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Old 09-07-2010, 09:05 AM   #16
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Hi, great report so far! I'm going to watch for your details on heat/weather, as we're going around the same time next year. We've never been in August and I'm scared! Your welcome picture isn't easing my mind, either...
The rain did stop shortly after we arrived. It drizzled off and on all week but it was a welcome relief from the morning humidity. Overall, it wasn't too bad regarding the heat/rain. Though one day it did rain most of the day but it was light so we didn't mind it. We did take a lot of breaks and retreats back to POP for some pool time. Our last/departure day was the worst as far as heat.
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Woo hoo! You've made it to Pop! Typical warm Florida rain welcoming you in too. I don't remember seeing that "Where's the Beef?!" sign.

I haven't had the tie-dye cheesecake yet! Definately on my must try list for Nov/Dec.

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Woo hoo! You've made it to Pop! Typical warm Florida rain welcoming you in too. I don't remember seeing that "Where's the Beef?!" sign.

I haven't had the tie-dye cheesecake yet! Definately on my must try list for Nov/Dec.

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I didn't see it either...lol. I told DFi to take a picture of that because of the little mushroom bowl on the left because my mom had the whole set when I was younger. He says he mentioned it to me by saying "Where's the Beef?" But I ignored him just figuring he was hungry...lol
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I didn't see it either...lol. I told DFi to take a picture of that because of the little mushroom bowl on the left because my mom had the whole set when I was younger. He says he mentioned it to me by saying "Where's the Beef?" But I ignored him just figuring he was hungry...lol
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Our First Evening at WDW

As I mentioned previously, we had decided that after our POP lunch that we would take a nap and get rested for our dinner at Cape May. The kids and I love crab legs so we were really looking forward to this meal. Our reservation was for 7:55pm so I set the room alarm clock to 5:00pm. That would give us plenty of time to shower and change before making our way to Cape May. We settled in for our nap at around 2:30pm. We were very tired so we slept very well. Now at home, DFi normally wakes up before the alarm clock. So he wakes me up asking what time we needed to be up and I said 5:00pm. He then says uh oh and then I look at the clock to check the time and see that it is 7:28pm ! I figured it was too late to make our reservation or ask to see if we could go a little later so I just called Disney Dining and cancelled the reservation. After that we decided to just have dinner at DTD at either EoS or WPE since we had skipped it for lunch. So we get up, get dressed and leave for the buses to catch one to DTD. I also tried to take a few POP pics on our way out but my camera was having humidity issues .





We did not wait very long before a bus was there to pick us up. Once we arrived at DTD, we headed straight to WPE so DFi could see if anything on that menu interested him. We all agreed that we wanted to eat there instead of EoS so we got in line at WPE. The line was a bit out the door but not as bad as I have seen in the past. It's one of the reasons I had never eaten there before. We did not wait very long and were soon placing orders and being seated. So here is the food that we ordered:



Mine - Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf: this was amazing and a huge portion. DFi hates meatloaf but loved this. The mashed potatoes were perfect. I also got a soda, a frozen yogurt for dessert and paid OOP for a glass of chardonnay to split with DFi.



DFi - Oven Roasted Salmon: This was also very delicious. He also got this with soda and a frozen yogurt.



Haylee - Spaghetti & Meatballs: Also very tasty and a huge portion. Those meatballs are much larger than they seem. She got a coke and frozen yogurt with this. She could not finish this and had to get a to go box. We all munched on it later and it was still very good.



Alleyah - Pennette Chicken Alfredo: This was very yummy, too, and a big portion. She got a coke and brownie with this. She also had to get a to go box for this and it was also yummy later.

After dinner, we were too full for our frozen yogurts and just wanted to get a dessert to take with us. However, they only had 1 chocolate chip cookie left. So Haylee took that and we just skipped dessert. We really enjoyed this meal and will definitely be eating there again. Plus you can't beat the QS value for this. Most of our QS meals cost around $60. This one cost around $90. All of this was free for us since we had the Free DP but if we were using the DP when it wasn't free, this is definitely a great use of a QS credit.


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After dinner, we decided to explore DTD for a bit. You will have to excuse the frizzy hair and grumpy faces. We are all still very tired at this point. In between the pics, we wandered in and out of shops.


Alleyah saw Buzz and wanted a pic with him. Haylee was less than enthused to be a part of this.



Haylee wanted a pic with her favorite princess, Aurora, but was still not in a very good mood.


Haylee checking out the lego family


Alleyah and Haylee posing with the lego family







Lego Store Windows


Lego Dinosaur


Lego Transformer


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Alleyah and Haylee in front of the Lego Dragon



Lego Dragon


Alleyah and Haylee trying to avoid being eaten by the dinosaur at T-Rex

We didn't stay in DTD very long before we decided we were too tired to continue. So we headed back to POP for a swim before heading to bed. After a swim in the computer pool, we munched our our leftover desserts from our POP lunch.





Haylee enjoying her tie-dye cheesecake


Alleyah enjoying her dirt cup

After enjoying our desserts, we headed to bed to rest up for our breakfast at Chef Mickey's and our first day at MK!
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Yay!

