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Old 01-25-2013, 04:29 PM   #31
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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!

It really was handy. DH made good use of it.


When I was that age, I guarantee I'd have been doing the same thing!!!

Those little stinkers, I was constantly fussing at them to get off that scooter.

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

That would have been tragic for sure.

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!

They were !!

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.
Yeah, it was kinda lame. I guess budget is a factor. They need to step up their game with that stuff.
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Have a magical day !!
Thanks Janet !! It has been a good day !!
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Day One – Part Four

After eating, it was starting to get really chilly so we headed to Mouse Gear to see if they had anything warm.





They had lots of warm stuff to wear, but the only bad part was everything was $60. I decided I wasn’t THAT cold. DD wanted to ride Figment, so we went over to do that.







Then we went over to ride Spaceship Earth



As we were coming out of that ride, it had started raining and of course I left the ponchos back in the room. I did not earn any Girl Scout honors on this day, that was for sure. So we ducked into Innoventions.

The kids saw Sum of all Thrills and had to do it.







After that, it was time for our Test Track fast passes. It was even colder once we got back outside. We headed over to Test Track. The new and improved Test Track.



DD loves this ride and she was so excited to ride it after it had been down for refurb for so long.

Even in the fast pass line, you had the chance to design your own vehicle.





We moved through there pretty fast and it was great not having the preshow. In no time we were boarding our car.





And we were off ……

A lot of Disney purists hate the change. But we really liked it. It was very sleek and fun. Is it better that the old ride ??? Not really. But it is just as fun and it isn’t any worse in my opinion. We rode again in the single rider line. DD LOVED it !!

They had some fun photos you could take and e-mail to yourself.









After Test Track, we headed back towards the Boardwalk. We saw the Tremaines with NO line.



DD didn’t want to see them, so we just snapped a photo as we walked by.

Back at the Boardwalk



We headed up to the room and back down the LONG hallway.

We could see Tower of Terror from our balcony.



We all got dressed in some warmer clothes and headed over to Beaches and Cream to have dinner.

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I am here! We have to make a plan to be there at the same time sometime this year. We're always missing one another by a day or two. I'm seriously looking into that cruise too. We are taking out the calendar later tonight (yeah, we stay up really late) and we're going to plan out the year. I hope it will include cross country to Dland with a day in Las Vegas. A cruise on DCL (maybe two 4 and 7 night if possible), and a few trips to WDW. I have one booked with free dining, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it.

Anyway, the Boardwalk is one place I've never stayed. I'd like to try it, at least for a couple of days on a shorter trip. I love the location and the look of the place. The lamps are so cute. My mom would love those. (She collects tea cups) The furniture detail is cute too. A kitchen is a nice thing to have at WDW!

Test Track ~ I'm one of the Disney purists. (Is that the word you used?) I liked the old ride better. I like a couple of things about the new one, but overall the ride and the stuff seen on the ride I liked better before.

Oh gosh. You told me it was busy while you were there. Now I believe you because I see people ON Figment.

Can't wait to read more!!!
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I am here! We have to make a plan to be there at the same time sometime this year. We're always missing one another by a day or two. I'm seriously looking into that cruise too. We are taking out the calendar later tonight (yeah, we stay up really late) and we're going to plan out the year. I hope it will include cross country to Dland with a day in Las Vegas. A cruise on DCL (maybe two 4 and 7 night if possible), and a few trips to WDW. I have one booked with free dining, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it.

YAY, you are here !! Hey Tammy !!! I would love it if you guys were on that cruise. It would be so nice to have other adults to hang with and my kids would be in heaven with yours since they are the same age. I really want to go to Disneyland and so does DD. DH wants to do the Alaska cruise, so maybe we can combine those in a trip someday.

Anyway, the Boardwalk is one place I've never stayed. I'd like to try it, at least for a couple of days on a shorter trip. I love the location and the look of the place. The lamps are so cute. My mom would love those. (She collects tea cups) The furniture detail is cute too. A kitchen is a nice thing to have at WDW!

I really LOVE the Boardwalk. I just love anything from the turn of the century to 1920's. I find that era so appealing. We have stayed there twice and we have absolutely loved it both times. It is so amazing being so close to Epcot. I am going to try to snag a summer trip and get into Beach Club if I can. Got to make good use of the unlimited water park option we have on our annual passes this year, so we NEED a summer trip !!

Test Track ~ I'm one of the Disney purists. (Is that the word you used?) I liked the old ride better. I like a couple of things about the new one, but overall the ride and the stuff seen on the ride I liked better before.

Yes, that was the word I used and I thought about you when I typed it. My bestie from high school (Pixie Princess here on the Dis) falls into the category, too. Disney purist. Which is fine, I understand it. There are things I miss from old ride, but the one thing I don't miss is the pre-show. That one and the one on Dinosaur are just sooo boring to me.

Oh gosh. You told me it was busy while you were there. Now I believe you because I see people ON Figment.

LOL. I "borrowed" that photo from the internet. But it was crazy busy. Much more crowded than we expected. We manage the crowds pretty well though, so it didn't bother us.

Can't wait to read more!!!
More coming up !!
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Day 1 Ė Part Five

When I last left off, we were headed to Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club for dinner. I had not planned on this table service because I didnít know when we would arrive on this day, but we definitely got to Disney early enough to get some meals in. So we were trying to stretch out our credits the best we could. I had planned on us eating breakfast at Kouzzina the next morning, but because the kids wanted to eat at Beaches and Cream so bad, I ended up cancelling it.

