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Snowy-girls
08-05-2009, 04:54 PM
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Cast
Me-Michelle 34yrs.Planner,Loves Disney,Tink,Seuss Landing+kid's rides.Hates Height's,Backwards Stuff,Spinning+Getting Wet,

Dh-Tony 30yrs.Likes Disney,Loves IOA,All rides-the faster the better.

Dd7-Chloe 7yrs(will be 8 over there).Loves Tink,HSM,Cinderella.Hates Spinning rides.

Dd4-Emily 4yrs.Loves Tink,HSM,Stitch,Cinderenda+Shamoose.Hates Loud noises,fireworks.
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DAY 8-APRIL 8th.
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I woke+got up at 5.35am,got myself ready,watched the news+read the paper.I woke the others up at 6.10am,and we were all ready and down in the hotel for breakfast at 7.10am.Usual all round,apart from me,i had a cheese+bacon omelette,with 2 pancakes with syrup+squirty cream.
We got the free shuttle at 7.50am to take us to Epcot,where we then got the Magic Express to DHS.We arrived at 9.25am :headache:,this was'nt a good start being as though DHS opened at 9am.And we all know what that meant-late return time on the fastpass for Toy Story Mania :headache:,if we were lucky to get any at all :scared1:.
Well the amount of people was unbelievable-we were just shuffling along at a snails pace,so we split up-Tony went straight for TSM to get fastpasses,whilst me+the girls had some photopass pics done.........
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wandered over to Tower Of Terror+Rock n Roller Coaster for more pics....these are ones i took...
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Tony returned with fastpasses for a return time of 4-5pm :scared1:,it was only 9.40am :eek:.He also said that the wait time was 90mins already :eek:.
Tony went in line for Tower Of Terror,why me+the girls never queued for him i don't know :headache:,my theme park head just was'nt on this morning :confused3,this turnt out to be a 120min wait,with the fastpass queue at an estimated 60min wait so he gave that a miss,and went to Aerosmith-90 min wait in line or 60min wait in single rider line-he also gave this a miss :headache:.I felt so sorry for him as i know these are the type of rides he loves the most :hug:.So we gave up on this area and made our way round to the Playhouse Disney Show,with only a few minutes spare we managed to get in as they were getting ready to close the doors.Emily really enjoyed this-YAY something that did'nt make her cry :yay:.As we came out it was time to meet June+Quincey from the Little Einsteins,June was dancing with Emily+twirling her around,whilst i queued here with the girls,Tony went and got in line for Handy Manny-no not for himself :lmao:,but for the girls.This worked out pretty good timing,as we were finished with the Little Einsteins,we then joined Tony only 2 from the front of a very long queue for Handy Manny :thumbsup2..............
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Next we fastpassed The Little Mermaid,then made our way to see the HSM show.I did'nt like the way this was organised,there was a lot of pushing+shoving+loud mouthed+sometimes foul mouthed parents yelling at each other for pushing there way to the front-fair enough i would'nt have been happy with someone pushing in front of me-but there's no need for that :mad:.It was scorching hot today+we were all made to sit on the blistering hot floor before the show started,a good 20mins before as well+you have to remain seated throughout the show as well-another 15-20mins,by now i had cramp in every part of my legs,pins+needles in both feet,a scorching hot+numb butt+burning hot head,but hey the girls absolutley loved it :laughing:.I must admit it was pretty good :thumbsup2..........
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After this we made our way over to meet Sorcerer Mickey,Mr Incredible+Bolt,a little dissapointed that there was no photopass photographer with Bolt+the girls really wanted to see Mittens as well,but they were happy enough with Bolt.The queues in here for all 3 characters were really long and in total we must have been in here for about an hour+20mins :scared1:....picture is'nt great wuality as the lighting in here is so dull....
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Snowy-girls
08-05-2009, 04:57 PM
After this we went for a little mooch about some of the shops,to get out of the heat and because the girls really wanted a Bolt+Mittens soft toy-but we could'nt find them anywhere,we even asked and was told that they could'nt get them :confused3.Also taking some pics along the way.....
