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Trip Report Hakunamatata's Ultra .000001%er 2017 "Whats All This Pandoramonium About?" Trip Report

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    hakunamatata Its about damned time. Premium Member

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    (This trip takes place May 25, 2017 through June 11, 2017).

    This year the 'matata family is celebrating a few milestones (I really hope to get one of those special "milestone celebration" magical fastpasses). One of which is the daughter turned 18 this last fall. We were initially going to do a Disney cruise but a couple people in the family have iffy constitutions and likely would have been life flighted off the ship half way through due to severe motion sickness and claustrophobia. So we elected instead to do an extended land vacation at Universal (3 days) and Walt Disney World (11 days).

    We will be driving to our destination via our Honda Pilot SUV. During our Universal portion of the trip we will be staying at the gorgeous TownPlace Suites - Flamingo Crossings. During the WDW portion of our trip we will be staying at Disneys Polynesian Village Resort and Fruity Adult Beverage Oasis. Way back in the day when vacationing as a young chap I remember the monorail trip from the TTC to the MK, passing over the Poly thinking to myself, "self, hopefully you will stay there one day before they take out the big lobby water fountain and create DVC rooms and pier top huts over the aligator infested waters of Seven Seas Lagoon". Well, didnt make it before some of those things happened, but I am going to get to stay there none the less.

    I hope to be able to "live" report during our trip. We were not expecting to be there during the grand reveal of The World of Pandora, but I am looking forward to the sparkly bling of a jewelry themed land. For the benefit of all that follow, know that I will have received countless eye roles and stink-eye looks bringing you this live report as well as a number of "your taking a picture of that?" and "another churro?" questioning.

    So in the words of Walt Disney....."For all those who come to this happy place, we accept cash and credit cards only, no checks please".

    Enjoy!
     
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    hakunamatata Its about damned time. Original Poster Premium Member

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    I should first throw a shout out of thanks to Pam at @Kingdom Konsultant who always does a top notch job with our vacations. We usually change things alot before finally getting down to our final plans.

    Let me also quickly point out that because of Hurricane Matthew in the fall of 2016, i spent a few days in the Orlando area for work. I got to meet up with @Monty , @Joe , and briefly bumped into @Pumbas Nakasak in The World of Disney store. Although I did not enter any of the parks, I did do some resort hopping and actually lit a tiki torch at the Polynesian to keep a flame burning until we returned for our vacation. You may have seen it out near the bus stop. I hope its still burning.

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    So now for the details:

    May 25 - Kids out of school at noon, we hit the road and spend the night in Chattanooga TN.

    May 26 - Check into the TownPlace Suites - Flamingo Crossing. Dinner Raglan Road.

    May 27, 28, tolerate Enjoy Universal Studios.

    May 29 - Disney Springs and off property gift shops.

    May 30 - Check into the Poly - Dinner at the Poly Luau Dinner Show.

    May 31 - Magic Kingdom - Dinner Skipper Canteen

    June 1 - Epcot - Dinner Rose and Crown

    June 2 - DAK - Breakfast at Kona Cafe.

    June 3 - DHS - 50s Prime Time Cafe.

    June 4 - MK - Dinner Be Our Guest

    June 5 - Epcot - Dinner Chef Mickeys

    June 6 - DAK/DHS - Breakfast 1900 Park Fare

    June 7 - MK - Dinner Cindis Royal Table

    June 8 - Epcot - Lunch Tepan Edo

    June 9 - MK - Dinner Be Our Guest. Mrs 'mata birthday celebration.

    June 10 - depart, overnight Murphreesborogh TN

    June 11 - arrive home.

    June 12 - check bank account.
     
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    hakunamatata Its about damned time. Original Poster Premium Member

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    FP+ have been booked at the 60 day mark. Here is what we ended up with for FP+ along with dining reservations.

    May 31
    Pirates of the Caribbean-9:50
    Peter Pan - 11:15
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - 3:10
    Skipper Canteen - 6:20

    June 1
    Spaceship Earth - 9:05
    Seas with Nemo and Friends - 10:50
    Frozen Ever After - 3:40
    Rose and Crown - 7:00

    June 2
    Kona Cafe - 7:40
    Na'vi River Journey 12:55
    Expedition Everest - 2:40
    Rivers of Light - 8:35

    June 3
    Toy Story Midway Mania -10:00
    Tower of Terror - 11:55
    Star Tours - 2:00
    50s Prime Time - 3:00

    June 4
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 9:45
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - 12:50
    Haunted Mansion - 2:40
    Be Our Guest - 6:30

    June 5
    Living with the Land - 9:15
    Soarin - 10:35
    Spaceship Earth - 4:35
    Chef Mickeys - 7:10

    June 6
    1900 Parke Faire - 8:30
    Killimanjaro Safari - 11:55
    Avatar - Flight of Passage - 1:20
    Festival of the Lion King - 3:30

    June 7
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - 9:40
    Space Mountain - 11:35
    Buzz Lightyear SRS - 1:10
    Cindi's Royal Table - 8:15

    June 8
    Journey Into Imagination - 9:05
    Spaceship Earth - 10:05
    Test Track- 11:45
    Teppan Edo. - 2:00

    June 9
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - 10:40
    Peter Pan - 11:40
    Haunted Mansion - 1:00
    Be Our Guest - 5:50
     
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