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megan511
01-03-2013, 10:59 AM
Hello & :welcome:! Our trip took place from December 8th through December 16th and I think it may have been the best one yet. Our family is not new to Disney World, in fact this was our fourth family trip and our second trip this year, but we were able to have so many new experiences this time it felt like a Whole New World!

Some of our new experiences included

Our first split stay at two new resorts
The QSDP after two trips on the DDP
Our first time experiencing Disney in December with all the Christmas decorations
Our first hard ticket party (MVMCP)
New Fantasyland
New Test Track

I am so excited to share all about our trip but first here is a little about us. My name is Megan. I have always loved all things Disney. DH's name is Chad and he caught the Disney bug after our first family trip in May 2010. DS is Anthony; he loves Star Wars, Toy Story & Pirates. DD is Tessa; she loves Toy Story & Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Here is a family picture from our May 2012 trip outside one of my favorite rides.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/Photo1345FourBySix_zpsdab2f089-1_zpsa2a85a8f.jpg

This trip had many changes before we actually left home but it all started on our May 2012 trip. We stayed at the CBR and it just so happened that our room had a bounce back offer available. It was for the end of the year for up to 30% off stays at resort hotels. So we decided to book a bounce back trip for December! We originally had booked a stay at POFQ for 5 nights. When free dining was released we decided to switch to Pop Century with Free QSDP to save a few bucks. With the the savings we decided to add some days to our trip! We couldn't check into Pop with free QSDP until December 10th so we had to book a split stay for our first two nights.After several resort changes we finally decided on Animal Kingdom Lodge.

This was an absolutely amazing trip. Our past family trips had taken place in May & August. Getting to go in December was a huge change! From the weather to the crowds we were in for a few surprises. (Spoilers: I LOVED December!) Being able to see the Christmas decorations and just experience all the fun & new activities for the holidays was terrific.

We also had a super time because the kids had such a great time. Anthony had a few moments where he was trying our patience :rolleyes1 but overall he had a great time. And Tessa did AMAZING! Tessa has autism & is non-verbal. In the past we have had challenges with her at Disney with over stimulation. She does not like meeting characters & there have been times where we have had a hard time getting her out of the stroller due to crowds or what not. Tessa did so well with everything this time! She was so interactive with us and even with some CMs! She walked almost the entire time, in fact many times we were able to park the stroller and do everything in an area before we would go back and get it. It really was a magical time. :lovestruc

I think that's enough backstory so I will start the report!

megan511
01-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Posting for Links

Saturday December 8th - Departure Day & AKL (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47067609&postcount=3) Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47068168&postcount=4) Part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47134559&postcount=8)

Sunday December 9 - An Early Morning Walk Around AKL (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47135258&postcount=11) Part 2 (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47198741&postcount=15) Winter Summerland Mini Golf
Animal Kingdom part 1 (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47302333&postcount=18) part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48490939&postcount=24) part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48491163&postcount=26) part 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48491278&postcount=27) part 5 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48672213&postcount=29)

Monday December 10 - Epcot part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48794603&postcount=30) part 2 (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48932388&postcount=31) part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49124242&postcount=32) part 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49150526&postcount=35)

Tuesday, December 11 - Magic Kingdom & MVMCP part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49200363&postcount=38) part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49400488&postcount=42) part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49400781&postcount=43)

megan511
01-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Saturday December 8th

It was time to leave for Disney! We left our home at 4am and started the 12 hour drive to our happy place. After a few stops & several states we finally caught site of this wonderful sign!

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00522_zps0dcc811b.jpg

We followed the road signs to our home for the next two nights.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00525_zpsb506fff7.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00528_zps75f88bf8.jpg

Chad went to check us in while the kids & I waited by the car. I decided to take some pictures while we waited.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00531_zpsb6c737d4.jpg

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Mom, let us out of this car!
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Chad returned with our room keys & it was time to go check out our room! Here's a map of AKL.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00567_zps99a6f2cf.jpg

I don't have any pictures of our first walk into the AKL lobby because we were carrying all our luggage but WOW! I had seen pictures of the lobby before but my jaw literally dropped. That lobby is all kinds of beautiful, especially with the Christmas decorations.:lovestruc

We made the walk down the hall and soon we were entering our room. I thought the theming of the room was fantastic!

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00536_zpsdb5bcca4.jpg

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Vanity Area:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00546_zps95e61566.jpg

Bathroom:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00547_zpsfd1f19d3.jpg

Close up of the shower curtain. Love all the Mickeys!
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00549_zps4ac33979-1_zps4781e7b7.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00550_zpsff8b1364.jpg

Walls next to the Vanity Area:

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http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00552_zpsecb16734.jpg

Closet:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00554_zps96afaedd-1_zps5a648c35.jpg

Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47068168&postcount=4)

megan511
01-03-2013, 12:01 PM
I'm guessing the fabric above the bed was imitating mosquito nets? I thought it was a nice touch.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00555_zps004e55fd-1_zps821e81a3.jpg

Close up of the headboard.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00556_zpse647bd58.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00564_zps4bccc0d6.jpg

Close up of the mattress.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00562_zps2ec80528.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00568_zpsf3312650.jpg

Light Fixture:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00558_zps4d8b5699.jpg

Sliding Door & Curtain to our Balcony:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00559_zpsfcf25908.jpg

After we unloaded a bit we decided to walk around and go grab something to eat at the Mara. First we went to check out the viewing area that was not far from our room. There were some giraffes far off in the distance but I couldn't get any decent pictures.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00581_zps030844f5.jpg

Some art on the sides of the buildings.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00569_zps192ea917.jpg

We walked back through the lobby and outside to head towards the Mara. It was around 6:30 at this point so I was expecting the food court to be swamped. I was very pleasantly surprised to see the Mara looking like this...
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00586_zpsfee69d99.jpg

We got in line and ordered quickly and were given a pager type device to put at our table for our food to be brought to us. After a few minutes our food arrived.

