Lauren's Big Early 30th Birthday Trip Report (with Bob)

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Lauren's Big Early 30th Birthday Trip Report (with Bob)

We're now at the 60 day mark, and I couldn't hold off any longer on making a pre-trip report. We got up at 5am UK time to book all of our fastpasses today, and managed to claim our first choices on everything, including one for Anna and Elsa (squee) and 7 Dwarfs Mine Train. All of our ADRs are made, and I even got one for Be Our Guest, so everything is going really well so far, and I felt it was time for me to finalise our itinerary/plans. Those of you who are familiar with our TRs will know brevity is not my friend, so this will probably be quite detailed!

First up, quick introduction for anyone who doesn't know us already.
My name is Lauren and above I'm pictured with my husband Bob at Disneyland Paris in March. We live in Glasgow, Scotland, and we're both giant Disney freaks. My favourite Disney film is Beauty and the Beast and I actually have Belle tattooed on my arm. I also love Marie from Aristocats and have her on my ankle.

When we visited WDW for our honeymoon, I met both characters and it was awesome. The experience meeting Marie was so magical! She tried to keep me!

Anyway, a little bit about me is that I'm 29 and we're visiting WDW as an early 30th birthday present to me. I'm vegan, I love animals, tattoos, pretty dresses, and my best friend (except for Bob) is my pet cat Stella.

My husband Bob is 34, his favourite Disney film is Wreck it Ralph, and he's obsessed with Star Wars. This is him at the Star Tours ride on our Disneymoon.

Bob is also vegan, loves animals, video games, and films.

So this is a big trip for us. We were last in the World for our honeymoon in 2013, and haven't had the money to go back since then. Earlier this year, we visited Disneyland Paris, which we enjoyed, and would revisit, but nothing quite cures those Disney cravings like a full-blown trip to WDW. When I got offered my new job in April, the first thing we did was to start planning a trip for my 30th birthday in January. Although it's my birthday in January, we opted for a November trip because we got a really great deal on ten days in Port Orleans Riverside, and it's just at the end of Food and Wine, before the Christmas crowds start to get crazy, so the timing is perfect for us!

This trip represents a lot of firsts for us: first time staying in a moderate resort as opposed to a value; first time celebrating a birthday (even if it's not exactly at the right time); first time staying in the World as vegans (I've done extensive research, made an ADR for each day, and am confident we will eat well!) This is also our first time paying for a WDW trip entirely with our own money, instead of money gifted to us as a wedding present. It feels really good to have worked hard, saved up, and paid for the whole trip together.

Without further ado, here is our jam-packed itinerary as it stands:

Day 1 (12th Nov): We are flying from Glasgow to London Gatwick, and then Gatwick to Orlando with British Airways. By the time we arrive, we will have been travelling for about fourteen hours, and will be ready to turn in, so will be getting the Magical Express to Port Orleans Riverside. We will hopefully have completed online check-in (it's not working for us at the moment!), so will be picking up our Magic Bands (pink and green) and going to get settled in our room. Once we have settled in, we will be grabbing a quick counter meal at Riverside Mill (our options are veggie burger, veggie wrap, veggie sandwich or create your own pasta, all of which sound excellent), buying refillable mugs, and if we have any energy left, we might grab a drink or have a look around the resort. What is more likely, however, is that we will eat, and then collapse in bed from total exhaustion, ready to face the next day.

Day 2 (13th Nov): This is our first park day and looks set to be an extremely busy one! We'll grab breakfast at the resort - probably just coffee and waffles, or beignets from French Quarter. I normally always want to hit up Magic Kingdom first, but on this occasion, we decided to do things a little differently, and will be heading straight to Epcot. Food & Wine will be on at this time, but as there isn't a lot we can eat there, we have decided to knock out Future World in the morning/afternoon, hopefully dodging some of the F&W crowds. When we arrive, we're planning to do a few of the less busy rides - Figment, Captain EO, maybe Mission Space (the Green side as I get nauseous easily), Living with the Land, or Turtle Talk with Crush. Between 10.50 and 11.50am, we're heading to Spaceship Earth to use up our Fastpass, and then we'll maybe stop for a drink or a snack and kill some time before our lunch ADR at Coral Reef at 1.05pm. We'll both be having the veggie chick'n dish, which looks really tasty, then heading to The Seas with Nemo and Friends to use our 1.50pm Fastpass. We'll finish off Future World in the afternoon with anything we fancy doing, and finally use our Soarin' Fastpass at around 3.25pm, before heading to World Showcase to see a bit of Food & Wine.

