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

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  1. dtr_angel

    dtr_angel You're really cute, but I have no idea what you ar

    Jan 13, 2008
    Your meal at CRT looks and sounds amazing! Sorry you had so much trouble getting there. I don't know why CRT has never made our short list before but I think you talked me into eating there in December! (luckily I will have a TiW card!) eating during Wishes can't be topped. Your BLT room looks really nice.

    I ended up with a blister yesterday and thought of you :lmao:
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  3. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    Phew! I haven't really had time to DIS this week, but I'm glad to see I didn't get too far behind.

    :woohoo: for missing the rain!

    The Contemporary has never done much for me, but I really love the location and décor in the BLT. HUGE rooms and so many great views!

    Sometimes being late for a dining reservation is unavoidable. We found that out on our way to La Hacienda when that pesky Spaceship Earth got in the way!

    I need to go back and read your review of dinner at CRT- we have never been.

    After your meal did you ask if you could go up to "your suite"?


    ETA: Just read your dining review of CRT. We have never been for breakfast or dinner.

    Usually I am mesmerized by food porn, but this time, I was drooling over the view from your table. WOWSA!!!

    I love the picture of the carousel all lit up and of the fireworks. That first shot is gorgeous!

    But I did manage to pull myself away from your window long enough to check out your food.

    I'm sorry your salad was disappointing. I read the description and I would have been tempted. Until I saw the menu listing for the strawberry salad. YUM!

    I'm glad to hear you were both happy with your entrees.

    Too funny about the dessert. I'm glad you were able to get something to your liking.

  4. Miss Potts

    Miss Potts Mouseketeer

    Mar 2, 2013
    Loved the photos of your room at BLT! We stayed in a studio... Which was nice, BUT I like the 1 bedroom much better!

    I love the Mickey magnet that you have for your schedule! Did you print out schedules for each leg of your trip?! Bc by day 2 my schedule usually starts looking pretty crumpled! Despite my best efforts to keep it neat!
  5. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2010
    I'm inserting a brief pause here...I am traveling this week on company business so I should be back to replying to comments and updating later this week.

    Have a wonderful week folks! :)
  6. teekathepony

    teekathepony DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2009
    Safe travels Brenda!
  7. micandminforever

    micandminforever DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2006
    Traveling Mercies.:goodvibes
  8. Leshaface

    Leshaface DIS Veteran

    Dec 14, 2008
    What a fabulous room! Way more spacious than our little studio at BLT.

    Glad you made it to CRT somewhat on time! I hate being late too, so I know the feeling.

    Safe travels this week :goodvibes
  9. PlutosRHM55

    PlutosRHM55 Pluto's Un-Mentioned Manager

    Sep 14, 2010
    All caught up! :cool1:

    Wow, you were having quite the trip. Sunrise Safari, four different resorts... I didn't realize! Love all the videos by the way! You guys always look like you are having so much fun. I love the one when you were taking the "Which Character Are You" quiz, will definitely have to stop by the Animation Building when I go.

    Love your photos of the Dream Suite! That was so awesome of your former CM friend to do that for you. Such a nice guy. I can only dream ( ;) ) that I would ever get the chance to see the Cinderella Dream Suite. You and Emmy were so lucky!

    Can't wait to hear about the rest of your night at the Magic Kingdom! :mickeyjum

    Oh and safe travels! :teeth:
  10. thornton0511

    thornton0511 DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Hey Brenda! Just wanted to say that I am all caught up finally and still really enjoying your report! Cannot wait to hear more my dear!!
  11. dtr_angel

    dtr_angel You're really cute, but I have no idea what you ar

    Jan 13, 2008
    Safe travels Brenda!
  12. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    I'm back!!!

    Hi, Brenda, I've missed you. Please say hi to Em and Michael for me.

    How sweet of Em to pack for you.

    I cannot believe you and Em had never gone to SAB. I'm not sure why I'm shocked knowing how you are at the parks and going to great restaurants. I'm glad you finally got a chance to try it out.

    Lovely room at the BLT. I've never had a desire to stay there, but your room is gorgeous.

    That parade is always getting in the way. Lovely photo of you and Em with Cinderella (although I have to say you two look much better than her.

