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Old 04-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #61
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haha, I figured I was wrong when I guessed Star Tours - I can never remember what they have for the younger kids anymore b/c we don't need that stuff. i'm glad to hear she did end up choosing it though and liked it too!!!
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That picture of Emma with baby Minnie is the cutest! And hooray for the chocolate frozen banana - I don't hear them mentioned much here on the DIS but I always get them as snacks while at WDW, too! They're so refreshing! And at least if I'm going to have a sweet snack, I can feel a little better knowing there's some fruit under all the chocolate. Can't wait to see what you got into after your naps.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #63
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Ooooooo - I had no idea they played the Hot Dog song at Disney Jr...so Mickey and co make an appearance?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:55 AM   #64
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Disney Jr. Live! I love that show! And we missed it this year. We got so busy and trying to keep up with things, I just never made it over to the show. Sigh.

So glad she loved ST! It's one of my favorites! And I love the chocolate covered bananas, too! I think I more more of mine than I ate ...

PJs? At 1:00?? WOW! I usually just plop down in whatever I'm wearing, and if I'm lucky, kick my shoes off.
Yep! PJs at 1:00! We got all snuggled in and SLEPT, girl!



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fantastic updates!! Your daughter is sooo precious!! xo

Thank you so much!

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I'm in! Great updates so far; you have a beautiful family!

WOO HOO!!! Welcome aboard this crazy ride!

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haha, I figured I was wrong when I guessed Star Tours - I can never remember what they have for the younger kids anymore b/c we don't need that stuff. i'm glad to hear she did end up choosing it though and liked it too!!!


She LOVED Star Tours! It was one of her favorites! We ended up riding it quite a bit.


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That picture of Emma with baby Minnie is the cutest! And hooray for the chocolate frozen banana - I don't hear them mentioned much here on the DIS but I always get them as snacks while at WDW, too! They're so refreshing! And at least if I'm going to have a sweet snack, I can feel a little better knowing there's some fruit under all the chocolate. Can't wait to see what you got into after your naps.

Aww, thank you! She sleeps with baby Minnie and a whole host of other "babies" every night! She loves them!

The chocolate covered frozen banana's are my FAVORITE treat in all of WDW! I think I might've eaten one everyday we were there. LOL


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Ooooooo - I had no idea they played the Hot Dog song at Disney Jr...so Mickey and co make an appearance?
Mickey and the Gang are all puppets, but they are there! You should totally try to keep little one up during evening EMH's at HS. They have a dance party where Disney Jr. Live is shown, and they really DO make an appearance. Last year, Emma got to dance with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Handy Manny, JoJo, Quincy, and Annie. It was such a blast!!! We spent almost 2 hours in there just letting her dance with the characters. It was great!
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EEEK, I fell behind! Your HS day sounds great so far. We did a very early HS day too. It is amazing how many things you can get done in a short amount of time when the "regular" crowds have not arrived yet! And yes, the frozen bananas are SOOO good!!! YUM! I am so excited that the new Muppets movie has brought a new appreciation for the Muppets to our childrens' generation! My kids were really into the show this time, they had more of an understanding of it. The new Star Tours is great, but we did it twice in a row, and I got nauseous after the second time. We are big nappers while at the World too! It's like recharging your batteries and makes you ready to go again for endless fun!!! Can't wait to hear what kind of fun you had after nap....
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Getting all caught up!!!!
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It sounds like y'all had so much fun! I love Emma's little photo shoot - too cute!

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I am thinking Nashvillians must unite!!! I live just 30 miles east of Nash-Vegas in Lebanon, TN. There are so many of us. Maybe we could work out a mini Dis-meet at the Opry Mills Disney Store in the next month or so. What do you all think?
I'm in! We went to Opry Mills on the grand opening day but we didn't make it to the Disney store. It got crowded fast in there and we don't love crowds. So I'd love an excuse to go to the Disney store!
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #68
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OK...so let's backtrack a little. I finally got the pics downloaded from DH's phone!

As promised, here is a picture of dessert from this lovely place:



First up is the delish yogurt with spoon sweets that I had:



I'm telling ya, this was AWESOME!!!

DH had the Loukimades (wait...did I spell that right??? Oh well...you know what it is ) And don't mind the look on DH's face....We were all EXHAUSTED at this point.



And Emma and her first of many ice cream sundaes:



OK...now that I have delivered those pics...let's move on!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #69
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OK...now back to your regulary scheduled TR!

When we last left off, we had headed back to the resort for naptime. We slept for a few hours, and when we woke up it had just finished raining. From the looks of it, it must've rained quite a bit, but we slept through it! We got up and got redressed and freshened up, because it was time to head back to HS. We had reservations to make!

Soon, we were back in the park, and it was almost time for dinner. We had reservations for the Fantasmic Dining Package here:



We got to our reservation a little early, but they gladly checked us in, and we only waited a few minutes before we were seated at a table and ready to start in. Our waiter came by, and we ordered our drinks and settled into the menu.

I had added mine and DH's anniversary to our reservation that night, even though our anniversary isn't actually until June. Might as well celebrate while we're in Disney, right?!?! Our waiter brought out two glasses of champagne for our celebration, along with some wonderful bread. We ordered, and enjoyed our champagne while waiting for our appetizers.

