AGLET – We're Gonna Tour The World Together! Updated 11/9!!!

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  1. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Hi everyone, and welcome to another Stringbean & Wingnut report!!! :wave:

    For those of you new to our rhapsodizing about Epcot and remorseless eating adventures, well, here's us!


    I am Stringbean, aka Sara. (AKA your skipper, guide, social director, and dance instructor for the following trip report.)


    (I'm not usually this blurry in real life. Except before I put my contacts in.)


    And Wingnut is my ever-patient DBF. We have been dating for a little over 4 years. :lovestruc



    But enough about us! (Wait, this whole thing is about us...) But it's mostly about Disney!!

    Wingnut and I stayed at the Polynesian from January 8th through January 14th, 2012. It was our first time staying there (we normally stay in the Epcot resort area). You can read all about the planning (read: changing) of our trip here, in my PTR.

    For a quick summarization of the above link, we changed our resort a few times (POFQ to Boardwalk to Poly), our ADR's even more times (trust me, I even lost count of that one), and collectively crossed our fingers that my Magical Express info would arrive before we left (it did, one day before).

    We had an absolutely wonderful (and yes, magical :wizard:) trip, and I can't wait to share it all with you! We ate far too much (unprecedented numbers of snacks and desserts), and yes, of course we changed the plans while we were there!

    (Who would we be if we didn't???)

    (Oh, and if you're sitting there wondering what the heck an aglet is, well, it just so happens to be one of the world's most-used, yet under-appreciated inventions. :teacher:)

    (See also: this conversation from my PTR.)
  2. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    (Hey, I'm already more organized than last time!! :thumbsup2)

    The day before we left

    Day 1

    You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!

    We're here!! Move!!

    Finding the hidden longhouse of Tokelau

    Amazingly, we make it to Epcot. Not amazingly, we eat.

    A stroll around World Showcase...

    I probably should have put "ride" in quotation marks...

    Giraffes! And zebras!

    We came, we Sanaa-d, we conquered!

    Could somebody make these Tiki torches a little brighter?

    Day 2

    Open the turnstyles! We're hungry!

    Tigger and Piglet and Pooh Bear, oh my!

    Who knew we'd have so much fun in a cemetery?

    Yo ho, yo ho, to Adventureland we go!

    And just around the corner, there'll be even more Fantasyland!

    Tomorrow,'s only a land away!!

    A cupcake and a cowboy

    It's time to light the lights...

    Eliminating the element of surprise

    "Yes, we're huge pigs, I know."

    Star light, star bright, will we FINALLY see Wishes tonight?

    Day 3

    Steak, eggs, and "THE COOLEST THING EVER".

    I never walk this quickly in real life, I swear.

    Into the Pangani Forest, into the Pangani Forest, to the gorilla's house we go!

    Can we feel the love this morning?

    It's time to light, wait.

    I can't think of a clever title for this update. We went on the Backlot tour.

    Bistro de buttery, delicious Paris

    The inconclusive documentation of our evening continues...

    Day 4

    Not all roads lead to Epcot at 7 AM

    Wingnut gets his breakfast with the princesses and herring.

    I can't be the only person creeped out by feet, can I?

    Visiting the World Snack-case

    But why isn't my car a spaceship/submarine now???

    Patio musings

    Probably the ADR I was most excited for. Not to play favorites, of course.

    Day 5

    Tonga Toast, please!!

    By the light of the silvery moon...NOT THE SUN, BUT THE MOON.

    Toy Story Maniacs...we are not.

    Stay off the West Side...that's Cookie's territory!

    Exploring the Wilderness. Lodge, that is.

    We struck gold! (No, not with the bread basket!)

    The Bug Boat, soon will be making another run...

    Day 6

    GOAT. CHEESE. EGGS. (And other breakfast items as well.)

    "Ah, yes, New Jersey. Home of the Eiffel Tower."

    And then we went back to Epcot. And nobody was surprised.

    Back to AKL we go!

