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    Talking Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

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    Hello all, and welcome to my very first (of hopefully many) Pre Trip Reports, followed by a Trip Report


    So first up, Who will be going:

    There are just the two of us going, our parents aren’t coming on this trip but hopefully will do on our next trip, ya never know
    Currently living in Glasgow, Scotland in her parents flat, we’ll be flying from Manchester, which is near my home town. Both of us are saving like crazy for this trip (I hope in future we can save enough to stay afew nights at the Poly).

    Victoria (Disney Fiancée – 23 years old)
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    This will be her first ever visit stateside (We must get a badge). Her favourite Disney films are Sleep Beauty and Pocahontas, she wants to meet as many characters as possible so we might end up running round AK hoping to bump into anyone from Pocahontas.
    Recently she has really got into all this planning stuff, choosing restaurants together and looking out for good snacks to try.

    Me (26 years old)
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    This will be my first trip as an adult, but I do remember some of the attractions from when I was a child, my very favourite was Journey into Imagination (I hope its not changed TOO much in 20 years). I’ll be looking out for meeting Belle, Beast & Gaston throughout Epcot.
    I was left with the daunting task of phoning up the US booking number yesterday to book all our meals. We couldn’t book the last one because it was 191 days out . However, all the rest have been booked


    When
    Friday 12th October to Wednesday 24th October 2012

    Events
    Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
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    Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
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    & my 27th Birthday


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    THE PLAN


    Day 01 – Friday 12th October
    Flight arrives at Orlando International at 15:20
    -Check in-
    Downtown Disney – Afternoon
    Earl of Sandwich

    Day 02 – Saturday 13th October
    MagicKingdom – Full day
    A buffet with Pooh & friends at Crystal Palace5.00pm

    Day 03 – Sunday 14th October
    Epcot – Full day
    Le Cellier - 1.30pm
    Food & Wine festival

    Day 04 – Monday 15th October
    Animal Kingdom – Full day
    Jiko: The Cooking Place – Animal Kingdom Lodge - 7.10pm
    Evening Magic Hours at Epcot (if not too tired)

    Day 05 – Tuesday 16th October
    Hollywood Studios – Full day
    Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater – 4.00pm

    Day 06 – Wednesday 17th October
    Epcot – Morning
    Spirit of Aloha – Polynesian Resort - 5.15pm
    Wishes from Poly beach.

    Day 07 – Thursday 18th October
    Epcot – Morning
    Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - 12.30pm
    Ohana – 5.00pm (Will cancel if MNSSHP is this day)
    Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    Day 08 – Friday 19th October
    DHS – Morning
    Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - 12.30pm (Will cancel if MNSSHP is day before)
    Ohana – 5.00pm
    (Possible) Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    Day 09 – Saturday 20th October Birthday
    Animal Kingdom - Morning
    Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House Restaurant – 8.05am
    Epcot – Afternoon
    Via Napoli5.45pm
    Nice stroll round Polynesian or Contemporary?

    Day 10 – Sunday 21st October
    SeaWorld – Halloween Spooktacular

    Day 11 – Monday 22nd October
    Universal Studios
    DTD – Evening (To buy)

    Day 12 – Tuesday 23rd October
    Animal Kingdom/Hollywood Studios – Morning
    Epcot – Afternoon
    California Grill - 9.10pm for Hallowishes viewing

    Day 13 – Wednesday 24th October
    -Check out & leave bags in hotel-
    Magic Kingdom – Morning
    -Pick up bags from hotel-
    Flight departs from Orlando International at 20:25


    Snack list

    MK
    Dole Whip
    Raspberry Lemonade Slush
    Ice Cream Sandwich
    Cinnamon roll (extra frosting)
    Bread Pudding
    Mickeys Ice Cream bar
    Mickeys rise Krispie treat
    Citrus Swirl

    EPCOT
    Funnel Cakes
    School Bread
    Many booths from the F&W festival

    DHS
    Butterfinger cupcake
    Red Velvet cheesecake cupcake
    Marble cupcake
    Carrot cake cookie
    Apple cinnamon muffin

    AK
    Paw print brownie
    Zebra cupcake
    White chocolate elephant cupcake

    DTD & Resorts
    Churros
    Brownie and frosting sandwich
    Zebra Domes
    Tonga Toast (Need to have breakfast at Poly?)
    Bread Pudding
    Lapu Lapu
    Tie dye cheesecake



    Next we need to have a big read into the Photopass cd/Photopass+ and see which is the best deal out there.
    Request a refrigerator
    for the room.



