Updated for this year! Blondie Goes to Golf Camp 2017!!!

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Updated for this year! Blondie Goes to Golf Camp 2017!!!

Or as I call it, another excuse to go to Disney World!! laugh laugh yay yay

Well, FastPass day is Wednesday. Now that they have changed the time, I will be sitting in traffic on the way to work when they open. Guess I will have to stop on the side of the road cause I really really want Soaring, Frozen and (hopefully by August) Rivers of Light.

Joe got an email from the golf pro a few months ago about the golf programs they have for kiddos. They have a bunch of day camps that we were thinking about then they sent us the week long camp info!!! It's a really good deal which kind of surprised me. It is 5 days 9a-2p and includes snacks, drinks and lunch. It's $350 and we got a DVC discount. The week long camp we want to put her in here is about the same price. I assumed with the Disney name it would be more. I know they also have a soccer camp (my friend is taking her kids) and I am sure others also!

I chose Old Key West because it was the lowest points and we are saving for the October trip to stay at Animal Kingdom. Blondie is looking forward to the sand castle slide at the pool. We've never stayed here so if you have any tips for this resort, let me know. I actually have a day planned with NO PARK! I am super proud of myself and with the heat, I am sure we are gong to need it.

My rough plans are as follows. FastPass options are the top 3 we each want so we will just have to wait and see what works out and also hop in line for a few I am sure. I plan on being out of the parks by 9 each night as Blondie has full days. There are 3 days that Joe is golfing off property those are the days that I have tours booked!

Can anyone tell me about the Keys to the Kingdom tour??? I booked the 8:30, the website says it is a 5 hour tour, does it run pretty true to time? This is one of the days Joe is golfing off property and I want to make sure I can get to Blondie when camp gets out at 2 if he can't.. I know I will be pushing it. Is lunch the last thing they do? If so, I could probably just cut out a little early.

Sunday July 31 Arrival day
Check into Old Key West Resort
Disney Springs " Wolfgang Puck Express or possibly D-Lux Burger for dinner

Monday August 1
Golf Camp 9a-2p
Magic Kingdom " 12:15 pm The Plaza Jen and Joe Lunch
Magic Kingdom Get FastPass for Mine Train " Haunted Mansion " Big Thunder Mountain After 4 pm

Tuesday August 2
Golf Camp 9a-2p
Joe Golf
Jen The Grand Floridian " The Floridian Express Tour 9:00 am
Disney Springs after tour
Epcot - Get Fast Pass for Soarin " Frozen Ever After " Living with the Land After 4 pm

Wed August 3
Golf Camp 9a-2p
Joe Golf
Jen Magic Kingdom " Keys to the World Tour 8:30 am
OKW " Olivia's 7:20 pm dinner
Animal Kingdom " Get Fast Pass for Rivers of Light " Everest " Safari (late) After 4 pm

Thursday August 4
Golf Camp 9a-2p
Hollywood Studios Get Fast Pass for TSM " Rock n Roller Coaster " Star Tours After 4 pm

Friday August 5
Golf Camp 9a-2p
Joe Golf
Jen Epcot " Behind the Seeds Tour 10:30 am
Stroll World Showcase Single Rider Test Track
Relax at pool with dinner there or at Disney Springs?

Saturday August 6 Check Out
Epcot " The Garden Grill 9:00 am breakfast
FP Soarin - Test Track - Frozen Ever After

Lots of the thing we have planned are because of you guys and gals!!! Garden Grill (spook) The Plaza (JanJ) Keys to the Kingdom (everyone who has done it lol) So, thanks everyone! It's gonna be hot but we are going to make the best of it! This is the trip I have decided only one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner ADR - I am starting to worry about that but I am sure we will find plenty to eat LOL. We are also bringing snacks, breakfast stuff and drinks for the room.

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That golf camp looks awesome and your plans sound great! Very exciting!!!

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That golf camp looks amazing! Fun trip and I love that you are going on lots of tours. Such a great idea. awesome

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sounds like a great opportunity for Blondie.

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that's great! looks like fun for all !

