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Old 09-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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Part 5: Waiting for the boat


POR 54 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

We took the boat to DTD. We had an ADR for Rainforest Café, mostly just to be inside and try their volcano dessert!


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Yep, I take pictures of almost anything and everything!


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Even stones on the side of a building!


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Fishies!


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The couple ahead of us was really sweet. They had asked us questions about how many times we’d been here and what to do and things like that. It turns out that she used to be a cast member (she said a LONG time ago when she was a student or something) at Disneyland! I liked them! I think they got off at POFQ.


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Old 09-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #17
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Our trip is November 11th - November 16th. There is a huge group of use going. There are going to be nine of us.
Nine! That's a huge group to me in Disney terms. No so much in real life terms... that's just my siblings!


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That's good that Blanche is a trooper, it's so hard to have fun when you are in pain.
Very true! But she pushed and went on lots of rides, but did take lots of breaks too.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #18
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Part 6: On the way to Downtown Disney


POR 71 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

In 2009, we’d stayed at POFQ. I loved it there too! But I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’ve loved every one of the six Disney hotels I’ve been to!


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In case you have never stayed at either Port Orleans resort, the boat goes from Riverside to French Quarter and anyone not going to DTD gets off there. Then it goes to DTD and everyone has to get off. It goes from DTD to French Quarter where anyone that wants to go to Riverside can get on. When it gets to Riverside, everyone gets off again. They only let a certain number of people on at Riverside so that more can get on at French Quarter too.

In 2010, I was staying at All Star Movies and I wanted to go to Mass, so I took a bus from DHS (where I was) to French Quarter to take the boat to DTD. (It’s cheaper to take a cab from DTD than the All Stars). The boat driver was asking all kinds of trivia questions and everyone kept guessing wrong. I’d wait a few minutes and then answer the question. At the end of the ride, the boat captain told the guests on the boat that we all sucked basically! LOL He said something along the lines of “If this young lady hadn’t been here, you wouldn’t have gotten ANYTHING right!” The only question I didn’t know was the names of Daisy’s three nieces. But then he gave the clue “Three months of the year, in a row.” And I knew it right off. He then asked me if I worked for Disney. When I said no, he said “Do you want to? They’re always hiring!”

It was the same captain, and I remembered him so well that I asked him for a picture. He was sweet and obliged.


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Old 09-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #19
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I love the pictures of the rocks, and the ropes and such. Those are the photos that I take for my phone back grounds and such. I really enjoy them.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #20
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Nine! That's a huge group to me in Disney terms. No so much in real life terms... that's just my siblings!




Very true! But she pushed and went on lots of rides, but did take lots of breaks too.


That is a combined family trip. Our family minus one, my BFFs daughter(to replace my minus one), my moms BFF and her grandkids, one of which is my sons BFF.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #21
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We are going back to POR in Feb and I can't wait. Looking at all your photos of the resort make me wish time would fly by faster. You take very good photos.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:44 AM   #22
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I love the pictures of the rocks, and the ropes and such. Those are the photos that I take for my phone back grounds and such. I really enjoy them.
Those are some fun ones! Thanks.

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That is a combined family trip. Our family minus one, my BFFs daughter(to replace my minus one), my moms BFF and her grandkids, one of which is my sons BFF.
Sounds like a great group! Make sure to post a link for your TR when you start it.

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We are going back to POR in Feb and I can't wait. Looking at all your photos of the resort make me wish time would fly by faster. You take very good photos.
Thank you! I loved POR. The pictures are nice, but the resort is even more beautiful.
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Part 7: Downtown Disney


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We checked in at Rainforest Café and browsed the shop a little bit.


Rainforest Cafe 1 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I kept telling myself that this was NOT a shopping trip, but it’s so hard at Disney!!! I only bought a new lanyard for my room key, and that was at the resort. I find it handy to keep it around my neck.

I’ll tell you, It is HARD to not shop when I’m at WDW or DL. I am not much of a shopper (I go through spurts), but I LOVE shopping at Disney.


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As you can see, I passed the time taking pictures.


