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Old 01-07-2013, 12:50 PM   #601
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Just checking in from Oakland airport to see if there are any updates
Those suite pictures are out of this world!!!!
Glad you stopped in!!! The pictures are ok but the suites themselves are out of this world......lol I'd love to see the Pirates one......does Johnny Depp stop by to tuck you in????
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #602
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Whew finally caught up hooray! Loving your trip report so far! reading one of your TR's is almost like being in the park can't wait to read more!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #603
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Whew finally caught up hooray! Loving your trip report so far! reading one of your TR's is almost like being in the park can't wait to read more!
Thanx Sid!!! I really should get back on it.......I finally took Christmas down today.....so that took up a chunk of my day. I'll start back up tomorrow!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #604
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Day Three in the parks~~December 12

Today was an early morning......no one really wanted to be up. Our Sleeping Beauties........







We had a 7:20am Surf's Up with Mickey breakfast......thankfully it was just downstairs.





After checking in, we were taken inside the restaurant and have a meet up with Mickey (and the photopass photographer).











After playing with Mickey, we are escorted to our table. We're all kinda in a fog and trying to wake up.......Minnie showed up and everyone started to perk up.

Minnie was very sweet with Michayla in trying to get her to interact.









Hugs for Addy!





Dancing with Shyann!







.......and a big hug for Anthony!!



Part of the group went up to get food as I sat at the table and went over the plans for the day........I was already forgetting something.......
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #605
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Mike got some food porn pics of the hot foods at the buffet.















Pluto showed up next at the table.













Shyann loves Pluto (or should I say "doggy")!

















So while Pluto was at our table......something I had forgotten this morning had arrived at the restaurant and was now sitting at a separate table.


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Old 01-08-2013, 11:02 AM   #606
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Next up was Stitch!!! This is one of the kids favorite characters at the meals.......he is very playful!!





Michayla wasn't quite sure what to think of Stitch......







Anthony's turn......



Stitch took his hat!













Michayla was starting to wake up and warm up to all the activities going on.



At this point I have realized that the big thing I had forgotten this morning was........I had invited Sherry and Liza to join us. I felt horrible!! I had remembered before going to bed.....but I guess, the waking up in a fog thing made me space out on it. I still feel horrible.....I'm usually so good in remembering plans (since I uber-plan......) so not typical of me!!! Anywhos........as soon as I spotted them, I went over to say hello.



We chatted shortly and then I headed back to the table. Here are some of the plates of food with our group.












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I think I finally got up and got my breakfast.......



Pluto passed by and patted Shy's head.









Daisy was here!! We hadn't seen Daisy since it was the Lilo-n- Stitch meal. I always read other's reviews/TR's and they see Daisy here......so we finally were here on the right day!!!











Even the older boys got some love!





Daisy knows how to represent!!!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!



But really.......who else would Daisy Duck cheer for.......

Daisy played with Michayla.......











I'm guessing Mike went back over to the buffet and got another picture.


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Old 01-08-2013, 11:49 AM   #608
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Shyann got antsy, so Mike let her get up and dance around a bit to the music.







After I had my breakfast, I went over and joined Sherry & Liza to visit for short time. This is what was going on at the table in my absence.







Minnie showed up for another visit.









Anthony came over to Sherry's table and got Stitch's attention again with his hat.













Random pic of the bright colors on the buffet.



So we said our goodbyes and headed back upstairs. We all loves this buffet. We enjoy the venue, because it's smaller and you get great character interaction. We also enjoy the different buffet offerings~~flatbreads, caramel banana french toast, chilaquiles & smoothies.

Next on my schedule was LAUNDRY!! Ugh.....I'm not a fan of doing laundry at home, let alone on vacation. After our marathon on Grizzly River the day before......not only did I have a lot of dirty clothes......we also had a ton of wet stuff!! So I pulled it all out, sorted it, bagged & suitcased all of it and then Mike and I headed to the laundry room at the hotel.

This is the laundry room:

There are 4 washers.



There are 8 dryers.



1 Token = $1.00
Washer takes 2 Tokens and the Dryer takes 2 Tokens.





They also had a vending machine with Tide laundry soap (1 load), Clorox All-Color Bleach (1 load) and Bounce dryer sheets (2 sheets). Each taking 1 token. (we actually brought our own soap but did take advantage of the dryer sheets). So we started the process. We did 4 loads. I think it took us about an hour and a half for the wash & dry process.......but then I still had to fold everything. The laundry room was open and bigger than most motel/hotel laundry facilities. It had the big table to fold laundry on and a tv to keep you entertained.

When we finished, we headed back up to our room to gather the troops and head to the parks........FINALLY!!!
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Breakfast looked good and character interaction looked awesome

Love seeing Shy dancing around and so happy with Pluto. Great pics

Great update
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Breakfast looked good and character interaction looked awesome

Love seeing Shy dancing around and so happy with Pluto. Great pics

Great update
It's a fun meal!! Shy had a blast at these meals.....well actually at Disneyland in general!!
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I appreciate all the character meal photos. I think this is our pick for DS's birthday in March. He is a longtime Stitch fan, plus all the others are a big bonus (that many fewer lines to wait in).

I know it's not all about the food, but did you feel like it was good enough -- warm and decent?

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just finished your TR so far and love it! I think your description has cemented my plans for PPH Surf's Up breakfast one morning. I was having a hard time deciding!
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I appreciate all the character meal photos. I think this is our pick for DS's birthday in March. He is a longtime Stitch fan, plus all the others are a big bonus (that many fewer lines to wait in).

I know it's not all about the food, but did you feel like it was good enough -- warm and decent?

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Stitch is a big draw to this meal and well worth making the trip over to the Paradise Pier Hotel (if you're not staying there).

This is my favorite buffet......The food like the eggs, sausage, potatoes, omelets I've always found to be hot and fresh. I will say the french toast (they dice it up) and occasionally the flatbreads have been a little......eh. The key I think to any buffet (and with the restaurant being small) is hitting some of those items when they bring out a new pan. Then you're getting hot & fresh. I haven't had many negatives at this buffet.

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just finished your TR so far and love it! I think your description has cemented my plans for PPH Surf's Up breakfast one morning. I was having a hard time deciding!
It's a good one in my opinion!!!! Thank you for joining in on my TR!!!!
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Really love this update, partly because of course Stitch, but I also love to eat there. The food is good, and it's not so busy. I guess I didn't like the laundry part so much (boring! Haha), but love all the character photos. Stitch looked like so much fun when he took Anthony's hat!
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Really love this update, partly because of course Stitch, but I also love to eat there. The food is good, and it's not so busy. I guess I didn't like the laundry part so much (boring! Haha), but love all the character photos. Stitch looked like so much fun when he took Anthony's hat!
I figured you'd be a fan of today's update!!! Yup, Surf's Up has become a
favorite of my family!!!

The laundry is kinda boring.....but you don't get too many pics or info on the laundry room.....thought I'd share it.
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