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Old 08-25-2010, 10:37 AM   #346
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Ya, the restaurant is great but busy. I wouldn't have it any other way. If you love what you do it makes it easier to work all the crazy hours.
So what do you do with the restaurant while you're gone? Do you have employees that will run it, or do you shut down? I can think of two mom-and-pop type of places around me that put up hand-written "Closed for Vacation" signs in the windows.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:44 PM   #347
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I've heard conflicting reports about this show. It's certainly on our "must-do" list, but we're going to wait until the kids are a bit older.
Maybe it's my Wisconsin background, but I can't recall any thing good coming out of events where they have unlimited free beer.
The food looks fantastic, though.
Free wine too....I think I drank 4 or 5 glasses. But I can't remember, things got a little cloudy half way though the show.

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So what do you do with the restaurant while you're gone? Do you have employees that will run it, or do you shut down? I can think of two mom-and-pop type of places around me that put up hand-written "Closed for Vacation" signs in the windows.
Are you sure you didn't drive by the restaurant? We have that hand-written note staying "We are going on a family vacation"

It's funny we had a few customers say "We will be there before you close to get some food to tie us over until you get back". I love small towns!!

I would never let anyone else run the restaurant for me. I figure it's better too close than have someone screw it up. I think I have a little OCD when it comes to the restaurant.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:28 PM   #348
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So I guess Daddy-O has been down to Disney and back again since the last update here. Do we have him finish this trip report, or start the new one right away? Or maybe combine both experiences into a hybrid Frankenstein vacation?
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:15 AM   #349
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Soooo.......how has everyone been?

Well I figure I will jump right back in here and see if anyone is still reading this.

This day we decided that it was time to venture over to AK, we like all of the parks but if I had to choose my least favorite it would have to be this one. There a few things that we really like and the rest is just....meh.

Going on the Safari is always our first task of the day when we get to AK. We have noticed that the animals are more active early and the lines are very short.

I only got a few decent shots this time, our driver decided that it was either petal to the metal or nothing... oh well





By the time we got to the park and through the Safari ride it was time to get something to eat. We decided to go to....



and now some food porn...








All of it was awesome, we really enjoyed everything. We would definately go back, the only thing was that this restaurant was not listed on the Tables in Wonderland card. For those of you who don't know what that is...its a card you buy for $50 as a AP holder $75 regular price and it gives you a 20% discount on most restaurants on Disney property. The table service at Yak and Yeti is included the outside portion is not. Makes no sense to me but whatever...

Next up was something for the kids.




What should we do next....what else after a stomach full of food and ice-cream. You guessed it



This has got to be the best cue line in the AK if not in Disney, I tried to get some pics of the cue, but the line was moving very fast, (this is great unless you are trying to get pictures). Try explaining to you kids why we are letting people cut in line, needless to say I only got a couple of pictures here as well.




Can you tell which one likes rollercoasters.....



He really is a good sport, he goes on most of the rides. The only one we had to take the "special" exit from was RnR in HS.



He really is a good sport.
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We decided that next up had to be Dinosaur, but first we had to pass this place....

I just don't get it...so as we quickly passed by this area we made it to here..



Here is the shot of us on the ride, I know he is coming but he gets me every time.


This is one of those rides we really love, its rough it bounces you around and it scares the heck out of you, my kind of entertainment.

The park was not very busy so we walked around a little and hit a few shops and had something to drink. We waited for our time to come for one of my favorite shows.







I was determined to get some shots at night in the park because AK usually closes before dark and this was EMH tonight so I sent my wife and kids on some rides and strolled around and took a few hundred pictures...literally.

These are a few of my keepers.
The tree of life at night is pretty awesome.


Expedition Everest at night is pretty cool too...


A closer shot with the ride car coming through..


I met up wife the rest of the family and decided it was time to leave, we went back to our resort and decided we should watch a new good friend named Bob.



During the week and this day I was sending texts back and forth to another Disdad. We finally had our meet. I told him to look for the guy with the Leafs hat and the root shirt on.

Can you tell me which on of us is the Canadian....



After meeting each others wives and saying "See honey, I told you he wasn't some weirdo on the internet who is going to murder us" we had a nice chat and took this opportunity to get our picture taken with Bob. Thanks Fed, my kids still talk about the gift you gave us, very cool.

At this point it was getting late and Bob just finished his first set, we stayed for a little more and realized the kids were running out of steam, it was time for bed.
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What's this? An update? I thought this place had shut down!

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These are a few of my keepers.
The tree of life at night is pretty awesome.


Expedition Everest at night is pretty cool too...


A closer shot with the ride car coming through..
These are great! I don't blame you for hanging around. I've never seen AK at night, either, so I'd definitely want to record the occasion. The lighting looks very cool.

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After meeting each others wives and saying "See honey, I told you he wasn't some weirdo on the internet who is going to murder us" we had a nice chat and took this opportunity to get our picture taken with Bob. Thanks Fed, my kids still talk about the gift you gave us, very cool.


Glad you guys got to meet up!
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