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YES, touring Cinderella’s Dream Suite was Amazing!+14 Other Magical Days* Dismeet & Wrap

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  1. goofy4prez

    goofy4prez A guy can love Disney and still keep his man card!

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    Way to Go Brenda. Love your reports.

    I only wish I would have discovered them sooner. Your TR's are addicting and make it hard to close the browser... you just have to have a little more. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. MEK

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    Woo hoo! :cool1: Congrats on earning top TR! It is a pretty awesome TR indeed! Looking forward to more!
     
  4. pattiken

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    Congratulations Brenda!! How exciting. Thanks for the shout out... Kudos to you for that wow.

    Great updates..I did that survey last time too...eesh never ending questions. Blah about the rain lol
    My parenting is the same very over protective.. You never know right?

    Nice pics of your family with your son home yay!!!
     
  5. DisneyKid4Life

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    Aww thank you for that Kathy!!! :goodvibes Your post also made me think of 2 things...

    1) Of course I HIGHLY encourage everyone to watch the whole thing because the Podcast team are great! But if you're pressed for time, the Top Ten countdown starts around the 38 minute mark. I also edited my original post for that purpose and also to mention that I believe that this is indeed the OFFICIAL Thread Of The Month due to Jess' report being considered in a class all its own.

    2) YES!!!!! I want purple Magic Bands too!!!!!
     
  6. JulieODC

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    Awww, congrats!! What a sweet thank you post!

    And, enjoy your son - thank you to him and your family. :love:
     
  7. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    Congrats Brenda! Love reading your reports. You always have such a great time. Makes me smile. :goodvibes
     
  8. jmm476

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    Congrats on the #2 thread! I'm going to have to start listening (?) watching(?) the podcasts now! As if I needed another reason to spend more time on the dis...

    And what a great post you wrote to us readers! I feel so honored to have made your list. But you deserve all the recognition for your fun reports!

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  9. KatMark

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    Not only is Brenda a great trip report writer, she is also a GREAT DIS friend.

    Brenda and her husband sent my husband and I a gift which arrived today (we lost our beloved dog last week after 15-1/2 years) to cheer us up.

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    There were lots more of these in the box.

    Brenda, I knew when we met in August that you were someone special. Thank you for being a friend and thank you and Michael for your thoughtfulness in giving Mark and I a reason to smile.
     
  10. WDWaddictt

    WDWaddictt DIS Veteran

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    Congratulations Brenda! You are a great writer...I enjoy reading your TR's!!
     
  11. MrsB1228

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    First, I was so happy to read your son is home safely and you're having some great family time together! :goodvibes

    Second, CONGRATULATIONS on having the #2 thread for September!!!!! A very well deserved honour indeed. :thumbsup2 I love your writing style and it's obvious a great many others do too. Way to go my Dis friend!! :flower3:
     
  12. DaveinFallsChurch

    DaveinFallsChurch DIS Veteran

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    Brenda, congratulations!! I have enjoyed reading your TRs! Hopefully one of these days I too will get to have a DISmeet with you. Perhaps there's another conference I can scope out that's taking place in Southern California? :thumbsup2

    And thank you for the shout out! :goodvibes
     
  13. style2k7

    style2k7 Earning My Ears

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    Nice Job Ladies looking forward to you next adventure!
     
  14. teekathepony

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    Amazing, but not unexpected. Congratulations Brenda! We all love your reports because you tell a fantastic story, but also because you're such a genuinely good, kind person. Case in point -- using your new title and turning it back to your readers. :goodvibes: thank you for the shout out :)

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  15. Wood Nymph

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    Congratulations on being one of the top threads for September! It is a very well earned honor. :goodvibes

    Thank you for including me in your list. I really wasn't trying to win the stickers. :blush: But when it turned out that my grandson just happened to be having his 4th birthday around the same time, I thought we could make more than one person happy. When the stickers arrived I realized the 3-D stickers were much too nice to just hand him the package.He probably would have stuck them to a piece of paper or lost them or something. So I bought a plastic storage box that was deep enough for an assortment of important kid stuff and it turned out really cute.

    Here is the happy recipient of Brenda's generosity.

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    :thanks:

    I really wish we were staying one more day, since I would have loved to meet you and Em. Unfortunately, I think the best we could do is pass each other at the airport. :sad1:

    You're not planning a trip in March by any chance? ;) We will be back to WDW then.
     
  16. Queenofallthings

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    Way to go Brenda! You so deserve this honour...we all love your trip reports and look forward to all your updates:hug: Shanleigh is a lurker on your report (she never posts LOL) and she said to me the other day there that you just seem so "genuine, warm and real....I had to second that!
     
  17. lovelygirl1975

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    First let me say thanks for the shout out! I felt so special! LOL! :) and congrats!!! That's amazing, I've missed a couple of podcast so I am behind but again congrats. I am so happy to you get to spend time with your son. Thank you for sharing that, it warmed my heart.
     
  18. TMGosizk

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    Wonderful news, Brenda! Congratulations!!! So very exciting!!! :-)
     
  19. emmysmommy

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    Thank you guys!

    D~: If there was an award for the most random Dismeets per trip you would win! And pretty soon all the ladies will be toting your bags in the parks so you'll have an army of D~'s bag ladies!! :thumbsup2

    Thanks to you for making this happen. :goodvibes

    Thanks Kathy! I have a long way to go to be KatMark!! You are my Dis IDOL!! I'm excited about December as well!! :hug:

    Thanks Kylie!

    Thank you for the kind words Rob! And thank you for hitting the refresh button a few times! :)

    Hi Charlotte! Those APs sure mess with your vacation planning - now that's all you'll want to do. ;) I'm busting out laughing picturing you shaving 20 minutes off your drive down by the no drinks allowed rule! Makes sense to me.

    Hi Sj&k! I'm so glad that you are reading AND commenting. Seriously, thank you! Thank you for your kind comments.

    That's nice that your DH wants to accompany the ladies to WDW. You could do an afternoon tea with your DD and see if your DH still wants to tag along. :rotfl2:

    thank you again for commenting. :goodvibes

    Thank you Linda and I am definitely looking forward to seeing you in December as well.

    Thank you Kathy. I'm glad you clarified "zany" isn't a bad thing! :p :rotfl:

    I hear ya! Next, ladies will be asking Disney to add some sparkle and bling to their MBs.

    Thank you Jo!

    Thank you Courtney! You are a sweetie!

    Thank you so much Sandra! I just found your PTR and subscribed. Your son is precious. :goodvibes

    Hi Katie! Thank you so much for joining and reading!! I'm so very glad that you are here.

    Looking at your ticker you have awesome NYE plans!!

    Awww thank you so much Bob!! You are very kind. I'm just sad that our December dates don't synch up.

    Thank you Mary Ellen!

    Thank you Patti!

    Exactly, you never know! :) And thanks again.

    Hi Julie! Thank you very much!

    Thank you Chris! I'm so glad that you are reading. :goodvibes

    Thank you Jill! I listen to the podcasts occasionally but they usually play in the background while I'm doing other things so how much I pay attention is questionable. :)
     
  20. emmysmommy

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    And some more Thanks to you all!

    Awwww Kathy, you are too kind. You are a dear, sweet lady and I'm so glad that we met up. I'll drag Michael along one of these days and sit back and watch the show. You guys will be a hoot! :)

    Thank you for reading and following because you are a Disboard LEGEND and I probably wouldn't have as many readers without you!

    Thank you so very much!

    Thank you Carol! You are very sweet.

    Thank you Dave! From reading your solo DL trip report, it could happen that you have another conference in So. CA. It would be an honor to meet you! You know I'll be reading along for your upcoming trip! I can't wait to see your photos.

    Thank you so much style2k7!! I'm glad that you are here.

    Thank you Wendy. If I could only incorporate adorable gifs like you I would perhaps knock Jess off her throne!! :lmao: (Yeah, right!)

    Seriously though, I'm so glad that I connected with your PTR since I had seen you around for a while and finally was able to drop in an join the Teekathepony Team! :)

    Thanks Wood Nymph!! You did a great job with the stickers that is a cute idea you had. And your win was well deserved, fantastic job!

    No worries about Dec, hopefully we'll run into each other another time. You are the 4th or 5th Diser I know who will be there in March. Right now I'm planning on April and waiting to see what other dates fall into place. :)

    Thank you so much Jacquie!! Awwww thanks for Shanleigh too.:goodvibes

    Hi Nikia and thank you for reading and following along! :)

    Thank you TM! It's very kind of you to drop in and say that. :)
     
  21. emmysmommy

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    Monday August 19, 2013: Day 4, Part 1



    We were up and off to AK park for the second day in a room – unprecedented for us!! This was an exciting morning since we were not only eating at Tusker House (new to us since we bailed on the last 3 ADRs there) but we had a Dismeet planned with Kathy (KatMark)!!

    Some photos from the morning before heading out the door:
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    We stopped by the lounge while breakfast was out to get some water but we didn't grab any food:

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    The morning started off well since we walked up to the bus stop just when an AK bus arrived. Arriving at the front of the park, Em decided she wasn't as excited about seeing this sign as me. How many places tell you to have a wild time and not charge you extra?

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    But she did jump in on this one.. not thinking she's into this photo thing this early. You would think that I'd take a hint like, "no mom, really, you can take a photo without me!"

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    We get up to the entry and then…. our Magic Bands failed! We had to pull out our APs so that they could be scanned for admission. This didn’t take long so it wasn’t really a problem. However, we had to book it to Africa for our 10:15am breakfast reservation.

    Not so fast.... there's a photopass photographer waiting with no one in line:

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    And with my camera:
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    Since Kathy is ahead of me in her TR (see here) and I've already posted my Tusker House dining review, some may have already read about it and seen our photos… but from my perspective….I have to share that it was a complete pleasure and honor to meet her and her husband Mark.

    We planned to meet between our breakfast reservations at Tusker House so we would catch them after they were done eating and before we were seated. While standing in line to get our photo with Safari Donald I had missed Kathy’s text. Just when I was pulling my phone out to check for a text she and Mark walked up. Oh my gosh! Instantaneous Diser Admiration for this sweet lady!! Mark was just as funny as I imagined! What a pair these two make. If you are privileged enough to meet them you are in for a treat!

    We all posed with Donald since I really wanted a character photo with all four of us.

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    Kathy and Mark took some time to accompany us to our table since she came bearing gifts. We posed for a couple more photos at our table and then we were presented with some fabulous Disney swag that was Chicago themed. Em was given a Chicago vinylmation and I am the proud owner of a Mickey keychain. It was very thoughtful and generous of her! We agreed that we’d try to meet up again during the course of the week and with that we hugged good-bye and parted ways.

    Kathy and Mark - together they are KatMark!
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    Chicago themed Disney swag!
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    You can read my dining review here and part 2 here but I have to ask, does Disney have a bigger breakfast buffet anywhere in WDW than Tusker House – Donald’s Safari Breakfast ??

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    And another Safari Mickey round:
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    I'm glad that we finally kept an ADR for this place!

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