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Snowy-girls
08-05-2009, 08:22 AM
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Cast
Me-Michelle 34yrs.Planner,Loves Disney,Tink,Seuss Landing+kid's rides.Hates Height's,Backwards Stuff,Spinning+Getting Wet,

Dh-Tony 30yrs.Likes Disney,Loves IOA,All rides-the faster the better.

Dd7-Chloe 7yrs(will be 8 over there).Loves Tink,HSM,Cinderella.Hates Spinning rides.

Dd4-Emily 4yrs.Loves Tink,HSM,Stitch,Cinderenda+Shamoose.Hates Loud noises,fireworks.
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DAY 7-APRIL 7th.
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I was woken by a sudden 'bump in the night' at 2-10am :scared1:.Now i am a chicken there's no doubt about it,i lay there-heart beating so loud+quick+was too scared to turn over to where the 'noise' was.So i waited to hear if there was anymore noise,there was'nt,so i rolled over,opened my eyes+tried to look around but it was so dark.So very quietly+carefully i got out of bed+tried to manouvere myself in between the 2 beds as not to wake the others.The next thing i knew i had tripped over what felt like someone on the floor :scared1:,i screamed+shouted for Tony,Tony woke up+quickly put the lamp on,Emily was crying as i had frightened her+Chloe-well she was none the wiser that it was her that i had tripped over :laughing:,she had fallen out of bed+did'nt even know :rotfl:.Thankfully there was no injuries.It took a while for me+Emily to go back to sleep,but the other 2 were out like a light :confused3.

I then re-woke at 7.20am,i got myself up+ready,watched a little news+read our free USA Today paper,whilst drinking a cup of tea+eating a Banana muffin.I woke the others at 8.30am,and made them a junk breakfast of Banana Muffin,Cheetos,Fudge Cookie+Orange Juice-nice+healthy :laughing:.Whilst they were eating i popped to reception to have a word with Robert-one of the senior managers(who since we had checked in had taken a shine to our girls+was so nice to them),about someone helping me out by picking up a birthday cake for Chloe's Birthday on April 9th for me from Walmart/Walgreens,so that it would be in the room waiting for her when we returned from Mk.I also offered petrol money+obviously the cost of the cake.Well he was'nt having any of it-he insisted that the Hotel would pay for her cake+would put it in the room whilst we were out :thumbsup2.I was so chuffed-i had a lump in my throat that someone could be so nice :worship:.So with times sorted when we would be back from MK on that day-i was about to walk off when he called me back+asked if i have just a couple of minutes to spare,which of course i did.He went out the back+came back about 2mins later+gave me a written voucher for $100 for the 4 of us to have a Birthday Meal anywhere on I-Drive for Chloe's Birthday,well i was so shocked that i did end up with a few tears in my eyes.We just had to make sure we kept the restaurant's receipt as proof,pay the bill+the Hotel would re-imburse us :woohoo:.I went back to the room+told the other 3 about the voucher+told Chloe that we could use it tonight+she picked Olive Garden.
We left the hotel at 10.10am..these are inside our hotel......
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it was freezing today+really windy :confused3,about 58deg, and got the I-Ride all the way down to Wet+Wild,so we could take a slow walk back-looking in all the cheap/junk shops along the way.I managed to get some Disney Pens/Pencils/Stickers for Chloe+Emily's school friends-much cheaper than what it would have cost in the parks.They also chose some little bits for themselves,Tinkerbell crayons,Notebooks,Tinkerball paddle ball,Stickers+some Magnets.
We arrived at Chuck-E-Cheese (click here for info http://www.chuckecheese.com/ i highly recommend this place for kids-especially if it's a rainy day)at 11-45am,where the girls played for 30mins before we had lunch.Before we came away i signed the girls up to the website,and we got lots of coupons for money off meal deals,and free play tokens :cool1:.So for $41 we got a 12 slice Supercombo pizza-red onion,pepperoni,mushroom,beef+sausage,large fries+4 refillable drinks(just help yourself at the soda mahines)and 240 tokens(each game takes 1 token).
(When we had eaten i phoned Olive Garden to make a resevation for 6.30pm-but they don't take reservations after 4-30pm :confused3,which personally i think is quite silly,so we will just have to take pot luck with getting a table,as i know this place gets really long wait times).
The girls had great fun in Chuck-E-Cheese,and after playing the games+collecting the tokens that they spit out,they exchanged them for some little toys,sweets,stickers,balls etc...
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We left+walked back to the hotel arriving at 4pm,where we watched a little telly,freshened up+was out the Hotel at 6-30pm for dinner.We went next door to Olive Garden and was hit with a 50min wait time :scared1:,i knew this would happen+was not best pleased.None of us wanted to wait so Chloe picked Cattleman's Steakhouse across the road,where we were seated straight away.
Me--16oz Prime Rib,Fries+2 bottles Bud(only $1 each)
Tony--9oz Fillet Mignon,Baked Potato+2 bottles Bud.
Chloe--Fried Chicken Fingers,Fries,3 Dips+Coke
Emily--Kids Cheese Pizza,Fries+Coke
We all shared a Key Lime Shortcake and a Brownie+Ice Cream for dessert.
Total was an expensive $121.96 inc tip.I know we did'nt pay for it,apart from the odd $21.96,but i deffinatley would'nt have been happy paying the full amount for what we got.Both mine+Tony's steaks were good-no doubt about it.I got just a handful of fries,Tony's baked potato was ok-the middle was hard.Chloe's chicken fingers were way overdone-hard+snapped when broke in half.Emily's pizza was burnt underneath.The desserts were very nice.....
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We got back to the Hotel at 8-15pm-where true to his word Robert re-imbursed me the $100-i did'nt have the heart to tell him the meal was'nt great :guilty:.
Tony+the girls got changed+went swimming.I did'nt feel like it,and just filmed them+took some pics....
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Back to the room,were the girls were bathed+in bed by 9.30pm.Me+Tony were showered and in bed by 11.10pm.

