"No One's Gloomy or Complaining"-in DISNEY WORLD!~An 11/12 TR!-*NEW TR Link pg 56!!!*

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  1. Simba22

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    So I FINALLY have internet access at home again! Thank goodness too, because if I had to sit here, trapped in the house all weekend with 3 feet of snow outside and no internet, I would go insane!

    So as I was reading your update, Lumar is sitting behind me looking at your pictures. He saw the ice cream sandwich and says it looks amazing. I said yeah, it's from the Main Street Bakery. He goes "isn't it the Main Street Starbucks now?" :sad2: What a jerk.

    We were talking about our ADRs for October the day and decided we're definitely going back to California Grill, too! I can't wait!

    And BTW, you have my cell number!! If you ever want to talk Disney - TEXT ME!!! :rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
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  3. Nermel9

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    I love EMH at MK, always so much fun! I'm glad we stayed so late, even if we didn't make it to 3am! I can't get enough of the dream lights, the castle is so beautiful! :lovestruc

    I love that ice cream sandwich, I'd like to get one when I'm there next week, but I'll never finish it by myself! :rotfl:

    Me too! I hope they menu doesn't change too much, but since they are keeping my polenta, that's all I really care about! :rotfl2:

    Thank you! Me too! I just wish it was December! :rotfl2:

    5 days!! I can't wait! It's going to be so much fun! :banana:

    It was definitely warm enough to swim a few days, it got up into the 80's during the day, and it was cooler at night! I love going in November, warm during the day, and cool at night! :thumbsup2

    It is SO good, don't worry, it will be open again someday, so you have to try it! :banana: You are going to LOVE the Royal Guest Rooms, they are so perfect! What DIS'er are you going with, sounds like a fun trip! :cool1:

    Yay, I totally agree! :banana:

    Woo hoo!!! Ugh, that snow was INSANE! You would think I would have been on the DIS all weekend, since I was trapped until yesterday, but I didn't do anything except shovel and then lay around and whine about how much pain I was in from shoveling all day! That was some CRAZY snow, and it figures our snowblower would break! :mad:

    Aww, I'm going to miss the Main Street Bakery! But don't worry, you can still get that ice cream sandwich at the Plaza I think! I know it's somewhere in MK! :thumbsup2

    Yum, I need to go back to CA Grill, it's SO good! :yay:

    Haha, I will don't worry! Expect some texts next week while I'm there! :woohoo:
     
  4. Nermel9

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    Boma Boma Boma!!!

    Hi guys! Before I start this update, guess what? I'm going to Disney World in 5 DAYS!!!:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: I'm so excited, I can't wait! It's going to be so much fun, I can't wait to see how different it is going with someone other than Brandon! :rotfl2: My sister made all of the ADR's for this trip, and she gave me the list of where we are eating, but I have a feeling some changes will probably be made up until the day before we leave so I'll just tell you all about it when we get back! :yay: And did I tell you guys where we are staying? Well, you know we're staying at Bay Lake Tower for the last few days of our trip, but did I ever tell you where we'll be the first few days? Originally we were going to be staying at Pop, but my sister changed it and now we will be at

    Animal Kingdom Lodge!!

    I can't wait, I've wanted to stay there for so long, and now I finally have the chance to check it out! Brandon has wanted to stay there forever, and I always end up telling him I don't want to because I keep thinking it's so far from the other parks, so now I will finally know! :thumbsup2

    So I'm going to do an update right now and then I'm going to hopefully do another one before I leave because again, in 5 days I'm off to Disney World! :cool1:


    Sunday, 11/11

    After our late night at the Magic Kingdom, the last thing we wanted to do was get up early and go to breakfast. But we had an ADR for Boma at 9:00 (which was late for us, considering I usually make it for like 7:45!) so we got up and headed out the door and made it to Animal Kingdom Lodge by 8:30!

    We walked around for a few minutes to look at the beautiful resort

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    (I can't believe I'm staying there in 5 days!!!)

    and then we took the elevator down to Boma. We were a little early, but we checked in and we were seated right away!

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    (Sorry for the dark picture, but I think it's kind of pretty!)

    I wasn't really happy with where we were sitting, we were against a wall, where the booth against the wall was one big continuous booth and then there were tables for 2 all along the booth. They were crammed together so close, and 2 other couples sat on either side of us, so it was kind of claustrophobic. The people to our left were nice, but the people to our right were really grumpy, they didn't talk to us or each other or anything. Oh well. Grumpy in Disney. :confused3

    I LOVE Boma so much, which is why it's the title of this chapter, it's definitely my favorite place to have breakfast! I could drink gallons of that juice, yum!

