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Old 02-02-2009, 07:47 AM   #151
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Hi Meghan!
I hope the trip was everything you hoped for and then some! Can't wait to hear all about it. When your write your TR, you'll relive your trip again and this just means, it's time to plan another one!!
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:19 AM   #152
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Hi Meghan!
I hope the trip was everything you hoped for and then some! Can't wait to hear all about it. When your write your TR, you'll relive your trip again and this just means, it's time to plan another one!!
The trip was AMAZING!!! I told my husband he needs to give me some sort of timeline for our next trip so I can think about it in my head. I would love to go back this year, but unless we win the lottery, that's not going to happen. My mom wants the whole family to go maybe next year, so that would be fun (my parents, little sis, my older sis & BIL and us). That would be 8 so....grand gathering??? Who knows. I need to upload my pics from my camera and edit my photopass pics and then I'll start my TR.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:04 PM   #153
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Hi Meghan,
Do you think you can point me in the right direction as to where to find the boarding passes you made for your DD? I was thinking of making them and putting them in my Mom's birthday card to surprise her for our trip in September! If I can figure it out, that is!! Thanks!!

Looking forward to seeing pics and hearing all about your trip!!
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:13 PM   #154
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I can't wait to read your TR and see the pics. It's kind of sad that we couldn't have gone back in January but kind of glad we didn't...then it would be over
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Meg Did you start a TR yet?
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Hey everyone! I have not started my TR yet. I know, I know....I've been home for a week and a half. I have to edit my photopass pictures and upload the pics from my camera. I'm going to try and get a move on the pics today. Please bear with me!!!!
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Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
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Hi Meghan,
Do you think you can point me in the right direction as to where to find the boarding passes you made for your DD? I was thinking of making them and putting them in my Mom's birthday card to surprise her for our trip in September! If I can figure it out, that is!! Thanks!!

Looking forward to seeing pics and hearing all about your trip!!
Here's the link to the boarding pass thread

Boarding Passes
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Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
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Hey everyone! I have not started my TR yet. I know, I know....I've been home for a week and a half. I have to edit my photopass pictures and upload the pics from my camera. I'm going to try and get a move on the pics today. Please bear with me!!!!
Can't wait to see them!!!!

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Here's the link to the boarding pass thread

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Thank you!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:57 AM   #159
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A Surprise Fit for a Princess...The Trip Report upd 5/1(Last Day)

I did it! I'm finally starting my TR!! We've been back for a few weeks now, so it's definately time to relive my trip. First I'd like to introduce my Cast of Characters for any new readers:



I'm Meghan..a 26 year old wife and mother. I work part-time in retail, I'm a ballet teacher and I'm a member of a professional dance team. I ADORE WDW and this was my 8th trip to the World. As a child, we went to WDW every few years and they were the best vacations ever.

My DH, Tony (25)...My DH is an Assistant Branch Manager for a local bank and enjoys pretty much anything to do with sports. He enjoys WDW, but he's not a Disney nut like me. This was his 3rd trip to the World.

Our DD, Madison (6)...The star of our family. She definately is our little princess She has a bit of an obsession with cats (we have two) and loves playing her Nintendo DS. She also takes Irish dancing classes. This trip was all about her and she didn't even know it!

As my title suggests, this trip was a HUGE surprise for our DD. You can read all about my planning and sneakiness in my PTR.....A Surprise Fit for a Princess...a Pre-Trip Report (I apologize for the pics in my PTR. I deleted a whole bunch of pics from photobucket and it's now messed with my PTR. I'm very sorry...but I'll have PLENTY of pics in this TR!) We started planning this trip over the summer and it was very hard to keep it a secret. The week leading up to the trip was extremely hard. My DH and I almost blew it a few times! So, I guess I'll just start with departure day!

January 24th
I could NOT sleep the night before. I was just too excited and kept waking up every few hours. I finally decided to hop in the shower at 3:40am. I know...I'm like a kid at Christmas! After my DH and I were both done getting ready, we woke up Madison at 4:30am. Now, before I continue, let me repost some pics of the big surprise box.


