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FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 10:00 AM
Chapter 1. Welcome, and Introductions

:welcome: all to our PreTR for our June 2010 trip.


If you have been following along with me on some other peoples threads,(The very kind Jordan, allowed voting announcements to go on his TR very good read and a very nice guy)Click here for his (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2342782)you will see that a title has been choosen and the winner of the contest to name my TR is Great Biscuit, or GB for short. Here is a link to his TR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2053929)
dont go there right now of course, wait till you read this the rest of the way:surfweb:

Thank you to everyone who submitted a title choice, they were all good, and anyone of them could have been the winning choice.
The top 3 vote getters where as follows.

1. Squirts, Shirts, & Flirts...The Legend Continues 40% of the votes
2. Hoop Dee Doo! The Fauntleroys 2 week WDW Revue. 17% of the votes
3. Fauntleroys Foray into the Fort...A fartload of fun. 14% of the votes

we had almost 50 votes in the final round.



First off lets start this with the who is going on this trip.

You have the fauntleroy crew

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09301.jpg


There is me, im in the middle and the story teller of this litle adventure. I just turned 27 last saturday.

My lovely wife is next, she is 28 and stays at home with our little man, and sells avon on the side for fun.

then we have out little man parker, he is 20 months old today actually, he loves everything trucks, trains, cars, everything manly. watching the disney planning DVD, he even calls the monorail a CHOO CHOO, and gets all excited when he sees one. he laughs all day long.
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09228.jpg



you will learn more about us as this story goes along.


Now we have the parents
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC04572.jpg


first up my dad.
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09450.jpg

not only is he dad, husband, and grandpa for this trip, he is also the cash behind the trip.

he worked very hard from the time he graduated school, started career at 17 while still in high school, and retired when he was 41 to spend more time with us, and be at every event we had in high school and college, he was every one of my high school and college track meets, and loves to travel and support his kids. when we grew up and my sister and me where out of college, about 7 years later, he decided to start working as a consultant. he now works with his boss from his career of 24 years and they do consultanting work for the company that they both worked for all those years, funny how things work out. he is loving his job and getting to make his own schedule even work from home if he wants.

they took us to disney at least every other year growing up, now that he has grandchildren, he is alternating between taking my family and my sisters family back there every 2 years, so next year is our turn, and 2012 is my sisters families turn again.



i cant find a newer picture of my mom with parker, so here goes.
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC03445.jpg

mom works for a local school system and is charge of the media processing center.



you will also learn more about them as we go along.

The where:

we are staying at Fort wilderness i dont have any pictures of my parents trailer that are good but will take some before the trip, but in the mean time, i did find these online, that show the basic floor plan of there trailer, theres is a little longer than this one, but you get the idea by looking at the slide show of the trailer.

Click here for the accomadations of the trip. (http://www.funtimerv.com/inventory/72233/New-2010-Gulf-Stream-RV-Canyon-Trail-35-FDBH.aspx)


candi, parker, and I get the back room with the 4 beds and our own bathroom.

The When:
we will be leaving here on June 3rd, and be leaving disney to come home on June 18th.


There is many more stories to share and get into but we have a few months to share them and for you to get to know us, if you want some more TR's to read, there are links to our 2007 and 2008 trips below in the signature.

Now some of you may be wondering where did that title come from and how did GB think that up, well since you asked.

lets break it down, Squirts

on our first trip to the world together, we were at TL and just got our lunch and were walking to our table, when i see out of the corner of my eye, some white landing in my coke and slide down the side and go under, i look up to see a bird, and look back down and think are you kidding me.

i get to the table and tell candi, she just starts laughing at me, see weird stuff happens to us all the time, sometimes we cause it sometimes we dont, but needless to say it still happens. i dont make up any of the stories i tell they are all true.


so i go back to the counter and let him the man know what happens and i get a new drink but not before he tells all the other CM's what happened, we have a good laugh.

so there you have squirts,

second trip, shirts

candi and i have alot of the same kind of character shirts, no need to say there is the shirts part of it.

and the flirts,

well read the 2008 trip and you see how parker is the biggest flirt out there, from the time we got to DW and it is cheerleading week and we sit down on the bus from our resort he is 9 months old at the time, and lays his hand on the little cheerleaders leg sitting next to him and candi on and starts to rub her leg as he is looking the other direction.:cool2: thats my boy smooth little man.

to last week when we are eating at a restraunt with my parents and he stars at the 20 something girl in the booth next to us and just smiles at her until she looks at him and smiles back then he keeps waving and smiling to get the attention of everyone at that table.

there is alot more good stuff to come, so please chim in and comment along , it will make it more fun for everyone.

coming up dinning dilema

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 10:01 AM
Chapter 2. Pre FoooooDDDDDD Talk. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34689674&postcount=61)
Chapter 3. Dinning Plan War Room! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34724825&postcount=112)
Chapter 4. Christmas Cookies, and a sweet surpise! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34740555&postcount=142)
Chapter 5. What to expect for Fort Wilderness. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34793305&postcount=185)
Chapter 6. Parkers first official favorite character. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34906542&postcount=224)
Chapter 7. Tired of Snow want FL sunshine. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35007210&postcount=270)
Chapter 8. Plans have changed. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35114300&postcount=295)
Chapter 9. A Christmas Story (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35115530&postcount=301)
Chapter 10. Does it happen to everyone? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35271095&postcount=349)
Chapter 10-1. Wedding continues part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35394090&postcount=431)
Chapter 10-2 Wedding day part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35708261&postcount=484)
Chapter 11. Opps i missed the double digit dance (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35741510&postcount=497)
Chapter 12. Disney mail (sort of) and disney treats. (Chapter 12. Disney Mail(sort of) and Disney Treats)
Chapter 13. We add a 6th person to the trip. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36117762&postcount=565)
Chapter 14. Here bunny bunny. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36324707&postcount=621)
Chapter 15. Parkers Birthday Part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36430957&postcount=655)
Chapter 15. Parkers Birthday Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36444774&postcount=668)
Chapter 16. The countdown calendar. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36539121&postcount=700)
Chapter 17. Disney Trial Run Trip (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36623003&postcount=713)
Chapter 18. Chicago Trip and countdown. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36773345&postcount=792)
Chapter 19. Another chicago trip. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36840082&postcount=856)

All7OfUs
12-16-2009, 10:01 AM
Dibs on space #!!!

going back to ready now!!

I knew you pick this title!!!

OK, so as luck would have it, I happened to be "ON" when this little gem popped up. Right on, I say to myself, cuz, I"ve been waiting for it!!

My title made #3- Not a bad showing. But, honestly, I voted for GB's- his was better!!

That story is pretty funny about the bird doo-ing in your coke. Once in the line for HM at DLR and bird doo-d on my shoulder.

Anyway, along for the fun! I know there's going to be a lot of it!!

Liesa

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 10:05 AM
Dibs on space #!!!

going back to ready now!!

I knew you pick this title!!!
congrats on being number 1

i did not pick the title, you guys voted for the title and this was the one that was chosen.

i am going to update the last post and show the percentages of votes

ohh and :welcome:

:cool1:

pipersmom
12-16-2009, 10:06 AM
Woohoo..one of the first ones here for once! Very cool title;) Looking forward to reading more about your family...

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 10:14 AM
Dibs on space #!!!

going back to ready now!!

I knew you pick this title!!!

OK, so as luck would have it, I happened to be "ON" when this little gem popped up. Right on, I say to myself, cuz, I"ve been waiting for it!!

My title made #3- Not a bad showing. But, honestly, I voted for GB's- his was better!!

That story is pretty funny about the bird doo-ing in your coke. Once in the line for HM at DLR and bird doo-d on my shoulder.

Anyway, along for the fun! I know there's going to be a lot of it!!

Liesa
now i can comment on the rest of what you said, congrats on spot number 3, i also liked the titles "quick well ditch the gorneckis in FW", and "how to drive the wife crazy, 2 weeks with the inlaws in FW"

heck they were all good and any one of them could have been one that i chose, that is why i left it up to you guys.:thumbsup2
good thing we bring baby wipes along for easy clean up including bird poop.
:laughing:

Woohoo..one of the first ones here for once! Very cool title;) Looking forward to reading more about your family...
:welcome: glad you could make it over on the first page of responses.
:)

All7OfUs
12-16-2009, 10:30 AM
Yeah, I know it was voter's choice. I meant, I knew that's what would be chosen, in the passive tense.

It clearly stood out as big winner. Would be very interested to see those percentiles!!

Yeah, poop happens.

jordanyosh
12-16-2009, 10:31 AM
I'm glad I'm on page 1.

glennbo123
12-16-2009, 10:53 AM
I'm in! And on page one baybee!

Great family pics in the intro. This should be fun.

All7OfUs
12-16-2009, 10:59 AM
So far, Amanda, it's only you and I in the chick department. We may be swimming in man talk and be really outnumbered!

eliz991
12-16-2009, 11:16 AM
Dang it I read before posting (I always do, I'm a little...well, anal that way) and now I am probably on page 2! Edited to say: squeaked in!



If you have been following along with me on some other peoples threads,(The very kind Jordan, allowed voting announcements to go on his TR very good read and a very nice guy)Click here for his (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2342782)you will see that a title has been choosen and the winner of the contest to name my TR is Great Biscuit, or GB for short. Here is a link to his TR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2053929)
dont go there right now of course, wait till you read this the rest of the way:surfweb:

Smart thinking, Fauntleroy. I still haven't finished GB's trippie, which means I can't post on it yet (see "anal," above) because he sent me not only off to read Mrs. The King's trippy but also ALL SIX of Zzubs before I read his. And I read all the talky-stuff too, not just the chapters. I could have read a Dickens book, I read "Battle For My Wallet" instead. Not that I'm complaining, they were hilarious, but...anyway, if you hadn't said to read yours first I would have had to wait to finish GBs to post here and no telling what page you'd be on by the time I finished!

If that made any sense to anyone, seek medical attention.


hank you to everyone who submitted a title choice, they were all good, and anyone of them could have been the winning choice.
The top 3 vote getters where as follows.

1. Squirts, Shirts, & Flirts...The Legend Continues 40% of the votes
2. Hoop Dee Doo! The Fauntleroys 2 week WDW Revue. 17% of the votes
3. Fauntleroys Foray into the Fort...A fartload of fun. 14% of the votes

we had almost 50 votes in the final round.

Yay, I love it when I vote for the winner! (Or did I? I'm saying I did.)

Great start! Beautiful family and I'm excited to hear more about your trip. :thumbsup2 FW was where we stayed on our only Disney trip when I was a kid (in a pop up camper, not a fancy one like yours!) so I'm looking forward to hearing about it!

Edited to also say: I have now learned that I can say "bootie" and "anal" on the DIS but I cannot say un-discovered (without the hyphen).

eliz991
12-16-2009, 11:19 AM
So far, Amanda, it's only you and I in the chick department. We may be swimming in man talk and be really outnumbered!

I got us evened up, now we're 3 to 3.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 11:25 AM
Yeah, I know it was voter's choice. I meant, I knew that's what would be chosen, in the passive tense.

It clearly stood out as big winner. Would be very interested to see those percentiles!!

Yeah, poop happens.
gotcha.:thumbsup2

well i thought about posting them all, but if there were one in the finals that only got 1 vote, i dont want peoples feelings hurt, that is why i just did the top 3.


I'm glad I'm on page 1.
:welcome: the man of the hour has checked in.

I'm in! And on page one baybee!

Great family pics in the intro. This should be fun.
:welcome: congrats on page one, i will hvae more recent pics after the holidays.

All7OfUs
12-16-2009, 11:27 AM
Edited to also say: I have now learned that I can say "bootie" and "anal" on the DIS but I cannot say un-discovered (without the hyphen).

YOu have absolutely NO IDEA how I was sweating bullets last week for writing THAT word on my pre-trippie, (how's that for some subtle self- pimping?) then discussing it elsewhere. I swear I thought I was a gonner!! It's a pretty normal and popular word, I wish they'd allow it unhyphenated. OK, that's enough of that. I'm breaking out in a sweat again.

Thanks for evening us up!

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 11:29 AM
So far, Amanda, it's only you and I in the chick department. We may be swimming in man talk and be really outnumbered!
well im sure before the day is up, you girls will be crushing us on the man/woman difference.


Dang it I read before posting (I always do, I'm a little...well, anal that way) and now I am probably on page 2! Edited to say: squeaked in!

Smart thinking, Fauntleroy. I still haven't finished GB's trippie, which means I can't post on it yet (see "anal," above) because he sent me not only off to read Mrs. The King's trippy but also ALL SIX of Zzubs before I read his. And I read all the talky-stuff too, not just the chapters. I could have read a Dickens book, I read "Battle For My Wallet" instead. Not that I'm complaining, they were hilarious, but...anyway, if you hadn't said to read yours first I would have had to wait to finish GBs to post here and no telling what page you'd be on by the time I finished!

If that made any sense to anyone, seek medical attention.

Yay, I love it when I vote for the winner! (Or did I? I'm saying I did.)

Great start! Beautiful family and I'm excited to hear more about your trip. :thumbsup2 FW was where we stayed on our only Disney trip when I was a kid (in a pop up camper, not a fancy one like yours!) so I'm looking forward to hearing about it!

Edited to also say: I have now learned that I can say "bootie" and "anal" on the DIS but I cannot say un-discovered (without the hyphen).
well im glad i put that in there, otherwise who knows how long it would take you to get back.:laughing:
it made sense to me, but then again i am a different breed.

there will be tons of pics of FW, which i am sure you guys will love not many people do camping TR's on these boards.

wonder if you could work "bootie, and "anal" into the title of your next TR.
:laughing:

almost forgot
:welcome:


I got us evened up, now we're 3 to 3.
and so it begins the women are going to beat the men.

All7OfUs
12-16-2009, 11:31 AM
well im sure before the day is up, you girls will be crushing us on the man/woman difference.



That being said, I'm sure we'll still all be swimming in fart conversation before too long.

manntra
12-16-2009, 11:35 AM
Hi there :wave: I really like the chosen title (and the story behind it! :laughing: )
Your family is adorable! Your son is just too cute and that cracks me up about him being such a little flirt! :)
So nice that your parents continue to take your family to Disney:goodvibes Looking forward to your next installment...food is one of the most important parts of trip planning! :rotfl:

Tracy

Lifelong_Dreamer
12-16-2009, 11:46 AM
I'm here for the fun! Love the title!

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 11:46 AM
That being said, I'm sure we'll still all be swimming in fart conversation before too long.
this is true this is true.
:confused3:rotfl:speaking of, i have something i hvae to post on jordans thread, i think you guys might get a kick out of it.

Hi there :wave: I really like the chosen title (and the story behind it! :laughing: )
Your family is adorable! Your son is just too cute and that cracks me up about him being such a little flirt! :)
So nice that your parents continue to take your family to Disney:goodvibes Looking forward to your next installment...food is one of the most important parts of trip planning! :rotfl:

Tracy
:welcome:

thanks very much, glad yo uare joining us. just got some good news about our food situation last night as well that i will share when the next chapter comes about.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 11:47 AM
I'm here for the fun! Love the title!
:welcome:
you ninja posted me while i was replying.
:goodvibes

GreatBiscuit
12-16-2009, 12:36 PM
Signing on! Great start so far! Now I'm off to look at RV pics.

Smart thinking, Fauntleroy. I still haven't finished GB's trippie, which means I can't post on it yet (see "anal," above) because he sent me not only off to read Mrs. The King's trippy but also ALL SIX of Zzubs before I read his. And I read all the talky-stuff too, not just the chapters. I could have read a Dickens book, I read "Battle For My Wallet" instead. Not that I'm complaining, they were hilarious, but...anyway, if you hadn't said to read yours first I would have had to wait to finish GBs to post here and no telling what page you'd be on by the time I finished!

If that made any sense to anyone, seek medical attention.
:lmao: No worries. I've been updating a bit slowly as of late. But you gotta admit, Zzubs Battles were WELL worth it!


That being said, I'm sure we'll still all be swimming in fart conversation before too long.One can only dream! :cloud9:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Signing on! Great start so far! Now I'm off to look at RV pics.


One can only dream! :cloud9:
:welcome: GB, or should i say mister winner of the naming contest.

you will have to PM me your address so i can send you your prize from me for winning the title contest.

MaryAz
12-16-2009, 01:08 PM
Whooo Hoooo, page 2. Can't wait to follow along.

Lady Lallie
12-16-2009, 01:39 PM
I think this might the best PreTrip Report Title....EVER. I love it. I giggle everytime I see it. :thumbsup2

Your little guy is such a cutie!

dreamingofdisney07
12-16-2009, 01:53 PM
Hi everyone! It has been forever since I have posted on here. Thought I might as well put my two cents in since its just the beginning. Maybe I will do it more often now too. What a title huh? My choice was the one about me spending our long vacation with my inlaws. Wish me luck with that. No really they are good people and they love spending time with their children and grandkids so I can't complain, I am getting a disney trip out of this! I know DH hasnt said anything about this yet, and I will probably get in trouble for saying something later. Lastnight my fatherinlaw told us that they bought the dining plan for our trip! How exciting is that?! DH and I are pumped. We went through and picked out what restaurants we would like to eat at already. Just hope the inlaws perfer the same. DH and I are already planning on a night out just the two of us and going to the Luau. Bottomless drinks here we come! :banana: I can't believe that Parker is 20 months already! It just seems like yesterday when DH was posting the ultrasound pics on here for ya'll to see. Man, how time flies. He keeps me very busy and on my toes alot and I would'nt trade it for anything in the world! :love:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 01:58 PM
Whooo Hoooo, page 2. Can't wait to follow along.
:welcome:
you just sneaked in we are almost ready for page 3.


I think this might the best PreTrip Report Title....EVER. I love it. I giggle everytime I see it. :thumbsup2

Your little guy is such a cutie!
thans, and :welcome: you have to show your apreciation and visit GB's report, he is the brains behind hte title.

i laugh when i see it also, and i have been reading it for a while.

but it is still very funny to type it.


Hi everyone! It has been forever since I have posted on here. Thought I might as well put my two cents in since its just the beginning. Maybe I will do it more often now too. What a title huh? My choice was the one about me spending our long vacation with my inlaws. Wish me luck with that. No really they are good people and they love spending time with their children and grandkids so I can't complain, I am getting a disney trip out of this! I know DH hasnt said anything about this yet, and I will probably get in trouble for saying something later. Lastnight my fatherinlaw told us that they bought the dining plan for our trip! How exciting is that?! DH and I are pumped. We went through and picked out what restaurants we would like to eat at already. Just hope the inlaws perfer the same. DH and I are already planning on a night out just the two of us and going to the Luau. Bottomless drinks here we come! :banana: I can't believe that Parker is 20 months already! It just seems like yesterday when DH was posting the ultrasound pics on here for ya'll to see. Man, how time flies. He keeps me very busy and on my toes alot and I would'nt trade it for anything in the world! :love:
:welcome: dear.

you little stinker, you just outed my surprise for the nextupdate.

bottemless drinks is right here we come.

:drinking1

she is a great mommy to our little man, he loves her so much.

eandesmom
12-16-2009, 02:18 PM
Somehow I had a feeling this would be the winner!

jordanyosh
12-16-2009, 02:26 PM
CANDI!!!!!!

Nice to see you on board!

DDP! Sa-weet!:thumbsup2

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Somehow I had a feeling this would be the winner!
:welcome:
it just stuck out to people, not to often you see the word squirts, in a title.
:rotfl:
CANDI!!!!!!

Nice to see you on board!

DDP! Sa-weet!:thumbsup2


it shocked us as well, but more on that later...little missy let the cat out of the bag.
:rolleyes:

glennbo123
12-16-2009, 03:30 PM
Good to see Candi posting. I didn't realize who it was at first.

Hey, I just went back to re-read your intro. and saw your dates. Hopefully you've read in my PTR where I recommend you not be on Monday, the 14th? (If you haven't I won't make you go searching -- there will be exclusive EMH prior to opening at MK, so if you're there at rope-drop thinking you're first in line....um, you're not.) I think we'll be at Epcot instead.

