From 8 to 80!Seeing the Magic through a new set of eyes-Updated7/15-NEW TR LINK pg 28

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  1. JessM

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    I love love love the HDDR! The food is fabulous and what a great show they put on! We always ask for so much cornbread, its seriously the best!
     
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    Is it just me or are some WDW employees getting crankier? I still love me my CM's, but it does seem to be a growing trend.

    "Booked this back in August". That just made me laugh. I say consider yourself lucky.

    Ahhh Sangria. I totally remember that from the PTR. :thumbsup2

    Mmmm that food. That's my kind of food. Nothing fancy, just YUM!

    Ooh yeah, that's kind of like you don't joke about bombs and junk at the airport. They still have to take it seriously. Glad the spilled drink didn't cause any real issues.

    Gahhh I still can't believe she's 80. I guess we live right "overseas". Haha, great moment.

    STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!!! Dying! Pretty sure I would love it.

    Now, is this one of those deals where they randomly pick people even if you REALLY don't wanna? I've heard so much good about this whole experience, but that terrifies me, lol.

    Haha, Your mom sure did have a lot of foot in mouth going on that night. :laughing:
     
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    I think I would totally LOVE HDDR... Your descriptions and video are awesome! Wow, still cannot believe Anne is 80.... I hope I look half as good as her at that age! :goodvibes
     
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    I :lovestruc HDDR! I want some of that Sangria right now!

    It was weird though seeing a totally different cast that when we went in October. I was like, wait, those aren't the right people! :rotfl:
     
  6. katt789

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    Could have sworn I at least started to reply to these last night, guess the internet messed up worse than I thought! Whooops!!

    IT'S SUCH A BLAST, and seriously an all around great time, amazing!!

    I dont even know, I feel like most of the ones I've encountered in Jan/Feb have been great!! There's some here and there, but things have been great for me?

    SUCH GREAT FOOD!

    Ahaha, the Canada stuff in HDDR is great, and yes! the sangria, NOM!

    It's somewhere where they want you to participate, but they won't push if you don't want to go up. And as someone who has worked in a dinner theater for 6 years, if you don't want to go, and you say no, they SHOULD walk away to find someone else, if they don't, they are dumb.

    Mom had a case of too much sangria in her mouth that night, bahaha, but really, it does concern me for the day that I am working down there and she claims that I "am" Rapunzel, like, no, there is only one blondie…it's gonna take a lot of reminding…lol.

    It's amazing, you should definitely check it out, definitely worth the price for the show, food and booze, so entertaining!!


    I KNOW RIGHT?!?! It's such a great night for everyone!! I knew Mom & Anne would at least enjoy it but we all had so much fun!

    Ahaha, yup!! It confuses me, especially since I LOVED our Claire so much, it's weird to see different ones… :confused: ahaha
     
  7. katt789

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    Just so everyone's aware, I am going to be amping up how much I'm posting on this TR. I got the photopass cd in for Dec, and went to actually start posting it, when I realized that there are stories connected to some going ons in this TR, and the few Oct updates that happened right after this, so, it all needs to get posted in chronological order… #whoops! Get ready to read!!
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    Today was Monday September 16th and surprise! We were starting off a little slow this morning. I wasn’t surprised, and I wasn’t worried either, as this morning we were headed off to Epcot for the day! Let’s be serious, it’s not my favorite park, there’s not a whole lot to do there unless you have the money to drink/eat around the world, BUT there are short lines for characters, BONUS! We slept in a bit and took a little time getting ready, but I didn’t bother eating anything for breakfast, I had MORE than enough plans to eat once we got there, and Mom and Anne decided to do the same. I believe this was one of the mornings that I told them I’d meet them down at the bus stop after grabbing my coffee and we just missed the first bus which resulted in a crowded second bus, but hey, we still got there in one piece!

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    Yeah…okay, Epcot may not be my favorite, but BOY is it GORGEOUS! Like, seriously, you can never take too many pictures in Epcot, that’s for sure!

