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Old 02-13-2013, 03:15 PM   #2476
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Jesse and Hunter share a Titanic moment! I’m Flying Hunter!

Jesse and Hunter share a Titanic moment! I’m Flying Hunter!

The bus ride to the Magic Kingdom didn’t take long at all but that was not our destination. We had a breakfast ADR at The Whispering Canyon at the Wilderness Lodge. So, once we got off the bus we made the walk over to the boat launch for the Wilderness Lodge. Look! Here comes the ferry boat.





I’ve said to before and I’ll say it again and again. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy that we don’t have to take the ferry over to the Magic Kingdom any more. Back in the day when we stayed offsite and didn’t know any better, we, along with hundreds of other folks, shuffled onto the ferry and tried to keep together. I never did like riding it and I certainly do not miss it.

I can’t remember how long we waited on the Wilderness Lodge boat to come along but I do remember thinking that it took a little while. By the time it arrived, there were several other people waiting with us. We boarded the boat and made the scenic ride over to the Wilderness Lodge. Jesse asked one of the crewmembers if he and Hunter could go to the front of the boat and they said that they could. A blurry pic:



Next thing we knew, Jesse had gone to the very front of the boat and was standing with his arms outstretched like Rose on the Titanic. He looked at Hunter and said “Hunter, I’m flying!” Ahhh brotherly moments.

I attempted to take pictures:





They stayed outside and talked with the castmember while the rest of us sat and chatted about what we wanted to do on our last day in the Magic Kingdom. Oh and I took one more picture just because I thought that it was cute the way the other castmembers had their legs dangling down:




As we got to the dock at the Lodge, it started sprinkling rain so we stepped up the pace. Where had those clouds come from? They weren’t there earlier. We entered the Lodge and, just like every other time we’ve visited, we were struck by how pretty the Lodge is. But, we had no time to dilly-dally. We had a breakfast ADR to get to.

We were seated immediately and our server came right after we sat down. She was funny! The servers there are a hoot and often make jokes or grumble about their job, etc. She mumbled something about hating “this stupid job but I need the money so what can I say?”. She looked at us up and down and sized us up. She declared John to be “Pops” or “Grandpa”, he could decide. Jesse to be “Sonny”. Me to be the “Queen Bee”. Lacey to be the “Princess” and Hunter to be “Hollister ‘cause that’s what your shirt says”. She took our drink order and said that she’d come back later when “ya’ll stop all the fidgeting and figure out what you want to eat”.

When she brought our drinks, Lacey asked for a straw and she grabbed a handful from her apron and threw them on the table. “I bet you always get what you want don’t ya Princess?” John started laughing and she told him that he was going to be “trouble”. She took our orders and stomped off. We were seated right beside the window and we could see that it had started to rain even harder. Not thunderstorm hard but it was a pretty hard shower.

The waitress brought out our food and made a few more jokes. As she was standing there she said “Here comes my boss. Lie and tell him how good I am.” A gentleman came along and asked how we were and if everything was as we ordered it. We told him yes and that our waitress was the best waitress that we had ever had. Our waitress broke character and we chatted a little with her and the supervisor. They asked about our vacation and we told them that it was our last day. The supervisor moved on but the waitress stayed. We asked her if anybody had ever gotten mad at her when she was in character and she said that they had. One man had gotten very upset when she called him “Gramps” and asked to see her supervisor. She said that she had gotten pretty good at reading people and could tell how far she could go with her character. She told us to let her know if we needed anything and went to wait on a table of patrons who had just arrived.

Jesse ordered the Slow-smoked Barbeque Pulled Pork and Over Easy Egg Sandwich - on Brioche roll topped with pepper jam, served with breakfast potatoes:



Lacey ordered Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes - with bacon:



Apparently, I forgot to take a picture of Hunter’s french toast. John and I ordered the All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Breakfast Platter - Scrambled Eggs, Western Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Sausage Gravy


Our waitress, in character, came around often to check on us and see if we needed anything. She was very attentive and we tipped her well before we left.

Before leaving the resort, we wanted to go to the store and buy John a t-shirt. He has two Wilderness Lodge shirts that he wears to work all of the time and they were beginning to get rips and stains in them. Wouldn’t you know it, he didn’t buy a single thing there. I don’t know why but he didn’t.





I would love to have this in my house. It’d go very well with my decor.



They had towels out for the guests who were coming in from the rain. Guess that’s a perk of staying in a deluxe resort.



A model of one of the Disney Cruise line ships:





Once we were done looking around, we made our way back to the boat launch and walked by the resort pool:



Looking back at the resort:



The geyser was erupting as we walked by:





We waited in the sprinkling rain wondering whether or not we should break out the ponchos. Usually, the second we get them put on and buttoned up, it stops raining. Kinda like when you wash your car. Wash the car...instant rain! Put on poncho...instant rain!

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #2477
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Wilderness Lodge is such a gorgeous resort! I really enjoyed it when I stopped there to look at the Christmas decorations. I'd love to stay there one day.

Your waitress sounds like a hoot! And your food all looks so yummy, it's making me hungry!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:43 PM   #2478
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Whispering Canyon was one of the places I suggested for this trip...sadly it just didn't fit into our schedule. Maybe another time..it sounds like fun!

Cute Titanic moment! That was the question my boys most wanted answered when Jeff and I got back from our cruise in 2010....did you do the Titanic thing? Well, no, because on a cruise ship you can't get to the Titanic spot!

That bear hat/coat rack would look great in your house! Merry Christmas to Lisa.....John are you listening??
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #2479
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Awww...it's the morning that I saw y'all, but didn't say anything because you looked like you were in a hurry. I think I would have been in a rush, too, if that breakfast was waiting for me!

We've never visited Wilderness Lodge. One day, maybe.
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I am sooo glad we got to stay at WL a couple years ago. We were booked at CBR, due almost completely to reading your trip reports and how much you love it, but then, I got the coveted 40% pin code. I switched so fast to WL I think I made my DH's head spin

When we finally get back to WDW, I really want to stay at CBR, it always looks so beautiful in your pictures. Sadly, we only go every 2 or 3 years and we just went to DL in October.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #2481
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Whispering Canyon looks like such a fun place to eat. I think my kids would really like it. Too bad that it is rainy on your last day : (
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:57 PM   #2482
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I love the latest update and the resort you stay at is gorgeous...I don't blame you for not wanting to try anywhere else, what if it wasn't as good??? At least with CBR you know what to expect. LOVED the breakfast food pics, we ate here about 8 years ago and really were looking for some fun from our waitress...she NEVER wet in to character and it was disappointing although the food was good.
After seeing pics of your house, I can see how you love many of their decor!

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I love that you got such a great waitress. She sounds like a lot of fun. I guess if you are not prepared for the antics it probably does take guests back a bit. Still, it sounds like a fun job. And your food looks great. I have never had breakfast there, but I'm definitely going to put it on my "to-try" breakfast list.

Can you believe I never saw the geyser erupt the whole time we were there in October! It really is pretty cool. Glad you had such a fun start to your morning.
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WL really is such a gorgeous resort!! Your breakfast looks like so much fun - and really good too!
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When we were in Nassau and saw the pretty buildings along the shore, we all said that it looked like Caribbean Beach but on a grander scale.
That was before the tour, right?
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Wow, your pictures of the ferry boat are awesome! You know, it has been YEARS since I have been on it. Like 20 or more. When we are not using a bus to the main gates, we love to take the monorail.

Cute Titanic moment. I'm glad the boys had a nice conversation with the CM. It looked like he was going to go tell them to knock it off!

I can't even imagine how much fun WCC would be with your family. Love the names your waitress assigned to you!!! Do many of the waitstaff do that? I haven't heard that before.

All of the food looked amazing! I would order what Jesse had. Yum!

I haven't been to the Lodge. My DH and I really want to visit and tour someday.

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Fun update!!
Congrats on having a family fun trip this spring!! And yes, Disney beware of the McBride's crashing your palace!!!
We loved WCC! Had lunch there. DS asked for ketchup for his fries.. He didn't know what hit him!
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I had no idea the CMs at Whispering Canyon were playing a character of someone grumbling and hating their job. How fun and different!
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Wilderness Lodge is such a gorgeous resort! I really enjoyed it when I stopped there to look at the Christmas decorations. I'd love to stay there one day.

Your waitress sounds like a hoot! And your food all looks so yummy, it's making me hungry!
It really is a pretty resort. We had reservations to stay there a few years back but I changed them back to the CBR because it was $1,000 less.

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Whispering Canyon was one of the places I suggested for this trip...sadly it just didn't fit into our schedule. Maybe another time..it sounds like fun!

Cute Titanic moment! That was the question my boys most wanted answered when Jeff and I got back from our cruise in 2010....did you do the Titanic thing? Well, no, because on a cruise ship you can't get to the Titanic spot!

That bear hat/coat rack would look great in your house! Merry Christmas to Lisa.....John are you listening??
The Whispering Canyon reservation was a spur-of-the-moment ADR. We actually booked it the night before. It was a nice meal and the waitress made it more fun.

John asked me that same thing when we were on the Dream. He wanted to know how to get to the "Titanic spot".

The coat/hat rack wasn't for sale! It was for the guests to look in when they tried on things. I would have loved to have it for my house.

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Awww...it's the morning that I saw y'all, but didn't say anything because you looked like you were in a hurry. I think I would have been in a rush, too, if that breakfast was waiting for me!

We've never visited Wilderness Lodge. One day, maybe.
I wish that you had called out to us and stopped us. We had to wait on the boat so it wouldn't have mattered if we had stopped.
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Great updates!

I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner at The Coral Reef! Everything looked very yummy!!

I think your Illumination pictures turned out really good. I can never get really good night time pictures. I guess I need to work on it for our next trip! We've only seen Illuminations once and we ended up behind some trees too. I definitely need to plan to see it again....tree-free!

Ugh! So scared of snakes! I would have been freaking out!

I love all the jumping pictures!!

Such beautiful pictures of the resort!! We are still trying to decide where to stay next year...definitely trying a moderate! But, one day it's CBR and the next it's POR. Good thing we have a little while to think about it!

WL looks so pretty!! Looks like it was a great breakfast!
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