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Old 04-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #76
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I read this all last night on my phone, but forgot to comment! What a nice and serene path there. We will have to take a go on it when we visit in September!
I don't know how the scooters do on dirt paths, but there is also a paved path starting by the bus stops. Halfway through the dirt path we intersected with the paved one. I felt it was a very fun pre-cruise adventure
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #77
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VWL is one of my wish place to go and I really like the place specifically the whole room I consider this as one of the tourist spot. But, please maintain the good services.

It was a beautiful resort, I hope you're able to get there
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:28 AM   #78
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Beautiful! It is really beautiful.

I know you are glad to have it, and the fact that they gave you a bigger one, does not make the fact of poor customer service any better.

Mabye you can write something up about them on a review site, so others might know to review their purchases and make sure everything is perfect before leaving and that they might expect the same service if they have to return something.
Thank you I had almost forgotten how beautiful the first one was, so when I took it out of the box I was really pleased.

The biggest problem is is that the Disney shopping lady is the one who picked it up from the jeweler and brought it to the ship. I never saw it in the setting until we were far from Nassau. I hope I would have checked it out thoroughly if I had stayed and waited for them to set it but I have no idea what would have happened.

I'm so glad the waiting is over.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #79
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We continued to explore Fort Wilderness, and we were both surprised how beautiful the grounds were.



Anyone know the difference between Mickeyís Backyard BBQ and the Hoop Dee Doo Review?



The General Store



We found where they do the Hoop Dee Doo Review





It was a gorgeous day



I was really surprised to see someone walking their dog. I had no idea pets were allowed which I think is really cool.



At this point we needed to head back to the WL. We had time enough to walk back and thatís what we started to do, but as we were passing the bus stops there was one for WL. We started running and even though the bus driver had started to pull away she saw us and reopened the doors. Disney magic at its finest! We would have had a lovely walk back but it was also nice to rest our feet. We had a long day ahead of us and didnít want to get too tired! We of course thanked the driver many times.

Back at WL we lounged in the lobby for a little bit. We had about 45 minutes to wait. I needed to check in with the DCL CM when I saw them so I kept an eye out. I caught up in the journal while mom wrote postcards. I saw the CM walking around so I went to check in with her. It was just verifying that we were here and how many pieces of luggage were picked up that morning. After mom had put her post cards in the mail box we went and did some last minute exploring of WL. We found some fabulous nooks to relax in.



How can you not love these details













And with that we headed back down to the lobby and waited for the DCL bus to arrive.
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something funky happened when updating my links page...
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #81
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something funky happened when updating my links page...
What happened?
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #82
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What a gorgeous resort. Now I want to do the Hoop De Doo Review. I swear, I could do a resort only trip to WDW. There is just so much to do. I want to go back! Listening to MouseWorld on Live365 isn't helping.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #83
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What happened?
I think I quoted it instead of editing so had an extra post I couldn't get rid of.
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I think I quoted it instead of editing so had an extra post I couldn't get rid of.


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What a gorgeous resort. Now I want to do the Hoop De Doo Review. I swear, I could do a resort only trip to WDW. There is just so much to do. I want to go back! Listening to MouseWorld on Live365 isn't helping.
I totally agree. I guess I was just expecting camping slots everywhere. There were lots of golf carts in a parking area, and we saw quite a few people driving them so I'm thinking the grounds must be huge. The living areas were completely tucked away from the main buildings. As I'm writing this I'm thinking you might be talking about WL. Either way I was really surprised how nice each one was. I can't remember if you have a WDW trip in the works. If not its time to start planning!
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I love the jewelry! Very pretty. Sorry customer service was awful and it took longer to get to you. Weird that there was no paper in the shipment to verify size

I just remembered something I was going to ask on your last update! You said that there were a few other resort stops while on the buses. Do they do this for the theme parks too, do you know?
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You're making me anxious for September, and I haven't even gone on my cruise or to the Expo yet!

The pendant stone is very pretty too!
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I totally agree. I guess I was just expecting camping slots everywhere. There were lots of golf carts in a parking area, and we saw quite a few people driving them so I'm thinking the grounds must be huge. The living areas were completely tucked away from the main buildings. As I'm writing this I'm thinking you might be talking about WL. Either way I was really surprised how nice each one was. I can't remember if you have a WDW trip in the works. If not its time to start planning!
I was talking about the WL but have heard great things about the campsites. They actually really fun during the holidays as everyone goes all out and strings lights etc....I looked into staying in the cabins during our first trip but opted for the POR, pre DVC. The cabins look cute though and people really like them.

A lot of people rent golf carts to get around in because the place is so huge. I've read they're hard to get.

No WDW trip in the works. I don't know that I'll get DH back before 2015 but we'll see. Gabby wants a cruise for HS graduation and that will be in 2015 so WDW may not happen until 2016.

I'm killing myself with the Live365. Still. The MK Mian Entrance music is on. I need an intervention.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #89
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Corrina - they have these cookies at Ghirardelli's at DCA!
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This is a little OT but for everyone who followed my last TR my tanzanite pendant finally arrived After a very long 10 weeks, not the 4-6 weeks I was told, I finally have my birthday present
That pendant looks gorgeous even if the wait was a lot longer than you thought.

That was perfect timing that you managed to get the bus back. Love all the photos again and now I am feeling homesick for the Grand Californian. Still, 5 weeks from now I will get to spend one night there.

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A great walk. I haven't done the BBQ, but I kind of know the differences. The Hoop Dee Doo is a dinner show on a stage. Decent food, fun and corny songs and they will interact with the audience as well.

The BBQ is more just that. Basic BBQ food like hotdogs and Disney characters, and I think they kind of have a dance party. I have heard it's fun, but expensive for what you get to eat.
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