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Old 03-28-2014, 08:12 PM   #196
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Erika, How is the walk to MK? We will have three younger kids with us and was wondering if it would be easier to monorail to MK or to walk? Thanks!
Definitely walk It's not far at all, plus the monorail from here goes all the way around so it takes quite a long time.

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Old 03-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #197
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Awesome sushi at Kona Island! And you can also order off the Kona Cafe menu from here.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:07 PM   #198
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Sushi looks wonderful!!

Glad CR is working out so well. We love the bay lake view for CR CL - peaceful view from the room with a fun theme park view from the lounge. We did a BC/CR split a couple years ago and enjoyed switching it up during the trip!

And I agree - walk to MK! The walk is so quick and convenient - one of the best things about staying at CR!

Good luck with Olaf!!! Our youngest used his own money to buy one at the NYC Disney Store at the beginning of October and we thought it was an odd purchase at the time. We had no idea who Olaf was then! Turns out it was a great buy.

So sad to hear about Captain Cooks. Tikiman reported the rehab was delayed until April 9, so I was hopeful it would be open when we arrive on Monday.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:16 PM   #199
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Sushi looks wonderful!!

Glad CR is working out so well. We love the bay lake view for CR CL - peaceful view from the room with a fun theme park view from the lounge. We did a BC/CR split a couple years ago and enjoyed switching it up during the trip!

And I agree - walk to MK! The walk is so quick and convenient - one of the best things about staying at CR!

Good luck with Olaf!!! Our youngest used his own money to buy one at the NYC Disney Store at the beginning of October and we thought it was an odd purchase at the time. We had no idea who Olaf was then! Turns out it was a great buy.

So sad to hear about Captain Cooks. Tikiman reported the rehab was delayed until April 9, so I was hopeful it would be open when we arrive on Monday.
It was definitely open tonight. I had heard April 9th and 20th. Not sure which is correct. I took a bunch of pics over there tonight as we walked around and checked everything out.

If we ever find an Olaf we will guard him with our lives!!!!
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:19 PM   #200
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We watched Illuminations and the EWP from our room tonight, and Wishes from the lounge. Pics are uploading now!
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A BC/CR split seems like the best of both worlds. We love both the BC and WL. There is something really nice about being on Bay Lake. It feels more relaxing there then anywhere else at WDW.

We were at the BC when you arrived on Monday and the wifi worked pretty well for us. I have a feeling that your room location and the dormer room was a big factor. We had a dormer room at the WL once and I really hate the closed in feeling, with the sloped ceiling and the closed balconies. It would be a lot worse with two teenagers.

Is the monorail back to normal yet? It was running fewer trains when we were there.
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Hi. I just finished your new group of photos, and they are awesome. I love the view from your room. We have never stayed at the CR but I think it is a must for Oct.! Do you think that I should book now and wait for FD? I love the way your parade pictures have Splash Mountain in the background! What a perfect backdrop for the pictures! The parade looks amazing. Have a great day.
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Hi. I just finished your new group of photos, and they are awesome. I love the view from your room. We have never stayed at the CR but I think it is a must for Oct.! Do you think that I should book now and wait for FD? I love the way your parade pictures have Splash Mountain in the background! What a perfect backdrop for the pictures! The parade looks amazing. Have a great day.
I always say book now! You can always cancel if needed later. Free Dining is tricky, you never really know for sure if you can get the resort you want if you wait until the discount is released.
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We all slept fantastic last night! Lots of much needed space to stretch out.

We are headed to Epcot! Somehow we managed to change our Teppen Edo reservation to Le Cellier! There must have been a cancellation.

We've got FP's for Nemo, Soarin', and the Land. It rained this morning and might rain this afternoon, but tonight it's supposed to clear off.

This morning in the lounge they had tons of choices... cheese danish, chocolate croissant, these little muffins with apple centers, and all the regular cereals and oatmeal. :D
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Raining at Epcot. We did nemo and now we are killing time in world showcase until our Soarin Fastpass.

The pineapple soft serve with coconut rum was good!!

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Sounds like you have a great day planned! We have only eaten at Le Cellier once in 2008, but it was one of our favorite meals- yum!
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I love your view from the CR! Have fun!!!
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We are packed in like sardines at rose and crown. Tornado warning!!!!

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