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Old 09-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #751
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I'm at the Lodge now and must say..I'm in love!!!! This place is amazing! We had some pixie dust upon arrival and were upgraded from a standard view room to courtyard!!! Woohoo! Now I'm hoping my husband gets healthy quick!!! He's battling a stomach bug! Booo
I'm so sorry he feels bad. Hope he gets better soon! At what point did you fund out about your courtyard pixie dust? Did they tell you or just when you got to the room?
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #752
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So, today is just not going by fast enough, so I was reviewing my dining plans. Ha. Probably never a good idea. Oh well.

We don't have an ADR for WCC; I figured we should be able to drop in if/when we felt like it (still lots of ADRs right now). But then I was looking at the menu and it has "Barbecue Eggs Benedict." So now I'm confused.

Kook, is this similar or the same one you posted the pics of at TE? Is it served at both places?
I tried the BBQ Eggs Benedict back in 2010 at WCC and I just didn't like it. I remember saying to DD that I couldn't detect a BBQ flavor to it. In looking at the description of it, it seems similar, but the TE one had lots of pulled pork on it and the WCC one had a very small amount of brisket. It wasn't bad at all, but it wasn't as good, at least a couple of years ago. The Somoan at Kona Cafe is also similar, but DH liked the TE version better.

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Does it go to the TTC or to the park?

How about the busses to the other parks- do they stop at resorts?
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The bus goes straight to the entrance of MK. For other parks there are sometimes a few other resorts shared (we stopped at Gran Floridian on the way to AK yesterday).
The DTD/Typhoon Lagoon bus and the AK/BB bus both stop at the GF after WL. The Epcot bus goes to FW after WL. I'm fuzzy on the DHS bus, but I think it stops at GF after WL. If the buses are full after arriving at WL, they skip FW/GF.

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Today was another awesome day. The weather was clear in the morning with some clouds in the middle of the day, but by evening the clouds blew out and it was cool and relatively dry. It felt more like southern California than typical Florida.

Here is tonight's amazing lack of crowd picture. We always liked Roarin Forks before, but with no crowd we really love it.
My kind of crowd! Hope DW is feeling better.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:29 AM   #753
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What fun! So you didn't have the Elvis Cupcake? Tusker is great, isn't it? DH loves it (and TE). If you like ribs, WCC has them in their skillet and so does Flame Tree BBQ at AK.
No, we missed the Elvis cupcake, but the food sure is a great part of the trip. No matter where we go the food is prepared "Disney Perfect" and it is yummy! We loved yesterday's pineapple cupcake at Seasons at Epcot. So far it is leading the cupcake competition, but there are some contenders yet to come.

Thanks for the tip about the WCC ribs. We have a dinner ADR there tonight. From the looks of things we probably could get in without much of a wait anyway, but we knew we wanted to eat there so we booked it. Yesterday's ADR was Chef Mickey's for breakfast, which our almost 3 year old DD really did enjoy, despite being shy about characters. She gets all quiet at the time and then talks all about it later.
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I hope everyone is feeling better soon! Are there any Bounce Backs in the rooms?
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We have the iPad connection kit and love it. It expands the usefulness of the iPad and helps eliminate the need for a computer while traveling.
There is also a similar device available from Amazon that accomplishes the same tasks with one piece at a lower than Apple price, and we have one of those two and are fairly happy with it too.

Today was another awesome day. The weather was clear in the morning with some clouds in the middle of the day, but by evening the clouds blew out and it was cool and relatively dry. It felt more like southern California than typical Florida.

Here is tonight's amazing lack of crowd picture. We always liked Roarin Forks before, but with no crowd we really love it.

Wow - in all my trips I have never seen Roaring Forks that quiet.
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WDWKOOK thanx for the review on the eggs benedict there, the BBQ element had me hesitant to try it. We may just go with ala carte offerings for our late breakfast ADR. Hopely the servers won't mind if we up the tip.

re bounceback offers: my oldest DS just got back from staying @ PORFQ and they booked a FD offer for same time next year. Only deluxe/DVC offer was in our BC CRO booked room in June and it wasn't for FD.
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A different kind of Lodger's Log:



They are still working on the lower floors of the South wing, and they brought in a big log on a truck this morning.
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DH, DD and I visited the WL for the first time yesterday evening to dine at WCC. We loved the resort and think we will be booking it for our 2013 trip instead of the Poly as originally planned! So glad we decided to eat there and look around because we had never considered it for our other trips.
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Love the spy photo GC! Let us know where they put that thing.


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DH, DD and I visited the WL for the first time yesterday evening to dine at WCC. We loved the resort and think we will be booking it for our 2013 trip instead of the Poly as originally planned! So glad we decided to eat there and look around because we had never considered it for our other trips.
Maybe you could book it for your Bounce Back? Where are you staying now? Enjoy the rest of your vacation and the non-existent crowds
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Grand Californian - LOVE the picture of the empty Roaring Fork. Hope you're continuing to have a great vacation
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Maybe you could book it for your Bounce Back? Where are you staying now? Enjoy the rest of your vacation and the non-existent crowds
For the first time ever, we stayed offsite in a townhome (Windsor Hills). We have spent all of our time at the Polynesian, MK, WL, etc. We liked it the frist couple of days and we've had a nice time, but it isn't the same not staying deluxe on property.

ETA: However, my husband is retired military so we'll book under the military discount.

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Re: the Roaring Fork Pic.... WOW!

Is the pool that empty as well?
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Is the pool that empty as well?
The pool has been pretty quiet when we have seen it, but so far the only time we swam was at 9:30 at night. There were only a few other people there then. The EWP was cool to see from the deck by the hot tub.

Tonight we ate at WCC and it was nice. Almost all the tables were full, but with the ADR we didn't have any wait at 5:30.



We also did Downtown Disney this morning and Hollywood Studios for a bit tonight. No matter where we go we all are so excited to return home to the WL. Our DD knows the bridge and loves crossing it each time.


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For the first time ever, we stayed offsite in a townhome (Windsor Hills). We have spent all of our time at the Polynesian, MK, WL, etc. We liked it the frist couple of days and we've had a nice time, but it isn't the same not staying deluxe on property.

ETA: However, my husband is retired military so we'll book under the military discount.
Please thank your DH for his service and sacrifice to our country! Mine is retired from the Air Force, what branch was your DH? Isn't the 40% off fantastic and it's already been renewed through 2013

I would imagine it's hard to transition to off-site when you're used to on-site. But, some folks swear by it since you can have so much more room for less money. I guess it's a trade off, but at least you tried it to see how you'd feel about it. Have a safe trip home.

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The pool has been pretty quiet when we have seen it, but so far the only time we swam was at 9:30 at night. There were only a few other people there then. The EWP was cool to see from the deck by the hot tub.

Tonight we ate at WCC and it was nice. Almost all the tables were full, but with the ADR we didn't have any wait at 5:30.



We also did Downtown Disney this morning and Hollywood Studios for a bit tonight. No matter where we go we all are so excited to return home to the WL. Our DD knows the bridge and loves crossing it each time.

Your DD is precious! Did she do the stick pony race at WCC? You guys are so busy - not a minute wasted!
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wow. I see myself spending A LOT of time on that bridge watching my two, two year olds run back and forth...back...and forth...etc,etc,etc!

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Can you give me approx drive times to:

DTD
HS
EP
AK

Thanks!
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