Well, that didn't go just quite as planned ..... an Aug/Sept 17 Update 07/12

dizneeat

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 9, 2006




And here we go again ..........



Tom and I (Karin) went on another adventure/vacation to WDW in the summer of 2017. Little did we know that many of the things we had planned did not turn out as planned.



Here's my dear brother Tom, a retired mailman, with his new best friend, who got the biggest giggle out of his shirt.
Tom goes along with whatever I plan, as he loves everything and anything Disney just as much as I do.

I am still working as a teacher in a small village in Upper Austria. Thankfully I have a bit of spare time on my hands as well, so I can plan our vacations.

We both grew up here in Austria, where Disney is not a part of life. As kids we got to read the Mickey Mouse cartoons, that our parents would buy for us, but that was it. We were both aware of the fact that there are Disney parks out there, but they are for little kids, aren't they?
When we went to California for the first time in 1992, Los Angeles was one of the places to visit and since we had a day to spare we wanted to just "see" Disneyland. Little did we know that we would fall in love with all things Disney and an addiction was formed.
We have been back to Disneyland a few times, hold APs to Walt Disney World and take frequent trips to Disneyland Paris. Guess what, we cruise with Disney as well.

Just a few hints about this trip .........

It started on August 22 and we were looking forward to a lot of things, like a dessert party and



a fun Halloween Party with friends



Savor, Sip and Sparkle event at the Contemporary Resort




a cruise on the Disney Dream









yes, there was a LOT of food, which will be a HUGE part of the report



gifts ..... :lovestruc



and another MNSSHP with even more friends



Food and Wine event





um ........., did I mention that there will be food? :laughing:





and Hurricane Irma which extended our trip by a week



before it was time to head back to Austria.

There were quite a few unexpected twists and turns in our trip to keep the excitement up. :rotfl2:

Come on and join us for the "ride".

 

dizneeat

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 9, 2006
Chapters:

Day 1, August 22
Not quite as planned - part 1
Not quite as planned - part 2


Day 2, August 23
Happily ever after in a new resort - part 1
Happily ever after in a new resort - part 2
Happily ever after in a new resort - part 3
Happily ever after in a new resort - part 4


Day 3, August 24
Pain and fun and laughter - part 1

Pain and fun and laughter - part 2

Day 4, August 25
Boo to you!! - part 1

Boo to you!! - part 2
Boo to you!! - part 3
Boo to you!! - part 4

Day 5, August 26
Treasure hunts and being rained out - part 1
Treasure hunts and being rained out - part 2


Day 6, August 27
Savor, Sip and Sparkle - part 1
Savor, Sip and Sparkle - part 2
Savor, Sip and Sparkle - part 3


Day 7, August 28
Let’s sail away …. - part 1
Let’s sail away …. - part 2


Day 8, August 29
I wonder if they sell cold medicine … - part 1
I wonder if they sell cold medicine … - part 2


Day 9, August 30
Cast away - part 1

Cast away - part 2

Day 10, August 31
How to spend time during a day at sea …… - part 1
How to spend time during a day at sea …… - part 2


Day 11, September 1

Off the boat and on with the party - part 1
Off the boat and on with the party - part 2
Off the boat and on with the party - part 3


Day 12, September 2
Tired and feeling not too well - part 1

Day 13, September 3
Brunch and a short visit with friends - part 1
Brunch and a short visit with friends - part 2

Day 14, September 4

Let's conquer the parks again - part 1

Let's conquer the parks again - part 2

Day 15, September 5
On the move - part 1
On the move - part 2
On the move - part 3

Day 16, September 6
Maybe we should start to worry - part 1
Maybe we should start to worry - part 2

Day 17, September 7
We won't make it out of here - part 1
We won't make it out of here - part 2

Day 18, September 8
Getting ready for the storm - part 1

Day 19, September 9

The calm before the storm - part 1
The calm before the storm - part 2

Day 20, September 10
Meeting Miss Irma - part 1

Day 21, September 11
Irma was here - part 1

Day 22, September 12
Ready to play again - part 1
Ready to play again - part 2

Day 23, September 13
A leisurely day with a late night - part 1
A leisurely day with a late night - part 2

Day 24, September 14
A "new" resort to explore - part 1
A "new" resort to explore - part 2
A "new" resort to explore - part 3

Day 25, September 15
Time to leave - part 1
Time to leave - part 2

Day 26, September 16
Last leg of the trip - part 1 (and done)
 
Last edited:
  • Teri1

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 22, 1999
    I’m here!! Can’t wait to read all about it, especially since I have a small part in it!
     
