Birthday on the Boardwalk: Trip Report

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I love CATS! And it looks like you got a really great view of that lion. When we rode, the lion was visible but not in a position that made him easy to see, just looked like a sleeping beige lump on the ground.

I hope you have an equally nice time in May, and I'm looking forward to the next trip report.

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Really enjoyed reading about your trip, alicemouse! My mom, sister, and I are headed to the Boardwalk next month, so I especially appreciate your info and tips on the bus system (getting off early and walking...). You took some great photos of the new parade at MK as well as the AK wildlife! mickey

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MandaLynn wrote:
Really enjoyed reading about your trip, alicemouse! My mom, sister, and I are headed to the Boardwalk next month, so I especially appreciate your info and tips on the bus system (getting off early and walking...). You took some great photos of the new parade at MK as well as the AK wildlife! mickey

Thanks, MandaLynn! I hope they have a great trip--it really is a beautiful resort! I kind of wish we had made time to use the pool, but with the parks so close, I just can't tear myself away long enough to swim!

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December 2013: 10th Anniversary, 1st DVC Stay | April 2014: Birthday on the Boardwalk | May 2014: Star Wars Weekend, Navigating WDW with a wheelchair | August 2014: Villains Unleashed | September/October 2014: MNSSHP, F&W, Tower of Terror 10-miler | March/April 2015: Disneyland and California Coastal Cruise | November 2015: Wine & Dine Half, Food & Wine, 1st Disney Cruise | February 2016: Presidential Classic Gymnastics Meet | March 2016: "Work" Trip, Tours, F&G Festival | April 2016: Conference at Disneyland | Fall 2016: Festive Fall Fun | January 2017: Festival of the Arts | May 2017: AbD Backstage Magic | July 2017: AbD San Francisco | Sorry I had to give up doing trip reports. Too many time commitments right now.

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Great trip report, Alice! Loved reading it!

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Yes it was Alice - thank you so much. mickey

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awesome Great report!

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Great TR Alicemouse and you had the best birthday gift when your Dad said that he would go back.

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Loved your TR! I'm glad you had a great time awesome

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Thanks, everyone!

You're right about that, PirateGirl!

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What a great report! It sounds like even with the annoyances, you had a fantastic birthday trip!

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alicemouse wrote:
I kind of wish we had made time to use the pool, but with the parks so close, I just can't tear myself away long enough to swim!

Haha...I agree!! I love hanging out in the pool on vacation, but I'm sure we will feel the same on our quick long weekend. At Disney, there is just too much else to get excited about! mickey

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MandaLynn wrote:
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I kind of wish we had made time to use the pool, but with the parks so close, I just can't tear myself away long enough to swim!

Haha...I agree!! I love hanging out in the pool on vacation, but I'm sure we will feel the same on our quick long weekend. At Disney, there is just too much else to get excited about! mickey

I had read in the Unofficial Guide that something like 87% of kids say that the pool is their favorite part of their Disney vacation. Fools! Waste your time in the pool. I'll be at the parks! laugh J/K I like to swim too, but if I really wanted to, I could swim at home for free. I'm paying for park access.

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December 2013: 10th Anniversary, 1st DVC Stay | April 2014: Birthday on the Boardwalk | May 2014: Star Wars Weekend, Navigating WDW with a wheelchair | August 2014: Villains Unleashed | September/October 2014: MNSSHP, F&W, Tower of Terror 10-miler | March/April 2015: Disneyland and California Coastal Cruise | November 2015: Wine & Dine Half, Food & Wine, 1st Disney Cruise | February 2016: Presidential Classic Gymnastics Meet | March 2016: "Work" Trip, Tours, F&G Festival | April 2016: Conference at Disneyland | Fall 2016: Festive Fall Fun | January 2017: Festival of the Arts | May 2017: AbD Backstage Magic | July 2017: AbD San Francisco | Sorry I had to give up doing trip reports. Too many time commitments right now.

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Loved the TR!!!!

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alicemouse wrote:
MandaLynn wrote:
alicemouse wrote:
I kind of wish we had made time to use the pool, but with the parks so close, I just can't tear myself away long enough to swim!

Haha...I agree!! I love hanging out in the pool on vacation, but I'm sure we will feel the same on our quick long weekend. At Disney, there is just too much else to get excited about! mickey

I had read in the Unofficial Guide that something like 87% of kids say that the pool is their favorite part of their Disney vacation. Fools! Waste your time in the pool. I'll be at the parks! laugh J/K I like to swim too, but if I really wanted to, I could swim at home for free. I'm paying for park access.

The last time my friend Patty took her niece - all she wanted to do was swim. She could have cared less about the parks so my friend has not taken her niece back. What a shame!

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great trip report

I recently learned about Character Palooza and am hoping to catch it in October. Are you going to try again on your next trip?

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JoAnn C wrote:
great trip report

I recently learned about Character Palooza and am hoping to catch it in October. Are you going to try again on your next trip?

Absolutely! We're taking DH's aunt along in May and she would absolutely love it! I hope they still do it during Star Wars Weekends...I guess we'll find out!

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December 2013: 10th Anniversary, 1st DVC Stay | April 2014: Birthday on the Boardwalk | May 2014: Star Wars Weekend, Navigating WDW with a wheelchair | August 2014: Villains Unleashed | September/October 2014: MNSSHP, F&W, Tower of Terror 10-miler | March/April 2015: Disneyland and California Coastal Cruise | November 2015: Wine & Dine Half, Food & Wine, 1st Disney Cruise | February 2016: Presidential Classic Gymnastics Meet | March 2016: "Work" Trip, Tours, F&G Festival | April 2016: Conference at Disneyland | Fall 2016: Festive Fall Fun | January 2017: Festival of the Arts | May 2017: AbD Backstage Magic | July 2017: AbD San Francisco | Sorry I had to give up doing trip reports. Too many time commitments right now.

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AliceMouse - LOVED your TR. Helped me immensely! One question though. How did you get so many FP+ in a day? I'm still a little bit of a WDW newbie so I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing. THANK YOU!! yay

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Hi & welcome, AnneMermaid! We only had 3 FP/day except for the day at Hollywood Studios. When Benn went to guest relations about his Magic Band not working, we mentioned to Heather, the CM that he worked with for nearly an hour, that we had one FP that we hadn't used for Indiana Jones because we were late getting there so there was no point to using it. Instead of just booking a new FP for us, she gave us that one and an extra one as a "universal" FP that we could use for any attraction--including one that we had already been on that day (Hello, Toy Story!!). So, not magic formula for getting extra FP+ selections except to have a crappy time with Magic Bands and luck into an extra awesome cast member.

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December 2013: 10th Anniversary, 1st DVC Stay | April 2014: Birthday on the Boardwalk | May 2014: Star Wars Weekend, Navigating WDW with a wheelchair | August 2014: Villains Unleashed | September/October 2014: MNSSHP, F&W, Tower of Terror 10-miler | March/April 2015: Disneyland and California Coastal Cruise | November 2015: Wine & Dine Half, Food & Wine, 1st Disney Cruise | February 2016: Presidential Classic Gymnastics Meet | March 2016: "Work" Trip, Tours, F&G Festival | April 2016: Conference at Disneyland | Fall 2016: Festive Fall Fun | January 2017: Festival of the Arts | May 2017: AbD Backstage Magic | July 2017: AbD San Francisco | Sorry I had to give up doing trip reports. Too many time commitments right now.