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Old 02-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #2791
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One of my FB friends (who, coincidentally and topically, stayed at the BC this summer) posted a recipe to help weather today's storm.

It may be cruel to give this recipe if you are stuck and unable to get the ingredients, but here goes:


RICE WHISKEY TREATS
5 ½ cups Rice Krispies
10-oz. bag marshmallows
½ stick (¼ cup) salted butter
2 tablespoons bourbon
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Generously butter an 8 x 8″ baking dish. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in cinnamon and marshmallows. When marshmallows have melted completely, remove from heat and quickly stir in bourbon and a sprinkle of salt, then add the Rice Krispies and stir and stir and stir until evenly combined.
Press treats into buttered dish

Sprinkle with salt, if you like.
Those sound wonderful! If only I'd seen this before we went out to the store!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:04 PM   #2792
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First, so happy the photos brought a little joy during these snowy days! Thanks for all the happy responses!

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Pixarmom & Dee: I know you recommend doing a day trip to Uniersal (cab would be so easy I am sure), but in terms of crowds and not having front of the line access during the month of July, would you still so go for it?? or would it be best to plan a seperate trip for Universal and stay onsite?
Hi ocalla! Our day trip worked perfectly because it was February 1 and very slow there. I read that we should not purchase an express pass unless we found the lines too long in the park. Given the season, the lines were entirely manageable. We walked onto Forbidden Journey even though we were not resort guests and, therefore, could not use the early entry.

We just love Disney resorts so much that we couldn't give up any nights to stay elsewhere. So relaxing at Disney, and great to have all those wonderful Epcot and Epcot resort dining options right there. So the day trip worked for us, but I was thinking the analysis is far more difficult in the summer. I think I'd probably spring for the express pass in the summer, rather than stay on-site, but I'm a Disney loyalist!

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Was that seriously part of the view from your balcony?

Shut. UP!
Oh no! That one was a bit misleading. I took that from the Boardwalk - not from the room.

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Love Pina Colava, it's my drink by the pool usually, but this Sunken Treasure has me intrigued. It's not officially on the menu anymore at Hurricane Hanna's, but if someone who knows how to make it is there, they will still make you one. Or so I hear.
The Sunken Treasure! Yes, Tom is the bartender who knows how to make the Sunken Treasure - haven't found anyone else there who can do it, but maybe someone else will. Last week, Tom was on a break when I went to get my drink, so no luck. Ordered a sangria instead.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #2793
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My New Favorite Spot at SAB!

Over the years, we've set up camp in many different areas of SAB. I've spent a lot of time near the zero depth sandy area. Sometimes, if our boys are sliding a lot, we set up camp at the base of the slide. Other times, we're over near the kiddie pool that overlooks the lake. I usually avoid the rows of chairs right in front of the volleyball net - a bit too hectic for me.

I decided that the quiet area to the right of the hot tubs - sort of to the left of Beaches N Cream is my favorite area to swim. There's a little waterfall, part of it has a sandy bottom, and it's very rarely crowded at any time of year. And there are a few chairs to the right of that area that offer a nice view of different areas of the pool. It's a central location, but a bit tucked away. Now that all of our boys are strong swimmers, it's a nice spot for us.

A few photos - but don't let it get too crowded!









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Old 02-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #2794
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Where is the secret entrance at BC?

I tried to get a few photos of the secret entrance from afar, to give new BC guests some perspective of the location.

Here, you can see the two little posts leading to the secret entrance on the right side of the photo:



A little further out:



And a little further - secret entrance is all the way at the end of the building on the right side:

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #2795
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Where is the secret entrance at YC?

This one seems a little more difficult to locate.

So let's start at the YC lobby, looking out towards the lighthouse.



Walk straight towards the lighthouse:



Then turn right:



The YC secret entrance is straight ahead:



When you reach it, the marina is on your left:



And the gazebo is on your right:

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #2796
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My power lines not looking promising
2-3inches per hr and the winds are wild.

17 days ......
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #2797
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What About Breakfast in France?

Yay! The bakery in France is open at 9am daily! Go through the international gateway and the CM will allow you to turn right into France, just for the bakery. Some of you know that we don't do much CS, but this is WONDERFUL!







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Old 02-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #2798
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Yay! The bakery in France is open at 9am daily! Go through the international gateway and the CM will allow you to turn right into France, just for the bakery. Some of you know that we don't do much CS, but this is WONDERFUL!







Great pics. That bakery looks amazing, I can't wait
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #2799
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How Do I Get From YC/BC to Picabu at the Dolphin?

For those who want a larger CS breakfast or need late night CS, or just want a large selection at a CS location, Picabu is a great option. I just timed the walk from the YC lobby to Picabu at exactly 9 minutes (that includes stopping to take these photos!)

Here's the Picabu menu:



And the seating:



So let's start from the YC lobby again, looking toward the lighthouse:



Walk straight towards the lighthouse:



Then turn right:



Then turn left and walk toward the marina:



Then right at the marina toward the Dolphin:



As you approach the Dolphin, go straight (do not turn left and go over the bridge)



This path will hug the Dolphin and bring you right up to the fountain outside the lobby. Enter the Dolphin right near the fountain and follow the signs to Picabu.



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Love the International Gateway at Park Opening!

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We dodged quite a bullet by about 30 miles here in Western Michigan!!! We got 8" of snow, but about 30 miles and north is pretty bad, over 300 schools closed My DS (10) was quite the pouter this morning because we still had school!!

What is with the Nemo and the storm? Can someone explain that to me?

Sun is shining here and shoveling without a coat!!
It's 7:42pm, we have about 4" of powdery snow. Not even enough to warrant the snowblower yet. The best part is that EVERY school in a hundred mile (if not more!) radius was closed, and it didn't start snowing in the Capital Region (Albany NY) until almost dark!! My kids were in heaven!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #2802
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How Do I Get From the Jib Slide Exit to the Slide?

First, our boys report that the Jib Slide no longer hurts their backs, and we had to literally pull our 6-year-old off it at the end of the day. Here's a photo path from the slide exit to the stairs:

Slide exit:



Hop out of the pool and follow the path:



Here's what you'll see when you get to the end of the path out of SAB:



You'll turn to the right and walk toward the ship:



Then you'll turn to the left and walk along the side of the ship:



Keep walking along side the ship:



Make a U-Turn and head up the stairs!

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #2803
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Thanks Dee for posting the pics.

I'm Sunday and Monday this week. Off to the doctor in a few minutes. My head cold has turned into a sinus infection. My eyes and teeth hurt bad. Time for some antibiotics I'm afraid.
hope you're feeling better soon.
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First, our boys report that the Jib Slide no longer hurts their backs, and we had to literally pull our 6-year-old off it at the end of the day. Here's a photo path from the slide exit to the stairs:

Slide exit:



Hop out of the pool and follow the path:



Here's what you'll see when you get to the end of the path out of SAB:



You'll turn to the right and walk toward the ship:



Then you'll turn to the left and walk along the side of the ship:



Keep walking along side the ship:



Make a U-Turn and head up the stairs!

Great pics. That's good to know about the slide. I tried it once, and it hurt my back too much to try again. Really stings when going over the seams. I wonder what they did to fix it? This August I'll give it another try now!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #2805
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Teena - Hope you find some medicine to make you feel better!


PixarMom - What fantastic photo tours! You are the best.
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