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Old 03-17-2008, 10:49 AM   #76
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Great trip report!

We had a Disneymoon in April 2007. I am always trying to talk my DH into going back to Disney. We have been married for almost two years and are talking about having children. It may be awhile before we go back. I want to go in Dec 2009!
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aw I hope you get to go back. It's sad that its only been about 3 months and I'm going NUTS wanting to go back!! Maybe you could take a quick trip before you have children??? I'll cross fingers for you!

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I love the show "It's tough to be a bug". We've never got soaked.. its funny how real everything is!
We love it too. And it was so WEIRD we got so wet, that has never happened before?



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So when I left off last, we had headed back to WL to rest and hang out for a bit before heading to dinner at Narcoosee's!!! I was so so SO excited about this. We don't go to fancy places often, and we never have at Disney before, and this was our big night out!! I had a dress and everything to wear! I even got DH to dress up some! Crazy! We took showers and got ourselves all nice, and decided to ride the boat over to the Contemporary and then monorail to the Grand Floridian. We had plenty of time, at least an hour and a half I think, so we thought we'd have some time to walk around at the GF before our ADR time at 7:40.

It was so romantic, riding the boat. It goes first to Ft. Wilderness, and then on to the Contemporary. There were many families getting on headed to the MK for the night. It was a beautiful night, and I was so happy to be with my husband, out on the water at WDW. Perfect. Things were fantastic, until we got up to the monorail at the Contemporary. Holy mass of tourists batman. There were people EVERYWHERE. And everytime a monorail would come through, people weren't getting off so only a few could get on. So the line wasn't moving at all. And people were trying to push in line, and being all kinds of crazy. DH and I are VERY laid back people, and are really good at ignoring stupid people, but after awhile we were about to lose it. We started running out of time to get there on time, and I was freaking out about being late. This was the meal I was MOST looking forward to, and we could NOT lose it. Eventually we made it to the front, it was about 7:30 by this time. And we still had 2 stops, the TTC and Poly before we got to GH. ARGH. We get on the monorail with screaming, whiny kids and grumpy, agitated families. It was chaos. We just stood ourselves in the corner and held on, trying to stay happy. We finally got to the GF, and I realized I didn't actually KNOW where Narcoosee's was. I thought it would be easy to find and we'd have plenty of time, so never really worried about it before we left.

Cue two dressed up, newly married maniacs RUNNING down the stairs into the super classy GF lobby, knocking furniture over and people staring. Ok maybe not...but that's sure what it felt like. I found someone to ask where the restaurant was, and we took off out the doors towards the back. It was nuts.




We got there just a few minutes late and checked in, and they gave us as buzzer and said it would be a few minutes. Well actually, first I asked for a window table...that was half the reason we (ok, I) wanted to go there. She said it might make our wait longer, which was fine. We went and sat at the bar, and ordered some drinks. I had some YUMMY Peppermint Martini thing, SO GOOD. And I think DH had a rum and coke, or something like that.

We were calming down now, we had made it, and were in this beautiful, super romantic place, AT DISNEY. On our HONEYMOON. It was about 10 minutes until our pager went off, not bad at all. We went to the front, and then were led to our table. AT A WINDOW. Hurrah!! We were towards the back, so we didn't have a straight view of the MK, but still, it was beautiful.







Our waitress brought our menus to our table...and they were personalized!!! Only, they had put my maiden name on them, instead of our married name. It was pretty funny, and I'm one of those people who doesn't like to cause conflict or complain, so I wasn't going to say anything. But then I started thinking, I was planning on making a scrapbook of our trip, so I really wanted to be able to use the menus, and I'd regret not asking. So I told our waitress the name was wrong...that I had made the ADR before we got married, and she apologized and said she'd fix it, not big deal. So a few minutes later they brought the new ones, SO sweet.

We had been trying to decide what to order...we rarely order appetizers or even dessert when we go out, so this was a big splurge for us, being on the dining plan. I decided on the Crab Cakes...



And DH got the Buttermilk Fried Shrimp. He's the picky one, and isn't a huge fan of seafood. The crab cakes were AWESOME. Best I've ever had. YUM. They were so soft and just GREAT. I'm sure DH liked his shrimp, that's about the only seafood he will eat. OH and the bread they had was great as well, w/sea salted butter. YUM. Neither of us had ever had lobster before, and DH had talked about getting the whole lobster. But I had a feeling he might not like it, so we both ended up getting the Surf and Turf.



