Week at Walt Disney World? More Like Weekend at Bernie's: A July '12 TR COMPLETE 5/23

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  1. MarieTheCat24

    MarieTheCat24 DIS Veteran

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    Hello, DISers, and WELCOME to the happiest, coolest (thank you, Stacey) trip report on Earth!

    I'm so glad you've decided to join me for this, as it's gonna be a fun one. We had an amazing trip with below-average crowds, great weather, and lots of delicious foods. I have many stories to share and I can't wait to get started!

    First of all, for those of you who don't know, I'm Kara. I'm 22 and I've been Disney obsessed for as long as I can remember. And I'm one of those weirdos who has vivid memories from fairly early on in life, so I've been a Disney fan for a long time. Trust me. ;) This is my third trip report here on the DIS. The first two are linked in my signature just in case you wanna catch up. Or re-read them. Because, let's be real, they were both works of art.

    Other things you should know about me:
    ~ I am addicted to Mickey Rice Krispy Treats. They are the food of the gods. Y'all can have your Dole Whips and your Mickey Premium Bars, I'm sticking with the good stuff. Literally. Get it? Because Rice Krispy Treats are sticky. ...I also enjoy lame jokes.
    ~ I firmly believe that it's not an official trip to WDW until you've watched 543209343 loops of Stacey and her Must-Dos.
    ~ Hercules is my favorite Disney movie and I hate how underused it is in the parks. Including Go the Distance in Wishes is not enough, people! I am not satisfied.
    ~ Dr. Seeker (from Dinosaur) and I have some serious beef. That guy is a jerk.
    ~ I share a birthday with Maelstrom which is super fitting because I am also a family-friendly Viking adventure.

    Oh, and here's a picture of me chillin' in Eeyore's house (kindly ignore the gum in my mouth).
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    As usual, I was accompanied on this trip by my wonderful family: My mom, my dad, and my 20 year-old sister, Katie.
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    I am so thankful that, even though Katie and I are grown, we still take our annual family vacation to WDW. With everything going on in our lives, being able to spend time together as a foursome is so special. [Sidenote: If any of you have an unruly young adult in your traveling party who thinks family vacations are lame and for babies, I will gladly fill in. Just lemme know the dates. I am a sucker for a good family vacay, even if it's not with my own.]

    I don't really want to give too much away trip details wise, but you can know that we spent 7 nights at Port Orleans French Quarter. It was our first stay at POFQ and we enjoyed it very much.

    Here are a few POFQ teasers just to tide you over:
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    Well, that's all for the introduction, folks. As for an explanation of the title? For that, youll just have to stay tuned. :upsidedow
     
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  3. MarieTheCat24

    MarieTheCat24 DIS Veteran

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    I'm in! I love your writing style!

    I need some TR to keep me busy during these long dog days of summer.
     
  5. jecskc

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    I'm in !!! You always make smile or laugh !! Can't wait to read !!!
     
  6. flounderfan12

    flounderfan12 Earning My Ears

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    yay kara im here!!! even though i followed along on twitter im so excited to read the trip report and im so so so happy this trip was better then last years and i love the pictures of pofq my favorite resort (ive never stayed at the poly or else that would probably be my fav cause its my dream resort) anyway cant wait to read the rest!!
     
  7. Disneyfreak508

    Disneyfreak508 Frumpy Princess ♥ <br><a href="http://www.disboard

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    YAYAYAYAY I saw your tweet and I was over here in 2.8 seconds. Did you know that's how fast Rock N Roller coaster goes from 0 to 60? Because it is. Stacey told me. :upsidedow

    This is why we're friends. I find jokes like this HILARIOUS for some reason, and everyone always makes fun of me. I am just so easily amused. :rotfl:

    YOU HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY AS THE MAELSTROM. Envy. So much envy.

    I'm glad you loved POFQ! I told you that you would! :yay:

    I CAN'T WAIT FOR UPDATES OMG YAY!!!!!!!
     
  8. onelilspark

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    Joining in!

    I also love Hercules..I mean Hunk-ules. When we moved, I got rid of all my CDs, but of course before I did, I moved them into my iTunes. Somehow my Hercules soundtrack (which is right up there with Princess & the Frog for my favorite Disney soundtrack) was downloaded with Spanish titles for the names of the songs. I think it's Spanish anyway. It makes it fun to try to find the song I want when I'm in the car, that's for sure.
     
  9. sstewart

    sstewart Earning My Ears

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    Saw your tweet and got on over here! Can't wait for you to start! :)
     
  10. flyergrad09

    flyergrad09 Future Monorail Driver

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    Yay! I can't wait to read it!

