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Karli and Mark's Honeymoon Pre-Trip Report

30 days to go and I'm ready for my pre-trip report! mickey Trip begins 02/01/13 Trip Ends 02/18/13 mickey

We leave Connecticut 02/01/13 and head for New Jersey. We will be spending the night at my in-laws before we start our long 24 hour trek to WDW! At a reasonable time the next morning, we will be excitedly jumping back into our Nissan to begin our journey south. I usually drive to Florida and have found that stopping in North Carolina is a great breaking point for me. On 02/02/13 we will be stopping in NC to spend the night at my aunt's house. Finally on 02/03/13 we will be heading straight to Disney World! That night we are planning on staying at an unknown (at the moment) hotel/resort close to WDW. I was thinking maybe POP! We decided that we really needed the extra day after driving to recoup. On 02/04/13 we check in to Wilderness Lodge Villas.

02/04/13
* Check in to Wilderness Lodge
* Take bus to DTD for lunch at EOS
* Spend the rest of the day at DHS enjoying EMH's
* Have dinner and drinks at Tune-in Lounge
* Back to hotel - - Drinks at Territory Lounge

02/05/13
* Rope drop at Magic Kingdom
* Lunch at Columbia Harbor House
* Dole Whip
* Back to hotel for chill time
* DTD for ADR at Portobello's

02/06/13
* Breakfast from Roaring Forks
* Earliest bus we can possibly catch to AK (so we can see lots of animals!)
* Lunch at Flame Tree BBQ
* After park close resort hop
* Grab dinner at Captain Cook's
* Watch wishes from the beach

02/07/13
* I know it may seem crazy but we are waking up and heading straight back to Captain Cook's for Tonga Toast!
* After breakfast we'll head to EPCOT for the rest of the day
* Maybe grab lunch at Sunshine Seasons
* Roam the park, ride the rides
* Dinner at Yorkshire County
* Illuminations

02/08/13
* MK in the morning
* Breakfast at Sleepy Hollow (You know what I'M having for breakfast)
* EPCOT in the afternoon
* Lunch ADR at Biergarten
* Dinner ADR at Beaches and Cream

02/09/13
* DHS in morning
* AK in afternoon
* Back to AKL for dinner ADR at Jiko
* Kind of do whatever we feel like that day before our ADR at Jiko

02/10/13 (Chinese New Year)
* EPCOT for most of the day
* MK in evening
* Dinner ADR at Be Our Guest
* MK EMH's till 12AM (woo hoo!)

Stay tuned for day's 11-17! (Would do more but i'm suddenly exhausted!)

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Wow, that sounds like so much fun. mickey

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sounds like a great plan so far. clapping

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Wow Karli that's sounds great so far. Looking forward to what you have planned next!

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Plans sound great, but I have a question.... If you have a car, why are you taking buses?

NHshorty and I have had great success using the boats from/to the WL and the MK.

Don't forget you can get food in Roaring Forks and bring it up to the Territory Lounge if you require sustenance.

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Plans sound great, but I have a question.... If you have a car, why are you taking buses?

NHshorty and I have had great success using the boats from/to the WL and the MK.

Don't forget you can get food in Roaring Forks and bring it up to the Territory Lounge if you require sustenance.

We absolutely plan on taking the boat! I actually can't wait to go on the boat! lol! I'm sure because I have very little patience we will jump in the car quite a few days and drive ourselves to the parks... But i'm trying to disconnect us from "real life" and be completely immersed in the Disney experience! But that is now... When I get there it may be different. wink

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Sounds like an awesome honeymoon!

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Chinese New Yea at Epcot sounds fun! Have you found out yet what they are doing?

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Sounds like fun Smile

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Are you staying in one of the Honeymoon Suites at WL?

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Ok, pre-trip report continued....

02/11/13
* DHS in the morning
* Grab breakfast at Starring Rolls
* Rides & Shows
* Take boat to boardwalk for lunch at ESPN
* Walk to EPCOT
* Margarita's at La Cava del Tequila
* Cheese and Meat dinner at Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

02/12/13 (Mardi Gras)
* Head to DTD for early morning shopping and breakfast (MAYBE)
* Take boat to Port Orleans to hopefully catch the Mardi Gras Parade (MAYBE)
* Take boat back to DTD, get in car and head to MK for the rest of the day
* Return to Port Orleans that night for dinner at Boatwrights
* Grab some Beignets for dessert

02/13/13
* Free day to do whatever we feel we haven't had enough of
* Pack our bags that evening for check out the next morning

