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
Old 09-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #1486
teekathepony
DIS Veteran
 
teekathepony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Breton, NS
Posts: 4,160

Wow, just read your last trip's Magical Express problem post and I have to say, I've never ever had to stop anywhere on the way to the airport! We always just fill up the bus with all the people from Pop Century and head to the airport. (You watch, now this year I'll have a problem. ) I can understand getting off and cabbing it though. I would have been panicking too (especially with an International flight.)
I'd be sad that this trip has come to an end, but I just can't be sad when I'm SO EXCITED to read all about your Disney pre-wedding planning trip! And of course the Disney wedding after that!
teekathepony is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #1487
Fantasyland Mom
DIS Veteran
 
Fantasyland Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Second star to the right, and straight on til morning
Posts: 1,589

I loathe heights. So, yes, I hate even seeing pictures of those daredevil servers! I've never stopped to watch them for two reasons. 1) Makes me cringe, and 2) no doubt my kids would want to try that at home.

LOVE the almond pretzel farewell!

The story of Wingnut's niece's cookies made me melt a little. You may not know this, but I have a bit of a soft spot for kids ...
__________________
Jennifer and Brandon, 2 Princesses and a PrinceSept. '09 (Pop), April/May '10 (Pop/CBR), Sept. '11 (Pop), Sept. '12 (CBR/Poly!), Sept. '13 (ASMo), Sept. '14 (POR/Beach Club)
TRIP VIDEO 2013! & TRIP VIDEO 2013-Mobile Friendly Version NEW VIDEOS!

***What Means "Ay, Caramba?"--Famous for Family of the Day, a Sept TR--IN PROGRESS!!

Disney World Family Vacation Video 2012-YouTube & Mobile Device-Friendly Disney World Family Vacation Video 2012-Vimeo Version
Instagram: disneyjenn1
Fantasyland Mom is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #1488
kmrein
Mouseketeer
 
kmrein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 178

ooooh! I am just bouncing off the walls with excitement for you guys right now (very late to the news, admittedly)!!!! Last I read, you had just gotten engaged, which is exciting enough. But a Disneymoon? And a DISNEY WEDDING? AND a trip beforehand?!?! That is just beyond wonderful. Plus, now the end of your trip report doesn't seem as sad, knowing what's to come!

Last time we went, we stayed at POFQ and loved it, so I know you'll have a great time in just a few weeks! Cannot wait to read along.
__________________


1989-first trip (off-site); 1997/2011-Port Orleans FQ
2004/05/07/08/10-Fort Wilderness Campground
2010-Polynesian Resort

2012-Disneyland (Grand Californian/Paradise Pier)

"If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme..."
kmrein is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 11:50 AM   #1489
annmarieda
DIS Veteran
 
annmarieda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Washington State
Posts: 8,231

What a good idea taking a snack with you! I might have to ponder what to bring back with me. (other than gummies for dh)

I am aware that the phones in WS work. I have them in my contact list just so I can call them. Not randomly though... just when in disney (is that bad I am a bit of a prankster? - not in a mean evil way though, more in a "look someone is going in the booth, lets call and wish them a magical day" way) Also to call when I know a friend will be there to pick up on the other end.
annmarieda is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #1490
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: 4,387

I love your airplane food! It looks like something I want to try!

I did expect to see a schoolbread though lol!
smile4stamps is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #1491
danimaroo
DIS Veteran
 
danimaroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,618

Hahaha, I loooove calling the phonebooths in Epcot! It cracks me up while I'm hiding out near the Rose and Crowne watching unsuspecting people answer my phone call and have no idea how to react when I talk with a British accent and say my name is Pippen.

I enjoy the Almond Pretzel! Unfortunately, my heart lies with School Bread, so the Pretzel isn't often chosen by me, haha.

I've never had an issue with ME, though last time our bus stopped at BW and Caribbean Beach (after it picked us up at BC)... It wasn't so much the bus being a pain, but rather the PEOPLE on the bus holding us up!

This one family tried to insist we wait for their other family members who hadn't shown up... when it turned out the family took the wrong ME bus, as they were supposed to catch a different one 15 minutes later. They were annoying to say the least, and were delaying us getting to the dang airport.

