Beware of Poachers and Look at the Little Gorillas! 3 trips in 1. NEW 6/20! *PTR for Aug.*

disneyAndi14

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I loved getting to meet you, and I hope we can meet up at the parks again sometime!!
I really enjoyed meeting you as well! I love your no nonsense attitude! I hope the stars align and we are able to meet up again and spend some time together in the parks!
The VIP tour was a wonderful experience
Full disclosure the picture of the Blue Angels fly over is Miss Lesley Wakes photo! I used it from her picture sharing site!
It was nice to get a picture of us RN’s especially because it was Nurse week!
My pancakes were so delicious and one of our table mates ordered sausage and bacon for the table to share and it was not the usual Disney breakfast meats, it was so good!!

LOVE. Tea was so wonderful, I hope Andi will go with you!
I just read on here, if you don’t like finger sandwiches:confused3 you can substitute cheese and fruit platter so I think I may get her there! She does love tea!
Thanks so much for reading along and commenting!
 

disneyAndi14

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Boy! Am I behind, but Happy Mother's Day, Caroline!
Thank you and Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you!! It was so nice to have Andi home for a couple days!

I'm sure! We would have loved to have her there, I'm guessing the timing wasn't great for school?
Yes school goes until this Friday for Andi and it isn’t the same as high school where she could miss a few days!

On Mother's Day??
Yes, I am a fishing widow on Mother’s Day, stupid Minnesota has opening fishing weekend always the second weekend in May! I’m use to it, he does come home early on Sunday to spend the evening with me, so I forgive him haha! I always tell people we have been married almost 30 years because we vacation separately :rotfl:

I'm actually sad I didn't do this with you guys. I'll have to go back and see what I did instead :confused3
I recommend this party, I think if my sister comes with next winter, her and I will do this!
It was really fun to spend the VIP day with you!!
 

disneyAndi14

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Love your Lilo dress for Ohana! Too bad about the meats not being up to par this time. How did you like the new salad?
Thank you, it is really comfortable and I think I will wear it this August, we have an Ohana breakfast! I loved the salad, it was delicious!

So happy to hear this wonderful and positive review of CG brunch. It is making me look forward to eating there in July even more!
This is so wonderful, you are truly treated special during this brunch and the food was delicious!

We are doing this in July as well! Glad you enjoyed it so much!
The tea was so fun and I loved my finger sandwiches and sweet items! I hope to get Andi to this someday!

Sci-Fi lunch is always wonderful!
This is always a fun place to chill in HS, thank goodness Andi still likes it here!

Love the new HM ride photo!
The photos are hilarious, I have really enjoyed looking at all the Dis ladies versions of it!!

I'm glad it was such a wonderful experience! I so wish I had have been able to be there!
I missed you, it was truly a special event!

This is why it is great we all have each other. We totally get the Disney love!
I agree, winters are long here and I love keeping up with Disney and everyone’s trips!

I will miss you in August this year! Too bad I couldn't travel both in July and August!
I know! Your July trip sounds very special with your husband! I wish it was in August, haha!

You ladies definitely made the trip EPIC, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for reading and commenting! This trip was very special and one I was so happy to be part of!
 
  • disneyAndi14

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    Hello Everyone

    I am finally getting my August plans in order and wanted to share my tentative days with you!

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    8/16. We arrive around 5pm, I have us staying at Portofino Bay this night. I got a really good AP rate, better than RPR and HR. This will be our first time staying here. It is only for the one night. We will grab our EP and spend a couple hours in US, the parks are open until 9pm. Harry Potter World here we come!!
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    We will go into DA to ride Gringotts then take the awesome Hogwarts Express to Hagrid’s new ride and FJ.
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    We will need to eat something along the way. I am thinking of trying Sal’s pizza at Portofino. It comes highly recommended by @schumigirl! Carole writes awesome TR’s about her Universal/Orlando trip’s and she has so many wonderful restaurant recommendations! Check out her reports!

    we will settle in for the night at our resort!

    The new Dis format is a little wonky for me! I will stop here and add the next several day plans soon!

    Happy Memorial Day to all!! I have to work, I really don’t mind since our weather is predicted to be cool and cloudy tomorrow!
     

    Steppesister

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    The new Dis format is a little wonky for me! I will stop here and add the next several day plans soon!

    Me too!! Like learning all over again.... :(

    Having not been to US yet I can't add a lot. I am pretty sure I'll get to go in September for my first time, and am just now starting to research it all. :)
     

    Gina Starr

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    Hello Everyone

    I am finally getting my August plans in order and wanted to share my tentative days with you!

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    8/16. We arrive around 5pm, I have us staying at Portofino Bay this night. I got a really good AP rate, better than RPR and HR. This will be our first time staying here. It is only for the one night. We will grab our EP and spend a couple hours in US, the parks are open until 9pm. Harry Potter World here we come!!
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    We will go into DA to ride Gringotts then take the awesome Hogwarts Express to Hagrid’s new ride and FJ.
    View attachment 403134
    We will need to eat something along the way. I am thinking of trying Sal’s pizza at Portofino. It comes highly recommended by @schumigirl! Carole writes awesome TR’s about her Universal/Orlando trip’s and she has so many wonderful restaurant recommendations! Check out her reports!

    we will settle in for the night at our resort!

    The new Dis format is a little wonky for me! I will stop here and add the next several day plans soon!

    Happy Memorial Day to all!! I have to work, I really don’t mind since our weather is predicted to be cool and cloudy tomorrow!
    Your Universal plans sound good! I really want to get back there but with WDW ap it’s hard to justify the cost.

    I just wrote a big rant about the new disboards format. I’m not a fan!
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    Hello Everyone

    I am finally getting my August plans in order and wanted to share my tentative days with you!

    View attachment 403132
    8/16. We arrive around 5pm, I have us staying at Portofino Bay this night. I got a really good AP rate, better than RPR and HR. This will be our first time staying here. It is only for the one night. We will grab our EP and spend a couple hours in US, the parks are open until 9pm. Harry Potter World here we come!!
    View attachment 403135
    We will go into DA to ride Gringotts then take the awesome Hogwarts Express to Hagrid’s new ride and FJ.
    View attachment 403134
    We will need to eat something along the way. I am thinking of trying Sal’s pizza at Portofino. It comes highly recommended by @schumigirl! Carole writes awesome TR’s about her Universal/Orlando trip’s and she has so many wonderful restaurant recommendations! Check out her reports!

    we will settle in for the night at our resort!

    The new Dis format is a little wonky for me! I will stop here and add the next several day plans soon!

    Happy Memorial Day to all!! I have to work, I really don’t mind since our weather is predicted to be cool and cloudy tomorrow!
    YAY!!!

    New plans afoot...…..party:

    Thank you for the lovely shout out...…..and yes, Sal`s Pizza at PB is amazing...….we actually didn't make it this past trip and it`s the one place Tom regrets us not visiting......pizza is so good!!!!

    I`m sure you`ll love PB!!!
     
  • disneyAndi14

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    Me too!! Like learning all over again.... :(

    Having not been to US yet I can't add a lot. I am pretty sure I'll get to go in September for my first time, and am just now starting to research it all. :)
    My format is a skinny box to type in, I don’t like it! I will have to get use to it. I use an IPad and it is not better for this mobile device!

    USO is a fun place, we love HP and the HP world is done so right! We can usually do everything we want to there in a day! All the HP rides are awesome, we also love Spider-Man, The Mummy, King Kong, and the Minions! If you have questions about it just ask, we have been many times.
    Of course, the Universal info on the boards is a wealth of information!
     

    disneyAndi14

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    Your Universal plans sound good! I really want to get back there but with WDW ap it’s hard to justify the cost.

    I just wrote a big rant about the new disboards format. I’m not a fan!
    Ahh Thanks! We got the special ticket promo for this summer and using an AP rate (thanks to these boards and Lesley) we got a decent rate for one night at Portofino. We try to go to USO at least once every 1-2 years!

    The Dis format, yuck!! My post area is a skinny box and it is hard to put pictures in it and my keyboard on my IPad takes up half the space as well. I am not a fan either. I wanted to add more info about our start of the trip but it was excruciatingly painful and I had to stop!!
     

    disneyAndi14

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    YAY!!!

    New plans afoot...…..party:

    Thank you for the lovely shout out...…..and yes, Sal`s Pizza at PB is amazing...….we actually didn't make it this past trip and it`s the one place Tom regrets us not visiting......pizza is so good!!!!

    I`m sure you`ll love PB!!!
    Hi Carole!! I am getting excited for our summer trip! I wanted to put more in my post but the Dis format was causing me much grief!!

