"Now That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout!"- Our 1st DVC stay-May 2010-Wrap Up 9/23

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  1. leamom2princesses

    leamom2princesses DIS Veteran

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    Thanks Connie! I wish the crowd level would have been like that the entire week. The three days after that one were kind of heavy but it got a little quieter mid-week. The weather was great though! :thumbsup2

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes! So far, so good! :goodvibes

    Welcome to my TR Sara!! :welcome: Thanks on the girls and our room was awesome so thanks on that too! :goodvibes
     
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  3. leamom2princesses

    leamom2princesses DIS Veteran

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    I couldn't believe the backups on the monorail either. We had to wait for computers to reset, the thing stopped mid journey, etc. It was kind of weird. :confused3
    It was fun! If you do it, be sure to consider paying out of pocket. It might be a better value that way. ;)
     
  4. leamom2princesses

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    It was weird with transportation this trip. That would really be only complaint for the entire week. Transportation was in a funk for some reason. :confused3 Thanks on the compliments on the girls. :goodvibes

    Thanks so much! Welcome to my TR!! :welcome:
     
  5. leamom2princesses

    leamom2princesses DIS Veteran

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    No problem! Hope it helps a little! :goodvibes
    I whole heartedly agree on the fire dancer...well all the male performers actually. ;)

    We really liked having the space. We'll see how we do in a studio in a few weeks. I have a feeling my DH is a bit spoiled now. :lmao:
     
  6. leamom2princesses

    leamom2princesses DIS Veteran

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    I got my money's worth on the girls, but we had way 13 credits left at the end of the week so overall I'm not sure it was the best value for us. I wouldn't do it again anyway just because I gained 8 freakin' pounds that week. :rotfl2: I have to reload the tickers. I had so many edits on my siggie that I couldn't tell which end was up. I will finish it today though. :goodvibes
     
  7. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    The luau looks like so much fun. Believe it or not we never did that after all those times staying at the Poly. Great pictures!
     
  8. MHTeacher

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    :bday: Leanne! I hope you have a great day!
     
  9. leamom2princesses

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    After the luau, we took the monorail over to EPCOT to meet up with some of our DIS friends. We entered the park with no issues and the girls just couldn't resist. They had to take a ride on Spaceship Earth! There was no wait so we quickly boarded our time traveler. As always, the girls loved it!

    Next we made our way over to the France pavillion. It was almost dusk but we managed to make it over with little issue. When we arrived the McFarland's were there with our DIS friends already! :laughing: The DISers to make it were cinderella crazy (Alicia), racefanof88 (Dana), MHTeacher (Michelle), and MaryAZ (Mary) and their families. It was fun but very brief as the show was about to start. I said hi but because I was chasing little crazy girls around, I really didn't get much time to chat. Sorry bout that guys! :sad2: It was really great to put a face with a name though. I have to say that I already felt like we were great friends before we ever met. :goodvibes Funny how the DIS is like that.

    Anyway, we all said a brief goodbye and started looking for a spot to watch Illuminations. The show was good however we couldn't have picked a worse spot. After a big round of fireworks went off the wind slung the debris right at us. Nothing like some fireworks shrapnel to the eye to start things off. :rotfl2:

    After the show we walked with the McFarland's to the entrance. As we exited we went our own ways. Overall it was a great first day!

    The next morning (Day 2) was our AK day. We started bright and early with a breakfast at Tusker House. The bus headed to AK didn't take long at all. :thumbsup2 Here is a shot of Joe entering AK before the park opened.

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    Once we got to TH, they took a pic of us (again another attempt to get $29.95 from us), and we were seated immediately. This was probably the best breakfast we had all week. Look at some of the selections they had...

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    If you can't find something to eat at TH, well there's really something wrong with you. Everything was really fresh and delicious. The girls really enjoyed meeting the characters at this breakfast also. We met Donald outside but inside we met these guys...
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    Goofy was a lot of fun, he kept messing with the girls and putting his hand over Josie's face.

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    Right about the time we finished with Goofy, it was time for the kids to get their "instruments" and dance with the characters. The girls thought this was pretty cool too. Here they are with their noisemakers.

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    They followed Goofy all over the restaurant. Shortly after that, Joe received his first b-day cupcake of the trip. Josie thought it was awesome to have part of the cupcake for breakfast.

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    My entire family really enjoyed this meal and we will definitely be adding this to our list of must do's. This will probably be one that we pay OOP.

    Up Next: Our ride reviews and our first GG!
     
  10. MHTeacher

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    I had a lot of fun meeting all of you! I thought it was great the way we all recognized each other even though most of us had never met in person!

    Don't feel to badly about not having much time to chat---Your girls are precious! :)

    We love this breakfast, too, Leanne! That jungle juice (or whatever they call it) reminds us of the juice from the 'Ohana breakfast at the Poly. :thumbsup2

    BTW---what's the status of our PP pics? Just wondering.............;)
     
  11. leamom2princesses

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    It was a lot of fun. I can't believe you never did it? You should check it out sometime. :thumbsup2
     
  12. leamom2princesses

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    Thanks Michelle!! :goodvibes
     
  13. leamom2princesses

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    Thanks Michelle! It was fun meeting everyone-especially at WDW!

    Once everyone is done uploading and editing PP pics I will order. We have until June 30 for everyone to finish. I'll order it as soon as everyone is done. ;)
     
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    I'm joining in too! Your girls are absolutely adorable and I love the pic of them with the leis on their head. How exciting that you guys are DVC members now, if we ever do this AKL would definitely be my first pick. THose rooms look so spacious and nice and the views are amazing! I'm excited to hear how the rest of your trip went:thumbsup2
     
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    Yay for Tusker House! Another one we haven't done, but have on the list! Great to hear a good review of it. I always hear good things about the food and so-so things about the character interaction! But yours looked fabulous! More than anything though, getting into the AK early is what appeals to me the most! I just think you can appreciate the beauty of that park more when it is less crowded! :goodvibes

    Sara

    * Oh yeah, and Yay for DIS meets!! They are the best!! :grouphug:
     
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    Epcot sounds like a fun meet up! sorry about the FW mess...I believe that is one of the reasons I prefer MK and DHS...we manage to usually find the smoke when we do Illuminations--but, it is such a great laser and fw show!

    Great start to your AK day! love the empty park! the girls are so cute and excited--you did a great job on the pictures on their dance with Daisy!:thumbsup2 and great/fun picture of Joe with his birthday cupcake...

    :wave2: Connie
     
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    OOOO good review on TH, we have that as our last breakfast, and I can't wait!
     
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    Hey girl! I'm here.....a few days late to the party but here nevertheless. Now I need to go back and catch up. Be back later to post.
     
  19. mickeystoontown

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    Okey dokey, I'm back. Now, let me see if I can remember what it was that I wanted to comment on.

    Glad to hear that the flight to Disney was uneventful. :thumbsup2

    Oh my goodness.....I love your villa. It's so pretty and the view was amazing.

    We went to the luau too. I agree that the first part of the show is cheesy but we still liked it. The fire dancer/twirler was our favorite part.

    Sounds like you had a good Dis meet even if it was brief. Like you said, it's nice to have a face to put with the name.
     
  20. Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Pooh's-Honey-Pot Disney Bride June 19th 2006

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    Really enjoying your report!:goodvibes
     
  21. MaryAz

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    First off, :bday:party:

    The monorails were very slow for us as well. I miss ur tickers :sad2: It was great to see you guys again. I agree about Illuminations-I got lots of nasty stuff blown in my face.
    Tusker House looks really fun and yummy. Have it on my list for Dec!! Cute outfits on the girls :rolleyes1
     

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