Stop staring at me Phil! A Vinylmation stalking(with a side of *sparkle*)9/19 TR END!

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  1. MsmChick

    MsmChick Earning My Ears

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    Congratulations!! That is soo exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it and read your TR!! I'm sure you definitely had a *MAGICAL* time! :goodvibes:
     
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  3. Shannon84

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    Thank you so much :goodvibes It was a very magical time, I wish we could go back and do it again :thumbsup2
     
  4. Shannon84

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    I feel like this vacation was one we were super prepared for. Everything was packed and ready to go and I laid down in bed at 7 pm...and watched tv...and rolled around. I was exhausted from running 10 miles that morning...but could not fall asleep :confused3 Tim fell asleep right away when he went to bed a few hours later. I am not sure if I ever fell asleep or just laid there with my eyes closed :headache: Either way our alarm went off at 3 am

    As tired as we were, once that alarm went off we were up and getting ready right away :thumbsup2 We left our condo and hit the road to Tim's parents house. We changed cars and Tim's dad drove us to the airport super early (I just like to get through security as soon as possible)

    I swear we were the first people at our gate waiting

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    Very excited to get to Orlando :goodvibes

    Our flight was quick and ordinary which is always a good thing for flying :goodvibes I slept a tiny bit and tried reading. We were landing before I knew it and racing off to our ME bus!!

    This was the first time I have ever had a real wait for a bus, but about 15 or 20 minutes later we were on board and in the very first set of seats :rotfl:

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    Usually my ME bus ride is pretty boring, but this time around we were SOOOO excited and had some random guy behind us that kept us entertained.

    Once the video started and it explained the check in process...the guy behind us started getting a little irritated (he was speaking to his wife during these conversations) about the fact that he didn't know about online check in. So he proceeds to call people back home to get his confirmation number and attempt to do online check in from his phone about 40 minutes away from arriving at his resort :rotfl: He became even more irritated once the characters in the video announced check in time is 3 pm :rotfl: He was so angry he couldn't get in his room earlier (which of course just depends on the room availability)

    I don't know why, but we found this hilarious...I mean at that point theres really no use for online check in...but not according to this guy!!

    Because we grabbed the first seat I got some great pictures of the entrance sign which made me very happy

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    Random guy's wife starts taking pictures and he says "We've been here 4 times the last 3 years and now you want a picture of the sign" How come idiots like this get to go that often (plus he was staying at AKL which I was jealous of :lmao:)

    We stopped at Caribbean Beach to drop off a few guests, during which the guy became irritated for some reason and mumbled something to himself. We both started laughing...Tim was certain he said "Jesus Walt" but I disagree I am pretty sure he said "Eagle Vault" Neither make sense but I was crying I was laughing so hard :rotfl2:

    We were off to POP! and I was in a great mood :thumbsup2
     
  5. IheartDDuck

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    Gotta love the crazies!!! They're everywhere, I tell you. I would have been cracking up along with you. I have no understanding of people who seem to be irritated by the tiniest things. Just go with the flow people. It's not that serious. :lmao:
     
  6. Nermel9

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    Great update! :thumbsup2 Your ME ride sounds like it was fun! :laughing: I don't get how they have been there 4 times in 3 years and didn't know about online check in! :confused3

    Love your pics of the entrance sign! :cool1:
     
  7. ditsypixie

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    Congratulations! :yay:How exciting! Enjoyed reading your PTR and looking forward to your trip report:goodvibes
     
  8. amazingact21

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    Four visits in three years and no idea about on-line check-in?:confused3 I'd hate to see how much that guy and his wife are missing at the parks if they are unaware about something as basic as check-in. :rotfl:

    At least he gave you and Tim entertainment on the ME ride over. Can't wait to read more.
     
  9. tigerdragon

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    Wow, the ME guy sounds like a treat to be around. Could you imagine vacationing with the guy? :scared1:

    Can't wait for the next update!
     
  10. Joyciemc

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    Hahaha, I am totally using 'Eagle Vault' as my new 'I'm frustrated' phrase!
     
  11. TanzUnited99

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    Lol love the random conversations you overheard on your ME journey! :lmao:

    Yay on getting a great pic of the WDW sign! :thumbsup2
     
  12. Shannon84

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    I loved every minute of it too!! :goodvibes


    I know some people are crazy, but as long as they arent mean and are entertaining I enjoy it :thumbsup2

    Thanks!! I am pretty proud of my picture...I never am able to get a good one driving in :goodvibes

    Thank you very much :goodvibes


    I know!! I wonder if they are just wandering around MK unaware of other parks :rotfl:

    I know...his poor wife was just ignoring him the whole time too :rotfl:

    Its really catchy!! We were using it during the trip every time something weird happened :goodvibes

    I wish I could have just seen a small portion of how the rest of his trip went :rotfl:
     
  13. Enchanted88

    Enchanted88 A dream is a wish your heart makes

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    From everything I've been reading on here, I am so excited to go during the Fall! It looks like so much fun!!

