Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by __disneygirl, Nov 6, 2012.
You're review of Artist Point has made me want to eat there!! Yumm-o
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I just had to comment as I finally had a chance to watch the video.
OMG, you are too precious. I just loved it.
I had to laugh at the very beginning with the "photo" turned "video". My mother does that ALL THE TIME!
The deer pic/comment had me
Bah sorry, I disappeared from the DIS for a few days and I FELL SO FAR BEHIND. Blergh.
But I'm caught up again and man, AoA looks AMAZING! I'd love to stop by there some time, but I just never find the time to do it during our trip! I will at some point, though. I always wish the food courts existed at the places we've stayed. Then again, having some awesome restaurants at the resorts is always a nice perk. But anyway... It looks super fun there!
Glad LeeAnne felt better, and in time for a delicious trip to Wilderness Lodge!! I am SO excited to stay there in September, I can't even begin to say. It's such a beautiful resort.
Artist Point looks amazing and I love how spot on it is with dining from the Pacific Northwest. Seattle is a pretty big foodie city, and some of these are items you'd see on the menus here. Your food looks amazingly good!
This update just got me so excited for September, yayayayay thanks! Also, your next trip is so clooooose!
I am SO glad that I read this update when I wasn't hungry, or else today was going to be an "eating four meals" kind of day!
I'm still trying to figure out that whole heirloom moonshine apple ketchup thing. I want to know what part of the ketchup the heirloom part applies to because I thought that was something that was only applied to heirloom plants, but it's right before the moonshine part, so maybe it's actually a moonshine term, which it could be because I don't know much about moonshine and I definitely didn't know it could be in ketchup! I just don't understand!
So here's my BRILLIANT idea: Disney needs to have interactive menus! Picture an iPad-esque touchscreen with the menu and all you have to if you want to learn more about an item that's super fancy is click on it and a little window will pop up and tell you more about it! Moonshine mystery solved!
Your Mickey skirt is super cute!
Meee tooo! Well, I want to stay in a mermaid room the most. Thank goodness they're the cheapest. WOO!
Thank you! I just got a new Ariel one for Birthday Festivus. I have quite the collection!
Ahh you're so lucky that's your home resort. Heaven.
Well, you should try it someday! It's absolute deliciousness!!!
YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! You are going to have an amazing time! SCI FI IS THE BEST!!!!
Thank you! That's what happened, I swear. hahaha
Yeah it was the cedar plank. I guess it's there way of saying "CHECK OUT OUR AWESOME CEDAR PLANK REALNESS!!!!!! WE ARE NOT MESSING AROUND!!!"
Yes, oh how I love it so. I plan on eating there as much as possible on our next trip. Gotta use up those QS credits and there is no better place to do so! (Except Wolfgang Puck Express).
Thank you, frump photos are just my way of life so I have to share it with the world.
That's awesome! I want to go to an audition too, maybe we will be at the same one!
It's no big deal, really! I mean yeah, she didn't make the absolute most of it but we had Free Dining. I'd never even get the dining plan if it wasn't discounted (and neither would she), it's just too much at this point! So it was really fine. I don't think she wanted to carry a fancy dessert around the MK all night, probably would have ended up a pile of mush by the time we got back. Maybe if we had been going straight back to the resort she would have gotten one to go!
YUM!!! Lucky you!!
It really was! I loved that so much. Even though it's fancy place, there is no air of snootiness like at some of the more expensive places around here. Ahh Disney is just perfect in every way.
Good!! I love when people tell me that. You should try it, I can't imagine anyone with taste buds not loving it!
hahaha Thank you. I kind of rushed through those videos and wish I had spent more time making them better and I wish I had better footage. But it is just so annoying to film in Disney and I don't have a Mac so I have to use Windows Movie Maker. Oh well, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I still have to finish that project!
No worries friend!
Duuuude definitely do it on your Sept trip! Once you go to AoA you will wonder why you never stopped by before! We aren't staying there but I have a feeling I will be there more than once during the trip!
YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO BE STAYING THERE!!! AHH I hope you enjoy every second. It is seriously my version of heaven there.
