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wdwgirl03
12-29-2009, 05:28 PM
Haha, it's okay. I actually just recently checked your dates too because I couldn't remember! I mean, I know we're during the same week, but I didn't remember exactly. We should be leaving NY on April 3rd. We're driving down so we'll get to Florida on Sunday, April 4th. It's really only about 5 full days in Florida because chances are we'll leave that Saturday. Oh dear, then it means going back to work the following Monday!

Maybe we'll be in the same place at the same time! I hope :hug:

I don't know that Weird and I are going to see The Princess and the Frog. I don't know if it's because we're not drawn to the movie or if we just hate movie theaters that much! Haha. I really do NOT like sitting in movie theaters. I can never get comfortable, and I always worry that I'll have to use the bathroom! That's why DVDs are my friends ... love the ability to pause (which we do all the time when Weird and I are watching one because I ALWAYS have to go to the bathroom!). Plus, I have this strange tendency to let my mind wander when watching movies so I miss out on parts. That's why I need subtitles. Reading keeps me focused. Haha, I'm just odd. But anyway, the movie will definitely be one we get on DVD!

I'll go with you! Hehe ;)

Yeah, maybe we'll cross paths at some point! DIS Meet! haha

I don't really like going to movies either. :confused3 I might go see a couple a year in the theaters but I'd rather just see them when they come out on DVD. I think I set a record for going to movies this year and I only saw 4 (3 of them being Disney movies :rotfl:). It's definitely worth getting on DVD when it comes out...you can bet we'll be getting it too. :thumbsup2

Sure, you can come!

wdwgirl03
12-31-2009, 10:37 AM
Even though it's not technically till tomorrow, I just wanted to wish everyone a

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

I can't believe how fast 2009 went. Overall for me it was a good year...lots of fun trips, events, concerts, etc. Oh yes, and it's also been fun reading everyone's PTRs/TRs! YAY for DIS friends! Hopefully 2010 will be a great year too. So if you've got New Year's Eve plans have fun and don't party too hard! ;)

tinkgurl
12-31-2009, 11:40 AM
Tomorrow is 2010...that means we are REALLY close to our trips! :banana:

OhioDisneyLover
12-31-2009, 03:27 PM
I'm so jealous that you are in the double digits. I'm far from it. :sad2:

On the bright side however, I did finally start a PTR. :goodvibes

wdwgirl03
12-31-2009, 07:48 PM
Tomorrow is 2010...that means we are REALLY close to our trips! :banana:

Yep, then we can say we're going to Disney World this year! :cool1:

I'm so jealous that you are in the double digits. I'm far from it. :sad2:

On the bright side however, I did finally start a PTR. :goodvibes

Aww, the time will fly and soon you'll be in double digits. But yay for starting your PTR! :thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
01-04-2010, 09:32 PM
Hey everyone!

92 days until Disney World, yippee!! :cool1: (though that is not as soon as my sister who is going in just under 3 weeks. Sigh.)

Totally random update but I was reading beyondblessed's trip report...they were SO LUCKY because they got to stay at the Polynesian. If you've read my previous TRs you probably already know that I am slightly obsessed with the Poly. My family used to always stay there and therefore we have so many memories from there. Because of Nikky's awesome pictures, I've decided that I have to go visit the Polynesian sometime during our trip. Ahhh I just love it there (actually, we all do!)! :goodvibes We've gone back on a couple different occasions...there's just something about walking into the Great Ceremonial House that makes me happy. I'd also like to go out on the grounds of the resort too since we haven't done that in a while.

A couple old pictures from our stays there (that I'm sure I've posted a million times on here but oh well, you get to see them again ;)).

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v65/193/8/20305212/n20305212_31604475_7577.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs020.snc1/4243_592780131904_20305212_35014581_5954511_n.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs020.snc1/4243_592780136894_20305212_35014582_6411178_n.jpg

PS, if you've got any good Poly pics please feel free to share them!


I also got an email from disneyshopping.com about the newest additions in park merchandise and came across these t-shirts:

http://www.disneystore.com/womens-apparel-walt-disney-world-resort-mickey-mouse-tee-for-adults/p/1259630/308500/

I might have to buy one of these too. So cute! I'm thinking the purple one since it's my favorite color. ;)

lovealldisney
01-05-2010, 06:43 AM
Hey everyone!

92 days until Disney World, yippee!! :cool1: (though that is not as soon as my sister who is going in just under 3 weeks. Sigh.)

Totally random update but I was reading beyondblessed's trip report...they were SO LUCKY because they got to stay at the Polynesian. If you've read my previous TRs you probably already know that I am slightly obsessed with the Poly. My family used to always stay there and therefore we have so many memories from there. Because of Nikky's awesome pictures, I've decided that I have to go visit the Polynesian sometime during our trip. Ahhh I just love it there (actually, we all do!)! :goodvibes We've gone back on a couple different occasions...there's just something about walking into the Great Ceremonial House that makes me happy. I'd also like to go out on the grounds of the resort too since we haven't done that in a while.

A couple old pictures from our stays there (that I'm sure I've posted a million times on here but oh well, you get to see them again ;)).

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v65/193/8/20305212/n20305212_31604475_7577.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs020.snc1/4243_592780131904_20305212_35014581_5954511_n.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs020.snc1/4243_592780136894_20305212_35014582_6411178_n.jpg

PS, if you've got any good Poly pics please feel free to share them!


I also got an email from disneyshopping.com about the newest additions in park merchandise and came across these t-shirts:

http://www.disneystore.com/womens-apparel-walt-disney-world-resort-mickey-mouse-tee-for-adults/p/1259630/308500/

I might have to buy one of these too. So cute! I'm thinking the purple one since it's my favorite color. ;)

Awww.. you and your sisters are so cute!!! Love the tee shirt!

