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Old 10-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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From 8 to 80!Seeing the Magic through a new set of eyes-Updated 4/15x2!!

Hello everyone and Welcome aboard the newest trip report from your good friend Katt!! Or, if youíre new here and just came in to check things out, your brand new friend Katt!! Yay! Iím just here to do the usual run down and intro post before getting things going on our latest and greatest adventure!!

Who:

Me, Katt! Your Wilderness Explorer guide and ghost host for today!!




Iím 24 years old, or, a mere 6 if you go by the rules of Neverland, and of course, I am 6, and will always act like it, especially at Disney! Baha! My first trip was back in 1997 when I was a mere 7 (for real this time) over to Disneyland, back when it was one park. I was very fortunate to go on this trip as my Mom was a single mother and only worked part time in order to be home with me when she could! I then took a break from Disney for 14 years almost exactly, and returned in May 2011 with a group of friends, and from there, the addiction began!

When Iím not at flying around in an elephant in Florida, you can generally find me bartending at your local dinner theater way up here in the good ole Canada! I also dance, and have performed/danced/competed my entire life through a wide variety of things, and between the love for that, and love for Disney now have a goal to be part of the entertainment strain of the company! Ultimate dream: Festival of the Lion King bird! ACK! My one true love, but really, Iíll do anything if it involves performing. And after this most recent trip, Iíve decided that when my entertainment days are over, I would love to take up a role in Guest Relations and end up doing the variety of tours that Disney has to offer!

Favorites:
Park: Magic Kingdom, followed closely by Animal Kingdom
Land in MK: Main Street!
Rides: Tower of Terror, Toy Story Mania, Expedition Everest, Splash Mtn, the Peoplemover
Attractions: Hoop De Doo, Festival of the Lion King, One Man's Dream, the Wilderness Explorer game!
Nighttime Show: Hallowishes and Fantasmic, and Wishes
Snack: Uncrustables, Le Fou's Brew, GM Slush!
Characters: Tinkerbell, Periwinkle,Lottie, Naveen, Rapunzel, Tigger, Duffy
Table Service Restaurant: Be Our Guest
Overall Favorite Part: Certain parts of the Keys to the Kingdom Tour that weíll talk about later, and the Halloween Party, and getting to go with someone who had never been before to see the magic "through their eyes!"


Now, who joined me on this trip? Well, first off, was my Mom; Ann! From here on weíll call her Mom!



It was her second trip down to Disney World, after I took her on a surprise Birthday trip last Sept, where it was just the two of us and I showed her the ropes of everything! We met pretty much all the characters, ate at a TON of restaurants, and she even braved ever single ride that I went on! She did tell me to warn her next time I planned on taking her on Everest 3 times in a row though! Mom was super excited to get back into the swing of things, and have some dance parties with some characters and eat some good food again! Momís the mere age of 10, and was technically celebrating her birthday on this trip as well! She works part time I believe now, but is mainly retired from her official job. She does keep occupied though, as sheís on a gymnastics team strictly for people above the age of 60 (I believe thatís the age, could be wrong, haha).

Through this gymnastics team, comes the third member of our party, Anne!



When I started to talk to Mom about going down again in Sept, she said that Anne had always wanted to go, but her husband wasnít a fan of crowds, so she would come with us!! Anne was celebrating a birthday this trip, on the 19, so it was even during the trip! And since it gets revealed later, Iíll just tell you, she was turning the 80 years young! Amazing!!

That about covers the big intros! There were MANY guest stars along the way, both old friends, familiar faces, and brand new people to meet!

When: September 11-19th!

Where:
Disneyís Port Orleans French Quarter

Why: Well, we were celebrating two birthdays, and itís Sept, itís a great time to go to Disney World!!

Special Stuff: -We had Mickeyís Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets booked, and I had TWO nights of parties that weíd be going to!
-Keys to the Kingdom Tour was booked for the last morning!
-Anneís Birthday!
- I had plenty of Disneybounding outfits to try out! For those of you who donít know what that is, itís when you take regular, every day clothes, and put them together into outfits that resemble the character! Itís a nice way to pay respect to your favorite characters without actually dressing up, as adults arenít supposed to!
-And of course, with September Disney trips, comes FREE DINING!! I booked the package once we knew we were going, and then once the free dining was released, I added it to our package and made sure all our ADRís were correct, and boy was I excited to try some new places, and of course, return to some old favorites!

Now that weíve covered all the basics, Iíll leave you with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E0Xq...t=HL1381333545

Itís our trip video!! I had been wanting to make one for ages, and finally got just enough video clips to make it work, I was determined! Itís not the best, and I didnít get enough video with US in it, and the transitions are a little choppy at the beginning, but hey, itís a start!

