View Full Version : Cinnamon Roll tour Aug 2009 -DD has chipped a tooth !!!!

08-03-2009, 08:36 AM

Thought I would start our pre-trip report. 3 weeks to go!:cool1:

Hopefully this mean that I WON'T tinker with my ADR's anymore. DH has lost the plot totally as I have booked, cancelled and re-booked using the new online ADR - a blessing and a curse! :yay:

Introductions :

ME: 39, (and swiftly moving along to the big 40 ahem :scared1:) . Planner and organiser of all things disney.

DH: 46, (jeez I'm married to an old fella :lmao:) bring on the food! loves the rides.

DD: 12, ( 'are we going to any Malls?' ) fashionista and loves all things 'dude-y' ( i have no idea what that means) adores stitch and princesses

DD: 7, ( 'I want to buy it!' ) also enjoys spending money, mainly on tiny little figures and things called 'puppy in my pocket' etc, yep we have the full range!
loves Eeyore the best, but any cuddly character will do.

We have 2 full weeks staying at Old Ket West on the FREE disney dining plan.:banana:

You may wonder at the title? Well we all love cinnamon rolls and tend to start off the day with one. Want to know what I am talking about? well I cooked up a batch earlier and here they are.

Help yourself!


08-03-2009, 09:53 AM
Great start Andrea ::yes:: Have you got an itinerary yet ? :)

I look forward to reading some more :)

08-03-2009, 10:34 AM
What a fantastic title !!! looking forward to this one :thumbsup2

08-03-2009, 01:00 PM
YEP I have a plan, ( on excel:rolleyes1) I will share this with you all later. Also those lovely ADR's! DH is amazed that I know roughly what I will be eating and when :lmao: but as i say, you have to ensure that you get value for money - especially when it's FREE :banana:

08-03-2009, 01:20 PM
Sounds like another great trip report in the making! :thumbsup2

08-04-2009, 10:22 AM
Monday 24th august 2009

Take the doggie to the kennels, pop a 14 day feeder in the fish tank and release the rabbits into 'the wild' - okay maybe not. some kind person will be looking after them. Do online check-in.

Drive down to Gatwick, without arguing or getting lost! Should take about 3 hrs. Check into our overnight hotel Holiday Inn , not stayed here before, hopefully we will get a good nights sleep as we will not be excited, no siree, not one bit ;)

Tuesday 25th August 2009

drop off cases and browse the shops, maybe purchase some perfume and make-up items. Have breakfast, which I am sure will amount to a 2nd mortgage ! Still won't be very excited and definately won't be jumping up and down with happiness! :rolleyes1

hop onboard our Virgin flight at 11:15 am, chill, watch movies yadda, yadda etc.

Arrive around 15:25 pm and have no trouble at all in being reunited with our cases and mosey on down to disney's Magical Express to be whisked to disney's Old Key West. Check-in and have a nosey around the resort.

Wednesday 26th August 2009

up early and catch bus to EPCOT :cheer2:, following touring plan or wing it, depending on crowds. Leave after lunch to chill-out by pool. If we are not to tired, spend the late afternoon at Magic Kingdom

Thursday 27th August 2009

Animal Kingdom today, dip in the pool early afternoon and the over to Epcot for the evening.

Friday 28th August 2009

Magic Kingdom today, need I say more ? :cloud9:

Saturday 29th august 2009

Epcot this morning folowed by Magic kingdom this afternoon, watch the parade and wishes

Sunday 30th august 2009

hollywood studios today, will try to catch Fantasmic in the evening

Monday 31st August 2009

Magic Kingdom this morning, collect the hire car this afternoon. hoop-de-doo booked for this evening.

Tuesday 1st September 2009

Seaworld - all day

Wednesday 2nd September 2009

Air-boat ride this morning followed by some retail therapy :cool2:

Thursday 3rd September 2009

Animal Kingdom in the morn, followed by a bit more shopping!

Friday 4th September 2009

horse riding booked at [COLOR="purple"]horseworld , more shopping

Saturday 5th September 2009

Epcot in the morning, followed by DTD, maybe Typhoon Lagoon the the afternoon

Sunday 6th September 2009

a day at the sea side- we are off the Anna Maria Island for a relaxing day at the beach.

Monday 7th September 2009

hollywood Studios again to start off the day, the jump over to Epcot in the early afternoon, try to catch illuminations

Tuesday 8th September 2009

parting is such sweet sorrow- check-in at DTD and off to MK for a last look around. return car and catch disney's Magical Express to the airport. our flight leaves at 19:25pm


We also hope to fit in a round of minature golf, lots of swimming, a nosey at boardwalk area and other bits and bobs as you do!

