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Old 20 Aug 13, 09:16 PM  
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The July/Aug 2013 American Pye Trip Report

So here it is…

We’ve been back for almost 3 weeks now and I’ve only just managed to sit down to even begin thinking about writing up this trip report!

It’s been none stop since we’ve got back and the post-holiday blues have only just passed. I really struggled coming on the Dibb after our 2011 trip because it made me so depressed that I hadn’t got another trip planned and it wasn’t until we booked again in Oct 2012 that I could come back on again!
It hasn’t been as bad this time as we know that we’re going to DLP next year but I’m still sooooo sad that our amazing holiday is over hopefully revisiting the truly wonderful and brilliant times that we had through this trip report will cheer me up no end! And it really was a brilliant time – the best holiday ever!

So a quick rundown of this year’s booking/plans. We booked through Thomson with Jetsave and had Virgin flights from Manchester to MCO, a 3 bed Tuscany Homes villa with 14 day Ultimate’s. We’d booked 7 ADR’s (including Be our Guest ), had tickets for Cirque du Soleil and planned a day at Clearwater.

I kept a diary while away and wrote it up most days (or the morning after if it was really late!) I think I have the receipts for pretty much everything so will include prices for meals etc. but we were a bit hit and miss with the food pics so some will have them and others (that were obviously too nice to wait to take a pic!) won’t.

I won’t bother with intros for all of us again – you can click on the American Pye Pre-Trip report for that and I so hope you all enjoy reading it as much as we did planning and doing it!

Pre-trippie

Day 0 – Pre-holiday prep/Manchester Premier Inn

Day 1 – Travel Day

Day 2 – Chef Mickey’s/Magic Kingdom

Day 3 – Hollywood Studios

Day 4 – Typhoon Lagoon/Wolfgang Pucks

Day 5 - Animal Kingdom/Epcot/Coral Reef/Illuminations

Day 6 – Pool/Outlets/Cheesecake Factory

Day 7 – Epcot

Day 8 – DTD/Cinema

Day 9 – Clearwater

Day 10 – Magic Kingdom/Be our Guest/Wishes

Day 11 – DTD/T-Rex/Cirque du Soleil

Day 12 – Blizzard Beach/a mini-Dibb meet/Bahama Breeze

Day 13 – Hollywood Studios/Mama Melrose/Fantasmic

Day 14 – Magic Kingdom/Epcot/Ohana’s

Day 15- Disney Quest/Home

Highs, lows and future plans
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Old 20 Aug 13, 10:19 PM  
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Aw Sarah, so sorry you're feeling the holiday blues. I hope your trippie helps a bit.

Looking forward to reading, thanks so much for sharing

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Old 20 Aug 13, 10:28 PM  
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Aw Sarah, so sorry you're feeling the holiday blues. I hope your trippie helps a bit.

Looking forward to reading, thanks so much for sharing

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Thanks Gill! It's cheering me up a bit and spurred me on to start planning DLP for next year

Thanks for reading!
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Old 20 Aug 13, 10:33 PM  
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Yay! That's something then. I've never been DLP. Always wanted to, but it gets such mixed reviews.

Off to read day 0, love it so far you have a lovely family

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Yay! That's something then. I've never been DLP. Always wanted to, but it gets such mixed reviews.

Off to read day 0, love it so far you have a lovely family

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That's a lovely thing to say - thank you

We've not been to DLP before either and are going mainly so that my Mum and Dad can do Disney with the kids (couldn't cope with two weeks in Florida with them ) but it's also so we can get our Disney 'fix' on our year off from Florida
I'm hoping that we will enjoy it but probably in a different way to Florida
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Old 21 Aug 13, 07:55 AM  
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I'm sure you will. Everyone here loves it, but says its a completely different experience to Orlando which is what kind of worries me personally. I'd hate to lose the Disney magic if you get me ?

I'm sure your parents will love seeing the little ones with the characters - they'll probably be in Orlando with you next time like it or not ha ha

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Sorry you have the blues.
I have found writing my trippie has really helped this time.
Glad you had such a great time.
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Old 24 Aug 13, 08:33 AM  
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Sorry you have the blues.
I have found writing my trippie has really helped this time.
Glad you had such a great time.
It is helping actually - lovely revisiting all of those special moments.

And your Legs, Nerds and Wings report is the one that inspired me to write my own So I hope you enjoy it!
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2017 AKL and the Disney Dream American Pye Land and Sea Adventure *PRE TRIPPY*
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Sorry for keeping you all waiting but my PP CD finally arrived today! So Day 2 is up!

Thanks all again for reading
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Loving it all so far.
Good call on the stroller for Jack, who needs a poorly tired kid at MK! X
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