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tinkgurl 11-18-2012 03:34 PM

~Our August Honeymoon..a whole new World for 2 WDW Veterans~ DONE
 
Hello readers! I’m back with a brand new trip report; however, this one is a bit special…it’s our HONEYMOON! As you can see from my signature, I have done several TR’s already; so I won’t be boring with all the details about who we are.

Just a little background on us..we have been together for 10 years now! Yes, I said 10! We started dating in high school and went away to college together. We just moved into our new house at the end of September and welcomed a four-legged member to our little family when we got a chocolate lab in October!

Everyone on the DIS knows me as Tinkgurl.

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My DH! It’s been neat going from calling him DBF, to DF, to DH!

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Our wedding was August 11, 2012. We were lucky to even have a DIS member as a part of the wedding! xoktenox and I have become best friends, so it was natural to ask her to be a bridesmaid. Her husband (then fiancé) was one of our ushers. The next day, we did gift opening, then hit the road! We stayed overnight in Chattanooga, TN, so our first real day at WDW was August 13th.

Dates of the trip: August 13th to 19th 2012

Where we stayed: The Polynesian!

tinkgurl 11-18-2012 03:41 PM

Chapters

Arrival Day!

Day 1 Continued

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Day 2

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Day 3

Day 3 Continued

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Day 4

Day 4 Continued

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Day 5

Day 5 Continued

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tinkgurl 11-18-2012 03:49 PM

~Day 1~

As we started getting closer and closer to WDW, my heart started racing. This trip was planned for so long! I have been going to WDW since I was 3 years old and decided at an early age that WDW was where I was going on my honeymoon. So, whoever married me had no choice in where we went. Luckily, DH likes WDW!

As we went under those beautiful gates, I screamed!

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I screamed when we saw our first monorail. I screamed when we saw our first Disney bus. I screamed as we went under the MK gates.

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I screamed as we pulled into the Poly to check in.

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Needless to say, DH was ready to get out of the car, haha!

We made it there in good time, it was only 2:30! The lady checking us in was so excited that it was our honeymoon. Everyone working behind the desk would come up and tell us “Congratulations!” I was also excited to sign my new name for the first time! She had us say “Aloha” to each other and give each other lei’s. I made sure that she saw that we requested a room with a view of the MK. That’s all I wanted. Even though we are DVC members, I had been dying to go back to the Poly and stay again. Luckily, she was able to get us that room! So, after we got our room keys and directions to our room, we went over to the other desk to get our park hoppers printed. But, the printer was down, so we would have to get them somewhere else. Since we were planning on going to the MK, we just decided to stop at Guest Relations there and get them.

We went back over to where a CM had taken our luggage. The CM walked us over to a golf cart and had us get in. It had been awhile since I had done a golf cart ride to a room, so it was fun to do that again. As we headed to our building, I sighed a big sigh of relief. We were finally back at WDW. We were married and on our honeymoon—something I had been dreaming of since I was a little girl. I caught a glimpse of the Castle as we rode to our building, Tahiti, and those butterflies came back to my stomach.

As we pulled up to Tahiti, our driver got out and even helped bring our luggage to the room! He escorted us to room 1030. We were on the ground level and right near the lobby. We opened the door, and I ran to the balcony.
There it was. The Castle. We had the view I was hoping for! I stood there for a minute and took it all in. Right to the right of us was the TTC; across the Seven Seas Lagoon was the Contemporary; and to the left was the GF. We had it all. It was amazing to be back. And it is amazing to look at all of these different places and think of so many different memories from previous trips. I was snapped out of my daze from DH, who had come out to check out the view for himself. I took the time then to take pictures of the room:

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Since it looked like it was about to pour, we decided to relax and unpack our suitcases. We left our sliding door open so we could smell the “WDW air” and listen to the Disney boats tooting their horns. It was great to hear that sound again. However, leaving the door open welcomed some little visitors! Little did we know, these guys would become our friends for the week.

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After we unpacked and changed, we headed to the Great Ceremonial House. Even though it had been quite a few years since I had stayed at the Poly, I quickly remembered my way around. We decided to check out the gift shop downstairs, then headed up to the bar at O’hana for some drinks. I had a Raspberry Rain, and DH had a Backscratcher that came with an actual backscratcher!

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Our view from the bar..you can’t tell, but we could see the Castle!

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Where were we headed to next? Stop by to find out on the next update!

NMW 11-18-2012 04:49 PM

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MeMom 11-18-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by tinkgurl (Post 46739145)


As we went under those beautiful gates, I screamed!

I screamed when we saw our first monorail. I screamed when we saw our first Disney bus. I screamed as we went under the MK gates.

I screamed as we pulled into the Poly to check in.

Needless to say, DH was ready to get out of the car, haha!

I can so easily picture this! :laughing: I bet he was rolling his eyes at your screaming, but I also bet he was grinning from ear to ear, too, seeing you so happy. You guys had had a long absence from WDW, and some screaming was definitely in order upon arrival. :thumbsup2

When Kristen and Chris move down there, you will have another excuse to visit more often. ::yes::

Poolrat 11-18-2012 06:10 PM

Joining in!!!!

Congrats and WOW - what a great view.

Thought I missed the start but looked and you just started today!!!:cool1:


I must be psychic. :)

tinkgurl 11-19-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by NMW (Post 46739541)
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:wave2: Welcome! So glad to have you!

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Originally Posted by MeMom (Post 46739929)
I can so easily picture this! :laughing: I bet he was rolling his eyes at your screaming, but I also bet he was grinning from ear to ear, too, seeing you so happy. You guys had had a long absence from WDW, and some screaming was definitely in order upon arrival. :thumbsup2

When Kristen and Chris move down there, you will have another excuse to visit more often. ::yes::

Hi, MeMom! You'll have to tell our other friends to head on over here too!

You're right-he was smiling and happy to be back too! :)

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Originally Posted by Poolrat (Post 46740109)
Joining in!!!! :wave2:

Congrats and WOW - what a great view.

Thought I missed the start but looked and you just started today!!!:cool1:


I must be psychic. :)

Welcome! You picked the perfect time to join in!

And thank you! It's crazy thinking it has already been 3 months!

lauren_elizabeth 11-19-2012 11:05 AM

Marking my place! :goodvibes

I bet it was so exciting to be back at Disney after being away for so long! And especially when you get to stay at the Poly!

Leshaface 11-19-2012 11:22 AM

I'm here! :cool1:

The dress in the first pic is super cute!

Love the leis you guys have. Ugh, definitely jealous of the view from your room. How magical!

The backscratcher!? :rotfl2: As long as i've been on the DIS, I don't think i've ever heard of that drink before?! I think it might be because the only drink I ever hear about at the Poly is the Lapu Lapu!

hlrababy 11-19-2012 11:30 AM

Hey sweet girl!!! I can't even tell you how excited I was when I got your text you were starting your TR!!! YAY!!!!!! I can not wait to hear all about your wonderful honeymoon!!

LilAnn 11-19-2012 02:27 PM

Hiya Tink! I was psyched to see that you were starting the TR!

The dress in the first pic is super cute!

Sounds like the trip is off to a great start. :thumbsup2 I love that you guys had to lei each other!

Are you getting ready to deck the house out for the holidays with your fabulous Disney village? I am so jealous of that still.

xkaittloveex 11-19-2012 03:17 PM

Joining in! :lovestruc

nowellsl 11-19-2012 04:20 PM

Congratulations on your wedding! I hope you're going to show us a wedding picture :) Looking forward to hearing about your honeymoon. My DD told me recently she doesn't want to go to Disney on her honeymoon :faint: I don't know where I went wrong ;)

tinkgurl 11-19-2012 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by lauren_elizabeth (Post 46744645)
Marking my place! :goodvibes

I bet it was so exciting to be back at Disney after being away for so long! And especially when you get to stay at the Poly!

Hi Lauren! Glad to see you here! Yes, it was so exciting!

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Originally Posted by Leshaface (Post 46744796)
I'm here! :cool1:

The dress in the first pic is super cute!

Love the leis you guys have. Ugh, definitely jealous of the view from your room. How magical!

The backscratcher!? :rotfl2: As long as i've been on the DIS, I don't think i've ever heard of that drink before?! I think it might be because the only drink I ever hear about at the Poly is the Lapu Lapu!

Hey girl! Thanks, it's actually a separate tank top and skirt that I put with a cute belt.

You'll have to try the Backscratcher or the Raspberry Rain. Both are good!

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Originally Posted by hlrababy (Post 46744861)
Hey sweet girl!!! I can't even tell you how excited I was when I got your text you were starting your TR!!! YAY!!!!!! I can not wait to hear all about your wonderful honeymoon!!

Hey Heather!!

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Originally Posted by LilAnn (Post 46746213)
Hiya Tink! I was psyched to see that you were starting the TR!

The dress in the first pic is super cute!

Sounds like the trip is off to a great start. :thumbsup2 I love that you guys had to lei each other!

Are you getting ready to deck the house out for the holidays with your fabulous Disney village? I am so jealous of that still.

I'm so glad to finally get this TR started!

I am ready! I can't believe it's almost time for that village to come out again! But this time, in our new house!

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Originally Posted by xkaittloveex (Post 46746649)
Joining in! :lovestruc

Welcome!

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Originally Posted by nowellsl (Post 46747098)
Congratulations on your wedding! I hope you're going to show us a wedding picture :) Looking forward to hearing about your honeymoon. My DD told me recently she doesn't want to go to Disney on her honeymoon :faint: I don't know where I went wrong ;)

Glad to have you!

No Disney?! :crazy2: I guess not everyone is as crazy about Disney as we are. ;)

Megablocks 11-19-2012 05:34 PM

Joining in, I can't wait to read all about it! :)


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