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Trip Report I am Jack's raging excitement

wdisney9000

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Day 5

We slept in after getting home We did our usual routine of coffee on the balcony.

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Always a great view to watch the ships pass by while having some coffee. We showered up and made our way over to Epcot. The pkan was to get to MK but we werent in a rush so we figured we would stroll around Epcot and take the monorail over to MK.

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Spotted Mickey near the IG entrance.

We banked a right turn after entering and made our way over to Norway pavilion for an Einstock and Aus. It was about 11:30 so it was o for beer by our standards, lol. When we entered the shop, there was a lady with a double wide stroller standing right in the middle of the shop and jamming up the flow of foot traffic. If youve ever been in the new Kringla Bakeri, you know that there is a cafeteria style line you move down and a small area behind that to allow traffic to flow through. This woman decided to wait directly in the middle of the open area while her husband was in line. Several people had to ask her to move so they could get by. She was obviously perturbed by the audacity of people trying to get through the shop. She finally moved her stroller to the side but it was still a tight jam. Why not just wait outside????

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The CM working at the front of the line had seen us in there several times already during our trip and told us that we could just go straight to the register if we were just ordering beer. We chuckled that she not only recognized us but knew exactly what were in there for, lol. She was very sweet. And we enjoy hearing them say Einstock and Aus with Norwegian accent. Some will say "ale" instead of Einstock so occasionally we hear, "Ale and Aus".

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Waterfalls and beer make good pics!

Watched a little pinata show while strolling past Mexico.

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We made our way to the Monorail and saw one of our new favorite people watching experiences. The fake candid photo shoot! I cant help but laugh when a person intentionally tries to look as if they are staring of into the distance and they hold the pose for 20 seconds. I laugh more at the way it looks, not the person. To each their own and for all we know, it could be for a school project or something else. Still fun to witness.

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Soon after we were on the monorail and then at MK. My brother loves the Partner statues so we grabbed a pic for him.

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C had to use the restroom so I waited outside for her. The mens room was closed and there was a CM standing there telling people it was closed. Not only could you see him, but I was a good twenty feet away and I could hear him loud and clear saying the mens room was closed but I sat there and watched so many people continue to walk up to him (as they watched him saying it was closed) and try and go in. smh

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wdisney9000

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Day 5 ctd...


There was a picture of Caseys at the end of my last post. I couldnt remember why I took it at first. After speaking with C, she reminded me that we went to Caseys to get fries, then took the fries over to Frontierland and got the buffalo cauliflower nuggets. She prefers the Caseys fries over the waffle fries. The food pics are on her phone, which she said she would send to me, but has not. So onward....

After having lunch, and I cant say enough how GOOD the buffalo cauliflower is, we headed to HM. They had cut the grass in the graveyard and you could get a good view of Mr. Toad.

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i can not remember why she was laughing in this pic, but I like it, so Im adding it.

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We saw the wait time for Mermaid was low so we hopped in line. It said ten minute wait, but it ended up being nearly 30. The line just stopped and we stood there for awhile. We debated getting out of line after ten minutes but we stuck with it.

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We had a Fp for Peter Pan so we headed over there. As we entered the FP queue we noticed someone (CM said it was a child) had vomited on the platform.

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Why do I post this? Because there are many threads about something happening at Epcot, and the first thing people do is blame alcohol and complain about how Epcot is full of drunk people. Anybody that has read any of my TR's over the years knows that C and I spend a majority of our time at Epcot. Not one time have we ever seen a person vomit in the middle of a ride or start a fight or any of the other nonsense people say happens. We could only laugh about the vomit at Peter Pan because if it was ANY ride at Epcot or even any location at Epcot and someone posted it, there would be dozens of people blaming it on the booze and demanding Disney do something about it. So, going by their knee jerk reaction logic, I can only assume that MK is full drunken idiots starting fights, and this picture is proof!! /rant

After Pan, we headed back to the monorail because we had a lunch reservation at La Hacienda in Epcot.

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Started off with drinks of course. C usually gets the cucumber margarita on the rocks but she went frozen this time, and it will probly the last time she orders it that way. She liked it, just not as much as on the rocks.

