Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration: Lots of Firsts and Laughs! (Update 3-18-13)

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  1. mousetravel

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    Glad you're here!



    It's a smaller size airport and I was glad it was pretty easy to navigate around. Did you find a good price?

    Thank you! Glad you're here for this one, too!!

    Thank you!

    Yes, I do take pics of everything. DD gets annoyed with it sometimes
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    Yay, Glad you're here! Wish we were going back soon, but will have to probably wait till next summer. :sad1:


    Thanks for joining my TR!!!


    Thanks & welcome to my TR!
     
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  3. mousetravel

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    Glad to see ya here! :wave2:


    Welcome to my TR! I LOVE our mom/daughter trips together.
    I didn't have any problems with Sanford airport and didn't mind the extra hour driving time. It's better than the 10 hours I usually have to drive! Or all the hours on the Amtrak! :drive:



    Yes, that was a long walk! And I agree, I didn't think the distance to WDW was bad at all from there.

    We live about 40 miles from GSP, and only about 20 miles from the GA border, so we're not far to Augusta. So yeah, we're neighbors! :wave2:

    Yay, glad you're here!! :cool1:
     
  4. mousetravel

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    For those that have read some of my TR's or PTR's, know that I usually add in some "daily happenings" here & there, especially if it has anything to do with Disney. And to get in a little Disney fix, I'm so excited to say that in 5 days, we're going to see ..............................................

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    I am so excited. I have always wanted to see this, but would probably not ever get the chance to go to NYC, where they have the show. So when I heard it was coming to our area, I HAD to get tickets ASAP!



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  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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  6. mnrhannah07

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    COOL!! I have heard great reviews of this show! Please do tell us how you liked it! We saw Broadway's Beauty and The Beast last year and it was AWESOME!
     
  7. mousetravel

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    We arrived at our hotel, Best Western LBV, in the Downtwon Disney area. We stayed there last year, and loved it! Since it was late when we got there, I didn't get any outside pics, and for some reason I didn't take any at all while we were there. But I do have more pics in my June 2011 TR.


    I did get a few pics inside, before we unpacked and crashed for the night.



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    This is probably one of my favorite parts of the hotel room:
    2 spaces to get ready!! Much needed when you're traveling with a teen!!


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    A view looking toward the door, showing lots of storage space for luggage, etc.


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    The next morning as we were getting ready, I got a few pics of another favorite..... the balcony, and the view!!!


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    We had a great view of Downtown Disney!

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    We finally finished getting ready, and I snapped a pic of the rental car.

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    Next up: Magic Kingdom Day!

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  8. UGAFan0829

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    The hotel looks awesome and you had an AWESOME view!

    Having that extra space was nice, I know! I don't think you could ever have too much getting ready space in a hotel!

    The rental car is too cute!!

    Can't wait to hear about MK!
     
  9. archdandy

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    I'm joining in. I started reading your other TR but haven't caught up to it yet. I'm glad I'm reading another of yours! I hope you guys had fun :)
     
  10. Pinkocto

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    You really can't beat a 55 minute flight!
     
  11. mnrhannah07

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    Funny Story about that hotel...Last Nov we stayed there for one night before our Dream cruise, seemed like a really nice place to stay..We were all tucked in for the night and our room was chilly so we tried to turn our heat on. We waited for it to start, and waited, and waited. After about 20 min we decided to call and ask someone to look at it, normally we wouldn't care and would just have gone to bed but with DS's asthma, if the room was the slightest bit too cold he would wake up coughing and wheezing..((Which would lead to a not so fun B2B cruise)) Anywho, someone came up and told us they normally dont have the heat activated because people dont usually use it..He had to open a large vent in the ceiling to turn it on, all of a sudden we heard a gush of water! There was a build up in the vent and the water went everywhere!!! Can you even imagine having to switch rooms at 1am when you are trying to finish packing for a cruise and having to be up at 7am! I was not a happy camper!
     
  12. Pinkocto

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    I've heard nothing but fantastic reviews of The Lion King, everybody loves it!
     
  13. jenseib

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    That is a nice room!
     
  14. mousetravel

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    We really like that hotel! I was actually surprised that we got that view, because they charge more for the "Disney Views", but the view we had was just as good as the more expensive one would be!

    I loved the rental car, and I've decided I want one now! :rotfl: (It's a 2012 Kia Forte)


    Thanks for joining my TR!! Hope you enjoy the others, if you get a chance to read them!

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    That's not good!! :scared1: I know what you mean about the asthma situation. I think I mentioned that DD has asthma, too. This was our 2nd stay there, and we didn't have any problems, but with a large hotel such as this one (18 floors I think I remember that right), I imagine they do have glitches here & there. Even as hot as FL is, I wonder why they wouldn't have the heat activated, especially in November!

    I can't wait!!

    We loved it!
     
  15. mousetravel

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    Thursday, June 14


    We made it to MK about 9:30am. We seem to never get to the parks at opening time! :coffee:

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    We checked the wait times for pics with Mickey, but it was too long, so we got a pic with Statue Goofy:


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    We went into a few stores, and we came out of a store to see the band playing (What's the name of it??). You've probably all seen them, but have you seen them from behind?? I thought the backside of their outfits were too cute!!




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    We then came across the Mayor and this lady (??). DD met the same lady last year on our trip.


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    And there's the lovely blue building, obstructing views of the castle! :rotfl:

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    And the construction crane in the backgrounds:


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    We headed off for Adventureland!


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    I really wanted a Dole Whip for breakfast :lmao:, but they weren't open yet!

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    We rode the Jungle Cruise, with a 25 minute wait:


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    We caught the last few minutes of this show:


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    Then rode Pirates of the Caribbean with a 10 minute wait:


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    As we came out, we seen Pirate Goofy!


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    (Continued...)
     
  16. mousetravel

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    We then headed to Haunted Mansion, and there was a 15 minute wait.

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    This guy was really into character, and had some fun with DD, and as she wanted a pic, he just stood there, looking crazy :rotfl: :


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    Pics of Fantasyland & construction:

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    We got in line for Philharmagic, with a 15 minute wait:
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    We then made our way back to Main St, for lunch at Casey's Corner!!


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    More MK coming up:


    "Watching the Parade from a Different Angle, and The Clouds Come Rolling In!!" :eek:
     
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    She's a suffragette. Think of Winifred Banks from Mary Poppins.
     
  18. Pinkocto

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    What a fun morning, and you got tons done! Your pictures make me want to be back there so bad!
     
  19. archdandy

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    Wow, you guys sure got a lot done in one morning! :thumbsup2
     
  20. luckylady

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    I'm in for what sounds like a great trip.
     
  21. jenseib

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    I have never seen that band...nor do I think I have seen pictures. Wow...I love learning new things.
     

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