Let's turn around. Magic Kingdom is open till 1AM! 3/23 Some Final Thoughts

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  1. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    BEVERLY!!!

    We made our way over to Club Cool and went inside to rehydrate. We have never visited Club Cool before, but since I’ve joined Disboards, I’ve seen a lot of descriptions about a certain drink and how disgusting it is. Club Cool was somewhat crowded, so I grabbed a couple of cups and filled them up while DW waited back a little way with the stroller. We started on the left side of the dispenser and worked our way across. I finally reached the dispenser labeled “Beverly” and I gave myself a little pep talk in my head. I was ready for it. I put the cup to my lips. I took a sip… I… I... hmm… Did I get the right thing? Let’s try it again. I filled the cup back up, yes, this one is definitely from the Beverly dispenser and it tastes the same. I guess the nastiness of it was so overhyped that my expectations weren’t met. :confused3

    Now, if I were thirsty, paying for a drink and had to choose from the drinks available in that dispenser to fill my cup with, Mezzo Mix would be my choice, hands down. I definitely wouldn’t choose to drink Beverly when other options are available, but if I was thirsty and it was the only thing available, I wouldn’t have a problem drinking it. I really thought the Japan drink was worse.:sick:

    DW on the other hand thought Beverly was the most disgusting thing she had ever tasted.

    DS was just happy that I was letting him drink whatever I was drinking. :rotfl2:

    Having experienced the wonders of Beverly, we decided to head back over to take our complementary Visa picture. We didn’t know who we’d get to see, but they pulled back the curtain and we were greeted by the main cheese and his pet dog. DS still didn’t want to get down and walk to them, but he was interested in Mickey and gave him a 5 and interacted a bit. Pluto came over to join in the fun, however, and was denied. Poor Pluto.

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    We had talked about meeting up with our CM friend on Wednesday or Thursday, so we thought we’d call her and see what she had planned for the evening. It turned out she had some things to take care of this evening before her brothers got in to town, but we made plans to meet up with them all on Friday. We had been walking aimlessly while trying to call her and arrived in front of a beautiful Christmas tree.

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    We took a left at the T and grabbed some Mickey ice cream bars from a cart before parking the stroller and heading in to ride…

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    It’s a Small Mexico!!!

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    As it would turn out, DS LOVED this ride. I think he liked riding in the boat and seeing all the different scenes, but most importantly, he loved finding Duck participating in his many different activities as we chased him through Mexico.

    Our next stop was Maelstrom in Norway. We enjoyed the ride, but walked through the theater after we left the boat. We needed a quick restroom break, so we stopped at the restrooms between Norway and Mexico. I was sitting outside with DS waiting on DW and the Norway Christmas story had just ended. We never caught that story time, but the story tellers came through on their way backstage. They were chatting with everyone as they passed by and I was blown away with how well they were improvising and staying in character on their way out. It was just a little bit extra Disney magic to be able to enjoy.

    DW wanted to go to Mouse Gears to look around, so I headed to Test Track to grab myself some FP’s and told her I’d meet her in Mouse Gears. Once I found them, I took the stroller so she could shop. DS was trying to grab everything he could reach, so I decided to take him outside. We walked out the door and I had just found a place to sit down when all of a sudden, DS starts yelling. “Shoe! Shoe!”

    Uh, oh. :headache: We lost a shoe. I tried to retrace my steps and we even went back into the store to look around the area where he started getting antsy. We couldn’t find it anywhere. I found a CM and asked him if there was a lost and found in the store and he told me I’d have to check with Guest Relations in an hour or 2. At the same time, DW was checking with another CM. After a quick call, it turned out there was a CM walking around carrying a shoe, looking for the prince who lost it. She quickly found us and returned the shoe and spent some time talking to DS. He loved the attention. It was another great CM interaction for us.

    We left Mouse Gears and headed back to the Land to use our Soarin’ FP’s after a quick stop to pick up our free Visa picture. DW rode first while I took DS to the restroom and changed him into jeans. We then headed to Sunshine Seasons and got some grapes, apple sauce and chocolate milk. DW came out, and I gave her my FP and told her to ride again. DS and I just hung out and enjoyed our snacks.

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    DW came back and said she was hungry. She looked at the menus for Sunshine Seasons, but didn’t see anything she wanted to eat. We decided instead to cross the park once again and grab some food in Mexico.
     
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  3. KatMark

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    Hey, you'd be ecstatic to be out of your stroller too if those "big" people made you stay in it all the time. :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Okay, now back to read your latest update (I am determined to get caught up BEFORE I leave in two days).
     
  4. KatMark

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    Great update. I love the picture with Mickey and Pluto (Pluto is one of my favorites).

    DS looks quite pleased with that Mickey bar.

    Obviously, your wife is the smarter one of the family as she realized how awful the Beverly is. It must be a man thing...as my DH did not think it was that bad either. :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  5. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Now I know what to get you for your birthday.... a case of Beverly! :lmao:

    :rotfl2:

    Did you trick her into drinking it?

