Trip Report THE ONE WITH A FEW MAGICIANS IN AUGUST 🤡COMPLETE🤡

Darstarr

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We love staying at The Boardwalk Villas although we always stay in the studio. We're actually staying there the end of October in a one bedroom and your room location is the exact area that I had requested when I made the reservation!!! It looks like you had a fun time in DHS. Your younger son looks so much like his older brother!
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It was such a great location!
Enjoy your trip!
 

Darstarr

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Sunday 8/25 cont

(@Matt and Kelly ) I forgot to mention, but on the way in we stopped at the desk to link SIL’s and J’s MB’s to SIL’s credit card. I also requested lotion. They did not have any at the front desk but housekeeping brought some up straight away.

We needed to get the boys some food and swim. We went to the Boardwalk and ordered some food to go from one of the small stands. Sorry I dont remember the name and I didnt write it down. SIL got wings. She doesnt like spicy so I dont know why she did this. I got the pulled pork sandwich. Nothing fabulous but it did the trick.
Then the boys swam. I told them “do the slide now while it is empty.” And for once Dre listened to me.

“Get a picture!”
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“Get a picture of what exactly?”
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SIL was starting to get a tickle in her throat. She had an awful flight. I have to tell you this story.
SIL was in the middle, Dre had the aisle and J had the window. Behind SIL was a woman with a baby on her lap, unbeknownst to SIL. SIL has her seat reclined just a smidge. SIL has to use the restroom and bends forward
to retrieve her purse. She sees a man’s arm come between her and Dre’s seat. The man was trying to push the button to unrecline SIL’s seat!!!😮Can you believe the nerve??? He was not even traveling with the lady and the baby. What ever happened to “excuse me miss but this lady has a baby in her lap and could use a little more space. Would you mind putting your seat up?”

People!?!
And SIL much like Sam, did nothing.

I told her I would give her a 15 minute head start. The boys and I would hang for 15 more minutes then join her to get ready for bed.
 

Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26

We were up nice and early and made some breakfast.
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@Tuvalu the oatmeal is not filling. But I also had a banana and a yogurt so I was good.
The boys?
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Dre had cup o noodles,
Again.
J had choc chip eggos with peanut butter. Mmmm.

“Did everyone brush their teeth? No? Why? Because your travel toothbrush is on your dresser where it has been since the sleep over three weeks ago even though I have been telling you to put it back in your toiletry case for 2 weeks and 6 days?”

Dre forgot his toothbrush.

Elevator selfie.

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MDE said we had some time before the bus to AK so I was going to run into the gift shop to buy the worlds most expensive toothbrush. However it was still early and the gift shop wasnt open. I asked the front desk if they had one and they did.
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It had the smallest, cutest tube of toothpaste in this box with the toothbrush. Dre went to the men’s room to brush.
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I took this pix while we waited.

We arrived at AK and there was a problem with Dre’s MB. Nothing was on it. I had his AP card with me and that worked. The CM suggested we go to guest services. His exact words, “you can use the card but guest services is there waiting to help you.” I turned around and there were two guest service CM’s hanging out in front of GS. That never happens. I sent SIL and J to get in line for FoP. “Just follow the crowd.”

Look, Dre and I had #shirleystatus at GS!!!
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He looks happy right? The issue got cleared up and by the time we left a few minutes later there was a line 10 people deep.

7:45 and we are in.
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😀trunk up
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😀😀
 

Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26 cont

We met up with SIL and J. SIL said they told her the wait would be an hour. I had planned for about an hour so we were ok. The queue is so interesting and we all had water and I brought strawberries and watermelon to munch on in line.
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Dre doesnt smile for pictures. Uggh

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This was a really neat looking palm tree. And I ❤🌴’s
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Dre is 14. J is 16. Dre will always go up on his tippy toes so don't be fooled!

This is so cute.
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We enjoyed our flight and were off by 8:50. Potty break!

