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  1. MickeyT

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    Thanks pixarmom. Your pictures truly tell a story. You can describe these things over and over but until you see them.....
     
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  3. hamom

    hamom Earning My Ears

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    PixarMom, thanks for your amazing photo tour of the path from the Jib slide's exit to its entry. Really, really helpful.

    A quick follow-up question for you and, perhaps, Dee, as I'll be solo with my 6-year old daughter for the first few days until my husband arrives -- do you think the upstairs gazebo might be a decent place to catch a glimpse of Jib slide riders while they're on the public part of the walking path (before/as they turn left at the pirate ship to head back to the slide entry)?

    With my deepest apologies to Dee for mentioning her secret seating area again! :)
     
  4. natebenma

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    What secret spot??? ;)

    The answer is: Maybe.

    Here is my own series of photos of this area. The 3 pictures of the slide are taken from the gazebo area, so I think if you were in a different spot, you might have a decent view of the public pathway


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    Question for Pixarmom, or others- is there an entry to the stairs from both sides of the Jib Slide, or just on the left hand side?

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    Pixarmom - What fantastic pictures! One of the best I've seen. Thanks so much for the photos of the Bakery in France and the BC turkey sandwich menu.

    Teena - feel better!

    Dee - Hope you are weathering the storm!
     
  6. BusyMom2Three

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    We're at the southern end of Genesee County. Funny thing is our schools never close, and if they do they always wait until the last minute to call it quits. It's kind of a running joke. The subs were almost impossible to get in and out of, though, so I think the buses might have gotten stuck! Sounds like you should have had a snow day, too!!
     
  7. pixarmom

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    Thanks, Mike and Robyn!

    I agree with Dee regarding the "maybe." Our 6-year-old is a strong swimmer - he's on swim team year-round and just fine on the slide when it comes to the swimming part. But I'm less comfortable with him going up the stairs to the slide on his own. His brothers (ages 12 and 13) go with him. And it's not because I'm concerned about his swimming - just not feeling great about the climb up the stairs and across the walkway. There isn't a good spot to see the entire route.

    He did go up the stairs alone once, when he tried to escape us for just "one more slide" last week. Under the circumstances you describe, I'd probably set up camp near the slide exit and walk our 6 yo across to the stairs. But that may be overly cautious.

    Yes, there are paths and stairs on both sides of the pirate ship. We just don't end up using the path on the other side much because it's further from the slide exit!

    Here's a photo of the stairs, and the path on the left side.

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    And a photo of the other side of the ship:

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    Can't really see the path in that last one, but it's there!
     
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    DH really loves the Captains Grille buffet breakfast! There's so many great dining option in Epcot area!

    We've never tried Sci Fi, just always seems like negative reviews. Not many dining choices at HS, we do like the Brown Derby.

    I've never been in GF, just on the monorail past it. What do the serve for tea? Cucumber sandwiches? Little desserts?
     
  9. Angeejoe

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    Mommakacie,

    Thanks for sharing this link! Food sounds delicious!! :thumbsup2

    Angeejoe
     
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  11. Angeejoe

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    Thanks for sharing all the great pics pixarmom! Your having me want to take a relaxing swim in lazy river & eating French food!:woohoo:
     
  12. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    Thank you for your awesome pics.I made my hubby look at them with me, he would prefer things to be a surprise, he usually doesn't know anything in advance--except resort name & thinks that fun - Oh, except his golf day.I like to totally know everything before I go, so I can lead the bunch!!!!! Thx again!!!
     
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    Ziggy Playing guitar with the spiders from mars

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    Pixarmom thankyou so much for the photos, they're fab :thumbsup2.

    I would not want to be in that room with the balcony though it looks like the trees want to come in and say good morning.

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  14. luvpoohandcompany

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    Oh I'm definitely going to have to try these:thumbsup2
     
  15. KAZPRINCESS

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    WOW I love this thread.

    Great photo stories from Pixarmum. Think I'll add breakfast from the French Bakery and Picabu at the Dolphin to my list.

    Think I may be using the path to the slide once or twice, with my children of course.
     
  16. meryll83

    meryll83 All it takes is faith and trust...

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    What time can you get to the bakery in France from on a morning?
     
  17. natebenma

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    I believe at 9 am, when EPCOT opens. Normally places in the World Showcase are not open until 11 am

    I can't remember- on EMH mornings, does the bakery open at 8 am or still 9 am?

    Did someone post the blog link on this thread? If so, please repost, if you can.
     
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    So far, so good here. We have power. Just lost my internet connection for a minute, but I brought it back up.

    Not sure of snow totals, but the snow is up to the top of our front steps.

    Hope everyone is safe and warm!!!

    Jay, check in when you can. Be thinking of you today, especially during the high tides.


    Dee


    PS- if you are looking for a Tropical Distraction today, I am almost finished my Atlantis Trip Report. Just 1 post left to write- my tour of Nassau. It starts on Page 56 of my Welcome Foolish Muggles Trip Report. If you are considering a trip here with your family, there's a lot of info!

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    1....Power
    2....Internet
    3....Food

    ....In that order...We Can Make It Through This
    Good luck Y&BC family. Thinking about Y'all!
     
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    1) Coffee
    2) Power
    2a) Internet (may be able to check in on my phone)
    3) Food
     
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    Hope you guys are all still OK. Just saw an update on the news of 650,000 people with no power !!!

    Stay warm and safe.
     
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