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Old 02-23-2020, 11:39 AM   #21
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Loving this report so far! I did a one-on-one day at Disney with both of my kids a few years ago. This is my report from that trip. I would love to do a longer trip with each of my kids. It's so interesting to read this and see how much as changed in just two short years as well!
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:39 PM   #22
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Loving this report so far! I did a one-on-one day at Disney with both of my kids a few years ago. This is my report from that trip. I would love to do a longer trip with each of my kids. It's so interesting to read this and see how much as changed in just two short years as well!
Prior to this trip -- DW and I had taken turns taking each daughter to different parts of MK for like 4 or 5 hours. That was nice b/c the older one was getting bored with the "kiddie" rides...and more importantly, I found the kids misbehaved less by themselves b/c they weren't fighting for attention.

And navigating two people thru the parks is much easier than four...especially when I don't have to worry about DW second guessing my every decision.
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:55 PM   #23
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Day 2 – Epcot/Pool/Moonlight Magic

Ok. Where were we? Oh yeah…day one was in the books and it is now day two. The schedule for today called for Epcot, hang out at the pool and then hit up the DVC Moonlight Magic in the evening. Unfortunately, the forecast was rather ominous. Rain was in the forecast more or less all day, and heavy thunderstorms were expected starting in the late afternoon.

The day started out nice and early with a quick breakfast at the QS at BCV. Kat got a plate full of Mickey Waffles and I went with bacon and eggs. Pretty good – but not outstanding. Kat enjoyed the syrup.




Lady enjoyed the view.



After that quick breakfast, we headed back to the room to get ready for the day. You didn’t notice Kat was still in her PJs?


Since we were planning on meeting the Frozen girls, I decided I would try my luck with a French braid as best I could to mimic Elsa’s hair do. Say what you will – I was pretty proud of myself. Thanks YouTube!+




So after approximately 45 minutes (just kidding – it only took me 15 mins to do that), it was time to head into Epcot. Since we were staying at BCV, we entered through the international gateway. Let me just say – if you’ve never done this in the AM – it is really awesome. No one is around and you can get some really good pictures in front of UK and Canada.





Apparently Kat likes morning drinking.




After pulling her away from the pub, we finally made our way toward future world. Stopped briefly at a photo op place, but she wasn’t feeling it anymore.




No worries – time for the first ride of the day – and for Kat – her first ride on the fastest ride at WDW!!!




Haha -- Just kidding!


She designed her car and I designed my car. I must say, I was pretty confident I would destroy her. See for yourself.
Her car....





vs my car...



There's no way in hell I'm losing this one. Her car is an abomination of engineering.


And then we got to the scores...



I guess I forgot to take a picture of the final score – but somehow, her behemoth outscored mine like 199 to 198. I will not let that happen again!!!


Believe it or not – I was able to coax her onto mission space:green. Luckily it was a walk on, so we didn’t have to wait too long. Unfortunately, all of the pre-ride warnings and videos started to get her extremely anxious. She was sooooooo close to crying and backing out…but if you know me in real life – I wasn’t going to let her back out of anything.



Well – she was definitely scared part of the way through – but by the end, she declared it was “THE BEST RIDE EVER!” (spoiler alert – she says that about several rides). So I guess you can all hold off on calling CPS for now. J

Next up we had some FPs for Spaceship Earth. Normally this would be a walk-on or at most, a 5 to 10 minute wait via FP. For some reason, at 10:10 am – it was the longest line I’ve ever seen. [side bar -- at least until this past January after opening of ROTR]




What the What???

No idea what the problem was – I can only assume the ride went down prior to us getting there. Either that – or all the dummies that enter Epcot think this is THE.RIDE.TO.GO.ON. But I digress. As always, SE was awesome. I can’t help but feel good about humanity everytime I ride that ride.


Following SE, it was time for yet another first for Kat. She was finally tall enough to take flight!!! Again – she was a little apprehensive (although not as bad as MS), but she quickly got over it and the excitement soon took hold.


Prior to taking flight, we both took off our shoes to get a more realistic feeling. Normally – I’ll take off the socks too. Gives you a much more realistic feeling of flying.



She was so damn funny during the ride. Every time there was simulation of movement, she would let out a huge happy squeal.



I’m not talking a subtle, quiet squeal. No...that would be expected.

I'm not sure exactly how to accurately reflect what sound was coming from this little mini-me.

It’d probably be more accurate to call it a really loud and high pitched screech? One that goes on for a good 2.......or 30 seconds???




