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I’m excited to announce the launch of Visit the Magic Travel. To celebrate, I am offering a $25 gift card to anyone who books a Disney vacation between today and March 31, 2015. As a bonus, if you refer someone who books a Disney vacation with Visit the Magic you will receive a $25 gift card on your next vacation. (see details below).

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Meet the Owner – My name is Nicole Riley. I have been planning Disney vacations for about three years as my job. Before that, it was a hobby of mine to help plan trips for other people. My first trip was with my husband in 1999. I knew nothing about Disney World and thoroughly enjoyed researching and planning for the trip. Since then, I have been on over 35 Disney vacations with family, friends, and extended family. I have been married for 20 years and have two daughters – 17 and 14. I look forward to helping you plan your perfect vacation. Email me at Nicole@visitthemagic.com if I can answer any questions for you.

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Jaime & Ethan’s Pinky Swear Trip: Day 8 “The End”

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014

Last breakfast with the zebras… Hotel check out time (boooooooo). We check our bags with the airline check in and leave our carry ons with Bell Services before grabbing a bus to the Magic Kingdom one last time.

It’s cold out – we’re back to our “winter” clothes.

I have no idea why (or whose idea it was) to do a Tiana meetup. Even Tiana is in her “winter” clothes!

Since we didn’t make rope drop and we had to wait for Tiana to show up, it’s now time for an early lunch!

Allergy Chicken Tenders…

We are really not feeling like ourselves – Liberty Belle boat ride was next?!?!?!

Then Small World? I’m feeling foggy-headed just reliving this day!

We decide to do Enchanted Tales with Belle again – Ethan wants to view it from the benches, instead of standing against the wall for once. I think the look on my face in line shows that I’m not feeling too good.

We’re pooped. We take the bus back to AKL early – we’re going to hit Sanaa one more time for lunch!

Ethan ordered a grilled lamb kefka, served on pappadum instead of a naan bun – not possible to eat this like a sandwich…

I just had a bowl of tomato soup.

We take the bus to Jambo house instead of walking. We browse the gift shop and then plant ourselves in the bar (after getting our bags from Bell Servies). I plant a seed in Ethan’s ear. “You should run down to Mara and get some zebra domes for the airport.”

He laughs and sits there. 3 minutes later, he gets up and trots off. :-)

They don’t travel well…

But they were yummy!!!

See ya real soon!

Jaime & Ethan’s Pinky Swear Trip: Day 7 “Again, There’s Just 1 Part!”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

It is a cold, cruddy, rainy day in Disney. Ethan is pretty sick and shouldn’t be out in this weather. I make the executive decision that we will be having Room Service for Breakfast. I call down and they put a chef on the phone (allergies!) and we go through what I want.

The carafe of juice has had many names over the years – right now they call it POG. Passion fruit, orange, guava. It’s amazing!

Now that’s how allergy waffles should be cooked!

Ethan goes back to sleep and I finish my book, facebook, watch the animals. It’s a very laid back day.

When he opens his eyes again about 3:30, I make a suggestion – “Are you up for another dinner at Sanaa? I can get us a 5:00 ADR.”

We walk over to Kidani and take in the viewing area again. I didn’t even bother to put my contacts in today, that’s how lazy a day it’s been!

I’m trying to point out our room. I’m failing.

Hidden Mickeys???

We order tea to start.

The bread service – of course.

Ethan got the butter chicken and short ribs again, I opted for the tomato soup and Seasonal Kulfi with chef’s accompaniments for dessert. It was weird, but mostly good. The pomegranate seeds kinda threw me…

We decide over dinner that we’ll head over to EPCOT for a couple of hours – such is the joy of Annual Passes.

So we catch the bus to Epcot and hang out in Future World for a few rides (Seas with Nemo, Turtle Talk with Crush, and Living w/the Land) before heading out to Germany for caramels!

We make it to the American Pavillion before Illumination starts and watch from a very strange place, off to the left of the stage.

We wander our way around the World Showcase, taking our time. Back through Future World and one last ride on Spaceship Earth before grabbing a bus to AKL.

Jaime & Ethan’s Pinky Swear Trip: Day 6, “There is Only 1 Part to Today”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

Today, we have a late start, since a little Recovery Time from the past few days is in order. While the garlic helped, Ethan is still sick.

I spend my time reading, animal watching, and Facebooking.

By the time Ethan is awake enough to eat, I am able to run down to Mara for lunch instead of breakfast. We eat on the balcony.

He got a turkey sandwich, I got allergy chicken tenders, and I asked for an order of GF zebra domes.

We finally get it together and take the bus to Hollywood Studios.

Sorcerer Mickey meet up is first on our list. Mickey had followed the last people off to the side to finish his conversation, so Ethan and I just posed for the photographer. Then Mickey photobombed us!

Then we headed over to meet Minnie. I loved the décor in her room!

I’m pretty sure I’ve said before how much we love to draw at the Animation Academy. This trip, we drew Tigger. Mine is the “fat” Tigger.

I love the Streetmosphere performers. We haven’t been able to catch too many of their performances though, since we’re always running around, trying to show Ethan everything there is. I’m hoping that, the more trips we make, the easier it will be to slow down and schedule these performances in.

We head over to the American Idol Experience. This isn’t a must do (good thing, since it’s now gone) but it was fun to watch.

Muppets 3D was next – I adore this show, especially the pre-show!

Ethan gets to meet Lightning & Mater.

How did I become the photographer in this relationship???

Star Tours
American Idol finale show (We wanted to see the woman we voted for, and who won, during the earlier show. She won the finale.)
Fantasmic – rained out – well, we got to see the first 5 minutes. I’m not sure being rained on while sick is a good idea…

We decided to take the boat to the BoardWalk and see about eating at Big River Grille for dinner. The food here is always good. We crack ourselves up by ordering hot tea and guacamole and chips. Yeah, those go together…

We both ordered the New York Strip – 8oz. USDA Choice New York strip steak, served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables $18.99

After dinner, we are toast. I’m coming down with Ethan’s cold now. We take a cab back to AKL and bed.

Reservations For California Grill Begin August 26

Starting August 26, 2013, you will be able to make reservations for the newly re-imagined California Grill.  The restaurant reopens on September 9, 2013, at 5 PM.

The New Display Case is a Showstopper as Guests Exit the Elevator to the 15th Floor at California Grill

The Garden Grill is located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and features a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom.   The menu will feature some updated favorites including flatbreads, oak-fired filet of beef, and grilled pork tenderloin.   There is also a sushi bar that will feature a chef’s choice menu.

With an extensive wine list that features over 250 options, there is something for everyone.  Some choices can only be found at the California Grill.

 

 

 

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