The MCLOVINS Hit the World - HARD!!!!! *COMPLETED*

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  1. jenniferkeala808

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    yay!! Can't wait for an update!!
     
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  3. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    I can't wait to read yours either! I can't believe you already have 19 pages! I have missed a lot! I really wanna catch up on everyone's TRs!
     
  4. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    HEY EVERYONE! So the update I am going to post now is picture free because I have not had time to re-resize my photos yet. UGH computers are so frustrating. I had almost all of them done before I lost them! But whatever, I'll get it done eventually. I finished typing the update though, and since it's been so long I figured I might as well post it and then I can include the pictures in the next update. So stick with me! I will be updating more frequently now. Thanks guys!
     
  5. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    April 11, 2010
    Day 1, Part 7 In Which I Knock Over the Elderly Trying To Get To My Prince Charming
    NOW EDITED WITH SOME PHOTOS!

    WHEW.

    It’s been awhile!

    Where were we? Ah, yes… at a place I would much rather be.

    Let’s go back now to our room at the Caribbean Beach Resort. Where we were getting ready to go have dinner at the Grand Floridian.

    I had to shower first. We had planned on buying small bottles of shampoo and conditioner at the supermarket upon arrival. Of course that didn’t work out because of Hertz Lady.

    “I’m sure they have shampoo and conditioner at Old Port Royale,” my mom said.

    “Oh, it’s ok, I’ll just use the Disney stuff.”

    “………..are you sure?”

    “Yes.”

    I don’t know what I was thinking. I was probably in that Disney bliss state of mind where everything is perfect and nothing can go wrong. Unless you miss your ADR time which is obviously, a disaster.

    You wanna know what is an even bigger disaster? Brushing your chlorine-ified hair out when it has the Disney shampoo/conditioner/goo in it. Because really that’s all it is. Is goo. There is nothing in that bottle that acts even remotely the way conditioner does.

    THANK GOD I had my Got2B magic hair lotion in my bag. Someone gave it to me as a gift and I was like “Hair lotion? Ew.” But it smells INCREDIBLE and gives your hair body. This time I put it in after I got out of the shower hoping that it did SOMETHING besides make me want to die, like the goo did. Thankfully it acted as a conditioner and all my knots were gone! So ladies: Got2B Hair Lotion is the key to your happiness.

    Or you could just bring shampoo and conditioner.

    Or you can beat up Hertz Lady when she tries to practically blackmail you for a Rent-A-Car.

    Sigh. I’ll get you, Hertz Lady!

    Off we went to the Grand Floridian. I was SOSOSOSOSOOSOSOSOSOSO excited. Beyond reason. The bus ride from CBR to the MK is long and I believe the bus was actually bouncing along with me. In excitement of arriving. How could it not be? Sigh… I’m tearing up just thinking about it. Oh, Disney.

    We arrived at MK with plenty of time. Oh my my. My first glimpse of the Magic Kingdom in a year and a half. Took my breath away, it did.

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    Are you about to cry from the beauty of these photos or am I just emotionally unstable?

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    If only they would let you camp on this beach. I hate camping, outdoors, bugs, etc. But I would make this my HOME in an instant.

    I lead my mom straight ahead to the Resorts Monorail. Remember, she had no idea where we were going. It took EVERY RESTRAINT I had in my body not to run to the Magic Kingdom and assault it with hugs.

    My mom was confused. “Where are we going? Isn’t the Magic Kingdom this way?”

    “We’re not going to the Magic Kingdom,” I said, feeling bittersweet.

    “Then why… are we here…?”

    My mom isn’t as Disney obsessed as me and hadn’t visited in four years. She was truly confused a lot of the time. I told her to just follow me. You have to get creative with Disney transportation. She didn’t realize that we were getting on THE MONORAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My version of Heaven mostly involves the Walt Disney World Monorail System.

    It’s happiness. Bottled up in a highway in the sky.

