It'll Be All Right -A May 2012 TR Closing Thought and PTR Link 8/12*

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  1. amazingact21

    amazingact21 Upendi

    Nov 6, 2010

    It’ll be all right.

    I think a lot of us Disney planners and stressers need this phrase branded into our minds when we begin a Walt Disney World vacation.

    We should also make this comment a requirement from all parties tagging along:

    “Stop worrying; I’m having the time of my life.”

    Not everyone agree? Hmm, I kind of assumed that when I began writing those opening lines.

    Guess it’s just me. :rolleyes:

    The good news is, I did have someone tell me that and I did keep that little token of optimism in my head. (Halfway through the trip, but that’s not important, now is it?) And what resulted from those moments was a new, adventurous, very memorable vacation to Disney.

    It resembled Rock ‘N Roller Coaster at times….catapult start, sharp turns, adrenaline high.

    Yet ended up similar to exiting through a Pirates-like attraction…serene, slow, relaxed.

    No matter how many versions this trip took on, one thing was for certain. The members of the trip experienced a lot of firsts, a lot of laughs, and a lot of setbacks.

    I won’t say it was the best trip I’ve ever taken, but I will say it was the one that taught me the most.

    I can’t promise this will be the best trip report you’ve ever read, nor can I assure you this will be the most memorable one I, personally, have ever written, but I can tell you that it’ll be full of race information, learning curves, and enough food pictures to get your mouths drooling in envy.

    So, without further ado, let us begin….

    The Cast:



    Ahh, what great pictures. Smiles all around, the 100 degree sun looming right above us, that look of “I’m going to pass out if I don’t get a sip of water” prevalent on each of our faces. A joyous moment, lemme tell you. :lmao:

    I’m kidding, we all really were happy, I just have to giggle, because when choosing a picture of all 3 of us together, it seems like we only snapped a picture when it was in the heat of the day and we were all sweaty and tired.

    But, I digress…

    The first member of the party is me: Alicia, 21, DISboard member, writer of the PTR for this trip, wife, student, nut case, (wait, what? That’s not accurate!) and most importantly, the biggest Disney fan in the family. My husband might argue this statement, so let me reword. The biggest Disney planner in the family.

    DH: Alex, 23, my husband of about, oh, 8 months. He’s been a fan of WDW since 2010, and is not allowed to ever visit without me, because he’d probably buy out Pin Traders and MouseGears. I’d also like to note that he will only be in about half this trip report’s pictures, because he left after 3 days.

    The final member of the trip: DM, my mother, age 28 for the past 20 years. This was her first visit to WDW since 2004, and her first stay on-site, and her first time on the Dining Plan, and almost her first everything.

    The trip took place May 4th- May 11th, or as I’d like to say, the 7 days the sun burned a hole in Florida.


    We stayed at All Star Sports, the red-headed stepchild of Disney resorts, and we were there for 2 reasons. (Besides the fact that we love Disney.)

    We were all competing in the Expedition Everest 5K Challenge, and my mother and I wanted some mom/daughter time together.

    Simple enough reasons, and I am looking forward to talking about how each one went.

    But for now I think I’ll end this excruciatingly long post with the cast and trip info and see how many of you are brave enough to follow along on this crazy journey.

    Up Next…A Very Brief Update on Departure and Travel Days (because we all know those are like the trailers before the movie. They might be entertaining and enjoyable, but they are more the necessary path you have to go through to get to the good stuff!)
  2. amazingact21

