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rachel09985
01-14-2013, 09:11 PM
Hi Everyone!!

I just got back last Wednesday from an unexpected trip to Orlando!

I just started a new job at PepsiCo and got an email about a week before Christmas that said I was selected to participate in an onboarding session in...Orlando!!!

Oh my gosh!! When I got that email I seriously went into the bathroom and silent screamed because I was so excited!!! I was freaking out! My training was going to be all day Tuesday and Wednesday so I decided to fly down Saturday and stay at Disney until Monday. And I was going by myself!! I couldn't believe I was doing a solo trip.

My last trip was in November and I was so upset I was missing the new FLE and Test Track so I was so happy to be going back so soon!

I decided to fly down bright and early Saturday and I was staying at Pop Century on a great room discount. I got three day tickets and I upgraded myself to the Deluxe Dining Plan after thinking deeply about it and running the numbers!

I have another trip report going now but decided to do another one because I was having so much fun!

So join me for my trip retelling! It will be a lot of pics ( I took more than my 6 night trip in November!). I have a DSLR so I am still learning but I think I got some good ones!

Here I am in 2011.

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I am a 27 year old from Toledo, Ohio, currently living in Eden Prairie, MN. I have a boyfriend of 10 years (yikes!). We have a dog named Lola. she is a cockapoo and my little baby!!!

Table of Contents

Saturday January 5th
Chapter 1 Flight to Orlando (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47214168&postcount=4)
Chapter 2 Getting Settled in at POP (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47238375&postcount=12)
Chapter 3 Body Parts Exposed! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47249894&postcount=19)
Chapter 4 Next Stop: Little Mermaid Show (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47265476&postcount=21)
Chapter 5 Dis Meet Time! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47277011&postcount=26)
Chapter 6 Boma Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47299379&postcount=27)

Sunday January 6th
Chapter 1 Walkin' in a Foggy Wonderland (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47340392&postcount=32)
Chapter 2 Crystal Palace Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47387389&postcount=33)
Chapter 3 First Walk Through New Fantasyland (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47409527&postcount=36)
Chapter 4 Under The Sea (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47409638&postcount=37)
Chapter 5 First Taste of Lefou's Brew (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47462881&postcount=41)
Chapter 6 Epitome of Mk Rides (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47463098&postcount=42)
Chapter 7 Time to Adventure! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47538648&postcount=54)
Chapter 8 Be Our Guest Part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47605881&postcount=68)
Chapter 9 Be Our Guest Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47606371&postcount=69)
Chapter 10 Saying Goodbye (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47639375&postcount=73)
Chapter 11 Alone Time Before Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47701517&postcount=83)
Chapter 12 Frantic Picture Taking (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47713252&postcount=88)
Chapter 13 Artist Point Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47744809&postcount=92)
Chapter 14 Nighttime at MK (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47761116&postcount=97)
Chapter 15 Celebrate the Magic (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47802503&postcount=103)
Chapter 16 Enchanted Tales with Belle (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47802979&postcount=105)
Chapter 17 MK PM EMH (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47812648&postcount=111)

Monday January 7th
Chapter 1 Two New Experiences! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47815892&postcount=114)
Chapter 2 Le Cellier Lunch (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47829686&postcount=126)
Chapter 3 So Full! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47852019&postcount=132)
Chapter 4 The Road and the Seas (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47863082&postcount=142)
Chapter 5 The Land (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47873179&postcount=151)
Chapter 6 The Dreaded Call (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47873346&postcount=152)
Chapter 7 Chefs de France Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47894619&postcount=164)
Chapter 8 Heading to the Exit (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47898941&postcount=167)
Chapter 9 Spaceship Earth and Leaving the Bubble (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47899084&postcount=168)

Tuesday January 8th
Chapter 1 On My Own for Dinner!!! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47942547&postcount=176)
Chapter 2 Grand Floridian Tour (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47990113&postcount=193)
Chapter 3 Shopping in Downtown Disney (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48000295&postcount=199)
Chapter 4 Livin' The Life Part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48039245&postcount=205)
Chapter 5 Livin' The Life Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48050976&postcount=211)
Chapter 6 THE END! (http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab332/rachel09985/Disney%20Jan%203/IMG_4743_zps545a7b71.jpg)

jecskc
01-14-2013, 10:07 PM
I'm here ! can't wait to see your pics and see where and what you ate !! :banana::banana:

rachel09985
01-14-2013, 10:17 PM
I'm here ! can't wait to see your pics and see where and what you ate !! :banana::banana:

So happy you are here!!

Are you still heading to Disney Jan 18th?

rachel09985
01-16-2013, 09:06 PM
Let's get this story on the road folks! Warning- this first post will be lots of words and little pics!

My flight left Minneapolis at 6:25am!! Yikes. That meant I needed to be up super early. I think I left for the airport at 4:30. It only takes about 15-20 minutes to get there.

I got some Starbucks using my gift cards from Christmas and I got a smut magazine!

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The flight was pretty uneventful. I had a very short layover in Detroit of 40 minutes so I was a little worried about that. I had enough time in Detroit though even though my gate was all the way at the other end of the terminal. I had to take shuttle! If you have ever been to DTW you know it is one looooong terminal.

I absolutely love flights to Orlando because there are so many families just full of excitement and ready to get to WDW. It is magical seeing children so excited!! I sat next to this Asian family and I believe they were a Make a Wish family. They were from Wisconsin. One of the girls and the dad sat by me. It was quite funny because the little girl must have tooted and she said "Daddy do you smell that!" Hahaha. The dad started whispering to her saying you don't do that in public!!

Our plane de iced for about 20 minutes. It was quite interesting actually. They put this green liquid on it and then they blow this smoke over it. I have no idea what it actually does.

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We were told we were going to land in Orlando late but we landed right on time at 12:55. I had a lunch reservation at 1:55 so I pretty much knew I was going to miss it but for some reason I thought they closed at 3:45 for lunch. They actually closed at 2:45 so I had to hurry it up to make it in time!

I got to the Magical Express stop at 2:35. I had to get a ticket because I didn't book in time. There was some guy trying to get on a bus to WDW. He wasn't staying at a Disney hotel or anything he just wanted to catch a ride to WDW. The CM said no because it was for Disney resort guests only. Then he preceded to beg and say he just lost his job... CM still said no! I don't blame him.

Magical Express area looks dead, right?

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WRONG! Only the Pop line was packed. A huge group was in front of me about 30 people an of course we had to wait for a new bus to get them all on. Couldn't they have just called me on a difference bus since I was a single?

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I finally got on the bus at 2 and then got to POP at 2:35, since Kona closed at 2:45 I knew there would be no way to make it, so I accepted the fact I wouldn't eat at Kona. I would got Pop instead.

I had a bit of trouble at Check in because I checked in online and then I couldn't request a non connecting room. Well when I went to check in I asked for a non connecting room and it took a little bit to get it.

I also put a CC on my account, just my debit card because I don't own a credit card right now. Well anyways on my way to my room I had a panic attack because I though they put a hold of $250 on your account and I didn't have $250 on that card!!! I freaked out and then went back to check in and luckily they told me that there wasn't any holds, so I could relax!

I had my favorite Penne Chicken Alfredo for lunch with my mug from my Disney Dining Plan with Diet Coke( I have to keep Coke drinking under the radar now because I work for Pepsi). They are very serious about not drinking Coke, you can't have any Coke products on your expense reports or else they will not pay for it!

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danimaroo
01-16-2013, 09:41 PM
I'm responding to this quick to say I am planning on reading this TR on my way to Disney World tomorrow (long flight from Seattle and I'll have inflight wifi, yay)! The reason I had to pop in is I am obsessed with Vinylmation! So I have to hear all about your trip! :)

rachel09985
01-16-2013, 10:18 PM
I'm responding to this quick to say I am planning on reading this TR on my way to Disney World tomorrow (long flight from Seattle and I'll have inflight wifi, yay)! The reason I had to pop in is I am obsessed with Vinylmation! So I have to hear all about your trip! :)

Hi! I am glad I am not the only Vinylmation fan from the Dis. You will have to see which ones I got later :) It was fun and addicting to open the blind boxes.

Thanks for reading this and have fun in Disney!!!

tinkgurl
01-16-2013, 10:24 PM
I am joining in! I was with DH for 10 years before we got married this past August! It feels crazy, doesn't it?!

jecskc
01-16-2013, 10:37 PM
So happy you are here!!

Are you still heading to Disney Jan 18th?

YES !!! Tomorrow !!! Squeeeee !!! I am soo excited !!

jecskc
01-16-2013, 10:48 PM
OK. I just read your comment about the Coke and if you have it on your expense account, then Pespi won't pay for it. That. Is hilarious. :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

danimaroo
01-17-2013, 01:11 PM
Hi! I am glad I am not the only Vinylmation fan from the Dis. You will have to see which ones I got later :) It was fun and addicting to open the blind boxes.

Thanks for reading this and have fun in Disney!!!

Haha I'm on my flight and caught up! A solo trip sounds like a ton of fun, and even better when you are going down for work! I have to sometimes travel for work so I keep secretly hoping that at some point they'll send me there, haha.

I'm definitely with you as a fan! I can't wait to see what you blind boxed! I am so excited because I'm bringing down traders with me for our trip to trade in the parks. I love getting new fun ones.

Those blind boxes suck you in and then you just HAVE to get the set of 12. It's all downhill from here. ;)

Can't wait to read more once I'm back from Disney World!

__disneygirl
01-17-2013, 02:21 PM
Joining in! I love being solo in Disney, I love Vinylmations, and I love Pop! This is clearly the report for me. haha. The Chicken Penne Alfredo is my favorite too! I could seriously eat it every day and not get tired of it.

rachel09985
01-19-2013, 10:42 AM
Now it was time to check out my room at POP. POP will always have a special place in my heart because that is the hotel in which we fell in love with Disney World, but after staying at Art of Animation it is very noticeable how much POP needs a refurbishment!

I mainly noticed it in the dining hall, tables falling apart and carpet ripped. My room wasn't too bed but those beds and pillow are not comfortable.

I headed to my room which was all the way in the 50s section, in the back building across from the bowling pin pool.

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When I got to my room my door was open!!!! I was like ummm, am I sure I am supposed to have this room??

It turns out that people were working on the locks in my room and the entire row. They were replacing to the keyless entry, the one where you just put your key over the mickey head and in you go!

Here is my 5 star hotel room. Haha, not!!!!

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It was fine for one person though.

Well I had to go and I just didn't feel comfortable leaving my expensive stuff in my room with my door wide open. But I had no other option. I had to go to Hollywood Studios right away.....because......

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I was meeting a Dis'er!!!

I was meeting emmebear and her daughter Emme!!

I posted on the Dis that I was heading there and she messaged me and asked if I wanted to meet up. I said yes and we made plans to meet at Hollywood Studios and go to dinner at Boma then spend the next day at MK together before she left to go back home to Jacksonville!

I was super excited to meet them but I was nervous because I felt like I was going on a blind date. I think I am a likable person but what if we didn't get along??!!!

So I headed to the bus stop and waited in line. Once again it felt like I was waiting the longest from any line. Every other bus came besides the HS bus!

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I met a really nice older couple in line with me. They have been going to Disney for a long time, they own DVC they moved to Arizona, but are originally from right where Corey and I live right now. They come to WDW about once a year and they go to Disneyland a lot. They had a premier pass which they showed me!:thumbsup2 Ah, its the Starbucks gold card!

Emmebear was texting me earlier all day. They tried to go to HS earlier but there was no parking spots available that were decently close. She said it was PACKED so I was a little worried.

My plans at HS were to go on Tower of Terror and maybe see the Beauty and the Beast show. Would they happen???

rachel09985
01-19-2013, 10:49 AM
OK. I just read your comment about the Coke and if you have it on your expense account, then Pespi won't pay for it. That. Is hilarious. :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

Haha they are very vey anal about that!!!

Haha I'm on my flight and caught up! A solo trip sounds like a ton of fun, and even better when you are going down for work! I have to sometimes travel for work so I keep secretly hoping that at some point they'll send me there, haha.

I'm definitely with you as a fan! I can't wait to see what you blind boxed! I am so excited because I'm bringing down traders with me for our trip to trade in the parks. I love getting new fun ones.

Those blind boxes suck you in and then you just HAVE to get the set of 12. It's all downhill from here. ;)

Can't wait to read more once I'm back from Disney World!

I know thats the problem with me. The set I got now I want all of the designs because they are so cute! Good thing I don't like all sets.

Joining in! I love being solo in Disney, I love Vinylmations, and I love Pop! This is clearly the report for me. haha. The Chicken Penne Alfredo is my favorite too! I could seriously eat it every day and not get tired of it.

Yes it is the report for you! I am excited to have you along!!

YES !!! Tomorrow !!! Squeeeee !!! I am soo excited !!

Have fun! I can't wait to read about it!

I am joining in! I was with DH for 10 years before we got married this past August! It feels crazy, doesn't it?!

Yes it does! That makes me feel better about us. Now, 6 of our years we were in school because we stared dating in high school so I guess you can't count those.

LumosQ102
01-20-2013, 08:10 AM
Hi Everyone!!

I just got back last Wednesday from an unexpected trip to Orlando!

I just started a new job at PepsiCo and got an email about a week before Christmas that said I was selected to participate in an onboarding session in...Orlando!!!

Oh my gosh!! When I got that email I seriously went into the bathroom and silent screamed because I was so excited!!! I was freaking out! My training was going to be all day Tuesday and Wednesday so I decided to fly down Saturday and stay at Disney until Monday. And I was going by myself!! I couldn't believe I was doing a solo trip.



now isn't that the best news on top of the excitement of starting a new job :goodvibes congratulation on both!

I look forward to reading about your trip :wave:

Nermel9
01-20-2013, 08:49 AM
Hi, me again! Joining in on this TR too! :rotfl: I am dying to do a solo trip someday, so I love solo trip TR's! And I love vinylmations! I don't really know too much about them, like I don't try to complete sets or anything, I just try to get the ones I really like! I have a shelf full of them, they are so cute!

I love Pop, I've only stayed there once, but I really liked it, that chicken alfredo is one of my favorite Disney meals! :cool1:

Yay, a DIS meet! I've only met one DIS'er so far, and it was totally by surprise, and I was SO nervous! It was great to finally meet someone in person though!

Can't wait to read more!

Disney9.9.10
01-20-2013, 09:47 AM
I'm here! I'm here! What a cool job sending you to Orlando :rotfl: We ran into the same problem as you with (almost for us) missing a lunch reservation because of transportation. Disappointing that you didn't get to eat at Kona. I'm excited to hear how your meet went! It does feel sort of like a blind date, and makes you a bit nervous!

rachel09985
01-20-2013, 02:32 PM
now isn't that the best news on top of the excitement of starting a new job :goodvibes congratulation on both!

I look forward to reading about your trip :wave:

I know it was so exciting to go to Orlando because normally they only go to Chicago for meetings!

Hi, me again! Joining in on this TR too! :rotfl: I am dying to do a solo trip someday, so I love solo trip TR's! And I love vinylmations! I don't really know too much about them, like I don't try to complete sets or anything, I just try to get the ones I really like! I have a shelf full of them, they are so cute!

I love Pop, I've only stayed there once, but I really liked it, that chicken alfredo is one of my favorite Disney meals! :cool1:

Yay, a DIS meet! I've only met one DIS'er so far, and it was totally by surprise, and I was SO nervous! It was great to finally meet someone in person though!

Can't wait to read more!

Hi! I was like that too with vinylmations before this trip. I just got then if I looked the designs and I didn't do any of the closed boxes. Now I have to collect this set I got!

I love that chicken alfredo too! So much!!!

rachel09985
01-20-2013, 02:33 PM
I'm here! I'm here! What a cool job sending you to Orlando :rotfl: We ran into the same problem as you with (almost for us) missing a lunch reservation because of transportation. Disappointing that you didn't get to eat at Kona. I'm excited to hear how your meet went! It does feel sort of like a blind date, and makes you a bit nervous!

I was nervous, lol! The meet info is coming up soon!!!

rachel09985
01-20-2013, 02:51 PM
So I finally got to Hollywood Studios and the first thing I saw was the huge christmas tree! It is so exciting to think that Christmas is over and all of a sudden be immersed in all of this Christmas decor!

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It was a little chilly and cloudy today so I was glad I had on my jeans.

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I was shocked at the crowds. It was BAD! Probably the worst I have ever have seen HS. My first thing I wanted to do was go ride Tower of Terror, one of my favorite rides. I go to the time board and the wait is 150 minutes!!!! No Thank you!! the wait for TSM Was 250 min. No thank you again.

I thought that Tower of Terror had a single rider line so I decided to walk back there.

Around that time emmebear was texting me and they got there and were shocked at the crowds too!

I also wanted to see Beauty and the Beast but I changed my mind because of how busy it was.

A little place called Starring rolls was calling my name because they were closing soon and I didn't have dessert at lunch!

So I headed in and got the (Disney) world famous Butterfinger Cupcake with a water. Shhh, its a Coke product!

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So I tried to cut it in half and that thing was rock solid!! I didn't realize there was a layer of hard chocolate under the butterfinger. And it was cold so it was even harder. I ended up making a disaster of it.

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I had to wait for it to warm it but this thing was just soooo sweet that it was too much. The frosting was a buttercream with a layer of chocolate and dipped in butterfinger. The cake was chocolate with chocolate in the middle. I really only ate the frosting chocolate butterfinger mess. That was my favorite part. I only had about a half.

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Here is what I left.

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So I headed to TOT to check out the actual line.

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When I got to TOT I didn't see a single rider line. RATS! I decided to check with a CM and make sure. I go up the regular line and the two CMs seemed a little preoccupied. They were staring at something. So i ask my question and she answers NO but still seems preoccupied. I turn around to see what they are looking at and notice another woman talking to a CM with...



Her NIPPLES HANGING OUT!!!!!

Yes, her shirt was soooo low that both of her nipples were out. LOL! Her tank top was sooo tight that her breast fat was bulging out along with her nipples!! I was like WOW I have seen it all!!!!!

When she left all of the CMS were like did that seriously just happen? Haha it was hilarious!!!

Well now that I saw more than I wanted to see I decided it was time to do something since I paid for an entire day at Disney!

Isthatyoutiger
01-20-2013, 04:42 PM
A quick trip to the World! :thumbsup2 Awesome!! I was reading your other trip report and you said that you started a new one, so here I am :surfweb:

Butterfinger Cupcake Yummmm! :lovestruc I have to try one of those.

Was it Marathon weekend when you were there? I was there a few years ago during Marathon weekend and it was really crowded. :crowded:

Wow what a site to see at ToT :scratchin :rotfl2:

Can't wait to hear about your meet :cool1:

rachel09985
01-21-2013, 08:09 PM
So after I saw the indecent exposure, I decided I need to do something. I was a bit discouraged because it was so busy but I decided to push through!

I headed to TSM and saw Voyage of the Little Mermaid. The next show was in about 40 minutes so I decided to wait in line.

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There was a funny family behind me with a kid about 13 and he did not want to see this show! He was so mad he was missing out on Indiana Jones.

It was so busy that they didn't even let the regular guests in the waiting area. The waiting room was entirely filled with fastpass people. We didn't get to go in until right when the show started.

I wanted a good seat but it was pretty much impossible to get a good seat where I was. I ended up towards the right of the room in the middle.

Time for the show to start!

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I love the water effects, the bubbles, and the smoke effects!

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After the show I was definitely underwhelmed. I think they need to replace this show with something else!

I decided to head towards the Osborne Lights to get ready for them and to meet up with Emmebear!

She said she was getting a beer at the Studio Catering Company so I figured I might as well head back.

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I love the TSM area!

Stand by still over 2 hours!

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Up next: Osborne Lights with emmebear!

autumne21
01-21-2013, 08:34 PM
Enjoying your report so far! I just recently discovered Vinylmations too and think it could get real ugly real quick if I don't stay off the Disney website and eBay :laughing:

rachel09985
01-21-2013, 09:00 PM
A quick trip to the World! :thumbsup2 Awesome!! I was reading your other trip report and you said that you started a new one, so here I am :surfweb:

Butterfinger Cupcake Yummmm! :lovestruc I have to try one of those.

Was it Marathon weekend when you were there? I was there a few years ago during Marathon weekend and it was really crowded. :crowded:

Wow what a site to see at ToT :scratchin :rotfl2:

Can't wait to hear about your meet :cool1:

Thanks for joining in! No it wasn't marathon weekend. I think that started the weekend after I was there. Thank god as I hear as well that marathon weekend is crowded. That site was def weird at ToT! I don't know what these people are thinking.

Enjoying your report so far! I just recently discovered Vinylmations too and think it could get real ugly real quick if I don't stay off the Disney website and eBay :laughing:

Haha same here! I have an amazon gc i need to use and Amazon sells vinylmations! I might have to use my gc on vinylmations!

partigus
01-22-2013, 01:39 AM
wow- we used to go in mid january alot and it was always pretty slow- wonder what drove the attendance when you were there?

rachel09985
01-22-2013, 08:53 PM
wow- we used to go in mid january alot and it was always pretty slow- wonder what drove the attendance when you were there?

It was just that one day at Hollywood Studios that was bad. I think it was because christmas/new years crowds were still there and there was AM EMH at HS that maybe had something to do with it?

rachel09985
01-22-2013, 09:16 PM
When I got to Studio Catering Company I didn't see her anywhere. She texted me that they went on the street but will be back soon and that they have a green stroller!

I stand around a little bit and look to the right and see them coming! Yay!! We said hi and gave hugs and I met Emme and she is sooooo cute. Seriously, the cutest little girl I have ever seen! She has the longest dark brown hair the biggest cheeks and the prettiest eyes. Such a pretty 3 year old!

Now it is time to head to the lights. We get in the street and of course it was crazy because they haven't started. I told Emmebear that she should go to the light switch and see the light switch be flipped.

We talked for a bit about how we both started liking Disney and different experiences we have had. We talked about her hotel and it was really cheap and nice with 3 bedrooms!

Next it was time for the lights to start so the switch was flipped and the lights start dancing. Emme loved it!! She was looking all over the place and just wanted to stand up in her stroller and see everything. Her mom got her a baby Simba toy that she loved and was holding.

It was so cool to see the lights again especially when I didn't think I would see them until this December. Here is my photo collage. They aren't that great!