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Part 8: Volcano!

We followed the footprints to our table. I did find the restaurant really crowded. I barely had room to walk between my table and the table beside us. We were at a little two top next to a fish tank. The family next to us was friendly and we chatted with them since we were practically at the same table. I did like the restaurant though. It was a fun place. We knew what we wanted, so we ordered right away.


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My top was a new one from Disneyland. They had it for sale at WDW too, and I really should have bought some other colors. I really love it!


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Yep, I take pictures while I wait…


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Our volcano. I cannot imagine trying to eat this after a meal! It was delectable, and we couldn’t finish it all, but it was worth it!


RC 35 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

The family next to us asked us for our “lava” as they had two girls and then they each got one. LOL. They were teen agers! Love it.


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Your pictures are great. I love all of the different things you photograph.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:57 PM   #26
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Your pictures are great. I love all of the different things you photograph.
Thanks! I try (sometimes) to think about what to take pictures of that are a little interesting. After all, the thread that brought me to the disboards is the thread about pictures the average tourist would not take!
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Joining in. Didn't realize it was your TR until I saw your picture. It was fun meeting at the GKTW fundraiser.

I don't know how you survived in the summer heat. Oh and your pictures are all really wonderful. I now want to stay at POR someday.
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I'm enjoying your TR we were just at Disney is August and booked another trip back but we are staying at POR next time, so I enjoyed your pictures of the resort. We also ate at RFC while there I loved seeing those pictures the only pictures I took while there was of the bar stools, they cracked me up, what a cool restaurant and that dessert was so filling the 3 of could'nt finish it. I love your pictures what type of camera do you use? Linda
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Joining in. Didn't realize it was your TR until I saw your picture. It was fun meeting at the GKTW fundraiser.

I don't know how you survived in the summer heat. Oh and your pictures are all really wonderful. I now want to stay at POR someday.
Welcome! It is so fun to have people read my trip reports that I've actually met in person! And thanks, I love taking pictures, especially at Disney! Which is why it was weird I didn't take my camera to the GKTW fundraiser!

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I'm enjoying your TR we were just at Disney is August and booked another trip back but we are staying at POR next time, so I enjoyed your pictures of the resort. We also ate at RFC while there I loved seeing those pictures the only pictures I took while there was of the bar stools, they cracked me up, what a cool restaurant and that dessert was so filling the 3 of could'nt finish it. I love your pictures what type of camera do you use? Linda

There will be TONS more pictures of POR for you, don't worry! I loved the stools at the bar! They made me laugh too! Now you have me curious, did I post pictures of them? I'll have to check!

For this trip, I had a Canon EOS 60D. It was it's first trip to Disney... I got it in July, and I hit 10,000 pictures at WDW in July!!!!
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Part 9: Downtown Disney and Disney’s Days of Christmas

We perused a few shops, without buying anything (I was so proud!) before heading back to the boats to go to our resort. I wanted to get to DHS and see Fantasmic!


DTD 3 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Christmas and Disney… two of my favorite things. Just through some Christmas Disney cameras and I’d be in complete heaven! LOL


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DDoC 2 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

I took the outside pictures of the restaurant AFTER we ate, so they have to go in the right spot of the trip report or it messes me up! All pictures are in order!


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The Art of Disney Store.


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The train pictures are for JMR859 who loves trains!


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These always make me smile. On my first trip to DTD (with my then 12 year old nephew), we took a picture here, and I did it wrong. He teased me for a while over it. Then we got lost trying to find DisneyQuest because there were bridges that were blocked. Somehow between World of Disney and the Lego Store I kept going in and out of doors and it was pouring rain…. LOL Oh, the memories!


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I liked the clouds with the silverish (not silverfish as my computer tried to fix!) lining. But they also worried me a little… they seemed to be piling up quite a bit, and we all know what that could mean at WDW in July.


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DTD 7 by disneyfreak0306, on Flickr

Blanche and I just love Wolfgang Puck Express, so while she was in the washroom, I took a picture of the menu! LOL


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