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Surprised the kids, wife, and my readers w/ a 2 week trip to AoA!(*NEW* 11-7)

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by FauntleroyFAN07, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    Jan 5, 2009
    Still not asleep?

    What a great tour but I especially loved the trivia sign shots from Cars. What fun trivia on the license plates, I love those little details!

    Wonderful pics, I want to stay there if only for a night some day. I really really do!!!
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  3. scottny

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

    Mar 31, 2007
    I would love to ride the Speedway but it smells from the diesel or whatever they use. Yuck! Maybe in December I will.
    LOL. She looked like she was waving to all her fans on Dumbo. Cute pic.
    Too bad you missed the characters. They are fun there.
    Sad he wanted to leave but not feeling good at Disney is no fun. Hope he is better quickly.
    Okay the boat towel is cute.
    Great pics of AofA.
  4. cruella23

    cruella23 Earning My Ears

    Aug 9, 2010
    When we rode it earlier this year, it was especially bad. One of the CM's passed out right in the middle of the loading area. Between the heat and the smell it would be a hard spot to work. They cleared the ride and the queue and gave us fast passes. We were walking out and a lady started yelling at the CM who was handing out the passes that she only got 3 and there were 4 people in her group. I felt bad for the CM, who was obviously concerned about the girl who passed out, but she handled it well.

    MAGICFOR2 DIS Veteran

    Nov 29, 2005
    Great update! Thanks for the tour. I love the fun Cars signs! I wonder if they will add Planes details after the movie comes out? Looks like the food court has a lot of variety. Did your little princess ever fall asleep?
  6. ChefDisneyLu

    ChefDisneyLu Mouseketeer

    Jun 30, 2009
    I have been reading your TR all day and I would normally only comment when I am done reading to tell you thank your for sharing etc. but I have to tell you that the tree in Daley Plaza always comes from the Chicago Land area and last year (2012) It came from Palos Heights, IL...4 block away from my house!

    Well now that I am bragging I will take the time to say thank you for sharing! I am loving your pictures and your family is adorable. I remember when my DS was meeting all of the characters and it brings a tear to my eyes.

  7. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    Poor Parker...sorry he wasn't feeling well. It's always tough when the kids are sick, especially on vacation. :(

    Love the tour of the resort; and I have to say that Noelle just has that little gleam in her eye that says "I'm not taking a nap!"
  8. marvali

    marvali DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2007
    What a great picture and a super idea! :thumbsup2

    What happened to poor Mickey's eyes??? :confused3 So glad that CM was there to lead him around!!! ::yes::

    The cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite things in the parks!!! :banana: I hope they don't go away with the new upgrade, because Starbucks would be a pathetic substitute! :faint:

    I'm thinking that looks more like a look you get quite often........ :rotfl2:

    Parker does look quite excited, but I would have been worried all those gas fumes would be a little much for the poor guy with his upset stomach......... :confused3

    Yes, those are pretty cool!!! :cool1:

    Love the theming putting the FP machines "under the big top!"

    Poor Parker......I hate he wasn't feeling well!!! Looks like you came up with a great plan, and got a lot of super pics!!! Too bad you couldn't get item 2. on the list accomplished though. Looks like Noelle was sooooo close!!! :goodvibes

    And nice job on all the HMs!!!

    And while I am here, I wanted to take the opportunity to say.............

    Happy Birthday Candi!!!!!!!
    :cake: :bday: party:
  9. Trentmom

    Trentmom <font color=red>A Christmas"y" tag for a Christmas

    Jan 21, 2007
    Since you asked, I got a cherry Slushie, cotton candy and chocoalte covered pretzel rod with.

    Trent got a pretzel and soda.

    Steve got cotton candy and chocolate covered apple with M and Ms on it I think

    all was so good!!!
  10. Trentmom

    Trentmom <font color=red>A Christmas"y" tag for a Christmas

    Jan 21, 2007
    Thanks for the AOA photo tour

    So cool reading all those signs

    Last year, we briefly stopped there to check it out, but was so sunny Trent didn't want to leave their arcade:rotfl:

    SO I left him with Steve and took my own tour, but not as thorough as yours

    Noelle looked so tired by end...I can't believe she didn't crash
  11. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

    Jan 6, 2008
    party: :bday: party: CANDI

    Hope you are having a wonderful time!!!!

    Poor Parker - He tried to keep going but just needed to zonk out. I am hoping he got the needed rest and was better after a cool room and nap.

    Noelle looked like she was going to give it up a few times but she hung in there not to miss anything. :lmao:

    The picture of McQueen, in front of Carsland is exactly how Carsland in DL looks. All the details of the are, the signs, building etc. a slightly different version of what is in DL. Really impressive.
  12. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

    Nov 10, 2008
    All caught up! Cool photos of AoA. Sorry Parker wasn't feeling well, but it seems like that didn't last too long. Love the picture by the front wall idea, too. :thumbsup2
  13. FairyGodmotherJen

    FairyGodmotherJen DIS Veteran

    Mar 17, 2007
    Fantastic pics of the resort! Makes me even more bummed that there's no room at AoA for our bday trip in December. However, the Disney Parks blog posted that Pop has a new menu in the food courts, and it looks good, so at least there's something exciting to try. Plus it's new to us, so that makes a big difference.

