"Follow the bouncing ears!" - Oct 2010 solo/Dismeet TR; UPDATE 11/26

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  1. DisneyFirefly

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    No, I didn't want to drop my camera or drop my plate or something :lmao: I'm surprised Sharon didn't get any, either, actually.

    Dinner was quite nice, actually. I don't remember what the options were for lunch, but I remember finding more that I liked at dinner, oddly enough. :confused3

    I had a great time :) I seriously love that party. The hag was fun! She kept wanting to give me the apple! :lmao:

    I really enjoyed Crystal Palace and will definitely be going back there again whenever I eventually make it back to WDW :lmao:

    The party is a great time! If you ever go during September/October, go to the party!

    Yay! :welcome: They were a lot of fun :) That's too bad that we missed each other, but hey, life happens :) It sounds like you guys had a great time, too, so that's what matters!

    Honestly, I think you're the only person I've ever met who likes the chicken :confused3

    But yeah, the line for the dwarfs was always insane :eek: I waited until I was by myself to do it, since I didn't want to subject anyone else to it :lmao:
     
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  3. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Whenever I go to a buffet, I always do a reconaissance mission sans plate. If it is a Disney Buffet or something that I am documenting, I take my food porn pictures first. Then once I formulate my plan of attack, I put my camera in my pocket and have at it!

    Well except at Sizzler & Hometown Buffet, since most of them have about the same stuff, I already know exactly what I want and for which course!
     
  4. therussells08

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    I love your POP pics! :thumbsup2 They make me really excited to stay there! And I love that you took a picture of the 1984 one, because that's the year my sister was born too! :)

    This brings back so many memories from my first and only visit to MNSSHP! It was such a blast. That parade was amazing!

    Oh, and in response to what you said a few pages back about driving Jen and I crazy with your texts...um, HECK NO! I loved getting those texts from you! The next best thing to being at Disney is hearing about a friend's trip to Disney, in my opinion!
     
  5. PrincessInOz

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    Wait and see.... ;)
     
  6. Simba22

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    how the heck are you on page 5 already and i didn't even know you started!?

    Going back to catch up!
     
  7. megcellent

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    I'm really enjoying your TR! I failed to take pictures of our room at POP so it was a pleasant surprise to look at your pictures. It seems like you had a good single trip. My first trip to Disney was 1/2 by myself and nights with my boyfriend at the time. I really enjoyed visiting Disney alone. You could enjoy the scenery and little things more than when you've got a mission to get here or there. Can't wait to read more! :)
     
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    Well, had I known sooner you had a TR going, I would have hopped over sooner. I'm off to bed now, but I'm subscribed and will catch up in the a.m. Looking forward to it. :)
     
  9. DisneyFirefly

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    This was my first time really doing food porn :lmao: So sue me :) I have pics from F&W, though! :yay:

    I really enjoyed Pop :) I thought it was a very nice place for the money I paid for it. Yay for your sister being my age! :lmao: I should've grabbed one of 1986 as well, and then 1959 and 1961 for my parents, but I forgot :rolleyes1

    I really love the Boo to You parade. It's honestly my favorite parade at all of Disney World :)

    I'm glad you enjoyed them! :lmao: I just hated feeling like I was teasing you is all :)

    Oh boy. Do you have 200 pics just of CP's buffet? :lmao:

    I haven't got a clue! :lmao: I'm going to put up another post in a few, once I get it typed up :)

    :welcome: I'm glad you're enjoying it! I really enjoy traveling and most of the time, I can only do it on my own, so I'm sort of used to traveling as a party of one :lmao: I hope you enjoyed your first trip, since it looks like you've been back since then! :goodvibes But yeah, that's one of the things I love about solo trips, is that you can enjoy everything and not just the rush to get to places (not that I don't rush around sometimes :rotfl:).
     
  10. DisneyFirefly

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    It happens :teeth: :welcome: Glad you're here! Sleep well and see you around! :)
     
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    That strawberry looks so good!!!!! :lovestruc

    I ate Fish & Chips at least twice on our trip! I love it and Lumar hates fish so I never eat it here at home. It's one of my favorites!

    Yup...going to Raglan Road just for this!

    I've heard nothing but great things about Raglan Road. **Adding to the list for next trip!**

    Well, HELLO!!! You've been up since 2:54 IN THE MORNING!!! :rotfl2:

    This is the first time we have gone to WDW and NOT had one of our bags inspected.

