PLEASE! Whistle while you work …… Update Day 6 - 06/16

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  1. disneygirl1972

    disneygirl1972 DIS Veteran

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    Joining in!! I have always enjoyed your reports as a "lurker" :surfweb: If I may ask you a question about the Frankfurt airport :offtopic:. I will be flying through there on my way to Venice. Can you tell me where, location in the airport, you enjoyed those yummy treats? popcorn:: I would like to find that chocolate croissant :thumbsup2 & the potato salad ;) & the frankfurt :rotfl:

    Thanks so much. Looking forward to more!!
     
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  3. dizneeat

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    :welcome:
    So nice to get to know the "lurkers" as well. :thumbsup2

    The bakery that sells the yummy croissants is called Heberer and we even found out that there are two of those there.

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    Ours was the one in area Z!

    And Kaefer has the nice potato salad ;)

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    Be warned! the airport is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!! Depending on where your arrival gate will be some of these places may be a 20 minute hike.
    Just check any of the airport kiosks that give directions where the closest one to your location is. :goodvibes
     
  4. dizneeat

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    Half term vacation 2013, Feb 16 - Feb 24

    Day 1, February 16

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    It's freezing here! - part 2

    Once back at the gate it did not take very much longer and we were allowed to board.
    I am always looking for seats as far up front as possible to get off the plane first when we arrive and this time was no exception. We sat one row behind the emergency exit and settled in, luggage in the compartment above our heads. Again we were off on time

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    and about 20 minutes into the flight we were offered some

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    Italian crackers and some drinks.
    I opted for some water and since it was a long flight, Tom ordered

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    another beer, which came in a can.
    The lady in front of Tom was a bit annoying, changing her seat and her headrest all the time

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    and suddenly all I saw was Toms can of beer flying through the air. Beer splashing everywhere and something yellow lying in Toms lap. The lady in front of him had managed to rip off the headrest and it shot up into the air, where it hit the luggage compartment and then shot down to send Toms beverage on a flight of its own. All the lady was interested in was getting her headrest back and how she could fix it again, not even acknowledging the damage she had done.
    Toms right leg had taken most of the contents of the plastic cup but the poor young man across the aisle had been soaked with most of the contents of the can. His trousers were still stained when we left the plane. After that incident and after trying to dry off Toms trousers with tissues it didnt take very long until lunch was served.
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    Salad, some

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    Buttermilk Dressing,

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    a roll,

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    Camembert and some butter, a piece of very nice and moist

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    Chocolate Cake and our choice of main course. Tom had opted for

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    the Beef stew, served with rice and carrots and peas, while I opted for

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    the Pasta which was kind of Mac and Cheese with fresh tomato sauce on top. Both were very nice and since we had eaten so much it made us feel sleepy. To help with falling asleep we both took some sleeping aid and watched an episode of Gordon Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares.

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    We must have fallen asleep right after watching it, as I do not recall anything after having seen it for quite a while. I remember waking up and checking on progress but then drifting off to sleep right again.
    We both regained our being awake status about two hours before we were supposed to land in Orlando. They handed out hot/cold towels to freshen up and that was exactly what we did.
    About 20 minutes later we were fed again. This time there were no choices, everyone got the same food.

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    On the tray we were handed a heated container with some

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    Cheese Ravioli topped with leave spinach in a cream sauce. Very good!

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    We were also given a rather cold roll and some butter. For dessert we got some really nice

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    chocolate pudding. It was creamy and light and not too sweet at all.
    Once we had finished dinner we only had about half an hours flight to sit through.

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    And soon we touched down in Orlando and were in line to get off the plane. We hotfooted it over to Immigration and were very pleasantly surprised that there was nearly no line at all.
    We only waited for about 10 minutes to see an officer and found ourselves waiting for our luggage in no time. I saw a bag that looked like ours on the luggage band and picked it up. But something looked odd  well, same bag, different owner. :lmao: Luckily I had put a DCL belt and a coloured ribbon on mine. It was back on the belt in a split second.
    Tom found our suitcase and bag on the other belt and we were off to customs. We had a lot of chocolate in our suitcase and I had declared it on the form, so we had to go through secondary inspection. They were very nice and scanned our suitcase and then we were sent off to have a great vacation.
    Next stop Dollar rental cars. There were long lines at most rental car desks, so we were happy to see that there were only three parties in line ahead of us. It took about 15 minutes to get to the counter and we were assigned a car. Since we usually pre-book in Austria and buy all the insurances there is not much they can still sell to us, but the sales rep was pretty pushy on selling us a Sunpass. We know that the cash lines are gone in the Miami area but we only wanted to go to WDW and Port Canaveral so we declined. Paperwork in hand we walked out and over to the parking garage. When we walked outside the airport it was pretty chilly and we blamed it on the plane being overheated. Sure enough we should find out lateron that it had nothing to do with the overheated plane, but that there rather was a coldfront going through.
    Once we had found Dollar we were directed towards a row of cars and told to pick one. Now if you have read my last trip report from Disneyland Paris then you might remember that we had some trouble with the rental car rep, so after Tom had decided on a car I started to walk round and take pics of scratches, which earned us some funny looks from other renters. :rotfl2: Finally we had put everything into the car,

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    fixed our GPS and off we went. It had only taken us an hour and a half until we were on our way to WDW. We were about half way to WDW and in line to pay our tolls when we came up with a fun idea.

