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Magnolia Pancake Haus, Movies and San Antonio Botancial Garden

Hi guys, once we finally got back into the swing of things we spent a little time on our first full weekend back with hubby’s mom and we went out to try the Magnolia Pancake Haus instead of our normal venue, Ihop 🙂

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Kris ordered the southwest eggs benedict, had pulled pork instead of the Canadian bacon and had bbq sauce on top of the Hollandaise sauce, it was delicious, truly. The pork was a great compliment and the mixed sauces made this dish, yum!! eggsbenedict

On the side he ordered the banana foster pancakes, plain pancakes with a  banana foster sauce. The sauce was a bit sweet for me, but hubby really enjoyed thembananafosterpancakes

My MIL ordered Magnolia Haus’ famous, Authentic Munchener Apfel Pfannekuchen and a side of bacon

It is a giant puffed apple pancake served with European style whipped cream and powdered sugar, this was really good and super rich, one bit was enough for me.

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I ordered the corn beef has with over easy eggs, was delicious, really enjoyed it. The corn beef was a perfect balance of potato and corn beef and the runny eggs just made it awesome.

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The corn beef also came with a side of buttermilk pancakes, they were really nice, nothing over the moon special but a nice pancake all the same.plain pancakes

I would definitely go back to the Pancake Haus, even Guy has eaten here, my only complaint was the weird seat covers in their bathrooms, lol!

And just a word of advice, get there early, this place really starts booming after 11am, wow!

After breakfast we realized there was a theater next door, so we went to see the new Evil Dead but before that we posed with the fun movie props, even though we won’t be seeing The Croods in theaters.

Hammin’ it up with the Croodscroods

Eek! This weird sloth is making a move, lol! weirdsloth

So as many of you know Evil Dead is a remake evil_dead_2013_by_myrmorko-d5j4g87

It was a Sam Raimi film and well it was so bad it became funny and also became a cult classic. This one was not funny and not a Sam Raimi film although he and Bruce Campbell did help produce the film.

It was pretty decent, it had been so long since I had seen the original I couldn’t remember what was new and what was old. But as a stand alone I enjoyed it, it was very bloody and had a good cast ( Jane Levy from Suburgatory is the main girl.)

I also liked that they changed big parts of the story ( I will refrain from adding spoilers.) My BIG complaint is previews, I know most people enjoy previews and I used to be one of them, but nowadays they ruin movies and shows alike. They gave away so much of the movie that some of the big parts, we already knew.

This is not the first time either, they ruined Quarantine and even the last episode of Dexter season 6 (I still want to write Showtime and give them a piece of my mind, lol.)

So if you haven’t seen any trailers, remember this is not the original Evil Dead and enjoy a good horror movie, check it out, I am sure you will enjoy it.

After the movie we left Kris’ mom and went to the San Antonio Botanical garden since I had never gone and it was a pretty spring day.

Map for the Botanical Garden

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The garden is pretty large took us a few hours to do and even on a day in early April got pretty hot in the afternoon, I would recommend doing the garden in very early spring or very early in the day.

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Us at garden entranceus

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Wisteria area

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I hit my head on the tree taking this pic, but it was such a cute snail 🙂 232323232%7Ffp543;4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=36463238;234;nu0mrj

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That was our day at the Botanical garden, it was really pretty and had alot to look at. Definitely a nice place to take pictures for spring with your family. If you have a chance before it gets too warm check it out, they even do night-time movies in the garden through out the year.

So that was our first full weekend back home, pretty fun-filled. Hope you enjoyed checking it out.

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First Day Home and off to Spamalot!

Good morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed the trip report, our anniversary post today, and my sneak peek for Friday, today we are going to start going into what we have been up to since we got back from Disney.

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The next day after our trip, we had tickets to go see Spamalot, it was a ton of fun. I was raised on Monty Python and had got the opportunity to see Spamalot in Austin a long time ago and sat in the nosebleed seats. My hubby being as awesome as he is got us orchestra seats in my favorite Theater, the Majestic here in San Antonio.

The Majestic Theater (looks like it belongs in Disney World.)

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Spamalot is a musical created from pieces of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, created by Eric Idle of Monty Python fame (also played Dr. Nigel Channing in Journey into Imagination with Figment at Epcot!)

Spamalot previewed on Broadway, at New York’s Shubert Theatre, beginning 14 February 2005, and, after some changes, officially opened on 17 March 2005 (whoo hoo, St Patrick’s day.)  The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and was nominated for 14 Tony Awards. The musical played its final performance on 11 January 2009 after 35 previews and 1,574 performances; it was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million. Now the production is touring the country for its third national tour.

In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python created a mock Arthurian history and Spamalot is pretty much that story. King Arthur recruiting knights to aid him in his quest to find the holy grail, even the lady of the lake joins in the quest. Many classic Monty Python jokes are included and are even more fun on stage, like the Black Knight and the white rabbit with HUGE pointy teeth 🙂

monty_python_rabbitMy white rabbit 🙂

Truly, this musical is a great time for anyone who loves Monty Python, British humor or just plain silliness.

