I'm Totally Off My Game, a Bonus Trip to WDW - Day 2, Some Tiki Antics 11/18

Lesley Wake

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We checked the menu at the restaurant. Yep, same lackluster food as the one back home. On our way down to the Cantina level we saw this rock outcropping over the ramp, and weren’t sure if we had the same one so I took a picture. I’ll have to remember to look in a few weeks when we’re there.
I'm pretty sure it is there - I know I've seen it and I haven't been to the Eastern Outpost yet!
This was interesting, that wall across the square that looks like it has iron doors, that’s an exit to Frontierland at home, but looks like it is closed in Batuu East.
My friend who works at DHS-MFSR was very thrown off when walking around DL's version and the gate not being there!
And this jerk replies, "Well I wouldn't trust people in California either." I don't know if I glared at him or not, but I thought it was uncomfortable until he and his companion finally left. He probably didn't care and I won't make any comments that would probably not be allowed due to restrictions on subject commentary on the DIS. But I certainly made them in my own mind.
Argh! I had a guy on my Disney cruise who said some bad things about California and how everyone was leaving... sure, ok. I'm glad you aren't interested in moving here!
OK, so I just got back from a lovely long weekend out at the Grand Californian and DL/DCA. The funny thing is that we spent almost as long as we were at WDW for this last trip out there, but I’ll not have nearly as many photos or stories when I get around to that trip in the bonus features!
It's too bad we couldn't meet up! It ended up being a 45 minute delay before we made it thru the line (despite having a 2pm reservation). Then, when we did the game, my friend's battery pack died and my interface was being super glitchy so we had to restart about 1/2 through! Another day though!
 

pkondz

. . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
I think I did. We were really stressed leading up to this trip and I think if we had done the Disney portion after the band part we would have ended up sleeping the entire time at Disney. As it is it just got us unstressed enough to make it through the band part.
:hug:
I don't know how people put clothes on, do stuff and then say, "Oh but I have to go back and take a shower before I'm ready." I take the shower before i put the clothes on and I'm ready. I don't go anywhere half ready. It doesn't make sense.
Wait... put clothes on and then have a shower? (No, not being facetious. I know they take them off before the shower, but... that makes no sense.)
I thought it was OK, but I shouldn't really eat ice cream if I plan to stay awake, plus she likes peanut butter a lot more than I do.
Ice cream makes you sleepy?
Yeah, I had to keep my mouth shut about what I wanted to say. However while in line for the Cantina this past weekend, when I told that story along with what I would've said, it made us friends in the line! :laughing:
Hmmm... now I'm really curious. :)
OK, so I just got back from a lovely long weekend out at the Grand Californian and DL/DCA.
Good! Glad it was a nice time. :)
Saw some of it on Liesa's TR. :)
as it is we barely made it out there our first day and it was much more hectic and exhausting than I had imagined it would be!
Oh dear... sorry to hear that. What happened?
Back in the room I changed into more Tiki appropriate attire
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The week before a Minnie Dirndl was released at the Germany pavilion and I wanted it
ooohhhh… I would've gotten one for Elle (the one you didn't meet). She'd love that.
We got the waffle with Berry Compote.
Yum. I had that on my list but ran out of time and tummy room.
We went to Germany next and found my dress.
Great! How does it fit?
Four marshmallow swirls,
What is that? How was that?
a chocolate and caramel covered apple (which they cut for us, something they won't do at DL.
Why ever not???
They were letting people into the bar, with the caveat that you could join folks at their tables or just stand around with a drink.
Really? What if the people at their tables didn't want company?
our own Trader Sam's which is about ⅓ the size of the WDW version
Ah! Didn't know this. Only been to yours.
Like that photo. :)
I had the Dark and Stormy ungraded to a Category 5, which meant extra and premium rum.
I think you know what I'm gonna say here...
We also ordered some pan fried dumplings. These were really extra good this time.
Look good, too!
Oh, cool! Never seen that one before. But... rum, I presume.
Fran was still hungry so she got an order of Kalua Pork Tacos. I didn't like these at all, so we won't get them in the future.
Did she like them at least?
As we passed the gates to the MK the fireworks were going off. It was a Halloween party night and seeing them from outside the gates made us excited to see them from inside the party two nights later.
I bet!
As we got closer to the covered waiting area the drops got more intense. As we sat and waited for the bus, the rain became a full on deluge. Luckily it was short lived and the rain was over by the time we got to the Beach Club and we made it back to the room nice and dry.
Timing is everything. :)
 

jedijill

Chiefs fan living in Bronco country
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
I could use a night at Trader Sams right now! Everything looked great!