    Love the fact that Noelle hung on for the entire walk! :rotfl: People never understood me when I'd say that my kids didn't fall asleep in the stroller (unless they were absolutely zonked). I kept telling them that mine were convinced they would miss something if they fell asleep! Looks like Noelle is thinking the same thing!
  14. ddstratton

    ddstratton DIS Veteran

    Jan 29, 2007
    I was so very far behind... Was away from the DIS for a while, but I'm back and all caught up. Love your pictures of the resorts and parks, and your kids are just cuties!
  15. Dizfan4life

    Dizfan4life DIS Veteran

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ya, maybe I shouldn't say "out loud" that I am a Lion's fan! We'll just stick with Tigers and Red Wings! Enjoy your camping trip in Michigan! We've been camping the past three weekends and it is a lot of work getting the trailer ready..... packing and unpacking and then packing and unpacking! Whenever you get the chance to PM me that would be awesome but I know how busy summer is so no hurry :)!
  16. scottny

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

    Mar 31, 2007
    that is sad on all levels. First for Disney having cm's work like that and then for bad manners from the guests.

    I know it is a classic ride but they should try to make it a little more green friendly.
  17. DSNY4ever

    DSNY4ever <font color=darkorchid>I am going to keep hunting

    Jan 28, 2008
    Phew, I am all caught up!

    That stinks about Parker not feeling good. I am trying not to worry, but I am always paranoid about getting sick on our trips because it always seems to happen, and now with DS I worry even more (with sticking fingers in his mouth etc!:eek:).

    Your trip sounds so nice so far! I can't believe that your wife is wearing those little flip flops in all your pictures- my feet would be killing me!

    I love the little details at AoA like the water drawings- can't wait to see stuff like that :yay:
  18. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2007
    A 4 day belated

  19. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

    Jul 6, 2007
    wow its been a while since an update, but we have been very busy.

    after the 4th, i was off for most of the next week we went to michigan camping for candis birthday.

    then were home for 3 days then off again camping in south indiana this week...but at least we are home now for a week before we leave again:thumbsup2

    and in other news we have booked our next disney trip, but i will save that info for the end of this report.:)

    thanks rosie, im planning on getting the hidden mickey book for our next trip i think parker would love to do that...and me of course.

    thanks, i enjoyed our afternoon walking around relaxing and taking it in.

    thanks glenn glad you liked them it is a fun resort to tour

    you guys will really enjoy it...it was the first time i have seen it that extensive i have seen really small ones in MK before

    she is my little trooper, she wanted to hang in there to see what we were going to get into next.

    i was suprised she didnt knock out either

    it is a fun resort to see for sure im sure you would really enjoy it.

    i have never really smelled the exhaust there, maybe i just dont pay attention

    we plan to hit them up big time next trip as noelle will be a great age to go up to them all with parker.

    ohh wow that is terrible, didnt realize it is that bad there.

    not sure, im thinking that since the resort is so popular that they will end up doing another themed one somewhere on property...parker is pumped for that new planes movie.

    :welcome: thanks for reading along, that is really cool it came from your neck of the woods that was basically a stones throw away...no problem that is really cool to know thanks for sharing.

    those are reasons we keep going back to see them enjoy the world so much.:thumbsup2 well that and mom and dad really like it as well.
  20. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    Good to see you back. I'd been wondering who was missing on my TR and PTR...and it was you!
  21. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

    Jul 6, 2007
    even though she really really wanted too, she wouldnt...she stuck it out like a champ.

    thanks marv, now i just need to remember ever trip that is what i planned to do.
    ohh i thinki got that look 3 times today so far.
    one was after i told her about your text this morning:lmao:

    i didnt even think about the fumes on that ride, i have never really paid attention to them before.

    i knew you would appreciate the hidden mickeys, now you need to get a trip in so you can see them in person.

    thanks for the birthday wish

    mm a slushie sounds good right now in this heat.

    but then so does the pretzel
    its been ages since i have a covered apple that does sound good though.

    too bad he didnt want to look around but that is a fun arcade, i can see why he liked it.

    thanks pat we had a blast camping good getaway

    yep noelle was a trooper she did really good.

    i cant wait to see carsland sometime, your pics of it do look awesome.

    thanks, glad you enjoyed them.

    i have tried to do that pic by the totem pole in WL as well, but i think i missed one year for it.

    hope POP kept there burritos those things were really good.

    even though it was booked i hope you guys can find time to walk over and check it out.

    usually she will sleep every where, but that day for some reason she held out and made it without but you will see the next chapter caught up to her.

    welcome back, glad to see you around.

    can i use the excuse that i was waiting for you to catch up before i continued on?:rolleyes1:)

    its okay sometimes i let it slip im a cubs fan.:headache: so i know how you feel.

    glad you are getting out camping, where in the state do you normally go? we were in mackinaw about 4 weeks ago, and south haven last week

    did i ever PM you the necklace? i forget now.

    yep she wore them each park day, she had said they were more comfy than tennis shoes

    the details of that resort are amazing something we really enjoyed finding each day.

    thanks rosie:)

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