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Old 07-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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2 Foodies on a 15-day Disney Extravaganza! LOTS OF UPDATES! First-Timers PTR!

Hey Everyone! And welcome to my PTR!

In honor of our 150-day mark I decided there would be no better way to celebrate other than starting a PTR.



This will be my first ever trip to WDW and I am BEYOND excited! All throughout my childhood I wish and prayed to go to "The World" but my parents always shot down my idea, saying we lived less than an hour from Disneyland so instead we would take trips to Mexico and Hawaii.

At the beginning of June I decided to take matters into my own hands and called Disney and priced out a vacation plan. Before hanging up I had booked my stay! I never knew how affordable WDW actually is!

Ever since then I have constantly been on Dis, researching online, reading guidebooks and re doing my ADR's multiple times. Please feel free to add advice where you see fit!

This is my first PTR so please bear with me and most importantly enjoy the ride!



Table of Contents
Introductions!
The Plan
ADr's UPDATED!
Islands of Adventure!
Pictures of Us!
Surprise Anniversary Gift for DBF
Arrival Day
Day 1
Day 2




Picture-Mania!
DBF & Me!
Disneyland Family Photos Part 1
Disneyland Family Photos Part 2


Sweet Recipes!
Cookies & Cream Cake Bites


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Old 07-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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The CM's of this trip!

Niki! (Me)-
Loves all things Disney! Grew up loving disney cartoons. Frequent Disneyland Traveler (first trip was before a year old, one trip per year, got my first AP this march!) First trip to WDW. Extreme planner but still fun loving. Big Foodie! (Chef) Loves all kinds of attraction! Favorite movies Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Princess and the Frog.


my sister(left),Me (Middle), DBF (Right)



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Likes Disney (not nearly as much as me) puts up with my constant taking about our trip, and ADr's. Frequent Disneyland Traveler. Had an AP when he was little and would go to DLR "just to get corn dogs". Been to WDW once, but went with someone affiliated with Disney so this will be a whole new expierence for him. Loves roller coasters and thrill attractions. A go with the flow type of guy. Major foodie (loves a good steak). Favorite Movie - Bugs Life

Our first Disneyland trip together as a couple was on DBF 18th birthday and he is about to turn 21 in a month! We have gone a handful of times together throughout our years together (birthdays) and we recentley got AP's so we can spend more time there this year (My idea but he still plays along)

We are having out 4 year anniversery this November so I thought that was the perfect excuse to go to WDW!




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Old 07-03-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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The Plan!

Part One:
We are lucky enough to spend 9 nights and 10 days in "the world"!

Dates: November 29th - December 8th
The Hotel - Port Orleans French Quarter
Tickets - 10 day Magic your way tickets with Park Hopper option
Dining - Deluxe Dining plan for 10 days!

Heres where things get interesting,

Part Two:
we are currentley booked for a 4-Night Bahamian Cruise on the Disney Dream leaving Dec. 9th! This is my first ever cruise (trip of many firsts!) and my first time to the bahamas so I am beyond excited!

For the night of Dec. 8th I need to book a room at a value resort so we can sleep and head out to Port Canaveral in the morning to get ready for our "dream" cruise! Which reminds me, I need to book that room!










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Old 07-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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And now time for the Infamous ADr's! I have changed and rearranged my ADr's so many times now that I have lost count! I hope to keep them the way they are after their zillionth change but please be patient if they do change another hundred times or so! I'm still waiting on the Be Our Guest reservation which I will make at the end of August. Now without further ado......

Our ADr's!


Thurs. Nov. 29th
Arrival Day
Dinner:Narcoossee's at 7:45pm


Friday Nov. 30th
Breakfast Ohana at 7:45pm
Dinner: Flying Fish** at 7:25pm


Sat. Dec. 1st
Lunch: Via Napoli at 11:30am
Dinner: Jiko at 8:00pm


Sunday Dec. 2nd
Lunch: Sanaa at 11:45am
Dinner: Yachtsman Steakhouse** at 7:15pm


Monday Dec. 3rd
Lunch: Rose & Crown at 12:00pm
Dinner: California Grill at 7:55pm


Tuesday Dec. 4th
Lunch: Cinderella's Royal Table at 1:25pm
MVMCP Night!


Weds. Dec 5th
Dinner: Artist Point at 9:15pm


Thursday Dec. 6th
Lunch: Biergarten at 12:00pm
Dinner: Bistro de Paris at 7:30pm


Friday Dec. 7th
Lunch: Mama Melrose (with Fantasmic! Package) at 12:00pm
Watch Fantasmic! at 6:30pm
Dinner: Le Cellier at 8:30pm


Saturday Dec. 8th
Lunch: San Angel Inn at 12:00pm
Dinner: Hollywood Brown Derby at 7:50pm


**Possible spot for Be Our Guest ADr for Dinner

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:44 PM   #5
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AWESOME PTR! I've just started my first as well! Looks like you'll be down just before us!
You've got some good ADRs right there... if i could recommend a restaurant i would say try and keep you Artist Point ressie if ya can. It is a really awesome restaurant... maybe try to ditch the Yachtsman's dinner for Be Our Guest... if you have the option of course... it should book up quick... i too am planning to make a ressie there!

