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Unread 21 Sep 15, 01:09 PM  
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Never Say Never! - December 2014 - Day 7 - Hollywood Studios, Epcot & ANOTHER resort change!

Never Say Never! - December 2014 - Day 7 - Hollywood Studios, Epcot & ANOTHER resort change!

No rest for the wicked, we were up and about at 7!

Not so bad though, we didnt have far to go for breakfast as we had an 7.45 reservation at Boma.

Weve done Boma before but never at breakfast and I was looking forward to lots of yummy sweet treats!

Wed walked back from Jambo house the night before and it hadnt been as far as wed first thought so we decided to do the same thing today rather than wait for a bus, it took 10 mins MAX.

It was still a little nippy this morning but both myself, and my shorts, were hopeful of a nice warm day!

Boma opened at 7.30 so we were pretty much the first to check in. We were given a lovely table near the window overlooking the pool.

For some reason this morning I was ravenous so I left Adam to order me some coffee and jungle juice and headed up to the buffet, nobody gets between me and food when Im hungry.

I spied all the lovely sweet treats but decided to be sensible and start with some savoury options first.



goes without saying it was yummy, especially the Ham.

Then a quick palette cleanser, fruit



Not much, fruit is a waste of stomach room at this sort of buffet I feel. Then onto the good stuff!



not to be out done Adam grabbed some sweet treats and joined me



then I settle into the food of GODS

mickey waffles with maple and pecan sauce.



honestly amazing, Im dribbling just thinking about it again, nom nom nom.

ANYWAY. wed eaten quickly and had no room for forths, or whatever you call the course that comes after thirds, gut rot probably!

We headed out via the pool



It was a shame we hadnt had chance to use any pools so far this trip, this one looked very inviting, and judging by the smoke coming off it, it was WARM!

We were leaving today so I went to the shop to pickup my shopping from DTD from a few days earlier before heading back to the room it pack up. Adam wanted a quick shower so it was my turn to sit and admire the view one last time.









It really was an amazing resort, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I know its rather out of the way compared to other resorts but as the buses were so timely it felt closer than SSR at times!

We headed to drop the luggage off at reception so it could begin its journey to BWV before heading to the bus stops and jumping on the Hollywood studios bus that was sat waiting, hurrah!

We knew we werent going to make park opening as wed taken our time and as we arrived it felt noticeably busier than I was expecting :/

We already had fast passes for toy story mania so we headed over. This was one of the occasions where the new system really worked for us as wed never have got one on the day otherwise

I won again, obviously



Adam still insisted it was a flukeooooooook

As it was so busy we decided to head into the animation studio and meet mickey. Whilst looking THREE separate people stopped me to compliment me on my t-shirt. What can I say, I rock at disney fashion Sporting the same look at home and Im branded special, at least when I wear it to work anyway :P

We queued a while for mickey but there were two adorable little girls in front of us dressed as princesses and we practiced our curtsies and royal waves together so time passed quickly.

Finally it was our turn, big squeeze for mickey!



and a fist pump for adam



and a nice few piccies





Next I had fast passes booked for beauty and the beast (yes you read that correctly, thanks to a glitch just before our trip wed rebooked our fps when all the tiers disappeared for a few hours)

We headed over and grabbed some pics outside, someone forgot his glasses again





Adam wasnt interested so we decided to split up. I would go and see the show and Adam was do something else

Soo I headed in on my own

I saw some of this









whilst adam did his something else



I saw some more











Any guesses what Adam did then? yeeeees adam did this





then came the finale













and of course, Adam did this



All in all a successful morning for both of us.
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We met up outside TOT then for our last FP of the day





before heading in twice





love sleeping guy in that last one :P



We headed past the FP area on the way out and grabbed the only decent thing left, RnR at 3pm (it was 12.30)

The effects of breakfast were wearing off to we decided to grab some lunch. Adam really wanted a pizza from Pizza Planet so we headed over. I wasnt really in the mood for pizza so I left him to it and headed all the way around the park to the dockside diner to grab a hot dog

BUT THEY WERE SHUT!

AT LUNCHTIME!

So I headed straight back to Adam empty handed not feeling in the mood to eat anything else I sulked basically :P

Whilst Adam was finishing his pizza I headed back to the christmas shop to see if I could get the christmas dec I had seen a few days ago but they had sold out!

TYPICAL, I KNEW I should have bought it when I saw it. Adam saw it as more revenge for his minion mug last year though so wasnt particularly sympathetic, humph!

Next we headed to the great movie ride to let dinner go down, grabbing a photo on the way





Then we headed to use our fast passes on RnR, riding as single rider first. I got to ride along side a cast member who was escorting a group around.

how bored does he look!



Adam looked terrified



probably from the bald head in front!

We then decided to call it a day and headed out of the park at around 4ish



The boat was busy so we had to wait for a second but we were soon on our way. We decided to get off at the yacht club and look at the christmas decorations before walking round to the boardwalk



My dad would LOVE one of these



The tree looked great as well



but does anyone else think it looks like they chopped the top off to make it fit?

We couldnt believe this was made with chocolate, it was so well done

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Now wed explored the other epcot resorts we thought it was about time we visited ours



so we set off around the lake, such a beautiful area, I would happily spend days just sitting here watching the world go by







Finally we made it!



no fancy decs in the lobby but they do have a gingerbread cone stand!



check in was easy and we were soon heading up to the room

this was us



Now I knew we had a 1 bedroom with a boardwalk view but I hadnt told Adam as I didnt want him to be disappointed as Id read on forums that some of the boardwalk views can be sketchy at best.

this one though, did not disappoint!



bang on exactly where I wanted to be in the crest of the wave section, and boy what a VIEW!







