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Momof2Disneyboys
10-04-2011, 02:57 PM
Continued.....


We shopped our way down Main Street and made a few little purchases and talked with a very nice CM (an older lady) who was so sweet and telling us all about her recent (first ever) Disney Cruise. :)

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DH bought these sunglasses at some point.

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When we came out at the end of Main Street (or I guess maybe it's the beginning of Main Street) there was a parade going on. So we stopped there at the corner and watched. :goodvibes

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Then we headed out to the bus stop. On our way there it started raining a bit. A CBR bus pulled up a few minutes later and we were back to CBR in about 10 minutes.


Up Next: CBR and DTD

lala3291
10-04-2011, 03:22 PM
Shelly- your kids are a riot. I love the pic of them on Big Thunder! Your DS12 looks like he is loving every minute of it, DS10 on the other hand...not so much!:rotfl: And too funny about DS10 narrating his way through Haunted Mansion!
Hope all is well with you...how is DH feeling? We had a major storm last night. We live on the North Shore of MA, and we had a rain/hail/thunder/lightning storm come in at 5AM and it lasted until 7AM. Our town was on the news...we got 5.8 inches of rain in 2 hours!:scared1: They cancelled school (including my college girls who go to school in the next town over). Needless to say, we stayed in all day. It was nice having the day off!

Lovemy3babes
10-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Shelly, your oldest son is so much like my oldest daughter Morghan. Dare devil! :scared1: And my younger daughter Mykenah is just like your younger son; not a fan of the thrill rides. Isn't it crazy how different siblings can be? Great update! :thumbsup2 I'm glad you were having fun in MK with low crowds. That is the BEST!!!

Mndisneygirl
10-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Shelly...was just thinking about you..I just did a bid on ebay *and WON* for a batch of pins to trade on the next trip...under $20 for a mix of 25 pins!!! with freeeee shipping! They should be here within 10 days:banana:
You are the only person I know who has done this for pins!! LOL...I knew you would celebrate with me!!!

ME TOO! ME TOO! I've done that too!! Congratulations Shawna!! :banana:

Don't believe the wait staff when they tell you the orange juice is fresh squeezed from a nearby farm, I saw him pouring minute maid into the carafe!:rotfl2:

:lmao:That made me LOL!

Shelly - you are so lucky! You get to go on all the rides because at least one of your kids likes every one you want to go on! I wish I could handle them better like I used to, but I'd be going on many of them by myself.
"Hernia Harry sat out"...:laughing:

RinkyTinkyTinky
10-04-2011, 05:39 PM
What is it about MK? You go in thinking you'll just ride a couple of things or eat one meal and then you get drawn in and can't seem to get out of there. :confused3 I guess it's the magic! :wizard:

You guys seemed to handle the heat very well so far. Are you convinced that you can go again at that time of year?

Since your kids love the corn dogs nuggets, have you ever tried the ones at Walmart? They are State Fair brand in a blue box (frozen foods dept.). I served them one night at VBS this summer and the kids went nuts over them. I've never had the ones at Casey's so I can't compare them for you, but I think they would be worth a try anyway.

rusafee1183
10-04-2011, 05:56 PM
Sounds like a great day at MK! The pics of your DS's are hilarious :lmao:

I'll be there the day after tomorrow!!! :cool1: Can't wait! I still haven't finished packing :rolleyes1 :eek:

I'll get there. :rolleyes:

Also - Did any of you see this? This was super cute:lovestruc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1YLAjty-U

ddluvsdisney
10-04-2011, 08:11 PM
HM and BTMR are my DS's absolute favs.!!!! They want to ride them over and over. When we rode BTMR on our trip first thing in the morning we rode back to back b/c nobody was waiting!!! Who said it's crowded in August!? We never waited for rides. we rode HM a few times that day too. It was great.
I need to make a new ticker!!! We booked our flights today for April vacation. So excited!!!! Had to share. :)
Deb

Mndisneygirl
10-04-2011, 09:40 PM
Sounds like a great day at MK! The pics of your DS's are hilarious :lmao:

I'll be there the day after tomorrow!!! :cool1: Can't wait! I still haven't finished packing :rolleyes1 :eek:

I'll get there. :rolleyes:

Also - Did any of you see this? This was super cute:lovestruc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1YLAjty-U

I saw that! It was so cool!

Uh, Shelly's going to have a stroke if you don't finish packing soon!

rusafee1183
10-05-2011, 08:49 AM
I saw that! It was so cool!

Uh, Shelly's going to have a stroke if you don't finish packing soon!

:lmao:

OK. I guess I'll do it - for Shelly :laughing:

I don't know what my problem is this time. :confused3 I am usually packed, with park touring plans, least crowded park charts, entertainment schedule, park hours, weather forecast etc etc etc ... But this time. Nothing. Nada.

Maybe it's because it's such a short trip that I am just winging it, or maybe it's because the reservation is under our friends names so I feel like "it's all taken care of". IDK. But, all I know is that in the next 24 hours I have A LOT of work to do :faint:

cyndiloveswalt
10-05-2011, 09:52 AM
My oldest DS turned 13 a month ago! I can't believe I'm old enough to have a teenager.
We haven't done CP in about 10 years, we are doing Chef Mickeys for breakfast on our upcoming trip (we've only ever done it for dinner).
I can't believe your whole family doesn't do HM! That is our favorite!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-05-2011, 11:36 AM
Shelly- your kids are a riot. I love the pic of them on Big Thunder! Your DS12 looks like he is loving every minute of it, DS10 on the other hand...not so much!:rotfl: And too funny about DS10 narrating his way through Haunted Mansion!
Hope all is well with you...how is DH feeling? We had a major storm last night. We live on the North Shore of MA, and we had a rain/hail/thunder/lightning storm come in at 5AM and it lasted until 7AM. Our town was on the news...we got 5.8 inches of rain in 2 hours!:scared1: They cancelled school (including my college girls who go to school in the next town over). Needless to say, we stayed in all day. It was nice having the day off!

Thanks Lauren!

Yes, DS12 was loving it!! DS10 could do without any type of thrill ride. :confused3 He's like his dad that way. :upsidedow

DH is doing well, thanks for asking. He still has another 2 1/2 weeks off work though.

Wow that sounds like quite the storm you had! :scared1: But yay for a day off work!! :yay:
Shelly, your oldest son is so much like my oldest daughter Morghan. Dare devil! :scared1: And my younger daughter Mykenah is just like your younger son; not a fan of the thrill rides. Isn't it crazy how different siblings can be? Great update! :thumbsup2 I'm glad you were having fun in MK with low crowds. That is the BEST!!!


I often wonder that myself - how can 2 kids that live in the same house being raised by the same parents be so very different in personality?!! :confused3

MK was awesome that morning!!:yay:
ME TOO! ME TOO! I've done that too!! Congratulations Shawna!! :banana:


:lmao:That made me LOL!

Shelly - you are so lucky! You get to go on all the rides because at least one of your kids likes every one you want to go on! I wish I could handle them better like I used to, but I'd be going on many of them by myself.
"Hernia Harry sat out"...:laughing:

Yes, I usually get to ride just about everything! :goodvibes

Hernia Harry just didn't think he could handle BTMRR. . . :confused3:rotfl:

lala3291
10-05-2011, 11:48 AM
Shelly- just thought I would let you know...we switched back to the Poly! We are crazy. But...I was able to get quite a discount on the Poly (GF wasn't available with the discount), and saved over $1,500! We are so excited. I was so torn with switching back to the GF, but now I cannot change my mind again! I don't think I will want to anyways...just read your review of the Poly again and showed DD's pictures! They are thrilled. We have no school again today due to flooding!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-05-2011, 11:49 AM
What is it about MK? You go in thinking you'll just ride a couple of things or eat one meal and then you get drawn in and can't seem to get out of there. :confused3 I guess it's the magic! :wizard:

You guys seemed to handle the heat very well so far. Are you convinced that you can go again at that time of year?

Since your kids love the corn dogs nuggets, have you ever tried the ones at Walmart? They are State Fair brand in a blue box (frozen foods dept.). I served them one night at VBS this summer and the kids went nuts over them. I've never had the ones at Casey's so I can't compare them for you, but I think they would be worth a try anyway.

I know, we totally weren't expecting that great of a day with it being a Saturday and with the heat, but it sure ended up to be awesome! :goodvibes

We did so much better in the heat than I thought we would. The kids used their little mister fans a lot and there was very little complaining! We would definitely go that time of year again.

I have bought State Fair corn dogs before. DS10 likes them, but DS12 doesn't. :confused3 Go figure. :rotfl:
Sounds like a great day at MK! The pics of your DS's are hilarious :lmao:

I'll be there the day after tomorrow!!! :cool1: Can't wait! I still haven't finished packing :rolleyes1 :eek:

I'll get there. :rolleyes:

Also - Did any of you see this? This was super cute:lovestruc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1YLAjty-U

Thanks Heather! :)

:scared1::scared1::scared1: You haven't finished packing yet??? :faint:


That is a very cool video! :thumbsup2
HM and BTMR are my DS's absolute favs.!!!! They want to ride them over and over. When we rode BTMR on our trip first thing in the morning we rode back to back b/c nobody was waiting!!! Who said it's crowded in August!? We never waited for rides. we rode HM a few times that day too. It was great.
I need to make a new ticker!!! We booked our flights today for April vacation. So excited!!!! Had to share. :)
Deb

We got to ride BTMRR back to back with no wait too during our trip. It was so cool, we even got to pick our seats!! I loved the August crowds - or lack of them I should say!! ::yes::

Congrats on booking your next vacation! Did you get a good deal on airfare?

Momof2Disneyboys
10-05-2011, 11:53 AM
Uh, Shelly's going to have a stroke if you don't finish packing soon!

::yes::

:scared1:

:faint:

:lmao:

OK. I guess I'll do it - for Shelly :laughing:

I don't know what my problem is this time. :confused3 I am usually packed, with park touring plans, least crowded park charts, entertainment schedule, park hours, weather forecast etc etc etc ... But this time. Nothing. Nada.

Maybe it's because it's such a short trip that I am just winging it, or maybe it's because the reservation is under our friends names so I feel like "it's all taken care of". IDK. But, all I know is that in the next 24 hours I have A LOT of work to do :faint:

You better get on it!!! My oldest DS turned 13 a month ago! I can't believe I'm old enough to have a teenager.
We haven't done CP in about 10 years, we are doing Chef Mickeys for breakfast on our upcoming trip (we've only ever done it for dinner).
I can't believe your whole family doesn't do HM! That is our favorite!

Yep, that's what I say -- I'm not old enough to have a teenager!!

IDK why DS12 doesn't care for the HM. :confused3 DH and I take turns riding it with DS10 because he loves it!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-05-2011, 12:02 PM
Shelly- just thought I would let you know...we switched back to the Poly! We are crazy. But...I was able to get quite a discount on the Poly (GF wasn't available with the discount), and saved over $1,500! We are so excited. I was so torn with switching back to the GF, but now I cannot change my mind again! I don't think I will want to anyways...just read your review of the Poly again and showed DD's pictures! They are thrilled. We have no school again today due to flooding!


Wow!! :yay: That is awesome! How did you get the Poly discount? Are there new discounts out?

I want to go back to the Poly!!!!

lala3291
10-05-2011, 12:06 PM
Wow!! :yay: That is awesome! How did you get the Poly discount? Are there new discounts out?

I want to go back to the Poly!!!!

I know! I can't wait!
I actually found the discount by looking on the WDW website under "Special Offers." I was shocked to see a discount code for my dates! :yay: I called right after I saw the discounts (about 9:30 this morning) and was told there were no more GF rooms, but there were Poly garden views available. I went ahead and took that! I couldn't justify NOT saving that $1,500. I didn't think I would be able to get the discount at first, since I was within 45 days, but the woman on the phone was very nice and took care of me!

ddluvsdisney
10-05-2011, 12:06 PM
We got to ride BTMRR back to back with no wait too during our trip. It was so cool, we even got to pick our seats!! I loved the August crowds - or lack of them I should say!! ::yes::

Congrats on booking your next vacation! Did you get a good deal on airfare?[/QUOTE]

We got to pick our seats too the boys ran up front!! :woohoo:
I did get a good deal- however I live in MA and always fly out of RI (closer to us) but there were no flights left when I decided we should go. My parents have a timeshare in April so it's a no brainer to go with them for nothing. I was reading on the transportation board that SW flights out of Hartford were way cheaper than PVD. So I checked it out and OMG for a 2 hr. drive to CT I got $99 down and $159 home! I have never paid that little for April!!!! :yay:
I am so excited b/c we weren't even sure we were going to Disney next yr. DH and boys wanted to go on a cruise but since I'm still unemployed I thought we could just do this instead. I am so EXCITED!!!:banana: We weren't gonna tell the boys but my DS14 overheard me telling my sister. He was happy I told him not to tell DS10. I'd like to surprise them since they didn't think we were going anyway. sorry so long.
Deb :)

DisMomAmy
10-05-2011, 01:37 PM
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I want that calendar!!! Does it start with the last few months of 2011? My current calendar is falling apart so I was hoping to find one that I could use to finish off 2011 & continue through all of 2012 when we are there in November! :thumbsup2

And I have those post-its! Have you used them yet? They don't work all that well...

Momof2Disneyboys
10-05-2011, 02:24 PM
I know! I can't wait!
I actually found the discount by looking on the WDW website under "Special Offers." I was shocked to see a discount code for my dates! :yay: I called right after I saw the discounts (about 9:30 this morning) and was told there were no more GF rooms, but there were Poly garden views available. I went ahead and took that! I couldn't justify NOT saving that $1,500. I didn't think I would be able to get the discount at first, since I was within 45 days, but the woman on the phone was very nice and took care of me!

I didn't realize there were fall room discounts out! Good for you!! :cool1: I'm jealous!



We got to pick our seats too the boys ran up front!! :woohoo:
I did get a good deal- however I live in MA and always fly out of RI (closer to us) but there were no flights left when I decided we should go. My parents have a timeshare in April so it's a no brainer to go with them for nothing. I was reading on the transportation board that SW flights out of Hartford were way cheaper than PVD. So I checked it out and OMG for a 2 hr. drive to CT I got $99 down and $159 home! I have never paid that little for April!!!! :yay:
I am so excited b/c we weren't even sure we were going to Disney next yr. DH and boys wanted to go on a cruise but since I'm still unemployed I thought we could just do this instead. I am so EXCITED!!!:banana: We weren't gonna tell the boys but my DS14 overheard me telling my sister. He was happy I told him not to tell DS10. I'd like to surprise them since they didn't think we were going anyway. sorry so long.
Deb :)

We chose to sit up front once and then in the back the next time. DS12 is sure that the back goes faster than the front!!:rotfl:

Congrats on your great airfare deal! :goodvibes That will be a fun surprise for your DS!
I want that calendar!!! Does it start with the last few months of 2011? My current calendar is falling apart so I was hoping to find one that I could use to finish off 2011 & continue through all of 2012 when we are there in November! :thumbsup2

And I have those post-its! Have you used them yet? They don't work all that well...

Yep - it's a 16 month calendar! Starts with Sept of this year!!

I haven't even opened up the post its. Too bad they don't work so well. Oh well, they are cute anyway!:)

Monny2AE
10-05-2011, 03:05 PM
:car: Catching up from page 5. :rolleyes1

Sorry to hear Via Napoli was a disappointment. :sad2: I love pizza but it honestly doesn't look too different from one of our local pizza places that makes authentic Italian pizzas- only a heftier price tag!

Glad you got your necklace from Epcot! Would have been nice if they had thrown in that $37,500 castle for free!

Loved the faces at Club Cool while tasting the Beverly! :laughing: I just jotted down get the kids and DH to try the Beverly at Club Cool on my to do list for Epcot. :thumbsup2

Fantastic crowds at MK- how cool to be almost alone in Philharmagic!

And last but not least....Happy Belated to DS10!!!! :cake:party::bday:

sjs314
10-05-2011, 05:21 PM
:wave:

Shelly you just reminded me that I need to go check the Disney Store for a calendar since we are not heading to WDW this month.

Sorry to hear nothing panned out for you to do a winter trip. I checked dates and ran number this am but since I want to keep CR TPV dates were somewhat limited, I also checked on November ( yes I still want to see WDW all decked out for Christmas) but in the end we decided to stick with March and see if they do not maybe offer a RO deal for then since it will cost us another $200 to change our flight plus if the flights are more. We were thinking if we could book mid February but all that was available then was Bay Lake CL which really wouldn't save us any money over the FD on a non-CL room.

ddluvsdisney
10-05-2011, 05:34 PM
DS12 is sure that the back goes faster than the front!!:rotfl:

Congrats on your great airfare deal! :goodvibes That will be a fun surprise for DS.

He's right I heard the back of roolercoasters feel like you're going faster.
Thanks I'm really happy as you can tell!!! :yay:
Deb :)

Disney Mommy 3
10-05-2011, 07:52 PM
ME TOO! ME TOO! I've done that too!! Congratulations Shawna!! :banana:


:lmao:That made me LOL!

Shelly - you are so lucky! You get to go on all the rides because at least one of your kids likes every one you want to go on! I wish I could handle them better like I used to, but I'd be going on many of them by myself.
"Hernia Harry sat out"...:laughing:

I totally forgot about you doing that!! i was thrilled! Let's hope we get some keepers!!....oh well...if not, they were for trading anyway!
::yes::

:scared1:

:faint:



You better get on it!!!

Yep, that's what I say -- I'm not old enough to have a teenager!!

IDK why DS12 doesn't care for the HM. :confused3 DH and I take turns riding it with DS10 because he loves it!

I am not old enough to have a child saving to buy a car!!!:scared1:

JoBird
10-06-2011, 09:20 AM
Procrastination. It looks good on me. Sorry I'm late. Again. Promise to do better now. ;)

You really had no crowds to contend with that day! That is just wonderful. Hernia Harry sitting out of BTMRR is a good thing. :rotfl:
I think my kids are convinced that the back is a better ride As well as riding at night. It seems to go faster once it's all greased up or something. ::yes::

HM is so much fun. I'm glad DS10 likes to ride that one with you since he isn't much for the bigger rides. Gives you some good one on one time.

The construction is a total downer. I will be so happy when it's over with.

Great update!!! Can't wait for more!

Practically_Perfect
10-06-2011, 09:32 AM
Hi :wave2:

I found this report and I'm all caught up - sorry I'm so late to the party. Looks like you guys had a great trip - can't wait to hear more about it! I also read your reviews of Poly and CBR - glad to hear you had great resorts too! :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
10-06-2011, 10:37 AM
:car: Catching up from page 5. :rolleyes1

Sorry to hear Via Napoli was a disappointment. :sad2: I love pizza but it honestly doesn't look too different from one of our local pizza places that makes authentic Italian pizzas- only a heftier price tag!

Glad you got your necklace from Epcot! Would have been nice if they had thrown in that $37,500 castle for free!

Loved the faces at Club Cool while tasting the Beverly! :laughing: I just jotted down get the kids and DH to try the Beverly at Club Cool on my to do list for Epcot. :thumbsup2

Fantastic crowds at MK- how cool to be almost alone in Philharmagic!

And last but not least....Happy Belated to DS10!!!! :cake:party::bday:

Hey Kim! :goodvibes Glad you are all caught up!

Yeah, VN was just okay. And way overpriced! :eek:

You are right, they should have just thrown in the castle with a necklace purchase! ::yes:: :rotfl:

Thanks for the b-day wishes for DS!
:wave:

Shelly you just reminded me that I need to go check the Disney Store for a calendar since we are not heading to WDW this month.

Sorry to hear nothing panned out for you to do a winter trip. I checked dates and ran number this am but since I want to keep CR TPV dates were somewhat limited, I also checked on November ( yes I still want to see WDW all decked out for Christmas) but in the end we decided to stick with March and see if they do not maybe offer a RO deal for then since it will cost us another $200 to change our flight plus if the flights are more. We were thinking if we could book mid February but all that was available then was Bay Lake CL which really wouldn't save us any money over the FD on a non-CL room.

