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Is that it for summer offers?

Mon, 2018-01-29 14:11
We're planning to be there late in August and right now it looks like the only offer for that time is the one with just one free quick service meal. Is that it or is there any expectation of a better package coming out?
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Is that it for summer offers?

Mon, 2018-01-29 14:11
We're planning to be there late in August and right now it looks like the only offer for that time is the one with just one free quick service meal. Is that it or is there any expectation of a better package coming out?
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One day in AK.

Mon, 2018-01-29 11:18
Sitting at home (in Tampa) yesterday morning waiting for the rain to come. For grins and giggles, I looked at a fast pass for FOP. What?!?!?! Two were available for 4:00 pm.

I told my wife to get dressed; we're going to AK. I made a FP for Primeval Whirl and Dinosaur on the drive over.

We got there around 11:30. The sky was looking kinda grey. Would the rain hold out? First stop, Flame Tree Bar B Cue. We split a pork sandwich with onion rings, then headed off in the park.

We got to EE. My wife told me to hit the single rider line while she went to the restroom. The wait said 30 minutes. I was on and through with the ride in less than 15 minutes. Odd note: even though I was in the SR line, the guy in front of me and I were put in the same car.


We headed over to Dinoland. The line for Dinosaur was 20 minutes so we decided to ride. We got on in about 10 minutes.

We headed over to Primeval Whirl. Our FP was still 30 minutes away but the lines was only 20 minutes, so we decided to hop on. The ride was going well then SLAM! We came to a crashing stop. We didn't move for about 5 minutes when an announcement was made that the ride was in a malfunction and not to exit the vehicle. 10 minutes later, we were "evacuated" by ladder. We were provided a FP for any ride but FOP or Rivers of Light.

We decided to use our PW FP to finish the ride we started. Only the left side was operating now, so the line was slow. It was just as well because the sky opened up and a heavy downpour arrived. We stayed under cover of the cue for a few minutes, then went on the ride when the rain stopped.

We headed back to EE and used the FPs there.

We headed over to the Safari ride but not before we stopped to watch the monkeys and go on the Maharaj Jungle Trek. The Safari was good. Lots of animals were spotted. The truck was delayed several times for animals on the road.

It was getting close to our 4:00 pm FOP FP so we went to Pandora. I am not familiar at all with the Avatar movie so I am not sure what I was looking at, but it was impressive. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our FP time. The sky was getting dark again.

FOP was fantastic. I didn't care for the little vibrations on my stomach and back, but that is a small gripe. I was surprised how long the ride was. As fantastic as FOP is, I wouldn't stand in line for 120 minutes to ride it.

We had a 6:35 FP left, but when we exited FOP, it was lightly sprinkling. We decided to forgo the last FP and headed to the exit. The rain steadily grew. As soon as we got in the car, the bottom fell out and we drove all the way back to Tampa in heavy rain.
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One day in AK.

Mon, 2018-01-29 11:18
Sitting at home (in Tampa) yesterday morning waiting for the rain to come. For grins and giggles, I looked at a fast pass for FOP. What?!?!?! Two were available for 4:00 pm.

I told my wife to get dressed; we're going to AK. I made a FP for Primeval Whirl and Dinosaur on the drive over.

We got there around 11:30. The sky was looking kinda grey. Would the rain hold out? First stop, Flame Tree Bar B Cue. We split a pork sandwich with onion rings, then headed off in the park.

We got to EE. My wife told me to hit the single rider line while she went to the restroom. The wait said 30 minutes. I was on and through with the ride in less than 15 minutes. Odd note: even though I was in the SR line, the guy in front of me and I were put in the same car.


We headed over to Dinoland. The line for Dinosaur was 20 minutes so we decided to ride. We got on in about 10 minutes.

We headed over to Primeval Whirl. Our FP was still 30 minutes away but the lines was only 20 minutes, so we decided to hop on. The ride was going well then SLAM! We came to a crashing stop. We didn't move for about 5 minutes when an announcement was made that the ride was in a malfunction and not to exit the vehicle. 10 minutes later, we were "evacuated" by ladder. We were provided a FP for any ride but FOP or Rivers of Light.

