We will have to check this pavilion out when we go in the fall! That's awesome how detailed the coming attractions are...makes it worth all the walls now!If the finished product(s) are anything like they show that was put on in the EPCOT Experience, I think guests are going to be very happy, even if some of the changes are somewhat radical.
YES! You can only get away with this once, but it's so worth it! We did that to my mom and her friend after we convinced them to ride the RnRC on the first day of our trip!it was a lot easier to convince them to ride most things and ask for forgiveness later if it was too intense!
Exactly right. All the walls do take away from the experience a bit and if this was the one and only time you'd ever be at the park, I have no doubt it would be a huge letdown. However, if you visit frequently and can get a sense of just how much this is going to change your experience, it makes stomaching those walls quite a bit easier.We will have to check this pavilion out when we go in the fall! That's awesome how detailed the coming attractions are...makes it worth all the walls now!
YES! You can only get away with this once, but it's so worth it! We did that to my mom and her friend after we convinced them to ride the RnRC on the first day of our trip!
To my credit, I did have a few drinks leading up to race day, I kept it pretty limited, especially the day before. It really was hard to try and flip the mentality that we were visiting for a very different reason this time around.Loving your restraint on indulging in adult beverages. I was the same, it’s like you have to keep reminding yourself this is not a normal Disney trip.
The loss of the fountain made me quite sad, one of our favourite thins to do was to sit and watch them dancing. Although I will not miss the strange photograph monuments.
We got engaged in Disney (CRT) and we've seen lots of happy couples get engaged in front of the castle with photopass and that is so exciting!!I've yet to witness a Disney proposal and here I was, essentially holding the ring for the guy, and still missed it! Oh well, it was a magical moment for them and pretty cool to be some of the first people to congratulate them.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm excited to go back to Beaches and Cream!!Immediately I was struck with how much larger the dining area now was. I loved the old set up and how charming the entire place was but even with the new colour schemes and the much larger seating area, it still seems to hold a lot of the same appeal. I was most pleased to see that the sirens and lights for the kitchen sink orders were still scattered throughout the restaurant.
Who needs the grains? Just give me the mallows from that cereal!Matt's answer was quite a bit different. He compared it to the marshmallows in Lucky Charms cereal.
KELLY for the win!!! For some reason, I never unpack, either. I mean, I unpack the last day when I'm trying to "repack" everything I brought and bought. But unpacking just doesn't work for me....We hustled up to the room to find our bags waiting for us. I quickly unpacked everything from my suitcase as I do on any trip I take regardless of the length of stay. Kelly, on the other hand, wheeled her suitcase into a corner where it would reside for the rest of the trip. We were both ready for the week!
How sweet of you to join in for the special proposal moment, lol. I've seen several Disney proposals and even got my own! Hang out in front of the castle long enough and you're bound to catch one!As we walked toward MS, we passed by Test Track and listened to some of the cars scream by. Mike's dad had made a short visit to WDW earlier in the year and told him Test Track was his favourite ride which made it a must-do during the trip. We planned on returning to EPCOT the next day and already secured an FP first thing in the morning but we hoped to potentially hit TT before the night was over.
The rest of the walk was spent convincing both Kerri and Mike that they could survive MS with no issues, though I think I almost killed it by telling them not to worry, there are benches along the exit queue to sit at if they felt queasy after the ride. The look I got from both of them could have stopped a train.
They did hesitate but the CM at the entrance also assured them that the green mission was something they could handle. We scanned our bands and made our way into the queue where we were put into our ride lines immediately. As we waited for the pre-show video to flash on, we had a nice conversation with a family from Ottawa and had a good laugh at a couple in another line. The husband was wearing a Cowboys hat and the wife a Redskins hat. We asked how they get along throughout the season to which they responded things are great with the exception of two weeks a year! Mike is a big Giants fan so a lot of NFC East animosity in that waiting area.
Soon enough we were through the pre-boarding area and into our rocket. Both Kerri and Mike were a little concerned once the vehicle closed and the space became tight but thankfully they had no issues once the ride began. Kelly is not a big fan of Mission Space and reluctantly went on it because of our guests but Mike became an instant fan as soon as we walked out. He was already looking forward to riding again. Kerri seemed happy to be back in open space.
From there we decided to cross Future World and head towards Soarin'. The entire group loves Soarin' and since the wait was only posted at 15 minutes we felt it was well worth the walk to the Land.