Aww, love the TR so far! I can't imagine spending 13 hours on a train! It sounds like you guys pulled it off well though. The food at WPE looks so good! I wish we stopped there, but we didn't eat in DTD. Hopefully next time!
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I am all caught up!

It is so weird looking at your pics...I was just there less than a week ago. Your food at WPE...I have similar pics. It was one of my favorite meals!!!! We did skip the tie dye cheesecake. Looking at your dd...I am thinking...it may have been one of the good decisions we made on our trip.
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Loving your TR. I'm excited to be with my little nephews next week when they get to see all of those amazing Lego creations!! Wow!
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Fun report so far--I look forward to reading more!
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Aww, love the TR so far! I can't imagine spending 13 hours on a train! It sounds like you guys pulled it off well though. The food at WPE looks so good! I wish we stopped there, but we didn't eat in DTD. Hopefully next time!
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You should definitely try it. I had been putting it off for a while due to the long lines but I am definitely glad we tried it. I know we will definitely be going back since it became one of our faves!

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It is so weird looking at your pics...I was just there less than a week ago. Your food at WPE...I have similar pics. It was one of my favorite meals!!!! We did skip the tie dye cheesecake. Looking at your dd...I am thinking...it may have been one of the good decisions we made on our trip.
It was also one of our favorite meals. The cheesecake was worth the mess. I got one later on in the week and it was very yummy and not as messy for me.

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Loving your TR. I'm excited to be with my little nephews next week when they get to see all of those amazing Lego creations!! Wow!
Thanks! They are really amazing. Each one of those windows is representing different cities from all the world.
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Our first full day Part 1

After a rough arrival day, we got a good night's sleep and were ready for our first full day/ first MK day. After the alarm clock incident, I decided wake up calls were a better idea especially since we had a 10:35am ADR for Check Mickey's. I wanted us up and out the door by 9:15am so I set the wakeup call for 8:30am. We all had showered the night before so we only needed to get dressed and go. However, I couldn't sleep so I was up by 7:45 or 8:00. After that it didn't take long for everyone else to wake up, too. We ended up leaving the room around 9:00am. Once we got to the bus stop, we only had to wait a few minutes for the MK bus to arrive. However, it was very crowded so we had to stand. This happened a few times on the trip and we were ok with it most of time. Once we were arrived at MK, we made our way to the monorail to go to CR. We also did not wait very long and were able to get seats. Here a couple monorail pics:


Alleyah and DFi


Haylee

We arrived at CR at around 10:00 so we decided to check out the gift shops before checking in. DFi had left his lighter behind at POP by accident and needed to get a new one since we did not have plans to go back to POP until later in the evening.

At around 10:20, we went to Chef Mickey's to check in. It was very crowded considering our late breakfast ADR time. I guess it must have something to do with FD. We waited a few minutes longer than our ADR. I think we were seated at around 10:40 or 10:45. Here are a few pics of us waiting to be buzzed.








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I must apologize for this next part. We were very hungry so I forgot to take a lot of food pics. I only have one actually but I have plenty of character pics. So once we were seated, our waiter came to the table and took our drink orders. He also told us that we had plenty of time to eat since the characters would not be back to our area for about 20 minutes. So we went up to pile our plates with food. I immediately grabbed a little bit of my faves: Minnie's Breakfast Pizza, Mickey Waffles, and Goofy's Vegetable Lasagna. I also got a few other things. I always get a little bit of each thing on buffets so that I'm able to try a lot of new things. Of course, I got teased a little by my family because of how full my plate was. However, that was the only plate I had since I was too full to go back for more. So here is the one pic of food and it's one of Haylee's plates:



She was a big fan of the cheese eggs. She absolutely loves cheese so the cheese covered eggs were a big deal to her. She also liked the Mickey Waffles which surprised her. I told her before the trip that she needed to try them. She didn't want to because she doesn't usually like waffles but she did anyway and was very glad she did. Alleyah also liked them a lot. DFi said the food was ok but not great. I agree with him. When I ate there in 2006, it was a lot better. However, we both agree that eating there is worth it to avoid the long character lines. Once we finished eating, the characters had still not made their way over. After about ten more minutes, they came to our area. The only downside is that we were the next to last table in their order of visits. This is odd because our table was very close to the entrance of the room. This frustrated the kids because they would have wait and watch as the characters went by our table, visited with almost every other table before us and then finally got to us. I apologized to them since I had no idea that this was a possibility. In the end it was well worth the wait to see the looks on their faces. We also got to sing along with the characters and they wished another kid "happy birthday"

Haylee waiting for the characters





Happy Birthday Sing Along


Pluto signing Alleyah's hat

Pluto Signing Haylee's autograph book

The kids and Pluto (they are still a little annoyed after the wait in this pic. They get more cheerful as more characters arrive)


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Goofy's Visit




Mickey's Visit






DFi taking an unexpected pic of me while we wait for Donald. (this is an awful pic of me but since I posted the one of him in the Mickey hat, it is only fair to post an embarassing pic of myself)


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