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Old 03-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #676
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Love all of the HM detail. I always have to take a double take because WDW's HM exterior is so different from Disneyland's. It always takes me a minute to recognize WDW's. Mr. Toad in the cemetery is hilarious. I have two pics in my report from MNSSHP of the Leota headstone, one with her eyes open and one shut. Michael captured them. I'd didn't realize they opened and closed until I saw the photos.

The storybook part of FL was all we really saw and I couldn't figure out why everyone was so impressed until Jenna told me there was this whole other area.
On our trip in 2011, I sat at the Leota headstone and waited to get a picture with her eyes open once I realized that they did that. I didn't want to wait that long this time since I had done it once before.

The storybook land was OK, we mainly went so we could say, "been there, done that". Otherwise it wasn't all that impressive, but I guess if you have kids that want to ride Dumbo, it's cool.

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Love all the photos from HM

Wow, you are going to have your own HM room ........ How cool is that !!!
We even have the HM wallpaper! We have candleabras (yes plural), one of the actual stretching room pictures, and all those new recreations of the stretching room pics, probably more that I don't even know about.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #677
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We even have the HM wallpaper! We have candleabras (yes plural), one of the actual stretching room pictures, and all those new recreations of the stretching room pics, probably more that I don't even know about.
Oh wow - it sounds just incredible !!! I adore the wallpaper especially
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We even have the HM wallpaper! We have candleabras (yes plural), one of the actual stretching room pictures, and all those new recreations of the stretching room pics, probably more that I don't even know about.
Wow, that will be one cool room!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:05 AM   #679
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Very nice pictures of the queue from the HM and pictures of Storybook Circus from the New Fantasyland. Glad that you were able to do a DISer meet that day.

Very nice update.
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Fantastic pictures of HM. Looks like you had a great time in the graveyard.

Nice DisMeet picture.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #681
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I am all caught up again. I did not get Storybook Circus at all. Maybe my mistake was that, like you, I visited the other part of the Fantasyland extension first. After all the amazing detail of Be Our Guest and Belle's village, Storybook Circus just felt cheap and nasty and quickly thrown together.

I am glad that Laura and you got to meet. I can't wait to meet you in May.

It is so amazing that you have all this Haunted Mansion stuff. I look forward to seeing photos of it all on display when you finally have the new house.

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:52 PM   #682
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Oh wow - it sounds just incredible !!! I adore the wallpaper especially
The wallpaper is creepy and cool all at the same time!

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Wow, that will be one cool room!!!
It will be, I asked Fran what else she had in HM decor, I forgot that we had the tombstones (Brother Dave and Cousin Huet), but she has doorknobs, gargoyle accent pieces, replicas of the signs on the brick pillar entrance to the ride at DL, a pillow reading Tomb Sweet Tomb. This is hanging in our house now.



There was more stuff, but she isn't here right now to ask her.

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Very nice pictures of the queue from the HM and pictures of Storybook Circus from the New Fantasyland. Glad that you were able to do a DISer meet that day.

Very nice update.
Thank you Bret!

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Fantastic pictures of HM. Looks like you had a great time in the graveyard.

Nice DisMeet picture.
I love the new interactive queue, later on I had more fun with another line!

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I am all caught up again. I did not get Storybook Circus at all. Maybe my mistake was that, like you, I visited the other part of the Fantasyland extension first. After all the amazing detail of Be Our Guest and Belle's village, Storybook Circus just felt cheap and nasty and quickly thrown together.

I am glad that Laura and you got to meet. I can't wait to meet you in May.

It is so amazing that you have all this Haunted Mansion stuff. I look forward to seeing photos of it all on display when you finally have the new house.

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I'm almost caught all up with yours too. I keep stalling because I hate coming to the end!

When we have the new house all put together, I'm going to invite over anyone from the DIS who wants to come over when they're in town. My DIS friends are the only ones who "get" us! I will post pictures too since it may be a while.

If we pass the Historial commision hearing, they will break ground in July. If we don't pass the Historical commission, well, I'm not thinking about that.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #683
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I'm almost caught all up with yours too. I keep stalling because I hate coming to the end!

When we have the new house all put together, I'm going to invite over anyone from the DIS who wants to come over when they're in town. My DIS friends are the only ones who "get" us! I will post pictures too since it may be a while.

If we pass the Historial commision hearing, they will break ground in July. If we don't pass the Historical commission, well, I'm not thinking about that.
I am just about to post the first installment of my Dubai mini trip report. I took a week off from writing trip report, but now I am on a roll again.

I will keep my fingers crossed that everything works out at your Historical commission hearing.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:37 PM   #684
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After our ride, we headed back over to Be Our Guest to get in line for lunch. We got there around 10:40 and the line was all the way out the walkway and spilled around towards Gaston’s. I had read on the DIS that most people wait about half an hour to get to inside or to the ordering station, so we got in line to wait.

They had plastic coated menus that they passed through the line so you could make your choices before you got up to the podium.





Once we got through the queue, we entered a room with CMs at various ordering kiosks.











Once you place your order, they give you a rose. I think it has some sort of GPS capability so that your server can find you with your order.



While Fran waited at the table, I went around the restaurant taking pictures.

Drink Station





We sat in the main dining room.







But there were two other options for dining room.









Our order arrived pretty quickly. The soups were both very good.





The Roast Beef sandwich was nothing special, but it hit the spot.



This cupcake was pretty good, too.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #685
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I'm still 6 pages behind but I had to comment. THANK YOU for the hog pictures!!! They are so freaking cute I can't stand it!



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The Oysters were awesome! The only thing that wasn't quite as good was that in California we have this sauce called a Mignonette. Later our server told us that we could request it and they know how to make it. It's essentially red wine vinegar and some shallots, but it is so tasty with the Oysters, I always use it over the cocktail/horseradish option. When you come out here, maybe we could leave Disney property and get some, they don't serve raw oysters at Disney restaurants.
I will admit I have never eaten an oyster let alone a raw one. But would be open to trying them. Sounds fun.

I did go and check on the 1 BR again and of course there's no availability now. I sat on the fence too long. After this trip I know I'd enjoy having the kitchen and laundry.
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Whew, all caught up. Hopefully I remember everything I wanted to comment on.

Love the red dress, you look fantastic!

Love the D & B, I really want the Aulani one in that color.

Sci-Fi is a great restaurant, glad you made a late lunch and had plenty of time after check out.

BLT looks great. That might just need to be back on the list.

I've wanted that Star Wars Donald for about a year. How great she got all four

The HM room sounds positively creepy!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #687
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Why did I think Be Our Guest was a table service? The onion soup looks mm mm good!

Thanks for sharing those photos. Can't wait to try it out.....if I can ever get my family inside FL.

Your HM room is going to be uber cool.
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Very nice pictures from inside Be Our Guests Restaurant. No surprise to see a lot of the people sitting in the ball room and Beast room. Even though it is a counter service restaurant during lunch time but it does feel like a sit down restaurant where you get served.

Glad that you really like the French Onion Soup and Potato Leak Soup. When I ate at that restaurant last year I thought the food was very nice.

Great update.
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Thanks so much for this thread!

I'm going to WDW for the first time in May - all of your info & wonderful pictures are helping me to plan
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Alison - I'd really love to go to BoG in October. I'm not sure about whether I want to eat there, but I'd love to see inside. Would you and Fran eat there again?
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