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Old 05-18-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Jenny and Myca take on The World May 3-10 Updated 6/02

Hi all! I am going to attempt to do my first ever trip report...I feel the need to share my pixie filled trip with others!

I suppose I should give a little background about myself. I am a 28 year old stay at home mom. Wait...scratch that. I work two full time jobs as a maid, chofer, secretary, guidance counselor, grounds keeper, nurse, chef,hmmmmmmm...i could go on forever. My boss is absolutely wonderful. How many people can actually say that?Then again, she is only 6! Yes, I live and breath my little bestie(best friend.We say besties), my little Myca.

I have a wonderful hubbie, 31, who owns and operates his own construction business. He works very, very hard for us and I couldn't ask for more. He went to WDW with us for a short 2 days in 2007 and he says he is good for 5 or so years!...so you know what that means? MOMMY and ME TRIP again!

Now let's get on with the show!

Day 1 - May 3rd, 2009 Part 1 - the BORING part!
We were up at 3:30 am and since I am super awsome and organized all we had to do was put on our matching mommy and me outfits and we were out the door by 4:00. I had been basically all packed for over a week so I had plenty of time in the days leading up to departure day to check and re-check. Who really wants to do that at 3:30 in the morning anyway! We have a two hour drive to the Minneapolis International Airport. We got there early due to no traffic(where was everbody?Oh yeah, sleeping!) and zipped through security. The plane was on time and we were off! Hooray! I had an I Pod filled with the King of Queens so the three hours flew by...get it...flew...cause we were on a plane.Oh, forget it...We touched down in Orlando at exactly Noon. We took a small detour to the A side of MCO by accident while headed for Magical Express. But in no time we found our way. We were told to bypass the counter and we handed our voucher to the CM at the red carpet. He checked us in and we only had to wait about 5 minutes to board. Next stop...POP Century Resort!

We arrived at POP in no time. We used online check-in so they had our packet ready to go. Our room was not ready so we checked our carry ons with bell services and then took the 2 hours to explore the resort...and we made some tiny friends along the way...




We finally got our room at 3:00. Just in time because we were dying from the heat! We wanted to swim, swim, swim! I called bell services to let them know we had our room and that we were ready for our luggage whenever they had time. Well, after an hour and a half I called again and just asked if I could come down and get them and they said yes. We went down and got all of our luggage and a wonderful CM by the name of Micheal helped us take them to our room. Finally...Myca gets to swim! So, I let her swim for a whopping seven minutes! Yes.Seven.And that was enough to scratch her itch for the time being. Afterall, we had a whole Kingdom waiting for us to arrive!


Next up: Tinkerbell escorts Jenny to a magical night at The Magic Kingdom...PS-I promise larger pictures next times
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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Count me in for your report. I'm excited to read more
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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May 3rd Day 1 Part 2...let the magic ensue!

So, after Myca's seven minute swim we went to our room to get all gussied up for a night of fairies and magic. Myca had been asking to dress as Tinkerbell on our trip for about a year! I didn't want to have her wear one of the itchy Disney costumes so I made her one instead.

I think she looked pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. Myca insisted that we go straight to Pixie Hollow when we arrive so she could meet up with her fellow fairies. OK...it's a deal. This trip is all about making her little face sparkle with happiness...

We arrive at MK at around 4:30 and Myca is bound and determined to get to Pixie Hollow. But wait!...we must stop for a photo op, right?

OK, photo taken. "Let's Go!" "But wait again! We have to get a picture of you on Main St. It is a tradition! Please, Myca...only one more quick picture."

After begging her for a few more stops to do pictures and a quick detour for a Goofy's cookie(YUM!) we finally made it to Toon Town. Hooray! Wow...Toon Town was packed. I panicked a tiny bit at the thought that the Fairies may have a really long wait. But it was short lived because my Mini Tink was so excited! We made a quick pit stop at Pete's to put the finishing touch on Tinkermyca's outfit and headed to County Bounty...

Pixie Hollow had a 75 minute wait but the Princesses only had a 15 minute wait. I gave her the choice and to my surprise she chose the Princess line first. We walked on up and waited less than 5 minutes! The Princesses were great. Myca tends to be shy and they did a great job of getting her to interact a bit. Belle even gave her lessons on how to pose like Tink...


Up next: Do Pixies eat Pixie Stix? Does Cosmic Rays smell funny? Is Big Thunder scary at night? I may be inclined to answer yes...
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Myca is sooo precious!!! My step-daughter is too big now to want to dress up I'm missing those days so much.

