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Trip Report *COMPLETED*So much World so little time!

mlegerto

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We were starving and ate everything in sight. The show was lots of fun and I'm glad we experienced it, but us once was enough, no need to go back.
Great update! I felt the same way about Spirit of Aloha, we had a lot of fun but no need to really do it again - even more so after visiting Aulani LOL. I do however love Hoop Dee Do, but that's something we only do every 5-7 years or so as it hasn't changed. Glad that you got to experience it and make an opinion for yourself tho.
 
Day 2- Feb 2nd- Visiting Florida Institute of Technology

We got up early this morning, altho it wasn't early enough as we were late getting to our tour. We grabbed an Uber to the Car Car Center at MK. There was no wait, so renting was a breeze. I asked if there was an AP discount offered and she said no, but would give me one anyway! I was very grateful and said it wasn't necessary, but she insisted. Awesome...love that Disney magic! We rented a Chevy Sonic which was perfect for the 2 of us. It really had some power! We left at 910, and check in for the tour was at 945 am I called the school and explained that we had come from Philadelphia and were about an hour and 20 mins away. I was assuming the woman would say sure, no prob...see ya when u get here. Not so much. She said the tour would leave at 10 and my GPS was saying ToA was 10:20 am.I asked if we could just catch up with them and she said no. Brook was crushed. So sad. I told Brooklyn to hang onto her hat, we were making that tour!! I floored it and off we went! There may have been a few times I looked down and we were going 90 mph...oops...my bad! We got there right around 10:25 am and went to the visitors desk. The lady I spoke with said she thought we would come so she had prepared a private tour for us! We met our guide, Priath and he took us all over campus. We toured the library which was amazing! They offer puppy therapy study group sessions there during finals! We saw the dorms, the radio station, the lecture halls, the gym, pools and cafeteria. The cafeteria was amazinggg! We enjoy eating and dove right in! There was a taco and nacho bar, a grill, a salad bar, a pasta bar, a sammich bar, and lots of desserts. I think Brook wanted to move in right then and there! After lunch we drove over to Melbourne International Airport and met our guide, Nick. We both liked Nick right away, he was friendly and just like Brooklyn came from a family with NO aviation background. He showed us all the planes that the students use and talked about elective classes. The one that caught my adrenaline junkies eye? Aerobatic Flight!! Learning rolls and dives...uhhh, no thanks!! Next, we toured the hangar where the students studying mechanics work on the planes. From there we were able to watch actual students doing simulated flying. That was really neat to see! They had little cubicles set up with half of a cockpit and a sim screen. This is where our tour came to an end. By this time it was 3:30. I was not looking forward to rush hour traffic, but we made good time getting back.

Next up...our return to WDW!
Thanks for the idea of incorporating a college visit into a Disney trip. My son wants to be an Astrophysicist and FIT is on his list to check into.
 

Courtney6682

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Thanks for the idea of incorporating a college visit into a Disney trip. My son wants to be an Astrophysicist and FIT is on his list to check into.
Np! One of the girls in with our tour group was an aspiring astro major. He will LOVE FIT!! We had such a great day there, we really enjoyed the experience. Hope you get to go!
 

Courtney6682

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Day 5...Feb 5th...Super Bowl Sunday...

I planned obsessively for this day, mostly to make it something my husband would enjoy. He's a HUGE sports fan, with football being at the top of the list. I knew he would want to enjoy the game somewhere, but every place we looked into was either crazy expensive, or out of the way. We called the ESPN club a few times before arriving and even with the package they were offering it was still first come first serve. For $100 Kevin wanted to be guaranteed a table. Di we do anything fun? NOPE! So that was that.