Luckily, the people around us had all been on it before and appreciated the enthusiasm. After the fireworks and the safe landing, she YELLED...AT THE TOP OF HER LUNGS,


“BEST. RIDE. EVAH!!!!”




I told you it wasn’t the last time.


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Old 02-25-2020, 03:56 PM   #24
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CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS POST


So how the hell do you top that?


With a quick trip to Arendelle, of course.












That creeper picture is probably my favorite!

What you can’t tell from the pictures is that Kat is SUPER shy around the characters. She barely talks to them at all, but once we leave the room, she is always so excited and can barely contain herself.



I love this meet and greet probably the most. No FPs needed since they have (SPOILER ALERT) multiple rooms with the characters, which allows them to spend quite a bit of time with you. In our case, since we were the only ones in the room, both ladies of Arendelle talked to her at the same time. It was so much fun for her.








….I might have enjoyed it too.







Following our princess meet and greet, we boarded our boat and took in a ride through the great frozen tundra. By this point, it was a little past noon, so we grabbed a quick bite to eat at the Mexico QS (sorry, no pictures – but I’m pretty sure I got kid nachos and the taco trio thing – very good), before heading back to BCV for a little pool and rest time.

We hit up the pool for a couple hours (no pictures since I didn’t trust the water proofing of my brand new iphone 8, sorry). Let me just say that SAB, with the sand bottom on the pool is AWESOME! I literally just walked around and kneaded my feet. It was like getting a foot massage. If you ever stay there – make sure you hit the pool up. We didn’t mess with the slide since I didn’t want to have to follow her over to the entrance. I’ve been on the slide before, and it really isn’t all that fun, so I didn’t want to even bring it to her attention.


After the pool, it was time to get ready for the DVC moonlight magic event. The weather still wasn’t looking great – but that wasn’t going to stop us!

How wet do we get?

Stay tuned to see how that goes!!!

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Old 03-01-2020, 10:11 AM   #25
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I’m patiently trying to pass time between trips...it’s always difficult for me. It’s time for your trip report to continue.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:12 PM   #26
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Awesome trip report! Kat is so adorable and thumbs up to you, Dad, on the braid. Well done. New career path is waiting for you at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!

We are taking our 3 and 5 year old GK's in April and will be staying at BC for a few nights, can't wait! Did you know about the little water slide at SAB? I think it is located behind the steps of the big slide. We stumbled upon it by accident and our GD loved it. We usually had the spot to ourselves, it was great.

Can't wait to read the ending!
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:21 PM   #27
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Love the pictures and TR. Such a cutie. love the breakfast pic and her looking down by Festival sign, but all are so sweet/cute. Glad she had such a fun time on Epcot rides. and loves the thrill of it all.
We've been 'competing' for best car at Test track for awhile, and have So much fun doing that. last trip tho, DS wanted to try and get a score in the best of the day in at least one category. Last trip, rather late in the day, he went for tops in Capability and got it. that was fun and something different.
thanks again for sharing all the fun and adventures. so cute!
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:35 PM   #28
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Once upon a time, a child could write a letter to their favorite character to receive an autographed Disney Photo from that favorite character....
( worth a try)...
Attn: MickeyMouse
Walt Disney Communications
P.O. Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-0040

So I wonder if you have to specifically address it to the character?

Also : Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, Ca 91521

I might have to write to “Santa” this December . I love his Disney autograph

Takes up to 6 weeks to receive in mail...

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Old 03-01-2020, 12:45 PM   #29
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I’m patiently trying to pass time between trips...it’s always difficult for me. It’s time for your trip report to continue.
Thanks for joining in -- I've been waiting to post the next installment until I got some comments.

Next update coming shortly...so stay tuned.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:48 PM   #30
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Awesome trip report! Kat is so adorable and thumbs up to you, Dad, on the braid. Well done. New career path is waiting for you at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!

We are taking our 3 and 5 year old GK's in April and will be staying at BC for a few nights, can't wait! Did you know about the little water slide at SAB? I think it is located behind the steps of the big slide. We stumbled upon it by accident and our GD loved it. We usually had the spot to ourselves, it was great.

Can't wait to read the ending!
Thanks for the compliment -- but I don't think I could take dealing with everyone else's children.

I did know about the tiny slide -- but Kat only likes the big ones, so she wouldn't have been impressed with that one. Plus that would have required me to get out of the main pool, and I was having too much fun massaging my feet in the sand.

My youngest would have liked it though.
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