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Old 01-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #121
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Sounds like you guys had a fun breakfast! It's so hard for me to convince DBF to go to any character meals-- I think I might show him this so he can see there are guys around his age who love the princesses!
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:52 AM   #122
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quote: " Thanks so much for joining in! How exciting that you have a trip coming up so soon!

I've read about people transferring their photos each night, but I never thought it would be necessary - I could just do that once I got home. Never again! I will definitely be more cautious this time around. And you're right, there are so many tips to be learned here!
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #123
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Love all the pics of empty Epcot. I actually laughed that nobody is in the pics until you get to the huge crowd in front of Akershus! Really pretty pic of you with the Mickey and Minnie. Aisling want to go to Akershus again this trip. I'm hoping that we get Ariel this time (last time we had Mary Poppins and Mulan).
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:21 PM   #124
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Sounds like you guys had a fun breakfast! It's so hard for me to convince DBF to go to any character meals-- I think I might show him this so he can see there are guys around his age who love the princesses!
You definitely should! As you can probably tell, Miguel loves the breakfast at Akershus!

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I've read about people transferring their photos each night, but I never thought it would be necessary - I could just do that once I got home. Never again! I will definitely be more cautious this time around. And you're right, there are so many tips to be learned here!
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In the meantime, I'm still enjoying your photos!!
We had a great time and rode everything we wanted!! We were up early every morning!


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Love all the pics of empty Epcot. I actually laughed that nobody is in the pics until you get to the huge crowd in front of Akershus! Really pretty pic of you with the Mickey and Minnie. Aisling want to go to Akershus again this trip. I'm hoping that we get Ariel this time (last time we had Mary Poppins and Mulan).
Thanks! Yeah, I was wondering where all the people were. Clearly they were all in line for breakfast! Each time we've went to Akershus we've seen Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and Ariel. They must be the typical bunch right now.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #125
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Your TR is the first that I have read and I am really enjoying it. I have been to WDW so many times and never thought to do one. But you just got me hooked. Im headed down in three weeks and am going to try doing my own TR. Love it! Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip!
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Your TR is the first that I have read and I am really enjoying it. I have been to WDW so many times and never thought to do one. But you just got me hooked. Im headed down in three weeks and am going to try doing my own TR. Love it! Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip!
Thank you so much for joining in! It is so much fun to do these reports. I hope you decide to do one for your upcoming trip! Let me know - I'll definitely follow along!
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:20 PM   #127
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Breakfast looks so good! I think I may have to do that on our next trip. Besides, I doubt DBF will be upset about eating with the princesses
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:38 PM   #128
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I loved this series of pictures. Ariel and you do have similar (and beautiful) hair. I keep contemplating going red. Your breakfast looked delicious.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:22 PM   #129
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so, i have been contemplating which 6 TS or character meals to go to while in Disney in Sept..... and I have never been to Akershus (my aunt has and said it was good) but other oppintions are always welcome.... and you both seem to enjoy it well... is it worth it? I love the princesses, and belle is my favorite, so if we went I would want to make sure we saw Belle..... is she there all the time?
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I am looking forward to hearing what you thought of La Hacendia, we are eating there in May.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:40 AM   #131
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Breakfast looks so good! I think I may have to do that on our next trip. Besides, I doubt DBF will be upset about eating with the princesses
The Akershus breakfast is one of the best, in my opinion! I certainly don't have to twist Miguel's arm to go there!

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I loved this series of pictures. Ariel and you do have similar (and beautiful) hair. I keep contemplating going red. Your breakfast looked delicious.
Thank you! The breakfast was so good. Those potatoes are what suck me in - I've to to figure out how to make them at home!

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so, i have been contemplating which 6 TS or character meals to go to while in Disney in Sept..... and I have never been to Akershus (my aunt has and said it was good) but other oppintions are always welcome.... and you both seem to enjoy it well... is it worth it? I love the princesses, and belle is my favorite, so if we went I would want to make sure we saw Belle..... is she there all the time?
It is absolutely worth it! In my opinion, it is the best character breakfast. The food is always wonderful, the CM's who work at the restaurant are some of the nicest in Disney, and it is organized! I think the organization is really the key. It is just so much less hectic than some of the other meals. And yes, Belle is always there! She is at the front and you get your picture taken with her before you are seated. The picture package is included in the price of the meal, too. I believe you get one 8x10 and two 4x6 pictures.

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I am so jealous! La Hacienda got two big thumbs up from us!
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:10 PM   #132
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DAY 3 Ė PT.2

I left off with us finishing up another wonderful breakfast at Akershus and Miguel and I preparing to have some fun in Future World. As soon as we left the restauraunt though, I remembered that I had forgotten my TiW discount! I was so mad at myself. Our bill was over $90 so we could have saved a pretty penny had I remembered! I promptly set myself an alarm to go off during our meal at ĎOhana that evening and told Miguel he better not dare left me forget!

After realizing my mistake, I sent Miguel off to The Land for Soariní fastpasses while I walked over to Test Track. This is always how we start off our Epcot mornings Ė itís a pretty good strategy if I do say so myself!






This morning though, it was taking Miguel a long time to make it over to TT. I waited for what seemed like forever, and watched the wait time slowly increase to 30 minutes! Finally Miguel appeared and we hurried in line!






Thankfully, the wait wasnít truly 30 minutes. I would guess it was about 15, so not too bad. We of course had a great time of this one Ė itís a definite favorite of ours!

Next, we walked over to Mission:Space. This is one that Miguel loves. We normally do a ride of the green side together, and then he goes back in for the orange side (which I will NOT do). This time, though, he opted just for one ride on the green side.




After our flight to Mars, we browsed the gift shop for a minute.




I was hoping to grab TT FPís for later in the day before we headed over to The Land for Soariní and Living with the Land, but we still had about 45 minutes before our window opened up. I remembered the Ellenís Energy Adventure was a 45 minute show, and since we had never seen it before, I suggested we try it out to pass the time.


We waited for maybe five minutes in the pre-show area before being let into the theatre. It was nice to get off of our feet for a while!


We actually really enjoyed this! Itís a little outdated for sure, but we always find it fun to experience something new. We enjoyed the moving aspect and the show really didnít seem that long at all.

Will we do it again? Probably not Ė I think itís one of those, see it once, donít need to see it again things, but we were glad to see it once.

And, we were glad it was time for more Fastpasses!


Finally, it was time to head to The Land!
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Great update!

I always have to start my Epcot mornings with Soarin FP's too, but usually we will just get in the stand by line and ride it right after we get our FP's, if it's early enough in the morning, the line is short enough! I can't get enough Soarin!

LOL you guys are just like Brandon and I with Mission Space now! Except I'm not sure if I can go on the orange side alone, I might be too nervous!

I always want to do Ellen's Energy Adventure, but I never want to commit 45 minutes to it, so we end up skipping it! Someday I hope we will have time to fit it in! I have a feeling I will have the same reaction as you, glad to see it once, but don't really have to do it again!
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You started your Epcot morning the same way that I start mine too! It's such a good way to get a bunch of things done early.

I like Universe of Energy when I need to relax for a while. It's a great way to escape heat/cold, etc.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:17 PM   #135
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Great update. Was Akershus really $90 for two for breakfast?? We always use the DDP, so I'm blind to prices, but that seems excessive, even by Disney standards!!
Universe of Energy is great! Different and a nice break off your feet! I personally love the pre-show-- still laugh every time.
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