That's good to know that it's accurate to the region! I would love to visit your neck of the woods someday! For the music history alone!!
YAY! YES IT IS SO CLOSE. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO PROCESS THIS.
hahaha the worst though is looking at the Food Porn thread while hungry. Now that is suicide.
I don't think I will ever figure it out.
Oh gosh, I fear that would be a little too technologically advanced for my tastes. I mean, I completely get it, but I still have a BlackBerry. So. But I should have asked the server!
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Day 4, Part 6 In Which I Am Literally A Ghost
Within minutes of boarding our chariot, we were pulling up to the Magic Kingdom!
The main reason for visiting MK tonight was for the magical night entertainment. However, we still had some time before Wishes, so I suggested we visit my old friend Master Gracey.
Prepare yourselves, because this resulted in my favorite picture of myself ever.
I had this goofy idea to pose in front of the Haunted Mansion gates looking terrified, as I'm sure many, MANY people have had.
But none of them came out as perfectly as this photo.
I honestly can't.
OK, let's break this down.
First of all, it's one of Lee-Anne's only pictures that came out blurry which I think is funny in itself because it proves some kind of supernatural interference. Second, I REALLY DO LOOK LIKE A FREAKING GHOST. I don't know what that pose even is that I'm doing.
Further proof that I died and became the 1,000th happy haunt when this picture was taken: my eyes are WHITE and GLOWING. Then there's the dude on the right who is also clearly a ghoul. Then there are the two red lights behind me and also the two white lights, obviously two sets of eyes belonging to specters of some kind. What I'm saying is, the mansion really is haunted and I AM THE 1,000TH HAPPY HAUNT.
It's just the best picture ever.
I really don't even know how it happened. As soon as Lee-Anne took it she started laughing and said, "Uh... um, we have to do another one." but I wanted to see how it came out. So I looked at it and decided no other photo needed to be taken. How could anything ever come out better than that? Honestly.
We headed into the mansion still giggling, and I tried to show her Mr. Toad on the way out, but it was too dark. I'll have to show her that and the wedding ring in the pavement next time!
Once we left my favorite ghostly retreat, I tried to weasel my way into New Fantasyland again, but it was not open. I was again very disappointed. If only I knew I would be there in two short days!
Instead, we went to see Mickey's PhilharMagic.
I've already written about how much I love this show in detail, so I'll just say here that it's one of my all time favorites and I was so happy to be back! I cried as usual.
It was almost time for Wishes, so we walked back over to the hub area.
We stood in front of the most beautiful thing in the world:
Much more than Fantasmic or Illuminations, I always get so excited to see Wishes. It's that frantic kind of excitement you usually only see kids have. I just can't help it. This time was no different!
In the minutes leading up to the show, there was a screaming baby directly behind us. We would have moved but it was the kind of thing where everyone was just in a tight giant crowd in front of the castle. I felt bad for the mom b/c it's not like she was in a restaurant where you can just pick the kid up and go outside to not disturb people. This is Main Street before Wishes, there's really nowhere to go unless you're willing to miss Wishes altogether, which obviously isn't an option for most. So Lee-Anne and I just exchanged "ugh" looks and hoped the baby would calm down!
Sure enough... the music swelled... Tinkerbell flew above the Kingdom... and the crying stopped.
Ah, Disney magic.
Sigh. It just makes me cry so much. I actually usually tear up when I even THINK about it. It's just that good.
After the show ended, we went to find a spot to sit down and wait for the Main Street Electrical Parade, and ended up sitting almost exactly where my mom and I had the previous December!
I always have to get one or more snacks to enjoy while waiting for the parade, and this time I went for my beloved Mickey Mouse Kid's Cone!
I got the cookies and cream, which is my usual:
They put it in this cup upside down, which is the first time they ever did that. Usually they only have 2 of those thick chocolate discs in there (for Mickey's two ears, obviously), but now that they flipped it into the cup, there were TONS! OH, I WAS IN CHOCOLATE DISC HEAVEN!
