Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-02-2014, 05:47 PM   #61
scottny
You better have crackers
I heard of light reading, never wet reading
I still won't go in the ocean because of
 
scottny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 13,359

Fun times and nice pics around Epcot.
OH MY! The cucumber margarita looks so good.
Okay all 3 looked good.
Not sure how I would feel about grapefruit beer.
All those drink pics I need one now.
Nice pic with Aurora.
All caught up again.
scottny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 09:34 PM   #62
librarygeek
DIS Veteran
 
librarygeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,865

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottny View Post
Fun times and nice pics around Epcot.
OH MY! The cucumber margarita looks so good.
Okay all 3 looked good.
Not sure how I would feel about grapefruit beer.
All those drink pics I need one now.
Nice pic with Aurora.
All caught up again.
They have so many great margarita flavors I wanted to try them all I love how many unique drinks there are in Epcot!
librarygeek is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-02-2014, 10:27 PM   #63
librarygeek
DIS Veteran
 
librarygeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,865

Drinking around the World, Part 2

Okay, so picking up where we left off! We had just finished dinner at Akershus. We went through some of the shops at this time but decided to come back later to ride Maelstrom since the line was still rather long. We did get to glimpse Anna and Elsa from the shop though! That's about as close as I'll be getting as long as the wait is over 3 hours!!



And the next up on our drinking around the world journey was Italy, since we had left off in Germany. I knew exactly what I was getting - some Rosa Regale! I love it, so good. PP and DH decided to go with a shot of Sambuca. PP really pressured DH into doing the shot with him, which I was not 100% thrilled about - only because I knew DH wouldn't like it! He does not care for black licorice, and that's basically what sambuca tastes like. However, they did it. From this picture it looks like PP is also having some sort of beer? So he may have been double fisting in this country as well, haha.



The Rosa Regale was $7.50 and the Sambuca was $8.45. That brings the total price for me up to $42.50, and for us as a couple up to $89.20.

For the American Adventure we stopped at the little holiday booth they had set up. DH and I both had a glass of sparkling white wine - Once upon a Vine Enchanted Woods (I think PP might have had the same thing but I don't remember for certain):



It was nice, but nothing too special. I guess that's what you expect from America - it's just the stuff we have on a regular basis! I lost my receipt from here but I believe this was on the cheaper end (for Disney) and about $5.00 per glass. So that's $47.50 for me and $99.20 for both of us.

While we enjoyed our drinks here we were able to watch part of the Candlelight Processional from afar. We caught maybe the last 10 minutes of the show. I'm pretty sure the narrator was the All State guy. They did a great job and I'd love to actually see the show for real sometime!

For Japan we knew we had to try sake! I'd never had it before, so we went into the store area where the sake bar is. This was nice because they had a bunch of different kinds there, and the cast members at the bar were able to help us figure out what we might like by recommending something sweet, dry, etc.



According to my receipt one of us (I believe it was me) got the Himezen for $9.38, and the other had the Yuzu Omoi for $6.57. At this point I don't remember too much about it other than the fact that they were both sweet sakes. I thought it was pleasant, and a nice drink, but not something I would find myself drinking often. It was fun to try it though! My total was now up to $56.88, and the couple total was up to $115.15.

There was definitely not much in Morocco that struck our fancy. This was one of the few places were DH and I decided to share a drink, and we went with a sangria. It was fine, though nothing special. As DH took my picture with my drink, I was photo bombed!



It was one of my good friends who lives down in the area! She was there with another one of our friends and her husband who were also visiting that weekend. It was great to see them!

The sangria was $6.99, so my personal total was up to $63.87. and as a couple we had spent $122.14.

France was next, and I was excited because I knew exactly what I was going to get! A grand marnier slushie. These are so delicious, especially if you like orange:



It was even better than the last trip I had gotten it on, because that had been when it was about 50 degrees in February - it was at least 10 degrees warmer this time!

DH, however, decided to go and have some ice cream with his alcohol! He got the ice cream martini at the new ice cream shop in France. I believe he just did vanilla ice cream with a shot of grand marnier:



He definitely liked this, because how could you go wrong with ice cream and grand marnier! I helped him out with it too, though it tasted more strongly of alcohol than my drink, since mine was all mixed together. It was definitely interesting!

