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Old 06-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #256
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #259
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It's going to happen... someday.

DH wants me to look elsewhere but I don't want to start over somewhere new. Again..
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #261
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It's time to get back to the trip so I can reflect on the good stuff in my life, so here we go!

I actually just finished typing this up in Word so hopefully I'll get this TR completed in about two more weeks. Just after that, the 4-H fairs will be in full swing and I'll be no where to be found!

On with the show...
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #262
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Post 31: Dinner in EP

We hopped the on to EP bus and were on our way. Luckily no surprises on this bus. We headed straight for The Land pavilion and our reservation at Garden Grill. I had never eaten there and was pleasantly surprised at the food. I felt guilty though (and E will attest to this) that we had THREE different meal settings come out. One sans black pepper, one sans gluten, and one normal. We all felt bad about wasting food.


The character interaction was great. Pluto and Chip (or was it Dale) came around several times. Pluto was smitten with MB because she had decided to dedicate her newly found pin trading career to Pluto pins! Pluto was very playful. This is another place I would definitely return!

After dinner we took a nighttime spin on LWTL (again) – it’s STILL cool after dark!



And then a spin on Soarin’. I know E isn’t a huge fan, but I just can’t get enough of the ride!



We walked towards the I-gateway and snapped a couple nighttime shots as we went. We passed by throngs of people camping out for Illuminations as we got closer to World Showcase. It was nice because they still had the lights up for us to get through.



We got out of the park just as the fireworks began, so we paused for a moment to watch some of the higher pyrotechnics from the bridge to the Boardwalk. There was a decent crowd on the bridge along with us.


This was our view of the Boardwalk after we left the bridge. It really is a magnificent sight back there. It makes me more excited to return to the area on our upcoming trip!

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #263
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #264
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Post 32: Day 6 - MK

We started our day with a pre-RD ADR at Crystal Palace. I knew our DIS-friend, mom2rtk, was heading to her pre-RD ADR at BBB. I was so excited to finally see some of her handy work in the flesh! (and meet the rockin’ person in person). We sauntered up to the gate and chatted with a few of the CMs. For some reason they weren’t letting us in as early as usual and there were quite a few people getting rather antsy – ourselves included. We were at the head of the line almost and the CM kept checking his watch and saying, boy… we need to get going!

Just as he dropped the rope for us to head up Main Street I saw two brilliant yellow dresses walk up to the gate. I started hollering, “It’s mom2rtk! Look! E! She’s HERE!!!”

It was almost like seeing Elvis…

They pushed us through the gate and we made our way up Main Street, pausing for a couple of crowd-less photos and something else and we happened upon mom2rtk doing the same thing. We ran over and introduced ourselves and gave a big hug. We chatted briefly and we BOTH had to get hauling it to check into our reservations.

The line at CP was kind of long (since we were let in late) so we hopped over to the Castle to get our last morning icon shot.


From there, E got us checked in and I meandered around the front of the building to do some architecture shots. I LOVE that this family kept looking at me and still refused to get out of the way.


I know, I know… I have no right to expect others to NOT be in the way, but seriously. They could’ve moved over a few feet…

Of course while I’m futzing with my camera, I get caught with another one…

(who’s still thirsty???)

Our buzzer thingy went off and we headed for the door to the staff ready to go for the day.


I stopped for a macro shot on the way in, just for fun.


I love CP breakfast. It’s probably my FAVORITE breakfast on property.
1) There’s a TON of food to eat.
2) There’s a TON of food I can eat that doesn’t have to be specially prepared (even the bacon )

3) Mickey waffles, and

4) Chocolate Mickey waffles.


I live for these things.

The chef came out to give us a tour and take a small order of things that we needed to have prepared (I asked for some eggs as the ones on the bar are pre-seasoned). As we chatted with the chef, we did run into one small snafu. It had been rumored that E could get gluten free Mickey waffles here. Well, guess what, she couldn’t. Being totally bummed out, we pressed on to the bar and filled our plates. E and I both enjoyed the quinoa they had on the bar. It was something new for both of us.

Soon after we got our food, we started to see our friends from the 100 Acre Wood



Piglet left us for the Friendship parade and Eeyore was no where in sight. All of the characters bailed on our side of the restaurant for the other side. We decided not to wait for him. Just before we left, E was handed a special ticket as an apology about the non-gluten free waffles.

It was something completely minor, but that is what is called Disney’s “recovery” system when a guest isn’t 100% satisfied. We learned a little bit about the recovery system on the Backstage Magic tour.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #265
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Garden Grill... I have never been. I think it may be on my list for someday though.

The recovery ticket you got? We got one too... but it sits as a souvenir. We never used it. Did you?

And the pre rope drop ADR at CP... I just loved doing that for the first time in December. I think it will be on my list each and every trip.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #266
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You can bet we cashed it in

crap... if we are here it means we have almost come to an end
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #267
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Garden Grill... I have never been. I think it may be on my list for someday though.

The recovery ticket you got? We got one too... but it sits as a souvenir. We never used it. Did you?

And the pre rope drop ADR at CP... I just loved doing that for the first time in December. I think it will be on my list each and every trip.
I think food-wise, it was my least favorite outside of Sci-Fi. And Chef Mickey's. I would totally go there again in a heartbeat because of the character stoppage.

We did use ours. It was getting closer to everyone ascending the parks for the holidays and MK was getting a bit busier than we'd like.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:54 PM   #268
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I know.

Imagine how I felt when I finished typing the whole document in Word.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:29 AM   #269
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Post 33: How dare you child!

From CP, we walked THROUGH the Castle towards Fantasyland.

I was just glad the beautiful blue sky was out for us after breakfast. Our last day in MK was going to be gorgeous!





Just on the other side of the Castle, we saw our favorite family and stopped for a visit.

I tried to entice Lady Tremaine AND the girls into a bit of a fight by asking which daughter was her favorite.


I got scolded.


Drizella set me straight though… SHE’S the favorite. She’s MUCH prettier than her sister – and sings better, too!


At some point, MB bailed on us to shop and rest (I want to say it was after breakfast). We’d run her ragged in the past several days and she just wanted to go about our last couple days at her pace.

E and I wandered into Fantasyland to say goodbye to Snow White Scary Adventures. I still can’t believe it won’t be there on our next trip, but we have to make way for progress, right?


I was all excited when I actually looked at the second shot. I caught the Queen – I usually crop tighter and just go for Snow White. We did have to yell at our carmates. They were taking flash pictures in the beginning. E set them straight!


We hopped over to Peter Pan and used E’s special pass to get through the line. Try as we might, we just can’t catch a decent shot in Pan. Neither of our cameras have a high enough ISO for the super low light conditions. Maybe someday…



From Pan, we went over to Philharmagic to visit Donald and the gang. I really enjoy this attraction and have to stop each trip.



Before leaving FL, E tried (unsuccessfully) to become the next Queen of England!
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #270
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What does the recovery ticket entitle you too?

I love your picture of E trying to pull the sword from the stone!
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