**Our December of Dreams!! Honeymoon at the Wilderness Lodge TR FINISHED**

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  1. scottny

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

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    sounds yummy. may have to re-think my ressie's.
     
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  3. JenAusty

    JenAusty Mrs. Incredible

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    I never even thought of going to that restaurant. I mean I've heard good things about it but there are soo many that I want to go to. Now its making me think maybe i should add it. Which makes me decisions even harder because we were originally going to go for 8 days.. and now its 6 days because of DF work schedule and flight situation. So I already have to make changes..gees There is just way to many great things to do at wdw and not enough time! :ccat:
     
  4. Hillary12.8.07

    Hillary12.8.07 DIS Veteran

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    Glad you're here!!! Thanks for joining in!!

    oh my gosh I totally agree! It will be our new MUST DO! It was so amazing. Thanks for reading!

    aw that's sweet, thanks!! GOOOO to Narcoosee's, seriously!! I never really thought about it either until I read about it on some TRs here, and it is my new favorite (though expensive) restaurant at Disney! If you can, GO!

    think about it, seriously, you won't regret it.

    You're right, there are SO many restaurants to go to. If you can swing it, totally go. It's SO romantic, perfect for a honeymoon. If you can, get a time during the fireworks, it's even more wonderful. I understand the time thing, but seriously if you can go do it. It was my absolute favorite meal of the week, not to mention the atmosphere there was just amazing.
     
  5. tlhbdm

    tlhbdm 1354.40 miles away from the mouse

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    Dh and I are totally going to go to Narcoosee's next time we go. We love seafood!!!!! Is it worth two table service credits on DDP. We are thinking about doing the DxDDP next time so it wouldn't matter but the food looks so yummy.
     
  6. Nicole786

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    I want to eat at narcoose's now! lol! great chapter, cant wait for more
     
  7. Hillary12.8.07

    Hillary12.8.07 DIS Veteran

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    It was VERY worth the 2 credits. We had initially booked Artist Point as well, but decided not to do 2 of the 2 credit meals in one trip so canceled that one. It worked out perfectly for us, it was SO much food anyway, we ended up not using one CS anyway. We prob won't do the dining plan again though, just not worth it to us, but we will DEFINITELY go back to Narcoosee's!

    You have to go!!! I think I have made my point by now, lol, but seriously, I can't say enough good things about it.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  8. Hillary12.8.07

    Hillary12.8.07 DIS Veteran

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    Time for updates!!!


    Before I start the next day though, I forgot to mention one AWESOME thing from our night at Narcoosee's. When we got back to the room, we saw this...



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    Turndown service!! And we hadn't even requested it, I had kinda forgot about it. But I was so excited, they left this little card with a little saying on it and chocolates, and the lights were dimmed. SO SO COOL. I loved it.

    So moving on, I just had to go back and add that in!!!



    Friday, December 14th

    This was most definitely one of my favorite days of the trip. We had no real plans except our ADR for Kona that night. We planned on sleeping in some, relaxing, and just whatever else we felt like doing. I can't even remember the last time I went to Disney and had a whole park free day, so I was way excited about this. And I think both DH and I NEEDED that day. We didn't even really go early morning to late night every other day in the parks, but still...the crowds were getting a bit bigger and we just needed a break. So a break we had!!

    We slept in a bit, thought it prob wasn't that late, maybe 9 or so. And just kinda lounged around for awhile. Watched some tv and relaxed. I loved sitting out on the balcony in the mornings and watching the ducks, and people walking around, just watching everything, with no rush or anywhere to go.

    We went down to the pool around 10 or so (I dont have notes so I'm trying to remember :confused3 ) after filling our mug up and put all our stuff on our chairs. The weather was nice, it was pretty warm but partly cloudy. And not too crowded that morning.

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    We swam around for awhile, and DH started talking about wanting to go down the slide, since every other time we'd been in the pool it was at night and the slide was closed. So he decided to go do that...I wasn't sure yet, didn't want to look crazy, the only adults on the slide. He came barreling down the slide, legs up in the air, it was hilarious. But he loved it and went again and again, and was begging me to go. So I finally did it, and LOVED it. So we did that for awhile, going down the slide repeatedly. There were other adults as well so we weren't the only nuts.

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    We just swam and relaxed, we'd get out and lay in the sun for awhile and then get back in. There was a family of ducks there we had seen during the week, and everyone was going crazy over the babies. I've seen quite a few pictures of them in other TRs here. Well they came over to the pool at one point and were getting in the water, the babies kept swimming around up in the gutters. It was so cute. The lifeguards were trying to keep the kids away from them, telling everyone not to touch them, unfortunately people don't listen :rolleyes: They would say repeatedly do NOT pick them up or touch them, it upsets the mother and she might leave them, and some other reasons. anyway...


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    They were SO freakin cute, I loved watching them everyday and they were so adorable in the water.


    DH went and got lunch from "The Fork", I think we both just had burgers and fries. Not alot of variety in The Fork, but thats ok. We were going to Kona that night! We swam and hung out at the pool until probably 2 or so, and decided to go over to DTD since we didn't get to spend too much time there on Monday.

    I must also add here that we had tried to get reservations for a carriage ride at Ft. Wilderness one night. We had added that to our Disney Honeymoon Registry, and didn't realize that some very wonderful people :goodvibes had gotten that for us, so I never reserved a spot. I thought this night would be a great night for it, after dinner, so I tried calling again when we got back to our room after swimming, but no luck, I had tried just about everyday and nothing was available. :guilty:

    We headed back up to the room after swimming, but the sign was on our door that they were cleaning, which was fine, we just wandered around for awhile taking pictures and exploring, which was something I wanted to do anyway. And I ended up talking to my BFF for a little bit too, I hadn't talked to her since we left the wedding, so we had to catch up!!! We sat outside on the balcony facing the pool, waiting on our room to be done.