    The smell. Is THE BEST SMELL ever. Even better than the dirty Disney water smell. Even better than Laila, the essence of Norway. Even better than ANYTHING YOU HAVE EVER SMELLED.

    The man’s voice. SIGH!!! TEARS IN MY EYES AGAIN!! JUST DESCRIBING THIS!!!!!

    Let me tell you a secret: if a man wants to seduce me… he needs to say only this:

    “For the comfort of others, no smoking please.”

    AND I WILL BE SMITTEN INSTANTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Or “We are now circling the Disney created Seven Seas Lagoon.”

    Even if there is NO LAGOON present… I will fall into his arms instantly.

    I will ESPECIALLY want to marry him if the man says, of course:

    “Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas.”

    Of course… no one ever does. Oh my aching heart!

    I guess we’ll discuss my troubled love life later, because we were almost at the Grand Floridian!! As we approached it, I said, “God, the Grand Floridian is just so beautiful.”

    A man sitting with his family across from us turned to look at it and said, in complete seriousness, “Oh, that big thing is the Grand Floridian?! It's nice!”

    So we pulled up to the big, nice Grand Floridian and I knocked over several members of the elderly community and I think a child? While running out and through the doors.

    Again… THE SMELL!!!!!!!! Whacks you in the face. The Grand Floridian smells so pretty. And it’s just so WHITE. And light pink. And prettttttttttttttttty.

    I took this photo before running to the right and down the stairs:
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    A little crooked but I was in a hurry! Even though we were like 25 minutes early for our ADR, I was too excited to pause and take proper photos.

    We headed downstairs to check in at 1900 Park Fare. The last time we had dinner here was in April 2006 and it was DEEEEEEEEEEEEELISHUS. And I was VERY excited to eat here again. I especially wanted their tri-color tortellini, which had been removed from the buffet for awhile, but added back soon before my trip! See, I knew the World revolved around me.

    We went up to the podium and checked in. I gave our name. Immediately the woman said, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" and made me an adorable personalized birthday pin. With a Mickey head on it. I could have cried right there. I was so filled with joy. Two more cast members standing by came over and said "Happy Birthday!" one of the cute male CMs said, "Happy Birthday, Princess." They all excitedly began asking about me. Where I was from, how long I'm staying, where I'm staying, what brand of toothpaste I prefer, at what age did I have my first kiss, my most embarrassing moment, and so on. They were all so kind and so fun. It was hard to contain my emotions.

    We waited about five minutes before being seated. I was delighted upon entering those big pretty white doors that lead into the loud and busy dining room. We were seated right under one of the carousel horses which I loved. I adore the decor inside 1900 Park Fare, very simple and classic.

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    I think I need a few of these in my home. You know, just to mix things up.

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    Behind me, to my left:
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    I took this while my mom was in the restroom, just so pretty here!

    Our waitress arrived with this:
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    Which is now located in its permanent home, our kitchen table. I didn't put it there right away, but I did a couple of weeks ago, and my mom sighed and said, "I want Strawberry Soup. :("

    She said happy birthday to me and told us that we were in the best possible spots for meeting the characters. I thought to myself, Hmmm. There are bad spots in here? Shouldn't any spot be the best spot? Isn't this buffet like 30 bucks a person? But I assumed she was just trying to make us happy. She said a bunch of them were about to come right now and so we should stay seated.

    I didn't really care about that to be perfectly honest. I was hungry and wanted DISNEY FOOD!!! You see, most of my thoughts revolve around Disney food, even bad Disney food (I don't talk to people, I talk to Dole Whips with human heads), so the fact that it was sitting feet away from me and it was ALL YOU CAN EAT... well, I wasn't waiting for Prince Charming. I was heading to the buffet.

    Which, truthfully, is a metaphor for my life.

    Cough. Anyway... my mom and I decided it was OK if we miss a few characters and we got up to head to the buffet. I had seen Cinderella a few tables down, Lady Tremaine too. But Prince Charming came up behind me LITERALLY OUT OF NOWHERE.

