J squared Labor Day weekend bar opening adventure: pre-trip report

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J squared Labor Day weekend bar opening adventure: pre-trip report

The players: JoAnn and Jen (JMed)

The location: Caribbean Beach Resort and Bay Lake Towers

Day 1:
My flight arrives Friday morning at 8:50. I have the day to myself as Jen will not be driving down until after work.

Bar to open: Banana Cabana Pool Bar
Parks - MK and Epcot
Late breakfast: resort
Dinner: Food & Wine Fest
Extra Curricular Activity: Beverage Seminar (Rum)
Fast Passes:
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Jungle Cruise
Peter Pan's Flight

Day 2:
Bar to open: Tune in Lounge
DHS and MK
Breakfast: resort
Lunch: Woody's Lunch Box
Dinner: Mama Melrose's
Extra Curricular Activity: Happily Ever After with Holly, Benn and friends
Fast Passes:
Star Tours " The Adventures Continue
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Slinky Dog Dash

Day 3:
Bar to open: La Cava del Tequila
Parks - Epcot
Breakfast: Garden Gril
lLunch and Dinner: Food & Wine Fest
Extra Curricular Activity: Wine Bar George
Fast Passes:
Spaceship Earth
Soarin' Around the World
Living with the Land

Day 4: Move to Bay Lake Towers
Parks - MK and Epcot
Bar to open: Sand Bar
Breakfast: resort
Lunch: The Plaza
Dinner: Food& Wine Fest
Fast Passes:
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Haunted Mansion
Space Mountain

Day 5: Heading home but not before hitting up Animal Kingdom
Bar to open: Dawa Bar
Breakfast: Ale & Compass
Lunch: QS - TBD
Dinner: TBD
Fast Passes:
Flight of Passage
Safari

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Awesome! I love the Bar to Open prioritization and the Extra Curricular Activity called "Beverage Seminar" rolling

Sounds like a blast!

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Awesome! I love the Bar to Open prioritization and the Extra Curricular Activity called "Beverage Seminar" rolling

Sounds like a blast!

I had to rearrange some fast passes so they didn't interfere with bar openings.

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We started this theme back in February!!! We were at the Petals Bar (Pop Century) sitting there before it opened!! Bartender raised the shutters and there we were laugh It had become a theme now. I can't wait

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We may close a bar or 2 also!!

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JoAnn C wrote:
JeffC wrote:
Awesome! I love the Bar to Open prioritization and the Extra Curricular Activity called "Beverage Seminar" rolling

Sounds like a blast!

I had to rearrange some fast passes so they didn't interfere with bar openings.

rolling

That is impressive focus! Hahahaha....

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JMed wrote:
We started this theme back in February!!! We were at the Petals Bar (Pop Century) sitting there before it opened!! Bartender raised the shutters and there we were laugh It had become a theme now. I can't wait

Did you notice the ADR I have for 10/20 at 11:00? Another bar for us to open.

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JMed wrote:
We may close a bar or 2 also!!

Wine Bar George, here we come

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Sounds fun!

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JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
We started this theme back in February!!! We were at the Petals Bar (Pop Century) sitting there before it opened!! Bartender raised the shutters and there we were laugh It had become a theme now. I can't wait

Did you notice the ADR I have for 10/20 at 11:00? Another bar for us to open.

NO! I better go check this out! yay

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JMed wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
We started this theme back in February!!! We were at the Petals Bar (Pop Century) sitting there before it opened!! Bartender raised the shutters and there we were laugh It had become a theme now. I can't wait

Did you notice the ADR I have for 10/20 at 11:00? Another bar for us to open.

NO! I better go check this out! yay

I just added your name to it. I made it before we became MDE friends

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JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
We started this theme back in February!!! We were at the Petals Bar (Pop Century) sitting there before it opened!! Bartender raised the shutters and there we were laugh It had become a theme now. I can't wait

Did you notice the ADR I have for 10/20 at 11:00? Another bar for us to open.

