Sometimes things don't always go according to plan TR! (8/27-9/1) UPDATED 9/7

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  1. mommys3

    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    And just for fun- pictures of our trip to MK last July

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    Breakfast at the Crystal Palace...photo op with Tigger:tigger:

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    Piglet...the only character I* would go up to take a picture with

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    I* and L3 waiting with daddy while Mommy, B and J ride BTMRR

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    I* starting to open up to more characters...Donald isn't that scary :rotfl:

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    Checking out the interactive queue at the HM

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    L3 and J taking a snack break :mickeybar

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    Mickey ice cream bar for I*

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    I*'s first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop :lovestruc

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    B wanted her haircut too :tink:
     
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  3. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Helen Your family is absolutely gorgeous (including mommy) :dance3: And your plans are fantastic!!!!
     
  4. mommys3

    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    Thank you for your sweet words :lovestruc and for reading along!
     
  5. potc

    potc yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me

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    I'm subscribing! Can't wait to read more :)

    You look like you have a wonderful family!
     
  6. tangled up

    tangled up Earning My Ears

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    Hey Helen, your first few days are shaping up to be just wonderful. You have so much planned for you children.

    I know I have mentioned this, but you are a beautiful family xx
     
  7. mommys3

    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    :welcome: and thank you!!!
     
  8. mommys3

    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    Sarah, thank you :goodvibes I hope things go according to (if not better than) plan!
     
  9. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    I'm enjoying it! It's so much fun planning a trip for our precious kiddos. We did the Harmony Barber shop last year (it was timed perfect for back to school haircuts) All 3 girls got their haircuts...then we got ice cream :goodvibes
     
  10. mommys3

    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    That sounds perfect...haircuts and ice cream (I may have to steal that idea ;))! It is fun planning a trip for the kids...but like you, I hope one day to be planning a trip for just the hubby and I :goodvibes and leaving the kids with grandma and grandpa!
     
  11. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    The Main Street Bakery has those yummy ice cream cookie sandwiches that feed at least 3 kiddos....YUM!!!

    Last year was DH & I's first trip anywhere without the kiddos EVER! We started having kids very young, so they always come everywhere! Plus I had such Mommy guilt, since DH & I both work full time. But I miss my DH, we work opposite shifts, so these minitrips are so valuable...however, DMIL has never had the kiddos for 3 nights...she may not want to do this again:rolleyes1
     
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    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    Small update! My Disney maps came in the mail the other day :cool1: AND I ordered a small lot of 25 trading pins from ebay :banana: And just when I though it couldn't get any better.........I had to run to Target today to pick up a few things. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is a new Disney clothing line that they are carrying! I picked up a tank top for myself (Big Bad Wolf...I wanted Bambi but they didn't have my size :sad2:), a tank top for B (Dumbo. I wish she would have picked the Minnie Mouse...I may have to get it next time if it's still in stock :rolleyes1) and a tee for J (Grumpy). I would have picked one up for L3, but he has been so picky with clothes lately. They also had it available in toddler girls/boys and baby girls/boys- I didn't buy I* anything since she already has a few outfits from Etsy. I will take pictures of everything once I get the last Etsy package...should be here soon :dance3: I should have checked to see if they had any men's tees! Just another reason to go back ;)

    Anywho...I came across this list while doing my daily Disney research. It's the "100 Disney Foods to Eat Before You Die Challenge." Challenge accepted!!! The foods in red are the ones I have already tried. The foods in blue are the ones I hope to try in August!

    Magic Kingdom

    Dole Whip – Aloha Isle
    Dole Whip Float – Aloha Isle
    Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar – Ice Cream Carts
    Mickey Mouse Shaped Pretzel – Frontierland Pretzel Wagon
    Popcorn – Pop Corn Carts
    Hot Dog - Casey’s Corner
    Nutella and fresh fruit waffle sandwich - Sleepy Hollow
    Funnel Cake – Sleepy Hollow
    Rice Crispy Treat – Main Street Confectionery
    Hamburger and Fixins – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
    The ‘Plaza’ Ice Cream Sundae - Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
    Lobster Roll – Columbia Harbour House
    Mickey Mouse Waffle – Crystal Palace
    New England Pot Roast – Liberty Tree Tavern
    Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake – Liberty Tree Tavern
    Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel – Lunching Pad
    Citrus Swirl – Sunshine Tree Terrace

