I wish I could understand why, but it's totally true.I get that. I've always thought flying east was so much harder than flying west.
Yes, I agree. They made it a cohesive whole which I really appreciate aethetics-wise.Me too! It looks a lot better than it used to. Much less of a hodge-podge.
I know!! Soooon... not sure when, but sooooon!!It looks amazing in there. Love the decorations.
There is a place in Anaheim I'm dying to go to someday called the Blind Rabbit.This appeals to me, too. Anything themed for a "secret hideaway" will catch my attention.
Well, apparently not when you're there, anyway.I don't think that downpour is regularly scheduled anymore.
I sure hope so!!That's going to fly by!
That's the BEST way to dine with a group! That way more tastes!There will be four of us, so I suspect that we will be sharing a good deal of the dishes so as to try more.
UGH! How annoying! Wanna borrow the Annoyance O'Meter?OK, one more update down. This particular time it was very annoying for me. Not your fault, but as I mentioned in my previous reply I was delaying the whole dragging my butt out of bed, so I was replying on my phone. And pretty soon, my chrome browser would get hijacked by a Free Walmart Gift card ad. I closed it, opened another and boom! It happened again, I did a whole bunch of stuff that didn't work. So I figured if I just left it there and opened another browser it would leave me alone. Then my browser got hijacked by a YouTube ad. So I gave up and got on with my day, getting dressed, feeding the cats, coffee...
It was super annoying (If you borrow the A O'Meter I'll need it back.)!How annoying that rope drop was not indeed rope drop. I'm not even going to try for FoP, we have a set of FP+ for one of our days, so I'll just be happy with that.
That sounds like perfect timing. A light lunch with dessert before your rich dinner. Someday I'll get to the Boathouse.One thing that we do not have is plans for lunch on the afternoon that we will be spending at Animal Kingdom! Our first FP+ that day is at 1:20PM, so it might be perfect to grab some Mac n Cheese on the way in and then perhaps before or after our Safari hit up one of those giant Cinnamon rolls. Our dinner that night is at the Boathouse, so I think those little morsels would nicely tide us over until our massive dinner!
Work?! But why?!I'll have to come back for your B update. Fran wants me to get some work done. The nerve!
I know!! I really love what they've done with it. I agree it doesn't do my budget any favors, but I VERY rarely buy anything, but love to eat there and browse a little but mostly listen to the music.there are so many places to try at DS! It has really changed, and not very budget friendly, but better offerings.
I'm sorry for your stress. Hope things smooth out soon. I just started your PTR and I saw that you have a grandson on the way! Congratulations! Another trip to Guam in your future?
By now, it's a sort of nostalgic tradition for me. I have others, but that was one of my first memories of the Florida parks. We ate at EoS and the kids spend literally hours in the Lego Store.I agree that DTD is a great way to start the trip. We have always done that as well except for on our "first" trip in 2007 when we stayed at WL and hot MK instead.
Hey There! It certainly has been quite a while and you've been missed. I'm so glad your internet working again and sure hope you'll hang out with us a bit more now!Just wanted to let you know I am still reading We had internet problems and it just started working regularly yesterday so I have a lot of catching up to do.
A lot has changed since you've been and I think you'll like what you see. Loads of new shops, and a TON of awesome new places for a quiet or unique cocktail. And some great live acts at night.I love love love starting the trip at Disney Springs (although, the last time I was there in 2014 it was still Downtown Disney)!
I know how hard it is to quote on the phone so don't blame you for waiting until you got behind a real screen.First if all, my apologies for not responding sooner or more. I keep thinking I need to reply when I get to my computer since multiquoting on phone is so difficult and then I find another and another day has passed without getting to my computer.
Thanks! It is such a picturesque place to enjoy and capture on pixels. Feel free to post photos you take here!!Great pictures of Pandora. It's just so pretty and so many good places for pictures. I haven't done much with my good camera lately because I was doing rides, but I think I'll be doing a camera day only soon.