We'll have to compare plans as we get further along. My girls would love to meet Parker.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 03:36 PM
Good to see Candi posting. I didn't realize who it was at first.

Hey, I just went back to re-read your intro. and saw your dates. Hopefully you've read in my PTR where I recommend you not be on Monday, the 14th? (If you haven't I won't make you go searching -- there will be exclusive EMH prior to opening at MK, so if you're there at rope-drop thinking you're first in line....um, you're not.) I think we'll be at Epcot instead.

We'll have to compare plans as we get further along. My girls would love to meet Parker.
i didnt see the EMH think in your pretr, what is it exclusive for?

glennbo123
12-16-2009, 03:48 PM
i didnt see the EMH think in your pretr, what is it exclusive for?

The PChef consultants and their families who are there on an incentive trip, which we'll be, but we're still going to steer clear of MK since it'll be crazy that morning.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 03:53 PM
The PChef consultants and their families who are there on an incentive trip, which we'll be, but we're still going to steer clear of MK since it'll be crazy that morning.
oh okay, remeber reading about htat, but did not realize it was just for those people, do they really plan on that many being there for that?

glennbo123
12-16-2009, 04:03 PM
oh okay, remeber reading about htat, but did not realize it was just for those people, do they really plan on that many being there for that?

It'll be a lot. I wish I had a number for you...maybe as we get closer I'll hear something. But this trip is a family trip, so all of the consultants who earn it bring their whole families. It turns into a lot of people. And most of them go to the park where the exclusive EMH is, even if they don't get up in time for EMH, because that's the park where their friends went for the day. So, if you add all of them on top of a normal Monday crowd....not recommended.

vamassey1
12-16-2009, 04:15 PM
I'm signing on too. I'm a little late cause I'm anal like Elizabeth and have to read everything before I post. Although I did read all of GBs before I posted I did not read all of ZZUBs reports. I have read some of them on my own and love them. I think he's was the first report I ever read. Of course my favorite update he ever did was the run for the restroom in Canada. Classic!

Lifelong_Dreamer
12-16-2009, 04:49 PM
Great to see Candi chiming in!

GreatBiscuit
12-16-2009, 04:56 PM
I'm signing on too. I'm a little late cause I'm anal like Elizabeth and have to read everything before I post. Although I did read all of GBs before I posted I did not read all of ZZUBs reports. I have read some of them on my own and love them. I think he's was the first report I ever read. Of course my favorite update he ever did was the run for the restroom in Canada. Classic!The infamous number 4! :lmao: I laughed about that for DAYS. I still crack up thinking about it.

eliz991
12-16-2009, 05:52 PM
I'm signing on too. I'm a little late cause I'm anal like Elizabeth and have to read everything before I post. Although I did read all of GBs before I posted I did not read all of ZZUBs reports. I have read some of them on my own and love them. I think he's was the first report I ever read. Of course my favorite update he ever did was the run for the restroom in Canada. Classic!


:thumbsup2 I knew there was a reason we got along.

vamassey1
12-16-2009, 06:13 PM
The infamous number 4! :lmao: I laughed about that for DAYS. I still crack up thinking about it.

I even shared that update with DH. It still brings a smile to my face.

:thumbsup2 I knew there was a reason we got along.

Two peas in a pod!:woohoo:

Poolrat
12-16-2009, 08:38 PM
The infamous number 4! :lmao: I laughed about that for DAYS. I still crack up thinking about it.


Yes I laughed hard about that one. :rotfl2::rotfl2: I wonder if he did go back this year?:confused3

I'm signing on too. I'm a little late cause I'm anal like Elizabeth and have to read everything before I post. Although I did read all of GBs before I posted I did not read all of ZZUBs reports. I have read some of them on my own and love them. I think he's was the first report I ever read. Of course my favorite update he ever did was the run for the restroom in Canada. Classic!

I had to read too. Finally here on page 3.:sad2: Stoopid work! Just got home to find this treasure.

GeminiAngel
12-16-2009, 09:05 PM
Hi Candi and Dan!!! You bet'ca I'm along for the ride as always. ;)

Millie12591
12-16-2009, 09:11 PM
I'm here and I'm in! :woohoo:
Page 3, hmmm. I think this is going to be a loooong PTR. :3dglasses

It's good to be here. :yay:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-16-2009, 09:15 PM
It'll be a lot. I wish I had a number for you...maybe as we get closer I'll hear something. But this trip is a family trip, so all of the consultants who earn it bring their whole families. It turns into a lot of people. And most of them go to the park where the exclusive EMH is, even if they don't get up in time for EMH, because that's the park where their friends went for the day. So, if you add all of them on top of a normal Monday crowd....not recommended.
i see i see, when you hear more about it or if you already know can you let me know which days they have there exclusive EMH for that group so we can plan some of meals and parks around where not to go.
i did not see you say when they were in your TR

I'm signing on too. I'm a little late cause I'm anal like Elizabeth and have to read everything before I post. Although I did read all of GBs before I posted I did not read all of ZZUBs reports. I have read some of them on my own and love them. I think he's was the first report I ever read. Of course my favorite update he ever did was the run for the restroom in Canada. Classic!
:welcome:

i dont think i have read his reports, i will have to check them out...or if you have a link u could provide me with that would help.:surfweb:

this story has me interested
The infamous number 4! :lmao: I laughed about that for DAYS. I still crack up thinking about it.

Yes I laughed hard about that one. :rotfl2::rotfl2: I wonder if he did go back this year?:confused3



I had to read too. Finally here on page 3.:sad2: Stoopid work! Just got home to find this treasure.
more people loving the story, it is a must read for me now.

:welcome: hope you enjoy it and continue to hang out with us.


Hi Candi and Dan!!! You bet'ca I'm along for the ride as always. ;)
Great thanks for coming back for this years run at our next TR

:welcome:

dreamingofdisney07
12-16-2009, 09:27 PM
CANDI!!!!!!

Nice to see you on board!

DDP! Sa-weet!:thumbsup2

Good to see Candi posting. I didn't realize who it was at first.


Great to see Candi chiming in!

Hello to all my fans! LOL...I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as our pretr report goes on. Dan talks about you guys alot. You're like one big happy disney family.

jordanyosh
12-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Hello to all my fans! LOL...I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as our pretr report goes on. Dan talks about you guys alot. You're like one big happy disney family.

You're part of that family..:grouphug:

Looking forward to hearing things from your perspective....:thumbsup2

punkin413
12-16-2009, 10:05 PM
i will totally admit i thought the squirts meant something else, especially with all your talk of chili. :lmao:

jordanyosh
12-16-2009, 10:08 PM
i will totally admit i thought the squirts meant something else, especially with all your talk of chili. :lmao:
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

All7OfUs
12-16-2009, 10:12 PM
i will totally admit i thought the squirts meant something else, especially with all your talk of chili. :lmao:

and over here in squirtz-ville, it means something altogether unique and different. Things vary by region.

Millie12591
12-16-2009, 10:58 PM
That being said, I'm sure we'll still all be swimming in fart conversation before too long.I wouldn't have it any other way. :lmao:

Hi everyone! It has been forever since I have posted on here. Thought I might as well put my two cents in since its just the beginning.Candi! :woohoo: I was wondering when you would chime in. :yay: I'm so happy you'll be sharing and joining this DIS family....I haven't been around as long as some, but feel like I'm apart. :hug:


Awwww, it's so sweet to see a hubby say good things about their honey. :cloud9: :love:

[QUOTE=dreamingofdisney07;34684256]Hello to all my fans! LOL...I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as our pretr report goes on. Dan talks about you guys alot. You're like one big happy disney family.
We may act like a bunch of immature junior high kids :laughing: ....but, we have lots of laughs and have a good time being goofy together. :goodvibes ;)

FauntleroyFAN07
12-17-2009, 08:41 AM
i will totally admit i thought the squirts meant something else, especially with all your talk of chili. :lmao:
:welcome: dawn

:rotfl:i think alot of peoples minds will race around trying to figure that part of the title out until they read the reason behind it.:thumbsup2

glad to have you here.

and over here in squirtz-ville, it means something altogether unique and different. Things vary by region.
hmmm unique and different:confused3

i dont even want to guess.
:laughing:
I wouldn't have it any other way. :lmao:

Candi! :woohoo: I was wondering when you would chime in. :yay: I'm so happy you'll be sharing and joining this DIS family....I haven't been around as long as some, but feel like I'm apart. :hug:


Awwww, it's so sweet to see a hubby say good things about their honey. :cloud9: :love:


We may act like a bunch of immature junior high kids :laughing: ....but, we have lots of laughs and have a good time being goofy together. :goodvibes ;)


its easy to say good things about her, she is a great mom (and wifey):love:

3princesses+aprince
12-17-2009, 08:47 AM
Hello!!! Joining in!! Parker is so cute. I remember reading your "surprise" trip for your wife when Parker was just a baby!

AlohaPolynesian
12-17-2009, 10:13 AM
I'm joining in! Your kids are adorable.

jenjolt
12-17-2009, 10:15 AM
Another newbie here!! Found my way over here from Jordan's PTR!! Your family is adorable and I can't wait to hear all about your plans for this trip!!

Great title by the way!!! SO funny!!!:rotfl2:

GreatBiscuit
12-17-2009, 10:38 AM
i dont think i have read his reports, i will have to check them out...or if you have a link u could provide me with that would help.:surfweb:
Happy to be of service my friend. Zzub's "The Battle For My Wallet" TR's cover 6 trips.

Battle 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=545715)

Battle 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=857819)

Battle 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=934306)

Battle 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1268153)

Battle 5 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1578540)

Battle 6 - Chapters 1-7 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1960843)

Battle 6 - Chapter 8 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/chapter-eight-olive-garden-is-for-white.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 9 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/cool.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 10 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/full.html)

I highly recommed you not have a drink in your hand while reading.

Hello to all my fans! LOL...I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as our pretr report goes on. Dan talks about you guys alot. You're like one big happy disney family. :wave2: Welcome to the insanity.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-17-2009, 10:38 AM
:welcome: to all three of you
Hello!!! Joining in!! Parker is so cute. I remember reading your "surprise" trip for your wife when Parker was just a baby!
thank you, yep that was the one she found out about while checking the boards which she normally never did then. :rolleyes: ohh well it was still fun.


I'm joining in! Your kids are adorable.
thank you very much, we only have 1 little man, do you know something i dont know.:laughing:


Another newbie here!! Found my way over here from Jordan's PTR!! Your family is adorable and I can't wait to hear all about your plans for this trip!!

Great title by the way!!! SO funny!!!:rotfl2:
a friend of jordans is a friend of mine,

we are planning meal stuff this weekend, so i will have that up after the weekend.

popcorn::

All7OfUs
12-17-2009, 11:27 AM
i dont even want to guess.
:laughing:






Ok, here's what I could come up with:

Squirt #1: What comes up out of the open manholes near our office.

Squirt #2: The mayonnaise they squirt all over the hot dogs (called Hamburgers here) in the bazaar.

glennbo123
12-17-2009, 11:40 AM
Happy to be of service my friend. Zzub's "The Battle For My Wallet" TR's cover 6 trips.

Battle 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=545715)

Battle 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=857819)

Battle 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=934306)

Battle 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1268153)

Battle 5 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1578540)

Battle 6 - Chapters 1-7 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1960843)

Battle 6 - Chapter 8 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/chapter-eight-olive-garden-is-for-white.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 9 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/cool.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 10 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/full.html)

I highly recommed you not have a drink in your hand while reading.

:wave2: Welcome to the insanity.

Thanks GB -- I wondered how to find these too.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-17-2009, 12:42 PM
Happy to be of service my friend. Zzub's "The Battle For My Wallet" TR's cover 6 trips.

Battle 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=545715)

Battle 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=857819)

Battle 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=934306)

Battle 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1268153)

Battle 5 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1578540)

Battle 6 - Chapters 1-7 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1960843)

Battle 6 - Chapter 8 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/chapter-eight-olive-garden-is-for-white.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 9 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/cool.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 10 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/full.html)

I highly recommed you not have a drink in your hand while reading.

:wave2: Welcome to the insanity.
thanks, did not even see that you ninja posted me while i was replying and did not even see it till now.
will check them out.


Ok, here's what I could come up with:

Squirt #1: What comes up out of the open manholes near our office.

Squirt #2: The mayonnaise they squirt all over the hot dogs (called Hamburgers here) in the bazaar.
both of those are wrong very wrong, well i could live with the first one, but putting mayo on a hot dog, that is something should be outlawed,

:sad2:


:laughing:

AlohaPolynesian
12-17-2009, 12:56 PM
Okay, I totally got confused with all the different pictures. LOL!! Parker is cute in all of them!!

FauntleroyFAN07
12-17-2009, 12:59 PM
Okay, I totally got confused with all the different pictures. LOL!! Parker is cute in all of them!!

not a problem, i did not have the best intro this time around, suffereing from lack of a disney trip for the last year.
:)

FauntleroyFAN07
12-17-2009, 01:11 PM
Chapter 2. Pre FoooooooDDDDDD talk.

Well, if you guys were reading everything, that my sweet lovely wife was writing in her first post, you would have seen that she spilled the beans about our dinning i was going to suprise you guys with.

But if you did not then here we go.

Growing up and even trips of late, we never did the dinning plan with my folks. My dad does not like to take extra time out of parks and such to sit down to meals, we are an eat and go type of family....


Well that seems to have changed.

Now we always do some sit downs, like we always do Chef Mickeys, and my dad loves O'hana, so those are for certain meals, and recently we have also done Whispering Canyon on trips.

So last weekend when our 180 day window to start booking arrived, i set him up with the website to go online and book the meals, we fly by the seat of pants with them so playing the weather that far out and not knowing when we would be where, he booked 1 meal for chef mickey and ohana the first week, and 1 meal for each the second week.

Fair enough we were hoping that we would go to each the first week and then talk him into going to them again the second week.



Now also last week i mentioned how it would be fun to eat at the crystal palace for a breakfast characters with pooh and get into the park early for that.

I guess he agreeded because he booked that meal for a breakfast.



Okay great.

We are moving along very nice...candi and i thought that was all of the meals, well besides our CS that we would do around WDW.


Well, then we were looking at doing the luau, just candi and i, and leave parker with grandparents for the night, so we could have anight out, candi was pumped about this and digging the all you could drink part of the evening, im not going to lie i was excited as well, bottomless beer, and pirate punch,:drinking1:drinking:

well, he calls me monday and says just wait on booking it, he is looking into something at AAA. okay :confused3 i was clueless and no idea what he was talking about.


So tuesday rolls around and pops calls and says hey were are you, i say going to the store, he says okay ill meet you inside the doors. okay, me still clueless


well we get inside, and he says he mom and i just signed us up for the dinning plan for disney.

my reaction.
:upsidedow

i could not believe it.


then he says how normally when we camp, there are alot of days when we have to go back to the camper and eat, and waste time and what not, so now we dont have to worry about it and your mother doesnt have to cook at all at the camper on vacation, and you can use hte dinning plan for the luau.

:yay::banana:


another bonus is that we always buy our tickets ahead of time, we get the 10 day tickets with the no expieration clause on them, and would have used 5 days on them and then we save the unused ones for next trip, we dont go in the parks each day.

but to get the dinning plan, he has to buy us a 1 day ticket...so we get another day on our tickets also.:cheer2:


this is just turning out gravy for candi and I.

so this saturday they are suppose to come over and we are going to book the rest of our dinning stuff.....how exciting is it going to be to do that many days of food planning.
::yes::


Note: he is still not going to want to spend alot of time at TS meals waiting for food, so more than likely we will be doing alot of buffet meals in the parks so we dong have to wait around for a long time for it to come out...



So if you guys have any suggestions we will take them into consideration along with what we are already thinking.


Sorry there were no pictures in this post.

vamassey1
12-17-2009, 01:29 PM
Happy to be of service my friend. Zzub's "The Battle For My Wallet" TR's cover 6 trips.

Battle 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=545715)

Battle 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=857819)

Battle 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=934306)

Battle 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1268153)

Battle 5 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1578540)

Battle 6 - Chapters 1-7 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1960843)



Battle 6 - Chapter 8 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/chapter-eight-olive-garden-is-for-white.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 9 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/cool.html)

Battle 6 - Chapter 10 (http://zzubworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/full.html)

I highly recommed you not have a drink in your hand while reading.

:wave2: Welcome to the insanity.

Thanks for posting this!:thumbsup2

vamassey1
12-17-2009, 01:34 PM
Planning meals is one of most favorite parts of trip planning. What are your choices?

dreamingofdisney07
12-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Ok like Dan said. His dad is big on buffets, so i foresee us eating at many buffets during that trip. Which doesnt really excite me cause I am not a big buffet eater. Makes me feel fat after I am done! So hopefully we can convince him of some good quick service meals. Dan is all excited to eat at the Germany buffet. He could eat sausage for every meal if I would let him.

Dan and I definetly want to try the big turkey leg this trip too. Of the past three trips we have been down there, we havent gotten one. If it was my choice I wouldnt be going down here during this time of the year, but my mother in law has to work around her school schedule so we had no other choice. I loved going there last year during the holidays, the crowds were light and I am a HUGE Christmas fan. The lights, music, holiday goodies just put me in a good mood.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-17-2009, 02:42 PM
Planning meals is one of most favorite parts of trip planning. What are your choices?
well we already have
ohana,
chef mickeys
crystal palace

probables

espn,
whispering canyone
germany
liberty tree tavern
50's prime time
trails end buffett, since are staying there


and we still need at least 3 or 4 more TS meals



Ok like Dan said. His dad is big on buffets, so i foresee us eating at many buffets during that trip. Which doesnt really excite me cause I am not a big buffet eater. Makes me feel fat after I am done! So hopefully we can convince him of some good quick service meals. Dan is all excited to eat at the Germany buffet. He could eat sausage for every meal if I would let him.

Dan and I definetly want to try the big turkey leg this trip too. Of the past three trips we have been down there, we havent gotten one. If it was my choice I wouldnt be going down here during this time of the year, but my mother in law has to work around her school schedule so we had no other choice. I loved going there last year during the holidays, the crowds were light and I am a HUGE Christmas fan. The lights, music, holiday goodies just put me in a good mood.


ohh yeah i am going to love me a turkey leggggg


and hun, did you remeber i think the dole whips are a snack credit.





hopefully it wont be too crowded, alot of kids should be in school a little longer.

jenjolt
12-17-2009, 02:51 PM
YAY for the Disney Dining Plan!! I really enjoy the idea of my meals being paid for ahead of time!!

Your list so far looks great and I can't wait to hear a reveiw of Biergarten! I am strangely fascinated by it yet not brave enough to try it....yet!!!

And hello Candi...Can't wait to hear more about your trip!!! Hmmm...a turkey leg sounds good right about now!

glennbo123
12-17-2009, 02:51 PM
Boma, Boma, Boma. :thumbsup2

manntra
12-17-2009, 02:52 PM
I was going to suggest Biergarten too...if not just for the liter of beer ;)
One of my new favorites is The Wave at the Contemporary...excellent food and easy trip on monorail from MK. (not a buffet but you can't eat a buffet every day! :laughing:)
A buffet I never miss is Boma...either dinner or breakfast..it is easy to get from AK if you are there for the day.
Primetime might be fun for your parents too :confused3


Tracy

vamassey1
12-17-2009, 03:11 PM
I know what mean about buffets. I really like that you can get in and out easier, but after a while they all look the same. Trip before last we had a lot of buffets towards the end of the trip and I really got tired of them.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-17-2009, 03:30 PM
YAY for the Disney Dining Plan!! I really enjoy the idea of my meals being paid for ahead of time!!

Your list so far looks great and I can't wait to hear a reveiw of Biergarten! I am strangely fascinated by it yet not brave enough to try it....yet!!!

