"There’s NO Sleeping in Disney!” SURPRISE - The Frumps Are Back Again! UPDATE 1/13

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  1. JessicaFaye508

    JessicaFaye508 DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2008
    :mickeyjum This is the Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…. :mickeyjum
    You’re Not Gonna Want To Miss This!

    WELCOME EVERYONE! Whether it’s your first time visiting, or you’re following me on my fourth trip report ever, thank you SO much for stopping by! You’re not going to regret your decision on investing your time into this adventure.

    Why you ask? Because this is one of the craziest, frumpiest, and sleep-deprived trips that ever occurred in Walt Disney World. You’re going to be encountering some late nights, early mornings, constant food consumption, and an extreme overpopulation of deer faces. Seriously, entertainment does not get much better than this!

    Now before we begin, we need to do the traditional cast list introductions.



    Why hello, everyone! My name is Jess and I will be your storyteller… your tour guide… your Disney obsessed extraordinaire! I’m here to bring you some of the top frumpiest moments in all of Walt Disney World.
    I am currently a freshman in college and I am doing a dual major of Graphic Design and Integrated Marketing. As I said, I love all things Disney! I have been to Walt Disney World 20-25 times. It is like my second home, and it is (quite obviously) my favorite place on earth.
    I love everything about it – the atmosphere, the characters, the food, the music, the smells…. Seriously, nothing in the world will ever take its place in my heart! Some of my life goals are to do the Disney College Program, be a character at Walt Disney World (preferably Jasmine), and ultimately end up working for Disney in some way.
    This trip that we took in August was one of the most special and unique Disney Adventures I’ve ever experienced. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a vacation – and it definitely lived up to my expectations! It was something that never happened before, and probably could never be duplicated. I’m so excited to share the story with you all!

    Let's go over my Disney Favorites:
    Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom
    Favorite Magic Kingdom Rides: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, The PeopleMover, and Mickey's PhilharMagic
    Favorite Epcot Ride: Soarin’
    Favorite World Showcase Country: Norway
    Favorite Hollywood Studios Ride: Toy Story Mania
    Favorite Animal Kingdom Ride: Expedition Everest
    Favorite Disney Princess: Jasmine (and Ariel is a very close second)
    Favorite Fab 5 Character: Pluto
    Favorite Winnie the Pooh Character: Tigger
    Favorite Disney Movie: Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and The Princess and the Frog
    Favorite Pixar Movie: Toy Story 3
    Favorite Park Music Loops: Innoventions, IllumiNations Preshow Music, Adventureland, Universe of Evergy, Imagination Pavilion
    Favorite Disney Songs: A Whole New World, When Will My Life Begin, Almost There
    Favorite Day of the Trip: Day 1

    And My Travel Companion.... Nat!


    Nat (her full name is Natalie) is one of my best friends in the entire world. You probably heard me mention Nat multiple times in my other trip reports, even though she has never really been in them! (Except the bread pudding real life update.. but that's a minor detail.)
    Anyways, You are going to LOVE HER. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met in my life. Similar to me, she has a positive outlook on life, she’s always happy, and she loves Disney. Toy Story is her FAVORITE. She started hanging out with Kristen and me so much last year, and we COMPLETELY converted her into a Disney lover. (I think it was the Disney Food Pictures that really did her in! hahaha) She always went to Disney World when she was a kid, but thanks to us, she now appreciates and loves it so much more!
    This was the first time she’s been to Disney in 2-3 years, and her family is very laid back in their touring plans. So this was a totally new experience to her! It felt like we were showing her everything the first time! I’m so glad we got to take Nat on her first commando Disney Vacation!

    Here are Nat’s Disney Favorites:
    Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom
    Favorite Magic Kingdom Rides: Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
    Favorite Epcot Ride: Soarin’
    Favorite World Showcase Country: Italy
    Favorite Hollywood Studios Ride: Toy Story Mania and Tower of Terror
    Favorite Animal Kingdom Ride: Dinosaur
    Favorite Disney Princess: Snow White
    Favorite Fab 5 Character: Donald Duck
    Favorite Winnie the Pooh Character: Tigger
    Favorite Disney Movie: The Fox and the Hound and Snow White
    Favorite Pixar Movie: Toy Story – All three of them!! (Nat is QUITE the Toy Story Fanatic)
    Favorite Park Music Loops: Main Street Music
    Favorite Disney Songs: Woody’s Round Up, You’ve Got a Friend in Me, When You Wish Upon a Star
    Favorite Day of the Trip: Day 4



    If you read “The Port Report: Frumpin Around the World with the Bathrobe Princesses :-)," "SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! It Builds Character and Strength!" A July 2011 TR," paid attention to any of my installments in the other two trip reports, or just saw Disneyfreak616 posting all around Disboards, you know who Kristen is!!
    Kristen is an energetic Disney enthusiast, and Disney World is her happy place. I can’t believe that I found someone who loves Disney just as much as I do! Kristen loves all things frumpy – Schoolbread, the Monorail, Figment, Stacey, Muppet Vision, Splash Mountain… I could go on and on. Her favorite princess is Ariel, and she became a pin trader on this trip. She actually had NO IDEA we were going to show up on her family vacation, but I will explain that more later. One of her mottos is: THERE'S NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY! And she did not let us forget it on this vacation!

    Here are Kristen's Disney Favorites:
    Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom
    Favorite Magic Kingdom Rides: Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan's Flight, Mickey's Philharmagic
    Favorite Epcot Ride: Maelstrom...DUH. Just kidding! Soarin'
    Favorite World Showcase Country: The United Kingdom!
    Favorite Hollywood Studios Ride: MUPPET VISION 3-D and Toy Story Mania
    Favorite Animal Kingdom Ride: Dinosaur
    Favorite Disney Princess: Ariel
    Favorite Fab 5 Character: Minnie Mouse
    Favorite Winnie the Pooh Character: Tigger
    Favorite Disney Movie: Aladdin, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins and the Little Mermaid
    Favorite Pixar Movie: Toy Story and Ratatouille
    Favorite Park Music Loops: Adventureland, Illuminations, Tapestry of Dreams and the MONORAIL
    Favorite Disney Songs: Friends on the Other Side, When We're Human, Almost There, Friend Like Me, I Just Can't Wait to be King, Star is Born, You Can Fly and Poor Unfortunate Souls
    Favorite Day of the Trip: Day 4

    Here’s the whole crew:


    From left to right: Sarah, Nat, Kristen, Me, Sue, and Scott.

    Sarah is Kristen’s 10 year old sister who is an absolute angel. Kristen is educating her SO well… Sarah is quite the Disney fan, herself. She quotes Stacey all of the time, she knows the names of so many of the rides and restaurants… she reminds me of myself when I was a ten year old. :laughing: I'm sure she'll end up on disboards once she's old enough! I forgot how much fun it is to go to Disney with younger kids, because seeing it through Sarah’s eyes made it even more special. Sarah loves Dumbo, she loves the Disney princesses, and she looks up to Kristen a lot. She also loves me and Nat, because we’re like her big sisters too!

    Sue is Kristen’s Mother. I usually just call her Mother, but considering I usually refer to my own Mom as "Mother" on my trip reports, I’m going to stick to calling her Sue. (Or Kristen's Mom) Sue is so funny and she loves Disney as well! This is the second year in a row that she's been to Disney, and she always loves to get the most out of her vacation! She likes to do everything that they didn't do last time. She helped me sneakily coordinate the surprise for Kristen – she’s a big advocate of surprises! She has such a precious personality and she’s like another Mother to me!

    Scott is Kristen’s Step-dad. He is such a nice guy – he’s pretty chill and he just follows along with whatever plans are made on the vacation. He rides all of the thrill rides with us, because Kristen’s Mom doesn’t go on them. He is very impressed with how good the food is at the restaurants and he always likes to analyze how all of the rides work.

    And Our Guest Stars: Vickie and Dan


    You probably remember Vickie if you read The Port Report: Frumpin Around the World with the Bathrobe Princesses :-). She is the definition of a princess. Her family was on a vacation at the same exact time as Kristen’s, which was a major reason why we planned the trip – so all of us could be there together again!

    Dan is Vickie’s boyfriend and they’ve been together for two years. He’s SUCH a nice guy. This was his first time back to Disney since 2000, so it had been a long time! Dan loves Toy Story, and I think that he really enjoyed his time at Disney with Vick!

    We didn't get to see the two of them very much, but the time we got to spend together was great! We had lots of fun!

    Okay, now that that's done, there are a few things we may have to go over for all of the new people out there. If you’re a loyal reader, this can just be a good review for you.

    FIRST of all, the most important question of the day: "What is a Frump?"
    I’m sure you’ve all heard the word “frump” used, but not commonly. Well, that’s about to change... because frump is our favorite word!
    A frump is basically a lazy person. Like, for instance, on a day when you wear baggy sweatpants and a big tee-shirt, you may say: “I look like a frump today.”
    Frump has many definitions, though. It can also be talking about a crazy person (such as someone who gets a little too excited over Schoolbread or Muppet Vision… aka Kristen).
    It can be someone who is overly sleep-deprived and laughs at anything.
    Or there are always random people in crowds that you just find “frumpy.” It’s a self explanatory kind of thing.
    We started with this whole Frump thing (on disboards, anyway) back in January, so we’re continuing on the tradition for this trip!

