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Old 06-26-2013, 12:17 PM   #1516
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I cannot wait to see the decorations in December.
IASW is such a fave of mine. Great memories of when I was a kid. POTC also.
Looks like BBB was a success.
The pics of the 3 girls are great.
I will admit I am not a fan of ĎOhana. I think I am the only one. LOL
Kona is delicious for breakfast and dinner.
Main Street does look gorgeous decorated.
You will love it. Pictures do not do it justice. It's amazing.
BBB was a success and great fun for the kids.
I am glad I am not theo nly one who doesn't think 'Ohanas is fabulous. A couple of friends told me I was crazy when I told them we didn't care for it that much.
I do want to try Kona.

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I want to try Ohana. I think it would be fun. I know Corey would enjoy the food, and I mightÖ The bread is disappointing though. I'm so weird about coconut. I LOVE German Chocolate cake with the pecan coconut icing, but that's about it. Anything else Coconut is a no-go for me! I need to add that to my list of options though!
It was just OK. I won't be rushing back, but many people love it, so I do suggest giving it a try. I don't like german chocolare cake at all. I am not a fan of chocolate cake either ...except at Disney. I love it there. LOL

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How Brave Claire was to sing Karaoke! Kadence loved her song choice of Zippity Doo Da! That was Kadence's recital song 2 years ago.

I was shocked she sang. That is so unlike her.

It's nice that you guys are such night owls! You got some amazing shots with the lights and such. I'd a been sleeping in one of the lounge chairs.

It might be just fun to sleep in a lounge.

I want to try para sailing! I seen your shots and now Janet's, and it looks like a fun time! Someday, maybe just maybe I can sell my organs or something and squeeze in a cruise with my next Disney trip in 2 years.

I need to start selling organs too. Crusing is addicting.

Castaway Cay, looks so peaceful and nice. I'd love to lay in the shade and relax. I can't wait to show Kadence the snorkling pics, she's going freak! She's in awe of Claire for doing it.
Claire has been talking about doing "real" snorkeling lately. I told her next cruise we will do it....Watch our next cruise will be Alaska. LOL

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I hate to hear that you guys weren't blown away by Ohana. We love it there but I do agree that the sauces on the side were weird. I don't like the flavors at all. But, having said that, I didn't even notice that there were sauces already on the meat.
Yes the meat had sauce on it and not tasty at all. LOL But you like more flavors to things beingfrom the south, so you probably didn't notice it so much. Just like I love peel and eat shrimp, just boiled, but you thought it was plain and needed spices.

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What a beautiful and fun day at Castaway Cay! Love the Jet Sking. I wish I could do that sometime.

I love all the artistic pictures. It's pretty neat how one picture can change just by focus.
Jet skiing is something I would like to do again as well. I was doing a fake trip quote recently...as there is one I hope goes down in price in the future ...and i looked at excursions and it had horseback riding along the beach ..of course with gorgeous pictures. I thought boy that would be great. Of course the age limit is 12 and older.

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We felt the same way about Ohana, not bad just meh. Probably wont go there for while, too many other places we'd like to try.

I really love the look of the icicle castle, it is so awesome.
Yay! Another one who doesn't think I am crazy about 'Ohanas. Yes, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't really to my liking. and we do have so many places to try and so many other favorites, so we'll just leave that open for those who like it.
The castle lit up like that is just gorgeous.

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How Awesome! They must have had the giggles knowing they were going to pull that off for you all! He makes a great pirate!

I know. They really kept that secret well.


Now that is a cute pirate! Love her costume.

Isn't she sweet?

Those are so nice, what a great memory you have of the trip.
It is great to have this memory and how often do you have a family pirate picture.

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Well ,yes, yes I am.

LOVE her dress! Perfect for the cruise. I remember when my Sammy had a little baby sailor dress, she was so cute. Then she grew up.....

Do not allow Claire to grow any more! I've put my foot down with Kadence, but I think she's growing behind my back.

I keep telling Claire to stop growing and she is doing it behind my back too. I really want her to stop as well so she can wear these outfits on another cruise yet ...whenever that may be.

The end of your cruise! I know it was short one, but its seemed like you guys packed a lot of stuff in! At least you are headed back to WDW, not home!
I know this was really a long trip with Disney and a cruise, but I swear i always felt rushed like I didn't have enough time to get everything in I wanted to do. More so at Disney than on the cruise. I used to think 7 days at Disney would be such a lot of time and it still doesn't seem like enough.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:43 PM   #1517
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I am sorry that you did not really like 'Ohana. We have never been for dinner, but have done breakfast, which was not wonderful either. The best thing was the juice and of course getting to meet Stitch. Kona Cafe on the other hand is amazing. We had breakfast and lunch there over the years and both were delicious.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #1518
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The castle at Christmas is probably my most favourite site in the World. Will never forget the first time I saw it lit up for myself
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #1519
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I am sorry that you did not really like 'Ohana. We have never been for dinner, but have done breakfast, which was not wonderful either. The best thing was the juice and of course getting to meet Stitch. Kona Cafe on the other hand is amazing. We had breakfast and lunch there over the years and both were delicious.