How would all of you spend your last day in WDW? There are a few things that I wanted to do that I never fit into the schedule...
* Check out the animals at the Fort Wilderness Lodge Ranch
* Horseback Rides
* Horse and Carriage rides
* Cirque

Honeymoon Trip Part 2: Disney Cruise Line

02/14/13 (Valentine's Day)
* Wake up early and grab something to eat
* Check out of WL
* Drive to Cape Canaveral
* Check in to Disney Dream
* Explore ship
* Lunch at Cabana's
* Sail away

02/15/13 (Nassau)
* Room Service breakfast
* Off the ship to explore Nassau (no excursions planned)
* Back to ship early afternoon
* Aquaduck
* Rainforest passes
* Adult's Only Area's for the remainder of the day
* Maybe go to one of the show's that night after dinner

02/16/13 (Castaway Cay)
* Breakfast
* Off the boat to adult's only beach
* Grab drinks and relax in the tropical paradise
* Swim
* Eat BBQ
* Back to boat for dinner ADR at Palo

12/17/13
* Return to Cape Canaveral
* Drive to Sanford where we will board the auto train and begin our relaxing journey home after our amazing trip.

And then i'll be sad... And will probably plan our next trip to Disney while on the Autotrain!

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The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
Chinese New Yea at Epcot sounds fun! Have you found out yet what they are doing?

I haven't really looked into it, but thought it would be fun to hang out in China for some of the day to see if they do anything special and to eat some yummy food. Smile Is there a way that I can find out if they are celebrating the Holiday?

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Are you staying in one of the Honeymoon Suites at WL?

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We are staying in a Deluxe Studio Villa at Wilderness Lodge

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WOW it's sounding fantastic laugh - I thought we were organised booking a few meals!!
It'll be a fab time - extra special honeymoon

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Sounds fantastic!

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Sounds wonderful! I wouldn't overplan your last day at the World...I think the plan you have now of leaving it open for anything you missed/ran out of time for/want to do again is the best idea, plus it sounds like you have some good backup options if there's nothing really specific that you find yourself wanting to do. Have a great trip!

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This sounds like a great start to your plan.

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The that ranch/horse barn area (aka the "Tri-Circle-D-Ranch) and the Carriage rides are over at marina/outpost area of Fort Wilderness, but this is either a 3/4 mile walk, bus ride, or a possibly indirect boat ride from WL. The Horseback Rides are also at Fort Wilderness, but at the opposite end from the marina/outpost area and require use of the Fort Wilderness buses to get from marina/outpost area.

While I enjoy this area as part of other activities like eating at the Trails End buffet or renting a water craft, it is not a place I would spend a lot of my WDW time there.

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Karlipants wrote:

I haven't really looked into it, but thought it would be fun to hang out in China for some of the day to see if they do anything special and to eat some yummy food. Smile Is there a way that I can find out if they are celebrating the Holiday?

I found this from last year at the MK

This about 2013 from Mouse Savers
"Chinese New Year
Each year the China Pavilion in Epcot has a Chinese New Year celebration. Usually there are Chinese acrobats and special activities for kids. The next Chinese New Year will be on February 10, 2013."

Just keep your eyes/ears open. Ask at Guest Relations when you get to the park that day. With "Limited Time Magic" going on this year there's sure to be something. Disney has said about the promotion that they will not be announcing everything through traditional media, some things will be special in park surprises with no prior notice.

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Thanks Kristen!

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Wow!!! I got exhausted just reading all that! Sounds like a magical time...

Oh...wave when you go thru Savannah, GA...we're close to I-95...we'll wave back...

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Wow! That sounds awesome! We did our honeymoon there over labor day in 2011...It was a blast! My only recommendation: Don't overplan the last day, and don't expect to get everything done, although you have way more time than we did. You could just spend the last day relaxing by the pool or go to the spa! Smile I think you have an awesome schedule! We loooved Jiko! Sooo good! Be sure to wear your wedding ears everywhere! You will be treated like royalty!

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Thanks everyone! We are getting SO excited!! 7 more days of work and we're off to never never land!

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Karlipants wrote:
Thanks everyone! We are getting SO excited!! 7 more days of work and we're off to never never land!

Wohoo!!! yay

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4 more days until we leave!

We added 2 more lunch ADR's: Le Cellier and Chef's De France

Annnd we've reached single digits until we get to WDW! mickey clapping

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Karlipants wrote:
4 more days until we leave!

We added 2 more lunch ADR's: Le Cellier and Chef's De France

Annnd we've reached single digits until we get to WDW! mickey clapping

The weather is great down here right now!

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Have a great time! So excited for you!