July 25, 2010 Introduction and Part 1 Part 2 Part 3: DHS and was I really in a Disney show? Part 4: DHS Did you eat all your veggies? Part 5a: DHS Are you still awake? Part 5bHS Fantasmic! July 26 Part 1o you want to eat with Pooh or does Pooh want to eat you? Part 2:Can Blanche survive the thrill rides? Part 3a:The part where I can't find a title! Part 3b:The part where I can't find a title AND I had too many pictures for one post! Part 4:Why? Why won't you look at that? Part 5:Festival of the Lion King (boring title, but really, it's 25 pictures from FOTLK the last few pictures as we leave AK July 27 Part 1: We are officially traitors! Part 2: boring no catchy title, just part 2 at Universal Part 3: Another boring non title 3rd part to Universal July 28 Part 1: MK, but was something wrong with me? Part 2: MK, but what was wrong with me? Part 3: MK, but what was wrong with me? Part 4: MK, but what was wrong with me? Part 5: MK, but what was wrong with me .... still! July 29 Part 1: Sea World (Traitorous me) Part 2: Sea World (Traitorous me) Part 3: SW Give them some privacy! Part 3b: SW Give them some privacy end.... Extra: SNOW - a little off topic... PEI snow pictures July 30 Part 1: Epcot, and I really was sick! Part 2: Epcot, and I really was sick! July 31 Part 1HS Part 2: DHS (Can't you tell I'm getting tired of titles?) Part 3: DHS and Port Orleans French Quarter Part 4: Church and the Disney Outlet Store! Aug 1 Part 1: Harry Potter Part 2: more Harry Potter Part 3: even more Harry Potter Part 4: yup, more Harry Potter Part 4b: the part with the missing Butterbeer Part 4c: but it's really part 5 but I forgot to put a title on this and I'm too lazy to go back and fix the next few titles... oh, and it's still more Harry Potter Part 5: it really should be part 6 and it's almost the end of Harry Potter Part 6: really part 7: Harry Potter, last night at Movies and final thoughts Aug 2 Part 1: Rose is here!!! Part 2:Rose is here Aug 3 Part 1: GF and shopping Part 2: On the way to Epcot Part 3:Epcot with Rose! Part 4: Epcot with a beautiful Frenchman! Part 5: Rose rides an attraction and doesn't get sick! Part 6: Illuminations and EMH Aug 4 Part 1: Shopping, Shopping and packing! Part 2: Fireworks at MK, from the GF Aug 5 Part 1: Departure Day Part 2: Departure Day... so very sad! Bonus section: A few extra notes... Cute little kids story that got missed in the TR Favorite pictures from two trips, 2006 and 2007 Favorite pictures from 2009 shopping trip Favorite pictures from 2009 solo trip-mostly MK Favorite pictures from 2009 solo trip-Epcot and AK Favorite pictures from 2009 solo trip-DHS a lot of Beauty and the Beast Our purses we used in Disney World and at the Grand Floridian... Rose made them! The story explaining why we say "sn"! Hee hee hee Ive decided to try to write another trip report. Ive never actually finished one, but since I dont have a Disney trip planned, I need to do something! This trip basically started out a few years ago. In 2009, my sister J won free tickets anywhere Air Canada flies in Canada and the US. She decided that since her sister in law H and I babysit her children a lot, she wanted to go on a trip with us and split the cost of the third ticket. She has four children, and had a really hard time leaving them for a long while. We ended up (after much discussion) deciding to go to Florida to shop. We were not going to do a theme park, but wed stay for three nights at a Disney hotel (Port Orleans French Quarter) and shop at the outlets, at Downtown Disney and in the Disney hotels. Well, we had so much fun in 2009 that H & I decided we wanted to do the Parks together. So this is the trip we took in 2010! Cast: Me: 34, single, teacher, has a huge family as you can see from my signature. (I will apologize and say that my school board doesnt encourage posting our pictures on the internet, so Ill not post any pictures of me.) I love to travel, but I havent done a whole lot. I was 17 the first time I left PEI, and only then because a friend had to go to Moncton to see a doctor. H: Lets just say shes older than I am! She is single and shes a nurse, but shes off as she hurt her hip. She also has a huge family. J: My OLDER sister, married, four children, stay at home mom, part of the huge family of mine and Hs. Both she and her husband have 9 siblings... She doesnt travel often, in fact this only her 2nd trip on an airplane. We call ourselves the Golden Girls (Thank you for being a friend!) and although we alternate which person we are, we basically call H Blanche, J Rose and me Dorothy, so for this, we will be Dorothy, Blanche and Rose, instead of letters. Heres a funny picture just so you can get an idea of just how crazy we can be, and my school board cant really get mad at me! Im on the left, Rose is in the middle and Blanche is on the right. When?July 25-Aug 5 Where?Blanche & I spent 8 nights at All Star Movies. We got the free QSDP and we loved it. Rose flew down