Beware of Poachers and Look at the Little Gorillas! January 2019. New Update 3/17x2!

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  1. missjackiemcg

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    Ditto!! We are supposed to hit 60 Thursday.....before promptly returning to the 30's on Friday. I just got home from Texas for a wedding this weekend, and boy did 80 feel amazing!

    My favorite!!!!
     
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    trackchik6 Earning My Ears

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    Honestly I was hoping to avoid Star Wars crowds! We will be there 8/19 to 8/24, and I’m hoping we do avoid them for the most part...

    I’m still going to be checking out Pandora and Toy Story land for the first time this trip. :)
     
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  4. Tracy161

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    Oh my goodness, I'd forgotten about that! :scared1: :laughing:

    I think it's really smart, I think it'll help to control the crowds by breaking it up. I just wish I knew when the second ride would open so I can plan accordingly... I did lock down a room for November though... :rolleyes1

    What a bummer. I hope things improved! Hopefully your rare resort day the next day helped!

    I like your style ::yes::
     
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  5. KathyM2

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    I'm a little late to this party...but enjoying your TR!!
     
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  6. disneyAndi14

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    I am very happy with the roll out of SW in phases. I haven’t ever been able to participate in a passholder event and would love to do a preview or some passholder event!

    Ahh Thanks, it was a bit slower of a trip for us but very fun!

    We went from winter to spring in 24 hours and now we are in a flood watch, we just can’t win this year, lol!

    I can’t believe I had never had a resort day, I enjoyed it!

    I love hot August, I sure hope the crowds don’t get to bad! I am glad we are leaving before the opening and I will see it eventually! It would be nice to just walk around the area before we leave.
     
  7. disneyAndi14

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    That is one jerky ride, love the alien noises funny

    It is a fun smooth ride

    It is going to be 50 next week. Our snow is melting like crazy this week, yay!!

    I was so surprised when Andi text me, I told her she was confused and must have meant Disneyland not Disney World! I should know better, Andi does know all, haha! I sure hope we get an AP preview while we are there in August!

    I don’t mind people quoting lines but the obnoxious singing and loud comments was a little much!

    Dumbest move on Disney’s part ever! This could be a great place to eat!

    I know, frustrating!

    This was such a wonderful relaxing resort and the fire pit was my favorite place to hang out!
     
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  8. disneyAndi14

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    I can’t believe we will miss the opening by 3 days! I’m not sure if I am sad or glad, lol!

    I think we had them. So good!

    He was very friendly but a bit scattered

    That is so funny, my parents gave up on me early on, haha!

    I really enjoyed the relaxing flow of this trip!
     
  9. disneyAndi14

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    It is raining cats and dogs here now, we are under a flood watch now! Snow is melting like crazy, back to 30’s for the weekend for us!

    We really liked our meal here. I’m also a big fan of Sci-Fi!
     
  10. disneyAndi14

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    I think Disney is doing the opening the right way with the phases and no FP at first. I am really hoping for a preview!
    I’m a Sci-Fi fan a little more than 50’s but still very good!
    AKL is so relaxing
     
  11. disneyAndi14

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    Our lunch was very enjoyable but the Mickey bars for supper, yummy!!
     
  12. disneyAndi14

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    I hope the crowd levels are manageable while we are there!
    You will really love Pandora and TSL!!
     
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  13. disneyAndi14

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    I can’t and my husband won’t let me forget, lol!

    Yes, I agree! I would love to sneak a peek of SW Land! You are getting another trip in, that’s great!
    The resort day was a nice time!

    We all think a like! I won’t ever turn down an ice cream bar!
     
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  14. disneyAndi14

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    Yay Welcome!! :flower:Thanks for joining in!
     
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    I thought they were pretty good too. I wouldn't be terribly upset if I missed this show on a trip, but I also don't mind going to it.
    I partly enjoy it because I enjoy to my girls with my terrible singing :laughing:

    I find it strange too. I hope it's not foreshadowing of what will happen to The Muppets.

    I enjoyed Mom's Favorites too. Although I can't say I got a clean plate club sticker :blush: There was green stuff on there :p
     
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  16. disneyAndi14

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    The pair we had were so funny! They really made the show. I agree it isn’t an every trip need but still really fun!

    I know!! I would think they will need a quick service for all the masses heading into SW so maybe it will be open on a regular basis then?? I think the Muppets is getting squeezed to nonexistent.

    The green beans were really good!!
     
  17. disneyAndi14

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    Hello Everyone! I have a 3 day weekend yay! I will be starting to get things ready for our upcoming trip. I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday, always a great day when you have the weekend off!!

    Day 5, Part 1. “My first ever resort day”
    We woke this morning to a very cloudy day. It was forecasted to rain all day, yuck! This is unusual for our wonderful Disney World! In all our trips, I believe we have only had 2-3 days where it rained all day.

