Wild Africa Trek, a Disney Wedding, AoA photoshoot, and more!Aug 2013 TR update 12/21

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  1. librarygeek

    librarygeek DIS Veteran

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    I'm very excited to finally be posting my trip report from my August 2013 trip! I went for a few days with my husband to go to a wedding. It was a jammed packed 5 days, but we got to do some truly incredible things. Here's just a sample of what you can expect:

    -One of the best character meet and greets you'll ever hear about!
    -a bachelorette party in Magic Kingdom, Splitsville, and Universal CityWalk
    -Wild Africa trek
    -Anniversary photo shoot at the Art of Animation resort
    -an amazing dinner at Jiko
    -a gorgeous Disney wedding that was a complete blast!
    -a private Illuminations dessert party
    -a fun lunch at Epcot with friends before heading home

    Sound like a good time? It was wonderful! I hope you'll be following along with me!

    Table of Contents

    My Worst Travel Experience
    Magic Kingdom Morning
    The Best Character Meet and Greet!
    Bachelorette Party
    Wild Africa Trek
    Anniversary Evening
    The Wedding Ceremony
    The Wedding Reception
    Illuminations Dessert Party
    Epcot


    About Us
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    This is me and DH! We've been married for 2 years, and we had our honeymoon in Disney World. I'm much more of the Disney fanatic, but he enjoys it too. I am currently working as an SAT tutor, and I just got my masters in library science so I'm looking for a job in that field. In my free time I also do theater, I write, and I have my own Disney blog (www.disneyinyourday.com) DH is a software engineer who loves video games and is in the process of creating his own video game.

    The Accommodations
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    For this trip we were staying in Animal Kingdom Lodge, thanks to a family member's DVC! We had a studio in Jambo House with a savanna view.


    We were so excited to leave for this trip! Unfortunately, our first day of traveling was probably the worst travel experience I've ever had in my life...
     
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  3. TheMaxRebo

    TheMaxRebo DIS Veteran

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    joining! Sounds like a great experience ... well, after the travel issues as well. Sorry to hear of your issues - but at least it meant the only direction your trip could go once you got there was up! :thumbsup2
     
  4. Surfinpiratee

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    Following along and subbing! Sounds super fun!
     
  5. JessM

    JessM We all have a dream

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    This sounds like a great trip! I can't wait to hear all about it!
     
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    Joining in!! Followed you over from solo-report - looking forward to this one now!
     
  8. librarygeek

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    Thanks! And that's a great way to look at it - the trip definitely went way up after the first day!

    Thanks for joining in!

    I'm looking forward to sharing with you!

     
  9. emmysmommy

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    Cute TR title!! We were just there in August as well so I'm interested to hear about it. I recently discovered the AKL - LOVE IT. Oh, and Jiko - to die for!! :)
     
  10. shalom

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    :eek:

    Although you know you don't need a cliffhanger to get me to sign up. ;)
     
  11. librarygeek

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    Yes, I am in love with AKL! Jiko was incredible, and I loved Boma dinner too. Haven't had the chance to try Sanaa yet, even though we had a reservation for our first night there...

    Haha of course! Just keeping it interesting ;)
     
  12. wiigirl

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    Following along! :goodvibes
     
  13. DisneyKid4Life

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    I'm here Becky!! There's gonna be lots of unique things, I can tell. I'm anxious to see how your photoshoot turned out and of course this amazing character M&G. :goodvibes
     
  14. Miss Potts

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    Followed over from your solo TR... Can't wait to see your photo shoot!!
     
  15. librarygeek

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    Thanks, glad to have you along again!

    Yay, glad you are here!! It was quite a unique trip with a lot of different things that we'd never done before!

    I'm happy you're here! I haven't actually gotten all the photos from the shoot yet - I'm dying to see them! The previews we got look really cool!
     
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  17. RGirl

    RGirl Change Is Good

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    Joining in! Sounds like a super-fun trip, although it sounds like the travel day is going to be an interesting story....
     
  18. burly

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    I'm in! :cool1:
     
  19. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Excited to read all about your adventure!
     
  20. momto3gr8boys

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    Joining in on this one too!

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  21. elphie101

    elphie101 Left my heart in Tomorrowland

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    Subbing! I loved your last dining review and thought I'd follow you over to your TR proper! (Don't worry, I'm following for the food too :thumbsup2) Can't wait to see you start!
     

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