The trip to make up for the cold (July 2012) Done 02/04

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  1. KristiKat

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    We are going back to POR in Feb and I can't wait. Looking at all your photos of the resort make me wish time would fly by faster. You take very good photos.
     
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  3. DisneyFreak06

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    Those are some fun ones! Thanks.

    Sounds like a great group! Make sure to post a link for your TR when you start it.

    Thank you! I loved POR. The pictures are nice, but the resort is even more beautiful.
     
  4. DisneyFreak06

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    Part 7: Downtown Disney

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    We checked in at Rainforest Café and browsed the shop a little bit.

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    I kept telling myself that this was NOT a shopping trip, but it’s so hard at Disney!!! I only bought a new lanyard for my room key, and that was at the resort. I find it handy to keep it around my neck.

    I’ll tell you, It is HARD to not shop when I’m at WDW or DL. I am not much of a shopper (I go through spurts), but I LOVE shopping at Disney.

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    As you can see, I passed the time taking pictures.

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  5. DisneyFreak06

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    Part 8: Volcano!

    We followed the footprints to our table. I did find the restaurant really crowded. I barely had room to walk between my table and the table beside us. We were at a little two top next to a fish tank. The family next to us was friendly and we chatted with them since we were practically at the same table. I did like the restaurant though. It was a fun place. We knew what we wanted, so we ordered right away.

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    My top was a new one from Disneyland. They had it for sale at WDW too, and I really should have bought some other colors. I really love it!

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    Yep, I take pictures while I wait…

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    Our volcano. I cannot imagine trying to eat this after a meal! It was delectable, and we couldn’t finish it all, but it was worth it!

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    The family next to us asked us for our “lava” as they had two girls and then they each got one. LOL. They were teen agers! Love it.

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  6. DBLGRR

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    Your pictures are great. I love all of the different things you photograph.
     
  7. DisneyFreak06

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    Thanks! I try (sometimes) to think about what to take pictures of that are a little interesting. After all, the thread that brought me to the disboards is the thread about pictures the average tourist would not take! ;)
     
  8. vikkii19

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    Joining in. Didn't realize it was your TR until I saw your picture. It was fun meeting at the GKTW fundraiser.

    I don't know how you survived in the summer heat. Oh and your pictures are all really wonderful. I now want to stay at POR someday.
     
  9. jerseygirl81

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    I'm enjoying your TR we were just at Disney is August and booked another trip back but we are staying at POR next time, so I enjoyed your pictures of the resort. We also ate at RFC while there I loved seeing those pictures the only pictures I took while there was of the bar stools, they cracked me up, what a cool restaurant and that dessert was so filling the 3 of could'nt finish it. I love your pictures what type of camera do you use? Linda :)
     
  10. DisneyFreak06

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    Welcome! It is so fun to have people read my trip reports that I've actually met in person! And thanks, I love taking pictures, especially at Disney! Which is why it was weird I didn't take my camera to the GKTW fundraiser! :confused3


    There will be TONS more pictures of POR for you, don't worry! I loved the stools at the bar! They made me laugh too! Now you have me curious, did I post pictures of them? :lmao: I'll have to check!

    For this trip, I had a Canon EOS 60D. It was it's first trip to Disney... I got it in July, and I hit 10,000 pictures at WDW in July!!!!
     
  11. DisneyFreak06

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    Part 9: Downtown Disney and Disney’s Days of Christmas

    We perused a few shops, without buying anything (I was so proud!) before heading back to the boats to go to our resort. I wanted to get to DHS and see Fantasmic!

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    Christmas and Disney… two of my favorite things. Just through some Christmas Disney cameras and I’d be in complete heaven! LOL

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    I took the outside pictures of the restaurant AFTER we ate, so they have to go in the right spot of the trip report or it messes me up! All pictures are in order!

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    The Art of Disney Store.

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    The train pictures are for JMR859 who loves trains!

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    These always make me smile. On my first trip to DTD (with my then 12 year old nephew), we took a picture here, and I did it wrong. He teased me for a while over it. Then we got lost trying to find DisneyQuest because there were bridges that were blocked. Somehow between World of Disney and the Lego Store I kept going in and out of doors and it was pouring rain…. LOL Oh, the memories!

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    I liked the clouds with the silverish (not silverfish as my computer tried to fix!) lining. But they also worried me a little… they seemed to be piling up quite a bit, and we all know what that could mean at WDW in July.

