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Old 03-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #721
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Hi Alison, I'm so sorry to read about Sunny she was blessed to have such wonderful parents.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:54 PM   #722
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I'm definitely curious about POTC in DL now.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:17 PM   #723
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I agree that Pirates of the Caribbean is so much better at Disneyland and I can't wait to ride it again in May. That Dole Whip Float looks so tempting. I wish I could have one of those right now. What a shame that you just missed the parade.

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:03 PM   #724
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Great update. Dole Float. I also think Disneyland's POTC is so much better than WDW's. WDW's Splash is superior. Disneyland's Space and IASW also beat WDW's. BTMRR seems the same to me.
I haven't been on Splash since the previous time I rode Pirates. Just not a fan of getting wet. Long time for BTMRR, but I totally agree with you on Space and IASW. I like our Soarin' better, but WDW's ToT. I like our Train better because of the Grand Canyon and Primeval World. I like our HM better too.

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Thanks, she was such a great kitty. Hard to fill her tiny shoes.

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I'm definitely curious about POTC in DL now.
As you can see with Jenny and I we are definitely opinionated! There's lot of things you should be curious about there. Our RSR is definitely better than WDW's!








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I agree that Pirates of the Caribbean is so much better at Disneyland and I can't wait to ride it again in May. That Dole Whip Float looks so tempting. I wish I could have one of those right now. What a shame that you just missed the parade.

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I never even knew they existed until I got on Disney forums and everyone raved about them. The good thing is that they are dairy free, and it seems now every time I eat ice cream I go into a food coma and want to

I was bummed mainly because we waited all that time, and if the lady hadn't come by and told us it was going to be so long, we would have stayed the 10 minutes for the parade. No biggie, I'm not a football fan. I didn't even watch the game! It just seemed kind of neat to watch it since I was in the right place at the right time.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #725
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By the time that we were finally in the room with scooters charging, it was after3PM, probably close to 4PM. While waiting for the parade, we had talked about the idea of going to DTD. However, once we got to the room, the bed was calling to Fran, “Time for a nap….” And the bed won.

With Fran sleeping, I sat in the front room working on the TR until it was time to leave for our Dinner Reservation. I was lucky that tonight we were going to another monorail resort, so the scooter could happily charge all night until morning. However before leaving I did admire this beautiful sunset.







Now I had a specific goal for this night and one of the reasons, I didn’t want our ADR to be too late, was that I learned from Lisa (are you still out there?), that there are a finite number of these babies each day, and it sucks if the person before you gets the last one! I stepped up to the bar.



I placed my order.



And here it is, a thing of beauty and taste!



I am happy!



The place was somewhat crowded.



It didn’t take long for our buzzer to ring and soon we were being led to our table past the place where they cook the meats, little did I know…



I was a little disappointed in ‘Ohana this time. When we ate there in 2011, it was definitely in my top favorites that I wanted to return to. Now, I’ll go back sometime, but I’m not rushing to do so. The bread was OK, but I wasn’t wild about it on my last trip either.



The salad was OK. Sorry about the blurry pictures it was very dark in there and I didn't want to use the flash.



What was disappointing was that whereas last time, there were three dipping sauces, now there was only one.





The potstickers and wings were certainly tasty, but I remembered them being better. The noodles were pretty good.



The biggest disappointment was that all the meat was pretty much overcooked. No mooing going on here. All of you with husbands that like their meat well done would have had happy husbands!





One thing that was not disappointing was the Bananas Foster bread pudding. Here are the before and after pictures.





Fran wanted to take a look around the Poly, I was in a dairy coma. I really should learn that I shouldn’t eat ice cream, especially if I have had a couple drinks. It just knocks me out and I am history. We found a bench and I literally fell asleep on the bench. Fran found the Wyland gallery there and when she came back to wake me she reminded me of how dangerous it was to let her go unsupervised in an art gallery. Luckily she didn’t do any damage, so we boarded the monorail and headed back to our room. I barely even remember getting back there. I think she stopped at the Contemporary gift shop and I just went right back to the Villa and passed out, another fun Disney day!
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I love the look of the Lapu Lapu. That would definitely tempt me to put it on my list of drinks to try. I might not drink a lot of alcohol but when I do, it has to look real pretty.

I've never eaten at Ohanas and so the food looks good to me. Sorry you were disappointed with it.