We decided to use our PW FP to finish the ride we started. Only the left side was operating now, so the line was slow. It was just as well because the sky opened up and a heavy downpour arrived. We stayed under cover of the cue for a few minutes, then went on the ride when the rain stopped.

We headed back to EE and used the FPs there.

We headed over to the Safari ride but not before we stopped to watch the monkeys and go on the Maharaj Jungle Trek. The Safari was good. Lots of animals were spotted. The truck was delayed several times for animals on the road.

It was getting close to our 4:00 pm FOP FP so we went to Pandora. I am not familiar at all with the Avatar movie so I am not sure what I was looking at, but it was impressive. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our FP time. The sky was getting dark again.

FOP was fantastic. I didn't care for the little vibrations on my stomach and back, but that is a small gripe. I was surprised how long the ride was. As fantastic as FOP is, I wouldn't stand in line for 120 minutes to ride it.

We had a 6:35 FP left, but when we exited FOP, it was lightly sprinkling. We decided to forgo the last FP and headed to the exit. The rain steadily grew. As soon as we got in the car, the bottom fell out and we drove all the way back to Tampa in heavy rain.
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Mind-Blowing Fact Related to Intercot

Mon, 2018-01-29 05:10
When I first joined Intercot, it was in 2000-2001-ish? My daughter didn't exist yet. I was married to my ex-husband, and I was very young.

Now, here we are in 2018. My daughter is 15 and learning to drive (Hardest thing I have had to experience as an adult, besides divorce). I am married to my forever (2nd) husband, have been a nurse for 18 years, and feel old. :(

Yet, it all seems like the brand new to Intercot me was just a couple of years ago. Time is crazy that way! :ill:
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Mind-Blowing Fact Related to Intercot

Mon, 2018-01-29 05:10
When I first joined Intercot, it was in 2000-2001-ish? My daughter didn't exist yet. I was married to my ex-husband, and I was very young.

Now, here we are in 2018. My daughter is 15 and learning to drive (Hardest thing I have had to experience as an adult, besides divorce). I am married to my forever (2nd) husband, have been a nurse for 18 years, and feel old. :(

Yet, it all seems like the brand new to Intercot me was just a couple of years ago. Time is crazy that way! :ill:
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Walt Disney World Puts the Winter Dining Spotlight on Specialty Soups

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:59
For the Floridan "winter" months, Walt Disney World has put the spotlight on its many specialty soups:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Walt Disney World Resort has some delightful soups ... like the famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup that can be found at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot. This soup is made with Moosehead Beer and applewood-smoked bacon and pairs perfectly with pretzel bread.



This cheddar cheese soup can also be found at Refreshment Port in a smaller, on-the-go portion! If you travel to the China pavilion and visit Nine Dragons Restaurant, you’ll find some delicious hot-and-sour soup. Or take a stroll to The Land to visit Sunshine Seasons, where you can pick up some beef chili, pumpkin squash soup or roasted tomato soup.

In Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll find some tasty New England clam chowder and vegetarian chili at Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square. And over in New Fantasyland, if you’re dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant, you’ll find ... the French onion soup topped with a crouton and Gruyère cheese for both the lunch and dinner periods, also vegetarian! For lunch, you’ll also find Potato Leak Soup on the menu, while on the dinner menu you’ll find delicious a lobster bisque served with crème fraîche. And just a quick monorail ride away, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has their own traditional French onion soup – Caramelized Onion Soup Gratinée, which can be found at the Grand Floridian Café.

Other dining locations with gourmet soups include The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, where you can order a creamy forest mushroom soup with herb oil and shiitake mushrooms. And at The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find an Florida Tomato Soup served with a Cotswold cheddar fritter.

On safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Stop by Tiffins to try their butternut squash soup with coconut-curry poached Key West pink shrimp. Or if you’re staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, then you’ll be excited to find that Boma – Flavors of Africa has 13 different authentic African soups and stews, including Ghanian Oxtail Stew and spicy Nigerian peanut soup – yum!
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Walt Disney World Puts the Winter Dining Spotlight on Specialty Soups

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:59
For the Floridan "winter" months, Walt Disney World has put the spotlight on its many specialty soups:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Walt Disney World Resort has some delightful soups ... like the famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup that can be found at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot. This soup is made with Moosehead Beer and applewood-smoked bacon and pairs perfectly with pretzel bread.



This cheddar cheese soup can also be found at Refreshment Port in a smaller, on-the-go portion! If you travel to the China pavilion and visit Nine Dragons Restaurant, you’ll find some delicious hot-and-sour soup. Or take a stroll to The Land to visit Sunshine Seasons, where you can pick up some beef chili, pumpkin squash soup or roasted tomato soup.

In Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll find some tasty New England clam chowder and vegetarian chili at Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square. And over in New Fantasyland, if you’re dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant, you’ll find ... the French onion soup topped with a crouton and Gruyère cheese for both the lunch and dinner periods, also vegetarian! For lunch, you’ll also find Potato Leak Soup on the menu, while on the dinner menu you’ll find delicious a lobster bisque served with crème fraîche. And just a quick monorail ride away, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has their own traditional French onion soup – Caramelized Onion Soup Gratinée, which can be found at the Grand Floridian Café.

Other dining locations with gourmet soups include The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, where you can order a creamy forest mushroom soup with herb oil and shiitake mushrooms. And at The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find an Florida Tomato Soup served with a Cotswold cheddar fritter.

On safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Stop by Tiffins to try their butternut squash soup with coconut-curry poached Key West pink shrimp. Or if you’re staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, then you’ll be excited to find that Boma – Flavors of Africa has 13 different authentic African soups and stews, including Ghanian Oxtail Stew and spicy Nigerian peanut soup – yum!
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Disneyland Showcases Its Breadth of Soup Options

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:46
Disneyland is showcasing its Bread Bowl and other soup options:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

... At Disneyland Park, you can find some delicious chicken gumbo at Café Orleans in New Orleans Square. And at Harbour Galley in Critter Country, you’ll find some classic cheddar broccoli soup, clam chowder and a seasonal soup, which currently is a chicken pot pie. What’s even better is that all of these are served in sourdough bread bowls!

You can also find sourdough bread bowls at Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure park, which features clam chowder, broccoli and cheese, and loaded baked potato soups. In addition, Carnation Café is currently offering baked potato soup with bacon, cheddar, Monterey Jack, sour cream and chives. And if you’re dining at Carthay Circle Restaurant, you won’t want to miss the soup of roasted parsnip accented with winter pears, dried cranberries and rosemary ham. Attached Images  
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Disneyland Showcases Its Breadth of Soup Options

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:46
Disneyland is showcasing its Bread Bowl and other soup options:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

... At Disneyland Park, you can find some delicious chicken gumbo at Café Orleans in New Orleans Square. And at Harbour Galley in Critter Country, you’ll find some classic cheddar broccoli soup, clam chowder and a seasonal soup, which currently is a chicken pot pie. What’s even better is that all of these are served in sourdough bread bowls!

You can also find sourdough bread bowls at Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure park, which features clam chowder, broccoli and cheese, and loaded baked potato soups. In addition, Carnation Café is currently offering baked potato soup with bacon, cheddar, Monterey Jack, sour cream and chives. And if you’re dining at Carthay Circle Restaurant, you won’t want to miss the soup of roasted parsnip accented with winter pears, dried cranberries and rosemary ham. Attached Images  
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2018 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Adds Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:39
Epcot has announced a second (and new) scavenger hunt activity for the 2018 International Flower & Garden Festival:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

... we’re featuring a new springtime scavenger hunt called Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration. In this hunt, Disney’s favorite honey bee, Spike, has been pollinating his way around the festival, giving gardeners of any age the chance to follow his pollination trail around World Showcase at Epcot.

It’s easy to start this new scavenger hunt. Just pick up a garden map and stickers at Port of Entry. Then, it’s time to look for Spike!

