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Old 11-10-2011, 06:10 PM   #136
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Hey Faith!! I can't remember if I've posted here or not...

Just wanted to say I love all of your wedding plans. And if you do decide to go with the Mad Hatter design for your cake.. you don't have to come up with the design. You could just tell them things you and your DF like. Then let them come up with the cake. That way you guys will be surprised!
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #137
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You guys are so cute! Congratulations on your engagement and awesome wedding planning! Hopefully I can locate where I bought those Daisy Duck iron ons for you.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:48 PM   #138
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Faith!

I love the cake idea!

I hope food and wine was fun! I know this is late but I SO agree with the soup...
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:28 AM   #139
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MMM...Publix cakes are my favorite cakes!

I actually like all white cakes. Sometimes simple can be best! You can always dress it up with the topper and what-not (sounds like you've got it under control already!).

Have fun at Disney, I'm actually getting ready to leave for there right NOW! We are staying through sunday at the Wilderness lodge and I'm so excited! The joys of living a couple hours away!
Aren't Publix cakes delicious! YUM!

Glad to know there is another vote for a white cake..

We're so lucky to live so close to the World. We are heading up tonight after DFi gets off work. I can't wait!! Have a great trip, girlie!!


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We aren't planning on doing any of the classes. I think we're gonna wait and head to the F&W fest after our tasting session so we won't be there until around 7 or so. We're gonna do the MK Saturday day. I'm a sucker for seeing the castle! Have fun at the F&W fest!
I hope you have a great trip, Jilian!! Maybe we'll bump into each other.

Let me know how the tasting goes!


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I like the white wedding cake! Very elegant! ANd I second looking into It's Tasty Too...we loved our grooms cake from there and they're not that expensive.

As for F&W...I've been 3 times so far this year. If you drink, definitely get the Dragonberry Colada from the Caribbean booth. It is soooo good! It's the only thing I'll get multiple time while I'm there! I would also get the cheese soup from Canada. Have Fun!
I've heard great things about It's Tasty Too! We are definitely going to go meet with them. They do great work!

We aren't big drinkers but I am so excited to try the Cheese soup from Canada! Everyone on the DIS raves about it so I figure it's definitely a must-do!


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Hey Faith!! I can't remember if I've posted here or not...

Just wanted to say I love all of your wedding plans. And if you do decide to go with the Mad Hatter design for your cake.. you don't have to come up with the design. You could just tell them things you and your DF like. Then let them come up with the cake. That way you guys will be surprised!
Hi there!! Thanks so much!

It's a great idea to tell the baker what we like and then be surprised-- that's really fun! Something to consider, something to consider...! Thanks!!


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You guys are so cute! Congratulations on your engagement and awesome wedding planning! Hopefully I can locate where I bought those Daisy Duck iron ons for you.
Aww, thanks! Your Daisy shirts were just adorable!! Let me know if you can find them. Thanks again!

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Faith!

I love the cake idea!

I hope food and wine was fun! I know this is late but I SO agree with the soup...
You aren't late-- we are leaving today!! We're so excited. Glad another person is recommending the soup-- we definitely will try it!!


I will write a mini-TR when I'm home! Now I'm off to pack and get my hair done for our engagement pictures next week! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Veteran's Day!
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:33 AM   #141
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EPCOT Mini-TR!

Happy Monday ladies!!

We're Baaaack! And we had a great time!
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Friday:
Pretty uneventful. We left around 6, stopped for gas and McDonald's and then were on our way.

We got in around 9pm and checked in with no problems! We stayed in the 50s building which was fun as we've never stayed there before. After we dropped our stuff off in the room we headed over to the food court and the gift shop!

It was BUSY! We were shocked that people were eating dinner that late. We had some hot chocolate (Disney has the BEST hot chocolate!!), watched Stacey on TV, and went to bed.