I wish I would have known you were changing your trip, I could have picked you up a calendar!!

I've still been doing all the Disney math every which way trying to squeeze in a short trip, but between school, and work, and only being able to get cheap airfare on certain days, it's nearly impossible!:upsidedow

I hope a room discount comes out for you for March! :wizard:

He's right I heard the back of roolercoasters feel like you're going faster.
Thanks I'm really happy as you can tell!!! :yay:
Deb :)

I've heard that before too. Must be true!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-06-2011, 10:42 AM
I am not old enough to have a child saving to buy a car!!!:scared1:


:scared1: That is enough to make you feel old!! DS keeps reminding me that he can drive in less than 4 years. :eek:
Procrastination. It looks good on me. Sorry I'm late. Again. Promise to do better now. ;)

You really had no crowds to contend with that day! That is just wonderful. Hernia Harry sitting out of BTMRR is a good thing. :rotfl:
I think my kids are convinced that the back is a better ride As well as riding at night. It seems to go faster once it's all greased up or something. ::yes::

HM is so much fun. I'm glad DS10 likes to ride that one with you since he isn't much for the bigger rides. Gives you some good one on one time.

The construction is a total downer. I will be so happy when it's over with.

Great update!!! Can't wait for more!

Well hello stranger :wave:

:rotfl:

Yes, it was a wonderful day at MK! Too bad for Hernia Harry though and having to sit out BTMRR and all. :laughing:

I'm glad DS10 loves the HM too! He misses so much by not doing too many thrill rides.
Hi :wave2:

I found this report and I'm all caught up - sorry I'm so late to the party. Looks like you guys had a great trip - can't wait to hear more about it! I also read your reviews of Poly and CBR - glad to hear you had great resorts too! :thumbsup2


Welcome! :goodvibes Better late than never! Besides - we are only on day two. Lots more to come!! :cool1: So glad you have joined us!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-06-2011, 11:36 AM
When I left off we were on the bus back to CBR from MK....

It rained the whole way back to CBR and it was still raining when we got off the bus and we could tell it was going to start to rain even harder by the minute, so we ran to our room!! We got there and talked about what we would do the rest of the day.

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On the schedule I had to either go back to MK that evening or to go to DTD. I didn't care which we did and everyone else was all for DTD. So we decided to rest for a little bit before we headed out. Pretty soon it started to pour. Hard!! :scared1:

You really can't tell here but the courtyard was just laying in water.

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After an hour or so we were ready to head out. But the rain had other plans. It just kept raining and raining. And it was such a hard & steady rain that you couldn't just put on a poncho and go. So we waited. And waited. Finally it started to lighten up and we decided to go for it! So the rain really only put us back about an hour longer than we wanted.

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We hopped on the bus to DTD and were there in no time! We did a little looking around but decided we wouldn't buy anything until after dinner.

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Up Next: Pollo Campero dinner

Momof2Disneyboys
10-06-2011, 11:46 AM
We had skipped lunch since we had such a big (and late) breakfast, so we were all getting hungry. We had previously decided to try the new Latin chicken place in DTD – Pollo Campero. So we headed straight there before doing any real shopping.

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It is very big and nice and new in there!

DS10 ordered chicken strips and fries.

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DS12 had chicken strips and chips.

DH had grilled chicken and rice. And I had grilled chicken and chips.

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There is a salsa bar for your chips.

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And since we were on the DDP we each got to pick a dessert from the bakery. We all chose the chocolate frosted donuts.

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Everything was very good except for the donuts!! :scared1: Can you believe that? How can you mess up a donut? They were nasty. Weird spices. :sick: Yuck!


Total Bill: Not sure.....since we were on the DDP the receipt doesn't give the prices and I didn't see the register total. I'd guess it was around $40
Rating: 8 out of 10



Next Up: DTD Shopping!

204charity
10-06-2011, 11:54 AM
Yum! The chicken looks SOO good. Are you on the quickservice dining plan?

ronnmel
10-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Oh, that chicken place sounds good. DH wanted to try it last time, but I had other plans. Maybe next time I'll let him have his way. ;)

rusafee1183
10-06-2011, 01:00 PM
Yay! One more update before I head out the door to the airport! Our flight is at 5:50 today and we should be arriving at MCO at 8:00! :cool1:

My weather looks crappy of course,:sad2: but hopefully we'll be able to miss some of it and we'll make the best of it!

The chicken place looks good! We'll have to stop there! We only have 2 ADR's and the rest of the time we are just winging it. :thumbsup2

See you all in a few days :goodvibes

ddluvsdisney
10-06-2011, 01:04 PM
I remember all that rain- it was crazy!!
Aren't those legos amazing? How do they do that??
I love the Snow White one

ddluvsdisney
10-06-2011, 01:07 PM
Yay! One more update before I head out the door to the airport! Our flight is at 5:50 today and we should be arriving at MCO at 8:00! :cool1:

My weather looks crappy of course,:sad2: but hopefully we'll be able to miss some of it and we'll make the best of it!

The chicken place looks good! We'll have to stop there! We only have 2 ADR's and the rest of the time we are just winging it. :thumbsup2

See you all in a few days :goodvibes

Have a great trip! :)

Lovemy3babes
10-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Shelly, I love the photo of you and your younger son. You look really pretty! :)

T*Bird
10-06-2011, 01:46 PM
I love how your family loves DTD so much! It's so cute that your boys voted to go there instead of back to MK. They are good little shoppers trained well by their Mama. ;) I can't wait to see what y'all bought!

The chicken place looks good! I guess it's pretty hard to mess up chicken strips. :laughing: But I guess if you can mess up a donut, then anything's possible. I was looking at that chocolately goodness and thinking, Mmmmm..... and then you said they were nasty! Crazy!

Cute dress you had on and I like how you did your hair! Do you like the new shorter length?

Mndisneygirl
10-06-2011, 02:33 PM
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Up Next: Pollo Campero dinner




Does Snow White have NO FACE???

mickeystoontown
10-06-2011, 02:45 PM
I had no idea that Pollo Campero accepted the dining plan. It certainly looks good.

lala3291
10-06-2011, 06:57 PM
Pollo Campero looks really good! I hadn't even thought about eating there when we go to DTD. But I think we might give it a try. It looks really good!
Can't wait to see what you guys bought!

RinkyTinkyTinky
10-06-2011, 07:23 PM
CBR is so pretty... flooded or dry! :laughing: Those courtyards are so so pretty.

We love Mexican food so I bet we would like PC. I love the idea of a salsa bar. I like almost all those Mexican toppings and dips, so I would be in heaven! I know I'll never get DH to eat there though. He LOVES WPE and I know he won't budge. Maybe someday. I am confused about the doughnuts though. :confused3 Whats up with that? You don't put spices in a chocolate doughnut! :upsidedow

Disney Mommy 3
10-06-2011, 10:57 PM
Sheree...I agree...Snow White with no face is super-creepy!!
Love all the new Legos!!! We might have to try the chicken place on our DTD Day for lunch@

sjs314
10-07-2011, 07:27 AM
hi Jo :wave:

Shelly - no calendars on the Disney Store site yet at least not as of yesterday. :sad2: I hope I did not miss them and they sold out like last year

CBR looks pretty even in the rain. Funny thing about August, the thing I do remmeber most is the rain not the heat :laughing:

Can you order more than one piece of chicken at Pollo Campero? My DH would not want the chips or the rice, maybe the fries but he is more the 4-3 of chicken at a meal. How could they mess up a chocolate donut? I think I would have had my eye on the cheesecake if I had been there. We are doing Raglan Road as of now but I am thinking maybe just grab a couple pieces of chicken so DH can try it.

DisneyDreamerMom
10-07-2011, 08:34 AM
I'm lurking as usual, but wanted to tell you how much I love your trip reports! Keep it coming!

JoBird
10-07-2011, 09:01 AM
RICE!!!! Your DH got RICE!!!:lmao::lmao::lmao:

The food looks really good there! I might have to try it out next time- if we ever make it to DTD.:headache: I can't believe your donuts were nasty. I wonder if they used mexican chocolate? I have bought my kids Mexican Hot chocolate before and it's cinnamon-y and weird and they really don't like it. It just sort of throws you when you're expecting plain chocolate and you taste something funky. Glad you had a good meal there-- yours is the first review I've read of it.

I could tell how deep the water was in the couryard at CBR--- good night. Must have rained a whole bunch in a short amount of time. sigh. The perils of going in late August.:mad:

Your hair looked so good all curled-- did it stay or fall a lot with the humidity? You looked so nice--- love love love that dress on you!!! ::yes:: (It looked awful on me when I tried it on---- like a mini skirt but really wide. "Helga the Hun"....:rolleyes1 :rotfl2: Hard to explain.) It was perfect on you!!:thumbsup2


Can't wait to see what you bought.................;)

Now get on here and give us an update.




PS---- HI Sheila!!! :wave:

ronnmel
10-07-2011, 09:19 AM
I can totally see the water covering the courtyard in your picture. Crazy! :eek:

Speaking of update, are you going to do a trip report Jo?

seacrestpromo
10-07-2011, 11:57 AM
Shelly - I am really glad you like the Pollo Campero chicken - I think it is better than KFC. The PC's around here don't sell the donuts. I wonder if it is just that location in DTD or in the area. Anyways, yum! Now I want that for lunch!
Sea :cool1:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-07-2011, 12:43 PM
Yum! The chicken looks SOO good. Are you on the quickservice dining plan?

We were on the regular DDP and Pollo Campero is a Counter Service credit. :)
Oh, that chicken place sounds good. DH wanted to try it last time, but I had other plans. Maybe next time I'll let him have his way. ;)

You should give it a try next time. :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
10-07-2011, 12:51 PM
Yay! One more update before I head out the door to the airport! Our flight is at 5:50 today and we should be arriving at MCO at 8:00! :cool1:

My weather looks crappy of course,:sad2: but hopefully we'll be able to miss some of it and we'll make the best of it!

The chicken place looks good! We'll have to stop there! We only have 2 ADR's and the rest of the time we are just winging it. :thumbsup2

See you all in a few days :goodvibes

I hope you are having a great trip!!! :cool1:
I remember all that rain- it was crazy!!
Aren't those legos amazing? How do they do that??
I love the Snow White one

That rain was crazy that afternoon! :scared1:

I know, the lego creations are amazing!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-07-2011, 01:04 PM
Shelly, I love the photo of you and your younger son. You look really pretty! :)

Thank you Kelli! :)
I love how your family loves DTD so much! It's so cute that your boys voted to go there instead of back to MK. They are good little shoppers trained well by their Mama. ;) I can't wait to see what y'all bought!

The chicken place looks good! I guess it's pretty hard to mess up chicken strips. :laughing: But I guess if you can mess up a donut, then anything's possible. I was looking at that chocolately goodness and thinking, Mmmmm..... and then you said they were nasty! Crazy!

Cute dress you had on and I like how you did your hair! Do you like the new shorter length?

Yes, we definitely love the whole Disney experience! :goodvibes Not just the parks/rides. I think the kids would go to DTD everyday of the trip if I let them!! :upsidedow

Those donuts were gross!!! :sick:

Thank you. I usually like the shorter length, but sometimes I think it looks kind of plain. :confused3:rotfl:
Does Snow White have NO FACE???

I guess she doesn't! I didn't even notice that when we were there.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-07-2011, 01:18 PM
I had no idea that Pollo Campero accepted the dining plan. It certainly looks good.

I read that they did before we left and then asked when we got there and sure enough they do! :thumbsup2

Pollo Campero looks really good! I hadn't even thought about eating there when we go to DTD. But I think we might give it a try. It looks really good!
Can't wait to see what you guys bought!

We usually do WPE at DTD, so this was a nice change. :)

CBR is so pretty... flooded or dry! :laughing: Those courtyards are so so pretty.

We love Mexican food so I bet we would like PC. I love the idea of a salsa bar. I like almost all those Mexican toppings and dips, so I would be in heaven! I know I'll never get DH to eat there though. He LOVES WPE and I know he won't budge. Maybe someday. I am confused about the doughnuts though. :confused3 Whats up with that? You don't put spices in a chocolate doughnut! :upsidedow


I agree, it was still pretty under water! :goodvibes:rotfl:

You should give PC a try! IDK what the heck was with those donuts. :confused3 The bakery was crowded so we thought it would just be easier to all get the same thing, seeing as how we already had our food on trays. I never thought a donut could be bad. :scared:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-07-2011, 01:23 PM
Sheree...I agree...Snow White with no face is super-creepy!!
Love all the new Legos!!! We might have to try the chicken place on our DTD Day for lunch@

She does look creepy now that Sheree mentions it!! :scared1::rotfl:

The new Lego store is awesome!
hi Jo :wave:

Shelly - no calendars on the Disney Store site yet at least not as of yesterday. :sad2: I hope I did not miss them and they sold out like last year

CBR looks pretty even in the rain. Funny thing about August, the thing I do remmeber most is the rain not the heat :laughing:

Can you order more than one piece of chicken at Pollo Campero? My DH would not want the chips or the rice, maybe the fries but he is more the 4-3 of chicken at a meal. How could they mess up a chocolate donut? I think I would have had my eye on the cheesecake if I had been there. We are doing Raglan Road as of now but I am thinking maybe just grab a couple pieces of chicken so DH can try it.

Well that stinks about the calendars. You can usually get them on ebay, but they cost way more than you would pay at WDW.

I think you can customize a chicken meal just about any way you want at PC.
I'm lurking as usual, but wanted to tell you how much I love your trip reports! Keep it coming!

Thank you!! :goodvibes I'm so glad you are enjoying. Feel free to post anytime! :)

Momof2Disneyboys
10-07-2011, 01:28 PM
RICE!!!! Your DH got RICE!!!:lmao::lmao::lmao:

The food looks really good there! I might have to try it out next time- if we ever make it to DTD.:headache: I can't believe your donuts were nasty. I wonder if they used mexican chocolate? I have bought my kids Mexican Hot chocolate before and it's cinnamon-y and weird and they really don't like it. It just sort of throws you when you're expecting plain chocolate and you taste something funky. Glad you had a good meal there-- yours is the first review I've read of it.

I could tell how deep the water was in the couryard at CBR--- good night. Must have rained a whole bunch in a short amount of time. sigh. The perils of going in late August.:mad:

Your hair looked so good all curled-- did it stay or fall a lot with the humidity? You looked so nice--- love love love that dress on you!!! ::yes:: (It looked awful on me when I tried it on---- like a mini skirt but really wide. "Helga the Hun"....:rolleyes1 :rotfl2: Hard to explain.) It was perfect on you!!:thumbsup2


Can't wait to see what you bought.................;)

Now get on here and give us an update.




PS---- HI Sheila!!! :wave:


Yes, he got rice. Notice I didn't get rice though!! :rolleyes::rotfl:

Yeah, the chocolate could have had cinnamon or something in it. It wasn't good and neither was the donut part. First time I've ever met a chocolate I don't like!! :laughing:

My hair stayed curled for a little bit but then went a little flat from the humidity.

Helgo the Hun :rotfl2:
I can totally see the water covering the courtyard in your picture. Crazy! :eek:

Speaking of update, are you going to do a trip report Jo?

The rain was crazy that day!!

Yeah Jo, where's the TR??? :rolleyes1
Shelly - I am really glad you like the Pollo Campero chicken - I think it is better than KFC. The PC's around here don't sell the donuts. I wonder if it is just that location in DTD or in the area. Anyways, yum! Now I want that for lunch!
Sea :cool1:


I think it is just a bakery in that location that the others probably don't have. Oh well, at least everything else was good! :thumbsup2

Disney Mommy 3
10-07-2011, 01:28 PM
I think we are gonna try the Pollo Campero for sure on our DTD Disney day...showed the pics to the kids and they want to try it. We are tired of the awful line at Earl of Sandwich..and we always have to wait for a table...it's a loooong time spent on lunch there...but the food is good, so we keep going back. I am hoping Mike will be ready for a change!:)

seacrestpromo
10-07-2011, 09:20 PM
PC is not Mexican, it is Guatemalan. :)

If you like Mexican food you will definitely like PC. The salsas are very good!

Sea:cool1:



CBR is so pretty... flooded or dry! :laughing: Those courtyards are so so pretty.

We love Mexican food so I bet we would like PC. I love the idea of a salsa bar. I like almost all those Mexican toppings and dips, so I would be in heaven! I know I'll never get DH to eat there though. He LOVES WPE and I know he won't budge. Maybe someday. I am confused about the doughnuts though. :confused3 Whats up with that? You don't put spices in a chocolate doughnut! :upsidedow

Amy&Dan
10-08-2011, 12:46 AM
Hi Shelly, I cannot believe how big your boys are getting!

Pollo Campero looks tasty but gross donuts are just wrong!

Can't wait to read more, esp. your Poly stay. Glad Irene missed Florida for your trip!

RinkyTinkyTinky
10-08-2011, 07:27 AM
PC is not Mexican, it is Guatemalan. :)

If you like Mexican food you will definitely like PC. The salsas are very good!

Sea:cool1:

I knew she had referred to it as Latin food so I figured it wasn't Mexican. However, if it includes all the things I saw on that bar... salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, nacho cheese, etc.... then that all qualifies as Mexican in my mind. :lmao: Man, it's only 8:30 am and I'm having a serious craving for some nachos! :laughing:

I do get it though that all Latin foods are not the same. I live in NC and if you said that BBQ is the same thing here as in Texas, you would be dragged through the streets by your toes! :rotfl:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-08-2011, 12:48 PM
I think we are gonna try the Pollo Campero for sure on our DTD Disney day...showed the pics to the kids and they want to try it. We are tired of the awful line at Earl of Sandwich..and we always have to wait for a table...it's a loooong time spent on lunch there...but the food is good, so we keep going back. I am hoping Mike will be ready for a change!:)

The line at Earl of Sandwich is always huge. :scared1: The food at Pollo Campero is much better!
Hi Shelly, I cannot believe how big your boys are getting!

Pollo Campero looks tasty but gross donuts are just wrong!

Can't wait to read more, esp. your Poly stay. Glad Irene missed Florida for your trip!

Hi Amy! :wave: Long time no see! Welcome to the TR!

Yep, the boys are growing up so fast. :sad:

Lots of Poly pics and info coming up. It is as awesome as everyone says it is. I can't wait to stay there again one day. :cloud9:

cyndiloveswalt
10-08-2011, 12:55 PM
We don't care how long the line is at Earl of Sandwich, it is our favorite!
We love DTD too. We'll be back at SSR this year and we always ask to be in the section that is just around the corner from DTD. So nice to be just a short stroll away.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-08-2011, 01:00 PM
We don't care how long the line is at Earl of Sandwich, it is our favorite!
We love DTD too. We'll be back at SSR this year and we always ask to be in the section that is just around the corner from DTD. So nice to be just a short stroll away.


That would be so cool to stay at SSR that close to DTD. :) How long is the walk?

Momof2Disneyboys
10-08-2011, 01:09 PM
This morning DS10 entered our puppy Jack in the Pet Show and Parade at our park and they won!!:cool1:


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cyndiloveswalt
10-08-2011, 01:15 PM
So cute! That's awesome that he won! I bet he was excited. We just got a puppy, we've had him for 2 weeks. He's a mini goldendoodle. He is all black and fluffy, cutest thing. He was 12 weeks when we brought him home, so he's had a pretty easy time being trained. He was pretty much potty and crate trained when we got him. I'll try to post pics later.
Where we stay at SSR it's only a 5 minute walk. If you are at the other end of the resort you have to take a boat. We always ask for Congress Park because it is the closest to DTD.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-08-2011, 01:20 PM
So cute! That's awesome that he won! I bet he was excited. We just got a puppy, we've had him for 2 weeks. He's a mini goldendoodle. He is all black and fluffy, cutest thing. He was 12 weeks when we brought him home, so he's had a pretty easy time being trained. He was pretty much potty and crate trained when we got him. I'll try to post pics later.
Where we stay at SSR it's only a 5 minute walk. If you are at the other end of the resort you have to take a boat. We always ask for Congress Park because it is the closest to DTD.


