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lala3291
10-26-2011, 05:22 PM
That stinks that you couldn't find an AK snowglobe. I will never forget...in 2008 when we went for DD's 8th birthday, I bought her a small snowglobe that she really wanted. We totally forgot to put it in our checked luggage and put it in a carry on by mistake. Well, the TSA found the snowglobe, and took it from us. DD was in tears....believe it or not it was all she wanted the whole trip! I totally understand that TSA had to take it though. I am all for safety! So, I called the merchandise number and got one shipped to us!
We usually don't go for AK for more than a couple of hours. We do the Safari, EE, and Dinosaur. I think that's it!
I broke out the suitcases today...time to start packing!:goodvibes

sjs314
10-26-2011, 05:28 PM
How awesome is it that you finally ran into DeVine, I made notes somewhere about where she frequents in the park since I did want to seek her out if we went to AK. You got some great pics of her.

Crazy you can not find an AK snowglobe, I never even thought about it being hard to get them through security.

ddluvsdisney
10-26-2011, 07:10 PM
Ya know I don't see many snowglobes anymore.
Devine is so cool!! I swear she scared the crap out of me the first time I saw her. That was before I had ever heard of her.
Everytime we go to AK DH wants to skip the safari but I just can't seem to do it. I do enjoy it. I also love the Nemo show too. But that's it for AK we're usually out by lunch.

DisMomAmy
10-26-2011, 08:12 PM
That stinks that you couldn't find an AK snowglobe. I will never forget...in 2008 when we went for DD's 8th birthday, I bought her a small snowglobe that she really wanted. We totally forgot to put it in our checked luggage and put it in a carry on by mistake. Well, the TSA found the snowglobe, and took it from us. DD was in tears....believe it or not it was all she wanted the whole trip! I totally understand that TSA had to take it though. I am all for safety! So, I called the merchandise number and got one shipped to us!
We usually don't go for AK for more than a couple of hours. We do the Safari, EE, and Dinosaur. I think that's it!
I broke out the suitcases today...time to start packing!:goodvibes

Yeah... that happened to us too! :headache: Except it happened to be the same year my DH lost his wallet at DHS & didn't have any identification to fly home! Not a fun trip through security!

I wonder if they are selling fewer snow globes because of the stricter TSA guidelines?

204charity
10-26-2011, 11:00 PM
Here's a link to the "Animal Kingdom Snowglobes" I searched for on ebay. (I will admit though, it's too bad you couldn't get one yourself while at the parks, just for memorie's sake)

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=animal+kingdom+snow+globe&_sacat=See-All-Categories

mari360
10-26-2011, 11:01 PM
Shelly - LOVE LOVE LOVE your TR so far. Can't wait to read more.. and CBR is also my FAV resort. The boys are SO BIG. i remember a few years ago they were so small. :)

Disney Mommy 3
10-27-2011, 09:43 AM
How cool that you saw divine!!! Oh man,... i think it would scare/shock me too! She's so unexpected and hidden!!!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-27-2011, 03:39 PM
That stinks that you couldn't find an AK snowglobe. I will never forget...in 2008 when we went for DD's 8th birthday, I bought her a small snowglobe that she really wanted. We totally forgot to put it in our checked luggage and put it in a carry on by mistake. Well, the TSA found the snowglobe, and took it from us. DD was in tears....believe it or not it was all she wanted the whole trip! I totally understand that TSA had to take it though. I am all for safety! So, I called the merchandise number and got one shipped to us!
We usually don't go for AK for more than a couple of hours. We do the Safari, EE, and Dinosaur. I think that's it!
I broke out the suitcases today...time to start packing!:goodvibes

Well that stinks!! :headache: I'm all for security too, but jeez!! :sad2: Glad you got one shipped home for her!

YAY for packing!! :cool1:

How awesome is it that you finally ran into DeVine, I made notes somewhere about where she frequents in the park since I did want to seek her out if we went to AK. You got some great pics of her.

Crazy you can not find an AK snowglobe, I never even thought about it being hard to get them through security.


We saw her back by Africa. Wasn't expecting it at all!

Yeah, I guess people don't want to put them in their checked luggage for some reason. :confused3 And you can't take them in your carry-ons.
Ya know I don't see many snowglobes anymore.
Devine is so cool!! I swear she scared the crap out of me the first time I saw her. That was before I had ever heard of her.
Everytime we go to AK DH wants to skip the safari but I just can't seem to do it. I do enjoy it. I also love the Nemo show too. But that's it for AK we're usually out by lunch.

We don't really care too much for the safari. :confused3 I think we've done it about 3 times in 7 trips. We saw FOTLK once and I loved it! But the rest of the family just thought it was okay. I'd like to see the Nemo show sometime!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Yeah... that happened to us too! :headache: Except it happened to be the same year my DH lost his wallet at DHS & didn't have any identification to fly home! Not a fun trip through security!

I wonder if they are selling fewer snow globes because of the stricter TSA guidelines?

I remember that trip when your DH lost his wallet! :upsidedow I didn't realize you had a snowglobe confiscated too!! :scared1:
Here's a link to the "Animal Kingdom Snowglobes" I searched for on ebay. (I will admit though, it's too bad you couldn't get one yourself while at the parks, just for memorie's sake)

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=animal+kingdom+snow+globe&_sacat=See-All-Categories

I found a few last night that I am watching for a few days before I bid, but yes it would have been much nicer to buy it at WDW!!Shelly - LOVE LOVE LOVE your TR so far. Can't wait to read more.. and CBR is also my FAV resort. The boys are SO BIG. i remember a few years ago they were so small. :)

Thanks Mari! :goodvibes Long time no "see"!! Hope all is well with you. Glad you are enjoying the TR!
How cool that you saw divine!!! Oh man,... i think it would scare/shock me too! She's so unexpected and hidden!!!

Luckily we saw a little group of people crowded around her before we saw her, otherwise she probably would have scared us!!

Monny2AE
10-28-2011, 10:47 AM
How fun you saw Divine. She's neat but she has a bit of a creepiness factor to her IMO.

It's a shame you didn't find a snow globe. AK seems to be tough park when it comes to finding souvenirs. My sister collects fridge magnets and when she went with us in 2009 we searched every store in AK for one. She had one for WDW and one from MK, Epcot and DHS but we never did find her one from AK. I found her one when we went last year and brought it home for her but it's still not the same as getting it while you're there yourself.

Mndisneygirl
10-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Getting on my soapbox here:

A snowglobe can't go on a plane in carry-on luggage?????
That is just ridiculous and STUPID!!! Who is going to go to so much trouble to make one with something dangerous in it and use that to do something wrong? I mean really! This is just more of the TSA/government theater about security. I totally get that we need rules etc. about that stuff, but this is OVER THE TOP! It's a fricking snowglobe from DISNEY!!!!
I am perfectly willing to have myself and my stuff scanned, take off my shoes, wait in line and all that stuff. But when you take away a kid's souvenir and make them cry as they are leaving FL to go home, that's just MEAN! :headache::furious:
:rolleyes:
Okay, I'll get down now.

Carry on.

Mndisneygirl
10-28-2011, 11:29 AM
I just had a big soapbox rant about the TSA and snowglobes and I don't see it. The "list thing" says I'm the last poster, but my post disappeared. Weird.

In any event - I think that is just ridiculous. :mad: It's a SNOWGLOBE!!!! Just might be a bit too strict on some of those regulations. How dare they make a kid cry like that! It's bad enough we have to be scanned, take our shoes off, have our luggage searched (all of which I'm willing to do for what it's worth).
They should have a place just outside security that you can go back to and ship stuff from if that happens. I'd be willing to go through the line again for that reason.

ETA - well there it is! My post showed up! So you get to read my rant twice!!! HA!

sjs314
10-28-2011, 11:50 AM
I just had a big soapbox rant about the TSA and snowglobes and I don't see it. The "list thing" says I'm the last poster, but my post disappeared. Weird.

In any event - I think that is just ridiculous. :mad: It's a SNOWGLOBE!!!! Just might be a bit too strict on some of those regulations. How dare they make a kid cry like that! It's bad enough we have to be scanned, take our shoes off, have our luggage searched (all of which I'm willing to do for what it's worth).
They should have a place just outside security that you can go back to and ship stuff from if that happens. I'd be willing to go through the line again for that reason.

ETA - well there it is! My post showed up! So you get to read my rant twice!!! HA!

I totally 100% agree about the snowglobe and all this tightening of the TSA policies does nothing to make me feel more secure. How awful for a little child to have their souviener confiscated On our last trip coming back through MCO DH had my TSA approved Laptop Backpack bag I told him about 3 times he needed to unzip it and lay it flat did he no just throws it up well one of the security officers went flying up grabbed it and yelled at him, but as this happened DH inadvertenly walk around not thru the metal detector and no one even noticed cause they were so worried about the unopened backpack. Just goes to prove TSA can lose site of the big picture focusing on these other things.......

Lovemy3babes
10-28-2011, 04:24 PM
How awesome that you saw DeVine! She's so pretty. :goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
10-29-2011, 11:19 AM
How fun you saw Divine. She's neat but she has a bit of a creepiness factor to her IMO.

It's a shame you didn't find a snow globe. AK seems to be tough park when it comes to finding souvenirs. My sister collects fridge magnets and when she went with us in 2009 we searched every store in AK for one. She had one for WDW and one from MK, Epcot and DHS but we never did find her one from AK. I found her one when we went last year and brought it home for her but it's still not the same as getting it while you're there yourself.

I didn't think she was creepy at all! Maybe I would have though if she came out of nowhere and scared me! :faint:

I found an AK snowglobe on ebay, but it's just not the same buying it there. I still haven't placed a bid, I can't decide if I want to or not.....
Getting on my soapbox here:

A snowglobe can't go on a plane in carry-on luggage?????
That is just ridiculous and STUPID!!! Who is going to go to so much trouble to make one with something dangerous in it and use that to do something wrong? I mean really! This is just more of the TSA/government theater about security. I totally get that we need rules etc. about that stuff, but this is OVER THE TOP! It's a fricking snowglobe from DISNEY!!!!
I am perfectly willing to have myself and my stuff scanned, take off my shoes, wait in line and all that stuff. But when you take away a kid's souvenir and make them cry as they are leaving FL to go home, that's just MEAN! :headache::furious:
:rolleyes:
Okay, I'll get down now.

Carry on.

:rotfl2:

I totally 100% agree about the snowglobe and all this tightening of the TSA policies does nothing to make me feel more secure. How awful for a little child to have their souviener confiscated On our last trip coming back through MCO DH had my TSA approved Laptop Backpack bag I told him about 3 times he needed to unzip it and lay it flat did he no just throws it up well one of the security officers went flying up grabbed it and yelled at him, but as this happened DH inadvertenly walk around not thru the metal detector and no one even noticed cause they were so worried about the unopened backpack. Just goes to prove TSA can lose site of the big picture focusing on these other things.......


Are you serious??? They didn't even watch where your DH walked because they were so worried about the laptop. :sad2: Wow.

I remember once I had accidentally put a pack of Capri-Sun juice boxes in a carry-on and they confiscated them and threw them in the trash. Right in front of the kids!

And another time they opened up a bag and took out my quarters that were in an m&m tube (for pressed pennies) because it looked like a weapon...:confused: They did give them back though!
How awesome that you saw DeVine! She's so pretty. :goodvibes

She was beautiful!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-29-2011, 11:32 AM
Good morning TR friends! :goodvibes Sorry I haven't had much time for the DIS lately. Stupid work! :headache: And it doesn't look much better in the coming few weeks, I have a lot of substitute jobs lined up already.

I'm tired!! :faint: But I just have to keep my eye on the big prize -- another WDW trip!! :thumbsup2:cool1: Whenever that may be....


It's snowing here!! :scared1: Yes, seriously and it is still October. Looks like we are in for a long winter. :sad2: I'm not ready for this! :mad:

And our trick-or-treating is tonight. :cold:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-29-2011, 11:44 AM
After watching Divine for quite awhile we headed for the exit and back to CBR.

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When we got back to CBR we were getting hungry so we went straight to the food court for lunch. DS got pizza of course and I had chicken & fries. He had dirt pudding and I had pineapple upside down cake.

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It was all very good. Average fast food I guess!

Rating: 8 out of 10
Total Bill: $26


After lunch we made our way across the bridge/island and back to our room to see what DH & DS10 had been up to all morning!

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Maintenance had been doing some trimming in the courtyard area outside our room.

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We told them all about Divine and they told us all about those “giant birds”!!


Up Next: Swimming!

ddluvsdisney
10-29-2011, 12:08 PM
I hear you about the SNOW!!! UGH It is way too early. We are on the rain snow line so I'm hoping we don't get to much.They're saying 2"- we'll see. Both my DSs have games in the morning and one is away.
I love the tree of life. All those animals carved into it- amazing!
Looking forward to more! :)

Deb

Lovemy3babes
10-29-2011, 12:49 PM
Your lunch looks pretty good. Yum. :thumbsup2

sjs314
10-29-2011, 01:02 PM
DH lost a bottle of Listerine once, I told him put it in his checked luggage but we both know how well men listen :rotfl:

I can not get over all the birds at CBR. Love the pics of the tree in AK.

It started snowing here about an hour ago (noon) looks to be about an inch on the ground so far they predicted 6-10+ for where I am. I am so ready to move to FL this is just too early.

Are the boys going as snow men for trick or treat? :laughing: Crazy

Glad you are making lots of $ working for your next trip and stay at the Poly maybe?

The weather man just cut in on the tv and said they are updateing the snowfall amounts 10-15+ Holy Crap :scared1:

Disney Mommy 3
10-29-2011, 01:47 PM
WOW!!! I cannot believe y'all get that kinda snow in October!! It's like we are in two different countries from where y'all are to where we live!!! Isn't that wild?!! We are suppose to be highs of upper 60-lower 70s today...sunny and clear...little bit of wind..not much, just breezy I guess....It's reaaaaally pretty out there right now...yesterday was kinda weird...the cold front came in and it was cloudy and chilly all day!! We were all kinda draggin' from the extremes! LOL...

Momof2Disneyboys
10-29-2011, 02:49 PM
I hear you about the SNOW!!! UGH It is way too early. We are on the rain snow line so I'm hoping we don't get to much.They're saying 2"- we'll see. Both my DSs have games in the morning and one is away.
I love the tree of life. All those animals carved into it- amazing!
Looking forward to more! :)

Deb

It stopped and all melted now. I'm still not happy about it!! :headache: It's raining now. DS has a soccer game tomorrow too. :upsidedow

We really got up close to the Tree of Life this time. It is very neat!
Your lunch looks pretty good. Yum. :thumbsup2

It was good! :thumbsup2
DH lost a bottle of Listerine once, I told him put it in his checked luggage but we both know how well men listen :rotfl:

I can not get over all the birds at CBR. Love the pics of the tree in AK.

It started snowing here about an hour ago (noon) looks to be about an inch on the ground so far they predicted 6-10+ for where I am. I am so ready to move to FL this is just too early.

Are the boys going as snow men for trick or treat? :laughing: Crazy

Glad you are making lots of $ working for your next trip and stay at the Poly maybe?

The weather man just cut in on the tv and said they are updateing the snowfall amounts 10-15+ Holy Crap :scared1:


10-15 inches??? Already? :faint: I hope you don't get that much!!

I hear ya, I am so ready to move south!! ::yes::

I don't know if we will stay at the Poly next time or not. I'm thinking probably not. We'd like to try some of the other Deluxe resorts. Maybe the YC or BC next time.......We will definitely get back to the Poly sometime soon though! :thumbsup2



WOW!!! I cannot believe y'all get that kinda snow in October!! It's like we are in two different countries from where y'all are to where we live!!! Isn't that wild?!! We are suppose to be highs of upper 60-lower 70s today...sunny and clear...little bit of wind..not much, just breezy I guess....It's reaaaaally pretty out there right now...yesterday was kinda weird...the cold front came in and it was cloudy and chilly all day!! We were all kinda draggin' from the extremes! LOL...

We usually don't get snow in October, but it's not unheard of either. I think the east coast is getting hit with this storm. We shouldn't see too much over here, thankfully.

You are so lucky to be able to enjoy a nice sunny warm fall!!

ddluvsdisney
10-29-2011, 04:32 PM
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I don't know if we will stay at the Poly next time or not. I'm thinking probably not. We'd like to try some of the other Deluxe resorts. Maybe the YC or BC next time.......We will definitely get back to the Poly sometime soon though! :thumbsup2


I would definately try BC next time. We stayed there last year. Your boys would love SAB! I loved the walk to Epcot and the BW at night so fun!!!

sjs314
10-29-2011, 06:00 PM
I think your boys would definately like SAB at the YC/BC. The year we stayed at YC we never did get to check it out the one day we went to head down there it was so packed we went to the YC quiet pool and hottub instead but I am not sure but just looking at SAB I think it looks like they must have made it larger since we stayed there, I know they built the BC Villas after we stayed there.

Now they are saying 12-18 inches it has been a steady 2 inches per hour :scared1: Lots of power outages 300,000 so far ours blinked off and came back on like 4 times. Oh and there has been thunder and lightening too

Did Jact go out to see his first snow?

Momof2Disneyboys
10-30-2011, 06:10 PM
I would definately try BC next time. We stayed there last year. Your boys would love SAB! I loved the walk to Epcot and the BW at night so fun!!!

We stayed at the BWI in 2010 and we loved being able to walk to Epcot!! :goodvibes So I'm thinking every other time between the MK and Epcot area would be nice!! :cloud9:

I think your boys would definately like SAB at the YC/BC. The year we stayed at YC we never did get to check it out the one day we went to head down there it was so packed we went to the YC quiet pool and hottub instead but I am not sure but just looking at SAB I think it looks like they must have made it larger since we stayed there, I know they built the BC Villas after we stayed there.

Now they are saying 12-18 inches it has been a steady 2 inches per hour :scared1: Lots of power outages 300,000 so far ours blinked off and came back on like 4 times. Oh and there has been thunder and lightening too

Did Jact go out to see his first snow?

I think they would really enjoy the YC/BC and SAB too! :yay:

Well how much snow did you actually get??? I hope you didn't lose your power!

Jack barked and growled at the snow. It was hilarious!!:rotfl:

cyndiloveswalt
10-30-2011, 08:53 PM
We didn't get any snow, but lots of rain. My puppy slid accross the deck this morning as the rain had frozen!
We love the BC and BWI, going to try WL for thr first time in Jan.

solana131
10-31-2011, 01:50 PM
Hi there! I know I'm late jumping in on this bandwagon, but I am new to the Disboards and this is my first TR I have subscribed to :thumbsup2

I have booked my family's first ever trip to the World for this coming Feb and we are staying at the Poly, so I am VERY interested to see that part of the trip report. Although, it is great so far too :woohoo: I never even considered CBR because of its size, but you make it look so good. Maybe I shouldn't saved some $$ and stayed there :)

By the way....we live in Maine and we got 15 inches yesterday! It is slowly melting, but boy! I am not ready for winter just yet!

Disney Mommy 3
10-31-2011, 02:23 PM
Hi there! I know I'm late jumping in on this bandwagon, but I am new to the Disboards and this is my first TR I have subscribed to :thumbsup2

I have booked my family's first ever trip to the World for this coming Feb and we are staying at the Poly, so I am VERY interested to see that part of the trip report. Although, it is great so far too :woohoo: I never even considered CBR because of its size, but you make it look so good. Maybe I shouldn't saved some $$ and stayed there :)

By the way....we live in Maine and we got 15 inches yesterday! It is slowly melting, but boy! I am not ready for winter just yet!

this is not my thread,...but :welcome: to the boards!! We are going in less than 2 weeks and we are going back to the Poly this time...just wanted to say hi and that my middle son and I have a dream of coming to Maine some day...he has wanted to go since he was 6!!! We read something about it in school and he was captivated! Enjoy your planning for your first trip! I am excited for you:yay:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-31-2011, 03:47 PM
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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Disney Mommy 3
10-31-2011, 03:51 PM
Shelly...that,my friend is hilarious!!!:rotfl:


Hope all your kiddos have a blast tonight!! We are doing something we have never done--turning out the lights and no candy give outs! The last couple of years, we have had only a couple of trick-or-treaters, so I have to be Scrooge and not waste the $$ on candy that my kids are going to eat!:rotfl: Too, dh got up with his back KILLING him today, so he stayed home from work and is asleep as we speak..poor thing- he only has 11 days to get over it!:wizard:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-31-2011, 03:54 PM
We didn't get any snow, but lots of rain. My puppy slid accross the deck this morning as the rain had frozen!
We love the BC and BWI, going to try WL for thr first time in Jan.

Aw, your poor puppy! :sad2: Stupid ice! :headache:

I think the WL would be nice for a winter trip, it looks very cozy. :goodvibes

Hi there! I know I'm late jumping in on this bandwagon, but I am new to the Disboards and this is my first TR I have subscribed to :thumbsup2

I have booked my family's first ever trip to the World for this coming Feb and we are staying at the Poly, so I am VERY interested to see that part of the trip report. Although, it is great so far too :woohoo: I never even considered CBR because of its size, but you make it look so good. Maybe I shouldn't saved some $$ and stayed there :)

By the way....we live in Maine and we got 15 inches yesterday! It is slowly melting, but boy! I am not ready for winter just yet!

Welcome!! :goodvibes You're not that late - I'm not even half way through!! And the best half is yet to come!! :thumbsup2

You are going to LOVE the Poly!! ::yes:: But yes, CBR is very nice as well and not near as big as people make it out to be. We actually love the spacious grounds - with that comes a large food court and a large pool!!

15 inches?! :scared1: Yikes! Hope it all melts away soon.

this is not my thread,...but :welcome: to the boards!! We are going in less than 2 weeks and we are going back to the Poly this time...just wanted to say hi and that my middle son and I have a dream of coming to Maine some day...he has wanted to go since he was 6!!! We read something about it in school and he was captivated! Enjoy your planning for your first trip! I am excited for you:yay:

Shawna -- 10 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!:cool1:

Disney Mommy 3
10-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Aw, your poor puppy! :sad2: Stupid ice! :headache:

I think the WL would be nice for a winter trip, it looks very cozy. :goodvibes



Welcome!! :goodvibes You're not that late - I'm not even half way through!! And the best half is yet to come!! :thumbsup2

You are going to LOVE the Poly!! ::yes:: But yes, CBR is very nice as well and not near as big as people make it out to be. We actually love the spacious grounds - with that comes a large food court and a large pool!!

15 inches?! :scared1: Yikes! Hope it all melts away soon.



Shawna -- 10 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!:cool1:

Yay!!! I know!! I am sooo excited..dh woke up with his back hurting again pretty bad today...he is home from work today resting it, possibly tomorrow too--we gotta get ready!!!

Mndisneygirl
10-31-2011, 03:57 PM
:lmao:LOVE the dog pictures Shelly!!!!

Was he trying to get out of his costume by rolling on the floor? Cody does that when we put a bandana on him! I can only imagine a whole costume would put him over the edge. He's already pretty neurotic!

was your DS able to play his DS with those green fingers? :laughing:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-31-2011, 03:57 PM
Shelly...that,my friend is hilarious!!!:rotfl:


Hope all your kiddos have a blast tonight!! We are doing something we have never done--turning out the lights and no candy give outs! The last couple of years, we have had only a couple of trick-or-treaters, so I have to be Scrooge and not waste the $$ on candy that my kids are going to eat!:rotfl: Too, dh got up with his back KILLING him today, so he stayed home from work and is asleep as we speak..poor thing- he only has 11 days to get over it!:wizard:



I know, long gone are the days of cute little boys in cute little costumes. :upsidedow Now I have a gorilla and some kind of grim reaper/skeleton. :confused3 :rotfl: Oh, and a sheriff dog! :dogdance:


:lmao:


I hope your DH feels better very soon. :wizard:

Momof2Disneyboys
10-31-2011, 04:00 PM
:lmao:LOVE the dog pictures Shelly!!!!

Was he trying to get out of his costume by rolling on the floor? Cody does that when we put a bandana on him! I can only imagine a whole costume would put him over the edge. He's already pretty neurotic!

was your DS able to play his DS with those green fingers? :laughing:



:laughing: Thanks! Jack didn't mind the costume or bandanna, but he hated that hat! So yep, he was trying to roll and bite it off. :rotfl:


Apparently nothing can stop them from playing their DS's. :rolleyes:

T*Bird
10-31-2011, 04:27 PM
CUTEST. PIC. EVER!!!!!!

I'm talking about Jack, not the boys! :laughing: I'm not quite sure how to describe their costumes! :scared1: I guess they have outgrown the days of Spiderman and Ninja turtle. ;) That is one pet costume I have never seen before. I love how Jack is biting on the hat string! :rotfl2:

I hope y'all have a fun Halloween and trick-or-treating. Does Jack go along with you or does he stay home and give out candy? ;)

Momof2Disneyboys
10-31-2011, 04:30 PM
CUTEST. PIC. EVER!!!!!!

I'm talking about Jack, not the boys! :laughing: I'm not quite sure how to describe their costumes! :scared1: I guess they have outgrown the days of Spiderman and Ninja turtle. ;) That is one pet costume I have never seen before. I love how Jack is biting on the hat string! :rotfl2:

I hope y'all have a fun Halloween and trick-or-treating. Does Jack go along with you or does he stay home and give out candy? ;)



:lmao: Nope, there's nothing cute about the boys costumes anymore! :eek::rotfl:

We got Jack's costume at Target! We saw it and just had to have it!!

Our trick-or-treating was over the weekend. Yep, Jack came with us! He thinks he's a person after-all! :rolleyes::laughing:

ronnmel
10-31-2011, 04:44 PM
Love Jack's costume!

Momof2Disneyboys
10-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Love Jack's costume!