    Can't wait to read more.
  13. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

    Mar 31, 2007
    Glad you made it on before the rain.
    Nice room. I keep saying a 1 br would be nice once but Vinny talks me out of it and says not to waste the points. I agree with him and book a studio. Also we never would cook so no need. I do like the laundry room in them though.
    Beautiful room.
    Nice views.
    Glad you were only 5 minutes late. Darn parade.
    Great updates and pics.
  14. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2010
    I'm back in town and prepared to get caught up this weekend! I have a lot of your DRs/TRs/PTRs to visit. :)

    Funny how I adore BLT as well as AKL. Completely different styles but I love them both. Go figure. :confused3

    Oh yes,'s very important to my sanity.

    We were definitely lucky with the seating for CRT - especially with the timing for Wishes. I think you are correct in your observation... take a look at any CRT dinner times available in July and they are all after 9pm. :)

    Those BLT rooms are really like mini apartments. I suppose that's why they call them villas. :rolleyes:

    I should have done my homework and remembered when MSEP was scheduled. It may have saved me from apologizing for being late. Despite that minor delay, at least we arrived.

    It was nice to come "home" to our favorite non AKL resort! :laughing: I loved having all the comforts of home in the villa. And no, I didn't vacuum or wash dishes so it was all the better!

    I'm glad the CMs were so nice and forgiving of our tardiness. Just remember, looks are deceiving! :rotfl: I've had worse so I shouldn't complain. All of Em's choices (except that clock strikes midnight dessert) were very good.

    Ha ha! I will admit it! I'm a wimp. We run for cover at the first sign of a storm or if it's too hot!

    Thanks, we just happen to love BLT although it's not everyone's cup of tea.

    If I'd have checked the schedule I would have noted that important little fact about MSEP. Lesson learned to give myself a little more time.

    Cinderella's dress is beautiful. Wouldn't it be fun if she loaned out her dress to one of us commoners? :cloud9:

    I'm a fan of the lake view at BLT since it has a front-seat view of the sunrise.

    I suppose I won't melt so it shouldn't have been a big deal but making in on the bus before the rain started felt like a big win!

    No kidding! There's legendary stories about competing for ADRs at CRT. Rising at 3am PT, oh wait, that's what I did before! ;) And the perfect spot for a dead center Wishes view wasn't bad either.

    I was so relieved that Em was up and packed let alone the fact that she had all the bags ready and waiting for bell service.

    SAB is so fun so I'm glad that we took the plunge, figuratively and literally!
  15. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2010
    Well, I did look a little melty and ick so I can see where you could rather "feel" the humidity.

    I'm pretty sure those balloons at AK packed a helium punch and required your Canadian muscle. We were lucky that these were just the tame DHS variety!

    Ha ha! The infamous survey moment. Yes, at least we were not side-tracked with that silliness. Although we are not done with surveys this trip... dun dun dun dun!

    Gawsh, yes 6 more nights which translates to 60% complete for this sucker.

    I'm thinking you are right about those utilidoors otherwise known as the Baytilidors!

    You have such a great memory! Yes, Em knows the rule.... keep going.

    Rob, it's always so good to see you hanging in here with this loooong TR. I need to get caught up post haste with yours. :)

    Thank you Linda! I have to say that it really isn't much stress at all to resort hop. We just keep our afternoon plans flexible.

    Hi MK! The good thing about BLT is there's not a bad view - it's either the lake or MK (ok, with some parking lot!) If only my villa experience included the VGF! I'm completely jealous.

    Oh, I love breakfast at CRT! If you are booked before park open that will be even more special. I know you eat healthy but the stuffed French toast at CRT for breakfast is really good!

    Thanks! It was a short but sweet solo morning! I'm glad all the parks have the picture frames now. They are such a cute prop.

    I agree, there's some mysterious pull to Sci-Fi dining - definitely it has to do with the theming. But those burgers aren't bad. Watch them be the same burgers as are served next door at the ABC Commissary. :laughing:

    Shuttling back and forth from MK to the resort for a mid-day break is so easy with BLT. Convenience for mom and dad with little ones is a plus!

    Glad you got a chuckle Roni!

    Now you can mark off your list, photos of a BLT 1 bdrm = check! :laughing:

    The first time we dined at CRT we were by a window so we were a little spoiled. I was curious as to the view so that worked out well. I'm sure lunch at CRT was a lot of fun and Miss Willow must have been in her finest princess outfit - I'm guessing Cinderella. :)

    It was so very nice! We were lucky enough to have perfect timing with the seating.