And hello Candi...Can't wait to hear more about your trip!!! Hmmm...a turkey leg sounds good right about now!
i am really excited for biergarten too, i have not eaten inside for at least 5 years, but had a brat and kruate outside last year...mmmmmmmmm


Boma, Boma, Boma. :thumbsup2
what is there food like, i see everyone eating there, but it might be a tough sell to the family


I was going to suggest Biergarten too...if not just for the liter of beer ;)
One of my new favorites is The Wave at the Contemporary...excellent food and easy trip on monorail from MK. (not a buffet but you can't eat a buffet every day! :laughing:)
A buffet I never miss is Boma...either dinner or breakfast..it is easy to get from AK if you are there for the day.
Primetime might be fun for your parents too :confused3


Tracy
the wave might be a possiblity i will look at there menu

another boma person, what do you guys like about it so much.

also thinking since candi and i are going to use 2 credits on our own for the luau, then my parents should eat somewhere signature so they can use up 2 credits one night as well.
and we will just hang with parker without them for an evening.


I know what mean about buffets. I really like that you can get in and out easier, but after a while they all look the same. Trip before last we had a lot of buffets towards the end of the trip and I really got tired of them.

this really does not trouble my family so much, they like the variety of the buffet, but like candi said you do feel full very full afterwards.

but we will see, maybe we will save all the buffets for the parks, and try and do some sit downs not buffets on non park days.

GreatBiscuit
12-17-2009, 04:16 PM
well we already have
ohana,
chef mickeys
crystal palace

probables

espn,
whispering canyone
germany
liberty tree tavern
50's prime time
trails end buffett, since are staying there

Good choices! One thing to note though, not all buffet meals translate into a fast in and out. Chef Mickeys took us about 2 1/2 - 3 hours from the time we left the gates of the Magic Kingdom until the we arrived back. It was about a 10 min travel time, 10 min wait for our photo, 30 min wait for a table, a good 90 min before all the characters made it to our table, 10 min nature break, 10-15 min wait for a monorail, 15 min ride back around the lagoon.

Ohana was also a 2-3 hour meal.

I was little surprised by how long each meal took, but I would do them again in a heartbeat.

WCC, Les Cellier and Mama Melrose were our fastest TS meals.

Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

englishrose47
12-17-2009, 06:06 PM
Okay I am posting before I am on page 77:lmao:

jordanyosh
12-17-2009, 06:30 PM
I'm not a buffet person myself, but I'm trying Boma for the first time because everyone says to...

If you can't hit Boma, Tusker House has a similar flavor profile in alot of their dishes as Boma does.

Other choices keeping Parker and the impatient one (;)) in mind:

Captains Grille at the Yacht Club-rarely busy
Teppan Edo
The Wave

Haven't eaten at Capts Grille or The Wave but have heard good things about both.

GeminiAngel
12-17-2009, 06:35 PM
I've only eaten at ESPN once. Loved it!!!
We LOVE Ohana (dinner)!!!
Only 2 of us in my family enjoy Biergarten. Me and my Daughter.

You've got some pretty good choices going, can't wait to see how it finally turns out. Decisions, decisions! :rotfl:

Jiminy'sGirl
12-17-2009, 06:43 PM
Jordan sent me!!

Is he getting some sort of referral fee for this?? :rotfl: Seriously, though, I"m subbing so I can find this later... Off to feed the ravenous animals I call my children. Be back soon!

Lady Lallie
12-17-2009, 06:45 PM
I love that Liberty Tree Tavern is on your list, I really enjoyed my meal there last year. So very yummy. :thumbsup2

As for more suggestions...hmmm. I think you got most of the buffets covered. But for a quick ADR, what about The Plaza in MK? I hear that one can be pretty quick to eat at....??

jordanyosh
12-17-2009, 06:47 PM
I love that Liberty Tree Tavern is on your list, I really enjoyed my meal there last year. So very yummy. :thumbsup2

As for more suggestions...hmmm. I think you got most of the buffets covered. But for a quick ADR, what about The Plaza in MK? I hear that one can be pretty quick to eat at....??

I was going to suggest that, but had already listed too many places I haven't eaten yet...:)

Lady Lallie
12-17-2009, 06:49 PM
I was going to suggest that, but had already listed too many places I haven't eaten yet...:)

:rotfl2:

I think we are too alike sometimes. I can give a full report in January after I have eaten there. I'll get my stop watch out. ;) :thumbsup2

jordanyosh
12-17-2009, 06:51 PM
:rotfl2:

I think we are too alike sometimes. I can give a full report in January after I have eaten there. I'll get my stop watch out. ;) :thumbsup2

I may have to change an ADR to try this place out as well.

Lady Lallie
12-17-2009, 06:54 PM
I may have to change an ADR to try this place out as well.

I'm really excited about trying it out. There is a tuna salad on croissant that has my mouth watering. Not to mention the shakes....:rolleyes1

jordanyosh
12-17-2009, 06:57 PM
I'm really excited about trying it out. There is a tuna salad on croissant that has my mouth watering. Not to mention the shakes....:rolleyes1

The Reuben there has my name all over it.

englishrose47
12-17-2009, 07:49 PM
I really love Boma for Breakfast , I loved the Biergarten buffet , they had a roast carved pork that wasthe best pork ever had !!! My DGS LOVED Teppon Edo ,he was fascinated with the food being cooked at the table !! Jordan andI and som others are gonna eat at the Wave in Feb !!!

VandyFan10
12-17-2009, 08:50 PM
HEY! :wave: I'm here!!

VERY cool about the dining plan! I'm excited for you guys getting to have a date night at the Luau....bottomless drinks....sounds great to me right now :rolleyes:.

Places I would suggest.....

Boma!! If you guys want buffets I would highly suggest this one!

Also 1900 and Crystal Palace dinners are great (my opinion CP is better)

Dan you mentioned liking Rubens....The Wave!! That was one of the BEST ruben sandwiches I had ever had. My friend had a cheeseburger and she said it was awesome too!

Le Cellier - I think it is a wonderful lunch/dinner. My favorite in the '07 trip.

Hoop-Dee-Doo is a lot of fun too if everyone would want to go....not buffet but family style and ALL YOU CAN EAT or DRINK!! :thumbsup2

I'm sure I'll think of more :upsidedow

Candi - Great to see you here!! Can't wait to hear your side of everything too :teeth: I've already told Dan but will tell you (and not like you don't know).....your Parker is PRECIOUS!! I'm due in April and we are having a BOY!! :yay: I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Millie12591
12-17-2009, 09:16 PM
well we already have
ohana,
chef mickeys
crystal palace

probables

espn,
whispering canyone
germany
liberty tree tavern
50's prime time
trails end buffett, since are staying there
and we still need at least 3 or 4 more TS meals

ohh yeah i am going to love me a turkey leggggg
and hun, did you remeber i think the dole whips are a snack credit.

hopefully it wont be too crowded, alot of kids should be in school a little longer.
You've got some good choices here. I can't go without telling you about 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian. :banana: :cloud9: This is one of my most favorite places to eat buffet style besides Boma's. :love: Mmmmm, Boma's.
I love that Boma's has so many choices of food that you won't see just anywhere, it sounds like it might be too exotic, but it's not. (I was worried it would be) It still has a lot of normal fare for the less adventurous eaters. But trust me when I say, you won't be disappointed. As far as the crowds....it's an almost garantee it will be fairly crowded. Sorry. :flower3: I would suggest getting Tour Guide Mike (whom I love using), he's spot on! Someone like TGM can help you navigate the parks on which days are least crowded, then you'll know exactly which days to plan where you should eat.


Ok like Dan said. His dad is big on buffets, so i foresee us eating at many buffets during that trip. Which doesnt really excite me cause I am not a big buffet eater. Makes me feel fat after I am done! So hopefully we can convince him of some good quick service meals. Dan is all excited to eat at the Germany buffet. He could eat sausage for every meal if I would let him.


Candi....I'm the same way about buffet's, at least outside of WDW. But there's just something about WDW buffet's (at least the one's I've eatin ate) that by far out does any buffet you've ever had before. Let's see...we've eatin at 1900 Park Fare-breakfast and dinner, Crystal Palace-breakfast, Boma's-dinner. I was impressed by them all, in fact our first day there, we had ressie's for 1900 PF and with everything I read I felt I was taking a real chance on wether we would like it or not. Let's just say we were so impressed with the quality of food and choices it ended up being the biggest surprise of our whole trip and we couldn't wait to try dinner there. :love: :cloud9:

dreamingofdisney07
12-17-2009, 09:26 PM
(not a buffet but you can't eat a buffet every day! :laughing:)

Tracy
I am glad to see someone else agrees with me. :thumbsup2


Candi - Great to see you here!! Can't wait to hear your side of everything too :teeth: I've already told Dan but will tell you (and not like you don't know).....your Parker is PRECIOUS!! I'm due in April and we are having a BOY!! :yay: I CAN'T WAIT!!!!


YEA! Congrats on the baby boy! April is a good month. ;) I look forward to providing MY side of the stories in this crazy adventure. It will be quite the vacation with the inlaws and us all together for two WHOLE weeks. LOL...just jking. It will be fun. Parker will have a blast and thats all the matters. If he wants to ride Dumbo over and over again he can.


Candi....I'm the same way about buffet's, at least outside of WDW. But there's just something about WDW buffet's (at least the one's I've eatin ate) that by far out does any buffet you've ever had before. Let's see...we've eatin at 1900 Park Fare-breakfast and dinner, Crystal Palace-breakfast, Boma's-dinner. I was impressed by them all, in fact our first day there, we had ressie's for 1900 PF and with everything I read I felt I was taking a real chance on wether we would like it or not. Let's just say we were so impressed with the quality of food and choices it ended up being the biggest surprise of our whole trip and we couldn't wait to try dinner there. :love: :cloud9:

I do like the buffets, but eating them for every single meal is a little much for this momma. :upsidedow

AlohaPolynesian
12-18-2009, 12:51 AM
Ohana is (well, was) my favorite restaurant at WDW! We tried Sanaa at the Kidani Village this trip and it was amazing!! It is only 1 TS and you sit right on the savannah and can see the animals during your meal. You should think about it!

All7OfUs
12-18-2009, 02:58 AM
What about Sunshine Seasons?? Although not a TS it does have "nicer" type food- some even cooked to order.

For a good TS, I'd go with The Plaza. Nothing over-the-top fancy, no princesses to wait around for, and in the middle of the action. Quick in EPCOT: Tutto or 9 Dragons AK: Yak and Yeti.

Those are just my ideas; I see you've got a lot of them already...

FauntleroyFAN07
12-18-2009, 08:47 AM
Good choices! One thing to note though, not all buffet meals translate into a fast in and out. Chef Mickeys took us about 2 1/2 - 3 hours from the time we left the gates of the Magic Kingdom until the we arrived back. It was about a 10 min travel time, 10 min wait for our photo, 30 min wait for a table, a good 90 min before all the characters made it to our table, 10 min nature break, 10-15 min wait for a monorail, 15 min ride back around the lagoon.

Ohana was also a 2-3 hour meal.

I was little surprised by how long each meal took, but I would do them again in a heartbeat.

WCC, Les Cellier and Mama Melrose were our fastest TS meals.

Can't wait to see how it all turns out.
well, both of those meals are going to be on days when we are not going in parks.

we will not leave a park to eat somewhere else, so that is where i meant that we would be looking more for fast buffet type meals inside the parks, my dad hates down time int eh parks.

they actually suggested les cellier so we might be eating there.


Okay I am posting before I am on page 77:lmao:

:welcome:

:laughing:

were not to 77 yet, maybe in a few weeks.:thumbsup2
:surfweb:

I'm not a buffet person myself, but I'm trying Boma for the first time because everyone says to...

If you can't hit Boma, Tusker House has a similar flavor profile in alot of their dishes as Boma does.

Other choices keeping Parker and the impatient one (;)) in mind:

Captains Grille at the Yacht Club-rarely busy
Teppan Edo
The Wave

Haven't eaten at Capts Grille or The Wave but have heard good things about both.
i asked them about boma last night and my dad said nope, no weird food.

i really want teppan edo, but it does not show up for the restraunts listed under the 2010 dinning plan.




I've only eaten at ESPN once. Loved it!!!
We LOVE Ohana (dinner)!!!
Only 2 of us in my family enjoy Biergarten. Me and my Daughter.

You've got some pretty good choices going, can't wait to see how it finally turns out. Decisions, decisions! :rotfl:
me too, im making up a big calander today so we can fill it in tomorrow.


Jordan sent me!!

Is he getting some sort of referral fee for this?? :rotfl: Seriously, though, I"m subbing so I can find this later... Off to feed the ravenous animals I call my children. Be back soon!
yep my continued friendship.

j/k:goodvibes


just a good dis bud helping out another dis bud.


oh and my wife loved the title to your TR inyour signature, she was cracking up and we read through the first chapter last night, it was great, i look forward to reading more of it.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-18-2009, 08:51 AM
I love that Liberty Tree Tavern is on your list, I really enjoyed my meal there last year. So very yummy. :thumbsup2

i could just eat plats of the mac and cheese there.

As for more suggestions...hmmm. I think you got most of the buffets covered. But for a quick ADR, what about The Plaza in MK? I hear that one can be pretty quick to eat at....??
I was going to suggest that, but had already listed too many places I haven't eaten yet...:)

I think we are too alike sometimes. I can give a full report in January after I have eaten there. I'll get my stop watch out. ;) :thumbsup2
I may have to change an ADR to try this place out as well.
huh, will look at the menu, but we are very big fans of cosmic rays and pecos bills in Mk for CS meals.


The Reuben there has my name all over it.
::yes::

if it has reuben i am there.

I really love Boma for Breakfast , I loved the Biergarten buffet , they had a roast carved pork that wasthe best pork ever had !!! My DGS LOVED Teppon Edo ,he was fascinated with the food being cooked at the table !! Jordan andI and som others are gonna eat at the Wave in Feb !!!
do you guys if teppon edu is on the plan for 2010, everything i have seen it is not.
:confused3

i think parke would get a kick of that as well all the cooking in front of him.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-18-2009, 09:01 AM
HEY! :wave: I'm here!!

VERY cool about the dining plan! I'm excited for you guys getting to have a date night at the Luau....bottomless drinks....sounds great to me right now :rolleyes:.

Places I would suggest.....

Boma!! If you guys want buffets I would highly suggest this one!


:welcome: glad you came over,
i am really pumped about the luau

another boma, even with all the suggestions for it i still dont think my dad will go for it all.



Also 1900 and Crystal Palace dinners are great (my opinion CP is better)

Dan you mentioned liking Rubens....The Wave!! That was one of the BEST ruben sandwiches I had ever had. My friend had a cheeseburger and she said it was awesome too!

Le Cellier - I think it is a wonderful lunch/dinner. My favorite in the '07 trip.

Hoop-Dee-Doo is a lot of fun too if everyone would want to go....not buffet but family style and ALL YOU CAN EAT or DRINK!! :thumbsup2

I'm sure I'll think of more :upsidedow

we almost ate at the wave last year, we might seriously try that this year.

we have a crystal palace for breakfast for the pooh characters.

my dad and mom did hte hoop dee doo revue a few years ago and did not care for it too much said it was fun but did not want to go back.

le cellier is high on my moms list



You've got some good choices here. I can't go without telling you about 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian. :banana: :cloud9: This is one of my most favorite places to eat buffet style besides Boma's. :love: Mmmmm, Boma's.
I love that Boma's has so many choices of food that you won't see just anywhere, it sounds like it might be too exotic, but it's not. (I was worried it would be) It still has a lot of normal fare for the less adventurous eaters. But trust me when I say, you won't be disappointed. As far as the crowds....it's an almost garantee it will be fairly crowded. Sorry. :flower3: I would suggest getting Tour Guide Mike (whom I love using), he's spot on! Someone like TGM can help you navigate the parks on which days are least crowded, then you'll know exactly which days to plan where you should eat.

my mom has park far on her list of stuff

well the only thing i would use the TGM for is the best days for the which park, so if anyone has one and can just look that up for me, it would save me from buying it.

:thumbsup2


I look forward to providing MY side of the stories in this crazy adventure. It will be quite the vacation with the inlaws and us all together for two WHOLE weeks. LOL...just jking.


hey i tell the truth, i do look forward to hearing my wifes side of the stories.

i have a tendency to kind of tune things out she picks up things i miss.
:guilty:

Ohana is (well, was) my favorite restaurant at WDW! We tried Sanaa at the Kidani Village this trip and it was amazing!! It is only 1 TS and you sit right on the savannah and can see the animals during your meal. You should think about it!
we lloooooveeee ohana,
never heard of sanaa, have to look at there menu.



What about Sunshine Seasons?? Although not a TS it does have "nicer" type food- some even cooked to order.

For a good TS, I'd go with The Plaza. Nothing over-the-top fancy, no princesses to wait around for, and in the middle of the action. Quick in EPCOT: Tutto or 9 Dragons AK: Yak and Yeti.

Those are just my ideas; I see you've got a lot of them already...
sunshine is a good CS place, that might be where we end up for lunch, or we also like some of the CS places around the countries, i might suggest to them that we just kinda get CS places as we travel around the world at epcot

Millie12591
12-18-2009, 01:20 PM
[QUOTE=FauntleroyFAN07;34696690
my mom has park far on her list of stuff
well the only thing i would use the TGM for is the best days for the which park, so if anyone has one and can just look that up for me, it would save me from buying it.
[/QUOTE]Oh goodie, you won't be disappointed. :thumbsup2

Wish I could help you out here....when you purchase the use of the TGM site your asked to be on the honor system and not share the information. Other wise I would have given you the information in a heartbeat.
I'm sure there are other sites out there that people can use just for that purpose, anyone know what's free out there for Dan concerning crowd levels in the parks????

princess_momma
12-18-2009, 01:22 PM
Hello!!! I made it over here!! I am so excited for your ptr and then tr!! Woohoo!! :woohoo: Man, if we ever got our boys together, I think women would just pass out because they couldn't handle the cuteness overload! Landon is also such a flirt!!

dreamingofdisney07
12-18-2009, 01:39 PM
So I see lots of you agree on Bomas. I've told Dan before and he knows I am not a fan of "different" food. Looking at their menu just now didn't change my mind any. I would have to agree with the father in law on this one and turn it down. Same with the Sanaa restaurant as well. African food just doesnt do it for me. I wouldnt want to eat there and be disappointed bc there wasnt anything I liked. Sorry hun, wifey is making a decision and we will have to pass on this area to eat. Already there has been some arguments between the hubby and the inlaws about the schedule of when we are doing things and where we are eating. I choose to stay as far away as possible during the whole "planning" phase as not to get myself in trouble and say things I shouldn't! :rolleyes1 I know Dan will do his best to make this a wonderful trip. Last year, when they took Dans sister and her family, they had to go back to the Magic Kingdom because her son didn't get to ride Dumbo or many of the kiddie rides the first time they were there bc they were to busy doing the adult things. I will make sure that that won't be the case this trip. If I have to stay back to make sure Parker gets to ride his rides and do the things we wants I will. It doesnt matter to me if I get to ride the adult rides or not. Just being there makes me happy. As my dad says...."It is what it is." Well, I could go on and on but I should end this for now. I tend to go alittle over board on the typing sometimes. Sorry to those my blabbing bores. Just dont hit your head on the computer if you fall asleep! LOL...:surfweb:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-18-2009, 02:41 PM
Oh goodie, you won't be disappointed. :thumbsup2

Wish I could help you out here....when you purchase the use of the TGM site your asked to be on the honor system and not share the information. Other wise I would have given you the information in a heartbeat.
I'm sure there are other sites out there that people can use just for that purpose, anyone know what's free out there for Dan concerning crowd levels in the parks????
i did not know that about hte TGM site.

yes any help from anyone that could help me with this would be great.


Hello!!! I made it over here!! I am so excited for your ptr and then tr!! Woohoo!! :woohoo: Man, if we ever got our boys together, I think women would just pass out because they couldn't handle the cuteness overload! Landon is also such a flirt!!
:welcome: glad to have you over here, they would be fainting as they walked by.
:lmao:

hope you have a great christmas with your little guy.

