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Old 07-06-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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Sounds like a smooth start!
We had issues with our limo service last year, so now I'm so afraid to use a car service again.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #17
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #19
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Sounds like a smooth start!
We had issues with our limo service last year, so now I'm so afraid to use a car service again.
We've used FL Tours several times and they've always been good. This driver was perfectly good - he was there on time and got us to the right place quickly - but he wasn't as friendly as some of the other ones. I'm sure it was a busy time for them because of the Podcast Cruise. They're an official sponsor of the DISboards so I know a lot of people on our cruise were using them.

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This picture is killing me. Diva is RIGHT!
That's Jessica! She's really a very good girl. With Diva tendencies.

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #20
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WOOT! I'm here! Cannot wait to read more Amanda! If you make me want to go on a cruise though (which I have previously had NO interest in) I may have to curse you...or at least have you flip part of the bill when I book one!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:18 AM   #21
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Under the Boardwalk....

One thing we always forget when traveling with the kids is that they express hungry as being cranky. By the time we were ready to head over to Epcot it was about 2pm. Despite bagels and in-flight snack boxes and the free in-flight snacks, it was obvious that my children needed a "real" lunch. I had an epiphany and suggested we head over to Beaches and Cream on our way to Epcot.
At this point in the trip, we only had one stroller. The single stroller that we get tagged with stroller = wheelchair for Zachary. The Diva started whining and crying that she was tired and needed the stroller. Let the good times roll....
We did stop for some pictures along the way (Tom hasn't given me the memory stick from the DSLR yet so these are all the pictures from my waterproof Nikon).




Not sure why Jessica's face looks a little blurry here....


"Goofy" Zachary

There was about a 30 min wait for a table at Beaches and Cream. We found a table outside. At least one of the kids (Zachary, I think?) demanded that we get to use Stormalong Bay. Not this trip kiddo. The kids were hot and hungry and tired from travel. Which means they were fighting. Luckily I found 2 decks of cards in the diaper bag and we set up 2 different games of War.




Nathaniel is pretending to use the beeper as a telephone...


My boys!


Nathaniel wearing my hat and his hat.

We were finally seated and ordered some lunch. Our previous 2 times at B&C we had a lovely server named Maria from Mexico. This time our server was only ok.


Yummy milkshake!

We finally finished up and paid. And headed over to the International Gateway for some Epcot Adventures!

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:20 AM   #22
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WOOT! I'm here! Cannot wait to read more Amanda! If you make me want to go on a cruise though (which I have previously had NO interest in) I may have to curse you...or at least have you flip part of the bill when I book one!
Yay Karen!!!! I really enjoyed the cruise (obviously I'll talk about it more) but we did not re-book while on-board. I honestly think the best part of our trip was our time at Fort Wilderness. Not to give too much away.

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #23
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Fort Wilderness is the part I'm really excited about hearing too! I cannot imagine we would ever stay there (we ALREADY live in the wilderness! LOL) but I can't wait to hear what you guys thought of it!

*check the actual lens on your camera, looks like a typical fingerprint smudge that might be on the camera! (I can see it in a couple of the other shots too if I look close, so it looks like something on the lens b/c it's in the same place on each shot)
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:27 AM   #24
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Fort Wilderness is the part I'm really excited about hearing too! I cannot imagine we would ever stay there (we ALREADY live in the wilderness! LOL) but I can't wait to hear what you guys thought of it!

*check the actual lens on your camera, looks like a typical fingerprint smudge that might be on the camera! (I can see it in a couple of the other shots too if I look close, so it looks like something on the lens b/c it's in the same place on each shot)
We loved Fort Wilderness. A lot.
And thanks for the camera input. I took it in the water later in the trip so maybe it got better? I'll have to look. My kids are always playing with my camera.....

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We like B&C just wish it was a little bit bigger!
I know exactly what you mean about bieng cranky when hungry! My DS11 is notorious for that. If he misses a scheduled mealtime- watch out!!
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We like B&C just wish it was a little bit bigger!
I know exactly what you mean about bieng cranky when hungry! My DS11 is notorious for that. If he misses a scheduled mealtime- watch out!!
Yes. I agree that B&C needs to be bigger! It's a good value for those of us who don't use the dining plan.
That was one advantage of the cruise - we didn't have to buy food/snacks.
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I stayed at the Swan on my honeymoon.

We have yet to go to Beaches and Cream
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I stayed at the Swan on my honeymoon.

We have yet to go to Beaches and Cream
Did you like the Swan? This was our 2nd stay (once was just Tom and me for 2 nights) and we've enjoyed it both times.
I think B&C is a good choice if you're paying cash. Good burgers and milkshakes.

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I have stayed at the Swan twice once on a family trip with my parents and my honeymoon, I loved it both times.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
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We should definately try the Swan/Dolphin next time. When and if there is a next time
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