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We stopped and took some more pictures and emmebear gave me some photography tips! She is very into DSLRs and actually photographs on the side.

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She hello Kittied us! How cute!!

Then we decided to wait in line to get the main photopass in front of the toy soldiers. I hot a hazelnut hot chocolate which was disappointing because it didn't taste like hazelnut at all but the hot chocolate was good.

The music stopped just before we were going to get our picture so we had to wait. The CM working the line took Emme and started dancing with her. It was super cute!!!

Here we are! I look horrible!

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We decided to walk around a little bit more then have some other fun in HS!

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Now that we finished touring the Osborne Lights we decided to ride Star Tours.

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I was a little worried that Emme would be scared but we decided to go on it. She loved it! she loves Angry Birds Star Wars so we kept saying it was Angry Birds Star Wars.

She was a little loose in the chairs but she had fun. Us older people felt a little queasy after though. It was a cool sequence that i haven't got before. Normally I get the one where a big pokey thing comes in to the glass.

Luckily she had a car so we didn't have to take a bus. We took the car and headed to Boma. How nice it is to have a car!

rachel09985
01-24-2013, 10:02 PM
Tonight we had a reservation at Boma around 7:45/8:45? I don't really remember all I know was it was later than I normally eat. But I was ok with that! Emmebear booked this reservation and this is the reservation that we were originally just going to meet for but it turned into HS and the next day at MK which was awesome!

We dropped her car off with valet because I guess valet is free with tables in wonderland. That was nice!

I was really excited to have dinner here. Corey would never eat dinner at Boma because he is very picky so this was the only chance I had to eat here. We have been to breakfast at Boma but never dinner. Emmebear loves Boma so I was excited! She raved about the carrot ginger soup and I was excited to try that.

After we got into the building I saw an amazing sight: The Christmas Tree!!!

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I did NOT think I would see any resort Christmas decoration so I was stunned and excited to see this tree. It was so beautiful!

We get to the restaurant and check in even though we were a bit early.

They let us in early!

Pretty tree in the lobby!

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We had a table in the window which is funny because every time I have been to the restaurant I have sat at the tables by the window! In November I only sat one table over from where I was this time.

Emmebear wanted to order a drink so I decided to order one too!

I got the Superfruit margarita topped with lemon lime foam! It was delicious and I loved the foam.

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The carrot ginger soup was delicious! It was a little thicker than I thought it would be but it was good and tasted like butternut squash soup.

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Emme was a little cranky in the beginning but she got much better! She is just so cute! She was watching videos on her moms phone which entertained her for the meal.

My first plate:

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I loved the rice with the tomato paneer. It was basically just cheese cubes with a tomato curry sauce. It was delicious! The meat wasn't that great but the boma mustard was good on it!

I must not have a picture of my other plate but this dessert plate was amazing!!! they have great desserts. I had zebra domes before but didn't like it. I liked this zebra dome!

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We had a great time at Boma. We didn't leave till 10pm. I was exhausted when I got back to my hotel and fell right asleep! I normally don't sleep well in value beds but I was so exhausted this trip that I fell right asleep!

We had to be up really early because we had a reservation at Crystal Palace at 8:05am!

jecskc
01-25-2013, 08:29 PM
Just getting caught up. I didn't miss any vinylmations, I see. I just LOVE the Osborne Lights !! So, so amazing !!

It was crazy crowded when we went on our trip, too. Like 8-9 crowds. We were stunned. Didn't stop us from having fun though !!!

Susan

Isthatyoutiger
01-26-2013, 03:59 PM
The Carrot Ginger Soup is the best!! :) I love eating at Boma.

Really enjoying your TR.

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SusieBea
01-26-2013, 06:58 PM
Well, this is fun! I'm in ...

rachel09985
01-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Just getting caught up. I didn't miss any vinylmations, I see. I just LOVE the Osborne Lights !! So, so amazing !!

It was crazy crowded when we went on our trip, too. Like 8-9 crowds. We were stunned. Didn't stop us from having fun though !!!

Susan
Nope, no vinylmations yet. They come later and in a frenzy!

The crowds were crazy! Sun and Mon weren't bad but that Sat was horrendous!
The Carrot Ginger Soup is the best!! :) I love eating at Boma.

Really enjoying your TR.

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I really liked it too! It was my first time eating there and I want to go back!

Well, this is fun! I'm in ...

Yay! Thanks for joining in!

rachel09985
01-28-2013, 09:39 PM
This morning was Crystal Palace with emmbear and Emme! I was so excited to go to a character meal with a little kid! Normally it is just me and Corey.

I think our reservation was at 8:10am and we were running a little late. Emmebear got to my hotel at 8:05 to pick me up. I forgot my hair tie in my room before she arrived so I had to go back and get it but I got it before she picked me up.

Emme was so happy this morning watching her tv show in the car.

We actually made REALLY good time! We got to MK at 8:30. It was my first time ever parking in the MK parking lot and it went smoothly. While riding on the monorail I realized just how foggy it was! You couldn't even see into the lake!

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MK was already packed for being this early. A lot of people get there early! So we get in the line to get our bags checked and Emmebear goes in quickly. Then its my turn....And there were foreign people next to me that had a knife in their bag!!!!!!!! Granted it was just a pocket knife but still you should know not to bring that! Then they were all freaking out that they were going to get in trouble. Then the security guard had to call someone, all while I was standing there waiting to be checked out! He could have easily looked at my bad but nooo, i had to get into a different line!

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So I got in the different line and got through quickly. The knife people were still there.

YAY!!! Christmas decorations! I couldn't believe I was seeing Christmas decorations twice in the same season!

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FOGGGG!! It was pretty awesome actually! Yeah, the clouds may not have been blue for this time to take pics before the park opened but it was really cool!

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Yay! Dis'ers turned into friends :) We actually want to meet up again sometime in the next couple of months.

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Do you guys know how to take a ride on this thing? Thats a Disney goal!

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rachel09985
02-02-2013, 05:28 PM
Finally time to eat breakfast! Since I got gypped out of this breakfast from my November trip I needed to eat it this trip!

Before we checked in Emmebear realized she left her batter charger for her camera back at the hotel! So she was on hold with the hotel trying to find them and make sure they put them in safe place.

Emme was a little cranky but she quickly got over it!:)

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It was still so cool looking with that fog so I took some more pictures.

Breakfast seemed a little bit more pricey than I thought.

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Haha, there is he little Simba baby that she loved.

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Emmebear checked us in and a few moments later we were called in!

We had a castle view, although it is a bit foggy!

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The characters started coming right away so we waited to get our food.

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Pooh came first!

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Emme was bouncing Pooh's belly and it was so funny!

After Pooh I went up for my first plate which had smoked salmon and fruit.

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The fruit and smoked salmon was very good. Last time I was here they had a berry fruit bowls which was really good. They didn't have this this time unfortunately. The smoked salmon was a pastrami smoked salmon so it was a little too salty on the outside.

Next Piglet came! I think he/she is my favorite because they are pink, my favorite color!

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Next plate has more smoked salmon, cheesy potatoes, corned beef hash, and a cheesy omellete bake.

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Nothing on this plate was really great. The cheesy omelette bake was gross and had a really weird texture. The cheesy potatoes were ok but I prefer shredded potatoes.

I had to try to breakfast lasagna which they brought back.

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It wasn't very good. I wish it was more like bread pudding. The berry flavor was a fake berry flavor. The caramelized bananas on top were great!

I realized at this point i forgot the pooh's puffed french toast which is soo good! It is basically just fried donuts with cinnamon sugar on it. It is so good but these pieces were a little well done.

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Before I knew it breakfast was over. It wasn't as good as the first breakfast I had here. I swear every disney restaurant tastes better the first time. The second time it is always a let down.

It is such a pretty restaurant! I just don't get why all of these restaurants book up but yet when you go in there is at least 1/3 of the tables empty? They don't do that good of a job with time between tables.

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sachiiiii
02-02-2013, 06:09 PM
I definitely want to do a solo trip at some point. No one I know likes Disney enough to go on as many trips as I would like to. Can't wait to hear more about yours!

Isthatyoutiger
02-02-2013, 07:04 PM
I love eating Breakfast at Crystal Palace. Yummmm!! I agree the place seems to be always empty, but there are a lot of people sitting outside waiting? Bad table turn around I guess. The fog makes the castle look really cool :) great pics!

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rachel09985
02-04-2013, 10:14 PM
After we got done with Crystal Palace we needed to move it to head to New Fantasyland.

I was getting very very excited because in November I just missed it opening. They wouldn't let me in even though it was open.

The skies were starting to turn blue and non foggy!

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Our plan was to ride the Little Mermaid ride first.

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The queue was gorgeous! All of the rock and water made it so pretty! It was pretty peaceful!

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Soo there is a game that you play with this crab that is projected on screens.

Here are what the instructions are supposed to look like.

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Here are what one set of instructions look like.

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Can you believe the letters are already coming off?? That doesn't seem right!

Scuttle talks to you while waiting. Super cute!

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The painting in the loading area is so pretty

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Scuttle wants again talks to you in the beginning of the ride.

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Then you go backwards and get a rush of cold air like you are going underwater. You see bubbles in front of you.

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The Prince Eric statue is exactly like the statue in Art of Animation!

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Continued in next post..

rachel09985
02-04-2013, 10:25 PM
I left out and we were just starting our ride on The Little Mermaid ride! I was loving it so far!

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When you come up to this Ariel you do see the rod poking out of her back but it doesn't make me upset about it like some people are.

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My only negative about this main room would be it seemed really light. It wasn't dark enough.

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Then you go into the room where they are about to kiss!

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Then King Triton appears.

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And Ariel and Prince Eric get married! Aw how cute!

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And Scuttle concludes his story telling.

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The End!

All in all, I really liked the ride. I do think the middle room needs to be darker but it was very cute and colorful and full of great music! I love the Little Mermaid music.

rachel09985
02-04-2013, 10:30 PM
I definitely want to do a solo trip at some point. No one I know likes Disney enough to go on as many trips as I would like to. Can't wait to hear more about yours!
That is how I am. None of my friends like Disney. Thankfully my boyfriend likes it. He doesn't want to go as much as me though!

I love eating Breakfast at Crystal Palace. Yummmm!! I agree the place seems to be always empty, but there are a lot of people sitting outside waiting? Bad table turn around I guess. The fog makes the castle look really cool :) great pics!

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Me too! It is a fun time! Maybe they just really underbook here? Thanks for the compliment about my photos

Nermel9
02-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Ugh, I'm sorry you didn't get to see New Fantasyland in November! I was there a little later than you in November and I thought I had no hope of seeing it because of AP previews, but I actually got in twice! I was SO happy, I think I cried a little! :yay: I just think that whole area is perfect! princess:

I LOVED the Little Mermaid ride! I know a lot of people complained about it when they started doing previews, but I loved it! What more do people want! :rotfl:

xoSamma
02-08-2013, 11:31 AM
I'm a little slow to this trip report, but I finally found it!!!
oooohhhh I solo trip, I've always said I would go to disney by myself.
That Penne CHicken Alfredo looks so good, how I wish I could have some Disney food right now.
I hate when Disney is so crowded, I just want to go on my favorite rides with out waiting like 1-2 hours.
WHAT?!:eek: People need to purchase clothes that fit them. I mean its a family place keep that to yourself!
Just the story of all the crowds seems like a nightmare
I need to see the osborne lights.
Emme seems so precious! Love her merida dress
That Boma food looks pretty good.
A knife?! Why would you ever bring a knife into Disney? I mean I can understand cutting something up but you should know that you wont get in.
The new fantasyland is perfect! :love:

rachel09985
02-10-2013, 01:45 PM
After we got out of the Little Mermaid ride we decided to meet Ariel! I have never met her in her fin so I was very excited! I have met Eric and Ariel in her human outfit but I just feel like it doesn't seem like her in that outfit.

I think the wait was about 20-30 minutes.

The hand rails were so cute! There were seashells on the rails.

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I have heard there are two Ariel rooms but I am not sure how. I feel like everyone goes into the same room. Hmm, the mysteries of Disney character rooms!

She was gorgeous!

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I always thought she just had bare skin but apparently it was a nude tight undergarment and none of her skin was showing!

She also was soo cute with Emme. Nothing beats character interaction between little girls and princesses!

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Then I had to get my picture with her and I look like a fat heifer next to her! The only Disney character I could be is Pooh! Lol!

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One of the most picturesque photo spots in Fantasyland is Ariel attached to the boat. Haha, it seems a little messed up that she is attached to the boat but it is still pretty.

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One of my absolute must do's was to get a Lefou's Brew! I was soo interested on how this would tase and if it was remotely any good to Butterbeer.

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Gaston's Tavern is awesome! It is such a great area to sit and down and relax.

The Lefou's Brew is $4.49, seems a bit steep, but you can use a snack credit for it.

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I have like 6 thousand pictures of the brew, so pardon me!

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Here are my thoughts- I didn't think it was as sweet as people say it is. It tastes like apple juice and I think apple juice is a pretty sweet juice so it isn't any surprise. The marshmallow flavor wasn't that noticeable. You can barely taste it. I thought I would least like the passionfruit foam but that was actually my favorite part. It was a sweet citrusy flavor. It did not pair well with the brew but it was good on its own. I drank my whole glass and would get it again.

Does it pair to butterbeer? NO! Not at all!! Butterbeer is on a different level of its own. I really think Disney could have created a different specialty beverage. The fact that it is the same drink in Carsland and the new Fantasyland in Disneyland is disappointing.

It also separated very quickly. The bottom quickly became just liquid.

Here are Emmebear and I with our drinks! Emme did NOT like the lefou's brew so her mom had to drink it! Photo courtesy of Emmebear!:)

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rachel09985
02-10-2013, 02:08 PM
Next up was the epitome of Magic Kingdom Rides: Dumbo! My first time ever riding Dumbo was my November trip so this was my second time!

We were given a pager and sat down in the play area while Emme played. This pager thing is brilliant. Giving parents the ability to sit down in air while their kids play is awesome! I don't even have kids but it was nice to sit down and relax and watch the kids play.

We sat right in this middle ring.

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Emme loved playing up in the nets above. I want to play in there! I wish adults were allowed up there.

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The only problem was that when our pager buzzed Emme did not want to come down. It took a while to get her attention and have her come down! Haha she was having too much fun.

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We were on the left ride. Does anyone know which one is the original?

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I offered to take their camera and I took pictures of them while they were riding.

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After we were done we went into the gift shop.

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Does anyone see that ball to the left? Is that supposed to be the pixar luxo ball??

In the gift shop Emme got a Chip and Dale! They were cute and you got both of them hooked together.

Next up we made our way to another famous MK ride: The Teacups!

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I can't get over how pretty that Little Mermaid section is!

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The teacups were fun! We picked a pink teacup since that is our favorite color!

Chip and Dale had an awesome time! It was their first ride ever!

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Emme is just so cute and she is fearless of rides!

See, they were having fun!

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Next up: Some hub time!

Aussiesalad
02-12-2013, 04:59 AM
Sounds like a fun morning so far!!

I can't wait to explore the new fantasyland!! The detail looks so amazing!

Hmm I don't know how I feel about Ariel's bodysuit. I've seen a few pics where it looks a bit weird and rumpled in all the wrong areas.

I love the idea of the kids play area!!! Such a godsend for parents!

MiaBella05
02-12-2013, 04:49 PM
popcorn:: joining in popcorn::

Nermel9
02-13-2013, 06:58 PM
OMG you are crazy, you don't look like a fat heifer next to Ariel at all! :goodvibes I love that you can finally meet Ariel as a mermaid again, but I don't like that you have to sit down next to her, I'd like to meet her when I go in a few days, but I'm afraid that seat isn't big enough! :rotfl2:

I liked LeFou's brew too, but I didn't like the foam on top! :confused3

Aww, Dumbo! I still have to ride the new Dumbo, in fact, I think the only time I've ever been on Dumbo was my first trip when I was 7! :crazy2:

MEK
02-16-2013, 05:56 PM
I didn't even know you had this TR going. Joining in!

DaveinFallsChurch
02-16-2013, 10:57 PM
Joining in a little late but enjoying your TR so far! :thumbsup2

rndmr2
02-17-2013, 02:45 AM
Joining in!

Awesome that you were able to get down there a few days before your conference. Love the Osbourne lights pics, I thought they turned out great!

You are right, little Emme is a beautiful girl, such a cutie!

Love the Little Mermaid pics, too! Can't wait to be able to get on that one (unfortunately not till 2014! :sad2: )

iheartdisney123
02-17-2013, 09:43 AM
Joining in! I just got done reading your other trip report :) I'm excited to follow along! Your TR's are so much fun! I am amazed you went to WDW solo! I would love to try that some day.....

marDgreen88
02-17-2013, 11:16 AM
Caught up!!! Yay :woohoo:

teruterubouzu
02-17-2013, 12:18 PM
I'm enjoying your trip report. Looking forward to hearing about your vinylmation addiction!

francis6306
02-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Okay, I'm finally over here now too! :goodvibes

So glad you made a DisFriend!!! :thumbsup2 I'd like to try CP one day… It's on the Disney bucket list for sure! haha

tabbytrekker
02-17-2013, 03:03 PM
Joining as well! Love your photos!

rachel09985
02-17-2013, 10:06 PM
After the Teacups we decided to head to Adventureland. The whole morning Emme kept saying she wanted to "Adventure", which meant she wanted to go to Adventureland. So we finally went!

First I got some castle shots. Look how sparkly the blue roof is in spots. I have never noticed this before my November trip.

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First Emme and her mommy decided to go on the Magic Carpets since they have never done it before. I didn't feel like it so what better way to pass the time than to have a Citrus Swirl!

There was some people behind me who weren't sure what a Citrus Swirl so I explained it to them and told them it was delicious!

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This was still good but wasn't AS enjoyable because I had a pretty bad canker sore that would not go away and as you know OJ kinda hurts canker sores! It still tasted good though.

I took some artsy shots while waiting for the ride to be over.

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We then decided to go on Pirates, one of my favorite Disney rides! Emmebear hadn't ever been on it before.

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This guy creeps me out!!! I always look right up at his hair leg with nasty toenails and I get grossed out.

My favorite scene!

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When we were leaving Adventureland we saw the Fairies and the line was about 40 minutes but it was something different and we wanted to meet them.

When we were up to the beginning there was a really cute leaf that shaped the doorway with lights.

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Apparently we were supposed to stand behind a line and I wasn't standing behind it so I basically got yelled at by the CM. It was kind of rude actually! I felt like I was treated like a child.

We finally got to go in and the area was soooo cute! I can not believe how in depth this scene is. It was sooo elaborate.

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Tink was cute with Emme.

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I liked meeting Tink too!;)

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Next we met this other fairy and I have no idea who she is. I don't watch those new Fairy movies so the only fairy I know is Tinkerbell.

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I told her she was bedazzled because she was sooo sparkly! Her skin was so sparkly! She was pretty!

rachel09985
02-17-2013, 10:15 PM
Sounds like a fun morning so far!!

I can't wait to explore the new fantasyland!! The detail looks so amazing!

Hmm I don't know how I feel about Ariel's bodysuit. I've seen a few pics where it looks a bit weird and rumpled in all the wrong areas.

I love the idea of the kids play area!!! Such a godsend for parents!

Yeah the bodysuit was weird. I was just looking at someone elses pics and that ariel didn't have a bodysuit, she just had a nude bra under the shells. The detail is amazing. It is a really nice addition.

popcorn:: joining in popcorn::

Thanks so much for joining in!

OMG you are crazy, you don't look like a fat heifer next to Ariel at all! :goodvibes I love that you can finally meet Ariel as a mermaid again, but I don't like that you have to sit down next to her, I'd like to meet her when I go in a few days, but I'm afraid that seat isn't big enough! :rotfl2:

I liked LeFou's brew too, but I didn't like the foam on top! :confused3

Aww, Dumbo! I still have to ride the new Dumbo, in fact, I think the only time I've ever been on Dumbo was my first trip when I was 7! :crazy2:
I sure felt like it when I sat next to her. There seemed to be quite a bit of room on the bench. I don't know why I liked the foam. It wasn't bad on its own but there didnt' complement each other.

Just like me regarding Dumbo! The first time I rode Dumbo as an adult was this past November.

I didn't even know you had this TR going. Joining in!
Thanks for joining in! Hopefully I can prolong this out to April so I will always be able to thing about Disney.
Joining in a little late but enjoying your TR so far! :thumbsup2
Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!
Joining in!

Awesome that you were able to get down there a few days before your conference. Love the Osbourne lights pics, I thought they turned out great!

You are right, little Emme is a beautiful girl, such a cutie!

Love the Little Mermaid pics, too! Can't wait to be able to get on that one (unfortunately not till 2014! :sad2: )
thanks for posting! Isn't Emme adorable?? She is sooo cute. Her little smile is so precious. Well you will have lots to get excited about then! Hopefully the roller coaster will be finished too.
Joining in! I just got done reading your other trip report :) I'm excited to follow along! Your TR's are so much fun! I am amazed you went to WDW solo! I would love to try that some day.....
The solo part was hard. I definitely missed a companion the 2nd part of my trip. Having Emmebear there was great. I knew I had to go on a trip though because I was getting free airfare. It was great!!
Caught up!!! Yay :woohoo:

Yay thanks!!!!

I'm enjoying your trip report. Looking forward to hearing about your vinylmation addiction!
Haha that doesn't come till the end! Thanks for reading along.
Okay, I'm finally over here now too! :goodvibes

So glad you made a DisFriend!!! :thumbsup2 I'd like to try CP one day… It's on the Disney bucket list for sure! haha
Yes you def need to try CP! It is a staple!! DisFriends are awesome! We had a great time.
Joining as well! Love your photos!
Thanks so much!!!!

marDgreen88
02-17-2013, 10:27 PM
I really think all the lights on the castle make it sparkle during the day. It's so pretty, day and night!