    Fun story: This summer as I was walking across the Brooklyn Bridge on my family vacation, "Go The Distance" randomly started playing on my ipod. How fitting is that?!?
     
  11. marDgreen88

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    ME ME ME ME ME. I'm here! GOOD LORD I'M EXCITED.

    HAHAHAH your rice krispy joke. One of a kind, I tell ya. I don't understand people who don't like corny (krispy? no... doesn't work) jokes. Like, why not? Whatever.

    This will probably sound like a crock of doodoo but it seriously makes me SO happy that yall had a great trip, and I cannot wait to hear about it! :banana: (I always kinda wish that guy wasn't a banana.)
     
  12. Tara2004

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    I wanna see what you all got up to :):surf web: You sound as crazy as meeee.:lmao:
     
  13. PlutosRHM55

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    I'm in and ready for another cheese-gasmic and extremely punny TR :-) I totally agree about Hercules not getting enough recognition in the parks. It's not exactly my favorite Disney movie, but it is pretty awesome and it is my firm belief that Roger Bart (the singer for Herc) and I need to have a sing-off of "Go The Distance" because I'm sure I will wipe the floor with him... maybe... :teeth:

    Excited to hear all about the trip! :mickeyjum
     
  14. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    Oh. My. GOD. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    Not only has the fabulous Kara started a new TR...she talks about Weekend at Bernie's in the title. Um, that is only one of the best movies ever made. In fact, it is a tradition of mine to watch both Weekend at Bernies movies before I go to Disney. I did not do this the last time I went due to me being too obsessed with Tangled and having to watch that like 47 times before we left. I gotta tell ya, I miss Weekend at Bernies. I have both DVDs (OBVIOUSLY) and I think I will have to cancel my plans pop them in. Andrew McCarthy here I come!!!!!!!!!

    jhdflajkhflaiushalskjd.

    I love your love for your family trips!

    I'm glad to hear POFQ was so awesome. I've had such a desire to stay there in the last year. It just looks like the perfect mix of Disney fun and relaxing Disney beautifulness. If you know what I mean.

    Can't wait to hear about all your adventures!
     
  15. Nermel9

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    I'm here! Can't wait to read about your trip!! :)
     
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    Ooh! Glad I saw your signature- can't wait for the first update!
     
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    Hey girl!! I'm so excited for another TR of yours!!

    I am so happy to finally be going back soon! :banana:
     
  18. LifeIsDis

    LifeIsDis "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    Joining in on another of your awesome TRs!

    Can't wait for more!
     
  19. MarieTheCat24

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    WELCOME! Thanks for joining in!
    Thanks for coming along! That's so sweet of you to say.
    YAY! And don't worry, I left a lot of the juicy trip details off twitter so I wouldn't spoil everything. ;)

    I hope you get to stay at the Polynesian someday. It is truly amazing.
    Stacey is just like a super energetic encyclopedia of Disney-related information. That's why she's my queen. :worship: I've been doing here little "May the Mouse be with you" thing ever since I got home.

    I don't understand people who don't like lame jokes. My mother and I were crying from laughing so hard at the movies at Sci-Fi and everyone else in the restaurant was just calmly eating their burgers. Like, what? They're playing the "one eyed, one horned flying purple people eater" song. Why are you not laughing your pants off?
    That's amazing. :laughing: Hercules does have an amazing soundtrack. "Zero to Hero" is one of the most played songs on my itunes.
     
  20. MarieTheCat24

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    Yay! Thanks for coming over! :goodvibes
    That is SO fitting. I probably would've started to cry. :rotfl:
    Agreed. People who don't appreciate a good corny joke are lame.

    Thanks, Marissa! That's so sweet.

    PS: YOUR TRIP IS SO SOON!!!
    Thanks for joining in! I promise I'm not too crazy. ;)
    Welcome! I'm sure you would totally wipe the floor with him. No contest. ;)
     
  21. MarieTheCat24

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    I haven't seen Weekend at Bernie's in FOREVER. But, like, after the event that I'm referencing in the title happened, I'm dying to. Such a flawless film. I've never actually seen the sequel, so I'll have to make it a double feature.

    That's an excellent description of POFQ. It's not overly Disney, but it's just Disney enough. Plus, most of the pathways are super shady which is awesome in the summer. No need to put sunscreen on just to go fill up my mug. ;)
    YAY! Thanks for joining in! :goodvibes
    Thanks! And that reminds me, I should probably go put a link to this TR in my last one.
    Tinkgurl! I'm so excited for you to go back! You guys are going to have the most amazing time. :goodvibes
    YAY! Thanks for coming along! :)
     

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