WDW-40: 2016 / Disney Trip Report Index

Welcome to my 5th Disney Trip Report! I decided name this trip report WDW-40: 2016, because we were on holiday celebrating my 40th birthday! You can read all about the planning of this trip, and learn more about who we are in my Pre-Trip Planning Report here.

This is the Index for all of the days of this trip report – we went for a month, so there are a LOT of days to write about! It may also take me a while to get this trip report written, but I ALWAYS finish what I start when it comes to my Disney Trip Reports. Bookmark this page so that you know where to find it to catch up with the latest report, or better still, subscribe to the weekly newsletter to get the reports direct to your inbox!

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Me – Michelle, 39 years old, but of course turning 40 when we are at Walt Disney World! I am the planner, photographer, trip report writer, and driver for our holidays to Walt Disney World and Orlando. I’m a plus-size woman, and this year I am still around a size 30/32. I’ve been to WDW at all sizes from a 24 to 32, so for all your plus size worries, I’m your gal.

Us at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Us at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2015

Him – my husband Steve, 43 years old. He’s the pack horse, videographer, chief keeper of documents, and money manager when on hols. He keeps a track of everything dollar that we spend! He also loves to eat! I’m not sure where he puts it, but he knows his way around a Disney buffet!

WDW-40: 2016 / Disney Trip Report Index

My trip reports are photo heavy! I often include single images, or smaller galleries – either way, pages may take a little longer to load depending on your internet connection speed. You can click on gallery images to enlarge them. You will also be able to find all of the images from WDW-40 in my Flickr Collection of albums from this trip.

Florida 2016 photo collection on Flickr here

I start at Day 0 – I always have for my trip reports! This is because it’s the day before we fly, and not really part of the holiday (although, it kinda is!) This report ends on Day 30 – the links below will become active as I write each day. Allow up to a year (yes, seriously!) for me to get this finished!! If I can get it written sooner, then of course, I will!

  • Day 28: I Was There » Walt Disney World’s 45th Anniversary / Magic Kingdom / Lunch at Tony’s Town Square / Check In – Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Day 29: Top Of The World » Brunch at California Grill / Travel Day – MCO to LGW
  • Day 30: Back To Reality » Gatwick Airport to Home

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The camera I used for the first time in Orlando: Canon EOS 70D.
The two main lenses I used: Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro and Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC Art. I also took a Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM Wide Angle Lens but I didn’t it use much.
I also take some photos on my iPhone6 for sharing on social media – follow DTTR on Instagram.
Waterpark photos are taken with: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5.
Videos are taken with Panasonic HC-V720, although the newer model is the Panasonic HC-V770.
Any photo editing is done with Paint Shop Pro X8, Photoshop CS5 or the Camera+ iPhone app.