    We didn't waste any time going up to the buffet! I loaded up on the scrambled eggs instead of getting an omelet this time, because those eggs are just SO good! I also got some sausage and I think that other stuff on my plate is bread pudding? But I'm not sure...

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    if it's not, I know I definitely went up and got some of the bread pudding after, because I remember it being really good! :cool1: The stuff in the picture actually looks like banana bread or something.

    Our server was great, they always are at Boma, she kept telling us her name was Bob that day because she forgot her name tag and she had to borrow one that said Bob. Then she was telling us how they asked her if she wanted to transfer to Be Our Guest, and she tried it for the AP previews, but she didn't like it because she had to work so late, so she went back to Boma. Nice life...from one amazing restaurant to another! So jealous of Disney CM's! :laughing:

    We finished eating, paid our bill and hopped in the car to make the short drive over to

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    Animal Kingdom! While AK is not my favorite park, I do love it, and I get excited whenever we go there, because we always spend the least amount of time there!

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    I love the Christmas tree in the entrance area, it's so pretty! I wonder what it looks like at night? I'm sure it's amazing!

    We went in and went straight to Camp Minnie Mickey, because I wanted to make sure that we saw Festival of the Lion King again. It's annoying to try to plan around shows, so we figured we would do it first and then just do everything else after.

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    We were pretty early for the first show (I think it was the first show, we wanted to see the 10:30 show, so maybe there was one before that?) so we decided to meet some characters that we've never met before...Chip and Dale! They had no line, and all of the characters in that area had cute little Christmas outfits on! I wanted to meet Minnie, but her line was so long, and Chip and Dale had like, 2 people in line!

    Chip and Dale were SO cute! When we went up to us, they were just running around, being silly, and then they pointed to Brandon's shirt and acted afraid of it (he had on a shirt with the devil from Fantasia on it)! I loved meeting them, I was hoping our picture would come out ok, but guess what? It was awful! Brandon looks ok in it, but my head is tilted all weird, and I'm like, in mid laugh because I didn't know we were actually taking the picture yet! Ugh, I'm so annoyed! But still, it was an awesome meet and greet, so I'm happy we met them! :thumbsup2

    Finally it was time for the Festival of the Lion King! I can't remember what section we were in, but it was a good section! :rotfl2: We had a great view of everything!

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    I love the Tumble Monkeys! That must be the best job in WDW, it looks like SO much fun!

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    There is just something about the Lion King soundtrack that makes me cry every time I see the movie, and watching the Festival of the Lion King is no different, I was crying during the whole thing! It is definitely my favorite show in Disney!

    Once it was over, we made our way out of Camp Minnie Mickey and walked all the way over to Asia!

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    It seemed like such a long walk, because it was hot out that day! It's always so hot in Animal Kingdom, no matter what time of year you go! :rotfl2:

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    We headed straight for Expedition Everest to check out the wait time, I was hoping it wouldn't be too long!

    Up next...more Animal Kingdom!

     
  5. marDgreen88

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    I always think Boma food looks really good! But I always wonder if I'm too picky to eat there. :laughing:

    OMG FOTLK IS THE BEST EVER AHHHHH!!! Hope the line for Everest wasn't too long!
     
  6. MEK

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    I love this picture! Great perspective.

    Your Boma breakfast looks so yummy - definitely one of of my favorites!

    Yeah for 5 days!!!!!!!! :cool1::cool1::cool1: It's so exciting that you are staying at both AKL and BLT. I think you are going to have a wonderful time. Girl's trips are so fun!!!!!
     
  7. Stringbean&Wingnut

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    LOVE Boma for breakfast!!! I think it's my actually my favorite Disney breakfast! :thumbsup2

    Yay for going to Disney SO soon!!! And staying at AKL, that's awesome!! :goodvibes
     
  8. wdwgirl03

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    I knew you were staying at AKL but I can't remember if you posted that on here or twitter! LOL. You will love it there. And don't worry, it really isn't that far from all of the other parks. Atleast I don't think it is.
     
  9. khertz

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    How fun that you will be staying at AKL! That is one of the resorts I have been wanting to visit but we haven't made it there yet. Maybe one day.

    Breakfast sounds great! Bread pudding for breakfast sounds really awesome right about now.

    Yay for AK! Not my favorite park either, but it is really so well themed and fun to walk around and take it all in. Plus FotLK is one of my favorite Disney shows EVER! That music gets me every time too. And the acrobatics are so fun! And Camp Minnie-Mickey is where we have had some of our best character interactions too.
     
  10. ronnmel

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    You'll get a chance to see the AK Christmas tree at night in my TR. :)

    Chip & Dale are so much fun! So are the Tumbling Monkeys!
     