As you explore the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, be on the lookout for Spike as he pollinates Epcot’s gardens. In each garden, you’ll have to search for the plant Spike has pollinated, identifiable by Spike himself and a Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration plant stake. Once you find him, add the corresponding sticker to your map.

After your journey is complete, return your map for a springtime surprise.

Maps and stickers for Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration can be purchased for $5.99, plus tax at Port of Entry.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration will run for the duration of the Flower & Garden Festival (February 28-May 28).
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2018 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Adds Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:39
Epcot has announced a second (and new) scavenger hunt activity for the 2018 International Flower & Garden Festival:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

... we’re featuring a new springtime scavenger hunt called Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration. In this hunt, Disney’s favorite honey bee, Spike, has been pollinating his way around the festival, giving gardeners of any age the chance to follow his pollination trail around World Showcase at Epcot.

It’s easy to start this new scavenger hunt. Just pick up a garden map and stickers at Port of Entry. Then, it’s time to look for Spike!

As you explore the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, be on the lookout for Spike as he pollinates Epcot’s gardens. In each garden, you’ll have to search for the plant Spike has pollinated, identifiable by Spike himself and a Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration plant stake. Once you find him, add the corresponding sticker to your map.

After your journey is complete, return your map for a springtime surprise.

Maps and stickers for Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration can be purchased for $5.99, plus tax at Port of Entry.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration will run for the duration of the Flower & Garden Festival (February 28-May 28).
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Egg-stravaganza Returns for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:13
Epcot has announced the return of its Egg Themed Scavenger Hunt:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

From March 16 through April 1, guests visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival can participate in our Egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt – hunting high and low in World Showcase for “eggs” that portray favorite Disney characters.

As you find the hidden Disney Character-themed “eggs” in the park, you record your discoveries by placing a corresponding sticker on a specially themed Egg-stravaganza map. Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.99, plus tax at the following parks and locations:

-Disney Trader
-Pin Central
-World Traveler

When you find all of the “eggs” and complete your scavenger hunt map, you then return it to Disney Traders for a sp-egg-tacular surprise.

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Egg-stravaganza Returns for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:13
Epcot has announced the return of its Egg Themed Scavenger Hunt:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

From March 16 through April 1, guests visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival can participate in our Egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt – hunting high and low in World Showcase for “eggs” that portray favorite Disney characters.

As you find the hidden Disney Character-themed “eggs” in the park, you record your discoveries by placing a corresponding sticker on a specially themed Egg-stravaganza map. Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.99, plus tax at the following parks and locations:

-Disney Trader
-Pin Central
-World Traveler

When you find all of the “eggs” and complete your scavenger hunt map, you then return it to Disney Traders for a sp-egg-tacular surprise.

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Saratoga Springs Sojourn 3

Sun, 2018-01-28 20:01
Wednesday, January 24

We get a late start again this morning. It's clear we won't make it to Epcot in time for our Fastpass for Living with the Land so I change it for a later time. We do make it to the park in time for our fastpass for Soarin' which all four of us are able to ride. We then head over to Spaceship Earth for our next fastpass. They never check our bands for the fastpass status as they just direct us to a different entrance for those in scooters. There are a number of other people who have come in the same entrance. We don't have to wait very long when they take the entire group of us in through the exit to board our carts. While they didn't stop the moving sidewalk, they did slow it down considerable so that folks with mobility issues, like my sister-in-law are safely able to board the ride. We still have time before our rebooked time on Living with the Land so we head over to the Living Seas and check out all the fish swimming around in the large tank there. After that, it's back to Living with the Land which all four of us are able to ride.

It's almost 2 pm by this point and we are all getting hungry. I was able to make a reservation at the Rose and Crown so we head there. We needed to wait about 10-15 minutes before we were seated inside. We had a very sweet server who was very attentive to us. It was fish'n'chips all the way around which were good as always.

After lunch, we make our way around World Showcase. Epcot is mobbed!!! The International Festival of the Arts just recently began and clearly has attracted lots of folks.

Although the American Pavilion is undergoing refurbishment, the lobby is still open and the Voices of Liberty are still performing. I stop in and get my free piece of art - I think this is for vacation club members. We stay and listen to Voices of Liberty perform.

