The Roberts Girls On tour! - the trip report has begun!!!!

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Just a quick update as plans have changed slightly due to the VERY exciting news that Frozen summer fun has been extended!!!!!

now before it was released there were pretty solid rumours that it was going to be offered until the end of September so I re-arranged my plans to include if this happened but these plans Included seeing the fireworks on the 30th September - now when the event was actually released it was only running until 28th September O M G panic stations people we need to do some serious re arranging!!!! now I could fit in the daytime stuff on September 25th as we are already in HS so that was fine but the fireworks were causing me a big issue and there was no way I was missing them!!!

so we changed our plans for September 27th so we are now still going to AK then heading from there to MK to get some lunch and to just spend some extra time at MK then from MK to HS to get a good view for the fireworlks yay yay

but then this left us with another problem this was our night to go see wishes so we then changed our plans on 30th September and cancelled (with a heavy heart) our ADR for Cape May Cafe (I WILL attend in 2015!) and made an ADR for liberty tree tavern (which was a definite for 2015) so we could see wishes in all its glory!!!!

Phew are you as worn out reading this as I am writing it?!?!?!?!

Also I noticed there are quite a few people around the world same time as us so please let me know if anybody wants to meet up!!!

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Also I noticed there are quite a few people around the world same time as us so please let me know if anybody wants to meet up!!!

I'm thinking of going the 27th also. It will be my only window to go. What time do those fireworks go off? I have Epcot After Hours Wind Down that night. I'll probably have to cancel that. Damn - too much to do and too little time.

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The Colonel wrote:
Also I noticed there are quite a few people around the world same time as us so please let me know if anybody wants to meet up!!!

I'm thinking of going the 27th also. It will be my only window to go. What time do those fireworks go off? I have Epcot After Hours Wind Down that night. I'll probably have to cancel that. Damn - too much to do and too little time.

fireworks are down for 8.45pm on the 27th and 28th if you go on MDE for the fireworks the times are there but no times for the sing a long yet

if we enjoy it so much on the 27th I am planning on skipping the last Hanson concert (really not sure if my teenage self will let me yet!) and go watch them again because I've heard they are spectacular!

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I wonder if I can make a mad dash after the fireworks for Epcot After Hours at 10:20 or am I pushing it? I hate to run around like a newb.

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Sounds great, Amy!

Colonel, where's your after-hours party exactly? You might feel a little bit rushed, but I think you should be able to make it safely. The fireworks are are just under 15 minutes, so they'll be over right about 9:00. It could take another 15 minutes to get to the front gate at DHS depending on where you stand. If you take the walking path, you can be at EPCOT in less than 45 minutes (the boat seems to be slightly faster, but you may have to wait a while to board because a lot of people will be leaving at the same time). So you should be able to be at EPCOT by 10:00 and that gives you 20 minutes inside the park to get to your destination.

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Thanks Alicemouse!

I would say you can do it all of alicemouse suggestions would work??? if it was me I'd risk it!

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It's at Tutto Gusto. This is a tough decision. If I feel like staying out I can always go to Jelly a Rolls. Another FWP.

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So seen as it's officially Monday in the UK I can officially say we start our journey to the mouse TODAY!!!! We are setting off this afternoon on a 3 hour journey to the airport we are flying from and stay overnight to get a good nights sleep before an 11am flight on Tuesday morning!!!! I'm so excited now the cases are packed!!!!!

We have had our beauty done this weekend also and only have the final few things to pack before leaving and then we are on our way yay yay yay yay yay

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Awwwwwwww exciting!!!! Have a wonderful trip lovely xxxxx

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Have a great trip Amy! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

clapping yay clapping yay

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Have fun!

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yay have a great time. Looking forward to hearing about it

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Hope you have a wonderful Disney vacation stars

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stars stars stars Have a safe trip! Can't wait to hear about it mickey

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Have a great trip, will keep an eye out for you around Epcot as I think we are there the same day. Safe travels across the pond.

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Have a safe trip, Amy! See you soon!

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yay enjoy and have a great trip yay

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Have a great trip, will keep an eye out for you around Epcot as I think we are there the same day. Safe travels across the pond.

Will do Sally Ann!!! Just look for the typical northerners!!!! Haha

Thanks everyone finally went to sleep and now operation drive to manchester is a go!!!!!!

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Have a magical vacation..We are 19 days behind you..Manchester flight at 11.00 am also..Anyway,safe travels.. clapping

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yay yay yay yay

Safe travels!

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The Watchmaker wrote:
Have a magical vacation..We are 19 days behind you..Manchester flight at 11.00 am also..Anyway,safe travels.. clapping

I'll make sure they are prepared for a royal arrival!!!!

Thanks JMed!!! 5 hours until drive off!!!

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Yay have an awesome trip!

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I feel I should introduce you to Michael he is our mascot for this trip!!!! Hopefully below there should be a picture of him ready to set off earlier!

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We are at our airport hotel now disney day tommorow!!! Yay

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Okay so now jet lag seems to have gone and most of the cases are re packed to be stored I am finally going to start my trip report!!!! will start writing up today and get it posted in the next day or two!

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yay yay yay yay can't wait!

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YAY!! Anxiously awaiting...I think we're going to have to jump on the mascot bandwagon. I had so much fun photo bombing with Olaf on a stick. I'm thinking that Stitch might just have to stow away in my bag in March!

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alicemouse wrote:
YAY!! Anxiously awaiting...I think we're going to have to jump on the mascot bandwagon. I had so much fun photo bombing with Olaf on a stick. I'm thinking that Stitch might just have to stow away in my bag in March!

Just a little word of advice when you take the mascot...... remember to take him with you!!!!!

poor little Michael got taken out on the first day then may or may not have spent the rest of the vacation on the table in the room!!!

once I get my pictures in the right place I shall post away!!!

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Monday 22nd September - Day one

we had some errands to run before we left for Manchester Airport so we planned to leave about 3-3.30 and once all the lovely bags were safely packed we left about 3.30.

now a little back story, leading up to this drive i had created a playlist for us to listen to (basically any disney, cheesy, totally out there song i could find!) and my mam wasnt allowed to listen to this until we had the "big reveal" when we left i had prepared a playlist for going and coming back but she love the one going down so much that we just used that for the return! yay

the time that we left meant there wasnt really much traffic and were making really good time on our journey, now at some point we passed a "Hanson" truck now googling this when i got home it looks like they are a in the building trade but at the time i decided it was a TOTAL SIGN that i was seeing hanson (the band!) in less than a week!!!

We had previously decided we would stop at a service station about an hour from the airport to get food then we could just snack in the room rather than going to the restaurant at the hotel so we stopped and had a KFC (Yummy)

we set off and hit some roadworks sad luckily we werent diverted but it reduced the speed and the lanes kept changing around which when you dont know the roads and its getting dark isnt ideal but i coped very well yay
we got to the hotel with no problems whatsoever! we went to check in and it was really busy!!! once we got checked in we took some of the bags up to the room and it was HUGE (as you can hopefully see in the pics below!)and extremely warm!!! we had 2 windows open and it was still no good! i had to move the car and get more cases out then we got settled in the room, put our slippers on

and had a few alcoholic beverages and snacks then i went in the shower and we ate, drank and tried to be merry (however low alchol pre mixed cocktails dont really do that!)
we went to bed pretty early and dreamt of our plane tommorow was ...............................DISNEY DAY!!!!!!!!!!




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mickey

Enjoying your posts miss Amy Laughing out loud
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