I'm really enjoying your pictures, keep up the great reporting
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Thank you very much I think this will have been the last the trip for Myca dressing up too She will be 8 the next time we go so I am sure she will be over it by then. She got SO much attention in her outfits so it was really fun! I will try to do the rest of the first day later today. Thanks for reading my first trip report! I just needed to relive the magic...I am so sad that I can't get to WDW more than once a year
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Great TR!!!

Can't wait for the rest.

Great photos and a very beautiful daughter!!

I love dress up too....my son, not so much!!
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Can't wait for the rest.

Great photos and a very beautiful daughter!!

I love dress up too....my son, not so much!!
OOOOOO....I see you are going on DCL I am really, really contemplating doing land and sea in 2010...You will have to let me know how the DCL is...I have heard that it is pretty fabulous
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Great trip report so far - looking forward to reading more
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #9
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I am so happy I have some followers!

After we had our share of ball gowns and glass slippers we skipped over the the Fairies. It had a 60 minute wait. "Not too bad" I said to Myca. Low and behold...we only waited 20 minutes!!! Gotta love that Disney magic. Myca thought the "shrinking" hallway was pretty neat. Once she reached her fairy size she decided to stop and take a rest on a toadstool.

Pixie Hollow was so great. The imagineers did a wonderful job with everything.
"Bring On the Fairies!" First up was Iradessa. Have you all heard of pixie stix? The little tubes of sugar that other parents love to give to your kids at birthday parties right before they are sent home to their unsuspecting parents...well, Myca is 100% positive that Iradessa and Tink both live on a diet of pixie stix. They both talked so fast and with so much excitement that we really didn't catch a word of what they said! Myca just stared as Iradessa went on a rant about....hmmmmmm...I have no idea. Tinkerbell was so excited to see Tinkermyca's dress that the only part I caught before the pixie stix kicked in was " Oh! Is your dress made out of leaves and twigs because my dress is made out of leaves and twigs..." After that she talked faster than the man on the old Micro Machines commercials! They were so fun!...the Fairies I mean.Not the Micro Machines

Then came Rosetta. She was soft and southern and Myca had a very pleasant conversation with her about thier favorite adventures. Myca says that Rosetta doesn't like pixie stix and that is why she talks so slow.

And with that our trip to Pixie Hollow was over. It went quite quickly and Myca was a little disappointed that our visit was so short so she gave me her best pout...

By now I could here a rumbly in my tumbly so we stopped in to Cosmic Rays. I had actually by passed this counter service on all previous trips so I was pretty surprised and excited by Sonny Eclipse! Dinner and a show at counter service prices? Perfect!

Since my darling Myca is a vegetarian she opted for the PB&J kids meal and I had a veggie burger. I am not a vegetarian but I do my darndest to keep my meat intake to a minimum to support her. She made the choice all on her own at 5 years old after she learned how the animals are treated before they are made into food. She is my little earth and animal lover. Anywhooo...back on topic...Cosmic Rays smells weird...really weird. I am not sure if it is the combination of the chicken, ribs, and burger bays all combined into one closed off space or just something else all together. Either way, Disney should invest in some sort of giant air freshener for that place!Anybody agree?

Up next: Day 1 part 4, May 3rd, 2009. We finally make it to some attractions...Oops, I blinked on Goofy's Barnstormer and it was over!
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LOL...Myca's facial expression is so cute here...you can tell she's thinking.."wow, you talk fast"

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Anywhooo...back on topic...Cosmic Rays smells weird...really weird. I am not sure if it is the combination of the chicken, ribs, and burger bays all combined into one closed off space or just something else all together. Either way, Disney should invest in some sort of giant air freshener for that place!Anybody agree?

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I don't remember Cosmic Rays smelling weird, I just remember being the only people there because we went during the parade.
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Looks like y'all are having a great time! Myca is so cute especially in her Tink outfit...you did a wonderful job making it!

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Day 1 Part 4 May 3rd, 2009

Note: I was listening to a podcast this morning and a travel agent on there was talking about the smell in Cosmic Rays! How funny! I guess I am not alone...

After eating too many greasy fries at Cosmic Rays we embarked on a quest to get Myca to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. In past trips she wasn't anywhere near ready to ride a roller coaster. In fact, she wouldn't even ride Goofy's Barnstormer! But after so many of her little classmates told her they went on BTMR, she decided to try. She wanted to go on Goofy's first though to get the feel of a rollercoaster.