    Oh my! I worry about that every trip. What did I leave in a closet or plugged in in some out of the way place. Considering I came home missing a shoe once, it can happen! Much better to leave my shoe behind rather than a credit card or ipod for sure!

    I'm a punctual person so being tardy makes me squirm. ;)

    Isn't that great about the book. The chapters are short so you can squeeze in a few in a short period of time. I'm glad that you are enjoying it.
  16. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2010
    Oh, I'm glad you had some great memories! You just can't beat being so close to MK. It's fortunate that any monorail ride home is the first stop!

    Exactly, that laundry room was our place to store the luggage and miscellaneous items. Although I did trip over Em's suitcase in there one morning but that's another story!

    That's funny you mention doing laundry because you can.... Em did that the first time we stayed in a villa. She figured it was a novel thing so why not! The side effect of your laundry already being done isn't bad either.

    Definitely a big change in theming between those two resorts. As different as they are they both had a lake outside our window. But I do love that space.

    I should have told the entire story about the wind and my dress on the walkway to BLT from CR. There was a guy in a scooter, scooting along when I was walking across the bridge right when that happened. He said, whoa Marilyn moment there. So he dubbed it my Marilyn moment.

    Ha ha! Considering Em and I are fairly short any of those princesses will be taller than us but that Cinderella must have been at least 5' 6" :rotfl:

    Oh, the CR garden wing is very nice. I always thought it odd that they had a separate wing of rooms but then they destroyed the North wing or whatever it was that BLT replaced. I thought some of the largest rooms are located in the garden wing. :confused3

    It pays to read the parade schedule I tell ya! I could have avoided the whole mess if I'd planned that one better.

    Hi Wendy! I was pretty relieved to see those raindrops AFTER we were on the bus! Ha ha! yes, my wind baby didn't get wet. :upsidedow

    Thanks, we love BLT.

    I would imagine CRT is a tough one to sell to a big group. You kinda have to like characters and the inflated cost of eating in the castle. But if it works out great!

    I didn't know that they rope off the entire castle area all the way over to Mickey's Philharmagic. I suppose they are cautious with those fireworks. Yeah, if they reprimanded us for being late I would have stood myself in a corner out of guilt! :p

    Thank you so much cstorm. I appreciate you reading! I noticed you had a TR going as well so I popped over and enjoyed reading... I still need to read through your entire TR! We have an Oklahoma connection! :)

    I've seen the Emporium be a safe haven from rain, and a short cut for parades. Either way it can get crazy in there huh!

    That's definitely one ADR that you don't want to miss since it is pre-paid! ;)

    Thanks again for reading!

    Hi Timmy! I'm so glad to see you popping in! I just got caught up with your PTR. You have some exciting stuff happening aside from trip planning. :)

    No problem about following along. As a student and an avid Disney fan planning your own trip I can't imagine that you have much free time! ;)
  17. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2010
    Thanks Melissa! Definitely that TiW card takes a good chunk out of the bill. When you use TiW for CRT they don't discount the entire cost since they portion out the photo package that is not subject to the discount. It still works out to about a 15% discount or so. I hope that makes sense.

    Oh no! You need some Mickey band-aids for your blister! That's funny that you remembered my little blister episode.

    I'll never forget your little SE detour for La Hacienda. That's classic Dee. :)

    Ha ha! Yes, we should have said we're ready to be taken to our DS now. That or you can send our dinner bill to Cindy! We were her guests after all.

    We were lucky with the fantastic view at our table. It was a great perspective for the fireworks. Dinner was pretty good despite my blah salad. I was glad that Em was in a sharing mood since her strawberry/feta salad was delish!

    As long as dessert is not chocolate I'm pretty good so go figure why I tried hers. The cupcake ended up being perfect!

    Thanks for catching up! I must do the same if you've updated in the last week or two.

    Oh man, the 1 bedroom just feel so luxurious because of all that space. Two people really don't need that much room but we book with discounts so what the heck!

    I got a three pack of magnets before our trip at the Disney Store so they were perfect.

    I actually print a couple copies of the "master schedule" since the one I carry around is completely destroyed in my bag. I keep the fresh copy on the fridge. I should share a photo of the schedule by day 12. Yikes!