Here is a close up of the mural on the wall:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00587_zps5c74527f.jpg

Child Cheese Pizza & Fries:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00590_zpse5fbf516.jpg

Pepperoni Flatbread:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00595_zpsac708a8d.jpg

Coconut Chicken Curry Stew from Boma that was available:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00596_zpsfed91be4.jpg

Zebra Domes:
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00589_zps539f4b37.jpg

We all thought the food was excellent! I would book a reservation at Boma just for the stew. We were all very impressed with the Mara. :thumbsup2

Part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47134559&postcount=8)

amandaw
01-03-2013, 12:12 PM
I'm here! So excited to see you've started a new TR!

The AKL looks really pretty! Looks like there are details everywhere!

And y'alls dinner looks yummy, too.

We've gone during that week of December a few times and have always enjoyed that time of year. In fact, I just booked us yesterday for Dec. 7th - Dec. 14th for this year! :cool1:

megan511
01-09-2013, 12:15 PM
I'm here! So excited to see you've started a new TR!

The AKL looks really pretty! Looks like there are details everywhere!

And y'alls dinner looks yummy, too.

We've gone during that week of December a few times and have always enjoyed that time of year. In fact, I just booked us yesterday for Dec. 7th - Dec. 14th for this year! :cool1:

Thanks, Amanda!

We loved AKL. It was beautiful!

Yay for another trip! We had such a good time going at that time of year.:goodvibes

I am so behind on your TR, I will try and catch up soon. I don't know how but ever since the kids have started school I feel like time is in hyper drive.:sad2:

smickchic
01-09-2013, 12:24 PM
I can't wait to read your trip report. Your daughter reminds me so much of my oldest. She is eight and non-verbal. Her issues are actually caused by brain damage that happened at birth, but I have never "met" another family with a girl who is non-verbal. We went to Disney in 2009 and found she loved the characters and benefitted greatly from using her stroller as a wheelchair. We waited in wheelchair access. It was a huge help to us!

I look forward to finding out how things went for all of you!

megan511
01-09-2013, 12:25 PM
After our dinner we went for a walk around AKL.

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http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00606_zps753d7a85.jpg

Some blurry giraffes.
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Giraffe rug.
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http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00615_zpsb9c4e74e.jpg

Even the cases for the fire extinguishers were themed!
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00616_zps58b6ae2f.jpg

We were all pretty tired after our walk so we settled in for the night.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00623_zps155e9717.jpg

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The beds were super comfortable so we all fell asleep quickly. We were so excited to be at Disney and to kick start our Disney vacation the next day.:goodvibes

An Early Morning Walk around AKL (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47135258&postcount=11)

megan511
01-09-2013, 12:34 PM
I can't wait to read your trip report. Your daughter reminds me so much of my oldest. She is eight and non-verbal. Her issues are actually caused by brain damage that happened at birth, but I have never "met" another family with a girl who is non-verbal. We went to Disney in 2009 and found she loved the characters and benefitted greatly from using her stroller as a wheelchair. We waited in wheelchair access. It was a huge help to us!

I look forward to finding out how things went for all of you!

Welcome. Thanks so much for joining in!:wave2:

Thanks so much for sharing about your daughter. I am the same, I have never "met" anyone with a non-verbal daughter either. Tessa's teacher this year told me that she hadn't had a girl in her class for three years up until now. I am so glad your family had a great experience at Disney! Disney is so great at accommodating special needs children and their families.:goodvibes

beachta1
01-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Joining in! I went that time in December last year and thought it was perfect. Low crowds, not too cold, all of the holiday decorations up- it doesn't get much better. Can't wait to read more.

PS- that picture with your daughter hugging mickey real tight is adorable.

megan511
01-09-2013, 01:18 PM
I woke up early Sunday morning because I wanted to explore the grounds of Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The door to our room.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00636_zps25470568.jpg

There were a lot of Mickeys in the rug...
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00637_zpsc0085966.jpg

and a hidden Mickey!
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00638_zps8dd5cab0.jpg

Throughout the hallways there are many cases with artifacts from Africa on display. I think this was a mask but it reminded me of a Dr. Who episode.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00640_zps475f8085.jpg
Are you my mummy?

I went to the observation area near our room and sat down for a while to watch the animals. I was up before the animals though because there weren't many out at all! After a while I did see one early riser out and about.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00642_zpsbf2eed7b.jpg

I went back to my room to check on my family. They were all still sound asleep so I went back out to explore and take pictures.

The absolutely gorgeous lobby. My pictures do not even come close to doing it justice!
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00649_zpse6aedeca.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00651_zps4fe5e743.jpg

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Here are some close ups of the tree's decorations.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00655_zps147e53c8.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00654_zps09a2fb75.jpg

Some more pictures of the lobby area.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00652_zps3f338d89.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00656_zps4cfdac8a.jpg

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Next I walked outside to the animal viewing areas. There weren't many animals out here either so I took some quick pictures and headed back inside.

The fire pit
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Part 2 (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47198741&postcount=15)

megan511
01-09-2013, 01:20 PM
Joining in! I went that time in December last year and thought it was perfect. Low crowds, not too cold, all of the holiday decorations up- it doesn't get much better. Can't wait to read more.

PS- that picture with your daughter hugging mickey real tight is adorable.

Thanks so much for joining in! Welcome!

We loved this time in December! I couldn't agree more with everything you said. I would definitely go back at this time of year.:thumbsup2

Aww thank you. She had to give Mickey a squeeze!

amandaw
01-10-2013, 09:40 PM
All your pics of AKL are so pretty!

And I love the pics of the kids with their fuzzy friends....too cute!


I am so behind on your TR, I will try and catch up soon. I don't know how but ever since the kids have started school I feel like time is in hyper drive.:sad2:

No worries! I know how easy it is to get behind and how hard it can be to catch up.

megan511
01-15-2013, 12:41 PM
All your pics of AKL are so pretty!

And I love the pics of the kids with their fuzzy friends....too cute!

No worries! I know how easy it is to get behind and how hard it can be to catch up.

Thanks so much! I will get caught up eventually!

megan511
01-15-2013, 12:56 PM
I walked back into the lobby and headed back outside to go check out the pool area.

