30 Years of Magic pre-tripping!

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30 Years of Magic pre-tripping!

muchlove I am officially doing the double-digit dance today " only 99 days until our trip starts!! Even my hubby seems to have a little bounce in his step today! We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary, and the hubs turning 50. We will officially arrive in Orlando on May 13; however, it will be around 8 p.m. when we land. We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside and Yee Haw Bob is playing that night, so that is how we will begin our big celebration!

A Disney trip doesn't feel like Disney to me until I get to see the castle, so on May 14, we will be at MK for rope drop (at least I hope we make it, as I have never been on time for this before)! 5 years ago hubs was in a very bad car accident and was not able to walk. After intense PT he is going to be able to walk down Main Street with me and I couldn't be more excited! Now, the hubs doesn't want me to do too much meal planning because he likes to just go with the flow, so I am hoping for lunch at The Plaza or going over to Wilderness Lodge to eat at Whispering Canyon. Makes me a little nervous not having firm plans! Hoping to score a FP for 7DMT that day. Looking forward to seeing Festival of Fantasy and ending our day with Wishes.

May 15 we will begin our day at Epcot. May take a mid-day break and go check out Beaches & Cream. I did grab an ADR for Via Napoli that night, and we are pretty pumped about it! Love watching Illuminations and sipping on a Grand Marnier orange slush! Evening EMH at Epcot on this night. LOVE the parks after dark! They just take on an even more magical ambiance.

May 16 may just be a sleep-in day, hit up AK or HS or go see what is happening at Downtown Disney. Tonight we have a reservation at Be Our Guest and MK has evening EMH. Totally love MK after dark - The Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain are so much fun! I am secretly hoping to meet Gaston or at least see him. Yah, he scares me a little. Always have to take a ride on the People Mover. What an awesome view at night! (Yes, I am super excited about this particular day!)

On May 17 we are starting our day at AK. Nothing says "GOOOOD MORNING" like a brisk ride on Expedition Everest! My big goal here is to see Festival of the Lion King. Can you believe it will be a first for us?? I was thinking about heading over to AK Lodge just to check it out too. Hoping to have lunch at Flame Tree, but not sure what their status is right now " thought they were going thru a refurb/expansion. We have just never spent too much time at this park and I don't know why. This day will end at Epcot. The hubs would love to eat at Biergarten this night.

May 18 we will start our day at MK and planning on Cosmic Rays for lunch. I could spend every day at MK and never get bored. We will end our day at Hollywood Studios today. I must have a carrot cake cookie! Have not seen Fantasmic since 2006, so this is on our "to do" list and HS is evening EMH tonight. Toy Story Mania is also on the "to do" list. It will be strange not to see the Sorcerer's Hat. Hoping we run into Mulch, Sweat and Shears!

May 19 and 20 are still up in the air. I do know that we will spend our last night at MK. It is the heart of the magic for us and every trip starts and ends there and I cry every time we get there and every time we leave. I am so thankful for people who "get" what I am saying. I am utterly Disneyfied and it is so much fun to read your reports and see your pictures!

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Your plans sounds wonderful! What an amazing day it will be when you and your husband stroll down Main Street USA together again. WOW!

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Sounds amazing and only 99 days to go yay Thanks for the tip on riding People Mover at night, that's going on my list of 'new experiences' to try in August. I'm sure you will love FOTLK, it's my favourite show.

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Sounds like a great trip yay
I agree with you that MK after dark is when it is at it's best.We are aiming for that EME as well.

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Woo Hoo Double Digits
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Sounds like a great trip!

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What a great plan! Won't be long now. mickey

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Wow 30 years!!! Congratulations!!! The trip sounds amazing! I totally recommend Yak & Yeti for lunch at DAK if Flame Tree isn't open. We eat at Yak & Yeti every trip and it is seriously amazing! You should be able to get a walk up without an ADR, its never been overly busy when we've been there.

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alicemouse wrote:
Your plans sounds wonderful! What an amazing day it will be when you and your husband stroll down Main Street USA together again. WOW!

Thanks Alicemouse! So much to be thankful for!

fmknightuk wrote:
Sounds amazing and only 99 days to go yay Thanks for the tip on riding People Mover at night, that's going on my list of 'new experiences' to try in August. I'm sure you will love FOTLK, it's my favourite show.

Hope you like the People Mover - I am excited about seeing Lion King!

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Sounds like a great trip yay
I agree with you that MK after dark is when it is at it's best.We are aiming for that EME as well.

There is just something about MK after dark!

