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janabananas
09-12-2011, 01:48 PM
This trip report will be a continuous one for the year we have our Seasonal AP.

The Bananas take on WDW, dining edition (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2822297)

The we:
-Myself, Janabananas, aka Janet, turned 32 on my bday trip, 2011
I love all things Disney and love the immersion I feel when I am at WDW. No driving, I love the transportation. I tend to forget about regular life stuff when I am here. I love the food and the rides and singing along to all the songs.

-DBF, Jaybananas, aka Jason, 35 and along for the ride
He goes because I love going. He was rather cynical (he says pragmatic and realistic) before going on our first trip, but when we got on property he was singing along too and really loves the opportunity to try all the food options available. Don't let him fool ya, he looks all grouchy but he lights up when he gets to ride Figment or sees the aquarium at the Seas or after watching the Tiki Birds at the Tiki Room.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011162-1.jpg

-DS 12, Nickybananas, aka Nickolas
-DS 8, Joeybananas, aka Joseph
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/nickbdaytrip003.jpg


The why: I really love WDW and found it was cheaper for us to get SAP on the payment plan offered to FL residents then to get tickets for our first trip. So we decided "why not, let's get the year pass and we can go whenever we choose to." We also decided to get Tables in Wonderland which was a $75 investment that pretty much paid for itself within our first trip. We both like the rides and I have my favorites but we LOVE Disney dining options. There are just so many different dining experiences to be had at WDW.

The how: We are lucky to live about 70 miles (or 1.5 hours, depending on traffic) away from WDW, so we drive over.

The where: Well, duh, WDW of course, but specifically stayed at POP our first trip, will stay there again for F&W (we are going for the F&W not hotel). After being there for 4 days, it felt like home to me. DBF found it LOUD!!! and a bit of sensory overload, but he understands that for the price and amount of time we plan on spending at our hotel, it is a great value.

We got a really good AP price to upgrade to WL for our anniversary trip in January. I am so excited about that!!
And we are renting points for my bday trip in Sept 2012, so we are staying at BWV. That hotel is already booked and paid for!!


PTR List

My first attempt at a PTR..... Please be kind. (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2746082)

Food & Wine PTR (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43010023&postcount=94)


Trip List:
Sept 8-11, 2011 , my 32nd birthday trip!!
Day 1:
POP and our arrival (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42604736&postcount=2)
More pics of POP (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42604827&postcount=3)
DHS day, or please move the hat in the middle of the road before it gets towed, thanks! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42604736&postcount=2)
POP pool time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42632627&postcount=18)
Kona Cafe and the scariest ride of all (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42633267&postcount=19)
Day 2:
EPCOT morning (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42634939&postcount=21)
Drinking around EPCOT (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42634949&postcount=22)
EPCOT at night, and Tokyo Dining Review (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42634959&postcount=23)
Day 3:
AK day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42956243&postcount=81)
DTD/Raglan Road review (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42956608&postcount=82)
Day 4:
MK day and leaving the World til next time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42956884&postcount=83)

I interrupt the BDAY trip report with TR for MK 40th Anniversary TR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=42818459#post42818459)

Nick's 13th Birthday (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=43009265&postcount=93)

janabananas
09-12-2011, 02:18 PM
My birthday trip, Sept 8-11, 2011, just me and dbf for this trip, my boys will be joining in for later trips.

DBF and I stayed at POP, and this is what we drove up to!!http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011191.jpg

I started squealing as soon as we up to the parking lot!! We did online checkin, which was a good thing because the regular line had a lot of people checking out. We got our packet and room keys. Our room wasn't ready, but I wasn't expecting it to be ready yet because we got there at about 8:15 am. We did find out that we were in building 6 on the third floor.

We knew we were going to DHS so I of course wanted to RUN!!! to the bus hop on and hold on so we could pick up our passes and Tables in Wonderland ticket, which would mean we needed to hurry to make Rope Drop so we could get on TSM!!!! That didn't happen at all. DBF wanted to check out the map and read every pamphlet in the packet. I ended up having a panic attack.... Not good!! This ended up being the first of several :sad2:, but luckily DBF talked me out of them. This will be a theme throughout this first trip and hopefully none to follow. I can only explain that I get so excited and when something gets in the way (DBF, bus system, other folks), I freak the frak out. We ended up getting to DHS and did everything we wanted by 230pm. 9am-230pm, not bad right?!



After lunch, we got our awaited text that we are in room 6322. We got there and found it is lake facing although there is no lakeview, only trees. It is a great location, though. A very short walk to buses and Everything POP and Hippy Dippy Pool and the Computer Pool. Also very quiet which is what we wanted. We are of the mindset that we would pay more if need be, to be away from the pools.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011208.jpg

We got to look at Mickey's butt everyday as we got on the elevator.... LOL!!
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If you stay in the 70's buildings, use the parking for 90's. The parking for 70's is way out of the way.

Most of the POP pics were taken the day we left because I forgot to take them when we got there. (remember the panic attack?)

janabananas
09-12-2011, 02:24 PM
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All DBF could say about this was "Someone could break a pelvis!!"
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BorkBorkBork
09-12-2011, 03:10 PM
I'm here!! :cool1::cool1: That's great that you still got to do DHS by 2:30. Can't wait to read more!

janabananas
09-12-2011, 03:38 PM
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We arrived at DHS around 9:15am, after getting our passes and TIW card. I knew my plan but I didn't really clue DBF into it because I figured he didn't care. Boy, was I wrong.... I found out he wanted to be very involved in the planning. Also besides that and keeping my panic attacks in check, he also had to keep my health in mind. If you read my PTR or have read about me, I am in CHF and have cardiomyopathy. I am able to do most things without a problem. However, sometimes I forget I am sick and think I can still run 100mph. Ooops, not good.

Well anywho, we walked to TSM and saw there was a wait of 25 minutes. We decided to go ahead and ride it instead of getting a FP for it. DBF said we are here and there is no need to back track, and the park is pretty dead (which it was, yeah September crowds!!).

I grabbed a danish & a coke and ate that before we got on. I didn't eat bf and needed to take my meds so I ate fast and prepared for the wait.

Just a little note DBF has been very cynical about this trip. His mindset is that it will be 4 days away from work, otherwise he could care less.... He ended up loving WDW and didn't want to leave.

When we finally got on TSM, there was a posted wait time of 25 minutes. http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011021.jpg

We found we were on and off the ride within 20 minutes. Not bad at all, right?? AND dbf loved it so much he wanted to ride again. We got FP's and started to walk to TOT and RNR.
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I did notice that Narnia: Prince Caspian was closing two days after our DHS day so I decided to get a pic, although we didn't go through it. I found it to be a waste of time my last trip, so I was glad to see it go Bye, Bye!!.http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011019.jpg

We walked by Starring Rolls and their wasn't much cupcake selection, so I didn't get many food porn shots. But here are two.http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011004.jpg
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I won't ride TOT and dbf won't ride RNR, so we split up. I got my first bit of pixie dust on RNR. I used the single rider line and pretty much walked up to get on. After my ride, a CM saw my birthday pin and asked me if I wanted to ride again, no wait. I said "You betcha!" and got on again. I rode RNR twice before dbf was done with TOT. Awesome!!

After RNR and TOT, we decided to walk to Star Tours. We are both turbo sci-fi nerds and love Star Wars. We walked by Indiana Jones and saw a show would be starting on about 30-45 minutes, so we decided to go back after Star Tours. http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011012.jpg

We loved the new Star Tours! A vast improvement on the old version.

We went back to Indiana Jones and took in the show.http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011011.jpg

After Indiana Jones, we walked back to TSM to use our FP. DBF loved it even more the 2nd time around.

It was about lunch time so we started walking over to Pizza Planet Arcade. We wanted to see the car stunt show so we decided to have lunch over there so we could get there easily. Well we got lost in the Streets of America and it took us a bit longer than it should have to get lunch and eat it. So we ended up missing the show. No big deal though because after lunch our room was ready by 2pm.

We both had the chicken salad, which I would eat again. It was light and flavorful. While the pizza and meatball subs looked good, they both looked heavy for what we wanted to eat. http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011023.jpg

On our way out, I found the Writer's Shop and grabbed a carrot cake cookie. Good Lord was it good!! I could eat one right now!! http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011025.jpghttp://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011029.jpg

This is what we saw as we walked out. http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011017.jpg

We ended up getting back to POP and into our room by 315pm or so.

Next post will be our only time at the pool and dinner at Kona Cafe, followed by Wishes as viewed at Poly Beach.

janabananas
09-12-2011, 03:43 PM
I'm here!! :cool1::cool1: That's great that you still got to do DHS by 2:30. Can't wait to read more!


WOOT WOOT!! Thanks for joining me!!:cool1::woohoo::goodvibes

janabananas
09-12-2011, 07:18 PM
More to come tomorrow!! Dolphins are playing MNF!! against the Pats.... :sad2:

ronnmel
09-12-2011, 07:58 PM
I'm in!

I'm confused, were the kids with you or not? I thought not, but they are included in the introduction, and then never mentioned again.

Your first day sounds great so far!

mickeymouseclubhouse
09-12-2011, 08:28 PM
Great trip report so far! Love the pictures of Pop and how cool that you got a little extra pixie dust for your birthday and got to ride Rock n rolercoaster twice! :cool1:

lemonsours
09-12-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm here too! Love all the pictures, can't wait to see the rest!

haven_alise1997
09-13-2011, 12:34 AM
Woot I made it! :cool1: here for the after party!

DisneyLifer87
09-13-2011, 10:38 AM
:thumbsup2 I'm in and caught up. Sounds awesome

sillylily
09-13-2011, 11:12 AM
I'm here, I'm here! Sorry I'm late, Ms. Banana!:hug:

teekathepony
09-13-2011, 11:13 AM
I'm here!! Love those Pop Century pics! Making me anxious to get there!!

lbuzz52
09-13-2011, 04:24 PM
joining in! that cookie does look good! i like the idea of a year long trip report- lets us see all the FL updates!

lovethattink
09-13-2011, 05:16 PM
Coming over from your PTR.