Thanks! DS was very excited! :goodvibes That is awesome that your puppy was pretty much house/crate trained when you got him. Jack was only 8 weeks when we got him and the house training was awful. :scared1: But he seemed to get it all at once right before we left for vacation. Thankfully, because he was staying at my dad's house!

Staying 5 minutes from DTD would be so cool!

Disney Mommy 3
10-08-2011, 03:23 PM
congrats to your ds on winning!! How cool!!!!!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-08-2011, 03:29 PM
congrats to your ds on winning!! How cool!!!!!


Thanks Shawna!! :goodvibes

ronnmel
10-08-2011, 03:36 PM
So cute! Congrats to your son and your puppy!

sjs314
10-08-2011, 03:48 PM
Great pics of DS and Jack and a big Congrates to both of them for winning they both look so happy !:banana:

Lovemy3babes
10-08-2011, 05:00 PM
Aw, congrats to your son and Jack! Both are cute as ever. :)

JoBird
10-08-2011, 06:06 PM
So adorable!! Congrats to your boys for winning! I love the pic of Jack with the leash in his mouth and his hat. Your DS looks so proud and cute!! Tell him we all said Congratulations!!!

Mndisneygirl
10-08-2011, 10:03 PM
What did he win for? Being the super-cutest? That's awesome!!!

Was there a prize?

Momof2Disneyboys
10-09-2011, 10:52 AM
So cute! Congrats to your son and your puppy!

Thanks Mel! :)
Great pics of DS and Jack and a big Congrates to both of them for winning they both look so happy !:banana:

Thanks Sheila! :flower:
Aw, congrats to your son and Jack! Both are cute as ever. :)

Thank you Kelli! :goodvibes
So adorable!! Congrats to your boys for winning! I love the pic of Jack with the leash in his mouth and his hat. Your DS looks so proud and cute!! Tell him we all said Congratulations!!!

Thanks Jodi! :flower1: We are trying to break him of that habit of biting the leash. He stopped doing it when he walks, but as soon as you run him he starts biting it again! :upsidedowWhat did he win for? Being the super-cutest? That's awesome!!!

Was there a prize?

Yep - for being the super-cutest!! ::yes:: :laughing: Okay, actually it was for best dressed!

DS got a little certificate, a blue ribbon, a coupon for a free frosty at Wendy's, a free game of bowling, and a $5 gift card for our local pet store. He was pretty excited! :yay:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-09-2011, 11:08 AM
A little update before we head out to soccer --



After our Pollo Campero dinner we were all ready to shop!! :cool1:

First stop – Lego Store!! DS10 was so excited to see the newly refurbished (and much larger) Lego store! :yay:

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After I don't know how much time, he finally made his purchases. Two POTC Lego sets!

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Now he was ready to call it a night and head back to CBR!! But the rest of us wanted to stay and do some more shopping! Next up was the World of Disney Store. :lovestruc

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Momof2Disneyboys
10-09-2011, 11:10 AM
Continued.....


DH got a shirt and I got some earrings to go with my new necklace!

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Next we moved onto the Ghirardelli store.

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Then it was onto Once Upon a Toy.

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DS12 bought some books in there and then we went over to the pin trader store and the kids made a few trades.

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Then we went into the Marketplace Fun Finds store. We had been looking for dog toys for our puppy ever since we got to Disney, but weren't finding them anywhere. I had heard for the past several years that they were going to do away with them, and apparently they finally did. Stupid if you ask me! So anyway – we got him a Mickey baby rattle in there! And we got a Mickey head ice cube tray and some cookie cutters.

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Up Next: More DTD

JoBird
10-09-2011, 12:10 PM
What a great update!!

I love that picture of the CM talking to your son in the Lego Store. He seemed so interested in what he had to say, leaning over the counter to talk. It's so sweet.:goodvibes

What kind of chocolate were they handing out in the Ghiradelli store?

I seriously don't know why they would do away with pet toys.:confused3 Seems like there would have been an okay market for them? Baby rattles work anyway......:thumbsup2 Did he love it?

Your earrings are just like the one I found at the GF on the ground-- I think I told you about it? Love them.....



Thanks for keeping me in the Disney Spirit with this report. I need it.......!;)

sjs314
10-09-2011, 01:35 PM
Love the earrings. Our last time in DTD I spotted Ghirardelli's and wanted to head there but as it turned out we never did make it there. My Mil would love one of those bags of squares so I am pretty sure we will get there this time. DD(12) shirt is nice with the 1971 on it. I did have to laugh a bit at your youngest DS being ready to head back to CBR once he purchased his POTC Legos :laughing:
I hate that they have done away with the doggie items and agree it's a dumb move on their part, so many people bring back gifts for their pets.

sjs314
10-09-2011, 01:40 PM
Love the earrings. Our last time in DTD I spotted Ghirardelli's and wanted to head there but as it turned out we never did make it there. My Mil would love one of those bags of squares so I am pretty sure we will get there this time. DD(12) shirt is nice with the 1971 on it. I did have to laugh a bit at your youngest DS being ready to head back to CBR once he purchased his POTC Legos :laughing:
I hate that they have done away with the doggie items and agree it's a dumb move on their part, so many people bring back gifts for their pets.

T*Bird
10-09-2011, 01:49 PM
First off, I was gone all day yesterday so here is a belated CONGRATULATIONS!!! to your DS10 and Jack!! Best dressed! :laughing: Which further emphasizes how crazy it is that Disney no longer carries pet items. :confused3 It's a booming industry! Better make sure Jack can't chew that baby rattle up and swallow whatever it is filled with. I doubt if the manufacturer thought a baby could chew it up. :eek:

I love your new earrings! I bet they look great with your necklace. And I also love your DH's new shirt. ;) I had to add that since we are always oohing and aahing over all your cute things and he gets nothing for his new purchase. :laughing:

Love all the pics of the boys at DTD. I see that you have the 2011 edition of them in front of Mr. Potato Head! Have they gotten much taller since last November?

jecskc
10-09-2011, 03:08 PM
I am enjoying your TR. Looking forward to reading more.

Lovemy3babes
10-09-2011, 06:46 PM
Wow, I love that the Lego store expanded! My son also loves it! When I was there last time I found a Lego mug with his name on it (Dimitri). His name is not common and I am kicking myself for not purchasing it. They have so many neat things in there for Lego-lovin' boys!

World of Disney is huge, isn't it? I could lots of damage in that store. ;) Too bad about discontinuing the puppy toys. We brought our puppy a bowl home last time. I love all you ended up buying!

crzyred
10-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Love those earrings!! I bought a pair and my friend actually made them into 2 necklaces. One for my mom and one for me. We found it was cheaper to just buy the earrings than to buy 2 necklaces. Loving everything so far!

cyndiloveswalt
10-09-2011, 08:07 PM
We love to have "dessert" in the Ghiardelli store! When we're there in Nov, because they start with the xmas festivities, they usually do the white chocolate squares with pieces of peppermint in it, so good!! Although I also love the caramel! And the mint filled! I could go on .... can you tell I love chocolate?
Can't wait to see the newly improved Lego store. I love the pics you posted of all the new dispalys. Are the old ones still there? Like the dragon and the dogs? I hope so.

mari360
10-09-2011, 08:48 PM
LOVE ur TR!!!!! I always look forward to it. It was a nice break from my regular nursing books and school work. Well at least for the past 30 min. I can't wait to read more. LOVE all ur pics... the boys look so big....

Momof2Disneyboys
10-10-2011, 09:24 AM
What a great update!!

I love that picture of the CM talking to your son in the Lego Store. He seemed so interested in what he had to say, leaning over the counter to talk. It's so sweet.:goodvibes

What kind of chocolate were they handing out in the Ghiradelli store?

I seriously don't know why they would do away with pet toys.:confused3 Seems like there would have been an okay market for them? Baby rattles work anyway......:thumbsup2 Did he love it?

Your earrings are just like the one I found at the GF on the ground-- I think I told you about it? Love them.....



Thanks for keeping me in the Disney Spirit with this report. I need it.......!;)

Thanks!! :goodvibes

Oh that CM was way into Lego's. Him and DS had lots to talk about! :rotfl:

The Ghirardelli sample was chocolate & caramel. It was good!

Jack loves his baby rattle. What is left of it that is. :laughing: He is a little destructive!

Yep, you told me you saw an earring like mine on the ground at the GF!:rotfl:
Love the earrings. Our last time in DTD I spotted Ghirardelli's and wanted to head there but as it turned out we never did make it there. My Mil would love one of those bags of squares so I am pretty sure we will get there this time. DD(12) shirt is nice with the 1971 on it. I did have to laugh a bit at your youngest DS being ready to head back to CBR once he purchased his POTC Legos :laughing:
I hate that they have done away with the doggie items and agree it's a dumb move on their part, so many people bring back gifts for their pets.

Thanks Sheila!

That was the first time we had ever been in Ghirardelli's. It was packed! We wanted to get ice cream but the line was HUGE. :eek:

Oh yes, DS10 was done and ready to get back to the resort and play with those Legos! :rolleyes:

I am really bummed about the pet items being gone. That is so dumb!!
First off, I was gone all day yesterday so here is a belated CONGRATULATIONS!!! to your DS10 and Jack!! Best dressed! :laughing: Which further emphasizes how crazy it is that Disney no longer carries pet items. :confused3 It's a booming industry! Better make sure Jack can't chew that baby rattle up and swallow whatever it is filled with. I doubt if the manufacturer thought a baby could chew it up. :eek:

I love your new earrings! I bet they look great with your necklace. And I also love your DH's new shirt. ;) I had to add that since we are always oohing and aahing over all your cute things and he gets nothing for his new purchase. :laughing:

Love all the pics of the boys at DTD. I see that you have the 2011 edition of them in front of Mr. Potato Head! Have they gotten much taller since last November?

Thank you Teri! :goodvibes

Jack hasn't gotten to the middle of the rattle yet, but he did rip Mickey right off of the end of it. :rotfl:

I'll have to tell DH that you like his shirt! :thumbsup2:laughing:

I haven't compared the latest DTD Potato Head pic to the others yet. I need to do that!!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-10-2011, 09:33 AM
I am enjoying your TR. Looking forward to reading more.

Thanks so much! :goodvibes I'm glad you are enjoying the report!
Wow, I love that the Lego store expanded! My son also loves it! When I was there last time I found a Lego mug with his name on it (Dimitri). His name is not common and I am kicking myself for not purchasing it. They have so many neat things in there for Lego-lovin' boys!

World of Disney is huge, isn't it? I could lots of damage in that store. ;) Too bad about discontinuing the puppy toys. We brought our puppy a bowl home last time. I love all you ended up buying!

The new Lego store is awesome! Lots more room to move around. DS10 couldn't get enough of the place, as you will see as the TR progresses. :rotfl:

I hope they have the mug for your son the next time you go back! :wizard:

I love the World of Disney Store!! :cloud9: So much to see in there!
Love those earrings!! I bought a pair and my friend actually made them into 2 necklaces. One for my mom and one for me. We found it was cheaper to just buy the earrings than to buy 2 necklaces. Loving everything so far!

Thanks! :)

That's a good idea to make the earrings in necklaces! :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
10-10-2011, 09:40 AM
We love to have "dessert" in the Ghiardelli store! When we're there in Nov, because they start with the xmas festivities, they usually do the white chocolate squares with pieces of peppermint in it, so good!! Although I also love the caramel! And the mint filled! I could go on .... can you tell I love chocolate?
Can't wait to see the newly improved Lego store. I love the pics you posted of all the new dispalys. Are the old ones still there? Like the dragon and the dogs? I hope so.

We really wanted to get some sundaes or something at Ghirardelli's on this trip, but the line was always out the door. :scared1:

Yep - the old Lego displays are still there too, just moved to different spots.

LOVE ur TR!!!!! I always look forward to it. It was a nice break from my regular nursing books and school work. Well at least for the past 30 min. I can't wait to read more. LOVE all ur pics... the boys look so big....


Thanks Mari!! :goodvibes How's school going? Must be keeping you super busy, we don't see you around here much anymore. :sad: I hope all is going well for you!

Enjoy the TR, there's lots more to come! :)

ddluvsdisney
10-10-2011, 10:34 AM
We're kinda bummed about the dog toys too. We always get our dog something every yr. and haven't been able to the last couple. We now get him a Mickey dog tag. You can get them at machines around the park. I know there's one in the Land building near Garden Grill and in the Star Tours gift shop. Just an idea for your next trip.
The Ghiardelli shop is my DH's favorite place at DTD. The sundaes are to die for. Maybe the line won't be so long next time.
Congrats to your DS and puppy for winning they are cute.
Deb :)

JoBird
10-10-2011, 11:47 AM
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Mndisneygirl
10-10-2011, 12:13 PM
I think Jo is bored.

JoBird
10-10-2011, 12:22 PM
::yes::


Or stressed.............. or both....................:lmao:

seacrestpromo
10-10-2011, 12:38 PM
Shelly - Ghiardelli is so delicious! Congrats to your son and Capt. Jack! Great report and pictures!

Jo - bored and stressed??? Here is some DL magic for you - Halloween time at the park - I shot, edited and uploaded it from my iPad2. http://youtu.be/r_nhvl2gG_8

Mari! Good to see you!!!

Sea :cool1:

T*Bird
10-10-2011, 12:44 PM
::yes::


Or stressed.............. or both....................:lmao:



I wondered if that was meant for me. :scared1:



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JoBird
10-10-2011, 12:57 PM
Shelly - Ghiardelli is so delicious! Congrats to your son and Capt. Jack! Great report and pictures!

Jo - bored and stressed??? Here is some DL magic for you - Halloween time at the park - I shot, edited and uploaded it from my iPad2. http://youtu.be/r_nhvl2gG_8

Mari! Good to see you!!!

Sea :cool1:

What a cool Halloween video from DL Sea!!! That artist doing those pumpkins was crazy good! I'm always lucky if I can get eyes gouged into my pumpkins straight without a lop-sided look to them.:lmao:
Thanks for helping to spread the Disney love!I wondered if that was meant for me. :scared1:



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Do I know you??????? :snooty:


Kidding!!!!!!!!!

Did you have fun eatin Gator Tail for supper on Saturday??? I must confess, I slept thru most of the game once it was way out of reach. I sort of came to long enough to see Debose make the TD for us and then I was out again.:laughing: Hope you had a fun time with your family at the game!:hug:

sjs314
10-10-2011, 12:58 PM
Jo - you have too much free time on your hands so I think you need to write up a TR for all your fans here.


Sea - loved seeing your video of DL, some of those craved pumpkins are unbelievable. I just recently purchased an ipad 2 can't wait now to try out using the video cam only thing I did was take a still pic of the dog

Momof2Disneyboys
10-10-2011, 01:12 PM
We're kinda bummed about the dog toys too. We always get our dog something every yr. and haven't been able to the last couple. We now get him a Mickey dog tag. You can get them at machines around the park. I know there's one in the Land building near Garden Grill and in the Star Tours gift shop. Just an idea for your next trip.
The Ghiardelli shop is my DH's favorite place at DTD. The sundaes are to die for. Maybe the line won't be so long next time.
Congrats to your DS and puppy for winning they are cute.
Deb :)

The MM dog tag is a good idea! :thumbsup2

I hope we get to get something yummy from Ghirardelli next time!

Thanks! :)
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Momof2Disneyboys
10-10-2011, 01:19 PM
Shelly - Ghiardelli is so delicious! Congrats to your son and Capt. Jack! Great report and pictures!

Jo - bored and stressed??? Here is some DL magic for you - Halloween time at the park - I shot, edited and uploaded it from my iPad2. http://youtu.be/r_nhvl2gG_8

Mari! Good to see you!!!

Sea :cool1:

Thanks Sea!

Cool video! :cool1:
Jo - you have too much free time on your hands so I think you need to write up a TR for all your fans here.





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seacrestpromo
10-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Thanks Shelly!

SJS - I used the app, iMovie ($5!) to edit the clips together. Very easy to use. The only thing is that I had to reduce down the image quality to 360HD from 720HD because it would have taken almost 1.5 hours or more to upload it to YouTube at 720HD. Another solution is to just shorten your videos to 3 minutes and keep it at 720HD. Here is one I did last May at the Flower and Garden festival at Epcot: http://youtu.be/s7OdJOhffDE Overall, using the iPad for video shorts is great fun!

Sea:cool1:

cyndiloveswalt
10-10-2011, 03:13 PM
Wanted to share some cute pics of my puppy Lucky.
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Momof2Disneyboys
10-10-2011, 03:57 PM
Wanted to share some cute pics of my puppy Lucky.
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Ahhh how cute!! :cloud9: Thanks for sharing!

T*Bird
10-10-2011, 04:41 PM
Do I know you??????? :snooty:


Kidding!!!!!!!!!

Did you have fun eatin Gator Tail for supper on Saturday??? I must confess, I slept thru most of the game once it was way out of reach. I sort of came to long enough to see Debose make the TD for us and then I was out again.:laughing: Hope you had a fun time with your family at the game!:hug:[/SIZE][/COLOR]


We had a great time, thanks! Beautiful weather - but thank heavens we were sitting on the west side and didn't face that bright sun all day! I saw lots of sun-burned faces after the game.

Y'all were kind of doomed not having your first or second string QB. But I was still worried, even until the 3rd qtr. Because teams like Florida and Alabama just have a way of winning, even if they have to come from behind.

It's just one of those transition years for y'all - certainly not a bad sign. Believe me, we have been through our share of down years! Now if Bama would just go through one of those cycles, things would be great! :laughing:

So here's something I was thinking that would make the season a good one - maybe Florida will get to go to the Capital One bowl in........Orlando!! :cheer2: :mickeyjum I mean, you'd have to go, right? ;)

But since y'all ARE Florida, I suppose the SEC championship game is still not out of the question! And if you win that one, you can make a trip to NOLA for the Sugar Bowl! :eek: :laughing:


Sorry, Shelly, I promise that's all the football talk on your TR! :guilty:

lala3291
10-10-2011, 05:12 PM
Congrats to your DS! That is so great about him and Jack winning the contest!
And, I loved your DTD update! Shopping in WDW is my favorite type of shopping. Your DS's look like they were having so much fun! I loved the picture of DS10 talking with the CM at the Lego store.
Hope you had a great rest of your weekend!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-11-2011, 08:24 AM
Congrats to your DS! That is so great about him and Jack winning the contest!
And, I loved your DTD update! Shopping in WDW is my favorite type of shopping. Your DS's look like they were having so much fun! I loved the picture of DS10 talking with the CM at the Lego store.
Hope you had a great rest of your weekend!

Thanks Lauren! :goodvibes

We always have so much fun shopping at DTD!! :cool1:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-11-2011, 08:29 AM
Next on our DTD journey was Goofy's Candy Store. The kids got some snacks and messed around in there for a bit!

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By now we were back up by the Marketplace entrance and it only made sense to head out from there. But, it had started to cool off nicely that evening and we decided that now would be a good time to take on the rest of DTD. We knew we'd be coming back later in the trip, but were afraid it would be during the day and we wouldn't feel like doing all the walking on the pavement in the heat. So we turned around and headed for Pleasure Island and the West Side. :cool1:

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The hot air balloon was not running. Surprise, surprise. I don't think that thing runs about 80% of the time. :confused3

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We stopped at various shops and looked around and just had a nice relaxing evening.

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DH bought a hat at the Harley store.

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We stopped by the fountain for a bit.