I realized that they had finally raised the price. I was expecting it since it was a total steal at $2.85 including tax. It's now 3.19 (unless they raised it again since then), which I still think is a good deal! Also, in addition to more chocolate discs, there was a bigger portion of ice cream (which I also noticed the 2nd time I got it at the end of the trip) so it's fine.
Pretty soon, we could see the parade of lights nearing us.
I'm not going to post as many photos as I usually do just cause I don't wanna have the same old stuff in every TR, but here are a few shots!
Okay, that was much more than a few! But I seriously narrowed it down from the tons I took.
Up Next: Scroll down!!!
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Day 4, Part 7 In Which Vogue Magazine Never Looked This Good
At this point the Magic Kingdom was closing.
As you can see, people were headed out. So we joined them and got a bus back to Pop.
You know I'm the annoying person who doesn't leave at closing time!
So instead we just let silliness take over and had photoshoots in various Main Street locations (but mostly the Emporium).
Hmm. I don't know why I didn't pose in front of the Little Mermaid window display. Maybe that one didn't take correctly due to an O.D. in fabulousness? Who knows.
At one point, I suddenly remembered the old timey phone in that hat shop (I can't remember the name...) and I was like OH MY GOD YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS and we RAN across Main Street into the shop, where I made Lee-Anne pick up and listen to the conversation.
At first I think Lee-Anne was kind of skeptical, like WHY on earth is this girl dragging me across Main Street to pick up a phone right now? LOL. But as soon as she heard it she was like OH MY GOD.
I noticed that the display at the Confectionery was the CUTEST. Huey, Dewey, and Louie were DRESSED AS CAST MEMBERS IN THEIR MNSSHP UNIFORM! Ahh, I was like jumping up and down, I just thought it was SO CUTE!!!!
I hope they bring that back this year! SO ADORABLE.
We both loved these figurines in the Crystal Arts window.
Oh Disney merchandise, why can't you be a less expensive?! Sigh.
So then this happened.
Yeah I don't even know.
Lee-Anne went with a less mad kinda look.
They had all this really cool Haunted Mansion merchandise that was rather subtle, and I decided I absolutely had to model one of the hats looking like I was in for a very grim event at the Mansion.
No, I do not model professionally so stop with the offers!
Lee-Anne and I have this tradition of doing SERIOUS SNAPE FACES in pictures because we love and adore Severus Snape deeply.
We do this look everywhere, so of course we had to bring it to Disney.
I actually love that white fluffy hat - I should have purchased it! You can't tell, but it had Jack Skellington's face on the top of it.
We started trying on a bevy of mouse ears (of course I picked the most ridiculous ones possible) and were struggling with various angles trying to get photos, so a CM came over to us and offered to help!
It's a bit blurry cause she was a bit technologically challenged, but I love it anyway! She was such a sweet lady.
Then I started modeling on this couch.
Is this a photo from Vogue magazine, or is it just something we snapped in the Magic Kingdom? You decide.
Then I fell asleep.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I DON'T EVEN KNOW. WE ARE CREEPS.
Oh man, we had such a blast running around and doing all this. At some point, we started gliding down Main Street. Yes, GLIDING. As if on skates. We had no skates, but you really could not tell from the excessive gliding and careening going on. It was beautiful.
Eventually though, you really do have to exit the Magic Kingdom. Sigh.
One more Serious Snape Face to say goodbye with...
See ya real soon, MK!
It's hard to see, but the pumpkins have letters in them that say SEE YA REAL SOON. Yeah, it's perfect.
I smiled knowing that I really would see the MK real soon - THE NEXT TIME I WOULD ENTER THE PARK WOULD BE DURING MY FIRST EVER MICKEY'S NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY THAT I HAD WAITED YEARS FOR!!!! OH MY GOD.
Up Next: Day 5. More of me solo in the morning, us trying a restaurant I've never been to, MY FIRST MNSSHP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Disneygirlfriend....I don't want your TR to ever end! I have been reading every update, I promise. My first trimester is making me super tired and lazy, and I hardly comment on anyone's anymore. I need to pick up the pace!
