The Sea Witch Stole My Voice! Our Two Week Land and Sea Adventure! COMPLETE 4/12

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  1. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    Your welcome! ;) Thanks to that seat incident I was very careful about where I sat for the rest of the cruise. I probably looked like a nutter testing the chairs in front of me before sitting down in my own seat. :laughing:


    Yep! I was so excited to arrive at our first port and experience my first Caribbean island.
     
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  3. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    thats right missy no holding back pictures.
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  4. carissanboys

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    Awesome pictures of the show! I would really enjoy that aspect of the crusie. :thumbsup2

    Yay for your first port! :goodvibes
     
  5. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :thumbsup2

    The shows were definitely a highlight of the cruise.
     
  6. princess_momma

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    C3 was kinda lame...BUT it had a "making of" for Twice Charmed. :goodvibes I was excited so I got to see a little more! Looks so awesome!
     
  7. englishrose47

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    Morning Lessa !!!
     
  8. Philadisney

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    Hi Lessa! I have been busily catching up on your report after my long absence from the DISboards. It has been a great read, you always have so many lovely pictures. Your haircut is cute too!

    I have to say I was shocked when I first started reading the entry about 'Chip down my shirt'. I totally thought you were going to have an inappropriate run-in with one of the chipmunks :laughing: I would love some Beaches & Cream right now....I agree, best burgers at WDW!!

    The story about your mom petting a stranger in the movie theater in Epcot France is hilarious :rotfl: Also, my parents are the same way at WDW - anytime a character talks to me, they are convinced that they are hitting on me :rolleyes: Your pictures with the Pooh characters are really sweet, I have never bothered to stop and visit with them but now I want to.

    Ugh the idea of riding Barnstormer in the pouring rain....sounds unpleasant. At least that ride only seems to last for about 25 seconds.

    Your parade pictures had me cracking up, especially this one:
    this picture is kinda creepy though :scared: :

    THAT CINNAMON ROLL LOOKS AMAZING. I thought I was hallucinating when I first looked at the picture. Another thing I HAVE to try next time.

    The picture of the hippo smiling is also amazing. I have never seen their teeth before. Bizarre looking!

    OK I am going to post this now but I will be back to keep reading ::yes::
     
  9. Philadisney

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    Reading about your mom being nervous on Expedition Everest was hilarious, it brought memories back of my last trip when I took my mom on it. I hadn't been on the ride in a couple of years and didn't remember it very well - it was a lot crazier than I remembered! My mom was screaming the whole time and was not happy! :laughing:

    I'm really impressed by your pictures of the Nemo musical. Mine came out all blurry, but you got some really clear ones!

    I like how your mom looks totally bored on the Dinosaur ride picture. And I love the woman sitting behind you all the way to the right. She just looks annoyed with the dinosaur :rotfl:

    The pictures of Japan flooding are INSANE. :eek: I have visited during many a rainy season in WDW but I have NEVER seen anything like that.

    Awwww Remy is so cute! I'm bummed that I missed seeing him. I don't understand why they had him out for such a short time! The mac n cheese looks amazing too. I'm a serious mac n cheese junkie.

    :rotfl:at the Skywalker-obsessed stalker at SWW!

    OK I have to step away for a moment but I'll be back.... :surfweb:
     
  10. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Cool, I have to say I was so ubenthused over C3 that I never even thought to look at the special features.

    Thanks! I hated that haircut when I first got it, it just seemed way too short! I got used to it though.

    :lmao: That would have made for a very entertaining report installment.

    I laughed my butt off at mom groping that stranger, it was freaking hilarious.

    I loved the Pooh encounter. The characters were hilarious on their own and it was extra special as we got to share the moment with Rosie. :goodvibes



    It was actually kinda dun until we got off and ended up soaking wet. :rolleyes:


    It was so yummy and it was huge!


    I was so thrilled to see such an active hippo, usually all they do is lay around at the very back of the tank so you can't get a good look at them.




    :laughing: Your poor Mom


    Most of mine came out blurry as well, it is definitely a frustrating show to photograph.


    I crack up every time I look at that picture. Half of us are hamming it up for the camera and the other half are like Mom and just look bored/annoyed. :lmao:


    It was nuts, I felt sorry for the CM who was obviously some sort of manager that had to go out there and unclog the drain, talk about disgusting!



    I am a mac and cheese junkie as well. I have recently perfected the most amazing homemade mac and cheese sauce. It is one of my favourite meals!


    She was so freaky!
     
  11. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    After Twice Charmed Mom and I headed across the way to Studio Sea for "Who Wants to Be a Mousketeer?" This is basically "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" but all Disney related questions.

    As you entered the room CM's handed each person a number.

    Mom and I found a table in the center of the room and we were soon joined by two of our tablemates, the honeymoon couple.

    The game soon started and I was excited to see that people of all ages could participate so I actually had a chance of participating this time. The person who gets to sit in the hot seat is randomly chosen based on the numbers that you were handed as you entered the room.

    So they picked the first number and darn it was not me.