I am very happy we got to go and I got to share it with my husband. I hope you have a chance to check it out when it is near your town, it really is a lot of fun. You will probably never laugh this hard at any other musical 🙂

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Sneak Peek at a Friday Disney Event

Happy Friday guys, I decided since it is Friday, I would share a sneak peek of something happening on a Friday at  Disney in the not so distant future.

September 13, 2013 to be exact, it  happens to be a Friday the 13th and this means good news for us, the Disney Villain fans.

This Friday in September will bring the Reflections of Evil Trading Event.

This is how the Disney Blog tells the Story

“In a far away land there lived a wicked and vain Queen who wanted more power. While pouring over ancient spell books, she discovered an incantation that, when performed on the darkest of days – Friday the 13th – could bring together thirteen of the most evil Disney villains known only as “The 13.” To cast this spell, the Queen must use a powerful, supernatural object – a magic mirror – to transport “The 13” from across time to the present day. As luck would have it, Friday the 13th will take place in September this year! The Queen decided this would be the perfect day to cast the spell.

Let’s fast forward to September. As the newly assembled Villains are hashing out their nefarious plans, the Villains intentionally break the mirror and hide the thirteen shards. Now the mirror can never be used against them, as it is the only object that can send them home. Lucky for us, an imaginative purple dragon named Figment overheard their plotting and asks Mickey Mouse for help. Along with five of their trusted friends known as the “Lucky 7,” Mickey Mouse and Figment devise a plan to stop “The 13.” They must reassemble the broken shards to send the villains back to their rightful places in time.”

This will be a huge battle and not only does it have the big 13 villains, but they included Figment, super exciting. Of course, with Disney, a huge battle means huge merchandising 🙂

Here is a peek at some of the items they will be offering.

Evil Queen 13 pin

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Villain Sidekick pins

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Mirror pins- these are my favorite, they have each villain’s alter ego inside the pin (really love the Malficient pin!)

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Hero pin- Believe (lucky 7) outside

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Villain pin- (Evil 13) Outside

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There are even a few Vinylmations including Malificient

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Tickets for the event will go on sale May 8th on DisneyParksMerchandise.com

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One Year Anniversary Tradition- Top Tier of Wedding Cake

Hi guys, as you know we just got back from our amazing Disney Anniversary trip and I mentioned that I ordered us a special cake at Disney since we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our top tier until after we got back.  So here is the post about saving and eating the top tier for our wedding cake for our one year anniversary.

The  tradition is to have the top layer of the cake made out of fruit cake (which apparently holds up forever). This layer is saved and frozen for the bride and groom to eat on their first anniversary for good luck.

So yep, we saved the cake top (wrapped in plastic wrap, then foil and boxed) and thawed it in the fridge. But I have to say I wish we had just eaten it when we got home from the honeymoon, when the cake still had a chance of being delicious and only had the I ordered cake at Disney for our anniversary.

I do have to say the cake outside still looked great

Here is the wedding cake, St Patrick’s day 2012, day of the wedding and the Pascal Groom’s cake

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Here is the top tier one year later

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Looks pretty good, right!?!

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Blah! Just imagine the Beverly face here, ok, it wasn’t that bad but I think no matter what you do cake just isn’t meant to keep that long.

The ice crystals invaded the cake leaving it hard and soggy at the same time, just not appetizing.

We can say we did it and we got our good luck but I think we would have been happier gorging on it post honeymoon then the gross nibble one year later.

All I can say is it is up to you whether you participate in the top tier tradition, some people do it out of superstition or tradition and some people can’t do it due to wedding location or cake cost and just order an anniversary cake for their first year.  It is your wedding and completely your call.

To us it was another funny experience we got to share with each other and another memory for us to enjoy. I am glad we did it.

Just remember if you are trying to decide to keep your cake for a year, it may not hold, so maybe just save a piece to share versus a whole tier or just  order a new cake maybe with the wedding theme as part of your anniversary festivities, since all we could manage was the one bite 🙂

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Disney Anniversary Trip- Final Day- Day 8- Chef Mickey’s, Tony’s Town Square, Goodbye to the Magic Kingdom and Airport

Hi guys, I know today is about the last day of the trip but before we get started I wanted to share the pictures from when we went back to the room at the end of Day 7.

Art of Animation sign, nighttime, from the bus

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Our towel swans, when we set out our Mouse-keeping envelope (for more info click here) , we told them it was our last night and asked if they would make us something special, they made us these 🙂

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Ok now on to Day 8, that morning was our last morning so I had made us reservations at Chef Mickey (a recommendation from my mom), so we got up, took our bags to get checked in from the airport and got on a bus to the Magic Kingdom, from there we took the monorail to the Contemporary Resort.

We had a little time to kill before our reservation so we went to the shops did some pin trading and saw this awesome art pieces.

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As with all our other character dining, we checked in and waited to get our picture taken. Here is what Chef  Mickey’s  looks like from the lobby232323232%7Ffp543(8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2975734;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54384)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2976234;nu0mrj232323232%7Ffp543(3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 5534;nu0mrj

We waited for a few minutes and we escorted up to this Mickey Statue for our photos, here are some of ours with our photopass+232323232%7Ffp734 2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;4 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;5234;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54349)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9426334;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;5734;nu0mrj

After our photo we were escorted in given some oj and told to help ourselves, here is part of the buffet from where we were sitting.