That salad at Pizza Planet and the cookie at Writer's Stop look great! They are on my list of things to try now!

Too bad there weren't many cupcakes at Starring Rolls!

Love the pics of Pop. We usually request the 70's near the Big Wheels, love that location. My son likes to fish in the lake there, so likes being close to it. Looks like you were the building directly across from where we usually are. It's a nice centrally located area! Not far from anything!!

janabananas
09-14-2011, 04:22 PM
I'm in!

I'm confused, were the kids with you or not? I thought not, but they are included in the introduction, and then never mentioned again.

Your first day sounds great so far!

Great trip report so far! Love the pictures of Pop and how cool that you got a little extra pixie dust for your birthday and got to ride Rock n rolercoaster twice! :cool1:

I'm here too! Love all the pictures, can't wait to see the rest!

Woot I made it! :cool1: here for the after party!

:thumbsup2 I'm in and caught up. Sounds awesome

I'm here, I'm here! Sorry I'm late, Ms. Banana!:hug:

I'm here!! Love those Pop Century pics! Making me anxious to get there!!

joining in! that cookie does look good! i like the idea of a year long trip report- lets us see all the FL updates!

Coming over from your PTR.

That salad at Pizza Planet and the cookie at Writer's Stop look great! They are on my list of things to try now!

Too bad there weren't many cupcakes at Starring Rolls!

Love the pics of Pop. We usually request the 70's near the Big Wheels, love that location. My son likes to fish in the lake there, so likes being close to it. Looks like you were the building directly across from where we usually are. It's a nice centrally located area! Not far from anything!!

:welcome: Thanks for joining me everyone!! It was a great time and loved the hotel.

I will be adding more as time allows. Darn life getting in the way!!

Ronnmel, the kids were not along this time but they will be going on subsequent trips with us throughout the year. I changed the into to make it less confusing. Sorry about that.

janabananas
09-14-2011, 04:33 PM
After bringing up our stuff and getting it put away, we decided we wanted to visit the pool for a bit before dinner. We didn't realize it would be our only visit. The next two afternoons it rained so we decided to stay in and nap. On Saturday, dbf watched some football.

Pics of Hippy Dippy pool:
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Pic of Petals, I had a nice cocktail from there. It was a limeade concoction.
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After swimming we went back to the room and got fixed up.

janabananas
09-14-2011, 05:30 PM
We got ready and intended on taking the MK bus to MK then take either monorail or resort ferry to Poly. That didn't happen because DBf was taking his sweet time. I had another panic attack.... :sad2:

We ended up taking the EPCOT bus to EPCOT then rode the monorail to TTC and linked up with Poly via the resort monorail.

We got there a bit early so we decided to go to the beach and figure out where to watch Wishes from. We then walked back inside and checked in at Kona Cafe.

We got a quiet corner table without any neighbors. We were happy about this because we didn't want to disturb anyone with our picture taking. We ended up getting neighbors who were also taking food pics so it worked out ok.

Our waitress was Mel. She was fantastic!!!

I ordered a Kona Cool Sundown and dbf had a Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. We both enjoyed our drinks.
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For apps, I had the duck potstickers (yummy) and dbf had a special sweet potato soup that was not on the menu. He loved it.
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I had the rib eye for my entree and dbf had the tuna oscar. Both were quite good. We did learn though that my eyes are bigger than my stomach and dbf makes a great garbage disposal!!:rotfl: I was also saving room for dessert.
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For dessert I had the banana creme brulee. Dbf doesn't eat sweets so that was my job!!:thumbsup2 It was YUMMY!!!
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We decided to order drinks to go so we could get to Wishes and grab chairs. I got the infamous Lapu Lapu (and well worth the acclaim btw) and dbf had a habanero lime margarita. He wanted it to be a bit hotter but he did enjoy it.
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We got to the beach and watched Wishes. It was beautiful. You can hear the music on the beach. I would love to be in the MK next time I watch it though.

We took a ferry to MK so we could catch the bus back to POP. We took lots of boat rides throughout our trip.

We got to the bus station and saw a HUGE!!!! line for POP. We waited for quite awhile but ended up getting on a standing room only bus. OMG!! I thought I was gonna die. The driver was a speed demon and was taking the turns like Dale Earnhardt Jr. It was the scariest ride we had the entire trip. Please put me on Space Mountain or Mission Space orange before I ever get on another SRO bus. If you can help it, don't do it. Wait for the next bus. It will come eventually..... :scared1::scared1::scared1::scared1:

The night was great though, bus aside. Everything was so beautiful and the CM's are so nice and helpful. I got home and realized how great Disney's CM and customer service is.

Next post will be EPCOT day, followed by a detailed account of Drinking around EPCOT!!

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 05:33 PM
My birthday trip, Sept 8-11, 2011, just me and dbf for this trip, my boys will be joining in for later trips.

DBF and I stayed at POP, and this is what we drove up to!!http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011191.jpg

I started squealing as soon as we up to the parking lot!! We did online checkin, which was a good thing because the regular line had a lot of people checking out. We got our packet and room keys. Our room wasn't ready, but I wasn't expecting it to be ready yet because we got there at about 8:15 am. We did find out that we were in building 6 on the third floor.

We knew we were going to DHS so I of course wanted to RUN!!! to the bus hop on and hold on so we could pick up our passes and Tables in Wonderland ticket, which would mean we needed to hurry to make Rope Drop so we could get on TSM!!!! That didn't happen at all. DBF wanted to check out the map and read every pamphlet in the packet. I ended up having a panic attack.... Not good!! This ended up being the first of several :sad2:, but luckily DBF talked me out of them. This will be a theme throughout this first trip and hopefully none to follow. I can only explain that I get so excited and when something gets in the way (DBF, bus system, other folks), I freak the frak out. We ended up getting to DHS and did everything we wanted by 230pm. 9am-230pm, not bad right?!



After lunch, we got our awaited text that we are in room 6322. We got there and found it is lake facing although there is no lakeview, only trees. It is a great location, though. A very short walk to buses and Everything POP and Hippy Dippy Pool and the Computer Pool. Also very quiet which is what we wanted. We are of the mindset that we would pay more if need be, to be away from the pools.
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We got to look at Mickey's butt everyday as we got on the elevator.... LOL!!
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If you stay in the 70's buildings, use the parking for 90's. The parking for 70's is way out of the way.

)

We had the same view of Mickey's bum...lol

janabananas
09-14-2011, 08:07 PM
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EPCOT is our favorite park and we were most looking forward to being back here. Luckily I planned it for a day with evening EMH so we had 15 hours to spend there. :thumbsup2

With my cunning and deception (I had to lie to dbf), we got to RD. Dbf would not ride Soarin, so I walked with a quickness and was able to be on the first "flight" for the day. It was flipping awesome!! I missed that sensation and the smells.
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After Soarin, we ate breakfast at Sunshine Seasons and got a birthday serenade from the employees. It was really sweet. This was our first experience with a Disney breakfast. It was adequate, but not spectacular. We really weren't expecting greatness though. Luckily, they allow you to sub out foods. I didn't want the biscuit so I got extra eggs. Dbf didn't want his biscuit so he got extra french toast.
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After breakfast we rode Living with the Land. It was nice to allow breakfast to digest before Mission Space... ;)
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We pretty much walked right on to the ride with no wait. I rode green and he rode orange. It was tons of fun.

We then walked to Test Track and got into a 5 minute line..... Well we ended up being held hostage in the breifing room due to "technical difficulties" so we ended up being in line for about 20 minutes. It was such a thrill!! Dbf was giggling he had so much fun.

After Test Track we walked to Mexico . This was the start to our Drinking around EPCOT tour.

janabananas
09-14-2011, 08:08 PM
In Mexico we rode the boat ride and grabbed a Dos Equis beer. As we were leaving Mexico, we listened to the Mariachi band and watched the baby dance. So cute!
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Off to Norway we went. We looked around the pavilion and rode Maelstrom. It was fun. http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011068.jpg
We skipped the movie though because we were both getting hungry. I had the ham and apple sandwich and DBF had the salmon and egg sandwich. They were both yummy!! We had a Carlsberg beer and shot of aquavit. (yuck) We also had a duck that wanted our food. Either him or his brother followed us to AK the next day.;)http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011069.jpg
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China was next and I had plum wine and dbf had Tsingtao beer. I was getting tired so I sat on a bench while dbf looked around the pavilion.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011078.jpg
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We then went to Germany where I got a piece of caramel from the karamel shoppe and he got a beer from a side vendor. We were both happy with our choices!:goodvibes
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011085.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011082.jpg

Italy was next and we shared a glass of Rosa Regale wine. We looked around a bit, including the prices for the TS restaurants. We were a bit shocked.....:scared1:
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011086.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011087.jpg

After Italy, we walked to USA and he grabbed a Bud Light. We ended up talking to a kiosk worker while I rested. Such a nice guy, I wish I could remember his name so I can write a letter to corporate.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011089.jpg

Then Morocco welcomed us with open arms. I again rested while dbf looked around. We shared a Casa beer. We decided to make our way back to the hotel around this time. I was over exhausted... maybe slightly buzzed.;)
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Dbf insisted we go see Figment. I didn't want to but we went. I tricked him into getting up early, so it was the least I could do. I am glad we did go because I got in the a/c.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011092.jpg
We were walking in the gift shop when an employee stopped me and told me I had a phone call. It was Goofy wishing me Happy Birthday. It was really cute!!:cutie:

We then went home to POP. I was done and my feet were killing me.

We wanted to have some pool time, but it was raining, so we took a nap and watched football.

janabananas
09-14-2011, 08:09 PM
So we made our way back to EPCOT so we could make our Tokyo Dining ADR at 8:20pm. This time we started In Canada. Dbf had a Labatts. He loves the stuff as he is from the Buffalo, NY area. He cannot get it down here in my town. He was VERY happy. I had a Torontopolitan. It was YUMMY!!! It was still raining so we grabbed our drinks and made our way to the UK shops.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011095.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011096.jpg

In the UK we shared a Harp. Good stuff, we both like Harp so it was an easy choice.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011097.jpg
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We had to walk fast, in the rain to Japan. I did see the kiosk with the Grey Goose slushies. I prayed it was still open after dinner. ;)

We got to Japan and were seated immediately. We didn't get pixie dust to be seated by the window. In retrospect it wasn't a bad thing because we were too busy enjoying dinner and each others company to notice.
I had a Cherry Blossom Martini and Dbf had a large sake. Both were good.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011105.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011106.jpg

We each had an appetizer to share. We had looked at the menu months ago and saw a pork belly app "Kakuni" and "Wafu" rib app we wanted to try. Instead of picking either/or, we decided on getting both.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011107.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011108.jpg
The ribs were the winner. The Kakuni was good, but the ribs were FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. The best ribs of our trip.