Ugh, can't stand rude CMs. :headache:

I confess, I recently watched all the fairy movies and I kinda loved them! They were so much cuter than I thought. So the other fairy is Periwinkle! :goodvibes

scottny
02-18-2013, 01:35 AM
Okay onto this report. LOL
Solo trips are the best. No one to hold you back or complain. You do what you want to do. Love it.
Starring Rolls is so good. The peanut butter cupcake is really good.
Great pics of the Osborne Lights.
Ooh Star Tours, my favorite at DHS.
That tree in the lobby is gorgeous. Cannot wait to stay there in December.
Love the fog photos. Looks great.
CP was a letdown to us the last we went. :O(
When we met Ariel she only had her top on with something under it and no other thing so maybe it was cold when you went or they got complaints.
Completely agree about Lefou’s Brew.
Looking forward to reading more.

afnaechiquita
02-18-2013, 02:15 AM
omgoodness the hair on that guy's leg in POTC - it creeps me out every time too. And I can't NOT look at it, it's so terrible!

Aussiesalad
02-18-2013, 05:12 AM
I love how the castle looks in pictures! That blue almost matches the skies.

I always look at that pirate's nasty toenails too! YUCK!

Ugh Why do some people think it's ok to talk to everyone like they are a little kid? :confused3

Macavity72
02-18-2013, 08:53 AM
Next we met this other fairy and I have no idea who she is. I don't watch those new Fairy movies so the only fairy I know is Tinkerbell.

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I told her she was bedazzled because she was sooo sparkly! Her skin was so sparkly! She was pretty!

She's Periwinkle. Peri, for short. My daughter and wife, "Pixie" and "Tink" to me, are huge Fairies' fans, so I've seen all the movies multiple times. :cool2:

jpmandan
02-18-2013, 06:55 PM
I.m in for your TR. popcorn::

jecskc
02-18-2013, 07:39 PM
They were yelling at everyone when DD and I went to get a pic with Tink and Periwinkle in January. I agree that they were somewhat rude. Perhaps they have had some kind of troulbe in the past ?? I dunno.

If you have the time, watch the fairy movies. They really are cute and I think most of them are on instant play on Netflix. They are very pretty movies, too. Lots of color and great animation.

francis6306
02-18-2013, 10:50 PM
She's Periwinkle. Peri, for short. My daughter and wife, "Pixie" and "Tink" to me, are huge Fairies' fans, so I've seen all the movies multiple times. :cool2:

Periwinkle is Tink's Sister! :goodvibes I used to think the Fairy movies were silly- until my ODD fell in love with Tink and loves to watch them! I really enjoy them now. However, I wish they would explain the connection to Peter Pan at some point. I think that they could do a story about how Tink and Peter met and it would be a cute movie!

MEK
02-20-2013, 10:05 PM
Beautiful pictures in this update! That citrus swirl looks SO yummy!:thumbsup2

emmebear
02-21-2013, 11:13 PM
i wish april would hurry it up! pixiedust:

carlaewalter
02-22-2013, 08:03 AM
Following from Facebook Group. Loving your reports.

rachel09985
02-23-2013, 08:29 PM
I really think all the lights on the castle make it sparkle during the day. It's so pretty, day and night!

Ugh, can't stand rude CMs. :headache:

I confess, I recently watched all the fairy movies and I kinda loved them! They were so much cuter than I thought. So the other fairy is Periwinkle! :goodvibes
It is very pretty! I love me some castle. I guess I have to watch the fairy movies. everyone seems like they love them!

Okay onto this report. LOL
Solo trips are the best. No one to hold you back or complain. You do what you want to do. Love it.
Starring Rolls is so good. The peanut butter cupcake is really good.
Great pics of the Osborne Lights.
Ooh Star Tours, my favorite at DHS.
That tree in the lobby is gorgeous. Cannot wait to stay there in December.
Love the fog photos. Looks great.
CP was a letdown to us the last we went. :O(
When we met Ariel she only had her top on with something under it and no other thing so maybe it was cold when you went or they got complaints.
Completely agree about Lefou’s Brew.
Looking forward to reading more.
Hi Scott! Yes it was veryy nice to do a solo trip. A little lonely at times but it was nice. I could definitely do it again. We are going back in December too! I am jealous you are staying there. That is one of my dream resorts.

omgoodness the hair on that guy's leg in POTC - it creeps me out every time too. And I can't NOT look at it, it's so terrible!
Lol it is gross. I can't help staring but the hair is disgusting. I am afraid of it falling on me.
I love how the castle looks in pictures! That blue almost matches the skies.

I always look at that pirate's nasty toenails too! YUCK!

Ugh Why do some people think it's ok to talk to everyone like they are a little kid? :confused3
I am not sure why they felt the need to yell at me! It is basically impossible for any castle shot to be bad.
She's Periwinkle. Peri, for short. My daughter and wife, "Pixie" and "Tink" to me, are huge Fairies' fans, so I've seen all the movies multiple times. :cool2:
Thanks! Did you like them? Everyone says they are good so I guess I gotta watch them.
I.m in for your TR. popcorn::
Thanks for joining!
They were yelling at everyone when DD and I went to get a pic with Tink and Periwinkle in January. I agree that they were somewhat rude. Perhaps they have had some kind of troulbe in the past ?? I dunno.

If you have the time, watch the fairy movies. They really are cute and I think most of them are on instant play on Netflix. They are very pretty movies, too. Lots of color and great animation.
That is weird that they yelled at people when you were there. They must like try to maintain secrecy and not let you look inside before you are allowed in? I dunno, it was weird. Thanks for the recommendation on the fairy movies. Maybe I can start up a netflix trial!
Periwinkle is Tink's Sister! :goodvibes I used to think the Fairy movies were silly- until my ODD fell in love with Tink and loves to watch them! I really enjoy them now. However, I wish they would explain the connection to Peter Pan at some point. I think that they could do a story about how Tink and Peter met and it would be a cute movie!
Everyone likes the fairy movies! I do need to watch them badly!
Beautiful pictures in this update! That citrus swirl looks SO yummy!:thumbsup2
It is sooo delicious. I can't wait to have another one
i wish april would hurry it up! pixiedust:
me tooo!!! April hurry up!!!
Following from Facebook Group. Loving your reports.
Hi Carla! Glad you are joining in! Cute profile picture!:thumbsup2

rachel09985
02-23-2013, 08:50 PM
After the fairies we were going to have lunch at Be Our Guest since it was time for Emmebear and Emme to leave!

We walked through the hub to the right of the castle and we knew that a show was going to be starting soon. Emmebear said we better hurry because if it starts Emme is going to want to watch the show.

We made it halfway across the road and then all of a sudden music starts! The show was starting.

She was right: emme wanted to watch the show and got so excited to watch it. So we went over to watch it and she was enthralled. It was funny.

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The sky was gorgeous. I was so worried about the weather this day but it was a perfect day. Warm but not scorching and sunny with a bit of clouds.

We made it to BOG and the line wrapped around the entire drawbridge past the menu. I could not believe it was that long.

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I was sooo excited to eat here. I love finally experiencing these things for myself.

However we had a problem. Emme was having her first meltdown. She was crying because she wanted this light up Minnie where her skirt spun and lighted up. We just let her cry in her stroller and knew she would get over it.

But the line attendant said we couldn't take our stroller in. Emmebear told him that Emme was having a meltdown and was about to fall asleep and they let her take the stroller in line.

Luckily she stopped crying and then turned into a happy girl! We just dropped the stroller off at the entrance.

This area was very cool. I loved the water under the bridge and the sounds of the forest.

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These guys were cool and fun to photograph.

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We finally made our way to the entrance after about 25 minutes.

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I can't believe people wait this long for a quick service entrance.

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Emme took some pictures in front of this statue.

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This creepy guy greets you inside.

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And this beautiful stained glass is to the left.

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Then you wrap around to the right through the area with the knights where there are menus to read from.

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We probably waited about 35 minutes to order. For some reason I thought you ordered on your own but they have people to order for you when you get in.

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I am not sure what I was doing with Emme but I was making her laugh hysterically. It was funny.

Next up: Our Dining Experience

rachel09985
02-23-2013, 09:48 PM
I ordered the croque monsiuer with the french fries and the strawberry cupcake.

We ate in the library room. I liked that room because it was the brightest and it had comfortable cushioned banquettes where you can sit and relax.

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I liked how we were still served the christmas cups.

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The sandwich was very good hot. It was served with a bechamel sauce inside which is like a cheese i think. It was good and tasty. It got a little hard when it was cooler but I still enjoyed it. I wish I could have got something different besides french fries. I didn't eat any of them. I am not a disney french fry fan.

The cupcake was definitely hard to open. Those wrappers are impossible to take off. My strawberry dropped on the ground :(

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It was very good and light and perfect size. There was a delicious strawberry mousse inside that was my favorite part.

After we ate we toured the rest of the restaurant. I loved the paintings and drawings in the library room. I wish you could purchase copies.

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We walked into the ballroom next.

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I looked down at the beautiful rose tiled floor and noticed that there was huge chunks of tiles missing already!!!

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I couldn't believe it! This restaurant is a few months old and there is already floor tiles coming out? It was a lot too!!!

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I liked the rose room the best but it is very dark and I light to see what I eat.

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I absolutely love this mosaic when you walk out. I think it might be my favorite feature.

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They were clearing out lunch so the line was closed.

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One of me and Emme in front of the mosaic.

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All in all we had a great time here. I can't wait to try it again.

francis6306
02-23-2013, 09:59 PM
I might be wrong, but I BET that eventually they will be self-service ordering, because I remember reading that about it at first. But I think right now the crowds are so crazy they are trying to make it as easy as possible, so instead of helping those guests that cannot use a computer, just put an attendant there to make that part run smoothly!

I can't wait to try lunch at BOG! We loved our dinner there. I had the same cupcake!!

laurenvic1312959
02-24-2013, 11:35 AM
Great trip Report :) :surfweb: I ate at Be Our Guest for lunch In January and loved it, glad you did too :rotfl: x

carlaewalter
02-24-2013, 01:08 PM
I can not wait to try Be Our Guest. It looks lovely inside. Hopefully they have fixed that tile floor. Such a shame about them coming unglued already.

rachel09985
02-26-2013, 09:43 PM
After lunch it was time to say goodbye to my new friends! It went so quickly but we had a great time together. I am going back in a month to visit them again. I just bought an annual pass too!!! Yikes! I am scared of the amount of money I am going to spend this next year.

Back to the show:)

We wanted to ride one last ride before they left. They have never been on Haunted Mansion so that is what we decided on. I was a little worried about Emme being scared but she seemed like she was a brave girl.

I took this pic in the graveyard to show my sister because her boyfriend's name is Dave. However I never showed her because they just broke up again last week for the third time! He is an idiot and broke up with her three times but she got back with him each time. I hope they are done for good this time.

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Emme did get a little scared in the stretching room and was crying a little. She was fine on the ride though. She was a brave girl!

After this ride I walked them out of the park. We stopped in the Emporium and she bought me pajamas. Well i bought them but she used her discount! Picture of those coming later!

Then they left:sad: That was sad. I was upset because I was all alone now!

So I went back into the emporium to look around! I found this cute shirt that my sister would like.

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After that I went into the Town Square Theatre because I wanted to meet Rapunzel! There wasn't too long of a line only 15 minutes.

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There was a bunch of foreign families in line! It is cute watching foreign kids try to communicate to the characters.

The CMs came in and were calling someones name and I could have sworn they said my last name. I asked them if they meant my last name but they didn't come back so I don't think they were calling me. I was worried for a minute though.

I met Rapunzel and she was cute! She spent a long time with me. I appreciated that.

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She said we were twins because our names started with R. Then we posed the same way. I talked to her about her new bathrooms that were being built and asked if she was happy to have a new home. I told her I listen to her soundtrack all the time! Haha!

When I came out this is what I saw!:crazy2:

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francis6306
02-26-2013, 10:21 PM
An Annual Pass??!?! Woooohooo!!! I'm totally jealous! :thumbsup2

I went back and forth on Cortlyn on the Haunted Mansion, but we didn't ride it this trip. I figure we'll catch it on the next trip… whenever that may be! haha
Yikes on that group outside Townhall!

marDgreen88
02-26-2013, 11:05 PM
Congrats on your AP!!!

Too bad your friend had to leave... but I'm glad yall had fun! Cool that you get to see them again!

Aww, I love Rapunzel!! Sounds like a fun interaction!

Fratthouse
02-26-2013, 11:58 PM
Joining in! So jealous you got to go in November AND January and now have a season pass! So lucky!!! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip:)

DLFan123
02-27-2013, 09:52 PM
I just started reading your trip report and it is so funny/good! I actually laughed out loud about the nipple incident! Sounds like you had a really good time and really hit it off with Emmebear. Congralations on getting your AP! Now you can get lots of discounts on all sorts of things, including your Vinylmations! You will save so much money having a pass. (That is what I tell myself about having one.:lmao:)

rachel09985
02-27-2013, 11:24 PM
I might be wrong, but I BET that eventually they will be self-service ordering, because I remember reading that about it at first. But I think right now the crowds are so crazy they are trying to make it as easy as possible, so instead of helping those guests that cannot use a computer, just put an attendant there to make that part run smoothly!

I can't wait to try lunch at BOG! We loved our dinner there. I had the same cupcake!!
I remember reading about the self service ordering too. Maybe there will be an option because those desks in there were definitely not removable.
Great trip Report :) :surfweb: I ate at Be Our Guest for lunch In January and loved it, glad you did too :rotfl: x
Yes, it was a very nice lunch!
I can not wait to try Be Our Guest. It looks lovely inside. Hopefully they have fixed that tile floor. Such a shame about them coming unglued already.
You will love it!!! It is a really great place and so nice to finally see it. It was just weird about the floor that the place was falling apart already. lol
An Annual Pass??!?! Woooohooo!!! I'm totally jealous! :thumbsup2

I went back and forth on Cortlyn on the Haunted Mansion, but we didn't ride it this trip. I figure we'll catch it on the next trip… whenever that may be! haha
Yikes on that group outside Townhall!
I know I am feeling very guilty about this annual pass. But I know I am going back in December so those two trips with a PH save me money! I didn't actually buy the AP yet but I bought a ticket on UT and then I will upgrade it once I am there. I saved $28!!
Congrats on your AP!!!

Too bad your friend had to leave... but I'm glad yall had fun! Cool that you get to see them again!

Aww, I love Rapunzel!! Sounds like a fun interaction!
It was a fun interaction. We are sooo excited to see each other again in a month!! We are loving planning this!
Joining in! So jealous you got to go in November AND January and now have a season pass! So lucky!!! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip:)
Thanks for joining in!!
I just started reading your trip report and it is so funny/good! I actually laughed out loud about the nipple incident! Sounds like you had a really good time and really hit it off with Emmebear. Congralations on getting your AP! Now you can get lots of discounts on all sorts of things, including your Vinylmations! You will save so much money having a pass. (That is what I tell myself about having one.:lmao:)
Hey there!!! Haha about the nipples!! That was definitely the weirdest thing I have ever seen. I am not sure what that person was thinking. I am excited about the AP but a little guilty. Yes technically you are saving money on the tickets but spending a lot more on flights and food! I just got a Delta skymiles credit card so hopefully I can get more miles for a free flight and I get free luggage!:cheer2:

xoSamma
03-01-2013, 11:15 AM
Just catching up because I'm real behind!

A little fun fact about that pirate guy, I am also afraid of him as a child I thought his leg would fall off and land in my lap. Recently I learned that the hair on his legs is actually real :crazy2:

Oh be our guest, what a beautiful place. I had the same problem with with opening my cupcake when I went. I don't get why they decided to go with those wrappers.
Oh my goodness!!! How is the floor already falling apart?

yay yay yay for another trip planned and getting an annual pass!

Nermel9
03-01-2013, 05:06 PM
Just getting caught up on your last few updates!

Didn't you love Be Our Guest? I thought it was so amazing! Such a beautiful restaurant! I had the Croque Monsieur too, and I loved it! The fries were good, you should have tried them! They weren't your typical Disney fries, they had some seasoning on them that's really good! :thumbsup2

Congrats on your AP! I was tempted to upgrade my park hopper to an AP when I was just in Disney, but I decided against it, on the slim chance that I wouldn't be going back this year! I LOVED having an AP! :cool1:

I wanted to meet Rapunzel, but we just didn't have time! I'm glad she spent a lot of time with you, I like when the characters spend just as much time with adults as they do with the kids! :cheer2:

petals
03-01-2013, 07:23 PM
joining in. Luving all your pics so far. Was is weird being solo in Disney. I really want to go to WDW but nobody will come with me. I'd go myself but have reservations because i'm so far away from it like

RachelNinja
03-02-2013, 09:45 AM
At first, I wasn't enticed by Be Our Guest, but as I see more reviews of it, I really want to try some things that they offer. I wonder if by the time I go back possibly next year in February if the lines and crowds will be lower!

Yay for an annual pass!!!

rachel09985
03-04-2013, 10:25 PM
I just want to apologize. Photobucket has issues resizing pictures lately and I am not sure if these are resized or not.

After I saw the big BTG I was on a mission to find the couture ears. They were limited time ears and they looked cute in the pictures. I found them right in the specialty ear shop where they sew your name on.

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These ones were my favorite!! I was very tempted to get them but I didn't.

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The clouds looked really cool so I wanted to take a picture of the tree. The tree is horrible underexposed but the clouds look cool.

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The obligatory balloon shot!

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I decided I should probably have a picture of myself to prove I was in Disney! Plus TR with just scenery is boring so I needed more pictures with people in it. So here I am!

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After my photography fun I went shopping but first looked in the windows on Main Street.

I loved these windows that were mini models of the Disney Christmas Carol with Mickey and Scrooge McDuck. Corey and I watched it this year so I wanted to take pictures to show him.

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Next stop was the jewelry store on Main Street! I forget what it is called but it has a lot of nice jewelry, Dooney's and other collectibles.

I bought myself a present here! A Chamilia Mickey swirl bead! It was pretty pricey but it makes my bracelet complete. I put the mickey swirl as the center.

I found something else I want: This Disney dooney.

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I like it because it is a nylon material and not leather. I feel like their leather bags are too stiff.

Next I went in the Emporium and bought myself a shirt. I am not sure where the pic is but I will post it later.

I saw Minnie hangin' around :)

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I wonder if a CM did this?

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It was close to my time to head to my dinner at Artist Point when all of a sudden I realized this would be my last time to take pictures of New Fantasyland during the daylight!! I freaked out so I rushed over there to take more pictures of FLE.

Not without a few street shots and a portrait of myself, of course.

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This photopass photographer annoyed me. I told him I didn't want a photopass card. I wasn't getting photopass this trip and he insisted on giving me a card and said that his photo would be better than mine because of his settings. I am not buying a photopass picture of myself so I told him no I don't want a card. He told me the pictures he took on my camera weren't good.

It looks fine to me!


Hmpph! FLE photos up next!

rachel09985
03-04-2013, 10:37 PM
Just catching up because I'm real behind!

A little fun fact about that pirate guy, I am also afraid of him as a child I thought his leg would fall off and land in my lap. Recently I learned that the hair on his legs is actually real :crazy2:

Oh be our guest, what a beautiful place. I had the same problem with with opening my cupcake when I went. I don't get why they decided to go with those wrappers.
Oh my goodness!!! How is the floor already falling apart?

yay yay yay for another trip planned and getting an annual pass!
Hahahah about the leg falling off! That is gross that the hair is real!!! I have no idea why the floor is falling apart already. I am soo excited about the AP!

Just getting caught up on your last few updates!

Didn't you love Be Our Guest? I thought it was so amazing! Such a beautiful restaurant! I had the Croque Monsieur too, and I loved it! The fries were good, you should have tried them! They weren't your typical Disney fries, they had some seasoning on them that's really good! :thumbsup2

Congrats on your AP! I was tempted to upgrade my park hopper to an AP when I was just in Disney, but I decided against it, on the slim chance that I wouldn't be going back this year! I LOVED having an AP! :cool1:

I wanted to meet Rapunzel, but we just didn't have time! I'm glad she spent a lot of time with you, I like when the characters spend just as much time with adults as they do with the kids! :cheer2:
Yes BOG was fun! I don't think my fries were seasoned. I love when the characters spend time with adults too! As cute as it is to spend time with little kids they def need to spend time with adults too. I love Rapunzel. I love how spunky she is.


joining in. Luving all your pics so far. Was is weird being solo in Disney. I really want to go to WDW but nobody will come with me. I'd go myself but have reservations because i'm so far away from it like
It was weird for the first couple of meals but then I quickly got over it. I wrote in a journal during my meals. It was weird walking around by myself but I was okay about it because I could pretty much do whatever I wanted.

At first, I wasn't enticed by Be Our Guest, but as I see more reviews of it, I really want to try some things that they offer. I wonder if by the time I go back possibly next year in February if the lines and crowds will be lower!

Yay for an annual pass!!!

I know about the annual pass!! yay! I am not enticed by BOG dinner but lunch I am. I just won't want to pay extra for dinner when you can see it at lunch. Also, this is crazy but it makes me so mad about their dessert offerings at dinner. I can't believe they have cupcakes and creme puffs for dessert and they are the same for lunch. I am a huge dessert person so I might consider going if they had a unique dessert menu at dinner.

UGAFan0829
03-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Rachel, do you mind if I ask which Vera backpack you were using?? I love that pattern by the way!!:)

MEK
03-05-2013, 10:15 AM
My son and I were on a college tour yesterday and I just realized that you look so much like our tour guide. :thumbsup2

I, too, like your backpack.

And - yes - your PP pic on your camera turned out great. I just take the stupid card even when I know I not purchasing PP. I think it shuts them up. :rotfl:

marDgreen88
03-05-2013, 02:55 PM
I love obligatory balloon pictures! Who cares if you've seen them hundreds of times, they're always so pretty! :goodvibes

Love the rows of Minnie and Mickey stuffed animals. They always look so soft and cute all piled together like that.

rachel09985
03-05-2013, 10:38 PM
So where I left off I just realized I had to go back to new fantasyland to take photos before it was still light out and I had to do it in a hurry!

The photopass photographer just took my photo and he retook it with flash because he thought that would help. Here is the flash photo.

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It was so weird that the castle lights were on this early. I didn't know if they played the lighting show or not after christmas and I guess they don't because it wasn't played tonight.

It looked very weird with the lights on and not dark out.

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I made it Fantasyland and took pictures of everything but only will post the pretty ones!

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I saw Gaston with not a long wait so I stood in line. When it was my turn I told Gaston that I wished my boyfriend had as big of muscles as him! He said, "Doesn't everyone wish that??" Haha sooo arrogant! This is literally the worst picture of me in the entire world so please pass by quickly!

