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Old 12-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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Well, we did it.

We successfully put on a wedding, said our I doís, and didnít kill each other on our honeymoon.

We DID however eat ourselves silly! We were married on 12/1, flew out to WDW on 12/2, and ate more food than we ever dreamed possible until the sad, sad day we returned on 12/14.

Hereís some backstory, over at the pre-trip thread I whipped up: right here!

Our itinerary stayed relatively close to what I outlined in our pre report, with some minor deviations.

Weíll start with a picture of the newly married couple, fully prepared to enjoy 11 days in the Happiest Place on Earth.


So hang on tight, buckle those safety belts, and keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times, because weíve got a LOT of reviewing to do.

First up: Flight day, with a little surprise (and let down) at the airport.

AWAY WE GO!
i cant wait to read this , saw pics wanna hear the story behind it all son
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:34 PM   #17
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I'm in! Love the wedding picture. It was a wonderful day when I finally found the fabled EoS in PHL. Makes having to deal with that airport just a little bit more tolerable!

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
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Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful honeymoon! Looking forward to your report!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #21
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:52 PM   #22
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We had a pretty uneventful flight (thankfully) to Orlando.

Christina ordered a hot tea.

I was tempted to order a stiff drink, but there wasn’t enough turbulence to put me into “I need some assistance with this flight” mode.

Stay tuned.
I bought my $5 glasses of wine on the flights to and fro, and I didn't really care that it was only 11am on the flight home! Worth every penny.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:13 AM   #23
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I bought my $5 glasses of wine on the flights to and fro, and I didn't really care that it was only 11am on the flight home! Worth every penny.
Haha, I had to have a drink or two on the way home. Something to take away the pain.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #24
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Congrats on your wedding! Beautiful picture!

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #25
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12/03

I thought Iíd try to stay on the healthy path Iíve been on for the past year with a morning omelet.



Some egg beaters, fat free cheese, and some turkey lunch meat, topped with some low carb ketchup. It was cooked perfectly by a master chef in our lovely hotel roomís full sized kitchen. I think this was the last healthy meal I ate this trip.

Haha, on to the real stuff.

We had originally planned to spend the day in the Magic Kingdom today, but my trusty iPhone touring plans app told me it was a park to avoid, so we switched things up a bit.

We generally arenít the biggest fans of the Animal Kingdom (itís usually a half day experience for us,) so we decided to see if this trip would be any different, and start the vacation off here. I had my sights set on a few different food items in this park, so letís get started.

I made us a lunch reservation for the Yak & Yeti, but we were getting a little hungry an hour or so before our scheduled time, so we decided to have a pre lunch - lunch at...

Flame Tree BBQ


We ordered, and split, the Rib and Chicken Combo with fries.


The side of fries was decently portioned, and hot and crispy, so no complaints there. The cole slaw was good, but nothing special, just your run of the mill slaw. The stand out side of this meal was the baked beans. Smothered in a sweet BBQ style sauce, and mixed with what I assume is pulled pork, we both very much enjoyed the beans. The ribs were next, and were quite tasty. They fell off the bone and were extremely tender. Not too saturated with sauce, the were smoky, and cooked just right. The chicken on the other hand, neither of us enjoyed. It was extremely greasy and just tasted off. I donít think either of us ate more than a few bites.

We finished up, and were on our way. I rode Expedition Everest solo, as Christina isnít the biggest fan of rides that jostle her too much.

Next up was a drink, an appetizer, and one of the best desserts ever, at The Yak & Yeti.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:05 AM   #26
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I'm in!! Can't wait to hear all about it heading to the world in 18 days!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #28
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We made our way over to the Yak & Yeti, and checked in a tad early. We had no problem waiting at the bar. They didnít give us a chance though, because as soon as we sat down to order a drink, our buzzer went off and we were led to our seat. Our server was great, and after the initial congratulations (youíll notice the celebration theme stays pretty constant throughout this trip..) he took our order.

Immediately the sparking sake caught Christinaís eye. It came highly recommended by our waiter, and we decided to start the meal off with a drink.



Christina really enjoyed this. I didnít dislike it, but it wasnít really anything special in my opinion. Iím not a big fan of champagne either though, so I may not be the best judge of this kind of drink. Needless to say, we drank up and made quick work of it.

We decided earlier that we just wanted appetizers and a drink here, so we made the choice to order the Dim Sum Basket for Two - Pork pot stickers, shrimp siu mai, cha su bao, and pork sie mai steamed on a banana leaf, soy lime dipping sauce.



We both really, really enjoyed this. The pot stickers were cooked just right, the pork and shrimp siu mai (small dumplings) we delightful little bites of flavor, but the real stand out of this dish was the cha su bao (chinese pork buns.) These things were very different than expected, but delicious. The dough they were wrapped in was soft and pliable, and the filling was flavorful. Everything tasted really fresh, and was just as tasty as any asian cuisine weíve had. It was a good portion size and really hit the spot.

Lastly, we ordered dessert. To be honest, this is the only reason we came to the Yak & Yeti. I had heard tales of the awesomeness of this dish far too many times. Without further ado, we finished our meal with the Fried Wontons - Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla ice cream, honey vanilla drizzle



Words. Fail. Me.

This dessert was everything I had hoped for and more. The pineapple was slightly grilled, and warm. The vanilla ice cream served with the dish was savory and delicious, and the wonton itself? Crispy, light and cooked perfectly, housing a ridiculously tasty cream cheese interior. The real kicker of this dish? That drizzle. Get out of town. I think I was spooning that vanilla drizzle directly into my mouth when we ran out of things to dip into it.

Do yourself a favor, donít skip this next time youíre in the Animal Kingdom. Itís one of the best desserts of the trip, easily.

Not too long after we left lunch, we took in the bird show (which was spectacular!) and Christina couldnít fight the urge for one of her favorite Disney snacks. We made our was to the nearest little outputs, and Christina got herself a Jalapeno cream cheese stuffed pretzel.



I donít know what it is about these pretzels that my wife loves so much, but this isnít the last one sheíll be enjoying this trip, thatís for sure.

To me, theyíre just OK, and no different than any other pretzel snack you can get at the local WaWa. Theyíre tasty, just not seek out in Disney tasty. However, the girl gets what she wants, and she was happy to enjoy it.

We finished up our half day in the Animal Kingdom, and made our way over to the Kingdom of the more Magical variety.

Next up..

Gastonís Tavern.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #29
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Congratulations....awesome wedding photo too....
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #30
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So far, so yummy good!! Bring on the rest!!!
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