Yes, I AM the Upgrade Queen! 8/1 MK Parade

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by karajeboo, May 7, 2009.

  1. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

    Mar 25, 2007
    It's true..... If you've read my previous reports you know that I have a lucky streak, and it's happened again!

    Just got back from another weekend in the World! We live in Jacksonville, just 2 1/2 hrs from WDW and we make the most of it.

    This time, I didn't even need to drag my DH kicking and screaming. In fact, HE wanted to leave earlier than we actually did! Someone fess up - who's pumping the pixie dust into his office???

    He was excited to check out our latest resort - Animal Kingdom Lodge. We try to stay at a different resort each trip, and this one was a bit intriguing for us. And because of that, this trip was done totally different than others.

    Here we are.


    Me. Kara. 42. Being advised to enroll in a Disney 12-step program.

    DH. Jeff. 39. Never lets me forget he's younger. Loves Disney when we're there, but outta sight, outta mind. So I make it a point to get him there for a weekend about every other month.

    DD. Ally. 8. Going on 18. Loves Disney like her mama. Also knows she is spoiled rotten at WDW so she never turns down a trip.

    Jeff fears that we will get "bored" if we go to WDW too often. Well, he also FEARS Dinosaur, but that's in my LAST Trip Report. Anywho....

    Somehow, each time we "do" Disney, we do it right. And we don't overdo it or redo it. It's always different. Somehow, the magic remains trip after trip. And this trip we were lucky enough to experience a new resort, and new experiences on old attractions. Stick with me and I'll do my best to take you on a humorous trip with my family. Our trips are anything but dull...... especially when you're with "that guy" from Monsters Inc. :rolleyes1 Oh, did I give away too much? ;)

    Up next, the incredible AKL and the first major upgrade!
  2. *Emily*

    *Emily* Mouseketeer

    May 16, 2007
    Sounds great, I can't wait to read more!
  3. pixidustmom

    pixidustmom Dreaming of the World

    Mar 10, 2008
    Yay, I am glad I got to jump in early. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
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  5. Jeanine3kids

    Jeanine3kids Mouseketeer

    Feb 21, 2007
    Sounds Great
  6. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

    Nov 14, 2007
    Already I've LOL'd 10 times!!! From just one post!!! You ARE the queen of upgrades- but you are also the Queen of Funny!:worship::rotfl2: Post some pictures already!!!!!!!!! I need to get psyched!!!!!!popcorn::
  7. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

    Mar 25, 2007
    Stay tuned and buckle up!

    Early? You almost beat ME here!

    You can HEAR me? You need to talk to a dr I think....:rolleyes1

    What are you talking about??? 10 times? You need to get out more often.... oh wait, you ARE out more - Disney, HHI, St John, OBX, DCL..... shall I go on??? :rotfl2:
  8. onejellyshelly

    onejellyshelly Mouseketeer

    Oct 8, 2008
    I'm in. Can't wait to read more. I am from Panama City Fl. Nice to have another Floridaian.
  9. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

    Apr 23, 2000
    My dd lived just north of Jacksonville for 6 months in GLYNNIS.
    She had fun times in Jacksonville.
    I wish I would have met you or gotten to know you, you seem like the type that would of checked up on my dd for me.

    Looking forward to your report.
  10. Jitzy

    Jitzy Mouseketeer

    Aug 8, 2008
    Well, "Howdy Neighbor!" We're in St. Johns County. Nothing better than heading down to Disney for the weekend. Aren't we lucky? (Even without the upgrades.) I can't wait to hear your report!!!
  11. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2008
    Ooooooo UPGRADES! Are they magical?!
  12. Lovemy3babes

    Lovemy3babes DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2006
    More upgrades?! You're so darn lucky! I can't wait to read more. :)
  13. CRdisMom

    CRdisMom DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2008
    of course on board for this one too. Can't wait to hear about the upgrades, BSIL and your crazy DIS friends....
  14. tink1957

    tink1957 Proud Redhead

    May 18, 2008
    :woohoo:Another trip report from Kara! I get to live vicariously through you till we go in Sept. I've always wanted to stay at AKL, but couldn't afford it especially since we added DS's girlfriend to our Sept trip, what fun!

    I can't wait to read about your latest upgrade.popcorn::
  15. babytrees

    babytrees <font color=blue>I hate when you've been salivatin

    May 24, 2005
    Yeah!! I get in on this one BEFORE it's finished:cool1::lmao:

    Girl, I want your mojo when we finally get to go back next year:cool1: Disney did give us a night of the dining plan last it could work again!!:thumbsup2
  16. micandminforever

    micandminforever DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2006
    I can't wait to read about your latest fun trip and upgrade.

    Great this time I made the first page.
  17. jezaduck24

    jezaduck24 Mouseketeer

    Mar 22, 2005
    Can't wait to hear it all! AKL is special to me - hubs and I stayed there for our engagement trip and I love it!
  18. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

    Mar 25, 2007
    Yea to Floridians!!! Although we might be moving back to SC after less than 2 years here in sunny FL.

    Yes, I'm a very nice person.... ;) Every time I see your name I think of that old Chrysler commercial with Ricardo Montalban. Volare. And I sing the song but change it to Oh Mari. :rotfl2:

    I just wish there were an easier way to get to I-95. I think there is a road to be built from over hear in Clay County, that go from I-10 to I-95 somewhere down by St A, but I'm sure it will be years!!!!

    Aren't they all? :confused3

    Yes, and this was a big 'un, too!

    In case any of you are wondering, BSIL is my SIL who is a B. Pretty self explanatory, huh? She and her family were in Disney for the week and we were oh so lucky to spend time with them! :sad2:

    Loved loved loved AKL! And I've got the pics to prove it!

    It's a curse, what can I say? Honestly, I think we get these upgrades cause we are only staying 2 or 3 nights. Really. Or maybe it's my charming personality? :confused3

    Yea for the first page!!! You win! Something.....

    Then you can relive it through all my pics. I took over 400 pics over a weekend!!!! Ally was about to disown me this trip....
  19. MiaBella05

    MiaBella05 DIS Veteran

    Oct 7, 2006
    popcorn:: popping over from your last TR. popcorn::
  20. shordiebecka

    shordiebecka DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2008
    I'm especially interested in your TR because you stayed at AKL- I feel like NO ONE writes trip reports who stays there, and I'm staying there in July for 8 nights!!! Can't wait to hear more!
  21. NJtoATL

    NJtoATL DIS Veteran

    Oct 8, 2004

    Enjoyed Upgrades, underwear...... Just figured this adventure would be interesting to read as well. :)

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