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Pluto’s page

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Donald’s page (we never did see Daisy)

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Goofy’s page (another hand drawn on the spot creation of hubby’s)

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Mickey and Minnie’s autograph page

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Breakfast was great, definitely the place to get your kids excited about a day in the parks, it is very loud and upbeat and alot is going on.

Once we were done and got our photopass+ package we headed back upstairs to catch the monorail to the Magic Kingdom the last time this trip.

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Once we made it inside we located the place on main street to meet Rapunzel and headed inside
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Rapunzel’s autograph page

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From there we headed down main street and saw all these beautiful balloons, I wish more of them were translucent though.232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(297 534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=3642)77;)555)273377;64625 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp543 6)nu=3642)7 ;)57 )27337 ;66;25 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp54373)nu=3642)77;)557)273377;64825 ot1lsi

We went to Cinderella’s Castle to ask about lunch and it was a no good, didn’t hurt to check though.

And who did we see lurking behind the castle, Lady Tremaine and Drizella.232323232%7Ffp5438;)nu=3642)77;)55;)273377;64(25 ot1lsi

From there we went to get out cards in Liberty Square to fight for Merlin’s army and we rode the Haunted Mansion one last time

Paying my respects to Mr. Toad
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And someone was nice enough to take our picture, thank you 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54383)nu=3642)77;)56;)273377;65(25 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp73488)nu=3642)77;)569)273377;65 25 ot1lsi
We went back around and used our fast pass to ride Space Mountain

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And checked out the Laugh Floor…ASHLEY!!! 232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 55 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=3642)77;)573)273377;66425 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp543 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2;;(534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=3642)77;)575)273377;66625 ot1lsi

The show was hilarious this time and Buddy got the number wrong, glad we did it again 🙂

We also visited with a few Disney Photographers to make sure we had some awesome last day pictures232323232%7Ffp543(6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;7 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734;4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9427434;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;8534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54358)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9427534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54435)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645; 7;8;34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54357)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9427934;nu0mrj

We also found Tinkerbell over by the crystal palace
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Once we were done exploring, we decided Tony’s would be the place of our last lunch and I love Lady and the Tramp, so was a pretty neat experience.232323232%7Ffp73475)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2;;(834;nu0mrj

We checked in and they saw our anniversary pins232323232%7Ffp5438 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(23234;nu0mrj

We waited maybe 5 minutes and were called inside

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Our table, they gave is a special tablecloth and a candle for our anniversary, was really sweet 🙂

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View from our table to the patio232323232%7Ffp73498)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(23934;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54355)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 56634;nu0mrj

Awesome fountain in the restaurant232323232%7Ffp54369)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(23;34;nu0mrj

For appetizers, I ordered the zucchini fries232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 56734;nu0mrj

Kris got the prosciutto with Melon232323232%7Ffp5439 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(24334;nu0mrj

The fries were good, I liked the sauce. The melon could have been riper, but for being cautious to try it, I was surprised.

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And Kris got the meat pizza232323232%7Ffp73485)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 56834;nu0mrj

These are more like flat-breads and were really good, I enjoyed the freshen the arugula brought to the pizza
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Our anniversary candle shot

They also brought us this card for our anniversary and it even had paw prints from lady and the tramp on the back, so sweet 🙂 232323232%7Ffp7349 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(24834;nu0mrj

For dessert, of course, I got the tiramisu232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(24;34;nu0mrj

And Kris ordered the hazelnut cake232323232%7Ffp54382)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(25434;nu0mrj

Both were delicious, I loved the texture of the cake.

While we were eating a parade went by, we saw Cinderella, Prince Charming, Ariel and Eric232323232%7Ffp54434)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(25934;nu0mrj

As well as Tiana and Naveen232323232%7Ffp543; )nu=3642)77;)57;)273377;66(25 ot1lsi

Us at our special table 232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=3642)77;)583)273377;67425 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 7834;nu0mrj

Lunch was delicious, some people didn’t give it high reviews, but I was pleasantly pleased and happy we gave it a shot. When you are at Disney give it a go.

After lunch, we went to grab some snacks for the trip home and I picked up this cup I had had my eye on the whole trip

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It is so neat because it looks like the original cups when the park opened but it is ceramic and has a silicone lid and nice plastic straw, I love it (drinking out of it as I type this.)

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We headed back to the hotel on the bus, went to the bag area and got our carry-on bags and waited for the Magical Express at the bus stop

Last shots of hotel

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We loaded on the bus and got to the airport about 3 hours before our flight (Magical Express gives you a time to meet at the bus stop to ensure you make your flight,) so we decided to check out the Disney Store in the airport heading to our gate.

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Stitch as General Grievious232323232%7Ffp734 8)nu=3642)774)8(3)27337749;425 ot1lsi

After our window shopping we went through security and made our way to our gate

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We grabbed a Monster from one of the shops and ate some of our Disney treats while I checked out the cute activities in the kids menu I picked up from Tony’s Town Square.

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Our plane got there a bit late and we had to wait for some people, but we saw a pretty sunset from the plane as we waited.232323232%7Ffp73486)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2 58334;nu0mrj
Then we were off, headed back to Texas. We watched Rio on the way home and got back around 11 or so. One of my bags went to St Louis instead on home, but they found it and we came to get it next morning. They gave us a $50 voucher for the inconvenience, which will be great for our next trip (After Paris) 🙂

So there you have it guys, our 8 magical days at Disney for our Anniversary.

