Canadian Buffoon's Exhausted Vacation - Update 01/27 - Whoops, The End

pkondz

. . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Halloween party pooper.
You're the one who had to stop
at the Tangled Tinkle Spot.

Liesa poops at Halloween parties.
I don't mean just them, ALL the little details tossed around the park. The lights, fog, CM costumes, it all adds up, and a lot people just don't see it.
Ah, okay.
See your point.
It would take three guests

to pay for all of that.
And I think you mean there were for than 3 or 4 MILLION peope there. About 3.98 million to many!!
:sad2:
It is the Haunted Manion...
Ah, I see.
You were just trying to help
me join 999 others.
Well, see. There's your problem! If you'd learn to saunter all your needs to stretch might be alleviated. Then again, you might want to keep your linament handy.
You're the nurse.
I'll take it under advisement.

Derp. Thank you!!
:) No problem.
Oh anytime! (Got any more?)
;)
 

Steppesister

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 27, 2013
  • disneyAndi14

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2014
    It looks like you had a fun evening on party night. I love all your pictures.
    We met the gravediggers in 2018 and really liked the meet.
    Nice you got to see Doc and Liesa, The pictures are funny with Liesa, love both your costumes!
    I love the Halloween parade, so many good memories for me!
     

    pkondz

    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2007
    It looks like you had a fun evening on party night. I love all your pictures.
    Thanks!
    I always really enjoy that party. :)

    We met the gravediggers in 2018 and really liked the meet.
    I'm not surprised.
    They're very good!

    Nice you got to see Doc and Liesa, The pictures are funny with Liesa, love both your costumes!
    Hers was really good!
    And no one had trouble
    figuring out who she was!
    I love the Halloween parade, so many good memories for me!
    :goodvibes

    And welcome back!
     

    pkondz

    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2007
    Whoops, The End

    Before we begin, a little housecleaning.
    Most of you guessed, but a few were
    stumped.
    The costume I wore to MNSSHP
    was the drunk pirate with the pigs
    on POTC.


    Okay... on with our semi-regular program.


    There are two things that I’ve heard a lot
    of people talk about over the years…
    one is ‘Ohana, (especially the bread pudding)
    and I’ve pretty much resigned myself that unless
    there’s a DISmeet going on there, I’m not likely
    to experience it.
    Despite mixed reviews, at times,
    I’d still like to try it some day.

    The other is Hoop Dee Doo.
    And that one I’ve never heard
    a negative comment about.
    Oh, I’m sure if you look long
    and hard enough, you’ll find some
    curmudgeon… wait…
    I am a curmudgeon!...

    Sorry… as it was saying...
    You’ll find some curmudgeon who
    thinks the show’s too loud or too
    boisterous or too… whatever.
    I’ve only heard good things about
    the food too. And again, I suppose
    that’s a matter of taste… but I like
    fried chicken! And ribs!

    And for some reason, while I don’t feel
    comfortable about ‘Ohana as a solo traveler,
    I have no such compunction with Hoop.

    So I deecided to doo it.
    And I’m glad I did!

    I’ll be honest, though… I don’t know
    how to get there.
    And I was actually okay with that.
    I love taking the boats at Disney,
    so while I’m sure there’s a bus that’ll take
    you there from any of the parks…
    I wanted to arrive by water.

    So that’s what I did.

    Is it longer to take a bus to WL and then
    a boat to Fort Wilderness, than to just
    take a bus straight from the park?

    Yes. I’m sure it is. But whatever.

    I took a boat. And I’m quite happy with
    my decision. I'm sure it's more scenic.


    I arrived at Fort Wilderness with plenty
    of time to spare… by design.
    I wanted to assure myself of the best
    table possible.
    I already had a category 1 reservation, but…
    There’s category 1 and there’s category one!

    I sidled up to the seating podium and waited.
    Another group joined me simultaneously.
    As others came up to join the queue,
    I worried a bit that they might try to jump the line on me.
    (We were standing on opposite sides.)
    But one of the group commented that
    “He’s first, then it’s us.”

    (Disclaimer… I may have that backwards.
    It may be that they were first… in that case,
    they said the opposite, but still let it be known
    that I was before anyone else. I appreciated that.)

    Soon, a couple of CMs showed up to man the booth.
    Or woman the booth... or whatever I'm supposed
    to say these days.
    I presented my ticket and was assigned a table.
    I still had quite a bit of time before the doors
    would open, so I wandered around.





