Category Archives: Trip Countdown

Disney Songs Poll!


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As will become very obvious in the coming days, Lebeau and I are both taking Disney-related trips later this month. Lebeau and family are taking their first Disney cruise while I am in Anaheim at roughly the same time. As such, Disney and vacations in general will dominate much of June here at Le Blog.

Instead of our typical bracket game, I’ve decided to fill the first three weeks of the month by writing about one song from an animated Disney feature film each day. You, our faithful readers, will have a hand in deciding which songs I will write about by ranking four different lists of songs provided below. Polldaddy only allows ten candidates in each ranking group, so I separated forty famous songs from the house of mouse into four different groups.

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33-Day Disney Countdown in 1 Post (Steal It!)


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There comes that time in any wait to a vacation when it becomes hard to focus on anything else. That time usually comes for me about a week before the departure date. But we all know that the internal countdown begins long before the point of full distraction. Look around the internet and you’ll find a lot of different methods for counting down to an impending Disney trip. Heck, the photo above belongs to some little kid.

When some friends and I threw down the gauntlet and started planning an all-adults long weekend to the land of mouse, it was while we were in the middle of enjoying one of our day trips to Busch Gardens in Virginia. The plan to attend both the Food & Wine festival and the Halloween party was actually hatched as we launched out of the station of the roller coaster “Verbolten.” That was back in mid July.

One of our crew created a Facebook page for the trip, and as always, the planning and anticipation of the event have been almost as fun as I am hoping the trip itself will be. What I have decided to share is the numerically inspired trip countdown which I have created and posted for them over the last 33 days.
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Disney World Trip Countdown: 8 Days


I spent the first 30-some days of this countdown reviewing my step-by-step plans for our Disney World trip.  And then, just as I was finishing it up, Disney made some scheduling changes that shifted things around.  So with just over a week to go, I tweaked every step of my plans.

I won’t subject everyone to another blow-by-blow of the newly revamped plans.  But for today’s countdown, I’m sharing the actual plans I generated at touringplans.com.

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 9 Days


Down to single digits!  Yesterday, I counted down the top 10 New Experiences I am looking forward to on our trip.  Today, I’ll cover the Top 10 Old Favorites I am looking forward to revisiting.

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 10 Days


With 10 Days left to go, I thought it would be fun to do a Top 10 List.  So, these are the Top 10 New Experiences I have planned for our trip.  Some of these experience are new to the resort.  Others are just new to us. 

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 11 Days


In yesterday’s countdown, I ran down a list of snacks I was looking forward to sampling on the trip.  Today, I am going to cover our “must-see” character list.

A lot of people tend to look down their noses at character meet and greets.  They take time out of your day that could be spent on one-of-a-kind attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion or Tower of Terror.  But for us, meeting the characters is an equally important part of the Disney World experience.

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 12 Days


We’re getting into the final days of the countdown.  I have already mapped out my plans for the trip in excruciating detail.  Which is really kind of pointless, because last-minute changes to park operating hours have shaken up those details.  The overall plan remains the same, but the step-by-step itinerary I have spent the last 38 days laying out has been turned on its ear.  Which is probably just as well.  Once we get into the parks, all bets are off anyway.  As I have said in every count down article so far, things never go according to plan.

Having spent over a month detailing my touring plan, I’m going to switch things up for the last few days of the countdown.  From here on out, it’s a grab bag.  You never know what I’m going to cover next.  Frankly, neither do I.  See, I can be spontaneous!

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 13 Days


As I count down the 15 days remaining until my family’s Disney World trip, I am I walking through the agenda step by step.  Once the trip is done, we’ll see how well the plan was executed.  Because there’s no way everything goes according to plan.  It never does. 

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 15 Days


As I count down the 15 days remaining until my family’s Disney World trip, I am I walking through the agenda step by step.  Once the trip is done, we’ll see how well the plan was executed.  Because there’s no way everything goes according to plan.  It never does. 

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 16 Days


As I count down the 16 days remaining until my family’s Disney World trip, I am I walking through the agenda step by step.  Once the trip is done, we’ll see how well the plan was executed.  Because there’s no way everything goes according to plan.  It never does. 

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 17 Days


As I count down the 17 days remaining until my family’s Disney World trip, I am I walking through the agenda step by step.  Once the trip is done, we’ll see how well the plan was executed.  Because there’s no way everything goes according to plan.  It never does. 

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 19 Days


As I count down the 19 days remaining until my family’s Disney World trip, I am I walking through the agenda step by step.  Once the trip is done, we’ll see how well the plan was executed.  Because there’s no way everything goes according to plan.  It never does. 

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Disney World Trip Countdown: 21 Days


As I count down the 21 days remaining until my family’s Disney World trip, I am I walking through the agenda step by step.  Once the trip is done, we’ll see how well the plan was executed.  Because there’s no way everything goes according to plan.  It never does. 

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