The big Disney Report

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  1. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    well... I figured I'd get started on our trip report. This is going to take days to complete probably so bear with me and check back often haha.

    Our trip started at 3 am on SAturday when we got up to start the long drive (I don't fly... so we drive everytime) and after stopping for the night in Georgia we continued on our way on Sunday and arrived at our resort in Disney World, Old Key West around noon.

    WELCOME HOME! That's what they say when you arrive at the resort and it's the best.

    Here is the living room/dining room/kitchen area of our two bedroom villa. That's Hannah and her favorite cousin Madison. it's like an apartment lol I could live there but Disney has a stipulation that says you can't live there LOL
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    Our first night started out with a character dinner at Chef Mickeys. Here is the whole gang (14 of us total lol. Brians parents, my dad, siblings and neices and nephew)
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    The fab five came around to the tables to visit with everyone (Mickey, Minnie, donald, goofy and pluto)
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    After dinner we headed off to the Disney Junior Dance Party at HOllywood Studios.

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    This guy is from Little Einsteins and he really took a special liking to Hannah lol. He spent about 5 minutes with just her
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    Hannah and her favorite cousin, Mads
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    Hannah told Minnie how much she loves her and Minnie melted LOL
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    Goofy might be my new favorite. throughout the whole trip Goofy was a great character to meet (yes we met him many times lol). he really is a prince in disguise
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    The next morning we got up and went to Hollywood Studios. At this point I have to really sing Hannahs praises. She did not go to bed until midnight the previous night and I had her up around 7:30 the next morning. This was fairly typical of the trip, bed late and up early and she only took one nap the whole trip but she was so pleasant the whole time. She was probably quite tired and near the end of the trip she started getting a cold but she didn't throw ONE tantrum and she only cried ONE time when she broke the glass on her jewelry box and cut her hand (not badly thank GOD.. when I heard the glass break I was about to FREAK OUT thinking for sure she had to have sliced herself up).

    Her beautiful face when we first arrived at the park Monday morning
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    First things first, sent Brian to get fastpasses for Toy Story Midway Mania... seriously the BEST RIDE EVER!!!! and while he was doing that we had to meet characters of course lol

    Stitch was up first. He was funny. He kept teasing her with her book. (there was a little concert going on on the stage right next to us so that's why she has her ear muscles on)
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    Then the big moment arrived... PINK MINNIE. Her most favorite Minnie in the whole world is the one in the pink dress (hence Hannah's pink minnie dress she is wearing lol). there is just something super special about that moment when you watch your child meet their hero and the best part is these characters GET just how special this is for these kids.

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    Hannahs signature Curtsey
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    Kisses from sorcerer Mickey (daddys favorite character of all)
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    The video of the meet and greet with pink minnie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBxqoyqBg_o&feature=plcp
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    PRECIOUS PRECIOUS PRECIOUS <3 You can really see how happy she is in the pictures with pink minnie! what a special awesome trip :D MORE PICTURES!

    ..and i would totally live in that disney apartment lol
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    PHINEAS AND FERB... my personal favorites lol

    Getting down with her bad self
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    I had to jump in for a photo too lol (and a HUG haha)

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    They have a really cool playground there based on "Honey I Shrunk The Kids"
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    These little steps made music
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    Green army man from toy story... this is not a statue lol
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    Inside the waiting area for Toy Story Mania
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    After that we went back to the room for a break before heading back for the nighttime stuff. Hannah had to have a wardrobe change lol

    Hannah, Brian and Grammy
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    Disney has an amazing lights display called the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. there was a family in Little Rock, Arkansas and the daughter wanted Christmas lights and the father went out and bought a ton of lights and did the house up Griswald style. The neighbors complained and the city made him take them down. Disney got wind of this and went to him and said "we'll take your lights, we'll add a ton more, and we'll name it after you" and this is what they did with them. the father passed away this past year, FYI.
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    A video of the lights display to music
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  5. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Oh I have many many more pictures to come. this is only our first day hahaha. It's going to probably take a couple days to get this all done :p

    Yeah I would also live in that disney apartment. it's bigger than my HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! lol
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Waltzing with Santa Goofy. This was a fun character we hadn't met before

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    DAY 2:

    The next morning it was off to Epcot. When you first walk in Daisy is RIGHT THERE so we couldn't just walk past lol

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    I love these photos where she's giggling with her hands up in front of her face... it was kind of the theme of this trip. SO MANY photos like this lol
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    BIG HUGS but Daisy wasn't done with her yet
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    Daisy took off her bracelet for Hannah to try on
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    Comparing shoes
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    Mickey was up next. These glasses kill me LOL
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    Mickey liked them too and wanted to try them on. silly Mickey, he also started a trend lol. Everyone had to try on the glasses after that
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    Even Pluto lol
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    OK... time to break for dinner.