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We did breakfast on our last day and I agree it is better, but still not a hot spot for us either. I do need to try Kona.

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Old 06-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #1520
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Jen - I am not totally caught up yet, but I have to say that the BBB photos of your nieces and Claire are just amazing. Between yours and the PP pics, they are all simply stunning!

Claire looks beautiful and Abby is just too cute for words. All three girls look fabulous.

Loved your morning at HS and your ice cream (healthy option) lunch at Beaches n Cream. I still haven't eaten there and I've just crossed my 18th trip off the list. Next time!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:51 PM   #1521
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Jen - I am not totally caught up yet, but I have to say that the BBB photos of your nieces and Claire are just amazing. Between yours and the PP pics, they are all simply stunning!

Claire looks beautiful and Abby is just too cute for words. All three girls look fabulous.

Loved your morning at HS and your ice cream (healthy option) lunch at Beaches n Cream. I still haven't eaten there and I've just crossed my 18th trip off the list. Next time!
Thanks. I have been behind on many TR's too lately. Only on Dis here and there the last few days.

We had a good time and a lot of fun with the girls
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:26 AM   #1522
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Hey Jen! Just found this trip report! It's been a while since I've read any on disboards, but I'm ready to catch up

That reeses cheesecake looked so yummy! My husband would probably devour it

I understand your pain with having to sleep with your kid who is all over the bed! Cady is the same way. It's funny because she's been like that since she was a newborn. Her crib looks like a hurricane hit it in the morning. Thankfully she doesn't sleep with us like she used to!

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #1523
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Cady saw a pic of Claire and said she looked like Alice in Wonderland. How cute

I tried the zebra domes on the buffet as Boma. They were incredbly too sweet for me, so I guess I'm in the dislike category! I did love the chocolate mousse bonbons off the buffet. I could eat 10 of those

Agree with you about the deluxe fast food service. They're all way too small and the choices aren't very appetizing looking. We were gonna eat at the fast service at Polynesian last trip, but after checking out the menu decided to just wait it out until we got to Pop.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #1524
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Hey Jen! Just found this trip report! It's been a while since I've read any on disboards, but I'm ready to catch up

That reeses cheesecake looked so yummy! My husband would probably devour it

I understand your pain with having to sleep with your kid who is all over the bed! Cady is the same way. It's funny because she's been like that since she was a newborn. Her crib looks like a hurricane hit it in the morning. Thankfully she doesn't sleep with us like she used to!
That is darn good cheescake. I could for a peice right now!
Our trip to Williamsburg this spring wasn' too bad, but we had a huge bed too. I think it was a king, so she had to get really wild before she flipped over to my side.

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Cady saw a pic of Claire and said she looked like Alice in Wonderland. How cute

I tried the zebra domes on the buffet as Boma. They were incredbly too sweet for me, so I guess I'm in the dislike category! I did love the chocolate mousse bonbons off the buffet. I could eat 10 of those

Agree with you about the deluxe fast food service. They're all way too small and the choices aren't very appetizing looking. We were gonna eat at the fast service at Polynesian last trip, but after checking out the menu decided to just wait it out until we got to Pop.
Pop does have a really good food court.

Claire does make a good Alice ...when she's not acting crazy.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #1525
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I couldnít stop taking pictures of the castle. It was just so beautiful.





I think the greenish blue colored castle is my favorite.





We headed over to the Laugh Floor. We have only done this a few times and decided it was time to give it a go again.





We had so much fun. We laughed so hard. I canít remember all the details anymore, but we had a great group of people with us. One kid kept getting the camera on her but she was so clueless, and it was funny and then a nearby kid kept trying to get in the shot. We had some adults that were also not really with it and the answers they gave were hilarious. And even Mike was rolling his eye at times and making jokes about the slow responses he was getting. You could tell this was a crowd they donít get normally and did a lot of improvising. Like I said, we have only done it a few times in the past, but this was by far the best time ever and it will be disappointing in the future because I know it will never live up to this one show.
Claire kept asking to go back all through the trip, but we never made it and I did tell her it just wouldnít be as good as this time because of the people we had in there.

When we came out we texted the family. I canít remember what they were doing. I know Rob and Alexis were in line for Space Mountain. I think only Gail, Rob, & kids and Uncle Geoff were left in the park at that time.





