|06-01-2009, 08:04 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Live TR from OKW 5/30-6/6, with DDP
Hi everyone!! We made it here, finally. It has been an experience so far so let's begin.
Me - DW(34) I am recovering froma broken foot, still wearing a medical boot. Love all things Disney. Mother of 2 wonderful children
DH (38) - soon to be 39 had to add that. Likes Disney allowed us to get our DVC but doesn't need that fix like I do of Disney.
DD (6) - graduating Kindergarten in 2 1/2 weeks. Loves princesses and adores "Cindy", her nick name they seem to be very close.
So on with the show.........
Saturday 5/30, began uneventful. FIL picked us up drove us to Newark Airport, i did online check in so we checked our bags curbside, somehow was only charged for 1 checked bag . Our flight on continental was good, a little bumpy but on time.
Arrived at MCO on time also, retrieved our luggage and went down stairs to meet our shuttle to Hertz. We rented our car using priceline, $12 a day plus tax (total rental $146.) Used the express checkin at Hertz, very easy, and off we were. We brought our GPS so no need to get directions, we had all the addresses we needed, thanks to all of the greater DISSERS!!
Quick stop at Walmart for some necessary items and on to OKW. Also used online check in (notice a theme here) requested first floor. We had a cast member earning his ears, so it took about 5 extra minutes to get our stuff. No biggie he was very friendly and sufficient. Got our box we shipped ahead of time and off to our room.
We had a 6pm ressie at 1900 Park Fare with "Cindy" we were all excited. I dreamed about this dinner with my DD, thought to myself I couldn't wait to see that smile. We get there check in at 5:55 and were seated promptly at 6pm. Right when were are being seated they introduce Cinderella, I look at my DD sitting to my right and she isn't there. Where did she go you ask......under the table hysterical crying, she wanted to leave. Are you kidding me??? All the planning and time on the phone to get this darn ressie and you want to leave. I try to get her out, no luck, DH tries, no luck. She is HYSTERICAL, my DH drags her out from under the table and into the lobby. He tries to calm her down, she just kept saying she wanted to go somewhere else, she was scared. The manager, Julianna (fantastic BTW) came over to me to try and help. At this point my DH and I switch, he sits at the table and I go in the lobby to deal with DD, she will have nothing to do with this and wants to leave NOW!!! After a good 20 minutes of this, Julianna tells us to follow her. She got us into Grand Floridian Cafe for dinner. Good dinner, not what I expected the night to be but ok.
The entire staff took care of us, brought DD a light up tink drink, which she loved. My DH and myself were so pis**d beyond belief at her behavior. There was nothing we could do but try to let it go and now try to figure out what to do with our other character meals. Sadly we will need to cancel them. So back to our room for a good night sleep.
Stay tuned for Day 2................
|06-01-2009, 08:36 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Day 2...Will it get better??
Oh, forgot to mention that we are celebrating our 9th anniversary and DH is wearing his pin, I can't believe it. Also we are celebrating DD kindergarten graduation.
So Day 2....what to do, what to do....after day 1 we figure we need to rethink our plans, go slower and ease DD into Disney.
So as promised since DD and I were up before DH we went to the pool. Turtle Pond pool at OKW. (Sorry we are in OKW bldg 32, love our 2 br and love the view of the water with fountain). We spent about 1 1/2 hours there when we returned to our room we had breakfast, baths and were about to leave for somewhere when it happened....another meltdown from DD what about I can't remember but bad enough that we were tempted to just stay in.
We got through that meltdown and decided to ease her into all things Disney by going to Epcot. We arrive and decide to go on Spaceship Earth, no line, no waiting at 12:45pm, get to the line and she won't go...are you kidding me??. Well after threatening if she didn't go we would leave she went and LOVED it. (this will become a theme of our day!!!) She plays in the area i believe called project tomorrow, but could be wrong. She loved the games was having a great time and wanted more rides, ok let's go!!!!!!!
