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Old 12-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #16
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Wow~you did get to your room quickly after landing! I am quite sure things move along much quicker when you don't have three children to wrangle...

"That's what you said three years ago!"... That is AWESOME!!! Yes, that is a wonderful show, and we see it every time.

No food porn pictures yet? We have to wait for the next post??? Oh the torture! The suspense! Can't wait to see what your favorite restaurant choice is! Ours was Chef's de France...
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #17
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I agree that Disney could have done a lot more with the Nemo ride, though I do like it. That line is quite dark too, so I'm sure with progressive lenses it was almost impossible to see!!!

I actually thought of you when I saw the Pluto topiary during my trip, and hoped you saw it!
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #18
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Wow~you did get to your room quickly after landing! I am quite sure things move along much quicker when you don't have three children to wrangle...

"That's what you said three years ago!"... That is AWESOME!!! Yes, that is a wonderful show, and we see it every time.

No food porn pictures yet? We have to wait for the next post??? Oh the torture! The suspense! Can't wait to see what your favorite restaurant choice is! Ours was Chef's de France...
Yep definitely easier when it's just me and Mom. Sending our checked luggage directly to the resort with DME also helps a lot.

I think Turtle Talk is on my must do list now! It was very funny when that little girl questioned Crush!

Don't worry, the food porn pictures are coming. I actually have the next installment written but my Photo Pass CD shipped yesterday so I'm going to hold off a few days. Besides, you did ask me to drag this out to October!


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I agree that Disney could have done a lot more with the Nemo ride, though I do like it. That line is quite dark too, so I'm sure with progressive lenses it was almost impossible to see!!!

I actually thought of you when I saw the Pluto topiary during my trip, and hoped you saw it!
Yeah, Mom could not see anything! There was a family behind us so we had to keep moving. We should have stopped and let them go in front of us, not sure why we didn't think of that!

As soon as I saw the Topiaries at the front of Epcot I knew Pluto had to be somewhere and was on the lookout. I'm pretty sure Mom actually spotted him first though!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #19
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Hmm... once was at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot. We had just left there and were heading to Soarin' again...

My problem is...someone 'borrowed' my notebook from the stroller. All my notes were in there. I have zero memory! (comes from age and 5 kids I'm sure!)

Let's see...Hollywood Studios...that was the first...we were both eating. And then at Animal Kingdom you saw me first...I was just a few minutes away from ME having a meltdown...LOL.

And, now I can't remember! I know there was once Mr D found you first, and once Miss B saw you first...but I can't remember where that was...maybe I will remember to ask them after school!

(see, I am no help at all!)

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Sunshine Seasons would have been Thursday morning, we had breakfast there. I think I probably had my nose to my phone as I was texting back and forth with my Cousin who is a big Disney fan. I does seem like we were on the same schedule!

I know what you mean about needing a journal. I would be lost without mine.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #20
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Just joining in! It sounds like you both had a lovely trip. Mother-Daughter trips are so awesome!

I remember at one point I had glasses that transitioned from regular to sunglasses and they definitely caused some problems with bright light to dark. I look like I am wearing sunglasses in one school picture from years ago

Looking forward to the best meal of your trip and reading more!
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #21
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Just joining in! It sounds like you both had a lovely trip. Mother-Daughter trips are so awesome!

I remember at one point I had glasses that transitioned from regular to sunglasses and they definitely caused some problems with bright light to dark. I look like I am wearing sunglasses in one school picture from years ago

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Glad you joined in!

Mom did have problems through the week with her glasses. Peter Pan was another one she missed a bit of!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #22
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Photopass Catch-up

My Photo Pass CD finally came so here are the pictures from when we arrived at Epcot. I'm going to try to do the next installment sometime today but Photobucket is sloooowwwww so I don't know if I will get it done.





Not sure why but the photographer had us give a thumbs up:


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Old 12-18-2012, 09:32 AM   #23
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Our Favorite Meal of the Trip

When we left off, we were headed back towards World Showcase for our 2:00 pm lunch ADR. Where were we headed?



We got to the check in about 1:30 pm but the CM told me we were too early and to come back at 1:50 pm to check in. Since we didnt have a lot of time, we just walked up the steps to the Canada store to look around. I took a picture of the beautiful gardens:



And also this one of the Canada pavilion:



The Canada store had some nice Hockey shirts that I spent some time checking out. I was thinking about getting one for DH whos a big Hockey fan but decided to wait a bit before I bought one. We were coming back to Epcot on Thursday so I knew I could get one then. Mom loved all of the night shirts but she really wanted a Disney one so she didnt get anything either.

