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Old 08-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #1336
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I'm so excited for Lilian to experience Disney and for you and Allyn to experience it through her.

Loving all of the goals/wishes for each day!! You are leaving lots of downtime which will be nice in the heat of September! I will say that WS is better at night though, I hope you get to experience it while dark!

Beware of the Kidcot stations, they use Sharpies!!

Yum, the pics of the Mickey bars and Mickey ice cream sandwich have me drooling!! I hope to see a picture of Lilian with an Itzakadoozie too! As seen here:


Oh, definitely take the boat to DHS from the BC, it's a nice ride! Don't forget to smell the BC!! I love the smell of the BC! You'll definitely want to stay there next time the minute you walk through the doors!

P.S. Cape May Cafe is at the far right corner of the lobby if you enter through the main entrance!
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I love DIS because I can ask the smallest questions and you all will know the answers. I will either propose the boat or to walk over depending on the time. DD will have a stroller so she can ride if need be.
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Question How long should I anticipate it taking us to walk back to Norway to get to our breakfast ADR? I am thinking 20 minutes at least because DH’s parents are relatively slow walkers, so I don’t want to leave them behind.

what time is the ADR...are you walking through the park w/ other guests or is this pre-park opening? I forget...

if you took most of the front of the park shots the other morning and are not stopping anywhere once in...20 min sounds good...but if the park is already full...it could take a bit longer...

I totally mis judged that when we had our pre-park ADR there last March...we were running late and then we were so side tracked w/ pictures in an empty EP...but even though we were like 10-15 late...it all was fine...


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Yum, the pics of the Mickey bars and Mickey ice cream sandwich have me drooling!! I hope to see a picture of Lilian with an Itzakadoozie too! As seen here:

thanks for this picture...I have read about these bars and on the food menus that are diary free...but didn't know what they were or looked liked...


my DD is on a diary, egg, wheat and gluten free diet...which makes things tough...I was saddened the other day when out shopping she was asking for all these treats, etc that she can't eat and thought aw man Disney is going to be heard this time...w/ her seeing her siblings eating those yummy "Mickey" treats...but this will be great!

messy...but so special for her...DH says we should make it a point only she get's to eat those...

sorry for the hijak Stephanie...

just another reason I love the Dis...thanks wlwilliams9 you have brightened my day
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I"m loving all your plans so far
All the flexibility, with the back-up of concrete goals, seems like a great plan.

Thinking about Via Napoli... and wondering about an OOP meal there myself!
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Lilian is going to love riding Dumbo!
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26 More Left!!

In honor of this being the one month mark to Lilian’s birthday, I decided the next thing on my countdown would be something happening on her birthday.

26: 1900 Park Fare


When deciding where we wanted to eat, I knew I did not want to take two table service credits (this trip) at Cinderella’s Castle. Why, you might ask? With as large of a group as we are having, I felt it would be hard to get a good ADR. Honestly, DH and I thought the food was just okay the last time we went. Now, granted, it was five years ago and they have changed the formats. I think I would like to try for a breakfast ADR on our next trip.

With these thoughts in mind, during our early planning phase, I read about 1900 Park Fare and I knew it would be perfect for what I wanted. The nice about it—no one has been to it!! It is a first visit for all eleven of us on this trip!! A rarity!

1900 Park Fare Visit Video

Some photos of 1900 Park Fare, courtesy of AllEars and DIS, respectively:



I think this will be a great birthday dinner for DD!! She will get to have dinner with Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Stepsisters and Stepmother. I hope DD will get to dance with Prince Charming on her birthday—but she may be too shy for it.
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This time next month will be a very special day for us—Lilian’s fourth birthday!! Happy Birthday Dear Sweet Lilian!! We are, of course, spending it in Magic Kingdom. There are some exciting things on our agenda today. We have a BBB appointment, lunch and dinner ADRs, birthday cake and MNSSHP all rolled up into one magical day.

Breakdown of Day 3 at Disney

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Magic Kingdom

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• Breakfast: Main Street Bakery
• Lunch: Plaza Restaurant
• Dinner: 1900 Park Fare

Goals for today
1. BBB photo shoot
2. Meeting the Fairies
3. The Mountains—BTMRR, Splash and SM
4. Taking time to enjoy the details that MK so special!!
We will be leaving MK after our lunch ADR at 12:30 or so. We have an early lunch ADR since we will up and early today. After finishing lunch, we will be heading back to the resort for swim time and naptime. We will be having a late night tonight!

Evening Plans


We have a very special dinner planned tonight for Lilian’s birthday—1900 Park Fare. This will be a rare first for all parties involved. Another first for us all is having a Disney custom cake. I finalized our plans for it and will post soon about it. We will be heading off to MNSSHP tonight after our dinner. We are really looking forward to being able to experience MNSSHP. I also have a DIS meet set for tonight at MNSSHP. Sophia (OhioDisneyLover) and her DH Joe will be meeting us at HoP to watch the first parade together. So excited to meet her (and Joe).

Goals for MNSSHP
1. Meet Snow White and the Dwarfs
2. HM and POC
3. Perhaps the Princesses and Princes Meet n Greet
4. Parade
5. HalloWishes
We should be at MNSSHP around 6:00, just before it officially starts. If we make this time, we will have six hours to work on our goals.

