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Old 12-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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Mom/Daughter duo goes to Disney again: To Celebrate BOTH our graduations!

Join me for another Mom/Daughter trip report! (late TR, that is!) Our travel dates were June 20-27, 2013, but I am just now getting this thing started!


Hope my Dis-friends will stick around and hopefully enjoy our adventures, and maybe I'll even get this TR done, before our next planned trip (details to come later!)


So, here we are for those who haven't read any of my previous reports.

Mom/Daughter duo, who loves everything Disney, especially our Disney trips! We've been to WDW 9 times, and have been on 2 Disney cruises. We always travel together and we love it! On this trip, though, we were joined by some family and friends for a couple of days (will get to that later).




When: June 20-27, 2013

Where: We stayed at the Clarion Inn LBV. We have stayed both onsite and offsite, so for this trip, for budgeting reasons, we decided to stay offsite again. We have stayed at this hotel before and we loved it.

We flew Allegiant airlines and got a rental car.

We had a few rainy days, but definately had a wonderful time!!
The biggest reason for this trip was to celebrate BOTH our graduations! My DD graduated from high school, and I graduated from Tech, with a Diploma in Applied Science with a major in Pharmacy Tech. It was pretty hard going back to school (being so.... old), but I'm glad I did, and I will soon be starting a new Pharmacy Tech job!!!

So please join me in another one our Mom/Daughter Disney trip reports!!!
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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2443520

Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302

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Old 12-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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I'm here for the newest adventure! Must go back and read, wanted to mark my spot.


ETA: Congratulations again! And can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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I'm here!!! Let's get the party started!!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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Congrats to you both!!!Hope my DS will still want to travel with gets old!
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I can't believe it's taken me this long to get here, but I'm glad I finally made it! I can't wait to read another one of your reports!!

I love the pic of you and M!
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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Congrats to you both!!!Hope my DS will still want to travel with gets old!

Thank you for joining in on my TR!!


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I can't believe it's taken me this long to get here, but I'm glad I finally made it! I can't wait to read another one of your reports!!

I love the pic of you and M!
Thanks for joining in on another one of my TR's!! And I just noticed in your sig that you have another TR (August), that I need to get to!
I can't believe how far I have fallen behind on the Dis!!!
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Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #8
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We arrived June 20th. We flew Allegiant Airlines, and had a normal, uneventful flight. We got hooked on flying for our trips! An hour flight is soooooo much better than a 10 hr drive, by yourself!! And I've always been able to get really good deals on Allegiant.








We arrived at Sanford airport, which is an hour drive to Orlando. We got a rental car and was on our way. (Got pic of car the next morning, as it's usually late, or raining when we get there.)

We stayed at the Clarion Inn LBV, located right outside the entrance to DTD. We've stayed there before and liked it pretty well!


A few room pics:













We got all our things settled, and was looking forward to our 1st stop, even if it was raining......soooooo worth it!!!!



Yummy, yummy!





The next morning, I had to get a pic of the rental car:



My daughter got this as a gift for graduation (everyone knows we LOVE Disney), but the car didn't have an outside antenna, so we just put it here:



And we were on our way to Magic Kingdom! :

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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #9
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That hotel looks really nice, and it's awesome that it's so close!

I love Earl of Sandwich...it's definitely our favorite DTD restaurant!

Can't wait to see what y'll get into at MK!
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You can't beat starting off at EoS!

The hotel looks very nice.


One hour versus 10 hours? Flying sounds like the way to go for sure!!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:09 PM   #12
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That hotel looks really nice, and it's awesome that it's so close!

I love Earl of Sandwich...it's definitely our favorite DTD restaurant!

Can't wait to see what y'll get into at MK!
That's probably one of our favorite offsite places we've stayed at.

As I started reading your recent TR, I noticed we both went to Crystal Palace on our MK day!! Great minds (or Disney minds) think alike!


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You can't beat starting off at EoS!

The hotel looks very nice.


One hour versus 10 hours? Flying sounds like the way to go for sure!!!
We love flying now, especially with the great deals we have gotten!

MK coming up!
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Mom/Daughter Graduation trip: June 2013 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3211306
Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:33 PM   #13
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Our first full day would be a day at MK, with a ADR for Crystal Palace for lunch. We slept in a little bit, and was on our way.






We decided not to venture off too far from CP since our ADR was close, so we got there just in time for the parade.














We went to some shops and DD made her first purchase of the trip!





And it was now time for Crystal Palace! Love this place!

















After lunch, DD was on a mission: to get to Gaston's! She had done some research on some of the new stuff we had to do! I thought this was a cute addition to MK!












And she made her purchase! I thought it was pretty good, especially on a hot, summer day!!


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Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:44 PM   #14
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We then made our way to the Little Mermaid ride. This was another new addition that I couldn't wait for!!!







The stand by wait time wasn't bad, but I was glad there was a little wait so I could look at all the great details of the que!


























The ride was shorter than I expected, but it was really cute!
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Mom/Daughter Birthday Celebration! June 2012 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3#post45286013
Mom/Daughter Christmas TR! 2011http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2851142
Mom/Daughter PTR: Christmas Trip! 2011 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post42724982
Mom/Daughter Trip Report June 2011: Disney Dream! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2744972
Mom/Daughter Trip Report: Disney & Sea World 2010
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Mom/Daughter Trip Report: WDW & Disney Cruise 2009 ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2095302
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #15
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Love the queue of the Little Mermaid, but I agree, the ride is too short.

I have yet to get to CP, it looks tasty and you both got great pictures with the characters
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