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Old 03-14-2016, 05:26 PM   #16
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Sounds great so far.

Glad you had an easy flight. I'm no fan of flying, but I can't imagine driving from NJ (All of those hours that I could be spending in Disney!)
it was so nice starting our Disney vacation in just 2 hours!!!
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Day 1 - 3/03/16 (part two)


We decided to head over to the hub, since it was soon time for our Fast Pass for Wishes viewing. This was our first time getting a FP for this, and we really liked having a good spot to watch from and get pictures. While I love all of Disney's fireworks, Wishes is my favorite! Now I know you've all seen Wishes before, so pardon my picture overload!


























*(all pictures today were taken with Peter's phone)

Once Wishes was over, we took the monorail over to the Polynesian Resort. We had a late ADR for dinner at O'Hana for 9:30 (which was the only time I could get). It actually worked out great since we had arrived later than we planned when making our ADRs. We were checked in by 9:15 and had hoped we would get called early, but actually didn't get seated until a little after 10:00!!! By now, Peter's phone was dead, so no pictures from dinner! Normally, O'Hana is a favorite, but it didn't quite live up to it's usual rave from us this time. I think this is because (a) we don't like eating dinner after 10 p.m. and (b) it was close to closing time and I think the waiters were ready to call it a day and it seemed like we were being rushed. We didn't get refills on anything and we really could have eaten a few more honey bbq wings and pork dumplings! We were a little while getting the shrimp skewers, which are usually our favorite, but they were a bit disappointing since they tasted like they had been kept warm on the grill. Overall, our dinner here was very good, but I think eating that late took from the meal this time. We will definitely return, but may take a year off, simply because there are sooooo many amazing restaurants in WDW and we've done O'Hana many times. I will still recommend it, just recommend an earlier ADR.

Dinner at O'Hana: $86.18 (or 2 TS credits) + cash tip

After dinner, we took the monorail back over to the MK bus stop, and got back to our room by midnight. Our luggage was waiting in our room when we got there. Day 1 had been a great start to our vacation. :O)

I wore my Fitbit during our vacation and kept note of how many steps we took and how many miles we walked.

Day 1: Thursday 3/03/16

STEPS= 10,073
MILES= 4.67
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I never mind looking at lots and lots of Wishes photos. Luke and I don't enjoy eating that late either, and since it was near closing, I'm sure that service was less than stellar. Overall, a great start to your vacation!
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I never mind looking at lots and lots of Wishes photos. Luke and I don't enjoy eating that late either, and since it was near closing, I'm sure that service was less than stellar. Overall, a great start to your vacation!
OHana has always been a must do, but I think if we can't get an earlier ADR from now on we'll skip. We really love the food and service as well as the atmosphere there, it was a little disappointing. We didn't even get a hot towel at the end of our meal! I would still highly recommend OHana and will definitely be returning....just not so late!
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You got some wonderful photos of Wishes! Good to know as well that the Fastpass was worth having.
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Sorry your dinner at Ohana was not the best. We don't care for eating that late either.
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Welcome home. Happy to learn your other half has found Flying to be not so bad. Looks like you got a nice room if not exactly where you wanted it. Sorry that Ohana was not as great as you tend it find it , Eating that late is About same for me sometimes I just need to put something in me but don't really enjoy it
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You got some wonderful photos of Wishes! Good to know as well that the Fastpass was worth having.
I wasn't sure if the FP was worth it, but we really liked the fenced in area. It was mostly ground seating or leaning on a rail, but was very comfy! It wasn't crowded at all either. I would definitely do this again.
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Sorry dinner at Ohana wasn't awesome. We have eaten late there on many occasions and have never felt rushed. Matter of face we had one waiter tell us we were his last table so anything we wanted would be fine bc we were his only priority. I love that shrimp & could eat pounds of it. I wonder why such a long wait when it was nearly closing time. And I am beginning to wonder if the hot towels have gone by the wayside. We didn't get any on our last trip either.
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