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Old 09-17-2013, 11:09 PM   #286
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I can never get enough of WL photos.

Your bag and top match perfectly! You have the cutest clothes!

I tend to notice details. You changed tops (or outfits) after breakfast, didn't you? I've noticed this in a few of your other trip reports.

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:08 AM   #287
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I'm jumping in to follow your awesome trip report- looks like I'm just in time for your 1st park day!

First of all, I have to say- I have my own Emily (or Em or Mims, as she is called). She is my oldest daughter and will be 14 next month. All 3 of my kids share my love for all things Disney!!

We are a family of 5, so there are too many of us to stay in one of the WL rooms, unfortunately. Hopefully after my 16 yr old son goes off to college in a few years we can enjoy a room at the WL. I just love the lodge. We have eaten at Whispering Canyon for dinner once- but after seeing your breakfast photos, I think we need to eat there for breakfast!

Oh, and the CPA in me LOVES your color-coded spreadsheet!

Looking forward to the rest of your TR!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:35 AM   #288
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Hoping on board and can't wait to read more

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Old 09-18-2013, 06:10 AM   #289
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Nice pictures from HoP. It's been so long since I've been in there and its actually one attraction where I have no pictures.

Love Em's shirt and is that a little Mickey head on your skirt?

Breakfast looks yummy. I have always wanted to try breakfast there and now that I know they have Mickey waffles I am totally in!

Did you notice if they still have the lodge tour? We did it in 2010 and it was awesome. They explained the significance of all those details you mentioned. I wish they had in depth tours of all the resorts because I found it incredibly interesting.

I have FP plus for my AKL stay but that's at the end of my trip. Bummer! No FP Plus for the BWV.

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Old 09-18-2013, 06:59 AM   #290
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Love all the WL photos! It is one of my favorite resorts, along with your next resort AKL.

For such a hot and humid day, you both look wonderful in your photos. No one melting yet.

Bummer about missing some of your FP+. I agree, as much as I like planning, I think FP+ takes it a little too far. I want to have things planned but have flexibility to change plans on the fly. I do like the magic bands though, so nice to not have to dig around for keys and cards.

Did you hear that they are linking the photopass to the magic bands so all you have to do now is get your magic band touched by the photopass photographer? I like this, now I don't have to keep up with all those cards and hope that none get lost. I assume that photopass+ will work the same way.

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:17 AM   #291
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Nice update..woohoo magic kingdom..sad for you to have to leave that resort.. However I think you'll be back and you still have lots days left yummy big Mickey waffle.

Is that a hidden Mickey on your skirt? Love it
Interested to hear about magic bands more.

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Old 09-18-2013, 08:00 AM   #292
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Originally Posted by emmysmommy View Post
We had an 8:30am breakfast at Whispering Canyon Café which meant no boat, bus or monorail to transport us to breakfast. Anyone interested in my dining review that is on the dining boards heres the link. One note that I must share since it would be a disservice not to... they have changed their waffles from the plain, boring version to MICKEY shaped waffles. Ok, well, I was pretty excited about that!
They gave you a huge portion of scrambled eggs!

We ate breakfast at WCC when we stayed at the WL in February. I had a gluten free Mickey waffle and it was delicious.
The waiter was really nice, too. He had plenty of time to chat, since the dining room was almost deserted.

I checked out your dining review of the Territory Lounge because we plan to eat dinner there one of the nights of our December trip. I warned my DH about the flatbread. I wonder if the onion soup is good there.

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Old 09-18-2013, 09:16 AM   #293
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Em's outfit is adorable.

Are you wearing a mickey skirt? How cute! I have to ask, where did you get it?

That's really interesting about the Hall of Presidents. Did you learn that on your KTTK tour? My other theory is that you're secretly related to Walt.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:24 AM   #294
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I did the double cut about two years ago. Got it cut short and went back a few weeks later and went even shorter. I would maybe do that now but I want to make sure it has time to grow out again before the wedding.

Love all you WL pictures. Especially the one of you and the Mickey waffle. I do just love those things SO MUCH!!

And I noticed you in the MK. Does this mean there is a Mark sighting in the near future?
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #295
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You know, I was just starting to wonder if you ever made it into a park...

Haha, has anybody ever seen the geyser erupt?

You know I really love Em's shirt. I am always such a fan of the simpler designs.

Yay Magic Kingdom!! I am so very interetsed in hearing about FP+ as you roll along. Obviously it hasn't started well, but I'm anxious to see how it went overall. I'm like a lot of people in that I really don't like it in principle, so I'm curious to see how it well it worked or didn't work as the case may be.

And I swear the two of you NEVER take a bad photo.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #296
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Loved the update!

Waiting for the camera lens to unfog lost countless photo ops for me. Even just going from the busses sometimes had it fogged back up again-and the lens was capped and inside my camera bag.

Cute outfits for today! Love your little Mickey touch on your skirt. Had to laugh at your HOP stop to cool off. DD and I did the same during trip 2.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:49 AM   #297
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Funny story about HOP....

A few years ago my DH (then DBF) and I were in WDW... He hadn't been to the world in a few years and wanted to see the Hall of Presidents. Snooozeville if you ask me... So I decided to tell him it was closed for refurbishment when it wasn't. I figured he'd catch on when we walked by and it was open AND when people were pouring out the exit, but he didn't!!! The trip went on and I forgot all about it (and so did he!).

Eventually I confused and now I have to show proof of any refurbishments! But when we finally did go see HOP, DH had the nerve to say as we were walking out... "I just took a great nap!" Ugh!!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:59 PM   #298
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Brenda, beautiful pictures around the WL...it truly is a stunning resort.

I love Em's t-shirt and your top.

Great photopass pictures.

We've not done Hall of Presidents the last two trips and I'm not sure why...Mark enjoys doing that (it would have been a good place to get out of the heat or the rain).

Did you use a flash for your pictures in tehre?
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #299
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Hi Khaleesi! Glad that we timed our next WDW trip so perfectly!! You didn't have to wait long. ha ha!!

I'm sorry about your diagnosis. I hope you are able to manage it through meds and other medical treatments.

If the bus driver has a big fat head it's probably better to sit on the passenger side!!
Thanks!! It's supposed to be highly controllable through meds, so I've got my fingers crossed.

LOL... I seem to always get stuck behind people with fat heads. Passenger side it is!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #300
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Enjoying your report as usual! You two always look like you are having so much fun!!
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