Thanks! :)

ddluvsdisney
10-31-2011, 06:53 PM
Love Jack's costume!
I am not a Halloween fan (DH is out trick or treating as we speak) so i know what you mean about the costumes get worse as they get older. :(
Dh and DS always take the dog along trick or treating. It's his third halloween yr. 1 he was a Boston Bruin yr 2 a N.E. Patriot this yr. a Boston Celtic is there a theme going on here? lol (too bad there's no basketball this year)

JoBird
11-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Okay what the heck???
I posted on here yesterday and I don't see my post!!:mad::mad::mad: I know you think I've left you, but I haven't, I promise--- :flower3::flower3::flower3:

I love those pics, the boys are big and stinky yet super cute, :lmao:--- but you HAVE to show them the one of Jack doing his Werewolf impersonation!!!!!!!!!! It's my fav!!!:love::love::love: Mean dog!!:rotfl2:


Now, to back up a bit. Super jel that you got to see Devine! I've never seen her and always think as I'm leaving, oh shoot I forgot to look for her. Anyway--- I'm glad you at least, were able to see her. ::yes:: Does it make you want to go to that park and stay longer next time???

Great pics of the Tree of Life too. I love that area where you can get up close to under the base of the tree and see all the animals. It's so peaceful in there- kind of like you have the park to yourself!! ::yes::

Great updates--- sorry I've been out of it the past few days.:headache:


PS--
Shawna----- are you all packed? Have you shipped your box????popcorn::

Momof2Disneyboys
11-01-2011, 12:31 PM
Love Jack's costume!
I am not a Halloween fan (DH is out trick or treating as we speak) so i know what you mean about the costumes get worse as they get older. :(
Dh and DS always take the dog along trick or treating. It's his third halloween yr. 1 he was a Boston Bruin yr 2 a N.E. Patriot this yr. a Boston Celtic is there a theme going on here? lol (too bad there's no basketball this year)

Thanks!!

Yeah, DS12 is about done with the Trick-or-Treating. He really didn't care too much about it. DS10 still likes it, but isn't into the cute little costumes anymore.

Aw, I bet your doggy is cute all dressed up!:)
Okay what the heck???
I posted on here yesterday and I don't see my post!!:mad::mad::mad: I know you think I've left you, but I haven't, I promise--- :flower3::flower3::flower3:

I love those pics, the boys are big and stinky yet super cute, :lmao:--- but you HAVE to show them the one of Jack doing his Werewolf impersonation!!!!!!!!!! It's my fav!!!:love::love::love: Mean dog!!:rotfl2:


Now, to back up a bit. Super jel that you got to see Devine! I've never seen her and always think as I'm leaving, oh shoot I forgot to look for her. Anyway--- I'm glad you at least, were able to see her. Does it make you want to go to that park and stay longer next time???

Great pics of the Tree of Life too. I love that area where you can get up close to under the base of the tree and see all the animals. It's so peaceful in there- kind of like you have the park to yourself!! ::yes::

Great updates--- sorry I've been out of it the past few days.:headache:


PS--
Shawna----- are you all packed? Have you shipped your box????



Well hello there stranger. :wave: How nice of you to join us here.....:rolleyes1

:laughing:


I'm not sure that's Jack's werewolf impersonation - that's just how he always looks when he is ALWAYS biting EVERYTHING!!!! :scared1::rotfl:

But here you go --

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:scared:


I remember texting you and telling you DS and I had just saw Divine!! She was super amazing. But no, doesn't really make me want to spend too much more time at AK. :rotfl:


Yeah Shawna -- are you all packed??? popcorn:::yay:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-01-2011, 12:37 PM
We had some time to kill before we headed out for the evening, so we decided to head to the pool again. But this time the quiet pool in Jamaica! It was very nice, and quiet! Not too many people around.

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The kids when in for a bit. Just as DH and I were getting ready to go in it started raining. We let the kids stay in but then it started to thunder. So out they came and we went back to the room.

DH was lagging behind, so DS thought it would be funny to lock him out! :laughing:

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We just hung out and watched TV for a bit and then started getting ready to head out to dinner a bit early. We figured we would shop our way to dinner!!

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First stop: The Contemporary!

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Up Next: Bay Lake Towers!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-01-2011, 12:40 PM
Up next on our little journey was BLT! I have been intrigued by BLT ever since it went up. I wasn't sure if we could get in there without a room key card or not, I thought I had previously read somewhere that it was locked and you needed a room key to enter. But we walked across the walkway thingy that connects BLT and the CT on the 4th floor and went right in, the door wasn't locked! We took the elevator to the lobby and took a look around. Every nice and modern place. We didn't stay long, we weren't sure if we were even supposed to be in there!

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Then it was back on the monorail. Next stop: The Polynesian! :lovestruc

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Anyone want to guess where we were going for dinner? :yay:


Up Next: A very good and very big dinner!

solana131
11-01-2011, 12:54 PM
Anyone want to guess where we were going for dinner? :yay:


Oooh...I know, I know....Captain Cooks, right? :rotfl: I am personally very excited for Capt Cooks, but I have a feeling thats not where you went! Just have to wait and see I guess :thumbsup2.

Lovemy3babes
11-01-2011, 01:00 PM
Once again, you look really cute Shelly. I like your dress! :thumbsup2 We once accidentally got off the bus at BLT and had to follow someone to get through the door with their key card. It was nice but I felt odd being there. Like you said, not sure if we even should be there. Oops! :rolleyes1 I am going to guess you were going to 'Ohana! Am I right?!

T*Bird
11-01-2011, 01:03 PM
Okay what the heck???
I posted on here yesterday and I don't see my post!!:mad::mad::mad: I know you think I've left you, but I haven't, I promise--- :flower3::flower3::flower3:

I love those pics, the boys are big and stinky yet super cute, :lmao:--- but you HAVE to show them the one of Jack doing his Werewolf impersonation!!!!!!!!!! It's my fav!!!:love::love::love: Mean dog!!:rotfl2:


Now, to back up a bit. Super jel that you got to see Devine! I've never seen her and always think as I'm leaving, oh shoot I forgot to look for her. Anyway--- I'm glad you at least, were able to see her. ::yes:: Does it make you want to go to that park and stay longer next time???

Great pics of the Tree of Life too. I love that area where you can get up close to under the base of the tree and see all the animals. It's so peaceful in there- kind of like you have the park to yourself!! ::yes::

Great updates--- sorry I've been out of it the past few days.:headache:


PS--
Shawna----- are you all packed? Have you shipped your box????popcorn::


Yesterday I started to make a comment about you being AWOL but then decided to mind my own beeswax. ;) But I have definitely been wondering where you've been. Glad to see you back! Now if you'll just get started on that TR.......:laughing:

T*Bird
11-01-2011, 01:13 PM
More great pics, Shelly! :thumbsup2 I love the family pics at CBR, and your dress is really cute. Too funny the pic of your DH locked out and your DS playing it up! :laughing:

I'm going with 'Ohana, too. ;)

Almost forgot.....the pic of Jack!! "My, what big teeth you have!" :eek:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-01-2011, 01:19 PM
Oooh...I know, I know....Captain Cooks, right? :rotfl: I am personally very excited for Capt Cooks, but I have a feeling thats not where you went! Just have to wait and see I guess :thumbsup2.

Well, we did eat at Capt Cooks but not til later in the trip! :goodvibes

I had wanted to go to Capt Cooks after dinner for a Dole Whip, but I was way too full! :faint:Once again, you look really cute Shelly. I like your dress! :thumbsup2 We once accidentally got off the bus at BLT and had to follow someone to get through the door with their key card. It was nice but I felt odd being there. Like you said, not sure if we even should be there. Oops! :rolleyes1 I am going to guess you were going to 'Ohana! Am I right?!

Thanks Kelli! :)

BLT gave me a little bit of an odd feeling too. :confused3 I guess because I felt like we probably shouldn't be there. :rotfl: IDK. I'd sure stay there though!::yes::

You guessed it -- Ohana! :thumbsup2
More great pics, Shelly! :thumbsup2 I love the family pics at CBR, and your dress is really cute. Too funny the pic of your DH locked out and your DS playing it up! :laughing:

I'm going with 'Ohana, too. ;)

Almost forgot.....the pic of Jack!! "My, what big teeth you have!" :eek:

Thanks Teri! :goodvibes

DS is always doing stuff like that! :upsidedow:lmao:

Jack's teeth used to be little & cute, but then they fell out and his big teeth came in and they hurt when he bites!! :scared1:

seacrestpromo
11-01-2011, 02:13 PM
Looks like you had a lot of fun this Halloween Shelly. Great costumes, especially Jack's!

Love the pictures of the Contemporary. I like that place a lot - it just has a great classic Disney feel to it. The Mary Blair tile work and the monorails going through it are just so, so Disneyness!

Thank you for sharing!

Sea

marDgreen88
11-01-2011, 02:16 PM
I'm a little late but I'm caught up now, love your TR! What a cute family. I would love to stay at the Polynesian! But I guess you haven't gotten there yet! So I guess I'm not TOO late! :rotfl:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-01-2011, 02:21 PM
Looks like you had a lot of fun this Halloween Shelly. Great costumes, especially Jack's!

Love the pictures of the Contemporary. I like that place a lot - it just has a great classic Disney feel to it. The Mary Blair tile work and the monorails going through it are just so, so Disneyness!

Thank you for sharing!

Sea

Thanks Sea! :goodvibes The boys had fun -- all of them! :rotfl:

We really enjoy visiting the Contemporary. DH thinks he'd like to stay there someday. I would too, but there are others I'd rather try first!


I'm a little late but I'm caught up now, love your TR! What a cute family. I would love to stay at the Polynesian! But I guess you haven't gotten there yet! So I guess I'm not TOO late! :rotfl:


Welcome! So glad to still be gaining new readers! :cool1: Glad you are all caught up. Hope you enjoy. Yep, the best is yet to come -- the Poly!! :cloud9:

Practically_Perfect
11-01-2011, 02:26 PM
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I love the figurine of the original five - so cute!

My aunt and uncle just bought that iPad cover when they were in Disneyland this summer - they love it!

I also liked "Werewolf Jack" - so cute!

lala3291
11-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Hi Shelly!
Too bad about it starting to rain when you were about to go in the pool...I guess that's Florida weather! Great pics of the shops! I love shopping at WDW!:lovestruc
I cannot wait to hear where you ate, but I think I have an idea.:goodvibes
10 more days until we arrive at the Poly!

Mndisneygirl
11-01-2011, 02:50 PM
What a fun little shopping journey! When we stayed at BLT I always felt so "exclusive" since you supposedly could only get in with a KTTW card.

Ohana!!!! I have GOT to eat dinner there soon. Maybe next trip.

LOVE the picture of Wolfdog Jack!!!

cyndiloveswalt
11-01-2011, 08:56 PM
Jack's costume was so cute! I made Lucky pup a fried eggs with bacon and he walked in a parade. He did such a good job! My DS7 was Michael Jackson which was pretty cute too, he got great reactions from people. One of the neighborhood houses did a haunted trail through their yard, it was awesome and I am completely overrun with candy!

Monny2AE
11-02-2011, 09:35 AM
Oh my gosh Jack has some sharp teeth!!!! :scared1:

Can't wait to hear about your Ohana dinner!!! We went to Ohana for dinner on our honeymoon in 2001 and again in 2004 and both times were delicious and fun!

JoBird
11-02-2011, 10:53 AM
Those dang afternoon August/September rain storms. So intrusive to pool time. :mad: It looked so empty, too. :(

You guys looked so cute, all ready for dinner- love your dress!:goodvibes

I can't believe you guys were able to walk across the crosswalk into BLT! How nice since you might like to stay there one day. Gotta be able to check all the resorts out. How many do you have left to see? The views from the Contemporary are wonderful. Maybe one day I'll stay there........:)


Can't wait to hear about your 'Ohana experience in detail. My kids HATED it when we ate there this time.:scared1: Said it was the worse meal of the entire trip! (Might've had something to do with the waitress being bad, them being tired and knowing that a certain couple of friends were waiting for them outside.):rolleyes1

:rotfl:

Kat in GA
11-02-2011, 12:58 PM
Joining in!

We were there the same dates - though we haven't had any park overlap yet. I'll have to look for myself in the background of your pictures! ;)

We are actually staying at the CBR in December - there have been so many bad reviews of it lately - it's really nice to see one that is so positive.

Looking forward to hearing more!

Disney Mommy 3
11-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Okay what the heck???
I posted on here yesterday and I don't see my post!!:mad::mad::mad: I know you think I've left you, but I haven't, I promise--- :flower3::flower3::flower3:

PS--
Shawna----- are you all packed? Have you shipped your box????popcorn::

yeah,..I thought you were ditching us too!!! I have my box almost finished! I only need to add the kids snax and breakfast bars and it'll be ready to go on Monday morning!!! So,...I gotta call the Poly today and get specs on the address to ship it to...attn:me!!!!!! :yay:Thanks!!

Yeah, DS12 is about done with the Trick-or-Treating. He really didn't care too much about it. DS10 still likes it, but isn't into the cute little costumes anymore.

Aw, I bet your doggy is cute all dressed up!:)




Well hello there stranger. :wave: How nice of you to join us here.....:rolleyes1

Yeah Shawna -- are you all packed??? popcorn:::yay:

I have the suitcases out, and won't pack until next week....we are still wearing our shorts!!!! So...next week I should pack on Wed or Thursday-except for last minute things, like a flat iron! LOL!! Kids are ready to start packing, but they won't have clothes to wear between now and then if we do it now!!! Our crazy weather!

204charity
11-02-2011, 02:37 PM
BLT was our 1st choice for this trip, but when we started to read how it was a DVC property - we weren't sure it would be for us. We didn't want to be hounded like you are at some all-inclusive resorts to buy into time shares etc. So, the Poly it is! We will definately stop by there for shopping and lunch! :)

Momof2Disneyboys
11-02-2011, 03:56 PM
I love the figurine of the original five - so cute!

My aunt and uncle just bought that iPad cover when they were in Disneyland this summer - they love it!

I also liked "Werewolf Jack" - so cute!

They had a lot of neat stuff in there!


Thanks!:)
Hi Shelly!
Too bad about it starting to rain when you were about to go in the pool...I guess that's Florida weather! Great pics of the shops! I love shopping at WDW!:lovestruc
I cannot wait to hear where you ate, but I think I have an idea.:goodvibes
10 more days until we arrive at the Poly!

Yeah, we knew it looked like it could rain but we were hoping for the best! Oh well, we got to go back later!

We love shopping at WDW too! :cool1:

10 days!!!! Well actually 9 now, huh?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana::banana: I'm so excited for you!!
What a fun little shopping journey! When we stayed at BLT I always felt so "exclusive" since you supposedly could only get in with a KTTW card.

Ohana!!!! I have GOT to eat dinner there soon. Maybe next trip.

LOVE the picture of Wolfdog Jack!!!

BLT is very nice and very different. It was very quiet in there when we went in.

You've got to get to Ohana!! ::yes::

Wolfdog Jack :lmao:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-02-2011, 04:01 PM
Jack's costume was so cute! I made Lucky pup a fried eggs with bacon and he walked in a parade. He did such a good job! My DS7 was Michael Jackson which was pretty cute too, he got great reactions from people. One of the neighborhood houses did a haunted trail through their yard, it was awesome and I am completely overrun with candy!

I bet your dog was adorable too!! Sounds like you had a very fun Halloween! :cool1:
Oh my gosh Jack has some sharp teeth!!!! :scared1:

Can't wait to hear about your Ohana dinner!!! We went to Ohana for dinner on our honeymoon in 2001 and again in 2004 and both times were delicious and fun!

Yes he does!!!!!!!!:scared1:

Ohana is coming up soon!:thumbsup2
Those dang afternoon August/September rain storms. So intrusive to pool time. :mad: It looked so empty, too. :(

You guys looked so cute, all ready for dinner- love your dress!:goodvibes

I can't believe you guys were able to walk across the crosswalk into BLT! How nice since you might like to stay there one day. Gotta be able to check all the resorts out. How many do you have left to see? The views from the Contemporary are wonderful. Maybe one day I'll stay there........:)


Can't wait to hear about your 'Ohana experience in detail. My kids HATED it when we ate there this time.:scared1: Said it was the worse meal of the entire trip! (Might've had something to do with the waitress being bad, them being tired and knowing that a certain couple of friends were waiting for them outside.):rolleyes1

:rotfl:

I know you know all about those late summer thunderstorms down there!! :scared1:

I didn't think we'd be able to walk across to BLT without a room key, but we went right in! I was afraid we were going to get kicked out the whole time! :upsidedow

I hope we didn't ruin your Ohana experience! :eek: It seemed like you were in there forever!! :faint:

My kids were less than impressed with Ohana's food too. But I knew they would be. :rolleyes:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-02-2011, 04:07 PM
Joining in!

We were there the same dates - though we haven't had any park overlap yet. I'll have to look for myself in the background of your pictures! ;)

We are actually staying at the CBR in December - there have been so many bad reviews of it lately - it's really nice to see one that is so positive.

Looking forward to hearing more!

:welcome:

I hope we were in the same park sometime!! Wouldn't that be hilarious to see yourself in one of my pics?! I took several hundred, so there's a pretty good chance. :rotfl:

How was your Aug/Sept trip?

I hope you have a nice stay at CBR in December! :wizard:
yeah,..I thought you were ditching us too!!! I have my box almost finished! I only need to add the kids snax and breakfast bars and it'll be ready to go on Monday morning!!! So,...I gotta call the Poly today and get specs on the address to ship it to...attn:me!!!!!! :yay:

I have the suitcases out, and won't pack until next week....we are still wearing our shorts!!!! So...next week I should pack on Wed or Thursday-except for last minute things, like a flat iron! LOL!! Kids are ready to start packing, but they won't have clothes to wear between now and then if we do it now!!! Our crazy weather!

YAY for suitcases being out and packing almost started!! :cool1:

I can't believe you are still wearing shorts down there. Lucky!!
BLT was our 1st choice for this trip, but when we started to read how it was a DVC property - we weren't sure it would be for us. We didn't want to be hounded like you are at some all-inclusive resorts to buy into time shares etc. So, the Poly it is! We will definately stop by there for shopping and lunch! :)

We've only stayed at one DVC resort -- OKW. And we didn't get bothered by any sales people!

The Poly is wonderful, you will have a great time! :)

204charity
11-02-2011, 05:25 PM
SOoo excited for our trip. Literally - CAN NOT WAIT. hehehehehehe

Kat in GA
11-02-2011, 10:13 PM
:welcome:

I hope we were in the same park sometime!! Wouldn't that be hilarious to see yourself in one of my pics?! I took several hundred, so there's a pretty good chance. :rotfl:

How was your Aug/Sept trip?

I hope you have a nice stay at CBR in December! :wizard:

Thanks for the warm welcome!

We had a great time on our aug/sept trip - mostly because it was a mom's trip -- no kiddos! I love going with my girls - but it was just so exciting to be there without anyone asking anything of me - or complaining/whining. Rather liberating!! :thumbsup2 But...it was sooo hot and rainy. We were back a few weeks ago for a long weekend for the food and wine festival and the weather was gorgeous. I actually wore a light weight jacket. I don't think I've ever been when it wasn't blazing hot! Also, rather liberating :thumbsup2

marDgreen88
11-03-2011, 09:54 AM
Welcome! So glad to still be gaining new readers! :cool1: Glad you are all caught up. Hope you enjoy. Yep, the best is yet to come -- the Poly!! :cloud9:

Thanks! I bet the Poly is spectacular! Can't wait to read about it. :goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
11-03-2011, 03:39 PM
SOoo excited for our trip. Literally - CAN NOT WAIT. hehehehehehe

I bet!! :cool1:
Thanks for the warm welcome!

We had a great time on our aug/sept trip - mostly because it was a mom's trip -- no kiddos! I love going with my girls - but it was just so exciting to be there without anyone asking anything of me - or complaining/whining. Rather liberating!! :thumbsup2 But...it was sooo hot and rainy. We were back a few weeks ago for a long weekend for the food and wine festival and the weather was gorgeous. I actually wore a light weight jacket. I don't think I've ever been when it wasn't blazing hot! Also, rather liberating :thumbsup2

We've never been without the kids, so I don't know what that would be like!

I actually enjoyed the heat much more than I thought I would. Probably because our trip before that (Nov 2010) was way colder than expected! :scared1:


Thanks! I bet the Poly is spectacular! Can't wait to read about it. :goodvibes

Lots of Poly coming up soon! :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
11-03-2011, 03:47 PM
You guessed it – dinner was at Ohana! :cool1: Yes, it would have made more sense to eat at Ohana later in the week when we were staying at the Poly. But, remember we had the DDP (free) during the first half of the trip. So we wanted to take full advantage of that and do our expensive meals while they were free!!

There was a long line at check in. Actually there were 2 lines – one for people with ADR's and one for people without. Luckily the ADR line was moving fairly quickly!

We were seated very shortly after we checked in.

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As you probably already know, Ohana is served family style. They bring some of everything right to your table. And it seems like it is never going to end!! They even brought out extra food for the kids since they didn't really care for much of what they were serving.

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And just when I thought I couldn't eat another thing – out came the famous Banana Foster Dessert! :faint: I didn't really think I would care for it, but I gave it a try anyway. Oh my gosh – it was so good!!

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Wow that was quite the feast! DH loved it. Some of it was a little funky for me, but most of it was very good and I really enjoyed it. :goodvibes


Rating: 9 out of 10
Total Bill: $122


Up Next: A Poly and GF tour

lala3291
11-03-2011, 04:01 PM
Ohana looks delicious! We have never eaten there, and I tired but didn't succeed at getting an ADR there for this trip. I am still trying though!
You are getting me so excited for our trip- I can't wait to see the Poly for the first time! We have never even had a meal there!

scott2997
11-03-2011, 04:10 PM
You guessed it – dinner was at Ohana! :cool1:

Your pictures are awesome. We were lucky enough to get an ADR for our trip in April for dinner at O'Hana.

Now I really can't wait!! :thumbsup2

rusafee1183
11-03-2011, 04:53 PM
Mmmmmm!!!! I love LOVE love O'hana!

It is our favorite restaurant on WDW property and we make sure that we get an ADR every trip. :lovestruc:cloud9::cloud9::lovestruc

Glad to hear you liked it overall! But, I'm curious what things on the menu were funky for you. :laughing:

sjs314
11-03-2011, 07:54 PM
We stayed at the BWI in 2010 and we loved being able to walk to Epcot!! :goodvibes So I'm thinking every other time between the MK and Epcot area would be nice!! :cloud9:



I think they would really enjoy the YC/BC and SAB too! :yay:

Well how much snow did you actually get??? I hope you didn't lose your power!

Jack barked and growled at the snow. It was hilarious!!:rotfl:

I had quite a few pages to catch up on. We were without power for 4 days something like 108 hours give or take an hour or two:scared1: I am not sure about the snow total had to be 10-12 inches at least since it was up past Bellas side she could barely make a path through it but luckily it has been melting fast the days have been rather warm 50-60 but the night not so much, I think I was the coldest I have ever been. I officially hate Ct.
Ended up losing more food only about $100 this time instead of $400, I swear I may just stop buying anything ahead. There are still as of tonight 400,000 plus still without power.

I love Jacks costume and wow he looks quite wild in that one pic,:scared1: what big teeth. That is funny about him barking at the snow. :laughing:

Your boys looked quite scarey in their costumes too! They cancelled Halloween here, that was a first for me.

I think you lucked out that the door to BLT was not locked, I know I read the same thing that you needed a key to access getting into BLT. When I booked CR for March I asked DH if he wanted to stay at BLT since he said he likes how it looked but he said no. Maybe someday.

I an anxious to try 'Ohana , I love pot stickers and the noodles and brocolli, DH is a big meat lover but only does shrimp if it is breaded , I will do the shrimp and salad, but DH does not like salad with dressing so it should be interesting. I had no idea you could get kids chicken nuggets, fries and mac& cheese, that is good to know.

I liked the D&B bag you were looking at, I would love to have one but they are kinda expensive

Can't wait to see more Poly pics :)

Monny2AE
11-03-2011, 08:49 PM
How nice the CM's brought out different items for the boys! That was a lot of food!!!! I could go for some of that bananas foster right now! Yum!

Mndisneygirl
11-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Well, I'm sold on Ohana! If they bring food like chicken nuggets for the kids, we'll be fine! The salad looks like the one they serve at the Spirit of Aloha too. And the bread! Yummy!
My DH will be happy with Meat, Meat and Meat! I'll eat the other stuff too!

My DH was looking online today at another Disney fan site and it has some tentative opening dates for the new Fantasyland stuff - most were October 12, 2012!!! 10/12/12? We plan to be there the following week!!! :yay: If all goes according to our plans, we'll arrive about 10/14! I'm guessing which week the kids have their fall break, but it should be that week.

So besides Ohana, I may be trying some of the new restaurants!!!

Disneyfreak508
11-03-2011, 09:27 PM
Oh dang.... OHANA!?! :love: Favorite restaurant ever. Your pictures are making me hungry!
I didn't even know they had mac and cheese and chicken nuggets there!
Mmm I'm glad you enjoyed the dessert. It's the best. :lovestruc

Lil'Mermaid75
11-04-2011, 08:21 AM
Well, I'm sold on Ohana! If they bring food like chicken nuggets for the kids, we'll be fine! The salad looks like the one they serve at the Spirit of Aloha too. And the bread! Yummy!
My DH will be happy with Meat, Meat and Meat! I'll eat the other stuff too!

My DH was looking online today at another Disney fan site and it has some tentative opening dates for the new Fantasyland stuff - most were October 12, 2012!!! 10/12/12? We plan to be there the following week!!! :yay: If all goes according to our plans, we'll arrive about 10/14! I'm guessing which week the kids have their fall break, but it should be that week.

So besides Ohana, I may be trying some of the new restaurants!!!

Maybe we'll be there at the same time!! :thumbsup2 That would be awesome. Of course, we're still waiting on our calendar for next year to come out and find out whether or not we're going to a "balanced" calendar thta would allow us to take a Disney trip next fall.

Ohana's looks so yummy. We've never eaten there.

rusafee1183
11-04-2011, 11:33 AM
Also - I also just noticed the server behind you in the picture with you and your DH. I *think* that is the server that we had like, 2 years ago.

She talked to us forever because she found out we were from Pittsburgh and she said that she moved down to FL from Pittsburgh! She used to be a server at Eat n Park. :thumbsup2

It's been a while, so it may not be her - but I am pretty sure it is. I love when you go back and see the same people working. It just makes Disney feel more like home or something :lovestruc

Momof2Disneyboys
11-04-2011, 11:59 AM
Ohana looks delicious! We have never eaten there, and I tired but didn't succeed at getting an ADR there for this trip. I am still trying though!
You are getting me so excited for our trip- I can't wait to see the Poly for the first time! We have never even had a meal there!