We started our day at AK. We walked to our first FP of the day which was Primeval Whirl. I know not many people are crazy about this ride, but my family loves it! We laugh the whole time and look forward to riding every year! From there we were all hungry and went to our traditional Y&Y. We always eat there on our AK day. I got the same thing I've eaten there for years, the roasted veggie and couscous wrap. That was last time ordering it. It was soooo dry I felt like I was eating sand! The wrap was stale around the edges too, but I ate it cuz I'm fat. Brook and Kevin got the honey chicken which they liked, and Mia had a kids hamburger(she hates melted chz). After lunch it was time for Everest! We debated doing single rider afterwards, but the kids wanted to shop. Brook did some pin trading. With the help of Mia's eagle eyes, Brook was able to complete a set she had started only a few days before. Kali was closed(thank the Lord) so we decided to head back to FQ. Mia hopped in the shower to get ready for Lilo's Playhouse, Kevin and I laid down for a lil nappie, and Brook watched some TV. I fell asleep to the show Bunk'd on the Disney channel. It was really cute, we both liked it. Kevin and Mia grabbed an uber to Lilo's and Brook and I headed down to the food court for a snack. I told her it looked like Pablo Escobar had been here before us lol....

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Those darn beignets are messy! I decided on a king cake, which Brook instantly fell in love with. So much so I had to buy one at home!

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After our snack we headed back to the room because the game was about to start. I'm a Pats fan so it ended well! Kevin wasn't so happy, but who cares?! While he went to get Mia, Brook and I organized her pin collection, well she made me. She asked, I said no, she made a sad face, so I organized pins lol.
 

gdisneyfans

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Day 5...Feb 5th...Super Bowl Sunday...

I planned obsessively for this day, mostly to make it something my husband would enjoy. He's a HUGE sports fan, with football being at the top of the list. I knew he would want to enjoy the game somewhere, but every place we looked into was either crazy expensive, or out of the way. We called the ESPN club a few times before arriving and even with the package they were offering it was still first come first serve. For $100 Kevin wanted to be guaranteed a table. Di we do anything fun? NOPE! So that was that.

We started our day at AK. We walked to our first FP of the day which was Primeval Whirl. I know not many people are crazy about this ride, but my family loves it! We laugh the whole time and look forward to riding every year! From there we were all hungry and went to our traditional Y&Y. We always eat there on our AK day. I got the same thing I've eaten there for years, the roasted veggie and couscous wrap. That was last time ordering it. It was soooo dry I felt like I was eating sand! The wrap was stale around the edges too, but I ate it cuz I'm fat. Brook and Kevin got the honey chicken which they liked, and Mia had a kids hamburger(she hates melted chz). After lunch it was time for Everest! We debated doing single rider afterwards, but the kids wanted to shop. Brook did some pin trading. With the help of Mia's eagle eyes, Brook was able to complete a set she had started only a few days before. Kali was closed(thank the Lord) so we decided to head back to FQ. Mia hopped in the shower to get ready for Lilo's Playhouse, Kevin and I laid down for a lil nappie, and Brook watched some TV. I fell asleep to the show Bunk'd on the Disney channel. It was really cute, we both liked it. Kevin and Mia grabbed an uber to Lilo's and Brook and I headed down to the food court for a snack. I told her it looked like Pablo Escobar had been here before us lol....

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Those darn beignets are messy! I decided on a king cake, which Brook instantly fell in love with. So much so I had to buy one at home!

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After our snack we headed back to the room because the game was about to start. I'm a Pats fan so it ended well! Kevin wasn't so happy, but who cares?! While he went to get Mia, Brook and I organized her pin collection, well she made me. She asked, I said no, she made a sad face, so I organized pins lol.
We love Primeval Whirl too - we giggle the entire time. Love it! Sorry about the wrap though:grumpy: Yuck.
 

21stamps

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Put me in the camp of Primeval Whirl fans!

@Courtney6682 , I love the beignets at POFQ! Also, we do a King Cake every year for Fat Tuesday. I made one once, now I just buy it. I always make sure to cut T the piece that has the baby in it. He gets overly excited about something so simple...and I fake my surprise over him getting it again. ;).

Oh, and watching the game in your room sounds fun!!! It was probably a lot more relaxing than being at a bar.
 

Courtney6682

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Put me in the camp of Primeval Whirl fans!

