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ronnmel
09-05-2011, 10:42 PM
"ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE AND PIXIE DUST"
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/DSC03439.jpg

Welcome to my Disneymoon trip report! Our trip was two weeks filled with lots of attractions, lots of characters, lots of fun, and more importantly, lots of PICTURES.

If you've read my pre-trip-report (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2533121), thank you for following me and welcome back. If you are new, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading along. Don't be shy to say "Hi". :wave2:

In my PTR I have written two "unofficial" trip reports, which you can read about in my PTR (there are links to every chapter in the first post), or go directly there:
- Our 2009 trip (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37927907&postcount=13), which sparked our love (*cough*obsession*cough*) for Disney
- Our destination wedding in paradise (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41110345&postcount=184), which is the reason for this Disneymoon

The Cast:
ME : Mel, 30 years old

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/473.jpg

Favorite Characters : Stitch, Tinkerbell
Favorite Movies : The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch
Favorite Show : Festival of the Lion King
Favorite Rides : Toy Story Mania, Tower of Terror, Spaceship Earth
I'm an elementary school teacher, which is why we had to wait a few months after our wedding to go on our Disneymoon, and why we can't avoid the heat and crowds of summer in Disney. I started work the very next day after we came back.


DH : Ron, 37 years old

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/DSC03884.jpg

Favorite Characters : Donald Duck, Genie
Favorite Movies : Fantasia, All the classic ones from the 90s (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, etc.), None of the crappy "direct-to-DVD" sequels (his words, not mine :laughing:)
Favorite Show : Finding Nemo
Favorite Rides : Toy Story Mania, Rock N Roller Coaster, Spaceship Earth, Soarin, etc. (Each of these is his favorite for a different reason: thrill, fun game, calming, etc.)
DH works in an office and spends his time daydreaming about a Disney filled life if we ever won the lottery. He has a 12 year old daughter who did not accompany us on this trip. He and his daughter love to play or watch zombie related games and anime. As you can see from his way too long answers he spends a LOT of time thinking about Disney, reading about Disney, analyzing all things Disney and of course talking about Disney (with me!).

Both of us had been to WDW during our youth, but it's really during our 2009 trip that our complete LOVE for all things Disney was rekindled. I feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful and loving man who I can share a passion for Disney with. :lovestruc We both love thrill rides, though lately I've had more motion sickness problems which has affected my ability to go on some attractions. Nevertheless, this did not stop us from experiencing almost everything we wanted to.

When and Where:
POP Century Resort, August 10 to August 24, 2011

What:
Well our honeymoon, of course! Also, we had the free Quick Service Dining Plan. On top of that, we paid OOP for a few table-service.

Before we really start this trip report, I have a POP QUIZ for you:
1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?
2. Which restaurant did we try to walk up to and did we get in?
3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?
4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?
5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?
6. How many characters did we meet and which ones? Which one was the best interaction?
7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?
8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?
9. What ride did we go on the most?
10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?

Read on if you want to find out the answers (and feel free to post your guesses)! :goodvibes

ronnmel
09-05-2011, 10:43 PM
Wednesday August 10
Day 0 part 1 - Arrival Day - Our First Dose of Pixie Dust (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42549845&postcount=21)
Day 0 part 2 - Polynesian Resort - An Evening of Appetizers (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42564583&postcount=41)
Day 0 part 2 Cont'd - Polynesian Resort - An Evening of Appetizers (2) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42565095&postcount=42)

Thursday August 11
Day 1 part 1 - Animal Kingdom - "Hey Rafiki! That's MY Wife!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42581294&postcount=53)
Day 1 part 1 Cont'd - Animal Kingdom - "Hey Rafiki! That's MY Wife!" (2) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42581650&postcount=55)
Day 1 part 2 - Animal Kingdom - These Ears Sure Get Us a Lot of Attention! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42591762&postcount=71)
Day 1 part 2 Cont'd - Animal Kingdom - These Ears Sure Get Us a Lot of Attention! (2) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42592091&postcount=72)

Friday August 12
Day 2 part 1 - Hollywood Studios - Ants In The Pants (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42660473&postcount=88)
Day 2 part 2 - Hollywood Studios - That Giant Dog's Nose Stinks (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42689963&postcount=99)
Day 2 part 3 - Pool Time and Hollywood Studios - I Eat Nice People For Lunch (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42733612&postcount=106)
Day 2 part 4 - Hollywood Studios - Zombie Apocalypse and Honeymoon Suite (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42748941&postcount=111)

Photopass Days 1 and 2 - Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42926284&postcount=190)

Saturday August 13
Day 3 part 1 - Typhoon Lagoon (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42938672&postcount=202)
Day 3 part 2 - Shopping in Downtown Disney (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42813482&postcount=124)
Day 3 part 3 - A Romantic Dinner at Fulton's (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42821738&postcount=130)

Sunday August 14
Day 4 part 1 - Magic Kingdom - Don't Count On Me To Fight Off Zurg (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42880077&postcount=165)
Day 4 part 2 - Magic Kingdom - Ron Got The Manly Horse (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42897811&postcount=177)
Day 4 part 3 - Magic Kingdom + POP - Do the Hustle (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42985438&postcount=230)
Day 4 part 4 - Magic Kingdom - What Time is Witches? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43006075&postcount=243)
Day 4 part 5 - Magic Kingdom - Perfect Spot for MMY and How Late Do We Stay For EMH? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43015516&postcount=252)

Monday August 15
Day 5 part 1 - Epcot - Sleeping In!! And Plans? What Plans? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43032719&postcount=268)
Day 5 part 2 - Epcot - World Showcase, At Last!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43048241&postcount=281)
Day 5 part 3 - Epcot - More World Showcase, And Some Bad news (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43125342&postcount=324)
Day 5 part 4 - Epcot - Sunset Over World Showcase (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43227305&postcount=351)
Day 5 part 4 Cont'd - Sunset Over World Showcase 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43227371&postcount=352)
Day 5 part 5 - Epcot - Soarin' Over Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43348939&postcount=377)

Tuesday August 16
Day 6 part 1 - POP Century - Miss Diva Has A Case Of The Blabbermouth (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43357138&postcount=382)
Day 6 part 2 - POP Century - Exploring POP Century One Decade At A Time Cont'd (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43401274&postcount=395)
Day 6 part 3 - Blizzard Beach - Fun In The Snow (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43516244&postcount=425)
Day 6 part 4 - Blizzard Beach - "Due To Some Inclement Weather In The Area, All Water Attractions Are Closed" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43581534&postcount=446)


Wednesday August 17
Day 7 part 1 - Hollywood Studios - "I Love Being 2!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43582406&postcount=448)
Day 7 part 2 - Hollywood Studios - "Be Our Guest" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43608221&postcount=463)
Day 7 part 3 - Hollywood Studios - Sully Is Being Silly (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43620720&postcount=470)
Day 7 part 4 - Hollywood Studios - Heavenly Cupcake (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43651359&postcount=482)
Day 7 part 5 - Hollywood Studios - Walking From New York To San Francisco (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43653641&postcount=483)
Day 7 part 6 - Hollywood Studios - Lights! Motors! Action! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43743738&postcount=510)
Day 7 part 7 - Hollywood Studios - Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43743828&postcount=512)
Day 7 part 8 - Hollywood Studios - Best Night Ever (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43809567&postcount=534)
Day 7 part 9 - Hollywood Studios - Best Night Ever Cont'd; Delicious Food (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43880002&postcount=552)


Thursday August 18
Day 8 part 1 - Epcot - An Epcot Morning (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43992865&postcount=611)
Day 8 part 2 - Epcot - The Relaxing Seas (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44003188&postcount=622)
Day 8 part 2 Cont'd - Epcot - The Relaxing Seas (2) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44003296&postcount=623)
Day 8 part 3 - Epcot - Totally Awesome Dude! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44135639&postcount=677)
Day 8 part 4 - Epcot - Stupid Judy, Stupid Energy! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44136959&postcount=680)
Day 8 part 5 - Epcot - Spaceship & Monorail (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44263865&postcount=709)
Day 8 part 6 - Epcot - Mexican Donald Gets Ron On His Knees (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44292997&postcount=723)
Day 8 part 7 - Epcot - The Skies Open Up (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44349188&postcount=737)
Day 8 part 8 - Epcot Has Been Transformed Into Kali River Rapid (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44353107&postcount=743)


Friday August 19
Day 9 part 1 - Animal Kingdom - A Rough Start to a Rough Day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44361308&postcount=750)
Day 9 part 2 - Animal Kingdom - Hungry Hungry Hippos (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44599823&postcount=786)
Day 9 part 3 - Animal Kingdom - Can I Bounce With You? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44600368&postcount=787)
Day 9 part 4 - Animal Kingdom - Lunch By The Water, And How To Look Bored On Dinosaur (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44610395&postcount=792)
Day 9 part 5 - POP Century & Downtown Disney - A Restful Afternoon and A Photoshoot (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44984219&postcount=842)
Day 9 part 6 - Downtown Disney & POP - Eating, Playing, and An Adult Meltdown (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44993426&postcount=852)


Saturday August 20
Day 10 part 1 - POP & Typhoon Lagoon - Another Switch In Our Plans (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45004858&postcount=862)
Day 10 part 2 - Typhoon Lagoon & POP - "We Are Pleased To Announce..." (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45004936&postcount=863)


Sunday August 21
Day 11 part 1 - Magic Kingdom - Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45016996&postcount=868)
Day 11 part 2 - Magic Kingdom - Searching For A Paintbrush (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45026505&postcount=874)
Day 11 part 3 - Magic Kingdom - The Mother Of All Cinnamon Rolls (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45038402&postcount=878)
Day 11 part 3 Cont'd - Magic Kingdom - Liberty Bell Riverboat (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45038464&postcount=879)
Day 11 part 4 - Magic Kingdom - "Brer Bear and Brer Fox Are Causing Some Troubles" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45065022&postcount=883)
Day 11 part 5 - Magic Kingdom - Celebrate A Blazing Hot Dream (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45073212&postcount=891)
Day 11 part 6 - Magic Kingdom - My beast Is Hairier And Taller Than Yours (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45086204&postcount=895)
Day 11 part 7 - Magic Kingdom - "I Kissed A Monster" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45096968&postcount=901)
Day 11 part 8 - Magic Kingdom - A (Almost) Perfect View Of A Perfect Show (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45162899&postcount=919)



Monday August 22
Day 12 part 1 - Epcot - Lets Do The Twist (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45469608&postcount=976)
Day 12 part 2 Epcot - Were Stars In Our Own Video Game! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45504348&postcount=985)
Day 12 part 3 - Epcot - "O Canada!" (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45888995&postcount=995)
Day 12 part 4 - Epcot - BEST PIZZA EVER!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45945761&postcount=1006)
Day 12 part 5 Your Prince Is Very Brave To Go On A Mission To Space (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46398214&postcount=1060)
Day 12 part 6 Viking Fashion (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46398357&postcount=1062)
Day 12 part 7 Illuminations (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46437857&postcount=1073)


Tuesday August 23
Day 13 part 1 - Hollywood Studios - Envelope Of Doom (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46495311&postcount=1081)
Day 13 part 2 - Hollywood Studios - What A Creepy Bell Hopper! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46506069&postcount=1084)
Day 13 part 3 - Hollywood Studios - The Green Army Man Is Scaring People (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46519752&postcount=1092)
Day 13 part 4 Hollywood Studios - We End The Trip The Same Way We Started It (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46638779&postcount=1135)


Wednesday August 24
Day 14 The Saddest Thing Of All, Leaving (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46638807&postcount=1136)

Souvenirs (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46648359&postcount=1142)
Our Thoughts on POP Century (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46668726&postcount=1156)
POP Quiz Answers (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46673524&postcount=1159)
Final Thoughts (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46673556&postcount=1160)
PTR link : In Loving Memory... We’re Going Deluxe! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=46710719&posted=1#post46710719)


Real Life Updates
Big News (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42873604&postcount=147)
Chinese Lanterns (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43115303&postcount=312)
Tests Results (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43122900&postcount=320)
New Car (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43347061&postcount=375)
Ultrasound pictures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43456102&postcount=404)
Bump Pictures - 13 weeks (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43484872&postcount=414)
Christmas (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43562529&postcount=438)
First Baby Purchase - Crib (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43675444&postcount=493)
Prediction Time!! Boy or Girl? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43705375&postcount=499)
Second Baby Purchase - Stroller (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43743952&postcount=513)
Ultrasound Result (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43757577&postcount=522)
Follow-Up on Ultrasound (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43807999&postcount=529)
Nursery Ideas (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43891873&postcount=556)
REAL Ultrasound Results (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43908012&postcount=568)
Ultrasound Pics (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43935178&postcount=592)
Third Big Baby Purchase - Furniture (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44292613&postcount=722)
Babymoon - A Week-End in Quebec City (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44486621&postcount=764)
Babymoon#2 - A Week-End in Toronto (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44551907&postcount=774)
Life Update May 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44794094&postcount=799)
Bump Pictures Week 33 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44804169&postcount=807)
Nursery Photos (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44804808&postcount=810)
Life Update May 20 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44940917&postcount=825)
Life Update May 22 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44962921&postcount=830)
Baby Shower + Bump Pictures Week 35 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44973788&postcount=835)
Weekend in Mont-Tremblant - part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44974389&postcount=837)
Weekend in Mont-Tremblant - part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44974524&postcount=838)
Maternity Photoshoot (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44987778&postcount=850)
Disneymoon Photobook (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45149353&postcount=910)
Baby News!! (No, Not The Birth Yet) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45176294&postcount=925)
Peanut Is Born! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45231473&postcount=947)
Baby Pics - July (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45463057&postcount=966)
Baby Pics - August (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45888868&postcount=994)
Baby Pics - October (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46398499&postcount=1064)
Halloween Pic (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=46607292&postcount=1119)

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
09-05-2011, 10:54 PM
Woohoo!!! So glad you started! I can't wait to hear all about your trip and find out the answers to those questions! :woohoo:

ronnmel
09-05-2011, 11:03 PM
Woohoo!!! So glad you started! I can't wait to hear all about your trip and find out the answers to those questions! :woohoo:

My first reader! :cool1:

Feel free to post your guesses to my POP Quiz. ;)

jessiegirl84
09-05-2011, 11:13 PM
Yah I can't wait to read all about your trip!
I recently finished your other reports which were fabulous. You looked so beautiful on your wedding day.. Congratulations. I hope your honeymoon was amazing :)

Minnie&Nana
09-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Sadly, not good at POP quizzes, so will look forward to the answers.:thumbsup2

Looks to be a fun TR!:goodvibes

Congratulations!

ronnmel
09-05-2011, 11:22 PM
Yah I can't wait to read all about your trip!
I recently finished your other reports which were fabulous. You looked so beautiful on your wedding day.. Congratulations. I hope your honeymoon was amazing :)

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed my other trip reports. My honeymoon was indeed amazing.

I'm second! Sadly, not good at POP quizzes, so will look forward to the answers.:thumbsup2

Looks to be a fun TR!:goodvibes

You're third, but only by a few minutes. ;)

I hope I can express how much fun we had through my words and pictures. :goodvibes

Minnie&Nana
09-05-2011, 11:33 PM
You're third, but only by a few minutes. ;)



:rotfl: Went to another thread while posting and did not realize someone posted before me!:rotfl: Heck, third is fine!;)

justakrazymom
09-06-2011, 07:05 AM
I'm in and yep..I saw you guys around the resort..lol

lovethattink
09-06-2011, 07:09 AM
"ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE AND PIXIE DUST"
Before we really start this trip report, I have a POP QUIZ for you:
1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?
2. Which restaurant did we try to walk up to and did we get in?
3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?
4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?
5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?
6. How many characters did we meet and which ones? Which one was the best interaction?
7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?
8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?
9. What ride did we go on the most?
10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?

Read on if you want to find out the answers (and feel free to post your guesses)! :goodvibes
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I lurked your PTR. Joining in on the TR!

1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?

Being an avid Disney fan myself. Is any trip to Disney ever long enough?! I'm going to go with too short. I'm sure there are so many things you still didn't get to do.

2. Which restaurant did we try to walk up to and did we get in?

Ohana?

3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?

It rained, but no it did not affect your plans?

4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?

If you are like me, the plans went right out the door and you did not stick to them.

5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?

Room upgrade? Free cupcakes? Wedding buttons upon arrival?

6. How many characters did we meet and which ones? Which one was the best interaction?

I'm guessing the best was the fairies, because they were our best interaction? You met 12?

7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?

5?

8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?

Yes!?

9. What ride did we go on the most?

TTA/People mover?

10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?

6?

mickeystoontown
09-06-2011, 07:43 AM
I'm here and ready to hear all about your trip!

MiaBella05
09-06-2011, 09:07 AM
popcorn:: joining in popcorn::

Stan Solo
09-06-2011, 09:48 AM
Count me in!:cheer2:

Momof2Disneyboys
09-06-2011, 09:50 AM
I'm here Mel! :yay: Great start, can't wait to hear all about your trip!!

PhoenixStrength
09-06-2011, 10:19 AM
Saw your post on the POP board, so I'm in! Looking forward to your TR!

And as far as the quiz, I will agree with the PP, can any vacation to WDW be long enough? I'd say too short :goodvibes

TanzUnited99
09-06-2011, 12:35 PM
I didn't read your PTR but am joining in for this one! :thumbsup2

Congrats on the wedding and am looking forward to hearing all about Pop and the pixie dust! :goodvibes

discnewbie
09-06-2011, 12:44 PM
Subbing :yay:

I didn't read your PTR but saw your post on the POP thread.. I'll post some guesses to your questions though...

1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?
-- I'd say just perfect.

3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?
--Yes you did, but no it didn't.

4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?
--I'd say you stuck to them initially but then half way through your trip this decreased to about 50% of the time.

5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?
-- maybe, towel animals, extra fast passes, and lots of wedding well wishes?

7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?
-- I will guess 4.

8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?
--yes

10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?
--maybe 6?

ronnmel
09-07-2011, 04:48 PM
:rotfl: Went to another thread while posting and did not realize someone posted before me!:rotfl: Heck, third is fine!;)

I'm guilty of having multiple threads open at the same time.


I'm in and yep..I saw you guys around the resort..lol

Cool. :goodvibes I wonder if I did notice you, as I'm notorious for being oblivious to details and people around me. There'll even be a picture on this very subject at some point... :rotfl:

I lurked your PTR. Joining in on the TR!

1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?

Being an avid Disney fan myself. Is any trip to Disney ever long enough?! I'm going to go with too short. I'm sure there are so many things you still didn't get to do.

2. Which restaurant did we try to walk up to and did we get in?

Ohana?

3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?

It rained, but no it did not affect your plans?

4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?

If you are like me, the plans went right out the door and you did not stick to them.

5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?

Room upgrade? Free cupcakes? Wedding buttons upon arrival?

6. How many characters did we meet and which ones? Which one was the best interaction?

I'm guessing the best was the fairies, because they were our best interaction? You met 12?

7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?

5?

8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?

Yes!?

9. What ride did we go on the most?

TTA/People mover?

10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?

6?

:welcome:

You got 3 right answers, and a few that were pretty close. :thumbsup2



I'm here and ready to hear all about your trip!

Yay! Glad you are here Lisa. :banana:


popcorn:: joining in popcorn::

I'm here Mel! :yay: Great start, can't wait to hear all about your trip!!

Saw your post on the POP board, so I'm in! Looking forward to your TR!

And as far as the quiz, I will agree with the PP, can any vacation to WDW be long enough? I'd say too short :goodvibes

I didn't read your PTR but am joining in for this one! :thumbsup2

Congrats on the wedding and am looking forward to hearing all about Pop and the pixie dust! :goodvibes

Thanks, and :welcome: to all of you. :cool1:

Subbing :yay:

I didn't read your PTR but saw your post on the POP thread.. I'll post some guesses to your questions though...

1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?
-- I'd say just perfect.

3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?
--Yes you did, but no it didn't.

4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?
--I'd say you stuck to them initially but then half way through your trip this decreased to about 50% of the time.

5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?
-- maybe, towel animals, extra fast passes, and lots of wedding well wishes?

7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?
-- I will guess 4.

8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?
--yes

10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?
--maybe 6?

Thanks for joining in! You also got 3 correct answers. :yay:

lovethattink
09-07-2011, 05:04 PM
:wave2:And your gonna leave us hanging?!

Oh the suspense, lol.

ronnmel
09-07-2011, 05:16 PM
:wave2:And your gonna leave us hanging?!

Oh the suspense, lol.

Haha, sorry! :laughing: I do want to write an update today, but I didn't log on yesterday and it seems that everyone has decided to write an update yesterday, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Hopefully it won't take forever.

If the suspense is about the answers though, of course I won't tell them right now! You'll have to read to find out ;)

ronnmel
09-07-2011, 07:38 PM
Day 0 - Our First Dose of Pixie Dust

I've waited long enough before starting this trip report, so let's not waste too much time on the before and jump right into things!

It's finally here, the day we had been waiting for, time to leave for Disney! We get up at 5am, do some last minute packing (toiletries and such) and are out the door at 6am. We drive to Ron's friend's house to leave our car there, then he takes us to the airport (he lives much closer than us). It's really early and still summer so there is absolutely no traffic and we are at the airport shortly after 6:30am.

There are some lines everywhere and we are finally through custom at 7:40am (though we are in Canada we actually go through USA customs in our airport. I love that, because it means we can just step off the plane and get on our way once we hit Orlando). We eat a quick breakfast at Burger King and then wait at our gate.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/002.jpg

Flight is suppose to leave at 8:55am, but is delayed a little. Something about the pilots just arriving from Toronto or something. Finally we take off at 9:30am.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/005.jpg

I watch "Soul Surfer" on the plane, a true story about a surfer who lost her arm due to a shark attack. It was a great movie. It helps that I'm a big fan of surfing.

I see the coast of Florida!
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/012.jpg

I love how fake everything looks from a plane.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/017.jpg

We land in Orlando at 12:45pm, 40 minutes late. It's actually kind of a good thing, since apparently we just missed a thunderstorm.

We were sitting close to the back of the plane so it takes a while to get off, but that also means that we don't have to wait at all for our luggage to show up.

Oh, wait! I'm getting ahead of myself. We had to take the "not quite as cool as Disney but still kinda fun" Orlando airport monorail.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02514.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02518.jpg

I'm pretty good at getting myself oriented so we find Magical Express quickly. Our first encounter with Disney Employees. :woohoo:
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02520.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02522.jpg

There is absolutely zero lines so we go straight through. We got a real Magical Express bus! Woohoo!
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02524.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02527.jpg

The bus waited about 15 minutes, and then we were off. We got to watch the little video, then in no time we saw this:
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02526.jpg

WE'RE IN DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First stop was at Caribbean Beach Resort, our home 2 years ago. We loved it there.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/022.jpg

Our bus only had two stops and soon we get to our new home for the next 2 weeks:
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02528.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/023.jpg

I'm so excited, we are finally HERE!!! We've been waiting so long for this, dreaming about it and talking about it all the time. I put on my ears and step off the bus.

