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kdog_1981
12-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Hi all!!! This is my first TR and I figured why not try to do it on each day of my trip. We decided to go with BC being walking distances from EP & HS. So I will start with introducing my family.


Me! Kenny, I'm 31 from Rochester NY. Navy Veteran and waiting to get in the reserves. My daughter Harper who will be 11 months on Jan 1st.
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My wife, Cristina 31. She is the amazing person who keeps tracks of our three kids all day. A wonderful stay at home mother! http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i319/kdog_1981/A4F0896B-6A7A-4CB8-ABC2-AE281FE18C9C-2340-000001B819CD1652.jpg

My daughter Emma. She will be visiting DW for the 2nd time. She will be 4 on 2/24 who shares a birthday with Cristina.
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My son Nolan. Who is 2 with a birthday on 8/19.
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We leave to drive to Buffalo about 4am on Jan 2nd. Flights cheaper and we get in at 1030. Flying SW for the first time.

I will try to answer questions and keep my updates coming everyday!

jmendez24
12-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Beautiful family. I can't wait to read the report. :cool1:

kdog_1981
12-30-2012, 10:25 PM
ADRs:

Yachtsman Steakhouse
1900 Park Fare
Akershus
Sci Fi
Boma
Liberty Tree Tavern
Coral Reef
Cape May

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique booked

CrissyR
01-01-2013, 07:26 PM
Hi, this is Kenny's wife Cristina! We updated some of our dining plans so our plans are now as follows:

Garden Grill (Dinner)
1900 Park Fare (Dinner)
Akershus Banquet Hall (Breakfast)
Sci-Fi Dine In (Lunch)
Boma (Breakfast)
Crystal Palace (Dinner)
California Grill (Dinner)
Via Napoli (Dinner)
Cape May Cafe (Breakfast)

DD also has a reservation on Thursday for BBB! We take off early tomorrow morning and cannot wait, all packed and ready to go :)

dvcmbr94
01-01-2013, 08:14 PM
What a beautiful family! Enjoy your trip. I'll enjoy following along.

MelMel11
01-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Enjoy your trip!!! Can't want to hear more.

kdog_1981
01-02-2013, 05:22 AM
At Airport! Made it early with an express pass through security check. 3 small kids has its advantages lol.
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pigletto
01-02-2013, 05:31 AM
Have a wonderful trip! You're at the airport bright and early that's for sure!

I looked at that last picture and thought "Hey.. those toys look familiar". Yep.. we fly out of Buffalo too. Glad you were able to breeze through security. It can sometimes be a long wait for the first flights of the day. Even worse during the holidays I imagine.

Enjoy the Beach Club and we're all looking forward to seeing more live updates!:)

SarBear
01-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Can't wait to follow along!! Tell Cristina I said hi :)

kdog_1981
01-02-2013, 10:47 PM
We got to our room and was happy to get a full balcony!
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The view wasn't the best but we soon noticed that we could see the fireworks at night over the trees!

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A second floor room with no one our left side.

We headed to see princesses at Epcot which was only a 10 min walk
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We headed to our reservations at Garden Grille which was family style. We had a great meal and the characters were awesome!
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We rode a few rides nemo, living with the land

We had an issue with our SLR camera which wouldn't take anymore than 64 pics. We had to buy another memory card at the BC marketplace. EP didn't have not one SD card. Very frustrating! BBB in the morning for Emma! Kids got really sleppy today lol!
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I enjoyed an walk around boardwalk a had a beer at ESPN.

