Hellllloooo Hummaaannnsss!!! (and any other kind of creatures that may or many not be able to read this trip report) and WELCOME!!! Its me again (Katt that is), and I have just returned from my most recent trip down to Disney World, and am once again going to share all of the magic and memories and insanity with you! We had such an amazing trip, in total I was down there for 11 days, we split between two amazingly beautiful resorts, and had a blast. We had some incredible adventures, practically backstage experiences, multiple character meets (in which, a certain someone *may* have let a not so Disney appropriate word slip out?! ) and there were many happy tears shed, and may pixie dusted moments! Now, onto the details that you need to know! Who: Me (Katt!) I am your fearless TR writer and lover of all things Disney, my first trip to the parks was in 1997, and was to DLR, then last May, I went to WDW for the first time, and followed that up by 2 more trips that year, and 4 more trips down to Disney property in 2012 (not including this Sept one) I travel with different people all the time, and have gone solo as well, and not to fret, I do have an annual pass (which saves me a ton on ticket prices!). Ive been performing my whole life, and now have a little obsession with getting into the Disney company to work somehow, whether that be being friends with characters, or dancing in parades, or some of the shows, I do not care, bringing that magic alive to others is just something that I dream of doing!! My favorite characters include Tigger, Tinkerbell, Periwinkle, Ariel and Rapunzel, and some of my favorite rides include Splash Mountain, the People Mover, Expedition Everest, and Tower of Terror! My Mother: (Ann, will be referred to as Mom for the remainder of the TR) Mom has never been to Disney World before (her parents waited until the kids were all grown up and moved out before they went to any form of Disney) but back in 1997 she took me to Disney Land over Spring break, and that was about it for her park experience. This trip celebrated her being an awesome Mom, and her birthday (as her actual birthday is Sept 2nd) and it was a surprise all paid for by me! I had a bunch of things like a back pack, and photo album for her for Christmas, and then she had a little scrap book telling her where wed be going for her Bday celebrations, and SURPRISE, its not Banff, its DISNEYWORLD! Next up is Paige: Shes 18, and newly graduated, and has always been a huge Disney nut. She traveled to Disney land in the past, but it was her first time at WDW. We used to work together at a dinner theatre up here, and I would always ask her to come on trips, but she was still in school, so when this opportunity arose, I knew I had to ask her! Paige was definitely one of the people who truly loves and appreciates Disney, and I knew Id have an amazing time with her, especially once we got talking about youtube videos and how we would both be sitting at home watching them crying, haha!! We get along great! Paiges favorite characters include Goofy, Tink, Ariel and Rapunzel, and she definitely has a fondness for Space Mountain, Everest and Tower of Terror! When: September 10-21st 2012! The trip was split up like this though: Sept 10-17 was my Mom and I, with Paiges trip starting on the 15-21, so they overlapped for a day and a half! Where: Sept 10-17th was the Deluxe half of the trip, staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge with a Savannah view! I have wanted to stay here for the longest time, it just seemed so awesome, and my Mom loves all things Africa, so I figured it would be a good choice. Originally, I had us booked in to a pool view room, but then figured, if I was splurging, I should just go all the way, and get a Savannah view room! Yay! I justified by saying that this trip was longer, and I figured wed spend a little more time in the room than usual, haha! The second half the trip (checking in Sept 15 til the 21st) was at Disneys Art of Animation Resort, staying in the Little Mermaid Standard Rooms! This resort had looked absolutely amazing, and combined a bunch of my favorite movies, I was hoping that I could stay in the LM rooms, and when I found out that the standard rooms were the LM rooms, I knew we had to book in there! Love love love!! Extras: We managed to get Free dining when we booked (for both trips!) it was my first time on something other than the quick service dining plan, so I had a blast picking and choosing the ADRs for the trip, with some old time favorites, and some new