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I had my 50mm lens on which is a relatively zoomed lens and I told her she just had to get our faces in but she literally went all the way back to get our whole bodies in!

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I wasn't impressed with the selection of merchandise in here. It is pretty merchandise but I can't see a lot of people buying things from here.

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Storybook circus was pretty with the lights on.

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Since I took all of my photos, I left to go to dinner. Of course I stopped to take more pictures on the way!!

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I decided to take the boat to Wilderness Lodge and when I got there there wasn't anyone else in line. Shortly another couple came in and started talking about the GF DVC. I chimed in because they said a question I could answer and then I said something about how nobody would be able to afford them because they are so expensive. They didn't really say anything after that. On the boat I saw her wedding ring and it was a huge diamond! Well, I guess they could afford the GF DVC! Maybe that is why they stopped talking! Haha. I put my foot in my mouth with that!

We finally got on because we had to be put on another boat. They had to use our boat for the monorail because the monorail broke down. It worked out for us because the WL was the first stop!

It was an absolutely gorgeous night. The sky was so rich and saturated!

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People getting redirected from the monorail

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I love how you can see the castle in between the trees. You can even tell it is lit up.

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Before I knew it we were at Wilderness Lodge. I really think boat is my favorite transportation at WDW. It is soooo peaceful.

rachel09985
03-05-2013, 10:46 PM
Rachel, do you mind if I ask which Vera backpack you were using?? I love that pattern by the way!!:)

I think it is the Bookbag! I like it too. It is a great size.

My son and I were on a college tour yesterday and I just realized that you look so much like our tour guide. :thumbsup2

I, too, like your backpack.

And - yes - your PP pic on your camera turned out great. I just take the stupid card even when I know I not purchasing PP. I think it shuts them up. :rotfl:
Thats so funny! What college? Haha I should have taken it. I would have just thrown them away.
I love obligatory balloon pictures! Who cares if you've seen them hundreds of times, they're always so pretty! :goodvibes

Love the rows of Minnie and Mickey stuffed animals. They always look so soft and cute all piled together like that.
Balloon pictures are the best!! I love them! Especially when you get the castle behind them. I know I want to jump on the stuffed animals! If you have ever been to Disney stores you know they pile the stuffed animals on that tree looking thing. I always wanted to jump on those!

DisneyKid4Life
03-06-2013, 05:35 PM
I'm just joining in now, I hope I'm not too late. I'm particularly interested in your solo trip since I've been considering it myself, but I'm a little apprehensive. Your pictures look amazing!

rachel09985
03-08-2013, 10:22 PM
I'm just joining in now, I hope I'm not too late. I'm particularly interested in your solo trip since I've been considering it myself, but I'm a little apprehensive. Your pictures look amazing!

Of course you aren't too late!

It is really nice to do a solo trip. Mine was only a long weekend trip so it wasn't too bad. I think it might be a bit boring to do do a long solo trip but a long weekend is perfect. It is nice because no one forces you do anything.

rachel09985
03-08-2013, 10:41 PM
I think my reservation for Artist Point was at 5:30pm and I got there right on time.

I checked in at the podium and asked them to tuck me into a corner. I was relatively nervous to be eating on my own as my first two meals were with Emmebear! I didn't want to be out in the open and have people look at me and feel bad for me because I was alone at Disney. That wouldn't have happened but I still don't like to stick out.

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Here was my view. It was very empty as it was early.

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These pretty little lanterns were on the table.

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I should note this is my first disney signature ever! I like all foods but my bf is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so he doesn't really venture out. We are stuck with the usual when we go to Disney. Luckily Emmebear and I are venturing out a bit in April:cheer2:

My server was Rae and she was a cute tiny girl that was pretty young.

She brought the bread which is a multigrain with a butter with black sea salt and a hazelnut olive oil. The bread wasn't great but the butter was good with the sea salt and the hazelnut olive oil was great although it lacked a hazelnut flavor, I thought. The bread was too hard on the crust for me.

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I knew I wanted to start with the Smokey Portobello Soup ($10).

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This had a great mushroom flavor but the soup was lukewarm. I am not sure if it was supposed to be lukewarm but I like my soup hot and this was not hot. I should have sent it back. It had a great portobello creamy flavor though. I didn't like the smoked portobello mushrooms in the soup. They were way too big and too chewy.

I contemplated getting wine but decided on a regular old Diet Coke.

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It is so cute that she gave me a mickey straw! Is that the norm at signature restaurants?

For my entree I couldn't decide. I wanted the scallops because it came with butternut squash risotto but she talked to me into the buffalo strip steak. She suggested medium rare so I went along with her.

The buffalo strip steak came with collared greens and truffle mac and cheese.

Sorry for the horrible picture of the steak and mac and cheese.

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I didn't care for the buffalo strip steak because of the temp it was cooked, which was totally my fault. I should have had it medium. It was way toooo bloody, almost purple!! It is unappetizing to me to see blood all over a plate and this is how this plate was. It also turned my mac and cheese pink on the bottom:crazy2:

The truffle mac and cheese was soooo good. I don't really know what truffle tastes like(besides Lindt truffles, lol) I think it is a mushroom?? But this mac and cheese was so good and creamy and light. It is hard to make a mac and cheese light but this was!

The collared green were yuck! I don't like collard greens so I had one bite to confirm I don't like them.

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I should note that I was out of a drink for the entire first half of my meal. It was really frustrating to not have a refreshment while I see her chatting away to another table for 5 minutes! How hard is it to give good service to one person?? that was my only complaint, other than that she was really nice and good.

She let me order the butternut squash risotto as a side dish on my dining plan!!

I had butternut squash risotto at The Wave and thought it would be similar because I loved The Wave "risotto".

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Unfortunately this didn't taste anything like it. This was very bitter and not sweet at all. I am so glad I didn't get the scallops and just got a side of this. I didn't care for this at all. The cranberries on top were tasty but that was it.

For my dessert I got the artist point cobbler. Housemade cobbler with seasonal berries and black raspberry ice cream.

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This was heaven!!! Probably one of the top 3 of desserts I have had at Disney. The cobbler was so fresh and hot and tasted delicious with the raspberry ice cream. The berries were soo fresh and perfect and no imperfections at all. The cobbler was chock full of blueberries and they were delicious. The bottom of the cobbler was a little undercooked but it was heaven. It was perfect that way. It was like eating a doughy cookie on the bottom. My only complaint was the ice cream was a bit icey.

I crave this dessert. I want it again someday.

All in all my meal was $78.80, 2 credits. I guess she accidently charged my 4 credits because when I went to check out the next day he said I had no credits left for table service. I was like Umm no, that is not right! That is when he realized I was charged twice. Thank god I checked out, even though I didn't have to, because I had no room charges. Otherwise I would have never known until I got ready to pay at lunch where they would have said I have no credits!

It was definitely a good meal. I would probably rate it 7/10. Negatives were being out of a drink for half of my meal, lukewarm soup, undercooked steak, and bad tasting risotto. I know two of those I could have done something about it, so I am not taking it out on them!

High points were the mickey straw, truffle mac and cheese, and the cobbler!!

MEK
03-09-2013, 12:02 AM
It is so cute that she gave me a mickey straw! Is that the norm at signature restaurants?




I don't know - I always have wine and it never comes with a Mickey straw! :rotfl2: My DH and I did get a light up tinkerbell and mcqueen when we were there for our anniversary.

I'm sorry you meal left a few things to be desired. I've heard that soap is great, although I've never tried it. As far as blood on my plate - I'm with you - I don't care for that.

I also can't believe you couldn't get a refill on your soda and you were charged twice.

afnaechiquita
03-10-2013, 01:36 AM
Eugh, you can see the blood on your plate just from the photo! How unfortunate. The mac and cheese looks delicious though.

Linda67
03-10-2013, 09:53 AM
I've just read your whole TR and have loved it :goodvibes
Your photos are really good
It's very cool that you got to make a new DIS friend whilst you were there
I'm very much looking forward to reading more :thumbsup2

marDgreen88
03-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Ugh, blood on a plate?! That is horribly disgusting. I feel like they could have wiped that off or something! Hahha ugh.

The dessert looks yummy! I don't really like cobbler so I probably wouldn't like it, but it definitely LOOKS great! And the important thing is obviously that you loved it!

rachel09985
03-10-2013, 10:33 PM
After Artist Point I took the boat back to Magic Kingdom.

I sat in the front of the boat and it was very chilly! It was a gorgeous night but it was a tad cold just because of the wind.

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When I walked in to MK Celebrate the Magic was on! I was hoping to see the start but I knew that it was playing again after the fireworks so I was okay with that.

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After the show I took a lot of night photos of the castle and surroundings. They aren't great.

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Before Wishes I befriended a family while we were sitting on the sidewalk. The guys wife went to go for a smoke break and so then we started talking about smoking. He said he quit from reading this book called something like the Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I told him my dad is a smoker who has tried to quit numerous times. I was happy he told me the name of that book. I told it to my dad. He didn't listen yet though: still smoking.:(

Before we knew it Wishes started! I was in a huge crowd so my pictures aren't that good. There was a lot of tall men in front of me!

I love Wishes; it makes me cry everytime I see it.

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Sooo beautiful! I love the castle and especially Wishes!

rachel09985
03-10-2013, 10:43 PM
I don't know - I always have wine and it never comes with a Mickey straw! :rotfl2: My DH and I did get a light up tinkerbell and mcqueen when we were there for our anniversary.

I'm sorry you meal left a few things to be desired. I've heard that soap is great, although I've never tried it. As far as blood on my plate - I'm with you - I don't care for that.

I also can't believe you couldn't get a refill on your soda and you were charged twice.

Wine out of a mickey straw? That sounds fun!! The soup definitely had a great flavor!

Eugh, you can see the blood on your plate just from the photo! How unfortunate. The mac and cheese looks delicious though.
I know it was gross. I should have just had them cook it a little longer.
I've just read your whole TR and have loved it :goodvibes
Your photos are really good
It's very cool that you got to make a new DIS friend whilst you were there
I'm very much looking forward to reading more :thumbsup2
Thanks for reading Linda! Yes Emmebear and I had a lot of fun. I can't wait for our next trip in April.
Ugh, blood on a plate?! That is horribly disgusting. I feel like they could have wiped that off or something! Hahha ugh.

The dessert looks yummy! I don't really like cobbler so I probably wouldn't like it, but it definitely LOOKS great! And the important thing is obviously that you loved it!
Lol it was pretty gross!!! Normally I can handle MR meat but this was more like rare. Some people like that i guess. MMM the cobbler was sooooo good. I want some right now. The fruit was amazing and the cobbler was so warm and gooey.

MEK
03-11-2013, 11:41 AM
Love your night time shots. They are very pretty. Especially the ones of Main street - they really capture to the festivities of the Christmas season!

marDgreen88
03-11-2013, 03:40 PM
I think your pictures are great! :thumbsup2 They make me want to be there right now! (I mean, that's normal but still... they're making me want to be there MORE. :laughing:)

Hopefully your dad can get that book!!!

DisneyKid4Life
03-11-2013, 05:16 PM
Your pics look pretty darn good to me! :thumbsup2
I think I could watch Wishes every single night of the year.

rachel09985
03-11-2013, 11:05 PM
Love your night time shots. They are very pretty. Especially the ones of Main street - they really capture to the festivities of the Christmas season!
Aw thanks! I love looking down Main Street during Christmas!
I think your pictures are great! :thumbsup2 They make me want to be there right now! (I mean, that's normal but still... they're making me want to be there MORE. :laughing:)

Hopefully your dad can get that book!!!
I know, I always want to be in Disney, I am obsessed!!! I will be there in one month!! so excited. I know, i should get him that book for christmas.
Your pics look pretty darn good to me! :thumbsup2
I think I could watch Wishes every single night of the year.
Aw thanks!!:) Me too. it is magical. I just love the music.

rachel09985
03-14-2013, 09:15 PM
After watching Wishes, which was still amazing, but kind of lonely to watch by yourself, I stayed around Main Street to catch the full Celebrate The Music Show. I think the show starts about 10 minutes after Wishes.

So what do I do with spare time?? Photograph of course;)

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Now Time for Celebrate the Magic. I loved Magic Memories and You so this would have to fill a big void.

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Verdict: I still liked it but I just feel like TMMY was more visually stunning. I feel like some of the visual elements on this show were simply. I did love how they incorporated more disney movies instead of photopass pics. I loved the Lion King scene, Wreck it Ralph, and Tangled.

I need to see it again not trying to take 5 million photos.

Next up: New Fantasyland at night time!

emmysmommy
03-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Rachel Oh my gosh how did I miss all of this???? So sorry for arriving late but I have read through every post and can say your trip thus far sounds wonderful! 2 days of hanging with Emme and Emmebear, BOG lunch (beautiful photos that you took), holiday lights and trees and dining alone at AP! Your adventures show me that I really could do a solo trip and be just fine. (Although you weren't alone the entire time!) :)

I'm subscribed now so I'll be sure to tune in to the rest of your adventures!

rachel09985
03-14-2013, 10:03 PM
After the nighttime entertainment on Magic Kingdom I wanted to go to New Fantasyland to check out Enchanted Tales with Belle before it was too late.

I could never get sick of this sight.

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On my way I took some more photos. See, I told you, I took more pictures this trip than my 6 day trip in November!! Sorry this is so boring! When you are by yourself you don't have much to talk about.

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Ok, so when I got to ETWB the line was about 40 minutes. And there was a lot of people in it!!

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I was in front of the most horrible parent ever. He had 3 kids ages 4-7 give or take a year or two. They were all pretty much the same age though. I think two were twins. Well they were pretty rambunctious and the dad kept telling them they were horrible, shut up, they were going to go home after this...It was pretty sad actually, because these kids were cute and they were just having fun. Sure ,they were climbing all over things but you don't need to yell at them like that.

However, at some times, he was a sweet dad. So I couldn't quite get him. He did say cute things and was nice at times. The two girls were both wearing fur coats with ugg type boots.

We finally got in the little room in the entrance and it was very cute. A little boring, but the details were cute.

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I liked how they had real fake real looking liquid in this cup.

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Then the entire room is taken into Maurice's workshop.

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Then you watch the Enchanted mirror. I forgot what they say but I think you are supposed to see Belle?

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It becomes magical and you can see a garden.

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Then the opening gets bigger and you are taken into the castle. You can literally walk through the door so that is a cool feature.

So, after I saw this I realized the armoire wasn't working on our time. Her eyes were never out and she never talked to us.

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They assigned the parts. This is a problem of this show. A lot of people do not want parts. They had to like force people to be parts, and this was crowded! Imagine when it is less busy.

One of the little girls that was behind me was the beast. It was super cute. The dad was finally nice.

I got a seat in the front! Yes!!!

Lumiere is animated and you can see him move and talk. Very cool but hard to photograph.

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Then Belle comes out and starts the whole storyline. There is people to help you figure out when it is your time. The little girl that was beast had to roar and it was the cutest tiniest quietest roar ever. It was adorable. We all laughed.

I am very excited to see this in April with her new dress. Maybe the armoire will work then.

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I like this one. Lumiere's face looks funny.

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Then the story is over and this is what I think is the weirdest. Everyone who was in the story gets their picture taken with Belle while everyone else is still sitting there. So you have to watch 10 people get their picture taken with her and you can't even get a picture. Then she goes out the door and you are allowed to leave.

Did I like it? Yes. Did I think it has flaws? Yes. I didn't like this kind of interactive and I think it is silly that you have to be in the show to take a picture with her.

It was definitely cute and the enchanted door and Lumiere were awesome.

rachel09985
03-14-2013, 10:09 PM
Rachel Oh my gosh how did I miss all of this???? So sorry for arriving late but I have read through every post and can say your trip thus far sounds wonderful! 2 days of hanging with Emme and Emmebear, BOG lunch (beautiful photos that you took), holiday lights and trees and dining alone at AP! Your adventures show me that I really could do a solo trip and be just fine. (Although you weren't alone the entire time!) :)

I'm subscribed now so I'll be sure to tune in to the rest of your adventures!

Brenda! HI! It was nice. Only 28 more days until Emmebear and I see each other again! So stoked!

So I hear there is a dismeet going on in December?? I am going to be there that same time I think (Dec 6th-12th) so count me in!!

emmysmommy
03-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Brenda! HI! It was nice. Only 28 more days until Emmebear and I see each other again! So stoked!

So I hear there is a dismeet going on in December?? I am going to be there that same time I think (Dec 6th-12th) so count me in!!

Yay for 28 days! I mean't to ask when you were returning.

YES, December we will be there!! I'm super excited. I'm so glad to see that you are planning to be there as well. I need to get on the Boards more. (I need to work less too.) I'm starting my TR now so I should make a more frequent appearance.

I'm excited to keep following along. :thumbsup2

MEK
03-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Your pictures are taking a while to load, so I'm definitely going to have to come back and view them all again.

But, once again, you got some really lovely night time shots. I absolutely love the castle shot with Walt on the front. That is amazing. I've never seen that before.

marDgreen88
03-15-2013, 02:21 PM
Okay soooo I had to once again skip your New Fantasyland chapters, but oh my goodness, your other pictures are so beautiful! Why isn't it Christmastime? I mean, I'm super excited for spring and warm weather but CHRISTMAS!!!!

RachelNinja
03-15-2013, 09:28 PM
Aww, it stinks that your meal at Artist Point wasn't the greatest. My DH and I had thought about going there because I wanted to try the mushroom soup, and he was enticed buffalo steak. We never included it in our plans. I'd expect a fabulous meal all the time considering the price.

I was wondering what would happen if there weren't volunteers for Enchanted Tales. I still have to see that.

rachel09985
03-15-2013, 11:04 PM
After I got out of Enchanted Tales with Belle EMH kicked in. I believe MK was open until 12, but it could be 1 too!

I wanted to ride the Little Mermaid ride again so I went there next.

This fountain in front of Gaston's is gorgeous!

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When I got to the LM ride there was a huge group in front of me that was trying to ride. They were so confused when they couldn't ride because they didn't have room keys. Seriously, do people not read that the park is closed and that there is EMH(for guests only). That irks me!

The ride posted a 30 minute wait but it was LITERALLY a walk on! Awesome!!! This time I actually enjoyed it instead of taking thousands of pics.

After the ride I went to take photos of Dumbo. It was dead over in that area too. I could have walked on Dumbo. I was practicing with long exposures and set my camera up on a post because I don't have a tripod. I love these pictures.

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My favorite one! If only this lady didn't ruin my pic.

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That was fun! I liked those pictures. I tried to do the same thing on the Tea Cups, but it didn't turn out as well.

I will have to try it again in April.

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After this I went on the PeopleMover. My fee were hurting so bad. I am worried that they will be super painful in April. I need some great insoles. Anyone have recommendations??

After the peoplemover I wanted to see Monsters Inc. It is such a cute show but I never see it!!

I got in line and there was literally only two other people in line!! I got super scared and freaked out and almost left because I did not want to be called out and made fun of in the show!

Luckily it filled up. I must have joined right when a new show started.

The show was hilarious!!! It was sooo funny!

They made fun of this guy with a wolf shirt (you know those ones where there is always wolves and a moon, t shirt and paintings are typical of this pattern). He was "that guy" and it was funny.

Then they made fun of a mom who had two heads. One head was her kid that was on her lap. The little boy thought it was hilarious!!

Next they zoomed in on two woman who had the SAME exact shirt on!! How weird is that?? It wasn't even a plain shirt, it was like a designed shirt.

After I got out of the show it was starting to drizzle. I didn't really feel like staying because of the drizzle so I decided to leave. I did still want to see Philarmagic but I passed.

On the way out the sky was amazing!! It was sooo weird. It was like a burnt orange. I am not sure how that happened.

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I went up on the train station to try to get some good views of Main Street and try to steady my camera.

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I got back to POP and was so exhausted. First i had to show you guys my new purchases. I loveeeee the design on these pjs but they aren't that comfy. Normally I can wear a medium on pajamas but these are a large and they are a little tight. Disney stuff runs pretty small.

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Look at this pattern. I am in love.

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Here is my shirt I love. It fits well and is flattering

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Ahh, what a restful night at POP! Those beds and pillows suck but after a day at MK I can sleep on anything.

Linda67
03-16-2013, 05:08 AM
Great job on those Dumbo shots - lovely effect and I should imagine very hard to achieve

Love the PJs :)

rachel09985
03-16-2013, 11:40 AM
Yay for 28 days! I mean't to ask when you were returning.

YES, December we will be there!! I'm super excited. I'm so glad to see that you are planning to be there as well. I need to get on the Boards more. (I need to work less too.) I'm starting my TR now so I should make a more frequent appearance.

I'm excited to keep following along. :thumbsup2

Oh my gosh I am so excited about the possibility of meeting everyone! I hope it works out. I basically found out a week ago that our office is probably closing and I will be working out of home. My job is safe though. Our customer sold off lots of their banners! Do you ever go to Albertsons? Thats my customer. They were just sold. So working from home means I get to take more dis breaks!

We will have to plan like one big dis breakfast or something! I am still trying to get Corey sold on the idea of meeting everyone.

Your pictures are taking a while to load, so I'm definitely going to have to come back and view them all again.

But, once again, you got some really lovely night time shots. I absolutely love the castle shot with Walt on the front. That is amazing. I've never seen that before.
Oh no! I Hope I didn't put too many pictures on! I like that Walt picture too. The incorporation of Walt in that show was awesome
Okay soooo I had to once again skip your New Fantasyland chapters, but oh my goodness, your other pictures are so beautiful! Why isn't it Christmastime? I mean, I'm super excited for spring and warm weather but CHRISTMAS!!!!
Lol oh no! I didn't realize that you were avoiding pictures for your trip. I am sorry!:) I saw you a had a trip planned? 73 days or something? Congrats! And your meeting Joni! How fun!!!
Aww, it stinks that your meal at Artist Point wasn't the greatest. My DH and I had thought about going there because I wanted to try the mushroom soup, and he was enticed buffalo steak. We never included it in our plans. I'd expect a fabulous meal all the time considering the price.

I was wondering what would happen if there weren't volunteers for Enchanted Tales. I still have to see that.
Yeah AP wasn't that great but it wasn't bad either. I would just expect a signature to be excellent and it wasn't excellent.
Great job on those Dumbo shots - lovely effect and I should imagine very hard to achieve

Love the PJs :)
Thanks! Those shots were fun! Luckily I found a place to set my camera or else it would have been really hard.

rachel09985
03-16-2013, 12:28 PM
Today was my Epcot Day!

