Romantic Engagecation TRIP REPORT!!!

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Romantic Engagecation TRIP REPORT!!!

Well....I'll cut to the chase...I proposed!! I figured I'd throw up some awesome photos but not too much (I don't wanna overwhelm you guys). I won't go into too TOO much detail with my trip report..well..unless someone asks me something specific! So feel free to ask questions or comments!

We wound up following touring plans beautifully...but it actually wasn't too strict after the "first two things we gotta ride" lol. We checked into Animal Kingdom Lodge club level on Thurs. July 12th..hung out in the club lounge with snacks and stuff, and the flowers I ordered for her were in the room..and she got all teary-eyed at that..then I proposed and it was total waterworks. She really couldn't be happier. She kept saying the whole night it was the most incredible day of her entire life. It was awesome. Okay...TRIP REPORT TIME!!

Thurs 12th - We decided after dinner at Boma inside AKL to head to MK. We took our ADR early at around 5 instead of 6. So we wound up inside MK at around 6:45..7ish. We figured we'd do a couple rides and get a lay of the land since we haven't been there in at least 10 years! So we grabbed a FP for Buzz and started to walk to HM and maybe Adventureland and stuff when the skies turned DARK...my fiancee decided lets go into the stores on Main St. and try to get inside. Sure enough...DOWNPOUR. A CM in one of the stores gave us a couple of "Just Engaged" buttons. So in another 45min or so it finally let up, and we ran to our FP for Buzz. Then we rode Haunted Mansion, and we realized we had to be up REALLY early for DHS RD so we just headed back to the resort...no Wishes tonight.

Fri 13th - DHS DAY!! We woke up..had breakfast in the club lounge (cereal, coffee, fruit, pastries). We caught a bus really really easily. We wound up riding...TSMM, ToT, RnRC, Star Tours, and just returning for our FP for our 2nd ride on TSMM at 10am. We decided to skip Backlot and Indy. We grabbed lunch early at like 11:30, then rode GMR, and saw Muppets. We went back to AKL by 1pm and then relaxed by the pool the whole day. We got back to DHS for our ADR at Mama Melrose (which was really really good) by 6pm, we grabbed another FP for TSMM before we left earlier on, so we used it for right after dinner for our 3rd ride. And then we shopped a little and then got seated for our 9PM Fantasmic. (Which she LOVED).

Sat 14th - MK DAY!! We woke up in time (running to make the 7:30ish bus). And had our 8am ADR at Crystal Palace for Pooh breakfast. It was really good. They sprinkled Mickey confetti on the table...I guess after seeing our buttons... . We did our touring plan I had all drawn up..to an extent. We were right at the Tomorrowland rope when it opened. We rode Space, grabbed a FP for Buzz, rode Pooh, IASW (after PP was closed), returned for our FP for Buzz, grabbed FP for Splash, rode BTMRR, and rode Splash by Noon. We wound up grabbing some dole whip on our way out, back to AKL. We had lunch at the CS (Mara) inside AKL. And another day by the pool. We got back to MK's boat launches by 5ish..in time for our 6pm ADR at Artist Point at WL. That was her favorite meal. More magic too...free smoked salmon cakes with our bread & butter. We got back to MK by 7:30ish, and decided to ride Jungle Cruise & Pirates, Pirates, & Philharmagic before *trying* to stake out a spot for MSEP and Wishes..we wound up getting a pretty good spot along the walkway between Plaza & Tmrwland...4:00 position to the castle.

Sun 15th - AK DAY!! We decided to save some money and cancel the Sunrise Safari. We had breakfast in the club lounge again and made it in time for RD in AK. We rode EE, and EE with a FP after Dinosaur, and Primeval Whirl, and MJT...andddd...Kilimanjaro by Noon. All you guys are going to kill me but...we didn't do ITTBAB, FoTLK, or Kali. Another pool day! lol...(EE was badass btw). We went over to Kidani for our dinner ADR for Sanaa. Then it began raining REALLY bad. So we just stayed in...had some drinks in the club lounge...

Mon 16th - EPCOT DAY!! We were the first people at the turnstiles after our longest bus wait of 20min at Jambo in AKL. We did Soarin and grabbed a FP, then did SOAT, Mission Space Orange, and Living with the Land. Then WS opened by 11..we did Gran Fiesta Tour & Maelstrom before lunch at Yorkshire in UK. We realized right beside us were incredible seats for illuminations, so we grabbed them after dinner. We ran back to FW to ride Spaceship Earth, waited 45min (def worth it lol) for Character Spot, and grabbed ponchos for the RAIN! We grabbed the boat straight to Italy for our ADR at Tutto Italia, and staked out those seats in UK for illuminations by like 7:30. We got SEATS...away from the smoke...absolutely perfect.

Tues 17th - ...departure day. We got breakfast at Boma by like 7:45am and decided to make this trip the best it could be and headed to....Magic Kingdom! We did BTMRR twice (with FP) and did Splash Mt...anddd Buzz. And we shopped a bit. After grabbing lunch at Cosmic Ray's and riding the People Mover, we left. DME was going to be there by 6:30. So we just checked out and stuff.

Great trip!!!!!

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Awesome!! Sounds like you had an amazing time.