So I see lots of you agree on Bomas. I've told Dan before and he knows I am not a fan of "different" food. Looking at their menu just now didn't change my mind any. I would have to agree with the father in law on this one and turn it down. Same with the Sanaa restaurant as well. African food just doesnt do it for me. I wouldnt want to eat there and be disappointed bc there wasnt anything I liked. Sorry hun, wifey is making a decision and we will have to pass on this area to eat. Already there has been some arguments between the hubby and the inlaws about the schedule of when we are doing things and where we are eating. I choose to stay as far away as possible during the whole "planning" phase as not to get myself in trouble and say things I shouldn't! :rolleyes1 I know Dan will do his best to make this a wonderful trip. Last year, when they took Dans sister and her family, they had to go back to the Magic Kingdom because her son didn't get to ride Dumbo or many of the kiddie rides the first time they were there bc they were to busy doing the adult things. I will make sure that that won't be the case this trip. If I have to stay back to make sure Parker gets to ride his rides and do the things we wants I will. It doesnt matter to me if I get to ride the adult rides or not. Just being there makes me happy. As my dad says...."It is what it is." Well, I could go on and on but I should end this for now. I tend to go alittle over board on the typing sometimes. Sorry to those my blabbing bores. Just dont hit your head on the computer if you fall asleep! LOL...:surfweb:
yep i will take care of the parents hun, and believe me, parker will get to ride his rides, even if i dont get to ride the big rides i dont care, the little man comes first.

my sister had to feel so bad when her son was leaving MK that first night and crying saying mommy i didnt get to ride dumbo...

parker will be leaving saying, i cant believe i road everything i wanted.
:yay:

englishrose47
12-18-2009, 04:48 PM
First I would call Disney Dining on Teppan Edo !!The only restaurnts in a park not on DDP are the one in Epcot I think it begins with a B and sounds French:lmao:and Rain forsest Cafe in AK !! TE was on ddp in September !!As for Boma try the breakfast it is an awesome buffet !! I too am not into the "weird" foods !! Even though Winkers and Jordan have convinced me to try Kouzzinas !!!:rotfl2:I also like Tony's at MK !! The Lady&Tramp fountain is very cute !!

jordanyosh
12-18-2009, 05:27 PM
Every year near the end of the calendar year, WDW negotiates contracts with all their 3rd party restaurants. They can't list them on the dining plan until the contracts are signed. So expect Teppan Edo and other Epcot restaurants to start showing up in January. Although I have heard a rumor that TE will not be on the DDP this year.

Blueyed Girl
12-18-2009, 07:11 PM
I'm in!!!! ok, going back to read now. :rotfl:

Poolrat
12-18-2009, 07:14 PM
I think Jordan had mentioned Captains Grille. The family and I ate there in 08.
Very nice and pretty quiet. Menu was pretty varied and sevice was good. :thumbsup2

It is a short walk or boat ride from EPCOT so that could be a plus.

eandesmom
12-18-2009, 07:35 PM
i will totally admit i thought the squirts meant something else, especially with all your talk of chili. :lmao:

:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

and over here in squirtz-ville, it means something altogether unique and different. Things vary by region.

Oh dear! Here we go again....

:rotfl:


well we already have
ohana,
chef mickeys
crystal palace

probables

espn,
whispering canyone
germany
liberty tree tavern
50's prime time
trails end buffett, since are staying there


and we still need at least 3 or 4 more TS meals




Ok a couple of things, as others have said, just because it is a buffet I would NOT count on it being any faster than sit down service. At all. Our experience was actually longer at times depending on the location.

Biergarten is good, if you do want to see the show, which I recommend timing your reservation around, I'd factor the time in for that.

My DH loved the Turkey leg, that thing is HUGE!

Also, the Teppan Edo rumor was there last year too but it ended up on the plan so just check again in Jan. It was a huge hit with my family.

Trails End has been getting pretty mixed reviews, if you are going to go to WCC I'd skip it as the food is kind of similar. If you haven't seen HDDR it is a GREAT family event, and meal and absolutely worth the 2 credits. For me I'd take that over WCC.

For buffets, I'd check out the Cape May Dinner Buffet. Short walk from Epcot WS so not really losing any park time and it gets really good reviews.

PTC is good, very good.

The DDP rocks, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

punkin413
12-19-2009, 08:15 PM
i'm sure you've already gotten lots of suggestions as i'm late but i will still share mine.

MK - the only ADR i'd suggest here is crystal palace but you've already got that taken care of.

EPCOT - teppan edo if you like hibachi is always fun. we also ate at rose and crown once and we loved it. ray especially liked the beer flight there. le cellier is always popular. although for us it's not a must-do - we just don't think it's as good as everyone else does. :laughing:

DHS - sci-fi dine-in theater. parker would love this i think. the burgers and shakes are good. and 50's prime time is always fun. the food is so-so in my opinion but it's more about the experience. if you do the fantasmic dining package i'd go with mama melrose. i hear bad things about the food at hollywood & vine and it takes 2 credits to go to hollywood brown derby.

AK - tusker house, tusker house and tusker house! we had breakfast here last year and it was soooooo good! great characters and great food - what more do you want? but remember that the characters aren't there at lunch and dinner.

resort restaurants - kona is always a favorite for us. i've had both breakfast and dinner there and both are always very good. 1900 park fare was really fun, too. the characters (cinderella, prince charming, the evil stepmother and stepsisters) there are hysterical and i bet parker flirting with the stepsisters would be SO funny! boma was really good. they have some very unusual things but also just "normal" food too.

well, those are the ones i can think of right now. good luck! and how exciting to be adding the DDP! :goodvibes

VandyFan10
12-19-2009, 09:28 PM
DHS - sci-fi dine-in theater -
50's prime time is always fun.

I would agree with both of these too....Sci-fi has the more intriguing menu for me, but if you are a home cooking kind of person (pot roast, chicken pot pie, etc.) then I would definitely recommend it!

Native NYer
12-20-2009, 03:38 PM
I came over via link in Jordan's PTR. Now to go back and read :surfweb:

All7OfUs
12-21-2009, 02:40 AM
I hope the rumor about TE is wrong!! Just sayin'...:rolleyes1

FauntleroyFAN07
12-21-2009, 09:29 AM
going to catch up on some stuff and respond then have an update later today to say what we chose for the meals.


candi dear,

please dont spill the beans on our restraunts like you spilled the beans on us getting the dinning plan.

speaking of beans, i made an awesome new chili reciepe this weekend, going to win my chili cookoff with it this year.
:banana:
First I would call Disney Dining on Teppan Edo !!The only restaurnts in a park not on DDP are the one in Epcot I think it begins with a B and sounds French:lmao:and Rain forsest Cafe in AK !! TE was on ddp in September !!As for Boma try the breakfast it is an awesome buffet !! I too am not into the "weird" foods !! Even though Winkers and Jordan have convinced me to try Kouzzinas !!!:rotfl2:I also like Tony's at MK !! The Lady&Tramp fountain is very cute !!
those are some great suggestions, but did we end up with any of them.
:confused3:rolleyes1

Every year near the end of the calendar year, WDW negotiates contracts with all their 3rd party restaurants. They can't list them on the dining plan until the contracts are signed. So expect Teppan Edo and other Epcot restaurants to start showing up in January. Although I have heard a rumor that TE will not be on the DDP this year.
thanks jordan, we took this into consideration while doing the planning


I'm in!!!! ok, going back to read now. :rotfl:
:welcome: blue, glad to hvae you over.



I think Jordan had mentioned Captains Grille. The family and I ate there in 08.
Very nice and pretty quiet. Menu was pretty varied and sevice was good. :thumbsup2

It is a short walk or boat ride from EPCOT so that could be a plus.
candi and i looked at the captains grille for one of our meals without my parents, but did we pick it?

:goodvibes


Ok a couple of things, as others have said, just because it is a buffet I would NOT count on it being any faster than sit down service. At all. Our experience was actually longer at times depending on the location.

Biergarten is good, if you do want to see the show, which I recommend timing your reservation around, I'd factor the time in for that.

My DH loved the Turkey leg, that thing is HUGE!

Also, the Teppan Edo rumor was there last year too but it ended up on the plan so just check again in Jan. It was a huge hit with my family.

Trails End has been getting pretty mixed reviews, if you are going to go to WCC I'd skip it as the food is kind of similar. If you haven't seen HDDR it is a GREAT family event, and meal and absolutely worth the 2 credits. For me I'd take that over WCC.

For buffets, I'd check out the Cape May Dinner Buffet. Short walk from Epcot WS so not really losing any park time and it gets really good reviews.



The DDP rocks, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so far you seem to have picked alot of restraunts that made the final cut.

i am jazzed up about that turkey leg, cant wait to sink my teeth into it.

trailes end, or WCC which did we choose.


i'm sure you've already gotten lots of suggestions as i'm late but i will still share mine.

MK - the only ADR i'd suggest here is crystal palace but you've already got that taken care of.

EPCOT - teppan edo if you like hibachi is always fun. we also ate at rose and crown once and we loved it. ray especially liked the beer flight there. le cellier is always popular. although for us it's not a must-do - we just don't think it's as good as everyone else does. :laughing:

DHS - sci-fi dine-in theater. parker would love this i think. the burgers and shakes are good. and 50's prime time is always fun. the food is so-so in my opinion but it's more about the experience. if you do the fantasmic dining package i'd go with mama melrose. i hear bad things about the food at hollywood & vine and it takes 2 credits to go to hollywood brown derby.

AK - tusker house, tusker house and tusker house! we had breakfast here last year and it was soooooo good! great characters and great food - what more do you want? but remember that the characters aren't there at lunch and dinner.

resort restaurants - kona is always a favorite for us. i've had both breakfast and dinner there and both are always very good. 1900 park fare was really fun, too. the characters (cinderella, prince charming, the evil stepmother and stepsisters) there are hysterical and i bet parker flirting with the stepsisters would be SO funny! boma was really good. they have some very unusual things but also just "normal" food too.

well, those are the ones i can think of right now. good luck! and how exciting to be adding the DDP! :goodvibes
how do you do the fantasmic show with the dinning plan? we did pick a restraunt that was elligible for it, but how can we get the seating, i sit more credits for that?

the kona menu looked very good, first time i ever looked at it, never hear anyone talk about anything but there breakfast.

but there dinner looks really good.


I would agree with both of these too....Sci-fi has the more intriguing menu for me, but if you are a home cooking kind of person (pot roast, chicken pot pie, etc.) then I would definitely recommend it!
we ate at scifi on our honeymoon and were not that impressed with it.



I came over via link in Jordan's PTR. Now to go back and read :surfweb:
:welcome:

glad to have yo uon board, jordan is a stand up guy.


I hope the rumor about TE is wrong!! Just sayin'...:rolleyes1
they have good CS over there too...i still want to take the wife to the TE type restraunt we have here, looks like alot of fun, i ate at one before and loved it.

All7OfUs
12-21-2009, 09:45 AM
speaking of beans, i made an awesome new chili reciepe this weekend, going to win my chili cookoff with it this year.
:banana:


Chili cookoffs are a blast. Good luck!!!

GeminiAngel
12-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Whens the chili cookoff? Good luck!!
I came in second at a contest I entered two years back.
I will tell you my secret..... I used buffalo instead of ground beef.

Nobody could figure out how I made the meat taste that way. :rotfl:

mnmrmustard
12-21-2009, 10:33 AM
Hey Dan & Fam! Playing a bit of catch up here with both you and Jordan's PTRs ;) Looks like some great groundwork for the trip - I love those big family trips!!! :woohoo:

Good choices on food reses, hitting some places I'm still looking to sample myself. Speaking of food - when is the chili contest? Hope y'all are having a great holiday so far :santa:

eandesmom
12-21-2009, 12:53 PM
Whens the chili cookoff? Good luck!!
I came in second at a contest I entered two years back.
I will tell you my secret..... I used buffalo instead of ground beef.

Nobody could figure out how I made the meat taste that way. :rotfl:

Oh I LOVE buffalo chili! We've been on a turkey or chicken kick with the chili lately but I should do that soon, it's been awhile.

jordanyosh
12-21-2009, 12:57 PM
Oh I LOVE buffalo chili! We've been on a turkey or chicken kick with the chili lately but I should do that soon, it's been awhile.

Is buffalo gamey?

FauntleroyFAN07
12-21-2009, 01:08 PM
Chili cookoffs are a blast. Good luck!!!

Whens the chili cookoff? Good luck!!
I came in second at a contest I entered two years back.
I will tell you my secret..... I used buffalo instead of ground beef.

Nobody could figure out how I made the meat taste that way. :rotfl:

thanks guys, i meant next years chili cookoff.

i host one each fall, this coming year will be the forth one, i am just trying out some new combinations of chili for next years contest.


Hey Dan & Fam! Playing a bit of catch up here with both you and Jordan's PTRs ;) Looks like some great groundwork for the trip - I love those big family trips!!! :woohoo:

Good choices on food reses, hitting some places I'm still looking to sample myself. Speaking of food - when is the chili contest? Hope y'all are having a great holiday so far :santa:
hey mustard, :welcome: i believe t his is your first post here.

stay tuned to find out soon what we chose.

and look above about the chili contest.

Oh I LOVE buffalo chili! We've been on a turkey or chicken kick with the chili lately but I should do that soon, it's been awhile.
that does soud different and good,

chicken fajita chili is really good.

englishrose47
12-21-2009, 02:02 PM
I know venison chilli is good !! But never triedBufalo chilli!!!

FauntleroyFAN07
12-21-2009, 03:34 PM
Chapter 3. Dinning Plan War room.

Well, this weekend was alot of fun, it was the first weekend in a while that we did not really have anything planned, kinda a relaxing weekend before the hustle and bustle of the christmas season tihs week.

As i mentioned earlier, my parents sprung on us about a week ago that we were would be doing the dinning plan, this is a first for them. Normally while we camp there when in the parks all meals we would eat there or if we were in a water park eat there.

But if we did not have anything planned we would spend a decent amount of time going back to the trailer to make meals.

Well my dad decided that he wanted to try out the dinning plan and give my mom a break and just not worry about food at all.

So this saturday was our weekend planning weekend. I made up a rather small calander to do a little planning on.:rolleyes1

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09753.jpg

it was 2 feet by 3 feet big.

If you notice it has all the park hours for each day that we are there, when extra hours are the parade times night time shows etc.

Also ready at hand was the laptop to make our reservations, a drink, a sippy cup if i needed a refile (actually that was parkers)

My parents came over for lunch, we had some really good homemade beef barley soup and some great bread candi made in the bread machine. After our stomachs were full, it ws time for the planning...

Here is what we came up with for each day...with a little commentary about them.

We leave June 3rd...take our time traveling down, and arrive on June 6th.

June 5th, camp about an hour away

june 6th wake up early take trailer to FW, try and check in, (which means we ride the bus back to the loop we are in, and my dad picks out his site he likes, and we go back to hte front and he tells them which one)

Set up the trailer, and hang at the pool.

Dinner at Whispering canyone.
we really like there skillet there and will start with a nice buffet, keep count, this is number one of the trip.


June 7th monday.
epcot all day,
lunch CS somewhere.
dinner biergarten (buffet and dinner show)


June 8th tuesday
water park day
lunch CS at water park
dinner Ohana

we love ohana, and i am really pumped about them now having the new sides that they do.

June 9th wednesday
MK
lunch CS somewhere
dinner
liberty tree tavern.
there is conflicting reports that the characters are gone, which is okay we are going for the buffet here ( i think that is 4 buffet type meals in a row so far)

now this is the only night of the trip that does not have spectromagic, so we will have to do something about that, possibly hit MK again later on.

June 10th thursday,
Water park, or other activity.
CS, at a water park or resort somewhere.
dinner at chef mickeys.
thats 5 buffet meals in a row, are ever going to eat normal again and let our stomachs relax. by this time i expect everyone to have gained about 6 pounds of goodness around the mid section... ::yes::


june 11th friday
we have to hit MGM this day, reason being, they only have fantasmic scheduled for the 10th,(no park day for us) the 11th and the 17th(the day before we leave, my dad does not like to do park, likes to get things packed up some)

so MGM it is, and yes it will be refered to as MGM this entire TR
Lunch CS somewhere in park
dinner mama marosas

this was a the only one that we had some disagreaments on.

reasoning was my dad wanted sci fi drive in, but when candi and i ate there on our honeymoon we were not that impressed with it.

it was cool, but food was soo soo.
we wanted 50s prime time this time, and they were on the fence with it, we really liked the mama marosas when we were there for our 1 year, so that is was we ended with this time.

hey what do you now first none buffet TS meal so far, our stomachs can settle a little bit.

June 12 saturday,
DTD day, and hopefully Disney quest.

for lunch we will just have something DTD that we can find CS for on the dinning plan, did not see earl of sandwich on it online yet hopefully they put them on soon.

this is the night we split up.

Candi and i have early reservations at the luau. :drinking1
now if are stomachs have recovered from the food so far, we might eat,otherwise, we will just drink our dinner.

:laughing:
kidding, we will eat as well.

so grandma and grandpa are going to take parker to dinner,

the wave is there restraunt for this night, they said the menu looked really good.

after dinner they will more than likely take parker to the chip and dale sing along after dinner, and candi and i will need to walk off our dinner, so we will head back to DTD and do some more stuff at disney quest just us adults.

june 13th sunday

we take the day off and head to my grandparents about an hour and half away for the day.

lunch will be with them somewhere, and on the wa yhome we are going to stop at the carribean beach resort to have CS dinner there.

june 14th monday

we go to animal kingdom for the morning, this is our least favorit park so we will just be here most likely to just after lunch some time, and then head back to epcot.

dinner will be at coral reef

everyone is really excited about this, first time we will eat here, parker will love the fish

since we would have already spent a full day at epcot we will see how late we stay hopefully we can watch illuminations again.


june 15th tuesday
another off day, we will either do anothe rwater park, or sea racers and campground stuff.
lunch will be on the fly where we land.

dinner time,
so my parents can catch up on the TS meal they are missing when we go to the luau, they are going to hvae a nice meal out.

they were looking around at 2 TS places, and i suggested the california grill, i said it is something they have never done and looked like fun, and something they might not ever do again, so why not try it out.

my dad was excited for anice evening with his wife, so that is where they are going.

candi parker and i had the evening to ourselves tonight and a few options for meals.

the first thing that popped up was the wave no
then we looked at cap may nah, too much seafood for candi.
then i said how about ohana again, candi said sure why not

i was pumped.:thumbsup2

then i said well lets look at a few more menus.

i stumbled across kona, said i hear good things about breakfast there lets look at the dinner menu.

the first thing we see is the teriyaki beef stuff, and candi said ooohhhh yeah. lets eat there.

so it is kona for us three.

(later that night we even had to look at the menu again for her...she was drooling.)

june 16th wednesday
MK again, my dad already made reservations for crystal palace a week ago so we did not have to do anything else.

so it is CP for the character breakfast.

we have 2 CS for lunch and dinner because we are not using one the day we arrive so we have an extra.

between our first MK day and this one, we should hit everything we want, but if we have time in the evening and want to go somewhere else we can it all depends on if we see spectromagic any other time this trip, this will be the last time to do so.

June 17th thursday.

this is our last full day before we leave so it will be a take it easy day, we could do a water park, but most likely we will hit up DTD one more time, and relax around the FW pool

dinner is another new one, it is park fare, candi is really excited for the princess dinner.

she wants to ge tparker a prince charming outfit so we will see about that one.


here we are deep in thought planning stuff out, parker is all laughs.
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09754.jpg

So there you have it, of our 11 TS meals (one has a 2 TS credit)

we have 8 buffets

and 3 regular TS meals.

hopefully we have a tail wind on the way home otherwise the truck might not be able to pull home the extra weight around our mid sections.


hope you guys enjoyed it, and feel free to chim in and give comments.

