Operation Classy Living: GFLO Oct 2012 UPDATED 2/20 & Trip Video! COMPLETE

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  1. xoSamma

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    Operation Classy Living: GFLO Oct 2012


    :hmghost:Welcome my friends, to the most spirited season of them all:hmghost:
    I am your host, your ghost-host
    The nine-hundred-ninety-nine happy haunts and I are ready to materialize
    For a spooktacular celebration
    You never know who will drop in
    After all, this is Halloween!


    The yolo-ers are back and taking over disney!:woohoo:


    The whos:

    Sam
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    Hello there! I’m Sam and I will be your tour guide on this ever so classy trip report.
    I’m 20 going on 5 and a complete Disney nerd.
    I’m a childhood education major who dreams of working at Bibbidi Bobbiddi Boutique.
    When I’m not in Disney I am planning disney trips.

    Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
    Favorite Meal of the Trip: Le Cellier
    Favorite Snack of the Trip: School Bread
    Favorite Ride: Space Mountain
    Favorite Disney Characters: Tiana/woody


    Brittany

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    She shares the same love for Disney.
    We pretty much live the same life 20 years old, childhood education major, dancer, and believes in the magic of Disney.
    This is our second trip to the world together and definitely not the last!

    Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
    Favorite Meal of the Trip: Ohana
    Favorite Snack of the Trip: Cinnamon roll
    Favorite Ride: tour of terror
    Favorite Disney Characters: Belle


    Alicia

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    This trip is brought to you by her, there would have been no operation classy living without her.
    She is currently a cast member working in the costume shop at the magic kingdom.
    Its always a good time when Alicia is around!

    Favorite Theme Park: MGM
    Favorite Meal of the Trip: San Angel Inn
    Favorite Snacks of the Trip: Mickey Premium Bar
    Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror
    Favorite Disney Characters: Rapunzel/Pluto/Minnie Mouse


    Andy

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    Andy is alicia’s fiancé and has been forced into the Disney scene.
    He decided to join us on this trip after our yolo trip in May.
    After being away from Alicia for 2 months is was a nice little reunion for both of them.

    Favorite Meal of the Trip: Peco’s Bills
    Favorite Snack of the Trip: Popcorn
    Favorite Ride: Toy Story Mania
    Favorite Disney Characters: Donald Duck

    Chelsea

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    She goes to school with me and Brittany.
    She has been to Disney a few times with her family but not a hardcore fan like the rest of us.
    She was all for going on this trip and it was definitely an experience with her!

    Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
    Favorite Meal of the Trip: Liberty Tree Tavern
    Favorite Snack of the Trip: Mickey Premium Bar
    Favorite Ride: Splash Mountain
    Favorite Disney Characters: Cannot decide


    When: October 3 – October 8

    Where: Disney world! Staying at the classiest resort on property the Gflo aka Grand Floridian

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    Why: This trip was planned in September 2011. It started when Alicia asked me to do the dcp with her.
    I talked Brittany into doing it and went to the dcp meeting at Niagara University.
    Sadly because our tight school schedule we were unable to apply for Fall 2012.
    So instead we planned a trip to visit Alicia and go to Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party!
    And will have to wait till Fall 2014 to do the dcp. ​
     
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  3. xoSamma

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    The day before consisted of going to classes to get an education and let me tell you my mind was not up for learning. It was all for thinking about Disney!

    When I got home I was running around like a mad person making sure I had everything I needed. Once I finished packing I did my nails festive while I waited for Brittany to come over.

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    Brittany arrived around 9pm with her big suitcase that could hold enough for a family of four. That being said it was over weight and being a nice friend I put some of her stuff in my suitcase.

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    Andy arrived shortly after but staid in the back room and called it a night. While waiting for Chelsea to arrive Brittany decided to try on her halloween costume.

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    After all the fun and excitement over the halloween costume we decided to get down to business and made a scavenger hunt we could do when we were down there. Lets just say it didn't work all that well!

    Chelsea ended up arriving at around 11pm. We got settled down and called it a night.

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    I was way to excited to sleep, DISNEY WORLD tomorrow! Brittany and me ended up talking till the wee hours of the morning, which was probably not a good idea since we had to be up bright and early.



    DISNEY TOMORROW MORNING!:yay: 3:45am comes early!
     
  5. JayhawkFans

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    Yeah!!! Looking forward to following along.

    We had the honor of meeting Alicia and having dinner with her one evening last month while we were at WDW. Can't wait to read your trip report after having followed along with Alicia's tweets during the recent adventure.
     
  6. MissPrice

    MissPrice Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee!