    It reminded me of that, too! I love Figment! :figment:

    At least you didn't forget socks.... :rolleyes1

    I write down the times too! I don't know why since I don't think anyone really cares about exact times. It helps me to remember what we did though, if I can picture the time of day :rotfl2: I guess.... :upsidedow

    Gross!

    So cute! :cutie:

    Just so you know, we now have to wait to hear them every.....single.....time....we ride! :rolleyes:

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    What was he saying?! "wanna see my glow stick?" :lmao::lmao::lmao:
    Sorry, Brad, but that story was hilarious. I so would have grabbed that thing and launched it somewhere. Like maybe onto I-4...

    I actually got vanilla ice cream...i like the pineapple but wanted vanilla for some reason. Our skipper on Jungle Cruise was good! I liked her!

    You forgot about the CHEESE SAUCE! :rotfl2: I'll be talking about it in my TR when I get to this day! I just got my PP CD yesterday...I love the pics from this night! And yes, those sandwiches were just unnecessarily large. I couldn't even bite into it like a normal human being.

    I don't even think I washed my face. I should have, but I'm pretty sure I took my contacts out and fell right to sleep. As a matter of fact, now that I'm thinking about it....I never even pulled the covers over me! I remember waking up and being freezing cold!
     
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    Not so easy when you don't have lucky muffins telling you what to do, is it? :rotfl2:

    Nope, you beat me! For some reason, I stop getting email updates every once in a while so I had no idea this TR was even started!

    I love Mrs. Potts' Cupboard! I stop there for ice cream at least once on every trip!


    Ummmmmm....What is this???? It looks splendiferous! :tigger:


    :rotfl2: That is a GREAT shirt! I bet he probably bought it at WWoHP. Maybe I can find it online somewhere.....


    Yeah, I think I'm stealing some of these, too! And I only fed Piglet the ham sandwich because 1) I felt like a bigger pig than him for eating that monstrous thing, and 2) people always say they feel bad eating sausage in front of Piglet at CP...and this is my way of saying "I don't!" :rotfl2::rotfl2:

    OMG I'm exhausted just from replying! I'm going to bed and I'll be back to finish catching up tomorrow afternoon!
     
  14. DisneyFirefly

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    Monday, October 25, 2010 - Epcot, Food and Wine Festival

    This is about where I stopped really taking thorough notes like I had been earlier in the trip :lmao:

    I think I woke up somewhere around 9 and got up, got dressed, and headed over to Epcot to meet up with Sharon!

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    I'd texted her once I got on the bus and she said she was in Mouse Gears, so I headed over there, since she'd texted again to say she was still there. I couldn't find her at first, so I looked at snowglobes.

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    When we finally found each other, she gave me a little keychain Eeyore to hang out with Pooh for the rest of the trip! :eeyore: pooh:

    After meeting up, we decided to go to Soarin'. I'd never been on it, so we hurried over there. I got a Fastpass and gave it to her in exchange for the one she already had (she'd done it earlier in the day and had gotten a FP to use with her DH later) and then went on it. Honestly, I loved it. It wasn't as amazing as people say it is, but I really did love it.

    After Soarin', we wandered over to Figment and went on that, then found our way into Captain Eo. I think I'd wanted to do Figment and she wanted to do Captain Eo, because I remember that she wasn't very enthused by Figment and I thought Captain Eo was kind of stupid.

    I was amused at them using the Star Wars miniatures, though.

    Once we were out of the eight minute Michael Jackson video, we walked into the World Showcase and started our excursion through part of the Food and Wine Festival!

    I was taking pictures of the herb plants for my mom.

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    Sharon decided that she wanted something from Greece, and I decided I wanted to try the cheese fondue.

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    I didn't try the spanakopita (sp?) thing, but I remember her liking it. The cheese fondue was good, though. I'd never had fondue before! That sort of became the theme for the afternoon :lmao:

    Then we went to Canada.

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    The cheese soup was excellent, and I can see why everyone raves about it. I wish I'd had some bread, though :sad2:

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    That was the maple glazed salmon. Even when I was in Alaska, I didn't try the salmon, but I did it to make Sharon stop picking at me. It was good, to be perfectly honest, but not something I'd get often.

    After a stop at the bathroom, we went to Ireland to try two of franandaj's suggestions.

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    That little bitty cake? Did not last long. It was so good! I want another :lmao: The fisherman's pie was good as well, but I think the real hit was the lava cake. Does anyone have a recipe? (Seriously, does anyone have a recipe?)

    After Ireland (and calling my mom to tell her that I'd not only eaten fondue, but salmon, lobster, and scallops), we went into the UK pavilion to do a little bit of shopping.

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    I have a friend who's obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, so I made Sharon hold the bear for a picture :)

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    And my dad is currently obsessed with the Beatles. I actually wound up calling him when I saw the coffee mugs they have there. I was supposed to buy him a Grumpy mug, but when I saw those, I called him and asked if he wanted a Beatles mug or a Grumpy mug. He told me to get the Beatles one. About ten minutes after we left the shop (I think we were in France by then), he called and told me to return it and get the Grumpy one. :rolleyes: Well, I said I'd see what I could do, since I'd paid with a gift card. I later took Sharon's advice and just told him when I got home that I'd had them ship it to Pop and just never got around to getting back to Epcot to return it.

    I did get him the Grumpy one, though, too. He loves it. See?

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    Anyway, then we wandered through the shops and eventually found ourselves in the tea/candy shop. I wanted a Mars Bar, but GASP! They didn't HAVE them! :sad:

    I got a Ripple bar instead, which was actually very good and I want another :lmao:

    I had to take a picture of the girl at the register, though, because her name was Jade and so is my niece's.

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    We headed into France then.

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    Sharon decided to continue the "Dana's never tried this before, let me make her try it" thing and got in line in the France booth.

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    She emerged with creme brulee.

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    I thought it was all right, but she said it wasn't wonderful (I think that's the word she used). I'll probably try it again someday.

    We met Marie and my pics are apparently on Photopass. Maybe on Sharon's camera as well, I don't know. At least, I think we did Marie before the creme brulee. If not, it was the other way round. Then we meandered through the rest of the the pavilion and into the Patisserie.

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    Yum. Didn't get one, but thought about it.

    We did both get one of these:

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    And then sat at this table in the corner of that little area:

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    The slushies were non-alcoholic and were perfect, as it was really hot and sunny that day. After a little bit, this woman sat down at the empty chair at our table to make a phone call and then engaged us in a very strange conversation. I don't remember all of it, but I remember that her demeanor changed on the drop of a hat. It was very odd.

    We got up to leave when our drinks were done and we saw a mom loaded down with food and kids looking for a table. They ended up at a table on the other side of the courtyard, but we for some reason took pictures of her food while we were guarding it when she went to get the kids.

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    We continued on through the showcase.

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    When we got to Japan, we wandered into that big store that they have (Mitsukoshi, I think it's called). She was looking for Bakugan things for her DS, but with no success. We kept trying to stick to air conditioned things whenever we found some, so we went through the shops and that little armory display they have, and sat down for a couple minutes. I have old ankle and foot injuries, and they were really bugging me that afternoon.

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    We sat by that guy for a few minutes before leaving to continue on.

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    At Sharon's request, we went into the American Adventure. I hadn't been in there for a long time, but it was air conditioned and a long show.

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    Pooh and Eeyore enjoyed the AC just as much as we did!

    I don't really like the American Adventure show. At least, not as much as I like the current Hall of Presidents show. I don't like that it skates over the negative parts of the history of the US. Such is life, I guess. Yay propaganda :rolleyes1

    After the US pavilion, we went to Italy!

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    I couldn't help it. I swear! :lmao:

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    These were just gorgeous and I couldn't resist taking a picture for my mom.

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    After Italy, we went to Germany and headed straight for the one place that everyone who followed my PTR would know I was heading...
     
  18. DisneyFirefly

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    KARAMELL KUCHE!

    Oh my god, I love caramel :yay: I'd been wanting to go there since before it even OPENED.

    After looking at everything they had available and finding no chocolate and caramel strawberries :-)sad:), I settled on these:

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    The marshmallows were great, and the apple was excellent. The caramel was just so good and so creamy and sweet and GOD I WANT ANOTHER ONE!!! :sad: :sad:

    Anyway.

    Sharon had a piece of fudge, so it didn't take her as long to finish as it did me (I wanted to eat them both before the caramel melted and made a huge mess), so while I was finishing the apple, she wandered off to look at the crystal shop and take more pictures.

    Once we were both done, we hopped on the boat across the lagoon to Future World.

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    I know we met Duffy Bear on the way to Future World, but I have no pics on my camera, just on Photopass. He was cute.

    Sharon insisted that we stop at Club Cool to try Beverly, which was one of the few things I'd never done. I didn't like it, but she didn't get a picture of me making a face! Ha! :laughing: Honestly, I think coffee is more bitter than that thing was. But I don't like coffee.

    After Beverly, we headed for the giant golf ball, aka Spaceship Earth. I think Sharon said she'd never done it, but I may be wrong.

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    Pooh and Eeyore just liked hanging out.

    After Spaceship Earth, we did another of franandaj's recommendations, the Universe of Energy with Ellen. I actually really enjoyed it, but have no pics. Then we headed up to the Festival Center so that Sharon could see if they had the cookbook she wanted. While she was browsing, I decided to reload my gift card.

    When I was just about to open my bag, I realized that I'd left my debit card in my wallet in the safe in my room. At Pop. This was the cause of much amusement on Sharon's part, apparently. I decided to reload the gift card later, since I had no way of paying for it :lmao:

    When we finished in the Festival Center, we headed to Test Track. We were originally going to wait until Sharon's DH got there, and I'm not sure why we didn't.

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    I got that for my dad. The picture, not the car. He'd love me forever if I got him that car.

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    After Test Track, I was getting hungry again and decided that I was done with the F&W except for one pavilion, so I wanted to go to get something to eat. We decided to just go to Electric Umbrella since it was close by and near the front of the park so we could meet Sharon's DH.

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    Cheeseburger and fries, fruit cup, and I think that was a lemonade. I didn't get another fruit cup after this. The grapes were always terrible. The only good grapes I had all trip were at Crystal Palace.

    After that, with Sharon's DH in tow, we headed back to the World Showcase, this time starting on the Mexico side.

    I don't have much commentary on some bits of this, since I don't remember what all they had.

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    I think this was from the South Africa booth, but I don't remember.

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    I know this was.

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    This was mine. It was the last thing I'd wanted at the F&W (at least that I felt like eating on the day). Apfel Strudel and Nurnberger Sausage on a pretzel roll, both from Germany. I loved them both! I want the pretzel roll again!

    After this, I think we stopped at one more booth that I don't have a picture of and then we headed out to the front of World Showcase. They wanted to go ride Soarin', so I found a fireworks spot. I got bit to pieces by some sort of bug that was there, but I'm not sure what kind.

    I like Illuminations, but honestly? I like Wishes better.

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    The original plan was to head over to MK for EMH after Illuminations, but that changed when Sharon remembered that she and her DH had promised their DS they'd get him a Build-A-Dino from T-Rex. So, considering that and the fact that my ankles were killing me (yay old injuries), we parted ways for the night. They walked over to the International Gateway to go to one of the Epcot hotels and take the bus from there, and I headed back to Pop. I stopped in Everything Pop to get a couple of bags to make ice packs out of, then went to the ice machine, and then my room.

    I found this waiting for me in the window:

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    I'm still not sure if it's a turkey or a swan, but it had my glow stick :lmao:

    After taking a picture of that, I put it back in the window, fixed my ice packs, and laid down on the bed to watch TV for a while. I think I fell asleep around 11:30 or 12. Not really sure, though.
     
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    Why I am posting pictures up when you thought I was picking on you :lmao:! I can't believe it!

    As I recall it, you VOLUNTEERED to eat the salmon...I only reminded you that you had told Alison and me that you hadn't ever eaten it...nor Creme Brulee....nor Lobster...nor Scallops! :lmao: :lmao:

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    And it was Marie...



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    ...before the warm (so wrong) Brulee

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    We should have bought one from the Boulangerie in France instead!
     
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    My alarm was set for 3, but I woke up a little early :lmao:

    Because it's addictive. I think it's actually been proven that there's something in fast food that makes it addictive. Not sure what, though.

    That was the first time I rode DME, and I sat in the very front row so I could get the picture!

    It was really good! It was perfect!

    I'd never had it before and actually don't like fish, so I was surprised that I liked it!

    You won't be disappointed!

    I think I stopped doing it on Monday, actually. I wish I'd kept up with it, but I kept forgetting to do it!

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    I think it was "Look, it's a disco ball!" which was almost my TR title :lmao:

    I did! Oh well :) I looked at the pics from that night online, and they're great, but I haven't finished my Photopass edits yet. I might finish them tonight. Not sure. Those sandwiches were so huge omg.

    I'm trying to remember if I washed my face or not... I don't think I did, actually. I definitely got under the covers, though. I can't sleep if I'm too cold.

    When I worked in Fantasyland, I'd take off my uniform top (I usually had a tank top underneath) and go buy ice cream on my break :lmao:

    That would be the ice cream bomb at Tony's! It was really good!

    Go right ahead and steal away :) I can send you a zip file or something with the original files, if you like!
     

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