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Old 11-09-2012, 08:16 AM   #106
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Booking Today!

The day has finally arrived that this trip will no longer but a dream but actually will be reality.

I'm booking today!!! We use a travel agent and I'll be calling her after work to put down our deposit! I'm so excited!!

I've also been shopping the after Halloween sales and I managed to get DD a Minnie Mouse and a Cinderella costume for less than $10 for both. Here's her as grumpy Minnie

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #107
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Awww. Her royal grumpiness looks so cute.

So glad you have your deposit down.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #108
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Congrats on booking...

Grumpy Mouse is adorable~ LOL

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #109
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Sorry I've been MIA. I've been in California and only got back today. So I'm catching up on my threads.


YAY for booking!!! And your grumpy minnie is so adorable!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #110
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Thanks everyone! She likes the Cinderella costume better because it isn't itchy. It's a little big right now, but it will fit great in 11 months!

I'm so excited that we've booked. It's real now! Alas, DH is already sick of the Disney talk
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:41 AM   #111
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Yay! For booking and awesome score on the costumes! I looked and looked for good deals....but it is hard to find Disney boy costumes. They always have tons of princess stuff, but not much for my little guy I actually drove 2 hours one way to our nearest Disney store the weekend after Halloween to see what I could find and they didn't have anything. Not even cute little fall ear hats Love her grumpy face! Still cute when she's grumpy
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #112
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Thanks solana131 - we actually saw a Woody costume at Walmart and DD wanted it but it was only a 2T. She was bummed she couldn't have it.

But that was pretty much the only Disney boy's costume I saw. Unless you count the Star Wars costumes

Here's a picture of her in the Cindy dress - it's a little big

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #113
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Things have been busy as we approached the holidays. We spent Thanksgiving with my aunt, uncle, cousins and their kids in GA and it was very nice.

Halloween is my favorite holiday so I just took down my Halloween stuff yesterday since we got our tree yesterday. I told DD that the next time we took out the Halloween stuff it would almost be time to go to Disney World!

Here's a few pictures of DD and our Christmas tree!



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Christmas!


Love the tree. Looks like you all had fun decorating it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #115
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Musings on ADR's and Food

Now that we are booked, I'm trying to start to figure out a plan for each day. We aren't touring plans people but we do figure out what park for what day and do the ADR thing. We are going to use the Dining

DD is not a super picky eater. She will eat a variety of things and will attempt to try new things, especially if they are on mommy or daddy's plate. Though if she had a choice, she'd eat hot dogs and chicken nuggets everyday.

So I know that I want to do Chef Mickey's for dinner on our arrival day. MK day we will be doing Crystal Palace and DHS we will be doing 50's Prime Time Cafe (DH's favorite). AK day we aren't going to do TS at the parks.

So we have a couple of days in there where we can eat elsewhere, like the resorts. My favorite meal for our honeymoon was Ohana - the food was great, the view was amazing and we got to see Wishes.

But I'm not sure how much DD would like it and I'm not sure if I want to try something different. We will have one TS meal besides, so we could try a different place another day.

Beyond that, I don't have much of a plan yet. I need to try and figure out what day would be the mostly likely day that MNSSHP would happen and then go from there.

Here's a picture of DD at Denny's the other day. We love their Hobbit inspired menu.

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Good set of ADRs.

Tusker House at AK is good for breakfast. Might be worth considering.
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Your ADRs sound perfect - very similar to what we plan to do.

I highly recommend breakfast at Tusker House... their stuffed banana bread pudding with vanilla sauce is TDF!

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 AM   #118
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I've heard mixed things about AK TS places - which is why we are probably going to skip in favor of eating elsewhere. AK is a half day park for us anyway.
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Your ADRs sound good. I too am not a touring plan type person, but I like to set a rough schedule for what park on what day etc.

Maybe try Kona. You can still get the Poly atmosphere...and they have mickey shaped ravioli for the kids menu! The bread alone is enough to keep me coming back! Then you can go down to the beach and watch Wishes.

Via Napoli and Boma are two more of my favorites. Boma would be a good choice for your AK day since you are over that way anyway. Don't let the "African" inspired menu scare you, there are plenty of mellow choices. And they have a whole section devoted to regular american kids stuff. Yum yum yum! I can't wait to go back and eat. I swear, I could spend every day at MK until noon then just eat the rest of the day
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #120
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Meeting Santa

One of the things we aren't sure about is how DD will react to the characters at Disney, but I'm feeling hopeful that she won't be too shy about it.

About a month ago a new McDonald's opened up near our house. They had opening specials and they had Ronald McDonald there to meet and greet. DD wasn't quite sure about Ronald, but the guy was super friendly and she couldn't stop watching him. She also picked seats that were close to where he was. She gave him a high five and she was delighted when he did the quarter behind your ear magic trick.

I thought this was great and hope that she'll be friendly with the Disney characters. Now, today is family dinner night at a local grocery store / cafe and they had special activities plus pictures with Santa. DD has never sat on Santa's lap or stood for pictures without mommy or daddy there. But tonight she went up to him, sat on his lap and told him what she wanted for Christmas.



So hopefully she'll be as un-shy with Mickey Mouse and the others.

She also got a balloon sword and she got her face painted (it's hard to see, but it's a pink heart). It was a fun evening because we also got to see some friends as well.

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