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Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Vallie, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    glad you enjoyed the Luau. We did not love it, BUT we do plan on going back at some point. Maybe next trip?

    Uhm.. how were you able to drink? Aren't you under 21? or am I losing my mind? LOL!

    Sorry Craig got a boo boo! Alcohol can always make those worse..not that I would know:3dglasses
     
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  3. kaos928

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    Oh no a cliff hanger!! :headache: lol

    Wow the Luau sounds like so much fun! I only went once when I was real little and I remember thinking all the food was gross! lol My parents were pretty pissed they paid so much and they had to bring me and my sister PB&Js :rotfl: Unlimited drink eh?? .... maybe we should give it a try in May!
     
  4. klacey1

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    Loveee it as usual, girl! Great update-- I also love your sundress! (Makes me wish it was warm enough NOW to wear sundresses-- not that I'm not excited for a hopefully white Christmas!)
    I also LOVED the Poly when we went there for Ohana, but DBF thinks that if we're going to spend that money, he'd rather stay at the Contemporary or Grand Floridian. Boo!
     
  5. Vallie

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    we loved it!! and you'll have to read and find out! :rolleyes1

    i was so scared it was gunna get canceled. but i'm paranoid like that!! everything was so so yummy! i wanna eat it now!

    thank you!! and we were actually gunna do that but because we hung around the resort so long and then craig had his little "accident" we had to take the stinky bus!

    im sorry you didnt love it!! always give things a second try is what i say!!

    and i'm able to drink because..... i'm 25!!!! lol seriously! i just turned 25 on sunday. im an old lady now! i actually just had this convo with princess_momma if you scroll up a couple of posts!! :rotfl:
    craig is actually 2 years younger then me but we're both legal! lol

    alcohol always makes boo boos worse! but then also makes for much cooler scar stories!

    i'm awful!!! i know!! it was good! try and go im pretty sure as long as your old enough to drink you will garunteed have a good time! ;)

    thank you!! i'm wishin for warm weather too! its actually been pretty warm here in toronto the last couple of days!
    i dont mind snow for one day.. on christmas, other then that it can stay far far away!
    i dont really like the contemporary but the Poly and GF are definitly on the tops of my list! i probably need to just stay far away from the delux resorts! or there could be big problems!
     
  6. tinkgurl

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    I want to eat it now too! I was like wanting to grab it out of the screen. :lmao:

    You are 25, girl?! OMG, you look so young! Which is a good thing, because I do too. I always tell everyone that I'll love it when I'm older because I'll look younger than I really am. :)
     
  7. wdwgirl03

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    Glad you had fun at the luau! I love the Poly so much. I really want to stay there again! Hopefully you guys get to soon. :thumbsup2
     
  8. princess_momma

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    I can't see your pictures!! :sad1: I'm so sad!! It says your bandwidth is exceeded!! You need to fix that so I can get my Vallie tr fix!!
     
  9. princess_momma

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    Okay!! I can't wait to see the pics of your cake!! I read what everyone was just saying to you...I bet they skipped our whole conversation about it because they probably thought it was a BIG joke!! :rotfl: You look great!!

    I agree...I'd just want Thumper too!

    That's what I told her!! :goodvibes


    OKay...wow the luau looks great!! I really wish I could've gone to that!! You probably were referring to me as an HDDR fan, because, well I AM!! But if you remember, I was desperately trying for the luau but it wasn't showing the nights I wanted!! :sad2: Next time!!

    That food looks delicious!! Did they just keep bringing Craig beer? I'm only asking because they just brought out my dad and a bunch of the guys whole pitchers!! I wonder if they do that there! All that food looks delicious!!

    I will definitely have to go next time before Landon gets too big. What do you think people with kids didn't like about it? I know now Landon would just be entranced with the fire guy!! He really loved the energy of HDDR. Is the luau have a lot of energy or is it more of a relaxing vibe?
     
