Trip Report 1/2-1/10. Reviews & Critiques Pg 4 #57 *New*

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  1. kdog_1981

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    Hi all!!! This is my first TR and I figured why not try to do it on each day of my trip. We decided to go with BC being walking distances from EP & HS. So I will start with introducing my family.


    Me! Kenny, I'm 31 from Rochester NY. Navy Veteran and waiting to get in the reserves. My daughter Harper who will be 11 months on Jan 1st.
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    My wife, Cristina 31. She is the amazing person who keeps tracks of our three kids all day. A wonderful stay at home mother! [​IMG]

    My daughter Emma. She will be visiting DW for the 2nd time. She will be 4 on 2/24 who shares a birthday with Cristina.
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    My son Nolan. Who is 2 with a birthday on 8/19.
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    We leave to drive to Buffalo about 4am on Jan 2nd. Flights cheaper and we get in at 1030. Flying SW for the first time.

    I will try to answer questions and keep my updates coming everyday!
     
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  3. jmendez24

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    Beautiful family. I can't wait to read the report. :cool1:
     
  4. kdog_1981

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    ADRs:

    Yachtsman Steakhouse
    1900 Park Fare
    Akershus
    Sci Fi
    Boma
    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Coral Reef
    Cape May

    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique booked
     
  5. CrissyR

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    Hi, this is Kenny's wife Cristina! We updated some of our dining plans so our plans are now as follows:

    Garden Grill (Dinner)
    1900 Park Fare (Dinner)
    Akershus Banquet Hall (Breakfast)
    Sci-Fi Dine In (Lunch)
    Boma (Breakfast)
    Crystal Palace (Dinner)
    California Grill (Dinner)
    Via Napoli (Dinner)
    Cape May Cafe (Breakfast)

    DD also has a reservation on Thursday for BBB! We take off early tomorrow morning and cannot wait, all packed and ready to go :)
     
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    What a beautiful family! Enjoy your trip. I'll enjoy following along.
     
  7. MelMel11

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    Enjoy your trip!!! Can't want to hear more.
     
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    At Airport! Made it early with an express pass through security check. 3 small kids has its advantages lol.
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    Have a wonderful trip! You're at the airport bright and early that's for sure!

    I looked at that last picture and thought "Hey.. those toys look familiar". Yep.. we fly out of Buffalo too. Glad you were able to breeze through security. It can sometimes be a long wait for the first flights of the day. Even worse during the holidays I imagine.

    Enjoy the Beach Club and we're all looking forward to seeing more live updates!:)
     
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    Can't wait to follow along!! Tell Cristina I said hi :)
     
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    We got to our room and was happy to get a full balcony!
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    The view wasn't the best but we soon noticed that we could see the fireworks at night over the trees!

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    A second floor room with no one our left side.

    We headed to see princesses at Epcot which was only a 10 min walk
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    We headed to our reservations at Garden Grille which was family style. We had a great meal and the characters were awesome!
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    We rode a few rides nemo, living with the land

    We had an issue with our SLR camera which wouldn't take anymore than 64 pics. We had to buy another memory card at the BC marketplace. EP didn't have not one SD card. Very frustrating! BBB in the morning for Emma! Kids got really sleppy today lol!
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    I enjoyed an walk around boardwalk a had a beer at ESPN.

    Off too bed!
     
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    We did breakfast at the our hotel at the marketplace. Had some quick food (muffin, cin roll, eggs and bacon). Took off to DTD to do BBB for older DD. we ended up taking a taxi since we just missed the bus. Of course ANOTHER bus came as soon as we called for a taxi. The wife took her and I took the two others around DTD. Nolan got to open Once Upon a Toy. He turned on the train inside! He loved it!! The great CM gave him a special toy, pin, and tons of stickers. He rode the train after by himself (no parent for the 1st time). DW was with Emma for the BBB. Her fairy god mother in training was fantastic telling Emma that the gel was jelly Fish gel and that Ariel brings it in every morning and that Snow White brings the Gems in from the mine which are transformed into the face gems. She was just perfect!! Emma was beyond delighted with her makeover and was called a princess throughout the entire day. She wore Her belle dress that we brought from Home and I let her get a belle charm necklace as well. We headed to MK but decided to take the bus to Wilderness Lodge via boat ride. Great looking resort and the boat was waiting for us :) went to check the line for Be Our Guest but it was almost a 2 hour wait. No thanks!! Headed to Pinocchio Hous for our quick dinning instead and it only took about 15 mins. I got a meatball sub and fries, kids meal was mac & cheese, fries & grapes, DW got chicken Cesar salad and we got the chocolate cake (yum!). Lots of food! CMs were great and helpful.
     
