You can spit on Space Mountain from here! An April '13 TR UPDATED 10/19 p. 28

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  1. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

    (Is anyone singing the MK welcome show song now?)

    Hi everyone and :welcome: to yet another trip report by me, wdwgirl03!

    It is hard to believe I've been home almost a week now and like most DISers, already miss it (hence the above photo). Since I won't be going back to Disney World until December (though it is very tempting to try to plan a quick trip in the summer...yeah, that won't happen :sad:), the next best thing is to write a trip report! I really enjoy reading other people's reports and have done quite a few of them myself now to relive and share those awesome Disney memories. But enough of the rambling...

    If you have not read any of my TRs before, I'm Sarah, a 28-year old teacher and Disney fanatic. I've been going to WDW since 1991 and the more I go, the more I love it. :lovestruc My Disney favorites are Soarin, the Polynesian, Saratoga Springs, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel (and Flynn Rider!), and of course, Mickey Mouse!

    Because I'm a teacher, I can usually only go to WDW over school vacations, like spring break. This was my fourth year in a row going during that time. I know that a lot of people have no desire to go during peak seasons but I think I've gotten used to the crowds after all these trips. The dates for this trip were April 1-7, 2013.

    Joining me on this trip were my dad (we have taken a couple trips to WDW together, and also one trip to Disneyland) and my sister Emma, who is doing her second College Program.

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    As for our resort, we stayed at Bay Lake Tower in a theme park view studio. As I mentioned in my PTR (link is in my signature if you want to check that out!), my family joined the Disney Vacation Club in 2006. Ever since we joined, it has been my mission to stay at each and every DVC resort and on this trip I completed that mission! :cool1::hyper: (well...atleast until the Grand Floridian Villas are done-then I'll have to stay there!). We were so lucky to be able to look out our window every day and see this:

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    Pretty awesome, right?! That's where the title for this trip report came from. There were a couple of times when my dad said how we were so close to Space Mountain that you could spit on it (not that anyone would actually want to do that. And hopefully my dad doesn't hate me for using that as the title!). :laughing: How close were we exactly? Well, one afternoon when we were out on the balcony Emma was checking her wait times app and it lists attractions near you and it said that Space Mountain was 400 feet away. :worship: And there will be plenty of more pictures of that view throughout this trip report!

    So I hope you'll join in and relive our adventures!

    TRIP REPORT INDEX

    APRIL 1, 2013
    Orlando, it's nice to see you again...POSTED 4/14/13
    First visit to the Magic Kingdom and Emma is here!!!...POSTED 4/19/13

    APRIL 2, 2013
    7 AM EMH at the MK...POSTED 4/23/13
    First visit to New Fantasyland!!!...POSTED 4/23/13
    "He's going to poke Ahontas!"...POSTED 4/28/13
    Lunch at Be Our Guest...POSTED 5/2/13
    Going "Under the Sea" with Ariel!...POSTED 5/4/13
    Back at Bay Lake Tower...POSTED 5/7/13
    Aloha, Polynesian!...POSTED 5/7/13
    Kilimanjaro Safaris part 1...POSTED 5/11/13
    Kilimanjaro Safaris part 2...POSTED 5/11/13
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48420484&postcount=165
    A couple DAK thrills and the pin quest begins...POSTED 5/16/13

    APRIL 3, 2013
    Hollywood Studios...POSTED 5/21/13
    I'm Gonna Wreck It!...POSTED 5/29/13
    Welcome Home Wednesdays at the Boardwalk...POSTED 6/4/13
    An afternoon at Epcot...POSTED 6/15/13
    More Flower and Garden Festival and the Top of the World Lounge...POSTED 6/19/13

    APRIL 4, 2013
    First time on new Test Track...POSTED 6/27/13
    World Showcase...POSTED 7/5/13
    World Showcase part 2/leaving Epcot...POSTED 7/10/13
    Dinner at the Prime Time Cafe...POSTED 7/13/13

    APRIL 5, 2013
    Another early morning at the Magic Kingdom!...POSTED 7/20/13
    Character meets...POSTED 7/25/13
    It's A Small World, the Fairy Godmother, and Stitch?!...POSTED 8/1/13
    Visiting our favorite CM/Art of Animation mini tour...POSTED 8/7/13
    Going on safari...POSTED 8/12/13
    More DAK fun...POSTED 8/30/13

    APRIL 6, 2013
    Our final Disney morning...POSTED 9/21/13
    DHS and Epcot resorts...POSTED 10/19/13

    APRIL 7, 2013


    MISCELLANEOUS POSTS
    Our view: the video...POSTED 4/18/13
     
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  3. jecskc

    jecskc DIS Veteran

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    I'm here !! Love the TR name ....LOL.

    I can't wait to stay at the G-Flo, too, when it is done. We have one resort left - Beach Club - and we are staying there in September. But BLT was amazing as you well know.

    Can't wait to see all of your photos !!!

