May 2012 TR - New post 26/9 Boarding and Day 1 on the Disney Fantasy

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  1. Mum from oz

    Mum from oz DIS Veteran

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    Ok, ok I know I have been totally slack with this years trip report but I am promising here and now to finish it for your viewing pleasure.... and for my own records!

    I figured with all those traitorous Aussies/Kiwis leaving us this month (read jealous!) I could help provide amusement for the rest of us poor (jealous) souls!

    INDEX:

    Itinerary
    Practising my photography skills
    Day 1 - Travel Day
    Day 1 - Continued
    Day 2 - LAX to MCO
    Day 3 - Downtown Disney
    Day 4 - Magic Kingdom
    Day 5 - Disney Hollywood Studios
    Day 6 - Part I - Animal Kingdom 14.09.12
    Day 6 - Part II - EPCOT 16.09.12
    Day 7 - Legoland 17.09.12
    Day 8 - Magic Kingdom 22.09.12
    Day 9 - Disney Fantasy Embarkation26.09.12
    Day 10 - Disney Fantasy Sea Day 23.01.13
    Day 11 - Disney Fantasy Sea Day 24.01.13
    Day 12 - Disney Fantasy St Maarten 21.04.13
    Disney Cruise Photos 21.04.13
    Day 13 - Disney Fantasy St Thomas/St John NEW!!! 4.06.13[/COLOR]
    Day 14 - Disney Fantasy Sea Day NEW!!! 4.06.13
    Day 15 - Disney Fantasy Castaway Cay NEW!!! 7.06.13
     
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  3. Caroline NZ

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    Yay, many thanks. Nothing better than an Aussie/NZ trip report :thumbsup2
     
  4. Mum from oz

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    So while I wait for my photos to upload to the blog, I will entertain you with my next trick....

    Possible my two FAVOURITEST (is that a word) photos from this trip.

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    Seriously, don't you think these are two perfect advertisements for Disney??


    ETA: Sorry for the HUGENESS of these but photobucket is being a pain in the rear!
     
  5. Travel Mum

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    Oh Mum from OZ, how wonderful that you are going to finish your TR! :thumbsup2 Over the past months, I have regularly checked your blog (as I do for Shush's) to see if there are any updates. It's been stuck on the parade for ages and, whilst they are lovely photos, I began to presume you had given up. Off to read now so thanks so much :yay:
     
  6. alicia1506

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    yay. i also have been regularly checking your tr for an update, so thanks for that :)
     
  7. Andona

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    Great report! I love all the photos :) Looking forward to reading the rest!
    Andona
     
  8. PrincessInOz

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    Oooh! Movement on the TR. :thumbsup2


    Looking forward to reading the rest of the updates to come.

    ps. Gorgeous shots of the kids, especially that BBB one!
     
  9. Mum from oz

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    You're welcome. Thanks for reading :thumbsup2

    Me give up? Never. :lmao: I will finish this and hopefully by the time the rest of us lot are back so I can stop writing and start reading theirs!

    You're welcome. I am trying to update at a much faster pace now. :surfweb:

    Thanks for stopping by and I am very eagerly anticipating hearing about your trip. popcorn::

    Thank you :blush: I'm back in business now!
     
  10. Mum from oz

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    I told ya I'd be quick, so here is your next installment. It covers day 6 at Animal Kingdom. I will finish off the day in my next post. It will cover a short evening at EPCOT.

    Here you go:

    Day 6 - Part I - Animal Kingdom
     
  11. Travel Mum

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    Another great update Mum from OZ. I loved AK but we only had one day there so it was quite rushed getting everything ticked off. I'd love to have more time to just wander and enjoy the scenery.

    That made me laugh when you said Steve wouldn't wear a Disney poncho. On our trip, I took cheap (I wasn't going to pay Disney prices! :rotfl2:) and plain ponchos from here to wear on the really wet water rides (Kali and the IOA rides) and DH did wear one of those on Kali. However, on the night of our MNSSHP, I never thought of taking our ponchos with us. During the night, when we came out of Space Mountain, we found it was teaming down with rain. We waited in the gift shop for a whle (where you exit the ride) but the rain wasn't stopping and I noticed lots of people buying ponchos. In fact the store supply of them seemed to be going down fast. Hence, we figured we'd better get some before they ran out and so that we could continue on with the party. So about US$45 later, DH did end up wearing a Disney poncho. That didn't surprise me that much because it was out of necessity but, when packing for his motorcycle trip of Cambodia with a bunch of guy friends earlier this year, DH asked me where I'd put our Disney ponchos. I was shocked that he wanted to take his on his trip! However, apparently, according to him, they are good quality ponchos and he planned to wear it over himself and his back pack if he ended up riding in rain. So DH ended up taking a little bit of our WDW trip to Cambodia :lmao:
     
  12. Aust

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    The photos are beautiful! Will catch up on your TR soon.
     
  13. Mum from oz

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    Lmao! I was surprised at the quality of their ponchos. We took ours back and dried them over the staircase and have them packed away for future trips.
     
  14. shushh

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    Yeah for the TR. your children are gorgeous! Love the photos!!!
     
  15. Mum from oz

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    Thanks for reading :goodvibes
     
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    loving the trip. as this year will be our first wdw trip, we appreciate the insight into all the fun stuff to do in all the parks :)
     
  18. Travel Mum

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    Mum from Oz, another great update thanks. :thumbsup2 My current WDW dream is to stay at an EPCOT resort, have park hoppers and be on the dining plan so that we could just pop into EPCOT each night for dinner :cloud9: By the way, I think the Illuminations photos you posted are great and waaaay better than mine!! :rotfl2:
     
  19. Mum from oz

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    Next update is Legoland with Ohana for dinner.

    Day 7 - Legoland

    Here is a cracker of a photo from the day , DD's first wooden rollercoaster.

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  20. Melbourne5

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    I just adore the boating academy pic ( lopsided one) as it a replica of the one I have from the California LL in 2010. I had 2 kids in the boat too and boy were we all glad to get off that one....

    I really did enjoy LL , our kids were just the right age at the time.despite having an almost 6yo the others are too big and doubt they would enjoy now. Did they have a water park at this LL?
     
  21. Mum from oz

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    They didn't have one when we went, it opened this summer (US) so we're planning a trip there next year and will probably do the water parks as it is only about $10 more. The kids loved Legoland and are still in the right age bracket, they will be 7 and 5 when we go next time.
     

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