Please Stop Trying to Hold My Hand...We're Going to Conorado Springs! - A May 2018 TR *COMPLETE 11/8

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  1. the2ndstar2theright

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    Hello, humans, and welcome to another trip report!

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    My name is Lindsey, and I will be your ghost host, your skipper, and your narrator for this adventure. :wave: This May 2018 trip to WDW was a girls’ trip for me and my cousin in celebration of the end of our freshman year of college.:flower1: We had an absolute blast, and I already wish we could go back and do it again. If you’re interested in reading all about the planning that went into this trip, you can find my PTR "We Survived Freshman Year...So We're Going to Disney!" HERE. But, for now, everyone please keep their hands, arms, feet, legs, flippers, and fins inside the clam shell at all times as we present...

    Please Stop Trying to Hold My Hand…We’re Going to Conorado Springs!

    ...
    (And, yes, I know I misspelled Coronado. :thumbsup2)


    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    OUR CAST
    "WHEN Do We Have to Get Up?" (Travel Day)

    Part 1
    Part 2
    "This Is Not Infinity War!" (Day 1)
    Part 1

    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4

    Part 5
    "Can You Come with Me for a Second?" (Day 2)
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    "It's George and Martha Washington's Wedding!" (Day 3)
    Part 1

    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    "Conorado Springs" (Day 4)
    Part 1

    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4

    "The Bangs!" (Day 5)







     
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  2. the2ndstar2theright

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    OUR CAST

    First things first: who
    ARE we?

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    Hi, there! I’m
    Lindsey, and I’m a 19 year-old college student and lover of all things Disney. This was my 12th trip to WDW. Some of my Disney favorites…

    Favorite Ride: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom
    Favorite Character: Tinker Bell
    Favorite Princess: Belle or Moana
    Favorite Disney Restaurant: Be Our Guest
    Favorite Disney Snack: Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich or Frozen Lemonade Slushy
    Favorite Disney Song: “Go the Distance”

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    My partner-in-crime is my cousin
    Kelsey! We’re the same age, and we have been best friends our entire lives. This was her 4th trip to WDW. Some of her Disney favorites…

    Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror
    Favorite Park: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Favorite Character: Kiara
    Favorite Princess: Belle
    Favorite Disney Restaurant: Be Our Guest
    Favorite Disney Snack: Raspberry Lemonade Slushy
    Favorite Disney Song: “We Are One”

    That’s us! The two of us always have so much fun together, and this trip really was the best way to celebrate the end of freshman year!

    So, now that you know the WHO, here’s a little more basic info for our trip.

    WHO: Kelsey and me
    WHAT: A Girls’ Trip to WDW!
    WHEN: May 7-12, 2018
    WHERE: Art of Animation and Coronado Springs
    WHY: We survived freshman year!


    That's pretty much it for the basic info. I’ll be back soon with the first real update: travel day!! :cool1:
     
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  4. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Looking forward to reading about your adventures!
     
  5. paradesintherain

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    Sounds like fun! Joining in!

    And congratulations on surviving your first year of college!
     
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    I'm here!!!!

    I was just thinking yesterday whether I had missed you starting your new trip report! Good timing! Can't wait to hear all about your trip.
     
  9. ariane37

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    Following! Congrats on completing your first year, just a few more to go :goodvibes
     
  10. the2ndstar2theright

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    Happy to have you!!

    Welcome!! And thank you!!

    Hi! :wave:

    Yayyy!! :welcome:

    Glad you're here!!

    Thank you so much!
     
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    Following!

    Great reason for a WDW trip!
     
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    Joining in!! Can't wait to hear all about the trip! :)
     
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    Following along! :wave2:
     
  14. the2ndstar2theright

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    :welcome:

    Hi there! :wave:

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  15. the2ndstar2theright

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    "WHEN Do We Have to Get Up?"
    Travel Day

    Hi, friends! Welcome to the first official update for this TR!
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    Our adventure started very…very…very…early. We were leaving from Kelsey’s house, which is about 7-8 hours away from my house and the airport that we were flying out of. Kelsey’s older sister Emyle (pronounced Emily…my aunt swears she saw the spelling in a book somewhere, but we love to tease her about it) had graduated from college that weekend, so my mom and I had driven up for her graduation. Because of some other factors outside our control (see my PTR for the whole story), we couldn’t leave Kelsey’s house until early Monday morning.

    So, my alarm went off at 3:15am. :scared1:

    We all slowly got up and moving, and eventually we were functioning on some sort of basic level. We loaded up the car and were on the road by 4:15am. :car:

    Kelsey went back to sleep almost immediately.

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    I, on the other hand, was not allowed to sleep, because somebody had to keep my mom company while she drove.

    Around 7:15 or so, we stopped at a Panera for breakfast. We placed the order to-go, made a quick bathroom stop, and were back on the road.

    Because of the ungodly hour at which we left, we encountered very few other cars and were back at my house around 10:45am (probably the fastest we’ve ever made that trip basically ever).

