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kmab00
04-16-2007, 12:28 PM
After a week of rain, cold, HEAT, and LOTS OF PIXIE DUST :tink: ...DH and I have returned from our DW Honeymoon! :sad1: It was sad to leave.....but I am glad to be back home!!

Here's our trip report.....

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Wet, rainy, and cold........who would have thought that what was supposed to be a lovely EASTER weekend would turn out so nasty?? But the wedding still went on and it was very lovely....I'll post a "wedding report" later.

Jason and I left the reception site about 8:45 p.m. We got on the interstate for our trip to New Orleans overnight...then fly out Sunday morning.

Well, about 30 minutes down the road, I realized that ... gasp ... I had LEFT our wedding EARS at the reception!!!! We were supposed to leave the reception wearing them...but I so totally forgot! So I gave Jason 2 options....1. Turn around and go back to get the ears or 2. Buy some more at Disney. His response...let's turn around.

With that behind us, we drove to New Orleans in the pouring rain but 3 hours later, we made it there ok.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

We woke up to a COLD spring day. Neither of us figured it would be cold in Florida, so we put on shorts, short sleeved matching Mickey polos :love: and pull over jackets. ((Boy were we WRONG!!!))

It was our first time to fly in YEARS so we both tried to follow the "regulations" very carefully. The people in the New Orleans airport were RUDE....I couldn't wait to get to Disney where there were smiling faces everywhere and people who WANTED to help you!! Jason got his pocket knife confiscated and thrown away.....he had forgotten to take it out of his pocket and leave it in the car. The VERY rude lady was like, "Ummmm THIS is a BLADE..." No really?!? Gee thanks for letting me know that! I wasn't very nice back to her.....I was like, "Oook then." :laughing: They didn't even give us the option of going back and putting it in the car. And she didn't have to be so rude. So that whole situation depressed Jason b/c it was a gift from his brother. :confused3 Oh well. Jason said, "what a wonderful start to our trip, huh?". It made me sad!!

We boarded the plane, though, and by that time, we were both in better moods....

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Jason

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Me! :)

We arrived safely in the Orlando airport....no delays or anything!! Yay! Greeting us at the middle court was a DISNEY STORE!!!!! I just HAD to stop and take a picture! :)

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While we were taking these pictures, a guy walked up to us wearing regular clothes and a booksack. He asked us if we were coming or going. We told him that we were just arriving for our Honeymoon. He noticed the Mickey/Minnie bride and groom pins on our Polos and he told us that he worked in MK at Buzz Lightyear....and to stop by and see him one day! (He turns up later in this TR!!) He was SO nice...........it was great to actually talk to someone nice compared to what we had earlier that day....

Anyway, after what seemed like FOREVER, we FINALLY found Disney Express!! Yay! ALL of the buses were being used this week because it was spring break and DW was busy! We ended up on a Disney Cruise Line bus even though we were only going to DW. It was kinda hard following the directions we were given but after asking a few people how to get to Magical Express, we found our way around!!

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After only 2 stops, we made it to our resort and it wasn't a long time, either! Everything went very quickly!!

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We made it with plenty of time for our 7:30 p.m. Living Seas ADR's....so we hung out around Epcot for a while!

Coming up....EPCOT, Living Seas, and more Disney Magic!!! Stay tuned!! :woohoo:

lpizzuro123
04-16-2007, 12:37 PM
So happy to see this here. Can't wait for more report and more pictures.

Linda

purplegirl247
04-16-2007, 12:37 PM
Yay! Sorry to hear the trip started off so poorly, but you guys look so happy on the plane, so it's good to know you put it all behind you!

I'm so glad you remembered the Mickey ears when you were still (relatively) close to home! I hope you have lots and lots of pics with them on and they gained you some pixie dust!

Belle1981
04-16-2007, 12:38 PM
This is just wonderful! Great pics! Keep em coming!!

marywdw
04-16-2007, 01:53 PM
Congratulations! :thumbsup2
I'm sorry your trip started off on the wrong foot, but so far it seems like things are looking up!
Can't wait to read more!!!

buf68
04-16-2007, 02:03 PM
sounds like fun so far :) I really wish we could go back and do ours again....sorry for the bad luck with the security people...than can be that way sometimes at ALL airports.

JJClemson
04-16-2007, 02:13 PM
Yay, sounds good so far! I cannot wait to read more popcorn::

PRINCESSAJ
04-16-2007, 02:55 PM
Congratulations!! :cheer2:

Great TR so far! keep it coming!! :surfweb:

gillian1926
04-16-2007, 03:54 PM
Congrats again and cant wait to hear more! :yay:

AshleyLynn
04-16-2007, 04:23 PM
Thanks for posting your TR! I am looking forward to reading more!

KellyJo18
04-16-2007, 04:47 PM
Congratulations!!! Great TR so far, can't wait to read more :)

Maggimus
04-16-2007, 05:25 PM
Im getting goosebumps reading!! I remember when we first got to Orlando-- the feeling of excitement and nice people and magical stuff ahead of you! The ride to WDW comes so quickly--- but it seems like the one to the airport back home just goes by so sluggish-- you have nothing left to look forward to except your own comfy bed!! Congrats again! You and Jason look so cute together and your a doll anyway!! Im glad to hear your wedding turned out good despite the weather!! Ill be tuned in and glued to the seat for this one!!:hug:

DisneyFairy19
04-16-2007, 08:27 PM
YEY:banana: glad to have you back!!!! I love your TR I want to hear more or read more:surfweb: :goodvibes ... and we would love to read and see pics of the wedding.... hurry back

kmab00
04-16-2007, 10:54 PM
Thanks so much everyone!!! I am going to enjoy re-living this trip for sure!! :) Also, just to say, I am a picture taker....so for our Honeymoon in 7 days, I took over 500 pictures!!! :rotfl2: Jason thinks I'm insane and he calls me "The Camera Nazzi"....:rotfl: However, God gave me the love for photography but somehow managed to forget to give me that "perfect eye" for great shots......so yeah anyway, I love to take pictures and you will see a lot of them if you stick with this TR!!!!


You and Jason look so cute together and your a doll anyway!!

Aww thanks!!!! :blush: I appreciate that very much!! :)

kmab00
04-16-2007, 11:09 PM
Still on Sunday, April 8, 2007

Our buss pulled up to Port Orleans Riverside and boy was I ever excited!!! I've never stayed at this resort before, but I had heard wonderful things about it, so I was anticipating our stay there.

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Our room was BEAUTIFUL!! We had requested a King size bed room but I didn't really think we'd get it. However, we did!!!

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Our room was so big and I loved it!! After staying here, I dont' know if I'd want to stay anywhere else! It was so nice and peaceful...and the grounds were beautiful!!!

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On our table was a basket from Disney Florist that I had ordered the week before we left. I was called "Minnie Regale". You can find it at www.disneyflorist.com. The basket included a bottle of red wine, Mickey mouse toasting glasses, Ghiradelli chocolate, and some cheese and crackers in it. Neither Jason or I are big wine drinkers but we decided to go for anyway it since it was a special occasion and all... :rolleyes:

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Those Mickey and Minnie pins that you see on the basket were not included. Jason and I were wearing them at the airport. I took them off when we arrived to our room because when we checked into our hotel, the Cast Member asked if we had gotten the "Just Married" buttons yet. We told her no so she reached down into a basket that was under the desk and gave us each a button!! :)

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The card that came with the basket!! :)

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And now let the Disney Magic Begin!!!

After we were settled into our room, it was still early....2 p.m. or so. Our ADR's weren't until 7:30 p.m. Neither of us had eaten lunch so we decided to head to Epcot early and eat lunch with our Dining plan credits. I'll tell you....I will NEVER do Disney again without the dining plan!!! It was so WONDERFUL and convenient!!!

Anyway, we made it to Epcot with lots of CM's congratulating us :) and we headed over to the Electric Umbrella for lunch!!

Jason had a double cheeseburger and I had the chicken strips with strawberry cheesecake for dessert!!

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Next: Exploring Epcot....and the Coral Reef Restaurant!! :) Stay tuned!

Lynn5700
04-16-2007, 11:13 PM
Aww its nice to see you back. Great trip report so far.

I know what you mean about wanting to see happy people,everybody is always happy there.

Maggimus
04-17-2007, 08:03 AM
First I want to say that being a picture taker isnt a bad thing. I am one as well! :laughing: We will have a lot of pictures to look back on and recollect a lot of memories. So, I, for one, cannot WAIT to see your photos!

Im so glad you put a good review on this board about the dining plan. I thought for a while that I was the only one who really thought something of it. DH and I used it (This was our second year-- the first was during free dining)-- and no experience was better than another-- but both experiences were better than my 15+ other trips to disney. It was so convenient-- we could leave massive amounts of money at home and really not worry about it-- and we both got to enjoy ourselves (who wants to look at prices when your on vacation!). PO Riverside looks really nice. Is that the old Dixie Landings? I stayed at "Dixie Landings" whichever that one was.. back when I was younger and we really liked it-- very classy and not cheesy at all.

Cant wait for more :) popcorn::

kmab00
04-17-2007, 08:56 AM
Lynn: Yeah EVERYONE was nice to us at Disney.....it's such a wondeful feeling. You can be nice and truly have people be nice back with you!! It's great!! At one point, this man (vacationer) made some comment to us about "please move down to the END of the aisle" and he wasn't nice about it. After he passed us, the lady behind us leaned up and said, "Yes, believe it or not, there ARE rude people in Disney World every once in a while"!! :rotfl:

Maggimus: I LOVE THE DINING PLAN!! I too have been to Disney a lot without it and now...I'd never do it any other way again!! You can have a nice meal every day without worrying about what to get on the menu, and you never go hungry!!!!! I loved it!! It was my first time to use it and Jason's too...but he loved it just as much!!! :) Glad to know there's another photo taker around here!! :laughing:

MiaBella05
04-17-2007, 01:32 PM
Congrats and welcome back.

I am another one all for the dining plan. We got to eat at places that we would have never eaten at like the CG. Plus it helped us budget our money better!! Hopefully disney keeps this option around for awhile. princess:

JJClemson
04-17-2007, 01:49 PM
I am loving your TR! I totally agree w/ you that POR is beautiful. I stayed there back when it was Dixie Landings and my mom and I stayed at POFQ during my site visit last year. I loved running through POR's grounds in the mornings. We're staying there again a couple nights before my wedding. I cannot wait :goodvibes

You are just glowing in your pictures! I cannot tell if you are so happy to be a newlywed or so excited to be in WDW ;) I cannot wait to read more!

kmab00
04-17-2007, 02:53 PM
You are just glowing in your pictures! I cannot tell if you are so happy to be a newlywed or so excited to be in WDW ;) I cannot wait to read more!


:rotfl: I think it's a little of both!!!! Thank you! :)

kmab00
04-17-2007, 03:15 PM
Still on Sunday, April 8, 2007 - Epcot

After we finished eating, I wanted to hit a few rides that did not have long lines. We went out to the electronic board that has rides and line times posted on it....and the line for Mission Space was apparently only 30 minutes whereas the line for Soarin was like 90 minutes. We opted for Mission Space since neither of us has ridden that ride before.

We headed towards the ride and once we got there, we were given the option to ride the "chicken side" or the "extreme side". At first, we got the orange tickets...which means EXTREME. But after thinking about it, we both decided to be chicken and ride the less intense side. I had just eaten and I get motion sickness very very bad!! I didn't want to be sick for the rest of the night!!! The "less intenese" part of Mission Space was not very thrilling. ((We did ride the extreme part on another day)). But we didn't have to stand in line for long so it was ok!!

An old favorite of mine that I remember from when I was little is this ride:

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Anyone guess which ride it is? :rotfl: Spaceship Earth!!!!

We also explored the Living Seas...the new Nemo ride is cute and so is Turtle Talk with Crush!

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Finally it was time for supper!! The Coral Reef was apparently VERY busy and the wait time (even though we had Advanced Dining Reservations for 7:30 p.m.) was about 30 minutes!!! I had on our itenerary to watch Illuminations at 9:00 p.m., so when they told me the wait time, I KNEW we would miss the fireworks. There was not another day to really fit Illuminations in to, but I knew we HAD to....so I made it work.

:tinker: Anwyay, when we FINALLY got to sit down, we were seated right by the Aquarium!!! Awesome seats! :)

:tinker: We also received Personalized Menus!!

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The BEST part of the menus was.....WE COULD ORDER ANYTHING WE WANTED WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT THE PRICE!!! Hehe!

Jason had the Shrimp Coctail as an appetizer:

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While I had Crab Claws:

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For an entree, Jason chose the New York Strip Steak:

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While I chose the Mahi Mahi:

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For dessert, Jason had the choclate wave: (those little balls of chocolate had alcohol in them!! :laughing: Jason sure got a surprise when he bit into it b/c neither of us had ANY idea!!) :confused3

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I had Cream Brulee:

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Like I said, we were seated by the aquarium

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And I was right, we did miss Illuminations. Our watier was SO SLOW!!! We didn't leave the restaurant until about 9:30 p.m. Jason loved eating there but I personally wouldn't care if we didn't eat there ever again. I didn't hate it, but I certianly didn't love it. The food was good...but the service was slow. The guy didn't hear me say that we were on the dining plan, so he charged our room at first....so we had to get that straightend out. Our bill was $112.00!! If it was gonna be covered by the dining plan (which it was), I certianly didn't want it to be charged to our card!!! :scared1:

Anyway, when we left the restaurant, we hit the "post-illuminations" crowd. It was HORRIBLE trying to get out of the park and I was really sad that we had missed the show.

We made it back to the hotel and my luggage had arrived (I was kinda scared at first because before we left for Epcot, Jason's luggage had arrived but mine had not yet come!).

I "decorated" the room a little...:laughing:

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And of course, I added a lime green Mickey to the window!! :thumbsup2

That's all for Sunday!!

Coming up: Monday - Animal Kingdom!

Tiggerific04
04-17-2007, 03:49 PM
Yay! I love your TR so far. You guys look sooo happy!

Maggimus
04-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Karen that food looks so yummy whether it tasted it or not. Im hungry now popcorn:: . I like the dining plan because you can order higher end items and get to try stuff you normally wouldnt get to. :woohoo: But i also like food- so that kinda sums it up for me! Did you keep your personalized menu's ? I would have-- would make for great scrapbooking (and memories!). You & Jason look so happy in the photo together-- did you ask a stranger to take it? haha-- seems like everyone is so understanding at WDW.

