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Old 06-02-2013, 09:53 AM   #1366
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Still going

With less then a week to time to leave, my gall bladder decided to act up. Like everyone else on this board my family have spent months and months planning this trip. So . . . I have rented an electic cart to use, at least in the beginning.

Has anyone ever used one of these carts at the parks? Around the hotel?
I do not think I will need it by the end of the week, but I did just get released yesterday and we are leaving tomorrow.

Ain't nothing going to hold me back!

Disney here I come

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #1367
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Sorry to hear about your last minute illness!

I have not used a cart, but I will pass along some advice that Teena has given in the past. Recharge your cart in your room overnight, not in the hallways of the resort. There are limited outlets in the hallways, so what can happen is that someone will come along and unplug your vehicle to charge theirs.

You think it has been charging up all night, but when you go to use it in the morning it is out of juice.

Have a fantastic trip!
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #1368
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We were hoping the kids could do the Pirates cruise but they are all sold out during our stay

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Old 06-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #1369
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I just wanted to share...we are under 45 days to our first YC stay!

Looking forward to crossing another resort off my "stayed there" list!

DH and I will be celebrating our 28th anniversary!
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #1370
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I see several going to be there when we are there (6/8-6/15)- major countdown is on, can't wait! Safe travels to all and fingers crossed for good weather!

So excited!!
We will be at the YC on these same dates. Have a wonderful trip!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #1371
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Just wanted to ask how the wait times are at the ESPN Club for this time of year for dinner? Any reviews appreciated. Considering trying it but not sure
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:59 PM   #1372
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Just wanted to ask how the wait times are at the ESPN Club for this time of year for dinner? Any reviews appreciated. Considering trying it but not sure
We went to ESPN on Friday night about 8:45 and walked right in. Once Illuminations finished at Epcot, there was a wait to get in. We wanted to eat at Big River, but the wait there was 50 minutes, and we were hungry after a fun afternoon at SB.

As far as the food, it is your typical sports bar food. Nothing to write home about, but it will do if you are hungry for a meal or want to catch a particular sporting event.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #1373
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Well we have switched over to the Yacht Club and we love our room. We can look right onto the boat dock and we are by the lighthouse with a view across the lake.

Tonight we ate at Yachtsman and I cried. Good cry. (Story Ahead)........

Dh and I were celebrating our anniv. We had our buttons on. Our server asked us how many years and we told her. I also told her that dh held my hand when I had cancer and was in the coma for 2 days etc.

Well a little into our dinner, she said someone left you this note and wants you to read it. It said:

Life is precious and part of life is bringing a smile to someone you dont know.

Hope you all enjoyed your meal.

Have a wonderful evening.

Someone named Erin.

Dh said he saw that she was sitting and dining by herself. I am so sorry that I didnt notice her. I always have a lot of pain and just getting to the table and walking is sometimes an effort for sure.

I was so touched by this beautiful, wonderful woman. I dont know if she is a diser or not.

Our server said that has only happened once before to her. I told her if she ever saw this young lady again to make sure she told her thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Our server told us she said she does this once a month and picked us because she saw it was our anniv.

What a wonderful magical experience thanks to wonderful Erin

We were exhausted from the heat today. Guess we are not used to this, so we just sat on our balcony and watched Illuminations. The trees obstructed some of the view but we were really happy with what we saw.

Tomm. I will stop in and say hi to Teena.
Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful story!

After Sandy Hook the kids and I decided to do one special act in honor for each life lost. The concept came from the Facebook page for the victims of Sandy Hook and they called it Random Acts of Kindness.

I still have two more to go and I purposely left them for my trip to WDW. I created slips of paper has the name of one of the victims and one quote about the victim and I leave one with each random gift.

I'm hoping to find some small Random Acts of Kindness and spread it to my favorite place in the world!

3 1/2 days to go!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #1374
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After Sandy Hook the kids and I decided to do one special act in honor for each life lost. The concept came from the Facebook page for the victims of Sandy Hook and they called it Random Acts of Kindness.

I still have two more to go and I purposely left them for my trip to WDW. I created slips of paper has the name of one of the victims and one quote about the victim and I leave one with each random gift.

I'm hoping to find some small Random Acts of Kindness and spread it to my favorite place in the world!

3 1/2 days to go!!!!!
LuvMarypoppins: I read your lovely YSH dinner story on the dining board as well - simply awesome!!

1971DBday: I love your generosity and I think your plan to finish you acts of kindness at WDW will be appreciated.

Enjoy your trip!

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #1375
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Hello! Important question I'm dying to know the answer to. This is our first year staying CL at BC. I've read there is beer & wine in the afternoon- but wondering if they offer mimosas in the mornings???
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #1376
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YAYY! It's next month for us too! If it were me picking dinner, I'd vote for Tutto Italia. I just love the shrimp & risotto, with a glass of Pinot Grigio of course.
Yay!!!! Let's do the "Next Month Happy Dance" together!!!



Shrimp and Pinot Grigio sounds delicious! Thanks for the vote!

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Hi...Lurker Here. I find it my duty to come out of lurking and give my opinion about the Spirit of Aloha Show. My daughter and I LOVE disney and have spent 9 wonderful trips there. The one huge disappoint for us has been the Aloha Show. It was a waste of time and money for us. Just my opinion.
Wow! Thanks for sharing! I haven't heard anything negative or positive about the show before now. I trust your opinion!