Some drawings on the wall.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00670_zps5fe5e2e6.jpg

Victoria Falls Lounge
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00671_zps9f7bb614.jpg

I really liked the door mats.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00672_zpsb0b55e16.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00673_zpsa96f03c9.jpg

Some pictures of the pool.
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The Elevators are themed too.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00679_zpseb770213.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00680_zps051626e5.jpg

Right before I went back to the room I went back to the viewing area. There were some animals out and about.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00684_zps71d889a4.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00687_zps1e4112fb.jpg

When I got back to the room Anthony was awake. We decided to sit outside on the balcony while we waited for the others to wake up.

I love these chairs!
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00689_zps1405ea10.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00690_zps0c504c17.jpg

When Anthony & I went outside we realized we could see animals from our room!
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00695_zps82b11a55.jpg

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Please do not disturb the sleeping animals.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00702_zps28a419dd.jpg

Chad & Tessa woke up soon after. We all got dressed and just about ready to start our day. The kids needed some breakfast so I went to the Mara and got a Kid's Mickey Waffle meal for them.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u536/meganharris329/DSC00711_zpsc60e0da3.jpg

Once the kid's finished eating it was time to go to our first destination of the trip!

Winter Summerland mini golf (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47302333&postcount=18)

amandaw
01-15-2013, 09:04 PM
All of the AKL pictures are really so pretty!!

Those Mickey waffles look yummy! I could go for some of those right now. :rotfl2:

megan511
01-25-2013, 08:26 AM
All of the AKL pictures are really so pretty!!

Those Mickey waffles look yummy! I could go for some of those right now. :rotfl2:

Thanks, Amanda! I could definitely go for some too!

I am so sorry I am still behind on your TR. Thanks so much for taking the time to read along.:goodvibes

I am sorry I have been so neglectful of this TR. I hope to update at least once a week here going forward. :thumbsup2

megan511
01-25-2013, 08:34 AM
We walked out into the lobby and saw a PhotoPass photographer taking pictures in front of the tree. We stopped for a few pictures before heading out.

Tessa always cracks us up.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/Photo0016FourBySix_zps0e4664f6-1_zps03df57d7.jpg

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We arrived at the Winter Summerland Gold Course located by Blizzard Beach right at 10am when it opened. Chad and Anthony love mini golf but it always seems like it's the one thing that gets pushed off during our trips. So this time we planned it first! We had been to this golf course once before in 2010 and Anthony was really excited to go back. I thought arriving right at opening would be a way to beat crowds but the golf course filled up really quickly. I guess everyone else had the same idea I did.:rolleyes1

There are two mini golf courses themed to either Winter or Summer. It's $12 per adult and $10 per child to play. Chad & Ant chose to play the Winter course while Tessa watched & I took pictures.

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All the holes have cute little poems that go along with them.

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My favorite, I love a castle!
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There were a string of holes in the middle where Anthony got three holes-in-one in a row!
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We tallied up the scores and Anthony was the winner! His three holes-in-one really helped him out. We debated playing the Summer course as well but since it was crowded we decided to just go ahead and go. (If you decide to play one course after the other I believe the price is discounted.)

We have played both the mini-golf courses at Disney (Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens.) We prefer Winter Summerland right now because it's a lot easier for Anthony. If you are looking for more of a challenge Fantasia Gardens is probably the better bet. Both courses are fantastically themed though and really fun!:thumbsup2

We left Blizzard Beach and were headed to our next destination...Animal Kingdom!

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amandaw
01-28-2013, 08:53 PM
I love the family photo in front of the tree! Tessa is like, "Whatever! I'm so over this." :lmao:

It's really interesting hearing about the mini golf course. That's something we've never done at Disney and I don't read a lot of TRs where people did that. Who would've thought they'd be busy right at opening? :confused3

That's great that Anthony did so well! :cool1:

megan511
05-23-2013, 01:40 PM
We made it to Animal Kingdom around 11:15. The weather was gorgeous! It was warm but not overwhelmingly hot.:thumbsup2

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We are usually rope drop people so it was definitely a little different to arrive to a park so "late." Our first stop was Guest Services to pick up our park tickets. Here is where we encountered a hiccup.

We were booked at Pop Century with a Magic Your Way package with our park tickets starting December 10. We had booked a Room Only offer at AKL for December 8 & 9th. We bought an extra day on our package tickets & planned to pick our tickets up a day early. We had done this previously (August 2011) and had no problems. I can't remember who DH talked to but they said to pick up our tickets at the park's guest services vs. going to the hotel.:confused3 It took at least 30 minutes to get our ticket situation figured out. I will never try & pick tickets up early again. Just a heads up for anyone else that has done this before that the process may have changed.

While we were waiting the kids wanted to run/walk in a circle around the stroller...so we did. Whatever keeps them happy!

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Some Christmas decorations:
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The gorgeous tree:
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The CMs helping us were so accommodating and even gave us two fastpasses to use on any ride for the confusion. I thought that was so sweet of them.

We walked into the park & wondered where to go first. Anthony said, "I'm hungry!" so food it was!

We decided to eat at one of my favorite CS locations at Disney World, Flame Tree BBQ. Chad & Anthony went to get the food while Tessa & I went to find a table. The first time I ate at Flame Tree I did not see any seating so I ended up carrying my food to Restaurantosaurus where the rest of my family was. If I had only looked behind the restaurant I would have seen a ton of tables...:rolleyes1

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The view is beautiful.
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The food was very tasty.
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Kids' BBQ Chicken Sandwich $5.99
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Pork Sandwich - served with coleslaw $8.99
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We had to get a picture in front of Expedition Everest even though we didn't ride it this trip. Anthony rode it twice in May and said never again. Tessa isn't tall enough yet but I have a feeling she will love it when she can ride it.

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After lunch we went to check on the wait for Kilamanjaro Safaris. I think it was about 20 minutes. We got in line & before long we were on our way. This is one of Tessa's favorites rides so she was excited.

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Here are some pictures from our safari. I was super excited to try out my new camera.