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RE: KTTK tour

We've done this one twice and I'm pretty sure it's the full 5 hrs. The lunch is not the end - if I remember correctly, the last part is the utilidor under Main St USA. You can always sneak out early and just let your tour guide know ahead of time.

Have a great time!

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RE: KTTK tour

We've done this one twice and I'm pretty sure it's the full 5 hrs. The lunch is not the end - if I remember correctly, the last part is the utilidor under Main St USA. You can always sneak out early and just let your tour guide know ahead of time.

Have a great time!

I don't want to miss the utilidors!!! Joe will just have to play really early LOL

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JMed wrote:
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RE: KTTK tour

We've done this one twice and I'm pretty sure it's the full 5 hrs. The lunch is not the end - if I remember correctly, the last part is the utilidor under Main St USA. You can always sneak out early and just let your tour guide know ahead of time.

Have a great time!

I don't want to miss the utilidors!!! Joe will just have to play really early LOL

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Shout out to my wonderful hubby. Wednesday is my day to take Blondie to school but he is going to take her so that I can make our FPs in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!! muchlove yay muchlove yay

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sounds like a great plans and pleased Joe is taking Blondie to school priorities of course! hope you manage to get everything you want! and can't wait to hear about the trip!!

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Sounds awesome! I've heard really great thinks about D-Luxe burger so hoping you try that so I can get your review!

Just a heads up that when I made FastPass+ reservations for someone this morning Frozen Ever After and Soarin were both Tier 1 so you will have to pick between those for that day sad

And like Jan said, when I did the Keys to the Kingdom in Sept '14 it ran almost exactly 5 hours and the utilidors were last...lunch was about half way through.

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OMG, I HATE the new FP+ selection. One at a time takes FOREVER. And it stressed me out. I liked picking my 3 and the time options showing. Oh and of course I get to work and out server is down.

But I mostly got what I wanted. I am bummed of course that Frozen and Soarin were both tier one. I knew it was going to be that way as I too was playing around with it before hand.

I may still tweak things a bit but so far I have:

Mon 7DMT, Big Thunder Mtn and Haunted Mansion
Tues Frozen and Meet Mickey
Wed Everest, Safari (6:45pm!!!!) and Jungle Book which by August I am hoping for Rivers of Light. I heard JB was kinda lame
Thurs Toy Story Mania and ToT
Fri RnRC
Sat Soarin

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JMed wrote:
OMG, I HATE the new FP+ selection. One at a time takes FOREVER. And it stressed me out. I liked picking my 3 and the time options showing. Oh and of course I get to work and out server is down.

But I mostly got what I wanted. I am bummed of course that Frozen and Soarin were both tier one. I knew it was going to be that way as I too was playing around with it before hand.

I may still tweak things a bit but so far I have:

Mon 7DMT, Big Thunder Mtn and Haunted Mansion
Tues Frozen and Meet Mickey
Wed Everest, Safari (6:45pm!!!!) and Jungle Book which by August I am hoping for Rivers of Light. I heard JB was kinda lame
Thurs Toy Story Mania and ToT
Fri RnRC
Sat Soarin

Of course they would make Frozen the same tier really? mad

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Arrival night, just made a reservation for Frontera Cocina!!!!!

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JMed wrote:
Arrival night, just made a reservation for Frontera Cocina!!!!!

Whooohooo! I can't wait for your review!

This sounds like a fun trip, and any new excuse for a Disney trip sounds like a good one to me.

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Arrival night, just made a reservation for Frontera Cocina!!!!!

Whooohooo! I can't wait for your review!

This sounds like a fun trip, and any new excuse for a Disney trip sounds like a good one to me.

I'm pretty excited about this one. Joe probably not so much. He refuses to go Mexican with us anymore. Says he is burnt out. laugh laugh

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But... RICK BAYLESS! Seriously.

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He could care less who it is LOL. I told him about Morimoto's when it was first coming around and he didn't care then who the chef was.... my husband hurts my foodie heart sometimes.

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JMed wrote:
Arrival night, just made a reservation for Frontera Cocina!!!!!