Now, since she had never wanted to ride Goofy's Barnstormer on past trips, I had never been on it either. We got in line with a 15 minute wait posted but really only waited about 7 minutes. I tried to take pictures of her face but with all the turns jerking me I couldn't get a good shot. In the whole 30 seconds the ride lasted I am pretty sure Myca didn't blink once! Her eyes were like little saucers. I couldn't tell if she liked it or not but I tell you...I laughed so hard at her facial expression that I totally missed the ride.I couldn't stop looking at her...was she scared?was she nervous?was she having fun? I couldn't tell! Her face was frozen like this the whole time!!!!! Well, turns out she it! Hooray! She wanted to ride again right away but a huge crowd had just walked on and the stand-by had changed to 25 minutes. I told her we had so many other attractions to visit so we should move on. She was fine with that.

Next we made our way to Haunted Mansion. Does anyone not love this ride? It is so fun and whimsical. Myca is nuts over hidden mickey's and she knew of a couple in Haunted Mansion so she had fun spotting them. Here is Haunted Mansion after we got off and headed to BTMR...so pretty.

By this time Spectromagic had begun so we high-tailed it to BTMR. Stand-by was posted as 10 minutes. We walked right on with no wait. Myca was pretty nervous but she wanted to go. I think I should have taken her during the day because this ride is very different at night...a bit spooky. We took off and once again Myca looked like ! But since it is longer she had time to adjust and soon she changed to . She really enjoyed it but she said she didn't like how dark it was at night. She was so proud that she rode her first BIG roller coaster. She tells everyone that was her favorite part of the trip.

We decided not to watch wishes but we wanted to end the night in Tomorrowland. We adore Tomorrowland at night and always, always end our nights there. The trick was getting through all the crowds between Spectro and Wishes. She took my hand tight and never let go. Once we got through Frontierland the crowds were fine. We decided to make a pit stop to Mickey's Philharmagic. I can not get enough of this 3-D Spectacular!

Tomorrowland was deserted due to Wishes...hooray for us! We walked on The Speedway which is one of Myca's favorites since she gets to drive. Every year we ride this as many times as we can at night and everytime I sing either "It's a Small World" or "Zip a dee do da" as we drive along. I get pretty big laughs from the CM that hangs out on the back curves by Space Mt.We enjoy being part of the greatest spectacle in racing.


Next was Buzz.

Myca loves it.Mom, not so much. I love the ride and the game but not the spinning...yuck. So we kept the spinning to a minimum. About half way through I noticed Myca's score was still 0 so I tried her gun and it was not working. I told her to lean over and use mine. So she shot her laser and I drove the spaceship. Jenny and Myca of Star Command defeated the Evil Emporer Zurg, sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance.

Next we went to the laugh floor. It is always Myca's goal to get up on the big screen but no luck this time.

We had planned on staying until 2:00am but since we were up at 3:30 am with only a minimal nap...it was time to go back to Pop. My little Princess needed her sleep. I refused to run her energy out so if she was ready to leave, we left. If she wanted to stop and rest, we did. She was in the drivers seat. We first stopped into the store that is attached to Stitch's great escape because Stitch is our all time fav and we always get a pic by "The Wall of Stitch"

We left Tommorowland and headed out through Fantasyland and through the castle. Beautiful.

At Pop we were in the 60's building facing the Hippy Dippy Pool. As we walked by Myca asked if she could put her feet in and rest. My tiny Tinkermyca hung up her wings for the night and was sleeping as soon as her head hit the pillow. What a great end to a magical day.

Up next: "Myca, you have to try the Beverly! It is Soooooooo GOOD!"
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Sounds like you had a special trip with your daughter! I would have loved to go on a girls only trip when my dd when she was younger, but she's getting to the age now when she would rather be with her friends. Enjoy your time when she's young!
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Yay..tell Myca congrats on her first big coaster ride!!! It's fantastic that you get to spend such special time with your daughter I'm really enjoying your pictures, can't wait for more.

Oh..btw, I asked my dh if he remembers Cosmic Ray's having a weird smell and he said YES! How funny!!
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of the seas...

I just noticed your count down...looks like you're doing 4 nights disney and then cruise on Royal Caribbean. DH and I are doing the same thing in September for our anniversary. We're sailing on the Monarch of the Seas to the Bahamas (so excited!!!). What ship are you sailing?

jenny...hope you're not mad that I hijacked your thread for a quick moment
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