I hope you enjoyed reliving the trip with me. Tomorrow we will start the posts of what has been going on since we have been home, starting with Spamalot and the top tier of our wedding cake.

See you real soon 🙂

 

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Disney Anniversary Trip – Day 7- Epcot, Pick A Pearl in Japan, Passport signing, Easter Egg Hunts and The Coral Reef Restaurant

Good morning everyone, today will finish off day 7 of our Disney anniversary trip and it is a great finish to the day for sure.  We will start off in Japan and check out the pick a pearl, then make our way across the World Showcase getting our passport stamped and hunting Easter eggs for the Vinylmation Egg east hunt , then end the day with a romantic dinner under the sea at the Coral Reef Restaurant.

Now off to Japan

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We walked into Japan not knowing how big this pavilion is, it was very impressive how much stuff is going on here.

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Japan Kidcot and signs232323232%7Ffp734;6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2685 34;nu0mrj

About Kidcot, Kidcot is Epcot’s area in each country where kids can learn more about the country and color a Duffy (Disney’s new teddy bear mascot)  dressed like the country and get their passports stamped and written in, be on the lookout for these. They are free and fun souvenirs for the kids or adults, we made our passport as seen in previous posts here.

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Anime- Leader of the Rabbit Force232323232%7Ffp543;7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;84834;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;48634;nu0mrj

Naruto-  Nine tail  fox shirt232323232%7Ffp54346)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;84 34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54379)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;48834;nu0mrj

We love Naruto, so to see this in the popular stuff from Japan was really neat.

We headed deeper into the store after I admired some sake cups and tea kettles and found the Pick a Pearl Area.

I had read about this place and it being a unique Disney gift, so I wanted to try it.

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You buy your pearl first ($17.99) and they give you a number card, when our number was up, it was our turn to pick our pearl. Hubby and I picked an ugly kinda hairy one, since that was what I was told to do to better the chance of getting two pearls (not sure if it is true or not.)

Then the cast member, who was super friendly and very bubbly, taught us how to count down from three in Japanese, 1 (ichi). 2 (ni). 3 (san) and then see opened our shell.

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Shell, opener and pearl measurer232323232%7Ffp54374)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;48934;nu0mrj

Our pearl, was a black pearl232323232%7Ffp54373)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85234;nu0mrj

Our pretty pearl232323232%7Ffp73478)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85334;nu0mrj

After that she explained how rare black pearls are and did this awesome celebratory beating of the drum232323232%7Ffp54367)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686234;nu0mrj

Us with our pearl232323232%7Ffp543;;)nu=3642)5 )999)27335 8 25 ot1lsiI absolutely LOVED this experience, may have to be a new tradition for us.

On a side note, you can get them set for more into a setting there, but I found this awesome place on etsy and got a Cinderella coach pearl cage for $6 and my pearl looks gorgeous in it.

After the pick a pearl, the put it in a baggie for us and we went to check out the rest of Japan.

Paper cranes

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Koi232323232%7Ffp54359)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686434;nu0mrj

Japan from the bridge232323232%7Ffp734 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8734;nu0mrj

Quiet place to sit232323232%7Ffp73488)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8934;nu0mrj

Large Japanese building232323232%7Ffp54368)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686534;nu0mrj

Us232323232%7Ffp73482)nu=3642)7 ;)573)27337 ;66425 ot1lsi beautiful flowers
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Bonsai trees232323232%7Ffp734;2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2686734;nu0mrj

My favorite of the bonsai tree, looks upside down232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8 34;nu0mrj

Dale Easter Egg – Japan

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From Japan we headed to The American Adventure and found the Mickey Easter egg there

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Woody Topiary in America232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8;34;nu0mrj

Lotso- too bad he wasn’t made of strawberry plants 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54385)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;78534;nu0mrj

Our passport stamped in America

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The store in American Adventure had the Easter egg hunt maps, we sat and put the ones we found on the map from when we walking to Future World that morning (but I will try to show you where they are as we travel the rest of the showcase.) We bought the map $4.95 and kept it for our scrapbook, you could also turn them in for a prize (a vinylmation key chain, but the line was so long we didn’t get ours.)

Our Map

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Since we already went through Paris that day, here is Daisy, we found her in France


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Donald was in Morocco232323232%7Ffp543;8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;84234;nu0mrj

We stopped in to get our passport signed, I love the script but I am not sure what it says now 🙂

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Goofy was in Italy

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No one was at the Kidcot in Italy, so we borrowed their stamp and I researched how to write, happy anniversary, a magical life together 🙂

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We found Dale hanging around in Germany

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Miniature German village232323232%7Ffp54357)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85934;nu0mrj

Castle232323232%7Ffp73478)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;4 734;nu0mrj

I think Dale might have been hiding from the Lizard Invasion232323232%7Ffp54436)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;49834;nu0mrj

In case you have never visited Germany, they seem to have a reptile problem, lol232323232%7Ffp54388)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;85;34;nu0mrj

