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Old 09-14-2010, 11:17 PM   #31
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Minnie's Visit





CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST...
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I'm caught up!

I would have freaked out waking up late after the nap But good idea to change the plans instead of rushing with the chance of still missing it. I can't decide if we want WPE or Raglan Road when we go to DTD...hmmm

And you pics from Chef Mickey's gets me excited for my March trip with the kids!!! Looks like so much fun
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Minnie was the last character so after our visit with her, we paid our bill and left. Once outside of Chef Mickey's, DFi wanted find a DSA to smoke. I told him it might be better if we went elsewhere since I wasn't that familiar with the DSAs for CR. I told him Poly might be a better choice since it had a lot of outdoor areas. Plus I wanted to check out the gift shops there since Poly is one of my favorite resorts. So he said ok and we took the monorail to Poly. Here are a few pics we took:




The kids being silly


Poly's pool






DFi waiting for the monorail after Haylee convinced him to wear the Mickey hat. This was the first and last time he wore that hat. After a quick Poly visit, we made our way to MK.

Up Next, our first day at MK. Will we be able to stay the whole day or will the heat ruin our plans?
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:36 PM   #34
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I'm caught up!

I would have freaked out waking up late after the nap But good idea to change the plans instead of rushing with the chance of still missing it. I can't decide if we want WPE or Raglan Road when we go to DTD...hmmm

And you pics from Chef Mickey's gets me excited for my March trip with the kids!!! Looks like so much fun
Thanks for reading along! I did freak out a little but decided it was probably for the best. It did disappoint me since it is the 2nd time I have missed out on eating at the Boardwalk area. On my 2006 trip, I had a lunch ADR on our arrival day at Big River Grille & Brewing Works. However, my friend's flight was delayed. Because of that, we decided since we had a dinner ADR for Fulton's that we should just cancel the lunch ADR and split a sandwich at EoS. This also turned out well since we loved EoS. But from now on, I will not be planning any BW ADRs for arrival day and just plan them for Epcot or relaxing days.

Chef Mickey's is a lot of fun. I'm not sure if we will go on our next trip or not just because the girls are getting older and there are several other restaurants we want to try. But if they request it then I definitely will.

I ate at Raglan Road on the 2006 trip and loved it. The atmosphere was nice and the food was good, too. I had fish and chips & was very pleased with my choice. Though WPE tops it. They had a great variety. Plus, it was the best QS we had on the entire trip. Everything that we tried was amazing.
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I love that your daughter's cow is named Bella...it reminds me of the SNL skit with More Cowbell, lol!!!
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I am so excited that I get to read along as you post. I was actually worried about missing updates while I was on our trip.

I think character meals are such a good way to meet the characters. The food is maybe not the greatest, but it is so neat to get the characters to come to you. (even if you do have to wait).

I love all the pics of your family. The girls are so pretty!

Cant wait to hear how you deal with the heat! Good grief, I think we about melted.
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I love the pics from Chef Mickey's, it looks like a lot of fun!
I agree about the character dining being a great way to see the charaters without the lines. I was going back and forth between Chef Mickey's and Garden Grill. My youngest DS made the choice for us when he kept going on about meeting Chip and Dale. Same as Chef Mickey's the food was not great, but we got to see all the character two or three times which was great. We did get lucky seeing Donald in Epcot, and Minnie and Goofy in AK with hardly any lines so it worked out.

We all tried the Tye Dye cheesecake too and did'nt look much different from your daughter when we were done They were giving out samples on napkins at the main desk when we checked in. There were no forks so not only our teeth but our fingers were multicolored too. It was really good though but even that small piece was enough for me, very rich.

Loving your trip report so far, can't wait to ready more!!!!
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:12 AM   #38
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Our first full day Part 2

After our mini monorail resorts tour (minus GF), we went to MK. Now I must tell you before I continue, this day was one of the hottest of the trip being topped by the final/departure day that was also in MK. It was also very crowded. I guess that a lot of people were getting in their last minute trips before school started. We arrived at MK at a little bit before noon based on the time these pictures were taken.





I also got a pic of this restaurant since I really wanted the kids to see the paw prints outside of it. I have never eaten here since I have heard so so reviews about it but I like the theming.





To keep cool, we walked through several shops. While DFi and the girls were looking around a shop, I walked outside for a minute and saw these guys.



I only saw them sing part of a song and tell a few jokes. They were very entertaining and I wished I could've stayed longer to watch them but it was entirely too hot.

