (so much for dieting while at GKTW huh??)

    Question for ya...do they have hangers there or did you need to bring your own! I was wondering this last night as I began carefully folding all of our adorable BIG GIVE outfits!
     
  19. littlewarriorsmom

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    Dieting ... do NOT worry about it. I ate whatever I wanted, including hot fudge sundaes, hot pretzels, real Cokes, etc. But with all that walking, I only gained one pound. It's a LOT of walking! Either that, or maybe GKTW has magic so that nothing you eat has calories! :rotfl:

    They have hangers in the closets. And if you need more, you can always drop in the Walmart right by GKTW.
     
  20. maroo

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    Wonderful update!! :) I am just loving your TR!!! :)

    You sat in the exact table that we did at the Ice Cream place! :) I miss it! :goodvibes

    And calories DEFINITELY do not count on a Wish Trip!!!!! :thumbsup2
     
  21. Andreaswish

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    I am really enjoying your trip report. We are not to far off from our trip. Your kids are adorable, love the shirts. I better not show my dd your picture of the kids eating pizza for breakfast. She will definetly will want pizza for breakfast too. We have a very early flight we may have to get her a piece of pizza at our lay over.

    Can not wait to read more about your trip. The villa looks nice. Keep up the good work.

    Diane
     

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