    This is why I hate the real world. You can obsess over your knight in shining armor all you want but he never comes. When I am dining at my favorite restaurants back home, no princes approach me. Not even one time. Not even... EVER. Odd looking men who are 41 and work folding T-shirts at the Gap approach me. No princes. But then you get to Disney World and BOOM. Prince Charming. Right there! At your service. Confused at why you would be getting up to eat when you could spend time with him.

    His brow was furrowed in a very cute way when he asked me this. I giggled and sat as he took my hand in his and said, "Happy Birthday, Princess."

    I decided right then and there that I would make it mandatory for all friends and family members to call me Princess at all times or else they would immediately be cut out of my life.

    We took a photo together which caused us to stand with our arms linked for a looooong amount of time. My mom somehow still can not figure out how to take a picture that is not blurry. I didn't mind. I was just standing there, enjoying the royal companionship. Prince Charming assured my mom that it was alright and he would stay until she got a good photo. He said he can never figure out all the new technology either. It was very cute. CUTE CUTE CUTE.

    Then she got a good picture. Sigh. And he went. But not before saying, "I bid you farewell, Princess."

    Up next: Our meal! My mom's Strawberry Soup addiction and meeting the other characters.

    Thanks for stickin' with us. I appreciate it! And I am working on catching up on all your TRs that I love so much!!
     
  6. sandym718

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    Yay, an update!!! LOVING your report! Couldn't agree more - Heaven will definitely have the Disney World monorail! Wait until you have little kids - not having to take bags out of strollers, fold up strollers (that never work correctly), then hang on to said bags, strollers AND kids - PRICELESS!! And the fact that the monorail is just like another ride to them, making it much easier to leave the parks (no whining when you say, we're going on the monorail). You will love, love, love the monorail even more!! I swear it's the main reason we stay at the Poly!
     
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    YES! An update from you, girl. :woohoo: So glad you didn't leave us for good.

    I completely understand how hard it is not to go into the MK when you're just there to get on the monorail. How cute your mom was so confused. That was totally my grandparents when they went with us. We just said, "Follow us, listen to us, and you won't get lost." :rotfl:

    I LOVE the monorail spiel. I say it along with the guy. I mean, your guy. And during the parts where he points out different things, I even point with him..."To the left is Bay Lake..nessled on the shores of Bay Lake is Disney's WL and FW Campground....to the right is Disney's created Seven Seas Lagoon..." :rolleyes1

    That guy didn't know what the GF was?! :scared1: Geeze. That shocks me just as much as the people who think you have to pay for FP's! :rolleyes:

    Okay, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the GF has a smell. Actually, I think a lot of the Resorts have their own "smell".

    I'm so glad you went to 1900 PF. I just love it there. I've read a lot of mixed reviews about the food, but we really like it. :confused3
     
  8. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

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    Wow....that meeting with Prince Charming is just so.....well....charming! (yes, you can throw cheese at me)

    I want an encounter like that! Only at Disney *sighs with bliss* :lovestruc

    Can't wait to see them PICTURES!
     
  9. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    Instead of going out on a Saturday night like a normal twenty year old living right outside of Manhattan, I decided to stay in and do this. LOL. Typical me. Anyway... I have added photos to the update and am working on the next...RIGHT NOW! Wahooooo!!

    Okay, to the replies!


    Thank you SO SOSOSOSOSO much! I always feel bad for the parents with 100 kids and 300 bags and a stroller, but also a little jealous. I absolutely can not wait to have kids and bring them to Disney World. I can't even describe it. And I am obsessed with the Poly and think about it all the time, probably more than any other resort, so I definitely feel you on that! Thanks for reading :)

    TINKGURLFRIEND!!!!!!! Omg, thank you. i'm happy you're still here. Now all we need is MarieTheCat and we have our B*Witched cover band back in order!!

    I really like your clarification that the monorail guy is MY guy. You got that right sista!!