Off too bed!

kdog_1981
01-03-2013, 10:03 PM
We did breakfast at the our hotel at the marketplace. Had some quick food (muffin, cin roll, eggs and bacon). Took off to DTD to do BBB for older DD. we ended up taking a taxi since we just missed the bus. Of course ANOTHER bus came as soon as we called for a taxi. The wife took her and I took the two others around DTD. Nolan got to open Once Upon a Toy. He turned on the train inside! He loved it!! The great CM gave him a special toy, pin, and tons of stickers. He rode the train after by himself (no parent for the 1st time). DW was with Emma for the BBB. Her fairy god mother in training was fantastic telling Emma that the gel was jelly Fish gel and that Ariel brings it in every morning and that Snow White brings the Gems in from the mine which are transformed into the face gems. She was just perfect!! Emma was beyond delighted with her makeover and was called a princess throughout the entire day. She wore Her belle dress that we brought from Home and I let her get a belle charm necklace as well. We headed to MK but decided to take the bus to Wilderness Lodge via boat ride. Great looking resort and the boat was waiting for us :) went to check the line for Be Our Guest but it was almost a 2 hour wait. No thanks!! Headed to Pinocchio Hous for our quick dinning instead and it only took about 15 mins. I got a meatball sub and fries, kids meal was mac & cheese, fries & grapes, DW got chicken Cesar salad and we got the chocolate cake (yum!). Lots of food! CMs were great and helpful.

kdog_1981
01-03-2013, 10:20 PM
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kdog_1981
01-03-2013, 10:31 PM
We all rode the merry go round and then headed off to see Tinkerbell and Silvermist (sister) in Frontier Land. Nolan made a "girlfriend" while we waited for Tinkerbell. It was real cute. We met some real nice people while in line. Went to the Under the Sea Adventure. Thank goodness for fast pass since we didn't wait more than 2 mins to get on the ride. It had a 75 min wait. Tried to get a fast pass for the Town Square Princesses but it was for 920pm. We headed to our dinner res at GF via monorail to 1900 Park Fare. Food was real good! I had sushi, shrimp, and tried so awesome strawberry soup. DW had her usual beef (from their carving station), she enjoyed it. We met with Prince, Cinderella, Fairy God mother, and lady Tremaine. No step sisters. Harper was scared of Cinderella but loved the Prince. We left and headed back to MK. Emma went to meet the princesses (Town Square Princesses) with DW and the youngest daughter (she was sleeping). I took Nolan on the train ride around MK, no wait so it was great. Took about 20 mins for a complete loop. Nolan had a power nap on me lol! We killed time and found out the Main Street Bakery closes on Jan 12th. Great news since we leave the 10th! We watched the electric parade (in the rain) from the top off the train station were the parade starts (8pm). Great view!!! We then headed back to the hotel. Came back to the BC to find cookies,chocolate, and a huge white chocolate Mikey (and milk in fridge) waiting for us. Awesome surprise. Up early to catch our breakfast at Epcot. Thank goodness it's in walking distance.

kdog_1981
01-03-2013, 10:37 PM
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kdog_1981
01-04-2013, 10:34 AM
Up early at 530 with DW talking before the kids wake up. I take off to get us coffee in the marketplace. Out the door at 730am waiting for our 805 res at Norway (Akerhaus).
We were the first ones through the gates. The breakfast was crazy expensive for decent food. 120 bucks!!! Emma got a picture with Belle. We saw Cinderella (3 times already), Snow White, Ariel, and Aurora. Headed to Test Track but they were closed right at opening at 9. Got fast passes though for 1115-1215. Headed to Soarin and it was already a 100 min wait. Emma was like 1/4" too short but got a couple of rider swap passes for later. We can use them like fast pass but with no time exceptions. Went to the Character spot saw Mickey, Pluto, and Minnie (20 min wait). Headed to Spaceship Earth was only 15 min wait but filling fast. Emma loved the pictures of our faces on the ride. We got Nolan Pluto, Emma another Minnie (she has like 5 at home), Harper a small dog at Mouse Gear. Very surprised that Dis doesn't use our resort key cards to send things to our resorts. Filling out paper is very old school and time consuming lol. O well... Baby care center now and off to the world showcase for lunch somewhere....

