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This was the car we had which cost us the grand total of $53 to fill over the duration of our holiday .

We got up and had breakfast in the condo then checked out at 10am. We decided to pop to Walmart to get some drugs as I wasn’t feeling too great for travelling . Stocked up we said goodbye to the 192 and headed off to the airport . We went a little earlier so we could eat there and we had pre check on tea so that helped a lot again.
We ate at Bahama breeze and the service was good and we waited 10 mind for a table.












So overall we totalled the grand total of $2696.70 in deluxe dining food excluding tips which came to $400.82.
We spent $45.65 additional out of pocket at woodys and galaxys edge cantina simply because we couldn’t use dining credits here.

We also totalled chocolate worth $96.16 at ghiradellis with our leftover credits , we bought quite a bit at Goofeys but it doesnt show me the cost .



That was the haul for info from Goofeys



And ghiradelli haul .

We really think we got good value from the deluxe dining plan and would have had a least one more good meal if we hadn’t had to cancel one due to the bus accident. We paid 580 to upgrade the plan but it was nice to know all food was covered and we could eat where we wanted. In our opinion It would be far too much food to sustain for 14 nights though. 5 was perfect . We also didn’t choose anywhere on credit value or to maximise the plan. We choose on preference only , we couldn’t see the point of choosing menu items just because they were the Dearest item on there. The tips were also ok with us as we would normally pay oop and the tips are just above the cost of 1 meal in some restaurants .

Would we do it again, probably if we got the free dining in the first instance though but it’s becoming apparent that free dining dates are diminishing . With how busy the parks were our second week you can clearly see why it isn’t being offered in October anymore . They simply don’t need to offer it. I also think it gives an indication of how busy the parks are likely to be .

Aside from dining I was really disappointed with our Disney stay and expected more from the customer service being dire to the room being well below even value standard let alone deluxe. Disney have been in touch though to rectify this so I am grateful to them for the offer . I would have preferred a holiday that I didn’t Need to complain about though.

The skyliner was fabulous and it’s a great way to get round, they really should extend it if they can.

We loved our stay at Bahama Bay , we love the resort, it’s location, and the condo that we rented from Lisa on the dibb. She couldn’t have been more responsive or helpful. The condo is beautifully kept as is Bahama Bay itself . I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you stay there through Lisa.

So we are now home , worn out , sore throats and shivering but had a blast our second week . if you’ve followed along thank you for reading and I hope you’ve enjoyed it. 😘


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Tomorrow we had to leave for the airport around midday so there would be no time for a park etc so today was our last full day . I had wanted to pop into Epcot as I wanted a lucky cat ( I know you question why ! So did everyone 😂&#128514 so off to Epcot in a Saturday we went ! Mad plan indeed. it was busy to say the least. We fought our way over to China and it was bizarrely hot after the past few days being wet and cooler. Any way we made it and also bought a few other bits as dh’s mum loves pandas and they had lots of stuff .
We couldn’t decide on where we would eat today and the plan was defiantly offsite until we passed 9 dragons. The lunch menu is pretty reasonable cost wise to offsite mains so as we had had such a nice meal before we asked if they had a walk up . They did 😁



Honey chicken x 3 😁



Mum had treasure rolls and a side of rice .



Although it’s upside down ( sorry ) I thought it was reasonable and we were all full.

Battling our way out it was time to head to magic kingdom. Always has to be our final park and guess who had forgot they were filming the Christmas parade 😭😭😭😭
I hate it , it spoils the park , the atmosphere and even worse I had missed the castle lighting every time so tonight was the night to watch them.
Well they cancelled it due to the filming . No notice , no change of schedule just decided not to do it . The hub was full of people waiting ! I was pretty p****d if I’m honest . The host who dies the parks live videos just kept banging on about shaggy and sting being in the park ! I’m not a fan so that stuck in my throat as well. We wondered why club 33 was open with quite a bit of security surrounding it , oh and funnily rides kept going tech around the park ( we think they were loading their families on ! ) wait times were crazy for everything . It just wasn’t pleasant so if you go this time of year I strongky suggest you avoid the park they are in that day . They also set off random extremely loud fireworks at 7:40 which launched people into a mad dash to the hub thinking they were missing HEA. Chaos and some cms didn’t even know what was going off . Anyway apparently the pyro guys were playing around having fun ! Oo hilarious ....not 😡
Anyway we went on carousel of progress as that was about the only thing we could get on , even people mover was at 45 mins ! Then some numpty decided to try and get off as it was rotating so we ended up being stuck on it having to watch it over again 😳



We decided to try the cherry and pistachio ice cream at ahola isle ...mmmm 😋😋 $25 for 4 though . I needed resuscitating. Lol






Because of how busy the park was despite them extending park hours to 11pm we headed to the train station to watch HEA , it a fab spot but the Christmas tre e dues block the view somewhat at the moment to stand to the sides if you go up there.



