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Old 02-25-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Me and my DF as a bridesmaid and best man at a DFTW! A Jan 2013 TR :) - Complete!!!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to my first trip report, I must admit that i've been a bit of a luker on here so far but i've read many great trip reports that it has inspired me to write one of my own

So let's get started!


What - A week's holiday in Disney world to attend our good friends Danni and Jason's Disney Fairy Tale Wedding at the Luau Beach at the Polynesian Resort

Where - Port Orlenas French Quarter

When - 9th Jan - 16th Jan 2013


Who - Introductions



This is me and My lovely DF Adam at a christmas market last year. We are both from Wolverhampton in the UK and our currently busy planning our own DFTW for late 2015 I am currently a nursing student, waiting to start my second year of training at Wolverhampton University and Adam is a trainee college lecturer
We are both similar in the way that we don't really have many favourites at disney because we just love being there at all. Mereley standing in the Magic kingdom is enough to make me happy



Along with Minnie mouse in this photo is our travel buddy Calvin, he was along for the trip to be the ringbearer at Danni and Jason's wedding




And this is the happy couple themselves Danni and Jason They decided to have a memories package wedding and invited us 3 along to share in their magical day . They were at disney for 3 weeks in total including a four day disney cruise. ( I was so jealous)

Here is a sneak peak of us all at the wedding at Luau Beach now the photo's have arrived Please ignore our squinty eyes, it was a very sunny day




Disclaimer - I did not know I would be writing this trip report so i apologise for the lack of information and photo's but I hope that you can still read along and enjoy this trip report all the same

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Disney day:

And so it begins - 9th of Jan 2013


Our first evening in Disney!!



Day 1:

Our first full day at Disney part 1 - Magic kingdom!


Our first day in Disney part 2 - Epcot


Our first day in Disney part 3 - The Art of Animation Resort



Day 2:

Day 2 - Pre wedding pampering and dinner at Les Chefs de France


Day 2 continued - An evening in Hollywood studios, Fantasmic!



Day 3:

Day 3 - The wedding day! Morning preparation and the beautiful ceremony


Day 3 - The wedding day! Morning preparation and the beautiful ceremony continued


Day 3 - The wedding day! After the Ceremony


Day 3 - The wedding day! Magic kingdom adventures


Day 3 - The wedding day! Cinderellas Royal Table



Day 4:

Day 4 - Discovery Cove!


Day 4 - Chef Mickeys!



Day 5:

Day 5 - Universal day!



Day 6:

Day 6 - A morning in Magic kingdom


Day 6 - Animal Kingdom and HWS


Day 6 - Our first signature meal



Day 7 - Our last day :

Day 7 - Ohana breakfast


Day 7 – Last visit to MK and Be Our Guest take 2


Thanks for reading!!!


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Sounds like it'll be a fun TR! Looking forward to hearing more
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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Sounds like it'll be a fun TR! Looking forward to hearing more
Welcome and thanks for your support, It's lovely to know someone will be reading x
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Joining in! I haven't seen a Disney Wedding trip report from someone other than the bride or groom, so I'm excited to read about it from your perspective!
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Joining in! I haven't seen a Disney Wedding trip report from someone other than the bride or groom, so I'm excited to read about it from your perspective!
Welcome I definitely see it as an advantage that i've already been to a disney wedding when planning my own x
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Ah yay you started it cute that they chose you guys to invite x
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Ah yay you started it cute that they chose you guys to invite x
Yeah I finally found the courage to haha I'm having a great time writing it though, thanks for checking it out
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I love Port Orleans - we've only stayed in the Riverside section so far, but I love the look of the French Quarter rooms. It's probably my favorite Disney resort! And the Just Engaged button is so cute! I think they've changed the design of it since the last time I saw one.
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I love Port Orleans - we've only stayed in the Riverside section so far, but I love the look of the French Quarter rooms. It's probably my favorite Disney resort! And the Just Engaged button is so cute! I think they've changed the design of it since the last time I saw one.
I really like it there too but it's the I only place I've stayed on property so far so I can't quite yet call it my favourite the Riverside section seems so big which kind of puts me off the idea of staying there. Did you find it to be too big? The buttons are really cute, it was lovely for the cm to personalise them for us as well
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Congrats on getting engaged have a lot of fun planning your Disney wedding.
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Thanks I'm having a great time planning it already even though it's so far in the future. I think I'm gonna start a planning journal after I've finished this trip report
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Love the hats you two picked out. I probably would have gone with the R2D2 as well. Port Orleans is on our to-try resort list.
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Our first full day at Disney part 1 - Magic kingdom!

So our first full day started bright and early. I was up at 6:30am to get ready to go to Magic kingdom There was extra magic hours that morning so the park opened at 8am and i really wanted to be there for rope drop as I had never got to a park early enough for one before So we got ready and headed straight for the bus and got to Magic kingdom just before 8 and we managed to see the firework go off that opens the park. Whilst we didn't fully see the rope drop I was still happy that we were there for part of it



When we got in the park a nice lady offered to take a picture of us
We then went for breakfast at main street bakery, We decided to share a snack of a Apple turnover and apple juice and we had an early lunch reservation that day. We then had a look around the shops and bought some presents for people back home

We heard music coming from main street USA so we walked out of the and realised some of morning festivities were still happening, I was pleased

We then went for our first look at the new fantasy land, I was excited!



The beast's castle is beautiful

When then had a sneaky look inside Be our guest but unfortunately we wasn't eating there that day




Then it was onto the little mermaid section and the ride, Uder the sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid. We only waited for 10 minutes to go on it as it was still early









Next we checked out the new Storybook circus area where we went into the Big top souvenirs shop. They have two pin 'boards' here which are pin cushions that look like trays of popcorn. It was really nice to see something other than a standard pin book or board

After this we backtracked past the castle on the way to the pin shop.



I love the castle

Before we reached the shop we came a cross a caricature artist and Adam decided he wanted to get one done of the two of us. It was quite pricey but as we were on holiday i agreed as it would be one of his main souvenirs of the trip (or so i thought)
So we sat whilst the man drew us both, we were there over an hour but i definitely have to say it was worth it.
This was the finished caricature, we asked for an engagement theme and this is what he came up with:



We love it, after we got home my Dad scanned it and had it copied onto a canvas so even if it fades or gets dirty (which it has already) we'll always have a copy of it to keep forever

After this we ran straight out of Magic kingdom and rushed to Epcot as we were running late for our first ADR of the trip, Coral reef!

Coming soon...Our first day in disney part 2 - Epcot
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