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Old 09-17-2012, 12:20 AM   #61
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Just caught up with your trip.
Sounds like you are having a great time...makes me very jealous
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #63
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Today started off a bit iffy but got better in the afternoon
We met some friends at MK this morning, ended up being late as we took a wrong turn and ten minutes after leaving the hotel we ended up driving past it again. Was running late at this point so parked at the poly and got the monorail over.
Met up with our friends but ended up having trouble with tickets so took about twenty mins to sort that out. They went into MK, and we headed back to the car, stopped off at the contemporary and had brekkie at the contempo cafe, their mickey waffles with banana and syrup is soooo good!
Got back to the car and headed over to animal kingdom. Got there about 11.30 so it was getting pretty busy at that time. Rode everest in the single rider queue, primieval whirl, dinosaur, watched finding memo, rode everest again, and rode Kilimanjaro safari. Thats pretty much all we tend to do at AK, we've done it so many times that we just stick to the main attractions. Plus it was getting soooo hot by then so we decided to call it a day.
We drove to Orlando premium outlets because Gary broke his trainers so wanted a new pair. He found what he wanted in Nike, and we had a quick look in the Disney outlet.
Stopped off at publix on the way back for a few supplies, then got back to the hotel.
Decided to walk to DTD again and try our luck at getting a walk up ressie for T Rex. Never eaten here but we just fancied giving it a go. Checked in and were seated within 5 minutes, we got a good table in the middle of the meteor shower area. Gary had a steak, shrimp skewer, and scallop combo, it had the best garlic mashed potatoes ever. I had a shrimp linguine in tomato sauce, and got a side of waffle fries. It was good. Will deffo eat here again in the future. We're too stuffed to try the extinction dessert but will have to try that next time.....
Headed over to the margarita bar, stopped off at arribas on the way and ended up with $105 of stuff.... Think this shop will be bad for my bank balance in the future
Had a drink at the margarita bar, then headed back to the turf club at Saratoga, had a drink here and Gary kicked my butt at pool.
Back at the room, I've just packed all the souvies into my case as we move out on Wednesday.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #64
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Karen, we ate the exact same thing on saturday at T-Rex
I had the shrimp with the pasta and steve had the combo. The food was good and we'll definitely go back. No room for desert either though
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This one is a bit different than the normal backstage ones, this one is a lot more in depth, it's about $400 and includes 7 days admission to seaworld.
Yes I maned to find it on the us sea world site. It really does sound amazing.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #66
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Yes I maned to find it on the us sea world site. It really does sound amazing.
If you ever get the chance to do it, jump at it, it's an amazing day
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #67
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Well today has been a bit of a wash out
Today was Busch gardens day, got to the park about 9.40, parked and got the tram to the front of the park. Got in at ten and headed to cheetah run, rode that and montu within about half hour. I bought a poncho as the sky looked really dark, within about two minutes of buying it, it threw it down, absolutely torrential rain. Between ten and two all we managed to do was cheetah, montu, sheikra and had lunch while the first of the bad rain spells started. The rides were on and off all morning due to really bad lightning storms, sheikra was closed for ages, it opened, we got in the queue, one car went round (we were next), it stopped again because of more lightning, we got on it eventually, our car went round then it stopped again. We gave up about quarter past two because all the rides were closed, a staff member told us the forecast was for storms all afternoon and whenever it rained heavily all the animals ran for cover too, so couldn't even see them
We headed home but couldn't get over 40mph the whole time due to really bad visibility from the rain.
Stopped at DTD so Gary could go to the Lego store. Had dinner offsite at logans roadhouse on the 192, Gary had a sirloin steak, I just stuck to chicken wings, had garlic and Parmesan, they were yummy. The buttered rolls they serve are yummy!
This evening we've done one last round of laundry before we move resorts tomorrow, and had a drink at the turf club bar
Bell services are picking our stuff up at 8.15 tomorrow and transferring it to wilderness lodge, and we're off to universal studios.
We originally had an ADR for chefs des France but Gary doesn't like the look of the menu so we've changed to whispering canyon cafe.
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Well today has been a bit of a wash out
Today was Busch gardens day, got to the park about 9.40, parked and got the tram to the front of the park. Got in at ten and headed to cheetah run, rode that and montu within about half hour. I bought a poncho as the sky looked really dark, within about two minutes of buying it, it threw it down, absolutely torrential rain. Between ten and two all we managed to do was cheetah, montu, sheikra and had lunch while the first of the bad rain spells started. The rides were on and off all morning due to really bad lightning storms, sheikra was closed for ages, it opened, we got in the queue, one car went round (we were next), it stopped again because of more lightning, we got on it eventually, our car went round then it stopped again. We gave up about quarter past two because all the rides were closed, a staff member told us the forecast was for storms all afternoon and whenever it rained heavily all the animals ran for cover too, so couldn't even see them
We headed home but couldn't get over 40mph the whole time due to really bad visibility from the rain.
Stopped at DTD so Gary could go to the Lego store. Had dinner offsite at logans roadhouse on the 192, Gary had a sirloin steak, I just stuck to chicken wings, had garlic and Parmesan, they were yummy. The buttered rolls they serve are yummy!
This evening we've done one last round of laundry before we move resorts tomorrow, and had a drink at the turf club bar
Bell services are picking our stuff up at 8.15 tomorrow and transferring it to wilderness lodge, and we're off to universal studios.
