Friday, 13 September 2019
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
And just like that, we were at the last full day at the parks. We decided we had to end the holiday at Magic Kingdom, so we went there first thing after our Disney Hotel breakfast, and went on Carousel of Progress and the Peoplemover, took some purple wall photos, bought a load of pins, and soaked up some of that wonderful Disney atmosphere. We then went to meet Grace in EPCOT to say our goodbyes to her (and to have a pineapple Fanta) and Sam got some Disney wall photos of his own. We then went back to the hotel for a wander round and a swim, and we spent a lovely couple of hours at the Flippin Fins pool, before getting changed and heading back to Magic Kingdom, where we instantly went to get Casey’s hotdogs and watched the Dance Party parade. We then went on Big Thunder, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and It’s A Small World, before deciding to opt out of watching the fireworks and having a nice quiet evening at the hotel.
Our last morning in the parks had come, so we sadly went and checked out of our suite, stored our cases and went for one final time to Magic Kingdom, where we went on Buzz Lightyear, the Peoplemover, Dumbo and the teacups, before going to our final two fast passes of the trip; meeting Rapunzel and Tiana and Mickey and Minnie. On our way to the princesses, we saw the FairyGodmother was meeting, so we also did that and it was perfect. We then met the princesses, took a slow walk down MainStreet, watched the dapper dans and met Mickey and Minnie, before heading back to the hotel to get lunch and pick up our cases, and then heading to the airport to come home.
It was honestly the most magical 12 days ever, and I can’t wait to go back. In fact, Sam and I are already planning our next trip, so it wasn’t a goodbye really, it was a see ya real soon.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
I’m back with my last two trip reports. I can’t believe they’ve taken me all the way up to September (but I also can because of how unfocused I’ve been lately) but we’re on to the final two posts now, so, here goes.
Day nine was our last day with the Page family, and our last day at Animal Kingdom, so Sam and I headed there in the morning, we saw Kevin straight away, and then we went on Everest, where we were front row! We then went and hid in Flame Tree Barbecue from the downpour, which seemed to go on forever, and then we went on Dinosaur, which I hated and will never ride again. After that, we headed over to EPCOT, went around the world and on The Three Caballeros and Frozen Ever After, and then, as we had a reservation at Garden Grill with everyone else, we took a slow walk over and on the way Sam bought me the most gorgeous Alex and Ani bracelet. We got to Garden Grill where we got seated early, met Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale, ate absolutely amazing steak, and even had Mickey and Chip join us for dinner. Once we’d finished eating we all went to watch Illuminations together, which was a nice thing for the Page family to do together on their last night, as it’s a Page family favourite.
Day 10 was check out and check in day. We had to leave the villa as Sam’s family were heading to California later that day, so the goodbyes started early. First to Sam’s sisters, who were heading to Magic Kingdom for the morning, and then to Sam’s parents, who were heading to the beach. We dropped our stuff off at Art of Animation, where we were staying until the end of our trip, and then went to Hollywood Studios. We met Woody and Bo Peep, went on Toy Story Mania, Alien Swirling Saucers, had lunch at Woody’s Lunch Box, and went on Rock N Rollercoaster.
After that we decided to go check in to our hotel, where we got upgraded to a Lion King Suite as our room wasn’t ready, so we went and chilled in there for a couple of hours, before getting a pizza and heading back to Hollywood Studios, where we went on Star Tours, watched One Man’s Dream, built a lightsaber for Sam, and watched Fantasmic and the end of the Star Wars fireworks, which was a perfect way to end the day for both of us.
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
On day seven of our trip, we all decided to have a barbecue in the evening at the villa, so we went into the parks early and went to Hollywood Studios to go on Toy Story Mania, which Sam absolutely loved. We also went and saw the Frozen singalong, and then realised we still had a couple of Fastpasses from our DVC talk, so we headed over to Magic Kingdom, watched a bit of the parade, and went on Splash Mountain and Space Mountain before heading back to the villa for our barbecue.
The next day we went to EPCOT first thing, went on Figment and met Joy and Sadness, and went over to the other side of the character spot to meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. After that, we had some lunch, went on Soarin and went on Test Track again, where we came first, yay. After that, a miracle happened and a fastpass for Flight of Passage popped up, so we got the bus over to Animal Kingdom, had some food at Flame Tree Barbecue and went on Flight of Passage, which was breathtaking and we then went on it again with Laura. We ended the night by watching the show on the Tree of Life.
Sunday, 18 August 2019
Day five of Walt Disney World was another EPCOT day, and also Bastille Day, so the first thing we did was obviously take some photos in France. We met up with Grace who is out there doing the crp, and we decided to meet Aurora, Mulan and Mary Poppins. Afterwards, me and Sam were both famished so we went over to Japan and had a delicious Katsu Curry and Matcha cheesecake. We also went in the Kawaii exhibition, which I loved, and then went on Test Track and Mission Space. We then had a quiet evening of wandering around the world, taking photos and watching Illuminations.
The next day we had an early start at Animal Kingdom, where we went straight over to Dinoland and met Chip and Dale, Daisy and Donald. We then watched Festival of the Lion King and had some lunch. After lunch, we went on the Na’vi River Journey and the Kali River Rapids, which we’re both really fun. It then started pouring it down, so we headed over to Hollywood Studios, and hid from the rain in the shops. We then went and got in the queue and rode Slinky Dog Dash. After that, Sam’s parents came over to meet us, and we got some drinks and watched Voyage of the Little Mermaid, before getting some food and watching the Star Wars fireworks.