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Old 09-09-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Wild Africa Trek, a Disney Wedding, AoA photoshoot, and more!Aug 2013 TR update 12/21

I'm very excited to finally be posting my trip report from my August 2013 trip! I went for a few days with my husband to go to a wedding. It was a jammed packed 5 days, but we got to do some truly incredible things. Here's just a sample of what you can expect:

-One of the best character meet and greets you'll ever hear about!
-a bachelorette party in Magic Kingdom, Splitsville, and Universal CityWalk
-Wild Africa trek
-Anniversary photo shoot at the Art of Animation resort
-an amazing dinner at Jiko
-a gorgeous Disney wedding that was a complete blast!
-a private Illuminations dessert party
-a fun lunch at Epcot with friends before heading home

Sound like a good time? It was wonderful! I hope you'll be following along with me!

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My Worst Travel Experience
Magic Kingdom Morning
The Best Character Meet and Greet!
Bachelorette Party
Wild Africa Trek
Anniversary Evening
The Wedding Ceremony
The Wedding Reception
Illuminations Dessert Party
Epcot


About Us


This is me and DH! We've been married for 2 years, and we had our honeymoon in Disney World. I'm much more of the Disney fanatic, but he enjoys it too. I am currently working as an SAT tutor, and I just got my masters in library science so I'm looking for a job in that field. In my free time I also do theater, I write, and I have my own Disney blog (www.disneyinyourday.com) DH is a software engineer who loves video games and is in the process of creating his own video game.

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For this trip we were staying in Animal Kingdom Lodge, thanks to a family member's DVC! We had a studio in Jambo House with a savanna view.


We were so excited to leave for this trip! Unfortunately, our first day of traveling was probably the worst travel experience I've ever had in my life...

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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joining! Sounds like a great experience ... well, after the travel issues as well. Sorry to hear of your issues - but at least it meant the only direction your trip could go once you got there was up!
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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Following along and subbing! Sounds super fun!
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #4
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This sounds like a great trip! I can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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Subbing. 😊 Just finished your solo trip report, excited for,this one.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Joining in!! Followed you over from solo-report - looking forward to this one now!
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:16 PM   #7
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joining! Sounds like a great experience ... well, after the travel issues as well. Sorry to hear of your issues - but at least it meant the only direction your trip could go once you got there was up!
Thanks! And that's a great way to look at it - the trip definitely went way up after the first day!

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Following along and subbing! Sounds super fun!
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This sounds like a great trip! I can't wait to hear all about it!
I'm looking forward to sharing with you!

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Subbing. 😊 Just finished your solo trip report, excited for,this one.
So glad you enjoyed my solo trip report, and glad to have you along here!!

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I'm so happy you hopped over here! Can't wait to share about my trip!
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Cute TR title!! We were just there in August as well so I'm interested to hear about it. I recently discovered the AKL - LOVE IT. Oh, and Jiko - to die for!!
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Unfortunately, our first day of traveling was probably the worst travel experience I've ever had in my life...


Although you know you don't need a cliffhanger to get me to sign up.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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Cute TR title!! We were just there in August as well so I'm interested to hear about it. I recently discovered the AKL - LOVE IT. Oh, and Jiko - to die for!!
Yes, I am in love with AKL! Jiko was incredible, and I loved Boma dinner too. Haven't had the chance to try Sanaa yet, even though we had a reservation for our first night there...

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Although you know you don't need a cliffhanger to get me to sign up.
Haha of course! Just keeping it interesting
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I'm here Becky!! There's gonna be lots of unique things, I can tell. I'm anxious to see how your photoshoot turned out and of course this amazing character M&G.
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Followed over from your solo TR... Can't wait to see your photo shoot!!
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Following along!
Thanks, glad to have you along again!

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I'm here Becky!! There's gonna be lots of unique things, I can tell. I'm anxious to see how your photoshoot turned out and of course this amazing character M&G.
Yay, glad you are here!! It was quite a unique trip with a lot of different things that we'd never done before!

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Followed over from your solo TR... Can't wait to see your photo shoot!!
I'm happy you're here! I haven't actually gotten all the photos from the shoot yet - I'm dying to see them! The previews we got look really cool!
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Dining Review

Also, if anyone is interested in following along with my dining review as well, you can find it here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=49532721 I love to take pictures of and write about food!
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