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Old 12-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #1441
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You're not all going to disappear immediately from this thread once December is over right? Our trip carries over into January and I'd still like to tell you all how it went!
Tofu is going to start a group trip report thread so we can all share and relive!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #1442
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You're not all going to disappear immediately from this thread once December is over right? Our trip carries over into January and I'd still like to tell you all how it went!
Psh...we are all life long friends now. There will be a Dec '12 Forever thread. But, really..Tofu is going to make a new thread for mini trip reports.

Eta:I am not sure Psh is really the sound I was going for. Please fill in your own. I meant it like, oh please. If that makes sense.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #1443
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Psh...we are all life long friends now. There will be a Dec '12 Forever thread. But, really..Tofu is going to make a new thread for mini trip reports.

Eta:I am not sure Psh is really the sound I was going for. Please fill in your own. I meant it like, oh please. If that makes sense.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #1444
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Veuve Cliquot was the last thing I bought on our trip last summer- had to get rid of those last few Euros in the duty-free shop at Charles de Gaulle. I still have the pretty orange box it came in but the champagne is long gone!

What was the offer from The Flying Fish?
The Flying Fish Café Team
Welcomes you to yet another of our ever-changing Winery Series Events;
“Kicking Off the 2012 Holiday Season with Style and Elegance”
Featuring the exciting Champagnes of Maison Veuve Clicquot
With our Special Guest:
Julie Andersson of Moet Hennessy-North America
Friday, December 14th, 2012


Your Flying Fish Café Hosts:
James Beard Foundation Best Chef Award Nominee-’01, ’02,’03, ‘04
Chef de Cuisine Tim Keating & Sous Chefs Tim Majoras and Carrie Atwood
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2009 & 2010 Recipients of the Santè Wine Hospitality Awards
for Hotel/Resort Fine Dining,
Mr. Stig Jacobsen, Ms. Kristin Duncan & Brendan Davis
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Our Very Own Illustrious Pastry Team led by:
BoardWalk Pastry Chef Matt Avery and Sous Chef Jessi Sudsa-Nguan

On behalf of the entire Flying Fish Café Family of Quality Service Individuals,
We thank you for attending our.
All the Best! Cheers to You & Yours!

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On behalf of the entire Flying Fish Café Family of Service Professionals,
We thank you for attending our Special Winery Series Event and Wish You & Yours All The Best for a Happy & Festive Holiday Season.

Amuse Bouches: Warm & Soft Lake Meadow Naturals Egg Parfait
Mote Marine Siberian Caviar and Marcona Almond Foam
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV

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1st Course: French Butter-poached Maine Lobster
Black Trumpet Mushroom, Pecorino and Mascarpone-laced Arancini Torta
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV

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Second Course: Champagne-poached Turbot de España
Marcho Farms Veal Sweetbread
Leek and Celery Root Fondue and a Champagne Crème
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Brut 2004

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First Entrée: Crispy Mangalista Poitrine de Porc
Local Arugula, Parsnips, Young Turnips, and a Cherry Gastrique
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Brut Rose 2004

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Second Entrée: Wagyu Beef – 3 Ways
Braised, Roasted and Grilled with
Chanterelle Mushrooms, Fennel, Caramelized Onions and Saba- Miroir Glaze
Clicquot’s Tête de Cuvée “La Grande Dame” Brut 2004

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Pre-Dessert: Raspberry Rosewater Ice

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Dessert Course: Artisanal Ricotta Cheesecake Creation
Forelle Pears, Black & Blue Sorbet, Lavender Honey
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Demi Sec NV

Price is $185 all- inclusive. Limit 40 people. We booked.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #1445
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Heck, I don't think it's a half bad idea to pack MY clothes in ziplocs!

It was me! Is any of the wine cold, by any chance? That'll make a difference whether or not I have to buy it the day before and chill it myself.....it would be much easier to buy it cold.....does anyone know if the store at the campgrounds sells wine? That would be the easiest yet since it's for the Sleigh Ride.
Wine in our little Resort sundries store is not. But in the larger store with groceries on the Boardwalk, it is cold. I would assume Ft Wilderness sells a lot of groceries and is more likely to have cld. But I've never been there. Perhaps ask on that board.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:50 PM   #1446
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Thanks for the vote of confidence! Yes, I do hate Les Mis. It's terribly depressing and very, very long. Oh well, it's the big 25th anniversary production so at least the sets and costumes should be great! Wish you were in KC, my half sister isn't feeling well and probably won't be able to go tomorrow and I'd happily give you her ticket

Now the tickets we scored for the Book of Mormon at the Fox Theater in March I am REALLY looking forward to
I told dh we need to see that one (Book of Mormon). So much good theater....so little time (or $$).
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #1447
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We'll be on the road in about 14 hours!

