Allie's Exhausting, Crazy, Super Fun October Trip Report

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Ollie wrote:
Hoo booy. . . The bar has been raised now!!!

This is a terrific report, Allie!!!

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Pressure is on now.

Great trip report!

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yay yay
You got to meet the Evil Queen!
She was so clever with your costume
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Thank you all very much for reading and for all the compliments! I really enjoyed writing this...it was ALMOST as good as being back there Wink and I really like that I have this to come back and read when I'm missing Disney.

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yay yay
You got to meet the Evil Queen!
She was so clever with your costume
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I thought of you when I met her! I kept thinking "Aw, Magic Mirror would have LOVED this!"

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Day 7 Coming Home yuck

Our last day was a very early morning for us since our flight left at 9am. I believe our ME bus was scheduled for 6:30am if I remember correctly, so we had a shuttle come pick us up from our room at 6:15 to get over to the main building. Luckily we had done most of the packing the night before so I only got up 20 min beforehand. I tried really hard to stay awake for the video on ME to the airport, but I just couldn't keep my eyes open.

Once at the airport, we checked our bags and got our boarding passes and then headed into the Disney Store just outside security to get a little taste of Disney before we left. Apparently this was not a good idea as I was about two steps into the store when I started crying. I felt really childish, but not only was I over-exhausted, I just really didn't want to leave! It's weird because when we went to Mexico for our honeymoon the year before for a week, we really ready to come home at the end of the trip. We both had a really hard time letting go of our Disney vacation though.

After a LONG process at security, we found our gate and then grabbed some breakfast. Jon had a Burger King sandwich and I had a very soggy tuna salad sandwich from one of the convenience stores (I know, at 7:30 in the morning. I'm weird.) We sat and ate and looked through all our pictures from the trip and I teared up again. The flight was really uneventful, I'm never one that can sleep on an airplane but I was so exhausted that I was passed out for most of the trip. We got back into Minneapolis around noon and headed home.

Jon and I both had the time of our lives and I'm so lucky to have shared this with him. Reality is hard to come back to but I take solace in the fact that I know we'll be back. Jon even discussed getting AP, though I don't think that'll be happening anytime soon since flights are so expensive that we can't make it out there several times a year. It was comforting to know that he was on board with making this a regular vacation spot for us, though! clapping

Our next trip we're planning for late 2014, early 2015. My baby sisters are graduating high school a year apart (one in May 2014, one in May 2015) so we want to surprise them and take them to Disney as a graduation present/final hoorah before they go off to college. Both of them have been several times before so we're going to try and make it totally different than any other experience they've had at Disney. Current plans include a lot of resort touring, staying at the Boardwalk, some fine dining, and the Keys to the Kingdom tour. Stay tuned! biggrin

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Thanks for the great report. I've loved reading it, and seeing all your pictures. Disney withdrawal is the pits! laugh

What a fabulous big sister, to be planning on taking your younger sisters to WDW as a surprise. You and Nicole (NSaunier) should get some kind of award or something. yay

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Love love loved it Allie.... I would love to be in the world at the same time you are... I think we would have a blast Smile

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Thanks for taking us along on your walk down the Disney memory lane...
I'm just glad I am not the only one who got teared up when leaving!
Here's to pre-planning and pre-dreaming for Disney 2014/15
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I tear up and get a lump every time I leave, even if I have already been there 3 times that year..... mickey

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finngirl wrote:
Thanks for the great report. I've loved reading it, and seeing all your pictures. Disney withdrawal is the pits! laugh

What a fabulous big sister, to be planning on taking your younger sisters to WDW as a surprise. You and Nicole (NSaunier) should get some kind of award or something. yay

I'm very excited to surprise them with it! They haven't been in several years (several more by the time it comes around) and they were beyond jealous when I was bragging to them about this trip! laugh

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Love love loved it Allie.... I would love to be in the world at the same time you are... I think we would have a blast Smile

Definitely! We would tear up Disney, you and I yay I'll have to try and plan one of our next trips in November so we're there at the same time as you and Mase

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Love love loved it Allie.... I would love to be in the world at the same time you are... I think we would have a blast Smile

Definitely! We would tear up Disney, you and I yay I'll have to try and plan one of our next trips in November so we're there at the same time as you and Mase

That could be dangerous... eek

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Jess wrote:
Love love loved it Allie.... I would love to be in the world at the same time you are... I think we would have a blast Smile

Definitely! We would tear up Disney, you and I yay I'll have to try and plan one of our next trips in November so we're there at the same time as you and Mase

That could be dangerous... eek

awesome We could make a team effort to get her back on Tower of Terror.... laugh

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Jess wrote:
Love love loved it Allie.... I would love to be in the world at the same time you are... I think we would have a blast Smile

Definitely! We would tear up Disney, you and I yay I'll have to try and plan one of our next trips in November so we're there at the same time as you and Mase

That could be dangerous... eek

awesome We could make a team effort to get her back on Tower of Terror.... laugh

Hmmmm.... you make a great offer.... I dont think I can pass that one up. Ok... DEAL! As long as you dont mind video....?