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Then went into the Planet Hollywood store. DS12 used the voucher that came with our package and got the PH keychain.

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Continued in next post.....

Momof2Disneyboys
10-11-2011, 08:31 AM
Continued.....


Then we went over to the bus stop on the West Side and headed back to CBR for the rest of the night. We dropped off our packages in the room and went over to the food court for a snack. IllumiNations had just started. :yay:

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We took a look around the gift shops first and then went and got some snacks at the food court.

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After our snack we went back to the room and played with Legos awhile and then went to bed!

And that is the end of day 2!


Up Next: A morning at the pool :cool1:

ronnmel
10-11-2011, 08:42 AM
I love jumping pictures!

You had quite a productive day/evening at DTD! I"m surprised you were able to accomplish that much with 3 boys/guys in tow!!

Monny2AE
10-11-2011, 08:43 AM
Congrats to DS10 and Jack! Jack looked like he needed a few friends and a deck of cards around a poker table with that hat! Too cute!

Looked like a great day of shopping at DTD! Love the earrings!! Adding that to my souvenir list too. I might need to increase my souvenir budget with all the ideas I'm getting from your TR! :laughing: My DS will be so excited to see the new improved Lego Store! And yes, Snow White does need a face. I agree it's creepy.


Sea- Love the Halloween video of DL. I'm always amazed at what Disney can do with a pumpkin!

lauren_elizabeth
10-11-2011, 09:21 AM
I was so far behind! All caught up now though :goodvibes

Crystal Palace breakfast is always great! I never even thought to make a late morning ADR... I like that idea!

Seems like yall had a blast at DTD! I love the earrings you bought to go along with that necklace.

The jumping picture of your boys in front of the fountain is one of my favorites! You should frame that one! :thumbsup2

lala3291
10-11-2011, 11:39 AM
It looks like you all had such a nice night in DTD! I'm glad it cooled off for you.
I LOVE that picture of the boys at the fountain! Too cute!
Looking forward to reading more!:surfweb:

Pluto_fan
10-11-2011, 11:48 AM
I also love the photo of the boys jumping in front of the fountain! :yay::yay:

204charity
10-11-2011, 12:42 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE the gift shop photos! I am so excited to shop when in Disney! Lol

Lovemy3babes
10-11-2011, 01:15 PM
I am really leaning towards CBR for our next trip. I love that you can view IllumiNations! Where is your favorite place to see them while there Shelly? What a great way to end your night! :goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
10-11-2011, 02:34 PM
I love jumping pictures!

You had quite a productive day/evening at DTD! I"m surprised you were able to accomplish that much with 3 boys/guys in tow!!

Thanks!

I know, and we got it done with very little whining!! :rotfl:Congrats to DS10 and Jack! Jack looked like he needed a few friends and a deck of cards around a poker table with that hat! Too cute!

Looked like a great day of shopping at DTD! Love the earrings!! Adding that to my souvenir list too. I might need to increase my souvenir budget with all the ideas I'm getting from your TR! :laughing: My DS will be so excited to see the new improved Lego Store! And yes, Snow White does need a face. I agree it's creepy.


Sea- Love the Halloween video of DL. I'm always amazed at what Disney can do with a pumpkin!

Thanks Kim! :)

Your DS is going to LOVE the Lego store. I hope he has been saving up!! :cool1::laughing:
I was so far behind! All caught up now though :goodvibes

Crystal Palace breakfast is always great! I never even thought to make a late morning ADR... I like that idea!

Seems like yall had a blast at DTD! I love the earrings you bought to go along with that necklace.

The jumping picture of your boys in front of the fountain is one of my favorites! You should frame that one! :thumbsup2

Glad you are all caught up!! :thumbsup2

We love making a late breakfast ADR. I am never hungry at 8 or 9 in the morning. And then a late breakfast keeps you full until dinner and you don't have to stop for lunch when everyone else is!

I tried to get several of the jumping pics, but that is actually the only one that worked out all week! :upsidedow

Momof2Disneyboys
10-11-2011, 02:43 PM
It looks like you all had such a nice night in DTD! I'm glad it cooled off for you.
I LOVE that picture of the boys at the fountain! Too cute!
Looking forward to reading more!:surfweb:

We had a great night! :goodvibes I was so glad that the evenings were cooling off. I guess I was expecting it to be miserably hot from morning til night!!

Day 3 is coming up soon!

I also love the photo of the boys jumping in front of the fountain! :yay::yay:

Thanks Kathy! :)LOVE LOVE LOVE the gift shop photos! I am so excited to shop when in Disney! Lol

Thanks! We love shopping at Disney too!! :cool1:
I am really leaning towards CBR for our next trip. I love that you can view IllumiNations! Where is your favorite place to see them while there Shelly? What a great way to end your night! :goodvibes

I like to watch IllumiNations from the Jamaica beach the best. But you have to get there early to grab one of the hammocks! We also watched from the Jamaica quiet pool one night and that was fun! :yay:

jbmom
10-11-2011, 05:56 PM
So far behind! We were in DTD that evening too. The new improved Lego store is so much better than before. I feel like I can actually move around in there now. Did the doughnuts come from Baby Cakes? I wonder if its because they are vegan and safe for people with lots of different allergies if that made a difference in taste.

Congrats to DS and Jack!

rusafee1183
10-11-2011, 08:39 PM
We're home! :faint::faint::faint:

I am exhausted, but we had such a great trip. :goodvibes

SSR is beautiful!! We were so spoiled by our room, I don't know how we'll go back to anything less than what we had. :laughing: I would kill for DVC. Our friends are so lucky :thumbsup2 We had 8 people there, so we stayed in the 3 BR villa and it was incredible.

The first 2 days were SO rainy and terrible, but we managed to get through it and have fun.

I caught up on the updates since I was gone. You guys did lots and lots of shopping! :thumbsup2 We did the same thing since the weather was so bad. I got my Mickey necklace this trip!! I found the one I wanted that looks like a key :lovestruc and then I bought a pair of Mickey sweatpant type capri's, and then Bob bought a golf shirt and a Perry t-shirt.

We spent so much money on this trip. :headache: :rolleyes1

Whatever... It's just money. I'll make more tomorrow :thumbsup2

Oh - and also - we are now AP holders!!!! :cool1::dance3::yay::woohoo:

We figured that it made the most sense because we plan on doing a few days along with our cruise, and we've been planning a trip to San Diego with friends for next fall. So, those days should already pay for the upgrade :thumbsup2

cyndiloveswalt
10-12-2011, 10:07 AM
Welcome home! Glad you liked SSR, we are DVC and it is our home resort- love it. We will be heading there in just over 30 days!!
Sheely, is there a vinylmation store in DTD? or was that just a display?

sjs314
10-12-2011, 11:56 AM
Thanks Shelly!

SJS - I used the app, iMovie ($5!) to edit the clips together. Very easy to use. The only thing is that I had to reduce down the image quality to 360HD from 720HD because it would have taken almost 1.5 hours or more to upload it to YouTube at 720HD. Another solution is to just shorten your videos to 3 minutes and keep it at 720HD. Here is one I did last May at the Flower and Garden festival at Epcot: http://youtu.be/s7OdJOhffDE Overall, using the iPad for video shorts is great fun!

Sea:cool1:

Thank Sea, will have to d/l that app so I can play around with it on my ipad, I will be at the flower and garden festival again in March might have to do my own video of it :thumbsup2
I am excited about not having to take my laptop this trip since I bought the ipad2:yay:

sjs314
10-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Shelly I think they see your family coming and shut down the balloon ride. :laughing: Nice that the weather cooperated and it cooled down to make for a more enjoyable evening in DTD
Love the pic you snapped of the boys jumping! Awesome!

I still love it that you can see Illuminations from the beach at CBR and the stores there look great too.

seacrestpromo
10-12-2011, 12:53 PM
Shelly - Woo Hoo! Day 3! Can't wait for your next installment!

RF - Glad to hear that you had a great time - and that you are now APers! So, you are coming out to San Diego - are you going to have time to visit DLR?

SJS - Ya, the iPad is definitely great when you travel, so light and easy to use. It is good for taking quick video clips, 20-60 seconds. Now with ios5 and icloud you can back up the videos offline so that you don't have to store it all on your iPad.

Jo - we need another update about your trip!

Sea :cool1:

loganpaulsmom
10-12-2011, 02:42 PM
Looks like you had an amazing time.. i just had to write.. because the first picture I saw of you, i saw something familar.. it must have been a theme at the Poly..;) can't wait to read more..
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Momof2Disneyboys
10-12-2011, 04:14 PM
So far behind! We were in DTD that evening too. The new improved Lego store is so much better than before. I feel like I can actually move around in there now. Did the doughnuts come from Baby Cakes? I wonder if its because they are vegan and safe for people with lots of different allergies if that made a difference in taste.

Congrats to DS and Jack!

That was a great night at DTD. Ended up kind of crowded the later it got, but still fun!

Yep - the donuts came from Baby Cakes. That's where you have to choose your dessert from on the DDP. I hope everything there doesn't taste that nasty!!

We're home! :faint::faint::faint:

I am exhausted, but we had such a great trip. :goodvibes

SSR is beautiful!! We were so spoiled by our room, I don't know how we'll go back to anything less than what we had. :laughing: I would kill for DVC. Our friends are so lucky :thumbsup2 We had 8 people there, so we stayed in the 3 BR villa and it was incredible.

The first 2 days were SO rainy and terrible, but we managed to get through it and have fun.

I caught up on the updates since I was gone. You guys did lots and lots of shopping! :thumbsup2 We did the same thing since the weather was so bad. I got my Mickey necklace this trip!! I found the one I wanted that looks like a key :lovestruc and then I bought a pair of Mickey sweatpant type capri's, and then Bob bought a golf shirt and a Perry t-shirt.

We spent so much money on this trip. :headache: :rolleyes1

Whatever... It's just money. I'll make more tomorrow :thumbsup2

Oh - and also - we are now AP holders!!!! :cool1::dance3::yay::woohoo:

We figured that it made the most sense because we plan on doing a few days along with our cruise, and we've been planning a trip to San Diego with friends for next fall. So, those days should already pay for the upgrade :thumbsup2

So glad to hear you had such a nice trip. So 4 days was long enough then? What all did you do?

I think SSR would be so nice for it's location - next to DTD!! :cool1:

Congrats on the AP's!
Welcome home! Glad you liked SSR, we are DVC and it is our home resort- love it. We will be heading there in just over 30 days!!
Sheely, is there a vinylmation store in DTD? or was that just a display?

Yes, there is a store in DTD - on the West Side - that is full of Vinylmations. I think it's where the Planet Hollywood merchandise store used to be.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-12-2011, 04:26 PM
Shelly I think they see your family coming and shut down the balloon ride. :laughing: Nice that the weather cooperated and it cooled down to make for a more enjoyable evening in DTD
Love the pic you snapped of the boys jumping! Awesome!

I still love it that you can see Illuminations from the beach at CBR and the stores there look great too.

I know!! :laughing: What is up with that??? :confused3

Thanks, it was a great evening!:goodvibes
Shelly - Woo Hoo! Day 3! Can't wait for your next installment!

Sea :cool1:

Day 3 coming up soon! :yay:Looks like you had an amazing time.. i just had to write.. because the first picture I saw of you, i saw something familar.. it must have been a theme at the Poly..;) can't wait to read more..
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv299/loganpaulsmom/Disney%202011/87464c8b.jpg

Hey -- that's my dress!! And my Poly room!!! :rotfl:

That is too funny!

Welcome to the TR! :goodvibes Hope you enjoy!

Amy&Dan
10-12-2011, 11:18 PM
Shelly, love the DTD pictures, we love DTD and I hardly ever see anyone put many pictures or comments about it in TR's! Seeing your boys in the Lego Store makes a bit sad, my ds will be 17 on Friday and our Lego days are behind us! Wish they would have had that at WDW's DTD back in his Lego days.

Can't wait to hear your stuff on the Poly, I gotta confess, I enjoyed CBR more! I'll be anxious to hear your perspective.

RinkyTinkyTinky
10-13-2011, 07:22 AM
Wow you have done so much already in just two days! Your DTD time looks wonderful. I'm so glad it cooled off for you! We may not have time to make it there on this trip. :sad2:

Love the fountain picture of your boys! That captured the pure joy of being at Disney! :)

I can't wait to see Illuminations from CBR!!!!!! :woohoo: So exciting!

My DH always buys a hat too. I guess that is the standard man souvie. ;)

We have never been to the West Side of DTD. I need to get over there and check it out. And we have never used our PH vouchers either. What else do they have down there that you like to go to?

JoBird
10-13-2011, 08:54 AM
I'm late. Forgive me please???:flower3:

I have a good reason I swear!;)




Okay let's see your DTD post----
shopping is FUN.:cool1: I love the picture of the boys jumping. I think next trip you should get pics of them planking all over WDW! That would be great. ::yes::

DS12 looks like a ninja with the unicorn suckers in that one picture!:lmao:

You guys sent me a text that night when you were at CBR. And I was very jel.:laughing:

Great update! Can't wait to read more!:goodvibes








PS- RF---- Welcome home! Sorry the trip was so fast, but wow- you have AP's! AWESOME!!!:banana:


Teri----- I'm in mourning.
:rotfl2: Kidding. Glad you had a good time at the game!
Did you read that Tebow is starting next week against the Dolphins.... AND they are honoring UF's 2009 National Championship that day????:lmao: So dang funny to me.

ronnmel
10-13-2011, 09:51 AM
I'm late. Forgive me please???:flower3:

I have a good reason I swear!;)




Anybody else notice how Jo cleverly avoids any mention we do of her starting a TR? :rolleyes1

sjs314
10-13-2011, 10:39 AM
Shelly - Woo Hoo! Day 3! Can't wait for your next installment!

RF - Glad to hear that you had a great time - and that you are now APers! So, you are coming out to San Diego - are you going to have time to visit DLR?

SJS - Ya, the iPad is definitely great when you travel, so light and easy to use. It is good for taking quick video clips, 20-60 seconds. Now with ios5 and icloud you can back up the videos offline so that you don't have to store it all on your iPad.

Jo - we need another update about your trip!

Sea :cool1:

Sea - yes it seems I have to see about updateing my ios, I started to read about it on cnet yesterday and need to continue then do my updates if I can stay off the DIS long enough but for now I have to get back to Shelly's TR here ...too much to do , too little time

sjs314
10-13-2011, 11:00 AM
Anybody else notice how Jo cleverly avoids any mention we do of her starting a TR? :rolleyes1

Yes I did notice that :rotfl:

sjs314
10-13-2011, 11:05 AM
Anybody else notice how Jo cleverly avoids any mention we do of her starting a TR? :rolleyes1

Yes I did notice that :rotfl:

Disney Mommy 3
10-13-2011, 11:39 AM
Yeah, I noticed too!!!

Lil'Mermaid75
10-13-2011, 11:39 AM
Anybody else notice how Jo cleverly avoids any mention we do of her starting a TR? :rolleyes1

I did! I thought maybe when she said she had a good reason that writing her TR would be it.

Disney Mommy 3
10-13-2011, 11:44 AM
Yeah, I noticed too!!!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-13-2011, 03:04 PM
Shelly, love the DTD pictures, we love DTD and I hardly ever see anyone put many pictures or comments about it in TR's! Seeing your boys in the Lego Store makes a bit sad, my ds will be 17 on Friday and our Lego days are behind us! Wish they would have had that at WDW's DTD back in his Lego days.

Can't wait to hear your stuff on the Poly, I gotta confess, I enjoyed CBR more! I'll be anxious to hear your perspective.

Thanks Amy! :goodvibes We do love spending time at DTD. In-fact before the week was over DS10 had dragged us back 2 more times!! :upsidedow

It might be a little while before I get to all our Poly stuff on here, I still have 3 more CBR days! But if you want to you can take a look at my Poly review!
Wow you have done so much already in just two days! Your DTD time looks wonderful. I'm so glad it cooled off for you! We may not have time to make it there on this trip. :sad2:

Love the fountain picture of your boys! That captured the pure joy of being at Disney! :)

I can't wait to see Illuminations from CBR!!!!!! :woohoo: So exciting!

My DH always buys a hat too. I guess that is the standard man souvie. ;)

We have never been to the West Side of DTD. I need to get over there and check it out. And we have never used our PH vouchers either. What else do they have down there that you like to go to?

I know -- the trip was off to a wonderful start!! :cool1:

I hope you get to DTD for a little bit on your trip! :wizard: And that you get to see IllumiNations from CBR!

I don't know what it is with DH and the hats. He'e never owned a motorcycle, but he had to get a hat from the Harley Store.....:confused3:rotfl:

There's some cool stuff on the West Side! There's a candy store, a Vinylmation store, a sunglass store, some clothing stores, restaurants, and then things like Disney Quest and Cirque du Soleil - I want to go to both of those one day!I'm late. Forgive me please???:flower3:

I have a good reason I swear!;)




Okay let's see your DTD post----
shopping is FUN.:cool1: I love the picture of the boys jumping. I think next trip you should get pics of them planking all over WDW! That would be great. ::yes::

DS12 looks like a ninja with the unicorn suckers in that one picture!:lmao:

You guys sent me a text that night when you were at CBR. And I was very jel.:laughing:

Great update! Can't wait to read more!:goodvibes





Okay, you're forgiven this time. But don't let it happen again!! :laughing:

That was a great night at DTD! I remember texting you guys!! :yay:

Yes - DS12 was being crazy with those giant lollipops! :crazy2:

JoBird
10-14-2011, 08:22 AM
Anybody else notice how Jo cleverly avoids any mention we do of her starting a TR? :rolleyes1

Yes I did notice that :rotfl:

Yeah, I noticed too!!!

I did! I thought maybe when she said she had a good reason that writing her TR would be it.



IF I COULD STICK OUT MY TONGUE AT ALL OF YOU I WOULD.




:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

I had wonderful intentions of posting on Monday, honest I did. I even told Shelly last week I was going to start it Monday morning. My Mom was in town last week and it was a bit stressful so I had to put it off.
I'm sorry for the delay, but my days right now are crazy.

I am hoping in the next few weeks things will settle down for me and I will be able to devote the time I need to getting it up and running. I don't want to start it and get five updates into it and stop. I do appreciate you guys wanting to read all about the trip. 'Cause you all know I have stories to tell........
:rotfl:
Y'all have patience with me.:flower3:

Besides----- you'll need something to read once Shelly's TR is finished, won't you????:rolleyes1

sjs314
10-14-2011, 09:32 AM
IF I COULD STICK OUT MY TONGUE AT ALL OF YOU I WOULD.




:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

I had wonderful intentions of posting on Monday, honest I did. I even told Shelly last week I was going to start it Monday morning. My Mom was in town last week and it was a bit stressful so I had to put it off.
I'm sorry for the delay, but my days right now are crazy.

I am hoping in the next few weeks things will settle down for me and I will be able to devote the time I need to getting it up and running. I don't want to start it and get five updates into it and stop. I do appreciate you guys wanting to read all about the trip. 'Cause you all know I have stories to tell........
:rotfl:
Y'all have patience with me.:flower3:

Besides----- you'll need something to read once Shelly's TR is finished, won't you????:rolleyes1


You know we just love to "pick" on you Jo :rotfl:

You have a valid point about having something to read once Shelly's TR is done of course by then she might be doing her next PTR and we might (not a chance) forget you promised us a TR,

Sorry to hear your visit with Mom was so stressful, we just miss you and your humor :hug:

ronnmel
10-14-2011, 10:08 AM
Ok Jo, we'll be patient... for a little while longer. ;)

We just can't wait to read all your stories. :goodvibes

Disney Mommy 3
10-14-2011, 10:27 AM
Jodi, Jodi, Jodi...:sad2: You prove, yet again, that you TRULY are my long lost sister!!!! I too have to toss Disney aside when my mom comes to town.....it's sad and pathetic, but there it is..She thinks the only reason I go to Disney every year is that I have tooo many things from my childhood that have went undealt with and that's my escape from life. uhh, so what's wrong with that? not really---I truly have dealt with all the childhood issues,...I just think Disney is the PERFECT place to take the family...geez,i think we all feel that we are 'safer' there than any other vacation spot! That should put her on my bandwagon, as she is in fear of someone taking my kids at any given point....
Ok Shelly...back to you!!!:cutie:

Lil'Mermaid75
10-14-2011, 12:08 PM
IF I COULD STICK OUT MY TONGUE AT ALL OF YOU I WOULD.




:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

I had wonderful intentions of posting on Monday, honest I did. I even told Shelly last week I was going to start it Monday morning. My Mom was in town last week and it was a bit stressful so I had to put it off.
I'm sorry for the delay, but my days right now are crazy.

I am hoping in the next few weeks things will settle down for me and I will be able to devote the time I need to getting it up and running. I don't want to start it and get five updates into it and stop. I do appreciate you guys wanting to read all about the trip. 'Cause you all know I have stories to tell........
:rotfl:
Y'all have patience with me.:flower3:

Besides----- you'll need something to read once Shelly's TR is finished, won't you????:rolleyes1


And you do know we would probably stick our tongues out right back at ya! :lmao:

You do have a valid point, though, about needing something to read once Shelly's done, so I'll give you that one.

I do so understand the stress of having a mother in town...although mine has now moved from a 5-1/2 hour plane ride away to a 10-minute car ride. :scared1:

Amy&Dan
10-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Thanks Amy! :goodvibes We do love spending time at DTD. In-fact before the week was over DS10 had dragged us back 2 more times!! :upsidedow

It might be a little while before I get to all our Poly stuff on here, I still have 3 more CBR days! But if you want to you can take a look at my Poly review!

Shelly, I have no idea how I missed that Poly review when you wrote it or in your link! Great review.

I did really enjoy it too, but we paid rack rate due to it being a holiday weekend and a last minute thing. I was just not wowed which shocked me! But I think it was partly because Dan booked that for me in honor of my mom who had just passed away. We had eaten there twice when we went to WDW with her and she commented how lovely it was. So the whole time I was there I was just thinking about her and feeling sad!

Or maybe I am just a moderate girl at heart!:rotfl:

In any case, I loved your review and pictures and am so glad you guys enjoyed it. If two boys comment on the room being nice, that means it must have been perfect!;)

Momof2Disneyboys
10-14-2011, 02:26 PM
Day 3 – Sunday August 28


DH and DS12 decided they were going to get up early and get breakfast from the food court. DS10 played with his Lego's and I slept in! :cloud9:

I'm not sure what time DH & DS went over to the food court, but it wasn't super early. Maybe 8:30ish. They ate and then took a walk.

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Rating: Sorry, cant really rate it since I wasn't there, but DH & DS didn't have any complaints!!
Total Bill: I'm guessing around about $22 or so...

They walked from the food court through Trinidad North, then to Trinidad South, and then back to Jamaica.

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When they got back we all got into our swimsuits and headed over to the main pool! We got there just after 10:00am and they had just done their morning opening ceremony. The pool is open 24 hours but the lifeguards come on duty and the slides open at 10:00.

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10-14-2011, 02:30 PM
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We found a nice spot right by the pool and DS went over to get us some towels.

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The kids didn't waste any time and got right in! DH and I decided to soak in the sun for awhile before we went in. So we lounged on our chairs and sent some texts & pics to friends and watched the kids. And took lots of pics of course!

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Pretty soon DH and I joined the kids! DS10 loved the smaller slide and DS12 and I loved the longer one!

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A little after 11:30 DS10 and I were getting hungry since we hadn't had anything to eat yet. So I went into the food court and grabbed us a little lunch. I got a salad for me and some apples for him and some breadsticks for both of us.

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After we ate I walked over behind the big pool slide and took a few pics and then we did a little more swimming and then headed back to the room to get ready to go to DHS later.

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The pool never did get crowded! Especially for a hot day in August.

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Up Next: Hollywood Studios

Momof2Disneyboys
10-14-2011, 02:48 PM
Shelly, I have no idea how I missed that Poly review when you wrote it or in your link! Great review.

I did really enjoy it too, but we paid rack rate due to it being a holiday weekend and a last minute thing. I was just not wowed which shocked me! But I think it was partly because Dan booked that for me in honor of my mom who had just passed away. We had eaten there twice when we went to WDW with her and she commented how lovely it was. So the whole time I was there I was just thinking about her and feeling sad!

Or maybe I am just a moderate girl at heart!:rotfl:

In any case, I loved your review and pictures and am so glad you guys enjoyed it. If two boys comment on the room being nice, that means it must have been perfect!;)

I'm glad you enjoyed the Poly review Amy. :goodvibes We just loved it there. :cloud9: Of course we didn't pay rack rate!! We were wowed by everything except the CL offerings.

I really need to stay a moderate girl too, for the sake of my savings account!!:scared1::rotfl:


I'm so sorry about your mom. :hug: Maybe if you get back to the Poly someday it will be a happier time with only good memories.

Disney Mommy 3
10-14-2011, 02:58 PM
good update!! Love that pool!!!

T*Bird
10-14-2011, 03:12 PM
What a fun, relaxing day! You really know how to do Disney right. Who knew you could sleep in on a Disney trip! :eek:

So you not only trained your boys how to be good shoppers, you also trained them to be great photographers. :thumbsup2 I love how your DS12 and DH took all kinds of pics during their morning out. They even got a pic of their breakfast and a flower, too!

The CBR pool looks awesome and huge! You're right, it was not crowded at all for a hot summer day. Whodathunkit! :laughing:

Way to go posting a swimsuit pic so coyly! ;)

Momof2Disneyboys
10-14-2011, 04:28 PM
good update!! Love that pool!!!

Thanks!

It sure is a fun pool! :cool1:

What a fun, relaxing day! You really know how to do Disney right. Who knew you could sleep in on a Disney trip! :eek:

So you not only trained your boys how to be good shoppers, you also trained them to be great photographers. :thumbsup2 I love how your DS12 and DH took all kinds of pics during their morning out. They even got a pic of their breakfast and a flower, too!

The CBR pool looks awesome and huge! You're right, it was not crowded at all for a hot summer day. Whodathunkit! :laughing:

Way to go posting a swimsuit pic so coyly! ;)

I was so ready for a sleep in day. I couldn't believe they wanted to get up and go for breakfast. :upsidedow

DS took most of the pics during their little excursion!! He definitely took the food pic, DH wouldn't do that!! :rolleyes:

Yep - there's my swimsuit pics!! :laughing:
I couldn't believe the pool never got the least bit crowded that day! I was prepared for it to be over-run with kids!! ;):rotfl:

Amy&Dan
10-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Ahh, that is my kind of day at WDW, sleep in, time at the resort pool then head to a park.:cloud9:

My mom will soon be gone four years, the trip we took to the Poly was just three months after she died and I think the memories of the lovely day we spent there were a bit too bittersweet!

We are eating at 'Ohana next trip for the first time since our stay and I can't wait!

Yeah, the deluxe's aren't as savings account friendly!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Ahh, that is my kind of day at WDW, sleep in, time at the resort pool then head to a park.:cloud9:

My mom will soon be gone four years, the trip we took to the Poly was just three months after she died and I think the memories of the lovely day we spent there were a bit too bittersweet!

We are eating at 'Ohana next trip for the first time since our stay and I can't wait!

Yeah, the deluxe's aren't as savings account friendly!


I'm sure that trip was very bittersweet. Maybe now that some more time has passed it will be a happy place for you. :goodvibes


Yep, those relaxing days at Disney are the best!! :cool1:

Are you eating at Ohana for breakfast or dinner? We love both! :)

sjs314
10-14-2011, 05:46 PM
Shelly - What a wonderfully relaxing morning you had. The pool at CBR looks really great. I do think it looks like one of the nicer pools, it's so large. Can't wait to read about your evening at DHS.

lala3291
10-14-2011, 06:11 PM
Wow- the CBR pool looks great! It looks really big too! You all look like you were having a great time swimming.
Can't wait until your DHS update...only 4 weeks and we will be there.:goodvibes

204charity
10-14-2011, 06:25 PM
Wow! What a great way to do Disney. I love the idea of maybe relaxing in the hotel one day and heading to the park in the evening too. I have toyed with the idea, but have just thought - "wouldn't it be like WASTING a day!?!" But you are clearly showing us that is not the case afterall. CAn't wait to see how your evening at Hollywood Studio's goes. :)

JoBird
10-14-2011, 07:28 PM
HeY girl! Just sent Mark out to get me some IC so I thought I'd check out the thread! Glad I did! What a wonderful update! Once again all the pics of CBR prove that it is so beautiful there. The guy's morning looked like so much fun!

I wasn't sure what the black Thing was in that one picture- is it a coffin with Calico Jack written on it? Did I see a hand coming out if it??? :laughing:

The board at the pool said it was 94 that day! Did it feel hotter to you?

Thanks for the update! It was good! :) looking forward to more!

ronnmel
10-14-2011, 09:42 PM
How sweet of your DS9 to play quietly so mommy can sleep in. :goodvibes

It's great that the pool didn't get crowded. It really is a great fun pool!

ddluvsdisney
10-15-2011, 10:07 AM
great update!!
Wow, the CBR pool is so big- wish the Poly's was that size. It really needs to be b/c as you know it's just always crowded due to it being too SMALL!
We always take 1 or 2 days off from the parks to spend time in the pool, rent boats,and do things around resort. It's nice to sleep in and relax sometimes.

Amy&Dan
10-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Shelly we are doing dinner at 'Ohana, my husband and son love their meat! I love the breakfast too, but this year's breakfast will be at Boma which we have never done (for breakfast).

Momof2Disneyboys
10-15-2011, 10:36 AM
Shelly - What a wonderfully relaxing morning you had. The pool at CBR looks really great. I do think it looks like one of the nicer pools, it's so large. Can't wait to read about your evening at DHS.

Thanks! :goodvibes

CBR definitely has one of the best pools! :thumbsup2
Wow- the CBR pool looks great! It looks really big too! You all look like you were having a great time swimming.
Can't wait until your DHS update...only 4 weeks and we will be there.:goodvibes

It is so big!! :cool1: We had a great morning.

YAY for 4 weeks!! :woohoo: Lucky!!
Wow! What a great way to do Disney. I love the idea of maybe relaxing in the hotel one day and heading to the park in the evening too. I have toyed with the idea, but have just thought - "wouldn't it be like WASTING a day!?!" But you are clearly showing us that is not the case afterall. CAn't wait to see how your evening at Hollywood Studio's goes. :)

I used to be like that at WDW -- go, go, go!!! :hyper: But I soon found out that we have a better time when we slow things down a bit. And I never really feel like we are wasting time or missing out on anything. So for us it's a great way to do Disney! :thumbsup2 (Plus if I didn't do it this way DH wouldn't keep taking me back. :rotfl:)

Momof2Disneyboys
10-15-2011, 10:46 AM
HeY girl! Just sent Mark out to get me some IC so I thought I'd check out the thread! Glad I did! What a wonderful update! Once again all the pics of CBR prove that it is so beautiful there. The guy's morning looked like so much fun!

I wasn't sure what the black Thing was in that one picture- is it a coffin with Calico Jack written on it? Did I see a hand coming out if it??? :laughing:

The board at the pool said it was 94 that day! Did it feel hotter to you?

Thanks for the update! It was good! :) looking forward to more!

It was a very fun morning! But yes, very hot!! :faint: You sure couldn't sit out of the pool too long in the baking sun. :scared1: When DS and I were eating our lunch it was very hot. And then when we got to DHS the heat was pretty bad. That was actually the day the heat affected me the most.


That black box thing had something to do with the pirate cruise at CBR. DS recognized it from when they took the cruise a few years ago!pirate:
How sweet of your DS9 to play quietly so mommy can sleep in. :goodvibes

It's great that the pool didn't get crowded. It really is a great fun pool!

That kid could sit and play with Lego's for hours and hours!!

We had a blast at the pool!:cool1:
great update!!
Wow, the CBR pool is so big- wish the Poly's was that size. It really needs to be b/c as you know it's just always crowded due to it being too SMALL!
We always take 1 or 2 days off from the parks to spend time in the pool, rent boats,and do things around resort. It's nice to sleep in and relax sometimes.

You are right -- the Poly pool needs to be that big!! I can't believe how small the Poly pool is. And yes, it gets crowded in a hurry. But we loved it anyway!

Sometimes days at the resort are better than being at the parks all day. :goodvibes
Shelly we are doing dinner at 'Ohana, my husband and son love their meat! I love the breakfast too, but this year's breakfast will be at Boma which we have never done (for breakfast).

We did Ohana for dinner on this trip and it was very good. So much food though! :faint:

We've never been to Boma. Our favorite breakfast is Kona! :cloud9:

Monny2AE
10-16-2011, 04:28 PM
Wow CBR pool is empty! :eek: It think it was more crowded during my January trips than on your trip! Maybe everyone went to the water parks or were waiting until later in the day to swim. :confused3


Thanks Kim! :)

Your DS is going to LOVE the Lego store. I hope he has been saving up!! :cool1::laughing:



He sure has been saving!!!! He even reminds his little sister when she asks for something at the store that we are saving or Disney and if she buys something here she can't buy anything at Disney! :lmao:

Disneyfreak508
10-16-2011, 04:52 PM
Where the HECK have I been?! I read your TR from last year and I LOVED it... and I don't know why I didn't know about this one! I'm gonna have to go back and read! Can't wait :) It sounds like it was a fun trip! :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
10-17-2011, 09:46 AM
Wow CBR pool is empty! :eek: It think it was more crowded during my January trips than on your trip! Maybe everyone went to the water parks or were waiting until later in the day to swim. :confused3


It really was empty for a HOT summer day!! :cool1: IDK where all the people were, just glad they weren't there!:rotfl:


He sure has been saving!!!! He even reminds his little sister when she asks for something at the store that we are saving or Disney and if she buys something here she can't buy anything at Disney! :lmao:

Good for him!! :goodvibes My DS10 is the same way. He hardly ever buys anything here, he saves it all for Disney! As soon as he gets his allowance (or birthday or report card $$) he puts it right in his Disney envelope!

Your DS will be so happy he saved when he walks into that Lego store! :yay:


Where the HECK have I been?! I read your TR from last year and I LOVED it... and I don't know why I didn't know about this one! I'm gonna have to go back and read! Can't wait :) It sounds like it was a fun trip! :thumbsup2

Welcome! :goodvibes So glad you're here!! I hope you get all caught up soon.

It was a fabulous trip! :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
10-17-2011, 09:51 AM
After we were done at the pool we went back to the room and got showered and changed. We weren't planning on heading out to DHS until closer to our ADR time because of the heat, but we were too excited and headed out a bit earlier! After-all it is my (and DS12's) favorite park!!:yay:

It was around 2:30 when we got to DHS.

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We went to the wait time tip board and it appeared that it might be a slightly busy day with a huge wait for TSM and no fastpasses left. RNRC was a 50 minute wait and Star Tours was 20 minutes. We ran and got fastpasses for RNRC.

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The kids were pretty excited to ride the new 3-D Star Tours so that's where we went next!

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It was so stinking HOT that day!! Standing here in this line is the most miserable I remember being from the heat on the entire trip. :faint: So I may be smiling, but I felt totally disgusting!!:laughing:

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The kids thoroughly enjoyed the new Star Tours!!

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Next we stopped into the Writer's Stop. Never been in there before so we wanted to check it out. Pretty neat little place!:goodvibes

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After we browsed in there a bit we headed over to the Great Movie Ride. I think we waited about 20 minutes to ride it. The line was crowded and it smelled like sweaty people in there. :scared1: The ride was fun as always though!

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Up Next: Sci-Fi Dine In

lala3291
10-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Loved your DHS update! That stinks that it was crowded. I love DHS...my favorite ride is ToT.
Looking forward to your Sci-Fi update, my family loves it there!
I hope that you had a great weekend!:goodvibes

Disney Mommy 3
10-17-2011, 10:53 AM
I have to do the Writers Stop..what book where you reading?! Looks like you were both liking it! And I looove the Great Movie Ride..especially the Wizard of Oz & Mary Poppins parts!!!! I can't waaaaait!!!

JoBird
10-17-2011, 11:13 AM
Great DHS post!

I'm glad you were able to pop into the Writer's Stop for a bit. I bet you enjoyed the AC in there that day!:goodvibes

Star Tours looks like such a great ride. We were unable to get to it- ran out of time that day and Drew couldn't ride b/c he gets motion sickness. So we skipped it, along with a ton of other things we wanted to get to. There's never enough time is there??? :(

Love GMR--- it's always nice, minus stinky sweaty people. Ewwwww. You got some cool pics of it this trip!

Looking forward to more of your DHS day---- I found out this trip I really enjoyed it when Mr Grumpy Man wasn't in that park with me!:lmao:

Monny2AE
10-17-2011, 12:08 PM
Looks a great day for glistening at DHS! :goodvibes

When DH and I were there for our honeymoon in the summer of 2001 our biggest complaint was not the heat but rather the scent of sweaty gym socks and BO that wafted through the breeze. We teased that Disney should place complimentary samples of deodorant in the restrooms for people during the hotter months of the year. :laughing:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-17-2011, 12:41 PM
Loved your DHS update! That stinks that it was crowded. I love DHS...my favorite ride is ToT.
Looking forward to your Sci-Fi update, my family loves it there!
I hope that you had a great weekend!:goodvibes

Thanks! :)

It never fails when you arrive at DHS in the middle of the day it is crowded. :confused3 It's okay though, we went back a few days later at rope drop and got to do everything we wanted!!

We had a ncie weekend. Cold & rainy though. I hope you had a nice one!:goodvibes
I have to do the Writers Stop..what book where you reading?! Looks like you were both liking it! And I looove the Great Movie Ride..especially the Wizard of Oz & Mary Poppins parts!!!! I can't waaaaait!!!

I'm not sure the name of that book. We looked at several. They all had to do with WDW and the making of it and so on!

We love the GMR! :thumbsup2
Great DHS post!

I'm glad you were able to pop into the Writer's Stop for a bit. I bet you enjoyed the AC in there that day!:goodvibes

Star Tours looks like such a great ride. We were unable to get to it- ran out of time that day and Drew couldn't ride b/c he gets motion sickness. So we skipped it, along with a ton of other things we wanted to get to. There's never enough time is there??? :(

Love GMR--- it's always nice, minus stinky sweaty people. Ewwwww. You got some cool pics of it this trip!

Looking forward to more of your DHS day---- I found out this trip I really enjoyed it when Mr Grumpy Man wasn't in that park with me!:lmao:

Thanks! :goodvibes

Yes, the AC felt nice in the Writer's Shop. I was really feeling the heat that day. :faint:

Sorry you didn't get to do Star Tours. It is pretty neat. It's not one of my favs by any means, but still fun! :rotfl: The kids loved that it is something different every time now.

Mr Grumpy Man :rotfl2: Did he make it to DHS at all on your trip?
Looks a great day for glistening at DHS! :goodvibes

When DH and I were there for our honeymoon in the summer of 2001 our biggest complaint was not the heat but rather the scent of sweaty gym socks and BO that wafted through the breeze. We teased that Disney should place complimentary samples of deodorant in the restrooms for people during the hotter months of the year. :laughing:


It sure was a good day for 'glistening'! :thumbsup2:laughing:

That was definitely the worst day for smelly people. :scared: Free deodorant samples would have been a good idea. :rotfl:

seacrestpromo
10-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Another fun update Shelly!

GMR shall be now known as Gross Movie Reekness. ;)

Sea:cool1:

Lovemy3babes
10-17-2011, 01:11 PM
Ick Shelly. I'm sorry you were sweltering. How hot was it that day, do you remember? I love the Writer's Stop! :thumbsup2

jbmom
10-17-2011, 01:11 PM
What a nice, relaxing morning at CBR. We're not good relaxing people while on vacation, I planned a whole day to just hang out in the pool and do nothing. By 10 am everyone was bored so we headed to The Gulf of Mexico for the afternoon. Someday I'm going to get them to relax!

DHS and AK always seem so hot to me. It didn't look super crowded and it sounds like you got quite a bit done for arriving in the late afternoon. We normally love Scifi but this trip we had a waiter that wasn't the best. It was still fun of course and the food was good!

T*Bird
10-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Wow, it did look pretty crowded at DHS that day! With that many people in a park on a hot day like that, it's a sure thing that the air will be a little :eek: In addition to free deordorant samples, they should give out free clothespins for the rest of us who have to breathe the air!

I'm shocked there was an attraction at DHS you hadn't seen before! The Writer's Stop looks really neat. And I love the cute look on your DS10's face where you're sitting together with the book.

You got some really good pics inside the Great Movie ride. So clear and colorful! :thumbsup2

sjs314
10-17-2011, 04:05 PM
Very nice update. You touched upon things on my list. Also great pics of the new star tours and the Writers Stop. I am surprised you guys were not "glistening" more going out during the hottest time of the day in Florida in August no less...........brave folk ye is :rotfl:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-17-2011, 04:17 PM
Another fun update Shelly!

GMR shall be now known as Gross Movie Reekness. ;)

Sea:cool1:

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Ick Shelly. I'm sorry you were sweltering. How hot was it that day, do you remember? I love the Writer's Stop! :thumbsup2

I think it was in the mid 90's that day. :scared1:

What a nice, relaxing morning at CBR. We're not good relaxing people while on vacation, I planned a whole day to just hang out in the pool and do nothing. By 10 am everyone was bored so we headed to The Gulf of Mexico for the afternoon. Someday I'm going to get them to relax!

DHS and AK always seem so hot to me. It didn't look super crowded and it sounds like you got quite a bit done for arriving in the late afternoon. We normally love Scifi but this trip we had a waiter that wasn't the best. It was still fun of course and the food was good!

We never relax as long as planned, but we do get some relaxing time in there. :thumbsup2

AK and DTD always seem the hottest to me. But it was DHS this time, but far!!

We love Sci-Fi too and had a good time this time, but not as great as previous times. :confused3 But more on that later.....

Momof2Disneyboys
10-17-2011, 04:21 PM
Wow, it did look pretty crowded at DHS that day! With that many people in a park on a hot day like that, it's a sure thing that the air will be a little :eek: In addition to free deordorant samples, they should give out free clothespins for the rest of us who have to breathe the air!

I'm shocked there was an attraction at DHS you hadn't seen before! The Writer's Stop looks really neat. And I love the cute look on your DS10's face where you're sitting together with the book.

You got some really good pics inside the Great Movie ride. So clear and colorful! :thumbsup2

It was moderately crowded. More-so that I expected it to be, but not too terrible.

Yes, deodorant and clothespins! :lmao:

You know, in all the times we have gone to Sci-Fi I had never noticed the Writer's Stop next door. This time I knew about it ahead of time (I think from Jodi) and I was looking for it!
Very nice update. You touched upon things on my list. Also great pics of the new star tours and the Writers Stop. I am surprised you guys were not "glistening" more going out during the hottest time of the day in Florida in August no less...........brave folk ye is :rotfl:


Thanks! :)

Yes, we were brave. Or stupid. However you want to look at it. :rotfl:

Amy&Dan
10-17-2011, 10:31 PM
Shelly, our trip in June was unbearably hot all but two of our 14 days. It got so old and I remember one night in line for POTC thinking I was about to be sick from the smell factor of hundreds of hot stinky people so close by! We are actually going over Spring break for our 2012 trip to get a break from the summer heat. Its hard not to think about our offseason trips when my kids were younger and had year round schooling (and a mom who never felt bad about taking them out of school when they were in elementary lol).

Love the picture of you and your son at Writers Stop, priceless!:)

Disney Mommy 3
10-17-2011, 10:34 PM
Looks a great day for glistening at DHS! :goodvibes

When DH and I were there for our honeymoon in the summer of 2001 our biggest complaint was not the heat but rather the scent of sweaty gym socks and BO that wafted through the breeze. We teased that Disney should place complimentary samples of deodorant in the restrooms for people during the hotter months of the year. :laughing:

Heck yeah girl!! slap a Mickey Mouse wrapper on some deo and EVERYBODY would be trying it!!! LOL!!!

ddluvsdisney
10-18-2011, 09:47 AM
Great update! Too bad about TSM- those FP are always gone by like 11am. My DSs LOVE the new Star Tours ride too. They went on a few times and different everytime!!
I have a pic om my DS with the glasses on too!
I'm getting so excited about my upcoming trip. I made my first ADR today! yay :)
It was really hot that day- we were suppose to be flying home that day but thanks to hurricane Irene we got to stay with Mickey 2 more days!!!

GrammyJudy
10-18-2011, 10:09 AM
My granson who will be 11 next month can't wait to go on the new Star Wars ride in Jan. Taht and the Lego store are all he talks about!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-18-2011, 12:09 PM
Shelly, our trip in June was unbearably hot all but two of our 14 days. It got so old and I remember one night in line for POTC thinking I was about to be sick from the smell factor of hundreds of hot stinky people so close by! We are actually going over Spring break for our 2012 trip to get a break from the summer heat. Its hard not to think about our offseason trips when my kids were younger and had year round schooling (and a mom who never felt bad about taking them out of school when they were in elementary lol).

Love the picture of you and your son at Writers Stop, priceless!:)

Luckily that was the worst day for the heat for us. And it might have only been because we headed to the park during the hottest part of the day. It really took the energy right out of us. I think that was the last day we went to the parks in the middle of the day! :rotfl:

Oh yes, I remember the days when it was no big deal to take the kids out of school. Now the make-up work is so bad that it's not hardly worth it. :sad2:
Heck yeah girl!! slap a Mickey Mouse wrapper on some deo and EVERYBODY would be trying it!!! LOL!!!

:rotfl2:

Great update! Too bad about TSM- those FP are always gone by like 11am. My DSs LOVE the new Star Tours ride too. They went on a few times and different everytime!!
I have a pic om my DS with the glasses on too!
I'm getting so excited about my upcoming trip. I made my first ADR today! yay :)
It was really hot that day- we were suppose to be flying home that day but thanks to hurricane Irene we got to stay with Mickey 2 more days!!!

I know, those TSM fastpasses go so early! :headache:

I forgot you got to stay an extra few days!

When's your next trip?
My granson who will be 11 next month can't wait to go on the new Star Wars ride in Jan. Taht and the Lego store are all he talks about!

They have both recently been redone, so he will have a blast!! :cool1:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-18-2011, 03:40 PM
After our journey through the movies it was getting close to our ADR time. So we headed over to Sci-Fi Dine In!

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The waiting area was pretty crowded. We got checked in and were given a buzzer. It went off in about 15 minutes and we were seated. We were taken to the right side, which was totally different to us. The last 3 times we ate there we were taken to the left and put in the same exact car! The last 2 times we even had the same waiter, who was awesome! This time we were seated to the right of the center and had a waitress. She was okay, but not terrific.

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We were seated and ordered. We all got milkshakes of course! They are the best at Sci-Fi!! DS10 and I got chocolate, DH got vanilla, and DS12 got oreo. They were all great!

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The kids aren't too fond of the food at Sci-Fi. They usually split a hot dog meal, but this time they didn't want anything, other than the milkshakes. I knew from the way they were acting that they weren't going to eat even if I ordered them something. So we just got them milkshakes and they watched the movie clips while we ate.

DH and I both ordered the steak salad. I had gotten this on the last 2 trips and it was fabulous. This time it was very good, but not spectacular. DH thought his was okay.

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We still love Sci-Fi, but the whole experience just wasn't as great as we are used to. Usually the food is excellent, along with the service. This time they were just okay to good. In the past our CM took our camera without us asking and took several pics for us. This time I had to ask our CM to take pictures for us and she only took one.

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We just weren't overwhelmed by our experience this time. I'm sure we will go back again, but we may take a break next year.

When she came back to take our dessert orders we told her we were full and asked if we could just charge the kids milkshakes as our desserts since they are included as a drink and a dessert on the DDP. And she let us!

Total Bill: $55.11
Rating: 7.5 out of 10


Up Next: More DHS and back to CBR

sjs314
10-18-2011, 06:24 PM
So sorry your experience this trip at Sci-fi was not as good as in the previous years. I hate when that happens. That happened to me the 2nd time I went to Coral Reef, the first time was great and I am not sure if I will go there again or not sometime. At least it worked out good by her letting you use the boys shakes as your dessert for the DDP. I was telling DH about the Writer's Stop today but never did get around to showing him the pics, he seemed interested in stopping in there. We have an early dinner F! pkg on our DHS day so I think it might be a good place to stop off for a coffee and a break mid-day. Loved your pics of the place.

ddluvsdisney
10-18-2011, 06:27 PM
[QUOTE=Momof2Disneyboys;42983564]I know, those TSM fastpasses go so early! :headache:

I forgot you got to stay an extra few days!

When's your next trip?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

We are going for April vacation- 4/14-22 :banana:

Too bad about Sci-Fi. We always sit around the same area too. Isn't that funny. DH and I always get the shrimp & pasta there. It is so good!!!

lala3291
10-18-2011, 06:43 PM
That stinks that Sci-Fi wasn't as good as it usually is for you. But, those milkshakes look delicious!
We like Sci-Fi, it is always a good break from the heat...however we have had hit or miss experiences.
I loved the family picture in the car!

RinkyTinkyTinky
10-18-2011, 08:25 PM
The Great Movie Ride smelled like sweaty people.... YUCK! I really don't know how you dealt so well with the heat. You are tougher than I am for sure!

So what was different about Star Tours? I haven't really heard a thing about it. I get really motion sick on that ride, so I doubt I'll be getting on it, but DH and DD might. I saw your boys had on 3D glasses. Did they change the actual film any, or the ride vehicles?

That's too bad about Sci-Fi. I know you all were looking forward to going back there. I hate it when that happens. Very cool that you didn't have to pay for the milkshakes though! :thumbsup2

jbmom
10-19-2011, 06:42 AM
That was pretty much our experience with Scifi this trip. We have eaten there every trip, but will be skipping it next time. We tried 50s Primetime this trip and found it fun, but not a place we need to return to every trip. That's too bad about the picture too, they are usually so good about it.

On a sidenote, when I'm reading your trip report and my ds9 walks by he always thinks your ds10 is him. He says "I don't remember that shirt" or something like that.:rotfl2: Cracks me up everytime!

cyndiloveswalt
10-19-2011, 07:09 AM
We have sci-fi on our list this trip after years of not going. We went twice years ago but weren't thrilled with the food. I know my DS7 (who either hasn't been or was too little to remember) will love the experience, so we figured we'd try it again for him.
We are also excited to check out the changes on Star Tours.

T*Bird
10-19-2011, 08:00 AM
That's too bad that Sci-Fi wasn't as good this trip. The sequel never seems to be as good as the original. ;) And who you get as a CM/waiter can really make the difference in any Disney attraction. Whether it's a ride like the Jungle Cruise or a restaurant, if you get someone with lots of energy and personality, the whole experience is so much better. It might even make you forget that the food was blah! The milkshakes looked delicious though! I love those old-timey shakes like we used to get at the drive-in. I sound like I'm from Happy Days! :laughing:

JoBird
10-19-2011, 08:04 AM
Aww, that stinks for you guys- I know you usually love it there. :(

I think I discovered the problem though- where the heck were your fries for the salad? ;)

Glad the milkshakes were wonderful for you at least.

The pic of you that the CM took looked really cute; it's a shame she wasn't willing to do more of them. I tell ya, a good CM can make all the difference in your experience.

Can't wait to read more! popcorn::

Momof2Disneyboys
10-19-2011, 08:32 AM
So sorry your experience this trip at Sci-fi was not as good as in the previous years. I hate when that happens. That happened to me the 2nd time I went to Coral Reef, the first time was great and I am not sure if I will go there again or not sometime. At least it worked out good by her letting you use the boys shakes as your dessert for the DDP. I was telling DH about the Writer's Stop today but never did get around to showing him the pics, he seemed interested in stopping in there. We have an early dinner F! pkg on our DHS day so I think it might be a good place to stop off for a coffee and a break mid-day. Loved your pics of the place.

It happened to us at LC about 2-3 trips ago, and I think we are finally ready to give it another try next time. At least this Sci-Fi experience wasn't awful by any means, it just wasn't great like we are used to. Even so, I think we will skip it next year.

You and your DH should definitely stop into the Writer's Stop! :thumbsup2

We are going for April vacation- 4/14-22 :banana:

Too bad about Sci-Fi. We always sit around the same area too. Isn't that funny. DH and I always get the shrimp & pasta there. It is so good!!!

I'm so jealous -- you're going during my birthday!!!! :goodvibes

DH has had the shrimp & pasta at Sci-Fi before and he really liked it.
That stinks that Sci-Fi wasn't as good as it usually is for you. But, those milkshakes look delicious!
We like Sci-Fi, it is always a good break from the heat...however we have had hit or miss experiences.
I loved the family picture in the car!

Yep - at least the milkshakes were still yummy!! ::yes::

The kids want to know if we can just stop by there and order milkshakes to go next time! :rotfl:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-19-2011, 08:44 AM
The Great Movie Ride smelled like sweaty people.... YUCK! I really don't know how you dealt so well with the heat. You are tougher than I am for sure!

So what was different about Star Tours? I haven't really heard a thing about it. I get really motion sick on that ride, so I doubt I'll be getting on it, but DH and DD might. I saw your boys had on 3D glasses. Did they change the actual film any, or the ride vehicles?

That's too bad about Sci-Fi. I know you all were looking forward to going back there. I hate it when that happens. Very cool that you didn't have to pay for the milkshakes though! :thumbsup2

Actually that was the only day that the heat really got to us. Thankfully! It was bad that day!!

Yep, Star Tours is 3D now. And each ride is different - the film. The ride vehicle is still the same.

Yes at least our waitress put the kids shakes on as our desserts! :thumbsup2
That was pretty much our experience with Scifi this trip. We have eaten there every trip, but will be skipping it next time. We tried 50s Primetime this trip and found it fun, but not a place we need to return to every trip. That's too bad about the picture too, they are usually so good about it.

On a sidenote, when I'm reading your trip report and my ds9 walks by he always thinks your ds10 is him. He says "I don't remember that shirt" or something like that.:rotfl2: Cracks me up everytime!

I'm sorry your Sci-Fi experience wasn't great either. We've never been too interested in trying Primetime. :confused3

That is too funny about your DS!!! :rotfl:
We have sci-fi on our list this trip after years of not going. We went twice years ago but weren't thrilled with the food. I know my DS7 (who either hasn't been or was too little to remember) will love the experience, so we figured we'd try it again for him.
We are also excited to check out the changes on Star Tours.

I hope Sci-Fi is fabulous for you!! :wizard:

Your boys will love the new Star Tours! :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
10-19-2011, 08:49 AM
That's too bad that Sci-Fi wasn't as good this trip. The sequel never seems to be as good as the original. ;) And who you get as a CM/waiter can really make the difference in any Disney attraction. Whether it's a ride like the Jungle Cruise or a restaurant, if you get someone with lots of energy and personality, the whole experience is so much better. It might even make you forget that the food was blah! The milkshakes looked delicious though! I love those old-timey shakes like we used to get at the drive-in. I sound like I'm from Happy Days! :laughing:

So true - nothing is ever as good as the original!! And yes, a CM can make or break any experience.

Happy Days :rotfl2:
Aww, that stinks for you guys- I know you usually love it there. :(

I think I discovered the problem though- where the heck were your fries for the salad? ;)

Glad the milkshakes were wonderful for you at least.

The pic of you that the CM took looked really cute; it's a shame she wasn't willing to do more of them. I tell ya, a good CM can make all the difference in your experience.

Can't wait to read more! popcorn::


Maybe that was it -- I forgot to order a side of fries for my salad!!! :scared1: Well that and I asked for shredded cheddar and she brought me shredded mozzarella. After asking 2 times. :confused: She was just kind of "blah".

Lovemy3babes
10-19-2011, 09:45 AM
Bummer on Sci-Fi, Shelly! We really liked it the one time we ate there. I had the burger, which was really good. You are right, their milkshakes are yummy! :goodvibes Hopefully it was just an "off" day and next time will be better.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-20-2011, 08:32 AM
Bummer on Sci-Fi, Shelly! We really liked it the one time we ate there. I had the burger, which was really good. You are right, their milkshakes are yummy! :goodvibes Hopefully it was just an "off" day and next time will be better.


I hope it was just an off day. It really wasn't terrible, we just weren't getting that 'this is really awesome' feeling we usually get there. :confused3 We will definitely go back some day - can't pass up those milkshakes! :goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
10-20-2011, 08:39 AM
After our Sci-Fi dinner DS12 and I headed to RNRC to use our fastpasses!

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After 2 rides on RNRC next we headed over to the TOT!! We waited about 20 minutes to ride.

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I don't exactly remember what DH & DS10 were doing while we were riding. Probably shopping! We met back up with them and talked about the rest of the evening. The original plan had been to stay for Fantasmic. We haven't seen it for a few years. But the more we talked about it the more I could see that no one was really too interested in staying. It was hot and the thought of sitting in a crowded theater with sweaty stinky people wasn't all that appealing. :scared1:

So we had some family pics taken and then headed back to CBR for the evening!

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As soon as we got back to CBR the kids wanted to go to the arcade. They swear CBR has the best arcade of all the resorts!!

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The kids decided they were hungry, it was now after 8:30 probably. And remember they hadn't ate any dinner at Sci-Fi? So we stopped by the food court and grabbed them some food!

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And we just hung out at the resort the rest of the night!

So that is the end of Day 3. Not a very eventful day as you can see. I think I only have about 6 entries for this day and I had about 12 for day 2! :upsidedow Oh well, it was still a great day. Just hot!!



Up Next: Day 4 ~ Animal Kingdom

CJK
10-20-2011, 08:44 AM
I can't think of a better way to end your day at DHS with rockin' rollercoaster and tower of terror! :thumbsup2

I wanted to let you know that the Sci Fi Diner has launched a new menu since your trip. I was at CBR at the same time as you!! We ate at Sci Fi and thought it was so-so this time. I was happy to hear about the new menu, so I'm definitely give it another try. Maybe I'll see you there next year! ;)

Momof2Disneyboys
10-20-2011, 08:52 AM
I can't think of a better way to end your day at DHS with rockin' rollercoaster and tower of terror! :thumbsup2

I wanted to let you know that the Sci Fi Diner has launched a new menu since your trip. I was at CBR at the same time as you!! We ate at Sci Fi and thought it was so-so this time. I was happy to hear about the new menu, so I'm definitely give it another try. Maybe I'll see you there next year! ;)


Yep - that was a great way to end the day for DS12 and I!! We love those rides! :thumbsup2

I hadn't heard that Sci-Fi got a new menu. I'll have to check it out!

How did you like CBR? What section did you stay in?

Welcome to the TR! :goodvibes

CJK
10-20-2011, 08:57 AM
Yep - that was a great way to end the day for DS12 and I!! We love those rides! :thumbsup2

I hadn't heard that Sci-Fi got a new menu. I'll have to check it out!

How did you like CBR? What section did you stay in?

