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Old 11-03-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Trick or Tweet! The Lurkyloos Do F&W, etc: 11/8 Last Day at WDW!

This is the story of our Halloween trips to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, with a little bit of Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings research thrown in for good measure. (And, no, "research" is not a euphemism for "wedding crashing" this time!) It was also the first time we spent more than one day at Epcot's Food & Wine Festival or ventured to a non-Disney theme park—in this case, Islands of Adventure for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Plus, we were lucky enough to steal a bit of The Roots' last few days in Orlando for a fun meal and trip to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.


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REPORT INDEX

Day 1: Disney Wedding Site Visit + Swolphin Food & Wine Classic

Day 2: Wedding Location Scouting & Party for the Senses

Day 3: Sweet Sundays Event + Interview with Disneymooner's Sam

Day 4: ChargerGate, Event Locations, GF Tea, Old Key West Photo Extravaganza, Citricos & Cake Quest '10!

Day 5: Site Tour at Hollywood Studios, Checking In to the Beach Club, Touring the Karamell Kuche & Patrick Finally Arrives!

Day 6, Part 1: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Day 6, Part 2: The Rest of Islands of Adventure

Day 6, Part 3: Wizarding World After Dark & Dinner at Emeril's Tchoup Chop

Day 7: Magic Kingdom with The Roots & Dinner at Epcot with D23!

Day 8: D23's Sip & Stroll + Food & Wine Festival's 3D: Disney Dessert Discovery Party

Day 9, Part 1: D23's Sip & Stroll

Day 9, Part 2: The Rest of Sip & Stroll, Plus I "Meet" Howard Jones!

Day 10: Magic Kingdom + Blizzard Beach + IllumiNations from Hacienda de San Angel

Day 11: Backstage Safari at Animal Kingdom!

Day 12, Part 1: The Boring Part (Complete with POETRY!)

Day 12, Part 2: Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, in Costume as Constance & Harrison Hightower, with the Roots!

Day 12, Part 3: Headless Horseman, Grave Diggers & Pelvis-Thrustin' Cowboys—the Rest of MNSSHP!

Day 13: Last Day at Disney World!





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And you are...?

Lurkyloo and Mr. Lurkyloo, crazy Disneyland fans who are wringing every last penny from their Disney Parks Premier Passes for trips around Disney’s world.




The Trip

* Who is in your party? Lurkyloo & Mr. Lurkyloo, with special guest appearances by The Roots, Carly from The Disney Wedding Blog, and numerous friendly DISers!

* When did you go? October 7–20, 2010

* Where did you stay? First time at the Dolphin, Old Key West, and the Beach Club (real hotel side, not DVC)

* Where did you eat?
  • Todd English's bluezoo
  • Jiko
  • Citricos
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Mythos (Islands of Adventure)
  • Tchoup Chop (Universal's Royal Pacific Resort)
  • Bistro de Paris
  • Le Cellier
  • Hacienda de San Angel
  • Artist Point
  • Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Via Napoli
  • Beaches & Cream
  • The Fountain
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain
  • Garden View Tea Room
  • Kona Café
  • The Wave
  • The Plaza
  • Tusker House

* Any special plans, events, etc.? And how!
  • Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
  • Party for the Senses
  • Sweet Sundays seminar (Cakelove – Washington, DC)
  • 3D Disney Dessert Discoveries Party
  • Eat to the Beat Concert series: Taylor Hicks & Howard Jones
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • D23's Sip & Stroll event
  • Blizzard Beach for the first time
  • Backstage Safari at Animal Kingdom
  • Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland




If you get bored and can’t wait until the next installment, here are links to my past trip reports and various other online time-wasters...


Some Light Reading: Past Reports

Tokyo Disney on 2 Weeks' Notice: A Photo-Packed Account of 17 Days in Japan


A Very Lurky Christmas: Holiday at Bay Lake Tower… of TERROR!


D23 Expo: The All-Lines, No-Rides Disney Experience!


Return to the Scene of the Crime: The Lurkyloos' First Anniversary at WDW!


Wedding Crasher: 4 Parties in 3 Nights with 2 Cameras and 1 Fabulous Hat!


2 Haunted Mansions, 1 Day: The story of how we rode Haunted Mansion at Disney World and Disneyland on the same day (plus free dining)!


How to Get Married In Epcot... and Survive a 12-Day Honeymoon @ Walt Disney World!



Assorted Other Ways To OD on The Lurkyloos…

My blog (with all my trip reports in one place!): http://disneytravelbabble.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/lurkyloo

Facebook page for PassPorter’s Disney Weddings & Honeymoons: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PassPo...s/127958845407

Patrick’s puppet company: http://www.swazzle.com

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Old 11-04-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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I am here for more Lurkyloo fun!!! Love the costumes!!!
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:13 PM   #11
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I am totally in for this one. Excellent costumes!
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I've been hoping you'd start this Halloween report--we just booked for next year over Halloween and I can't wait to hear all about F&W, Disney at Halloween and Harry Potter--our girls 9 and 7 just started reading the books this fall.

P.S. With all the multitasking you've successfully performed on previous trips--I have FULL confidence that you can handle finishing your Christmas trippie and working on this new report at the same time
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