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Old 03-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #1891
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That room is gorgeous!!! I have been spoiled once now by renting dvc points at OKW and absolutely loved it and seriously never want to go back to anything else! THE AMOUNT OF SPACE!!! Hence why we’re probably doing it again in Sept, there’s going to be 5 of us, 4 girls, 3 halloween parties with different costumes….we’re gonna need the space!! Lol.

I spy hidden mickey’s in the coasters!! Ah the walkway from the contemp, I have made good friends with it these past few trips! So lovely! Darn msep getting in the way of your timing! AH! It’s so weird to see fairytale hall not open!!

Ahahaha, I have actually seen pictures of Merida being pulled into CRT. Man, your table is PERFECT!! I’ve never lucked out with seating at crt during wishes! AH! You lucked out with some of your princesses!! We’ve met the friend of Aurora (actually at CRT the day Steven & I met you lol_) and she’s lovely! And I happen to be friends with that friend of Snow’s! Lol. #smallworld

You know, some of this review is sounding SO familiar that I swear I’ve read it, but I don’t think I have…this is just weird…lol




…pardon me while I go cry now…

Awe! So glad you could give away your swag, and I definitely know about how its awkward to find the right family, gifting old fp’s was just as difficult

LOVE all the morning shots! I’m usually the one up first on vacation, but usually not that early lol! Not to mention I usually don’t have such a stunning view!

Okay, that smoked salmon sounds great, I would like it for breakfast now please! It’s so empty in there!!! I do really want to try breakfast there one day! It’ll happen soon, lol. I also love how you guys know so many servers all over the place, I find that really helps an experience!

UGH CLASSIC FAST PASS!! I just got a new phone case that’s a ToT fast pass and I was all “man, the day is going to come when some kid is all “what the heck is that”” AND I WILL BE SO SAD!

I have never been on mission space, and don’t plan on it, so props to you for doing it! Also I had no idea those snacks were in there! Those are super neat!

Us Canadians are pretty nice! THEY CHANGED THE SIZE OF THE FILET?!?! IT ALL MAKES SO MUCH SENSE NOW!!! Bahahahah


Also yes, the service has always been stellar at Le Cellier! Lol, we’re a pretty nice bunch! Also I’m highly considering taking a job down in the Canada pavilion to just get my butt down there permanently for a bit lol!

The flash thing is a serious problem at Le Cellier, I never want to be “that person” and then pictures just don’t turn out! Aahaha oh man, the falling story is pretty funny, although embarrassing, but something I would probably do as a Mom.

The things I would do for that soup right now…

Lol, glad you enjoyed lunch even without the filet!
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #1892
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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW is all I can say about the MSEP photos. What a unique vantage point. OMG!!!!

Oh Brenda, I love that you passed along your CRT swag. Those little ones must have been over the moon. I want to do more stuff like that.

I would imagine you would appreciate the calmness of the morning even more by day 10.

I never knew you could see the Epcot resort area (at least the Swolphin) from way back there.

RIP Fastpass. You will be missed. I'm so glad I have a few unused ones in my possession even more now.

Of course I HAVE to comment on the Le Cellier DR because of course, you had me at friendly Canadians. But truth be told, I just cannot justify (for me) to dine anywhere that charges $44 for a meal.

Ahh Moosehead Beer. Or as we locals call it, "beer", since it's brewed right here.

I have to admit, the Em in the chair story did make me giggle.
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Great updates and dining reviews. We got to eat at Le Cellier right before they did away with the old lunch menu and the smaller Filet was a great meal. I am not a big fan of the new trend of doing combined lunch and dinner menus. I like the days when you could make lunch reservations and eat a meal that was just as good of quality, but a little smaller and cheaper than the dinner portion.

Looks like you all are having a great day!
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:27 PM   #1894
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Brenda, Thanks for the kind words on new grandson. I can't remember what I was going to comment on. Between having so much to read then kept stopping to get things done around house. My head is so scatter brain. I do know as I was reading your Le Cellier review I looked up the menu. Every time I look at the menu every thing seems changed. We were there back in 08. It was Chris's favorite place. They got rid of the dish he had and he no longer cares to go back. Then Anthony went during his disneymoon back in 12 and wishes he would have went somewhere else. This is all fine with me it takes one place of the list of places to eat. I don't see your salad or the pasta that Em got on the menu right now. Maybe it changes due to what foods are in season.
As for resort hopping, for Chirs it is a big can't do. I don't understand since he lives out of his suitcase.
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Enjoyed the updates and was reading ahead on the dining reviews.
I loved MSEP as a kid. When I returned to WDW in 1996 and again in 2004, I was disappointed to see Spectromagic in its' place. Imagine my excitement when, in 2005, MSEP appeared to me again at California Adventure! I was happy to see it return to WDW when CA was undergoing the big remodel for World of Color.

Ahhhh, watching the sunrise in WDW off the balcony of your room!

Nothing better than watching the World come to life.

So you headed off to Epcot and Mission "Sick and Dizzy" for the day while my group went to the Magic Kingdom. No need to check these photos today.