Dh also acquired this during the night to which he hasnt shut up about it since 😁



We had a steady day today after yesterday’s wash out . We were going to do ak in the morning but We decided to go to HS for jingle bam in the evening only instead.
We popped into vineland again as there was still a few bots I needed and had some Calvin Klein reward cash to spend. Dinner was defnateky going to be Charley’s philiisteaks .mmm









I think it came to $60 but the subs are a foot long and stuffed and you get loaded fries ( think cross between flame tree fries on mr kamils ) and real strawberry lemonade with free refills . Heaven we were stuffed . 😁

We headed over to HS. The plan was to do jingle bam fireworks then hop over to Epcot on the skyliner to watch the Epcot ones. That epically failed as for some unknown reason the Epcot part was down. I had a feeling it was to stop people going over to epcot like us as staff didn’t know why either! We wouldn’t have time to walk it or boat it either , so that got scrapped.

Anyway the queue times were ridiculously high as they had been the past few days in all parks ( who said jersey week wasn’t busy ! ) . We did star tours as we had a FP that I had already booked ( you. Opulent book any others at all ) and we did frozen singalong. I love this show and the impromptu makes it even better. It had a holiday makeover as well . So funny . We then wandered up the boulevard to watch the laser and show . It’s lovely and the lasers really sparkled in the snow . ( it didn’t snow on Main Street the day before due to the rain so it was nice to see it although it’s foam lol)



The Weather couldn’t have been more different 😳






Over $20 for 4 ice creams 😱😱 me and mum had a kids one because they are huge normally .






Huge cookie sandwich



Didnt come with a bite out of it 😂😂



Anyway jingle bam was good but you need to stand to the left of the theatre as you look at it to get a decent view , centre you can’t see them all.



So overall a decent night



Today we decided it was outlet day with ds . Me and dh had been a couple of times in the evening after dropping of ds and mum but he decided he wanted to look today . I have to say even with the exchange rate as it is we have found some real bargains especially on some of the designer stuff that is ridiculously priced at home . But first stop was ihop
We love it here and all chose pancakes . I do think breakfasts out are quite pricey though , they do fill you up but these were around 1600 a portion 😱😱 that’s near,y a days intake !
Anyway I had strawberry and cream ( sorry I started eating it ) , dh chocolate and ds cupcake .



The cream melted off 😳






We did lbv outlets ( I’ll added a haul post when we get home as it’s all packed ). He managed to do CK and tommy and bought quite a lot with his money he had. If you do do these buy one item to get a discount receipt for the other. We also got a $40 credit as we spent $150 so I used that today for a free sweatshirt. I also got two beautiful dresses for myself in tommy.
I also found my new car 😂😂






Called at racetrac , as we needed petrol , for two of these , think they were $1.80 each which bear g in kind they are the size of a household bucket and they charge 5 in loudslurp for the same thing at home ! Dh wouldn’t shut up about it only costing $40 to fill up the dodge caravan we had 😂😂😂 I think he’s requesting a transfer over here when we get back.

Anyway Shopping done we went back for mum so we could go for dinner and then onto mvmcp. It had been lightly raining on and off for most of the day. We called at Olive Garden but it was packed and over a 40 minute wait so we popped over the road to Bahama breeze . We had never been here before but it was really nice and good food.



I had coconut shrimp ( remains above as I once again forgot until I had eaten it )



Run down of what we had.

We left BB and headed to magic kingdom. It was knocking on now as we had been delayed with trying to find somewhere to eat and traffic was not great due to the weather. Anyway ponchos on we headed into magic kingdom. We didn’t know but we should have been given a welcome cookie like you get at the Halloween party but Main Street was a little chaotic to say the least. We picked up ds sorcerers card and headed to splash as as we were all set anyway it wouldn’t matter and we had ponchos on anyway.
We had decided that this time we would watch the first parade then do the rides. My word you couldn’t get anywhere near as I suppose nearly everyone had the same idea with the rain ☹️



Trying to make the most of it 😁

Anyway abandoning the first parade we dripped our way onto a few other rides. My hands were dripping wet all the time as it wasn’t pleasant at all and pretty cold after a while . We rode Space mountain which was super freaky but fab at the same time . They had Christmas music blaring out and the lights flashed so you could see the rollercoaster as you went round. Apart from the spray off passing ponchos it was great . We did a few cookie stops but as they are individually wrapped this year most went in the bag . There’s only so many you can eat ! The pretzels were dry and the Fanta tiny , we did t stop at any other stations as the cms seemed to be hiding or just not wanting to be there ( who’d blame them if I’m honest ) .
We went to watch the fireworks and got a spot straight in front of the castle , just a pity you couldn’t see it .









