And Nanny Came Too! Final Thoughts

Discussion in 'UK Trip Reports Board' started by zummerzet66, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. zummerzet66

    zummerzet66 Are we there yet?!

    Jul 6, 2009
    Firstly, in case any of you are wondering whether DW (Claire) is a figment of my imagination, as she hasn't appeared in any photos so far, it's because she had the camera the whole time! But we have managed to find a photo that Nanny took!


    So.....highs and lows.


    Opening Animal Kingdom - a fantastic experience, the memories of which will never die. Only regret is that there are no photos.

    Big breakfasts on site at Boma, Kona & Captain's Grille, highly recommended to anyone who is yet to try them.

    Big breakfast off site at Perkins - the pancakes are excellent and the Meatlover's Scrambler is amazing!

    Main meals on site at Chef Mickey's & Plaza - lovely food, atmosphere, service etc.

    Main meals off site at Market Street Cafe, House of Blues, Ruby Tuesday, Chili's etc.

    Disney - a magical place, what more can I say.

    Shopping - Premium Outlets, Festival Bay, Florida Mall etc, and a fantastic exchange rate :thumbs-up

    Having Nanny with us - great memories for the kids of having their Grandmother with them at their favourite place on earth.


    Having Nanny with us ;) I guess I was out to prove a point that having an "oldie" with us was not going to slow us down, and I probably took it too far....

    Crowds - as this was Spring Break, they were huge. :omg: Thank heavens for Fast Passes! Oddly, we went the same two weeks in April two years earlier, and the crowds were nowhere near as bad, especially the first week.

    'Ohana - sadly, this was one of the meals we were most looking forward to, and it simply did not deliver. :nonono:

    The flight home, for obvious reasons :cry:

    We came home a lot more tired than previously. As DW had to go straight back to work at school the next day (I had an extra day off), she vowed not to return for a few years. It's her change of heart and our new booking that have led to these trip reports being finished. Thanks again for reading! :wavey:
  2. SusanEllen

    SusanEllen DIS Veteran

    May 24, 2004
    Thank you, Matt, for your excellent, detailed trip report. I hope you will forgive my not replying to the individual installments as I was having so much fun reading your report I just kept moving on to the next part.

    In addition to your very full park days you certainly made the most of your Disney meal times, balancing food and setting with your cleverly planned ADRs. I've lost count of just how many resorts you got to see on the way to a meal. It's a great part of the WDW experience seeing those resorts.

    This note is to Claire: Congratulations to the photographer on this trip. You did an outstanding job of illustrating Matt's TR (a job no doubt made easier by having a couple of photogenic kids and a husband so happy to be at WDW he was smiling ear to ear a lot) but I strongly encourage you to get into the habit of occasionally handing your camera to a CM or a park guest and then getting in the shot yourself. I have 17 albums of Disney trips with far too many photos of just my late husband or just me. And in case you're worried about being camera ready for those pictures, listen we all understand about "park hair," mascara that's run after a good splash on Splash Mountain, and makeup that's melted in the FL sun, but you really want to be able to look back at those pictures and see that you were there, too. I was glad to see in Matt's summary that there was at least one photo taken of you this trip. I'll be watching for Matt's next TR and hoping to see lots more pictures with you in them--and your mother, too.

    Best luck.
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  4. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

    Apr 7, 2004
    thanks for taking the time to post your TR, i really enjoyed it :thumbsup2
  5. Pegasus928

    Pegasus928 DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2007
    Thanks for posting your TR. The whole point of these is to discover someone elses point of view and experiences and you have detailed yours very well. :thumbsup2
  6. tashasmum

    tashasmum DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2006
    Ahhhh you just answered my question i left on day 15.
  7. suzycute

    suzycute DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2005
    I've had a great time reading your reports - thanks for taking the time to write them.

    When is your next trip? (ie when can we look forward to your next report?)
  8. binkytell

    binkytell DIS Veteran

    Jun 30, 2008
    wow you certainly popped those trip reports out fast.

    really enjoyed your reports, nearly missed my daughters opticians
    appointment today, had to leave at day 10 lol and come back
    to it tonight.
  9. cap'njack.

    cap'njack. Totally in love with Lisa_C

    Jun 13, 2008
    Great trip report. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
  10. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

    Mar 1, 2005
    Great trip report :thumbsup2 So when are you going back then?
  11. mandymouse

    mandymouse Bahama Mama Time !!

    Mar 8, 2003
    Thanks for sharing your great reports. It was nice to finally see your DW too :)
  12. buzz for boys

    buzz for boys <font color=royalblue><marquee>Certified Serious S

    Feb 6, 2005
    this has to be one of the quickest put together trip reports ever !!
    I have really enjoyed reading them and have been clicking from one to the other !! I cant believe you had such a bad experience at ohanas we loved it there but then we did breakfast !
    Thanks for letting me read all about your trip i loved it !!!
  13. All Star Paul

    All Star Paul Mouseketeer

    Sep 12, 2008
    Thanks for sharing your trip report I enjoyed reading it. Look forward to your next one. We are going O'Hanas for the first time in August hope it is a good experience. Will probably do my own trip report so keep an eye open for a follow up on O'Hanas.:thumbsup2
  14. wicket2005

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    Mar 31, 2005
    Thanks for sharing.

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