That was one expensive holiday!: Day 12 – Rest Day

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  1. wickesy

    wickesy <font color=royalblue>Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love y

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    As we had no plans for today we slept in until 8:30 and did not get up until 9:00. We were out of the room by 9:30 and decided that we would take a trip out to Celebration for a wander around.

    We were in Celebration by 10:00 and had a wander around the main shopping area although it appeared to us that it was mostly restaurants and cafés. From Celebration we made our way back to US192 and over to the large indoor flea market next to the Big Orange Gift Shop. The flea market consists of three large buildings selling cheap T-shirts, belts, jewellery and any other tourist tat you can think of. After the flea market we had a wander next door and had a quick look around the Big Orange Gift Shop which again is mainly a tourist tat shop.

    From the 192 we went up to Downtown Disney where we went in World of Disney and Dad bought himself another polo shirt and the Imagineers Guide to the Magic Kingdom and I got the Hidden Mickeys book. Next stop was Team Mickeys as I had decided to get a Mickey’s AllStars baseball jersey but they didn’t have my size so we came away empty-handed. We then went round to Goofy’s Candy Co. to stock up on sweets for in the car before returning back to the car and driving up to West Side to go in Virgin.

    In Virgin I picked up some more DVDs and we stopped off in the café for a drink each before making stops at the ESPN shop on the Boardwalk, All Star Sports and Wide World of Sports looking for that elusive baseball jersey. Having had no luck in any of them we made our way back to the room, arriving at 2:10 for an afternoon break before our dinner reservation this evening.

    We were back out again at 5:15 and by 5:40 we had checked in for our 6:00 reservation at Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge. This was one of two restaurants (Le Cellier being the other) where I knew what I was going to order before I had even made the reservation. Dad and I both had the Venison Spring Rolls to start followed by the Cedar Plank Salmon. For dessert I had the Hazelnut Chocolate Torte and Dad had the Cheese Plate. I had been looking forward to this meal for six months and it was everything I hoped it would be. The restaurant is also nice with generous space between the tables and it didn’t get too crowded. It was one of the more expensive meals at $159.27 before tip but if you are looking for a ‘fine dining’ restaurant I would definitely recommend Artist Point.

    We had finished by 7:00 and before leaving we had a look in the Wilderness Lodge shop where I bought a DVC member shot glass, which we had not seen anywhere else, together with a WDW behind the scenes DVD and a fridge magnet. Just as we left the lodge it started raining but by the time we had driven to the bottom of World Drive it had stopped again.

    By 7:35 we were back in the room where we spent the evening on the net and watching TV before going to bed at 10:00 with plans of going to Kennedy Space Centre in the morning.

    Tomorrow: Day 13 - Kennedy Space Centre
     
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  3. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    What no food porn ! shame on you david :rotfl2: the torte sounds delicious !
     
  4. wickesy

    wickesy <font color=royalblue>Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love y

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    Sorry but my Mum would turn in her grave if I started taking photos at the dinner table. :angel: :) :goodvibes
     
  5. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    A nice relaxing day David :thumbsup2
     
  6. Pinky166

    Pinky166 <font color=deeppink>a little on the OCD side<br><

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    I was thinking the same thing Natalie! :lmao:

    Artist point sounds yummy...I may have to investigate the menu! ;)
     
  7. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

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    Great day-shame about the jersey.x.
     
  8. Becx N Gav

    Becx N Gav DIS Veteran

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    We had one of our best meals last year at Artisits Point, the fodd and service were second to none.
    This trip report is great, it's fun to see you were also inticed into DVC, we're very much looking forward to our first trip home :cool1:

    We've also started planning for 2009 and have ideas for 2010 :thumbsup2

    Looking forward to the next installment :)
     
  9. jns

    jns <font color=cc3366>Tries hard to get the jelly off

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    another great report
    love how you are putting a link for the next part of the report
     
  10. mark&sue

    mark&sue <font color=teal>I keep trying to convert everybod

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    Its so nice to get all the DVC merchandise. We get the DVC pins too



    susan
     
  11. jjk

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    lovely day:goodvibes
     
  12. Minniespal

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    Another lovely day:thumbsup2
     
  13. irongirlof12

    irongirlof12 <font color=blue><marquee>Am I the only one who lo

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    nice relaxing day:thumbsup2
     
  14. arieljasmine

    arieljasmine <font color=magenta>Who says these things pass you

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    We keep meaning to get to Celebration, but we haven't quite managed it yet! I love the Hidden Mickeys book, mine is always in my bag at WDW, hope you enjoyed looking for them too.

    Laur's princess:
     
  15. florida sun

    florida sun <font color=deeppink>Mrs Christopher Eccleston wan Moderator

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    Oh I loved Celebration, Im going to have a house there one day David, Im telling you, ........Come on Lottery Numbers;)
     
  16. jockey

    jockey <font color=deeppink>Repeat after me....I LOVE CRO

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    Great day :)
     
  17. SusanEllen

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    I'm so glad Artist Point lived up to your expectation. Wilderness Lodge is "my" resort and even though there are so many intersting new-to-me restaurants tempting me to try them each trip, I usually manage to work Artist Point onto the itinerary--I love it so. I've read some rather scathing remarks by those who didn't like AP (and it seems like those who are dissatisfied have strong feelings about this restaurant), but from what they typically critcize, I suspect they didn't do their homework as you did and were expecting a different menu and a different ambiance. And disappointment at those prices ($$$$) can be startling and the likely source of said scathing remarks. We can't all like the same thing and part of Disney's genuis is offering us a variety so we can choose our favorites. Artist Point is one of mine. Welcome to the club, David.
     
  18. jockey

    jockey <font color=deeppink>Repeat after me....I LOVE CRO

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    Sounds like a lovely relaxing day!:)
     
  19. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

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    Thats a restaurant I'd like to try on my next visit.
     
  20. DisneyJo

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    Your meal sounds lovely, isn't it funny how us DISers know what we want to order before we even get to the restaurant :rotfl:
     
  21. cazzie

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    A lovely day.
     

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