mommytocalliesue
01-04-2013, 11:56 AM
Following your live report!! We stayed at BC in August...loved the walk to Epcot!!! Looks like your kiddos are having fun!!!

kdog_1981
01-04-2013, 12:39 PM
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kdog_1981
01-04-2013, 12:42 PM
Ate lunch at Liberty Inn. DW isn't much of adventurous with food. Steak and fries for her and I had a pulled pork hamburger. Went to Japan for a quick stop and the wife is wanting to do the pearl bracket. We will be doing this on our date night to tonight. Kids Nite out at 7pm! At the hotel for resting now. 2 min walk from Epcot is great when your the closet room by the entrance to showcase.

kdog_1981
01-04-2013, 12:44 PM
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kdog_1981
01-04-2013, 01:35 PM
Following your live report!! We stayed at BC in August...loved the walk to Epcot!!! Looks like your kiddos are having fun!!!

Lots of fun and excitement. Rest time for everyone still. Emma and me are in the arcade. Pool is 82 but only 61 out and light rain.
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Emma and me "sneaked" to eat an ice cream cone and Beaches & Cream. She dropped her ice cream and they replaced it with no questions asked!

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kdog_1981
01-04-2013, 10:55 PM
All of us headed to the Boardwalk for pizza. Doesn't come close to our New York pizza but decent. Headed back to our room getting ready for our kids nite out at 7. Katie showed up with a small bag off goodies and a contract. I couldn't leave fast enough. We both got a slushy drink at Morocco. We headed to Japan to get the wife her pearl. She picked a 7 and it white and pink. Think she made out :). Went to the Rose and Crown in England for a Guinness and hard cider. Went toTest Track via fast pass. Thoughts are the new design your own car isn't as good as it was before. Soarin was real good! We had a child swap pass and used it to go on it together :) We went to Boardwalk to Big River Brewing company and had the beer sample. Went to ESPN for a beer and split a philly cheese sub. Had a nice walk and checked out the DVC before ending the night.

kdog_1981
01-04-2013, 11:08 PM
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mickeyplanner
01-05-2013, 05:52 AM
following along. Thanks for posting. Your family is lovely and everyone seems so happy.

Have you noticed a drop in the crowds yet from the holidays?

I am so glad to see Periwinkle was there to meet.

kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 07:33 AM
Woke up at 6am to get ready for EMH at HS. We walked took 20 mins and got there at 745 waited and I "ran" to get fast passes for toy story (1015-1115). Wife went to tower of terror and I met her there. Rider swap and Emma went on first with DW. Funny since Emma wasn't tall enough for Soarin with the same height requirements. As I was writing this Emma came out and didn't ride it...too scared. DW going on though :)

kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 09:00 AM
Have you noticed a drop in the crowds yet from the holiday?

EP last night at the world wasn't bad at all. HS is packed!

kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 09:04 AM
Saw these guys!
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kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 09:58 AM
Toy story fast passes have been gone for a hour now! We just rode the ride and waiting for sci Fi lunch.

kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 10:42 PM
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kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 10:46 PM
Sci Fi lunch was great! Best lunch yet! Paid cash since this is the cheapest sit down meal. I had a burger hotdog and DW had apps-spinach dip and buff chicken poppers. Best artichoke dip she has ever have. Let the kids play in Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Took off for Lights Motor Action. Awesome for Nolan! He even saw Lightening McQueen at the show! Went to get a picture for Nolan at Lightening McQueen and Mater. He loved it! We went to our resort for some much needed pool time. Sand sand and more sand. We went back to DHS for dinner at quick service at Sunset Ranch Market. We decided to do the Great Movie Ride. The wife really wanted to do the Osborne Lights. It was awesome! Music, snow falling, got popcorn, kids danced, music played to the lights, and saw Santa Goofy! Goofy and Nolan were so cute!! They kept hugging and hugging lol. We left and headed back to the hotel. It was late 9-930 and kids were troopers and real good today since no naps (short naps in stroller) "real naps." Boat ride back was a nice change since we walked the rest first 3 trips to and from. Doing laundry now and CMs were great to get me quarters since we didn't bring them. 2 bucks a load for wash/dry.

kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 10:58 PM
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Blessed_wth_Triplets
01-05-2013, 11:29 PM
Loving your live TR! How is the weather?

kdog_1981
01-05-2013, 11:40 PM
Loving your live TR! How is the weather?

