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Old 05-31-2010, 07:51 PM   #136
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Darn, I was hoping that you knew of a super secret entrance.

I think the idea of getting more days instead of park hoppers. We have that same discussion each trip. Since this time we are staying at the BCV and during F&W we will probably be hitting Epcot every single day at some point in the day.

I think skipping AK in the middle of summer is a good idea. It's amazing how hot that park can be in the spring and winter, I can't imagine how hot/humid it would be in the middle of summer.

I've heard about Teva's I'll have to check them out. I'm always on the lookout for comfortable shoes.
Yeah, I wish I had my own entrance! But I'm excited about using the IG!
I would love to go to Epcot every day (I'd hit all the WS food!) but my crazy family thinks there are other places to go! I am sure that none of us will really miss AK. Didn't bother us in December that we didn't go. I keep telling DH - some day we're going to have to go for 8 or 9 days so we can go everywhere and still have some down time at the resort. Ideally the Poly or someplace wonderful! I'd need a pretty dang good discount for that to happen!
The Tevas are doing okay so far. I wore them around today while I was putzing around the house and doing a couple errands. So far, so good. The thingy between the toes is still a bit weird to me, but it doesn't hurt or cause blisters.

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Try the Hollywood at the Brown Derby! It was a super, yummy drink!

I think your new plans are great -- with the summer heat, you may decide that laying by the pool in the afternoon is the best thing to do!
OOH, what's in the Hollywood??? It might be just what I need after a DHS morning of TSM crazies!!
I know we want to enjoy that pool that everyone claims is best on property. That's partly why we picked that resort. Even though this trip is short, we do want to enjoy the resort as much as we can.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:52 PM   #137
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Hey Sheree!!

I think it is a solid plan to ditch the PH's and skip AK - Waaayyyy tooo hot!!

The movie in France was meh for us but definitely a great way to get out of the heat!!

Glad you finally found some shoes! I really hope they work for you!!

My favourite drink at DHS was definitely the Frozen Lemonade!! So cold and so very yummy!!!
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:59 PM   #138
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OOH, what's in the Hollywood??? It might be just what I need after a DHS morning of TSM crazies!!
I couldn't remember, so I had to go look it up -- vodka, chambord, and pineapple juice. It was a lovely pink color and very light and fruity!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:04 PM   #139
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Hey Sheree!!

I think it is a solid plan to ditch the PH's and skip AK - Waaayyyy tooo hot!!

The movie in France was meh for us but definitely a great way to get out of the heat!!

Glad you finally found some shoes! I really hope they work for you!!

My favourite drink at DHS was definitely the Frozen Lemonade!! So cold and so very yummy!!!
Hi Kimmy!!!! How are you? I cannot remember the movie in France - I think I saw it many years ago (pre -kids maybe?)
I know I will be enjoying frozen lemonades! It will be cool and refreshing!

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I couldn't remember, so I had to go look it up -- vodka, chambord, and pineapple juice. It was a lovely pink color and very light and fruity!
Okay, That sounds like something I would like. I don't even know what chambord is! LOL!
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Okay, That sounds like something I would like. I don't even know what chambord is! LOL!
I don't either, but it was tasty!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:18 PM   #141
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I think those are good plans! The park hoppers are not worth being used only once.

You know, I've never had an adult beverage at Brown Derby but Jackie's suggestion sounds pretty darn good.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:03 PM   #142
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I just googled Chambord. It is a French black raspberry liquer.

Yup, I will definitely like the Hollywood!!!

Chambord is also in the Pretoria Punch at Boma: Inspired by the capital of South Africa, we off a refreshing blend of Malibu coconut rum, Chambord, and a luscious blend of fruit juices. - $8.00
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Hey Sheree...glad you found some neat shoes! That always makes you feel better!!!! I ain't really keen on the AK either...wouldn't hurt me to skip it from now on....why or why does that park have to be so hot and hard to navigate?!! I only started taking the kids the last few trips...Mike and ds14 like the EE...ds11 and dd like the boneyard....hello.....we can just skp all that right? by the time you get over there and they do that I am ready to eat lunch and beat it to the bus!! That park just wears me out. We do 8 or 9 day trips and I STILL have a hard time squeezing it in for a half day!!!!! Geez!!! It's just a hassle for me!!!
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I just googled Chambord. It is a French black raspberry liquer.

Yup, I will definitely like the Hollywood!!!

Chambord is also in the Pretoria Punch at Boma: Inspired by the capital of South Africa, we off a refreshing blend of Malibu coconut rum, Chambord, and a luscious blend of fruit juices. - $8.00
You could make that day a Chambord day all around -- have the Hollywood at the Brown Derby, and the Pretoria Punch at Boma.
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The movie in France was meh for us but definitely a great way to get out of the heat!!
It's a great place for a little nap! I don't really remember the movie!