    Some people are just so clueless it astounds me. At least read a couple brochures when you get there and learn SOMETHING before you hit the parks!

    I think all the resorts have their own smell too. The GF smells like the Beach Club to me, though. Like they have their own smell. The smell of MONEY!! Perhaps. Kidding, but no really, they smell alike!

    And... you will find out what we thought of the meal in the next update. Wasn't as good as last time! :(


    Hey!! It's ok, I love the cheesyness. I'm a cheesy kinda gal. And the pics are up! :yay:
     
  10. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

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    Wow......I'm already starting to miss it, and I've never even seen that resort! :rotfl:

    That restaurant is absolutely gorgeous

    And I know what you mean about the beach. I hate camping, but I could LIVE on a beach. I also love looking at camping gear, like tents and stuff. Go figure :confused3
     
  11. MarieTheCat24

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    OMG!!

    I was literally just thinking about your TR. Not even kidding. Or well, it was a few hours ago when my mom and I were driving to my cousins' dance recital. I was yapping on and on about Disney and TRs and she was like, "Are you the only kid your age that spends her time writing TRs instead of doing normal exactly-one- month-from-being-20-year-old things?" And I gave her the Mom, Please look. There are plenty of us out there.

    So then I get home after 3 hours of watching adorable little kids dance and come online only to find that you've updated. I think this means I'm psychic.

    Anyway, YAY! I'm so glad you're back! :hug:

    I LOVE all of your pics from outside the MK. If you ever move to that beach, can I join you? We can start a little colony of crazy Disney fanatics.

    I wonder if Monorail Voice Man is single. He's probably married to Stacey or something. Wouldn't they be the best couple of all time?

    The CMs at 1900 Park Fare sound like fabulous people. And they gave you a snazzy birthday placemat? Maybe I need to make an ADR there for July.

    Oh, Prince Charming is at dinner? And he addresses you as Princess? And he adorably doesn't understand all of that newfangled technology? Yep, I definitely need to make an ADR for July.

    BTW, my grandma has a carousel horse in her living room. I used to think it was the coolest thing ever when I was little. Ok, I still think it's pretty cool... :upsidedow
     
  12. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

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    Yes, they DEFINITELY would be.

    And ofcourse, there are DOZENS of us our age that spend all our time on the Dis. :p
     
  13. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok out of everything you just said, I have to say OMG @ YOUR GRANDMA HAVING A CAROUSEL HORSE IN HER LIVING ROOM. Like, of course I would say that about wanting one and it turns out your grandma has one. I mean, that's just how this goes for us. Also, I love little kid dance recitals! But not in a weird way. LOL. And if I was Stacey I would TOTALLY HIT UP DISNEY FOR MONORAIL GUY'S PHONE NUMBER. Could you imagine? Also, imagine running into him at the store or something one day? You just hear THAT VOICE? Omg.

    I'm so happy you're here and stickin with me! B*Witched cover band back on!!! Wahooo!! :dance3:
     
  14. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    April 11, 2010
    Day 1 Part 8 In Which We FINALLY Eat a LOT of Okayish Food While Listening to Screams of Delight(?) From Various Children


    1900 Park Fare is LOUD.

    It’s probably the loudest place I have eaten at Disney World. Or anywhere. And I’ve been to Whispering Canyon Café, where shouting is encouraged and rewarded with giant jugs of water and many, many ketchup bottles. I assume the noise at 1900 Park Fare could be attributed to the excitement of meeting Cinderella, a favorite character of many, but it’s not this loud at head honcho Chef Mickey’s restaurant. It just strikes me as odd because the Grand Floridian is a classy place, and while 1900 PF is no Citricos or Victoria and Albert’s, it seems strange that parents can not stop their children from literally screaming. I don’t mind loud noise and I love children, but when I say screaming I mean SCREAMING the way you would if someone came busting into your bedroom holding a grenade. You know? Let’s make 1900 PF a NO SCREAM ZONE from now on, shall we?

    Or maybe not. Maybe that’s part of the fun. You decide.