Did you book through Open Table? I got all excited when I saw this and went to try to get something for October. It's not listed on My Disney Experience yet.

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Arrival night, just made a reservation for Frontera Cocina!!!!!

Did you book through Open Table? I got all excited when I saw this and went to try to get something for October. It's not listed on My Disney Experience yet.

Yep! The review I read said it was available on MDE but it's not.

For October I made our STK reservation on Open Table then switched it to MDE when it came open. I like to SEE my plans...

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my husband hurts my foodie heart sometimes.

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It's almost time! We leave tomorrow morning. Just about everything is packed and ready to go! There have been a fe changes to the plans so here is an update.

Sunday
Head out early for Orlando
We have to stop at Publix on the way in to grab some Coconut/Almond milk for my morning shakes
Check into Old Key West
Relax at pool
Dinner at Frontera Cocina
Free cupcake at Sprinkles

Monday
Blondie has her first day of camp. 9-2
Joe and I will head back to OKW or monorail hop until our lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern (the menu changed at The Plaza and didn't really catch my eye)
Back to MK after camp for Haunted Mansion, Mine Train and BTMRR

Tuesday
Blondie camp
Joe Golf
Me - The Floridian Express Tour @ the Grand Floridian 9am
Not 100% sure what I am doing after the tour yet...
Epcot that night with Liberty Inn for dinner
Frozen Ever After, Spaceship Earth and Meet Mickey *depending on the lines, maybe Soarin and meet Anna and Elsa*

Wednesday
Blondie Camp
Joe Golf
Me Keys to the Kingdom 8:30
AK that night Everest, Safari (evening) and Jungle Book. We may skip the show and take a couple spins on Everest!
Flame Tree dinner

Thursday
Blondie Camp
Joe and I are leaving property (groan) to have lunch with his old boss at Girodano's
Not sure what we will do the rest of the day
Hollywood Studios Toy Story, ToT and Star Tours
Gonna grab empanadas from the new stand

Friday
Blondie Camp
Joe Gold Me Behind the Seeds 10:30
gonna standby Soarin if I think I can swing it before the tour
single rider Test Track
Back to HS for ROck n Roller Coaster
Olivia's for dinner
Disney SPrings to meet up with a couple of my friends who will be in town

Saturday
garden Grill for breakfast
Soarin fastpass
want to try Sum of all Thrills
Head home sad
Stop at 4 Rivers in Jacksonville to get brisket for dad and dinner!

I will be posting here, Facebook and Instagram!!!

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Have a great trip! I know the crazy heat isn't your friend so I hope you can manage it mickey

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Have a great time!

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Sounds like a blast! Take it easy in that heat!! eek

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Hey y'all! We made it! We checked in around 2 (got the text our room was ready at 1ish)

We had a very uneventful trip. Our standard stop at the FLorida rest area for OJ, a couple bathroom breaks and Publix for my shakes I have for breakfast. (as I type this I realized I forgot my shaker cup mad )

We skipped check-in and drove straight to our building, unloaded the car and headed for Olivia's. Since we at lunch here, I cancelled dinner for Friday and will find something else.

We are resting a bit now but about to head to Disney Springs by boat. I will be doing another live feed on Facebook on the way!

Pics will get uploaded later!

The heat isn't too bad today, the temp is lower than home and the humidity isn't as high. Hopefully the next few days are the same! crossfingers crossfingers crossfingers crossfingers crossfingers

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Headed to Disney Springs, the new section really is beautiful! We had dinner at Frontera Cocina and it was perfection!!! The mashed potatoes and guacamole were my favorites!!! It was all delicious!We just strolled around the shops and headed back.

We are hot and tired and ready for bed at 8:18pm eek

Tomorrow Blondie starts golf camp!

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Looks like a wonderful time so far! yay Thanks for sharing your adventures. mickey

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sounds like some great plans i'm following along on facebook when I can Smile mickey

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Sounds wonderful so far! I can't wait to hear more about it.

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Those Potatoes and Guac sound amazing!!! Enjoy!!

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