I’m sure they would have been fabulous but I’ll never really know now. Disney did refund the ticket price to us the next day though after complaining.
I was really looking forward to the parade after this but then we found out they decided to cancel it at the last minute so we got the rainy day one which had all characters in the main street vehicles and took 3 minutes to pass us . So glad we had waited dripping wet for that ....not.
The boys wanted to do splash again so mum and I sat in tortuga tavern to sort of dry off a bit . Peter Pan and jack sparrow both came to chat to us as the park was practically dead now so that was a nice end . Unfortunately we had no photopass photos or met any characters in the meets and hardly rode anything due to everything being in a puddle . Splash done we went home .



Today we opted for a day in animal kingdom. I had a fp for navi but fp have been in short supply the last few days , luckily we were gifted some on the monorail at the poly for any park anytime use , everything except fop. It was a hot day again , so we did kali , got soaked , then Everest ( don’t know why I go on this as I hate it ) then we went to mr kamils 😁😁



Mmm. Lots of wandering done and did it’s tough to be a bug for the 1st time ever , it’s so funny 😂😂 and met Mickey and Minnie . This was the first character meet we had done this time as character queues were always so high this this time. We popped over to rafikis to do the animators but someone didn’t read the time programme and it was having a break for lunch 🤭. Anyway it went down well with everyone lol, so we headed back for our navi fp.



It was lovely but no way would I have stood 75 minutes for it ! From there we went to satulis. I wanted to try the cheeseburger pods but I do hate paying oop for the food now as it really is overpriced . Any way we tried them and they were really nice , and we also had one of these












Mobile ordered and nearly choked on the cost !

Anyway we decided to go back to rafikis as we all wanted to draw and mum wasn’t too great today so a sit down was in order . I picked up these on the way 🤗🤗












Our drawings , love them for non Artists . 🥰🥰 dh



Mine



Frame I bought for one of them ❤️
We called to millers on the way bank to BB. Always have great food here .






Coconut shrimp, philly cheese steak and fish and chips.






Total bill , left $75 .



Today was check out day and I didn’t want to leave! We were going to go into mk but the wait times were already ridiculous first thing . We really have noticed a crowd surge the last day or so, so we decided on a resort tour to see the gingerbread! I had to pop over to WL as well as there was something I wanted that I could only get there.
So as we hadn’t had breakfast we opted for the wave so I grabbed a reservation for an hrs time and off we went l now I’ve read many a time this is the best buffet on property. We , they really are not wrong. The choice and quality of the food is outstanding and it’s so relaxed in there. Worth the $25 each . I took a few photos but as it isn’t busy I didn’t take many .









It came to $106 something then the tip ( must look for the receipt ).
Anyway we left full and as we were in the contemporary we headed to look at the gingerbread sculpture in there . Smells lovely but not like the actual house at the gf. It’s the 10th anniversary year.






I looked at the contemporary Christmas decorations on sale but I don’t like the design this year . From here we went over to the WL to get my things . I love this resort, it’s beautiful .






From here we went back over to mk to get the monorail to the GF.



Once we arrived at the GF we headed into the lobby , it takes my breath away every time . Simply stunning






Building the house



Santa made all from chocolate , stunning .
We had samples again but it’s not like gingerbread we know , it more cake like and boy were they little samples compared to last time . At the contemporary you could only buy it.



I wanted to pop into enchanted rose as I love beauty and the beast . It’s been done beautifully but it just doesn’t feel like beauty and the beast at all couldn’t really take photos as people were drinking in there.
We went back to the car and headed back to BB. There were eeh at mk so we decided to go fir dinner at fords garage before we headed back into the park.
Dh doesn’t request anything from our holidays , just let’s me plan it all , but this is one place he wanted to go as he is a Ford nut.
Well this ticked every single box, the theming is outstanding as well as the food and service and the big one value for money! Hard to say these days .












This was filled with huge onion rings , look at his face bless him lol .









Best bit , I left them $90 .

Next stop was mk , it was knocking on now so we were hoping to catch HEA. The parking booths were closed ( we had free parking anyway ) but we went straight into the preferred spot which helped as we still had to get into mk . We took the monorail and at 8.54 it stopped 😳 . Loads of people onboard hoping to see the fireworks ! Luckily it pulled up at 8:58 so we ran into the train station. It was busy but we’ve never stood up here before .



Fabulous view 🥰🥰 loved it up here but the tree does block the view as it’s huge so stand left it right of it . We then managed quite a few rides before watching the kiss goodnight and heading home . The castle as always is just stunning .









