The trip to make up for the cold (July 2012) Done 02/04
The trip to make up for the cold! July 18-25, 2012
Disclaimer: This is where I will post all the links to the chapters! (So you can skip all the chitchat if you just want to read the TR or look at the thousands of pictures.)
July 18, 2012
Part 1: On the Way!
Part 2: Port Orleans Riverside
Part 3: Riverside Mill
Part 4: Port Orleans pictures
Part 5: Waiting for the boat
Part 6: On the way to Downtown Disney
Part 7: Downtown Disney and Rainforest Cafe
Part 8: Volcano!
Part 9: Downtown Disney and Disney's Days of Christmas Store
Part 10: Trying to get back to POR before the storm
Part 11: My first WDW Park in TWO years!!!
Part 12: My first ride
July 19, 2012
Part 1: Main Street, USA
Part 2: Cinderella Castle
Part 3: Mostly the castle... and more
Part 4: Some more Tomorrowland and some more Castle pictures!
Part 5: Even more Tomorrowland and a little POR
Part 6: Back to DHS
Part 7: The wait is on and some DHS wanderings
Part 8: We show ourselves!
Part 9: Supper and the rest of the evening
July 20, 2012
Part 1: Epcot!
Part 2: Mission Space and a superb snack
Part 3: Dessert and lunch... in which order?
Part 3B: Food at Via Napoli
Part 4: A derailed train!!! (Yes, at Disney!)
Part 5: An afternoon break at POR
Part 6: More POR
Part 7: Downtown Disney again!
Part 8: EMH at MK
Part 9: More EMH
Part 10: Fantasyland (Mostly Peter Pan)
Part 11: Winnie the Pooh
Part 12: Winnie the Pooh Part 2
Part 13: Tomorrowland EMH
Part 14: Cinderella Castle at Night! (Many, MANY pictures of the Castle
Part 15: Cinderella Castle Part 2! (See how many pictures? I needed two whole posts!
Part 16: Haunted Mansion
Part 17: Splash Mountain
Part 18: Pirates of the Caribbean
Part 19: The end of a LONG day! (19 posts in my TR-it had better have been a long day! LOL)
News Bulletin: Some very important news about WDW... and Me! LOL
July 21, 2012
Part 1:Breakfast and the start of our day (at DHS)
Part 2: He called the head of security on me!!!
Part 3: Pixar Place and 50s Prime Time
Part 4: POFQ
Part 5: A major room issue.
July 22, 2012
Part 1: The Grand Floridian
Part 2: 1900 Park Fair Breakfast
Part 3: More GF and more POR
Part 4: The part where I found the receipts! LOL *This part was updated after July 23.
July 23, 2012
Part 1: Animal Kingdom
Part 2: The Safari
Part 3: The last of the Safari
Part 4: Expedition Everest
Part 5: Food
Part 6: Camp Minnie Mickey
Part 7: Festival of the Lion King
Part 8: FOTLK part 2
July 24, 2012 It was our last full day and was almost as sad as the actual last day!
Part 1: Breakfast at POR
Part 2: More POR and DTD
Part 3: World of Disney and POR
Part 4: More Port Orleans Riverside
Part 5: Still more POR
Part 6: Epcot!
Part 7: More Epcot.
Part 8: Figment! (Don't read this if you don't like Figment, LOL Many pictures of JITI)
Part 9: Goodbye Epcot! :(
Part 10: The Grand again
Part 11: More GF
Part 12: Walking right down the middle of Main Street USA
Part 13: More MK
Part 14: Riverboat!
Part 15: Around MK some more.
Part 16: Pirates of the Caribbean
Part 17: Haunted Mansion and Goodbye MK. :(
July 25, 2012 Such a sad, depressing day. But it was sunny and beautiful and other people were just starting their vacations. This trip was much too short!
Last morning at WDW. Goodbye WDW!
Pre-Trip information for the trip that will not be happening... :(
Some info with PICTURES! LOL Because I'm me... LOL
Yes, this trip is the trip we took to make up for our trip to Disneyland in March. We said it didn't count because we found it too cold! We loved Disneyland, and California, the people, the hotel, everything. We just were bad Canadians who didn't like the cold!