Although there isn't much we can eat at F&W, since they got rid of the vegan booth, there are a few fancy drinks I'd like to try. World Showcase is probably my favourite location in the World, but I know it'll be really busy, so we may just visit a few pavillions, then I would like to grab a quick Counter Service meal at Tangierine Cafe, before wandering down to the Boardwalk. I have it listed that we will do Jelly Rolls on this night, but as we'll likely be exhausted, I'm just hoping we can stay awake that long! We will at least have a walk on the Boardwalk and hopefully grab a drink somewhere. I really want to do Jelly Rolls! When we're totally shattered, we'll probably grab a cab back to POR and turn in for the night.

Day 3 (14th Nov): After a hopefully quite restful sleep, we will have a leisurely breakfast and stroll around the resort before leaving for Hollywood Studios in time for our first Fastpass - Tower of Terror from 10.35am. After ToT, we'll do an attraction or two, then head to Frozen Singalong for our Fastpass at 12.35pm. We'll get a counter service meal for lunch - I'm thinking pizza with vegan cheese from Pizza Planet, then use our Fastpass for TSMM between 1.50 and 2.50pm. The afternoon will be dedicated to doing a bunch of other HS attractions, probably including Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, Star Tours, and The Great Movie Ride, or maybe the Little Mermaid/Beauty and the Beast shows. In the evening, we'll be going for our 7pm ADR at Sci-Fi Dine In for veggie burgers and vegan shakes, then going back to POR for some resort entertainment and drinks - I'm hoping to catch YeHaa Bob on this night.

Day 4 (15th Nov): Day 4 and we're STILL not going to Magic Kingdom until the evening. Not sure how I'll last this long without seeing Cinderella's castle, but I guess we're saving the best for last. Today is Animal Kingdom day, but our Fastpasses are all in the afternoon, so we'll probably head to AK for late morning and do a couple of attractions - The Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo the Musical, and Dinoland. After we've done some of the smaller attractions, we're heading for our 12.55pm lunch ADR at Tusker House, where we're going to stuff ourselves silly on the buffet. After lunch, we're going to use our Fastpasses for Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids and Expedition Everest, finishing off at AK at around 4.40pm, grabbing the bus back to the resort for a super quick meal at Riverside Mill, getting changed and heading out to MVMCP. FINALLY we will be in my beloved Magic Kingdom. The main plan for this night is to enjoy the Christmas festivities, but we'll probably do a few rides too, as there are certain rides I love doing at night, specifically the People Mover, Space Mountain and the Carousel.

Day 5 (16th Nov): This is a very exciting day as it's a FULL DAY IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM. I'll be dragging Bob from bed at the crack of dawn no doubt, in order to have a speedy breakfast and make a beeline for MK. We'll probably do a bit of Tomorrowland, before going onto Frontierland for our 10.30am BTM fastpass, do a couple of nearby rides like Splash Mountain and Haunted Mansion, then head to Columbia Harbour House for veggie chilli at around 12pm. After lunch, we'll be going back to Fantasyland for our Peter Pan Fastpass (12.15-1.15pm), then our 1.30-2.30pm Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Fastpass (FIRST TIME WOOOO!), leaving the remainder of Fantasyland to be covered late afternoon, and anything else we fancy doing that day as we have quite a big gap till dinner. On my to do list is to go on the Liberty Square Riverboat as I've not been on it in years, and I also want to meet Tiana! Today may also be the day we have our first ever Dole Whip! Finally, we'll get the Monorail to the Contemporary at around 6pm, as we have a 7pm dinner ADR at The Wave, where we will be asking for the vegetarian menu and hopefully having something tasty. After dinner, we're going to go back to the resort for some much needed resort time and relaxation.

Day 6 (17th Nov): Today we are going to get up when we're ready, have breakfast and some resort time, and then get the boat across the water from POR to Downtown Disney, to do some shopping. We'll probably get a veggie sandwich from Earl of Sandwich, then explore our favourite stores and have a bit of fun. Trying the vegan cupcakes from Erin McKenna's bakery is an absolute must for us! We may pick up some Christmas gifts or just treat ourselves, before heading back to the resort for a relaxing evening. We have a 6.40pm ADR at Boatwrights, where we'll be having some vegetarian/vegan jambalaya, then we may meander towards French Quarter to sample some live jazz at Scatcat's Club. We'll probably have a good few drinks, totally relax and enjoy ourselves at either resort bar, then go to bed when ready.

