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Trip Reports & Member Reviews Discuss July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26) in the Vacation Planning forums; Originally Posted by supernova Awesome photos. Pictures really do help to enhance a trip report. Nicely done. Thanks Mike...I try, that's all I can say I should be finishing up ...
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

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    Awesome photos. Pictures really do help to enhance a trip report. Nicely done.
    Thanks Mike...I try, that's all I can say

    I should be finishing up this part tomorrow (this time I think I'm actually going to be able to!) and move right into my final part...at this point, it's just about finishing the job, and hoping a few people enjoy it along the way, even though it is pretty outdated now
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    its ok not that outdated!! looking forward to the rest of your adventure!! i should be updating mine today too...
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    Great Trip report Anthony! Looking forward to part 4.
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

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    Thanks Mike...I try, that's all I can say

    I should be finishing up this part tomorrow (this time I think I'm actually going to be able to!) and move right into my final part...at this point, it's just about finishing the job, and hoping a few people enjoy it along the way, even though it is pretty outdated now
    Same here. By the time mine is up, it'll be WAY outdated.
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    Finally, a chance to continue my trip report. And this post, my first full day in the Magic Kingdom. And to say the least, what a day it was.

    To start off, as my aunt was about to drop my cousin and I off at the TTC, I saw a HUGE line for the ferry boats and monorail. Literally, they had to be almost an hour long. So (yes, I know this is really cheap and wrong, but those lines were insane), I told her to head to the Polynesian and drop us off outside the lobby. She did, drove off, and my cousin and I went upstairs and got onto a monorail waiting for people; and in less than 5 minutes, we were through the Magic Kingdom turnstyles.







    At this point it was about 9:10am, and my cousin and I both agreed that the best strategy was to fastpass Space and then head over to Frontierland. This ended up being a perfect strategy, as you will soon see.



    HEAVEN:







    The standby line for Splash was only 25 minutes. I'll take it. And, since I just gott off my favorite WDW attraction, I was of course grinning ear-to-ear

    Next up was Big Thunder Mountain, with only a 10 minute standby





    Next, we headed over to Adventureland to fastpass Jungle Cruise before we went to Space Mountain. Yet, another perfect move of strategy as JC already had a 50 minute wait.



    Yay for 2 faspasses!:



    Some pictures around the castle:







    And now, Fantasyland construction photos:









    And now, we have made it back to Tomorrowland to get on Space Mountain!



    A video with PUSH, the talking trash can...unfortunately, my camera wouldn't focus in for some odd reason:

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    And now into Space Mountain:







    My record for riding all 3 mountains was 85 minutes, set last year. Unfortunately, I missed that by 10 minutes. Oh well...I like doing these little quirky challenges. Anyway...

    ANOTHER two fastpass occurance!:



    Topiary! (unfortunately, so many people were taking this picture I couldn't get a centered shot)



    Looking down Main Street, USA as we head BACK across the park AGAIN, to Jungle Cruise



    For some strange reason, I really like this picture:



    And now, I will finish this post. However, there's much more to come from this adventurous day...and a couple surprises, too! Stay tuned as I'm continuing...right...now!
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    Now, we have made it back to Adventureland.



    We're back to use our fastpass for Jungle Cruise, but first we decided to check out the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse. Strangely enough, my cousin had never been through it before; I normally do go through it at least once (it's one of my mom's more favorite walkthrough things, strangely).













    And now, it was time for the World Famous Jungle Cruise!











    After we got off the Jungle Cruise, we were able to walk right into (and onto) Pirates of the Caribbean. Always a relaxing attraction, however, I just miss the original version...the updates with Cpt. Jack Sparrow really changed my perception of the ride, though.



    After this, we just took in the sights of the Magic Kingdom for a bit. It was barely 1pm at this point, and we just wanted to settle down for a bit.









    And now we were able to go use our fastpass for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.





    Now, you really want to talk about PERFECT timing? Now we were hungry, and saw the afternoon parade going on.



    So, what do we do? Head into the Plaza Restaurant, just before the Parade ends. Only a 10 minute wait, so we took it. When we got seated, the wait skyrocked to over an hour because of the mass crowd going to eat after the parade.





    At this point, a bit after 2pm, we did everything we wanted to and planned on doing. However, to cap off our day in the Magic Kingdom, we did something I hadn't done since I was 5 years old: the Railroad.











    And now, it was time to leave the Magic Kingdom. But, first, another bad picture of myself!



    In the next post coming up in a bit, a nice surprise: an impromptu hop to Epcot. Just for the fun of it, with no intention of doing anything. But, we wanted to head over to the Boardwalk...and thought it would be more fun to take the monorail to Epcot, then walk through and walk to the Boardwalk...the scenic route. Stay tuned for that post!
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    LOVE this view of Epcot from the monorail going through the park:



    And now we can legitimately walk into Epcot:



    Ahh, the Fountain of Nations (LOVE the background music!)



    Looking across World Showcase:



    I didn't take a picture of it, but again we went to Club Cool. A common theme of this trip (total of 7 times...I know, crazy, but my cousin and I are just obsessed with Club Cool). And that was literally the only thing we did in Epcot. After that, we walked right to the International Gateway and out of the park because our intention was to head over to the Boardwalk...and we wanted to take the long, scenic route through Epcot.



    I've always admired, for some reason, this plot of grass outside the International Gateway. I've always called it the near perfect wiffleball field.



    Ominous clouds over the Dolphin in the distance



    Yacht and Beach Club:





    And, now, the Boardwalk. A place I just enjoy walking around, taking in the sights and weather, and just relaxing at.









    Yet another pretty bad picture of me (if you haven't gotten it by now, I really don't like a single picture of me in it...from anywhere. I really don't like being in pictures, just taking them!)



    And, now it was time to leave the Boardwalk, where my aunt came to pick us up. It was after 4pm by this point...our longest day excluding the 4-park day. But this really was an awesome day. Had so much fun doing everything, and just seeing what we did at a more in-depth pace.









    And thus concludes Part 3 of my trip report. I really hope all of you have enjoyed reading it...and I greatly appreciate the positive feedback I've been getting. In the near future, I will finish with the 4th and final part of my trip report, chronicling my final 2 days at Disney World. Until then...stay tuned!

    Part 4 is up! July 2011 Trip Report Part 4 of 4..."Do I seriously have to go home already?"
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    Yay!!! More more more!!
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    great great great!!! cant wait for the rest!!
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    I am loving your story! Pictures are awesome.
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    Thanks everyone! More is a-coming! This thread is over...so be on the lookout for the Part 4 thread, which I will be working on some time this coming week. Tomorrow is a crazy day for me with classes, a lab, and at night a speaker for my politics club. But after that I will be wrapping up my trip report (only 2 days to go on my trip to recap).

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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    Wow, Jersey, you packed a LOT into that day.


    Excellent pictures.
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    Re: July 2011 Trip Report Part 3 of 4...Days 5-7 (7/24-7/26)

    Quote Originally Posted by Keasmom View Post
    Wow, Jersey, you packed a LOT into that day.


    Excellent pictures.
    Yea, but, it's the Magic Kingdom...so what do ya expect. And thanks for the kind words!

    Part 4 is coming soon, I promise!
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