Thank you! Weather was very warm today :). In the sun felt a lot warmer then 72.

I just did a run while waiting for my laundry to HS To Epcot back to BC. Now headed to bed. We have AKL for breakfast (Boma our Fav) and AK. We are meeting my grandma as well in DTD at 4. Busy day ahead. :)

boocake
01-06-2013, 05:21 PM
We are here now too. Weather felt HOT today. Right before we left (like one day) forecast was saying it would be cloudy and barely make it into the 70s. It hit 80 I think today, was very sunny and extremely humid. I go in January to avoid this type of weather, lol! A lot of people waking around in long sleeves because (like me) they thought it was going to be cooler. If I had brought the right clothes I'd probably be fie but the forecast has changed just since I packed 2 days ago! We still had an absolute ball though....the weather is my only complaint. Everything else has been amazing!

kdog_1981
01-06-2013, 07:28 PM
Woke up at 6 and got a taxi to AKL.
Boma for breakfast at 750. Met our expectations and more! Great food with an omelette station and ham and turkey carving station. Bus ride to AKL was next. Safari Kilimanjaro which was great since it was the first thing in the morning. Saw a baby elephant and rhino. Kids enjoyed it! We had a great tour guide we got some great shots since he stopped at the right times :) Rafikis planet watch (Train ride) was next.
It had a petting zoo, kids got touch the pigs. Very neat for younger kids. had some other things and got to meet Rafiki. Headed to the baby care center (placed in a great spot).
Finding Nemo show was great. One of my favorites. Think it was a little different from last time we saw it. Not sure though. Got questioned by a woman behind us on how we do it with 3 young kids. Patience is key! ;) Ate lunch at Pizzafari. Split a QD between the wife and me. Pizza here was way better then Boardwalk by a landslide! We did camp Mickey and Minnie. Saw a bunch of characters and got funnel cake. Yum! We headed to down town Disney. Took the bus to Saratoga Springs then to DTD. Took a hour!! Met my grandma (snow birds). My grandma insisted in get the free chocolate at Ghirardelli. We did Wolfgang Puck Express for dinner. It was the best bang for our buck for quick dinning credit. My spaghetti and meatballs was $16. Wood fire pizza there too and free refill sodas! We headed to do a train ride. We went to Once Upon Toy for new potato head pieces. Wife picked it and I think she was more into it then anyone there, trying to "jam" every piece in the box as possible. :) We went to Goofy Candy store for some fudge and the kids picked out a couple snacks with our snack credits. On bus now to BC and MK tomorrow for rope drop at 9am.

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01-06-2013, 09:13 PM
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kdog_1981
01-06-2013, 09:59 PM
I just found out that we can use QS credits for ALL adult meals! So I have been getting crap QS options for kid meals that I could've been getting adult portions and choices. Well I will be not getting any kid meals again with QS.

kdog_1981
01-07-2013, 07:07 AM
Took off to MK and took us just about 20-25 from room to MK. We were the 3rd family at regular rope drop. Waiting to get in! First time doing this. :)