Unfortunately, TGM information will not be updated until after this first MNSSHP so it will not help out. I plan on reading the information he posted about last year's a little more closely still. I'm am really sad if the rumor of Cinderella's Carriage not being out for photo opts out is true. I was sure hoping to get pictures with it.

Do our plans look doable for today? For those of you who have attended MNSSHP, especially the first one or an early September one, what do you think the crowds will be like?
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:04 AM   #1342
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Aw, I love Dumbo! I never get to go on it though because the line is usually slow moving and there are a million other things I want to do! I did ask Kris if he would go on Dumbo with me though so maybe this trip!
I hope you get to go on Dumbo Jenny!! Especially given it is Kris' first visit.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:08 AM   #1343
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I really love that you are allowing a lot of down time! I think it will make your vacation that much more enjoyable. I have planned a lot of downtime as well. I also am not making TPs for the parks each day b/c whatever we feel like doing that day in the park we will do! Last trip I drove myself sick trying to accomplish everything on my list. Of course, I have a list of things I'd like to do but that doesn't mean we'll get it all done. I want to be able to enjoy our resort, too!
Thank you!! I really thought about what we wanted out this vacation and I realized we do not have to do everything! We want time to spend together, swim, see Disney and have FUN!! We will be back so I am not going to stress if we do not get to see everything. In fact, we cannot since IASW is going to be closed among other things.

I'm going to have a rough order in mind, just to try to help limit the amount of walking we will have to do given the health of some traveling with us. With the heat and humidity too, I think it will be too difficult to try to rush too much. Tempers will flair and we would not be having fun.

I'm so excited about CSR!!!
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No problem! I'm all about figuring out which order to do things in and what will save the most time. I'm sure your DD will love Epcot. Are you going to buy her the Epcot passport? That is a lot of fun!

I too am crazy excited for Via Napoli!!!!! It's going to be an OOP meal for us, but I just plan on us splitting a pizza and each of us getting a drink. It won't be too bad and we have loads of gift cards to use.
We are going to get the Epcot Passports. I agree they are a lot of fun. DH and I did one on our first trip.

I'm really looking forward to Via Napoli!!
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I am really looking forward to Dumbo as well. When we went in March and rode it, my DD (18 months at the time) would go "Wheeeeeee!!!!" the whole time. I can't wait to go on it again and see if she likes it just as much.
I am looking forward to it too (obviously, I know ). I am actually happy we did not ride it last time so we can experience it as a family for the first time. I am really looking forward to experiencing Disney through the eyes of my child.
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I'm so excited for Lilian to experience Disney and for you and Allyn to experience it through her.

Loving all of the goals/wishes for each day!! You are leaving lots of downtime which will be nice in the heat of September! I will say that WS is better at night though, I hope you get to experience it while dark!

Beware of the Kidcot stations, they use Sharpies!!

Yum, the pics of the Mickey bars and Mickey ice cream sandwich have me drooling!! I hope to see a picture of Lilian with an Itzakadoozie too! As seen here:


Oh, definitely take the boat to DHS from the BC, it's a nice ride! Don't forget to smell the BC!! I love the smell of the BC! You'll definitely want to stay there next time the minute you walk through the doors!

P.S. Cape May Cafe is at the far right corner of the lobby if you enter through the main entrance!
Yummy! I have not heard about that one yet but I will mark it down.

Thanks Wendy!!
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what time is the ADR...are you walking through the park w/ other guests or is this pre-park opening? I forget...

if you took most of the front of the park shots the other morning and are not stopping anywhere once in...20 min sounds good...but if the park is already full...it could take a bit longer...

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thanks for this picture...I have read about these bars and on the food menus that are diary free...but didn't know what they were or looked liked...

my DD is on a diary, egg, wheat and gluten free diet...which makes things tough...I was saddened the other day when out shopping she was asking for all these treats, etc that she can't eat and thought aw man Disney is going to be heard this time...w/ her seeing her siblings eating those yummy "Mickey" treats...but this will be great!

messy...but so special for her...DH says we should make it a point only she get's to eat those...

sorry for the hijak Stephanie...

just another reason I love the Dis...thanks wlwilliams9 you have brightened my day
Our ADR at Akershus is at 9:15. I think if we enter the park around 8:45 we should be good, correct? I guess part of that will depend on what time they let us will help decide.

No problem--I'm glad Wendy had the picture to help you know what DD will be able to enjoy. It must be difficult not being able to experience the same things as her siblings. I love the idea of keeping it her special treat!!
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I"m loving all your plans so far
All the flexibility, with the back-up of concrete goals, seems like a great plan.

Thinking about Via Napoli... and wondering about an OOP meal there myself!
Thanks Sarah!! I am happy with how our days seem to be shaping up. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the end...

Via Napoli looks yummy to us!!
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Lilian is going to love riding Dumbo!
Thanks Michelle!! I hope so!!
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That is going to be on great birthday for Lilian It is a bit of a bummer that since you are going to one of the early parties you won't know exactly what to expect. Of course then you can come back and report to people like me so we get the benefit of your experience Sounds like a great day. Oh and I love the Plaza! It's my favorite place to eat in the Magic Kingdom. I'm planning on being there for my birthday in January!
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