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    First, some photopass!

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    Now pose like a model…

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    And one all excited and presenting the golf ball!

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    It’s a golf ball…get used to it…

    Our first stop was over this way;

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    As we had to grab some fast passes for the greatest ride over in that “land” heh heh, puns…

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    Can you smell it?! THAT BEAUTIFUL SCENT OF THE LAND PAVILLION, IT’S GLORIIOUS AND I MISS IT SO MUCH!! Seriously so sad we skipped Epcot last week, but hey, we only had so much time! I’m pretty sure Anne was confused as to why we weren’t getting on it, but I explained I would ride it twice, and the fast passes would be a better system than getting in the standby line at this point, since we were later, and it was getting too long. I also said that I was going to get breakfast at Sunshine Seasons, so we all figured we’d stop there for some food, I mean, it’s right there, and it’s DELICIOUS!

    I went with the Berry Croissant Bread Pudding, and a water, while Mom grabbed the same and a coffee;

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    Anne went with the ever classic cinnamon bun:

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    And a water as well. We did end up using the last of our snack credits here, which, in hindsight, was probably not the best idea, as everything was pretty cheap, but hey, whatevs!

    Anne enjoyed her cinnamon bun, and Mom and I both really liked the croissant pudding! It was super good, even if it was clearly unhealthy, bahah! Every so often it was super buttery in the bite you’d take, but still super good.

    Cost:
    $3.19 Cinnamon Bun
    $2.79 x 2 Croissant Pudding
    $3.50 x2 Water bottles
    $2.29 Coffee

    Total Cost: $18.06
    We paid: ZERO! Again, thank you DDP! Seriously, when it’s free, it’s totally worth it! I’d have to do the math if it wasn’t free, but I’d think if you’re going to do a lot of TS places, it’s worth it! With our bellies full of delicious food, we headed out of the Land, and over to a much wetter area, the SEAS! Around this point Mom started asking if we were going to do the turtle nemo thing we did last year, and I told her yes, it was coming up right away, and we proceeded to board our clam mobiles and were off on adventures in the big blue world!

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    We got off the ride and Mom’s first words were “that was cute, but that’s not what I meant” Lawl. I laughed and told her that I knew what she had been talking about and that we were headed there next! That of course, was Turtle Talk With Crush, she had seriously loved it so much last year, and kept talking about it throughout the week!

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    Okay, so this time around, there were TONS of screaming kids and loud kids in the room, not the cool talkative ones, but the ones that should have been taken out of the room, so we couldn’t hear over them, and the cast member talking to Crush/leading the thing had SUCH a thick accent, you could barely understand him.

    HOWEVER, it was still fun, and funny story now; when Crush says he has a couple of things for you to help him identify, the first thing he pulled out, was a big foam finger….a whole MONTH later…I realized what that was and burst out laughing. You see, this was right after the who Miley/Robin Thicke performance at whatever award show that was….Disney….RIGHT IN THE CURRENT EVENTS. I was SO SAD I didn’t get it til so much later, because that would’ve been one heck of a laugh! But seriously, it was great. On our way out of the Seas Anne saw the little statues they have out in front and wanted her picture with Nemo, again, one of the few Disney movies she’s actually seen! Baha.

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    Cute! Despite the not so great experience at Turtle Talk today, Mom still explained to Anne how much better it was last time, and that it really was great, and we still did have fun in the Seas! Since our fast pass time wasn’t quite there yet, we headed on over to let our imaginations go WIIILLLDD.

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    Figment’s adorable, and there’s no saying otherwise!

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    Upside down is right side up!! We played around a little bit on the way out, and Anne and Mom enjoyed the music maker, which you can catch in the video, kids of all ages I tell ya! In the gift shop on the way out there was a cast member who was playing around with a little air gun thing, he would pull it back, and then when it “fires” forward a huge blast of air would come at you, it was seriously hilarious to watch, he got me with it too. He was having way too much fun! Lol.

