Trip #8; But Was It Great? A WDW MAYcation with a side of LegoLand & Celebration, FL!

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  1. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Hello and welcome to my TR!

    Most of you already know me so I will skip the big long intros. But for those of you who don't know me: My name is Shelly and we are a family of 4 from PA, near Pittsburgh. Today is DH & my 14th anniversary! :lovestruc We have 2 boys 10 ½ and 13. We started going to WDW in 2005 when the boys were 4 & 6 and we have since then taken 8 trips! We just love it and can't get enough! I wish I could say that each and every trip was perfect, but that's just not the case. Some have been wonderful and some have just been okay. Unfortunately the trip we just returned from falls into the 'okay' category. For several reasons: late flight down on arrival day, big crowds on some days, extremely HOT, DS & I getting sick, and lots of issues at our resort. BUT, we did still manage to have a ton of fun and had lots of great meals. And you know I took pictures of it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly. So lots to come!! ::yes::

    Here is the link to my PTR:

    Like I said, this was our 8th trip to Walt Disney World. We were there April 28 – May 6. We stayed at the Beach Club for the very first time.

    I will be sharing about our resort experience, fun in the parks, many dining experiences, a new experience for us at DTD, and about our very first off-site side trip!

    DS13 just turned 13 three weeks before our trip, so since the trip fell right between that and our anniversary we celebrated them both at WDW! :cool1:

    I look forward to sharing our WDW journey with all of my DIS friends and hope to make some new friends along the way too. I hope you all enjoy!


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  3. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Day1 ~ Saturday April 28:
    Flight, Arrival & Checking In ~
    BC Room & View ~
    Epcot & Nemo ~
    Epcot ~

    Day 2 ~ Sunday April 29:
    Epcot ~
    Epcot & Soarin ~
    Kona Cafe & the Poly ~
    Epcot: F&GF, Soarin & Living with the Land ~
    Epcot: F&GF, Mexico, Gran Fiesta Tour, & Donald ~
    Epcot: Maelstrom & World Showcase ~
    Epcot: World Showcase ~
    Beach Club Room & View ~
    Storm-Along-Bay Pool ~
    BC Room Issues & 'Guest Experience Services' Follow-Up ~
    Walk to the Garden Grove (Swan) ~
    Garden Grove Dinner ~
    Garden Grove Dinner & DS13's Birthday Celebration ~
    Swan, Dolphin & Boardwalk ~
    Boardwalk & Beach Club ~

    **December 2012 Trip Booked**

    Day 3 ~ Monday April 30:
    Dolphin & Car Rental, We're Going to LegoLand! ~
    Arrival at LegoLand ~
    LegoLand: Entrance & Lego Kingdom ~
    LegoLand: Lego Kingdom ~
    LegoLand: Lego City ~
    LegoLand: Pizza & Pasta Buffet Lunch ~
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~
    Cypress Gardens ~
    Cypress Gardens ~
    Pirate's Cove Live Water Ski Show ~
    LegoLand Shopping and Apple Fries ~
    Celebration, Florida ~
    Celebration, Florida ~
    Celebration, Florida ~
    Beaches & Cream Dinner ~
    Swimming & IllumiNations ~

    Day 4 ~ Tuesday May 1:
    Arrival at Disney's Hollywood Studios & Donald Duck ~
    DHS: TSM, RNRC, & Star Tours ~
    DHS: TSM, GMR, TOT, & Lunch ~
    DHS: Streets of America ~
    DHS: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular ~
    DHS: Star Tours & Shopping ~
    Big River Grille Dinner ~
    Boardwalk & Beach Club ~

    Day 5 ~ Wednesday May 2:
    Beach Club Marketplace Lunch & Quiet Pool ~
    Magic Kingdom: Main Street & POTC ~
    Magic Kingdom: POTC & Haunted Mansion ~
    Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland & IASW and Construction ~
    Magic Kingdom: Barnstormer & Train Station and Construction ~
    Magic Kingdom Character Meet & Greets ~
    Tony's Town Square Dinner ~
    Magic Kingdom: Parade & Buzzlightyear ~
    Magic Kingdom: CoP, Space Mtn, TTA, Monsters Inc ~
    Magic Kingdom: Castle Pics, Casey's, Aloha Isle, Aladdin, POTC ~
    Wishes ~

    Day 6 ~ Thursday May 3:
    Epcot: Rope Drop, UK, Canada, Soarin, Spaceship Earth ~
    Epcot: Mission Space, Mexico, Gran Fiesta Tour ~
    Epcot: Norway, Maelstrom, China, Germany, America, Liberty Inn Lunch ~
    Epcot: F&GF Pics and Japan ~
    Epcot: Morocco, France, Back to the BC ~
    Anniversary Dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse ~
    YC Lobby, B&C Dessert, and Back to Epcot ~
    IllumiNations ~
    More Epcot and Back to the BC ~

    Day 7 ~ Friday May 4:
    Downtown Disney: Pin Traders, Once Upon a Toy & World of Disney ~
    Downtown Disney: T-Rex Lunch ~
    Characters in Flight Hot Air Balloon ~
    Characters in Flight Hot Air Balloon ~
    DTD Shopping ~
    DTD Shopping ~
    BC SAB Pool, BW Pizza, Boardwalk, BC Beach ~

    Day 8 ~ Saturday May 5:
    Magic Kingdom Opening Show ~
    MK: Philharmagic, Meet&Greet, Jungle Cruise, POTC, Casey's Corner ~
    MK: Pecos Bill, TTA, Castle Pics, Main Street ~
    Polynesian Resort & Dole Whips ~
    Polynesian Resort ~
    ESPN Club Dinner ~
    Boardwalk & Beach Club Quiet Pool ~

    Day 9 ~ Sunday May 6:
    Beach Club, ME Pick UP & Orlando Airport ~

    Souvenirs ~
    Final Thoughts ~
    Dining Wrap Up ~

  4. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2006
    Joining in for the fun!
  5. EastYorkDisneyFan

    EastYorkDisneyFan DIS Veteran

    Sep 14, 2006
    I'm joining on the fun too.
  6. Mndisneygirl

    Mndisneygirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 15, 2008
    I wouldn't miss this one!! I'm here!!popcorn::

    And Happy Anniversary!!! (we just had our 15th on Thursday!)
  7. Lil'Mermaid75

    Lil'Mermaid75 DIS Veteran

    Sep 27, 2007
    Yeah!! Ready for another Shelly TR!!!

  8. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    :welcome: Lisa! You are first!!

    Welcome, hope you enjoy! :goodvibes

    Glad you are here Sheree! :)

    Thanks and Happy Anniversary to you too! :love:

    Welcome!! :cool1: Glad you're here and thank you! :goodvibes
  9. justakrazymom

    justakrazymom DIS Veteran

    Jun 28, 2006
  10. T*Bird

    T*Bird DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2010
    Well, I made the first page! :banana: That's not usually the case for me. But I'd better not write too much, or I may be bumped down. :eek:

    I can't wait to hear all about your trip. I trust it gets better after the resort problems. From the sound of things, you had some good dining experiences. That's always nice! I'm disappointed that the overall trip was just OK. I had predicted it would be at the top of your trip list. But come to think of it, I am usually wrong on any predictions. :rolleyes: So next time, if I tell you your trip will suck, you are in for a fabulous time. :laughing:

    That is a great family photo at DHS! :thumbsup2 One of your best yet!

  11. Moodyzblu

    Moodyzblu DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    I'm in !! Been looking forward to this one. :banana:
  12. JayhawkFans

    JayhawkFans Mouseketeer

    Aug 25, 2010
    Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to reading your trip report.
  13. RinkyTinkyTinky

    RinkyTinkyTinky DIS Veteran

    Jun 17, 2008
  14. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Welcome! :)

    YAY you made the first page!! :cool1:

    The trip does get better. It just never really got off to a great start and then all the resort issues just made for it being 'just okay'. Nothing terrible, just not our best trip ever by any means. So yes, maybe you should tell me our next trip will suck! :rotfl:

    I was so glad to find that family pic when I was going through all the pics when we got home. I knew throughout the trip I kept thinking that we weren't getting many pics of all of us together.

    Thank you! :goodvibes

    Welcome, so glad you're here!! :yay:

    Thank you! :goodvibes Hope you enjoy!

    Welcome Rinky!! :cool1:
  15. Lovemy3babes

    Lovemy3babes DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2006
    Oh yeah, I'm in Shelly! :cool1:

    Lots of May anniversaries! Our 13th was last Tuesday. :lovestruc
  16. lala3291

    lala3291 DIS Veteran

    Jun 22, 2007
    I'm here!! Now off to read the beginning! Looking forward to the TR!
  17. CleKait

    CleKait Disney World is my happy place.

    Oct 7, 2007
    Hi Shelly! I'm in and excited to hear about your trip. :)
  18. monica23535

    monica23535 DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 2009
    Hi Shelly, count me in too :goodvibes
  19. JoBird

    JoBird <font color=7570ff>Proud Charter Member of the Tag

    Aug 26, 2005
    I should have KNOWN you'd start it when I'm shopping.


    Okay wait... when am I not shopping, again?????


    SO glad you started it! And hey look----- woo the freak hoo, I made page two!!


    great picture of you all, and Happy Anniversary to you both! :hug:

    Tell "HIM" I said to take you somewhere good for supper. Something that isn't fondue b/c he might be like Mark and get the name wrong.

  20. lovegrumpy

    lovegrumpy DIS Veteran

    Mar 6, 2007
    jumping on board
  21. Momof2Disneyboys

    Momof2Disneyboys DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Glad you're here Kelli! :)

    Happy Anniversary to you! :lovestruc

    Welcome, glad you're here Lauren! :goodvibes Hope you enjoy!

    Hey Kait :wave: Long time no "see"!!

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