I had a little bit of a late start. I woke up at 8:15 and had to organize my room and pack because I was leaving that night to go to a Mariott on I Drive for my training. I contemplated checking out or not because I didn't have any charges and I know you don't have to check out if you have no room charges.

I decided to check out which turned out to be the smartest decision ever because I found out that Artist Point charged me 4 credits instead of 2!!! I think I already mentioned this but I am bringing it up again. The CM was soo apologetic and I felt bad because I didn't really care. He must have a lot of people get mad at him. That makes me sad. I hate rude people.

So word of wise- if you have credits left check out to make sure you have the right dining credits!

I got to Epcot at 10am which was a little too late for my liking but I was fine with it.

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The first thing I did was go to here!!!!

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I was sooo excited to experience the new Test Track.

I am not sure what the wait was but I think it was pretty long.

I went in the single rider line.

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You pass this car in the single ride line.

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Here are all the design stations that you pass.

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My first view was the design part was so STUPID! I thought it was dumb. All you pick is a car shape and color and decide what thing is more important- power, speed, something along those lines.

I come to find out later that the fastpass and single rider line is a shortened version of the real design process. So that makes sense. I feel better about the design process now.

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I got right in with no wait.

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You put your card right on this ring.

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I really liked the sounds and the colors and lights and I felt like the ride was darker than before, which was cool. It felt like it went faster too!

However, the new ride has no point! It was still fun though!

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I really miss the hidden mickey at the picture spot.

Here was my car.

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I got a fastpass to ride again. I wanted to go in the regular line to experience the full create your own car but it was too long.

I passed through Mousegear, one of my favorite Disney stores, so I went in to browse!

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I want this pillow pet!!

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Next on my agenda was something I have never done before!!

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I think I waited about 30 minutes for this. Now this design process was cool! You literally design the whole thing from speed to tracks to height. I am not sure if the changes I made actually did anything but it was cool. It told you if you were going too fast or too high and you had to adjust it. Maybe everyones ride is always too high or too fast and you have to fix it. I chose the rollercoaster ride.

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Then you go into this contraption and you literally are enclosed in this thing and your arms and legs are the only things sticking out. If you are claustrophobic don't go in this. It was worse the Mission Space!!! The ride was cool and intense but I felt like the images of the roller coaster were too cartoon like. I wish they were more realistic.

I almost freaked out on the ride because I almost always put my hands in front of my eyes at big drops on ride because I am scared. This ride you can't because your arms are sticking out. At the drop I wanted to put my hands over my eyes and I couldn't!! I get really anxious then!

All in all it was a cool experience! I can't believe I have never done it before!! Corey would like it but we would have to do the least intense thing.

The sky was turning out to be pretty!

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I had an important date with myself at Le Cellier next!!!

marDgreen88
03-16-2013, 05:38 PM
Yeah, I do have a trip planned now! I am so stinking excited. WOOOOO!

Your Dumbo pictures are INSANE! So amazing!

YAY for Epcot! I can't wait to ride the new Test Track. The design part is only 'ehhh' for me, but the rest of the ride is too much fun to care! Hahahah.

OMG REX PILLOW PET. Amazing.

francis6306
03-16-2013, 08:41 PM
I'm all caught up! Sorry I got so behind!

I'm so bummed for you about your AP meal not being perfect. ESPECIALLY when it cost you 4 credits!! I like my steak somewhere between medium rare- medium. I like a good amount of pink and I'm okay with a little red, but I don't think I would have liked purple! I teasingly say "Oh just run it through a warm room" because so many places overcook their steaks- but I'll know at AP to order Medium! :thumbsup2

I was also a little sad that I didn't get a picture with Belle when my Daughter did ETWB.

Thanks for the head's up on the Test Track and the design features! It was still being renovated while we were there.

:eek: I don't think I would like my hands to be away from my body if I was in that Sum of All thrills ride!

jecskc
03-16-2013, 09:01 PM
I had that same problem with some pajamas I bought at WDW while we were there. Their sizing is all over the place. Anyway, I made sure to save the receipt because I didn't try them on in the store. When I got them home, they were too tight AND I found out that the shirt was the right size, but someone had switched out the pants and they were an even smaller size than the shirt. I called the phone number on the receipt and they e-mailed me a label and I dropped them off at the UPS store. The CM on the phone was very friendly and accommodating. About two weeks later I had a pair that fit. I was very happy with the outcome and it didn't cost me anything extra, just a trip to the UPS store which is very close to work. It was nice that I didn't feel like my money was wasted and the pajamas would have just went into the "when I lose some weight" pile in my closet. I am wearing them right now as a matter of fact. Disney jammies make me so happy.

emmysmommy
03-16-2013, 09:38 PM
Super cute PJs! :upsidedow Your Dumbo photos with the long exposure are super COOL!! You amaze me!

Glad you found out about your dining credit count - oops!

The two rides you mentioned at Epcot - 1. Test Track: we only did the single rider line so missed out on the whole design thing. I hope it's fun.. and 2. Sum of All Thrills - that is AWESOME. We always design a roller coaster and of course our first try it derails and crashes! Good thing we're not actually in it! What a great concept.

Sooooo for the exciting news... I've not mentioned to anyone but Em... we are booked in December at BWI. No AP or room rates available yet but at least we are booked. We'll be there 12/5-12/12. I hope everything works out and we see you as well. :banana:

cheekypoppins
03-16-2013, 11:16 PM
Hi :wave2: I just found ur tr tonight n read straight through.OMg what a precious little doll that emme is too cute!!! ooohhh I cant wait to see enchanted tales with Belle,although I don't like her new dress.mmm Le Cellier ,I'm exxcited to hear how that went I LOVE IT!!!

Linda67
03-17-2013, 02:24 AM
Can't wait to try the new Test Track

We've only done Sum Of All Thrill once and for some reason I was really nervous about trying it (I thought I might get motion sickness) so we designed a way too mild ride that was kind of pointless!

We need to do it again and up the scare factor!!

Nermel9
03-17-2013, 09:30 AM
Great updates! I love your pictures of the Dumbo ride, I really need to get myself a real camera so I can take pictures like that! I HOPE I can get one before I go in December! :banana:

Love your pics of Main Street too! I noticed when I was there in December 2 years ago, the sky kind of had that orange-y look at night too, I just assumed it was from the clouds because it kept raining on and off, but it looked cool!

Yay, Epcot, my favorite! :banana:

I tried the new Test Track finally, and while it's fun, it really doesn't have a point, and I thought the designing your own car thing was kind of weird. :confused3 I mean, I guess it's something to do while you're waiting for the ride, but it seems like they are broken more often than not!

I love MouseGear I spend so much time in there! Love your pj's! :love:

RachelNinja
03-17-2013, 11:25 AM
I love your purchases! The print on those PJ pants is so cute.

I didn't know they shortened the design process for the other lines. It makes sense that they would. We did the full design process in the standby line and then bypassed designing anything when we used our FP, so I didn't know.

jecskc
03-17-2013, 11:41 AM
Oh ... I forgot to say that I love your Dumbo pics !!! :lovestruc

emmebear
03-17-2013, 11:49 AM
Hi :wave2: I just found ur tr tonight n read straight through.OMg what a precious little doll that emme is too cute!!! ooohhh I cant wait to see enchanted tales with Belle,although I don't like her new dress.mmm Le Cellier ,I'm exxcited to hear how that went I LOVE IT!!!

thank you! she's my daughter.

emme can't wait to see rachel next month for our all girls trip together! :thumbsup2

great photos rachel! can't wait to shoot with you again. :)

scottny
03-17-2013, 05:08 PM
The sandwich at BOG looked good. Never got in there myself as we are waiting for the hype to come down a little.
Just a warning, annual passes are dangerous. LOL. I know from experience of the last 2 years.
Uh-oh my new report is mostly scenery. LOL.
I so agree about boats as a favorite mode of transportation.
Always order what you want. I have found that out. LOL.
Oh that “Wave” risotto still gives me nightmares.
That cobbler looks delicious.
Nice “Wishes” pics.
I find nothing boring. Just let the pics speak for themselves.
Great Dumbo pic of it spinning.
I could never do Sum of All Thrills.
Looking forward to Le Cellier.

rachel09985
03-17-2013, 09:47 PM
I had a reservation at Le Cellier for lunch. My reservation was at 11:30, so right when they opened up.

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Le Cellier sign with Christmas decorations is gorgeous.

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I was literally the first person that checked in for lunch. I got to sit in a empty waiting area and watch at least 3 groups get turned away for not having a reservation. People must not realize they need reservations. I don't get it.

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Right when they open they sing the Canadian national anthem. That is such a cool feature of getting there at opening.

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I got sat the row of two tops in the back right. Of course right after I got sat they sat a party of two right next to me. That was a little awkward. I wish they would have spaced us apart. I just wrote in my trip journal for my meal and kept to myself. It wasn't too bad!

I Just asked for two pretzel breadsticks for the bread. As always delicious. Perfectly baked and soft and chewy.

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They could be good by themselves but I like a bit of butter on them.

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I ordered (RIP) the corn polenta with the spicy sausage. Sorry for the photo quality.

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Wow, this was delicious once I took off the red peppers and the garden on top! That lettuce or whatever on top was gross and too leafy. I have never had polenta before and this was delicious. It reminded me of the corn souffle at Don Pablos but more of a creamy consistency. The spicy sausage paired so well with the sweet corn polenta. The flavors were awesome and I am sad that is off the menu now.

Of course I ordered the filet with the mushroom risotto with the truffle butter sauce.

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This was better than ever! The risotto was a creamy texture unlike before when it has been stiff. The steak is perfectly cooked and perfect lunch portion. The truffle butter sauce is ah-mazing. That is what makes this steak amazing. I could eat this all the time. I am addicted. Maybe they will give me a glass of the truffle butter sauce next time to drink!;)

Last time I heard the mousse pecan pie thing in a glass and I wasn't crazy about it. I also had the creme brulee here and wasn't crazy about it either, so I stuck with the good chocolate mousse. I hope this is on the menu still because this mousse is insane!

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They have just recently changed the antlers to a chocolate mold instead of cookie. The mousse is so creamy and cold and homemade tasting. It is rolled in cookie crumbs.

Here is the inside! Delicious!

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This was an excellent meal! It was an A+ for lunch. I know some people don't love it or think it is over rated but I don't. I will eat here every trip. I am sad it isn't 1 credit still but I will still go and pay OOP.

My total here was $51.61. Great value for one credit! Not so much if it was two!

cheekypoppins
03-17-2013, 09:57 PM
mmmm yummo i love Le Cellier:goodvibes

marDgreen88
03-17-2013, 10:01 PM
Yum!! I decided I'm not really a steak person (I know, crazy right?) but I still enjoyed Le Cellier when I went. I'm so glad you had such a fantastic meal!

The antlers on the moose were like that in July, too! I LOVED the little maple candies! Yum yum yum. (At least that's what I think they were?) :laughing:

I'm glad the meal wasn't too awkward being next to a couple. That's my one fear about eating alone at a TS place! For CS, I'm totally fine with it. I don't know why!

francis6306
03-18-2013, 12:08 AM
I have not been to Le Cellier yet. And I'm kinda bummed I didn't get in there when it was 1 credit… But we WILL go there at some point!!! Your meal looks awesome!!

tabbytrekker
03-19-2013, 03:48 PM
Brenda! HI! It was nice. Only 28 more days until Emmebear and I see each other again! So stoked!

So I hear there is a dismeet going on in December?? I am going to be there that same time I think (Dec 6th-12th) so count me in!!

Dismeet?! That sounds intriguing... I'm going down sort of during that time.

But I wanted to say I'm enjoying your trip report! It is very entertaining.

Linda67
03-19-2013, 04:15 PM
Another great update, I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch at Le Cellier.

Like you say, great value for one credit but I don't think I would hand over two credits for lunch

Oh and I'm going to be in WDW at the same time as Brenda as well :)

rachel09985
03-19-2013, 11:25 PM
Warning- I didn't take notes this day so this is going off of memory. I have a horrible memory by the way:goodvibes Haha, hopefully it will be fine!

I had to re-download all of my photos to PB because of the resizing problem. Hopefully these are resized correctly.

After I got out Le Cellier I was so full I couldn't even walk!

I took some photos of the gorgeous "Victoria Gardens" in Canada. Canada is such a pretty WS country.

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Then I just kept walking right all the way across the world!

First I stopped in the UK.

I need to eat here one day. I loved how the World Showcase had all of the holiday decorations still up.

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I saw this Alice. She was an unusual Alice. I Know alice is supposed to be pale, but this Alice was very very pale.

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Then I crossed the bridge to France.

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I heart this fountain! By the way I just realized some of these photos are edited and some aren't. I am not sure what I am doing when I edit yet so some might look weird.

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Then I stopped in Morocco and saw another pretty fountain.

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Next I stopped for a treat in Japan! One of my favorites: a melon kaki gori.

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I really love the honeydew melon flavor but the ice is always melted. It is supposed to be snow like but this was very hard.

Next I stopped in my favorite country ever! In real life and World Showcase: Germany! I took 5 years of Germany and used to speak it. I also have been to Germany. I want to go back.

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I actually went into the store and found some really cute shirts. I always want to get a shirt in Germany but I never do.

This means german beer makes me dance.

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I also want to get some glass from the Glasskunst store but I have never got anything yet here either.

Magical pixie dust!! Soo cute. Would make a perfect gift for a kid.

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After Germany I realized it was almost time for my Test Track Fastpass! So off I went to Test Track.

rachel09985
03-19-2013, 11:36 PM
Yeah, I do have a trip planned now! I am so stinking excited. WOOOOO!

Your Dumbo pictures are INSANE! So amazing!

YAY for Epcot! I can't wait to ride the new Test Track. The design part is only 'ehhh' for me, but the rest of the ride is too much fun to care! Hahahah.

OMG REX PILLOW PET. Amazing.

Yipee on a trip!!! So happy for you! That is how I feel about TT too! I don't care about the design part either, i just want to ride!

I'm all caught up! Sorry I got so behind!

I'm so bummed for you about your AP meal not being perfect. ESPECIALLY when it cost you 4 credits!! I like my steak somewhere between medium rare- medium. I like a good amount of pink and I'm okay with a little red, but I don't think I would have liked purple! I teasingly say "Oh just run it through a warm room" because so many places overcook their steaks- but I'll know at AP to order Medium! :thumbsup2

I was also a little sad that I didn't get a picture with Belle when my Daughter did ETWB.

Thanks for the head's up on the Test Track and the design features! It was still being renovated while we were there.

:eek: I don't think I would like my hands to be away from my body if I was in that Sum of All thrills ride!
I should have known to get it cooked medium. I get my steak medium at all places. Oh well! the mac and cheese was good. Yes, i didn' like my hands to be away from my body! Creepy feeling knowing you can't touch your body.

I had that same problem with some pajamas I bought at WDW while we were there. Their sizing is all over the place. Anyway, I made sure to save the receipt because I didn't try them on in the store. When I got them home, they were too tight AND I found out that the shirt was the right size, but someone had switched out the pants and they were an even smaller size than the shirt. I called the phone number on the receipt and they e-mailed me a label and I dropped them off at the UPS store. The CM on the phone was very friendly and accommodating. About two weeks later I had a pair that fit. I was very happy with the outcome and it didn't cost me anything extra, just a trip to the UPS store which is very close to work. It was nice that I didn't feel like my money was wasted and the pajamas would have just went into the "when I lose some weight" pile in my closet. I am wearing them right now as a matter of fact. Disney jammies make me so happy.
I hate when stuff like that happens at stores. Disney is so good about merch. They will exchange everything out. I wish all stores were like that. I love disney jammies too!:love:

Super cute PJs! :upsidedow Your Dumbo photos with the long exposure are super COOL!! You amaze me!

Glad you found out about your dining credit count - oops!

The two rides you mentioned at Epcot - 1. Test Track: we only did the single rider line so missed out on the whole design thing. I hope it's fun.. and 2. Sum of All Thrills - that is AWESOME. We always design a roller coaster and of course our first try it derails and crashes! Good thing we're not actually in it! What a great concept.

Sooooo for the exciting news... I've not mentioned to anyone but Em... we are booked in December at BWI. No AP or room rates available yet but at least we are booked. We'll be there 12/5-12/12. I hope everything works out and we see you as well. :banana:
That is a great concept. I am soo excited about this December trip. Corey is a little nervous about meeting strangers but hopefully he will get over it. He is anti social. I was like you would love Brenda, her husband is a packers fan!! haha

Hi :wave2: I just found ur tr tonight n read straight through.OMg what a precious little doll that emme is too cute!!! ooohhh I cant wait to see enchanted tales with Belle,although I don't like her new dress.mmm Le Cellier ,I'm exxcited to hear how that went I LOVE IT!!!
She is super cute!! She has little chipchunks that are adorable. I don't love the new dress in pictures but i think i might like it in person. I love Cindy's new dress but Belle's dres is very different from the original.
Can't wait to try the new Test Track

We've only done Sum Of All Thrill once and for some reason I was really nervous about trying it (I thought I might get motion sickness) so we designed a way too mild ride that was kind of pointless!

We need to do it again and up the scare factor!!
Haha I was worried too about it being too intense. There was only part I got scared on and that was the first drop.

rachel09985
03-19-2013, 11:44 PM
Great updates! I love your pictures of the Dumbo ride, I really need to get myself a real camera so I can take pictures like that! I HOPE I can get one before I go in December! :banana:

Love your pics of Main Street too! I noticed when I was there in December 2 years ago, the sky kind of had that orange-y look at night too, I just assumed it was from the clouds because it kept raining on and off, but it looked cool!

Yay, Epcot, my favorite! :banana:

I tried the new Test Track finally, and while it's fun, it really doesn't have a point, and I thought the designing your own car thing was kind of weird. :confused3 I mean, I guess it's something to do while you're waiting for the ride, but it seems like they are broken more often than not!

I love MouseGear I spend so much time in there! Love your pj's! :love:
You should look into the Canon T3. It isn't too much money about $428 on amazon and it is a great starter DSLR. The price is lower than when I got it. It really does make a difference in photos. That orangey color is weird. It was raining on and off, or sprinkling, so maybe that is what it was from. It was cool though! Definitely no point for Test Track. The ride is still fun though. I loved the new sounds in it!
I love your purchases! The print on those PJ pants is so cute.

I didn't know they shortened the design process for the other lines. It makes sense that they would. We did the full design process in the standby line and then bypassed designing anything when we used our FP, so I didn't know.
Was the full design process cool? I think you commented on one of my IG photos about the design process. There definitely wasn't a point for those shorter lines but I am excited to try the full design process. I love that print too! They are perfect.
Oh ... I forgot to say that I love your Dumbo pics !!! :lovestruc

thank you! she's my daughter.

emme can't wait to see rachel next month for our all girls trip together! :thumbsup2

great photos rachel! can't wait to shoot with you again. :)
Can't wait to see Emme either! I still need tips from you! I still have issues getting clear photos sometimes.
The sandwich at BOG looked good. Never got in there myself as we are waiting for the hype to come down a little.
Just a warning, annual passes are dangerous. LOL. I know from experience of the last 2 years.
Uh-oh my new report is mostly scenery. LOL.
I so agree about boats as a favorite mode of transportation.
Always order what you want. I have found that out. LOL.
Oh that “Wave” risotto still gives me nightmares.
That cobbler looks delicious.
Nice “Wishes” pics.
I find nothing boring. Just let the pics speak for themselves.
Great Dumbo pic of it spinning.
I could never do Sum of All Thrills.
Looking forward to Le Cellier.

Oh no about the warning about the AP! I already know it is going to be dangerous. I am planning like 3 more trips with my AP. I won't renew next year but I am sure I will reconsider. I am supposed to be saving money this year not spending it!

Haha about the Wave risotto! I loved that risotto!! Are you talking about the butternut squash risotto?? It definitely wasn't risotto but it was tasty.

Aw thanks about the comment about me not being boring:goodvibes I am so worried that I am boring.

cheekypoppins
03-20-2013, 12:53 AM
I like cinderellas new dress too but Belle to me just looks so different now from the actual story :(

Linda67
03-20-2013, 01:24 AM
Lovely photos of WS

We've never eaten in England either, always seems little odd for us to fly in from England and then go to an English pub or fish and chip shop!

All my Brit buddies seem to love it though and tell me the fish and chips are really good :)

francis6306
03-20-2013, 04:09 PM
I've been to Koln Germany! It was such a fun place! We also went to Frankfurt for one night when I went to the Canary Islands- it was cheaper to have a one night layover there! I'd love to go back!!

marDgreen88
03-20-2013, 09:28 PM
I agree that Canada is beautiful. It might actually be the prettiest one in my opinion. :) They're all so pretty though, goodness!

Yeah, that Alice looks a little scary pale. Not very little-girl like.

So cool that you've been to Germany! Must be such a beautiful country.

MEK
03-20-2013, 09:53 PM
I have never had a kaki gori. I really have to put that at the top of my bucket list for June. It looks so yummy.

Speaking of yummy - your lunch looks amazing. That filet - wow! Definitely a good use of 1 TS. Two - not so much!

The Christmas decorations at Le Cellier are really pretty.

petals
03-20-2013, 10:14 PM
Alice's eyes are freaky in that picture.

I want one of the Magic Dust Mickey Mouse things never mind the kids :lmao:

rachel09985
03-20-2013, 10:28 PM
mmmm yummo i love Le Cellier:goodvibes
Meee too! It is one of my favs!
Yum!! I decided I'm not really a steak person (I know, crazy right?) but I still enjoyed Le Cellier when I went. I'm so glad you had such a fantastic meal!

The antlers on the moose were like that in July, too! I LOVED the little maple candies! Yum yum yum. (At least that's what I think they were?) :laughing:

I'm glad the meal wasn't too awkward being next to a couple. That's my one fear about eating alone at a TS place! For CS, I'm totally fine with it. I don't know why!
Not a steak person! That is crazy! No, just kidding :) Eating alone is definitely not fun but you will get over it. It was a relaxful time but I would rather be with people. I am fine with CS too!