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    Hi there :) Joining in..I've read your sister's trip reports and follow her on Instagram. Looking forward to you POV!! -Amanda :cutie:
     
  7. saintstickets

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    Sign me up Sam! I'm in and looking forward to your TR!
     
  8. xoSamma

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    Thanks for following along! :goodvibes
    She told me all about your dinner together, how nice your were, and how good the food was. I told her to actually write this trip report but she said she was to busy, so hopefully I can do this somewhat as good as her​


    Thanks for joining along :thumbsup2


    :wave2: Hi there! Welcome and thanks for joining​
     
  9. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    Sounds like fun. Coming along for the ride.
     
  10. xoSamma

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    At 3:30am SpectroMagic was going off, time to wake up! :yay:
    Just kidding hit that snooze button, SpectroMagic played once again at 3:45

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    We all got up and got ready for our adventure. My father was kind enough to take us to the airport on his way to work. We all crammed into the car and headed to the airport at 4:30

    We checked our bags and went threw security, where I was asked how old I was. Um 20, forever a child! :rotfl:

    Once we got threw security we waited at the gate for a good 40 mins. I watched bosox2001 videos on youtube because they are my favorite disney videos to watch & I'm in love with that family, Brittany caught up on Greys & some sleep

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    And Andy was ready to be in Orlando

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    After a long wait we finally boarded, Chelsea didn't end up sitting near us because she purchased her ticket separately. Me Brittany and Andy sat near the back of the plane and let me tell you it smelled like poopy diapers. Didn’t we leave the daycare for a week? Gross :crazy2:

    We arrived late to JFK, which made us almost late for our connecting flight to Orlando. There was a family who sat behind us who were also going to Disney and was freaking out thinking they were going to miss the connecting flight. The father booked it to the other gate once he got off the plane, while running his daughter took a major wipe out, but he was still running and didn't realize he was missing a child. Really?!:confused3

    Well we all made it onto the flight with time to spare, no need to lose a child. This flight consisted of ma and Brittany getting all our homework done. No homework in Disney!

    The good thing was our flight landed early which meant we arrived earlier than planned!

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    We took the ever so classy Magical Express to the Classiest Resort on property

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    We were lucky enough to be in line first which meant front row on the Magical Express!!!

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    On our way there Alicia was texting me asking if I would be able to capture the moment on video of her attacking andy when we arrived. And of course I did (I just have to start getting on making the video)

    We soon went under the beautiful arch

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    Which I tweeted: I’m Home!!!

    Then we found ourselves at another beautiful site. Although it was in the works of being changed to blue.

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    The first stop was Wilderness Lodge, my dream resort! So beautiful
    My parents staid there when they visited Alicia in September, so jealous

    The second stop was the contemporary and then the Polynesian. I was ready to get off the bus when we stopped here. I remember texting Alicia how sad I was that we were not staying there. Just means we have to stay there next time :thumbsup2

    The last stop was the GLFO! Our home for the next 6 days

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  11. Dreamsdocometrue9112

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    Joining in!! I've read Alicia's past TRs :) So cute how Andy is just anxiously waiting to get on that plane to see her!! Love it:goodvibes

    LOVE G-flo. We stayed their for our honeymoon this past September. Gorgeous!!

    Looking forward to reading along!!
     
  12. Tinaphpc

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    Looking forward to reading along!
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  13. saintstickets

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    Great start! I am so jealous y'all are staying at the GF! I can't wait until they finish the DVC resort so DW and I can use our points there. C'mon now...post more updates...don't keep your readers waiting. :rotfl2:
     
  14. MissPrice

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    Hey Sam, Great update. Eww, that sucks you had to sit in the smelly section of the plane. :sad2: I like that picture of Andy, he looks so cute just staring out of the window :rotfl2: Looking forward to more pics of the Grand Floridian. -Amanda
     
  15. xoSamma

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    Thanks for joining along! :goodvibes
    The Gflo is so beautiful! I'm glad we got to stay there

    Welcome along :thumbsup2

    We would have never been able to stay there without the help of Alicia's wonderful discount. If only my education & school work didn't have to come first, I would be able to update more :sad2:

    Next update will definitely have pictures of the Gflo!


     
  16. xoSamma

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    Oh the Grand Floridian what a beautiful place. At first I was not up for staying here because I believed it was a place for snobs, not the case.

    When we pulled in I could not believe that we were going to call this place home. We got off the Magical Express so fast and made our way inside.

    We didn’t even get into the lobby when Alicia decided to attack Andrew. How precious :rotfl:

    Alicia was kind enough to check us in and check out the room before we arrived. She led us to our room while we all took in the beauty

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    Our room was located in Sago Cay, the building location was wonderful a nice short walk to the bus stop and the main building. Plus you had a perfect view of the castle!