    Thankfully, IT WAS TIME FOR OUR FAST PASSES NOW! So we trekked back to the Land, I got to smell those AMAZING smells once again, and before we knew it, we were taking off with Patrick, after all those lose items were stowed! I noticed it seemed like Anne kinda had a bit of trouble with the height on Soarin, which would explain why she didn’t do many other rides, but we still all enjoyed it! I thought about pulling another FP for later but I wasn’t sure where we’d be later on, so we moved on, there were more adventures to be HAD!


     
  8. katt789

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    Mom, Anne and I made our way through the rest of Future World while I messaged Brian a bit, he had been planning on coming to our lunch ADR with us, and figured he’d meet up with us to play around a bit beforehand! Before we made it far, I said I needed to pop into Starbucks, I promised a friend I’d say hello! For those of you who have read Jess’s DCP report, or the TR I did for May, you might remember Miranda! I met her through Jess and we’re now friends and I knew she’d be working Sbucks that day! I asked a CM where she was but she managed to see me before I saw her and we did the whole run and hug stereotypical girl thing, baha! Miranda and I caught up a bit, and she said she might be at MNSSHP later that week! All exciting stuff, and more exciting news, she just got transferred from the Starbucks over to Front Desk at one of the All Star Resorts! YAY MIRANDA!

    I let her get back to her work, and we passed into World Showcase as I admired the absolute beauty and amazingness that is Epcot! Seriously, that’s one gorgeous park! It wasn’t long before I got distracted by an adorable fuzzy teddy bear and bolted off to Duffy’s line!! Mom and Anne weren’t feeling the heat and said they’d wait in the air conditioning instead, and headed over to the gift shop nearby. After a few seconds I decided I wasn’t feeling this line either, and wandered over to meet them inside.

    Once inside I promptly picked up a Duffy and it came everywhere around the store with me…haters aside, I love Duffy, I just think he’s so cute and fluffy, and SOFT AND ADORABLE AND THERE’S NO SAYING OTHERWISE!! Also his costumes, too cute. Noticing that I had an attachment to the bear, Anne asked if she could buy it for me as a thank you for planning the trip for us all, and of course, I said yes and thanked her immensely!

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    Isn’t he cute?! I’ve decided he needs a Move It Shake it outfit…like…for reals… Purchase made and sent back to the resort, we finally moved into World Showcase and started in Mexico on our Grand Fiesta of an adventure! Heh heh, see what I did there!

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    Mom, Anne and I explored a bit, and then I made the choice that it was margarita tiiiiimmmmmeeeeee!!!! I headed into the little bar inside the pavilion while they continued to explore! On the menu they have a little history of tequila, which I thought was neat…

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    Interesting, am I right? For my drink, I chose the Avacado Margarita! Yay! I’d been intrigued by it since hearing about it, I love avocado, I love tequila, seemed like a good balance, right?! Lol. The bartender was super awesome and friendly in there too, made some chit chat, and asked if I wanted any tequila shots, baha! I said I didn’t think my other party members would be down, but thanked him anyways, and made sure to tip him well!

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    My verdict, I really liked it! It blended together really well, every so often you’d get a WAM of avocado, but I like that! Lol. I didn’t know if I could go on The Three Caballeros with a drink, I figured not so I sent Mom and Anne on there while I wandered. I ended up finding a super nice crossbody, purple, hand made bag in one of the stores which was super awesome! Although since then, since it was big enough to fit my laptop, I’ve ripped it…and sewed it back up..lawl…and then, ladies and gents, is when #lostinmexico began…

    Somehow Mom and Anne had gotten off the ride and missed me, and I had no idea where they were, I searched the pavilion for a little bit, checked outside, then back inside, and FINALLY, heard Mom shouting my name…WHOO, SAVED! Seriously though, the tequila was probably not helping….Lol. I’d also been continue to message Brian throughout this time and he ended up meeting us over in Norway, the home of the treats and the ever so amazing Maelstorm! Our first stop, was a snack for me of course!

