Zombie Apocalypse and Pixie Dust - A 2 week Disneymoon (PTR link 11/14)

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  1. ronnmel

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    "ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE AND PIXIE DUST"
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    Welcome to my Disneymoon trip report! Our trip was two weeks filled with lots of attractions, lots of characters, lots of fun, and more importantly, lots of PICTURES.

    If you've read my pre-trip-report, thank you for following me and welcome back. If you are new, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading along. Don't be shy to say "Hi". :wave2:

    In my PTR I have written two "unofficial" trip reports, which you can read about in my PTR (there are links to every chapter in the first post), or go directly there:
    - Our 2009 trip, which sparked our love (*cough*obsession*cough*) for Disney
    - Our destination wedding in paradise, which is the reason for this Disneymoon

    The Cast:
    ME : Mel, 30 years old​

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    Favorite Characters : Stitch, Tinkerbell
    Favorite Movies : The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch
    Favorite Show : Festival of the Lion King
    Favorite Rides : Toy Story Mania, Tower of Terror, Spaceship Earth
    I'm an elementary school teacher, which is why we had to wait a few months after our wedding to go on our Disneymoon, and why we can't avoid the heat and crowds of summer in Disney. I started work the very next day after we came back.


    DH : Ron, 37 years old​

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    Favorite Characters : Donald Duck, Genie
    Favorite Movies : Fantasia, All the classic ones from the 90s (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, etc.), None of the crappy "direct-to-DVD" sequels (his words, not mine :laughing:)
    Favorite Show : Finding Nemo
    Favorite Rides : Toy Story Mania, Rock N Roller Coaster, Spaceship Earth, Soarin, etc. (Each of these is his favorite for a different reason: thrill, fun game, calming, etc.)
    DH works in an office and spends his time daydreaming about a Disney filled life if we ever won the lottery. He has a 12 year old daughter who did not accompany us on this trip. He and his daughter love to play or watch zombie related games and anime. As you can see from his way too long answers he spends a LOT of time thinking about Disney, reading about Disney, analyzing all things Disney and of course talking about Disney (with me!).

    Both of us had been to WDW during our youth, but it's really during our 2009 trip that our complete LOVE for all things Disney was rekindled. I feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful and loving man who I can share a passion for Disney with. :lovestruc We both love thrill rides, though lately I've had more motion sickness problems which has affected my ability to go on some attractions. Nevertheless, this did not stop us from experiencing almost everything we wanted to.

    When and Where:
    POP Century Resort, August 10 to August 24, 2011

    What:
    Well our honeymoon, of course! Also, we had the free Quick Service Dining Plan. On top of that, we paid OOP for a few table-service.

    Before we really start this trip report, I have a POP QUIZ for you:
    1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?
    2. Which restaurant did we try to walk up to and did we get in?
    3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?
    4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?
    5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?
    6. How many characters did we meet and which ones? Which one was the best interaction?
    7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?
    8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?
    9. What ride did we go on the most?
    10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?

    Read on if you want to find out the answers (and feel free to post your guesses)! :goodvibes



     
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  3. ronnmel

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    Wednesday August 10
    Day 0 part 1 - Arrival Day - Our First Dose of Pixie Dust
    Day 0 part 2 - Polynesian Resort - An Evening of Appetizers
    Day 0 part 2 Cont'd - Polynesian Resort - An Evening of Appetizers (2)

    Thursday August 11
    Day 1 part 1 - Animal Kingdom - "Hey Rafiki! That's MY Wife!"
    Day 1 part 1 Cont'd - Animal Kingdom - "Hey Rafiki! That's MY Wife!" (2)
    Day 1 part 2 - Animal Kingdom - These Ears Sure Get Us a Lot of Attention!
    Day 1 part 2 Cont'd - Animal Kingdom - These Ears Sure Get Us a Lot of Attention! (2)