Sunbathing...
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Anthony's favorite animal:
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I think this picture shows how well giraffes can camouflage!
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Wildebeests
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I love their antlers!
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The lions taking a nap.
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Zebras at the end of the ride. I think I read they are gone now?
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megan511
05-23-2013, 01:54 PM
I love the family photo in front of the tree! Tessa is like, "Whatever! I'm so over this." :lmao:

It's really interesting hearing about the mini golf course. That's something we've never done at Disney and I don't read a lot of TRs where people did that. Who would've thought they'd be busy right at opening? :confused3

That's great that Anthony did so well! :cool1:

That's the look we usually get from Tessa when we want a picture with her!

I was confused about the mini golf course too. :confused3 It's definitely a fun thing to do though when you need a break from a park.

Grumpy's Wife
05-23-2013, 03:31 PM
Joining in. :wave:

megan511
05-24-2013, 02:35 PM
Joining in. :wave:

Thanks so much for joining in! I have a major update coming right up!

megan511
05-24-2013, 03:12 PM
After our Safari we walked the Pangani Forest Trail. We always seem to skip the trails because we are rushing from attraction to attraction. The low crowd level during December allowed us to relax and enjoy some of the things we miss while trying to stick to a schedule. :thumbsup2

I'm not sure what's happening here...
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Naked Mole Rat!
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You may notice that there are no pictures of the gorillas! Everytime I tried to get a picture of one it would move to a different area of the habitat! Oh well, sometimes I don't want my picture taken either.:confused3

We decided to walk over to Asia next. On the way we stopped for some pictures.

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I had set a goal for us that we would try at least one new thing everyday so we checked on the wait for Kali River Rapids. We had never done this ride before because we always come during summer when the wait is too long. The line was only 20 minutes! Tessa does not like to get wet so I wasn't sure she would like it. Chad and Anthony rode first and used one of our two fastpasses we were given at Guest Services.

Tessa and I watched the Gibbons while we waited on the guys. We heard a CM saying that all the males were black and the females are blonde.

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While we were waiting for the boys Tessa fell asleep. Chad and Anthony came back not long after and Anthony LOVED the ride. He asked if he could ride again, this time with me. Chad warned me that the people sitting across from them had got soaked. The line moved pretty quickly and soon Anthony and I were boarding our raft. When we got to the hill where the big splash happens I was right next to the couple that was going to get the worst of it. Anthony looked at them and said, "You are going to get really wet!" My jeans and shoes were soaked but I wasn't nearly as wet as that poor couple!

Anthony wanted to ride one more time so Chad took him. This time I remembered I had a water proof camera :rolleyes1so I sent it with Chad to get some pictures on the ride.

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That was awesome!
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kaelalala
05-24-2013, 03:24 PM
I'm joining in!! your kids are adorable and I can't wait to see what you guys get up to. excited to read more :)

megan511
05-24-2013, 03:35 PM
I'm pretty sure Anthony would have rode Kali River Rapids for a fourth time but Tessa had woken up & I didn't want to risk her getting one of the "lucky" splash seats. We stopped & got some drinks while we walked to our next attraction, the Maharajah Jungle Trek.

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Anthony was in charge of the field guide and pointed out the different animals.
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Gorgeous animals:
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC00877_zps4ad0c4c2.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC00877_zps4ad0c4c2.jpg.html)

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After the jungle trek we walked back through Asia. Animal Kingdom is so beautiful, there is wonderful theming and great picture opportunities every where you look.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC00881_zps24c7eaf2.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC00881_zps24c7eaf2.jpg.html)

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC00882_zps4769f359.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC00882_zps4769f359.jpg.html)

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http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC00886_zps04fdba26.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC00886_zps04fdba26.jpg.html)

The wait for Expedition Everest wasn't long at all so we asked Anthony if he was sure he didn't want to ride. He said, "NO! It is too fast, too high, and the yeti is too scary!" Okay, then!

(By yeti he means the projection on the wall...he's never seen Disco Yeti because by the time we get to it his eyes are firmly closed.)

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/b59593c2-e8f7-4fb9-a477-55ac51f026be_zpsf4d707c2.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/b59593c2-e8f7-4fb9-a477-55ac51f026be_zpsf4d707c2.jpg.html)

These are the pictures from his only two rides on Expedition Everest in May 2012. I can't imagine why he didn't want to ride this time...

Ride Number 1: "Anthony, you have to sit up!"
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/Photo0704FourBySix_zpse38f1d53.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/Photo0704FourBySix_zpse38f1d53.jpg.html)

Ride Number 2: "I can't look!"
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/Photo0707FourBySix_zpsa4db1360.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/Photo0707FourBySix_zpsa4db1360.jpg.html)

After Anthony's refusal for one more expedition to Everest we decided to move on.

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We ended up at Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama. There is a really cool article explaining the theming of Dinoland USA. I never really "got" this area but this goes a long way into explaning what the Imagineers intended and all the little details. Why is there a carnival at AK? (http://www.passporter.com/articles/dinoland-usa-animal-kingdom.html)

Chad has always wanted to ride Primeval Whirl but one trip it was being refurbed & another trip we just never got to it. He was determined to ride it this time until he got a good look at it. He sometimes gets motion sickness & saw that little car making those hair pin turns & said, "Nope, not riding that."

We did ride Triceratop Spin though!
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You match the dinosaur, Tessa
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/474d63fb-62d7-4640-a0fb-bf226a1f32b6_zps52752daa.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/474d63fb-62d7-4640-a0fb-bf226a1f32b6_zps52752daa.jpg.html)

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http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/6c82bbf0-5a4f-44c7-8567-486419b29e43_zps5801ec5b.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/6c82bbf0-5a4f-44c7-8567-486419b29e43_zps5801ec5b.jpg.html)

Anthony didn't want to ride Dinosaur ("Too loud") so we walked towards Discovery Island. I wanted to meet Russell & Dug but they had a pretty good-sized line & we didn't want to wait. Instead we decided to do another new attraction for us: It's Tough to be a Bug!

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megan511
05-24-2013, 03:46 PM
Since this was our first time seeing It's Tough to be a Bug we had never been up close to the carvings in the Tree of Life. I, of course, had to get some pictures!

