An April gay Disneymoon - Update 10/7 (2 updates) THE END!!!!!

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  1. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    # 1 - Arrival & Lunch

    # 2 - Bob play us a song

    # 3 - Vinny's arrival

    # 4- Photopass

    # 5 - Future world fun

    # 6 - Epcot walking

    # 7 - Walk & Dinner

    # 8 - Entering Animal Kingdom

    # 9 - Walk to a safari

    # 10 - Rafiki

    # 11 - Rafiki & Goats

    # 12 - Safari

    # 12(A) - Safari conclusion

    # 13 - Forest & Lunch

    # 14 - Rapids & Tigers

    # 15 - Dinosaurs

    # 16 - Dinner & Vinny's pics

    # 17 - Breakfast with Pooh


    # 18 - Tomorrowland

    # 19 - More at MK


    # 20 - Meeting Woody & Jessie


    # 21 - Yo Ho, Yo Ho


    # 22 - I like the old management

    # 23 - A Parade on our way out

    # 24 - We go to a new park


    # 25 - Margarita and an umbrella


    # 26 - Magic Kingdom

    # 27 - End of the day


    # 28 - Day 5 begins

    # 29 - Mickey & Friends


    # 30 - Behind the seeds tour

    # 31 - Behind the seeds tour conclusion


    # 32 - let's see it by boat

    # 33 - Waling around the flowers

    # 34 - Lunch & Epcot

    # 35 - A slushie, Beauty and a Beast


    # 36 - More topiaries

    # 37 - China

    # 38 - End of day and Donald


    # 39 - Day 6 begins & Lunch

    # 40 - Characters in Flight

    # 41 - Downtown Disney

    # 42 - DHS

    # 43 - Fantasmic


    # 43-A - Fantasmic continued

    # 44 - Breakfast with Stitch

    # 44-A - Breakfast continued


    # 45 - Going to Epcot

    # 46 - Butterflies

    # 47 - Bambi's Butterfly Tent

    # 47-A - Tinkerbell


    # 48 - F&G and alone time


    # 49 - Boat ride to DHS

    # 50 - Tea for two

    # 51 - Princesses & Mice


    # 52 - MK at night

    # 53 - Dinner & Tom Morrow

    # 54 - Memories & Me


    # 55 - Main Street Parade

    # 55-A Parade continued

    # 56 - Day 8 begins

    # 57 - More AK?

    # 58 - Bluezoo

    # 59 - End of the night


    # 60 - The End!!!

    # 61 - Final thoughts
     
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  3. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    Let me first say first that this was our Honeymoon as we are a gay couple who live in New York and are legally married here and some other states but at Disney we really did not advertise it but still it was our honeymoon.
    Second disclaimer is that I posted a report on another board already so some might have already read this. I still have all my notes so I figured I would post here too as I continue to write my pre tr (click here) for our October trip.

    I am starting this report on the plane ride down. I could not sleep the night before until an hour before I had to wake up. I showered and called a car and then said goodbye to Vinny.
    Got downstairs and realized I put my shirt on inside out. lol. I go into bathroom in lobby (cameras everywhere) and fixed it. I walk outside and the car pulled up. I was nervous to stand outside as there was a murder the night before about 3 blocks away which the mugger took an IPhone and killed someone for it. Disgusting.

    The trip to the airport was quick. he drove like a maniac. Got to airport and checked the bag curbside. I went inside and gave the lady my receipt for check in instead of my boarding pass. lol. I showed her the correct paper and she told me I had quick entry or something. She told me to see the guy to our left; I did and walked a line with no one in it. I almost get to the front when some guy in the long line asked why I was in the line with no line. Only thing I can think of is that I am a true blue member for JetBlue and I think it was a perk. Trust me the next line made up for it. Security moved slowly. I got through and proceeded to Dunkin’ Donuts and had a muffin and iced coffee for breakfast.

    After I ate (it was not good) I went to the gate.
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    I had about a 30 minute wait then we boarded. I was the first person on. I felt special. lol
    Boarding went quick and we left I think on time.
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    Bored on the plane. Took a self portrait.
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    Right now according to the map we are over North Carolina. 7:08 am
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    It was one big cloud all the way down it felt like.
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    I have music playing in the tablet which is 4 parks, 1 world CD. Love it.

    Almost there.
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    Just hit little turbulence, dropped a little. Overall it was a great flight. Early.

    Got off the plane quickly and went to the monorail. I chatted with some guy there. Then I went to the magical express. Had a seat on the bench by the window and then waited. After 5 minutes we were told we could board. Then we sat there for over 20 minutes waiting for people. I got the front seat.
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    The bus next to us, we got a yellow Mears bus.
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    Then we were off. Our driver was okay. He became my best friend when he said I would be first for drop off. I was the only one going to SSR. The movie they show on the bus was green for some reason.