Keep trying!! :wizard: And even if you don't get an ADR, get there at about 4:30 or so and get in line and you may be able to get in! :goodvibes

I'm so excited for you going to the Poly!! :cool1:
Your pictures are awesome. We were lucky enough to get an ADR for our trip in April for dinner at O'Hana.

Now I really can't wait!! :thumbsup2

Thanks! Welcome to the TR! :)

I hope you enjoy Ohana too!
Mmmmmm!!!! I love LOVE love O'hana!

It is our favorite restaurant on WDW property and we make sure that we get an ADR every trip. :lovestruc:cloud9::cloud9::lovestruc

Glad to hear you liked it overall! But, I'm curious what things on the menu were funky for you. :laughing:

Well this plate was probably the funkiest for me:

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That and the pot-stickers! :scared1::laughing:

But the rest was delicious! :cloud9:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-04-2011, 12:08 PM
I had quite a few pages to catch up on. We were without power for 4 days something like 108 hours give or take an hour or two:scared1: I am not sure about the snow total had to be 10-12 inches at least since it was up past Bellas side she could barely make a path through it but luckily it has been melting fast the days have been rather warm 50-60 but the night not so much, I think I was the coldest I have ever been. I officially hate Ct.
Ended up losing more food only about $100 this time instead of $400, I swear I may just stop buying anything ahead. There are still as of tonight 400,000 plus still without power.

I love Jacks costume and wow he looks quite wild in that one pic,:scared1: what big teeth. That is funny about him barking at the snow. :laughing:

Your boys looked quite scarey in their costumes too! They cancelled Halloween here, that was a first for me.

I think you lucked out that the door to BLT was not locked, I know I read the same thing that you needed a key to access getting into BLT. When I booked CR for March I asked DH if he wanted to stay at BLT since he said he likes how it looked but he said no. Maybe someday.

I an anxious to try 'Ohana , I love pot stickers and the noodles and brocolli, DH is a big meat lover but only does shrimp if it is breaded , I will do the shrimp and salad, but DH does not like salad with dressing so it should be interesting. I had no idea you could get kids chicken nuggets, fries and mac& cheese, that is good to know.

I liked the D&B bag you were looking at, I would love to have one but they are kinda expensive

Can't wait to see more Poly pics :)




Sheila!! :yay: So glad you popped in. I was about to send a search party out for you!! :scared1:

I'm so sorry you lost power for so long. That really stinks. And Halloween was cancelled??? :sad2: Poor kids. Stupid snow. Yes, I knew exactly how Jack felt when he was growling and barking at the snow, I wanted to do the same. :laughing:

I guess we did luck out with the BLT door being unlocked. I really didn't expect to be able to get in. I think I'd like to stay there someday too!

I think you guys will like Ohana, there's enough variety that no one should leave there hungry that's for sure!!

I didn't get the D&B bag. I have looked at several of them over the last year or so and I really want one, but I just can't justify the cost. I'm afraid I'd rarely use it. :confused3
How nice the CM's brought out different items for the boys! That was a lot of food!!!! I could go for some of that bananas foster right now! Yum!

That was a lot of food!! :scared1:

I could go for some banana foster for lunch today! ::yes:::rotfl:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Well, I'm sold on Ohana! If they bring food like chicken nuggets for the kids, we'll be fine! The salad looks like the one they serve at the Spirit of Aloha too. And the bread! Yummy!
My DH will be happy with Meat, Meat and Meat! I'll eat the other stuff too!

My DH was looking online today at another Disney fan site and it has some tentative opening dates for the new Fantasyland stuff - most were October 12, 2012!!! 10/12/12? We plan to be there the following week!!! :yay: If all goes according to our plans, we'll arrive about 10/14! I'm guessing which week the kids have their fall break, but it should be that week.

So besides Ohana, I may be trying some of the new restaurants!!!

I had heard that ahead of time, so I asked as soon as we sat down and our server rattled off about 4-5 different things he could bring for the kids. I'm guessing that happens a lot there! :laughing:

The salad and the bread were very good. The kids could have gotten filled up just on the bread!

And yes, there is A LOT of meat! :faint:

I hadn't heard a date for the Fantastyland stuff. I need to read up on the new restaurants!!
Oh dang.... OHANA!?! :love: Favorite restaurant ever. Your pictures are making me hungry!
I didn't even know they had mac and cheese and chicken nuggets there!
Mmm I'm glad you enjoyed the dessert. It's the best. :lovestruc

I can see why Ohana is a favorite for so many!! :goodvibes

Yep, they have several choices for the kids as well! :thumbsup2

That dessert was fabulous! :cloud9:
Also - I also just noticed the server behind you in the picture with you and your DH. I *think* that is the server that we had like, 2 years ago.

She talked to us forever because she found out we were from Pittsburgh and she said that she moved down to FL from Pittsburgh! She used to be a server at Eat n Park. :thumbsup2

It's been a while, so it may not be her - but I am pretty sure it is. I love when you go back and see the same people working. It just makes Disney feel more like home or something :lovestruc


Too bad we didn't get her!! We had an older man. He was pretty good.

We were hoping to get the same servers at Sci-Fi and Kona as we had the year before, but we didn't see either of them. Bummer.

Momof2Disneyboys
11-04-2011, 01:16 PM
After our Ohana dinner we rolled ourselves out of there and decided to go check out the Poly a little. We had been there several times eating/shopping/walking around, but had never stayed there and we were all looking so forward to arriving there on Wednesday morning for our last 4 nights at WDW!!

We walked out the back door.

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And past Captain Cooks and the pool.

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And headed over to take a look at the back side of the Hawaii building, where we would be staying.

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We wondered which room would be ours.....

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Then we went back and took a closer look at the pool area.

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And then went inside to check out what Capt Cooks had to offer.

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Up Next: The Grand Floridian

JoBird
11-04-2011, 05:12 PM
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I am officially starving now. I need to eat at 'Ohana every night, minus the freak-meat-sausage ball-dumpling thingy. The noodles that freaked you out I could eat every day of my life, though. Add some wings in there and a little salad......Ummmmmm ummmmm.

I can't believe your kids loved the bread--- esp the little stinker who eats nothing. ;) Belle tasted it and started spitting immediately since she got a teeny tiny piece of coconut. :rolleyes: You would've thought I made her taste liver the way she acted.

I wish we could have done Ohana together. It would have been wonderful!
Next time!!!:goodvibes

It definitely is a wonderful thing that they serve mac n cheese and nuggets to the kids. I think I remember us talking about it when we were making ADRs.

:guilty:


Awwwww, ADRs............

sniff.
:sad1:


Okay moving on---
I can hear the Poly music now--- looking at your pics. Sigh. Wonderful.:lovestruc

Thank you ever so much for the gratutitous GF pic thrown in there just for me- made me smile.:wizard:
I know you guys were too excited to get to the Poly-- did you feel like you wished your vacation away waiting for it to happen?? I think that would be the only downside of moving from a mod to a Deluxe mid trip.

I can't wait till you get to the GF part and show me some more pictures from my "new" home.
Remember what you texted me that night???
"You are going to LOVE it here!!!!!"
:cloud9:

lala3291
11-04-2011, 10:06 PM
The Poly looks beautiful!
Well, as you can see from my ticker I changed to the GF!:scared1: We were planning on switching back to the GF from the Poly for a while, but there was no availability. Well, I looked online today and there was availability in Sugar Loaf, so I called right away and switched.:thumbsup2 DD18 has really been wanting to go back to the GF, and since she has been doing so well with the college transition, I really wanted to switch for her. But some day, we WILL stay at the Poly! I need to...you have made it sound so wonderful.:cloud9:
We will be at the Poly for 'Ohana breakfast and Kona breakfast, so we will definitely be doing a lot of walking around there to check it out!:thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
11-05-2011, 10:15 AM
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I am officially starving now. I need to eat at 'Ohana every night, minus the freak-meat-sausage ball-dumpling thingy. The noodles that freaked you out I could eat every day of my life, though. Add some wings in there and a little salad......Ummmmmm ummmmm.

I can't believe your kids loved the bread--- esp the little stinker who eats nothing. ;) Belle tasted it and started spitting immediately since she got a teeny tiny piece of coconut. :rolleyes: You would've thought I made her taste liver the way she acted.

I wish we could have done Ohana together. It would have been wonderful!
Next time!!!:goodvibes

It definitely is a wonderful thing that they serve mac n cheese and nuggets to the kids. I think I remember us talking about it when we were making ADRs.

:guilty:


Awwwww, ADRs............

sniff.
:sad1:


Okay moving on---
I can hear the Poly music now--- looking at your pics. Sigh. Wonderful.:lovestruc

Thank you ever so much for the gratutitous GF pic thrown in there just for me- made me smile.:wizard:
I know you guys were too excited to get to the Poly-- did you feel like you wished your vacation away waiting for it to happen?? I think that would be the only downside of moving from a mod to a Deluxe mid trip.

I can't wait till you get to the GF part and show me some more pictures from my "new" home.
Remember what you texted me that night???
"You are going to LOVE it here!!!!!"
:cloud9:

Yeah, Ohana is delicious! But yes - a lot of dang meat!! :scared1:

We had that bread before at Olivia's and the kids loved it then!! They couldn't even taste the coconut in it. Neither could I! :upsidedow

Yes - next time Ohana together for sure! :thumbsup2


I remember that night very well! :cloud9: It was one of our best nights of the trip. We had so much fun. I remember texting you quite a few times saying things like -- It's waiting for you!! You are gonna love it here!!

:goodvibesThe Poly looks beautiful!
Well, as you can see from my ticker I changed to the GF!:scared1: We were planning on switching back to the GF from the Poly for a while, but there was no availability. Well, I looked online today and there was availability in Sugar Loaf, so I called right away and switched.:thumbsup2 DD18 has really been wanting to go back to the GF, and since she has been doing so well with the college transition, I really wanted to switch for her. But some day, we WILL stay at the Poly! I need to...you have made it sound so wonderful.:cloud9:
We will be at the Poly for 'Ohana breakfast and Kona breakfast, so we will definitely be doing a lot of walking around there to check it out!:thumbsup2


I can't believe you changed resorts AGAIN!!! :faint: You are so funny!!

I'm sure you and the girls are going to have a wonderful trip. :cloud9: And yes, be sure to spent lots of time checking out the Poly!!

ddluvsdisney
11-05-2011, 11:17 AM
O'hana looks delish! We have had breakfast there twice but never dinner. I knew the kids wouldn't really like it- glad they gave the boys diff. choices.
my sister ate dinner at o'hana couple years ago and she's been telling me to go. I already made my ADRs for this coming trip so maybe next time.
The Poly pool doesn't look crowded-wow!

T*Bird
11-05-2011, 11:29 AM
'Ohana looks very interesting to me and I would love to try it. The only thing is that I'm not a big meat eater, so it might be a waste of money. Is there any seafood on the menu? And do you pick anything, or do they just bring whatever they have? That sounds kind of funny. :laughing: I wonder if it is similar to Texas de Brazil. I think that is a chain - we got one here a couple of years ago and I've been there once. We took my DS there for his birthday, and I've never seen such a carnivorous display in my life! :laughing: Of course, my DS loved it! There were some things I liked (flank steak, filet) and some I passed on (lamb, sausage). But I do like sampling different things, so I think I would like 'Ohana. Oh yeah, one more thing - what are pot stickers? I've heard of them before, but I have no clue what they are!

Are y'all still having cold weather? It's been very nice down here.....finally! Much cooler and sunny. My favorite weather! :goodvibes

Have a great weekend!


And I can't go without one more thing......GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Not that you care about football :laughing: but this is the biggest game ever! And I am so nervous I'm going to have the cleanest house in town from burning up this energy!:upsidedow

marDgreen88
11-05-2011, 11:36 AM
Oh man. That food looks over the top good. And seeing those pictures from yall walking around the Polynesian makes me want to stay there even more! The volcano pool looks like a ton of fun. I never realized that the Grand Floridian was THAT close to it!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-06-2011, 01:30 PM
O'hana looks delish! We have had breakfast there twice but never dinner. I knew the kids wouldn't really like it- glad they gave the boys diff. choices.
my sister ate dinner at o'hana couple years ago and she's been telling me to go. I already made my ADRs for this coming trip so maybe next time.
The Poly pool doesn't look crowded-wow!

It was really good, you should give it a try! :thumbsup2

The Poly pool wasn't crowded at all that evening. Guess everyone was at the parks!'Ohana looks very interesting to me and I would love to try it. The only thing is that I'm not a big meat eater, so it might be a waste of money. Is there any seafood on the menu? And do you pick anything, or do they just bring whatever they have? That sounds kind of funny. :laughing: I wonder if it is similar to Texas de Brazil. I think that is a chain - we got one here a couple of years ago and I've been there once. We took my DS there for his birthday, and I've never seen such a carnivorous display in my life! :laughing: Of course, my DS loved it! There were some things I liked (flank steak, filet) and some I passed on (lamb, sausage). But I do like sampling different things, so I think I would like 'Ohana. Oh yeah, one more thing - what are pot stickers? I've heard of them before, but I have no clue what they are!

Are y'all still having cold weather? It's been very nice down here.....finally! Much cooler and sunny. My favorite weather! :goodvibes

Have a great weekend!


And I can't go without one more thing......GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Not that you care about football :laughing: but this is the biggest game ever! And I am so nervous I'm going to have the cleanest house in town from burning up this energy!:upsidedow

Yes it's a lot of meat. :faint: But I think they also brought out shrimp. There's no real menu, they just bring you some of everything and then if there's anything you want more of you just ask and they'll bring out more.

I'm not really sure what pot-stickers are either!! :upsidedow All I know is that there is some kind of meat in them. They had them one night at the CL lounge too.

Our weather has been decent. In the 50's and sunny. That's about the best it's gonna get around here this time of year.

How was the football game???

Oh man. That food looks over the top good. And seeing those pictures from yall walking around the Polynesian makes me want to stay there even more! The volcano pool looks like a ton of fun. I never realized that the Grand Floridian was THAT close to it!

It's over the top, that's for sure!! :scared1::laughing: But super yummy!

The Poly is just wonderful. Has the best atmosphere of any WDW resort. So relaxing. :cloud9:

The GF is close to the Poly, but not near as close as it looks in that picture!

lauren_elizabeth
11-06-2011, 02:04 PM
Mmmm... Ohana's! :love: Isn't it great? The whole atmosphere is just fun!

The Poly is just gorgeous! I can only imagine yall's anticipation walking around there that night knowing you'd be back to stay!

T*Bird
11-06-2011, 10:48 PM
[QUOTE=Momof2Disneyboys;43166645]

Yes it's a lot of meat. :faint: But I think they also brought out shrimp. There's no real menu, they just bring you some of everything and then if there's anything you want more of you just ask and they'll bring out more.

I'm not really sure what pot-stickers are either!! :upsidedow All I know is that there is some kind of meat in them. They had them one night at the CL lounge too.

Our weather has been decent. In the 50's and sunny. That's about the best it's gonna get around here this time of year.

How was the football game???

Last night DH and I ordered take-out from Coyote Blues. A friend had told me how they order a huge fajita meal for 4 that has chicken, beef, shrimp, ribs, sausage, and quail (:eek: on the quail). Of course, I only ate the chicken and shrimp! DH loved it all, and it was a huge amount of food! We had it again today, and I fixed some for his lunch tomorrow. It came with rice, beans, chips, and red and green salsas. Really good! I thought of your 'Ohana meal when I saw all that meat! :laughing:

I'll have to Google pot-stickers and see just what they are! :laughing:

Glad to hear y'all are having some nice weather before Old Man Winter comes calling. I'd be happy for you to send him down here for a visit, but only if I can send him back after a few weeks. ;)

What? You didn't watch our game? :eek: Haha! We won, 9 to 6 in OT. :faint: Very ugly win, but a win is a win. During the game, I told my DH that I wished I was one of those people who didn't care about football, because this game was just too much for me to take! At one point, I went into the bathroom, turned on the heater, and plugged my ears so I couldn't hear the TV or my DH cheering or fussing. :laughing: I know, that is really sad.

Don't let them work you too hard this week!

mickeystoontown
11-07-2011, 11:27 AM
I've been a bad Diser and have just been reading along without posting. I don't know why I can't seem to keep up with all my Dis subscriptions. We tried Ohana for the first time this past trip and loved it. Hunter ate an entire loaf of the bread by himself. I loved the pictures of your walk around the Polynesian. It's so pretty!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-07-2011, 03:40 PM
Mmmm... Ohana's! :love: Isn't it great? The whole atmosphere is just fun!

The Poly is just gorgeous! I can only imagine yall's anticipation walking around there that night knowing you'd be back to stay!

Yes Ohana is just great!! :goodvibes So is the Poly. :cloud9: It was so exciting walking around there that evening knowing we were coming back to stay in a few days!!


Last night DH and I ordered take-out from Coyote Blues. A friend had told me how they order a huge fajita meal for 4 that has chicken, beef, shrimp, ribs, sausage, and quail (:eek: on the quail). Of course, I only ate the chicken and shrimp! DH loved it all, and it was a huge amount of food! We had it again today, and I fixed some for his lunch tomorrow. It came with rice, beans, chips, and red and green salsas. Really good! I thought of your 'Ohana meal when I saw all that meat! :laughing:

I'll have to Google pot-stickers and see just what they are! :laughing:

Glad to hear y'all are having some nice weather before Old Man Winter comes calling. I'd be happy for you to send him down here for a visit, but only if I can send him back after a few weeks. ;)

What? You didn't watch our game? :eek: Haha! We won, 9 to 6 in OT. :faint: Very ugly win, but a win is a win. During the game, I told my DH that I wished I was one of those people who didn't care about football, because this game was just too much for me to take! At one point, I went into the bathroom, turned on the heater, and plugged my ears so I couldn't hear the TV or my DH cheering or fussing. :laughing: I know, that is really sad.

Don't let them work you too hard this week!

That sounds like a lot of meat too! Your DH would just love Ohana. Show him my pics and tell him you have to go to WDW so he can eat there! :thumbsup2

It's still fairly warm here. Looks like we have a few days of temps in the 60's before it starts to rain again.

Nope, sorry I missed your game. :confused3:rotfl: Glad it was a good one!!
I've been a bad Diser and have just been reading along without posting. I don't know why I can't seem to keep up with all my Dis subscriptions. We tried Ohana for the first time this past trip and loved it. Hunter ate an entire loaf of the bread by himself. I loved the pictures of your walk around the Polynesian. It's so pretty!

Hey Lisa! :)

My kids main course of that meal was the bread! :rolleyes: Crazy kids!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Hello everyone! :wave:

I hope you all had a great weekend! We had some decent weather so we got to spend a little time outside. Time to get caught up on things around here since DS's soccer season is over.

So to top off the fact that I am working this week for a girl who is in Disney World as we speak (and I helped her plan her trip!), I came home to this:

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s95/Momof2Disneyboys/Summer-Fall2011002-6.jpg


Apparently little Jack had a bad day. :scared1: We keep him in the little pen when we are at work/school. It has (had) one of those doggy pee pad things on the floor and 2 towels over it and a few of his favorite toys. Well today he decided to make confetti of the pee pad. :faint:

What a mess!

Maybe he is trying to tell me that he doesn't need the pee pad!! :confused3:laughing: He never messes in the house anymore, I just keep it under the towels just in-case.

Guess not anymore. :lmao:

I would have expected this a few weeks ago when DH went back to work after being off for 6 weeks because of his hernia surgery, but now??? I don't know what got into him!!

sjs314
11-07-2011, 04:02 PM
Hello everyone! :wave:

I hope you all had a great weekend! We had some decent weather so we got to spend a little time outside. Time to get caught up on things around here since DS's soccer season is over.

So to top off the fact that I am working this week for a girl who is in Disney World as we speak (and I helped her plan her trip!), I came home to this:

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s95/Momof2Disneyboys/Summer-Fall2011002-6.jpg


Apparently little Jack had a bad day. :scared1: We keep him in the little pen when we are at work/school. It has (had) one of those doggy pee pad things on the floor and 2 towels over it and a few of his favorite toys. Well today he decided to make confetti of the pee pad. :faint:

What a mess!

Maybe he is trying to tell me that he doesn't need the pee pad!! :confused3:laughing: He never messes in the house anymore, I just keep it under the towels just in-case.

Guess not anymore. :lmao:

I would have expected this a few weeks ago when DH went back to work after being off for 6 weeks because of his hernia surgery, but now??? I don't know what got into him!!

Jacks mess made me laugh :rotfl2: but on the more serious side could he be teething? I remember Bella losing baby teeth but I do not recall when.
I could not use the wee wee pads, I tried but Bella from the very start tore them up

Momof2Disneyboys
11-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Jacks mess made me laugh :rotfl2: but on the more serious side could he be teething? I remember Bella losing baby teeth but I do not recall when.
I could not use the wee wee pads, I tried but Bella from the very start tore them up


Well he likes to chew everything, but I think he pretty much has all of his adult teeth, if not all of them. I don't know if he just got bored or what. :confused3 He's been here all day by himself several times now.

He never peed on the pads either. When we first got him he would walk right by them and then pee on the floor. :upsidedow

marDgreen88
11-07-2011, 05:04 PM
It's over the top, that's for sure!! :scared1::laughing: But super yummy!

The Poly is just wonderful. Has the best atmosphere of any WDW resort. So relaxing. :cloud9:

The GF is close to the Poly, but not near as close as it looks in that picture!

Oh! That makes more sense to me now. I've never stayed at either (as if that wasn't obvious!) but I went walking around the Grand Floridian on my last trip. I guess I wasn't as well educated in Disney back then, (it WAS almost a year ago, after all. :laughing: ) so maybe I didn't even know what the Poly looked like, but I definitely do not remember seeing anything that wasn't the GF itself so nearby!

P.S. Sorry about your dog's mess! I have to say though, I saw the pics of him from Halloween, and he is just too cute. I always say if I ever get a dog, it will be a collie. And how cute that he has a little collie friend in his pen with him. :)

JoBird
11-07-2011, 05:05 PM
:eek:


:faint:


You tell Jack-Jack that Auntie Jo is ashamed of him.

But Beau Gator is giving him a Paw 5 all the way from over here saying "good job!!!" :thumbsup2


:rolleyes1

Momof2Disneyboys
11-07-2011, 05:25 PM
Oh! That makes more sense to me now. I've never stayed at either (as if that wasn't obvious!) but I went walking around the Grand Floridian on my last trip. I guess I wasn't as well educated in Disney back then, (it WAS almost a year ago, after all. :laughing: ) so maybe I didn't even know what the Poly looked like, but I definitely do not remember seeing anything that wasn't the GF itself so nearby!

P.S. Sorry about your dog's mess! I have to say though, I saw the pics of him from Halloween, and he is just too cute. I always say if I ever get a dog, it will be a collie. And how cute that he has a little collie friend in his pen with him. :)

It does look very close in that picture, but it's not really! :upsidedow Still within walking distance though!

Oh yes, he's a cutie and it's a good thing -- otherwise we might have wrung his little neck by now! :scared1::laughing::eek:


:faint:


You tell Jack-Jack that Auntie Jo is ashamed of him.

But Beau Gator is giving him a Paw 5 all the way from over here saying "good job!!!" :thumbsup2


:rolleyes1

Paw 5 :lmao::rotfl2:

I don't think he is feeling too proud of himself after I chewed him out! :rotfl:

It was sort of funny. When we get home from school DS12 always runs in to get Jack and take him out to do his business while DS10 and I unload the backpacks and other school junk from the car. I wondered why DS12 hadn't taken Jack out by the time we came in the house. He looked at me and said -- I just had to see your face when you saw this!! :lmao:

cyndiloveswalt
11-07-2011, 08:44 PM
Well wasn't that a fun little mess you came home to. Our little guy goes in an empty crat so we don't have to worry about that, although he hasn't been left a whole day yet. I own my own store so if I know we're going to be all day I just bring him with me, and my customers love him.

fromscratchmom
11-07-2011, 09:01 PM
I love pot stickers. I haven't had them since I went gluten free. :headache: Oh well. I always thought it was funny when they would ask (in certain restaurants) if I wanted them fried or steamed.... um fried of course! Why would I go out and pay for a nice appetizer and pass on all that yummy caramelization that I'm never gonna do for myself at home? :rotfl:

but for those who were asking:
Jiǎozi 餃子 or 饺子 (Chinese transliteration), gyōza (Japanese transliteration), Mo:Mo: or Momocha म:म: or ममचा (Nepali transliteration), or pot sticker is a Chinese dumpling widely spread to Japan, Eastern and Western Asia.

Jiaozi typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. Jiaozi should not be confused with wonton: jiaozi have a thicker, chewier skin and a flatter, more oblate, double-saucer like shape (similar in shape to ravioli), and are usually eaten with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce (and/or hot chili sauce); while wontons have thinner skin, are sphere-shaped, and are usually served in broth. The dough for the jiaozi and wonton wrapper also consist of different ingredients.

And this from alton brown :happytv:

Perfect Potstickers
Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep
50 min
Cook
20 min

Yield:
35 to 40 potstickers

Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

* 1/2 pound ground pork
* 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 2 teaspoons ketchup
* 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
* 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
* Water, for sealing wontons
* 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
* 1 1/3 cups chicken stock, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Combine the first 11 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl (pork through cayenne). Set aside.

To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper. Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.

Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching. Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup chicken stock to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately.:cloud9:

lmillercrew
11-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Don't you wish that there was a mechanism, like the one in UP, that could tell you what your dog is thinking? :laughing: Like was he looking at you when you got home thinking, "look what I made for you mom!" or was he tearing up the pee pad cursing your name because you left it in his pen? I always wonder if my big dogs look at my pug and say "Hey Lilo. If I get this bag of bread off the counter, then you can help me eat it!" Of course Lilo couldn't refuse and offer like that! :rotfl:

T*Bird
11-07-2011, 11:32 PM
Oh Shelly, that is too funny! :laughing: Maybe Jack is a week late for trick-or-treat! And you got tricked after he found out that you posted pics of him in his cowboy costume on the Disboards! ;)

T*Bird
11-07-2011, 11:35 PM
I love pot stickers. I haven't had them since I went gluten free. :headache: Oh well. I always thought it was funny when they would ask (in certain restaurants) if I wanted them fried or steamed.... um fried of course! Why would I go out and pay for a nice appetizer and pass on all that yummy caramelization that I'm never gonna do for myself at home? :rotfl:

but for those who were asking:
Jiǎozi 餃子 or 饺子 (Chinese transliteration), gyōza (Japanese transliteration), Mo:Mo: or Momocha म:म: or ममचा (Nepali transliteration), or pot sticker is a Chinese dumpling widely spread to Japan, Eastern and Western Asia.

Jiaozi typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. Jiaozi should not be confused with wonton: jiaozi have a thicker, chewier skin and a flatter, more oblate, double-saucer like shape (similar in shape to ravioli), and are usually eaten with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce (and/or hot chili sauce); while wontons have thinner skin, are sphere-shaped, and are usually served in broth. The dough for the jiaozi and wonton wrapper also consist of different ingredients.

And this from alton brown :happytv:

Perfect Potstickers
Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep
50 min
Cook
20 min

Yield:
35 to 40 potstickers

Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

* 1/2 pound ground pork
* 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 2 teaspoons ketchup
* 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
* 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
* Water, for sealing wontons
* 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
* 1 1/3 cups chicken stock, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Combine the first 11 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl (pork through cayenne). Set aside.

To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper. Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.

Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching. Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup chicken stock to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately.:cloud9:


Thanks for the great lesson! :thumbsup2 I think I might like potstickers!

Is you screen name a hint to your cooking skills?

Maybe I should change my screen name to fromaboxmom! ;)

Momof2Disneyboys
11-08-2011, 07:38 AM
Well wasn't that a fun little mess you came home to. Our little guy goes in an empty crat so we don't have to worry about that, although he hasn't been left a whole day yet. I own my own store so if I know we're going to be all day I just bring him with me, and my customers love him.

Yes it was quite the mess. :upsidedow I don't like to leave him in the crate all day, so I try to give him a little freedom with the doggy playpen and look what I get in return!! :headache::laughing:

You're so lucky you can take your puppy with you!I love pot stickers. I haven't had them since I went gluten free. :headache: Oh well. I always thought it was funny when they would ask (in certain restaurants) if I wanted them fried or steamed.... um fried of course! Why would I go out and pay for a nice appetizer and pass on all that yummy caramelization that I'm never gonna do for myself at home? :rotfl:

but for those who were asking:
Jiǎozi 餃子 or 饺子 (Chinese transliteration), gyōza (Japanese transliteration), Mo:Mo: or Momocha म:म: or ममचा (Nepali transliteration), or pot sticker is a Chinese dumpling widely spread to Japan, Eastern and Western Asia.

Jiaozi typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. Jiaozi should not be confused with wonton: jiaozi have a thicker, chewier skin and a flatter, more oblate, double-saucer like shape (similar in shape to ravioli), and are usually eaten with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce (and/or hot chili sauce); while wontons have thinner skin, are sphere-shaped, and are usually served in broth. The dough for the jiaozi and wonton wrapper also consist of different ingredients.

And this from alton brown :happytv:

Perfect Potstickers
Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep
50 min
Cook
20 min

Yield:
35 to 40 potstickers

Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

* 1/2 pound ground pork
* 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 2 teaspoons ketchup
* 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
* 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
* Water, for sealing wontons
* 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
* 1 1/3 cups chicken stock, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Combine the first 11 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl (pork through cayenne). Set aside.

To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper. Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.

Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching. Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup chicken stock to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately.:cloud9:

Wow I never knew there were so many ingredients in potstickers! Thanks for all the info!:)
Don't you wish that there was a mechanism, like the one in UP, that could tell you what your dog is thinking? :laughing: Like was he looking at you when you got home thinking, "look what I made for you mom!" or was he tearing up the pee pad cursing your name because you left it in his pen? I always wonder if my big dogs look at my pug and say "Hey Lilo. If I get this bag of bread off the counter, then you can help me eat it!" Of course Lilo couldn't refuse and offer like that! :rotfl:

Yeah, I certainly don't get him!! :faint: Sometimes he is so smart that I wonder how a puppy could be that smart and then other times not so much. :scared1: And after that mess yesterday he went into the bathroom last night and shredded a roll of toilet paper. :sad2:
Oh Shelly, that is too funny! :laughing: Maybe Jack is a week late for trick-or-treat! And you got tricked after he found out that you posted pics of him in his cowboy costume on the Disboards! ;)

:rotfl2:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-08-2011, 07:44 AM
Well I've got to get going to work in a little bit, but I thought I'd get an update posted before I leave! Only doing a part time shift today -- 8:30-2:30, so I'll check back in later. Have a great day everyone! :goodvibes


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After we were done at the Poly we got back on the monorail. Next stop: The Grand Floridian!

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We walked outside and to the pool area. We wanted to check out that huge construction wall that was between the Poly & GF that everyone was flipping out about the week before we left. I was taking pics and sending then to Jodi (JoBird) since she was arriving at the GF on Thursday night. We decided that the wall sure wasn't pretty, but it wasn't near as bad as everyone was making it out to be. And the path between the Poly and the GF was still open!

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DH and I had a seat at one of the tables next to the sand, while the kids ran off and played. It was such a nice evening. It had started to cool off nicely and the resort was very quiet. We stayed much longer than anticipated. :cloud9:

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Momof2Disneyboys
11-08-2011, 07:45 AM
Continued.....


Pretty soon the kids had caught themselves a poor unsuspecting lizard. :scared1: After 7 trips of trying they had finally caught one!! They played with him for a little bit and then released him where they found him.

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After our very nice and relaxing evening at the GF we took the monorail to MK and then the bus back to CBR. When we got back to CBR the kids thought they should be able to finish their swim earlier that the thunderstorm ruined. So off to the Jamaica pool we went! :yay:

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The kids had a blast and DH & I watched IllumiNations!

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After that we went back to the room and called it a night!



Up Next: Back to Hollywood Studios!

lala3291
11-08-2011, 08:16 AM
That looks like such an awesome night!:goodvibes I love your GF pictures....they are making me so excited!
I love relaxing evenings at WDW...well, actually I love all evenings at WDW!:lovestruc

JoBird
11-08-2011, 10:59 AM
:cloud9::love::cloud9::love::cloud9:


Thank you sooooooo much for brightening my day with this post!!!! I knew I could count on you to make the rain outside cease to exist for a few minutes.:banana:

Your night was so wonderful. Thank you so much for sending those pictures to me that night. It made me so happy! It is just so relaxing at the GF. :cloud9:
Did you walk to the courtyard pool? how about down to the boat launch??? I hope you didn't miss those parts of it.

How many lizards did the boys end up seeing this trip? My kids counted after you guys left and I don't know how many they found but there were hundreds of them on that pathway from the GF to the Poly one day. Drew said WOW-- wish "the guys" were here with us to see all of these!:rotfl:


So---- since you enjoyed visiting the GF so much-- do you have plans to ever stay there???popcorn::popcorn:: If we can tear you away from the Poly, that is!:upsidedow


Great Update, Shelly!!!




Teri---- If that's the criteria for names, then mine should be changed to "Make it yourself mama".:rotfl2:
PS---- great game btw... but very very scary! I wondered how you were doing down there watching it.;)


LaLa------ I'm so jealous!!! I hope you have a wonderful trip to SL. Did you request a certain view??? :3dglasses It's going to be great and I expect pictures to feed my addiction.:goodvibes

marDgreen88
11-08-2011, 11:05 AM
What a relaxing evening! That just sounds so perfect. :cloud9: Ahhh...

The Grand Floridian is just gorgeous. And wow, I must not be very observant because the Poly is definitely in plain sight... haha... whoops.

How awesome that you could see IllumiNations from your resort! It's funny to think how close together some of these places are! I'm glad your boys got to catch up on their swim time. :)

Lovemy3babes
11-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Great update Shelly! I also had to go back and read about 'Ohana since I missed that one. (I've been getting sick often and found out it's my gallbladder. I will have to have it removed. Boo.) But seeing your food pictures really made me hungry. Yum, yum!!! Grand Floridian is so pretty! That sand is gorgeous. It's a little out of my price range though, bummer. ;) A swim is a great way to end your evening.

Mndisneygirl
11-08-2011, 12:41 PM
I love pot stickers. I haven't had them since I went gluten free. :headache: Oh well. I always thought it was funny when they would ask (in certain restaurants) if I wanted them fried or steamed.... um fried of course! Why would I go out and pay for a nice appetizer and pass on all that yummy caramelization that I'm never gonna do for myself at home? :rotfl:

but for those who were asking:
Jiǎozi 餃子 or 饺子 (Chinese transliteration), gyōza (Japanese transliteration), Mo:Mo: or Momocha म:म: or ममचा (Nepali transliteration), or pot sticker is a Chinese dumpling widely spread to Japan, Eastern and Western Asia.

Jiaozi typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. Jiaozi should not be confused with wonton: jiaozi have a thicker, chewier skin and a flatter, more oblate, double-saucer like shape (similar in shape to ravioli), and are usually eaten with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce (and/or hot chili sauce); while wontons have thinner skin, are sphere-shaped, and are usually served in broth. The dough for the jiaozi and wonton wrapper also consist of different ingredients.

And this from alton brown :happytv:

Perfect Potstickers
Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep
50 min
Cook
20 min

Yield:
35 to 40 potstickers

Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

* 1/2 pound ground pork
* 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 2 teaspoons ketchup
* 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
* 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
* Water, for sealing wontons
* 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
* 1 1/3 cups chicken stock, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Combine the first 11 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl (pork through cayenne). Set aside.

To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper. Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.

Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching. Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup chicken stock to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately.:cloud9:

WOW - I'm really hungry for potstickers now!! I am more of a "takeoutmom" when it comes to Asian food, but someday I may try this recipe!

On the naughty dog stories - my dog uses the potty pads in the garage. It started when we got him and it was so cold he wouldn't go outside. He still does use them, and always seems to have to go out at night. One time I was sick of getting up, and put one near the door to the garage. He proceeded to shred it and leave a present nearby. :mad: Now I just get up.
Funny thing is, he can stay home, loose in the house all day (at least 6 hours) and not have any problems. But he can't stay in at night for 6 or 8 hours. I think he drinks and eats more when we're home cuz he knows we will be there to let him out. Now it's just habit.

Forgot to mention - what a lovely relaxing evening!!! I'd love to wander through the Poly and GF and just relax, hang out...Maybe next trip.

T*Bird
11-08-2011, 01:04 PM
Great update, Shelly! The GF looks beautiful. That lobby is awesome! And the grounds were so pretty and tranquil looking. It looks like y'all almost had the place to yourself! Not to mention how clean it looks. :laughing: The beach area was so perfectly white. It was just very, very pretty.

The boys sure look like they were enjoying it. But lizards! :scared1: I am deathly afraid of lizards, which I know is ridiculous, but I can't help it. Do y'all have them up in PA? We have lots down here, and I have found one in my house a time or two. One time I put a plastic bowl over it with something heavy on top until my DH got home, and the other time I called his brother to come get it!

What a great evening back at CBR. How nice to enjoy Illuminations from the beach while the boys swim. :goodvibes

Another typical fun and relaxed day at Disney! ;)

T*Bird
11-08-2011, 01:13 PM
Teri---- If that's the criteria for names, then mine should be changed to "Make it yourself mama".:rotfl2:
PS---- great game btw... but very very scary! I wondered how you were doing down there watching it.;)





"Make it yourself mama" :rotfl: You crazy girl!

Thanks! Yes, that game was super scary. :scared1: So thrilled we won, but with a few misgivings. Poor Jarret Lee, who had come so far and got us to #1 after his bad seasons, only to throw 2 INT's. :sad2: And Miles needs to rein in the Honey Badger before he costs us a game. Not to mention him making us look like the U. :headache:

ddluvsdisney
11-08-2011, 01:51 PM
My DH and I stayed at the GF for our anniversary 3 yrs. ago those pics brought back nice memories.
My DS is always trying to catch those poor lizards too LOL! He hasn't yet.
I never knew how close CBR was to Epcot.

ronnmel
11-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Where was this picture taken? I don't think I've ever seen this area before?


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sjs314
11-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Loved the latest update, beautiful pics of GF. You guys always look so relaxed :goodvibes

Those lizards sure are an attraction in themselves I remember my DS trying to catch them too.

Jack sure is doing everything he can for attention, I wonder what will be next after the toliet tissue :rotfl:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-08-2011, 05:59 PM
Hello!

Crazy afternoon and I am just now getting caught up on here! :faint: But at least I didn't come home to any surprises. Little Jack Jack behaved himself today!! ::yes::


That looks like such an awesome night!:goodvibes I love your GF pictures....they are making me so excited!
I love relaxing evenings at WDW...well, actually I love all evenings at WDW!:lovestruc

It was an awesome night! :cloud9:

I can't believe you will be there in a few days!! :cool1:

:cloud9::love::cloud9::love::cloud9:


Thank you sooooooo much for brightening my day with this post!!!! I knew I could count on you to make the rain outside cease to exist for a few minutes.:banana:

Your night was so wonderful. Thank you so much for sending those pictures to me that night. It made me so happy! It is just so relaxing at the GF. :cloud9:
Did you walk to the courtyard pool? how about down to the boat launch??? I hope you didn't miss those parts of it.

How many lizards did the boys end up seeing this trip? My kids counted after you guys left and I don't know how many they found but there were hundreds of them on that pathway from the GF to the Poly one day. Drew said WOW-- wish "the guys" were here with us to see all of these!:rotfl:


So---- since you enjoyed visiting the GF so much-- do you have plans to ever stay there???popcorn::popcorn:: If we can tear you away from the Poly, that is!:upsidedow


Great Update, Shelly!!!




I had a feeling you might like this update....:rolleyes1

No, we didn't see the courtyard pool or the boat launch. Maybe next time! Once we planted our behinds on the beach we didn't get much further. :rotfl:

The kids said 105 lizards. :faint: IDK, I lost count!! We definitely saw way more at CBR than we did at the Poly. I don't think we saw too many on the GF/Poly path, but it was the middle of a very hot day when we walked that path, maybe the lizards were hiding!!


I never really considered staying at the GF, but after our evening there we would definitely think about it now. ::yes::
What a relaxing evening! That just sounds so perfect. :cloud9: Ahhh...

The Grand Floridian is just gorgeous. And wow, I must not be very observant because the Poly is definitely in plain sight... haha... whoops.

How awesome that you could see IllumiNations from your resort! It's funny to think how close together some of these places are! I'm glad your boys got to catch up on their swim time. :)


It was a perfect night! :lovestruc

Yep, the Poly & GF have great views of each other from the beaches. :cloud9:

We love watching IllumiNations from CBR!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-08-2011, 06:08 PM
Great update Shelly! I also had to go back and read about 'Ohana since I missed that one. (I've been getting sick often and found out it's my gallbladder. I will have to have it removed. Boo.) But seeing your food pictures really made me hungry. Yum, yum!!! Grand Floridian is so pretty! That sand is gorgeous. It's a little out of my price range though, bummer. ;) A swim is a great way to end your evening.

Thanks! :)

I'm sorry you are going to have to have surgery. Will it be soon? I hope you get all healed up fast. :thumbsup2

Ohana is great! So is the GF! But yes, quite expensive. :eek:WOW - I'm really hungry for potstickers now!! I am more of a "takeoutmom" when it comes to Asian food, but someday I may try this recipe!

On the naughty dog stories - my dog uses the potty pads in the garage. It started when we got him and it was so cold he wouldn't go outside. He still does use them, and always seems to have to go out at night. One time I was sick of getting up, and put one near the door to the garage. He proceeded to shred it and leave a present nearby. :mad: Now I just get up.
Funny thing is, he can stay home, loose in the house all day (at least 6 hours) and not have any problems. But he can't stay in at night for 6 or 8 hours. I think he drinks and eats more when we're home cuz he knows we will be there to let him out. Now it's just habit.

Forgot to mention - what a lovely relaxing evening!!! I'd love to wander through the Poly and GF and just relax, hang out...Maybe next trip.

:rotfl2: He shredded it and left a 'present' nearby!! :lmao::rotfl: Oh my! :faint:

You should definitely take the time to wander the monorail resorts, it makes for a great evening! :thumbsup2
Great update, Shelly! The GF looks beautiful. That lobby is awesome! And the grounds were so pretty and tranquil looking. It looks like y'all almost had the place to yourself! Not to mention how clean it looks. :laughing: The beach area was so perfectly white. It was just very, very pretty.

The boys sure look like they were enjoying it. But lizards! :scared1: I am deathly afraid of lizards, which I know is ridiculous, but I can't help it. Do y'all have them up in PA? We have lots down here, and I have found one in my house a time or two. One time I put a plastic bowl over it with something heavy on top until my DH got home, and the other time I called his brother to come get it!

What a great evening back at CBR. How nice to enjoy Illuminations from the beach while the boys swim. :goodvibes

Another typical fun and relaxed day at Disney! ;)

Thanks Teri! :goodvibes The GF is very beautiful. I couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful it was that evening. It was a great night to visit the resort, that's for sure! :thumbsup2

We don't have many lizards up here. Certainly not like down there. There were so many at CBR that you had to watch where you were walking. :scared1:

We always like to make Mondays our relaxing day. I find the parks to be busiest on that day so we typically don't go to one that day!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-08-2011, 06:14 PM
My DH and I stayed at the GF for our anniversary 3 yrs. ago those pics brought back nice memories.
My DS is always trying to catch those poor lizards too LOL! He hasn't yet.
I never knew how close CBR was to Epcot.

The GF would be perfect for an anniversary vacation. :lovestruc

CBR is VERY close to Epcot and DHS!
Where was this picture taken? I don't think I've ever seen this area before?

That is off the second floor lobby balcony at the GF! Great views! :goodvibes
Loved the latest update, beautiful pics of GF. You guys always look so relaxed :goodvibes

Those lizards sure are an attraction in themselves I remember my DS trying to catch them too.

Jack sure is doing everything he can for attention, I wonder what will be next after the toliet tissue :rotfl:

Thanks Sheila! :goodvibes

Oh my, I couldn't believe they actually caught a lizard. :faint: They have been trying to forever!! I always told them they would never do it, but they did! :upsidedow


That's not the first roll of toilet paper Jack has destroyed. :rolleyes:

seacrestpromo
11-09-2011, 06:09 PM
Leaping lizards Shelly - great update again!! Beautiful pictures of the GF - need to stay there next time. So close to the Poly and everything else. Sea :cool1:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-10-2011, 10:48 AM
Day 5 – Tuesday August 30


I think someone asked a few pages ago if the first part of the trip was overshadowed by our excitement to get to the Poly and I forgot to answer.....I'd have to say no, for the most part. I had it in my mind that I was not going to let that happen before we even left for vacation! But, by the time we got to Tuesday all I could think about was Wednesday and checking in at the Poly! So this day might have been a little overshadowed, but we tried to make the best of it anyway! :goodvibes


We were up bright and early this day! I was determined to get lots done at DHS before the heat got too bad. I'm not sure exactly what time we arrived, but we were right up front for rope drop!

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The opening show is a little generic now. They don't pick a family to open the park anymore.

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As soon as the rope dropped we were off right in the middle of the TSM stampede!!

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We walked right through an empty queue and got right on the ride!

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DH beat me, but I had better accuracy!

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Next we decided to go to the Backlot Tour since we were on that side of the park.

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It was a generic version too, with no one getting pulled from the audience for the show. They just walked through how the special effects are done in the movies. I don't know if this is because the crowd was so low or if this is just what they do now. We really didn't mind, as we have seen it several times before. (DH even participated in it once!)

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Pretty soon we loaded our tram and were off on our tour!

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Momof2Disneyboys
11-10-2011, 10:51 AM
Continued....


When we were coming to the end of our tour I spotted the umbrella from Singing in the Rain out on the Streets of America! We had never come across this in all of our trips. So we went to get some pics there next!

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As I was 'singing in the rain' I was hoping that was the only rain I would see that day!!

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We continued our Streets of America tour ~

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It was warming up fast and the kids cooled off here!

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Up Next: Muppet Vision and Starring Rolls lunch

sjs314
11-10-2011, 11:03 AM
I can't believe how light the crowds were in DHS, I think my last Spring Break visit scared me for life. Can not wait to read about your Starring Rolls lunch. My plan is to stop there for a quick bite if we are hungry if not maybe just coffee at the Writers Stop since we are having a rather early dinner 3:55 at HBD-F! Pkg.

I think I would have been very anixous to go check into the Poly also.

mickeystoontown
11-10-2011, 11:07 AM
I can't believe that you had no wait to ride Toy Story Mania. The last time we were there, the wait time was 90 minutes that morning and then 120 that afternoon. Yikes!

Loving all the pictures of the virtually non-existent crowds on the streets of Hollywood Studios. :thumbsup2

Lovemy3babes
11-10-2011, 11:09 AM
I haven't ever done the Backlot Tour without seeing volunteers. I wonder if that's a permanent change? It's kinda funny to watch them get wet. :laughing:

I love the Singing in the Rain umbrella. Cute pictures!

JoBird
11-10-2011, 11:16 AM
That was me that asked about your trip changing midway and wondering if it was overshadowed by the knowledge you were going to the Poly.:goodvibes (Of course I knew that you were expectantly waiting for the Poly portion to happen b/c that meant I was arriving shortly thereafter!!:laughing::laughing:)


Anyway-- great update!
I have a confession to make---- ready??????
I'm gonna whisper it...

I sorta kinda fell in love with DHS this trip- it was actually one of the best days we had the whole time!


:scared1:

:faint:

I know you are shocked.:laughing:

It has to be b/c MGM (Mighty Grumpy Man-- hey he said it, not me) wasn't with me and I could enjoy it-- you know he hates that park! :rotfl2: So your update made me smile a whole big bunch.:yay:

Loved the pic of you with the Umbrella! The backlot tour thing-- huh. That's just weird. Maybe it's b/c it was so early that you went on it, that they weren't running it all the way? Maybe they do the whole "pull people from the audience thing" as crowd control-- that way it takes longer to do it? IDK, weird.

The park didn't look very crowded---- so that's super!! I keep looking at all of my pics from Sept thinking "it just looks so empty..." Maybe that's my sign to go at that time again?????

:wizard::wizard::wizard:


Wonderful update!!!!!! Looking forward to Starring Rolls. Will we see Cupcakes the size of Texas???

Speaking of which----
Shawna!!! Have a wonderful, rain free Polynesian vacation!!!!!:cloud9:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-10-2011, 12:02 PM
Leaping lizards Shelly - great update again!! Beautiful pictures of the GF - need to stay there next time. So close to the Poly and everything else. Sea :cool1:

Leaping lizards :lmao:

You would love the GF Sea!! :thumbsup2
I can't believe how light the crowds were in DHS, I think my last Spring Break visit scared me for life. Can not wait to read about your Starring Rolls lunch. My plan is to stop there for a quick bite if we are hungry if not maybe just coffee at the Writers Stop since we are having a rather early dinner 3:55 at HBD-F! Pkg.

I think I would have been very anixous to go check into the Poly also.

I know, DHS was nearly empty that morning!! :cool1:

Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend stopping at Starring Rolls. :sad2: But more about that later.....
I can't believe that you had no wait to ride Toy Story Mania. The last time we were there, the wait time was 90 minutes that morning and then 120 that afternoon. Yikes!

Loving all the pictures of the virtually non-existent crowds on the streets of Hollywood Studios. :thumbsup2

I know!! :yay: Last November when we got there at rope drop there were so many people there that we (well DH & DS10, DS12 & I left and went on RNRC :laughing:) had to wait an hour to ride it. :sad2:

It was a great day to go to DHS for sure! :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
11-10-2011, 12:09 PM
I haven't ever done the Backlot Tour without seeing volunteers. I wonder if that's a permanent change? It's kinda funny to watch them get wet. :laughing:

I love the Singing in the Rain umbrella. Cute pictures!

I hadn't either. It was weird. :confused3 IDK if it's a permanent thing or not. I know scaling back on the opening show is permanent. At least that's what I read.

I couldn't believe when I spotted that dang umbrella - right there in plains sight. Can't believe we never saw it before. :upsidedowThat was me that asked about your trip changing midway and wondering if it was overshadowed by the knowledge you were going to the Poly.:goodvibes (Of course I knew that you were expectantly waiting for the Poly portion to happen b/c that meant I was arriving shortly thereafter!!:laughing::laughing:)


Anyway-- great update!
I have a confession to make---- ready??????
I'm gonna whisper it...

I sorta kinda fell in love with DHS this trip- it was actually one of the best days we had the whole time!


:scared1:

:faint:

I know you are shocked.:laughing:

It has to be b/c MGM (Mighty Grumpy Man-- hey he said it, not me) wasn't with me and I could enjoy it-- you know he hates that park! :rotfl2: So your update made me smile a whole big bunch.:yay:

Loved the pic of you with the Umbrella! The backlot tour thing-- huh. That's just weird. Maybe it's b/c it was so early that you went on it, that they weren't running it all the way? Maybe they do the whole "pull people from the audience thing" as crowd control-- that way it takes longer to do it? IDK, weird.

The park didn't look very crowded---- so that's super!! I keep looking at all of my pics from Sept thinking "it just looks so empty..." Maybe that's my sign to go at that time again?????

:wizard::wizard::wizard:


Wonderful update!!!!!! Looking forward to Starring Rolls. Will we see Cupcakes the size of Texas???

Speaking of which----
Shawna!!! Have a wonderful, rain free Polynesian vacation!!!!!:cloud9:


I thought it was you or Teri. Sometimes I can't tell you two apart with all the football talk. :faint: :lmao:

Yeah, the Poly was definitely on my mind all week, but I think I did a pretty good job of not letting it overshadow the first part of the trip!

The park was empty that day! It was so awesome!!

