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Old 01-23-2013, 06:51 AM   #16
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I forgot you were going in January . That means I am finally closer to going on a trip than you.
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Hey Sarah !!! Thanks for coming over !!

I just love the Boardwalk. You are so close to everything and the kids love the pool. I guess they only thing we didn't like was being waaaaayyyy down at the end. Our room was awesome though and really quiet. We just LOVED it. So excited about BLT in April though !!

Didn't your sister start her CP just recently ?? I hope she is getting settled and that she is enjoying herself.
I agree, it was so nice being so close to 2 parks and our Boardwalk view room was amazing. Ahhh I am excited about BLT too! I can't wait.

Yes she did. I definitely think she's enjoying herself so far. I posted a couple updates about her CP move-in on my April PTR.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #18
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Yay for the Boardwalk!! I have heard about those super-long hallways - good thing you had the scooter with you!
We were like OMG ..... seriously, it took forever. My scooter even died on the way back one night and we had to push it the rest of the way.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #19
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Hey Janet !!! I am soo happy you are here !! Hahahaha. That is funny.

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I agree, it was so nice being so close to 2 parks and our Boardwalk view room was amazing. Ahhh I am excited about BLT too! I can't wait.

Yes she did. I definitely think she's enjoying herself so far. I posted a couple updates about her CP move-in on my April PTR.
Our view was of the parking lot, but we were able to squeeze in one more night because the points were so much less. I would have loved to have a Boardwalk view. I bet that was amazing !! Regardless of how far down that hallway we were, it is still and incredible location. We love it there !!

I will have to go over check your PTR out !!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:26 PM   #20
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Day 1 – Part Two

After checking in and finding out our room was ready – YAY – we headed straight to it !! I tried to get photos before a huge mess was made.

Master Bedroom



Bathroom







Living area and DD playing on my scooter.



I eventually had to hide the key from them. They kept playing with it and taking off down the hallway on it. So every time I wasn’t using it, I took the key with me.

Kitchen





More living area.



Balcony



View – we got standard view so not very exciting.







The bed pulled out – and DD resting



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Pool







And a panorama DH took.




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Old 01-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #21
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Well, I'll have to come back and catch up later, but I thought I'd better get a reply in so it will at least show up!
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Your room at the Boardwalk looks so nice!!

Oh boy...I can't even imagine pushing one of the scooters down that hallway!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #23
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Hey Andy !!! I am so glad you stopped by !! Thanks for following along. I am loving your TR !!!

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Your room at the Boardwalk looks so nice!!

Oh boy...I can't even imagine pushing one of the scooters down that hallway!!
I love the Boardwalk rooms. I decided I was going to paint my bathroom at home the same color as the bathroom at BW. I still might.

Yeah, that scooter crapped out halfway and we had to push it back. DD helped me though and there is this brake thingy you can release that makes it roll easier.
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WOW I am jeolous you get to so often we are lucky to go every year or trwo....course we have to fly etc. Anyway BW looks great
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WOW I am jeolous you get to so often we are lucky to go every year or trwo....course we have to fly etc. Anyway BW looks great
It is really nice to get to go several times a year. And we only live about 6-7 hours away, to that makes it much more economical. BW is the best !!! Thanks for taking the time to say hello !!
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Day 1 Ė Part Three

When we checked in, it was nice and warm outside. In the mid 70ís. Just a gorgeous day. DD was hungry and wanted some nachos from the Mexico CS, so we got unpacked and head over towards Epcot.







This is me probably checking wait times on my phone.





ESPN had a corn hole game set up outside and DD, DS and DH had some fun with it.





I was probably telling DS to pull his pants up. No one wants to see your underwear. Now now Ė not ever. I will never understand why young men find this is a good look. Because it just isnít and it makes you look like a moron. This trend has stuck around FAR too long.



