HELP--I'm a Disneyholic!!!

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HELP--I'm a Disneyholic!!!

Hi all,
I'm new here, but not to WDW as my grandparents lived nearby. I have been going to WDW since it first opened--does anyone else remember 50,000 Leagues Under The Sea at WDW?
I am a HUGE Walt fan dating way back to the black/white days of Mickey Mouse Club every day at 5:00pm.
When I first retired I decided to treat myself to a real first class vacation--at WDW, of course--and spent 11 glorious days at the AKL on the deluxe dining plan. Back then the deluxe plan included all tours and 3 sit-downs every day. We did 10 tours (AND the Dolphin Encounter which was not included in the free tours), had 3 sit-downs every day, AND still managed to get in some rides!
My next trip is for the Food/Wine Festival. I can't wait as last year was my first during that event and we only got a little "taste" (pun intended!) of it. This year will be jam packed with demonstrations, tastings, special luncheons, special events, pin trading (ALWAYS!), and samplings of many national foods.
After reading many of the posts, this group sounds great and I can't wait to share my love of Disney with all of you! mickey

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welcome So glad you found us! Can't wait to hear all about your trip! Where are you staying? How many days are you going for? Do you have any ADRs yet?

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Hello Patti and welcome it's fantastic to have you join us.

I think several off us around here remember 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at WDW, you're in good company!

I LOVE Food & Wine Festival! This will be my third year going and I'm really looking forward to it. I think fall is my favorite season at WDW, if I have to pick just one that is.

Oh the dolphin encounter sounds so cool! Did you enjoy it?

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Hello and welcome!!

Admitting your addiction is a great first step. Surrounding yourself with a bunch of enablers just makes it that much more fun!!

yay yay yay

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Nice to meet you, hawklady! The demos/seminars all sound so cool, what are you signed up for?

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welcome Patti. We are all Disneyholics so you are in fine company. Let us know what your plans are for your next trip.

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hawklady313 wrote:
does anyone else remember 50,000 Leagues Under The Sea at WDW?

Holy Hanna! they must have raised the sub alittle by the time I got there, it was up to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! laugh Just kidding with ya hawklady313. There are a bunch of here that remember that one and I was sorry to see it go.

We will feed your addiction here. yay clapping yay clapping biggrin mickey
When was your last trip to WDW?

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Welcome to the best WDW forum on the web! You're going to love it here. Tell us about your upcoming trip!

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Welcome hawklady! I remember 20,000 Leagues! But alas, not the black and white MM Club. You will bring much to our board!

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welcome welcome welcome

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Hello and Welcome!...glad to have you with us on the best forum around!

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JeffC wrote:
Hello and welcome!!

Admitting your addiction is a great first step. Surrounding yourself with a bunch of enablers just makes it that much more fun!!

yay yay yay

laugh
welcome

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Welcome to the best Disney board around Smile

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Hi all,
Hardy109: We will be at the AKL for 14 nights. We have ADRs for: Hollywood & Vine, Fulton's, Le Cellier, Brown Derby, Narcoosies, Crystal Palace, Cape May, and Fulton's again. The other 6 dinners will be at the booths at Epcot. We're doing 15 different culinary demonstrations ranging from crab to pastry (and everything in between!) We're also doing several special events including Party for the Senses, 3D Dessert, Sweet Sunday, Chocolate, the new Chef Tours, and the lunch/Wine pairing at Tutto Gusto. The other 7 days will be spent at the other parks or downtown.
Kristen: The dolphin encounter was really special. We learned all about them including diet before we actually got in the water with them. They had learned to respond to hand signals and they came right over to us. The dolphin swam right into our arms which were formed in a large circle in front of us for the picture!
mrhub: Thanks SO much for taking the time to bring me back to yesteryear with the video of the 20,000 Leagues! I was sitting here watching saying, "Yes, that's IT!!", during the entire voyage. Yes, it was 20,000 not 50,000 Leagues--old age, you know! I love your sense of humor. I was last there in May of this year for the Flower & Garden Festival.
Patti Shock))

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welcome Sounds like you have an amazing trip planned Patti! 14 nights sounds like Heaven to me!

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hawklady313 wrote:
I was last there in May of this year for the Flower & Garden Festival.
Patti Shock))

Ah we may have crossed paths, we were there the last week of May! Im 51 myself and have the foggy memory too at times. Your very welcome for the throwback video, that was the last voyage we took on 20,000 Leagues, it closed that year I think.

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SOunds like a fantastic trip! Oh my 15 culinary demos, you're completely diving into the festival's offerings aren't you! I can't wait to hear how they go!

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yay Welcome biggrin

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Hi and welcome! Sounds like you have a fantastic trip planned! DH and I will be there for our first F&W festival in a few more weeks!

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So happy to have you with us!

And I Agree With JeffC. . . . We are all enablers here and feed off of each other's addictions and compulsions!!! The more the merrier.

AND I remember the after school Mickey Mouse Club in black and white. . . Spin and Marty Rule! mickey

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Welcome, from another newbie!

I loved 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! And I was so sad when they took it out. I also miss Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, but I'm looking forward to the new additions that are underway.

We'll be there again in December, but I'm also looking forward to my first Solo Trip (2014, with luck).

Again, welcome and I'm sure you'll find, as I have, just how friendly these folks are!

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First class vacation INDEED!!! And it sounds like you're going for a SECOND First Class vacation...good for YOU...that sounds FANTASTIC!!

Well, welcome to WDW for Grownups, Hawklady!! Food and Wine is a GLORIOUS thing, and the weather is just right!!

Have you taken a look at the booths and their offerings this year over on Disney Food Blog? They have a really neat, comprehensive guide to F&W over there, including menus from the booths!

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-marketplace-booths-and-menus/

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Hello my follow enablers! yay
Looking forward to visiting our second "home" February 3-9 2013! So far looks like we are the only " grown ups" there in Febuary!

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yay Welcome awesome

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