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Old 02-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #121
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Calling it a night, will finish up tomorrow

Before I forget we had room 4547 if anyone gets the CR TPV bug
I have to laugh reading the CR TPV bug....I have had it for years, in fact just this am I priced both CRO ans BLT TPV out Again.............
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #122
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I HAVE to check out Babycakes...perhaps the first night we should do POR....hmmmm or if I add on a night
Oh Jeanette, you are always thinking, aren't you, lol!!!

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I have to laugh reading the CR TPV bug....I have had it for years, in fact just this am I priced both CRO ans BLT TPV out Again.............
I honestly think I am sold on CR or BLT for whenever we decide to return How did that quote look this morning???

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #123
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KOOK - just in case you forgot the view of Bay Lake from CR and BLT....

OMG! I think I have the bug now!! Love that view!
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So grocery shopping and laundry is on hold for a bit. I decided since I made it through 5 days of walking the parks with no pain or complications it was time to get back to the gym. I haven't been since my medical complication last fall. Between surgery and life stressors I managed to gain another 10 pounds, on top of the 20 extra I already had on me. Thankfully I didn't gain anymore at Disney so this morning is about me and everything else can wait!! (Including the trip report, lol)!!!

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Loved your trip report! So much fun to see what you guys ate. So, thumbs up from the kids on GF dining?
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #124
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Our last day we decided to have breakfast at The Wave again (after we got the truck loaded up). Today was Chef Tom and he wasn't the friendliest, the kids really loved Chef Dave from Wednesday night's dinner and Saturday morning's breakfast. His pancakes did not look as appetizing but the kids said they were pretty good.



I had the egg white frittata and it was yummy!



We then made our way back to AK for the safari we never made it on Saturday. It was still a bit cool so the animals were out in full force, even the baby elephant







We ended our day and trip at DHS. DS and DH went on ToT and Star Tours while DD and I went to see Beauty and the Beast, then we met up at the ABC commissary for lunch. I have to say this was our best QS experience with ordering GF meals. The manager took our order and then instead of stain ding and waiting at the counter forever, she handed us a pager to let us know when the GF food was ready! I honestly think all QS places should do this with the allergy orders. Sadly the it was time t head back to CR to head home, but first another stop at DTD for another box of Babycakes goodies to bring home

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:40 PM   #125
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Here are some photos taken in the CR:

Turn down service (even though we didn't request it), the kids grabbed the chocolates before I snapped the picture


The kids area in the lobby


The ballroom level....DS loves these couches and the fact the there are never people on this level


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Old 02-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #126
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Some final thoughts.....

CR is absolutely the perfect resort for us!!! It truly is a magical resort! DH even asked for the scent they use in the lobby because he loved it so much. I have a feeling this will be our go to resort, although we agreed that we would still love to try a 1BR at BLT. We all agreed that having Contempo Cafe and The Wave so convenient really help to make CR a standout for us. Having stayed at YC with its lack of QS options made us really appreciate the Contempo Cafe.

Dining GF in Disney is not hard, but it takes planning. With my picky eaters we couldn't just grab a quick breakfast or stop anywhere. Planning was key. It was nice that they had so many options and most if the chefs and managers were very nice.

We only had a monorail issue once when we were returning one night from Epcot, we never found out why they weren't loading the resort monorail at the TTC, but we just improvised and took the ferry from the TTC to MK then walked back to CR.

It was a great trip and so nice to get away! I am sad without another Disney trip planned, but feel very lucky that we got to go so many times recently. I know when the time is right we will return!

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:30 PM   #127
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Great report Melissa. Thank you for letting us share in your trip! And happy for your family that the food issues were well taken care of by Disney.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:11 AM   #128
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Oh Jeanette, you are always thinking, aren't you, lol!!!
I love my snacks

Melissa, awesome TR It really does seem like you've found a home resort Thank you so much for "taking us with you" You are A GF Heroine!!! Ahhh...The WDW GF Queen
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Melissa, thanks for the great TR and helping us feel we were along for the trip too...

How nice that you feel you have found your "home away from home" at the CR!

As Pas posted, you are the GF Queen!! your planning helped make it magical for your whole family.
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Wonderful TR! I am afraid to even mention CR to Bob as it is where he would pick to stay between the 3 Monorail Resorts.

Thanks for shareing your trip with us.
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Wonderful TR! I am afraid to even mention CR to Bob as it is where he would pick to stay between the 3 Monorail Resorts.

Thanks for shareing your trip with us.
Then "mums" the word Sheila.... you can always stop by for a visit and eat at the Wave or Contempo.... Melissa's food pix make it look so yummy!

Save CR for your next trip after your Poly paradise stay ....
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #132
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Calling it a night, will finish up tomorrow

Before I forget we had room 4547 if anyone gets the CR TPV bug
I already had the CR TPV bug, and you've made it worse. The only problem now is, the DSs have the SAB bug and the DH refuses to do a split stay.
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Melissa, the thread needs that Atrium Club photo - I know you don't mind

That duvet cover is different from 2010. I wonder when the 'circles' appeared. BTW, turn-down is automatic when staying at any CL or when staying at the GF, so you don't ever have to request it.

I can't believe this whole time you've been hiding out in Boca - we've probably crossed paths at Mizner, Gumbo Limbo or Town Center!

Thanks for your great TR and for letting us all go on vacation with you
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Melissa, the thread needs that Atrium Club photo - I know you don't mind

That duvet cover is different from 2010. I wonder when the 'circles' appeared. BTW, turn-down is automatic when staying at any CL or when staying at the GF, so you don't ever have to request it.

I can't believe this whole time you've been hiding out in Boca - we've probably crossed paths at Mizner, Gumbo Limbo or Town Center!

Thanks for your great TR and for letting us all go on vacation with you
I just looked back at my December pictures, no circles on the duvet, so it was a recent change.

I was surprised with the turn down service because we weren't CL this time. It was only a couple of nights, not all of them, do I dont think its the norm at CR yet.

Too funny, I am sure we have crossed paths at some point

Oh and that wasn't a pic of the Atrium lounge, it was the couches on the ballroom level, just up the escalators from the lobby.
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I already had the CR TPV bug, and you've made it worse. The only problem now is, the DSs have the SAB bug and the DH refuses to do a split stay.

I know, it is hard when BC/YC has SAB. We only spent a few hours at SAB when we were there, and my kids would gladly give it up for CR.
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