For dinner, I had the Shibuya (tempura chicken & shrimp) combo. Everything on the plate was great, except for the chicken. It was edible, but not great.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011110.jpg

Dbf had the Fuji Bento Box. He was in HEAVEN!!
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011111.jpg

For dessert, I got a complimentary piece of chocolate ginger cake. So yummy! Even dbf who doesn't eat sweets liked it.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011112-1.jpg

After dinner, we went downstairs and wasted time walking around the HUGE department store. I didn't want to leave.

We ventured back over to France. I was hoping for the Grey Goose slushie and I got it!! So refreshing. DBF got a Kronenbourg 1644. He wished he would have gotten a glass of wine because he said it was the worst beer of the day.The rain stopped, but it was still very humid out. ICK!!
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011114.jpg
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After we wandered France, we left WS and went to the Seas. Be warned that although the rides are open, the aquarium shuts the lights off so you cannot see inside the exhibits to see the critters. DBF was very disappointed. He is a marine bio major and he LOVES the Seas. He could sit and watch the animals for hours. After the Seas, we walked over to Spaceship Earth and rode it. That was our last ride at EPCOT.

Although I was grumpy and tired during parts of the day, and dbf was grumpy during other parts, we had a phenominal day and night. I never gave myself time to actually look at the pavillions and the art exhibits at EPCOT. I was really glad dbf made me stop and "smell the roses" on this trip. It just reinforced how much I love EPCOT and I ended up loving it even more.

teekathepony
09-15-2011, 07:31 AM
Ooooh Kona looks fantastic! I'm getting hungry just looking at the pictures.

lovethattink
09-15-2011, 07:43 AM
Your food at Kona looks great! Love your outfits, very tropical!

janabananas
09-15-2011, 12:29 PM
Coming over from your PTR.

That salad at Pizza Planet and the cookie at Writer's Stop look great! They are on my list of things to try now!

Too bad there weren't many cupcakes at Starring Rolls!

Love the pics of Pop. We usually request the 70's near the Big Wheels, love that location. My son likes to fish in the lake there, so likes being close to it. Looks like you were the building directly across from where we usually are. It's a nice centrally located area! Not far from anything!!

I was really surprised how yummy the salad was. It had a nice, light balsamic dressing with cubed cantaloupe and cucumbers and tomatoes, and green pea mixed in. It was so refreshing.

The food at Kona was really yummy too. I forgot to write to ask to have sauces put on the side so you can dip. They sauces are really yummy but can overwhelm if the chef has a heavy hand.

janabananas
09-15-2011, 01:35 PM
:banana:I just booked for January 20-22 POFQ!!!! I originally booked for POP again but we decided on a upgrade!!!!!!! I am super duper excited. :banana:

:banana:And we got a coveted Rose and Crown dinner ADR for friday night, so we can **hopefully** watch Illuminations outside!!! And we have an ADR for Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge saturday night!!. :banana:

lovethattink
09-15-2011, 02:01 PM
:banana:I just booked for January 20-22 POFQ!!!! I originally booked for POP again but we decided on a upgrade!!!!!!! I am super duper excited. :banana:

:banana:And we got a coveted Rose and Crown dinner ADR for friday night, so we can **hopefully** watch Illuminations outside!!! And we have an ADR for Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge saturday night!!. :banana:

Congratulations, so now you have 2 upcoming trips!!! Are passholder specials out for 2012?!

dreamerchic33
09-15-2011, 05:11 PM
Welcome home! Great updates and yay for Jan! Xo

janabananas
09-15-2011, 05:33 PM
Congratulations, so now you have 2 upcoming trips!!! Are passholder specials out for 2012?!

No not yet. We know for sure we are going so we used the $$ we didn't spend this last trip as a down payment/deposit for our Jan trip. The cm said we could apply any discounts when released, so I will be stalking the passholder info for new rates!popcorn:: (closest smily to stalking ;))

How do you like CSR? We were looking at other mods besides POFQ. We toured POFQ/POR and loved them. How does CSR differ?

janabananas
09-15-2011, 05:37 PM
Welcome home! Great updates and yay for Jan! Xo

Thanks!! I wish I was still at WDW. Today was my first day back at work....:headache:

I miss the biggest decision being "what do I want to eat today?"

I saw your PTR and hope you are doing ok. Loved the pics!!

lovethattink
09-15-2011, 06:12 PM
No not yet. We know for sure we are going so we used the $$ we didn't spend this last trip as a down payment/deposit for our Jan trip. The cm said we could apply any discounts when released, so I will be stalking the passholder info for new rates!popcorn:: (closest smily to stalking ;))

How do you like CSR? We were looking at other mods besides POFQ. We toured POFQ/POR and loved them. How does CSR differ?

I've stayed at all the mods except POFQ. We are staying there in Dec!!

I love, love, love CSR!! Feel free to check out the CSR pics in my TR Disney Done Differently in my siggie. The March stay at CSR is the first posts, and the August stay starts around page 48.

CSR is very different from the other mods. First, there is a fitness center and a spa there. The fitness center is included and available for use 24/7. You can get a microwave at no cost if there is one available. It is a convention resort so it caters more to a different clientel, but as a vacationing family we have never felt out of place.

The food court works totally different than any other food court on property. You actually have a server to get your drinks, and you pay a 10% service charge unless your food is to go.

The room ammenities are a little different too. The first time we stayed we got H2O shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body lotion. This last time we didn't get the shower gel. The other mods give the H2O combination shampoo/conditioner just like the values.

Another difference in the room would be the lack of table and chairs. Instead there is a desk and 2 ottomans.

I'm not a drinker, but for someone looking for a drink and a place to enjoy it, There are 4 bars. There is the Rix Lounge, a nightclub, a bar in the food court, the Laguna Lounge just outside El Centro, and Siestas at the pool.

Mug refills are available at 3 locations. One is self-serve (Cafe Rix), the other two (Siestas at the pool and The Pepper Market food court) there is someone to refill them for you.

CSR is a huge resort. For people who have difficulty walking distances they recommend a wheel chair or using the internal bus system. When you check in there there is mention about how to get from point A to point B in the resort using the buses. There is no room close to everything. We like to be close to the main pool because that's what's important to us. My son had to use his wheelchair to get from our room to the pool or to El Centro this time. We were in the Casitas building 5. Last time we were in Cabanas 8A and he could walk to the pool, but not El Centro.

I hope this helps, those are the main difference I can think of off the top of my head.

janabananas
09-15-2011, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the info. One of the reasons I liked POFQ after walking around it, and even POP, was the fact they are small and compact. POP has lots of rooms but everything is in walking distance. That is why we chose POFQ over POR too. To each there own, right?:goodvibes

lovethattink
09-15-2011, 06:38 PM
Thanks for the info. One of the reasons I liked POFQ after walking around it, and even POP, was the fact they are small and compact. POP has lots of rooms but everything is in walking distance. That is why we chose POFQ over POR too. To each there own, right?:goodvibes

Exactly! That's the great thing about Disney, there is something for everyone. It's very diverse!!

Have you checked out Andrewilley's thread on the DIS http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2650040

Or his website?
http://www.portorleans.org/

Lots of helpful information there!

ronnmel
09-15-2011, 07:33 PM
Great first night! A long bus line is never fun, and standing can be scary I guess. Though for me it doesn't phase me too much since I had to take the bus downtown for 8 years while in college and university and often had to stand.

janabananas
09-15-2011, 07:58 PM
Great first night! A long bus line is never fun, and standing can be scary I guess. Though for me it doesn't phase me too much since I had to take the bus downtown for 8 years while in college and university and often had to stand.

I stood on a bus on the way to MK our last day and I was fine. Maybe the driver that night was rushing because he needed to get back to MK for another pick up? It might have been my perspective though because I have motion sickness issues. I got nauseated :sick:from the little ferry boats and launches at EPCOT and POFQ. We don't have a good bus system in my hometown and I have never tried it. :rotfl:

janabananas
09-15-2011, 07:59 PM
Exactly! That's the great thing about Disney, there is something for everyone. It's very diverse!!

Have you checked out Andrewilley's thread on the DIS http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2650040

Or his website?
http://www.portorleans.org/

Lots of helpful information there!

Yep I have studied both! :lmao:

ronnmel
09-15-2011, 08:39 PM
I stood on a bus on the way to MK our last day and I was fine. Maybe the driver that night was rushing because he needed to get back to MK for another pick up? It might have been my perspective though because I have motion sickness issues. I got nauseated :sick:from the little ferry boats and launches at EPCOT and POFQ. We don't have a good bus system in my hometown and I have never tried it. :rotfl:


I get motion sickness too (like my first day back from AK), and it's true that how one person drives can really affect it. However for some reason I'm completely fine on boats. I think it might be because of the breeze.

disneychic2
09-17-2011, 04:51 PM
Hey, I just jumped over from our Sept thread. I'm trying to get caught up since returning from my trip, but man, those Sept peeps can chat!!:lmao: Going on two hours of reading and I'm not even half way through!
I'm enjoying your report so far and am glad you had a great birthday.:goodvibes The food looks fabulous.

Also, DH and I stay at FQ more often than anywhere else and we absolutely love it! I think it will be just right for you guys. Looking forward to the rest of your report.:surfweb:

janabananas
09-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Hey, I just jumped over from our Sept thread. I'm trying to get caught up since returning from my trip, but man, those Sept peeps can chat!!:lmao: Going on two hours of reading and I'm not even half way through!
I'm enjoying your report so far and am glad you had a great birthday.:goodvibes The food looks fabulous.