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01-07-2013, 07:29 AM
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kdog_1981
01-07-2013, 09:23 PM
After the rope drop we headed to the Princess meet and greet. Nolan had just as much fun as Emma. He gave them hugs and couldn't stop talking about while waiting for our cin rolls from Main Street Bakery. Baby care center next and to Fantasy Land. Merry Go Round (was liked right on), Small World (5 min wait) got a front row spot and Harper enjoyed it the most!! She was clapping and dancing the whole time.
Saw the step sisters and it was a must for DW. Rode under the sea and met Ariel in the grotto while I waited in line for be our guest! Be our Guest was about 30 min from start till we sat down and we were done in about a hour. Food was great we had the steak sandwiches and the kids had ham sandwiches. The triple chocolate cup cake and french onion soup was great! Be able to get your own drinks is very nice. They give you a "rose" and they cart your food to you by finding your location with the rose. Very efficient. They said the wait time was 1 hour 15 minutes. Ha! Mad Tea Party was great for all of us. We rode it together as I spun it fast lol. No wait for this. We got the Dumbo fast pass after. Rode train around the park twice. Went to the circus souvenir and Emma played a circus game in front with a CM. We went back to ride Dumbo. Started to rain but not too bad. Headed over to Frontier Land and got caught in the parade at 3pm. Decided to stay out because of traffic and watch the parade today instead of tomorrow. Dream Come True is the parade name. Visited Tiana since she was our last princess to see. Went to the baby center for a recharge. We rode the Pirates of Caribbean it was about at 30 min wait. Nolan hide in my armpit and Harper enjoyed it like the It's a Small World. We were running late so we ran to our reservations in the rain. We had to wait 25 minutes to get seated. We were eating at Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh. Nolan and Emma loved the characters and Harper was scared but at the end Harper started to warm up and she was waving especially to Pooh. The beef was real good! Overall it was a great one credit sit down but the wait was a killer. We were going to do country bear jamboree but got stuck with the electric parade. We had front row spots at the end if the parade and it was a great view. Harper was clapping and dancing in my arms. She got a lot of attention from a lot of characters in the parade. We were going to do the fireworks tomorrow but ended up watching them. It was great! Music and the story with the fireworks. We bolted out about a minute before the fireworks ended to try to bet some of the crowd. Got to our bus but had to deal with 2 scooters getting on first. They take up 6 seats (3 a piece) and one seat per rider. 8 seats for 2 people!!! Crazy. Kids are sleeping now and another load of laundry is in. It's only one floor down from our room. Going to play some arcade games from the free tokens next. Sitting on our huge balcony with the wife :) MK tomorrow and we changed California Grille with GF cafe for dinner.

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01-07-2013, 10:13 PM
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kdog_1981
01-07-2013, 10:17 PM
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kdog_1981
01-08-2013, 09:42 AM
On the bus at 815 and for the second day in the row to MK THE bus was "waiting" for us. Lol. This is our latest start of our trip so far. :)
I hurried over to the Main St. Bakery since yesterday we waited about 10-15 minutes. I was the first one in today :) We wanted to do something for Nolan. I took him and Emma on the Speedway. I got a rider swap for later and since I had both kids we went around twice. They have us a flag so I could switch the drivers while I used the gas pedal. Nolan was Mr. One hander. Emma saw were close to Mad Tea Party so she wanted to go on. We walked right on the ride. We headed to Barnstormer. Crissy took Emma and I took Nolan. Nolan just made the height requirements of 36". We took a pit stop to the baby care center (nursing ). Off to frontier land next! Nice and hot here and crowds are low.

CindyNewYork
01-08-2013, 04:11 PM
:jumping1:We are also from Rochester, NY and will be at WDW tomorrow! So it's great to be able to read about your experiences there, especially to clue us in to the weather and crowds. I enjoy looking at your photos--your children are so cute!--and I can also see how other people are dressing for the weather. There will be nine of us on this trip. We're also flying out of Buffalo due to it being less expensive. There will be me, DH, DS19, and DD and her family of her DH, DD7, DD4, DD2 and DS6months. We are staying in three rooms, at POP Century for the first time. It's the children's first time at WDW, and we can't wait!! We have an ADR set up for every day.

