Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-05-2012, 08:58 AM   #31
emmysmommy
DIS Veteran

 
emmysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Near Disneyland
Posts: 4,953

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stringbean&Wingnut View Post
I'm here!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!!
Hi Sara! Thanks! I love your TR so I hope to have something similar here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyMomFanatic View Post
I'M IN!!!!! I can't wait to see who you DISmet with at WDW! That must have been so exciting for you and your lovely family. Following now, anticipating another great review.
hmmmm I wonder!! Karla, it was so nice to meet you and your family as well!! Glad you recognized Em!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachel09985 View Post
Yippee, I am in, anxiously awaiting! Bring on the food porn, haha!
Hi Rachel! Thanks for coming over and reading both reviews.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoOrdinaryPrincess View Post
Fantastic! I'm in! I read about your list on jabed's DR!
Thanks! It will be fun to share how I did. She had a preview of some of my accomplishments but not all so stay tuned...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiaBella05 View Post
joining in
Thanks for joining! You gonna share your popcorn there?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nutz2notz View Post
Joining in. Looking forward to the Dis meet reports and dining reviews.
Hi nutz! The Dis meets are the best part!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wdisneyaholic View Post
Just wanted to say that I have been looking forward to your report. I have read your previous one and it is so entertaining. :
Hi there! I love your username - so appropriate! Thanks for reading.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortStuff View Post
THIS is going to be good!!! Looking forward to you adventures AND the food!!! :
Hi! Yes, I'm determined to share both the food and the fun! Yikes! Thanks for reading.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KatMark View Post
I'm here, I'm here. I can't wait to hear all about this 12-night trip.
Hi Kathy! Glad to see you here! Thanks for joining! I hope all goes well on Friday....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roma View Post
Woohoo I can't wait for you to get started!
Hi Roma! Thank you! I'm slow getting started but I have my first installment ready to post in just a bit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnysideup3 View Post
Yay! I've loved your Dining Reviews and can't wait to read along this TR/DR!
Thank you! I'm glad you are joining!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonaldDoleWhip View Post
Yay, the trip report is up! I don't check this section of the boards as frequently as I should, but now that I'm here I can't wait to read about everything (from the food to the resorts to the Dis meets)!
Mr. DDW!!! It is an HONOR to have you join in! Seeing as how I'm a huge fan of yours I'm glad you are here. And yes... you may make a guest appearance here!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie_Mom View Post
Yay, I've been waiting for you to start your TR. I started reading your PTR while you were gone... and may have also read all your other PTRs, TRs, DRs.

I can't wait to read all about the fun you had on your trip, especially your DR and Dis meets.
Thanks Minnie Mom!! You are too funny! Thanks for joining!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BearcatsFan View Post
Hi there! Thanks for joining!

Quote:
Originally Posted by butiflfeet View Post
Welcome back!
Thanks and thanks for reading!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AvasMommy526 View Post
Alright!! I'm in! I read all your other reports, in fact I've read so many reports on the Dis I feel like I really know so many people (even if I'm a bit of a lurker and not a poster lol)
Can't wait to read about the list, the Dis meets and of course the FOOD!
Hi AvasMommy!! Thanks for reading and lurking is totally fine but I'm glad you posted! I know what you mean about feeling like you know someone through the interactions here. Kinda cool!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jabead View Post
Whoa...you are doing two reports at the same time??? Twice the fun...works for me!

With this one I only got here in time to make Page 2! I think I'm going to need a "wake-up" text before you post your next updates.


Oh, and by the way, I love the picture of all of you in front of the castle. Perfect intro to your TR!
Hi Barb!!!! I'm SOOOO glad you are here! You were there in spirit for the dis meet so I'm glad you are here as well!

I'm realizing now that this is a big task to do two reports at the same time but there was so much to share that was not Dining related..... I think I can do this!!

I'm looking forward to sharing and thanks again for joining!

Quote:
Originally Posted by debrapagliasotti View Post
Woo-hoo, cant wait to hear all the fun details and see all the yummy food pics
Hi Debra! Yes fun and yummy food - makes for a great trip!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommytominnie View Post
Woot, woot!! I can't wait to read your TR.. I love your dining reviews that you do so this will be exciting to have double the pleasure, so to speak :-)
Hi mommytominnie! Thanks! And thanks for reading both!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneymom77 View Post
Joining in!! Wow 12 days in WDW
Yes, 12 days which went by so quickly! Thanks for joining in!