Okay I just showed Dh your pictures and the food photos and said "can we go back" and he said "whatever you want"-- does this mean I get to go back to WDW soon:woohoo:

I love your door decorations-- so cute! I would so hang that on my door at home! haha-- keep it coming Karen im loving this:woohoo:

JJClemson
04-17-2007, 05:04 PM
You two look so cute and happy together! You can tell you're so in love :love: I like your little door hanger too!! I can't wait for more popcorn::

PirateKitty
04-17-2007, 05:36 PM
Congratulations! :banana: I'm so looking forward to reading your whole trip report. DF and I will be staying at POR for our Disneymoon and are also on the dining plan. I'm so glad to hear its worth it! :)

JackieSparrow
04-17-2007, 05:48 PM
Congrats!!! :cheer2: and welcome back!! I love that you have tons of pictures in here!! I am quite guilty of taking way too many pictures myself... hahah...

Glad to hear that you loved the dining plan. We are doing it for the first time during our trip this fall and I'm getting pretty excited about. It seems sooo convenient.

LOVE the door hanger you made! It's so cute! And how cool is your personalized menu??!?

Looks like you guys had a great time, I can't wait to read more :)

angel*lady
04-17-2007, 07:56 PM
Congrats! Enjoying your TR!:thumbsup2

kmab00
04-17-2007, 08:07 PM
Maggimus - To answer your question from earlier...yes, POR is the old Dixie Landings. I have wanted to stay there FOREVER so I am glad I finally got the chance!!! :) I definitely kept the menus. I acutually took the pictures of the menu right before I posted the blog b/c I had forgotten to take them in Disney!! :haha: The person that took the picture was our waiter. However, all week, when we would try to take a picture of each other in front of something, a random stranger would offer to take a picture of both of us together!! It was very nice! :) I do have that door hanger hanging on my bedroom door right now........I'm such a dork! :rotfl:

JJClemson - Thank you!! I saw that someone else here had door hangers made for their wedding party at DW. I decided that since I didn't have an entire wedding party to make them for, I'd make one for myself!! :)

Pirate Kitty - You will LOVE POR AND the Dining Plan!! They are both wonderful!!! :)

Jackie Sparrow - Thanks!! The doorhanger was fun to make!! :)

TexasCourt
04-17-2007, 08:27 PM
Awesome trip report!!! Y'all are glowing! Hurry back with more!!!;) popcorn::

Kirsteen
04-18-2007, 08:07 AM
Loving your trip report - can't wait for more! :goodvibes :cloud9:

kmab00
04-18-2007, 01:50 PM
Monday, April 9, 2007 - Animal Kingdom

The following morning, we woke up an headed to Animal Kingdom. It was my goal to make it to at least 1 park opening that week. This definitely was not the day! Haha

As we were approaching the gates, I stepped over to take a picture of Jason in front of the AK sign when this random guy asked if we wanted our picture taken together.

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Inside the gates, I finally saw my first photo pass guy! It was originally my intention to schedule a Honeymoon Photo Shoot....however, I really didn't think that paying $300 whatever dollars for 20 pictures was really worth it all. And that's when I heard about photo pass. So I decided to go with that option!! :) I haven't gotten my CD back yet, so those pictures will have to wait for another time and place, I guess!

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Once inside park, we saw more photo pass people and stopped to take pictures. I stopped at every guy/girl I saw just about! :rotfl:

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We decided to get FP's for Expedition Everest and then head over to Dinosaur. The wait time wasn't too bad...may 15 minutes max. There were a lot of people in AK this day, but it was kinda rainy and cold so I think that the weather kinda drew people away. Which was fine with me!!!

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We should have bought the ride picture, but we didn't! Oh well.

About the time we finished riding Everest, we saw that the next showing of Finding Nemo the Musical was at 11:30. So we headed over about 30 minutes before show time. The place was PACKED OUT but we did get a seat on the bleachers way up in the back. Well after about 20 minutes, the CM announced that the show was cancelled for that time slot. GREAT. So now we got to battle the MILLIONS and THOUSANDS of people POURING out of the theatre. It wasn't really that many people but it sure felt like it!!! :scared1:

A few other things we sqeezed in before lunch:

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Flights of Wonder

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It's Tough to Be a Bug

After It's Tough to Be a Bug, we decided to get Fast Passes for Kilimanjaro Safari and the eat lunch.

We looked at all of the food options covered by the dining plan and we came across this wonderful little place called "Tusker House". We were looking for something different from the typical Burgers and fries and boy did we ever find it!!!! This was the PERFECT place for lunch! I didn't feel guilty for eating this food!

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I had this turkey roll up thing with AWESOME tomatoes and cucumbers!!! It also included corn and potato soup with carrot cake for dessert....SO GOOD!!

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Jason had grilled chicken with mashed potatos and vegetables and also carrot cake for dessert.

This place was SO NICE to eat at, that I would have considered going back another day to AK just to eat lunch!! HAHA! But then we decided that was too time consuming! However, next time I'm in AK, I am so eating at Tusker House!!!!

Once we finished eating, (and while waiting for our KS FP time), we headed over to Camp Minnie Mickey to watch Festival of the Lion King.

Here again, a Cast Member asked if we wanted a picture together....

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This spot was our first encounter with "THE BLUE SHIRTS"...........I had told Jason at the beginning of the week that I wanted to see some Dream Teamers. Well he thought I meant the kids from church (b/c we have a puppet/drama kids team at church that I am a leader on and they are called the DREAM Team!)!! :rotfl: He said, "WHY Do you want to see them!?!?" :confused3 I had to explain....the Disney Dream Team...LOL! Right after we finished taking that picture, I said, "Look! There's two of them!" Sure enough, walking down the path were two DTers. They told us Congratulations but didn't stop to talk.....so we continued our journey to Lion King.

:tink: The ladies at the gate were SO very nice! They put us in this "special" line but I had no idea why! Well, we were in the line to be the FIRST people inside the stadium along with the wheelchaiers. Well, the CM at the door pointed us to the "first row" to sit down. However, the group ahead of us was rather large and they had a family member who was in a wheelchair so they sat down on the front row. I just felt priviledged enough to have "first pick" of the seats, so Jason and I just sat down on the second row. We were both kind of in awe and thought, wow we got really good seats....when this CM ACROSS the building started waving frantically at us. She even sent another CM to come and get us!!!! She said, "I saved you guys a front row seat!!" :eek: I was like, "US?" I guess she saw us as we walked in? But it was AWESOME anyway!!!

:tink: Then, when the show started, as they were breaking the stadium up into four sections....lions, warthogs, zebras, and elephants, the guy who was in charge of our section chose ME to be the ELEPHANT LEADER! Haha! He made me stand up with him and then he introduced me to the crowd as "Karen from Louisiana" then he had me make an elephant noise. OK YEAH....I had NO idea what kind of sound to make.....I so didn't make a very good noise but it was HILARIOUS and fun and I was just excited that I got picked!!!!! :cool1: After I made the elephant noise, the guy said, "Well ladies and gentleman, I can assure you that you probably will never hear an elephant make that kind of noise EVER!" :rotfl:

The show was AWESOME watching it from the front row! Jason took a picture of him and I on our "front row seats"...lol!

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After we left Lion King, it was Fast Pass time for the Safari so we headed over there. As we were waiting in line, a Cast Member who saw us with our hats on waved us over to him. He picked up a phone and said there was a "special message" waiting for us! It was Mickey and Minnie wishing us a Happy Honeymoon! It was SO cute!!!

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All day long, it had been raining off and on, but it was always raining while we were inside of an attraction and then the rain would stop by the time we were done. Well after we got out of the Safari, it was raining pretty hard so I bought a poncho!

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The last show time for Finding Nemo was 3:30 p.m. so we hurried over to find a good seat. Which we did get pretty good seats b/c we were there earlier than the time before! Apparently, they were only doing like 4 showtimes that day. We had missed the very 1st one, then the 2nd one was cancelled, we TRIED to get in line for the 3rd showing, but the line was MASSIVE and we knew we wouldn't get seats....so we finally made it for the 4th and final showing!!

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After the show, we used a few snack credits for some Ice Cream!!

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Then that night, we had Advanced Dining Reservations for Crystal Palace so after eating our Ice Cream, we boarded the bus for the Ticket and Transportation Center. It was on our way there that Jason came to the conclusion that "People really are generally good!" And it's true! Not only were CM's congratulating us, but so were random guests at the park! Also these random strangers would OFFER to take a picture of Jason and I together!! It was GREAT!!

Coming up next: MK and Crystal Palace!!!

pat9283
04-18-2007, 03:28 PM
OHHH dont stop I want more!!!! I love reading these! I cant wait for my own!:goodvibes

Maggimus
04-18-2007, 03:52 PM
Karen Im so loving this TR. Arent you so glad you chose disney? The same thing happened with us-- people yelling congratulations from every corner. Even when we didnt wear the ears and only wore the pins we still got tons of Congrats. You guys surely had a magical experience.

At the AK ive never ate at the Tusker House but I have ate at Pizzafari and their Italian sandwiches there are to die for! You might consider trying one out next time your there. Although-- you will probobly be like me and go back to what you know is good. I love doing that.

Dh and I really liked Nemo the Musical although I think we might have sat a little bit too close. Did you guys like it?

Keep this great report coming!!:cheer2:

Glorydaz
04-18-2007, 04:41 PM
hey - welcome back!!! I'm having a ball reading your TR!! and listen, you can NEVER EVER take too many pictures!!:rotfl: I'm as guilty as you - last time I came home with more pictures of the food than us!

so great to see how happy and relaxed you guys look - and POR is a wonderful place - I stayed there like 10 years ago and it sounds like it just gets better...as for the dining plan , beautiful thing, isn't it?! my DF and I are going for a short hop in June and that was a must!

many , many congrats on your marriage - looking forward to more of your report....with photos, of course! :goodvibes

Michelle:cloud9:

Kirsteen
04-19-2007, 05:18 AM
More please :goodvibes Your TR is fab. Kx

kmab00
04-19-2007, 01:48 PM
Still on Monday, April 9, 2007

It took us forver to figure out how to get to Magic Kingdom from the Animal Kingdom. That's when we finally realized that we had to take a bus to the ticket and transportation center THEN hop a Monorail to the Magic Kindgom.

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This was my first time to see the "new" monorail. It scared me at first because I thought it was just a bunch of grafiti. I wondered "How in the world did someone GRAFITI THE MONORAIL and in DISNEY?!!????" :rotfl: That's when I realized that it was just "dressed up" for the Year of a Million Dreams!!!

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(not the best pic but it shows what I am talking about!)

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Jason on the Monorail

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Me on the monorail!

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"Where Dreams Come True" was literally everywhere and I LOVED IT!!!!

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I asked a nice man to take our picture...he did a good job! :)

They even decorated the lamposts down main street....

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Maggimus
04-19-2007, 01:57 PM
That guy did do a really good job! It would be a nearly perfect photo if you cropped out the lady on the left! I never get that good of photos when I ask ppl to take them!

I laughed at your comment about the monorail! I noticed it too and was like "hmm- thats odd" but then read it! Cant wait for more:banana:

ETA: I dont think ive ever taken a photo right there in the front of the MK in front of the train station. Now seeing that I really wish I had. Ill jot it down for my next trip. Im always to anxious to get in there and get started with everything sometimes I forget mainstreet all together!!

kmab00
04-19-2007, 02:03 PM
Cont...

Our main purpose for heading over to Magic Kingdom that night was to eat at Crystal Palace, a family tradition of mine!!

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:tink: We walked in to our table and "decorating" our table was some Mickey mouse confetti shaped into a heart!! So very cute! :)

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Eeyore

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Piglet

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Pooh

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Tigger

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I forgot to take a picture of the food and since it's a buffet, that's kind of a hard thing to do!! So I got the best one that I could...lol! Can't remember AT ALL what we ate there, though!! :rotfl:

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After we finished eating, we decided to hit up the Tomorrowland rides. You know what really disappointed me? The new Stitch ride...AKA ALIEN ENCOUNTER! I thought it would be similar to AE but it wasn't AT ALL!!

Anyway, since it was night time, the lines were very short and we basically completed all of Tomorrowland except Carousel of Progress!

:tink: Neither of us had ever seen Laugh Floor Comedy Club. When we walked in the door, this guy was working the counter and I thought, "Well gosh he looks familiar". So I pointed at the guy and asked Jason if that was the guy from the airport. Jason said, "No that guy at the airport said that he worked Buzz!" Well, the CM saw me pointing at him and he shook his head like, "I'm not sure who you are!" Then next thing I knew, the CM was walking over to us and he said, "Oooh yes you ARE the people I saw at the airport!" and he told us that he not only works Buzz but he also does Laugh Floor and Stitch as well! He asked us if we would have another day at MK and we told him yes....then he proceeded to give us FOUR anytime fastpasses for any ride!!! :eek: :banana: We were shocked and excited all at the same time!!!!!

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YAY for free fastpasses!!!!

After we finished Tomorrowland, we headed over to find a spot to watch Spectromagic.

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Jason had never seen it before. He kept telling me, "I hate parades!" I had to reassure him that you've never seen a parade until you've seen a DISNEY parade!!! :laughing:

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He agreed with me that it was the best parade he had ever seen!

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Some of the pictures didn't take right but that's ok!

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After the parade, we watched the fireworks but we couldn't make it back in front of the castle in enough time so we were kind of standing in-between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. I KNEW that this was NOT the spot to watch Wishes from, so I decided that on our last night in MK, we'd watch them again except from IN FRONT of the Castle!!

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The were still pretty, though!!

For our trip, I had printed "Mousekeeping" envelopes from themouseforless.com like this one....

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:tink: I left the envelope on our pillow that morning and when we returned to our room that night, we had this waiting on the counter in our bathroom!!

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That's all for Monday. Next up....Rainy day at MGM!

kmab00
04-19-2007, 02:04 PM
:rotfl: I couldn't fit all of those pictures into one post so I had to split it up!! Sorry Maggimus!!! :) :) :)

Maggimus
04-19-2007, 02:20 PM
Thats so cool about your table being decorated at Crystal Palace.

Thats also so cool that the guy gave you fastpasses. Disney magic at its best:yay:

Ya know, Ive been to disney 15-20 times and ive never seen a parade either. I was either a. sleeping during them, or b. it was past my bedtime. Haha-- i wished Dh and I had caught a parade on our honeymoon but we hadnt.

Thats so cool that mousekeeping did that for you. We had a towel animal our first day but nothing after that.

You seem to have had quite a magical trip and you just got there!! I cant wait to hear more!! You and Jason seem so cute together.:hug:

lpizzuro123
04-19-2007, 02:33 PM
All pictures are welcome all the time - even if you have to split them into 10 posts. I have so enjoyed reading about all your planning and your trip report. I can't believe that CM gave you those great FastPasses - that is a real treasure.

Can't wait to read more.

Linda

purplegirl247
04-19-2007, 02:40 PM
Yay! You just never know what you're going to find, even down to the last four days before your wedding. :-) Thanks SO MUCH for the link to mouseforless. I'm definitely printing out some of the mousekeeping envelopes and some of those pocket guides. Genius!

Is it rude to ask how much you tipped them per day?

Maggimus
04-19-2007, 02:42 PM
:rotfl: I couldn't fit all of those pictures into one post so I had to split it up!! Sorry Maggimus!!! :) :) :)

I must have missed this earlier. No need to appologize!! I love reading your TR and seeing all of your photos! Ill wait weeks if I have to :) Your trip seems so fun!

JJClemson
04-19-2007, 02:47 PM
It looks like you're having a great time! I'm really enjoying your TR :) Awesome about the fastpasses! I cannot believe you remembered the CM you saw at the airport. I am sooo bad w/ remembering people if I only meet them briefly. You too look so cute together :goodvibes

kmab00
04-19-2007, 03:20 PM
Is it rude to ask how much you tipped them per day?

Not rude at all!! :) I had been reading a "tipping" thread right before our trip and I saw that people were really suggesting that you tip the Mouskeepers. I have never done this before, so I felt a little bad about it....:confused3

So anyway, I gave $2 per day. The people who were commenting on the thread said that they gave $1 per day per as many people were there for vacation. Ex: 5 people on vacation - $5 per day. Sooo....I just decided that $2 per day seemed liked a good enough number!! :) We didn't have towel animals in the room every time we returned to our hotel.....just two times. But it was nice of them to take out of their time to make them for us! :thumbsup2

purplegirl247
04-19-2007, 03:31 PM
Ha ha ha. I had originally written, "Is it rude to ask how much to tip per day? We've never really done that before" but then was too embarrassed to say that. We never tipped when we were kids! I don't know if it's because it wasn't done back then or my parents didn't know to do it, but I feel sort of bad for all the housekeeping people we've gyped over the years. Thanks so much for your input!

kmab00
04-19-2007, 08:35 PM
Unfortunately, I have to return to work tomorrow after my 20 day vacation. :sad1:

Therefore, my next update will not be until Friday night because I work those darn 12 hour shifts!! Sooo....until then, have a super Friday!!

heatherlynn444
04-19-2007, 09:15 PM
amazing! I am loving it so far! keep it coming!popcorn::

ForKeeps
04-20-2007, 06:56 AM
Such a great TR :thumbsup2

Wow, you brought me right back to the AK (I really love the AK)! Can't wait for the next installment. Good luck on your first day back post-wedding. That was a tough one for me.

luvfigment
04-21-2007, 12:32 PM
Your TR is great!!! I am really enjoying it and it is making me wicked excited for my own Disneymoon!!! I did the Dining Plan last year for the first time and loved it also...I can't imagine doing the trip without it. Can't wait to read more and Congrats on getting married!!!

kmab00
04-21-2007, 02:37 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - MGM Studios

Yet another rainy and cold day. Yuck. But we STILL had fun anyway!! :)

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We spent this entire day in MGM.

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The first thing we did was grab a Fast Pass for Rockin Roller Coaster - then we went to Tower of Terror and stood in line. It was only about a 30 minute line...not too bad! :)

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After ToT, it was time for the Rockin Roller Coaster fast passes, so we rode and then we bought the picture at the end because it was hilarious!!! I wish I had a scanner so you could see it but I don't have a scanner!

Anyway, we watched Beauty and the Beast with 4 for a Dollar. They were AWESOME as always!! :)

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I was kind of disappointed in MGM's choices for lunch with the dining plan. After the fabulous meal we had in AK, it was kind of disappointing not having the same type of food choices in MGM. Anyway, we ate hamburgers...once again and then we hopped on over to the Backlot Tour.

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This is us waiting in line for the ride to start.

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Us in one of the Backlot busses

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I thought this was cool.....a piece of the set from Pirates of the Caribbean 2!! :)

After we finished the backlot tour, we headed over to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream. Inside of here, we saw this:

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I've always taken a picture OF this before, but never a picture WITH it before!! :) It's Karen from the Mickey Mouse Club and I'm Karen ... not from the Mickey Mouse Club. Anyway,

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We exlpored the area a little and then went inside for the video.

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Continued in a few minutes! :0)

Maggimus
04-21-2007, 02:46 PM
Karen Your photos are great!! I must say Shane and I found that the place to eat by the backlot tour (I cant remember the name but its RIGHT beside the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground had really good food. We both got these chicken ceasar wraps and they were really big, served with chips and dessert. We both liked them so much that we seriously, no joke, came home and made chicken ceasar wraps when we got home. Next time you might try that place out!

kmab00
04-21-2007, 02:57 PM
We were going to get inline to see the Narnia attraction but the line was way too long!!

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It was also a bummer that it rained because Lights, Motors, Action was cancelled and so was Indiana Jones! :(

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((Hence the poncho once again...))

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This is a new addition to the park....down Streets of America, they have built a "California" set!

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Our dinner reservactions were for Mama Melroses with the Fantasmic Dining Package at 6:00 p.m. I was really sad because I wasn't sure if Fantasmic would be cancelled or not due to the rain. If it was, then that would be TWO fireworks shows we'd have to reschedule and I knew we wouldn't have time for that!! :(

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The wait to sit down was FOREVER!! I made the reservations in what I thougth was going to be PLENTY of time to eat and then make it to Fantasmic at 7:45 p.m. Well, we didn't end up sitting down until almost 6:40 p.m. It was PACKED in there!!

For an appetizer, I had some kind of bread salad.....it was the most disgusting salad I have ever eaten!!

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Jason had something with sauce and cheese and it was really good!

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Us inside of the restaurant...

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My entree was a Chicken Parmegan type thing...it was ok but it's still something that I could have eaten back home at an Italian restaurant. I should have known better and ordered something else but I wasn't thinking.

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Jason had a steak...yummy!

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By this point, they were RUSHING us through our food so we could "make it on time" to Fantasmic. She said that if we weren't through the "Special" gates by 7:45 p.m., then we'd have to wait with everyone else to find a good seat.

:tink: We did receive a "complimentary" glass of wine from the restuarant since we were celebrating our Honeymoon!!

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Our watiress kept asking us, "Do you want your dessert to go or do you want to eat it here??" Soo....I asked if we were going to even be watching Fantasmic and I was told that if the weather stayed like it was (light drizzle), then yes. So we decided that in order to "make it in time", we'd get our desserts to go. Fantasmic did play, thank goodness...and we had GREAT seats!!!! The entire right section was saved for Dinner Package people and they were the perfect seats!!

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We had tiramissu for dessert! It was really really good!!

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After Fantasmic (since there was still one more 10 p.m. showing to go), I figured it would be a good idea to hit up a few of the attractions that had longer lines earlier in the day!!

We watched Voyage of the Little Mermaid

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And we got to see the Narnia attraction with only like 8 of us in the room! haha!!

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Through the wardrobe...

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By this time, it was 10 p.m. and time to say bye bye to MGM. I hoped we'd make it back this trip.....we got to see/do everything except LIghts, Motors, Action, and Indiana Jones.


Jason had asked me that morning before we left for MGM if had left out the envelope for the Mousekeepers. He was so impressed by the towel animal we received the day before!! :laughing:

Well, yes I did but instead of having a towel animal as a surprise, we had a Magical Moments certificate waiting in our room for us!!

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From the Disney Honeymoon Registry Team!!

Coming up next: Magic Kingdom!!

kmab00
04-21-2007, 02:58 PM
Karen Your photos are great!! I must say Shane and I found that the place to eat by the backlot tour (I cant remember the name but its RIGHT beside the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground had really good food. We both got these chicken ceasar wraps and they were really big, served with chips and dessert. We both liked them so much that we seriously, no joke, came home and made chicken ceasar wraps when we got home. Next time you might try that place out!

:scared1: No way, really?! Now I'm bummed!! We ate nasty greasy food TWICE in MGM because we couldn't find anything better!! Aww darn...well next time I'll know where to look!! Thank you! :)

Maggimus
04-21-2007, 03:32 PM
Jason's steak looked yummy. Ive heard some not great reviews about Mama Melrose but I think ppl continue to go there because of the dinner package. Seemed like it was worth it for those great seats! Ive never seen Fantasmic either (No electrical light parade, no parade at all, and no fantasmic-- haha-- you would think ive never been to Disney!). Can you tell me a little bit about the Narnia attraction? That must be new since we went-- or else we skipped over it. Was it a ride or just a movie? Your thoughts?

kmab00
04-21-2007, 10:16 PM
Can you tell me a little bit about the Narnia attraction? That must be new since we went-- or else we skipped over it. Was it a ride or just a movie? Your thoughts?

Sure! It's not a ride....it's more like an attraction. You "walk through the wardrobe & into 'Narnia'" with the whole lightpost and trees covered with snow, etc. You're are kind of like..."WHOA" just like the kids on the movie when they saw it for the first time!! :rotfl: You sit down on the carpeted floor and they show a video clip of "behind the scenes with Narnia" and then sometime during the attraction (can't remember when), the "white witch" comes walking out of this ledge above you and she says some things. Then it's over and as you are walking to the exit, you see some props that were used in the movie like the white witches sled and the jackets that the kids were wearing. It's kinda neat but I was not standing in the hour long line to see it..........lol! That's why we waited until later to see it!! :)

Maggimus
04-22-2007, 12:01 PM
Sure! It's not a ride....it's more like an attraction. You "walk through the wardrobe & into 'Narnia'" with the whole lightpost and trees covered with snow, etc. You're are kind of like..."WHOA" just like the kids on the movie when they saw it for the first time!! :rotfl: You sit down on the carpeted floor and they show a video clip of "behind the scenes with Narnia" and then sometime during the attraction (can't remember when), the "white witch" comes walking out of this ledge above you and she says some things. Then it's over and as you are walking to the exit, you see some props that were used in the movie like the white witches sled and the jackets that the kids were wearing. It's kinda neat but I was not standing in the hour long line to see it..........lol! That's why we waited until later to see it!! :)

Wow that sounds so neat. Ive never seen the movie- will have to watch it before we go next trip! Thanks for explaining that.

Your certificate from the Honeymoon team was so cool. What are you doing with it now? We got one of those when we got our boat ride and I havent decided whether to frame it, stick it in a scrapbook, or what. Loving your report karen!

Swmhc
04-22-2007, 01:21 PM
Maggie ~

My DF is astounded at how you can have gone to Disney so many times and never seen a parade ! He says "that is just a crime ! Ask her what's up dog !"

In short...you have to do the parades !!! They aren't typical parades, you get awesome photo ops of the characters, they are all part of the magic. Also if you have never done Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, it is a must do. You can sip hot cocoa on Main Street while it snows and Christmas Carols are playing.

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie.....we need to go there at the same time and show you how to appreciate the finer side of Disney. :grouphug:

Maggimus
04-22-2007, 02:05 PM
Maggie ~

My DF is astounded at how you can have gone to Disney so many times and never seen a parade ! He says "that is just a crime ! Ask her what's up dog !"

In short...you have to do the parades !!! They aren't typical parades, you get awesome photo ops of the characters, they are all part of the magic. Also if you have never done Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, it is a must do. You can sip hot cocoa on Main Street while it snows and Christmas Carols are playing.

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie.....we need to go there at the same time and show you how to appreciate the finer side of Disney. :grouphug:

I agree-- im totally up for it! I dont know how we constantly miss it. We were at AK and just passing through and caught literally the last float of the parade. Id really like to see the parade at MK (the night one). I saw wishes for my very first time in 2005 along with the thing at Epcot. I have never seen fantasmic though and out of all of them that one seems most appealing to me. Id really like to see it-- let me know when you are going next-- might have to see if we cant hop on board;)

Swmhc
04-22-2007, 08:33 PM
I agree-- im totally up for it! I dont know how we constantly miss it. We were at AK and just passing through and caught literally the last float of the parade. Id really like to see the parade at MK (the night one). I saw wishes for my very first time in 2005 along with the thing at Epcot. I have never seen fantasmic though and out of all of them that one seems most appealing to me. Id really like to see it-- let me know when you are going next-- might have to see if we cant hop on board;)


We are getting married August 1st. We will be there from 7/30-8/9. I would love to go back during MVMCP this year, but I think the wedding will have tapped out the pocket book and the vacation leave from work. Well, that and we already did a week at Disneyland in February. Fantasmic is my DF's alltime favorite. We catch it at least twice when we are there. The only parade I have successfully missed everytime has been the AK one. I told him we MUST catch it this trip. :woohoo:

kmab00
04-22-2007, 08:35 PM
Me too...I have never seen the AK parade.

I've also never seen the Stars and Motor Cars parade. Anyone ever seen them before? Are they any good??

Maggimus
04-24-2007, 09:28 AM
Bumping this back up to the top-- I leave for vacation this week so im sure I wont be able to finish this but I will make sure I do when I get back! Cant wait for more :woohoo:

M&M126
04-24-2007, 10:00 AM
Me too...I have never seen the AK parade.

I've also never seen the Stars and Motor Cars parade. Anyone ever seen them before? Are they any good??

Both of them are pretty fun. THe MGM parade has a LOT of characters which makes it good for pictures. The Animal Kingdom parade is very energetic. I like it. I was actually in it once so it's one of my favorites :)

Sparkles9306
04-24-2007, 10:14 AM
Karen I have a question for you about the Fantasmic Dinner Package did you get to pick anything on the regular menu or was it a fixed menu with only a couple options? I'm debating about doing the package and wanted to know if there's a different menu. Thanks!

DisBride2007
04-24-2007, 08:07 PM
The AK parade is probably the best parade in all of WDW! In addition to the floats with characters, and the cool costumes worn by the characters who walk on the ground, there are animal floats that are hard to describe but they're really great! Maybe I'm biased b/c it's the only parade with my favorite character Brer Rabbit!

Stars and Motor Cars is good as well. There are some of the more rare characters in that parade including the Star Wars characters, Muppets, and others. DH and I raced to catch that one last time we went to MGM. We HATE MGM so the parade was basically the only reason we were going. Agreed the food is terrible there. We always eat at the Hollywood Brown Derby, which also offers a Fantasmic package.

Jenna319
04-24-2007, 10:38 PM
Wow great trip report!! You have got me so excited for our disneymoon in October!!!! Question for ya: our last night ADR is for the Coral Reef.... did you have to call the restaurant and request the personalized menus? I did tell the woman at reservations that it was our honeymoon.... I also plan on calling Coral Reef to request a diver to hold up a sign! I love the Florist basket idea! Can't wait for more!! =) I just hope I can get my DH to wear the groom hat because he's on the shy side!!

