Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Global Neighbours > UK Trip Reports Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2010, 09:49 AM   #1
Dreams really can come true !!!!
DISWolves's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wolverhampton U.K.
Posts: 1,708

21 day dining plan tour - day 16 - chill day & wishes & mk late night

DAY 16 - Rest Day - 'Wishes' - Magic Kingdom Extra Magic Hours

Today was an easy day, as we had nothing planned. We started off with a now regular trip to Port Orleans Riverside food court for breakfast. I really feel that OKW suffers due to the lack of a good food court.

After breakfast, we returned to OKW and decided to have a few hours in the quiet pool. When we arrived at the pool, Martins family were already there, so we joined them in the pool.

After a few hours, we returned to our room, and I caught up with my trippie. (it is surprising how time consuming trip reports are – writing up – selecting and loading photos etc.) Emma had stayed at the pool with Martins family, so we went to collect her from there resort room some time later.
Tonight was EMH in Magic Kingdom, so all families arranged to meet later in the evening.
Around 9:30 , we drove over to MK and caught the tram to T&TC. I had taken my tripod & DSLR so that I could photograph Wishes from the T&TC Ferry terminal. You are quite a distance away across 7 Seas Lagoon but you are looking at the castle, head on and the firework display from here is quite good, but you will need a slightly longer lens.

After Wishes was over, I caught the tram back to the parking lot, to put my tripod back in the car. Luckily I was able to catch the same tram back and all families met up, on the bridge to Adventureland in MK. The Electric Parade was soon to start and I was yet to video this, so the rest of the party rode Pirates, whilst I secured a good spot near to Peco Bills. (I WILL UPLOAD VIDEO WHEN I GET HOME - DISNEY NET CONNECTION IS SLOW ) After the parade was over, we all met up again and headed to Splash Mountain. The wait time was 45 minutes, so we moved on to Haunted Mansion. After HM, a short walk around the corner to watch Philharmagic. A quick stop for refreshments in Cosmic Rays and then onto Mad Hatters Tea Party. I was riding with Emma and Craig. As you can see from the photos, Craig was spinning fast!.

Next, over to Tomorrowland Speedway and a circuit in the dark,

and then moved across to Buzz Lightyear. We decided to give Splash Mountain another try and his time it was walk on. All 9 of us managed to get into one log and we all got soaked at some time or other during the ride. After Splash, we just had enough time to ride Big Thunder Mountain. I always feel this is faster in the dark!. A gentle stroll back to the exit and on our way, we saw CM’s drawing characters on the floor using a broom and water. We left MK near to 3:00am and made our way home. Once we arrived at OKW, I felt a little peckish, so popped over to 24 hour McDonalds near to All Star Resorts for a breakfast bagel. We finally got to bed at 4:00am.


Last edited by DISWolves; 02-14-2013 at 01:13 PM.
DISWolves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
DIS Veteran
tashasmum's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,077

Those firework pictures are great.
WDW 96,97DLP 98WDW 99,00,01,02,03,04,05Summer 06 Canada/USA RV Dec 06 AKLAug 07 POFQJuly 08 Fairfield inn LBV,October 08 New York,Canada RV July 09 July 10 Fairfield inn 3 weeks.
tashasmum is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-26-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Not Interested
Can I put my Christmas Tree up yet ?
mandymouse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Nuneaton U.K.
Posts: 72,360
DISboards Moderator

Wow, I love your Wishes photos A lovely relaxing day
Mandy xx

mandymouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
Eurovision Nut !!
jen_uk's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South East
Posts: 7,797

Those photos of the fireworks are amazing!!

My dis buddy is Carolfoy
jen_uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
DIS Veteran
dixonsontour's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: lancashire uk
Posts: 4,415

Stunning fireworks photos
20+ trips to USA 1997 onwards including All Star Movies Dec 2009 with DDP, OKW Oct 2010 with DDP, Floridays Resort Oct 2011, Bahama Bay resort May 2012, OKW Oct 2012 with DxDDP, All Star Movies Oct 2013 with DDP, Cabana bay and Universal Oct 2014

DH 40 Me 39 DD 8

Perfectly Princess Tea Party Review Disney Dining 2010 Review
Dining on a budget - $100 a day with coupons All new Dining on a Budget of $100 May 2012
Dixons go Deluxe Oct/Nov 12

dixonsontour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 12:00 PM   #6
I was having a bit of a blonde moment
Married my prince at WDW
Chilly's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 13,650

Amazing firework photos.
Chilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #7
DIS Veteran
cazzie's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: uk
Posts: 1,900

We looked at the food court at OKW and it didn't look good at all which is why we upgraded to the full DP. Your photos of Wishes are amazing.
April 2005 - Rodeway Inn International - September 2005 - Radisson Barcelo International Drive - May 2006 - Pop Century - September 2006 - All Star Music - January 2007 - All Star Movies September 2007 - All Star Movies - January 2008 - All Star Sports - December 2008 - All Star Movies - September 2009 - POFQ - September 2010 - OKW - January 2011 - OKW - November 2011 - OKW, GF & AKL - May 2012 - Kidani, OKW - January 2013 - OKW & Kidani

cazzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:25 AM   #8
DIS Veteran
PJB71's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cheshire, UK
Posts: 3,656

Your Wishes firework pictures are amazing

I thought you said you were having a "Chill Day"
Me DH DD (18) DD (15) DD (3)
PJB71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 05:43 PM   #9
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
darthtatty's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013

great day, your pictures are fab
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 08:45 PM   #10
We're having a mini party!
I couldn't believe how many there was in the bag!
Tinks1984's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lancs, England
Posts: 5,149

4am Bet Emma was shattered

Great Wishes photos...I don't think I've seen many from there before.
May '93 - Off-site - Marriott International Drive - May '95 - CBR - June '98 - CBR - April '08 - ASSp - May '10 - ASSp
"If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse." - Walter E. Disney (1901-1966)
Tinks1984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 11:14 AM   #11
DIS Veteran
jamjar84's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 706

Great day and great pictures.
jamjar84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 05:13 PM   #12
Dreams really can come true !!!!
DISWolves's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wolverhampton U.K.
Posts: 1,708

we are in MCO at the moment waiting to board the plane home to Manchester
Just noticed the Virgin Gatwick plane 'Hot Lips' has a nice Harry Potter paint job near the tail
Thanks to all who have read so far and for all the kind comment
Will post the remaining days when I gat home
DISWolves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #13
Señor Mejor
luke's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Liverpool, UK
Posts: 3,960

Great photos and safe travels Nigel,
We also saw the Harry Potter Hot Lips while waiting for our Manchester flight

luke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 12:04 AM   #14
Repeat after me....I LOVE CROC's, I LOVE CROC's, I LOVE CROC's!!!!!!
jockey's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: N.Ireland
Posts: 7,502

Great day
jockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 08:52 AM   #15
Am I the only one who loves Quorn Sausages?
I would love to be at Ghiradelli's ice cream parlour with a massive choc sundae
irongirlof12's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK.
Posts: 5,587

lovely day- your photos are amazing, I am so rubish at firework photo's
Andrea xxx
1994:Grosvenor 1996:POFQ 2002: Comfort Inn LBV 2007: CSR 2009:OKW 2011:POFQ&Dream HNY DLP 2012
irongirlof12 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.