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Old 02-26-2016, 05:18 AM   #1
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I think I'll go to WDW...TODAY!!

We are headed out for our annual Girl's Trip! Plane leaves at 4pm! I am so excited! Here is a quick rundown-
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Me(Rosanna), Laura, Shannon, Becca, Erin. Shannon is a first timer this year, and for the first time with "big girl" status, my DD and Laura's DD will be joining us. Welcome, college girls!

Here's the plan. We are flying out of DC, the girls are flying out of Richmond and we will meet at the airport around 6 pm. DME to AKL where we have a 2 bdrm villa at Jambo. Quick drop of carryons with bell services and off to MK. Grab dinner (I'm sensing a corndog in my future!). FP+ for BTMR, SM, and 7DMT ( starting at 9pm...why am I up so early...going to need diet coke for sure!). Back to room, sleep!

Saturday, Epcot. Leisurely day wandering. FP+ for TT, SE, and a character meet. Definitely having schoolbread and lunch somewhere delicious. My BFF is joining us with another friend from Jacksonville for our evening activity, which will be a monorail crawl! Starting with cocktails and apps at the Contemporary, dinner and drinks at Kona Cafe, and finally, dessert and beverages at the Grand Flo. We had t-shirts made for the occasion! Can't wait!!

Sunday will be a sleep in day(ahem), followed by DHS. FP+ for TSMM, ToT, and ST. Dinner tonight is Tratorria al Forno, followed by Boardwalk exploration. I hear there is karaoke! And a dancehall! Sounds like a party!!!

Monday is MK. Lunch with the Beast, firework dessert party, all our favorite FP+ (our favorite mountains).

Tuesday is AK day as well as departure day. Brunch at 11:15 at the buffet that I cannot for the life of me remember the name of at this moment but it is in Africa...lol. FP+ for KS, EE( because KRR is closed), and Dinosaur
Back to AKL, catch tragical express, fly hope exhausted but full of magical memories...YAY!
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Sounds grand! "Tragical" Express as you leave--I love it!

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Have a Great Trip ! Just the other day I was realizing my DD will be 14 our next trip and Soooo grown up. Soon we'll be having big girl adventures too. We're all kids at Disney.
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Hope you're having a blast!! Loving "Tragical Express" lol
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We're back...sniff, sniff...

Oh my goodness, did we ever have an amazing time! It was so awesome! Let me start with the flight there. It was great. We flew Southwest out of Reagan. We parked at the local Sheraton and took the shuttle to the airport. We had a short, smooth flight to Orlando where we met up with our college girls and boarded the DME. When we arrived at the AKL, we went directly to our 2 room villa on the 5th floor of Jambo house. After a quick call to get our Garden Grocer order, and to ooh and ahh over the beautiful rooms, we went to the bus stop and caught a bus to MK. Unfortunately, we missed our SM FP+, but we were just in time for our 7DMT. So pretty at night. We were all pretty hungry so we went to Casey's Corner for the world's best corn dog nuggets. They were delicious. However, they have changed their fries to super skinny fries, which apparently means super cold fries. I still ate them, because they were perfectly salted, but thicker fries stay warm longer We rode PotC and then our next FP+ was for BTMR (which I also love at night). After that we headed over to HM, which was a walk on. As we were leaving, we tried to go to Rapunzel's bathroom, but a CM was directing us to leave the park. I was surprised because I thought it was open umtil 12, but I was mistaken, Unfortunatley, as we were heading to the front, tragedy struck and I dropped my phone. Face down on the cobblestones. Shattered my screen! Bummer!! Anyway, back to the bus stop and AKL for a much needed good night's sleep
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