I love France.

My slushie was $9.95. And the ice cream martini was $11.50. I was up to $73.82, and the couple total was $143.59.

Next up was the UK, and we popped into the bar at Rose and Crown for drinks here! It was crowded. I got a pint of cider n black, which is hard cider mixed with a blackcurrant juice. I've loved cider since I studied abroad in England, and this combo is sooo good! My friend's husband told DH to order a Leaping Leprechaun, and he did. I don't know what was in it but it was green so I'm guessing there was probably midori? Whatever it was, it was good.

Now that we had met up with friends and had a lot of drinks, we were definitely getting silly! Our friends got us to make all sorts of weird faces for our UK picture...



My drink was $8.50, and DH's was $9.75. Personal total = $82.32. Couple total =$161.84

It was here that we decided to stop to watch Illuminations. The park was open for EMH in the evening so we could stay for another 2 hours. I was getting pretty tired and didn't know how much longer I'd stay, but I definitely wanted to see Illuminations and go on Maelstrom before we left!



With my friends during Illuminations:







Illuminations had a special holiday finale that was seriously fantastic. DH and I agreed that we both liked the holiday ending to Illuminations better than Holiday Wishes overall.

We had one country left to do for our drinking around the World challenge, and that was Canada. However, in terms of drinks Canada really only had one stand that we could find, and since the park had technically closed it was closed up already! We did however stop at the refreshment port right next door which was selling holiday drinks and decided that could count as Canada. There was nothing I was super eager to try in Canada anyway, and this turned out to be much better!

Once again I'm missing the receipt here. DH was so done by this point so he didn't want anything. I however ordered a hot chocolate with a shot of a caramel liqueur. This was so amazingly good! I made DH take a sip so he could say he'd done all of the countries, but I ended up drinking most of it. I actually couldn't finish it because I was so full by this point, which was a shame because it tasted amazing. I would definitely get it again if I came back to Epcot during the holiday season. I want to guess it was around $8.00.



Which means... we did it!!



Grand total for anyone interested - for one person, me, drinking in all 11 countries, I spent $90.32. As a couple, sharing two drinks but getting individuals in the rest of the countries, we spent $169.84. If you're going to attempt to drink around the world and seriously want to do all 11 countries, I think it's a good bet to budget around $100 per person. In some places you can get drinks cheaper than the ones we got, but some places there are definitely more expensive ones too. It was a lot of money for a night of drinking but it was a blast!

At this point we all went to Norway so we could ride Maelstrom. After the ride everyone wanted to hang out and drink more. Especially my friends, since they had only arrived in the evening. PP, however, was still going and got some of my friends to do Aquavit shots with him. I, however, was exhausted, and my feet were absolutely killing me. When it became clear that they wanted to hang out til EMH were over (It was maybe 9:45 by this point and there was no way I was making it to 11:00) I begged DH to leave.

PP decided to stay and catch the bus back himself later, so I dragged my feet to the bus stop with DH and got back to the room, where I fell asleep pretty much instantly. DH fell asleep even quicker than I did though - he was asleep by the time I got out of the bathroom! He actually seemed to take the drinking worse than I did (which is a first, especially considering I drank more than him!), so I hoped he was okay in the morning. All in all it was a really fun experience, though not something I'd do very often!
librarygeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 07:49 AM   #64
Credit Man
Love the shark reef
Needs a map to grocery shop
Went on a life-changing cruise
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: NY,NY,USA
Posts: 5,727

Bravo! What an accomplishment. Sorry your feet hurt, I am sure at that point, Iwould not be able to feel my feet, or anything else!!!
Credit Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 08:16 AM   #65
BOG Obsessed
Foodie & Disney Lover= Pure Bliss
 
BOG Obsessed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 159

Enjoy reading your TR
Drinking around the World... impressive
I like the fact that you could check off each place on your t-shirt.
BOG Obsessed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 03:53 PM   #66
DisneyKid4Life
DIS Veteran
 
DisneyKid4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadia
Posts: 3,549

Oh yeah, no Anna Elsa line for me. Nope. So glad they had a spot where you can at least see them. And now with them heading to Fairytale Hall... FP+!

