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Trip Report The Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue Trip Report *Complete*

DisneyGigi

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I always skip the rest of the buffet and have crab leg palooza with mini desserts
You leave in a couple of days right? Are you doing a Cape May this trip? The big fried shrimp are really good, try a couple of you are.
 

DisneyGigi

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Full as could be, we went back to the room for a bit before doing some laundry and roaming the resort.

It seemed Lotso had been having a party while we were out.
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Two things to mention here.

1. I am an adult that missed her Lotso so bad, I had to buy a new one to sleep.

Ya, ya, I know grow up right?
Well, my son bought one for me shortly after he got married and I sleep with it under my chin. I have done that for the past 4 1/2 years and if I forget it, I cannot sleep. I have forgotten him twice, so this is my current collection of Lotso bears. 😬😳

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2. Mousekeeping this trip other than this day and one other was seriously lacking. I tip at least 5 bucks everyday and keep the room very clean. All they have to do is make the bed and take the towels I neatly leave in a pile and leave new ones, empty the trash and leave soap, tissue etc.

Except they rarely left more than one washcloth. 2 people- 1 washcloth? No new soap except one day, and two days in a row did not leave toilet tissue. I seriously had to use the Kleenex!!!!

They also did not leave any k cups on 2 different days. I don’t know if they are short staffed at Coronado with the Tower opening or what but it was ridiculous.

I was also very disappointed that the lotion is gone, as well as the aloe gel. We had mouthwash, they did not replace it when we used it either, and the shower cap, vanity kit and a bar of soap. Also missing was the notepad and pen. How am I supposed to leave a note asking for Toilet tissue with no pen or paper??

I wished I had taken the 60 bucks to have not had Mousekeeping and saved my tip money. 🙄

And edit to add,

Pretty sure I just scared the UPS driver answering the door in my facial purifying mask.
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NunuBelle

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1. I am an adult that missed her Lotso so bad, I had to buy a new one to sleep.
I totally understand!
Frank got me a small Gingerbread Man plushie for our first Christmas as a married couple. Gingy. I slept with him every night for years, took him with me on all our travels. I have pictures with him at the Empire State and even at the Colosseum, just to mention a couple.

He got lost in Miami a few years ago... left him between the sheets at our room and dissapeared... I'll spare you the sad details of our desperate search for him...

Frank looked for months online for a "replacement". Nothing. Had to have one handmade on Etsy. Luckily we had many pictures of him, so he came out looking just like my beloved Gingy. 🥰

So yeah, I get it.
 

DisneyGigi

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I totally understand!
Frank got me a small Gingerbread Man plushie for our first Christmas as a married couple. Gingy. I slept with him every night for years, took him with me on all our travels. I have pictures with him at the Empire State and even at the Colosseum, just to mention a couple.

He got lost in Miami a few years ago... left him between the sheets at our room and dissapeared... I'll spare you the sad details of our desperate search for him...

Frank looked for months online for a "replacement". Nothing. Had to have one handmade on Etsy. Luckily we had many pictures of him, so he came out looking just like my beloved Gingy. 🥰

So yeah, I get it.
I am so glad it isn’t just me! There is just something about it that makes me doze right off to sleep. That is very cool you were able to get one made on Etsy. I had never thought of that before.
 

DisneyGigi

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August 29th- Day 6

We had many discussions about do we or don’t we do Star Wars opening.

B is the Star Wars fan but he isn’t obsessed with it. He was as a kid and when they rereleased the movies I went to see them with him. I wasn’t impressed, at all. I love Chewbacca and I did enjoy the last one in the prequel stuff about Darth Vader becoming Darth Vader. I liked Force Awakens, it was really good. We went twice. Neither of us cared for the Last Jedi and still have only watched it once.

So to sum it up, neither of us cared if we saw it opening day or not. It will be there when we go back. Had he wanted to, as good as he is to me, I would have went at anytime he wanted to but I was happy he didn’t care. If it had been Marvel Land, I would have been there with bells and whistles on or whatever that saying is. I am a Marvel girl, even if I am still a little bit bitter about the whole Iron Man thing. 😭

And p.s. don’t even get me started on what a terrible GiGi I felt like when I let Stinker watch this one. He cried 500 times harder than I did at the theater and I cried until both contacts came out on my cheeks. He is 3 1/2 and will sit and watch all of the movies from beginning to end but not this one, I won’t let him now.

So, we had FP at AK morning, stopped to admire the beauty and grace of Divine.