NO! I better go check this out! yay

I just added your name to it. I made it before we became MDE friends

ohhhhhh I've never been there!!!!! So exciting. I may get every Disney bar checked off my list before 2019 if I keep hanging out with you!!! At some point I want to check out the new lobby bar at the Dolphin, I think it is called Phins...

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JMed wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
We started this theme back in February!!! We were at the Petals Bar (Pop Century) sitting there before it opened!! Bartender raised the shutters and there we were laugh It had become a theme now. I can't wait

Did you notice the ADR I have for 10/20 at 11:00? Another bar for us to open.

NO! I better go check this out! yay

I just added your name to it. I made it before we became MDE friends

ohhhhhh I've never been there!!!!! So exciting. I may get every Disney bar checked off my list before 2019 if I keep hanging out with you!!! At some point I want to check out the new lobby bar at the Dolphin, I think it is called Phins...

rolling rolling rolling rolling

I'm sure we'll find a way to squeeze Phins in.

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JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
JMed wrote:
We started this theme back in February!!! We were at the Petals Bar (Pop Century) sitting there before it opened!! Bartender raised the shutters and there we were laugh It had become a theme now. I can't wait

Did you notice the ADR I have for 10/20 at 11:00? Another bar for us to open.

NO! I better go check this out! yay

I just added your name to it. I made it before we became MDE friends

ohhhhhh I've never been there!!!!! So exciting. I may get every Disney bar checked off my list before 2019 if I keep hanging out with you!!! At some point I want to check out the new lobby bar at the Dolphin, I think it is called Phins...

rolling rolling rolling rolling

I'm sure we'll find a way to squeeze Phins in.

fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! rolling yeah

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I'm not sure which one of you is the worse enabler.....

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JeffC wrote:
I'm not sure which one of you is the worse enabler.....

rolling rolling

rolling rolling rolling rolling rolling

I think it's a pretty close race.

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JoAnn C wrote:
JeffC wrote:
I'm not sure which one of you is the worse enabler.....

rolling rolling

rolling rolling rolling rolling rolling

I think it's a pretty close race.

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this was made for us...

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Will there be a panel discussion during your "beverage seminar"?

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wdwizbest wrote:
Will there be a panel discussion during your "beverage seminar"?

*that we can understand?

laugh laugh rolling rolling

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JeffC wrote:
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Will there be a panel discussion during your "beverage seminar"?

*that we can understand?

laugh laugh rolling rolling

too funny.

It's one of the Food & Wine fest seminars, so no over indulging there.

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Suddenly me thinks there should be a vlog entry...

How to approach listed bar to open
Where you should position yourself for opening (standing at door, sitting on a stool, etc)
Should you make friendly small talk with the bartender or just order immediately
How many drinks are appropriate before moving on
ETC

and yes, I love that meme!!!!!!!! There are so many steller ones! AND, it's called Drunk Disney!!!!

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For some reason the idea of a chaperone keeps popping up in my head....

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For some reason the idea of a chaperone keeps popping up in my head....

are you volunteering?

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Only if your definition of a chaperone is an irresponsible fellow enabler who encourages bad decisions... Big smile

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Only if your definition of a chaperone is an irresponsible fellow enabler who encourages bad decisions... Big smile

isn't that everyone's definition?

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JeffC wrote:
Only if your definition of a chaperone is an irresponsible fellow enabler who encourages bad decisions... Big smile

Hey, I've made a career of that. Reminds me of a trip to WDW in the 90's, meeting up with my cousin (who worked at the Yacht club) and a college buddy that moved back to Sebring. We drank our way around the world, it included much taunting, daring and challenging of tolerance to alcohol. Problem is my poor cousin had to go to work that evening......

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This may be one of my favourite threads I have ever read!

It sounds like the best holiday plans ever! laugh I cant wait to see pictures

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This may be one of my favourite threads I have ever read!

It sounds like the best holiday plans ever! laugh I cant wait to see pictures

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Haha - You and JoAnn need t-shirts with that I'll drink to that pic! Assuming you don't already them have. And if you do already have them we are by no means judging! Much. Maybe.

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***starts googling Etsy shops for drinking shirts***

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