Lifelong_Dreamer
12-21-2009, 03:43 PM
All your picks look great. I love how serious you all look in the picture. ADR's are serious business! :laughing:

MaryAz
12-21-2009, 03:44 PM
Yay for ADR decision making! Looks like some yummy choices.

manntra
12-21-2009, 05:46 PM
:laughing: I too was just thinking how serious everyone was while doing your ADR's but yes, it is serious business. Loved the size of your planning calendar! :lmao:
Biergarten=yum...good choice there!
I agree with you on Sci-Fi too....fun atmosphere but the food is eh...except for the BLT soup! :thumbsup2
Primetime is fun though and we liked the food.
Never been to Kona, Mama Melrose, Ohana :scared1: or Coral Reef
Chef Mickey's will be fun for Parker :)
Crystal Palace is good too....I really have a thing for scrambled eggs anywhere at Disney. It is something I never eat anywhere except on property...they probably have tons of butter! :laughing:

Tracy

jordanyosh
12-21-2009, 07:11 PM
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09754.jpg

Love the picture. Mostly of Parker having a good time.

That's a lot of eating!

You weren't kidding about the buffets!

Blueyed Girl
12-21-2009, 08:37 PM
:rotfl2: Love the picture!!! You guys were seriously down to business!!


All of your ADR's look great. One thing about Liberty Tree Tavern is that yes, they took the characters out of that one. They are temporarily putting them back while Crystal Palace is being refurbished but that ends February 13th I believe. You could double check and see if they decided to keep the characters after that. Maybe they will! :confused3 I think a lot of people were upset that they took them out in the first place. Also, LTT is an "all you can eat" but not a "buffet". They bring it to your table rather than you serving yourself. But when we ate there last February the service was very fast! So, if your dad is worried about time it still shouldn't be a problem. :thumbsup2

glennbo123
12-21-2009, 10:28 PM
Parker is always so happy!

We went to Kona Cafe on our date late this past summer and loved it. Here's a link (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34010292&postcount=358) to the installment in my TR with pictures of what we had. I think it's a good choice and you'll like it.

All7OfUs
12-21-2009, 10:53 PM
That was the funnest 15minutes I've had all day!! I love looking at other people's plans and seeing how they compare to what I'd do (or not)!!

I so love that your dad sprung this surprise on you, and that you get 11 (:thumbsup2) TS and CS credits!! That's amazing!!! I love all your choices, but esp. that you're doing buffets.- that way everyone can have something to enjoy.

HA!! When you said you can Candi would have to "walk off your dinners" I immediately thought that you might have to sleep off your dinners. :lmao: How super you guys will tag team with Parker, so you can each (set) get a night alone. Nice! :thumbsup2

I love your huge planner- it's almost identical to mine!! The hard part is reducing the essentials to pocket-sized to carry around.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-22-2009, 10:11 AM
All your picks look great. I love how serious you all look in the picture. ADR's are serious business! :laughing:
it was serious business, i had to be sneaky to get the meals we wanted, by tellingmy parents ahh i wouldnt eat there, i heard bad things about it or i have heard great reviews on that place.
:laughing:
Yay for ADR decision making! Looks like some yummy choices.

we are really excited for them. hope to have lots of pics as well.

:laughing: I too was just thinking how serious everyone was while doing your ADR's but yes, it is serious business. Loved the size of your planning calendar! :lmao:
Biergarten=yum...good choice there!
I agree with you on Sci-Fi too....fun atmosphere but the food is eh...except for the BLT soup! :thumbsup2
Primetime is fun though and we liked the food.
Never been to Kona, Mama Melrose, Ohana :scared1: or Coral Reef
Chef Mickey's will be fun for Parker :)
Crystal Palace is good too....I really have a thing for scrambled eggs anywhere at Disney. It is something I never eat anywhere except on property...they probably have tons of butter! :laughing:

Tracy
cant have a small calander now can we.
we absolutly love ohana, there is just something so good about it and a fun atmosphere.

this will be his first chef mickeys we had a reservation there last year, but canceled it.


Love the picture. Mostly of Parker having a good time.

That's a lot of eating!

You weren't kidding about the buffets!
the funny thing was no one told him to smile, he just looked u pand saw candi with the camera and we heard him say cheeeeessssseeee.

we all started laughing afterwards.

yep my dad likes those buffets.


:rotfl2: Love the picture!!! You guys were seriously down to business!!


All of your ADR's look great. One thing about Liberty Tree Tavern is that yes, they took the characters out of that one. They are temporarily putting them back while Crystal Palace is being refurbished but that ends February 13th I believe. You could double check and see if they decided to keep the characters after that. Maybe they will! :confused3 I think a lot of people were upset that they took them out in the first place. Also, LTT is an "all you can eat" but not a "buffet". They bring it to your table rather than you serving yourself. But when we ate there last February the service was very fast! So, if your dad is worried about time it still shouldn't be a problem. :thumbsup2
darn, i hope that they get feedback from peopleand they do tell them to keep em t here.
i know it was a bring it to us family style, but i consider those buffets if i dont have to stop and can ask for refills.
::yes::

Parker is always so happy!

We went to Kona Cafe on our date late this past summer and loved it. Here's a link (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34010292&postcount=358) to the installment in my TR with pictures of what we had. I think it's a good choice and you'll like it.
thanks for the link, that bread does look good, we are both eyeing the terriyaki beef, and the almond chicken.

might get those and split.


That was the funnest 15minutes I've had all day!! I love looking at other people's plans and seeing how they compare to what I'd do (or not)!!

I so love that your dad sprung this surprise on you, and that you get 11 (:thumbsup2) TS and CS credits!! That's amazing!!! I love all your choices, but esp. that you're doing buffets.- that way everyone can have something to enjoy.

HA!! When you said you can Candi would have to "walk off your dinners" I immediately thought that you might have to sleep off your dinners. :lmao: How super you guys will tag team with Parker, so you can each (set) get a night alone. Nice! :thumbsup2

I love your huge planner- it's almost identical to mine!! The hard part is reducing the essentials to pocket-sized to carry around.
thanks, it took us about 2 hours to complete it, and we always got the meals and the times we wanted within about 15 minutes of the time we entered in the computer.

actually it is 11 meals, but we have 12 credits we are just using a signature TS 1 night.

yep we might have to sleep off that dinner for sure.
:lmao:

just kidding we dont go that overboard, but then again if the punch is good, wifey might get a little tipsy.
;)

i am going to make daily cards so we can take those with us, they will have the CS locations and menus on the back for us.

eandesmom
12-22-2009, 10:28 AM
Great choices! Bummer about PTC but there is always next time. I agree with you on the food at Sci-Fi though it's fine for lunch.

I LOVED Kona. Not so much on the atmosphere side, though it's fine, but the food was amazing!

punkin413
12-22-2009, 10:49 AM
your meals look great! you guys will love 1900 dinner - parker will get to flirt with cindy and her stepsisters! that dinner was so much fun when we did it. also, kona is one of our favorites. i liked it better than ohana. :thumbsup2 i thought ohana was just too chaotic and the meat i had that day was overcooked and dry.

by the way, i'm sure you know this but just in case. whispering canyon is only all-you-can-eat if you order the canyon skillet. they also have individual entrees you can order. i just didn't want you guys to be disappointed that it wasn't all all-you-can-eat! :laughing:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Great choices! Bummer about PTC but there is always next time. I agree with you on the food at Sci-Fi though it's fine for lunch.

I LOVED Kona. Not so much on the atmosphere side, though it's fine, but the food was amazing!
brain fart, what is PTC, i should know if i wrote about it.:confused:

i am looking forward to that one alot.


your meals look great! you guys will love 1900 dinner - parker will get to flirt with cindy and her stepsisters! that dinner was so much fun when we did it. also, kona is one of our favorites. i liked it better than ohana. :thumbsup2 i thought ohana was just too chaotic and the meat i had that day was overcooked and dry.

by the way, i'm sure you know this but just in case. whispering canyon is only all-you-can-eat if you order the canyon skillet. they also have individual entrees you can order. i just didn't want you guys to be disappointed that it wasn't all all-you-can-eat! :laughing:
i wonder if he can make the stepsisters break out of character a little bit.

i knew that, me and my dad will prob get the skillet which is endless, and i know candi will prob order off the menu

also cant pass up the bottomless shakes there.

:yay:

glennbo123
12-22-2009, 02:30 PM
also cant pass up the bottomless shakes there.

:yay:

There are bottomless shakes at Whispering Canyon? I did not know that...now that's some good info.!

FauntleroyFAN07
12-22-2009, 02:37 PM
There are bottomless shakes at Whispering Canyon? I did not know that...now that's some good info.!
when we were there last they were, the flavors for that day were chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and orange.

you could switch flavors during the meal as well.

glennbo123
12-22-2009, 02:40 PM
when we were there last they were, the flavors for that day were chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and orange.

you could switch flavors during the meal as well.

That sounds great...and cool you can switch flavors. The only problem is that shakes fill me up fast, and I want to get the most outta that skillet. I'm sure they know that and are counting on it...."here have another shake, and why not another dinner roll?"

FauntleroyFAN07
12-22-2009, 02:44 PM
That sounds great...and cool you can switch flavors. The only problem is that shakes fill me up fast, and I want to get the most outta that skillet. I'm sure they know that and are counting on it...."here have another shake, and why not another dinner roll?"
its all about training my friend, skip the bread, take down 1 shake while you are waiting for meal, 1 more shake during meal.

and a third when meal is done. i have faith in you, watch man vs food on the travel channel to get inspired.

it will pump youup to eat eat eat.


i might have to record a few to DVD so i can watch them in disney or on the way down. to stretch my stomach.

:rotfl:

vamassey1
12-22-2009, 02:45 PM
We loved WCC! We ate there for the first time in June. It was our "funnest" meal of the trip. We had the skillets and didn't even put a dent in it.

glennbo123
12-22-2009, 06:02 PM
its all about training my friend, skip the bread, take down 1 shake while you are waiting for meal, 1 more shake during meal.

and a third when meal is done. i have faith in you, watch man vs food on the travel channel to get inspired.

it will pump youup to eat eat eat.


i might have to record a few to DVD so i can watch them in disney or on the way down. to stretch my stomach.

:rotfl:

:rotfl2: Yes, I've seen that show several times....good comparison. I could maybe do one shake before and one during, but I don't think I'd ever be able to do one after.

Millie12591
12-22-2009, 08:13 PM
All your picks look great. I love how serious you all look in the picture. ADR's are serious business! :laughing:

Dan, I like your "strategy" to get what you want with your parents, nothing like a little manipulation to set things right for a family vacation. :rotfl:
I like all your choices, it sounds like you will have a great time, I'm thinking the needed down time seperate for you and Candi will be a must. I know it's not polite to down the in-laws, but when your not use to the way they do things it can wear on you a bit, if you want mama happy, it's better to get her on her own for a bit. :) I'm sure she will thank you for it later. :lovestruc

jordanyosh
12-22-2009, 09:12 PM
its all about training my friend, skip the bread, take down 1 shake while you are waiting for meal, 1 more shake during meal.

and a third when meal is done. i have faith in you, watch man vs food on the travel channel to get inspired.

it will pump youup to eat eat eat.


i might have to record a few to DVD so i can watch them in disney or on the way down. to stretch my stomach.

:rotfl:
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::thumbsup2:thumbsup2

punkin413
12-22-2009, 10:10 PM
i have faith in you, watch man vs food on the travel channel to get inspired.

it will pump youup to eat eat eat.


i might have to record a few to DVD so i can watch them in disney or on the way down. to stretch my stomach.

:rotfl:

we watch that show all the time. i would hate to be that dude's gastroenterologist. :scared:

eandesmom
12-23-2009, 12:51 AM
brain fart, what is PTC, i should know if i wrote about it.:confused:

i am looking forward to that one alot.


i wonder if he can make the stepsisters break out of character a little bit.

i knew that, me and my dad will prob get the skillet which is endless, and i know candi will prob order off the menu

also cant pass up the bottomless shakes there.

:yay:

PTC = Prime Time Cafe

There are bottomless shakes at Whispering Canyon? I did not know that...now that's some good info.!

when we were there last they were, the flavors for that day were chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and orange.

you could switch flavors during the meal as well.

That sounds great...and cool you can switch flavors. The only problem is that shakes fill me up fast, and I want to get the most outta that skillet. I'm sure they know that and are counting on it...."here have another shake, and why not another dinner roll?"

its all about training my friend, skip the bread, take down 1 shake while you are waiting for meal, 1 more shake during meal.

and a third when meal is done. i have faith in you, watch man vs food on the travel channel to get inspired.

it will pump youup to eat eat eat.


i might have to record a few to DVD so i can watch them in disney or on the way down. to stretch my stomach.

:rotfl:

You guys are :rotfl2:

good to know on the shakes. I don't have WCC on my way too long list...UGH! I could add it but I have to admit, for an August trip, that kind of food just sounds so heavy to me in that heat! It's perfect to get to from the Fort though, if we were there I'd be all over it.

All7OfUs
12-23-2009, 03:26 AM
I can't even fathom a bottomless shake. I got one at Sci-Fi and couldn't even do the ONE!

Add that to a never-ending protein fest called "skillet"- then a whirl on the tea cups. OMG! Forget it, Charlie.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 08:16 AM
We loved WCC! We ate there for the first time in June. It was our "funnest" meal of the trip. We had the skillets and didn't even put a dent in it.
challange accepted, me and my dad will take it down with a little help from parker


:rotfl2: Yes, I've seen that show several times....good comparison. I could maybe do one shake before and one during, but I don't think I'd ever be able to do one after.
they arent that big really, i would say maybe six inches tall, like the size of one of those small canning jars.

actually i think they come in those small canning jars.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x319/daniksch/DSC05773.jpg

yep there is a pick from our 1 year trip.


Dan, I like your "strategy" to get what you want with your parents, nothing like a little manipulation to set things right for a family vacation. :rotfl:
I like all your choices, it sounds like you will have a great time, I'm thinking the needed down time seperate for you and Candi will be a must. I know it's not polite to down the in-laws, but when your not use to the way they do things it can wear on you a bit, if you want mama happy, it's better to get her on her own for a bit. :) I'm sure she will thank you for it later. :lovestruc
keep the wife happy ::yes::

sometimes you have to let them think they are in control even when you are running the show.
:thumbsup2
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::thumbsup2:thumbsup2
:teeth:
we watch that show all the time. i would hate to be that dude's gastroenterologist. :scared:
or the maid in the hotels that he is staying at.
:rolleyes1

PTC = Prime Time Cafe

You guys are :rotfl2:

good to know on the shakes. I don't have WCC on my way too long list...UGH! I could add it but I have to admit, for an August trip, that kind of food just sounds so heavy to me in that heat! It's perfect to get to from the Fort though, if we were there I'd be all over it.
oh yeah prime time, duhh me.:headache:

it is a very nice boat ride over to there and contemporary

I can't even fathom a bottomless shake. I got one at Sci-Fi and couldn't even do the ONE!

Add that to a never-ending protein fest called "skillet"- then a whirl on the tea cups. OMG! Forget it, Charlie.
whos charlie, the captain of this ship is dan


:rotfl:

glennbo123
12-23-2009, 08:20 AM
I can't even fathom a bottomless shake. I got one at Sci-Fi and couldn't even do the ONE!

Add that to a never-ending protein fest called "skillet"- then a whirl on the tea cups. OMG! Forget it, Charlie.

:rotfl2: Not even the Man vs. Food guy could handle the teacups after all of that! I mean, it's Man vs. Food, not the laws of nature!

All7OfUs
12-23-2009, 08:40 AM
I'd personally love to see an episode dedicated to Man vs. Food and Disney Someone who, for example does this stupid stunt (WCC then teacups) or even more outrageous- 'Ohana then M:S -- or how 'bout this: The Ditch then Primeval Whirl??

Now that I'd pay to see.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 08:44 AM
I'd personally love to see an episode dedicated to Man vs. Food and Disney Someone who, for example does this stupid stunt (WCC then teacups) or even more outrageous- 'Ohana then M:S -- or how 'bout this: The Ditch then Primeval Whirl??

Now that I'd pay to see.

that would be pretty good.

popcorn::

glennbo123
12-23-2009, 08:47 AM
that would be pretty good.

popcorn::

In Technicolor!

All7OfUs
12-23-2009, 08:48 AM
that would be pretty good.

popcorn::

Is this a challenge??

I got it!!!! A photo idea for Jordy!!!! going there now!

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 09:27 AM
Is this a challenge??

I got it!!!! A photo idea for Jordy!!!! going there now!
now lets see if jordan accepts the challange.

:laughing:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 09:40 AM
Chapter 4. Christmas cookies and a sweet surprise.

The Christmas season is apon us, and we want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS

whatever your plans are this holiday season, we hope everyone is safe and can just remember what the season is really about. Have a good time, enjoy family and friends, food, and relaxation.


Now down to business

Christmas cookie making last night.

this was the 4th kind that we have made so far it was our sugar cookies last night.

here are a few pictures of parker making his cookie cut outs.


http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09762.jpg

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09761.jpg

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09769.jpg

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09770.jpg

here are a few videos of him punching out the cookies

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/th_MOV09768.jpg (http://s824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/?action=view&current=MOV09768.flv)

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/th_MOV09773.jpg (http://s824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/?action=view&current=MOV09773.flv)



I also wanted to share my mickey heads that i "found"

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09774.jpg

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09775.jpg



My birthday was about a week and a half ago, and i got some really nice stuff both from my family and candi and parker,

but by far the best suprise gift i got was from parker, (with help from candi)


they made me a video of me and parker.

i had to split it up into 3 parts because it is a little long for 1 upload.

and my arm got kinda tired holding it up to the screen to video, so i apologize in advance for any shakyness

but i hope you guys enjoy it, it meant a bunch to me and i wanted to share it. the song really goes well with it.
you might need to let it buffer a little bit first so it does not pause on you




http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/th_MOV09780.jpg (http://s824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/?action=view&current=MOV09780.flv)


part 2
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/th_MOV09781.jpg (http://s824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/?action=view&current=MOV09781.flv)

part 3

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/th_MOV09782.jpg (http://s824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/?action=view&current=MOV09782.flv)


I will be on between now and christmas, but i wont do any more updates, so once again Merry Christmas to everyone and have a great and safe holiday.

from the fauntleroy crew

jordanyosh
12-23-2009, 10:17 AM
I'd personally love to see an episode dedicated to Man vs. Food and Disney Someone who, for example does this stupid stunt (WCC then teacups) or even more outrageous- 'Ohana then M:S -- or how 'bout this: The Ditch then Primeval Whirl??

Now that I'd pay to see.

that would be pretty good.

popcorn::

In Technicolor!

Is this a challenge??

I got it!!!! A photo idea for Jordy!!!! going there now!

they don't call it Primeval Hurl for nothing;)

hmmm...I'll have to think about that one

jordanyosh
12-23-2009, 10:22 AM
Okay, I got through the first 30 seconds of the Daddy video and I had to stop because I got dust in my eye...:rolleyes1 Great song--Lonestar I think. Billy Dean does a version as well that I think was more popular. This version fits better.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 10:50 AM
they don't call it Primeval Hurl for nothing;)

hmmm...I'll have to think about that one

true true...i dont like that ride on a soft stomach let alone a full one.

Okay, I got through the first 30 seconds of the Daddy video and I had to stop because I got dust in my eye...:rolleyes1 Great song--Lonestar I think. Billy Dean does a version as well that I think was more popular. This version fits better.

myabe once you get that dust out, you can continue on and watch the rest.

;)

Millie12591
12-23-2009, 11:58 AM
I'd personally love to see an episode dedicated to Man vs. Food and Disney Someone who, for example does this stupid stunt (WCC then teacups) or even more outrageous- 'Ohana then M:S -- or how 'bout this: The Ditch then Primeval Whirl??

Now that I'd pay to see.

Yea! What she said! :thumbsup2 My DH is watching Man vs. Food as I type.

