Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > DVC Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #16
TigerLaw
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: st. louis, MO usa
Posts: 1,462

Once I got back to Beach Club, I headed for the (very crowded) pool and found Melissa. We did the whole pool thing for awhile until it started raining, which led us to head back to the room for a little afternoon nap time! Night-wise, the plan was to head over to Epcot. First, we walked around the World Showcase and checked out the new wine bar area in Italy.





Unfortunately, our server knew next to nothing about any of the wines on the extensive list, so the wine drinking was a let down (could there have really have been only one pino grigio in the whole place?) Also, we saw at two different tables appetizers getting set back, so that didnít reassure us at all.

From the wine bar, we headed back for dinner at Le Cellier (because of course you would do dinner there on the 4th of July!)


I still to this day have NEVER actually listened to Off Kilter play!

We had an AWESOME server who I unwittingly stumped on Canadian trivia by asking with the difference was between a providence and a territory (funny that I canít even remember the answer now). The meal was very good (although Melissa missed the baked mac and cheese, which was no long on the menu). I tried one of the three beer flights, so that was fun to try different beers out.



Dinner was at 7pm and we got out by 8:15pm. The special holiday fireworks didnít start until 10pm, but we already saw that people were staking out spots earlier than usual, so we headed over to the island between England and France and just hung out there for awhile. I got us a couple of grand mariner slushies in france and then we just waited for the special Illuminations show, which did not disappoint.






Fireworks, American Adventure style!





COMING UP - MORE PARKS, WHAT ELSE?!?
__________________

Sept. 2000 - Caribbean Beach & All Star Movies / Nov. & Dec. 2001 - Caribbean Beach / July, 2002 - Dolphin (30th Birthday trip!) / Oct. 2002 - Polynesian / Sept. 2003 - Hard Rock Hotel & Beach Club / May, 2004 - Hard Rock Hotel / Nov. & Dec., 2004 - Hard Rock & Boardwalk Inn / Dec. 2005 - Disneyland 50th Anniversary trip at Grand Californian / Sept. 2006 - Beach Club / May 2007 - 4 Night cruise on Disney Wonder (our first cruise ever!) and 3 nights at WDW (Beach Club) / Fall, 2007 - Became owners at Beach Club Villas / Nov. & Dec. 2007 - Animal Kingdom Lodge (concierge level!) & Beach Club / Feb. 2008 - Hard Rock Hotel & Portofino Bay / Sept. 2008 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas (Our first time at our DVC home!) / May, 2009 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas / July, 2009 - Old Key West / Oct. 2009- Disneyland - Paradise Pier / May, 2010 - Bay Lake Tower & Beach Club Villas May 2011 - Hard Rock Hotel / Feb 2012 One More Disney Day (ASM)/ July, 2012 - Beach Club Villas (40th B-Day trip) / Nov. 2012 - Beach Club Villas


My One Disney Day AND MORE Trip Report
Our Drama-Filled May 2010 Bay Lake & Beach Club Trip Report
--- Our 4th of July, My Bday, 1st Time at OKW Trip Report
Our 2nd Time Home (BCV) Very Rainy May Trip Report --- First Time Coming Home to BCV Trip Report
Doin' Disney Holiday Style Trip Report
TigerLaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #17
Disney Princess
Member Since Day 1
I am just the "organized" one
 
Disney Princess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Back in Texas
Posts: 2,590

I remember reading your Leap Day TR, and I enjoyed it! I'm excited that I found this one. Your pictures are beautiful - please don't apologize for posting "more"! The color is so clear and bright - especially of the parade!
Disney Princess is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #18
TigerLaw
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: st. louis, MO usa
Posts: 1,462

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disney Princess View Post
I remember reading your Leap Day TR, and I enjoyed it! I'm excited that I found this one. Your pictures are beautiful - please don't apologize for posting "more"! The color is so clear and bright - especially of the parade!
thanks for the kind words - more is on the way!
__________________

Sept. 2000 - Caribbean Beach & All Star Movies / Nov. & Dec. 2001 - Caribbean Beach / July, 2002 - Dolphin (30th Birthday trip!) / Oct. 2002 - Polynesian / Sept. 2003 - Hard Rock Hotel & Beach Club / May, 2004 - Hard Rock Hotel / Nov. & Dec., 2004 - Hard Rock & Boardwalk Inn / Dec. 2005 - Disneyland 50th Anniversary trip at Grand Californian / Sept. 2006 - Beach Club / May 2007 - 4 Night cruise on Disney Wonder (our first cruise ever!) and 3 nights at WDW (Beach Club) / Fall, 2007 - Became owners at Beach Club Villas / Nov. & Dec. 2007 - Animal Kingdom Lodge (concierge level!) & Beach Club / Feb. 2008 - Hard Rock Hotel & Portofino Bay / Sept. 2008 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas (Our first time at our DVC home!) / May, 2009 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas / July, 2009 - Old Key West / Oct. 2009- Disneyland - Paradise Pier / May, 2010 - Bay Lake Tower & Beach Club Villas May 2011 - Hard Rock Hotel / Feb 2012 One More Disney Day (ASM)/ July, 2012 - Beach Club Villas (40th B-Day trip) / Nov. 2012 - Beach Club Villas


My One Disney Day AND MORE Trip Report
Our Drama-Filled May 2010 Bay Lake & Beach Club Trip Report
--- Our 4th of July, My Bday, 1st Time at OKW Trip Report
Our 2nd Time Home (BCV) Very Rainy May Trip Report --- First Time Coming Home to BCV Trip Report
Doin' Disney Holiday Style Trip Report
TigerLaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 03:41 PM   #19
TigerLaw
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: st. louis, MO usa
Posts: 1,462

Thursday, July 5th

Parks Visited: Magic Kingdom and Epcot
Dining: Wolfgang Puckís Express (lunch) and Via Napoli (dinner)


Thursday morning we drove over to MK for morning extra magic hours. We ended up parking in the first row of cars, so I thought maybe it would be a slow day, but turned out it was just everyone else was using Disney transportation (Melissa hates the buses).



Once the park opened, we headed into fantasyland and did most of the rides - peter pan, pooh and dumbo with little to no waits.



Signs, signs, everywhere thereís signs!


Can you ever have enough Pooh?!?


My cutie!

Once I got done showing Melissa around the new circus-land, we walked around a bit and headed over for the 9am rope drop into adventureland.






Turned out Splash was down all morning, so of course, Big Thunder was a zoo!

I still got us fastpasses for Big Thunder before we rode it twice back to back. Then after heading over to ride Pirates, I saw on the parks app that Splash was still down, so I headed back over there to get us fastpasses for later (just in case it opened). From there, we rode one of my favorites (Melissa, not so much) the classic Jungle Cruise.



Our next stop was the Haunted Mansion, which we were able to ride twice with no waits. Finally, we used our Big Thunder fastpasses, but couldnít use the Splash FPs, as the ride was STILL DOWN!

By this time, it was getting HOT and we still wanted to get over to Downtown Disney, so we left the park and headed over to DTD. We had lunch at Wolfgang Puckís place next to the Xmas shop and loved it! We had always written the place off before for some reason, but will be in our food rotation for the foreseeable future. I got a turkey melt and Melissa had the club sandwich. I was eyeing the pizzas, since we were having pizza that night in Epcot, I passed. After lunch we got some ornaments at the xmas shop (we have a disney-themed tree), looked around art of disney and world of disney before coming back to the Villas to hit up the (supposedly) quiet pool for some veg time!



COMING UP - WE DRINK (AND STUMBLE) AROUND THE WORLD
__________________

Sept. 2000 - Caribbean Beach & All Star Movies / Nov. & Dec. 2001 - Caribbean Beach / July, 2002 - Dolphin (30th Birthday trip!) / Oct. 2002 - Polynesian / Sept. 2003 - Hard Rock Hotel & Beach Club / May, 2004 - Hard Rock Hotel / Nov. & Dec., 2004 - Hard Rock & Boardwalk Inn / Dec. 2005 - Disneyland 50th Anniversary trip at Grand Californian / Sept. 2006 - Beach Club / May 2007 - 4 Night cruise on Disney Wonder (our first cruise ever!) and 3 nights at WDW (Beach Club) / Fall, 2007 - Became owners at Beach Club Villas / Nov. & Dec. 2007 - Animal Kingdom Lodge (concierge level!) & Beach Club / Feb. 2008 - Hard Rock Hotel & Portofino Bay / Sept. 2008 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas (Our first time at our DVC home!) / May, 2009 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas / July, 2009 - Old Key West / Oct. 2009- Disneyland - Paradise Pier / May, 2010 - Bay Lake Tower & Beach Club Villas May 2011 - Hard Rock Hotel / Feb 2012 One More Disney Day (ASM)/ July, 2012 - Beach Club Villas (40th B-Day trip) / Nov. 2012 - Beach Club Villas