I love the Mexican Pavilion. Shopping in there is always so interesting.
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Haha, that pic the security CM took is hysterical! I am not a great photographer, but I don't even think I'd try that lol.
Wow, FP really are relics! I think I threw away the last few I had saved for scrapbooks that never happened. Now I wish I had a few for history's sake!
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:15 AM   #1897
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Originally Posted by emmysmommy View Post
Saturday August 24, 2013: Day 9, Part 5

Following dinner, MSEP was reprising its performance so we stopped to watch from the top of the castle platform area overlooking the hub.

Hey, you! Tall guy with the cute kid wearing mouse ears. Down in front!


Never mind!

GREAT MSEP pictures!

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Apparently no one decided to join us in our train car. I love empty monorail cars since it is usually an excuse for me to act a little sillier than normal. I may have busted out singing 'It's a great big beautiful tomorrow...'

Where's the video?

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Does anyone else randomly press different buttons and flip the switches during the mission? I make it a point to say 'firing torpedoes now! ' at least once during the mission. When Gary implores us to use the manual controls and shift left or right to navigate our out of control space ship for a successful landing I go the opposite. It's the rebel in me for sure!

One of our favorite memories of Mission:Space from 2008. Ben pressed the wrong button, we ended up at the edge of a cliff and Ben exclaimed "My bad!"

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We decided to then go to WS and check out the Gran Fiesta Tour or better known as the small world of Mexico.

That is a phenomenal picture!

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I understand where you're coming from in terms of the difficulty in finding that "perfect family." Alex and I used to give away at least one set of FPs a day, and it always turned into a scavenger hunt through the park to find people meeting our criteria. You'd think with as many people that are in the parks that the job would be easier. It's as if Disney went, "They're looking for 2 little girls...everyone, scatter!"
We have the same problem when we try to give away FP- you try to find the perfect group and either the families are not the size we thought because someone is missing, or they don't speak English/understand what we are offering or they think we are trying to scam them because who would do something nice like that?
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So happy that you were able to spread some magic to those two little girls. You and Em sure do have the Disney spirit.
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Dining Reviews-

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Does Robert have a set schedule at the GF? Do you confirm before your trips that he will be working?

That vanilla French toast looks amazing!

Have either of you tried the citrus pancakes? They sound yummy, too!

Le Cellier

We have not been back since Le Cellier became a signature dining experience. That is funny that there is nary a spot of beef on your table at a steak place!

I tried to make the Cheddar Cheese Soup at home once, but I ended up being the only one in my family who would eat it. It was OK, but like you suspect, you just can't duplicate the creamy bowl of goodness served at Le Cellier. Plus, I didn't have any Moosehead Beer, so the final result was obviously not going to be acceptable.

Thanks for posting the dessert choices. Coconut Three Ways??? Are you freaking kidding me? I am Coo-Coo for Coconuts. I would so totally have to order this, even though one of the choices is coconut gelee.

Too funny about Emily falling out of her chair (sorry, Em) But whatever you have to do to get a good photo!

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That viewing location of MSEP was fantastic! You got some fantastic shots! Were there other people up there too?

I L-O-V-E an empty monorail car for many reasons... I will often break into a little song too AND no one cares if you take a million photos!

I cannot ride Mission Space... even the tame version!
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Great updates.

Love the photos of the parade from your spot by the castle.

I love that you gave away your "Princess Swag." You two are very sweet. I hear you on how hard it is to find the right family. When we give the balloon away every year in memory of my dad, we have to be very careful to find a "single" child family and it always takes us a good 5 or 10 minutes before we can. I'm not so worried about boy or girl as I try to get a generic balloon.

I love the photo of your empty monorail car. You acting silly? I find that hard to believe.

I love your princess t-shirts at Epcot....so very cute.

I remember that story of Em and the chair.
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Awesome pictures of MSEP and the Castle! What a gorgeous evening and how sweet of you to give two lucky princesses your wands and wishing stars!

Oh, I hope when I'm in Disney, my room will be on the top floor so I can at least get a glimpse of these gorgeous Florida sunrises. So pretty! Will have to stay at BLT one day.

Grand Flo And I'd totally be belting out some Carousel of Progress if I had an empty Monorail car too.

to the princess shirts! And I'm really going to miss the paper FPs so much. I don't know what Disney has been hearing, but all I've heard is complaints about the limitations AND possible removal of paper FPs. Please Disney, just bring them back. PLEASE.

Wait, what? They just shoved you out of Universe of Energy? That stinks. Oh well. At least, you had uneventful rides on the Gran Fiesta Tour and Mission: SPACE right after to soften the blow.
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Hi Brenda! My apologies for being so far behind... I just wanted to stop by to say hi. I plan to be back once I get home to catch up.

I hope you are well!

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Awww, how sweet are the two of you, going on a hunt for the perfect family to give away your wands to! I'm sure that family really appreciated the gesture. I love that it's not only CM's who can create a magic moment for a family!

Beautiful sunrise photos! It doesn't get much better than that...
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How sweet of you guys to give out your wands! I bet they really loved it.

Score on the empty monorail car! It always feels special when you get one to yourselves. I feel more free to take pictures on both sides of the car.

I had to read the story about Em falling out of her chair. What's even funnier is I didn't even see her in the first shot and I had to go back and look at what you were seeing...I saw her elbow

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