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Angie's Pre-Trip Report

Hello! We are flying from Michigan to Orlando on Sept. 30th. We are using the Magical Express and all Disney Transportation to get around The Worlds. I booked directly on the Disney website and am using the Free Dining Plan. We are booked for the Port Orleans French Quarter for our stay. We have a five day park hopper (using it Mon-Fri).

Sunday is our fly in day and a non park day. We are hoping to be checking in at the French Quarters around 3:30pm and will head out to the boat to Downtown Disney for a light lunch. We have ADR'S are Planet Hollywood for dinner and intend to spend the rest of our time shopping.

Monday we are going to the rope drop at Animal Kingdom and have ADR'S for Brunch at Tusker. I took advantage of the discount for the Wild Africa Trek to book an early afternoon Safari. My s/o doesn't know about the Trek so this will be a fun surprise. We went ziplining last year over the Bay of Fundy in Canada, so I'm confident she will make it over the rope bridges. silly

Tuesday we will spend most of the day at Epcot with lunch ADR'S at Via Napoli. I am still looking into the new Segway tour and might book that also.

Wednesday we will spend the majority of the day at Hollywood Studios and might hop back over to EMH at Epcot.
ADR is lunch at the Sci-Fi Drive In.

Thursday is the Magic Kingom and we have tickets for that evening for MNSSHP. We have ADR'S at Poly for a late lunch and will probably return to our hotel to change into our costumes before making our way back to MK. For our costumes we are dressing up as Chef's. Our hats say "Gusteau's" and our hats will have little Remy's (from Ratatouille) sticking out. My apron will have fake veggies velcro'd in it and AJ'S will have fake cheese and grapes. We both have a fake fronted cookbook that is from the movie stating "anyone can cook". We thought these would be cooler & easier to navigate on and off the rides. (I'll post pics when they are done).

Friday is a "free day" - to go where ever we need more time at.... with dinner reservations at Les Chefs De France at 5pm with hopes of catching Remy's table presentation! I'm considering hopping over to the Poly in the evening for the lighted boat parade and this wonderful sounding drink I've heard you all talk about, the Lapu Lapu.

Saturday we have a non resort morning to enjoy , perhaps last minute gift shopping and we'll take the Magical Express back to the airport in the afternoon.

We both tend to be plain eaters and while many other ADR's looked inviting these menu's seemed to be a good fit
for both our appetites. I've never been to the Wine & Food Fest so we will be doing some grazing through Epcot for
some variance outside our food comfort zone crossfingers

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Whoo hoo! welcome Magic Mirror!

Sounds like a fantastic trip you've got planned. Your costumes sound adorable, I can't wait to see pictures!

LoL... I love a Lapu Lapu, I'm a sucker for any drink served up in a pineapple. The Italian Margarita at Via Napoli is my favorite though.

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Oh goodness, I can't wait to hear about your Wild Africa trek and possible Segway tour! My husband would be seriously jealous of your S/O right now Wink

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Sounds like a wonderful trip. The latest schedule I found online for Remy shows his last appearance at 5:20. Hope you get to see him.

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Hello Magic Mirror and Welcome!...glad that you have found us.

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Magic Mirror, I highly recommend the Segway Tour! awesome Thats one of the best things we ever did! It can be rough on the legs though. You might need a spa day afterwards?

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Sounds great. Wish I could go on the trek too. I'm jealous.

Only thing I would different is stay for Fantasmic, then go over to Epcot. I just love fantasmic clapping Mickey, good vs evil, and magic how can you not love Fantasmic. muchlove mickey

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Thank you everyone for the great ideas! I do hope we get to see Remy - if our ADR'S seat us on time, I'm thinking we will be good.....and I've been on the fence about Fantasmic- but you have convinced me to give it a try so I will make sure to put it in the schedule.. Mr. hub your photo's are great! We've never been on the Segway before- but it sure looks like an adventure! I'm loving the spa day- do you have a particular spa resort you prefer ? Kristen K- what makes the margarita Italian? different liquor? eek and Allie, I'll make sure to post the trip updates especially about the Trek when we return.. I've learned so much from all of you- and am SO HAPPY I've found you muchlove

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Magic Mirror, the spa at Grand Floridian is currently closed due to construction and will be for quite a while. The only other spa that I am aware of is the one at Saratoga Springs and the reports that I have read are that it is equally as good if not better than GF

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Magic Mirror wrote:
Kristen K- what makes the margarita Italian? different liquor?

