On the 1st Day of Christmas Walt Disney Gave to Me.....Final Chapter 5/14/10!

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  1. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

    A room at the Wilderness Lodge!

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    Yes, the McSparklesons are back and we brought Daddy this trip! I will countdown all 12 days of Christmas at WDW (even though we only stayed 3 days!) with tons of pics and dining reviews too!

    Here we are in all our glory....

    Me and Ally, 8 year old daughter....

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    Daddy (Jeff) and Ally

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    So stay tuned for MY 12 days of Christmas version...... (first I need to go finish my last TR from September!!!).

    So back to the song....

    On the 1st day of Christmas, Walt Disney gave to me....

    A room at the Wilderness Lodge.

    We booked a room in the villas and if you've read any of my other TRs, you'll know that I tend to get, um, FREE upgrades quite a bit. Might be my charming personality, or just plain dumb luck (I like to think it's the personality thing!), but I always book the el cheapo room, and end up with something other than a parking lot view.

    This time was no exception.

    I was expecting a lovely view of the bus stop, but instead got this!

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    Hey, it's not fireworks view at Magic Kingdom, but it beats looking out at the minivans from Nebraska!!!!

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    Plenty of room in our studio, and I was so mad I forgot we were in a villa or I could have packed some breakfast items, since we had a fridge and microwave.

    I have always liked Wilderness Lodge and really wanted to stay here during Christmas. I got my wish! It was very warm and welcoming.

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    I loved the proximity to MK by boat, but otherwise, we had some issues with transportation. I'll go into that a bit later. Stay tuned!
     
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  3. askelton

    askelton Disney Cosmo

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    We have stayed at WL and normally it wouldn't be my style, but I really liked it. :thumbsup2 Somehow we too got upgraded to the concierge level. Figures we only stayed one night. :rolleyes:

    I like that you are stretching 3 days into 12. :cool1:
     
  4. mom2shayleeandlogan

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    Another TR already! I hope you don't run into any bachlorette parties!
     
  5. MAGICFOR2

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    Reporting in your Sparkleness! princess: I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmasy pics! :santa: My favorite evening on our last trip was at WL! I really want to stay there sometime.
     
  6. englishrose47

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    Nutso reporting in:lmao:
     
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  8. nettii

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    Very cute way to start your tr looking forward to th rest!
    Nettii:goodvibes
     
  9. OhioDisneyLover

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    I'm in. popcorn::

    Can't wait to hear more.
     
  10. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    I think the reason we always get the upgrades is that we stay 2 or 3 nights. So it's cheaper to upgrade us than someone who is there for the week. Remember when we were upgraded from ASMo to CSR??? That was a whole resort upgrade!

    No bachelorette parties, but wait for it........ mean people on buses!!!

    Not only Christmas pics, but Jeff got me an early Christmas present, a new video camera that takes short little bursts of video. So I may try to show some of those too!

    I knew my nutty bud would be here!!! ;)

    Hang on, it could be a bumpy ride!!!

    Thank you! Does this mean I can only do 12 installments????

    You just like it cause you saw my OSU shirt!!! :rotfl2:

    O-H...........?????
     
  11. CRdisMom

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    McSparklesons are back - yeehaw!!! Love the reports. It keep me going.
     
  12. katierae81

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    ......I O!!! Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on!:thumbsup2
     
  13. emser

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    Of course I'm in!!!
    I figure since I am now hooked and live on the boards (thanks to you) I will follow along!!!
    Now I don't want to be a nag still being kinda new and all, but it's been almost 2 days since you last posted!!
    Oh wait...I'm your little sister...nagging is what I do!!!
    Let's go...11 more before Christmas!!!
     
  14. buzz for boys

    buzz for boys <font color=royalblue><marquee>Certified Serious S

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    Cant wait to read more x
     
  15. Wicket's Mom

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    I gotta ride along with the Sparkleson's! How lucky you are to be able to go so often! :dance3:
     
  16. englishrose47

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    I'm going NUTS waiting for an update:rotfl2:
     
  17. reelmom

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    Read your other TR and looking forward to this one.
     
  18. AlohaPolynesian

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    Ohio State Buckeye fans? I'm in for sure!! I've never really even considered saying at WL so I look forward to hearing more about it along with the rest of your trip!
     
  19. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Back and ready to tell my tale!

    Woo hoo!!! Gotta love me some Buckeyes - the people, not the candy, although the candy is pretty good so maybe that IS what I love!

    No little sisters allowed!!!! I'm gonna tell Mom!

    Hope to get an update in today or tomorrow!

    Well, not so much riding as walking. There's a LOT of walking in Disney! And yes, we are very blessed to be so close and be able to do this!

    Rosie, you were BORN nuts! C'mon tell the truth - you love Chip n Dale don't you?

    Don't give up on the other TR just yet, it's not done!

    We Buckeyes gotta stick together! :thumbsup2
     
  20. MEK

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    Looking forward to your TR! I am staying at the wilderness lodge (villas) in May. Can't wait to hear all about it!
     
  21. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    The villas were where we stayed! I'll detail VWL in my next update!
     

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