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Old 10-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #16
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Sorry to here about the check in problems. I'm wondering if this new system is even too overwhelming for Disney. They'll get it figured out. Still, it is great to be in the happiest place on earth and it was good to see that clown mouth pool again. Enjoy the trip.
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Hope you get everything worked out and enjoy the day.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #18
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Better buckle up. This could get crazy after I start filling up my "beverage passport" at the F&W Festival.


I am actually getting anxious about the F&W Festival. There are so many options that I'm worried I'm going to miss out. I'm the guy that gets done with something like this and feel like, "Boy I wish I'd known that before I had gone there."

And I'm a planner. So I'm either at Disney World or planning the next trip to Disney World. Yet it never ceases to amaze me that I learn something new with each trip.

It's kind of like watching Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail...you find something new each time you watch.

No golf in my plans yet. but as my kids get older, I'm going to try and plan a trip with my brother's family (they are DVC, too.). Ditch everyone and get a couple rounds in with him.
Hope you got everything worked out and the rest of the vacation goes smooth. Great pictures!!

I hear you, and you will miss something, just too much at the F&W fest to try everything! But it is such a great day, we love EPCOT.

I plan as well, we have our days and off days planned. Probably the reason I get to golf on this trip is that my DW & DD love spending time at the pool. This vacation we wanted to relax some, so they wanted 3 days off, and 4 days of parks. Fine with me, so I will get a round or two of golf in while the girls spend the day at the pool. Works for all of us And, when I am done, I will meet them for a swim and then off to whatever evening plans we have.

I have an itinerary for each day, and my wife who is not a planner is happy I do it.

We try to do something new each trip, but we have found things that we enjoy so much, it is hard to fit everything in. Last year my daughter mentioned mini-golf, so we are going to do that this year. One of our favorite things is to take a bus over to the Boardwalk (but I see you are staying there, nice!) or Beach Club and spend a few hours in the evening over there. We get ice cream, and they always have a magic show or something going on. I recommend this, it is a lot of fun. I guess there are some new places to eat on the boardwalk as well, looking forward to trying them.

We do the same thing, once we are back from vacation, we start planning the next. This year, my wife is going back in January (girls trip) and they are doing the Disney Marathon. I plan to go down in March and spend some time with my Dad (who has a winter home about 40 minutes outside Orlando) and we do some spring training baseball and golf together. I may reserve one night in Disney and go to a Braves game.

Enjoy your trip!!! We leave in 6 days!
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #19
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Hi Guys

I hope all was worked out with your wristbands. Pictures are great! I hope you all have a great time!
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:16 PM   #20
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We got the magic back on track!
DHS to start the day. A beautiful morning walk.



It was definitely a crazy busy day. We're already rethinking future weekend plans.maybe do DTD or AM. Despite the crowd, we did well.TS Mania 2x, Star Tours 2x, Rocking Rollercoaster, Animation Academy and some yummy food.



[Starring Rolls for a late morning snack. We got 2 different cupcakes...peanut butter chocolate and Butterfinger. Both were really good but the newcomer one got the nod from all of us.
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Photo op outside of Star Tours.


And our traditional Chewbacca pic.


We did Pizza Planet for lunch. We find that we can feed our family of 4 on 2 meals here. I didn't get a photo but they had a really tasty cupcake with orange frosting and carrot cake.

We decided to head back to the resort to swim and for me to watch the Steelers get their first win.
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We did Coral Reef for dinner. It was pretty good. I got mahi mahi, DW got steak, DD1 got reef steak and DD2 got fried shrimp. We were all pretty happy with our choices. We finished up with some mousse that was made with Jameson's.




Close up of the kids' cupcake.



Night all. Big day tomorrow...celebrating my DD1 bdayat BOG and then MNSSHP!
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One last note. I did speak to a supervisor about our prolonged check-in and magic bands. Apparently the bands and room access have been challenging. While I don't expect anything to come from the discussion, the supervisor was very nice and concerned. If nothing else, it made me feel better. She did take a lot of notes and asked follow up questions. Hopefully my feedback will make a better experience for someone else.
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Sorry to here about the check in problems. I'm wondering if this new system is even too overwhelming for Disney. They'll get it figured out. Still, it is great to be in the happiest place on earth and it was good to see that clown mouth pool again. Enjoy the trip.
Spot on Norm. It's all good now. Magic restored!
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Looks like a great start despite the bumpy check in. I'm glad that a supervisor at least followed up on it. Hopefully they'll work to get the system working more smoothly.

And I'm glad to see you stopped for some cupcakes at Starring Rolls. That Peanut butter cupcake may just be one of the most delicious things I've ever had.
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Leaving MK now. What an awesome day. MNSSHP was spectacular! No photos tonight but I'll get them posted asap. We also did BOG where everything was terrific from the wait, to the service and the food. I can't say enough good things about our experience. My daughter even received a birthday card from Belle and Beast. Good day.
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We did AK today. No issues with ride times and overall it was a good day. Today was one of those days where I hit the wall. I would have been content to leave at lunch. We had a mellow evening and I feel my strength returning.

DD2 rode Primeval Whirl for the first time and we all rode Dinosaur for the first time. I loved Dinosaur, not my youngest so much. The girls also enjoyed the Wilderness Explorer passes that thou can collect. I definitely recommend that.

Just a quick update for now. More tho follow
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Good to hear you are having a great time.
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Wee did AK today. No issues with ride times and overall it was a good day. Today was one of those days where I hit the wall. I would have been content to leave at lunch. We had a mellow evening and I feel my strength returning.

DD2 rode Primeval Whirl for the first time and we all rode Dinosaur for the first time. I loved Dinosaur, not my youngest so much. The girls also enjoyed the Wilderness Explorer passes that thou can collect. I definitely recommend that.

Just a quick update for now. More tho follow
Leaving at lunch? Commando uh oh. Sounds like you all are having fun and your dds are very pretty. Should I ask David to reserve some more rooms at the convent for them?
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DD2 Maddie enjoying a Boardwalk Bakery breakfast.



Crumb cake and cinammon roll.



DW and daughters waiting for the bus to MK.



Classic photo op.

None of us were successful in pulling the sword from the stone, just in case you were wondering.

An eloquent napkin at BOG.


After a wardrobe change, they were ready for the MNSSHP.
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