D23 2019 UPDATE 11/27 May or May not be rushing through this day to get to D23!!

lurkergirl

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The balcony at Club 33, overlooking New Orleans Square, is such a special spot! 💗
@soniam The Cliff Dweller had ice pellets, so for sure drinking it second with a delay caused the watered down taste. I don’t drink, so I loved it. 😂
 

OhioStateBuckeye

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What an amazing experience! The food looks amazing. I hope to one day have the chance to dine there.

Can't wait to read your D23 stuff!
I've been trying to rush through to get to the D23 stuff but I'm just too long winded hahahaha. The proble was we had the majority of our DL days before D23, then just did half a day on Monday after the expo.

I'm getting there! Slowly but surely.

Club 33 - How fun! Oh right, I was there! Glad we could invite you along - a big thank you to our member friend - who prefers to remain anonymous - for letting us invite a guest. We really appreciated all your advice on D23 and I know you made our 3 days a lot smoother than it would've been otherwise, so very happy to do this as a "thank you"!

This was my third time in the Club - once with the Backstage Magic tour and only the second as a guest of a member - but as I said to you, every time I feel like this could be my last so I really like to savor it - I don't mind if it takes 3 hours - and the time really flew by. The food is really wonderful, it's definitely gourmet. I agree I don't know the best way to describe the flavors, but it was all really good. I'll probably not get to Club 33 day for a few weeks on my TR - I still think I'm on Day 1 and this is Day 4 for us. Are you going to share the merch you bought as well?
I'm excited to see what you'll write about the experience!

Yeah, I posted the picture of Gelatoni modeling the ears after you had posted this.

I guess that is the problem with my type of trip report writing, I just write mine directly into here, so I post as I write. I end up with time gaps in between the posts even though it's one continuous stream of thought. DISboards only lets me put 10 pictures per post :( No matter what size I make them.

Looks amazing! I should have packed something a little nice :sad2:
I know :(

I got the Yub Nub, which came in the Endor mug on the left, and the Cliff Dweller, which came in the Porg mug on the right. I mainly bought these for the mugs, which were much appreciated by my husband and son, who had to stay home. The Yub Nub is alcoholic. It was good, kind of like a Mai Tai; however, it wasn't very strong in alcohol or flavor. The Cliff Dweller was non-alcoholic. I did mostly drink it second, so maybe it had watered down a lot. However, it did taste pretty weak and watered down. It mainly tasted like watered down ginger ale with maybe a very slight hint of citrus. I don't remember tasting coconut or the hibiscus grenadine :( I think it would have been had it not been mostly water. In fact, both drinks and every visit I had at Oga's, the drinks had way too much ice. The ice was watering down the drinks, and it made it hard to hold the glass/mug. Also, I really wanted to get the mugs ASAP, in case they ran out. So, I felt compelled, not by the good power though, to drink as much of them as possible, and as quickly as possible, in case they kicked us out for exceeding our time. I kept getting a brain freeze. We were never actually pressured on time though. I would like to try the Yub Nub again but drink it more slowly. They gave me new mugs in boxes, each in a paper bag. They also put 2 of each style of coaster in the bags.
I am pretty sure I'm getting the Yub Nub in October, so I'll let you know if I was disappointed.

Oh yeah, I should take pictures of the coasters! I thought they were really cool.

For me, the time limit wasn't going to be an issue. Like I said, not a big stander, I like to sit. So the lack of seating is probably a good way to get people to move along.

The balcony at Club 33, overlooking New Orleans Square, is such a special spot! 💗
Very pretty. That whole area was so nice.
 
  • tikimao

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    Really enjoyed your report so far! Hoping you have the chance to write up the rest of your trip:-).

    I too had the Jet Juice and was disappointed it was so small. It was on the strong side, so I sipped very slowly. My DD got the Porg mug drink and she let me try it--I could really taste the coconut & tropical flavours.
     
  • dolewhipdreams

    Counting days until my next Dole Whip
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    How did I completely miss that you started a TR??

    Well I'm here now and I'm loving it, especially the Club 33 recap. Bless you for taking so many photos so I can live vicariously through them!
     

    OhioStateBuckeye

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    Sorry everyone! We schedule way too many trips in the fall. But the holidays are the best times to travel to Disney! We just got back from a fantastic HHN/Disney trip where we hung out a lot with @soniam and some other friends. Looking at you @yulilin3 and other people who don't post on here anymore.

    We have a very merrytime cruise in a couple weeks. I am going to try to work on this a lot more before we leave.

    Really enjoyed your report so far! Hoping you have the chance to write up the rest of your trip:-).

    I too had the Jet Juice and was disappointed it was so small. It was on the strong side, so I sipped very slowly. My DD got the Porg mug drink and she let me try it--I could really taste the coconut & tropical flavours.
    We went to WDW the first week of October and I got the nice Ewok mug. Still haven't got the Porg one. I just loved the Ewok one, looks like something the Ewoks would have made themselves (apparently, I don't think they are very sophisticated artists).

    Please Ma'am, I want some more!
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    Please tell me there's more to come!
    It's coming!

    She was busy keeping me in line at Universal a few weeks ago. I guess she hasn't recovered yet :rotfl2:
    Nope. Too many vacations. Which is not a bad thing. But next year, I might want to schedule stuff in between March-August. Instead of cramming things into 3 months.

