YES, touring Cinderella’s Dream Suite was Amazing!+14 Other Magical Days* Dismeet & Wrap

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  1. emmysmommy

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    Thank you so much Kimmy for your kind words. Truly!

    I'm a fan of any CL - food, drinks, and chocolate on your pillow at night, what's not to love!

    Ahh the bend and snap! That was a pose yourself photo. I think we were getting silly and that was one of the crazy ones. :)

    Ha ha! You have me picturing that Streetmosphere policeman dude (Officer ?? forget his name) issuing citations for walking while on red! You are so funny!

    Thanks khaleesi! Random photos and me, we just go together so well.

    Welcome back Paula! You've had so many great updates on the live dining thread! I agree about December and it will be great to meet Hunter. Poor guy, he'll be surrounded by so many Disney fanatics, I hope he survives.

    The bird show at AK we've never seen. I'm not a bird fan but I suppose it is one of those attractions that exceeds expectations.

    Definitely ToT is my all time favorite! I don't want you to have palpitations so if I can talk you into going on it I'm never short on words so we can chat the wait away. ;)

    Hi Scott!

    Really? You need more free time to watch movies. :rotfl2:

    I wonder too... I thought he was new but maybe not. :confused3

    Thanks - I definitely don't have photos as good as some of yours though. Especially that photo of Crescent Lake from BC at night. That was great!

    Definitely made it to the bus dry the second time.

    Glad you are caught up.

    Oh my, I take a nap sometimes so that's my story.

    Wait and see..... ;)

    No worries... I rarely remember all that I want to say when I get caught up so that's fine.

    You know me and Bo - I can't pass up a photo op with the guy!

    Anther Diser and another missed bank robbery scene. It's a conspiracy I tell ya!

    Hi Erin! I'm glad that you are here and reading along! I've seen your posts around the boards so I'm thrilled that you have read through this TR!

    Kristen had a busy summer and was at DL before spending most of the month of August at WDW. Lucky young lady for sure!

    That's funny that you can see someone and think where have I seen them and then realize that you've seen their photo! Em is usually better about connecting faces to names. :)

    Thanks again for joining!
     
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  3. SAT887

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    Ahhh The Great Movie ride.... We haven't been on this in ages! I think the alien scene would freak my kids out... It's great to see all the pictures - kind of a "oh I remember that...."

    Wow DVC at 21- very impressive! And like others have said I'm surprised you don't own DVC as well!! However your comment in needing 900 (maybe more!!) points may be accurate... We blow through ours too quick.

    Where are you staying in Dec?
     
  4. TheMaxRebo

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    great update! And nice to see Mr. Bob get some attention ... he's normally just so flat ;)

    sorry you got the gangster scene again ... I was way too excited our last trip when we got the cowboy scene! (cheap plus/spoiler/tease for my TR)

    Guess I didn't have my DISer card displayed prominently enough so they let me slip through
     
  5. DisneyKid4Life

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    CONGRATULATIONS ON RECIEVING YOUR "THREAD OF THE MONTH" BANNER!!!!!!!!!! :hyper: :banana: :dance3: :dancer: :jumping1: :yay:
     
  6. TheMaxRebo

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    Oh, and while some people are commenting that you look good in pink, I think you look even better in the THREAD OF THE MONTH BANNER! Well deserved!
     
  7. 2xcited2sleep

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    Whew! I had a lot of catching up to do! Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning!!

    First and foremost, hope that you were able to enjoy some quality time with your son home on leave and many thanks to him and your entire family for your service!

    Holy cow, sister! Thread of the month!?!!!!:banana::yay::dance3: That is pretty darn cool. And very well deserved! :goodvibes

    I had so many things to comment on and now I'm forgetting. :headache:

    You are definitely giving me that "itch" to go back to AKL. So beautiful!

    So nice of you to help the scooter lady. I encountered some folks with a disabled scooter this past trip too. Do they not have a power meter or something to indicate when they need "juice"?

    I skimmed the chatter so someone may have already reported this but I believe Bamboo has been retired...

    So glad you were able to reschedule your Illuminations Cruise. Another item on my bucket list for sure!
     
  8. sue_88

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    enjoying your report and photos. I am doing the Tusker breakfast soon and enjoyed seeing the many food choices and character pics!
     
  9. nannye

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    Officially caught up! Loving the dismeets and oodles of pictures! You and your daughter are so photogenic. I believe it was Jess' TR where I irst started following your Tr I saw the picture of you and Em in the parade and went to read your old TR.

    Will e interesting to see if our paths crossed. the time I am thinking I saw you was t AKL

    Forgive my typos and mspelt words. I am on an iPad and it is such a pain.
     
  10. natebenma

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    This is what I get for being so miserably behind! My comments have already been taken!

    I was going to go with "He-Vine", too, but since it is already taken, I'll try Dude-Vine


    My exact quote when I read this was going to be "Don't tell Rob. He'll never leave!"


    I am all the way back to your wonderful DL DIS meet with Lori (vettegirl)- your descriptions and pictures are definitely whetting my appetite for my family's future trip and our meeting with you!