    Folks? I didn’t take a photo of it, but…
    GET THERE EARLY.

    The line for the podium stretched from there,
    clear across to Tampa… and possibly
    into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Okay. I’m exaggerating. It didn’t go into the water.
    It probably curved and followed the shoreline.


    Eventually, the doors opened and I hung back a bit
    to let some of the crowd dissipate.
    No need to hurry now, all the tables are assigned,
    the rush was earlier, folks.



    I was led to my table where a very nice server
    (whose name I neglected to note)
    asked me what I’d like to drink.
    Guess what I ordered! Guess!

    Yeah, I have no idea either.
    I know it was something with alcohol
    (included in the price of the meal!
    Best deal at Disney? Perhaps?)
    but not what.
    Maybe a glass of wine?
    Probably the Sangria.
    Either way… white, not red.
    Or whatever I'm supposed
    to say these days.

    Soon food started arriving,
    starting with a very tasty salad.
    Yes... salad.
    I know I mentioned chicken
    and ribs, but... dang that salad
    was good!

    Soon the players came out and
    the show began.



    If you've never seen it,
    they perform feets of magic
    and levitation.



    See? Her feets are off the floor.
    Magic!
    (Disclaimer, the previous comment
    may be completely false.)

    While they performed, I kept
    eating all the good things.
    I'm not a cornbread kind of guy,
    but even I was blown away
    by how good that was!
    I had to hold myself back
    for the stars of the show, though.

    No, not the stars of the show on stage,
    but the ones on the table...



    The chicken and ribs!

    And... to be perfectly frank,
    if I had to rate the food,
    (and I'm going to, because
    this is my TR.)
    I'd have to put the chicken
    as the best, then the salad
    (yeah I really liked it),
    then the cornbread and
    finally the ribs.
    (The mashed potatoes were
    fine, but... nothing special and
    I never touched the beans,
    despite their magical properties.)


    I'm not saying the ribs weren't good...
    It's just the others were superior.


    And how was my seat? Was I happy
    with my table location?
    Well, I'll let you decide.
    These two photos were taken from my
    seat and not with a zoom lens.





    Quick comment.
    While the banjo player was
    very animated and fun,
    the piano player was all
    business and never turned
    nor smiled once during the
    entire performance.
    But he was talented... so I'll
    give him a pass.

    Okay. Show's over.
    Let's get a nice closing
    shot of the real stars of
    the show!



    Just kidding.
    This was:



    Hello beautiful.

    But you know what the only
    thing wrong was about that
    strawberry shortcake?

    I was too full to finish it!!!


    The show finished and the
    performers took one last bow.
    The audience applauded and
    began to gather their things to leave.
    I took one last sip to finish
    my drink and picked up my
    phone to jot down a few notes.
    I was at this task for possibly
    a minute, probably less, when
    a security guard came up to
    me and said:
    "You'll have to leave. The show's over."
    I was... well, a bit shocked that
    this happened.
    1. It's Disney... I'm more used to a
    more gentle request to leave.
    A slow funneling out of guests.
    2. The show had just ended.
    It's not like I was sitting there
    for 30 minutes in an empty hall.

    Indeed, I looked around and there
    were several other tables with
    patrons still enjoying their drinks
    as well as guests waiting their
    turns to pose with the cast.
    The security guard did not
    speak to anyone else about leaving.
    At least not while I was there,
    that I noticed.

    I found it both odd and...
    frankly, quite insulting.

    I got up and left.


    I decided to forget the last
    moment and dwell instead
    upon the fun time I'd had
    and the delicious food
    I'd consumed.

    And with a semi-contented burp,
    I headed out into the night.


    And with that oh-so-tender
    moment resonating in your
    thoughts, it is with that,
    I bring this TR to a merciful end.

    My checkout the next day was
    uneventful as was my ride
    to MCO and my flight home.
    As I traveled northwards
    and westwards, I pondered
    the setting sun and thought...

    When will I be able to go back???




    Thanks everyone for reading
    and joining me on my retelling
    of my journey.
    Without you guys... this wouldn't
    be worth doing.
    Your comments and questions
    are all very much appreciated!



    Contest!