  11. Nermel9

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    I'm really picky too, but I LOVE Boma! I'm too scared to try it for dinner, but breakfast is pretty normal, they have chocolate chip pancakes, bread pudding, and bagels and stuff if you get too intimidated! :rotfl:

    I love FOTLK!!! I'm so glad we went there first! :cool1:

    Thank you, I love that Asia entrance, that whole area of the park it's so beautiful! :lovestruc

    I love Boma, we always have to go there before AK!

    I can't believe I'm going so soon! It doesn't seem real! :cool1: I'm so excited to finally stay in AKL, I've wanted to for soooo long! :woohoo:

    It's probably my favorite Disney breakfast too, although Kona is pretty awesome! Maybe it's a tie between those 2 places! :banana:

    I can't believe I'm going back so soon! I cannot wait to finally stay in AKL, even if it is only for a few nights, it's going to be amazing! :cool1:
     
  12. Nermel9

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    I do remember posting it on twitter when I found out, but I don't think I posted it here! Maybe I did, I can't keep up with everything lately! :rotfl: I'm SO excited to stay there, I love visiting there, and hello, 24 hour access to zebra domes? YUM!!! :lovestruc

    You should really visit AKL, it's beautiful! We always try to walk around when we eat at Boma (we didn't get to on this trip because I wanted to get to AK, but we usually do!) and it's just such a pretty, peaceful resort! :banana:

    I can't believe some places in WDW have bread pudding for breakfast, I love it! :)

    AK is definitely my #4 park, but I still love it! It's so pretty, and it has FOTLK and Everest, 2 of my favorite things in Disney! Chip and Dale were so adorable, I hope we get to meet them again on a future trip so I can get a good picture! :rotfl:

    Yay, I'm sure it's beautiful! I love that tree! :banana:

    They were really fun, I loved meeting them! :lovestruc And the Tumble Monkeys are so cool, I wish I could do all of those acrobatic moves! :rotfl2:
     
  13. Mrs T 2009

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE BOMA!

    We have family that still talk about going there for dinner even after a few years! LOL
    Never tried breakfast there, yet.. Dinner is SO delicious! :)

    FOTLK is Amazing! LOVE IT!!!!

    And I'm with ya- Animal Kingdom is a quick park to get through for us too!
     
  14. SoNotAPrincess

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    Boma...yumm-ohhhhhhh! I need to go there now!

    Oh, FotLK, so dear to my heart...I don't think watching it would ever get old!

    Yay for your trip being so close and for staying at AKL and doing Disney with someone other than Brian! Wait, that doesn't sound very nice...of course you love doing Disney with Brian...open mouth, insert foot!
     
  15. Simba22

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    I love Boma for breakfast! I'm excited about staying at AKL in October just because I'll be able to wake up and walk downstairs to get there! When don't have your own car, getting there is pretty annoying so we don't go very often! How cool that you guys are staying there NEXT WEEK! :thumbsup2

    BTW new Vinyls at the Disney Store! Whiskers and Tales! SO CUTE!! We got 4 yesterday and the first one I opened was the mystery one! :woohoo::woohoo: Although seeing the empty RFC was sooo sad! I seriously almost cried. :(

    And YES!! Please send me pics from Disney!! It will help my work days go by! :laughing:
     
  16. Nermel9

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    YES Boma is amazing!!! :cool1:

    Haha that's funny, because I've never had dinner there! I'd like to someday, but breakfast is just so good! :banana:

    AK is a great park, but we just spend the least amount of time there! I should try to go there more, but I can't tear myself away from Epcot!

    I want to go there now too! I can't believe I'm staying at AKL and NOT going to Boma! Seems kind of crazy! :laughing:

    FOTLK is so wonderful, I can't wait to see it again!

    Haha, I had to laugh at your last paragraph, not just because of what it said, but because you called my DH Brian! :rotfl: (It's Brandon, but it's just funny that you said that because when we were first together, SO many people made the same mistake! :laughing:) But yes, it will be fun to go to Disney with someone other than him, although I'm starting to feel weird about leaving him alone for a week! It's been SO long since we've spent a week apart! :scared1:

    I thought you were staying at the Boardwalk in October? You switched to AKL?

    I can't wait to stay there! I am nervous about not having a car, but since we'll only be there for 3 days before moving, it shouldn't be that bad!

    I KNOW!!! I saw the Whiskers and Tales online, I have to get all of them! I cannot believe no more RFC, that is so upsetting! It was always busy, I wonder what happened! :(

    I definitely will! :thumbsup2
     
  17. Nermel9

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    We're Going on an Expedition!

