• Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.

The let the memories begin sept 18-25 TR!

Trip Report Time! My boyfriend (marc) and myself (Laura) travelled from halifax, nova scotia to Disney from Osept18-25th, staying at POFQ! We had the best time and had something VERY exciting happen in the magic kingdom J you will have to read to find out!

Trip Report


Day 1- tuesday September 25, 2012

The day began at 3:00am, we woke up and prepared for the day! We were off to the airport by 3:30am, for our 6:13am flight to LGA. I love the fact that we can clear customs in halifax! The agent I got was awesome and from Orlando! He chatted all about Disney and pofq, never asking me a single customs related question lol. Now ive never flew thru LGA before, and i must say the concept of having 100's of ipads set up for travelers to pay to use is very cool! We sat and waited for 2 hours and then we finally boarded, my only gripe is it is a very long trip with no sort of entertainment on either flights! Now delta does offer wifi, but i couldnt justify $15 for 2 hours.. It was a pretty bumpy ride down, but I expected that since CNN was reporting it was going to be a rough travel day
and lots of storms on the east coast..

We arrived on time at 12:09pm, and we're on our way to DME! We checked in and there was no line at POFQ. When we boarded the bus it was HOT and SUNNY!
4865521C-846B-4BD0-91B3-0728BDE3E84A-1541-000000F2FFEFFFF9.jpg



As we began to drive the sky became very dark and then opened up, it poured rain, along with thunder and lightening. I began to panic thinking it would be this way everyday. Marc comforted me and reminded me we would have a good time rain or shine! We made a stop at Saratoga Springs and then Old Key West before arriving at French Quarter. We checked in quickly (no line and we had done online check in), we received buttons(one for celebrating our second anniversary together and another for marcs first visit). We were given room 5109, which was exactially what I requested (a corner room in building 5). This was the best location, we were right across from the pool, and only a minutes walk to the main building/gift shop/ food court.
D77A5179-0066-4EAF-8018-7C0A4A786A2E-1541-000000F309B111D4.jpg

96EAF82C-C3D7-4A58-B0CB-42FCFB39FC86-1541-000000F314D522C4.jpg

 

kasey1988

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
5177B083-DB5D-4E65-BF25-A6E055CD1DD3-1541-000000F33491AE0D.jpg

Soo the weather is still wet, and we were now hungry, we havent eaten since we grabbed a muffin and water at tim hortons in the halifax airport.. But not wanting to eat to much because we have ADR's for boma! So we share a shrimp po'boy, homemade chips and a cookie. Very yummy! We used our first quick service credit and also cashed in for our mugs! Then looked around the resort gift shop..
75016912-D86C-4483-809C-DA7735B0CD35-1541-000000F31C0857CB.jpg

00D351FE-1217-422B-8A1F-CB976382A852-1541-000000F321CDB8CF.jpg

ED54625E-FE8C-469C-A29D-620CA859030F-1541-000000F3268D260E.jpg



We then stick to our plans and head to Downtown Disney, the boats had just started running again as the lightening had stopped..still lightly raining, but we poked around the shops before catching the bus to the animal kingdom lodge.
C6B352E8-A836-4B5B-81E7-CAE8A86EC5C4-1541-000000F33A34A075.jpg

58DDC970-7F29-4C45-8520-9002C7CAFA97-1541-000000F33F47C04A.jpg

28A9F833-DC42-46E4-9E63-371A9B1413E4-1541-000000F3463154F2.jpg

950A9E7D-1232-4305-BF29-128C4E9162F2-1541-000000F3503CF773.jpg

 

kasey1988

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
I wasn't sure how long it would take to get there, so we arrived 40 minutes early. The rain had let up, and we watched the animals outside. By this point Marc was already saying "this place is awesome" and "when we come back...", and we hadn't even been to a theme park yet ! This resort is very cool! i wouldnt mind staying here someday! i had never visited here before, so i had no idea what to expect, but wow! the savannah view rooms must be amaing!

CEEB790E-D478-430F-9D33-49A6B0B31848-1541-000000F36356E6B4.jpg

93C76E86-B545-4E12-B579-CA4E7DEC859D-1541-000000F367F810CA.jpg

63C4880F-EA15-4A93-996A-BA641E43ED09-1541-000000F36CFA29D8.jpg

61DB76FC-6799-498A-BC39-4B57360C0DB0-1541-000000F37171DABF.jpg


What can I say, Boma was delicious! Really enjoyed the meat selection and salads.. Now dessert, well I could of eaten 100 Zebra domes! We also received a special dessert plate for our anniversary :) However, one thing i could not get use to was the cardboard straws..

247FCFF5-1007-461A-B145-FF9669490387-1541-000000F38458B033.jpg

BDFA97B7-0A85-4D32-95FF-91873E3B8005-1541-000000F38FE15F65.jpg

D35A62C6-7210-43D6-A11E-57C0BC67FDD6-1541-000000F38A6B1AD6.jpg

CA003DFE-1736-4E95-8AC2-257FF347012F-1541-000000F394D84BF4.jpg

A03432F0-7C73-4D3B-B5E9-ECDB07F9793E-1541-000000F39B74885B.jpg

E6E36D2C-D454-4D03-8130-F7306A7D4D19-1541-000000F3A2ABB95F.jpg



We hopped the bus back to downtown Disney, walked around for a bit, but by 8pm we were beat and took the boat back to the resort and fell asleep quickly!

ECC0DD78-4B0C-4FA5-A205-D2E46E6C9F91-1541-000000F3A9589278.jpg
 

kasey1988

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Day 2- Sept 19
6:00am my eyes are open! Long before I had the alarm set for! I had showered the night before, so I was dressed and twiddling my thumbs. Marc woke up not long after luckily! Marc said," This place is really magical if your up this early." now i usually sleep in when i can at home, but really were in disney how can i sleep in! I suggested taking a walk to see the sun rise, so we walked along the sassgalusa river to riverside, couldnt see much of a sunrise but it's still a beautiful walk! We headed back to French quarter and grabbed a Mickey waffle with fruit and meat and a bottle of water. We shared this, as Marc had a nasty virus before going he did not have much of an appetite this trip!
7D286650-2718-4248-BF01-45D61880257A-1541-000000F3B247920D.jpg

5F2005A9-EC38-4C75-BD2F-07C3F5CD05E4-1541-000000F3BB989A8F.jpg

2BA9DA86-C710-48B7-88B4-B2EC18FE353C-1541-000000F3C3652C25.jpg

D33C8EA8-638A-4ED4-A1BF-FCBE87B1E814-1541-000000F3CBA13FB8.jpg

E2FCFA55-07E6-46CE-8908-7A8F2CDB6FDB-1541-000000F3D1C374AA.jpg

We were on the bus to the magic kingdom by 8:15am! We arrived just in time for the opening show! I've never seen this before and loved it! It was also awesome to look over and see marc with a big grin on his face watching as well :) as soon as we entered the park we headed down main st and into adventure land.
A0C5DF20-E7C0-48EF-9300-8FDF63E9528C-1541-000000F3DA9721EC.jpg

9B1CF55C-A38C-4348-9445-68E8D9C53B57-1541-000000F3E14B3EED.jpg

E6E15684-679A-463F-9C32-AEC0D53AB134-1541-000000F3EABF3F73.jpg
 

kasey1988

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Walked right onto aladdin's magic carpets, the jungle cruise and pirates of the carribean. Then into frontier land, where who did we see, but my fav, Donald Duck! We jump in line for a photo! Then make our way over to the haunted mansion, but unfortuntally they were experiencing some extra paranormal activity and it was down for a while, thats okay we had fastpass+ for later that day! We then looped into fantasy land riding it's a small world, got fans passes for Peter pan (which spit out passes for mickeys phillmarmagic) for that time! So we watched that the rode Peter pan! Now Marc loves big, fast, scary rides so I was worried about this trip a bit. But so far he hadn't stopped smiling and laughing and commenting on the rides and park! He was also impressed that it was still prior to lunch and we had walked onto each ride! Marc then comments that we should go get our picture infront of the castle (note this comment!), but the doors were closed. No idea what's going on on the other side we walt through fantasy land and out thought tomorrow land. We wander in the confectionary, bakery and emporium. We also see that there is show going on infront of the castle going on.. Reason we couldn't get thru the castle!
8ADB80EE-307C-4928-877E-0F50436AEAEB-1541-000000F3F18841C1.jpg

005E6C86-9114-4B2A-99D8-81652DF00BFD-1541-000000F3F8F8BFD8.jpg

08304855-7CB1-4F85-98CC-A972D129154B-1541-000000F3FEE024A0.jpg

5FBCB9C5-AB84-428E-B274-50CC2F81A467-1541-000000F4063F9354.jpg

7852AA7D-828C-4608-8363-C11B1D9C9C11-1541-000000F40DBBAB6D.jpg

E899E1C8-1CA5-4F77-8612-1DDA92294ED0-1541-000000F41CD77CD5.jpg

6AF5707B-38BA-46C4-95FD-C2872A3EFC13-1541-000000F4308C4807.jpg

51556101-2426-4424-8481-B0282938B9E7-1541-000000F423879C91.jpg

So back into adventure land so I can get a dole whip float, as my sugars were low and I was very hot! Finally time we can use our fastpass+ first up btmrr! We scanned our cards and our names and celebration comes up on the cast members tablet, very cool! Then we went standby for splash mountain. Longest wait so far(10minutes, posted time 30)can't complain about that..now I don't have a fear of heights, but of falling lol, so when we were seated in the front of the log I was a nervous wreck! But it wasn't that bad ( wouldn't choose to do it again! ), and we got soaked.. I mean it looked like we had a shower fully dressed lol luckily it was hot out! By this time it was 1:15 and I was starving! Earlier we had walked through the emporium and Casey's and marc thought it looked cool, so we decided to eat there and try the BBQ slaw dog we had seen online, we had that, sprite,frys and a brownie..and WOW was it ever good! Very messy but delicious! It was loaded with pulled pork, BBQ sauce and cole slaw. We both really enjoyed it. We were able to grab a seat outside.

CFA1AAA3-0641-4DC2-A86F-D646DD5C1662-1541-000000F437920CB5.jpg

E632F4FB-1A12-4799-8C36-15118F63EEEA-1541-000000F446DA2CC8.jpg

F43C26C1-A44C-4218-AF66-5AE4E50192BD-1062-000000BF6DA22C01.jpg

F8A7BD43-635C-4E04-8A82-C6923FDCC34F-1062-000000BF66EB5F6D.jpg

When we were done eating the crowd from the show infront of the castle was clearing out so Marc suggested we go get our photo done infront of the castle and insisting we go up by the partners statue.......
 

Alison1975

Well-Known Member
We were given room 5109, which was exactially what I requested (a corner room in building 5). This was the best location, we were right across from the pool, and only a minutes walk to the main building/gift shop/ food court.

Still can't believe you were one walkway away from us!! I am so in on this TR!
 

Alison1975

Well-Known Member
I wasn't sure how long it would take to get there, so we arrived 40 minutes early. The rain had let up, and we watched the animals outside. By this point Marc was already saying "this place is awesome" and "when we come back...", and we hadn't even been to a theme park yet ! This resort is very cool! i wouldnt mind staying here someday! i had never visited here before, so i had no idea what to expect, but wow! the savannah view rooms must be amaing!






What can I say, Boma was delicious! Really enjoyed the meat selection and salads.. Now dessert, well I could of eaten 100 Zebra domes! We also received a special dessert plate for our anniversary :) However, one thing i could not get use to was the cardboard straws..