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I tried the Allende Pale Ale and it was pretty good. I'd order it again.

We had a great seat by the window overlooking the lagoon. I had a pretty good view across the table as well.

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Soon the food was out.

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I can not remember the names of what we ordered but they were both very good!

We finished lunch and headed back to the room for an afternoon break.

Up next ....back to Epcot!
 

Spash007

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Day 5

We slept in after getting home We did our usual routine of coffee on the balcony.

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Always a great view to watch the ships pass by while having some coffee. We showered up and made our way over to Epcot. The pkan was to get to MK but we werent in a rush so we figured we would stroll around Epcot and take the monorail over to MK.

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Spotted Mickey near the IG entrance.

We banked a right turn after entering and made our way over to Norway pavilion for an Einstock and Aus. It was about 11:30 so it was o for beer by our standards, lol. When we entered the shop, there was a lady with a double wide stroller standing right in the middle of the shop and jamming up the flow of foot traffic. If youve ever been in the new Kringla Bakeri, you know that there is a cafeteria style line you move down and a small area behind that to allow traffic to flow through. This woman decided to wait directly in the middle of the open area while her husband was in line. Several people had to ask her to move so they could get by. She was obviously perturbed by the audacity of people trying to get through the shop. She finally moved her stroller to the side but it was still a tight jam. Why not just wait outside????

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The CM working at the front of the line had seen us in there several times already during our trip and told us that we could just go straight to the register if we were just ordering beer. We chuckled that she not only recognized us but knew exactly what were in there for, lol. She was very sweet. And we enjoy hearing them say Einstock and Aus with Norwegian accent. Some will say "ale" instead of Einstock so occasionally we hear, "Ale and Aus".

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Waterfalls and beer make good pics!

Watched a little pinata show while strolling past Mexico.

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We made our way to the Monorail and saw one of our new favorite people watching experiences. The fake candid photo shoot! I cant help but laugh when a person intentionally tries to look as if they are staring of into the distance and they hold the pose for 20 seconds. I laugh more at the way it looks, not the person. To each their own and for all we know, it could be for a school project or something else. Still fun to witness.

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Soon after we were on the monorail and then at MK. My brother loves the Partner statues so we grabbed a pic for him.

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C had to use the restroom so I waited outside for her. The mens room was closed and there was a CM standing there telling people it was closed. Not only could you see him, but I was a good twenty feet away and I could hear him loud and clear saying the mens room was closed but I sat there and watched so many people continue to walk up to him (as they watched him saying it was closed) and try and go in. smh

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Couple reasons I could think of stroller lady:

1) It was hot outside and she wanted to stay cool (but by judging off her outfit, that's not the case)
2) She doesn't trust her husband - to order, to not flirt (that picture makes her look like she is staring down sweatshirt around the waist man who in turn looks quite pleased himself), to find her outside etc

Either way that is super obnoxious, and is really frustrating to see when I go out of my way to make sure I'm out of the way with a stroller.
But that's also one of the reasons I'm refusing to take a double stroller to Disney - they're not worth the hassle!
 

wdisney9000

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Couple reasons I could think of stroller lady:

1) It was hot outside and she wanted to stay cool (but by judging off her outfit, that's not the case)
2) She doesn't trust her husband - to order, to not flirt (that picture makes her look like she is staring down sweatshirt around the waist man who in turn looks quite pleased himself), to find her outside etc

Either way that is super obnoxious, and is really frustrating to see when I go out of my way to make sure I'm out of the way with a stroller.
But that's also one of the reasons I'm refusing to take a double stroller to Disney - they're not worth the hassle!
it definitely was not hot outside especially considering it was late morning early afternoon in December. And if I recall the look on her face was more from her agitation of several people asking her to move.

The picture I took was after she had moved. Before she was right in the middle of that small walkway that was created by removing LOL. And it could very well be possible that she either doesn't trust her husband to get the order right or flirt but considering they have two children it seems she's most likely stuck with him now so what's the point LOL
 

Spash007

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it definitely was not hot outside especially considering it was late morning early afternoon in December. And if I recall the look on her face was more from her agitation of several people asking her to move.

