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Old 08-12-2010, 09:59 AM   #1291
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Plans are looking good. And your trip is getting so much closer.

I would stop at a store BEFORE arriving at CSR. As well stocked as Panchitos is with items, they are not cheap like any other Disney store. Mark and I always stop for a case of water, six pack of pop (I have to have my caffine free diet pepsi--I don't drink coke), milke for Mark to take with his meds in the morning, some potato chips, etc., at the Hess Gas Station. It is so much cheaper than buying on property.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:41 PM   #1292
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Is there a reason you can't go off property to buy things if you really need them? If not, then I would bring stuff from home and then if you need something, go buy it. I feel like you are going to be itching to get to disney, and stopping would be hard!
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:34 PM   #1293
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Loving your countdown so far! That looks like a dinosaur on the CSR pool slide. Is that what it is? I couldn't tell. I don't know much about that resort but it looks beautiful! Especially the pool area, wow. And I love the room decor!

You're getting so close!
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:01 PM   #1294
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I would stop before you go to your hotel. I know there is a Publix not too far from WDW property (close to Sea World) and there are some Walgreens as well. Don't stop at Goodings (by DTD)!!! It's WAY expensive.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:20 PM   #1295
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Plans are looking good. And your trip is getting so much closer.

I would stop at a store BEFORE arriving at CSR. As well stocked as Panchitos is with items, they are not cheap like any other Disney store. Mark and I always stop for a case of water, six pack of pop (I have to have my caffine free diet pepsi--I don't drink coke), milke for Mark to take with his meds in the morning, some potato chips, etc., at the Hess Gas Station. It is so much cheaper than buying on property.
Thanks Kathy!! I think I will either pack the bulk of what we want to bring down (thinking cases of water and pop) or stop outside of Disney property. I rather not though.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:25 PM   #1296
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Is there a reason you can't go off property to buy things if you really need them? If not, then I would bring stuff from home and then if you need something, go buy it. I feel like you are going to be itching to get to disney, and stopping would be hard!
I know I am going to be let's keep going instead of shopping--being that close!! I am going to watch Labor Day sales and if the drinks go on then, I am going to pick them up then.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:27 PM   #1297
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Loving your countdown so far! That looks like a dinosaur on the CSR pool slide. Is that what it is? I couldn't tell. I don't know much about that resort but it looks beautiful! Especially the pool area, wow. And I love the room decor!

You're getting so close!
I think it is tiki/totem type thing but I'm pretty sure it is not a dinosaur. I will check and let you know.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:28 PM   #1298
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I would stop before you go to your hotel. I know there is a Publix not too far from WDW property (close to Sea World) and there are some Walgreens as well. Don't stop at Goodings (by DTD)!!! It's WAY expensive.
Thanks Meghan! I think I read the Goodings is really expensive because of the convenience. I will debate...it will be really hard to stop I just want to be at Disney!!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:33 PM   #1299
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If it is just water and pop you'll be needing, the Hess Gas Station is pretty cheap and you'll pass one on the way in and it will only take you 5 minutes.
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Hard to believe but we are down to 28 days!!! That means I have another item to share on my list of things I am looking forward to experience while at Disney. Today’s is very simple, but oh so refreshing:

28. Mickey Ice Cream Bar, Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich and Minnie’s Strawberry Fruit Bar


Curious to know how Mickey Ice Cream Bars are made? Here is a video showing you how Unwrapped Walt Disney World. About 5 minutes in, it discusses how Mickey Ice Cream Bars are made.

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The red bar is not an actual Minnie Strawberry bar, can you believe I could not find a single picture of one? I will be sure to have one and take a picture of it. The pictures are from Google Image search.

Something very simple, they just seem quintessential Disney treats! I have never had any of them!! I will have to fix that problem this trip. Though I have to say, I am not a big ice cream eater so I may just have to try a bite of someone's. Those strawberry bars look really good though!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:54 PM   #1301
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If it is just water and pop you'll be needing, the Hess Gas Station is pretty cheap and you'll pass one on the way in and it will only take you 5 minutes.
Good to know Kathy! Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:01 PM   #1302
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Sunday, September 12th: This time next month takes will be our first full day at Disney!! This day was originally going to be DHS day but with the threats of F! crowds, I decided to adhere to TGM’s advice and switch parks for the day. Instead of being at DHS, we will be spending the morning at Epcot! This day is specifically reserved for Future World, though we could pop over to WS if we have time.

Breakdown of Day 2 at Disney


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Epcot, Future World

Food
ADRs: 1
Breakfast: at the hotel in our room or snack credit possibly
Lunch: Sunshine Seasons most likely
Dinner: Cape May Café Clam Bake, Beach Club

Goals for today
1. Soarin’
2. Test Track
3. Disney Visa Meet n Greet @ Innoventions West
4. Photopass pictures
I am only listing four goals because I think we will only be in FW for about four hours, from 9:00-1:00. We want to take midday breaks so I picture us leaving after lunch. What do you all think about this plan? Lilian is pretty sensitive to the heat, always has been, so I feel it is going to best to get out of park. If we are all holding up well, we may stay longer but I am not going to push it.

We will head back to the resort. At the resort, we will go for a swim to cool off and all take a nap. I may not nap, but work on schoolwork that needs to be done. :rolleyes

Evening plans:

Our dinner ADR is at Cape May Café Clam Bake. I am really looking forward to visiting Beach Club. I just love the way the resort looks and I want to get a chance to checkout Stormalong Bay. Our dinner is for 5:10, so I want to be at Beach Club by 4:50ish or so to find our way to the right location.

After filling our tummies, if we are up to it I like to go to DHS for F!. The show is at 8:00 p.m., which can be on the late side for Lilian at the moment. She is typically in bed by 9:00 but that is without a nap. Since I think she will want to nap (or should I say that I will want her to nap), she should be able to make it no problem. To get to DHS, I thought we could take the boat. Is this correct—can we ride the boat to DHS from Beach Club? If we are not feeling up to going to DHS, we can go back to resort to relax and swim. I’m really trying to leave our nights as flexible as possible but have ideas of options we could choose from if we decide we have the energy to do something else.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:32 PM   #1303
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Oh my, those treats do look yummy!!

I like the idea of mid-day breaks and have them scheduled in every day except one when we'll do a later start and then stay in for the evening. I also like the idea of flexible evenings with loose plans so you can decide what your up for.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:08 PM   #1304
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YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!

I have water delivered to the resort from Costco. I have not had to pay shipping each time I've done it. They deliver it to the front desk and we go and pick it up. That way, we didn't have to stop off property either.

One great thing about driving is that you can take stuff like that with you.
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DS has decided he wants that ice cream sandwich. I've never had any of them either, but they all look delicious!

I think it's smart to leave the evenings open. Always good to be flexible. Now if only I could do that myself!
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