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Old 12-21-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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This is the dawning of the rest of our lives... AT DISNEY WORLD!!!! COMPLETED 1/6!!!!

LIVIN IT UP.... love that feeling!! LIVIN IT UP!!!!!!!!!
LET THE MEMORIES BEGIN!!!!!!



Anyone else think that the LIVIN IT UP song is the worst and BEST song ever?! My mom and I constantly made fun of it this entire trip. Some say that there is no excuse for Comic Sans, but I think there is: Livin' It Up! I love the message of the song but it's just... dorky? Or something. Lame. Every time we left the our hotel room or entered a park we would sing, "LIVIN IT UP" in a totally goofy voice. And usually we'd dance around like idiots. And if something really awesome or hilarious happened, we would just instantly break into it... LIVIN IT UP, MY HEART STARTS BEATING!!!!! Are ya dizzy yet?!

The other theme of this trip was quoting the QUEEN aka Stacey.


If you are one of those people who can't stand her, I don't think I can recommend this Trip Report to you. I personally think Stacey is completely free of all flaws, and that is why I have been quoting her since 2006. My mom was kind of on the fence about her until this trip when she finally fell off the Stacey lovin' cliff and embraced the madness that is Stacey. She too began quoting her all the time and so if you saw two crazy blondes running around the parks singing LIVIN IT UP and screaming "TEST TRACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!" and "Pirates of the Caribbean! ARGGGGHHHHH!", well... That was us.

WELCOME!!!!!

Oh. HELLO YOU! Kinda forgot I was writing this for an audience and not just for my own giggles.

My name is Lia, I'm 21 years old, I work in the business of show and I have had a serious Disney addiction, obsession, infatuation, and devotion going on since the day I was born. This is partly because of my mom (the only other cast member in this fabulous and fierce Disney duo... though there will be special guests later on! Yay, foreshadowing!) who bought me all the Disney movies and taped Disney Channel specials for me as a child!

When I was 4, she convinced my dad that we should take a trip to Disney World for my 5th birthday. He originally said no, thinking I wouldn't remember the trip and that I was too young. Boy, was he wrong! I remember so many things from that first trip and all our subsequent ones! Disney left a giant imprint on me all those years ago, and I have not been the same since. It is VERY hard for me to choose a favorite park, ride, character, movie, etc... because I LOVE IT ALL SO MUCH! It's all wham!

You probably know me from my very famous prior masterpiece, The MCLOVINS Hit The World... HARD! that has been going on for over eighteen months. Yeah, it's an awesome trip report. People love it. If you haven't read it, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE!! GET OVER THERE!!

So, the "yesterday" is covered, now let's get to the present trip report! I planned and canceled this trip THREE TIMES, so there begins the madness. Just warning: there is always craziness and randomness when it comes to my mom and I at Disney. Silly things just happen to us. We do nothing (mostly) to attract this hilarity, it is simply thrust upon us. Good stories abound!

We went from December 5-14, which is a time I never thought I would visit Disney World. I always wanted to see the parks during the holidays, but December is such a busy time as it is and my favorite time to go is during the Food & Wine Festival in Oct/Nov or for my birthday in April. When we had to cancel our trip planned for October 28-Nov 6, I didn't know when we'd end up going. But frankly, I've had a crazy year and I needed an escape to my happy place MORE THAN EVER. I really don't want to get too deep on here, but when I say I needed Disney, TRUST ME!! I needed it! So as soon as I was free of work commitments, I booked the trip and two weeks later... WE WERE AT DISNEY WORLD!

Disclaimer: This Trip Report(R) has no affiliation to Stacey or the talented writers and performers involved with the creation of Livin' It Up. I am simply a fan who aspires to be 1/16th as cool as these people. Thank you.

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DAY 1: DECEMBER 5, 2011
Day 1, Part 1 In Which We Roll Like G's
Day 1, Part 2 In Which In Which The Kingdom Stays Open In Honor Of A Very Special Princess
Day 1, Part 3 In Which We Form A New Ohana At Ohana
Day 1, Part 4 In Which Someone Finally Recognizes My Royal Status
Day 1, Part 5 In Which We Let The Memories Begin!
Day 1, Part 6 In Which We Probably Made Goofy Look Normal


DAY 2: DECEMBER 6, 2011
Day 2, Part 1 In Which There Are No Mickeys Hidden In Disney Greenery
Day 2, Part 2 In Which I Discover New Realms of Awesomeness At The Hollywood Tower Hotel
Day 2, Part 3 In Which We Don't Wanna Run, We Just Wanna Bang On The Drum All Day
Day 2, Part 4 In Which We Visit The Cat That Hates People
Day 2, Part 5 In Which I Am Covered In Tequila
Day 2, Part 6 In Which We Feel Bad For Ringo



DAY 3: DECEMBER 7, 2011
Day 3, Part 1 In Which I Do The Joey Lunge
Day 3, Part 2 In Which There Is A Half Naked Drunk Old Man
Day 3, Part 3 In Which I Meet The Man I'm Going To Marry

Day 3, Part 4 In Which Everything Totally Blows
Day 3, Part 5 In Which They (RUDELY) Close Epcot In The Middle of Our Conversation!


DAY 4: DECEMBER 8, 2011
Day 4, Part 1 In Which We (Almost) Sustain Several Injuries
Day 4, Part 2 In Which No Cupcake For You!
Day 4, Part 3 In Which NOW I'm Ready For Safari!
Day 4, Part 4 In Which We Venture To Uncharted Territory


DAY 5: DECEMBER 9, 2011
Day 5, Part 1 In Which Minnie Mouse Freaks Out!
Day 5, Part 2 In Which We Celebrate the Fourth of July Four Times

Day 5, Part 3 In Which I Use Witchcraft To Communicate With People
Day 5, Part 4 In Which We Have Ourselves A Merry Little Christmas


DAY 6: DECEMBER 10, 2011
Day 6, Part 1 In Which We're Here To Change The World
Day 6, Part 2 In Which I Plan A French Wedding
Day 6, Part 3 In Which I Give Up On Vodka
Day 6, Part 4 In Which It's Time For Disney On Crack
Day 6, Part 5 In Which We Find New Ways To Be Drunk Without Alcohol
Day 6, Part 6 In Which History Repeats Its......zzZzZZzzzz
Day 6, Part 7 In Which The Annual Splashathon Commences!


DAY 7: DECEMBER 11, 2011
Day 7, Part 1 In Which Pascal Is Nowhere To Be Found
Day 7, Part 2 In Which The Tigers Make Me Cry
Day 7, Part 3 In Which I Am Almost Clark Griswold
Day 7, Part 4 In Which The Lion Isn't Sleeping Tonight
Day 7, Part 5 In Which More Weird Sea Life Is Discovered
Day 7, Part 6 In Which We Eat 65 Million Years Ago
Day 7, Part 7 In Which I Just Can't Get Flynn Rider's Name Right


DAY 8: DECEMBER 12, 2011
Day 8, Part 1 In Which No One Shows Up To Animal Kingdom (Again)
Day 8, Part 2 In Which I Thought That Only Happened In The Movies
Day 8, Part 3 In Which I Wander Around And Eat Bad Pizza
Day 8, Part 4 In Which I Fall Asleep While Trying to Stay Up And Stay Up While Trying to Fall Asleep
Day 8, Part 5 In Which Hot Cast Members and Free Hummus Cheer Me Up
Day 8, Part 6 In Which There Is More Free Food
Day 8, Part 7 In Which We End Up Doing The Same Stuff We Always Do


DAY 9: DECEMBER 13, 2011
Day 9, Part 1 In Which I Calm Down... A Little
Day 9, Part 2 In Which I Mourn Toontown and Meet Up With Mom
Day 9, Part 3 In Which No One Says A Word About My Poor Etiquette
Day 9, Part 4 In Which This Is ALL THAT!
Day 9, Part 5 In Which I Am A Repetitive Depressive Eater


DAY 10: DECEMBER 14, 2011
Day 10, Part 1 In Which It's Not Over Til It's Over
Day 10, Part 2 In Which It's Always Boom
Day 10, Part 3 In Which The Mouse Will Always Be There To Welcome You Home
Day 10, Part 4 In Which... Let's Not Talk About What Happened Next



MAKIN' DREAMS COME TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE...

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October 2012 Pre-Trip Report Installments

7/30: I'm Going To Disney World!
8/12: Real Life Update & Our Trip Plans
10/10: The Food & Wine Festival Must-Dos & More!!
10/15: Random Things About Our Trip!
10/20: Leaving For Disney Tomorrow!
11/01: This Is The Trip That Never Ends!
11/05: Finally In My Dwelling Place

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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HELLO! I've lurked your other Trip Report the past couple weeks (still have to go back and read the whole thing though), and I am happy to be here for the start of this one!


I love Stacey, so I am doubly excited for this TR =D
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WHOOOOO LET'S DO THIS!!

I'm so excited! FLAW FREE TRIP REPORT 2011.

Y'know, I remember a lot from my first Disney trip, too. I was only four, but I definitely have a lot of these little snapshots in my mind of certain things we did (seeing Minnie for the first time, watching Alice skip down Main Street, etc.). I still have my ticket from that trip (we only went to the Magic Kingdom for one day), so I know exactly what time I entered the Magic Kingdom for the first time in my entire life. Shh, I know I'm crazy.
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Jumping aboard this happy train now so I don't forget to mark my place! I am slowly, slowly making my way through your other trip report. Excited to read about this one in normal time! I have always wanted to go to Disney around the holidays.
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MAKIN' DREAMS COME TRUUUUUUUUUUUE OH LIVIN' IT UP LOVE THAT FEELING

That song is phenomenal. I pulled an Emma Stone in "Easy A" because the first time I heard it, I was like "Ugh what is this awfulness? Stacey deserves better." But, of course, by the end of the trip, I was LIVIN' IT UP all the time.

That screencap of Stacey is killing me. She is America's greatest treasure.

Anyway, you know I'm ready for this! I can't wait to hear about EVERYTHING.

Wham. Boom. TEST TRACK BABY!!!
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LIVIN' IT UP! Yeah, that song is a masterpiece. How could you not want to sing it all the time?

I'm so excited to read along from the beginning this time!
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I am so in for this TR! I lurked through your last one and loved it...I don't know why I never commented, I think I found it after you already started and felt weird or something! But I loved it, and I'm looking forward to this one! I love how you write, you really have your excitement and love for Disney come through! I wish I could accomplish the same in my TR's, because I love Disney SOOOO much, but I feel like sometimes I'm so boring!

Anyway, I love Stacey, I love that song, I'm not really sure why people hate Comic Sans, but I write all of my TR's in that font, and I was just there when you were, I probably passed by you at some point (my DH and I went for a quick Christmas trip 12/10-12/14)!

Can't wait to read more!
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Oh wow, you and your mom really "live it up" at night, don't ya? I swear as the day has died down, the chapters have become more hyper and crazier. I guess that's what food drunk does to you lol Sorry to hear that the MK equivalent of Maelstrom had a long wait But Tomorrowland is a good back-up plan.

LOL @ your mom sleeping on the Laugh Floor. I seriously don't understand why she would sleep in that show. Besides "NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY!!!", Laugh Floor and the AI experience are the worst shows to go to sleep in. Seriously? My mom got singled out because my dad and sister were trying to find us. It was pretty funny, but sleeping... yeah, major ridicule! to riding Space Mountain to wake you guys up *wink, wink*

YAY FANTASYLAND! You guys seemed to start out with a good track record for Night EMH there so far. I mean you seemed to get on Peter Pan's Flight fairly quickly, that's definitely a good sign. Love your pictures of the Castle, they are so pretty, especially the one where you can see right through the Castle to Main Street, that's a very rare site in most cases (sadly).

I totally agree about the Snow White situation. Like they really REALLY need ANOTHER place for M&Gs. Seriously, why can't they be like DLR and let the characters roam around wherever no true designated meeting areas. Snow White was my first ride EVER in Disney so it's near and dear to me, BUT it's gone now, being replaced by a M&G they basically already have everywhere in MK. :P Disney made a bad choice on that one :/

Can't wait to read about the rest of your crazy, food-induced drunk EMH night at MK!
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Ooh how exciting about your trip! We are there just before you- I'll make sure it's all warmed up for you.
You're going to have soo much fun!!!
Good to hear that you will be there with bells on...but not literal bells... metaphorical bells are the best anyway.

Woah watch out for the Swiss Family Treehouse stampede!
I don't even know how that tree supports the masses?!?!
I hope others joined in on your chant- I sure would have...

Oh snack drunk- happens at least a handful of times each trip.
Those snacks should come with warnings! That's when all the crazy happens!

Roz is a gem! Love her.

I am sure your mother would have appreciated you screaming that in her ear.
Such a subtle way to get across the message- almost as subtle as if she had woken to a whole audience of people laughing while she was up on the screens sleeping hehe

Totally agree with you and the others about getting rid of Snow white

Awwhh that last picture of the castle is super pretty and so christmasy looking
Yay! Thank you! I hope you have an amazing trip too! Isn't October just the best time to go? And yes I agree, metaphorical bells are always the way to go. Unless you're like... Santa or something and have literal sleigh bells, then it's fine.

Come to think of it.. I'm NOT sure how that tree stands up. It gets more traffic than Soarin'!

hahaha so true!

OH man, if she falls asleep a third time the next time I go to Disney with her... I may have to yell that.

Thank you!

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Oh wow, you and your mom really "live it up" at night, don't ya? I swear as the day has died down, the chapters have become more hyper and crazier. I guess that's what food drunk does to you lol Sorry to hear that the MK equivalent of Maelstrom had a long wait But Tomorrowland is a good back-up plan.

LOL @ your mom sleeping on the Laugh Floor. I seriously don't understand why she would sleep in that show. Besides "NO SLEEPING IN DISNEY!!!", Laugh Floor and the AI experience are the worst shows to go to sleep in. Seriously? My mom got singled out because my dad and sister were trying to find us. It was pretty funny, but sleeping... yeah, major ridicule! to riding Space Mountain to wake you guys up *wink, wink*

YAY FANTASYLAND! You guys seemed to start out with a good track record for Night EMH there so far. I mean you seemed to get on Peter Pan's Flight fairly quickly, that's definitely a good sign. Love your pictures of the Castle, they are so pretty, especially the one where you can see right through the Castle to Main Street, that's a very rare site in most cases (sadly).

I totally agree about the Snow White situation. Like they really REALLY need ANOTHER place for M&Gs. Seriously, why can't they be like DLR and let the characters roam around wherever no true designated meeting areas. Snow White was my first ride EVER in Disney so it's near and dear to me, BUT it's gone now, being replaced by a M&G they basically already have everywhere in MK. :P Disney made a bad choice on that one :/

Can't wait to read about the rest of your crazy, food-induced drunk EMH night at MK!
We Live it Up at all times, but yes, especially at night!

Hmmm I don't know. Maybe she is smarter than us all and was fake sleeping to get the monsters to notice us both times we saw Laugh Floor. hahahaha

There was no wait for Peter Pan, maybe less than 5 minutes? There never is a wait for anything when we do EMH since we go during such low crowd times as it is, EMH is usually super empty, especially as it gets later.

Thank you! I love that one where you can see Main Street through the castle too! It was so surreal and pretty to look at it that way!

Oh, I love the way the characters roam around at Disneyland. It's really really cute. I wish they did more of that at WDW. I know that around the time Tangled came out they were having Rapunzel and Flynn wander around Epcot (like even Future World, which was weird cause I never see face characters there) and it was so funny and cool!

Thank you so much!
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Subbing, we arrived that day after you left. It seems like everyone was down at Disney during this time though!
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Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a very enchanted Christmas like I did, or if you celebrate another holiday, I hope that was magical as well. And if you love Seth Cohen, MERRY CHRISMUKKUH!

I got a lot of Disney related presents of course!! My family says I'm so easy to buy for because they know they can just pick me up ANYTHING Disney and I will love it! They are right! I actually went to the Disney Outlet on Christmas Eve and bought my mom and I a bunch of last minute gifts!! I couldn't resist. I know that Christmas is not about material things, but I have to admit I had a bigger smile on my face walking out of that store with a bunch of Disney stuff than when I walked in, just sayin' I kind of want to get a part time job there, but I'm afraid I'd spend my whole paycheck before I even get it!

Ok.. here are some replies... as always THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING HERE!!! and I hope you are ready to read the best trip report of all time because I am almost done with the new update!!

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So am I the only one who sang "Livin' it Up" as soon as I started reading this? Now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head. Yet you're making me want to go youtube resort TV right now!

Stacey is amazing-we are known to quote her from time to time too. One of our favorites? "That's interesting...there doesn't seem to be any track!"

I'm glad you got to visit WDW during the holidays-it's a great time to go!
I can NOT go on Everest without thinking or saying that line!!! And when we're getting on we always yell IT'S YETI TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! and at the end "YETI!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!"

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totally in i followed you on twitter while you were in disney (a little obsessively perhaps lol) now i cant wait to hear the stories and stacey is a queen i quote her all the time while in disney before my last trip i had the must dos on my computer and watched them all the time now i cant cause it just gives me a pang of sadness cause i have no trip planned
Yay! Glad you enjoyed my Disney tweets!

And yeah, I know what you mean. Sometimes when I'm really missing Disney World, watching Stacey on youtube makes me feel worse, not better!

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But a lot later than I would've liked. Like I said on twitter, the DISboards need a mobile website like the Trip Advisor boards!! I need to be able to access the DIS at all times for crucial moments such as this one.

I'm so incredibly happy that you were able to go on a trip this year, after all that craziness and uncertainty in your life. And whenever YOU go on a trip, I get to live through your SUPER AWESOME tweets and trip report!!! WOOOOOOOOT!!!!

Ok, still a little crazy left over from work today (at a Toy drive for charity, OH YEAH!!) Ok, I'll dial that down.

Anyways, can't wait to hear all the little itty bitty details. Hope you took pics of all those hot CMs in Epcot, like that Italian one.
Aww thanks Yuki! Yes, it was a much needed trip!

I agree.. The DIS needs a TR viewing app!

It is so awesome that you did a toy drive!! We always buy a few toys for the local one in our community. It makes me feel so good to know we are making some little kid's Christmas a little better

No pictures of hot Italians I get goofy and nervous enough as it is around them that if I pulled a camera out it would just be a mess. But funny stories... oh man I have those in abundance!

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Lurked along on your last TR, so now I think I'll have to subscribe, hi! Admittedly, I had to look up the song Livin' It Up, and I'm like, Ja Rule is still around (or at least he was as of 2009 when the video I saw on YouTube was put up)? I thought he was just one of those things that disappeared when I graduated from middle school.

But anyway, I'm looking forward to reading more!
I AM CRACKING UP. oh man. The song I am referring to is not by Ja Rule BUT THAT IS SO FUNNY. Can you imagine if Disney had a Ja Rule song playing on the Must Do Disney show?

This http://youtu.be/4k_iXgSJ0Sw is the latest version of Must Do Disney and the song that plays at the beginning and end is LIVIN IT UP Enjoy and thanks for reading!

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Yay thanks so much!!

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Add one more lurker to your long list of fans...here I am...no longer lurking. I actually read your McLovin TR recently- and HAD to send one part to my sister. The part when you were on Expedition Everest-- "Hold on y'all". Aaaa, we laughed about that for a long time

Excited to read about your new adventures!
!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had no idea I had so many lurkers!! I honestly thought hardly anyone was reading my TR! WE'RE FOUR WHEELIN' NOW BABY. This is so awesome, thanks for joining in guys!

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!!! yeah, I feel like tons of my DIS/Twitter friends are either there now, just got back, or are on their way!
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I AM CRACKING UP. oh man. The song I am referring to is not by Ja Rule BUT THAT IS SO FUNNY. Can you imagine if Disney had a Ja Rule song playing on the Must Do Disney show?

This http://youtu.be/4k_iXgSJ0Sw is the latest version of Must Do Disney and the song that plays at the beginning and end is LIVIN IT UP Enjoy and thanks for reading!
Haha, oh man, I so didn't even realize that those were the lyrics to the Must Do Disney song! Which is sad considering how I had that on constantly whenever I was in the room on my last trip.

Woah, they play music at JFK? And Madonna and Paul McCartney at that? That's fantastic! Life is so much better with background music. Which may be one of the reasons life is so much better at Disney World. Hm..

Count me in as one of the people who finds McDonalds disgusting and amazing all at the same time.

And your nails are so cute!

Also, I'm practically tearing up at that story with the bus driver and the little girl's birthday. Sweetest thing ever. Oh my gosh.

And I'm not even a big meat eater, but your description of 'Ohana? I'm just like, can I go now? Like right now? It sounds so good!
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Hahaha oh the monorail voice guy. Best twitter conversation of my life. I'll probably be including that in the trip report.

HAHAHA God's giant camera. But really. GREATEST CREATION EVER.

That is one awesome man who visited the Barber Shop. I want to marry a guy who would do that. God, I love guys that love Disney. That's the key to my heart, I'm telling ya.

Thank goodness Ohana is organized like that. That restaurant is ridiculously popular so thank GOD.

When I turn 21, the first drink I want to have is a Lapu Lapu. Something is just extremely appealing about a drink being served in a pineapple.

Disney just makes everyone get along. Seriously, I bond with strangers when I'm there. I always try to keep track of how many friends my Mom makes because she talks to EVERYONE and they always get along so great!!

HAHAHA DYING No description could be more accurate.

LOL about the salad. My friend Alicia and I are always like "BRING ME THE MEAT AND THE DESSERT." Like seriously though. Salads are a waste sometimes.

I agree about the chicken. It just tastes SO GOOD I don't know what it is. Usually chicken is only blah in my opinion. But at Ohana it's GREAT. And the pot stickers and lo mein are perfect here, too!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal! And I know the feeling about being THAT FULL. I seriously always waddle out of there. AHH I just had it like 5 days ago and I seriously want to go back. YUMMMM!
I keep meaning to tell you, LOVE the new avatar! I'm so obsessed with Peter Pan right now since seeing the play last week. I mean I always loved it but now I'm on a whole other level.

I want to marry a guy who would do that too! I hate when guys think they're too cool to do something like that or wear a silly hat or something. If you want to be with me, silliness is required.


I agree, I wish every restaurant was this organized!

I want to go back SO bad. My mom and I talk about it all the time. Pretty much any time we eat, one of us says, "I wish we were at 'Ohana." LOL.

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Thank you for this post!!! We are scheduled for Ohana during our March trip and I CANNOT WAIT!!! How strange was it to share the meal family style with strangers, though? I can handle sitting with strangers at Biergarten because it is a buffet and everyone gets his/her own food... not sure how awkward it would be to be dipping from the same bowls... Hmmmm- come to think of it, it was probably like just putting the buffet out on the table as opposed to walking up there to fix your plate. Oh well, we will be a party of 9 with my cousin and her kids joining us, so I don't think we run the risk of having random people added to our table.
Thank YOU for reading and commenting!

I know it's hard to believe, but it wasn't weird at all! Everyone was so polite and friendly, and the guys were gentlemen and always offered the bowls to us ladies first. With the wrong people, it could have been a nightmare, but luckily we got lovely people. I was always hesitant to try Biergarten because you have to eat with other people, but now I'm totally open to it!

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We'd be great table mates at Ohana except the fight over the pot stickers! I really don't care about the meat, LOVE the salad, and the bread pudding.

Honestly, I wish I could go there for the pot stickers and bread pudding. I am thinking that I will go to Kona on the next trip. Someone on the Dis reported that they will serve the bread pudding...
Why thank you! That's quite a compliment!

Kona is so great too! Though I've only had breakfast there, but I've heard the dinner is amazing too. I would really love to try it sometime.

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DROOLING!

Did you all have reservations and have to sit together, or were they in the no res. line?

YUM- I really can't wait we WILL have an ADR when we go next October!
Nope, we were all in the "Guests without reservations" line.

It will be worth the wait for you guys!

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Omg the picture with the camera's reflection. I am dying.

I can't blame you for feeling weirded out about strangers sitting with you. I'm a huuuuge introvert and I just kinda want to be with people I know. But at Disney, I don't mind it so much. ~Disney magic, I suppose!

Ahahaha oh Lia. This is a foolproof way of judging people and I agree with it wholeheartedly.

THIS WHOLE ENTIRE POST MADE ME SO HUNGRY. The way you described all the food and the experience made me want to go 'Ohana SO BADLY. I was already hoping for a breakfast ADR at Kona Cafe this March, though.
Yeah, at Disney I tend to talk to people as if we've been friends for years, there's no weirdness like in real life.

I'm glad you got the Whitney joke. I haven't even watched the show because from the previews I can tell that I couldn't bear it.

That's so awesome that people find my descriptions of 'Ohana droolworthy. I was afraid this post sucked because of my lack of pics, but it doesn't seem to matter! Yay! 'Ohana's deliciousness: defying photographic evidence.

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OOOOooooooOOOOOoooooo Pretty picture. I love the Disney-created Seven Seas Lagoon.

God's giant camera is killing me. I bet he's a scrapbooker.