The picture I took was after she had moved. Before she was right in the middle of that small walkway that was created by removing LOL. And it could very well be possible that she either doesn't trust her husband to get the order right or flirt but considering they have two children it seems she's most likely stuck with him now so what's the point LOL
She was in a spot worse than that?? smh

Procreation, amirite?
 

MinnieM123

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After having lunch, and I cant say enough how GOOD the buffalo cauliflower is, we headed to HM. They had cut the grass in the graveyard and you could get a good view of Mr. Toad.
I don't think I've ever even noticed Mr. Toad in the graveyard! :joyfull: Amazing how many times I've been by there and never once noticed!
 

Minnie1986

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Day 5 ctd...


There was a picture of Caseys at the end of my last post. I couldnt remember why I took it at first. After speaking with C, she reminded me that we went to Caseys to get fries, then took the fries over to Frontierland and got the buffalo cauliflower nuggets. She prefers the Caseys fries over the waffle fries. The food pics are on her phone, which she said she would send to me, but has not. So onward....

After having lunch, and I cant say enough how GOOD the buffalo cauliflower is, we headed to HM. They had cut the grass in the graveyard and you could get a good view of Mr. Toad.

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i can not remember why she was laughing in this pic, but I like it, so Im adding it.

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We saw the wait time for Mermaid was low so we hopped in line. It said ten minute wait, but it ended up being nearly 30. The line just stopped and we stood there for awhile. We debated getting out of line after ten minutes but we stuck with it.

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We had a Fp for Peter Pan so we headed over there. As we entered the FP queue we noticed someone (CM said it was a child) had vomited on the platform.

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Why do I post this? Because there are many threads about something happening at Epcot, and the first thing people do is blame alcohol and complain about how Epcot is full of drunk people. Anybody that has read any of my TR's over the years knows that C and I spend a majority of our time at Epcot. Not one time have we ever seen a person vomit in the middle of a ride or start a fight or any of the other nonsense people say happens. We could only laugh about the vomit at Peter Pan because if it was ANY ride at Epcot or even any location at Epcot and someone posted it, there would be dozens of people blaming it on the booze and demanding Disney do something about it. So, going by their knee jerk reaction logic, I can only assume that MK is full drunken idiots starting fights, and this picture is proof!! /rant

After Pan, we headed back to the monorail because we had a lunch reservation at La Hacienda in Epcot.

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Started off with drinks of course. C usually gets the cucumber margarita on the rocks but she went frozen this time, and it will probly the last time she orders it that way. She liked it, just not as much as on the rocks.

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I tried the Allende Pale Ale and it was pretty good. I'd order it again.

We had a great seat by the window overlooking the lagoon. I had a pretty good view across the table as well.

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Soon the food was out.

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I can not remember the names of what we ordered but they were both very good!

We finished lunch and headed back to the room for an afternoon break.

Up next ....back to Epcot!
Do you remember where in Frontierland you got the buffalo cauliflower?
 
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wdisney9000

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After the afternoon break we headed back to Epcot. We had a dinner ADR at Spice Road Table in Moroco pavilion. I had seen in one of @Tuvalu trip reports that they ate on the patio and watched Illuminations. We originally planned on trying the Frozen dessert party but wound up making an ADR instead. They were not too busy when we checked in but we noticed a lady giving the hostess a hard time about something. Seemed to be that they had more people than their reservation stated and the hostess was telling her it just be a short wait. The woman was not happy about that and kept going outside to talk to her party then back inside to try and haggle with the hostess. After a few minutes, the hostess noticed us and apologized for the wait. We told her we didnt mind and that it was a shame she has to deal with people like the woman before us. We explained we just wanted to have some drinks and appetizers on the patio to watch the fireworks. She told us to hold one one moment and she soon returned and asked if we would like to sit in the middle of the dining room where there is a huge window and you can see the show. We agreed! A little kindness goes a long way with the CMs!!

We had an amazing view from the dining room. We ordered drinks first.

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Followed by the brie

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And the fried hummus, which we will ABSOLUTELY be back for! It was awesome!


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We ordered second round of drinks while we watched the show. The service was outstanding. We had a very polite waiter that was kept our glasses full and had good conversation.

We strolled around WS a bit and I grabbed another beer somewhere, cant remember.

