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Episode 24: Rope Dropping Expedition Everest – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 24: Rope Dropping Expedition Everest – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Oh it’s a beautiful morning… the birds are squawking, the tigers are growling, the monkeys are howling… you get the picture… We’re at Animal Kingdom!!! Well it really is a beautiful day! We arrive bright and early around 8:20 in the morning for rope drop. We have never rope dropped Animal Kingdom before so this is a new experience for us. At about twenty minutes until park opening they allow everyone to start scanning their magic bands and entering the…

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Episode 23: Dinner & T-Rex & Night at Disney Springs – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 23: Dinner & T-Rex & Night at Disney Springs – Walt Disney World – September 2016

One of our absolute favorite places to eat at Disney World is T-Rex at Disney Springs!  This has been a go to spot for us since the kids were little… are all little boys obsessed with dinosaurs or just ours???  This restaurant is a place you go not just for good food, but for the all immersive experience.  There are huge animatronic dinosaurs everywhere that move and roar and make other sounds that dinosaurs make…  Not only dinosaurs, but other…

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Episode 22: Our Last Time EVER at Disney Quest – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 22: Our Last Time EVER at Disney Quest – Walt Disney World – September 2016

We will truly miss Disney Quest!  Our boys are gamers so this place is a haven for them… I mean five floors of unlimited video games, what could any kid ask for???  When we visited on this trip we did not know that it would be our last experience.  There had been rumors for a long time that it was going to close but nothing had been announced for certain.  So we went and played for the LAST TIME… For…

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Episode 21: Hanging Out at Disney Springs – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 21: Hanging Out at Disney Springs – Walt Disney World – September 2016

When you need a day at Disney that is a little more laid back than going to the parks, then the best place for you is Disney Springs!  This entertainment district has changed and grown over the years and has just gotten better!  It had been a year since we had been here and so much has changed!  For one is the name, when we were here in 2015 it was Downtown Disney and the transformation into Disney Springs is…

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Episode 20: Taking a Boat Ride to Disney Springs & Once Upon a Toy – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 20: Taking a Boat Ride to Disney Springs & Once Upon a Toy – Walt Disney World – September 2016

One of the great attributes of Port Orleans Riverside is the ability to take a nice relaxing ride down the Sassagoula River to Disney Springs.  The ride takes about 20 minutes each way and is very enjoyable.  Along the way, the boat may make a stop at the lively Port Orleans French Quarter to pick up guests who are also heading to Disney Springs.  Note:  We were told that they only stop during the day and go straight to and…

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Episode 19: Pool Time at Port Orleans Riverside – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 19: Pool Time at Port Orleans Riverside – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Sometimes you need to just take a break from all the running around the parks and spend a few hours swimming and hanging out with your family at the resort pool. That is exactly what we decided to do! We went for a nice walk around Port Orleans Riverside before changing into our swim suits and heading over to Ol’ Man Island for some cool water in the pool, some shade trees, a beautiful view… oh and did I mention…

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Episode 18: Exploring Port Orleans Riverside Resort – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 18: Exploring Port Orleans Riverside Resort – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Today is our day off from the parks and we are spending the day exploring Port Orleans Riverside and the evening over at Disney Springs.  First stop is the Riverside Mill Food Court for some breakfast.  Let me say that these bounty platters are HUGE!  And delicious!  After getting  full bellies, we began walking it off…  First stop is the Fulton General Store to decide what goodies we need to buy before our trip is over.  You could really get…

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Episode 17: Dinner at Teppan Edo + Review – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 17: Dinner at Teppan Edo + Review – Walt Disney World – September 2016

We finally make it to once of the culinary destinations we have been wanting to try in Epcot and that is Teppan Edo!  But first a little exploring a bit around the Japan Pavilion including the incredible drum show Matsuriza. Now for the good stuff… food!  Here is our review of Teppan Edo: we loved it!  We had never done hibachi before as a family and I know you can get the show at other restaurants, but we were really…

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Episode 16: Frozen Ever After & Melting Around World Showcase – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 16: Frozen Ever After & Melting Around World Showcase – Walt Disney World – September 2016

On to Norway… and Frozen Ever After for the first time in forever… I mean the first time ever, sorry breaking into a Frozen song.  This was an awesome use of a FastPass when we saw the line!  No one could believe that with three teenage boys that we would choose Frozen over Soarin and Test Track, but it was a smart move. So for our review… we really liked it!  We are one of those families who actually fell…

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Episode 15: First Time at Food & Wine Festival and MEXICO!!! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

Episode 15: First Time at Food & Wine Festival and MEXICO!!! – Walt Disney World – September 2016

It’s not a trip to Epcot, without a ride in Spaceship Earth (or the big ball as the kids call it).  Luckily we had chosen this ride for a Fast Pass and we were so glad we did!  It had one of the longest lines I had ever seen for this ride and posted a 30 minute wait… but we were able to board in just about 5 minutes!  This is such a classic ride.  I love watching the progression…

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