    Epcot

    Beverly – Club Cool
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich - Fountainview Ice Cream
    School Bread – Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
    Fish and Chips – Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room
    Crepes – France
    Grey Goose Slush – France
    Grand Mariner Slush – France
    Margarita – La Cava de Tequila
    Churro – Mexico
    Caramel Corn – Karmell Kutche
    Kaki Gori – Japan
    Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup & Pretzel Bread – Le Cellier
    Apple Cobbler – Liberty Inn
    General Tso’s Chicken Dumpling – Nine Dragons
    Soft Pretzel & German Beer – Sommerfest
    Shawarma Platter – Tangierine Cafe
    Vegetarian Platter – Tangierine Cafe
    Wood Fired Authentic Pizza Napoletana – Via Napoli

    Hollywood Studios

    Butterfinger Cupcake – Starring Rolls Cafe
    Marble Cupcake – Starring Rolls Cafe
    Peanut Butter Cupcake – Starring Rolls Cafe
    Red Velvet Cheesecake – Starring Rolls Cafe
    Carrot Cake Cookie – The Writers Stop
    Grapefruit Cake – Hollywood Brown Derby
    Sterling Silver Pork Seared Tenderloin – Hollywood Brown Derby
    Cobb Salad – Hollywood Brown Derby
    Milkshake – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
    Angus Chuck Burger – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
    Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken – 50′s Prime Time Cafe and Tune-In Lounge
    Dad’s Traditional Meatloaf – 50′s Prime Time Cafe and Tune-In Lounge
    Mom’s Old-Fashioned Pot Roast - 50′s Prime Time Cafe and Tune-In Lounge
    Peanut Butter Jelly Milkshake – 50′s Prime Time Cafe and Tune-In Lounge
    Dad’s Electric Lemonade – 50′s Prime Time Cafe and Tune-In Lounge
    Chicken Curry – ABC Commissary
    Turkey Leg – Toluca Legs Turkey Co
    Honey-Hazelnut & Ricotta Cheesecake – Mama Melrose’s Ristorante
    Rosie’s 1/3 Pound Angus Onion Straw Cheddar Cheeseburger – Rosie’s All American Cafe
    Grilled Veggie Sandwich - Backlot Express

    Animal Kingdom

    Jalapeno stuffed cheese pretzel – Safari Pretzel
    1/2 Slab of St. Louis Ribs – Flame Tree Barbecue
    Smoked 1/2 Chicken - Flame Tree Barbecue
    Dim Sum Basket – Anandapur Yak and Yeti Restaurant
    Cinnamon glazed almonds/pecans – Dino Diner
    Pizza - Pizzafari
    Shrimp Po boy – Restaurantosaurus
    Hot Tea – Royal Anandapur Tea Company
    Slow roasted pulled beef sandwich – Tamu Tamu
    Zebra cupcake - Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
    Brownie paw - Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
    White Chocolate elephant cupcake – Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
    Cotton Top Tamarin Cupcake – Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
    Triple Yeti Blast – Upcountry Beverage Cart

    Deluxe Resorts

    Zebra Domes - The Mara – Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Bobotie Platter -The Mara – Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Barbecue Beef Short Ribs - Jiko – The Cooking Place – Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Indian Style Bread service - Sanaa – Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Tandoori Chicken/Lamb/Shrimp - Sanaa – Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Kitchen Sink – Beaches & Cream – Beach Club Resort
    Tonga Toast - Kona Cafe – Polynesian Resort
    Macadamia Nut Pancakes - Kona Cafe – Polynesian Resort
    Kona Coffee - Kona Cafe – Polynesian Resort
    Lapu Lapu - Kona Cafe – Polynesian Resort
    Pele’s Fire Punch - Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show – Polynesian
    Kilauea Volcano Delight Dessert - Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show – Polynesian
    Honey Coriander Chicken Wings - OHana – Polynesian Resort
    Bread Pudding with Banana Foster Sauce - OHana – Polynesian
    Smoky Portobella Mushroom Soup - Artist Pointe – Wilderness Lodge
    Canyon Skillet - Whispering Canyon Cafe – Wilderness Lodge
    Sushi - California Grill – Contemporary Resort
    Goat Cheese Ravioli - California Grill – Contemporary Resort
    Strawberry Soup - 1900 Park Fare – Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    The Grand Sandwich - Grand Floridian Cafe – Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Deconstructed Beef Wellington - Yachtsman’s Steakhouse – Yacht Club Resort & Villas

    Moderate Resorts

    Beignets – Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory – Port Orleans French Quarter
    Fried Chicken - Trails End Buffet - Fort Wilderness Campgrounds & Cabins

    Value Resorts

    Tye Dye Cheesecake – Pop Century Food Court – Pop Century Resort
    Orange Creamsicle – Silver Screen Spirits – All Star Movies Resort and other locations

    Downtown Disney

    Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Goofy’s Candy Company
    The Original 1762 – Earl of Sandwich
    Hot Fudge Sundae - Ghirardelli Soda Fountain
    Chocolate Extinction – T-Rex
    Sparkling Volcano – Rainforest Cafe
    Doh Bars – Cooke’s of Dublin


    So how did you do? Lets look at the scoring chart below:

    1-25 – Disney Noobie: You need to be a bit more adventurous and really branch out at Disney World. Try new things, use those snack credits to their fullest.

