And They Lived Happily Ever After - A June '11 Disneymoon TR! THE END - NEW PTR!

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  1. BippityBoo

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    SO sorry about the sun burn! Funny thing is that I got a TERRIBLE one on our honeymoon :goodvibes I yelled at my DH for two days straight, even walking down 7 mile beach in Jamaica. I don't do well with pain either :lmao:
     
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  3. ronnmel

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    Sunburns suck, but at least it didn't really show in your pictures. ;)

    Emma, I read your reply without really looking at the poster name and thought "hey, I just read a TR where the couple got that room as well, what a coincidence! Oh wait, it IS her!" :rolleyes::rotfl:
     
  4. Tracy161

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    Oh, no!!! :headache: I was afraid by the warning on your last post that you got a bad sunburn! Those are the worst! I had an entire vacation ruined by one. I fell asleep on the beach my first day and was woken up by a stranger HOURS later! I had bad sun poisoning and horrible blisters and stayed in the hotel the entire week sicker than a dog... not fun! I sure hope that you woke up feeling tons better the next day!!! :goodvibes

    You look beautiful with or without your usual makeup routine! :hug:
     
  5. Mrs T 2009

    Mrs T 2009 disney-addicted supermomma!

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    :( Sunburns are horrible!!! I'm sorry you got sunburned!!! It looks like you enjoyed your dinner for the most part though!!!
     
  6. alliebelle3

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    I feel so bad about your burn! The same thing happened to me on our first beach day during a vacation this summer so I was miserable for the next few days. It was awful!! Aloe was my best friend (when it worked).

    I loved Narcoossee's. I remember when we were trying to find the restaurant itself we too were amazed by how beautiful the GF was... we hadn't really ever left the lobby before. So pretty!
     
  7. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    I was definitely paranoid after our day at TL! I carried my sunscreen around everywhere and was constantly applying it! :laughing:

    Thanks for the tip about the Noxema! I wish I had of had some that night - I was so miserable! That aloe did nothing! :sad2:

    How neat that your uncle used to work for Disney! My grandfather used to be pretty high up with a grocery store chain and he had some connections with Coca Cola, so we got free tickets at least once a year! It was really nice!

    I hate my fair skin sometimes! :headache:

    Aww, thank you! I certainly felt like I looked terrible! Especially while I was in such a pretty resort. :sad2:

    My freckles definitely get darker when I've been out in the sun. I hate it! :headache:

    Yay for making and ADR at Chefs! I think you will really enjoy it! I think you will be fine to eat at Epcot and then go over to the MK. Just make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to get between the two parks. I would say at least an hour. The French pavillion is way at the back of Epcot, so I would give myself 20 - 30 minutes to walk to the front of the park, depending on your speed. The monorail ride, I believe, takes 13 minutes. Don't forget to factor in any waiting time at the monorail platform, too. :goodvibes
     
  8. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Aww, thank you! I felt like a tomato! :lmao: I guess it didn't look too bad in the pictures, though. :goodvibes

    I wish, for once in my life, that I could get a tan! :laughing:

    I was definitely kicking myself! If only I would have made the walk over to the lockers to get my sunscreen. :headache:

    Aww, thank you! :goodvibes

    That's my two shades, too! :lmao: I thought the menu was a nice touch. :goodvibes

    I hate how, on top of having to walk around all red, my freckles stand out more, too! :headache:
     
  9. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    I sat on that ledge, too! I only sat there for a minute, though, because when the wave came in I was practically knocked over! That wave pool and I just did not get along! :laughing:

    I'm excited to see where you end up going for your honeymoon. I vote for the Poly! :goodvibes

    Aww, I love that I got a picture of your room! I thought about you two while we were at the GF that night! :goodvibes

    It was so much fun getting to experience something new at Disney - even if it did mean I took home a terrible souvineer. :sad1:

    I still ache when I think about my Cancun sunburn. Thankfully I haven't had anything come close to that. Hopefully I never will!

    :welcome: So glad to have you joining in! :goodvibes I agree - if I have to be sunburned, might as well be at Disney! :lmao:

    I loved the menus! They were a nice touch. :goodvibes
     
  10. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    It's amazing how terrible it makes you feel! I literally felt like I had come down with something. I'm glad I could just go to sleep. I probably would have been pretty irritable otherwise! :lmao:

    Aww, thanks! :goodvibes

    Ouch! That sounds terrible! That is the main reason that I can not fall asleep laying out in the sun. I am terrified of that happening! :scared1:

    We did enjoy Narcoossees - probably not as much as if I didn't have the burn, but it was still a good meal. :goodvibes

    Same with us - all of our previous trips to the GF just consisted of exploring the lobby. :laughing: It's so pretty and peaceful outside!
     
  11. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    DAY 4 – Pt. 1

    During a vacation, the first time visiting a particular park is always so exhilarating! I had no trouble waking up again this morning, because we were going to Animal Kingdom! I know if kind of goes without saying, but Miguel and I love AK. It holds two of our favorite rides, Expedition Everest and Kilamanjaro Safari, and we were both really excited to be trying out Yak & Yeti for the first time.