On his way out the door to work Dbf just said "I plan on buying us tickets to MVMCP. It would just be silly to go around Christmas time and not go to the party." To which I replied, "but but the scheduuuule!"

I'm not sure if MVMCP is worth it for the two of us. We don't really care much about meeting the characters and the crowds for the parade and fireworks are always a bit stressful with people stepping in front and such. It would be nice to have shorter ride lines, snow on Main St, and cookies and hot cocoa. hmmm But for the same price we could get a 3rd day added to our tickets.

I had already decided against the party, but didn't realize he was planning on going! Decisions, decisions...
I say go to the party.....just this once. We plan on riding rides during the first parade because it seems the second parade is less crowded (it's after Holiday Wishes). We've never done the party either but I'm excited to check it out just this once.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 PM   #1448
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2 days!!! 2 days!!!!
We fly in on saturday but don't check in to POR until sunday. What section are you in at POR? We'll be in building 18, corner room but first floor (no second floor corner rooms available in that building). Could have been in building 14 but the view was parking lot so we were upgraded. Not sure of the room category as we paid for a King room.....our view looks beautiful so I will venture to say it's a Garden view. REally excited to see the resort!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #1449
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Soooooo...I think I posted something this afternoon how great life is...and that I feel great...and I'm not stressed. WELL...how quickly things changed. DD15 called to tell me that she and DD17 were in a car accident! That was my reaction!!!
They are both fine...however, it was a major accident all cars needed to be towed, one boy went to the hospital by ambulance, ?broken arm but, otherwise walking around at the scene...and according to my DD is now home and tweeting about it on Twitter.
My DD was driving my car, which is now not drivable. So, work was immediately stopped...I took off to the accident...hugged them both and didn't want to let go. The police gave me a copy of the report, called the insurance, called the tow company, called the autobody shop. I then resumed work...and just finished. Tomorrow...instead of working, I'll need to go to the tow yard, have the car towed to the autobody, let the adjuster know where the car is...and hope he can appraise it tomorrow so, that the autobody can start the repairs; go to the police station and the RMV...and hope that all of this is all set before we leave. I am truly counting my blessings that all parties are fine. However, I am so frustrated that I have done very little for a week after being sick...and NOW I have to take care of this...and we are down one car...and we leave in 60 hours.
That is so scary. I know, as a mother that I'm a total worry wart. I had to hold my breath as I read your description because you just don't know. We are not promised tomorrow! I am dropping to dog off to my dd's apartment tomorrow afternoon and I will hug her a little longer than usual
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #1450
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Soooooo...I think I posted something this afternoon how great life is...and that I feel great...and I'm not stressed. WELL...how quickly things changed. DD15 called to tell me that she and DD17 were in a car accident!:

Huge hugs. I'm sorry you have to deal with this before the trip. I'm happy the girls are ok. If they are sore tomorrow you may want to have them looked at just in case.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #1451
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Morning everyone!

We're back from our great trip!

I'm hoping I can get some of our pics loaded and do a mini report - I didn't take as many pics as I thought I had. Oh well, we were too busy trying to take everything in!

Some of our highlights include:

Candlelight Processional - amazing... just amazing

Osbourne Lights - wow

Grand Marnier & Grey Goose slushie - so, so good

last minute Tusker House character breakfast - soo much fun

Test Track - getting to ride before grand opening


low lights...

