Informally, we’re referring to this as the “Brickers’ F’n Walt Disney World Trip Report.” Not because it’s filled to the brim with vulgarity (it’s not, although that would be a great way for us to reach the coveted 18-34 male demographic), but because it combines the “Big Fs” at Walt Disney World in October 2011: Food & Wine Festival and the Fortieth Anniversary. Too bad we didn’t stay at Fort Wilderness to complete the trifecta! This was a really fun trip for us. In addition to the highly anticipated 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, we attended Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, participated in the Disney Parks Blog’s Trick or Meet-Up event, and dined at some delicious restaurants, among other things!
We hope you join us on this exciting and terrific* trip report! Bookmark this page as it will be where we organize the updates in one convenient location. Links will become active as the Parts are posted.
Part I – To Spaceship Earth and Beyond!: I’d rather soil myself than miss these photos!
Part II – Morning Madness!: Trouble for Tom, and a visit to the Magic Kingdom!
Part III – Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival: Mmm…Food, Mmm…Beer–err…Wine!
Part IV – Disney Parks Blog’s Trick or Meet-Up Event: Star-struck by Jason Surrell?
Part V – Another Day of Food & Wine: What time does the Champagne kiosk open?!
Part VI – Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Blue Hour, Brown Derby
Part VII – Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary: The First Half of #WDW40
Part VIII – Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary: The Second Half of #WDW40
Part IX – A Morning of Meets: Meeting People at Meets
Part X – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Christmas In October?!
Part XI – See Ya Real Soon!
*Okay, maybe we’re playing fast and loose with the term “terrific.” Worth noting is that this report will ultimately span many, many pages of text. Ever read War and Peace? Expect a similarly sized Russian novel here. Because I’m more concerned with creating content than proof-reading what I’ve written, and due to my schedule, much of the report was written very hastily. I hope that it’s somewhat coherent and not rife with grammatical errors, stylistic faults, and misspelled words, but such may be the case. Along the same lines, this report will contain over 800 images. Given those same time constraints and the volume of images to edit, most of these images were edited in batches with little attention paid to individual photos, grouping similar pictures together and performing quick edits. Consequently, some of the shots may be less-than-stellar.
Alright, enough with the disclaimers, warnings, and other miscellaneous legal rights you’ve waived by reading this trip report (that’s what fine print disclaimers are for, right?!). If you’re still choosing to read on despite these disclaimers and warnings, on with the show!