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Old 02-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #451
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That Ankole was quite clever!

Loving all the photos. Can't wait to try the 1BR in June, it looks fantastic!

Fran's idea is fantastic! Any excuse for more cruising is great in my book.
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Indian is the best and Saana was one of our favorite meals ever at WDW.

Glad Sunny is home.

I'm not sure how I feel about the Mac n Cheese hotdog.

Fran wants to end your WDW trips with a cruise? Spoiled! Jealous! I can't get Michael to go on even one cruise.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:07 AM   #453
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That's AWESOME!!!! I wish Pods felt that way!!! I am so bummed they are not coming to NYC next summer....we really want to do a year of easy- drive to the port and start the vacay asap. So we'll be trying out a new Norwegian ship, Breakaway. But....my 5th cruise is on NYE this year on the Fantasy, and I REALLY want cruise #6 so I can wear a gold lanyard! LMAO... I have some SERIOUS issues....
No we are with you on the issues, we want to get to Platinum so we can book what we want early and when we want. I'm bummed that I can only book one Palo Brunch, cause we already know we want a second!

I want to have Priority to book Remy, but we may not have it on our first or even second cruise. But first we have to book our first or second cruise!

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I am glad that Sunny is home with her family.

I loved the look of that Macaroni Cheese Hotdog. I wish I had known about this before my trip. I loved my lunch at Anandapur Local Foods Cafe, but I would have been all over this. Sanaa was a surprise hit with us and I am glad that you enjoyed it, too.

I had to laugh at the clever Ankole Cattle.

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We are glad to have her back, but would like the whole loose potty thing to become a thing of the past. The Mac and Cheese hot dog was OK. I much prefer the Mac & Cheese with Keilbasa that I am enjyoing now while writing the TR than the hot dog with Mac and Cheese. It was good though!

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So HAPPY to hear about Sunny! How is she doing today?

How was that Mac and Cheese hot dog?! The name makes it sound a little weird but the picture makes it actually look pretty tasty.

Ugh. Need to try Sanaa next time!
Like I said, it was good, but not OMG good!

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That Ankole was quite clever!

Loving all the photos. Can't wait to try the 1BR in June, it looks fantastic!

Fran's idea is fantastic! Any excuse for more cruising is great in my book.
We'll see if it comes to fruition she only wants to take trips that are less than 10 days, so we''l see.


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Indian is the best and Saana was one of our favorite meals ever at WDW.

Glad Sunny is home.

I'm not sure how I feel about the Mac n Cheese hotdog.

Fran wants to end your WDW trips with a cruise? Spoiled! Jealous! I can't get Michael to go on even one cruise.
We'll see how the whole cruise thing goes, may make our WDW trips too short to deal with!
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Catching up! What great news about Sunny. Hope the furbaby is all settled back to normal now.


Great updates. The food at Sanaa looks delicious. And I love all the animal shots. thanks for sharing.
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I'll be back later today with an update and to reply to everyone, but first some good news...

Sunny is coming home today!!!!!


I had booked a massage for me at 4:30PM, and the vet just called to say she can go home after 4PM. I'll have to pick her up after the massage, but Yay! My baby is coming home.
That is awesome news!

I have a massage booked for the 22nd.. Pre cruise!
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #456
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The animals are always more active earlier in the morning.



We've seen it a couple times too. You WILL make it back, once you stop planning so many cruises!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:52 PM   #457
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I got to the point that I don't want to go on a vacation anymore unless it involves a cruise. I was so close to just cancel our WDW vacation until we booked a cruise, too.

By the way, as Platinum Castaway Club member you can still only book one Palo Brunch and one Palo dinner ahead of time. Dinner however is complimentary. Our first cruise as Platinum Castaway Club members will be our Alaska cruise.

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Great updates, we really enjoyed Sanaa last year

I also had the vegetarian sampler and loved it

Glad to hear that Sunny is on the mend
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Catching up! What great news about Sunny. Hope the furbaby is all settled back to normal now.


Great updates. The food at Sanaa looks delicious. And I love all the animal shots. thanks for sharing.
It was delicious. About now, I could really use to be back there!

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That is awesome news!

I have a massage booked for the 22nd.. Pre cruise!
Very cool. You are almost there!

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I got to the point that I don't want to go on a vacation anymore unless it involves a cruise. I was so close to just cancel our WDW vacation until we booked a cruise, too.

By the way, as Platinum Castaway Club member you can still only book one Palo Brunch and one Palo dinner ahead of time. Dinner however is complimentary. Our first cruise as Platinum Castaway Club members will be our Alaska cruise.

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What we want is to get ourselves to Platinum so we will have priority on reserving Remy on the Dream and Fantasy. That's nice to know that Dinner is complimentary when you get to Platinum.

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Great updates, we really enjoyed Sanaa last year

I also had the vegetarian sampler and loved it

Glad to hear that Sunny is on the mend
I really liked Sanaa, hopefully I can convince Fran to do it again.
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We left off at the end of our first full day at Disney. Now that the rental car had been returned, we only had fun and enjoyment on the schedule!

We were up pretty early the next morning. In the last day we had set a pretty good plan for the next couple days, so I knew that this was one of the mornings that we needed to take advantage of a good hot breakfast. I cut up one of the melons for us.



And then cooked us each a plate of Bacon, eggs over easy and toast.



And then we were on our way to our destination. Again we lucked out with the buses, we got to the bus stop and the next bus was going to our destination. Not quite rope drop, but only 15 minutes late.



We headed directly for Soarin’ since that seems to be what everyone does when they get to Epcot. I found it quite interesting that they don’t call it “Soarin’ Over California” over here.







Once we got our FPs we decided to head to the next destination. The new Test Track.





We lucked out and the wait time was really short. The queue displayed all kinds of concept cars and other interesting displays.







This interactive display really did nothing except entertain the kids while they were waiting in line. Later it was used for designing your own concept car.



Eventually we got to the Design station.



I let Fran do the designing here.



This is how our car started out.



I didn’t take pictures of the entire design process, but we got to change all kinds of different things on the car, the shape of the top, the tires, the tail fins, the color and all kinds of stuff. Here is the efficiency of the vehicle we designed.



And this is the car



Fran was able to get in and out of the ride vehicle with no problem, and she had fun on the ride!



Here is the report on how our car did.



This is the stats on the top performing car of the day. Our overall score is only about 9% less than that one. We’re still in the “A” range.



Then they let you out into an entirely different sort of “gift shop”.



They also had a regular sort of gift shop, and Fran had some purchases that she wanted to make, so I left her there and went on to my next destination.
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Did you get anything (or any ideas) from that "gift shop"??? I've seen those cars. They are gorgeous!!!


Looks like a nice way to get on Test Track now with a bit more interactivity up-front.
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Did you get anything (or any ideas) from that "gift shop"??? I've seen those cars. They are gorgeous!!!
We sat in one of the cars and I almost fell asleep waiting for my kid to try his car out on all the extra stuff they offer at the end.

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Can't wait to get back to WDW and ride the new test Track. It was closed this past October and we definitely missed it.

Breakfast looks yum!
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Did you get anything (or any ideas) from that "gift shop"??? I've seen those cars. They are gorgeous!!!
Exactly what I was wondering too.
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Looks like a nice way to get on Test Track now with a bit more interactivity up-front.
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Exactly what I was wondering too.
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Can't wait to get back to WDW and ride the new test Track. It was closed this past October and we definitely missed it.

Breakfast looks yum!
I really liked the new Test Track, I never said anything about that. I liked that it was all High Tech and sort of a dark ride with all the neon.
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