I'm sad your trip is over BUT so excited for your PTR of course and then to hear all about your October trip!
danimaroo is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #1492
Nermel9
DIS Veteran
 
Nermel9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,627

You know, I always miss the Serveux Amusant, I'd really like to see it someday! I would be nervous he would fall the whole time though, it looks kind of scary!

I love that you bought a pretzel from Norway to take on the plane! I never thought of taking a snack from Disney home with me, I'll have to try that!

Going home from Disney is the worst! But at least you're going back next month!
__________________

NEW December 2013 TR, In Progress!

My TR's/PTR's~2/13 TR~11/12 TR!~11/12 PTR!~5/12 TR!~5/12 PTR!~12/11 TR!~10/11 TR!~10/11 PTR!~11/10 TR!~11/10 PTR!~Disneymoon TR 5/10!


Many family trips offsite~9/08 ASMu~11/09 WL~Disneymoon 5/10 BC~11/10 POR~10/11 WL~12/11 Pop~5/12 BC~11/12 AoA/POR~2/13 AKL/BLT
Nermel9 is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #1493
IheartDDuck
DIS Veteran
 
IheartDDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 5,675

I think anytime there is a wedding involved, you always go "there's only how many days left?!"

I will keep you in my thoughts and say "hopefully Stringbean gets to see Illuminations", over and over again.

It's so exciting that you guys have the pre-wedding planning stuff down already. I'm freaking out for you!

Serveux Amusant always freaks me out a little bit too. I'm so freaked out that he's going to fall down, even though I know he's a highly trained professional.....or Disney it just like "hey, he wants to do it, let him!"

Disney food on the plane is always a great choice.

Waaaahhhh, coming home to snow! That's just the worst.

Can't wait to hear final thoughts and most of all the Wedding Planning!
IheartDDuck is offline  
Old 09-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #1494
scottny
You better have crackers
I heard of light reading, never wet reading
I still won't go in the ocean because of
 
scottny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 13,124

Great finale to the trip. I would have stayed inside and soaked up the Poly.

Nice to take some Disney magic on the plane home.
scottny is offline  
Old 09-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #1495
Jennifer48
Not a Disney bride but engaged and honeymooned at Disney!
 
Jennifer48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,357

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stringbean&Wingnut View Post
(I bet none of you saw THAT one coming…)
Nope, SHOCKED!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stringbean&Wingnut View Post
Am I the only person that is constantly cringing and wringing my hands and fighting back the urge to yell “get down from there!!”?
Well I don't want to yell at him but I can't watch, I get way to nervous! I feel like I'm going to be involved in some crazy YouTube video where someone gets injured. Must avert the eyes!

Yay for souvies and a PTR!
__________________
WDW: '00, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08 , '08 , '09 , '10 , '10 , '10 , '11, '11, '12 , '12, '12 , '13, '13, '14
DCL: '06 , '07, '09 , '12 FMV, '14
DLR: '07
Aulani: '13
My Latest Invention: The Traffic-eliminator-inator!
A Road Trip Engagement
Best Friends and New Friends - A MAGICal Tale
My First Disney Cruise Trip Report
Jennifer48 is offline  
Old 09-12-2012, 05:22 AM   #1496
Stringbean&Wingnut
DIS Veteran
 
Stringbean&Wingnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,989

Quote:
Originally Posted by shan23877 View Post
Sounds like an absolutely amazing trip. I'm interested in the wrap up. I'd love to hear your final thoughts on the Poly since I know you're an Epcot Resort gal.

Leaving is always so hard. I'm so glad that you have such wonderful Disney things to look forward to.
Yeah, the Poly was an interesting experience for us!

Aww thanks!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by smile4stamps View Post
Awwww... The trip is over Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!! You are a wonderful writer! Can't wait for the wrap-up the Oct PTR and then the October trip report!!
Thank you!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by marDgreen88 View Post
First of all, NO... you are not the only person who is completely nervous the entire time during the French 'stunt' show. It drives me crazy!

Hahaha, I totally thought the pretzel looked like a face too!

Boo for returning home... but I'm so excited to hear about your future plans and the fact that your trip is NEXT MONTH!
Hahaha I always breathe a sigh of relief when he's back safely on the ground!!

