Something Borrowed, Blue, COLD & New - A Disney Wedding Extravaganza! Update: 11/04

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  1. fallonkendra

    fallonkendra DIS Veteran

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    Christmas Tree Trail

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    We had lots of time before our supper reservation so we took our time looking at each tree, before walking around a very crowded World of Disney. We also stopped in Amorettes to see their Christmas display, but we decided not to buy anything at that point (which I now regret, as I never made it back there on this trip – Luke did, but he didn’t take pictures).

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    We were still a bit early, but we decided to go check in for our reservation at Homecomin’. We had a very minimal wait before they had a table ready for us!
    Once we finished eating, we were tired and headed back to Pop Century. We packed up our stuff in preparation for our hotel move the following day, and were both asleep before midnight- we both woke up when we heard the fireworks and sleepily said “Happy New Year” before rolling over and going back to sleep. We are such party animals haha.

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  2. MeghanEmily

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    I love that you guys got to volunteer at GKTW. I've bookmarked your volunteer link from their site because it's on my wish list for an upcoming trip someday.

    Our NYE was very similar! lol
     
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  4. buzzrelly

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    Joining!

    Congratulations! Sounds like an amazing trip! You had me checking how many DVC points I'd need for a trip over NYE, and they are surprising not as much as I thought. Definitely not in the plans for the next couple years but maybe 2021!

    Can't wait to read
    more!
     
  5. DLo

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    Thank you for the inspiration. Just filled out a volunteer application. Last minute bonus trip in November so hope it works out. How far in advance did you plan your volunteer time slot ?
     
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  6. fallonkendra

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    Yay! We’ve been talking about possibly going back to GKTW during our May trip next year, I really enjoyed it!

    Haha, glad to hear you’re a party animal too!
     
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  7. fallonkendra

    fallonkendra DIS Veteran

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    Welcome! Thanks for joining in!
     
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  8. fallonkendra

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    They always seem to be looking for volunteers, I’m on the email list now. We did send our request in almost a year ahead of time, and certain volunteer opportunities do seem to book up quickly (like the ice cream one we did on NYE), but there will more than likely be an option somewhere on property! We did the food delivery on New Years Day which is great if you like driving a golf cart!
     
  9. DLo

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    Thank you. Since it is somewhat last minute, I will be flexible on time and job. I have thought about doing it then past but never did anything about it. Your post gave me the nudge I needed.
     
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  10. missjackiemcg

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    Love that you gave some of your trip time to helping others--it sounds like an incredibly fulfilling day!

    We were partying the night away followed by crawling in an hour of traffic on our NYE. Sounds like you had the right idea just snoozing into the new year :)
     
  11. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    There's.... a palace of ice cream??????


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    No..... limit......


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    Stawp!

    Sure! Why not!

    I kinda want this right now.

    :) I really like that. That's just.... awesome.

    Thanks! I did!

    Well... poop. Guess you'll just have to go back!

    Nice! And I did read your review. Dang! This place is going on my list!

    Also LOL'd at you calling it Che Fartsmith.

    Meh. It's over-rated.
     
  12. SarahDisney

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    That Ice Cream Palace looks really cool. I'm guessing that if you volunteer there enough, you get some crazy ideas for future ice cream parties. Sounds like a cool experience!

    I'm pretty sure the only reason I'm ever up at midnight on NYE is because that's one of the few nights a year that I tell myself I can stay up late and watch a movie. So if I haven't fallen asleep watching said movie, I'm awake.
     
  13. Steppesister

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    I get it! I seem to be busy then have time. Off and on again in waves. :)

    WHOA!!! That's amazing!

    How cool is that!?

    Thanks for the link. I can see myself doing that someday!

    Nice!

     
  14. Kippa-Dee-Do-Dah

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    Following! I read your trip report where you got engaged, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out. Love that you helped out at GKTW. I have a friend whose family is going on their son's Wish trip later this year and are staying there. They're so excited!
     
  15. amberdc1987

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    Just found your report!! Y'all are adorable!!! I absolutely love Christmas Time!!! Can't wait to go on our first trip when everything is decorated....next year lol. I cannot wait to hmhear more about y'all's trip and wedding. Keep it coming .
     
  16. pepperandchips

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    We ended up at Disney Springs for NYE 2016 (ate at the Boathouse and then saw La Nouba, RIP) and I was stunned by the crowd there. I think you did the better thing by leaving prior to midnight! Amorette's was something I'd saved until this last trip and now I'm basically obsessed. That chocolate display looks absolutely amazing! We won't make it back to WDW for Christmas this year but maybe they'll have it up shortly after thanksgiving, when we'll be there. And even if not, I'm sure I will find a mini-cake to drown my sorrows :rotfl:
     
  17. fallonkendra

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    Did you ever hear back about volunteering?

    Yeah, I don't like crowds, so I wanted nothing to do with the parks on NYE, and the special ticketed events didn't really appeal to us. So fried chicken and bed it was! Perfect for us haha!
     
  18. fallonkendra

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    The Ice Cream Palace was amazing!



    I was in awe of the creativity of some people! There were some crazy combinations I put together that day!


    This one did look and smell amazing!

    It's a really amazing place!


    I'll make sure I get something from there in December when we go! Their stuff is soooo good!

    It's our favourite restaurant on property! You really must try it!
     
  19. fallonkendra

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    Volunteering at GKTW is a fantastic experience!


    I've now worked five of the past six Saturday's (in addition to working Monday-Friday), so my time for Disboarding is almost non-existent these days. Only two more weeks of work until I have a week off though (going to visit my husband's family, so I'm sure I'll have time to get caught up on some reports here).


    It's really great to see how amazing they make these trips for the Wish Kids and their families.

    It's something I highly recommend!

    I hope you enjoy your Disney trip!
     
  20. fallonkendra

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    Welcome, thanks for joining in!

    I hope your friend has an amazing trip to GKTW! It's so amazing to see what they do to make these trips memorable for the Wish Kids!

    Welcome and thanks for joining in!

    I'm so sad I didn't get anything from Amorette's on this trip, those mini-cakes are amazing! Next May, we shall devour a few together haha :)
     
  21. DLo

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    Yes! I am working in Nancy’s Kitchen for dinner one night in November. There were still spots open but limited. I will contact earlier for next year.
     

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