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Old 06-03-2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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I just returned from my latest Disney vacation, a land-sea-land affair involving BLT, The Fantasy, and BWV. It was my wife and I traveling. Our 30th anniversary was less than a month ago, so we were continuing our celebration of that occasion on this trip.

I like to arrive for a cruise a day early, so as long as I was coming a day early, why not take an early flight, spend the day at MK and then watch the fireworks from our BLT theme park view room. We arrived Friday and the cruise was leaving on Saturday.

DME managed to take almost as long to get from MCO to BLT as United Airlines took to get from Newark to MCO. It was tedious, with traffic, an unfamiliar route, and multiple stops, (of course BLT was last) but I was patient. What’s the rush?

I had booked the FoF Parade dining package lunch at Tony’s. I was thinking of cancelling due to the fiery death of the Maleficent Dragon, but I did not. And I was glad I did not. I was hungry by that time. Tony’s has added a flank steak to the menu. Not as good as the NY Strip was, but not bad. I had booked our fast passes to follow lunch and the parade, and then we did a little shopping.

As a surprise I had hired the Pixies at Gifts of a Lifetime to decorate our room at BLT while we were out and then perform a vow renewal ceremony at a prearranged time when we returned. It was a tricky plan arranging for them to have access to our room without my wife knowing about it. I could see the decorations on the balcony on our walk back to the room, but luckily my wife didn’t notice them. It went off without a hitch. DW approached the room, saw a printed invitation to enter the room, entered, was given a bouquet of flowers, and we were given our Bride and Groom Ears. The music was fired up (Vince Gill, Look at Us) and we went on the balcony for our vows renewal, which I had drafted previously. I had already given my wife a real ring on our actual anniversary, so for this ceremony I had a cheap Disney ring. But DW kind of likes it.

At any rate DW was very surprised and seemed very touched and happy by the proceedings. I have used the Pixies three times now and I would recommend them.

We were full from our three course lunch so we just grabbed a bite at Contempo Café and then settled into our room to watch HEA from the balcony. Unfortunately it started raining heavily during HEA, obscuring the view. But no matter, we were getting ready for our first seven day cruise on the Fantasy. Very exciting.
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The Fall of Disney 2017
A Tale of Two Views 2017
Back in the S.S.R. 2017
Universal Hard Rock- MNSSHP - HHN 2016
Spring Surprise 2016
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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Many don't believe you can have a good meal in Tony's, but you can.

Tomato, mozzarella, and balsamic glaze


Sort of an eggplant rollatine. And the large wine makes it all more pleasant


Steak, onions, mushrooms, peppers, potato and broccoli rabe


out of focus desserts- the cannolis are actually quite good


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The Fall of Disney 2017
A Tale of Two Views 2017
Back in the S.S.R. 2017
Universal Hard Rock- MNSSHP - HHN 2016
Spring Surprise 2016
NYE in the World 2015-16

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Old 06-03-2018, 04:37 PM   #3
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Festival of Fantasy sans Maleficent







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The Fall of Disney 2017
A Tale of Two Views 2017
Back in the S.S.R. 2017
Universal Hard Rock- MNSSHP - HHN 2016
Spring Surprise 2016
NYE in the World 2015-16

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Old 06-03-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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Sounds great so far! Congratulations by the way.

Pity about the rain though.

Looking forward to hearing more.
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Wow how romantic! What a wonderful surprise.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:12 PM   #7
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Mickey's Very Merry Galactic Spectacular AND New Year's Eve 2017-18
The Fall of Disney 2017
A Tale of Two Views 2017
Back in the S.S.R. 2017
Universal Hard Rock- MNSSHP - HHN 2016
Spring Surprise 2016
NYE in the World 2015-16

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5/2018 BLT-Fantasy-BWV Eastern Carib
9/2018 BLT-Dream-BCV Halloween on the High Seas
BLT-BCV 12/2018 Another New Year
5/2019 ? - Fantasy - ? Western Carib

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What a lovely idea!! Beautiful way to start your vacation. Can't wait until you're ready to report on your cruise and stateroom and all the fun that followed!
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Starry Night by RT Images, on Flickr
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Mickey's Very Merry Galactic Spectacular AND New Year's Eve 2017-18
The Fall of Disney 2017
A Tale of Two Views 2017
Back in the S.S.R. 2017
Universal Hard Rock- MNSSHP - HHN 2016
Spring Surprise 2016
NYE in the World 2015-16

Coming up...

5/2018 BLT-Fantasy-BWV Eastern Carib
9/2018 BLT-Dream-BCV Halloween on the High Seas
BLT-BCV 12/2018 Another New Year
5/2019 ? - Fantasy - ? Western Carib

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