    Great pictures from Nemo! We have only seen this amazing staging once. The show is visually stunning, but I don't think the music does much for me.

    What an awesome interaction with Tigger!

    That was so kind of you to help the woman in the scooter- doesn't surprise me one bit that you offered her the needed assistance. I'm just glad that this good deed was not "rewarded" with a downpour.

    What a neat meet at GF Café. I read through the update, but now I need to go back to read the dining review.
     
  11. emmysmommy

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    Uhhh yeah! The alien scene freaked me out the first time!

    You would think huh? For as much as we stay in villas every trip.... Every time we walk by the DVC kiosk at DL or WDW I have a little voice that says buy me! I'm scared with the math for 900 points! :rotfl2: And then annual maintenance dues for that.

    We'll be at BWV and BLT (yeah, two villas) in Dec.

    Ha Ha! Yes, he's always got that silly grin.

    I need to know your secrets for getting the bank robbery scene! (other than you were an incognito Diser!) I'm glad you trust me with your spoiler alert.

    Thanks Rob! When I saw the badge it totally scared me since I was responding to PMs and I thought I had logged into someone else's account. :)

    Ahhh thanks Phil! :goodvibes It's all thanks to you guys!

    Thanks so much regarding your kind comments for our son and his service. :goodvibes

    Awww thank you.... it's really all because of Disers like you who would even take the time to spend a lazy Sunday morning reading this. Seriously, thank you!

    I know what you mean, I have all sorts of comments while I'm reading but when I actually post, poof, there they go!

    Poor stranded scooter people. That's got to be frustrating - especially if no power meter to even know.

    Darn! Bamboo was pretty interesting.

    I'm glad you are caught up. Thanks again for following along. :goodvibes

    Hi Sue! I'm so glad that you are reading and following along. Welcome! :welcome:

    There were probably 20 more breakfast options for which I didn't take a photo! Definitely no shortage of choices. And those characters are pretty fabulous too!

    Thanks Erin! Keep in mind I have complete control over the photos that are included so most "bad" ones are not in my TR!! :lmao: It's good to have creative control! ;)

    Ahhh I think 5 million people follow her awesome and EPIC TRs. :) If you ever see us around, please, please, please say hi!! If you follow Jess' friend Kristen's (another frump gal) reviews - we've run into her several times in the parks. I love when that randomly happens.

    I must admit that I've made it to your TR link in your signature and read through your background (those parents are lucky to have you) but I have not had time to comment so please forgive my stealth reading.

    Thanks again for reading!

    Hi Dee! No worries... I'm hopelessly behind with so many TRs/DRs.

    He-Vine will be our unofficial name for Mr. Bamboo. I think that is most appropriate.

    :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl2: I agree, I picture Rob sitting at the bus stop with Stacey TV and waving the bus' on ... no need to stop here, Stacey's playing. It could happen.

    I'll send you some DL stuff by the end of the week. :) I'm definitely excited about July as well!!

    Agreed. Nemo isn't about the music but the voice actors are really great.

    This time the rain held off just long enough for us to reach the safe zone. Glad that I could help the poor lady.

    Thanks for getting caught up. It is always good to see you here. Now for me to do the same with yours since I think I've missed an update.
     
  12. emmysmommy

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    Intermission with some pre-trip updates and some Disneyland photos


    Before I get to the next installment I wanted to share a few plans for our next trip which is about 30 days away.

    Having concluded day 4 I'm over a quarter of the way through. Thanks for hanging in there as this is moving at an astounding pace that should conclude this sometime in 2015! Seriously, fellow Disers KatMark and D~ have already concluded their TRs and they were there during my dates. ;) On a positive note, my DR is nearing the end of Day 7 so if you want a preview of what's to come including my Monsieur Paul review with Philippe drop by that thread.

    About those plans....

    Dates: Em and I will be traveling to WDW from 12/5 through 12/15.

    Resorts: 8 nights BWV and 2 nights BLT 1 bedroom (Lake View)

    Parties/Events/Dining: Our very first trip during the Holiday season will include a MVMCP, 2 Candle light processional dining reservations, an Illuminations cruise, a ladies afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian, an Epcot bar crawl day, and our first return dinner at California Grill since the re-furb. We also have over a dozen dining events and meet ups with a group of ladies (and some hubbys and boyfriends) from the dining boards.

    Dismeets: Besides meeting up with 7 or 8 of the ladies from the dining boards, we have several other Dismeets planned.


    I'm excited to meet back up with Kathy (KatMark) and even have breakfast together. They kindly offered to be our car pool buddies so we don't have to rely on Disney transportation early in the morning. Very valuable offer indeed!

    Another exciting and much anticipated meet up is with Rob (DisneyKid4Life)! Look for some plans for attractions that overlap as well as viewing the Osborn Lights for the first time for us and perhaps a Fantasmic together!

    Scott: I'm definitely looking to meet up since I owe you a cocktail. :thumbsup2 Still not sure which day our paths will cross but we'll make this work.