How a Disney day should be 🤩🤩



So today we are off to the poly for our overnight stay . We will have stayed at every deluxe then apart From WL 😀 I know which resort will come bottom though 😁anyway we have a lake view studio booked and fingers crossed it’s a good one ( not holding my breath on this trip though 😂&#128514
The plan is to do mk , then go around the resorts , perhaps hire a pontoon or sea racers and then over to hs for the dessert party . I can’t decide where to have lunch yet though .

We went to vineland last night and was peckish so called into mcds, the machine broke on us and spewed out this receipt , look carefully ! you could not write it 😳😳😳😳



I had rented Dvc from an amazing dibber for a lake view studio at the poly . Availability was very limited for all Dvc around our visit but we managed to snag one . Well all I can see is I wish I had booked our onsite stay here. Regardless of the view we had from our room , which was outstanding , the whole look and feel of the resort was so different. It was exactly how a deluxe should feel imo . From the moment you arrive the hotel is stunning , no tired fixtures and fittings. The staff , all knowledgeable and willing to assist you with a smile. Even though we only had 1 night we had more information than we had had in 5 nights at the yacht. Our room was faultless , I know Dvc are often better than the standard rooms anyway , but the yacht was dire. I was totally in love . Infact it’s ds big birthday next year and he immediately said can we come here for my birthday . Now it might not seem much but ds refuses to come to wdw in July/Aug , I have also been asking him fir 6 months where would he like to go and a boat on the broads came top! So for him to say this you could have floored me but I think it speaks volumes about the place . He fell in love with WL so I need to either win the lottery or not eat for a while to save money lol.









Our room wasn’t quite ready so we went over to mk to look at the Christmas things . I love mk at Christmas , crowds were staring to increase as well due to jersey week.



The castle lighting show had also started but we will save watching that for another night but the castle is so pretty when it’s lit up 🥰.

I had cancelled every adr we had booked after the yacht so we needed somewhere to eat . There is always plenty of choice while you are there so I really don’t know why we panic book at 180 days . I book liberty tree tavern lunch for an hrs time. We like lunch as there is more choice and the food is good .



Sorry about the rubbish photo, this was the beef and lobster burger , we had pot roast and mum had turkey . All lovely but I had truly now forgot how expensive it as to eat in wdw.






Major apolgies 😮



Couldn’t leave without this though 🤩🤩🤩🤩



Eyewatering bill.

Anyway we did a bit more mk and then went back to the poly for a while .

We had the fantasmic dessert party booked tonight so decided we would walk to the Epcot monorail then take the skyliner . Mum wasn’t feeling great as her back was really giving her some pain in the last few days so she said she wanted to stay in the room and watch HEA whilst laid in her bed! I wanted her to come with us but there was no point making her worse so she couldn’t enjoy the rest of the holiday and she did have a great view.
We set of around 6ish , we were booked in for 8:20pm , and it was so humid and started spitting of rain. When we got to the monorail the heavens opened filled with thunder and lightening all around us . It was teaming it down . It also now meant the skyliner would be down. We got off the monorail at Epcot and everyone was hid under anything that sheltered them . We decided we would try for the bus to HS but knew fantasmic probably wouldn’t go ahead as the lightning was right overhead. Luckily I had oven ready roasting bags , sorry ponchos in the park bag . Many had opted for umbrellas 😱😱😱



We ran from the shelter of under the monorail station to the loos , then heading to the bus . Our feet were soaked! We have never had rain in all our 4 visits and ds Earth vadar poncho finally got used after 6 years 😂😂 anyway the bus station was rammed as you can imagine .
We dripped our way to hs and boy is it cold on the buses when you are wet. It was like being in a fridge wrapped in plastic .
Anyway as suspected fantasmic wasn’t happening but the weather radar said the lightening would clear at 8:30 so we did a few rides indoors as wait times had dropped with loads leaving the park . By 8:50 ish they had started to allow people to queue up but still unclear if it would go ahead as the lightning was still at it.
Eventually we sat down around 9:15 I think it was. The queue was chaos and none had a clue who had dining packages or dessert party as everyone had just surged and pushed when the rope dropped. Ridiculous .
Anyway we finally arrived at the desk and explained about mum to which they immediately offered a refund of her booking . 😁
We were given a carrier with 3 boxes in .






A flashy lanyard

And a mug with any beverage , I had bud light , dh has a scholferlofer ( can’t spell it 😂&#128514 beer , ds had sprite .



My word there was a lot of food ! This had to be the best dessert or event offering Disney do.
I’m still not a fan of fantasmic though . The villains part is far too long and loud and the seating uncomfortable. Technically it’s good and clever but entertainment wise for me it just doesn’t hit me.
Anyway it was gone 10 when it finished, we had planned to do eeh at Epcot but that went to the wall as they finished at 11. the skyliner was back up so we headed onto it and then the monorail back to mk .
Despite the weather , it was still humid even after the storm , we had had a brilliant day and mum was loving her firework view ❤️


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