DisneyFairy19
04-24-2007, 10:39 PM
I love all your pics!!!

kmab00
04-25-2007, 12:05 AM
Karen I have a question for you about the Fantasmic Dinner Package did you get to pick anything on the regular menu or was it a fixed menu with only a couple options? I'm debating about doing the package and wanted to know if there's a different menu. Thanks!

I believe they gave us the regular menu. It had just as many options on it as the other restaurants did. I believe that at one point, i heard there was a special menu for the fantasmic package, but now they are just using the same menu for everyone! :)

kmab00
04-25-2007, 12:07 AM
Wow great trip report!! You have got me so excited for our disneymoon in October!!!! Question for ya: our last night ADR is for the Coral Reef.... did you have to call the restaurant and request the personalized menus? I did tell the woman at reservations that it was our honeymoon.... I also plan on calling Coral Reef to request a diver to hold up a sign! I love the Florist basket idea! Can't wait for more!! =) I just hope I can get my DH to wear the groom hat because he's on the shy side!!

I just told the lady when we made our reservations that it was our honeymoon. She put it in the comments so when our reservations were printed for each restaurant, the part about our honeymoon was flagged for them to see. So no, you don't have to call ahead of time, just make sure that when you call to make your ADR's, just tell them (which it looks like you've already done...so you should be all set!). Now the diver thing is cool!! I have never heard that before but that sounds awesome!!! :)

kmab00
04-25-2007, 12:15 AM
Finally an update!!! :) Sorry about that you guys...this week has been crazy and it's only half way over!!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - Magic Kingdom

Wednesday was Magic Kingdom day.

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We decided to use those "free" fastpasses that we were given on Space Mountain.

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In the meantime, we ran over to Big Thunder Mountain to get a fastpass ... and then we also rode Splash Mountain with our other "free" fastpass!!

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I just love this ride! It's one of my favorites!! :)

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Jason took this picture as we were going down the slide...LOL!!

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After we finished in Frontierland, we headed over to Liberty Square and the Haunted Mansion!

I told Jason that since he was married now, he had to go to the gallows...hehe!!!

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A lovely CM took our picture for me!! She said, "Till DEATH do you part"...LOL!

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I was surprised at first to see that the Fast Pass Que had been taken away from Haunted Mansion. However, from our spot in line, the sign said that it would only take 20 minutes to ride....and it was right!! So I guess that the Fast Pass was technically not "necessary" for HM because the wait time isn't that long anyway!! :)

Cont....

kmab00
04-25-2007, 12:25 AM
...Cont.

:tink: As we were walking down Liberty Square towards Fantasyland, we passed this three man brass band who were walking down the road towards us. As they approached us closer, their tune suddenly changed to, "Here Comes the Bride"!! It was SO CUTE!! :)

Our lunch reservations were for Cinderella's Castle. This was the only lunch reservation that we had for the entire week! The rest were all for supper!! :)

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I love how they do the package now where you first take a picture with Cinderella and then go upstairs to eat!!! It's so nice! The picture that is inlcuded with your meal is nice also!!

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:tink: Our table here too was covered in "Cinderella Confetti"!!!

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This is the 2nd time that I have eaten in Cinderella's Castle. This experience was much better than the first...not that the first was bad.....but this time was FANTASTIC!!!

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Appetizer tray. Not too sure what all was included but it was SUPER!!

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Jason had Major Domo's Favorite Pie. IT WAS SO GOOD!! Highly recommended!!!!

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I had Pork Tenderloin over mashed potatos. ALSO WONDERFUL AND HIGH RECOMMENDED!!!

Jason and I ate half of each other's food!!! :rotfl:

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Snow White

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Belle

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Fairy Godmother

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Jasmine

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Dessert was good as well!! A Blueberry muffin covered in lemon custard icecream. Very yummy!!

This is definitely a place we would both like to eat at again!!

:tink: We also received the Cinderella's Royal Table Toasting Glasses as well as a "Magical Moments" certificate (just like the previous one) signed by Cinderella and all of the Princesses. Very lovely!! :)

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Coming up next...an MK afternoon and a surprise for Jason!! :)

kmab00
04-25-2007, 12:57 AM
:banana: :banana: GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT?? :banana: :banana:

My parent's 30th Anniversary was the week before my wedding so....we didnt' get to "CELEBRATE" much at all!!!

AND a 30th Wedding Anniversary is DEFINITELY something to celebrate!!

SO, I think I pretty much talked my parents into *maybe* coming with Jason and I for a DW trip in DECEMBER!!

The reason I say "maybe" is because Jason is graduating in May and starting a new job in June. He already has a job lined up and everything. I'm not sure if they will give him the first week in December off since he'll only be working for them for about 6 months....so I told him to tell them that he has a trip already planned and paid for and he can't get out of it!! :rotfl: And see what they say. If they say ok, then I will procede with the planning!!!

However, I am STILL EXCITED because that *maybe* means Disney TWICE in one year!! And I've never been that often before!!!!!!! :cloud9: I've also never been at Christmas time and I've ALWAYS wanted to go at Christmas time so I'm double excited about this one!!

And it'll be for my parent's 30th!!! Wooohooo!! I was looking into staying at Pop Centry but also looking at Port Orleans Riverside. My parents are up for either one and I think my mom will really enjoy POR but there is a $600.00 difference between the two. I LOVED POR and don't want to stay anywhere else so I'm gonna work on it and see what I can figure out!!

I LOVE being with my parents and so does Jason so I think this will be a VERY EXCITING trip if it all works out! Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!!! :banana:

luvfigment
04-25-2007, 09:32 AM
Great update!!! I too love Splash Mountain it is just so much fun. You lunch at CRT looks really good. Can't wait to read more about the rest of your day and to see what the surprise for Jason is.

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and her is some pixiedust: for your trip in Dec!!!

Maggimus
04-25-2007, 09:43 AM
Karen I love all of your photos!! You ended up with quite a few magical moments certificates!! I would have scooped off the confetti on every table and stuck it in my pocket! haha- im terrible. I loev the photo Jason took going down the slide at Splash Mountain. I was wondering who took it before I read that. I know I wouldnt be theone taking it-- thats normally the moment that I have my arms wrapped around DH's arms and head stuck so far in his shoulders its not even funny!! Great update!! keep it coming!

tlhbdm
04-25-2007, 10:02 AM
:banana: :banana: GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT?? :banana: :banana:

My parent's 30th Anniversary was the week before my wedding so....we didnt' get to "CELEBRATE" much at all!!!

AND a 30th Wedding Anniversary is DEFINITELY something to celebrate!!

SO, I think I pretty much talked my parents into *maybe* coming with Jason and I for a DW trip in DECEMBER!!

The reason I say "maybe" is because Jason is graduating in May and starting a new job in June. He already has a job lined up and everything. I'm not sure if they will give him the first week in December off since he'll only be working for them for about 6 months....so I told him to tell them that he has a trip already planned and paid for and he can't get out of it!! :rotfl: And see what they say. If they say ok, then I will procede with the planning!!!

However, I am STILL EXCITED because that *maybe* means Disney TWICE in one year!! And I've never been that often before!!!!!!! :cloud9: I've also never been at Christmas time and I've ALWAYS wanted to go at Christmas time so I'm double excited about this one!!

And it'll be for my parent's 30th!!! Wooohooo!! I was looking into staying at Pop Centry but also looking at Port Orleans Riverside. My parents are up for either one and I think my mom will really enjoy POR but there is a $600.00 difference between the two. I LOVED POR and don't want to stay anywhere else so I'm gonna work on it and see what I can figure out!!

I LOVE being with my parents and so does Jason so I think this will be a VERY EXCITING trip if it all works out! Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!!! :banana:


What days in December, that's when I'm going on my honeymoon.

lurkyloo
04-25-2007, 11:23 AM
Jason should definitely tell them he's already scheduled the vacation when he starts. This has worked at every job I've ever had, and my most recent job actually let me "borrow" vacation hours I didn't have in order to take my vacation!

Also - you may know this - the first week in December is Pop Warner Week, which means *lots* of teens and crowded Value Resorts. Might be a good excuse to book POR. ;)

Love the trip report and all the pix! :)

kmab00
04-25-2007, 11:30 AM
Karen I love all of your photos!! You ended up with quite a few magical moments certificates!! I would have scooped off the confetti on every table and stuck it in my pocket! haha- im terrible. I loev the photo Jason took going down the slide at Splash Mountain. I was wondering who took it before I read that. I know I wouldnt be theone taking it-- thats normally the moment that I have my arms wrapped around DH's arms and head stuck so far in his shoulders its not even funny!! Great update!! keep it coming!


:rotfl: I did keep ALL of the confetti!!! :) Scrapbooking purposes, you know! Hehe! :)

I too am the one with my head tucked down hanging on to Jason for dear life!!!! :rotfl:

kmab00
04-25-2007, 11:31 AM
What days in December, that's when I'm going on my honeymoon.

Well we were thinking the first week in December - 1-8th. Is that when you'll be there?

kmab00
04-25-2007, 11:38 AM
Also - you may know this - the first week in December is Pop Warner Week, which means *lots* of teens and crowded Value Resorts. Might be a good excuse to book POR. ;)

Love the trip report and all the pix! :)

Hmm....so does that mean that the parks are super crowded that first week in December?? Because we could always make the trip December 8-15th. The whole point of going during "value" season was for the "lower crowds". Hmm....I dunno now!!!

I actually looked into Wilderness Lodge for our stay...and it's only a little bit more than POR....so that might be a possibility, too!

So...anyway, we'll see what happens!! :)

M&M126
04-25-2007, 11:42 AM
I think the first week in December will still be less crowded than the 2nd. The Value resorts might be full but that doesnt mean all the parks will be. The closer you get to Christmas, the more crowded it gets around here!

tlhbdm
04-25-2007, 11:47 AM
Well we were thinking the first week in December - 1-8th. Is that when you'll be there?

We'll be there the 8th-16th, so we'll just miss each other.

Maggimus
04-25-2007, 12:41 PM
Karen im bias and have always loved the WL-- but in the winter its a MUST DO! Very romantic-- they have the fire decorated and the tree at the WL is GREAT! They put it up a week or so before thanksgiving and its great. PPL were coming from all the resorts to look at the tree.

kmab00
04-25-2007, 01:58 PM
I think the first week in December will still be less crowded than the 2nd. The Value resorts might be full but that doesnt mean all the parks will be. The closer you get to Christmas, the more crowded it gets around here!

I thought the same thing.....because kids should still be in school the first week of December, right? Thanks for the input!!

And thanks Maggimus for the WL christmas info!! Sounds BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

luna99
04-25-2007, 02:32 PM
The "less intenese" part of Mission Space was not very thrilling. ((We did ride the extreme part on another day)). But we didn't have to stand in line for long so it was ok!!

oh man, I did mission space last may (before they put the less thrilling side on there) and my DF and I both thought it was waaaay too intense!! I'll never ride it again.

Great trip report so far.. you are sooooo beautiful! and I love the door hanger you made.... maybe I'll do something like that! haha. :banana:

kmab00
04-25-2007, 03:59 PM
oh man, I did mission space last may (before they put the less thrilling side on there) and my DF and I both thought it was waaaay too intense!! I'll never ride it again.



I agree....I enjoyed it but I don't know if I enjoyed it enough to ride again. I thought it is a neat idea for a ride and it's a cool ride....I just don't like how it made me feel!! :headache:

disneyfav4ever
04-25-2007, 05:52 PM
:rotfl: I did keep ALL of the confetti!!! :) Scrapbooking purposes, you know! Hehe! :)

I too am the one with my head tucked down hanging on to Jason for dear life!!!! :rotfl:I kept all of the confetti I got during my birthday trip. :)

PirateKitty
04-25-2007, 06:44 PM
Lovin' the pics! ;) Glad to see the weather finally improved for you too! Looking forward to more...popcorn::

M&M126
04-26-2007, 07:54 AM
I thought the same thing.....because kids should still be in school the first week of December, right? Thanks for the input!!



Yep the kids should still be in school. And the weather is usually really nice around that time of year. It's so pretty at Christmas. You'll love it! Good luck planning the trip :)

kmab00
04-28-2007, 09:59 AM
Some sad sort of news.... Jason called me at work on Thursday and told me that he talked to his dad who used to work in the plants. His dad told him that you would definitely have to work a whole year before you could take a week off (But that's WITH pay). So I got to thinking well....what if they let you off without taking any vacation time? Wouldn't that make sense?? And if you already had the trip planned before you got the job...then what? So Jason asked me if I wanted to go without him with only my parents. Um...no. Haha! He's going to try to see if they will let him off or work something out with him. I SURE HOPE SO.......please keep your fingers crossed for us!!!!!!!!

I kinda went through this "Disney Depression" this week. I want to go back so bad and I want to be there now!!! I got all of my pictures back this week and so I got to thinking about the wedding and the trip and how it's all OVER! It depressed me. Yeah I'm happy to be married and I love my husband but ..... it's all over! :( But then I got better knowning that I will be going back soon...even if it's not in December....it will be soon! :)

Ok...now for a much needed update....

heatherlynn444
04-28-2007, 10:11 AM
:banana: :banana: GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT?? :banana: :banana:

My parent's 30th Anniversary was the week before my wedding so....we didnt' get to "CELEBRATE" much at all!!!

AND a 30th Wedding Anniversary is DEFINITELY something to celebrate!!

SO, I think I pretty much talked my parents into *maybe* coming with Jason and I for a DW trip in DECEMBER!!

The reason I say "maybe" is because Jason is graduating in May and starting a new job in June. He already has a job lined up and everything. I'm not sure if they will give him the first week in December off since he'll only be working for them for about 6 months....so I told him to tell them that he has a trip already planned and paid for and he can't get out of it!! :rotfl: And see what they say. If they say ok, then I will procede with the planning!!!

However, I am STILL EXCITED because that *maybe* means Disney TWICE in one year!! And I've never been that often before!!!!!!! :cloud9: I've also never been at Christmas time and I've ALWAYS wanted to go at Christmas time so I'm double excited about this one!!

And it'll be for my parent's 30th!!! Wooohooo!! I was looking into staying at Pop Centry but also looking at Port Orleans Riverside. My parents are up for either one and I think my mom will really enjoy POR but there is a $600.00 difference between the two. I LOVED POR and don't want to stay anywhere else so I'm gonna work on it and see what I can figure out!!