  10. inkedupmomma

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    ok..well, i'm not sure where I got that you were 19 from??? my apologies! i feel like a dope now! glad you had fun either way lol!
     
  11. Vallie

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    hehe!! yes i am the big 2-5!! Thank you!! I like looking younger too, nothing wrong with that. Everyone thinks I'm 21-ish. Its great except for at work, then sometimes it comes as a bad thing because some people dont take me seriously. What can ya do.

    Thank you! It looked like such a beautiful resort. I hope we get to stay there too.. and you too!

    aww haha annoying bandwidth problems :( it should be fixed now.

    you are just too sweet my dear.

    you gotta know I have nothing against the HDDR fans, just from watching the videos I dont think it would be something I would ennjoy. :confused3 I may just have to try it out and see for myself though!

    They did just keep bringing him beers, about 3 at a time! :thumbsup2 No pitchers though.

    I would say the Luau is more relaxing until the end with the dancing, then it gets more lively. I think you could get away with going with Landon while he's still little but I think for younger kids they just mght not enjoy it, especially the big show/acting part in the beginning. The dancing part is very enjoyable though, and Im sure most kids would like it. I definitly think it's a show geared more towards adults though.


    haha thats ok!!! I'll take it as a compliment! :thumbsup2 We did have a great time!
     
  12. princess_momma

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    I would definitely at least give HDDR a chance sometime!! You could be surprised or you could be right! At least you'd know!! I definitely think I want to at least try everything once in all of WDW!! Maybe that could be another part of our "job" when we're testing out how to manage hair in FL humidity!

    Thats funny that they would bring 3 at a time!! I'm not a beer pro by any means either like you!! Although this one guy I dated only drank Budweiser and I kind of developed a taste for that, but I think its faded by now! :laughing: Beer is beer, right? :confused3

    Thanks for answering all my questions about the luau! Its definitely something I want to try next time! I hope Landon does well for it!
     
  13. Vallie

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    I probably eventually will try it out and see what its like. Its all you can drink too, so it cant be horrible :rotfl: I definitly wanna try out everything too! Im starting to like this job description more and more!!

    It was pretty great that our waiter brought them out 3 at a time. He was pretty young and Craig told him to keep it coming! He was awesome!

    Beer is beer is beer to me. But not to Craig. Hes a pro. :laughing:
     
  14. Vallie

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    Day 5: Typhoon Lagoon


    So today was supposed to be our big relaxation/do nothing day. Our only plans consisted of sleeping, nursing our hangovers from the Luau, watching tv, tanning, hanging out by the pool and maybe playing some outdoor twister. Other then that we had DTD planned for the night and adr's for Raglan Roads at 8oclock-ish.

    At about 10am we awoke to the sound of construction, right outside our room! We tried to sleep through it, as we were so so tired from hitting rope drop morning after morning but we couldn't sleep any longer. I was expecting both of us to really be feeling the pain from the all you can drink Luau, but surprisingly we both felt fine! We watched some tv for a bit and then started talking about the day. We took a peek outside the door and realized our day of relaxation was being hijacked by construction workers!!!

    So we decided that instead of lounging around we would add the water parks and more option to our passes and check out Typhoon Lagoon instead.

    So we got dressed and headed down to the lobby to add those on and off we went to Typhoon Lagoon. I was so excited that we were going there because I had never been to any of the water parks and always wanted to try one!


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    We walked in and took some pics by the enterance.

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    Then stepped into the park. It was pretty awesome! The themeing was GREAT! But we wouldn't expect any less from Disney of course.

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    We wandered around to try and find lockers for our stuff and then it started drizzeling. Great! A rainy day at the water park! Ugh. We continued to the lockers and on the way we stopped for some lunch. I had a yummy tuna salad sandwhich (which was amazing!) with a coconut orange smoothie (also amazing|) and craig had some chicken nuggets, which he liked too.