Ohh God Sambuca... BLECH!!! I'd get a beer to to get that rancid taste out of my mouth too.

HAHAHAHA, I'm glad you clarified that was someone you knew, because otherwise, Most ambitious photobomb ever. Even still, pretty darn good.

Hmmm, Is it wrong that I prefer the Grey Goose Slush?

CONGRATULATIONS on completing your mission!!! Now I'm interested in the how the next morning goes.
DisneyKid4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 11:35 PM   #67
librarygeek
DIS Veteran
 
librarygeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,865

Quote:
Originally Posted by BOG Obsessed View Post
Enjoy reading your TR
Drinking around the World... impressive
I like the fact that you could check off each place on your t-shirt.
Thank you! Having the t-shirts was a lot of fun!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Credit Man View Post
Bravo! What an accomplishment. Sorry your feet hurt, I am sure at that point, Iwould not be able to feel my feet, or anything else!!!
lol! I know! Epcot always seems to be the worst for my feet though... more so than any other park!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyKid4Life View Post
Oh yeah, no Anna Elsa line for me. Nope. So glad they had a spot where you can at least see them. And now with them heading to Fairytale Hall... FP+!

Ohh God Sambuca... BLECH!!! I'd get a beer to to get that rancid taste out of my mouth too.

HAHAHAHA, I'm glad you clarified that was someone you knew, because otherwise, Most ambitious photobomb ever. Even still, pretty darn good.

Hmmm, Is it wrong that I prefer the Grey Goose Slush?

CONGRATULATIONS on completing your mission!!! Now I'm interested in the how the next morning goes.
Yes, I can't wait to hopefully get a FP+ for Anna and Elsa!

You know, I haven't tried the Grey Goose slush yet since I like the orange one so much! But I bet that's really good too!

Hehe our next day was planned for Animal Kingdom, hopefully at park opening!
librarygeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #68
librarygeek
DIS Veteran
 
librarygeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,865

Animal Kingdom Morning

We woke up the next morning for our Animal Kingdom day! I was actually feeling fine. The boys were a little less so. DH was not bad, but PP did not seem like he wanted to get out of bed - he did stay out later than us. I told him if he really wanted to he could meet us at the park later on and sleep in a little, but he didn't want to miss anything, so off we went!

I knew AK wouldn't have my Christmas-y stuff, but I still liked the tree there:


I'm always torn about whether to go to the Safari first or Everest. The Safari is usually better in the morning with the animals about, but Everest can get longer lines later on. We had fast passes for both for later in the day. I decided that we'd head for Everest first since we might want to ride it a couple of times!



PP really enjoyed this ride. I'm glad, because it's one of my favorites! And we ended up being able to go right to the safari next with very little wait, so we got to do both of the these things. The animals were very active this morning, and we got to see a lot of them - including a number of giraffes, my favorite!









Since it's right there we decided to also the Pangani Forest trail.



We also decided to then go do the other trail, the Maharajah Jungle Trek. The tigers were actually doing something other than lying down! That's all I ever see them do, lol. They were pacing around a bit.



PP was very hungry so we decided to do an early lunch. We wanted to grab some quick service, and since DH and I had done Yak and Yeti CS before and liked it we decided to go there. Unfortunately, it just wasn't as good as before. In fact, my lunch was pretty horrible. I will write about it in my dining review, but it's probably the worst thing I've ever eaten at Disney world in my life. So disappointing! The seating area was also really bad with ducks and birds. I've seen them in Disney before but this was super obnoxious.



And then after lunch we had a fast pass + for Dinosaur. That ride is really growing on me every time I do it - I guess I like being scared a little bit! It still really scares me at the end though, as you can tell from the ride photo...



To be continued...
librarygeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 07:00 PM   #69
RGirl
DIS Veteran
 
RGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,796

Hi Becky! Playing DIS catch-up now that we’re back from our Spring Break trip.

Bummer about the passport! You have a drinking plan in place, and it gets foiled immediately.

