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Old 09-11-2012, 05:39 AM   #61
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We ate at California Grill for the first time this trip and that has become a must do. A couple of our favorites are Boma and Trails End for Breakfast, Sci Fi, Hollywood Brown Derby, Yak and Yeti and Teppan Edo for lunch or dinner.
For those who aren't aware, CA Grill was due to be closed for extensive renovations in the beginning of December, but that's now be pushed to February.

We had great service at Y&Y this last trip. The crispy green bean appetizer is delicious. Here's a little something I took at The Mara last month for all our Boma fans:



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Kook, we've made reservations at TE for dinner after hearing that you enjoyed it and seeing your pics and checking out the blog/review link you posted. Looking forward to the walk over from WL.
The walk is lovely (just make a left after the ponies) and you can even take the boat or bus back if it's dark. GrandCalifornian just ate dinner there Sunday night. He could probably give you up to date details on the WL thread where he's reporting live.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #62
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Gadzooks, I thought you'd never make it over here - we saved you a rocker

I'm not certain, but the 'culinary changes' may have taken place right after your departure. TE in April would be perfect!


Ironically, I'm worried because DD hasn't complained really at all about high school, not even about getting up at 5:45. Well, it's only been a week - I should give it more time, shouldn't I?
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW LONG I WAS OFF THE DIS

Thanks for saving me a rocker I am having SUCH a time picking a resort for DS & I in January....I want WL or GF...but he would LOVE CR or BWI I know and can I go to WL without Daddy???? Hmmmmm

Glad your DD isn't hating High school, however the year is young I'm here for you my friend...anytime
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #63
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Great trip report. Thank you for sharing your reviews and pics. I saw the pictures of the rooms and got a bit sad bc miss it. Love WL!

Hopefully for a room only discount next August for (now) booking two nights before CR.
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KOOK said: Thank you for your kind comments.

Bedspreads are the worst! I can't understand why the GF and Poly still have them

Not sure what you mean by 'interior rooms.' Do you mean that some of the rooms open up to the lobby below like the CR Tower?


Hi Kook! I couldn't stand the bedspreads! lol! The new ones look SOOOO much nicer.

Sorry, I should have said just "rooms" not interior rooms, it was redundant on my part. The turnoff for me was the actual guest room. They were dark and bed spreads were dingy and ugly. With the new light/white colored bedspreads I think "open" up the room, in other words I think they make the rooms look bigger. Does that make better sense.

I love how you post your pictures, they kind of tell a story! You're so artistic when it comes to that!

The CL looks REALLY NICE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #65
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I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW LONG I WAS OFF THE DIS

Thanks for saving me a rocker I am having SUCH a time picking a resort for DS & I in January....I want WL or GF...but he would LOVE CR or BWI I know and can I go to WL without Daddy???? Hmmmmm

Glad your DD isn't hating High school, however the year is young I'm here for you my friend...anytime
Thank you to the amazing pas130 for always being here, there, and everywhere

I know you're 'back to normal' when you're resort conflicted

Have you guys ever stayed at CR? I vote for CR for you and DH, but I wasn't crazy about their CL. But, I last stayed CL there back in 2010 so maybe they've improved. I really like BWI, too, but again, wasn't crazy about their CL. So if you're booking a non-CL room at just one resort and you haven't tried CR, that would get my vote. For CL, I think you should go with your old favorite, RPC or OFC. (Is OFC an old favorite now?)

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Great trip report. Thank you for sharing your reviews and pics. I saw the pictures of the rooms and got a bit sad bc miss it. Love WL!

Hopefully for a room only discount next August for (now) booking two nights before CR.
Thank you. They really spruced up those rooms nicely AND quickly. I hope you get your RO discount for August - I'm confident you will

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Hi Kook! I couldn't stand the bedspreads! lol! The new ones look SOOOO much nicer.

Sorry, I should have said just "rooms" not interior rooms, it was redundant on my part. The turnoff for me was the actual guest room. They were dark and bed spreads were dingy and ugly. With the new light/white colored bedspreads I think "open" up the room, in other words I think they make the rooms look bigger. Does that make better sense.

I love how you post your pictures, they kind of tell a story! You're so artistic when it comes to that!

The CL looks REALLY NICE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The new bedding is actually a thin, down-like comforter in between two high thread count sheets. Very sanitary and 'modern.'