I think Godzilla wandered out of Japan and through the World showcase and left her babies here for training in village conquering.232323232%7Ffp54377)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;4 34;nu0mrj

That’s right guys, start small232323232%7Ffp543(2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;49;34;nu0mrj

I found the lizard invasion hilarious, the Germans have never seen Floridian lizards like that, they should watch their children 🙂

We got our German passport filled out

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Then found Minnie in China

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Along with another lizard

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at least this one doesn’t seem to be invading232323232%7Ffp54363)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;78834;nu0mrj

Chinese Pagoda232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;9634;nu0mrjMulan

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Inside the shop, we got our passport done for China

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Left an offering232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;78934;nu0mrj

And giggled at this poor stuffed pooch dressed as a panda (our dog is so lucky we didn’t bring this home!)232323232%7Ffp54436)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25; 434;nu0mrj

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Panda Topiaries

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Then back to Norway

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We showed him yesterday, but Figment was in Norway

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Buildings in Norway232323232%7Ffp73474)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;79234;nu0mrj

While waiting in line to ride the Maelstrom, I went in search of the famous school bread from at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe!232323232%7Ffp543;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;;434;nu0mrj

All the reviews of this pastry were dead on, it is delicious, it is a light pastry coated in icing and toasted coconut and filled with vanilla custard, it was so good, was almost sad to rush ourselves to finish it to ride the Maelstrom. You should definitely give it a go.

Mural in the Maelstrom

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The Maelstrom is another one of those rides that is kinda confusing, it is dark and there are trolls and you almost go backwards but don’t. Was a ride, I figured Kris should experience once, but I was floored they have fast pass for it, never seemed too popular. In fact Kris was almost inside the ride by the time I got our schoolbread, so he got out and got back in. Then we were offered a fast pass and shoved our schoolbread (no, I don’t think it went up my nose this time and if it did there is no proof, lol!)  in our face to run inside.

Hubby with Troll after ride232323232%7Ffp543 2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;;634;nu0mrj

Me & the troll

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Awesome troll dolls in kidcot area232323232%7Ffp5434 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;;734;nu0mrj

Norway Passport

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On our way out of Norway we realized our luck had finally run out and it was raining, we waited a while and it let up to a drizzle, so unarmed without our ponchos, we headed into the rain.

Stopped in a little pavilion when it got heavier and then trudged our way to the United Kingdom in the drizzle

Us in the Phone booth ( I so want to photo shop it into a Tardis.)

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Me looking like lunch for Tick Tock232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;79834;nu0mrj

We also saw Peter pan232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(295(434;nu0mrj

Pan confronting Hook topiary232323232%7Ffp54362)nu=3642)5 )9 7)27335 9825 ot1lsi

Pluto egg in the UK

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We wandered around in the UK, found out our crest

floyd coat of arms

Then went and got our passport signed and stamped

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From there we headed to Canada, since the rain was letting up a bit

Canada outside Le Cellier

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We got our passport signed

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And found Perry the Platypus (the last egg) in Canada232323232%7Ffp73493)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;86434;nu0mrj

Dinner time was approaching so we headed out of the World Showcase after getting our final egg and passport stamp and headed toward Future World.

Awesome Mickey and Minnie topiaries for sale232323232%7Ffp54358)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;79 34;nu0mrj

Then we went to check out the Oz Garden (more on that here.)

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Us on hot air balloon off to OZ 232323232%7Ffp54352)nu=3642)77;)4;;)273377;5 (25 ot1lsi

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Poppy after the rain232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7 234;nu0mrj

Oz Garden

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They have circus games in part of the area and everyone wins232323232%7Ffp54377)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(295(;34;nu0mrj

They gave us these seed packets for prizes, even though I never made a ring on the bottle

Front of seed packet

ozseeds

Back of seed packetseeds

Leaving Oz Garden232323232%7Ffp54346)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;;7 434;nu0mrj

From Oz Garden we made it to our dinner reservations at The Coral Reef Restaurant

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Monorail overhead232323232%7Ffp54372)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 3534;nu0mrj

Door to Coral Reef232323232%7Ffp54394)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;86634;nu0mrj

We checked in and sat for about 10 minutes, we asked to be near the aquarium and they sat us one table in 232323232%7Ffp54389)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 4334;nu0mrj

View from our table232323232%7Ffp543(;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 3934;nu0mrj

Lamp reflecting on glass, reminds me of the Little Mermaid232323232%7Ffp5435;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(44 4;34;nu0mrj Scuba diver
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The crab cakes were good and the mango salsa was nice but the tostadas were kinda bland and hard to eat (one bite and they fell apart.)

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It had huge chunks or lobster, nicely cooked pasta and creamy sauce, we loved it!

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This was also very good but I am not a fan of cilantro

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It had a fun crisp on top and chocolate caviar, both were good but contained alcohol so we only had a bit of them.

Dinner was great and the atmosphere was wonderful, we even chatted with our table neighbors who had just got married that Saturday. I am never disappointed with the Coral Reef and was happy to share it with my prince.

After dinner it seemed like the rain was coming back so we decided to get some pictures because the rain started with our photopass+ and then head back to the hotel for the night.

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Day 7 was really one of my favorite of the trip, I had everything, characters, rides, food, flowers and different cultures. It was a perfect day, even with the rain.

