I'm Totally Off My Game, a Bonus Trip to WDW - All Wrapped Up! Bonus DL Features, An Extended weekend with friends 2/23

franandaj

I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
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Madame Leota’s Masquerade Ball


When we last left off, I was laying in bed surrounded by kitties, with a still broken walk in tub and full couple days ahead of me. I couldn’t stay in that position for long, I had an 11:00AM appointment for a dress fitting. Well not a fitting, I did that before the trip. This was actually a “make sure it fits”. It did!


So without explaining all the other Mundane things like a Chiropractor appointment, visit to the tailor for Fran, meetings, and hairstyles, we finally come to our next event which was less than two days after our plane landed. Originally we thought we’d have another day to relax and prepare, but pretty soon we were all decked out and on our way to a swanky Masquerade Ball hosted by Madame Leota herself.



But first here we are in our recently fitted duds.



The room was all set for a seance.



And I would have a front row seat right next to the Madame.



It was very cool, she could command Thunder and Lightning.



There were a number of other really neat effects which occurred throughout the evening, she started us off summoning the spirits to send us a message from somewhere beyond!



We would be enjoying quite a lovely menu this evening.



This is the Black Pearls of Wisdom, complete with caviar, scallops, and lobster.



This was probably my least favorite. I enjoyed the puff pastry on the top, but I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, the braised pork made it better, but I let Fran eat most of my portion. What Lies Beneath, Dear Sally? Is the title of this dish.



This dish doesn’t look so appetizing, however, it really was pretty good! It was a Duck and Toadstool Goulash with Little Hat Pasta. They called it, “Hats off to our Dearly Departed”.



Our Main Course was based on the Bride Constance Hatchaway, and titled, Her Groom’s Last Supper. It was a Filet Mignon with Alaskan King Crab and Hollandaise. Super Yummy!



Then it was time for all the spookiness and magic, she looked into her crystal ball…



...and all sorts of cool stuff happened, but I don’t really remember. I was enjoying it all and not really taking notes.



As they were serving dessert, Constance Hatchaway came through the ball room looking for suitors. She was showing off her strands of pearls, one for each of her husbands, may they rest in peace.



Our dessert, entitled The Sweet Hereafter was simply described as a Supernatural Seance of Chocolate.



It even had a crystal ball on top that you had to break to get to the cake.



At that point we were pretty much done for the evening, but Fran and I lingered and took a few photos. This is not a very good one of me, but I thought I would include it because Fran looks great!



I believe that there was someone doing Tarot card readings throughout the night. We never did that as we were thoroughly entertained by our tablemates and the goings on throughout the evening. However, I took the opportunity to get a photo op in that space.





It was a very fun evening and I’m glad we made the effort to get all dressed up!
 

Dis_Yoda

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Apr 26, 2008
That event looks so awesome! I’m super jealous! You’re so lucky to be able to experience that.
 

Steppesister

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Dec 27, 2013
You two looked so perfect!! Your costumes are exquisite! I would LOVE to go to a real masquerade one day.

All of the food looked great, but as always there too much for me. Were you able to get pairing for the evening?

It was very cool, she could command Thunder and Lightning.
WHOA!!! The addition of the special effects is super cool! What an amazing evening. :)
 
  • cruisehopeful

    DIS Veteran
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    Oct 25, 2015
    But first here we are in our recently fitted duds.
    Wow. Your clothes are amazing! How fun.
    This is the Black Pearls of Wisdom, complete with caviar, scallops, and lobster.
    That's a beautiful presentation. That's the kind of thing I would love to look at, but probably wouldn't eat, lol.

    I can't remember how you were able to go to this event. I don't recall it ever being offered to the public. Was it a DVC thing?

    The Madame Leota dessert - was that ice that you had to break through? And the was that a picture of the original Madame Leota? I have an emotional attachment to old one (and the old attic)....
     

    afwdwfan

    DIS Dad #460
    Joined
    Apr 23, 2010
    Dressed to the nines and enjoying a nice masquerade! That really looks pretty incredible. The theming, the food, everything! I'm glad you were able to attend!
     

    jedijill

    Chiefs fan living in Bronco country
    Joined
    Jan 17, 2005
    Your costumes were amazing! Looks like a really fun event!