    How did I completely miss that you started a TR??

    Well I'm here now and I'm loving it, especially the Club 33 recap. Bless you for taking so many photos so I can live vicariously through them!
    That's ok, I am terrible keeping up with yours :( It was so much easier when I didn't do that much at work. Now I have to work more and DIS less.
     

    OhioStateBuckeye

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    Happy Thanksgiving all!! Let's talk about August.

    Thursday morning, to be exact. One day until D23.

    We had our EMH today.

    We did our best to make it to Peter Pan right away.

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    We ended up with about a 20 minute wait. I really don't mind longer waits so long as you're always moving (yes, that was a dig at FP).

    I usually try to do Peter Pan at the end of the park day, but that wouldn't work this trip so we just waited.

    Next up with Pinocchio and Snow White in quick succession. I am a bit worried about what they'll do to Snow White with the updates.

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    And can't forget this drunken fellow:

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    Next up we went to Alice, which didn't have a long wait at all. This has got to be the snootiest of the ride vehicles at any Disney park:

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    The parks were incredibly empty, just like the previous days, so we about walked onto Matterhorn.

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    I really do miss these days at DL. Such a dream to visit an empty park. Next up we headed to IASW. It was such an early hour, it was only 8:30 am at this time.

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    Yay generic school!

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    Next up was Hyperspace, my favorite. @soniam is on there too, just hidden behind Brian's head. We used a maxpass because I'd decided I wanted to buy it at least one day for the photopass pics in Galaxy's Edge.

    I miss that ride. I still kind of think it's a better Star Wars ride than Smuggler's Run. That music is just awesome.

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    Then it was time for Star Tours. It was barely 9 am at this time. Geez, I'm jealous of my past self.

    Next up was time for some special beignets and mint juleps.

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    I think I prefer the original Mint Julep.

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    OhioStateBuckeye

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    Our other friend, Emily, arrived at this time. Whole gangs getting back together! That's what D23 has kind of turned into. In 2017 we had a reunion pic with our ABD Backstage Magic group (unplanned beforehand) and we had about 20 of us there. It's just a place to meet up with your Disney loving friends you've met throughout the years.

    After beignets, we hopped onto HM.

    I wonder if these birds ganged up on the cat and that's how they all ended up there. An epic battle.

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    Time for Galaxy's Edge!!!

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    We passed Rey coming and I grabbed her for a pic. Not physically grab, don't touch the talent, people.

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    Time for a ronto wrap:

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    I love these things! A bit spicey, perhaps, but Brian has been sneaking chiles and spices into my food for years so I have a pretty good immunity.

    I forget what this was, but nobody cared for it:

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    I also took a pic of my water so it wouldn't feel left out:

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    I kind of like this pic, though it isn't traditionally good:

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    So it was time for Hyperspace again, naturally.

    We had a good time running around and looking in gift shops. We all love Star Wars, so it was good times.

    Then...

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    No one was a big fan. Give me frozen butterbeer any day!

    The Imperial officer in the picture below was giving us some grief.

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    We had got another maxpass for Hyperspace so we headed over by way of stage coach:

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  • OhioStateBuckeye

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    Then I got absolutely owned by the Wicked Queen. She was walking by and I asked if I could get a picture.

    She asked me if that was how I said hello. Chastised.
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    We made some fastpasses for DCA, so we headed over there.

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    Time for Soarin! This was the original Soarin, so we were all pretty ecstatic. Still a better attraction than Soarin Over the World.

    We took the long way walking over to Lamplight Lounge. We had a very early Lamplight Lounge dinner and our 5th friend, Lori, was also joining us.

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    We got a bunch of appetizers and shared around:

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    Dinner was delicious and we finished it off by sharing a cookie num num.

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    Delicious.
     

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    OhioStateBuckeye

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    After that 4 of us had fastpasses for GOTG.

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    We headed back to DL and took the train around.

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    We had another Oga's reservation.

    I didn't take many pictures because we were just chatting a lot and having fun.

    After that, we did the single rider for Smuggler's. I had to get a picture with my Rebels Force Owl.

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    Emily took off to get some sleep and the rest of us decided to hang out and watch the fireworks from the Falcon.

    Chewie ended up showing up a few mintues before they started and he ran around greeting people.

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    Chewie notwithstanding, I thought fireworks from here were spectacular. Of course you can't hear the music, but the location can't be beat.

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    The parks were open for a while longer, but we all agreed that we needed to head back since the first day of D23 would dawn very early the next morning.

    It had been a very fun, successful day. I was a bit sad we couldn't stay longer, but D23 was calling!
     

    soniam

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    I heard the best description of blue and green milk, watered down latex paint :rotfl2:
     

    dolewhipdreams

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    I am a bit worried about what they'll do to Snow White with the updates.
    I'm a nice blend of worried and excited. I think they could do some wonderful stuff but I just hope they keep the essence of it.

    This has got to be the snootiest of the ride vehicles at any Disney park:
    He is absolutely disgusted at the thought of you using him as transportation.

    Yay generic school!
    Go sports!

    I wonder if these birds ganged up on the cat and that's how they all ended up there. An epic battle.
    :rotfl2:
    I kind of like this pic, though it isn't traditionally good:
    Really cool shot!

    She asked me if that was how I said hello. Chastised.
    Oh dang, burrrned.

    Those fireworks photos looked awesome from SWGE!
     

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