Eloise's First Trip to the World Pre-Trip Report

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Eloise's First Trip to the World Pre-Trip Report

Okay, first off I want to apologise for never writing our last DLP trip report. A number of factors including problems with photo storage and finding the time made it tricky.

I'm going to keep this one simple and short. I'll try to update as we go and do a bit of a live trip report, to make the process less daunting. And I will try SUPER hard to keep my photos to a minimum though I know this is unlikely. So you all know who we are, right? Here's a quick run-down just in case.


We are Lauren, Bob and Eloise. Bob and I are married, and from Scotland. We have been to WDW a couple of times together. I went lots as a child, but Bob's first time was as an adult on our honeymoon. We also love Disneyland Paris, and we usually go there about once a year, as it's much cheaper for us than WDW. Eloise is our 14 month old daughter, and this is her first trip to WDW. She has been to DLP before, earlier in the year (see the photo above) and she absolutely loved it! This time around, we are staying at Pop Century resort for two whole weeks, and I'm super excited to get there! Here is a quick description of each of us and what we are looking forward to the most!

Lauren

This is me (cat ears for Halloween). I'm 31, and I'm from Glasgow, Scotland. I've got a degree and Masters in English Literature, and worked in libraries for years before leaving after having a baby to spend more time at home with my little one. Now I work weekends in a shop, and stay at home through the week to care for Eloise. This will probably change in future as I plan to go back to uni and train as an antenatal teacher! I'm vegan and always do a lot of research ahead of our trips to Disney to plan what we'll be eating! I have around 20 tattoos, including a few Disney ones like a Cinderella shoe with a mouse, a Belle pin-up, and one of Marie from Aristocats. I met Bob at University through the sci-fi and fantasy society, and we are both dedicated geeks! My Disney favourites are:

- Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, Aristocats and Cinderella.
- Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Everest, Journey to Imagination and both Little Mermaid attractions.
- Margaritas from Mexico in Epcot, Tusker House buffet, Dole Whips and allergy friendly Mickey waffles.
- Epcot and Magic Kingdom.

Bob

This is Bob. He's 36 and from Edinburgh, Scotland, though we live in Glasgow together. He's got a Physics degree and works in an office. He's also vegan and has a few tattoos, though not as many as me! He loves Disney but not as intensely as I do, and he also loves Star Wars and Legend of Zelda. His Disney favourites include Hercules, Wreck it Ralph, Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Star Tours, Hollywood Studios, and all the veggie burgers in the world.

Eloise

This is Eloise! She's 14 months old and loves Tangled, specifically Rapunzel. She also likes various UK kids TV shows like Teletubbies, playing with her dolls and her big red truck, and eating broccoli, toast, hummus, Quorn fishless fingers, yoghurt, and watermelon. She's vegetarian at the moment. Her favourite ride at Disneyland Paris is It's a Small World.

Our plans
3rd November: Flights at 11.35am from Glasgow. We'll try to tire Eloise out in the airport and bring lots of snacks and toys on the plane to keep her busy. When we arrive, we'll get the Magical Express to Pop Century. We've already done online check-in so we'll just pick up our Magic Bands, go to the room, settle in, and then grab a quick meal. Eloise will be very tired and cranky so I might just send Bob out to grab us some food before bed.

4th November: I have this scheduled in as a pool day, to let Eloise get used to being there, as we'll all be tired from travelling. At some point we may venture over to Art of Animation to try the new Beyond Meat veggie burger, but we have no firm plans other than swimming and exploring.

5th November: Full day at Magic Kingdom! Lunch at Be Our Guest (we've ordered in advance so this should be interesting) and then dinner later at the Crystal Palace. We have fastpasses for Peter Pan, 7 Dwarfs and Big Thunder Mountain (Obviously Bob and I will do rider swap on the big rides) and I'll try Eloise on some smaller rides.

6th November: We're heading to the Boardwalk in the morning for breakfast at Fresh at the Dolphin hotel. This will be nice as I've not been to the Boardwalk much before. After breakfast, we'll explore a bit and then head to Epcot. We have fastpasses for Spaceship Earth, Soarin and Nemo. I really hope Eloise is awake for Nemo! We may check out some of the vegan Food & Wine options and will probably have lunch at Sunshine Seasons.

7th November: We are headed to Hollywood Studios to do some attractions. We are planning to grab food at Pizzerizzo, and then have an ADR for Hollywood Brown Derby for dinner. Our fastpasses are Toy Story Mania, Star Tours and The Little Mermaid.

8th November: This is an Animal Kingdom day. We have fastpasses for Everest, Avatar and Disney Pals, and an ADR for dinner at Tusker House. We're planning to try Satu'li Canteen for lunch. Our plans are very flexible at this stage as we know they could change at any minute with a toddler!

9th November: We are having breakfast at Kona Cafe and then hoping to catch a bus to the Florida Mall to pick up some things and have a walk. Then we are headed to Epcot in the evening to meet some forumers!

10th November: We are going back to Epcot to do some more things. We have fastpasses for Frozen Ever After, Disney Pals and Mission Space (though I'll probably wuss out on Mission Space). We will probably be eating at Tangierine Cafe and Liberty Inn. I want to Disneybound as Daisy Duck and try to meet her!

11th November: We are heading to Disney Springs to do some shopping. We're planning lunch at Blaze Pizza, cupcakes at Erin McKenna, and then back to the resort in the evening.

12th November: We are finally headed back to Magic Kingdom! Fastpasses for Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion and Enchanted Tales with Belle. We are thinking lunch at Pecos Bills and are then headed to 1900 Park Fare for dinner.

13th November: We are going to Trattoria al Forno for breakfast, and then hopefully will head to the Crossroads shopping centre for a walk. We want to have lunch at Sweet Tomatoes buffet, and then chill at the resort.

14th November: This is another Epcot day. We are getting lunch at Biergarten, and then hopefully having a more quiet day.

15th November: We are headed back to Hollywood Studios, and have fastpasses for Tower of Terror, Frozen Musical and Rock 'n' Rollercoaster. Then we are off over to Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner at Boma.

16th November: Our last proper day will be spent at the Magic Kingdom meeting some characters. We have fastpasses for Rapunzel and Tiana, Tinker Bell and Ariel. We have no ADRs for this day.

17th November: We have most of the day to chill out around the resort and get packed, then we are flying back to the UK overnight (I'm not looking forward to this part!)

So that's it. Hopefully I'll manage to do some trip reporting, and fingers crossed our plans don't get too messed up with my wild toddler in tow. Tongue

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Absolutely can NOT wait to meet up with you guys! yay

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Excited to meet you and your family

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SUPER EXCITED TO MEET ALL OF YOU. Laughing out loud

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I really wish I could have been there to meet y'all!!! It will happen some day!!!! muchlove

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Aww.... Eloise is so cute muchlove
You all should be in the thick of your trip right now - I hope you are having tins of fun!

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