    amazingact21 Upendi

    Nov 6, 2010
    Reserved for Chapter Links...:thumbsup2

    [post=44966831]On the Road Again[/post]
    [post=44976184]Off Topic Post 1[/post]
    [post=45024651]Did You Fly?![/post]
    [post=45078105]Packet Pickup[/post]
    [post=45124817]They Gave Me a New Husband![/post]
    [post=45180290]Off Topic Post 2[/post]
    [post=45282536]You Should Try This[/post]
    [post=45314677]Have Fun at wishes![/post]
    [post=45353193]My Mom Falls for the Poly[/post]
    [post=45410302]A Kingdom Full of Endless Dreams for Every Boy and Girl[/post]
    [post=45490937]I Must be Getting Old[/post]
    [post=45670261]I Like You, You Can Stay[/post]
    [post=45679530]Someone Needs to Clue Those People In[/post]
    [post=45713423]A Small DISboards Convention[/post]
    [post=45767367]The Expedition Everest Challenge Part 1[/post]
    [post=45783731]The Expedition Everest Challenge Part 2[/post]
    [post=45806612]Did I Really Just Beat You?![/post]
    [post=45843194]Since When is the Great Movie Ride this Popular?[/post]
    [post=45861868]Since When is the Great Movie Ride this Popular Part 2[/post]
    [post=45915786]Life Update[/post]
    [post=45976440]There's No Way I'm Capable of That[/post]
    [post=46110040]They Didn't Even Card Me[/post]
    [post=46184005]Revenge of the Birds[/post]
    [post=46204924]Big News[/post]
    [post=46234269]A DISmeet[/post]
    [post=46336536]Back from our Weekend Getaway[/post]
    [post=46373909]I Wish Every Night Could End this Way[/post]
    [post=46443024]The Start of Mom's Favorite Day[/post]
    [post=46470688]I Wish We Could Go Again[/post]
    [post=46610801]I Could Live off this Rice Forever[/post]
    [post=46713828]Pregnancy Update[/post]
    [post=46733119]Our Good Luck Couldn't Last Forever[/post]
    [post=46798449]Anyone, Anyone?[/post]
    [post=46836077]It's Like Free Entertainment[/post]
    [post=46902334]Gender Reveal[/post]
    [post=47046881]December Day Trip 01[/post]
    [post=47054729]December Day Trip 02[/post]
    [post=47089172]December Day Trip 03[/post]
    [post=47304701]December Day Trip 04[/post]
    [post=47321571]December Day Trip 05[/post]
    [post=47356084]December Day Trip 06[/post]
    [post=47422646]It'll Be All Right[/post]
    [post=47470839]MSEP and Wishes[/post]
    [post=47578691]Down the Rabbit Hole[/post]
    [post=47936162]Just Checking In[/post]
    [post=48141463]DS Has Arrived![/post]
    [post=48246407]I'm Not Laughing at You, I Promise[/post]
    [post=48304498]There's No Seatbelt, You're Good[/post]
    [post=48334703]I've Died and Gone to Heaven[/post]
    [post=48568289]Don't Drink and Soar[/post]
    [post=48680547]The Most Magical Place in the World is Here[/post]
    [post=48748861]Appease an Old Lady and Just Do It[/post]
    [post=49029334]Who Knew Eeyore Could Be So Scary?[/post]
    [post=49041367]We Need a Cupcake[/post]
    [post=49262123]Closing Thought[/post]
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  4. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2005
    First! Yesssssss!
  5. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2005
    Great start! Sounds like it was an "ah hem" interesting trip.

    Hey - I think your mother and I are the same age! :rotfl2:
  6. IheartDDuck

    IheartDDuck DIS Veteran

    Sep 20, 2009
    Joining. Can't wait to hear more. :goodvibes
  7. teekathepony

    teekathepony DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2009
    I'm here for the ups and the downs!
  8. DisneyDreamerMN

    DisneyDreamerMN DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2010
    I am here! Can't wait to read more.
  9. Merida

    Merida DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2011
    Joining in too!
  10. Elleshoodat

    Elleshoodat DIS Veteran

    Nov 27, 2010
    I'm in! Your intro has me intrigued; I can't wait to read more! :thumbsup2
  11. Nermel9

    Nermel9 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'm here! Great start, can't wait to read more! :banana: OMG wasn't it SOOOO freakin hot? I think that was the hottest it's ever been for me on a Disney trip!
  12. amazingact21

    amazingact21 Upendi

    Nov 6, 2010

    Interesting is a good word to use to describe this trip. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for following! I love reading your TRs!:thumbsup2

    Yay! Thanks for following me over from my PTR.

    Welcome! Thanks for joining in!

    Awesome! Thanks for reading!

    Thanks! Reading your TR and other May visiters made me want to start mine, even though I told myself I'd wait awhile. :lmao:

    Hi Jen! Thanks for joining! Being from FL, you'd think I'd be used to hot weather, but was insane! Made me miss my freezing cold December trip!:rotfl2:
  13. Eight

    Eight Mouseketeer

    Jul 4, 2010
    Joining in! I'm looking forward to hearing about the EE 5K!
  14. chocolateMinnie

    chocolateMinnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 1, 2008
    subscribing :)
  15. Joyciemc

    Joyciemc DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2002
    I'm here to read along!

    And a heck yeah about the heat of a thousand suns that week! I was cursing the Florida sunshine more than once!
  16. wakica

    wakica DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2007
    I'm heeeerreee!! I tried to start my own tr today but every time I think of starting it I sit at the computer to realize that DH STILL hasn't finished downloading all the trip pics yet from the laptop to the work computer. I want them all in one place before I begin so instead... I had time to pop over to your tr :)

    Can't wait to hear about what all went on!!!
  17. Granfan

    Granfan Disney Addict

    Jun 30, 2010
    I'm in. Can't wait for the pictures!
  18. Sereina

    Sereina Mouseketeer

    Mar 8, 2012
    Joining in! Can't wait to hear all about your trip. :goodvibes
  19. GaRain

    GaRain DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2004
    I am here, you can start now.... :lmao:
  20. havingadisneyday

    havingadisneyday Are we there yet?

    May 6, 2006
    I'm here, waitin' for the report!! It's gonna be a good one.
  21. 20thingamabobs

    20thingamabobs DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    I'm in! Can't wait! And so glad we actually got to meet this time!

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