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Old 09-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #76
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Great photos! But what exactly is a turkey "leg inspired krispie treat"?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:19 AM   #77
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Yummy looking cookie and you are making me start to doubt the snacks I want next week with that picture.

What a fun evening!! Love your photopass pictures. They are great!

You all look so fresh, even after your long day!! That's amazing!

There are certainly mixed reviews of the clown pool. People seem to love it or hate it. I'm glad you got to have a view of it, since you are in the 'like' group!!
Thanks shortstuff... yeah, you are way too kind! I wasn't so liking those photos after a long day of travel but what can you do?

I'm definitely in the pro-clown group!

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BW looks so beautiful!! I cant wait to be there in a few short months

That carrot cake cookie is SOOOOO on my list of yummy things to try. I have never had one.
Hi Debra! You will love both I'm sure!

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Great photos! But what exactly is a turkey "leg inspired krispie treat"?
Here's one! You see them all over now.

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:42 AM   #78
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Here's one! You see them all over now.

I think that's the only kind of turkey leg I would eat. Again. Tried a real turkey leg in MK in 2004 and now I can't help but shudder every time I walk by a place that sells them
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:46 AM   #79
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I'm glad to hear that you liked having Photopass +! I've been very curious if people would like that program (I know it definitely wouldn't work for us!), so it was interesting to hear your review!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:03 AM   #80
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Great trip report so far looking forward to the next installment
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #81
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Joining in! Looking forward to both the dining and TR Looks like you had a wonderful vacation with the family. Really looking forward to your dining reviews - we have a few of the same ADR's on our December trip!
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #82
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Yes! We have always received AP discounts at most theme park and resort stores. Even with a standard AP I believe there should be a 10% or 15% discount on purchases. Most World Showcase stores/kiosks in Epcot do NOT offer AP discounts. Also, no AP discounts at places like Contempo Cafe.. not sure about all of the food places at other resorts.

Also, when I used to purchase the ride photos (Dinosaur, EE, Splash Mtn, Space Mtn, etc) we would receive the AP discount as well. You can always ask but it can really add up. I'll probably mention it laster in my review but we had to purchase some luggage this trip and using our AP discount it saved us about $35 for 1 piece.

If it helps make the upgrade any more attractive, the CA Disney resort hotels do offer AP discounts throughout the year so if you can take advantage of a deep discount it may make it worth it. (And in CA it covers your parking, 20% off dining at almost all restaurants and fast service places, and the ability to purchase a TiW card for WDW so you don't have to book vacation packages with dining plans...)

You can always PM me if you have any questions or if you want to know what an AP rate looks like for any of the resorts when offered.
Thanks for the info!! I actually had the Deluxe DL AP from October 2010-2011. I sadly did not renew last year.

Unfortunately the Premier AP would cover the parking for the parks but not for the resorts to stay there! It makes no sense to me!! (Unless they changed it!)
I actually stayed in the Paradise Pier Hotel last June for my birthday trip with my best friend. It was AWESOME. Loved it there!

I LOVE that the DL AP offers discounts EVERYWHERE. It's really nice to save on all your food and souvenirs. Even if it is only 10% it's still nice!

Ohhhh... Did you get Mickey luggage??! Can't wait to see it!
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They were a couple of good photos. You may not have ordered all the ride photos but how many people on the DDP would order what they do if it wasn't free?? Savings are savings and you saved money!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #84
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Nice Photopass pic! I've never ordered anything from Photopass, but with 302 pics on it, that CD and upgrade sounds like it was worth it to me! (even if you wouldn't normally get the ride pictures )
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #85
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I think that's the only kind of turkey leg I would eat. Again. Tried a real turkey leg in MK in 2004 and now I can't help but shudder every time I walk by a place that sells them
I've never tried a turkey leg and likely never will so I will take your word for it!!

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I'm glad to hear that you liked having Photopass +! I've been very curious if people would like that program (I know it definitely wouldn't work for us!), so it was interesting to hear your review!
Well.... I just wish that I could have found a combined offer for the photopass and a photobook since I always get both. I just wish that my family was more into character photos. They actually got tired of posing with Mickey and Pooh!!

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Great trip report so far looking forward to the next installment
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Joining in! Looking forward to both the dining and TR Looks like you had a wonderful vacation with the family. Really looking forward to your dining reviews - we have a few of the same ADR's on our December trip!
Hi there SAT887. Thanks for reading!! I just got another installment up for my DR. I'll create a link to it shortly.

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Thanks for the info!! I actually had the Deluxe DL AP from October 2010-2011. I sadly did not renew last year.

Unfortunately the Premier AP would cover the parking for the parks but not for the resorts to stay there! It makes no sense to me!! (Unless they changed it!)
I actually stayed in the Paradise Pier Hotel last June for my birthday trip with my best friend. It was AWESOME. Loved it there!

I LOVE that the DL AP offers discounts EVERYWHERE. It's really nice to save on all your food and souvenirs. Even if it is only 10% it's still nice!

Ohhhh... Did you get Mickey luggage??! Can't wait to see it!
I've not stayed at PP hotel but I love the proximity to DTD! What a great way to spend your birthday!

And yes... you will see that my DH is the proud new owner of some Dis luggage!!

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They were a couple of good photos. You may not have ordered all the ride photos but how many people on the DDP would order what they do if it wasn't free?? Savings are savings and you saved money!
Good point Lisa!! I did save $ and I have some photos to prove our silliness on those rides. And I can share them with all of you so perhaps it was totally worth it!!!

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Nice Photopass pic! I've never ordered anything from Photopass, but with 302 pics on it, that CD and upgrade sounds like it was worth it to me! (even if you wouldn't normally get the ride pictures )
Thanks! When I do the math it is less than .66 per photo so from that perspective it is a good deal!
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #86
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Sun. August 19, 2012 - Part 1

Sunday August 19, 2012: Day 2 Ė Part 1



After sleeping so well on the comfy bed I actually awoke to my alarm Ė which I rarely use. Evidence of a good night sleep!

We had an 8am ADR at Cape May for breakfast. We decided to walk over to the BC Resort which was a short trek across the bridge and past the YC. I was feeling a bit guilty seeing all of the joggers out while I was power walking to my next meal. However, it was a lovely morning and we enjoyed the relative cool of the day.

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Walking into the Beach Club Resort lobby brought back some lovely memories of when Em and I stayed there a week in August 2010. There was a lot of hustle and bustle at that time of the morning since there were a lot of people not only checking into Cape May for breakfast but people hanging out in the lobby.


Here's the link to my Cape May breakfast dining review.

Following breakfast, we ended up walking to Epcot. We were pausing to take some photos and a friendly young gal walking by in shorts and a t-shirt offered to take our family photo Ė how nice of her. She just had a demeanor that made me ask, ďAre you a Cast Member?Ē She said yes! I knew it!





We would like to imagine that we are world travelers but we'll settle for touring Epcot:

You know how I like characters? And you recall that I had told Michael that he may have to pose with Princesses. Well, he had me on a technicality on this one! We came across Jane in England. I had not seen her before so had to get a photos! I asked Michael to join us and he pointed out that she wasnít a princess so he could sit that one out! Darn!



I must have guilted him into posing because in the end, he posed with me!

We arrived at the international gateway and headed to the front of the park since I needed to redeem my photopass+ voucher at the camera center. You simply hand them the voucher and they exchange it for this:


They transferred the existing photos that I had on my regular photopass card to the red card. I didnít use the lanyard since I didnít think it matched my peach colored outfit!! Actually, I didnít use the lanyard just because the card itself didnít appear to stay on the hookie thingie so well and I didnít want to lose it.

Since we were already at the front of the park we decided to go on Spaceship Earth Ėit was very cool and refreshing Ė and the ride wasnít bad either! Actually, Michael really enjoyed creating our future at the end. It was funny to see how completely opposite we are when it comes to our preferences for recreation, relaxation, and where we would want to live. Heís a country boy at heart and I am completely and totally a city gal.


Next Up: Epcot Adventures

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:15 AM   #87
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The Boardwalk area in the morning is so peaceful! Hahaha I always am heading to food while I pass people being much more athletic than me too! Oh well, can't pass up those Mickey Waffles!

Glad you enjoyed your CMC breakfast!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:05 AM   #88
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Loved your update!!!

What great pictures of the your early morning walk to breakfast!

I love the Cape May character breakfast, although we haven't been since 2008. The beachy attire is very cute and the characters are really fun. Chip and Dale were still at the Cape May on our visit, before they got pushed out of the picture by Donald.

I don't think I have ever seen Jane, or even anyone getting their pictures with her. Cool!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:35 AM   #89
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*all caught up*

Love all the photos, especially the one of you with the Coca-Cola guy! BW looks beautiful! And the carrot cake cookie ... <drool> So jealous!

Look forward to reading more entries!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #90
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The Boardwalk looks so wonderful in the early morning!

Um... Did you change tops between the picture in the beach club and going to Epcot?!

I love that you saw Jane! I've never seen her in the parks either!
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