The CM welcoming us sees my ears and asks if we are celebrating anything. I say our honeymoon, so he goes to look for some buttons. He can't find any, so we thank him and go inside. We hadn't done online check-in because we wanted to have a better chance at getting our requests met.

There are no lines to be seen anywhere in the lobby and we are welcomed by a nice CM named Michael. He happily informs us that we got a king size bed as requested. We have a room on the second floor in building 3, which is in the 50s. I ask if it's pool view, as I did not want that, and he says it's a courtyard view. Sweet pixie dust!
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/203.jpg

I ask if he has "Happily Ever After" buttons. It takes him a little while and he asks someone's help, but he manages to locate some. We talk about the quite rare "Just Married" buttons and he says they *might* have some at Magic Kingdom guest relations. It's not a must for us, so we never went to look for some.

The walk to our room is really short.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/027.jpg

This is the view from standing at the end of our hallway, looking towards Classic hall (lobby & food court)
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/201.jpg

And now looking towards our room. We are a little before the T part of the building.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/202.jpg

Our room:
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/024.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03168.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03169.jpg

We got a fridge! More pixie dust. (I have now learned that it's normal for an accessible room to always have a fridge)

Love the pattern on the bed, hidden Mickey on the carpet and the art on the wall
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03166.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03172.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03170.jpg

The room is not big by any means, but it's perfect for our needs.

Let's recap all the pixie dust we've received so far(well, not necessarily pixie dust, but good points) :
-Happily Ever After buttons
-Lots of congratulations by nice CM
-Room with a quiet landscape view
-VERY close to food court
-2nd floor, King size bed
-close to Bowling Pin Pool
-Fridge in room!

I'll stop here for now.
Up Next, an Evening of Appetizers (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42564583&postcount=41)

charming23
09-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Joining in. Great start to your trip with all your pixie dust. I can't wait to hear more.

PhoenixStrength
09-07-2011, 08:26 PM
Yay for early pixie dust and a great room location!

I'm loving the pics of POP. I'm staying there in February, the second time I'll be staying there, but almost 4 years since the first time. :goodvibes

ronnmel
09-07-2011, 08:27 PM
Joining in. Great start to your trip with all your pixie dust. I can't wait to hear more.

:welcome: Charming!


Yay for early pixie dust and a great room location!

I'm loving the pics of POP. I'm staying there in February, the second time I'll be staying there, but almost 4 years since the first time. :goodvibes

POP is an awesome resort! DH even liked it more than Caribbean Beach.

inkedupmomma
09-07-2011, 08:46 PM
subbed! but wish you were posting more! we leave tomorrow, i'll hopefully y be able to read on my iphone, otherwise i'll have quite a bit of catching up to do when I get home!

Where'sPiglet?
09-07-2011, 10:13 PM
Yay! What a great start you had! I hope the rest of the trip went just as well!

I never did get around to reading the vast majority of your earlier report. Hopefully I can keep up better with this one!

Stan Solo
09-07-2011, 10:32 PM
I'm loving the photos of POP! DD and I are staying their next year and I was not sure about going from a Moderate to a Value. Now I'm starting to get excited and still I have over 11 months to go :rotfl2:

Where'sPiglet?
09-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Before we really start this trip report, I have a POP QUIZ for you:
1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?
2. Which restaurant did we try to walk up to and did we get in?
3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?
4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?
5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?
6. How many characters did we meet and which ones? Which one was the best interaction?
7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?
8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?
9. What ride did we go on the most?
10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?


Ugh.....not so good at Pop Quizzes....especially since I didn't read your PTR! :scared: Here are some wild stabs in the dark!

1. Two weeks....hmmm...perhaps a smidge too long.
2. Restaurant....could be just about anything. I'd say O'hana because I know it's possible, but somebody already guessed that. Maybe Le Cellier.
3. I'm sure you got rained on. You went to Florida in August. As far as affecting your plans....hopefully not too much!
4. Plans....probably deviated quite a bit.
5. Pixie dust....well part of this with the room location has already been told. Perhaps you got some fast pass pixie dust as well. Maybe some pixie dust with cute things like honeymoon phone calls and special treats also.
6. Characters....I was thinking maybe meeting Mickey in Toontown because that has been my best before, but that no longer exists. Maybe the best interaction was at a character meal.....Minnie Mouse. And 38 characters total.
7. TSM....in 2 weeks? 8
8. I hope you beat him at least once! Or should it ask if he ever beat you?
9. Ride most often....hmmm....maybe not something too intense. Probably TSM or Spaceship Earth since you both listed them as favorites.
10. Record fastpasses at one time? Maybe 4 each.

lovethattink
09-08-2011, 07:06 AM
Great start! Hurray for the pixie dust! You had a great room location.

We're staying at Pop in November, always look forward to head back there.

indychristine
09-08-2011, 08:10 AM
Great start to your trip report! Can't wait to read more. I leave on my first solo trip in 7 days! I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of your report. Love the pics!
We stayed at Pop one year and really enjoyed it.
Congratulations on your wedding!! :)

mickeystoontown
09-08-2011, 10:38 AM
I hate that your flight was delayed and that you didn't get to Orlando on time but, as you said, it sounds like that was a good thing since you guys avoided the storm.

It sounds like your trip is getting off to a fabulous start! The pictures around the resort and of the room are great.

TanzUnited99
09-08-2011, 11:08 AM
:woohoo: on getting a real ME bus, the pins, your room request and a fridge in the room!!

What a great start to the trip! Love the pics of Pop :goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
09-08-2011, 12:24 PM
Looks like your vacation was off to a great start!! :cool1: Can't wait to read more.

Lady and the Buc
09-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Joining now! :thumbsup2 Sounds like a great time, I am taking DF if a few weeks!

Now taking a shot on the pop quiz:

1. Trip was a few days too long
2. Le Cellier
3. Yes; no
4. I'd say after the first few days barely
5. Room upgrade
6. 9
7. 4
8. no
9. Soarin'
10. 7

PIRATEGIRL007
09-08-2011, 05:21 PM
I'm in, can't wait to read more.

sjs314
09-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Sounds like once you got to Disney everything was looking up, just a slight bump in the road with the plane leaving late. Can't wait to read more.

ronnmel
09-08-2011, 08:57 PM
:welcome: to all my new readers!

subbed! but wish you were posting more! we leave tomorrow, i'll hopefully y be able to read on my iphone, otherwise i'll have quite a bit of catching up to do when I get home!

Awww, sorry I was not able to post more updates before you left. Have fun in Disney! And I'm happy to have you on my TR. :)


Yay! What a great start you had! I hope the rest of the trip went just as well!

I never did get around to reading the vast majority of your earlier report. Hopefully I can keep up better with this one!

We did have an awesome start to the trip! And I hope you stick with me on this TR. :goodvibes


I'm loving the photos of POP! DD and I are staying their next year and I was not sure about going from a Moderate to a Value. Now I'm starting to get excited and still I have over 11 months to go :rotfl2:

Caribbean Beach was beautiful, but POP is just so much fun and VERY convenient. I hope you and your DD love it just as much as we did! 11 months is a long time to wait, I remember starting my wedding countdown a year before and it seemed to take forever... and then you kinda forget about it and POOF! It's here!


Ugh.....not so good at Pop Quizzes....especially since I didn't read your PTR! :scared: Here are some wild stabs in the dark!

1. Two weeks....hmmm...perhaps a smidge too long.
2. Restaurant....could be just about anything. I'd say O'hana because I know it's possible, but somebody already guessed that. Maybe Le Cellier.
3. I'm sure you got rained on. You went to Florida in August. As far as affecting your plans....hopefully not too much!
4. Plans....probably deviated quite a bit.
5. Pixie dust....well part of this with the room location has already been told. Perhaps you got some fast pass pixie dust as well. Maybe some pixie dust with cute things like honeymoon phone calls and special treats also.
6. Characters....I was thinking maybe meeting Mickey in Toontown because that has been my best before, but that no longer exists. Maybe the best interaction was at a character meal.....Minnie Mouse. And 38 characters total.
7. TSM....in 2 weeks? 8
8. I hope you beat him at least once! Or should it ask if he ever beat you?
9. Ride most often....hmmm....maybe not something too intense. Probably TSM or Spaceship Earth since you both listed them as favorites.
10. Record fastpasses at one time? Maybe 4 each.

Wow! You have 5, almost 6 correct answers!


Great start! Hurray for the pixie dust! You had a great room location.

We're staying at Pop in November, always look forward to head back there.

We really did have an awesome room location! This will be hard to beat on future trip. Part of me wants to try almost all of the resorts, but I also loved POP so much I want to go back. DH is more a creature of habit and his heart is now sold on POP.

Great start to your trip report! Can't wait to read more. I leave on my first solo trip in 7 days! I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of your report. Love the pics!
We stayed at Pop one year and really enjoyed it.
Congratulations on your wedding!! :)


Thank you! So lucky to be leaving in a week! I don't think my DH would ever let me make a solo trip, he'd be way too jealous. :rotfl:

ronnmel
09-08-2011, 09:02 PM
I hate that your flight was delayed and that you didn't get to Orlando on time but, as you said, it sounds like that was a good thing since you guys avoided the storm.

It sounds like your trip is getting off to a fabulous start! The pictures around the resort and of the room are great.

Yeah, a delayed flight is no fun, but I kinda prefer being stuck in the plane waiting for it to leave at home, then stuck in a plane waiting to be allowed to disembark in Orlando. By that time the excitement was just too much, I wanted to get to there!

:woohoo: on getting a real ME bus, the pins, your room request and a fridge in the room!!

What a great start to the trip! Love the pics of Pop :goodvibes

Even though we didn't get anything big like a room upgrade (though I'm not sure how much of an upgrade we could have gotten at POP, since almost all preferred rooms are pool view and we did NOT want that), but we truly did appreciate all the little details. All day my DH kept saying how much he loved all the little things. He even wanted me to name the trip report "It's all in the little things" or something like that. :cloud9:

Looks like your vacation was off to a great start!! :cool1: Can't wait to read more.

And the day just kept getting better...

Joining now! :thumbsup2 Sounds like a great time, I am taking DF if a few weeks!

Now taking a shot on the pop quiz:

1. Trip was a few days too long
2. Le Cellier
3. Yes; no
4. I'd say after the first few days barely
5. Room upgrade
6. 9
7. 4
8. no
9. Soarin'
10. 7

:welcome: You only have one right answer, but it's one that no one else has gotten right so far. :thumbsup2


I'm in, can't wait to read more.

I'll try finishing day 0 tonight.

Sounds like once you got to Disney everything was looking up, just a slight bump in the road with the plane leaving late. Can't wait to read more.

A very slight bump. I was all smile all day. :goodvibes

Joyciemc
09-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Great start to your trip! Love seeing the pics of POP Century- one of my favorite places to stay!

Cannot wait to read all about your honeymoon!!!

lovethattink
09-08-2011, 09:16 PM
:

We really did have an awesome room location! This will be hard to beat on future trip. Part of me wants to try almost all of the resorts, but I also loved POP so much I want to go back. DH is more a creature of habit and his heart is now sold on POP.

We set out to try every resort. We stayed at the Beach Club, Boardwalk villas, SSR, POR, CBR, CSR, POP, All Star Movies, Sports, and Music. We easily found our favorites and just keep on repeating. We ARE trying a new one in December, POFQ.

ronnmel
09-08-2011, 10:16 PM
Day 0 part 2 - An Evening of Appetizers

I didn't explicitly mention it in my first update, but one big pixie dust was that our room was ready when we checked-in. After we dropped off our bags (and after I checked for bed bugs) we made our way to Everything POP, which is part souvenir store, part food court.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/028.jpg

We got our refillable that came with the QSDP.
We got our wedding colors!
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03004.jpg

We were starving! We got an Angus BBQ burger and fries to share, with a bottle of water and a fruit cup. It was plenty enough for the both of us. I'm sorry, we forgot to take a picture. I promise this did not happen too often. Here are some more pictures of the food court instead.

Two of the four counters serving food:
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03232.jpg

Grab N Go section
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03231.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03229.jpg

Cashiers
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03230.jpg

Drinks, condiments, microwave and such station
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/POP%20Century/DSC03233.jpg


For those of you who followed my PTR you may remember that we were considering many different options as to what to do on arrival day. I had often mentioned to DH that we would probably just take a nap since we had to get up so early to be at the airport. He, however, thought we would be way too excited to just rest and that we would for sure want to do something. So, who was right?

I was! It was about 3pm by the time we finished eating lunch. We went back to the room to nap/watch TV until about 5pm. We got ready then walked around the resort a little. We didn't take many pictures, but we took a bigger walk later in the trip.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/026.jpg

We went to the bus stop. In the 15 minutes it took for the MK bus to show we saw three HS buses. AT MK we did not go in (we only had 10 park days tickets and did not want to *waste* them on less than a full day), but went straight to the ferry that goes tot the TTC.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02533.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02537.jpg

I love being on a boat! We went on the upper deck, there was a nice breeze.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02534.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02535.jpg

It was also getting close to sunset so it was quite pretty.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02538.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02539.jpg

I quite enjoy the walk from the TTC to the Poly. It's so close! And very pretty.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02541.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02543.jpg

We were way too early for our ADR so we just walked around and enjoyed the beautiful grounds.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02544.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02545.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02555.jpg

We sat on a swing on the beach, looking at the Magic Kingdom. It was so nice to slow down and soak it all in. We finally were at Disney. So close to the Magic Kingdom, but can't go in just yet.


We saw quite a few animals
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02547.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02552.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02553.jpg
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Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42565095&postcount=42)

ronnmel
09-08-2011, 10:57 PM
Day 0 part 2 - An Evening of Appetizers

We walked around some more. Oh how we would love to stay at the Poly one day!
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02561.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02560.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02562.jpg

Saw an impromptu hidden Mickey
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02563.jpg

Wedding Pavilion. We are so renewing our vows there when we win the lottery. yes, I said when, not if. Gotta think positive! :laughing:
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02564.jpg

We went inside and checked out the lobby.
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02567.jpg

We looked through the shop, where we almost bought this cute Lilo & Stitch picture frame. I was hesitating between two, which were both on sale. I couldn't decide which one so I thought I'd come back later to get it, but I never did. :sad2:
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%200%20-%20Arrival%20Day/DSC02570.jpg


We went in the art store where I feel in love with many of the artworks. I picked out all the ones I want to buy when we win the jackpot. ;) Sorry, was too mesmerized to take pictures.


More hidden Mickeys
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Our ADR for the night was Kona Cafe
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Before checking in we checked out the sushi bar
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We were handed a pager. I only had time to take this photo before we were called in
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We were seated in a cute little booth in a corner near the dessert bar. It felt a little more private and quiet than the rest of the restaurant so I was quite pleased.

Our drinks were Island Sunset for Ron and Kona Cool Sundown for me. Ron thought his drink was very tasty and sorta like a smoothie.
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As for me, I kinda wish I hadn't been persuaded out of trying the other drink I was hesitating between as my drink was basically a regular vodka-cranberry. Good, just not special.
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Our waitress was Malia and she was very nice. She took our picture.
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First we got the most DELICIOUS bread I have ever tasted! I believe it's a sweet bread (so warm and soft!) with an unbelievable macadamia nut butter. It taste like food sent from heaven! I could have ate just that and be happy, but I stopped myself. Sorry for no picture, but it just looks like normal bread.

Ron also got Tuna Poke as an appetizer, which he said was amazing. It's a slightly spicy, slightly salty tuna salad served on a crispy cracker.
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Despite the awesome food (or maybe because of it) Ron is starting to feel quite tired and a bit queasy. It's been a long day. Will we last until Wishes?

For our entrees I got Pan-Asian Noodles. The noodles were tasty, but the chicken was a tiny bit bland. It was also very filling (okay, maybe it was the bread...), so I took the rest to go.
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Ron got a very good New York Strip Teriyaki Steak with rice.It was extremmely filling however. He said he was to stuffed to think! Hahaha
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We're way too full for dessert, so we pay and leave. As much as I like to stay for Wishes, I too am very tired and Wishes is still 90 minutes away. No way we can last that long.

I feel like being on a boat again so we make our way to the dock. We have a bit of a wait for the boat, but leave just before the Electric Water Pageant starts. We do get to see a little of it as we head towards MK. Kinda like an appetizer of what's to come. So nice to feel the breeze again.
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As we exit the boat we have yet another appetizer: a glimpse of the Main Street Electrical Parade through the tunnels under the train station.

Then as we walk towards the bus we get our last "appetizer" of the evening: a glimpse at another night time show; the fireworks from Illuminations.

There is no wait for the bus and it's almost empty as the parade is still going on. We are back at POP by 9:30pm, watch a little TV and finally go to bed.


Up Next, which character is flirting with me and who's a true gentleman? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42581294&postcount=53)

ronnmel
09-08-2011, 11:04 PM
Great start to your trip! Love seeing the pics of POP Century- one of my favorite places to stay!

Cannot wait to read all about your honeymoon!!!

Glad you are here! I can understand why POP is one of your favorite places to stay, we had an awesome time there!


We set out to try every resort. We stayed at the Beach Club, Boardwalk villas, SSR, POR, CBR, CSR, POP, All Star Movies, Sports, and Music. We easily found our favorites and just keep on repeating. We ARE trying a new one in December, POFQ.

So lucky!! Which ones are your favorites? Out of those you mentioned I'd love to try Beach Club the most. POFQ is the next resort I would stay at if we can afford moderate.

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
09-08-2011, 11:44 PM
It sounds like you had a great first day! Yay for getting your king bed request! And it sounds like your location was great. That is so important! Love the view, too! I really want to stay at Pop sometime. It looks like such a fun place.

Your Poly pictures are making me want to go back so badly! I just love that resort, even more so now after the fact. Dinner at Kona sounds yummy! :goodvibes

Amy276
09-09-2011, 02:15 AM
Your trip report is bringing back fond memories of my own Disneymoon in 2009. We also stayed at Pop and fell in love with the resort. It is just such a fun place to stay. And we also started our Disneymoon off with dinner at Kona. You are right, that bread is awesome! I can't wait to read more.

lovethattink
09-09-2011, 07:11 AM
That's alot of appetizers! ;) How wonderful that you got to wet your appetite for Disney as you went to and from dinner.

This is the 2nd review of Kona I've seen for dinner. I'm sold! We will try it sometime! Ate lunch there years ago with TLinden16, but we didn't get that sweet bread!

The Poly is such a beautiful resort! The landscaping is so pretty. IMHO it has one of the prettiest lobbies, so lush and tropical. I've been to the Poly a gazillion times and I don't remember seeing that stream. Will have to look for it the next time we head there.

You were just steps away from a Dole Whip machine when you took pics of the waterslide and pool. Right behind you at Capt'n Cooks!! You could have had dessert as the first course, as you tried out the hammock!

Love the pics of Pop too! Did you get to do the hustle during your stay? The button they give out for it is cute.

lovethattink
09-09-2011, 07:20 AM
So lucky!! Which ones are your favorites? Out of those you mentioned I'd love to try Beach Club the most. POFQ is the next resort I would stay at if we can afford moderate.

My husband and I have been married 20 years!! Perhaps in another 20 years your list will grow as well!

My favorite value is POP!! (though we were very sad when they removed the slushy machines!!)

Favorite MOD so far is CSR!!!! (once I stay at POFQ for 1st time, I will be more definative on favorite MOD)

Favorite DVC resort is SSR!! (stayed at SSR and BWV, but have visited friends when they stayed at OKW, BCV, and AKV.)

The only deluxe we stayed at was the Beach Club. We stayed there our first 2 Disney vacations. The first time was right after we were married. The second time was when oldest son was a toddler. I'd love to stay there again some time!! IMHO, Storm along Bay is THE BEST pool on property!!! Just can't justify the difference in price for BC. I'd rather stay more often at a less expensive resort!!

TanzUnited99
09-09-2011, 11:04 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics of Everything Pop! :thumbsup2

Yeah, I can imagine you guys would be tired after being up so early that day but yay on having a teaser of things to come! Love that you took the ferry over to TTC and then walked to the Poly - I would also love to stay at that resort one day! :laughing:

Sounds like you had a great first night meal.

ronnmel
09-09-2011, 06:52 PM
It sounds like you had a great first day! Yay for getting your king bed request! And it sounds like your location was great. That is so important! Love the view, too! I really want to stay at Pop sometime. It looks like such a fun place.

Your Poly pictures are making me want to go back so badly! I just love that resort, even more so now after the fact. Dinner at Kona sounds yummy! :goodvibes

We were so lucky with the location and the king bed.
It might be hard coming from a dream honeymoon at the Poly and going to a value, but as long as you don't expect something similar you could be fine. POP is great!


Your trip report is bringing back fond memories of my own Disneymoon in 2009. We also stayed at Pop and fell in love with the resort. It is just such a fun place to stay. And we also started our Disneymoon off with dinner at Kona. You are right, that bread is awesome! I can't wait to read more.

How cool that we both Disneymooned at POP and ate at Kona first. :goodvibes


That's alot of appetizers! ;) How wonderful that you got to wet your appetite for Disney as you went to and from dinner.

This is the 2nd review of Kona I've seen for dinner. I'm sold! We will try it sometime! Ate lunch there years ago with TLinden16, but we didn't get that sweet bread!

The Poly is such a beautiful resort! The landscaping is so pretty. IMHO it has one of the prettiest lobbies, so lush and tropical. I've been to the Poly a gazillion times and I don't remember seeing that stream. Will have to look for it the next time we head there.

You were just steps away from a Dole Whip machine when you took pics of the waterslide and pool. Right behind you at Capt'n Cooks!! You could have had dessert as the first course, as you tried out the hammock!

Love the pics of Pop too! Did you get to do the hustle during your stay? The button they give out for it is cute.

We really couldn't have asked for a better first day, getting a little taste of everything before really jumping into it.

You have to try that bread! I'm craving it right now. I think Kona might have to become a regular place for us.

The stream is somewhere between Samoa, the great ceremonial house and the volcano pool.

Though Dole Whip would've been great, I needed to be as hungry as possible for the greatness of Kona. But we did get to try it later on in the trip. ;)


My husband and I have been married 20 years!! Perhaps in another 20 years your list will grow as well!

My favorite value is POP!! (though we were very sad when they removed the slushy machines!!)

Favorite MOD so far is CSR!!!! (once I stay at POFQ for 1st time, I will be more definative on favorite MOD)

Favorite DVC resort is SSR!! (stayed at SSR and BWV, but have visited friends when they stayed at OKW, BCV, and AKV.)

The only deluxe we stayed at was the Beach Club. We stayed there our first 2 Disney vacations. The first time was right after we were married. The second time was when oldest son was a toddler. I'd love to stay there again some time!! IMHO, Storm along Bay is THE BEST pool on property!!! Just can't justify the difference in price for BC. I'd rather stay more often at a less expensive resort!!