    Our room was located on the third floor, the elevators were also very classy!

    We reached our room and I was excited to see that we got the new key to the world cards and the knew doors where you just tap your key on the door to unlock it.

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    When you first walk in there is a small hallway

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    to the left was the closest that had the safe and some classy robes

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    To the right was the bathroom area

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    onto the bedroom, so much more room than the allstars! :rotfl:

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    Our porch and view

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    Once we took in the beauty of the room we decided to go exploring and get our refillable mugs. We got lost on the way

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    The quick service was changed to Mizner's Lounge in the main building. While making our way there I spotted Miss Lynn. For those of you who might not know her here is her story

    Miss Lynn hangs out in the lobby of the grand Floridian with her teddy bears. In earlier years her and her husband would hand out teddy bears to children at the Grand Floridian.
    Her sister has said that the Grand Floridian was her and her late husbands favorite spot. They would both visit together and enjoy the music. Lynn is very well known to the cast members and enjoys making conversation with them.


    Anyways once we got our mugs we went back to the room to get ready to get to the parks! ​
     
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    Hooray for Hollywood


    Lets get to the park!
    We made our way to the bus stop, which was so nice! Why? Because the Grand Floridian is trying out a new tv that has the bus schedule! It was very nice knowing when the bus was coming.

    We got onto the beautiful motor coach that I have missed so much. On our way to our first park of the trip!

    Soon we arrived at the wonderful Hollywood Studios. Get me to them ghosts!!!!

    I am lucky enough to have a wonderful sister who loves me enough to get me in with her main gate pass.

    Our first stop: To see them ghosts!!!!! Off to the Hollywood tower hotel :yay:

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    We learned our lesson quickly during our first trip to the tower, split up or we get stuck in the back.
    I don’t know what I was thinking getting in first I hate sitting on the end for specific reasons.

    The first round no ghosts were spotted. :guilty:
    Alicia had fun copying a girl from our past may trip, just stretching for the picture. Don't want to pull a hammy!

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    Now the main reason I hate sitting on the side of the cart, that stupid dummy in the basement at the very end of the ride! But seriously I was jumping out of my seat practically on top of Brittany because I can’t stand that thing!

    Once we all made it out safely we decided to go again. Hey why not?!

    This time we were smart and split up, and all ended up in the front row. Prime seating for seeing them ghosts!

    What do you know we saw them ghosts! Sally Shine to be exact. So creepy but I love it. :love:

    This time I decided to join Alicia in some leg stretching since I was going to be missing a week of dance.

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    After what I believe to be a good ride we decided to say goodbye to the tower and say hello to the Rockin Roller Coaster! Alicia and Andy decided to head off on there own and get something to eat.

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    Who doesn't love Disney Pizza and that wonderful side salad?!

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    Rockin Roller Coaster had a longer line than Tower of Terror. I was getting hotter and hotter by the second, welcome to Orlando!

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    We finally reached the AC
    But once you get inside you get to experience those beautiful marble doors. Please keep your grody hands off them! But for real so much dead skin on the back of those doors :eek:

    The sad part about being a party of 3 is someone has to ride alone. Brittany volunteered as tribute this round.

    After our fun limo ride and a perfect concert we had time to spare before we had to head to dinner. Why not take a trip into the movies?!

    We did a little detour and stopped to look at the Halloween Merchandise

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    I wanted to buy all of it, but instead I bought none. After we scoped out the merchandise and candidates for our snack credits we were on our way.

    Now lets take a trip into the movies! The line was longer then we thought but decided to stick with it anyways. We ended up watching the movie reel 4 times, never gets old.

    I’m so GLAD we waited because we got the western scene!!!!! AHHHHH that never happens. :woohoo:
    I jumped so high when the cowboy came out, I should have known!

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    When our tour through the movies ended we tried booking it to dinner. Except Alicia and Andy were waiting outside. We discussed what the game plan was and where we were all going to meet after our dinner was over.

    We were definitely going to be late for dinner now! Where are we eating tonight?​
     
  18. xkaittloveex

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    I'm joining along!

    I'm also 20 and an Education major so I feel you when it comes to being a TOTAL child in Disney. My favorite place.

    Love the review so far! :lovestruc
     
  19. enchantedrosex

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    Lovin the report so far...totally gonna follow!
    Cheers to livin classy :thumbsup2
     
  20. Belle83

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    Oooh, Grand Floridian! Very jealous.
     
  21. MissPrice

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    Wow, the Grand Floridian looks very posh and classy. SOOO, the woman who gives out Teddy Bears is not a CM?? Interesting
     

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