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AGLET – We're Gonna Tour The World Together! Updated 11/9!!!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Stringbean&Wingnut, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. glennbo123

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    Your restaurant reviews are always awesome Stringbean!

    Parsnip creme brulee huh? My mother-in-law makes a parsnip and carrot dish that is excellent, so I wouldn't underestimate the parsnip's ability to deliver.

    I'm rooting for you to stay at AKL someday!!!
     
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  3. glennbo123

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    :rotfl2:
     
  4. Joyciemc

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    Mmmm... Jiko!! I love that place.
     
  5. emmysmommy

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    That Jiko filet looks ahh-mazing!! I've never had corn risotto but I can definitely say that if there was some in front of me right now - it would be demolished! :rotfl: Lovely review - sorry that your allergies made an appearance.
     
  6. marDgreen88

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    AKL just blows me away with how beautiful it is every time I see pictures. Sadly, I have never even been there in person!

    I have no idea why, but I can't stop laughing at that picture of the ankole (????) cattle and the zebra. They both look incredibly bored, or something. It's just funny! (Forgive me.) :laughing:

    The meal looks great!!! Wahhh... no IllumiNations viewing? Aww, so sad! :( At least we always know there will be a 'next time.' :thumbsup2
     
  7. Enchanted88

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    Jiko!! It looks so yummy! We'll have to try it next time (2014 waaaahhhh lol)
    I think it's great that you went to Jiko twice in one day!! That means it's super good!

    Ben and I are going to Ohana one night and then Kona the next morning, so we'll be eating in the same resort in a 10 hr span...too bad we can't just sleeep there! haha (wishful thinking ;) )

    Sad to think about packing up and leaving! :( Especially when you know your next trip is farther away than you want it to be!!

    Great update, can't wait to read more!
     
  8. ShortStuff

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    Congratulations on your engagement!!!! :banana::lovestruck::goodvibes:

    I was lucky enough to find your trip report and have enjoyed every moment of it!! I'll be looking forward to hearing more!!

    Is there a Disney wedding, or Disneymoon in your future??!!
     
  9. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    It really does seem like an awesome place to stay!!

    UGH right??? The last night is so depressing!!

    Hopefully you guys give it another shot! We really love it there!

    It's too bad we had to miss Illuminations, but it wasn't worth going with all of those crowds!!

    Aww it should make your A list!!! It really is a great restaurant!

    Yeah, it wasn't worth it, unfortunately. We'll catch it on our next trip, I'm sure.

    LOL at your last-night dramatics!

    It is a great place, we love it there! I can't believe our trip was almost over too!!!

    Hahahaha I'll admit I do think of them sometimes like, "oh, they'd be SO sending this shirt up the chute!" :rotfl:

    They are a bit inconvenient to get too, I will agree. But they are fantastic, and we always think they're worth the trip!

    Congrats!!! Oooh I know what DF would be wanting to try there!!
     
  10. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    Thanks!!!! :goodvibes Welcome, glad to have you here!!

    We love it too! It definitely wasn't bad at all, but still annoying!

    Yeah, I knew it would just be a frustrating evening if we decided to stay, unfortunately!

    Thanks!!

    Hahahahahaha probably the same with me too!!! I think I wear too many Disney shirts for their taste! :lmao:

    Oh I hate having to pack and leave. It's such a sad Disney moment!

    Thanks for the tip! :goodvibes

    Don't be afraid of Jiko!! The ingredients are a bit more exotic than some of the other restaurants, but it is mostly very familiar ingredients, with a bit of an added flavor. Not scary at all, I promise! :thumbsup2

    It really is a gorgeous resort, I love the atmosphere there!

    Hahaha sorry to be a bad influence!!! Sanaa is fantastic, great choice!! :thumbsup2 Jiko is wonderful too, especially since you'll be staying right at AKL!
     
  11. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    Both of the beet appetizers were good, but I'm still voting for Artist Point's, personally! (And no, not just because I am stubborn!) :laughing:

    Those are excellent words of fashion wisdom! :thumbsup2

    I'd love to stay there someday, it really does look beautiful!

    Hahahaha that's awesome!!! Thanks for sharing that!

    Thanks!!! :goodvibes

    I love parsnips, I think they're great! I would have loved to have tried that creme brulee!

    I love it there too!!! :goodvibes
     
  12. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    It was a great steak!! The corn risotto reminded me of pearl couscous, actually! It was really good!

    You should stop by there in person! It really is a gorgeous resort!!

    Hahahahaha I didn't notice that until you pointed it out!! They're all "Ugh. Another day in Disney. Whatev." :lmao:

    There will definitely be a next time, of course!!! :thumbsup2

    Jiko really is great, we love it there! Definitely worth visiting AKL twice in a day! :laughing:

    We've never been to Ohana, but we LOVE Kona for breakfast! It's fabulous there!

    Ugh, I know, packing to leave for home is the worst! :(

    Thank you!!! :goodvibes Welcome!! Glad to have you here!
     
  13. Simba22

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    OK so I'm finally all caught up!!

    I LOVE Boma for breakfast but we've only been there twice because it's so tough to get to without a car. We're staying at AKL next year so it will be a definite! I have to try those Goat Cheese Eggs! I've never had them before!


    Wow, I'm impressed!


    I don't like the float so I just get the soft serve, myself, but I only ever get the pineapple!

    I am SOOO glad you found this because I saw a MILLION of them EVERY WHERE when we were there last week and I kept thinking 'maybe I should get one for her just in case she never found it...' But of course, I completely forgot by the time we left so I'm really really really happy you ended up finding one!


    I bought the Kermit and Animal ones! AND...I found Perry ones although I got those at Walmart...and I ALSO have Hello Kitty ones! :thumbsup2

    I love hearing those words! :lmao:

    I LOVE this one! I was in MouseGear for like an hour and never saw it!



    :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

    I tried one at California Grill (although I waited until AFTER dinner) and I really liked it! The one I tried had Bailey's in it...I do love Bailey's!

    That stinks! Glad it wasn't bad though! That could have really ruined your night!


    Ugh, that stinks! I would have made the same decision though...not worth fighting the crowds, and Illuminations is my favorite!


    Aww! I hate packing for home! :worried:
     
  14. Charleston Princess

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    You would love staying at AKL one day! Most definitely! Still my favorite resort!

    That Kenyan coffee drink looks fabulous! I want one right now!
     
  15. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    Yay for staying at AKL!!! Yes, you MUST do Boma for breakfast!! It's a really great selection there!

    I wasn't sure how I'd like the float, I'm glad I just got the regular whip. I really liked it!

    Awww thanks for thinking of me!!! I'm glad I was able to find it too! Isn't it funny how the merchandise rotates so much so quickly?

    DF likes Bailey's too - I'm not as much of a fan of coffee flavors, so most after-dinner drinks are lost on me! :laughing:

    I'm glad my allergies weren't too bad also! Yeah, unfortunately, Illuminations just wasn't in the cards for us this trip, it seems!

    Someday I definitely would love to stay there! It really is gorgeous!

    Hahaha he liked it a lot! :thumbsup2
     
  16. MEK

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    Denny just got his first beets out of the garden on Sunday and he made this wonderful beet salad with feta cheese. OMG! Best Beets EVER! Wish you guys lived closer, but at least I thought about you when I was eating them. :rotfl:
     
  17. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    Mmm that sounds awesome!!! I wish we could grow vegetables, but we're limited to anything that would flourish indoors in little containers and wouldn't take over our living room :rotfl:. Enjoy your fresh beets!! :thumbsup2
     
  18. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    This just in from the Not-Very-Surprising News Department:





    I am very excited to announce that, yes, we will be having a Disneymoon!!!!!!!!! :yay::yay::yay:





















    (Which will be closely following OUR DISNEY WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    :yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay:





    When we told our families that we wanted to have a smaller, family-focused wedding and get married in Disney, exactly nobody was surprised.

    Our brother-in-law told us he had actually already started researching Disney weddings for us. ("I think that this would be a great ceremony site...")

    And Wingnut’s sister (my completely awesome future SIL) had already made this cross-stitch for us, which I find very appropriate:

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    Our 4-year-old niece was excited at the prospect of a Disney wedding: “I will watch the wedding and then I will go on Winnie the Pooh.” ":laughing:

    (Hey, she’s got a plan. Who can blame her?)

    And my parents were super-excited over the potential menu options:

    Them: WAIT. You can have Napoleons?????

    Us: YES. And School Bread. And Grey Goose Slushies. And carrot cake cookies.

    Them: :thumbsup2

    (Side note: I'm very happy that exclamation points don't count as pictures in posts, I'd have reached my limit many sentences ago!!!)

    But...wait...of course...there's more!!

    When you are planning a Disney wedding, you have the option to go to Disney and attend a site visit, planning session, and tasting session. Which, of course, we will be doing....

    ...this October!!! :yay::yay:

    (FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL, HERE WE COME!!!)

    Okay! Have you kept track of all of that??? I'm SUPER excited, and can't wait to really start planning! Wingnut is also really excited! (And not just because we can have Pooh's puffed French toast on our menu! :laughing:)

    I've been debating what to do as far as a PTR/TR, and what I definitely want to do is finish up this current TR, with updates on the wedding incorporated in. (I don't think I have the DIS stamina to keep up two reports at once! :rotfl:) After that, I'll start something else separate for our planning trip/wedding/Disneymoon.

    (A few more for good measure: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yay::yay:)
     
  19. Charleston Princess

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    Oh my goodness, Stringbean!!! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am that you are having a Disney wedding and a Disneymoon (and a planning trip beforehand)!!! I am going to have so much fun living vicariously through you that I am absolutely giddy (I am even doing Kermit hands in my mind with a yeay!!! :lmao:).

    The cross-stitch is so cute! I love to cross-stitch.

    And how cute is your niece with her plans!!! :lmao:

    This is going to be so great!!! :yay:
     
  20. Megablocks

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    I am SO excited for you!!! My DBF hasn't been to Disney (I know :scared1:) so he doesn't "get" my Disney craziness...so I am so, so excited for you!!! I already cant wait to read about your plans for a Disney wedding AND honeymoon! :yay: :dance3:
     
  21. Twoboysnmygirl

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    That is amazing, even if not surprising!! :laughing: So will it be a full out trip in October? Where will you stay??? Cannot wait to hear about the wedding plans! :woohoo: You can have SLUSHIES?!?!?!?!? *drools* :eek:
     

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