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Trip Report A Royal Affair: Oli's First Visit

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by dmatt87, May 14, 2017.

  1. dmatt87

    dmatt87 Well-Known Member

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    THE SETUP
    Hi folks!

    This is my first trip report - although I'm no @Tuvalu , I'm hoping to make this report magical and memorable.

    The trip starts officially on May 19th, and ends on May 26th.
    So why so early you ask? I'm planning on updating this report throughout the week with LIVE updates, before doing a full fledge report once I return.

    During the next few days and weeks, this report will be populated with all the information you're looking for - and so much more.

    TO STAY INFORMED
    To follow the trip as it unfolds - give me a follow on Instagram: @mlarocque87
    To see all the trip pictures [once the trip is finished]: https://flic.kr/s/aHskQ21E2u
    To get all the planning details - check out my pre-trip report: http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/4th-birthday-at-wdw-why-not.924844/
     
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  2. dmatt87

    dmatt87 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    PROLOGUE
    THE WHO
    Matt (me) – 29 years old and huge Disney fan (and obsessive planner:oops:). Wish I could visit WDW multiple times a year!
    Emilie (DW) – 27 years old and love being immersed in magical worlds. She also delegated all trip planning to me.
    Oli (DS) – 4 years old [on May 16th]. Loves the Disney magic and is crazy about Frozen and Moana. It's his first, but not last, Disney trip!

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    In case you hadn't guessed, we are Canadians :p

    THE WHY
    To celebrate Oli's 4th birthday, and as an early 30th birthday vacation trip for me. My b-day is late July ;).

    THE WHEN
    May 20 to 26 - although the trip starts on May 19 :D

    THE WHERE
    Port Orleans Riverside
    We are booked in the Royal Rooms - but Emilie and Oli think we are staying in the Alligator Bayou :jawdrop:
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  3. Courtney6682

    Courtney6682 Well-Known Member

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    What great surprise for them! I'm sure they'll LOVE IT!
     
  4. PacNWTigger

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    I'm excited to follow along to find out their reaction to the room at POR!
     
  5. dmatt87

    dmatt87 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I'll try to capture that moment on video!!!
     
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    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to follow along! What a nice surprise!
     
  7. Swissmiss

    Swissmiss Well-Known Member

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    Happy birthday to Oli :).
     
  8. kaitertot5249

    kaitertot5249 Well-Known Member

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    A Royal Room is such a great surprise! You are gong to have an amazing trip. Call me crazy, but even though it's still quite far down the road for me I'm already excited to bring my future children to Disney for the first time and experience the magic in a new way. I hope that you all have a fantastic trip, I can't wait to read all about it!
     
  9. dmatt87

    dmatt87 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks! One of the moment I can't wait to live is when Oli will actually see the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella's castle - the joy of seeing his little blue eyes light up will be worth the price of the trip.

    I think this is what Disney is all about - magical family fun that can be passed down from generation to generation.

    I will try to keep updating here during the trip - but Instagram will be the best way to live the trip as is happens!
     
  10. gdisneyfans

    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member

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    Have a wonderful trip!!! We took our daughter for the first time when she was almost 4 as well. Agree, the looks on their faces and the memories we, as parents have of their first trip are definitely worth every penny! She's 14, almost 15 now, and we still watch the video of her first trip and we all light up and giggle with joy each time we watch it:happy:

    Can't wait to read all about your trip and will keep an eye out for the live reports!
     
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    Following!! So looking forward to some live reporting!! We will be there right after you leave. I appreciate all your insight. Thanks!!
     
  12. dmatt87

    dmatt87 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Live from Channel WDW - Matt is on the scene to report on all the magic! :p
     
  13. MySmallWorldof4

    MySmallWorldof4 Well-Known Member

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    We will be there just about the same dates as you. :) I will be sure to follow and compare our trips. :)
     
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    dmatt87 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    That's cool! Where are you staying? And is it a family trip as well?
     
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    dmatt87 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Cool!:) Looks like you have great plans also.:)
     
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    Hey Matt
    I am currently in Japan on business but that will not stop me from following along
    I am now 13 hours ahead of you so my timing with posts will be a little weird
    Have a great trip buddy

    Max
     
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    Great pic of the parliament buildings
    Are you in Ottawa for that one or across the river in Gatineau?

    Max
     
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    dmatt87 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    You're in the future - that is so cool! Maybe you could write my trip report :p

    I'm in Ottawa for that picture, right in Major Hill Park. It's a great spot to see both sides of the river!
     
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