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Old 08-31-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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How Disney turned Grumpy's Frown Upside Down! August 2010 TR!

The Basic Info:

When: Aug 21-28, 2010 with Free Dining (Upgraded from QS to Regular, downgraded to QS half way through)

Where: Pop Century Resort (loved it here but also want to try other WDW resorts )

How we got there: Amtrak (never again )

Who:

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DFi(he really hates this pic but I love how he is blushing in it because of the mickey hat. So adorable!):


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Alleyah:


If you want to read more about us, please refer to my PTR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2#post36865082

Up Next, Our really, really, really, really long train ride...
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JULY 4th 2006 Cali Grill Event! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1157941[/SIZE][[/SIZE][/SIZE]

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Old 08-31-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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I'm on board!

Just found your new post, and am looking forward to your TR! My hubby is a Grumpy lover (has a tattoo on his lower arm even) and owns several pins, hats, jackets, watch - etc. You get the idea - which is how your title intrigued me to click.

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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Looking forward to reading all about your Disney adventures!
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #4
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Hi! I'm here! I feel like I've had a bit of a sneak peak with your FB pictures Can't wait to hear all about it!!
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:29 AM   #5
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I am here...although I will have to come back to get caught up once I get back from our trip. We leave in SIX hours now.

I can't wait to hear how your trip went!
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Moved over from your PTR and can't wait to hear all about your trip!
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:11 AM   #7
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Loving your TR. I'm excited to be with my little nephews next week when they get to see all of those amazing Lego creations!! Wow!
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:28 PM   #8
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Fun report so far--I look forward to reading more!
Thanks for reading along!

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Aww, love the TR so far! I can't imagine spending 13 hours on a train! It sounds like you guys pulled it off well though. The food at WPE looks so good! I wish we stopped there, but we didn't eat in DTD. Hopefully next time!
Looking forwartd to more!
You should definitely try it. I had been putting it off for a while due to the long lines but I am definitely glad we tried it. I know we will definitely be going back since it became one of our faves!

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I am all caught up!

It is so weird looking at your pics...I was just there less than a week ago. Your food at WPE...I have similar pics. It was one of my favorite meals!!!! We did skip the tie dye cheesecake. Looking at your dd...I am thinking...it may have been one of the good decisions we made on our trip.
It was also one of our favorite meals. The cheesecake was worth the mess. I got one later on in the week and it was very yummy and not as messy for me.

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Loving your TR. I'm excited to be with my little nephews next week when they get to see all of those amazing Lego creations!! Wow!
Thanks! They are really amazing. Each one of those windows is representing different cities from all the world.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:48 PM   #9
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Our first full day Part 1

After a rough arrival day, we got a good night's sleep and were ready for our first full day/ first MK day. After the alarm clock incident, I decided wake up calls were a better idea especially since we had a 10:35am ADR for Check Mickey's. I wanted us up and out the door by 9:15am so I set the wakeup call for 8:30am. We all had showered the night before so we only needed to get dressed and go. However, I couldn't sleep so I was up by 7:45 or 8:00. After that it didn't take long for everyone else to wake up, too. We ended up leaving the room around 9:00am. Once we got to the bus stop, we only had to wait a few minutes for the MK bus to arrive. However, it was very crowded so we had to stand. This happened a few times on the trip and we were ok with it most of time. Once we were arrived at MK, we made our way to the monorail to go to CR. We also did not wait very long and were able to get seats. Here a couple monorail pics:


Alleyah and DFi


Haylee

We arrived at CR at around 10:00 so we decided to check out the gift shops before checking in. DFi had left his lighter behind at POP by accident and needed to get a new one since we did not have plans to go back to POP until later in the evening.

At around 10:20, we went to Chef Mickey's to check in. It was very crowded considering our late breakfast ADR time. I guess it must have something to do with FD. We waited a few minutes longer than our ADR. I think we were seated at around 10:40 or 10:45. Here are a few pics of us waiting to be buzzed.








CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST...
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I must apologize for this next part. We were very hungry so I forgot to take a lot of food pics. I only have one actually but I have plenty of character pics. So once we were seated, our waiter came to the table and took our drink orders. He also told us that we had plenty of time to eat since the characters would not be back to our area for about 20 minutes. So we went up to pile our plates with food. I immediately grabbed a little bit of my faves: Minnie's Breakfast Pizza, Mickey Waffles, and Goofy's Vegetable Lasagna. I also got a few other things. I always get a little bit of each thing on buffets so that I'm able to try a lot of new things. Of course, I got teased a little by my family because of how full my plate was. However, that was the only plate I had since I was too full to go back for more. So here is the one pic of food and it's one of Haylee's plates:



She was a big fan of the cheese eggs. She absolutely loves cheese so the cheese covered eggs were a big deal to her. She also liked the Mickey Waffles which surprised her. I told her before the trip that she needed to try them. She didn't want to because she doesn't usually like waffles but she did anyway and was very glad she did. Alleyah also liked them a lot. DFi said the food was ok but not great. I agree with him. When I ate there in 2006, it was a lot better. However, we both agree that eating there is worth it to avoid the long character lines. Once we finished eating, the characters had still not made their way over. After about ten more minutes, they came to our area. The only downside is that we were the next to last table in their order of visits. This is odd because our table was very close to the entrance of the room. This frustrated the kids because they would have wait and watch as the characters went by our table, visited with almost every other table before us and then finally got to us. I apologized to them since I had no idea that this was a possibility. In the end it was well worth the wait to see the looks on their faces. We also got to sing along with the characters and they wished another kid "happy birthday"

Haylee waiting for the characters





Happy Birthday Sing Along


Pluto signing Alleyah's hat

Pluto Signing Haylee's autograph book

The kids and Pluto (they are still a little annoyed after the wait in this pic. They get more cheerful as more characters arrive)


CONTINUED IN NEXT POST...
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Goofy's Visit




Mickey's Visit






DFi taking an unexpected pic of me while we wait for Donald. (this is an awful pic of me but since I posted the one of him in the Mickey hat, it is only fair to post an embarassing pic of myself)


CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST...
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I'm caught up!

I would have freaked out waking up late after the nap But good idea to change the plans instead of rushing with the chance of still missing it. I can't decide if we want WPE or Raglan Road when we go to DTD...hmmm

And you pics from Chef Mickey's gets me excited for my March trip with the kids!!! Looks like so much fun
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