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I agree. I think the Spirit of Aloha Show is a waste of money. Now Hoop is another story. Love it and the food!!
Another wow! Hoop.....hmmmmm.....Hoop is now on the table as an option!

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Doing the happy dance with you! Four weeks from today we will be at BC.

I would pick Tutto Italia - that's definitely one of our favorites and also a "must do". Hate to say it but we were somewhat disappointed in Yachtsman's last year and we did Spirit of Aloha once (never again). Via Napoli is good too - we usually just get pizza though and would pay OOP for that one.

HTH - see you there!
This does help.....Yachtsman's is now off the table. I've heard good things about both Tutto Italia and Via Napoli. Out of the two, I'm leaning towards Tutto so I don't have to pay OOP. Thanks!

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Good God woman! This sounds like a plan I, Buzzy the Fly, can go for!!! You better pack those elastic waist band pants 'cause you're gonna need 'em!

I've eaten at all those places so I'll give you the scoop. Forget D and E. BORING!!! So that leaves A, B, and C. You can eat Italian anywhere so do really wanna pay Disney prices for food and not have a little culinary adventure? that Mediterranean menu says fresh and exciting to me! Try it and let us know what you thought. Since it's 10 minutes away from the YC/BC as the fly flys it will be news we can use!

NOM, NOM, NOM!!!! Buzzy the Fly
Well hello there Buzzy! Thanks for taking time out of your "buzzy" day to reply! Yes, packing my elastic waist pants is on my To-do list. Fortunately, with all the walking we do on our WDW trips and the high temps and humidity of Florida in July which leads to less appetites, maybe the elastic waist pants will go unused.

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NM - you are so wise



Via Napoli! Via Napoli ! VIa Naploli. Do you like Sangria?? Then def. has to be Via. Their Sangria is what I crave



Just ordered DH's AP. I even told him before I ordered, " you know, if you say yes to the AP you konw you are agreeing to multiple Disney vaca's" and he said " no prob"
Yay! Congrats on your husband's AP! This deserves a happy dance!

Sangria......yum! Do they sell Sangria to go?

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Yeah! We are going to Hoop de Doo on our Oct trip and I was unsure about it!!!

I have not done Aloha but had another friend who said she was disappointed with it.

Another mark against Aloha. Wow! Thanks for your input!

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My daughter wants me to make a reservation every time she visits. The food is good old fashion comfort food ... she loves the ribs and I love the fried chicken. She loves the fact that I drive so she can drink as many beers or wine as she wants. Its all you can eat and drink. I'm allergic to strawberries and told them so they brought me a huge apple shortcake instead. So good!
Hoop has all you can drink for beer and wine, too! Hoop is looking better and better! Thanks for opening my eyes to that!

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Hoop is looking like a clear-cut winner!

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Just stopping in to say hi to my YC friends. Caught up on a few posts and totally agree with this; the Spirit of Aloha Show was a big disappointment for us as well. We paid for the best seating category and were stuck behind a pole, the food wasn't great, and the entertainment was just so so imho.

Hope all my BC/YC friends are well! I've been spending numerous hours soaking up knowledge on the Dis Cruise boards as we booked the Fantasy for next May for our 15 year anniversary; concierge level
Sorry to hear you were less than thrilled with Spirit of Aloha. Think of it this way...you took one for the team! Now you're able to save people from going!

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The Spirit of Aloha certainly elicited some interesting responses! None positive!

Do you have an upcoming trip you would like to share with us or have you stayed at the resort in the past?





Thank you for the welcome. We have stayed at Pop, GF, Poly, POFQ, and WL on previous trips. I am planning a surprise trip for my daughter from Feb1-8, 2014. This trip is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of her adoption. I hope to book a room at YC CL. I want to book a resort in the EPCOT area so that we can be close to her favorite ride RNR and my favorite park EPCOT.
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The negative responses to the Spirit of Aloha were very surprising to me....but it's good to know!
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Hello! Important question I'm dying to know the answer to. This is our first year staying CL at BC. I've read there is beer & wine in the afternoon- but wondering if they offer mimosas in the mornings???
Not to my knowledge. They do have orange juice, of course.

I'm not a wine drinker, so I didn't pay attention to the types of wines offered in the evening, but I don't rememember champagne. If champagne is offered, you could always ask in the morning.

And report back about your experience!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:49 PM   #1378
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What is wrong with me? 27 days left and I'm playing with all the ADRs I made 180 days out!

I am so ready for school and most sports (ds will still be playing on the All Star 12 year old team) to end. I am soooo ready for Disney!

Hope to see some of our BC/YC Dis friends at the Dis Meet in the BC Solarium on July 7!
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catho72: Is there a reason that Yachtsman is off the table???

I haven't eaten there, but I do have an ADR for July, am I making a mistake???
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Not to my knowledge. They do have orange juice, of course.

I'm not a wine drinker, so I didn't pay attention to the types of wines offered in the evening, but I don't rememember champagne. If champagne is offered, you could always ask in the morning.

And report back about your experience!
I will definitely ask & report back. My fingers are crossed though!
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