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

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  1. Michelle_and_Aaron

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    The kids looked so excited to be back at Disney and at CSR! I can't wait to read more!
     
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  3. kenaiwitch

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    What an awesome trip! and your kids are so cute. Can't wait for more:banana:
     
  4. jlcd

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    Joining in. We stayed at CSR for the frist time in April and loved it. Can't wait to read about the rest of your trip!
     
  5. pmama

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    Yep, those clouds are dark. Glad the kids got to enjoy the pool w/o rain the first day.:goodvibes
     
  6. DisneyBarlans

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    Loving the pics of CSR-and the kids look so cute on the hammock!
     
  7. inkedupmomma

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

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    Alan, thank you so so soooo much for all these great photos! I truly can not wait for our upcoming stay at CSR!!
     
  8. MeMom

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    Don't you just love the feeling you have when you're at this moment in time? The Florida sun welcomes you, palm trees wave hello, and the whole trip lies before you...such an awesome feeling!
     
  9. lovedonaldduck

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    I am interested to hear the WCC review as well, we went in April and were not impressed at all.
     
  10. Jeanine3kids

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    Great report so far Alan I love all of your pics from CSR, this year we are staying 10 days 7 at BCV and 3 at Animal Kingdom Villas but I woonder if we should of stayed 3 days at CSR instead.
     
  11. Must C Mickey

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    OK I made it and am subscribed. I had to catch up on the TR this morning at work b/c I was at the beach all last week. Great start and looking forward to the rest. Sorry about that ATL traffic, it can be quite the headache. I lived there a few yrs ago and boy was that a mess to deal w/ everyday!!!
     
  12. podsnel

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    I've said it before and I'm sayin it again- your kids are AWESOME!!!!!!:goodvibes Great hammock pics!
     
  13. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    You are a great narrator!! I am looking foward to seeing how the rest went and allowing you to help keep me grounded til my next trip!! After you are done, I'll have to find someone else!!! I am going to start working on a pre-trip report also to help!! I can't believe I never knew of this site in all my trips to Disney!!?? Anyway, can't wait for the next installment!
     
  14. clomahony

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    MEMOM is so right. That feeling as you are checking in is one of the greatest feelings - such hope that you got a good room and looking forward to all the fun coming up.

    Alan, your family is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your trip with us again.:)
     
  15. brookelizabeth

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    CSR is BEAUTIFUL. Wow, awesome pictures. :thumbsup2

    No "Summit Plummet"?! No hand motion?! Ack!!

    And Stacey is wearing a BLAZER?! Where are her braided pig tails? Please tell me she at least goes a little wacky in hats around World Showcase?

    Thank goodness we have YouTube! ;) I also enjoyed "look at all the lazy people on the lazy river" :laughing:

    I am a bit put off by the new "mature" Stacey...but looking forward to the show and new lines too. As long as it's still Stacey-esque I'll be okay...;)


    This is a great shot! The lighting is beautiful. I loved all the pics of the kids in the hammocks too-they would be a fun series in a frame with a few openings.
     
  16. alan_renfroe

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    Oh, let me tell you....the queen beds are a HUGE plus. For a big guy like me, this makes the mods worth the extra price over the values. Thanks for your great comments!

    Hi Luis! Hope all is well with you and your family, my friend. We are ALL having a blast at CSR!!!

    How cool! Rosie is awesome!! We love ya, Rosie!

    Nope. It is all just a disguise for the camera!! Seriously!! They fight constantly....just like most siblings....but they do love each other.

    Hi Christine! No, Whispering Canyon was a new experience for us! Pictures and details are forthcoming.

    Yes, those skys do look angry my friend. Believe it or not, we escaped this day without any rain whatsoever!!! It actually turned out to be a beautiful afternoon, dusk, and sunset. Pictures are on the way!

    Hi Lessa!! SO great to meet you on this trip!!! Thanks for hanging with us!

    Awww....thanks Mary! I guess you can tell I am pretty proud of those kiddos of mine!

    Oh they had been underwater before....it was just the first time THIS YEAR! We have not been in a pool in 2009, so this was the first time this year that they had been under water. I thought it was cool that they spontaneously decided to go underwater at the same time!

    Hi Gail! :wave2: Hope all is well with you. Thanks for the great comments! More report on the way.

