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Trip Report Fairytales Do Come True...

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by blgauger, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. blgauger

    blgauger Well-Known Member

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    Well friends, we've returned from a magical, rainy, pixie dust filled trip that will NEVER be topped in my book. :) I have so much to share with you that I simply couldn't wait any longer! The first post is a little word-heavy, but I promise the rest of the report will have LOTS of pictures!

    Here's my PTR if you'd like to read it!
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/prince-charmings-1st-trip-june-2017.922944/

    Here we go! :joyfull:

    Tuesday, 6/6

    We had a 4pm flight out of Pittsburgh so fortunately didn't have to rush around much the morning that we left. We did some last minute packing and cleaning before loading everything up and heading to drop Tink off at my parents' house. She spent the first 4 days there and the last 4 days with Dylan's mom (and her wiener dog boyfriend :rolleyes:).

    It's never easy leaving this sweet little baby. :( She knew something was up! Fortunately she was a good girl all week and had lots of fun with her grandmas! ;)
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    Disney here we come!!!!! :joyfull:
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    We were on the road a few minutes after 1pm and it didn't take long for me to take over Dylan's Pandora with the Disney station. :p We arrived at 3pm and parking was a nightmare! We were starting to really cut it close and I was stressing. We went to check our bags and were informed that our flight was delayed until 7:30pm due to weather. It was extremely frustrating to be delayed, but it was a blessing in disguise because we were so short on time. So much for having time to do something on arrival day. :(

    We went to TGI Friday's for some snacks. Dylan had pretzels and I had French Onion Soup. I was dreaming about BOG soup. :hungry: It was fine, nothing spectacular! But it filled our tummies and held us over until we got to Orlando.
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    After our long delay, we finally boarded our flight and took off right on time at 7:30pm.

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    Let me just preface the next part of my report by saying we literally had the BEST flight crew ever! They were so much fun!

    The flight attendants went through the typical safety speech but when they were done, one came back over the intercom and said, "I've been asked what to do if you have more than one child. Which one should you put the mask on first? You put it on the one who has the most earning potential OR the one who's going to change your diapers in the years to come. Because that's coming." :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:

    When we started our descent into Orlando, the same flight attendant came back on and sang our landing directions to the tune of "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain." Then, another flight attendant came on and sang a farewell song to the tune of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah." I wish I would have recorded them so I could remember the words. They were HILARIOUS! I love Southwest. :)

    We finally landed at 9:30pm and headed to ME. Dylan stopped for some McDonalds in the food court on the way, lol. My mom bought me a Belle MagicBand for Christmas and I had called the day before to get it activated because it wasn't letting me do it myself. Well, it still wasn't working when I scanned it at the ME counter. :cautious: Fortunately, I had thrown my band for this trip in my carry on so scanned it for the time being.

    Being that we landed close to 10pm, I wasn't sure about whether or not ME would get our luggage for us. The CM at the counter said we were fine and they would get it. It made me a little nervous, but we took her word for it.
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    We boarded a boring Mears bus at 10:10 and pulled out a few minutes later. The welcome video was broken so we watched Brave instead. :(
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    We arrived home at 10:45pm! :joyfull: This is the best I could do, lol.
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    We went to the front desk to get my MagicBand fixed which only took a few minutes. I also never received my "room ready" text so had to figure out where we were staying. We were in the Hoops Hotel section! I took these pictures later in the week since it was dark when we arrived. :)
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    I had requested a first floor room, thinking it would be nice to not have to walk up and down steps or ride the elevator. It ended up being pretty noisy with all the people walking by. We're both heavy sleepers and even more so because we were always exhausted at the end of the day, so it wasn't a huge deal. But I just thought it was worth mentioning for those of you who are light sleepers or have little ones!

    We stopped in the food court for a snack and our mugs, as we were on the dining plan. We ate our snacks in our room and then hopped into bed!

    I woke up at 3:30pm and we still didn't have our luggage. There was a message on the phone that was left at 1am saying our luggage was there.. to call when we needed it and they would bring it to the room. I went back to sleep and called when we got up at 6:30am. I was on hold for 15 minutes and when they answered, was told luggage services didn't open until 7am. :cautious: Then why did you leave me a message saying to call when I wanted it delivered? Our luggage arrived a few minutes after 7am so it ended up being fine.

    Next up, Magic Kingdom!!!! :joyfull:

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  2. cfry06

    cfry06 Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to read your report! Saw part of the Fairytale on Instagram and cannot wait to read details! So happy for you both and the adventure(s) ahead. :D
     
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  3. Zipitidoda

    Zipitidoda Well-Known Member

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    Yea!! I'm so excited to read your report!
     
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  4. Matty30

    Matty30 Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait to read your report. Excited to see how everything unfolds!!!
     
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    Matty30 Well-Known Member

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    Also what did you think of the dining plan? Did you think it was worth it? We are thinking of getting it for our trip in December, wanted to get a few opinions on it.
     
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  6. TheMouseFan

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    I'm in!! I probably won't get to read much until we get home, but I can't wait to hear all about it!
     
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  7. PrincessL

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    I'm in looking forward to more!
     
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    Oh my gosh! You two are adorable! Looking forward to the rest!
     
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    Following! So excited to read more :rolleyes:
     
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  10. RedNoseMickey

    RedNoseMickey Well-Known Member

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    Great start and looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip. I have stayed at Sports twice and I liked it. Good location and the first bus stop if you are sharing busses with the other AS.
     
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  11. WisDisneyFan

    WisDisneyFan New Member

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    I'm all in! I can't wait to read how your trip went! :)
     
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  12. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    One of the reasons why I read various TRs, is because I learn from the various experiences that people share. For example, I've never stayed at that resort. However, if I ever choose to stay there in the future, I'll definitely keep your comments in mind when choosing a guest room.

    Looking forward to the rest of your TR, and glad to hear that you had a great time. :)
     
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    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in! I am excited to hear all about it!
     
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    amjt660 Well-Known Member

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    I have been (im)patiently waiting to hear about this well planned trip.
    I notice that you are decked out in Disney gear for travel day but Josh is rocking the FJ(FootJoy) shirt and Titleist hat
    Great to see his is ready for his golfing portion of the trip but I hope that at some point you get him to sport some Disney swag!!!

    Following along!!!

    Max
     
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  15. rshell68

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    Yay! Been looking forward to reading this one!!
     
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    MerMom1981 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect! I just got home from San Francisco/Yosemite, and my next Disney vacation is on the horizon!
    A new TR is just the thing to get me in the planning mood!
     
  17. DisneyJeff

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    Following. Can't wait to hear all about your last trip as non-Florida residents!! (along with any surprises that may have happened on this trip!! ;))
     
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    Definitely following along!
     
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    I'm in!!!! :)
     
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    Ack!! I've been waiting for this!! I'm in!
     
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