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    Blanche and I just love Wolfgang Puck Express, so while she was in the washroom, I took a picture of the menu! LOL

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  12. kaoden39

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    I will! There is some real fun included in this trip. My husband and I are trying to get tickets to go see the Ellen Show.
     
  13. DisneyFreak06

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    Ooooh! I hope you get them!!!! :hyper: That would be awesome! Then I could read about that and pretend it was me! :cool1: We tried, but we didn't! :(
     
  14. kaoden39

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    I have been checking her website daily for our day to open. Actually twice a day. That way as soon as it opened I signed up for them. I really hope we get them! I went and looked again today because I applied on Friday and the dates are still listed as open, I hope that is a good sign for me.
     
  15. Belle83

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    Love your POR pictures!!

    Can't believe I've never been in the Christmas store, now I think it will be my first stop in Downtown Disney.
     
  16. DisneyFreak06

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    I really hope you have better luck!

    Thanks. Oh yes... I love the Disney Christmas Store! That and the Kitchen Store... :cloud9: And then World of Disney! And Art of Disney! DTD is a very tempting place for me!!!
     
  17. DisneyFreak06

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    Part 10: Trying to get back to the resort before a storm

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    Clouds are still ominous… better head to the boat.

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    It’s around 5pm when our boat gets there.

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    We get so far, and we have to stop, I am assuming from the map that it was Saratoga Springs, because of the lightening that was supposedly happening. We wandered around to find their bus stop, waited for a bus to DTD, then waited for a bus at DTD, went to Typhoon Lagoon that had a massive bottleneck because it was closed from the lightening… By the time we got back to our hotel, it was around 7pm because I just went in with Blanche, left her and went to Hollywood Studios. I was on the bus by 7:20 and at DHS by 7:30ish.
     
  18. DisneyFreak06

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    Part 11: My first WDW Park in 2 years!

    Blanche decided to stay at the resort and rest, and I decided to head out to Hollywood Studios. I love Fantasmic, and for 3 of my four other WDW trips, I saw Fantasmic on the first night. I wanted to do it again!
    Some more resort pictures on the way to the bus stop.

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    Once Upon a Time is one of my favorite tv shows right now. I took pictures of the signs I saw… The first one I saw was on the bus.

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    Yay! I’m at Hollywood Studios.

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    These were never outside the park on my other trips. I was very surprised to see them there.

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    I walked through some of the stores… Like I’ve said, I love to shop at Disney. We don’t have a Disney store near here. There used to be 2 stores not TOO far away, one in New Brunswick (about 2 hours to drive there) and one in Nova Scotia (about 3.5 hours away) but they’ve both closed. So sad. So I love being at WDW or DL for shopping! I would shop on line more too, but it’s no fun when there are lots of duty and fees and such.

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    Disney jeans! I didn’t try them on, but they were on sale, and they were cute, or at least I liked the pockets, but they looked about 2 feet too long for me!

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    A blue shirt similar to my yellow one. (I do normally take pictures of things I might like to buy…)

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    I have the yellow one here too.

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    Off to find my first ride.

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    Will it be Tower of Terror?

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  19. vikkii19

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    Fantasmic as a first night tradition is a great thing, I would love to go off on my own one night. Perhaps when we take Lia and I'll have DH stay in when she goes to bed and I can sneak off to see Wishes, Illumination or Fantasmic.

    I just saw the previews for Once upon a time yesterday and I can't wait for the new season.

    I actually think I wept a little when they closed the Disney store in Moncton... it was a sad day.
     
  20. stindall

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    great pics! We have that little Rex ornament!
     
  21. DisneyFreak06

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    Oooh! You should go do some shows on your own sometime! It's really nice. I am thinking I'd like another solo trip. Maybe next summer.... I'll be going in March with my sister, her hubby and their three kids if it all works out for them, and I'll be keeping the 17 year old with me most of the time. I love him dearly, and the two little girls too, but after that, I'll want a ME trip! :rolleyes1 I'm very selfish when it comes to Disney! If it were a summer trip, I'd send them on their way and stay later! (If I could afford it I guess!)

    I know I took a trip over to Moncton and Halifax before each store closed and made sure to buy tons of things to make up for the fact they were closing! I probably would have cried if it had been a PEI store.

    Thanks! I love Rex with the Mickey bar too. So cute. There were a few characters with the Mickey bars if I remember correctly. It was hard not to buy them all!!!
     

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