I don't know that we'll ever have the budget to travel to Disney more often than every 5-6 years, but I sure hope so! We might celebrate each milestone anniversary there...


Thanks for sharing the pics of Everything Pop! :thumbsup2

Yeah, I can imagine you guys would be tired after being up so early that day but yay on having a teaser of things to come! Love that you took the ferry over to TTC and then walked to the Poly - I would also love to stay at that resort one day! :laughing:

Sounds like you had a great first night meal.

Poly is our dream resort. It's got the best of everything for us : the tropical setting I love so much, on the monorail, view of Wishes, a great pool. Ron just priced out for fun how much it would cost us to stay there in the best possible room concierge level for 2 weeks, with premium annual passes, and it came to a total over 12,000$. Where's that lottery ticket? :rotfl:

Joyciemc
09-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Reading about your Kona dinner made me hungry! That Tuna appetizer looks really yummy! And I could eat pounds of Kona's bread... soooo good!

okw19
09-10-2011, 11:38 AM
HI! Joining in! What a great arrival day. I can't wait to read more. A two-week Disneymoon is my dream honeymoon. :goodvibes

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 11:52 AM
Reading about your Kona dinner made me hungry! That Tuna appetizer looks really yummy! And I could eat pounds of Kona's bread... soooo good!

I wish there was a way to have that bread delivered to my home right now. :laughing:


HI! Joining in! What a great arrival day. I can't wait to read more. A two-week Disneymoon is my dream honeymoon. :goodvibes

:welcome: It really was a dream honeymoon.


I don't have any plans for today other than to RELAX! so I should be able to put up another update later. :)

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Day 1 part 1 - "Hey Rafiki! That's MY Wife!"

Our first park day! We got up at 7am, which became our regular time. Ron had my leftover noodles for breakfast while I got some cereals and milk from the food court.

By 8am we were on a bus to Animal Kingdom. It's our second trip and both times we've started in this park. Maybe next time we'll try something new?

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Since we got there so early we are front and center at the rope for the little show. I remember two years ago rope drop was on Discovery Island, but this it's in the Oasis, steps away from the turnstiles.

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Hidden Mickey on the right

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Our first ride of the trip is something we missed last time: Kilimanjaro Safari. We get FP for later and then walk on the ride.

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I have about 50 safari pictures, so I'll just post a few.

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I really enjoyed the safari and how long it lasts, but I was a bit disappointed not to see any giraffes.

We exit the safari and go to Asia to get FPs for Kali River Rapid. We get a photopass picture taken along the way.

Speaking of which, I hope I get the CD not too long after I order it so I can include the pictures in the TR. Anyone know how long it takes to receive it?

Back in Africa Ron gets a coffee while I take some photos.

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It was not really crowded yet.

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We want to go to Rafiki's Planet Watch so Ron asks if he's allowed to bring his coffee on the train. The CM jokes that it'll only be a problem if Ron spills some on himself. Haha So on the train we go.

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Ron and his coffee, which he did not spill.

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As we approach the Conservation Station a CM hands me what looks like a brown rock. I take it then ask what it is. Rhino poop. Oh great! LOL

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Inside a CM is a presentation on owls. It's interesting so we listen in. One girl, about 9-10, happens to be fascinated with owls so that was nice for her!

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In the vet lab some rats are getting their annual check-up. I was looking forward to seeing vets work on some animal, but they are not talking through the procedure at all so it's kinda boring.

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A couple of characters are coming out so we get in line to meet them. First up is Rafiki. He keeps giving me kisses and flirting with me, while making weird noises every time he looks at Ron, kinda saying to him "I don't like you". Ron doesn't like him either.

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I'm having a blast!

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Ron and Rafiki stop fighting long enough to get a good picture
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When it was time to leave Rafiki he kissed my hand... then my arm... then my cheek. He wouldn't let me go! Ron had to grab hold of my other arm and pull me away. "Hey Rafiki! That's MY Wife!" I was loving all the attention. When do you ever get your husband and a monkey fight over you?

Next up is Jiminy Cricket. When he realizes it's our honeymoon he insists on Ron and I standing close together. What a gentleman!

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While waiting in line for Jiminy Cricket we were looking at this guy acting like a monkey and rolling on the floor. I think he was trying to attract kids to the kidcot station (is that how they are called in AK?). He was hilarious!

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Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42581650&postcount=55)

Disneyfreak616
09-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Really enjoying the TR so far! I love the looks of Pop! I want to stay there someday, but it will probably have to wait until I'm off on my own because we're DVC members now! :banana:

Yay Kona! I love that place. The bread is AMAZING. I always get the steak that Ron got. :thumbsup2 Delish!

LOL about Rafiki and Ron fighting over you. Too cute.

Can't wait for more!

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 01:58 PM
Day 1 part 1 cont'd - "Hey Rafiki! That's MY Wife!"

I forgot to get an autograph from Rafiki so I went back. I forgot to say please, so he wasn't sure if he wanted to sign or not. His handler was joking with him, telling him to make sure to spell his name right. He made a crazy motion then pointed at her. He drew a heart next to his name. I love you too Rafiki!

We continued exploring the Conservation Station and went into a sound booth to listen to sounds of the rainforest. The darkness and the rain sounds were making me sleepy so we didn't stay in there long.

I walked back towards the entrance because I wanted to find at least one hidden Mickey in the mural that I had seen in another TR (thanks Mickeytoonstown!)

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We went outside to the petting station where a very nice CM gave us tips on romantic things to do in Disney. We already knew them (like visiting other resorts such as the Poly and watching Wishes from there), but we listened and thanked her.

A kid came up to her and asked about a hidden Mickey on a black sheep. Turns out they shaved a Mickey head on it's butt. Cute! We tried taking a picture, but the sheep was sleeping and we failed. Here's me with another sheep instead.

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We took the train back to Harambe.

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We were allowed to get new FPs so we chose Expedition Everest. We then walked to Dinosaur, but the line was out of the building so we turned around. the 11:45am presentation of Finding Nemo was about to start so we went in. Awwww, air conditioning!

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Ron absolutely adored the show! It's his new favorite. I liked it too, but I still prefer Festival of the Lion King.

We walked back to Dinosaur to get FPs then it was time for lunch. We chose Yak & Yeti where we both got the honey chicken.

We were both hot and hungry so things got a little tense while trying to find a place to sit and I forgot to take a picture. Sorry. Anyway it's in one of those chinese food boxes so you can't really see anything. It also makes it hard to eat because all the rice is at the bottom and we like to have a bit of both in the same bite (rice and chicken). Probably didn't help that we were eating on a tiny and unstable round table.

We had gotten frozen lemonade for dessert, but we were both so full that we gave them away to a family sitting nearby. I liked passing on some pixie dust.

This part of the TR doesn't have enough pictures, so here's one of my a shadow of my ears.

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We really needed a place to get out of the heat again so we went to watch It's Tough to be a Bug. This show makes me laugh, I like it a lot!

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Then we got our 5th set of FP for the day, EE again. We hadn't even started using them! And no, that's not our record number of fastpasses held at one time.

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We finally started using our FP and rode Everest.

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I didn't feel as bad as I did two years ago, but I still hated the backward part. It's such a beautiful coaster, but it makes me queasy.

We used our Dinosaur FPs next. I love the ride, but I don't get how people are so scared. It's a lot of fun, but the big dinosaur doesn't startle me at all. And I'm someone who is scared easily!


Remember how I said EE did not make me feel that bad? Well, I take it back. I was HOT and no matter how much water I drank I did not feel better. Our water was kinda warm so I got a cup of ice water, which helped a bit. But then we had to walk in the scorching sun to Kali River Rapid.

I was getting worried about overheating and Ron was getting grumpy because of my non-desire to ride EE again. I think the fact that we were going on KRR was not helping his grumpiness since he hates getting wet.

Speaking of which, even with FPs it took a little while to get on the ride. Maybe 15 minutes, which is not incredibly long, but in the heat it felt worse.

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Here comes the wave!

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I got partly soaked, but unfortunately not my head. It did help make me feel better though.

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We walked through the Maharaja Trek

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Even the tiger was hot and was in the pool

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Here are some more pictures from the trek. It's such a beautiful place with lots of details!

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Up Next, more characters interactions thanks to my ears. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42591762&postcount=71)

Disneyfreak616
09-10-2011, 02:02 PM
Woah! That's a LOT of FP's!! What an awesome day! :thumbsup2

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Loving it all so far!

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 02:11 PM
Really enjoying the TR so far! I love the looks of Pop! I want to stay there someday, but it will probably have to wait until I'm off on my own because we're DVC members now! :banana:

Yay Kona! I love that place. The bread is AMAZING. I always get the steak that Ron got. :thumbsup2 Delish!

LOL about Rafiki and Ron fighting over you. Too cute.

Can't wait for more!

yay! I'm so glad you joined in. :cool1:

So jealous that you are DVC members! Is that new from your recent trip?

At first Kona was just a place for us to eat before watching Wishes, but it turned out to be the highlight of the night and now a new favorite. :wizard:

Rafiki was awesome. :lovestruc

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 02:14 PM
Woah! That's a LOT of FP's!! What an awesome day! :thumbsup2

We got even more FPs at another park later on in the trip! I love how they accept late FPs, it helps with touring a lot.


Loving it all so far!

:thumbsup2

Shaniyah
09-10-2011, 02:23 PM
OMG Yaaayyy! I am so happy to see you started you TR. I have not read it yet, but I wanted to let you know I'm in!!

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
09-10-2011, 03:15 PM
What a fun morning! Your story about Rafiki is too funny! I love when characters really get into interacted with people. I feel the same way about Dinosaur! I frighten really easily, too, and in my pictures on the ride I never look even the least bit startled. :lmao: Ooohh, love all of those FPs. We had a day like that, too (at the MK) but sadly we didn't get to use too many of them.

lovethattink
09-10-2011, 04:48 PM
Looks like you had AK all to yourselves!! Great interaction with Rafiki!

discnewbie
09-10-2011, 07:11 PM
Love the Rafiki interaction!!

Based on your experiences with Yak and Yeti, would you recommend it? I'll be on the QSDP as well so it's always interesting to hear from those who have "been there".

Can't wait to read more! popcorn::

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 07:57 PM
OMG Yaaayyy! I am so happy to see you started you TR. I have not read it yet, but I wanted to let you know I'm in!!

Hope you enjoy the read. :)


What a fun morning! Your story about Rafiki is too funny! I love when characters really get into interacted with people. I feel the same way about Dinosaur! I frighten really easily, too, and in my pictures on the ride I never look even the least bit startled. :lmao: Ooohh, love all of those FPs. We had a day like that, too (at the MK) but sadly we didn't get to use too many of them.

It's a lot of fun when characters do more than just sign and take a picture.
We too came back to the room with a some FPs left unused a few times.


Looks like you had AK all to yourselves!! Great interaction with Rafiki!

Crowds were really light that morning, especially around Rafiki's Planet Watch. It did get more crowded as the day went on. Kali River even ran out of fastpasses, though that might be more due to the heat than the crowd.


Love the Rafiki interaction!!

Based on your experiences with Yak and Yeti, would you recommend it? I'll be on the QSDP as well so it's always interesting to hear from those who have "been there".

Can't wait to read more! popcorn::

Rafiki was definively one of my favorites character interactions (POP quiz answer). My other favorites come up way later in the trip.

We both liked the honey chicken at Yak & Yeti and would eat it again. We would have refereed to have it on a plate though, easier to eat a little bit of everything all at once instead of having to dig all the way down the box for the rice. The only complaint I have is that it gets very crowded and the seating area seems to always be full. We had to walk down the path towards Africa to find some tables by the water.

Disneyfreak616
09-10-2011, 08:05 PM
yay! I'm so glad you joined in. :cool1:

So jealous that you are DVC members! Is that new from your recent trip?

At first Kona was just a place for us to eat before watching Wishes, but it turned out to be the highlight of the night and now a new favorite. :wizard:

Rafiki was awesome. :lovestruc

Glad to be here!

It IS! I am SO excited about it! You'll hear all about it in my next TR. :)

I know! I wasn't too excited about it the first time I went but it is now a family favorite. :thumbsup2

Gotta love him. :goodvibes



We got even more FPs at another park later on in the trip! I love how they accept late FPs, it helps with touring a lot.

I love it too! It makes life a LOT easier. :thumbsup2

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 08:17 PM
Glad to be here!

It IS! I am SO excited about it! You'll hear all about it in my next TR. :)



Oh, can't wait to read about it!

PhoenixStrength
09-10-2011, 10:07 PM
I love your interaction with Rafiki! I had a funny interaction with Naveen and Tiana at the end of MVMCP last November. It just makes it all the more fun when they get into character and have fun with you.

That's a lot of FPs! I've never taken pictures while riding KRR, too afraid the water would destroy my camera. I do take pictures from the line though.

ronnmel
09-11-2011, 01:17 PM
Hi lurkers! Don't be shy, say hello. :wave2:

The plan today was to work on my photopass pictures, but the site won't let me edit anything. As much as I loved getting my picture taken by all the photopass photographers and really got a good use of it, I'm frustrated beyond belief with the photopass website. It's very slow to edit everything and not user friendly at all. I wish there was a way to view multiple pictures at a time while making edits so I could decide which border I like best. I also would love to be able to put the photos I've already worked on in a different folder so I don't have to go through them again to get to the ones I haven't done.

Anyway, vent over. Since I can't do that, I'll post an update instead!

I love your interaction with Rafiki! I had a funny interaction with Naveen and Tiana at the end of MVMCP last November. It just makes it all the more fun when they get into character and have fun with you.

That's a lot of FPs! I've never taken pictures while riding KRR, too afraid the water would destroy my camera. I do take pictures from the line though.

I did not see Tiana at all while I was at Magic Kingdom. Where does she usually do meet & greets?

I bought a water proof camera last year and I love it! I can now take pictures at the beach, at the pool, at the water parks, on water rides and even in the rain. It's not very good for indoor or night shots, but amazing for underwater or bright summer days.

disneybarbie
09-11-2011, 01:36 PM
Hi Mel.. I'm here!

All caught up and subscribing popcorn::

Everything looks fantastic so far.. I've not been to Pop Century, loved seeing your photos of the resort - I really like the 'Disney Fifties' picture in the room, and the food court looks amazing!

That was a nice way to spend you first evening at the Polynesian.. we loved Kona Cafe last December - Steve had that steak Ron had and still says it was one of the best he's ever had :thumbsup2

Enjoying the day at Animal Kingdom so far... I'm impressed you took photos, it's a really scenic ride but we've always hidden our cameras away on it! All the pictures are great :goodvibes:


Looking forward to more,


Emma princess: x

PhoenixStrength
09-11-2011, 01:37 PM
Hi lurkers! Don't be shy, say hello. :wave2:

The plan today was to work on my photopass pictures, but the site won't let me edit anything. As much as I loved getting my picture taken by all the photopass photographers and really got a good use of it, I'm frustrated beyond belief with the photopass website. It's very slow to edit everything and not user friendly at all. I wish there was a way to view multiple pictures at a time while making edits so I could decide which border I like best. I also would love to be able to put the photos I've already worked on in a different folder so I don't have to go through them again to get to the ones I haven't done.

Anyway, vent over. Since I can't do that, I'll post an update instead!



I did not see Tiana at all while I was at Magic Kingdom. Where does she usually do meet & greets?

I bought a water proof camera last year and I love it! I can now take pictures at the beach, at the pool, at the water parks, on water rides and even in the rain. It's not very good for indoor or night shots, but amazing for underwater or bright summer days.


That night they were in the gazebo behind the Christmas shop, though I'm not sure if that is the normal place for her or not.

I am considering buying a water proof camera, but I haven't decided yet. Your pictures of KRR though make me want to go get one! :lmao:

ronnmel
09-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Day 1 part 2 - These Ears Sure Get Us A Lot Of Attention!

After we exited Maharaja Trek we started walking towards Africa so we could use our Safari FP. The parade was about to start, so we decided to find a shaded spot and sit down. It had to go all the way around the park first before it got to us, so we had quite a bit of a wait. At least we were sitting down and not in the sun anymore. Plus, I got to catch up on writing in my journal.

I was still very hot so I poured some water on my head.

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The Minnie bridal ears really helped single us out from the crowd and we got lots of attention from the characters in the parade.

King Louie gave me a kiss and shook Ron's hand, after clapping to congratulate us. Baloo rubbed my face.

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Timon made Ron and I kiss, then congratulated us as well.

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Ron yelled out to Chip & Dale "You rock!" and one of them came to shake our hands. Several families get to ride on some floats and one woman gave us the thumbs up for our marriage.

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Overall we really enjoyed the parade. It has great music and very colorful floats. Here are some more pictures of it.

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Besides the fact that the parade was great, sitting down helped a LOT and I had a second wind after. It helped that the sun was on its way down and there was a lot more shade.

The second the parade was over we hightailed it through the back path to Africa. We actually even beat the parade there.

We went to the Pangani Forest Trail.

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We learned about the naked rats. They are completely blond and walk backward as their tail is what tells them where obstacles are. They live underground and never come out. (2011-09-12 *Ron here...actually I think Mel meant to write "Blind" NOT Blond. And, I'd like to take the opportunity to apologize to any Blonds out there who may have been offended at the comment. Both Mel and myself like blonds and find them very intelligent...really!!! Hee hee hee).

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They also sleep one on top of the other to help stay warm.

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We saw some birds

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The gorilla was just sitting there, posing for everyone.

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The mom and baby were already gone for the night, as it was close to their feeding and bed time, but this other female was laying there.

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A few more pictures from the trail

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I love the mist, it gives a whole different feeling

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Continued in Next Post (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42592091&postcount=72)

ronnmel
09-11-2011, 02:13 PM
Day 1 part 2 cont'd- These Ears Sure Get Us A Lot Of Attention!

I really wanted to ride the safari late in the day as I had heard the animals would be more active. It was about 5pm and our fastpasses were for 9:30am so the guy kinda questioned us, but he let us through. Turns out we did not need any FP at all as we made it through the merge before hitting the line.

We got lucky and got a full row just for the two of us! That meant we could each sit on one side and take pictures, or slide across the bench to the other side.

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This time we saw lots of giraffes!

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Lots of other animals out and about as well. Since there were a lot less trucks the driver was stopping often to let us take pictures.

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Both times today the shaky bridge was working, and both times some mother got really scared. Funny!

Africa was really empty by then as it was close to closing time. Great for photos!

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I was feeling really fine by then. Ron did not want to ride Everest alone and was just going to give away our FP so I decided to ride with him. Was it a mistake? We'll find out soon, but for now let's look at the pictures we took from the ride.

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Yes, it was a mistake. The backward in the dark part made me feel queasy again, and the big turn with the high G force just finished me. I got a huge knot in my throat that luckily mostly went away as we walked.

I wanted some ice water, but all carts and CS were closed. I thought being in air air conditioned bus would help. NAH! My motion sickness kicked in real hard and by the time we made it back to POP I was feeling super dizzy and queasy. :sick:

I did not tell Ron though, and when he asked me questions he mistook my "concentrating really hard on keeping it together" for me "attacking" him. He got upset, but luckily it didn't last too long. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for my dizziness. I spent a long time just lying on the bed waiting for it to past. (I didn't sleep, as though I love the concept of napping, I rarely ever fall asleep).

I tried calling my mom, but by the time I felt okay enough to talk on the phone my step-dad had already left her. For those who did not read my trip report, my mom has brain cancer. It has really weakened her so she cannot live at home anymore. While I was in Cuba for my wedding she got super sick and had to be rushed to the hospital, so now I worry a lot when I leave on vacation. This will come into play again later.

Finally around 8pm I felt okay enough to go eat dinner. We went to Everything POP where I had cheese pizza and Ron had vegetable lasagna. He loved it! Said it was super yummy and considered having it again every time we ate at POP.

Sorry for the lack of picture, both cameras were charging at this point.

After dinner we put on our swimsuits and went to the bowling pin pool. Unlike moderate and deluxe resorts you have to bring your own towel, but you can get extra the next day if you see a purple cart along a hallway. Just take what you need (That's what the lifeguard said).

We swam until about 9:30pm, then went back to the room to watch some TV and settle in. We went to sleep around 11pm.

Characters today:
Rafiki
Jiminy Cricket

If you count the parade:
King Louie
Baloo
Chip & Dale
Timon


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ronnmel
09-11-2011, 02:22 PM
Hi Mel.. I'm here!

All caught up and subscribing popcorn::

Everything looks fantastic so far.. I've not been to Pop Century, loved seeing your photos of the resort - I really like the 'Disney Fifties' picture in the room, and the food court looks amazing!

That was a nice way to spend you first evening at the Polynesian.. we loved Kona Cafe last December - Steve had that steak Ron had and still says it was one of the best he's ever had :thumbsup2

Enjoying the day at Animal Kingdom so far... I'm impressed you took photos, it's a really scenic ride but we've always hidden our cameras away on it! All the pictures are great :goodvibes:


Looking forward to more,


Emma princess: x

Hi Emma! princess: Kona is such a great restaurant, and as long as Ohana is there, Kona should remain fairly easy to book. :thumbsup2

My water proof camera really allowed me to take pictures not a lot of people take.


That night they were in the gazebo behind the Christmas shop, though I'm not sure if that is the normal place for her or not.

I am considering buying a water proof camera, but I haven't decided yet. Your pictures of KRR though make me want to go get one! :lmao:

I don't even know where the Christmas shop is. :rotfl2: I didn't spend much time in Liberty Square.

You should buy a water proof camera! It's not even that expensive (for a camera), we payed less than 200$ for it.

lovethattink
09-11-2011, 02:58 PM
Except for EE, it looks like you had an awesome day at AK!! Although your EE pics got great! I love the animal pics, you got some great shots! Glad you got extra special attention at the parade, the ears do help to make it easier to spot newlyweds!

I've never tried the vegetable lasagna at Pop. Maybe I will try it next time we eat there. Do they have it at both lunch and supper?

discnewbie
09-11-2011, 03:37 PM
That's too bad about EE. I'm going to keep that in mind for when we go. I'm not a huge roller coaster fan -- I can deal with small ones, some twists and turns, but none of those super-dizzy, jolting rides. And it sounds like EE is one of those. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your time though! I'll make sure to try the vegetable lasagne. I've heard so many great things about the POP food court!

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
09-11-2011, 05:29 PM
I don't think we've ever seen the parade at AK. We normally head about before it starts, so I guess that's why. I think we will need to stay around for it at least once though - it sounds like a lot of fun! I love reading about all of the character interactions that you're getting!

I LOVE that view on EE. To me, something about it is so peaceful, even though it's a far from peaceful ride! :laughing: I'm sorry to hear it made you queasy, though!

Johndough
09-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Sounded like a picture perfect first day of your disneymoon except for thequeasiness. I wonder if the heat and dehydration had a large role in that. :(
Can't wait to hear all the fun you had the rest of your 13 days.

ronnmel
09-12-2011, 10:39 AM
Hello everyone...
Ron here...

I just felt the need to address the FP issue. While I absolutely love the current policy regarding FP allowance outside of the designated time slot, I also know that it can sometimes be a hotly contested debate amongst people. LOL!!

So please....don't hold it against us. If the rules change we'll indeed follow them, without argument.

But....Until then....ROCK THE FP BABY!!! hahahaha.

It never ceases to surprise me (or sometimes make me concerned) when we walk that long empty FP queue, staring at the hordes of Standby guests, sometimes with grim expressions, who also sometimes stare back at you, while you pass them. :confused3

I wish I could say that I'm sorry for your wait...but how can I, when I know that "everyone" is entitled to the FPs and that it is Free of charge. All I keep thinking is that...why would anyone voluntarily get into the regular queue, when the standby time is reading 120 minutes. And yet...everytime...you will always see some people walk right in. Madness I tell ya...utter madness hahahaha. :scared1:

Ok...enough of my diatribe...and back to our regularly scheduled trip report. Take it away Mel.... :yay:

ronnmel
09-12-2011, 07:41 PM
Except for EE, it looks like you had an awesome day at AK!! Although your EE pics got great! I love the animal pics, you got some great shots! Glad you got extra special attention at the parade, the ears do help to make it easier to spot newlyweds!

I've never tried the vegetable lasagna at Pop. Maybe I will try it next time we eat there. Do they have it at both lunch and supper?

I love wearing my ears so much, I want to buy a new pair for my next trip.

If I'm not mistaken they have a veggie calzone at lunch and the vegetable lasagna at dinner. The lasagna is way better.


That's too bad about EE. I'm going to keep that in mind for when we go. I'm not a huge roller coaster fan -- I can deal with small ones, some twists and turns, but none of those super-dizzy, jolting rides. And it sounds like EE is one of those. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your time though! I'll make sure to try the vegetable lasagne. I've heard so many great things about the POP food court!

I used to be much better at dealing with coasters when I was a teenager, but not anymore. I would suggest trying it once just to see, as different coasters do different things to different people. For example, I'm fine with Rock N Roller Coaster (most of the time). Heck, on Space Mountain I was fine once, and then felt sick the next. I think it had to do with where I sat (front or back)

I don't think we've ever seen the parade at AK. We normally head about before it starts, so I guess that's why. I think we will need to stay around for it at least once though - it sounds like a lot of fun! I love reading about all of the character interactions that you're getting!

I LOVE that view on EE. To me, something about it is so peaceful, even though it's a far from peaceful ride! :laughing: I'm sorry to hear it made you queasy, though!

Parades are not something I'll wait around for, but if I'm in the area when it starts then I'll watch. We are not big break people, so it helps in being there for the parades. But the AK parade is by far our favorite! Plus, there is a lot of shade on the path between Africa and Asia to sit and watch.

There is a lot more character interaction to come! Though I think our first day was hard to beat in terms of how much they interacted with us.


Sounded like a picture perfect first day of your disneymoon except for thequeasiness. I wonder if the heat and dehydration had a large role in that. :(
Can't wait to hear all the fun you had the rest of your 13 days.

The heat definitively played a role. I tried drinking a lot, but I just was not thirsty a lot of the time and I have a hard time forcing liquids down if I'm not thirsty. I believe getting up early and forcing myself to eat breakfast also did not help, as I'm not a morning person and usually wait a while before eating. It got better after a few days, but whether it's because I got used to the heat or because I stopped eating breakfast right away, I don't know.


Hello everyone...
Ron here...


Ok...enough of my diatribe...and back to our regularly scheduled trip report. Take it away Mel.... :yay:

Hey Baby! Thanks for correcting my mistake about the naked rats, they are BLIND, not BLOND. :rotfl:

ronnmel
09-15-2011, 07:58 PM
I don't know if I'll have time to update tonight, but for sure this weekend I'll put up day 2.

For now I just wanted to share a little piece of good news.
We always thought that out budget doesn't really allow us to go to Disney more often than once every 5-6 years. This was making us very sad.

Well, we took a good hard look at our finances and we think we should be able to save enough to go every 2-3 years!!! :cool1: It's not as much as lots of you, and we'd have to do some serious number crunching to find the most affordable scenario, but I'm so happy! I'm gonna get to visit my paradise on earth again (relatively) soon! :goodvibes

discnewbie
09-15-2011, 08:34 PM
I don't know if I'll have time to update tonight, but for sure this weekend I'll put up day 2.

For now I just wanted to share a little piece of good news.
We always thought that out budget doesn't really allow us to go to Disney more often than once every 5-6 years. This was making us very sad.

Well, we took a good hard look at our finances and we think we should be able to save enough to go every 2-3 years!!! :cool1: It's not as much as lots of you, and we'd have to do some serious number crunching to find the most affordable scenario, but I'm so happy! I'm gonna get to visit my paradise on earth again (relatively) soon! :goodvibes

That's wonderful!!!

I know what you mean. I'm a bit envious too... we've been saving since 2001 to go to Disney in 2012. As such, we've saved enough airmiles to pay for all four of our seats, which is why it is doable in March 2012!! Very excited! I would be over the moon if we could go every year, or two, or three! So congrats! :banana:

Disneyfreak508
09-15-2011, 09:18 PM
I'm here :) Thanks for the recommendation! It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun so far! I understand about the heat... it was EXTREMELY hot when we were there in August! Can't wait to read more! :thumbsup2

ronnmel
09-15-2011, 09:25 PM
That's wonderful!!!

I know what you mean. I'm a bit envious too... we've been saving since 2001 to go to Disney in 2012. As such, we've saved enough airmiles to pay for all four of our seats, which is why it is doable in March 2012!! Very excited! I would be over the moon if we could go every year, or two, or three! So congrats! :banana:

2009 was our first trip to Disney as adults. It had both been close to 20 years since our previous (separate, obviously) trip. It'll be a tight fit budget wise to go more often, but we are willing to make it work if it means more Disney. :cloud9:


I'm here :) Thanks for the recommendation! It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun so far! I understand about the heat... it was EXTREMELY hot when we were there in August! Can't wait to read more! :thumbsup2

Yay! :welcome: Jess! Glad you came over and hope you enjoy the read.

mickeystoontown
09-16-2011, 12:49 PM
I don't know if I'll have time to update tonight, but for sure this weekend I'll put up day 2.

For now I just wanted to share a little piece of good news.
We always thought that out budget doesn't really allow us to go to Disney more often than once every 5-6 years. This was making us very sad.

Well, we took a good hard look at our finances and we think we should be able to save enough to go every 2-3 years!!! :cool1: It's not as much as lots of you, and we'd have to do some serious number crunching to find the most affordable scenario, but I'm so happy! I'm gonna get to visit my paradise on earth again (relatively) soon! :goodvibes

That's fantastic news! I never knew back in 1998 (our first trip to Disney) that we'd be so enamored with Walt Disney World. We've been fortunate enough to go back every year (once 3 x in year). It's so great that you guys are going to get to go more often than you originally thought. :yay:

ronnmel
09-16-2011, 12:57 PM
Ron here...

OK...I dunno about some of you out there, but I think SERIOUS consideration is needed by those Disney higher-ups, to start development and production of what I've started calling the "Disney Patch".

Look...if cigarette smokers can get a nicotine patch to help curb the cravings, I think it's well within the realm of today's scientific, medical, and magical technology for my aforementioned Disney Patch to be invented.

But perhaps there already exists a conspiracy that shadowy elements at Universal have stymied such production, much like oil companies halted the development and production of electric cars. :scared1:

Hopefully...demand and need for such a patch will force it to become a reality. I myself suffer from mild shakes, uncontrollable whispers under my breath of "disney...disney...disney", and this continual strange craving for Dole Whips.

The patch in question would stick onto your skin, then infuse your body with magical (yet strictly trademarked and secretive" Disney chemicals) which can help curb the cravings of even the most avid Disney addicts. Upon infusion, smells of freshly made Main Street popcorn will fill your smell sensors. "Wishes", "the magic memories and you", or even "It's a small world" will sound in your ears. The Castle will appear out of the corner of your eye, looming like a beautiful mirage. And every so often, you will swear you can feel you are wearing Disney ears are on your head. Of course, as the patch works in conjunction with the individual's perception of Disney, smells, sounds, sights, and feels will vary. :)

Hahahaha....ok...i'm just blabbing away. But, I am glad that me and the missus can definately see ourselves going back in about 2-3 years. So much to look forward to at that time. AOA resort, new fantasyland, and who knows what else?

And back to your regularly scheduled program. This has been an unpaid advertisement from DisneyCo. "builders of dreams and wishes for over 50 years". :banana:

ronnmel
09-16-2011, 09:23 PM
Please excuse my husband's blabbing. :laughing: He is going through major Disney withdrawal and that has impaired his brain functions a little. Now you know what I have to put up with everyday, for example as I'm trying to sleep. :rotfl: Just kidding. I love that he is passionate about Disney and I do just as much blabbing to him. :rolleyes1;)

That's fantastic news! I never knew back in 1998 (our first trip to Disney) that we'd be so enamored with Walt Disney World. We've been fortunate enough to go back every year (once 3 x in year). It's so great that you guys are going to get to go more often than you originally thought. :yay:

If I lived as close as you do to WDW and did not have to pay a fortune on plane tickets (around 500$ per person for a round trip) I would definitively try to go as often as you do. :goodvibes

lovethattink
09-16-2011, 10:12 PM
Ron there is no quick cure. Even moving closer doesn't solve the withdrawal. I don't think a Disney fanatic can ever get enough. Maybe if I worked there it would help?

ronnmel
09-16-2011, 11:14 PM
Day 2 part 1 - Ants in the Pants
August 12th, 2011

We were up at 7am again for our second park day. At the food court we shared a Bounty Platter for breakfast. It was good, except for the scrambled eggs. Unfortunately our brains were not awake yet and we did not take a picture. Despite taking a ginger pill I feel very queasy again. Hopefully it goes away soon.

We went outside and got in line for a bus.

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By 8am we were already on our way to

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We get a very good position close to the rope. I zigzag my way KTTWs in hands through the people and I'm amongst the first 10-15 to get a FP for

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We quickly get in line to ride it standby as well.

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We wait about 10 minutes, then we get to ride with the Little Green Aliens (sorry for the view of the CM's...)

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Ron beats me by almost double my score.

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We want to stay in the area as at 9:40am we can get another FP and we want TSM again. We decide to check out

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We both really enjoyed looking through all the old Walt and Disney memorabilia. Some of our favorites are:

One of the first desk used by Walt (I think)

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A scale model of Peter Pan's Flight

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Scale model of original Jungle Cruise

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Cinderella Castle construction

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Walt's office

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There should be something themed around WALL-E in the parks, or at the very least we should be able to meet him!

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I never get tired of seeing Walt

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After we get our 2nd set of TSM fastpasses, which are for sometimes in the afternoon, we go check out the wait for Tower of Terror. It says 30 minutes, which is more than we care to wait for any ride, so we go back towards the hat. We get several photopass pictures along the way, but as I haven't ordered my CD yet you'll have to make due with my own camera.

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It's the only time we ever asked a photographer to use our own camera along with the photopass. We found it too cumbersome to do and instead all our photopass pictures were surprise to us when we got back.

More pictures around the hat area.

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I got the idea for this picture in your TR, Courtney!

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We walk across the park to ride something Ron had really been looking forward to, Star Tours 2.

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The ride is fun, even if we are no rebel spies.


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SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
09-18-2011, 11:52 AM
I am so glad to hear you will be able to make it back to Disney sooner than you thought! :woohoo:

2 FPs for TSM and a ride in the stand-by line - I am very impressed! :worship: Even though we try our best to get there early for TSM, we can never accomplish more than two rides. Love all of the pictures from One Man's Dream. I am taking the time to do that next trip! So glad you found the DHS banner! :goodvibes

janabananas
09-18-2011, 01:12 PM
Finally caught up!!

I loved POP. It was so nice and I loved our location. We also did not want a pool view. We are very lucky that we will be going again for F&W Nov 1 and 2. Hopefully this time we will be able to spend more time at the pool. We only spent 30 minutes this past trip.

I too loved Kona Cafe and the bread and butter!

We were lucky to pretty much walk right on TSM, and dbf loved it so much we got FP for the early afternoon.

I haven't written my AK day yet, but I was feeling the quease & dizzy :sick:too. I know for me it was the heat and affects from taking my meds on an empty stomach. It was also my grumpy day... :sad2:

I look forward to more!!

ronnmel
09-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Ron there is no quick cure. Even moving closer doesn't solve the withdrawal. I don't think a Disney fanatic can ever get enough. Maybe if I worked there it would help?

We'd love to work there! Either when we retire, or even if we win the lottery. We could work at Disney part of the year, then come back here the other months to spend time with our families and friends. Oh to dream...:goodvibes

I am so glad to hear you will be able to make it back to Disney sooner than you thought! :woohoo:

2 FPs for TSM and a ride in the stand-by line - I am very impressed! :worship: Even though we try our best to get there early for TSM, we can never accomplish more than two rides. Love all of the pictures from One Man's Dream. I am taking the time to do that next trip! So glad you found the DHS banner! :goodvibes

If there is one thing we are good at, it's getting up early and getting to the parks before park opening. I think we also got lucky that fastpasses did not run out as early as usualy for TSM that day.

One Man's Dream is great, especially if you love hearing about Walt and his life. :thumbsup2

Finally caught up!!

I loved POP. It was so nice and I loved our location. We also did not want a pool view. We are very lucky that we will be going again for F&W Nov 1 and 2. Hopefully this time we will be able to spend more time at the pool. We only spent 30 minutes this past trip.

I too loved Kona Cafe and the bread and butter!

We were lucky to pretty much walk right on TSM, and dbf loved it so much we got FP for the early afternoon.

I haven't written my AK day yet, but I was feeling the quease & dizzy :sick:too. I know for me it was the heat and affects from taking my meds on an empty stomach. It was also my grumpy day... :sad2:

I look forward to more!!

I'm torn because part of me wants to try all the different resorts, but part of me loved POP so much that we want to go back there.

Ron had me take this ginger pill every morning so that I wouldn't get motion sickness later on, but I think it might have made me feel more queasy in the morning. I stopped taking it after a few days and I started feeling better. It's like it had the opposite effect on me. :confused3

aprilisis
09-19-2011, 12:18 PM
I just found your TR through your signature on a post in Lisa's TR. I have to say- I love the title! I'm really enjoying your TR & photos so far. I can't wait to read more!

shan23877
09-19-2011, 01:58 PM
Just found your TR and I'm really enjoying it. My DH and I Disneymooned as well!

PhoenixStrength
09-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Loving the updates!

I don't think there could be a patch strong enough to get over true Disney-obsession :) I keep saying I need to win the lottery so I live in Florida and visit WDW whenever I like, but it's not happening. :rotfl:

ronnmel
09-19-2011, 03:17 PM
Ron here...
Phoenix...keep positive. I'm not saying either of us will win that lottery. But, I would rather keep telling myself that it "might" happen, rather than saying it will NEVER happen. :)


Me and the wifey have already had lengthy discussions regarding the "what if we won the lottery" and how it would affect Disney Trips.

While such talk is currently far from reality, it's still a nice diversion from the realities of what-is, and actually gives us a game plan to follow if we (miraculously) win.

Hey anyone who's ever won, never thought they'd win.

On a completely different note...
I could sooo go for a dole whip float right now. :banana:

DisneyKira
09-19-2011, 04:41 PM
Oh my goodness! How did I miss so much? I am here (finally). Love the trip report!

I am sorry EE made you sick. It is my favorite ride. I am not sure what I would do if it made me queasy. I would be very sad!

I love those ears :goodvibes. I bet you could get away with wearing them again on an anniversary trip someday. I think I just love the ear headbands in general. They are all so cute! I think I might get the cute black sparkly ones for our next trip.

Your meal at Kona looks awesome! Mmmm!

We spent our entire trip looking for those "just married" buttons. We didn't find any. I can't wait to find out if you found a pair!

JoBird
09-19-2011, 06:04 PM
Mel---

Just wanted to say that I am *almost* caught up on reading your TR and so far it is absolutely wonderful!!:banana:

You had such a great time at AK-- I am super impressed since I never can do everything there I want to do.:eek:

Loved that pic of you and Ron at AK in front of the sign that said "Let the memories begin!" How very fitting-- on your first day of vacation!

You got some great pictures and I can't wait to read the rest.popcorn::

Sorry it took so long for me to get here!:hug:

ronnmel
09-19-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm trying really hard, but I can't seem to find the time to update! Ugh! It's been a very busy weekend, and I have a busy week ahead. Plus, I need to finish choosing my borders for the photopass CD by Thursday, so I should focus on that. At least Ron is helping a little with that (after a lot of arm twisting...)

I just found your TR through your signature on a post in Lisa's TR. I have to say- I love the title! I'm really enjoying your TR & photos so far. I can't wait to read more!

:welcome: Glad you decided to join in. Ron and (mostly) his daughter are big zombie fans. It came into play at some point in our trip. Should be coming up soon. :upsidedow

Just found your TR and I'm really enjoying it. My DH and I Disneymooned as well!

:welcome: I think Disney is the best place for a honeymoon. :cloud9:


Loving the updates!

I don't think there could be a patch strong enough to get over true Disney-obsession :) I keep saying I need to win the lottery so I live in Florida and visit WDW whenever I like, but it's not happening. :rotfl:

We try to think positive and do like The Secret (I think that's what it is) says: We say *when* we will win the lottery instead of *if* when we talk about our Disney plans. Think it'll work? :rotfl:


Oh my goodness! How did I miss so much? I am here (finally). Love the trip report!

I am sorry EE made you sick. It is my favorite ride. I am not sure what I would do if it made me queasy. I would be very sad!

I love those ears :goodvibes. I bet you could get away with wearing them again on an anniversary trip someday. I think I just love the ear headbands in general. They are all so cute! I think I might get the cute black sparkly ones for our next trip.

Your meal at Kona looks awesome! Mmmm!

We spent our entire trip looking for those "just married" buttons. We didn't find any. I can't wait to find out if you found a pair!

Woohoo! You're here! I like EE, but not enough to be too sad about feeling sick. But I would be very sad if my other favorite rides made me sick!

I do think the white veil ears should be reserved for a honeymoon or vow renewal (*when* we win the lottery we are renewing our vows at Disney :rolleyes1:bride:). I too prefer the headbands to the hat ears. I like the black sparkly ones you mentioned, but I think I prefer the pink glittery ears I saw on this trip.

You'll have to wait and see if we found those elusive buttons. ;)


Mel---

Just wanted to say that I am *almost* caught up on reading your TR and so far it is absolutely wonderful!!:banana:

You had such a great time at AK-- I am super impressed since I never can do everything there I want to do.:eek:

Loved that pic of you and Ron at AK in front of the sign that said "Let the memories begin!" How very fitting-- on your first day of vacation!

You got some great pictures and I can't wait to read the rest.popcorn::

Sorry it took so long for me to get here!:hug:

AK was one of the hardest park to plan for, but in the end I think it worked amazingly. I love everything there, and Ron enjoys a lot the shows and rides.

I did not even make the connection between taking a pic with the "Let the memories begin" sign and the fact that it was our first park day. Good catch!

No worries about you getting here just now. You just got back from a trip and school has just started for your kids, so I'm sure you've been very busy.:goodvibes

ronnmel
09-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Day 2 part 2 - That Giant Dog's Nose Stinks
August 12th, 2011

When I last left you we had just done some intergalactic travels.
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While it was a fun ride (Ron LOVED it!), it made my motion sickness come right back. It didn't help that it was scorching hot outside with absolutely no clouds in sight.

I didn't want to risk doing a ride at this point, so we went to see Voyage of the Little Mermaid. This was a must for the day because it was going to be down for refurb a couple of days later.

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I was under the impression that this show ran continuously, but apparently they were only running one show every 50 minutes. The time for the next show may have been posted at the front, but because I was feeling so well and just wanted to get into the AC, I did not notice. Because of that we ended up waiting close to 30 minutes for it. At least I caught up in my journal.

I thought I took some pictures, but I can't find them. Maybe they were just too blurry and got deleted. Anyway, I thought Ariel sand beautifully and I liked the rain effect, but to me the show was just okay. Cute, but not as great as I was expecting.

At this point I'm a bit confused about the order, but I'll do my best.

I *think* we walked to Tower of Terror to get some fastpasses. It must have been just before noon by then. We also got some ice cream (chocolate for me, orange sorbet for Ron) at one of the CS near TOT. Mmmmm, cold ice cream!

A pic taken on the way to our next attraction.

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We went back to One Man's Dream because we had skipped the movie about Walt earlier. We took some more pictures.

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I really love seeing all those clips with Walt. I think if I could go back in time and meet one person, it would be him.

The Green Army Man was out with barely a line so of course I could not resist getting my picture taken with him.

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Even though we were just two adults, our next destination was the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground. What can I say, I love playgrounds and wish I was still a kid so I could play in them!

Those cut off grass thingy play some sounds when you step on them so Ron was a bit distracted while I was trying to take his picture.

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Finally I got him to look at me.

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We found the dog nose.

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Walked around some more.

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Went up the spiderweb. I love climbing!

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And ended up our tour with taking a picture on the giant ant.

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There was basically no one in line for Mike Wazowsky so we hopped in. This picture will come when we get our photopass CD.

I don't know whether we did the next thing before or after meeting the green monster. I'm talking about the Backlot Tour.

They did not have any guests as "extras" in the first section, not sure why. It was cool though. Then we got on the tram and visited the back part.

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I really liked Catastrophe Canyon.

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The back side of water.

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We gave each other an award.
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Then, believe it or not, we got our THIRD set of FPs for Toy Story Mania!!

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With so many FPs for TSM, we had to ride it then. Chinese Checkers was one of my favorite board game as a kid.

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I lost again, obviously. At least I improved on my previous score.

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By then we just could not take the heat anymore, so we decided to head back to the resort. As we were walking to the bus stop we saw a POP bus waiting there so we started jogging. Guess that hard work of jogging all summer paid off as we caught our bus and were soon on our way home.


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PhoenixStrength
09-19-2011, 09:47 PM
Last November I rode TSMM 4 times in one day, twice in Standby and twice with FP. Love that you guys got up to 3 FPs for it :)

I have never seen Voyage of The Little Mermaid. I plan on seeing it in February when I go back.

okw19
09-20-2011, 08:49 AM
Oh my goodness, so many Fastpasses! :rotfl: Sounds like a great morning at MGM! (Yes, I will always call it that instead of HS)

ronnmel
09-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Phoenix...wow...4 times? Hmmmm I wonder if we managed that many rides on TSM in one day? I can't recall. Perhaps the wifey knows. What I do know is that multiples rides of TSM in one day can definately result in sore forearms hahahaha.

The Little Mermaid is a nice little show, but in comparison to the Beauty and the Beast show, Finding Nemo, or Festival of the Lion King, I kinda find it lacking. Still...it's a nice respite from the heat and and enjoyable way to cool down.

okw19...
For the longest time, I kept calling it MGM as well.
But, I'm actually glad they started calling it Hollywood Studios. I also prefer the fact that their theme, changed from showing how movies are made, to putting guests IN the movies. Much more attractive and interesting theme.
I'd rather be placed IN a flight through the Star Wars galaxy, than learning how they made all the space scenes look real. LOL!!

OK...enough of my babbling...back to our regularly scheduled programming. ;)

*One last note...just in case people don't know. This FONT/SIZE/COLOR combination of text will distinguish myself from my pretty wife's posts.
~Ron (THE Ron of ronnmel:lmao:)

ronnmel
09-20-2011, 09:01 PM
Last November I rode TSMM 4 times in one day, twice in Standby and twice with FP. Love that you guys got up to 3 FPs for it :)

I have never seen Voyage of The Little Mermaid. I plan on seeing it in February when I go back.

Was the standby line for TSM short in November? As much as I love the ride, I'd never wait an hour for it so I'm so happy we were able to score so many FPs.

As Ron said, Little Mermaid was cute, just not as spectacular as the other shows.


Oh my goodness, so many Fastpasses! :rotfl: Sounds like a great morning at MGM! (Yes, I will always call it that instead of HS)

I think we might be the king and queen of fastpasses. :rotfl2:

ronDisney
09-23-2011, 10:30 AM
At the urgence of my dear wifey, I had to create my own profile with which to address the various themes around the DISBOARD. LOL!!

I guess Mel is really taking to heart the whole:
"The views expressed in this show, do not necessarily reflect the views of the network" hahahahaha.

Still lovin you lots though wifey. :lovestruc

ronnmel
09-23-2011, 05:57 PM
Everyone, please officially welcome my wonderful hubby to the DisBoards. :goodvibes I kinda already knew, but now there really isn't any doubt that he is as addicted to Disney as I am. :rotfl:

On another note, Photopass has decided to extend the expiration date for my photos one week. I don't know if it's because they saw we were quite active on the account, or because they added some Halloween border. No matter what it is, I'm very happy because I was nowhere near done editing them. I even had a mini freak out earlier this week. :rolleyes1


Gonna write an update now. :)

ronnmel
09-23-2011, 06:38 PM
Day 2 part 3 - Guess I'm The Only One Who Likes Dancing In The Rain...
August 12th, 2011

After a quick jog to catch our bus, we were back at POP less than 10 minutes later. We hadn't had lunch yet so we went to the food court and shared a Veggie Calzone. It was okay. Sorry no pictures (Again. Seems we always forgot when we ate at POP).

After our lunch we took a much needed dip in the Bowling Pin Pool. Here are some pictures taken on the way there from our room.

We were on the second floor, so we looked at Tramp's butt.

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Here's a better view of Tramp.

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Here's Lady, and their little Dog House.

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The icon for the third building was a Jukebox.

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Laundry room has bowling shoes on it.

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It was so hot that day, the water felt great!

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We came back to the room around 3:30pm. We took our time getting ready for the evening. I took the time to call my mom. She was doing fine. Or so she said... I finally tasted the Tye Dye Cheesecake. It was good, but nothing special. I guess I was expecting more? I could have sworn I at least took a picture of that. I'm such a bad DISer...

We left POP around 4:45pm and made it back to DHS.

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We finally made our way to a new ride (for us) we had been dying to try. Tower of Terror. We got a 2nd set of FP for it, before jumping in line. It was less than a 10 minutes wait, so we did not even need to use our first set of FPs.

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OMG, it was GREAT!!! It's so cool, the Twilight Zone and then the drops. What's even better, it doesn't make me feel nauseous!!

Ron thinks it's AWESOME! He also thinks it's over after a few drops, but no! We go up again. YAY!!

It starts drizzling so we decide to go to the Theatre of the Stars to watch Beauty and the Beast.

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While waiting for the show to begin it starts POURING rain outside. Fortunately we are safe and dry. Well, Ron is dry. I actually step outside in the rain because I'm so hot and need to cool down again. I LOVE standing in the warm pouring rain. What's even better is dancing in the rain, but the CM is already giving me a funny look so I quickly head back inside. :rotfl:

The show starts, and I'm immediately hooked.

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I guess I'm the only one who likes dancing in the rain because they stop the show after the "Be Our Guest" song. Rain must be coming sideways and making the stage wet and slippery. Oh well.

We make our way to the closest store so Ron can buy a poncho. I have my own rain coat that I bought especially for Disney. Even though he now has a poncho, Ron would be perfectly happy standing there until the rain stops. I don't want to waste any of our Disney time so I convince him to run to the Magic of Animation Building.

That makes Ron grumpy, but I'm ecstatic. Why? Because there are so many characters in there! We get to meet Pooh, Sorcerer Mickey and Chip & Dale, all with very short lines!

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We also play a few of the little games they have in there. One is called "Which Character Are You?" I have fun with the questions and answer that "I Eat Nice People For Lunch", so it says I'm Ursula. Hahaha

I take the quiz again more seriously and end up with Ariel. Ron is Aladdin.

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Other games involve me (poorly) singing Hakuna Matata and Ron painting Timon.

One of the new things I really wanted to try was the drawing class, so I get in line. While waiting for the class to begin I enjoy trying to guess the characters being drawn on the little screen. Inside the artist does a little survey to see which characters people have already drawn before to make sure we all do someone knew. We end up voting for Buzz Lightyear!

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Ron has no interest in this, and it's not raining as hard, so he goes to ride Star Tours 2 by himself. He ends up riding it twice.

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I think this was a turning point for Ron. The day before at Animal Kingdom he was completely opposed to riding EE by himself. But now he finally realized that it wasn't so bad to separate and do our own thing. I'm glad because I won't have to feel guilty for being queasy on some of his favorite attractions.

Up Next, How many times can you ride before being Toy Story Maniaed out? and the Zombie Apocalypse (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42748941&postcount=111)

Shaniyah
09-24-2011, 10:59 PM
Day 2 part 1 - Ants in the Pants
August 12th, 2011

We were up at 7am again for our second park day. At the food court we shared a Bounty Platter for breakfast. It was good, except for the scrambled eggs. Unfortunately our brains were not awake yet and we did not take a picture. Despite taking a ginger pill I feel very queasy again. Hopefully it goes away soon.





I hated the eggs when we had breakfast too! Tink loved them though. But most 5 y/o will eat almost anything!

I missed Beauty and the Beast when we went to HS. It looks like such a great show. That is a must do the next time we go! What kind of camera do you have that takes pics underwater? That is tooooo cool!

ronnmel
09-25-2011, 10:48 AM
I hated the eggs when we had breakfast too! Tink loved them though. But most 5 y/o will eat almost anything!

I missed Beauty and the Beast when we went to HS. It looks like such a great show. That is a must do the next time we go! What kind of camera do you have that takes pics underwater? That is tooooo cool!

My waterproof camera is Fuji Finepix XP10. They are great to take photos and videos underwater as well as on bright sunny days. Sunsets look good too, but indoor shots are not so good. We used our other camera (another point and shoot, a Sony) when in low light.

I really recommend getting a waterproof camera. You can take pics at the pool, the water park, the beach and even in the rain!

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
09-25-2011, 12:08 PM
I can't believe all of your TSM FPs!!! :worship: I love mid-afternoon breaks! They are always so refreshing. It's too bad that Beauty and the Beast had to be cut short because of the rain, but I'm glad to hear you liked what you saw! I haven't seen it in years and I'm definitely planning on it on our next trip! :goodvibes

ronnmel
09-25-2011, 12:46 PM
I'm almost done editing my photopass pics!!!! I finished Magic Kingdom last night and have done about 75% of the last park, Epcot. I should be able to order it today. :cool1:


I can't believe all of your TSM FPs!!! :worship: I love mid-afternoon breaks! They are always so refreshing. It's too bad that Beauty and the Beast had to be cut short because of the rain, but I'm glad to hear you liked what you saw! I haven't seen it in years and I'm definitely planning on it on our next trip! :goodvibes

We really were lucky to be able to score so many TSM FPs! It was the only time when they didn't run out of FPs before noon.

Beauty and the Beast still ranks second behind Festival of the Lion King but is amazing nonetheles. I think we would definitely see it every other trip, if not every trip. :goodvibes

As much as we enjoyed the mid-afternoon break, it's actually one of the last one we took. We are pretty hardcore... Though I'm sure we would be more tempted to take a break if staying at one of the deluxe resorts, partly because there is more to enjoy at the resort, and partly because you are so close to the park that you don't lose as much time.

ronnmel
09-25-2011, 02:06 PM
Day 2 part 4 - Zombie Apocalypse and Honeymoon Suite
August 12th, 2011

After my drawing class was over and Ron was done riding Star Tours 2 we met up and went to ride TSM for a third time.

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My score went up and Ron's went down, but not enough for me to beat him. The hoop game is what really kills me.

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Time for dinner, so we head back on Sunset Boulevard. I get chicken nuggets from Rosie's All American Cafe.

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Ron gets a Turkey Leg from Fairfax Fare.

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We decide to go watch Muppet Vision 3D. On the way there we first pass this beautiful sign all lit up.

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Then we pass the empty Streets of America, where Ron exclaims "This would be creepy if it were a zombie apocalypse!"

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We later discussed where would be the best place to be at WDW in the even of a Zombie Apocalypse. I suggested Astro Orbiter because it's high up and doesn't have many points of access, but Ron presented the problem of food. So instead I thought that California Grill might be a good place. Again easy to defend as it's high up and only has a few points of entry, plus lots of wonderful food! :upsidedow


We reach Muppet Vision.

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The theatre is pretty empty so we can sit wherever we want.

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After the 3D movie is over (it's Ron's favorite) we come upon Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars with no line! Of course we get our picture taken, which will come when we receive the photopass CD.

We didn't watch this today, but the sign looks great at night.

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Time for our FOURTH ride on TSM in the same day!!

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I was in the lead for a while, but then I lost badly again. I have to say, as much fun as it was to do TSM 4 times in one day, our arms hurt!!! LOL

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Another sign that looks pretty at night.

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We still have TOT FPs left, so that's our next destination.

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Even with FP the wait is close to 15-20 minutes. Fortunately, they ask for a party of 2 so we skipped part of the line at the end. The bellboy sees our buttons and congratulates us.

"The Hollywood Hotel offers you the Honeymoon Suite. Please make sure the elevator DROPS you off on the 7th floor."

Love it when they get into characters! We are front and center. You can see that I'm starting to loosen up on the ride and not be so scared (the first time I was holding on for dear life).

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It's getting really close to closing time (10pm) but we want to try to squeeze in one more ride. We hadn't done Rock N Roller Coaster that day.

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Standby time says 40 minutes, but a CM at the entrance assures us it's more like 10 minutes at the most. She was right! In no time we board the ride and get in position for the launch. And then we wait. And wait. I'm getting nervous. Finally we are off!

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I try and pay attention to the music, as I had not done that at all on our previous trip. I'm happy to report that the ride did not make me feel too queasy. just a little at the end when again we were waiting to unload for a couple of minutes.

When we first planned this trip we had no intention of watching Fantasmic. Then they decided to show it every night, often twice a night, so we thought maybe we would, if the timing was right. Well it was now pass 10pm and the second showing was going to start in less than 30 minutes, so we thought, why not?!

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We sat on the curb, waiting for the crowd to go in Fantasmic, then we follow. We should have waited longer as we get to a dead stop for close to 10 minutes as they are getting the stragglers from the first show out. The theatre is half empty, so if you want to watch this show I strongly suggest waiting for the later showing. We choose a seat at the top close to the middle so we can make a quick exit.

We did not take any photos, and instead just enjoyed the show. It was great, especially since we didn't have to wait 2 hours for it. To us it's just not worth the super long wait. The second the show is over we hightail it to the bus stop and end up 3rd in line! 5-10 minutes later a bus pulls up and in just another short 6 minutes we are back at POP (it's not even 11:30pm by then!) Ron gets a frozen fruit bar and we get back to the room to watch some TV and sleep.


Characters today:
Sorcerer Mickey
Winnie The Pooh
Chip & Dale
Mike Wazowsky
Lightning McQueen
Maters

9 characters so far (not counting the AK parade)

Photopass Pictures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42926284&postcount=190)

Up Next, Sleeping In! and Typhoon Lagoon. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42938672&postcount=202)

disneybarbie
09-25-2011, 02:45 PM
Looked like a lovely evening! I really enjoy night time at the Studios - the park looks really different.. great tip about Fantasmic, we've not seen it on our last few trips as it gets so busy.. but hopefully Disney will continue to show it every night from now on so the queues and crowds won't be as big?!


Emma princess: x

ronDisney
09-26-2011, 09:29 AM
Day 2 part 4 - Zombie Apocalypse and Honeymoon Suite
August 12th, 2011

After my drawing class was over and Ron was done riding Star Tours 2 we met up and went to ride TSM for a third time.

My score went up and Ron's went down, but not enough for me to beat him. The hoop game is what really kills me.

Yay for the hoop game. Mel is generally kicking my butt throughout the other games, so I need the hoop game to take over the lead. LOL

Time for dinner, so we head back on Sunset Boulevard. I get chicken nuggets from Rosie's All American Cafe.

Ron gets a Turkey Leg from Fairfax Fare.

These things are an "experience" hahaha. Not my favorite, but still pretty good if you have a hankering for meat.

Then we pass the empty Streets of America, where Ron exclaims "This would be creepy if it were a zombie apocalypse!"

We later discussed where would be the best place to be at WDW in the even of a Zombie Apocalypse. I suggested Astro Orbiter because it's high up and doesn't have many points of access, but Ron presented the problem of food. So instead I thought that California Grill might be a good place. Again easy to defend as it's high up and only has a few points of entry, plus lots of wonderful food! :upsidedow

This topic can be debated for hours on end. Another notable "safe spot" might include the castle (given the moat and two entry points. I was actually thinking about the POLY on the second floor of the Ceremonial house. If survivors can barricade all stair cases completely, there's quite a bit of space, and the possibility of an escape route via the monorail track to one of the other resorts.

We reach Muppet Vision.

After the 3D movie is over (it's Ron's favorite)

Actually, is USED to be my favorite. The top spot has now been taken over by Philarmagic. Muppetvision is a close second...mostly because of the hilarious pre-show. :rotfl2:



Fantasmic is a great show, but "for us" generally not worth a 2 hour wait. Of course, the argument can be made that the wait is only is you're interested in getting a better seat. So, if you don't mind watching it from the nosebleed seats, you can just jump right in line after most of the corwd has made their way in.:

PhoenixStrength
09-26-2011, 09:42 AM
Love all the pictures and how much you got done. I have to admit that I have never seen Beauty and the Beast. Definitely plan on changing that in February. And I have not seen Fantasmic since I was a kid, and don't really remember it at all. I don't think they have 2 showings a night while I'm there, but will double check. If they do I definitely already planned on seeing the second one, as I'm not one to wait hours for it either. Though I did wait for 2 hours in line at the MVMCP last November for pictures with Seven Dwarfs...but I was only third in line for them! :rotfl:

mickeystoontown
09-26-2011, 10:52 AM
My goodness, you two were able to do a lot....especially Toy Story Mania. The last time we visited Hollywood Studios, it was a Star Wars Weekend day and there was no way in the world we could ride it.

ronDisney
09-26-2011, 12:56 PM
My goodness, you two were able to do a lot....especially Toy Story Mania. The last time we visited Hollywood Studios, it was a Star Wars Weekend day and there was no way in the world we could ride it.


Yeah, I could imagine that it would be hard to ride TSM on one of those days. For us, it was matter of being a bit strategic and making use of all the tips and knowledge we've learned.

In a nutshell...
- Get there for rope drop.
- Position ourselves as far in the front of the rope as possible.
- Get FP right away, and if possible get into reg line.
- Then just being a matter of paying attention to the times when we're able to get another FP.

Course, it all depends on crowd levels as well. I remember HS being a lil less populated when we visited on the 12th (last part peak season) than visiting later, during what was supposed to be value season.

ronnmel
09-26-2011, 07:57 PM
Looked like a lovely evening! I really enjoy night time at the Studios - the park looks really different.. great tip about Fantasmic, we've not seen it on our last few trips as it gets so busy.. but hopefully Disney will continue to show it every night from now on so the queues and crowds won't be as big?!


Emma princess: x

I have mixed feeling about Disney showing Fantasmic every night. I was really looking forward to a day with much lower crowds at DHS because of no Fantasmic, but at the same time it is great to be able to watch the show without the crazy wait. Hopefully you'll get to watch it again. :wizard:


Actually, is USED to be my favorite. The top spot has now been taken over by Philarmagic. Muppetvision is a close second...mostly because of the hilarious pre-show.

Oops, sorry, I forgot about Mickey's Phillarmagic. :cloud9:


Love all the pictures and how much you got done. I have to admit that I have never seen Beauty and the Beast. Definitely plan on changing that in February. And I have not seen Fantasmic since I was a kid, and don't really remember it at all. I don't think they have 2 showings a night while I'm there, but will double check. If they do I definitely already planned on seeing the second one, as I'm not one to wait hours for it either. Though I did wait for 2 hours in line at the MVMCP last November for pictures with Seven Dwarfs...but I was only third in line for them! :rotfl:

I think Beauty and the Beast is a must see. Great songs and great story!

They only added the second showing of Fantasmic close to the actual dates, so keep an eye out for February once you are just a couple of weeks out.

It always amazes me how we can have double standards for waiting : I won't wait more than 20 minutes for anything, but I will show up 30-45 minutes before park opening and wait at the turnstiles for rope drop. :rotfl: Though at least usually they let us in to the rope at some point, which cuts the wait in two, and it's all about "waiting now to avoid waiting the whole rest of the day".


My goodness, you two were able to do a lot....especially Toy Story Mania. The last time we visited Hollywood Studios, it was a Star Wars Weekend day and there was no way in the world we could ride it.

Of course, it's all about priorities and crowds. On a Star Wars weekend the focus is somewhere else. :) Like Ron pointed out though, we did get lucky. For some reason Friday Aug. 12 (which was suppose to be a "good day" before Fantasmic got added) had lower crowds then the other days we went, even though those were in the suppose value season.

justakrazymom
09-26-2011, 08:35 PM
Loving the update!!!

ronnmel
09-28-2011, 09:46 PM
Real Life Update

As some of you know, my mom is in a care facility. My step-dad just posted photos of something we did for my mom this summer, so I thought I'd share it with you guys.

My aunt decided to organize a "surprise party" at the facility. One Sunday around lunch about 20 family & friends showed up. We had reserved the community room so we all waited there while my step-dad brought her down (with the pretense of going to the cafeteria to eat, that's where we go when we decide to eat with her) and we all surprised her. It wasn't really for any specific reason other than to show her we care, though she never got a birthday celebration this year as that's the day she got into the hospital. So in a way it was a very belated birthday party. She was very pleased! We even had ordered food from a restaurant so she'd get to eat something new for a change.

Here's a picture of Ron and I with my mom. I also included a picture of the view from the courtyard where she spent most of the summer. It faces a big river so it's really pretty. :lovestruc

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/surprisemaman.jpg

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/viewCHSLD.jpg


Back to Disney, I ordered my Photopass CD so hopefully I'll get it soon. And I'll do a Disney update within the next couple of days.

ronnmel
09-28-2011, 09:47 PM
Loving the update!!!

Thanks! :goodvibes

ronDisney
09-29-2011, 10:18 AM
The pic that Mel put up doesn't do the river, justice. The scene is a very serene and nice view. It's the kind of image that's perfect for just chillin and calming one's self. While not as majestic as some mountainous vista, it still does the trick in giving the patients of the care center a much better view than the walls of the building.

Totally feeling the Disney bite today.

While, i'm nearer to "reality" mode, I was listening to sound bites of Wishes and MMAY and my heart felt the tiniest bit heavy. :)

It'll be too long before we go again.

I did donate to a charity today, and part of that was an early bird drawing for some nice prizes. The one I actually have my eye on is a flight from Air Canada anywhere in North America, and a week-long car Rental. I don't have to say where we would choose to go, if I managed to win that prize. LOL!!!

I keep wondering how surreal it would be to visit the world on off season. I have a hard time thinking about how sparce the place would be in comparison to the times we've been in the hind part of August.

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
09-29-2011, 11:47 AM
I can not get over that you went on TSM 4 times in one day! I bet your arms did hurt! :lmao: Love the guy in the back of you at RnRC! He was definitely in to the rock and roll vibe! :lmao: Yay for getting to see Fantasmic with such a short wait! :woohoo:

Awww, the party for your mom sounds so sweet. I love the picture of you and Ron with her. :cloud9:

ronnmel
09-29-2011, 06:20 PM
I did donate to a charity today, and part of that was an early bird drawing for some nice prizes. The one I actually have my eye on is a flight from Air Canada anywhere in North America, and a week-long car Rental. I don't have to say where we would choose to go, if I managed to win that prize. LOL!!!



Ooohhh! I hope you win! Can you imagine, being able to go at a time when flights are usually so expensive? And of course, being able to go back this year would be WONDERFUL!!! :wizard:


I can not get over that you went on TSM 4 times in one day! I bet your arms did hurt! :lmao: Love the guy in the back of you at RnRC! He was definitely in to the rock and roll vibe! :lmao: Yay for getting to see Fantasmic with such a short wait! :woohoo:

Awww, the party for your mom sounds so sweet. I love the picture of you and Ron with her. :cloud9:

I still can't get over how many times we rode TSM either. We certainly did not expect it! We thought we'd ride about twice, maybe a third time if we were lucky.

Yeah, that guy's face rocks!

ronnmel
10-01-2011, 01:00 PM
Day 3 part 2 - Shopping... Wait! What?
August 13th, 2011

For any of you that actually pay attention to chapter titles, you must be wondering "How can she already be on part 2 for day 3? Did I miss part 1?"

Well... no you did not miss part 1. I just really want to have the photopass CD before doing part 1 of our Day 3 because most of the pictures are on there. Instead of making you wait, I just decided to talk about our evening right away. I hope it's fine with you guys!

So today we did something, came back to POP, slowly got ready for our evening and left the resort around 4:30pm. We took a bus to Downtown Disney and got off at Market Place.

* We are interrupting this trip report to file a complaint against @$&# Photobucket. It's already bad enough that it uploaded all my pictures in their original orientation despite me rotating them on my computer prior, but now it won't even let me ROTATE THEM PROPERLY!!! It just rotates the "frame" but not the actual image, making it look distorted and still sideways. I *think* I found a way around it, but it's a PITA. :headache: Getting off soap box now and returning to our original programming*

Our first stop was the Team Disney store. Ron really wanted a Run Disney shirt, to motivate himself into running more I guess. If we ever had the possibility of going to Disney at the same time as a race, we'd be totally motivated to train for the 5K.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/DSC03242-1-1.jpg


Our next stop was World of Disney, though we were not looking for any souvenirs. What were we looking for? Some kind of eye drop liquid because my contacts were KILLING ME! I rarely (read never) ever wear contacts, but I had bought some so I could go without glasses at Disney. I wore them for the first time today and was fine in the afternoon, but not anymore. We found nothing so we asked a CM. She said there is no "pharmacy" type thing at DTD, but we could take a cab to the nearest Publix or something. I did not feel like doing that, especially since it was starting to drizzle. I just took off my contacts and "went blind" (not really, my eye sight is not *that* bad) for the rest of the night. Sure things were a bit blurry, but I managed.

With that, we decided to separate. Ron wanted to go to Disney Quest while I wanted to do more shopping. Plus, I don't think I would have been very good with my blurred vision...

Some pics he took on his way there.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02862.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02863-1.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02864-1.jpg


I went back to World of Disney and explored the shop some more. I saw many things I wanted, but did not buy any. I was especially looking forward to Tren-D, but was actually disappointed by the selection. I guess it was *too* trendy and artsy and not enough Disney for me. The only shirt I really liked was a purple, off the shoulder, Pirates of the Caribbean shirt that you can actually find in many of the general gift store. I saw several women wearing the shirt later in the week.

My next destination was Once Upon a Toy. Last Christmas I bought a Mr Potato Head with the goal of buying the accessories at Disney. I don't even have a kid yet! Never too early to start... So I filled out a box full of accessories. It didn't quite close, but the cashier said it didn't matter. Yay!

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/DSC03247-1-1.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/DSC03246-1.jpg


The only thing is, I did not buy the regular arms, thinking I already had some. When I got here and checked out my accessories, I realized I did need an arm with a hand that's closed. Fail. Oh well, my kid will have to use the Darth Vader arm every time they want to use the autograph book, balloon, etc. Hahaha

Then I went into the Christmas store, where I had to resist the temptation to buy too much. I made a selection of several ornaments I liked, and decided to come back later with Ron to help me decide.

Ok, I wanted to do a bigger update, but photobucket is driving me crazy so I'll stop here.

Up Next, a romantic dinner. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42821738&postcount=130)

ronnmel
10-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Just came upon this on the Disney Blog and had to share. It's my new favorite video. I've watched it several times today and it's made me cry every single time. :lovestruc

Surprise Flash Mob Proposal at Disneyland (http://www.theinsider.com/lol/44619_Surprise_Proposal_at_Happiest_Place_on_Earth _Video/index.html)

lar42
10-01-2011, 06:56 PM
Thanks for sharing!! That was such a cool video...got chills watching it :lovestruc

ronnmel
10-01-2011, 07:28 PM
Thanks for sharing!! That was such a cool video...got chills watching it :lovestruc

I got chills too! In fact, I was crying like a baby! The setting, the incredible dancing, the reaction... just wow! Glad you enjoyed it.

shan23877
10-02-2011, 01:31 AM
Thanks so much for sharing. I had a crappy day, and this was just what the doctor ordered. Had a couple nice cries!

ronnmel
10-02-2011, 09:33 AM
Thanks so much for sharing. I had a crappy day, and this was just what the doctor ordered. Had a couple nice cries!

Sorry to hear you had a crappy day, but glad I could cheer you up with that nice video. I can't stop watching it!

ronnmel
10-02-2011, 12:16 PM
Day 3 part 3 - A Romantic Dinner
August 13th, 2011

After exploring Downtown Disney on our own, Ron and I met up and walked to the restaurant Ron had chosen for our Romantic dinner, Fulton's Crab House.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02865.jpg


A closer look.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02866.jpg


We each took a picture of the other in our nice clothes in front of the boat.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02868-1.jpg


The blow dryer did NOT agree with my hair that day. So much for looking all done up!

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02870-1.jpg


I don't exactly know much about Fulton's layout, but we were seated on the second floor, towards the back of the boat, looking out towards T-Rex and the Lego store.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02884.jpg
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02876-1.jpg


Adam was our waiter and he did a good job. Nothing special, but nice. We ordered some wine. I love this picture because of the reflection in the wine glass.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02875-1.jpg

They brought out some bread and crackers with a crab spread. The bread was definitely not as tasty as Kona, but Ron really enjoyed the crab thingy.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02872.jpg


He also got some Seared Tuna as an appetizer, which he said was really good. It comes with soya sauce and ginger on the side.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02871.jpg


Four our entrees I got the Filet Mignon with a Rosemary demi-glaze. VERY good, amongst the best filet mignon I've had. It was accompanied with some Yukon Gold whipped potatoes which were just okay.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02878-1.jpg


Ron is a huge seafood lover, which is why he had chosen this restaurant. He got the Rhode Island Nagarasset lobster.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02877.jpg


He said it was really good, but for the price he was a bit disappointed. I guess he was expecting to be wowed more. He ate it all though, plus finished off my plate.

The waiter took our pictures, we paid (175$ for two! :scared1:) and we left. We were both so full, we did not get a dessert. Nor did we stop at one of the good DTD snack places. Oh well.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02882.jpg


Here's one last look at Fulton's.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/DSC02886.jpg


We were both pretty tired, so we slowly made our way out of DTD. I dragged Ron to the Christmas store, where he helped me settle on this "Happily Ever After" ornament.

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/DSC03244-1.jpg


It's so weird to shop, buy something, yet leave the store empty handed. Gotta love resort delivery! We went to a couple more shops on the way out. Again I saw several artwork I'd love to buy, and almost bought a poster with Stitch reading a book.

When we reached the Market Place bus stop a POP bus was already there. Great! It pulls out as soon as we get in, but then gets stuck in major traffic between the Market Place and Pleasure Island stops. Ugh, not so great. But since we left DTD so early, we reached POP around 9:30pm, which is quite early in Disney terms. We again watched some TV and turned in about 90 minutes later.

Characters Today:
Lilo
Stitch


Up Next, Walking down Main Street, finally! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42880077&postcount=165)

NikkiLovesWDW!
10-04-2011, 06:08 PM
How have I missed this thread for so long?! I've been wondering when you were going to do your TR!! How stupid of me!! So glad I found it. :thumbsup2

ronnmel
10-04-2011, 06:24 PM
Happy 5 months anniversary to Ron and I. :lovestruc

How have I missed this thread for so long?! I've been wondering when you were going to do your TR!! How stupid of me!! So glad I found it. :thumbsup2

I'm very happy that you have found my TR. I forgive you though, I know you were pretty busy with the beginning of the school year and preparing for your trip. :thumbsup2

inkedupmomma
10-04-2011, 07:15 PM
holy crow, 5 months already?? congrats! Sorry i have not commented yet, but I have been reading along! Too much to comment on, but I will say impressive way with the fast pass, and WOWZA at the price of Fultons!!

katt789
10-04-2011, 07:36 PM
I'm all caught up and here to join!! Looking like a great trip so far, I'm excited to read more!!

ronnmel
10-04-2011, 09:56 PM
To all my readers, Don't be so shy with the comments. I'd love to hear from you more. I know you are out there, I see my views count go up. :goodvibes

I'm still waiting for my photopass CD before I do my next update, but if it doesn't arrive soon I'll just update anyway.

holy crow, 5 months already?? congrats! Sorry i have not commented yet, but I have been reading along! Too much to comment on, but I will say impressive way with the fast pass, and WOWZA at the price of Fultons!!

I know! I can't believe it's been 5 months since my wonderful wedding in Cuba. :cloud9:

I did write a lot while you were away so it's understandable that it's overwhelming to try and comment. But you are caught up now so no excuse. ;) And yes, Fulton's price :scared1:. That's why Ron was a bit disappointed, he felt that as good as it was, it wasn't THAT amazing.


I'm all caught up and here to join!! Looking like a great trip so far, I'm excited to read more!!

:welcome: Glad you are enjoying the read. :wizard:

PhoenixStrength
10-04-2011, 09:59 PM
Happy 5 month anniversary! pixiedust:

Fulton's looks wonderful, but definitely expensive! :scared1:

Fantasyland Mom
10-04-2011, 10:22 PM
PHEW! I finally got a chance to come over here and I am all caught up! I'm in for the long haul and am so happy it's a long trip!

ronnmel
10-04-2011, 10:40 PM
Happy 5 month anniversary! pixiedust:

Fulton's looks wonderful, but definitely expensive! :scared1:

Thank you. :goodvibes

For about half the price, we actually enjoyed Kona Cafe more.

PHEW! I finally got a chance to come over here and I am all caught up! I'm in for the long haul and am so happy it's a long trip!

Yay! Glad you got caught up. Yes, with a two week trip, at the rate I'm doing updates, we should still be here by Christmas. :lmao: It's okay though, helps with the Disney blues to relive my trip for a long time.

LisaKeys
10-04-2011, 11:14 PM
First, 5 months does go quickly!
We haven't returned to Fulton Crab for many years. In 2000 we could hardly wait to go there, anticipating wonderful seafood. We also found the food to be a 3 of 5, and the prices greatly inflated for the quality of the dishes. Understand that we have eaten at higher priced restaurants quite often at Disney, such as the steakhouse at the Yacht Club. The food there is so outstanding, we don't even bat an eye at the prices.

You both looked wonderful, and your night ended up special either way. I thought your hair looked great! :lovestruc

I am looking forward to reading more. :surfweb:

ronnmel
10-04-2011, 11:33 PM
First, 5 months does go quickly!
We haven't returned to Fulton Crab for many years. In 2000 we could hardly wait to go there, anticipating wonderful seafood. We also found the food to be a 3 of 5, and the prices greatly inflated for the quality of the dishes. Understand that we have eaten at higher priced restaurants quite often at Disney, such as the steakhouse at the Yacht Club. The food there is so outstanding, we don't even bat an eye at the prices.

You both looked wonderful, and your night ended up special either way. I thought your hair looked great! :lovestruc

I am looking forward to reading more. :surfweb:

Thank you! And :welcome:

We almost tried the Steakhouse, as Ron had been in the mood for a steak for a couple of months. But then he had one for a friend's birthday so he was now in the mood for seafood and made me change the ADR. :laughing: We'll have to try it next time though.

Awww, thank you! :goodvibes I guess I was just expecting/hoping for straight hair that night as my hair is always wavy. Plus, I'm not used to seeing myself without glasses so I always feel I look weird. :rotfl:

mickeystoontown
10-05-2011, 11:25 AM
Finally all caught up. Let's see what I wanted to comment on.....oh yeah, photobucket "issues", you know I've had my share of them. Photobucket and I are like oil and water...we don't mix.

I think it's great that you are already collecting Mr. Potato Head parts and accessories for a future ronnmel. You were able to stuff quite a bit into that box. :cheer2:

Wow! The meal at Fulton's looks amazing but I'd probably have fallen over when I got the ticket.

ronnmel
10-05-2011, 09:03 PM
Finally all caught up. Let's see what I wanted to comment on.....oh yeah, photobucket "issues", you know I've had my share of them. Photobucket and I are like oil and water...we don't mix.

I think it's great that you are already collecting Mr. Potato Head parts and accessories for a future ronnmel. You were able to stuff quite a bit into that box. :cheer2:

Wow! The meal at Fulton's looks amazing but I'd probably have fallen over when I got the ticket.

I hadn't had too many difficulties with photobucket before besides it being slow, but this not rotating the pictures right annoys me. And confuses me. Why would anyone want just the frame rotated, not the image? I guess we shouldn't complain too much since Photobucket is free. :confused3

Now I just have to find the time to go back to Disney and get the correct Mr Potato arms before the future ronnmel is old enough to play with it. What age is Mr Potato head for?

At least we knew what price to expect for Fulton's, and were kinda okay with it since we were using wedding gifts to pay for it.

ronnmel
10-06-2011, 10:51 PM
To borrow from Nikki's TR, anybody notice something new? :rolleyes1

charming23
10-06-2011, 11:08 PM
I see, I see!!! Congrats to both of you!!!!

shan23877
10-07-2011, 12:29 AM
Congratulations Mom! How are you feeling? Get some rest! :thumbsup2

NikkiLovesWDW!
10-07-2011, 06:40 AM
Ahhhhh!!! I KNEW that's what it was going to be when I saw "BIG NEWS!" Congratulations!! I'm sooooo excited for you!

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 09:05 AM
I see, I see!!! Congrats to both of you!!!!

Congratulations Mom! How are you feeling? Get some rest! :thumbsup2

Ahhhhh!!! I KNEW that's what it was going to be when I saw "BIG NEWS!" Congratulations!! I'm sooooo excited for you!


Yes!! I'm pregnant!!!!!!!! We are so very excited!! :banana::banana:

Thank you everyone. The first day it felt very surreal and I kept looking at the test to remind myself that it is indeed real. I even took three tests because the line was so pale on the first two we thought we might be imagining it. So I did a digital one, and I can't mistake the YES!! Already I have started to feel some physical symptoms like fatigue, queasiness with food, and heart burn. But as annoying as those can be, they make me feel more pregnant so it's okay.

Since I'm a teacher I had to do a blood test to see if I'm immune to a few contagious diseases and need to wait the results at home. I can sleep in, great! Wrong. Apparently our little peanut likes to get up early already... :cutie:

PhoenixStrength
10-07-2011, 09:30 AM
Congratulations!!! :cheer2::dance3::banana:

DisneyKira
10-07-2011, 01:49 PM
How did I miss all of these updates? Where did my email alerts go? Hmm...

I love the updates! Fulton's looks so yummy! I am sorry that star tours made you feel ooky. But TOT doesn't make you feel sick? TOT is the only ride there that makes me feel a little sick.

DisneyKira
10-07-2011, 01:51 PM
Yes!! I'm pregnant!!!!!!!! We are so very excited!! :banana::banana:

Thank you everyone. The first day it felt very surreal and I kept looking at the test to remind myself that it is indeed real. I even took three tests because the line was so pale on the first two we thought we might be imagining it. So I did a digital one, and I can't mistake the YES!! Already I have started to feel some physical symptoms like fatigue, queasiness with food, and heart burn. But as annoying as those can be, they make me feel more pregnant so it's okay.

Since I'm a teacher I had to do a blood test to see if I'm immune to a few contagious diseases and need to wait the results at home. I can sleep in, great! Wrong. Apparently our little peanut likes to get up early already... :cutie:

WOHOO! I had to make a separate comment to congratulate you! How exciting! Yay for babies :goodvibes

disneybarbie
10-07-2011, 02:02 PM
CONGRATULATIONS you two!!

So pleased for you :cloud9:

I think you wrote something about a 'little RonMel' - regarding the Mr Potato Head? - and I thought then "hmm I wonder if they're thinking about having a baby soon :rolleyes1" hehe!

Hope everything is going well with the pregnancy :cutie:


Emma princess: x

lovethattink
10-07-2011, 02:51 PM
Congratulations!!!!!! Love the new ticker!!!!

inkedupmomma
10-07-2011, 02:58 PM
YAYYYAYAYYAYAY! Awesome and congrats! Little Disney souvenir? how does big sister feel about this?

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 04:18 PM
How did I miss all of these updates? Where did my email alerts go? Hmm...

I love the updates! Fulton's looks so yummy! I am sorry that star tours made you feel ooky. But TOT doesn't make you feel sick? TOT is the only ride there that makes me feel a little sick.

You were too busy working it seems! 14 days straight! :eek:

I have a problem with things that spin, like Mission Space or the big banked turn towards the end of Expedition Everest. Something about the side G forces. I also have trouble with the things that move differently than what my brain is seeing (simulators like Star Tours, or the dark part in EE).

Straight up and down G forces do not cause me any problem. :confused3


Congratulations!!! :cheer2::dance3::banana:

WOHOO! I had to make a separate comment to congratulate you! How exciting! Yay for babies :goodvibes

Congratulations!!!!!! Love the new ticker!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS you two!!

So pleased for you :cloud9:

I think you wrote something about a 'little RonMel' - regarding the Mr Potato Head? - and I thought then "hmm I wonder if they're thinking about having a baby soon :rolleyes1" hehe!

Hope everything is going well with the pregnancy :cutie:


Emma princess: x

Thank you guys!!!!!!!!!! Yes, we had been thinking about having a baby for a while now, even stopped the pill 6 months before to give my body time to adjust. :goodvibes


YAYYYAYAYYAYAY! Awesome and congrats! Little Disney souvenir? how does big sister feel about this?

We would have loved to have a little Disney Baby, and we tried, but it didn't work. This baby is from September. :cloud9:

Big sister's reaction was hilarious! We wrote a little poem in a card:

Our family of three
Will turn to four soon
For there is a baby
Who will join us next June

She was shocked, then screamed, then was like "meh", then wanted to be present at the birth (hum, no :laughing:), then upset cause she'd have less gifts, then happy, then she cried, then she tried to negotiate a salary for when she'll baby-sit. :rotfl2: Now that the news has sunk in more she seems happy and already says hello/good night to our little peanut. :goodvibes

inkedupmomma
10-07-2011, 04:26 PM
We would have loved to have a little Disney Baby, and we tried, but it didn't work. This baby is from September. :cloud9:

Big sister's reaction was hilarious! We wrote a little poem in a card:

Our family of three
Will turn to four soon
For there is a baby
Who will join us next June

She was shocked, then screamed, then was like "meh", then wanted to be present at the birth (hum, no :laughing:), then upset cause she'd have less gifts, then happy, then she cried, then she tried to negotiate a salary for when she'll baby-sit. :rotfl2: Now that the news has sunk in more she seems happy and already says hello/good night to our little peanut. :goodvibes

awe lol.. Kayla said no way..no how..EVER am I "allowed" to have another baby.... I think the older they get the more they realize being a big sis isn't as fun lol

So very excited for you guys!

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 04:42 PM
awe lol.. Kayla said no way..no how..EVER am I "allowed" to have another baby.... I think the older they get the more they realize being a big sis isn't as fun lol

So very excited for you guys!

Yeah, the only perks she sees of being a big sister is showing her younger sibling all the "bad" stuff she knows, bossing them around, and getting paid to do so. :laughing: Not only is she an only child, but she was also the only grand-child for the longest time. She got her first cousin last June.

Do you guys want to have a kid together or are the two you already have enough?

We are very excited too. I LOVE telling everyone about it. :banana:

JoBird
10-07-2011, 05:25 PM
Mel-- I'm behind on reading here but saw the Big News in your title and wanted to say Congrats on your little babe on the way!!!! I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best for a wonderful pregnancy!:cloud9:

I'll get caught up soon I promise!!:goodvibes

discnewbie
10-07-2011, 06:11 PM
Just wanted to say congratulations!!!! :cheer2: What an exciting time in both of your lives!!

inkedupmomma
10-07-2011, 06:55 PM
Yeah, the only perks she sees of being a big sister is showing her younger sibling all the "bad" stuff she knows, bossing them around, and getting paid to do so. :laughing: Not only is she an only child, but she was also the only grand-child for the longest time. She got her first cousin last June.

Do you guys want to have a kid together or are the two you already have enough?

We are very excited too. I LOVE telling everyone about it. :banana:

Bob has always wanted kids.. but he honestly thinks mine are his, which is awesome for me, no one would ever know he is not their dad! with that said, bob has ALWAYS wanted kids for as long as I have known him. As much as he was there to help with my two and see them grow up, I want him to experience it all form the beginning. With that said, if it doesn't happen he wont be sad, but he does want more kids.. he'd like an army actually lol!

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 07:14 PM
Mel-- I'm behind on reading here but saw the Big News in your title and wanted to say Congrats on your little babe on the way!!!! I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best for a wonderful pregnancy!:cloud9:

I'll get caught up soon I promise!!:goodvibes

Just wanted to say congratulations!!!! :cheer2: What an exciting time in both of your lives!!

Thank you to the both of you. We are indeed very excited and happy. :cloud9:


Bob has always wanted kids.. but he honestly thinks mine are his, which is awesome for me, no one would ever know he is not their dad! with that said, bob has ALWAYS wanted kids for as long as I have known him. As much as he was there to help with my two and see them grow up, I want him to experience it all form the beginning. With that said, if it doesn't happen he wont be sad, but he does want more kids.. he'd like an army actually lol!

While it's great that he's being a real dad to your kids, I do wish him (and you) to have your own kid together. And I'm sure in the end Kayla will be okay with it. :goodvibes

Albytaps
10-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Congratulations! Those are some lovely pictures and a well done trip report. thanks for sharing!

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 07:32 PM
Congratulations! Those are some lovely pictures and a well done trip report. thanks for sharing!

Thanks! That is very nice of you. :goodvibes

Unfortunately I'm still waiting on that darn photopass CD. I may just have to go ahead and post the next update without it. :sad2:

Fantasyland Mom
10-07-2011, 07:42 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!:dance3::yay::woohoo:: banana::hug::cool1:

In case you can't tell, I'm SO EXCITED for you guys!!!! That's going to be one beautiful, intelligent, and amusing kiddo!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 08:20 PM
You guys have been so nice, I think I'm going to write a short update. I still want to hold off on that afternoon of day 3 until I get Photopass, so I'll start Day 4 instead. :wizard:


AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!:dance3::yay::woohoo:: banana::hug::cool1:

In case you can't tell, I'm SO EXCITED for you guys!!!! That's going to be one beautiful, intelligent, and amusing kiddo!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Thank you! You are so sweet!! :lovestruc :dance3::banana::cool1:

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Day 4 part 1 - Don't Count On Me To Fight Off Zurg
August 14th, 2011

We woke up at our usual time of 7am, quickly got ready and walked to the food court.

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As usual I forgot to take pictures of our food. I think at that time I had given up on eating breakfast and just had a chocolate milk every morning. Ron had... something. By 8am we were already on a bus and making our way to the one park we hadn't visited yet.

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Welcome, welcome, welcome! The opening ceremony of Magic Kingdom is so magical! The music is awesome and puts you right in the mood. And so many characters too!!

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I love Stitch!!

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As soon as the show was over we made our way under the train station, and onto Main Street. We turned the corner, and, saw the castle! I was already emotional from the welcome show, but this put me over the edge and tears of joy streamed down my face.

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I actually did not even take a picture of the castle. Oops. I think it was partly because I was overwhelmed, and partly because we must have come across some photopass people along the way. Anyhow, we cut through the Noddle Station and arrived in Tomorrowland. We quickly got FPs for Space Mountain, then went to see my favorite little alien who was all alone. Have I said already how much I love Stitch?

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Buzz Lightyear had no wait so we jumped in line. I remembered not liking the game very much last time because I had the hardest time aiming, but I was hoping this time would be different. Was it? I'll let you judge.

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Ooooooooooh!

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Ron's score

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And my pitiful score.

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As you can see, I was having as bad a time and quickly gave up in favor of taking pictures.

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My score is so bad, they throw me in prison with Zurg.

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After that we went on something I remembered loving when I was a kid. Unfortunately, it was being refurbed last time we were in Disney, so I was itching to go on!

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We must have gone in the standby line because Ron stopped to try the games.

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I love the ride as much as I remembered! This guy in the same rocket as us was laughing the whole way, which made me giggle the whole time. LOL
I think I forgot to take a redneck picture of our ride photo, but here are some photos from the very long walk towards the exit.

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The second we got out Ron realized he had lost his phone!!! It was in his pocket and must have slipped when he was sitting in the rocket. We asked the CM at the entrance of the ride if they had found a phone. They had! She makes us go through the fastpass line. When we get to the merge the guy handed Ron his cell and then let us through what I imagine is the chicken exit. Ron was very happy.

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Ron had to use the restroom, so I took some pictures of Tomorrowland while waiting around.

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Up Next, Who will get the Manly Horse? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42897811&postcount=177)

mickeystoontown
10-07-2011, 09:42 PM
Oh my goodness! I am soooo very excited for you two! I wondered if you were going to spring a surprise on us when you posted about buying Mr. Potato Head parts.

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 10:02 PM
Oh my goodness! I am soooo very excited for you two! I wondered if you were going to spring a surprise on us when you posted about buying Mr. Potato Head parts.

When I posted the Mr Potato Head update we had no clue I was pregnant yet. We were definitely hoping though. :goodvibes We were gonna buy those parts whether it took 2 months or two years to have a baby. Heck, I played with my Mr. Potato Head by myself the other day! :rotfl:

ditsypixie
10-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! I have enjoyed reading your PTR (beautiful wedding!) and now your TR. I hope you have wonderfully smooth pregnancy:goodvibes

ronnmel
10-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! I have enjoyed reading your PTR (beautiful wedding!) and now your TR. I hope you have wonderfully smooth pregnancy:goodvibes

Thank you! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed my PTR and very happy that you took the time to comment here. :goodvibes

Where'sPiglet?
10-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Yes!! I'm pregnant!!!!!!!! We are so very excited!! :banana::banana:

Thank you everyone. The first day it felt very surreal and I kept looking at the test to remind myself that it is indeed real. I even took three tests because the line was so pale on the first two we thought we might be imagining it. So I did a digital one, and I can't mistake the YES!! Already I have started to feel some physical symptoms like fatigue, queasiness with food, and heart burn. But as annoying as those can be, they make me feel more pregnant so it's okay.

Since I'm a teacher I had to do a blood test to see if I'm immune to a few contagious diseases and need to wait the results at home. I can sleep in, great! Wrong. Apparently our little peanut likes to get up early already... :cutie:

Congratulations! How exciting for you!

Where'sPiglet?
10-09-2011, 02:38 PM
Well, I think I have caught up on your report. I am enjoying it.

I am so glad Ron was able to get his phone back! I am paranoid about securing my belongings before the rides. This confirms that it is not paranoia, it is required if I want to keep my stuff! :laughing:

PhoenixStrength
10-09-2011, 03:13 PM
I'm glad Ron found his phone. Three years ago my parents went to WDW for their 25th Anniversary, and my Dad lost his phone getting onto the boat at Maelstrom. Unfortunately, they never found it, and it had fallen in the water so it would have been dead anyway. He had to order another phone (it is paid for by his job) and got it a couple days later down there.

Hope you get the Photopass pics soon so you can do that update!

ronnmel
10-09-2011, 03:34 PM
I'm trying to work on my photobook and It's. So. Hard.
How am I suppose to take close to 3000 photos and narrow it down the the 100 best????
:headache:

Congratulations! How exciting for you!

Thanks again! :cloud9:


Well, I think I have caught up on your report. I am enjoying it.

I am so glad Ron was able to get his phone back! I am paranoid about securing my belongings before the rides. This confirms that it is not paranoia, it is required if I want to keep my stuff! :laughing:

Ron was much better at making sure his phone was in a safe place for the rest of the trip. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about all his belongings... :sad2:


I'm glad Ron found his phone. Three years ago my parents went to WDW for their 25th Anniversary, and my Dad lost his phone getting onto the boat at Maelstrom. Unfortunately, they never found it, and it had fallen in the water so it would have been dead anyway. He had to order another phone (it is paid for by his job) and got it a couple days later down there.

Hope you get the Photopass pics soon so you can do that update!

Hope your dad didn't lose too much data when his phone fell in the water. At least it didn't take too long before he got a new one.

I hope so too!!!! It's been 2 weeks since I ordered. Tomorrow is Canadian Thanksgiving so no mail, but hopefully Tuesday? They say it can take up to 14 business days so if it's not here by Friday there is a problem...

Momof2Disneyboys
10-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Wow I am way behind around here. :scared1:

Congrats on your big news!!! :cloud9: That is awesome. I am so happy for you! :goodvibes

ronnmel
10-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Wow I am way behind around here. :scared1:

Congrats on your big news!!! :cloud9: That is awesome. I am so happy for you! :goodvibes

Better catch up then! :rotfl: j/k

Thank you! :cloud9: We've been talking about names, and we kinda like Walt's middle name, Elias, as a middle name. Disney obsessed much? :rolleyes1 :goodvibes

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
10-09-2011, 09:10 PM
Oh my goodness, Mel! I am so excited for you and Ron!!! Congratulations! I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months! :goodvibes

Love the pictures with Stitch! And I'm so glad that Ron's phone was found!

ronnmel
10-09-2011, 09:45 PM
Day 4 part 2 - At Least You Got The Manly Horse
August 14th, 2011

We were done with the main Tomorrowland attractions by 10am. Though there were a lot more things to do there, we would be back later. Now it was time to head to Fantasyland before the lines got too big.

On the way there we saw the White Rabbit having fun on the Tea Cups with some guests! Lucky them!

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We grabbed FPs for Peter Pan's Flight, and got bonus Phillarmagic FP with it. Then I tortured Ron with what used to be my favorite attraction on my very first trip at 2.

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I love all those silly animals!

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We had unfortunately missed Phillharmagic on our previous trip, os it was a must-do for us. We did not even need to use our FP as there was almost no line.

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As we exited I noticed that the Carousel had no line either, so we went on. Ron felt a bit silly being on it, but he found a manly horse to save face.

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He had the one on the right, I had the one on the left.

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We got Winnie The Pooh FPs and then we HAD to go on Snow White's Scary Adventure before it disappears for good.

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Isn't the giant peeking into the store at the end neat? Love all those little details! And I never would have thought to look up if I hadn't seen it in Mickeystoontown TR.

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Ron loved this t-shirt. LOL

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The castle looks great front every angle.

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We took a few more pictures on our way out of Fantasyland and back to Tomorrowland.

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Anybody else excited for this? We sure are!

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Up Next, How Many Sets Of Fastpasses Will We Hold In Our Hands At The Same Time??? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42985438&postcount=230)

ronnmel
10-09-2011, 09:54 PM
Oh my goodness, Mel! I am so excited for you and Ron!!! Congratulations! I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months! :goodvibes

Love the pictures with Stitch! And I'm so glad that Ron's phone was found!

Thank you! :cloud9: We hope so too!

Stitch! :lovestruc

inkedupmomma
10-09-2011, 10:02 PM
Both Bob and I had read that Snow White would be closed by the time September came! So imagine my delight when I saw it was very much up and running! It is one of my favs! I must have rode it a dozen times this past trip! You seemed to have gotten a lot done for the busier august month! great castle pics!

ronnmel
10-09-2011, 10:19 PM
Both Bob and I had read that Snow White would be closed by the time September came! So imagine my delight when I saw it was very much up and running! It is one of my favs! I must have rode it a dozen times this past trip! You seemed to have gotten a lot done for the busier august month! great castle pics!

When I was very young I was scared of the Snow White attraction. This time I liked it, it was cute. I'm glad we did it at least once before it closes.

Though it was quite busy the whole time we were there, we had a good plan of attack and knew how to really take advantage of FP. We really did a whole lot more than we anticipated! We thought it would take us almost a full day to do Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, but we were down by (a late) lunch!

Shaniyah
10-09-2011, 10:24 PM
Im so glad Ron found a "Manly Horse" LOL!!! I am so jealous that you were able to meet all of those characters so far. I learned on this trip that Tink is afraid of characters in full costume(except the princesses). I had to cancel all of my character ADR's except for CRT. :headache:

Shaniyah
10-09-2011, 10:28 PM
To borrow from Nikki's TR, anybody notice something new? :rolleyes1

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Yaaaaayyyy!:cheer2: Make sure you get all the sleep you can now because once your sweet pea gets here sleep will never be the same!

okw19
10-10-2011, 09:15 AM
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you have an easy and healthy 9 months!
Ron finding a manly horse..boys are so funny about stuff like that! :rotfl:

PhoenixStrength
10-10-2011, 09:45 AM
Glad Ron found a Manly Horse to ride. I'm bummed that Snow White is closing, but can't wait to see the new section as it opens. :goodvibes And good job getting so much done when it's busy. I have to ride everything so I only go when it's slower so I can get it all done. And even then FPs are a must!

ronnmel
10-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Im so glad Ron found a "Manly Horse" LOL!!! I am so jealous that you were able to meet all of those characters so far. I learned on this trip that Tink is afraid of characters in full costume(except the princesses). I had to cancel all of my character ADR's except for CRT. :headache:

Awww, what a bummer that Tink is afraid of fur characters. :sad2: Characters are so much fun, I love meeting them. Even Ron, who wasn't so into the idea before we left, got into it.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Yaaaaayyyy!:cheer2: Make sure you get all the sleep you can now because once your sweet pea gets here sleep will never be the same!

Thanks! I'm trying to sleep, but Peanut is making me get up to pee and then I can't go back to sleep. :rotfl2:


Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you have an easy and healthy 9 months!
Ron finding a manly horse..boys are so funny about stuff like that! :rotfl:

Thanks! I hope so too, that I will have an easy pregnancy. So far so good! :cloud9:

Of course Ron couldn't be caught on a pink horse with flowers! :lmao:


Glad Ron found a Manly Horse to ride. I'm bummed that Snow White is closing, but can't wait to see the new section as it opens. :goodvibes And good job getting so much done when it's busy. I have to ride everything so I only go when it's slower so I can get it all done. And even then FPs are a must!

As much as I like Snow White's Scary Adventure for the nostalgia factor, I am way EXCITED for the new mine ride!!!

We'd love to go when it's slower, but me being a teacher leaves us with only summer, March Break and the Holidays. At least the middle/end of August is *slightly* less crowded.

DisneyKira
10-10-2011, 02:42 PM
Haha. Manly horse :lmao:! My DH would probably choose the girliest one he could find. He is silly that way :goodvibes.

Glad you found his phone. That is so scary when you lose something in the parks! Trust me. I have lost my phone and my tickets...in one trip! I also managed to demagnetize our tickets several times in another trip :lmao:

Anyway, looks like you guys had a wonderful day in MK!

ronnmel
10-12-2011, 01:16 PM
I got my Photopass CD!!!!!!!!!!! :cool1::banana::dance3: Expect an update later today. :goodvibes


Haha. Manly horse :lmao:! My DH would probably choose the girliest one he could find. He is silly that way :goodvibes.

Glad you found his phone. That is so scary when you lose something in the parks! Trust me. I have lost my phone and my tickets...in one trip! I also managed to demagnetize our tickets several times in another trip :lmao:

Anyway, looks like you guys had a wonderful day in MK!

You seem to have quite the bad luck! Hope you were able to find all your things.
Yes, we did have a wonderful day in MK. And it's not even lunch yet!!

katt789
10-12-2011, 02:07 PM
Yay for photopass!! I'm still waiting on mine, hopefully it'll come before the end of the week!! Also! CONGRATS!! on the pregnancy! That's so exciting! Soon you'll have a little one to see the Disney Magic through their eyes! EEEK! :rotfl: Can you tell I can't wait to have that experience?! I'm excited to read more!! (and yes! I am excited for the new Fantasyland expansion! Whoot!)

ronnmel
10-12-2011, 04:35 PM
I'm almost ready to put an update, if the Dis would stop being so slow this afternoon!

Yay for photopass!! I'm still waiting on mine, hopefully it'll come before the end of the week!! Also! CONGRATS!! on the pregnancy! That's so exciting! Soon you'll have a little one to see the Disney Magic through their eyes! EEEK! :rotfl: Can you tell I can't wait to have that experience?! I'm excited to read more!! (and yes! I am excited for the new Fantasyland expansion! Whoot!)

Thanks! I can't wait to see Disney through my baby's eyes! I'm thinking we'll be going back when the baby is about 15 months old, or just over 2 years old. Depending on what our finances are at that point. Many people say they'll be too young to remember, but we all know here that WE'LL remember! Such a magical experience!! Plus, by that time the new Fantasyland Expansion will be open. Hello!! Of course we'll be there! :wizard:

Hope you get your photopass CD sooner than I did!

ronnmel
10-12-2011, 04:59 PM
Days 1 and 2 - Photopass Photos

There really won't be any text in this post. Just a few of the Photopass photos we took on our first two park days.

Animal Kingdom

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Hollywood Studios

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Mike Wazowsky

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Winnie The Pooh

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Sorcerer Mickey

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Lightning McQueen and Mater

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PhoenixStrength
10-12-2011, 08:19 PM
Love the pictures!

lovethattink
10-12-2011, 08:35 PM
Love, love, love the pictures!! Especially the balloon magic picture!!

NikkiLovesWDW!
10-12-2011, 10:00 PM
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Photopass%20day%201-2/Photo0073FourBySix.jpg



Love it!!

BTW, what do you guys carry with you that you need TWO backpacks??

shan23877
10-13-2011, 01:56 AM
Great pictures! I love the balloon one and the one where you two are hugging. So cute!

katt789
10-13-2011, 03:10 AM
Yay!! Photpass!! I love the balloon one! Awesome!!a

ronnmel
10-13-2011, 10:40 AM
Love the pictures!

Love, love, love the pictures!! Especially the balloon magic picture!!

Great pictures! I love the balloon one and the one where you two are hugging. So cute!

Yay!! Photpass!! I love the balloon one! Awesome!!a

Thanks everyone! I knew I wanted to do a jumping shot and thought the balloon magic shot was the best opportunity. The photopass guy thought I was a bit strange, but I love the end result! :rotfl::goodvibes


Love it!!

BTW, what do you guys carry with you that you need TWO backpacks??

First of all they are two tiny one shoulder backpack. Last time we had one big backpack and wanted something smaller. Almost none of my shorts have pockets, so I need a bag to put my stuff in. And we all saw what happens when Ron leaves his phone in his pocket...

In mine : my rain jacket (which takes up 85% of the space), my trip journal, my autograph book, a pen and a marker for those, one camera, my sunglass clips, a mini-wallet with my ID, my cell phone, mints, lip balm and my hair brush. And I put my ears inside when it rains.

In Ron's : a poncho, the other camera, the gorillapod, a bottle of water, sunscreen and a few other small things. Oh, and his flip flops for the days we plan on going on water rides like KRR. Next time he wants a bigger bag so he can carry his flip flops at all time and use them when it rains. (Otherwise he doesn't like walking around with them).

If it wasn't for a threat of rain every single day, we could be fine with just one bag. But Florida is so unpredictable, we have to have our rain stuff all the time.

Fantasyland Mom
10-13-2011, 10:52 AM
I love the photopass pictures, especially the ones where you're holding Simba--you guys look great cradling a baby:thumbsup2!

ditsypixie
10-13-2011, 12:07 PM
LOVE the photopass pictures! The balloon one is really cute!:yay:

Joyciemc
10-13-2011, 04:15 PM
Congratulations to you both!!

Seems like if I miss a few updates on a TR, there's bound to be a baby on the way! :goodvibes

inkedupmomma
10-13-2011, 04:28 PM
Great pics! Love the balloon one!

ronnmel
10-13-2011, 08:01 PM
I love the photopass pictures, especially the ones where you're holding Simba--you guys look great cradling a baby:thumbsup2!

Awww, thanks! :cloud9:


LOVE the photopass pictures! The balloon one is really cute!:yay:

Great pics! Love the balloon one!

Thanks! I love the balloon one a lot.


Congratulations to you both!!

Seems like if I miss a few updates on a TR, there's bound to be a baby on the way! :goodvibes

:laughing: Thanks!

ronnmel
10-13-2011, 08:59 PM
Day 3 part 1 - Typhoon Lagoon
August 13th, 2011

If you are following the trip report in order using the chapter links at the beginning, skip the next paragraph.

For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, I'm finally writing part 1 of our third day in Disney. Yay, Photopass!!

Today was our first day with no alarm. So how late did we sleep in? Well... 8am. I guess our bodies were still too used to the work and Disney getting up early schedules.

Despite waking up early we took it real slow getting ready. I was slower than Ron, so he went and got breakfast for both of us to eat in the room. So nice! He got me some Mickey Waffles and got himself a Key West Omelet. For some reason I only took picture of mine?

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Day%203%20-%20Typhoon%20Lagoon%20and%20Fultons/180.jpg


We ended up leaving the resort around 11am and took a bus to Typhoon Lagoon. Again no wait for the bus, yay!

We spotted the first photopass person even before entering the park.

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We got a locker and put our things in. I saw Lilo was out with only 1 person in line so I insisted we stop by to see her.

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My favorite part of TL is the surf pool, so that's where we headed first. We got a couple of photopass pictures with the wave in the background.

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Then jumped in the water and had some fun in the giant waves.

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We didn't stay too long. We knew most slides would have long waits at this time so we went in the lazy river. This is the life!

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Another photopass picture (see why I waited to post this?)

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As we exited we saw that the Storm Slides had a short wait so we did one of them. Fun, but very tame. Right next to it is Humunga Kawabunga, or as I prefer to call it, The Wedgie Slide! It goes really fast and is in the dark. Fun, but better check your swimsuit before stepping out... LOL

We went back to the surf pool, but all they had were tiny bobbing waves, and then no waves at all. Boring! I wanted to go on one of the tube slides so we chose Keehaul Fall. It was fun, but not really worth the 20 minutes wait.

The other two slides had an even longer wait, so we skipped them and decided to have lunch. We weren't very hungry so all we had was some fries. There was nowhere to sit, so we found a little crate in the shade and ate quickly.

As we brought our things back to the locker I saw Stitch. I love him, so this was a no-brainer.

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We checked out the underwater view at the Shark Reef.

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We went back to the lazy river. It was PACKED! Like rush hour, with bumper to bumper tubes. NOT relaxing. So we got another photopass picture and exited without making the full round.

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Now, when even the lazy river is jammed, you know the water park is full of people so we thought it was time to leave. We walked in front of Crush N Gusher without riding it, knowing we'd be back later in the week.

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As we were exiting the park we saw some dark storm clouds rolling in. Guess we left at the right time!

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We have a short wait for the bus and are soon back at POP. By this time the storm has gotten so close that they have even closed the pools at the resort. That did not happen often during our trip! There's even a warning on TV about how strong the storm is. But since you've already read my evening update you know that it didn't actually affect us much. Phew!

Before heading to our room for our afternoon rest we took a couple of pictures to show how close to the food court our room was. This was taken standing at the end of the hallway to our room. Looking this way you can see the 60s stairs, Petals pool Bar, and the Lobby/food court building.

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We were in building 3.

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And now looking the other way, our room is about halfway down, before the intersection.

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So that's it for our afternoon. We had a nice evening ahead of us!


Up Next, Shopping Time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42813482&postcount=124)

inkedupmomma
10-13-2011, 09:10 PM
man, wth! I looked ALL over for photo pass people at TL and saw NONE! Great pics, I'm totally jealy! I look forward to heading back there some day!

ronnmel
10-13-2011, 10:12 PM
man, wth! I looked ALL over for photo pass people at TL and saw NONE! Great pics, I'm totally jealy! I look forward to heading back there some day!

Awww man, sorry you were so unlucky! Maybe it was because when I went it was still summer and super packed? Usually there is at least one in the wave pool that's pretty easy to spot, and one in the lazy river that can be harder to find as he moves around. The one at the entrance we only saw once and it was around lunch time. The one with the characters is fairly obvious. We saw three at the bottom of Crush N Gusher, one for each slide. And finally we saw one at the bottom of Gangplank Falls, but only once.

inkedupmomma
10-13-2011, 10:51 PM
hmm.. I wonder if it was the time of year?? had to be! Oh well, I am excited to see what they would have looked like through yours lol!

ronnmel
10-14-2011, 10:58 AM
hmm.. I wonder if it was the time of year?? had to be! Oh well, I am excited to see what they would have looked like through yours lol!

You can be jealous of all the photopass people I saw, while I'm jealous that you got to go with lower crowds and to the MNSSHP. ;)

BTW, not ALL my picture were taken with photopass. We had an underwater camera with us the whole day.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-14-2011, 03:44 PM
Great Typhoon Lagoon pictures!! :cool1: Looks like a great time!:thumbsup2

ronnmel
10-16-2011, 12:27 PM
Awwww, one of my students just sent me an email saying they miss me and hope I come back soon. It's making being away from them even harder than it was. I love my students!! :grouphug:

I'm gonna try to put up an update today, but unfortunately the queasiness has pretty much taken over my body most of the time... At least it's not full on nausea, and it does make the pregnancy more real... :sick:

Great Typhoon Lagoon pictures!! :cool1: Looks like a great time!:thumbsup2

We did have a good time, but to be honest it wasn't the great time I was expecting. We knew going there at that hour that slides would have long wait, but I thought we'd just enjoy the lazy river and wave pool. Well between the lazy river being over flowing with people, and the wave pool not giving us many big waves to play in, I was a bit disappointed. It's okay though, we had more water park fun coming our way...

ronnmel
10-16-2011, 05:21 PM
I need your opinion. I'm trying to work on our photobook and I can't decide between two covers. I would really appreciate if a lot of you voted/commented.

Option 1

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Photobookcover1.jpg


Option 2

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Photobookcover2.jpg


So, what do you think???

NikkiLovesWDW!
10-16-2011, 05:27 PM
I usually would prefer anything with the castle, Walt, and/or Mickey on it BUT I vote for the second one. I like that we can see your faces and I think "Let the Memories Begin" is a good opening to a picture book.

SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE
10-16-2011, 05:34 PM
Awww, all of your PP pics are great! I love the one of you holding the balloons and jumping. :thumbsup2 I am so jealous of how many pictures you were able to get at TL! I wish I had an underwater camera like yours. I really like option one for the photobook! :goodvibes

Joyciemc
10-16-2011, 06:31 PM
I like the first option best. It's a good teaser for what's to come in the photobook!

jessiegirl84
10-16-2011, 08:57 PM
I really like number one. Great start and teaser to find out what's to come!

Where'sPiglet?
10-16-2011, 09:09 PM
Oooh! Tough choice!!!

I REALLY like them both!

Can you do the 2nd one as the front cover and then the 1st one as a closing picture at the end of the book?

I like the idea of the 2nd photo better, although it seems a little more cluttered with the people milling around in the background. I like that you can see more of your faces in it and it has the "Let the memories begin" banner in it. Argh....I'm no good at decisions! Ha!


How long do you have to be out of work for? Your job made you leave work because you are pregnant? I missed something along the way...

ronnmel
10-16-2011, 10:05 PM
I usually would prefer anything with the castle, Walt, and/or Mickey on it BUT I vote for the second one. I like that we can see your faces and I think "Let the Memories Begin" is a good opening to a picture book.