That is a PERFECT HM picture! The one and only way it could have been better is if it was taken actually on Halloween, but CLOSE ENOUGH!
At first glance, I thought the last picture from MSEP was a picture of you, and then I realized that it was a CM, and not you in a costume. Merp. What can I say, I'm tired, lol.
Your Snape faces are excellent! I really need to rewatch HP... again.
Hahaha love your HM picture!!
Your Mickey sundae/cone/thing looks so cute! I am always in favor of additional chocolate, so the ice cream change sounds good to me!!
If Disney had their own version of Vogue, your hat photo session would absolutely make the cut!!
Lia, how'd you get in my head... Haunted Mansion, Philharmagic... WISHES!! Especially Wishes. I need to watch it now.
I have to remember to try that phone. I never remember that.
Still loving you report! Super siked for your take on MNSSHP!!!!
I didn't know you were pregnant! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
I've been meaning to catch up on your TR! Hopefully I will have time for that soon. Sorry you're feeling tired, I hope you start feeling better soon! I hope you're not having much morning sickness.
hahaha Thank You. I actually was in the Haunted Mansion on Halloween, but that is a story for later on in the TR!
Well any day I am mistaken for a CM is a good day, so I'm happy with that.
Thank you very much! Yes you do. The Harry Potter movies should just be on a constant loop in all our lives.
They are not just cute, but DELICIOUS. You should try one!
I'm glad you recognize my high fashion potential!!
It was a magical combination!
I never remember everything I want to do either, but I pick up that phone every time!
Thanks so much!!! I went to MNSSHP 3 times so there will be tons of info!
Oh nomnomnomnom that food looks so amazing!
Hahaha, the photoshoots are fantastic and silly and so adorable!
Ahhh the MSEP!!! I'm crying reading your update. We ended up missing it this past trip which made me incredibly sad, so seeing your pictures has made me happy. The clock tower! I love the clock tower float most of all.
That Haunted Mansion pic is seriously creepy. I expected the Fantasyland dragon to form out of those 'red eyes' in the background. Or Maleficent.
It's a good thing you were stuck in Disney for so long because this is one TR I'd like to see go on forever.
Your outfit for AP is so cute. But then your Vogue photoshoot shows your serious fashion sense!
Love your HM pic and the Mad Hatter pic - perfection!
Love, love, love Hewey, Dewey and Louie IN CAST MEMBER OUTFITS!!! I really enjoyed watching it with my daughter. O.K., so she wasn't always watching it with me. Is that so wrong??
Watching Lee-Ann discover everything for the first time has to be the best.
What a fun modeling session in the Emporium! I am really saddened that you didn't purchase that fabulous Mad Hatter get up with the Bozo hair. Seriously stunning.
Hmm, I didn't know about the phone?! I'll have to try it next time and let DS listen.
It was one of my favorite meals ever!
Why thank you!
Awww. That will just make the next time you see it all the more special!
YIKES. Who knows, maybe she was lurking back there!
Thanks so much, I'm glad you're enjoying it!!
AHH I know it was one of the cutest things I've seen in Disney honestly. Probably my favorite display!
It was! I can't wait to see my friend Gina do the same on our #BirthdayFestivus13 trip!
hahaha I know. That hair is really becoming on me, I don't know what I was thinking.
Aww yes definitely! I'm sure he will love it! It's such a nice little hidden detail!
Yeah! I'm already almost in second trimester...due in October! Haven't had any morning sickness!
I swear, I read every one of your updates. I've been just a horrible reader and not commenting! I love that outfit you wore in your last update. The Mickey head is cute!
This trip report helps me make it through to my next trip! 13 days till my quick trip and 187 until my Birthday trip!!!
I have heard that Captain EO was going to be closing, I wonder if that had anything to do with the lack of merchandise at EPCOT?
If I were Phoebe Buffay I'd be saying, "NO, DEMON!!!" at your HM picture. So yeah. That's seriously a crazy picture!
PHILHARMAGIC IS THE BEST. It always makes me cry, too.
No seriously, where are your modeling deals? I feel like there MUST be a market for couch modeling with mouse ears. MUST BE.
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