Shake Your "Bon-Bon"-Our "Last" Family Trip-PTR July 2011 *UPDATED 7/13*

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  1. aspiringprincess1

    aspiringprincess1 Mouseketeer

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    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

    I am brand new to DISboards and I am SOOO excited to share my upcoming vacation with you. As you can tell by the title of this PTR, this will sadly be the "last" family vacation to WDW for my family and me. :sad2: Now, this is said in "" because I hope that this is not the case! I know, I know..what my parents say goes, BUT they love Disney almost as much as I do, so I think they will want to return sooner rather than later. ;)

    That being said, this isn't my last trip! I plan on being back multiple times! So more PTRs and TRs to come!:thumbsup2


    So, due to my lack of sleep and huge amount of stress, I am resigning for the night. I will be back, however, to share with you the cast and some other important information! :banana: I am toooo excited!!:yay:

     
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    Chapter 1. And I'm Proud to Present...​


    The Cast!!!

    These are my favorite Disney companions! My family! I am super exited to introduce you all of them. They all love Disney as much as me. Okay, almost as much, :rotfl:

    This is my first PTR of any kind, so bear (sp?!) with me! I am pumped so things may get jumbled out of excitement!

    Alright then, here we goooooo!


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    My momma! She is one of the biggest Disney fans I know, and I love love love her! Almost every morning that I am home, she sings the "Good Morning" song to me. It makes my day. She loves walking down Main Street in the morning, and cries when we leave the MK on the last day. She loves all of the characters and wishes to be the fairy godmother one day! princess:

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    Daddy! I come from a family of Disney lovers, and my dad is surely one of them. He will be first in line for all of the thrill rides, but also loves his shows and relaxing time. I love love love that he is up for anything, and I always have fun going on trips with him. He is a Star Wars fan and cannot wait to see what the new ride is going to be like, although he is a little sad that the old one is no longer there. I think my mom plans for him to drive a boat or a bus down there sometime! :cool2:

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    Just a picture of Momma and Daddy. They so cuteee :)
    but moving onnn....

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    My sistaaa, Christie! My only true competitor when it comes to being a Disney FREAK! haha ;) She knows almost as much as I do, but she is slowly gaining on me. We love taking thousands of pictures together and plan on doing so for years to come. Since this is our last family trip, I plan on taking many more with her in the near future! Christmas time anyone?! :laughing: She is my best friend and I'm soo excited to make some new memories with her! :woohoo:

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    This is Jon. My sista's bf. Gags, ;) just kidding! He's the little brother I never had, and he acts just like it! :laughing: He has never been to Disney without it being a band trip. I'll probably reminice about past trips later, so you'll hear about how much better our trips are. He is super excited, or at least pretends to be when talking to me :rolleyes: He reads about WDW a lot, and I'm sure you'll find another reader here soon :)

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    Aww, the happy couple!
    and finally...

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    Me! Kayla's the name, and I will be your host on this PTR! I am sooooo excited to be going to WDW soon! :yay: I would die to be a princess, and have a serious cartoon crush on Aladdin. :lovestruc I am a future teacher :teacher: and I cannot wait to be in the classroom. Hopefully, this will leave me summers to do a little traveling to my favorite place in the world!

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    I am soo excited to share my vacation plans with you guys! I hope that along the way you pick up, or drop off, some helpful hints! I am more than willing to share all of my favorites, and I am looking forward to picking up some of yours!

    Next up... My home away from home.



     
  5. Mini Minnie :)

    Mini Minnie :) Earning My Ears

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    hello seester! i'm glad you finally got some pictures and exciting stuff to talk about! i'm excited to see your next post! :)
     
  6. 1girln3boys

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    Can't wait to hear all about it.
     
  7. miprender

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    :wave2: Hi followed you over from the July 2011 Thread.

    Did you go to Disney alot as a kid? My only fear with my children is that they will start to loose the MAGIC by it all since I have many years of more trips with them.

    I just think how lucky they are, DD7 & DS5 have already been 4 times and DS3 has been three times.:lmao:
     
  8. DalmationGal29

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    Hi Kayla! Great start to your report. I found it from your post on the July 2011 board. :cool1:

    My crazy bunch from NJ will also be there the same time you are. :banana::banana:

    I am trying to start a PTR as well, just haven't gotten there yet :surfweb:

    Keep it going I am looking forward to reading more about your plans!!!
     
  9. aspiringprincess1

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    You can add your two-sense too missy! :laughing:


    I'm excited to share! Thanks for coming along! :)

    Thanks for coming along!! I only went three times as a kid, but plenty more as a teen! I know that my parents often wondered if we would get sick of it, especially because we were older. :rolleyes: I am here to tell you that I never did get tired of traveling there! :laughing: I think that it is because there is constant changes! Always something new to discover! :yay:

    You're kids are so very lucky! I am sure that they will continue to enjoy your vacations to WDW or wherever else you go! :goodvibes


    Thanks for following along! I'm too excited to share my trip!
    That's awesome that you will be down there at the same time! Where will you be staying?! And when you start your PTR, I'll be sure to follow along! :woohoo:


    And to everyone else stopping by, THANKS! :thumbsup2 I would love to hear from you and will try to comment back to everyone! Share your thoughts or suggestions, because I would love to hear them! :banana:
     
  10. disneywatcher

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    Hey Kayla! Also jumping over from the July planning board!

