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Old 10-20-2013, 01:18 AM   #122
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Whoa! I fell behind there! But you are making me so excited for my not-quite-but-hopefully-soon-to-be-booked January trip to DLR!

I loved all the pics and updates, but I have to go back to the teacup chairs in the DLH lobby! WHAT!!??!!! Those did not exist when we were there in January 2012! Now I know we HAVE to go back in January 2014! Okay, I'm really looking for an excuse, aren't i?

Seriously - great updates. Loved the tour of Indy - have never done that one because my DD wasn't tall enough. I need to check the height restriction - maybe we can do it next time - it looks so fun!
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:38 AM   #123
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Wow...great pictures! I have never felt the need or ever wanted to go to DL....but you have definitely changed my mind!!!
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We didn't think we would love it just as much as WDW so it was a nice surprise!


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Whoa! I fell behind there! But you are making me so excited for my not-quite-but-hopefully-soon-to-be-booked January trip to DLR!

I loved all the pics and updates, but I have to go back to the teacup chairs in the DLH lobby! WHAT!!??!!! Those did not exist when we were there in January 2012! Now I know we HAVE to go back in January 2014! Okay, I'm really looking for an excuse, aren't i?

Seriously - great updates. Loved the tour of Indy - have never done that one because my DD wasn't tall enough. I need to check the height restriction - maybe we can do it next time - it looks so fun!
Crossing my fingers for you!

You just need to see those chairs!

Thank you! You need to go on Indy even if you just do baby swap!
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:50 AM   #124
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It is height wise I think like width wise it is bigger. It also has a walk through though which is awesome!
I remember when Cinderella's castle had a walk through.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:54 AM   #125
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I remember when Cinderella's castle had a walk through.
I suppose we will agree to disagree you are talking to the girl who wishes she was doing a half marathon on her next trip

Yea that area should be in the next update and we loved it!
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:27 AM   #126
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I suppose we will agree to disagree you are talking to the girl who wishes she was doing a half marathon on her next trip
I'm also talking to the girl who's up at 7am on a Sunday morning.
I'm at work, what's your excuse?

Go back to bed!


Oh, wait.... maybe you're just getting home after a night out partying....


You go girl!
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #127
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I'm also talking to the girl who's up at 7am on a Sunday morning.
I'm at work, what's your excuse?

Go back to bed!


Oh, wait.... maybe you're just getting home after a night out partying....


You go girl!
I had church. I teach Sunday school but I wish I had just gotten home from partying
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #128
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Hey Gang! Time for another update!

When Caitlin left off she was off getting fast passes for Space Mountain. While she was doing that Dale and I were over at the Photography Shop trading in our Photopass+ Voucher. The CM who helped us there was one of the nicest most helpful Disney CMs we've ever worked with. I mention this because I have read in many places that the DL CMs are nowhere near as good as their WDW counterparts. We would beg to differ.

Anyway, we picked up the photopass card and if you are going to DL you MUST pre-order the Photopass. It is just $69.95 and you can add ride photos and it includes the photo packages they take at the character meals. Since those packages can cost $25- $35 it is a no-brainer to do the photopass if you are doing at least one character meal. Buy it, you'll thank me. Moving on....

Photopass in hand Dale and I headed over here




to meet our daughter. She seemed to take forever because it turned out she stopped to take some pictures

Once she arrived we checked in for our reservation and we were escorted over to the photopass photographer. I'm not sure why but here the package photo is taken outside without any characters

Here's the pic, forgive us for looking a bit jet lagged and sweaty



At the door you pre-pay and are then allowed inside and shown to your table. Your server then directs you to the buffet which is your standard breakfast buffet. Since Caitlin has a gluten allergy a chef came out to talk with her and specially made her breakfast including this treat



Yep! Gluten-Free Mickey waffles! She felt like she died and went to heaven

I must say that I would assume the WDW purists would go a little crazy at this meal. First of all there are no set characters here besides Minnie so you have no idea who you may see. Secondly, there is absolutely no rhyme or reason as to how the characters move about so they may or may not make their way to your table. Also, the tables seem much closer together than any of the WDW character meals so it is a bit cramped. Since we don't have little kids who had to see a certain character, we were fine with the changes and enjoyed our meals and the characters we did meet.

Our hostess



Chip


Chip and Dale


Aargh!


That was about the extent of the characters we met. We also saw one of Mary Poppin's penguins walking around and Rabbit but neither stopped at our table.


Once we were done we left and headed out towards Aurora's castle. As Caitlin mentioned before it is nowhere near as big as Cindy's but we found it just as beautiful and magical!

Before we entered the castle we stopped for a family photo





Isn't this lovely?




Up next...a photo tour of Sleeping Beauty's Castle

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Old 10-23-2013, 09:42 AM   #129
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Great update . I hadn't really considered photo pass plus but you've got me thinking. ..
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #130
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Great update . I hadn't really considered photo pass plus but you've got me thinking. ..
Thank you. I'm still not sold on the PP+ at WDW but I do think it's well worth the $ at DL
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #131
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Wonderful update!!!

The castle looks beautiful.

When we went to DLR in 2012, I was a bit worried about the character meal situation because of not knowing who would be there and the mix not making sense. However, turned out that our meal at Goofy's Kitchen was one of the best character experiences we have ever had at DLR or WDW. I am thinking about doing the Plaza breakfast during our next trip in January (for DD's 7th birthday). It looks like a ton of fun! I'm so glad that you did it so you could tell me about it.
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Wonderful update!!!

The castle looks beautiful.

When we went to DLR in 2012, I was a bit worried about the character meal situation because of not knowing who would be there and the mix not making sense. However, turned out that our meal at Goofy's Kitchen was one of the best character experiences we have ever had at DLR or WDW. I am thinking about doing the Plaza breakfast during our next trip in January (for DD's 7th birthday). It looks like a ton of fun! I'm so glad that you did it so you could tell me about it.
Thank you I'm glad you had such a great experience at Goofy's. I hope you enjoy Minnie's too!
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This is good Caitlin!!
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