Disney Day 3 Continued September 2011

 

Back home! I had a great weekend working and running the Gulf Coast Half Marathon. We had amazing weather, it was a great race, and was very well organized. Highly recommended and I hope to do it again! More on that in due time, though.

So we left off the trip posts in the Magic Kingdom. I wanted to be sure to get some photos of the new Fantasyland construction before we headed out for the day.

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Beast’s Castle

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Ariel’s ride and part of Dumbo’s new circus area

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The above three were taken from the train. I know it’s hard to see, but it got me really excited for the expansion. I can’t wait to see what they do with it, especially with the Ariel and Beauty and the Beast areas.

The parade was coming down Main street, so we thought it was a good time to get on the monorail while everyone else was at the parade. When we got back to the room I decided to take some pictures of the castle from our room with my stalker-looking zoom lens.

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zoomed in…

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and not so much.

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See. stalker lens. I could be a detective I tell ya.

We were eating dinner at Fulton’s in Downtown Disney, and I knew I probably was not going to like a lot on the menu (seafood) but I knew Bobby really wanted to go, off we went. When it was time for appetizers in the lounge, I loaded up as what was probably going to be my “dinner.”

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The cheese and raspberry filled pastry things on the right are so good. I think I had about seven of them…This is just two of many plates.

We drove to Downtown Disney and headed in to Fulton’s.

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Bobby of course ordered Crab, and I was SO stuffed, I just decided to get a baked potato. he felt bad because he said it looked like he didn’t feed me, but I really didn’t want to spend forty something dollars on a steak I was going to eat two bites of.

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We once again, waddled back to the car (a wheelbarrow would be nice on these occasions) and somehow and for some unknown reason decided to eat some dessert in the lounge…yeah…

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Chocolate covered strawberries = my weakness.

We went back to the room to watch Wishes, as I wanted to try and take some pictures of the fireworks with my zoom lens.  Some came out ok, but I really need a tripod for night shots like this. I so admire when people can take awesome fireworks photos, but I am not one of those people.

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Wishes!

I know the posts lately have been Disney-heavy, I will try to tone them down to every other day until I get through the trip. Now that I am back home, I can put a little more time into things. Tomorrow I am going to blog a bit about our Team in Training inspiration dinner, which lived up to it’s name.

Grocery shopping time, our fridge is literally almost empty. (Do condiments and butter even count?)

QOTD: If you could expand Disney to include something new (ride, area, restaurant, park) what would you have them do next?

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11 Responses to Disney Day 3 Continued September 2011

  1. 1
    Crystal says:

    I don’t mind the disney posts… 😉 although they do make me want to get back to WDW, and I don’t see that happening for awhile. :(

    QOTD: hard to say, since Disney is always coming up with new stuff! Maybe a new roller coaster, along the lines of rock n roller coaster, or a new country in world showcase. I’m totally bummed that we are not going to get to food & wine this year. Loved it last year!

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    Jen says:

    I totally would have done the same thing if I was going to Fulton’s… well I wouldn’t have gotten a baked potato :) I would have filled up on apps and then just got a salad! Yuck seafood.

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    Emily says:

    Mmm, chocolate covered strawberries!! Delicious!

    Wow – the construction is really coming along. I can’t wait for the new Fantasyland. I was recently in Disneyland and loved the new Ariel ride. I’m curious to see the WDW version.

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    I am dying to go to Disney again and can’t wait to bring M. I will have to wait until that section of the park opens. She will be all over anything Beauty and the Beast

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    Katie says:

    I love your blog! I went to Disney World on our honeymoon about three months ago, and reading your Disney posts make me just want to go back! I too am very excited for the Fantasyland expansion…hoping to maybe go back for our 2 year anniversary? :) How often do you usually get to go?

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      Heather says:

      thanks for reading! being a travel agent, we go 2-3 times a year usually…but one is usually with family or for a race so its not really “vacation” :)

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    Suzanne says:

    The fireworks shots are beautiful and I’m a sucker for chocolate covered strawberries too. I can never eat just one!

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