Get Off The Ship - we are running out of towel animals! Update 04/22 Day 25

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  1. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2005
    Oh My. That is one LONG travel day! Good think you have a 30 day vacation to recover from it. :rotfl: Just kidding.

    so what did you compensation end up being? Just curious.

    Hey - and at least if you have to wait all day to fly you were fed really well.

    I would love to have a flight with that cool map on it. Can't get that for a 2 hour flight.

    Isn't the studio at OKW the best? It really is huge, especially compared to BLT.

    So glad you finally made it. Now get some SLEEP! :rotfl:;)
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  3. Toria

    Toria It all started with a mouse

    Mar 2, 2011
    What a way to start your vacation. I would have been pulling my hair out by hour 5 of waiting.
  4. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2007
    Oh Karin that was a LONG day !!But seems like once you took off everything went smoothly!!The food on the plane looked awesome !! My mouth is drooling especially that Blue cheese , my favorite !!!
  5. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

    Jan 20, 2009
    Oh wow!!! That is one of the longest arrival days I've ever read about! Talk about an eventful trip.

    I've also been delayed for several hours before but since we had a connecting resulted in us losing our bags >_<

    You're so lucky you at least got to spend that time in the lounge! But man, I can only imagine how exhausted you two were when you finally got to your rooms!

    That Old Key West Studio looks very nice! Andrew and I can't wait to try out a DVC room one day. I also see those H20 products. I loved those so much, I asked Mousekeeping for more and even bought a bottle in the gift shop!

    Wow, the food you were given on the flight looks VERY good. When you were sleeping, were you able to sleep totally flat? Or did your seat just recline a lot?
  6. Queenofallthings

    Queenofallthings DIS Veteran

    Apr 13, 2008
    I am so looking forward to enjoying the rest of your TR!! My sister and her family were on the Western cruise the same week as you so I'm excited to read all about it!
  7. HowieHowie

    HowieHowie Mouseketeer

    Jun 3, 2000
    Wow...what a long day. At least you had the lounge to keep you busy and what better way than to eat. 12 hours in an airport, we would have gone crazy. I would look at it that it can only get better from here. We have never stayed in a studio in OKW, looks really nice.
  8. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    Karin, I'm ready for bed after reading all of your travel woes of the day.

    I'm glad you didn't have to wait too long for your car, and that you enjoyed your studio. Although Mark and I would love to try a one-bedroom at some point, the studio really is enough for us...very roomy. I love the Turtle Pond area and hope we are in that spot next time.
  9. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

    Feb 20, 2004
    My gosh, what a delay! I have made connections through Frankfurt a few times on the way to Italy - fortunately never a delay.

    How about that perfect timing to have Business Class for this trip! Thank would have felt even longer if stuck in the usual areas of the airport! Nice to have plenty if snacks ...and the Frankfurters (which was what we called,"hot dogs" when I was growing up - never heard my mother use any other term). Hoping to hear if compensation was received for the long delay. ::yes::

    OKW studios are so spacious and pretty - we visited when the resort was brand new and considered buying....seems like ions ago! Yours and Kathy's TRs have pretty much convinced me to stay there - even without a car. :thumbsup2

    Looking forward to the continuing adventure of firsts! :goodvibes
  10. Wicket's Mom

    Wicket's Mom DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2009
    Wow, what a shock to see what one gets in first class! The little tablecloths were really something, no dirty tables for your meals! Meals looked pretty good, but that seemed to be a lot of food for just sitting on a plane.

    I would love to have massage seats when flying, OMG, I'd still be on the plane!
  11. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

    Jan 17, 2005
    Thank goodness for the upgrade to Business Class! Waiting out in the gate area and not the lounge would have been miserable! Glad you finally made it to OKW.

    Jill in CO
  12. krazy4crusing

    krazy4crusing Zippadeedodah!

    Jun 3, 2009
    Hi Karin,

    We sailed with you on the Dream last year. I am really looking forward to reading your trip report as we are also looking at DVC and a month long vacation is a dream come true! We will live vicariously through you as your trip report continutes!

    Your business class portion sounded amazing, love the food porn!!! (amazing minus the delay!)
  13. superme80

    superme80 DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2010
    What a day! So glad you had the lounge! Can't wait to read more!
  14. LoveMickey

    LoveMickey <font color=red>Can't wait to feel the "wonder" of

    Jun 8, 2000
    We were on the Western sailing in August, wonder if it was the same one. Looking forward to reading the rest of your trip report.
  15. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

    Aug 18, 2009
    Eek, what a loooooong travel day Karin!

    At least you had a nice lounge to relax in and some yummy snacks to keep you going :)

    You must have been exhausted when you finally arrived at OKW!
  16. Grumpy's Wife

    Grumpy's Wife Dollar Tree gal here

    Jan 28, 2005
    So glad you finally made it to Disney!
  17. disney67

    disney67 DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2009
    I'm glad you made it finally on your flight to disney , and wow we never get any food that looks that good even when they served food back in the day ???
    That was a long day ,

    did the airline give you guys anything for the extremely longer then anything wait ??

    Checking in packages are awesome but we were suppose to be the surprise checking in ? :goodvibes after a long day im surprised you brought everything into the room before going directly to bed ??
  18. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2006
    Goodness! I can't believe how long you had to wait in the airport. Thank goodness you had the lounge to wait in. I can only imagine what it would have been like if you hadn't. :sad2:

    I'm with Mary Ellen....did you receive any sort of compensation for the long delay? I would hope so.
  19. michelle9343

    michelle9343 DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2004
    WOW I can not imagine such a long travel day!!! But the food did look yummy!!
    I can not wait to
  20. RGirl

    RGirl Change Is Good

    Jan 7, 2010
    Hi Karin!!! Joining in! :woohoo:

    Okay, seriously, I thought the low point of the travel day was getting STRUCK BY LIGHTENING!!! :scared1:

    But no - it got worse. :eek: Oh my goodness! What an awful day - I'm so glad that you had the world's longest vacation EVER to make up for it!

    Can't wait to follow along.
  21. Leshaface

    Leshaface DIS Veteran

    Dec 14, 2008
    I'm here! :cool1: Now off to catch up:)

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