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.ThaddeusToad View Post
I'm in for both reports! 12 nights....amazing!!!
Well welcome, I'm pleased to host this double header for you! Thanks for reading along!
emmysmommy is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #32
emmysmommy
DIS Veteran

 
emmysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Near Disneyland
Posts: 4,953

A Plan to Catch...

Saturday August 18, 2012: Day 1 – Part 1

Who’s excited to have their alarm go off at 4:27am?? This gal!! Well, let me clarify, I am excited to wake up that early only when there is a castle to behold at the end of the day!



So I probably got about 4 hours and 26 minutes of sleep but it would have to do since we needed to catch a plane. My dad arrived at our house at 5:30am to drive us the whopping 7 minutes to our local airport.

If anyone read my PTR I had mentioned that as a surprise I had booked 1st class airfare for the three of us. However, I ended up spilling my guts to Michael since I couldn’t keep the secret all the way until the trip. Here’s how that conversation took place:

Me: So do you want to know the secret I have planned?
Michael: You want to tell me don’t you? Just tell me since it’s going to make you feel better!
Here’s where he started just asking questions so I thought I’ll just let him guess so I won’t technically tell him the secret!
Michael: Does it involve a ride?
Brenda: Yes, but not in the way you think.
Michael: Is it during the trip?
Brenda: Define when the trip starts?
Michael: Is it in traveling to our hotel?
Brenda: Yes
Michael: Does it have to do with an airplane? Do we have window seats?
Brenda: You are close. (He was asking good questions)
Michael: Our seats were upgraded to 1st class?
Brenda: Not really….
Michael: Below first class?
Brenda: Well, it’s the definition of one of those words.
Michael: First? Or Class? Is it first class seats?
Brenda: YES!
Michael: That’s cool!
And just so you know…. As eager as I was to share this surprise, I shouldn’t have. The night before we left Michael accidently said something that Emily overheard and that was it… no more surprise!









So there we were at the airport…we’d checked our 5 bags, went through security and no bells or alarms went off so we were apparently fine. Once on the plane I immediately made use of all of the complimentary amenities – heck I’m going to look like a tourist in 1st class – and I got out the blanket, the pillow and started to take photos! Michael was sitting across the aisle from Em and I so he could pretend that he didn’t know me. That is until I hand the camera to him and ask him to take a photo of us! "Why certainly lady that I don't even know!!"



Here’s the link to my first dining review – albeit plane food – but still the first meal of the trip!


We had a connecting flight through DFW so our next flight segment contained lunch. Yippee! Another meal!



We boarded our flight at DFW and I was immediately offered a cocktail. Why yes, I would like a Bloody Mary please. Now here’s the thing, I thought I would be able to leisurely enjoy my drink but no, they informed me 2 minutes after it was served that I had to finish it before the flight took off. Hmph! I finished most of it but I didn’t think it would be a great idea to slam that cocktail.




Since there's not a lot to tell here... let's just say that we ate again. Here's the link to our lunch served on the plane.

Em and I have a tradition to watch Disney’s Tangled on her iPhone during our flight to Orlando. So following this tradition we enjoyed this adorable Disney movie.



By the time the movie was almost over, we were landing. Yay!!!! We are finally here! Our flight landed at 5pm.


Note: I did resize these photos.. hopefully they will adjust once I post this! Otherwise, yikes!

Next Up: Boardwalk!
emmysmommy is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #33
ShortStuff
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 370

Well I am embarrassed, since I read your dining report first and was surprised you had two meals on your flight. Now I see why.

