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Figgy Family Road Trip Adventure

I've posted most of this on another sight, but I'm posting it here to let you know a little about myself and my family. It all started back late last August on the 3rd day of school when my son broke his arm in 2 places and all he asked for before going into surgery was his math homework and a trip to Disney. What's a mom to do but start planning the next day after having to tell him he would have to miss one day of school (he tried to sneak out to go after getting home after midnight). First up was where were we going to stay, knowing out of pocket for the arm would make staying on sight a little much we decided to rent a condo right off property in Emerald Isle. We have used that company before and had a wonderful experience so we booked June 8th- June 20th first call and deposit made. Next came Sandy, no power!!!! I had flashlights, planning books and pen and paper ready to start our planning in earnest. Now all I had to do was wait for the 180 day mark. Staying off sight meant being on the phone at 7am every morning but we got all the ADRs and times we wanted. Walt himself must have been smiling down on us as we even got Be Our Guest for the day and time we wanted. Then a long hard winter of waiting and packing until finally on June 7th we hit the road at 6am heading south as a tropical storm was heading north. Nothing and I mean nothing was going to stop us. So we headed west on 80 all the way to 81 south and didn't see any sun until South Carolina but who cared we were on our way to Disney. We made it to Brunswick Ga. to get a bit of sleep before being on the road as the sun was coming up! DTD and shopping here I come!

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This is one repeat story I'll enjoy..LOL.. yeah

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June 8th DTD let the shopping begin

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Sadly I didn't get to do as much shopping as I wanted done that day as I wanted to check out all the stores and the parks before making any major purchases and we had to get provisions for the condo and be in bed by 6pm. Yes you heard right as we planned on being on line at DHS by midnight to line up for autographs on the last day of Star Wars Weekends.

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Love that Chefs hat.... yay

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Thank you and this times it's got pics! I'll get to more tomorrow as the next day involved 23 hours without sleep and lots of fun and adventure!

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So did he! My little chef! He just loves recreating meals we've had at Disney with me.

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June 9th park day one. As planned we were on line in front of DHS at midnight to get autographs and enjoy all we could of our one and only SWW day. waiting waiting waiting Yes we waited all night but it was well worth it and we met some really nice people. The entire crowd was friendly and quite happy to share tips on how to get the most of our day. Sometime in the middle of the night the staff came around with wristbands so we could get our fast passes. About 6am fp distribution began and my younger son James and his father got theirs for Billy D Williams I got one for Peter Mayhew and my son Michael got one for Ashley OMG I forget her last name now but she was the voice of Asoka in the Clone Wars cartoon. The park opened about 7 and we were welcomed in by the funniest storm troopers ever. Most of the day was spent getting autographs pictures and soaking in all things Star Wars including James doing the Jedi Training

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Shhhhhh!!! Don't tell but I know what my husband is getting for Christmas

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More pics from our SWW day

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We were on line at midnight and stayed for the Hoopla and I'm so glad we did. This was the 2nd time we did a SWW day and I would gladly do it again. My suggestion would be to do it at least once if you can but do not make any dining reservations that day as it would cut way too much into your day. My other suggestion would be do not leave with the masses after the Hoopla!!!!! We walked right onto ToT and RnRC after and when we left Fantasmic was still going on but the Star Wars crowd was mostly gone. One last suggestion if you are inclined to have an adult beverage try the "Dark Side" a nice rum drink that's a special for SWW

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Hmmm Photos these one family member missing i sense

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You sense correctly! Figgy.....dont be shy...... yay

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There will be pics of me later! Somebody has to take the pics! LOL

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Thank goodness I don't need much sleep because we were up bright and early and the first family though our turnstile into EPCOT we went. Right away we went to see the new version of Test Track. my boys like the new version better. I found both pros and cons to it. Then Mission Space orange and for me some shopping in Mouse Gear. Then over to the Seas. I still get a kick out of Turtle Talk with Crush. From there it was over to visit with Figment and get a few items in the gift shop. Then on to our sit down lunch at Les Chefs with Remy. My guys really like the food there especially the deserts. After a rather filling lunch it was a boat ride back to FW and the land was first up. I can't say enough good thing about that place, I lone Soarin, the boat ride, the Behind the Seeds tour and even the little film with the Lion King gang. Then we spent quite a few hours in Innoventions. My boys got me on Sum of All Thrills clapping it was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Then over to Club Cool and lucky for me they were out of Beverly LOL. For dinner we headed back over to World Showcase to my favorite place back there the Tangerine Cafe. We strolled around back there and explored for a while. I better not forget I stopped for a Grey Goose Slush and then back to FW to ride TT after dark and Spaceship Earth.

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More EPCOT pics

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figgy wrote:
Sadly I didn't get to do as much shopping as I wanted done that day as I wanted to check out all the stores and the parks before making any major purchases and we had to get provisions for the condo and be in bed by 6pm. Yes you heard right as we planned on being on line at DHS by midnight to line up for autographs on the last day of Star Wars Weekends.

You guys are those crazy people!

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It was worth every minute. I can't tell you how much fun we had yay yay yay

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Great stuff..Love the pics..As that you dressed up as a fish..?.LOL...

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Better than eating that poor fellow "Fish are friends not food"

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Tuesday June 11th time for some magic in the MK. There's always magic there and the day's start was no exception the fab 5 were out taking pic about an hour before park opening. Once again we were first at the turnstiles and when they let us in it was right to Enchanted Tales with Belle. If you've never been you must see it I'm still trying to figure out the mirror. Then on over to Under The Sea and meet Ariel and a ride on her magical adventure. From there we went to explore the rest of the FLE. Our tummies were growling so over to Cosmic Ray's and lunch and a show by Sunny Eclipse another often overlooked piece of Disney magic. I'll say the veggie burger with cucumber salad was quite yummy and my guys loaded up with burgers fries and enough fixings to be called a salad. Being nice and full we went over to meet Merida and then some leg stretching and shopping on MSUSA

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After our little break we went over to Tomorrowland and rode everything and the on to the Tea Cups and the rest of Fantasyland. Then we had our best meal of the trip at Be Our Guest. The food and beverages were excellent and our server Craig was the absolute best knowing how to pair our selections. Recharged we made our way over to Liberty square, it wouldn't be a trip without a stop in the Christmas and kitchen shops there. Then the biggies, HM, Splash, BTMRR, POTC and the Tike Room all just in time to see the Electric Light Parade and Wishes. A most magical day indeed

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