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Trip Report **Completed** Leave for Disney World on Friday The 13th They Said. It'll Be Fun They Said. A July 2018 Trip Report.

LisaBelle

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Hi everyone! I'm back to post some more. It was a crazy first week back at school. I had parent teacher conferences and then we had to take Allie back to college today :cry:.
When I left off we were heading across the park to The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness. This is my favorite MK ride. I would love to join @Tuvalu and @Longers in their BTMR ride challenge. If only I had an AP! It was going on noon and it was HOT! I was super thankful for our FP because the sun was pounding down on parts of the queue.





After BTMR we were roasting! Adam, Allie and Spence had some ice cream and we popped into Pecos Bill's for a slushie for Mark. We sat inside Pecos Bill's and cooled off before heading back to Fantasyland for our lunch at BOG.
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie. When I walk into BOG I truly feel like I walked into the movie. I could spend hours in here checking out all the details.






Up next: More BOG
 

LisaBelle

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Because we didn't pre-order, we spent a bit of time in line. By the time we ordered our food we were getting hangry. We were indecisive about where to sit and we had to find a table with room for 7. We found a table in the ball room. It was crowded and a bit loud, but I just love it.


The food arrived and Tina and Mark discovered that they had somehow ordered 3 meals when they only meant to order 2 (she and Mark were going to share). When they realized what they did the CM offered to take the extra meal back and credit their account. This is one of those instances where Disney rises above. Most places wouldn't have offered to do that and Tina and Mark would have been stuck with way too much food. They were very appreciative as they couldn't finish their meal even though they shared. Spence ordered the Croque Monsieur and Tina and Mark shared the pork and French onion soup (no picture of that).

Adam had the French onion soup and the Croque Monsieur.
Allie had the French onion soup, the turkey sandwich and a double chocolate cupcake. For some reason I don't have pictures of any of her food.
Paul and I shared the French onion soup and a French dip sandwich. I could eat that soup every day. The roast beef on the French dip was a bit dry, but since we dipped it in the au jus it wasn't too bad.

Mark LOVED the strawberry cupcake.

Adam, Spence, Tina, and I had the Master's Cupcake. Oh. My. Goodness. So. Yummy :hungry:!

Spence had never tried a croque monsieur before. He didn't hate it but he didn't love it. Everyone else enjoyed their meals.
Up next: Finishing up BOG
 

LisaBelle

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Day 3 Continued
We left MK and headed back to the Contemporary. I think we walked back, but I can't say for sure (one of the pitfalls of waiting so long to write my TR)! Paul and Mark wanted to take a nap. Tina, the kids and I wanted to take a dip in the pool. We got changed and I headed to the pool with Adam and Allie. Adam got a cocktail, I can't remember what he got and I don't have a picture. Then we hit the pool. We were sweltering and we got into the pool expecting to feel cool and refreshed, but we felt like we were in the bathtub. Not the refreshing experience we were hoping for! Tina and Spence joined us and the kids decided to try out the slide while T and I lounged and discussed our game plan for the rest of the day.
Waiting their turn.

Here comes Adam!

Hey there Spence!

Hi Allie!

Adam stopped to check out the scenery on the way back to the room.

We went back to the room to relax and get cleaned up before heading back to MK for the night.
We left the room about 6:45 and headed to the monorail.

Tina likes the mural.

I loved this sight! I remember riding the monorail through the Contemporary on other trips and it was cool to have this resort as our home base for the week.

Gotta keep up with social media, even while on the monorail!


Up next: Our first night at MK!
 

LisaBelle

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Before continuing with our evening at MK I have to back track a bit. I found a picture of Allie's double chocolate cupcake from BOG. My pics were out of order and I didn't think I had one. Wish I had one right about now.

After arriving back at MK we headed to Haunted Mansion. It is one of our favorites and we couldn't wait join the grim grinning ghosts.

The resemblance is uncanny!

We were all hungry so we headed to one of our favorite quick service restaurants, Columbia Harbour House. I think we've eaten here at least once every trip.


Apparently I fell down on the job again as I can't find any food pictures. In my notes I wrote that most of us had the lobster roll and Adam had a side of mac & cheese. Paul and Adam went to Sleepy Hollow and got the the chicken and waffles and brought it back to Columbia Harbour House. We sat upstairs and enjoyed the view. I love this view! One of my favorite views in all of MK!


When we were finished it was getting dark. I took a few night time shots as we headed toward Fantasyland for our last FP of the day.




Up next: SDMT
 

Doc Disney

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Allie got creative and we ended up looking like princesses!
Aww!! Thats so cute (also somehow totally missed this whole post...). We were so happy to meet all of you my Mom and I could not stop talking (and we still do haha) about how sweet you all were!!!

