"I'm NOT a Princess, I'm Izzy!" - May '15 Land/Sea ~ Updated 6/4: Link to Disneyland TR!!!

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  1. Dugette

    Dugette DIS Veteran

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    Hello, DIS-friends! :wave2:

    :welcome: to anyone just meeting us for the first time. And :grouphug: for all of you who have read our reports before and came back for another! :disrocks: So glad to have you here and excited to share our adventures! :goodvibes

    This trip was a wild one that grew well beyond our initial plans and ended up being: 4 nights at Walt Disney World during Star Wars Weekends plus the Flower & Garden Festival, 4 nights on the Disney Dream (our first Disney cruise! :boat:), and another 4 nights at WDW and SWW, including the 24-hour-day at the Magic Kingdom. The trip took place May 14th-26th, 2015 and we were fortunate enough to overlap several DIS-friends while we were there, resulting in some fun DIS-meets. If you would like to check out the planning for the trip, you can find the Pre-Trip Report here: Is Mickey a Captain or a Jedi? Both! - May '15 Land & Sea

    For those that don't know us, we are "Dugette" (me), "Dug" (my husband of nearly 10 years!), and Izzy (our 2-year-old toddler). This was Izzy's 4th trip to WDW and she had a great time, between her "toddler moments". :rolleyes1 Here we are at Star Wars Weekends:

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    And here is Izzy looking a bit happier :rotfl::

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    This was a challenging trip for us. Our easygoing toddler was not so easygoing with the lack of sleep/skipping naps that happened during the trip. Plus, she was newly potty-trained and apparently wanted to see each and every Disney potty, whether or not she actually needed to use it. :faint: These things, combined with some unexpected news from home and an ambitious schedule, led to an exhausted & stressed out Mommy and Daddy at times. We had rough moments, but we also had many, many magical moments. pixiedust: Now that we've been back for a few weeks, it's those magical moments that stand out, especially because Izzy is now old enough to actually bring them up in conversation and remind me about the fun she had. :lovestruc

    So, let's get this show on the road! :cool1:


    Chapters

    Day 1 - Thursday, May 14th

    Recliners in the Sky
    MCO = My Child's Ornery
    On the Boardwalk
    Food, Flowers, & Fast Cars
    Cars & Characters

    Minnie! (and More)
    Head-Smacking Good Fun
    A Whirlwind of Characters
    Illuminations on the Run
    Errands & Stuff


    Day 2 - Friday, May 15th
    The Chewie Run
    Chewie Hugs!
    I'm Going to Go Ride a Roller Coaster Now!
    Walking With The Force
    I Don't Know How to Bounce
    Toddler Reunion!
    I Want To Go To Potty!
    I'm Into Something Good
    Out With a Bang


    Day 3 - Saturday, May 16th
    A Slow Start to the Day
    Mickey & Minnie!
    On Safari
    Climbing the Mountain
    Eating with the Animals
    Every Saturday is Downtown Disney Dinner Day
    Dinner with Friends and Dinosaurs
    And They Call this Quick Service?


    Day 4 - Sunday, May 17th
    Star Wars Galactic Breakfast
    The Backside of Darth Vader
    Not Ready for Prime Time
    Bubbles!
    Who's Going to the Magic Kingdom?
    Closing Down the Kingdom


    Day 5 - Monday, May 18th (Cruise Day 1)
    Driving to the Dream
    All Aboard!
    Time to Sail Away!
    Exploring Andy's Room
    Enchanted Garden Dinner
    Minnie & Presents!
    Chillin' with Cindy


    Day 6 - Tuesday, May 19th (Cruise Day 2)
    A Visit to Arendelle
    Lunch on Deck
    Exploring the Dream
    Royal Palace Dinner
    Villains Tonight
    Date Night


    Day 7 - Wednesday, May 20th (Cruise Day 3)
    Castaway Cay Morning
    Living the Dream
    Pirate Night Dinner
    Pirate Party
    Dinner at Palo


    Day 8 - Thursday, May 21st (Cruise Day 4)
    Palo Brunch
    Character Party
    DIS Mixology
    Animator's Palate Dinner with Crush
    After Dinner Entertainment


    Day 9 - Friday, May 22nd (Cruise Disembarkation/WDW)
    Leaving Our Dream Behind
    Izzy Finally Sees the Castle
    Hot Seats for Festival of Fantasy
    Wrapped Up in Pixie Dust
    Garden Grove Dinner
    Magic Kingdom in the Middle of the Night


