Completed Trip Report! ****What? Am I crazy? Disney during Thanksgiving week?!?! ****

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Thanks Jen for letting us tag along!! Nice trip report!!Smile

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Thank you for sharing. Wonderful TR Smile loved all the pictures. clapping

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OH How I LOVE Sven! My favorite Magic Shot by far! There is also a video one. I can not get it to attach Sad

I was a little upset the photographers were letting people sit on the benches in these pics. There is one with a kid laid out with his legs spread. Ruins the whole pic...

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Amazing trip report! We love Mama Melrose too. It is always a must on our list. My favorite pictures were the Star Wars Han and Leia pics! Love them!!

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Finally catching up- thanks for the great report. Your pictures are wonderful, I love all of the Christmas decorations.

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Thanks! I loved them all too. I just felt like there was so much more to all the Animal Kingdom area ones. They were so interesting. I wish I had gotten pictures in Harambe Market, they were so unique and beautiful!

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Time to add some highs and lows since I've had a couple days to reflect on the trip.

This was our first DVC trip as a family and the first trip we have ALL used our AP. I am pretty sure we will be renewing. Time to set up an AP savings account now that they've gone up laugh

Highs: Activating Blondie's AP and getting the new one with Memory Maker!
Mama Melrose dinner
ALL of the Christmas decorations (they were just going up last year when we were there)

Lows: I was underwhelmed with Holidays Around the World
Didn't get to see all the resorts all decked out (our own fault lol)
Knowing we were seeing the Osborne Lights for the last time

All in all it was a fantastic trip. I honestly think they keep getting better every time we go!

Now the count down to Hilton Head Resort is on, I've spent a couple weekends down there a few years ago. I know there are a few new things around town and I know one restaurant we want to try for our Anniversary dinner but I need to make a final decision. I can't wait to check out the resort!

Thanks for reading along! See ya real soon!!!

Hilton Head Resort - 36 days!

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Great report as always, JMed! I love your idea of giving Blondie a surprise every hour on the drive down. It sounds like the crowds weren't all that bad for Thanksgiving.

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Trip Reports:
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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just catching up fab report JMed loved reading along!!! i udnerstand about the MM pictures we had some beside gastons fountain and in the back there is kids literally dangling into the water in the background it does spoil it a bit but thank god for editing!!! haha

roll on the next trip!