Also, DH and I stay at FQ more often than anywhere else and we absolutely love it! I think it will be just right for you guys. Looking forward to the rest of your report.:surfweb:


:welcome:Thanks for joining me. I am super excited about POFQ. We are hoping for a good upgrade price for WL though. We shall see. If we do get to go to WL, then we will do FQ for my bday trip 2012.

I haven't been able to keep up with the Sept folks either. They are for sure chatty!!:laughing: They are such nice people too, which is a nice change from some other threads you come across.

I will be posting more shortly.

janabananas
09-17-2011, 06:38 PM
EPCOT day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42634939&postcount=21)

Drinking around EPCOT (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42634949&postcount=22)

EPCOT at night (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42634959&postcount=23)

dreamerchic33
09-18-2011, 12:00 PM
Thanks!! I wish I was still at WDW. Today was my first day back at work....:headache:

I miss the biggest decision being "what do I want to eat today?"

I saw your PTR and hope you are doing ok. Loved the pics!!

first day back at work after vacation= WORST!
At least you are going back VERY soon!
and thank you for your well wishes! xo <3

dreamerchic33
09-18-2011, 12:01 PM
In Mexico we rode the boat ride and grabbed a Dos Equis beer. As we were leaving Mexico, we listened to the Mariachi band and watched the baby dance. So cute!
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011055.jpg
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Off to Norway we went. We looked around the pavilion and rode Maelstrom. It was fun. http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011068.jpg
We skipped the movie though because we were both getting hungry. I had the ham and apple sandwich and DBF had the salmon and egg sandwich. They were both yummy!! We had a Carlsberg beer and shot of aquavit. (yuck) We also had a duck that wanted our food. Either him or his brother followed us to AK the next day.;)http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011069.jpg
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China was next and I had plum wine and dbf had Tsingtao beer. I was getting tired so I sat on a bench while dbf looked around the pavilion.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011078.jpg
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We then went to Germany where I got a piece of caramel from the karamel shoppe and he got a beer from a side vendor. We were both happy with our choices!:goodvibes
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011085.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011082.jpg

Italy was next and we shared a glass of Rosa Regale wine. We looked around a bit, including the prices for the TS restaurants. We were a bit shocked.....:scared1:
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011086.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011087.jpg

After Italy, we walked to USA and he grabbed a Bud Light. We ended up talking to a kiosk worker while I rested. Such a nice guy, I wish I could remember his name so I can write a letter to corporate.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011089.jpg

Then Morocco welcomed us with open arms. I again rested while dbf looked around. We shared a Casa beer. We decided to make our way back to the hotel around this time. I was over exhausted... maybe slightly buzzed.;)
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011090.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011091.jpg


Dbf insisted we go see Figment. I didn't want to but we went. I tricked him into getting up early, so it was the least I could do. I am glad we did go because I got in the a/c.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011092.jpg
We were walking in the gift shop when an employee stopped me and told me I had a phone call. It was Goofy wishing me Happy Birthday. It was really cute!!:cutie:

We then went home to POP. I was done and my feet were killing me.

We wanted to have some pool time, but it was raining, so we took a nap and watched football.

I love all the hats he took pictures with!
Great update!

dreamerchic33
09-18-2011, 12:03 PM
So we made our way back to EPCOT so we could make our Tokyo Dining ADR at 8:20pm. This time we started In Canada. Dbf had a Labatts. He loves the stuff as he is from the Buffalo, NY area. He cannot get it down here in my town. He was VERY happy. I had a Torontopolitan. It was YUMMY!!! It was still raining so we grabbed our drinks and made our way to the UK shops.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011095.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011096.jpg

In the UK we shared a Harp. Good stuff, we both like Harp so it was an easy choice.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011097.jpg
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http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011101.jpg

We had to walk fast, in the rain to Japan. I did see the kiosk with the Grey Goose slushies. I prayed it was still open after dinner. ;)

We got to Japan and were seated immediately. We didn't get pixie dust to be seated by the window. In retrospect it wasn't a bad thing because we were too busy enjoying dinner and each others company to notice.
I had a Cherry Blossom Martini and Dbf had a large sake. Both were good.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011105.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011106.jpg

We each had an appetizer to share. We had looked at the menu months ago and saw a pork belly app "Kakuni" and "Wafu" rib app we wanted to try. Instead of picking either/or, we decided on getting both.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011107.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011108.jpg
The ribs were the winner. The Kakuni was good, but the ribs were FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. The best ribs of our trip.

For dinner, I had the Shibuya (tempura chicken & shrimp) combo. Everything on the plate was great, except for the chicken. It was edible, but not great.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011110.jpg

Dbf had the Fuji Bento Box. He was in HEAVEN!!
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011111.jpg

For dessert, I got a complimentary piece of chocolate ginger cake. So yummy! Even dbf who doesn't eat sweets liked it.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011112-1.jpg

After dinner, we went downstairs and wasted time walking around the HUGE department store. I didn't want to leave.

We ventured back over to France. I was hoping for the Grey Goose slushie and I got it!! So refreshing. DBF got a Kronenbourg 1644. He wished he would have gotten a glass of wine because he said it was the worst beer of the day.The rain stopped, but it was still very humid out. ICK!!
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011114.jpg
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/janabananas/disney%20stuff/bday%20trip%202011/bdaytrip2011115.jpg

After we wandered France, we left WS and went to the Seas. Be warned that although the rides are open, the aquarium shuts the lights off so you cannot see inside the exhibits to see the critters. DBF was very disappointed. He is a marine bio major and he LOVES the Seas. He could sit and watch the animals for hours. After the Seas, we walked over to Spaceship Earth and rode it. That was our last ride at EPCOT.

Although I was grumpy and tired during parts of the day, and dbf was grumpy during other parts, we had a phenominal day and night. I never gave myself time to actually look at the pavillions and the art exhibits at EPCOT. I was really glad dbf made me stop and "smell the roses" on this trip. It just reinforced how much I love EPCOT and I ended up loving it even more.

yummy yummy yummy!you look so pretty in that color btw!

disneydiva16
09-18-2011, 02:15 PM
Janabananas~Sorry I am late for the party, but I am here now!!!:goodvibes Love seeing all the pictures from your trip!! Makes me even more excited to be going in a week! The food does look awesome! Especially the complimentarty ginger cake....YUM!!:)

ronnmel
09-18-2011, 08:50 PM
I think we had the same piece of caramel from Germany. popcorn::

Looks like you had a very good run of drinking around the world. Too bad for the rain though.

janabananas
09-19-2011, 12:06 PM
yummy yummy yummy!you look so pretty in that color btw!


It was a very yummy day!! And thanks for the compliment, you are making me blush! :flower3:

janabananas
09-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Janabananas~Sorry I am late for the party, but I am here now!!!:goodvibes Love seeing all the pictures from your trip!! Makes me even more excited to be going in a week! The food does look awesome! Especially the complimentarty ginger cake....YUM!!:)

:welcome:

The more the merrier!!

EPCOT was our favorite food day. Everything we had was great (except for the tempura chicken). In retrospect, I should have gone with the shrimp and scallops. I was so afraid that the scallops would be bad that I figured the chicken would be safe. It wasn't horrible, but I was disappointed in it. Oh well what can you do, I surely didn't let it ruin my night! ;)

janabananas
09-19-2011, 12:19 PM
I think we had the same piece of caramel from Germany. popcorn::

Looks like you had a very good run of drinking around the world. Too bad for the rain though.

That caramel was very yummy. I was so excited for it I forgot to take a pic before I bit into it! :laughing: Dbf had to remind me to take the pic before I inhaled the rest.

We did have fun, even with the rain. I am used to afternoon showers, so I figured it would stop while we were napping. It did cool off the day though, so you take what you get right? :rotfl:

ZehnJahren
09-19-2011, 12:45 PM
I followed your PTR but didn't even realize you'd started a TR! I'm in; enjoying everything so far! That little girl with the mariachi band is adorable!

janabananas
09-19-2011, 05:15 PM
I followed your PTR but didn't even realize you'd started a TR! I'm in; enjoying everything so far! That little girl with the mariachi band is adorable!

:welcome:

Thanks for joining me!!

It was such a cute moment, I had to capture it!!

More to come tomorrow w/ AK day( I hope). I am going back to working 6 days a week :eek: so I can save money for F&W and our anniversary trip in January and my bday trip next September. Seems like I am a slave to my Disney vacations!! Therefore I won't have much time for anything else.:sad1:

janabananas
09-26-2011, 05:04 PM
Help!! Need advice from anyone who has stayed at BWV value studio and/or AKV value studio/standard room.

I am hoping to rent DVC points for sept 2012. I could do 4 nights at BWV or 5 nights at AKV for only $40 more, or 4 nights at AKV standard room for $26 than BWV.

I really like the location of BWV as it is so close to EPCOT. But I also like AKV for many reasons too, including dining options.

If you have stayed at BWV or AKL, can you give me some insight??

It is gonna be an adult trip again, and it will be at the end of our year with the AP, so we won't be park touring like crazy....

If we do the 5 day option, DBF doesnt want to lose that many days at work, but I figure it is a year away. We can save up and plan ahead. I might go over the first day by myself, just so I can get a day away from everyone!! Or take him home sunday afternoon, and come back for monday.

I know it is a good problem to have right?? ;)

lbuzz52
09-30-2011, 09:33 AM
looks like a fun time was had! how can you dbf not ride soarin!

lovethattink
09-30-2011, 09:50 AM
I'm not much help, but I've stayed at BWV. We really enjoyed it. We were on the first floor and our patio was facing the driveway into BWV. It was so nice to walk to Epcot! If it was up to me I'd go with BWV, if it was up to my dh he would choose AKV Savanah view.

dreamerchic33
09-30-2011, 02:02 PM
We have stayed at BWV many a time, and LOVE it!! it is one of my favorite places!!!!!

janabananas
10-01-2011, 10:47 PM
I interrupt this TR with small itty bitty TR from today!!

I had a go to the 40th anniversary!!

