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Old 01-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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AGLET – We're Gonna Tour The World Together! Updated 11/9!!!

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Stringbean & Wingnut report!!!

For those of you new to our rhapsodizing about Epcot and remorseless eating adventures, well, here's us!

I am Stringbean, aka Sara. (AKA your skipper, guide, social director, and dance instructor for the following trip report.)

(I'm not usually this blurry in real life. Except before I put my contacts in.)

And Wingnut is my ever-patient DBF. We have been dating for a little over 4 years.

But enough about us! (Wait, this whole thing is about us...) But it's mostly about Disney!!

Wingnut and I stayed at the Polynesian from January 8th through January 14th, 2012. It was our first time staying there (we normally stay in the Epcot resort area). You can read all about the planning (read: changing) of our trip here, in my PTR.

For a quick summarization of the above link, we changed our resort a few times (POFQ to Boardwalk to Poly), our ADR's even more times (trust me, I even lost count of that one), and collectively crossed our fingers that my Magical Express info would arrive before we left (it did, one day before).

We had an absolutely wonderful (and yes, magical ) trip, and I can't wait to share it all with you! We ate far too much (unprecedented numbers of snacks and desserts), and yes, of course we changed the plans while we were there!

(Who would we be if we didn't???)

(Oh, and if you're sitting there wondering what the heck an aglet is, well, it just so happens to be one of the world's most-used, yet under-appreciated inventions. )

(See also: this conversation from my PTR.)

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Reserved for chapter links!

(Hey, I'm already more organized than last time!! )

The day before we left

Day 1

You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!

We're here!! Move!!

Finding the hidden longhouse of Tokelau

Amazingly, we make it to Epcot. Not amazingly, we eat.

A stroll around World Showcase...

I probably should have put "ride" in quotation marks...

Giraffes! And zebras!

We came, we Sanaa-d, we conquered!

Could somebody make these Tiki torches a little brighter?

Day 2

Open the turnstyles! We're hungry!

Tigger and Piglet and Pooh Bear, oh my!

Who knew we'd have so much fun in a cemetery?

Yo ho, yo ho, to Adventureland we go!

And just around the corner, there'll be even more Fantasyland!

Tomorrow, tomorrow...it's only a land away!!

A cupcake and a cowboy

It's time to light the lights...

Eliminating the element of surprise

"Yes, we're huge pigs, I know."

Star light, star bright, will we FINALLY see Wishes tonight?

Day 3

Steak, eggs, and "THE COOLEST THING EVER".

I never walk this quickly in real life, I swear.

Into the Pangani Forest, into the Pangani Forest, to the gorilla's house we go!

Can we feel the love this morning?

It's time to light the...no, wait.

I can't think of a clever title for this update. We went on the Backlot tour.

Bistro de buttery, delicious Paris

The inconclusive documentation of our evening continues...

Day 4

Not all roads lead to Epcot at 7 AM

Wingnut gets his breakfast with the princesses and herring.

I can't be the only person creeped out by feet, can I?

Visiting the World Snack-case

But why isn't my car a spaceship/submarine now???

Patio musings

Probably the ADR I was most excited for. Not to play favorites, of course.

Day 5

Tonga Toast, please!!

By the light of the silvery moon...NOT THE SUN, BUT THE MOON.

Toy Story Maniacs...we are not.

Stay off the West Side...that's Cookie's territory!

Exploring the Wilderness. Lodge, that is.

We struck gold! (No, not with the bread basket!)

The Bug Boat, soon will be making another run...

Day 6

GOAT. CHEESE. EGGS. (And other breakfast items as well.)

"Ah, yes, New Jersey. Home of the Eiffel Tower."

And then we went back to Epcot. And nobody was surprised.

Back to AKL we go!

I wonder what Wingnut ordered at Jiko...

Day 7


We're probably not going to be trendsetters anytime soon...

The lesser-visited attractions of World Showcase...visited by us!

If real moose aren't made of chocolate, well, I don't want to hear about it

See ya real soon, WDW...

Stuff we bought/stuff we thought

Wedding-related Updates

Somebody's getting married!!!!

Drum roll, please!!

This could be a new record: it only took me 2 weeks to change our resort reservation!

Who's up for a game??

Who's up for a game?? THE RESULTS SHOW

Our plan...so far...

Boring PTR update.

Mickey mail!

Our trip is getting closer..and closer..

...and we're back!!!

New TR started!!!

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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I'm here!!! Can't wait to read about your trip! I hope you took lots of pictures of the Poly!

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Count me in! We run in the same circles on the boards so I thought I would follow along

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I'm here Sara and soooo excited to hear about your trip!

Love the title! What a shocker, a Phineas & Ferb reference! Were you debating between "aglet" and the lyrics to "Gitchie gitchie goo means that I love you"?

Can't wait to follow along. Love the pictures already, you guys look fabulous! Hey, has anyone seen Perry?
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I'm here and on page one! Your PTR was so much fun, I can't wait to hear all about the actual trip!
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Subbing! Enjoyed your PTR, can't wait to read about the trip.

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Hooray! So glad you are here!

First of all, AGLET = WINNING!

I can't wait to see which Poly building you ended up in and if you got your chocolate slipper!!

I certainly hope that you were able to meet P&F also!!!

And dance instructor?! I love to dance!
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I'll hitch along for the ride. I really enjoyed your last trip report, so I am betting this one will be great too! Bring it on!
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Yay! You started; the aglet number is probably one of my favorites - it fit really nicely into the episode and I like Candance's part.
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Originally Posted by Stringbean&Wingnut View Post

Wingnut and I stayed at the Polynesian from January 8th through January 14th, 2012. It was our first time staying there (we normally stay in the Epcot resort area).

We had an absolutely wonderful (and yes, magical ) trip, and I can't wait to share it all with you! We ate far too much (unprecedented numbers of snacks and desserts), and yes, of course we changed the plans while we were there!
Looking forward to seeing Poly pictures and food pictures.

Very glad to hear that you had a wonderful, magical time.
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