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Old 11-09-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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Cakes and Napoleons and F&W, oh my! Planning our Disney wedding!! UPDATED 9/15!!!

Welcome to another Stringbean&Wingnut Trip Report!! (Please select a row and move all the way down, filling in every available seat.)

I’m Stringbean (aka Sara), and I will be your host through this epic journey of so much food that I seriously thought we’d have to (gasp) cancel one of our dinner ADR’s.

(Don’t worry. We made it. And ate all of our meals.)

(Phew.)

Here I am, along with my awesome fiance, Wingnut.





Speaking of fiance: hence the purpose of our trip…to plan our Disney wedding!!! ( But you figured that out already from the title, didn't you?) This trip was approximately a 50/50 split of wedding meetings and whatnots to park touring, so this was a bit of a differently-paced trip for us than usual, but it was all fun and exciting and magical.

Except for the whole hurricane thing.

Right before we were slated to leave on our trip, Hurricane Sandy began brewing and threatening to wreak havoc with our trip (and my sanity). We somewhat (overly) obsessively checked the weather online (Is every 20 minutes obsessive? How about every 3?), crossed our fingers and our toes (can anyone actually do that? Don’t tell me if you can, feet creep me out.), and with faith, trust, pixie dust, and our vacation insurance in hand, headed to Florida. Thankfully, the storm did not impact our travel plans at all, but it was surreal to be in Florida watching all of the happenings from afar. (Also thankfully, we did not return home to any damage. Planty, our dragon fruit plant from Epcot, did an excellent job of holding down the fort.)

Planty:



(We don’t have kids or pets, so you lucky TR readers get pictures of our plant. You’re welcome.)

Anyways, I hope you will all join along on our latest adventure!!

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
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Day -1

Messages from the great banana beyond

Day 1

Let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go!!! (Part 1) (Part 2)

Oh, Epcot, we love you! (Yes we do!) (Part 1) (Part 2)

Apparently you need a lawn to buy a lawn ornament?? Who makes up these rules anyways? (Part 1) (Part 2)

STICKY. TOFFEE. PUDDING. (And other dinner items.)


Day 2

At the Kona, the Kona Cafe, Tonga Toast and Lilikoi juice were always in fashion...

So where's this wedding taking place, anyways?

Hooray for Hollywood (Studios)! (Part 1) (Part 2)

I can't think of a clever title here...dinner at Sanaa!

Day 3

Q: How much wedding planning awesomeness can happen in one day?? A: A lot. (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

Day 4

Smile!

And just around the corner, there's New Fantasyland (But we can't go in yet) (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

Guess who went back to Epcot? (Part 1) (Part 2)

Day 5

Probably the last somewhat-well-documented chapter of this TR (Part 1) (Part 2)

A stroll to the other Port Orleans

Day 6

Yes Virginia, this TR is STILL going on!

An update?? Really, Stringbean??

*

Here comes the wedding plans!

The RESORT plan...as of today.

Hey, look who FINALLY updated their TR!

Well this was long overdue, don't you think?

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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Can I be first since we are both up way to early too be on the DIS?

Planty? Holding the fort down while you were gone.

I can't wait to hear about your wedding planning. and I am so glad Sandy did not interfere with your travel plans. that really is a blessing!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:32 AM   #4
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Welcome to another Stringbean&Wingnut Trip Report!! (Please select a row and move all the way down, filling in every available seat.)
I prefer sitting in the middle, so I am picking a prime spot and making everyone else walk over me to get to the end of the row.




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Except for the whole hurricane thing.
Thankfully, the storm did not impact our travel plans at all, but it was surreal to be in Florida watching all of the happenings from afar.
I bet that was a mixed bag of emotions. I was just looking at some pictures of the damage - and now the mess the snow has made. The article was telling about how they are trying to set mobile/modular homes up for some who lost everything. I am very happy to be where I am right now and will not complain about our 'cold' weather or my crummy home or anything else.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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Yay!!!

Planty really did a great job of holding down the fort while you were gone.

You scared me for a minute when your made me think you may have missed an ADR. Don't do that again. Hahaha.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:02 AM   #6
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:08 AM   #8
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You people get up way too early!

I'm in and I will be stepping on MeMom's toes as I move across the row!

I would have been going nuts worrying about the storm and my trip!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #9
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Thank goodness Planty kept everything under control! Can't wait to hear about the events that almost caused you to skip an ADR!
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You people get up way too early!

I'm in and I will be stepping on MeMom's toes as I move across the row!
3 something every day for me. If I sleep until 4 anything, it is a miracle..or I am sick...or it's the day after church camp or a Disney trip.

Don't be steppin' all over me just because I want a good seat. I might 'accidentally' spill the drink that I am not supposed to bring into the theater all over you.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #11
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Longtime lurker of yours, Howdy LOL

So happy to see you and Wingnut are getting married! Congratulations!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #12
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Viva Planty! He seems like an excellent choice to defend a home. After all, he does have "dragon" as part of his species name.

I can't wait to read more!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #14
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Late to the party but I'm in. Can't wait to hear all about the wedding planning. Will Planty be the flower girl?

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