Yep, hate to fly, so a bit slow on the draw. We drive from central TX and are leaving in NINE days!!
ShortStuff is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #34
sushi candy
Foodie
 
sushi candy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 227

I love bloody Marys or Caesars (up here in Canada). Wow that is early but I agree with you. Brenda- worth it if there is a castle involved. XD
sushi candy is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #35
Yelloweaver
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 29

This is great. Can't wait for the next installment!
Yelloweaver is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #36
rachel09985
DIS Veteran
 
rachel09985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN (Originally Ohio)
Posts: 3,269

Quote:
Originally Posted by emmysmommy View Post
We boarded our flight at DFW and I was immediately offered a cocktail. Why yes, I would like a Bloody Mary please. Now here’s the thing, I thought I would be able to leisurely enjoy my drink but no, they informed me 2 minutes after it was served that I had to finish it before the flight took off. Hmph! I finished most of it but I didn’t think it would be a great idea to slam that cocktail.
Lol, i laughed hard at the thought you slamming your Bloody! That would have been a fun video

Great start!
__________________

Dining Review December 2011 Dining Review June 2011 Dining Review December 2010 TR Nov 2012 Dining Review Nov 2012
1998- Dixie Landings 2005- Pop/Saratoga Springs 2008- Pop Century 2009- Pop Century 2010- Pop Century 2011 Pop Century x2! 2012 Art of Animation
rachel09985 is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #37
AGPrincess
Princess at heart
 
AGPrincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,912

Subbing! I love the Boardwalk and BLT - can't wait to hear more!
AGPrincess is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #38
Disneyfreak616
DIS Veteran
 
Disneyfreak616's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: A Poly Hammock
Posts: 3,932

YAY you've started!! I'm gonna follow along with the DR as well! Can't wait to hear all about this trip, especially the resorts, food and the DISmeets of course!
__________________



WDW Commando #141
WDW (on-site only): 2001: POFQ/ 2010: AKL-Jambo House/ 2011: YC Club Level, POFQ, CSR & AKL-Jambo House (DVC!)/ 2012: SSR (x2), BWV (x2), AKV- Kidani Village & BLT/ 2013: AoA, POLY & AKV- Jambo House/ 2014: CBR, VWL, BCV & GRAND FLORIDIAN VILLAS!
DL: 2009: Fairfield Inn Marriot/ 2010: Camelot Inn/ 2013: Carousel Inn

Completed Trip Reports:


The Frump Takes Over the World: Food Edition! A DR with Extra Magic!A Frump's TR: "Me Gusta Epic Mealtime! Stop Thinking My Thoughts: I'm Five."

"I Don't Wanna Meet Mickey In a Frumpin' Poncho!"
"SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! It Builds Character and Strength!" A July 2011 TR!

Disneyfreak616 is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #39
Stringbean&Wingnut
DIS Veteran
 
Stringbean&Wingnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,989

Looks like you guys got some great plane food!! That stinks that you weren't forewarned that you'd have to rush through your drink though! I'm also very good at getting up early when there's Disney to get to!
Stringbean&Wingnut is offline  
Old 09-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #40
MrsB1228
DIS Veteran
 
MrsB1228's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 2,154 km from our happy place.
Posts: 847

Yay, found your trip report! I usually lurk but had to tell you how much I enjoy your reports, both trip and dining. Looking forward to the next installment.
__________________
Have a magical day!
~Carol



Sept/Oct 2013 Dining Report: The Incredible Expanding Women - 14 Days On The DxDP - COMPLETE!
Sept/Oct 2012 Dining Report: 14 Days of Gluttony AKA Doing Free Dining Again! COMPLETE!
My first Dining Report: It's Time To Eat Again?!? 10 days of free dining with pics! COMPLETE!

1985-2004-Many, many offsite visits; March '05-POP; Dec '06-POFQ; Aug/Sept '07-POFQ; Sept '10-POFQ; Sept/Oct '11-POFQ; Sept/Oct '12-POFQ, Sept/Oct '13-POFQ; Sept/Oct '14-POFQ; Sept/Oct '15-POFQ
MrsB1228 is offline  
Old 09-06-2012, 02:39 AM   #41
emmysmommy
DIS Veteran

 
emmysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Near Disneyland
Posts: 4,953

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortStuff View Post
Well I am embarrassed, since I read your dining report first and was surprised you had two meals on your flight. Now I see why.

