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Ten Sleeps in Disney World!! - An Aug Trip Report *5/9 Departure Day & Final Thoughts

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Mickey_Mom, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Great update! AK is my second favorite park. :goodvibes

    We all get a kick out of that line of Stacy's on resort TV too...in fact, when we were riding it my dad had to go and repeat it when we got to that part. :rotfl:

    I remember seeing FOTLK on our first trip to AK and then we didn't see it for a long time. I have a newfound appreciation for that show...it's great isn't it?!
     
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  3. mirandag819

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    Great updates! You all got so much more done that day at AK then we did the same day.... I really wanted to see both shows and we didn't see either of them. I would have totally freaked out loosing 1 child, I can't imagine how you held it together when it happened a 2nd time.

    LOL! Glad you didn't have to bring 500 bunnies home.

    Yeah I don't know what happened with RFC, but I swear on that day they were taking the dining plan....we had Laundry's giftcards for our bill, but they were asking about Dining Plan and I heard numerous people tell them they were on the dining plan. Did they just do that for free dining or what?
     
  4. wendy3

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    Joining your fan club. What a great trip report so far!! Awaiting the next installment popcorn::
     
  5. ellajeansmom

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    Got a little behind but I'm caught up now!

    A fabulous MK day - lots of rides but at an easy pace :thumbsup2 Too bad about the missed meeting time with the boys :sad2: I paid an extra $40 to have my cell plan upgraded to US coverage while we were at WDW (DH's cell already has US coverage because he needs that for work). I think I only used it 3 or 4 times in the week but it was worth the $ just to know we could do that. Oh and great pics of the fireworks :goodvibes

    Glad that all ended well with the missing kids episodes at AK - our girls tend not to wander too far but those few seconds/minutes when you can't see them feel like an eternity. My parents had trouble with my youngest brother taking off - and he was fast. We once lost him at one of the big hospitals in Toronto...we'd been visiting someone and he jumped on the elevator and the doors closed before the rest of us could get on. Luckily we found him in the lobby but my mom was freaked out.:scared1:

    We loved both the Nemo and Lion King shows - they are really well done, glad you enjoyed them :) We missed both EE and Dinosaur but they sound so fun...next time!

    Can't wait to read about Epcot and Teppan Edo (another item on my next time list!).
     
  6. mickeysmyboy

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    OMG! Your story about losing Ariana on Alex's b-day made me cry! I lost DD once in Best Buy when she was 3 and was so freaked out!! It was one of the most awful times of life!

    Sounds like you had a great day in AK, aside from losing the kids!! Can't wait to read more!!!
     
  7. Lady Lallie

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    Oh my goodness! What a scary update! I'm glad everything worked out in the end. Phew!

    I kinda feel the same way about Animal Kingdom, I always seem to get really discouraged while I'm there for some reason. I'm hoping that when I go in January it will be cooler so I might be able to get more done. :laughing:
     
  8. Jennyfer

    Jennyfer Earning My Ears

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    Just caught up and I'm ready for more.

    You have an awesome family!
     
  9. cjackearl

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    Your family is just so sweet. I love Alex's camera tricks.:laughing: And Arianna's laughing pictures are just precious. We didn't make it to Finding Nemo, but it looks great. I'm so, so sorry the end of it included a missing Demetri. What a good boy to do what you instilled in him to do if he was lost. And then Arianna too! Oh, you poor mom. I had a missing child at Typhoon Lagoon our last trip (the story is in my PTR) and I just about lost my mind! I'm glad that all ended well.:grouphug: Great shots of FOTLK! We love the show as well and the movie was a huge, huge hit here also. I think we even have two copies of the Lion King game still.:laughing:Want one? Good job keeping those bunnies apart. Although baby towel bunnies would be so cute!:laughing:
     
  10. Angies1274

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    Wow!! Great updates!!!!:thumbsup2 But...oh my...How scary about Demetri and Ariana getting lost!!:scared1: I'm so glad that they were found and everything was fine.:hug:

    I understand your feelings about AK now that we've gone in August too.:rolleyes: It was so hard getting everything accomplished that we wanted to because it was just sooooo HOT!!!

    You got some really great pictures in FOTLK and Nemo!!! I didn't even attempt to get pictures during the show this time...not sure why??:confused3

    Loved EE and Dinosaur!!! So much fun!! That's one of the great things about bringing the parents along, we were actually able to go on rides we hadn't before because the boys were too scared.;)

    It looks like you had so much fun on Kali!!! I can't wait to hear what you thought about Teppan Edo.popcorn::
     
  11. Mickey_Mom

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    Oh I cannot wait for you to see this, you will love it! And your pictures will be just like mine!

    There may have been a small glitch before we got there!
     