Blueyed Girl
12-23-2009, 12:02 PM
Too cute and sweet!!! I made DH a DVD like this for his b-day last year. He sort of got dust in his eye too. :thumbsup2 Love the cookie making too. :santa:



HOLY CARP, LOOK AT ALL THOSE MICKEY HEADS!!!!!!!! :scared1:

I have a stack of my own but not nearly that many!
:rotfl2:

I'm going to start my countdown calendar at 30 days. Not TOO much longer! :woohoo:

jordanyosh
12-23-2009, 12:05 PM
Too cute and sweet!!! I made DH a DVD like this for his b-day last year. He sort of got dust in his eye too. :thumbsup2 Love the cookie making too. :santa:



HOLY CARP, LOOK AT ALL THOSE MICKEY HEADS!!!!!!!! :scared1:

I have a stack of my own but not nearly that many!
:rotfl2:

I'm going to start my countdown calendar at 30 days. Not TOO much longer! :woohoo:

between millie and dan..i think they have enough Mickey Head for us all for the next decade...

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Too cute and sweet!!! I made DH a DVD like this for his b-day last year. He sort of got dust in his eye too. :thumbsup2 Love the cookie making too. :santa:

HOLY CARP, LOOK AT ALL THOSE MICKEY HEADS!!!!!!!! :scared1:

I have a stack of my own but not nearly that many!
:rotfl2:

I'm going to start my countdown calendar at 30 days. Not TOO much longer! :woohoo:

thanks, i love watching it with parker, he will sit on my lab and just stare at every picture. and each one he yells dadaaaa.

it is great.


ours will prob be 30 days as well, but then the wifey can have some for scrap booking, and for future trips...


between millie and dan..i think they have enough Mickey Head for us all for the next decade...
well someone said they were being discontinued?
:rolleyes1


not sure where that got started, but i was looking out for the team and going to offer them up to people if they needed some.

Blueyed Girl
12-23-2009, 01:00 PM
between millie and dan..i think they have enough Mickey Head for us all for the next decade...

Hmmmm....:rolleyes1

thanks, i love watching it with parker, he will sit on my lab and just stare at every picture. and each one he yells dadaaaa.

it is great.


ours will prob be 30 days as well, but then the wifey can have some for scrap booking, and for future trips...



well someone said they were being discontinued?:rolleyes1


not sure where that got started, but i was looking out for the team and going to offer them up to people if they needed some.

:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: That's what i was going to say!

jordanyosh
12-23-2009, 01:00 PM
well someone said they were being discontinued?
:rolleyes1


not sure where that got started, but i was looking out for the team and going to offer them up to people if they needed some.

:rolleyes1:rolleyes1

Blueyed Girl
12-23-2009, 01:01 PM
:rolleyes1:rolleyes1

:lmao:

jordanyosh
12-23-2009, 01:10 PM
:lmao:

:flower3:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 01:24 PM
Hmmmm....:rolleyes1



:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: That's what i was going to say!
:)
:rolleyes1:rolleyes1

:lmao:

:flower3:
its so nice when people can converse just by smilies.
:rotfl:

jordanyosh
12-23-2009, 01:25 PM
:)





its so nice when people can converse just by smilies.
:rotfl:

:squirrel:

AlohaPolynesian
12-23-2009, 01:39 PM
What a sweet video! That is a great present. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun making the cookies. How do they taste? Mine always look good but taste terrible, LOL! Have a great holiday!

Trentmom
12-23-2009, 01:46 PM
Holding out on us, or should I Say Me?


Hmmmmmmm :snooty:


Luckily being "Sharky", I found you :lmao:


Now back to read...popcorn::

FauntleroyFAN07
12-23-2009, 01:58 PM
:squirrel:
:laughing:
What a sweet video! That is a great present. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun making the cookies. How do they taste? Mine always look good but taste terrible, LOL! Have a great holiday!
they are good especially when yo uadd in her homemade butter cream frosting she makes to spread on them.

Holding out on us, or should I Say Me?


Hmmmmmmm :snooty:


Luckily being "Sharky", I found you :lmao:


Now back to read...popcorn::
Sharky!!!!! :welcome:

sorry i totally forgot you had a report on the community thread, sorry, i will have to find that and let the other ladies know i started one.

thank you for finding me though.

eliz991
12-23-2009, 02:11 PM
Okay, I got through the first 30 seconds of the Daddy video and I had to stop because I got dust in my eye...:rolleyes1 Great song--Lonestar I think. Billy Dean does a version as well that I think was more popular. This version fits better.

Me too Jordan...I think maybe it is something in the air....

belle8306
12-23-2009, 06:01 PM
Hey Dan!:goodvibes I didn't know you had started your TR! Great title! I am so excited to see you starting one. Since we are going at the same time I know our trip is getting closer! :cheer2: I am going to have to go back and read to catch up.

GreatBiscuit
12-23-2009, 06:24 PM
its so nice when people can converse just by smilies.
:rotfl::thumbsup2


Great cookie upate! I can't see the videos from here...stinking firewall...but I'll check it out at home.

eandesmom
12-23-2009, 06:27 PM
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cookie making, good, very good.

Flour covered little boys, even better.

:santa:

belle8306
12-23-2009, 06:31 PM
I'm all caught up! We are eating at a lot of the same places. I haven't looked at our calendar to see if they are on the same days. Your planning picture reminded me of my SIL Jen and I. We will be doing some of that this weekend. Cute pictures of Parker making cookies! What a great video! That is so sweet! Did you have fun in Chicago? Have a safe and happy holiday!:santa:

englishrose47
12-23-2009, 06:45 PM
Cookie making looked fun !!! The girls mde cookies thi week and called upand askd if it was okay if they had used 10x sugar intead of FLOUR!!:rotfl2:

I went to Home Depot to ind some of those Lime Green Mickey Heads before they became an endangered species as I heard somone had put about a rumor :rolleyes1:rolleyes1

Can'tbelieve tomorrow is Christmas Eve !!:cloud9:

Trentmom
12-23-2009, 07:22 PM
I am all caught up

That is great your dad is springing for the dining plan

Looks like a ton of good eats

Love pics of cookie making

Video was awesome :lovestruc

Poolrat
12-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Just read about the diver on punkin's report.

So sad they have discontinued the menu and diver. I guess it was another one of those budget cuts.


Maybe if enough people inquire about it they will start it up again. Even if it was for a small fee, I think people would still do it.

Merry Christmas and a safe holiday for everyone.

All7OfUs
12-24-2009, 12:34 AM
Me too Jordan...I think maybe it is something in the air....

You DO know where these kind of comments can lead, don't you?

Millie12591
12-25-2009, 01:54 AM
Merry Christmas Everyone!!! :santa: :love:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-28-2009, 08:36 AM
Hey guys, hope everyone had a great christmas, if you tried to reply or could not find my report this weekend, it was accidentally moved to the completed board for a few days.

but we are back in the right section now.




Hey Dan!:goodvibes I didn't know you had started your TR! Great title! I am so excited to see you starting one. Since we are going at the same time I know our trip is getting closer! :cheer2: I am going to have to go back and read to catch up.
:welcome:

glad you found me.

our trips are coming up very fast.

:banana:
:thumbsup2


Great cookie upate! I can't see the videos from here...stinking firewall...but I'll check it out at home.
hope you wer able to check it out at home.



Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cookie making, good, very good.

Flour covered little boys, even better.

:santa:

he did look very cute all covered in flour in his big sweats.

I'm all caught up! We are eating at a lot of the same places. I haven't looked at our calendar to see if they are on the same days. Your planning picture reminded me of my SIL Jen and I. We will be doing some of that this weekend. Cute pictures of Parker making cookies! What a great video! That is so sweet! Did you have fun in Chicago? Have a safe and happy holiday!:santa:
did you post your meals on your TR yet, i dont remember if i saw them on there.

we had a agreat time in chicago it was fun to just slow down and relax up there.



Cookie making looked fun !!! The girls mde cookies thi week and called upand askd if it was okay if they had used 10x sugar intead of FLOUR!!:rotfl2:

I went to Home Depot to ind some of those Lime Green Mickey Heads before they became an endangered species as I heard somone had put about a rumor :rolleyes1:rolleyes1

Can'tbelieve tomorrow is Christmas Eve !!:cloud9:
mmmm extra sugar in cookies.
:lmao:

hope you got a good amount of mickey heads.


I am all caught up

That is great your dad is springing for the dining plan

Looks like a ton of good eats

Love pics of cookie making

Video was awesome :lovestruc

it really suprised us that he did that as well, but glad they did, will save alot of time thinking we have to go back to the camper for meals, now we can just eat where we are some meals and enjoy it.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-28-2009, 08:37 AM
Just read about the diver on punkin's report.

So sad they have discontinued the menu and diver. I guess it was another one of those budget cuts.


Maybe if enough people inquire about it they will start it up again. Even if it was for a small fee, I think people would still do it.

Merry Christmas and a safe holiday for everyone.
hope so, it would be nice for it to come back.


Merry Christmas Everyone!!! :santa: :love:
hope you had a merry christmas as well.

englishrose47
12-28-2009, 08:38 AM
Morning Dan !!!!

GeminiAngel
12-28-2009, 08:45 AM
Hope you, Candi and Parker had a great Christmas!

That video... I started crying about 2 seconds in!
So sweet.

All7OfUs
12-28-2009, 08:46 AM
I definitely WAS wondering where you'd gone. Glad to know i'm not totally crazy!

FauntleroyFAN07
12-28-2009, 09:22 AM
Morning Dan !!!!
morning
:3dglasses
Hope you, Candi and Parker had a great Christmas!

That video... I started crying about 2 seconds in!
So sweet.
we had a great time.

candi still cries when she watches it.



I definitely WAS wondering where you'd gone. Glad to know i'm not totally crazy!
i thought i was bonkers as well, i tried finding it last night by going to the PreTR section instead of my subbed ones, and it was no where to be seen,


i thought i got in trouble for soemthing and it banned me out.
:confused3

Cinderella16
12-28-2009, 09:23 AM
I am IN! I've read your other reports and love them!! I can't believe how big Parker has gotten! He is adorable, love the Christmas cookies pictures!
Looking forward to more plans!!

eliz991
12-28-2009, 11:46 AM
You DO know where these kind of comments can lead, don't you?

Um....actually....no, I think you lost me on that one.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-28-2009, 11:48 AM
I am IN! I've read your other reports and love them!! I can't believe how big Parker has gotten! He is adorable, love the Christmas cookies pictures!
Looking forward to more plans!!
:welcome: glad you found us again for this go around.

he is a cutie, we will keep him.
:goodvibes

All7OfUs
12-28-2009, 11:51 AM
Um....actually....no, I think you lost me on that one.

Sorry!! Just me reverting to my 7 year old humor again. Carry on...

pipersmom
12-28-2009, 03:54 PM
Okay, Parker looked too cute making those sugar cookies! And since I'm on my mom's broadband I decided to watch the videos..I think it took about 30 secs before my eyes started tearing up. That was so sweet, Dan. You have such a great family. :lovestruc

FauntleroyFAN07
12-28-2009, 03:59 PM
Okay, Parker looked too cute making those sugar cookies! And since I'm on my mom's broadband I decided to watch the videos..I think it took about 30 secs before my eyes started tearing up. That was so sweet, Dan. You have such a great family. :lovestruc
thanks, i love the video and watch it weekly.

really makes you want another one, but we are waiting a little bit for that.

VandyFan10
12-28-2009, 11:09 PM
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09769.jpg

He is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!!!

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/daniksch09/disney%20pre%20tr/DSC09775.jpg

Holy cow!!! :rotfl:

well someone said they were being discontinued?
:rolleyes1

:rolleyes1:rolleyes1


Jordan ~~~~>http://bestsmileys.com/lol/15.gif

Okay, I got through the first 30 seconds of the Daddy video and I had to stop because I got dust in my eye...:rolleyes1

Jordan, try being pregnant and watching it :laughing:......the flood gates were open http://bestsmileys.com/crying/4.gif, but of course a good cry :upsidedow I think it washed the dust out of my eye :rotfl:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-29-2009, 09:11 AM
He is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!!!

Jordan ~~~~>http://bestsmileys.com/lol/15.gif



Jordan, try being pregnant and watching it :laughing:......the flood gates were open http://bestsmileys.com/crying/4.gif, but of course a good cry :upsidedow I think it washed the dust out of my eye :rotfl:
thank i love that picture of him in his sweats with flour all over him, somehow it was even on his back.:confused3

the video should come with a warning that says you dont need eye drops anymore, just watch video and it will wash out anything that is stuck in your eye.

:thumbsup2


and jordan trying to be pregnant might not get that much attention there was already that other dude who had a baby

:laughing:

eliz991
12-29-2009, 11:12 AM
Sorry!! Just me reverting to my 7 year old humor again. Carry on...

Oh! I get it now...sorry, I am a little slow on Mondays! :rotfl2:

FauntleroyFAN07
12-29-2009, 01:12 PM
Oh! I get it now...sorry, I am a little slow on Mondays! :rotfl2:
every day can be a slow day for me.
:goodvibes

FauntleroyFAN07
12-29-2009, 01:58 PM
Chapter 5. What to expect from Fort Wilderness.


This i think is a question alot of you may have. Weither you have camped or not, i bet there are very few of you reading who has stayed at FW.

One thing I am sure is that everyone has something that when it happens at Disney or when they think of it they say, yep "thats Disney to me." For some it is going under the sign for the first time. Or maybe it is that first ride on the monorail, or the smell of the monorail.

Walking down main street, or getting your favorite snack.

Well for me it is FW. i guess it is because we always i mean always stayed there growing up. We are a huge camping family. Growing up my parents took us everywhere camping see this country. I have been in 42 states growing up and Canada Camping a few times around some of the great lakes.

:Note: all of these pictures are hijacked from photobucket, my parents have allmost all of my pics from FW and they are in FL now so i dont hav access to them.



So it only came natural that when we would go to Disney world, we would stay in the camp ground.

Now where some people might feel this is a chore, or a hassel bringing your "hotel" with you, for us it is great.

If you think about it. The campground is much cheaper, during non peak time, you can get a great spot for about 50 bucks a night, still about 30 or so dollars cheaper a night than the value resorts. That adds to a good deal of money over a weeks trip, thus recycling that money back into staying at the campground longer for cheaper than other hotels and still getting all the benefits of the on property stay.


As long as I can remember all of trips to FW have been right around 2 weeks. It makes for a great vacation, you dont feel like you have to go in the parks each day, to get your moneys worth for going to disney.

You can take off days, or extra days in water parks and enjoy your trip more.


They just redid the pool area here (there are 2 pools)
Here is a view from on top of the new slide looking at the snack bar and the kiddy play area.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m133/ynottony99/FW%20Pool%20July%2009/FWVacJuly09029.jpg

Here is a night shot of the pool area, and the new slide t hat was just installed.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m133/ynottony99/FWVacJuly09325.jpg

There is an internal bus system that picks you up from almost every loop in the campground and takes you either to the front entrance, where you catch most busses to the parks, or to the back area of the campground and that is where the crocketts tavern, and hoop dee doo revue is located as well as a short walk to the boat launch.


It has its own boat launch to the MK and also has a seperate one that goes between FW Contemporary and FWL.


Every night there is a sing along that features a CM up in a chuck wagon singing to all the people seated around and chip and dale come out and join in the fun and see every kid.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii57/mommypmo/Disney2008/IMG_0391.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii57/mommypmo/Disney2008/IMG_0387.jpg
these were also "borowwed pictures"

they have fire pits in front for you to cook smores and hot dogs on.

after the sing along, there is a short disney cartoon, and then everynight they show a full length disney movie for you to watch.


By the hoop dee doo revue area, there is a petting zoo called tri circle D.

There are many animals there, but they also house the cinderella horses here. and you can go and pet them and see them.
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee23/allison1968/Disney%20World%202008/DSCF0001-2.jpg

I will have many more pictures when we get back of our own experience there, but i just wanted to share with youguys what disney is to me and a little about where we are staying.



For christmas Candi got me the hidden magic of WDW book.
it has some pretty interesting stuff in it, some stuff that i already knew just from my general knowledge and some stuff i learned on the DIS.

I am going to end each chapter and probably have a daily DID you KNOW fact about Disney world.


Todays DID YOU KNOW.

todays are a little easy so you will get a few.

If you go inside tonys town square, and walk to the back of the restraunt you will find lady and the tramp enjoying a quite meal outside the back window.


this one i found pretty neat.
as you walk down main street, look at the streetlamps, they are gas lamps when you start out on main street, but at the end they turn into electric lamps to signal moving through time.

One more for Main street.
the window of frank wells is the highest on main street for his love of mountaineering. window is called Seven Summits Expeditions.


This book is pretty neat and i think a must have for a disney enthusiest.

Blueyed Girl
12-29-2009, 03:17 PM
We've only been to FW 2 times and both were to see hoop dee doo. The first time it was pouring down rain. The 2nd time we were there early and it was a nice evening. I didn't see any animals. Maybe they were put up because it was February? :confused3 We are doing hoop dee doo again.....see a pattern here? I will most definitely look for the petting zoo for DS before the dinner show.

I like that book! I will have to look for one for myself. :thumbsup2

belle8306
12-29-2009, 03:37 PM
Wow! Your review of FW was great! I think it sounds like a fantastic experience. I was listening to a DIS review on the podcast (maybe from the spring?) and they loved FW. They especially liked the Trails End Buffet. Great idea to end your TR with Disney facts!:thumbsup2

Trentmom
12-29-2009, 03:48 PM
Great review of FW

we stayed there last year as you know and loved it

very good value and so much to do there

That book sounds really cool :goodvibes

vamassey1
12-29-2009, 03:53 PM
I love the trivia! We're eating at Tony's, we'll have to look for Lady and the Tramp.

pipersmom
12-29-2009, 04:07 PM
Great review of FW, Dan. We love to go camping also. I'll be excited to see your pics when you get back! Sounds like a very neat book, I'll have to make a list of the tips you post, Piper would groove on the street lamps changing!

MaryAz
12-29-2009, 05:18 PM
Ah such a sweet video. Thanks for sharing all the info on FW.

glennbo123
12-29-2009, 05:31 PM
Thanks....I didn't know too much about FW.

Tri-circle D -- I get it!

GeminiAngel
12-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Wow. I haven't seen too many pictures of FW. What a great place to stay, such a different experience. I'm gonna check out & price a cabin for my 2011trip, just for the heck of it. At the very least, on one of our free days we will visit.

Love the Hidden facts, keep those comming! :banana:

englishrose47
12-29-2009, 10:55 PM
Awesome review of the Campground !!:thumbsup2

I need to get tht Trivia Book !! I have been to Tony's and never knew that !!!:confused3

All7OfUs
12-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Great update about my beloved Fort!! It's truly a great place to stay!!

In April they had very few animals left, but the horses were great to hang out with. I was so that it was only a dim shadow of its former self.

I have that book too, and it's pretty good!! I"ve gone through it and highlighted all the hidden gems I want to scope out in Sept. There's def. quite a few she points out.

eandesmom
12-29-2009, 11:48 PM
YAY for the Fort!

We had a WONDERFUL trip there last year, staying in the cabins. Were we closer we'd camp in a heartbeat (tent camp, the real deal) but it's just not practical to pull off from Seattle!

They were building the slide while we were there, the kids are dying to go back and try it. Though they didn't seem to mind the fact that we got to use the pool at WL as an alternative during constructions.

I can't wait to see a TR with the new pool!

Honestly, if the younger 2 could pick they'd probably choose the Fort over where we will be this summer...or their true dream, a Treehouse Villa.

GreatBiscuit
12-30-2009, 12:00 AM
Great update! I'm going to have to look for that book. Keep the trivia coming!

All7OfUs
12-30-2009, 12:00 AM
I"m just following GB around this morning...

eandesmom
12-30-2009, 12:02 AM
I"m just following GB around this morning...

there are worse things...

All7OfUs
12-30-2009, 12:06 AM
Yeah, following GB around after the Cantina or Caseys.

FauntleroyFAN07
12-30-2009, 08:41 AM
first thanks for all the comments on the trivia, now a little disclaimer, i am just saying what it says in the book, i have not checked these things out personally, taking the ladies word for it. i have no reason to doubt her, but things could change with teh information i am giving you and disney could change some of the stuff at any time.

now back to the regulary program.