As we come around the other side, we enter the Festival Center which is in the Odyssey building. There is a man on stage providing some information about documentaries - might be interesting to listen to if I had come in from the start.

Our feet are tired so we head to the exit and bus home. Since our lunch was so late in the day, none of us are really hungry so we nibble in the room on things we brought with us from home - cheese & crackers, hummus etc.

They have added the Room Occupied signs to our room and housekeeping has been emptying the trash. On this day, we return home to find that housekeeping has removed our used towels and bath mats but has not replaced them. I call housekeeping and they bring fresh towels and bath mats to replace those that have been taken.

Another tubby and bath bomb and it's off to bed.
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Saratoga Springs Sojourn 3

Sun, 2018-01-28 20:01
Wednesday, January 24

We get a late start again this morning. It's clear we won't make it to Epcot in time for our Fastpass for Living with the Land so I change it for a later time. We do make it to the park in time for our fastpass for Soarin' which all four of us are able to ride. We then head over to Spaceship Earth for our next fastpass. They never check our bands for the fastpass status as they just direct us to a different entrance for those in scooters. There are a number of other people who have come in the same entrance. We don't have to wait very long when they take the entire group of us in through the exit to board our carts. While they didn't stop the moving sidewalk, they did slow it down considerable so that folks with mobility issues, like my sister-in-law are safely able to board the ride. We still have time before our rebooked time on Living with the Land so we head over to the Living Seas and check out all the fish swimming around in the large tank there. After that, it's back to Living with the Land which all four of us are able to ride.

It's almost 2 pm by this point and we are all getting hungry. I was able to make a reservation at the Rose and Crown so we head there. We needed to wait about 10-15 minutes before we were seated inside. We had a very sweet server who was very attentive to us. It was fish'n'chips all the way around which were good as always.

After lunch, we make our way around World Showcase. Epcot is mobbed!!! The International Festival of the Arts just recently began and clearly has attracted lots of folks.

Although the American Pavilion is undergoing refurbishment, the lobby is still open and the Voices of Liberty are still performing. I stop in and get my free piece of art - I think this is for vacation club members. We stay and listen to Voices of Liberty perform.

As we come around the other side, we enter the Festival Center which is in the Odyssey building. There is a man on stage providing some information about documentaries - might be interesting to listen to if I had come in from the start.

Our feet are tired so we head to the exit and bus home. Since our lunch was so late in the day, none of us are really hungry so we nibble in the room on things we brought with us from home - cheese & crackers, hummus etc.

They have added the Room Occupied signs to our room and housekeeping has been emptying the trash. On this day, we return home to find that housekeeping has removed our used towels and bath mats but has not replaced them. I call housekeeping and they bring fresh towels and bath mats to replace those that have been taken.

Another tubby and bath bomb and it's off to bed.
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Saratoga Springs Sojourn 2

Sun, 2018-01-28 18:43
Tuesday, January 23

Today, we will visit the Magic Kingdom. We get a late start - arriving at the park around 10:30 am. We have an 11:00 am lunch reservation at The Plaza so there is not much time to take in any attractions prior to checking in for our reservation.

The show at the Castle has just started so we watch that. I hadn't seen this show yet so it was fun to watch. When the show ends, we check in and are the first family seated in the restaurant. My husband and I share a club sandwich and we each have milk shakes - vanilla for me and chocolate for him. My sister-in-law has the reuben sandwich while my brother-in-law selects the tuna salad sandwich.

We had a fastpass for the Pirates ride which I knew we would not able to make. However, the ride apparently broke down while we were still in our fastpass window as I received a notification that I could use the fastpass for another ride within the Magic Kingdom that day. After lunch, we flew on Peter Pan (fastpass) and then used our "free" fastpass from Pirates on Big Thunder Mountain. Our last fastpass of the day was for Haunted Mansion. It was our intention that my sister-in-law ride this one with us. In the past, I have always observed cast member taking those in scooter and wheelchairs out of the main line and escorting them through the exit for boarding. Today, no cast member was there to provide this rerouting. When we located a cast member, we were informed that my sister-in-law would need to park her scooter outside the exit door and make the walk from that point to where the ride vehicles offload. She indicated she could not make that walk so, ultimately, decided not to ride and to wait outside for us. While the rest of us were on the ride, it broke down almost as soon as the ride started. I think we were stuck for about 10 minutes before the ride got going again. The four of us did take a round trip on the train. Only one train was running on this day so there was a bit of a wait for its arrival.