DBF getting sick our last day - spent hours back in the hotel

MK decorations - not at the level I'd seen previously on pics or WDW website

Almost bus accident - driver slammed on his breaks to avoid hitting bus infront of us - a few of us were thrown around pretty good and small kids were cut up on some metal chair holders



Can't wait to fill you guys in...

let the PDD commence
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Soooooo...I think I posted something this afternoon how great life is...and that I feel great...and I'm not stressed. WELL...how quickly things changed. DD15 called to tell me that she and DD17 were in a car accident! That was my reaction!!!
They are both fine...however, it was a major accident all cars needed to be towed, one boy went to the hospital by ambulance, ?broken arm but, otherwise walking around at the scene...and according to my DD is now home and tweeting about it on Twitter.
My DD was driving my car, which is now not drivable. So, work was immediately stopped...I took off to the accident...hugged them both and didn't want to let go. The police gave me a copy of the report, called the insurance, called the tow company, called the autobody shop. I then resumed work...and just finished. Tomorrow...instead of working, I'll need to go to the tow yard, have the car towed to the autobody, let the adjuster know where the car is...and hope he can appraise it tomorrow so, that the autobody can start the repairs; go to the police station and the RMV...and hope that all of this is all set before we leave. I am truly counting my blessings that all parties are fine. However, I am so frustrated that I have done very little for a week after being sick...and NOW I have to take care of thisou ...and we are down one car...and we leave in 60 hours.
Wow, so sorry you have to deal with this right before you leave but I am glad no one was seriously injured.

Well, I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If I can make it through work tomorrow, next week should not be too bad.

Tomorrow is mine and DH's 10th anniversary and we have dinner reservations at a very nice restaurant. Problem is that I still don't have much of an appetite. I've finished my z-pack, my steroids, and started the Zyrtec D but I still have so much congestion in my head and cough constantly. Should be a romantic night! And, I was finally able to do on-line check in today but it gave me a message that said DME did not have my flight info. When I pull up my ressie, it clearly shows the flight info but when I called DME they said they didn't have it. I swear I have had more technical issues with Disney's site this time. You would think there is a little mouse running on a wheel to keep their server up and running!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #1452
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Just checked in with Southwest. We got boarding numbers A22-25. That's good, right?

The only thing left to do now is pack toiletries and clean the house! At this time tomorrow we'll be there!

Anybody else have a pre-park opening ADR on their first day?
That IS good! Anytime you are in group A that is good! I didn't pay for Early Bird Boarding because I'm a cheapo.....hoping I don't regret that! I can check in tomorrow for our Saturday flight.

How are you getting your boarding passes for the return trip home? That just occured to me. Will we be able to print them 24 hours in advance like we are for our flight TO MCO?

We arrive in the afternoon but our first FULL day we have a 7:05 am ADR for Chef Mickey
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Oops, hit send too fast.

I'm thinking about buying a new compact digital camera before we leave. I have a Nikon DSLR that I love but I feel bad making DH lug it around the parks all day for a week. I have had two Nikon coolpix cameras and have not liked either one of them. If you try to use the zoom in low light the pictures are totally blurred. I'm thinking about trying out a Canon this time. Anyone have thoughts or suggestions on it or another compact camera?
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That IS good! Anytime you are in group A that is good! I didn't pay for Early Bird Boarding because I'm a cheapo.....hoping I don't regret that! I can check in tomorrow for our Saturday flight.

How are you getting your boarding passes for the return trip home? That just occured to me. Will we be able to print them 24 hours in advance like we are for our flight TO MCO?

We arrive in the afternoon but our first FULL day we have a 7:05 am ADR for Chef Mickey
For your return flight you can do on-line check in on your mobile phone and they can print your boarding passes at check-in - at least you can with an iphone.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #1455
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For dinner we went to O'hana for the very first time. It was sooooo good!! I wish I could have saved room for seconds on the bread pudding. Even DH who is not a fan of bread pudding, enjoyed it. I also ordered a Lapu Lapu from the bar before sitting for dinner. Yum. Loved it and wanted to scrap the pineapple from the inside when I was done, but didn't for fear of embarrassing myself.


After we finished eating, DH went to use the restroom and while I was waiting I saw a Diser! She was getting seated with her family, so I didn't say anything. And of course you all know I am horrible with names.... She recently got a haircut and loves her headbands. Hi, if you read this! Sorry I didn't say anything.
That was Sarah, I think. SAT887? I am really looking forward to Ohana but I'm not a fan of bread pudding.....I'm surely going to try that one, though! I'm also planning on a Lupa Lupa. I like saying that......Lupa Lupa. It's be a good photo op, don't you think?
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