We knew the park was pretty busy with some of the other wait times around and the number of people we weaved through in the World Showcase but you'd never know it from the looks of the cavernous Land pavilion. The wait time had been reduced to 10-minutes by the time we arrived at the queue and we ended up walking straight into one of the lines for the ride. Very rare that we've never had to stop at least once for Soarin' but we weren't complaining.
I was definitely looking forward to the ride but for my money, this is hands down the best pre-show, simply because of Patrick!
Nice work, indeed!
We loaded into the top, middle section so we didn't get much of the lean effect on many of the scenes but, as was the pattern for the evening, the attraction had some technical issues. The scents were not being pumped out during the different scenes which we all noticed right away. The ride was still great, but you don't realize how much better it is with those great smells until they're no longer there!
Knowing our ADR for Beaches and Cream was getting a little closer, we felt like it would be a good idea to head back to World Showcase and slowly make our way towards the International Gateway to head towards the Beach Club. The walk from the Land to WS seemed very dark for some reason. Not sure if all the walls and construction played a role but it was pretty ominous throughout the Land/Imagination area leading to the entrance to WS.
Thankfully once we did arrive, the countries came alive. There were still a lot of people in and around the area but we took our time heading through Canada and into the UK, looking around and checking things out until we stumbled across a very cool photo opportunity, right near the little house where Alice can typically be found.
There was a couple that looked like they were just about to leave the area so it was a perfect time for us to sneak in. Or so I thought. I was too daft to notice the couple hugging and laughing and the woman starting to cry. I was oblivious to the fact that he just proposed seconds before I made my way behind them and was quietly telling hem to move along! The rest of the group was more present than I was and quickly congratulated them. It was then when I realized what was actually happening and was quick to celebrate with them. I'm sure it was a great moment that I just happened to totally miss! We ended up taking a few pictures for them before they did decide to move on and continue their night at which point we could snap our own pics.
I've yet to witness a Disney proposal and here I was, essentially holding the ring for the guy, and still missed it! Oh well, it was a magical moment for them and pretty cool to be some of the first people to congratulate them.
At this point, it was now time to make our way out of the park and head over to our dinner. I was jacked up to see the new Beaches and Cream. Plus, that Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup was calling my name!
We got engaged in Disney (CRT) and we've seen lots of happy couples get engaged in front of the castle with photopass and that is so exciting!!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm excited to go back to Beaches and Cream!!
Who needs the grains? Just give me the mallows from that cereal!
KELLY for the win!!! For some reason, I never unpack, either. I mean, I unpack the last day when I'm trying to "repack" everything I brought and bought. But unpacking just doesn't work for me....
I'm clearly not looking hard enough while at WDW! Though we were literally in the middle of this engagement and I failed to realize what was going on so I can only imagine how many I've missed from a distance!How sweet of you to join in for the special proposal moment, lol. I've seen several Disney proposals and even got my own! Hang out in front of the castle long enough and you're bound to catch one!
Thanks for catching up!What a nice looking buck! All caught up... and ready to follow.. I haven't been on instagram much lately, so I missed the pictures there.
I have to say I'm in both camps of unpacking vs living out of the suitcase. Anything longer than 3 days, and I unpack.
Your running encounter was totally cool! And that you were able to get a good picture too (my glasses often fog up a bit so pictures often come out a bit blurry because the close portion of my progressives becomes worthless )I was totally caught off guard by my running mate though how cool And appropriate to run into something like that at the Wilderness Lodge.
I guess I’m one of the odd ones that will unpack everything even if I’m staying one night. I like things to be in order and out of the bag!
A perfect way to describe the unpacking...satisfying! There's something about having everything in its place and being able to stash that suitcase until it's needed again.Your running encounter was totally cool! And that you were able to get a good picture too (my glasses often fog up a bit so pictures often come out a bit blurry because the close portion of my progressives becomes worthless )
And I totally agree with the unpacking ... even for one night. I find it very satisfying. The only time I don’t do it for one night is if I am staying in a hotel at the airport on a transit between a late arrival and early departure the next morning. But I will remove everything that I will need in the morning and place it neatly beside the suitcase, and will repack the suitcase with anything not needed
how can you pass up the opportunity to take a few snaps of the famous, and beautiful, Mary Blair mural