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Old 03-12-2013, 11:49 AM   #301
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After exiting POTC, I went and checked us in for our lunch. I requested a waterside table and knew we would have a bit of a wait. They handed me a buzzer/pager that is good if you hang around in the stores close to the restaurant. So we did some looking around.



Nick wanted this picture....I guess on our other trips, he hadn't seen the Club 33 entrance.



We looked around and Marie tried on one of the cute little hats!









After looking around for a bit, we headed back to the lobby area of the Blue Bayou to wait to be paged. I believe we were seated by 2:15 for our 2pm ressie.....which wasn't bad considering we wanted a waterside table.





A couple shots....very dark







We started with the gumbo.



Marie had the Buccaneer's Boneless Short Ribs.



I had the Royal Street Seafood Jumbalya.



Nick had the Le Special de Monte Cristo.



The food was delicious!! Eating here is a nice experience, but the prices are pretty steep.....so we save this for special occasions. Speaking of.......Nick & Marie were presented this little treat to celebrate their engagement.





The meal with the AP discount, tax and tip ran us~~$114.50
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #302
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Great pictures. I'm enjoying your trip. Hope you are too

I love the Petting Zoo!
We did enjoy our trip very much!! Thank you!!!

Isn't it cute???
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #303
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Love the BB update! Hubby and I went there on our 2010 (I think) and loved it of course! It was my birthday, so gave us the waterside table and the chocolate treat as well...loved our meal as well very pricey, but excellent!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #304
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Love the BB update! Hubby and I went there on our 2010 (I think) and loved it of course! It was my birthday, so gave us the waterside table and the chocolate treat as well...loved our meal as well very pricey, but excellent!
It is pricey, but worth it to do once, maybe twice......lol
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #305
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I forgot to mention that when we were waiting to be paged for our lunch.....a couple was getting one of the sketches done and it was a surprise proposal. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the actual proposal.....but we did run into the couple on the exit of Radiator Springs Racers later in the day and and I was sure to ask if she said yes.....and she did!!! So we congratulated them both!!

After lunch, we headed to the photo shop on Main Street to show them our photopass+ card so we could get our Minnie & Friends picture package from breakfast and then have the pics added to our card. Once this was done, I headed back to the hotel to drop off the picture and then head to the Carousel Inn to help with the set up of the Meet-n-Greet party for the Divas. Unfortunately, since I ate.....I wasn't feeling the best......so I was really running late by the time I felt up to going. I ended up taking a cab over to the Carousel Inn. When I got up to the room......most of the decorating was well under way and I almost felt out of place being there. Here was the decor for the Redneck theme.













LOL......they were having to drink these down for the table centerpieces.....lol



The last 2 years, the snack table was my baby.....this year all I ended up doing was the sign ups for the snack table. These were the bags they got to use to put their snacks in. I actually contact Piggly Wiggly corporate trying to get some of their bags.....but they said I would need to contact the stores directly and I came up empty on both places I emailed....in fact, the store level never even responded to my emails.



The snack table.....more was added after I took these pictures.







A few of the beverage choices.



This was disney-super-mom/Capri's costume.....lol



More decor:









This poster was a prize for one of the games at the party. BILLY!!!!



This year's nametags.



I stayed for a short time after the ladies started to arrive. I knew the amount of ladies coming and the room size would not work for me and my anxiety. I said hello to a lot of the gals and after I got my Diva shirt for this year's theme from Melody, I left and headed back to the parks to meet back up with Nick & Marie.



Melody and her son do an amazing job on these shirts every year. I'm always in aah of how beautiful they are and all the detail work she puts into each shirt. THANK YOU MELODY!!


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Old 03-13-2013, 10:51 AM   #306
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So after I left Nick & Marie, they found a few of the princesses over by Snow White's Grotto to the right of the castle.







Remember to empty your pockets of change in the wishing well, the money goes to Make-A-Wish.



Snow White:





Aurora/Sleeping Beauty:





Spring flowers



Nick & Marie headed to Fantasyland and took a spin on the teacups.







Next they rode Alice in Wonderland.



They stopped in the Mad Hatter's shop and Marie tried on some ears.



Their next ride was on Mr Toad's Wild Ride.











Next up was a spin on Sleeping Beauty's Carrousel.






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Old 03-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #307
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Nick and Marie next hit Pixie Hollow.















Tinkerbell had a photopass photographer....so you'll see those pictures later on......but they did use Nick's phone to get the picture with Fawn.



After meeting with the pixies, they decided to blast some targets in Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters.











When they got off the ride, Nick received my text letting them know I was heading back to the parks. So we decided to meet in the middle of the esplanade between the parks.


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Old 03-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #308
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I met up with Nick & Marie and we decided to head back to the hotel so I could drop off my shirt and also so we could pick up jackets. Nick took pics as they had waited for me in the esplanade.













A pick from our room.



We went back to DCA via the Grand's entrance and headed straight to CarsLand so I could pick us up a Radiator Springs Racer's FastPass. We decided to ride Luigi's. The pictures from the rest of Day 2 came off Nick's iPhone. I decided to leave my purse/camera back in the room.









After flying on the tires, we grabbed some water and took a rest in the Cozy Cone area and waited for our FP time to arrive. This was my first time (well actually Nick & Marie's as well) riding RSR at night.....we never got that opportunity in December.....the ride went down for hours the night we were waiting to ride it. So I was pretty excited. I was NOT let down......it was AWESOME!!!!!



I don't have anymore pictures from today. After our ride on RSR, we headed through the wharf area and over to the pier. Nick & Marie rode California Screamin'. I opted to just hang out and watch. I used to ride this....but I have such a fear of it breaking down and having to "walk" off one of the hills!! So I let them go......lol



We next rode Toy Story Midway Mania and Ariel's Undersea Adventure. At this point, we were all hungry....so we headed to White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian.

We got a sandwich (Nick & Marie were going to share) and I got a fruit plate. We got 3 drinks and 2 bottled sodas to keep in fridge for the next day. The food.....not so great.

Sandwich, Fruit Plate, 3 fountain drinks, 2 bottled drinks with tax and AP Discount ~ $29.68

We went back to our room to eat, watch World of Color and also cut into Nick & Marie's cake. It was good.....but would have been much better if it had been cold vs room temp. We made room in the fridge for the cake so next time it would be cold.


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Old 03-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #309
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I am endlessly amazed by and in awe of how committed to the theme the Divas are when putting together their parties! I can see why it takes a whole year to prepare for these events - not just to get everyone coordinated and activities arranged, but to follow through on these fabulous themes.

Anyway, the little touches and decorations around the room crack me up!

It's too bad that you were not able to be more involved in the planning of the party/Meet this year-- because, as I have told you before, you would make an excellent party/event planner, and this sort of thing is right in your wheelhouse! In fact, if I had money and were trying to plan a party with a specific theme, I would definitely hire you to take care of the planning!

The t-shirt (Diva Springs) may be my favorite of all the ones I've seen from previous Diva trips. Melody and her son are extremely talented and creative!

Pixie Hollow is such a pretty area. Even for those who have no interest in meeting fairies, it's just a nice, tranquil, scenic little spot in the park.
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I am endlessly amazed by and in awe of how committed to the theme the Divas are when putting together their parties! I can see why it takes a whole year to prepare for these events - not just to get everyone coordinated and activities arranged, but to follow through on these fabulous themes.

Anyway, the little touches and decorations around the room crack me up!

It's too bad that you were not able to be more involved in the planning of the party/Meet this year-- because, as I have told you before, you would make an excellent party/event planner, and this sort of thing is right in your wheelhouse! In fact, if I had money and were trying to plan a party with a specific theme, I would definitely hire you to take care of the planning!

The t-shirt (Diva Springs) may be my favorite of all the ones I've seen from previous Diva trips. Melody and her son are extremely talented and creative!

Pixie Hollow is such a pretty area. Even for those who have no interest in meeting fairies, it's just a nice, tranquil, scenic little spot in the park.
I think the parties get bigger and better each year. The group size keeps growing too.....so I'm not sure that space is going to work at the rate of growth the Diva's have been seeing.

I think with all the stuff that happened this last year, my heart just wasn't into like it was the last 2 years. We added more people to the committee and I just wasn't as involved. In fact, I wasn't even sure I was going for a while.....so others stepped up. I just felt a little lost going since the last 2 years, I did the name tags, made the snack bags and decorated the snack table. This time I didn't haven't anything to do.

This year's shirt has a lot of detail......absolutely stunning to see in the sunlight too. So many little rhinestones......wowsers!!

I love Pixie Hollow!!!
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Great update! I somehow missed the update with the baskets and cake! Very nice! The cake is soo pretty! Having started doing cake decorating a bit for fun, I know how time consuming they are, so actually, I think yours was pretty cheap!

That shirt is AMAZING!!! Maybe next year!
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Great update! I somehow missed the update with the baskets and cake! Very nice! The cake is soo pretty! Having started doing cake decorating a bit for fun, I know how time consuming they are, so actually, I think yours was pretty cheap!

That shirt is AMAZING!!! Maybe next year!
The cake was very pretty. The flowers look like silk flowers, but they are heavy.....I'm guessing sugar flowers.

Loved this year's design!!
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great pics so far!
Thanx Sid!!! I need to get back to reporting......but life happened. Yesterday was Anthony's 12th birthday, so we did a Disney movie theme party that I will share today!!!
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Anthony's 12th Birthday and Disney Movie Theme Party!!!!!!

We went with CARS for the party, as this is one of Anthony's favorite movies. He loved going to CarsLand in DCA in December. He was the one that said it was like "walking right into the movie"!!.

So as he was sleeping Friday night.....Mike & I set up some of the party, so he'd be surprised when he woke up.

The centerpiece on the table. Mike had to "carjack" some of Anthony's CARS to use in the decor.





The racing flags hung over the table.



The presents (of course wrapped in CARS paper).





The jukebox for one of the games.



The itinerary (and yes, I misspelled Mater....ugh)



Anthony's birthday balloons.





Anthony got a "pre-gift". I had bought this prior to picking a birthday theme and getting his gifts at Disneyland when I was there this past trip. So I decided he could open this before the "official" party started.





Lunch was pizza~~BBQ chicken, Sausage and Hawaiian.







After lunch it was time to get started. Anthony had to wear his race hat & Pit Pass.





As I got everything together for our first game~~Anthony, Shy & Marie, Addy & Michayla waited excitedly!!








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