Geoff had gone to dinner with the other adults at the Contemporary and then Gail texted him that the girls wanted to spend more time with him so he came back while the rest headed back to their hotels.
While we had been having our dinner, Gailís family had gone to CRT for dinner. Later on when I caught up with Gail I asked how it went. She said not so good. It started out well in the lobby, but then when they were called Abby lost her shoe on the step in true Cinderella fashion. I guess this triggered something and she started crying. I donít remember the whole story, but I think she then did NOT want to be there and didnít want to see the princesses. It was less than magical for them. Alexis enjoyed it, but it was sad her sister was in one of her moods. They did say the food was good, which I was glad to hear as the last time it was not very good at all.





This is not my favorite Cinderella at all. In person she looks normal, but in all her pictures she looks like she is in pain when she smiles.



Back to Claire and I.

We decided we needed to ride the People Mover, so we worked our way there.






















We then walked up to the Carousel of Progress. I had gone on this for the first time in March of this year (2012). I went on alone as Skip and Claire were off doing something else. I was not so impressed and really thought I would never have a need to go on it again. BUT I also knew this would be something that Claire would enjoy, so I took her on it.



The park was crowded and we actually had to wait a cycle before we could get on it, so Claire stuck a pose or 2 for me.







Just as I feared Ö.errrr figured, Claire loved it. I believe this is when it got stuck. Not sure what happened, but we had an announcement to stay put and we would continue shortly, so we ended up seeing one scene twice while waiting.
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As we were going through time on COP, Geoff, Gail and Abby were teacupping it away. Here are some of Geoff’s castle shots.











Geoff rode with Abby as Gail doesn’t do too many rides. She gets sick. (she’s always been wimp. LOL)



Time to check the pictures.



Alexis and Rob arrived back and Alexis did not want her hair piece in anymore. It was killing her head.





While Gail took out the hair, Geoff too a few shots of princess Abby.





I am not sure why, but after Claire and I got out of COP we headed to Storybook Circus. I think that might have been where Gail was last text, but she had moved on.







Dumbo sure is pretty at night.



We made our way over to find Gail and Abby was happy Claire had arrived.





What’s on your shirt Claire? I love Princesses!



We actually got a ton of compliments on this outfit throughout the day. Another one that my wonderful friend Janet let us borrow.





Rob decided to leave at that point. He had a long day and still wasn’t feeling well.

The mad tea party was next on the agenda and I do not like it as well. Spinning rides like that do make me sick as well, so lucky Geoff got to ride with all the girls. They got in line and were let in, but they had issues finding a cup. Several kids ran in and all got their own cup. I don’t think the CM’s knew they were doing this and let too many people in. Finally Geoff led the girls in to a cup with another lady and her daughter. It was very crowded, but they survived.



Geoff was afraid that the other little girl was going to fly out as her mother let her stand the whole time.


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That is the same Cindy we saw in Nov at Town Square. I don't like her eitherÖ She's a very sweet girl, but just doesn't photograph well!
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I love all your night time shots and especially the castle shots. I have never done Laugh Floor and now I think I need to give this a try. Carousel of Progress however is one of my favourites. I was so upset when this went to seasonal operation at some stage as I was worried that it would close permanently in due cause as had happened with other attractions that were only open seasonally for a while.

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Ahhhh..... there's just no better sight than Cinderella Castle all done up in icicle lights. I first saw a photo in 2007 (I think that was the first year for the lights) and knew I'd have to be there the next year to see it myself.

Can you believe we have still never done CoP? I keep meaning to and we just always get too busy.

You know, I LIKED Ohana, but didn't LOVE it. But I'm sort of picky. I don't do coconut so passed on the bread. And I don't like bananas so passed on the dessert. I did love one of the sauces, but I don't remember which. I'm thinking it was the peanut sauce. But I also loved the pot stickers and chicken wings. I would eat there again, but Drew liked it even less, so I doubt we will.

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I want to try para sailing! I seen your shots and now Janet's, and it looks like a fun time! Someday, maybe just maybe I can sell my organs or something and squeeze in a cruise with my next Disney trip in 2 years.
I still wouldn't mind trying it myself one day. Maybe we can go together?

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I have public scissors and private ones. I have to, John uses any pair he finds to cut wire!
Ahhh.... but do you have your own private can of frosting like Frankie? I feel like Frankie more than I care to admit! Although I didn't enjoy this past season as much as some of the earlier ones. The Mother's Day episodes were AWESOME and I still watch them from time to time when I feel like just laughing at life.
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Jen, I have been busy with the end of the school year, I did read, but did not have enough time to post. (especially from my smart phone it's a pain )
I just love your new set of pics - the castle looks so awesome and Claire's dress is just too cute.
You know, I can ride any rollercoaster without blinking an eye, but the Teacups make me violently sick. How do the kids do it?
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