I hope you keep having a terrific time! :woohoo:

monami7
01-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Love the report! We will be there in a week!

kdog_1981
01-08-2013, 09:38 PM
:jumping1:We are also from Rochester, NY and will be at WDW tomorrow! So it's great to be able to read about your experiences there, especially to clue us in to the weather and crowds. I enjoy looking at your photos--your children are so cute!--and I can also see how other people are dressing for the weather. There will be nine of us on this trip. We're also flying out of Buffalo due to it being less expensive. There will be me, DH, DS19, and DD and her family of her DH, DD7, DD4, DD2 and DS6months. We are staying in three rooms, at POP Century for the first time. It's the children's first time at WDW, and we can't wait!! We have an ADR set up for every day.

I hope you keep having a terrific time! :woohoo:

Thanks! I would love to do so much more but we are here to make the kids happy. Crowd level today was great at MK. Rides were a breeze! Buffalo was out choice because of price as well. Hope you have a great trip! Let me know if you have any questions.

kdog_1981
01-08-2013, 09:40 PM
Love the report! We will be there in a week!

Thank you! You will love WL it looks great there. Boat ride was great to MK.

kdog_1981
01-08-2013, 09:43 PM
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kdog_1981
01-08-2013, 09:45 PM
We got fast passes for Jungle Cruise since it had about a 40 min wait. The wife insisted in buying a hat for Harper since it was hot and sunny but she didn't want it on her hat. So I have a Minnie hat for sale. Any takers? Country Bear Jamboree was what we headed to while we waited to for Jungle Cruise.
The kids seemed to like it. Emma liked the fat bear with the dress lol. Aladdin and Jasmine were out and we jumped in line to snag a picture. We got some real good interaction with them. I would say they did the most with the kids. Harper really like Jasmine. Off to Jungle Cruise and we had a real funny guy for our tour guide. No one was laughing because I think must people didn't speak English on our boat. A lot of Brazilians here now. We headed to get fast passes for Thunder Mountain and then went to Lunch at Pecos Bill. They don't have many options just a burger, salad or wrap. But the best thing is the condiment bar. Thunder Mountain was closed so we could use the FP later that day. The Haunted Mansion, we took the cemetery entrance. All the kids enjoyed it and really didn't get scared. The wife screamed I think though ;) Ran into Main Street Philharmonic on our way bus back to hotel for a little rest time. We thought we would do the pool but stuck in our rooms. We had reservations at Grand Floridan Cafe. We both got the steak and it was real good. We tried the dessert sampler. Chocolate Mickey was great! We rushed back to Thunder Mountain and used our fast passes while each stayed back with the kids. Emma didn't want to go on but I measured her anyways and they said she was just short but Tower of Terror was okay. Maybe 40" at HS is shorter or is MK 40" taller?... Hmmm We took off through the crowd in front of the castle to tomorrow land and did the laugh floor. I got picked! Lol. The guy with "2 heads" courtesy of Harper. They questioned me about where I was from. It was a good time lol. Emma loved it. We sat in the second row on the right side facing the screen. We rode Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. I scored 186,500. Is this good? This was so much harder to use then toy story mania. We speed walked out to our bus. Got right on tonight! They knew we were coming I guess ;) In our room and my wife is singing "Good Morning Good Morning" from the MK's rope drop lol. Please help me!!

kdog_1981
01-08-2013, 11:06 PM
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tinkgurl
01-09-2013, 11:53 AM
Your kids are so adorable! Looks like they had a good time! :)

kdog_1981
01-09-2013, 10:37 PM
Your kids are so adorable! Looks like they had a good time! :)

They did :) thank you!

