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Old 12-31-2011, 09:11 AM   #61
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Thats so funny, I was just readying away at Cali Grill and I was thinking 'wouldn't it be wonderful if they got engaged!' and a couple of sentences later, you did :D. WOOOOO :D. Congrats! I love your dress, if you don't mind me asking, where is it from? :D

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #62
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Congratulations on your engagement. Enjoying your trippie, please give me some more soon.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #63
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Thats so funny, I was just readying away at Cali Grill and I was thinking 'wouldn't it be wonderful if they got engaged!' and a couple of sentences later, you did :D. WOOOOO :D. Congrats! I love your dress, if you don't mind me asking, where is it from? :D

:D :D
Awww!! Haha that's exciting!!! I'm glad we gave a happy ending

My dress is from Lipsy. Last time I looked, they had it in a few colours as well.
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Congratulations on your engagement. Enjoying your trippie, please give me some more soon.
Thank You

I'll try get the next couple of days up soon...If I can stop looking at wedding things online!
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #65
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Day 7 - Friday 30 September 2011

Today was one of those days that I was really looking forward to, just because I knew that it would be a bit of a 'different' day - in that it wouldn't be all about the theme parks at Disney but exploring some of the other side of Disney World too - yey!

We were able to sleep in a bit and we had a late breakfast reservation at 'Ohana at the Polynesian Resort. It's a character breakfast with Mickey, Pluto, Stitch and Lilo.

We got the bus to Magic Kingdom from our hotel, and then took the monorail over to the Polynesian, we checked in and only had to wait about for 5 minutes until we were called to our table.



The lady who took us to our table was so, so sweet and so excited for us about the engagement - she made us feel really great actually and definately started off the whole experience in a great way.

We had updated all of our dining reservations to show that we were celebrating our engagement and I think that it was noted as we got an amazing table for breakfast - I didn't even realise there were such good tables at Ohana with a Castle view - but we got a lovely table with a view - again cue my over excited-ness, hehe!



They came around with their pineapple cinnamon bread - which was AMAZIN!



And also juice and coffee - I fell in love with the juice there - I kept getting refills and getting a refill of this was not a problem at all.

We then got the hot food skillet - and it was all really good, the only thing is that the mickey waffles come seperately and I dont know if it was just that morning, but they seemed a bit stingy giving out the waffles - and when I had asked for more, they never did come. I do like my mickey waffles so I was a tiny bit disappointed. But really that is the only bad thing I can say about Ohana and I do hope that it was just a glitch that day as I would definately go back.





The character interaction was great too. And I loved that we went a bit later and the restaurant was actually quite quiet. I would definately recommend coming here when you are having a lazy start to the day.







After breakfast we explored the resort for a while and found a nice beach swing to sit on and enjoy the sun and the lovely view - just taking the time out to sit and enjoy the peaceful, relaxing side of Disney that some people think it just a myth.



Anyway, after 20 minutes or so of relaxation we do want to actually do something (!!) - and decide to rent a sea-raycer boat from the marina. We took it out for about 45 minutes, which went by so fast. I let Scott drive the boat as I knew I would be too scared to actually have fun with it!

It was lovely we explored all around up to the Contemporary and behind it to where Discovery Island was and could see Fort Wilderness all the way across as close to Magic Kingdom as we were allowed and along past Grand Floridian and Wedding Pavillion.

It was so much fun getting a chance to do this.

Once we were done, we took the monorail over the Contemporary as we had booked a tandem paraglide. I wasn't scared to start with until the whole thing was so fast that we were literally up in the air - haha I started freaking out for a while but when I finally calmed down and looked around - I was stunned by the view!

I just had to turn my head and I saw all the sites - the castle, space mountain, splash mountain, the epcot ball, tower of terror, expedition everest. It was so cool! Before we knew it we were back down - it was an expensive but thrilling experience.







After this, we wondered around the contemporary for a while and then got the monorail across to Epcot. We wondered around Epcot for a while, mostly enjoying Spaceship Earth, the Nemo ride and Turtle Talk with Crush, before our early dinner reservation at the Living Seas.

We had a nice meal here - the food was good and we had a table quite close to the front of the aquariam.





To eat I had the seasonal fish (I can't remember what it was) and the Chocolate Wave.





And Scott had the Chicken and for dessert the Baileys Mousse.





Unfortunately we had pretty poor service - the waitress just seemed so unattentive - and I think what made it worse is the table right next to us had a different waiter who was lovely and bubbly. Oh well - never mind it didn't put a dampner on anything. I think it is always just worth a mention - maybe we were just spoiled by some of the amazing service in other Disney restaurants?

After dinner we walked about a bit, going on Spaceship Earth and we went to do single rider Test Track as the place was quite busy and were jammy enough to get to sit beside each other in a car anyway!

