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Old 08-06-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Food and Wine? Sounds Divine! An October TR - 8/13 Update

Food and Wine? Sounds Divine!


Catchy right? When Im tired, I become a little goofy and kooky and started rambling last night to my DH about our trip coming up and mentioned in my long-winded sentence about how much food and drinks were going to partake in, and I asked him, Food and wine? in which the face I got was and when he didnt answer I said, Sounds divine! So thats how the name for the TR came about.

For those that dont know me, my names Alicia. Im 29 and have been a lover of all things Disney since I was a wee one. Im a fan of every single Disney movie, with my favorites being Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Nightmare Before Christmas and Monsters Inc. This is my DS, who is now 10 months old and will be 1 when we go in October, and me on 4th of July



DS has a favorite character already. He loves Sulley from Monsters Inc!



DS has been to Disneyland twice and WDW once. His first trip to Disneyland was at 6 weeks and WDW at a little over 2 months. Im excited to see how hell do on this trip. Hes obviously way more active now, so it will be fun to see how he reacts to characters and different attractions.

This is my DH, Dan, who just turned the big 3-0 in July. He never really got into Disney until I came around. He somewhat likes Disneyland, but is in LOVE with WDW and the Disney Cruise Line. In fact, hes the one that made the ultimate decision to buy a contract with DVC in Spring of 2012 because he wants to go to WDW all the time! His favorite Disney movie is definitely Meet the Robinsons. You dont hear about that movie much, but he loves it! In case you cant tell, DH is on the right



Also along for the ride is my DM, whos age shall not be revealed. Shes the reason why I love Disney so much. My dad (who passed in 2007) and her would take my brother and I to Disneyland every year when we were little and our trips started dwindling down as we got older, but I sure do appreciate those trips now. My moms first trip to WDW was last December and it was actually her first time on a plane since 1996. She really enjoyed WDW so much, that shell get on a plane to visit again!





Now that introductions are out of the way, lets get down to the nitty gritty.

Dates: Saturday, October 5, 2013 Friday, October 11, 2013

Where: EVERYWHERE! SSR, AKV and BLT. Yes. Everywhere. I do have a waitlist for the first night at AKV, so if that goes through, the first 3 nights will be at AKV and the last three nights at BLT.

Purpose: To eat and drink at as many booths as our stomachs allows us! And to get DS's first haircut!

Our Daily Schedule:

Saturday, October 5
-Havent gotten our flights yet, but pretty sure well be flying out of LAX at 6am, arriving at MCO around 3pm
-I think we decided to rent a car for the first couple of days while transferring between resorts, so no ME going to the World
-Were going to make a pit stop at Super Target, which isnt too far from SSR to pick up some water and milk (who will be on cows milk during this trip!) for the kid and any other items we may need
-Check in at SSR, 1 BR
-Go to DTD and grab some dinner
-DH and I want to make a stop at BCV to say hi to my friend Alison (franandaj) who will be hosting a dinner there with some other DISers and possibly grab a drink

Sunday, October 6
-Transferring to AKV Jambo House 1BR (unless waitlist comes through, skip this)
-Well be heading to Animal Kingdom Park today. Ive heard that the weekends during F&W are crazy at Epcot, so were not planning on coming here, unless we feel brave later that night

Monday, October 7
-EPCOT Food and Wine all day!

Tuesday, October 8
-Check into BLT Lake View Studio
-Return car?
-Magic Kingdom
-Barber shop for DSs first Haircut!
-If we can get in, Be Our Guest for Lunch
-Artist Point at WL for dinner at 6:15pm

Wednesday, October 9
-Hollywood Studios
-Lunch somewhere
-Brown Derby for dinner at 6:50pm

Thursday, October 10
-Epcot
-More F&W booths
-Rose and Crown for dinner at 5:40pm

Friday, October 11
-Depending on our flight time, we may head over to Epcot or MK

I'm not going to be a stickler on this plan. Some of these days i'm sure we'll end up back at Epcot. Well be getting 5 day Park Hoppers and for the first time for us, NO DINING PLAN! Every trip weve always purchased the dining plan and we were discussing it last night and decided to pay OOP for our ADRs. Were thinking with home much we could possibly be eating at F&W, we may not be hungry for all the food that comes with the dining plan. Not sure how Im going to like this. I like the convenience of the dining plan, but well see.

I cant believe were leaving in 2 months and Im barely starting this. But I hope youll join me on this new adventure!
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Food and Wine? Sounds Divine! Oct 2013 TR
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Mexican Riviera Cruise with WONDERful Souvenir in the Works!Dream CAME True! June 21-26, 2011 TR
Food, Fun, and Frivolity: 8 Funtabulous days
Ugh, what were we thinking?! 9 days Deluxe Dining, The Crow's fly to Disneyworld! Jan 20-28, 2010 Pre-TR, DLR - The Proposal, Bouncers, and a Celebrity! June 3-6

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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Friday, October 4, 2013
An Eventful Day

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Travel Day
SSR and Lack of Planning
DTD, Dinner and a DIS meet

Sunday, October 5, 2013
AKV Check-in
TriceraTop Spin? More like TriceraTop Spew!
The Flirting Begins...
A Safari Ride
A Delighted DH!
A Band of Gorillas, Part 2
This is a Value View?!
The Mara and a Hard Hit

Monday, October 6, 2013
Epcot Day!
Test Track...or Maybe Not
F&W Festival Center
Noodle sharing? Not in our family.
A Severely Strong Singapore Sling
Meeting with Mickey and Pals!
A Dragon and a Margarita
Tourists Trapped in a Tent
Deutschland!
An Impromptu Visit to the MK!