kdog_1981
01-09-2013, 10:38 PM
The morning was a disaster! We left our room at 10 which was planned since we were meeting Crissy's grandma today at DTD. Bus took over 40 minutes to the BC. Ugh!!! We saw 5 MK buses and 4 AK buses before 1 DTD bus! We did meet a real nice family from B.C. Canada. I really enjoy talking with people. We stopped at boardwalk and Typhoon then got to DTD at 1115. 1 hour 15 from hotel to DTD. Then her grandma went to the wrong Wolfgang Puck! No cell phone we called the other one twice and finally they saw them. 2.5 miles away and now it's past noon. Well we finally ate spaghetti and meatballs and chicken fingers and fries. We all shared! My motto for the kids was "sharing is caring." Emma started telling Nolan this. Funny!! So DWs grandma's husband kept saying while we were eating "Wish this place was close to home." I was laughing after the 5th time. He said it every 3 minutes while we were there!!! Haha!
We took a Taxi van back to our hotel. We headed to Epcot to Japan for DW. She needed a piece of jewelry to hold the pearl. We got on the Boat to cross Epcot. Headed to The Seas ride. Walked right on. We realized last time there were divers in the pool at the end of the ride. They have dolphins too! Checked out Innovations for the first time. Seemed like more like a museum of play. We didn't stay long. Got a call from my Navy recruiter and will be getting sworn in on Jan 31. We went to the other innovations and saw the fire truck. Nolan liked that.
Went to Club cool Coca cola. Emma, Nolan and me tried all the flavors. We all agreed the Germany was the best and Beverly was the worst. We headed to Spaceship Earth and walked right on. I asked the CM at both this ride and Seas if we needed fast passes since it was so busy. Spaceship Earth guy was so out of it. The Seas guy went with it lol. Crissy got a frozen lemonade. Harper's Fav!! Lol! We went to England to the toy store and saw Marry Poppins. We decided to get some last minute beach time. I tried the big water slide. It was awesome!!! We had reservations at 620 in Italy at Via Napoli. Crissy and a pepperoni pizza and I had a mushroom pizza. Kids had spaghetti and meatballs. They had a fruit cocktail and vanilla ice cream. We had a sundae. Ice cream was par but pizza was awesome! Best pizza I've had in a long time. We sat right next to the wood burning stoves. Great view to see them make pizzas. Kids loved when they singed happy birthday (6 times). Went to Mouse Gear to get Nolan a Toy Story figurine and Emma got a princess figurine set. We decided to head back to our room and do baths for the kids and get ready to leave tomorrow. Crissy really wanted to see the illuminations but it was 830 and I told her there is always next trip ;) we got late check out @1pm board the bus at 405pm. We had 3 QD for lunch and 3TS for Cape May. We decided to go for HS after our 730 breakfast. We can take the boat or walk and not rely on the bus. Lets hope I can get Beaches & Cream ice cream sink for lunch :)

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01-09-2013, 11:36 PM
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kdog_1981
01-09-2013, 11:46 PM
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Germany chocolate covered strawberries
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Sleepin Beauty!
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kdog_1981
01-10-2013, 11:31 PM
Today was our last day at Disney and we got ready for an early breakfast in our hotel at cape may cafe. We were the second family seated and all the food looked delicious. As we started to eat a lot of the food was cold and our server immediately corrected the issue and we had hot plates of Mickey waffles fresh from the kitchen! The character interactions were fantastic and I think our littlest traveler was finally warming up to them on our last day. We went back up to our room and bell services came to collect our bags that we were checking for our flight.

We headed out with intentions of going to Hollywood studios to stick close to the resort and catch the beauty and the beast show but DW saw it was closed for refurbishment so we made a last minute decision to run back to the room, pack up and check out so we could go to MK.

