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Old 03-26-2008, 11:54 AM   #91
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Love your thread so far!!! I'm just trying to figure out where the "secret walkway" is at Magic Kingdom??
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:57 AM   #92
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Can't wait to hear about Kona for dinner. It's the one ADR we couldn't fit into our schedule. We WILL be there, however, for some Tonga Toast action in the a.m.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:47 PM   #93
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I'm just trying to figure out where the "secret walkway" is at Magic Kingdom??
I'm thinking it's the one over by Toontown and Tomorrowland. It goes right along the path of the train. There's hardly ever anyone around there so it's a nice quiet spot and a good shortcut!
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Hey girl! I love all the WL Christmas decorations! And those lil' duckies are SO cute!
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Great pics!!! I love reading the Trip log!
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What a relaxing wonderful day! I can't wait to stay at the Wilderness Lodge!
It was SO relaxing. And you will LOVE WL, you'll have to post a TR! I'm jealous!

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Great update! I love the pictures..Those baby ducks are SOOOO cute!!!

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Thanks for reading!!! The babies were the cutest thing ever, I loved it.

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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.
Yea it sucked we didn't get to do the carriage ride but it's something new to do on a later trip. And Kona was great, you should try to go if you can! Thanks for reading!

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Love your thread so far!!! I'm just trying to figure out where the "secret walkway" is at Magic Kingdom??
In Tommorowland, past the arcade next to Space Mountain. Love it.

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Can't wait to hear about Kona for dinner. It's the one ADR we couldn't fit into our schedule. We WILL be there, however, for some Tonga Toast action in the a.m.
mmmm, I want to try to go for breakfast one day. Dinner was awesome, we're planning on going our next trip again.

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Hey girl! I love all the WL Christmas decorations! And those lil' duckies are SO cute!
Right-o. Love that walkway. It's so nice getting out of the crowds for a few minutes.

LOVE the WL. I WISH we were staying there again this December, but we can't. It's home now. Thanks for reading girl!

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Hey guys, glad everyone is still reading with me!!! I am PLANNING on getting the next update up in the next day or so. I am FINALLY on Spring Break this week, whooooooooohooooooooooo!

It's Masters Week here in Augusta, any golf fans might know what that is. Basically its when our lovely city is overrun with tourists, media, golfers, celebrities, etc etc etc. It's nuts. Most people leave town, but, DH has to work so I just get a week off interning and school to RELAX. We live right off the main street through town though, right down the street from the golf course actually, so it's going to be NUTS. Tonight we went out for a littleb it and the traffic is crazy, there are vendors set up EVERYWHERE, scalpers, etc. crazy. anyway. So I'm planning on relaxing this week and hopefully getting more trip report done! yay!!!!
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Not an actual update, but I have awesome news (for me anyway!) I found out about free dining in September today w/the Disney Visa, so I called to find out just about how much it would be and holy crap I WANT TO GO!!! So I called DH at work, and he is excited too, we are going to talk about it tonight when he gets home. I might be able to pull this one off!!! It would just be a long weekend, August 29-Sept 1st, 3 nights over Labor Day weekend. But I dont care!!! It's Disney AND free dining!!! We'll see...I'm trying not to get my hopes up, b/c if it doesnt work I still have December (hopefully!) to look forward to! Just had to share with my fellow DISney lovers!!!!
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Not an actual update, but I have awesome news (for me anyway!) I found out about free dining in September today w/the Disney Visa, so I called to find out just about how much it would be and holy crap I WANT TO GO!!! So I called DH at work, and he is excited too, we are going to talk about it tonight when he gets home. I might be able to pull this one off!!! It would just be a long weekend, August 29-Sept 1st, 3 nights over Labor Day weekend. But I dont care!!! It's Disney AND free dining!!! We'll see...I'm trying not to get my hopes up, b/c if it doesnt work I still have December (hopefully!) to look forward to! Just had to share with my fellow DISney lovers!!!!
Hope you get it! We weren't able to since we got a room discount.
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Good luck! I'm missing free dining by one week.
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I just found this TR and am loving it! We left WL just a few days before you arrived this Dec. and loved it. I noticed more honeymooners there than at any other resort we've stayed at. (although I was only about 10 when I stayed at GF, so I guess that one doesn't count) It seems like you all are having a great time so far! I'm glad you got to relax a bit! I LOVE your nighttimecastle shots!!! They came out beautifully! Hope you get your free dining! that sounds great!!!
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Hope you get it! We weren't able to since we got a room discount.
Thanks for reading! We had a room discount on our name too but it obviously wasn't much, it came out TWICE as much than free dining.