    Wedding planning can be completely stressful, but it always works itself out, and the end product is truly wonderful!:wizard: I hope you have a great time planning everything out!

    Your ME ride sounds very entertaining! I think I would have busted out laughing, too! He seemed a little too grumpy to be heading to DW! haha
     
  14. Grumpy's Wife

    Grumpy's Wife Dollar Tree gal here

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    Congratulations on the engagement! Now the fun part of planning the wedding begins.

    You know some people just need to feel the magic. Why start complaining as soon as you get on the bus? It's vacation for goodness sake. I guess the guy behind you really needed a sprinkling of pixie dust.
     
  15. Captain_Oblivious

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    A trip to WDW is the ONLY reason to ever get up that early! :thumbsup2

    Do I dare tell this guy that my online check-in took longer than the people who were in the regular line? :rotfl2:

    Come on, dude. It's pretty much a law that you have to take pictures of the sign. You might not know this, but there's a pretty big castle in the Magic Kingdom, and we're gonna take pictures of that too.

    He was just talking about 2 of my favorite people! :thumbsup2
     
  16. Shannon84

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    I really want to do Christmas again at WDW...but I think fall has to be my favorite time of year there

    So far it has been fun planning, but I am sure there were be plenty of stressful moments...thankfully Tim is patient :rotfl:

    Thank you :goodvibes I am having lots of fun looking up all different wedding stuff!!

    I know he needed a little pixie dust to get him in the right mood...maybe when he got to AKL he was ok :goodvibes

    Yes that is the only time I will wake up early and am actually happy about it!!

    I have a feeling he is the type of guy who says "we already have one picture of the castle, why take another" :rotfl:
     
  17. Shannon84

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    Well after our fun adventures on the ME bus we pulled into POP! and Tim was the first one off the bus…I was second! :rotfl: I took my time with our bags and Tim went straight to the Online Check In line to get us all set…we were the first people in the line and no one was waiting there when we came into the lobby, just a few people in the regular check in line. I wish I could remember the name of the CM who helped us, because he was so sweet. He went out of his way to get us a room that was ready right then and one with a King bed…we were very excited and didn’t expect to have a room ready this early!

    He gave me a carnation too and I was so excited!! Off we were to find our room…which sadly was one of the farthest rooms from most of the resort :rotfl: but that’s ok, we were so excited!! We were in the 90’s section…I made Tim take a picture of me with my flower and our room number

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    We dropped our carry on bags in the room and were very excited to see a very clean and nice room at our home away from home..ahhh arriving at Disney is awesome!!:goodvibes

    Next stop DTD!! I was starving and ready to eat!! We brought a few Vinylmations with us as well, this was our first trip with trading Vinylmations and were excited to see if it lived up to our excitement!

    We traded our Vinylmations for the very first time at the pin store thats at DTD...I dont remember each and every one we got during our trading...but there were some great ones we kept and some ones that we saw over and over again...I do know one thing for sure we were hooked on trading!!

    I stopped along the way and took a picture of the Lego store...I was excited to see new Lego characters that were not there last time I visited

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    We ate at Pollo Campero and it was yummmmmy :goodvibes

    I of course forgot to take pictures of the food...I got fried chicken with tortilla chips as my side and Tim got chicken strips and I cannot for the life of me remember what he had for his side. They had tons of dipping sauces and a salsa bar (I LOVEEEEE to try different sauces its weird but Tim understands :rotfl:)

    After we ate our lunch we walked over to D Street to check out more Vinylmations!

    Cool big pumpkin at DTD

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    After checking out awesome D Street we took a bus back to POP! When we arrived back to our room our luggage was there! I was very excited...Disney magic was hitting me already we had a room ready when we arrived and our bags were quick!!

    I unpacked the signs my mom helped me make and hung them in our window

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    We started to get changed for MNSSHP and there was a knock at the door...

    Who could it be?


     
  18. amazingact21

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    Sounds like a great time at DTD. It only takes one trade to be hooked on Vinylmations, and D Street is a perfect spot.
    I love your window decorations, especially your Mickey head border.

    Can't wait to hear about MNSSHP.
     
  19. Leshaface

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    Hi Shannon!

    Am following you over from IheartDDuck and Stefy's TR's!

    Congratulations on the engagement! How exciting! :cloud9:
     
  20. Merida

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    Coming over from archdandy's PTR. I love engagement/disneymoon trip reports. Your signs are so cute!

    I didn't know they gave out flowers! Is that normal at Pop (never been there)? Or just a random thing?

    The Lego statues are probably my favorite thing about Downtown Disney.
     
  21. KatMark

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    I have no idea HOW I missed your first updates -- the ride on the ME bus. I have to tell you I was cracking up and rolling my eyes at the same time. I think the guy was full of himself and obviously had never been on the DIS to know all that we know.

    I love that your room was ready for you when you arrived and you were able to head over to DTD. How sweet they gave you a flower. :goodvibes
     

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