We've only been to FW 2 times and both were to see hoop dee doo. The first time it was pouring down rain. The 2nd time we were there early and it was a nice evening. I didn't see any animals. Maybe they were put up because it was February? :confused3 We are doing hoop dee doo again.....see a pattern here? I will most definitely look for the petting zoo for DS before the dinner show.

I like that book! I will have to look for one for myself. :thumbsup2
last trip we had we were there late so did not see any animals, but they havealways been there in the past. i am sure the horses are still there though.


Wow! Your review of FW was great! I think it sounds like a fantastic experience. I was listening to a DIS review on the podcast (maybe from the spring?) and they loved FW. They especially liked the Trails End Buffet. Great idea to end your TR with Disney facts!:thumbsup2
it is a good buffet and the cheapest on property.

good cookin therepopcorn::

Great review of FW

we stayed there last year as you know and loved it

very good value and so much to do there

That book sounds really cool :goodvibes

yep i knew you guys loved it, a whole new way to experience disney



I love the trivia! We're eating at Tony's, we'll have to look for Lady and the Tramp.
also there is suppose to be a paw print on the stairs leading into the restaurant, i think to the left hand side, and when we were there last trip, we asked our server for lady and the tramps signature, and he got them for us.




Great review of FW, Dan. We love to go camping also. I'll be excited to see your pics when you get back! Sounds like a very neat book, I'll have to make a list of the tips you post, Piper would groove on the street lamps changing!
hope she gets a kick out of the lamps, will have more facts for you coming up as well.




Ah such a sweet video. Thanks for sharing all the info on FW.
your welcome, hope you enjoyed it.


Thanks....I didn't know too much about FW.

Tri-circle D -- I get it!
i never really got it till a few years ago.:rolleyes1


most peopledont realize all the good things and hidden things about FW, there are many more i will share in the TR, maybe it will sway you to stay there sometime.



Wow. I haven't seen too many pictures of FW. What a great place to stay, such a different experience. I'm gonna check out & price a cabin for my 2011trip, just for the heck of it. At the very least, on one of our free days we will visit.

Love the Hidden facts, keep those comming! :banana:
i think during the low season the prices start about 250, but the nice thing is you can get up to 6 people in there for that price...where other resorts make you get another room, or suite which are that price or more.


Awesome review of the Campground !!:thumbsup2

I need to get tht Trivia Book !! I have been to Tony's and never knew that !!!:confused3
look above for some other tonys stuff i posted.



Great update about my beloved Fort!! It's truly a great place to stay!!

In April they had very few animals left, but the horses were great to hang out with. I was so that it was only a dim shadow of its former self.

I have that book too, and it's pretty good!! I"ve gone through it and highlighted all the hidden gems I want to scope out in Sept. There's def. quite a few she points out.
hope they have more animals in june when we go.

i highlighted stuff i did not know as well...i am all the way up to world showcase in epcot now, there is some real neat stuff there.


YAY for the Fort!

We had a WONDERFUL trip there last year, staying in the cabins. Were we closer we'd camp in a heartbeat (tent camp, the real deal) but it's just not practical to pull off from Seattle!

They were building the slide while we were there, the kids are dying to go back and try it. Though they didn't seem to mind the fact that we got to use the pool at WL as an alternative during constructions.

I can't wait to see a TR with the new pool!

Honestly, if the younger 2 could pick they'd probably choose the Fort over where we will be this summer...or their true dream, a Treehouse Villa.
glad you liked the cabins, too bad they dont redue the cabin pool, it is kinda boring now that they redid the main pool

i would love to stay in one of those treehouses, but prob never will.


Great update! I'm going to have to look for that book. Keep the trivia coming!
i like it so far, disney books with info i did not know are my friend.
:thumbsup2
I"m just following GB around this morning...

there are worse things...

Yeah, following GB around after the Cantina or Caseys.
yeah instead of great biscuit,

you could call him "air biscuit" after those places.
:lmao:




i think since there are so many facts i want to share with you guys, on the longer replys i will also share some interesting facts with everyone.

today we go back and start with the main street windows.

the only window that can be seen from outside the park is on the front of the train station above the MK sign.

it is to honor walts love of trains.

reads: Walt Disney World Railroad Office, keeping Dreams on Track, Walter E. Disney, Chief Engineer.


the only land not raised in MK is toontown, since it was the last to be built and opened after the regular park opened.


Moving to the castle.

the three circle design on the fencing around the entry to the castle casts a mickey silhouette at the right time of day.

however the central rose in that design had to be added, because children were sticking there heads through the original design and getting stuck.

on the winnie the pooh ride, if you turn around and look behind you when you enter owls house, you will see mr toad handing the deed of his house to owl.

eliz991
12-30-2009, 12:13 PM
Chapter 5. What to expect from Fort Wilderness.


This i think is a question alot of you may have. Weither you have camped or not, i bet there are very few of you reading who has stayed at FW.

I have! That's where we stayed on our one trip as kids.



One thing I am sure is that everyone has something that when it happens at Disney or when they think of it they say, yep "thats Disney to me." Well for me it is FW. i guess it is because we always i mean always stayed there growing up. We are a huge camping family. Growing up my parents took us everywhere camping see this country. I have been in 42 states growing up and Canada Camping a few times around some of the great lakes.

Yep again, we lived in Detroit and camped all over the country and Canada in our pop up trailer..I know we are close on the states, maybe more like 37. We are going to Hoop-de-doo in February partially because I thought my friend would like it and partially because I wanted to see FW (we're staying at WL). All I really remember is the camper, the boat to MK, and River Country.



For christmas Candi got me the hidden magic of WDW book.
it has some pretty interesting stuff in it, some stuff that i already knew just from my general knowledge and some stuff i learned on the DIS.

I am going to end each chapter and probably have a daily DID you KNOW fact about Disney world.

Cool book - I am going to have to look for that!


Todays DID YOU KNOW.



One more for Main street.
the window of frank wells is the highest on main street for his love of mountaineering. window is called Seven Summits Expeditions.




I guess people here know this but that kind of makes me sad...Frank Wells was killed in a helicopter accident when he was going heli-skiing. I actually worked on a case a long time ago involving Disney and I remember I had to try to go through his hand-written notes and decipher them because he had passed away and couldn't be asked about them. (We were on the side against Disney - sorry, I was just a peon at the time, not my client! Actually, not sorry because it was a really interesting case, but don't want anyone to think I am anti-Disney.)

GreatBiscuit
12-30-2009, 02:15 PM
Yeah, following GB around after the Cantina or Caseys.:lmao: Or Crystal Palace...as Day 8 shall soon reveal!

jordanyosh
12-30-2009, 11:59 PM
I have always wanted to travel the country in a RV. My cousin did it for 2 1/2 years and saw the entire country except HI.

I would love to RV it at WDW.........but I'd have to rent the RV too so that would defeat the cheaper angle....

All7OfUs
12-31-2009, 12:05 AM
:lmao: Or Crystal Palace...as Day 8 shall soon reveal!

I'm on pins and needles...:eek:

GreatBiscuit
12-31-2009, 12:30 AM
I'm on pins and needles...:eek:Lets just say some things should not be eaten on one's final day.

jordanyosh
12-31-2009, 12:31 AM
Lets just say some things should not be eaten on one's final day.
:scared1:

Millie12591
12-31-2009, 06:38 AM
Dan,
I love the trivia! I'm a total trivia girl. :cutie: Keep it coming. I do love hearing about FW, it may even get me to stay there some time. :yay:

All7OfUs
12-31-2009, 07:40 AM
Lets just say some things should not be eaten on one's final day.

To confess, I am woefully behind on MOST of my TRs that I follow- yours being one. It's been ages since I've had a long concentrated time to sit and absorb. Next week I should be in full stride again.

:scared1:

Exactly!

Dan,
I love the trivia! I'm a total trivia girl. :cutie: Keep it coming. I do love hearing about FW, it may even get me to stay there some time. :yay:

Yes, you should definitely go buy a tent now, in anticipation.

GreatBiscuit
12-31-2009, 01:21 PM
To confess, I am woefully behind on MOST of my TRs that I follow- yours being one. It's been ages since I've had a long concentrated time to sit and absorb. Next week I should be in full stride again.No worries, no hurries!

Yes, you should definitely go buy a tent now, in anticipation.Enabler!

Millie12591
01-01-2010, 04:46 AM
To confess, I am woefully behind on MOST of my TRs that I follow- yours being one. It's been ages since I've had a long concentrated time to sit and absorb. Next week I should be in full stride again.



Exactly!



Yes, you should definitely go buy a tent now, in anticipation.
Buying a tent....words I was hoping would never part from my lips. I grew up camping a lot as a child, but have not one bit of ambition to ever rough it that much ever again if I can prevent it. "Roughing it," for me would be an R.V. or Cabin, of which I would enjoy. Being on the ground in a sleeping bag will hopefully never have to happen, God willing. :worship:

No worries, no hurries!

Enabler!

Yes. Yes she is. :laughing:

All7OfUs
01-01-2010, 06:21 AM
No worries, no hurries!

Enabler!

Not such a bad title... I"ve been called worse. :lmao:

englishrose47
01-02-2010, 12:17 PM
My DD 's idea of camping is a Hotel room !!!!:rotfl2::rotfl2:

*Seanaci*
01-04-2010, 05:56 PM
My DD 's idea of camping is a Hotel room !!!!:rotfl2::rotfl2:

:rotfl2:

That's my mom's idea of camping as well.

In fact, she just told me over the weekend she wants us to save up for Mimi Camping. :D

FauntleroyFAN07
01-04-2010, 09:41 PM
i must first apoligize for not being on all weekend, it was a buys weekend with alot of family stuff and down time relaxing.

And also not going to be on much this week, i will try and at least respond to you guys, but not sure about an update...i was choosen for jury duty today and will be on a jury for a trial all week so needless to say alot going on and not sure how much DIS time i will have for everyone or to visit your reports so sorry again.





I have! That's where we stayed on our one trip as kids.

Yep again, we lived in Detroit and camped all over the country and Canada in our pop up trailer..I know we are close on the states, maybe more like 37. We are going to Hoop-de-doo in February partially because I thought my friend would like it and partially because I wanted to see FW (we're staying at WL). All I really remember is the camper, the boat to MK, and River Country.

Cool book - I am going to have to look for that!

I guess people here know this but that kind of makes me sad...Frank Wells was killed in a helicopter accident when he was going heli-skiing. I actually worked on a case a long time ago involving Disney and I remember I had to try to go through his hand-written notes and decipher them because he had passed away and couldn't be asked about them. (We were on the side against Disney - sorry, I was just a peon at the time, not my client! Actually, not sorry because it was a really interesting case, but don't want anyone to think I am anti-Disney.)
glad you stayed there growing up it is so much funto camp there..and we loved river country sad it closed, always hoped they would open it up for the campground guests to use even if they made it a little smaller


that is sad he died that way, but at least he did go doing what he loved....so maybe it was fitting for him.

pretty neat you went through his old notes though


:lmao: Or Crystal Palace...as Day 8 shall soon reveal!
:scared1:
I have always wanted to travel the country in a RV. My cousin did it for 2 1/2 years and saw the entire country except HI.

I would love to RV it at WDW.........but I'd have to rent the RV too so that would defeat the cheaper angle....
true, maybe you should try and do it around you for a week long trip sometime, take an RV to the grand canyon or something, that is a long time to see the country we are hoping to do that when we retire


Dan,
I love the trivia! I'm a total trivia girl. :cutie: Keep it coming. I do love hearing about FW, it may even get me to stay there some time. :yay:
no problem will continue to have more and more facts for you guys.

Buying a tent....words I was hoping would never part from my lips. I grew up camping a lot as a child, but have not one bit of ambition to ever rough it that much ever again if I can prevent it. "Roughing it," for me would be an R.V. or Cabin, of which I would enjoy. Being on the ground in a sleeping bag will hopefully never have to happen, God willing. :worship:


pop ups are nice starter campers and they can be pulled with pretty much anything and are still alot of fun


:rotfl2:

That's my mom's idea of camping as well.

In fact, she just told me over the weekend she wants us to save up for Mimi Camping. :D
correct me if i am wrong but i believe this is your first post here.

:welcome: if it is.

and what is mimi camping?

pipersmom
01-04-2010, 10:29 PM
I'm glad you got some down-time..esp with jury duty this week..ugh. Maybe it will be an interesting case :)

englishrose47
01-04-2010, 10:34 PM
Evening GB!!!!

jordanyosh
01-05-2010, 12:49 AM
Was wondering what was going on. We'll wait around brother!

All7OfUs
01-05-2010, 03:16 AM
Jury Drudgery!?? :scared1:

See you when you get back!

Lifelong_Dreamer
01-05-2010, 03:21 AM
Good luck with jury duty, hopefully you get an interesting case so it is not such a chore.

Millie12591
01-05-2010, 03:25 AM
We'll try and hold the fort down while your gone and ....We'll all still be here when you get back. :) You may not want us to be after you see the way we hold down the fort! :laughing:
Be blessed Dan, and try not to worry while in court room this week. :hug:

FauntleroyFAN07
01-05-2010, 09:12 PM
I'm glad you got some down-time..esp with jury duty this week..ugh. Maybe it will be an interesting case :)

Evening GB!!!!
evening:goodvibes
Was wondering what was going on. We'll wait around brother!

Jury Drudgery!?? :scared1:

See you when you get back!

We'll try and hold the fort down while your gone and ....We'll all still be here when you get back. :) You may not want us to be after you see the way we hold down the fort! :laughing:
Be blessed Dan, and try not to worry while in court room this week. :hug:
thanks everyone

i wont really get into it, but lets just say it is a very interesting case...you think one way in the morning, then another in the afternoon, alot of conflicting information. people are not on the same page.

a quick update coming up

DisneyLaura
01-06-2010, 10:29 AM
Hi Dan - I was reading Jordan's Pre-TR and saw that you started one too so I hooped on over here to get caught up. We are staying at FW in December 2010 but we are renting a RV from someone here on the DIS. We are looking into buying a RV this summer or next year to start our own camping adventures as a family. Last summer we went once with the kids and in a tent - the kids loved it. I enjoy camping too but have always been in a tent. Now we get to live in luxury LOL

FauntleroyFAN07
01-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Chapter 6. Parkers official favorite character.

There is a time in every childs life or every adults life when they pick there favorite character.

I am not sure exactly when mine came, i have always had a love for the duck, i think in part because of his personality he can be grumpy one minute, then turn right to love stuck with his daisy in the blink of an eye.

i love his attitude and his voice and his "donaldness" that just makes him him.

my wife she is a big fan of belle, she loves her dress her story and just everything about her.

note: she just informed me that belle is her favorite, but she considers her real, and not a character that minnie is her favorite "character" because she is so proper, petite and cute.
:lovestruc



now i dont really think my parents have chosen there favorite yet, but i will try and get there favorite on this trip.


Parker, he has loved the characters his whole life, on his first trip, he smiled and loved em all, he tried to grab ariels clam shell. got kisses from the princesses, so i could understand if those would turn into his favorite.

but the last week has been very interesting around here, i have been excited and i would say not shocked at his choice of his favorite character.

When he gets in our car, he says this characters name, when he watches disney cartoons he says this characters name.

The name you ask is




Doonnn dooold

that would be donald for those of you who do not speak or understand infant.

me i still speak infant so i get it right away.



:donald:


the first time i heard him say it i was like huh did he just say what i thought he said hun

she said yep, he says it every time we get in the car and he wants to watch his donald movie.

mickey mouse club house comes on you ask him the names of the characters...and he does not say the names of any of them, you ask him who that is "refering to donald"

and you get doonnn dooold.

just when you think a child can not tug at your heart anymore.

you learn that his favorite character is yours, he gets so excited and runs around the room and dances when he is on.

now i realize that he could change it when he grows up or it could change when we go on our trip, but for now his favorite is that lovable duck and that is okay by me.



so go ahead and let us know what or who your favorite character is.

this update wont have any trivia facts in it, because i want you guys to respond with the question this time.

jordanyosh
01-06-2010, 09:49 PM
Great story Dan. I did get a little choked up...Hope all is well in jury land.

My favorite character......I should say characters...chip and dale...cuz they're nuts like me.:thumbsup2 Goofy, crazy, zany and always up for a good time.

GeminiAngel
01-06-2010, 10:03 PM
Chip off the ole block. So sweet.

pipersmom
01-06-2010, 10:19 PM
That is very sweet! I don't know who my favorite character is..I'm equal opportunity, I guess. I would have to say the character I'm most like is "Lady" though, from Lady and the Tramp..you know..all sweet and innocent. :rolleyes1:

Trentmom
01-06-2010, 10:45 PM
Good luck with Jury duty this week

That is so sweet he is the same as his dad :goodvibes

My favorite face character is Snow White, because we both have same quiet voice:goodvibes

My favorite regular character is Goofy, because he is well..... Goofy of course :rotfl:

glennbo123
01-07-2010, 07:27 AM
I'd have to say Goofy, not sure why.

I remember the days when DW and I were the only ones who could understand our infant kids and had to translate. One time my dad asked my son his favorite song and he said, "the whoa whoa song". My dad said, "oh, row row row your boat"? My son said "No!" and broke into Paul McCartney's "My Love" -- "whooaaa whoa whoa whooooa, whooaaa whoa whoa whoooooa, my love does it gooood."

eliz991
01-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Chapter 6. Parkers official favorite character.

There is a time in every childs life or every adults life when they pick there favorite character.

I am not sure exactly when mine came, i have always had a love for the duck, i think in part because of his personality he can be grumpy one minute, then turn right to love stuck with his daisy in the blink of an eye.


now i realize that he could change it when he grows up or it could change when we go on our trip, but for now his favorite is that lovable duck and that is okay by me.



so go ahead and let us know what or who your favorite character is.

this update wont have any trivia facts in it, because i want you guys to respond with the question this time.

So sweet!

I'd have to say Goofy, not sure why.

I remember the days when DW and I were the only ones who could understand our infant kids and had to translate. One time my dad asked my son his favorite song and he said, "the whoa whoa song". My dad said, "oh, row row row your boat"? My son said "No!" and broke into Paul McCartney's "My Love" -- "whooaaa whoa whoa whooooa, whooaaa whoa whoa whoooooa, my love does it gooood."

:rotfl2::rotfl2: The whoa whoa song...that's awesome!:lmao:

Favorite character - face character, definitely Belle - she reads, she's French, brunette, what's not to like? (Note - I'm not French, I just harbor a burning desire to move to France some day).

I'm not sure on the non-face character. Probably a cross between Eeyore and Tigger. Does that make me bipolar? :confused3

jenjolt
01-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Awww...how sweet that he loves Donald just like you!! YAY!!!!! That will make for some really cute memories on your next trip!!

Well as far as face characters go my favorite is Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and my other favorite character would be Goofy...I just love his O'Gosh...and his big shoes!!! He's such a hoot!

All7OfUs
01-07-2010, 01:17 PM
Don't have a favorite per se, but if we can go with who we are most like it'd have to be: B

Before my coffee in the morning, I'd have to go with Yzma.

After coffee and some DISsing time, Belle- I've got a pretty cool head and can think creatively about finding solutions to tough spots.

While homeschooling the kids??: Dutchess from Aristocats. She was very diligent in the training of her children. That was her life.

While making dinner: Snow White. Ask my family; I like to whistle while I work.

After dinner until 12 or so (bed): Jacques the shrimp from Nemo's tank. He liked to hide in his hole a lot and catch up on the cleaning- dishes, laundry, etc...

So, can we have more than one?? :lmao:

belle8306
01-07-2010, 07:08 PM
I guess my screen name says it all: I love Belle! She is smart, she loves to read, she appreciates inner beauty and she is sweet. I think she is a perfect princess. Oh, and her dress is beautiful!

It is cute that Parker likes Donald too! I am sure when he sees him in person he is going to be soooo excited!

*Seanaci*
01-07-2010, 07:36 PM
That was the most precious story. Made me cry happy tears. :D

My fav character was/is/always will be Mickey Mouse. :D My sons favourites are Mickey and Lightening McQueen (biggest 2 year old car freak I've ever seen...he has ALL of the cars and can name them all)! :D

eandesmom
01-07-2010, 07:45 PM
Yeah, following GB around after the Cantina or Caseys.

or being next to Jordan after Fondue

Lets just say some things should not be eaten on one's final day.