and we met her at the airport and we then moved to the Grand Floridian! That has been my dream resort ever since I saw the Tanners stay there on Full House! I still cant believe I spent three nights there. We got 40% off the room only rate; Blanche and I got an extra day on our tickets, planned to spend lots of time on Disney property and do Sea World and Universal Studios (both parks). Heading off of Disney property, besides to go to mass and to the outlets last year was a first for me. I had a one day ticket saved and I gave it to Rose so we could do Epcot one day this year. Ill try not to talk too much, and make this a very picture oriented TR, but Ill do some talking as Im a chatterbox! (There will hopefully be less talk and more pictures on my next post...) Day 1, July 25This is where I sat for the very short, very early morning trip to the airport. Rose and Blanche live about 20 minutes from town, so they picked me up in Blanches car. Rose was not flying out for another 8 days, but she was just as excited as we were to drive us. My DN (15) stayed over the night before because he wanted to see us off too. How many 15 year old boys do you know that get up at 4:30 to go to the airport when theyre not going on the trip?!? Yes, hes a Disney freak too... I think its worth paying extra to fly out of Charlottetown, mostly because of the convenience. Very short drive to the airport (2 minutes if you hit the green lights) and its so small. There is literally only one departure gate-no getting lost! Yes its tiny, no first class section in this little guy, and there are no tvs on the seats, but there are only window and aisle seats, so its great in that sense. Blanche had a hip issue and was in a ton of pain. Im still a little upset with her for not telling me the total truth. She never told me just HOW much pain she was in. Anyways, our flight attendant noticed how uncomfortable she looked and asked her if she was a nervous flyer. Blanche normally loves flying, but this time she was in extreme pain, but didnt complain once. She told the flight attendant, who got on her knees in order to talk to her face to face, and then gave her tips and suggestions for trying to alleviate the pain while in the air. Incredible, amazing service. She was so great I wrote a comment to Air Canada to make sure they knew how awesome she was. Our flight left 20 minutes late, and I even took a picture of my watch to show it! Here's a few pictures of beautiful PEI from the air. Regis and Kelly filmed about 4 episodes here last summer, some of you may have seen it. (Can you tell I love my Island?) So here is what happened in Montreal. I had the dreaded SSSS on my boarding pass! I didnt know what it was, nor had I even noticed until I was pulled from the regular security line. YUCKY! Thank goodness the line was short, but it took at least 20 minutes to get through. I had to go through the normal scanner, then she used the wand and had to pat down at a few spots (just my barrette in my hair and my clasp on my bra in the back, thanks), then I had the choice of a full body pat down or the x-ray machine. I took the machine because it would be faster. Then they went through my entire carryon luggage. Thank goodness you no longer pick up your checked bag going through Montreal. It just goes straight to the final destination. He took his jolly time going through my things; he was friendly, but slow. And I didnt have much time. I started dancing around and looking at my watch quite regularly, but he kept going really slowly. When he was FINALLY finished, I found Blanche and she said not to get my hopes up. The line to go through customs was incredibly long. It was about 15 minutes before our flight was scheduled to leave for MCO. I got in line and kept looking for someone to ask. The gentleman ahead of us told me to go talk to someone and pointed her out to me, and to have Blanche stay in the line with our bags. I did and she started asking me why I was so late getting to the airport. When she realized I was on a connecting flight, she patted my arm and said oh, youre not late dear. LOL Then she told me to get my friend and to head over to a special line, after getting our flight information. We actually went through the line for crew. They ended up holding the plane, because when I got close enough, the guy near the gate told me to slow down because he didnt want me to get hurt. He said it was okay. We got on the plane and the shut the door on our behinds! We were quite relieved. Our pilot must have been speeding, because we landed on time. By 12:30 we were wandering through MCO. Ok, so I promised not to babble! The flight to Orlando was fine; Blanche got some sleep, while I got more and more excited! That's enough for today, since I had to wait so long for these pictures to upload to the website host or whatever it's called without naming names. You know the one, it's being really difficult lately since they made some changes?