    Friday August 12
    Day 2 part 1 - Hollywood Studios - Ants In The Pants
    Day 2 part 2 - Hollywood Studios - That Giant Dog's Nose Stinks
    Day 2 part 3 - Pool Time and Hollywood Studios - I Eat Nice People For Lunch
    Day 2 part 4 - Hollywood Studios - Zombie Apocalypse and Honeymoon Suite

    Photopass Days 1 and 2 - Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios

    Saturday August 13
    Day 3 part 1 - Typhoon Lagoon
    Day 3 part 2 - Shopping in Downtown Disney
    Day 3 part 3 - A Romantic Dinner at Fulton's

    Sunday August 14
    Day 4 part 1 - Magic Kingdom - Don't Count On Me To Fight Off Zurg
    Day 4 part 2 - Magic Kingdom - Ron Got The Manly Horse
    Day 4 part 3 - Magic Kingdom + POP - Do the Hustle
    Day 4 part 4 - Magic Kingdom - What Time is Witches?
    Day 4 part 5 - Magic Kingdom - Perfect Spot for MMY and How Late Do We Stay For EMH?

    Monday August 15
    Day 5 part 1 - Epcot - Sleeping In!! And Plans? What Plans?
    Day 5 part 2 - Epcot - World Showcase, At Last!!!
    Day 5 part 3 - Epcot - More World Showcase, And Some Bad news
    Day 5 part 4 - Epcot - Sunset Over World Showcase
    Day 5 part 4 Cont'd - Sunset Over World Showcase 2
    Day 5 part 5 - Epcot - Soarin' Over Dinner

    Tuesday August 16
    Day 6 part 1 - POP Century - Miss Diva Has A Case Of The Blabbermouth
    Day 6 part 2 - POP Century - Exploring POP Century One Decade At A Time Cont'd
    Day 6 part 3 - Blizzard Beach - Fun In The Snow
    Day 6 part 4 - Blizzard Beach - "Due To Some Inclement Weather In The Area, All Water Attractions Are Closed"


    Wednesday August 17
    Day 7 part 1 - Hollywood Studios - "I Love Being 2!"
    Day 7 part 2 - Hollywood Studios - "Be Our Guest"
    Day 7 part 3 - Hollywood Studios - Sully Is Being Silly
    Day 7 part 4 - Hollywood Studios - Heavenly Cupcake
    Day 7 part 5 - Hollywood Studios - Walking From New York To San Francisco
    Day 7 part 6 - Hollywood Studios - Lights! Motors! Action!
    Day 7 part 7 - Hollywood Studios - Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
    Day 7 part 8 - Hollywood Studios - Best Night Ever
    Day 7 part 9 - Hollywood Studios - Best Night Ever Cont'd; Delicious Food


    Thursday August 18
    Day 8 part 1 - Epcot - An Epcot Morning
    Day 8 part 2 - Epcot - The Relaxing Seas
    Day 8 part 2 Cont'd - Epcot - The Relaxing Seas (2)
    Day 8 part 3 - Epcot - Totally Awesome Dude!
    Day 8 part 4 - Epcot - Stupid Judy, Stupid Energy!
    Day 8 part 5 - Epcot - Spaceship & Monorail
    Day 8 part 6 - Epcot - Mexican Donald Gets Ron On His Knees
    Day 8 part 7 - Epcot - The Skies Open Up
    Day 8 part 8 - Epcot Has Been Transformed Into Kali River Rapid


    Friday August 19
    Day 9 part 1 - Animal Kingdom - A Rough Start to a Rough Day
    Day 9 part 2 - Animal Kingdom - Hungry Hungry Hippos
    Day 9 part 3 - Animal Kingdom - Can I Bounce With You?
    Day 9 part 4 - Animal Kingdom - Lunch By The Water, And How To Look Bored On Dinosaur
    Day 9 part 5 - POP Century & Downtown Disney - A Restful Afternoon and A Photoshoot
    Day 9 part 6 - Downtown Disney & POP - Eating, Playing, and An Adult Meltdown


    Saturday August 20
    Day 10 part 1 - POP & Typhoon Lagoon - Another Switch In Our Plans
    Day 10 part 2 - Typhoon Lagoon & POP - "We Are Pleased To Announce..."