Well well well.....You've finally come to see the light about DHS.....:rolleyes1:laughing: That is so dang funny because on this trip I started to think that DHS might not be my fav park anymore....:scared1:

Still LOVE it though of course! :lovestruc


Don't look too forward to Starring Rolls. :confused:



Yes Shawna -- Have a safe, wonderful and magical vacation!!! :wizard:

sjs314
11-10-2011, 12:38 PM
Leaping lizards :lmao:

You would love the GF Sea!! :thumbsup2


I know, DHS was nearly empty that morning!! :cool1:

Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend stopping at Starring Rolls. :sad2: But more about that later.....


I know!! :yay: Last November when we got there at rope drop there were so many people there that we (well DH & DS10, DS12 & I left and went on RNRC :laughing:) had to wait an hour to ride it. :sad2:

It was a great day to go to DHS for sure! :thumbsup2

Ut oh :scared1:

Way to build suspence Shelly :laughing:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-10-2011, 12:52 PM
Ut oh :scared1:

Way to build suspence Shelly :laughing:


:lmao:

ddluvsdisney
11-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Isn't it the best feeling to just walk onto a ride?!!
I have never seen that "singing in the rain" umbrella! I learn something new about WDW all the time. It's just so amazing how many new things you see on every trip.

I am so excited today b/c I've been a laid off teacher for over a year now b/c of budget cuts and I just finally accepted a position in the city next to where I live! Just had to share :)

RinkyTinkyTinky
11-10-2011, 02:51 PM
Well I wasn't as far behind as I thought I would be so I decided to get caught up over here before it got away from me.

You totally had me cracking up over locking your DH out of the hotel room! :rotfl: That is absolutely something I would do!

Loved your pictures of CBR, and those huge birds!! :eek: We didn't see anything like that. I'm kind of glad! :laughing:

Your pictures from the Grand Floridian were beautiful! It looked like such a great evening! Love the pic of you and DH sitting under the umbrella. That is the portrait of vacation right there! That's such a pretty resort too. We spent some time there on this trip as well. It's such a relaxing and gorgeous place.

OHANA!!!! One of my very favorite words! I'm so glad you liked it! Even after a 3rd trip and many new restaurants, it's still our favorite. I KNEW your DH would love it. It is a very manly feast! :laughing: I can't believe you thought the noodles and broccoli were funky. :confused3 I love those noodles, especially with a little bit of the peanut sauce on them. Now the potstickers I could see you being iffy about though. I like them, but I can see how they wouldn't be for everyone. Do you think you will want to eat there again?

I couldn't help but laugh through your AK update. I'll never understand how Dinosaur could be anyone's favorite ride! :laughing: Funny how people can be so different. I wouldn't even walk by the sign this time. :rotfl2:

You got some great pics on the SoA. I've never seen that area without the Osbourne Lights already being up. It looks a lot better without them. We also couldn't go in the areas that you did b/c they were roped off b/c of the lights.

Can't wait to hear what you thought of Starring Rolls. We ate there too this time.

lala3291
11-10-2011, 03:05 PM
I loved reading about your DHS morning! We have never really explored the Streets of America, but I plan to when we are there tomorrow!!! I am so excited I can't stand it. Our flight takes off tomorrow at 6AM, so we are leaving the house at 3:45!:scared1: it should be interesting getting the girls up tomorrow, but at least there is a good reason for getting up early!

I will hopefully be able to check in while we are away, but if not, have a good week! We will be back on the 17th!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-10-2011, 03:28 PM
Isn't it the best feeling to just walk onto a ride?!!
I have never seen that "singing in the rain" umbrella! I learn something new about WDW all the time. It's just so amazing how many new things you see on every trip.

I am so excited today b/c I've been a laid off teacher for over a year now b/c of budget cuts and I just finally accepted a position in the city next to where I live! Just had to share :)

It is a great feeling!! :thumbsup2 It always makes you feel so special! :goodvibes

We love finding new things on each trip too! :yay:

Congrats on the job, that is awesome news!:cool1:
Well I wasn't as far behind as I thought I would be so I decided to get caught up over here before it got away from me.

You totally had me cracking up over locking your DH out of the hotel room! :rotfl: That is absolutely something I would do!

Loved your pictures of CBR, and those huge birds!! :eek: We didn't see anything like that. I'm kind of glad! :laughing:

Your pictures from the Grand Floridian were beautiful! It looked like such a great evening! Love the pic of you and DH sitting under the umbrella. That is the portrait of vacation right there! That's such a pretty resort too. We spent some time there on this trip as well. It's such a relaxing and gorgeous place.

OHANA!!!! One of my very favorite words! I'm so glad you liked it! Even after a 3rd trip and many new restaurants, it's still our favorite. I KNEW your DH would love it. It is a very manly feast! :laughing: I can't believe you thought the noodles and broccoli were funky. :confused3 I love those noodles, especially with a little bit of the peanut sauce on them. Now the potstickers I could see you being iffy about though. I like them, but I can see how they wouldn't be for everyone. Do you think you will want to eat there again?

I couldn't help but laugh through your AK update. I'll never understand how Dinosaur could be anyone's favorite ride! :laughing: Funny how people can be so different. I wouldn't even walk by the sign this time. :rotfl2:

You got some great pics on the SoA. I've never seen that area without the Osbourne Lights already being up. It looks a lot better without them. We also couldn't go in the areas that you did b/c they were roped off b/c of the lights.

Can't wait to hear what you thought of Starring Rolls. We ate there too this time.

YAY Rinky's back!! :cool1: It hasn't been the same without you around here. I can't wait to hear every single little detail of your trip!!! popcorn::

I can't believe you don't like Dinosaur though! :scared1: And here I thought we had so much in common!! Your cruise report is what I'm basing my decision on.......No pressure or anything though.....:rolleyes1

:laughing:

How did you like Starring Rolls?I loved reading about your DHS morning! We have never really explored the Streets of America, but I plan to when we are there tomorrow!!! I am so excited I can't stand it. Our flight takes off tomorrow at 6AM, so we are leaving the house at 3:45!:scared1: it should be interesting getting the girls up tomorrow, but at least there is a good reason for getting up early!

I will hopefully be able to check in while we are away, but if not, have a good week! We will be back on the 17th!

Tomorrow!!! :banana: Woohoo!! Have a safe and fantastic trip! :wizard:

My kids never have trouble getting up early for Disney. Now school on the other hand.....:sad2:


Check in with updates when you can! :woohoo:

T*Bird
11-10-2011, 04:19 PM
I thought it was you or Teri. Sometimes I can't tell you two apart with all the football talk. :faint: :lmao:

Yeah, the Poly was definitely on my mind all week, but I think I did a pretty good job of not letting it overshadow the first part of the trip!

The park was empty that day! It was so awesome!!

Well well well.....You've finally come to see the light about DHS.....:rolleyes1:laughing: That is so dang funny because on this trip I started to think that DHS might not be my fav park anymore....:scared1:

Still LOVE it though of course! :lovestruc


Don't look too forward to Starring Rolls. :confused:



Yes Shawna -- Have a safe, wonderful and magical vacation!!! :wizard:[/COLOR]
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Hmmm......I'm not quite sure how to take that! ;) But I will gladly accept being confused for Jodi! :laughing: So JoBird, do you think she's giving us a subtle hint? I think I have been the guilty instigator lately! :guilty:

Back on topic now......I love the DHS update. :thumbsup2 That first pic of your boys sitting on the fence is great! They look so cute, and the backdrop is perfect.

Y'all were really fortunate to have such low crowds and able to get on the rides with no wait. Did it get busier as the day went on? That is weird about the backlot tour not taking audience participants. :confused3 DD and DS were picked last time we were there.

Cute pic of you with the "Singin' in the Rain" umbrella. :umbrella:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-10-2011, 04:28 PM
Hmmm......I'm not quite sure how to take that! ;) But I will gladly accept being confused for Jodi! :laughing: So JoBird, do you think she's giving us a subtle hint? I think I have been the guilty instigator lately! :guilty:

Back on topic now......I love the DHS update. :thumbsup2 That first pic of your boys sitting on the fence is great! They look so cute, and the backdrop is perfect.

Y'all were really fortunate to have such low crowds and able to get on the rides with no wait. Did it get busier as the day went on? That is weird about the backlot tour not taking audience participants. :confused3 DD and DS were picked last time we were there.

Cute pic of you with the "Singin' in the Rain" umbrella. :umbrella:


:laughing: You know I'm just teasing you guys!! I love you both! :hug:


I think I sent you that picture of the boys that morning!

It didn't get too much more crowded that day. But it did get hotter. :scared1:

T*Bird
11-10-2011, 05:49 PM
:laughing: You know I'm just teasing you guys!! I love you both! :hug:


I think I sent you that picture of the boys that morning!

It didn't get too much more crowded that day. But it did get hotter. :scared1:

Now that you mention it, I think you did! But if you saw my phone, you would understand how I didn't recognize it. :laughing: I have not joined the smart phone club, so the pics I get in texts are about the size of my little fingernail. :sad2:

I guess the heat had one positive effect - it was too hot so people stayed by their pools instead of going to the parks!

RinkyTinkyTinky
11-10-2011, 09:04 PM
YAY Rinky's back!! :cool1: It hasn't been the same without you around here. I can't wait to hear every single little detail of your trip!!! popcorn::

I can't believe you don't like Dinosaur though! :scared1: And here I thought we had so much in common!! Your cruise report is what I'm basing my decision on.......No pressure or anything though.....:rolleyes1

:laughing:

How did you like Starring Rolls?

Aw you are too nice! I sure missed all my dis friends while I was gone.

We do have lots of things in common, but Dinosaur ain't one of them! :rotfl2: And just wait until you see my ride photo from RnRc! :scared1: I am such a ride weenie! :lmao: But seriously, that ride photo is one for the history books. :rolleyes1 When I first saw it, I thought of your picture where you look cool as a cucumber and are doing the RnR sign. Mine on the other hand, looks more like I am being chased by Freddie Cruger with a bloody chainsaw. I rode it once... I'm done!

Wow, seriously no pressure there! ;) Well, one thing is for sure... I'm going to be honest with my review of the cruise. It was 90% off the charts fabulous, and the other 10%, well, you'll have to wait and find out. :upsidedow

We liked Starring Rolls. DH got the turkey sandwich and DD and I got the ham. His was way better than ours. Next time we will all get the turkey. The ham was just too bland. It didn't have any kind of sauce or dressing on it. The turkey sandwich had a really good sauce on it that made it much better. I got the famous butterfinger cupcake too. It was very good, but I don't even think the Yeti could eat a whole one. That thing was enormous and sooooooo sweet. I took about 3 bites and that was all I could handle.

Disney Mommy 3
11-10-2011, 11:15 PM
That was me that asked about your trip changing midway and wondering if it was overshadowed by the knowledge you were going to the Poly.:goodvibes (Of course I knew that you were expectantly waiting for the Poly portion to happen b/c that meant I was arriving shortly thereafter!!:laughing::laughing:)


Anyway-- great update!
I have a confession to make---- ready??????
I'm gonna whisper it...

I sorta kinda fell in love with DHS this trip- it was actually one of the best days we had the whole time!


:scared1:

:faint:

I know you are shocked.:laughing:

It has to be b/c MGM (Mighty Grumpy Man-- hey he said it, not me) wasn't with me and I could enjoy it-- you know he hates that park! :rotfl2: So your update made me smile a whole big bunch.:yay:

Loved the pic of you with the Umbrella! The backlot tour thing-- huh. That's just weird. Maybe it's b/c it was so early that you went on it, that they weren't running it all the way? Maybe they do the whole "pull people from the audience thing" as crowd control-- that way it takes longer to do it? IDK, weird.

The park didn't look very crowded---- so that's super!! I keep looking at all of my pics from Sept thinking "it just looks so empty..." Maybe that's my sign to go at that time again?????

:wizard::wizard::wizard:


Wonderful update!!!!!! Looking forward to Starring Rolls. Will we see Cupcakes the size of Texas???

Speaking of which----
Shawna!!! Have a wonderful, rain free Polynesian vacation!!!!!:cloud9:

I hadn't either. It was weird. :confused3 IDK if it's a permanent thing or not. I know scaling back on the opening show is permanent. At least that's what I read.

I couldn't believe when I spotted that dang umbrella - right there in plains sight. Can't believe we never saw it before. :upsidedow


I thought it was you or Teri. Sometimes I can't tell you two apart with all the football talk. :faint: :lmao:

Yeah, the Poly was definitely on my mind all week, but I think I did a pretty good job of not letting it overshadow the first part of the trip!

The park was empty that day! It was so awesome!!

Well well well.....You've finally come to see the light about DHS.....:rolleyes1:laughing: That is so dang funny because on this trip I started to think that DHS might not be my fav park anymore....:scared1:

Still LOVE it though of course! :lovestruc


Don't look too forward to Starring Rolls. :confused:



Yes Shawna -- Have a safe, wonderful and magical vacation!!! :wizard:


Thanks girls!!!!:hug: I am excited...trying to get the younger two in bed--they are hyyyyped up! They are about halfway packed, we were gonna do all theirs tonight, but they are so giddy & I am tooo tired tonight for all that...and ds15 and hubby are already in bed, so we gotta get quiet!!! We will finish them up in the morning and I will do me next...then take the dog to her sitter... I am hoping for a rain free trip myself...the weather has been all over the place for our days...first time I started checking it had rain for Mon-thurs:scared1: Now it's just chances for Wed and Thu...but that even changed to Thur and Frid...so I will just have to check tomorrow and see ...if I can stand it!!
Jo...don't start that TR until I get home!!!!!!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-11-2011, 08:50 AM
Now that you mention it, I think you did! But if you saw my phone, you would understand how I didn't recognize it. :laughing: I have not joined the smart phone club, so the pics I get in texts are about the size of my little fingernail. :sad2:

I guess the heat had one positive effect - it was too hot so people stayed by their pools instead of going to the parks!


Yep - I just checked my phone and that's the pic I sent you that! I remember you saying that you couldn't see it too well.

Yeah IDK where all the people were that day but it wasn't at DHS so I didn't care!!! :rotfl:Aw you are too nice! I sure missed all my dis friends while I was gone.

We do have lots of things in common, but Dinosaur ain't one of them! :rotfl2: And just wait until you see my ride photo from RnRc! :scared1: I am such a ride weenie! :lmao: But seriously, that ride photo is one for the history books. :rolleyes1 When I first saw it, I thought of your picture where you look cool as a cucumber and are doing the RnR sign. Mine on the other hand, looks more like I am being chased by Freddie Cruger with a bloody chainsaw. I rode it once... I'm done!

Wow, seriously no pressure there! ;) Well, one thing is for sure... I'm going to be honest with my review of the cruise. It was 90% off the charts fabulous, and the other 10%, well, you'll have to wait and find out. :upsidedow

We liked Starring Rolls. DH got the turkey sandwich and DD and I got the ham. His was way better than ours. Next time we will all get the turkey. The ham was just too bland. It didn't have any kind of sauce or dressing on it. The turkey sandwich had a really good sauce on it that made it much better. I got the famous butterfinger cupcake too. It was very good, but I don't even think the Yeti could eat a whole one. That thing was enormous and sooooooo sweet. I took about 3 bites and that was all I could handle.

We missed you too!!

I can't wait to see your RNRC picture! :laughing: I bet it looks a lot like DS10's when he rode it last November. He'll never do it again. :faint:

I'm dying to know what the other 10% is.....You are making me nervous. I have been having bad dreams about cruising and am thinking about changing our 2013 plans. :scared1:

The morning we were at Starring Rolls they didn't have the turkey sandwiches, just the ham. And they had some kind of nasty sauce on them. :sick:
Thanks girls!!!!:hug: I am excited...trying to get the younger two in bed--they are hyyyyped up! They are about halfway packed, we were gonna do all theirs tonight, but they are so giddy & I am tooo tired tonight for all that...and ds15 and hubby are already in bed, so we gotta get quiet!!! We will finish them up in the morning and I will do me next...then take the dog to her sitter... I am hoping for a rain free trip myself...the weather has been all over the place for our days...first time I started checking it had rain for Mon-thurs:scared1: Now it's just chances for Wed and Thu...but that even changed to Thur and Frid...so I will just have to check tomorrow and see ...if I can stand it!!
Jo...don't start that TR until I get home!!!!!!

I bet you are so excited!! :cool1: Good luck with the packing and have a fabulous trip!! :goodvibes

It's snowing here. :eek: I'm mad, so I am going shopping to cheer myself up!! Target here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1:banana:

Disney Mommy 3
11-11-2011, 09:09 AM
Yay for Target! I will be visiting mine when we get home...but not today!!! Just don't have time,...not that I really need much from there,but I do love to roam around looking!! Got a lot done this week...my box arrived and was signed for on Wed morning!:yay::yay: Just have my last minute things to do today!! I know it has to be cold up there for y'all...it got down in the low 30s around the lakes here last night-37 here...it's a beauuuuuuutiful morning!

sjs314
11-11-2011, 10:35 AM
Yay for Target! I will be visiting mine when we get home...but not today!!! Just don't have time,...not that I really need much from there,but I do love to roam around looking!! Got a lot done this week...my box arrived and was signed for on Wed morning!:yay::yay: Just have my last minute things to do today!! I know it has to be cold up there for y'all...it got down in the low 30s around the lakes here last night-37 here...it's a beauuuuuuutiful morning!

Shawna - Have a safe and wonderful trip

alabamagirl
11-11-2011, 01:52 PM
Great TR! It's getting me excited for my December trip! :)

Momof2Disneyboys
11-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Yay for Target! I will be visiting mine when we get home...but not today!!! Just don't have time,...not that I really need much from there,but I do love to roam around looking!! Got a lot done this week...my box arrived and was signed for on Wed morning!:yay::yay: Just have my last minute things to do today!! I know it has to be cold up there for y'all...it got down in the low 30s around the lakes here last night-37 here...it's a beauuuuuuutiful morning!


I spent 2 hours roaming Target this morning and spent an obscene amount of money. :faint:

At least I got my Christmas shopping started!
Great TR! It's getting me excited for my December trip! :)

:welcome:

Glad you are enjoying the TR! I bet you are super excited about your December trip!! :cool1:

JoBird
11-11-2011, 03:48 PM
:rotfl:

So I went to Target too today, first thing this morning. I had to go in to get a Salted Caramel Mocha :cloud9: coffee from Starbucks and shop and get my sniff on in the bathroom.


What???

I had to see if it still smelled like Disney, since y'all said yours doesn't.

I'm happy to report that, Yep!! Mine still does!!!!:lmao:

My apologies for anyone whose Target bathroom just smells like stinky old poo, cause mine smells fiiiiiiiiiiine.

marDgreen88
11-11-2011, 03:53 PM
How awesome that yall got on TSM right away! When I last was in Hollywood Studios at rope drop, they had a generic opening as well... no family... and that was last December. So, I'm guessing they dropped that. :(
However, why would they drop the volunteers for Backlot Tour? That's sad! I actually kinda wanted to do that next time... hahaha.
So far, looks like yall had a fun time at Hollywood Studios! :)

Disney Mommy 3
11-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Sheila...thanks!! We are hoping it's fabulous!!!!
Shelly...that's why I have been avoiding Target lately...gotta focus on this vacation!! LOL!! Ya'll try not to get toooo many pages out while I am gone!!!

ronnmel
11-11-2011, 08:21 PM
I sorta kinda fell in love with DHS this trip- it was actually one of the best days we had the whole time!


:scared1:

:faint:

I know you are shocked.:laughing:



Ok, it's kind of a spoiler for those reading my TR, but I fell in love with DHS as well this trip. It went from being the my least favorite park by a long stretch, to being neck and neck with MK and Epcot. :goodvibes

lala3291
11-12-2011, 08:26 AM
Hi Shelly!
We are here in WDW! It is so beautiful! Getting ready to head out to AK! I will check in later...here is a pic from yesterday!
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn312/lala3291/ffa02c2d.jpg

Momof2Disneyboys
11-12-2011, 10:34 AM
:rotfl:

So I went to Target too today, first thing this morning. I had to go in to get a Salted Caramel Mocha :cloud9: coffee from Starbucks and shop and get my sniff on in the bathroom.


What???

I had to see if it still smelled like Disney, since y'all said yours doesn't.

I'm happy to report that, Yep!! Mine still does!!!!:lmao:

My apologies for anyone whose Target bathroom just smells like stinky old poo, cause mine smells fiiiiiiiiiiine.





How funny that we were in Target at the same time!! :goodvibes Our Target bathroom does smell like the WDW bathrooms. I would have never figured that out on my own, but once you mentioned it I of course had to check it out and it is true!!
How awesome that yall got on TSM right away! When I last was in Hollywood Studios at rope drop, they had a generic opening as well... no family... and that was last December. So, I'm guessing they dropped that. :(
However, why would they drop the volunteers for Backlot Tour? That's sad! I actually kinda wanted to do that next time... hahaha.
So far, looks like yall had a fun time at Hollywood Studios! :)

I heard that they dropped all the openings except for MK. :confused3 That really stinks!:mad:

The Backlot Tour could have just been because the park was so empty that morning. We'll find out next time!

We had a great morning at DHS that day! :cool1:
Sheila...thanks!! We are hoping it's fabulous!!!!
Shelly...that's why I have been avoiding Target lately...gotta focus on this vacation!! LOL!! Ya'll try not to get toooo many pages out while I am gone!!!

I hope you are arriving safely and on time and your vacation is off to a wonderful start!! :wizard:

Last year we were meeting up on your arrival day. Wish I was there now! :sad:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-12-2011, 10:38 AM
Ok, it's kind of a spoiler for those reading my TR, but I fell in love with DHS as well this trip. It went from being the my least favorite park by a long stretch, to being neck and neck with MK and Epcot. :goodvibes

I'm so glad everyone else is finally seeing the light about DHS!!! :lovestruc
Hi Shelly!
We are here in WDW! It is so beautiful! Getting ready to head out to AK! I will check in later...here is a pic from yesterday!
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn312/lala3291/ffa02c2d.jpg

Thanks for checking in Lauren! :goodvibes Maybe you and Shawna will run into each other!!

Thanks for the beautiful picture. :santa: I sure will miss not seeing WDW at Christmas time this year.

Hope you are having great weather and an awesome time! :cool1:

Monny2AE
11-13-2011, 03:16 PM
Weird about not picking an audience member for Backlot? I'll let you know if they pick someone in a few weeks while I'm there! :woohoo:

I think it's sad they are taking away some of the little magical things like picking a family for the rope drop show. :sad2:

ronnmel
11-13-2011, 03:27 PM
We went on Backlot tour twice on our August trip. The first time they didn't pick anyone to be an extra, but the second time they had three people as extras.

Momof2Disneyboys
11-13-2011, 06:00 PM
Weird about not picking an audience member for Backlot? I'll let you know if they pick someone in a few weeks while I'm there! :woohoo:

I think it's sad they are taking away some of the little magical things like picking a family for the rope drop show. :sad2:

We thought it was weird, but we really didn't mind since we had seen it several times before. We felt bad for the newbies though! :rotfl:

I was really surprised to read that they were dropping all the opening shows except for MK. :sad2:
We went on Backlot tour twice on our August trip. The first time they didn't pick anyone to be an extra, but the second time they had three people as extras.

Well that's interesting.......Must just depend on the crowds...:confused3

Disneyfreak508
11-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Wow I give you props for being some of the first TSM people!!! That takes some skill. :thumbsup2
I can't wait to see what you got for lunch!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-14-2011, 10:24 AM
Wow I give you props for being some of the first TSM people!!! That takes some skill. :thumbsup2
I can't wait to see what you got for lunch!

:laughing: Thanks!! We got there around the same time as we did last year but this time we were in the front of the pack instead of the back! :cool1:

The lunch update is coming up soon!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-14-2011, 10:45 AM
After we were done messing around and taking all of our Streets of America pics DH and I wanted to see Muppet Vision 3D. The kids were getting grumpy and didn't want to see it! I couldn't believe it, they always love this show. They grumped as we waited about 5 minutes to be let into the theater, but then were laughing and having a blast one the show started!

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When we came out of there Phineas & Ferb were doing a meet & greet. The line was huge! :faint: I offered to wait in it because the kids just love that show, but they weren't interested in waiting.

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l531/Disneyfamilyfour/Disney%20Aug-Sept%202011%20Part%207/56b5233b.jpg

The night before when DS12 was talking to my dad on the phone my dad told him that Jack's (our puppy) puppet (that he LOVED) had seen better days!! So DS wanted to go into the Muppet store thinking they might have puppets in there. No such luck.

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l531/Disneyfamilyfour/Disney%20Aug-Sept%202011%20Part%207/ece8662c.jpg

But we decided to get him this oven mitt instead!! (It is pretty much destroyed now!)

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It was about 11:00 and we were all getting hungry. I hadn't had any breakfast and DH and the kids had just had cereal bars early that morning. With limited CS choices in DHS we opted to give Starring Rolls a try. So we made our way over there.

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And we had finally made it! It was crowded. All the seating is outside. So we stood there and waited for someone to leave so we could grab a table. We had the kids sit there and save the table while DH and I went in and got our lunch.

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Sorry for the lack of pictures here, but it was so crowded in there that you could barely move. It's very small. We weren't impressed. We couldn't even get to the cupcake display case it was so crowded. :sad2: The whole experience was unpleasant. It was confusing as to what was in a meal on the DDP. I ended up just telling the CM to do whatever, I didn't care!! Charge it as meals or snacks or both – I just wanted to get out of there!:scared1:

And this is what we ended up with ~

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DH and I got ham sandwiches. He had planned to get the turkey, but they didn't have any that morning. :confused3 The ham was okay but there was some kind of dressing on them that was so nasty it made me gag. We got croissants for the kids, they were okay. And we got cookies, a banana, and an apple. I think we ended up getting charged for 3 CS meals and one snack credit.

Rating: Gross! :sick:
Total Bill: not sure, around $34



Up Next: More DHS

JoBird
11-14-2011, 11:39 AM
:eek:

:headache:

:mad:

:sad2:

Do--Over!! I demand a Do-Over!!!;)

Yep that about sums it up.