Tomorrow is day 8, last day of the trip, off to Magic Kingdom for one last hurrah! See you here tomorrow to finish off the trip report. 🙂

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Disney Anniversary Trip- Day 7- Epcot, Meet and Greet with the Princesses at Akerhus, rides and lunch with Remi in France

Happy Monday everyone, sorry I am running a bit behind this morning. The good news is I have a ton to share with you from  day 7 of our anniversary trip.

When we woke up the sun was just rising (it was early because I scheduled a breakfast at Epcot at 8:15, I know what was I thinking?!) and it was a beautiful view from the 4th floor of Triton as we waited for the elevator.

Sun Rise

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Then not only did we notice the sunrise but we saw all these hot air balloons.

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There were between 6-10 balloons out that morning and it was really amazing to see.

“Flynn” checking out balloons on Epcot bus stop

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We were the only ones on the bus so we chatted with our driver about the balloons and her family on the way to Epcot

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“Flynn & Rapunzel”

We decided since we were having breakfast with the princesses we would do our Flynn and Rapunzel outfits today, plus our passport for the world showcase had Flynn and Rapunzel traveling the countries, so we looked the part 🙂

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It is really cool to book a breakfast before the park opens because everything is empty and the photos are great

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Akerhus is another character dining experience, this one is princesses and they vary. Like Ohana and 1900 Park Fare, you check in and do a photo (again this one can be purchased or added to your photopass+), this one is with a princess and we got Belle that morningbelle1

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This is a more European breakfast, the bring you a platter with eggs, bacon and sausage and there is a buffet or pastries, smoked fish, meat, and other more Mediterranean fare (I suppose this is what our buffet will be like in Paris.)

Breakfast

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We ate a little and out came the princesses.

Cinderella

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Cinderella’s page

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We really liked the Lingonberry muffins (seems to be a common flavor in the Norwegian fare), so I got some more and made us Mickey 🙂 232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;979634;nu0mrj

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After breakfast we decided to take advantage of our early arrival to Epcot and made our way over to future world, to ride Test Track, Figment, and Soaring

Empty World Showcase

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Flowers in the water
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Imagination Pavilion

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We went to test track first and now you make your own car and ride comparing the cars with other cars created by people in your part

Concept cars in the queue

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Our car being created step by step

Body

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Off we go to ride

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Test Track was fun, I like the new create a car part.  The ride still seems more than 65 miles an hour and it is a lot of fun. After Test Track we headed over to the Lands pavilion and used one of our DVC fast passes to ride soaring

On the way over to the Lands we found Chip & Dale

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Kris even drew them an acorn and they tried to eat it right off the page 🙂

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Even though it was early in the day, soaring already had a 90 minute stand by so we were quite happy to have our DVC fast pass, we asked to be in the front and were still in the ride within 15 minutes.

Soarin’

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We like Soarin’ but definitely will not wait more than 30 mins to ride it and to us if you aren’t in the front, the ride is pretty much ruined by feet.

We also like the safety video from Patrick Warburton, however, when it comes to the ride itself I wish they had a Florida and California version. I don’t like that Soarin’ and Muppets only have videos for Disneyland, especially when you are at Disney World.

The video is also getting old and we were soaring with dust particles half the ride, at first we thought it was a little plane or a hang glider, but no, it was dust 🙂

After the ride we saw this little shop and they had these neat little gardens, so we got one for Hubby’s mom since she had been watching little man while we were on vacation

Mickey’s mini gardens

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Then we rode Living with the Land, which is one of my favorites

Cassava

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I find living with the land very soothing and really neat that Epcot grows some of the food you actually eat in the park. I also like learning while having fun, so living with the land is still high on my list even though there were no Cinderella pumpkins when we rode.

From there we headed to Nemo and Friends to check it out

Mine, Mine, Mine

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I didn’t take any pictures during the ride, was busy comparing this one to Disneyland and of course the most obvious difference is you are already under the sea in a clam mobile no big trip under the sea in a submarine.

It is cute but the story seems a little confusing, is this during the movie or after, not too sure. But I do like their use of the aquarium at the end (projecting the animated images into the real aquarium)  and Pearl, she is pretty funny.

After the ride we checked out the animals in the sea

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Once we were done under the sea we checked out one of the exhibits for the Flower and Garden festival, the butterfly habitat and fairy topiaries

Butterfly house

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Rosetta (we used her doll for our Elf on the Shelf doll)

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Me with Tink and Periwinkle

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Then we made the worst decision of the day!232323232%7Ffp543 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;65;234;nu0mrj

Yep, I don’t know why, but Kris decided to try it again and talked me into joining him! Boy, it had not gotten any better, yuck!! 232323232%7Ffp73486)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;65;334;nu0mrj

Even Kris’ face was worse the second time around, lol!232323232%7Ffp734;4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;65;434;nu0mrj

We washed down the Beverly with something more tolerable and set out to visit Figment before lunch.

Figment in his sweater

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How the eye works
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Figment taking over

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Figment

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Journey into Figment’s imagination

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Upside down in Figment’s world

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I absolutely love Figment and would love if the whole ride was like the end, just like when he was first introduced and they brought the dream finder back as well, but I am so happy he is still here.