    The lucky guy went up and sat in the hot seat and started to answer the questions. Some of these questions were really hard! Just like in the tv show you have lifelines, you have a 50:50 and an Ask the Audience. You are also allowed to take a friend up to the hot seat with you when you are chosen. I made a pact with the honeymoon couple that if one of us got called up that we would go up as a team.

    While the first contestant was still in the seat we had a surprise guest!

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    Donald came wandering in to say hello. He only stayed for a minute or two but it was a riot. He pretended to whisper the answer to the contestant.

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    The first contestant was eliminated and it was time for them to draw another number. No luck for us again.

    They ended up going through three contestants throughout the duration of the scheduled game time. Several people got up and left during the game so we grabbed their numbers and hoarded them in the hopes that it would increase our chances of getting called up to the hot seats. Between the four of us I think we had about 20 numbers by the end of the game. :laughing:

    After the game it was time for dinner. I was really looking forward to this dinner as we were eating in Animator's Palate which is a very special restaurant and tonight was the show dinner.

    At the start of the meal the whole restaurant is in black and white and there are pictures from various Disney movies all around the restaurant. As the meal goes on the room starts to light up in colour. Finally around the time that dessert is served you will notice that all the servers disappear from the room while a video starts to play displaying classic Disney animated moments then Sorcerer Mickey comes out to the Fantasmic music leading all the servers who have traded in their black and white vests for new colourful vests and Mickey leads them in a parade as the walls and pictures all burst into colour. It is really cool and so much fun to watch.

    Here is a YouTube video I found if you want to see how this all happens

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    Onto the food!

    Appetizers

    Smoked Salmon and Trout with Goat Cheese Salad

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    Seafood and Avocado Wrapper

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    Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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    Smoked Black Forest Ham and Vegetable Salad Terrine

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    Entrees

    Penette Alfredo

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    Grilled Salmon with Creamy Risotto and a Barolo Wine Sauce

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    Pan Seared Veal Chop with Medjool Date, Sultana Raisin and Veal Farcis

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    Grilled Filet Mignon, Seared Scallops and Port Wine Demi Glace

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    Dessert

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie

    This was the highlight of the meal, TO DIE FOR!

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    Peach and Ginger Cheesecake

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    Double-Fudge Chocolate Cake

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    Strawberry Shortcake

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    Dinner this night was excellent and I enjoyed every dish I ordered, especially the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie! The show was also very entertaining and it was a lot of fun looking around the restaurant and keeping an eye out for the pictures as they lit up in colour.

    We had a very early morning the next day so once again we went straight for bed after dinner instead of heading over to the "late night" adult entertainment.

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    As I got ready for bed that night I noticed that my throat was feeling a bit sore.... I didn't think much of it, just thought that I was probably a bit dehydrated, so I chugged down some water before falling asleep confident that it would be all better in the morning....

    Coming up: A sunrise at sea and we arrived at our first port of call Tortola: British Virgin Islands!


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  12. OhMari

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    I really am seeing the difference between a Disney Cruise and a RCCL.
    The food alone is 10 times better
    and the entertainment.
    Hope you don't wait too long to tell us about Tortola: British Virgin Islands,
     
  13. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    Mmmmm. Peanut butter and chocolate! I'd love to kiss the person that first came up with that combo!!! They fit like a glove!!!
     
  14. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Well I can't chime in about which is better as Disney is all I know. :laughing:



    I totally agree with you on that. Peanut butter and chocolate when combined is the food of the gods. Sinfully delicious!
     
  15. Mysteria

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    That restaurant looks so cool. All desserts look yummy! Sorry you didn't get picked for the hot seat.
     
  16. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    I was disappointed I didn't get to play, usually I am way too shy to participate in something like that and be the center of attention but I would have rocked that game and it helped to know that I would have had a partner to go up with me in case I didn't know the answer to something. ;)
     
  17. ladybugmom

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    Awww!! Sorry your number (or should I say numbers) didn't get picked!! You would have done a great job I'm sure!! The food at Animator's Palette looks AMAZING--especially dessert! My mouth is watering! I hope you're not getting sick!
     
  18. MAGICFOR2

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    Hi Lessa! I'm all caught up again! Happy belated Thanksgiving to Beth, and to "Lessa and the Bros" sounds like a band! :rotfl2:

    I loved that you just had a lay by the pool day. What a place to do it!:thumbsup2 Your food looks delicious. I'm sorry that man hurt your legs. You are very patient. I think I would have asked him to lean up a little if he was hurting me. Looking forward to more!
     
  19. carissanboys

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    Looks like a very fun evening! And the chocolate peanut butter pie would be my choice too. :thumbsup2
     
  20. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :rolleyes1

    I didn't want to say anything to the man because I thought it would embarrass him, if it had been a smaller person I might have... I am very sensitive about my weight and if somebody had said something like that to me I would have been mortified even knowing that it was not my fault and was due to the broken chair.


    If there is something peanut butter and chocolate on the menu you can be sure that I am going to order it. :laughing:
     
  21. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    what was the prizes for playing the game anything good?
     

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