    :lmao:


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    Great pic! :thumbsup2<-- thumb


    :rolleyes1 Es un mundo de la risa, un mundo de rasgones :rolleyes1

    We had a shoe incident at MK once... guess where lost articles show up? The kennel outside of MK. wanna see what it looks like? Check out the bottom of this post.

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37795689&postcount=1682
     
  6. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes Dis Dad #469 . . . . "Nation Ford", SC

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    Everyone has their own variety of Kryptonite. I now know what to get you for your birthday (deceptively mislabeled of course).

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    Try him on it again next time you’re down there and see which of you he takes after.


    Nice… for a freebie, you got a good image.


    :lmao:


    Good Decision


    I really liked the various holiday story tellers. They all do an excellent job and you get a little glimpse into how life is lived beyond Madison Ave.


    Cool…
    It is generally true that the phrase “Disney Magic” is abbreviated as “CM”


    A) Don’t care that much for Sorin’
    B) Wanted to do something nice for DW
    C) Was just having too much fun with DS
    D) All of the above



    Excellent Update
     
  7. amandaw

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    That's great that DS warmed up to Mickey at least a little bit! But, poor Pluto! No love! :laughing: That's a great picture of y'all. We have yet to go get our Visa character picture. But, I am determined to do that this year.

    I'm so glad they were able to find DS' shoe! And that's so great how quickly they were able to track down a CM walking around with a shoe. Disney continues to amaze me!
     
  8. glennbo123

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    I can't believe that you did not succomb to Beverly's power to disgust! :sick:

    That's a nice family picture you got with Mickey and Pluto. I've never been in that part of the park at the right time to take advantage of that.
     
  9. CandleontheWater

    CandleontheWater Forever in love with Hathaway Browne

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    I can't believe you liked Beverly. Granted its probably not the most vile thing in the whole world, but I'd never choose it drink it.

    I do however take great glee in making DH drink it every time we go. He always forgets which is "the gross one", so I always helpfully point him toward Beverly since "thats the one that tastes like watermelon". He falls for it every time! :rotfl:

    I've got to try that Via Napoli pizza one of these days. I bet it would be a great lunch ADR! :thumbsup2

    The pic of you guys at the character spot is very cute. Too bad DS didn't show Pluto more love, but at least he got in some face time with the big cheese.
     
  10. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    Poor kid. We're so cruel to keep him confined to his stroller.:lmao:

    Don't you have more important things to be doing 2 days before you leave? :confused3

    Thanks! It's funny, Pluto is the second character that DS learned. He has a sippy cup with Mickey and Pluto on it and he always points them out. He just really didn't seem to care for either of the dog characters live and in person.

    The kid loves his ice cream. I wouldn't know where he gets that from.:rolleyes1

    :headache: No comment

    Hmm... according to the DDC birthday list, yours is the day before mine. Why don't you just keep it and we'll call it even? :thumbsup2

    No, I just filled a cup and handed it to her. She tricked herself into drinking it.:lmao:

    Thanks! :thumbsup2

    Thankfully, the Spanish version doesn't drive me to the verge of insanity.

    I wonder how many lost crocs turn up in the parks on a given day? :confused3 :lmao:
     
  11. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    Thanks, DS will appreciate it. He seemed to love that stuff. :thumbsup2 :lmao:

    That kid will drink/eat anything.

    Unless he's just in "one of those moods" :sad2:

    Actually, that one was from DW's camera. I didn't have the flash drive with our Photopass pictures when I uploaded them for the update. :rolleyes1

    Having read about them in your TR, I wanted to try to catch a few of them. It always turned out that we'd walk up in the middle or as they were finishing though. I don't think we ever caught one in its entirety. They were definitely interesting though.

    ::yes::

    Definitely D. I always have to ride Soarin once when we're there, but I'm usually good after that. If it had multiple destinations like the new Star Tours, I'd probably enjoy it more. I really do enjoy it and the sensation of flying is cool, but I really think it is overrated.:confused3 Definitely not worth waiting an hour for, IMO.

    Thanks

    He just never really came around to Pluto and Goofy the whole time. I don't know what it is, just something about the big dogs, I guess.:lmao: It is definitely worth going to get the picture. It's nice to have something free from Disney World, for once.:lmao:

    Yes, they were great. I was a bit frustrated when the guy I talked to seemed to have no interest in helping me, but thankfully, DW had better luck. :thumbsup2
     
  12. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    :confused3 I guess I was just expecting it to cause every meal I'd eaten over the past 2 days to make a re-appearance. The reaction just wasn't that strong.:lmao:

    Thanks! It was definitely worth our time to stop by. We tried to get there sometime in the middle of the time range that it was open and the line wasn't bad at all.

    Ok... like is a bit strong. I like Cherry Coke. I can tolerate Beverly. :lmao::rotfl2:

    That is just cruel... I like it! :thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

    It is definitely a great place to get lunch. I've got a feeling it will be a recurring lunch ADR for us in future trips. It's Table Service that had fast service, great food and is actually somewhat reasonably priced. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Thanks. It was a lot of fun to see him warm up to Mickey and Donald over the course of the week. As much as he seems to like Pluto, it's just a shame he wouldn't pose and interact with him in person.
     