Day 7 (18th Nov): No Fastpasses or lunch ADR for today so no pressure to be anywhere at a certain time. The plan on this day is to go to Hollywood Studios in the morning and do anything we haven't yet done, but this plan is subject to our mood on the day and we may do another park instead if the mood takes us. I'm thinking salad for lunch at ABC Commissary, then we will head back to the resort to get ready for a big night out in MK! I have a highly coveted ADR at Be Our Guest for 5.25pm, where we will be having a romantic meal of ratatouille and possibly dairy-free ice cream, and reflecting on the highlights of our trip so far. After dinner, we will be staking out a good spot for the Electrical Parade, followed by Wishes. We have EMH at this park till 10pm, so we may do a few rides before heading back to the resort.

Day 8 (19th Nov): This is going to be a big day for character interaction! We'll start the day at Magic Kingdom, where our first stop is Town Square Theater to meet Tinker Bell with a Fastpass for 9.20am onwards. We also have Fastpasses to meet Cinderella and Rapunzel, and Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall, and we'll be doing all of these at once between 11am and 1pm. We will also be taking the opportunity to hop on anything we've missed or maybe do some additional character meets once we've sussed out the schedule. I'm thinking lunch at Cosmic Ray's, then we'll get the bus straight to Epcot to finish the day off at World Showcase. After we've had a good wander around World Showcase, met a few of our favourites (Belle, Alice, etc), had an iced tea from China, and been on our favourite attractions, we'll go to Nine Dragons for our 6.30pm reservation. We'll be having vegetable stir fry and will probably get a nice drink to go with it, before going to Mexico for my favourite Disney treat - a frozen margarita. We'll find a good spot for Illuminations, probably by the Rose and Crown, and toast to a great holiday while watching the fireworks. We'll probably take advantage of EMH and spend some time drinking in World Showcase till close, before getting the bus back to POR.

Day 9 (20th Nov): LAST FULL DAY. Sad First on the agenda for today is Animal Kingdom, though we may be moving slowly after the margaritas from the night before. We'll do anything left to do, maybe do Everest again, then hop the bus over to AKL for our lunch reservation at Sanaa, where we'll be asking for the vegan menu and enjoying a feast. After lunch, we'll go back to the resort to pack, grab a quick dinner, and then go to the Bay Lake Tower, hoping to meet Robyn and Sy in Top of the World Lounge! We'll be trying to enjoy ourselves as much as possible without thinking about going home.

Day 10 (21st Nov): Check-out is at 11am but our flight isn't until 7.55pm, so we'll probably see if reception will hold our bags for a few hours, then go to Epcot to finish off anything we've not done yet (or another park depending on what we've missed or want to do again), maybe get lunch at Sunshine Seasons, do some last minute shopping, get dinner at the resort, and then catch the Magical Express to the airport. Sad We'll fly overnight, be home in the morning, and have the following day off to recover from the jet-lag. I'll no doubt be quite sad that we've spent two years planning a trip that's now over, but the joy of writing up our trip report and coming back to our kitty cat, will give me the motivation to come home.

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sounds like a great trip. There is a place at Riverside to hold your luggage on your last day. Check out the Osborne lights when you are Hollywood Studios.

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Thanks for this info JoAnn! We're hoping to catch the Osborne lights the night we're in HS. Do you know if they're on every day or specific days? Smile

That's us got the online check-in working too. We requested a highest floor corner room. Smile

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lolastardust wrote:
Thanks for this info JoAnn! We're hoping to catch the Osborne lights the night we're in HS. Do you know if they're on every day or specific days? Smile

That's us got the online check-in working too. We requested a highest floor corner room. Smile

They are on every night starting at 6:00pm if I remember correctly.

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Oh that's fab, means we can catch them before our Sci-Fi ADR. They looked really cool in the photos. Smile

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Sounds amazing! Wish we overlapped so we could meet up too!

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Me too lovely. Next time maybe. Just had to go for the best price/timing we could get. Smile

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Love your plans! You are going to have such a fabulous time!

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Thank you! I'm actually so excited! I'm at that point where I've planned everything in meticulous detail and everything is booked and it's just a case of waiting now. waaaah why is time going so slowly? Tongue

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Time is going super slowly I agree Wink your plans sound awesome!

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Our cats are twins!!!! Stella looks exactly like mine!! How old is she and is she little too? My girl is 14 yrs old and weighs 6 1/2 lbs. She's a little thing:)

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Time is going super slowly I agree Wink your plans sound awesome!

