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Thursday, 5 November 2015

We're Baaaack! With a Disney World Trip Report!

It's OK, I'm not dead. I just got busy. For, like, eight months. Whoops! Sorry about that...

For those of you who don't know, we recently took a trip to WALT DISNEY WORLD (sadly not for all of those eight months, just two weeks)!!

As I post my trip report over on the DISboards, I will also share the posts here. :) It's going to get really, REALLY Disney over here for a while, so if that's not your thing, maybe give me a miss. But hey, you're used to that after eight months of no updates. :)

I will try to translate the Disney shorthand as we go along. If I miss something, just ask!

Here goes...

The One With All The Plans

On our last trip, we pretty much just muddled along with no Fast Passes (FPs), Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR) or real plans. We stayed off-property and only made one reservation, for Cinderella's Royal Table (CRT). I made sketchy plans before we left and promptly left them at home in my hurry to pack. We had a fabulous time regardless!

This time, however, we were WAY more organised! Like, multiple spreadsheets organised. We also had a great deal which included 14 day park-hopper tickets for the price of 7 days, free Quick-Service Dining Plan, and a $100 gift card. We hired a car as we planned to also visit Tampa to see an NHL game, and go to the beach, as well as shopping trips to the discount outlets, etc. We saved for three years for our trip and it was the first time we would be staying on property (and only my second visit to WDW) so we wanted to do it properly!

Here's a brief run-down of how our trip plans looked before we left. We'll go over how they changed later!!

Resort: Caribbean Beach
Island: Jamaica
Stay: 14 Nights (Oct. 5-20th 2015)
Disney Dining Plan (DDP): Quick Service (QS)

Sun Oct. 4th
Hockey game, then travel to the Hilton at Manchester Airport to spend the night before our earlyish flight the next day.

Mon Oct. 5th
Fly from Manchester to MCO, collect the car, drive to the resort, check in, unpack, etc.

ADR: Planet Hollywood
Spend the evening at Disney Springs

Tues Oct. 6th
Park: Magic Kingdom

ADR: 10:35am - Crystal Palace
FP: 12:25pm 7 Dwarves’ Mine Train
1:25pm Space Mountain
2:25pm Big Thunder Mountain

ADR: Hallowishes Dessert Party

Weds Oct. 7th
Park: Universal Studios/Islands Of Adventure

Thurs Oct. 8th
Park: Disney Springs, Tampa.
ADR: 12:30 T-Rex
Drive to Tampa for Lightning home season opener.

Fri Oct. 9th
Park: Animal Kingdom

FP: 11:05am Kilimanjaro Safaris
1:10pm Expedition Everest
2:50pm Dinosaur

Sat Oct. 10th

ADR: 12:55 Chef Mickey's (brunch)

Sun Oct. 11th
Park: DHS

FP: 2:50pm Star Tours
5:50pm Tower of Terror
6:55pm Fantasmic!

Mon Oct. 12th

FP: 11:30am Soarin’
12:40pm The Seas With Nemo
2:20pm Mission Space

ADR: IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party 8pm

Tues Oct. 13th

ADR: Beaches and Cream 4pm

Weds Oct. 14th
Park: Animal Kingdom
FP: 1:30pm Festival of the Lion King
3:40pm Expedition Everest
5:00pm Kali River Rapids

Thurs Oct. 15th
Park: Universal

Fri Oct. 16th
Park: Magic Kingdom

FP: 11:20am Enchanted Tales With Belle
12:50pm Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
2:50pm Splash Mountain

ADR: 5:55 Be Our Guest

Sat Oct. 17th
Park: Magic Kingdom
FP: 2:45pm Festival of Fantasy Parade
8:30pm Main St Electrical Parade
9:35pm Wishes

Sun Oct 18th
Park: Disney Hollywood Studios/Disney Springs

FP: 3:30pm Lights! Motors! Action!
5:35pm Frozen Singalong
6:55pm Fantasmic!

Mon Oct. 19th

Park: Magic Kingdom
FP: 12:25pm 7 Dwarves’ Mine Train
1:25pm Space Mountain
2:25pm Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Travel home.

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