    To be continued ...........
     
  5. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Smooth and easy is the way to go - flight, arrival, customs and car! ::yes::

    I always sit as far forward as possible too - get m e off that plane quickly (and I do not like to see the wings :rotfl: )

    Oooo...fun and tolls? :woohoo:
     
  6. dizneeat

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    I love smooth and easy ...... especially immigration is not always this way. ;)

    Christine, I am sure you can guess where our d-tour took us. ;) :rotfl2:
     
  7. MEK

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    Thank you for posting this link. I am officially caught up and I could not stop laughing at the lady and her head rest which turned into a projectile. :rotfl2: I bet that caused quite a commotion. Poor Tom - no beer for him! But seriously, how are some people so clueless as to the mayhem they have caused. :confused3

    Looking forward to more! Oh - and what a great group of DISers to hang out with.
     
  8. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Oh no, my tired brain is drawing a blank!!! Now I really want to know....you have my email address...;):rotfl:

    Where was my brain, anyway, when I typed rolls instead of tolls? :confused3

    Oh, wait!! Maybe I can guess!!! Hmm...:cool1:


    P.s. well, the flight wasn't so smooth with that nut in front of Tom! I'm surprised a flight attendant did not come to help. On a flight to Lisbon during breakfast, the woman next to me knocked her red wine directly into my lap...I was wearing very light khaki Capris. :mad: The flight attendants were fantastic - two came over immediately with club soda and we managed to get the stain out...thank goodness the pants had dried before landing!
     
  9. jenseib

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    I can't believe that lady didn't even apologize. I would so ticked off.
    Sound like you had Mr Sauvo at the Dollar counter like we did! :rotfl2:
     
  10. HowieHowie

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    Those crackers on the flight from Frankfurt look a lot tastier than the Italian bread bites, however the chocolate croissant looks amazing.

    Glad you are feeling better and I hope Tom is back to himself.

    I love the picture of the map, saw some of the names of places I visited. Happy your flight was smooth and going through customs was a breeze. What a disruption that lady caused, some people are so inconsiderate and not even apoligize. I feel bad for Tom, no beer and wet pants. Glad Dollar was a lot better for you than it was for us. I guess this restored my faith in Dollar.
     
  11. KatMark

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    The woman did NOT apologize for the mess she created on not one man, but two? Seriously? It truly blows my mind the ignorance of some people.

    Sounds like an otherwise smooth flight and a quick exit through customs and getting the car.

    Does your stop have anything to do with light and fluffy round things? ;)
     
  12. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    I'm here finally, the whole copy paste fiasco had me off the DIS most of the weekend, well that and I just wasn't around :lmao:

    Love the teaser pics how very fun! Do NOT love the flying full beer. Yuck.

    I'm going with the light round fluffy thing stop idea too.
     
  13. englishrose47

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    Great start to the TR!!!!! Does renting and returning a car take an hour usually!!!????
     
  14. annmarieda

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    Oh my goodness!!! I can't believe that lady. I would have been horrified if I caused such a mess. I don't even move my seat to a "reclined" position because I don't want it to interfere with the passenger behind me.

    Now the airplane food I have come to enjoy reading about on your TR's... THAT is what I am talking about. Much better than those first bread stick things. ::yes::

    You had to declare some chocolate? I never knew that things like that had to be declared. I guess it makes sense. Can you tell I have never traveled out of the US? :rotfl:

    I am so sorry it was so cold when you first arrived :sad2:
     
  15. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    We nearly always end up sitting near someone like the woman who sent the beer flying - why can't people just settle down and sit still!!

    You airlines food looks much better than the last couple of meals we have had flying in from the UK :)

    I wish I could get more sleep on flights, it must be a great feeling to wake up and see you haven't got long left. DH sleeps like a baby when we fly to Orlando but I'm always too excited to sleep :)
     
  16. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Would never miss it Karin :hug:

    Plus I get to enjoy all the yummy food ans snacks without the calories :lovestruc
     
  17. dizneeat

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    :woohoo: yeah! Mary Ellen is here!
    Hm, so you were laughing about my poor brother's misfortune. Well, so was I! :rotfl2: Before I got pretty mad, when I saw the "damage" she had done.
    Lots more to come, soon! :thumbsup2


    Glad you cleared the rolls/tolls confusion up. I was a bit confused. :lmao:

    Well, the flight was pretty smooth apart from the "nice" lady. I don't think the flight attendant hadn't even realized, it happened so fast.
    Yikes, being "christened" with red wine! I would have been sooooooo mad! :mad:


    No, she didn't apologize. :lmao: All she wanted was her head rest back - as if we would have kept it. :rotfl2:
    You know, I remember what you wrote about picking up your rental and made Tom read the contract carefully. Ticked the rep right off! :rotfl2:
    And I SO remembered your suitcase "incident" when I looked at the wrong bag. :lmao:


    The crackers were a lot better than the bread bites and I am definitely going to get another one of those croissants in the summer. :thumbsup2

    I love to keep the "airshow" (=map thing) on the little TV. So nice when you fall asleep and when you wake up the plane has made a long leap! :woohoo:

    I was prepared to line up twice thanks to reading your Dollar experience, but there was no issue. Cars were assigned right away and without a hitch. I really liked our car! :goodvibes
     
  18. dizneeat

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    No, no apologize from her. She kind of ripped the head rest out of Tom's hand and fiddled with it until she had put it on again and that was it.