The steak was SO good. I'm not usually a big steak fan, but I'd read on here that it was great so I wanted to try it. BEST steak I've ever had. And the lobster tail was wonderful as well. DH didn't like it though...surprise. But he agreed that the steak was awesome. And the potato gratin was the best I've ever had. I need that recipe, for real. It was all just amazing. We took our time eating, because it was SO much food. It was getting close to time for Wishes when she came and asked us about dessert. I'd read that they will usually hold it for you until afterwards, but I should have asked because she didn't, so our dessert ended up sitting there the whole time we watched the fireworks. Oh well...if that's the ONLY thing I can complain about, that's pretty good!!! Anyway, the fireworks were amazing. They dimmed the lights (or maybe they were already that dim, I don't remember), and I THINK they piped in the music. A lot of people went outside, but we decided to stay in and watch from our table. Towards the end a couple came and stood RIGHT in front of our window, and they saw us sitting there. But oh well. It was awesome, SO romantic.








I had the almond crusted cheesecake, which pretty much looked like this except it didn't say Happy Birthday obviously. (stealing pics again, sorry)




SO good, but SO rich. I LOVE me some cheesecake, but I could only manage a few bites. And the homemade cream was awesome. Now DH is a chocolate fanatic, and the only thing that really appealed to him was the Warm Chocolate Almond Gateau. He liked it, but didn't love it. We were STUFFED by this point. We handed over our card (SO cool), and headed out. I had left my phone sitting on the table, I think I had been sending pic msgs to someone. Anyway, we were almost back to the lobby and we heard someone yelling..it was our waitress running after us w/my phone! Gah! I thanked her over and over, for running after me and all. Very nice. We walked around the pool area and just took in the whole night. It was so beautiful and we were having an amazing time. I remember thinking that I didn't want our trip to end!



We walked around in the lobby some, but it was getting late, about 9:30 or so, and we had missed going in the huge Gingerbread House. It was just closing down. We could see it obviously, but couldnt get very close. All the stores were closed as well, which I had wanted to go in, but oh well. We walked around some and took pictures, the GF is so beautiful, I don't know that it is our style though. Maybe one day.











We took the monorail back to the Contemporary, and then boated back to WL. We walked around a little bit, took our time going up to our room. I think we talked about going swimming, but it had cooled off a lot and our plans for the next day were to do nothing BUT swim, so we just went on upstairs to hang out, sit on the balcony, and watch some tv before bed. A wonderful end to a WONDERFUL day.

Next up...relaxation at WL and Kona!!

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We went to Narcoosees for our anniv dinner and it was one of the best meals I have EVER had!!!! The surf and turf was sooooo amazing! We ended up watching the fireworks from the dock before our ressie because I had heard that people block you and don't care, but it is such a great view either way! So glad you had an awesome dinner!
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Great now I want to eat at Narcoosees.........I change our dining plans with each new trip report I read! Yours is wonderful!
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I never even thought of going to that restaurant. I mean I've heard good things about it but there are soo many that I want to go to. Now its making me think maybe i should add it. Which makes me decisions even harder because we were originally going to go for 8 days.. and now its 6 days because of DF work schedule and flight situation. So I already have to make changes..gees There is just way to many great things to do at wdw and not enough time!
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We went to Narcoosees for our anniv dinner and it was one of the best meals I have EVER had!!!! The surf and turf was sooooo amazing! We ended up watching the fireworks from the dock before our ressie because I had heard that people block you and don't care, but it is such a great view either way! So glad you had an awesome dinner!
oh my gosh I totally agree! It will be our new MUST DO! It was so amazing. Thanks for reading!

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Great now I want to eat at Narcoosees.........I change our dining plans with each new trip report I read! Yours is wonderful!
aw that's sweet, thanks!! GOOOO to Narcoosee's, seriously!! I never really thought about it either until I read about it on some TRs here, and it is my new favorite (though expensive) restaurant at Disney! If you can, GO!

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think about it, seriously, you won't regret it.

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I never even thought of going to that restaurant. I mean I've heard good things about it but there are soo many that I want to go to. Now its making me think maybe i should add it. Which makes me decisions even harder because we were originally going to go for 8 days.. and now its 6 days because of DF work schedule and flight situation. So I already have to make changes..gees There is just way to many great things to do at wdw and not enough time!
You're right, there are SO many restaurants to go to. If you can swing it, totally go. It's SO romantic, perfect for a honeymoon. If you can, get a time during the fireworks, it's even more wonderful. I understand the time thing, but seriously if you can go do it. It was my absolute favorite meal of the week, not to mention the atmosphere there was just amazing.
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Dh and I are totally going to go to Narcoosee's next time we go. We love seafood!!!!! Is it worth two table service credits on DDP. We are thinking about doing the DxDDP next time so it wouldn't matter but the food looks so yummy.
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I want to eat at narcoose's now! lol! great chapter, cant wait for more
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Dh and I are totally going to go to Narcoosee's next time we go. We love seafood!!!!! Is it worth two table service credits on DDP. We are thinking about doing the DxDDP next time so it wouldn't matter but the food looks so yummy.
It was VERY worth the 2 credits. We had initially booked Artist Point as well, but decided not to do 2 of the 2 credit meals in one trip so canceled that one. It worked out perfectly for us, it was SO much food anyway, we ended up not using one CS anyway. We prob won't do the dining plan again though, just not worth it to us, but we will DEFINITELY go back to Narcoosee's!

