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Old 02-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #106
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Wouldn't that be a pressed loonie?
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I took the pic last year on our last night. We always like to close out our trips with Wishes. It had rained a little that evening and Spectromagic was cancelled but wishes was still a go. We like walking around until the CM's start to close stuff off behind you, they never really ask us to leave but they start to limit access to areas until they gently nudge you out the front gates. I asked the boys to turn around and look at the castle and that is what I got.

Here is the full shot
I love this picture It's like Disney set up the place just to take that picture!
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:49 PM   #108
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I will give a mini review of Chef mickeys since a couple of you asked about it. The interaction with the characters at Chef Mickeys is second to none, at no time did I feel rushed with any of the characters. The waiter was great, he was spot on, our drinks were never empty and our dirty plates were always gone by the time we got back to our table. For those of you who have never been, it is buffet style food. There is a salad station, a kid station, a carving station and a hot food area right next to the carving station. Then the dessert area.

The kids station had pizza, nuggets, fries, mac and cheese etc
The salad station had salad fixings cold pasta salads and corn bread
The carving station was roast beef and ham that night.

My first complaint about the food ws the temperature of everything, I didnt realize that luke warm was the temp hot food was served at these days. the carving station was decent other than that. They had mashed potatoes that really didnt resemble potaotes at all, they seemed instant to me, the scalloped potaotes were a soupy mess, the chicken was dry and the veggies were all cold.

To be honest I try to avoid the buffets at Disney, in the last few years I have found the food quality to not be as good as it used to be. It wasn't really a matter of quantity but one of quality.

Please keep in mind that I have been in the food service industry for most of my life. So in my opinion the food at this buffet is not terrible but I think the execution is where the entire thing falls apart. I believe the Chefs are all trying to produce good food but I feel that maybe Disney is trying get more for less.

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Old 02-09-2010, 03:04 PM   #109
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You know whats funny, those machines don't take Canadian quarters, I don't know how it knows, but they know. So I have begun collecting American quarters and pennies for next year.

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Thanks, I think I got lucky with this shot. We waited a while but you can see it was only 9:15 pm so it was not that late. I fired 4 or 5 shots real quick and I hand held it no tripod on that trip.
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Here is the full shot
That really is a great shot. It's funny how we take hundreds and hundreds of pictures just to get one like that. Thank God for digital!
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That really is a great shot. It's funny how we take hundreds and hundreds of pictures just to get one like that. Thank God for digital!
2700 to be exact. My kids are oblivious to the cameras now.

Bad pun, completly intended.
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2700 to be exact. My kids are oblivious to the cameras now.

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And I bet you could almost hear the crickets from Don's TR.
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Shhhhh....don't tell Don but secretly I'm trying to finish my TR before him...I feel like I have tons of time.
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I know how soothing the sound of crickets can be for you, Corn Fuzz!

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Great report so far, glad to see they are giving out the transportation cards again this year. Did you score all 18?
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Great report so far, glad to see they are giving out the transportation cards again this year. Did you score all 18?
Ya, the boys loved asking for the cards. I think we got all the boats and buses but they are missing a few Monorail cards. I was told there are 12 monorail, I think they got around 5-6. They are a great keepsake.
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Cool - you're about on pace with me...our recent trip produced 3700+ as well as about nearly 200 Photopass ones. We were there for 10 nights though, so I had a bit more phototime than you...

Enjoy it while they are still oblivious - my boys are not any longer, and man do they make it hard to get that perfect shot any more. But yes as the Captain said - thank God for digital! My DW would kill me if we came home with so many pics via film to develop

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