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Trip Report *COMPLETED* Let me share this whole new world with you!

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by joshsprincess921, May 8, 2017.

  1. joshsprincess921

    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! I have just returned back from my Disneymoon and want to share my adventure with you all. Leading up to the trip, I was nervous about whether or not my DH would enjoy his first trip to WDW, so stay tuned to see how it turned out. I hope that you enjoy!

    My pre-trip report gives a backstory on how we ended up on this adventure if you'd like to read:
    My groom agreed on a Disneymoon, but will he love it?

    Let's get started!

    Who?
    Me, Heather and DH, Josh
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    What?
    Our honeymoon!

    When?
    April 30th-May 7th

    Where?
    Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

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    Next: Travel and Arrival Day
     
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  2. joshsprincess921

    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Travel and Arrival Day:

    Josh had to work the night before we left so I booked our flight for the afternoon. I woke up to horrible weather making its way through pretty much the whole state and it wasn't long before I received a flight delayed text. :cry: My parents picked us up for the drive to New Orleans. We decided to leave early since we would be traveling in such bad weather and go have lunch before heading to the airport.

    Our little boy rode along to drop us off. :inlove:

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    We ate lunch a place in New Orleans called the Blue Crab. Seriously, NOLA has some of the best food in the world. YUM!

    Spinach and crab dip
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    A delicious grilled cheese :p
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    Shrimp and grits with baked macaroni and cheese for DH
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    Crab cakes with cheese grits for me
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    It was storming so bad when we were here. The building is on big stilts because it's on the water and I swear I felt it swaying. Perhaps it was just my imagination. But soon enough it finally passed and we were able to head out, but not before checking out some of the yachts on the water first.

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    Once we made it to the airport is was a MADHOUSE!! It was jazz fest weekend in New Orleans and with the weather, everyone had delayed flights. It was insane! We found a seat and I enjoyed a $12 Abita Amber (ridiculous).

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    After a few hours we were on our way!

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    My mom sent these pictures to me while we waited. Our little man waving goodbye to us. :inlove:

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  3. Doc Disney

    Doc Disney Well-Known Member

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    Woohoo ! You started! Can't wait to hear more!! Those pictures of your son with the plane are adorable!!
     
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  4. joshsprincess921

    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Due to the weather, our pilot announced that we'd be taking the long way around. It was close to 9 pm before we landed in Orlando.

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    But we were still happy!
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    It was another hour before we arrived to AKL and we were STARVING! We dropped our bags in the room and headed down to the Mara.

    Josh had a burger which he claimed to be really good. It looked good!
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    I wanted to try something different so I ended up going with a corned beef sandwich with some kind of slaw on it.
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    Let me tell you, that top bun was as hard as a brick. I couldn't even bite into it, so I ended up taking it off and eating the rest. It was ok, but I was wishing I had gotten the burger. This helped makeup for it though.
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    Josh had the pina colada and I had the zebra domes. Both were delicious!!! I had been wanting to try the domes since they have such a following and they did not disappoint. So now with bellies full we made our way back to the lobby. We were absolutely blown away with how beautiful it was. I loved the smell. I can still smell it now. However, our room location was in the lobby area. At first, we didn't think anything of it b/c it was late and we were tired, but we found out quickly that it was VERY loud. More on that later, but by the end of the week, I was wishing we had asked to be moved but we made the best of it.

    Next: Epcot
     
  5. joshsprincess921

    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I couldn't wait to start! Thanks! My heart melted when my mom texted them to me.
     
  6. PacNWTigger

    PacNWTigger Well-Known Member

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    Your little boy is adorable! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip. :)
     
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    MySmallWorldof4 Well-Known Member

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    Your little guy is so cute. Him waving at the plane is heart wrenching. :happy:
     
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    littleroo Well-Known Member

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    Your son is too cute!!! Following!!!
     
  9. Zipitidoda

    Zipitidoda Well-Known Member

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    YEA!! I've been waiting for your report!!
     
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    O.k. I agree with the rest of the people here -- your son is ADORABLE!!! :joyfull:

    I like The Mara for QS--I think their food is definitely a cut above most QS locations. And--you can get Zebra Domes there, too. I notice you did! :)
     
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    Following. :)
     
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    slipperalwaysfits Well-Known Member

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    following along! I hope your son's leg is okay! I noticed the cast!:(
     
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    Following along. I'll echo the cuteness of your son!
     
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    Yay! So excited to follow along.
     
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    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to reading more, and congratulations!
     
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    Following along. Your son is adorable!
     
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    I started to read this, bounced back to your Pre-Trip report and I can't wait to read more! Congrats on the wedding...wishing you all the happiness in the world!!
     
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    Count me in on this one!!
    I enjoyed the buildup of the PTR
    Your little man looks so cute waving goodbye
    And the green cast is awesome - was that the same colour he had for the wedding?

    Looking forward to more details and adventure

    Max
     
  19. joshsprincess921

    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thank you all for following along!!!!
     
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    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I agree. I really liked the choices there and yes, I loved the zebra domes. They may or may not appear again in the trip report! ;)
     

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