Coming Up On Day 8 Long Queues At DHS :headache:.Stay Tuned :thumbsup2.

natalielongstaff
08-05-2009, 09:06 AM
Aww what a great day you had :hug: and how nice of the hotel to give you the voucher !

wickesy
08-05-2009, 09:39 AM
Wow, how generous is that hotel manager! :goodvibes I hope you gave Chloe a good telling off for falling out of bed and frightening the life out of you. :lmao:

Sounds like you had a great day despite the poor quality meal at the end.

Pegasus928
08-05-2009, 11:07 AM
Sounds like you had a hotel with some great customer service.
DS and DD have often mentioned trying Chucky Cheese but we have always bypassed it - might have to give it a go next trip - especially with 3 kids to keep happy this time.
Also seems that Chloe made a quick recovery from her fall - unlike yourself :lmao:

mandymouse
08-05-2009, 11:40 AM
What a lovely day. Shame the meal wasn't great, but how wonderful of the manager to arrange the cake and re-imburse you $100 - that was so kind :)

jjk
08-05-2009, 12:09 PM
another lovely day:goodvibes

Lizzybear
08-05-2009, 12:29 PM
Sorry to hear the birthday meal was disappointing :headache: I've always wanted to visit Chuck E Cheese but my bf won't humour me in this instance! :lmao:

Pinky166
08-06-2009, 03:48 AM
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: So funny about Chloe falling out of bed & not even knowing! Just shows how tied she was after a bust day at IOA. ;) Glad she didn't hurt herself.

What a lovely thing for the manager to do, shame your meal wasn't very nice though.....bottle of bud for $1. :thumbsup2

Great pics. :thumbsup2

irongirlof12
08-06-2009, 03:53 AM
what a great day ,and a fab hotel manager - how lovely :goodvibes

Chilly
08-06-2009, 02:50 PM
How nice of the hotel!

