I don't think you took a picture of that....yet! (Updated 2/24)

Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by Where'sPiglet?, May 6, 2012.

  1. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

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    I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved the photo of the Blue Angel! My DH would have excused the drive if he got to see her. :woohoo:

    Your mug made me chuckle, I have that one too! Marisa and I use our mugs whenever we are missing Disney and that is a lot lately.
     
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  3. Grumpy's Wife

    Grumpy's Wife Dollar Tree gal here

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    Hey from the Northshore. :wave: I'm coming along for the ride.
     
  4. chimilady

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    When I stayed at Pop in 2010 it was not that drab. They must have made over the rooms between then and now.
     
  5. TigerKat

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    I imagined them to be just the opposite with the fun themes they have!
     
  6. Where'sPiglet?

    Where'sPiglet? DIS Veteran

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    :welcome:

    I prefered the room I had at All Star Sports in 2010. It had a little more color, but it wasn't overwhelming.

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    The photos I've seen of the recently updated rooms at All Star Movies show a really cute walpaper border looking like a film strip of the movies the resort showcases. We actually were originally booked at All Star Movies for the first two nights of this trip, but a discount code came out and Pop ended up being cheaper, so we switched.

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    There was at least one other rest stop along the interstate in Florida that had a Blue Angel on display. I think their home is in Pensacola.

    I love my Disney mugs! I use one every morning for my coffee!

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    I was just in Philadelphia at the end of March for a work trip. I didn't get to see much of the city aside from the inside of the sprawling convention center. I ate Dunkin Donuts every day. :love:

    Isn't it crazy? They are adequate, but not much more than that. They are great for people who spend the majority of their days in the parks and just use the resort as a place to sleep but still want to take advantage of the on-site Disney perks.

    A friend and I laugh about the themes of the Values and how they present them compared to the immersive theming of the moderate and deluxe level resorts. For example....if the Polynesian was a Value resort, it would be the standard T-buildings with giant metal hibiscus flowers welded to the sides. A 40 foot tiki torch would be the icon of one building and a giant surf board would identify another. A giant flowery lei would be hanging from the ceiling in the food court....



    WP2...Anybody want to guess where we went our first morning? (I'm working on the update now!)
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  7. Southerngirl71

    Southerngirl71 Mouseketeer

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    Can't wait to hear more!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. EJ4Disney

    EJ4Disney Just a country girl at heart

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    Bethany,
    I am here. I haven't started reading yet. But I wanted to tell you I can't wait for this report. You and Eddie so deserved this trip.

    Ok I am off to catch up.
    Ellen
     
  9. DisneyTiger

    DisneyTiger Life is what happens between trips to Disney World

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    Ok, I have no idea where that picture was taken and it's driving me CRAZY!!!!:crazy2: LOL

    Loving the report!!! I've only stayed at POP once for one night before we checked into AKL. I do remember the food court/gift shop to be very overwhelming! Nice that they have the refrigerators though! Can't wait to hear more!!!!
     
  10. Where'sPiglet?

    Where'sPiglet? DIS Veteran

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    :welcome:

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    Thank you!

    As for where Piglet is, see below....

    A couple times throughout the trip, I got into random conversations with people. Anytime Pop came up, that seemed to be the consensus! Crazy food court!


    Saturday, April 21, 2012

    We went to Fantasia Gardens Mini-Golf!

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    We slept in a bit this day, which was nice. I dont remember what time we got up, but it was late enough that housekeeping was knocking at our door before we had left for the morning.

    We went to Everything Pop and I had a bagel with chocolate milk. My DH didnt eat anything because it was already 10:30 by this point, so it wouldnt be too long before we ate lunch.

    Wheres Piglet? 3&.Where did we eat lunch this day?
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  11. dexius

    dexius Earning My Ears

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    My guess is Beaches and Cream based on the placemat.

    Cool game!
     
  12. TigerKat

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    Yep, Beaches and Cream!
     