Awww, shucks.Also great pictures of pretty lady. Who knew that selfies could look that good and as if someone else took them.
I found that amusing as well. Made for fun photos, but I also have to give pause to think at why it needs one.The gorilla...wow...security blanket? Who woulda thunk it?
Thanks!The picture of the bird's nest is cool.
The cinnamon roll is good.
I like each (there and Gastons) for different reasons.
Gastons is softer and doughier). I was taken aback a bit though by caramel or maple flavoring. While I like both caramel and maple, when I was expecting cinnamon, it was a slight shock
Nice reflections on the qualities of the offerings. A little expository tasting is certainly in order to confirm these findings.
You can always ask for them to be left off.Not a boba ball fan, but that drink with the tartness is good.
That's certainly easier, but I want a bit of the "excitement" to kickstart (as you say) the hoopla.I agree with that, but I also think that even going to DTD is too much work. A lot of times I just have something easy to whip up delivered to my room and fran naps while it bakes in the oven, but lately we have just gone to a close resort restaurant and had a quick bite to eat. Which will be the case 12 days from now!
YAY!!!! Super excited for you all!I can understand this. I'm going to kickstart my Disney groove by staying at the VGC this weekend with my besties!
There's always such nice pieces in there to drool over.Fran loves that store!
Actually, I bought a few this trip and the scent was anything but overpowering. If anything, they could have used a bit more "oomph". I think I'll try some lotion or soap this time around. Remember, in many trips past I've done a "Scent of the Trip", and am already thinking of which it might be this time.I don't think I could use those. Just walking into that store with Jill, got me all fragranced out. I'll just stick with my Village Naturals bath salts.
Well that's certainly an intriguing (and delicious!) sounding dessert! This I must try!I might have to do that after one of dinners there, OK well not Boathouse cuase i love their Whiskey Soaked Corn Cake. So Morimoto.
I have as well.... there are still several places I want to try. But this one is for the Sept trip with the kids.I've heard really good reviews of the food there.
That explains a lot!
NO!!!! Jennifer does.Finally at a real computer for a change.
ummm...you poop at parties after a week of Disney eating?
No party at my house after your May trip...just sayin'.
Oh dear...Making me not want to invite you to my house for a party.
I never did Disney Quest so can't comment on that part. I LOVED the Cirque and it coming back is great news! I hope it's true!!That makes perfect sense. My problem is there were only about 4 places at DTD I'm interested in. They closed DisneyQuest. Cirque du soleil is closed (although I've heard they're going to open it back up). Lego store is too expensive. Raglan road doesn't tend to let you hang around long if you're not buying anything. I don't like shopping, so not much in DTD that would hold my attention long, but I completely get not wanting to waste a ticket for just a few hours.
Good..sauntering, not that inferior sashaying stuff.
I hardly EVER buy anything as I look around. I'm mostly there for seeing novel things or simply just soaking up the background music and "vibe". I'm just as turned off at the prices as you are, but it is still nice to browse and enjoy. For me... I guess it's almost kinda like a museum?Okay, maybe just added another to my "okay, at least there's SOMETHING to do at DTD besides overpriced shopping". Oh wait, it's on Disney property and it's a store, so scratch that last part.
LOL!Smelly good? Hmmm.
Halloween bombs? They look like mini cauldrons, but what's in them? Black powder? TNT? C4? We know exploding helicopters makes everything better, so exploding cauldrons would work.
Yes, those are the ones!That first picture, I immediately thought of the song by the crab in Moana.
Raspberry and chocolate. Chocolate is easy enough. The raspberry --- the ones on the far right?
Slow down and enjoy the sights! Lots to see there...Never heard of them before and while they're talented, not sure I'd stop long...but then again, when I'm in DTD, I'm usually trying to go somewhere and then leave vs. just sauntering around.
Which one is the statue?
Making sure they know who's boss.What exactly did the sack (or the wall) do to you to warrant this behavior? Hit the wall, hit the sack...quite a violent night.
