Shopaholic, Workaholic & Bargain Betty Take On WDW A DM/DD TR-Last Day!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by PrincessCaitlin, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. MEK

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    Yeah for Ohana's. I hope you love it! I think the food is very good there and I can certainly understand why people like it so much. I gave up trying for Ohana's.

    Can't wait to hear your final thoughts! :thumbsup2 for paying off the Sept trip!
     
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  3. MagicShell

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    I am sad that your trip report is ending, but I am looking forward to your final thoughts.
     
  4. dawnbu40

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    Well the time has come for us to end this report so we thought we'd do one last post with our final thoughts....First off I have to say I loved the 4/3 deal! We were able to go for a week this year for what 5 nights cost us the year before. I loved being there a week! That is not only enough time to see and do everything but to also have downtime too! I really hope they offer it again next year and I would go back in May again even though our week was unseasonably warm.


    POFQ-
    I liked French Quarter but I didn't love it. I have high standards at Disney and with the chipped up furniture and the exterior needing paint FQ wasn't quite up to par. I do love its small size and Elliot Dison in the lounge! As for the bus system....:sad2:it was awful! I would not stay at either PO resort again without a rental car.

    French quarter was nice. The hot tub was lot of fun and I liked that it was located in the shade and not out in the sun. The best part would have to have been Ellliot Dison and he alone would be worth going back for.

    Favorite Meal-
    My favorite meals were of course Narcossee's and Ohana. Steak and lobster has been one of my favorite meals since I was a teenager and this was a great meal! I cannot wait to have it again,along with the crab cakes, next month! :banana: As for Ohana...I was not expecting to like that meal. I have simple tastes and the menu just didn't sound good to me. I was so glad I was wrong! It is a very good and fun meal and I'm so glad to be ging there next month too!

    My favorite meal was also Narcossee's and I miss that lobster!!!:sad1:




    Worst Meal-
    CS in Germany. The bratwurst meal needs to come with fries or chips or something. It was not worth a cs credit!


    Definitely the Mara. I did not expect a vegetable flatbread to taste that horrible! The spices were way to sweet for my taste

    Best MK Moment-
    No question for me...riding down Main Street in the trolley! I felt like a Disney princess! :lovestruc

    Finding a hidden mickey on Snow White's Scary Adventure. I don't know why but that moment stood out for me since I hadn't seen a pic of it on the disboards before and now I am dedicated to finding more hidden mickeys next time we go!

    Best DHS Moment-

    Toss up between seeing Caitlin drool over Prince Caspian:rotfl: and having a blast on TSM 8times!

    Two words: Prince Caspian

    Best AK Moment-
    I enjoyed just chilling with my family on the trails. We really enjoyed taking it slow and easy and it was a great way to start our trip!


    The Jammin Jungla parade. We had never seen it before and I was looking forward to it throughout our planning process and it didn't disappoint.

    Best Epcot Moment-
    Dancing with Dale as we waited for our early adr at Akershus :love:

    Doing all of the Kim Possible missions in one day! I love how interactive it is and it really made us see things we wouldn't have seen otherwise.

    Thanks to all of you who followed along! You guys made writing this PTR and TR a lot of fun!
     
  5. disneygirlinnj

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    great TR guys! so sad it's over :( can't wait to read about the upcoming trip!
     
  6. MyMuse

    MyMuse From here...to there!

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    Ahhh....the journey ends! But whatta ride!

    What a nice TR with mother & daughter.It gave a cool magical vibe. :goodvibes

    But there will be another one for the next trip, right?! :thumbsup2
     
  7. thecapells

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    Great TR - looking forward to your next one!
    Send me a link once it starts!
    And have fun in Sept!!
     
  8. dawnbu40

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    Thanks guys! Actually, Dale and I talked about a TR and he decided he wants to join the Dis and write a joint one in Sept! :) It should be fun because I enjoyed writing this one with Caitlin! I'm subscribed to all 3 of you so I'm looking forward to hearing all about your trips too!
     