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    The new resort. Might stay there in October. **Update – we are not staying there**
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    Got to the resort.
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    I had done online check-in and was told my room was ready. I was so happy. Now in December I met Bart and Melanie at the Madagascar MO meet and they said they stayed in the Grand Stand section and it was great. I put the request in for that section when I booked. The very nice CM then informed me I got the section. WOOHOO!

    Then she gave me our "Happily Ever After" pins (I wore mine once being Vinny never wanted to wear his). She told me we were in room 8532 and gave me the map. I then turned to leave and when I reached the door the man there called for me. The CM behind the desk wanted me. I went back and she gave me a "Happy Birthday" pin. Then I was on my way.
    Went to the room and the location could not have been better.
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    The pool was right there, the bus stop was a 2 minute walk. The pool also had a soda fountain so no walking to main building to refill. Our view was the parking lot and golf course.

    Now I have to go to DTD for 2 things. I am tired so I take the bus. It wasn't too bad. When I arrived I proceeded to guest relations. A CM came over to ask what I needed. I said I was purchasing the Tables In Wonderland card and the Photopass+ card. Her face went blank. Lol. She had no clue what it was. She told me to wait in the line for the TIW card and she w find out about the other card. Quickly I was up at the counter getting my card. She told me I could purchase it there at the Photopass counter. Okay.

    I got my TIW card and went to the other counter and a nice gay (peep of mine) CM helped me. When you buy it here he gives you a lanyard of the card with the price on it $199.00. Then you proceed into the store next door and see the cashier to the left. I was standing in line and another CM told me the guy across the way could help me. I go over and he was very nice but the card would ring up so he said to wait one minute. He then came back with my peep and something had to be done on the register to do it. I then paid and now had to go back to the photopass counter. Went to the guy and he had a what looked like a DVD case. He said he was going to break the seal, I said okay. Inside was my lanyard. He told me the disc had many stock photos. Now he had a hole puncher and punched holes in the card. I must have looked puzzled because he said it was only valid for 14 days. OK.
    With the tax it came in at $213.00.

    TIP --
    On the day we went to tea I said to Vinny I wonder if you can get the photo at the restaurants offered without eating. After tea he went to the desk to ask. The girl she had no clue as he was the first to ask. She had to call a Supervisor. It turns out according o the supervisor you can. You go have the photo taken and wait for it then go to the photo pass desk and they can add it in digitally. I think this is great being you don't have the bad buffet food. lol

    So I then went to have lunch. I chose T-Rex. I had the Caveman Punch
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    Some scenery.
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    I am married at Disney. :O)
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    Mozzarella Sticks, Burger and Fries. $50.00 for this. Never again.
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    After lunch I went back to the room. I do believe I spoke to Timmie via text within this time. She asked if someone else could come to dinner. I said of course. I was treating Timmie to dinner at Paradiso 37 (they ended up not coming). I took a 2 hour nap. I was woken by a thunderstorm that produced hail. Here is a pic.
    See the hail on the ground.
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    Then I went to meet Timmie. I think I was 10 minutes late. It was okay as her friend Sangria Pitcher kept her company. lol
    She had ordered already and was having mac and cheese balls. I had a glass of sangria first then went onto the mangled margarita.
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    You can see the sangria behind it. Both were very good.

    I had dinner which was fish tacos. Mahi Mahi, 3 of them. Way too much and only ate 2. Timmie had the chicken quesadilla app. Then for dessert I had --
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    which was --Paradiso 37 Chocolate Stack - Layers of Decadent Chocolate Cake and Creamy Chocolate Mousse Served on a Bed of Warm Caramel Sauce. Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Rainbow Sprinkled Whipped Cream $7.99

    So GOOOOOD.

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    Totals for 4/20

    Dunkin' Donuts

    medium iced coffee $3.49
    muffin $1.89

    total $5.86


    T-Rex

    Caveman Punch $13.99
    Megalosaurus Mozzarella $8.99
    Bronto Burger $13.99
    add bacon $0.99
    add fries $1.49

    Sub Total $42.01
    tip $8.00
    Total $50.01


    Paradiso 37

    Lost the receipt but I know it was $113.00 after the tiw discount.

    I think I will stop here.

    Up next,

    Bob at POR
     
  4. ortholablady

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    Congratulations to you and Vinny! Haven't seen you around since the enchanted days.
     
  5. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    Joining in!! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip! :goodvibes
     
  6. vdub322

    vdub322 Are we there yet?

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    Congratulations on your marriage! Looking forward to reading more! We were in WDW in late April and had perfect weather. Hope you experienced the same!
     
  7. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    :welcome:
    Thank you. Nice to see you it has been a long time.
    I was mostly on Memoms reports but now I am posting here. It started with the pre tr I am doing now. Now I am back. LOL

    :welcome:
    Thanks. I am reading yours but am only up to the Crystal Palace part.