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC00916_zps8c7864ea.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC00916_zps8c7864ea.jpg.html)

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That's a little creepy!
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/dd7e22fc-b3b8-407d-ad89-c05091577695_zps0077ac8b.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/dd7e22fc-b3b8-407d-ad89-c05091577695_zps0077ac8b.jpg.html)

We got inside, collected our glasses and waited on the next show. I had read about this attraction and knew that some of the reviews included, "my kids were traumatized, it was terrifying, never again," etc. I hoped the kids wouldn't be too afraid but Anthony is pretty scared of bugs as it is so I was a little nervous. I knew Tessa would be fine, girl's not scared of anything (except for character meet & greets)! Would I be earning a bad Mommy award today for scarring my children?

He's smiling now...
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC00926_zps3d582265.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC00926_zps3d582265.jpg.html)

He's still smiling but the show hasn't started yet. Tessa has a better idea of what's about to happen...
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/d6e6dffc-dee1-499b-a958-b8ec8e256a03_zps0ad358c1.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/d6e6dffc-dee1-499b-a958-b8ec8e256a03_zps0ad358c1.jpg.html)

We sat right next to the exit just in case we needed to make a quick escape. The show starts and everything is going fine. Everyone's laughing at Flik & the friendly bugs on the screen. Then Hopper comes out. Okay, no big deal. I don't want to spoil what happens in case people want to be surprised but suffice to say Anthony starts yelling, "I don't like this, I don't like this." Even Tessa started whimpering! Right when we were about to leave it was over. Anthony said he would NOT be doing that again & I think Tessa was happy to get out of there too. Yep, bad Mommy award!

After the trauma of It's Tough to be a Bug we decided to ride the Train to Rafiki's. Tessa loves the train so we just ride it around without getting off. She wasn't as excited about it this year as she has been in the past though.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/f1fe3396-7ff8-4b48-a318-8739a0e220e7_zpsecbefd1c.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/f1fe3396-7ff8-4b48-a318-8739a0e220e7_zpsecbefd1c.jpg.html)

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After we got off the train we decided to ride the safari again. The wait was still only 20 minutes or so but we used our last special fastpass anyways. Our safari driver was great! I wish I could remember her name because she was so good. As soon as she saw Tessa get on the jeep she said, "Is that a princess? Oh wow, it's a royal safari!" She kept the whole safari really fun.

This time I put on my zoom lens.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/2dfdfb31-a8c2-442a-8257-22ae5e59231f_zps3d4912ea.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/2dfdfb31-a8c2-442a-8257-22ae5e59231f_zps3d4912ea.jpg.html)

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I wouldn't want to mess with these guys
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More of Ant's favorite
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The lions are awake!
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/575f2524-65f5-49f9-accb-e83cdf400df4_zps70e37c3f.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/575f2524-65f5-49f9-accb-e83cdf400df4_zps70e37c3f.jpg.html)

These next two pictures are some of my favorites from the whole trip. Totally worth the cost of my camera...

He looks like he's getting ready to roar!
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/e96f3d81-ba53-4031-ab5d-9c22c9f711db_zps1dbcbf3e.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/e96f3d81-ba53-4031-ab5d-9c22c9f711db_zps1dbcbf3e.jpg.html)

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Getting to see the lions walking around was amazing! They walk with such power.

Every year I try to get a decent picture of Pumbaa & I never can. One of these days!
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/fb3da028-2479-4f5d-9b56-80b8f9dac90d_zps178983e7.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/fb3da028-2479-4f5d-9b56-80b8f9dac90d_zps178983e7.jpg.html)

This Rhino came right up to our jeep. Very cool
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Zebra Butts! I don't know why it still boggles my mind that zebras are black with white stripes not the other way around.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/cb3ebcf4-ca2c-48fa-924b-b6b9369073e9_zps8e358907.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/cb3ebcf4-ca2c-48fa-924b-b6b9369073e9_zps8e358907.jpg.html)

So pretty
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We only had one thing left on our agenda for Animal Kingdom, Camp Minnie Mickey!

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megan511
05-24-2013, 03:52 PM
I'm joining in!! your kids are adorable and I can't wait to see what you guys get up to. excited to read more :)

Aww thanks so much! :welcome:

megan511
06-13-2013, 10:11 AM
Our last stop today was to go by Camp Minnie Mickey. I wanted to watch the Lion King show but no one else was up for it. Oh well, next time.

There were a bunch of cute Christmas decorations around Camp Minnie Mickey. They had all these trees decorated for different movies or characters.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC00988_zps6dfbe0c7.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC00988_zps6dfbe0c7.jpg.html)


Finding Nemo Tree
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC01008_zps21f8836d.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC01008_zps21f8836d.jpg.html)


Lion King Tree
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC01009_zpse78bbe96.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC01009_zpse78bbe96.jpg.html)


Pluto's Tree
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC01010_zps698460ba.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC01010_zps698460ba.jpg.html)


Chip & Dale's Tree
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC01011_zpsacffd869.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC01011_zpsacffd869.jpg.html)

One of Anthony's favorite movies is the Jungle Book so he had to meet King Louie & Baloo.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/9a9db693-fe0e-4c84-9939-7df68fbd1ab4_zps86e20c1f.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/9a9db693-fe0e-4c84-9939-7df68fbd1ab4_zps86e20c1f.jpg.html)


We saw Pocahontas out & since we are from Virginia we decided to say hello. Anthony seems awfully excited.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/Photo0026FourBySix_zpsc5eeafaa.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/Photo0026FourBySix_zpsc5eeafaa.jpg.html)


We made the mistake of getting in line for Mickey next. Well it's never a mistake to see Mickey but Tessa was D-O-N-E.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/b2208575-9682-40ea-b7bd-02ef8269b90d_zps97ade598.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/b2208575-9682-40ea-b7bd-02ef8269b90d_zps97ade598.jpg.html)


After that we headed to the front. We took some more pictures of the Christmas Tree.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a632/Megan3511/DSC01012_zps7e5696b7.jpg (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Megan3511/media/DSC01012_zps7e5696b7.jpg.html)

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We had a dinner reservation at Rainforest Cafe. We were about an hour early but they said they could seat us. We only had to wait a few minutes before we were led to our table.