  9. WrightFamily06

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    Loved reading along with your trip report , sad to see that it's over :( I'll be looking for your next one come September though,can't wait ! :)
     
  10. MEK

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    Dawn & Caitlin:

    I LOVED your TR. :love: You guys had such a great trip and its so nice to see how close you are in everything you do. I loved seeing all of Caitlin's pictures with the characters and the prince! :love: I loved reading about your dining adventures and your travels through out the parks. I still can't believe you did TSM 8 times! That is a record! Do I even stand a chance of doing it more than once in September???? :rotfl:

    Thanks for sharing your final thoughts. I love your collaborative summary.....so great! Sorry you didn't like the Mara. I didn't have the flatbread, so maybe that was just a bad selection. I looked at the menu and I had the chicken pita and the turkey ciabatta. They were both good.

    Anyhoo...you TR was lots of fun. Can't wait to read about the September trip!
     
  11. MagicShell

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    I enjoyed reading your trip report so much. Your final thoughts were great. Aren't Disney memories the best? I am so glad I will have those memories of my children when they are grown. Thanks for sharing yours.
     
  12. dawnbu40

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    Aww thank you! I enjoyed yours too! I hope you'll find our Sept report!



    Thanks MaryEllen! I feel blessed that Caitlin and I have such a good relationship! I hope you get a couple rides on TSM in Sept! You know Dale and I will be there but since we only plan to visit it once I'm sure we won't beour record :lmao: Thanks for following along and I'll be looking for your Sept TR too!



    Thank you! Yes, Disney memories are the best! I cherish mine from my childhood and now my own family's! I'm glad you followed our TR!
     
  13. racefanof88

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    ok no where near caught up, but wanted to join so I don't miss out on the report for the September trip :thumbsup2.
     
  14. dawnbu40

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    Hi Dana!:flower3: How nice of you to stop by and check us out! I will post a link on here when I start the new TR so anyone who followed us before can join the new one if they want!

    It's kind of funny, Dale just asked me yesterday how the PTR for "our trip" was coming and he was disappointed I hadn't done one! :laughing: So since I'm here I will share our plans for our rapidly approaching trip!

    Sept 27-Arriving at MCO around 4:30. After we check in our best friends from highschool (who moved to Gainesville about a year ago) are going to join us for dinner at Cape May and then we're all going to Jelly Rolls. This should be a fun night and I'm really looking forward to it!

    Sept.28-EPCOT day! We have an early adr at Chef Mickey's (yes I am making him go to a character meal :rotfl:) and then we'll head over to Epcot. For lunch we'll hit the F&W booths and for dinner we're headed to the Poly for Ohana :goodvibes After dinner we'll go back to Pop for a bit,then hit EMH at Epcot and see the World all lit up at night


    Sept.29-MK DAY! We'll be having breakfast at WCC and then taking the boat to MK. I plan to take a lot of TT pics since this will be the last time we see it!(How exciting are the plans for the new Fantasyland? I cannot wait:yay:)We'll have lunch at the Plaza and then go back to Pop to rest up before MNSSHP. :woohoo:It will be our first Halloween party and I want to see and do everything! We will be trick-or-trating too because Caitlin expects us to bring her home all the candy :lmao:

    Sept.30-DHS! We have an adr at Capt.Grille but depending on how tired we are after the party we might not make it and may just hit the food court. We'll be sharing lunch at Scifi and trying to ride TSM as many times as possible. ;) How many times do you think we can ride in one day?
    For dinner we are going to our other favorite from May, Narcossee's. Gotta love that steak and lobster! After dinner, we'll go back to DHS for EMH.

    Oct.1-Back to Epcot! We're having breakfast at Kona so Dale can try their Tonga Toast. He had wanted to try it in May and we never made it over there so this is his chance! We'll then head over to Epcot and see anything we missed on Monday. Around 5pm it will be time for the ME to take us back to MCO and then home until our next WDW adventure.

    Well those are our plans....hope you come back and see how it all went!popcorn::















     
  15. thecapells

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    Sounds like a blast!
    The new Fantasyland plans definitely change the outlook for this year I agree.
    I want to see everything "one last time" and hope the kids will be able to take it all in before it all changes!
     

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