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DonnaS
11-28-2000, 06:51 PM
Summary:
We liked the CSR a lot. For the parks we want to go to most it has the best transportation. Buses are faster than the boats from YC to MGM and the Monorail from MK Resorts to Epcot. It has a peaceful atmosphere with very nice dining choices.

Our favorite meal was the Chateau Briand at the Yachtsman's Steakhouse. Palio's was also very good and Citrico's close behind it. We actually enjoyed these better than V&A's which we have done twice. Le Cellier can't be beat for burgers and cheddar cheese soup.

As usual our favorite ride was RnR but there are so many others that we also love. Probably our top experience of the trip was the Illuminations Cruise. That was so neat!

The weather was all over the place. At first it was very cold, then it got a little warmer, and then it got hot and humid, then it poured. Monday was a beautiful sunny, warm, and not too humid day. Tuesday looked to be the same but we had to leave.

The crowds were the least on Monday (our last full day) but weren't too bad on Wednesday and Sunday either. Since we didn't go into MK on Thursday it's hard for us to judge but MK was very busy on Saturday too.

We've decided we might just go back next Thanksgiving and take in Universal Studios and IOA for the first time. Since we each get two paid holidays over Thanksgiving weekend it is a great way to minimize use of my very limited vacation time.

I can't wait to go again and the best way to relive a trip is to start planning the next!

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11-28-2000, 08:27 PM
Great summary Donna, and great trip reports overall. I really enjoyed reading them all! Thanks for posting them!

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Mamu
11-29-2000, 01:07 AM
Donna, Thanks for the great summary. :)

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oldkicker
11-29-2000, 01:20 AM
Great report Donna.

How terrific that you were able to have time with friends, DIS-related and other! :)

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wdw4us
11-29-2000, 05:30 AM
I have read all of your trip reports and enjoyed them very much. My hub and I are going next week and may try some of your dining choices.

Thanks for all your work putting together these reports.

denise

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Rajah
11-29-2000, 07:04 AM
Okay, you just got back yesterday, and your trip reports are *already* up?? :eek: I think that *must* be a record :D

Enjoyed reading them, thanks so much for sharing :)

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Dopey Sharon
11-29-2000, 01:44 PM
I enjoyed reading all of your trip reports. It sounds like you had a great time! You can't go back next Thanksgiving, because that would mean you will be going back before me! LOL :D

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DonnaS
12-01-2000, 10:40 AM
Sorry Sharon but I just booked it with Dreams Unlimited. We're going back--yeah! Staying at PO this time since CSR didn't have Disney Club rate available for our dates. We like PO a lot, too.

Now I'm working on booking the US/IOA portion...

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California

WDW 1990,1992,1994,1995,1997,1999, 2000
Disneyland Paris 1998
Disneyland California--too many times to count but not too many times :)
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dcedwards
12-01-2000, 01:20 PM
Any suggestions? We have one scheduled for December 18th. Mostly adults and a 2.5 year old. How is the noise? The view? Did you tip the captain? Any suggestions or hints to make it more enjoyable?

DonnaS
12-01-2000, 04:39 PM
dcedwards,
It wasn't too noisy or smoky for us. In fact there was little smoke in our direction. The noise was about the same as it would be around the lagoon. The best tip I have is to ask for blankets. They should have them easily available and it can get a little cool. The man who organized our cruise collected from all of us at the end and included enough for a tip in it--I think he tipped our driver $20 but I'm not sure. We had an excellent driver.

Enjoy it! It's great!

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California

WDW 1990,1992,1994,1995,1997,1999, 2000
Disneyland Paris 1998
Disneyland California--too many times to count but not too many times :)
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Marla Hellwig
01-17-2001, 05:13 PM
Sounds like you had a great trip. Thanks for posting!