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    We all rode the merry go round and then headed off to see Tinkerbell and Silvermist (sister) in Frontier Land. Nolan made a "girlfriend" while we waited for Tinkerbell. It was real cute. We met some real nice people while in line. Went to the Under the Sea Adventure. Thank goodness for fast pass since we didn't wait more than 2 mins to get on the ride. It had a 75 min wait. Tried to get a fast pass for the Town Square Princesses but it was for 920pm. We headed to our dinner res at GF via monorail to 1900 Park Fare. Food was real good! I had sushi, shrimp, and tried so awesome strawberry soup. DW had her usual beef (from their carving station), she enjoyed it. We met with Prince, Cinderella, Fairy God mother, and lady Tremaine. No step sisters. Harper was scared of Cinderella but loved the Prince. We left and headed back to MK. Emma went to meet the princesses (Town Square Princesses) with DW and the youngest daughter (she was sleeping). I took Nolan on the train ride around MK, no wait so it was great. Took about 20 mins for a complete loop. Nolan had a power nap on me lol! We killed time and found out the Main Street Bakery closes on Jan 12th. Great news since we leave the 10th! We watched the electric parade (in the rain) from the top off the train station were the parade starts (8pm). Great view!!! We then headed back to the hotel. Came back to the BC to find cookies,chocolate, and a huge white chocolate Mikey (and milk in fridge) waiting for us. Awesome surprise. Up early to catch our breakfast at Epcot. Thank goodness it's in walking distance.
     
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    Up early at 530 with DW talking before the kids wake up. I take off to get us coffee in the marketplace. Out the door at 730am waiting for our 805 res at Norway (Akerhaus).
    We were the first ones through the gates. The breakfast was crazy expensive for decent food. 120 bucks!!! Emma got a picture with Belle. We saw Cinderella (3 times already), Snow White, Ariel, and Aurora. Headed to Test Track but they were closed right at opening at 9. Got fast passes though for 1115-1215. Headed to Soarin and it was already a 100 min wait. Emma was like 1/4" too short but got a couple of rider swap passes for later. We can use them like fast pass but with no time exceptions. Went to the Character spot saw Mickey, Pluto, and Minnie (20 min wait). Headed to Spaceship Earth was only 15 min wait but filling fast. Emma loved the pictures of our faces on the ride. We got Nolan Pluto, Emma another Minnie (she has like 5 at home), Harper a small dog at Mouse Gear. Very surprised that Dis doesn't use our resort key cards to send things to our resorts. Filling out paper is very old school and time consuming lol. O well... Baby care center now and off to the world showcase for lunch somewhere....
     
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    Following your live report!! We stayed at BC in August...loved the walk to Epcot!!! Looks like your kiddos are having fun!!!
     
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    Ate lunch at Liberty Inn. DW isn't much of adventurous with food. Steak and fries for her and I had a pulled pork hamburger. Went to Japan for a quick stop and the wife is wanting to do the pearl bracket. We will be doing this on our date night to tonight. Kids Nite out at 7pm! At the hotel for resting now. 2 min walk from Epcot is great when your the closet room by the entrance to showcase.
     
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    Lots of fun and excitement. Rest time for everyone still. Emma and me are in the arcade. Pool is 82 but only 61 out and light rain.
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    Emma and me "sneaked" to eat an ice cream cone and Beaches & Cream. She dropped her ice cream and they replaced it with no questions asked!

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