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You have to go!!! I think I have made my point by now, lol, but seriously, I can't say enough good things about it.

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Time for updates!!!


Before I start the next day though, I forgot to mention one AWESOME thing from our night at Narcoosee's. When we got back to the room, we saw this...







Turndown service!! And we hadn't even requested it, I had kinda forgot about it. But I was so excited, they left this little card with a little saying on it and chocolates, and the lights were dimmed. SO SO COOL. I loved it.

So moving on, I just had to go back and add that in!!!



Friday, December 14th

This was most definitely one of my favorite days of the trip. We had no real plans except our ADR for Kona that night. We planned on sleeping in some, relaxing, and just whatever else we felt like doing. I can't even remember the last time I went to Disney and had a whole park free day, so I was way excited about this. And I think both DH and I NEEDED that day. We didn't even really go early morning to late night every other day in the parks, but still...the crowds were getting a bit bigger and we just needed a break. So a break we had!!

We slept in a bit, thought it prob wasn't that late, maybe 9 or so. And just kinda lounged around for awhile. Watched some tv and relaxed. I loved sitting out on the balcony in the mornings and watching the ducks, and people walking around, just watching everything, with no rush or anywhere to go.

We went down to the pool around 10 or so (I dont have notes so I'm trying to remember ) after filling our mug up and put all our stuff on our chairs. The weather was nice, it was pretty warm but partly cloudy. And not too crowded that morning.














We swam around for awhile, and DH started talking about wanting to go down the slide, since every other time we'd been in the pool it was at night and the slide was closed. So he decided to go do that...I wasn't sure yet, didn't want to look crazy, the only adults on the slide. He came barreling down the slide, legs up in the air, it was hilarious. But he loved it and went again and again, and was begging me to go. So I finally did it, and LOVED it. So we did that for awhile, going down the slide repeatedly. There were other adults as well so we weren't the only nuts.

some pics hanging out at the pool...










We just swam and relaxed, we'd get out and lay in the sun for awhile and then get back in. There was a family of ducks there we had seen during the week, and everyone was going crazy over the babies. I've seen quite a few pictures of them in other TRs here. Well they came over to the pool at one point and were getting in the water, the babies kept swimming around up in the gutters. It was so cute. The lifeguards were trying to keep the kids away from them, telling everyone not to touch them, unfortunately people don't listen They would say repeatedly do NOT pick them up or touch them, it upsets the mother and she might leave them, and some other reasons. anyway...









They were SO freakin cute, I loved watching them everyday and they were so adorable in the water.


DH went and got lunch from "The Fork", I think we both just had burgers and fries. Not alot of variety in The Fork, but thats ok. We were going to Kona that night! We swam and hung out at the pool until probably 2 or so, and decided to go over to DTD since we didn't get to spend too much time there on Monday.

I must also add here that we had tried to get reservations for a carriage ride at Ft. Wilderness one night. We had added that to our Disney Honeymoon Registry, and didn't realize that some very wonderful people had gotten that for us, so I never reserved a spot. I thought this night would be a great night for it, after dinner, so I tried calling again when we got back to our room after swimming, but no luck, I had tried just about everyday and nothing was available.

We headed back up to the room after swimming, but the sign was on our door that they were cleaning, which was fine, we just wandered around for awhile taking pictures and exploring, which was something I wanted to do anyway. And I ended up talking to my BFF for a little bit too, I hadn't talked to her since we left the wedding, so we had to catch up!!! We sat outside on the balcony facing the pool, waiting on our room to be done.




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So we showered and got ready, and headed to DTD for a few hours until time for our ADR at Kona. I wanted to get a few things we had seen earlier in the week and just walk around some more. So we hung out there for awhile, and then headed to the Polynesian fairly early for our reservation time so we would have time to explore some there. I knew DH would LOVE this resort, as much as he loves all things Tiki and tropical. Of course he did, and would love to stay here one day, its just out of our budget right now. One day though!!!

We went ahead and checked in, got our pager and walked around for a little while until we were called. I was SO excited for this meal, it was prob 2nd to my anticipation for Narcoosee's.


I need to get off here, will try to update more later.


Next up-Kona!!! And a beautiful view of Wishes!

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What a relaxing wonderful day! I can't wait to stay at the Wilderness Lodge!
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Great update! I love the pictures..Those baby ducks are SOOOO cute!!!

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You took lots of great shots there at WL. Those baby ducks are irresistible! How cute! That's a bummer about the sleigh ride, but I can't wait to hear about your dinner at Kona. We haven't ever been there and I heard so many good reviews about it that we put it on the schedule for our next trip.

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