Oh the places We Go, The People We see

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  1. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    I could just sit there forever. It's a magical feeling.

    I'm sorry you weren't feeling well, and then the loud race events.


    Oh, and the Demon Abby story had me laughing my butt off! We got that Mickey bucket at MVMCP and I will beat anyone who touches it!
     
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  3. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    I think you go the hang of shooting fireworks! You are going to get great shots the next time you are in Disney!
     
  4. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    Nice deal on the Dooney! Pics?





    And with that, I'm CAUGHT UP!!!!:yay:
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I guess I never noticed that DTD had a different chair. One day I would like to get it done there for her too.

    Ohana isn't bad, but just not our taste.

    It is a wonderful feeling. and I didn't feel bad just sitting there not riding stuff. It was peaceful

    Abby definitely was possessed at least a little bit.

    Thanks. Well that means I have to haul the tripod in and I still don't know if I want to do that. LOL

    Eventually I do have a pic of the purse. I think it's in the next days pics.


    YAY! You go girl!!!!
     
  6. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It wasn’t too long and our appetizers arrived. The nice thing with deluxe dining is the inclusion of appetizers. I loved when the old regular plan included that and the tip as well.
    There were so many wonderful options to choose from. I had a hard time deciding, but when it came down to it, I knew I would be sharing with Claire. If I ate a whole appetizer myself, I was going to be beyond stuffed, which seemed to be the theme lately as it was.
    I went with the one option on the menu that I knew Claire would like. The Melalosaurus Mozzarella - Seared Mozzarella with creamy marinara and Mozzarella fingers.

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    This bar far was not my favorite choice, but I do like mozzarella sticks. They just had a lot of other good options too, none of which Claire would probably eat or try.
    Claire was more than happy with this and she gobbled down several. I enjoyed them too.

    After we enjoyed out appetizer our main course arrived. Claire went with the Rocksy's Pasta - Tossed with Alfredo.

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    Claire LOVES alfredo and this was a hit with her.

    You can see her Lego bag on the table behind her meal picture. She was talking nonstop about her new Lego sets. She could hardly wait to get back to the room and start playing.
    I am having a hard time remembering what mine was called, but I believe I got the Tyrannosaurus T-Bone - Charbroiled certifed Angus Beef T-bone steak topped with steak butter and served with red skinned garlic mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. I don’t see veggies on my plate, but perhaps they are on the other side of my steak.

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    This was VERY good. I devoured the plate.

    Soon it was time to decide on dessert. Claire’s decision was easy for her. She got the Saber-tooth Sundae - A chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Though she really didn’t eat a lot of it and we took the cookie with us.

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    Nothing was jumping out at me. I was actually pretty full, but since dessert came with the meal, I was bound and determine to get something and take at least a few bites.

    What I really wanted was the Chocolate Extinction - A gigantic portion of chocolate fudge cake served with ice cream, fresh whipped cream drizzled with fudge and caramel sauces and sprinkled with Butterfinger crumbs. BUT that serves 2 and only being one adult on the plan, we could not get that option without paying out of pocket.
    So I just decided to get the Ice Age Indulgence - Layers of ice cream sandwiches, fudge sauce, whipped cream and Heath Bar Crunch. I don’t even know why I decided to order this as I really don’t like Heath at all, but I think the ice-cream and fudge parts were waving at me.

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    I took a bite…..mmmmmmmm. This was WONDERFUL!!!!!!
    I think I ate close to every bite on the plate. There went the plan of only taking a bite or 2. And yes, now I was stuffed to the max.

    We finished up and grabbed our bags and headed out. I will tell you this was one of our favorite meals of the whole trip. We plan to go back next year. I am thinking this would be a great place to go on our arrival day …… that is if we get decent flight times.

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    We had planned to head back to AoA pretty much right away after lunch, but while eating we got a message from Tim. He said he and the family were heading over to DTD now and we could meet up again. So Claire and I decided to hang out a little longer and wait and see if they made it.

    The festival of the Masters was going on as well. This is basically an art type of festival. So we wandered around a bit and looked at some things.

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    I think this looks creepy. It’s advertising to make a princess with your child’s face. But the model ones were creepy looking in my opinion.

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    It’s amazing the talent these people have. These done with chalk (I think) on the sidewalks.

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    I liked this doll display, but didn’t get a very good picture of it.

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    We then headed over to the toy store. Claire decided she wanted to get more potato head parts so we filled a box up with many parts and accessories and paid for that.

    I think about this time Tim let me know that they were circling the parking lot looking for a spot to park. I think Mel had gone shopping and he had the kids sleeping in the car with him, so he was just going to keep driving around.
    We decided then to head out, but we had one more stop to make.

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    No, it wasn’t the Christmas tree or Earl of Sandwich.

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    But you know me; I like to take pictures as I walk along.