First up is DH's. He ordered the Famous Cobb Salad. He is not a fan of blue cheese AT ALL, but he adored this salad, and has been begging for me to find the recipe and make it at home. Yes...It was THAT good...



I ordered the spring rolls, and they didn't disappoint. They were spectacular, and I devoured every single morsel. Well, except for the part I gave DH.



Emma ordered the celery and carrots. As I recall, I believe she ate all of the celery, and a couple of carrots. That girl LOVES her celery!!



After we had some time to settle our tummies after our wonderful appy's, our main courses came out. DH ordered the Charred Filet of Beef. It was served with a red wine reduction and was placed on top of White Truffle Forest Mushroom Whipped Potatoes. One word: SCRUMPTIOUS



Next up is me. I ordered the Duck Two Ways. It was superb! Quite frankly, it was heaven on a plate. The duck was cooked to perfection and the Apple-Rosemary Stuffing was YUM-O. Totally the epitome of comfort food in the fine dining world. I wish I had some right now!!!



Emma loved her dish as well. She ordered the Tempura Battered Fish Sticks. You really couldn't quantify these as fish sticks. They were perfect. Totally not your run-of-the-mill fish stick at all. She loved them. She didn't care for the broccoli that was served with it, but she was on vacation, so I didn't push the issue. Nice Mommy, huh?



Evidently, our waiter saw us taking pictures of our meals, and asked if we would like for him to take our picture at the table. HAHA! So here we are!



Doesn't Emma look thrilled? LOL. He wasn't happy with his first picture, so he took another one:



Emma still looks stoked.

Dessert came next. We ordered our desserts, and then the waiter brought out a celebration dessert for us. Chocolate Mousse! MY FAVORITE!!! It had a lovely raspberry drizzle on it, too. I am a sucker for chocolate and raspberry together or not, but together they are, WHEW, YUMMY!



As if we weren't stuffed enough, our desserts came out shortly after. They were all super, but our favorite was definitely the Banana-White Chocolate Toffee Tower. WHOA, BABY that thing was good!



DH ordered the Grapefruit Cake. We liked it, and would probably order it again. It just wasn't our favorite of the two.



It's a beauty, isn't it?

Emma ordered the Hidden Treasures dessert, and she was in heaven. Here's my sweet girl enjoying her bowl of yuminess:



Once again, a waiter (not ours this time) noticed us taking pictures, and offered to take ours together. We didn't object, obviously.



Did you notice that Emma looks much more enthisiastic in this picture? Well, of course she does! She's got a bowl of ice cream in from of her!

We finished up our meal, and rolled ourselves out of there. It was time to move around so we could walk some of that food off that we just ate.

We really loved The Hollywood Brown Derby. It is safe to say that it has definitely made our list of MUST DO's for our next trip.
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Honestly, I think this was really the first review I've read of HBD. It really makes me want to consider dining there sometime!

Loved the pics of your family and Emma is all ... "Ugh, hurry up already!"
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That salad looks spectacular! I've been hesitant about the Brown Derby, but that looks excellent....can't wait to hear about your Fantasmic experience.
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Yum! Everything looks so good! That cobb salad looks amazing...and I LOVE blue cheese! Since I am the only one that does love it - no one wanted to share it with me when we were at The Brown Derby (it is made for 2 and we were on the ddp when appys were included and I didn't want to use their credits...now I think I should have!! )
So I passed and it looks that was a mistake!
Can't wait to see more!
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Hi from one Gina to another

So just joining in and loving it already... can feel the excitement!

Another coincidence is our flight in 36 days will leave at 6:05am too! Not from Nashville though... San Antonio and even more coincidental is we've already bought cinammon rolls for our breakfast too!

These Gina's rock!

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great update!!!
Thank you!

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Honestly, I think this was really the first review I've read of HBD. It really makes me want to consider dining there sometime!

Loved the pics of your family and Emma is all ... "Ugh, hurry up already!"
I highly suggest that you go there! We loved it, and can't wait to go back on our next trip!

I was cracking up when I looked at that picture of her. It was our first full day, and it looked like she was already OVER the pictures.

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That salad looks spectacular! I've been hesitant about the Brown Derby, but that looks excellent....can't wait to hear about your Fantasmic experience.
The salad WAS spectacular. It was ohmygoshthisisheavenly good. KWIM?

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Yum! Everything looks so good! That cobb salad looks amazing...and I LOVE blue cheese! Since I am the only one that does love it - no one wanted to share it with me when we were at The Brown Derby (it is made for 2 and we were on the ddp when appys were included and I didn't want to use their credits...now I think I should have!! )
So I passed and it looks that was a mistake!
Can't wait to see more!
Oh my, you would have LOVED it. I love blue cheese, too, and I could've seriously climbed in that bowl it was so good.

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So just joining in and loving it already... can feel the excitement!

Another coincidence is our flight in 36 days will leave at 6:05am too! Not from Nashville though... San Antonio and even more coincidental is we've already bought cinammon rolls for our breakfast too!

These Gina's rock!

can't wait to finish reading...

HI GINA!!!!!

All of the coincidences are so neat! I'm glad you're here! And you're so close to your trip too! Can I come over and eat cinnamon rolls with you?
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