    Thanks Wendy! I can say that I was a good driver since I made it back in one piece! :laughing:

    Thanks so much! :goodvibes Mercies were extended!

    There's a big difference between the space for a studio vs 1 bedroom but not a huge difference in cost. We'll be in a studio at BLT in May.

    That was a big relief to finally check in a few minutes late and not be scolded for being tardy! Whew!

    Thanks sweetie!

    Wow! You really did get caught up!

    That Character quiz is fun. I've been Tarzan, Jafar, and Ursula so far! :)

    You just never know if you are in the right place at the right time, anything could happen.

    Thanks for getting caught up and thanks!

    Yay!!! Glad you are caught up! :thumbsup2 I should be ready to share more this weekend.

    Thanks Melissa!

    Welcome back Kathy! I followed your FB posts so I have an idea of some of the fun that you had. (And the breakfast pics for Barry!) Between you being gone and me traveling for work I think we definitely missed each other. :hug:

    SAB finally worked out. Now I don't know why we waited so long. We'll not be back at YC anytime in the near future so I'll have to try that clown slide at BW next month.

    I'm a villas fan and BLT happens to be one of my favorites. Speaking of villas, I know you are doing Kidani. I'll be trying the Jamo AKV next month. I'm pretty excited about that.

    Oh, you are so sweet, thanks for the kind comment. Cynthia remarked how tall that Cinderella was. You know how short we are so maybe she was average height!! :lmao:

    Talk soon my friend! :goodvibes

    Hi Scott! We barely made it before that rain started.

    I agree, it is a waste of points to book a 1 bedroom if you don't need the space. I keep thinking that one time I'll actually cook and make use of that kitchen. One day.... I may surprise myself. The laundry room was very nice.

    Yeah.... if I'd of checked the schedule I could have avoided that little delay. Live and learn right?

    take care and stay warm!
  18. peachmermaid

    peachmermaid Mouseketeer

    Apr 16, 2013
    Good thing you missed the rain!! Those downpours can be a killer.

    Bay Lake towers look sooooo nice. Perfectly decorated too. When can I move in? :)

    I'm just enchanted by the electrical parade. I don't blame you for taking pictures on your way to visit Cinderella! She's a kind & patient princess, so she'll wait. I love the royal table. It's just the dream, to be able to dine in there. It's just one of the magical memories you keep in your heart always.
  19. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2010
    I know, I just may melt if stuck in the rain! ;) Or at the very least get poncho head from the hood.

    Wouldn't BLT be a killer location to set up residence. That view! That park! Ahhh one can dream.

    Speaking of MSEP.... next update in a few minutes may just have some more about that....
  20. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2010
    Saturday August 24, 2013: Day 9, Part 5

    Following dinner, MSEP was reprising its performance so we stopped to watch from the top of the castle platform area overlooking the hub.








    After the parade passed I looked behind us and saw a nearly deserted breezeway through the castle. It was a stark contrast to the crowds in front of us.


    One of the security CMs offered to take our photo in front of the backlit castle. He must have had some amateur photographer in him since he decided to be creative and directed the angle of the camera to face sharply upwards. What resulted was an up-your-nose angle with the photo. However, he did a great job capturing the time of time on the clock!


    We lurked on Main Street because we were on a mission. We have 3 or 4 wands and wishing stars from CRT so we wanted to find two little princesses to whom we could give our CRT swag. This is easier said than done. We had criteria. It had to be a family with only two little girls. It couldn’t be a girl and a boy since we didn’t want the boy to be left out. It couldn’t be a family with more than two little girls for obvious reasons. It could be 2 single girl families but those were hard to find believe it or not.



    While posing for the above photo Em spied THE family that happened to be in the frame. The family had two small girls who were excited to have the wands and wishing stars. The parents were very thankful. No problem.

    Shutting down Main Street

    It was almost midnight!

    Good deed done we walked back to BLT and called it a night.

  21. smile4stamps

    smile4stamps DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    I can't believe that was your first time to Stormalong Bay! I've heard such awesome things about that resorts pool! Thats probably as close as I will ever be to a hotel gym lol.

    I've not dined at Sci-Fi.. I guess I love Fried Chicken more than corny film clips and so so burgers!

    Thank goodness you missed that rain! It looks like it did in DL a few weeks ago!!

    Your room at BLT looks really nice!

    I've never dined at CRT.. Someday... maybe...

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