Then of course a snack because the boys hadnt eaten in 15 minutes. The boys got the sausage and egg on a biscuit at Pongu Pongu.
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I got the pongu lumpia for everyone to taste because I have heard so many amazing reviews.
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No one was a fan and 9/10 of it went in the garbage. I hate wasting food almost as much as I hate eating disgusting pineapple curd mush. The consensus on the egg sandwich? Dry. Really really dry.

I had never noticed this before.
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I am sure there is a story. Perhaps from the movie? I thought it was cool. I thought of those who have sacrificed for our country. I imagined it being a tribute to them.
 

Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26 cont.

The plan had been to hit up Dinosaur next but it was down. Instead we headed to the safari. We had a FP for later but decided to do it now while it was not 1000 degrees.

This was by far the best safari driver I ever had! And the most annoying. Her voice!!!! Aaaaah!!!! It was phony. It was like she was reading a script and putting vocal influxes here and there. However, she was so thorough!! Informative. Drove slowly when needed. Stopped so we could see. The animals were active and she really took her time. There was a traffic jam behind us as the trucks piled up. But that voice...so annoying!!!
Nut I will allow it😂😂😂

I got some good pix (for me😂)
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Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26 cont

After our safari we went to the gorilla trail while Dre looked for the men’s room. (All that eating😉)
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I am not a bird person but these boys are so pretty.
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The hippo was chillin’.
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These three. Last time I was here I was told these are two brothers and a sister. Or halfs or something. Clearly they all have the same father I am not sure about the mother situation. Anyhow the three of them were wrestling and fighting and carrying on. I nicknamed them X, AJ and Dre.
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And there she was. Baby Grace.
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This adolescent was still freaking out. He/She was doing donuts on top of the garbage can. I hope there weren’t any imagineers near by. That would be the concept for the newest attraction😂
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You can see Baby Grace’s head here. When mom and baby showed up the teenagers stopped goofing off. I guess Dad, Gino, has laid down the law. “Gino, are you free this weekend?”
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Mama and baby relaxing.
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This is one of the bachelors. He looks so sad. He needs a GF❤
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Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26 cont

Dre found us and we took some mother/son photos on the way out of the gorilla trail.

SIL and J
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Dre on his tippy toes, no smile.
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No toes slight smile.
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My friends (you know who you are) I bought and wore this hat for you all. L🥑🥑k closely.

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(Dre on his toes)

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We were passing Kali river rapids and it was a posted 10 minute wait. It was just after 10:00 and it had opened at 10:00. We had some time before our EE FP so lets go.
Oh...
My...
Word...
10? Ten?
Ten minutes???
It was a 45 minute wait.
Forty-Five minutes.
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I got soaked!
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Our EE FP window was closing at 11:05. We tapped at 11:07.
GREEN!
 

Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26 cont
EE FP time!
J is ready to go!
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As are SIL and I🥑
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Then we headed to our Navi River Journey FP.
Smile you are at Disney World!
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Blurry selfie. What did you expect?
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Ok. Quiz time. What is this? While walking from Pandora to the Festival of the Lion King it is on your left.
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BTW, this isnt one of those things where I ask you a question I know the answer to. I have no clue what this is going to be.
 

Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26 cont.

Our Safari FP was suppose to be now but we had done the safari earlier. Remember? It was the best of safari it was the worst of safari.
So Festival of the Lion King it was. SIL loves this show❤

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The good news is we had pretty good seats. The bad news is there was one light on in the entire theatre and it was right next to me.
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The good news is I was able to surf WDWmagic without anyone noticing. Some magicians were getting together tonight and I was trying to keep up with the deets.

My fave.
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My notes said this was the best show I ever saw. I dont remember why but the notes dont lie.

We were hungry. I thought the boys would enjoy Flame tree bbq. I taught SIL how to mobile order.

When they went to pour my beer (I had ordered bud light out of respect for my BIL because he works for AB) the keg was dry. SIL and boys had food. Did I want to wait for a new tap while my food got cold?? Not really. I said I would have the other beer. “I know it costs more (and tastes way better) but I will pay the difference.” “Keep your money young lady.”
I got an upgraded beer and was called young all at the same time. If that is not pixie dust...