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    My verdict? Still didn’t like it. I know, I know, but I don’t know what it is, it’s just not a favorite of mine, the bread part always tastes a little stale, and that just doesn’t do it for me! I shared some bites with everyone, but we had a very important boat ride to get on next!

    Yup, we braved it, we went back, back over the falls and NEARLY DIED, it was entertaining, to say the least…been a while since I’ve explored Norway. We slowly headed out and towards Germany, where I had a very important date! I couldn’t miss the one and only princess that I was Disneybounding as, could I? The one and only Snow White, ladies and gents!

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    She started off with “you look lovely, what nice colors! I like your bow!” and then turned to her attendant and asked if she should change her bow and put it on the side. If you see the look on my face in the above picture, I think that about summarizes how I feel on that/her redesign. Originally they changed her bow to pink and put it off to the side like it was some Ardene’s thing…

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    She then noticed Brian waiting back in the line and asked if he was my Prince, and when I declined that thought, she said he must be one of my dwarves, and which one would he be? We both agreed that he looked pretty happy, so happy he must be!

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    Snow was super adorable and amazingly pretty, I also noticed that she was super tall! At least compared to me, I’m used to being on height with princesses, especially since I’ve heard they tend to cast Snow on the shorter side, so who knows?! Lol. Brian jumped in on there next!

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    We thanked the princess and moved on through the country, where we explored through the shops and eventually came across Italy. I loved the little glass figurines they have in there, SO PRETTY!

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    I don’t think I’d ever buy one since it’d probably get broken so fast, but they’re nice! I also looked around in Italy for perfume I’d bought the previous April, only to find out they’d discontinued it! AH! SO SAD! I’m not a fan of the floral scents, I like the sweeter ones, like vanilla, the cast member did recommend something for me, so I sprayed some on and figured I’d come back later if I liked it enough.
     
  9. katt789

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    Mom, Anne, Brian and I were already in Italy, which was super convenient as we approached our ADR time, as we were dining at Via Napoli!! I had originally been choosing between here and Teppan Edo, but upon finding out an original party member had a severe shellfish allergy, we decided Italy was the safer option, and I’m glad we ended up here!

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    Pretty! I checked us in and we didn’t have to wait very long at all before we were seated! Man, that place is HUGE! I don’t know how it isn’t INSANELY loud in there, there’s so many people at one time. We were led pretty much in a half oval over to our table, and ended up being RIGHT BESIDE THE OVENS! BEST DAY EVER!

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    I don’t know why I’m so excited over ovens, don’t ask me why, everything’s exciting in Disney, we’re a fandom who gets our picture taken with a garbage can…

    And now…for the main love of Via Napoli, scroll back up to that top picture that you can see some of the Chef’s in…yeah…check out the far left hand one…HELLO! Seriously, I was very glad when I ended up sitting in a chair facing the ovens…he also REALLY reminded me of one of the instructors/dancers with my ballroom company. I said something to Mom and she didn’t know which teacher I was talking about, but once she saw the chef, she knew which one I meant, like, best day ever. Sadly, our server was a female…although she was lovely and gave us great service.

    For drinks, I started off with a Bellini, much different from those you get in America, which was nice!

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    To describe it, I would say it’s like a Mimosa, but with less fruity flavoring. Mom and Anne split a jug of the Italy beer (I have no idea what it was called, but the server said they had Bud Lite and the Italy one, and like, I’m not letting my Mom drink Bud Lite…). Brian ended up getting a glass for it too just in case, but he ended up not liking it.

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    There was bread waiting for us on the table, and I really do wish there had been some vinegar in there to balance out the oil, so I didn’t eat a whole lot of it, but it was good! Brian chose to get some Calamari as an appetizer and he was nice enough to share it with all of us!

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    Guys…this calamari was SERIOUSLY the GREATEST calamari I had EVER tasted. It was amazingly tasty, the batter was light, and he sauce had a bit of a kick to it, but nothing you wouldn’t be able to handle. I was blown away by the food already and it hadn’t even hit the main course! Speaking of, it wasn’t long until it came out, along with another round of bellini for myself! Lol.

