Emmysdaddy Accompanies the Damsels & Yes, He Posed with Princesses 2/2 Completed

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  1. smile4stamps

    smile4stamps DIS Veteran

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    Yes I work night shift!! Normally I don't log onto the DIS from work but I just had to comment and subscribe to your reports before I lost track of them and forgot!

    What a great first night at the World! It sounds wonderful!!

    Um... You get an AP discount on Carrot Cake Cookies?!!? I did not know this!! Where else will I be able to get a discount on food with my AP?!? And is the discount less if I only have the basic AP? (I've been contemplating upgrading to Premier so I can make some quick trips to DL this year! Unfortunately the expensive parts of those quick trips is the hotels and gas or I would be on it in a flash!)
     
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  3. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

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    Oh how I adore the Boardwalk area! Your room looks beautiful! I'm sorry that your pizza dinner was disappointing! But a carrot cake cookie is a great way to make up for that!! :thumbsup2
     
  4. AGPrincess

    AGPrincess Disney Snob -- Bookish Princess

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    The Boardwalk lobby is so gorgeous...loved your photos of it! I think that chandelier is called the Hippocampus Electrolier. :) Also love how you mention the Disney smell in the hallways...Disney resorts always smell the best. :thumbsup2
     
  5. heatherlekay

    heatherlekay Earning My Ears

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    I'm joining in! Great tr so far. After seeing your pic that carrot cake cookie is on my list of Disney musts! Looks so yummy!!
    :offtopic:from one ginger to another I just have to tell you your hair is gorgeous!
     
  6. Pyrate_Pryncess

    Pyrate_Pryncess If I'm a redheaded ninja, does that make me a Gin-

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    Joining in for the fun! I bet the next 12 days must have been AMAZING!!!
     
  7. Lisa29

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    Great pictures of your room, it really looks lovely.

    Really want to try the carrot cake cookie when we go next year!
     
  8. CatNipRules

    CatNipRules <font color=royalblue>Overplanner Extraordinaire..

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    You've definitely convinced me that I must try a carrot cake cookie when we go. They look so yummy!! I'm literally drooling here!! LOL!! :p

    I do like the friendship boats, but they do seem to take forever. I thought it was just me, but apparently not. LOL!!
     
  9. auntfrannie

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    Following along! I always enjoy your dining reviews so I expect your trip reports will be just as enjoyable!
     
  10. natebenma

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    Caught up! :goodvibes

    What a wonderful, but LOOONNNNNGGGGG first day.

    Love taking a picture of the arch as you enter "The World." I think I was in the second row of seats on my June trip, but I got a crappy picture! Somehow it caught me off guard when we got there.

    I have never been in the Boardwalk, but it looks beautiful! I love your room. The colors in the bathroom are really cute and you have a great, fun view.

    I don't think anyone else has chimed in- the new swipe entry system is called RFID, but don't ask me what it stands for. You could ask, and I could check, but too tired right now. (As you pointed out, I'm an early bird, much better in the am!)

    Sounds like the Boardwalk Pizza is nothing to write home about, but the atmosphere is great.

    Good call to head to HS- the Friendship boats are not our favorite mode of Disney transportation either. I'm proud to say we beat the boat (barely) twice in races from DHS to the Beach Club.

    Glad you were able to get your TiW renewal, a ride on RNR, a yummy snack and great photo ops with Bo!

    Looking forward to joining you for your Cape May breakfast in the morning.
     
  11. KatMark

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    Caught up again (trying to stay caught up until I leave Saturday as I kow after that I'm in big trouble keeping up :scared1::scared1::).

    Your room is beautiful (not a resort I would choose as I really do not like the scary clown pool, but you have a beautiful villa :thumbsup2).

    Hooray for getting to a park that night. Sorry TOT had such a long wait, but glad you at least got on a ride. And I must remember to get Mark one of those cookies. I didn't know you could use AP passes for discounts in the parks (our oldest is buying us AP's for our trip next week).
     
  12. sushi candy

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    The ambiance of the Boardwalk is just magical. I love the details. You can almost smell the ocean with the way everything is set up. I have never been a fan of carrot cake but I am tempted to try the cookie now.
     
  13. emmysmommy

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    Yes! We have always received AP discounts at most theme park and resort stores. Even with a standard AP I believe there should be a 10% or 15% discount on purchases. Most World Showcase stores/kiosks in Epcot do NOT offer AP discounts. Also, no AP discounts at places like Contempo Cafe.. not sure about all of the food places at other resorts.