Yes! It's a frozen concoction of Grappa and Limoncello. mickey

If you enjoy lemonade, it's absolutely awesome. I suppose that if one didn't like lemonade though, it wouldn't be that great. These are also available at the Marketplace booth for F&W Festival this year.
Italian Margarita 2

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What a wonderful trip you have planned! I must say, I can't wait to see your costumes. What a clever idea!

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I don't know if you know about the horse drawn carriages at French Quarter/ Riverside in the evenings. It is a nice quiet romantic ride or a quiet walk through the riverside is nice. The "mansions" and gazebos are really nice. Those are other things for you to consider.

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Can't wait to hear all about your trip Smile

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Kristen K. wrote:
Magic Mirror wrote:
Kristen K- what makes the margarita Italian? different liquor?

Yes! It's a frozen concoction of Grappa and Limoncello. mickey

If you enjoy lemonade, it's absolutely awesome. I suppose that if one didn't like lemonade though, it wouldn't be that great. These are also available at the Marketplace booth for F&W Festival this year.
Italian Margarita 2

I am soooooo trying that this year.

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Kristen after the past two weeks that I have had I could go for one of those margarita maybe two. Oh heck give me the whole darn pitcher!!!!! laugh

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Kristen after the past two weeks that I have had I could go for one of those margarita maybe two. Oh heck give me the whole darn pitcher!!!!! laugh

After 4 weeks into the new school year I could go for a whole darn pitcher of that right about now also...lol.

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Oh yes! I'm loving the look of the Italian Margarita! biggrin
Both that and carriage rides listed in the "to do" area !!!

Only 9 days away ~ I did the pre-register last night online ...
I still have 5 days of work...uggggg... the last week is the hardest!

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I'm sooooooo excited for you. I wish ours were not 69 days a away.

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Magic Mirror wrote:

Only 9 days away ~ I did the pre-register last night online ...
I still have 5 days of work...uggggg... the last week is the hardest!

How exciting!!! I love pre-reg day!

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Isn't it funny everyone has the big milestones.

The day you book mickey

the day you pay it off muchlove

30 days out clapping

2 weeks out yay

Pre register day banana

Departure day. yeah

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twilightsparrow wrote:
PirateGirl wrote:
Kristen after the past two weeks that I have had I could go for one of those margarita maybe two. Oh heck give me the whole darn pitcher!!!!! laugh

After 4 weeks into the new school year I could go for a whole darn pitcher of that right about now also...lol.

I am so there! Who's gonna pour. . . Or can we just skip the niceties and swig right from the pitcher? Are you with me?!

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ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!

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Just getting ready to call it a night, flight leaves early in the morning , I should be on the ground in Orlando before 1pm !
yay clapping yay clapping yay clapping
This week has gone really fast, between getting cases caught up at work, cleaning the house for the animal sitter and packing everything for Disney World...it's been a whirlwind...
I will have my Nook Tablet with me but not sure how it will work with the Wi-Fi....
I will be on here as soon as I get back to do a Trip Report & download some pictures...
OK< I'm off to count Mice! (err sheep).....
muchlove

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Have a safe trip, and enjoy!

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Have fun MM! Your nook should work fine.

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have a great time!!!

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Enjoy your trip MM. awesome

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Have fun!

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Wohoo! Have a great trip!

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Thank you everyone! We made it in safely an don time yesterday afternoon...I love the French Quarters...so pretty! If anyone is still considering the Wild Africa Trek..DO IT!! When I get back I'll share some great pics..I prepaid a $135 per ticket ($185 minus the $50 off special right now on pre books)...they were selling them to walkups in the morning for $150 and in the afternoon it went up to $189...