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Aug. 25th, 2016 12:01 pm
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  • Wed, 12:41: Woohoo! Upped to club level at Beach Club for the stay.
  • Wed, 13:59: Anhinga taking advantage of the new anti-alligator fencing at Beach Club. https://t.co/ONHMq3mmK0
  • Wed, 14:01: Got checked in, left bags at Bell Services as room is not ready, moved car to self-parking, and we headed to Epcot in the heat and humidity
  • Wed, 14:03: Security definitely tighter, more thorough search of bags, and everyone goes through metal detector. Only one detector at Intnatl Gate.
  • Wed, 14:05: Lots of ongoing prep for Food and Wine Festival, normal shortcut path to The Land was blocked. Played a little Pokemon Go as we walked.
  • Wed, 14:07: I got a power salad w chicken at Sunshine Seasons. 2 pm Soarin' FastPasses,can cool off & ride in the next hour. https://t.co/8l3p9oTFoA
  • Wed, 15:07: Asked for B concourse to avoid Soarin distortion, have now seen it with the Epcot ending instead of DL.
  • Wed, 15:08: New women's restroom at Soarin are greatly expanded from old, very nice.
  • Wed, 17:46: Back into the sauna that is WDW in August, walked across to Mouse Gear for A/C and some pin trading.
  • Wed, 17:48: Too hot to wander so headed back to Beach Club. No message on room so found a table near a lounge w power outlet for phones. Pokestops near!
  • Wed, 17:49: At five, no message on room, headed up to Club Level. Message went astray, room is ready. Back down to Bell Services, bags to be delivered
  • Wed, 17:56: Quick stop at club lounge for hot hors d'oeuvres--mini potato-pea samosas, baked BBQ pork buns, cheese, etc
  • Wed, 17:57: Concierge that led us to our room got me a glass of sparkling wine, enjoying that with my snack cc
  • Wed, 17:58: Soon will head to Hollywood Studios for the Star Wars themed dessert party and fireworks viewing.
  • Wed, 18:44: Taking the boat to Hollywood Studios for the dessert party, too hot for the 20-25 minute walk down the canal path.
  • Wed, 19:10: Thought the dessert party started at 7, but maybe that was check in. We have party wrist bands, will kill time w Star Wars Launch Bay items
  • Wed, 19:10: Continuing the Pokemon as we go, lots of activity here as you'd expect.
  • Wed, 19:15: Dessert party is in a roped off area of SW Launch Bay, then the group walks outside to viewing area for the fireworks/projection show.
  • Wed, 20:11: This may be the least favorite Disney dessert party for me. Space is cramped, tables all claimed we we arrived at start time.
  • Wed, 20:13: Std mini cupcakes, grapes and watermelon on toothpicks. Pita and hummus, cheese cubes and olives on toothpicks. https://t.co/toXkGkrGW4
  • Wed, 20:15: Signature items are a giant bread pudding and Nutella flavored truffles made for you w liquid nitrogen. Truffle was ok, light on Nutella.
  • Wed, 20:16: I abandoned many things after a bite or two, did finish some bread pudding. Using table in area just outside of party area, going in and out
  • Wed, 20:27: More negatives--group left main party area to be escorted to viewing area, no announcement where we were. K noticed the last folks leaving
  • Wed, 20:43: Made it to reserved viewing area--pretty full. K snagged us a spot along border fence near path, lots of traffic but should be good view
  • Wed, 21:13: The Star Wars Galactic Spectacular was good--definitely a projection show with fireworks highlights. Need a good view of the theatre facade
  • Wed, 21:14: Headed out with the crowds, will stop at all the pin boards as there's no point in rushing.
  • Wed, 21:34: By their pins you shall know them... Found others here for the pin event in line at Guest Relations, as she commented on our pins.
  • Wed, 21:36: Walk or wait on boat...decided to try the boat. Hopefully we can get on the next one, feet will hate standing to wait on a second.
  • Wed, 23:56: Had a nice chat on the boat w a boy of about 10, on Disney and resorts and the boats. Passed the time until his family got off at Swolphin.
  • Thu, 00:01: Got off the boat at Yacht Clib do know, walked thru checking pins there, and back to room. Club lounge closed before we got there.
  • Thu, 00:06: Spent time planning what binders of trader pins to take to registration tomorrow--there is a trading room after the registration area.
  • Thu, 09:09: Continental breakfast in the club lounge offered cheese grits, oatmeal, HB eggs, cheese, fruit, yogurt, bagels, a couple of sweet pastries.
  • Thu, 10:50: We made it to Coronado Springs and the registration line about 10:30. Have seen several friends already--Debbie, Shannon, Alisha
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