Disney Information Station Logo

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





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #16
laura_<3
DIS Veteran
 
laura_<3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Shields, North East of England
Posts: 1,528

Day 8 – Thursday 27th September 2012 – DHS

We were supposed to be up at 6.45am and heading to MK AM EMH however when the alarm went off it was turned straight back off. We slept in until 10.15am – possibly the effects of one pint too many in Steven's case.

We had breakfast in the room – pancakes and bacon and a bounty platter. We then went to the pool at 11.15am and stayed there until around 1pm. We had dinner at the hotel before going out.

We headed over to DHS at 3.45pm. We were hoping to get in to see Beauty and the Beast but the show had already started. We then went to TOT but it was closed as it had broken down, so we went on RnR which was only a 10 minute wait.

TOT was fixed when we came off so we rode that then went over to Beauty and the Beast as the next show was at 5.45pm and the theatre opened at 5.15pm.



We had great seats and were ready for the show.





Half way through the show the rain and thunder began. Just after the beast transformed into the Prince they stopped the show as it was too wet on the stage to continue. Everyone was slightly annoyed but we were fine with it, it means we get to see it again another day.





We then went next door and started to queue for Fantasmic. It was around 6.15pm at this point.

The rain continued and continued and continued until 7pm. We were finally allowed into the theatre just after 7pm. We had great seats in the Mickey section.

The pre-show entertainers came out and motivated the crowd and played a few games like finish the rest of the song lyrics and a Disney trivia quiz. Steven had brought his iPad and was playing on Fifa. The time seemed to fly over and the show began.








Fantasmic was brilliant. It’s only the 2nd time Steven and I have seen the show.



We hung around at the end until the crowds died down. By the time we got out a bus for POR was full and ready to leave but we were guaranteed a spot on the next bus as the queue wasn’t too long.

We picked up a pizza from the food court when we got back and ate it in our room.
__________________
August 2005 - Indian Ridge Villas May 2009 - All Star Sports (Steven's first trip!)July 2011 - Royal Palms Villas July/August 2011 trip reportSeptember 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside September 2012 trip report July 2015 - Our Disney Wedding, Port Orleans Riverside
Engaged at Magic Kingdom 23rd September 2012 My Youtube Channel New - My wedding blog https://lauradisneybride.wordpress.com/
laura_<3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #17
crabbie1
DIS Veteran
 
crabbie1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: kingswinford uk
Posts: 3,735

Fantastic TR laura. Loving all the photos. Just caught a peek at your ring. Very nice. Sounds like you had an amazing time.
crabbie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #18
KayTom
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: England, Surrey
Posts: 154

congratulations! It sounds like you both had a lovely time.

BTW, i absolutely love your pink dress xx
__________________
KayTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #19
PJB71
DIS Veteran
 
PJB71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cheshire, UK
Posts: 3,656

Really enjoying your TR

Look forward to reading more
__________________
Me DH DD (17) DD (14) DD (3)
PJB71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 07:28 AM   #20
laura_<3
DIS Veteran
 
laura_<3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Shields, North East of England
Posts: 1,528

Quote:
Originally Posted by KayTom
congratulations! It sounds like you both had a lovely time.

BTW, i absolutely love your pink dress xx
Thank you, I had so many compliments from CMs about my dress that evening. It was a bargain in the h and m sale.
__________________
August 2005 - Indian Ridge Villas May 2009 - All Star Sports (Steven's first trip!)July 2011 - Royal Palms Villas July/August 2011 trip reportSeptember 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside September 2012 trip report July 2015 - Our Disney Wedding, Port Orleans Riverside
Engaged at Magic Kingdom 23rd September 2012 My Youtube Channel New - My wedding blog https://lauradisneybride.wordpress.com/
laura_<3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 07:29 AM   #21
laura_<3
DIS Veteran
 
laura_<3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Shields, North East of England
Posts: 1,528

Quote:
Originally Posted by PJB71
Really enjoying your TR

Look forward to reading more
:-)

Next instalment is the biggie - food and wine! Lots of food pics to upload!
__________________
August 2005 - Indian Ridge Villas May 2009 - All Star Sports (Steven's first trip!)July 2011 - Royal Palms Villas July/August 2011 trip reportSeptember 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside September 2012 trip report July 2015 - Our Disney Wedding, Port Orleans Riverside
Engaged at Magic Kingdom 23rd September 2012 My Youtube Channel New - My wedding blog https://lauradisneybride.wordpress.com/
laura_<3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #22
ElleBelle88
Earning My Ears
 