We originally had an ADR for chefs des France but Gary doesn't like the look of the menu so we've changed to whispering canyon cafe.
Sucks That the weather has not been good. Hope it brightens up for the rest of your trip
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #70
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Today's been a nice day, it's resort swapping day
We arranged last night for bell services to come by at 8.15 and pick up our luggage and transfer it to WL. It was so much easier than us trying to transfer it all over.
By 9am we were at universal studios, we rode the mummy, FINALLY managed to get gary on rip ride rockit, he's spent ages vowing he'd never go on it because you go up the lift hill on your back. Well I finally got him on it and he only goes and moans that it's ok but a bit slow! Man you can't please some people!
Went on minion mayhem, it's a cute ride but was totally lost on gary because he's never seen the film.
Went on men in black, Simpsons, mummy and RRR again, then left at 12 as that's all we wanted to do
Went and checked into WL, have visited here before but never stayed, it really is a lovely resort. We're in room 7056 and have a perfect view of the castle, couldn't ask for a better room. Club lounge is nice too. Good choice of food and snacks from what we've seen so far
Headed over to MK about 2 and got absolutely soaked on the boat ride over as we were in an open sided boat. Hid under the canopy until it eased off enough for us to run to the entrance!
Did all of tomorrowland then got the boat back as we had a 5.05 reservation at whispering canyon cafe. Stopped off for a drink at the pool bar and watched the geyser go off, it's really impressive to watch
Today is the first day of WCC's new menu, they still have the skillet but you get to choose what you want on it now, but there are NO separate entrees. If I'd have known this I'd have changed the reservation as it wasn't that good. Plus we got stuck out the back again so missed most of the action
The food was ok, but I really wanted the steak for entree, plus you used to be able to get dessert to go if you were too full. Now it comes as part of the all you can eat, so no takeaways
Gary wasn't feeling great after dinner and wanted a nap, so I left him to sleep in the room and I headed out to magic kingdom. Didn't fancy sitting in the room all evening so decided to go and go on all the cheesy stuff that Gary doesn't like. Rode jungle cruise, had the funniest skipper ever, rode pirates, haunted mansion, and saw philharmagic.
Had a look round the shops then snagged a good spot at the bottom of the train station for wishes. It was awesome as ever, then legged it for the boat dock after it finished. The boat got stuck behind the electrical water pageant so we had to go really slow following it through the water bridge.
Got back to the hotel just in time to grab some amarula and brownies from the club lounge and now sat watching big bang theory, a good day
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #73
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Today was the first day we haven't set the alarm, but were up at 8 anyway. We got ready then wandered down to the club lounge, got a cinnamon bun each and I had a bagel, we're getting the point now where we've eaten too much over the past couple of weeks and aren't hungry for most of the day.
Headed over to MK and got there just after 9, rode splash mountain and actually came off relatively unscathed which was a nice surprise. Infact Gary got wetter from the boats waiting to unload and him being stuck next to the last big waterfall, than he did on the entire ride. After that we went on big thunder and haunted mansion. We had a look through fantasyland, and had a look at what we could see over the construction walls which unfortunately wasn't much.
Original plan was to head to Epcot so we got the monorail over to the TTC and waited on the epcot monorail, then Gary decided he didn't fancy going after all (it was getting HOT by this point), so we got the monorail back to MK then got the boat back to the WL.
He was absolutely knackered by that point (think he's probably got another cold coming on), so he headed back to the room. I've got friends from home over here at the mo, they arrived yesterday so I left Gary in the room and drove to Epcot to go meet them.
Caught up with them in the land pavilion, then we headed over to journey into imagination. That ride seems to change every time I go on it, which admittedly isn't very often, but it never seems to be for the better. I prefer the old dream finder version of that ride.
We then wandered over to world showcase and ended up with a first for me. We never stop in the UK pavilion because to me it just isn't the UK if you know what I mean? It's what America thinks the UK looks like. But we stopped for fish and chips, I used a counter service credit and was pleasantly surprised, it was good! We went round the back to the little walled garden maze bit (didn't even know that was there!), then went into the shop and met tigger and pooh (again no idea there was even a meet and greet there, judging by the short queue I wasn't the only one who didn't know!).
After that we rode maelstrom, and grand fiesta tour, then went to mousegear for some shopping.
I had to leave that that point as it was nearly four and I had to get back to WL, pick Gary up, then drive back to Epcot for a 5.20 ADR at coral reef.
Surprised that the drive back only took ten minutes, got Gary then headed back out.
Before dinner we went to turtle talk with crush as we missed this last time, as usual was a great show. Turned up at coral reef at 5.15 and were seated within five minutes.
Dinner was awesome, a lot lot better than the disappointing meal we had last night. We both got the strip steak, it was awesome and came with potatoes and a really nice sauce. Gary had crime brûlée for dessert and I had the jack Daniels and baileys mousse. Neither of us could move after that, we were stuffed! Eventually made it back to the car and are now back at the hotel.
The original plan for tonight was to go see fantasmic, but neither of us fancied rushing over to HS after such a big meal, so we're going to have leisurely evening in the hotel and watch wishes from our balcony instead
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We definately made the right choice, we haven't had any rain all day, then just about 30 seconds after wishes started, a torrential rain storm started. So we've just watched wishes from our nice dry balcony, instead of being soaked to the bone watching it from MK, or trying to get out of HS
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