OH MY GOSH THE POLY I miss the smell. And the area music. And the hammocks. And the chips at Captain Cook's. And watching the Electrical Water Pageant from the beach. And the tiki torches. SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH.

You. Me. July. Lapu Lapu.

Dining with randoms at 'Ohana...I don't know how I'd feel about that. I probably would've pulled a you and tugged on my mom's sleeve while whispering "No. Say 'no', Mommy." For some reason I turn into a three year old when faced with things I don't really want to do.

And what if they turned out to be smelly or fans of the show Whitney or serial killers or pool hoppers something?
Those would be my exact concerns. You just get me, Lia.

But the salad is so delicious! I don't take a lot because I need to save room, but the dressing is so refreshing and wonderful that I can't resist.

God, reading this is making me tear up. I think I might be the only person in the world brought to tears by 'Ohana. It's just so perfect! *SOB*

You skipped the bread pudding too? BUT IT'S SO WONDERFUL. I'm not a bread pudding fan AT ALL, but 1 part bread pudding, 5 parts ice cream, 2 parts banana sauce, 2 parts Mickey sprinkles is a flawless combo.

I MISS 'OHANA. Eating food that's not from 'Ohana tonight is going to be torture.
"You. Me. July. Lapu Lapu." OMG this needs to happen. I can't even. It HAS to!

I knew you would understand my concerns! This is another reason why July has to happen, so I have someone to judge everyone with.

You are NOT the only person who is brought to tears by 'Ohana, trust me. Yesterday marked exactly one month since I ate there. It was not an easy day.

I will definitely try the bread pudding next time!

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on a cruise a lot of times you sit with other people and I don't like that so much! glad it turned out fun for you!
Yeah, it's tricky because if you got rude people at your table it could be horrible. I'm so glad we got people we liked!

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Well I don't have my usual slew of (most likely annoying) comments. But I will say this:
I wanna freakin go to 'Ohana like tomorrow and I don't know why I'm at my house because my house isn't the Poly so...
Your responses are not annoying! I enjoy them always!

"I don't know why I'm at my house because my house isn't the Poly so..."
I feel the same way. Today, I walked into my house and no one greeted me with a lei. I was furious.

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Just getting caught up on your TR! Ahhh, Magical Express sounds amazing. I've never used ME because we always rent a car, but someday I really, really want to take it! I feel like when you do, you're getting extra Disney magic in your vacation that us car renters are left out of!

I love your description of walking to your room for the first time, when your whole vacation is still ahead of you, it's such a happy time! And Stacey has to be on at all times...my DH is NOT a Stacey fan, he gets SO annoyed with her Stacey-isms, and always changes the channel when I have her on. But when we're in a Disney resort, she's on maybe 67% of the time.

I noticed she does the a lot...I do that too, and every time I do it I'm like "ugh, I'm such a loser!"

OMG I LOOOOVE the monorail voice guy! Seriously, that voice is just SO freakin Disney, I can't stand it sometimes. Getting on that monorail the first time on each trip makes me want to burst into tears.

Love the picture of God's camera...I'm sure that is exactly what he thinks when he looks down on Disney World.

I love the Poly. I need to stay there someday, it smells like Florida in there, it's perfect. And the fact that 'Ohana is just right there is even better. I'm so glad you guys got in, I did not think that was possible!! I'm a psycho with my 180 day ADR's, Le Cellier and 'Ohana are always first, days before I have to make my ADR's I start having a slight panic attack about it. The thought of not eating at either of the places is almost too much to handle! Isn't 'Ohana just SO good? We told our waitress not to even bring us salad because honestly, don't waste it on us, just bring us the good stuff. My DH and I fight over that lo mein...just thinking about it right now makes me want to cry because I know I won't be having it for like, 9 more months. (AND that's IF I can convince my DH to eat there again because he informed me on our past trip that he really doesn't like 'Ohana all that much. Except for the noodles. And the bread pudding. )

That reminds me, I can't believe you didn't eat the bread pudding! It's probably my favorite thing in the world to eat.

Can't wait to read more!
Renting a car is awesome, though. But you know what? I'd like to take DME from the airport to Disney and then get a car once at Disney, since they have various places on property where you can do that. I love the Magical Express. I especially like taking it back to the airport at the end, cause it makes it feel like you're still at Disney up until the last second, which is nice.