The gift all wrapped up

A few little surprises

Some of Maddie's favorite books

The BEST book ever!!!

Our "boarding passes"

So, we woke her up and said that we had found this present in the back of our closest. We had forgotten to give it to her on Christmas since we bought it such a long time ago. She was very excited, but also very tired. She really liked all the little gifts, especially The Guide to the Magic. It took her awhile to figure out the boarding passes though. Once she figured it out, her smile got so big!

Look at that...Priceless!

She was so happy! She did let out some tears, but it was because she was so tired. She wanted to lay down for a little while longer, but that lasted about 2 minutes. Then, she was ready to go! We had some Nutri-Grain bars and granola bars at home for a light breakfast. Who can eat that early in the morning? It's impossible. Once we started getting Maddie ready, her excitement kept growing and growing. She just couldn't believe it!

My mom picked us up at 5:20am and had a gift for Madison: Princess shirts and a sweatshirt! I then had to shove those clothes into a suitcase. We got to the airport around 5:40am and there was NO line at the JetBlue check-in counter. Hooray!!! I had never seen that before! And, our luggage didn't go over the weight limit. Whew! I thought for sure a few of our suitcases were super heavy. They added a family line at security and it was wonderful. All of the screeners were super friendly (even at such an early time). We got to the gate before 6am! Our flight didn't even leave until 7:45am, so we had some waiting around to do. So, Madison and I browsed through her "Guide to the Magic" book (This book became our lifesaver that week) while my DH went and got us some bagels. Very yummy! Madison also got a start on her schoolwork. My DD actually enjoys homework. It's very nice.

Our flight to JFK only took 45 minutes, so we got to hang out at the new JetBlue terminal. It was very nice and had free wireless. I had to get on the laptop and check the Dis! Our flight to MCO was on time and it was such a nice sight to see palm trees!!! Our baggage didn't take long to retrieve, but our car sure did! The line was super long, but looking back, it didn't take an eternity.


Patiently waiting for our rental car


The view from the rental car pick-up. Beautiful!

Continued in next post.....


DTD and T-Rex
Morning at Epcot
Epcot Afternoon Pt.One
Epcot Afternoon Pt.Two
Magic Kingdom Pt. One
Magic Kingdom Pt. Two
Animal Kingdom
Magic Kingdom Day Two Part One
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Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
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After we got our car (a very nice Ford Focus) and GPS (which we later named Helen), it was off to the hotel. We were able to check in early and had a view of the quiet pool on the 6th floor. Sadly, the Pirate pool was closed. Major bummer! However, the pool by us had a water slide which our DD really enjoyed. After we got settled in and unpacked, it was off to Public's to buy some groceries. Once we got everything put away, we freshened up for dinner at T-Rex.

Here are some pics from our hotel, Horizons by Marriott


The view from our patio/balcony


Madison and Tony relaxing on the patio


We were in Building 28


Our room was on the top floor right across from the stairs


Pool area


View of the water slide looking towards our patio/balcony


Looking down the "main street" area


Another view down the street


The Check-In building


There were pool tables, ping pong table, etc in this area


Another look at the pool area

I do have pictures of our actual hotel room, but I forgot to load them to photobucket. Maybe I'll do that later.

Up next...DTD and T-Rex
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A Sept 2013 Solo Trip to the World It's A Cat World After All A Sept 2012 TRCelebrations Galore & Free Dining Too! A Sept 2012 PTR
Take Small Children By The Hand...a Sept Trip Report "I Want To Go Back!!!...a Sept 2010 PTR
Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
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Wow that hotel and pool look amazing!!

Looking forward to more!
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Great start! I can't wait to hear all about T-Rex!!!!

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Old 02-20-2009, 09:25 AM   #163
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Hey Meghan! Lovin' it! Your hotel looks amazing. I love brick streets---they are a super-favorite of mine!
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Looking forward to this one! get on with it already!!

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