Cant wait to hear more! I've subbed!
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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AWESOME PTR! I've just started my first as well! Looks like you'll be down just before us!
You've got some good ADRs right there... if i could recommend a restaurant i would say try and keep you Artist Point ressie if ya can. It is a really awesome restaurant... maybe try to ditch the Yachtsman's dinner for Be Our Guest... if you have the option of course... it should book up quick... i too am planning to make a ressie there!

Cant wait to hear more! I've subbed!
Thank you for joining!! I will keep that in mind thank you : and Ive started reading your PTR! Hope you guys have a blast!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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Swimsuit Time!


Hey Everyone!
While out shopping today I found this lovely hat that I thought would go perfectly with the mickey swimsuit I bought for my cruise! I know its super early but I love fashion! I will keep updating with new outfits i purchase (which will be more often than not), I need 15 days of perfect outfits Happy 4th of July


Hat: Forever21 $15
Swimsuit: Disney Outlet $30




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Old 07-06-2012, 04:50 PM   #8
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New book!


Hey guys!
I was at Target today and I found this pocket-sized WDW book for $1.25! I just had to pick it up

In other news, DBF is so over me talking about our Disney trip 24/7 so I'll be posting more here to get my daily Disney fix!




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Hey guys!
I was at Target today and I found this pocket-sized WDW book for $1.25! I just had to pick it up

In other news, DBF is so over me talking about our Disney trip 24/7 so I'll be posting more here to get my daily Disney fix!



Wow! $1.25 is such a good deal!
Also, I totally understand about your DBF... I am so glad I'm going away to college this year because my family HATES it when i talk about nothing but WDW... Thats what the DIS is for... right?

Can't wait for more!
Ariel

P.S. That swimsuit + Hat are adorable!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #10
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Haha yes! They're all soo sick of it!! I called my dad yesterday to see if I could go over there and use his computer's Excel program, when I told him it was for WDW planning he said no way!

And thank you!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #11
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Online Window Shopping!


Good Morning to all my lovely readers!

Yesterday I got the bug to do some online window shopping! I'm trying to get an idea of the things I like for when it comes time to purchase everything for my trip. Well I started out picking sun dresses and summer attire, silly ol' me for some reason thought it was going to be hot, hot, HOT, during my trip! Well somehow I got the idea to ask Dis to make sure, and guess what! I couldn't have been more wrong about the weather. Thanks to all the lovely DISers I now have a MUCH better idea of what to pack for my trip.

So Layering is key!

Here are some of the things I liked on my online window shopping spree (Most dresses will be worn with tights!)


(I like this red one for MVMCP possibly, and I would wear it with coat, and tights)


(I like the dress below, for a WDW dinner or even Cruise Dinner)





(Another possible dinner dress below)

(Some resort day dresses)



(And lastly one last dinner dress)




I'm also keeping a look out for some capris, jackets, sweaters, polo shirts, ect ect.
And I know this might not be the "norm" for some people, but this is how I like to dress and its what makes me happy. And yes, I am comfortable when I dress this way. Our trip is a long one, so we will be taking our time in the parks, taking in everything there is to see in, and most importantly, just enjoying our time together. Its our romantic getaway for our anniversery .






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Toy Story 3 / Inception


Hey Everyone!
I just wanted to leave this video for your viewing pleasure!
I've love this video since the first time I saw it 2 years ago. It always puts a smile on my face. Enjoy!!

http://youtu.be/jHJwgA54Gqk


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Hi! I'll be joining in! OH.MY.GOSH!! I love your PTR! Oh, by the way, you have the best taste in clothes! I love love love Forever 21! And all those dresses... WOW! I hope that you and your BF have an amazing anniversary trip in WDW!
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Hi! I'll be joining in! OH.MY.GOSH!! I love your PTR! Oh, by the way, you have the best taste in clothes! I love love love Forever 21! And all those dresses... WOW! I hope that you and your BF have an amazing anniversary trip in WDW!
THANK YOU FOR JOINING!!! You seriously just made my day!! And thank you, hope you enjoy the rest of my PTR!
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THANK YOU FOR JOINING!!! You seriously just made my day!! And thank you, hope you enjoy the rest of my PTR!
Oh, no problem! And awww that's awesome! I love making other people happy haha
I bet I will enjoy it!
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