Saturday:
Our alarm was set for 6:45am but we always wake up earlier when we know we're going to the parks!! Apparently, we're those kids from the 90s Disney commercials who "can't sleep because they're so excited!".. anyone remember those?

We grabbed some breakfast at POP! Max had the Bounty Platter which had pretty much everything on it. I was on the hunt for a Mickey Head Waffle but settled for this instead... see how I made it into a Mickey Head waffle?



We drove to EPCOT and were there about 30 minutes before Rope Drop and got in line. It was a gorgeous day! Chilly but not too bad! We rode Spaceship Earth first, then went to Test Track, and did a little shopping.

We had been wanting to start collecting Vinylmations and wound up buying two. The one I wanted was the Park Sign one and well....

Look at that! Disney Magic at it's finest! I picked a random box and pulled out the Park Sign! I was SO EXCITED and talked about it the rest of the day.

Max got MuppetVision 3D and was really pleased! He wanted Donald in PhilharMagic but we love the Muppets so we were still happy!

We spent the afternoon walking around World Showcase and trying the food at the F&W and shopping.

We wound up trying:
1. Lamb chop from Australia-- loved it!
2. Cheddar Cheese Soup from Canada-- we weren't too impressed. I was so excited to try it after reading the DIS reviews but it was a little too spicy for me at the end. Glad we tried it though!
3. Baklava from Morocco-- loved it!
4. Pretzel Sausage from Germany-- Max tried this and really liked it! I don't get near sausage that looks like that so I can't offer my opinion
5. Swedish meatballs from Scandinavia-- these were good! I am used to Swedish meatballs being prepared differently (Max's mom is from Finland) but we still enjoyed them.
6. Pot-stickers from China-- loved it! These were my favorite!!
7. Chinese BBQ Chicken from China-- loved it! Really yummy.

Here's Max wishing he was Canadian!


We then went back over to Future World, rode TT and Spaceship Earth again, got ice-cream, and spent time at the Living Seas.



After, we rode Living with the Land twice (it's my favorite) and ate at Seasons. We also saw Captain EO for the first time. We were too young to see it/remember it when it was at the parks originally.. I like Michael Jackson and am glad we saw it but we wouldn't watch it again! Max had fun taking pictures and messing with the color effects:



We didn't stay for fireworks.. too cold for me (FL girl-born and raised!) and we were pooped. We went back to POP! and promptly fell asleep.

Sunday:
We went to DTD for the Festival of the Master's! We were only interested in seeing the Disney Art so we headed straight there. We wound up being pretty disappointed. They just moved art pieces from the Art of Animation store into tents. We saw 2 artists but didn't get a chance to speak with them. We didn't purchase anything as we weren't crazy about the prints and couldn't afford the real pieces!

We wound up eating at T-Rex Cafe and had a blast!! We were seated in the Ice Cavern and loved that it changed colors! I had tortellini and Max had guacamole burger. We sprang for dessert and got the Meteor Bites which are donut holes covered in powdered sugar. They were INCREDIBLE!!

Make it blue!


Make it pink!


Make it... um, red..?


After that, we hit the road and went home. Max is planning a surprise trip for us in December so I'm not too sad to leave but it is always sad to go-- even though you know you're going back soon!

POP! Review for Tricia (and everyone else)!
We are DVC members but decided to save points to use for the wedding. We got a great deal at POP! by using Hotels.com ($170 for 2 nights). We liked POP! because of the theming!

It was clean and the grounds were well taken care of. They were refurbishing the pool and the Tramp statue in the 50s courtyard. I like to see refurbs as I know it means things are going to improve.

The food was fine and typical and the CMs were all helpful and nice!!

The room was very clean and quiet for the most part-- aside from the kids running down the halls but heck, I'd run down the halls out of excitement too!

We forgot to take pictures (sorry!) but really felt that we got a good deal and definitely enjoyed our stay. We'd go back again in a heartbeat.