I have not been to Le Cellier yet. And I'm kinda bummed I didn't get in there when it was 1 credit… But we WILL go there at some point!!! Your meal looks awesome!!
It is delicious! If you ever do a couple only tripe eat there and splurge! It is a bummer it isn't 1 credit anymore
Dismeet?! That sounds intriguing... I'm going down sort of during that time.

But I wanted to say I'm enjoying your trip report! It is very entertaining.
If you are going to be there at the same time you should meet up with all of this! I have no idea of the details yet but follow along for details as we get closer. Emmysmommy will be there and jabead from the live thread.
Another great update, I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch at Le Cellier.

Like you say, great value for one credit but I don't think I would hand over two credits for lunch

Oh and I'm going to be in WDW at the same time as Brenda as well :)
I did know you were going to be there too! So excited to hopefully meet you!! I love english accents lol and you are like a disboards legend.
I like cinderellas new dress too but Belle to me just looks so different now from the actual story :(
Yeah i agree it is very different from the original.
Lovely photos of WS

We've never eaten in England either, always seems little odd for us to fly in from England and then go to an English pub or fish and chip shop!

All my Brit buddies seem to love it though and tell me the fish and chips are really good :)
Haha that does seem a little odd to leave England only to eat fish and chips in the "UK" in Epcot. I think we had fish and chips in London when I was there. It was yummy. London was a great time. I want to go back to the UK!

I've been to Koln Germany! It was such a fun place! We also went to Frankfurt for one night when I went to the Canary Islands- it was cheaper to have a one night layover there! I'd love to go back!!
Thats one of the places I was! I loved the huge cathedral there.
I agree that Canada is beautiful. It might actually be the prettiest one in my opinion. :) They're all so pretty though, goodness!

Yeah, that Alice looks a little scary pale. Not very little-girl like.

So cool that you've been to Germany! Must be such a beautiful country.
They are all so pretty. I just love every country in the world showcase. I hope they build a new country soon, that would be awesome!
I have never had a kaki gori. I really have to put that at the top of my bucket list for June. It looks so yummy.

Speaking of yummy - your lunch looks amazing. That filet - wow! Definitely a good use of 1 TS. Two - not so much!

The Christmas decorations at Le Cellier are really pretty.
Yes you do have to try a kaki-gori! Especially in June- it will be soo refreshing! Honeydew is my fav but they also have tangerine, cherry, and strawberry. Lunch was delicious! I wouldn't use 2 ts for lunch either.
Alice's eyes are freaky in that picture.

I want one of the Magic Dust Mickey Mouse things never mind the kids :lmao:
They are freaky! I Just looked at them again. It is like she is looking in the wrong direction or something.

I want some magic dust too!

rachel09985
03-20-2013, 10:46 PM
Off to ride of my favorite rides- Test Track.

I went the back way by that weird brown building on the water. I saw the monorail pass by.

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I got to go in the fastpass line and this time I didn't even design a car since I realized it was pointless from last time.

It is amazing to me that this area is the old area. It looks completely different. Here is the design room for non fastpass.

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A high tech engine in line. I am going to be really sad when listening to the Test Track song on Four Parks One World. RIP Old Test Track song.

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Here is some horrible ride pics.

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Ride Pic

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I was in the front by myself because there was some confusion with the people they placed by me.

Once again, I loved the colors and sound!

After this I decided to check out the Sea with Nemo and Friends area and ride.

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I really love this ride. It is so simple and cute and relaxing and just so visual.

I especially love the projections in the real tank.

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Next I went into Turtle Talk with Crush. Another one I love. Pure Disney magic on this one. I love the interaction between the kids and the characters.

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I don't really remember everything that the kids said but when the bathing suit top floated by the kids said it was a bra! Crush laughed at that.

The clam mobiles are so cool!

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cheekypoppins
03-20-2013, 10:58 PM
we love the Nemo ride too it's a big hit with us as all things Nemo are,my youngest was obsessed with Nemo when she was smaller and used to watch it on continuously( I wonder if i still know every word to that entire movie) she couldn't say it right though n used to always ask "we watch mom-oh pweeze" I thought that was the cutest.

rachel09985
03-20-2013, 11:03 PM
we love the Nemo ride too it's a big hit with us as all things Nemo are,my youngest was obsessed with Nemo when she was smaller and used to watch it on continuously( I wonder if i still know every word to that entire movie) she couldn't say it right though n used to always ask "we watch mom-oh pweeze" I thought that was the cutest.

That made me chuckle. That is the cutest little saying ever. It amazes me that kids can watch things continuously!

cheekypoppins
03-20-2013, 11:13 PM
that was the first Disney obsession for her now its wreck it ralph and I'm definately not complaining i think i'm developing an obsession for it myself :thumbsup2

Linda67
03-21-2013, 01:24 AM
I love to spend time in The Seas pavilion - checking out the fish after the Nemo ride

The Eel creeps me out but for some reason I also go and stare at him for ages! .... Yes I am weird! ;)

RachelNinja
03-21-2013, 05:20 PM
The entire design process for Test Track was cool to experience once, but I'm not dying to do it again. It was actually pretty long. Plus, it didn't help that I was exhausted from waiting for so long and when we moved to get in line for the actual ride, we were the last ones because we were in the last row all the way at the end. It made it seem much longer. I'm sure if people actually knew more about cars or liked cars they would enjoy this aspect of the ride. I love the actual ride itself.

Yum to Le Cellier! I commend you for being able to eat alone. I always got nervous when I had to do that in college. It must've been especially odd with the pair next to you in a somewhat empty restaurant, but I'd totally do what you did and update my trip journal! I'd take tons of pictures of my food too, haha, and post it on Instagram!

jecskc
03-21-2013, 05:58 PM
I can't decide if I like the new or old Test Track better. The kids love it, though. Have I missed a vinylmation yet ?? Can't wait to see more photos !!

Nermel9
03-21-2013, 06:35 PM
New Test Track is ok, but I do miss the old one! I just love the ride, so I'll keep going on it, but the old one was just so cheezy, that preshow was the best! :thumbsup2 Oh well! At least the actual ride part is the same!

Nemo is adorable, but that song "Big Blue World" makes me so sad, and I don't know why! I wish it was a little more upbeat! :rotfl2:

marDgreen88
03-21-2013, 07:39 PM
New Test Track looks so cool! Can't wait to ride!

Oh man, it's been so long since I've been to the Seas! Not since my first trip! :eek: It's such a cute pavilion... I will have to visit it again next time! Turtle Talk is amazing, agreed! Your pictures are so great!

rachel09985
03-21-2013, 10:13 PM
After Test Track I wanted to go over to the Land for a snack and to ride Living with the Land. I was skipping Soarin' this trip.

First I went on Living with the Land. There was this woman taking pictures with her ipad on the ride! I don't get that whole ipad as a camera thing.

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This little meerkat (out of focus) is cute.

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After I took this picture I wondered if the 82 on the mailbox was because Epcot opened in 1982? Always trying to find significance in Disney things!

Cute little dog on the porch!

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Now onto the fruit/veggie part!

Coconuts

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Pomegranate

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Bananas

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The hidden mickeys I love!

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HUGE pumpkin!!!

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The nine pound lemon that is always there year after year!

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This sweet potato that looks so much like a hidden mickey!!! I wonder if that was done on purpose.

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Cherry tomatoes!

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Cucumbers!

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After the ride I went down to Sunshine Seasons for a dessert and pick me up!

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I got the creme brulee which I like there.

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This time is was really gritty and way too rich. Good flavor though.

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Halfway through my dessert I got a phone call from a 952 number (Minneapolis). I thought it was my business manager I work with at Pepsi because I told him to call me if he had questions. The person didn't leave a voicemail. I didn't answer it because I couldn't hear in the restaurant. Then a couple minutes later I get another call from the same number with no voicemail...hmmm.. that is weird. It must be urgent to have a call twice in a row but it was weird no voicemail was left. So I started getting worried.

I left the restaurant but didn't get any more calls from the number.

rachel09985
03-21-2013, 10:29 PM
After creme brulee it was time to head back into the World Showcase.

I love this pic with the single rose.

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First I went into Mexico. I also love this pavilion. I think this pavilion might have the best theming because of it being inside to look like mexican streets!

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I decided to do something I have never done and go on the Three Cabaleros!

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So I go on the ride and all is well until...




Corey starts texting me!!

He says that his parents got a phone call from our apartment complex and he doesn't know why they called his parents. Then it clicked that the phone call I got was from our apartment complex! I started freaking out, why would they call your parents, why would they call me twice in a row and not leave a message?? Something must be wrong with Lola, maybe she got out, maybe there is a fire?? Corey wasn't home so I thought for sure something was wrong with Lola.

I started freaking out. I have a bit of a worrying problem, especially when it comes to my dog. I texted corey like 10 times to go home immediately and he didn't respond. I told him to call the apartment complex and find out what was wrong. No response. I just wanted this ride to be over so I could get out and figure out what was wrong!! I was hot and sweaty!!

Finally the ride ended. I called Corey and Corey called the complex and said they didn't know why they called us! I am like you don't know why?? You called his parents and me twice!! Something has to be wrong.

So I called them. She said Corey just called and they don't know what is wrong. I said, Figure out what is wrong. We have a dog and I don't want something to be wrong! So she got off the phone and came back and says, " I don't know how to say this but we had a complaint you weren't picking up your dog's poop!"

I was like WHAT!!! You called me twice in a row and called Corey's parents to tell us THAT! I was pissed but glad it wasn't serious. We have been bad this winter because she just goes out back in the snow and we can never see it at night because there isn't any lights and I forget the next day and it ends up sinking in the snow! Lol. So now we have to make sure to pick it up all the time!

All that worrying for nothing..Sorry for the rambling! On to my trip:thumbsup2

Crowds were a little congested in this area.

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Made it to china!

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Italy!

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America!

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I noticed the Illuminations ball was just chilling out in the water. Is this always like that?? I thought it was hidden during the day.

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Then I made it to Japan.

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And finally..France.

My destination for the Evening!

tabbytrekker
03-22-2013, 03:14 PM
If you are going to be there at the same time you should meet up with all of this! I have no idea of the details yet but follow along for details as we get closer. Emmysmommy will be there and jabead from the live thread.

So far my plans are (I've been pretty good about not changing them in the past month or two) to come into Disney on December 7 stay a night, then do a short Disney cruise, then get back to Disney World between the 12th and the 21st. Second solo trip! So it would be fun to meet up with some people to break up some of the soloness.

RachelNinja
03-22-2013, 08:15 PM
Oh man, I would've panicked so much with all that phone call stuff! Glad it wasn't something majorly serious.

DreamingofCastles
03-22-2013, 08:30 PM
I don't get the whole iPad as a camera thing either! I love my iPad but I don't want to haul it around to the parks with me! In February I saw someone videoing Wishes on theirs!

PinkLemonade7503
03-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Love your TR! Someone told me that taking pictures with your iPad is the new equivalent to wearing a fanny pack, :rotfl:

I can't wait to see your vinylmations. I have never seen any in person!

francis6306
03-22-2013, 10:26 PM
Thats one of the places I was! I loved the huge cathedral there.


Yes!! Wasn't that beautiful! What did you think about the "famous" cologne??? I was amazed at that fountain and all the older ladies dipping their hands in the water and cover themselves in that… SMELL!!! :crazy2:

I can't believe no one could tell you why they called! How silly!!!

emmysmommy
03-23-2013, 10:27 AM
Hi Rachel! I agree, that 9 pound lemon is always 9 lbs... hmmmm... great photos of all the fruit/veggies and the hidden Mickeys!

I was trying to figure out where they keep the Epcot globe for Illuminations but I know it doesn't stay out all the time. Someone will need to help us out here with that important question!

You had never been on the Mexican Small World ride?? Too bad it was interrupted by trying to figure out why someone had called and left no mssg. Whew..... at least it ended up not being serious....So odd that the poop police called Corey's parents. :confused3

Great job being the live dining thread back up! :thumbsup2

cheekypoppins
03-23-2013, 10:40 AM
i can understand them calling you once,not twice and certainly not calling coreys parents,thats crazy !!! I would die if my building manager ever did that and then i'd be in trouble cause my mom would probly tell them off if they called her house lol.

marDgreen88
03-23-2013, 11:39 AM
Omg, I would have been freaking out about the phone calls too. Why would they ever call someone's parents? That's just strange.

Once again, great pictures! :)

DisneyKid4Life
03-23-2013, 07:26 PM
Wow, you really have a great eye for photos. :thumbsup2

The Illuminations globe does indeed come out during the day. I actually got to see it once. The bridge is raised, I "think" between China and Germany, and out it comes into the lagoon from backstage. I found a clip on youtube. It happens around 3pm I believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-MnCmegv0Y

rachel09985
03-24-2013, 12:48 PM
that was the first Disney obsession for her now its wreck it ralph and I'm definately not complaining i think i'm developing an obsession for it myself :thumbsup2
I love wreck it ralph as well!! I just watched it last night
I love to spend time in The Seas pavilion - checking out the fish after the Nemo ride

The Eel creeps me out but for some reason I also go and stare at him for ages! .... Yes I am weird! ;)
Haha. Eels are gross. That pavilion is nice!
The entire design process for Test Track was cool to experience once, but I'm not dying to do it again. It was actually pretty long. Plus, it didn't help that I was exhausted from waiting for so long and when we moved to get in line for the actual ride, we were the last ones because we were in the last row all the way at the end. It made it seem much longer. I'm sure if people actually knew more about cars or liked cars they would enjoy this aspect of the ride. I love the actual ride itself.

Yum to Le Cellier! I commend you for being able to eat alone. I always got nervous when I had to do that in college. It must've been especially odd with the pair next to you in a somewhat empty restaurant, but I'd totally do what you did and update my trip journal! I'd take tons of pictures of my food too, haha, and post it on Instagram!
It was a little weird at first. I got over it quickly though. I just didn't want people to feel bad for me because I was eating at a restaurant by myself.

I am curious to do the actual design thing but not if I have to wait longer. I don't think the design process will actually enhance anything for me. I wish the ride actually changed from your design. I hate how disney rides are all going interactive with that RFID card. Why does everything need to utilize RFID now?

I can't decide if I like the new or old Test Track better. The kids love it, though. Have I missed a vinylmation yet ?? Can't wait to see more photos !!
I can't decide either! I think I like the story better in the first one but I like the actual ride better in the new one? Nope, no vinylmations yet! Soon though!
New Test Track is ok, but I do miss the old one! I just love the ride, so I'll keep going on it, but the old one was just so cheezy, that preshow was the best! :thumbsup2 Oh well! At least the actual ride part is the same!

Nemo is adorable, but that song "Big Blue World" makes me so sad, and I don't know why! I wish it was a little more upbeat! :rotfl2:
Yeah I love the ride too! I will miss that pre show. I still have the old TT song so I will listen to that when I get song. Oh my gosh I love that song! It is soo pretty! It is sad though.
New Test Track looks so cool! Can't wait to ride!

Oh man, it's been so long since I've been to the Seas! Not since my first trip! :eek: It's such a cute pavilion... I will have to visit it again next time! Turtle Talk is amazing, agreed! Your pictures are so great!

What you haven't gone since your first trip?? Lol! Geez. When was your first trip?? Ive been picturing you to have gone to disney world your entire life!

rachel09985
03-24-2013, 12:56 PM
So far my plans are (I've been pretty good about not changing them in the past month or two) to come into Disney on December 7 stay a night, then do a short Disney cruise, then get back to Disney World between the 12th and the 21st. Second solo trip! So it would be fun to meet up with some people to break up some of the soloness.
Plans sound great! I want to do a cruise! Stay in contact with me as it gets closer to December and I will let you know what we are doing. It is fun to meet up with people to break up the soloness. I was sad when my friends left.
Oh man, I would've panicked so much with all that phone call stuff! Glad it wasn't something majorly serious.
Yeah I know!! I get really antsy when thinking something could be wrong and I was thinking the worst.
I don't get the whole iPad as a camera thing either! I love my iPad but I don't want to haul it around to the parks with me! In February I saw someone videoing Wishes on theirs!
I don't either! I would be worried that all that walking and rides would crush it.
Love your TR! Someone told me that taking pictures with your iPad is the new equivalent to wearing a fanny pack, :rotfl:

I can't wait to see your vinylmations. I have never seen any in person!
Lol thats funny. It really is. It is all over the parks now. You haven't seen any in person!!? Lol! Well this won't really be in person either. haha!

Yes!! Wasn't that beautiful! What did you think about the "famous" cologne??? I was amazed at that fountain and all the older ladies dipping their hands in the water and cover themselves in that… SMELL!!! :crazy2:

I didn't even see that!!!! That sounds funny!! I can't believe I missed that. I didn't even hear about that. But it was 5 years ago so maybe I just forgot about it.

Hi Rachel! I agree, that 9 pound lemon is always 9 lbs... hmmmm... great photos of all the fruit/veggies and the hidden Mickeys!

I was trying to figure out where they keep the Epcot globe for Illuminations but I know it doesn't stay out all the time. Someone will need to help us out here with that important question!

You had never been on the Mexican Small World ride?? Too bad it was interrupted by trying to figure out why someone had called and left no mssg. Whew..... at least it ended up not being serious....So odd that the poop police called Corey's parents. :confused3

Great job being the live dining thread back up! :thumbsup2
Someone did help us! I guess it comes out later in the day. Nope, I have never been on the mexican small world ride:eek: I think I did when I was like 12 but I don't remember it. Lol yeah the poop police calling coreys parents was weird. I think it was because they had that number on file from him before he moved in? I am not sure. It was definitely weird and I was mad they called us so many times.
i can understand them calling you once,not twice and certainly not calling coreys parents,thats crazy !!! I would die if my building manager ever did that and then i'd be in trouble cause my mom would probly tell them off if they called her house lol.
Yeah I know it was weird. haha I wish coreys parents would have told them off!
Omg, I would have been freaking out about the phone calls too. Why would they ever call someone's parents? That's just strange.

Once again, great pictures! :)
Thanks! It was strange and I was so mad!!
Wow, you really have a great eye for photos. :thumbsup2

The Illuminations globe does indeed come out during the day. I actually got to see it once. The bridge is raised, I "think" between China and Germany, and out it comes into the lagoon from backstage. I found a clip on youtube. It happens around 3pm I believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-MnCmegv0Y
Thanks for the info about the globe coming out during the day. I think I did hear that before but I forgot, so thanks!!:thumbsup2

rachel09985
03-24-2013, 01:07 PM
I had a dinner reservation at Les Chefs de France so I headed over there because I didn't have much else to do.

I saw a beautiful Belle in her warm gear!

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Took a picture of my restaurant for the evening.

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Les Halles. When I took this picture I didn't even notice that it said Les Halles until it opened.
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Now time for my own review of Les Chefs de France!

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I got in early to my reservation. When you are by yourself you gotta eat to keep yourself busy!!


I wanted to splurge and order a glass of wine. I don't normally drink alcohol at dinner. I told him I wanted to order a sweeter but not too sweet wine. I suggested the Pierre Sparr Riesline but he told me that is a very dry wine. I didn't want that. He suggested the Bougogne Blanc Chardonnay. I normally don't like chardonnay but I decided to try it.

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It was very good. It was not too sweet but wasn't too dry. Perfect!

After I ordered a friend came around: Remy! I thought he was only at lunch but I guess he was at dinner too.

His handler was funny. RANT: I was squeezed into a 2 top right in the middle of the restaurant and my table was wobbly so they put something under it to hold up the table. When Remy and his handler passed I literally had to move my table so they could pass by. That was kinda weird. I felt like no one really apologized or anything. After that I had to reset my table to not be wobbly. I hate when tables are wobbly at restaurants.

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For my appetizer I ordered the lobster bisque. I was worried that the french version would be different from what i have had but this was very good.
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It was very creamy, actually HOT, lots of lobster, and just delicious!!

I also got a french baguette. This was good. It was crusty but wasn't too crusty and it was easy to tear.
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Ambience...
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For my entree I ordered the gratin macaroni with a gruyere cream sauce.

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When I was first presented this plate I thought to myself the portion size was smaller than what I expected it to be.

I didn't love this. I am glad I tried it but it was pretty flavorless. It did have that light nutmeg taste and it wasn't that enjoyable for me. It was ok though. It was very rich I agree so the small size was fine. I only ate about 3/4 of it.

The funny story is, that when the server took it away from me I told him I was too full and he was like, yeah this is a lot. It is an american portion size, playing into the fact europeans portions are smaller. I just though that was funny considering I thought the portion size was small and he told me this was an american portion size!:goodvibes.

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View outside.
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For dessert I ordered the vanilla creme brulee!!

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Now this is what creme brulee should taste like it!! It was sooo light, so creamy, so fresh tasting, cool, and just so good! The brulee topping was perfect and it was just awesome! I want it right now.

This was a big portion size.
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All in all a very good experience! I don't think the entrees stand out to me much but the ambience, desserts, and appetizers are outstanding!!

There was a couple sitting next to me that had a TIW card and were taking food photos too! If you guys are on the DIS say hi! LOL!

cheekypoppins
03-24-2013, 01:20 PM
to be honest Chef de France is the one place i try to steer people away from and in my honest opinion the only thing good there IS the creme brulee,It's the restaurant I dislike the most.There are places i have eaten n I think ok that wasnt as good as I hoped but none I wouldn't try again Except that one EUCH!!! Although that being said if i could go there for creme brulee only I would.

rachel09985
03-24-2013, 01:44 PM
to be honest Chef de France is the one place i try to steer people away from and in my honest opinion the only thing good there IS the creme brulee,It's the restaurant I dislike the most.There are places i have eaten n I think ok that wasnt as good as I hoped but none I wouldn't try again Except that one EUCH!!! Although that being said if i could go there for creme brulee only I would.

Yeah I semi agree. Their entrees suck. The only one that sounded good to me was the macaroni and that wasn't good.

The lobster bisque and the creme brulee were both soo good though! It is also a gorgeous restaurant and I enjoyed my time there. The atmosphere was perfect and I felt like I was in France.

rachel09985
03-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Since I already decided I wasn't staying for Illuminations, I decided I was ready to leave the park, leisurely at last!

I walked towards Mexico and tried to take a lot of pictures sans tripod. In order to take pictures with a long shutter speed you have to steady your camera. So I tried finding all sorts of rails to put it on.

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I stopped in Germany to pick up some goodies to take with me to my hotel. I got caramel corn and a caramel with milk chocolate. I thought I only had one snack left, but I had two! So those were covered by the DP.