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Can't wait to see your pictures, especially of the ring. muchlove

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Sounds like you guys had a blast! Any favorite fun moments or ride or show experiences? Other than the proposing of course... yay

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Yay!! stars I'm so happy you guys had a great time! You were in my thoughts all week.

What are your thoughts about the hotel? Did you like being on club level? How was your view?

I can't believe you got to ride TSMM three times!! You had great timing! Which was your favorite park?

Picture picture pictures!!

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Congratulations! It sounds like it was an amazing trip for both you and your soon to be bride! How were the crowds? And I'm dying to see your pictures!

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Congrats on the engagement and a wonderful trip. Let's see some pictures!

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congrats Glad you had such an amazing time!

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Congratulations! Sounds like a great trip!

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Thanks for a great report. mickey

So glad it was great. Can't wait to see the pics!!!!

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Looks like you had a great trip, and CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement.

Can't wait to see some pics.

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Thanks everyone!!!
I couldn't ask for more.
The room was incredible and the views were too. It was great with the club level with the food and everything.

Don't worry...pics are coming!!

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Great trip report.

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yay yay Yaaay! As a hopeless romantic, I love engagement stories!! Congrats! Pics please!!!

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Sounds like a wonderful trip and CONGRATULATIONS!
congrats stars congrats stars

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Need more info on the proposal and pictures Smile :) Smile :) lol love the rest of the TR though xxxxxx

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Here are some pics!!!

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OMG! A hidden mickey ring. Love it!

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yeah....didn't exactly plan on it lol..after I got it built I sorta realized but I figured it'd just be cute.. ::blushes::

Okay Robyn...more info?

I got the ring built by a jeweler...it's 14k white gold. 5 diamonds, 2 from my mom's engagement ring, 1 from a ring of my grandma's and 2 from a ring of my great-grandmother's. Total carat weight is 1.38 carats of diamonds. Totally blew my fiancee away. No kidding.

I had flowers in the room before we entered so they'd be waiting for us. I went up to the club desk to see if our room was ready, without her, while she was shopping in the giftshop and while I was up there, I slipped the ring box into my pocket of my shorts. When we entered the room, she saw the flowers and read the card I had them put in there, and she was already starting to cry. And she was like...this is incredible. So I turned to her and said..well...I think I can make this more incredible. So I dropped to one knee, and asked her to marry me muchlove andddd...the rest is history! lol

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congrats Welcome back!! I'm glad you had such a great time! Her ring is very pretty. You did a good Job awesome

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drj898 wrote:
yeah....didn't exactly plan on it lol..after I got it built I sorta realized but I figured it'd just be cute.. ::blushes::

Okay Robyn...more info?

I got the ring built by a jeweler...it's 14k white gold. 5 diamonds, 2 from my mom's engagement ring, 1 from a ring of my grandma's and 2 from a ring of my great-grandmother's. Total carat weight is 1.38 carats of diamonds. Totally blew my fiancee away. No kidding.

I had flowers in the room before we entered so they'd be waiting for us. I went up to the club desk to see if our room was ready, without her, while she was shopping in the giftshop and while I was up there, I slipped the ring box into my pocket of my shorts. When we entered the room, she saw the flowers and read the card I had them put in there, and she was already starting to cry. And she was like...this is incredible. So I turned to her and said..well...I think I can make this more incredible. So I dropped to one knee, and asked her to marry me muchlove andddd...the rest is history! lol

yay CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a great purposal story! Smile
And great trip report. Sounds like you two had a blast!

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Great story, hidden Mickey ring, a fun trip....magical!

So is there a Disney WEDDING in the works now?

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I just welled up reading that Smile what a big softie you are Smile xxxxxx

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Eeek congratulations! I love, love, LOVE the hidden Mickey ring! What a great way for you both to always remember this trip! Have you talked about a date at all yet?

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Welcome back and congratulations! Glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

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Congrats! Welcome back!

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congrats congrats congrats welcome back sound like a great trip and could not have gone better for you guy's

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Congratulation!!! Great story, beautiful ring, many more years of magic are in ya'lls future! Love AKL CL.

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Allie wrote:
Eeek congratulations! I love, love, LOVE the hidden Mickey ring! What a great way for you both to always remember this trip! Have you talked about a date at all yet?

Why is that everyone's question? lol...if I had a nickel for every CM who asked us... mickey

Next year probably. Her brother..who got engaged a few months ago, has his wedding next October. I'd love to get married before then...hehehheh biggrin

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Great story, hidden Mickey ring, a fun trip....magical!

So is there a Disney WEDDING in the works now?

Honestly? Wanna keep a secret? I'm setting my sights on a destination wedding for.. ::drum roll:: Disney World!! Kinda predictable I guess, huh? My mom's kinda bursting my balloon ya know? Raining on my parade? Apparently I have a lot to do in my life between school and work and stuff in order to "even talk about it". Yuck. Not very magical.

And to be honest, I'm about 60-80% sure my fiancee would be up for it. I was just talking to our TA about it before when we spoke on the phone to tell her my trip report, and she was all game. She got engaged, married, and Disneymoon'ed in WDW. So she was all game for it...and all she wanted to do was talk to me about it.

I'm not a very manly man for admitting that I got all teary-eyed when I was reading up on it on the website...oh well..I'm sure you guys will understand. I hope. ::blushes::

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Oh, goody. A Disney wedding. How cool is that?

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Very. I just hope it pans out! lol