Tricia- I think most guests will be happy with POP! as long as they know what they're paying for, you know? If they go in expecting the Grand FL, they'll be disappointed. It's got the makings of a great value resort and really does deliver!

The Art of Animation Resort

So, the first night we were there we saw a building across the lake from POP! We were intrigued, of course, and decided to investigate on Sunday. We were so excited to learn that it was the new Art of Animation Resort!

We are Animation buffs and were thrilled when this resort was announced. We haven't been keeping up with the progress of it, however, and we were excited to see it in person!

Here are some pictures we took! It's clear that the Nemo building is just about done and that Cars is next on the list for completion. I cannot wait to see this resort when it's finished!!




We have more photos of the resort as well as food and us being silly on my Facebook. If you care to see them or want to be friends, feel free to add me!: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002180263440

That's pretty much it for today!! We are taking Engagement pictures on Sunday and we're REALLY excited! In addition, my MOH is coming into town on the 16th for Thanksgiving! Woohoo!!

Thanks for reading!
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #142
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Sounds like a fun trip. I will have to check out the pictures later because my work blocks all of FB.
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Sounds like you guys had fun! We didn't even make it over to Epcot, would you go back to the F&W fest again? We're still wondering if we should try to get there one year.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #144
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Sounds like a fun trip. I will have to check out the pictures later because my work blocks all of FB.
I hate firewalls!! Hope you have a good day at work!
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Sounds like you guys had fun! We didn't even make it over to Epcot, would you go back to the F&W fest again? We're still wondering if we should try to get there one year.
It's funny you ask as we talked about it a lot... honestly, I would NOT plan a trip around the F&W Festival. It worked out nicely that it was going to be happening while we were there but we didn't enjoy it that much to really plan to go again.

The food was good and we did enjoy it but I didn't think it was too special. In all honesty, I would've rather sat at a Table Service and just relaxed instead of trying to find a table, not have my food knocked over by the crowds, etc. Nit-picky but true.

It was a fun experience but it wasn't too exciting for us.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:01 AM   #145
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Aw, it looks like such a fun trip! The road sign is one of my faves from Park 6 vinylmation, and also the first one I got in the series! Hehe you will be addicted

The food and wine stuff sounds really good, someday I would love to go during it. And I love seeing pictures of the new Art of Animation resort, that is so exciting!
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:22 AM   #146
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Sounds like you guys had fun! I love the Art of Animation resort, thank you for posting pictures!

I sent you a FB friend request, can't wait to see the rest of your pictures. I somehow NEVER remember to take pictures of the food.

I had a blast while there too, we got a free upgrade to Beach Club Resort CL! I couldn't believe it.
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Hooray for Disney trips! I am so glad you have fun and I hope you are there when we are there in december that would be awesome. I am getting ready to post our plans for our up coming disney trip.

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Hello! You guys are adorable, and it looks like you had so much fun!!! Pop! looks pretty good too, I'll have to keep it in mind when I'm looking to go up for a cheap weekend Can't wait for Animations though!! When does it open again? I definitely want to check it out Yeah my parents are pretty into the Food and Wine festival but I can see why it wouldn't be that exciting I haven't gotten so into the vinylmations- I don't like that I don't know what I'm getting but that's amazing that you got it on your first try! definitely disney magic at work!! How is T-Rex? I actually haven't been there yet (except to build a dino :P)-is it better than Rainforest cafe? Or just the same? Can't wait to see you in two days and see the engagement pictures!!

P.S. I'm very impressed with the waffle Can't believe no mickey heads though!!
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POP! Review for Tricia (and everyone else)!
We are DVC members but decided to save points to use for the wedding. We got a great deal at POP! by using Hotels.com ($170 for 2 nights). We liked POP! because of the theming!

It was clean and the grounds were well taken care of. They were refurbishing the pool and the Tramp statue in the 50s courtyard. I like to see refurbs as I know it means things are going to improve.

