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Old 06-01-2009, 07:31 PM   #106
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I noticed that too, when the end of the day was approaching and others seemed to be getting grumpy, we were just not. We were so happy to be in Disney World that even if we were standing in a line or just hanging out we were happy. I'm happy just thinking about it !!!!!!!
When I planned our first WDW vacation, I thought it would be a one time trip and the next year, we'd go somewhere else. Little did I know that we'd be totally sucked in by WDW. We have now been 13 times and our 14th trip is in August. Love Love Love Disney World!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #107
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Yup, that's exactly what we said, but.........We're going back to Disney next year. Ya Hooo I mean, even Manny can't wait to go back.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #108
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Day 4!!!!!!!

Ok, I was waiting for this day all week!! This and AK day were my favorite out of the whole week. Even though of course all days were magical!

So we woke up and got ready, we went to the foodcourt and got our usual, muffins, bagels etc...





Then we went over to the front desk, we had to figure out how to get to Fantasia Gardens! They are all so nice there in the lobby!

Lizzie waiting with me!



Out to the bus stop. We had to take the bus over to Hollywood Studios, then from there get on the Water Taxi to the Swan Hotel. It was awesome.









After a nice bus ride over to HS we walked over to the water taxi, the kids were so darned excited!!!






It was at this point that Lizzie looked at me and said in her cute little voice "This is the best vacation ever" Oh, I keep thinking of those little words!

When we got off the water taxi it was so beautiful, the Swan is amazing!!



We had to walk right through the grounds of the Swan to get to Fantasia Gardens, we stopped at the beach area!!







Oh the kids had so much fun on the hammocks, then there was also a playground right there on the sand, so they hung out there for a few minutes. It was so nice!!!

After that we walked right over to Fantasia Gardens!




























It was pretty hot this day, but again, our misting fans saved the day. We had so much fun playing mini golf. We are a family that LOVES mini golf!!!! So much Fun!!!!

Well i'm actually going to go take a nice hot bath right now, the kids are in bed and I will put up another update when I get out of the bath.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:46 PM   #109
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Pictures of mini golf are great! I don't know if we will go to mini golf but it was fun to see the pictures, and to see how nice it is.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:07 PM   #110
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Great update Pam! I have to say that everyone in your family looks so happy in all the pics. What a nice vacation!
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:28 PM   #111
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The mini-golf looks like so much fun! We had it planned, but never made it! Mike was a party pooper and was too hot! Next time, for sure!!!
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:40 PM   #112
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Ok, so go me, i'm going to finish this lovely day up!!!

So after we mini golfed, and oh boy, we are so good We walked right over to the boardwalk!






It was really hot, so we didn't really stay too long, we checked out what was over there and really wanted to rent a surrey bike, but we were too hot at that point and said we wanted to come back another time and rent one, they looked like so much fun.



So we caught the water taxi that picked up right at the boardwalk and took it back to HS, to bus it back to The All Star Movies for some much needed pool time. We were HOT.

We got to sit on the outside of the water taxi this time. It was nice





So we went back to our hotel and stopped right at the food court when we got off the bus for some nice lunch. We went back up to the room and changed into our bathing suits and swam for a while. Then the kids were really excited to know what the surprise would be, so we went back up to the room and got changed to go over to Downtown Disney!!!!!

So we got off the bus and I told everyone we could stop and look at everything later but we had to go straight to where we needed to go!!!!



DTD was so much prettier than I even imagined it would be. I really loved it down there.
Soooooo, we went straight to Captain Jack's Marina (and it was really funny but earlier this day we saw a family on a boat and Manny said, see, that's what we should do, we should go on a boat.) So that's what we were doing, we were renting a boat!!! Manny has always wanted to do this, and the kids have never been on a boat, so I knew they would love it too!!

I paid for the boat rental while Manny and the kids were checking the boats outs, then they had us all put on life jackets and told us to go right over to the man at the boat and he would tell us what to do.

We walked down the dock, the kids were ecstatic and so was Manny. well, silly Manny at this point didn't realize HE was driving the boat.

When we got down there, he found out and he was shocked. He said"are you going to tell me how to drive it" The guy told him, yeah, you put it up to go forward and down to go in reveres and put it into neutral if you want to stop. He said, it's just like driving a cadillac. They gave us a map and told us what canals to go down, and we were on our way. Manny was in all his glory!!!

































I love this picture!!!!!!!!



We had so much fun on this boat, I highly recommend this, it was amazing, the views while on the ride were so pretty!!! This was the most memorable thing we did while there. Lizzie's smiling face on her favorite ride dumbo and Sam's big eyes when she spotted Ariel were all memorable Disney moments too, but this was a nice family thing!!!! The kids are still talking about it!!

I'll finish off the rest of our night in the next post......
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:40 PM   #113
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So was the minigolf place there at the swan? I kinda wanted to go minigolfing when we went but didn't know how to get there by bus (yes we drove, but I was scared to drive!).
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:48 PM   #114
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So after our wonderful boat ride we walked around, there was so much going on, there was a big hoola hoop contest going on, we watched that for a little while, then went in and out of some shops, Lizzie finally picked out her Dumbo!!! And Sam picked out an Ariel.












The kids loved the lego area!! It was neat.

Then we went to Goofy's Candy Company and the kids all wanted the slushies, they didn't even want to make the big hunk of snacks. We just had so much food and snacks this week, the poor kids didn't even want any more. So we all enjoyed our slushies and then played in the jumping fountains. There was music playing everywhere it was just so nice.

We wanted to eat dinner down there, but the kids were not hungry at all. So we went back to our hotel, went for an awesome night swim and ate a late dinner at the foodcourt. It was another awesome day!!!!! Oh, how I want to be there so badly right now.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:06 PM   #115
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What a great update! Such a fun idea to rent the boat. Ur hubby looked so proud to be driving! Such a fun family thing-my girls would love it! I am having major withdrawls too!
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #116
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Hi Pam!!! I love reading TRs when it is somebodys first trip to the world!! OMG you all had such a blast!!! Loving your TR!!!
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:46 AM   #117
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Oh those pics on the beach are so good! You have a beautiful family. (You knew that laready though...didn't ya?) Renting the pontoon....isn't that the most fun? We did that once at Bay Lake. DTD looks like a blast too. Where all could you go? Were you allowed to go as far as Port Orleans? I want to rent the pontoon again next time I bring my parents. I think they'd like that.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:49 AM   #118
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The boat rental surprise was amazing! Seeing how happy you made your husband and kids brought tears to my eyes! The way you incorporated activities into your trip that made everyone feel special just blew me away. We had an awesome trip too but I was so focused on getting the most bang for our buck that I had my kids literally running from place to place without even asking them what they wanted to do. Your kids look so happy and relaxed. I am learning alot from your trip report that I will hopefully take with us on our next WDW vacation (Dec 2010-we hope).

Great job. Can't wait until the next installment!
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This TR is waaaaaay to cute for me to handle. Your kids are adorable and really look like they're having the best time ever. If I'm lucky enough to have kids I can't wait to take them to the world for the first time <3 Great report and I can't wait to read more!
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This TR is waaaaaay to cute for me to handle. Your kids are adorable and really look like they're having the best time ever. If I'm lucky enough to have kids I can't wait to take them to the world for the first time <3 Great report and I can't wait to read more!
I totally agree!!!!!!
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