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Deal! Poor Jess, you're just never going to hear the end of that! laugh

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Deal! Poor Jess, you're just never going to hear the end of that! laugh

Oh... I plan on more video's this trip than the ToT one from last year.... biggrin

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Leaving is the worst! I really think they should rename the return trip buses. There is nothing magical about that ride! Sad And as I was reading this I realized that exactly one month from today, we'll be on that very bus. whaaaaa! Sad( Thanks so much for sharing! The next best thing to being there is reading about being there! Wink mickey muchlove clapping

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Leaving is the worst! I really think they should rename the return trip buses. There is nothing magical about that ride! Sad And as I was reading this I realized that exactly one month from today, we'll be on that very bus. whaaaaa! Sad( Thanks so much for sharing! The next best thing to being there is reading about being there! Wink mickey muchlove clapping

But in 3 weeks and 2 days, you'll just be beginning! yay

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But in 3 weeks and 2 days, you'll just be beginning! yay

haha! That's exactly what Sean told me when I got all sad about leaving. He was like "We haven't even gone yet!" lol!

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And when you get home there's always the next trip to start planning! awesome

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And when you get home there's always the next trip to start planning! awesome

There is that! And, of course, this forum so we can live vicariously through everyone else! mickey awesome

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Wow- that was some trip report. I feel like I went along with you. Do I owe you any money? laugh

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Becca1005 wrote:
Allie wrote:
And when you get home there's always the next trip to start planning! awesome

There is that! And, of course, this forum so we can live vicariously through everyone else! mickey awesome

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Fabulous trip report!!!

Even though your pics didn't show up on my computer for some weird reason, I LOVED reading through your trip report.

I am super jealous even though my own trip is so close.....

I also know the pain of Disney Withdrawl. The only cure is planning a new trip which seems to be what you are headed towards!

Excellent job! clapping

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Deal! Poor Jess, you're just never going to hear the end of that! laugh

Hey I said I wanted to go to Disney with you because you seem like a fun person to hang out with and now your trying to plan my demise.... Lol

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MsVersaci wrote:
Fabulous trip report!!!

Even though your pics didn't show up on my computer for some weird reason, I LOVED reading through your trip report.

I am super jealous even though my own trip is so close.....

I also know the pain of Disney Withdrawl. The only cure is planning a new trip which seems to be what you are headed towards!

Excellent job! clapping

laugh We always swear we will save for 2 years and do it bigger and better or maybe a cruise. About three months later we are booking WDW again. This year I actually made it six months. yea me clapping muchlove mickey

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The Colonel wrote:
Wow- that was some trip report. I feel like I went along with you. Do I owe you any money? laugh

Nope, you just owe me one trip to WDW! laugh

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Deal! Poor Jess, you're just never going to hear the end of that! laugh

Hey I said I wanted to go to Disney with you because you seem like a fun person to hang out with and now your trying to plan my demise.... Lol

Only teasing! muchlove But I would be lying if I said I wouldn't try and get you on something else you haven't done...EE perhaps? awesome

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Deal! Poor Jess, you're just never going to hear the end of that! laugh

Hey I said I wanted to go to Disney with you because you seem like a fun person to hang out with and now your trying to plan my demise.... Lol

Only teasing! muchlove But I would be lying if I said I wouldn't try and get you on something else you haven't done...EE perhaps? awesome

Haven't done that one yet...trying to decide if i'm going to get the nerve up to do it this trip or not

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Allie!!

We're thinking about staying at CBR for our June trip, so I sneaked over here JUST to get your impressions of the resort, and ended up reading your report start to finish....!!! What a FANTASTIC report...the sights, the sounds, the FOOD!, the BEVERAGES!, the pictures, the stories...you captured it all, and in such a well-written, cohesive manner.

Plus, you and Jon are about the stinkin' adorablest couple there is!! Wink

So excited for you guys, and your growing "avocado". What a GREAT report. Thank you so much for letting us live that through the two of you!! Smile

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Thanks, Nancy! This getting dug back up caused me to re-read the report too and it made me miss Disney! It was such a great trip!

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Allie! I came to look at your trip report because you said you had done MNSSHP on the last night and I wanted to have a peek at your costumes and the shows! I loved the entire trip report and I'm even more excited for our trip now, if that's at all possible! You crammed so much into 6 days - I'm very impressed. Oh, and you two are a freaking adorable couple btw! Anyway, thanks for the amazing trip report, and I loved your costumes too! I'm going to post an epic trip report when we get back as well now. clapping yay mickey