08-04-2009, 12:14 PM
the girls will also be doing some pin trading whist we are there. I bought some pins already just to trade ( thanks for the info Wayneg!) Here are the pins we plan on trading:


08-04-2009, 09:40 PM
Great start Andrea! Looking forward to the full report!

As for the cinammon rolls, yum!

08-05-2009, 04:43 AM
here are the dining reservations that I have made. I did try to get Le Cellier, but couldn't... I keep checking tho ;)

some are new for us and some we have been to before and are happy to return to. The new ones are in green!

Les Chef de France for lunch - want to see that rat!

Crystal Palace for dinner - might cancel this as it's a bit late and I think we we too tired as it's on our first full day :confused3

Tutto Itailia for dinner - can't wait I love italian food:lovestruc

Cindy's Royal Table for breakfast - looking forward to seeing inside the castle!

Mama Melrose - love the food here, again italian sytle!

Hoop-De-Doo - yee haa!

California Grill for dinner , excited aboutt his one and ca't wait to see the views.:cool2:

Narcoossee's for dinner - my DD12 an DH want to try lobster, so this is a good choice.looking forward to a relaxing evening.

Boma for dinner - Zebra domes anyone? :woohoo:

T-Rex for lunch - we are paying OOP for this one, but I am really loking forward to this and the kids also want to build-a-dino!

coral reef for dinner - to watch the fish whilst eating fish :laughing:

O'Hana-s breakfast with Lilo and Stitch , this is on our last day.

08-05-2009, 05:23 AM
Hi from a fellow cinnamon roll fan :thumbsup2

All looks good on your itinerary so far. Bet you can't wait to get going.

Looking forward to reading all about it and seeing the pics when you return

08-05-2009, 10:29 AM
All sounds great to me Andrea :goodvibes.
Please make sure you have lots of money for Build-A-Dino,be prepared :lmao:.I am still in shock at the $226 i spent on the girls in there :scared1:.
You will enjoy being in the Castle,we thoroughly enjoyed our experience in there.

p.s.Oh those cinammon rolls look so good.x.

08-06-2009, 05:28 AM
Dollars have arrived today .....oh my they smell good :woohoo:

08-06-2009, 05:50 AM
Another cinnamon roll fan here. We keep saying that we are going to make our own but never got round to it yet.

I'll definitely join you in having some zebra domes ~ yummy!!

Sounds like a great trip, look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. :thumbsup2

08-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Joining in!!! Your plans look great and its always nice to finally have those dollars isn't it?

We did the California Grill this summer and it was one of my favourite places to eat. You will love the views.

If you have kids I would highly recommend the Crisped Rice Sushi Plate for desserts. The best thought out dessert I have ever seen. I wanted one but thought I was a bit old!!!!

08-07-2009, 01:38 PM
In true holiday mode -I made this for dessert - it's The chocolate Wave at coral reef


08-07-2009, 03:13 PM
Oh yummy! I love cinnamon rolls & that chocolate souffle looks delish!!!!!

We arrive on the 7th! :cool1: We are olso at OKW on free dining. :thumbsup2

Your plans look fab. We are alsp eating at lots of the same restaurants as you, shame you couldn't get Le Cellier but don't give up I only got mine about 2 weeks ago. :)

Where did you buy your pins? I was going to get a job lot but not sure of the sellers on ebay? :confused3

08-08-2009, 03:41 AM
great report Andrea, your plans sound fab, by the way we will be in DHS the same day as you (30th) see you there :thumbsup2

08-08-2009, 05:20 AM
Where did you buy your pins? I was going to get a job lot but not sure of the sellers on ebay? :confused3

I got them from pinfinder.com - they had a promotion on so they were quite a bit cheaper than usual - (thanks to Wayneg :goodvibes)

i will keep looking for Le Celleir ! :thumbsup2

08-08-2009, 06:25 AM
In true holiday mode -I made this for dessert - it's The chocolate Wave at coral reef


Omg can you send me that :lmao: Seriously though your plans look great! I love the look of OKW too!:goodvibes

08-08-2009, 06:43 AM
I got them from pinfinder.com - they had a promotion on so they were quite a bit cheaper than usual - (thanks to Wayneg :goodvibes)

i will keep looking for Le Celleir ! :thumbsup2

Thanks, I'll have a look. Did you have to pay customs charges?

08-23-2009, 05:09 AM
Thanks, I'll have a look. Did you have to pay customs charges?

no customs charges, but I might have got lucky with that one :thumbsup2

08-23-2009, 05:11 AM
my DD7 has only gone and chipped off a bit of a tooth :scared1: this means I will have to try to get an emergency appointment for her tomorrow before we drive down to Gatwick. :scared1:

I really don't want to risk her having tooth ache and having to visit a dentist whilst we are there :eek: Blimey, could have done without this :upsidedow

08-23-2009, 06:36 AM
Your plans look great. I hope you get your DD sorted :)