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Pre-Trip It's the time of your life!

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by belledream, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. littleroo

    littleroo Well-Known Member

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    Following!! Loving your plans!! Congrats on your fast passes! Hoping and knowing all of your dreams will be coming true shortly!!
     
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  2. belledream

    belledream Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Woohoo, glad to have you along for the ride! Thanks so much!
     
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  3. tiggertwins

    tiggertwins New Member

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    Have a wonderful trip and never give up! I went to Disney in 2012 with the thought that we won't be back for awhile as it was too hard to watch all the families. I did make a wish at the fountain by the castle and now (after nine years of disappointment and some fertility help) I have twin girls that will be 4 in November and took them on their first trip to the world last year.
     
  4. RedNoseMickey

    RedNoseMickey Well-Known Member

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    Your trip sounds wonderful! I am glad you got the fp's you wanted.
     
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  5. LeighM

    LeighM Well-Known Member

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    Your trip sounds like so much fun!
     
  6. belledream

    belledream Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Oh my gosh, what a beautiful miracle...thank you so much for sharing! We won't give up on our dream, that's for sure! Best wishes to your lovely family!

    Thank you! I just realized I forgot to acknowledge Online Check In just now. Very important stuff! :p

    Yay, thank you! I cannot wait...these next 2 months better fly!
     
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  7. belledream

    belledream Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    You know those comments like 'How does Disney expect me to know what I want to eat at 6 months out?' Guilty. Totally guilty. I literally search every menu item on the internet before I can commit to a dining reservation because I am shallow and judge food based on looks.

    So what does that equate to? A long post complete with pictures and ramblings about 'favorites' and 'wants'! Please feel free to chime in with your own favorites, and please, for the love of Mickey Mouse, tell me if I am making a decision I will regret!

    Tiffins
    We have the Rivers of Light package so that means we'll also get appetizers with our meal...which means I open up the menu and my 'wants' list multiply like bunnies. While everything from the mussels to the soup make my mouth water, I am currently drawn to the Marinated Grilled Octopus, because how often do I get to eat octopus at Disney? Not very often.
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    J initially said he wanted the bread service and I was like, NO WHAT A WASTE, and now he wants the Sustainable Seasonal Fish Causa because it looks like raw fish and that's all. He knows nothing else about it. For his entrée, it's a no brainer. He wants the Wagyu Strip Loin and Braised Short Rib, and I approve of this one. Man, isn't that beautiful?
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    Tiffins menu really speaks to me, so I'm on the fence with a variety of possibilities...it might be a gametime decision. (So much for my opening statement. I swear I'm not a hypocrite - this one is particularly hard!)
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    For dessert, we're fighting over the rights to the South American Chocolate Ganache.

    Brown Derby
    Another dining package. Feeling indulgent I suppose. Any Famous Cobb Salad fans out there? Worth it over a crab cake or tuna? J's got the Beef Carpaccio covered already.
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    Duck Two Ways is my current muse. I'm trying not to get too attached to a certain menu item at a Signature place, since they tend to disappear mysteriously!
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    Well, as long as I get the Grapefruit Cake somewhere in the dessert trio, I'll be happy.

    Kona Café
    Words like 'Miso-buttered Strip Loin' and 'Dashi Noodle Bowl' on the new menu have us sold. Throw in some of the best desserts we've ever had at WDW and Kona Café is literally twisting our arms into going back again.
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    Hi, beautiful Kilauea Torte.

    Be Our Guest
    Pretty much ate our way through the entire menu, and J has found his forever food in the Grilled Strip Steak, but I'm not ready for commitment yet. Catch Du Jour was added to the menu and I want to see what it's all about! Clearly, nobody else on the internet cares, as my search for a picture was futile. Clearly that's a good sign. Anyways, here's a picture of the gone Salmon to fill the void.
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    I regret every single BOG meal I have where I do not have my beloved Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake.
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    No more mistakes!

    Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
    We're comin' for that fried chicken! Is it considered ordering different things if J gets Art's Famous Fried Chicken and I get Fried Chicken and Doughnuts?
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    I'm afraid it's gonna be so great that we won't want to share. I have serious FOMO.
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    I'm totally getting the Hummingbird Cake for dessert. It's just gorgeous!

    Tokyo Dining
    New menu, old visitors. J has his eye on three things. The Filet Mignon:
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    The Kurobuta Tomahawk Tonkatsu:
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    And the Miso-marinated Rack of Lamb. I'll probably end up getting 1 of the 2 he doesn't get because I am a great wife.

    Satu'li Canteen
    Yes, it's not Table Service, but the pictures are pretty and like I said earlier, I'm shallow and am going to include them. I'm still a little fuzzy on the menu/concept, so I think it's one of those things I'll have to figure out when I order, but both of us are actually really excited to try this place, and treating it like a special dinner! He'll definitely go for the Slow-roasted Sliced Grilled Beef Bowl.
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    For variety, I will probably get the Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl, but not holding myself to it if I want to go beef or fish...or even tofu!
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    And this awesome-looking-thingamabob...the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse...is literally everything J hates bundled into one, but even he wants to try it. It's that cool!
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    The Chocolate Cake is also drool-worthy.
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    Just occurred to me: you'd think these two desserts would have more interesting names, no?

    Anyways, that's it for dining, actually! It doesn't seem like a lot, but I guess we are going to two Signature restaurants, have a ton of QS going on, and also have Food & Wine to work in.

    F&W! That will be coming in another installment whenever they release. the. menus. In the meantime, I will have to find other ways to entertain myself.
     
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  8. fractal

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    Following!

    Plans look great as do your dinning options.
     
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  9. belledream

    belledream Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Glad to have you aboard! :happy:
     
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  10. RedNoseMickey

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    I am glad I am not the only one that spends a lot of time looking at menus. My trip is not till January but I am already planning what to get where. Seriously considering getting a little notebook to write down meals/snack and their locations so I can use it as a reference when I am in the parks.:oops:
     
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    You're not crazy for this!! I ALWAYS forget a snack I wanted to try on my trips and regret it when I get home.
     
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  12. ScarletBegonias

    ScarletBegonias Well-Known Member

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    Ohh! I'm in! Just love your trip reports!

    I love BATB too ( just got a BATB tattoo! I love it so much) and I got so emotional when I saw the live action movie! I really liked it.

    Sending you fairy dust on your family dreams... Maybe that Disney magic is just what you need. :)
     
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  13. amjt660

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    Just my two cents but I would be concerned with the parts of the mirror frame that stick out from the side of the phone
    Personally I carry my phone in my pocket (front or back) and I think that it would continually catch as I was removing it and putting it back into my pocket.

    Also I would think that the constant snagging might cause this to be a weak point and they might crack/snap off

    I understand the emotional attachement to the phone case - It is beautiful looking - but I fear it might not work well from a practical sense.

    Thus ends the opinion of
    1) a guy
    2) an engineer

    Max
     
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  14. belledream

    belledream Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Exactly my reason for not throwing my card at it immediately. Ironically, my husband is also a guy and an engineer, and is my resident-phone-holder when I don't carry a purse and he wasn't too high on the idea either.

    It was just a pipe dream. :grumpy:
     
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    Great minds think alike and fools seldom differ

    Max
     
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    belledream Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I missed a few of these replies for some reason!

    But YES to food planning! It's almost as fun as eating. I definitely have a snack list with location and price...gotta maximize those snack credits! :p

    I feel the same way except that when I'm there, I see the snack I want, and I'm too full to eat it or say I'll get it later and truly regret it. :cry:

    Welcome back Scarlet!!! :D BATB tattoo? That sounds awesome! I'm not a tattoo girl but if I were, I wouldn't put many other options above that! I def cried during the trailer...Tale as Old as Time gets me every time. Thanks for the wishes! :inlove:
     
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    I just ate lunch, but those food pictures are making me hungry again:joyfull:! Your plans sound great:)
     
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  18. belledream

    belledream Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I. can't. wait. to. eat. I'm tired of homecooking...ready for someone else to take care of me! ;)
     
  19. gdisneyfans

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    I'm with you! That's one of the best parts of vacation! No cooking:happy:
     
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