Put On Your Sunday Clothes, There's Disney World Out There! (WL Jan 2018) *Updated 01/09 - page 15&16*


DIS Veteran
Jul 4, 2014

Out there
Full of shine and full of sparkle
Close your eyes and see it glisten Barnaby!
Listen Barnaby!

I’m Katie :wave2:
Welcome to my fourth trip report!

Here’s a picture of my boyfriend and I at Disney.

HA just kidding, that’s my bearfriend.
This is my human boyfriend, Jamie and I!

We spent two weeks at Walt Disney World from January 20th – February 3rd 2018!
Staying at the Wilderness Lodge!
On the dining plan!
During Epcot’s Festival of the Arts!

My third trip report was left on hiatus for a little while, but I’m happy to say it is now finally finished!

I promise I had good reasons for neglecting it.
I got a new job, which is quite demanding and involves some travel around the country.

And, some exciting news, Jamie and I bought our first house!
It is absolutely wonderful and in a fantastic neighbourhood and we love it so much!
It is a bit of a fixer-upper though.
But as some wise trolls once said,
You can fix this fixer-upper up with a little bit of love!

And time.
A LOT of time.
And a lot of money.

It’s been really exciting!
But after a pretty exhausting year I was desperate to pack my bags and go to Disney!

Jamie and I have only been to Walt Disney World in September before, because our priority is going when there are low crowds.
Since we kinda missed the September 2017 window, I thought January 2018 would be a nice quiet time to go!

But oh wow, it was BUSY.
We’ve been spoilt with maximum 20-minute lines in previous Septembers so this was a very different situation.
But I think we made it work.

Two of my favourite things about visiting in January were:

1. Seeing the Magic Kingdom unthemed, with no giant pumpkins everywhere, just beautiful purple and yellow flowers.

2. Experiencing Disney in nice, mild warmth. Rather than BLISTERING, DEHYDRATING, FIREY HEAT.

This is us in September when we find an air conditioned building.


Plus I got to see a new Trolley Show edition, which I love.
That’s actually where I got the inspiration for the name of this trip report!

“Put On Your Sunday Clothes, There’s Disney World Out There!”

The song also fits with the fact that I got really sick just a couple of weeks before this trip.
I even threw up in the street, which I’ve never done before and I felt totally humiliated.
And even though I had fully recovered in time for Disney, I felt really worried about getting sick in public again.
I got out of bed!
I dusted myself off!
I went to Disney!
And I took the perfect advice of Dolly!

Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out
Strut down the street and have your picture took
Dressed like a dream your spirits seem to turn about
That Sunday shine
Is a certain sign
That you feel as fine as you look!

So let’s go!

USA, watch out, the British are coming!!


Previous trip reports, if you're interested!

Oh It's A Jolly Holiday With Katie! - Beach/Grand
And Everything You Do, CELEBRATE YOU! - Poly TPV CL
It's The Magic That Can Happen When It's Autumn! - AKL

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DIS Veteran
Jul 4, 2014

Day 0 - Friday 19th January 2018
Part 1 - Pre-trip travel

Day 1 - Saturday 20th January 2018
Part 1 - Think of all the joy you’ll find when you leave the world behind!
Part 2 - The Wilderness Lodge, room 4001!

Day 2 - Sunday 21st January 2018
Part 1 - Magic Kingdom arrival!
Part 2 - Magic Kingdom (1)
Part 3 - Magic Kingdom (2)
Part 4 - First time watching Happily Ever After!

Day 3 - Monday 22nd January 2018
Part 1 – Animal Kingdom / Pandora! (1)
Part 2 - Animal Kingdom / Pandora! (2)
Part 3 - Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Tour!
Part 4 – HOOP-DEE-DOO!