I didn't even notice until I had put the picture up, like hey this pretzel has a lot of personality!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MEK View Post
Unfortunately, I know they work only all too well and sometimes the person on the other end of the line is NOT feeling the Disney magic.



Yes, I'm afraid you were wrong.



Thanks for the laugh!



You are making me really depressed with that shot. Ugh - Disney sunshine to snow. BRRRRRRRRRR and yuck!

Loved youe final journey through the world showcase. Perfect snack for the journey home!

Can't wait to read your final thoughts and hear all about your Wedding Planning trip!
Hahaha I've never tried calling anyone that isn't related to me!!

LOL well it was worth a shot!!

Ugh, I know, it was such a harsh reality weather change!! Thanks!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CandleontheWater View Post
Aww that final walk out of a theme park is always so depressing. Great idea to bring a Disney snack with you on the plane, I'll have to remember that for next trip!

I'm looking forward to seeing your souvenir wrap up, and of course hear more about wedding planning!
Thanks!!! I have to say, it helped a bit!!
Stringbean&Wingnut is offline  
Old 09-12-2012, 05:27 AM   #1497
Stringbean&Wingnut
DIS Veteran
 
Stringbean&Wingnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,989

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs T 2009 View Post
That pretzel looks yummy!!!! And like it has a face

Boo to the end of a trip, but at least you have another trip soon- and a wedding planning one to boot!!! :D
It was really good!! And cute too haha!

Quote:
Originally Posted by emmysmommy View Post
Ahhh.. one last trip around the world and then time to say see you later! I'm with you for the acrobat dude in France. I wonder if he's ever fallen off those chairs?? I think it's a work comp claim waiting to happen!

So what exactly is inside the almond pretzel? It really looks amazing - seeing as how I am an almond fan it is definitely on my future snack list.

Love that you are going back NEXT month!!!
Hahaha he seems REALLY good at balancing on those chairs!!

There's no filling, it's just sweet pretzel with some sort of glaze and then a ton of almonds. It's very good!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Charleston Princess View Post
The almond pretzel is the perfect treat for the airplane.

No matter what I always experience the "We're not in Disney anymore" feeling.

So sad the trip is over but definitely looking forward to all the other posts -- souvenirs? Yes, please!
It is!! I was happy with my choice!!

Oh, so do I!! It's such a sad feeling!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MeMom View Post
He is amazing!

I would have chosen fifteen more minutes on the Poly grounds, too.

One of my favorite snacks!

Sorry you had to leave. We try not to leave Disney property without our next trip being booked. It dulls the pain a little.

I absolutely want to see souvenir pictures!
He really is!!

I really liked the pretzel, I'm glad I gave it a try!!

Having a next trip booked really does help leaving for home. You know you have something fun to plan for!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2xcited2sleep View Post
You captured that last day feeling so well. One last walk around the World, looking for any ways possible to extend the magic. I too would have sat in the lobby until the last possible second - not silly at all!

By chance do you recall approximately how much cab fare was to the airport? While I have (knock on wood) never had a bad experience with Magical Express, I do often wonder about extending the magic by an hour and taking a cab or car service. If you do that, you can still check your bags at the resort, right?

So happy you are going back next month! Looking forward to seeing your souvenirs and hearing about your trip plans!
I really was dragging out the Disney of our trip as long as I could that day!

It's around $50 or so, plus tip. Wingnut and I honestly think it's worth it for the return back to the airport. Yes, you can still check your bags at the resort, which I love!!
Stringbean&Wingnut is offline  
Old 09-12-2012, 05:31 AM   #1498
Stringbean&Wingnut
DIS Veteran
 
Stringbean&Wingnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,989

Quote:
Originally Posted by teekathepony View Post
Wow, just read your last trip's Magical Express problem post and I have to say, I've never ever had to stop anywhere on the way to the airport! We always just fill up the bus with all the people from Pop Century and head to the airport. (You watch, now this year I'll have a problem. ) I can understand getting off and cabbing it though. I would have been panicking too (especially with an International flight.)
I'd be sad that this trip has come to an end, but I just can't be sad when I'm SO EXCITED to read all about your Disney pre-wedding planning trip! And of course the Disney wedding after that!
I never thought we'd make THAT many stops!!! It was really ridiculous, and makes us hesitate to take the ME returning to the airport in the future.