Yep, hate to fly, so a bit slow on the draw. We drive from central TX and are leaving in NINE days!!
Sorry, didn't mean to confuse!! How EXCITING to be in the single digits. I hope you have a wonderful time!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sushi candy View Post
I love bloody Marys or Caesars (up here in Canada). Wow that is early but I agree with you. Brenda- worth it if there is a castle involved. XD
I learned something - a Bloody Caesar is a Bloody Mary - very cool! Do they serve them with a veggie garnish (celery) or green olives too? I've also had them with lime.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yelloweaver View Post
This is great. Can't wait for the next installment!
Hi there Yelloweaver!! Thanks for joining - I am glad you are here and welcome to teh Dis Boards!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachel09985 View Post
Lol, i laughed hard at the thought you slamming your Bloody! That would have been a fun video

Great start!
Thanks Rachel. I knew I was probably having another cocktail or wine during the flight so I didn't want to get too loopy!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGPrincess View Post
Subbing! I love the Boardwalk and BLT - can't wait to hear more!
Hi there! Glad to see another BW and BLT fan. I look forward to sharing!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneyfreak616 View Post
YAY you've started!! I'm gonna follow along with the DR as well! Can't wait to hear all about this trip, especially the resorts, food and the DISmeets of course!
Hi Kristen!! My way cool frump friend who I was SOOOO excited to meet. I was reading your TR and came across the part where I said that I would scream if I saw you. I don't think I screamed but I was pretty excited. Just wish your first impression wasn't of us all dripping wet!! Anyhooo.... thanks for joining!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stringbean&Wingnut View Post
Looks like you guys got some great plane food!! That stinks that you weren't forewarned that you'd have to rush through your drink though! I'm also very good at getting up early when there's Disney to get to!
Hi Sara! The earlier the better for the alarm because that just means that you get to The World that much sooner. Thanks for continuing to follow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsB1228 View Post
Yay, found your trip report! I usually lurk but had to tell you how much I enjoy your reports, both trip and dining. Looking forward to the next installment.
Hi there!! I'm glad that you are not only reading but also commenting. I love the feedback and of course the goal is to have more people write reviews so more people can see all the lovely food that is available. Thanks for reading and I'm glad you are here!


I hope to get my next installment up tomorrow....
emmysmommy is offline  
Old 09-06-2012, 02:41 AM   #42
emmysmommy
DIS Veteran

 
emmysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Near Disneyland
Posts: 4,953

Note to self.... kill my Photobucket account!!!! Errrr.. I've resized my photos multiple times and they keep popping back up gigantor size. Sorry... makes me want to try another photo hosting site but I just renewed my Photobucket pro account.

Please hang in there... as I try to get it resolved.
emmysmommy is offline  
Old 09-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #43
smile4stamps
DIS Veteran
 
smile4stamps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Still in CA for work but my home and heart is in Colorado!
Posts: 4,427

I'm so very late!! I swear I checked your signature just yesterday and didn't see a link... but maybe it was a few days ago. My lack of sleep is really messing with me!

Your flight sounded wonderful. I'd love to fly First Class sometime. Instead I will fly southwest where we are all First Class! LOL
smile4stamps is offline  
Old 09-06-2012, 07:14 AM   #44
natebenma
DIS Veteran
 
natebenma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: near Boston
Posts: 11,796

Quote:
Originally Posted by emmysmommy View Post
Note to self.... kill my Photobucket account!!!! Errrr.. I've resized my photos multiple times and they keep popping back up gigantor size. Sorry... makes me want to try another photo hosting site but I just renewed my Photobucket pro account.

Please hang in there... as I try to get it resolved.
Do you copy add all of your photos into Photobucket in the size you want? (Customize your Upload Options)

I think my default copy size is Large: 640x480.

Here is something I wrote up and posted on the BC FAQ thread:

How Do I?

Post a Photo on the DIS?
sub-lesson: Upload all of your pictures into Photobucket in Large, not Full-size, format

Last edited by natebenma; 09-06-2012 at 07:27 AM.
natebenma is online now  
Old 09-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #45
natebenma
DIS Veteran
 
natebenma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: near Boston
Posts: 11,796

You are off to a GREAT start!!!

I wake up between 4:30 and 5 am every morning, so this would not be a issue for me. And definitely not a struggle knowing what was ahead at the end of the day.

on First Class! I appreciated the pictures and review of the food. It all looked yummy. What a great flavor combination in the blueberry & white chocolate cookie. YUM!

I loved the transcription of your conversation with Michael! Too funny!

BTW- Your "assignment" list is awesome.
natebenma is online now  
 



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 Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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

You Rated this Thread: