Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by TheMouseFan, Jun 22, 2017.
Good to hear that. So no chance of a "work trip"?
@TheMouseFan does the selfie!!!
I'm guessing you wanted to take a detour to the Contemporary on your way to WL? Because you could have saved yourself some time and steps by taking the boat from MK directly to WL. Same goes for the process in reverse. The boat dock is not that far from the bus depot.
But I "get" using a detour as a fun way to pass the time (especially if you aren't going into a park.) We do that often.
I wish I could take a "work" trip!! I'm doing my best to come up with some kind of plan!!
Yep, we knew we were going out of the way both times!
Thanks for all the photos of WL! It is our favorite resort. We haven't been to Whispering Canyon in a while but reading your report made me want to go back again soon! It's so hard to find a good balance between enjoying old favorites and trying new restaurants.
You're welcome! This visit made Brian decide that we would stay there without the kids at some point! I know, I have a huge list of places I want to try, but we have a hard time foregoing some of our favorites for something new!
I apologize for the lack of updates this week. It's been crazy here! Cross country has started for Logan and Lily, and Owen just joined a select soccer team and we're trying to get him all situated with that! I have a 10 hour shift today, and a 9 hour shift tomorrow, then we are leaving for Tennessee to visit with the in-laws. They don't have very reliable internet/cell reception where they are on Norris Lake, so no updates until we get back at the end of next week. I'm also having issues with Photobucket wanting to charge me because I have too many pictures, so I need to be looking into new photo storage options. Any suggestions?
Flickr is still free, but I'm guessing they will also eventually start charging.
I use SmugMug which has different price/feature levels - the basic starts at $5.99/month.
UGH this Photobucket thing has me so irritated. Backtracking and taking a feature away frustrates me. It's fine if you want me to pay for hosting going forward, but making me go back and change what I've already got out there is very annoying.
But yeah Flickr. I already pay for pro there, so hopefully I'll be good to go. It's a yearly fee and I hardly even notice I'm paying it anymore.
Where in TN are you headed? I'm in the western (a.k.a. boring and flat) part of the state
Thanks! I'll look into both.
They live right on Norris Lake near Springs Dock. The closest town is Lafollette. It is pretty close to the Kentucky/Tennessee border right along I-75.
Ah yes the pretty side of the state, several hours from my neck of the woods! Hope you enjoy it
Tuesday, June 6
We were up bright and early for our Crystal Palace ADR. A bus came fairly quickly for us and we were at MK by 7:30am. We entered and made our way to the left to wait to enter.
They let everyone in, including non-ADR people at about 7:50. This bothered me a little, as I thought they would hold the non-ADR people until right at 8:00. Not sure why they even have separate lines! Guess there really is no benefit to pre-park opening ADRs now!
We checked in, and we waited, and waited, and waited while everyone around us was being called in. A picture while we waited:
Finally, one of the CMs that was manning the front door approached up and said she noticed we had been waiting quite awhile and asked for our names. She left to check on it, then a manager approached us to see where we had checked in and then he disappeared. He finally came back and seated us. Apparently, they had checked in a different Amy when I gave them our name!! He did eventually return to our table with a paper FP for each of us. I understand mistakes happen, I just wanted to eat!!
View from the table:
The characters were upon us before we even had time to get food!
Tigger was feisty that morning! He started off picking on Lily:
He also got Logan, I just wasn't quick enough for a pic! Then he was excited that he and Owen were the same color!
Then we made our way out.
We decided to start the morning in Tommorowland, and headed over that way.
Lily and Owen wanted to ride Astro Orbiter. Brian and Logan chose to sit this one out! Brian doesn't like the height nor the spinning and Logan doesn't like the spinning!
Next up was Buzz Lightyear. I really dislike this one, but I decided to suffer through for the kids! No really, I hate this ride!!
Needless to say, I lost! I think Owen even had a higher score than I did!!
We couldn't leave Tomorrowland without riding the PeopleMover!
Alright! You're back. But why the hate for Buzz?
I don't like any shooting games! And Buzz in particular makes me queasy sometimes. I think it is the lighting, but don't know for sure why it does.
You would never survive our trips Just the other day we rode it 4 times....its definitely one of our favorites !
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