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Trip Report THE ONE WITH A FEW MAGICIANS IN AUGUST

meggo819

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@MinnieM123 @meggo819 and @Swissmiss
True Value, er @Tuvalu is correct. My favorite mouseketeer is Darlene. Sorry for the confusion. I thought that one would be kind of obvious.
Feeling the need to stand up for us lol...

I noticed “Dar” in the corner and immediately got it too. And Minnie wasn’t necessarily saying her guess was Annette, just pointing out that she was missing. And then I thought it was ironic that her name was in the same corner of the picture that you pointed out. 🤷‍♀️
 

lindawdw

Active Member
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!
 

Darstarr

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I got that too. hee hee hee :geek:
Two for two???

Feeling the need to stand up for us lol...

I noticed “Dar” in the corner and immediately got it too. And Minnie wasn’t necessarily saying her guess was Annette, just pointing out that she was missing. And then I thought it was ironic that her name was in the same corner of the picture that you pointed out. 🤷‍♀️
Ha ha. Yes I see the irony.

and I thought you would say Don..... who coincidentally grew up to be Robbie Douglas on My Three Sons.
Well, obviously he is my second favorite. Good to have you here. Where ya been??

The whole Mouseketeers thing was turning into "@Darstarr gate"! 🤣
No thanks! 😀
 

Darstarr

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Original Poster
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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Original Poster
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.
 
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