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The Dad and Chad Disney Adventure Report

Dates: January 20-23, 2001


  • Jennifer Watson: 32, Disney veteran and co-author of PassPorter Walt Disney World, on her umpteenth trip to Disney (from Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Tom Anderson (Dad), 58, armchair traveler, first trip to Walt Disney World (from Lansing, MI)
  • Kim Larner (Sister), 29, 4-mo. pregnant with second child, sixth trip to Disney (from Lansing, MI)
  • Chad Larner (Brother-In-Law), 28/29, fifth trip to Disney (from Lansing, MI)

Transportation: Northwest Airlines (Jennifer and Dad), Southwest Airlines (Kim and Chad), and Tiffany Town Car

Resort: Fairway Villa at Disney Institute

Parks: Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, Magic Kingdom, Pleasure Island, and DisneyQuest

Restaurants/Eateries: House of Blues, Restaurantosaurus, Rose & Crown, Hollywood & Vine, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and Cinderella's Royal Table.

Other: First experience touring with an ECV.

Updated 06/28/06

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The links below lead to pages detailing what we did each day of our trip. 

Introduction: The Dad Factor and The Chad Factor
(Dad's First Trip, Chad's Birthday Trip)

Day One: The Arrival, or "What Time Do We Leave Again?"
(Fairway Villas, House of Blues)

Day Two: Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot, or "I Don't Need No Steekin' ECV"
(Golf carts, ECVs, Restaurantosaurus, Rose & Crown, Pleasure Island)

Day Three: Disney-MGM Studios, or "Happy Birthday Dear Chad"
(Hollywood & Vine, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, Whispering Canyon Cafe, DisneyQuest)

Day Four: Magic Kingdom, or "Boy, Next Time I'll Get an ECV Every Day!"
(Cinderella's Royal Table)

Final Thoughts and Conclusions
(First-Timers, Surprise Trips, PassPorter, ECV, FASTPASS, Trip Length, Trip Report)

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