adventures to try! We also attended two separate Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Parties, and had many adventures planned for this 11 day adventure!! And now that all of the intros are done, we can get on with the show!! Chapter Links Day 1->Monday Sept 10th A *Very* Rough Beginning Safe & Sound Inside the Disney Bubble Ya Picked the Right One Girl Day 2->Tuesday Sept 11th It's Time To Fly Journeying Into the Future I Got A Buzz Man Hey Mickey You're So Fine! What Means Aye Carumba? My Childhood Returns I Never Get Any Tea at Parties! The GREATEST Meal of My Life->Dining Review Included Gosh Minnie, You've Always Been A Princess To Me Did Someone Say Adventure?! You Can Reach the Stars if You Just Believe! From the Briar Patch, to New Orleans, to Pixie Hollow Reflections of Earth Day 3->Wednesday Sept 12th I'm Not Your Mother, Break Those Plates! If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It One Day I'll Be Part of Your World! Ooooo! I love games! Who Could Ever Learn to Love A Beast? Much More Than This Provincial Life What's There Momma? It Is You! Princesses, Muppets & Lost Ears Da-da-dadadada-da Indy's Here to Save the Day 5-4-3-2-FUN Come As Your Are, You're A Superstar Cousin Dale Serves Up Some Grub The Imagination Can Create Many Things Some Imagination, Huh? Day 4->Thursday Sept 13 Mommy Do You Believe in Dreams Disney's A Place for All Ages of Kids Finishing Tomorrowland Before the Park's Officially Open! Wee Little Candy Thieves Will Ye Join Jack's Crew? We Have HOW Many CS Credits Left?! Pumpin Up The Party Now My Twin! Princess Partay! Adventures with Lost Boys Realize Any Dream is Possible Naveen's Got All the Moves The Winter Woods are Like Home I Miss You Already I Promise Your Birthday Dinner is better than the backside of water! Wishin on Stars is for Babies and Crazy People I See the Light...lots of them When You Wish Upon A Star Day 5->Friday Sept 14 Isn't Three In A Row A Little Much!? It's Safari Time! Someone's Feeling Sassy Today.... Welcome. Now....listen... They're Pickin' Bugs off Each Other Katt's Feels Explode Let's Do This That's A Long Canoe Ride! Single Rider Line's the Best! If There Aren't Any Animals Imma Die! This is A Legit Costume Nice Satchel, Wanna See What's in Mine? No! Go! We've Already Replaced You! Give A Scream, it's Halloween Hello new Boyfriend! Happy Hallowishes Everyone Let Mr Oogie Kick it Up A Notch They Put Us By the Help A Boo To You Bash I Wanna Be A Haunted Mansion Dancer! Seeing Double Day 6->Saturday September 15 I'm All Gloomy Now Such a Pretty Boat...ship... The Mighty Pachyderm I May Be Obsessed with Dancers This Elevator Goes Straight to..The Twilight Zone We Sing, We Dance, We Eat It's Time to Take some Action Boys Relaxing out of the Rain! An Emotional Reunion Everything the Light Touches Under Da Sea! Uhm...one bed? Dowtown Disney Explorations Day 7->Sunday Sept 16 The Big Blue World I had A Turtle Shell Once M-I-C-K-E-Y!! Too Many Pictures Even Characters Like to Play Canada Oh Canada Stalking Up On Tea The Obsession with Perry Continues Hats! Look at all the hats! On Our Way to Make some Magic Royalty, and Some Not So Royal I Finally Get My Cinnamon Bun! Close Your Eyes and Realize Birds of a Feather Say Ribbit Free Magic Buns! A Late Night of Magic Flying Elephants and Saying Goodbye Day 8-> Monday Sept 17th The Twilight Zone Bean's Goin Out....FOREVER?! A Woman Shouldn't Read! My Favorite Dancers! This Seatbelt Goes Left to Right The Big Blue World Not A Long Wait At All Royalty Makes its Way In Here Come the Bad Guys I Just Can't! Day 9-> Tuesday Sept 18th That's Just Creepy What Sound Does A Giraffe Make? Hey Big Guy..Uh..Nice Hat Paige Gets Punched THIS SEATBELT IS NOT LEFT TO RIGHT! Pretty Sure This is a Hurricane Seeing Double Take 1 The Last Thing I Stole Was Her Heart! Don't Say Your Name! I'm Not A Bad Guy! Your Day is Made A Trick, Or Treat You Like that Ladies Guard the Portal!! Day 10-> Wed Sept 19th! The Magic In the Eyes The Dream It's Coming True Kinda Mushy If You Ask Me Just Believe! Shake Ya Tailfeather Tut Tut Looks Like Rain Rainy Day Calvacade How Do You All Know Each Other?! See the Light Once Upon A Dream Day 11- Thurs Sept 20th Don't Step On It All of My Feeeeeeeeeeelllllsss Which Way Does the Seatbelt Go? See You In Rehearsals! So Excited Standing Room? Day 12-> Friday Sept 21st A Not So Practically Perfect Breakfast Run Away with You?! It's all so sudden! Closing Thoughts LIFE UPDATES #1->Your thoughts & opinions?? #2->Dance Competition & Disney Plans LOOK! A PTR!!