Pixie Dust, or Pixie MOUNTAIN? A Grand (Roy) Disney Sept.'18 TR*update 11/15

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  1. Terra Nova guy

    Terra Nova guy DIS Dad #811 Newfoundland, Canada

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    It takes a lot of getting used to. But eventually you worry less. I still worry a bit of course. But it is nice to not have to be mom or dad taxi service all the time.

    They are fantastic. It's hard to believe it's all chocolate. I can't remember what was there the year I saw it...I believe the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train was featured though.
    Just curious. Given the chance (say at the end of the festival), would you eat the displays? They are so amazing and it would be sad to see them destroyed, but I would totally try eating them. :p
     
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  2. dnllmz

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    The roasted veggies look awesome. Everything looks awesome. More pixie dust is coming? Amazing!
     
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  4. dnllmz

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    But if you bought them at Walmart/Target, then you wouldn't have paid the Disney vacation up-charge. They wouldn't taste the same without that. I'm surprised Chris asked for chocolate. He strikes me as more of a blanket guy to use for naps.
     
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    Love it that you got to see the character training again:thumbsup2
    I still can't believe those beautiful displays are all made of chocolate I love the leopard so much detail
    That's great you got to meet up with Kathy bet her jaw dropped when she saw your suite.
     
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  6. Rista1313

    Rista1313 Earning My Ears

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    Buy yourself a $1 (dollar tree) pop up hamper... it's small and doesn't take up much room in the suitcase, and then we just shove it in the corner of the room or bathroom and throw our dirty clothes in there all week. Then it folds back down to take home.. or if you don't want to bother... leave it and get a new one for next trip.
     
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  7. areno79

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    Um, I walked by those chocolate sculpture things and DID NOT REALIZE THEY WERE MADE OF CHOCOLATE!!!! WTH is wrong with me???
    I'm going to blame it on the large amounts of Sudafed I was taking...yeah, that's it.

    The flowers are such a nice touch; do they do that for all of the Roy Disney suite guests, I wonder?
     
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  8. Rista1313

    Rista1313 Earning My Ears

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    Sounds like we will be in the area for your next trip. We are going to St. Pete Beach Thanksgiving week, but husband requested we go to Disney Springs, so we'll be there Nov 20th
     
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  9. suse66

    suse66 Mickey Bars should be a daily food group!

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    Your F&W treats look great!

    Not a fan of the gondolas at all!

    Lucky you!!

    OMG, The boys haven't started driving yet and I am nervous about it! Good luck to Ricky!

    I would totally love to see Baloo and King Louie!

    And awesome chocolate at that!

    So pretty!

    That a girl! I would be eating that bread as fast as I could get it in my mouth!!

    More???? you weren't kidding when you said pixie mountain!
     
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  10. disneyAndi14

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    Ahh I love Mr. Smee and Chip and Dale, so cute!

    Wow the flowers were a nice touch in the room.

    I’m excited to hear about your additional Pixie Dust, we got the one note about staying at WDW resorts but no chocolate or flowers, lol!
     
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  11. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    I am soooo not ready for that kind of stuff! Good for him! How is his knee?

    I missed this! Man, there is just so much stuff to try. I am telling Andy we need to go longer next time!

    I compeletly forgot about the chocolate!!!! bummer.

    Because it is gross, it is basically those yogurt drinks. Blek! Morgan loved it the time we went. Kind of fun that they offer it up there.

    It is strange that I know it is upside down. I mean it's a plate of food, why would that matter. Right?
     
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  12. pepperandchips

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    As usual, I’m behind again.

    You have taken the words straight from my mouth, madam!

    As usual, reading on my phone, or as we young fellers call ‘em these days “my new fangled pocket computer”... so the photos look perfect to me!

    I love his enthusiasm for Flower and Garden shrimp skewers so much. They should feature him in an ad!

    WHY?! Why do you look like a teenager from the back?! Gah I am failing at life. But you look great!!!
     
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  13. thumper*

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    Great character pics
    I love that shirt.

    Loving all of your pixie dust
     
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  14. Jenny Sanders

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    Darn, too bad you didn't have your It's Smee tee on. That would have been adorbs!!!

    Also, LOVE the flowers that were delivered to you and Steve, gorgeous! That was a sweet touch on the Grand's part...
     
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  15. Jenny Sanders

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    ABSOLUTELY!!! :P
     
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  16. ariane37

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    When we were leaving we saw a couple Floral Dept. Cm's changing the HUGE arrangement in the GF lobby. I had to stop and watch for awhile because it was amazing and a crazy undertaking! They had this gigantic card with all sorts of tools on it; almost like they were performing surgery. Not to mention vases and vases of fresh flowers. One was on a ladder while the other was handing her stuff. They had cloths spread out on the floor around the table with the display on it to catch droppings; the table the display was on was big enough for me to lay down on and spin around on :rolleyes1 you know, if one was going to do that in the GF lobby. And the arrangement was so FREAKING big! Just to walk around it and trim it took forever. I watched for about 20 minutes and I guarantee it was a process that took HOURS.

    ::yes:: Something else I always hear mixed reviews on is the burnt ends hash at the American Pavilion booth, the name of which slips my mind right now. Many love it and then every once in awhile you hear from someone who gets a bad one.

    I know, plus to come up with idea not to mention carrying it out!