Haha aww thank you!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fantasyland Mom View Post
I loathe heights. So, yes, I hate even seeing pictures of those daredevil servers! I've never stopped to watch them for two reasons. 1) Makes me cringe, and 2) no doubt my kids would want to try that at home.

LOVE the almond pretzel farewell!

The story of Wingnut's niece's cookies made me melt a little. You may not know this, but I have a bit of a soft spot for kids ...
LOL yeah, you probably don't want to encourage that sort of thing!!!

Awww she was SO proud of them, it was a great way to end our trip!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmrein View Post
ooooh! I am just bouncing off the walls with excitement for you guys right now (very late to the news, admittedly)!!!! Last I read, you had just gotten engaged, which is exciting enough. But a Disneymoon? And a DISNEY WEDDING? AND a trip beforehand?!?! That is just beyond wonderful. Plus, now the end of your trip report doesn't seem as sad, knowing what's to come!

Last time we went, we stayed at POFQ and loved it, so I know you'll have a great time in just a few weeks! Cannot wait to read along.
Awww thank you!!!!

Yay I'm glad to hear that!!! We've never stayed there before!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by annmarieda View Post
What a good idea taking a snack with you! I might have to ponder what to bring back with me. (other than gummies for dh)

I am aware that the phones in WS work. I have them in my contact list just so I can call them. Not randomly though... just when in disney (is that bad I am a bit of a prankster? - not in a mean evil way though, more in a "look someone is going in the booth, lets call and wish them a magical day" way) Also to call when I know a friend will be there to pick up on the other end.
I was very happy I had brought it along!!

Hahaha I don't think that makes you mean!! I have the numbers in my contacts list too!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by smile4stamps View Post
I love your airplane food! It looks like something I want to try!

I did expect to see a schoolbread though lol!
Thanks!! Hahaha I considered one, but didn't think it would hold up well without refrigeration!
Stringbean&Wingnut is offline  
Old 09-12-2012, 05:38 AM   #1499
Stringbean&Wingnut
DIS Veteran
 
Stringbean&Wingnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,989

Quote:
Originally Posted by danimaroo View Post
Hahaha, I loooove calling the phonebooths in Epcot! It cracks me up while I'm hiding out near the Rose and Crowne watching unsuspecting people answer my phone call and have no idea how to react when I talk with a British accent and say my name is Pippen.

I enjoy the Almond Pretzel! Unfortunately, my heart lies with School Bread, so the Pretzel isn't often chosen by me, haha.

I've never had an issue with ME, though last time our bus stopped at BW and Caribbean Beach (after it picked us up at BC)... It wasn't so much the bus being a pain, but rather the PEOPLE on the bus holding us up!

This one family tried to insist we wait for their other family members who hadn't shown up... when it turned out the family took the wrong ME bus, as they were supposed to catch a different one 15 minutes later. They were annoying to say the least, and were delaying us getting to the dang airport.

I'm sad your trip is over BUT so excited for your PTR of course and then to hear all about your October trip!
Hahahaha that's hilarious how you call unsuspecting people from Rose & Crown!! I've never called strangers before!!

It's really good!! (Yes, the School Bread is probably just a BIT better, but the pretzel is a great choice!)

I'm not sure if that was just an isolated incident or what, but we'll see if we actually use ME both ways this time! Ugh, people can be so annoying!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nermel9 View Post
You know, I always miss the Serveux Amusant, I'd really like to see it someday! I would be nervous he would fall the whole time though, it looks kind of scary!

I love that you bought a pretzel from Norway to take on the plane! I never thought of taking a snack from Disney home with me, I'll have to try that!

Going home from Disney is the worst! But at least you're going back next month!
Hahaha it's REALLY cool to watch, they're really impressive!! But I'm just a nervous person, I guess!

It really did make the plane ride home a bit more pleasant, I have to say!

Quote:
Originally Posted by IheartDDuck View Post
I think anytime there is a wedding involved, you always go "there's only how many days left?!"

I will keep you in my thoughts and say "hopefully Stringbean gets to see Illuminations", over and over again.

It's so exciting that you guys have the pre-wedding planning stuff down already. I'm freaking out for you!

