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Old 09-01-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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Talking Eat, drink, and we are married! Our Disneymoon with the Mouse!

We're waiting at the San Antonio International Airport for our flight to Orlando at 10:35 a.m.

Who's we?

Me (Monica), 23- I have dreamed of going to Disney since I was very, very young. My first stuffed animal ever was a Minnie Mouse stuffed toy. I am so excited to finally get to go to WDW! (So what if it's in the middle of Gustav and Hanna? Bring it on!)

Daniel, 26- He's never been either, and I don't think he dreamed of going. But that's just tough because it's a "we" thing now that we're married. What I want is what we want... He vowed for better or for worse, and that means I get my way or things will be worse.

While I love reading the DIS boards, I chose a blog to do our live reports from. Feel free to comment, leave suggestions, or whatever your little heart desires. We're newbies at the whole Disney thing.

We'll also be doing food reviews for those who love the food porn threads...you know who you are.

So, here's the URL:

http://ourvacationindisney.blogspot.com

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Old 09-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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Congratulations to the newlyweds! Have fun.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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okay so the whole blogging live thing didn't work out- by the time we get in from the parks we are super tired and go straight to sleep! We will be doing a trip report with tons of pictures and reviews upon our return on Tuesday.

Stay tuned!!
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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Have a great first visit!
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:12 PM   #5
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:09 PM   #6
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it is amazing! I have lots of pain in my shins, so we took the afternoon/evening off today so I could recoop. We have 4 more full days here, and I just cannot believe how much fun we are having!

The only bad moment was when my fave pair of sunglasses flew off during space mountain. But, that was my fault, and luckily I brought 2 pairs with me. Lesson learned.

I wish there was free Internet so I could update more instead of solely relying on my iPhone.
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Congratulations to you both can't wait to here more. Let me know how you liked the All Star Music my DH and I are staying there next September
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:51 AM   #8
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I think All Star Music is fabulous! I really was expecting the worse based on trip advisor reviews, but it is a lovely hotel and the rooms look brand new! I will elaborate more during my trip report! Off to Hollywood Studios!!
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I think All Star Music is fabulous! I really was expecting the worse based on trip advisor reviews, but it is a lovely hotel and the rooms look brand new! I will elaborate more during my trip report! Off to Hollywood Studios!!
Thank's for the info. Have a great day at Hollywood Studios.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:45 PM   #10
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Our Disneymoon is over.

I am suffering from Disney withdrawals already and I have only been gone a few hours.

Luckily, I can relive all the fabulous (and a few not so fabulous) moments via my trip report. We will probably start our very detailed recap tomorrow after we unpack.

There are quite a few funny stories, you don't want to miss this!
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:50 PM   #11
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September 1, 2008

Daniel's Overview of Day One, September 1, 2008

So far, so goodÖSO MUCH MORE TO DO!!!

Day One of our trip has come and gone. Despite the fears of Monica (along with both our mothers), our flight from San Antonio to Orlando went very smoothly. Hurricane Gustav did nothing to impede our journey and for that we are thankful. Our arrival at the Orlando Airport was tricky, as our Disney Magical Express bus pickup was pretty much on the opposite side of the property and really didnít have any signage that would help us ignorant vacationers. We did eventually find our check-in, and embarked on the journey to our home away from home: The Disney All Star Music Resort.


Outside of the resort


Decor


Curtains

(More pics in Monica's review)

After a brief bus ride, Monica and I arrived at the ASM Resort. Check in was a breeze, and the staff was very helpful. Monica also managed to pull some strings and snagged us a king room. Instead of having a room by the pool with two double beds, we were granted a more private room, away from the noisy pool section. So, after checking our room, we boarded a bus to the Disney Hollywood Studios Park, formerly Disney MGM Studios. The place was massive! Before even entering the gates, we could see the infamous Tower of Terror. Sure enough, Monica wanted to go on it. Now, Iím an admitted pansy when it comes to theme park rides. Iíve never liked them. But it goes beyond dislike. It has plagued me as a completely irrational fear. Granted, most fears are irrational, but hey, its something thatís always bothered me. However, en route to Orlando, I thought to myself: ďIf Iím not afraid of flying on an airplane ABOVE A HURRICANE, why should I fear some park rides?Ē Hence, I made it a point to try to keep an open mind to trying out the attractions at Disney, partially for the sake of Monica, as I did not want her to be the lonely rider, and for myself as well. Conquering a fear such as this would be a big accomplishment for me. And when it comes down to it, is there really anything scarier than being a newlywed?


Kiddie ride? I think not.

The line for the Tower of Terror was surprisingly brief. The cooling park mist did little to disguise the stench of the foliage decorating the path of the ride, and I was relieved to finally enter the Hollywood Tower Hotel, the backdrop for the demented amusement ride. Upon entering, we were treated to a cheesy video clip explaining the story behind the attraction. This cheese was completely ruined by rude, thoughtless people. ITíS DISNEY! I WANT THE CHEESE! Please be quiet so us 1st time riders can hear!!! We were able to get the gist of the video. At this point, Monica was looking for the chicken exit so that I can leave and meet her at the rideís end. We saw no chicken exit. I was stuck. We entered an odd contraption of rows and buckles and hand grips which would serve as our elevator cart for the Tower of Terror. The weirdo escorting us into the right bid us farewell as the lights went dim and my breakfast began to come up. As the ride began, we were met with some creepy hologram images. The images invited into the ride, and our cart proceeded forward into a backdrop of space. As we crept closer to the starts, our cart made a sharp drop, and then rocketed up, and then dropped several stories, and then shot up a dozen more, and then dropped someÖoh you get the picture. But the point is, I did it! Sure, the little kid next to me was laughing at me, but I did it! I wonít go so far as saying Iím ready for the Rockiní Roller Coaster, but we did go back for seconds on the Tower of Terror, and Monica was the frightened one. I just laughed and tried to breathe.



I also got tricked into riding another attraction called Star Tours. It was a ride themed after Star Wars, go figure. Monica told me it was a Jedi training simulator or something, and that sounded interesting to me given that I am a nerd. Iím not necessarily a Star Wars nerd, but I am a fan of the trilogy and it sounded like something we could both enjoy. Jedi training simulator, my butt. That ride was an attack on the senses from all angles. It actually reminded of the turbulence we felt on the plane, only magnified and seemingly handled by a chimp for a pilot. I was indeed duped (she denies it, but she knew), but I found myself laughing through the ride in delight and was disappointed when it was over.

Other attractions for the day included The Great Movie Ride (pass on it or ho if you need a nap), The Muppet 3-D something or other (must see!), something about Narnia (pass on it- it's a commercial and 15 minutes of your life that you won't get back), and something featuring Drew Carey (pass on it, majorly boring to me). We did get to ride the new Toy Story attraction, and while the wait was long, the fun was worth the wait. Tomorrow weíre headed to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. Who knows what is in store for us next?

Note from Monica: Before you all think I am an evil wife, I really had no clue what Star Tours was. Oh, and I also didn't see a chicken exit on the Tower of Terror. <insert evil laugh>

Up next....Monica's review and recap of day 1!
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This is going to be great! I love hearing both perspectives!
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Ok....time to get the out and sit back and relax cuz this is going to be one fun trip!! That old can wait!!!
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