We had epcot planned tonight but we decided to stay a while and watch the sunset. Im glad we did, it was one of those magical disney moments where I wouldnt have wanted to be anywhere else in the world at that moment.







We had no reservations tonight, instead the plan was to explore world showcase and grab what we fancied.

Now the phrase What we fancied gives the impression there was no plan but of COURSE there was a plan!

In fact I had a list!



yep, my snack list, and considering we were several days into the holiday we hadnt done very much at all! so tonight I planned on ticking a lot more off!

We decided to walk and so head out into the grounds, I loved the christmas lights that came on whilst I was waiting for Adam



First stop, France!

As you can see it was a little cooler this evening!



We headed to the bakery first and although I was very tempted by the festive offering, a yule log



I stuck to my list and grabbed a croissant



This was VERY nice, lots of buttery salty goodness! I also wanted to get some ice-cream treats from France but as we were on the savoury and Adam hadnt had anything yet we decided to grab it on the way back

1 down, LOTS to go!

We stopped for a photo by the fountains again,



for some reason I look completely manic, must be the excitement of the initial list ticking!

Although I was mainly exploring food options tonight I was adamant that we would also explore the other countries, something we never do together.

So we did, I think Adam even enjoyed the Japanese department store!

By now Adam was hungry, but he didnt just want snacks, he wanted proper food. This he found in china where he grabbed a honey chicken with rice. No photo as whilst he was eating this I was off grabbing some happy face fried cake to tick another festive treat off my list



these were. interesting.

Not unpleasant, far from it. But they were a little hard to eat on their own, I was very thirsty afterwards.

Whilst I waited for Adam I also picked up a holiday passport, so I could see what else I was missing.

We got as far as Norway where I picked up a school bread to save for breakfast before we doubled back on ourselves to head to Germany.

Here we purchases a hot caramel drink and sat outside to drink it



WOW. AMAZING

Its like melted werther's originals, in fact it IS melted werther's originals and god was it GOOD!

Wed bought one to share, which was probably a good move considering it was very sickly, but despite this neither of us was particularly fond of handing it over :P

They were doing some sort of nutcracker enactment here which we sat and watched for a bit



Afterwards we decided we should probably head back, and picked up anything else we fancied on the way back, it wasnt particularly late but we were both pretty pooped.

We got stuck in the chaos around america again as they were just letting out a candlelight processional performance, jeez we were bad at timing with these!

So as it was so frantic I almost lost Adam whilst ducking into Morocco to grab some baklava to tick off the list.

By the time we reached france we decided against ice-cream cocktails, choosing to save them for a later night and instead started walking back.

A boat was almost ready to leave as we left WS so we jumped on, I know its not far but still.

Boy was it getting chilly now we were out in the open.

When the boat docked Adam decided he wanted a cocktail, so we walked, shivering, to the FROZEN cocktail stand where there was no queue (shocker!) here we grabbed a margarita and a strawberry daiquiri





We carried these back up to our room as best we could without spilling them everywhere. The epcot fireworks were starting as we arrived so we grabbed some chairs and pulled them towards the window so we could sit and watch, it was too cold to sit on the balcony, even inside I was wrapped in a towel to keep warm, although that may have been because I was drinking a frozen drink!





Halfway through the fireworks I nodded off on my chair so when I woke I finished my cocktail, had a quick shower and headed into the bedroom to lie down.

I couldnt believe how sleepy I was and I prayed I wasnt coming down with something, Id certainly been all over the place today, ravenous this morning, no appetite at lunch and now I was completely shattered!

I must have nodded off again on the bed because next thing I knew Adam was nudging me to wake up as the Wishes fireworks had started. We both sat in the bed with the curtains open and watched the show, well Adam did, I think I nodded off halfway through, still a magical experience to end the day on though



Nighty night

TODAYS SPENDS
Breakfast at Boma - NEED TO FIND RECEIPT TONIGHT!
Pizza for Adam - $14.57
Ham and Cheese Croissant - $5.06
Happy Cakes - $4.25
Honey chicken with rice - $9.58
School Bread - $3.19
Baklava - $3.47
caramel drink - $4.25
2 frozen cocktails - $19.17
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Great day. I have that tshirt too - my fav hot topic purchase ever! I was surprised at how soft it was
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Oh that breakfast looked amazing Hannah! Seriously drooling!

Loving all of Adams RRC rides! Haha! Brilliant!

What a STUNNING view from your room! Wow! And those sunset pics are amazing. Love them!

What a great night at EPCOT just having random snacks! I really want to stay at one of the Boardwalk Hotels just for this reason!
Looking forward to hearing what you thought of the school bread as its on my list too

Great read again x
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Great day. I have that tshirt too - my fav hot topic purchase ever! I was surprised at how soft it was
I know! I need to order some more really!

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Oh that breakfast looked amazing Hannah! Seriously drooling!

Loving all of Adams RRC rides! Haha! Brilliant!

What a STUNNING view from your room! Wow! And those sunset pics are amazing. Love them!

What a great night at EPCOT just having random snacks! I really want to stay at one of the Boardwalk Hotels just for this reason!
Looking forward to hearing what you thought of the school bread as its on my list too

Great read again x
I LOVED it, not as sweet as I expect but lovely
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Fab day.

Love AKL and your photo's remind me of what we will be seeing again next year.

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Fab day.

Love AKL and your photo's remind me of what we will be seeing again next year.

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ahhh I'm jealous. I think next time for us would have to include a AKL stay again
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