February 10-13, 2017
Let's do this.
congratulations!! Enjoy a well deserved vacation!!
Congratulation! Have a wonderful time!
Congratulations! Have a great trip!
It's 4:30 AM Pacific Time. I don't have to be up until 5, but... Disney World!!
In November 2015, I enrolled in Western Governors University for a Bachelors Degree I could accomplish online. When I found out that they were holding their winter 2017 commencement ceremonies in Orlando, my motivation meter went off the charts. But in order to make the deadline, I would have to finish my degree in one year.
I already had some transfer credits, but I would still have to complete some 96 credit units to finish.
Short story long, I buckled down, made the grade, saved the Disney Visa points, booked the trip, and we're off! My parents are joining us for their first trip, as well as our very good friends the H's and the E's.
We're staying at the Boardwalk Inn and the E's are in DVC at the Polynesian - they're already there and their view is insane (see below).
But it's no fun if you can't bring friends, so I'd like to invite you to experience the trip with me via Instagram. I'm @thechindo and @waking.walt. If you want a 360º experience, follow my wife @dreefy and my buddy D @emslie22 too.
I'll also post a photo trip report here as I have time.
C'mon everybody, here we goooooooooo!
Day One - February 10, 2017
Love the pictures! What a great trip so far!
Day 2 - February 11, 2017
I don't usually look this creepy. My wife gave me a Sour Patch Kid just as we got on the ride. This is me trying to get the goo off my teeth.
HM is open again so we race back by the spires...
I almost cried. It was kinda perfect.
OMG! I was smiling and laughing scrolling through your trip! Congratulations on earning your degree...and in such a compressed time period! I'm glad you got to celebrate with your family...especially at Country Bears Jamboree! That did seem perfect! Thank you for sharing!!
Congrats on your graduation! My favorite picture of all is the one of you and your Pop on BTMR. His smile is fantastic!
Congrats! Fab pictures!
Looks like you had a fab time, the pictures are awesome!
Well done for getting your degree in such a short space of time, perhaps they should offer the Disney lure to many more students to get them motivated I know my son would work much harder for that!
Thanks for sharing
Congratulations! My mom was at that WGU event. She's one of their professors. Small world!
Looks like a great trip so far, loving the pictures. Congratulations on your graduation!
Day 3 - February 12, 2017
Future Traveller Advice: Don't just assume your scooter-bound companions are bad drivers. Get on the cart yourself and try to navigate from the Frontierland bathrooms to BTMRR. In that short distance you'll find out how much of a challenge these things are. People are rude, blind, and they swarm around you, making it nearly impossible to keep a line of travel. It's not as easy as it looks. I found out - a little too late in the trip - that if I walk behind my scooter buddy with my hands on the back of the seat, people see the cart coming or in their peripheral, and get out of the way a little better. I'm also allowed to be the rude one saying "excuse me, watch your step" at a height where other people can hear us.
Once again lovely pictures! I like the 'fez' one and the empty UK one looks like my town at night!
My mum used to have a scooter and I used to get really cross with people completely ignoring her ( I'm sure wheelchair users get the same treatment) and I used to stand behind it and ask people politely (or not so, sometimes!) to get out of the way....gah! It gave her so much freedom though, it was worth it.
congrats and Love the night Epcot pics!