    I was really excited to show Cathy and kind of bummed my DIS friends that initially were going to come didn't end up being able to make it :(

    :rotfl: I find that funny because Grey Goose was Steve's drink of choice for a long time, until he discovered the Mule, in Disney. He still goes for GG often and drinks it on the rocks but is obviously not opposed to mixing it and I'm sure would have a lively discussion with your FIL regarding their GG differences :hyper2:

    I believe it. For now I'll continue to freak out a bit like I did today when he 1. stopped at his friends house on his way to the gym with another friend because they decided to pick up friend #2 and I didn't know, so it made the ride to the gym longer and 2. he not only didn't text me when he GOT to the gym he didn't text when he left so I had no idea where he was for ages :sad2:

    :laughing: you know, I have a feeling they wouldn't taste good! Kind of like fondant on fancy cakes? They end up looking beautiful but don't taste as good as Betty Crocker. We have a Culinary Institute of America here and at one of my old jobs, we would get the wedding cakes from their baking classes (long story). OMG they were works of art; tasted like crap. Too fancy for my tastes and I have a feeling those wonderfully intricate displays would be the same.
    But I may try a piece anyway :D

    Oh heck yeah :tiptoe: We couldn't believe it ourselves! Not along the lines of a Roy suite but something really freaking cool anyway!

    Steve's thoughts exactly which is why we almost planned a Target stop on the way home instead of picking the chocolate up there lol!

    You kind of hit the nail on the head, he's definitely more of a fan of the GF slippers we brought back for the boys than Ricky is :cloud9:
     
  17. ariane37

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    Her son was funnier, he was in awe lol. He especially was impressed with the TV :laughing:

    This is what I always bring except I normally bring two! And I never bring them home since they usually have at least one hole in them by then but they certainly serve their purpose.

    :thumbsup2 We'll go with the Sudafed! I can understand not even knowing they're in the building but I'm chuckling a bit at walking right by the and not knowing :P So......were you like, up close looking at them and thought they were just statues, or did you walk by them at a distance? Inquiring minds want to know!

    I've been wondering about that and a couple other things, and I keep meaning to google and keep forgetting :faint: My guess is they do it for all the guests that stay in the suite? Because as special as we are I assume they'd have to draw the line somewhere :laughing:

    How nice! We're going to DS at night on the 18th, and right now our plans for the 20th are a lazy morning followed by late afternoon/evening FP's at AK. I don't think it'll change much since one of our FP's is for FOP which we all love, especially Ricky, but if anyone doesn't feel like sleeping in (yeah, right..........) we may end up perusing DS a bit since we'll be at SSR


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    :thanks: What age do kids get their licenses up there?

    We've met them in AK before they ended their meet, which is sad, so at least they let them come out at character training!

    YES pixiedust:pixiedust: Something really cool coming up, and then something pretty cool that was hiding and we found it on Saturday lol.

    Ha! I'm feeling like the flowers are part of a "suite" stay! We were completely surprised by the next bit of pixie dust for sure, but funny enough another note was involved!

    It goes so fast which I know people say all the time, but sadly it's true.
    Thank you for asking about his knee :hug: We saw the surgeon Monday and thankfully he's now past the danger point of easily re-tearing it! Because this graft was with his bone rather than a tendon like the first one and bones heal quicker, the graft replacement is all healed and strong already. But not strong enough that all is well or that his leg/knee is back to it's original strength or has the strength his right leg does. But the surgeon has given the OK for him to begin running and jumping so yesterday his physical therapist started the running, and he's been doing cutting exercises for the last few weeks :goodvibes Tomorrow is most likely his last day of aqua therapy as he's past that and he'll go to land therapy 3x weekly. His limp is almost all gone unless it's damp outside which sadly will most likely be with him the rest of his life; the soreness isn't as bad as it was at this point the first time around either which is great. Emotionally it's still hard, basketball season starts Monday and while he's on the team again not playing a 2nd year is taking his toll. Good friends and Ricky's amazing determination are getting him through :love:

    That's where your AP's will come in handy! We should try to coordinate a F&W trip next year!

    Unless you go in the Festival Center it's something easily missed as it's not really promoted much unfortunately

    :tiptoe: #alwaysbackwards

    Soon you'll see a Disney commercial featuring Steve holding up a paper boat bowl of shrimp on a skewer grinning ear to ear like a school boy who just looked up his teachers skirt 8-)

    1. Because you failed to notice the varicose veins in my legs
    2. I got my hair done (read: colored) right before our trip
    3. Luckily my wrinkles are only on the FRONT of my face
    4. You need much stronger glasses/contacts
    5. It must have been extremely late when you read my update

    :thanks: I keep searching RedBubble for other clever ones lol

    Me too! I'm glad you're enjoying my report :goodvibes

    I swear I've met him once with it on but for the life of my can't remember where :scratchin It had to have been either character training or possibly when we did Pirates and Pals....time to check pictures :laughing:
     
  18. Terra Nova guy

    Terra Nova guy DIS Dad #811 Newfoundland, Canada

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    I think you're right. We used to try ordering "fancy" birthday cakes that cost too much and look great, but taste like garbage (for the most part). Now we're happy enough making our own Betty Crocker ones (the bonus then is you can put on as much icing as you want :p)
     
  19. missjackiemcg

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    Oh, that would be fun to watch!!! popcorn::

    That has to be really tough on him!! Glad to hear the recovery is going well and he's moving in the right direction!!
     
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  20. Pluto0809

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    Joining in and all caught up! I'm trying to get around to all the TRs from our May group.

    I know I had a ton to comment on but that was 15 pages ago. I do have to say WOW to that suite, that is just amazing! The only upgrade I've ever gotten was from standard room to preferred room at All Star Music. :rotfl:
     
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  21. missjackiemcg

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    I'm equally impressed by your upgrade @Pluto0809 LOL considering I've never been upgraded to anything!!
     
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