ElleBelle88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 17

Congratulations on the engagement!
Great trip report! Sounds like you enjoyed loads of things but managed to relax and enjoy the dining plan too- this is the type of Disney trip I'm trying to persuade DBF to go on in 2014!
__________________
1998/1999 All Star Music 2000 Dixie Landings 2004 Port Orleans Riverside 2010 Port Orleans Riverside

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/0p11q8nrr9ybqa72.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
ElleBelle88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #23
laura_<3
DIS Veteran
 
laura_<3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Shields, North East of England
Posts: 1,528

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElleBelle88 View Post
Congratulations on the engagement!
Great trip report! Sounds like you enjoyed loads of things but managed to relax and enjoy the dining plan too- this is the type of Disney trip I'm trying to persuade DBF to go on in 2014!
Thank you

Yeah we got everything done that we wanted to do and managed to have quite a lot of pool time too.
__________________
August 2005 - Indian Ridge Villas May 2009 - All Star Sports (Steven's first trip!)July 2011 - Royal Palms Villas July/August 2011 trip reportSeptember 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside September 2012 trip report July 2015 - Our Disney Wedding, Port Orleans Riverside
Engaged at Magic Kingdom 23rd September 2012 My Youtube Channel New - My wedding blog https://lauradisneybride.wordpress.com/
laura_<3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #24
laura_<3
DIS Veteran
 
laura_<3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Shields, North East of England
Posts: 1,528

Day 9 – Friday 28th September 2012 - Epcot Food and Wine Festival

We had a lie in today as we were going to head to Food and Wine in late afternoon, hoping the crowds would have died down.

We spent some time by the pool then took the bus to Epcot around 3pm. It wasn’t as busy as I had been anticipating.





We read somewhere online that it's a good idea to get a gift card to use at Food and Wine, so we did this. It was a great idea, instead of faffing on with cash

We had some yummy food from all the booths up until the China pavilion, where the heavens opened. We took cover in a gift shop for 20 minutes and when the rain died down, braved it and ran to the next few booths. We found a table and chairs covered by an umbrella and stayed there for a while. Steven kept dashing over to the nearest booths and bringing back the goodies.








Some lovely food photos!

– Chicken Curry from Terra booth

– Jerk spiced chicken drumstick (or at least it was before Steven got a hold of it!) from the Caribbean booth

– We both had the Grilled Beef skewer from the Argentina booth

– Shrimp on the Barbie from Australia

– Crispy shrimp taco and Dos Equis beer from Mexico

– Swedish meatballs with lingonberries from the Scandinavia booth

– Mongolian beef in a steamed bun from China (also Tsing Tao beer but no photo of this)

– I had the seared filet of beef with sweet potato from South Africa booth, Steven had spinach and paneer cheese pocket



Steven ran ahead and came back with this from Germany as well as a beer from the Poland booth



And this from Italy

– Ravioli di Formaggio all’Emiliana

The sun started to come back out as we got to the Singapore booth

– Steven had the seared mahi mahi and a beer from the Florida local booth

We decided to call it a day after I had a vodka lemon slush in France and waddled over to Mouse Gear and the Festival Centre. Steven bought a few bottles of wine to take home as gifts.



We went back into the pool for a bit when we got to the hotel – absolutely stuffed!

This was probably the highlight of the holiday for Steven (apart from our engagement, I hope)

We did the rest of Food and Wine later in the holiday, so more food photos to come
__________________
August 2005 - Indian Ridge Villas May 2009 - All Star Sports (Steven's first trip!)July 2011 - Royal Palms Villas July/August 2011 trip reportSeptember 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside September 2012 trip report July 2015 - Our Disney Wedding, Port Orleans Riverside
Engaged at Magic Kingdom 23rd September 2012 My Youtube Channel New - My wedding blog https://lauradisneybride.wordpress.com/
laura_<3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 04:45 PM   #25
laura_<3
DIS Veteran
 
laura_<3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Shields, North East of England
Posts: 1,528

Day 10 – Saturday 29th September 2012 – AK (EMH AM) & Downtown Disney plus T-Rex ADR

Today was our last visit to AK; we woke up at 7.15am and arrived at the bus stop at 7.50am, just missing the AK bus. We had to wait until 8.35am until the next bus came along!! So we pretty much missed our EMH.



Still, when we arrived at 8.55am we got through the turnstiles quickly and made it to Everest for a fast pass before rope drop. We went to see what the wait time was but the ride was down, no sooner had I said to Steven lets go to Dinosaur, Everest re-opened and we walked straight on.