:hug:


Sorry your Starring Rolls experience wasn't good. It sounded miserable- the crowds and sandwich and waiting for a table and, and.... and.....!!!! All of it. Sounds sorta like you and I switched places on this trip--- my bad experiences in that park happened to you and your good ones happened to me.:laughing: Ah, the hardships one endures in being my friend....:rotfl2:

The croissants looked good at least. I saw that plain one and wondered if it was for the littlest stinker?:laughing: Belle discovered croissants at the CL breakfast one morning and she STILL talks about going back to get one of them.:lmao: Which I don't understand at all b/c she's had them before but for whatever reason, the ones at the GF are the BEST.:confused3

DHS looked like it was filling in a bit more in that pic of the hat-- still not terrible.

Poor Jack, his people went to WDW and all he got was an oven mitt...
:rotfl: I'm sure he had a fun time with it.

We didn't see the Muppet Vision this time. My kids don't care for it---:confused3
Did you see the key under the mat?????


Great update----- looking forward to more DHS!!!!:cool1:

sjs314
11-14-2011, 11:59 AM
I love Muppet Vision 2 D and we missed it last trip since Ddil had her panic attack due to the crowds and we had to leave DHS :sad1: I am so looking forward to seeing it in March.

I am thinking now about making an ADR for 50's now maybe or trying to change our F! pkg to lunch instead of dinner. :confused3 I wanted to try starring rolls for a quick bite but two things DH and I hate about CS is waiting in line for the food and then having to hunt for a place to sit down.:headache:

Poor Jack no puppet just an oven mitt :rotfl:

enjoyed the update and review!

sjs314
11-14-2011, 12:24 PM
I went and made an ADR for Sci Fi, ditching my Starring Rolls Plan, we were going to pay OOP for SR any how so this way if we are not that hungry maybe we can get an app and sandwich and share a quick meal. I am trying to plan to avoid stress this trip and just reading about your expierence at SR it sounded stressful. Thanks for the heads up Shelly!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-14-2011, 12:34 PM
:eek:

:headache:

:mad:

Do--Over!! I demand a Do-Over!!!;)

Yep that about sums it up.


Sorry your Starring Rolls experience wasn't good. It sounded miserable- the crowds and sandwich and waiting for a table and, and.... and.....!!!! All of it. Sounds sorta like you and I switched places on this trip--- my bad experiences in that park happened to you and your good ones happened to me.:laughing: Ah, the hardships one endures in being my friend....

The croissants looked good at least. I saw that plain one and wondered if it was for the littlest stinker?:laughing: Belle discovered croissants at the CL breakfast one morning and she STILL talks about going back to get one of them.:lmao: Which I don't understand at all b/c she's had them before but for whatever reason, the ones at the GF are the BEST.:confused3

DHS looked like it was filling in a bit more in that pic of the hat-- still not terrible.

Poor Jack, his people went to WDW and all he got was an oven mitt...
:rotfl: I'm sure he had a fun time with it.

We didn't see the Muppet Vision this time. My kids don't care for it---:confused3
Did you see the key under the mat?????


Great update----- looking forward to more DHS!!!!:cool1:

Do over!!! :rotfl2: I know, right?! What a crappy experience. I was expecting a nice relaxing brunch type meal and instead I got swarms of pushy people and no open tables and nasty food! :headache:

Never again!!!!!!!!!:sick:

Oh well, not everything can be perfect I guess. I was just hoping to find an edible CS meal in DHS! :upsidedow:laughing:

Of course DS10 had a croissant! Any kind of bread is good for him. As long as there's nothing on it. :rolleyes:


Okay -- what key? What mat??? What are you talking about??? Apparently I missed it....:rotfl:



I love Muppet Vision 2 D and we missed it last trip since Ddil had her panic attack due to the crowds and we had to leave DHS :sad1: I am so looking forward to seeing it in March.

I am thinking now about making an ADR for 50's now maybe or trying to change our F! pkg to lunch instead of dinner. :confused3 I wanted to try starring rolls for a quick bite but two things DH and I hate about CS is waiting in line for the food and then having to hunt for a place to sit down.

Poor Jack no puppet just an oven mitt :rotfl:

enjoyed the update and review!


I hope you get to see Muppet Vision this time!

I was so surprised that Starring Rolls was so crowded. It wasn't even breakfast or lunch time. Somewhere in between. :confused3
I went and made an ADR for Sci Fi, ditching my Starring Rolls Plan, we were going to pay OOP for SR any how so this way if we are not that hungry maybe we can get an app and sandwich and share a quick meal. I am trying to plan to avoid stress this trip and just reading about your expierence at SR it sounded stressful. Thanks for the heads up Shelly!

Well I hope you'll be happier this way! I hate for you to change your plans around based on my opinion though!! :scared1::rotfl: But seriously, I would not recommend SR. :sad2: Especially if you are trying to avoid stress!

JoBird
11-14-2011, 12:49 PM
I think everyone was at SR in search of the cupcakes--- I hear they are a big draw for a lot of people.

:confused3

They really need to get some good CS options there, although I will say we really enjoyed Pizza Planet this trip!!!:goodvibes

Okay the key under the mat-- read about it here--
http://www.onlywdworld.com/2010/08/disney-world-hidden-secret-muppets.html

We first heard about it in that one thread that's floating around about all the hidden secrets in WDW. The kids get a kick out of trying to find all the secret stuff.


Oh yeah, and, I demand a Do Over after EVERY trip. Good or bad!:lmao:

marDgreen88
11-14-2011, 12:54 PM
Okay so thanks for that! I love cupcakes but I'm actually more interested in the cupcakes at Animal Kingdom that look like animals... and now that I know that the food wasn't good, Starring Rolls is officially off my list.
I wonder what kind of sauce they would put on a ham sandwich that would be so disgusting? That's just weird! What did it taste like?
(On second thought, you don't have to tell me... I don't want to make you sick again.)
I love the Muppets but Muppet-Vision isn't my favorite... it seems like more of the show focuses on that little 3D guy than the actual Muppets. I don't blame your boys for wanting to skip it. :)

Hope your day got better after your awful lunch! :crazy2:

sjs314
11-14-2011, 01:03 PM
Shelly - I am glad you mentioned the negatives you encountered at SR, I too have heard about the great cupcakes and the good turkey and ham sandwiches so I thought it would make for a quick stop lunch but I just do not deal well when it comes to waiting in food lines and then not being able to find a place to sit once I get the food so this way I feel much better, we can still have a sandwich and a drink at Sci-fi to hold us over till dinner at HBD and even have a seat to eat at :thumbsup2 DH loves Ruebens so he will be quite happy I think at Sci-fi.

Jo - I never heard of the key under the mat either, very interesting :)

seacrestpromo
11-14-2011, 01:45 PM
Hi Shelly - What a bummer about Starring Roles. We have never tried the place - heck, I don't even think I know where it is, LOL!

Is it just me or does it seem that generally, it is better getting a CS meal at the resorts than at the WDW parks?

Sea :cool1:

T*Bird
11-14-2011, 03:11 PM
That's a shame about Starring Rolls. :sad2: Come to think of it, I'm with Sea - I don't even know where it is! :confused3 I'm sure the heat added to the uncomfortableness of the crowd in there (I win the award for the longest word in your TR today! :banana:) The food actually looks very good in your pics. The ham sandwich looked especially good! I wonder what sauce they use on it? But I don't guess you'll be going back in the future to tell them to hold the sauce. ;)

Once again, how crazy for Disney to discontinue pet items. Guests are now resorting to kitchen linens for doggie souvenirs. :laughing: Oh well, it was a cute gift, even if it didn't last very long!

OK, now I'm going to have to read up on the 'key under the mat' thing!

Mndisneygirl
11-14-2011, 03:33 PM
Bummer about your sandwiches and crowds at Starring Rolls. We have only gotten breakfast treats and/or cupcakes there and lucked out without crowds. We enjoyed our food.

Never heard that about the key under the mat that I can recall! Next time we'll have to go and look!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-14-2011, 03:47 PM
I think everyone was at SR in search of the cupcakes--- I hear they are a big draw for a lot of people.

:confused3

They really need to get some good CS options there, although I will say we really enjoyed Pizza Planet this trip!!!:goodvibes

Okay the key under the mat-- read about it here--
http://www.onlywdworld.com/2010/08/disney-world-hidden-secret-muppets.html

We first heard about it in that one thread that's floating around about all the hidden secrets in WDW. The kids get a kick out of trying to find all the secret stuff.


Oh yeah, and, I demand a Do Over after EVERY trip. Good or bad!:lmao:

I guess so. :faint:

We may have to go back to Pizza Planet next time. :eek::upsidedow

How come I didn't know about the key under the mat??? Dang!! The kids would have loved to see that. They loved finding Divine and the umbrella! :rotfl:

Remind me about the key before my next trip.....whenever that may be....:rolleyes1
Okay so thanks for that! I love cupcakes but I'm actually more interested in the cupcakes at Animal Kingdom that look like animals... and now that I know that the food wasn't good, Starring Rolls is officially off my list.
I wonder what kind of sauce they would put on a ham sandwich that would be so disgusting? That's just weird! What did it taste like?
(On second thought, you don't have to tell me... I don't want to make you sick again.)
I love the Muppets but Muppet-Vision isn't my favorite... it seems like more of the show focuses on that little 3D guy than the actual Muppets. I don't blame your boys for wanting to skip it. :)

Hope your day got better after your awful lunch! :crazy2:

I'm not sure any cupcake is good enough to go through that experience again!! :scared1:

I can't even begin to describe the sauce on the sandwich.....It was just nasty!! :sick: It almost burned my tongue even though it wasn't hot or spicy. :sad2: IDK, like I said - too hard to describe. Oh and it was chunky. :confused:


Shelly - I am glad you mentioned the negatives you encountered at SR, I too have heard about the great cupcakes and the good turkey and ham sandwiches so I thought it would make for a quick stop lunch but I just do not deal well when it comes to waiting in food lines and then not being able to find a place to sit once I get the food so this way I feel much better, we can still have a sandwich and a drink at Sci-fi to hold us over till dinner at HBD and even have a seat to eat at :thumbsup2 DH loves Ruebens so he will be quite happy I think at Sci-fi.

Jo - I never heard of the key under the mat either, very interesting :)

A sandwich at Sci-Fi would have been much better! :thumbsup2

solana131
11-14-2011, 03:47 PM
Ok, I had SR planned for my lunch that day too. I have never been to HS, so what do you recommend for a QS lunch? Or should we just plan a snack and an early dinner later?

rusafee1183
11-14-2011, 03:48 PM
Great update on your fav park Shelly! :goodvibes We didn't spend too much time at DHS this past trip, but I did do the new Star Tours attraction. :sick::sick::sick: I knew it would be a bad idea because of my motion sickness - but figured it was worth seeing. I'm glad I went - but probably not again. ;)

We did Starring Rolls for breakfast one of our trips and had the same feelings. Our food wasn't bad (we only got pastries though) but it was SO small in there!! And confusing where and how to order.:confused: Fortunately for us it wasn't crowded in the seating area, so I just had Bob order while I grabbed a table but I definitely understand how annoying that place can be.

I'm surprised you guys haven't seen the key at the Muppet attraction yet! We're like Jo's family and try to find new little hidden things every year and we found that one a few years back. That will be such a fun thing for your boys when you go back for your next trip :thumbsup2

Momof2Disneyboys
11-14-2011, 03:51 PM
Hi Shelly - What a bummer about Starring Roles. We have never tried the place - heck, I don't even think I know where it is, LOL!

Is it just me or is does it seem that generally, it is better getting a CS meal at the resorts than at the WDW parks?

Sea :cool1:

It's definitely not you -- we would rather eat CS meals at the resorts everyday!! :thumbsup2
That's a shame about Starring Rolls. :sad2: Come to think of it, I'm with Sea - I don't even know where it is! :confused3 I'm sure the heat added to the uncomfortableness of the crowd in there (I win the award for the longest word in your TR today! :banana:) The food actually looks very good in your pics. The ham sandwich looked especially good! I wonder what sauce they use on it? But I don't guess you'll be going back in the future to tell them to hold the sauce. ;)

Once again, how crazy for Disney to discontinue pet items. Guests are now resorting to kitchen linens for doggie souvenirs. :laughing: Oh well, it was a cute gift, even if it didn't last very long!

OK, now I'm going to have to read up on the 'key under the mat' thing!

It's kind of tucked into a corner by the Hollywood Brown Derby. The inside is about the size of a hotel room, but with like 900 people in it. :rolleyes::laughing: All the seating is outside.

The sandwiches were pre-made, so I don't even think you could order one without the sauce.

I know!! The whole no pet items is so dumb! :headache:
Bummer about your sandwiches and crowds at Starring Rolls. We have only gotten breakfast treats and/or cupcakes there and lucked out without crowds. We enjoyed our food.

Never heard that about the key under the mat that I can recall! Next time we'll have to go and look!

Maybe we'll stop by there someday early in the morning for breakfast items, but I will have to check out the crowd first!! :scared1:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Ok, I had SR planned for my lunch that day too. I have never been to HS, so what do you recommend for a QS lunch? Or should we just plan a snack and an early dinner later?

Well honestly I haven't found a good CS restaurant in DHS yet. :confused3 Pizza Planet is okay I guess. ABC Commissary was not great. I don't know. I think next time we will just grab a pretzel and a frozen lemonade and call it a day! :laughing:

Great update on your fav park Shelly! :goodvibes We didn't spend too much time at DHS this past trip, but I did do the new Star Tours attraction. :sick::sick::sick: I knew it would be a bad idea because of my motion sickness - but figured it was worth seeing. I'm glad I went - but probably not again. ;)

We did Starring Rolls for breakfast one of our trips and had the same feelings. Our food wasn't bad (we only got pastries though) but it was SO small in there!! And confusing where and how to order.:confused: Fortunately for us it wasn't crowded in the seating area, so I just had Bob order while I grabbed a table but I definitely understand how annoying that place can be.

I'm surprised you guys haven't seen the key at the Muppet attraction yet! We're like Jo's family and try to find new little hidden things every year and we found that one a few years back. That will be such a fun thing for your boys when you go back for your next trip :thumbsup2

Thanks Heather! Are you enjoying this lovely day here in western PA??? :rolleyes:

Too bad Star Tours makes you sick. It's pretty cool now with the 3D!

Yeah, Starring Rolls just isn't big enough to handle the amount of people coming in there. And the CM's seemed rather frazzled.

I know, I can't believe we didn't know about the key!! :upsidedow

RinkyTinkyTinky
11-14-2011, 10:12 PM
So sorry your experience at SR was so bad. Like I told you before, DH got the turkey and it was really good! DD and I got the ham and it was super bland, no sauce at all... just a lot of ham. Not even any cheese. :confused3 Strange how different of an experience we had. And I don't think anyone else was at SR while we were there. Maybe one other family? But I do agree that it is confusing in there. There is no direction as to where to go or what to do and the food is scattered all over the place. You start out with the dessert counter and then the sandwiches are past the cash register??? :confused3 I don't get that at all. Then the cupcakes are in a different place. There was no menu that I saw either. And it is VERY small. It could use some work. I'm just like you though and was looking for a good CS place at DHS. Hope you had better luck with your meals for the rest of the trip.

Mom&RN
11-15-2011, 12:49 AM
I've been lurking on your report for quite a while now and enjoying reading along. I agree with you about SR :sick: We went to get a snack one day - hunting the elusive cupcuakes that get such raves on the boards. We also had a really negative experience - it was so crowded and everyone was packed into the little space - yuck. Plus, we hated the cupcakes :sad2: If you have a BIG sweet tooth they may be great but there was way too much frosting for our taste, so we suffered the hot, crowded experience for two cupcakes that we ended up throwing away after one or two bites. Definately not somewhere we will every go again!! :eek:

Monny2AE
11-15-2011, 07:18 AM
Note to self...skip Starring Rolls. Last trip I vowed never to do ABC again and I'm so tired of Pizza Planet. Doesn't leave many other CS options. :confused3

Glad Jack liked his oven mitt :laughing:

Jo- Thanks for the tip about the key! We're going Thanksgiving morning to see the new Muppets movie and the kids will be excited to look for it in a few weeks!

ddluvsdisney
11-15-2011, 09:19 AM
We've only had snacks at SR too. The cupcakes were good!
Great update can't wait for Poly :)

Momof2Disneyboys
11-15-2011, 11:06 AM
So sorry your experience at SR was so bad. Like I told you before, DH got the turkey and it was really good! DD and I got the ham and it was super bland, no sauce at all... just a lot of ham. Not even any cheese. :confused3 Strange how different of an experience we had. And I don't think anyone else was at SR while we were there. Maybe one other family? But I do agree that it is confusing in there. There is no direction as to where to go or what to do and the food is scattered all over the place. You start out with the dessert counter and then the sandwiches are past the cash register??? :confused3 I don't get that at all. Then the cupcakes are in a different place. There was no menu that I saw either. And it is VERY small. It could use some work. I'm just like you though and was looking for a good CS place at DHS. Hope you had better luck with your meals for the rest of the trip.


Too bad they didn't have the turkey sandwiches the day we were there. They were probably better. I can't believe we had that nasty sause on our ham and you didn't. Weird!!

But yes, very crazy set up and very confusing in there. Made no sense at all. :confused3

Oh well, now we know! :upsidedow
I've been lurking on your report for quite a while now and enjoying reading along. I agree with you about SR :sick: We went to get a snack one day - hunting the elusive cupcuakes that get such raves on the boards. We also had a really negative experience - it was so crowded and everyone was packed into the little space - yuck. Plus, we hated the cupcakes :sad2: If you have a BIG sweet tooth they may be great but there was way too much frosting for our taste, so we suffered the hot, crowded experience for two cupcakes that we ended up throwing away after one or two bites. Definately not somewhere we will every go again!! :eek:

Welcome!! :goodvibes So glad you decided to post!

Well I'm kind of glad we never made it to the cupcake counter then, I'm not too big on that much frosting. :eek: Although I'm sure the kids would have loved that! :rotfl:
Note to self...skip Starring Rolls. Last trip I vowed never to do ABC again and I'm so tired of Pizza Planet. Doesn't leave many other CS options. :confused3

Glad Jack liked his oven mitt :laughing:

Jo- Thanks for the tip about the key! We're going Thanksgiving morning to see the new Muppets movie and the kids will be excited to look for it in a few weeks!

I probably wouldn't do ABC or SR again. Unless I was really starving or something! :rotfl:

There's Backlot Express that we've never tried, but their menu doesn't look that great to me. Maybe we'll go there next time. IDK. Like I said before -- we might just have a pretzel for lunch and have an early ADR for dinner!!

You're trip is getting so close! :cool1:
We've only had snacks at SR too. The cupcakes were good!
Great update can't wait for Poly :)

Day 6 - Check in at the Poly day is coming up soon!!!!! :cloud9:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-15-2011, 11:42 AM
Moving on from our disgusting lunch, it was about 10 minutes until the next Indiana Jones stunt show so we headed there. Got to the theater and the CM said it was standing room only. :scared1: Uh, no thanks! We couldn't believe it, the park was not crowded at all that day. :confused3 Apparently everyone was at Starring Rolls and the Indiana Jones show! :rotfl:

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So onto Star Tours! This ride was different than the other one we took a few days before!

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The kids really enjoyed it once again! After that DS12 and I wanted to go do RNRC, so DH and DS10 stayed and rode Star Tours again! That was the last thing they wanted to do and DS12 and I weren't sure what all we were going to do, so we decided that we would just meet back up at CBR.

So DS12 and I headed for RNRC!

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We did the single rider line and had no wait! :cool1:

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When we were done DS10 called DS12 and was telling him all about how his Star Tours ride was a different one again!! Him and DH were headed out to the bus stop and going back to CBR.

DS12 and I did RNRC one more time. It was getting hotter and more crowded by the minute. He wanted to ride TOT, but I just wasn't up for it. He wouldn't go by himself. So we decided we would just head out as well.

He knew I was heading to the Jamaica laundry room to do some laundry this afternoon so he said him and DS10 wanted a ball to play catch with in the pool, so we stopped at one of the stores and got one before we headed out of the park.

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Then we headed out to the bus stop. We figured DH and & DS10 were long gone, but as we got closer to the stop we saw them standing there. They had already been there for over 20 minutes. And it was blazing hot!! :faint: And those DHS bus stops have no seating and very little shade. It was very unpleasant. We waited another 20+ minutes before a bus ever came. There was a bus driver standing there too (waiting to take over the route) and another family. Someone from the other family asked him if it was normal to have to wait 45 minutes for a bus and he said yes and turned around.... Well I knew that wasn't right, so I said out loud – I have never had to wait for a Disney bus even close to this long ever!!!

So eventually we did make it back to CBR and loaded up all the dirty laundry in garbage bags and changed into our swimsuits and headed to the Jamaica pool/laundry.



Up Next: Swimming, Laundry, and Dinner

Mndisneygirl
11-15-2011, 11:57 AM
We usually don't plan for a CS meal in DHS at all. Just a snack and an early ADR or we're leaving the park. The kids are fine with nuggets, but nothing there appeals to me usually. Maybe next time we'll wander over to the boardwalk for lunch or go to a resort...

Good for you for telling the people at the bus stop the truth!! I'd hate to think that was their first trip and they thought that was typical!! So NOT true! I'm becoming more vocal in my old age and less shy about speaking up in such situations.

Do you usually ride TOT? I know you like the coasters etc.

I saw today that BTMRR will be closed from sometime in January until like March or May or something!!! I heard on the DIS podcast that they might be working on tracks. Usually winter is when Splash is closed, but not BTMRR for a long time! Glad we're not going in winter this year - the girls would be so sad! That's the biggest thrill ride that they do!

mickeystoontown
11-15-2011, 12:05 PM
Too bad that your meal at Starring Rolls wasn't so great. I've thought about trying it but if they've got funky sauce on them, I know we won't eat them. We actually gave ABC Commissary another try and it wasn't that bad this go round.

You had the same complaint as I had about the Hollywood Studio bus stops. How the heck are guests supposed to get any shade from those itty bitty bus stop covers? And :eek: on a 45 minute wait! I've never ever had a wait that long for any bus. Good for you for telling the other guests that that kind of wait time was not the norm.

seacrestpromo
11-15-2011, 01:20 PM
45 minute wait for a resort bus? That was lame! I am sure it wasn't the bus driver's fault for your wait, but it was the scheduling that they must adhere to. But even more lame, was his body language and curt response. Very unDisney like! - Sea :cool1:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-15-2011, 01:36 PM
We usually don't plan for a CS meal in DHS at all. Just a snack and an early ADR or we're leaving the park. The kids are fine with nuggets, but nothing there appeals to me usually. Maybe next time we'll wander over to the boardwalk for lunch or go to a resort...

Good for you for telling the people at the bus stop the truth!! I'd hate to think that was their first trip and they thought that was typical!! So NOT true! I'm becoming more vocal in my old age and less shy about speaking up in such situations.

Do you usually ride TOT? I know you like the coasters etc.

I saw today that BTMRR will be closed from sometime in January until like March or May or something!!! I heard on the DIS podcast that they might be working on tracks. Usually winter is when Splash is closed, but not BTMRR for a long time! Glad we're not going in winter this year - the girls would be so sad! That's the biggest thrill ride that they do!

I think that's what we'll do next time -- just snack in DHS for breakfast/lunch and then do an early dinner. ::yes::

I'd like to say that it's getting older that has made me more vocal in situations like that, but I've always been that way!! :guilty::laughing:

I do usually ride TOT. But after 2 RNRC rides and the heat I just wasn't up for it that day.

I did see that BTMRR was going to be closed. I sure hope it's up & running before we get back there!!
Too bad that your meal at Starring Rolls wasn't so great. I've thought about trying it but if they've got funky sauce on them, I know we won't eat them. We actually gave ABC Commissary another try and it wasn't that bad this go round.

You had the same complaint as I had about the Hollywood Studio bus stops. How the heck are guests supposed to get any shade from those itty bitty bus stop covers? And :eek: on a 45 minute wait! I've never ever had a wait that long for any bus. Good for you for telling the other guests that that kind of wait time was not the norm.

I'm glad you had a better meal at ABC last time! :goodvibes

I know, what is up with those tiny DHS bus stops??? I thought I was going to melt into the pavement. :sad2: That's the longest I've ever waited on the Disney bus. :headache:
45 minute wait for a resort bus? That was lame! I am sure it wasn't the bus driver's fault for your wait, but it was the scheduling that they must adhere to. But even more lame, was his body language and curt response. Very unDisney like! - Sea :cool1:

It sure was!! :mad: It was lame and so was that CM's answer and attitude!! Yes, very unDisney like! I thought about telling him that but I kept my mouth closed. Well, after I said what I did. :lmao:

ddluvsdisney
11-15-2011, 02:10 PM
We usually don't plan for a CS meal in DHS at all. Just a snack and an early ADR or we're leaving the park. The kids are fine with nuggets, but nothing there appeals to me usually. Maybe next time we'll wander over to the boardwalk for lunch or go to a resort...

Good for you for telling the people at the bus stop the truth!! I'd hate to think that was their first trip and they thought that was typical!! So NOT true! I'm becoming more vocal in my old age and less shy about speaking up in such situations.

Do you usually ride TOT? I know you like the coasters etc.

I saw today that BTMRR will be closed from sometime in January until like March or May or something!!! I heard on the DIS podcast that they might be working on tracks. Usually winter is when Splash is closed, but not BTMRR for a long time! Glad we're not going in winter this year - the girls would be so sad! That's the biggest thrill ride that they do!

I am so SAD :sad1: about that!!! I heard that too. We will be there in April. My boys aren't happy. My DS14 is a chicken and he loves that ride.

ddluvsdisney
11-15-2011, 02:12 PM
Have I said how much I HATE Disney buses?? 45 min.!! Holy cow!!!

marDgreen88
11-15-2011, 02:29 PM
How cool that yall had a different experience each time on Star Tours! Definitely looking forward to that one!

Rock'n'roller coaster is one of the best rides! :thumbsup2

That's pretty ridiculous about the bus. I'm sure the bus driver was frustrated but he didn't have to just shrug that family off. Especially because it's obviously not true. It was probably their first Disney trip and it's a good thing you spoke up because otherwise they might have been scared off!

