Happily Ever After Begins Here -- An Oct. 2012 TR Updated! 11/17!
Once upon a time, there was a Disney-loving princess who found a prince who put up with all her Disney craziness. Five Disney World trips, four trip reports and countless gorgeous Disney photos from the prince later, the charming prince decided it was time for the Disney-loving couple to begin their Happily Ever After. So while the Disney-loving princess planned an epic 10-day Food and Wine Festival-MNSSHP extravaganza, the prince himself was planning the biggest surprise event of all: A Disney proposal.
Spoiler alert! The Disney-loving princess said yes and this very trip report is where you will see all the fun and romance unfold.
But who is the Disney-loving princess and her charming prince? We’ll start with some introductions for those of you I haven’t met, or even for those who just plain don’t remember who I am.
That's me in the ears. I’m Missy, the 30-year-old Disney-aholic.
To fund my Disney habit, I work as an editor in the sports department of a newspaper in Washington D.C. I love all things sports, pop culture and, of course, The Mouse. My favorite Disney character is Minnie Mouse. My favorite Walt Disney World ride is Big Thunder Mountain. And my favorite Disney snack? Casey’s corndog nuggets.
My partner in crime (and now my fiance!) is Franklin, a.k.a. Pixel Dust here on the Dis.
He is also 30 and works for an architecture firm to pay the Disney bills. His passions are cars (both the lower-cased cars and the movie “Cars”) and photography (he is who we have to thank for all the beautiful photos in this TR).
Guido from “Cars” is his favorite Disney character. And he could ride Expedition Everest all day if given the chance.
We started going to Disney together in February 2009, can you believe that was Franklin’s first-ever Disney World trip? This trip marks our fifth together. And we’re the proud owners of two Disney Vacation Club contracts, one at Boardwalk Villas and one at Bay Lake Tower. :woohoo:
Now that you know the who, let’s give you the rest of the trip data:
When: October 3-12
Where: Three nights at Beach Club Villas and six nights at Animal Kingdom Villas-Jambo
Why: Because the prince and princess love fall in the World!
And like many of my previous trip reports, I’ll make you this promise: You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but mainly, you’ll wish you were in Orlando RIGHT NOW! Let’s get this party started! :yay: Who’s in?
Wednesday, October 3
And We're Off!
Checking In and Fueling Up
Just Bobbing Along
Food, Wine and Fun!
An Attack of Snacks
An Illuminating Night
Franklin's Solo Adventure!
Thursday, October 4
A Crazy, Mixed Up Kind of Rope Drop Morning
A Flight, F&W and Fun
Fueling Up on Tequila Before a Cruise
An Afternoon at DHS With Lots of Character
Under the Sea and Falling From the Sky
A Glamorous Hollywood Dinner
Friday, October 5
A New Kind of Disney Day
Dodging Rain Drops at MK
Enough Relaxation, Let's Ride!
A Monorail Kind of Evening -- Part 1, Part 2
Saturday, October 6
An Animal of a Morning -- Part 1, Part 2
Animals, Food & Shopping, Oh My! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Sunday, October 7
Good Morning Hollywood! Part 1, Part 2
MK is Open How Late?!?!?!
A Space Case and Circus Call
Final Push to 3 a.m., Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Monday, October 8
Time to Get Our Party On!
Boom goes the Boo! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Tuesday, October 9
They Don't Call it the FOOD and Wine Festival for Nothing! Part 1, Part 2
... And All the Philly Steaks You Can Eat Part 1, Part 2
An Explosive End to the Evening
Wednesday, October 10
A Truly Magical Morning Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
The Magic Continues Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
A West-Coast Dinner and an Explosive Evening Part 1, Part 2
Thursday, October 11
Another Kind of of Magic Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
From South of the Border to the Top of the World Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Friday, October 12
A Last Day Filled With Pure Fantasy Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
The BIG Event
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Congratulations on your engagement and can't wait to read all about your trip!!! :goodvibes DH and I got married in Disney World and that was his very first trip. Now he's hooked too and we go back in a few short months with DD. Looking forward to reading your trip report :thumbsup2
I'm in! Can't wait to hear the whole story behind the proposal!!
Oh my gosh congrats to both you guys a Disney proposal what a true prince charming. Wow might there be a Disney wedding in the works...lol. Looking forward to your TR
I'm here. I can't wait to hear about everything. :)
CONGRATS to you and Franklin!! Can't wait for all the details and Franklins's amazing pics!
Congrats on your engagement! I can't wait to hear all about it! My DH proposed at Disney too, and it has always been such an amazing memory. So glad you have such a special memory at such a magical place!
I can't wait for this one!!!
I know we are in for a lot of great stories, photos, food porn and a great ending somewhere in the middle.
Yay! cannot wait to read about how this all unfolded.
CONGRATULATIONS! I too got engaged at disney! I can't wait to read more! I am in for the entire trip keep it coming
Congratulations on your engagement. I've lurked on your previous reports and can't wait to read about your latest adventures.
I just wanted to join in and tell you congrats of your engagement!
Dang, you were sure quiet about the start of this TR, but I'm glad I found it! Congratulations once again on the engagement, I'm so happy for yall! Can't wait to hear all about it. :)
I know I said it on Facebook, but I'm really sorry about your mom. :hug: I know how hard it is to lose your mom, I'm here if you need anything!
But I am so glad you're here now! It wouldn't be the same without you!
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