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Old 12-30-2011, 02:44 AM   #91
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Nathan's is a fast food restaurant which started on the boardwalk in Coney Island, NYC - way back when... here is a menu:
http://nathansfamous.com/PageFetch/getpage.php?pgid=22
Oh, I could go for a hotdog and fries now!!!
Thanks for helping out the Austrian tourist!
Thank god I just had my breakfast - now on to checking out the restaurant!
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:45 AM   #92
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Yep Nathan's is pretty darn good! They started selling their hot dogs in the grocery stores here in the states but it's not the same making them yourself lol. Nathan's grills their hot dogs so when you bite into them it "snaps" and the flavor is great. They also make really good fries.
This last time I tried Panda Express also which has stir frys and Asian food. Everything is more expensive of course than what we would pay in WI.
The Disney Store is also right around the corner along with other shops.
http://www.orlandoairports.net/concessions/shops.htm
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:07 AM   #93
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The trip back to MCO didn't take long at all! Before we knew it we were at the drive up entrance to the Hyatt. It's a elevator ride up to the lobby. I had pre-ordered our room at http://www.between9and5.com/. (I found that here on the Dis) You can also just walk in without a ressie but I always make one to be safe.

The first time we ever stayed at the Hyatt at MCO our plane broke down and Midwest Express (which is now Airtran) put us up there for the night. Then on our first DCL cruise our flight wasn't scheduled to take off until later in the afternoon so I began scheduling a day room at the Hyatt.

It gives us a chance to take a nap, go for a swim, and relax, before going back through security. The rooms are beautiful. The one we had this time faced the runway. The glass on the verandahs is soundproof.



We headed to our room after the fast check in and found out we had two Queen sized beds.



Each has these huge pillows:


There's a huge flatscreen with internet (for a charge), a mini fridge, a rain shower, and a nice bathroom. There is also a verandah but I didn't take a picture of it.



I tried to lay down and take a nap but my DH was hungry. We headed to the food court and let Cassie sleep. On our way there we stopped by the Disney Store (at the Earport).
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:23 AM   #94
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The trip back to MCO didn't take long at all! Before we knew it we were at the drive up entrance to the Hyatt. It's a elevator ride up to the lobby. I had pre-ordered our room at http://www.between9and5.com/. (I found that here on the Dis) You can also just walk in without a ressie but I always make one to be safe.

The first time we ever stayed at the Hyatt at MCO our plane broke down and Midwest Express (which is now Airtran) put us up there for the night. Then on our first DCL cruise our flight wasn't scheduled to take off until later in the afternoon so I began scheduling a day room at the Hyatt.

It gives us a chance to take a nap, go for a swim, and relax, before going back through security. The rooms are beautiful. The one we had this time faced the runway. The glass on the verandahs is soundproof.



This is an important reminder to save your report as you go! I have to retype a lot! UGG!
We let Cassie sleep and headed to the food court.
We headed to our room after the fast check in and found out we had two Queen sized beds.



Each has these huge pillows:


There's a huge flatscreen with internet (for a charge), a mini fridge, a rain shower, and a nice bathroom. There is also a verandah but I didn't take a picture of it.



I tried to lay down and take a nap but my DH was hungry. We headed to the food court and let Cassie sleep. On our way there we stopped by the Disney Store (at the Earport).



Next stop was the pool on the roof of the Hyatt.



There are towels up there. The liner of the pool is a bit odd though. It feels like it's coming up in places. And there are no lifejackets so I carried Claire throughout the pool.



Our box that we had sent ahead of time to CBR but didn't make it til the day we checked out was delivered to the Hyatt. We squeezed that stuff into our luggage. It had some FE gifts and our pirate gear in it. I think we left for security about 3. They say to give yourself 2 hours but since we are a family we got right through. Execpt my DH who had a huge tub of lysol wipes in his bag lol! But they let him go.

We had about a hour and a half to sit before our flight took off. We made a stop at Starbucks. (do not give your kids caffine before flying lol)



Two hours and 45 minutes later we were back in Milwaukee and back to the cold. It was 35 degrees when we landed. Our whole time in Florida we didn't have temps below 80.

Is there anything I would change this cruise? Not really. All in all we had a wonderful time. My two years of planning and obsessing really paid off lol I am sad though because I am going back to school in January. I will be spending my Disney money there so I don't think we will be back until at least 2014 Come and see the Resort side of my vaction here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post43073148
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:25 PM   #95
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Thank you so much for the photos and tips! I think Nathan's goes on the list! I talked to Tom today, showed him the photos and mentioned that you go to Nathan's and he knew ALL about it from his first trip to NYC!

I really loved both your reports - the resort one and the cruise one as well - sorry to see them come to an end.
And I really hope that you will be able to squeeze in a trip before 2014 - that's still a while away!

Thanks for taking us along on your trip!
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #96
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What a fun trip! I had no idea you could book a day room at the Hyatt either- good to know. The cruise looked wonderful- I can't wait to go! Thanks for sharing!

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Old 01-02-2012, 09:48 AM   #97
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I have read how nice the Hyatt is. I actually did look at staying a few years ago, but our plans then changed.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #98
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I really enjoyed your cruise. Thanks for posting it. Now I will mosey over to your other TR.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #99
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Thanks for reading! Now I need to book another trip so I have something to do with my free time lol
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #100
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Loved your trip report. It makes me so much more excited for our Disneymoon cruise. Not that I really need to be anymore excited right now considering how far away it is, but... it was still fun to read and learn! Iím a Disney World veteran, but a complete noob when it comes to Disney cruises.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:17 AM   #101
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Loved your trip report. It makes me so much more excited for our Disneymoon cruise. Not that I really need to be anymore excited right now considering how far away it is, but... it was still fun to read and learn! Iím a Disney World veteran, but a complete noob when it comes to Disney cruises.
I am sure you'll become addicted to the cruise like the rest of us Our first two were on the Wonder which is a lot smaller. This was an experience and I feel like there was so much we didn't do even though I planned this thing for so long. Since it's gonna be a Disneymoon for you, you might not even get out of your cabin that much. That's a great excuse to take another cruise
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #102
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Not sure from which thread I clicked to get here, but I read the entire report and really enjoyed the trip with you. I cried with your DD LOL! Saying goodbye is so hard unless you have another trip already in planning stages. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #103
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Thanks for reading! I have to finish up my other TR but I have been so busy! I am back in school but I hope to have a better job in a few years so we can buy into the DVC. We should have done that a long time ago!

Now if we could narrow down our selections for our trip two years from now that would be helpful!
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Great report and pictures. I just booked our very first Disney Cruise the other day for May 2013 on the Dream. Can't wait. It is so far away but hopefully will go by kind of fast

I'm also afraid 3 days won't be enough to see/do everything
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #105
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Thanks for reading! The three day is just enough to get you addicted to cruising with DCL! You will have a blast
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