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.


zoomed in…


and not so much.


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.”


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.


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…


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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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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