    Also, when I used to purchase the ride photos (Dinosaur, EE, Splash Mtn, Space Mtn, etc) we would receive the AP discount as well. You can always ask but it can really add up. I'll probably mention it laster in my review but we had to purchase some luggage this trip and using our AP discount it saved us about $35 for 1 piece.

    If it helps make the upgrade any more attractive, the CA Disney resort hotels do offer AP discounts throughout the year so if you can take advantage of a deep discount it may make it worth it. (And in CA it covers your parking, 20% off dining at almost all restaurants and fast service places, and the ability to purchase a TiW card for WDW so you don't have to book vacation packages with dining plans...)

    You can always PM me if you have any questions or if you want to know what an AP rate looks like for any of the resorts when offered. :)

    That cookie certainly made up for any disappointment with the pizza!! ;)

    Yes! That hoppocampy thing name sounds right! Talk about knowing Disney trivia - good job!!! :woohoo:

    I agree, the BW lobby is so pretty!

    Hi there! Thanks for joining!! You MUST try it - if you like carrot cake and cream cheese icing - it will not disappoint!

    :wave2: hello fellow ginger! When we pass by another red-head my DH will often say, "there's one of your kind." Like we are a unique breed or something! :lmao:

    Hi PyratePryncess!! (love the ginger midget term!! I can totally relate!) Thank you for reading - I'm glad you are here. I see you have an upcoming trip!

    Hi Lisa! You HAVE to try that cookie. Soooo good!

    ha! You can imagine eating that cookie, huh?? ;)

    As for the boats, I would threaten to get off early and just walk the rest of the way. Have I said that I'm impatient?? :rolleyes1

    Thanks auntfrannie! I'm glad you are reading the TR version of our adventures! Thanks for joining over here! :goodvibes

    Here's the link to that review.
    Thanks for getting caught up!!! :goodvibes

    Oh Kathy you are leaving so soon! How very exciting!! Yes, use your AP at Sweet Spells and I'm sure Writer's Stop as well and get 20% off all of their goodies!

    I'll look forward to all that you have to share about your trip!

    Take care!

    Thanks Rosey! Instead of a carrot cake cookie, how about turkey leg inspired krispie treat?? Those are now all over the snack cases! ;)
     
  14. emmysmommy

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    I received my photopass CD today!!! I am the proud owner of 302 new photos!

    Here is a never seen before outside the DisBoards photo!!! Seriously, no one has seen these yet!

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    Interestingly, this trip had less character breakfasts and ride photos so my splurge in getting photopass + may have had less value in the past. But let's do the math to see if it was still worth the additional cost.

    We had 10 ride photos loaded and 2 character breakfasts (CRT & 'Ohana) on our card. Excluding CRT where the photo package is included with the meal, we would have spent approximately $210 for these photos (including an AP discount for the ride photos.)

    Compared to $169.00 amount paid for pre-purchased photopass+

    We still saved approximately $180. However, I would probably not have purchased most of our ride photos so there goes most of my savings! :rolleyes1

     
  15. ShortStuff

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    Yummy looking cookie and you are making me start to doubt the snacks I want next week with that picture. ;)

    What a fun evening!! Love your photopass pictures. They are great!

    You all look so fresh, even after your long day!! That's amazing!

    There are certainly mixed reviews of the clown pool. People seem to love it or hate it. I'm glad you got to have a view of it, since you are in the 'like' group!!
     
  16. debrapagliasotti

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    BW looks so beautiful!! I cant wait to be there in a few short months :)

    That carrot cake cookie is SOOOOO on my list of yummy things to try. I have never had one.
     
  17. Alysa

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    Great photos! But what exactly is a turkey "leg inspired krispie treat"?
     
  18. emmysmommy

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    Thanks shortstuff... yeah, you are way too kind! I wasn't so liking those photos after a long day of travel but what can you do?

    I'm definitely in the pro-clown group!

    Hi Debra! You will love both I'm sure! :)

    Here's one! You see them all over now.

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  19. natebenma

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    I think that's the only kind of turkey leg I would eat. Again. Tried a real turkey leg in MK in 2004 and now I can't help but shudder every time I walk by a place that sells them
     
  20. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    I'm glad to hear that you liked having Photopass +! I've been very curious if people would like that program (I know it definitely wouldn't work for us!), so it was interesting to hear your review!
     
  21. mrtoffee

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    Great trip report so far :) looking forward to the next installment :coffee:
     

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