A03432F0-7C73-4D3B-B5E9-ECDB07F9793E-1541-000000F39B74885B.jpg




We hopped the bus back to downtown Disney, walked around for a bit, but by 8pm we were beat and took the boat back to the resort and fell asleep quickly!
Oh the desserts...yum.. I love love love the small desserts in Disney..you can try some of each!! ( or like me a whole plateful of your fave)
 

disneygirl76

Carey Poppins - Nanny and Disney Enthusiest
Love the TR! I'm so excited to read more! Post faster! :) hee hee Did you try the upside down pineapple cheese cakes? OMG! Delicious! My DH and I want to take the Disney Cruise from NYC to Canada! I have loads of family there and spent a lot of time there. My cousin was a priest in Halifax for a couple of years! :)
 

kasey1988

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
So we walk on up. The crowd was clearing out so we pass the photographer our photo pass card and go on up, as we approach Marc says he wants to put his sunglasses away for the picture..: now there's lots of people around and I didn't want to hold others up and I didn't understand why he would put his sunglasses away when it is sunny out. So as I'm mumbling ,"Marc get up!" and "hurry up". Then as he turns around I hear a lady in the back ground say ,"he's proposing". Me still clueless until I look down and see Marc on one knee with the ring box open! I immediately began to cry, and said YES! As he stood up to hug me i could hear people around us claping and cheering. All the while we caught the photographer off guard, but she got shots from beginning to end! We then got some after shots. I was beyond happy! The photographer was very friendly (wish I had gotten her name), she said it was her first proposal.
F6876D01-C774-4592-A7A9-67F0F566DC87-188-0000002EE647CE08.jpg

29719BBB-64D4-494F-ACA7-7BDC28038439-188-0000002EED2882AC.jpg

FDAC9CA5-816E-4F71-8A84-31735D3278CA-188-0000002EF60B1037.jpg

A17D7BF8-7D2B-4B8E-A8B5-72762D1B59C4-706-0000006C7496A30C.jpg


. It was then time for our fastpass+ for the haunted mansion. We walked right on, but honestly I was so excited I barley remember the ride (glad we rode it again later in the trip!). It was beyond hot out now, so we decided to head back to to hotel for a swim, of course stopping by city hall to get out "just engaged", buttons. We decided to take the monerail to Epcot, then bus to pofq. Just as we arrived to the mk monerail station the sky's opened up and it began to storm! We were very wet by the time we ended up on the bus at Epcot, so by this time a swim was out of the question. So we refilled our mugs and hung out in the room until dinner.

5600F81F-DB9B-4AB3-9FAF-8AAFF63001E5-1062-000000BF7F4C3B6D.jpg

074031E2-054C-4FD6-97F5-3F6F68388904-1062-000000BF84AC7087.jpg


Just as we were leaving the room there was a knock and there was a cast member with a congratulations card, inside was a signed card from Micky and Minnie, along with a photo pass card and 20% off your order! We used that and ordered several prints of our engagement! And we are now off to Epcot! First we stoppedmat club cool (haha never warned marc about "beverly"! Thn off to coral reef We had 6:15 reservations at the Coral Reef.. Now I had read ALOT of negative reviews online, but Marc really wanted to dine here because he has always wanted to dine in a resturant with giant fishtanks. We ordered berry lemonade( it had some sort of foam on top, neither of us liked it), then there was the bread course. Th chef came out to talk to me about my coconut allergy, there was one entree i couldnt have as it clearly indicated it had a coconut sauce...Marc ordered the lobster ravioli and I ordered the steak. My steak was cooked perfectly, with lots of flavor. It came with roasted potatoes, spinach and mushrooms. I really enjoyed it. Marc also loved his ravioli. I had the chocolate wave and Marc had the crem brulee( no pictures), but Marc said it was not a good tasting crem brûlée and my chocolate wave was over cooked, the couple next to us also made comments about their waves being over cooked. Our waiter also lacked in customer service, he just wasn't attentive and it took a while for our food to come out, then for desserts and the bill. Overall great food, but it was a very loud resturant and with negative service I don't think it would be on our list for next time
8510B64F-2540-4C0D-B851-A0D51EC04AE4-1062-000000BF8B1A5CF0.jpg

D3B1576A-4F59-4658-8246-FEF66B5BCB04-1062-000000BF902BB3F5.jpg

669F7CDC-C14C-40A0-9093-096EB41A6A67-1062-000000BF957526DA.jpg
 

Register on WDWMAGIC. This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.

Top Bottom