Who Invited My Mother In Law? A Moderately Deluxe TR All New X 3 & PTR Link 2/3 !!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by shan23877, May 7, 2012.

  1. disneygirl520

    disneygirl520 Adventure is out there!

    Jul 26, 2009
    Such a great TR! I will definitely be reading your next one. I will do my very best to comment and not be such a lurker.
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  3. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

    Jan 17, 2005
    So sad its over! I love the pic of the back of you and Maddie with the Castle in the background.

    So sorry you were sick...I've only had the ear pain once and it was brutal.

    Happy Birthday to Maddie!

    Jill in CO
  4. Fantasyland Mom

    Fantasyland Mom DIS Veteran

    Feb 8, 2010
    Emotional ending to a wonderful TR:goodvibes!

    But please, for Maddie's sake, try and see some characters next time, mmmmkay?;)

    Looking forward to your ptr and next tr, though I'm sad this one has ended!
  5. katt789

    katt789 DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    YAY!! I seriously get so excited every time I see that your TR has been updated! Heehee

    Awww, adorable hugs with Terrance!! I’m so glad that last princess meet went so amazingly, looks like an amazing group of them to meet on the last night of the trip!!

    Uggh my feelings, that’s a magical way to end a trip, this is why I always love ending the week in MK, there’s nothing better, I usually try to spend a few minutes just standing at the top of the train station to soak it all in before having to leave!

    That sucks that you were feeling so bad, but at least it kinda waited until the end of the trip to come? Haha, I wasn’t feeling great in Nov when I went down and flying certainly was a PAIN that trip, UGH, flying sick is just not fun.

    Hooooly you got a lot of characters in there!! I’m impressed, lines were not that nice during that week, I know that I definitely preferred the ride lines to the character lines that week!!

    Aww!! Thanks for sharing your story with us!! I really do enjoy your TRs and reading all about your families adventures down in Disney and all over the place, I’m glad we got the chance to officially meet down there, even if it was by chance and a short meet, but hey, Tanessa and I will never forget that “we won’t all fit in the bath tub to swim!” ahahah, so adorable! I’m popping over to the PTR now, and am suuuper excited for that TR, who knows, maybe I’ll be down in the world for an audition around that time (or if that pixie dust works hard enough, I’ll be hanging out with some very special ladies by that time!]
  6. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    What a sweet but sad moment with you and Maddie during MM&Y. It's always a hard thing to leave Disney!

    Can't wait to hear about your next adventures!! :goodvibes
  7. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    Okay, I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks at that picture of you and Maddie. Such a sweet picture.

    You sure saved a lot on your meals (although I could never do the DDP...way too much food for me).

    Can't wait for the next TR.
  8. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

    Jan 2, 2010
    I'm so sad that Maddie was crying, and she didn't want to leave. That's just how Kadence and I feel as well, and it sucks. How can we love a place so much!

    What a trip you guys had! And to top it off with your cold and your vertigo issues! UGH,
    Thanks for taking us along, and I'm heading right over to your PTR!
  9. merbobear

    merbobear DIS Veteran

    Feb 8, 2011
    Ohhhh the ear pain! My terrible cold that started at 'Ohana last year was compounded by incredible ear pain on our flight home a couple days later, and the cold also lasted a couple weeks into being back home. It was honestly just SO BAD. It HURT so much. I usually feel the slightest bit of pressure in my ears when I fly, but this was not pressure, it was intense pain. I'm sorry you had to experience it too!

    I'm so glad that I found your first TR and have followed along with this one as well, I love reading about your vacations. And AWWW at poor Maddie crying at her last Wishes of the trip :( But what a nice moment you shared with her.

    Also, WOW to your DxDP savings! That is so awesome. We saved over $300 last year for the 3 of us over the course of 8 nights on the regular DDP. It's my goal to someday vacation with the deluxe plan. I may slip into an everlasting food coma, but oh what a way to go!

    I thank you sincerely for sharing your vacation with all of us, and with that, I am off to subscribe to your ptr!
  10. marDgreen88

    marDgreen88 DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    BOOO last night. I absolutely LOVE that first picture of Cindrella and Maddie.

    I'm glad the end of your last night was so magical. The picture of yall is adorable.

    I'm so sorry that you were sick for so long after the trip. That makes not being at Disney anymore THAT much worse. :(

    I have loved this TR and I'll be over to your PTR right away!
  11. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2006
    Awwwwwww, it's over already? I agree with Kathy, the picture of you and Maddie is adorable! Love it!
  12. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yes... gluttony for the sake of a TR... we'll go with that one... :rolleyes1:rotfl2:

    Excellent final post. I understand Maddie's sadness. It is hard to leave the MK for the last time without having that "I don't wanna go" moment. I'm glad to see that you were finally able to do some rides before you left though. :rotfl2::lmao:


    I like the summary of the week. I don't think I could eat enough TS meals in a trip to make the DxDP work, but I'm glad you guys were able to fully take advantage of it and get your money's worth out of it. I'm definitely going to have to make a point to try a few of the restaurants on your favorites lists... primarily that Tusker House breakfast...

    I've got to say, that list of characters met is impressive. Even more impressive is the 8's and 9's next to some of the characters names.:eek: Even having read the TR, I didn't realize you met some of them that many times. I know I kind of pick on you for it, but as long as Maddie is happy, keep on meeting them. And I'm truly glad she enjoys it so much. :thumbsup2
  13. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

    Nov 10, 2008
    The end of the trip is always such a hard day. Looks like you spent the time well.

    Sorry the plane ride (and the next few days) weren't any fun. I always hate being "That Guy" in a public space, wondering what the other people are thinking!