The food was fine and typical and the CMs were all helpful and nice!!

The room was very clean and quiet for the most part-- aside from the kids running down the halls but heck, I'd run down the halls out of excitement too!

We forgot to take pictures (sorry!) but really felt that we got a good deal and definitely enjoyed our stay. We'd go back again in a heartbeat.

Tricia- I think most guests will be happy with POP! as long as they know what they're paying for, you know? If they go in expecting the Grand FL, they'll be disappointed. It's got the makings of a great value resort and really does deliver!

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Yay!! Thanks so much!! I'm hoping by your review that our guests might even expect a little less and be happily surprised! I know you can't really go wrong with Disney so I am glad just because the resort is less expensive, everyone will still have a good experience!

LOVE your pics of the new Art of Animation resort, I didn't know there were any lakes over there or etc, I wonder if they will end up having any boats between them?

Yay for your engagement pictures!! Can't wait to see them!!
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Aw, it looks like such a fun trip! The road sign is one of my faves from Park 6 vinylmation, and also the first one I got in the series! Hehe you will be addicted

The food and wine stuff sounds really good, someday I would love to go during it. And I love seeing pictures of the new Art of Animation resort, that is so exciting!
I think we are already addicted to Vinylmation!

The new resort is going to be awesome!! I cannot wait to see it when it's done!


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Sounds like you guys had fun! I love the Art of Animation resort, thank you for posting pictures!

I sent you a FB friend request, can't wait to see the rest of your pictures. I somehow NEVER remember to take pictures of the food.

I had a blast while there too, we got a free upgrade to Beach Club Resort CL! I couldn't believe it.
So glad you had a great trip!! It's awesome you got an upgrade!! I love when stuff like that happens!

I accepted your request, I think! Feel free to drool over the food porn!


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Hooray for Disney trips! I am so glad you have fun and I hope you are there when we are there in december that would be awesome. I am getting ready to post our plans for our up coming disney trip.

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I really hope we're up there too!! It would be so fun to meet you guys! I read your plans and they look great. It will be December before you know it!

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Hello! You guys are adorable, and it looks like you had so much fun!!! Pop! looks pretty good too, I'll have to keep it in mind when I'm looking to go up for a cheap weekend Can't wait for Animations though!! When does it open again? I definitely want to check it out Yeah my parents are pretty into the Food and Wine festival but I can see why it wouldn't be that exciting I haven't gotten so into the vinylmations- I don't like that I don't know what I'm getting but that's amazing that you got it on your first try! definitely disney magic at work!! How is T-Rex? I actually haven't been there yet (except to build a dino :P)-is it better than Rainforest cafe? Or just the same? Can't wait to see you in two days and see the engagement pictures!!

P.S. I'm very impressed with the waffle Can't believe no mickey heads though!!
POP! is great for a quick trip!!

I read that the first wave of Animations opens in May!! SO EXCITED! Max was like "can't we stay here for the wedding?!".. Animal Kingdom Lodge traitor. I told him no.

Yeah, Vinylmations are scary because there's such a cost! You can trade them in the park though, which kind of helps, but Max has decided that we're just going to buy them off eBay. Safer and cheaper!

T-REX was fun!! Everything, including the food quality, was the same as Rainforest but with dinos instead!

Now we're down to one day!!


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Yay!! Thanks so much!! I'm hoping by your review that our guests might even expect a little less and be happily surprised! I know you can't really go wrong with Disney so I am glad just because the resort is less expensive, everyone will still have a good experience!

LOVE your pics of the new Art of Animation resort, I didn't know there were any lakes over there or etc, I wonder if they will end up having any boats between them?

Yay for your engagement pictures!! Can't wait to see them!!
I think your guests will be happily surprised, and you're right, you can't ever go wrong with a Disney resort!!

There is a bridge that will connect the two. It's called "Generation Gap Bridge"!

Thanks girlie!
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