I LOVE being with my parents and so does Jason so I think this will be a VERY EXCITING trip if it all works out! Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!!! :banana:

thats so exciting! we will be there in december, and I too was estatic about going back twice in one year! my parents leave for disney tomorrow to celebrate their 30th anniversary. how weird! so they are staying at AKL and we are staying there in dec. (without them) i hope it works out for you! since i also started a new job i am "saving up" my vacation days! :banana:

kmab00
04-28-2007, 10:21 AM
thats so exciting! we will be there in december, and I too was estatic about going back twice in one year! my parents leave for disney tomorrow to celebrate their 30th anniversary. how weird! so they are staying at AKL and we are staying there in dec. (without them) i hope it works out for you! since i also started a new job i am "saving up" my vacation days! :banana:


How funny!!! :)

And your job didn't have a problem with you taking off that time? I so hope it all works out with his job.....

kmab00
04-28-2007, 10:32 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

After we finished our lunch in Cinderella's castle, we took a stroll down Main Street. Now this is like at 2:00 in the afternoon. We ended up behind this man who was walking with a dream team member. What caught my ear was when he said, "I've been praying about this!!" The Cast Member told him that she was so glad that he had known about it all....she said that even with all of the advertising, people still don't know anything about it. This whole time, I was thinking....this man and his family just won the Cinderella's Castle stay!! I never heard them say that officially, though! But I was thinking it! When I told Jason what I thought, he said, "But I thought that prize was always given away by 10 in the morning!" Apparently not!! :)

We lost them around Adventureland...so we could go find a spot to stand for the parade. We ended up in Frontierland where it was less crowded. Jason again did not want to see the "Dream Along With Mickey" parade but I made him anyway! :laughing: I told him that once again, this is a parade done DISNEY style!!

Before the parade actually started, the announcer guy came over the speakers and introduced the first two cars that were "heading off" the parade. The first car was the people who won the Cinderella's Castle stay which were.....yep.....the people I was walking behind with that Dream Team member. Kinda neat....but kinda sad that it wasn't us who were picked. But that's ok! There's always next time!!!

Anyway, the parade started kind of late, but it was a fun parade!!! :)

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I just love how colorful everything is!!!

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In front of this float were pirates. When they saw the hats that we were wearing (bride and groom ears), they started yelling at each other...."LOOK THEY LOST A BET!!!" It was so funny!!!

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:tink: When Friar Tuck saw us, he pointed at his heart and then made a beating heart motion with his hands! It was very cute!!!!

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Even the princesses spotted us, pointed at us, and waved!! :)

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After the parade, we stuck around for a little bit longer, watched the Hall of Presidents, etc. Then we headed back to our resort for a "Surprise"!! :)

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kmab00
04-28-2007, 10:43 AM
Cont...

I didn't tell Jason what the surprise was because I wanted him to be...well....surprised! :laughing:

A horse and carriage ride!! :)

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Our driver was really really cool. I asked him to take a picture of us...then he said, well you HAVE to have one of you guys looking out the back of the carraige, too!! :)

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The horses name was Travis and him and the driver had been working together for 12 years. He said that Travis had been around at Disney longer than him, though....Travis had been doing carraige rides for a little over 15 years now!! :eek:

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I just fell in love with the grounds at our resort!! The trip takes you through Riverside, then through French Quarter, then back to Riverside. It was so peaceful and beautiful!! And Jason WAS surprised!! :)

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Cute thing....as we were going past this one building, about 4 girls who looked to be 16 or 17 years old passed by. At first, we couldn't see them because of the canopy, but we heard their "Awwws..". Then when they saw Jason and I inside of the carriage ride with our ears on....the "AWWWWWS" got much much louder........it was HILARIOUS!! :rotfl:

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Because we had missed Illuminations on Sunday night, we had to squeeze it into another night. Soo....after the carriage ride, we made our way over to Epcot! :)

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For some reason, I kept thinking that it was Thursday instead of Wednesday. IF it were Thursday night, there would have been a double showing of Illuminations ... 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Well, I figured we would eat, then maybe see an attraction, then go see Illuminations at 11:30.

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:tink: We decided to eat at Sunshine Seasons. As we were in line to get our sandwhiches, the chef came over and started to talk to us! He was so excited that we had just gotten married!! After talking with us for about five minutes, he told us to hold on. That's when he came back and handed us two cookies and told us to tell the girl who checked us out that the cookies were compliments of Pablo!! How awesome is that?!?!

We ended up getting Turkey sandwhiches. I had some kind of Butterfinger brownie for dessert and Jason had Butterfinger cheesecake.

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Yum yum!! :)

As we started to eat, I noticed that this chick was cleaning up the lobby and putting up the chairs inside of the land. That's when I panicked and realized that it was really Wednesday and not Thursday. It was only 8:30 p.m., but I still panicked anyway because I knew that we would not have a good spot for viewing Illuminations!!!!! :scared1:

We ate FAST and then HURRIED over to the lake....where we found a DECENT spot to see the show. I'm just glad we didn't miss it...again!

Coming up....Epcot....and WHOOPS what day is it AGAIN????

heatherlynn444
04-28-2007, 11:32 AM
How funny!!! :)

And your job didn't have a problem with you taking off that time? I so hope it all works out with his job.....

no b/c we get vacation time like...every pay period we get 4.82 hours of vacation, so i will have enough "saved up" by then to take off.

heatherlynn444
04-28-2007, 11:36 AM
don't you love the MK parade? "come and share the exciting adventure...." hehe we must have sang that song ALL THE TIME for the rest of our trip. I love it!

so glad he enjoyed the carraige ride!

KellyJo18
04-28-2007, 03:13 PM
I just wanted to say that I am loving your trip report! It is getting me so excited to get to Disney for our wedding. We are also staying at POR and before your trip report I really hadn't considered the carriage ride but now I'm going to have to look into it. The picture of you both looking out the back is adorable! :) Thanks for sharing!! :goodvibes

kmab00
04-28-2007, 10:35 PM
don't you love the MK parade? "come and share the exciting adventure...." hehe we must have sang that song ALL THE TIME for the rest of our trip. I love it!

so glad he enjoyed the carraige ride!


:laughing: Thanks now it's stuck in my head....... :laughing:

Every time I think of that song, I see Wendy in my head singing along on her float with the song......she looked spaced out on drugs or something....she was just a little tiny bit scary to me. I got her on video and everyone that I show it to agrees with me. :rotfl:

kmab00
04-28-2007, 10:36 PM
I just wanted to say that I am loving your trip report! It is getting me so excited to get to Disney for our wedding. We are also staying at POR and before your trip report I really hadn't considered the carriage ride but now I'm going to have to look into it. The picture of you both looking out the back is adorable! :) Thanks for sharing!! :goodvibes


Thank you!! I KNOW you will love POR!!! The carriage ride is nice because it's something different, you know? :) It's only $35.00 for a 25 minute ride. Not too bad if I do say so myself!!

shaylih
04-29-2007, 06:35 PM
Thank you!! I KNOW you will love POR!!! The carriage ride is nice because it's something different, you know? :) It's only $35.00 for a 25 minute ride. Not too bad if I do say so myself!!

Is it $35 per person or in all? I'll be staying at POR for part of my honeymoon/wedding and would love to do that. I'm enjoying reading your trip report so much. You're just glowing in all the pictures. It's getting me super excited to be going to disneyworld in a week and a half for my planning session. All of your photos are so great!

kmab00
04-29-2007, 10:37 PM
Is it $35 per person or in all? I'll be staying at POR for part of my honeymoon/wedding and would love to do that. I'm enjoying reading your trip report so much. You're just glowing in all the pictures. It's getting me super excited to be going to disneyworld in a week and a half for my planning session. All of your photos are so great!

Oooh I hope all goes well with your planning session!!! The $35 for the Carriage ride is for as many people as can fit in the carraige (4 I believe). It's not $35 per person.

Thank you!!! :)

Hillary12.8.07
05-01-2007, 10:11 AM
I just want to say I am loving this thread. I'm still a newbie but I'm already addicted and spend hours on here everyday reading trip reports and tips. But I love reading the honeymoon ones since we are planning our disneymoon for December at POFQ. SO excited. And I'd read about the carriage rides at POR but didn't know if I'd want to do it or not, but after seeing your pictures I KNOW I want to do it, it just looks so romantic!!!

kmab00
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2007 - "Relaxation Day" - Downtown Disney

Thurdsay morning, we actually got to sleep in! :rotfl: That doesn't happen very often at Disney as I'm sure you know!! Today was our "Relaxation Day". On my agenda (or so I thought) was Downtown Disney, Victoria and Albert's for supper, then watch the Electric Light Parade on the Grand Floridian beach. I was hoping one of the hammocks would be vacant!! :)

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We had a SUPER GREAT time in DTD!! We bought WAY too much stuff, that's for sure!!! :rotfl:

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I spent HOURS in the Christmas store. The Christmas shop and World of Disney are my FAVORITES!!!!!

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After a long day of shopping, we decided to top off our good time with a stop by the Ghiradelli Soda Shop. I told Jason when we first booked our Honeymoon that I HAD to go to Ghiradelli and get some ice cream!! It's a tradition for my mom and I every time we go!!

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I LOVE the tables inside! Ghiradelli is my most favorite type of chocolate!!

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We decided on a hot fudge sundae. We were going to get a cookie sundae, but they were out of cookies. :confused3

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Heheheee...

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I DID let Jason have some, too! :laughing:

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I was kinda stuffed after eating all that sugar! :rotfl:

We had decided not to eat "lunch" because we were eating a "big" supper that night at V&A's and we didn't want to be too stuffed for supper...so we figured Ice Cream would do just fine!!

Cont.....

kmab00
05-02-2007, 03:20 PM
Cont....

After we finished eating, we headed back to the bus stop for our resort so we could change for V&A's.

Our Mousekeeper left us another little surprise!!

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We felt like royalty! :rotfl:

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Our V&A's getup...

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We took the bus from our resort to the Magic Kingdom. I felt really silly being all dressed up on the bus!! (This is a picture of us on the bus...)

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After we got to the Magic Kingdom, we hopped the Monorail over to the Grand Floridian!

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I just love the lobby inside! It's so beautiful!

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There was no one playing the Grand Piano this time. Instead, they had the band by the restaurant doing their thing!

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As we arrived to the resturant, we were directed to the check in counter. (We just so happened to be 15 minutes early!!)

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I told them our names........

and all I got from them were blank stares. :scared1:

"I'm sorry, we don't have you down for dinner at 6:15 p.m."

Today is what day?!

THURSDAY???? :eek: Our reservations are for FRIDAY!!!!!! :scared1:

Can we say EMBARRASED?!?!? I asked the very very nice lady out in the lobby look up what reservation we had for THURSDAY night and she told me that it was for Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom for 7:30 p.m.

I looked at my watch. It was 6:15 p.m. by this time. I knew what we would have to do to get to MK by 7:30 p.m.

Re-Trace our steps.................

Take the Monorail back to the Magic Kingdom, hop a bus back to our resort, RUN LIKE THE WIND to our rooms, change as fast as possible, RUN LIKE THE WIND back to the bus stop, and hop another bus back to the Magic Kingdom.

Is it possible to accomplish all of this in 1 hour and 15 minutes??? I don't know....we'll just have to find out!!

Coming up next....our quest for the Magic Kindgom and Liberty Tree Tavern!!

lpizzuro123
05-02-2007, 03:23 PM
You made me laugh at the end of a very long day at work. :rotfl: I am sure you made it. Although, you could have gone to LTT in your gown and suit.

Linda

kmab00
05-02-2007, 03:27 PM
You made me laugh at the end of a very long day at work. :rotfl: I am sure you made it. Although, you could have gone to LTT in your gown and suit.

Linda


:rotfl:

That's what Jason suggested, too....however, I heard that they don't allow people into the parks dressed up in "evening attire". :confused3 I dunno................it sure would have made the whole thing easier, though and MUCH LESS STRESSFUL!! We should have tried it anyway.....:rotfl:

The Liberty Tree Tavern is the MAIN place I was looking forward to eating at for the whole week!!!! I haven't eaten there since I was a little kid, so I definitely wanted to go back and was EXTREMELY excited about going back!!!!

PirateKitty
05-02-2007, 05:02 PM
popcorn:: I'm so enjoying this... Can't wait to hear if you made it to LTT! :rotfl:

princessdisneybelle
05-02-2007, 05:06 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl: Oh my this is something I would do! Can't wait to hear what happens.

Glorydaz
05-02-2007, 06:14 PM
:lmao: oh my gosh!! I can see me and mine doing the same thing!! can't wait to hear what happened next!!!

Michelle:cloud9:

angel*lady
05-02-2007, 07:34 PM
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: Oh my gosh!! That is something I would do!!! Once I get a day wrong - I'm messed up for the rest of the week!!!! Great TR! :thumbsup2

Tiggerific04
05-02-2007, 09:32 PM
:rotfl: That's something I'm always so paranoid about! I print out a list of all of our ADRs and check it obsessively the entire time we're there, but I know one of these days we're still going to show up at the wrong restaurant.

kmab00
05-02-2007, 10:29 PM
The sad thing about it all is...

I HAD A LIST, TOO!!! A very detailed and precise list....and actually, I carried a 3 ring binder with our agenda, restaurant menus, ADR confirmation numbers, etc. with us the entire week - except I left it in our hotel room when we left for V&A's so I didn't have it with us that night!!!

I am a VERY organized person....I think I just let the days get away with me! Isn't that silly?? :confused3 I actually thought it was Friday instead of Thursday!!

And I had just been thinking the day before about people missing their ADR's. I was talking with a lady from our Resort who had missed their Princess Lunch ADR's in Epcot and I thought..."Gosh I would HATE to miss an ADR like that!"

And then look at what I did.... :rotfl:

Oh well...nothing like a little excitement to spice up your Disney trip! :rotfl2:

Jenna319
05-02-2007, 11:41 PM
I am loving your trip report! Our disneymoon is in October and I am definitely thinking about the carriage ride now! Is that something you booked in advance??

M&M126
05-03-2007, 08:36 AM
Wow this is too funny. I cant wait to hear what happens! I hope you made it to LTT!

kmab00
05-03-2007, 09:37 AM
I am loving your trip report! Our disneymoon is in October and I am definitely thinking about the carriage ride now! Is that something you booked in advance??

Yeah you probably would need to make it in advance. I remember seeing his list was pretty full of names of people who had pre-booked the ride.

The number to call is 1-407-WDW-PLAY. They'll help you out there a lot!! :)

kmab00
05-03-2007, 04:00 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2007 - Continued

The Quest for Liberty Tree Tavern...

Ok so like I said before, I knew what we had to do!!