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We made our way to Voyage Of The Little Mermaid,i love this show+never tire of it.The girls also really enjoyed it.We then got some lunch to share,3 hotdogs,souvenir bucket of popcorn,Lay's classic chips+a regular coke-$19.We sat in a quiet spot in the shade+ate+people watched.
We had a walkabout+stopped to meet Lightning Mcqueen+Mater.The queue was pretty long,but the girls wanted to meet them so much-well so did me+Tony :laughing:.It turnt ut to be a 40min queue in the blistering heat whilst the girls had a lovely shaded spot under a tree eating popcorn+drinking ice cold water :rolleyes:-all right for some.The photopass photographer got some beautiful pics of the girls,but when it was our turn his camera started playing up-he managed to get our card to swipe,so all was well(or so we thought,when we got home+i looked at our pics,mine+Tony's was missing-but thankfully the girl's ones were there).............
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We had a nosey in the Studio Prop Shop where Emily bought giant Stitch Hands,to go with her Stitch hat she bought in MK earlier on in the holiday.Chloe bought a WDW Basketball.Next was Stage One Company Store,where Emily bought an Angel soft toy(a character from Stitch),and Chloe bought a Minnie Mouse pencil case.
We then made our way to TSM..........
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we was really excited about this and boy it did not dissapoint :worship:,what a truly amazing ride-we all loved this so much,that we decided to look at the line to go back on-yeah right fat chance of that-at 4.05pm queue was 160min long,with all fastpasses being gone by11am :scared1:.Scores were Tony-130,600/Me-65,200/Chloe-47,100/Emily-10,100.
Well we were done in DHS today so on our way out we got some Hat pics done,it was so funny as the lady said to the girls to cover there eyes,which they did-she then told me+Tony to kiss,then all you heard was Emily saying ergghh there kissing over+over again whilst the photographer was creasing up :lmao: trying to take the pics,Emily has this 'thing' about me+Tony kissing :confused3 :rotfl2:...........
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We made our way back to the lane number in the coach park where the driver was due to return at 4.45pm,5pm came+went-5.15pm came+went.I rang the number that you get on the back of the pick up time sheet-where i was promptly told that he does'nt pick up until 7.10pm at that park,and the 4.45pm pick up was Epcot.I tried to explain to him what his driver had said to all the people on the bus,i also explained that i spoke with the driver after we all got off the bus to confirm the lane number+pick up time.But he just said that he had obviously made a mistake.So it was either sit+wait it out until 7.10pm which was impossible,or pay for a taxi-so $31 :mad: later we arrived at the Golden Coral for dinner.
We really like this place for dinner or breakfast as there is always something there to suit everyone's needs :thumbsup2.
Tony--Fried Chicken,steak,salmon,mash,rice,broccoli,pizza,brea d roll,rocky road cake with oreo crumb cream+Dr Pepper.
Me--Steak,pot roast,sliced turkey,mash,broccoli,popcorn shrimp+seafood salad,bread roll,apple crumble+ice cream.
Chloe--Fried Chicken(lots of),mash+gravy,rice+broccoli,bread roll,ice cream machine-with gummy bears,sprinkles+smarties.Dr Pepper.
Emily--Fish,mash+gravy,rice+broccoli,bread roll,ice cream machine-same as Chloe,+a coke.
Total was $35.99 which included a 10%off coupon.
We waddled out of Golden Coral+popped into Walgreens to get some money out+to buy Emily a pair of sunglasses-as her ones broke in DHS earlier today. We got back to our hotel,where Robert greeted us,i told him about the rude guy on the phone+explained our situation to warn him that other's may complain.He offered us our taxi money back-which we politley refused as at the end of the day it is'nt the hotels fault-but the company who picks us up-Country Transportation(i think thats right).
He also told me that he will personally be picking up Chloe's cake from Publix tomorrow on his way into work+will be putting it in our room for her :worship:.
The girls were bathed+in bed by 8-45pm,once they were asleep,we decorated the living room with balloons+banners for Chloe's birthday+wrapped up her presents.Me+Tony showered+were in bed at 10-30pm as we had a very early start tomorrow :banana:.