Day 4 - Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Part 1 - Hollywood Studios (1)
Part 2 - Hollywood Studios (2)

Part 3 – Le Cellier and Epcot

Day 5 - Wednesday 24th January 2018
Part 1 - Epcot’s Festival of the Arts!
Part 2 - Epcot fun
Part 3 – Liberty Tree Tavern and drinks at the Contemporary

Day 6 - Thursday 25th January 2018
Part 1 - Universal Studios! (1)
Part 2 - Universal Studios! (2)
Part 3 - Whispering Canyon Café

Day 7 - Friday 26th January 2018
Part 1 – Magic Kingdom
Part 2 – Festival of Fantasy
Part 3 – Animal Kingdom
Part 4 – First ride on Flight of Passage, and Magic Kingdom

Day 8 - Saturday 27th January 2018
Part 1 – Lunch at Sanaa
Part 2 – Disney Springs
Part 3 – Magic Kingdom

Day 9 - Sunday 28th January 2018
Part 1 – Be Our Guest and Magic Kingdom
Part 2 – Magic Kingdom
Part 3 – Kona Cafe

Day 10 - Monday 29th January 2018
Part 1 – Whispering Canyon and Hollywood Studios
Part 2 – Hollywood Studios and Jiko

Day 11 - Tuesday 30th January 2018
Part 1 – Animal Kingdom
Part 2 – Magic Kingdom
Part 3 – Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire!
Part 4 – More Magic Kingdom
Part 5 – Trail’s End!
Part 6 – Epcot EMH

Day 12 - Wednesday 31st January 2018
Part 1 – Citricos!
Part 2 – Magic Kingdom EMH

Day 13 - Thursday 1st February 2018
Part 1 – Epcot
Part 2 – Hollywood Studios
Part 3 – IllumiNations and Disney Springs

Day 14 - Friday 2nd February 2018
Part 1 – Splash Mountain Day!
Part 2 – Magic Kingdom
Part 3 – Disney Springs
Part 4 – Magic Kingdom

Day 15 - Saturday 3rd February 2018
Part 1 – Checking Out and Splash Mountain
Part 2 – Be Our Guest and Leaving Disney
Part 3 – Now’s The Time To Say Goodbye…

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  • FosterLovesMickey

    Ready for Disney......
    Dec 9, 2012
    Following along! I've thoroughly enjoyed your prior TRs, and I'm looking forward to this one. We were actually there at the same (at GF, though) - I wonder if our paths ever crossed!?
  • Greg Lembrich

    Feb 26, 2018
    Following. "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" was playing in MK one night recently after HEA and OUAT had finished. My daughter and I were making our way down Main Street and I was chatting with one of the HEA fireworks guys and neither of us could place the song. I said, "It's from a musical or movie, but I don't think it's Disney." He said, "It must be Disney, otherwise they wouldn't play it." He then recalled that it was the song in the video that Wall-E watched, which I then remembered was Hello Dolly, and suddenly we both knew it was "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" and we high-fived right in the middle of Main Street. It was a great WDW moment. Anyway, your TR title made me think of that fun memory. I look forward to reading about your trip.


    DIS Veteran
    Dec 27, 2013
    Hi Katie, I've lurked a little on your last thread and was waiting for a fresh start to join in. :) I try to keep up best I can around the DIS and will comment as I can. Meanwhile, looking forward to your stories!
  • FantasiaMagic

    DIS Veteran
    Jun 11, 2012
    I'm here! Can't wait to read about your January Adventures! I'm excited to hear what you and Jamie thought of Pandora, I was in WDW last summer when it had just opened and I loved it! Also, congrats on buying a house - that is so exciting!


    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Mar 9, 2007
    Just place holding for now. I have some other TRs to catch up with before I can get to this one. :)


    Jun 1, 2007
    Yay! Another report! I love reading about your adventures....and I'll be staying at Wilderness Lodge in June and am looking forward to hearing about your time at the resort!


    DIS Veteran
    Mar 21, 2010

    And, some exciting news, Jamie and I bought our first house!
    Ahh, congrats! Its so nice to be able to have a house that is your own... we bought our somewhat of a fixer upper almost 5 years ago and there is still so much to do! haha!

    The song also fits with the fact that I got really sick just a couple of weeks before this trip.
    I even threw up in the street, which I’ve never done before and I felt totally humiliated.
    NOO! I'm so glad you got better in time for Disney!


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