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Old 04-15-2013, 12:48 AM   #811
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Love the pics of the GF and your breakfast looked good. I haven't been paying attention to how far along the construction has progressed so it was fun to see those pics.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:00 AM   #812
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The breakfast looked absolutely amazing. I often have experienced that characters are bypassing all adult groups. I really don't understand why. People are hardly going to character meals for the gourmet food and the fact that there is camera on the table should also be a hint.

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Old 04-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #813
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I love the Grand Floridian, it's so beautiful I can't wait or the DVC villas to be open. Breakfast looks great. I've made two reservations there and canceled both, one of these days I'm going to have to get there.

Those tiles are too cute!
You really need to eat there! It's one of the better character breakfasts I've been to!

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That breakfast does look good. Now you've got me wishing I'd booked in there instead.
You could always change it! We're eating breakfast there the morning you are going to the Crystal Palace.

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Great update. I love the pic of you and Pooh.

So you're the non food touching? I was trying to think back when we've had food together and I remember Fran dipping her grilled cheese in her soup so you've got to be the non toucher.

The GF does look gorgeous. And I noticed that you wrote for sure you'd be staying there....do I smell an add on? Do tell.......

Breakfast looks great! Except for the bacon. Why can't Disney make decent bacon? It's paper thin.

Is that the Poly across the way in the construction photo?
I'm definitely the not touching, but I didn't realize how obvious it was until I looked at those two pictures!

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I plan on using my points at the 7 month window to get into VGF.

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Love the pics of the GF and your breakfast looked good. I haven't been paying attention to how far along the construction has progressed so it was fun to see those pics.
It seems to be coming along well. I wonder if they've started selling point yet and how much they will be.

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The breakfast looked absolutely amazing. I often have experienced that characters are bypassing all adult groups. I really don't understand why. People are hardly going to character meals for the gourmet food and the fact that there is camera on the table should also be a hint.

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Well at least everyone came by once. I would be really miffed if they passed us up completely. I just thought it was weird that Pooh and Tiggr waved everytime they came by our table and the other characters just moved right along.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #814
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Our main goal for today was to get our package filled with souvenirs shipped home. I had the box that we had shipped stuff to Disney, and it was actually all packed up and ready to go. The Contemporary has a business center in the Convention Wing, they let me use a computer to log on to FedEx and print a shipping label. They have a daily pick up and they even had the little sleeve to affix the label to the package. Once we did that (I think it cost a dollar to print the page), we were done and on our way.

Our destination:



We stopped by the Harley store and make a couple purchases.



Then we were off to our next stop.









Up we Go!







You can see Epcot and the Resorts in this one.









Saratoga Springs, someday we’ll come back here to stay.







And then we started our descent downward…











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Old 04-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #815
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[Continued from Previous Post]

So after our little ride, it was time for shopping. We headed right to World of Disney and were thankful to find that there were no crowds whatsoever.



Fran wanted to try on a pair of tennies that she had seen the other night, and after that we headed to the jewelry and other expensive items room. Brandi did get an express preview of this particular bag as I texted her a picture, knowing her love of all things Dooney. But here is the bag that I chose, and has been my daily purse for the last couple months. All week we searched for this bag at every park, resort, everywhere. The only place we could find it was at WoD in DTD. I have never seen anyone else with this particular bag and everyone who has seen it and knows about Dooney has loved it.





Now that I have shown it to all of you, I’m going to switch over to my new Dooney Bag that I bought a couple weeks ago at Disneyland.

Not even 15 minutes after filling out the paperwork to have my new purse shipped home to me, we bought this. I was tempted to run back and get the purse since we now had more packing space to get home.



Needless to say, that baby is coming on our cruise next week!

After all that shopping, we had worked up quite and appetite, but we didn’t want to spoil our dinner which was only a few hours away. We decided to split an order of Fish & Chips, and some onion rings. Remember how I said that we enjoyed the Yorkshire Fish House, well, Cooke’s of Dublin had them beat hands down! I’m really looking forward to our dinner at Raglan Road in October during the Gamers meet now. These were GREAT!





As we pulled away from DTD on our bus we caught another glimpse at our balloon.

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #816
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Day 2 looked so awesome. For starters, I agree the path is neat. I am glad the Brazilian tour group was not staying at the hotel, so you got in first. Thanks for all of the pictures of The Harry Potter ride. Everything inside is above and beyond amazing. They really did a good job. Although you do not want to do the ride again, I am more excited than ever to try it based on your description. The shopping areas are just as neat. I love the Wizard shot Fran got and would like matching shirts too as long as Crap would get the muggle one. As long as all of those cool candies do not really taste like the horrible descriptions, I cannot wait to try them. I heard they are doing Harry Potter at the Universal in California in 2016. I will likely go there first, but I still want to see the one in Orlando.

I know you did not stop there, but your pictures of Suess land look neat. We love Bubba Gump's. good choice for food. The Emeril's looks beautiful inside. Adobo is my favorite Filipino dish, so I bet it was as good as you described.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #817
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How did you like Characters in Flight. I love this purse. Now I want another one. Graham is going to disown me.

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #818
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That is too bad she wasn’t feeling well. The dinner you made looked good.
The balloon ride is fun. Plan it around 9pm and you will see fireworks. It is great.
I like the luggage.
Great updates and pics.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #819
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Love the views from the balloon.

What time are you booked for 1900? I'm unlikely to change as the draw for me is early entry to mk before the crowd. Maybe we can catch up after.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #820
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It seems to be coming along well. I wonder if they've started selling point yet and how much they will be.
Not yet. We've got our name in with a guide to call the minute they are
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #821
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I. Want. That. Purse.

I didn't know you had done the balloon ride. It looks like fun, so glad you posted. Michael was curious about it during our last trip. I like the overheads of SSR.

And thank you for the ear worm: up up and awaaaaay in my beautiful my beautiful ballooooooon.......
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #822
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The balloon ride looks like so much fun and the views are great. Love the Dooney and suitcase.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #823
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You're right, I've never seen that D & B anywhere, it's very cute!

Oh my, now I must try those fish and chips. I've almost stopped a few times but for some reason or another never do.
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I'm definitely the not touching, but I didn't realize how obvious it was until I looked at those two pictures!

Lord no! No more add ons! I'm already trying to figure out how not let my points go to waste! I'm even thinking of using them for a cruise, which I said I would have never done. The only ones that are really sacred are the California points, I keep holding out that F&W will come back and then I will need them all, but I could book a cruise right now with my SSR points and even my VWL. Not sure when we plan to go back to WDW, but the next "planned trip" (that isn't already booked) is looking like October 2014 or later.

I plan on using my points at the 7 month window to get into VGF.



Sounds like you've got it all planned out. I hope the F&W comes to California too. I know I could get Michael to go. When do they typically announce it? I'm hoping we gets APs this December. That would line us up for a F&W trip if it returns next year.
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I can never get tired of seeing pics of the GF and never noticed the tiles on the ground. Super cool!

....I also don't like my food touching..... Well, I should say, I don't like certain items touching. For instance, if i'm having waffles or pancakes at breakfast with eggs, bacon, etc, there will be a separate plate for the waffles or pancakes. I don't like syrup running into my eggs. If i'm at a restaurant and it all comes on one plate. I"ll save the pancakes for last. Yep. I'm a weirdo.

Better than Yorkshire Fish and Chips?! Nope. Don't believe it. Or don't want to anyways. We rarely hang out in DTD so i'm not sure when i'll be able to try them. But if you say they're better, I trust you and must try them at some point.
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