Lovely, lovely sunset pictures.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:48 PM   #727
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The sunset photos are gorgeous. We have never been to 'Ohana for dinner. Is it very noisy?

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:28 AM   #728
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I'm sorry dinner wasn't the best. The only time I've been to Ohana was for breakfast. Fran's comment about shopping is too cute.

I agree, beautiful sunset pictures!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:38 PM   #729
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Lovely sunset pics. We haven't eaten at O'hana's, but DH would be happy the meat wasn't mooing, me on the other hand would be sad.
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Oh the divine Lapu Lapu - I love that I need two hands to hold it !!

Shame 'Ohana wasn't so great for you both but it sounds like the dessert helped to make up for it !
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:32 AM   #731
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I love those monorail pictures at sunset!
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Sorry the food was not wonderful, that is a disappointment.

That is one drink that will never make my list of things to try, I am allergic to Pineapple....

The pictures were lovely, and I was thinking that you let Fran go shopping while you slept, that it could have turned dangerous... All of those paintings are beautiful.
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Very nice photos of the sunset with the monorails. That will be something that I will enjoy every time if I ever stay at BLT.

Very nice update.
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I actually don't mind POTC at MK. I feel like the boats get so backed up at DL and that we're always going sooo sllloooow through the pirate ship battle room. The queue is much better at POTC too.

I absolutely love the sunset photos of the monorail. Great job!

Gasp! I had the lapu lapu too on this trip (if I can ever get to it on my TR that is ) DELICIOUS wasn't it!? I'll definitely be getting it again in the future.

What a bummer about dinner. Glad the dessert made up for it though!
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I love the look of the Lapu Lapu. That would definitely tempt me to put it on my list of drinks to try. I might not drink a lot of alcohol but when I do, it has to look real pretty.

I've never eaten at Ohanas and so the food looks good to me. Sorry you were disappointed with it.

Lovely, lovely sunset pictures.
Thanks about the sunset pictures.

My drinks just have to taste good! No beauty requirements here! But I DID want to get it in the pineapple. When they run out, you can still order them in a cup, but what's the fun in that? I just wish the meat wasn't quite so cooked.

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The sunset photos are gorgeous. We have never been to 'Ohana for dinner. Is it very noisy?

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I'm glad you like the sunset photos.

It was a little noisy, they do this little pageant with the kids and have them dance and do a little parade, otherwise it wasn't louder than anywhere else.

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I'm sorry dinner wasn't the best. The only time I've been to Ohana was for breakfast. Fran's comment about shopping is too cute.

I agree, beautiful sunset pictures!
Me too. We'll be back again, but there's a lot of other places I will put ahead of that one on the list.

I'm glad the sunset pictures came out so nice.

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Lovely sunset pics. We haven't eaten at O'hana's, but DH would be happy the meat wasn't mooing, me on the other hand would be sad.
Thanks on the pics! It was still OK, I did end up leaving completely stuffed.

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Oh the divine Lapu Lapu - I love that I need two hands to hold it !!

Shame 'Ohana wasn't so great for you both but it sounds like the dessert helped to make up for it !
It was really tasty, I would get that again! The dessert did make up for the rest of it!

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Sorry the food was not wonderful, that is a disappointment.

That is one drink that will never make my list of things to try, I am allergic to Pineapple....

The pictures were lovely, and I was thinking that you let Fran go shopping while you slept, that it could have turned dangerous... All of those paintings are beautiful.
Sorry you are allergic, pineapple is one of my favorite flavors.

She ends up getting what she wants in the end, if it's really big she usually asks first.

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Very nice photos of the sunset with the monorails. That will be something that I will enjoy every time if I ever stay at BLT.

Very nice update.
Thank you, I waited a while to get those monorail shots just right! You would like BLT.

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I actually don't mind POTC at MK. I feel like the boats get so backed up at DL and that we're always going sooo sllloooow through the pirate ship battle room. The queue is much better at POTC too.

I absolutely love the sunset photos of the monorail. Great job!

Gasp! I had the lapu lapu too on this trip (if I can ever get to it on my TR that is ) DELICIOUS wasn't it!? I'll definitely be getting it again in the future.

What a bummer about dinner. Glad the dessert made up for it though!
I kind of like that the boats back up, makes the ride last longer!

Glad the sunset monorail photos were a hit! I loved the Lapu Lapu! I might want to go there just to get one of those! I had high hopes for the dinner based on last time. That dessert is awesome!
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