Disneytopia LIVE! Trip Reports

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  1. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    What is Disneytopia? It is the perfect Disney vacation, one where the resort is wonderful, crowd levels are low, food is great, commando plans work, and you get that extra, suprise of Disney Magic. So, every year we try to get closer and closer to achieving Disneytopia on vacation until we win the lottery and move in to Golden Oak.

    I am terrible at writing trip reports. It would take me forever once I returned home and I would forget things. So, after three attempts at reports, I finally decided to just do them LIVE! while on vacation at WDW as well as just lumping them all together in this one trip report. Maybe if the report stays around long enough, then I truly can watch my girls grow up at Disney World. You are welcome to join us on our trips.

    Some introductions.

    DW and I on our honeymoon .... a long time ago in a theme park not to far, far away...

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    Our two dds. They are the ones in the middle.

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  2. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    So, how did we get here?

    Neither DW nor I had Disney experiences as children. DW never went as a child, and I went once with my parents, as a 12 year old boy, to Epcot, on a Saturday during Spring Break, managed 3 whole rides, and walked through the countries.

    When DW and I got married, she wanted to honeymoon in WDW. I thought, well, it wasn't that great that many years ago, but let's give it a shot. As all of you know by reading this, it truly was a magical Disneymoon.

    Feel free to select the embedded link below, or manually go to the page number listed. Please keep in mind that these treads were started in the old thread formats, and the trip reports may not start at the top of these page numbers. Photos on first 25 pages are being held hostage, and I'll get those updated at some point.

    Past trips
    (1) 1987 - Epcot
    (2) 2000 - All Star Music
    (3) 2005 - All Star Sports
    (4) 2006 - POP Century
    (5) 2007 - POP Century
    (6) 2008 - Caribbean Beach

    DVC Member
    (7) 2009 - Saratoga Springs Resort
    (8) 2009 - Vero Beach/ Old Key West
    (9) 2010 - Animal Kingdom Villas
    10) 2010 - Wilderness Lodge Villas
    11) 2011 - Boardwalk Villas - link to trip report in a different thread - photos hijacked
    12) 2011 - Bay Lake Tower - link to trip report in a different thread - photos hijacked
    13) 2012 - Hilton Head Island Resort - link to podcast trip report on disdads.com
    14) 2012 - Bay Lake Tower - start with 3rd post below
    15) 2013 - Old Key West Resort - page 9
    16) 2014 - Beach Club Villas - page 13
    17) 2014 - Boardwalk/ Vero Beach - page 18
    18) 2015 - Cabana Bay Resort - page 24
    19) 2016 - All Star Movies/ Vero Beach - page 26
    20) 2016 - Boardwalk Villas - page 30
    21) 2017 - All Star Movies - page 34 for most recent LIVE! Trip Report
    22) 2017 - Polynesian Villas & Bungalows - page 38
    23) 2018 - Boardwalk Villas - booked and in the queue
     
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  4. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    And so begins the October 2012 BLT trip report.

    Friday
    :drive:

    Saturday
    1900 Park Fare Breakfast
    Mass
    California Grill Dinner

    Sunday
    Fulton's Crab House
    DTD Shopping

    Monday
    MNSSHP

    Tuesday
    Citricos

    Wednesday
    Epcot EMH
    Akershus breakfast
    WHW (i still like it all these years later)
    Chefs de France

    Thursday
    MNSSHP

    Friday
    Wave lunch
    :drive:
     
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  5. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    We will be driving down in the black, Pontiac Astek. I call it the Tumbler from the Batman movies, because that would just be really cool to be driving that. We have the Disney Family stickers on the back. Wave if you see us on the road.
     
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  6. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    I'm in! Look forward to following along during the trip.
     
  7. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    I'm in! Does your Tumbler have that cool feature where it drives itself while you lay down and aim the missile? Or is that a Wayne Enterprises after-market add-on?
     
  8. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    By the time this thing is over with, his Aztek is going to be way more awesome than your rocket van. :rotfl2:
     
  9. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

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    I'm in too. :thumbsup2 Glad you pointed out that your children are the ones in the middle. :rotfl2:
     
  10. kasedroz

    kasedroz Mouseketeer

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    Joining in! Have a safe trip!
     
  11. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes If it’s still here tomorrow… I may ignore it again

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    I believe I'll follow along if you don't mind.
     
  12. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Hey Norm... Working all weekend but I'll pop in to see what's doing. :wave2:
     
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    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

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  14. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    That is the Wayne enterprise add on. Although, there are times I don't remember while driving, so maybe there is an autodriver. :crazy2:
     
  15. cj9200

    cj9200 DIS Dad #412

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    Count me in. Some killer ADRs.
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Cool. Love a TR with pictures and a little snark!
     
  17. Urugami

    Urugami DISdad #690

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    NORM!!
    ahem, sorry.. I'm in. If for nothing else than to see
    1) if you can keep up your post pace away from a keyboard and mouse, and
    2) if that Aztek can really make it to DW. Back when they first came out, I'd pull up next to one in my Firebird and think "These two vehicles CAN'T be from the same company!" :rotfl: Tell me, Norm; did Pontiac build excitement into them, too? I mean, without the rocket launcher.

    Hope y'all have a safe journey and GREAT trip!

    ETA.. missed the front page by -><- THAT much
     
  18. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Did Norm cancel the trip?

    Where are the updates?:scratchin
     
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    Disney Commando <font color=red>DDC<br><font color=purple>Disney F

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  20. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Other side of Nashville. South bound ...

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    So, that wasn't from when this trip report was done. But, we were there this last weekend so I updated it with a picture of Nashville. :lmao:
     
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  21. disney212

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    I finally made it and am all caught up. Long week at work. Hope your trip is great. Can't wait to hear more.
     

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