Off to find Nemo, somehow we found KP, so we get our mission time for 3pm in Italy and walk around a bit in that area and decide to start heading over since I take so long getting around. We get to World Showcase, and go on the ride in Mexico, of course she didn't want to go then changed her mind. Getting on our boat she drops her flip flop....No problem they have a grabby thingy (like my term) and fish it out of the water I dry it off and we go on our ride. She LOVED It, of course!!!!
My DH needs a snack, he goes to San Angel Inn (I told him I wasn't sure that he could get a snack here on the DDP) he asks and she said she could give him the children's plate which was a taco and nachos with cheese with a drink it was $4.99, he said great, got his food, off we went. Looked at the receipt a while later, she charged him for a counter service. I understand that but not right considering he specifically asked for a snack. I will deal with that later.
We get to Italy get our mission for KP and off to Japan, my DD loved the mission. I had to sit for most of it because of my foot, it was KILLING me. We got a nice cold snack, waffle cone with vanilla ice cream for DH, soft ice cream in a cup for DD and frozen lemonade for me or so I thought. DD wanted the lemonade, no problem crisis adverted and on to eat the ice cream. We then decide to take the ferry over to Mexico and go find NEMO. Waited about 10 minutes for the ferry, which she did not want to ride, but did and LOVED it. Get to Nemo and loved it, I was so impressed by how they had Nemo, Dory and all the characters from the movie in the tank during the ride. Very neat played in the seas for a while. She loved the Pop quiz, and the tanks with the turtles and stingrays.
After that we went to the land, rode the ride there, no waiting then off to see the movie there. Waited about 6/7 minutes for the movie. DD appreciated the movie since they are learning about recycling and saving our planet, (i was happy i was able to get some education in there for her!!!) After that we were off to dinner.
Now before dinner, let me say we didn't do a bunch of things in Epcot, but for our newly revised trip this was about all we could do with DD. So we accomplished everything in Epcot (so wish we could do more). It was a pretty good afternoon overall. We had fun and best of all she smiled ALL DAY.
Dinner was at Kona Cafe at 7:55, checked in at 7:40 was told we would be seated pretty close to our ressie time. We were not seated until 8:25 but no a problem. Service was good, food was out quickly. Here is what we had:
DD - fruit salad with chicken nuggets and fries, she wanted the raspberry lemonade (which she had the night before) our server told me it wasn't included in the DDP because it was served in the special cup. So i asked him to serve it in a regular cup - he had to check if he could and guess what.... The lemonade also fits in a regualr cup, no alarms went off or anything and DD was happy. (That wasn't a huge deal but I couldn't believe he had said we would have to pay for it... come on use your noggin, regular cups work too)
Sorry, back to food......
Me - Coconut Encrusted Chicked with Asian Greens - 16.99 and very good.
DH - Shrimp and Scallops with sticky rice. 3 good size shrimp and 3 scallops. He commented that he would need a snack later and did, but tasty. $20.99
We both had sodas, we were also served bread with a macadamia nut butter which was delicious.
Dessert - DD wanted cotton candy, we saw it being served with a cone... asked our server and was told it comes with the adult dessert, Kona Kone...ok so we decide to get that for her as one of our desserts and also get the chocolate fondue. She ate the cotton candy, DH had the cone with ice cream (kind of a build your own sundae) and shared the fondue with me. It came with fruit and cookies.
Dinner done, off to our room for some sleep!!! And now here I am the start of Day 3 doing my TR while my family sleeps. They need it so I am not complaining. We don't run off to the parks early anyhow.
So to recap.... we had no lines on any thing we did... I did notice test track at 1pm had a 30 min. stand by wait, not to bad i thought....Weather was fantastic. A little warm mid day but manageable, blue skies no clouds. Cool in the evening but not cold.
Day 3 has just begun will update tomorrow morning...this is what it looks like so far.....
Today it looks like it will be another wonderful day of weather... keep your fingers crossed for a good day with DD. We have ressies at Boma's tonight which I know will be great, after our events today we will decide if we need to cancel Storybook Dining Breakfast we have scheduled for Thursday and Tea with Alice (seems like we will need to cancel, now to decide where to eat on Thursday without characters)
Thanks for reading....see you tomorrow.
Any questions please let me know and I will do my best to get the answers for you.
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