I love these next photos.

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The last thing I wanted to do was ride Spaceship Earth so I went into Mousegears first and looked around. I didn't want to leave the park and leave the bubble yet for reality so what better thing to do than shop?

I have collected probably like 5 vinylmations before but I have always gotten the visible ones, not the blind boxes. But, this trip, I have been looking at the Pixar series blind boxes. I have thought they were incredible cute and the coolest designs! I liked all of the designs but two.

So, I picked out two blind boxes!! Which ones will I get??

After Mousegears I made my way over to Spaceship Earth to go on my last ride this trip.

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Next up: Spaceship Earth!

rachel09985
03-24-2013, 08:58 PM
It was a walk on to Spaceship Earth. I love this ride last because it feels nice to relax and it is always too busy in the am.

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I noticed this trip that the game Mousetrap is on the floor at the family scene. How cute!

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LOL. My friend looks cool.

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Upon walking out I got suckered into taking a survey. I didn't realize it would take so long but I was there for like 20 minutes. I made the mistake of saying I ate at the Kabuki House(for the kakigori) so I had to answer all of these stupid questions about that all for a kakigori. I ate at two table service restaurants so maybe that is why it took a long time. It was nice to sit down though. Those computers you take the survey on are very hardcore.

At the end they ask you these questions about your experience with Disney.

Now THIS is what you call a true Disney fan, ahah!! Checking yes for all the boxes!!

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I had the photopass photog take a pic of me, since I had no pics of me this day!! So sad. I look exhausted in this picture.

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The bus took a little bit so I opened my vinylmations up! Finally, I can show you them!!!

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I got Flik and Fillmore!!! I was happy with these two!!!! My number one one I wanted was Nemo, though.

When I got to Pop, I had them call me a cab and I got my luggage out.

They told me to have a seat in their little golf cart they have sitting out. As soon as I almost sat down I realized there was this huge A** spider spinning a web in there. Thank god I didn't sit down, I am scared of spiders. So, I sat inside:)

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The cab driver came and he took me the mariott near I Drive. Cab was expensed, so that was nice! When I checked in they gave me a free water, I was parched and had goodies to consume.

The room was soo nice. A real hotel makes you appreciate it, instead of those crappy value rooms at DW. Fun, but small for what you get. The bed was soo soft and cozy.

I got under my covers and turned on the TV and saw my fav show, that I forgot about!YES! I didn't miss it.

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I had my caramel marshmallow roll which was delicious.
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Teaser: At this point I thought my time with Disney World was up, but there is more to come! :)

cheekypoppins
03-24-2013, 09:49 PM
aew I dont think you look exhausted i think it's a cute pic of you ,and omg I love love love with all my little dis heart the amount of spaceship earth pics MY FAVE!!!!

PinkLemonade7503
03-25-2013, 03:57 AM
I can't wait to hear more!

marDgreen88
03-25-2013, 10:04 AM
Your pictures are so pretty, as usual!

Those vinylmations are so cute! I love Flik so much.

WOOO bonus Disney time! Can't wait to hear about it!

rachel09985
03-25-2013, 09:21 PM
aew I dont think you look exhausted i think it's a cute pic of you ,and omg I love love love with all my little dis heart the amount of spaceship earth pics MY FAVE!!!!
Lol i laughed at this. I love that little dis heart saying!!! I love spaceship earth too! It is so beautiful.
I can't wait to hear more!
Thanks for reading!
Your pictures are so pretty, as usual!

Those vinylmations are so cute! I love Flik so much.

WOOO bonus Disney time! Can't wait to hear about it!

I love Flik too!!! He is an awesome guy!!

I know, bonus disney time was awesome! Can't wait to tell you about it!

Linda67
03-26-2013, 03:54 PM
I wish I looked like that when I was exhausted ! - you look super cute in the photopass photo :)

Great Epcot shots, especially Spaceship Earth with the flowers in the foreground

I love that you took a little bit of Disney with you to munch on in your next hotel !

Oh and you've left us on a bit of a cliffhanger with your teaser ;)

wiigirl
03-26-2013, 05:21 PM
Love all your pics! :)

rachel09985
03-27-2013, 09:45 PM
I wish I looked like that when I was exhausted ! - you look super cute in the photopass photo :)

Great Epcot shots, especially Spaceship Earth with the flowers in the foreground

I love that you took a little bit of Disney with you to munch on in your next hotel !

Oh and you've left us on a bit of a cliffhanger with your teaser ;)
Haha i felt exhausted. I looked so disheveled. I like that Spaceship earth pic too! I did leave a cliffhanger. I am trying to prolong my trip report to last until right before I leave for my next trip so I might be posting slow. I have about 3 more updates left.
Love all your pics! :)

Thank you!

rachel09985
03-28-2013, 10:10 PM
So we had to be at our training at 8am. Out in the lobby I saw a guy that looked familiar and then realized he works for PepsiCo too but he is on the Target team here in Minneapolis.

I said hi to him and then we decided to share a cab to the PepsiCo building.

We didn't get an actual cab that came, it was a towncar SUV. He ended up getting lost twice. Mind you, the ride should have taken only 3-4 minutes. Ours took 10 minutes. He ended up charging us $20!!! When we went to give them our work AmEx he said he didn't accept credit cards.

Me, being the dummy I am, says, "Oh that is okay, I have cash!" So I gave him my cash. Matt got mad and told me that I shouldn't have said that because it is illegal for cab drivers to not accept credit cards and he only said that because he didn't want to pay the credit card fees.

So lesson learned: Cab drivers HAVE to accept credit cards!!

When we got into the PepsiCo building the security guard says, "Are you looking for PepsiCo?" We said yes and he directed us to level 6.

After looking all over the place on level 6 we couldn't find our training and no one knew anything about it. (Secretly I was hoping it was cancelled so I could explore WDW some more!)

My dream was shattered when we learned there was another floor of Pepsi on level 4. So there we went and we found our meeting room but no one was there!! People finally showed up 30 minutes after and we found out we were early because our Outlook was still in Central Time.

So the training finally got started! It was a great training and I learned a lot. We had yummy fruit for breakfast from Publix and lunch was catered in from a place called Too-jays. It was okay.

The lunch area was really cool because you could see Universal!!! There was a huge window and you could actually see Hogwarts!!! It was awesome! Made me want to go back.

So, remember my vinylmations I got?? The whole second half of training I kept thinking of vinylmations. I just wanted to get more of these Pixar ones. It was like an addiction. I figured there would be plans for dinner but I contemplated going to DTD after dinner just because.

As we got closer to ending time still no plans for dinner were announced!! I was getting so anxious knowing I might get to go to Disney!!

At the end they announced we were on our own for dinner!! OMG I was sooo excited!!! I was going to go to dinner at WDW!

When we were packing up people started making plans for dinner. They asked me if I wanted to go but I admitted I was going to Disney! Haha. I suppose I should have been social and should have networked with my new co workers but my love for Walt Disney World is greater than socialization!

At the hotel I hurry up and changed into disney clothes(even put on a disney shirt) and decided I would get a Cab to Downtown Disney because it was cheapest from our hotel. The front desk confirmed the cab would be about $35. I was worried about traffic though. I decided to go to DTD first then go to the Polynesian and have dinner at Kona, since I missed it the first day.

They called me a cab and it came quickly. I got in the cab and made sure he accepted credit cards. He did. We passed Seaworld on the way there. He was a really nice and talkative guy. I enjoyed listening to him. When we were almost to Disney I told him I was going to the Polynesian. He was like well why don't I just take you there instead? I told him DTD was cheaper so I would be fine there. He told me he would take me the Poly for no extra cost.

Then he told me it would be $45!!! I was like excuse me but it is supposed to be $35. My cab last night was only around $35. I got him to drop it to $38 but he wasn't happy. Then he told me there was a $4 surcharge for using a credit card?? Excuse me again?? You never said that. If you did I would have said I will wait for a different cab.

So, we got to Poly and I paid and I didn't leave a tip! I felt bad but I shouldn't have to pay a $4 surcharge for using a CC.

So, I was at the Polynesian. I was in Disney again and i was in heaven:cool1:

I checked in at Kona and got seated right away. There was no one there. I think it was bout 5:30.

I asked her to sit me in the back where no one could see me.

I started with the amazing bread with macadamia nut butter.

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Wow, this bread is satisfying. This butter is like whipped creamy sweet deliciousness. I am not kidding, I could eat the butter: ALONE! That is how good it is. The butter topped on the soft bread is amazing.

I ordered the Pan Fried Chicken with mango and coconut sauces with the side salad with fruit on it.

Wow, this salad was awesome!!! I found out it is the honey lime dressing served at Ohana. So if you miss that dressing you can still get it here. The strawberries and almonds on this salad were perfect.

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The chicken was also very good but I wish there was a bit more sauce on it. It was a little dry but had good flavor.

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This was a great entree. Not too filling and it had my favorite dressing ever.

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For dessert I ordered the Kona Coffee Panna Cotta. I had the creme brulee last November which was amazing but I wanted to try this this time.

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This was ok. It had a very strong coffee flavor and was a little too dry, not creamy enough. I think it was just ok because of the very strong coffee flavor but it does say coffee in the description so I can't be too upset! I didn't hate it but I didn't love it.

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All in all it was a great meal. I was so incredible excited I got to eat here especially after I missed my ADR the first day! The best part: I got to put it on my company AmEX! So I didn't have to pay anything! It was perfect :)

cheekypoppins
03-28-2013, 10:27 PM
woohooo team Disney!!!!

jecskc
03-28-2013, 10:47 PM
YAY for vinylmations !! I Love that Filmore one !! Soo cute !! I can't wait to buy some more !! 3 more days !!

MEK
03-29-2013, 08:37 AM
I noticed this trip that the game Mousetrap is on the floor at the family scene. How cute!

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How cool is THAT! Seriously, I have never seen that before and I think its awesome that you were able to get that in your photo. Your SE pics are really nice and clear and bright!

I really enjoyed reading about your time in WDW. :cool1: Yeah yeah yeah for going back to the Poly for dinner, but these cab costs! Yikes! :faint: Thank goodness you could expense some of it, but really what's the deal with these guys and jacking the prices and all the surcharges? Makes me never want to take a taxi.

francis6306
03-29-2013, 06:46 PM
I didn't even see that!!!! That sounds funny!! I can't believe I missed that. I didn't even hear about that. But it was 5 years ago so maybe I just forgot about it.


Oh wow! It was the thing our guides were SO excited to show us!!! They went on and on about how this was the reason we call perfume "Cologne" because of the town of Koln and that smelly stuff!!!

YAY for expensing a dinner at Kona!! Boo to jerky taxi drivers! Can't believe that you basically got "scammed" twice… What is wrong with people!?!??!!?

I loved Les Chefs! I had the lobster bisque and my daughter at the mac and cheese… I haven't ever seen Belle with the cape! She looks beautiful!

Nermel9
03-29-2013, 07:08 PM
I love your Epcot pictures! :goodvibes Spaceship Earth is always a nice ride to relax on!

Your Vinylmations are so cute! I love the blind boxes, but I get annoyed when I get one that I don't want! :rotfl2:

I'm sure it was nice to be in a really nice hotel after the values! And yay for going back to Disney so soon! :thumbsup2

afnaechiquita
03-29-2013, 11:21 PM
Every time I read your updates I get so hungry and forget to comment, haha. It all looks so delicious.

Sorry that you had yucky taxi drivers, but I believe it's actually not required by law in Orlando for them to take credit cards. In many larger cities (MP, for one, which is maybe why your coworker said that), regulations have been or are being passed to require it, but Orlando isn't there yet. The company/driver loses a % to the cc company, which is why they stick a surcharge on there. Still, the second driver should have told you before you got in what the surcharge would be.

Your TR has been great to read. Solo trips are nice because no one dictates your day but you! =)

Linda67
03-30-2013, 02:39 AM
Very cool that you got to head back over to the Poly for dinner :)

I know what you mean about vinylmation being addicting - I have a little army of them sitting in my office :)

emmysmommy
03-30-2013, 03:23 AM
Rachel you are so influential! I just booked a Kona dinner because of your review. First of all, I want some of that bread. Second, I see that they have the pineapple upside down cake and last but certainly not least, that chicken looks really good. Had you been to Kona for dinner before??

petals
03-30-2013, 09:56 PM
I have never been on Spaceship earth. cool pics from it.

scottny
04-01-2013, 08:00 PM
Had to laugh at the Le Cellier review being now it is 2 credits for lunch. I do think it is over rated but I love the soup so I go back for that. Although I do make it at home now.
I agree I love the France fountain also.
I love the jar with pixie dust.
Nemo is fun but way too short.
I do not get the Ipad as a camera either.
Strange they called twice for that and someone else too. I can see them thinking it is an issue but slide a note under the door.
Lucky you saw Remy. I have yet to see him.
Chefs De France is a must for us. Never has disappointed us.
I like the rooms at POP and would take that over off property any time.But if business is paying then I would go anywhere. LOL
Oh I had a screaming match with a cab driver about credit cards after a Disney trip. It was not pretty. I won. LOL
Kona bread and butter is worth the trip alone.
Nice you got to put it on the Amex.
All caught up again. Glad you got back there for dinner.

ILGoofy
04-02-2013, 08:29 AM
I feel bad that I've been reading this whole report and I don't think I ever commented! Really enjoying the read. I love solo reports.

I've never seen the appeal of Vinylmations but you've almost talked me into checking them out on my next trip. :confused3

dvc4life
04-02-2013, 08:34 AM
You take such cool pictures. And this has been a fun TR. Thanks for sharing.

RachelNinja
04-02-2013, 01:28 PM
Yum to that lobster bisque! I have to say that I love how it's presented too in the little tureen. I'm glad it was HOT. I don't mind drinking soup when it has cooled off a bit, but I want it to be hot to begin with so I can sip it at my own pace.

I don't think I'd like that version of macaroni and cheese either. I know there are DISers who LOVE it, but I love good ol' fashioned elbow macaroni with sharp cheddar!

Hehe, I love how you were thinking about Vinylmations during your meeting. Sometimes I find myself thinking about pins! I actually had a dream last night that I was pin trading and finding these AWESOME pins. I found a Wall-E one and an Eve one, and I was thrilled!

Kona bread is the GREATEST. I don't even like macadamia nuts at ALL, but that butter is AWESOME. I was so surprised that I liked it so much. It's also so light and airy that it's so easy to devour the whole thing.

Miss Potts
04-02-2013, 04:02 PM
First time commenting! I'm enjoying your report!

When vinylmations first came out I didn't know what to think of them... Are they weird? Are they cute? Now they are really growing on me... I might have an addiction brewing. So far I only have one... Mickey Christmas ornament, but I could just kick myself for not buying a rundisney one at the princess half!

rachel09985
04-02-2013, 10:06 PM
woohooo team Disney!!!!
Lol, I was excited!
YAY for vinylmations !! I Love that Filmore one !! Soo cute !! I can't wait to buy some more !! 3 more days !!
Yay! Have fun on your trip, you are there now!
How cool is THAT! Seriously, I have never seen that before and I think its awesome that you were able to get that in your photo. Your SE pics are really nice and clear and bright!

I really enjoyed reading about your time in WDW. :cool1: Yeah yeah yeah for going back to the Poly for dinner, but these cab costs! Yikes! :faint: Thank goodness you could expense some of it, but really what's the deal with these guys and jacking the prices and all the surcharges? Makes me never want to take a taxi.
I know, i felt soo guilty about spending all the money on the cab. I spent like 80 dollars on cabs, but I couldn't not go to Disney after my training so i sucked it up! They just know they can get away with it from tourists!
Oh wow! It was the thing our guides were SO excited to show us!!! They went on and on about how this was the reason we call perfume "Cologne" because of the town of Koln and that smelly stuff!!!

YAY for expensing a dinner at Kona!! Boo to jerky taxi drivers! Can't believe that you basically got "scammed" twice… What is wrong with people!?!??!!?

I loved Les Chefs! I had the lobster bisque and my daughter at the mac and cheese… I haven't ever seen Belle with the cape! She looks beautiful!
I loved Belle with the cape too!!! She was pretty!

rachel09985
04-02-2013, 10:17 PM
I love your Epcot pictures! :goodvibes Spaceship Earth is always a nice ride to relax on!

Your Vinylmations are so cute! I love the blind boxes, but I get annoyed when I get one that I don't want! :rotfl2:

I'm sure it was nice to be in a really nice hotel after the values! And yay for going back to Disney so soon! :thumbsup2
Yeah I know, you will find out I get annoyed soon! It is the best ride to relax. I love when you go backwards because it feels so good on my back and it always cracks!

Every time I read your updates I get so hungry and forget to comment, haha. It all looks so delicious.

Sorry that you had yucky taxi drivers, but I believe it's actually not required by law in Orlando for them to take credit cards. In many larger cities (MP, for one, which is maybe why your coworker said that), regulations have been or are being passed to require it, but Orlando isn't there yet. The company/driver loses a % to the cc company, which is why they stick a surcharge on there. Still, the second driver should have told you before you got in what the surcharge would be.

Your TR has been great to read. Solo trips are nice because no one dictates your day but you! =)
Lol, I get hungry too! Thanks for the info about taxi drivers. I just assumed he was right. I agree too, he should have told me that. The solo trip was nice. It was very short but It was very nice.
Very cool that you got to head back over to the Poly for dinner :)

I know what you mean about vinylmation being addicting - I have a little army of them sitting in my office :)
Lol, i have that army sitting on my bookstand!
Rachel you are so influential! I just booked a Kona dinner because of your review. First of all, I want some of that bread. Second, I see that they have the pineapple upside down cake and last but certainly not least, that chicken looks really good. Had you been to Kona for dinner before??
That is so funny that you booked it. I really liked it. I have never been to Kona before, but I have been to the Kona Island Sushi Bar and had some sushi. I had the creme brulee then and it was delicious.
I have never been on Spaceship earth. cool pics from it.
You need to go on it! It is such a nice relaxing ride and so much to see.
Had to laugh at the Le Cellier review being now it is 2 credits for lunch. I do think it is over rated but I love the soup so I go back for that. Although I do make it at home now.
I agree I love the France fountain also.
I love the jar with pixie dust.
Nemo is fun but way too short.
I do not get the Ipad as a camera either.
Strange they called twice for that and someone else too. I can see them thinking it is an issue but slide a note under the door.
Lucky you saw Remy. I have yet to see him.
Chefs De France is a must for us. Never has disappointed us.
I like the rooms at POP and would take that over off property any time.But if business is paying then I would go anywhere. LOL
Oh I had a screaming match with a cab driver about credit cards after a Disney trip. It was not pretty. I won. LOL
Kona bread and butter is worth the trip alone.
Nice you got to put it on the Amex.
All caught up again. Glad you got back there for dinner.
I will probably keep going back to Le Cellier too! Just not using any credits on it. I agree too- i am an on property snob, i just love staying on property. I think I would only stay off property if I was with someone who had a car and the hotel was very very cheap. I would have liked to see that screaming match! I don't like cab drivers sometimes.
I feel bad that I've been reading this whole report and I don't think I ever commented! Really enjoying the read. I love solo reports.

I've never seen the appeal of Vinylmations but you've almost talked me into checking them out on my next trip. :confused3
Aw thanks so much for reading! No need to feel bad. I haven't really ever seen a huge appeal either until I saw the Pixar series and started to collect them. I love pixar and that series was so cute. Some of the series are weird though!
You take such cool pictures. And this has been a fun TR. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much for reading along!! I loved posting your cruise updates:) made me want to go on a cruise!
Yum to that lobster bisque! I have to say that I love how it's presented too in the little tureen. I'm glad it was HOT. I don't mind drinking soup when it has cooled off a bit, but I want it to be hot to begin with so I can sip it at my own pace.

I don't think I'd like that version of macaroni and cheese either. I know there are DISers who LOVE it, but I love good ol' fashioned elbow macaroni with sharp cheddar!

Hehe, I love how you were thinking about Vinylmations during your meeting. Sometimes I find myself thinking about pins! I actually had a dream last night that I was pin trading and finding these AWESOME pins. I found a Wall-E one and an Eve one, and I was thrilled!

Kona bread is the GREATEST. I don't even like macadamia nuts at ALL, but that butter is AWESOME. I was so surprised that I liked it so much. It's also so light and airy that it's so easy to devour the whole thing.
I loved that little bowl too! It is called a tureen? I didn't know that! Yes, I like your kind of macaroni too. I like mine very cheesy and savory, this one was almost sweet. Haha funny dream! I need to start collecting pins but I am worried that I will spend too much money on it.
First time commenting! I'm enjoying your report!

When vinylmations first came out I didn't know what to think of them... Are they weird? Are they cute? Now they are really growing on me... I might have an addiction brewing. So far I only have one... Mickey Christmas ornament, but I could just kick myself for not buying a rundisney one at the princess half!
Thanks so much for reading along!!! That rundisney vinyl would be cool!! That is how I felt about vinylmation too! I don't think I will ever have a huge collection but my collection is decently big now! Some are just soo cute.

rachel09985
04-02-2013, 10:43 PM
After dinner I decided to go to check out the Grand Floridian and see if maybe for some reason the tree would still be up.

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Avengers monorail!

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Castle glimpse!!:love:

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The tree wasn't up at the GF but that didn't matter- I would still walk around and tour the hotel.

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I love this group. Do they have a name?

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I just love the Grand Floridian's flowers and vases. They are huge!

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Now I am trying to be artsy with all of these photos!

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The car outside of the GF.

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I took the bus to Downtown Disney from the Grand Floridian.

emmysmommy
04-02-2013, 11:52 PM
I'm not sure what that band is called at GF but it reminded me how much my hubby liked them when we were there for dinner one night. Now I want to just sit in the lobby and enjoy their old school music. So very nice!

I love your artsy photos at GF! Pretty flowers.

MEK
04-03-2013, 08:13 AM
Nice visit to the GF. I love your detail pictures with the great Bocca effect (I think that's what its called). :laughing:

dvc4life
04-03-2013, 08:42 AM
Love the artsy pictures at GF. That place is gorgeous. We like to have a drink up in the bar and listen to the band in the evening and look out the windows to people watch. Such a nice place to relax.

