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Old 08-10-2010, 12:43 AM   #901
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I know and the look on her face, the pure joy at feeling so pretty makes it all worth it I am sure.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:45 AM   #902
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Quick question, what type/types of cameras did you guys use?

I'm thinking of taking alot of pictures one of these days if I go, might have to take alot of SD cards.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:46 AM   #903
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I know and the look on her face, the pure joy at feeling so pretty makes it all worth it I am sure.
It was worth it!! So much fun to see her transformed!


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Quick question, what type/types of cameras did you guys use?

I'm thinking of taking alot of pictures one of these days if I go, might have to take alot of SD cards.
The majority of the pics were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX120IS...its a 10.0 mega pixels w/ 10x optical zoom. I was very pleased with the pics I got. First time I've got firework pics & I have World of Color pics I'll be sharing tomorrow!! The other cameras we had were a Kodak Easy Share, Olympus FE-110, another olympus & either a kodak or nikon....not sure since those were my mother-in-laws.

I found the clearest pics came off of my Canon & Tyler's Kodak Easy Share C713.

I picked up the Canon from Best Buy for around $250.....worth every penny!

We had a laptop that we uploaded to every evening so we didn't have to worry about running out of memory.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:42 AM   #904
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Everyone was to meet at Ariel's Grotto around 4:30, so we'd have everyone there for our 5pm reservation. We were doing the World of Color Dining Package. I checked in about 4:45 & we waited to be called (or maybe it was a pager) Michayla was already stressing out, so I asked if we would be able to leave her in the stroller & they said that would be fine. When it was time to go downstairs, I took the stroller on the elevator with Betty & everyone else took the stairs. It seemed a bit weird going down there & not seeing Ariel. We were seated & drink orders were taken & then they brought out 2 dishes of rolls with 3 dipping sauces: ranch, butter & garlic pesto (I believe I got those right):



We were next asked which of the 2 Antipasti Towers we wanted: The shellfish one or the grilled vegetables....since we had such a large group, we had the choice of 2. I wish we would have gotten one of each, but no one really seemed thrilled with the shellfish one, so both towers were of the grilled vegetables:

Bottom Tier~~Green Salad:


Middle Tier~~Cheeses, olives, tomatoes, endive:


Top Tier~~Grilled summer squash, grilled zucchini, artichoke, red peppers & asparagus


The grilled veggies were very good & we think the small round balls of cheese may have been fresh mozzarella which were tasty. Mike said the endive had some sort of filling in it that was really good.

While we munched on our veggies, Tyler took some pics of the interior of the restaurant:





Then he stepped outside (outside seating area) & got these pics:




Back inside & pics of the family:

Michayla:


Tyler:


Addy & Ty:


Addy:


Derek & Nick:


Nick:


Derek:


Shyann:



Mike:


Anthony & Betty:


Me & Anthony:


Next post will have our dinners & dessert.......yummo!


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Old 08-10-2010, 12:09 PM   #905
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Sorry about the picture sizes this post....I maxed on my first photobucket acct & went to my second one....the settings were a bit off...hopefully fixed in the next posting!!

Bring on the Food Porn!!

The chef came out & spoke to Mike about Shyann's needs & sent back a plate with cheese, zucchini & watermelon. I wish we would have gotten a picture of it. They were all so nice & Shyann is now a huge fan of watermelon!!

Addy got the Meatball Lollipop:


Anthony got the Seashell Pasta:


Derek & Mike both ordered the Santa Maria Tri-Tip:


Tyler & Betty both ordered the Mafalde Pasta with Italian Sausage:


Nick got the Cioppino:


I got the Herb Crusted Chicken Breast:


Let me just say that this was THE BEST MEAL WE HAD!! I was very impressed with our food. Everything was perfectly cooked!! When I first made this reservation I was concerned that people wouldn't find something they'd like. We had done dinner here in 2005 when Captain Mickey & friends hosted a character meal. I know a few people had a hard time finding something to eat. We looked at the menu prior to going & was hoping everyone would find something since we were paying a steep price for this dinner. Hooray!! Success!!

After dinner, they bring out the dessert trays:


I think these were fruit flavored marzipan....but don't quote me...they were good!!:


Chocolate Ganauche:


Chocolate Lava Cake:


Tiramisu in Chocolate Cups:


Macaroons:


White Chocolate Film Strip:






After we paid for our dinner, we received our FP's for the World of Color Show.

6 ADULTS @ $36.99/ea 2 CHILD @ $20.99/ea + TAX + TIP= $364.73 less 15% AP Disc = $325.14

This was an expensive meal, but the food was the best we had all trip & not having to deal with getting FP's first thing in the morning was well worth it. We had great seats for the show & the show was AWESOME!!