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A thing of beauty!

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Loaded mac n cheese and pulled pork sandwiches were our items of choice. I liked it better than the pulled pork sandwich I had the night before on the Boardwalk.
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Dre stripped his pulled pork mac and cheese and gave me the good stuff!
 

Darstarr

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MONDAY 8/26 cont

We had hoped for a PP pix in front of the tree but we had entered the park separately because of Dre’s MB problems. And now as we left there was one photographer and a huge line! Selfie it is!
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Dre wouldnt take a picture with me. “It’s too hottttt.” Who does that sound like?

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We were on the bus by 1:45 heading back to the Boardwalk Villas. Aaaah

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I hadnt noticed this Mickey in the carpet earlier.

I took these screen shots poolside.
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I rarely complain about the heat because I hate the cold and if I have to complain about something I can’t control it is going to be the cold.
Bright side: look how low the humidity was!!
But 80% chance of rain. Hmmmm☔

I had a soft sided cooler filled with water and...
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Cheers!
We relaxed and the boys swam. Bliss.
But SIL wasnt as content as I was. She wanted a draft beer. Sure, I prefer draft but we have ice cold Corona Lights right here.

I joined her at the pool bar. There were two bartenders and they were each helping someone. We stood back a bit so we weren't breathing down the necks of the customers in front of us. But when you leave the door open...

Warning! This will be graphic and judgy and perhaps even mean.
A girl with her suit up her butt cut right in front of us and proceded to order drinks and food. Lots. She clearly was not 21 and the bar tender asked her for ID. Which she didnt have. Then he told her she didnt have charging privledges on her MB. She turns to her friend/sister/cousin/ whatever and whines, “can you go get Daddy?”
Ok, you cut in front of us. You dont have ID. You can’t charge. And pull your suit out of your butt! And shame on the bar tender who knew we were next but decided to help the twit.
So Jersey Joe comes over and pulls out a wad. “What do you need sweety?”
“Where is my Daddy?”
“Here, you need money? How much?” Counting bills and thrusting them toward her, “here.”
We got SIL’s beer. As we walked away we looked at each other and said “Jersey. They are definitely from Jersey.”
 

NothatDonald

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Two for two???


Ha ha. Yes I see the irony.


Well, obviously he is my second favorite. Good to have you here. Where ya been??


No thanks! 😀
Working lots and racking up air miles. We always make it down for FWF and MNSSHP, but this year with the Edge opening we decided to pass and planned a trip to Maui instead. I know there will be many feeling really sorry for me lol. But as I was reading TRs and making noise about how much fun my Magician friends were having, my wife said “so how random would it be if I just booked a trip using some of our free miles to go to Mickey’s Christmas Party?”. Did I mention how much I love that girl? Looks like another random TR is on the way.
 

Disstevefan1

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Sunday 8/25 cont

Soarin was listed at 20 on MDE but by the time I got there it was 45 min. No thanks.
I will use my imagination instead.
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I wonder how many kids ask what these are. 😂
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Back row all to myself. There was a family of three in the front, smaller row. I offered to switch with them so they could have more room. They looked at me like I asked for their wallets.

I think I always take a pix of this pix.
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I think I always take this pix too. Trunk is not up but...
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I took this because I thought it looked cool.
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I took this because I stink at taking pix.
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Ha ha ha ha
That last pic is best viewed with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 😎
 

Darstarr

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Working lots and racking up air miles. We always make it down for FWF and MNSSHP, but this year with the Edge opening we decided to pass and planned a trip to Maui instead. I know there will be many feeling really sorry for me lol. But as I was reading TRs and making noise about how much fun my Magician friends were having, my wife said “so how random would it be if I just booked a trip using some of our free miles to go to Mickey’s Christmas Party?”. Did I mention how much I love that girl? Looks like another random TR is on the way.
She is a keeper!
BTW, I love Maui!!!
 
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