The park was only open until 8 pm on this evening as well. Additionally, the park was very crowded and the popular rides had very long wait times.

We left the park mid to late afternoon and made our way back to Saratoga Springs via the bus.

This evening, we had a reservation for Citrico's. Once we were dressed for dinner, we made our way back to the Magic Kingdom. Since I knew we would need to go up the steep incline to the monorail, we opted to take the motorized scooter rather than the wheelchair. Once through security at the Magic Kingdom entrance, we were able to make our way to the monorail for the ride over to the Grand Floridian.

We arrived in time for our dinner though I did make a brief stop at Basin for some bath bombs before we checked in at the restaurant. This was an excellent meal - the best we had all week!! My sister-in-law and I selected the scallop risotto. Exquisite!! My brother-in-law had the halibut which he greatly enjoyed. My husband had the filet mignon which he pronounced was prepared perfectly. We skipped having appetizers before our entrees so we would have some room left for desserts. We were actually seated right by the dessert station so were able to watch the desserts being prepared. My sister-in-law had the tiramiso for dessert which she said was very good. The rest of us had the chocolate torte with chocolate crown - just decadent!! I couldn't finish mine so brought the rest of it home with me for a very sweet breakfast the next morning.

After dinner, we stopped in to the lounge to listen to the band. Although we were able to find a seat in the lounge, it was very crowded - and very noisy - in there. The band really couldn't be heard above the roar of voices. We noticed a couch outside the lounge being vacated by another group so took our drinks and moved to that location. From there, we were able to converse and also listen to the band play.

We left as the band was putting away their instruments for the evening. Since the Magic Kingdom closed at 8 this evening and it was now after 10, we didn't think that trying to get a bus from the Magic Kingdom would be a good idea so we made our way to the Grand Floridian bus stop. The only transportation running at this point in time was buses to Downtown Springs. When we arrived at the bus stop, there were already two scooters waiting for a bus. Since buses are limited to carrying no more than 2 scooters, we would have to wait for a second bus. A cab was not really an option as the scooter we had with us could not be taken apart to transport via vehicle. It took a little while for the Downtown Disney bus to arrive and it was quite chilly that evening. The very nice bus driver loaded the two scooters that were ahead of us and said he had informed folks that he had to leave a scooter behind. He told us they would send a bus for us very soon. Even before he loaded the rest of the passengers on board, another bus pulled up and we were able to load onto that bus.

From Downtown Springs, we took the path home. I used one of my bath bombs and had a nice tubby. It was quite late when I got into bed but I slept well on this night.
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Merchandise Ordering

Sun, 2018-01-28 18:21
Last time we were there, they had a shop in Disney Springs with paintings at around $150. We really wanted the Stitch with ducklings one (like my avatar) but were told they are done to order so take 4 weeks and couldn't ship to the UK.
We're wondering if there was any way of ordering and paying in advance, say 6 weeks before we arrive, and having it delivered to our resort?
As always, thanks in advance.
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Ticket question

Sun, 2018-01-28 18:14
We currently have a trip planned for mid November and have bought tickets which need to be used by December 31, 2018. Now there may be an issue with our date and we may need to look into moving the trip to January. I image there has to be a way to pay something to keep these tickets valid but I’m not sure how that could work (or if I’m correct). Does anyone have any idea what would happen with these tickets if we did need to reschedule?

Thanks!
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Education at WDW

Sun, 2018-01-28 09:31
We have to write a letter to the Board of Education explaining why they should let us take my roommate's kids out of school to go to WDW. I want to just write "He's in kindergarten. What does it matter?" Instead, I will ask you guys. Has anyone ever written something like this? Any pointers?
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