Next post will have pictures while we waited for the show to begin!
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #906
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When we left the restaurant, I noticed a number of CM's with rope & such....so I figured they would be the best to ask about returning & where to go for the show. They said they'd be roping off a waiting area & to come back around 7:30. People went off in different directions & were told to meet back at 7:30pm. About 7pm I noticed the "corral" of people was getting pretty thick, so tried to gather everyone early. There are CM's with colored flags that will coordinate with the color section you have on your FP. I didn't really see a color listed on ours, so I asked where we were supposed to line up. We were told in the left line. Once everyone was there, we got into line. A CM was going done the line & I asked her if we were in the right place. She said to follow her. We were escorted by everyone & taken up to a different waiting area. We inquired about the wheelchair seating, but she figured we could get a unobstructed view in the dining section if we got on the railing. They started to take people in (a number of them in wheelchairs) & she had us follow. Well, they were seating the wheelchair section first. We got down there & told them we decided not to do that section but go to the dining area....so they let us into there & got on the railing!!! The only thing between us & the water was a lower tier called the "Wet Zone"....the area right in front of our railing was a walkway....so no one would be in front of the kids!!

Here are some pics of the pier area as we waited for the show to begin:









The Fun Wheel:






Ariel's Grotto:





The Fun Wheel again:





California Screamin:



Derek & Addy:




Next post will have the Pre-Show!!

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Old 08-10-2010, 12:31 PM   #907
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Love the newest pics. We did this meal as well and I have to say we had the seafood antipasta and it was really good. I guess if you don't like seafood you wouldn't like it but it also had a bunch of meats too and I thought it was really yummy.

And I had the tri tip and it was really good. I wouldn't say the best meal I've ever had and don't know if it was worth 36 bucks but then you are paying for the show too so I think for THAT it is def worth it!

I only wish that we had known where to stand so that THAT part of it was worth it but now we know!!
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:48 PM   #908
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The Pre-Show began around 8:45pm & it was welcomed since the twins were getting quite restless. It was somewhat loud with music & bright, lit up, bigger than life puppets of Genie from Aladdin, Mike from Monster's Inc, Tigger, Sebastian from the Little Mermaid & Luminair from Beauty & the Beast. We ended up with Mike right in front of us & he even high fived the kids!! Cute show & it got you all excited & ready for the big show!!

























Next up the Main Feature......World of Color!!
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:53 PM   #909
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Loving your report Laurie!!! Great pics looks like the family had a great time!!! Looking forward to more!!!!!!
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Love the newest pics. We did this meal as well and I have to say we had the seafood antipasta and it was really good. I guess if you don't like seafood you wouldn't like it but it also had a bunch of meats too and I thought it was really yummy.

And I had the tri tip and it was really good. I wouldn't say the best meal I've ever had and don't know if it was worth 36 bucks but then you are paying for the show too so I think for THAT it is def worth it!

I only wish that we had known where to stand so that THAT part of it was worth it but now we know!!
I love seafood....but the table wanted the veggies....so that's what we got. Up to this point, our food had been mediocre at best (with the exception of Millie's)....so this was a welcomed surprise....and not one complaint at the table!! It was a steep price but still cheaper than the dessert seating for Fantasmic!! This one you got the whole meal & dessert.....and the dining area for seating was well worth the price!
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Loving your report Laurie!!! Great pics looks like the family had a great time!!! Looking forward to more!!!!!!
I'm glad you're enjoying it!! I love doing these & glad I get a few followers!!
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Who's ready for some World of Color?!!! Here we gooooooo.......




The Little Mermaid:







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More World of Color coming up!!

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Pocahontus:






Bugs Life:



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Bambi:



Dumbo:



Tarzan:



Lady & the Tramp:



Princess & the Frog:



Beauty & the Beast:




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Wow it looks like you had a GREAT view!! I'm glad! All we could see were heads and just the VERY top maybe 1/4th of the water stuff. It was pretty dissapointing but I think we are going to try the picnics next time. So glad you had a good view!!
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Snow White:



Sleeping Beauty:



Cinderella:






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World of Color sign.....no matter how hard I tried....I never could capture all the letters lit up....drove me nuts!!










The World of Color show was full of music & pictures from the classic & current Disney & Pixar movies. It was colorful, exciting, & beautifully done. The projections on the water screens were just amazing!! Some of the water jets shot so high that I was able to see them from our balcony at the HoJo.

This is a show that can't be missed!! You can stand in the FP line, get the picnic meal or dine at Ariel's Grotto or Wine Country Trattoria....but what ever you decide.....make sure you see this show!! You will walk away smiling & amazed at how brilliantly done it was!!


As we were leaving the park, the Disneyland fireworks were going off.....so I captured a few pics as I made my way thru the esplanade.






Derek, Betty, Anthony, Addy, the twins & I went back to the motel for the night. Mike, Tyler & Nick went & rode Snow White, Pinocchio, Mr Toad's Wild Ride, Teacups & possibly a few other rides before calling it a day.

This concludes Day Two!!!
Day three will include: River Belle Terrace, Drawn to the Magic & sick kids.
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