    The deer face is a very frumpy aspect of our friendship. This face is used for SO many things – most commonly excitement. ESPECIALLY about food.


    The face originated because, since we are so unathletic, Kristen would do this frumpy run and I would say “you run like a deer.” Then she would make a face similar to this:


    and it reminded me of a deer in headlights.


    So, hence, the deer face! It has been a standing joke for over a year now… and I don’t think it’s going anywhere.


    As I mentioned before, this was a SURPRISE trip. Kristen was on vacation with her family and had no idea that Nat and I were going to show up. Not a clue! I still can’t believe we pulled it off.
    I really wanted to tag along on this trip (since Vickie was going to be there, too) so I thought of the idea at the beginning of the summer.
    It was planned all throughout July. The whole surprise aspect was unpredictable, so I was incredibly excited! I will explain the planning process more in depth in the upcoming posts. But I’m telling you – I’m SO happy it worked out!

    Hmmm... what else. Oh! You may have noticed that my Mom did not make an appearance on this cast list. This trip was the first time I ever went to Disney World without her! I turned 18 and BAM I went with no parental supervision. Pretty exciting stuff. It was definitely a different experience (and it was sad and weird to not have my Mom there with me!) but I felt very grown up taking care of everything!

    OKAY so more trip details:
    We were in Disney from August 19th-24th 2011.
    We stayed at Coronado Springs Resort.
    And we were on the Disney Dining Plan!

    "Keep your hands and arms inside at all times.... Anything else? Oh yeah, have a nice flight."

    Alright everybody? Are you ready!? Because it is time TO BEGIN! :tink:

    Continued in Next Post
  2. JessicaFaye508

    JessicaFaye508 DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2008

    This is the Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For….
    For Your Reading Enjoyment
    The Pre-Trip Report... All In One Post!

    Real Life Updates:
    Real Life Update #1: 3 DAYS!!!
    Real Life Update #2: ONE DAY!


    Day 1 - August 19th, 2011
    Chapter 1: "WAIT! THAT'S MY SUITCASE!!"
    Chapter 2: Excitement and the Magical Motor Coach
    Chapter 3: Corando... Cornoda... Colorado... Corona...?
    Chapter 4: Mission - Surprise the Frump!
    Chapter 5: Let the Extra Magic Hours Begin!
    Chapter 6: "Why Couldn't Peter Pan Fly?"
    Chapter 7: "I've Always Wanted to Skip Down Main Street!"

    Day 2 - August 20th, 2011
    Chapter 8: Coral Reef
    Chapter 9: El Centro, Pan-CHI-tos, and All That Good Stuff
    Chapter 10: Hooray for Hollywood!
    Chapter 11: "Why Am I Your Favorite?" "Because I Want To Be You!"
    Chapter 12: Art, Pizza, and Movies. What More Could You Ask For?
    Chapter 13: Toy Story Maniacs
    Chapter 14: Our Fantasmic Night!

    Day 3 - August 21st, 2011
    Chapter 15: "Everything Smells Good Here!"
    Chapter 16: CAN YOU TAKE THE HEAT?!
    Chapter 17: Cooling off at Coronado!
    Chapter 18: THE BREAD!
    Chapter 19: Basically Passing Time Until Kristen Finished Dinner
    Chapter 20: "Enter the World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy"
    Chapter 21: Cinnamon Rolls, Extra Frumpy Hours, and M-I-C-K-E-Y, F-R-U-M-P!

    Day 4 - August 22nd, 2011
    Chapter 22: Two Words - RED VELVET.
    Chapter 23: "I Like the Lion Section Cause They Go ROAR!"
    Chapter 24: "We're All One World... We're All One Voice..."
    Chapter 25: Tusker House
    Chapter 26: The Wonderful Brilliance of Disney
    Chapter 27: "May The Frump Be With You"
    Chapter 28: "PERIWINKLE!" "That's My Favorite Crayon!"

    Day 5 - August 23rd, 2011
    Chapter 29: Good Morning, GOOD MORNING!!!!
    Chapter 30: You Know What They Say About Italian Men...
    Chapter 31: "Duffy's My Friend. He's a Disney Bear!"

    Day 6 - August 24th, 2011
    Chapter 32: DON'T MAKE ME LEAVE!!!
    Chapter 33: "Celebrate A Dream Come True!"
    Chapter 34: "It's Alright... But It's Not Disney."