    Day 10 - Saturday, May 23rd (SW Deluxe Feel the Force Package Day)
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 5
    Part 6
    Part 7


    Day 11 - Sunday, May 24th
    The Ducks of Epcot
    Breakfast at Akershus
    Yogurt vs. Princesses
    Living with the Land
    Fun in Future World
    Midday Meets
    We're Gonna Need that Jedi Force, Please! - Part 1
    We're Gonna Need that Jedi Force, Please! - Part 2

    We're Gonna Need that Jedi Force, Please! - Part 3
    Glowing at the Rebel Hangar
    Fantasmic & Bubbles


    Day 12 - Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day)

    Dining in the Castle - Part 1
    Dining in the Castle - Part 2
    Dining in the Castle - Part 3
    A Bunch of Pooh
    Izzy's First Coaster
    Try the Grey Stuff, It's Delicious
    The Calm Before the Stormalong
    Foul Moods & Happy Photos
    Frustrations & Cream


    Day 13 - Tuesday, May 26th (Departure Day)
    Final Farewells
    Home Sweet Home



    Off Topic :offtopic:
    Summer Update - Off Topic
    Seasonal Update - Off-Topic
    Disneyland PTR!
    Off Topic - Where to Now? - Part 1
    Off Topic - Where to Now? - Part 2
    WI Trip - Part 1
    WI Trip - Part 2
    WI Trip - Part 3
    WI Trip - Part 4
    WI Trip - Part 5
    Travel Plans
    DIS-Meet Junior - 2014 TR/2016 PTR
    5000th Post!
    Travel Plans Update
    Life Update
    We've Trained Her Well!


     
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  2. Gracefulskinny

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    Yay you've started! :dogdance: Count me in!

    I'm so glad that Little Miss didn't decide to pull this.

    That's the best isn't it?
     
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  4. jane2073

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    Yay! You started!
    Izzy sure has grown since the Frozen TR!
    The first picture did make me chuckle! She looks like she doesn't seen sure of Chewie!
    Can't wait to read more!
     
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    I'm here! I'm glad that you started.
     
  6. afwdwfan

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    I'm here and liking forward to it.

    A shame that Izzy doesn't seem to be a fan of Ewoks.
     
  7. TheMaxRebo

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    I'm here! Glad to hear the magical moments are winning out!

    Hope all your ADR efforts paid off!
     
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    Following along! :wave2:
     
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    I'm here, can't wait to hear about your trip!
     
  10. Tracy161

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    Oh I wouldn't miss this!!! So excited to read all about it!!! I can't say this enough: Izzy is just so cute!!! :cutie:
     
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    I'm here! Can't wait to read all about it! (And hopefully get some advice for our next trip with little ones!)
     
  12. jandlinz

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    Joining in! What a cutie little Izzy is!
    -Lindsey:earsgirl:
     
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    Joining in!! I need to catch up at Aulani.
     
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    I'm Here! Can't wait to read all about it.
     
  15. hokieinpa

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    I'm here!

    It sounds like your trip was an adventure for sure!

    Love the picture of Izzy and Tink! She looks BIG in that shot!
     
  16. MrsSaraG

    MrsSaraG Earning My Ears

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    Ready to follow along! I just love your TRs! I'm also anxious to see what challenges you had with Izzy. We are taking our DD for her first trip in September/October and she will be 2 years next month. The terrible two's are already appearing so I'm hoping your TRs can give me an idea of what to expect!
     
  17. Leshaface

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    Oh my gosh, look at how tall Izzy looks!:eek:

    And does she have red hair?! :cutie::cutie: Agh she gets cuter and cuter every trip. And her rosy cheeks! :faint:

    Excited to hear about this trip!
     
  18. jwwi

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    Adorable picture of Tink with Izzy, sounds like an interesting trip. It's good that you are remembering the highlights!
     
  19. purplelover88

    purplelover88 Can't wait to visit the world!

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    I can't wait to read! I have been reading your trip reports from your year of disney as that is what we are doing now and I am ready to read some new adventures with Izzy. Count me in!
     
  20. AprilRenee

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    How cute is she in that Tink picture?!? Oh man!

    And sorry to hear she was such a toddler, do I know about that!!! Stinkin toddlers! How old was she on this trip? It's amazing how much Disney can mess up an easy going kid! And it throws mommy for a loop cause we're used to the docile child we have at home!
     
  21. StephanieE

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    Yay for a trip report!! I can't wait to read about it!! :)
     

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