My September pre-trip report!

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My September pre-trip report!

Hello! With 19 days to go until our trip, I am getting antsy and thought I'd work on our pre-trip report. This is my boyfriend Ryan's first trip to WDW, and I haven't been in about 7 years, so we (ok, mostly just me) have been planning a bit obsessively. Without further ado, here are our plans:

Tuesday, September 10th: We arrive around 4pm, and take the Magical Express to Port Orleans Riverside. This is the night we are going to MNSSHP, so we will probably just grab a quick dinner at the resort counter service restaurant and then head over to Magic Kingdom ASAP.

Wednesday, September 11th: Epcot! We are planning to be up for rope drop, which should be interesting when we're adjusting to the 3-hour time difference. Probably going to do lunch at Sunshine Seasons, and we have ADRs for an early dinner at San Angel Inn.

Thursday, September 12th: Magic Kingdom! This will be a rope drop to park closing sort of day because we really want to see as much as possible. No ADRs, I will survive on Dole Whip and Mickey Bars alone.

Friday, September 13th: Heading to Animal Kingdom in the morning, and having breakfast with Donald! Planning to hit as much of AK as possible before heading over to DHS in the early evening for Brown Derby, Fantasmic, and the Villains Party (though I haven't heard anything else about this since LTM was originally announced, we are planning on it).

Saturday, September 14th: Ryan's birthday! We will probably head to DHS in the morning to finish up anything we feel like we missed, but we're playing this by ear. We will definitely be heading to Epcot in the evening for his birthday dinner at Le Cellier.

Sunday, September 15th: No plans! This is the only day that I made no touring plans for. We will head to whichever park we feel like we need to visit again in the morning, or maybe take the boat ride to DTD. We will end the night at Magic Kingdom because of EMH, plus it seems like a magical way to end the trip.

Monday, September 16th: We leave in the afternoon, so we'll probably spend our final morning just wandering around the resort and soaking up all the Disney magic we can before we have to come back to reality!

We have been to Disneyland 3 times together (and Ryan used to go all the time when he was growing up in southern California), so I would say I'm probably most excited to see the rides that are unique to WDW. I am looking forward to seeing the different version of our favorite rides too, though!

We also got Photopass Plus, have any of you used it? Neither of us has a nice camera and we thought it would be the easiest way to make sure we have plenty of photos from the trip.

-Caitlin

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Your plans sound great! We will be there over the same time as you, we will be at MK on the 12th and HS on the 13th for the villains party Wink

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rylin wrote:

I will survive on Dole Whip and Mickey Bars alone.

You are my hero!! awesome

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Sounds awesome!

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Love POR resort - we have stayed there twice now and it is definitely my favourite moderate. I was looking at the PhotoPass+, but we missed the cutoff to get the $50 discount, so we're not getting it this trip. Based on what I've heard, it sounds like it's worth it. Have a great time! awesome

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Rylin and Robin...please take lots of pictures of the evil queen for me! clapping
at the Villains Party!

Have FUN!

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Your plans sound great! We will be there over the same time as you, we will be at MK on the 12th and HS on the 13th for the villains party Wink

Oh how cool! Maybe we'll run into each other Smile

JMUDukz wrote:
You are my hero!! awesome

Thank you! I may throw a cinnamon roll from Gaston's Tavern into the mix as well.

Eeyore wrote:
Sounds awesome!

Thanks! I really really can't wait. Haha, I think I'm going to start getting my suitcase together this weekend!

JanJ wrote:
Love POR resort - we have stayed there twice now and it is definitely my favourite moderate. I was looking at the PhotoPass+, but we missed the cutoff to get the $50 discount, so we're not getting it this trip. Based on what I've heard, it sounds like it's worth it. Have a great time! awesome

Thank you! I am excited to stay there. It just seems like such a gorgeous property, and the location seems perfect for us. We were originally going to stay at a Value resort, but ended up deciding it would be worth the extra money to upgrade. I will let you know what we end up thinking of PhotoPass+!

Magic Mirror wrote:
Rylin and Robin...please take lots of pictures of the evil queen for me! clapping
at the Villains Party!
Have FUN!

I will make sure I get some pictures for you! I am also really hoping to run into Dr. Facilier- he is one of my favorites.

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You're just days away!!! How exciting!!!! Have a great time!

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Your plans sound great! We will be there over the same time as you, we will be at MK on the 12th and HS on the 13th for the villains party Wink

I've seen a couple of references to the "villains party" - what exactly is it? I tried a few searches but can't seem to find any information about it (that could be just me and my search capability. silly ). Sounds like it would be fun but all the Halloween festivities start after we get home. gaah

BTW - 7 days! clapping I'm so excited!

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sounds like a great trip.

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That sounds so awesome!!! I can't wait to hear about how it goes!

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rylin wrote:

We also got Photopass Plus, have any of you used it? Neither of us has a nice camera and we thought it would be the easiest way to make sure we have plenty of photos from the trip.

-Caitlin

I have used photopass+ in the past...and will again in December. We thought it was great! Especially if you like getting ride photos, which we love! Also I think it should include a pic at the tusker house character bfast (it included one at O'hana that we took advantage of)

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petriedish wrote:
rylin wrote:

We also got Photopass Plus, have any of you used it? Neither of us has a nice camera and we thought it would be the easiest way to make sure we have plenty of photos from the trip.

-Caitlin

I have used photopass+ in the past...and will again in December. We thought it was great! Especially if you like getting ride photos, which we love! Also I think it should include a pic at the tusker house character bfast (it included one at O'hana that we took advantage of)

These are the participating dining locations for photopass+:
1900 Park Fare
'Ohana
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
Chef Mickey's
Cinderella's Royal Table
Tusker House Restaurant
Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue
Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

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JanJ wrote:
RobynPrincess wrote:
Your plans sound great! We will be there over the same time as you, we will be at MK on the 12th and HS on the 13th for the villains party Wink

I've seen a couple of references to the "villains party" - what exactly is it? I tried a few searches but can't seem to find any information about it (that could be just me and my search capability. silly ). Sounds like it would be fun but all the Halloween festivities start after we get home. gaah

BTW - 7 days! clapping I'm so excited!

This was taken from another Disney page called Doctor Disney.
Coming Friday, September 13, get ready to experience the most spine-tingling bit of Limited Time Magic yet at Walt Disney World Resort! From 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM"a.k.a. the 13th hour"the Disney Villains will be waiting for your arrival as they make their way to the dead center of Disney's Hollywood Studios. Come along for this devilishly delicious affair, on a night jam-packed with 13 dastardly Disney baddies and a host of fiendish festivities. It's a one-time event you won't soon forget... even if you try! And be on the lookout for further announcements and more details as the date of the event draws closer, only at Disney Parks!

Here is the link to the article: http://www.doctordisney.com/2013/08/23/details-revealed-for-disney-limited-time-magic-unleash-the-villains/

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Thanks Mandy!

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You're welcome. I'm planning on going to it.

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One week until this trip- I can't believe it's almost here!

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Sounds like a great trip! I know you will have a blast!!

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