  12. Mickey_Mom

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    She's still asking daily to go see the Lion King Musical in NY. George and I were joking this morning that one day she's just going to present us with a completed itinerary for a trip to NY. Transportation? check! Tickets? check! She'll have used my credit card and booked everything out for us! :lmao:

    Love it!

    Hmmmm, maybe they were just warning people ahead of time they're not thru the DDP. I'll try another booking next time. It was loud when we walked thru but it looks so much fun!

    :welcome: Thanks!
     
  13. Mickey_Mom

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    I love next time lists! :laughing:

    :hug: Ugh it's too easy to take things for granted isn't it? Everyone go hug your children and/or loved ones today! :goodvibes

    I can't wait to hear how it works out for you! Although the animals will still know its us when we go again. :rolleyes:

    :goodvibes Thanks! That's so nice of you!

    Awww :laughing: that would be cute!

    Kali = fun fun fun !
    Teppan Edo = ??? Soon!
     
  14. Mickey_Mom

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    Just a quickie update today and I'm hoping to get my next one done tomorrow. :rolleyes1

    Hmmmm, I thought I’d taken some pictures of our early swim and late dinner after our day at AK but I seemed to have actually set the camera down for the evening… what’s with that?! :rotfl: Must be because I don’t have a waterproof digital camera. ;)

    Our swim started out at the 50’s bowling pin pool and then after awhile, just for fun we went to the 60’s main Hippy Dippy pool to check it out. It was a bit tougher to keep my eye on both Ariana and Demetri at the same time but it wasn’t all that crowded and we checked out the fun flower spouts. I was struck by how polite everyone was at both pools. Sometimes you can get some pretty rowdy folks that don’t always take the people around them into consideration, but it was a great swim and a great end to the day. I can’t really remember what we all had for dinner at the Pop food court, but I know I had nachos and cheese….yum! I asked for extra cheese on my plate, and then I just went ahead and asked for a small container with more cheese to dunk the nachos into! :blush: Oh so yummy and it felt like such a shame that I couldn’t finish it. Then it was back to the rooms for a bit of TV and night-nights.

    I’ll finishing off our AK day by listing what the kids told me were their favorite and not-so-favorite things of the day.

    ALEX:
    :) Expedition Everest
    :upsidedow Standing on the buses

    ARIANA:
    :) Festival of the Lion King
    :upsidedow Nothing!

    DEMETRI:
    :) Kali River Rapids two times! and the towel bunny!
    :upsidedow "I couldn't go on Expedition Everest." :sad1:
     
  15. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 ...and the greatest of these is Love

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    Tracy, I can't believe I've missed your report... and I remember following your PTR, too!

    Somebody throw something at me... :duck:

    I was absent from the boards a lot in August... I'm going back to start over... be back soon!


    Kathy
     
  16. jenjolt

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    Thanks for the quick ending to your day!! I'm glad you guys were able to really enjoy some pool time, that is fantastic!! Hmmm...nachos sound really really good right now!!!!
     
  17. Mickey_Mom

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    Hey Kathy! :welcome:

    You have 7 days!! Another trip report to follow! :yay: (Not that I'm rushing you back or anything!)
     
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    Sounds like a great end to your day! Those nachos sound soooo yummy! I'm thinking the nachos in Mexico will have to be my lunch next month on our Epcot day, along with a margarita! YUMMY!!

    I'm glad you had a nice swim! I've heard that the main pools at Pop etc can get pretty rowdy and sometimes unenjoyable because of that! That's no fun on vacation!!!!

    Can't wait to read more!
     
  19. Angies1274

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    I didn't take any pictures of the pool this time---no waterproof camera here, either.:laughing: We only did the Hippy Dippy Pool because it was so close to our room. It was so funny, because the water was so warm, and hardly refreshing but the flower spouts were great. I think we spent most of our time under them.:rotfl:

    Nachos--yum!! I agree with Alex!! EE is so much fun!!!!;) That's too bad Demetri couldn't ride.:sad2:
     
  20. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 ...and the greatest of these is Love

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    Ah... all caught up! I feel so much better now! ;)

    *What a lovely mother-daughter breakfast with Cindy... and that picture! :cloud9:

    *You got to do so much inthe MK that day, despite the time lost waiting for the boys.

    *So glad Demitri knew what to do when he got separated from Alex! :thumbsup2 And then to have Adriana wander off...Your poor heart!

    *That picture after your last Kali ride looks like its a shot of a family of wet cats! :laughing: Oh well, it was refreshing, right?!

    Looking forward to more...

    Kathy
     
  21. cjackearl

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    A swim at the end of a Disney day is the perfect nightcap. Except of course for an actual nightcap. And if said nightcap is at the pool where you're swimming? PERFECT!
     

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