Take the Monorail from the Grand Floridian back to the Magic Kingdom, hop a bus back to our resort, RUN LIKE THE WIND to our rooms, change as fast as possible, RUN LIKE THE WIND back to the bus stop, and hop another bus back to the Magic Kingdom - all this in 1 hour and 15 minutes!!!

So by the time we made it to the bus station at Magic Kingdom, we didn't have to wait too too long in line. I remember constantly asking Jason, "WHAT TIME IS IT?" :laughing: I was so mad at myself and nervous thinking we wouldn't make it back in time to our ADR's!!!

When we arrived at the Resort, Jason and I RAN off the bus (in our formal wear) and RAN back to our room to change ... what a sight!! :rotfl2: THANK GOODNESS that our room wasn't too far from the bus stop! We would have been in serious trouble if it were!!!

As we returned to the bus stop, a little family was sitting on the benches waiting on the EPCOT bus. They looked at us and said, "Weren't you the ones who just got off that bus all dressed up?" :rotfl: When we said yes, they said, "Well my goodness y'all changed fast!!" :rotfl2:

We told them the story of what happened and they said that quite a few MK busses had been back and forth through the bus stop since they had been waiting so it shouldn't be long before we saw a bus. They were right!! In no time, an MK bus was pulling up to our stop!!

We arrived at Magic Kingdom at SEVEN TWENTY!!! And as we hurried (ran) almost ... lol to the Liberty Tree Tavern, we made it with FIVE MINUTES TO SPARE!!!! :dance3:

THANK GOD!! I felt like I could finally breathe again...hehe!

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:tink: Here once again, they had a special table ready for us complete with Mickey Mouse Confetti shaped into a heart!!

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Jason and I loved the atmosphere and the food here! They started you off with a few rolls and a salad. This is definitely a place I would eat at again!!

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Our food included Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Dressing, and Gravy.......so good!!!

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We had apple pie for dessert. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture!

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The characters were very cool, too!!

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It had been nice all week....at each restaurant, the people sitting at the table next to us would offer to take our picture together with the characters!

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Dale came by twice.....we didnt' realize it until after he signed the autograph book twice!! I guess the people inside the costumes changed and he started his rounds again.

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Out of all the characters that we saw, Goofy was the funniest!! :)

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Cont.....

kmab00
05-03-2007, 04:01 PM
....Cont.

We finished eating and decided to tour Toon Town. I figured it would be less crowded since it was later on in the night! I was right!!

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Minnie's house was cute!!

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I wish this one wouldn't have come out so blurry!

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We also made a round through Mickey's House

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...and the Judge's Tent to see Mickey

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((Those pics are on my photo pass CD that I don't have yet!))

It didn't take long at ALL to see Mickey. I was wondering why the line was moving so fast and that's when I realized that there is more than one room in the back.....smart Disney...:laughing:

After we finished in Toon Town, we headed to Fantasyland. By this time it was 10 p.m. and the lines REALLY weren't long AT ALL!

We walked right on to Small World...

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We also got to see Pooh's Playful Spot, Peter Pan, Snow White, Mickey's Philharmagic, and Small World ... and that was all within one hour! :)

We also watched the fireworks again ... except we were inside of the que line for Peter Pan so we still didn't get the "right" viewing spot but I wasn't worried...I knew that would come later.

Then we called it a night! The combination of everything that day absolutely exhausted us both!!

Next: Friday - Epcot and V&A's (the right day)...LOL!

Maggimus
05-03-2007, 04:56 PM
Karen, Ive been out of the loop this past week but am joining back in!! I must say this has been a very entertaining TR. Im glad you made it to LTT in time-- and the food in that photo looked so delicious!! It literally made my not hungry stomach feel very hungry. And apple pie- yum!! You guys look so good in your photos!!

Haha- I like how Jason seems so happy in the 'its a small world' photo-- where as my DH would be putting the fake gun to his head (we kinda have to skip that one every couple trips-- hes not so fond of it). I must admit-- its just not disney without 'its a small world' though!!

I cant wait to hear about your actual experience at V&A's the next day. Cant wait for more :):woohoo:

PirateKitty
05-03-2007, 08:38 PM
:woohoo: You guys made it to LTT! I can just imagine you two running in your dressy clothes :laughing: ...good thing you made it on time. :)

Glorydaz
05-04-2007, 06:03 AM
:lmao: you two did so good with all that running, you should consider that Marathon Disney has! :lmao: :lmao:

sounds AND looks like you had an absolute blast - so glad you made LTT , we loved the character interaction there!

Michelle:cloud9:

M&M126
05-04-2007, 06:48 AM
I'm so glad you two made it to LTT!! I cant believe how fast you did. I'm impressed! This TR is awesome. I love all the pictures!! I cant wait for the rest :)

kmab00
05-04-2007, 08:29 AM
:lmao: you two did so good with all that running, you should consider that Marathon Disney has! :lmao:


:rotfl2:

That's hilarious! Me run a Marathon? I do NOT think so!!!! :lmao:

Thanks for the laugh! I so needed that!!

kmab00
05-04-2007, 08:40 AM
I know this is WAAAAAAAAAY OT, however, I just have to share!!

Ok so for my wedding, I had a total of 23 days off of work....HEAVEN...:cloud9:

Just the thought of having those 23 days off is what kept me going each day at work.....knowing I was about to go to Disney, etc. Now I work with Cancer patients and I work on a hospital floor. When I was hired on, our floor was MOSTLY Cancer patients and I LOVED IT! I LOVED my job........now, it's become more of a "medical oncology" floor so we see just about EVERYTHING. Our unit is an 18 bed unit and on an average basis, we usually only have about 2 or 3 cancer patients.

EVERY DAY is incredibly stressful. I've been an RN since May of 05...right about two years. And last March (04), they started making me Charge Nurse (which I HATE!!!!)!!!! I'd rather just have my patients and take care of them like I learned how to do in school....all the rest, leave me ALONE!! I HATE the 12 hour shifts, I HATE working every other weekend.....it's just not very "family" oriented, you know??

So anyway, after Disney was over, the first thought in my mind of course was, omg I have to go back to that dreadful place!!! The thought of even going back had me SICK to my stomach. I felt like I was about to have a panic attack....My heart was beating fast, I was nauseated and felt like I was going to ... well ... for lack of a better word ... throw up.

I didn't even feel like I wanted to be a nurse anymore. Like I had missed my calling or something.

But that's when I got to thinking. Maybe THIS place isn't where I'm supposed to be. Nursing is so diverse and you can basically work anywhere. Sooo...I went to my boss. I sat down in her office and told her how I felt. She totally understood...she was so nice! I told her that I loved working for this hospital and I don't want to leave the hospital, I just want to find my "niche".

So she suggested that I apply for a Radiation Oncology job which is still in the hospital, and is still with cancer patients, just in a different setting. The job is Part Time instead of full time. It's Monday-Thursday 7-12. :woohoo: :laughing:

Jason did get a job but he won't start until June 4 so I will have to work full time until then but that's only a few weeks away!

THE BEST PART IS THAT I GOT CALLED FOR AN INTERVIEW!!! Tuesday at 10 a.m.!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: You don't know how badly I want this job to work out! I know that if it's "meant to be" then it will happen....we'll just have to see!!!!!!

Just keep me in your thoughts and prayers! You guys are awesome!! :banana:

hisprincess
05-04-2007, 08:50 AM
Aw, I'm glad that your job situation worked out the way it did! :banana: I also want to say that I have a lot of respect for you being a nurse and you should be proud of what you do every single day. I'm a student nurse right now (graduating Dec. 14) so I may be biased, but even if you didn't like your previous position, just know that your still an amazing person for picking nursing to be your professsion!:goodvibes

Well, I just wanted to tell you that from one 'almost' nurse to another, I hope you have found your niche and good luck!!:dance3:

kmab00
05-04-2007, 11:11 AM
Aw, I'm glad that your job situation worked out the way it did! :banana: I also want to say that I have a lot of respect for you being a nurse and you should be proud of what you do every single day. I'm a student nurse right now (graduating Dec. 14) so I may be biased, but even if you didn't like your previous position, just know that your still an amazing person for picking nursing to be your professsion!:goodvibes

Well, I just wanted to tell you that from one 'almost' nurse to another, I hope you have found your niche and good luck!!:dance3:


Aww that's exciting! I remember graduation and that feeling of such accomplishment....like HA I DID IT!! :cheer2:

Good luck with the rest of your school!! Do you know what area you are interested in?

pat9283
05-04-2007, 11:29 AM
Just thought I would chip in with the nursing thing. I'm about to start a course in childrens nursing (in sept) and I can't wait! I would really love to work with the special care babies! I think nursing is a hard proffession to be in and in my country at the moment they are very underpaid! It takes a certain type of person to be commited to something like this and I hope I am one of those people (I think I am anyway, LoL) I hope you are happier in your new job because there is nothing worse than going to work when you hate it (thats me in my job right now, but I get to quit in september and I can't wait!) :cool1:

Ps. I'm addicted to your trip report! :rotfl:

hisprincess
05-04-2007, 03:14 PM
I have to say, I'm addicted too, and you look so happy in all your pictures! I am hoping to go into OB or a NICU unit. I just love the babies and the families. I feel lucky to know what I want to do, but unfortunatly, it doesn't seem like there are a lot of openings in these areas. Oh well, it'll all work itself out!:)


Cant wait for more TR!:thumbsup2

pat9283
05-04-2007, 03:22 PM
[QUOTE=hisprincess;18501220]I have to say, I'm addicted too, and you look so happy in all your pictures! I am hoping to go into OB or a NICU unit. I just love the babies and the families. I feel lucky to know what I want to do, but unfortunatly, it doesn't seem like there are a lot of openings in these areas. Oh well, it'll all work itself out!:)


The oppisite is true in this country, These areas are very understaffed and some hospitals are saying that babies lives are being put at risk because there is'nt enough nurses to look after them. However, the goverment fund our hospitals and there is'nt enough money available to hire them. It's a no win situation! I want to work with the babies too but if the situation does'nt improve there wont be any jobs available whether they are needed or not!

I have three years yet so I hope things improve

kmab00
05-05-2007, 05:17 AM
Gotta work this weekend....I'll probably update again on Monday! :)

heatherlynn444
05-05-2007, 09:29 AM
ok i just fiished "updating"

One of my BIGGEST fears is showing up at a restaurant on teh wrong day. I double and triple check and bring all my conformation numbers with me etc. etc. I'm so glad you made it to LTT!

P.S. what hospital are you working at?

kmab00
05-05-2007, 10:16 PM
P.S. what hospital are you working at?

I work for the Christus Corporation at Christus St. Patrick's Hospital! :shamrock:

Oh and trust me, I have SO learned my lesson about double checking iteneraries!!!! :rotfl:

kmab00
05-08-2007, 03:11 PM
Friday, April 13, 2007 (Friday the 13th!!) Dun..dun..dun!! :laughing:

Friday was EPCOT day!!

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We actually woke up EARLY this day and got to the park BEFORE it opened!!! First time ever! :rotfl: When the gates did open, we headed (along with the millions of other people) to the Land for Soarin! When we arrived, wait time was only 20 minutes so we opted to wait and not do the fastpass. Soarin was AMAZING!!! I loved it so much! However, I did not want to wait 90 minutes in line like it usually is!!!

Anyway, after Soarin, we got Fastpasses for Mission Space and then rode Test Track. The TT line was longer than the sign suggested (10 minutes). But that was ok because by the time we were off the ride, our fast pass time for Mission Space had arrived!!

The first night we were in the parks, we rode Mission Space but we opted for the "chicken version". Jason really really wanted to ride the "EXTREME" side so I gave in....had my barf bag ready and all!

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It was fun but I don't think I'd ride it again. I didn't need the barf bag, but I did feel a little queasy afterwards. I'm glad I did the Extreme side, though!!! I wanted to see what it was like! :)

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Jason in line....he's excited, can't you tell?

After all of the "major" rides were finished, we did Universe of Energy and then we ate lunch. It was still early in the day and we knew that we had Victoria and Albert's that night, so we wanted to eat early so we'd be hungry by night time!! :)

We ate at the Electric Umbrella again...except this time, I got a grilled cicken sandwhich with apple slices!

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I asked a nice couple to take our picture again!

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Since we were there for the Flower and Garden Festival, I had to take a few pictures!!

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I was kinda upset at myself when I realized that we'd have a lot less time to spend in EPCOT on Friday since we had to leave early to go back to the hotel to take a shower and get ready for V&A. It was a HOTT day so showers were definintely necessary. The original plan was to spend the day of V&A relaxing so we could make the most of our time.....but oh well!!

Cont...

kmab00
05-08-2007, 03:12 PM
...Cont...

Anyway, after we finished in Future World, we headed to World Showcase.

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Jason had never really gotten to "explore" this part of EPCOT...so we did as much as we could in the time we had left!

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Mexico

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:tink: As we got to the front of the ride for Mexico, the lady said, "Are you two newlyweds?" When we said yes, she asked us if we wanted our own boat! She was so nice!!

So this is a picture of us in our own private boat! :rotfl:

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I haven't seen this ride since they added Donald to it! It's different but cute!

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What's up with Japan? Anyone know??

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The big tower looks under construction!!

After we got out of Mexico, we had a few minutes before the Liberty Singers, but we headed over that way anyway!

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:tink: As we approached the American Adventure, this man (who worked the attraction) asked us if we had just gotten married. We told him yes and then he asked if we had received a phone call that day? All week, we had been asked that question (we got to hear the message at least 5 times!) however, we weren't going to turn down anyone's pixie dust!! So of course we said no!

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When the message was over, we thought that was it but we were wrong!!!

:tink: The same man came over and gave us another Magical Moments Certificate!! (He wrote it himself!!)

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Then, he walked us over to the restaurant next door, walked inside, and said (very loudly) to the restaurant eaters, "Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Jason and Karen are on their Honeymoon and they are sharing it with us here at Walt Disney World!" Everyone cheered, and he gave us two Mickey Mouse rice crispy treats..........then he said, "Let's give them three cheers!"

It was very very cute!

As we got inside of the Lobby of the American Adventure, he made us sit right on the edge of the circle in the middle of the floor. We were one of the first to arrive.

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Jason and I with our "treats"!! :banana:

The liberty singers came out and they were AMAZING as always!!

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:tink: The lady all the way to the left (in orange...coral...whatever) was the "ringleader". After they sang two songs, she said, "Here at Disney, we like to celebrate with those who are celebrating special occasions! Today, we have a couple - The Seal Family from Lake Charles, LA - who are visiting us on their Honeymoon and we'd like to dedicate this song to them."

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The sang "When You Wish Upon A Star" and it was AWESOME!! The "ringleader" gave Jason a hard time because he didn't have his arm around me!! Hehe!