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I ordered the Awesome Appetizer Adventure - Great sampler for two or more, featuring Chimi-Cha-Cha, Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Tri-Colour chips, Cheese Sticks, and Chicken Tenders. Served with fresh guacomole, marinara, and coconut curry sauce $18.99 (all menu descriptions & prices courtesy of allears.net)

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This was okay. The chimi-cha-chas were the best part. The Spinach and Artichoke Dip was congealed at the top like it had been sitting around a long time. :crazy2: The tenders and cheese sticks were fine but nothing special. The coconut curry sauce was very good though.

DH ordered the Rainforest Burger - burger piled high with a fried onion ring, served on a toasted bun with tomato, lettuce, onion, and your choice of cheese $13.99; with bacon, add $0.99; with sauteed mushrooms add $0.99

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DD had the Jurassic Chicken Tidbits" - dinosaur-shaped chicken $6.99

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DS ordered the Castaway Kid's Pizza - Cheese or Pepperoni $6.99

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They all thought their meals were fine but nothing special. Even though the menus are very similiar we all prefer T-Rex Cafe to Rainforest Cafe.

After our meal we went back to Animal Kingdom Lodge to relax and get ready to switch hotels in the morning. We settled into to watch some TV and get some rest.

Up Next: Epcot Time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48794603&postcount=30)

megan511
06-27-2013, 10:21 AM
I woke up to a foggy Monday.We had to check out of AKL today and I wanted to soak up as much of the ambiance of the hotel as I could. I sat and watched the animals outside our balcony with a cup of coffee. A perfect morning!

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I went and got the kid's some Mickey Waffles from the Mara and by the time I came back they were stirring and the fog had cleared. Tessa sat out on the balcony with me and watched the animals while we waited for Anthony & Chad to get ready.

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We are usually a get up and go family while at Disney and rarely miss rope drop. I loved being able to have a more relaxed morning at the hotel. Chad on the other hand said he liked summer better when we get up & go all day.

We checked out of AKL and went over to Pop Century to check in with our free QSDP. It was a bit crowded because it was the check-in day for free dining but we were through the line in about 25 minutes. After receiving our package we headed to our next destination...

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We didn't arrive at Epcot until around 10:30. We grabbed FP's for Soarin' and then headed to our first ride, one of Anthony's favorites.

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Anthony loves Figment...

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After our Journey with Figment we walked over to the World Showcase. We had a lunch reservation at 12:15 so we decided to slowly walk around the countries until we reached our lunch spot. I was also interested in listening to some of the World Showcase Storytellers who talk about the holiday traditions of their country.

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Canada Pavilion

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When we got to Canada we were just in time for their storyteller's presentation. Their storyteller is Nowell, who is a lumberjack.

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After the story you can take a picture with the storyteller.

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We continued on to the UK Pavilion. Anthony wanted to do one of the Agent P adventures & we promised him that after lunch he could. It was getting close to our ADR time so we kept walking. Just a word about the weather this day, it was very pleasant. It was overcast all day but warm. We all brought jackets but none of us needed them except for Tessa.

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Epcot part 2 (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48932388&postcount=31)

megan511
07-11-2013, 02:32 PM
We continued our stroll through World Showcase in France.

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All the pavilions have such great details.

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Our lunch ADR was at Les Chefs de France with the Candlelight Processional Dining Package. Anthony picked Les Chefs because he enjoyed his lunch here on our previous trip & he wanted to see Remy again. When we walked up to the restaurant we saw Serveur Amusant performing so we stopped to watch.

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Anthony kept saying, "wow that is too high!" It was a fun show but a little nerve wracking! We checked in at Les Chefs & waited outside for our name to be called.
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We waited about 10 minutes before we were led to our table.

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With the Candlelight Processional package you can order 1 appetizer, 1 entree & 1 dessert & you can choose anything on the menu. The cost of the package was $55.37 per adult & $27.68 per child. Chad ordered the tomato & goat cheese flatbread, I ordered the french onion soup, & both kids got the cheese puff pastry. I only have a picture of my soup but it was all delicous! We were also served a warm baguette with butter which was also very good. (All menu descriptions courtesy of allears)

Soupe a l'oignon gratinee - The classic onion soup topped with gruyere cheese
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For our entrees, I got the salmon dish.

Filet de Saumon, pommes de terre ecrasees au beurre et ciboulete sur coulis de tomate et poivron rouge - Broiled salmon, smashed potatoes with butter and chives, served on a tomato and red pepper sauce
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I have to say this was pretty disappointing. It was very bland & neither the salmon nor potatoes had a lot of flavor.

Anthony got the child's burger with fries. He enjoyed it.
Croquette de Boeuf en Brioche - Ground beef steak on a brioche bun, served with French fries
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Tessa got the child's breaded chicken strips served over pasta. She didn't eat very much but she never does.
Blanc de Poulet Aux Nouilles - Breaded chicken strips served with pasta
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DH ordered the adult burger, Steak haché Angus, champignons et Bearnaise, salade ou frites - 1/2 lb. Angus hamburger with confit onions, mushroom duxelle, tomatoes, and Bearnaise on on a brioche, salad or french fries. He said it was fine.

While we were eating we had a visit from the chef himself.

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For dessert I ordered the profiteroles & both kids got a chocolate chip cookie. I can't remember what DH ordered.

Profiteroles au chocolat - Puff choux with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
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The description doesn't sound like much but they are so, so good. The chocolate sauce is amazing!
Overall I thought our meal was good. I don't know that I would rush back for a third visit but it's definitely a nice choice for lunch.

We walked back to Future World to grab FPs for Test Track for that evening & then headed to use our Soarin' FPs we had picked up that morning. Tessa was finally tall enough & was excited for her first ride.

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Tessa, like the rest of us, loved Soarin. It's such a fun ride, my favorite part is the smells! I can't believe Disney hasn't started selling the scents of Soarin yet.

We exited the Land building and checked ride times. Mission Space didn't have much of a wait so we headed there next.