    Susan
     
  4. BookTrout

    BookTrout Earning My Ears

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    I'm looking forward to reading more.....and can I say, I'm really glad no one actually spit on Space Mountain. That's just wrong.;)
    Sharon
     
  5. KyWildcatGirl01

    KyWildcatGirl01 Mouseketeer

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    I'm here & can't wait to hear all about your trip!!!:wave2:
     
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    Joining in!! Can't wait to read all about it.
     
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    Yay I made the first page! I'm here as well. Following you over from the April FB page :) I leave for the world on 4/27!
     
  8. PinkLemonade7503

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    I am here from the Facebook group, too! I can't wait to hear more. We leave on the 28th, and come back May 6th!
     
  9. PirateSnowmen

    PirateSnowmen Bazinga!

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    Joining! I've read some of your past TR's, but this is my first time commenting!

    Can't wait to hear about your trip! I'm doing the DCP this fall, so reading TR's is the perfect way to fuel my Disney obsession until I can get there in August :rotfl:
     
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    OneTreeHillAddict CNC Photography of Myrtle Beach, SC

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    I'm here!!! My goal is to sail on all four ships. I want to complete this before the end of 2014...and then if the rumor is true, we will have two more entering service. New goal will come about then.

    Can't wait to see everything and hear the details! :goodvibes
     
  11. bluechic03

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    Hi There! Im from the April FB Group too!!! We leave on 4/18 and check into BLT on 4/20! We will be in a LV Studio, how did you like the studio with 3 adults? Were the beds comfy????

    And YES I was singing the welcome song to MK before I even read that line in your TR hehehe

    *Carolyn
     
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    I'm here. :woohoo:
     
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    I'm subbing. I've read a couple of your TRs in the past and really enjoyed them so I am looking forward to reading this one. Btw I love the title.
     
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    I'm here!!!:goodvibes
     
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    popcorn:: joining in popcorn::
     
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    I am joining along. I liked your PTR...

    BLT is where I would like to book next time we go, so looking forward to you review!
     
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    LisaAnn06 Earning My Ears

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    I'm here! I've been waiting for this since your PTR!
     
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    I'll answer for Sarah about the studio with 3 adults. We really didn't have 3 adults there because Emma only spent one night in the room. That was our first night and she worked until 10 PM and then came to BLT so that she could come with us to the 7 AM EMH at the MK on Tuesday morning.

    We did have 3 adults in a studio at the Boardwalk the next week when Sarah's Mom and other sister came to visit. We don't have a problem with that because we don't spend that much time in the room and, when we are there, someone is usually sitting on the balcony or around the pool. The bed and sleeper sofa provide plenty of sleeping space.

    I did note that the studio at BLT seemed smaller and was configured differently than the other studios we have stayed at. The biggest difference is that the other studios have a double sink and counter outside the bathroom so someone can be grooming, shaving, or whatever while someone else is using the shower or bathroom. At BLT the sink and mirror are inside the bathroom, and that could be inconvenient for 3 adults. Sarah and I had no problem working with it.

    The simple reason we get studios is that we are able to get more visits for our DVC points. A one bedroom villa is usually twice as many points and, while they are definitely more comfortable, I don't think I enjoy the trip twice as much in one. When I bought into DVC, I didn't anticipate Emma's stints in the DCP and the more frequent trips that they have triggered. So, we have generally booked studios when there have only been 2 or 3 of us on a trip (which is almost all the time with everyone's different schedules) to get the most visits for our points.
     
  19. cheekypoppins

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    cool I'm excited for this journey :)
     
  20. JessicaKnits

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    Oh! I'm joining in! Bay Lake Tower is my absolute DREAM resort!!
     
  21. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    haha, thank you. I couldn't think of anything to use as a title and then I remembered my dad's comment.

    Yes, BLT was great! I really liked each and every one of the DVC resorts. They're all so different!

    Oh, there will be plenty of pictures!

    Yes, it would be pretty bad if we had actually attempted to spit on Space Mountain. :rotfl: Thanks for joining in!

    Welcome!

    Thanks for reading!

    Oh, I am so jealous your trip is still coming up. Thanks for joining in!

    Ahh another April DISer with a trip coming up! I am jealous of all of you. LOL. You will have a great time.

    Aww, I'm glad you decided to comment this time! :thumbsup2 Please feel free to comment as much as you want. :)

    That is awesome you're doing the CP! What is your role? If you have any questions I can send you the link to my sister's blog. I am sure she would be happy to answer any questions you might have too.

    Wow, that would be a lot of fun too. I have to set sail on one of the cruise ships. I feel so left out that I haven't done a Disney cruise yet. :sad2:

    Thanks for reading Tammy!

    Ohhhh you will love BLT! My dad answered your question about the studio. And I can comment on the beds since I was the one who used it...YES it was very comfortable! I loved it!

    YAY! Hi Marissa!

    Glad you are joining in on this one!

    Hi Angie!

    Welcome!

    I am glad you liked my PTR and are joining in for the TR. Hopefully I can give you some good info on BLT!
     

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