At about 1:45 we headed back to Le Cellier and checked in. They finally called us back around 2:15 which felt like forever because we were starving by that point. Really wish we would have stopped at MCO and got a snack!

There were several things on the menu I was looking forward to trying. The first thing I ordered was these babies:



I love Martinis and had really wanted to try the Martini Trio. Mom was so embarrassed because everyone in the restaurant looked when they were brought to our table due to the glowing one. That sucker was bright since its so dark in that restaurant! As you can see from this picture, they were not very big:



The next thing I was excited to try was the Pretzel bread. I was so hungry that I ate half of it before I remembered to take a picture. There were also other types of bread but I wasnt interested in them at all.



We talked about ordering a cup of the cheese soup to share but decided against it. I have some minor digestive issues and cheese is one of the foods I have to be careful with. Mom just wasnt feeling like soup that day. So what did we order?

We both got the Mushroom Filet. Mom got it just like on the menu with the mushroom risotto.



I had them hold the sauce and mushrooms and subbed for the cream cheese mashed potatoes (I am an extremely picky eater).



So I guess you want a review of the food, huh? The Pretzel bread was amazing. Im not sure that I actually tasted it I ate it so fast! Mom and I both agreed that the filets were the best steak either of us had ever eaten. They pretty much melted in your mouth. The mashed potatoes were very yummy and Mom loved her risotto. As for the Martinis, well, I loved the Raspberry one. It was sweet and just how I like Martinis. The Blue one (I think it was called a Glowtini) was good but much too sour for my taste. I could not drink the chocolate one at all because it tasted nothing like chocolate and everything like straight alcohol. Next time I will be ordering just the raspberry one! So, how about some dessert pictures?

Mom got the Maple Crème Brule:



And I got the Chocolate Moose:



The Chocolate Moose was too much for Mom and she turned to the table next to us and said I cant take her anywhere. She was a bit mortified with both the Moose and the glowing Martini in one meal.

Mom loved her Crème Brule. She thought it might be too sweet with the Maple but while it was sweeter that a normal Crème Brule, she still loved it. I really enjoyed my Chocolate Moose. The ears and tongue were some kind of weird cookie/chip hybrid and I only tasted them. But the Mousse part was delicious.

We both agreed that Le Cellier was a great meal. It turned out to be our favorite meal of the week and none of the others came close to measuring up to it. Im sad that it will be two meal credits next year. I dont know if we will make it back there in the future.

We rolled (literally we were so full) out of there around 3:00. The next stop was the Visa Picture Place in Innovations West. I was excited when I discovered that we could have a more private meet and great since I have a Disney Visa. I was hoping to get Mickey and Pluto as thats the only two characters we wanted to meet. We dont do a lot of Character meets.

On the way there, we stopped for a minute to listen to the gospel group that was singing for Christmas:



When we made it to Visa Place, there was no one around and we were lead right in. Only Mickey Mouse was there. I was sad not to see my Pluto but we were still excited to see Mickey and headed up for some hugs. Then we posed with Mickey and we barely got into place when the photographer said ok, Im done. I dont think we even got two minutes with Mickey. We were pretty disappointed by the whole process. They could have given us more time since there was no one in line waiting. I guess it was because we were two adults?

We headed out and over to Mouse Gears for a quick peek at the Dooney and Bourke purses. I was on a mission to find a Charms Letter Carrier Bag with Pluto on the front. They didnt even have the bag I was looking for so we moved on and looked around the store. I found a cute Pluto shirt and almost bought it but figured I would get it later in the week. We also stopped in the art store and drooled over the expensive stuff in there.

Once we were done drooling we headed to the photo store right next to SE to get our free photo from the Mickey meet and greet. The line was long and we ended up waiting almost 20 minutes only to discover that the photo guy had taken a grand total of 5 pictures. Two were of each of us hugging Mickey and then three of us with Mickey. We were so rushed through the pictures that Moms glasses were still dark. We picked the best of the three, got our free 5 x 7 and headed out. Here are the photos:











Overall we were extremely disappointed by the whole Visa picture experience. I guess I cant complain too much since it was free.