We were through the gates just before 10am and caught a horse drawn trolley to take us down to the castle. It was a great way to take in main st one last time before our trip ended and we headed to fantasy land. DW ran to grab some fast passes for Winnie the Pooh and we got surprise fast passes for dumbo too! Perfect as DD had been asking to go on it again. We headed towards goofy's barnstormer ride and did rider swap so each of the two kids tall enough could go on then went to meet daisy and Minnie inside the big tent and it was time for our dumbo fast pass and we quickly scooted over to the Winnie the pooh ride after. In just over an hour we had accomplished quite a bit. DW really wanted to watch the street party at 1230 so we decided to grab an early lunch and went to Pinocchio's haus again since it was close by. As DW was parking the stroller she grabbed a FP for Peter Pan. Lunch was pretty uneventful and we headed over to meet Merida since DD loves the movie Brave. The line didn't move for awhile and DW plan to see the street party was quickly going out the door. We decided to stay in line and we finished up at about 1245. Although it took awhile to meet Merida it was worth the wait. She was very chatty with the kids and too late for the street party but it was time for our Peter Pan fast pass so we started to head over there but not without first stopping for a potty break. DD accidentally dropped her rapunzel Minnie Mouse in the toilet (the one she had carried around the entire trip) and it seemed things were starting to stray from what we felt was a perfect plan of trying to cram in tons of Disney before departing. As we rounded up everything to leave we were passed by pooh bear, tigger and Alice in wonderland. DD convinced us we needed one more spin on the tea cups and no one was disagreeing so we hopped in line and got right on. DD was being a bit grumpy this time around though as she insisted on spinning the teacup but didn't quite have the strength to do so and got frustrated.

We finally found our way to Peter pans flight and just as we were about to get on the ride came to a stop. DS was getting antsy and a kind cast member asked him if he was a lost boy as he kept trying to wander away from us. She gave the kids some stickers which were a great distraction from waiting and the ride was back up again! We shot across the way to small world as the littlest one loved the ride and we sat at the front of the boat. All the kids love the ride and despite the song being stuck in all of our heads now it was quite cute to see DD sing along.
It was close to 2pm at this point and since the magical express was picking us up at 405 we decided not to chance it doing another ride. We made a quick stop at the baby care center and I took Emma to the Emporium store on Main Street. I talked to an awesome CM and they traded a NEW Minnie Mouse for her toilet bowl Minnie. We then headed out of the park. We caught a bus quickly back to beach club to wait for our departing magical express bus. While waiting we used the last of our snack credits and DW grabbed a small gift for a birthday party out daughter is attending this weekend.

We were the first ones on the Magical Express bus followed by Beach Club and CBR. Couldn't understand the driver again. Saw a divorce sign just before the airport in the grass saying $99.99 for a divorce with a number. OMG!! lol! We got to the airport on time and had to check in Harper since we didn't get a ticket for her (lap child) from BC. They yet again asked for a birth certificate but come on she is soooo little and A even close too 2! We got a small lecture and we sneaked trough the handicap area :) for our 3 little rascals. We got our final bad meal before reality (McDonalds). Plane was 10 minutes late. Harper fell asleep on me like usually. Parking was $68 and headed for our drive to Rochester. Got home at about midnight.

Pics soon of today followed by an overall prospective from a family of 5. :)

kdog_1981
01-11-2013, 12:17 PM
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kdog_1981
01-11-2013, 10:19 PM
We stayed in Room 2530

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The view at first was okay...at least we have a full balcony BUT...we where happy at night!
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Our walk to Epcot was real short as long as we used the stairs and even with a double stroller...:rotfl2:

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Resort mugs had only 3 colors! It would be nice to have more colors to distinguish between each others mugs.

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Temp thermostat in room was ancient! Didnt have any idea what the temperature was

Water in showers didnt get hot! :confused3 why?!

We never got our pack and play until we had to re request it when we got in the first night.

Baby Center location at HS was horrible

Boardwalk entertainment is only on the weekend nights but NOT if it rains. This sucked because our date night on Friday and we were looking forward to it. But it rained earlier and it was still wet out

Sending packages to the room who's idea was it to use this old technology called pen and paper? Our key to the world has all the info on it...SO use it!! They say they need to have it so they can staple it the bag. I said, "print it off the computer." Hmmmm :rolleyes1 :hyper: