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A Foodie's First Food & Wine Festival & Other Magical Happenings - An Oct 2014 PTR

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Meetmeinmontauk, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Meetmeinmontauk

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    Hello everyone & welcome to my October 2014 Pre-trip Report! I can barely contain my excitement for my next trip to the World (even though it's over 300 days away :() so I figured now would be the perfect time to start my PTR! Without any further adieu, let's get started with introductions.

    :mickeyjum The Cast :mickeyjum


    Hi, I'm Mandy & I'll be your PTR guide!

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    This is Matt, Disney boyfriend & Dole Whip King

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    & last but not least is our beloved Stitch. Stitch came home with us on our very first trip to Disney in 2011

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    A few Disney pictures of us

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    This is our serious look

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    This is my favorite look.... us near food! :rotfl:

    :mickeyjum Non Travelling Cast :mickeyjum


    Unfortunately we can't bring our babies with us, but they are just as important!

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    From Left to Right: Oliver, Loki, & Minnie

    Minnie's full name is Professor Minerva McGonagall, but we call her Minnie :)

    Up Next:The Who, What, When, & Where

     
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    Following along! :)
     
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    Yay, welcome!
     
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    :mickeybar The Who :mickeybar

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    Mandy, lover of Maelstrom & Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzels
    Favorite Disney Movies: Aladdin, Lilo & Stitch, Peter Pan, Tangled
    Favorite Disney Character: Stitch
    Favorite Disney Princess: Belle & Rapunzel
    Favorite Disney Park: Hollywood Studios
    Favorite Disney Rides: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, Maelstrom, Pirates of the Caribbean, Living with the Land, TTA Peoplemover
    Favorite Disney Counter Service Restaurant: Tangierine Cafe
    Favorite Disney Table Service Restaurant: Ohana
    Favorite Disney Snack: Dole Whip Float/Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel



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    Matt, demolisher of Dole Whips
    Favorite Disney Movies: Lilo & Stitch, Peter Pan, The Rescuers
    Favorite Disney Character: Stitch
    Favorite Disney Princess: Rapunzel
    Favorite Disney Park: Epcot
    Favorite Disney Rides: Test Track, Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, Splash Mountain
    Favorite Disney Counter Service Restaurant: Tangierine Cafe
    Favorite Disney Table Service Restaurant: Kona Cafe & Ohana
    Favorite Disney Snack: Dole Whips, Dole Whips Floats, and Dole Whips in whatever form he can get his hands on! Should I mention that almost every snack credit he had last time was used on Dole Whips?!!



    :mickeybar The What :mickeybar

    A glorious 9 day trip to the World during Epcot's Food & Wine Festival! We are also visiting Universal/IOA for a day (Shhh! Don't tell Mickey ;)) Another first for us will be Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party :cool1:

    :mickeybar The When :mickeybar

    September 30 - October 8, 2014


    :mickeybar The Where :mickeybar

    We really want to stay at Art of Animation or All Star Movies.... however, we also want free dining & this year those resorts were excluded. So for now, The Where is still TBD.

    Up Next: Counting Down to Disney
     
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    :hourglass Is It Time to go to Disney yet?! :hourglass

    One of my favorite things to do when I'm going to Disney is a Disney countdown! There are a few different ways that I enjoy counting down. I have the WDW Countdown app on my phone. Here is a picture of that from today :)


    Getting close to being under 300!

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    But my absolute favorite thing to do is Disney Movie Nights! I actually stumbled across the idea right here, on the disboards. Here is a link to the thread - Post family Disney-theme night ideas HERE!

    Most of the Disney Movie Night ideas I have seen entail a themed menu to go along with the movie, some sort of mini game/craft, and maybe some decorations. It's just my DBF & I on these trips so we usually skip the mini game or craft. Here are some pictures from one of last last year's Disney Movie Nights.


    The Princess & The Frog :love:

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    I was born in New Orleans so this movie is very special to me :)

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    Since our trip is in September, we have already had 2 Disney Movie Nights. I'll post a little about those in the upcoming weeks. However, since this report was started a year before the trip I have to save some things to write about! I will leave you with the list of movies we have decided on for this year's selection. It was so hard only picking these! However, I have a very special Mother/Daughter/Niece trip in the works for 2015 so there will be more movies for that trip :)


    :tink: Disney Movie Countdown List :tink:
    Aladdin
    Alice In Wonderland
    Aristocats
    Beauty and the Beast
    Cars
    Dinosaur
    The Emperor's New Groove
    Finding Nemo
    The Great Mouse Detective
    Hercules
    The Incredibles
    The Jungle Book
    Lilo & Stitch
    Monsters, Inc.
    Mulan
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Up
    Wall-E


    Up Next: Disney Movie Night #1

     
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    The first Disney Movie Night for this upcoming trip was The Jungle Book! It's bee a while since either of us have seen it & it just seemed like a great idea. We tried to narrow it down to just 12 movies so that we could watch 1 per month until our trip, but we somehow ended up with 16. We are going to have 1 Disney Movie Night per month until ~3 months before the trip. There will be multiple movie nights 2 months before our trip & 1 movie night a week during that last month!


    Now more about our first Disney Movie Night! For The Jungle Book, we decided on Indian food!


    The Food

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    Matt & I both LOVED the Butter Chicken. I have never made Indian food before so I'm happy that it turned out so great. We've also never had naan before and we found that to be very scrumptious. When it came to dessert we cheated a little & got pre-made cheesecake!

    Overall, everything was wonderful & we could not wait for our next Disney Movie Night!



    Up Next: Disney Movie Night #2

     

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