    Sunday, 11/11, Part 2

    Hi everyone! I wanted to do one more update before I go to Disney (IN 3 DAYS!) and I know I won't have any time tomorrow, so here you go! I am going to try to move a little faster on this TR when I get back, it seems people are losing interest...or maybe I'm just boring, I don't know! :rotfl2:

    Anyway! When we left off, Brandon and I were making the long walk from Camp Minnie Mickey to Asia. It was really hot that day, so it seemed a lot longer, but we finally made it!

    The walk over is so pretty, I really love how beautiful Animal Kingdom is, it's so scenic!

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    It makes me wish I had a real camera, because I'd love to spend a whole day there taking pictures!

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    When we got to EE, Brandon thought the wait time was too long, so we just got some FP's for a little later, I think our return time was like, an hour away or something, so we decided to pass the time with the Maharajah Jungle Trek!

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    We did this on our last trip and loved seeing the tigers, so I was excited to do it again!

    Before we saw the tigers though, we were greeted by this guy, who I wasn't too interested in:

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    I took a few pictures and moved on, I'm not a big reptile fan. Brandon loves them, so I think I walked ahead and he caught up!

    And now...TIGERS!!!

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    How SWEET are they, sleeping like that! Look at their paws!

    (Just so you know, I'm definitely a crazy cat person, and to me, tigers are just big cats, which is why I can be a little obnoxious when it comes to them!)

    I took tons of pictures of the tigers, but I'll keep them to a minimum:

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    They are SO cute!

    There were also these adorable little animals

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    and then tons of birds, where Brandon got scolded for trying to touch one of these guys :rotfl2:

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    They had no fear of humans, they wouldn't get out of the way when people were walking by, so Brandon thought he'd try to pet one, and the CM nicely asked him to refrain from touching the birds! Oh well! Had to try I guess! :rotfl:

    Finally it was time for Expedition Everest!

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    We still had time before we could use our FP's, so I convinced Brandon to wait in the standby line. He was complaining because the wait time said 35 minutes, but it didn't look that long, so I timed us and it only took 25 minutes, it wasn't a bad wait! The queue is so pretty that I really don't mind waiting there!

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    It is SUCH a fun roller coaster, definitely one of my favorite Disney rides! When we got off, it was finally time to use our FP's, so we just hopped in the FP line and got right back on, and waited for the first row this time!

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    I love that you can see all of Disney World from the top of Everest!

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    After a great 2nd ride on Everest, we wanted to do the Safari, so we walked over to Africa.

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    Sadly, it was like a 60 minute wait, and the FP return times were too late at that point in the day, so we decided we should probably get going.

    I wanted to run to Camp Minnie Mickey and check the line for Minnie, I was really hoping to get a picture with her before we left, but her line was crazy, so we made our way out of the park!

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    When we got to the car, I asked Brandon if we could make a quick detour back to Animal Kingdom Lodge before we went to POR. I told him I wanted to finally try the zebra domes, and of course, he had no idea what I was talking about, so I told him I'd show him when we got there! I was hoping they had them in the Mara, because other than that, I had no idea where they would be!

    Luckily they did, so I bought them and took them back to POR with me!

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    As soon as I got back to the room, I had to try one, and OMG, they were SO amazing! I sometimes get nervous to try things that are overly hyped at Disney, because I'm afraid I'll be disappointed, but these zebra domes did NOT disappoint! I LOVED them! I only ate one and saved the rest for later, because we were out the door to have lunch in the food court at POR!

    Up next...how long did you think we could stay away from Epcot? :rotfl2:

     
  18. ronnmel

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    I love that picture with the boats! Is that the boat landing, where Winnie the Pooh meets? I had no idea you could see it from somewhere else. I guess I'm too busy looking at the Tree of Life at that point to notice anything else. :rotfl:

    I love love love cats, tigers and leopards included. :thumbsup2
     
  19. 407-W-DISNEY

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    I can't believe your leaving in 3 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo::woohoo:
    you must be soooo excited!! I know you usually wait till the day before, but I have you started packing yet???

    I love the tigers...they are sooooo beautiful!! I also take a million pics in that area alone...and I go by the reptiles as fast as my little legs will take me!
     
  20. beachphotog

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    I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to try super hyped foor/drinks in Disney because I'm afraid of being disappointed!! Like, I had never had a Dole Whip before. I jumped in and ended up having 3 on my last trip! What had I been waiting for? Now, I may have to make a trek over to AKL (I've never even been there!) and try some zebra domes!
     
  21. MEK

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    I share your love for all cats too, but I have to keep reminding myself that they are not cuddly oversized cats, no matter how relaxed they look. :rotfl:

    Yeah for front row on EE. I love how most people don't seem to take notice of the front row queue. It's so awesome to look around the corner and see it near empty. :thumbsup2

    Ah - zebra domes! I have only had them once but I do remember their yumminess!

    Woo Hoo to 2 days! :cool1:
     

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