    Looking forward to hear more about your plans in the upcomming months leading up to your trip!:banana::banana::banana:
     
  11. hollybearsmom

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    Jumping in to follow along.
     
  12. aspiringprincess1

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    Thanks for jumping over!

    Welcome aboard! :D
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    Chapter 2. Home away from Home :yay:



    Finally, an update! :woohoo: I've been patiently waiting to do this, but I have to promise myself that I will get my school work done before! :rolleyes:

    My favorite resort on Disney property would have to be....
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    The Wilderness Lodge! :lovestruc

    There are sooo many reasons to love this resort! My family and I have chosen to stay here multiple times, as you can see from my past trips, and this year we were thinking...maybe we should do something different?

    Beach Club again? The pool was amazinggg! :worship: and I loved being so close to EPCOT (My Favorite). But it didn't quite feel like home to us when we were there. :confused3

    What about Port Orleans? That was my parents resort of choice when we were younger. I remember looking at pictures of Dixie Landings from past trips. But we were far from the MK, and had reservations early for Chef Mickey's (no car). That was a stinker...:sad2:

    How about Old Key West? My friends LOVE that resort and always rave about how nice it is. But the one time we went there, the buses were HORRIBLE. We never rent a car, so transportation was a big deak!:sad1:

    After much deliberation, my dad thought :scratchin What about the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge! We all thought...THAT'S IT! :banana:

    We had 1) never stayed there 2) heard GREAT things about it and 3) wanted something new! It seemed like the perfect thing to do with the five of us! :woohoo:

    DUN DUN DUNN.
    After booking the hotel and having everything set up, we got some interesting mail! A pin for FREE dining! Very exciting news because anytime you can save money in WDW is a great thing!
    Bad news..we couldn't work it out with staying in the villas! :confused: I am not going to try to understand. So I was a little disappointed when my dad first told me. But then...he said we will just get two rooms at the Lodge and stay where we all wanted to in the first place! :laughing::rotfl:

    I couldn't be happier! :yay: The lodge is sooooo beautiful and there is so many things to do! Me and my sister get a kick out of roaming around the grounds. We even got walkie talkies once to communicate with our parents. Such lame teenss :rolleyes:

    Also, the recreational boats are always a blast!
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    We've never had a problem with the buses or boat transportation here, and that is especially good for our Chef Mickey reservations! Just hop on over to the Contemporary!

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    I am soo excited about our choice of where to stay. It is honestly my home in WDW and I wouldn't want it any other way. I cannot wait to go explore and find all the Hidden Mickeys (because I never could before)! :woohoo:
    But now that we know where we are staying...wouldn't it be nice to know where we are eating!?!
    And I bet you're probably wondering about the title too! :upsidedow

    Well, you'll hopefully hear about it soon! I have a pretty easy week coming up, so maybe I'll get a lot done on here!

    Next Chapter..Dining in the World OR Shake your "Bon-Bon"....SURPRISES :rolleyes1





     
  13. Mini Minnie :)

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    Lovely work Kayla :) I think we both look young in that picture even for 2007 for some reason..
    I just wanted to let you know that you're doing wonderfully and I love reading about what you have to say about our trips! I hope people agree! Can't wait to see the next suprise chapter! love you seester! :thumbsup2
     
  14. aspiringprincess1

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    oh, hey thanks girrrl! new update coming soon!
     
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    sounds good so far can't wait to read more.. Have you guys ever eaten at the Whispering Canyon Cafe? I had never heard of it before the last trip report that I read..I am so curious about it
     
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    Thanks for reading along! I'm excited to share! and YES! I have eaten at the Wispering Canyon Cafe, and I love it! I am positive that I will talk about it when I talk about past trips or my ADRs but to give a brief overview...

    The food is delicious, in my opinion. It's mostly down home southern style food. Its some very good BBQ if I do say so myself.:thumbsup2
    BUT, what makes the WCC soo special is the experience. I have always have a wonderful server, and it has been a hoot everytime. :rotfl: There are so many little things that they do to make your experience a blast. I'll talk more about that later though!
    Hope that helps! :goodvibes

     
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    Good Afternoon DISers!

    Finally getting around to a little update! I have been trying to get all of my homework for week finished (success!) and start finding my assessments for my child study (aghasdkjfawe). It's been a long weekend! But I have been reading some of your PTRs and TRs :surfweb: I love hearing about all of your vacations! But that aside, it's time for an update! On to Chapter 3!

    Chapter 3- Shake you "Bon-Bon" :laughing:

    I have been lucky enough to have many vacations to WDW. I've always had a ton a fun, and there have been many memorable moments. From dinner shows to character meets, I have had my share of interesting and magical times in Walt Disney World. That is where the title of this PTR comes from. One of those crazy memories from a trip that I will never forget.
    **I am going to post a lot of pictures of my past trips. I just want to share with you the great times I have had!