You had me when you said you would go meet Anna and Elsa. That has been the craziest character wait!!! I can’t imagine - I have heard of people waiting five hours. :scared3 We actually ended up waiting to meet them at DL - my longest wait ever at a Disney park.

I loved hearing about your drinking around the world adventures! So many of the drinks sound really different and tasty.

EE and the Safari first thing at AK? Can’t go wrong there!
RGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #70
DisneyKid4Life
DIS Veteran
 
DisneyKid4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadia
Posts: 3,549

Haha good choice!!! Always pick Everest!

Ah cool with all the giraffe's congregated together. Haha, but this is becoming a running theme lately for me seeing photos of the headless giraffes.

Oh no, I'm sorry Yak and Yeti was so bad. I've always gotten such good food there.
DisneyKid4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 04:25 PM   #71
librarygeek
DIS Veteran
 
librarygeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,865

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGirl View Post
Hi Becky! Playing DIS catch-up now that we’re back from our Spring Break trip.

Bummer about the passport! You have a drinking plan in place, and it gets foiled immediately.

You had me when you said you would go meet Anna and Elsa. That has been the craziest character wait!!! I can’t imagine - I have heard of people waiting five hours. :scared3 We actually ended up waiting to meet them at DL - my longest wait ever at a Disney park.

I loved hearing about your drinking around the world adventures! So many of the drinks sound really different and tasty.

EE and the Safari first thing at AK? Can’t go wrong there!
Oh my gosh, how long did you have to wait for Anna and Elsa?? I was thinking even if it was an hour or two I wouldn't mind since I figured it would take them at least that long to get back (and it ended up taking about an hour and a half), but I never imagined anyone would be waiting for 5 hours!

I love the drinks around the World, and there are still so many more I want to try!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyKid4Life View Post
Haha good choice!!! Always pick Everest!

Ah cool with all the giraffe's congregated together. Haha, but this is becoming a running theme lately for me seeing photos of the headless giraffes.

Oh no, I'm sorry Yak and Yeti was so bad. I've always gotten such good food there.
Yeah, maybe it was just that one sandwich, but ick. It's on my dining review, but it was basically a prepackaged sandwich of cold deli meat chicken on some sort of wheat bread (not ciabatta as in the description) and the bread was really soggy and just gross.
librarygeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 04:40 PM   #72
wiigirl
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 15,974

Great pics!
__________________
For the love of Disney...
wiigirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #74
khaleesi
Life is a Special Occasion
 
khaleesi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 669

I was trying so hard to remember your Dis name and then I saw you had posted in a trip report and I'm so glad I "found" you! I knew I had discovered your blog through the board, but couldn't for the life of me remember your screen name. So I was really happy to "see" you in a picture you posted on Rob's report.

I won the Jedi logo transfer from your blog contest a few months back! I just wrapped up my second day on my trip report and guess where I'm headed next? Hollywood Studios!!

I was going to let you know I'd be posting about it on your blog, but since I found you again here now I get to read your report AND let you know that I'm gonna be plugging your awesome blog!!!!

Can't wait to read through your report
__________________
In Progress: Episode MMXIV: We Don't Say Goodbye, We Say Kwaharini
Completed: Feb 2014 PTR: In the Game of Thrones, Princesses Always Win
My Blog * My Goodreads Profile * My Pinterest



Trying hard to figure out a way to get to The World in December 2015. Stay tuned!

Love and pixie dust,
Sue
khaleesi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #75
librarygeek
DIS Veteran
 
librarygeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,865

Quote:
Originally Posted by khaleesi View Post
I was trying so hard to remember your Dis name and then I saw you had posted in a trip report and I'm so glad I "found" you! I knew I had discovered your blog through the board, but couldn't for the life of me remember your screen name. So I was really happy to "see" you in a picture you posted on Rob's report.

I won the Jedi logo transfer from your blog contest a few months back! I just wrapped up my second day on my trip report and guess where I'm headed next? Hollywood Studios!!

I was going to let you know I'd be posting about it on your blog, but since I found you again here now I get to read your report AND let you know that I'm gonna be plugging your awesome blog!!!!

Can't wait to read through your report
Oh yay, I'm so glad you found me! Now I'll be able to follow along with your TR as well I can't wait to read about it!
librarygeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: