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

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Momof2Disneyboys, May 15, 2012.

  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: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2900982

    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 ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44900403&postcount=33
    BC Room & View ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44909295&postcount=57
    Epcot & Nemo ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44920683&postcount=81
    Epcot ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44920727&postcount=82

    Day 2 ~ Sunday April 29:
    Epcot ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44937183&postcount=103
    Epcot & Soarin ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44937210&postcount=104
    Kona Cafe & the Poly ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44954454&postcount=120
    Epcot: F&GF, Soarin & Living with the Land ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44977163&postcount=144
    Epcot: F&GF, Mexico, Gran Fiesta Tour, & Donald ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44977201&postcount=145
    Epcot: Maelstrom & World Showcase ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44986893&postcount=166
    Epcot: World Showcase ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44987052&postcount=168
    Beach Club Room & View ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45023270&postcount=182
    Storm-Along-Bay Pool ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45023350&postcount=183
    BC Room Issues & 'Guest Experience Services' Follow-Up ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45023622&postcount=184
    Walk to the Garden Grove (Swan) ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45041012&postcount=201
    Garden Grove Dinner ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45041078&postcount=202
    Garden Grove Dinner & DS13's Birthday Celebration ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45041111&postcount=203
    Swan, Dolphin & Boardwalk ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45061224&postcount=241
    Boardwalk & Beach Club ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45061246&postcount=242

    **December 2012 Trip Booked** http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45051711&postcount=227

    Day 3 ~ Monday April 30:
    Dolphin & Car Rental, We're Going to LegoLand! ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45079707&postcount=259
    Arrival at LegoLand ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45079769&postcount=260
    LegoLand: Entrance & Lego Kingdom ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45100382&postcount=293
    LegoLand: Lego Kingdom ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45100462&postcount=294
    LegoLand: Lego City ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45120739&postcount=311
    LegoLand: Pizza & Pasta Buffet Lunch ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45147030&postcount=330
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45157885&postcount=347
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45157904&postcount=348
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45157922&postcount=349
    LegoLand: MiniLand USA ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45157947&postcount=350
    Cypress Gardens ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45178281&postcount=376
    Cypress Gardens ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45178297&postcount=377
    Pirate's Cove Live Water Ski Show ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45191111&postcount=399
    LegoLand Shopping and Apple Fries ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45191226&postcount=400
    Celebration, Florida ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45213599&postcount=429
    Celebration, Florida ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45213701&postcount=430
    Celebration, Florida ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45213731&postcount=431
    Beaches & Cream Dinner ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45235292&postcount=457
    Swimming & IllumiNations ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45246571&postcount=468

    Day 4 ~ Tuesday May 1:
    Arrival at Disney's Hollywood Studios & Donald Duck ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45284025&postcount=493
    DHS: TSM, RNRC, & Star Tours ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45284128&postcount=494
    DHS: TSM, GMR, TOT, & Lunch ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45305622&postcount=506
    DHS: Streets of America ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45325052&postcount=526
    DHS: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45325079&postcount=527
    DHS: Star Tours & Shopping ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45350000&postcount=553
    Big River Grille Dinner ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45380511&postcount=591
    Boardwalk & Beach Club ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45380583&postcount=592

    Day 5 ~ Wednesday May 2:
    Beach Club Marketplace Lunch & Quiet Pool ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45421416&postcount=619
    Magic Kingdom: Main Street & POTC ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45447635&postcount=647
    Magic Kingdom: POTC & Haunted Mansion ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45447690&postcount=648
    Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland & IASW and Construction ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45472023&postcount=689
    Magic Kingdom: Barnstormer & Train Station and Construction ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45472130&postcount=690
    Magic Kingdom Character Meet & Greets ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45511106&postcount=706
    Tony's Town Square Dinner ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45511133&postcount=707
    Magic Kingdom: Parade & Buzzlightyear ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45535960&postcount=728
    Magic Kingdom: CoP, Space Mtn, TTA, Monsters Inc ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45536008&postcount=729
    Magic Kingdom: Castle Pics, Casey's, Aloha Isle, Aladdin, POTC ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45578894&postcount=750
    Wishes ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45578938&postcount=751

    Day 6 ~ Thursday May 3:
    Epcot: Rope Drop, UK, Canada, Soarin, Spaceship Earth ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45614667&postcount=774
    Epcot: Mission Space, Mexico, Gran Fiesta Tour ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45614751&postcount=775
    Epcot: Norway, Maelstrom, China, Germany, America, Liberty Inn Lunch ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45658127&postcount=819
    Epcot: F&GF Pics and Japan ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45681234&postcount=835
    Epcot: Morocco, France, Back to the BC ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45681264&postcount=836
    Anniversary Dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45702644&postcount=859
    YC Lobby, B&C Dessert, and Back to Epcot ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45732895&postcount=891
    IllumiNations ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45732923&postcount=893
    More Epcot and Back to the BC ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45732955&postcount=894

    Day 7 ~ Friday May 4:
    Downtown Disney: Pin Traders, Once Upon a Toy & World of Disney ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45754817&postcount=910
    Downtown Disney: T-Rex Lunch ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45754883&postcount=911
    Characters in Flight Hot Air Balloon ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45779013&postcount=945
    Characters in Flight Hot Air Balloon ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45779064&postcount=946
    DTD Shopping ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45806639&postcount=966
    DTD Shopping ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45806692&postcount=967
    BC SAB Pool, BW Pizza, Boardwalk, BC Beach ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45839983&postcount=994

    Day 8 ~ Saturday May 5:
    Magic Kingdom Opening Show ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45881953&postcount=1010
    MK: Philharmagic, Meet&Greet, Jungle Cruise, POTC, Casey's Corner ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45940060&postcount=1039
    MK: Pecos Bill, TTA, Castle Pics, Main Street ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45940110&postcount=1041
    Polynesian Resort & Dole Whips ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45973581&postcount=1078
    Polynesian Resort ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45973607&postcount=1079
    ESPN Club Dinner ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45995355&postcount=1096
    Boardwalk & Beach Club Quiet Pool ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46045274&postcount=1130

    Day 9 ~ Sunday May 6:
    Beach Club, ME Pick UP & Orlando Airport ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46080137&postcount=1195

    Souvenirs ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46126162&postcount=1236
    Final Thoughts ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46154108&postcount=1253
    Dining Wrap Up ~ http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46206292&postcount=1271

  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 Registered

    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 Is always in need to get herself and her children

    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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