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Old 11-16-2010, 06:59 PM   #1561
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Food at the Cali Grill looked really yummy! My hubbby and I both enjoy sushi! Love the pics from ur late night shopping trip. To bad you were to full for a sundae. Great update.
Thanks Mary! Sushi is great, isn't it?

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WOW! All caught up- wanted you to know I'm still enjoying every minute of your "ride". Looks like you had a FABulous meal at CG, I really hope to get back there someday soon. Great pics of all of you, BTW!
Thank you! Hope you get back there soon! I can't wait to read about all of the places you and your husband got to on your trip!

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Just came back from a stay at the Beach Club, and the free wifi is no longer being offered in the lobby or pool area! when we asked about it, the concierge told us that people complained about having free wifi. Yeah, i do not think that's the real reason!
Really??? Darn! That is too bad. As for this "due to guest demand" excuse, isn't this getting to be a bit ridiculous?! They use this excuse for everything these days it seems. People *complained* about having free wi-fi access in the lobby??? Yeah, right!

I'll bet the exchange went something like this:

Guest: I would like to speak to the manager. My wife tells me that she can access free wi-fi from the pool deck and lobby area and I wanna know why.

Manager: I am sorry sir. We created that because we figured at an average of $300 a night you folks were already paying enough for your rooms, and we didn't need to nickle and dime you for wi-fi in the common areas. We did it to be nice. Honest.

Guest: Well I don't think it's right. Everyone else on property gets to pay for their wi-fi. We should too.

Manager: I am understand sir. You are right sir. It is your right to pay for wi-fi just like every other guest on property. We will pull the free wi-fi immediately.


I am sure that after responding to numerous guest "complaints" just like this everyday they really had no choice but to pull it.

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Hi! We just came back too and, when we asked, they told us that it was a "test" (that lasted a couple of years) and they decided not to go with the free wi-fi. Also, the bellhop told us that he thought they were going to offer it in the rooms rather than the lobby, but there was nothing free offered during our stay. Bummer!
Yeah, and I guess they received nothing but negative comments from guests on their "test" of free wi-fi, right?

What exactly would they be testing? How many people did they have to please a day by having free wi-fi for the test to be considered a success? Geeesh!

This is just like the free computer "test" they tried out in the rooms at the Contemporary. I HATE when they create these conveniences and then take them away. It is worse than if they never had them in the first place.

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Your meal at Cali Grill looked scrumptious! That's a Disney restaurant that I haven't tried yet, someday I will. I think Grumpy would like it too, he loves sushi!

I'm so jealous of your nightly shopping trips to DTD once the kids were in bed - I just may have to rent a car next trip for that very reason
Trust me Michelle...if there were 2 things about WDW that could eventually turn Chris around, it was the resorts (mostly the Beach Club) and signature dining. If Don likes sushi I am fairly confident you won't have a struggle with CG.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #1562
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Hey there!

Hi everyone...remember me? I am the person who is supposed to be writing this TR.

Sorry I have been scarce here lately. I have been dealing with a lot of things at home and at work, and have not had much chance to come up for air. And this weekend is not looking much better. By the following weekend I should be back, and I am really going to try to blow through the last few updates as quick as I can. No one is more anxious than me to put this thing to bed! I have a ton of catching up to do on the other TRs I have been following!

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:39 AM   #1563
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Hope things calm down for you soon -- we'll all still be here when you get back!
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #1564
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I just wanted to thank you for telling us about the Four Parks, One World CD. We picked up a copy from the Yacht Club gift shop last week and I LOVE it! I've been listening to it at work the last couple days and people are probably wondering why I have such a big grin! So, thank you! Great recommendation!
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:38 PM   #1565
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My four parks cd is in the mail, and I have gotten several great ideas for our next trip while reading your trip report. Great report, thank you!!
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #1566
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I have been reading your trip report over the last few days. You have done a great job documenting your trip. I can't wait to read the rest!
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:16 AM   #1567
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I just noticed you have BC and Sheraton Vistana (sp) listed on your signature for October 2010 - have you been to the magical place again?? If so, was it good?
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:16 PM   #1568
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Thanks so much for the great California Grill review! We are so looking forward to eating there. The food looks amazing. And super cute pics of you and your family together. My DD11 loves babies and young children so anytime we go out to eat, she makes friends with them! It's pretty cute.

Looking forward to your update but I understand how life gets in the way of time on the disboards! And again, I love the title of your trip report!
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:42 PM   #1569
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I've been missing you, Trish! We head to WDW tomorrow so I'll check-in when we get back!
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:51 PM   #1570
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I'm still here too! And I remember you! Like you, real life has taken over lately and the DIS has been left to the side, I'm slowly catching up again now.

I just read your last 2 updates - a delicious meal at CR and shopping! I LOVE your idea of hitting the stores late-night solo....I'm sure it's so much easier without children, or a husband! I think I might have to steal this and sneak out one night if I have enough energy after a day in the parks!

I hope all is well for you and that you are able to sneak in some moments for the DIS soon - until then, we'll just hang out waiting for when you can update!
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I'm still here too! And I remember you! Like you, real life has taken over lately and the DIS has been left to the side, I'm slowly catching up again now.

I just read your last 2 updates - a delicious meal at CR and shopping! I LOVE your idea of hitting the stores late-night solo....I'm sure it's so much easier without children, or a husband! I think I might have to steal this and sneak out one night if I have enough energy after a day in the parks!

I hope all is well for you and that you are able to sneak in some moments for the DIS soon - until then, we'll just hang out waiting for when you can update!

You mean the Dis boards aren't real life? Surely you jest!! Just kidding. I know what you mean EXACTLY!
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Hope things calm down for you soon -- we'll all still be here when you get back!
Thanks! Sorry for the delay...have had a busy couple weeks, but hoping to get back on track!

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I just wanted to thank you for telling us about the Four Parks, One World CD. We picked up a copy from the Yacht Club gift shop last week and I LOVE it! I've been listening to it at work the last couple days and people are probably wondering why I have such a big grin! So, thank you! Great recommendation!
Yay! So glad to hear you like it!

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My four parks cd is in the mail, and I have gotten several great ideas for our next trip while reading your trip report. Great report, thank you!!
Great! Hopefully you are enjoying listening to it!

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I have been reading your trip report over the last few days. You have done a great job documenting your trip. I can't wait to read the rest!
Thank you! I should have more up shortly!

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I just noticed you have BC and Sheraton Vistana (sp) listed on your signature for October 2010 - have you been to the magical place again?? If so, was it good?
Yes, I actually managed to sneak in a quick weekend trip with 2xcited2sleep and lurkyloo, coinciding with Food & Wine and some D23 festivities, including Dave Smith (the former Disney archivist's) retirement dinner. Had a wonderful time!
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