Exactly why I have this dilemma!


Awww, all of your PP pics are great! I love the one of you holding the balloons and jumping. :thumbsup2 I am so jealous of how many pictures you were able to get at TL! I wish I had an underwater camera like yours. I really like option one for the photobook! :goodvibes

You really should get an underwater camera then. Or ask for one for Christmas! It's a great investment, especially for the price.


I like the first option best. It's a good teaser for what's to come in the photobook!

I really like number one. Great start and teaser to find out what's to come!

I feel like with option one you are kinda looking through a window into the book.


Oooh! Tough choice!!!

I REALLY like them both!

Can you do the 2nd one as the front cover and then the 1st one as a closing picture at the end of the book?

I love your idea of using option 2 as the cover and option 1 as the end of the book. I had just thought of another possibility and was coming here to post it. I could use option 1 as the cover, but option 2 as the very first picture of the book with a cool saying about "letting the memories begin". Hum, more food for thought...


I like the idea of the 2nd photo better, although it seems a little more cluttered with the people milling around in the background. I like that you can see more of your faces in it and it has the "Let the memories begin" banner in it. Argh....I'm no good at decisions! Ha!

I too find that all the people around us in option 2 is kinda distracting and part of the reason I don't like it as much as I should.


How long do you have to be out of work for? Your job made you leave work because you are pregnant? I missed something along the way...

I'm a teacher and am in daily contact with several hundred students. There is a big risk that one of those students at school could have a contagious disease harmful (and possibly deadly) to the fetus. So the second I learn I'm pregnant I have to stay home and take a blood test to see if I'm immune to those diseases. I'm currently at home waiting for the results, which could take anywhere between 2 weeks and a month. If I'm immune I go back to work, if not I stay on preventive leave until a month before my due date, when my maternity leave kicks in.

If later I get a second child and already know I'm immune, then no need to go through it again. If I was not immune the first time I still need to do the test though as I could have become immune in the meantime (it has happened to a friend).

Stan Solo
10-17-2011, 09:23 AM
My vote goes to number 1.

Number 1 is a great teaser and number 2 has to many random people in the back ground to make the cover (as other posters posted).

mickeystoontown
10-17-2011, 12:01 PM
I was way behind and there are just too many things to comment on. Let's just say I loved each update 'cause that's easier. ;) Seriously, ya'll look like you are having a great time and the photopass pictures are great.

I think I like the second picture as the photobook cover.

shan23877
10-17-2011, 02:01 PM
I'm voting for the second picture as the cover, and the 1st as the very last page. I think. They're both great options. Maybe you should just do 2 books. :lmao:

discnewbie
10-17-2011, 04:22 PM
They're both great, but I like the first picture a bit better :)

ronnmel
10-17-2011, 06:05 PM
My vote goes to number 1.

Number 1 is a great teaser and number 2 has to many random people in the back ground to make the cover (as other posters posted).

I was way behind and there are just too many things to comment on. Let's just say I loved each update 'cause that's easier. ;) Seriously, ya'll look like you are having a great time and the photopass pictures are great.

I think I like the second picture as the photobook cover.

I'm voting for the second picture as the cover, and the 1st as the very last page. I think. They're both great options. Maybe you should just do 2 books. :lmao:

They're both great, but I like the first picture a bit better :)

Ok, so far I have 5 votes for option 1, and 4 votes for option 2. Not the landslide I was hoping! :rotfl: But that just goes to show that both are reall good pictures and it's normal that I'm having such a tough time deciding.

I'm really leaning towards the first one because of all the random people around us that several of you have pointed out. I knew *something* was buggin me about that picture, and I think this is it. But if I do choose option 1, then for sure option 2 will be on the first page, and if I go with option 2 then the other picture will be on the very last page.

Thanks!

Where'sPiglet?
10-17-2011, 07:30 PM
I'm glad you're closer to making a decision! (Well, at least it appears you are...:rotfl:)


I'm a teacher and am in daily contact with several hundred students. There is a big risk that one of those students at school could have a contagious disease harmful (and possibly deadly) to the fetus. So the second I learn I'm pregnant I have to stay home and take a blood test to see if I'm immune to those diseases. I'm currently at home waiting for the results, which could take anywhere between 2 weeks and a month. If I'm immune I go back to work, if not I stay on preventive leave until a month before my due date, when my maternity leave kicks in.

If later I get a second child and already know I'm immune, then no need to go through it again. If I was not immune the first time I still need to do the test though as I could have become immune in the meantime (it has happened to a friend).

I do remember you posting that you are a teacher. We were talking about it on another thread. Apparently, this is one of those areas where Canada and the USA are very different. I also am a teacher. My friend got pregnant last year and kept it a secret for quite a while. Then she worked all the way up to the last day of school. She delivered the baby the day after school let out. The only time she missed any work was when she had appointments and/or was sick.

I cannot wrap my head around that policy you have up there! It sounds beneficial in terms of health, but it blows my mind since it's so different than what we have here. And as for maternity leave here, they'll let you take the time, but they won't pay you for it aside from the typical amount of leave hours we get.

inkedupmomma
10-17-2011, 09:02 PM
Option 1, the blue one with you guys looking at the castle! so cute!

ronnmel
10-17-2011, 09:29 PM
I'm glad you're closer to making a decision! (Well, at least it appears you are...:rotfl:)



I do remember you posting that you are a teacher. We were talking about it on another thread. Apparently, this is one of those areas where Canada and the USA are very different. I also am a teacher. My friend got pregnant last year and kept it a secret for quite a while. Then she worked all the way up to the last day of school. She delivered the baby the day after school let out. The only time she missed any work was when she had appointments and/or was sick.

I cannot wrap my head around that policy you have up there! It sounds beneficial in terms of health, but it blows my mind since it's so different than what we have here. And as for maternity leave here, they'll let you take the time, but they won't pay you for it aside from the typical amount of leave hours we get.

I guess we really are lucky up here for that. The preventive leave is paid by a government controlled group that takes care of security and health in the work environment. I am very glad we have that as some of the diseases children often have can cause miscarriage of malformation. Maternity leave is paid partly mostly by the government. I believe the only other job where that happens is those working in a daycare environment. And maybe Children's Hospitals? Really not sure about that one, it's just a guess. I think I prefer having higher taxes, but these kinds of benefits.

Some teachers do work until very late in the pregnancy. If you are not on preventive leave, then it is your choice to work as late as you want in your pregnancy.


Option 1, the blue one with you guys looking at the castle! so cute!

Option 1 seems to be the front runner right now. Plus, since I won't be restricted by picture orientation on my first page, I'll be able to use another picture we have with the "Let the memories begin" banner that has less people in it. :thumbsup2

PhoenixStrength
10-17-2011, 09:59 PM
I vote Option 1 as well. I like that you can see your faces on Option 2, but the extra people are distracting and make Option 1 better in my opinion. :)

ronnmel
10-17-2011, 10:14 PM
I vote Option 1 as well. I like that you can see your faces on Option 2, but the extra people are distracting and make Option 1 better in my opinion. :)

Well it's official. I've just finished the cover and page one of my photobook. I used option 1 for the cover, and this picture for the first page, with a well placed Mickey sticker to hide the two guys next to us. :thumbsup2

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb403/RonMelDisneymoon/Photo0698FourBySix.jpg

LisaKeys
10-18-2011, 12:32 AM
Since the 2nd photo has the caption: Let the memories begin" I think it's a great way to start the album by having it on the cover. I read someone else felt the 1st one would be a great way to end the book, and I agree since it's a back pose of you both.

Loved your last installment! Looking forward to reading more. :surfweb:

NMW
10-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Subscribing

crymson77
10-18-2011, 10:38 AM
cool

ronnmel
10-18-2011, 11:37 AM
Since the 2nd photo has the caption: Let the memories begin" I think it's a great way to start the album by having it on the cover. I read someone else felt the 1st one would be a great way to end the book, and I agree since it's a back pose of you both.

Loved your last installment! Looking forward to reading more. :surfweb:

Thanks for the vote. I really like the idea of having the memories banner on the over of the book, but it just bugs me too much to have random people on the cover of our book. In the book I can add "stickers" of the characters to hide such stuff, but not on the cover unfortunately. So I'm going with option 1, with a "memories" picture on the first page with a little blurb about our trip and ending with "Let the memories begin!" :)

I should be able to put up a new update later today.

Subscribing

:welcome: Hope you enjoy the read!

cool

:goodvibes
:welcome: to you too!

ronnmel
10-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Day 4 part 3 - Do the Hustle
August 14th, 2011

Ok, back to our regular programming. So far on our first morning at MK we had done part of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. We were now going back to Tomorrowland.

First we got a second set of Space Mountain FP. Why? Because we can! Then we had a very important place to go. The Merchant of Venus store so I can get my fill of Stitch.

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What I really wanted was to get a toutou (French for plush toy) of Angel, Stitch's girlfriend. I got this idea because of our wedding cake topper. I already had a Stitch toutou and wanted to complete the couple. Unfortunately, they only had one size for Angel, which was about half the size of my Stitch toutou. Oh well, I bought it anyway! I've been sleeping with both ever since. Yes, I'm a grown woman sleeping with toutous. :cutie:

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After I got my very precious toutou we took a ride on the People Mover. I was getting hungry, but I had something other than lunch on my mind. A sweet cream cheese pretzel! YUMMY!!

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While I ate Ron went across the park to get a FP. I told him to surprise me. He came back with one for Big Thunder. Then we went on the Carousel of Progress. We liked it a lot, especially Ron. He loves how relaxing it is. And of course the song got stuck in our head. "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow..."

We were pretty much done with Tomorrowland for the day, so we decided to go across the park. First we stopped by a photopass person near the entrance to Tomorrowland.

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Then we stumbled upon the "Move it" Shake it" street party. It was cute, but at this point it was just past noon, the sun was shining with barely any clouds and the heat was getting to me. So as soon as we could we moved on. We got FPs for Jungle Cruise partly because the wait was too long for our taste, but mostly because I really wanted to ride at night.

We stopped by Pecos Bill to eat lunch. I forgot to take a picture of the food, but we basically just shared a burger. I did take pictures of the surroundings. There were no tables available inside so we went outside to a little nook between Frontierland and Adventureland.

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Once we were done eating Ron went to get FPs for Splash. I was way too hot to move, so I stayed there and took more pictures. These guys were hanging around.

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And so was this little dude. It was very sad because he had this huge disgusting wound on one side. Poor little squirrel! I actually took a picture, but it's kinda gross so I won't post it. Here's his "good" side.

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By that time the heat was becoming way too much and making both of us kinda grumpy. I had planned for a break that afternoon and we desperately needed one. So back to POP we went, and got there around 2pm.

We tried taking a nap, but we had a hard time falling asleep. So after a while we just decided to go to the pool instead. I wanted to go in the Hippy Dippy Pool, but Ron preferred the quietness of the Bowling pool so that's where we went. We stayed a long time, and I even did a little tanning. Guess we were too hot to take pictures. The only one I have is the view from our room.

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We went back to the room to watch tv and rest some more. At 6pm we decided to go get some food for dinner. I had forgotten about it, but 6pm is when some CM dance the Hustle in the POP lobby. I kinda wanted to join in, but ultimately was too shy to do it. So we just watched for a while.

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We got our food and came back to the room to eat. I had Nachos Supreme and an Oreo Cupcake (which I kept for later). Ron got the Pan Seared Fish and some watermelon.

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Oh, and for those who don't want to go back and count how many sets of FPs we had accumulated so far, it was 7!!! Here's a picture to prove it:

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Did we get to use them all? We'll see, as it was now time to head back to MK for the evening!


Up Next, What time is Witches? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43006075&postcount=243)

thekeeper
10-18-2011, 03:44 PM
Just join in, loving it so far! You guys look like you had a blast there! It is making even more exited for my upcoming honeymoon in WDW next summer :)

ronnmel
10-18-2011, 05:08 PM
Just join in, loving it so far! You guys look like you had a blast there! It is making even more exited for my upcoming honeymoon in WDW next summer :)

:welcome: and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Disney is the perfect place to honeymoon in our opinion. :lovestruc

discnewbie
10-18-2011, 05:12 PM
Great post!!

I was thinking of having the nachos supreme when we go, it looks great! Do you think it is big enough to share with another adult? And do you get to add the sour cream etc. yourself or do they put it on? My kids love nachos but hate sour cream, so if I ended up sharing with them I'd want it on the side :)

I'm not a pretzel fan but yours looks REALLY good!!

justakrazymom
10-18-2011, 05:30 PM
Ok i am all caught back up!!

disneybarbie
10-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Great update :goodvibes

Btw I'm really impressed you were wearing your bride ears with sunglasses.. I barely wore my ears because I couldn't work out how to wear them with glasses at the same time! :cutie:

'Angel' is quite popular in Disneyland Paris I believe - DH's niece has a plush of her from a trip there :goodvibes



Emma princess: x

inkedupmomma
10-18-2011, 05:52 PM
I kinda want to punch you for the food porn right now... we are on a lifestyle change and have been eating so healthy, which I LOVE, but man, I would punch a baby for those nachos and that cupcake...even just a taste!!

Great FP plan.. think i'll use that plan next time we go! although, they may be cracking down on when you can use them :lmao:

ronnmel
10-18-2011, 06:49 PM
Great post!!

I was thinking of having the nachos supreme when we go, it looks great! Do you think it is big enough to share with another adult? And do you get to add the sour cream etc. yourself or do they put it on? My kids love nachos but hate sour cream, so if I ended up sharing with them I'd want it on the side :)

I'm not a pretzel fan but yours looks REALLY good!!

It is totally big enough to share! I did NOT finish it. And it did taste great, though I'm not so used to the melted cheese. Here it's almost always real cheese that they put on nachos. That melted cheese is nowhere to be found in our fast food places either.

You choose all the things you want on them, but they add it. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they have little cups if you want something "on the side". I'm pretty sure I remember a guy asking for that while I was in line.

I'm not a huge pretzel fan either, but I LOVE cream cheese. It was good. popcorn::


Ok i am all caught back up!!

Yay!:)


Great update :goodvibes

Btw I'm really impressed you were wearing your bride ears with sunglasses.. I barely wore my ears because I couldn't work out how to wear them with glasses at the same time! :cutie:

'Angel' is quite popular in Disneyland Paris I believe - DH's niece has a plush of her from a trip there :goodvibes



Emma princess: x

I wear regular glasses 99.9% of the time and those sunglasses were just clip-on. My wedding and that day at TL and Fulton's was almost the only time I wore contacts this year. It never caused a problem with the ears. Maybe it's easier with regular glasses than big sunglasses? :confused3

I'm pretty sure Angel is popular in Tokyo as Stitch as a show on tv there, but I had no clue about Paris. Thanks! :goodvibes


I kinda want to punch you for the food porn right now... we are on a lifestyle change and have been eating so healthy, which I LOVE, but man, I would punch a baby for those nachos and that cupcake...even just a taste!!

Great FP plan.. think i'll use that plan next time we go! although, they may be cracking down on when you can use them :lmao:

:rotfl: You always crack me up with your expression of punching a baby. Sorry if I'm making your life harder. I do NOT eat healthy. I know I should change that, especially with the Peanut in my stomach... So from now on just look at Ron's food, okay? :laughing: But seriously, good job on the lifestyle change! I know it takes courage to go through with it. :thumbsup2

Oh man, if (when) they start enforcing the return time on those FP it will seriously change our way of touring. But for now, go for it! It's a GREAT way to see lots of attractions with minimal wait time. :cool1:

Fantasyland Mom
10-18-2011, 07:52 PM
You know what? We had already decided that we're staying somewhere different next trip, but this update makes me want to go back to Pop. I miss it already :(. I love the food, the Hustle, the bedspreads...sigh...

ronnmel
10-18-2011, 08:47 PM
You know what? We had already decided that we're staying somewhere different next trip, but this update makes me want to go back to Pop. I miss it already :(. I love the food, the Hustle, the bedspreads...sigh...

Oh, well, then wait until I do the update when I went around the whole resort and took lots of pictures. It was about mid-trip. :cutie:

But seriously, I understand the feeling. So many of the Disney resort look amazing and I want to stay there someday. Even if we win the lottery and can afford the deluxe, I still want to try all the moderates. But at the same time, POP was so perfect that we really want to go back there... It's a very hard decision.

discnewbie
10-18-2011, 08:53 PM
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It is totally big enough to share! I did NOT finish it. And it did taste great, though I'm not so used to the melted cheese. Here it's almost always real cheese that they put on nachos. That melted cheese is nowhere to be found in our fast food places either.

You choose all the things you want on them, but they add it. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they have little cups if you want something "on the side". I'm pretty sure I remember a guy asking for that while I was in line.



Thanks! I'm used to the real cheese too, it didn't register that it wasn't. Maybe the grated cheese on chips is a Canadian thing?

Love your trip report and all of the pictures!

ronnmel
10-20-2011, 01:23 PM
Thanks! I'm used to the real cheese too, it didn't register that it wasn't. Maybe the grated cheese on chips is a Canadian thing?

Love your trip report and all of the pictures!

It probably is a Canadian thing. Yay for Canada!

Thanks! I'm gonna work on a new update now, so more pictures for you to look at. :goodvibes

disneygeeks
10-20-2011, 01:44 PM
I just started reading your TR and love it so far. Just wondering do some of the rooms at POP now come with fridges? I know when we went back in 2009 we didn't have a fridge and if you wanted one it would cost you $10 a day.

ronnmel
10-20-2011, 02:01 PM
Day 4 part 4 - What Time is Witches?
August 14th, 2011

First, some backtracking. I'm pretty sure that before we left MK earlier that day we took the Railroad to Main Street from Frontierland instead of walking it. For some reason though I did not write it down or take any pictures. I blame the heat.

Anyway, after a relaxing afternoon at POP, we made it back to Magic Kingdom around 7:30pm. MK was having evening EMH that night, so we had around 6 more hours of park time ahead of us!

We had lots of FPs accumulated from that morning (7!!), so of course we had to use them now. But before that, a little confusion. See, I have this picture:

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It says I took it at 7:38pm, minutes before all my other pictures of Main Street. It looks like the inside of the Train Station, but we didn't take the train at that time. Why would I go up there just to take this picture? Am I wrong and is it from somewhere other than the Train Station?

Ok, so after the confusing picture, we walked down Main Street. And took pictures, of course!

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I think Ron may have already been tired of all my picture taking...

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So, were we headed right or left of the Castle. I'll let you judge:

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We were heading to Splash Mountain! I remembered the big drop at the end, but not all the little dips before that. Splash is one of my favorite ride because to me it has everything : a good story, lots of details to look at, a catchy song, some thrill with the big drop, a refreshing splash of water on a hot summer day, and most of all, it's long enough to make it worth the wait. Come along on the ride with us!

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Did you have fun? We sure did! Up next was Big Thunder Mountain obviously. No pictures this time as it was getting too dark, but don't worry we will be back.

From then on we just went in order. So the next attraction was Peter Pan's Flight. If I had been on it before I had absolutely no recollection. I loved it! The concept of "flying" above the decor is so cool. It's one of Ron's favorite dark ride.

Continuing on in Fantasyland we hit Winnie the Pooh. Isn't the new queue fun?

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What's next after Fantaslyand? Tomorrowland and Space Mountain! Love having all those FPs to use. We are really zipping through those rides tonight. We haven't even been in the park 90 minutes!

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This time I get the seat in the very back. I find it more bumpier than earlier that day and it makes me feel slightly queasy. So even though we had two sets of FPs for this, I don't want to go on it again right away. Maybe later?

What do you do when you feel queasy? You go relax on the People Mover. Sorry, no pictures this time.

I was still a bit queasy, but Ron was not so he got himself a smoothie, Tropical Fruit. He LOVED it.

We exit Tomorrowland.

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We walk through the crowded hub and find a spot to watch Wishes. I swear Ron asked me what time "Witches" was, but he denies it. Hahaha Anyway, Wishes was at 10pm and it was around 9:45pm by then, which means we caught part of the new "Magic, Memories, and You!" show. WONDERFUL! But more on that later.

We get a great spot in the middle of the hub to watch Wishes. I take pictures of the castle while waiting for it to begin.

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Wishes is magical, as always. The music is so perfect!


Up Next, The Perfect Spot to watch MMY and How Late Do We Stay? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43015516&postcount=252)

ronnmel
10-20-2011, 02:03 PM
I just started reading your TR and love it so far. Just wondering do some of the rooms at POP now come with fridges? I know when we went back in 2009 we didn't have a fridge and if you wanted one it would cost you $10 a day.

:welcome:

I honestly have no clue why we got a fridge for free. My best guess, from what I've been told by other members, is that there is always a fridge in handicapped accessible rooms (we had a room with a shower, no tub). I just say it's Pixie Dust. :goodvibes

disneygeeks
10-20-2011, 02:07 PM
well you gotta like that then..Awesome TR so far only on page 5 but lovin it...take care.

cindianne320
10-20-2011, 04:28 PM
Decided to come and find your trip report- I am enjoying it so far!

Congratulations on the new baby!!! I am also due in June and am a teacher. Unfortunately, here they don't care as much about early pregnant moms, so no getting off work for me BUT when I was pregnant with my first a child had 5ths disease, and I had the test to show I was immune- thank goodness, and also had to take antibiotics for whooping cough.

I hope you have an uneventful pregnancy, and can't wait for your TR with your new little one!

cindianne320
10-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Whoops- Double Post :)

Glad you enjoyed "Witches" ;)

ronnmel
10-20-2011, 08:44 PM
well you gotta like that then..Awesome TR so far only on page 5 but lovin it...take care.

Thanks! Awww, day 1. One of my favorite day of the trip! :goodvibes


Decided to come and find your trip report- I am enjoying it so far!

Congratulations on the new baby!!! I am also due in June and am a teacher. Unfortunately, here they don't care as much about early pregnant moms, so no getting off work for me BUT when I was pregnant with my first a child had 5ths disease, and I had the test to show I was immune- thank goodness, and also had to take antibiotics for whooping cough.

I hope you have an uneventful pregnancy, and can't wait for your TR with your new little one!

Glad you came over, and thanks! I guess we'll be going through the pregnancy at the same time. Right now I'm full on in the "morning sickness that lasts almost all day" phase. Hope you have an uneventful pregnancy as well. And good thing that you are immuned to 5th.

I can't wait to go with my little one and see Disney through a child's eyes! I see that you already have your next trip planned, awesome! We're hoping to go back around that time as well, 2014 at the latest.

ronnmel
10-20-2011, 08:47 PM
I would just like to apologize in advance to all the people who's trip report I'm following. I'm reading them all, but with this "morning-sickness-that-lasts-all-day" thing, I'm just not in the mood to comment much. Especially when your updates involve food. I'm reading them though!

disneygeeks
10-20-2011, 09:38 PM
we just got to go on star tours about 3 weeks ago and thought it was fantastic. we went on about 10 times and we were both rebel spies a couple of times. way better then the original