Trip Report A long overdue August 2017 Trip Report

Beastly74

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Hello Everyone :), I haven't posted a trip report since 2014 so I am a bit rusty. I had all of the photos for this trip saved in a file marked trip report but I never got back to it, however since I have seen a lot of other people posting older trip reports I was hoping no one would mind if I added mine. This particular trip almost didn't happen because at the time my father was very sick and we were not sure how much longer he would be with us. I talked it over with my parents and my dad encouraged my husband and I to go. I am so glad we did because I have the most wonderful memory of sharing the photos with my father and talking about everything we did.

When: August 14-20, 2017
Where: All Star Sports

We actually left on August 13 and flew to Toronto to stay overnight with my DH's brother and then flew to Orlando the next morning.

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The next few photos are from the flight on August 14th:


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Bye Toronto!
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We arrived and made our way to this beautiful sight (only got lost once ;)).
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DH was ready to go!
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On our way...
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Beastly74

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Hmmm the photos seem much larger than I expected so I will try to make them a bit smaller going forward.

It did not take long to arrive in the bubble.
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Our room for the week:

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We checked out our room and then hopped on a bus to Disney Springs for dinner. This was our 4th trip to Disney World and we knew exactly where we wanted to eat...Wolfgang Puck Express. My DH loves the salmon dish there and it is one of the best values on the quick service dining plan.

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I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf and it was delish. I have a pic but it doesn't look very appealing because I had already started to destroy it 🤣.

Next I had to stop and pick up a few ornaments for our Christmas tree. As we had not been there since 2014 I figured I was entitled to 3 new ornaments 😉.
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Beastly74

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We spent a couple hours wandering around taking pics before the heat got to us and we had to head back to our room for a rest. We are from Atlantic Canada and it rarely gets that freaking hot here. I decided after this trip that I would stick to going in late September. Still hot but not scorching.

Me: "It moved!"
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DH: "Ya, sure it did :rolleyes:."
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Me...
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This guy is so photogenic ♥
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Beastly74

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After a nice rest and a change of clothes we went back to Disney Springs for the evening and had a late dinner at WPE 😁.

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This was my meal:
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DH got the exact same meal so I did not bother with a pic.

We both got the same dessert :hungry:.

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Once again we did a little shopping.
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Beastly74

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Tuesday, August 15th

We got up early and I was hoping to see the opening show at Magic Kingdom but we missed it by 15 minutes.

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Happy to see the castle doors were open...
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Looking back
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Looking up
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DH was ready to go :D.
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Stopped to admire the beautiful pictures
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Beastly74

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We were fortunate to catch Cinderella's Stepsisters enjoying themselves.
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I was worried that the lady in front was going to fall off trying to take a picture 😄.

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Then we were off to enjoy our 1st ride.
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I am almost short enough for the door lol.
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A great little ride to start a beautiful day 😊.
 

Beastly74

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Our next ride was Under the Sea
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And then we went to visit Gaston's Tavern.
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After a quick break it was time for a trip on Space Mountain.

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We met up with Stitch
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Found this cute 'lil guy
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And returned to the back of MK again
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Beastly74

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We had a reservation for Be Our Guest. I love this restaurant and I am so glad that breakfast and lunch are included on the quick service dining plan.

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I started with the French Onion soup
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I had the roast beef sandwhich and I think DH had turkey :hungry:. Both of us enjoyed our meals.
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Before we left we took a few more pictures.
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This is a must-do for us 😃.
 

Beastly74

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After lunch we continued on to our next ride and snapped a couple pics along the way.

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And we arrived at...
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I am not sure where I took this photo but it is a beautiful flower.
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The heat was starting to get to us so we decided to head back to the resort for the rest of the afternoon.

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Love the colours
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View from the train station
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Beastly74

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After our rest we went to Epcot because it was EMH night.

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We stopped here
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So DH could try beverly
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He said that it was okay but I think his face tells a different story 🤣.

Then we were off to walk around the world or at least part of it. We started in Canada

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Continued into UK
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Love this cottage ♥.

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Beastly74

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By this time I was getting hungry, and I knew exactly where I wanted to eat, so I continued on to Morocco while DH stayed in UK to get his meal.

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He actually remembered to take a picture of his meal 😆.
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We visited one more pavillion before we had to find a spot for the fireworks.

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I think this looks a bit like a giant hand reaching for Spaceship Earth
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Beastly74

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I didn't take many pictures of the show because we just wanted to enjoy it.
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After the fireworks we tried to take a ride on Test Track and it started out great but then the ride stopped and we ended up having to be evacuated. We were only at the start of the ride so no interesting pics. Unfortunately it took them a lot longer to figure out what they were going to do and we lost precious EMH time. This meant that we only had time for one more ride for the night so we headed to Frozen.

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A couple pictures to finish off the night
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myhappyplace

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Such great photos!!

You enjoyed one of my favorite counter services in World Showcase- Tangerine Cafe!

Looks like you had a great time, can't wait to read more!
 

Beastly74

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Wednesday, August 16th

We got up early today because we wanted to rope drop FOP. I thought we were making great time but when we got there they had already let people in and the lineup was insane even though the park was not officially open yet. We ended up waiting for 90 minutes :confused:. I am glad it was early as I cannot imagine waiting that long in the heat of the afternoon. As it was I already found it uncomfortably hot. Luckily most of the people in line were as excited as we were for the ride so we chatted with another couple which helped the time go by faster.

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We didn't have time after the ride to explore Pandora because we had a fastpass to use but we came back later for lunch and to explore the area.
 

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