Tuesday, October 7, 2013
Baby's First Haircut - Part 1, Part 2
The Mayor and some Monsters, Part 2
Big News!
Be Our Guest - Part 1, Be Our Guest - Part 2
Rides and Refreshments
BLT - Lake View Studio
Artist Point
A Night in Fantasyland, Part 2

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
DHS!
Studio Backlot Tour, Part 2
A Monster Meet!
A Pirate Meet!
ABC Commissary and Muppets
An Unexpected Change
50's Prime Time Cafe Dinner
My DH. The Freak of DHS.
Nevermind! Here's the Freak of DHS.
A Food Booth and Illuminations!
Tutto Gusto!

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Did you ever see an elephant fly?
The Great Goofini and the Astounding Donaldo
Laying Down the Law...Two Times!
A Couple's Photoshoot and Epcot



Disneyland Anniversary Trip - July 13-16, 2014
Long Beach, Part 1
Long Beach, Part 2

Disneyland - Car Troubles
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Food and Wine? Sounds Divine! Oct 2013 TR
Our First WDW Trip as Parents - December 2012
Mexican Riviera Cruise with WONDERful Souvenir in the Works!Dream CAME True! June 21-26, 2011 TR
Food, Fun, and Frivolity: 8 Funtabulous days
Ugh, what were we thinking?! 9 days Deluxe Dining, The Crow's fly to Disneyworld! Jan 20-28, 2010 Pre-TR, DLR - The Proposal, Bouncers, and a Celebrity! June 3-6

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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I'm here! Subscribing.. can't wait to read about your plans and next trip to WDW... only 2 months away now!


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Old 08-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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His favorite Disney movie is definitely Meet the Robinsons. You dont hear about that movie much, but he loves it! In case you cant tell, DH is on the right
This is one of those movies that I always stop to watch whenever it is on TV. In fact, I watched it on TV just a few nights ago. It probably isn't the first movie that comes to mind if I have to name my favorite Disney movie, but I do love it and it is definitely the most underrated Disney movie.

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I'm not going to be a stickler on this plan. Some of these days i'm sure we'll end up back at Epcot. Well be getting 5 day Park Hoppers and for the first time for us, NO DINING PLAN! Every trip weve always purchased the dining plan and we were discussing it last night and decided to pay OOP for our ADRs. Were thinking with home much we could possibly be eating at F&W, we may not be hungry for all the food that comes with the dining plan. Not sure how Im going to like this. I like the convenience of the dining plan, but well see.
I think this is a great plan. We love the convenience of the dining plan, but we've found that we can always eat cheaper at table service meals without it. We still use the QSDP to cover some snacks a couple of our meals each day, but I would definitely just do what you're doing and go all OOP since you're going to F&W.

And I'd definitely take full advantage of those park hoppers. Especially since EPCOT is only a monorail ride away from BLT.



Feel free to share any pictures/tips/experiences from your Disneyland trips as well.
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Count me in - sounds like a fun trip

We've only been to F&W once before but loved it!
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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Joining in! Can't wait to read all about your trip. We'll actually be there Oct 9-13th, too. Love the Food & Wine Festival!!
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Joining in! I hope you guys make it over to the BCV and can kick it with us for a drink or too. I'm not planning on doing anything else that night as Epcot will be crowded and we will habe been.running around the whole week before.

The rest of the plans sound great, you might need more time for the booths at Epcot.
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Yeah!!!!! A new TR!!!!! Your plans looks great! Your DS is cuter than ever! So adorable.

3 resorts. I hope a wait-list comes through for you! It's going to be such a fun trip!
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I'm in! I'm kind of sad that my trip is later in October and I will miss everyone!

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I'm here too!

So excited to hear about this trip! We love Food & Wine! We went in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, we had a lot of ADRs also and we learned from that not to overdo it. I think you're wise to not do the dining plan this time. You may well find yourself not-so-hungry at mealtimes after hanging out at Food & Wine.

Are you bringing Calvin to Artist Point with you? We've been remembering how good that place was and thinking about adding it to our plans.

That's crazy that he'll be on cow's milk by the trip! I can't believe how fast these babies are growing up!

Plans sound great. I'm sure you'll have a great time!
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Lesha, I am in!

I will try to read as much as I can, but not sure I will be able to comment much in the coming 4 1/2 weeks .......... we're on our way to WDW and the Disney Fantasy at the moment.

Forgot - love the photos!

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The plans look great. I hope the waitlist comes through. I don't like the idea of moving once let alone two times.
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