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    After lunch the rain had stopped to we put our stuff in the lockers and headed out to the wave pool. The waves were rolling but I had no intention of wading far out into the gigantic wave pool. Craig however, wanted to ride the waves and I planted my behind on a little ledge at the edge of the pool and Craig headed to the deep end.

    As he was heading over the waves stopped. I figured they would start up again very soon. So I sat on my ledge and I waited, and waited and waited some more! Honestly I must have waited probably 30-40 minuted for these waves to start so Craig could come back so we could hit some water slides. Finially after what seemed like forever the waves began. After they were done Craig finially came back over to me! He had been just treading water in the deep end waiting for the waves to come lol. I guess it sucked more for him then for me.

    Next we decided to check out the slides. We headed for the big family slide first. It was a long wait of 30 minutes but we thought it would be really fun because we could go down together. We waited for a while and then finially we're at the front. I was so excited, expecting this big huge awesome slide. Boy was I wrong. It was the shortest, slowest slide ever. I know its supposed to be a family ride, which is fine for the speed, but it was SOOO short.

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    I know I'm smiling in the picture, I think its because I dont realize that the ride is done... after 2 seconds!!


    After that we headed for a round on the lazy river. That was fun but very very crowded, with many children pushing thier way through. We still enjoyed it though, its whats to be expected with a lazy river.

    After that Craig decided to check out Kumunga Kowabunga! I opted not to try it out because I'm a big wimp. He really liked it!!

    We then headed for our last ride of the day, Crush and Gusher. This is the one we were both excited for and it did not disappoint! It was so much fun!!

    Our day was coming to an end because we wanted to get back to the hotel and relax and get ready for our dinner at Raglan Roads. So we relaxed on the fake beach for a bit then wandered and took some pics of the park, since obviously we didn't keep our camera with us throughout the day!

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    We then dried off, put on some clothes and headed back to Pop for some relaxing and getting ready.

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    On our way out we stopped and got some amazing tasting mini doughnuts with white chocolate dip. These were to die for!!! I would give anything to have them right now! mmmm.

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    We both really enjoyed Typhoon Lagoon. It a very pretty water park with lots to do and see. There were so many things we didnt get a chance to do because we got there so late and left so early but we really enjoyed ourselves and still felt much much more relaxed then doing one of the parks.
    up next: Raglan Roads
     
  15. inkedupmomma

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    Oh, I am glad you posted about typhoon lagoon! i am still on the fence about adding it one to our trip! I may have to actually look into it a bit more!
     
  16. Vallie

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    We really enjoyed it! Its a great way to have more of a relaxing day and still be doing something. Also with the water parks and more option you get to check out Disney Quest, which we checked out on the last day and of course I'll post about but it was actually REALLY fun! We thought it was just gunna be a big arcade but we were so surprised with how much stuff was in that building! I think its worth checking out for sure.
     
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    Aw looks like you had a fun day! :)

    Those donuts look good!
     
  18. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    TL looks like a lot of fun!! We were going to go during our trip in a couple of weeks...but it is closed during that time every year!!
     
  19. princess_momma

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    Ooooh you just made me want to go to a water park REALLY bad!! How fun!! Is there any specific reason you chose Typhoon Lagoon over Blizzard Beach? (Is that what the other one is even called? :laughing: I have no idea!) I can't wait for more!!

    I can't wait to hear about the rest of your night at DTD!! And visually re-live the yumminess of RR!
     
  20. Vallie

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    we diddd! and they were amazingly good.

    aw thats too bad!! its alot of fun!! but lucky you going in a couple weeks! take me with you!? :rolleyes1

    hehe well thats why I'm here I suppose!! We just choose it because it looked more relaxing and the wave pool caught Craigs attention! We'd like to check out BB eventually too. I'll be posting DTD sooon!
     
  21. princess_momma

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    Where have you been?! I hope things are going well!! :hug:
     

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