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My December 2017 trip report – PREP163

My December 2017 trip report – PREP163

Here’s my trip report from our December 18-24 Disney World trip which was the first time our whole family had been to WDW together in over 4 years.

Hear about our stay at Copper Creek, my family’s reaction to Pandora at Animal Kingdom, Jingle Bell Jingle BAM dessert party, special dining reservations, and more.


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Shannon Albert


Monday 22nd of January 2018

Related to your "choking"incident, glad the man was okay, we were at Cosmic Ray's waiting in line when a young girl (7ish) passed out and hit her head. The Disney team was quick to respond and get the girl necessary help (and a translator to boot!). They closed the line we were in and treated those who were in the line to lunch, which was a nice way to "make up" if you will for the terrifying experience of watching this poor young girl's medical emergency. Thankfully the young girl seemed to be responsive as they took her to get medical attention. Disney certainly tries to make sure you leave with a positive experience.


Sunday 21st of January 2018

Did you all make it over to Disney Springs at all?

Shannon Albert

Sunday 21st of January 2018

We did on our departure day. Had lunch at D-Luxe Burger, and had Mike pick us up from Disney Springs before heading to the airport.

Kristin Poley

Saturday 6th of January 2018

How long does the walk between the Poly and the Grand Floridian take approximately?