Disney Magic at it's best!
I was so excited for my first Magic meet up! Mary was there. I promise. I'm pretty sure @Doc Disney can vouch for me.
She was @amjt660 ! She typically declines the photos since she "is not on the forum"
 

LisaBelle

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Aww!! Thats so cute (also somehow totally missed this whole post...). We were so happy to meet all of you my Mom and I could not stop talking (and we still do haha) about how sweet you all were!!!




She was @amjt660 ! She typically declines the photos since she "is not on the forum"
Aww, thanks! Meeting you and your mom was one of my favorite parts of the trip. I hope we get to meet up again some day.
Thanks for verifying that we got to meet Mary. Told ya @amjt660 !

HAHA... little does she know, she is very well known on the forum and we would recognize her anywhere!
So true!
 

amjt660

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I simply stated that without photographic evidence it is difficult to confirm that Mary was actually there.

And for saying this I get jumpEd on like a bouncy castle at a 5 years old birthday party!!!!

I did need this stuff - I can go home and get this type of abuse!!!!!!

Max
 
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DisSplash

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I loved all of the details you captured at BOG - I've never really looked at the Knight Armor up close, and I am sure there is a story in each of those engravings! Your Gargoyle pic is hilarious (love the Mickey earrings you were wearing too!), and I was dying over your sister's Haunted Mansion face ... she has some Jim Carrey facial contortionist skills there! :D:joyfull:
 

LisaBelle

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I simply stated that with out photographic evidence it is difficult to confirm that Mary was actually there.

And for saying this I get jump on like a bouncy castle at a 5 years old birthday party!!!!

I did need this stuff - I can go home and get this type of abuse!!!!!!

Max
Thanks for keeping us honest Max!

I loved all of the details you captured at BOG - I've never really looked at the Knight Armor up close, and I am sure there is a story in each of those engravings! Your Gargoyle pic is hilarious (love the Mickey earrings you were wearing too!), and I was dying over your sister's Haunted Mansion face ... she has some Jim Carrey facial contortionist skills there! :D:joyfull:
Tina gets the credit for the pics of the details on the armor.
Thanks! I love my Mickey earrings. They're my favorite!
Looks like Tina discovered a new talent!
 

LisaBelle

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Day 3 Continued
After dinner at Columbia Harbor House we headed to SDMT. Mark and Spence had never ridden it. My crew rode it back in 2014, but we only rode it during the day. Tina and I rode it at night during our Princess 5k trip. We thought it was way more fun at night, so we made a nighttime FP for tonight. The FP line was super short and we walked right on. Soon we were hanging out with our dwarf friends.
I love this picture of Paul! Pure Disney joy!





Everyone enjoyed it and I think most of us agree that it is more fun at night.
After we left SDMT we headed toward the hub for HEA. We knew that our SDMT FP time meant we were sacrificing a stellar viewing spot for HEA. We decided that that was okay as we'd have other opportunities to watch HEA.
In the past, we've watched Wishes from the bridge between Tomorrowland and the hub and decided that we'd try that. We found a spot that looked workable especially because I could stand at the rail and have a good view of the castle. This was lucky as I am vertically challenged!
This was our first time seeing HEA and we wanted to enjoy it so this is the only picture I have.

My thoughts on HEA? Wishes was my favorite nighttime show. Hearing the music always takes me back to the first trip Paul and I took with the kids in 2004. I knew it was going to be hard to top Wishes in my book and it was. While I enjoyed HEA, I didn't immediately love it like I did Wishes. I decided to keep an open mind and see how I felt later in the week when we'd have a better view of the projections.
So beautiful!


After the show we fought our way through the crowds to do some shopping on Main Street.
We are from Cincinnati and this C on Casey's Corner always reminds us of the Cincinnati Reds logo.
 

LisaBelle

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It was time to get our shop on at the Emporium!
Spence found something for Tina.

I liked these shirts. I try not to make too many impulse buys so I always take pictures of things I like and come back later if I decide I really want it.

I ended up buying this one later in the trip.

I always plan to buy a pair of ears and usually end up not buying any. This year, I was determined to actually buy the ears. I wanted to buy them early in the trip so that I'd have plenty of time to wear them in the parks. I tried on multiple pairs and finally decided on the rose gold ears.

Adam bought a Mickey ball cap and Allie bought the icon ears. Purchases in hand we decided to head out for the evening.
A last view of the castle.

The train station looks beautiful all lit up!

And with that, our first park day had come to a close. We walked back to the Contemporary and hit the hay. We had another big day planned for tomorrow!
Up next: Animal Kingdom
 
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