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    Yup.. YUM! Margherita pizza! It’s tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese, and it’s huge, in case you didn’t notice. This was my entrée, and boy was it DELICIOUS! MORE NOMS THAT ARE AMAZING HERE! My only complaint was that the pizza crust nearer to the middle might have been a tiny bit undercooked, it was a little chewy for me. What can I say, I’ve moved on to love thin crispy crusts! I did love the outer edges of the crust though, so obviously I highly recommend it! It’s also definitely enough to feed two people!

    Onto Mom, she got the Piattai Alla Parmigiana, with Veal! “Traditional preparation with tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella, served with roasted potatoes”

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    She thought it was lovely! Though she did say that it could have used a little more veggies, and I do agree, even some more green garnish to fill up the plate space, but she was satisfied, so we’re all good.

    Anne got the “Mezze Rigatoni alla Crema con Pollo” pasta with cream, chicken and peas!

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    Her verdict said that it needed more garlic, but aside from that it was all delicious!

    Brian went the plain option and got some plain spaghetti, I think with butter on the side? Maybe no sauce, my memory is fading here:

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    It was good. Oh, and Mr Fancy Pants here, turns out he’s Italian and can speak it, so he went all out and ordered in Italian and had a little chat with our waitress while ordering. You go Glen Coco (10 points to you if you get that reference!)

    Throughout the meal we talked a lot about the college program again, as it was Brian’s second semester doing it, and the International programs, you know, since we were in Epcot. I made the very bold statement in saying that I’m seriously not interested in doing the Cultural Rep program, my heart just wouldn’t be in it. Epcot is lovely and great and all, but I’d rather be in MK or AK, or serving anywhere but Le Cellier, bahaha! I also really don’t like that the rent for the provided accommodation is taken off your pay cheques whether you stay in them or not. Considering that you’re sharing a room with someone no matter what, I just wouldn’t want to do that. I’ve been living on my own and for too long, and I know I need my space, I get way too grumpy. Lol.

    It definitely solidified that I wouldn’t do either program, despite the fact that I would accept ANY full time roll at Disney (which is what I’m currently trying to do. I need full time hours so I’d make enough to live off of, and I’m on the Disney careers website daily checking for something, it’s gonna happen!) Eventually, it was time for dessert! To tell you the truth, I have no idea what Anne had, but it was a dairy based dessert, and it was tasty!

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    Mom went for the Tiramasu;

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    And after much agonizing over which delicious looking dessert to chose, I got the Gelato e Sorbetto;

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    GUYS I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH!! IT WAS THE MOST DELICIOUS THING IN THE WORLD!! As you might remember, I’m not the biggest dairy fan, and after pizza, was hesitant on this, but it was absolutely amazing, like, the perfect balance of sorbetto and gelato, and not too creamy but just AMAZING. Also, forgot to mention, but the pizza was light on the cheese, so that was WONDERFUL.

    We all tried each others desserts and shared around the table which was nice, mine was still my favorite, but all of them were really good. Soon enough, we were all finished up with desserts, and we asked the server if she could split off Brian’s part of the bill for us, as he would be using his CM discount, and we had the DDP to cover our meals. She was nice enough to mention how many credits we had left and that we could cover his meal with one as well, but I politely declined, saying that all those credits were accounted for.

    Cost
    $30.00 Veal Parm
    $17.00 Margherita Pizza
    $24.00 Pollo Pasta
    $9.00 Tiramasu
    $9.00 Gelato E Sorbetto
    $6.00 Anne’s dessert ? Totally a guess

    $12.00 x 2 Bellini

    As for the beer jug, I have NO way of finding this out, next time, I’ll try to keep receipts, it looks like a single beer is $10.00 so a jug is probably upwards of $25. Either way:

    Total cost: $119.00 approx (plus beer jug)

    We paid: Booze only! THIS my friends, was a DDP WIN! I can understand if you’re just having the pizza’s to pay OOP, but if you’re getting ANYTHING else, it’s seriously worth it to use credits, I mean, look at the price of that PASTA, it’s insane! However, so, so worth it!

