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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby SharkTums » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:03 pm

Did the Bistro McDonalds still have the pool table? It actually looks like they've made it 'slightly' less nice from my last visit several years back. It was the upstairs that had all the super nice furniture and like foosball and pool table!

I totally approve of McDonalds centric TR's!!!!

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:25 pm

SharkTums wrote:Did the Bistro McDonalds still have the pool table? It actually looks like they've made it 'slightly' less nice from my last visit several years back. It was the upstairs that had all the super nice furniture and like foosball and pool table!


No pool table. There is air hockey though. I recall the nice furniture being upstairs before, as well. But I'm not 100% sure because I wasn't taking photos of McDonalds' then. :p
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby SharkTums » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:33 pm

^I'm so glad we've rectified that problem and now you can feel totally comfortable documenting your trips to McDonalds!!! :lmao:

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby moinab » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:11 pm

We didn't. We're not really wine people. Was it interesting beyond just trying out wines? We did enjoy St. Augustine enough that we'd like to go back and do all the stuff we didn't get to on our first trip.


We haven't done the winery tour in the past 6 or 7 years. We're not wine drinkers, at all, but we did it because it was free! :lol: It wasn't particularly interesting, as it is not an actual winery, but we made our own fun out of it. That made me think it could benefit from the Erik and Smisty touch! ;)

We used to enjoy going to the St. Augustine Nights of Lights lighting ceremony, every November. http://staugustine.com/entertainment/arts/2009-11-17/nights-lights-ceremony-nov-21

Christian's second grade class went to the fort and the oldest school house on a field trip, a year and a half ago. Sadly, now we only go to St. Augustine for the outlet centers.

I can totally relate to the pain of trip report crickets. :cry:

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Hockeydad » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:44 pm

I've already told my wife the next time we get to Orlando we have to get to the themed McD's down there. We were there last spring and forgot completely about 'em. Anybody been to the jungle-themed one?

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:58 pm

Hockeydad wrote:I've already told my wife the next time we get to Orlando we have to get to the themed McD's down there. We were there last spring and forgot completely about 'em. Anybody been to the jungle-themed one?


That one was always my favorite (when I lived here before). Sadly, while the theming is still there, it's no longer a Bistro Gourmet. Otherwise, it's probably the one I would have done a TR of.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:55 pm

Did you know that Walt Disney World has two seperate 36-hole mini golf courses???

Okay, fine. Well, did you know that I was going to do an update from one of them today?

Hah!

Winter Summerland
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Winter Summerland is located next door to Blizzard Beach, and kind of shares a similar theme.
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The clubhouse, restrooms, and gift shop.
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The cost is $12.00 for 18-holes, but annual passholders get 50% off.
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Let's start with the Summer course.
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"No diving in yule tides."
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To borrow a phrase from IOA, these are "bad fish."
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Surf's up, Smisty!
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The summer course features a really big sand castle.
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Luckily, I'm made out of elf control.
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Hey, pole-in-one! (The track inside turns, carrying the ball to the top, and pushing it out on the other side.)
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Ladies and gentlemen, Erik's mom.
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The last few holes of each course are covered by this open-walled building.
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And this is on the roof of said building.
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And now for the Winter course, also sponsored by Airstream (but not really).
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No problem, just putt straight up the middle.
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S'mores, anyone?
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The net is a nice touch.
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This hole SUCKS. (Or maybe I just sucked at it.)
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Some elements are repeated on both courses, but differently themed.
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Hey, it's Disney characters! Are we playing mini golf...at Disney World???
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We only post photos of me when I look fat and stupid.
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Telephone pole = theming.
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This is a bad snowman.
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Don't get your balls stepped on by Santa.
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Misty is amazed by the sight of Mickey. "Are we playing mini golf at Disney World?" she is perhaps wondering.
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The final hole is hip and relevant to today's youth.
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And that's Winter Summerland. It's pretty good. And it's at Walt Disney World.
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Okay, time to pack it up. I'll meet you back at home, Misty!
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:29 pm

LOVED this update! I have a soft spot for mini golf. :oops:

P.S. I did not know that Disney had those golf courses.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:14 pm

^Nor did I! Next time I'm at WDW I'm checkin' it out! =)
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby triggernel » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:19 pm

Where do they rank against the Smoky Mountain courses?
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