Team Renfroe's 2nd Trip Report - 1,500 pictures, dining reviews, and DISmeets!

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  1. alan_renfroe

    alan_renfroe DIS Veteran

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    Cool! I will try to get over and check out your report!

    I thought that would be a cool picture!

    Oh yeah, the rain on this day really didn't bother us at all. We just went about our business of having a great time.

    I think I love Mickey's Philharmagic so much because it is like a "greatest hits" of both modern and classic Disney characters. It may The most "Disney" attraction in all of Disney World!

    Nope. Never ever.

    Sorry to disappoint...last time we were at Magic Kingdom, we were bound and determined to knock out Tomorrowland first. By the time we got around to Fantasyland, it was like a 2-hour wait! For DUMBO!

    As we would later find out, there is a difference between rainy days and torrential monsoons. Rainy days are not a problem for us! In fact, I'd take a nice light rainy day over a hot crowded day any time!

    Oh we did! We had a BLAST...and we were just determined to not let anything ruin our good time!

    I know right? It is a thrill when your child voluntarily tells you he had the best day ever! You can't beat that.

    I sure do. I wouldn't want it to rain every single day....but I think rainy days at Disney are nice!

    Well, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I think it's more of a sentimental thing with people than anything. I'm glad we now have had the experience.

    Lunch review of The Wave is coming up.
     
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  3. alan_renfroe

    alan_renfroe DIS Veteran

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    It was now about 11:45, and we had a lunch reservation at The Wave at the Contemporary Resort at noon. So we took the monorail over to the Contemporary.

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    Much to our surprise, the place was practically empty! Where are all the people?

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    Oh well. Since there were so few customers in the restaurant, we had outstanding service! I cannot remember our server's name, but she was a very sweet Asian lady.

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    Coming up next - lunch review at The Wave.

     
  4. KatMark

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  5. NWOhioAngela

    NWOhioAngela DIS Veteran

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    What is WRONG with you people! NO DUMBO?????:lmao:

    It's so iconic, you MUST ride. :thumbsup2
     
  6. ScrappyRN

    ScrappyRN Mouseketeer

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    I'm glad you liked the breakfast at Crystal Palace. We've done dinner and it was so so. My son requested to eat with Pooh again this trip in Oct. so I booked an 805A breakfast as well. We've never been in the park before opening, so I can't wait for that.:thumbsup2
     
  7. inkedupmomma

    inkedupmomma If you live to be a 100, I hope to live to be 100

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    Wow, Wil has such a baby face! I thought he was much younger! Go him!

    I rather enjoyed the ghoul..I mean cool pun.. made me :lmao: But I am a simpleton at times!

    You can tell the MK is your fav park, best pics yet!

    Like those Wave menus, very pretty, and super Dis friendly lol

    looking forward to the review!
     
  8. shannon47142

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    Fun morning at the so empty Magic Kingdom!! I'm glad you guys got to try a couple of new attractions:goodvibes
     
  9. TigerKat

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    :rotfl: OK people, Dumbo will be at the top of my list! :thumbsup2
     
  10. Luis Rodriguez

    Luis Rodriguez I'd rather be at Disney

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    We LOVED Crystal Palace!! The food was good, plenty of choices and the character interaction was wonderful. It just happens that Eeyore is Valeria's favorite character also. She has a plush toy of him we bought a couple of years back and from time to time she takes it from the shelf to use as a sleep pal...

    Also, your photopass family pics are beautiful!! That's the stuff memories are made of.

    Regards,

    Luis
     
  11. KatMark

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    :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
     
  12. KChristensen

    KChristensen Earning My Ears

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    I wonder why so empty?
    Kate
     
  13. MeMom

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    We have done Crystal Palace twice for dinner, but not yet for breakfast. It is high on our list to do an early breakfast, both for the good breakfast and for those awesome empty street pictures!

    Continuing to enjoy your sweet family's pictures, Alan! We had a couple of rainy spots during our summer trip, so the picture of the poncho-covered strollers was a familiar sight! :)
     
  14. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    You guys must have set a consecutive ride record for BTMRR!!! LOL Too bad for everyone else that ust've thought they would melt in the rain!
     
  15. M & E love WDW

    M & E love WDW Earning My Ears

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    I totally lost track of the count. How many times did you guys get to ride? :confused3

    Never done Philharmagic but it is a must do on our plan in just over a month. Can't wait.
     
  16. brookelizabeth

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    I was several updates behind! It was great to catch up!

    CP breakfast just looks DELISH. I am so excited to eat there! I LOVE breakfast, plus when it's gooooood, plus characters=fun and a great way to start the MK day! I'm sorry to hear about the poor bus service there though...that is the first time I have ever read about poor bus service at CSR though. Was the rest of the time pretty good?

    It must have been so much fun to ride BTMRR that many times! I can't believe how empty MK is even at that late of an hour in the day.

    We did a lunch at The Wave and it was also empty - there were maybe four tables being used. We also were served by a very sweet Asian woman, her name was something like Xeu - wonder if it was the same gal? I hope you enjoyed it-we really liked our meal there!
     
  17. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    We always got to CP for lunch when we get to WDW- it's our first must do every time with the kids. I think their lunch buffet is just great!! Something for everyone. I have an ADR for this November 4th at 12:55 pm.:goodvibes

    Narcoosees looked delicious- I think we'll be there in May (DISmoms). Do you know what the weight of your lobsters was? I'm making lobster next weekend- it's part of the Seafood Fest we have every year. I like to grill them with a chili lime butter. Mmmmmmm.....:thumbsup2

    Can't wait to hear about the Wave- it just got a great review on the Podcast, interested to hear what you all thought!
     
  18. englishrose47

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    Hi Luis, Good to hear from you!!! Have you heard about the HUGE Dis Meet being planned for 2012 ?? Are you interested ???
     
  19. Luis Rodriguez

    Luis Rodriguez I'd rather be at Disney

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    Hi Rose!!

    Big SIGH....

    Interested? Yes, of course, but, alas, right now I'm not very sure about when we will be able to do our next trip to WDW. We are just beginning the process of trying to move to a new flat in a better part of the city, which means curtailing a lot of expenses, finding (and buying!!) a good new place to live, etc. and, sadly, real state is REALLY expensive in Venezuela...

    But, Who knows? The future is always open, so I'll keep an open mind about it (or at least dream about it :) ).

    Regards,

    Luis
     
  20. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    What a wonderful MK report. Even though it was raining, what a great morning for the rides. How lucky to be able to ride BTM so many times in a row with little to no wait!

    Can't wait for the Wave review! Have a great day. :flower3:
     
  21. alan_renfroe

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    Wow! An outpouring of love shown for the classic Dumbo ride! Geeesh, Kathy, get with the program! :rotfl2:

    Nah, seriously, we probably would have passed it but we just happened to be right there with a 20 minute wait and we had 30 minutes until our FastPasses for Peter Pan, so we went for it! There definitely is something magical about riding Dumbo at the Magic Kingdom - makes you feel like a kid!
     

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