It was getting a little late by this point, so we went to the entrance of World Showcase as far as the Champagne Stand, and Scott got a Champange and I had a Rose Champange. We just got a bench and sat and enjoyed these - as this was the day Food and Wine Festival opened - you can imagine how crowded it was!! So we left as Illuminations started and got the bus before it was crowded - I think it was just us and a group with some little kids on the bus back to our hotel.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:29 AM   #66
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That breakfast at Ohana looks amazing! Glad you got to relax and experience some things at Disney and not just the parks. We had a meal at Coral Reef too (I had chicken and chocolate wave too ) - sorry to hear you had bad service this was our best meal when we went and our waiter couldn't have been more helpful. It definitely is luck of the draw. Can't wait for more!
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That breakfast at Ohana looks amazing! Glad you got to relax and experience some things at Disney and not just the parks. We had a meal at Coral Reef too (I had chicken and chocolate wave too ) - sorry to hear you had bad service this was our best meal when we went and our waiter couldn't have been more helpful. It definitely is luck of the draw. Can't wait for more!
I know it was such tasty and as we were on the dining plan it was a great meal for 1TS each.

Unfortunately, we saw others getting the great 'Disney' service, and unfortunately we didn't - even the walk from the sign-in desk to our table was so sombre and not one work was spoken! Usually it's the "are you having a good trip / how long are you here for" small chit-chat.

We probably weren't as bowled over with the meal for this reason alone as well. Which is a shame - but then I don't think it would put me off trying it again at the same time, if that makes sense
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I know it was such tasty and as we were on the dining plan it was a great meal for 1TS each.

Unfortunately, we saw others getting the great 'Disney' service, and unfortunately we didn't - even the walk from the sign-in desk to our table was so sombre and not one work was spoken! Usually it's the "are you having a good trip / how long are you here for" small chit-chat.

We probably weren't as bowled over with the meal for this reason alone as well. Which is a shame - but then I don't think it would put me off trying it again at the same time, if that makes sense
Aww I know what you mean, the service is an integral part of the dining experience. I felt the same about our service in Planet Hollywood (just awful ) I'm glad it hasn't put you off trying it again though
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Just caught up with your trip, all your pics are making me excited for when I go!

Congrats again on your engagement, the proposal looks/sounds so lovely!Do you have any wedding plans yet?
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Just caught up with your trip, all your pics are making me excited for when I go!

Congrats again on your engagement, the proposal looks/sounds so lovely!Do you have any wedding plans yet?
Thank you - it really was amazing - scott did so well at being a romantic

Our original plan was to get married in a castle in Scotland - we even spoke about it when we were in Florida in case we should look around any wedding venues whilst we were there.

Anyway we came back home, looked into everything for real...and have decided to take 10 of our nearest and dearest to disney and have our wedding there

It's very much the only place that I could say was really 'us' and neither of us have overly big families to warrant the need for a big at home wedding. But we will have an evening reception-type thing at home when we get back.

I'll stop myself here before I go into all my nitty gritty plans - that would take forever to write and are forever changing!
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Thank you - it really was amazing - scott did so well at being a romantic

Our original plan was to get married in a castle in Scotland - we even spoke about it when we were in Florida in case we should look around any wedding venues whilst we were there.

Anyway we came back home, looked into everything for real...and have decided to take 10 of our nearest and dearest to disney and have our wedding there

It's very much the only place that I could say was really 'us' and neither of us have overly big families to warrant the need for a big at home wedding. But we will have an evening reception-type thing at home when we get back.

I'll stop myself here before I go into all my nitty gritty plans - that would take forever to write and are forever changing!

I'm so happy your getting married at Disney! I occasionally browse the wedding forums on here and thought I saw your name on a thread!

I got engaged what feels like a bazillion years ago now when I was 18, and although I'm not married yet,we have decided on Disney too, more so because our families are so huge it would cost a bomb here! Won't be a while though so I'll just live vicariously through your plans!
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I'm so happy your getting married at Disney! I occasionally browse the wedding forums on here and thought I saw your name on a thread!

I got engaged what feels like a bazillion years ago now when I was 18, and although I'm not married yet,we have decided on Disney too, more so because our families are so huge it would cost a bomb here! Won't be a while though so I'll just live vicariously through your plans!
Aww I know weddings are sooooo expensive here right?! The place I really wanted to get married - for the venue hire alone was £12,000!?! Then Catering at about £100 for about 80 people would have been another £8,000 - so that was going to be £20,000 for a venue and catering! Never mind outfits / cake / entertainment / stationary / transport etc etc!!!

Ok Disneys not cheap - but as a comparison it definately won me and Scott over.

We are waiting a little while for the wedding and hoping for March 2014, but when we break everything down... it's quite close as well!
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Aww I know weddings are sooooo expensive here right?! The place I really wanted to get married - for the venue hire alone was £12,000!?! Then Catering at about £100 for about 80 people would have been another £8,000 - so that was going to be £20,000 for a venue and catering! Never mind outfits / cake / entertainment / stationary / transport etc etc!!!

Ok Disneys not cheap - but as a comparison it definately won me and Scott over.

We are waiting a little while for the wedding and hoping for March 2014, but when we break everything down... it's quite close as well!
That price is crazy!! I think you can get alot more for your money at Disney, and of course the fact that you'll be in Disney world!

I'm just hoping for a wedding in my lifetime atm!
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That price is crazy!! I think you can get alot more for your money at Disney, and of course the fact that you'll be in Disney world!

I'm just hoping for a wedding in my lifetime atm!
Lol, bless - I'm sure it will be a day worth waiting for :D
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Loving your report Izzie. Congratulations again! It was nice to read all about the proposal.
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