    TO BE CONTINUED.....
     
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    Do you guys do anything but hang out with characters? LOL. I'm horribly jealous.
     
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    -bogart- Member of WHODAT Nation.

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    aggagagagag I will not convert...... ah heck , ya did it , I am loving some disney . and hannah Is adorbs as usual . where did the little baby go , she is all kid now.
     
  9. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    LOL, we mostly do characters but we do rides too. The best thing about this time of year is the crowds are really low so we don't wait more than ten minutes for anything lol. We did all the rides we wanted to do, sometimes more than once and met all the characters multiple times lol.

    Bogart.... MWAHHAHAHA. But yeah seriously there is no baby left at all.. She is all little girl
     
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    stafinois Professional Nerd

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    I think you are at least the fourth person I know that was at Disney World last week. I'm missing out!
     
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    I am not jealous at all nope not one bit pffffffffft. I am a HUGE Disney person I could about live in the "cheap" rooms an be happy :p
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Ok Continuing on with Day 2 at Epcot

    We had fast passes for Soarin' (which is a SUPER cool hang glider simulation... it's amazing) but we had to waste some time before we could go back to get on the ride. So characters it is lol

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    Silly fun with Minnie... showing her all her Minnie Mouse accessories lol
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    Then we played "The Great Piggy Bank Adventure" that teaches kids about saving and investing money
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    Playing with Daddy and Grammy
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    NO idea what this face was about LOL
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    This is Duffy bear... doesn't he look so cuddly?
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    dancing
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    Being Silly
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    A bow and a curtsey
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    My MIL has a Disney rewards Chase Visa card and there is a special meet and greet for cardholders so we went and did that next.

    Hannah dances with everyone LOL and I'm pretty sure Pluto is about to do the "sprinkler"
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    Pluto was sniffing her... since he's a dog and all LOL she thought that was hilarious and his whiskers tickle
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    After all the characters we went to The Seas with Nemo. This is very cool. You get on a clam shell and ride through scenes from the movie except the "screens" where you see nemo and friends is actually on the aquarium walls so you also see all the fish swimming behind them. here is a little video of part of it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAwx-vYcyH0&feature=youtu.be


    Once we were inside we went to Turtle Talk with Crush. Another VERY cool experience. It's actually actor driven and totally interactive. Hannah was picked to ask Crush a question.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TsNdm95pAw&feature=youtu.be

    AHHHH Bruce got us
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    Manatees
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    Feeding time
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    It's CRUSH
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    wee seahorse
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    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    I LOVE it when yall go to Disney cause then I can see pics and watch videos for 3 days :D

    Hannah is just... seriously there are not enough words in the world to describe how beautiful, smart, amazing and happy she is. We all have watched her grow up here and she gets better and better every time you share something about her.

    Love the pics/vids keep em coming cause I can't pick a freakin' favorite, I love them all! LOL
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    At this point most of the family went back to the room for afternoon break because they were returning in the evening but we were staying and not planning on coming back at night because Hannah had an early morning the following day. So at this point Hannahs cousin and Grandpa stayed with us and we toured around a bit more.

    Chip and Dale are always fun
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    We started making our way back to World Showcase.

    UK first, where we met Alice. they had a very long discussion that I was not privvy to LOL all I heard was "I always wear a party dress because you never know when a tea party will pop up" lol
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    Then we found Mary Poppins
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    She told me that I was raising quite a young lady LOL
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    We walked through all the countries, stopping in France for a Grand Marnier and Grey Goose orange slushie... Oh yeah that was good LOL and then off to Japan for Pick a Pearl. This is fun. You go in and you pick an oyster from the tank... anyone you want. Then they do a little ceremony as they open it up and find your pearl. We do this everytime we go and we have 4 or 5 pearls now in varying colors and sizes. Eventually when we have enough I will have them drilled and make them into a bracelet for Hannah.