Serveux Amusant always freaks me out a little bit too. I'm so freaked out that he's going to fall down, even though I know he's a highly trained professional.....or Disney it just like "hey, he wants to do it, let him!"

Disney food on the plane is always a great choice.

Waaaahhhh, coming home to snow! That's just the worst.

Can't wait to hear final thoughts and most of all the Wedding Planning!
I agree...the days are FLYING by!! Awww thank you!!!

Hahahaha I'll go with "highly trained professional" there! I'm not sure Disney would just let random people scamper up stacks of chairs!!

It really was! I'm glad I brought something along! Ugh, yeah, the snow was not bad at all, but enough to remind us that we were definitely no longer in Disney!

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottny View Post
Great finale to the trip. I would have stayed inside and soaked up the Poly.

Nice to take some Disney magic on the plane home.
Yeah, I knew DF wanted to get moving though, so it was fine to head off to the airport!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennifer48 View Post
Nope, SHOCKED!

Well I don't want to yell at him but I can't watch, I get way to nervous! I feel like I'm going to be involved in some crazy YouTube video where someone gets injured. Must avert the eyes!

Yay for souvies and a PTR!
LOL .

Hahaha I'm glad I'm not the only one!!! Everyone else always seems so calm watching the show!!
Stringbean&Wingnut is offline  
Old 09-15-2012, 10:07 AM   #1500
Stringbean&Wingnut
DIS Veteran
 
Stringbean&Wingnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,989

Stuff we bought/stuff we thought

Stuff we bought:

One of the Animale Fantasticales (that's probably spelled COMPLETELY wrong) from Mexico.



I had originally REALLY wanted an adorable little porcupine guy, but I couldn't imagine how he would get home unscathed, so we got the crab. Then, as the CM was packing him up, he REMOVED THE LEGS AND CLAW and it totally dawned on me that that's how the porcupine is transportable too.

Moral of the story: There's a good chance our crab will have a porcupine friend after our next trip.

Wingnut liked this elephant in the AKL gift shop:



My retro Epcot shirt:



I couldn't walk away without this one too:



And now onto the good stuff!



(Those were where our extra snack credits went to)

DF likes picking up different candies around Epcot to try.



He liked them all with the exception of the Crunchie (it had a honeycomb center) and the Troika (it had marzipan and raspberry, I ended up finishing that one).

Of course I had to replenish my stock of these:



Not sure that this counts as an actual souvenir - our uneaten cookie from WPE that I ate a few days later, still good!



A few gifts for people.



My replacement sunglasses (they broke a few days later, actually)




Things we thought:

It seems strange to summarize not only the trip, but this months-long TR in just one post. But I will. I can do this!

First, the trip, the basis of where this report came from! We had an absolutely wonderful trip, first with Wingnut not having to push me around in the wheelchair like the previous trip, but also we experienced so many new restaurants to us. We absolutely loved Artist Point, Citricos, California Grill, Sanaa, the list goes on and on. While the Polynesian probably won’t be at the top of our list of places we’d like to stay at again, we did enjoy aspects of it, such as the view of Wishes and the convenient transportation to and from the MK. But overall, we LOVE walking to Epcot from the Epcot area resorts, and that is probably the area we are looking to stay in during our honeymoon.

While the report obviously stems from the trip, it really does turn into something so much more, especially when it spans a few months in its timeframe. You guys have been there with me through all of our headlines during the past few seasons: when I lost my job, got a new job, and most notably, when Wingnut, the love of my life, and I got engaged. I am so lucky to have this forum here on the Dis filled with absolutely wonderful people where we can laugh, cry, and (of course!) be absolutely obsessed over Disney together. I am so happy that all of you even took the time to follow along with our crazy adventures. I mean it. You’re all awesome.

So what’s next for us? That’s an easy answer: wedding planning!! And of COURSE there will be a TR for our October trip!

There will probably be a few more posts here as we come nearer to our October trip. So really, this is like one of those awkward exchanges where we say goodbye, part, and then turn out to be taking the same path to the front door.

But I’m far from saying goodbye, this is definitely not a goodbye.

It’s more of a “see ya real soon…”
Stringbean&Wingnut is offline  
 



Thread Tools
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 04:49 AM.

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: