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Magical Honeymoon trip report w/ LOTS of PICS! (PhotoPass Pics Added) 4/26/09-5/3/09
Well we have been back for a month and I'm finally getting time to start this trip report. I think I'll post day by day.
So here is the background. So me, Todd, 34 and my wife, Brandi, 28 decided to go to Walt Disney World for our honeymoon. How could we not? I proposed to her last year June 2008 on our last trip to WDW. Our wedding was in our city of Lafayette, Louisiana on Friday 4/24/09 and our honeymoon started on Sunday 4/26/09 and ended on Sunday 5/3/09.
Ok so our first day of the WDW honeymoon was Sunday 4/26/09.
It started bright and early, we had to wake up at 3:30am! to make it to the airport in time. We flew Delta and our first flight left Lafayette, LA at 5:55am. We flew from Lafayette, LA to Altlanta, GA then after about 1hr layover we arrived in Orlando, FL 12:01pm. The flights was just fine, only one problem in Atlanta. Our flight changed gates so we had to make our way to another gate. We then proceeded to the Magical Express area at MCO to catch our bus to Disney Polynesian Resort.
After a brief wait in line we were magically wisked away to Walt Disney World. Luckily we were the first resort to be dropped off. This particular bus also dropped off at the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, and I think Wilderness Lodge. I can't say for sure about the WL. Oh something else to mention, I have stayed at the Polynesian before but it was 21 years ago, and this was Brandi's first time staying at this resort.
So we arrived at the Poly, around 2pm. Upon check in I verified our requests. I had faxed some special request for our honeymoon. We originally booked garden view but we were very happily upgraded to Magic Kingdom View! So we found out our room was ready, Tahiti room 2035. I also requested turndown service for each night. Also since we had booked the 4/3 deal and my wife is an AP holder, we had the concierge separate our park tickets from our room key card. After a few minutes the process was complete. We got our bearings and headed to our room.
Upon arriving at our room, we found a great room with a spectacular view. We were very excited. the only negative thing about our room was it was so close to the Ticket and Transportation Center that we would hear the Ferry Boat horns at all hours of the night. After a day or so, we kind of got used to it. But the location of the room was very convenient to walk to the TTC. It was actually quicker to catch the monorail at the TTC than walking to the Great Ceremonial House to catch it.
And the view was just spectacular. We could see Cinderella's Castle and Seven Seas Lagoon with no plam trees in our view.
So by the time we settled down my wife, Brandi was tired from waking up so early. So she wanted to rest. REST? Not me! I let her take a nap for a hour while I explored the resort. After all this is Disney, and I haven't stayed at the Polynesian in 21 years! Let me say the resort is beautiful! We definitely want to stay there again.
Ok after I walked around for an hour it's was time for me to wake up the wife and head over to Magic Kingdom for a few hours before we had to go to Ft. Wilderness Campground for dinner at Hoop Dee Doo Revue at 7:15pm.
We took the monorail over to MK. We first got my new Annual Pass. (my old one expired) and we also purchased the Tables in Wonderland card (this saved us quite a bit of money.) We really didn't have anything in particular that we wanted to to in the MK today. We are big pin traders so we started checking cast member lanyards. We found a couple but the good ones we were looking for were hard to find the whole trip. We decided to take in a couple attractions. We toured the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse and the Pirates of the Caribbean. Both were a walk on. Maybe a 5 minute wait in the line for POTC, just the time to walk through. Oh we also had to get a Mickey premium icecream bar!
We also got a quick photo with Mr. Smee and Captain Hook
After riding those rides and walking around a little bit we took the boat from MK to Ft. Wilderness Campground to dine at Pioneer Hall for the Hoop Dee Doo Revue. This was the third or fouth time that I have been there, this was Brandi's first time. Before heading into the show I got a quick picture of the famous Lawnmower tree and a picture with a horse at the ranch.
We enjoyed it very much! The entertainment, the food, the service was all good!
After Hoop Dee Doo Revue was over we headed back to our room at the Poly.
When we arrived back into our room we notice the turn down service.
Just as we were entered our room, Wishes was starting!
Watching Wishes from our balcony was magical! Perfect way to end our first day of our honeymoon!
Tomorrow Day #2, Keys to the Kingdom Tour and Magic Kingdom!
Disney Trips: 20 Trips and Counting!)
Grand Floridian Dec.-2013
Beach Club Dec.-2009, April 2014 (Stone Harbor Club twice!)
Polynesian Resort April-2009 (Honeymoon!) Sept.-2013
Coronado Springs May-2003, Nov.-2006, June-2008, April-2012
Wilderness Lodge Dec.-2005, Oct.-2011
Port Orleans 1994, Port Orleans Riverside Oct.-2007, May-2013
Numerous trips as a kid to (Contemporary/Polynesian) (1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1987)
Last edited by CAJUNWDWFAN; 06-04-2009 at 10:16 AM. Reason: Day #8 Added!
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