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Although the day started out warm and sunny, it was quickly turning cold and windy. And we were all regretting leaving our jackets back in the room. Instead of going all of the way back, we continued towards Mexico Ė and some food !!





OH !! I have to tell you about this. Disneyís promotion this year is Limited Time Magic. And for the week we were there it was:

For one week only, January 14-20, there will be a magical Winter Wonderland location with falling snow where you and your family can meet and take photos with some of your favorite Disney characters. Itís an all new character greeting location in the Canada Pavilion. Times for the Winter Wonderland location at Epcot are: 10:30 a.m. Ė 2:10 p.m. 3:05 p.m. Ė 5:45 p.m.

Hereís a photo.



I know it isnít a great photo, but I thought this was really lame. Just Chip and Dale, Daisy and Donald dressed up in their winter outfits. I guess if you are really into the characters and their different outfits, it would be exciting. But we didnít think it was all that magical. Just a backdrop and characters. The line was pretty long for it though, so we didnít bother. DS took that photo and these as well







DH had run to get fast passes for the new Test Track while the kids and I went here:



To get some lunch.

The park was really crowded and it stayed crowded our whole trip. So I guess the MLK weekend is another popular time to visit WDW. It didnít bother us too much though. We know how to work the crowds. Anyway, back to the food.

The kids snagged a table while I ordered.





We were on the Disney Dining Plan and for this meal we just used 2 counter service credits. DH got back with Test Track FPís just in time to eat.

He and I shared the nachos.

Nachos - corn tortilla chips with ground beef, nacho cheese, fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, black beans, and sour cream $9.99



We really enjoyed these. They had some spice to them and lots of flavor.

And we had plenty to eat.

The kids shared the nachos with just cheese



We had two orders of churros for dessert.

Churritos - Churritos with milk caramel $3.99



We enjoyed our meal here and it was everything we expected it to be. I may have needed a zantac later on in the day because of the nachos but they were worth it.
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MMmmmmm...Nachos and churros. *drool*

How funny that you had to confiscate the key to the scooter! I saw the pic of your DD on the scooter, and thought to myself, oh she is going to be the scooter stealer this time. Then I read the bit a bout the keys. LOL!

I will agree, the Limited Time Magic was lame. Selfishly I am happy that this one and the Lost Friends one were not any better than they were. I was sad I was missing out.
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The scooter came in handy for transporting stuff.
I know how handy our double stroller was for that task, so I can only imagine how nice it would be to have a motorized method of transport!

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I eventually had to hide the key from them. They kept playing with it and taking off down the hallway on it. So every time I wasnt using it, I took the key with me.
When I was that age, I guarantee I'd have been doing the same thing!!!


There's a good chance the scooter might have been confiscated by Disney security or something.

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After reading your highly accurate description, I'm craving some nachos from the Mexico CS. The nachos and churritos are always a nice meal and/or snack!

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I know it isnt a great photo, but I thought this was really lame.
I kind of feel that way about most of the Limited Time Magic stuff I've seen. None of it has really just made me feel excited and seemed like something that just isn't a "can't miss." It all seems just a little bit forced, like they're trying too hard, but can't come up with anything any better.
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Happy birthday Susan !

Have a magical day !!
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MMmmmmm...Nachos and churros. *drool*

How funny that you had to confiscate the key to the scooter! I saw the pic of your DD on the scooter, and thought to myself, oh she is going to be the scooter stealer this time. Then I read the bit a bout the keys. LOL!

I will agree, the Limited Time Magic was lame. Selfishly I am happy that this one and the Lost Friends one were not any better than they were. I was sad I was missing out.
Those nachos were good !! If it wasn't so chilly that day, I would have had a margarita to go with it.

Seriously, it was their favorite ride. Every time I got OUT of the scooter, they were on it. I was afraid they were going to hurt someone.

It was lame. You didn't miss a thing. I might have done it if the line wasn't so long. It was crazy busy that weekend. A solid 8-9 on crowds. Seriously, it was nuts.
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