    Day 1 - August 19th, 2011

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLcJbQWxnOw
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTmwNlQxqxo
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiubEDPQVzg
    Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rU6EiuJ9Qc
    Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o63cw0eVDE
    Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvEQhi-ASE
    Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFqSjkApagI

    Day 2 - August 20th, 2011
    Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYXLrO8aZMs
    Part 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb8NTKyQYLk
    Part 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPwJl0zr3UY

    Day 3 - August 21st, 2011
    Part 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMElCfbkAVc
    Part 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0emnj5DtAG8
    Part 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LwsvaHdIV4
    Part 14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDdeVBpI9K0

    Day 4 - August 22nd, 2011
    Part 15: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuY0AYeXvKg&list=PL06D1AA46C8CF2CF4&index=5&feature=plcp
    Part 16: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzgREVfJrM8&list=PL06D1AA46C8CF2CF4&index=16&feature=plpp_video

    Day 5 - August 23rd, 2011

    Part 17: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHTHwTGccaY&list=PL06D1AA46C8CF2CF4&index=7&feature=plcp
    Part 18: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2pg...xt=C3cea730UDOEgsToPDskL12wiG1CQ_GVecUwcTZUke

    Day 6 - August 24th, 2011
    Part 19: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56m-DkZ3H2Q&feature=g-upl&context=G2dfb574AUAAAAAAACAA
    Part 20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xAWAmjB5qw
    Part 21: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3WABCPyyJw&feature=related


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  4. JessicaFaye508

    JessicaFaye508 DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2008
    For Your Reading Enjoyment

    As most of you know, I have three other trip reports that I have completed in the past few months.

    If you haven't read them, but you enjoy the current Trip Report, I thought I thought I would bring the others to your attention! Every trip is different so it can provide for hours of reading entertainment. :wizard:

    My first trip report is about my trip in January, and that featured Kristen, Vickie, My Mom, and me! That was a girls trip that we took in honor of my high school graduation. We stayed at the Yacht Club and had an AMAZING time. This is where my Disney Trip Report Collection began.. as well as the frump phenomenon.

    The Port Report: Frumpin Around the World with the Bathrobe Princesses :-)

    My second trip report took place in February and it was a Family Vacation. We stayed at Old Key West and it was an extremely relaxing trip to the world. That trip included my Mom, Dad, Brother, and Me.

    "She's Looking at Food Pictures Again!" ★ A February Family Vacation!

    My third trip report was during April and it was a Mother Daughter trip! My mom and I stayed at Animal Kingdom lodge and spent a lot of time at the Flower and Garden Festival.

    “IT’S OUR MOTHER DAUGHTER TRIP!” Our Spontaneous Getaway - April 2011

    I also thought I would recommend trip reports by two of my best friends!

    Kristen (Disneyfreak616), who I went to Disney with in January and August, is currently writing her July 2011 Trip Report. She stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter and went with her Dad and Brother, Michael.

    "SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! It Builds Character and Strength!" A July 2011 TR

    My other friend, Allie (princessallie), is also writing a trip report about her July trip. She stayed at the Boardwalk with her Mom, Dad and good friend, Ana.

    "Your Lime Green Chariot Awaits!" ~ a WDW Family Vacation ~ July 2011 TR ~

    So, I think that’s enough to keep you all busy! Feel free to read any of those trip reports if you haven’t done so already. You by no means have to read any of them if you don't want to! I just thought I'd get the word out there if your'e interested.

    I would say that the January Trip Report would best relate to this upcoming August Trip Report – so if you read it before this one, a few more things may make sense. But if you can't, that's totally fine! I will make sure to explain everything best I can.

    Once again, this is just some informational stuff to get out there before the actual Trip Report gets started. It may be useful to some of you, and other can just ignore it.

    All in all, though, thank you for reading! Whether you have read every report to date or this is your first one, I'm so glad you're here!