So, we bundled up and headed over to Beach Club.















There was a cold front coming in with a vengeance and the wind was really cold.

We finally arrived at our destination and checked in at the podium. Beaches and Cream is a table service restaurant, but does not take reservations. We were there about 5:30 PM, so we were seated right away. I understand that the wait can get quite long if you donít get there early.





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DS ordered a root beer float.



A burger



Since DD is allergic to nuts, we had the manager come out and talk to us. He was very kind and accommodating. DD wanted mac and cheese and I swear they went over to Cape May to get it because DD said it tasted exactly like Cape Mayís mac and cheese.



She loved this !!

DH and I split a burger



It came out already cut in half for us. It was a good burger.

For dessert, DD had the kids sundae.



They had to open a new bucket of ice cream and use a clean scoop to avoid any cross contamination with nuts. We really appreciated this effort on their part.

DH and I split the Milky Way Sundae



This was sooooooo good. The combination of the chocolate, white chocolate and caramel was so amazing. And it came with a snack size Milky Way bar in it.

Someone ordered the kitchen sink.



Our service here was outstanding. Our waitress only charged us for the childís portion of the macaroni, so she let us know that it would be a better value if we paid OOP for her meal and saved a TS credit for later. We saw the wisdom in this and did exactly that. We tipped well and went over the Beach Club Marketplace to look around.

I just love all of these old outfits they have framed here.





We didnít buy anything and headed back to the Boardwalk and looked through their gift shop there. DD traded vinylmations and got a much coveted Dug one.



And then we headed back up the elevator and down the long hallway to the room. We settled in for bed and everyone was pretty much out by 9 PM.
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Caught up! What a great view from your balcony! And I love all of your pictures around the Boardwalk. Thanks for sharing everything from the new TT! It is nice to read a positive review from it.
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Hey Marissa !!! Thanks so much for coming on over !! I was pretty slack about send PM's for this. Maybe I should do that. I am so happy you are here though !!

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The Boardwalk is such and amazing place to stay. I was super pumped that it was available for us when I booked this trip.

We really liked the new Test Track. But I understand the ones that don't. We rode it as much as we could while we were there.
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I keep waiting to hear about the new fantasyland .... Did you dine @ BOG ... I guess I will have to wait and see.....
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I keep waiting to hear about the new fantasyland .... Did you dine @ BOG ... I guess I will have to wait and see.....
We didn't. The line was all the way to the end of the bridge. And we didn't have an ADR. It is getting mixed reviews and there isn't anything on the menu I think the kids would like.

It was crazy crowded the day we went to MK. It was hard to even take decent photos because there were so many people around. MK was our last day, so you will have to hang around and see :-)
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Oh my gosh she traded for a Vinylmation and got Dug?? So jealous!!! I need him!
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Yes!! She was pumped about it too !!

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Day 2- Part 1

I had planned on going to Animal Kingdom on this day, but I wasnít feeling it. So I asked the kids what they wanted to do and they wanted to go to Downtown Disney. They had gift cards from Christmas burning a hole in their pockets and wanted to spend some money. So that is what we did. This day was supposed to be cooler, so we dressed accordingly and headed out. We drove over and parked by the Marketplace.



I need to apologize for most of the photos after this. Apparently, there was a smudge on the camera lens that I didnít notice all day so some of them are a little hazy. I realized at some point that I needed to clean it, but I am not sure exactly when.

DD wanted to go straight to the Lego store. She loves the new Friends line they have for girls and wanted to get some of those.







DD bought this little tree house set.



Some more Lego photos





DH and DS went over to Goofyís Candy Company because DS wanted to buy some candy. DD and I went to World of Disney.



She didnít get anything, but I got some pajamas.

I didnít get a picture of them, but I got a DVC discount, so they werenít too pricey. I hate to try things on at stores, so I just went by the size on the tag and hoped that they fit. Once I got all of the way home, I realized the shirt was the right size, but the pants were actually a smaller size and they had been mismatched. I was able to find the receipt and called the number in the receipt and the CM on the phone was amazingly helpful. She e-mailed me a label that I took to a local UPS store. They gave me a free box to put the pajamas in and off they went. I havenít received the replacement yet, but the whole process was very easy and I expect to get them in a day or two. So if this ever happens to you, call them up. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and how friendly they were about me asking for a replacement.

We went to Once Upon a Toy as well, but we didnít buy anything there.



After that, we met up with DH and DS. DS had gotten a slushie. DH had the camera, so he took some photos like a good disserís spouse should







And DSís candy. Mostly cherry and blue raspberry Jolly Ranchers.



Once DD saw his candy, she wanted to get some of her own, so we all went back into Goofyís Candy Company.

I took some photos while the kids were picking out more candy.





DS decided he wanted this cupcake



We got it for a snack credit.

DD got herself a bag of candy.



And then we headed over to Wolfgang Puckís Express for some lunch. We always get the same thing here and it never disappoints us.

DH and I split the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf



Both of the kids had their standard Chicken and French Fries



DH and I Split the Cheesecake



DD got a brownie



And DS got a cookie



We always enjoy our meals here and the service is always excellent. It is, without a doubt, the best CS meal you can get on property.
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