Welcome to the TR! :goodvibes

My apologies for being a lurker all these weeks!! I'm always excited to see updates in your trip report. We stayed in Martinique for our big family vacation with extended family. I've stayed at CBR before, but it was a first for the rest of the family and they absolutely loved it. We also love the Poly (memories of my childhood), but decided to finish our trip with a brief stay at Wilderness Lodge (first time). I loved it too. Here's a link to the new Sci Fi menu info. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2011/09/22/new-menu-sci-fi-dine-in-theater/ Looking forward to the rest of your report! :goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
10-20-2011, 08:58 AM
I'm sure most of you have read about this by now, but just in-case someone missed it:


Beginning October 26, 2011, a number of Walt Disney World Resort restaurants will adopt changes to their cancellation policy. As of that date, these restaurants will require a credit card number to guarantee reservations and will charge $10 per person if cancellations aren't made at least one day in advance.

Certain locations that require a pre-paid reservation will continue with this policy, and will retain the full, pre-paid amount if reservations are not cancelled one day in advance. Special dining events and packages such as Fantasmic! packages, New Year's Eve dinners, and Victoria and Albert's reservations may have different cancellation requirements.

Dining locations participating in the credit card guarantee policy will be as follows:

Pre-Paid Locations:

• Cinderella's Royal Table
• Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
• Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
• Mickey's Backyard BBQ

Credit Card Guarantee Locations:

• 1900 Park Fare
• Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
• Artist Point
• California Grill
• Cape May Cafe
• Chef Mickey's
• Cνtricos
• The Crystal Palace
• Flying Fish Cafe
• Garden Grill
• Hollywood and Vine
• Jiko – The Cooking Place
• Le Cellier Steakhouse
• Narcoossee's
• 'Ohana
• Tusker House Restaurant
• Hollywood Brown Derby
• Victoria and Albert's (cancellation policy is $25/per person)
• Yachtsman Steakhouse

There is now a special phone line that only handles dining cancellations: 407-WDW-CNCL. Book or cancel dining reservations at, or direct any questions to any table-service restaurant podium, Walt Disney World Resort Hotel front desk, concierge or Guest Relations, or call 407-WDW-DINE. Guests may also make and cancel reservations online: DisneyWorld.com/Dining.




Don't forget to cancel those ADR's if you aren't going to keep them or you are going to be charged!!!!!:scared1:

JoBird
10-20-2011, 09:04 AM
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Long live Rock n Roll and Coasters and Aerosmith!:lovestruc


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Love the rest of your day!! It was a good day- minus Sci Fi, which is sad for you guys.


I can't believe how big the boys have gotten over the years. I mean, I can, but DS12 looks like a preteen now instead of a little guy.:guilty:
Does that mean we are old??????:rotfl2:

The pic of y'all in front of the hat is adorable. You didn't look hot.
I mean, well----------- you know what I'm trying to say. :upsidedow You looked good, and not at all sweaty.
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:rolleyes1

Oh boy. My caffeine has kicked in I see.
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I never went into CBR's arcade. It's really big and nice! Glad the boys were able to go again.

Great update!!!:cool1:

lala3291
10-20-2011, 09:10 AM
Great way to end the day...RoRC and ToT are two of my family's favorites! It looks like it was an awesome evening.
Thanks for the info about the new credit card guarantee for some ADRs. We eat at a lot of those restaurants, so that's great to know!:goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
10-20-2011, 09:49 AM
My apologies for being a lurker all these weeks!! I'm always excited to see updates in your trip report. We stayed in Martinique for our big family vacation with extended family. I've stayed at CBR before, but it was a first for the rest of the family and they absolutely loved it. We also love the Poly (memories of my childhood), but decided to finish our trip with a brief stay at Wilderness Lodge (first time). I loved it too. Here's a link to the new Sci Fi menu info. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2011/09/22/new-menu-sci-fi-dine-in-theater/ Looking forward to the rest of your report! :goodvibes

Well I'm glad you decided to come out of lurkdom! :goodvibes And that you had such a nice time at CBR! We love it too.

Thanks for the link to the new menu. Looks like they did away with the steak salad though. :sad2: That stinks!:rockband:

Long live Rock n Roll and Coasters and Aerosmith!:lovestruc


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Love the rest of your day!! It was a good day- minus Sci Fi, which is sad for you guys.


I can't believe how big the boys have gotten over the years. I mean, I can, but DS12 looks like a preteen now instead of a little guy.:guilty:
Does that mean we are old??????:rotfl2:

The pic of y'all in front of the hat is adorable. You didn't look hot.
I mean, well----------- you know what I'm trying to say. :upsidedow You looked good, and not at all sweaty.
:laughing:

:rolleyes1

Oh boy. My caffeine has kicked in I see.
:dance3:

I never went into CBR's arcade. It's really big and nice! Glad the boys were able to go again.

Great update!!!:cool1:


Wow somebody is a little jacked up on caffeine this morning......:rolleyes1:laughing:

I wish I had your energy. I have to go into substitute for the second half of the day and I'd rather go back to bed!! :upsidedow

Thanks for saying I don't look hot in the picture!! :scared1::lmao: I wasn't too impressed with either picture. I don't think any of us look all that happy. Must have been the heat.

The kids had a blast at the arcade! :cool1:Great way to end the day...RoRC and ToT are two of my family's favorites! It looks like it was an awesome evening.
Thanks for the info about the new credit card guarantee for some ADRs. We eat at a lot of those restaurants, so that's great to know!:goodvibes

It was a fun evening! :goodvibes

I thought that ADR thing was interesting. I'm glad they have a new # dedicated to cancelling. I've been guilty of not cancelling a few in my day, but only because when you call the regular # it takes so long to get through just to cancel and I don't like to waste my vacation time on the phone!! I think this will really cut down on people making double and triple reservations on the same night!

sjs314
10-20-2011, 09:55 AM
Great update! Glad you were able to ride your favorites RNRC and TOT without too long of a wait for them. I booked a F! Pkg but I figure if we don't feel like watching F! we can just skip it, we will have to eat that day anyway and I booked HBD since DH wants to eat there again anyway. A part of me wants to see it since we never have yet.

My DS's loved going to the arcades too, they especially loved playing the air hockey. Going back to CBR worked out well I think since that way the boys were able to get something to eat too.

Speaking about the new CC hold policy for ADR's I do think it is something that has been needed for a long time and hopefully some of the more popular places will be easier to get now.
I sat DH down the other day to have him look over menus so I could finalize our plans before you had to leave CC holds, specifically for Le Cellier since I had a lunch and a dinner booked.
The plan backfired on me he choose Le Cellier for lunch and in place of the Le Cellier dinner he chose Cali Grill so I ended up having to put a CC hold on that ADR anyway, now I have 3 CC holds, CG, F!Pkg and Akershus, the only one I am worried about is CG it is on our arrival night hopefully it will not be bad weather and our flight delayed or cancelled.

Monny2AE
10-20-2011, 11:49 AM
Bummer Sci Fi wasn't as fantastic as it usually is. I agree with Jo that a great CM can make or break your experience. I want to stop in just for milkshakes! Is it frowned upon to not get a meal? Can you just relax in the car with a couple shakes? I think they would make an awesome afternoon snack and a great place to rest your feet!

I can understand why they are implementing the new cc policy. It's so hard to get ressies sometimes. It's a shame they have to go that route though but I guess they have to crack down on people taking advantage of double booking and hogging all the slots or making ressies with the chance they might actually use them.

RinkyTinkyTinky
10-20-2011, 11:52 AM
Shelly do you think that applies to bookings that were made prior to Oct 26th or does it begin with new bookings as of Oct. 26th? I'm just wondering if this applies to the ressies I already have for my trip?

Now I know why you like HS so much... you are a thrill ride junkie! I won't ride RNRC or TOT. I would consider riding RNRC if I was certain that it did not have a drop.

A relaxed evening at CBR sounds really good to me! :)

ddluvsdisney
10-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Love RnR!! My DH and DS do the same thing with their fingers when it takes off!! :laughing:
DS10 loves ToT but my DS14 is not a thrill rider. He is afraid of heights and has been on RnR twice but won't go anymore :(
I hadn't been on ToT since 1995!! So in August I said I'll give it another try (even though I said I would never do it again). I can tell I'm getting old b/c I just don't remember how terrifying that ride was:scared1:!!!
I will def. NOT be doing it again. I don't care how much DS begs me.

T*Bird
10-20-2011, 01:15 PM
Great pics inside of RNRC and ToT! :thumbsup2 You and your DS12 look really good in the RNRC pic! Not at all like some of the faces I see (mine included ;)) in those ride-cam shots. Looks like you rode with JWoww or whatever her name is from Jersey Shore! :eek: (sorry for noticing that..... :guilty:)

It's not that you looked hot or didn't look hot in the DHS pics. :laughing: I think y'all just looked a little drained. I'm surprised y'all even felt like posing for a pic and smiling when you're hot and tired. And once again, y'all were smart to realize it and head back to the resort. We always stuck it out and were totally whipped by the night.

I think those new rules for cancellations are probably a good thing and must have been needed. I can imagine it was a problem with people making ressies and not showing up. I bet that won't happen nearly as much now!

ddluvsdisney
10-20-2011, 01:41 PM
Shelly do you think that applies to bookings that were made prior to Oct 26th or does it begin with new bookings as of Oct. 26th? I'm just wondering if this applies to the ressies I already have for my trip?

Now I know why you like HS so much... you are a thrill ride junkie! I won't ride RNRC or TOT. I would consider riding RNRC if I was certain that it did not have a drop.

A relaxed evening at CBR sounds really good to me! :)

I don't think it applies i just made a ressie today and wasn't asked for cc #. I think it's for ressies made after 10/26.

Disneyfreak508
10-20-2011, 01:52 PM
The heat can seriously put a damper on anyone's energy level! It sounds like you had a nice relaxing night - my family loves those! That Disney Pizza looks YUMMY :love:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Great update! Glad you were able to ride your favorites RNRC and TOT without too long of a wait for them. I booked a F! Pkg but I figure if we don't feel like watching F! we can just skip it, we will have to eat that day anyway and I booked HBD since DH wants to eat there again anyway. A part of me wants to see it since we never have yet.

My DS's loved going to the arcades too, they especially loved playing the air hockey. Going back to CBR worked out well I think since that way the boys were able to get something to eat too.

Speaking about the new CC hold policy for ADR's I do think it is something that has been needed for a long time and hopefully some of the more popular places will be easier to get now.
I sat DH down the other day to have him look over menus so I could finalize our plans before you had to leave CC holds, specifically for Le Cellier since I had a lunch and a dinner booked.
The plan backfired on me he choose Le Cellier for lunch and in place of the Le Cellier dinner he chose Cali Grill so I ended up having to put a CC hold on that ADR anyway, now I have 3 CC holds, CG, F!Pkg and Akershus, the only one I am worried about is CG it is on our arrival night hopefully it will not be bad weather and our flight delayed or cancelled.

Thanks Sheila! :goodvibes It was a fun night. Part of me wishes we would have stayed for Fantasmic, but I do remember how drained we were and it probably would have ended up ugly. :rotfl:

Yeah, I don't think I will be making ADR's for arrival day anymore with the new policy! :scared1:
Bummer Sci Fi wasn't as fantastic as it usually is. I agree with Jo that a great CM can make or break your experience. I want to stop in just for milkshakes! Is it frowned upon to not get a meal? Can you just relax in the car with a couple shakes? I think they would make an awesome afternoon snack and a great place to rest your feet!

I can understand why they are implementing the new cc policy. It's so hard to get ressies sometimes. It's a shame they have to go that route though but I guess they have to crack down on people taking advantage of double booking and hogging all the slots or making ressies with the chance they might actually use them.

I don't know if they would care if you just went to Sci-Fi for milkshakes. :confused3 Maybe if you just popped in and there were free tables. Who knows....We may find out someday! :laughing:

Yes, hopefully it will be easier to get certain ADR's now. :wizard:
Shelly do you think that applies to bookings that were made prior to Oct 26th or does it begin with new bookings as of Oct. 26th? I'm just wondering if this applies to the ressies I already have for my trip?

Now I know why you like HS so much... you are a thrill ride junkie! I won't ride RNRC or TOT. I would consider riding RNRC if I was certain that it did not have a drop.

A relaxed evening at CBR sounds really good to me! :)


I think it is for ADR's that are made on Oct 26 ot after. You should be okay.

Thrill ride junkie!! :rotfl2: Well I used to be. Not so much anymore. I'll still do them, but not several times in a row now. :sad2:

I hope you get to enjoy a nice relaxing evening at CBR very soon! :goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
10-20-2011, 04:37 PM
Love RnR!! My DH and DS do the same thing with their fingers when it takes off!! :laughing:
DS10 loves ToT but my DS14 is not a thrill rider. He is afraid of heights and has been on RnR twice but won't go anymore :(
I hadn't been on ToT since 1995!! So in August I said I'll give it another try (even though I said I would never do it again). I can tell I'm getting old b/c I just don't remember how terrifying that ride was:scared1:!!!
I will def. NOT be doing it again. I don't care how much DS begs me.

DS always makes me do the "rock on" sign for the RNRC pic! :lmao: He says it's tradition!! I guess we've been doing it since his very first RNRC ride!

My DS10 rode RNRC once and HATED it!! :confused:

I'll do TOT once, but after that DS is on his own! :rotfl:
Great pics inside of RNRC and ToT! :thumbsup2 You and your DS12 look really good in the RNRC pic! Not at all like some of the faces I see (mine included ;)) in those ride-cam shots. Looks like you rode with JWoww or whatever her name is from Jersey Shore! :eek: (sorry for noticing that..... :guilty:)

It's not that you looked hot or didn't look hot in the DHS pics. :laughing: I think y'all just looked a little drained. I'm surprised y'all even felt like posing for a pic and smiling when you're hot and tired. And once again, y'all were smart to realize it and head back to the resort. We always stuck it out and were totally whipped by the night.

I think those new rules for cancellations are probably a good thing and must have been needed. I can imagine it was a problem with people making ressies and not showing up. I bet that won't happen nearly as much now!


Thanks! :goodvibes

:laughing: I noticed the lady behind me too!! :scared1::rotfl:

Yes, drained is a goood word to describe how we look in the pics! :faint:


The heat can seriously put a damper on anyone's energy level! It sounds like you had a nice relaxing night - my family loves those! That Disney Pizza looks YUMMY :love:


It was a good night despite the heat!

DS12 loves Disney pizza. He gets it at least 5X each trip! :upsidedow

ohboyx3
10-20-2011, 05:10 PM
Great report!!!

ronnmel
10-20-2011, 06:22 PM
Love RNR and TOT!

A night relaxing at the resort is always nice though realistically we are not very good at it.

ddluvsdisney
10-21-2011, 07:14 AM
I don't think it applies i just made a ressie today and wasn't asked for cc #. I think it's for ressies made after 10/26.

I know I said this yesterday- I booked a ressie at Garden Grill and they didn't ask for cc#
This morning I booked Cali Grill and they did ask for cc#.
I feel this is just another way for them to make $$$$$ I think it's sad.

lauren_elizabeth
10-21-2011, 07:27 AM
RNR & TOT = :love::thumbsup2:cloud9::thumbsup2

What a great way to end the evening! I don't blame yall for not wanting to stay for Fantasmic in the heat!

The CBR arcade does look like a good one! Jake would love it!

jbmom
10-21-2011, 11:11 AM
We love RNR Coaster and ToT. I could ride them over and over again! We skipped Fantasmic too, but it was to ride RNR Coaster a few more times.

My boys love Goombay games too. We were there a few mornings and all the regular games were free. I don't know if they are always free in the morning or if we just got lucky, but they were had a blast!

Your hair looks great for it being so hot and humid. I straighten mine, spray the heck out of it and it still gets curly and frizzy before we get to the bus stop. My dh actually says it makes a boingy sound as it starts to curl!

RinkyTinkyTinky
10-21-2011, 02:35 PM
I know I said this yesterday- I booked a ressie at Garden Grill and they didn't ask for cc#
This morning I booked Cali Grill and they did ask for cc#.
I feel this is just another way for them to make $$$$$ I think it's sad.

I had to give a CC # to book CG way back in April. I think that is one of the WDW restaurants that has always required a CC to hold a ressie. There are a few others like that as well, CRT and Akershus come to mind right off hand.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-21-2011, 04:12 PM
Great report!!!

Thanks! :goodvibesLove RNR and TOT!

A night relaxing at the resort is always nice though realistically we are not very good at it.

It was a fun night! :thumbsup2
I know I said this yesterday- I booked a ressie at Garden Grill and they didn't ask for cc#
This morning I booked Cali Grill and they did ask for cc#.
I feel this is just another way for them to make $$$$$ I think it's sad.

I think Cali Grill always required a cc for an ADR.

I hope they aren't doing this to make money!! :headache:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-21-2011, 04:18 PM
RNR & TOT = :love::thumbsup2:cloud9::thumbsup2

What a great way to end the evening! I don't blame yall for not wanting to stay for Fantasmic in the heat!

The CBR arcade does look like a good one! Jake would love it!

Yeah, the thought of sitting in a crowded theater didn't sound all that great to us that night. :rotfl:

CBR's arcade is huge!! I remember when we stayed at OKW once and we walked into the arcade and the kids were like -- what is this, it's so small!!! :scared1::eek::confused::faint:

:laughing:
We love RNR Coaster and ToT. I could ride them over and over again! We skipped Fantasmic too, but it was to ride RNR Coaster a few more times.

My boys love Goombay games too. We were there a few mornings and all the regular games were free. I don't know if they are always free in the morning or if we just got lucky, but they were had a blast!

Your hair looks great for it being so hot and humid. I straighten mine, spray the heck out of it and it still gets curly and frizzy before we get to the bus stop. My dh actually says it makes a boingy sound as it starts to curl!

I would skip Fantasmic for RNRC any day!! :cool1:

Wow next time we are at CBR we will have to try to hit the arcade in the morning! :thumbsup2

Thanks. My hair was surprisingly straight that day. :confused3 It's usually a frizzy mess in the humidity! :scared1: Maybe it was weighed down from so much 'glistening'. :lmao:
I had to give a CC # to book CG way back in April. I think that is one of the WDW restaurants that has always required a CC to hold a ressie. There are a few others like that as well, CRT and Akershus come to mind right off hand.

I think it is too.

Disney Mommy 3
10-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Shelly...heard a little guy (well, prob 6th grade) ordering his lunch this morning and he said "I really want to know if I can have a Mountaid Dew today?!" It was soo cute, and I thought of you because you are the ONLY person I know that loves them as much as you do!!!!!

Lovemy3babes
10-21-2011, 04:41 PM
I think you made the right choice, ending your night early. We did that twice on our last trip because sometimes, hanging out at the resort is more appealing. I'm glad the boys had fun in the arcade. :thumbsup2 Is that chocolate dip with the strawberries? YUM!!!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-21-2011, 04:54 PM
Shelly...heard a little guy (well, prob 6th grade) ordering his lunch this morning and he said "I really want to know if I can have a Mountaid Dew today?!" It was soo cute, and I thought of you because you are the ONLY person I know that loves them as much as you do!!!!!

Gotta have Mtn Dew with lunch!! :thumbsup2

DS10 LOVES Mtn Dew too! But I only let him have it once a week. He usually chooses Sunday before his soccer game - he says it makes him play better. :laughing:

I think you made the right choice, ending your night early. We did that twice on our last trip because sometimes, hanging out at the resort is more appealing. I'm glad the boys had fun in the arcade. :thumbsup2 Is that chocolate dip with the strawberries? YUM!!!


Yeah, sometimes you just have to know when enough is enough. The evening ended up being fun, can't say it would have been if we had stayed!! :scared1::laughing:

Yep - strawberries and chocolate dip! :thumbsup2 That was actually for me! :rotfl: That was the first time I ever saw that at CBR. They had lots of different dessert choices this time!

mommy2mb
10-22-2011, 10:12 AM
Joining in a little late! Looks like you guys are having a great time can't wait to read more:)

ddluvsdisney
10-22-2011, 01:54 PM
I had to give a CC # to book CG way back in April. I think that is one of the WDW restaurants that has always required a CC to hold a ressie. There are a few others like that as well, CRT and Akershus come to mind right off hand.

Good to know thanks!!
DH usually makes the ressies.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-22-2011, 03:07 PM
Joining in a little late! Looks like you guys are having a great time can't wait to read more:)


:welcome: Hope you enjoy!!

cyndiloveswalt
10-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the link to new menu at Sci-fi, we are going there in Nov.
It's so nice to hear how relaxed you guys seem to be on your Disney trips, we are pretty much like that too. We know if we don't do it this time, we'll be back next year (one of the best things about DVC)!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Thanks for the link to new menu at Sci-fi, we are going there in Nov.
It's so nice to hear how relaxed you guys seem to be on your Disney trips, we are pretty much like that too. We know if we don't do it this time, we'll be back next year (one of the best things about DVC)!

Yeah, taking Disney at a slow pace is the way to go. Especially in the heat!!

You're exactly right -- if we don't get to it this time, we'll do it next time!:goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
10-24-2011, 08:57 AM
Day 4 – Monday August 29



This was the only day we did EMH!!! We usually avoid them like the plague, but this was the morning we had planned to go to AK and it happened to be EMH, so we took advantage of it. And when I say we – I mean DS12 and I. Yep, just the 2 of us! :upsidedow DS10 had no interest whatsoever in going to AK. Even though we rarely stay for more than 3-4 hours, he still didn't want to go. DH could care less about AK either, so he volunteered to stay at the resort with him. I'll get to their morning details later......

DS12 and I got up and got ready. We headed out to the bus stop around 8am.

By the time we got there and made that long walk to the entrance it was after 8:30 when we entered the park.

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We quickly headed to EE!

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We got right in line and walked right through with no wait!!:yay:

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Once was enough for me! But not for DS!! So we went over to the single rider line for him, but it wasn't open. :headache: So he went back through the regular line and only had to wait a few minutes. In the meantime I had called Jodi (JoBird) and we were having a nice long chat!! :hyper2: DS came back after his second ride and said he was going again. :cool1: So Jodi & I kept on chatting! She was telling me how she was getting things ready and packing (she was arriving at WDW on Thursday night) and I was telling her all about our trip so far. And we were talking about how great it was going to be to see each other on Friday!!

After DS got back from his third or fourth ride on EE he said the line was starting to grow and he was done! So we headed to my favorite AK ride – Dinosaur!

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Fun as always!!:cool1:


Up Next: DH and DS10's morning at CBR

Momof2Disneyboys
10-24-2011, 09:11 AM
So while DS12 and I were off exploring AK what were DH and DS10 doing??? Well, I'm not exactly sure! I know at some point they went over to the food court at CBR and had some breakfast. DH had one of the adult breakfast platters like he had the day before and DS had french toast. Sorry, no pics....

After breakfast they took a walk around the resort and took some pics.

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DS couldn't wait to tell us all about the “giant birds” he and DH had seen that morning!!

After their breakfast and walk I'm pretty sure they went back to the room and played with Lego's until DS12 and I got back!



Up Next: A little surprise at AK....

sjs314
10-24-2011, 09:45 AM
Great Update! Your DS really loves EE, me the chicken did not ride it and don't ever plan on it either :rotfl: I do like Dinosaur I do not get that so many say they do not like it at all :confused3 Seems going early on EMH day worked out well for you guys.

I had no idea the ducks around WDW were so tame and those birds are huge, with awful big beaks that would scare me from getting too close to them.

Splitting your morning that day was a good idea.

Wondering what the surprise at AK was.

lmillercrew
10-24-2011, 10:04 AM
Keep the updates coming!!!

JoBird
10-24-2011, 10:26 AM
oh my gosh I remember that day!!!!!! :goodvibes And you're right we were definitely talking non stop! Always so much to say, never enough time to say it all.:rotfl2:


Love that pic of DS12 on EE! So cute! I can't believe how empty it looked for that EMH. What a great morning you had!!
I love Dinosaur too but I swear it isn't as loud as it used to be, or maybe I'm losing my hearing.:lmao:


Okay and seriously, that pic of the big ugly red head bird had me laughing hysterically! There I am looking at the ducks saying aww look how cute, he's feeding the ducks, how precious..........
and Ugly Bird pops into the screen like, "Wa'SUP party peeps??? What? You know I'm beautiful!" Bless his little ugly bird heart. He's trying.:scared1:

I'm sure he's a fun time.
In his own ugly way.


:rotfl2:

Great update!! Can't wait for the AK surprise!!!!!:upsidedow

Momof2Disneyboys
10-24-2011, 11:06 AM
Great Update! Your DS really loves EE, me the chicken did not ride it and don't ever plan on it either :rotfl: I do like Dinosaur I do not get that so many say they do not like it at all :confused3 Seems going early on EMH day worked out well for you guys.

I had no idea the ducks around WDW were so tame and those birds are huge, with awful big beaks that would scare me from getting too close to them.

Splitting your morning that day was a good idea.

Wondering what the surprise at AK was.

Thanks Sheila! :goodvibes Yes DS sure loves EE!!

I love Dinosaur too! I know most people don't. :confused3 I find it very wild & fun!!:cool1: :laughing:

Most of the wildlife at WDW is not so "wild". If you sit outside of Casey's Corner in MK the ducks will come up and try to take your fries! :scared1::rotfl:
Keep the updates coming!!!

Will do! :thumbsup2oh my gosh I remember that day!!!!!! :goodvibes And you're right we were definitely talking non stop! Always so much to say, never enough time to say it all.:rotfl2:


Love that pic of DS12 on EE! So cute! I can't believe how empty it looked for that EMH. What a great morning you had!!
I love Dinosaur too but I swear it isn't as loud as it used to be, or maybe I'm losing my hearing.:lmao:


Okay and seriously, that pic of the big ugly red head bird had me laughing hysterically! There I am looking at the ducks saying aww look how cute, he's feeding the ducks, how precious..........
and Ugly Bird pops into the screen like, "Wa'SUP party peeps??? What? You know I'm beautiful!" Bless his little ugly bird heart. He's trying.:scared1:

I'm sure he's a fun time.
In his own ugly way.


:rotfl2:

Great update!! Can't wait for the AK surprise!!!!!:upsidedow


Wasn't that the morning something happened to your refrigerator?! :scared1:

DS had a blast riding EE while we were talking!!

I think Dinosaur is still as loud, just not as scary when you know what is coming up next! :laughing:


I know, there DS was feeding the little ducky's (like you're not supposed to :guilty:) and here comes giant bird wanting in on the action!! :eek::rotfl2:

jbmom
10-24-2011, 11:32 AM
What a fun morning with your oldest ds! I really like having one on one time at the parks with my boys. How geat that he was able to ride several times with no wait! I love Dinosaur too, I think I'm the only one who loves it everyone else can take it or leave it.

How cool that your dh and ds10 were able to get so close to Sandhill Cranes! We have them here, but there is no way you could get that close to them. They are the noisiest things when they are flying, they must think if they aren't as loud as they possibly can be one will get lost.:confused3

It looks like the whole family had a great start to the day!

ddluvsdisney
10-24-2011, 11:33 AM
great update.
We love EE ( we being me, DH< and DS10)
That 's great he got to ride so many times!! so fun.
Ds10 and DH usually go on Dinosaur and me and DS14 sit out that one. but this time I may try it again.
can't wait to hear about surprise.

JoBird
10-24-2011, 11:37 AM
:scared1:
I forgot that was the morning I had been scrubbing the garage floor from the leaking milk and Mark was traveling. GROSS! I remember now- you definitely got an earful that morning.:laughing::laughing: Sorry.:hug::rotfl2:

Ugly Bird. He's funny. He makes me laugh. And I always want to feed the birds- I mean they're hungry too. It just skeeves me out when they want your chicken or turkey leg.

:eek:

rusafee1183
10-24-2011, 12:07 PM
Yay AK! :lovestruc I think AK gets a bad wrap, no one ever likes it there, but Bob and I usually spend the most time there.

I love it. :lovestruc

I could spend all day soaking up all the details, like the music and all of the architecture. I wonder how it will be with the new Avatar section and if people will like it better then. :confused3

Everest and Dinosaur, sounds like a pretty great morning so far! :cloud9:

Anxiously awaiting the surprise popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn::

Monny2AE
10-24-2011, 12:18 PM
What a fun morning for you and DS! It's great to have a roller coaster buddy. DD is my future adrenaline junkie! I'm so happy she is above the 40" mark for this next trip so I have someone to get on all the rides DS and DH won't ride. Dinosaur is still one of those I'm not so sure of for my kids.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-24-2011, 12:52 PM
What a fun morning with your oldest ds! I really like having one on one time at the parks with my boys. How geat that he was able to ride several times with no wait! I love Dinosaur too, I think I'm the only one who loves it everyone else can take it or leave it.

How cool that your dh and ds10 were able to get so close to Sandhill Cranes! We have them here, but there is no way you could get that close to them. They are the noisiest things when they are flying, they must think if they aren't as loud as they possibly can be one will get lost.:confused3

It looks like the whole family had a great start to the day!

It was nice to have some one on one time with DS12. We had a lot of fun! :cool1:

I used to be the only one in the family that liked Dinosaur, but DS12 loves it now too!

I think those cranes would have freaked me out!! :scared1::rotfl:


great update.
We love EE ( we being me, DH< and DS10)
That 's great he got to ride so many times!! so fun.
Ds10 and DH usually go on Dinosaur and me and DS14 sit out that one. but this time I may try it again.
can't wait to hear about surprise.


I love EE, but only once per trip! The last time I rode it twice in a row I was nascious! :faint:

You should defintiely try Dinosaur again! :thumbsup2
:scared1:
I forgot that was the morning I had been scrubbing the garage floor from the leaking milk and Mark was traveling. GROSS! I remember now- you definitely got an earful that morning.:laughing::laughing: Sorry.:hug::rotfl2:

Ugly Bird. He's funny. He makes me laugh. And I always want to feed the birds- I mean they're hungry too. It just skeeves me out when they want your chicken or turkey leg.

:eek:


Oh yes, the milk story!! I remember now. :eek::rotfl2:

Well I think the only thing ugly bird was after that morning was leftover bagel! :rotfl:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-24-2011, 01:01 PM
Yay AK! :lovestruc I think AK gets a bad wrap, no one ever likes it there, but Bob and I usually spend the most time there.

I love it. :lovestruc

I could spend all day soaking up all the details, like the music and all of the architecture. I wonder how it will be with the new Avatar section and if people will like it better then. :confused3

Everest and Dinosaur, sounds like a pretty great morning so far! :cloud9:

Anxiously awaiting the surprise popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn::

I think AK either falls first or last for most people. They either love it or don't care much for it at all. Unfortunately I fall into that second category. :confused3

Just not much for me I guess. Although DS and I really enjoyed our morning taking our time and exploring and what we happened upon next!
What a fun morning for you and DS! It's great to have a roller coaster buddy. DD is my future adrenaline junkie! I'm so happy she is above the 40" mark for this next trip so I have someone to get on all the rides DS and DH won't ride. Dinosaur is still one of those I'm not so sure of for my kids.

It is great to have a riding buddy!! :cool1: I remember our first trip, DS wasn't quite 48" and he cried and cried because he couldn't ride RNRC with me!!

My kids have rode Dinosaur since our first trip (they were 4 and 6). They didn't really care for it too much at first, but it never really scared them too much either.

T*Bird
10-24-2011, 01:27 PM
What a fun morning for you and your DS! I can't believe he could ride EE that many times in a row! :eek: OK, now I have a dumb question. (My DH would give me a look that says "Aren't they all?" :laughing:) When you're walking through the park, like you were on the way to EE, and taking pics along the way, are you doing a lot of stopping to get the pics? Does your family ever tell you to stop with the pics and hurry!! If not, that's very patient and Dis-like of them! ;) I think my kids would have grabbed my camera and told me to take pics later on my own time! :laughing: Not that they were little monsters, of course! And BTW, I'm glad that you do take lots of pics for us to see! :thumbsup2

It's so nice that you and your boys can have days or times to split up for a while. That way no one has to do something they don't feel like and everyone's happy! Another smart move by a Disney pro! :)

Good to see Jodi this morning in full Jo-ness! :laughing: Poor ugly birds. :sad2: Dat girl make me :laughing:

ronnmel
10-24-2011, 02:00 PM
Cute birds, but I would have been scared to be so close to them!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-24-2011, 02:17 PM
What a fun morning for you and your DS! I can't believe he could ride EE that many times in a row! :eek: OK, now I have a dumb question. (My DH would give me a look that says "Aren't they all?" :laughing:) When you're walking through the park, like you were on the way to EE, and taking pics along the way, are you doing a lot of stopping to get the pics? Does your family ever tell you to stop with the pics and hurry!! If not, that's very patient and Dis-like of them! ;) I think my kids would have grabbed my camera and told me to take pics later on my own time! :laughing: Not that they were little monsters, of course! And BTW, I'm glad that you do take lots of pics for us to see! :thumbsup2

It's so nice that you and your boys can have days or times to split up for a while. That way no one has to do something they don't feel like and everyone's happy! Another smart move by a Disney pro! :)

Good to see Jodi this morning in full Jo-ness! :laughing: Poor ugly birds. :sad2: Dat girl make me :laughing:


Thanks! :cool1: I know, DS is a brave one!!

:laughing: I usually only pause for the pics along the way. They are only to help me tell the story when we get back because I don't take the time to take notes!! If I am stopping for more than a few seconds I will tell them to keep walking and I will catch up. Most times though I am ahead of all of them so it doesn't matter! :rotfl:

I was hesitant on splitting up the family for the entire morning, but it ended up working well. And one evening later in the week DS10 and I got to go to a park alone too while DH & DS12 had some fun time at the Poly! :goodvibes
Cute birds, but I would have been scared to be so close to them!

I know!! :scared1:

Lovemy3babes
10-24-2011, 02:57 PM
Great update Shelly! Your DS is a rockstar, riding EE that many times! He reminds me so much of my oldest daughter. They can just go and go! :thumbsup2

Dinosaur is my favorite ride at AK too. I laugh throughout the whole ride. It's so much fun! You and your son don't look the least bit scared. :rotfl:

It looks like your husband and younger son had a nice, relaxing morning at CBR.

TxDizAg
10-25-2011, 09:48 AM
Great trip report! Love all the pics :thumbsup2

-Chris

Momof2Disneyboys
10-25-2011, 09:57 AM
Great update Shelly! Your DS is a rockstar, riding EE that many times! He reminds me so much of my oldest daughter. They can just go and go! :thumbsup2

Dinosaur is my favorite ride at AK too. I laugh throughout the whole ride. It's so much fun! You and your son don't look the least bit scared. :rotfl:

It looks like your husband and younger son had a nice, relaxing morning at CBR.

Thanks Kelli! :) Yes, he can just go and go and go. I remember the days when I could too. :rotfl:

Wow another person who loves Dinosaur!! Maybe we should start a club or something! :lmao: That ride is awesome!! :thumbsup2Great trip report! Love all the pics :thumbsup2

-Chris

Thank you! :goodvibes

Mndisneygirl
10-25-2011, 01:29 PM
What a nice morning for all of you!
I think I need a little more info on Dinosaur - what is it really like? We've never tried it. I suppose there's a video out there somewhere.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-25-2011, 02:28 PM
What a nice morning for all of you!
I think I need a little more info on Dinosaur - what is it really like? We've never tried it. I suppose there's a video out there somewhere.



It was a nice morning! :goodvibes

You've never been on Dinosaur?! :scared1: You've got to ride it! :thumbsup2 You ride in a jeep type vehicle, it's kind of rough, dark, and loud - but nothing like a roller coaster.

Here's a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9W8MQy-Zk&feature=pyv


So fun!! :cool1:

204charity
10-25-2011, 09:10 PM
Yikes! Dinosaur MAY be off the list of "to-do's" for myself and my 9 yo DD. Looks a bit too scary for her AND me! LOL! The ride itself doesn't look bad, but the volume, sound-effects and lack of lighting combined with the animatronic dino's - yeah - can't say that would end well for us!

(This is coming from a girl mmhhhmmm (me) who once ran UNDER and OUT of a circus tent to get away from the "gorilla-man" at the sideshow at our local fair) lol

Momof2Disneyboys
10-26-2011, 02:37 PM
Yikes! Dinosaur MAY be off the list of "to-do's" for myself and my 9 yo DD. Looks a bit too scary for her AND me! LOL! The ride itself doesn't look bad, but the volume, sound-effects and lack of lighting combined with the animatronic dino's - yeah - can't say that would end well for us!

(This is coming from a girl mmhhhmmm (me) who once ran UNDER and OUT of a circus tent to get away from the "gorilla-man" at the sideshow at our local fair) lol


:laughing:


Yeah, it's definitely not for everyone! Especially if you don't like loud sounds and the dark!! :scared1:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-26-2011, 02:57 PM
After doing EE and Dinosaur DS12 and I really didn't care to do anything else at AK. We had just gone for those 2 rides! But I was on a mission. On previous trips I had started a little snowglobe collection. I have a big one of the castle that plays a tune and says Walt Disney World on it. Then I have 3 smaller ones, each one representing a park – MK, Epcot, and DHS. My mission was to find a little AK snowglobe to round out the collection. So we searched and searched. The CM's would tell us they didn't have any and tell us to try another store, so we would head on to the next and so on and so on. Eventually another CM told us that WDW has really cut back on the snowglobes because of it being so hard for people to get them home via airplanes. So I was pretty much out of luck. While we did see some snowglobes, there weren't any that were AK specific. Bummer.

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Somehow we ended up on the other side of the park and look who we spotted!!! Divine! :yay:

I had heard of her before, but never actually thought I'd ever see her. It was a very neat surprise!! DS was mesmerized! :lovestruc

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Up Next: CBR and lunch

Disneyfreak508
10-26-2011, 03:05 PM
That's a shame about the snow globes :( Even if they are hard to bring home on the plane, they're pretty to look at in the stores!! How sad. Maybe they would sell an animal kingdom snow globe online somewhere?
And ahhh Devine! I haven't seen her in so long! She is seriously awesome. I wish I could meet the girl who plays her. I bet she has an interesting life story. :laughing: I always wonder how people get the jobs they have at Disney.

T*Bird
10-26-2011, 03:14 PM
Love the great pics you got of Divine! We saw her on our last trip. I guess y'all had missed her since you are in and out of AK so fast! :laughing:

I love your leopard top for AK! See, you had to go to AK if only to wear that cute top!

That's too bad about the snowglobe. If you really want a complete park set, you could try EBay for one.

Momof2Disneyboys
10-26-2011, 03:36 PM
That's a shame about the snow globes :( Even if they are hard to bring home on the plane, they're pretty to look at in the stores!! How sad. Maybe they would sell an animal kingdom snow globe online somewhere?
And ahhh Devine! I haven't seen her in so long! She is seriously awesome. I wish I could meet the girl who plays her. I bet she has an interesting life story. :laughing: I always wonder how people get the jobs they have at Disney.

I know! :mad: I never had trouble getting mine home. I just wrapped them up in lots of clothes and put them in the checked luggage!

I will have to look online I guess.

It was such a nice surprise to see Divine! :goodvibes Very cool!
Love the great pics you got of Divine! We saw her on our last trip. I guess y'all had missed her since you are in and out of AK so fast! :laughing:

I love your leopard top for AK! See, you had to go to AK if only to wear that cute top!

That's too bad about the snowglobe. If you really want a complete park set, you could try EBay for one.


Thanks! Yeah, I guess we have never stayed at AK long enough to find her. We just happened to be in the right place at the right time this time!

All the CM's were commenting on my shirt all morning!

I'll have to check Ebay for a snowglobe!!