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Trip Report **COMPLETED** The Tale of Two Trips (finally moving on from the PTR)

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by Doc Disney, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 7 continued
    We weren't very hungry, obviously, but we did still try some treats
    Not sure what possessed me to take this picture...its the only one I have of the buffet :)
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    This dessert party was much different than previous times we had been to. The CMs were super outgoing and friendly and kept telling us if we wanted to we could leave to get real food. We weren't looking for real food but we did leave in search of a blanket because it was so cold. We could not find any blankets in the Emporium so we almost bought a towel. When we went to go buy it I noticed they had blankets for $19, but with a $40 purchase. I asked/begged the CM for a blanket and he let me buy it straight up for $19 with no other purchases. I was so grateful! Back to the dessert party we went :) We also randomly got an entire thing of Ghirardelli chocolates as a Wishes dessert party thank you :)
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    The whole point of me booking this party was so we could watch Wishes one last time while sitting at a table and without fighting the crowds. Plus we were extra comfy with our new blanket. I really wanted to enjoy Wishes fully so I didn't take any pictures except for a few failed ones when Tinkerbell came out :)
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    I surprisingly made it through Wishes without crying too much. However, as we were leaving the dessert party it hit me and I started sobbing :cry:. You have to go through a tunnel of CMs on the way out and I literally had to walk with my head down so they didn't see me crying. My Mom was trying to calm me down saying we were so lucky we got to see it so many times and so lucky we got to see it once more :joyfull::rolleyes::cry:. This was making me cry harder :D:D. I kept whimpering about the music and how I was worried the new show wouldn't have good music. I literally never cry at anything but saying Goodbye to Wishes was so sad!!! Everyone walking around us probably thought I was insane :) Luckily I calmed myself down by the time we got to the boats but this was the aftermath ...
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    Something that did make me giggle on the boat was when a little girl in front of us on the boat pointed out Space Mountain and the grandma said it was Epcot and it was where they were going tomorrow :banghead::rolleyes::D
    After this we checked out some stuff in the gift shop then headed off to bed :)

    Next up: Last day :(
     
  2. Big Hair

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    Nice view at the desert party. I took the crew to it last February and got the table by the kitchen door. Lol. I was very disappointed especially since I made the reservation as early as they would let me. We also got there early. I didn't really care about the deserts although they were okay.. I was looking for a comfortable, uncrowded, up close view. I am glad you got good seats.
     
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  3. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Oh no really? Did they have assigned tables ? I haven't had assigned tables since Feb 2015...
     
  4. DisneyBound2017

    DisneyBound2017 Active Member

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    Your seats looked amazing, and although the experience was bittersweet for you, it's so great you got to see it one more time. I hope the new show lives up to your expectations :)
     
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  5. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 8
    This morning we got up early and sadly packed up our things to check out
    I took a random 2 pictures of the room :)
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    After eating breakfast at the Territory Lounge and checking our luggage we headed to the MK via bus!
    Our fav.
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    We somehow made it in time for the Opening Show...this time there were fireworks :)
    I overheard a CM saying that anything that could be happening today...was happening. And she was right! It was the first wedding in the MK, marching bands were all over and the Ant and Dec show was filming!
    Anyway, first off we went on Buzz...shocking
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    Then we wandered over towards BTMR
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    Everyone fell out behind us ?!?! LOL jk obviously
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    Next up: Day 8 continued
     
  6. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 8 continued
    We got to go on BTMR twice actually :)
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    We somehow ended up at Aladdin after this
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    Next up was POTC :)
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    We for some reason got squished on with two other girls! (on purpose) Oh well :)
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    Here is one of said marching bands :)
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    Next up was Peter Pan (don't have any pictures) then the Carousel
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    Next up: more MK!
     
  7. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I hope so too :)
     
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  8. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 8 continued
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    We happened to walk by the Winnie the Pooh and Tigger M and G area just as it was starting so we hopped in line :) This line is always long and I can see why..they spend a ton of time with you!!
    Tigger was verrry bouncy this morning
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    Pooh was pointing out that my Mom had a red shirt on, but she was mad she didn't have her Pooh shirt on :)
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    This was so great! I was so happy we stopped :)
    After this is was Peoplemover time :)
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    We got stuck on this for a few minutes so when we got off it was time for our FP! Only, Space Mountain was down
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    I looked on the Touring Plans app and it said it would open at 11:29 and it was correct! Not sure how it knows :) On we went :)
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    So overall this morning we got on 9 rides and one M and G :) Pretty solid morning!!!