    I would just LOVE to go to CSR every year for the rest of my life!!! I just love it! I mean I have stayed at much nicer places, but CSR is SOOOO Disney! For us, it is just PERFECT for a Disney vacation!
     
  17. alan_renfroe

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    Cool! That 2010 trip sounds awesome!! Pictures and comments on Whispering Canyon are on the way.

    Hey bwmmfan!!! Haven't seen you in a while!! I hope our past trip report steered you in a good direction! I hear ya on the 2011 trip!

    Hey Myst! Hope you are having a great week!

    We haven't gotten our PhotoPass share info yet, but I am anxious to get the c.d. I know we took a lot of photos...so I am hoping to add those to this collection...and ultimately share them in this trip report.

    Thanks, Rozz! We absolutely LOVE CSR!!!!! :love:

    Oh they were!!! It's hard to explain...but it is almost as if we ALL forgot what a WONDERFUL place Disney and CSR are. Once we arrived, we were jubulent!

    Awww....thanks very much! I am very proud of our children, and I think they are both pretty special!

    I'm glad you all loved CSR like we did!! I guess it all depends on what you are looking for. For us, CSR has a great Disney "feel" to it, and the landscaping is second to none!

    Hi pmama! Yep, those clouds were a concern....but no rain! Not on this day, anyway!

    Thanks! The kids just LOVED getting on those hammocks. In fact, for the rest of the week, anytime we would go to the Dig Site pool, the kids would get on the hammocks. They were VERY comfortable...and I could have easily just spent a full day chillin' in the hammocks!

    Hey, no problem. More pictures on the way. I hope you guys enjoy CSR as much as we did!
     
  18. alan_renfroe

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    Oh, it's the BEST!!! In fact, I don't think anything could ever beat that feeling of just arriving....it is euphoric.

    WCC pictures and review on the way.

    I would love to try AKV myself. A good friend of ours, (that's you, Ellen,) stays there regularly and LOVES it. If we ever upgrade, I can definitely see us staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. However, for a moderate...(and we are moderate people)...give me Coronado Springs!

    Hi Must C Mickey! Glad to have you along with us! Yep, that Atlanta traffic can get pretty bad at times! Fortunately, it wasn't a problem on the way back home.

    Awww....thanks Ellen! I hope to get to meet your boys one day as well! I do think my kidos are pretty amazing!

    Well, I can assure you, with more than 1500 pictures this report is going to take A WHILE!

    Thanks very much! It is my pleasure to share our trip with everyone. Hope you will enjoy the report!

    Nope...no Summit Plummet hand motions this year! I thought that was classic! They did have some scenes from the previous year's production....in my opinion, they should have kept the Summit Plummet comment with the hand motions!! DD and I do that ALLLL the time!! :rotfl2:

    Yes, Stacey is all dressed up...and grown up.....too grown up. C'mon Stacey! Where's that overly hyper girl we all know and love? Looks like someone dialed the ridalin down a bit! But don't worry....you'll still get your Stacey on!

    Thanks for the great comments as always Brooke!
     
  19. alan_renfroe

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    Now that the kids and I had a chance to go swimming in the Dig Site pool AND the quiet pool, it was time to head back to the room to get ready for dinner at the Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge. We wanted to get there a little early so that we could take the boat ride over to the Magic Kingdom and back!

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    Leaving CSR in our vehicle to drive to Wilderness Lodge.

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    Wilderness Lodge is SOOO beautiful!

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    Coming up next...more pictures of Wilderness Lodge, a boat trip to the Magic Kingdom, and later, dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe.

     
  20. alan_renfroe

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    More pictures from Wilderness Lodge:

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    Wilderness Lodge is absolutely breathtaking!

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    It is now about 7pm. Our dinner reservations for Whispering Canyon Cafe is at 8:05pm.

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    We have about an hour before our dinner reservations, so we thought we would see if we could find the boat to the Magic Kingdom....and maybe take a joy ride! Stay tuned...

     
  21. AussieAngel

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    Ohhhh, lovely Wilderness Lodge photos!! We stayed there in January and just loved it! :lovestruc

    Looking forward to hearing about your dinner - we had a couple of delicious meals at Whispering Canyon Cafe! :thumbsup2
     

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