    So where was I? Ah yes, Prince Charming had just held me and my hands several times, leaving me a little cloudy.

    My mom looked at me like I was insane, sitting there in Dreamland. I had been on a diet for a very long time. I can’t tell you how much I fantasized about buffets during this time. And now I was right next to one and instead of eating. I was trying to figure out how I could seduce a prince, or trick one, into marrying me so that I could live in a castle and be called Princess at all times.

    “Uh… Lia?” my mom said.

    I looked at her. She motioned towards the buffet, “Lets GO!!!!”

    I snapped out of it. Princess or not, I could still eat like royalty.

    We headed to the buffet with vigor. I saw they had changed it a LOT in the past four years. Which would make sense except that four years ago it ROCKED and now it was… sub-par.

    I was immediately disappointed. I don’t know what happened but last time we were here, everything was hot and fresh and HOT and DELICIOUS! This time, most of the stuff was not so hot, temperature wise. Also, remember the tortellini I wanted sooo bad? Not there! This would just not do for the Princess. What’s a girl to do?

    So I’m visiting all the buffet stations, which were themed for different cuisines of the world such as French, Spanish, Italian, etc. Well the choices at each station were pretty sad. They also did away with a brilliant addition to this buffet which was a made to order pasta station where a man stood and made all these different kinds of pastas right in front of you. It was so good that I even had a pasta dish with shrimp and I don’t even like seafood. Again, fresh and HOT and absolutely delectable. Totally gone now.

    Still… just being at a buffet was exciting to someone who had not eaten like this in quite awhile. It’s not like the food was inedible or disgusting, it was fine, just not worth the price in my opinion. I know that at a place like this you are paying for the character experience, but I think that if people just want to have a good meal and don’t care as much about meeting characters, they should be able to have a superb experience as well. The restaurant should deliver in every way like it used to.

    I forgot to mention that our waitress had taken our drink orders and brought us this awesome butter with sea salt:
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    Please know that despite the temperature and low quality of the food, I nearly cleaned this plate which was my first (NOTICE AWESOME MICKEY PLATE THAT I NEED):
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    All of this is pretty basic. I don’t know why they need to do the food from different lands thing. First of all, it doesn’t fit in with the 1900 PF theme so I have no idea where it even came from. I could understand this buffet at the World Showcase, for example. But not here. Like, we don’t need a gimmick - we‘re already eating at Disney World with famous characters, just make some good food. Secondly, if you are going to do the different cuisines, do it right! The mashed potatoes on my plate were from France. I just find that funny. Maybe I am mistaken and mashed potatoes are some French delicacy, but when I think of mashed potatoes I think of gravy, fried chicken, and a biscuit. Not croque monsieur. It was just such a random idea that they didn’t carry out well at all which is very unlike Disney.

    The long piece of meat on the right was pork sliced from the carving station. It was so incredibly dry, but improved when I used the delicious sauce from the Chicken Marsala (in the middle on the left) on it. The Chicken Marsala was quite good actually, as were the French delicacy mashed potatoes. On the bottom left is a Spanish rice with chicken, no where near as good as I can get at the famous and fabulous Spanish restaurants in New Jersey, but decent. Chicken wing in the middle was again good but not great. Pasta on the bottom right was not good at all. High school cafeteria style. The mac and cheese was from the kids section and was good but cold right when it hit the plate.

    It’s funny how Disney World just like completely chills me out. Like, I would be pretty annoyed at the food anywhere else b/c for $30 a could get a great steak somewhere. Actually for half of that I could get a great meal, even. But I was floating on that Disney cloud, just so happy to be there that I barely even cared. I think people who take mood altering drugs are looking for that feeling that I get when I’m here.

