Taggin' Along Compliments of Disney!
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Well, it seems to be that time again. The time of excitement and stressful planning all rolled into one big ball of fun. I feel like I just did this…oh yeah, that’s right I did. It took me almost 6 months to finish my last trip report, but I got it done, and here I am right back to where I started with the promise to not do that again.
It took me a while to figure out a title for this little report, but after much thought and a couple of sleepless nights I came up with something. It might not be a great something, but at least it’s something. So why did I come up with this title? Well, you see this trip was never meant to be, but...insert wavy dream sequence here…
We had just returned from our vacation in January, and I had no intention of going again this year. A baby and a recession make it very difficult to travel to Disney twice in one year ...at least for us, so in my mind I was done with my travel plans. A friend of mine, that I so happen to work with, was in the midst of planning her own WDW vacation. She kept coming to me for advice and help, and it was starting to put all of these ideas into my head, but I shook it off and tried to remain as helpful as I could be without wanting to immediately hop on her bandwagon. During this time I had also written my first complaint letter to Disney (why is this important?)…for those of you that read my last trip report you are in the know, but for those who didn’t, here’s a quick synopsis:
My DH and I took my then 8 month old daughter to her first ever character breakfast at Chef Mickey’s. After being ignored more than once by the characters and having horrible interactions with those who chose to acknowledge us, I wrote a letter so that it wouldn’t happen again to another family. I had also complained while I was there, but it didn’t really help.
So after Disney received it, a very nice CM named Jessica called me to apologize and make things better. I didn’t want compensation or anything like that, but after it was all said and done, I was the proud recipient of two 2-day passes. Needless to say, you put my Disney-planning friend and 2 free passes right in front of my face, and it was like dangling a carrot in front of a rabbit, pretty soon I was bound to take the bait.
I had asked my DH, Chad, if he wanted to go with me, and to my horror his response was, “We just got back and you want to go again?” Umm, yes I do! “Why don’t you just ask your mom to go with you, you’ll have more fun with her anyway.” Umm, yes, you’re right, I probably will! But my brain still couldn’t grasp the fact that he didn’t want to go back to Disney.
Well, you didn’t have to tell me twice, afterall, my mother is my Disney partner-in-crime, and even though I love traveling with my husband, my mom and I have our own way of doing things that work so well. We like the same things and what’s better than going to your favorite place with your best friend? So, after a quick phone call to mom, she said, “Heck yeah!” and with that we were making our plans.
So who am I making plans with?
Well, of course there’s me, Melissa (34). I can’t very well make plans for MY vacation without me.
My Disney-lovin’ mom, Dorothy (62).
My beautiful baby girl, Hope (just turned 15 months!)
And the person who started it all, my friend Dawn, along with her husband Brian, and their twin girls, Abigail and Molly (5). For the sake of their privacy, unless otherwise allowed, I won’t be posting many pictures of them. However, since they will be part of the report, I thought that mentioning them as important players would be smart.
Now, I know last time I wrote a report I had a ton of lurkers…you know who you are, yes, I’m talking to you…and I would love nothing more than for you to come out of the shadows of hiding, say hello, and be part of this fun-filled experience. If you need a little bit of coaching, take a hint from Splash Mountain’s very own Br’er Rabbit :
How do you do?
Mighty pleasant greetin'
How do you do?
Say it when you're meetin'
How do you do?
With every one repeatin'
Pretty good sure as you're born
All together now!!! Just kidding everyone...you don't want to hear me sing. But it would be very nice to meet those who find me and my little adventure so interesting that they actually like reading about it. Totally absurd if you ask me.
So with that I will leave you all on the edge of your seats. When are we going? Where are we staying? What are we doing? To be or not to be??? You’ll have to wait and find out.
Up Next: The monorail line or next door neighbors with Epcot?
It sounds so great right now. I cant wait to read more. Ok this may be a really stupid question but you didnt happen to grow up in Florida? You look familiar and its probably just from looking at all the posts here and seeing your pic on them but we are the same age. Just wondering if I knew you once upon a time LOL
Yay, I am excited to read about your plans! I think it would be a lot of fun to do Disney with my mom and Sam but I don't think my husband or most of all my dad would let us go without them! ha! Free tickets and you still don't have to get Hope an airline ticket, you are doing good!
Sammy 5 years and Peyton 10 months at Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
What a great start Melissa! I loved your last TR & couldn't wait for you to start this one! How lucky you are to do a girls only trip! My Mom & I are bestest friends too,but I don't think I could ever get her to go to WDW with me....but who knows...maybe someday! Can't wait to read more....hmmm....I wonder where you will be staying???