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Old 04-13-2017, 11:02 PM   #151
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Sounds great for your AK day and look forward to your take on ROL as I plan to experience it this October!
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I am getting so excited for everyone who's going to get to experience the attractions in Avatar - I cannot wait to see what people think of them!
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I am getting so excited for everyone who's going to get to experience the attractions in Avatar - I cannot wait to see what people think of them!
Me too! As motion sick as I get, I am a bit nervous not knowing what to expect on the rides. But the theme sure looks incredible!
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June 7

We will sleep in just a little, but then head to Hollywood Studios. We will ride Toy Story Midway Mania, then have lunch at 50's Prime Time. This is not just a normal lunch. We have mutual friends who are traveling at the same time from our church. They know and love Connie as well. There will be a group of 12 of us eating lunch there that day and I think it should be a lot of fun. At Connie's house, her kitchen is basically already that restaurant. I love it. She's got a fantastic sense of humor and I see this going far with our server and the group of people we are with. This was also the one place Caden has requested, even though I had kind of sworn of it.

After lunch we will ride Star Tours, then head back to our resort. We will then head back to the park later to watch the Frozen Sing along. Preston will probably not be with us during this time, as I bet he will be joining up with our friends for most of the day. However, he will have to meet up with us later because we are going to the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party! I was so excited to get reservations for that. For those of you that followed my trip last summer you will remember that I was knocked over and my friend was stepped on by a disgruntled jerk. I feared, being vertically challenged, of a repeat performance of that. Now, we will at least have a special viewing area and some yummy goodies to go with it.

After that we head back and spend our last night in our Happy Place.

I did buy a dress with other day that is Ariel Green. I got it for a wedding, but it is light enough I could wear it there on the day we go to tea. We will see how it turns out. I am far from a dress person, but there is something about the look of this one that makes me feel like a princess.

We have one more payment to make on our trip and we will be done. I have mousekeeping envelopes printed and ready to go. I just have to fill them. The packing list is mentally going in my head.
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Hope you have a much better experience at the dessert party this time! Sounds like your meal at Prime Time is going to be a lot of fun with twelve of you!
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You have way more done for the trip than me. I have my envelopes done but still haven't printed. In fact, I don't even have envelopes at home.
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You have way more done for the trip than me. I have my envelopes done but still haven't printed. In fact, I don't even have envelopes at home.
You have gotten some stuff planned I haven't even looked at lol. It's coming soon!
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Love seeing your trip plans. We are going in October, and while I have done two PTRs, I never get the actual TR done (it's the pictures issue). Hope the hoopla has died down to manageable levels on Avatarland by the time we get there.
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Love seeing your trip plans. We are going in October, and while I have done two PTRs, I never get the actual TR done (it's the pictures issue). Hope the hoopla has died down to manageable levels on Avatarland by the time we get there.
Thank you! October is such a fun time to go!
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As far as Disney plans go, Connie has asked how many bags we are going to have to let the limo service know.

Preston has tried on shorts, and we know that he is covered. Caden and Tim are not. They will need some new ones. Caden has outgrown his, again.

I'm am still on the hunt for a June 5 'Ohana reservation. I know things open up closer to the trip, so I keep stalking the website.

Yes, even though I promised I wouldn't.

I am 42 days away! Not long now!
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