Thanks for joining, and Iíll try to stop babbling so much in the next little bit and get on with the GOOD STUFF!!

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--But First, an Exciting Real Life Update!

Day 1- Wednesday Sept 11

Let's GOOOOOOOOO!!!
Celebrating With Mickey

Day 2-Thursday Sept 12th!

Did I Need That Card?
From the Caspian Sea To a Quiet Village
You Gotta Crow!
Galactic Heroes!
A Dream For SHADE!
It Really Is A Day of Dreaming
Best Selfie EVER!
Run Ins With Old Friends
A Mysterious Dinner
A Magical Ending

Day 3-Friday Sept 13th
No Trains Today
Animals Sure Like Mornings
Amazing As Usual
Happy Birthday with Hunny
Bring Me Any Snacks?
We Should Go To Neverland!
Seen You Flyin Around Here Before!
A Trick Or Treat
A Spooky Villain Halloween
THIS IS HALLOWEEN
Awesome Meets and Halloween Greets!
Mickey's Extra Scary Halloween Party

Day 4-Saturday Sept 14
A Wasted Magical Hour
A Sugar Fuelled Breakfast
IT EXISTS!!!
REAL LIFE UPDATE- Auditions, & Disney fun!
A Beauty But a Funny Girl
I Promise I'll Get A Phone Number
A Meal Certainly Out of This World
A Chance Dismeet
Never Give Up!
UhmÖwaitÖwhat?

Day 5-Sunday Sept 15
Unheard of Events
The Big Blue World
The One With the Conservation
My Friends Are You ready For the Party?!
The Hoop De Doo
HDDR #2

Day 6-Monday Sept 16
A Foam Finger
What Means Aye Caramba?
Heeeellllooooo
Like the Cheshire Cat
The One With the Missing Pictures

Day 7-Tuesday Sept 17th
The One with the Future Son In Law
A Little Troublemaker
Muscle, or Waterwing?
Returning to Favorite Places
Catching Up & Falling Behind
WHICH ONE IS WHICH?!?!
I Need to Find My Puppies
Bring Him With You Next Time
We're Not Being Mean, It's Just Part of Our Routine
A Spooky Villain Fright Night
Watch for Black Cats
A Frightful Finale

Day 8- Wednesday Sept 18th
The One With the Key
The Key To Adventure
I AM GOING TO CRRRYYYYYYY
So Much Deliciousness
A Royal Introduction
The Best Kind of Princesses
It Was All Started by a Mouse

Day 9- Thursday Sept 19th
Can I Please Just Stay?
A Wonderful Thank You
Dining Reviews

October
-The Sega Begins!

Day 1-Sunday Oct 27th
Back to the Magic
It's Really not So Scary
The One With the Villains
In Conclusion

Day 2-Monday Oct 28th
Let's Make it 8!
The Circle of Feels
The One With the Fast Pass Plus
We MADE IT!!!!

Day 3-> Tuesday Oct 29th
Those Faces
#Chinlove
A By Chance Meet Up
Something Strange

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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OH MY GOSH!!! #firstreply (hopefully) So excited to hear about your magical Halloween adventures!
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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I'm in! Followed your PTR for this trip but I got behind, so now I'm anxious to see how the trip turned out!
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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Just watched the trip video. IT IS AMAZING!!! My sister said it made her want to go back ten times more thatn she already did! It looked like y'all had alot of fun!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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I'm here! Can't wait to hear about the trip!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #7
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
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Yay! You started your next Trip Report! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures, especially MNSSHP twice!
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #9
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I'm here... Can't wait to read all about it!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #10
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Anne is 80??? Wow!!! I hope I look half that good at her age...

Love the video!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #11
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YAY... and the final (I think) of the September Cavalcade of Trip Reports has started!!

So excited and subbing since I've already passed the written PTR exam with a score of 100%!!

HOLY CRAP... SERIOUSLY!!?? She was turning 80!!?? She's got some good genes. Just WOW.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #12
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i'm here!!!!! wouldn't miss it for the world! Your mom is so adorable and sweet and holy smokes, Anne is 80?!? Really? I never would have guessed that. Can't wait to hear about everything, dying to hear about keys to the kingdom, i want to do that next time I go.
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Here!! Loved the intro. I'm going to have to go back and watch the video at home because my computer here at work is old and it won't run right.
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OH MY GOSH!!! #firstreply (hopefully) So excited to hear about your magical Halloween adventures!
Yay!! ANd yes you are first! Congrats! Lol. Thanks!!

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I'm in! Followed your PTR for this trip but I got behind, so now I'm anxious to see how the trip turned out!
Yay! Welcome! It turned out absolutely fantastic that's for sure! Lol. Glad you're here for the journey!

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