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Old 03-11-2016, 07:40 PM   #1
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Sunshine, Freedom, and a Flower: A Cam and Luke PTR Updated 5/19

According to Hans Christian Andersen, “Just living is not enough . . . one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Sounds like a perfect reason for us to visit Disney World in the spring. Hopefully, by May when we head south, Kentucky will be getting its fair share of sunshine, but so far our spring has sprung lots of rain, causing flood warnings. The weeping willow is just beginning to show the first signs of green, and our daffodils are about to bloom. But we are hoping for plenty of sunshine, freedom, and flowers during our 10 day visit to the House of Mouse.

When???

Soon after we got home from last May’s trip, we worked out the dates for the May 2016 trip as we could make our DVC reservation at AKL in early June. Based on the previous years’ schedule for the Flower & Garden Festival and Star Wars Weekends, we selected May 8 – 18. Of course, as most of you know, later in the year SWW was canceled as the new Star Wars Land was announced and Star Wars additions, like the Launch Bay, were designed to be open all year long. Then a little later a couple of weeks were added to the F&GF. In the end we chose to stick with our original dates.

We will leave Owensboro sometime early on Sunday, May 8, which happens to be Mother’s Day. The plan is to reach Valdosta, Georgia before stopping for the night at the Hampton Inn we enjoyed last May. After taking advantage of the free continental breakfast, we’ll get an early start, hoping to arrive at AKL no later than 11:00. So that takes care of the when.

By the way, I had written some pre-trip report stuff in a notebook that included when we made each of the various plans. I searched for it the past couple of weeks, and by last week I had looked through quite an assortment of notebooks. Unfortunately, none of them had a thing about this trip. Because of that as our FastPass+ date approached, I had to give up and do my research on Touring Plans all over again, matching up the Crowd Calendar with the ADRs I had already made. So I’ll be winging this PTR with information from e-mails and My Disney Experience.

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