    So, I do not remember a lot about my trips in '93 and '95. I was 3 and 5, so it's a little foggy. I do remember that we had a great time, and my sister was terrified of all the characters, especially the villains. We went to a character dinner and she hid under the table from Captain Hook. :lmao:
    Here are some fun pictures from those trips!
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    Momma and me in front of MK!

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    How cute were we!?

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    The Girls, :]

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    The Mouse and me! :]

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    The '95 Drive! Finally, the Sunshine State!

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    Dixie Landings!

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    My Dad!

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    This is her first time actually liking a character! Adorable!

    So those are my younger years. Super cute, in my opinion, and loving every second of it!

    Our trip in '03 was the source of my title. I cannot find a picture, and I cannot remember his name, but it started with our driver. Yes, we had a driver in a town car who drove us to the lovely Wilderness Lodge. Me and my sister were wearing our DANCE shorts, you know, the one with the word written on your bottom! Well, our driver noticed this and proceeded to ask us questions about our vacation and whether we were there for a competition. We answered all of these questions, and sooner than we knew it, he was singing Shake Your Bon-Bon driving down the highway. It was one of the funniest moments of my life, and I will NEVER forget it! :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2:

    This was my first trip back since I was five and as a teen. I was so excited. After having such a great time, we went back multiple times since. Here are just some picture of us during those trips. :goodvibes

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    My sister and Eeyore. Note our awkward fashion sense and lack of any hair products, including a straightener.

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    We were the Flag Family one morning at the WL. It was soo cool! My sister holding the flag!

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    Ranger Stan! He was the one who took us up to raise the flag. He shared some wonderful stories and was the nicest guy!

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    Our dream fastpasses in 2007! SO EXCITING! haha

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    Us with Figment! He is too cute!

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    Alright, last one for now. This is our most recent trip. Last year at this time I would be soaking up the sun in Florida. We've grown up a lot, but are both still kids at heart! :)


    There are so many more things that I could share with you about our previous trips, but I'll save you for today. I can't promise I won't bring out some more trips! I've had some special and magical times in WDW and would love to share them eventually.

    Now that you know all about the title of my PTR, I will have to share with you the ADRs we have! YUMMM. I love the food in Disney!

    Until next time, "See ya real soon!"


     
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    With the help of dilligaf, I will also be signing up to follow your PTR! :yay:

    Looking good so far, can't wait to read more!:cool2:
     
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    Thanks!


    Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by! :goodvibes




     
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    Chapter 4: The Tastiest Place on Earth :earboy2:


    One of my favorite things about Disney World would have to be the eating. Seriously, it's the best. And the Dining plan just makes it ten times better! We have eaten at a lot of places, but we do have our favorites. We will be eating at some favorites, but some new places as well! :thumbsup2

    My mom got up early on the day we could make our ADRs and got us scheduled for all of the places that we wanted to eat. We got the times that we wanted (all of our dinners are at..like..7:05 or around there) so we can enjoy our day and have time to change and head back for dinner.

    Soooo, favorites. We love love love Chef Mickeys and the Crystal Palace for obvious reasons. I love meeting the Characters. So that was a must on our list. Also, Le Cellier has THE BEST steak, and I love the maple creme brulee. Honestly to die for. But those were the only real requirements we had. (side note, WCC got left out for some reason! I am still trying to persuade them)

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    Just us at Chef Mickey's, a fave.
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    Crystal Palace! another fave.
    (I couldn't find a good one of Le Cellier. I'll add one later, :) )

    So, we definitely had our favorites lined up. We wanted to include some new places too!

    This is sad news, but my family and I haven't seen Fantasmic since 2003. We wanted to make sure that this was something we did this trip. There are the dinner show packages that go with Hollywood and Vine and Mama Melrose's. Since my parents have never been to Hollywood & Vine, that is the choice we made. I am pretty happy about it.

    Also, we have never been to House of Blues, so we wanted to add that to the mix. My sister has and really liked it, so I am looking forward to it. Also, my dad really wanted to eat here.

    Lastly, we let Jon pick a place to eat. He picked..........Cape May! He loves crab legs, so the buffet will be perfect for him! I haven't been here for dinner either! Any thoughts?!

    So those are our dinner and breakfast reservations! I'll go over them again here. I have some surprises for some upcoming posts, but this is the gist!

    Day 1: SURPRISE
    Day 2: Open! I'll fill ya in on this later.
    Day 3: Le Cellier @ 7:15ish
    Day 4: Hollywood & Vine Fantasmic Package
    Day 5:SURPRISE
    Day 6: Chef Mickey's 8:00am/ Cape May Cafe 7ish
    Day 7: House of Blues 8:00pm
    Day 8: Crystal Palace!
    Day 9: Wispering Canyon!! ;) just kidding. home :[

    So, I get to fill you in on my Surprises, and some of my FAVORITE snacks and Quick Service meals. I can't wait to share more!

    And, sorry there aren't a lot of pictures! I love pictures, but I just didn't have any! :[

    But here is a clue for next time :thumbsup2
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    See ya next time!! :wave:
     

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