  • Suejacken

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 19, 2014



    And here we go again ..........



    Tom and I (Karin) went on another adventure/vacation to WDW in the summer of 2017. Little did we know that many of the things we had planned did not turn out as planned.



    Here's my dear brother Tom, a retired mailman, with his new best friend, who got the biggest giggle out of his shirt.
    Tom goes along with whatever I plan, as he loves everything and anything Disney just as much as I do.

    I am still working as a teacher in a small village in Upper Austria. Thankfully I have a bit of spare time on my hands as well, so I can plan our vacations.

    We both grew up here in Austria, where Disney is not a part of life. As kids we got to read the Mickey Mouse cartoons, that our parents would buy for us, but that was it. We were both aware of the fact that there are Disney parks out there, but they are for little kids, aren't they?
    When we went to California for the first time in 1992, Los Angeles was one of the places to visit and since we had a day to spare we wanted to just "see" Disneyland. Little did we know that we would fall in love with all things Disney and an addiction was formed.
    We have been back to Disneyland a few times, hold APs to Walt Disney World and take frequent trips to Disneyland Paris. Guess what, we cruise with Disney as well.

    Just a few hints about this trip .........

    It started on August 22 and we were looking forward to a lot of things, like a dessert party and



    a fun Halloween Party with friends



    Savor, Sip and Sparkle event at the Contemporary Resort




    a cruise on the Disney Dream









    yes, there was a LOT of food, which will be a HUGE part of the report



    gifts ..... :lovestruc



    and another MNSSHP with even more friends



    Food and Wine event





    um ........., did I mention that there will be food? :laughing:





    and Hurricane Irma which extended our trip by a week



    before it was time to head back to Austria.

    There were quite a few unexpected twists and turns in our trip to keep the excitement up. :rotfl2:

    Come on and join us for the "ride".

    [/QUOTE
     

    Suejacken

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 19, 2014
    I'm in. I put it on watch thread. I love trip reports. I went to Austria once and loved it.
     
  • franandaj

    I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2009
    Joining in.

    Looks like a lot of fun was had in addition to the unexpected twists and turns. I can't wait to hear all about it!
     
    Last edited:

    dizneeat

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 9, 2006
    I’m here!! Can’t wait to read all about it, especially since I have a small part in it!
    :welcome: Teri!
    Your part was not small at all. Loved spending time with you two. Soooooooo much fun.


    Here! Can't wait to read all about it!
    :welcome:
    Great to have you here. First installment coming up in a few more minutes.

    Can't wait to hear more!
    :welcome:
    Very happy to have you here. More coming up soon.

    I'm in. I put it on watch thread. I love trip reports. I went to Austria once and loved it.
    :welcome:
    Thank you for joining in. I hope you will enjoy it. And great to hear that you enjoyed your time in Austria. :thumbsup2
     

    dizneeat

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 9, 2006
    Joining in.

    Looks like a lot of fun was had in addition to the unexpected twists and turns. I can't wait to hear all about it!
    :welcome: Alison!
    It sure was a lot of fun, even though the initial trip went far too quickly and there were a few unexpected/unplanned "things" along the way.
    ;)

    Joining in.
    :welcome:
    Great to have you here.

    I'm in! I think I might have made the first page too! :teeth:
    :welcome:
    Awesome to see you here. And sure you made the first page! :thumbsup2

    Joining in - love reading about your adventures!
    :welcome:
    Nice to know that you are here. So you have read about some of our previous adventures ...... hope you were well entertained. :goodvibes

    Hi Karin! Thank you for the shout out! I will be back to read!
    :welcome:Tammie!
    Great to have you here too. Love to know that my DISfriends are all here.
     


    Connect

    Disney News and Updates

    Get Daily Email Updates


    Top