And you should go on a cruise. They are so much fun. And very relaxing. I can't wait to go again!

tinkgurl
04-03-2013, 09:52 AM
I can just hear the band and "smell" the GF lobby now! :cloud9:

rachel09985
04-03-2013, 08:46 PM
I'm not sure what that band is called at GF but it reminded me how much my hubby liked them when we were there for dinner one night. Now I want to just sit in the lobby and enjoy their old school music. So very nice!

I love your artsy photos at GF! Pretty flowers.
That is what I did before. It is so relaxing there, although I always feel poor there. haha.
Nice visit to the GF. I love your detail pictures with the great Bocca effect (I think that's what its called). :laughing:
Thanks!!;)
Love the artsy pictures at GF. That place is gorgeous. We like to have a drink up in the bar and listen to the band in the evening and look out the windows to people watch. Such a nice place to relax.

And you should go on a cruise. They are so much fun. And very relaxing. I can't wait to go again!
I need to have a drink up in the bar! We are doing a "monorail pub crawl" next weekend and we are having a drink in every monorail hotel. Looks like I should check out that bar!
I can just hear the band and "smell" the GF lobby now! :cloud9:
I didn't even realize it had a smell but now I think of it it does. I wonder how you would describe the smell??

rachel09985
04-03-2013, 08:56 PM
I finally got to Downtown Disney!

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The first thing I did was went into the Christmas store. I found a LOT of cute ornaments. I almost bought one.

I L-O-V-E-D this disney transportation ornament set. How cute is this?

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This tourist mickey is cute.

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These princesses minnies were sooo cute.

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After the christmas store in which i left empty handed, I went to Tren-D. There was a lot of cute stuff in there.

I found this scarf to match my pajamas but I tried it on and it was just kinda goofy on me. I am not a scarf person.

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I also found these really cute mickey tights. Once again, I am not a tight person, but these were cool.

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I loved this bag I saw. It was so cool and i loved the colors.

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It had a matching makeup bag.

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And a matching clear bag.

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The artwork in Tren-D is soo cool. I would love to have some of those art pieces.

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I found these antenna toppers that were cinderella's glass slipper. I took some photos and they turned out really cool. The light sparkled from the shoe and looked awesome.

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I didn't buy anything in this store but almost bought the Dole Whip shirt.

marDgreen88
04-03-2013, 10:46 PM
Oh my goodness... the Grand Floridian is just so perfect, isn't it? I always love seeing pictures of it since it's been my dream resort for years and years. :love: Your pictures are wonderful!

Why does Disney make the cutest ornaments ever?

emmysmommy
04-04-2013, 01:29 AM
I love Tren-D!! I have to control my urges in there.... thus far we've only purchased small things like nail polish and lotion. I never have much room in my suitcase for more stuff!

The transportation ornaments are so cute! I want to see a big ferry boat in the collection. :)

rachel09985
04-06-2013, 10:21 PM
Oh my goodness... the Grand Floridian is just so perfect, isn't it? I always love seeing pictures of it since it's been my dream resort for years and years. :love: Your pictures are wonderful!

Why does Disney make the cutest ornaments ever?

I don't know why Disney makes the cutest ornaments! All I know is it isn't good for my bank account!

I love Tren-D!! I have to control my urges in there.... thus far we've only purchased small things like nail polish and lotion. I never have much room in my suitcase for more stuff!

The transportation ornaments are so cute! I want to see a big ferry boat in the collection. :)
Lol I Know! I am beginning to like more things in there. Is your profile picture new? It looks different!

cheekypoppins
04-07-2013, 12:52 AM
oh wow I have to have that scarf! I've got a friend doing her DCP at tren D n Team Mickey's,think i'll give her a shout n get one put away :D

francis6306
04-07-2013, 03:58 PM
I like those glass slipper toppers! I think I need one of those!

rachel09985
04-07-2013, 09:57 PM
After the marketplace side, I wanted to check out the west side.

I saw these cool lights. I love these strands of lights like they have near Expedition Everest too.

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I walked past....

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and really wanted to sit down and have a drink here. I have never really seen this restaurant since I haven't been to the West Side of DTD since like 2008 so this was all new to me. The little patio outside of Paradiso looked so fun and inviting!

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Right outside of Paradiso was the living statues. I haven't seen them here but I have seen them in London.

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There was a huge crowd watching them.

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It was hard to get a good picture of just them because people kept going up to take pictures with them.

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They had those cool lights here too!

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Next, I saw the cool balloon up in the air. That might be fun to do!

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Then I turned around and saw more cool lights along the path to Splitsville. I swear last time I hear there was the Virgin store so it was weird to be here but fun! I was shocked at all the retailers/restaurants.

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I have heard about D street but have never gone in it before so I decided to check it out.

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It was basically a big Vinylmation/nostalgia store. They had a lot of vinylmation, d tech things, and Star Wars merch.

I loved this table made out of vinylmation.

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This was a light with upside down vinyl.

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More table pics.

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Continued in Next Post, followed by my departure!

rachel09985
04-07-2013, 10:05 PM
oh wow I have to have that scarf! I've got a friend doing her DCP at tren D n Team Mickey's,think i'll give her a shout n get one put away :D
Haha they are pretty good! Glad I can help with your shopping needs, haha! :)
I like those glass slipper toppers! I think I need one of those!

Lol they are cute. I don't have an antenna though!

afnaechiquita
04-08-2013, 08:30 AM
oh my GOODNESS those glass slipper antenna toppers. I need one. I won't even have my car again for another two years, but I need that glittering beauty. It reminds me of the Mickey head antenna toppers they had a few years ago, they were glittery and perfect and I had one and a tree branch fell on my car and broke it.

I always neglect the west side of DTD too. It's nice to get a peek at it!

tinkgurl
04-08-2013, 10:07 AM
I didn't even realize it had a smell but now I think of it it does. I wonder how you would describe the smell??

Hmm...that is hard to describe! :confused3

emmysmommy
04-08-2013, 10:09 AM
DTD has such a cool vibe at night! We were fascinated with the same living statue dude. I wanted to get photos with him but Em didn't so we moved on. Never been in the vinylmation store before so it is good to get informed through another Diser!! :)

cheekypoppins
04-08-2013, 12:23 PM
I've walked through the west side but never really spent any time there yet.I can't wait to just get there already.AGGGGGHHHH 49 Days!!!

rachel09985
04-08-2013, 11:18 PM
After looking around in D Street I walked a little bit down to Splitsville. That is a cool place.

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Then I decided it was time to walk back to the marketplace. I wanted to shop around in World of disney.

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But first I saw this guy playing the saxophone. Wow, he was absolutely amazing. He was playing Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" which is already a pretty emotional song, but when he was playing it I just felt a surge of happiness and emotion. I was so happy to be in Orlando and I was so happy to have a job that I liked. I just felt blessed.

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I posted a picture of him on instagram(FYI follow me Rachel9985) and said, "In my element. Downtown Disney taking in the sights, sounds, and smells and couldn't be happier. God is good!" See I told you I was emotional. I was just so happy!!!

After listening to him I took some cool photos of the water features around TRex.

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In World of Disney I saw some cute things. I looked around for a long time.

I found this Woody Mickey- so cute.

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Some shoes that matched my new pj's and the scarf I saw earlier.

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So in Downtown Disney is where I got two more vinylmations- see I told you I was addicted. I went in the corner and opened them because I was embarassed. Here is what I got- I was so mad.

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A repeat Flik and a character from Brave who I didn't even know was at the time. I was so mad! I didn't want these characters!!!

I really contemplated getting presents for my two little cousins in here. I was going to get my cousin brandon a jake stuffed toy and my cousin gracie a miss piggy stuffed toy. I decided now to. I might get them toys this trip though.

After World of Disney, I realized that I had to try to trade the Flik since I already got Flik. So I went to the trading box at the pin trading place and did their trading box thing. You pick a number and they open the box and you can trade for that one if you want. I think I got a clear one which I didn't want. I found out later it was the chaser (which was a rare one). I should have taken it.

I was pretty much done with DTD at this point so I decided to take a bus to the Beach Club. I wanted to pick up some oreo bon bons and find more places to try to trade Flik!

When I got to the Beach Club I found out they didn't have a box so I went to Yacht Club because they did have a box. I traded for some stupd robot one. I didn't take it though.

So I went back to the Beach Club to get my oreo bon bons! They didn't have a small package, only a package of 6 for about 6 dollars.

After this it was time for me to leave property :( While waiting for my cab I offered two oreo bon bons to the CMs working outside. They took them and were grateful! I needed to get rid of them because I would never eat them.

I had a nice van sized cab with a cab driver that didn't try to cheat me out of money!

Up next: the departure!

emmysmommy
04-08-2013, 11:34 PM
Rachel I understand that moment that you had at DTD while listening to the sax player. Seems there's always a moment when you just realize how incredibly wonderful being there is...

That was so nice of you to share your oreo bon bons with the CMs. :)

rachel09985
04-08-2013, 11:40 PM
When I got back to my hotel I took a picture of my purchases!

Already showed you the vinyls.

Here are my yummy oreo bon bons! I think I only had 3.

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I got a lotso and a cute Minnie! I am pretty sure I bought these from Pop Century.

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Also I won this Mr. Potato Head. For some reason our trainer was giving all these kids prizes out. People got bubbles, chalk, a jump rope...I got a Mr Potato Head. What in the World was I going to do with a Mr Potato Head???

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I left it at the hotel. Shhhhhh!!!

The next day we finished up our training and then went to the airport.

I got two new vinylmation at the disney store at the airport. This time I got my favorite one!! Nemo!!! And I got the creepy clown from Toy Story!! Vinylmation addiction 100% kicked in at this point!!!


I wanted to eat my caramel from Karamelle Kuche so I sat down on the bench and had it.

I took some waterfall pictures.

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Caramel...

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After that I went back to the disney store and got more vinylmations!!! I decided to open these once in the gates so I woudn't get any more out of disappointment.

Once in the terminal I had Outback Steakhouse. I ordered grilled chicken with some veggies. It was yummy! I opened my vinylmation and got Flower from the animated series and another vinylmation.

After that a very uneventful flight. I posted my vinylmation that I was unhappy about on Instagram and someone sent me a message and asked if I wanted to trade. So I sent them Flik and he sent me Mr Incredible!

Current vinylmation collection.

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I think I am done with vinylmations, until a new series comes out. I just really liked this Pixar series!!!

Well, folks that is it for now!!!

I will be heading back to Disney Thursday through Monday with emmebear and I am sooo excited.

I will do a TR and Emmebear and I are doing a joint dining review so stay tuned!!

Follow me on Twitter WDWLove1971 and Instagram Rachel9985 for updates!

DisneyKid4Life
04-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Thanks for this great TR Rachel (plus your wonderful photos). As someone who's "this" close to booking a quick solo getaway, it's wonderful to read a solo TR to get a feel for it.

Enjoy your upcoming trip!! :goodvibes

rndmr2
04-09-2013, 02:22 PM
Great ending to your TR!

You got some really pretty fountain pics at DTD and the airport. I love taking fointain pics, too.

Love the Vinylmation collection! They are really cute, I might have to get some on my next trip.

marDgreen88
04-09-2013, 02:28 PM
Aww, I'm glad you were feeling so happy! It must have been cool to hear 'Rolling in the Deep' on a sax!

The Pixar vinyls are so cute! I want Flik! He's too cute. Are you gonna post on here when you start your new TR? Hope you have fun at Disney!!!!!

cheekypoppins
04-09-2013, 04:45 PM
omg I need to get my hands on that brave guy ,I bought my daughter merida n the triplets for her bday she just doesn't know it yet

rachel09985
04-09-2013, 05:50 PM
So we are under a winter storm warning that goes until 1pm. It is highly unlikely my flight will leave on time at this point/may even be canceled. Lets hope it leaves. However if Southwest declares a travel advisory for Minneapolis I will try to move my flight to Wednesday night. Say a prayer for me!:)

Issued by The National Weather Service
Minneapolis, MN
Tue, Apr 9, 2013, 12:02 PM CDT
Local Radar Map
Updated Apr 9, 2013, 4:40pm CDT


... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM CDT THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING: A WINTRY MIX WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOWFALL TOTALS: 5 TO 9 INCHES... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* SLEET/ICE TOTALS: A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH.

* MAIN IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF SNOW/SLEET/FREEZING RAIN WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&
More Information

... LONG DURATION WINTER STORM CONTINUES THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SEVERAL ROUNDS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA BY THE TIME THE SNOW ENDS THURSDAY. FARTHER EAST EXPECT SLEET... RAIN... AND FREEZING RAIN TO ALSO MIX IN AT TIMES TODAY AND WEDNESDAY... WITH ALL SNOW EXPECTED AFTER WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HERE 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH WITH LITTLE ICE OR SLEET ACCUMULATION. FARTHER SOUTH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL ONLY BE 3 TO 7 INCHES... BUT EXPECT A TENTH TO A QUARTER INCHES OF ICE... SLEET ACCUMULATION.

IN SUMMATION... ALL SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS THE WEST... WITH A WINTRY MIX ELSEWHERE TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW EVERYWHERE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

Nermel9
04-09-2013, 07:18 PM
I love DTD, although I never spend enough time there! I was hoping we would have time for Splitsville in Feb. but we didn't, hopefully we will when I go back in December! :thumbsup2

Ugh don't you hate when you get Vinylmations that you already have? And now, finding a place to trade is so hard! I liked it better when they had boxes everywhere! :confused3

That was so nice of you to share your oreo bonbons with the CM's! :banana: I love those, but there is no way I could eat 6 of them!

Your Vinylmation collection is cute!

AHHH I can't believe you guys are under a winter storm warning! :eek: We finally had a nice day here, for the first time all year! Hope your flight doesn't get delayed or canceled or anything so you can get to Disney!! :yay: Have a great trip!

petals
04-09-2013, 08:33 PM
I like your vinylmation collection. If you want I can trade you a magic around the world vinlymation for one of your Flik doubles :)

francis6306
04-09-2013, 09:13 PM
I'm not into the vinylmations, but I can see how it could spin out of control FAST! ;) Good for you having self control to not open the last ones until you were at the gate.

I'm so excited that you are headed back to the World!!! YAY!!!!!!! Hopefully you will get there without any issues! Fingers crossed!

emmysmommy
04-09-2013, 10:08 PM
Rachel I hope you don't have flight delays. I look forward to reading your TR and your joint DR!

Safe travels! :)

carlaewalter
04-09-2013, 10:16 PM
I'm now following you on both Twitter and Instagram so I can live vicariously through you. Snow storm be gone!

jecskc
04-09-2013, 10:31 PM
I love your Nemo vinyl !! Looking forward to reading your new TR. I followed you on twitter. I don't get on there much, though. I need to use instagram more as well. I did use foursquare and vine a good bit on this last trip we took, though. So many apps, so little time !!

tabbytrekker
04-09-2013, 11:27 PM
I'm glad you turned out to have a good trip - and a happy ending! The reason I found your TR in the first place was because of vinylmation. I haven't taken the plunge yet and bought any, but I just think the Popcorn series looks sooooo cute! Luckily (and sadly) I'm not going back to Disney until December, so maybe I'll talk myself out of them before then.

But I hope you have a fun time this week! Hopefully you make it! I'm guessing you are getting the snow we are supposed to later this week. Or at least last I heard we are supposed to get snow.

Wishing you lots of good weather!

rachel09985
04-10-2013, 09:57 PM
DTD has such a cool vibe at night! We were fascinated with the same living statue dude. I wanted to get photos with him but Em didn't so we moved on. Never been in the vinylmation store before so it is good to get informed through another Diser!! :)
it was a cool vibe. I wish i was around/21 when pleasure island was open. I bet it would be even cooler!
I've walked through the west side but never really spent any time there yet.I can't wait to just get there already.AGGGGGHHHH 49 Days!!!
I can't wait too :( I hope my flight isn't too delayed.
Rachel I understand that moment that you had at DTD while listening to the sax player. Seems there's always a moment when you just realize how incredibly wonderful being there is...

That was so nice of you to share your oreo bon bons with the CMs. :)
I am glad you understand! It was like a weird euphoric moment. I was so happy.
omg I need to get my hands on that brave guy ,I bought my daughter merida n the triplets for her bday she just doesn't know it yet
Those triplets and merida were cute! I like them. I bet you could get him on ebay.
Aww, I'm glad you were feeling so happy! It must have been cool to hear 'Rolling in the Deep' on a sax!

The Pixar vinyls are so cute! I want Flik! He's too cute. Are you gonna post on here when you start your new TR? Hope you have fun at Disney!!!!!
Yep! I will post on there. Flik is cute.
Great ending to your TR!

You got some really pretty fountain pics at DTD and the airport. I love taking fointain pics, too.

Love the Vinylmation collection! They are really cute, I might have to get some on my next trip.
I live the collection too. I really like the animation collectionand if they come out with park series for Disney World I will have to get those too.
Thanks for this great TR Rachel (plus your wonderful photos). As someone who's "this" close to booking a quick solo getaway, it's wonderful to read a solo TR to get a feel for it.

Enjoy your upcoming trip!! :goodvibes
Book a solo trip! It is fun. Mine was super short but I think i could do another short trip.
I love DTD, although I never spend enough time there! I was hoping we would have time for Splitsville in Feb. but we didn't, hopefully we will when I go back in December! :thumbsup2

Ugh don't you hate when you get Vinylmations that you already have? And now, finding a place to trade is so hard! I liked it better when they had boxes everywhere! :confused3

That was so nice of you to share your oreo bonbons with the CM's! :banana: I love those, but there is no way I could eat 6 of them!

Your Vinylmation collection is cute!

AHHH I can't believe you guys are under a winter storm warning! :eek: We finally had a nice day here, for the first time all year! Hope your flight doesn't get delayed or canceled or anything so you can get to Disney!! :yay: Have a great trip!
I hope it doesn't either. I am so worried that I making myself sick over it. I just want to get there in time to go eat something. Ive pretty much accepted the fact I am going to be late but I just don't want to be too late.
I like your vinylmation collection. If you want I can trade you a magic around the world vinlymation for one of your Flik doubles :)
Aw thanks but I actually already traded him!!
I'm not into the vinylmations, but I can see how it could spin out of control FAST! ;) Good for you having self control to not open the last ones until you were at the gate.

I'm so excited that you are headed back to the World!!! YAY!!!!!!! Hopefully you will get there without any issues! Fingers crossed!
Thanks so much for the well wishes! I hope I get there too.
Rachel I hope you don't have flight delays. I look forward to reading your TR and your joint DR!

Safe travels! :)
Thanks! I will let everyone know what happens.
I'm now following you on both Twitter and Instagram so I can live vicariously through you. Snow storm be gone!
Hey Carla! Glad you are here. I probably won't update Twitter a lot but I definitely will update instagram
I love your Nemo vinyl !! Looking forward to reading your new TR. I followed you on twitter. I don't get on there much, though. I need to use instagram more as well. I did use foursquare and vine a good bit on this last trip we took, though. So many apps, so little time !!
I don't really get on twitter either that much. I made a disney only one but i don't update a lot. i do do instagram though. i love it!
I'm glad you turned out to have a good trip - and a happy ending! The reason I found your TR in the first place was because of vinylmation. I haven't taken the plunge yet and bought any, but I just think the Popcorn series looks sooooo cute! Luckily (and sadly) I'm not going back to Disney until December, so maybe I'll talk myself out of them before then.

But I hope you have a fun time this week! Hopefully you make it! I'm guessing you are getting the snow we are supposed to later this week. Or at least last I heard we are supposed to get snow.

Wishing you lots of good weather!

Thanks so much for joining in! Some of the series are cute but some of them are weird. I hope I made it too. I would think i will be able to make it but when is the question? I hate snow!!! Why does this have to happen to me in April!!! GRRRR!

Disney9.9.10
04-11-2013, 09:12 AM
What a great trip! I never got into the Vinylmation thing, and the more I read, the more that I am glad! :rotfl: The Pixar series is really adorable though and you've got a nice little collection now!

scottny
04-11-2013, 12:21 PM
GF is fun to visit.
Paradiso 37 is so good. The sangria is delicious.
The balloon is fun to go up. If you do it plan it around 9pm. You will see Illuminations and wishes from up there.
Seems like a good way to end the trip.
I would have given the potato head to a kid at the airport or something
:rotfl2:
Those oreo bon bons look delicious.
I hope you do get out for your trip. Crazy weather.

PinkLemonade7503
04-11-2013, 09:02 PM
Your vinylmations look so cute lined up together! It makes me want to get some!

Where can you get the Oreo Bon bins? My dh loves Oreos!

I hope you got back safe and sound. My Minnesota friends have been posting photos of the snow on Facebook.

Oh, and you should have kept the mister potato head and gotten some of the Disney parts for him! He would look cute on your little Disney shelf. ;)

I used a lot of exclamation points.... your trip report was really good! It is the first one I have followed until the end!

mickeymouse108
04-13-2013, 10:26 AM
having fun catching up on your trip report.

rachel09985
04-16-2013, 09:45 PM
What a great trip! I never got into the Vinylmation thing, and the more I read, the more that I am glad! :rotfl: The Pixar series is really adorable though and you've got a nice little collection now!
Lol they can be addicting! I love the pixar series!! I do have a good collection! I got one more on this trp.
GF is fun to visit.
Paradiso 37 is so good. The sangria is delicious.
The balloon is fun to go up. If you do it plan it around 9pm. You will see Illuminations and wishes from up there.
Seems like a good way to end the trip.
I would have given the potato head to a kid at the airport or something
:rotfl2:
Those oreo bon bons look delicious.
I hope you do get out for your trip. Crazy weather.
I did get there in time!:cool1: I had a blast! I will be posting another trip report soon.
Your vinylmations look so cute lined up together! It makes me want to get some!

Where can you get the Oreo Bon bins? My dh loves Oreos!

I hope you got back safe and sound. My Minnesota friends have been posting photos of the snow on Facebook.

Oh, and you should have kept the mister potato head and gotten some of the Disney parts for him! He would look cute on your little Disney shelf. ;)

I used a lot of exclamation points.... your trip report was really good! It is the first one I have followed until the end!
I did get there safe and sounds! Thanks! Thank you so much for following it. I am so glad you read mine trip report. That is such a nice thing to say!:goodvibes
having fun catching up on your trip report.
Thanks for readingg!

rachel09985
04-22-2013, 08:44 PM
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3097944

Here is a link for my new trip report!! Check it out! I had an awesome time!!