Jill in CO
 
  • Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    That's a cute one.

    Being that we are adept table stalkers, a skill we acquired at our own Trader Sam's which is about ⅓ the size of the WDW version, we noticed a couple seated underneath the goddess who had a credit card out, and we lurked near their table.
    Man, that is some professional-level table-stalking right there.

    I had the Dark and Stormy ungraded to a Category 5, which meant extra and premium rum. Boy did this one have a kick! Both us said Wow! With our first taste.
    Sounds like this is the drink Liesa needs!

    Then we headed off to the monorail. As we passed the gates to the MK the fireworks were going off. It was a Halloween party night and seeing them from outside the gates made us excited to see them from inside the party two nights later.
    I always enjoy seeing the fireworks going off from the MK resorts.
     

    DVCjj

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2015
    I can't tell you how excited I was to see another Franandaj trip report.
    Love your adventures.
    Love your kitties (adore kitties).
    Love your food pics.
    Love your pics of you and Fran.
    Love everything about your trip reports.
    I have a million things to do today as I'm leaving for DW in a matter of days and I'm instead reading your trip report. :)
     

    DnA2010

    Rope Drop!
    Joined
    Oct 5, 2010
    Very nice!

    Karamel Kuche. Four marshmallow swirls,

    Love caramel and marshmallow together so I think I'd love these guys!

    and a chocolate and caramel covered apple (which they cut for us, something they won't do at DL. Sure they give you a plastic knife that snaps to pieces when you try…ok rant over)

    Yumm! I'd like to find one of these at DL, but I'd like it cut too!

    Being that we are adept table stalkers
    An excellent skill to have, along with parking stall stalking :)

    We also ordered the chicken in lettuce cups, which were super good as well.

    Those indeed look super good!

    HippopotoMaiTai.
    Yum! D is a big Mai Tai guy!


    Fun times ahead!
     

    Steppesister

    DIS Veteran
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    Dec 27, 2013
    desperate measures had to be taken.
    Desperate times....

    Sure they give you a plastic knife that snaps to pieces when you try…ok rant over)
    A perfectly reasonable rant....

    They were letting people into the bar, with the caveat that you could join folks at their tables or just stand around with a drink.
    Now that's something I'd not heard of before. Huh.

    We also ordered some pan fried dumplings. These were really extra good this time.
    I love those! Kari got and order and I helped myself to one.

    She wasn't even in the bathroom. ;)

    My drink was really strong so I was nursing it.
    The best way to treat a strong drink!

    She decided she would finish up with a HippopotoMaiTai. But she went off to the restroom and I ended up finishing it off for her.
    :lmao: :rotfl: :rotfl2:
    Sounds like this is the drink Liesa needs!
    Except for what you pay for a regular one IT SHOULD BE THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!
     

    2xcited2sleep

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 5, 2008
    Very late to the party but happy to catch up. Adore your Mickey dress in your intro photo -- so cute. And gosh, I wish I could pull off the dress from Germany - I love it! I've only been to Trader Sam's once and it was a few years ago now … you have me wanting to try it again.
     

    afwdwfan

    DIS Dad #460
    Joined
    Apr 23, 2010
    Being that we are adept table stalkers, a skill we acquired at our own Trader Sam's which is about ⅓ the size of the WDW version, we noticed a couple seated underneath the goddess who had a credit card out, and we lurked near their table.
    Well played! I'm glad you didn't have to wait too long.
    She decided she would finish up with a HippopotoMaiTai. But she went off to the restroom and I ended up finishing it off for her.
    Remind me to never leave you unattended with my unfinished drink. :rotfl2:
    As we made our way to the bus stop we started to feel drops on us. As we got closer to the covered waiting area the drops got more intense. As we sat and waited for the bus, the rain became a full on deluge. Luckily it was short lived and the rain was over by the time we got to the Beach Club and we made it back to the room nice and dry.
    Gotta love those typical quick Florida showers.
     

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