JoBird
11-15-2011, 03:49 PM
I'm still demanding a Do-Over for you guys! This DHS day wasn't panning out to be the best day ever, and that makes me sad.:sad2:

I love the t shirt your DS12 is wearing- right in front of the big guitar of RNRc!:goodvibes Very cool picture!

It was certainly getting more crowded in that park by that afternoon- look at the crowds in the pictures.:confused: Good thing you got there early so you could leave in the afternoon. ::yes::

And what the heck?? 45 minutes for a bus???? :faint: I know that must have been so miserable.
Good for you speaking up.... but, that's so uncharacteristic of you....:rolleyes1

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Great update!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-15-2011, 05:05 PM
Have I said how much I HATE Disney buses?? 45 min.!! Holy cow!!!

We usually have very good luck with Disney buses!! Usually only about one time a trip do we ever have to wait more than 15 minutes. This was the worst we've experienced by far!

How cool that yall had a different experience each time on Star Tours! Definitely looking forward to that one!

Rock'n'roller coaster is one of the best rides! :thumbsup2

That's pretty ridiculous about the bus. I'm sure the bus driver was frustrated but he didn't have to just shrug that family off. Especially because it's obviously not true. It was probably their first Disney trip and it's a good thing you spoke up because otherwise they might have been scared off!

I guess there are so many different experiences on Star Tours now that you rarely get the same one twice!

RNRC is the best ride ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup2

Yeah, you could tell the driver just didn't care and didn't want to talk to that family. :confused3

I'm still demanding a Do-Over for you guys! This DHS day wasn't panning out to be the best day ever, and that makes me sad.:sad2:

I love the t shirt your DS12 is wearing- right in front of the big guitar of RNRc!:goodvibes Very cool picture!

It was certainly getting more crowded in that park by that afternoon- look at the crowds in the pictures.:confused: Good thing you got there early so you could leave in the afternoon. ::yes::

And what the heck?? 45 minutes for a bus???? :faint: I know that must have been so miserable.
Good for you speaking up.... but, that's so uncharacteristic of you....:rolleyes1

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Great update!

:laughing: It really wasn't that bad of a day. Just a nasty lunch and we almost melted waiting for a bus. :faint: :rotfl: Actually DH and DS10 had it much worse than DS12 & I, they had to wait that entire time. We just came in on the last 20-30 minutes of it!!

As soon as I saw that shirt when we were back to school shopping last summer I just knew DS had to have it for a DHS day!! :cool1:


I know you are so shocked that I spoke up...... :rolleyes1;):lmao:

sjs314
11-15-2011, 05:30 PM
That was terrible having to wait so long in the heat for a bus. I only remember having to wait close to that one time but that was when I was staying at AKL and was at AK, we were first in line so had just missed a bus but I still do not know why we had to wait so long that day, there had to be a mix up with the bus routes.

I think it is great that there are so many versions of Star Tours now.

Heading over to BW is what we did our last trip rather than eat lunch at DHS when it was so crazy crowded, if it would not cut into our DHS time in March I would so do that but since we need to get back for our F! Pkg it won't work I am afraid.

rusafee1183
11-15-2011, 08:00 PM
I can't believe you had to wait so long for a bus! :eek: We had some really horrible bus service on that 1st trip when we stayed at POR, but that was *mostly* at park closing. Wow. And how rude that CM was to you. :mad: You don't experience that many rude CM's, but when you do it is really infuriating.

So I know that RnRC is your fav and your DS12's favorite ride, so have you ever done the "script" in the room with the band? ;)

When the manager says "What do you want me to do, send them with you?" The audience is supposed to say "HOW ABOUT SOME BACKSTAGE PASSES??!!" And then Steven Tyler says "Wait a minute, I love that idea... How about some backstage passes!"

And then when she calls to get the limo and says "Make it a stretch" The audience is supposed to say "HOW ABOUT A SUPER STRETCH!" and then she says "Better make it a super stretch"

It's always fun to do that. :yay:

We learned this when we met a CM at Fantasmic and she took us on RnRC through the back entrance. I did it this past trip and everyone started cracking up :rotfl: Then some guy was like "Looks like someone's been on this before" :laughing:

I love RnRC :lovestruc

and I miss Disney :guilty:

These AP's are burning a serious hole in my pocket.

Monny2AE
11-15-2011, 08:52 PM
That was one crazy wait time for a bus! I bet cooling off in the pool felt extra good after that wait in the heat!
DH is a bus snob. He loves having the car and being able to drive to the parks. After your report I might be thankful for always having our car!

RinkyTinkyTinky
11-16-2011, 08:10 AM
Wow! I can't believe you waited that long. I would have been so miserable in that heat. Good grief! Something obviously was wrong. I wonder why the CM didn't just say that? I'm sure that pool was dreamy by the time your kids jumped in!

Yay for no wait on RNRC! We didn't have any wait either, which is a good thing, b/c I would have probably jumped ship if I had time to think about what I was doing! :laughing:

I can't believe Indie was full! That's really weird. :confused3

Momof2Disneyboys
11-16-2011, 10:49 AM
That was terrible having to wait so long in the heat for a bus. I only remember having to wait close to that one time but that was when I was staying at AKL and was at AK, we were first in line so had just missed a bus but I still do not know why we had to wait so long that day, there had to be a mix up with the bus routes.

I think it is great that there are so many versions of Star Tours now.

Heading over to BW is what we did our last trip rather than eat lunch at DHS when it was so crazy crowded, if it would not cut into our DHS time in March I would so do that but since we need to get back for our F! Pkg it won't work I am afraid.


It seemed like there must have been a mix up with the bus routes that afternoon. :faint: We saw several buses for the other resorts go by, several times. :headache: Plus I thought it was weird that the new driver had to wait so long to start his route.

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Oh well. It's bound to happen once in awhile I guess.

That's a good idea to head over to the BW to eat when you are at DHS - if time permits. There's lots of yummy food on the BW!! :thumbsup2
I can't believe you had to wait so long for a bus! :eek: We had some really horrible bus service on that 1st trip when we stayed at POR, but that was *mostly* at park closing. Wow. And how rude that CM was to you. :mad: You don't experience that many rude CM's, but when you do it is really infuriating.

So I know that RnRC is your fav and your DS12's favorite ride, so have you ever done the "script" in the room with the band? ;)

When the manager says "What do you want me to do, send them with you?" The audience is supposed to say "HOW ABOUT SOME BACKSTAGE PASSES??!!" And then Steven Tyler says "Wait a minute, I love that idea... How about some backstage passes!"

And then when she calls to get the limo and says "Make it a stretch" The audience is supposed to say "HOW ABOUT A SUPER STRETCH!" and then she says "Better make it a super stretch"

It's always fun to do that. :yay:

We learned this when we met a CM at Fantasmic and she took us on RnRC through the back entrance. I did it this past trip and everyone started cracking up :rotfl: Then some guy was like "Looks like someone's been on this before" :laughing:

I love RnRC :lovestruc

and I miss Disney :guilty:

These AP's are burning a serious hole in my pocket.


That is too funny!! :lmao: DS and I usually say stuff like that quietly to each other. We've never said it out loud though!!


I miss Disney too. Not sure when the next trip will be, but I hope it's sooner rather than later! :wizard: Are you going to WDW before/after your cruise?

Momof2Disneyboys
11-16-2011, 10:58 AM
That was one crazy wait time for a bus! I bet cooling off in the pool felt extra good after that wait in the heat!
DH is a bus snob. He loves having the car and being able to drive to the parks. After your report I might be thankful for always having our car!

We couldn't wait to get back to the resort and to the pool!!

Wow! I can't believe you waited that long. I would have been so miserable in that heat. Good grief! Something obviously was wrong. I wonder why the CM didn't just say that? I'm sure that pool was dreamy by the time your kids jumped in!

Yay for no wait on RNRC! We didn't have any wait either, which is a good thing, b/c I would have probably jumped ship if I had time to think about what I was doing! :laughing:

I can't believe Indie was full! That's really weird. :confused3


It was pretty miserable.:faint: IDK why the CM didn't just say something like --there was a mix up, or the bus has been delayed, or it will be here shortly, or something!! :rolleyes:

I love when there's no wait for RNRC!! :thumbsup2 It seems to happen quite often now that TSM is there.

I know, we expected to be able to walk right into the Indy show at the last minute and get a seat due to the lack of people in the park that morning. The park must have been filling up quickly while we were having our nasty lunch! :confused3:lmao:

rusafee1183
11-16-2011, 11:20 AM
Yes! We are planning on going for a day before and a few days (3, maybe 4) after. :cool1: I will definitely get my Disney fix in a few months, but now I keep hearing about Southwest flight deals and they keep sending me discounts and codes. Disney knows how to really put the bug in your ear. :rolleyes:

We are staying at the Hyatt at the airport the night before the cruise because they make everything super easy in the morning when you board the ship. I'm not sure where we are staying after the cruise. We are staying with our DVC friends again, so it will depend on availability. She is trying for BLT, BC or BWV this time. I am obviously OK with any of the above :lmao:

I'm just excited to spend time with friends at Disney again!!! It was a blast last time.:woohoo:

Have you decided whether you're doing a cruise yet or not? popcorn::

mickeystoontown
11-16-2011, 11:59 AM
I'm such a ditz sometimes.:upsidedow I was telling John about your trip report last night and he said "did you tell her you had Disney dog toys for sale?" . I didn't even think about that before. :rolleyes: I have the last set listed on ebay right now. If you want to take a look, go to ebay and search for me. I use the same user name on ebay as on the Disboards....mickeystoontown.

momtoBrandon&Jacob
11-16-2011, 01:02 PM
Shelley I always enjoy your reports. You really know how to have fun at Disney and your boys seem like they have just as much fun. It looks like youv'e been going for quite a few years. We've gone the past 4 years and I think we will give it a rest for now. Will probably do a cruise in 2012 (not Disney).

I think if I make my boys pose for one more picture with Mickey they will hang me! :rotfl:

Do you think you will go back to Disney again next year or someplace else?

Momof2Disneyboys
11-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Yes! We are planning on going for a day before and a few days (3, maybe 4) after. :cool1: I will definitely get my Disney fix in a few months, but now I keep hearing about Southwest flight deals and they keep sending me discounts and codes. Disney knows how to really put the bug in your ear. :rolleyes:

We are staying at the Hyatt at the airport the night before the cruise because they make everything super easy in the morning when you board the ship. I'm not sure where we are staying after the cruise. We are staying with our DVC friends again, so it will depend on availability. She is trying for BLT, BC or BWV this time. I am obviously OK with any of the above :lmao:

I'm just excited to spend time with friends at Disney again!!! It was a blast last time.:woohoo:

Have you decided whether you're doing a cruise yet or not? popcorn::

Wow that sounds like quite the trip!! :cool1::cloud9:

I still don't know about the cruise. It would be in spring 2013 if we did it. The rates recently came out and I went ahead and booked a 3 nighter, but I'm now having my doubts....It's just so much $$. :faint: I'm not sure I can justify spending that much money for such a short trip. And then add in a few nights at WDW and we would be spending so much that I am considering doing something else! :confused3
I'm such a ditz sometimes.:upsidedow I was telling John about your trip report last night and he said "did you tell her you had Disney dog toys for sale?" . I didn't even think about that before. :rolleyes: I have the last set listed on ebay right now. If you want to take a look, go to ebay and search for me. I use the same user name on ebay as on the Disboards....mickeystoontown.

I'll have to take a look. :thumbsup2 Thanks!

Shelley I always enjoy your reports. You really know how to have fun at Disney and your boys seem like they have just as much fun. It looks like youv'e been going for quite a few years. We've gone the past 4 years and I think we will give it a rest for now. Will probably do a cruise in 2012 (not Disney).

I think if I make my boys pose for one more picture with Mickey they will hang me! :rotfl:

Do you think you will go back to Disney again next year or someplace else?

Glad you are enjoying the TR! :goodvibes

Yes, we will most likely go back to Disney in 2012. The kids still love it!!

Not sure what we are doing yet for 2013. It will be our 15th anniversary so we want to do something different!

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 07:40 AM
When we got back to CBR we gathered all the dirty clothes and we headed over to the Jamaica quiet pool/laundry. The kids jumped right in the pool and were having a blast! :cool1:

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DH and I filled the washing machines with clothes and then lounged around by the pool. I took a little walk and took some pictures in the Jamaica section.

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Eventually we finished up our laundry and headed back to the room to start to pack up for our big move the next day and to get ready for dinner!


Up Next: Dinner at Shutter's

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 07:50 AM
After reading many mixed reviews of Shutter's I decided to go ahead and give it a try on this trip. This was our 3rd time staying at CBR and we hadn't tried it yet. So tonight we had an ADR there. After we got back to the room from swimming/laundry we had packed up a lot of our stuff. The kids were playing video games and with Lego's and weren't too interested in going to dinner. DH and I were hungry and wanted to try Shutter's, so we let them stay behind. I had bought bread and crackers at OPR earlier in the week and we had brought PB&J with us, so between that and all the little candies and things they had purchased along the way they had quite enough for a little feast in the room!

So DH and I got ready and headed across the bridge to dinner!

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They had just opened up when we got over there. We checked in and were given a buzzer, which went off about 3 minutes later and we were seated.

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We ordered and our waitress brought out some bread. It was pretty good.

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DH ordered the Caribbean Pasta with Shrimp. It wasn't really what he was expecting when it came, but he thought it was okay. I ordered the Aruba Style Roasted Chicken. I had hoped it would be as good as the chicken I had at Olivia's at OKW. Too bad it wasn't. The sauce on it was not good and I didn't like any of the side choices. So it wasn't a wonderful dinner for me.

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We were still on the DDP, so we still had dessert coming. :upsidedow DH ordered Tres Leches. I didn't see anything I really wanted, so I just ordered the Chocolate Cake.

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DH ate his dessert and thought it was good. I only had a few bites of my cake. It was okay, I'm just not too big into chocolate cake. It sure was pretty though!

The service was decent I guess. It wasn't crowded at all so the food came out quick. Our waitress was okay, not much of a personality though. We probably wouldn't return. We can get a better dinner at the food court.

Rating: 5 out of 10
Total Bill: $57


After dinner we walked over to the gift shop and took another look around. We looked outside and it was pouring!! We hadn't brought an umbrella or ponchos. So we waited it out. I found a shirt that I really wanted. I had been thinking about getting it all week, but I thought the price was a bit high at $28. And it came in several colors and I couldn't decide which one I liked best -- pink, purple, blue, or green.

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Well, there it was – the answer I had been looking for all week....The pink ones only were marked down to $19!! So pink it was!! So I go through all the pink ones and there are none in my size. :sad2: I asked the CM if the other colors were $19 as well and she said no, just the pink. Okay, great. I almost bought a size too big, but decided to wait and see if I could find a pink one in my size somewhere else.

It poured hard for a little while and then let up some so we went for it & ran back to the room! We got back and packed up a bit more. Originally I had planned to do laundry this evening, but we had gotten it done that afternoon and we were as packed up as we could be for our move to the Poly the next morning. So here we found ourselves with a free evening......I knew DS10 wanted to go back to the Lego store before the trip was over. And I wanted to be totally done with DTD, DHS, and AK before we got to the Poly. That way we would only be going to MK & Epcot once we got there, plus we wanted to spend plenty of down time at the Poly. So I told them this was our last chance to go to DTD and they were all over it!!! :yay: :yay:



Up Next: Downtown Disney

sjs314
11-17-2011, 08:22 AM
The boys almost had the pool all to themselves it looks like :goodvibes

It is too bad you did not enjoy your dinner at Shutter's, not sure if I ever read a review of there before, maybe that is why. I am the same way with chocolate cake, DH could inhale the stuff but me not so much. It figures about the rain when you had no umbrella or ponchos.............I almost bought a new umbrella the other day at target then passed on it but have to go back and get it, its only about 4 inches long would be so easy to take along anywhere but especially at Disney.

I almost forgot Congrates on booking the 3 day cruise. I will probably never get to take a cruise since I want to have a veranda and those rooms are so expensive

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 10:09 AM
The boys almost had the pool all to themselves it looks like :goodvibes

It is too bad you did not enjoy your dinner at Shutter's, not sure if I ever read a review of there before, maybe that is why. I am the same way with chocolate cake, DH could inhale the stuff but me not so much. It figures about the rain when you had no umbrella or ponchos.............I almost bought a new umbrella the other day at target then passed on it but have to go back and get it, its only about 4 inches long would be so easy to take along anywhere but especially at Disney.

I almost forgot Congrates on booking the 3 day cruise. I will probably never get to take a cruise since I want to have a veranda and those rooms are so expensive


The quiet pool was pretty empty that afternoon! :goodvibes

Shutter's was okay I guess, just not anything great and not really for us.

I love chocolate candy, chocolate ice cream, brownies, hot fudge, etc., but just don't really care for chocolate cake. :confused3 Weird, I know!!

We had 2 umbrellas and about a dozen ponchos -- in the room! :upsidedow


Thanks! I'm still not sure the cruise will actually happen, but everyone said to book as soon as the itineraries came out because the prices will do nothing but go up from there....I booked a room with a large porthole. I knew I wouldn't be able to stand an inside room and didn't want to pay for a veranda for a 3 night cruise.

sjs314
11-17-2011, 10:17 AM
The quiet pool was pretty empty that afternoon! :goodvibes

Shutter's was okay I guess, just not anything great and not really for us.

I love chocolate candy, chocolate ice cream, brownies, hot fudge, etc., but just don't really care for chocolate cake. :confused3 Weird, I know!!

We had 2 umbrellas and about a dozen ponchos -- in the room! :upsidedow


Thanks! I'm still not sure the cruise will actually happen, but everyone said to book as soon as the itineraries came out because the prices will do nothing but go up from there....I booked a room with a large porthole. I knew I wouldn't be able to stand an inside room and didn't want to pay for a veranda for a 3 night cruise.


I do not like the idea of a totally inside cabin either, a large porthole sounds ok, since you can see out, I know you can go walk out on the deck but it just seems like I would find I needed to be able to see out of the room itself. Are they running any deals for the time your booking? I know I always see things like kids sail free from Disney but I never seriously priced a cruise out myself. Strange how the priceing works with cruises

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 10:29 AM
I do not like the idea of a totally inside cabin either, a large porthole sounds ok, since you can see out, I know you can go walk out on the deck but it just seems like I would find I needed to be able to see out of the room itself. Are they running any deals for the time your booking? I know I always see things like kids sail free from Disney but I never seriously priced a cruise out myself. Strange how the priceing works with cruises



No, there were no deals. Actually I think the price is ridiculously crazy for a 3 night cruise, and to do a 4 night would add on nearly another $1000. :faint:

I have seen those 'kids sail free' specials too. But they have only been for the Mexican Riviera cruise.

The cruise pricing in really weird. All the categories and decks and cabin choices are all so confusing. But one nice thing is that you can pick your actual room when you book. I wish we could do that at the resorts!

sjs314
11-17-2011, 10:40 AM
No, there were no deals. Actually I think the price is ridiculously crazy for a 3 night cruise, and to do a 4 night would add on nearly another $1000. :faint:

I have seen those 'kids sail free' specials too. But they have only been for the Mexican Riviera cruise.

The cruise pricing in really weird. All the categories and decks and cabin choices are all so confusing. But one nice thing is that you can pick your actual room when you book. I wish we could do that at the resorts!

See how much attention I have paid to those ads? I had no idea they were for the Mexican Riviera cruise. I know once Disney sent me an offer for a cruise that was very near to sail time and it sounded like a great deal if I could have gone spur of the moment. When I was going to TA classes Disney was just starting in the cruise business and I was so excited about it, still haven't gone o a cruise yet , just another phase of my procrastinating ways :rotfl2:

mickeystoontown
11-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Well, if you have to do laundry on vacation, there's no better place to do it than by the CBR quiet pool. It looks like the boys almost had the pool to themselves.

Too bad the meal at Shutter's was less than memorable. The pictures of the food looked good though.

I somehow missed your post about booking a cruise. Was it a Disney cruise? I've been researching a 3 day Disney cruise with the possibility of going before our WDW vacation. Like you, I haven't been able to quite justify the amount of money it costs though.

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 11:13 AM
See how much attention I have paid to those ads? I had no idea they were for the Mexican Riviera cruise. I know once Disney sent me an offer for a cruise that was very near to sail time and it sounded like a great deal if I could have gone spur of the moment. When I was going to TA classes Disney was just starting in the cruise business and I was so excited about it, still haven't gone o a cruise yet , just another phase of my procrastinating ways :rotfl2:

Yeah, it's a lot to learn. Sometimes it seems like it is too much work for me!!:upsidedow Much easier to just go to WDW!! :laughing:
Well, if you have to do laundry on vacation, there's no better place to do it than by the CBR quiet pool. It looks like the boys almost had the pool to themselves.

Too bad the meal at Shutter's was less than memorable. The pictures of the food looked good though.

I somehow missed your post about booking a cruise. Was it a Disney cruise? I've been researching a 3 day Disney cruise with the possibility of going before our WDW vacation. Like you, I haven't been able to quite justify the amount of money it costs though.

True - doing laundry by the quiet pool wasn't so bad! :goodvibes


Yep - it's a Disney cruise. May 2013. Since it is Thur-Sun, we would probably do it after 4-5 nts at WDW. But yes, it is very costly for such a short trip. I still don't know what we will do.....

mickeystoontown
11-17-2011, 11:37 AM
Yep - it's a Disney cruise. May 2013. Since it is Thur-Sun, we would probably do it after 4-5 nts at WDW. But yes, it is very costly for such a short trip. I still don't know what we will do.....

That's the same one we are looking at. I wish they had a cruise that left on a Wednesday instead of a Thursday. The cost of the cruise and then six days at Disney ended up being several hundred dollars over the cost of an 11 day stay at the CBR with dining. I can't quite make up my mind if we want to book or not.

T*Bird
11-17-2011, 11:40 AM
Look at those 2 little fish having so much fun in the pool! Although I doubt if your DS12 would like being called a little fish. :laughing: Neither one is so little any more, but they have come such a long way in their swimming in just a few short years!

Those laundry rooms looks so very neat and well-kept. That's one laundromat I wouldn't mind going to. I usually hate when I have to go wash a big comforter or something that won't fit in my washer, because most laundromats give me the willies.

When I was reading the Shutters part, it was like I was reading a mystery novel and anxious to find out whodunit. :laughing: I was hoping it was a 10 out of 10 since you have had some disappointing meals, and especially since you and your DH were having a nice dinner with just the 2 of you. :sad2: From the pics, I don't think I would have liked the food either. Rather unappetizing looking. And your DH's dish looked like a child's portion! That hardly looked like enough food for a grown man. But I guess it was enough in this case! :laughing:

But the good news is that you look like a couple of cute newlyweds in your pic. I love your dress!

Cute T-shirt - I hope you find it in your size!

Y'all are too funny going back to DTD! ;)

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 12:42 PM
That's the same one we are looking at. I wish they had a cruise that left on a Wednesday instead of a Thursday. The cost of the cruise and then six days at Disney ended up being several hundred dollars over the cost of an 11 day stay at the CBR with dining. I can't quite make up my mind if we want to book or not.

I know, isn't it ridiculous??? That's how I look at it too -- I could have SEVERAL more days of vacation if we just go to WDW.....

Look at those 2 little fish having so much fun in the pool! Although I doubt if your DS12 would like being called a little fish. :laughing: Neither one is so little any more, but they have come such a long way in their swimming in just a few short years!

Those laundry rooms looks so very neat and well-kept. That's one laundromat I wouldn't mind going to. I usually hate when I have to go wash a big comforter or something that won't fit in my washer, because most laundromats give me the willies.

When I was reading the Shutters part, it was like I was reading a mystery novel and anxious to find out whodunit. :laughing: I was hoping it was a 10 out of 10 since you have had some disappointing meals, and especially since you and your DH were having a nice dinner with just the 2 of you. :sad2: From the pics, I don't think I would have liked the food either. Rather unappetizing looking. And your DH's dish looked like a child's portion! That hardly looked like enough food for a grown man. But I guess it was enough in this case! :laughing:

But the good news is that you look like a couple of cute newlyweds in your pic. I love your dress!

Cute T-shirt - I hope you find it in your size!

Y'all are too funny going back to DTD! ;)


Yes, the boys have come a long way with their swimming!! A few years ago they wouldn't have been jumping in the pool like that, especially not DS10! They had a blast swimming on vacation. I think we hit the pools about 6-7 times between CBR and the Poly!

I guess if you have to go to a laundromat CBR is the place to go! :thumbsup2

Yeah it sure wasn't a good day for food that day. :upsidedow I thought DH's meal looked pretty gross. I think it had goat cheese or something on it. :confused: He ate it though. :rotfl:

Newlyweds :rotfl2: I think we are a bit old for that!!! :laughing: But thanks!! I knew as soon as I saw that dress last summer that I had to have it to wear at CBR! :goodvibes

Yes, silly me I thought this would be our last trip to DTD on this trip......:rolleyes1

seacrestpromo
11-17-2011, 12:43 PM
Shelly - Liking the pictures of the grounds and pool of CBR. I was surprised that they didn't serve jerk chicken or rum cake at Shutters - classic foods of the Caribbean - too bad it wasn't the better meal, but glad you and your husband were able to spend it alone together.

Good report today!

Congrats on booking the cruise for 2013! :cool1:

Sea :cool1:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 01:03 PM
Shelly - Liking the pictures of the grounds and pool of CBR. I was surprised that they didn't serve jerk chicken or rum cake at Shutters - classic foods of the Caribbean - too bad it wasn't the better meal, but glad you and your husband were able to spend it alone together.

Good report today!

Congrats on booking the cruise for 2013! :cool1:

Sea :cool1:


Thanks Sea! Yeah I think jerk chicken was what I had a Olivia's at OKW that time and it was so good.

Yes, at least DH and I had an hour or so of alone time. That doesn't happen too often!


Thanks, still thinking about ditching the cruise though......And coming out to DL and Hawaii!!!!!!! Still not sure.....

seacrestpromo
11-17-2011, 01:39 PM
Oh Cool! I hope I didn't disappoint you on those prices I found on Aulani. LOL! It would be so great to set up a split vacation like that!

Thanks Sea! Yeah I think jerk chicken was what I had a Olivia's at OKW that time and it was so good.