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Rode EE, twice standby, once FP.
I never get tired of that ride!

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Then, there is one thing that I can never not do, and it too never gets old!

Hint- (really obvious one, lol)

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DisneyGigi

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I had to stop and get my last Harambe Cooler. Still hate we missed Bob because we have such a fun go with him. He calls B a traitor if he goes to the other side of the bar to sit. 😂 Steve was there and he is a hoot too, and again I think his Harambes are better. He mixes them from the bottles rather than topping a Lost on Safari off with the spiced rum.

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Fell asleep during my one viewing of the movie in 2009 or whenever it came out but FoP is an outstanding ride. Best ride, period in my book. I love it and with each ride only think so even more!
 

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DisneyGigi

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I grabbed these cuties, then headed to check out F & W. We took the bus to Yacht & Beach Club and walked in the back gate.
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We had a group message going where those of us that met up were posting in, and @Tony the Tigger and I had talked about meeting up this day for drinks.

He was at a tasting between UK and Canada, and starving because I had not ate, thought it sounded pretty good. We got there a little late but not only did they seat us, they did it for free. Anniversary Pixie Dust, the CMs called it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the dish and the demonstration.

It was an amazing Tuna, from the chef from Boathouse, and a red wine, but I missed the part about what exact wine it was.

A selfie, then we headed to Rose & Crown for a longer, able to chat drink.
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In all the chatting, I forgot my mug. :(
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Great pic of you guys, if it had not been for that glare.
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It was great to get to meet up again! Both of us enjoyed it so much. 😘

And I have not had that reference, to my name, of a certain 80s song, in a few years. 😂 Loved it. You guys are awesome.
 

DisneyGigi

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After our drinks I wanted to try a few snacks from F & W. We headed to France where we tried these- the Passion Fruit Martini was good the food was just meh....
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One last Grand Marnier...
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And Filet and Cheddar cheese soup
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My Disney Ducks
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And with that my foot was killing me and so swollen the straps on flip flop were cutting into it. Not to even mention the eating and drinking things I normally don’t my whole body and face even was bloated. We called it a day and went back to resort where this cute little guy was hanging out. I miss having bunnies. 😭
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DisneyGigi

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Our flight did not leave until 5:35 and the old me, the me that didn’t get to go every three months for a year would have went to a park. I had no desire to go.
So we slept in, took bags to bell services, said goodbye to Gail, shared a nacho for lunch, had a drink- then hit the Tragical to the airport.
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All smiles!
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Great flight, on time low lines at checkin except TSA was a bit longer. Little over an hour flight.
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I forgot how impressive this thing is from the air to still be that big!
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And that is a wrap!!!

Final thoughts up next....
 

DisneyGigi

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I enjoyed this trip very much, as always but there was one thing I realized-

I don’t have to do everything when we go this much. I don’t know if I like that. One of the things that I love about Walt Disney World is the build up and anticipation to the trip. The past 4 trips, being so close together, I have felt like wow, I really have to make FP again already. I know to most that is going to sound insane but I appreciate it more when I have to wait a bit for it. I loved being able to go so much and being an AP again but I am looking forward to waiting awhile again too.

So in the end, we did let APs die and did not book a bounceback. Shocking huh? We plan on going next year but not sure what month. August is too hot, I do know that much. I am over August! We have thought maybe May but it will depend upon which week in May we go to the beach.

And believe it or not.... I have B listening to thoughts of a Disneyland trip!! I have always wanted to go back so bad.

My other trip reports from being an AP can be found below, if you haven’t read.

September 18
November 18
May 19

I just realized I should have titled this “The Many Adventures of Gigi with an AP” 😂😂

Thanks for reading!!
 

DisneyGigi

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Biltmore! :inlove:
I have been too many times to count, but seeing it up close or from far away, no matter how often I do, still takes my breath! Beautiful, no pixie dust but still magical!
Great TR!! You & B look like you had a wonderful time!! Even though it may be awhile I look forward to your next one!!:)
Thanks! We did have a great trip and the next one won’t be a whole year away I don’t think but we are definitely slowing down for a little while.
Agreed that August is too hot! But so glad you got to enjoy your AP to fullest! Thanks for taking us along!
The older I get, the hotter it feels! To be fair it is still hot here! Toasty summer 🔥 We made wonderful use of those APs, that is for sure. Thanks for reading. :)
I have thoroughly enjoyed following your trip ... sorry to see it end!
Thanks for following along! :)
 
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