    I tried this soup and didn't like it, another item that was cold almost right away, forgive me for not remembering what it was:
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    My mom’s plate:
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    The meat on her plate is the beef from the carving station, which she said was just OK. She enjoyed the meal more than I did, mostly because of her obsession with this:
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    I think she had approximately sixteen bowls. She said that despite most of the food being not great she would pay the entire price just for the Strawberry Soup which I find hilarious because I am that way with many Disney food items. There are things I would pay ridiculous prices for at WDW. There are things I DO pay ridiculous prices for while at WDW, so you know, I totally get it. I’m not a huge fan of strawberries, but even I have to say that the strawberry soup is truly delicious. After eating this, my mom kept asking me what more special food items people were obsessed with on the DIS that you could only get at one place were. I think I named about 304890 different things, and she wanted to try them all. I love when someone you love shows such a huge interest in something you’re passionate about. It’s like you bond a whole new level. For us, this is the food bonding level, and it’s gooooood.

    This is my second plate. The winners here are the Chicken Marsala and Mashed Potatoes, the bread was good not great but that butter was awesome. Though I think the fact that it was real butter and not I Can‘t Believe It‘s Not Butter Spray or PAM had a big influence on that LOL:
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    The waitress brought this INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS CUPCAKE for my birthday:
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    I was impressed with how good it was. I bake and my cupcakes are world renowned. Well, renowned in MY world. Anyway the point is people love them which means more up North. There is this big cupcake fad and obsession in New York City and everyone is constantly competing and trying to make the best cupcakes. This fad is slowly moving towards macarons now and away from cupcakes, but whatever, my point is I am critical of cupcakes because of this (Isn’t NYC silly? Why be critical? They’re freaking cupcakes) and THIS ONE WAS AMAZING, but not better than one I had later in the week which was epic. More on that later!

    My mom brought these over from the dessert buffet:
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    Delicious. I was too full to take total advantage of the desserts, but my mom wanted some ice cream from the self serve, soft serve machine and that sounded good, so I went to get that and brought back a little cheesecake too:
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    The ice cream was OK, same with the cheesecake. I would sum up this meal with the word okay. Also, sorry about the blurriness of these, I was gross and got some grease or something on my camera lens and didn’t notice until later!

    As for the other character interactions, it was fun but I wasn’t that into it. Last time I was at 1900 PF, there was a Fairy Godmother and two mice, one named Suzy… the other mouse’s name is escaping me. It has changed to Lady Tremaine and the wicked stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella. This was great, especially Lady Tremaine because she is snotty and rude and that’s more fun than Cinderella who is all bunnies and rainbows. She looked down at me with a look of judgement. Her tone was one of constant annoyance. She said, “Are you looking for a Prince?”

    I replied, “Oh no. I don’t need one.” I think that kind of caught her off guard which was funny. She paused before saying, “GOOD. More for my daughters.” She sighed and said, “Shall we do a portrait?” Again, annoyed. I loved it.

    The step sisters were really funny and not as horrible as they are in the movie. They were more silly and fun. Cinderella came to us last and was really really sweet, told me it was nice to meet a fellow Princess and was impressed when I grabbed the side of my skirt for the Princess pose. She said, “You know the Princess pose!” and we stood together for awhile because again my mom kept messing up with the camera. Cinderella also said she didn’t understand the technology and that it was totally fine and she would stay until we got the photo, so I assume this happens often! I enjoyed the experiences with all the characters, they were great. They went through us kind of quick which was fine because like I said, we weren’t there for them. There was a table with children next to us and they all stayed really long there, so don’t worry about your child missing out on quality time with the royalty!

    Also, they do this thing here every 15 minutes or so where suddenly you are startled by loud music and an announcement. They introduce the character who comes prancing out of the kitchen quite proud and everyone claps. It’s unintentionally hilarious, but if I was a child I would be in awe of it.