Allie wrote:
Wow 30 years!!! Congratulations!!! The trip sounds amazing! I totally recommend Yak & Yeti for lunch at DAK if Flame Tree isn't open. We eat at Yak & Yeti every trip and it is seriously amazing! You should be able to get a walk up without an ADR, its never been overly busy when we've been there.

30 years sure did speed by! Good to know we should be able to walk up to Yak & Yeti - will put it on our list. Thanks Allie!

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30 years is a great accomplishment! Congrats! It does fly by doesn't it? Scrappy & I will be celebrating 37 years when we go for our 2 week trip in September.

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30 years is a great accomplishment! Congrats! It does fly by doesn't it? Scrappy & I will be celebrating 37 years when we go for our 2 week trip in September.

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30 years is a great accomplishment! Congrats! It does fly by doesn't it? Scrappy & I will be celebrating 37 years when we go for our 2 week trip in September.

Thanks MrHub! It's been a fun 30 years! Congrats to you and Scrappy, too! Obviously, she was a child bride like me! biggrin

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Belinda wrote:
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30 years is a great accomplishment! Congrats! It does fly by doesn't it? Scrappy & I will be celebrating 37 years when we go for our 2 week trip in September.

Thanks MrHub! It's been a fun 30 years! Congrats to you and Scrappy, too! Obviously, she was a child bride like me! biggrin

I was the baby! biggrin 18 & 19

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Congrats! That is going to be wonderful walking down main street!! We are celebrating our 35th this year. Agree with MrHub that it certainly flies by!!

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Congrats on the 30 years and that now you and your hubby will walk hand and hand down main street. Am with you when you say 'doesn't feel like Disney' until you see the castle because that is exactly how I feel and MK is always my first full day (never the travel day).
I know you will have a blast...enjoy every minute..it goes by so quickly.

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Awesome way to celebrate your 30th...We done our 25th in 2012...Memories last forever.. clapping

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Thanks everyone - I am soooo excited! We celebrated our 25th in the magic too, Watchmaker! Only 86 days to go now! I am toying with the idea of a Fantasmic dining package (if anything is available). Is it worth doing or not necessary?

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Wow 30 years! Congrats. Your trip looks amazing. I could spend everyday in MK and be happy.

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clapping yay clapping Saturday was FP+ day for us and I was up early! I managed to grab:
Day 1: Dumbo, Jungle Cruise and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Day 2: Test Track, Turtle Talk and Spaceship Earth
Day 3: Big Thunder, Splash and Haunted Mansion
Day 4: Expedition Everest, Lion King and Kali River Rapids
Day 5: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Indiana Jones and Fantasmic
Day 6: Soarin', Mission Space and Character Spot
Day 7: Space Mountain, Monsters, Inc. and Wishes

Didn't really like some of the choices that were available, I am hoping I will be able to swap some of these out " is that even possible? I don't think I need a FP for Spaceship Earth...

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You would be surprised about spaceship earth- that line was long every time I passed it in November and sometimes fast passes at times I wanted were not available either! But I still got in eventually. mickey

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WOOOO HOOOO - our magic bands have shipped! Let out a little squeal at work today - good thing my co-workers understand! yay yeah clapping banana

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ha ha ha, I do that when any Disney related emails come! I am right there with you! yay yay yay

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Guess who got their magic bands today?!?! stars stars stars Wooooo hoooooo!

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Trip is getting close! awesome

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yay yay yay yay yay
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Happy 30th!!! congrats congrats congrats bighug Do try and catch Lion King it's wonderful!

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Thanks Figgy - Lion King is on my priority list! Only 12 days to go now. Packing starts this weekend!

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If the 19th is up in the air, why not join us for the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage? DH & I will probably be the only ones there without children! silly It meets at the Contemporary at 8:45 P.M for snacks & drinks before sailing away with Captain Hook and Mr Smee to view Wishes from the water and then see the Electrical Water Pageant up close and personal! I always try to find something new and different when we go to our happy place and we have never done this one before. Not sure if tickets are available but it nevers hurts to try!

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oHIo wrote:
If the 19th is up in the air, why not join us for the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage? DH & I will probably be the only ones there without children! silly It meets at the Contemporary at 8:45 P.M for snacks & drinks before sailing away with Captain Hook and Mr Smee to view Wishes from the water and then see the Electrical Water Pageant up close and personal! I always try to find something new and different when we go to our happy place and we have never done this one before. Not sure if tickets are available but it nevers hurts to try!

Sounds like fun, let me see what I can do!!

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Ohio - as of right now the cruise is full, but I will keep trying!

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This weekend is gonna be a busy one - packing while I get to have our 7 month old grandson!! He is the happiest lil fella! Happy Mothers Day all you moms!!

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