    Continued in Next Post
  5. IheartDDuck

    IheartDDuck DIS Veteran

    Sep 20, 2009
    Joining. Wait, am I first?! ;)

    Can't wait to hear about your trip. I honestly think my friend Farrell and I are going to have some serious frump moments on our upcoming trip in October. :lmao:
  6. laur roo

    laur roo Mouseketeer

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hooray another trip report! I read your other 3 (lucky duck for going so many times!!!) and I'm looking forward to another superfun, superpositive TR! :banana:
  7. sstewart

    sstewart Earning My Ears

    Mar 25, 2010
    Love your TRs! Can't wait to hear about this trip!
  8. hotmailop963

    hotmailop963 Mouseketeer

    Aug 22, 2011
    Good. thank you for your report! hoping update:thumbsup2
  9. ChattaAlley

    ChattaAlley DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2011
    This made me happy to see this morning. Can't wait to hear all about this trip.
  10. lauren_elizabeth

    lauren_elizabeth Disney World Lover

    Feb 1, 2006
    Oh my gosh! Another trip report? YAY! :goodvibes

    I took a break from the boards for a bit, but I'm back and so excited to see you have another one in the works. I have to go back and catch up on your mama/daughter trip, too!

    Definitely looking forward to hearing about the BIG SURPRISE! I bet Kristen was in shock! :thumbsup2
  11. JessicaFaye508

    JessicaFaye508 DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2008
    Yes you are!! Congratulations! :yay:
    Thank you! Hahaha you probably will! It's basically inevitable when you're in Disney with your friends :lmao:

    Thank you so much! I'm glad you're here! I hope you enjoy this one just as much as the others! :goodvibes

    Thank you!! I'm so excited to share the story! Enjoy!

    Haha no problem! I will update as soon as I can! :goodvibes

    Aww I'm so glad! I can't wait to share it with you!

    Yes, yes! SURPRISE! :laughing:
    I'm glad you're back and ready to read! Between the Mother Daughter report and this one, there are lots of fun stories coming your way!
    Kristen was incredibly surprised! It was so exciting! I can't wait to share! Thanks for being here! :)
  12. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

    Jan 2, 2010
    I'm here!
  13. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2007
    Joining in! I love the whole surprise aspect surrounding this vacation, it sounds like so much fun! I would love to do something like that and just creep up on my friend/family member while they are watching a parade and Bam! Surprise! :laughing:
  14. Nermel9

    Nermel9 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'm in! I read your first TR but kind of lurked til the end, and am now reading Kristen's TR (although I've fallen a little behind!) so I can't wait to read this one, sounds like a fun trip! And I love the word frump, it's definitely in my everyday vocabulary! :cool1:
  15. Jazzabelle508

    Jazzabelle508 DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2011
    I'm in :) :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana: Can't see what the frumps are going to do in Disney this time :) i can't wait to hear about the surprise! i'm not normally a surprise person but surprises in disney are the best
  16. JessicaFaye508

    JessicaFaye508 DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2008
    Hooray! Thanks for reading! :)

    Yay! Thank you! It really added a lot to the trip - I'm so glad it worked! It was so funny... I can't wait to tell all about it!

    I'm glad you're back again! It was a really fun trip - I know you're gonna enjoy it! I love that word too! I'm glad you use it just as much as we do :laughing:

    Yay! Thanks for being here again! We had lots of fun adventures, so I'm sure you'll enjoy reading all about them! The surprise was really fun! Definitely very shocking :laughing: I can't wait to share!​
  17. foodrocksluver

    foodrocksluver It's been you all along

    May 15, 2004
    I'm sitting at work in my office and literally SCREAMED when I saw this.

    Oh my good gravy, I am SO excited!!!!! :hyper:
  18. Disneyfreak616

    Disneyfreak616 DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    WOOHOO!!!!! YOU STARTED!!!! I already knew that...but now I can be officially excited. :P

    I guess we can keep the pic...hehe. How do you want to go about this favorites thing? :)
  19. JessicaFaye508

    JessicaFaye508 DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2008
    just copy and paste the questions i had me and nat answer, then PM me your answers and i'll put them in the post :)
  20. Merida

    Merida DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2011
    Subbing, of course! I think it's a little funny that this is your first trip without your mother - I was thinking about it and realized I've never been with any of my immediate family (sans sister and 2 grandparents)!
  21. MarieTheCat24

    MarieTheCat24 DIS Veteran

    Jul 23, 2007
    Ok, I'm here. Now, this TR can OFFICIALLY begin. ;)

    Can I just say that you are so incredibly lucky to have friends that enjoy Disney as much as you do. I've always wanted to do a friends trip, but none of my friends are really that into it because they are lame. I mean, I love them to death, but they are lame. Frankly, I'm not sure why I allow people who aren't head over heels in love with Disney into my life, but, aside from that one (major) flaw, they're pretty awesome. Anyway, because I cannot embark on a WDW vacation with my own friends, I will be living vicariously through you guys for the rest of eternity. So keep vacationing together and documenting your adventures, even when you're old and it's like Golden Girls: Disney Style. My (vicarious) life is on the line here.

    I can't wait for more! :upsidedow

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