So I started my morning at 5am, and left the house at 5:45am, and made it to the MK maingate ay 7:18am!! Good timing, didn't even speed!;)
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I grabbed bf at Kona Cafe. Yummy macademia nut pancakes and ham and real coffee!! I have pics will add later.
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I had planned on an active day but my body decided NO WAY JOSE!! Stupid joints, stupid health!!! BLAH!! I overdid it....

The plan was to go to MK for rd, maybe ride rides, then jump around after the 40th ann presentation at 10am. Run over to EPCOT to ride Soarin, maybe TT?? Then get an idea of BWV, then go to AK to ride EE, then look around AKL, then to DHS for RNR and lunch at HBD, then back to EPCOT for F&W, then to VWL to check that out, then back to MK for either Wishes or get car and go home...... DID NOT HAPPEN!!

I made rd, rode BTM and POTC as walk ons. I walked over to Main Street to watch the presentation. I left when it ended.
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I made it over to EPCOT and saw the electric sign that the Soarin FP time was exactly at my ADR time so I walked over to TT and rode single rider line. I then walked over to the Land and grabbed my FP for about 1.5 hours after lunch.

I walked over to BW through FW and the HOLY MOSES was it busy F&W to get to the boat for BW. I missed the boat by 2 minutes. BOOOOO!! My legs started to fail me at this point. I was pushing myself and didn't hydrate. I looked around BW and really loved the theming. So pretty. I left and got the bus to AK. I got there and realized that I just could not walk to the back of the park and ride EE and walk back to get the bus to AKL to check that out, timing or pain level. I took advil in the morning but it wore off and I didn't bring extra. Big mistake.


I walked looked around AKL and realized that it just wasn't us. So that is marked off our list. I made it back to DHS with time to spare so I rode RNR then made my ADR early. This is where I am annoyed. I ate at HBD and had the Cobb Salad and Grapefruit cake. I am sad to say I was not impressed with the experience and won't be returning. The food was good. I was hoping the cake had more grapefruit flavor though. I might have been expecting too much though, considering I can grab a fresh grapefruit from my backyard tree. I love the tart & sweet. Oh, well.

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The overall experience was disappointing, and I didn't find the staff friendly at all. The service was really slow although the place wasn't even 1/2 full. I also hate being held "restaurant hostage" at the end of a meal. Just let me pay already.

Well after sitting for an hour, I got up and realized that my legs and hips where toast... No joke. I was gonna go back to EPCOT and use my FP, but I decided to heck with it. So I grabbed a bus to WL and took a quick look around. We have a trip in Jan. planned and I am thinking of upgrading to WL, when the GP discounts get released Oct 5th. Yes, I found out from the boards......

So I loved WL alot, and will be upgrading if the price is right!!

I took the boat from WL to the CR.
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I figured I would grab the monorail to TTC and head home. I have never been in CR and realized it is not my style. Way too open and loud..... Holy Moses!!


SOOOOOOOO, where are we going to stay in September? I talked it over with dbf and because of the location and theming and general vibe, we will be (hoepfully) booking at ......BWV.....!!!!! I am excited about this!!!!:woohoo::banana::dance3::yay::cool1: :cloud9:

janabananas
10-01-2011, 11:38 PM
looks like a fun time was had! how can you dbf not ride soarin!

Normally I would say he is just weird (which he is.... :rotfl:)

He is afraid of heights, if he is not on solid ground.... He can be on the 100th floor of a hotel and be fine, but he doesn't do feet danging heights or going upside down.... So he didn't do RNR, but he rode TOT with no problem.

ronnmel
10-01-2011, 11:43 PM
Wow! Even though you say your body failed you, I think you have accomplished A LOT in just one day!!

How was the presentation at MK? I take it you didn't stay to watch Wishes at the end?

You say you didn't take a FP for Soarin since it was during your ADR. You don't like coming back after the FP time? I don't find it's breaking a rule since CM (almost) always let you do that without so much raising an eyebrow.

I don't know that I could ever stay at Boardwalk, the clown pool disturbs me. I'm not scared of clown, but that one is creepy.

janabananas
10-02-2011, 01:05 AM
Wow! Even though you say your body failed you, I think you have accomplished A LOT in just one day!!

How was the presentation at MK? I take it you didn't stay to watch Wishes at the end?

You say you didn't take a FP for Soarin since it was during your ADR. You don't like coming back after the FP time? I don't find it's breaking a rule since CM (almost) always let you do that without so much raising an eyebrow.

I don't know that I could ever stay at Boardwalk, the clown pool disturbs me. I'm not scared of clown, but that one is creepy.

It was packed today and I didn't want to chance getting denied using it late. I have no problem using it late but I have read people getting denied during really busy times.

I was lucky enough to see the wait times/fp distribution time sign before I got to the Land, so I just detoured and grabed it after TT. I was going to go back and use the FP after lunch, but I didn't think I could handle the walk back through EPCOT. It was like sardines through there. Just a word of warning: do not do F&W on the 1st weekend!!! I wasn't even going to grab anything, just look around. It was too much.

The presentation was really nice. They showed past Disney insignias and played past music. I did not make Wishes which made me sad.

The Clown freaked me out today!! I plan on avoiding him!! To the quiet pool I will go.


I forgot to mention, on my way to WL, I ran into a couple that have owned DVC for years and they gave me some great info that helped us decide on BWV. I think the biggest factor is the closeness to EPCOT. It is our favorite and we love eating there and we will be close to other places we want to try at BC/YC/Swalphin.

ronnmel
10-02-2011, 09:34 AM
Oh yeah, it does make sense that on a packed day they might not accept it, especially for Soarin.

Yes, the BW does have the very big advantage of being within walking distance of Epcot AND HS.

lovethattink
10-02-2011, 05:02 PM
Wow! Talk about researching the resorts! Isn't it wonderful to be able to check them out in person?

I hope you are feeling better today. Sounds like you covered alot of territory.

Did you get any pics of the 40th birthday celebration? I had friends that went over to mk very early, but they missed everything. They were in those crazy lines for merchandise.

I knew it would be a mad house at MK and Epcot yesterday so we went to Sea World's Spooktacular. Then to F&W festival in the evening for a couple hours. What a zoo!! We hope to go Monday afternoon to check out the booths. Hopefully alot less people will be there on a weekday!

I hope you enjoy your stay in September 2012! I'm sure it will be very convenient to be so close to Epcot. That clown slide is a bit freaky, but the resort is very nice!

janabananas
10-02-2011, 05:16 PM
I got a few pics but I was pretty far back and not that much to see really. :(

It was really cool to be able to see all the hotels. If I ever hop that much, I will drive around instead of depending on Disney Transport. My body will thank me for it.

I do feel better today, except my shins and calves are screaming in pain. At least I can lift my legs now. I had difficulty getting into the shower this morning. I am seriously considering a ecv for our next long trip trip. However, **hopefully** I will be getting my heart cath in March/April and will be able to get off all these meds and be back to "normal" again. I actually found the monorail ramps the most difficult to walk up.

janabananas
10-02-2011, 06:15 PM
lovethatthink,

I found out that DS8, Joey, has an unknown food allergy? He woke up friday morning completely covered in hives. We gave him benadryl (cause we didn't know what was going on). He had much less hives after that, until he wanted scrambled eggs and chocolate milk for a snack b4 his dr appt. Within an hour and a half, he was covered in hives again. So dr is thinking either dairy or egg allergy?? Do these things really pop up and develop overnight like that? I am so confused.

lovethattink
10-02-2011, 06:27 PM
lovethatthink,

I found out that DS8, Joey, has an unknown food allergy? He woke up friday morning completely covered in hives. We gave him benadryl (cause we didn't know what was going on). He had much less hives after that, until he wanted scrambled eggs and chocolate milk for a snack b4 his dr appt. Within an hour and a half, he was covered in hives again. So dr is thinking either dairy or egg allergy?? Do these things really pop up and develop overnight like that? I am so confused.

They can pop up fast. My 17 year old's peanut allergy did. One day he was eating boiled peanuts at the ball game. The next day he was eating them elsewhere and bam, his throat closed up. He was sent for allergy skin tests and ended up allergic to 80-some of the 120 things they tested him for.

Did the doctor order a test or an elimination diet to find out? You didn't recently switch laundry detergent or soaps?

My youngest had hives head to toe last summer after starting his new seizure med. We blamed it on the med, but found out it was the laundry detergent. Switched back to our old detergent and the hives never came back.

sillylily
10-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Yes ma'am, they can come on like lightning. Human allergies can change completely every seven years, my DDs peanut allergy was an overnight change as well!

janabananas
10-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Wow totally didn't realize that!!

I asked the dr about detergents (because I always use All Pure and ex-mil & ex-husband change based on sale prices), and he stated it was not a contact reaction, but a systemic reaction??:confused3

He is on an oral cortizone & benadryl and it sems to have cleared up mostly. He didn't order any testing, yet, but said he would if it need be. He didn't have any throat closing up or anything other than a rash happen, so thank goodness for that.

BorkBorkBork
10-03-2011, 12:33 AM
Normally I would say he is just weird (which he is.... :rotfl:)

He is afraid of heights, if he is not on solid ground.... He can be on the 100th floor of a hotel and be fine, but he doesn't do feet danging heights or going upside down.... So he didn't do RNR, but he rode TOT with no problem.

I am the same way. I also did TOT (I wouldn't say "with no problem", it was fun but i was terrified!) I feel like I'll fall out of the theater with those dome IMAX movies so I know Soarin', where you're actually dangling in the air, would be really hard. I'll try it when my DD is tall enough to ride it though!

Wow! Even though you say your body failed you, I think you have accomplished A LOT in just one day!!

How was the presentation at MK? I take it you didn't stay to watch Wishes at the end?

You say you didn't take a FP for Soarin since it was during your ADR. You don't like coming back after the FP time? I don't find it's breaking a rule since CM (almost) always let you do that without so much raising an eyebrow.

I don't know that I could ever stay at Boardwalk, the clown pool disturbs me. I'm not scared of clown, but that one is creepy.

You did do SO much in one day! Way to go! I'm sorry you're in such pain when you walk and I hope it gets better soon with less/different meds!