  13. Captain_Oblivious

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    I remember that it took a second or two for the nasty aftertaste to hit me. But I think I took a second sip because the first one didn't seem to hit me that bad. Then after the second one I thought, "Ok, it is pretty gross."

    In any event, if we ever travel together, you can be the guinea pig. :thumbsup2

    No pictures?

    Hey, what's in this flask?

    :eek::scared1:

    Really? But Soarin' is overrated? :confused3

    That is impressive. I've always been amazed by actors with good improv skills.

    Thank goodness. Plus, you were saved from having to buy him $80 flip-flops.

    :goodvibes Way to earn extra brownie points with DW!
     
  14. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    I really never noticed an aftertaste, but I didn't spend a lot of time savoring it. I drank it and was on to the next drink.

    The tradtional Sambuca shots that my friends dad always brings out at football tailgate parties makes any non-alcoholic drink go down a lot easier.:lmao:

    She had the camera and I was on cup duty. :confused3

    Nothing. It isn't nap time yet. :rolleyes1

    Ok, Soarin is fun and the technology is impressive. Like I said, I always make a point to ride it once, but it just isn't that re-rideable.:confused3
    It isn't like we rode Maelstrom multiple times. I'd probably jump in line for a 5 - 10 minute wait there before I'd wait 60 - 75 min for Soarin' though.

    It was quite impressive. They were even going out of their way to start conversations with people as they passed.

    We actually bought him those crocs when we were at St. Pete. My first thought was we spent $20 on shoes that he wore twice and were about to go deeper in the hole oh shoe purchases. :headache:

    It's the least I could do. She was letting me use her fastpass allotments to get extra turns on fun rides like Tower of Terror!:thumbsup2
     
  15. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    I'm getting thirsty already!

    Must be all that fertilizer you've inhaled over the years. It's messed with your taste receptors.

    Be careful giving that to a pregnant woman. I think there's an FDA warning or something.

    Does he have a little plastic helmet with beer holders too?


    Nice picture!


    But with out a drug lord doll cutting the head off a chief of police doll.
    That's over at Universal...

    Are you supposed to stop? :confused3


    Cool!

    Hmm...tough choice - Soarin' or hangin' with the little guy. I'm just glad mine are tall enough to ride, thus, two birds with one stone. :thumbsup2
    We're big fans of Sunshine Seasons. But then again, the general rule of thumb is eat where the pregnant one wants to eat.
     
  16. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    :thumbsup2 I was up for the challenge to outdrink you, but I forgot what the number was and I wasn't about to explain to DW why I wanted pictures of me drinking Beverly. :rolleyes1 :lmao:

    :confused3

    Hmm... never considered that. :scared1:

    No. It holds chocolate milk.

    Thanks

    :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl::lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

    Only if you can't outrun the closing doors.

    That works too. I guess I could have gone to the entrance with him and started screaming at the CM that they should let him ride anyway because the rules don't apply to me. Not that I've ever seen a parent do that at Disney World or anything.:sad2:

    It looks good. It has been several years since I've actually had a meal there. I do like the fresh fruit and snack options though.
     
  17. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    great update. I haven't experienced the joy of Beverly yet!
     
  18. PirateKate

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    I'm finally here! Good old page 15!! :rotfl:

    Landon looks like he's having a fun time so far. I'm glad you were able to find his shoe that quickly. It's much harder if it goes to Guest Relations or the Lost and Found Center.

    Imagine how nasty Beverly would taste if you hadn't heard the stories on here and took a big drink expecting a pleasant flavor.:laughing:
     
  19. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    A little bit off-topic, but yesterday was Landon's second birthday. We had a little party for him last night and for the main event, right before he started opening his presents he told everyone that he's going to have a "sheeshter" or as the Landon to English interpretation goes, sister.princess:




    I'd hardly call it the "joy" of Beverly. :lmao::rotfl2:

    Welcome!!! I'm glad you made it. We get to try one of your suggestions in the next update. :rolleyes1

    He really had a good time. It was a lot of fun to experience everything seeing his excitement. I'm ready to go back and do it again.:lmao:

    I'm really glad we didn't have to go through the whole process of getting it back like you did with your stuffed animal. I think we probably would have just bought some Mickey Crocs and let it go...:rolleyes1

    :confused3 I guess I'll never know. :rotfl2:
     
  20. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    Happy Belated Birthday Landon!

    I thought there were strategic legs and hands in the way at the ultrasound? Did you have another one or am I thinking of someone else?
     
  21. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes Dis Dad #469 . . . . "Nation Ford", SC

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    HBD to Landon!!


    "sheeshter" :lmao:

    That… is priceless. Sounds like baby sis may already have a potential nickname.


    I have an “Uncle Bo”, because at the time he was born, my Momma couldn't say “boy”. His given name is Howard, but I’ve never heard it said out loud by him or any one else. It's just: “Bo”.
     

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