We even made our own Figment before we left:)

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After that we wandered through a few topiaries we hadn’t seen on our way to lunch in France at Les Chefs

The Lion King

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The Monster’s inc one,again!  I know, I can’t help it, I loved it!232323232%7Ffp54369)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;6534;nu0mrj

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As we made our way through the countries to head to lunch, we stopped inside Mexico and rode the three caballeros ride.

Mexico

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I love the Mexico Pavilion, I love how dark and cool it always is inside and I love that it is like its own little city, it has the San Angel restaurant, a market, a jewelry shop and the ride plus other stuff like I believe a new Tequila bar.mexico epcot

After we rode, we got our first stamp on our passport and an cute thing for our anniversary in Spanish. This was a lot of fun and seeing as we live in Texas, it was the only one I would be able to read the whole trip.

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Les Chefs for Lunch

We made our way over to France and checked in a we were seated in the side area, it was very pretty and one thing I love about Epcot is that the staff from each country, usually is from that country, everyone we encountered in France was in fact French. Pretty neat!

The ceiling
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Panoramic view from our seat

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I was so excited about how much fun we were having this day, that I had almost forgot why I booked this meal to begin with, Remi!!

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He was so cute, he had a handler (some one to push his cheese cart) named Armando and he was a trip. The woman next to us asked to see the mouse and he questioned her about whether she was a health inspector. He said he was a rat and asked her if she knew the difference and gave her a hard time that she must be a health inspector since she didn’t know Remi’s name. Was a cute little performance, made me giggle. Remi also moves and squeaks and interacts with Armando.

It was the highlight to our lunch, so glad I booked it

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Hubby got Daily assortment of fresh sorbets and a madeleine. I believe they were raspberry, mango and pineapple and there was fresh fruit as well. The mango was kinda too tart for me, but was nice and refreshing. 232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(25;8234;nu0mrj

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All and all was a very nice lunch, if just for the escargot and seeing Remi. I am happy I have finally experienced some of what the world showcase has to offer.

The Eiffel Tower

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Kris decided to use our photopass to get us some awesome pictures in France (of course now I know why, 159 days to Paris.)232323232%7Ffp543;3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9425234;nu0mrj

I even got to see Minnie232323232%7Ffp5436;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3645;9425634;nu0mrj

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After our photos we went and got our passport stamped in France
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We are half way through Day 7, tomorrow we will tour the countries, try some school bread and dine with the fishes 🙂 See you then

 

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Disney Anniversary Trip Report- Day 6- Downtown Disney, Characters in Flight, 1900 Park Fare & Grand Floridian Easter Egg Display

Good morning everyone, today we will finish up day 6. From the Animal Kingdom we hopped on the bus to our hotel then got on one there to go to Downtown Disney. We got off at the Marketplace and went to visit Kristy at the DVC beside customer service in the Marketplace. We also did some pins trading and checked out a few stores while waiting to talk with Kristy.

We found this fascinator, thought it was so cute.

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Before we left for the trip, I had written about buying tickets on Groupon for the Characters in Flight (for more info about Characters in flight, read my first post  here) and we wanted to get to ride it but at that moment it was docked. However after chatting with Kristy we noticed that they put the balloon back in the air, so we hurried over to ride it before our 7:30 reservation at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian.

On the way there, we saw this neat street performer

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Characters in Flight

At the booth you can also get these posters and a certificate of flight (for an additional price.)

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Regular prices, adult $18 each, child $12, so with out group on we saved $16, nice! 232323232%7Ffp54378)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (9;334;nu0mrj

Wow, we are going up there?! 🙂 looking up

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Here is Buzz on the hand painted balloon232323232%7Ffp54354)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (9;834;nu0mrj

Under side of balloon232323232%7Ffp54435)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3927534;nu0mrj

Going up!232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3926634;nu0mrj

View of Cirque de Soleil232323232%7Ffp54396)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4 734;nu0mrj

Pleasure Island232323232%7Ffp543(3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3926934;nu0mrj

We can see all the way to Epcot232323232%7Ffp54375)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4 34;nu0mrj

Us at 300 ft up232323232%7Ffp54385)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4;334;nu0mrj

Saratoga Springs and some other resorts232323232%7Ffp543(8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3926;34;nu0mrj

Downtown Disney and Beyond232323232%7Ffp5439 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3 4;734;nu0mrj

View of Florida232323232%7Ffp54346)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3927334;nu0mrj

Our Shadow looming over Disney232323232%7Ffp54377)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;3(634;nu0mrj

View directly underneath us232323232%7Ffp54368)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;43234;nu0mrj

Epcot ball232323232%7Ffp543 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (5;834;nu0mrj

Dolphin Hotel232323232%7Ffp7349;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; (5;934;nu0mrj More Hotels
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Hubby in the air232323232%7Ffp734 7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(6(634;nu0mrj

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We were up about 300 ft (instead of the full 400) and there were only 9 of us on board (which is a 1/3 of the balloons capacity) due to the winds, but it was a really cool view and something neat to share with the whole family, I recommend checking it out when you have some free time downtown.

When we were down we realized we were closer to the Westside bus stop than the Market place so we got to the bus stop and picked the first bus heading towards the Grand Floridian, it was the Contemporary bus, so we took it, then got the monorail at the Contemporary to the Grand Floridian.