    Sunday August 21
    Day 11 part 1 - Magic Kingdom - Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!
    Day 11 part 2 - Magic Kingdom - Searching For A Paintbrush
    Day 11 part 3 - Magic Kingdom - The Mother Of All Cinnamon Rolls
    Day 11 part 3 Cont'd - Magic Kingdom - Liberty Bell Riverboat
    Day 11 part 4 - Magic Kingdom - "Brer Bear and Brer Fox Are Causing Some Troubles"
    Day 11 part 5 - Magic Kingdom - Celebrate A Blazing Hot Dream
    Day 11 part 6 - Magic Kingdom - My beast Is Hairier And Taller Than Yours
    Day 11 part 7 - Magic Kingdom - "I Kissed A Monster"
    Day 11 part 8 - Magic Kingdom - A (Almost) Perfect View Of A Perfect Show



    Monday August 22
    Day 12 part 1 - Epcot - Lets Do The Twist
    Day 12 part 2 Epcot - Were Stars In Our Own Video Game!
    Day 12 part 3 - Epcot - "O Canada!"
    Day 12 part 4 - Epcot - BEST PIZZA EVER!!!
    Day 12 part 5 Your Prince Is Very Brave To Go On A Mission To Space
    Day 12 part 6 Viking Fashion
    Day 12 part 7 Illuminations


    Tuesday August 23
    Day 13 part 1 - Hollywood Studios - Envelope Of Doom
    Day 13 part 2 - Hollywood Studios - What A Creepy Bell Hopper!
    Day 13 part 3 - Hollywood Studios - The Green Army Man Is Scaring People
    Day 13 part 4 Hollywood Studios - We End The Trip The Same Way We Started It


    Wednesday August 24
    Day 14 The Saddest Thing Of All, Leaving

    Souvenirs
    Our Thoughts on POP Century
    POP Quiz Answers
    Final Thoughts
    PTR link : In Loving Memory... We’re Going Deluxe!


    Real Life Updates
    Big News
    Chinese Lanterns
    Tests Results
    New Car
    Ultrasound pictures
    Bump Pictures - 13 weeks
    Christmas
    First Baby Purchase - Crib
    Prediction Time!! Boy or Girl?
    Second Baby Purchase - Stroller
    Ultrasound Result
    Follow-Up on Ultrasound
    Nursery Ideas
    REAL Ultrasound Results
    Ultrasound Pics
    Third Big Baby Purchase - Furniture
    Babymoon - A Week-End in Quebec City
    Babymoon#2 - A Week-End in Toronto
    Life Update May 4
    Bump Pictures Week 33
    Nursery Photos
    Life Update May 20
    Life Update May 22
    Baby Shower + Bump Pictures Week 35
    Weekend in Mont-Tremblant - part 1
    Weekend in Mont-Tremblant - part 2
    Maternity Photoshoot
    Disneymoon Photobook
    Baby News!! (No, Not The Birth Yet)
    Peanut Is Born!
    Baby Pics - July
    Baby Pics - August
    Baby Pics - October
    Halloween Pic

     
  4. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Woohoo!!! So glad you started! I can't wait to hear all about your trip and find out the answers to those questions! :woohoo:
     
  5. ronnmel

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    My first reader! :cool1:

    Feel free to post your guesses to my POP Quiz. ;)
     
  6. jessiegirl84

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    Yah I can't wait to read all about your trip!
    I recently finished your other reports which were fabulous. You looked so beautiful on your wedding day.. Congratulations. I hope your honeymoon was amazing :)
     
  7. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Sadly, not good at POP quizzes, so will look forward to the answers.:thumbsup2

    Looks to be a fun TR!:goodvibes

    Congratulations!
     