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    Thank you.
    The weather was very nice. I think it rained once.
     
  8. msbiscuit

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    Congratulations! Enjoying your trip report - loved the towel swans on the bed at check-in and those drinks at Paradiso 37 look awesome!
    I love airlines that have the GPS/tv feature in the seatbacks. Sometimes it's just too early in the morning for me to do anything more mentally strenuous than stare at the little plane icon meandering down the coast. lol
     
  9. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    :welcome:
    Thank you. I love when they have towel animals to greet you. The drinks there were so good.
    That is all I do is watch the map and listen to my Ipod.
    Thanks for joining in.
     
  10. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    So after good food and drink we decided to go to POR and see Bob.
    We left and went to the bus stop as there was rain and lightning so the boats were not running. Off to the bus we go.
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    We had to wait a bit for a bus to come and the entire time Timmie kept singing she was the girl with the golden braids or locks. I told her Idol would not be calling. LOL
    We got to POR
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    Walked through the gift shop and looked around and then made our way to Bob. The place was busy. We stood by the wall and within 5 minutes the people at the table near us left. We grabbed the table. Timmie knows everyone at Disney and she knew the waiter and waitress. Then she waved at Bob and he said hello to her. I was sitting with a celebrity. LOL
    We drank. I think I had 3 drinks. Here are some pics of the night.
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    My first drink there, the glow-tini. So good.
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    Here is video of Timmie doing the Hokey Pokey.
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    Timmie wanted to get a pic with Bob and I had no desire to move.
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    I did move. LOL. He seemed very nice. Here we all are.
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    We stayed a little longer and then called it a night. We both got cabs and mine came first. I went back to the room and went right to bed.

    I have no idea what the bill was at POR as Timmie used my TIW card and paid.

    Thank you Timmie for a fun evening.

    Up next,

    Vinny arrives
     
  11. Native NYer

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    Great start to your disneymoon!
    I'd love a pitcher of that sangria right about now.
     
  12. MissPrice

    MissPrice Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee!

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    HI there :) Enjoying you report so far. Looking forward to more. Congrats on your marriage!! -Amanda
     
  13. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    :welcome:
    Thank you. So would I but you can have one soon. :)

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    Thank you.
     
  14. burly

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    Loving this so far. STill haven't seen Bob. Just one more thing on the long list of have nots...yet!!!
     
  15. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    I have no clue what time I woke up. I took a shower and decided to record Stacy to have whenever I wanted to watch. I will admit the sound is not great but here is the copy.

    http://youtu.be/aPr3esruKl8

    I went up to the front and had lunch.

    Chicken Cordan Bleu Panini $8.99 It came with potato chips.

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    it was good, not great but good. Then I sat outside as Vinny had landed and was waiting for him to arrive.

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    Vinny arrived and he was hungry so he got something to eat.

    Roast Beef and Bleu Sandwich or Toga Wrap $9.19

    He found out the TIW card was accepted. I had no idea.

    Then we picked up a few things for the room and we walked over there. Vinny liked how close the location was to the pool and main building.

    We unpacked and then got ready to go to Epcot for dinner.

    WARNING -- BAD PHOTOS AHEAD...

    We had dinner reservations in the United Kingdom that evening so we jumped the bus (so close to the room and the first pick up) and we went to Epcot.

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    Our first glimpses of the Flower and Garden Show
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    Time to stop.

    Up next,


    We interrupt this report with Photopass pics.
     
  16. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    :welcome:

    Thank you. I had previously seen him while passing by to get a drink or something but I am happy I went as it was a really fun night. Add it soon and you will be pleased.
     
  17. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    Okay I got my disc today so here are the photos of us entering Epcot.

    Let’s catch up with Photopass. They all look alike just different borders.
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    Looks like we are standing in front a green screen and they super imposed us in. lol
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    That is it for the first night.

    Up next,

    Back to the report
     
  18. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    I've never seen Yee-Haw Bob, but I've heard great things about his show! How fun to be at the VIP table! :laughing:

    Yay for Epcot! Definitely my favorite park! :thumbsup2
     
  19. MeMom

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    We saw Bob for the first time this summer, as we arranged a DIS meet there.
    All the DIS girls and boys enjoyed dancing and singing with him. :dance3:

    The Epcot flowers are so pretty! I am already looking forward to next March! :cool1:
     
  20. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    I will admit I didn't want to but I really did have fun. VIP :rotfl2: He called her name out and all.
    I love Epcot being you can ride rides, have a good meal and have a nice drink and just sit and people watch.

    1 kid there was all over the place he was hysterical to watch. He loved Bob.
    You have to get October trip over first. :rotfl2:
    The flowers were gorgeous. Not sure when I will see them again but glad I did.
     
  21. pooksma

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    Looks like your trip is off to a great start!:thumbsup2
     

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