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Old 04-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #61
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Thank you! They are from my last trip, and since I never finished my TR I figured I would sprinkle a few in here!
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #62
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Joining in! I'll be there in October too, but at the end of the month. Can't wait!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #63
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That is a great picture of Ragland Road by the way. I agree about Earl, it is delicious! unfortunately on our next trip we don't plan on going to DTD...what to do :O...There is an Earl at the airport where we have a layover :D problem solved haha.

I've yet to try the Cali Grill sushi but I need to add that to my to do list for future trips.
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Joining in. Another October traveller. Unlike you, I'll be travelling with boys.
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That is a great picture of Ragland Road by the way. I agree about Earl, it is delicious! unfortunately on our next trip we don't plan on going to DTD...what to do :O...There is an Earl at the airport where we have a layover :D problem solved haha.

I've yet to try the Cali Grill sushi but I need to add that to my to do list for future trips.
Thank you! I can think of NO better airport food than an Earl of Sandwich!

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:45 AM   #66
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You brave, brave soul! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!
Brave.




I guess that's one word for it.

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I guess that's one word for it.

We will be in Disney about the same time! I hope our weather is nice!
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We will be in Disney about the same time! I hope our weather is nice!
Me too. I need good weather to walk between the food booths and to encourage me to drink quick.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:20 AM   #69
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Day 2 Plans (Part One)

Being a creature of habbit, I have certain traditions that I always feel I MUST follow. The first is not making any "park" plans on Travel Day, and having a killer ADR on night one. We have already discussed "Tradition One" so this will bring us to "Tradition Two" and my Day 2 Plans!

I have read many times that first timers should not go to the Magic Kingdom as their first park, but as their last. The theory is that after seeing that Castle, nothing else will ever compare, thus leading to a series of disappointments throughout the trip.

I have always been one that more or less marches to my own drum, so I cry foul on this theory. I think that it is a disservice to Disney to say that the other parks don't compare. I happen to love all the parks, but each in their own unique way. I love Hollywood Studios for its amazing thrill rides, and because it does feel as if you have been transported back to Hollywood in its Hey Day. I love learning about different cultures in Epcot and roaming about drinking and snacking. I don't care for many of the rides here, except Soarin', which I fell in love with at Disney's California Adventure first. And I love Animal Kingdom because you truly feel immersed in Africa!

Traveling with a "first timer" for the first time since I was a first timer myself, I try to keep that in mind. I don't want to ruin any of the magic for my friend!

So where are we headed to for our first fill day of Disney fun and frivolity?

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I just can't help myself. I am drawn to the castle. It has to be the first thing that I do!

So, we will make our way to the train depot...


~*~We're walking right down the middle of Main Stret, U.S.A~*~



There's my beauty...

And we will make a detour to...


for some AMAZING eats!

Poohs french toast, the breakfast lasagna, the breakfast pizza, the cobbler, everything! SO AMAZING!

We have an 8:05 AM ADR here, so I can't wait for Megan to experience the beauty that is Magic Kingdom before park opening!

After we enjoy a breakfast with a few of our closest friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, where do you think we will be off to for our first ride?
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Love your plans. That's a pretty cool picture of Raglan Rd. Nice vantage point for the shot.

I used to have to go to MK on my first day. And my first ride always had to be Space Mountain. There is just something awesome about walking down Main Street time that is so awesome. And I love CP breakfast. The best!
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Great plans so far for MK. I had to double check your dates to see what day you're planning the CP breakfast. I think we'll be there the day after you.

I like to go towards Fantasyland myself. If possible, hit Peter Pan and the Teacups early! But with the new expansion, I'm guessing that you're going to go towards the Enchanted Tales with Belle.
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I'm a huge lover of Magic Kingdom. I do love the other parks but there is something just special about MK. And I love the idea of started at the park where it all started.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:59 AM   #73
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Love your plans. That's a pretty cool picture of Raglan Rd. Nice vantage point for the shot.

I used to have to go to MK on my first day. And my first ride always had to be Space Mountain. There is just something awesome about walking down Main Street time that is so awesome. And I love CP breakfast. The best!
CP is definitely one of my favorite breakfasts on property. There is so much variety! We usually are able to duck out by about 8:45 and spend the last 15 minutes before rope drop taking some pictures!

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Great plans so far for MK. I had to double check your dates to see what day you're planning the CP breakfast. I think we'll be there the day after you.

I like to go towards Fantasyland myself. If possible, hit Peter Pan and the Teacups early! But with the new expansion, I'm guessing that you're going to go towards the Enchanted Tales with Belle.
We will be at CP on 9/29. I can't even tell you how excited I am for the new Fantasyland! I tried really really hard to not peek at any pictures of it online, so as to not ruin the surprise. I think my will power only held out for about 4 days.

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Agreed! I love learning about the history of the park. On my last trip, we did the Keys To The Kingdom Tour. I was SO glad that we decided to do it, because we learned so many neat and interesting details that we otherwise would have missed. One of my favorite parts of the tour is when they were explaining how the planning of Disney World was a seriously covert operation. Walt and his brother made up a bunch of dumby companies, and started buying up property in mass quantities. In the mean time, the rumor mill was running in over drive, speculating where Disney's next park was going to be. They had about 90% of the property purchased, when Walt sat down and did an interview with some publication. The interviewer asked if Walt was, in fact, planning to build a theme park in Central Florida. Walt told the reporter they were crazy. Central Florida was hot, humid, mosquito-infested swampland. Thunderstorms would seemingly pop up out of nowhere, and the land was completely unsuitable for construction. The reporter took it for what it was, and went back to assemble their article. The reporter got to thinking that Walt, a guy from Southern California, knew way to much about the geography of Central Florida, and surmised that they were in fact planning to build the next Disney park in Florida. The next day they ran with the story, and it cost the Disney company more money to buy up that last 10% of land, than it did the preceding 90%!
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I agree that nothing starts off a Disney trip as a day at MK and a before park ADR at Crystal Palace is the (2nd) best way of starting a MK day (I still need my Kona Coffee :P). Walking down that empty Main St USA is priceless. What a great start. We are debating between CP and CRT for our final day. CRT is in the lead for the sole reason that we've never been before.
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I agree that nothing starts off a Disney trip as a day at MK and a before park ADR at Crystal Palace is the (2nd) best way of starting a MK day (I still need my Kona Coffee :P). Walking down that empty Main St USA is priceless. What a great start. We are debating between CP and CRT for our final day. CRT is in the lead for the sole reason that we've never been before.
Go for CRT! I went on my first trip in 2010 and it was incredible! They have since changed the menu, but from everything I have read the food is very very good. Lobster crepes anyone?
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