Coming Up On Day 9-Suprise Number 2 :banana:.Stay Tuned :thumbsup2.

gemmybear83
08-06-2009, 03:09 AM
Just caught up on your trip report - your hotel sounds fantastic such good customer service :thumbsup2

Love all your photos, can't wait to read the rest :goodvibes

fizz13
08-06-2009, 03:46 AM
All caught up on your reports, you are having such a great time and what a gem of a hotel manager, i can not wait to see the cake now! what a pain about the bus though, i would have been mightily annoyed about the $31. really enjoying your reports and hurry up with day 9:goodvibes

irongirlof12
08-06-2009, 04:00 AM
I agree with you about HSM, waiting in the seltering heat with no shade was unbearable for us, we gave up in the end.

you have got some fab piccies, esp. love the cars one!

My girls hate it when me and DH kiss as well:rotfl: love the piccie tho.

shame about the transportation issue :sad2:

Pinky166
08-06-2009, 04:49 AM
Such a shame it was so busy but at least you got to do TSM once. It's fab isn't it! :banana: It's the first thing we are going to do on our trip. :thumbsup2

Very nice of the hotel manager to offer you the taxi money. I hope you didn't have any further issues with the buses. :sad2:

Great pics, the one of you kissing & the girls covering their eyes is funny, I can just imagine Emily saying that. :lmao:

Hurry up with Day 9 - I want to see the cake. ;)

wickesy
08-06-2009, 05:00 AM
Great pics Michelle, who's the gatecrasher in the first one though. :laughing: DHS seemed to be suffering from big crowds in the couple of days before we left and obviously things didn't get much better. :sad2:

We love Golden Corral as well and got round to having our first breakfast there a couple of weeks ago.

Great service from the hotel manager again. :thumbsup2

Pegasus928
08-06-2009, 07:02 AM
Another great report - though it does sound like you had a bit of a day.
You really did fall on your feet with your hotel manager. Is he like this with all his guests do you think - or did he just take a shine to you ;)

Roll on day 9.

mandymouse
08-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Another great day Michelle, with lovely photos too :thumbsup2 Paul & I always have our photos taken with Lightning McQueen and Mater ;) but my aim this holiday is to get a photo with Bolt :rotfl:

Lizzybear
08-06-2009, 01:11 PM
Although the day didn't go quite as planned with the late arrival to DHS it looks like you got some great character pics... I like it when people's TRs show all aspects of their trip, I know ours certainly haven't been perfectly smooth and trouble free every day! :rotfl:

Chilly
08-06-2009, 02:57 PM
Some great photos.

The Fetherstons
08-06-2009, 04:48 PM
Wow how busy was it, We love TSM its fab:thumbsup2
We are looking forward to seeing HSM show:goodvibes
More fab photos and its a fab photo of yous kissing:lmao:
Yet another nice gesture from the hotel manager, he must really like you all:thumbsup2

arieljasmine
08-06-2009, 05:12 PM
Handy Manny! Ooo, I can't wait to take Eric to see him!

I love the girls' HSM outfits, so cute :thumbsup2

Sounds like we need to check out the Golden Coral - I coudn't believe the price!

Laur's xx

Ware Bears
08-07-2009, 06:48 PM
Don't Chloe and Emily look lovely in their HSM outfits! :goodvibes


A big :thumbsup2 to the hotel manager.

Goofysmate
08-08-2009, 02:14 AM
Busy park but at least you all enjoyed yourself :thumbsup2

Snowy-girls
08-11-2009, 06:37 AM
Thanks everyone for reading my trippie+leaving your comments,much appreciated :hug:.x.

I agree with you about HSM, waiting in the seltering heat with no shade was unbearable for us, we gave up in the end.

My girls hate it when me and DH kiss as well:rotfl: love the piccie tho.


Oh the heat was shocking this day-the thing is if you don't arrive there early the view with little ones-like Emily is very poor.The things we do for our kids :laughing:.x.

Such a shame it was so busy but at least you got to do TSM once.

Very nice of the hotel manager to offer you the taxi money. I hope you didn't have any further issues with the buses. :sad2:

Great pics, the one of you kissing & the girls covering their eyes is funny, I can just imagine Emily saying that. :lmao:
Thankfully we got to do TSM again-as we planned our next day at DHS alot better :thumbsup2.

No more trouble with the buses-we mostly started to use Taxi's from here on in so we could get to the parks way before opening time-as the crowds were really starting to build up over the Easter period-but still not as busy as i thought it would be :confused3.

As for Emily-i wanted the ground to open up and swallow me :laughing:,put it this way there was alot of people around us waiting for there pics+she was'nt very quiet with her comments :rotfl2:.x.

Great pics Michelle, who's the gatecrasher in the first one though. :laughing:

I know :headache:,even the photographer was politley telling her to step back a little-in the end she got fed up of waiting and walked off-right into the picture :mad:.x.

Another great day Michelle, with lovely photos too :thumbsup2 Paul & I always have our photos taken with Lightning McQueen and Mater ;) but my aim this holiday is to get a photo with Bolt :rotfl:

Bolt was great with the girls-he kept on ding all his stances from the film-the girls were loving it.Hope you manage to get your's :thumbsup2.x.

I like it when people's TRs show all aspects of their trip, I know ours certainly haven't been perfectly smooth and trouble free every day! :rotfl:
I don't believe,especially when you have kids, that the holiday goes smoothly at all.Believe you+me our trip cetainly was'nt free from muck-up's,Emily's tantrums,every now+again(which she only seemed to have over there :confused3),and thing's not going as planned.Who want's a perfect smooth free holiday anyway :laughing:.x.

Snowy-girls
08-11-2009, 06:42 AM
or did he just take a shine to you ;)


he must really like you all:thumbsup2

Oh don't :laughing:,Hubby constantly wound me up for the rest of the holiday over this :lmao:.Saying things like-Mummy's got a boyfriend to the girls,Mummy's going to see Robert,the girls thought it was hilarious.
Nice to know i can still pull them :lmao:.x.

Snowy-girls
08-11-2009, 06:46 AM
Handy Manny! Ooo, I can't wait to take Eric to see him!

I love the girls' HSM outfits, so cute :thumbsup2

Sounds like we need to check out the Golden Coral - I coudn't believe the price!

Laur's xx

Please make sure you post a pic of Eric with Handy Manny-i would love to see his face.

We really love Golden Coral,breakfast+lunch is also great-never had a bad meal or terrible service yet :thumbsup2.x.

Don't Chloe and Emily look lovely in their HSM outfits! :goodvibes


Emily turnt out to be sweating in that dress-as it's quite thick-i knew she would but she was adamant she wanted to wear it.x.

raph_b
08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
This is why I love your reports so much Michelle (no, its not because I have to wait so long for each installment!!) - I get to see a different side to all the parks. Like I said before, your trip really reminds me of my first trip to Orlando, when I was about 8, and I can just imagine how much the girls loved it :)

I still cant believe how crazy the ques for TSM are - it is amazing though :)

And I have to agree with the popular opinion, the kissing pic is fantastic!! :rotfl2:

Now I know you aren't a fan of food pics, but please tell me you've got some of the famous cake.......Off to find out now..........

Snowy-girls
08-13-2009, 11:02 AM
This is why I love your reports so much Michelle (no, its not because I have to wait so long for each installment!!) - I get to see a different side to all the parks. Like I said before, your trip really reminds me of my first trip to Orlando, when I was about 8, and I can just imagine how much the girls loved it :)

I still cant believe how crazy the ques for TSM are - it is amazing though :)

And I have to agree with the popular opinion, the kissing pic is fantastic!! :rotfl2:

Now I know you aren't a fan of food pics, but please tell me you've got some of the famous cake.......Off to find out now..........

Thanks Craig :hug:.
I honestly thought by the time we went on holiday the TSM queues would'nt still be as bad-but they were terrible :scared1:.
Yes there is a pic of the cake :thumbsup2,will also be a few more little pics of some snacks taken in the room in the upcoming days.x.

cap'njack.
10-01-2009, 07:05 AM
Another great day, loved the pictures of DHS too!

jackieleanne
11-11-2009, 05:39 PM
Great pictures again Michelle I love all the celebrate today photopass borders etc. I also hate people swearing etc in Disney you have kids around you it's not needed.

Golden Corral my favourite need to try there breakfast yet will have to do that next time.

natalielongstaff
11-15-2009, 12:39 PM
Wow !! those were awful wait times....Glad you got to ride TSM tho :thumbsup2