  8. ronnmel

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    Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed my other trip reports. My honeymoon was indeed amazing.

    You're third, but only by a few minutes. ;)

    I hope I can express how much fun we had through my words and pictures. :goodvibes
     
  9. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    :rotfl: Went to another thread while posting and did not realize someone posted before me!:rotfl: Heck, third is fine!;)
     
  10. justakrazymom

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    I'm in and yep..I saw you guys around the resort..lol
     
  11. lovethattink

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    I lurked your PTR. Joining in on the TR!

    1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?

    Being an avid Disney fan myself. Is any trip to Disney ever long enough?! I'm going to go with too short. I'm sure there are so many things you still didn't get to do.

    2. Which restaurant did we try to walk up to and did we get in?

    Ohana?

    3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?

    It rained, but no it did not affect your plans?

    4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?

    If you are like me, the plans went right out the door and you did not stick to them.

    5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?

    Room upgrade? Free cupcakes? Wedding buttons upon arrival?

    6. How many characters did we meet and which ones? Which one was the best interaction?

    I'm guessing the best was the fairies, because they were our best interaction? You met 12?

    7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?

    5?

    8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?

    Yes!?

    9. What ride did we go on the most?

    TTA/People mover?

    10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?

    6?
     
  12. mickeystoontown

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    I'm here and ready to hear all about your trip!
     
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    popcorn:: joining in popcorn::
     
  14. Stan Solo

    Stan Solo Don't know what to put Tag faires can you help me?

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    Count me in!:cheer2:
     
  15. Momof2Disneyboys

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    I'm here Mel! :yay: Great start, can't wait to hear all about your trip!!
     
  16. PhoenixStrength

    PhoenixStrength Found my Prince Charming!

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    Saw your post on the POP board, so I'm in! Looking forward to your TR!

    And as far as the quiz, I will agree with the PP, can any vacation to WDW be long enough? I'd say too short :goodvibes
     
  17. TanzUnited99

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    I didn't read your PTR but am joining in for this one! :thumbsup2

    Congrats on the wedding and am looking forward to hearing all about Pop and the pixie dust! :goodvibes
     
  18. discnewbie

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    Subbing :yay:

    I didn't read your PTR but saw your post on the POP thread.. I'll post some guesses to your questions though...

    1. Was a two weeks trip too long, too short, or just perfect?
    -- I'd say just perfect.

    3. Did we get rained on and did it affect our plans?
    --Yes you did, but no it didn't.

    4. Speaking of plans, how much did we stick to them?
    --I'd say you stuck to them initially but then half way through your trip this decreased to about 50% of the time.

    5. What kind of Pixie Dust did we receive?
    -- maybe, towel animals, extra fast passes, and lots of wedding well wishes?

    7. How many times did we ride Toy Story Mania?
    -- I will guess 4.

    8. Did I ever beat Ron's score?
    --yes

    10. What's our record number of fastpasses held at one time?
    --maybe 6?
     
  19. ronnmel

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    I'm guilty of having multiple threads open at the same time.


    Cool. :goodvibes I wonder if I did notice you, as I'm notorious for being oblivious to details and people around me. There'll even be a picture on this very subject at some point... :rotfl:

    :welcome:

    You got 3 right answers, and a few that were pretty close. :thumbsup2



    Yay! Glad you are here Lisa. :banana:


    Thanks, and :welcome: to all of you. :cool1:

    Thanks for joining in! You also got 3 correct answers. :yay:
     
  20. lovethattink

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    :wave2:And your gonna leave us hanging?!

    Oh the suspense, lol.
     
  21. ronnmel

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    Haha, sorry! :laughing: I do want to write an update today, but I didn't log on yesterday and it seems that everyone has decided to write an update yesterday, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Hopefully it won't take forever.

    If the suspense is about the answers though, of course I won't tell them right now! You'll have to read to find out ;)
     

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