You're so sweet and I'm glad you approve of the new rooms. I hope to have my BLT review up this month. It'll have MANY photos that hopefully tell the story of BLT and CR
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #66
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Thank you to the amazing pas130 for always being here, there, and everywhere

I know you're 'back to normal' when you're resort conflicted

Have you guys ever stayed at CR? I vote for CR for you and DH, but I wasn't crazy about their CL. But, I last stayed CL there back in 2010 so maybe they've improved. I really like BWI, too, but again, wasn't crazy about their CL. So if you're booking a non-CL room at just one resort and you haven't tried CR, that would get my vote. For CL, I think you should go with your old favorite, RPC or OFC. (Is OFC an old favorite now?)

So funny you mention CR....when DS11 got home I asked if he could stay anywhere what is his pick??? CR...so Mommy booked CR BLV CL.....then he said he also liked AoA Cars..but we really don't need all that space...

And I've thought about RPC..and OFC (DH doesn't want us at OFC without him).....but our Sarah will be there...

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #67
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It will be extra cozy all decorated for Christmas. Have you ever stayed there during the holidays? Enjoy!
Yes! We were there last year a week before Christmas, and that's it, now we're hooked. It was so warm and cozy. We we're gonna do POR to save $$, but in the end, we're coming back here. Last time we had a 5th floor South Inner Courtyard View which was great. I'm thinking of trying the North side this time. What is your preference?
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #68
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So funny you mention CR....when DS11 got home I asked if he could stay anywhere what is his pick??? CR...so Mommy booked CR BLV CL.....then he said he also liked AoA Cars..but we really don't need all that space...

And I've thought about RPC..and OFC (DH doesn't want us at OFC without him).....but our Sarah will be there...

Sorry to hijack the TR
No threadjacking around here - it's all good, clean WDW resort chat, so no worries

I like your latest and greatest booking, but do we need an AoA split, Mom?

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Yes! We were there last year a week before Christmas, and that's it, now we're hooked. It was so warm and cozy. We we're gonna do POR to save $$, but in the end, we're coming back here. Last time we had a 5th floor South Inner Courtyard View which was great. I'm thinking of trying the North side this time. What is your preference?
With a South Wing Inner Courtyard View, you can see some of Wishes. You're going to have a great time
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I'm still stuck on the Zebra Dome picture...


WL and AKL, on the list. THE list.

Oh, and anxiously awaiting your BLT review.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #70
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WL and AKL, on the list. THE list.

Oh, and anxiously awaiting your BLT review.

Is THE list a Bounce Back list perhaps? Thanks for the subtle reminder about the BLT review

Only 6 more days for you!!!!! Will you be posting whilst on vacation? (Did you like how I threw a whilst in there for you?)
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No threadjacking around here - it's all good, clean WDW resort chat, so no worries

I like your latest and greatest booking, but do we need an AoA split, Mom?
January...may be WL......and we may not really NEED AoA
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How is WCC - we are staying at WL for the second time next summer and I woud love to be able to eat at WCC, but from all the things I have heard, I do not want to sit and be made fun of during the meal by my server...so not our thing!
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What?? When did CA grill get pushed back to February? Last I hear it was January 6th
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #74
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How is WCC - we are staying at WL for the second time next summer and I woud love to be able to eat at WCC, but from all the things I have heard, I do not want to sit and be made fun of during the meal by my server...so not our thing!
We LOVE WCC, but if you don't want to be the center of attention, just ask to be seated in a 'quiet location' and that should be hint enough that you'd like to be left alone. There is a 'quiet' section near the fireplace and overlooking the pin cart near Artist Point. Maybe you could ask to be seated there? But there will be some good natured ribbing and fun going on all around you if you're not in that section, so if that's not your cup of tea, I would recommend Trail's End instead or Artist Point if you want to eat at WL.

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What?? When did CA grill get pushed back to February? Last I hear it was January 6th
I thought it was 1-6, too, but when I was there last month, a CM thought it had been pushed to February and it is also mentioned here:

http://www.illuminatingepcot.com/wdw...b-in-february/
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #75
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Only 6 more days for you!!!!! Will you be posting whilst on vacation? (Did you like how I threw a whilst in there for you?)
Hmmm, not a technical Bounce Back ... more like a mental "Must Do When We Get Around to It Because the Reviews Make Me " sorta Bounce Back. (AoA is up next.) It only has a couple-few on at the moment, thanks to you guys...

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I do quite like the 'whilst'! You can then employ one of these smilies when you type it:

If I can manage to find a spare moment, I'll be sure to check in with you RCing chicas.

BLT ... Bacon ...


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