Thank you! and haha, I couldn't marry a guy who didn't love Stacey and enjoy watching her because I am so much like her, so that relationship would end before it even began. LOL.

I never freak out about ADRs anymore because I feel like Disney is such an accomodating company that they really try to get everyone in. Still, it's so much better to have your guaranteed ADR!

'Ohana is worth the 9 month wait! I will definitely be trying the bread pudding next time.

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OH. MY. GOODNESS.
Ohana sounds so freaking amazing!! I want to eat there so bad now!!
I'm so glad the shared table situation turned out okay. I would've been nervous.
It IS amazing, you must try it on your next trip! I can't believe we didn't go sooner!

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Oh Ohana, how I love you so! I think I would have been a good addition to your table. I would have sat there are devoured the salad and veggies and dessert. Although, I also enjoy the noodles, but I can usually on handle a couple of pieces of meat before I burst.

Interesting that they asked you to share a table with other strangers. I didn't know that they did that. I have seen them do that all the time in Chinatown restaurants, but they don't even usually ask. It's just, you get led to the table and seated with strangers. Um, ok. Sure.

Love your updates.

oh, had to come back and say.....seeing how much you love Tangled.....did you hear about the short movie that will be playing before Beauty & the Beast 3D? It's just a little something called Tangled Ever After........YUP! It shows their wedding!!!!! Setting aside the fact that I loved Beauty and the Beast growing up, and how much I love Tangled.....I no longer think I can wait to see the movie in theaters!
haha oh man, I would have been alarmed if they had put us all together without asking!

YES OF COURSE I HEARD AND I AM SO OVERWHELMINGLY EXCITED FOR IT I am seriously going to be sitting there like crying my eyes out and jumping up and down. I LOVE RAPUNZEL AND EUGENE.

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Haha, oh man, I so didn't even realize that those were the lyrics to the Must Do Disney song! Which is sad considering how I had that on constantly whenever I was in the room on my last trip.

Woah, they play music at JFK? And Madonna and Paul McCartney at that? That's fantastic! Life is so much better with background music. Which may be one of the reasons life is so much better at Disney World. Hm..

Count me in as one of the people who finds McDonalds disgusting and amazing all at the same time.

And your nails are so cute!

Also, I'm practically tearing up at that story with the bus driver and the little girl's birthday. Sweetest thing ever. Oh my gosh.

And I'm not even a big meat eater, but your description of 'Ohana? I'm just like, can I go now? Like right now? It sounds so good!
LOL that was such a funny misunderstanding.

Thank you and thanks for reading & commenting! Glad you're enjoying it.
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Your responses are not annoying! I enjoy them always!

"I don't know why I'm at my house because my house isn't the Poly so..."
I feel the same way. Today, I walked into my house and no one greeted me with a lei. I was furious.
Haha I was kinda kidding. I say stuff like that... because I'm weird, apparently. Like that little kid fish on Finding Nemo. "I'm OBNOXIOUS!" Cool, I know.

Would you believe me if I said I've never actually been to the Poly, ever? DEPRIVED. I need to go to 'Ohana like RIGHT NOW.
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When we last left off at 'Ohana, I had just polished off enough ice cream to feed the entire Duggar family.

Gosselins too. Kardashians. Baldwins. Culkins. Cusacks.
I can only imagine the insanity that would occur if those families visited Ohana.

OH NO HULA TIMON!!!

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I refuse to grow up. I won't. You can't make me!

I am Peter Pan.

Well, I'm a girl. So maybe I'm Patrice Pan. Pepper Pan. Pattie Pan. Peppermint Patty Pan? Paloma Pan. Piper Pan? Penelope Pan?

I hate all of these names. Well, Peppermint Patty Pan isn't bad. I am a Peanuts fan. But whatever, you get the point.
HAHAHA YESS! Oh my God. I love it. I will not grow up either. Child at heart and Disney obsessed in mind

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However, I will still be 21 in my mind. Eternally. Like Forever 21, but better quality. I won't age and my buttons won't fall off in the wash.
THEIR BUTTONS ALWAYS FALL OFF OMG. It drives me insane haha.

And your birthday is April 8th!?! Mine is May 8th!!!!

Your Majesty, Queen of the Polynesian, it is such an honor to be reading your trip report! Haha that's awesome.
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