If you havenít read my other trip reports, youíre welcome to do so to learn a little more about me and my sister and our friend. We go by the Golden Girls and call ourselves Blanche, Rose and Dorothy. In real life, we alternate by our attitudes/behaviors, but for the trip reports, I am always Dorothy, Rose is always my sister (who didnít get to come on the last two trips!) and Roseís sister in law is always Blanche.
I am Dorothy, long time, big time Disney fan and Iím currently a French Immersion kindergarten teacher. Between pre-service teaching, full time classrooms and short term contracts, Iíve taught every grade between K-12 (French Immersion or Core French) except for grades one and six, although Iíve covered both for a sub day here or there). I love taking pictures, traveling, reading, (and more) and I come from a huge family. I have 9 siblings and 16 nieces and nephews so far. I really wish the tag fairy would find me with something fun.
This is me in at Disneyland in March 2012. (The trip that we need to make up for the cold, right?)
Untitled by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
This is Blanche. Sheís the oldest of the three of us (only two for this trip). She is a paediatric nurse and also has nine siblings. Iím sure she has tons of nieces and nephews, but I donít know the exact number. We share 2 nieces and 2 nephews though. She loves to travel and to read, but she doesnít take pictures. Unfortunately, about 2 years ago, she hurt her hip and it still hasnít healed, so she canít do as many rides as sheíd like. About 2 weeks before the trip, she broke her foot. Yep. Disney with a sore hip, and then a broken foot. Sore right hip. Broken left foot. Think about it! But we still went, with plans for many breaks. We went to Disneyland in March (trip report is in my signature), but we found it really, really cold. So we said that the trip could not count! We like hot weatherÖ We loved Disneyland, but we were freezing most of the time. (We can get that here! We donít need it on vacation in March).
Minnie by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Here we both are, to show you just how cold it was:
Untitled by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
You can read my TR if you want to read about the cold, but amazing trip, here is the link. I want to go back to DL, but I will do that in the summer, thank you very much!!!
On the way!
July 18, Part 1: On the way!
I always start my other trip reports writing really fun, but then slow down in the end and just post pictures. So this time, I’ll just start with a back story and mostly pictures and we’ll see what happens!
As is tradition, my nephew, who is now 17, but was 12 when I took him to Disney, spent the night at my place and came with us to the airport. Rose drove Dorothy to my house to pick us up, and we were at the airport. We went to the washroom before security and I met a Diser! She noticed my sweater, or my t-shirt, or my watch, or my earrings, or my ring, or my shoes! Hahaha. I can’t remember. I wrote down her Disname, but I can’t find where I wrote it! It was soos (and some numbers) or suze (and some numbers). So if you’re reading, it was lovely to meet you!
We went through security and Blanche had a Rose moment and realized she forgot her sunglasses in her car. The real Rose and my nephew had already gone, so she called them, and they would come back. I told one of the security people what happened when I saw my sister and they said to let her just put the glasses on the belt and I would pick them up on the other side. No need to go through security again! Small PEI airport has definite benefits! (besides being about 3 minutes from home!)
Oops! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
So we really had an uneventful flight. I think we were a little delayed, because we were not the only ones worried about our connection. Blanche got a wheelchair and held my carryon bag on her lap, (I packed light and had a little tote as a carryon) and I kept my slingback camera bag on my back, pushed the wheelchair and rolled her carryon too. Thank goodness we were flying through Montreal and we didn’t need to get our checked bags. We had met a couple from PEI that were on the same flight, and they sped off ahead of us, but we somehow made it through customs before them. The gentleman ended up sitting beside me on the flight. We were talking about his job (fisheries and environment) and then somehow we ended up talking faith and that both Blanche and I were single… Not sure how that all happened, but he was friendly. He offered to pray for us that we’ll find our matches and said that sometimes it takes as little as three hours. The whole trip long we kept saying “our three hours have past!” I’m not belittling his Faith or anything else, I actually thought it was sweet that he was going to pray for us. It was the time frame that got us giggling. So we chatted through parts of the flight, I made Blanche watch the first episode of Once Upon a Time, and I watched the first two (again!).
Before we knew it, we saw this sign:
Magical Express 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
I don’t think we waited 5 minutes to get on our bus, in fact, I think we just walked right on from the time we entered the line. We were also the first stop off the bus, and we were at our resort and checked in within an hour and 15 minutes of landing.
I love getting “real” DME buses!
DME 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
See Blanche’s boot? It was not easy for her to climb the stairs.
Broken foot by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
DME 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
I really have to buy me some Mickey hands next time!
Mickey hand by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Our driver, telling us which hotels were our drop off points.
DME driver by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
*sigh* Palm trees.
Blanche was probably sore. I was extremely happy, and I can’t help but show it!
Happy to be in FL! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
DME 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Getting closer! (One day I’ll be able to get an awesome shot of this without the big line in the middle and the windshield wipers!)
Yay! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Yay! 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Sorry… I photoshopped the bug guts out in the other ones, but these next few it was right in the way…
Yay! 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
And I know that is a lot of pictures for the sign, but we all know how much we love to see this sign! (If you don’t, you’re on the wrong discussion board and you may as well stop reading my Trip Report Right away because you’ll be seeing a lot of pictures you won’t like if this sign doesn’t make you happy!)
Yay! 4 (ew bug) by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Almost there! by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Port Orleans Riverside 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Someone on here once mentioned how much they loved the moss at POR because it made them feel like they were there in FL, so I took a picture for them.
POR 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Port Orleans Riverside
Part 2: Port Orleans Riverside
Our room was ready!
We were in a water view room in Acadian House, on the ground floor. Room 8071, which is ground floor, with a pool within hearing distance, but you canít see it because of the shrubbery. No biggie though, that wasnít too important, the ground floor and being in Magnolia Bend was the most important to us.
The walk to our room:
POR 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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POR 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
It took less than 8 minutes to walk to our room. (And find it. I think we went the long way around the first time, walking slowly and taking pictures too, right?) So I snapped some pictures as we dropped off our things. We then went to grab a bite to eat as we were hungry.
Room 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 4 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 5 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 6 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 7 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 8 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 9 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
I love these! Itís Tiana and Naveen!!!
Room 10 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
And Lottie and Big Daddy!
Room 11 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 12 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Room 13 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
POR 6 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
I'm here! Now to go back and read!!
Enjoying your trip report. We will be at POR in November. I can't wait to see your pics.
Loving your pictures! Can't wait to see more! :)
Lovely pictures! I'm looking forward to the rest of your report.
Hey, I just so this guy... I like him! Hee hee hee! :duck: No throwing things at me if you don't like my TR!
Part 3: Riverside Mill
The walk back to Riverside Mill.
POR 7 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Our first lizard. Itís funny, I wouldnít be thrilled at seeing a lizard here, but in Florida, I love it, mostly because it means Iím in Florida!!!
POR 8 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
The pool outside our room:
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I got the choose your own pasta. I loved watching him set fire to the food!
POR 23 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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Make your own pasta by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
The top Ĺ was really good. The bottom was way too greasy and most of the spinach landed at the bottom. And I didnít like the chicken. I like chicken breast in things, not the dark meat, so I decided I would not get chicken the next time, because really, the rest of it was delicious!
Pasta 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
Blanche got the adult chicken fingers that weíve had many times. She said they were awesome as usual.
Chicken nuggets by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
We bought the QSDP, because we love the convenience of it. We tend to eat more food when weíre on it, because we wouldnít normally be getting desserts with every meal. We got waters to drink in the parks later on and we got something in our mugs as well. Blanche got grapes for her dessert and I said Iíd get an ice cream cone, but I lost my receipt in the store when I bought a new lanyard. Oh well. I knew weíd be eating a volcano at Rainforest Cafť later on, so I wasnít too concerned! LOL
Part 4: Port Orleans Riverside
POR 29 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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More pictures for the walk back to our room, and back to the Main area.
POR 32 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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I thought the leaves on this tree looked plastic.
POR 38 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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(And yes, Blanche was allowed to walk some without her boot, but not for too long at a time!)
POR 41 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr
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What a pretty resort! Poor Blanche looks in pain.
Blanche was in pain, she needed to take breaks. But she didn't complain! She was a real trooper.
Our trip is November 11th - November 16th. There is a huge group of use going. There are going to be nine of us.
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