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1 week Disney 1 week Bora Bora

Caroline, on May 31, 2020 at 8:15 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 14
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Hey! so I am doing 1 week at Disney and 1 week in Bora Bora any ideas on what to do?

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Latest activity by Elizabeth, on June 1, 2020 at 2:28 PM
  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    Disney World? Disneyland? Shanghai Disney?

    The best thing about Disney is that there's always something to do, and you can get a little extra if you tell your hotel it's your honeymoon. (You can get a pin that says "Happily Ever After" and cast members will notice.) But each Disney *is* different, so it's really a matter of when, which one, and what you like to do!

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  • Caroline
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    Disney world

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    Ahha! The one I know! Are you staying on property?

    We did Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom, plus 2 days at Universal.

    Next time, I think I'd try to build in an extra day at Epcot, and throw in Hollywood Studios, and take one day away from Universal. (I am a massive Harry Potter fan, but those worlds are quite small.)

    Start making reservations and Fast Passes now, if you can, because they go quick. If you do Animal Kingdom, go see the Finding Nemo musical - LOVED it. Sometimes they have festivals at Epcot, those are always worth it... and be prepared to eat your way through the park. You may want to do the rides in morning and then move on to the pavilions. Oh, there's a really cool ride called "Living With the Land" (I think) - anyway, you think it's just a movie or whatever, and then they take you through the greenhouses where they are doing all kinds of research on food. Blows your mind.

    Don't feel rushed to do everything, though, that's the best way to not enjoy anything at all. Figure out what you most want to see, using the app, and kind of plan around that. Leave time for "just spotted your favorite character" or pop up street performances to distract you. (We saw 2 different performances within a half hour of walking into MK, and then we walked around the castle... to a meet-and-greet with Pooh and Tigger. I. Lost. My. Mind. I *love* Tigger.)

    Use the buses! So much easier to get around with them! (However, if you go to Universal, just grab a rideshare, they are cheaper than the cabs.)

    Disney makes everyone feel like a 5 year old in a grown up suit, so... just have fun.

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  • Caroline
    Savvy June 2022
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    What did you get when you went there ? I am planning on doing everything disneyworld and 2 days at universal

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    We stayed at All Star Sports (we had a limited budget, but we're also huge sports fans). DH actually managed to get me up and out of bed before 8:30 every morning (I usually work evenings, so noon is my "early"), and we tended to get to the parks around 10AM. A lot of people go earlier, but we wanted to avoid the massive crowds. (I'm guessing that crowd control will be a lot more important right now.)

    We did *not* get park hoppers, as this was DH's first time, and I hadn't been in nearly 30 years. So. We wanted to give ourselves a lot of time and not worry about the pressure of hopping. We took the Magical Express from the airport, which meant we didn't have to rent a car, though it does look like our airline messed up our luggage. The magic bands now act as your room key, credit card, everything.

    To save our luggage and our money, we focused on pins and magnets for most of our souvenirs. I did get three shirts at Harry Potter, however. Note that you can either buy their photo package, or have them take pictures with your phone, as well. We made a point of using the "ship to hotel" for major purchases at Disney (a tree ornament chief among them), so we didn't have to take it around the park or Disney Springs.

    We *did* get the park hoppers for Universal - otherwise you can't take the Hogwarts Express.

    The food at Disney is *infinitely better* than the food in the Universal parks. Even the cafeterias in the lower end resorts are decent.


    We had so much fun, we're already trying to plan a huge trip with our friends and family.

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  • Caroline
    Savvy June 2022
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    What honeymoon stuff did you get from the park and should we do Bora Bora after or before

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    As for Bora Bora... I don't know. I know that's going to be jetlag.. and it really depends on what you want first - the high energy of a theme park, or the chill of the beach.
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  • Caroline
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    What honeymoon stuff did you get with Disney

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  • Rebecca
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    Did the app eat my reply?


    Sigh.
    We got lots of little perks, like free desserts, special messages on our food or drinks, that kind of thing.
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  • Caroline
    Savvy June 2022
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    Did you wear honeymoon shirts like his and hers shirts or something like that

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  • Rebecca
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    We did not, just the buttons. We saw other couples doing that, and it was cute! We nearly got the bride and groom ears, but decided we'd rather splurge on something else.
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  • Caroline
    Savvy June 2022
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    Lol thats my DREAM to have the ears Smiley smile

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    Get the ears - SO MUCH FUN. I've got nothing on Bora Bora - but this is what we did on our Disneymoon:

    7 nights/8 days

    We stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter - it's (obviously) New Orleans themed which made total sense for our relationship, because that's where we started dating and where we got engaged. It has a relaxed feel, and was very quiet (and we had a corner room overlooking the pool, so it's definitely well insulated lol). First tip - add that you're honeymooning to your hotel reservation. It ends up on your Fastpasses as well and whenever you use your Magic Band it shows up.

    Get the meal plan - it can save you a lot of money if you like to eat lol. You have to add your honeymoon to dining reservations separately - I don't know why, but you have to call.

    The first and last days were 1/2 days because of flights, so we avoided reservations those days and just did Fastpasses.

    When we arrived we went to the concierge and got our Happily Ever After buttons. Second tip - GET THE BUTTONS and wear them! Cast Members will tell you congratulations and between the buttons and your Magic Bands you can sometimes get free stuff - I'll tell you what we ended up with at the end.

    We made dining reservations at: Le Cellier (EPCOT), Cinderella's Royal Table (MK), San Angel Inn Restaurante (EPCOT), Flying Fish (Boardwalk area), Yak & Yeti (AK), 50s Prime Time (HS), and Hollywood Brown Derby (HS).

    We had two sit down dinners in HS because we were gifted the Fantasmic dinner package - dinner at one of three restaurants (the high end choice is HBD) and special seating for the show - SO COOL. But, I really wanted to go to 50s Prime Time (they definitely treat you like family - our server ("cousin") was all "why wasn't I invited to the wedding" - it was fun and the food is good!

    Get a Memory Maker - you'll be able to download all of your photo pass and ride photos - completely worth it!

    So. Cast Members are allowed to give away things to people who are celebrating (when we were there in February for my Mom's birthday, someone gave me an ice cream, because I was celebrating). Don't expect things - people who do, tend not to end up with things - just an observation. We got: a cheese stuffed Mickey pretzel, a churro, glasses of champagne at Le Cellier, seats at Be Our Guest for lunch (they were telling people they didn't have seats until 3, and let us right in), an extra half dessert and champagne at Flying Fish, champagne at HBD - and I'm sure there are things I've forgotten.

    We wore ours only one day (July is HOT and those ears are *felt*) - that day we got audience participation at Monsters Inc Laugh Floor - it was cool.

    Have fun planning and let me know if you have any questions. We're Disneyphiles through and through!

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  • Elizabeth
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    Your "schedule" at Disney will likely be more packed than your plan for Bora Bora, so you should plan so you're not jet legged going to Disney. That will depend on the flight times. Orlando is 6 hours ahead of Bora Bora, so you'll need to plan that in when you look at flight times to make sure you aren't jet lagged and lose a day in Disney.

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