    Jill in CO
     

    Lesley Wake

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    Mar 16, 2017
    But first here we are in our recently fitted duds.

    oooh, I remember you talking about this one!
    At that point we were pretty much done for the evening, but Fran and I lingered and took a few photos. This is not a very good one of me, but I thought I would include it because Fran looks great!

    Both very gorgeous! Those special dinners look absolutely awesome!
    However, I took the opportunity to get a photo op in that space.

    You remind me of an elegant ghost who would haunt an old plantation house!
     

    pkondz

    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2007
    Imperial, huh. Never heard of that.
    It's the system that you use. Inches. Feet. Yards. Miles. Etc...
    I found out that two of my pans which are completely different shapes are both called 10" skillets
    Huh! Was not expecting that!
    Silky autocorrect! :laughing:
    :lmao:
    Very possibly. They looked huge. The ones at Holy Mole are little and one is just right for me with some fries.
    Hmmm... that might make a world of difference.
    No I'll just call 911 and say it was an accident. As long as I don't leave the scene it's not a crime.
    I'll ingest something lethal too... then you'll have some 'splainin' to do!
    That paints a picture that I'm not sure I want to look at! :laughing:
    :rolleyes1
    Actually in a previous life I worked as a writer at a magazine. Most of my pieces did not give me a byline, but towards the end of that job I did get a few pieces with my name on them.
    Really! Cool!
    That's her clarinet and a bottle of Diet Mtn Dew.
    Ah. Figured oboe or clarinet... looked a bit more like the former (to me) in the photo.
    By the fact that he made the offer it that people took it?
    That people took it.
    Yeah, so this trip I brought two weeks worth, just in case.
    Not surprised.
    She carries them around all the time. She probably forgot about the one in her clarinet. No idea on the other one.
    Okay, so... why does she carry them around all the time????
    That's an understatement!
    :hug:
    Yes, we did! Been here all week and some of next!
    Hope you're having a great time!
     

    pkondz

    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2007
    Well not a fitting, I did that before the trip. This was actually a “make sure it fits”. It did!
    Always a plus. ::yes::
    pretty soon we were all decked out and on our way to a swanky Masquerade Ball hosted by Madame Leota herself.
    So cool!!!
    Um.... one word. WOW!!!
    You guys look amazing! Seriously! Wonderful!!
    Oh, man. That room looks amazing.
    I would seriously fly out for one day (and damn the expense) to do something like that.
    I love stuff like that!
    And I would have a front row seat right next to the Madame.
    Perfect!
    It was very cool, she could command Thunder and Lightning.
    No way!!! And yet... Disney... I'm not surprised it's so cool! :)
    This is the Black Pearls of Wisdom, complete with caviar, scallops, and lobster.
    Drooling...
    This was probably my least favorite. I enjoyed the puff pastry on the top, but I’m not a huge pumpkin fan,
    Yeah... I'll pass on pumpkin.
    It was a Duck and Toadstool Goulash with Little Hat Pasta. They called it, “Hats off to our Dearly Departed”.
    You're right... doesn't look amazing, but... there's a puddle of drool now at my feet.
    It was a Filet Mignon with Alaskan King Crab and Hollandaise. Super Yummy!
    Oh, no! I'm drowning in drool! Help! Help!
    ...and all sorts of cool stuff happened
    Wish I could've seen that!
    As they were serving dessert, Constance Hatchaway came through the ball room looking for suitors.
    Wonderful!!!!
    It even had a crystal ball on top that you had to break to get to the cake.
    Okay, now they're just getting ridiculous. Ridiculously amazing, I mean!
    This is not a very good one of me, but I thought I would include it because Fran looks great!
    I usually don't point out typos, but I'll make an exception here. It should be:
    This is a very good one of me, Fran and I look great!
    Love this pose!
     

    ACDSNY

    Let the countdown begin!
    Joined
    Jun 14, 2005
    The Madame Leota’s Masquerade Ball looked like a wonderful event and your costumes were fabulous.

    Somehow in this last lost year I've fallen totally off the TR grid. I managed to get through this one all in one swoop.
     

    DnA2010

    Rope Drop!
    Joined
    Oct 5, 2010
    But first here we are in our recently fitted duds.

    Spot on for the event! You guys look great! So regal!

    nd I would have a front row seat right next to the Madame.
    Lucky you! Assigned seating?

    This was probably my least favorite. I enjoyed the puff pastry on the top, but I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, the braised pork made it better, but I let Fran eat most of my portion. What Lies Beneath, Dear Sally? Is the title of this dish.

    I think this would be right up my alley

    ur Main Course was based on the Bride Constance Hatchaway, and titled, Her Groom’s Last Supper. It was a Filet Mignon with Alaskan King Crab and Hollandaise. Super Yummy!

    That looks super delish, nice colours too
    You had such a great seat!

    It even had a crystal ball on top that you had to break to get to the cake.

    Super creative!

    I thought I would include it because Fran looks great!

    Awwww!

    I believe that there was someone doing Tarot card readings throughout the night.
    I have never done a Tarot reading


    What a fun evening, thanks for sharing!
     

    franandaj

    I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2009
    OK, I know that I need to reply to all your responses, but I just wanted to post the link to the new TR. We check out tomorrow morning, and I've had plenty of time in the room while Fran slept to get started on the first update.

    Feel free to stop by and join in. Here is the link.
     

    Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257, Galactic Salad Dodger
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    Did you guys eat there on your trip? I'm hoping you do a TR on that trip.
    We ate at Toothsome a couple of years ago as a stop on the way to the Everglades. We all liked it well enough. On this Universal trip, we had all our meals on Disney property! :rotfl2: I'll probably do a mini-write up when I finish with the PNW trip.

    Well considering we both mostly fly Southwest. That's not happening to either of us.
    I've been cheating on Southwest lately. They just don't seem to have very low prices for us anymore.
     

    Flossbolna

    Sea days are just so relaxing!
    Joined
    Sep 8, 2006
    I am really sorry that I haven't been around here very much... Work was crazy (and still will be for the foreseeable future as I might move on to a new job soon, a promotion hopefully).

    I absolutely adored your costumes for the event! You both look amazing!

    Off to the new trip report now!
     

    jedijill

    Chiefs fan living in Bronco country
    Joined
    Jan 17, 2005
    I am really sorry that I haven't been around here very much... Work was crazy (and still will be for the foreseeable future as I might move on to a new job soon, a promotion hopefully).

    I absolutely adored your costumes for the event! You both look amazing!

    Off to the new trip report now!

    Fingers crossed for the promotion! Very exciting!

    Jill in CO
     

    franandaj

    I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2009
    You two looked so perfect!! Your costumes are exquisite! I would LOVE to go to a real masquerade one day.
    Thanks! It was fun getting all dressed up like that!

    All of the food looked great, but as always there too much for me. Were you able to get pairing for the evening?
    At these events, they pretty much assume that you will have the pairing. It's pretty much worked into the price so you might as well.

    WHOA!!! The addition of the special effects is super cool! What an amazing evening. :)
    It was a super cool evening!
     

    franandaj

    I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2009
    Wow. Your clothes are amazing! How fun.
    Thanks!

    That's a beautiful presentation. That's the kind of thing I would love to look at, but probably wouldn't eat, lol.
    The eating is the best part!

    The Madame Leota dessert - was that ice that you had to break through? And the was that a picture of the original Madame Leota? I have an emotional attachment to old one (and the old attic)....
    I think it was sugar. It definitely wasn't ice.
     

    franandaj

    I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2009
    Dressed to the nines and enjoying a nice masquerade! That really looks pretty incredible. The theming, the food, everything! I'm glad you were able to attend!
    It was a lot of fun! If they did it again, I would do it in a heartbeat!
     

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