How generous!!Mmm, yes! Chris had this last year I believe and ate the whole thing lol. I was allowed to try it though
I wonder if I'll ever see him again like that.that is hysterical!
Correct. Tasty and beautiful, but many of the same priced desserts at the restaurants are much better. Still... I'd get another if the opportunity presented itself.How were they? I've had a couple desserts from there and while they were certainly not BAD, they were......not as good as they looked.
How was the food!?!Awesome! Steve and I ate there in January; you're right, the theme is spectacular.
I remember the ones from the Italy Pavilion back in the day. Loved them too! I've only seen these at Halloween time, so look then!I have yet to find the living statues down there and I'd love to because the ones in Epcot during the Arts festival were so cool.
Yesterday as we were splitting F&W items with Jill I realized that my Dad may not be as up for sharing as the rest of us, it should be interesting.That's the BEST way to dine with a group! That way more tastes!
Nah, I'm good. Now that everything is rented I'm much more chill. Stuff doesn't bother me as bad.UGH! How annoying! Wanna borrow the Annoyance O'Meter?
Like I said I'm pretty chill for now.It was super annoying (If you borrow the A O'Meter I'll need it back.)!
We have a lot of rich and tasty meals planned.That sounds like perfect timing. A light lunch with dessert before your rich dinner. Someday I'll get to the Boathouse.
I know! Really?Work?! But why?!
That's my jacuzzi tub for me.That's certainly easier, but I want a bit of the "excitement" to kickstart (as you say) the hoopla.
Now 11! Nope, haven't even made my lists!12 days?! And now even fewer!! I will get to your thread soon (this weekend) and check to see if you've started packing.
YAY!!!! Super excited for you all!
And sometimes they end up in my house!There's always such nice pieces in there to drool over.
I can't do scents, I have to use unscented detergent and such.Actually, I bought a few this trip and the scent was anything but overpowering. If anything, they could have used a bit more "oomph". I think I'll try some lotion or soap this time around. Remember, in many trips past I've done a "Scent of the Trip", and am already thinking of which it might be this time.
It is! I've had it twice now and both times it was great!Well that's certainly an intriguing (and delicious!) sounding dessert! This I must try!
I may consider this for our January trip.I have as well.... there are still several places I want to try. But this one is for the Sept trip with the kids.
Oh well, I guess you have alot of interesting places to visit, but maybe some day!I know!! I really love what they've done with it. I agree it doesn't do my budget any favors, but I VERY rarely buy anything, but love to eat there and browse a little but mostly listen to the music.
Yes, another little one is due the day after my birthday.
I never made it to Guam, and Andrew is coming home right around the time the baby is due. I wish I'd gotten there, but it just wasn't in the cards.
Bummer, but I know some people really aren't into sharing food. Just means you'll have to go back and try it later.Yesterday as we were splitting F&W items with Jill I realized that my Dad may not be as up for sharing as the rest of us, it should be interesting.
I'm sooooooooo happy for you two!Nah, I'm good. Now that everything is rented I'm much more chill. Stuff doesn't bother me as bad.
Nom, nom, nom....We have a lot of rich and tasty meals planned.
I know! Really?
OH I get that too!! Might have to hot tub some at CSR after DTD.That's my jacuzzi tub for me.
You'll get there.Now 11! Nope, haven't even made my lists!
Lucky you!!And sometimes they end up in my house!
I know they bother a LOT of people with headaches and such.I can't do scents, I have to use unscented detergent and such.
Putting it on a To-Try List.It is! I've had it twice now and both times it was great!
My sister only had good things to say about this place too, so it is definitely on my list...It was pretty late by the time I finished up but I was thrilled I'd found a place that I really love now. I don't think I'd go there every trip simply because DTD has so many good places to offer, but I was quite impressed with my discovery and would totally recommend it to anyone for a good plate of Italian comfort food in a casual, relaxing space.