    I decided to hang at the resort for the day, my back needed a rest and the rain was not appealing at all! D and Andi decided to venture out to AK. We had FP for this park today. They went prepared with warm clothes and rain jackets. It was Pro Bowl Sunday and they were dressed like the Minnesota Vikings! :P
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    I was dressed in lounge wear, I tried to get a picture of my elephant sweatshirt and cheetah ears, except, I am not Insta savy, so my phone is covering my shirt:rotfl:
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    I spent the morning exploring the beautiful lobby, checking out the Mara for coffee and a cream cheese Danish, and lounging at the beautiful fire pit. I made some calls to my mom and hubby as I sat cozily by the fire!

    The lobby was bustling and I do believe I saw some pro football players, very enjoyable to look at::yes:: They had NFL lanyards on and were also enjoying the lobby atmosphere before they had to head out in the rain.:umbrella:

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    Andi and D were having fun at AK! They did NRJ first and D loved it. She really enjoyed Pandora! She has watched Avatar many times and she said it was spot on.

    They had a few treats at Starbucks and some hot cocoa.
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    It was cold and raining lightly at that time.
    Andi said the park was low crowds. They did FoP, Safari, and Dinosaur. D really liked all of the attractions. It started to rain really hard after Dinosaur and it was around noon time so they headed back.
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    We had an ADR at Sana’a this afternoon. Andi and D came back and dried out some, then we headed over to Kidani Village. This would be D’s first time eating here. We were able to take the internal shuttle bus over to Kidani. The driver was so nice and loved talking about Pandora!

    We checked in for our lunch and waited about 15 minutes, not bad, it was definitely the busiest I have seen Sana’a at lunch time. I am sure the weather had a lot to do with that.
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    Our waiter was very nice and organized. Andi was trying to find something vegetarian and with her picky ways, she was having a hard time. We started with the wonderful bread service! In retrospect, this would have been enough for Andi with a few extra pieces of naan bread. We all enjoyed this.
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    We were able to see the savanna from our table. It was raining pretty good so not a very active savanna except the Zebras were running around in circles, really cool to watch.

    Andi decided on a Quinoa Salad, it was huge and she literally ate 1/8th of that salad. I tasted it and it was good, however, I couldn’t image eating that as your entree. A small bowl of this as an accompaniment would be much better. I was glad it wasn’t super expensive!
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    D and I shared the Potjie Inspired Dish. We went with the butter chicken and the cilantro-coconut vegetables, which is served with the basmati rice. This was delicious, the flavors were so good and complimented each other. The chicken was like butter, just like it’s name! This was my favorite dish so far at Sana’a.
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    We were to full for dessert after our wonderful meal. The shuttle was waiting for us, perfect timing, and we headed back to the resort. We all lounged around in the room and watched our animals.

    I will continue and finish out this day, Part 2, More resort lounging and hilarious pictures of Andi!

     
  18. missjackiemcg

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    Adorable :) You look ready for a comfy Disney day!!

    Lunch at Sanaa looks tasty! I don't know if anyone in my family would be adventurous enough to try it out with me, but that bread service is definitely on my Disney list for "next" time! Looking forward to more lounging and hilarity!
     
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  19. LeiaIsAPrincess2

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    I've never had a resort day but it sounds like the perfect day to do it! Love the Viking's inspired gear :D
     
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  20. disneyAndi14

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    Continued from above...........

    We had a nice relaxing evening. Andi decided to be brave and head out to MK in the rain. D and I vetoed this idea!:worried: We are wimps:rotfl:
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    Pictures of my resort day
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    D and I enjoyed the lobby area for awhile, we tried to have a drink at the lounge in AKL except it was packed! Everyone had the same idea. We decided to get a six pack of Bud light, I know we are classy ladies! :thumbsup2 We went back to the room and enjoyed our beer and some relatively cheap, for Disney, Lays potato chips. Buy these in the gift shops, way cheaper than the grocery store:blush:
    We were on a streak with junk food dinners. Beer, chips, and M&M’s tonight!

    Meanwhile in MK..................

    Andi was having a ball, she said, It was deserted. She was able to walk on Splash, Space, PoTC, HM, and Big Thunder. Not only were these all walk on, she was the only one on most of them. Hence the Hilarious Andi Photos!!:jumping1:
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    She also was able to watch HEA right in front of the castle with very few people! She FaceTimed a few friends back at college and they loved watching HEA with her! She had a great night despite the rain and chilly air!

    Day 5 was a fun and relaxing day for us!
    Food totals for Day 5
    AK Mombasa Marketplace=$12.34
    Mara=$5.00
    Sana’a =$72.67
    Zawadi Marketplace =$24.38
    Total=$114.39
    Day 6 coming up soon. Part 1, An Evacuation, a disers Dream!!
     
  21. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Your relaxing day at the resort sounds wonderful. No better resort to hang out at for the day!

    Andi's solo MK ride photos are hilarious.
     
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