Oh dear. No thread is safe!

I have always wanted to travel the country in a RV. My cousin did it for 2 1/2 years and saw the entire country except HI.

I would love to RV it at WDW.........but I'd have to rent the RV too so that would defeat the cheaper angle....

There is a couple of folks that rent at the Fort, info on the camping board, it's less than the cabins though more than having your own tent!


evening:goodvibes

thanks everyone

i wont really get into it, but lets just say it is a very interesting case...you think one way in the morning, then another in the afternoon, alot of conflicting information. people are not on the same page.

a quick update coming up

Interesting!

And SO sweet about Donald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm with your wife. Belle is the Bomb!

Millie12591
01-07-2010, 07:51 PM
Dan, your story about Parkers favorite...well, it made me mist up. :sad1: It's so sweet. :cloud9: :love:

Liesa....:rotfl: I love it! I love that you have different one's, I too have different one's but there is only one that really tugs at my heart most. I'll tell that in a sec.

I love seeing everyone's favs. I feel like I've gotten to know people just a little bit better because of it. :thumbsup2
Side note: If your looking for a really great game to play, I suggest the game Apples to Apples. It's a great for family and friends, a game where you have to know the audience your playing to in order to guess correctly. It's fun to play with people you don't know well and want to know better, side note over....
OK, favorites....Well, Since I was a little girl I liked Pooh, Piglet and Tigger, and who didn't love Mickey! The pretty Cindy and Aurora, but then what little girl doesn't love themselves a good princess. princess:
Mary Poppins had a place in my heart when I was a young teenager, I realize that sounds funny but you see when I was in Jr. High I came down with Mono :sick:, and I was out of school for two months (I was pretty bad for a while). My mom's friend had a VCR (not many people had them then) and brought it over so I could watch movies he would rent for me. I saw both Mary Poppins and Gone With The Wind for the very first time, they were the first movies I had ever seen on a VCR. :cloud9: Mary right then and there became my fav. We ourselves didn't own a VCR until I was in High School. :rolleyes:

Once I was officially an adult (I was 18 when Little Mermaid came out) and the new string of Disney movies came out I became a big Ariel fan. Then Pixar came around I fell in love with.....this is hard, to come up with all of these and not confuse your fav movie with your fav characters... if you asked favorite movies.... :eek: :faint: this would be a whole other
story. :goodvibes Ok, where was I....Crush and Dory, and last but certainly not least...Tinkerbell! She became my favorite the very first time I went to DL (I was 18 years old and was totally in awe of everything Disney from the second I stepped "thru the curtains"). I remember it well...my family and I stood to watch wishes infront of the Castle and I had no idea what I was in for. :goodvibes As the beginning of the show started and I saw Tink Fly across the sky for the first time! I started to cry and thought I would never love anything as much as I loved that moment ever again. :cloud9: :love:

FairyGodmotherJen
01-07-2010, 09:00 PM
Hi, Dan! Thought I'd come over and attempt to get caught up on your PTR...not quite there yet, but I'm closer!

I did start at the end before I went back to the start, though, and the story about Parker is great!! Will has decided that Mickey is his absolute favorite, which makes DH's day as he's his favorite as well. The other two change daily, I think. :rolleyes: I've been partial to the Fairy Godmother since I was her in our high school production of R&H's Cinderella (hence the screen name). She's awfully hard to find on merchandice/souveniers, etc, though.

Good luck with the jury duty...doesn't sound like much fun!

All7OfUs
01-08-2010, 05:53 AM
Stopping by to say howdy pahd-nuh and see if you had said anything about how jury drudgery is going.

Howdy. How's jury duty going?

Poolrat
01-08-2010, 07:52 PM
AWWWWW so sweet!!!:love::love:

My favorite character is Dory. Not that I am like her per say, but my daughter really is like her, shiny objects distract her easily :laughing:

I love Dory's innocence and willingness to help. But alas , Dory doesn't do meet and greets.:sad2:

Ariel is another favorite- funny for the same reason. She reminds me of my daughter. When I am in Voyage of the Little Mermaid I actually getty misty during the "part of your World " song.

This part is what gets me

Wanderin' free
Wish I could be
Part of that world

My daughter has always been the quirky one, not really fitting in. Now she has a good circle of friends but in elementary school she was the odd one.
So I guess I equate that song with her wanting to fit in while growing up.

Darn - misty again. Sorry

FairyGodmotherJen
01-08-2010, 08:11 PM
I've at least read all of the main posts now, and some of the in-between.

I got the same book about Disney - isn't it cool? Lots of fun tidbits. I'm reading Spinning Disney's World right now. It's by a guy who's an official Disney legend - he has a window on Main Street. He covered the Disneyland opening day, went to work for Disney in their PR department, and continued to work through the openings of WDW and all its parks and Disneyland Paris. Really interesting!

BTW, I've come to the conclusion that my little guy's favorite character isn't Mickey anymore, much to my DH's disappointment. It's now Toodles....you know, "OH TOOOOOOODDLLLLEESSS!" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse? The kid goes nuts now every time it's on the screen.....:confused3:rotfl2:

Hope jury duty is about over for you by now!

punkin413
01-08-2010, 08:55 PM
it's a tie for me between the pan (because he never grows up)....

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy182/hearbeat93/peter-pan.jpg

and my girl alice (because everyone around her is mad and i can relate)....

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj130/alsatia_2007/alice-disney-sitting.jpg

if those aren't proper "characters" according to candi's theory (which i can totally understand her thinking on this), then pluto would be my favorite (because i'm such a dog lover and i love how he is mickey's faithful companion, plus his singing/howling during any of the shows at WDW is just adorable)!

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr312/adelesmith36/Disney%20Characters/pluto.gif



so cute that parker loves donald! :goodvibes

englishrose47
01-09-2010, 10:06 AM
Chapter 6. Parkers official favorite character.

There is a time in every childs life or every adults life when they pick there favorite character.

I am not sure exactly when mine came, i have always had a love for the duck, i think in part because of his personality he can be grumpy one minute, then turn right to love stuck with his daisy in the blink of an eye.

i love his attitude and his voice and his "donaldness" that just makes him him.

my wife she is a big fan of belle, she loves her dress her story and just everything about her.

note: she just informed me that belle is her favorite, but she considers her real, and not a character that minnie is her favorite "character" because she is so proper, petite and cute.
:lovestruc



now i dont really think my parents have chosen there favorite yet, but i will try and get there favorite on this trip.


Parker, he has loved the characters his whole life, on his first trip, he smiled and loved em all, he tried to grab ariels clam shell. got kisses from the princesses, so i could understand if those would turn into his favorite.

but the last week has been very interesting around here, i have been excited and i would say not shocked at his choice of his favorite character.

When he gets in our car, he says this characters name, when he watches disney cartoons he says this characters name.

The name you ask is




Doonnn dooold

that would be donald for those of you who do not speak or understand infant.

me i still speak infant so i get it right away.



:donald:


the first time i heard him say it i was like huh did he just say what i thought he said hun

she said yep, he says it every time we get in the car and he wants to watch his donald movie.

mickey mouse club house comes on you ask him the names of the characters...and he does not say the names of any of them, you ask him who that is "refering to donald"

and you get doonnn dooold.

just when you think a child can not tug at your heart anymore.

you learn that his favorite character is yours, he gets so excited and runs around the room and dances when he is on.

now i realize that he could change it when he grows up or it could change when we go on our trip, but for now his favorite is that lovable duck and that is okay by me.



so go ahead and let us know what or who your favorite character is.

this update wont have any trivia facts in it, because i want you guys to respond with the question this time.

I am a Tink Gal !! But if she doesn't count as a character it would be Minnie !!!:thumbsup2

DisneyLaura
01-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Well for a noncharacter it would be Snow White - because that's the first Disney movie my mother took me to see and now that my mother has passed away it's very special to me even more so. For a character it would have to be Pooh

FauntleroyFAN07
01-10-2010, 08:51 PM
hope everyone had a good weekend, ours was good, nice to finally relax, and try and forget about the trial we were on.

did not get out of there till 9:30 friday night.


starting to get more sleep now, amazing how much your mind goes over things when there is alot at stack.



thanks for all the comments while i have been absent this week

will catch up with everything tomorrow some time.


night all

punkin413
01-10-2010, 09:04 PM
hope everyone had a good weekend, ours was good, nice to finally relax, and try and forget about the trial we were on.

did not get out of there till 9:30 friday night.

welcome to my world. :lmao:

hope it wasn't too bad of a trial. sometimes they're interesting, sometimes sad and sometimes just incredibly boring.

belle8306
01-10-2010, 10:10 PM
Hey Dan,
I was on a jury a few years ago. It was a mentally taxing week. I am glad it is over for you and you can get back to normal.:thumbsup2

FauntleroyFAN07
01-11-2010, 01:51 PM
Im back and caught up with everyone else, so i can continue on here.

It was a very long week, i do have to say it takes a toll on you, very stressful...It was an atempted murder, arson, case...you find yourself thinking about it befor eyou fall asleep and right away when you wake up.

I thought it was very interesting, but hope i dont get called back for a while. We ended up not getting out of there until 9:30 friday night.

now onto some comments....and what you have all been waiting for some trivia.



Hi Dan - I was reading Jordan's Pre-TR and saw that you started one too so I hooped on over here to get caught up. We are staying at FW in December 2010 but we are renting a RV from someone here on the DIS. We are looking into buying a RV this summer or next year to start our own camping adventures as a family. Last summer we went once with the kids and in a tent - the kids loved it. I enjoy camping too but have always been in a tent. Now we get to live in luxury LOL
you are going to love the FW and everything to do there.

so relaxing and fun. :welcome: is in order.


hope you get alot of good information from our trip.


Great story Dan. I did get a little choked up...Hope all is well in jury land.

My favorite character......I should say characters...chip and dale...cuz they're nuts like me.:thumbsup2 Goofy, crazy, zany and always up for a good time.
chip and dale are a close second for me, evenn though they did try and steal my wife.

Chip off the ole block. So sweet.
my wife is lucky she gets 2 of us in the house.
:goodvibes

That is very sweet! I don't know who my favorite character is..I'm equal opportunity, I guess. I would have to say the character I'm most like is "Lady" though, from Lady and the Tramp..you know..all sweet and innocent. :rolleyes1:
i like her too, very proper and graceful.


Good luck with Jury duty this week

That is so sweet he is the same as his dad :goodvibes

My favorite face character is Snow White, because we both have same quiet voice:goodvibes

My favorite regular character is Goofy, because he is well..... Goofy of course :rotfl:
never really got into snow white.

i have to watch that movie again.





I'd have to say Goofy, not sure why.

I remember the days when DW and I were the only ones who could understand our infant kids and had to translate. One time my dad asked my son his favorite song and he said, "the whoa whoa song". My dad said, "oh, row row row your boat"? My son said "No!" and broke into Paul McCartney's "My Love" -- "whooaaa whoa whoa whooooa, whooaaa whoa whoa whoooooa, my love does it gooood."
yep, ours is the same, people dont always understand what he is saying, and he changes his names for stuff so often that sometimes i dont know what it is now.

almost daily it changes what he calls our dog or what he says to get him to come to him.

very good for knowing that song when young...i still dont know it.
:laughing:


So sweet!

Favorite character - face character, definitely Belle - she reads, she's French, brunette, what's not to like? (Note - I'm not French, I just harbor a burning desire to move to France some day).

I'm not sure on the non-face character. Probably a cross between Eeyore and Tigger. Does that make me bipolar? :confused3
nope just means you have a thing for tail(s)
:rotfl:

tigger bouncing on his tail and eeyore always loosing his.
:lmao:




Awww...how sweet that he loves Donald just like you!! YAY!!!!! That will make for some really cute memories on your next trip!!

Well as far as face characters go my favorite is Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and my other favorite character would be Goofy...I just love his O'Gosh...and his big shoes!!! He's such a hoot!
i never liked aurora until our last trip and her interation with parker, now she is okay in my book.

he is very funny on mickey mouse clubhouse as well.

Bloodhound
01-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Hi Dan thanks for the invite.

FauntleroyFAN07
01-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Don't have a favorite per se, but if we can go with who we are most like it'd have to be: B

Before my coffee in the morning, I'd have to go with Yzma.

After coffee and some DISsing time, Belle- I've got a pretty cool head and can think creatively about finding solutions to tough spots.

While homeschooling the kids??: Dutchess from Aristocats. She was very diligent in the training of her children. That was her life.

While making dinner: Snow White. Ask my family; I like to whistle while I work.

After dinner until 12 or so (bed): Jacques the shrimp from Nemo's tank. He liked to hide in his hole a lot and catch up on the cleaning- dishes, laundry, etc...

So, can we have more than one??
i am wondering if there is a head scratchin smiley?

:scratchin thats close enough i guess.

no that is okay to have more than one.

i like alot and have many that are very close to donald, but he still wins out.

i am also scared to give you a situation and ask you who you favorite character would be then.
:laughing:

I guess my screen name says it all: I love Belle! She is smart, she loves to read, she appreciates inner beauty and she is sweet. I think she is a perfect princess. Oh, and her dress is beautiful!

It is cute that Parker likes Donald too! I am sure when he sees him in person he is going to be soooo excited!
alot of you ladies love belle, i did not realize she is so popular.

i hope he loves him and wants to run up to him and give him a hug.

That was the most precious story. Made me cry happy tears. :D

My fav character was/is/always will be Mickey Mouse. My sons favourites are Mickey and Lightening McQueen (biggest 2 year old car freak I've ever seen...he has ALL of the cars and can name them all)! :D
there are many more thinks that bring you to tears when you have a child.

very good for 2 years old, he would love parkers bedroom and all his cars stuff in there.





Interesting!

And SO sweet about Donald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm with your wife. Belle is the Bomb!
another belle lover.

candi got the belle snow glob with some of the characters from the movie with her for christmas.




Dan, your story about Parkers favorite...well, it made me mist up. :sad1: It's so sweet.

Liesa....:rotfl: I love it! I love that you have different one's, I too have different one's but there is only one that really tugs at my heart most. I'll tell that in a sec.

I love seeing everyone's favs. I feel like I've gotten to know people just a little bit better because of it.
Side note: If your looking for a really great game to play, I suggest the game Apples to Apples. It's a great for family and friends, a game where you have to know the audience your playing to in order to guess correctly. It's fun to play with people you don't know well and want to know better, side note over....
OK, favorites....Well, Since I was a little girl I liked Pooh, Piglet and Tigger, and who didn't love Mickey! The pretty Cindy and Aurora, but then what little girl doesn't love themselves a good princess. princess:
Mary Poppins had a place in my heart when I was a young teenager, I realize that sounds funny but you see when I was in Jr. High I came down with Mono and I was out of school for two months (I was pretty bad for a while). My mom's friend had a VCR (not many people had them then) and brought it over so I could watch movies he would rent for me. I saw both Mary Poppins and Gone With The Wind for the very first time, they were the first movies I had ever seen on a VCR. :cloud9: Mary right then and there became my fav. We ourselves didn't own a VCR until I was in High School.

Once I was officially an adult (I was 18 when Little Mermaid came out) and the new string of Disney movies came out I became a big Ariel fan. Then Pixar came around I fell in love with.....this is hard, to come up with all of these and not confuse your fav movie with your fav characters... if you asked favorite movies.... :faint: this would be a whole other
story. Ok, where was I....Crush and Dory, and last but certainly not least...Tinkerbell! She became my favorite the very first time I went to DL (I was 18 years old and was totally in awe of everything Disney from the second I stepped "thru the curtains"). I remember it well...my family and I stood to watch wishes infront of the Castle and I had no idea what I was in for. :goodvibes As the beginning of the show started and I saw Tink Fly across the sky for the first time! I started to cry and thought I would never love anything as much as I loved that moment ever again. :cloud9:
:eek:

def. not going to ask you about movies.

:lmao:

just kidding i might bring that question up in down time.


Hi, Dan! Thought I'd come over and attempt to get caught up on your PTR...not quite there yet, but I'm closer!

I did start at the end before I went back to the start, though, and the story about Parker is great!! Will has decided that Mickey is his absolute favorite, which makes DH's day as he's his favorite as well. The other two change daily, I think. :rolleyes: I've been partial to the Fairy Godmother since I was her in our high school production of R&H's Cinderella (hence the screen name). She's awfully hard to find on merchandice/souveniers, etc, though.

Good luck with the jury duty...doesn't sound like much fun!
i think you are the first person who i have seen anywhere that has said she is your favorite, very nice and very different.


Stopping by to say howdy pahd-nuh and see if you had said anything about how jury drudgery is going.

Howdy. How's jury duty going?
have other comments up top.

i think it is something that everyone should do once, but hope i dont get one like that again.



AWWWWW so sweet!!!:love:

My favorite character is Dory. Not that I am like her per say, but my daughter really is like her, shiny objects distract her easily :laughing:

I love Dory's innocence and willingness to help. But alas , Dory doesn't do meet and greets.:sad2:

Ariel is another favorite- funny for the same reason. She reminds me of my daughter. When I am in Voyage of the Little Mermaid I actually getty misty during the "part of your World " song.

This part is what gets me

Wanderin' free
Wish I could be
Part of that world

My daughter has always been the quirky one, not really fitting in. Now she has a good circle of friends but in elementary school she was the odd one.
So I guess I equate that song with her wanting to fit in while growing up.

Darn - misty again. Sorry
i think it was just dust in your eye.

dory is very cool, i wish she would come out for pictures somewhere.

I've at least read all of the main posts now, and some of the in-between.

I got the same book about Disney - isn't it cool? Lots of fun tidbits. I'm reading Spinning Disney's World right now. It's by a guy who's an official Disney legend - he has a window on Main Street. He covered the Disneyland opening day, went to work for Disney in their PR department, and continued to work through the openings of WDW and all its parks and Disneyland Paris. Really interesting!

BTW, I've come to the conclusion that my little guy's favorite character isn't Mickey anymore, much to my DH's disappointment. It's now Toodles....you know, "OH TOOOOOOODDLLLLEESSS!" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse? The kid goes nuts now every time it's on the screen.....:confused3

Hope jury duty is about over for you by now!
i wonder if they have any toodles toys i have never looked for them.

and :welcome:

since i did not do it on your other post.


it's a tie for me between the pan (because he never grows up)....

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy182/hearbeat93/peter-pan.jpg

and my girl alice (because everyone around her is mad and i can relate)....

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj130/alsatia_2007/alice-disney-sitting.jpg

if those aren't proper "characters" according to candi's theory (which i can totally understand her thinking on this), then pluto would be my favorite (because i'm such a dog lover and i love how he is mickey's faithful companion, plus his singing/howling during any of the shows at WDW is just adorable)!

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr312/adelesmith36/Disney%20Characters/pluto.gif



so cute that parker loves donald! :goodvibes
glad you understnad her theory on characters.

i would think nothing else for my little man, he is like his daddy in so many ways.



I am a Tink Gal !! But if she doesn't count as a character it would be Minnie !!!:thumbsup2
i think tink would count, candi loves her as well.


Well for a noncharacter it would be Snow White - because that's the first Disney movie my mother took me to see and now that my mother has passed away it's very special to me even more so. For a character it would have to be Pooh
very sweet about snow white. i think alot of disney characters have a special meaning to people when they think about it.


welcome to my world. :lmao:

hope it wasn't too bad of a trial. sometimes they're interesting, sometimes sad and sometimes just incredibly boring.
it had its interesting parts and boring parts, the phone records part started interesting, then went really boring, when they repeated the same thing over and over for about 2 hours to drive home there points on where or where he wasnt based on his phone calls.



Hey Dan,
I was on a jury a few years ago. It was a mentally taxing week. I am glad it is over for you and you can get back to normal.:thumbsup2

takes a toll onyou, always thinking about it from when you are awake to when you go to bed.

FauntleroyFAN07
01-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Hi Dan thanks for the invite.
:welcome: robert, glad you made it over.