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Thanks! Hey, at least you have a trip planned, Disney at all is better than nothing!

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I just found this TR and am loving it! We left WL just a few days before you arrived this Dec. and loved it. I noticed more honeymooners there than at any other resort we've stayed at. (although I was only about 10 when I stayed at GF, so I guess that one doesn't count) It seems like you all are having a great time so far! I'm glad you got to relax a bit! I LOVE your nighttimecastle shots!!! They came out beautifully! Hope you get your free dining! that sounds great!!!
Thanks so much!!! OH didn't you just LOVE Wilderness Lodge!! It definitely has a place in my heart now, it's home. There WERE alot of honeymooners, we saw them everywhere. So cool. Thanks so much for reading!!





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So, I don't think we are going to be able to make it in September. It was a pretty good price, but still more than we need to spend right now...it might mess up us being able to go back for our anniversary in December and I'd MUCH rather go for that. Why go for that weekend when we can go for a week in December?? We don't need tickets, and we would have to add them to get the free dining, so it really just didn't make sense.
I was kinda sad about it last night but I'm cool now. The thing is, we did the DDP for our honeymoon, and I'll talk about it more at the end of the TR, but we really didn't find it to be that great for us, and probably wouldn't do it again. So even though it's free, just doesnt make all that sense. I'd still LOVE to make a trip back before December, I've ALWAYS ALWAYS wanted to go for MNNSHP, so maybe a quick trip in October or something. anyway, just wanted to add that...I'm working on the next installment now, so look for it soon!!!!!
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Friday, December 14th, Part 2

So when I left off we had just gotten to the Poly and were waiting for our pager to go off for Kona!! I was very excited, I love asian inspired food and I had been looking at menus before we left and Kona just sounded SO good to me. We walked around the gift shop upstairs at the Poly, I LOVE this resort, have I mentioned that yet? We are planning on staying here one day. I did a few years ago when my mom and I took my 2 cousins...we did a split stay at the POly/Boardwalk. I LOVED the Poly. Loved the layout of the rooms, the closeness to MK, the monorail, the atmosphere, EVERYTHING. Anyway. Our pager went off after maybe 10 minutes or so, yay!



We were seated kind of in the middle, at a table with a booth on one side and the chairs on the other...in that picture, our table was actually the one on the end with the booth on the side facing. I like getting four person tables because then we can sit next to each other. aww. So DH and I got to sit together on the booth side. There were 2 young couples at the table to our right, which was cool...but the tables in this area were SO close...it was just kind of awkward. I felt like we were all listening to each other's conversations, and they were watching us...which I'm sure they weren't, it was just weird? Anyway. Our waiter was awesome, wish I remembered his name. But he was so friendly and was asking us questions and all about where we were from and about our honeymoon and all. I really wanted a good tropical drink, and he reccomended a really good one, sadly I have NO idea what it was. SO good though.

He brought us the bread which was AMAZING. YUM, I could eat some of that right now!! It had the best butter with it...with macadamia nuts in it. YUMMO.




I decided to get the duck potstickers and DH got the sticky wings for appetizers.







They were both YUMMY. We split them...DH didn't like the wings as much, said the sauce was funny, so he had more of the potstickers. I loved them both, I could make a meal out of those!