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You could make that day a Chambord day all around -- have the Hollywood at the Brown Derby, and the Pretoria Punch at Boma.
WOW, those both sound good!
It's 11am here...but it's 5 o'clock somewhere right?
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Just read your PTR and am loving it!
Chambord caught my eye
I LOVE it. Try a little in your champagne
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Sounds like your plans are really coming together! I'm with you on skipping the hoppers--much better to use the money for upgrading dining!
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Just found your TR. It was all that talk about alcohol that sucked me in - pineapple juice, chambord, and vodka - yum! I want that now!

I think it is smart to give up the park hoppers. I have an AP, but when I didn't I really made good use of the base ticket. Its a great money saver and I think its funs to do one park a day. It makes the planning a little tricky, but it also has great rewards!
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Hey Sheree...glad you found some neat shoes! That always makes you feel better!!!! I ain't really keen on the AK either...wouldn't hurt me to skip it from now on....why or why does that park have to be so hot and hard to navigate?!! I only started taking the kids the last few trips...Mike and ds14 like the EE...ds11 and dd like the boneyard....hello.....we can just skp all that right? by the time you get over there and they do that I am ready to eat lunch and beat it to the bus!! That park just wears me out. We do 8 or 9 day trips and I STILL have a hard time squeezing it in for a half day!!!!! Geez!!! It's just a hassle for me!!!
I'm liking the new Tevas. Hard to drive in them for me though! I definitely need an extra couple days to make sure I have enough for AK and everything else! Guess it won't be on this trip!

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You could make that day a Chambord day all around -- have the Hollywood at the Brown Derby, and the Pretoria Punch at Boma.
That works for me!!

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It's a great place for a little nap! I don't really remember the movie!



WOW, those both sound good!
It's 11am here...but it's 5 o'clock somewhere right?
Yea, I bet when it's 11 am here, it's 5 where you are! That's how I'm going to justify having a drink with my lunch! I'll toast to you in Europe! (am I right that you're in Europe? Sometimes I mix people up!)

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Just read your PTR and am loving it!
Chambord caught my eye
I LOVE it. Try a little in your champagne
Oh, yeah, that sounds good!! I'm so glad I'm attracting readers by talking about alcoholic drinks!

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Sounds like your plans are really coming together! I'm with you on skipping the hoppers--much better to use the money for upgrading dining!
My Disney trips are turning into being all about the food! LOL

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Just found your TR. It was all that talk about alcohol that sucked me in - pineapple juice, chambord, and vodka - yum! I want that now!

I think it is smart to give up the park hoppers. I have an AP, but when I didn't I really made good use of the base ticket. Its a great money saver and I think its funs to do one park a day. It makes the planning a little tricky, but it also has great rewards!
As I said, drawing in readers via booze!

Yeah, since it's a short trip, I would rather skip a whole park than just spend two hours in each of two parks. Seems like we'd be wasting a lot of time running around. We really want to take it easy.

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Sunday 8/1 Our last day at Beach Club!

Well, I'm counting on getting at least one other day back at WDW while we're at the beach, so I won't be too depressed on this day.
We have breakfast at Cape May Cafe at 9:15. We'll have to load up the rental car. I'd love it if we had a chance to enjoy the pool one more time before we leave, but we'll have to play that by ear.
Has anyone figured out where I need to go??

Shopping of course!




I still haven't gotten over to downtown Disney! Since we most likely won't go on arrival day, we'll have to hit it before we leave. I must go back to Basin!

Last trip we bought a lot of gifts (it was December) of soaps. We bought one bath bomb (only one!) and we made it last by breaking it into pieces. Must have more!!! I will probably go to the Christmas shop and get a 2010 ornament. Or maybe we'll just hit World of Disney. If I use my Disney Visa I get an added discount!


If we have any snack credits left, we'll get some things to go. We still have a dining credit to use, and I suppose we'll go to Wolfgang Puck Express. Last trip we went to Earl of Sandwich and really liked that.


Maybe we'll take a vote! Or if we're still at BC and get hungry, we could try Beaches and Cream.

I think we should get something yummy from Ghiradelli too! Don't you?

At some point in the afternoon, we'll hit the highway and head toward Port Canaveral. I'll just pretend I'm getting on a Disney cruise ship! HA! We'll have to turn just a bit south from the port and go to Cocoa Beach to Cape Caribe, our resort for the next week!
Once we're there, checked in and meet up with the SIL's family, we'll probably head to a grocery store and stock up on some goodies. Drinks, stuff to make for meals in the room. It will be a 2 BR condo, so I think we'll probably eat quite a bit in the room.
Does anyone have any recommendations for restaurants in Cocoa Beach are??


We're planning on going to the Kennedy Space Center one day and hopefully back to WDW for one or two!!

I will be making the phone call to Disney this week to change our tickets and dining plan! And make the final payment! YIKES!
I'll keep you all posted and will be making many more lists too!!
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