The Fetherstons
08-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Oh Michelle a lovely day:thumbsup2, what a very nice hotel manager too:goodvibes
Some more lovely photos:thumbsup2
Glad Chloe was ok:hug:

arieljasmine
08-06-2009, 05:01 PM
What a lovely gesture by the manager.

Chuck-E-Cheese sounds great.

Still open mouthed at $1 Bud!

Laur's xx

Ware Bears
08-07-2009, 06:36 PM
How nice of the hotel manager to arrange the birthday cake and treat you to the meal. :thumbsup2

Snowy-girls
08-11-2009, 06:06 AM
Thank you everyone for reading+for leaving your comments.As always much appreciated :hug:.x.

how nice of the hotel to give you the voucher !

Wow, how generous is that hotel manager! :goodvibes

how wonderful of the manager to arrange the cake and re-imburse you $100 - that was so kind :)

a fab hotel manager - how lovely :goodvibes

How nice of the hotel!

what a very nice hotel manager too:goodvibes

How nice of the hotel manager to arrange the birthday cake and treat you to the meal. :thumbsup2

Robert was fantastic-and his generosity does'nt end there.x.

Snowy-girls
08-11-2009, 06:10 AM
DS and DD have often mentioned trying Chucky Cheese but we have always bypassed it - might have to give it a go next trip - especially with 3 kids to keep happy this time.

I've always wanted to visit Chuck E Cheese but my bf won't humour me in this instance! :lmao:

Kenny,i reckon your children+nephew would love Chuck-E-Cheese,if my girls had there way-we would have been in there every day :laughing:.If you are thinking of going,make sure you sign up on the website to get some great coupons-but make sure you only do it about 3-4 days before you fly.x.

Lizzy-your boyfriend is a spoilt sport-you would love it-i do :laughing:.x.

Snowy-girls
08-11-2009, 06:15 AM
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: So funny about Chloe falling out of bed & not even knowing! Just shows how tied she was after a bust day at IOA. ;) Glad she didn't hurt herself.

What a lovely thing for the manager to do, shame your meal wasn't very nice though.....bottle of bud for $1. :thumbsup2

Great pics. :thumbsup2




Still open mouthed at $1 Bud!

Laur's xx


Claire-she had no idea what had happened the next morning-she did'nt believe me when i told her :laughing:.x.

Claire+Laur's--we could'nt get over the price of the Bud's for a $1.We did ask if we could take 4 with us but we was'nt allowed :confused3.
We would go back again but only for a dessert+the Bud :worship:-deffinatley not for a main meal :sick:.x.

raph_b
08-12-2009, 03:12 PM
Wow - I turn my back for a week and I miss 3 installments :scared1:

I love the fact you tripped over Chloe in the night! :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

I can't get over how amazing the hotel manager was, what a sweet thing to do :)

The girls look so much like you in the birthday dinner pictures

$1 a bud :eek: That's my kind of place!!

Day 8 here I come...........

Snowy-girls
08-13-2009, 10:59 AM
Wow - I turn my back for a week and I miss 3 installments :scared1:

I love the fact you tripped over Chloe in the night! :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

I can't get over how amazing the hotel manager was, what a sweet thing to do :)

The girls look so much like you in the birthday dinner pictures

$1 a bud :eek: That's my kind of place!!

Day 8 here I come...........

I am on a roll Craig :woohoo:,the girls were at my Nan+Grandad's for a few days which meant i could get a few days up :thumbsup2.

Oh the poor girls looking like me :sad2: :laughing:.

The manager still had a few things up his sleeve :worship:.x.

cap'njack.
10-01-2009, 06:28 AM
A great day and such a lovely suprise from the Hotel Manager :)

jackieleanne
11-11-2009, 05:32 PM
Wow what a generous hotel manager great that he did that for you, shame that the meal wasn't very nice. Looks like a lovely hotel and I like the sound of the breakfast sounds delicious especially for free.