Yes, at least DH and I had an hour or so of alone time. That doesn't happen too often!


Thanks, still thinking about ditching the cruise though......And coming out to DL and Hawaii!!!!!!! Still not sure.....

Momof2Disneyboys
11-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Oh Cool! I hope I didn't disappoint you on those prices I found on Aulani. LOL! It would be so great to set up a split vacation like that!


No, I already knew. Believe me, I've priced it several times. :rotfl: We would probably only do about 4 nights in Hawaii anyway. We'll see.....It's still quite a ways off so anything could happen!

Monny2AE
11-17-2011, 02:06 PM
Your post reminded me why we've never tried Shutters and probably never will.

Congrats on booking your cruise...if you don't change your mind between now and then!

Did you ever find the shirt for $19??? Or are you keeping us in suspense until the DTD update? :laughing:

Mndisneygirl
11-17-2011, 02:51 PM
I'm so glad you got to have a dinner date! I love that you have a picture (I've noticed a few) of just the two of you too! We always forget that!

I'm sorry it was less than stellar. I chuckled a bit that they just opened and had to give you a beeper for three minutes. You'd think they could just seat you! I guess the reports were rather accurate about the food there, huh?

Good to have a "free" evening! Why not go to DTD?!

ddluvsdisney
11-17-2011, 06:15 PM
Sounded like a nice dinner to yourselves w/out kids. Sometimes those are nice even if it's a family vacation.
I missed the post about booking the cruise. Disney cruises are so EXPENSIVE that's why we haven't done one. Our friends did a 3 day cruise this past year and it cost the same as our week at the Poly. That is INSANE!!! No matter how much I'd LOVE to do a Disney cruise- I just can't justify the cost. I think I'd rather stay a week at the Poly. :)

Deb

fromscratchmom
11-17-2011, 07:30 PM
Such CUTE shirts! :shamrock:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-18-2011, 02:01 PM
Your post reminded me why we've never tried Shutters and probably never will.

Congrats on booking your cruise...if you don't change your mind between now and then!

Did you ever find the shirt for $19??? Or are you keeping us in suspense until the DTD update? :laughing:

Yeah you can really get a better and cheaper meal in the food court. :thumbsup2

Thanks! It's a good thing we have a lot of time between now and the cruise because I'm still confused about it. :upsidedow

You'll find out about the shirt soon enough....:rolleyes1

I'm so glad you got to have a dinner date! I love that you have a picture (I've noticed a few) of just the two of you too! We always forget that!

I'm sorry it was less than stellar. I chuckled a bit that they just opened and had to give you a beeper for three minutes. You'd think they could just seat you! I guess the reports were rather accurate about the food there, huh?

Good to have a "free" evening! Why not go to DTD?!

Thanks! DS takes really good pics anymore, so we get lots of DH & I now! :goodvibes

I know, I was thinking the same thing -- a beeper? Really? There were less than 10 families checking in at the time!!

I love when we end up with free time at WDW!! :thumbsup2

Sounded like a nice dinner to yourselves w/out kids. Sometimes those are nice even if it's a family vacation.
I missed the post about booking the cruise. Disney cruises are so EXPENSIVE that's why we haven't done one. Our friends did a 3 day cruise this past year and it cost the same as our week at the Poly. That is INSANE!!! No matter how much I'd LOVE to do a Disney cruise- I just can't justify the cost. I think I'd rather stay a week at the Poly. :)

Deb

We rarely get an evening to ourselves, so it was nice. :goodvibes And the kids didn't want to come anyway!! I'm glad they didn't, they would have hated it. :rotfl:

Exactly what I am thinking about the cruise -- I just don't know if it's going to be worth the cost.....:confused3

Such CUTE shirts! :shamrock:

I thought they were really cute. They had a pink jacket in the same design but it was really expensive. :scared1:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-18-2011, 03:17 PM
We got ready and headed out to DTD and were there in no time. We went straight to Once Upon a Toy, where DH surprised the kids and bought them the new Phineas & Ferb game for the Wii!

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DS10 thought about buying this toy, but decided to save his $$ for the Lego store. Again. :rolleyes:

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Next up was World of Disney. Where I found the shirts again. And the pink ones were marked down and they had my size!!:goodvibes

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Then it was onto the Lego store.

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DS10 spent another wad of cash in there and then we stopped at Goofy's Candy Store for a snack and then headed back to CBR to go to bed.

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Up Next: We're movin' on up! :cloud9:

lala3291
11-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Hi Shelly! Well, we are back! We had the most wonderful trip. :cloud9: We thoroughly enjoyed the GF, and the girls and I had such a magical time. This is our favorite time of year to visit WDW! Even the weather cooporated, no rain...not one drop!
I have loved reading your last couple of updates...they are making me miss WDW already!
Looking forward to reading about your Poly arrival.:goodvibes

sjs314
11-18-2011, 03:29 PM
I can not get over all the visits to the lego store, they must know you by name. :laughing:

I know you were happy you waited to find your size in the pink shirt, great find!

Not sure if we are going to head to DTD in March or not we have 2 free mornings so it will depend if we want to head back to maybe DHS or over to AK, maybe the pool if it is warm enough or DTD. I keep reading about how bad the bus service is for DTD, last time we were staying at OKW and it was a breeze taking the boat there and back.

Momof2Disneyboys
11-18-2011, 04:07 PM
Hi Shelly! Well, we are back! We had the most wonderful trip. :cloud9: We thoroughly enjoyed the GF, and the girls and I had such a magical time. This is our favorite time of year to visit WDW! Even the weather cooporated, no rain...not one drop!
I have loved reading your last couple of updates...they are making me miss WDW already!
Looking forward to reading about your Poly arrival.:goodvibes


Welcome back Lauren!! :goodvibes So glad to see you here, but so sad that your trip is over. :hug:

I'm glad you and the girls had such a nice time. It is a very nice time of year to go. I've been sad the last few weeks because we were down there at the beginning of November the last 2 years!!

Glad you didn't get any rain!

I can not get over all the visits to the lego store, they must know you by name. :laughing:

I know you were happy you waited to find your size in the pink shirt, great find!

Not sure if we are going to head to DTD in March or not we have 2 free mornings so it will depend if we want to head back to maybe DHS or over to AK, maybe the pool if it is warm enough or DTD. I keep reading about how bad the bus service is for DTD, last time we were staying at OKW and it was a breeze taking the boat there and back.



I know. :upsidedow And we weren't done there yet......:rolleyes1

I'm glad I waited and was able to find the pink shirt in my size too!! :yay:

I hope you get at least a few hours in DTD in March. :thumbsup2

Mndisneygirl
11-18-2011, 10:58 PM
I just have to say one more thing about the Disney Cruises. They are a lot more expensive than a trip to WDW. They are more expensive than other cruise lines.
BUT - They are WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! I thought the same thing when I saw the prices for a three and four day cruise were in the thousands! But wow, it is so much fun, you are treated like royalty, meals included, so much wonderful entertainment...I could go on but you get the idea. When we have gone we have added a few days at WDW, but you could certainly do that part cheaper, stay value or mod, etc...
I'm not one to tell other people what to do, or how to spend their money, and cruising is not for everyone, BUT, you will never suffer through a bad meal and not get taken care of. You will never be bored, your kids will be entertained and have a place to go where they won't want to leave (more adult time for you), and it is just the MOST beautiful ship!!! More relaxing than WDW (so it's nice to go after a WDW visit).

Okay, that was more than one thing, but I just hope people look at more than the $$ and see the VALUE.
I'm getting down from the soapbox now.

Glad you found that pink shirt on sale and in your size!!!
Can't go wrong with a snack from Goofy's!!

marDgreen88
11-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Oh man! You just did not have good luck with food that day! :(
I'm glad yall had a good evening at DTD. Yay you found your pink shirt!
I need to go to Goofy's next trip... mmmm everything looks so good.
Can't wait to read about your move to the POLY! :cool1:

JoBird
11-19-2011, 12:32 PM
I'm a couple of posts behind, sorry. You're moving too fast for me I can't keep up. ;););)

I will say that:
1) your dress was adorable that you wore that night to Shutters.
2) Glad the boys had some time in the pool to play around. Teri is right-- they've come so far with their swimming abilities! Time for you to get a pool in the back yard~!!:thumbsup2
3) The laundry room looked so clean--- I loved the coke machine. Wish I had one at my house.
4) Shutters looked......:sick::eek::eek: That is all.
5) When you posted the tshirts at first I said "Pink! Get the pink!" and then I saw the blue and said "Wait-- get the blue. Er, maybe the purple. Not the green. Don't like the green. But wait, the pink is the best!" :rotfl2: Glad you found one for cheaper at DTD in your size. That is a really good color on you.:woohoo:
6) More Legos????????? :faint:
7) Such a sweet dad to get a new game for the boys!
8) Nice ending to your day with Candy!!!!!
AND finally.......

yay for moooooooovin on up!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read about it!!:banana:

JoBird
11-19-2011, 12:33 PM
Welcome home Lauren!!! So glad you had a great trip----Tell us all about the GF and all the good stuff that happened!!!popcorn::

lala3291
11-19-2011, 01:24 PM
Welcome home Lauren!!! So glad you had a great trip----Tell us all about the GF and all the good stuff that happened!!!popcorn::

Thanks for welcoming me back Shelly and Jo!
Our trip was just wonderful. We had so many highlights. We fell in love with the GF all over again! Sugarloaf was great, perfect for us! It was so easy just going down to get a bite to eat. The grounds are so pretty as well. The lobby is gorgeous as it is, but adding the Christmas decorations made it even more beautiful.
Our meals were great. Our surprise favorite was 1900 Park Fare. The characters were fantastic. We also had meals at Mama Melrose's, Le Cellier, The Plaza, and Tony's. We liked them all! Crowds were a bit heavier than I expected, but nothing too crazy. We did MVMCP twice and loved it both times!
We had a great trip filled with wonderful memories.:lovestruc

Momof2Disneyboys
11-19-2011, 01:26 PM
I just have to say one more thing about the Disney Cruises. They are a lot more expensive than a trip to WDW. They are more expensive than other cruise lines.
BUT - They are WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! I thought the same thing when I saw the prices for a three and four day cruise were in the thousands! But wow, it is so much fun, you are treated like royalty, meals included, so much wonderful entertainment...I could go on but you get the idea. When we have gone we have added a few days at WDW, but you could certainly do that part cheaper, stay value or mod, etc...
I'm not one to tell other people what to do, or how to spend their money, and cruising is not for everyone, BUT, you will never suffer through a bad meal and not get taken care of. You will never be bored, your kids will be entertained and have a place to go where they won't want to leave (more adult time for you), and it is just the MOST beautiful ship!!! More relaxing than WDW (so it's nice to go after a WDW visit).

Okay, that was more than one thing, but I just hope people look at more than the $$ and see the VALUE.
I'm getting down from the soapbox now.

Glad you found that pink shirt on sale and in your size!!!
Can't go wrong with a snack from Goofy's!!

Wow I guess you love Disney cruises huh??? :rotfl:

I know what you mean. I am sure it is so very awesome :lovestruc and worth every penny. I'm just not sure I want to give up that many of my pennies!! :laughing:

We usually only get one vacation a year, and I just want it to be as long as possible. And it would have to be considerably shorter for the price of the cruise. So I guess I just need to make up my mind if I can do it!!

We'll see.....lots of time to decide. If we don't do it we will always wonder about it, so we will probably end up giving it a try! :thumbsup2

Oh man! You just did not have good luck with food that day!
I'm glad yall had a good evening at DTD. Yay you found your pink shirt!
I need to go to Goofy's next trip... mmmm everything looks so good.
Can't wait to read about your move to the POLY!

No we didn't!! :upsidedow

Everyone needs to stop into Goofy's sometime!

The Poly check in is coming up soon. :cool1:

I'm a couple of posts behind, sorry. You're moving too fast for me I can't keep up.

I will say that:
1) your dress was adorable that you wore that night to Shutters.
2) Glad the boys had some time in the pool to play around. Teri is right-- they've come so far with their swimming abilities! Time for you to get a pool in the back yard~!!:thumbsup2
3) The laundry room looked so clean--- I loved the coke machine. Wish I had one at my house.
4) Shutters looked......:sick::eek: That is all.
5) When you posted the tshirts at first I said "Pink! Get the pink!" and then I saw the blue and said "Wait-- get the blue. Er, maybe the purple. Not the green. Don't like the green. But wait, the pink is the best!" Glad you found one for cheaper at DTD in your size. That is a really good color on you.:woohoo:
6) More Legos?????????
7) Such a sweet dad to get a new game for the boys!
8) Nice ending to your day with Candy!!!!!
AND finally.......

yay for moooooooovin on up!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read about it!!:banana:

Well I'm glad you are all caught up!!:faint: :laughing:

1) Thank you!
2) They had so much fun swimming on this trip! :yay:
3) A Coke machine in your house :rotfl:
4) :scared1:
5) I really liked all the shirt colors! I usually don't like green, but I even liked that. :upsidedow I'm so glad one color went on sale so I didn't have to make the decision!! :rotfl:
6) Yep. :faint: And there's more to come....:rolleyes:
7) Oh yes. :cool1:
8) Gotta love candy!! It was the only good food I had all day! :thumbsup2


Movin' on up is coming up soon!!:cloud9:

Welcome home Lauren!!! So glad you had a great trip----Tell us all about the GF and all the good stuff that happened!!!

Yeah Lauren, tell us more..........popcorn:::yay:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-19-2011, 01:31 PM
Thanks for welcoming me back Shelly and Jo!
Our trip was just wonderful. We had so many highlights. We fell in love with the GF all over again! Sugarloaf was great, perfect for us! It was so easy just going down to get a bite to eat. The grounds are so pretty as well. The lobby is gorgeous as it is, but adding the Christmas decorations made it even more beautiful.
Our meals were great. Our surprise favorite was 1900 Park Fare. The characters were fantastic. We also had meals at Mama Melrose's, Le Cellier, The Plaza, and Tony's. We liked them all! Crowds were a bit heavier than I expected, but nothing too crazy. We did MVMCP twice and loved it both times!
We had a great trip filled with wonderful memories.:lovestruc



Sounds fantastic. :cloud9: I've got to try GF sugarloaf someday!! :thumbsup2

Did you have breakfast or dinner and 1900 PF? We had dinner there once and loved the characters but not the food so much.

lala3291
11-19-2011, 01:48 PM
Sounds fantastic. :cloud9: I've got to try GF sugarloaf someday!! :thumbsup2

Did you have breakfast or dinner and 1900 PF? We had dinner there once and loved the characters but not the food so much.

We actually had breafast AND dinner there! The food was definitely better at breakfast than dinner, but the girls preferred the characters at dinner. They didn't rush at all, and they were hilarious!
And yes, you have to try sugarloaf! It is so wonderful.:cloud9:

Momof2Disneyboys
11-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Hello everyone!! Is everyone as crazy busy as I am this week??? :faint:

Things are only going to get more crazy from here on out so here's my (very likely) one and only update for the week:



Day 6 – Wednesday August 31


It was here! Today was the day! We were finally going to be checking into the Polynesian!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool1:

We had planned to sleep in a bit and take our time getting ready and packed up and all that. No need to check into the Poly too early and risk our room not being ready. But of course I woke fairly early and laid there thinking about all the unknowns.....Would our move go smoothly? Would our room be ready? Would we be happy with our room location? Would we get a balcony? Would we get a nice view? Would the room be nice and clean? What would Club Level be like? And most of all – Would the Poly live up to all the hype???

:crazy2:

So we got up and packed up our last minute things and called a cab. They met us right at the curb of our building, so no need to trek all our luggage to OPR or the Custom House!

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We were surprised they sent a car. Last time we did a split stay they sent a van.

He crammed all our luggage in the trunk and away we went. DH sat up from with the driver and the kids and I were in the back. We asked him to make a stop at Hess because I wanted to run in and get some Mtn. Dew. I had brought some down with me but was running low. So he pulled into Hess and I went inside, only to find out that they don't sell Mtn Dew. :sad2: No Pepsi products at all. :eek: Can you believe that??? I guess NO ONE on WDW property sells Pepsi products. Crazy!

So we weren't off to a good start. But pretty soon we were pulling into the Poly and the Mtn. Dew was all forgotten about!

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We were greeted by a CM and we gave them our last name & told them we were staying CL, and they said that they would take our luggage and get us someone to take us to the Hawaii building. A CM came over shortly and said all the golf carts were out and she would walk us to Hawaii. We walked inside the ground floor of the Great Ceremonial House and were given leis and the kids thought that was just great!

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Then we walked through the lobby and out the back door and to the Hawaii CL building.

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We went inside the Hawaii CL lobby and got all checked in. There were 2 CM's there and we were the only guests. They were nice, but not super friendly. I had planned to ask if there were any upgrades available to a lagoon or castle view (we were booked in garden view) but chickened out!!:laughing:

We were told that our room was ready and that our request of a top floor had been granted!! We were given our packet, our room keys, and some welcome buckets for the kids.

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We booked a GV room and that's the side of the building we got. She said we were in room 3527. We took the elevator up to the third floor and went to our room. None of our room keys would work. We tried several times. So the kids and I stayed there at the door while DH went back down to the CL check in and told them that our keys didn't work. While we waited on him to come back up I pulled out my little list of CL GV room numbers and the views they each had that I had jotted down with info from the DIS before we left. 3527 was one that said it had a not so great view. Great. Well pretty soon DH comes back and says that's not our room, she wrote down the wrong number. Our room is actually 3522. So I quickly look at my list again and it says 3519, 3520, 3521 – very bad view of an ugly tree. :scared1: And beside 3522 I had a question mark.....I had 3523-3526 as rooms with great views. So I had no idea what we were in for. We made our way to our new room and opened the door and I ran right over to the balcony and we had a half view of the ugly tree and a half view of the quiet pool. I was happy!!:yay:

DH called for our luggage and was told that it would be about 15-20 minutes. We were starving and wanted to go to the lounge and get something to eat, but we were stuck waiting on our luggage. So I took some room pics!

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Continued in next post.....

Momof2Disneyboys
11-21-2011, 04:30 PM
Continued.....




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The room was simply gorgeous and we loved everything about it! It was spacious, clean, and beautiful. :cloud9: I was afraid it would be too dark for me – I usually prefer lighter woods – but it was fine and I loved it! :lovestruc

After about 20 minutes or so our luggage was delivered and we were off to the CL lounge to get some snacks.


Up Next: Club Level Lounge and our balcony & view

Mndisneygirl
11-21-2011, 04:54 PM
Shelly - was there just the one bathroom sink or were there two separate ones that were facing each other? Seems strange that a deluxe would only have one!
I love the picture of your DS lounging!
Glad you got a room with a balcony and a decent view!!

sjs314
11-21-2011, 05:38 PM
I feel silly even writing it but one of the things I think makes me want to stay at the Poly is checking in and getting a leis. :cloud9: It was nice that your room was ready, after the mix up with room numbers, I can only imagine your haste to go see the view from the balcony.

I wonder if you had requested IPO to get you Mt Dew if you would have had it? I have read some strange requests people make of IPO, Mt Dew sounds like one that might come up often. Next time you do CL ;)

JoBird
11-21-2011, 05:46 PM
Moving Day!!!:banana: Moving Day!!:banana:
Don't you just LOVE MOVING DAY?????:yay:

I'm so glad you loved the Poly. I feel like my work was done in getting you to try it.:lmao: I hope it hasn't ruined you on all other resorts though. It is so beautiful and wonderful and lovely and relaxing and FUN.

Happy you got a good view and not an ugly tree view.
And a balcony.
That was always a worry.:rolleyes1


Great pictures too---- the robe one---- thankyouverymuch--- had me :rotfl2:!!!!!!!!! Did you laugh when you saw them hanging there???? I thought about you when I opened up the closet in the GF.:lmao::lmao::lmao:


Thanks for posting this update--- I know your week is going to be crazy- so have a Happy, HAPPY Thanksgiving!!:goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
11-21-2011, 08:10 PM
Shelly - was there just the one bathroom sink or were there two separate ones that were facing each other? Seems strange that a deluxe would only have one!
I love the picture of your DS lounging!
Glad you got a room with a balcony and a decent view!!

Yes, there was just one sink. Most of the buildings there only have one sink. I think the 2 newest buildings there have 2 sinks, maybe Tokelau and Tahiti....


We were so happy with our room & view!! :lovestruc

I feel silly even writing it but one of the things I think makes me want to stay at the Poly is checking in and getting a leis. :cloud9: It was nice that your room was ready, after the mix up with room numbers, I can only imagine your haste to go see the view from the balcony.

I wonder if you had requested IPO to get you Mt Dew if you would have had it? I have read some strange requests people make of IPO, Mt Dew sounds like one that might come up often. Next time you do CL ;)

Actually when you visit the Poly if you walk in through the bottom floor of the GCH you just might get some leis!! :cool1:

I had wondered that too about IPO and the Mtn Dew!! But it seems like Pepsi/Mtn Dew are bad words at Disney! :rotfl:

Moving Day!!!:banana: Moving Day!!:banana:
Don't you just LOVE MOVING DAY?????:yay:

I'm so glad you loved the Poly. I feel like my work was done in getting you to try it.:lmao: I hope it hasn't ruined you on all other resorts though. It is so beautiful and wonderful and lovely and relaxing and FUN.

Happy you got a good view and not an ugly tree view.
And a balcony.
That was always a worry.:rolleyes1


Great pictures too---- the robe one---- thankyouverymuch--- had me :rotfl2:!!!!!!!!! Did you laugh when you saw them hanging there???? I thought about you when I opened up the closet in the GF.:lmao::lmao::lmao:


Thanks for posting this update--- I know your week is going to be crazy- so have a Happy, HAPPY Thanksgiving!!:goodvibes



I love moving day when the move is to the POLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!:banana:

Yes the room, view, and balcony situation was a concern but all turned out for the best! :thumbsup2

The robes!! :laughing: Of course I thought of you when I saw them! :rotfl: And even more-so a few days later......but I will save that post for later....:rolleyes1:lmao:



Thank you - you have a Happy Thanksgiving too! :goodvibes

lala3291
11-21-2011, 08:12 PM
Wow- your room looks so nice! We took a walk around the Poly this past trip, and now I definitely want to stay there- the girls do too! The grounds were beautiful!
If I don't post on here before Thursday, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone has a wonderful day with their families!:goodvibes

Momof2Disneyboys
11-21-2011, 08:21 PM
Wow- your room looks so nice! We took a walk around the Poly this past trip, and now I definitely want to stay there- the girls do too! The grounds were beautiful!
If I don't post on here before Thursday, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone has a wonderful day with their families!:goodvibes


It really is a wonderful place. :cloud9: You should definitely stay there sometime!!

Thanks so much, you have a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family too.

Momof2Disneyboys
11-21-2011, 08:25 PM
If I don't get back on here before then --


I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!! :goodvibes

sjs314
11-21-2011, 09:12 PM
Yes maybe it was a good thing you did not ask IPO for Mt Dew, they might have punished you for saying the bad words and given you the room with the ugly tree view. :rotfl2:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too Shelly

Mndisneygirl
11-21-2011, 10:00 PM
Thanks for the info on the sink Shelly.

You are one of my many DIS friends that I am thankful for.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Disney Mommy 3
11-22-2011, 09:51 AM
Your room looks exactly liked mine!! Our bathroom layout was a little different and we had no robes, but the rooms are the same...they are huge aren't they?!!

marDgreen88
11-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Ahhh the Polynesian! BEAUTIFUL! I love all your room pictures! :cloud9:
Don't worry about not posting, it's a holiday week! Have a great Thanksgiving!

seacrestpromo
11-22-2011, 12:58 PM
Great update Shelly on your moving day into the Poly!

Love your room and the pictures! You never miss a thing!

Sea :cool1:

ddluvsdisney
11-22-2011, 03:49 PM
We really just missed each other. B/C of hurricane Irene we had to stay 2 more days, so we ended up leaving the day before you checked in. We were in Tokelau 3rd floor. I thought the CL room would look a little different too but it looked exactly the same as ours. Can't wait for more Poly!!! Happy Thanksgiving :)

RinkyTinkyTinky
11-22-2011, 07:15 PM
Shelly, are you sure you weren't born in the south? I think your addiction to Mt. Dew qualifies you as an honorary southerner! :laughing: Seriously, people around here are obsessed with Mt. Dew. We even saw a TV special on it one night about how so many people in the south have rotten teeth because all they drink is Mt. Dew! :rotfl: I am not kidding! :lmao: So don't drink too much of it, or then you'll look like one of us too! :laughing:

The Poly looks so awesome! The room seems so big! I can't wait to see all your picture from around the resort. I've been there several times, but always at night so I haven't really seen all the beauty there.

I'm so glad you got a good room. I can just picture you guys out there lounging and taking in the gorgeous scenery. :cloud9: I'm ready to see that pool too! :worship:

I know I told you before but I love the buckets for the kids! Very nice touch!

sjs314
11-22-2011, 07:48 PM
Shelly, are you sure you weren't born in the south? I think your addiction to Mt. Dew qualifies you as an honorary southerner! :laughing: Seriously, people around here are obsessed with Mt. Dew. We even saw a TV special on it one night about how so many people in the south have rotten teeth because all they drink is Mt. Dew! :rotfl: I am not kidding! :lmao: So don't drink too much of it, or then you'll look like one of us too! :laughing:

The Poly looks so awesome! The room seems so big! I can't wait to see all your picture from around the resort. I've been there several times, but always at night so I haven't really seen all the beauty there.

I'm so glad you got a good room. I can just picture you guys out there lounging and taking in the gorgeous scenery. :cloud9: I'm ready to see that pool too! :worship:

I know I told you before but I love the buckets for the kids! Very nice touch!

Rinky Your post made me laugh, one year I visited a friend in WV and there sat pappy with his morning cup of coffee and in the other hand a can of Mt Dew.:laughing:

RinkyTinkyTinky
11-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Rinky Your post made me laugh, one year I visited a friend in WV and there sat pappy with his morning cup of coffee and in the other hand a can of Mt Dew.:laughing:


:lmao: Yep, that sounds about right!

Monny2AE
11-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Poly looks gorgeous!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!