    There are a couple other possible Diser meet ups that are in the tentative stages so look for more to follow.

    Unfortunately, our dates don't synch with some Disers that I really looked forward to meeting but hopefully I'll meet Goofy4Prez (Bob) and Wood Nymph another time. (And a whole bunch of other Disers that will be attending the MVMCP on the 3rd. Cynthia (eandesmom) will be there later in the month for a NYE trip! (That should be fun.) I know there are others that I'm forgetting at the moment so my apologies!

    After being on the phone with technical support this morning for over an hour awaiting resolution for linking our APs to our Magic Bands I was able to finally schedule some FP+ reservations. Although after all that, it said that for my first day in the parks I already had FP+ reservations. Really? How did that happen when I didn't even have my new AP linked to my reservation. Geez!


    We were thrilled to see Disney mail yesterday. Apparently Disney wants my help in testing their MBs. I honestly can tell them what I think already.... :rolleyes1 And those ME luggage tags - do they really think that I'll only bring one bag with me? They obviously don't know my packing habits.

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    Since most intermissions involve some form of West coast Disney fun, I wanted to share a few photos of Disneyland park that have started to include Christmas overlay. It was not completely decked out but as of Saturday you could see "snow" on Sleeping Beauty's castle and some decorative garland and ribbons throughout the park.

    Here's some photos. (Redundant for those of my Facebook pals.)

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    We spied the Christmas tree back stage:
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    For anyone curious, my friend and Em are flashing the Oregon Ducks symbol
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    Em made a friend with my girlfriend's grand-daughter:
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    Back to my regularly scheduled TR updates next where day 5 will bring our second resort change.

    Next TR Installment

     
  13. natebenma

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    First off- NICE TOP THREAD OF THE MONTH BADGE!!!!

    That is some serious profile BLING!

    :banana::banana::banana:


    Once again, you have some fantastic plans for your upcoming DW trip. Amazing meets (and probably some surprise ones), awesome dining I'm sure, great resorts, a Pah-ty and a Cruise.

    Great intermission and pictures from DL. Lovin' it!!!

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  14. smile4stamps

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    December should be an interesting trip!

    Love your pics from DL! I was considering a trip in 2 weeks but am thinking it's probably not a good idea with WDW coming up again! (If I get a cheap hotel room it may still be an option though!)

    I never even knew they had a "Thread of the Month". Congratulations!!
     
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    Love your new profile banner! And loved the intermission! Soooo jealous that you have a Christmas trip - Some day I VOW to go during the holidays!

    You need to make a post and tally up all of your Dismeets - I am SURE you'd blow us all out of the running! :)

    The plans sound awesome! Bummer that the website is still acting screwy - I was hoping, by the time I need to make ADRs for our next trip that all would be running smoothly - only 100+ days until that date and I am starting to get nervous.

    Loved the DL photos! And your friend's dd is just precious! Alli had no hair - just like her - for the longest time. ;)

    Looking forward to your next update Brenda!

    D~
     
  16. DisneyKid4Life

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    OK, not going to lie, you both made me laugh A LOT on that one. AND... yeah it's probably true. :blush:


    Hehe, well slow and steady wins the race Brenda, so if this is still going in 2015, that means you win!! :banana:

    I feel like I got a sneak peak at all your travel plans!! YAY!

    Obviously you are going to LOVE the Christmas season at WDW. It's seriously off the chain. And don't forget about the Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle. :love:

    And OF COURSE I am super duper insanely excited for our get togethers. I can't wait! :hyper:

    Aww Disneyland always decorates so nicely, maybe even more than Magic Kingdom. So pretty.

    And Em and the little girl... too precious!
     
  17. faylynn24

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    Awesome plans for your dec trip! I too will be there during this time! Our dates our dec 3rd-13th! The holiday season is our favorite time to go!
     
  18. maddiebee

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    finally caught up! Saw your Dismeet with Katmark over on her TR. You all seem like such a fun bunch!
    I totally get how you feel with taking pictures. I'm the same way and spend most of my trips anywhere with anyone running to catch up!
    I'm so jealous that you guys are going during Christmas time! Christmas and Disney are my two favorite things so I'm hoping that some day we'll get to go!
     
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    Love the shiny new badge - major congrats on being thread of the month!! :goodvibes Ahhhh...those Christmas pics of Disneyland make me wish I could visit there so badly! It looks gorgeous, especially the castle dusted with snow! :lovestruc Great WDW update as well. :) It's always kinda fun to close out a park. Too bad about the dud photopass person, that's always frustrating. :(
     
  20. OMG Andrea

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    Where do I go to read about Cinderella's Suite tour?!?! :yay:
     
  21. KatMark

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    I am so loving your plans for the December trip. How could I not? They include us. :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: It's too bad Michael is not coming though. :(

    I am so looking forward to our character breakfast with you and your dining friends and hoping we can hit a few attractions together afterwards.

    Yes, a car is a good thing when you have an early morning ADR and we are happy to give you and Em a ride.

    And even though I saw the DL photos on FB and commented, I'll say again that I enjoyed them.
     

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