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    So we showered and got ready, and headed to DTD for a few hours until time for our ADR at Kona. I wanted to get a few things we had seen earlier in the week and just walk around some more. So we hung out there for awhile, and then headed to the Polynesian fairly early for our reservation time so we would have time to explore some there. I knew DH would LOVE this resort, as much as he loves all things Tiki and tropical. Of course he did, and would love to stay here one day, its just out of our budget right now. One day though!!!

    We went ahead and checked in, got our pager and walked around for a little while until we were called. I was SO excited for this meal, it was prob 2nd to my anticipation for Narcoosee's.


    I need to get off here, will try to update more later.


    Next up-Kona!!! And a beautiful view of Wishes!
     
  9. Goldeelox9

    Goldeelox9 Our Disney Cruise Line Wedding ~ November 4, 2008

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    What a relaxing wonderful day! I can't wait to stay at the Wilderness Lodge!
     
  10. TrueEeyore

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    Great update! I love the pictures..Those baby ducks are SOOOO cute!!! :lovestruc

    Can't wait to hear more :thumbsup2
     
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    You took lots of great shots there at WL. Those baby ducks are irresistible! How cute! That's a bummer about the sleigh ride, but I can't wait to hear about your dinner at Kona. We haven't ever been there and I heard so many good reviews about it that we put it on the schedule for our next trip. :cool1:
     
  12. meme51

    meme51 I LOVE PIGLET!

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    Love your thread so far!!! I'm just trying to figure out where the "secret walkway" is at Magic Kingdom??
     
  13. Tinkerbellarella

    Tinkerbellarella <font color=darkyellow>I was all like, "Um, well..

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    Can't wait to hear about Kona for dinner. It's the one ADR we couldn't fit into our schedule. We WILL be there, however, for some Tonga Toast action in the a.m. :thumbsup2
     
  14. tinkgurl

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    I'm thinking it's the one over by Toontown and Tomorrowland. It goes right along the path of the train. There's hardly ever anyone around there so it's a nice quiet spot and a good shortcut!
     
  15. tinkgurl

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    Hey girl! I love all the WL Christmas decorations! And those lil' duckies are SO cute! :cutie:
     
  16. Crisgw

    Crisgw YES WE CAN and YES WE DID!!!

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    Great pics!!! I love reading the Trip log!
     
  17. Hillary12.8.07

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    It was SO relaxing. And you will LOVE WL, you'll have to post a TR! I'm jealous!

    Thanks for reading!!! The babies were the cutest thing ever, I loved it.

    Yea it sucked we didn't get to do the carriage ride but it's something new to do on a later trip. And Kona was great, you should try to go if you can! Thanks for reading!

    In Tommorowland, past the arcade next to Space Mountain. Love it.

    mmmm, I want to try to go for breakfast one day. Dinner was awesome, we're planning on going our next trip again.

    Right-o. Love that walkway. It's so nice getting out of the crowds for a few minutes.

    LOVE the WL. I WISH we were staying there again this December, but we can't. It's home now. Thanks for reading girl!

    Glad youre here, thanks for reading along!!!


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    Hey guys, glad everyone is still reading with me!!! I am PLANNING on getting the next update up in the next day or so. I am FINALLY on Spring Break this week, whooooooooohooooooooooo! :banana: :banana: :banana:

    It's Masters Week here in Augusta, any golf fans might know what that is. Basically its when our lovely city is overrun with tourists, media, golfers, celebrities, etc etc etc. It's nuts. Most people leave town, but, DH has to work so I just get a week off interning and school to RELAX. We live right off the main street through town though, right down the street from the golf course actually, so it's going to be NUTS. Tonight we went out for a littleb it and the traffic is crazy, there are vendors set up EVERYWHERE, scalpers, etc. crazy. anyway. So I'm planning on relaxing this week and hopefully getting more trip report done! yay!!!!
     
  18. Hillary12.8.07

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    Not an actual update, but I have awesome news (for me anyway!) I found out about free dining in September today w/the Disney Visa, so I called to find out just about how much it would be and holy crap I WANT TO GO!!! So I called DH at work, and he is excited too, we are going to talk about it tonight when he gets home. I might be able to pull this one off!!! It would just be a long weekend, August 29-Sept 1st, 3 nights over Labor Day weekend. But I dont care!!! It's Disney AND free dining!!! We'll see...I'm trying not to get my hopes up, b/c if it doesnt work I still have December (hopefully!) to look forward to! Just had to share with my fellow DISney lovers!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  19. TrueEeyore

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    Hope you get it! :thumbsup2 We weren't able to since we got a room discount. :sad2:
     
  20. Hedy

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    Good luck! I'm missing free dining by one week.
     
  21. Piglets Mommy

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    I just found this TR and am loving it! We left WL just a few days before you arrived this Dec. and loved it. I noticed more honeymooners there than at any other resort we've stayed at. (although I was only about 10 when I stayed at GF, so I guess that one doesn't count) It seems like you all are having a great time so far! I'm glad you got to relax a bit! I LOVE your nighttimecastle shots!!! They came out beautifully!:thumbsup2 Hope you get your free dining! that sounds great!!!
     

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