    I wonder what Wingnut ordered at Jiko...

    Day 7


    We're probably not going to be trendsetters anytime soon...

    The lesser-visited attractions of World Showcase...visited by us!

    If real moose aren't made of chocolate, well, I don't want to hear about it

    See ya real soon, WDW...

    Stuff we bought/stuff we thought

    Wedding-related Updates :bride::groom:

    Somebody's getting married!!!!

    Drum roll, please!!

    This could be a new record: it only took me 2 weeks to change our resort reservation!

    Who's up for a game??

    Who's up for a game?? THE RESULTS SHOW

    Our far...

    Boring PTR update.

    Mickey mail!

    Our trip is getting closer..and closer..

    ...and we're back!!!

    New TR started!!!
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  4. Nermel9

    Nermel9 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'm here!!! Can't wait to read about your trip! I hope you took lots of pictures of the Poly!
  5. manntra

    manntra DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2007
    Count me in! We run in the same circles on the boards so I thought I would follow along :goodvibes

  6. 3prettyprincesses

    3prettyprincesses "These pretzels are making me thirsty!"

    Apr 7, 2008
    I'm here Sara and soooo excited to hear about your trip!:yay:

    Love the title! What a shocker, a Phineas & Ferb reference!:laughing: Were you debating between "aglet" and the lyrics to "Gitchie gitchie goo means that I love you"?:rolleyes:

    Can't wait to follow along. Love the pictures already, you guys look fabulous!:goodvibes Hey, has anyone seen Perry?:confused3:confused3
  7. tinacaplan

    tinacaplan DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2009
    I'm here and on page one! :woohoo: Your PTR was so much fun, I can't wait to hear all about the actual trip!
  8. Laura Loves Tigger

    Laura Loves Tigger Earning My Ears

    Mar 11, 2010
    Subbing! Enjoyed your PTR, can't wait to read about the trip.:banana:
  9. Jennifer48

    Jennifer48 Not a Disney bride but engaged and honeymooned at

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hooray! So glad you are here!

    First of all, AGLET = WINNING! :thumbsup2

    I can't wait to see which Poly building you ended up in and if you got your chocolate slipper!!

    I certainly hope that you were able to meet P&F also!!! :goodvibes

    And dance instructor?! I love to dance! :banana::dancer:
  10. Twoboysnmygirl

    Twoboysnmygirl DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 2008
    I'm here! I'm here! Let's get this party started! :cool1:
  11. glennbo123

    glennbo123 DIS Veteran

    May 10, 2008
    I'm here and looking forward to it! Let 'er rip. popcorn::
  12. jecskc

    jecskc DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    You know I am in !! can't wait to read about it. PLEASE say there is food porn !!
  13. Curiouser&curiouser!

    Curiouser&curiouser! DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    I'll hitch along for the ride. I really enjoyed your last trip report, so I am betting this one will be great too! Bring it on!
  14. Merida

    Merida DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2011
    Yay! You started; the aglet number is probably one of my favorites - it fit really nicely into the episode and I like Candance's part. :)
  15. Simba22

    Simba22 DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2006
    I'm here! :goodvibes
  16. MeMom

    MeMom DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2007
    Looking forward to seeing Poly pictures and food pictures.

    Very glad to hear that you had a wonderful, magical time. :thumbsup2
  17. kmrein

    kmrein Mouseketeer

    Jul 4, 2010
    Hooray! Can't wait to read about your trip. Welcome home!
  18. JessicaKnits

    JessicaKnits DIS Veteran

    Jun 21, 2010
    Yay!! It is time! I'm so excited!!:banana:
  19. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

    Jan 28, 2008
    Here! I am so looking forward to your adventures!!!
  20. SimplyGoofy

    SimplyGoofy "You are not Mickey Mouse... you are a rat!"

    Jul 31, 2011
    Yay, you've started! :cheer2:

    I can't wait to here which longhouse you were assigned...
  21. tankgirl427

    tankgirl427 DIS Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    I'm here!

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