    We were amazed at how easily we went through immigration. Being towards the front of the plane sure helps. When we were done with immigration I turned around and the whole room had filled up. Poor people having to be in that long line for an hour or two.

    You win!!! :cheer2: It has to do with round, light and fluffy things. :rotfl2:
    Boy, you know me too well. I need to come up with something new. ;)


    :welcome:
    That copy and paste thing had me go up walls too. But now it works again and I am a happy bunny.

    You know I wasn't happy with the flying beer can situation then and could not really let go, but it was sure fun writing about it.

    And you are so right on the light fluffy things! ;)


    Renting and returning a car doesn't take long, Rosie, it is the going through immigration and customs that takes long.
    Renting took about 15 minutes including time in line, returning was about 5 minutes. :thumbsup2


    I think I might have hidden under my seat if I had caused all that mess. But she was really "cool" about it. :rotfl2:

    Glad you enjoyed the airplane food ..... well, so did we. :lmao:

    On the customs form it asks if you bring food into the country. I actually was not sure if sweets were considered food, so we circled food and just asked. They sent us to secondary inspection, x-rayed our suitcases and we were off. Better to declare beforehand than to be sorry lateron. ;)

    Ann, you have NO idea, but it was SO cold. We really were cold that first night.
     
  19. dizneeat

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    She was pretty unsettled all flight long, Linda, but thankfully we slept most of the time.
    Really, does that airplane food look better than Virgin/BA's? I wish I could fly Austrian, as their catering is really awesome, but it would require to do immigration somewhere else than Orlando and NO food is worth that for me any more. :lmao:

    Linda, I could not fall asleep on a plane without the help of sleeping aids. We bought some in the US and tried them at home to test how we would react to them. Those long flights are much easier now that we sleep through most of them. Plus Tom got us earphones that block out the airplane noise. Oh my, what a difference! :goodvibes


    Oh, how nice of you to say that, Jeanette!
    Well, if you want to see the calories - they are still on my hips. :rotfl2:
     
  20. dizneeat

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    Half term vacation 2013, Feb 16 - Feb 24

    Day 1, February 16

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    We were about half way to WDW and in line to pay our tolls when we came up with a fun idea.
    Why not start this vacation with some yummy Krispy Kreme doughnuts? Tom changed the directions on the GPS and we were on our way. A few minutes later we were directed to an exit and low and behold it does have an exact coins gate, but no manned gate, and I was out of quarters. We panicked for a second then Tom remembered that he still had some change in his wallet. Thankfully it was enough and off we went. 10 minutes later we entered our favourite Krispy Kreme doughnut store and the “Hot Now” sign was even on.
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    some coffee and Diet Coke and

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    a dozen glazed Doughnuts, found a table and after taking a photo of our beauties we dug our teeth into them.
    Heavenly, after half a year without them. We both had two doughnuts and finished our drinks before we finished our drive over to Walt Disney World and Bay Lake Tower.
    Once we had parked our car we headed towards the lobby and finished check in. I had done online check in, but the system would not recognize my credit card, so that still had to be fixed. We were told about the new features to pay with our Key To The World and off we were within a few seconds. We had our hand luggage with us, so we headed right upstairs to check out our room.
    We were right in the middle of the inner circle with a wonderful view of the lake. So down we went again to bring up the rest of our luggage. Once that was done we called bell services for our Owner’s Locker box and it didn’t take long for it to be delivered.

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    And after we had stowed everything and freshened up a bit we made our way over to the Contemporary to pick up some food and drinks for dinner. First we stopped at the Convenience store to pick up some chips, some salsa and some drinks and then we headed to the Contempo Café and ordered some dinner to take back to our room. Once it was ready they put a lid on everything and put it all into a paper bag, ready to go. We headed back to our room, laid the table and had our first WDW meal.

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    Marinated Beef Flatbread and a

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    Steakhouse Salad - marinated beef, mixed greens shaved red onions, goat cheese, and vine-ripe tomatoes with mustard dressing and it felt wonderfully relaxed to just sit there, enjoy the view of Bay Lake and munch Disney food. Once we had finished dinner we were tempted to just hit the pillows as it had already been a 23 hour day.
    But then we knew we HAD TO head over to the Magic Kingdom. I had changed our hotel so we would be able to, there was no way around it now. So we both put on our jackets and headed downstairs and started our way over to the Magic Kingdom.

    To be continued ...........
     
  21. superme80

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    Great update! Poor Tom! He deserved those doughnuts atfer that crazy lady. The rudeness of of people. :( Can't wait to read more.
     

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