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Old 09-04-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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Our "30 Year Anniversary" Disney Vacation 2014 [February 7-14]

It's been almost 7 months since our last trip to Disney and I haven't been very faithful to the boards, but I'm about to start planning our next trip and maybe start a PTR, so I really want to do a trip report. I took pretty good notes and lots of great pictures, so hopefully, you'll follow along as I share all about our "30 Year Anniversary" Disney Vacation!!
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Our "30 Year Anniversary" Disney Vacation 2014 [February 7-14]
My Countdown Counting down to: Going back to Disney!!!
Let the MAGIC begin!!!!
My Previous Trips1st Trip * Nov 1987 Off-Site * Jan 2008 Coronado Springs * Jan 2010 Caribbean Beach * Feb 2011 Beach Club * Jan 2012 Caribbean Beach * Dec 2012 Caribbean Beach * Feb 2014 All Star Movies * Feb 2015 All Star Music * March 2016 All Star Music

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Old 09-04-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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Travelers: Me (Susan) - 48 & DH (Peter)- 51
Date: February 6-15, 2014 (this includes travel days)
Resort: All-Star Movies
Celebrations: 30 year wedding anniversary
(actually almost 31 years!! 6/17/83)

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Our "30 Year Anniversary" Disney Vacation 2014 [February 7-14]
My Countdown Counting down to: Going back to Disney!!!
Let the MAGIC begin!!!!
My Previous Trips1st Trip * Nov 1987 Off-Site * Jan 2008 Coronado Springs * Jan 2010 Caribbean Beach * Feb 2011 Beach Club * Jan 2012 Caribbean Beach * Dec 2012 Caribbean Beach * Feb 2014 All Star Movies * Feb 2015 All Star Music * March 2016 All Star Music
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Susan I'm so excited to read another one of your TR's. 30 years! That's amazing. Can't wait to read all about it.
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Checking in to read all about your trip Congrats on your anniversary too!!
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Our "30 Year Anniversary" Disney Vacation 2014 [February 7-14]
My Countdown Counting down to: Going back to Disney!!!
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Signing on! DH and I will have a 25th anniversary next year. Congratulations to you on your 30th! Looking forward to reading about your trip!
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