After we got out of the show, we decided to use a few snack credits on Ice Cream! :)

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AND by the end of the week, Jason had a better eye for spotting the Dream Team than I did!!!!!

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We sat on that bench in an effort to "be seen"...however, it surely didn't happen. :sad2:

By that time, it was getting later in the day and we had to depart for our Resort to get ready for the big night!!!

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We had a wonderful day, though, and couldn't wait for what the night was to hold!!!

Up next: V&A!!

hisprincess
05-08-2007, 03:53 PM
Yay more trippie!!

A note about test track, DF (DBF at the time) and I both decided that it wasn't much different from the non main roads here in Michigan :rotfl2:. So if anybody hasn't ridden it and has been to Michigan, you already know what its like!

MickeyAnne
05-08-2007, 04:04 PM
I get more and more jealous/anxious for my honeymoon each time I read an entry! This is a wonderful TR. Can I ask though, what is the "phone call" thing all about?

kmab00
05-08-2007, 04:44 PM
Can I ask though, what is the "phone call" thing all about?

It's a pre-recording of Mickey and Minnie wishing you a happy marriage! It's SO CUTE!!!! :banana:

buf68
05-08-2007, 05:45 PM
we have a very similiar certificate from our honeymoon! I think we may have had the same guy b/c he did that very thing to us (he found us eating though) and then took us to have our pick of the seats in the american adventure show :) He was a nice guy!

heatherlynn444
05-08-2007, 06:02 PM
how cool that you got those certificates and such! veyr lucky!:cool1:

kmab00
05-08-2007, 06:25 PM
we have a very similiar certificate from our honeymoon! I think we may have had the same guy b/c he did that very thing to us (he found us eating though) and then took us to have our pick of the seats in the american adventure show :) He was a nice guy!

:banana: It probably was the same guy!! He had white hair! :) He was super nice!!!! That's cool that you guys got the same thing!!!

Mary626
05-08-2007, 09:58 PM
Really enjoying your trip report! Love hearing about all the pixie dust you guys received!! I felt so bad about you getting the day wrong for V&A - that is so something I might do!! Glad everything worked out though :) Looking forward to reading more!

Glorydaz
05-09-2007, 11:30 AM
you have no idea how refreshing it is to read your TR! I so understand the whole work dilemma! I'm just past 49 :lmao: and I STILL have no idea what I want to do !! I'm sure it'll work out eventually ...and all I can do is sit here and wish my wedding day and Disneymoon would hurry up and happen!! but I also know, it'll be done before I turn around :sad2:

anyway, I'm LOVING the report and photos - you guys look so very happy!
keep it coming!

Michelle :cloud9:

kmab00
05-09-2007, 05:20 PM
Friday, April 13, 2007 - Victoria and Albert's

We left Epcot and returned to our Resort to get ready for V&A's. From the resort, we got on the bus (again feeling silly for being so dressed up!), rode to the Magic Kingdom, then got on the Monorail for The Grand Floridian. The Monorail that we rode took us through Contemporary, by the Polynesian, and then to Grand Floridian.

Scenes from the Monorail:

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The Poly

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The Wedding Pavilion

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The beach at GF

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The Grand Floridian

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This night, there was a man playing the grand piano!

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The lobby inside the resort

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Victoria and Albert's

We each received our own personalized menus!!

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At first, I didn't think that they allowed flash photography inside the restaurant. (Otherwise, I would have taken a picture of all the food!!!) During desert, Jason noticed a flash go off around the corner....so I asked our waitress to take our picture!!

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Jason's dessert - with a 24 K gold flake on top! :rotfl:

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My dessert - some kind of caramelized banana thingy :laughing:

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This floral piece was in the center of the restaurant, so our waitress took our picture again.

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Me and my hubby!! :cloud9:

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:rotfl: See, us country folk aren't used to these upscale high fancy restaurants....and we knew how much the dinner was per person but we both had to laugh when we saw our ticket.

The ENTIRE meal, Jason kept asking if we could leave to go back and eat with Minnie Mouse again at Liberty Tree. :rotfl: We both felt a little out of place. We couldn't read A THING on the menu except a word here or there....and Jason kept saying how out of place he felt. I just KNOW that the waiters/waitresses were laughing at us....I would have been laughing too!! I didn't know what to eat on my plate and what not to eat!!!! :rotfl:

We did have a good time, however....and at the end of the meal, I received a red rose and we also were given a loaf of orange something or another bread. ((It was super delicious!!))

Let's see if I can remember what all we had....I know Jason had Elk, I had Buffalo, we also had shrimp, chicken, and Duck......and other than that, I can't remember. :rotfl:

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As we left the restaurant, the band was playing in the hallway.

After we were finished, we went to the beach and we layed on the hammock and watched the Electric Water Parade (which neither of us had seen before). It was cute!! :)

And that was the end of our night!! :banana: We had a great day!!

Up next: MGM (sniffles...our last day at Disney!)

kmab00
05-11-2007, 10:39 AM
Here's a few pictures from our Photo Pass CD!! :)

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Stitch took Jason's hat and put it on his own head!! :rotfl:

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He grabbed me and pushed Jason away!!

In Animal Kingdom:

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In EPCOT:

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Everyone looks so thrilled!! Haha!

In MGM:

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kmab00
05-11-2007, 10:40 AM
...Cont. from above...

In Magic Kingdom:

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:rotfl: This picture makes me laugh!!!

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Overall, I was very impressed with the Photo Passers and the CD! We practially took pictures with every photographer that we saw!!! *Most* of the pictures came out nice....of course you always have a few that are blurry or whatever. We were able to take 146 pictures in the parks...then I edited them and all together, we had 320 pictures!! :laughing:

I will definitely do Photo Pass again!! :)

Maggimus
05-11-2007, 10:42 AM
Those are so good Karen....

M&M126
05-11-2007, 11:30 AM
Those pics are awesome! You and your DH are adorable :)

kmab00
05-11-2007, 12:01 PM
Thanks Maggimus and M&M!! :)

princessdisneybelle
05-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Your great pics have convinced me to do this! I love the one of your DH putting your flip flop on.

CastleLight
05-11-2007, 12:47 PM
I just read your entire thread during my lunch - and I am now sitting at my desk all teary! It was wonderful. I'm counting down to our July disneymoon. I just love your photopass photos. You look so happy! Thanks for sharing!

tlhbdm
05-11-2007, 01:09 PM
I love all your pictures especially the photopass ones. I told DF that when we go in December we are getting a picture with every photographer we can and getting the photopass CD! Love your TR!

Mary626
05-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Wow, I had no idea how much dinner at V&A's was! :eek: :eek: Looked like fun though! Loved the photos!! My favorite was Stitch with the groom hat on hugging you - that was great!!

PirateKitty
05-11-2007, 05:31 PM
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Is that girl sitting next to your hubby sleeping??? :rotfl: Your photos are great! I've been debating whether or not to use photopass on our upcoming trip. Thank you so much for posting these! I'm definitely going to spend the money. :thumbsup2

Maggimus
05-11-2007, 05:46 PM
Before anyone goes and buys the photopass CD-- please PM me. I have a tip that can save you a little bit of money.

kmab00
05-11-2007, 06:11 PM
Is that girl sitting next to your hubby sleeping??? :rotfl:

HAHA!! :rotfl: She might have been!! I know that Jason said that during the "fast track" part, he kept getting whiplash from her hair!!

I remember that the camera used to be out on that track - the part when you go really fast.............because one time for the picture, you couldn't see my dad because he was COVERED with long blonde hair that belonged to the girl sitting next to him!!!!!

Sparkles9306
05-11-2007, 09:12 PM
I love your photopass photos with all the additions. I think it's great that you can do that now! Stitch is too cute!

jodeeluvsdisney
05-11-2007, 11:29 PM
Love your TR, will definitely be doing the photo pass thing! When DF and I were at Disney in April we got NO pics of the two of us together...it was always one or the other of us in each shot. I had no idea what the Photo Pass deal was!

You two are the cutest couple ever, and you looked so elegant for your dinner at V&A's! I kept hoping I would read further into your TR that you two were selected by the Dream Team members...darn!

I will keep my fingers crossed that you can go back this Dec, with Jeff being being given the Okay from his new job!

AuroraBorealis
05-12-2007, 01:03 AM
Thanks so much for sharing your Disneymoon TR with us; it's been so fun to read! Your photos are fantastic! I love the Stitch photos, the flip-flop photo, and the very last photo in MGM in front of ToT. You two look so happy and relaxed in that last photo-- it's just a perfect honeymoon photo! You and Jason are such an adorable couple!

Congratulations on your marriage and best wishes for your future together as husband and wife!

pat9283
05-13-2007, 08:00 AM
Hey girls can you please tell me how much the photopass cd is and how we get it. I've only been to WDW once so Im a bit new on some stuff. :rotfl:

kmab00
05-13-2007, 04:08 PM
Hey girls can you please tell me how much the photopass cd is and how we get it. I've only been to WDW once so Im a bit new on some stuff. :rotfl:

The first park you arrive at....find a photopass guy/girl. They will be wearing the typical "tourist" type outfit and all of their uniforms are the same! They wear tan bucket hats, a light blue button down or polo shirt, and a tan vest over the shirt that has "Photo Pass" on the back collar.

Ask the first one that you see to take your picture then tell them that you don't have a "card" yet. They will give you this little card with a number on it that can be scanned by all photo pass photographers. DO NOT LOOSE THIS CARD!!! Everytime you take a picture with a photo pass photographer, give them your card to scan.

When your trip is completed, EITHER you can...
Buy pictures or a CD in the parks ... there are designated "stores" in each park.........

OR

You can go home, get on the internet, open www.disneyphotopass.com, plug in the numbers from your card, edit your pictures and order a CD through the internet.

The upside of ordering the CD on the internet is that you can "edit" any of the pictures that you want with borders, signatures, etc.

The upside of ordering the Cd in the parks is that you get a few "free" 5x7's but you cannot "edit" all of the pictures like you could at home.

The CD is $129.00 I believe?? Can't remember........and it holds up to 500 pictures!! :)

kmab00
05-13-2007, 04:26 PM
I have to go back and add to the day before at Epcot......

:tink: When we were getting off of Mission Space (from riding the EXTREME side), this CM who was working the back hallway saw us and asked us if we just got married. We told her yes and she gave us a few "fastpasses". She handed the to Jason and when he looked at them closer, he realized that she had given us 3 of them. He went back and told her that he thought she may have given this "extra" one to us by mistake. Instead of taking the "extra" fast pass back, she handed us one more and said, "Don't tell anyone that I gave you 4"!! :rotfl: She was so nice!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2007...our last "full" day in Disney!

This morning, we started out at MGM. We were sad that it was our last day in Disney but excited at what the day was going to hold!!

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The main reason that we were going back to MGM is because when we were there on Tuesday, it rained....so we didn't get to see Indiana Jones OR Lights, Motors, Action!!! That's why I like having lots of time for Disney...because you can go back and catch the few things that you missed from your first day in the parks!

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As we were walking towards Indiana Jones, these guys came out to visit! (That's not us in front of Lightning!!) Haha! There were too many people around to get a picture of just us...

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I did get one of Jason and Mater, though!! :)

After Indiana Jones, we headed over to Lights, Motors, Action. On our way there, we were commenting about Herby over in the corner. Jason turned around and said, "Blue shirt alert!!" He was right!! Walking toward that general direction were two CM's dressed in light blue shirts! I "suggested" that we make our way over to Herby to take a picture. Well, we took turns taking each others picture and by that time, the CM's were passing us by. I noticed that they didn't have any black bags....instead, they had a little black pouch around their waist. They told us congratulations and then asked if we wanted them to take our picture together. Of course we said yes! :laughing:

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:tink: Then, another couple wearing the "Just Married" buttons walked our way. They told us that they were from the UK and had just gotten married a few days before at the Wedding Pavilion! Of course, I had to be nosy and ask a few details!! They had an "Intimate Ceremony" with just each other's family members there...sounded very romantic!! Before the whole group broke up, the CM's said that as a "wedding gift", she was going to give us each an MGM Fast Pass and a Mickey/Minnie sticker!! It was so cute!! And we were so excited!

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After that, we watched Lights, Motors, Action!

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A few nights before, we had decided to do the Extra Magic Hours at MGM (Wednesday night, I believe). Well, we waited in line for Rockin Roller Coaster and as we got inside, the ride broke down. We waited about 20 minutes for it to get up and running again and by the time we finished the ride and got outside, IT WAS POURING DOWN RAIN!! Good thing I had my pancho.........one lesson learned this trip was, ALWAYS CARRY YOUR PANCHO WITH YOU NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER LOOKS LIKE!! There wasn't a clould in the sky during the day and it wasn't thundering that night, so we were very surprised to find that it was raining so bad! We ended up just leaving!!

Anyway, I said all that to say........for the Fastpass, we figured since we had already ridden Rockin Roller Coaster twice (once on our first day at MGM and once on Extra Magic Hours), we'd use them to ride Tower of Terror.

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After ToT, we kinda played around a little in front of the Chinese Theatre and took pictures with some of our favorite stars handprints....:laughing:

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We had ADR's for Tony's Town Square in MK that night for 7 p.m. and even though it was still early, we decided to leave MGM to head over to MK to see a few more things before the day was over!!

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((I always thought those were neat!))

So anyway, we got on board a bus to Magic Kingdom and went straight for the shops on Main Street!!

Coming up...Magic Kingdom and our last night in Disney! :sad1:

heatherlynn444
05-13-2007, 04:58 PM
wow you got fastpasses coming out your ears!:rotfl: can't wait to hear about the rest of the night!

pat9283
05-14-2007, 06:26 AM
The first park you arrive at....find a photopass guy/girl. They will be wearing the typical "tourist" type outfit and all of their uniforms are the same! They wear tan bucket hats, a light blue button down or polo shirt, and a tan vest over the shirt that has "Photo Pass" on the back collar.

Ask the first one that you see to take your picture then tell them that you don't have a "card" yet. They will give you this little card with a number on it that can be scanned by all photo pass photographers. DO NOT LOOSE THIS CARD!!! Everytime you take a picture with a photo pass photographer, give them your card to scan.

When your trip is completed, EITHER you can...
Buy pictures or a CD in the parks ... there are designated "stores" in each park.........


OR

You can go home, get on the internet, open www.disneyphotopass.com, plug in the numbers from your card, edit your pictures and order a CD through the internet.

The upside of ordering the CD on the internet is that you can "edit" any of the pictures that you want with borders, signatures, etc.

The upside of ordering the Cd in the parks is that you get a few "free" 5x7's but you cannot "edit" all of the pictures like you could at home.