My One Disney Day AND MORE Trip Report
Our Drama-Filled May 2010 Bay Lake & Beach Club Trip Report
--- Our 4th of July, My Bday, 1st Time at OKW Trip Report
Our 2nd Time Home (BCV) Very Rainy May Trip Report --- First Time Coming Home to BCV Trip Report
Doin' Disney Holiday Style Trip Report
TigerLaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #20
TigerLaw
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: st. louis, MO usa
Posts: 1,462

For dinner, we headed back into Epcot and had our first meal at Via Napoli. We split a pizza (I had my usual sausage and pepperoni and Melissa had a marguerite pizza). We highly enjoyed the meal - great food, great room, and a great waitress. From there we did started our drink around the world efforts with a beer from Italy.



By the time we had downed the beer, we headed into China,


where we got another beer:




God there is something wrong with this picture!

Next, we headed into the Mexican pyramid and killed some time, even riding the Gran Fiesta Tour despite the fact that it had an actual line (something we had never seen before) Once we got done finding Donald, we got a Dos Equis from the redesigned Cantina



Continuing on, we decided to go see Captain Eo, only I forgot that the lesser attractions in Future World close early, so we walked over there for nothing. Eventually, we made it over to Impressions de France, which we both really like. After the movie, we settled in to watch Illuminations, but of course not before I got us some Grand Mariner slushies!



COMING UP - TIME TO SOAR!
__________________

Sept. 2000 - Caribbean Beach & All Star Movies / Nov. & Dec. 2001 - Caribbean Beach / July, 2002 - Dolphin (30th Birthday trip!) / Oct. 2002 - Polynesian / Sept. 2003 - Hard Rock Hotel & Beach Club / May, 2004 - Hard Rock Hotel / Nov. & Dec., 2004 - Hard Rock & Boardwalk Inn / Dec. 2005 - Disneyland 50th Anniversary trip at Grand Californian / Sept. 2006 - Beach Club / May 2007 - 4 Night cruise on Disney Wonder (our first cruise ever!) and 3 nights at WDW (Beach Club) / Fall, 2007 - Became owners at Beach Club Villas / Nov. & Dec. 2007 - Animal Kingdom Lodge (concierge level!) & Beach Club / Feb. 2008 - Hard Rock Hotel & Portofino Bay / Sept. 2008 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas (Our first time at our DVC home!) / May, 2009 - Polynesian & Beach Club Villas / July, 2009 - Old Key West / Oct. 2009- Disneyland - Paradise Pier / May, 2010 - Bay Lake Tower & Beach Club Villas May 2011 - Hard Rock Hotel / Feb 2012 One More Disney Day (ASM)/ July, 2012 - Beach Club Villas (40th B-Day trip) / Nov. 2012 - Beach Club Villas


My One Disney Day AND MORE Trip Report
Our Drama-Filled May 2010 Bay Lake & Beach Club Trip Report
--- Our 4th of July, My Bday, 1st Time at OKW Trip Report
Our 2nd Time Home (BCV) Very Rainy May Trip Report --- First Time Coming Home to BCV Trip Report
Doin' Disney Holiday Style Trip Report
TigerLaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 10:03 PM   #21
Chellymouse
Dis Veteran
 
Chellymouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Posts: 2,546

Hey Tigerlaw!! Happy Belated Birthday! I think I'm going to demand a trip to WDW for my 40th which thankfully is still a few years off! Looks like you've had a great trip so far minus the horrible heat and daily thunderstorms. We were lucky in June with lower than average temps and only a couple of rainy periods. Can't wait for the next installment!
__________________
[IMG]
Chellymouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #22
nolanboys
DIS Veteran
 
nolanboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 1,692

Love all the pictures. We are heading down in 10 days to celebrate my 40th as well with my birthday dinner at California Grill. We've been there twice before, but this will be the first time for our boys. They (and I) are super excited!
__________________
DWDH:DS(14)DS(14)D S(12)DS(9)
nolanboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.