Next Update (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49124242&postcount=32)

megan511
07-30-2013, 12:33 PM
Anthony & I headed to "our ride" Mission:Space. He calls it "our ride" since Tessa isn't tall enough & Chad does not do simulators. We grabbed our green team tickets & headed in. I will ride pretty much anything but for some reason Mission:Space Orange scares me! I still haven't tried it but maybe one day when Anthony's ready for it.

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Hearing the details of our mission...
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He's ready!
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We had a great trip to Mars. Anthony wanted to ride it again & since Tessa had fallen asleep we got back in line. The wait was about 10 minutes & then we were off to Mars again.

After our second ride we decided to go to Innoventions as we had never really explored in there before.
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When we walked out of Innoventions it had started to drizzle & Tessa woke up. It was time to head over to Test Track for our first ride on the new version!
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DH & DS really enjoyed designing their car & seeing how it performed through the tests on the ride.
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I thought the new version was fine but I certainly wasn't blown away. Anthony & Chad really enjoyed designing their cars though so I guess that's a plus for the new one. Tessa loved her first ride on Test Track. When we sped up & went outside she grabbed on to me but once it ended she was all smiles.

After we had used our FP's for Test Track we didn't have a plan until the 5:30 Candlelight Processional. Anthony wanted to do another first for us, an Agent P mission. He picked the UK so we walked all the way to the other side of the park to get his phone :rolleyes1. He received his phone & it was time to start saving the world!
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Anthony loved this. He thought it was so cool looking for all the items & he got really into it. Chad & I liked it because we enjoy walking around the pavilions & seeing all the details. It was a great way to keep the kids interested while I got to walk around & take pictures. Some parts of the mission are a little wordy & it does take a good chunk of time so it may not hold everyone's interest but for us it was a winner.
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While the boys completed their mission Tessa & I caught the end of Father Christmas' presentation. I love his green suit.
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Anthony finished up & immediately wanted to do another one. We told Ant he could do another one later as it was time to get our seats for the Candlelight Processional. We were watching the weather because we were under a tornado warning & there were some ugly clouds around. We hoped that the show would be able to go on as planned as we were looking forward to seeing it for the first time.

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Britard
07-30-2013, 02:07 PM
Love your report!
I think Christmas time is a great time to go to Disney. There are so many wonderful activities that Disney does so well that time of year.

I can't wait to see more!

megan511
08-01-2013, 02:12 PM
Love your report!
I think Christmas time is a great time to go to Disney. There are so many wonderful activities that Disney does so well that time of year.

I can't wait to see more!

Thanks for joining in!

I :lovestruc Christmas at Disney! It was such a magical time to go & the decorations are gorgeous.

megan511
08-01-2013, 02:24 PM
We made our way over to the American Gardens Theater for the 5:00 showing of the Candlelight Processional. The four of us had stickers showing that we had purchased the dining package & we were let in. We got there pretty close to 5:00 even though it's recommended to get there about 1/2 hour early with the package. If the crowds hadn't been so minimal we would have gotten there a bit earlier. There wasn't too much of a line & there was plenty of room for extra people in the back where we were seated. It turned out we didn't really need to purchase the package but we wanted to be sure we got to see the show, so it was worth it to us this time.

The weather appeared to be holding off and we were grateful when the show went on without any issues.

Waiting for the show to start...
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Go away clouds!
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Some pictures of the stage area...
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The live orchestra:
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The choir:
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Our narrator was Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel. She did a great job!
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I really enjoyed the show. The choir sings traditional hymns while the narrator reads the Christmas story. DS & DD enjoyed the show as well & were very well behaved...until Tessa got a LOUD case of the giggles at the part of the show where they talk about the Crucifixion. Jodi Benson was becoming emotional while reading about it, the theater was pretty darn quiet especially considering we were in the middle of a theme park, & Tessa could just not stop laughing! DH ended up walking her out, but there was only one song left and they could hear everything from the American pavilion.

After the show we walked back around towards Future World. World Showcase looks so pretty at night.

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We reached the front of the park and decided to head back to Pop. We still had to unload our car and get settled into our room. Our room was located in the 80's section. Anthony was very excited to see Pac-Man on the building.

Once we got settled we needed some dinner. I went down to Everything Pop and grabbed food for everyone. The boys got burgers, Tessa ate her snacks in the room, & I got a grilled chicken sandwich with pasta salad.

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This was not great. The chicken was very dry & the pasta salad had a weird taste to it. I can't quite put my finger on what it was but I wasn't real impressed.

For dessert I picked up a brownie covered in M&Ms and the famous Tie-Dyed Cheesecake.

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The brownie was super hard! It was probably better earlier in the day but I think it had been sitting out awhile.The cheesecake was just alright.

After we ate we all settled in & watched Stacy give us the must-dos. Then we went to sleep to rest up for the next day!

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amandaw
08-05-2013, 10:18 PM
Hey! I'm sorry I've been missing but I'm trying to play catch up.

Looks like the AK & EPCOT days were both very nice. All of your pics have me missing WDW at Christmas time.

So sorry your dinner at POP wasn't great.

wiigirl
08-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Great pics! :goodvibes

megan511
08-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Tuesday, December 11 was my absolute favorite day I have ever had a Disney. Everything was just perfect.:cloud9: December 11th is Chad & I's anniversary and it was just an incredible way to spend it. It all started with us SLEEPING IN! I didn't set an alarm at all as we had no where to be until 10:55. Our plans for the day were to eat a late breakfast and then hang out until 4:00 when we could enter the Magic Kingdom. We were attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for the first time and we wanted to be ready to stay late into the night.

I got up before the rest of the family to do some laundry (not the perfect part of the day.:rotfl2:) I had fully intended to walk around Pop and take some pictures but I didn't make it very far. I just decided to go back to the room and relax a bit.

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We all got dressed and out the door around 10:30. We were having a late breakfast at Anthony's favorite spot.

Snacks before breakfast? Why not, it's vacation!
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Our breakfast was at Ohana in the Polynesian. We checked in and decided to skip the photo before the meal. We waited about 10 minutes before our "cousin" (the servers here are called cousins, we're all family at Disney:rolleyes:) called us back.