Robyn, I'm convinced time is going backwards. My friend asked how many sleeps it was yesterday and I was all 'IT'S 58 DAYS IT SOUNDS SO LONG' and she agreed it does sound long. Thankfully Bob has agreed we can go see Disney on Ice this month or next month so hopefully that will help pass the time a bit.

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Our cats are twins!!!! Stella looks exactly like mine!! How old is she and is she little too? My girl is 14 yrs old and weighs 6 1/2 lbs. She's a little thing:)

Aww that's lovely. Stella just turned 6! We only got her a year ago, rehomed her from a family friend who couldn't keep her. She had been sent from home to home and consistently rejected for behavioural issues - hissing and scratching. Within a few months of patience and kindness, she was a totally changed cat and is now very calm and affectionate. She's my wee hero. I'm not sure of Stella's weight as we're yet to get her registered at a vet, but when we got her she was all skin and bones from not being fed or exercised properly. She's still a slim cat but has more muscle and fat now, and she's quite a long cat - when she's all stretched out she looks like a baby tiger. I love her so much! <3

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Just realised my counter now says 1 month, 3 weeks instead of 1 month, 4 weeks! Yahoo! Laughing out loud

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Sounds like a great plan! Super excited for you guys! And I'll try not to wish for my trip to get here too quick as that means that you're trip will be over yuck

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Haha Allie, that's very considerate of you! I'm wishing the time away though. Must try to fill my time with other things to make the waiting less excruciating!

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We got our Mickey Mail in on Thursday! Can't believe how close it is now! I can almost taste the magic! mickey

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lolastardust wrote:
We got our Mickey Mail in on Thursday! Can't believe how close it is now! I can almost taste the magic! mickey

And it tastes really good!! laugh

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ONLY TWO DAYS TO GO GUYS! X

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Okay folks, we are back in Scotland, and the jet lag is starting to wear off. Bob has kindly uploaded the photos and organised those for Day 1 & 2, so I'll start off with those days and then update more as the photos get processed. Without further ado, I present Day 1 & 2 of my big birthday trip!

Day 1 (Travel Day):
The alarm went off at 4am. Getting up was super difficult, but not as difficult as on other days, as we knew we were going to Disney! We were fully packed, and the cat sitter was due to visit later that day. Our taxi to Glasgow airport was booked for 5am, and I got this quick snap in the mirror right before it turned up.

I had bought a big Mickey and Minnie travel bag from Primark in Glasgow, so even my luggage was Disney-themed. I was also wearing my Elsa t-shirt, and had put a temporary peach dye through my hair, so it was colourful for the first couple of days. We bundled into a taxi. The taxi driver thought he was hilarious and spent the whole journey making jokes. I was only half awake so I let it all wash over me. When we arrived, we made a beeline for security and got through without setting off an alarm for once. Then we went to Starbucks because we were both in dire need of a coffee.

Starbucks and the airport were really busy with guys in suits going on business trips, and we were super out of place in our jeans and tees. But I was going to Disney, so I didn't care. We boarded the flight in time for take-off at 7am. They came around with breakfast and there were no vegan options for us, so we just had a Diet Coke as we planned to eat at Gatwick airport. We did get to watch the sunrise from the aircraft, which was pretty magical.


Bob read on his Kindle for the journey.

When we landed in Gatwick, we had to go through security again. We hadn't realised we needed to go through twice, so we had our sunscreen confiscated - boo! It was pretty stressful, but we finally got through into the airport, and ended up going back to Starbucks for breakfast. We got a couple of these Christmas veggie flatbreads, and some fruit juice.

After we'd eaten, we quickly bought some Factor 50 to replace the lost stuff. I bought a book for the journey. Our second flight was slightly delayed but we were soon on board and there were lots of movies to choose from. Bob watched Antman, I watched Pitch Perfect 2, and they brought round a tasty vegan meal of chickpeas in some kind of tomato sauce, spinach and rice. I did take a photo but can't find it now. It was nice anyway! I then watched Man Up (the Simon Pegg film), while Bob slept. It was okay. And I finished off my movie watching with Inside Out to get me in the Disney mood. When Bob woke up, he watched Mad Max and I watched a couple of old episodes of Friends.

When we were almost there, they brought around some veggie sandwiches for dinner.

These were edible but not as good as the earlier meal.

