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J Squared Episode 2

With about 2 weeks until I head south again, I thought I would work on a Pre-trip Report!

This time it is a bit of a flashback. Yep you read that subject line correctly, it is another J Squared trip of harassing bartenders as soon as the doors are opened!

JoAnn and I will be spending an exciting 8 days in the parks! You read that right, you are going to get overloaded with a ton of food, drink and shenanigans.

We will be doing a split stay. Starting with Pop which is a favorite for both of us. And ending at Coronado Springs. I haven't stayed at Coronado Springs before so I am excited to add a new resort to my "done that" list!

The parks we will be visiting ~
Hollywood Studios
Epcot
Hollywood Studios
Epcot
Magic Kingdom
Epcot
Animal Kingdom
Magic Kingdom

The restaurants we have ADRs for ~
Spice Road Table
City Works Eatery & Pour House (New for both of us)
The Edison (New for both of us)
Coral Reef
Kona Cafe
Raglan Road
Enzo's Hideaway (New for both of us)
Wine Bar George
We each also have a long list of Food and Wine goodies to try.

Of course with no FastPass available we are just going to take each day as it comes. Exploring the parks and riding rides as we come upon them or see good wait times on the app. I loved this part of our last trip. Made the day seem much more relaxed.

We have lots of Fall and Halloween treats and DRINKS we want to try. Hoping for not only a monorail crawl but if I can get buzzed and hype myself up, a Skyliner crawl too lol.

Should be a good time, I'm sure JoAnn will chime in with anything I forgot and we will post here and update as much as we can and of course a full blown trip report after.

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I am so excited!!

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Uh, me too!!!! Waiting is killin me waiting

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Oh my gosh that looks like so much fun!! I can't wait to read all about your adventures. muchlove So many great restaurants I haven't been to, I'm excited for you!

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Me too! I'm excited to try Raglan Road again. I wasn't too impressed the first time. Hoping for a better experience this go round.

I've been doing menu research on the newbies (ok all of them) and can't wait to try some new things that are out of the box for me. Going to stray from my norms. awesome

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JMed wrote:
Me too! I'm excited to try Raglan Road again. I wasn't too impressed the first time. Hoping for a better experience this go round.

I've been doing menu research on the newbies (ok all of them) and can't wait to try some new things that are out of the box for me. Going to stray from my norms. awesome

I love that! I always try and do at least 5 new things on every trip but it can be hard for me when it comes to food.

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Added Trattoria al Forno for breakfast! Since Epcot isn't opening until 11 we decided on a breakfast before hand one morning.

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JMed wrote:
Added Trattoria al Forno for breakfast! Since Epcot isn't opening until 11 we decided on a breakfast before hand one morning.

I love Trattoria al Forno for breakfast! I will say that's when it was the character dining.

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Mandy wrote:
JMed wrote:
Added Trattoria al Forno for breakfast! Since Epcot isn't opening until 11 we decided on a breakfast before hand one morning.

I love Trattoria al Forno for breakfast! I will say that's when it was the character dining.

I loved our breakfast we had it was delish.

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So we took away Enzo's Hideaway and added Chefs de France. A first for me.

My "want to try" list is growing.

We found out what restaurants will be open at Coronado and Maya Grill IS NOT one of them which we wanted to try. But Three Bridges and Dahlia Lounge will be open and the food at both sounds amazing!

We both have to get thru 4 more days of work. I think I can.....

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JMed wrote:
We both have to get thru 4 more days of work. I think I can.....

It can't get here soon enough

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yay This is so exciting! YAY for you both!!
We currently have Coronado booked for February- I have never been there..so really looking forward to all your reviews abou t that resort and food stops!

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I made it to my hotel around 530ish. There is a Sushi Burrito restaurant across the street called Kazu that I grabbed dinner from. It was delicious. Will head the rest of the way tomorrow.

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Got to Pop around 1:00 and had two drinks (had to catch up). We brought our stuff to the room and went to Hollywood Studios. We tried to go Geyser Point at Wilderness Lodge but the wait was an hour so we took a Lyft back to Pop and got something to eat.

Back in our room for the night.

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Looking for relaxing in the morning. Today was a long day.

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Had to catch up????? laugh

I got here about an hour or so before JoAnn. I may have been 2 cocktails in by the time she made it to Petals. Fun relaxing day at Hollywood Studios. Soooo tired now! Ready for a busy day at Epcot tomorrow

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Just 2? LOL!

Cant wait to hear how you guys do at Epcot!

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It's been pretty steady.

Cocktails at Topolino's for breakfast

2 cocktails each at Epcot

and a stop at Martha's Vineyard

We have to work our way up, we are older than the last time we did this. I mean only 2 years but older for sure LOL wheelchair waiting laugh

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Sunday morning we took our time getting ready. We were relaxing in the room when I looked to see what was available for breakfast. It was 9:15am and I got a 9:45 reservation for breakfast at Topolino's Terrace. JoAnn for the win!! I just got one entree this time as we had plenty of eating to do. The quiche gruyere was just as good as last month. Last month i was given a special cocktail menu. We didn't receive one this time. I showed our server the picture of the menu and we were able to order off it. I got the Cafe D'louvre and Jen got the TeRoCello.

After breakfast we went to Epcot and arrived shortly after opening. We rode Nemo and Journey to the Imagination and then wondered through World Showcase. We had a late lunch reservation at Spice Road table for drinks and appetizers. We both ordered the hummus and olives. I got the Tangier's Breeze and Jen got a white wine flight. Almost forgot, we got drinks from the bar outside of the Regal Eagle before Spice Road Table.

While we were finishing up at Spice Road Table, our friends (and former forum members) arrived at the Beach Club. We walked over there and met up with them. Abby, Jen and I had a drink at Martha's Vineyard.

After drinks, Jen and I left Epcot and went to Disney Springs for a late dinner at City Works. We were both pretty tired by then. We were able to get seated early. I just got a couple of appetizers and Jen order tacos. We were too tired to drink. i did get a sample taste of the Oktoberfest beer they had on tap.

Back to Pop and we called it a night.

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JoAnn C wrote:
We were too tired to drink.

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