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  7. dolphingirl47

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    Oh, a cliffhanger. Lunch looked delicious.

    Corinna
     
  8. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I think you may have sold me on T-Rex. Have not avoided it, but seeing the choices makes me want to make the effort. :lmao:
     
  9. Kathy Jetson

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    I'm finally all caught up again!

    I agree with you about the castle lights I could just stare at it forever. I really want our next trip to be over Thanksgiving week so I can see all the decorations again.

    I think its so cool you got to see the Halloween and Christmas decorations all in one trip.

    We always eat at T-Rex. (except for our 2012 trip and boy did I hear about it).We always get the cheese sticks for some reason they just taste better there. We had the same dessert you did and I was worried about it too because I don't like heath bars but it didn't really taste like it to me. It was good!

    The tea cups make me sick too and River likes to spin fast. I made him get his own tea cup and I got one and held on to the thing that makes it spin so that it wouldn't spin. My arms were very sore the next day!
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Lunch was really good!


    I am so glad we tried it. It has a ton of different choices too.

    How was your trip?

    Claire is sold on T-Rex now. And since the food is good, I surely don't mind going back again. That dessert didn't taste like Heath to me at all either.
    I ride the Tea Cups the same way that you do. ;)
     
  11. MEK

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    Love the T-REx pictures. I have never eaten there, but I have to say the interior looks intriguing. Is it still impossible to get an ADR? Maybe I can check it out in October.

    Yay for an awesome pin code that made the deluxe dining possible. I do love deluxe dining because of all the great choices, but it is a lot of food.

    I don't think I see any veggies with that steak. :rotfl2:
     
  12. francis6306

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    I have finally caught up. I've been so busy. My "real life land" is killing me! :eek:

    Pictures look great! I want to try T-Rex, but I'm sure Cortlyn would be so skiddish about it. I'm thinking about trying Rainforest Cafe next time though…


    If you can't get a reservation through Disney, you can do some searching and call the restaurant directly and make a reservation. Apparently they hold some of their own ressies. Makes sense, since they aren't a Disney owned place. My friend called last year and was able to get a reservation from them, but Disney couldn't get her one for MONTHS.
     
  13. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    We still had several snack credits that had to be used up by midnight today, so Goofy’s sounded like a good place to spend them.

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    We purchased several things, none of which I remember …I take that back. I know I got peanut butter cups and I think I brought them home with us and ate them within the next few days. I am not sure what else, but Claire picked a few things out too.
    We headed towards the bus stop then.

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    Bus mojo was with us now! It must be the new purse bringing it on!
    We didn’t wait long at all and soon were on our way to AoA.!

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    We got in line to see if our room was ready and if so, so we could get our number.

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    Lo and behold! It WAS ready and of course we never got that promised text!

    We headed off and they told us our bags would be on their way.

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    Claire immediately liked the place.

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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You can call them directly. I got it through disney right at 180 days, but Disney only gets a small portion to divvy out. the rest are held by them
    I enjoyed Deluse dining, but I was so full all the time that I don't think I will do it again. Maybe if I know we have several 2 credit meals, but only then.
    I don't remember veggies either. They might's come on a separate plate maybe? :confused3

    I hear you. I have a lot of paper work to do that I keep putting off because it's just not fun. LOL And I have yard work too, but I know you have a lot more going on that just that.
    Claire was a little fearful of it when we planned it, but I knew she would be ok in there as it's not scary. You can even ask to sit in a less dinosaur themed area like the ice cave or even near the fish tank area.

    And yes you are right. You can usually get a reservavtion by calling direct. :thumbsup2
     
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    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    HA! Claire blends right in I almost didn't see it was her!

    We enjoyed T-Rex a couple trips ago, and we are thinking about it for the day we arrive, but it's going to be late. :confused3

    I agree that the Princess doll thing is creppy! I saw a display doll and it looked very weird!

    I'm loving the Christmas decor, I'm so glad we went at that time frame!

    Your at AoA! and Kadence is excited to see Claire and how she liked it. I had great bus service with AoA. Thoses deluxe resort need to take a page for the values!
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    She does look like a Lego. Probably because she wishes she was one. :rotfl2:

    We did like AoA. Claire loved it. I just hated how far back we were. But honestly it probably wasn't any further than we were in the deluxe resorts, but being outside made it seem further. The buses were much better there though.
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I do love it!
     
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    Art of Animation! Art of Animation! Oh how I love you thee! :lovestruc

    I've always had much better bus mojo at values than deluxe. My theory is that it's because 1. you can't get to any parks any other way 2. There are more rooms/people at values than deluxe 3. people at values often are the saving money kind, and so will be less likely to pay for a rental car.
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    yes the Values buses are superior to deluxes. For the money you pay for deluxe each person should have their own bus.
     

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