    My dog Bailey is literally obsessed with Kelsey, and vice versa. So much so, that Bailey completely ignored me when we got to the house and ran straight for Kelsey. It’s fine, I’m fine.

    We ate lunch, did some last-minute packing, and put some makeup on (because that certainly didn’t happen at 3:30 in the morning). We loved on my puppies some more and were leaving for the airport sometime between 1:30 and 2:00pm.

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    Traffic wasn’t bad at all, so we made it to the airport in no time. We got our boarding passes, hugged my mom, and got in line for security.

    Security didn’t take very long, and when we got to the other side, it was 2:20pm. We sent our moms this picture.

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    Our first stop was Starbucks! I tried to order a white chocolate mocha frappuccino, but they were out of the white chocolate mocha. Then I tried to order something else, but they were out of that too, so I ended up getting a caramel frappuccino. Kelsey tried to get an iced almond milk latte, but they were out of almond milk, so she got an iced soy latte. I also got a bag of popcorn, and Kelsey got a bag of salt and vinegar chips.

    Coffee and snacks in hand, we made our way to our gate!

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    Following along. I was there at the same time - part solo / part with my brother and his family . Looking forward to reading about your adventures .
     
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    :laughing: I know those early morning alarms are rough, but not quite as bad when they're for a Disney trip! I am not a morning person at all (and neither are my boys) but I do love taking early flights and getting to Disney early in the day, so I deal with waking up around 2-3 am for that.

    Uh-oh, my DH is a District Manager for Starbucks and he would NOT be happy to hear this! They should never be out of anything; unfortunately the Starbucks in airports aren't corporate stores and often don't follow the guidelines they're supposed to. Not that you care lol, but something I happen to know :D
     
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    Wow, did they have anything?

    Can't wait to read more!
     
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  19. the2ndstar2theright

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    How fun! Thanks for joining in!

    Yes, thankfully, it didn't take long for us to remember that it was Disney Day, and that made everything so much easier!

    It flustered me a little bit because that's never really happened before, and I'm such a creature of habit that I almost always get the same things!

    Apparently they did have caramel:rotfl:
     
  20. the2ndstar2theright

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    "WHEN Do We Have to Get Up?"
    Travel Day, Part 2


    Our flight was delayed by about 20 minutes or so, which wasn’t too bad. We started boarding right around 4:00 CT.

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    The flight was blissfully uneventful. Kelsey took some anti-nausea medicine before our flight (she hadn’t been on a plane since she was 5 and wasn’t sure how she would handle it). About halfway through the flight she looked at me and said, “I actually really like this.”

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    She did say later, though, that she thought she probably would have felt sick if she hadn’t taken that medicine.

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    Then, right around 6:50pm ET, we were landing in Orlando!!

    After happily disembarking from the plane, we made a quick bathroom stop before hopping on the fake-o-rail.

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    Of course, we had to stop to take pictures with the WDW sign.

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    We quickly made our way to the DME area and were shown to line number 6.

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    We had the whole line to ourselves! We only waited about 15 minutes or so, and then we were on our way!

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    Soon, we were driving under this beauty!

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    AoA was the first of 3 stops, and we arrived just before 8:30pm. We checked in and were soon off to the Little Mermaid section! We were staying in building 9: the Triton building!

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    We were on the top floor, which was great! Our room was just adorable, and we loved it!

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    We dropped our stuff off before heading back to the food court to get something to eat. We had originally planned to eat in Disney Springs, but we were so hungry by this point that we didn’t think we could wait that long. We decided instead to share a make-your-own-pasta plate: linguine with alfredo sauce, chicken, and spinach.

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    We also bought our refillable mugs at this point (we weren’t on a DDP, but we wanted the mugs anyway and used them a ton!).

    It was so yummy, and we devoured it so fast.

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    After we finished eating, we made our way to the Disney Springs bus stop. We waited about 15 minutes or so, and it was around 9:45pm when we reached Disney Springs. I got turned around, and we went the wrong way at first, but we eventually made our way to guest services. What we were told would be a 30 minute wait ended up being more like a 50 minute wait. Finally a CM took pity on me and helped me even though I don’t think my name was next. It quite literally took her 60 seconds to activate my AP, which was good because we were very ready to get back to the room at this point.

    We were back at our bus stop at 10:40pm and waited about 15 minutes. When we got back to AoA, we stopped at the desk to get our grocery order. The CM found it, but she said that the box was really big and heavy. She said that if we didn’t mind waiting, someone could deliver it to our room the next day. Since the Little Mermaid rooms are a bit of a hike from the main building, we decided that was probably the best option.

    So, we made our way back to our room, quickly washed faces and brushed teeth, and then crashed into bed right around midnight.
     
  21. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    That is terrible about the Starbucks being out of everything I would have stumped as to what to order if I was confronted with "we're out of that" with every attempt to order.
     

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