    Now get on the ball and meet some characters next time! Thanks for taking us along on the trip!
  14. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    What a fantastic last night of y'alls trip! Sounds like y'all had a lot of silly fun...even though you weren't feeling well.

    You got me all teary-eyed talking about you & Maddie crying. That's really sweet.

    So sorry you felt so bad for so long! And especially the vertigo....YIKES!

    Thank you so much for sharing y'alls trip with us. I have truly enjoyed reading all about it and getting to know you!

    I'm going to check into your PTR soon!

    It's so exciting! I think I'm moving our December trip though. Reid told me today that he really wants to celebrate his 6th bday at Disney. Well, I know I can't save for a trip in March 2014 if we go Dec 2013. So, I'm thinking of moving our December trip to Mardi Gras 2014, which will be the 1st full week of March. And we can just celebrate his bday a couple of weeks early. And one of my best friends is going to be there with her family.
  15. Pixie*Pirate

    Pixie*Pirate It IS the happiest place on earth!

    Jun 9, 2009
    I just spent the last few days reading your report and I LOVED IT!! One of my favorites by far!! I don't usually read PTRs but I'm gonna follow you over! I so enjoyed the pics of Maddie and laughed so hard when she "molested" Mickey. That's not weird right?
    Well, I'm headed to your PTR now. Thanks for sharing!!:cool1:
  16. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

    Jul 9, 2011
    Thank you! That's one of her favorite dresses. I am so glad that I didn't get sick until the last day. What a bummer it would have been if I was sick the whole trip.

    Queen, you just made my day. Thanks so much for being a friend. :goodvibes

    The last day is always so hard. I can't help be sad the whole day, but like you I wish that I could concentrate on enjoying it rather than dreading it.

    Of course it is!

    Thanks so much Katt! I am so glad that we got to meet you and Tanessa for our first official DIS meet! Thanks for sticking with me!

    It was very bittersweet, and so hard to leave. It makes it much easier to know we'll be back. Now if only I can convince Bryan to buy DVC, we'll always know we're going back!
  17. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

    Jul 9, 2011
    Thanks Kathy!

    It was quite a rollercoaster of a trip, but in the end it was amazing.

    Thanks for joining in Carey!

    Thanks so much! See you there!

    It was magical, even if it made us cry. I love that Bry snapped that picture. It's perfect.

    That sickness was crazy!

    You're the best Marissa, thanks.

    Thanks Lisa! I appreciate you being a part of the TR!

    That's what it's all about after all right? It is a LOT of characters, but the meals helped pad the numbers for sure. She just loves meeting them, and knowing that we don't have long before she doesn't care about characters, we do it.

    Thanks for joining in the TR. I know you like to tease me, but don't worry-i'm a bit of a smart aleck myself so I'm not offended. :lmao:

    :rotfl: we'll do our best to meet some characters next time! The last day is rough, it's just never fun.

    I really felt sorry for those people sitting around me on the plane. They probably wanted to kill me.

    Thanks for joining in! I hope I'll see you on the next TR!

    That sounds fun! Will you be keeping CR TPV though? 'Cause I really hope you get to do that! It would be lots of fun to celebrate Reid's birthday at WDW though. I think it's awesome that you guys get 'Mardi Gras' break. That's something that I wouldn't even consider here in Illinois. Do the schools also have a traditional spring break too?

    Thanks so much for joining in! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the TR. I really enjoyed sharing the trip. I don't usually do PTRs much either, but I'm cookin' up ways to make this one fun!

    Not weird at all. It still makes me laugh. :thumbsup2
  18. CandleontheWater

    CandleontheWater Forever in love with Hathaway Browne

    Mar 5, 2007
    You visited Belle 9!!! times, I think that might be a record of some sort! :faint::rotfl:

    Thank you again for sharing your trip with us, it was so much fun to read and vicariously enjoy all those girly moments! Maddie is such a lovely little girl, and the thought of her tearing up during Wishes because she didn't want to leave brought tears to my eyes as well.

    I'm heading over to you PTR now!:)
  19. Mommy Poppins

    Mommy Poppins <font color=00CCCC>Admitted Disneyholic - No Cure

    Apr 27, 2000
    Great Trip Report!:)

    Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us! pixiedust:
  20. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    Hey Shan. Just a quick post to say I'm not ignoring you. I've been too busy to post much lately. Hopefully I'll get back here on the weekend.
  21. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    Ya hear that all the time don'tcha? "No Mommy! No! Don't make me go to Disneyworld! Not the Magic Kingdom! Anything but that!!!"

    too much?

    uh, huh. Stoic on the outside, but on the inside he was probably a bowl of jello.

    Naw. He doesn't look silly at all.



    Sad. A large group of disabled teenage cheerleaders. Wonderful though that even with their disabilities that they still get picked to be on the squads.


    Looks interesting. What's it do?

    Oh, I believe it. You wouldn't believe the amount of rides we skipped when we took the DDs when they were 4 & 8.

    Or maybe you would.

    Sorry to hear about you guys splitting up. Maybe a few more trips to Disney will help you get back together... Oh, no, wait. I forgot. Going to MK makes you heavy hearted.


    I have this visual now of you crowd surfing at MK.

    Geez! What are you trying to do to me??? I'm at work on a break, but there are other people around. I don't need to be seen with tears running down my face ya know.

    Warn a fella, would'ja?

    Seriously, that's a really sweet moment there.

    Which is exacerbated by a) getting up early... nothing worse when you're sick and b) leaving Disney.

    Doughnuts for breakfast? Don'tcha love vacations?

    Sorry to hear that you had such a miserable time afterwards (sick, ears, etc.) but glad to hear you're feeling better now.

    Thanks tons for the TR Shanoopie! :goodvibes

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