By this point, we were both desperate to get off the plane as our legs were sore. The BA screens show you how long is left in your journey, and by the time we got to single digit minutes, I was counting down. We landed on time with a minute to spare. Then we had customs, bag pick-up, blah blah, the usual boring stuff. I like getting the tram across to the other terminal because it's always our first ride experience!


Bob wouldn't let me take a picture of his face because we were so tired, so I took a photo of our bags instead!

Finally it was time for the MAGICAL EXPRESS. Unfortunately, our bus was just a Mears bus that said Magical Express on the screen up front. But it was still taking us to Disney! YAY!

After what felt like an eternity, we arrived at POR and got checked in. Our room was right up the back of Alligator Bayou, perfect for us cause we like things quiet. We got a highest floor corner room as requested, meaning we got two windows like I wanted! I snapped a photo of our Magic Bands. I also got a birthday button, and Bob got an 'I'm Celebrating' one.

I took a selfie. Obviously.

It was dark when we got in, so we didn't bother taking room photos that day. However, we did get this shot of the water wheel at night.

Then we popped into Riverside Mill for a proper dinner. We both ordered a Create-Your-Own-Pasta and bought refillable mugs. I got purple and Bob got green.

We both got Marinara sauce, and I got spinach, broccoli and mushrooms, I think. Bob got spinach, mushrooms and olives. It was yummy but there was so much pasta! We didn't finish it all. We had a wander after dinner, and took a look at the Boatwright's menu. The cast member there complimented my Powerpuff and Belle tattoos. This was tattoo compliment #1 of many. We kept count cause we're weird like that. Bob suddenly realised he'd left his camera in Riverside Mill and ran back! We had a quick look in the shop, then went back to the room and crashed out, ready to hit Epcot the following morning.

Day 2 to follow in another comment.

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Yay! Keep it coming! muchlove

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Day 2 (Epcot):
After a very long sleep, we got up, showered, dressed and unpacked some things. We then walked down to Riverside Mill for breakfast. Here are some photos from around the resort that we took throughout the holiday.


We were in 38 Alligator Bayou. It was a pleasant walk to the resort amenities.

Our room with two windows.


Louis.

Lots of cute wee details in the room.


This was on the walk to the main area.

Here is one of me that Bob took on the way to breakfast that morning.


And a very happy alligator.






On the way to breakfast, a nice couple took a photo of us in front of the water wheel. I love this picture.

When we got to Riverside Mill, we requested some special allergy Mickey waffles, which we got with fruit and a banana. They came with syrup, and we also got some soymilk to have with coffee.


After breakfast, we popped back to the room for some sunscreen, then it was finally time to get the bus to Epcot! We went straight through the gates and took some pictures of the Food and Wine entrance art.





First up, we wandered over to Future World because I wanted to go on Figment, my fave.




Figment selfie!
After the ride, I played around making a Figment.

Then we looked in the shop.

I bought this beautiful Figment pin as I fell in love with it.


Then it was onto Captain EO.



Afterwards, it was time to use our Spaceship Earth fastpass, so we headed down there.


The ride stopped twice. We ended up in a green house in the country.





Then we wandered through Innoventions, and decided to do Power of Color.


I got my second tattoo compliment on my snake tattoo from a cast member who also had a secret snake tattoo. He told me his nickname was snake, he DJs as DJ Snake, and that it was because he was once bitten by a rattlesnake. It was a really entertaining story. We were terrible at the colour match game. But I took a selfie in the room that lights up with different colours. My face was all purple. It was ace.

And I got my coloured silhouette.

This was fairly entertaining - not all that informative but interactive and fun. We enjoyed the paintbrush bit.

Now it was time for lunch, so we went to Coral Reef to use our ADR. We were seated really quickly, right next to the fishtank.




The CM asked about our dietary needs and we explained we were vegan. He assured us that the vegetarian Chick'n breast was vegan, and as we'd been planning to get that anyway, we went ahead and ordered one each. They brought us bread with fancy sea salt in oil for dipping. It was delicious.

The chick'n breast was one of the best things we ate all holiday. There were so many yummy flavours, and the black rice is to die for!



I would thoroughly recommend this meal to anyone, vegan, vegetarian or omnivore. It's delicious. Bob's notes on this just say 'so tasty much filling wow'. That pretty much sums up my feelings. We left a nice tip and snapped a photo of this seahorse when leaving.

Then we killed some time in Mickey Gear.

And soon it was time to use our Nemo & Friends fastpasses.