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The lovely view.
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My favorite part, the pineapple coconut bread!
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The fruit was very fresh and delicious.
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Ohana breakfast is served family style and includes biscuits, sausage, bacon, eggs, and breakfast potatoes. Servers walk around offering Mickey Waffles which are included as well. Breakfast is around $25 for adults and $13 for kids so one of the more reasonable character meals.
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Stitch was the first to come around and say hello.
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Tessa is very leery of the characters still so we had to let Stitch know that she needed some space.
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Yum!
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Pluto is Anthony's favorite character so he's always excited to see him.
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Lilo came around shortly after Pluto.
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Finally it was time to give Mickey some hugs!
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Tessa has never liked getting her picture taken with characters. She would always bury her head on our shoulders or cry and recoil away. When Mickey came around though she was all smiles! I can't even explain how special that was to us. Having a special needs child really makes us appreciates the little moments like this. Chad and I both left breakfast saying it was totally worth the cost of the trip just to see her smile at Mickey. Even my dad who is NOT a Disney fan saw the pictures and said the same thing!

It's Mickey, Tessa!
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After our yummy breakfast we discussed what to do with our day. Since the kids had slept in we decided to just head on over to Magic Kingdom and add a day to our tickets. We were just going to try and go through to the Christmas party! We were a little worried about the weather forecast because it was calling for storms that night. I was so hoping we would be able to see the parade and fireworks at the party.

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megan511
08-06-2013, 12:20 PM
Hey! I'm sorry I've been missing but I'm trying to play catch up.

Looks like the AK & EPCOT days were both very nice. All of your pics have me missing WDW at Christmas time.

So sorry your dinner at POP wasn't great.

Hi, Amanda! Great to "see" you again. :wave2:

I know what you mean! I went missing for quite a while too. Now in the few minutes I get on here I feel like I should work on my TR before I forget everything! I really hope to get to catch up on TR's soon. I miss reading about everyone's trips.

WDW at Christmas is just :cloud9:

Dinner wasn't awesome but we weren't that hungry anyways.

Great pics! :goodvibes

Thank you so much! The camera does all the work, believe me! :lmao:

amandaw
08-06-2013, 11:03 PM
Looks like a great start to the day! :thumbsup2

We really enjoyed our breakfast at 'Ohana back in October. I would definitely eat there again.

And Tessa smiling for Mickey is just priceless!! :goodvibes

megan511
08-27-2013, 08:49 AM
Looks like a great start to the day! :thumbsup2

We really enjoyed our breakfast at 'Ohana back in October. I would definitely eat there again.

And Tessa smiling for Mickey is just priceless!! :goodvibes

Ohana is Anthony's favorite. It's such a fun breakfast & I think it's a must do for us now. :thumbsup2

Thanks Amanda!

megan511
08-27-2013, 08:58 AM
After our yummy breakfast we walked around the Polynesian to see the decorations.

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Our plan for the day had been to go back to Pop & relax until 4 when we could get in to Magic Kingdom with our MVMCP tickets. We were all feeling well rested & ready to go though so we decided to add a day to our MYW tickets & get to MK early!

Anthony needed new sunglasses so we popped into the Poly gift shop.

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I'm ready to go!
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After Anthony picked some shades we walked out to catch the monorail. As we were walking toward the monorail stop we saw people walking back saying the monorail was down. Since I obsess about all things Disney :rolleyes1 I immediately knew we could take the resort boat launch to MK. We walked out to the dock & got into the rather large line waiting on the boat.

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It did take quite a while to get to MK this way. There were a lot of people waiting for the boat & they only had one running for a while. The weather was gorgeous though & we tried to enjoy just being together taking a break. We were just anxious to get to MK and see all the Christmas decorations!

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Once we made it to MK I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped. The decorations were everything I thought they'd be & more! We walked around Main Street for a bit just soaking in the atmosphere.

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Anthony is big into the Sorcerors of the Magic Kingdom game so we stopped by the Fire Station to get our cards.

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The kids were itching to ride something now so we walked down Main Street while we decided where to go. New Fantasyland had just opened but I had planned on us going there first thing on a different MK day. Since whatever we did today was just extra we were taking a very laid back approach. We decided to go to Storybook Circus & check out that area.



This is what the Mine Train construction looked like last December:
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megan511
08-27-2013, 09:35 AM
We all agreed that our first ride at Magic Kingdom should be Dumbo. It was our final ride on our last trip & we thought it was fitting for it to be first this time!

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We got in line & there was no line! You know it's going to be a good day when you basically walk on Dumbo. We never even went into the new play area but from what I've read about it, I'm okay with that...I think it would be too much anixety for me!

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Tessa making her "Merida" face. I almost bought her this doll just because this was her go to face while in line.

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I thought the new dueling Dumbo's were really cute. I don't know that it has the same feeling as riding Dumbo in the middle of Fantasyland did but it's still a classic.

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After Dumbo we walked to the Barnstormer. I think the line was about 10 minutes or so. This was Tessa's first time riding but I was confident she would like it & Anthony loves this coaster. It's one of his favorites in all of Disney World.:rolleyes:

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The kids loved the ride & I think we may have got back in line a second time. It was a no plan day until about 5 so we were just doing whatever the kids wanted!

The new splash zone was open too so I took a few pictures. My kids have never been interested in fountains/splash zones/getting soaked so we have always been able to skip those things.:cool1: I just don't get this new splash zone. I know they had to put up the fence because people were climbing on the train but didn't they realize that was the first thing kids were going to do when they built it? It just seems to me why build it if you have to fence it off. That fence plus water plus small kids just seems like an accident waiting to happen to me.:confused3

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It was threatening rain at this point so we needed to look for something to do indoors. I knew just the place for us to go next...

amandaw
09-01-2013, 05:19 PM
Sounds like y'all were off to a great start in MK! And you're so lucky to have avoided that play area at Dumbo! :sad2:

I hate that "splash" area. It took all I had to keep Reid out of there. They really should name it the "get-absolutely-soaking-wet area".