  13. Where'sPiglet?

    Where'sPiglet? DIS Veteran

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    :welcome:

    Y'all are GOOD!

    Piglet was at Beaches and Cream!

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    After breakfast at Everything Pop, we went out and caught a bus to Hollywood Studios. We had a very short wait for a bus, and when we got to the Studios, we didn’t enter because this was the day we did not have park tickets. We transferred to a Friendship boat for a ride to the Swan. We had perfect timing; they were loading the boat as we arrived.

    We got off at the Swan and walked the short distance to the Fantasia Gardens Mini-Golf.

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    The day we were there, they were doing maintenance on two of the holes, so we got a 15% discount. The cost was $10.20 instead of $12 per person.
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    We ended up with tied scores….assuming our math was correct while on vacation. I was proud of myself for getting two holes in one! I suppose if we count that last hole, I got THREE holes in one, but I don’t count that last hole because it’s designed to steal the ball back in one fell swoop!
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    The course is inspired by scenes from the movie Fantasia. Each hole has a sign introducing it; it indicates the scene it’s from, the hole number, the par, and then a punny poem. Here are photos of some of the holes.
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    They are not kidding here when they say it will douse you….there is a sensor or something on the pathway and it DOES dump water on people!

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    This is the final hole that steals your ball….and the hole splashes water up when the ball goes in.
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    In all, we enjoyed playing this course. This is actually the second time I’ve played this course. In hindsight, it might have been better for me if I’d played the other course at Fantasia Gardens for something different. I’ve heard that side is very difficult, and I wanted to have fun, not be frustrated. It is designed like actual golf putting greens, not a putt-putt course. I didn’t see any fun gimmicks on that course, but I couldn’t see most of it from where we were.

    The other alternative (on Disney property) would have been to play the summer course at Winter Summerland. We have played the winter side, but not the summer side. I had hoped to play two rounds of mini-golf on this trip, but we ended up doing only one. Maybe on my next trip I’ll play the summer course.
     
  14. DisneyTiger

    DisneyTiger Life is what happens between trips to Disney World

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    Ok, well I get a pass on this one because I've never played mini-golf there!! But it looks like a lot of fun. Maybe on our next trip!

    And yes, I say Beaches N' Cream too. Yummmmyy!!! Isn't it so nice to sleep in on a Disney vacation!
     
  15. LBKB

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    Been following love the pictures :wave2:
     
  16. MamaPotts

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    That sounds like it was a lot of fun. Mini-golf is definitely on the list of "WDW must do's" but not during one of our August trips!
     
  17. LBKB

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    Just checking in for updates
     
  18. Where'sPiglet?

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    Okay, you get a pass. :)

    Thank you. :)

    I've mini-golfed in August. It's hot....but still fun.

    They are coming. Sorry, it was the end of the school year and then I unexpectedly ended up going out of town and didn't have good internet access.
     
  19. Where'sPiglet?

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    After mini-golf, we caught the boat to the Beach Club. We could have walked, but we werent in a hurry and the boat is nice. We again lucked out with the timing and we had no wait. At the Beach Club, we ate at Beaches & Cream, which is a tradition of mine. We were told the wait would be 35-45 minutes, but we were pleasantly surprised when the wait was only about 5 minutes! We got a seat at the counter and had our usual orders of burgers, fries, and a shake. YUM!

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    After lunch, we caught a bus to Downtown Disney (again no wait!) to transfer to a bus back to Pop Century. Again we had no wait for a bus! We were having some serious luck with the transportation!
     
  20. MamaPotts

    MamaPotts Mouseketeer

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    All this good luck with no waits, just isn't translating to us waiting for updates. ;)

    Is there a special lantern we need to rub?

    Your fans are waiting for an update!
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  21. EJ4Disney

    EJ4Disney Just a country girl at heart

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    Bethany,

    Sweetie, Please finish your trip report. I can't wait to hear all about it.

    Ellen
     

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