    Next up: lunch time!
     
  9. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 8 continued
    Our lunch reservation time was scheduled for later but luckily I was able to move it up. Our final destination was Tony's Town Square :)
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    We were offered a beer and wine list here too...so odd! We did not partake this time :)
    Bread to start
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    I ordered the Pasta Primavera...wanted to order something I haven't tried before and I was so happy that I did :) Super yummy!
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    My Mom ordered the Baked Rigatoni
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    She talks about this ALL the time because how good it was :) I tried some but it wasn't my jam :)
    We were able to watch the dress rehearsals of Ant and Dec from the window so that was cool :)
    We had a bit of time before we had to leave so decided to head to the monorail to head to Epcot once more :)
    The express monorail was closed so we headed to the MK monorail
    Bye MK :((
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    Some guy busted on the monorail in front of us and slide to the other side telling his kids he was smart because "they would be able to get off first at the TTC." :p I didn't have the heart to tell him that it was an opposite side exit for the TTC :)
    Epcot monorail!
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    First stop in Epcot was The Seas (made a FP on the monorail) :)
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    I was able to snag a Soarin' FP after this but first we headed to Germany so my Mom could get a caramel.

    Next up: more Epcot
     
  10. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Day 8 continued
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    We took a very long walk around World Showcase to get my Mom's caramel and back to Soarin' :) I swear we do this to ourselves a lot at the end of trips and its always sem-hot :)
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    We waited a very long time in Soarin' but was worth it in the end. EVERYONE was super into the ride :)
    After this we sadly had to go back to WL and wait for our Tragical Express :(
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    Sadly our bus finally came so we had to leave Disney :( This time we weren't coming back in 2 weeks :cry::cry::cry:
    At the airport my Mom had TSA precheck but I didn't so she waited with me. Either way we were whipped through the line quickly. The TSA guys were loving life and laughing at everyone. We did get sniffed by a dog but did not have to take our shoes off...so that was something :)
    We checked out Cask and Larder again and this time I included my food pictures just in case you wanted to see.
    I had the C and L cheeseburger
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    And my Mom had the Mac and Cheese
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    Yum!
    Sadly it was time to fly home
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    I made my Mom get a drink we me on the way home :)
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    The end....:( Goodbye two glorious back to back trips :(

    Next up: final thoughts :)
     
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  12. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Final Summary

    Hotels -
    We loved BOTH the Polynesian and the WL...but I think the Polynesian just a bit more....probably because of all the construction at WL though :) We will definitely be back to both hotels :)

    Restaurants - New for us was Victoria and Alberts (hopeful someday to go back), The Boathouse (not my Mom's favorite...not sure if we will be back), Chef Artsmith's (will definitely be back), Crystal Palace dinner (will not be bad sadly), 50's Prime Time (will be back), Tiffins (100% will be back) and Cinderella's Royal Table (will definitely be back!). Overall my Mom and I decided we are over character meals for a bit so in general will take a break from those :)

    Time of year - It was packed!!!!! It was fine with just adults and not caring if we did everything, but I would feel a little differently if I were a first timer or with my nephew. Spring break will do that to you :) NOT going to complain about going two weeks apart...that was awesome!

    Best parts - Do I have to chose?! Overall I would probably say the drink challenge we did with Jill was one of my favorite things we have ever done. Loved meeting up with @Tuvalu and @TrolleyFollower91 too :) Overall we tried a lot of new things for us and I was super happy with that :)

    Next up: Birthdays are coming...
     
  13. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    OMG! I didn't notice that :)
     
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    Aurora looks like she is either very sleepy or she just woke up. I guess that's actually pretty appropriate. :joyfull:
     
  15. joshsprincess921

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    I, on the other hand, couldn't imagine my life without shrimp! hah! Josh wouldn't try it either and he's a big seafood eater.
     
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    When you get off the monorail (or ferry) at the TTC you are already in a "secure" zone. (The security screening at TTC is done where the trams drop off.) So you can leave MK and transfer to the Epcot monorail without being screened again until the entrance to Epcot.
     
  17. dddisney

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    Great report.
     
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  18. TrolleyFollower91

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    Awww...we loved meeting up with you!!!
     
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    Sad to see your reports end but glad you had two magical trips! Can't wait for your next trip!!! ;)
     
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  20. LadyBelle

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    Awesome report(s)! Great reading about the new restaurant choices.
     
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