@Courtney6682 , I love the beignets at POFQ! Also, we do a King Cake every year for Fat Tuesday. I made one once, now I just buy it. I always make sure to cut T the piece that has the baby in it. He gets overly excited about something so simple...and I fake my surprise over him getting it again. ;).

Oh, and watching the game in your room sounds fun!!! It was probably a lot more relaxing than being at a bar.
Atta girl! I knew I liked you for some reason;)

I'm not actually a fan of the beignets..Tried them once last year and didn't get the hype. Brook, like the animal that she is, ripped the cake apart that I bought for our house LOL. I didn't care tho, we were done with it. I had to fake my joy for a 17 yr old finding the baby HAHAHAHA.

We actually did have fun watching it in the room...all that obsessive nonsense...so not worth it lol
 

21stamps

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Atta girl! I knew I liked you for some reason;)

I'm not actually a fan of the beignets..Tried them once last year and didn't get the hype. Brook, like the animal that she is, ripped the cake apart that I bought for our house LOL. I didn't care tho, we were done with it. I had to fake my joy for a 17 yr old finding the baby HAHAHAHA.

We actually did have fun watching it in the room...all that obsessive nonsense...so not worth it lol
Ha ha!!! We have a bakery that sells one with the baby separately, so you can place it yourself. I would end up with a completely destroyed cake within 5 minutes of cutting if I didn't do it this way.lol

I'm telling you, a pool or a room are the best places for games!!! I think it sounds much better than the ESPN Club!
 

Courtney6682

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Ha ha!!! We have a bakery that sells one with the baby separately, so you can place it yourself. I would end up with a completely destroyed cake within 5 minutes of cutting if I didn't do it this way.lol

I'm telling you, a pool or a room are the best places for games!!! I think it sounds much better than the ESPN Club!
The pool does sound like fun...especially a cabana! *Gasp*...grab the torches lol
 

Courtney6682

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Great update! I felt the same way about Spirit of Aloha, we had a lot of fun but no need to really do it again - even more so after visiting Aulani LOL. I do however love Hoop Dee Do, but that's something we only do every 5-7 years or so as it hasn't changed. Glad that you got to experience it and make an opinion for yourself tho.
Hoop Dee Doo and Aulani are on my bucket list lol...
 

21stamps

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The pool does sound like fun...especially a cabana! *Gasp*...grab the torches lol
Renting a relatively reasonably priced Cabana is torch worthy.. eating at a $300 dinner, not torch worthy.. but only one of them will I do at WDW.. and guess what? If "you" choose the other- good for you! Amazing how that works..something as simple as realizing that people may prefer different things in life.lol
 

Courtney6682

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Renting a relatively reasonably priced Cabana is torch worthy.. eating at a $300 dinner, not torch worthy.. but only one of them will I do at WDW.. and guess what? If "you" choose the other- good for you! Amazing how that works..something as simple as realizing that people may prefer different things in life.lol
Totally agree! I couldn't care less what a stranger chooses to do on THEIR vacation! Some people apparently do ;)
 

Courtney6682

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Day 6...February 6th

MK today! I was so excited to the Super Bowl parade, and everyone I work with was so jeal! Little did I know that the ''parade'' would consist of ONE player LOL. It was neat to see all the lights and cameras set up for interviews, and the characters wearing football jerseys and cheerleader outfits! I regret not taking any pics. I'm not a picture person, what can I say? We had FP's for Buzz, Space and 7D, but we did Buzz twice with the extra FP's Brook was given on her bday.

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21stamps

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Day 6...February 6th

MK today! I was so excited to the Super Bowl parade, and everyone I work with was so jeal! Little did I know that the ''parade'' would consist of ONE player LOL. It was neat to see all the lights and cameras set up for interviews, and the characters wearing football jerseys and cheerleader outfits! I regret not taking any pics. I'm not a picture person, what can I say? We had FP's for Buzz, Space and 7D, but we did Buzz twice with the extra FP's Brook was given on her bday.

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I love the concentration looks in the Buzz photo!
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