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Old 11-18-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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~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.



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



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!

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Arrival Day!

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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~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!



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!

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:



















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.



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!



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



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

When Kristen and Chris move down there, you will have another excuse to visit more often.
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Congrats and WOW - what a great view.

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


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Old 11-19-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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When Kristen and Chris move down there, you will have another excuse to visit more often.
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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Welcome! You picked the perfect time to join in!

And thank you! It's crazy thinking it has already been 3 months!
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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!!
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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. 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.
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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 I don't know where I went wrong
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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!
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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!? 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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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. 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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No Disney?! I guess not everyone is as crazy about Disney as we are.
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Wow, how exciting you got to stay at the Polynesian for your honeymoon! Seems like the perfect choice.
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*Continued from previous*

The wait time said 15 minutes, but it really ended up being only 5! We were on a roll!











Once we got off the HM, we could use our FP’s! So back to BTMRR we went. Can you spot DH in this picture?



We had missed that ride! We talked about Little Guy’s face when we rode with us. For those who read my summer 2010 TR know that we called it “The Splash Mountain Face”. We have decided that we are going to make that face every time we ride Splash from now on!

I was dying to ride Space Mountain, so we decided to head over to Tomorrowland next. Instead of going the long way through Fantasyland, we headed towards the hub.



I wish I could find this one picture that I have. It’s from a long time ago..like 1993..it’s of me, Sis, and my Mom. It was pouring that day, and I can still remember posing for the picture in our ponchos. I always think about that picture when we walk by that spot; so I had DH take one of me there.



As we got around the hub to the Tomorrowland side, we stopped and got a PhotoPass picture taken in the Rose Garden. We ended up buying that one, so I will have to get it up here to show you all!

One thing I love about WDW is the attention to detail. I’ve read all the “Disney Secrets” books and stuff like that. This spot is one of them. You can see the Contemporary from here, but that’s okay! It fits in with the Tomorrowland theme!





Back to Space Mountain we went!



Of course, the line was already crazy long, so we got FP’s for 1:25 – 2:25. That was perfect because we were planning on heading to Epcot around then, so Space would be our last ride. To pass some time, we rode a favorite of mine. Those of you who have read my other TR’s know that we ride this one about 100 times a trip! There was actually a weaving line for this, and it was like that the entire trip!















We still had a little time once we got off the People Mover, so we headed to the Crystal Arts shop on Main Street so I could buy that stuff I saw the day before.



I will take pictures of it all to show you soon! I got a beautiful hand painted ornament with little Mickey heads sketched in it every once in awhile and a beautiful glass blown, little bowl that is hand painted to look like Mickey. The top part is black, the middle is red with two yellow buttons, and the bottom part is yellow to represent his shoes. They had bowls painted for all different characters. I think I want to start a tradition of getting one character each trip. They are beautiful! Since we were going straight to Epcot, I had my purchases sent to our room. Again, it was weird writing my new name!

It was getting hot out, so we stopped and got a water and sat in the shade at the Noodle Station. We could see the crane working in Fantasyland. They were also doing some work on that little platform down by the water.



I took this picture and sent it to Kristen and my parents:



We enjoyed the sights for a bit, then headed to Space to use our FP’s. I had almost forgotten about the new games in line! It was fun as usual.

After that, we headed down Main Street to the exit. As we made it to Town Square, a marching band was coming behind us. We stopped to listen/watch them. They were playing the Mickey Mouse song, so I was dancing and singing along. DH just shook his head and laughed.



After the band went by, we said “Bye for now” to the MK and headed up to get on the express monorail to the TTC. I think we’ve only ever ridden the express monorail once or twice ever! Once we got to the TTC, the Epcot monorail was there already! So we hurried over and made it on there. We high fived each other on that luck!

Up next: Drinking and eating around WS!
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