    Overall the experience at 1900 Park Fare was disappointing, I think mostly because our first and only other time there was absolute perfection. Also, this is silly but I was really looking forward to them giving me a tiara that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY on it like they did in 2006, but they didn’t. Yes, I’m five years old. Obviously, I appreciated the placemat and cupcake but these things can not be worn on your head. I still really really like this restaurant though. I just adore the GF and the atmosphere, I guess. My mom has insisted we return on our next trip, and I definitely want to, but this time for breakfast which I hear is much better. I’m excited because I know Alice and the Mad Hatter are there, and I’m a life-long lover of everything AIW (Except Mad Tea Party, I mean it’s fine, but just so basic and in Disneyland they have a way better AIW ride! Never been there but I can just tell from what I’ve heard!) They have the Strawberry Soup at breakfast which is good cause if they didn’t, we’d be returning for dinner. My mom loves her some Strawberry Soup. Who can blame her though?

    Up next: We hang out at the GF for awhile and ridiculousness ensues, naturally.
     
  15. MarieTheCat24

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    Aw I'm sorry that the food was such a disappointment. :sad2: But at least you got to eat the not-at-all-warm food off of Mickey shaped plates. That has to make up for some of the bad taste, right?

    Your mom's love of Strawberry Soup is awesome. I've never actually had it, but considering it combines two of my favorite things, strawberries and soup, it's got to be amazing.

    They used to give out birthday tiaras? That's amazing!! I love a good tiara. I'm planning on wearing one for, like, a month next year when I turn 21. I feel like 21 calls for a month long tiara celebration.
     
  16. tinkgurl

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    Aw man, I'm sorry the food wasn't as good this time around. :guilty: I hate when you go back to a place you liked and it's disappointing.

    I think the whole Step-Sister thing is a riot. From their introduction when they come out of the kitchen to their crazy antics at each table, I find them entertaining. :laughing:
     
  17. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

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    Ya, it's really too bad the food was sub-par. I wonder how the new character dinner at Chef Mickey's is?

    It's too bad they sacrifice good food just because you're getting the interaction. I mean, you paid for food AND the characters, so the food should be good too!

    Huh...strawberry soup....now I'm really curious. But I'm nowhere near spending that much money on food I can get pretty much everywhere else.

    Man....Now I want a tiara. I think I'll pick one up from a local Disney store and buy one to wear in the parks. I can be a princess too!
     
  18. tinkgurl

    tinkgurl DIS Veteran

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    DISNEYGIRLFRIEND!!!! :) Of course I'm still here.

    Yesssss...we need to discuss our B*Witched plans. :laughing:

    Haha, I think all of WDW smells of MONEY. :rolleyes:
     
  19. __disneygirl

    __disneygirl well, all that's left now is the happy ending.

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    Y'all. I will be replying to your comments soon, my lovely 3 core readers. But I have to go. But I just wanted to drop by and pump this baby up to page 1. Shamelessly.

    Also, last night I couldn't sleep because A. Stomach ache and B. I was too busy obsessing over the amazing Disneyland special offers I discovered on Disneyland.com before going to bed and planning a Disneyland trip in my head. This is on top of the long WDW food & wine takeover we are also planning.

    SO THERE'S THAT IDK I'M FREAKING OUT.

    Anyway, update soon.

    Thanks for tolerating the mess that is me.

    Seeyarealsoon! :mickeyjum
     
  20. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

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    Yeah, as soon as they announced D23 expo, I've started to plan a trip to Disneyland too. In the far future....not anytime soon....I've already got like...3 WDW trips planned from now till 2013.

    Hope your stomache feels better!
     
  21. MarieTheCat24

    MarieTheCat24 DIS Veteran

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    I couldn't sleep last night either. But instead of doing something productive, like planning a trip to Disneyland, I watched vh1 reality shows. And then infomercials. Because who doesn't love a good infomercial?

    But yay for you for planning a trip - even if it's only in your head at this point. I really want to go to Disneyland at some point. My BFF and I decided that if Ohio State makes it to the Rose Bowl sometime before we graduate, we're going to get tickets for the game and do all of the fun LA tourist-y things. And I will drag her to Disneyland for a day or two. Because I couldn't go to Southern California and not go to Disneyland. That would make me the worst Disney fan ever.
     

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