We started to head out as the plan was to hop to Hollywood Studios for the Osborne Lights but as we walked by SE I noticed that there was no line. So we hopped on. I tried to take pictures without flash but only this one came out:



I did get some good pictures of our future. Mom got a good laugh because her neck didnt fit on her cartoon body.





After that we headed out to the buses to hop to Hollywood Studios.

Up next: The Beautiful Osborne Lights

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Never been to Le Cellier, but that food looks delicious!

That Visa Passholder picture experience sounds disappointing! I had more time at the Character Spot with a long line behind me, and met 3 characters.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #25
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Never been to Le Cellier, but that food looks delicious!

That Visa Passholder picture experience sounds disappointing! I had more time at the Character Spot with a long line behind me, and met 3 characters.
The food was delicious, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

We were so disappointed by the Visa Passholder picture. I had planned on going back a second time later in the week (you can do it once a day) but didn't bother. I almost got in line for the Character Spot the last day but the line was a bit too long and we had to get back to catch DME.
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I responded to your update yesterday, I know I did... I wonder where it went????

Loved your update, and your meal looks so delicious.

That is such a bummer about your Visa passholder M&G... I was debating on getting the new Disney Visa check card for some of these benefits, but hmmm....

Loved all the pictures and I love that one of you and your mom - you can definately tell that you two are related.

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All caught up! I really enjoyed Le Cellier when we went there. And since you are on vacation, go ahead and order all of the silly things you want! It's too bad that you were disappointed by the Visa Passholder experience.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #28
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"I can't take her anywhere!" I absolutely LOVE that you ordered the glowing drink and the Chocolate Moose! I am that way at Disney....I just let go of all inhibitions and be a kid again. It's Disney, HAVE FUN!!!!

I never got to try LeCellier. Now that it is going to fully Signature, I am sure I never will get to try it. My consolation prize is that since we will be there for the Food & Wine Festival next year, I will be able to try the "famous" stuff: Cheese Soup and the Mushroom Filet.

Can't wait to see if you find your Pluto Dooney on this trip...
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Oh that food looks so amazing.

I am going to have to starve myself before I visit Le Cellier so I have room for everything I want to try!
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I responded to your update yesterday, I know I did... I wonder where it went????

Loved your update, and your meal looks so delicious.

That is such a bummer about your Visa passholder M&G... I was debating on getting the new Disney Visa check card for some of these benefits, but hmmm....

Loved all the pictures and I love that one of you and your mom - you can definately tell that you two are related.

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The meal was delicious!

Yeah, the M&G was a bummer. Everything I read about it said you would get at least 2 characters and more interaction time. Maybe they were just having an off day.

I am still glad I have the Disney Visa. I had $185 saved from using it for a year and was able to download it onto a Gift Card to use at the parks. It basically paid for my Dooney & Bourke purse. Also, you get access to discounts such as Free Dining a few days earlier than the public.


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All caught up! I really enjoyed Le Cellier when we went there. And since you are on vacation, go ahead and order all of the silly things you want! It's too bad that you were disappointed by the Visa Passholder experience.
Le Cellier is one of my new favorites, that lunch was so good!

I definitely order what I want at Disney, Mom is just a little more reserved that me.

The Visa Passoholder experience was a big disappointment compared to everything I had read about it.


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"I can't take her anywhere!" I absolutely LOVE that you ordered the glowing drink and the Chocolate Moose! I am that way at Disney....I just let go of all inhibitions and be a kid again. It's Disney, HAVE FUN!!!!

I never got to try LeCellier. Now that it is going to fully Signature, I am sure I never will get to try it. My consolation prize is that since we will be there for the Food & Wine Festival next year, I will be able to try the "famous" stuff: Cheese Soup and the Mushroom Filet.

Can't wait to see if you find your Pluto Dooney on this trip...
I do have lots of fun at Disney! Mom is just a little more reserved than me. She really was just kidding and I found it pretty funny. We ended up striking up a nice conversation with the couple next to us.

I too am bummed that it's going to a full Signature next year but will be getting that Mushroom Filet at Food & Wine!

I will tell you that I did get a D&B purse this trip. But you'll have to wait a bit to find out if I got the one I wanted.


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Oh that food looks so amazing.

I am going to have to starve myself before I visit Le Cellier so I have room for everything I want to try!


The food was wonderful! I think I've said that a few times. Mom and I were starving (I hadn't eaten anything since 6 am that morning) and we still waddled out of there we were so full.
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