After Everest we rode Dinosaur which was also a walk on, then went to It’s Tough to be a Bug. We headed over to Camp Minnie Mickey for the 10.30am Festival of the Lion King show, which was fabulous as always.





It was then time to ride Everest one final time before heading out of the park at 11.45am. We were the only two on the bus to POR even with a stop to Blizzard Beach on the way.

We took the bus to Downtown Disney for our ADR at T-Rex. Despite the food being lovely, it was just far too noisy for us. For starter I had mozzarella and Steven had onion rings. I had the chicken with beans and waffle fries whilst Steven had the Bone Yard Buffet. The food was nice but I didn’t enjoy the atmosphere, plus we were in the Ice Room. I’m not sure whether it was actually cold but I felt cold – unless the name of the room made me think I was cold


- Steven looking quite scared of the huge glass!



After T-Rex we took the boat back to POR. The boat driver was so lovely and chatty. He was only a young lad but you could tell he really loved his job and was telling us of some funny moments when he’s being driving back and forwards between the resorts and DTD. He was also telling us about some of the animals he see’s on property, despite joking with a little girl that all animals on property are animatronics, including the boat drivers. She really believed him too!

- New characters in flight balloon





We spent the rest of the evening by the pool.

__________________
August 2005 - Indian Ridge Villas May 2009 - All Star Sports (Steven's first trip!)July 2011 - Royal Palms Villas July/August 2011 trip reportSeptember 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside September 2012 trip report July 2015 - Our Disney Wedding, Port Orleans Riverside
Engaged at Magic Kingdom 23rd September 2012 My Youtube Channel New - My wedding blog https://lauradisneybride.wordpress.com/
laura_<3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 08:58 AM   #26
princess_ariel_85
DIS Veteran
 
princess_ariel_85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Derbyshire. UK
Posts: 1,716

Really enjoyed your latest updates.

Food and Wine festival looks good, the food you choice looks tasty.

I agree with you on T-Rex, we enjoyed the food but it was too loud lol

It's nice to see the characters in flight balloon back. It wasn't there whilst we were there and event though I would never go on it I did miss taking photo's of it.

Can't wait to read more x
__________________
princess_ariel_85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 12:45 PM   #27
Verity Chambers
He's delicious! Rather like melted chocolate...
 
Verity Chambers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mansfield, Notts. UK
Posts: 3,688

Am really enjoying your reports, keep em coming! Did the food at food and wine festival live up to expectations? Which was the best?!
__________________
Verity Chambers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:49 AM   #28
Ciorsdah
Mouseketeer
 
Ciorsdah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 391

Loving your updates so far! It appears that we were both at the poolside at the same time ( at the same pool!) and at Animal Kingdom too!! We missed the early bus too, but decided to take the car, so we walked back to the car from the bus stop and drove up.

Everest has been down most of that EMH morning, we hung around it till about 9:05, then walked on too :D so again we were probably within 100ft of each other! How mental!!
Ciorsdah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 01:57 PM   #29
laura_<3
DIS Veteran
 
laura_<3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Shields, North East of England
Posts: 1,528

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ciorsdah View Post
Loving your updates so far! It appears that we were both at the poolside at the same time ( at the same pool!) and at Animal Kingdom too!! We missed the early bus too, but decided to take the car, so we walked back to the car from the bus stop and drove up.

Everest has been down most of that EMH morning, we hung around it till about 9:05, then walked on too :D so again we were probably within 100ft of each other! How mental!!
That's crazy!!! We probably stood out like sore thumbs, Steven with his bright red and white Sunderland towel and me with a loud Geordie accent

We noticed the same little groups by the pool each time we were there. Most sat in the same place like we did.
__________________
August 2005 - Indian Ridge Villas May 2009 - All Star Sports (Steven's first trip!)July 2011 - Royal Palms Villas July/August 2011 trip reportSeptember 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside September 2012 trip report July 2015 - Our Disney Wedding, Port Orleans Riverside
Engaged at Magic Kingdom 23rd September 2012 My Youtube Channel New - My wedding blog https://lauradisneybride.wordpress.com/
laura_<3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #30
Ciorsdah
Mouseketeer
 
Ciorsdah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 391

Hahaha I was sunbathing next to a Sunderland towel...! That's rather mental :-)

I was entertained by a few of the characters around the pool (for the record I was NOT partof the loud obnoxious Glaswegians that were there!)
Ciorsdah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 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: