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Trip Report Caribbean Beach Spring Break Trip - Lounging Around

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by sheriffwoody, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. DisneyJeff

    DisneyJeff Well-Known Member

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    I like the hat, and it looks good on you. :)
     
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    amjt660 Well-Known Member

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    We discovered the Nomad Lounge when we had dinner at Tiffins back in December.
    Loved it and agreed at that time that if we went back (with Avatar open) it would not be the same
    We enjoyed the comfy couches
    Hard to get up and go into the restaurant after 2 drinks though - really comfy - could have napped

    Although I literally could almost nap any place, any time !!!

    Max
     
  3. amjt660

    amjt660 Well-Known Member

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    Great safari pics
    The hat looks good
    The pic with your leg up is a little staged/fake for me
    But the closeup before and the one after look "real".

    The ride photo?? - the girl in front of you is a "what the @# was I thinking going on this ride" shot
    (And you do not look as terrified as you did on Splash)

    Loving the report - sad that it will end soon

    Max
     
  4. PrincessL

    PrincessL Well-Known Member

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    About an 1.5 inches above my ears. So cute and different from other mouse ears, I love it! She shipped in 1 business day too!
     
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    dclfan Well-Known Member

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    We went to Nomad Lounge back in October and we were seriously the only two people in there. I couldn't believe this beautiful little oasis was hiding back there and no one came. We had gotten engaged the night before in MK at around midnight so it was also the first stop where we "toasted" our new status. The bartender was amazingly sweet and chatted about my ring and engagement. Nomad Lounge will always have a special place in my heart. I want it to remain our hidden spot forever.
     
  6. Courtney6682

    Courtney6682 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! I feel like they could have done waaaayyyyy better with it!
     
  7. joshsprincess921

    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member

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    Great report! As always, love your photos and those ears are so adorable. I am making it my mission to learn how to make ears for my next trip.
     
  8. Zipitidoda

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    I've always wondered if those Hippo's were real. Never seen them move either. I'm a little jealous! Did you trade pins? I saw you were wearing some. I'm debating taking mine this next trip.
     
  9. mlegerto

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    Love your safari photos! What an adorable baby elephant and such a treat to see some active hippos - I literally don't think I've ever seen them move LOL!
     
  10. gdisneyfans

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    No way;);):joyfull:
     
  11. amjt660

    amjt660 Well-Known Member

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    Way!
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  12. gdisneyfans

    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member

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    I'll join in with everyone else:) Your photos are outstanding!

    Really have been enjoying reading your report. You and R look like you're having so much fun together:inlove:
     
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    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member

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  14. sheriffwoody

    sheriffwoody Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thank you! I need to find an excuse to wear it at home.

    Same here. I could nap right now I think. I have a pillow under my desk for little siestas in place of a lunch break sometimes :joyfull:

    I did trade! I don't do it a ton, but I would glance at cast members' pins sometimes and occasionally ask if stores had pin boards to look at. It's a little awkward staring at people's chests, but I got over it. :hilarious:

    Thanks for following along! We do have a lot of fun together :). We don't do a ton together at home. He plays video games and I read/work all the time. So Disney is our bonding time. And planning the trips too, I'm always bouncing ideas off of him.
     
  15. kaitertot5249

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    I'm sad that this report is coming to an end! I've really enjoyed following along and seeing all of your beautiful photos. I'm glad that you both had such a great trip though!
     
  16. fractal

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    Love that 2nd Snow leopard vodka pic ! You must take great wedding ring photos!
     
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  17. sheriffwoody

    sheriffwoody Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Last Day continued

    We had a reservation at Boma for dinner, which we had never tried before. I made it primarily because I knew we'd be at AK that night, and it would be a quick trip to the lodge. In retrospect, I could have done Tiffins, but we'll do that another time. I have no regrets about trying Boma!

    We left early enough to allow for a long bus wait, but we got on one within 10 minutes, and arrived at AKL quite a bit early. I believe we had 30-45 minutes before our reservation. We wandered a little, but ended up at the lounge (what a shock).

    We sat on one of the couches and ordered some drinks. I can't figure out what the name of the lounge is to find the menu, so I guess I'll just show you some pictures.

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    R got the beer. He's had that one before and enjoyed it

    So after our drinks, it was about time for our reservation and we made our way down there. We were seated within 10 minutes, and I glanced at the buffet as we made our way to the table. I was worried about having enough room in my belly to try everything! There was so much! I think the server told us there were 75 items :eek:

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    My first plate. Couldn't tell you what any of that is, but it was all delicious. Polished that off and went back.

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    Once again, all delicious. I'm going strong here!

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    The curry was the star of the buffet. I should have written down which one I got, because now I can't remember. But it was amazing!

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    I was going from right to left on the buffet and the salads were toward to middle, so that ended up being at the end of the meal :joyfull:

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    And of course dessert! I think that big mound was bread pudding. I ate most of that and just nibbled on the rest. I shared dessert with R since we were both beyond full. He also had two more beers, so he was extra full. We spread this out quite a bit, we were there for well over an hour. We both really enjoyed Boma and would definitely recommend it! I hope to get back there soon and enjoy it again.

    When we finished up, we slowly waddled back to the bus stop.

    Made it back to AK and headed to the Rivers of Light FP entrance.

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    We arrived after they were seating people, so we didn't have to wait in a line. We were about halfway back in our section. The viewing seems to be good all the way around, no matter where you sit, so that's nice!

    Soon the show started, and I wasn't planning to take many pictures. I did take a few though.
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    It was....fine. :oops: I fully expected to enjoy it, but I kept getting bored. R didn't like it at all...I believe his words as we were leaving were "that was garbage." I think that's a tad extreme, but I can't said I was that impressed with the show. I would watch it again if I happened to be there at the right time, but I won't be going out of my way to see if again.

    I've read mixed reviews on it, so I'm glad there are at least some folks who love it!

    After the show, it was time to head back to Caribbean Beach and pack our bags for an early morning.

    I don't have anymore pictures to add, but we had a bellman pick us up at 4:45am (he was a tad late and had me in a panic) and we boarded the Tragical Express at about 5:15. The process with the bellman was super smooth, and I imagine that's what we should have done when we arrived. He drove us to the check-in building in a van and dropped us off. Soooo much nicer than walking 10 miles with 50lbs of luggage :rolleyes:

    We made it to MCO in good time and had a short security line. Soon enough we were on our plane back home. It was Easter, so we went straight to R's aunt's house to pick up Chipper, then later had to go to a family dinner thing. I felt bad that we missed church, but flying back that day was the best option for us.

    Alright that's it! I'll post some pre-trip stuff in this thread for our August plans instead of doing a separate thread.
     
  18. Mrhappyplace

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    I'd pick Boma over Tiffens. I know most that have had it and posted about it here love Tiffens but I didn't find the food to be anything special though I may have ordered the wrong things.
    I thought Rivers of Light was alright, it didn't disappoint me or impress me but I'm glad I experienced itI certainlly wouldn't wait in the long lines that I saw people waiting in for the show but after Pandora opens and those lines disappear (maybe) I'd sit and watch the show again.
    Thanks for the trip report and all the great photos. I look forward to your Aug trip details and report!
     
  19. bee

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    Victoria Falls! M and I tried that beer last year and liked it.

    Beautiful shots of RoL! I'm preparing myself in case I don't like it, but I'm still excited to see it.
     
  20. Tuvalu

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    Finally all caught up! A fun read @sheriffwoody and gorgeous pictures as always. The ROL photos were particularly stunning. Sorry you guys didn't enjoy the show more.

    I can clear up the new castle welcome show/EMH confusion @blgauger. The castle show begins 5 minutes before regular park opening hours. So if you attend 8 am EMH you need to make your way to the front of the castle before 9 am if you want to watch it.

    And @sheriffwoody, good thing you did not get up to be at the MK at 7 am. On EMH mornings the turnstiles open just before 8 am. All guests are allowed through at 8 but only resort guests are allowed to enter Fantasyland and Tomorrowland ~ everyone else must stay on Main Street or in the hub like on a non-EMH morning. The turnstiles do not open an hour in advance of EMH. I spoke to a couple different CMs and both gave me the same answer.
     

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