    Food 5/5
    -Everything was hot and fresh
    -Delicious food
    -Lots of options, pasta, meat dishes, pizza, salad, etc
    -Dessert was seriously the greatest thing ever
    -Calamari was the best I’d ever had

    Service 5/5
    -Our server was very attentive and friendly and speedy with the food, not much else to say there lol

    Ambiance 5/5
    -This place is awesome
    -HELLO sexy chefs and waiters, seriously, scroll back up to that top picture…just look at that face again for a moment. And yes, for all you dudes out there (mainly looking at you Rob :p heh heh heh) there are plenty of pretty females working here too, bahaha
    -It’s HUGE, but still manages to stay quiet with a ton of people in it, the only point it got loud was when the cast members would get together to do birthday songs for tables

    All in all, I HIGHLY recommend this place, Via Napoli for the WIN, I will definitely be returning someday soon….maybe after I’ve eaten in every other country? Aw heck, that’s a lie, I’ll be back before we know it, lol. You should probably all go too!

    And now, since this has been the LONGEST UPDATE OF LIFE, I will leave you here to digest everything until the next installment of the Epcot ADVENTURES
     
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    Just to clear that up, it's definitely not me thinking that. Just something I've heard a lot lately. I still find them amazing. :)

    OK... Bring on the updates Katt!!

    Just for the record, I tend to write down comments as I read, so in case this gets covered later... Snow White Disneybound??

    Haha, that tends to be my course of action too. Fastpass Soarin'... then eat at Seasons.

    Can you believe I still haven't seen Turtle Talk? Yeah, me neither.

    See that, you DID cover it. Snow White indeed.

    OK, I was seriously just writing that Snow looked REALLY TALL!!!

    Bahaha, yup we do like our pictures with trash cans. #SavePush

    Haha "You go Glen Coco`` MEAN GIRLS!

    :rotfl2: you are totally in my head with this update. I was literally thinking "Ok, so what does the chef do for me?" And you clearly covered that. I can attest though that Teppan Edo does as well ;)

    That said, despite not being a TS sort, Via Napoli is DEFINITELY on my list of to dos.
     
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    Okay! I'm getting all caught up.

    Okay, the Starring Rolls pictures just make me want to go back right now! And eat.......everything!

    Oh, man, I'm sorry you felt crappy after you ate the cupcake! I've done that to myself before. I'm not feeling great, but I let my desire for a sweet treat get me and then, not so good. :sick:

    Streetmosphere is one of the best things at DHS, hands down. I could watch them forever.

    The movie montage is almost the entire reason I ride the Great Movie Ride! I just love. Who doesn't love a good montage?!

    You'd have great photo opportunities with a Gaston and the silly girls! I also agree with your assessment of that Gaston. He's just a little long in the tooth. LOL.

    You're so right about Disney! Like, pumping pretty much everything they had into Disneyland, hoping beyond hope that it would be a massive hit. I wish he could see what it's all become now. Many think he would be disappointed, and I don't think so. He was all about moving forward.

    Awwww, it's your Cocoa Puff! ;)

    No boat at the end of Fantasmic? Well okay then. That's just weird.

    I actually order my pizza a la carte, because I'm not a fan of the salads they have either. And, because we rarely do the dining plan, I don't want to pay extra for something I don't want. :rolleyes1

    I would actually love to be Dory in that show. I have the album and I'm not gonna lie, I sing her parts all the time!

    Haha! Those are smarties! LOL. It always cracks me up that things are so different those, and we're not that far apart!

    You know what though, it makes tons of sense for two of the bird dancers to be married. It takes a ton of trust to do something like that.

    Wait, what does that lady booking the show in August have to do with her having to walk up stairs? A connection, that does not make. :laughing:

    I'm glad the sangrias have improved! The last time we went there they were not good at all!