    I think that is all so far.
    Thank you all for reading and I hope to update it with anything else soon, this has been fun!

    Ian & Vicky.
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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Loving your plans so far - especially the snack list - I thought Matt and I were the only nuttas to do that - ha ha! Tonga toast... nom nom...
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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Cinnamon roll (extra frosting)
    Oh, and the extra frosting is VERY important! Best bit of the rolls in the US - can't seem to find anything close here in the UK.
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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Sounds like it's gonna' be a great trip!
    Planning is half the fun! Keep us posted...

    BTW...We share a birthday. I'll be turning 50 on Oct. 20th.
    And, with the way things are turning for the better lately, we're hoping to possibly swing a trip down there for my half-century day.
    If we can make it happen, maybe we can all meet up at some point?! That would be fun.
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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by missbounce View Post
    Oh, and the extra frosting is VERY important! Best bit of the rolls in the US - can't seem to find anything close here in the UK.
    First off, Going to the Poly for Tonga Toast is a must do then?
    I read in the DisneyFoodBlog to ask for extra frosting, it looks delicious but have no idea what their like (nothing to compare them too here as you say)


    Quote Originally Posted by mickeytoo View Post
    Sounds like it's gonna' be a great trip!
    Planning is half the fun! Keep us posted...

    BTW...We share a birthday. I'll be turning 50 on Oct. 20th.
    And, with the way things are turning for the better lately, we're hoping to possibly swing a trip down there for my half-century day.
    If we can make it happen, maybe we can all meet up at some point?! That would be fun.
    Thats sounds great! Make sure to pick up your badge at the hotel desk!!! I had the lady on the phone reminding me about that
    Get a Disney trip booked for October, it'd be nice to meet up with people on here, we could share a meal


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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Sounds like so much fun, I love the food list! You will love being back after not going for so many years! Have an awesome time, and I say yes, the Tonga Toast is a must
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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Your Pre Trip Report is fantastic!! Really love the snack list, and how everything is so detailed!!
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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Woo thank you guys!

    Soon we will work out the MUST TRY food from the booths at the F&W Festival, but I think we're holding out for the 2012 ones before we make a list of those. However the ones from 2011 look fantastic, and some don't LOOK tasty but apparently are (Fishermans Pie)


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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Awesome Pre Trip report

    Just read somewhere?!?! That all value resorts will be getting mini fridges in the next couple months )

    Hope you have an awesome trip!!!
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    Ian, the trip plans look fantastic! Really good restaurant choices. I think youre going to love that time of year. The crowds are pretty small and Epcot during the Food & Wine Festival is unmatched! We love going to WDW in Sept / Oct because of the weather, low crowds and F&W. We could spend days at F&W. Love trying the foods, and a bit of beer and wine. Its just a great time.

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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    Having a mini fridge in our room would be brilliant to keep all our goodies stored

    Thank you, JohnO we'll hopefully check out some of the resorts during this tirp, and hey we were going to stay at POR, but decided to save some more money and do POP!


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    Re: Ian & Vickys *PRE TRIP REPORT* - Oct 2012

    WOO HOOO!

    After a lenghy call to the US again, because the website was down. Yesterday we managed to secure our final ADR for California Grill.

    Day 12 – Tuesday 23rd October
    Animal Kingdom/Hollywood Studios – Morning
    Epcot – Afternoon
    California Grill - 9.10pm
    Hallowishes - 9.30pm


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