    Knowing I would need some nourishment before lunch, though, I headed over to Captain Cooks to pick up some breakfast while Miguel got ready. I had a hard time choosing between the famed Tonga toast and the croissant sandwhich, but I ultimately decided on the sandwich. I also filled up our mugs while there – diet coke for me and coffee for Miguel. Love those mugs!
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    My sandwich was pretty good. Definitely not as good as the croissants from the Main Street Bakery, but it hit the spot. As soon as I finished up, Miguel was done getting dressed and we headed out!
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    After what seemed like a very long time, we arrived at AK. It was about 9:30 at this point and I was hoping that the crowds wouldn’t be too bad already, but the parking lot was packed! I wish I had snapped a picture but I think I was too anxious over just getting in the park and getting a spot in the EE line! Haha.
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    I did of course find the time to stop for a PP picture!
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    We made a mad dash for Asia, and I quickly got us a set of FPs before we hopped in line.
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    Love this attraction!
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    After we soared through the mountain, we thought it would be a good time to head over to Africa and see some animals!

    When we got over to Kilamanjaro, the posted wait time was 40 minutes, more than we usually wait, but being such big fans of the ride, we hopped in line anyway and hoped for the best.
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    We ended up waiting the full 40 minutes for the safari, but it was actually really nice. Being under a covered, at times fanned area was much better than being out in the blazing sun with no relief!
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    Soon enough though we had made it to the final stages of the queue and we were boarding our safari bus!
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    Our bus was full of a girls volleyball team, so unfortunately the safari guide was kind of drowned out by laughing, screaming girls, but that didn’t affect the richness of our ride. We got to see some amazing animals including probably the best view of the lions that we had ever seen!
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    This ride just never gets old for me! It always makes me want to take a real African safari!

    When we arrived back in Harambe, we exited our bus, thankful to get away from the screaming girls! We then happened upon someone we don’t always get to see: Divine!
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    We stood and watched her for a good 5 minutes – she is so mesmerizing!


    When we finally tore ourselves away, we decided to head back to the Asia area and grab some FPs for Kali before our lunch ADR. I feel like I’m always going back and forth between Aisa and Africa when I’m at AK!
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    We had a little extra time before lunch, so we decided to go ahead and use up our EE FPs.

    After our ride, I spotted a PP photographer and we had to stop! This photographer was really into his job, and took lots of time with each family that he was photographing. We probably spent 15 minutes between waiting and having our pictures made, but it was worth it, because he got some great shots!
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    By this point, we were starving! Thankfully, it was time to check in at Y&Y!

    Up Next: Lunch at Y&Y and a fun afternoon
     
  12. pjennings

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    I so wanted to see Devine when we were at AK last time but we never saw her. Maybe on our next trip:).
     
  13. Sunshine1987

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    So sorry to hear about your sunburn! :headache: On our last trip to Disney last March we had spent a few days at the beach prior to our arrival at Ft. Wilderness. My kids were so sunburned and miserable. Even though it was the first time my kids ever had sunburns, I still felt like the world's worst mother. We had applied the sunscreen but since it was so cool at the beach (@ 67 degrees) we didn't do the reapplication and they all got so toasty.

    Anyway, I sure hope your sunburn pain subsided and you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon. I am loving your honeymoon trip report! :lovestrucYou both look so happy and beautiful and relaxed!!! My dh and I will be married 20 years in 2013 and we are considering doing the Food and Wine Festival for our anniversary!

    Well, I can't wait to read the next installment! :yay:
     
  14. SarahDreamsInDisney

    SarahDreamsInDisney Earning My Ears

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    Ha ha I love your faces in the PP picture where you're holding Tinkerbell! :rotfl: I love reading your TR and it's for sure inspiration for me when I come back from my (upcoming) trip. I also can't wait to hear about Yak and Yeti...my husband and I have lunch ADR's there for October. Oh, AND I grew up in Georgia too! (Warner Robins...) So I'm pretty much a big lurking fan but I had to actually say hello this time! :)
     
  15. IheartDDuck

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    I have never seen DiVine before, but I am making the effort this time around for sure!

    Your photopass pictures turned out really great. I love how scared you look of Tinkerbell though. :lmao:
     
  16. ronnmel

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    Wow! That picture of the lioness (sp?) is amazing!

    You also got some pretty good photopass shots. I especially love your faces with Tinkerbell, and your "fierce" pose. :D
     
  17. UGAFan0829

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    The Tink picture is absolutely priceless!! The look on both of y'alls faces is just too cute and funny at the same time...I love it!:rotfl:
     
  18. Shannon84

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    Though AK is not my favorite park, I have to admit that I always feel like I have escaped from a theme park into a new country, it really is amazing how it is designed and kept up :goodvibes
     
  19. Dream426

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    I am not either. I have only been there once and went on a few rides. But after reading so many TR about AK and seeing the pictures I want to try it again. It looks like so much fun. It is very beautiful there also and I love the animals.
     
  20. Nermel9

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    AK is my least favorite park, but I still really like to explore it, and I love Expedition Everest! :thumbsup2

    You got some great pictures on the safari! And your Photopass pics are so cute, I love the one with Tink! :thumbsup2

    Can't wait to hear how you liked Yak and Yeti, I really want to try it someday!
     
  21. CandleontheWater

    CandleontheWater Forever in love with Hathaway Browne

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    Hi there! I'm joining in for the adventure! You two are a lovely couple, and it looks like you are having a wonderful, magical honeymoon. How lucky that you were able to have such a long trip, I'm sure it really took the pressure off of seeing everything, and you could just relax and enjoy!
     

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