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Old 05-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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The Adventures of Miss Potts - PTR Fall 2013 UPDATE 9/25!!

Hi Everyone!

I’m so looking forward to my upcoming trip in the Fall, that I thought what better way to fill my time than with a pre-trip report!

So join me over the next 150 days… I hope you’ll join me in the fun, learn about me in the process, have a few (or more than a few) laughs, and then be hooked so you’ll follow my trip report as well!!


Who

Amy



I’m the Disney fan in this couple… I have been for as long as I can remember. In 5th grade, after a trip to Disney, I came home and announced to my family that I was giving up on becoming a ballerina and now wanted to be a Hotel Manager in Disney when I grow up! I’m a former CP from Spring 2005 and I work as a Front Desk Manager.


My DH – Scott



He’s not a natural born Disney lover, but I think I’ve been winning him over trip by trip. I find him talking about Disney positively unprovoked now and then and I like to say that my DH “drank the juice”. He is a mason and loves golf and hunting. My DH loves to eat, so I can get him to agree to a Disney trip as long as it falls over Food and Wine. Easy enough!


When
September 29 through October 4

Where
As you can see in my signature, I have been very fortunate to have quite a few trips under my belt… where will we stay this time you ask?!

Welllllll… throughout our entire last trip, if my DH said it once… he must have said it a million times… “Next time I come, I’m staying at the Polynesian.” He’d announce it in this way that just incase he came without me, I’d know where to find him?!?!

I jumped quickly on this and took advantage of a bounceback offer with 35% off!



Why
Does there really need to be a why when it comes to Disney trips?! NO! But, there usually is…

For this trip, it’s mainly because we have an AP this year and I wanted to maximize it. As I mentioned above, we took advantage of the fantastic bounceback offer… so all the pieces fit into place.

Oh, did I mention I have airline miles too… so the flight is free?!?!!!! OHHHH glorious airline miles..

airline miles + AP + bounceback offer = HAPPY AMY

AND, last but not least - - it will be our 2nd Wedding Anniversary on October 1!!!

Here is a photo from our wedding day:


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Old 05-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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May 2 - PTR Intro
May 7 - About Me!

May 16 - About DH!
May 30 - Trip Details
May 31 - Planning Our Disney Food
June 11 - Real Life #1
June 12 - The Changes!
June 20 - Real Life #2: Father's Day!
July 10 - Magic Kingdom Must Do's
July 10 - Trip Purchases
July 24 - Epcot Must Do's
July 24 - Trip Details Continued...
August 12 - MGM... oh excuse me... Hollywood Studios Must Do's
September 9 - August Updates!
September 9 - Animal Kingdom Must Do's
September 9 - Polynesian History
September 17 - Around the "World" Must Do's
September 18 - Revised Trip Details
September 25 - 1 Day To Go!!
The Trip Report!
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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I'm in too...
We are planning on Sept 21-25th.
Gorgeous wedding photo!
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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About Me!

A little bit about me...

My disboards name "Miss Potts" comes from my love for Beauty and the Beast!!!




I love it so much that in college instead of choosing a more revealing and scandalous costume (as most college girls do) ..... I dressed like this:




My favorite part of the costume is that I made my own "Chip" and literally used it as my cup everywhere I went... like, even at the bars! It wasn’t easy either, I had to go through multiple versions of Chip. When I put cold beverages in the first edition of Chip, all the paint started sliding off... but then for the second edition, I learned my lesson and painted the mug then baked it in the oven. It was a success!


Favorites of Miss Potts:

Favorite Park - Magic Kingdom


Favorite Ride - Tower of Terror

Favorite Attraction - Carousel of Progress


Favorite Hotel - Disney's Polynesian Resort


Favorite Restaurant - Le Cellier

Favorite Snack - Popcorn! I swear the popcorn in Disney is just amazing!!!


Favorite Character - hard to choose: Mickey, Mary Poppins, Belle, Mrs. Potts (obvi)


Favorite Disney Movie – again, hard to choose but Mary Poppins & Beauty and the Beast


I'll include my DH's favorites and trip details in the next post!
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I'm in too...
We are planning on Sept 21-25th.
Gorgeous wedding photo!
Welcome! Sept 21-25... are you going to do Free Dining?
Thanks for the compliment on the photo!!
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I'm in!!

Sounds like a pretty awesome trip so far!! We'll be down in Sept as well, but not at the same time! Just barely missing each other haha. Excited to read more!

