$5 A Day Means Disney MY Way: 17 nights, 26 ADRs, 165 TS credits, 4 Disney events Hello and welcome to my trip report. My family and I have just returned from a fantastic 17 night trip to Walt Disney World and Orlando. We live in the UK and due to the long and expensive flight, stay for quite a while. Without further ado, here are the details of our truly memorable trip: Trip Dates 30th October – 16th November Accommodation 6 nights at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee 11 nights at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa with the Deluxe Dining Plan During this trip, we experienced many new things, and enjoyed: • 165 table service credits • 110 snack credits • 4 special events • Taking over 3000 photographs • The Keys to the Kingdom Tour We enjoyed the Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party... but unfortunately had to endure a not-so-nice experience at the Magic Kingdom, and had to make a complaint. Although we made 26 ADRs, we had to cancel several due to several circumstances. These include: The Plaza Restaurant Beaches and Cream Flying Fish Cafe Akershus Garden Grill Planet Hollywood The Turf Club Bar and Grill Rainforest Cafe Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Crystal Palace Whispering Canyon Cafe 1900 Park Fare Chef Mickey’s Yachtsman Steakhouse Captain’s Grille 50s Prime Time Cafe Cape May Cafe Biergarten Restaurant (CANCELLED) Be Our Guest Restaurant Grand Floridian Cafe Narcoossee’s Cinderella’s Royal Table Liberty Tree Tavern 1900 Park Fare (CANCELLED) Le Cellier Steakhouse Olivia’s T-REX Restaurant As you can see, we enjoyed three signature restaurants along with nine character meals, and benefitted from some fantastic food. Along with reporting our fun in the parks and resorts I will be posting reviews on the restaurants we had the pleasure of eating at. We also were lucky enough to visit: The Kennedy Space Centre Wekiwa Springs State Park Introductions Hello! I am Megan and am seventeen years old. I plan our trips to Disney, being the planner of the family, and decide on our itinerary, ADRs and the like. I love Disney, and America. Culturally, it is a lot more acceptable for adults to like Disney in the US- in the UK it is seen as far more for children. My love for all things Disney can irritate my family at times, but luckily my younger brother Rory is also happy to watch Disney movies and speak about Mickey and the parks. Favourite Park: Magic Kingdom Favourite Restaurant: 1900 Park Fare Favourite Character: Belle, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Minnie Mouse Favourite Ride: Splash Mountain This is my mum, Tracey. She loves the food and hotels involved with a Disney trip, along with the first class rides and entertainment. She also loves to relax by the fantastic swimming pools at SSR. She is a speech and language therapist and works at a hospital which she finds very rewarding! Favourite Park: Magic Kingdom Favourite Restaurant: Flying Fish Cafe Favourite Character: Mickey, Minnie and Anastasia and Drizella Favourite Ride: Tower of Terror This is my dad, Will. He loves the Disney shows like Dream Along with Mickey, and Pluto, Donald and Goofy hold a special place in his heart. He loves cars and enjoyed seeing all the American vehicles on the roads! He loved also the spaciousness of the villa we had in SSR and the DDP. Favourite Park: Magic Kingdom Favourite Restaurant: 1900 Park Fare and Yachtsman Steakhouse Favourite Character: Pluto, Goofy, Donald Favourite Ride: Tower of Terror and Rock n’ Roller Coaster This is William, who we affectionately call Willum, aged 15. He supposedly dislikes Disney, and made certain to make a fuss whenever we watched a parade or fireworks. He loves the Disney rides and can’t understand why we’d want to do anything but...! Favourite Park: Hollywood Studios Favourite Restaurant: Chef Mickey’s Favourite Character: Goofy Favourite Ride: Rock n’ Roller Coaster This is Rory who is a bright, clever little eight year old boy who loves Disney (although in Willum’s presence doesn’t like to admit it sometimes!) He loves to snuggle on the sofa with me and our lovely dog and watch a Disney movie. He was looking forward to riding Rock n’ Roller Coaster this trip as he did not make the height requirement on our last trip. Favourite Park: Hollywood Studios Favourite Restaurant: 1900 Park Fare Favourite Character: Pluto, Ariel Favourite Ride: Tower of Terror and Rock n’ Roller Coaster Without further delay, let’s start this trip report! The title and more details will be explained in the next post!