After Nemo, we quickly did Turtle Talk with Crush. This was cute, and was the first time we'd done it. I got a photo with this guy.

And then we hopped on Living with the Land.

I got a photo of this quote on the way in. It's not very clear as I was moving in the queue but it explained my motivation for being vegan quite well.


At this point, we were tired and hot, and the park was busy, so we stopped for an iced tea in Sunshine Seasons.

Then it was time to use our Soarin' fastpasses OMG.

We were glad we had fastpasses, as the stand-by line was 95 minutes! This ride was even better than I remembered. I know they're changing it, so I was glad to get one last go on it before it changes.

We'd done everything we wanted to do in Future World that day, so we decided to take a walk over to World Showcase to see a bit of Food and Wine.


F&W Mickey is so cute.

When we arrived, the queue for Daisy Duck was short, so we decided to do our first character meet. It was quite hurried so we only got a photo with me. But it is cute. She was blowing kisses in my ear. This is a bit shadowy up top, but we have some on our MDE account that I will check out later.

Then it was time for Frozen margaritas! Woohoo!

I took photos while Bob was buying margaritas.


This was a wonderful moment. My most lasting memory of our last trip is frozen margaritas overlooking World Showcase Lagoon, and here I was again; we'd made it back. I was over the moon at this moment.

These are my fave Disney drinks! I got lime obviously, and Bob got mango. Mine melted faster than his, and I think it's something to do with the lime being used more often, so it's more watery.
The South Korean stall was near the China pavillion. We stopped to get some South Korean BBQ with cucumber kimchi and rice (all vegan) and sat down in China to eat it.


This was so yummy! Everyone must eat it!


The sun was starting to go down as we walked around World Showcase. My feet were getting sore, so we walked all the way to Greece for some moussaka.


We had vegan moussaka from the Greece stall with some delicious pineapple wine from Hawaii, and we sat and ate outside a shop.

Of course we had to take a picture of the Scotland sign even though there's nothing we can eat there!

Just as we were leaving the park for the day, we heard someone shout 'Bob!' We were confused that anybody knew Bob's name. It turned out to be Sally-Ann from the forum. She'd recognised Bob from my pictures. We had a nice chat with her and her partner in Future World, and they told us some inside gossip about Hollywood Studios, as we were going there the next day. After that, we were totally exhausted, and went to catch the bus. I got tattoo compliment #3 on my Belle tattoo from a little girl on the bus home. And then we crashed out in bed from exhaustion. I will update the next day once we've sorted out the photos from it. Thanks for reading so far everyone!

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Great trip report! Can't wait to read more!

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Great POR pictures! And I know I said this already on Facebook, but I LOVE Coral Reef so I'm so glad you enjoyed it. And how cool that you ran into Sally-Ann. She is super sweet.

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Thanks! Bob took all the camera photos. There are some less good ones thrown in from our phones but I love how the POR ones came out. We really liked POR! The atmosphere suited us perfectly. Next time I'd love to try a mansion room. Coral Reef was excellent! It was one of the best meals we had. The only others that were as good were The Wave and Sanaa. It was also really cool to have a table next to the fish! And that sea salt is something else! Sally-Ann was lovely. She recognised Bob before she did me - probably the Star Wars tee was a giveaway! We also met up with Robyn and Sy right at the end. This was my first time meeting forum members and I could not believe how lovely everyone was. I'm really excited for the big meet now, even though we can't do the Cruise part. Aaah I want to do more trip report but I can't until Bob does the photos haha. He's the photo guy/note taker. I'm the one who compiles it all. laugh I promise I'll do more as soon as I have more photos. silly

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Sounds amazing so far. I really loved the Moussaka! It had a bit of a kick to it that I really enjoyed. Reading your report and Spooks earlier made me realize the ONE thing I don't like about this forum... everyone posts delicious food I want to try LOL waiting

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Moussaka was really nice. Really enjoyed both the things we had at F&W this year. Lots more amazing food to come in the report! Xx

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Great TR. Love looking at your pictures. I thinks its awesome that you count your tattoo compliments! clapping

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Loving the trip report so far. Thanks for sharing. I've never seen sunrise from an airplane. That must have been amazing. I agree with JMed about people posting pics of their food. I want to try it all. I'm a carnivore, but that Korean BBQ looks delicious! One question about the Mickey Waffles...are they made with soymilk and some type of egg substitute? I'm really curious. I don't know a lot about the vegan lifestyle (other than no animal products whatsoever) and would really like to learn more.

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