    I love all your restaurant reviews and I have learned so much from them. I know you aren’t a fan of staying at Portofino but do love Sals! Our cost for the 1 night was really good so I thought we would try it. I’m thinking we will have the pizza either before we head into the lark for a few hours or when we come back!

    The next day I am trying to figure out a lunch option for us! We do love Cowfish, remind me of the one place in Islands that you like, is it Confisco?? Do they have vegetarian options? I will have to check. I have to go back and check if you have updated your TR for the May trip
     
  • disneyAndi14

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    Okay let’s try this over, I was having a heck of a time posting last evening with the Dis update!



    Our August trip is from 8/16-8/26, 10 nights in Florida, yay!! I attempted to give you a little info about the first night. We will really try to focus on HP attractions for a few hours the first night.
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    8/17. We will spend the day at Universal. I haven’t decided if we will get up early enough for the extra hour starting at 8am for the resort guests. We will start in Islands if we don’t do the 8am entry at Harry Potter World. I want to do Spider-Man, the Velociraptor encounter, JP, Skull Island, FJ again and then head over to US via Hogwarts Express, I love this train!!
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    We will hit up DA and Gringotts, MIB, The Mummy, ET, and the Minions. Andi will want to go on Rip Ride Rocket. Ahh big no thanks from me on that one, have you seen the climb on that thing. I would pass out!

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    Lunch will be on Citywalk, I think! We will finish up some favorite things, and get some delicious donuts from Voodoo Donuts to take with us. We will gather our luggage from concierge, call a Lyft and head to the Yacht Club!! This will be our home for the next 4 nights!
     

    schumigirl

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    Hi Carole!! I am getting excited for our summer trip! I wanted to put more in my post but the Dis format was causing me much grief!!

    I love all your restaurant reviews and I have learned so much from them. I know you aren’t a fan of staying at Portofino but do love Sals! Our cost for the 1 night was really good so I thought we would try it. I’m thinking we will have the pizza either before we head into the lark for a few hours or when we come back!

    The next day I am trying to figure out a lunch option for us! We do love Cowfish, remind me of the one place in Islands that you like, is it Confisco?? Do they have vegetarian options? I will have to check. I have to go back and check if you have updated your TR for the May trip
    Oh PBH is still a beautiful hotel.....no doubt you`ll love staying there and Sal`s is their best food option at the hotel (JMO of course ::yes::)

    Confisco is one we do like.....I know they do have vegetarian options, but have never looked at them....lol.....

    I can imagine how excited you are!!! It`ll be here before you know it again...….:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    Okay let’s try this over, I was having a heck of a time posting last evening with the Dis update!



    Our August trip is from 8/16-8/26, 10 nights in Florida, yay!! I attempted to give you a little info about the first night. We will really try to focus on HP attractions for a few hours the first night.
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    8/17. We will spend the day at Universal. I haven’t decided if we will get up early enough for the extra hour starting at 8am for the resort guests. We will start in Islands if we don’t do the 8am entry at Harry Potter World. I want to do Spider-Man, the Velociraptor encounter, JP, Skull Island, FJ again and then head over to US via Hogwarts Express, I love this train!!
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    We will hit up DA and Gringotts, MIB, The Mummy, ET, and the Minions. Andi will want to go on Rip Ride Rocket. Ahh big no thanks from me on that one, have you seen the climb on that thing. I would pass out!

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    Lunch will be on Citywalk, I think! We will finish up some favorite things, and get some delicious donuts from Voodoo Donuts to take with us. We will gather our luggage from concierge, call a Lyft and head to the Yacht Club!! This will be our home for the next 4 nights!
    No to RRR??? Oh you should try it....you`d love it, that climb is so much fun...….:rolleyes1 It really is....we love it!!!!

    Voodoo donuts are so good!!! You have some nice plans for your Universal part of your trip..…..:thumbsup2
     

    Cloe Colton

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    10 nights in Florida sounds amazing!! Will be nice for you both to have a longer vacay before Andi heads back to school!

    I think DH and I are going to attempt to do some Universal in March 2020 before our cruise. Definitely seems like the best way to do it is to get the express passes from one of their top resorts!!
     

    pkondz

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    Wayyyyy too much to catch up on. I'll just jump in here and see what happens. Okay? :)

    And... Hi!
     

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