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Old 02-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #91
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I'm here!!!

Franklin's pictures of BoG are amazing! I think they are better than the one's Disney has released! I cannot wait to eat there next month...I think that soup will be on my list as well. Yummm!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #92
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I know, I can't wait! We leave on Wednesday and I'm planning in finishing up our packing today

My sister is doing the Disney College Program, so my husband and I are heading down to visit her. We're trying a few new restaurants (Citricos, BOG, Mama Melroses is new to my hubs), and hitting the parks hard, as we've been a bit relaxed on our recent trips, ha!
Looks like you guys are just about to leave for your trip. You are going to have so much fun with new things to try.


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Wow! Be Our Guest looks amazing!!! The decor, the food! I haven't checked out a menu yet, but I think I am going to go do that now. I love French onion soup, so that is always a good start.

Sounds very well organized with the food delivery. I'm guessing that you don't have help with seating- or you don't need it- to find an empty table? How did the other two rooms look?

Beautiful pictures!

Thanks for the sneak peak of the GFV and the mine coaster. Any idea how intense it will be? Great Goofini gentle? BTM excitement? Space Mtn terror?
It is open seating at BOG for lunch, so no help. There are plenty CMs walking around, making sure everything runs smoothly. The ballroom seemed pretty packed. But the Rose Gallery was empty, by comparison. My photo has maybe 5 families in the Rose Gallery.

More info on the Mine Coaster will be in a later chapter...
Stay tuned!


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I'm here!!!

Franklin's pictures of BoG are amazing! I think they are better than the one's Disney has released! I cannot wait to eat there next month...I think that soup will be on my list as well. Yummm!
Thank you so much! I was agonizing over my lens choice for this. I couldn't make up my mind.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:54 AM   #93
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I know, I can't wait! We leave on Wednesday and I'm planning in finishing up our packing today

My sister is doing the Disney College Program, so my husband and I are heading down to visit her. We're trying a few new restaurants (Citricos, BOG, Mama Melroses is new to my hubs), and hitting the parks hard, as we've been a bit relaxed on our recent trips, ha!

You're probably on your way already, but have a WONDERFUL trip. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!


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I absolutely love your idea of putting different credit cards on your KTTW cards. Brilliant!!!

Wow! Be Our Guest looks amazing!!! The decor, the food! I haven't checked out a menu yet, but I think I am going to go do that now. I love French onion soup, so that is always a good start.

Sounds very well organized with the food delivery. I'm guessing that you don't have help with seating- or you don't need it- to find an empty table? How did the other two rooms look?

Beautiful pictures!
The food is so good at BOG, it's really hard to believe you're eating in Magic Kingdom. Everything felt very organized once you ordered. The thing is, I can't figure out how there will ever not be a line to get in at lunch. They seem to have plenty of kiosks for ordering, but even with all of them in use, it still took a while to get there. I can't imagine there ever being such a dramatic drop-off in people wanting to eat there that the line outside goes away.

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Thanks for the sneak peak of the GFV and the mine coaster. Any idea how intense it will be? Great Goofini gentle? BTM excitement? Space Mtn terror?
We have your answer, but you're just going to have to wait until the chapter for our Dining With an Imagineer lunch!

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I'm here!!!

Franklin's pictures of BoG are amazing! I think they are better than the one's Disney has released! I cannot wait to eat there next month...I think that soup will be on my list as well. Yummm!
Yay! Glad to see you over here. I didn't even get to use all of Frankin's BOG photos, darn 25-photo limit!

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It is open seating at BOG for lunch, so no help. There are plenty CMs walking around, making sure everything runs smoothly. The ballroom seemed pretty packed. But the Rose Gallery was empty, by comparison. My photo has maybe 5 families in the Rose Gallery.

More info on the Mine Coaster will be in a later chapter...
Stay tuned!




Thank you so much! I was agonizing over my lens choice for this. I couldn't make up my mind.
Wow, when Franklin beats me to responses, I know I've fallen behind.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #94
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Terrific report - wonderful writing and beautiful photos. I can't wait for the next installment! In the meantime I'll catch up on your prior reports. This one's making me super excited to go to Be Our Guest in June for dinner! Thanks so much for writing.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:42 PM   #95
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Your pictures are amazing!! Can't wait for more!
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #98
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Terrific report - wonderful writing and beautiful photos. I can't wait for the next installment! In the meantime I'll catch up on your prior reports. This one's making me super excited to go to Be Our Guest in June for dinner! Thanks so much for writing.
Thank you! Lots of previous reports to keep you busy. I'm glad you're going to get to try Be Our Guest, it is amazing!

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Thanks! Franklin is quite the photographer, it's always so much fun to go through the photos after a trip.

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Welcome to this report! I am so far behind on reading trip reports, but I promise I'm going to catch up on yours soon!

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Wow, when Franklin beats me to responses, I know I've fallen behind.
Well, you have just a few things going on at the moment...
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Well, you have just a few things going on at the moment...
Just a few...
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A Quick Cruise before Moving In -- Part 1

We last left off with a truly FABULOUS lunch at Be Our Guest. So here we were, at Magic Kingdom in the middle of the afternoon on the busiest day of the week. Which ride would we kick off our trip with? Only a Disney classic that happens to be one of my favorites...





Let’s take a spin around Tomorrowland, shall we?





After our cruise through the future. I grabbed one of my favorite Disney treats, a frozen Coke for our walk out of the park.



Another view of the castle, you can never have too many, right?



We took our time wandering up Main Street, stopping to look at all the details and really just enjoying being in the park.













As part of the Limited Time Magic promotion, the previous few days had been dubbed “Long Lost Friends week.” We got to the front of the just as the latest round had ended, but we did get to see two of our favorite long lost ducks march off.





We thought about sticking around for the next set, but the lines at all the stations were already fairly wrong. Plus, we were anxious to get back to the resort and move into our room.
We hopped on the monorail...



… to get back to the TTC.

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A Quick Cruise before Moving In -- Part 2

We drove back to Boardwalk and took a minute to take in the beautiful lobby.







I went up to the front desk to find out what our room number was since we never received the text message that our room was ready.



Seriously, how beautiful is this resort? Between the architecture and all the whimsical decor, it always takes my breath away.



We strolled past Dundy’s Sundries, and I quickly began drooling over the Boardwalk merchandise. I’d be back. Oh yes, I’d be back.



We continued through the villas side of the building.



We reached our destination, villa 2031!







Everything in the villa was sparkling clean, including the kitchenette. We even remarked that we liked the layout of the kitchenette at BW better than the one we had at Animal Kingdom Villas back in October.



Plenty of room for all our stuff on the vanity, too!



Part of the reason people always comment that the DVC rooms need to be redone is because they think the bedspreads (which are admittedly hideous) need to be replaced.



Well good news! They will be yanking the bedspreads out of every DVC room and replacing them with fluffy white duvets like you find at the deluxe resorts. The turnover is supposed to be complete by the end of 2013. I can’t wait to see how amazing the villas will look with more modern bedding!



We had gotten a dedicated studio, so there was no connecting door and an added deacon’s bench.









And we had a familiar friend waiting for us on the bed, a towel Mickey!



And here was our stunning view of the Boardwalk! I was madly and completely in love with it.



If you want to explore this photo more, Franklin created a zoomable photo here.

We called for all our bags and settled into the room. I also took a seat on the bed and watched Stacy’s Must-Dos a couple of times through before it was time to get ready for dinner. That’s where we’ll leave it for now, but coming up is a first trip to a restaurant I’d been dying to try and I’ll give you a spoiler, it doesn’t disappoint!
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The TTA is always our go-to attraction in MK on a super crowded afternoon. Such a nice relaxing ride, and all three of us enjoy it so much!

I love that little side street! The little shops are all so cute, and it is so quiet and calm there compared to all of the activity on Main Street. Franklin captured it beautifully!

The studio at Boardwalk looks like a great spot to spend a few days. That view isn't half bad either!
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Yay an update! Thank you! Love seeing the BWV pic as we'll be checking in there in just 50 days!
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I love the picture of you guys on the people mover! Beautiful room pictures too! Wow!!
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