View from Monorail at Contemporary

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1900 Park Fare

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1900 Park Fare is a character dining experience, this one includes Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, Drizela and Lady Tremaine. You go check in and like Ohana (as well as the other character dining experiences) they take your picture and you can purchase them if you don’t have the photopass + after dinner.

Here are our shots

my prince 1900After our photo session we were sat and congratulated on our anniversary and told we had about 20 minutes before the characters came out, so we went to scope out the buffet

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We were also given these lovely place mats to keep for our anniversary, I thought they were super cute!232323232%7Ffp54392)nu=3647); ;)5;;)2738; ;6 (25 ot1lsi

This buffet had everything from sushi to paella to strawberry soup and gummy bears (yes, we got some with dessert!)

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Kris got some of the roast, mashed potatoes and some stewed chicken232323232%7Ffp73479)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(232(434;nu0mrj

Hidden Mickey?232323232%7Ffp543(5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(232(634;nu0mrj

Then Cinderella and Prince Charming came out and had their first dance232323232%7Ffp54349)nu=3642)4(3)297)27334(338825 ot1lsi

Drizella232323232%7Ffp73487)nu=3642)4(3)299)27334(338 25 ot1lsi

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How cute is this chocolate Mickey?

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First came Prince Charming and Kris asked him for tips on how to keep his princess (me) happy for ever. The Prince told him to always smile and that will help with our happily ever after 🙂

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Kris and Prince Charming232323232%7Ffp73475)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73834;nu0mrj

Me and Charming232323232%7Ffp543(8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73934;nu0mrj

Lady Tremaine232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=3642)4(3)29;)27334(338(25 ot1lsi

Kris and Lady Tremaine232323232%7Ffp54387)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73 34;nu0mrj

Me and Lady Tremaine, I was trying to look snarky too but I think I just look scared, lol! 232323232%7Ffp54353)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;(73;34;nu0mrj

Dessert complete with Strawberry soup and yes, gummy bears 🙂 232323232%7Ffp543(6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2333334;nu0mrj

There is cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate mousse and a lemon custard here

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Kris and Anastasia232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;975934;nu0mrj

Anastasia was trip, Kris was telling her about our anniversary and she told us to show Drizella my engagement ring, because she would be so jealous (since it is green, which is her favorite.)

My rings (gratuitous wedding picture)

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After that Cinderella came by and she was really full on Cinderella, she was very sweet and was so happy that I had found my prince like she had (reminded me of Giselle  in Enchanted.)

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My handsome prince with Cinderella232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;;975 34;nu0mrj

Cinderella’s autograph

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Then Drizella came over, she was our favorite, she asked if we had had Cinderella clean for us. Kris told her no, that we were taking it easy on her. She responded, “Why, that is why we invited her, to clean. That is why she is wearing gloves!” Lol

After that we showed her my rings and she was just overwhelmed with them and very jealous, she was too fun.

Us with Drizela
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The step families’ autograph page

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We had alot of fun and after we ate and met with all the characters, we decided to head out and hit the Magic Kingdom for some shopping and our Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom cards, but as we were leaving we found this

The Grand Floridian’s second annual Easter Egg Display

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Huge Hand painted Chocolate Easter Bunny232323232%7Ffp734 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2334334;nu0mrj

Pink egg with filigree and flowers232323232%7Ffp543 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2334434;nu0mrj

There was a beautiful Tangled egg, it was our favorite232323232%7Ffp73477)nu=3642)4(3)2 9)27334(339 25 ot1lsi

Maximus and Rapunzel232323232%7Ffp5438;)nu=3642)4(3)2 5)27334(339625 ot1lsi

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The Magic flower topped the egg232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=3642)4(3)2 7)27334(339825 ot1lsi

Rapunzel and Flynn232323232%7Ffp543;3)nu=3642)5 )955)27335 4625 ot1lsi
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A lion King egg, Hakuna Matata theme with Zazu perched on top232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3928334;nu0mrj

Wall-e egg with little bug on top

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Wall-e and Eve inside232323232%7Ffp54379)nu=3642)7 ;)559)27337 ;64 25 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=3642)5 )939)27335 2 25 ot1lsi

Aladdin egg
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Robin egg, Lion King and Fairy tree

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Dumbo’s Circus

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Gold leaf egg & flower egg

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Flower egg with Dragon Fly

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Gold leaf egg232323232%7Ffp54359)nu=3642)4(3)2;5)27334(33 625 ot1lsi

Tea Party egg

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232323232%7Ffp734 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3;43534;nu0mrjAlice tea pot egg with Dormouse

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Filmstrip egg

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Snow White Egg

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Seven Dwarves232323232%7Ffp73498)nu=3642)4(3)2;7)27334(33 825 ot1lsi

Sleeping Beauty egg- Aurora232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=3642)5 )94;)27335 3(25 ot1lsi

Prince Phillip and Fairies232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=3642)7 ;)557)27337 ;64825 ot1lsi

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Her brothers as bears232323232%7Ffp543;9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(3927;34;nu0mrj

Mickey egg232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=3642)5 )943)27335 3425 ot1lsi

Happy Easter

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Cinderella’s mouse made dress egg