After that, we made our way to Tomorrowland where there was a 5 minute wait for Stitch's Great Escape so we did that first. Everyone liked it and had no issues. DFi wanted to ride Space Mountain but the wait was 60 minutes so we decided to save it for later, possibly during EMH. Next, we went to Carousel of Progress which also only had a 5 minute wait. We all enjoyed this, too, especially since it was a nice break from the heat. After that we headed towards Haunted Mansion since it was something the kids really wanted to ride and it is one of my faves. And at this point, the heat was getting worse and worse with no sign of rain. Once we got to HM, there was a 20 minute wait so I mentioned waiting to ride it later and DFi said since it is only 20 minutes, it shouldn't be that big of a deal. Turns out everyone thought that too and our wait was more around 30 to 40 minutes. Fortunately we were in a covered waiting area so it was tolerable.




After our longer than expected wait, we rode HM. Alleyah rode with me and Haylee rode with her dad/DFi. Both girls kept their eyes closed for pretty much the whole ride. But afterwards, they both said they loved it. Being still tired for the day before and worn down from the heat, we decided it was best to go back to POP for a break and then come back in the evening. As we made our way to the front of the park, I noticed wait times for most of the rides were up to 30 to 60 minutes so leaving at this time was definitely a good choice. Once at the bus stop, we waited a bit but made it back to POP at around 4pm.


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I love that your daughter's cow is named Bella...it reminds me of the SNL skit with More Cowbell, lol!!!
She wanted to name it Claribel after the Disney cow but I think she settled on Bella because it was similiar. Bella shows up a couple more times in our pics. We had a lot of fun posing her on our departure day.

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I am so excited that I get to read along as you post. I was actually worried about missing updates while I was on our trip.

I think character meals are such a good way to meet the characters. The food is maybe not the greatest, but it is so neat to get the characters to come to you. (even if you do have to wait).

I love all the pics of your family. The girls are so pretty!

Cant wait to hear how you deal with the heat! Good grief, I think we about melted.
Thanks for the comment on the girls! We took a lot of breaks to deal with the heat and we still had a couple minor meltdowns. We have decided that we will go for a longer time on the next trip to take things a little slower to avoid the meltdowns and manage the heat.

I am glad you get to read along, too. I have been so busy since we got back that I haven't been able to update as much as I wish I could.

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I love the pics from Chef Mickey's, it looks like a lot of fun!
I agree about the character dining being a great way to see the charaters without the lines. I was going back and forth between Chef Mickey's and Garden Grill. My youngest DS made the choice for us when he kept going on about meeting Chip and Dale. Same as Chef Mickey's the food was not great, but we got to see all the character two or three times which was great. We did get lucky seeing Donald in Epcot, and Minnie and Goofy in AK with hardly any lines so it worked out.

We all tried the Tye Dye cheesecake too and did'nt look much different from your daughter when we were done They were giving out samples on napkins at the main desk when we checked in. There were no forks so not only our teeth but our fingers were multicolored too. It was really good though but even that small piece was enough for me, very rich.

Loving your trip report so far, can't wait to ready more!!!!
Thanks! After riding The Land and DFi checking out the menu, we are planning an ADR for Garden Grill for our next trip. We also got to see a few characters outside of the meal with little to no lines. But others' lines were really long.

The cheesecake is very rich and very messy. But I'm glad I tried it and will definitely get it again next time we visit POP.
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I'm caught up again! I love Chef Mickey! I just read how they're changing it and Mickey isn't coming to the tables anymore to visit. He's going to be at the front of the restaurant now only for pictures when you first arrive. Not sure I like that change.

So smart of you to walk around the Poly. Four visits under my belt and I've yet to tour the resort like that.

Great idea to head back to Pop for a break... everyone looks so hot!
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Sorry for not posting an update recently. Work and family stuff has been keeping me very busy. I promise I will post some new updates tomorrow and Wednesday. Hope everyone has been having a good week so far!
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Sorry for not posting an update recently. Work and family stuff has been keeping me very busy. I promise I will post some new updates tomorrow and Wednesday. Hope everyone has been having a good week so far!
Hope things settle down for you soon, would love to hear more!
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It's perfectly understandable. We'll be here when you have time to post.
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I have returned...

I apologize for my lack of updates. I have been very busy and preoccupied with home and work stuff. I've been busy applying for jobs and am blessed to be finally starting a new CNA job. I will share more with you later about that. As for the next update of my TR, I must warn you our trip was far from drama free and this upcoming segment only takes 2nd place in the drama department. I have some errands to run but I will be back this afternoon/evening to give you the next update.
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