Kristen's 3 Night Hotel Hopper - Pre Trip Mode

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Kristen's 3 Night Hotel Hopper - Pre Trip Mode

I woke up a couple of days ago with no Disney trips planned for the rest of the year, I did have one complimentary night booked in October, but I wasn't counting on making it. However as I cleaned off my desk, I discovered an unused Park ticket. Wait... what? I had a complementary hotel night booked, and a free Park Ticket!?! I debated just booking a flight down and doing a crazy 48 trip. I really need an all work trip for the blog. My daughter and husband thought that was just plain crazy, so I checked my DVC points and what was available. I had a handful of points available to use but I couldn't find two room nights in a studio anywhere.

My daughter Tori said she was going to come along with me. We joke that she is my "service human" and needs to come along to keep an eye on me and make sure I don't over do it. She convinced me that we needed at least one more night anywhere. I took a leap and booked us into the Polynesian. Suddenly - I had another Disney trip on the books! Fast forward to this morning, I check in on my DVC points again and see if I could find us one more hotel night either before or after what we had booked. There was one night available that I could afford on points at Old Key West. Bam! I snagged that right up. That brings us to the point we're at!

Here's what I have so far! Kristen's 3 Night Hotel Hopper awesome

  • Travelers: Kristen & Tori
  • Transportation: Air & Magical Express
  • Purpose: This is a work trip so I will be trying as many new to me things as possible on this trip. Tons of pictures to write from is the plan of attack.

October 19th @ Disney's Grand Floridian, Theme Park View Hotel hopping around the Magic Kingdom Resorts

  • Arrival about 11am
  • Point Bar & Grill Lunch (First for me)
  • Garden View Tea Room (First for me)
  • Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar (First for me)

October 20th @ Polynesian Resort, Lake View (First DVC stay) Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Tusker House Donald's Safari Breakfast Rivers of Light Package (Both firsts for me)
  • Pandora - Flights of Passage, N'avi River, Pango Pongo Bar (First for me)
  • Mr. Kamal's, Eight Spoon Cafe, Thirsty River Bar (First for me)
  • Up Avian Adventure
  • Safari
  • Yak & Yeti Local

October 21st @ Old Key West, Near Hospitality House (First stay)

  • Kona Cafe
  • I have no idea what we are doing this day!

October 22nd Disney Springs

  • Breakfast at Good's To Go (Firsts for me)
  • Boat to Disney Springs
  • Probably be picked up for DME about 3PM

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Yay!!! No one likes not having any trips planned - boy what a great turn of events!!!

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on FoP and Na'vi. And if you are at all wondering, the Mini Mango Pie from the Yak & Yeti local is every bit as good as, if not better than, the restaurant version. I had to try it three times just to make sure. laugh

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Sounds like an amazing trip! And loads of firsts! I can't wait to read what you make of everything.

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JeffC wrote:
the Mini Mango Pie from the Yak & Yeti local is every bit as good as, if not better than, the restaurant version. I had to try it three times just to make sure. laugh

OK! laugh That's totally on my list to try!

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What an awesome trip!! I love split stays and you certainly found some great accommodations! You will absolutely love tea at the Grand Flordian. My granddaughter who was 15 at the time said it was the highlight of that particular stay. She will be joining us again a week from tomorrow. Like you, we will be dining at Yak & Yeti for the first time and since life is short I might have to have desert first and try that mango pie. wink Although we have managed to get fast passes for N'avi multiple times this will be the first time for Flight of Passage which Caroline specifically requested. I'm really looking forward to that one!

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You're taking a trip to Disney for work? Dining at new restaurants for work? Riding new rides for work? Staying at new resorts for work? Why can't I have a job like that gaah gaah gaah

Seriously though, this sounds like an awesome trip. Short and busy but I'm sure you'll have a great time! mickey

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Spook wrote:
You're taking a trip to Disney for work? Dining at new restaurants for work? Riding new rides for work? Staying at new resorts for work? Why can't I have a job like that

It's not as cool as one would think. It completely changes your perception of the whole Disney experience. Not that I am complaining, because I'm NOT. It's just a different state of mind.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Spook wrote:
You're taking a trip to Disney for work? Dining at new restaurants for work? Riding new rides for work? Staying at new resorts for work? Why can't I have a job like that

It's not as cool as one would think. It completely changes your perception of the whole Disney experience. Not that I am complaining, because I'm NOT. It's just a different state of mind.

True. Turning it into work must take some of the magic away. Still, it would have perks laugh

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