    Jason actually got picked to participate the last time that we saw the show. Not that it's surprising, he's honestly ridiculous. :rotfl:

    Haha! Greatest ride in the land. Ba dum bum.

    I didn't love the avocado margarita, but mainly because it was blended. I just prefer on the rocks. Other than that, I thought the fast was good.

    It's totally okay to not like school bread! I think of it this way. We all have individual tastes and likes. If it's not up your alley, that's totally okay. :thumbsup2 That also means I don't have to share it with you at all in November. LOL.

    Wow, that Snow is pretty tall!

    Anne and your Mom likely had Moretti beer. It's the "normal" beer in Italy. LOL. Not that I drink a lot of beer or anything. :rolleyes1

    AAAHHHHHHHH!!!! Mean Girls Damian reference!!!!!!
     
  12. katt789

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    Ah, makes sense! I have heard some stories, but like, the cm's are learning just as we're learning about bands & fp plus and stuff, especially those who don't have anything/much to do with it, I think people just need to give them a break! Lol.

    Hahaha, I do that too, so no worries!

    Breakfast at sunshine seasons is just the way to be, or in france, but that's only convient if you're coming in from the gateway! Lol.

    REALLY?!? When's the next time our trip's cross paths?! We're going!! Lol.

    Yup!! It was one of my favourite Disneybounds as it was so cute, and I thought super easily recognizable! She was crazy tall, like, I'm used to a couple inches as I'm on the bottom of the princess range (except for last week when I was measured over 5'4'' …. :confused3) but she's like, at the top of the range plus her heels lol

    Yeah, lol, I got ya covered! Lol, I'm not sure WHAT I was on when I was writing these updates, but clearly it was something entertaining lol

    And :thumbsup2 for getting the mean girls reference!!


     
  13. khertz

    khertz Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!

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    Hi Katt! I just started following you recently on Instagram and I see you post on almost all of the TR's I follow, so I figured it was high time I read one of yours! So I started with the most recent because we were there not long after you. :thumbsup2

    Just spent the weekend catching up, and although I can't remember everything I enjoyed about your updates, I did want to let you know I will be following along for future updates!! I absolutely love all of your Disneybounding outfits! I think that is just so creative. :goodvibes Looking forward to more!
     
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    Wow, Hoop Dee Doo looks like so much fun! You have me convinced that I need to experience this some day.
    Mmmmmm the berry croissant bread pudding to so gooood!!!!
    Bwahahahaha the foam finger with Crush! Too funny :rotfl2:
    Awwww Duffy's cute. I'd probably get one if I didn't already have the original Disney bear. I think he needs some of Duffy's outfits though, Duffy has a seriously cute wardrobe.
     
  15. JessM

    JessM We all have a dream

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    I totally agree that Epcot is a beautiful park but its not my favorite.

    I love Sunshine Seasons but I've never had breakfast there, I might have to try that soon!

    I wanted to buy a Duffy on my last trip so bad! His outfits are too cute, I think I'll be getting one on my next trip!

    That avocado margarita looks delicious! I have to try one sometime!

    And I love love love Via Napoli too! Everything is sooo good there, but I agree it is pretty loud haha.
     
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    Womp womp. I'm such an awful diser omg. Basically catching up with your entire TR now popcorn::

    I need to see Country Bears next time! We've never done it!

    Ah yay our first time running into each other! I was a little shamed/proud that Chris recognized you before I did! Clearly I trained him well! :rotfl2:

    Omg all of the paintings in that store are amazing! I wanted to take them all home. Maybe one day if I hit lotto? I totally bought a puzzle version of one of them though.

    :cheer2:BOG. Aw yay for seeing Shelly even though she wasn't your server && yay for grey stuff! I'm obsessed with BOG! It's so amazing and feels just like your in BATB! I love it.

    I really hope they never change Wishes. Like ever. Too much emotional attachment for me now.

    Aw such a nice idea to explore the Oasis in the morning! I should totally try to slow down enough for that!

    I love the pictures of Ann with Pooh! So cute!

    Ah I love King Louie and Baloo! Too funny that your friend said his favorite character was Basil. :rotfl: So random (but signs of a true Disney fan I guess!)

    I'm still sad that we never met Poca in September! She's fairly elusive!

    You look ADORABLE as Wendy! So cute!

    Wow that's amazing that you walked right into the princess rooms. The 13th was definitely a good day to be at MNSSHP, or really anywhere that wasn't DHS!

    Hallowishes is so amazing! Like the amount of money all of those fireworks must cost is insane!

    I can't believe you only waited 25 minutes for Jack and Sally! So awesome.

    I'm sure you've seen video of the Villains bash by now but yeah...definitely a madhouse! Seems like MNSSHP was definitely much calmer that night! :eek:

    Ugh rude CMS yuck.

    Aw I love the ToT pic with Ann covered her head! AH SO jealous you got the cowboy side. I wanted to ask too but I was too shy. Wah.

    Sad to hear the Anna/Elsa auditions didn't end well but I'm glad you still had a magical trip anyway!

    Um the bimbettes costumes totally need to happen in our future. Like asap.

    Love Ralph and Vanellope! Adorable pictures!

    I don't know if I could get at Sci-Fi! I like the concept but not being able to see my food before I eat it isn't something I can do! I have a weird thing about inspecting my food before I eat it :rotfl2: Your mom's cheesecake did look amazing though!

    um Chris and I were REALLY sad that there was no boat for Fantasmic. Like I'm sure they didn't think it was a significant thing but it is to me!

    Sounds like a great time at HDDR! I really wanna go one day but I don't think there's anything Chris will eat there so I'm not sure how that's gonna work. Love the birthday announcement for Ann! So fun!

    AH I love Duffy! && I'm fairly certain we both got Duffy on the same day! :rotfl2:

    Via Napoli sounds amazing & I'm pretty sure it's on my list for next trip! I love how Brian is the true Italian who could order in Italian && ordered plain pasta! :rotfl: Love the mean girls reference!

    Yay! I'm finally all caught up! :yay:
     
  17. katt789

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    Hahha it is not fun! Though currently i just had icd cream & could go for a churro a pretzel & a few cupcakes #fatkiddisneyprobs

    The montage is perfection!

    Its gonna be great! Im so pumped for halloween i seriously cannot wait!!

    Disney is amazing! And just so full of dreams & wishes

    Hehehe...saw him last night too!! It was a RARE appearance!

    I had no clue you could do that!! Note to self for next time! Lol


    Ahahaha this is very true! If only they had vegas sized cups for the GM sluhies bahahha!

    Bahahha you drink beer!? Never! Thats like yeti causing shenanigans!!
     
  18. kel585

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    Hi Katt, love your trip reports!!! I actually saw you on my last trip to the World, but didn't really want to just walk up and be like "I lurk on all your reports" ha! But just wanted to say I really do enjoy them!:-)
     
  19. katt789

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    Hi!! Glad you came arount to follow and say hi!! :) Haha, glad that you're here to stay too! Thank you! Disneybounding really is super fun, it gets a lot of attention from some of the cm's!



    It's seriously amazing and so much fun! You definitely have to check it out sometime!!

    so good!!

    Bahaha, yeah, I was sad I didn't get it then, but it was still a hilarious moment to understand later!

    Duffy has an incredible wardrobe, though I do wish he had some more outfits!

    SO gorgeous!! But most days just not my cup of tea lol!

    They've got so many awesome breakfast options, you should definitely chek it out!!



     
  20. katt789

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    Ahaha, VN was delicious and super tasty, I will definitely be back there again someday!!
     
  21. katt789

    katt789 DIS Veteran

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    Hi!!
    Thank you so much!!

    Haha, awwwe, well always feel free to stop and say hello! the dis is a great way to make new friends! Lol!!
     

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