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Old 06-18-2014, 11:56 AM   #136
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You did? My good friend worked there and loved it. She agreed it was stressful. She also drank at work which made the customers tolerable.
I did not love it, and in fact had many nightmares about it after I left.

Yes, that just might make them more tolerable
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I'm following! I love the Y&BC resort, especially that pool! We stayed there during our honeymoon, and then continued on for another week on the Fantasy. Just love that ship - Satellite Falls is one of my favorite spots

DTD has changed more since you've been there, I can't wait to see it in September when we go. It's been awhile and I may not even recognize it.

Via Napoli is fantastic, great pizza and a perfect crust. Yum!

Looking forward to reading how the rest of your trip went
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DTD changed even more? too much.

Love that Satelite Falls, except when it was windy. We spent many hours up there.

That Via Napoli is so good!

I'm hoping to get an update in tonight. Pictures are uploaded.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:06 PM   #138
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Oooh i'll definitely look into the October dates! DH has one week off in October and that week is usually mid-October. But we won't know until the end of this year/beginning of next year. But if he has that week off that would be PERFECT!
That would be awesome!!! Did he call and see if you can move the reservation? Prices keep going up, if you could move it now and lock in a price it might be good. You can still move it if the dates don't work.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:27 PM   #139
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I left you guys off with us in the room and about to head to dinner. I need to give some history before continuing. When we had done our investigation for our first cruise on the Dream we had looked at the Remy menu at length. It was not suitable for either of our diets. Mom is a vegetarian and I am a pescatarian. So we had let the idea of Remy fall to the wayside. Somehow or another I found out that Remy was actually quite accommodating to different diets and was assured by several people on the Dis who had personally had a vegetarian meal at Remy that it was amazing. So I went ahead and booked it for Mothers Day, the next night, as a complete surprise. I had not planned on telling mom until we were heading to the restaurant. Well, when we got to the room to drop off the soda the card for Remy was at our door. Mom walked right past it and I could have totally nabbed it up and kept the secret going. I decided to leave it there. In a split second I thought she might like to know ahead of time so I left the card where it was. When we left for dinner she still didn’t see it.

Our dinner that first night was at Animator’s Palate. The first dinner is always so exciting, meeting our tablemates and servers for the first time. On past cruises our tablemates have always enhanced our cruise. This cruise was no exception. Somehow Disney matches you to similar people and we love chatting about our day and vice versa. We were seated with two other mother/daughter duos. In addition to Mothers Day one person from each of the other parties was celebrating a birthday, on the same day. Disney does their homework. Sadly the mom of one of our tablemates was feeling ill and decided to stay in the cabin. There were also two missing tablemates, our servers eventually took away their place settings sometime during dinner.

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Our table number



I started with a tomato tarte, very delicious



And mom had the squash soup; she said it didn’t have much flavor. She realized later she didn’t even order it….



I then had the truffle purseittes, YUM!



And mom had a tomato tarte, which she enjoyed



Nothing really caught my eye for an entrée so I went with my old stand by, grilled salmon and a baked potato. I really didn’t need the fish; I had had plenty to eat already. And sadly the baked potato was not as good as the ones I had just had on the Wonder.



Mom had a double order of the truffle purseittes for her entrée



And also ordered what she thought was an appetizer but what was a giant potato soufflé. GIANT! She said it was very delicious and preferred this to the purseittes which I was shocked about. She did not finish it, it could have fed a family of four it was so big.



For dessert mom went with her old standby



And I had a cookie sundae. Delicious!



My picture taking of our food did not escape our tablemates' notice but they politely didn’t say anything. One did however offer to take a picture of mom and I which I think turned out pretty cute.



During dinner they have characters from Finding Nemo going around and talking with guests around the restaurant, very similar to Turtle Talk with Crush. I think around dessert time the screens change to ‘drawings’.



Dinner was delightful and we all left at the same time. I hung back to let our server know that we’d be missing dinner the next night because we were going to Remy. I could still salvage the surprise if I had a change of heart.

We had been contemplating going to see Bears after dinner in the theater but we were both pretty tuckered out so skipped it. We did stop by the shop to see if a necklace I had been lusting after was available and sadly it was not there. I had checked on the Wonder and they said it was discontinued but could possibly be on one of the other ships. I wasn’t holding my breathe but of course had to check. Served me right, I should have bought it when I saw it last year.

Disappointed we headed back to the room. This time mom did see the Remy card and at first thought it had been placed there by mistake. I asked her what she thought. She looked bewildered because she honestly thought it was at the wrong room. I assured her it was in the right place. She brought up the problem with the menu and told her about my thorough investigations and that I knew 100% that she would have a delicious meal prepared. She was then quite excited. I told her I had meant to keep it a surprise and she was glad I didn’t. This way she had the whole day to look forward to it. It was still a surprise but not a last minute surprise.

We got ready for bed and then tried to find the movie channel. I KNEW there had to be a movie channel. There had been one on all our other cruises why wouldn’t there be a movie channel. There was no movie channel. We both LOVE the movie channel. On the Fantasy last year they had practically all the movies Disney had ever made on a special movie channel. I continued to look for the channel with no luck. Oh I was sad, and I mean really sad. We settled on an episode of American Greed and fell asleep shortly before 11:00.



Tomorrow, At Sea and Remy dinner
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:10 PM   #140
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What a great treat for Mother's Day - Remy!! I love the food there and was SOoooo full after our dinner, I wish there was a peoplemover to bring me back to the room!