The CD is $129.00 I believe?? Can't remember........and it holds up to 500 pictures!! :)

Thank you! :banana:

Maggimus
05-14-2007, 08:24 AM
Wow lots of Fastpasses-- how cool. I cant say that ive ever even used a fastpass. I dont even know how to get them? Haha... your pictures are so cute-- love the TR

luna99
05-14-2007, 09:32 AM
Cont...

I didn't tell Jason what the surprise was because I wanted him to be...well....surprised! :laughing:

A horse and carriage ride!! :)

did you have to reserve the carriage ride way ahead of time or how does that work? I'd love to take an evening carriage ride around POFQ !! how romantic!! :love: :cloud9:

karentan
05-14-2007, 09:38 AM
you can get the carriage rides on the night if they have space, but to be safe its best to book them in advance. phone wdw-play (939-7529) and book one, you pay on the night

luna99
05-14-2007, 10:03 AM
you have no idea how refreshing it is to read your TR! I so understand the whole work dilemma! I'm just past 49 :lmao: and I STILL have no idea what I want to do !!

I hear you!
i'm 30 and everyday it's like I think I want to do something different!

be a travel agent, study natural health, write a book maybe, be an elementary school teacher (I don't think I REALLY want to do this, it would just be nice to have summers off!), be an art teacher... my poor DF, he has to hear me come up with all these wacky things I want to do and I just can't make up my mind and choose something and stick with it! ugh! one of these days I'll figure it out!

luna99
05-14-2007, 10:07 AM
:rotfl: See, us country folk aren't used to these upscale high fancy restaurants....and we knew how much the dinner was per person but we both had to laugh when we saw our ticket.

After we were finished, we went to the beach and we layed on the hammock and watched the Electric Water Parade (which neither of us had seen before). It was cute!! :)


woah! what a crazy expensive meal! how was the buffalo? I've had a buffalo burger before and thought it was pretty good. Even if it was pricey, I"m sure it was worth the experience of eating there at least once though.. I'd love to do that.

and the hammocks on the beach sound soooo sweet and romantic. man, you're making me wish our honeymoon was at disney instead of aruba now! :laughing:

luna99
05-14-2007, 10:13 AM
you can get the carriage rides on the night if they have space, but to be safe its best to book them in advance. phone wdw-play (939-7529) and book one, you pay on the night

thanks karentan! I'm gonna book one for the first night we are in disney! what a nice surprise for my DF!! :love:

jodeeluvsdisney
05-14-2007, 05:02 PM
I keep meaning to tell you how much I love the picture of you with DH in your signature! I just think it is sooo cool.

Congrats again. I have loved reading every minute of your TR

kmab00
05-16-2007, 05:13 PM
I keep meaning to tell you how much I love the picture of you with DH in your signature! I just think it is sooo cool.

Congrats again. I have loved reading every minute of your TR

Thank you so much!! :thumbsup2
That picture in my signature is one of our engagement pictures!!

kmab00
05-16-2007, 05:20 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2007 - Our last day in Disney Continued

I left off at us leaving MGM and heading over to the Magic Kingdom.

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When we walked through the gates into Town Square, there was the Main Street Marching Band and they were honoring a veteran while taking down the flag. We walked in during the middle of it but it was still a very cool thing to watch! :)

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When we were done there, we walked around for a while and took a few pictures!

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We were mainly trying to kill time for the Dream Along with Mickey stage show!

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Look at Donald and Goofy in this one.................:rotfl: They were hiding from Captain Hook!!!

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After the show was over, we walked over to Fantasyland to ride the Carousel...

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...and see Mickey's Philharmagic again!!

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After the show, we kinda played around in the shop right outside of the attraction...

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And Jason was VERY impressed by this hat!!!!! :rotfl2:

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Cont....

kmab00
05-16-2007, 05:32 PM
...Cont...

Before we knew it, it was time for our ADR's at Tony's Town Square!

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:tink: Here too, we had confetti and other decorations on our table!!

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As appetizers, we both got the Spinach and Artichoke Dip!! SO GOOD!!

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For an entree, I had some kind of Chicken Parmesan with mashed potatos. It was good as well!

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And Jason had, of course, STEAK!

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Our desserts were these frozen drinks....very yummy! Mine was strawberry and Jason's was Cookies and Cream. Usually, you'd be able to keep the mugs, but with the dining plan, you had to pay three extra dollars for the mugs. We had SO MUCH STUFF to bring home already that we said no thanks!

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Us in front of the Lady and the Tramp fountain inside the restaurant.

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After dinner, we rode Splash Mountain one more time...

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The we headed over to Pirates again so I could find out the answers for the VMK card!!

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ALL WEEK, we wondered what in the world were those red tags hanging around people's necks in ride lines. Well, as we were getting into the line for Pirates, this CM asked us to hold onto this and hand it to the guy who boards us on our boat! We were so excited...:rotfl:

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I FORGOT THAT THEY SAID NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE RIDE....after I took this picture, I rememered and I was so embarrased!! :rotfl2:

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We wanted to become official pirates ourselves...

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ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGG....

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While we were in that store, this CM (an older man) asked us how many more days we'd be at Disney. We told him that today was our last day and he said, "Aww man!" He told us that he likes to give Honeymooners ...... can you guess what?......FASTPASSES!! But he said since it was our last day then they wouldn't do us any good. I thanked him VERY MUCH for thinking about us and I told him that other CM's HAD given us Fast Passes and how nice of a guesture it was....and it made our trip much smoother! I told him not to quit offering those to Honeymooners....:)

By this time, even though we didn't want to admit it, it was almost closing time! We hurried to the front of the park to get a good spot for the Fireworks. We ended up standing on Main Sreet and boy was it :crowded: but still, we were able to see the fireworks VERY VERY well!!

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The first time we saw Wishes, we were standing in the totally wrong spot and I knew that the front of the Castle was the place to be......so that's where we positioned ourselves for our last night!! The show was absolutely breathtaking!!

It was absolutely the most perfect ending to the most magically perfect trip!!!!

kmab00
05-16-2007, 05:44 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2007 - Bye bye Disney!!

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Us leaving our resort! The most depressing moment in my life...:(

This day HAD to be the saddest day of my life. I stayed depressed all day!! About two weeks after we got home, I went through "The Disney Depression".........which was absolutely awful!! I needed another trip to look forward to, so that's why I configured the December trip!! :rotfl2:

Here's a few of the items that we bought for Pixie!! I think we bought the dog more stuff than we bought ourselves!!! :lmao:

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A Cinerella slipper for the princess, of course!! :)

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A brand new collar...

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...that says "Disney Princess" on it!

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And who could forget the Minnie Mouse hat!!! :rotfl2:

As you can probably tell, she doesn't like to wear that hat too much!!!

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That's all, you guys! Thanks so much to everyone who read our Honeymoon trip report! I felt like I was in Disney all over again!! :) I think there were about 250 something pictures that I posted here and I'm sad the TR is over!! I hope you had as much fun reading it as I did writing it!!! :cheer2:

tlhbdm
05-16-2007, 06:14 PM
Great TR! I read the whole thing, beginning to end! I am so excited to go on my Disneymoon in December. We're leaving in 3 days for a short 5 day trip to the World, I'll make sure I post pictures.

KellyJo18
05-16-2007, 07:20 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your honeymoon with us. It was so much fun to read and really got me excited for our own honeymoon. I'm sad it's over! Are you sure you didn't forget to add anything? :confused3 :rotfl2:

angel*lady
05-16-2007, 08:46 PM
Great TR! Thanks for sharing it with us! :thumbsup2

Tiggerific04
05-16-2007, 09:04 PM
I loved your TR! So sad it's over :sad1:

Maggimus
05-17-2007, 08:16 AM
OMG I want to go to disney so bad now-- i absolutely love your TR!!

kmab00
05-19-2007, 08:05 PM
Ah yes, and incase anyone is interested, I have a link to our wedding portraits!! :)

http://www.collages.net/store/home.asp?username=karenjwed

Username: karenjwed
Password: 15207

:banana:

marywdw
05-20-2007, 06:15 AM
Ah yes, and incase anyone is interested, I have a link to our wedding portraits!! :)

http://www.collages.net/store/home.asp?username=karenjwed

Username: karenjwed
Password: 15207

:banana:

What great photos!! You look so beautiful!
Where did you get those Mickey garters?

PirateKitty
05-20-2007, 07:27 AM
Ah yes, and incase anyone is interested, I have a link to our wedding portraits!! :)

http://www.collages.net/store/home.asp?username=karenjwed

Username: karenjwed
Password: 15207

:banana:

Ooooooh, your photos are so beautiful. :) Thanks for sharing your wedding and honeymoon photos. :goodvibes

JackieSparrow
05-20-2007, 07:34 AM
That was an outstanding TR!! Thanks so much for sharing. I always get so sad at the "bye bye Disney" portions of the TR's... but it's def an excuse for another trip in the future :cheer2: Congrats!

Cinderella16
05-20-2007, 01:22 PM
I just spent my morning reading your entire TR and I loved every bit of it! :goodvibes It truly seemed that you had a wonderful Honeymoon with so many magical moments. :wizard: I loved looking at all of your photos, especially the photopass ones, the one with Jason and your flip flop is so incredibly adorable! Thank you for sharing your trip, I enjoyed reading it!

kmab00
05-20-2007, 11:05 PM
What great photos!! You look so beautiful!
Where did you get those Mickey garters?

Why thank you!! :goodvibes

I got the garters from Ebay!!! :) I also got the Mickey Toe Rings from Ebay, too!

allie_to_you
06-04-2007, 08:51 AM
Beautiful pictures & a great TR too. We spent our honeymoon at Disney as well and it was such a wonderful week!

kmab00
06-04-2007, 12:24 PM
Thank you SO MUCH everyone!! :) I really appreciate everyone who took the time to read our trip report and I also appreciate all the compliments! We had such a good time at Disney and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was by far the most wonderful place for a Honeymoon!!! :goodvibes

MousekaMaddi
03-04-2008, 09:39 PM
fun report, thanx for posting :wizard:

kmab00
03-05-2008, 02:07 PM
fun report, thanx for posting :wizard:

Thank you so much! It's been so long since anyone's commented!! :thumbsup2 Thanks for reading!!!

Goldeelox9
03-06-2008, 09:09 PM
I have loved your TR~ It was great!

kmab00
03-06-2008, 10:00 PM
I have loved your TR~ It was great!

Thank you so much!! Good luck on your wedding planning! I see you're about 7 months out...the time will fly by and before you know it, your wedding will be here!! Thanks for reading!

quest4dl
04-20-2008, 11:22 AM
I came here from the link on your DL report (we visit in a month and half!). Your trip report is wonderful and you are both so photogenic! Did you get the nursing job you wanted?

snoopy two
04-20-2008, 06:40 PM
Did you get the nursing job? And, did your husband get the December vacation?

kmab00
04-21-2008, 08:26 PM
I came here from the link on your DL report (we visit in a month and half!). Your trip report is wonderful and you are both so photogenic! Did you get the nursing job you wanted?

Thank you SO MUCH!! YES I got the Nursing job that I wanted and it's so great! I love my job!! Thanks for asking!! :cool1:

kmab00
04-21-2008, 08:28 PM
Did you get the nursing job? And, did your husband get the December vacation?

Thank you for stopping by! YES I got the job!! It's fantastic and I love it! Of course it has its days, but for the most part, I'm very excited about it!!

Actually, my husband did get to go on our trip in December! At first, we had planned the trip and then there was a schedule change scare that he couldn't get out of because he was the "low man" on the totem pole, but it all ended up working out and we got to go!! :thumbsup2

DansBride2009
06-01-2008, 11:19 PM
looked like you had such a good time! and girl, your waist is so tiny, i couldn't get over that in all the pictures i saw; you looked fantastic !! you and your hubby looked like you had so much fun; now i'm convinced my honeymoon has to be in disney, and my wedding as well. i couldn't help but giggle over the whole victoria and albert's thing because i've done stuff like that in the past; so don't feel bad girl, we all do it! your honeymoon and wedding look beautiful! congrats!! :-)

kmab00
06-02-2008, 06:12 AM
looked like you had such a good time! and girl, your waist is so tiny, i couldn't get over that in all the pictures i saw; you looked fantastic !! you and your hubby looked like you had so much fun; now i'm convinced my honeymoon has to be in disney, and my wedding as well. i couldn't help but giggle over the whole victoria and albert's thing because i've done stuff like that in the past; so don't feel bad girl, we all do it! your honeymoon and wedding look beautiful! congrats!! :-)


Thank you so much for stopping by! I sometimes forget about this trip report because it was so long ago! :laughing: We had a blast on our Honeymoon!!! Disney's a great place to spend it in! Thank you so much again!!

PopArtGal
06-22-2008, 08:37 AM
So glad I saw this link in your siggie! I'm going to start reading it now!

PopArtGal
06-22-2008, 08:45 AM
Still on Sunday, April 8, 2007


Our room was so big and I loved it!! After staying here, I dont' know if I'd want to stay anywhere else! It was so nice and peaceful...and the grounds were beautiful!!!



I totally agree!

In 2 weeks, it's gonna be our 3rd time staying there!

kmab00
06-22-2008, 09:12 AM
So glad I saw this link in your siggie! I'm going to start reading it now!

Thank you! I hope you enjoy!! :goodvibes

kmab00
06-22-2008, 09:12 AM
I totally agree!

In 2 weeks, it's gonna be our 3rd time staying there!

Oooh you're going to have a great time!! I love POR!!!! I'm going over to your pre-trip now! :thumbsup2

PopArtGal
06-22-2008, 10:11 AM
Thanks for reading my pre-trippie. Stay tuning for the trippie itself hehehe

kmab00
06-22-2008, 12:39 PM
Thanks for reading my pre-trippie. Stay tuning for the trippie itself hehehe

Oh I will! I can't wait to hear what two weeks at Disney is like! Must be heavenly!! :cloud9:

indiesgirl4ever
07-03-2008, 12:01 PM
hey i was wondering........how does the dining plan work?

kmab00
07-06-2008, 06:10 PM
hey i was wondering........how does the dining plan work?

The dining plan is great...we love it and will do it every trip as long as it's offered!

Basically, you pay for food up front, it's included with your package so you don't have to worry about extra money for food!!

With the basic dining plan, you get:

1 Snack/person/day
1 Counter Service/person/day
1 Table Service/person/day

There's a chart online that tells what restaurants you can eat at. I'm sure there's lots of threads on the DIS about the dining plan! It's such a nice thing to have...and there's SO much food that you're NEVER hungry!!! :thumbsup2