    26 – 50 – Disney Foodie in Training – Getting better. You probably have kids and are stuck visiting the Buffets every visit. You drool over Disney Food Photos and have a mental checklist of things you want to try.

    51 – 75 – Disney Foodie – You have been around the park. You know what you like and try to get out and try new things all the time. You probably blog about Disney or fill your Facebook wall with articles from Chip and Co or Disney Food Blog

    76 – 100 – Disney Food Addict – Someone get this person a Dole Whip cause you have earned it! You are the Elite! People come to you when they have food questions. We need for you to join us on the site and blog about Disney Food for a living!


    20...I feel like such a failure and am embarrassed to call myself a WDW fanatic :rolleyes: Good things is after August- I shall be a "Disney Foodie In Training." My new goal in life is to become a "Disney Food Addict"- although I thought I was already :confused3
     
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    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    We have never had anything from the MS Bakery...just another thing to add to my list :yay: And I can definitely relate to you- where we go, our kids go :rotfl: They have never had a babysitter (other than their grandparents, and that doesn't happen very often- my ILs are in FL and my parents are in WA)!
     
  14. sushi candy

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    That list is amazing. I've been meaning to try the turkey leg. what did you think of it?
     
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    I loved it! It was pretty big though- I had to split it with my mom :rotfl: It was really tasty, just don't try and find out how many calories are in it like I did :scared1: :rolleyes1
     
  16. potc

    potc yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me

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    Wow! That's pretty cool! I'm a picky eater so I fall even shorter than you :)

    I'm sure you will have fun trying all the new foods during your trip!

    My fiance is super excited to try the big turkey leg on our trip. That is like one of the main things he talks about...:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, I am picky as well- so sadly I will never eat everything on that list. Anything that is exotic or seafood is OUT! I'm sure he'll love the turkey leg...don't forget to take pictures, they make a great photo op :rotfl:
     
  18. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    :flower3: We had a babysitter for a year, but I used her only for work about once a month..she watched them in November, it was expensive, but they had a ball with her..MIL is watching them for the 1st time...fingers crossed. Our sitter graduated college in May :sad2: Definitely put MS bakery on the list!!!!
    Love the update....now I have to go to Target...MIL works there...why did sh not tell me about this!!! Probably because she bought up everyting for thekiddos already :rotfl:

    And I scored a 14 :sad1:
     
  19. potc

    potc yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me

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    Same with me...Exotic and Seafood are definitely OUT!

    I will definitely be taking tons of photos! I'm in charge of the camera and my fiance is in charge of our brand new video camera!
     
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    mommys3 Disney Or Bust

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    I bet they will have a blast with grandma :goodvibes

    It's the Disney Artist Collection for Target. If your MIL knows that you love Disney...I'm sure she's already seen it and scooped it all up! And I'm sure you'll be adding to your Food Challenge count by your next trip...all the more reason to go back to WDW :thumbsup2

    I'll be looking forward to the pictures (and video would be great too) :rotfl: I still need to find mine from a few years ago...if I'm brave I'll post it :lmao:
     
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    Just when I thought I was done :rolleyes: I booked H&V Play n Dine breakfast on our Hollywood Studios day (Thursday, 8/30), mainly for the littles. I just know that they'll have fun with Oso, June, Handy Manny and Jake :goodvibes And the older kids always appreciate a good buffet :dance3: I hope I'm not overdoing it...we'll be eating dinner there the same night for Fantasmic! seats. We've eaten dinner there before, but never breakfast. I'm actually looking forward to it! And it will get us into the park before opening (8:00 am, HS opens at 9:00 am) so hopefully we won't take too long and get a head start on the rides.

    I also received a photopass in the mail today (I guess that's the extent of my "Mickey Mail" since I only booked a room- we are using Armed Forces Salute tickets, will be driving to WDW and are not on the DDP). I'm thinking about pre-ordering the Photopass + though...I need to make up my mind soon because I need to do it at least 14 days before our trip :yay:
     

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