Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by IluvXU, Jan 16, 2009.
How cool Laura!!! So excited for you guys!!
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Wow!!! Lots of stays in your future!!! I guess you really have won over your DH!
Great shopping pictures and for DVC at Animal Kingdom Lodge!!!
I am so super excited for you, Laura!!! Years and years and years of Disney trips await you now!
I'm so excited to you all!! That is so great.
Congratulations on your DVC purchase ! That is awesome !! Planning years of vacations at all the resorts is so exciting. I hope to be a DVC member one day myself.
I really don't need to sub to another PTR, but.......I can't say no to those adorable faces of your little ones! I'm in!
Thanks! We have been looking at all the resorts and pics online...
I still cannot believe it. I think it will not be real to me until we stay in our first DVC room.
I am sure I will too!
It means lots of Disney fun at new places!
I thought maybe someday, but I guess someday is now!
He was more ready to jump at the DVC than me... I am the money scrooge!
I am looking for lots of info on the one bedroom from you this Oct.
I wish I could get down there before school starts back up... but I doubt it!
I have uploaded the next update of pics, there are a ton! I hope to get the update done today....
Welcome and thanks for joining in!
Wednesday, June 17th
Looking back this might be my favorite day! There is absolutely nothing more wonderful than your first morning waking up at WDW! In this case we were at a fabulous hotel and had a special breakfast planned before a day of swimming and resort fun!
My sweetie Luke decided to start the day early, around 5:30. So he and I headed to the patio for a bottle and to just watch. Two ducks joined us for the morning (no camera outside, sorry) so we just chatted with the ducks. About 6:30 I showered and then he and I headed to the main building. We were going to do some resort exploring, MeMom Style!
My first stop was to see if the CM could check for dining possiblities at EPCOT the next day I had decided we wanted to take advantage of the Monorail and try to switch our AK and EPCOT days. My problem was I had a dinner reservation at The Coral Reef on Friday, and nothing tomorrow. If we were going to EPCOT I hoped to have a reservation...
The CM checked and when she offered Tuttio Italia at 3:00 I took it. I figured we could talk about it later, I had seen some good reviews of late and we like Italian, so why not! First change, and not much of a problem!
We headed to the main floor and walked toward the MK end, where we found the most fantastic patio! We spent a good 45 minutes just sitting there, soaking up the atmosphere, watching the monorails start!
Then we went in and roamed through the three stores on 4, filled my mug, and sat by the DVC area by Chef Mickeys. I chatted a bit with the CM who was nice, (never imagining that we would be buying) and people watched. It was super fun watching the families come off the elevator to their Chef Mickey breakfast! So many excited people!
Finally around 8:30 we headed back to see what the rest of the family was doing. We had a breakfast at 9:55 to get to!
So everyone showered and dress and we headed back towards the monorail!
We arrived super quick at the Poly! We checked in a few minutes early... so we snapped a few pics!
and we were quickly seated! We were all hungry and ready to try this new meal for us!
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What a peaceful way to start the day. Your view was amazing from that patio! Again great pics of the kids. The looked very happy in their leis! Especially Daddy and Luke.
Congrats again on the DVC!
Thanks for the early morning pictures of the Contemporary. You're right, that patio had a marvelous view, and what a cute picture of smiling Luke.
What a great morning, just you and the little man! How did you keep him contained while you took a shower? I have a feeling me and my little man will have many early mornings as he likes to start mornings at 5 am when he is on vacation.
You got some really great pictures too. I am longing for WDW right now and your pix just gave me the fix I needed.
what a great way to start the day! i love early morning walks around disney world.....even though mine aren't exactly early!
what a great picture! your DH needs this framed and on his desk!
So we were quickly seated with our wonderful breads in hand! The juice was a jungle juice blend, super yummy. Our table was behind the station where the meats are cooked, but it was nice, I was not sure how Luke would react to the characters. The fruit was out super quick, so the girls ate the carbs and Luke loved the fruit. I could not cut quick enough!
Soon we saw Lilo...
Notice no Em. She was not going to go near the characters... once again she is slow to warm up!
Luke was not so sure about him!
Then it was time for some dancing and parade movin'. Our tray of food came then so I got the plates ready with eggs, potatos, Mickey Waffles, bacon and sausages! It was really good!
Notice Emily knew to be kind to him!
Another round of dancing and music making...
What a super fun meal. We had great service, and got extras of what we wanted more of. Fun tunes... which I still hum, great characters and yummy food. I sure hope we can make that breakfast again.
We set off to explore the grounds, but my girls had other ideas. They wanted to swim!
So we jumped back on the monorail ( I was so thankful that we were at the Contemporary... this meal was so easy to get to!)
And I got off... at MK! I had been told at CSR that I could have our tickets printed for the next day so that we would not have to go and check in at CSR before heading to the parks. DH took the kids back to the resort, and I was going to take care of the ticket situation! I went to the ticket booth and explained my situation, the CM placed a call to CSR and then issued my tickets. It just took a few minutes. I think he thought I was crazy to not be going to into MK then, but I wasn't. Then came the problem... we had tickets to get into the park, but no dining for tomorrow. He could not issue that, that had to come on our Keys to the World room key. So the trip there was in vain. I now had paper tickets, and was not sure if I could get them back on my room key, but I figured I could. Also we needed our meals tomorrow at EPCOT. So at this moment I realized someone had to go to CSR before EPCOT tomorrow morning to check in. I was a bit frustrated because the CSR manager acted like I would have no problem, but I had not been specific in regards to our dining plan issue. I was not going to let this upset me...
Oh well... so I headed back to the monorail.... and off to find my family!
Up next: swimming what else!
OMGosh! Could your kids get any cuter?! I love it. It looks like such a fun breakfast and how nice to just hop on and off the monorail!
I knew there was going to be ticket issues from your foreshadowing. I hope it gets worked out easily.
like someone before me said, your kids are just absolutely adorable! i don't even know which picture to quote because they're all so good! luke was looking at lilo like, "what in the heck is that????" so funny that emily was scared of the characters but she'll stand with that creepy-looking tiki guy!
i hope you got the meal thing worked out. two years ago in september of '07 they didn't add the DDP to our ressie by mistake and couldn't work it out until DVC opened (i was with tara at OKW on DVC points) the next morning at like 10:00. we would be at MK by then and didn't want to have to come all the way back to OKW to work it out in the middle of the day so they told us to just buy our food and we'd get reimbursed when we stopped by the lobby on the way to the room the next night. i hope they did something like that for you!
Luke is such a cutie with his two teeth, he already has a wonderful smile. All the pictures are great of your family. I love the family with Mickey, your dh and Mickey almost match.
Hanna has grown so much since the pictures from last year.
I think so too! it's a great picture!
He also needs to frame the family pic with Mickey, they both look very color coordinated.
Another post with great pictures, Hanna with the bread, she looks so very pleased and Em with that juice!
The progression of the kids with the characters is so funny, (sorry Luke) but watching him watching them, then it's like get me out of here!
Laura, I love your backpack! What print is that?
I loved watching Luke with the characters. And he sure seemed to be having a great time on that patio! What a great spot for pictures!! I could easily see spending a while just looking. It's nice to at least have something fun to do like that when the little ones are up so early. I remember in Virginia Beach when my littlest was only about 2 months old, he woke up in time for me to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic. Not something I probably would have done on my own , but something I ended up enjoying.
The dining plan issue is a bum - who wants to waste good vacation time going from resort to resort on Disney buses? (Nothing against Disney buses, but they're not the quickest form of transportation when you need to do something like that) Looking forward to seeing what happened!
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