For our meal, I had the Coconut Almond Chicken and DH had the Shrimp and Scallops. Now mine was ok, but not great. I only ate maybe 3 or 4 bites. I thought I'd LOVE it, as much as I love coconut and almonds, makes sense right? But it was just too sweet or something, just didn't like the taste. But it came with this awesome salad underneath, with a honey lime dressing and pieces of strawberries, pineaapple, nuts, so I ate most of that. Yum.




DH LOVES shrimp and scallops, and I tasted his and it was GREAT! But it had the wasabi cream sauce on it and he discovered he hates wasabi, so he didn't love that. Didn't stop him from eating it all though!




So even though I was a bit disappointed in the chicken, I couldnt complain, our appetizers were so good, I was already pretty full so I didn't care!!

I already KNEW I wanted the Banana Chocolate Creme Brulee, I LOVE LOVE anything banana, ESP with chocolate! And I figured DH would get the Kiauea Torte, chocolate lover that he is. And he did! Oh man, that creme brulee was SO SO good. Favorite desert of the week by far!!! I ate the WHOLE thing.





And of course DH loved his as well, it's CHOCOLATE! He still talks about it.




SO all in all, a WONDERFUL meal, no complaints. And we will defintely be going back there. I'll just get something other than the chicken!!

After we handed over our card and left Kona, we walked around some more at the Poly and I showed DH how beautiful it was. He loved it just as much as I do and said he can't wait to stay there one day. We walked out to the pool area, there were tons of kids swimming and having a blast. It's SO beautiful out there at night. I really wanted him to see the beach and how pretty it was though. Back when I stayed there w/my cousins and mom, we sat out on the beach one night watching the Electrical Water Parade, and this was just a few months after DH and I had started dating. He ended up calling me, and I sat on a chair and talked to him while watching the parade and then Wishes from across the water. IT was just so pretty, and I've always remembered that and told him about it. So I wanted him to see how awesome it was out there. So we walked down the beach a little, away from all the people hanging out, and found a chair to sit in together. The Water Parade was already over, but we could see it moving way out by the Contemporary. After a few minutes Wishes started at the MK. It was BEAUTIFUL of course. And I have no pictures...I left my camera in my bag and just enjoyed being there with DH and watching the fireworks. So SO cool. One of the best moments of the trip. Seeing a theme here? My favorite times were just sitting with DH and soaking in all the Disney atmosphere, enjoying being newleyweds in my FAVORITE place on earth. Priceless.

After the fireworks we sat for a little bit, just enjoying being there and talking. We still had 2 more days at Disney, and then our day in St. Augustine. Plus we had our life at home waiting...we never lived together before we got married so we were ecstatic to have our new life waiting at home, living in our beautiful apartment and starting our married lives together.

When we were ready to go we started talking about how to get back to WL. I LOVE the monorail, and we could ride it to the Contemporary and then boat back to WL, but I know how much DH loves riding the boats. So we decided to go get on a boat to the MK and then catch that boat back to WL. We walked over to the dock and only had to wait maybe 10 minutes for a boat. THere was hardly anyone going back and forth from the MK, I THINK it was extra magic hours and it was open late. Or maybe it was the Christmas party that night, I don't remember. We took a few pictures while we waited...




When we got to the MK there was already a boat there for the WL so we ran over and jumped on. We were back at the WL quickly. It's kinda fuzzy what we did this night when we got back...I THINK we went up and changed and put our swimsuits on and got our mug and went to the hot tub. But I'm not positive. I LOVED going in the hot tub at night, when the steam would rise from the water and you could see the Lodge all lit up, and listen to the sound of the boats coming across the water. Awesome. Eventually we headed back to our room to shower and get ready for bed. We had 2 days left and wanted to take advantage of every day!!!

Next up: Epcot day!!

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i'm eating at Kona for my trip and I cant wait!! Do you know if they'll let you double up on shrimp instead of scallops? i dont like scallops, but loooove shrimp!
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Awe, what a wonderful day. Now I need to try to get Kona in to my Honeymoon plan. Was it two credits or just one?
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My mouth was watering over the Kona pics. Now we are definitely going there next time. The banana chocolate creme brulee would have done it for me too!
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