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    They play the drums and celebrate your pearls lol
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    The pearls (Hannahs cousin got one too)
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    Then we made our way around to mexico and got a nice Frozen Mango Margarita lol and headed up to the front to ride Spaceship Earth (the ride inside the epcot ball) and head back to the room
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Day 3: Magic Kingdom

    This was the BIG day. We had to be up early to get to Magic Kingdom in time for Hannahs trip to the Bippity Boppity Boutique for 8:50 (that means we got into the park EARLY. Park open wasn't until 9 am... EEEE so exciting)

    Barely anyone around
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    Photopass guy telling Hannah the secret of Tinkerbell. "if little princesses hold their hands out like this, Tinkerbell will come and land in your hand but you have to be quick if you want to see her". This is what they call a magic shot. They pose the child and then super impose Tink into the photo later. Very cute.

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    Bippity Boppity Boutique inside the Castle. Just LOOK at this place
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    Getting Primped and pampered
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    A final sprinkle of Pixie Dust before they reveal her new look
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    All done... now spin me around so I can see LOL
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    I think she's pleased
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    The transformation is complete. The dress is one my mom found at used goods store for TWO DOLLARS and the only thing wrong with it was the hem was coming out of the bottom. so I just sewed it back up and good as new. $2... can't believe it lol
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    A little video from the boutique
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Alice again... this time with her friend the White Rabbit. We haven't met the White Rabbit before so this was fun
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    The teacups. this one is special for me because it's a "Hanny/Mommy ride" only lol. Daddy doesn't like rides that spin so it's always just her and I. Even when she's 40 I'm going to make her ride it with me LOL
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    Another new Meet and Greet and this one was AWESOME. It's MERIDA!!!!! Hannah had to show her her "shooting my bow and arrow" pose
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    So Merida got Her bow for Hannah. One of my favorite shots from this trip (PS... Daddy is getting Hannah a Merida Bow and Arrow set for Christmas lol)
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    Another favorite shot... I told Daddy he had to get in there for a pose since he's the bow hunter in our house lol. He posed and Merida said "Oh well let's see now..." and circled around him and said "it's pretty good but drop your elbow here" LOL hence the big grin on Brians face in this shot and I love how Hannah is looking up at Merida to make sure she's got it right (my little lefty lol)
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    Another new character meet and greet back in the new expansion Storybook Circus. madame Daisy Fortuna
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    And Minnie Magnifique with her trained dogs lol
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    Posing like the doggies
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    This was really fun because at the end of the meet and greet with Minnie Hannah said "Oh Minnie, I just LOVE you" and Minnie melted lol. Then Hannah said "Ok bye for now Minnie. I'll be back later to see you" and Minnie nodded and pointed to her spot and then at her watch like same time same place LOL. Later on during the 3 o clock parade Minnies float came by and minnie looked over the side and waved at Hannah and then started clapping and pointed at Hannah and then at her watch just like she did earlier and I said "It's the same Minnie from the circus" and she nodded and clapped LOL she recognized Hannah which was super cool
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Next was The Great Goofini the stunt pilot lol. WE were the only people in line so goofy was just waiting for us to get there and he hid behind the post... hannah ran up and said "BOO" and this is him stumbling back from being startled.

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    The Waltz
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    The Astounding Donaldo Snake Charmer
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    Mermaid Ariel (another new character for us)
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    Prince Erics castle in the new Fantasyland expansion
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    The new Under the Sea Ariel ride
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Tigger and Pooh
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    Buzz Lightyear
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    Cap'n Jack Sparrow
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    Princess Tiana
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    Marie signing the slipper on Hannah's Minnie in the Marie Pajamas
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    Another conversation I was not privvy to lol
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    A random person came up and gave Hannah this Minnie mouse made out of Masking Tape lol
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    This lady is a celebrity at Disney world. I don't know how long she has worked there but she used to be quite a heavy set lady and then she decided she was going to lose weight and the way she was going to do it was dancing at work. so during every parade or anytime there is music playing you can spot her dancing up a storm with some crazy awesome moves. She lost something like 150 pounds. You can tell she really loves her job too
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    Id love to go to disney looks like a great time (I havnt been since I was 7)

    My best friends brother works there. he has some good stories about the charectors. such as so and so is a raging alcoholic lol. surprised they can keep themselves together for the kids, lucky
     

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