    Answers from previous update:

    1. Time for dinner? Where?
    a. Dine with an Imagineer, Brown Derby.
    b. Dinner and a movie, AMC Dine In Theatres, DTD
    c. Raglan Road, DTD
    d. 'Ohana, Poly
    e. Hoop Dee Doo, Fort Wilderness

    Answer: e. Hoop Dee Doo, Fort Wilderness

    2. How do I arrive there?
    a. Boat
    b. Monorail
    c. Bus
    d. Lyft
    e. Minnie van

    Answer: a. Boat

    3. Pleased with the seating arrangements?
    a. Yep!
    b. Nope!
    c. Whatever, it's fine.

    Answer: a. Yep!

    40 points/answer


    Did you see them?





    20/40 points

    Told me I'm strange: 40 points.


    SCORES:
    Jules76126: a: 0, c: 0, b: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 100.
    dolewhipdreams: c: 0, a: 40, b: 0, right: 40, saw one: 20. Total: 100.
    chelynnah: e: 40, b: 40, c: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 180.
    Steppesister: e: 40, a: 40, a: 40, right: 40, saw both:60. Total: 220.
    missjackiemcg: e: 40, a: 40, c: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 180.
    vamassey1: e: 40, a: 40, c: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 180.
    mustinjourney: e: 40, a: 40, a: 40, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 220.
    Captain_Oblivious: c: 0, e: 0, b: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 100.
    lvcourtneyy: a: 0, e: 0, b: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 100.
    buzzrelly: d: 0, d: 0, b: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 100.
    juniorbugman: e: 30, a: 30, a: 30, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 190.
    tundra1: a: 0, a: 30, a: 30, saw both: 60. Total: 120.
    docsoliday1: c: 0, a: 30, c: 0, right: 40, saw both: 60. Total: 130.
    franandaj: e: 30, e: 0, c: 0, saw both: 60. Total: 90.
    Terra Nova guy: a: 0, e: 0, c: 0, saw both: 60. Total: 60.
    disneyAndi14: e: 30, a: 30, b: 0, saw both: 60. Total: 120.

    Standings:

    mustinjourney: 763
    Captain_Oblivious: 760
    docsoliday1: 733
    Jules76126: 705
    dolewhipdreams: 697
    juniorbugman: 676
    Steppesister: 670
    tundra1: 660
    franandaj: 641
    lvcourtneyy: 640
    disneyAndi14: 610
    vamassey1: 525
    missjackiemcg: 520
    buzzrelly: 505
    Terra Nova guy: 482
    SimplyGoofy: 370
    chelynnah: 320
    MinnieWebster: 137
    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes: 95
    DonnaBeeGood: 62
    MeghanEmily: 40
    Kiotzu: 27
    irene_dsc: 20
    natebenma: 20
    Tracy161: 20
    SnowWhiteOz: 10


    Congrats to...
    mustinjourney!

    If you could PM me your address,
    your prize will make its way to you
    as fast as the postal service can
    get it to you.
    So... weeks, at a minimum.


    Thanks for reading and playing
    along, everyone!!! :goodvibes
     
  • juniorbugman

    <font color=blue>New car vs another cruise?? THAT
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2001
    Thanks for reading and playing
    along, everyone!!! :goodvibes
    It was fun and I got better at guessing at the end.
    I absolutely loved the Hoop De Doo review when I went to Disney. Haven't done it in a while but it is a fun dinner.
     

    chelynnah

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2015
    The show finished and the
    performers took one last bow.
    The audience applauded and
    began to gather their things to leave.
    I took one last sip to finish
    my drink and picked up my
    phone to jot down a few notes.
    I was at this task for possibly
    a minute, probably less, when
    a security guard came up to
    me and said:
    "You'll have to leave. The show's over."
    I was... well, a bit shocked that
    this happened.
    1. It's Disney... I'm more used to a
    more gentle request to leave.
    A slow funneling out of guests.
    2. The show had just ended.
    It's not like I was sitting there
    for 30 minutes in an empty hall.

    Indeed, I looked around and there
    were several other tables with
    patrons still enjoying their drinks
    as well as guests waiting their
    turns to pose with the cast.
    The security guard did not
    speak to anyone else about leaving.
    At least not while I was there,
    that I noticed.

    I found it both odd and...
    frankly, quite insulting.
    There was a show on the Dis about this a few weeks ago. The same thing happened to him and his family on Christmas Eve, only it seriously escalated. This guy seems to thrive on harassing patrons.

    Thanks for sharing your report, I m’ve enjoyed following along and getting to know you :)

    Wendy
     

    Heluvsme

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2007
    Another fun trippie! Thank you for taking us along🤗

    P.S. Not very Disney-esque of that security guard. Not cool. Your attitude, however, STELLAR and admirable!

    Dawn
     

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