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I'm in. This one sounds like it's going to be fun!
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Welcome! Sept 21-25... are you going to do Free Dining?
Thanks for the compliment on the photo!!
Yes, I am hoping. I was really wanting to wait until October but if free dining is coming, why not? LOL
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April 2005- Offsite.. My now DH's first time
December 2005- Offsite ( ENGAGED at MK)
December 2007- Offsite ( Pregnant with Lawson)
February 2011-All Star Sport ( Pregnant with Landen)
September 2012- 1 night @ POFQ
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #10
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I'm sad they changed it from Mrs. Potts' Cupboard!
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #11
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I'm in!!

Sounds like a pretty awesome trip so far!! We'll be down in Sept as well, but not at the same time! Just barely missing each other haha. Excited to read more!


Thanks for joining in! I'm following along in your trip reports now!


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It will be! (i hope!) Thanks for joining the fun!

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Yes, I am hoping. I was really wanting to wait until October but if free dining is coming, why not? LOL
Hahaha, I hear ya... just when you think you can hold out, an offer comes out that you can't refuse!

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I'm sad they changed it from Mrs. Potts' Cupboard!

Oh gosh me too! I thought it might resurface in NFL... but no such luck. However, I do love Gaston's Tavern and Maurice's Popping Machine!
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About DH


Favorites of DH

Favorite Park - Animal Kingdom



Favorite Ride - Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Favorite Attraction - Safari and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular!!!

Favorite Hotel - Bay Lake Tower.... he loves the smell of the Contemporary Lobby. We both love BLT and the walkway to the MK!



Favorite Restaurant - O'hana

Favorite Snack - He has 3...
1. Grilled Lamb Chop at F&W (a favorite in 2010 and 2012.. this photo is from 2010.... I hope they have a version this year, or I'm in BIG trouble!)


2. Pork Shank at Gaston's Tavern
(My LeFou's Brew is in the background... I loved it!)


3. Tukery Leg... okokok he doesn't actually like this, but the story behind this particular Turkey Leg is hilarious.
On our trip in 2010, it was DH's first trip since high school... throughout the planning process he was obsessed with getting a Turkey Leg. (I'm pretty sure purely because I think they are gross.) Anyways, on the trip he finally went to get a Turkey Leg... the nice CM assisting us asked if he wanted it for free. UM OF COURSE! So he said yes, and she said "I'll give it to you for free if you gobble like a turkey!" My DH is a big hunter and gave a ridiculously loud and ridiculously accurate turkey gobble. I was laughing, the CM's behind the counter were laughing, and just about everyone in MGM was laughing. In the end, the Turkey Leg wasn't as good as he hoped but it sure made for a great story!


Favorite Character - for a classic character, he loves Donald Duck... for more mainstream he really likes Woody and Buzz. And finally, Gus Gus... the beloved namesake to DH's childhood hamster!



Favorite Disney Movie - I recently asked because I didn't know what he'd say... at any given time, it is totally different. He listed all the typical "boy" Disney movies - Robin Hood, Hercules... then settled on Toy Story, Finding Nemo, AND the cutest answer of all time... The Brave Little Toaster. My sister and I LOVED that movie when we were little... like wear the tape out kind of love... but I didn't realize DH did too. Now I'm tempted to do this to our toaster:




Up next, our trip details!
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Okay, what does LeFou's Brew taste like? It is non-alcoholic right? I'm so excited to try it next week!

These are fun updates!
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:31 AM   #14
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I'm so glad I found your PTR again. I forgot to subscribe and I was just thinking of this the other day.. YAY!! Going to subscribe now.

OMG- I totally forgot about the Brave Little Toaster! Thanks for refreshing my memory!

I have a PTR going too.. Second Star to the Right.. And Straight On till Morning.
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April 2005- Offsite.. My now DH's first time
December 2005- Offsite ( ENGAGED at MK)
December 2007- Offsite ( Pregnant with Lawson)
February 2011-All Star Sport ( Pregnant with Landen)
September 2012- 1 night @ POFQ
September 2012- 3 nights @ AOA
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Hilarious turkey leg story!! I’d heard that rumour that if you gobbled they’d give you one for free, but they only have a certain amount they can give away, and I don’t like the turkey legs so I would never do it haha.

The brave little toaster was such an awesome movie! I definitely found it on dvd and freaked out, it’s great!!


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