So something that impressed me about Remy was the service (the food goes without saying). We dined at Victoria & Albert's while on our honeymoon and told Israel (who is their Maitre D'Hotel and yes, I had to look up his title!) we'd be dining at Remy in a few days. He mentioned he'd call David and let him know we were coming...I gave it no additional thought. Well, about 5 days later when we checked in at Remy, David greeted us with a big welcome and that Israel mentioned we would be dining there! I thought that was the coolest thing and was so impressed that Israel did contact him and David was like, oh yeah, I've been waiting for you two!

David then gave us a tour of the restaurant and then sat us at our table. He also stopped by at the end of the meal making sure everything was to our satisfaction and gave us a box of treats to go. Truly made our evening and meal special!

Ok..all done now...we now return you to your regularly scheduled program!
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What a great treat for Mother's Day - Remy!! I love the food there and was SOoooo full after our dinner, I wish there was a peoplemover to bring me back to the room!

So something that impressed me about Remy was the service (the food goes without saying). We dined at Victoria & Albert's while on our honeymoon and told Israel (who is their Maitre D'Hotel and yes, I had to look up his title!) we'd be dining at Remy in a few days. He mentioned he'd call David and let him know we were coming...I gave it no additional thought. Well, about 5 days later when we checked in at Remy, David greeted us with a big welcome and that Israel mentioned we would be dining there! I thought that was the coolest thing and was so impressed that Israel did contact him and David was like, oh yeah, I've been waiting for you two!

David then gave us a tour of the restaurant and then sat us at our table. He also stopped by at the end of the meal making sure everything was to our satisfaction and gave us a box of treats to go. Truly made our evening and meal special!

Ok..all done now...we now return you to your regularly scheduled program!

That is a very cool story! Disney is amazing. They hire the right people that's for sure! Thank you for sharing
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:02 AM   #142
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I had to smile that your mom twice overlooked the clue to your surprise and when she found it thought it was for somebody else.

I am glad that you had nice tablemates. Those pasta purseittes are delicious. It is hard to believe that there was something that was even better.

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Great update! I think that is a lovely balance keeping Remy to the penultimate day and then giving Mom a day to look forward to it :-)

Lovely photo of you both in AP :-)

Looking forward to post of Remy! So pleased they could accommodate your diets. It's so wonderful that they matched up your table mates. Corinna and I were wondering on her thread if they keep a file of your preferences in Remy and Palo as they seem to recall so much detail! Be interesting to see your next post!
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:59 AM   #144
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We're back from vacation Finally getting caught up on all the TRs.


Love the pics of the BCV! I was wondering about the bus service there, too. It does seem like a long ride if you have to make other stops. But looks like that negative was outweighed with all the other positives. That resort is still on my bucket list. If I can ever pull myself away from the MK resorts, we'll make it over there.


Can't wait to see what you thought of Remy. This TR is getting me so excited for our cruise....of course we have 11 months to wait


Keep the pictures coming!!!!
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My grandpa died Monday at hospice. I'm just trying to get my mind off the funeral tomorrow & your updates are helping! Thank you.
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He mentioned a wife of many years so I think he was just a chatty guy.


It looks like a great 1st day! I love that your mom was so surprised about Remy, so cool ! How did you like having the porthole window?
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It looks like a great 1st day! I love that your mom was so surprised about Remy, so cool ! How did you like having the porthole window?
The porthole was great. The size of the room was awesome. Mom says she's fine with just a porthole and that's better for my wallet.
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I had to smile that your mom twice overlooked the clue to your surprise and when she found it thought it was for somebody else.
She said she even saw it earlier when we first went to the room and didn't say something because she thought it was in the wrong place. It was a great surprise


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I am glad that you had nice tablemates. Those pasta purseittes are delicious. It is hard to believe that there was something that was even better.

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She casually said, 'I don't need to get those again', talking about the purseittes. next time I'll get a double portion for my entree
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Great update! I think that is a lovely balance keeping Remy to the penultimate day and then giving Mom a day to look forward to it :-)
It really worked out perfectly


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Looking forward to post of Remy! So pleased they could accommodate your diets. It's so wonderful that they matched up your table mates. Corinna and I were wondering on her thread if they keep a file of your preferences in Remy and Palo as they seem to recall so much detail! Be interesting to see your next post!

You know, I really don't think so. Not for us anyway. They always want to serve us alcohol and tell us about their favorite meat dishes. Every time we have to tell them we'd like a nonalcoholic beverage and explain our dining preferences...
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Welcome back Heather!!!!! How was your trip? Tell me all about it if you're not doing a TR. If you are I will wait patiently with the masses

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Love the pics of the BCV! I was wondering about the bus service there, too. It does seem like a long ride if you have to make other stops. But looks like that negative was outweighed with all the other positives. That resort is still on my bucket list. If I can ever pull myself away from the MK resorts, we'll make it over there.
The bus ride was painful. I'm so used to getting in a bus and going that it was a shock to have to stop at the other resorts. But that was the only negative. Being able to walk to Epcot was just plain awesome. We centered our trip around Epcot. Keep it on your bucket list

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Can't wait to see what you thought of Remy. This TR is getting me so excited for our cruise....of course we have 11 months to wait
Ooohhhh, tell me about your cruise! Which one? When?

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Going to do a TR...hopefully I can get it going by Monday (hopefully )

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The bus ride was painful. I'm so used to getting in a bus and going that it was a shock to have to stop at the other resorts. But that was the only negative. Being able to walk to Epcot was just plain awesome. We centered our trip around Epcot. Keep it on your bucket list
We definitely have to stay there, but maybe for a split stay, and then focus on EP like you said. Did you walk or take the boat to DHS?


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Ooohhhh, tell me about your cruise! Which one? When?
7 days on the Fantasy - May 30th - June 6th...Western Caribbean. We wanted to the Eastern, but it didn't coincide with our dates. No biggie, though....it's a Disney cruise, right?
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