That clown pool disturbs me too and I don't think I could stay at Boardwalk because of it. We're looking at POFQ and even those jester/clown heads they use in the decor make me a little uncomfortable, I gotta say! :scared1:

janabananas
10-03-2011, 08:49 AM
I am the same way. I also did TOT (I wouldn't say "with no problem", it was fun but i was terrified!) I feel like I'll fall out of the theater with those dome IMAX movies so I know Soarin', where you're actually dangling in the air, would be really hard. I'll try it when my DD is tall enough to ride it though!



You did do SO much in one day! Way to go! I'm sorry you're in such pain when you walk and I hope it gets better soon with less/different meds!

That clown pool disturbs me too and I don't think I could stay at Boardwalk because of it. We're looking at POFQ and even those jester/clown heads they use in the decor make me a little uncomfortable, I gotta say! :scared1:

I got slightly motion sick after Soarin and I felt wobbly, like I just got off a boat. :sick: But I feel the ride is worth 5 minutes of wonkiness!;)

I saw the Clown up close and personal...... Yikes, but I plan on booking a standard room which overlooks the parking lot, and using the quiet pool. We could get a boardwalk view/pool view, but we are "cheap". As Dbf said, we don't plan on spending time looking out the window and quite frankly we want to be as far away from noise as possible. And we would rather use that extra money on dining.

We toured and then booked at POFQ in January. I agree those damn jester clown heads are freaky!! I am planning on upgrading to WL though, (when the GP discount comes out Oct 5th..... psssssssst don't tell anyone til I do my upgrade, then by all means spread the word!! ;))

janabananas
10-05-2011, 09:10 AM
Dear TR and TR readers,

I apologize for neglecting you! I promise there is more to come, but I have been busy at work, with kids, and stalking the DIS and Disney website for
AP rates!! And guess what?!?!?!


I GOT IT!!!!!

We are gonna be staying at WL, with courtyard view, for 40% off!! I about cried when she gave me the price I was so happy. I was only expecting a standard (crappy) view, but got CY!!!

teekathepony
10-05-2011, 09:17 AM
Dear TR and TR readers,

I apologize for neglecting you! I promise there is more to come, but I have been busy at work, with kids, and stalking the DIS and Disney website for
AP rates!! And guess what?!?!?!


I GOT IT!!!!!

We are gonna be staying at WL, with courtyard view, for 40% off!! I about cried when she gave me the price I was so happy. I was only expecting a standard (crappy) view, but got CY!!!

Woo hoo!!! Great news! Congratulations!!

ronnmel
10-05-2011, 09:04 PM
Yay! That's awesome!

janabananas
10-05-2011, 09:37 PM
I had wanted to rent DVC points for BWV studio, standard view, because it is so much of a better deal than even AP rates, for sept 2012. I waited today to see if I could get my request. And I got the confirmation that we got the dates!!! YEAH!!! And we are already paid in full!! So all we have to save up for now is food/drinking costs!! :cool1:

We saved a ton of cash!! We got a $345 rack room rate cut down to $149 a night!!! Even with an AP discount, it would have been at least $200 a night!

ronnmel
10-05-2011, 09:40 PM
149$ a night for an Epcot resort? :eek: I seriously got to start looking into renting DVC points...

janabananas
10-05-2011, 10:16 PM
That is what I said!! I used David's dvc rental, a DIS sponsor. I was skeptical at first and there are some things to consider before booking, you must know for sure your dates in about a year in advance, are ok to pay in full at time of booking, no cancellations, and limited mousekeping, then go for it!!

David and Melissa were super helpful through the process and answered all my questions quickly. Thier website has SOOO much info. They are out of Canada also.

teekathepony
10-06-2011, 07:34 AM
Holy cow!! That's a phenomenal deal!

lovethattink
10-06-2011, 08:44 AM
Wow! Congratulations!!

MamaJessie
10-06-2011, 02:30 PM
Ok so I only read the 40th mini TR so far and WOWZA you can pack a lot into one day. Sounds like so much fun. Darn kids slowing me down :rotfl: I'll have to fly down solo to tour the world Janabanana style, seems like fun!!

janabananas
10-06-2011, 04:31 PM
Ok so I only read the 40th mini TR so far and WOWZA you can pack a lot into one day. Sounds like so much fun. Darn kids slowing me down :rotfl: I'll have to fly down solo to tour the world Janabanana style, seems like fun!!

It was fun! I got to ride 4 of my fav rides! And check out what "I" wanted to see.

I am getting SAP's for the boys too, and planning on taking them for my oldest's son 13th bday Oct 16th. That trip will be about what he wants to do.

Marblies
10-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Just letting you know I am joining in! Haven't caught up yet, but I will!

janabananas
10-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Sorry I have neglected you and my readers. I will finish my bday tr so I can add my trip tomorrow for Nick, my eldest son's, 13th bday.:)

We are gonna go to DHS. The boys love Star Wars so that is a must go to for us. He also wants to ride RNR, and TOT. I want them to experience TSM. Nick rode it when he was 2 1/2. My youngest son has never been to WDW, so he is super excited. He will be getting his first visit pin, and Nick will get his Happy Bday pin.

They wanted to eat at either Rainforest Cafe or TREX so we could go to LEGO store after, and TREX was unavailable. So to RFC we go. The latest ADR I could get was at 3pm. I don't mind leaving HS early. I figure we will be there at RD so we should be able to get everything done by then.

Wish me luck, ya'll!! ;)

janabananas
10-15-2011, 08:35 PM
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This was by far my worst park day. I had several freak the frak outs, including trying to get bf at Everything POP. I saw the crowd, flipped, and left. We got to AK later than I wanted to, around 945am, instead of 9am. Dbf decided he needed food before he could go on, so we stopped for danishes. He then decided he needed to look at animals, while I wanted to hit all the rides, eat, then look at the critters and go home. All great plans go to crap though. Speaking of crap, while he was looking at the animals a stork took a very large poo on him. HAHA :laughing:

He ran like his hair was on fire and got cleaned up. The restroom was pretty close to the Safari so we went on that and saw CRITTERS!!

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After the critters, we went on the walking trail.
(I feel ya dude, I want a nap too.)
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And then the train to Conservation Station.
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At this point, I realized I was not up to walking around all day. I was feeling pretty crappy and hot. I have to agree with what I have read from others, that AK just seems hotter then the rest of the parks. ICK!! I think I was slightly dehydrated as well.

We walked over to Kali River Rapids and he wanted to do the walking trail there. I said to heck with that I am sitting. I could not find anyshade so I said to heck with it. I joined him, glad I did too. It was cooler in there.

(can I join you, you look like a comfy kitty?)
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We got done and did Kali. It was not as wet as I remember. I got wet, don't get me wrong, but last time I got SOAKED!! BTW, that day Kali had no FP so everyone was in standby (wierd?!). It was also our longest wait. Or at least seemed like it.

We got to EE and pretty much walked right on. It was in the a/c so it seemed like the wait was short. It may have been longer than Kali, but the a/c made it seem shorter anyways. We loved EE!! Dbf has never been to AK and when we got to the top just where they hold for 5 seconds (that seems like 5 minutes) he almost flipped the frak out!! Remember the fear of heights thing? He had a blast but will skip it next time.

We then walked to Dinosaur and then had lunch at Flametree BBQ.

We had the rib/chicken combo and the turkey sandwich. We shared everything. The chicken was the big winner!! Next time we are going to get that and try the pulled pork. The ribs and sandwich were disappointments and not very good. Our duck friend from EPCOT joined us (or at least his cousin or BIL did and a friend this time and more poop, this time I almost got pooped on)
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After lunch, we decided we were done. I was hot and cranky and DBF got pooped on. BTW a month later he still talks about it...:rolleyes:

We went home to nap and watch football. We were gonna go to the pool but I was in a poopy mood still so we said to heck with it.

Next is POFQ/POR/DTD/Raglan Road dinner.

*just fyi, my computer has eaten this review for this day 3 times, so this is the condensed version.*

janabananas
10-15-2011, 09:15 PM
We got napped and cleaned up and got ourselves out the door. We (me mostly) had wanted to check out POFQ/POR to see where we wanted to stay for our anniversary. We knew we would have to transfer from POP to a park to POFQ. So we got on the DHS bus and then hopped on POFQ, with about 5 seconds to spare. 1st time we ran today.

We walked around a bit (had a beignet, I wasn't impressed. I guess I will have to go to NOLA to get real one) and hopped on the boat to POR to check it out too. They were both very nice resorts. Just a tip, if you need an elevator ask for either a first floor in AB or a mansion. AB doesn't have elevators.

We walked around and looked in the food court and then jumped on a boat to DTD. This is us on the boat. I was very happy that a random guy asked us if we wanted a pic together. He was very kind.
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Can I just tell you, if you are not in a hurry, take this boat ride. It is nice and relaxing and the driver we had was very interesting to listen to. I wish we could have launched about 20 minutes earlier though so we could have seen everything along the waterway.

We arrived in DTD over by Rainforest Cafe and made our way to Raglan Road. We took our time because we had an hour for our ADR.

We looked in on EOS (looks yummy) and wandered the World of Disney store. There was some concert going on so it was easier going through the store than outside. I wish I had a million buck cause I wanted to buy EVERYTHING!!! So this is the point in time I got melancholy. Because of my medical issues, I can no longer have kids. I love my boys but always kind of wanted a little girl. It was my bday and I was just turning 32. I got pretty sad. At this point I was on a mission to drink.:sad1:

We got to the Legostore and I picked up stuff for the boys. I told them I would find them something, so more Bionicles it is.....:rolleyes:

We made it to Ragland Road about 15 minutes early. I asked if we could sit early, but they said no, unless you want to sit at a table by the bar. We took this option. We are pretty used to eating at the bar, instead of a table when we go out to restaurants at home, so this was not an issue for us.

We got the best waiter, Matt. So nice and helpful!! He took a pic of us.
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As for food, I knew I was gonna get the meatgasm app and a bowl of soup and cabbage side for dinner. OMG!! The meatgasm was SPECTACULAR!!!
Deep fried scallops, ribs, bangers, chicken. I was in meat heaven!!

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Dbf had the beef curry pie. It was just spicy enough for him to be happy.
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I then got the "HOLY MOSES THIS IS GOOD" bread pudding!!!
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Followed by our alcohol indulgences for the evening. I got a sangria (no pic) and a beer flight. I feel in love with Kilkenny, and had my stand by's of Magners, Harp, and Smithwicks.
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Dbf had an Irish Whiskey flight and his own full size big boy Smithwicks.

After dinner, we went to the gift shop and I picked up a family crest pin. I am a proud Spencer and was glad to find my name.

After looking around I got wonky (I think it was the meat, or maybe the beer??) So we made our way to the bus. This was my second run of the day. The POP bus had just boarded and knew it would be awhile for the next one to come, so I ran in heels..... Ouch, no bueno.

We got home and went to bed, I was still sad, but I got over it. It heppens from time to time. I was also sad because I didn't want to leave. I wanted to stay for another 4 days.

janabananas
10-15-2011, 09:45 PM
We had a pretty late start this day. Dbf packed the car up. It was determined that I am not allowed around the car while I am on vacation because everytime I am around it I loss my stuff.

We then went to Everything POP and grabbed bf. It was a bit later than the day before, so it was less crowded than OMG crowded.
I had the ham & cheese omelet. Pretty tasty.
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Dbf had the bounty platter. He was happy too. No danish today!
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We made it to the Magic Kingdom and started our day.
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We got on the train and made our way to BTMRR with no wait. Then walked to POTC with another walk on no wait.

We went to Jungle Cruise and grabbed FP because the time to get on was in 45 minutes from then and the standby line was 20 minutes. (hello people grab the FP then a Dolewhip, then get on the ride, you will thank me later).

We went to the Tiki Room, loved it. I haven't seen it since I was a kid. Then found the potty and noticed a tropical oasis...... The Dole Whip stand!!!:cloud9:
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OMG more yummy snacks!!!

After we used our Jungle Cruise FP we walked over to Haunted mansion. Loved the new interactive queue.
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After HM, we went on the river boat. I hate to say it, but I wish we would have skipped it. I was getting hot and annoyed. Where is the gas pedal on this thing!!
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We got off and had lunch at Columbia Harbour House. I had the shrimp and fries. I was happy with my selection. Dbf has the new Lobster roll and was very satisfied with it.
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We knew we needed to leave soon, so we walked over to Space Mountain and the sign said 10 min wait. Heck yeah!! Let's do this!!! We got on and as soon as we stopped the line stopped..... For 20 minutes, we got held ride hostage again. I told dbf if we were in the line for 5 more minutes we hd to leave. I had to get him to work at 7pm.

Well about a minute before my time limit was up, the line started moving and we got on. I am glad I waited, it was such a thrill!!

And this is my good bye to the castle.
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Dbf final insult to injury.... He was using the rest room before we left MK and his belt buckle popped right off!! He was so upset about that, that he forgot his sunglasses in the restroom.

What a trip!! I am gonna miss this place. I didn't want to leave. Can we just live at MK or at least on Disney property??? When I grow up I want to be a DVC owner!!!

teekathepony
10-17-2011, 07:47 AM
"After HM, we went on the river boat. I hate to say it, but I wish we would have skipped it. I was getting hot and annoyed. Where is the gas pedal on this thing!!"

I laughed so hard, I was about to jump overboard when I rode it!

Grreat update, though sorry you had to leave and got held ride captive! lol

janabananas
10-17-2011, 08:09 AM
"After HM, we went on the river boat. I hate to say it, but I wish we would have skipped it. I was getting hot and annoyed. Where is the gas pedal on this thing!!"

I laughed so hard, I was about to jump overboard when I rode it!

Grreat update, though sorry you had to leave and got held ride captive! lol

Ride captive isn't toooo terrible as long as it is in an a/c queue. Otherwise forget it! :rotfl:

There are some rides/attractions/shows that you only need to go on once in your lifetime...... I forgot that the riverboat was that ride for me.

ronnmel
10-17-2011, 09:20 AM
I enjoyed reading your TR. :)

janabananas
10-17-2011, 10:19 AM
Thanks Ronnmel!! Still more to come though. I will be adding TR from yesterday.


And I just saw your new ticker!! Congrats on the new sweet pea!!! I wish you and your new family all the best!! :hug:

MissMichelle
10-17-2011, 10:34 AM
Your report is making me so excited for my next *adult* trip! Especially since I have said I want to drink around Epcot and though we get drinks, it is usually spread across a few days of visiting.

Can't wait to read on but just had to say Hello! ;)

janabananas
10-17-2011, 10:43 AM
Your report is making me so excited for my next *adult* trip! Especially since I have said I want to drink around Epcot and though we get drinks, it is usually spread across a few days of visiting.

Can't wait to read on but just had to say Hello! ;)

Welcome!! :welcome: I hope you have a great adult-only trip!!

ChefDisneyLu
10-17-2011, 11:24 AM
thank u for sharing your tr! i cant wait to hear about your WDW filled year.

I love POFQ and WL I am pretty sure that POFQ is my all time fave place I have stayed but I want to stay at all of the WDW resorts so I have not been back....yet!

Also, Artisy Point is one of the best plaves to eat in all of WDW so enjoy!

thanks again.

Lisa

janabananas
10-17-2011, 11:45 AM
thank u for sharing your tr! i cant wait to hear about your WDW filled year.

I love POFQ and WL I am pretty sure that POFQ is my all time fave place I have stayed but I want to stay at all of the WDW resorts so I have not been back....yet!

Also, Artisy Point is one of the best plaves to eat in all of WDW so enjoy!

thanks again.

Lisa

WELCOME!! :welcome:



Will have more to come soon. Need to type up and add pics from yesterday's adventure and write a mini PTR for F&W in two weeks!!

ronnmel
10-17-2011, 06:09 PM
Thanks Ronnmel!! Still more to come though. I will be adding TR from yesterday.


And I just saw your new ticker!! Congrats on the new sweet pea!!! I wish you and your new family all the best!! :hug:


Thank you! We are very excited for our little Peanut!:goodvibes

janabananas
10-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Nick 13 and Joey 8
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We went to DHS and EPCOT and DTD (Rainforest Café ADR and Lego Store shopping trip) for my oldest son, Nick’s 13th birthday. Both of my boys, Nick and Joey my 8 year old, have been VERY excited to go, so off we went. The boys love Star Wars A LOT, so I knew they would like going to DHS for Star Tours, as well as TSM because they love video & arcade games.

I know I am the “wake up early, bright eyed and bushy tailed” sort, but I was not expecting them to be up at 4am in their excitement….. HOLY COW was it early!! This did make it easier to get them out of the house by 6:45am though. The little guy is the notorious late one out of the bunch. We loaded into the car and made the drive over to WDW. We made the usual 1.5 hour drive in less than that. We arrived at DHS at 8:08am according to the parking slip. I got the boys’ their passes and made a pit stop, and got in line for the mad dash to TSM.

They didn’t realize or understand how this works, so I had to give them the express review… LOL. An older couple behind us was listening in, and laughing at their reaction. Pretty much, my speech was stay together, hold on to each other’s shirts, and step lively. Do not run, but walk at a fast pace, otherwise you will get left behind.

We got in line for TSM (not the TSM FP line) and got on and off within 20 minutes. I really don’t understand why people get in line for the FP when the standby line goes by much quicker. I guess if one person gets in the standby line and one gets in the FP line they can ride it twice. I did notice when we got off that the FP time was already around 1pm. Yikes. Btw they liked it but didn’t want to go on it again.

We walked over to ToT and RnR. The wait for ToT was nothing but when we got to the point to walk onto the elevator both kids chickened out, and I can’t ride it, so we got donuts and a danish for me. I rode single rider for RnR because neither one of them would go on it. We then made our way over to Star Tours. In hindsight, I should have just gone over there first.
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That is what they really wanted to do. I had a preconceived notion of what the touring plan “should” be, but didn’t take into consideration what they wanted to do. So with FP, we were able to ride it twice. Lesson learned my friends. We decided to leave; since I knew there was nothing else there they wanted to do. Next trip we will do the “Blow up the cars” show, we missed it because of the ADR time.

So this is my disclaimer …. Every plan we made for today was based on the fact we had ADR at Rainforest Café at 3pm. I was so worried about making it, I couldn’t really enjoy the day, I was a nervous wreck. Another lesson learned ya’ll, I will never make another lunch ADR, unless it is for a day where we have no other plans. This happened to me on the 40th anniversary day too. I was locked into a lunch ADR for HBD, so I couldn’t ride EE at AK.

Anywho, we were done at DHS so we drove over to EPCOT to do TT. I figured they would like it, but when we got there the FP time was at the exact time as our ADR, and I didn’t want to drive all the way back to EPCOT after eating and Lego Store. So that was a bust. I decided we had to go on something, didn’t want to waste time at EPCOT, so I talked them into Mission: Space, and I am glad I did. They LOVED it!!
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They would have ridden it again, but they were getting hungry for a snack. So we went over the Electric Umbrella and got some fries to share. I was also the bad mom, and ordered water, but got soda also. Flame away. I felt bad about it, but we did get water first, then the boys asked if they could get Coke for the road and I allowed it.

When we walked in to EPCOT, the boys wanted to get in the “Ball” and wanted to ride the monorail. So I decided we had enough time, so on our way out we got in the ball and they loved it. Not because of the ride itself, but because they made up their future and it was completely ridiculous. They got a kick out of the faces being on the animated bodies…. Go figure kids. We then got on the monorail and did a round trip to MK. I noticed that the MK parking lot was almost empty.

We got back to the parking lot at EPCOT and I lost the kids in the cars. In actuality, they got themselves lost….. But security had to wrangle them and bring them back to me. I was in TEARS.

We made it over to DTD and our lunch ADR (the bane of my day). They had fun, so I am glad we went but wish I would have been able to make a later ADR, 3pm was the latest they had available all day. It was packed! The kids liked seeing the animals and the rain showers. The food was good and we got the biggest dessert on the planet, the Volcano Brownie.
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We then went over to the Lego Store and the kids had a blast. I let them play for awhile. This is what they wanted to do all day. They picked out their purchases and we were on our way home.
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The boys had fun but I am sure they would have had more fun if we didn’t have the time constraints of the lunch ADR. So I decided to find a weekend in the upcoming future, before spring break and summer to take them. So I used the AP room discount for Feb 10-12 and got 2 nights at the POP for $65/night!!! And an ADR for TREX!! I haven’t said anything to them about it yet though. It will be a surprise. We will be going again for Christmas time. When I was growing up, our annual Disney trip was during Christmas, so I wanted to share that with them too.

janabananas
10-20-2011, 08:52 PM
So this is our F&W mini-PTR

We are going Nov 1 and Nov 2. We will be staying at the POP again. I would love to have the same room we had last trip, but I doubt it will happen. In reality, we will only be sleeping there so I don't get a DUI driving home after much alcohol consumption..... Ok not really that much, I just hate driving in the dark in unfamiliar places, in addition to having drinks in me. I figured an $80 room is better than the alternative.

So I plan on us getting there early so I can get on Soarin, then TT, and Mission:Space. And dbf wants to spend time in the Seas because he didn't get to last trip.


After FW, let the Food & Wine fun begin!!! :thumbsup2
List of yum-yums we want to try:

greece no
canada chicken sausage w/polenta / cheese soup
ireland 2 fisherman pies (I ain't sharing mine!!) / cheese platter / lava cake
france coq au vin / creme brulee
belgium mussels / truffles
portugal calimari
morroco no
new zealand scallops / lamb slider
japan no
singapore shrimp cake
usa h&b pumpkin mousse
italy no
poland golabski
germany soup / apple strudel
south africa filet
south korea no
china shrimp / caramel ice cream
norway taste of scandanavia (all for dbf) / swedish meatballs
caribbean chicken leg /ropa vieja
argentina beef skewer
brazil feijoada
australia shrimp
hawaii slider / tuna poke (all for dbf too)
desserts trio

Beer flights at Germany and Belgium
other cocktails, as needed ;)

We decided nothing looked appetizing at Japan, Italy, Morocco, and Greece. Mostly because we have great food from those cultures around us at home, so no need to spend $$$ on something that will probably disappoint.

We are pretty much gonna eat/drink until we either drop or the funds on our gift cards run out, which ever comes first.;)

janabananas
10-22-2011, 11:21 AM
I just did our check in!! Woot Woot!!

This is my favorite line from the disclaimers section:

"Neither I nor any member of my party occupying any resort accommodation have/has any intention of making, and will never make, this resort accommodation a legal domicile or principal dwelling. My/our legal domicile is and shall forever be outside the Walt Disney World Resort."

Darn it, that was my ultimate plan too!!

But, I wonder if I bought enough DVC points if I could stay on property 365 days out of the year?? HMMMMMM, let's make that happen, when I retire!! I could get a po box in Kissimmee and would be golden! ;)

janabananas
10-25-2011, 05:30 PM
WOOOT WOOOOT!! The week countdown starts. Going to F&W in 7 days!! Next Tuesday we will be back "home" for 2 days.

sillylily
10-25-2011, 05:44 PM
I am horribly jealous, and living vicariously through you, Janet!:thumbsup2 Loved the pics of the boys, they look so serious!:rotfl2:Bring back lots of food porn from F&W!!

ZehnJahren
10-25-2011, 05:45 PM
I just did our check in!! Woot Woot!!

This is my favorite line from the disclaimers section:

"Neither I nor any member of my party occupying any resort accommodation have/has any intention of making, and will never make, this resort accommodation a legal domicile or principal dwelling. My/our legal domicile is and shall forever be outside the Walt Disney World Resort."

Darn it, that was my ultimate plan too!!

But, I wonder if I bought enough DVC points if I could stay on property 365 days out of the year?? HMMMMMM, let's make that happen, when I retire!! I could get a po box in Kissimmee and would be golden! ;)

Ha, that is awesome. I would LOVE to finagle a way to "live" at the World. I'm sure it would be super expensive to eat, but otherwise, you'd be good! All the entertainment you could stand, all the rides you could stomach, and plenty of exercise options!

Also, they're quick in a medical emergency!

Reminds me of hearing about the people who retire and then "live" on cruise boats.

janabananas
10-26-2011, 09:30 AM
I am horribly jealous, and living vicariously through you, Janet!:thumbsup2 Loved the pics of the boys, they look so serious!:rotfl2:Bring back lots of food porn from F&W!!

Thanks! My oldest boy is actually a pretty serious kid. He is my mini-me in that way. Poor guy is gonna have an ulcer by 25. The little one is oblivious to anything not directly in front of him.... :lmao:

I plan on taking mucho grande amounts of food porn! The only problem now may be Hurricane Rina.... what a pain. Hopefully it won't cause any trouble for us.

Ha, that is awesome. I would LOVE to finagle a way to "live" at the World. I'm sure it would be super expensive to eat, but otherwise, you'd be good! All the entertainment you could stand, all the rides you could stomach, and plenty of exercise options!

Also, they're quick in a medical emergency!

Reminds me of hearing about the people who retire and then "live" on cruise boats.

I would love being one of those people who could retire like that. It would be awesome!!

janabananas
10-31-2011, 11:31 AM
TOTALLY PANIC STRICKEN!! I am supposed to be leaving tomorrow and my car is acting up. Hopefully it is only the battery... :confused:

ronnmel
10-31-2011, 04:22 PM
Oh no! Car troubles are the worse. :headache:

janabananas
11-01-2011, 07:57 AM
Car issue resolved!!! Battery cracked. I got the best boss ever because he took care of it for me. :woohoo:


We will be leaving soon.... I hope. Someone (dbf....:rolleyes:) partook in Halloween festivities last night, and is still sleeping it off. At least we got 2 days to eat our way through F&W. :banana::banana::banana:

Rabid Wombat
11-17-2011, 05:54 PM
Nice thread you've got here. Just thought I'd stop by and say hello.

janabananas
11-18-2011, 11:12 AM
Nice thread you've got here. Just thought I'd stop by and say hello.

Hi dear! :) Please don't cause too much of a ruckus... I don't want to be banned from the boards.... ;)

janabananas
11-26-2011, 03:53 PM
Just did online checkin......!!

I had better add my F&W report before making my "Christmas Commando" PTR.... :rotfl:

MamaJessie
11-27-2011, 01:15 AM
Can't wait to read about the Christmas decorations!

janabananas
12-08-2011, 09:50 AM
Got back Tuesday night late. Will give more info & post pics later.

I met up with 2 DISers, really nice folks!

janabananas
01-12-2012, 09:27 AM
So I haven't kept up at all on my TR. Sorry everyone.

It has been a crazy month with Christmas and life in general. Dbf got laid off from his main full-time job. Luckily he still has his bar manager/bartender job so he isn't totally screwed but it put a damper on our Disney plans.:sad1:

Disney was very accomodating so we could still go for our anniversary at least for 1 night. We could either go for 2 nights and downgrade to POR or stay for 1 night at WL, and use whatever the refund would have been as a room credit for our dining.

Unfortunately..... I paid for everything using Disney gift cards.... so I couldn't get a refund on my credit card. If I got a refund I could only get it put back on the Disney gc's. So it works out that we at least get to go for one night, where we REALLY wanted to stay and we do not have to shell out anymore money for food. Plus I was able to downgrade our room category to save and extra $15.... that is another cocktail or yum-yum dessert :)

I checked in today for our 1 night anniversary trip next Friday night, and saw my favorite section of the disclaimer:
Neither I nor any member of my party occupying any resort accommodation have/has any intention of making, and will never make, this resort accommodation a legal domicile or principal dwelling. My/our legal domicile is and shall forever be outside the Walt Disney World Resort.

I wish I didn't have to agree to this.... I would love to live at Disney and make it my legal domicile and principal dwelling..... Oh well :rolleyes1

We still have an ADR for Artist Point and still get to go to EPCOT for Illuminations, a scotch flight at Rose & Crown, and evening EMH. We may even get to see a glimpse of Wishes after dinner. We don't really care about riding the rides at EPCOT, we just love being there late when WS isn't crowded. It gives us that "lovin' feeling"... :love: This is all kind of bittersweet though because I had a couple things planned, like a carriage ride at Fort Wilderness and a boat rental for dbf.

I am trying to keep it in perspective. We are still going to be at WDW, we still get to spend time together for our anniversary. What a unique problem to have..... We "have" to go to WDW, either we use the money we have "invested" in the room or waste it because we do not go.....

This is one reason I am glad we only do room-only reservations because we can make changes as needed. We are not stuck at the 45 day mark.

And I have the 3 day/2 night trip I am taking with my kids in early February to look forward to as well. The room is already paid for, so all I have to worry about is food and gas to get there. Luckily they do not eat much. ;)

lovethattink
01-12-2012, 09:42 AM
So sorry to hear about your dbf getting laid off. I hope everything works out. Is he looking for a new job or is it a temporary lay off? I'm sure it's got to be very stressful.

Did you see new passholder specials came out yesterday? Save up to 40%.

janabananas
01-12-2012, 10:08 AM
So sorry to hear about your dbf getting laid off. I hope everything works out. Is he looking for a new job or is it a temporary lay off? I'm sure it's got to be very stressful.

Did you see new passholder specials came out yesterday? Save up to 40%.

Hopefully, it is only for up to 6 weeks. The company he works for got screwed over by their shipping guy. He was misshipping items, and not even shipping some invoices. They work for an Ebay retailer, so buyers complained to Ebay and the store got shut down. They have lots of inventory to sell so they are going to reopen the store under a new name with a new shipping guy (my dbf). Keeping fingers crossed and praying.

I will check into the new specials. When I booked our room, I booked under the passholder rate. I will check to see if I can get a better deal now. Thanks for the info!

janabananas
01-17-2012, 11:57 AM
:banana:3 DAYS:banana:

We talked about a boat rental (the 2 seater) and we decided to wait until our trip in September to do this. Money is just too tight right now.

I took dbf to Macy's today and picked him up his outfit for Friday night. He is gonna look really snazzy. :thumbsup2