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Ill take a random picture like this just for the sake of remembering for the TR, and then I forget where it was, lol.

We headed back to Boardwalk and C went up to the room and I stopped at Big River for a late night brewski

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Up next... day 6, morning at HS and there were people in line for the attractions! The After Hours party spoiled us, haha!
 

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Day 6


In an effort to bang this report out so I can start my Pre Trip Report for an up coming trip (next week!), and I also I had a little passive aggressive push from @amjt660 , Im gonna go be brief and get through this quickly.

After morning coffee we headed on the pathway to HS. C did her Jen Tracker pose for a picture.

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I got a pic of the new bathrooms. Their really nice, IMO and I love the HS color scheme.

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Baseline for a quick snack and to fuel up!

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My Princess

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After Baseline we went over to Star TOurs.

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You gotta love when the FP line is out the door. We miss the After Hours, lol.

We had FP for Slinky Dog but C wanted to grab a drink from Starbucks. While she was getting her drink, I ducked into the Brown Derby to get a selfie to send our friends who had just left WDW and were headed home. BD is one of their favorites and their always telling us to go there but we havent yet. So I figured ID tease them.

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They messaged back right away to share their excitement about us finally trying it out! Thats when I took them down a peg and told them I was just there to use the bathroom.

C joined me and we stopped in one of the shops to get a pin. She only buys the collector or special edition ones to keep and then buy stater packs to trade with CMs. I think this was it. There was two and one of them was more important than the other. I dont know, perhaps @sheriffwoody can verify if this one is special???

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Im glad we took this pic since the (better) HS sign is now changed to the new (IP vomited on) version.

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We made our way over to TSL and soon we were on SDD. We love the hidden mickey in the clouds on the mural.

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Then we got photobombed by a CM blowing her nose. Well done, CM.

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Up next more day 6
 

wdisney9000

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Day 6 ctd..


We did a few more things at HS but the pics are obviously on C's phone. We headed back to BW to freshen before heading over to Disney Springs. C had been trying to get me to go there for over a year. I finally agreed. I dont have anything against it, just never felt like going.

Spotted a "service" dog on our way out to the bus. You cant even see the dog because its owner was allowing it to play with the lady. Great work, pup! FWIW, I never blame the dog, just the human who puts a false label on it so they can bring it into a hotel or theme park, or any place the dog is most likely not acclimated to.

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One good thing about the Springs is that Disney seems to keep about two buses running at the resorts to get you to and from each theme park, but they have 47 buses at each resort for the Springs. We didnt have to wait long. I had brought a beer for the walk to the bus and got on without thinking about it and still had the beer in hand.

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We arrived at the Springs and the plan was for C to do a little shopping and we would try a new restaurant. Shopping first to build up an appetite! Of course, we spotted another dog on our way in, and it was in a stroller. smh.

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C made her around a few shops for a specialty coffee they have and a few other places for some type of soap or candle, I cant remember.

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I found a beer stand so I could have something to do while she shopped.

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They had a pretty sweet Christmas tree.

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The Springs was growing on me as we walked around and C was showing me the different areas and restaurants. HEr mom and her have been several times so she knows her way around.

Shirley status...

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Up next... where to eat???
 

wdisney9000

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Day 6 ctd...


After debating for awhile, we decided to try Art Smith Homecomin'. Boy am I glad we did. This place will get me back to the Springs, no questions asked! We started with the fried green tomatoes with ham arugula. I dont even like fried green tomatoes, well, I didnt until I tried these bad boys! They were great!

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C went with the Rome City IPA and she loved it

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I went with an oldie but goodie...

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Our entrees were out shortly after. I went with a sampler plate and C got some form of sandwich, no doubt a veggie or vegan style.

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I made a biscuit sandwich out of all the offerings. All the food was amazing. We devoured it. I seriously cant wait to go back. We sat outside on the covered patio and the views were awesome and the service was great. C and her mom went in February and she said it was just as good.

After lunch we headed back to bus stop. C showed me this cup cake ATM. I loved it. Great idea.

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We got back to the resort mid afternoon to rest up for the evening.

Up next... relaxing evening at Epcot.
 
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