Great PT start can't wait until the actual trip! Thanks for sharing! :goodvibes

RachelNinja
01-05-2010, 07:28 AM
I love old pictures! I love seeing the outfits! Thankfully, your parents took a ton of pictures during all your Disney trips. My dad rarely took pictures, which is why I took over the camera duties! We'd come back with about 10 pictures at most if he had it. Seriously, they went away on vacation to Virginia without me one year, and they came back with less than 10.

I saw that t-shirt too! I like that they're using more vintage/retro (whatever the proper word is) designs for their shirts. I don't like the new Clubhouse Mickey and Minnie stuff.

wdwgirl03
01-05-2010, 08:11 AM
Awww.. you and your sisters are so cute!!! Love the tee shirt!

Great PT start can't wait until the actual trip! Thanks for sharing! :goodvibes

Hey! :welcome: to my PTR. Nice to see another Wisconsinite too. :thumbsup2 What part of WI do you live in if you don't mind me asking?

I can't wait to start the TR either!!

I love old pictures! I love seeing the outfits! Thankfully, your parents took a ton of pictures during all your Disney trips. My dad rarely took pictures, which is why I took over the camera duties! We'd come back with about 10 pictures at most if he had it. Seriously, they went away on vacation to Virginia without me one year, and they came back with less than 10.

I saw that t-shirt too! I like that they're using more vintage/retro (whatever the proper word is) designs for their shirts. I don't like the new Clubhouse Mickey and Minnie stuff.

haha, I know, some of our other old pictures are pretty amusing. I'm glad we do have a lot of pictures from past trips plus our home videos. It's so fun to look at them/watch the videos! My dad doesn't really take pictures anymore but that's mostly because my sister and I are constantly taking pictures of everything! :rolleyes:

I agree, I think the retro stuff is so cute. It's like a blast from the past. :thumbsup2

Mickey_Mom
01-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Ohhhh such cute pictures! My parents were the same way, they weren't big on picture taking so I don't have many photos at all. I went once with George (then my boyfriend) almost twenty years ago and didn't take one picture either! :eek:

Man, how cool would that have been to look back at those pictures and show them to our kids now? Dang. Well, thankfully I'm reformed and now take hundreds of pictures of everything! :laughing:

lovealldisney
01-05-2010, 11:27 AM
[QUOTE=wdwgirl03;34881183]Hey! :welcome: to my PTR. Nice to see another Wisconsinite too. :thumbsup2 What part of WI do you live in if you don't mind me asking?

I can't wait to start the TR either!!



My family and I live in the south eastern part of the state. Aren't you loving this weather? It can warm up anytime.

Bridora
01-05-2010, 12:52 PM
Hi! Well, I finally made it over here and caught up! I love all your Top Ten Lists!

That is awesome that you've been going for that long and have seen so many things come & go over the years. I was 23 the 1st time I went, but my kids were 3 & 1. Hopefully, they will be able to have a similar experience, growing up with Disney World & making great & lasting memories!

I need to figure out when my 100 day countdown is & start a countdown to it! :rotfl:

wdwgirl03
01-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Ohhhh such cute pictures! My parents were the same way, they weren't big on picture taking so I don't have many photos at all. I went once with George (then my boyfriend) almost twenty years ago and didn't take one picture either! :eek:

Man, how cool would that have been to look back at those pictures and show them to our kids now? Dang. Well, thankfully I'm reformed and now take hundreds of pictures of everything! :laughing:

It's funny because when I was younger and had my disposable camera with 30 exposures and I thought that was SOOOO many. LOL!

My family and I live in the south eastern part of the state. Aren't you loving this weather? It can warm up anytime.

Sounds like we're neighbors then...we're in SE Wisconsin too. :thumbsup2 The cold weather is not fun, especially when I have recess duty at school! Brrrr.

Hi! Well, I finally made it over here and caught up! I love all your Top Ten Lists!

That is awesome that you've been going for that long and have seen so many things come & go over the years. I was 23 the 1st time I went, but my kids were 3 & 1. Hopefully, they will be able to have a similar experience, growing up with Disney World & making great & lasting memories!

I need to figure out when my 100 day countdown is & start a countdown to it! :rotfl:

Welcome! Glad to have another reader.

We have definitely been spoiled with the number of Disney trips we've taken. It's so nice to be DVC members now too so we can keep going back. Love it! :goodvibes

Going to check out your PTR now!

klacey1
01-06-2010, 01:22 PM
I loved the feel of the Poly when DBF and I went there for O'Hana. So romantic. The terrible service at the restaurant kind of killed it for DBF, but I would still want to give it a try. For now, it's hard to justify the cost when it's just the two of us, but when we have kids, the idea of wrestling a stroller on a monorail sounds a lot better than wrestling one on a bus!

leamom2princesses
01-06-2010, 04:48 PM
Hi there! Just saying hi for now...going back to read. :goodvibes

OhioDisneyLover
01-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Wow! You're down to three months now!!! :woohoo:

wdwgirl03
01-07-2010, 07:42 AM
I loved the feel of the Poly when DBF and I went there for O'Hana. So romantic. The terrible service at the restaurant kind of killed it for DBF, but I would still want to give it a try. For now, it's hard to justify the cost when it's just the two of us, but when we have kids, the idea of wrestling a stroller on a monorail sounds a lot better than wrestling one on a bus!

The Polynesian is awesome. I know I've asked my dad a couple times why he decided on the Poly when my sisters and I were younger and one of the reasons was that it was right on the monorail loop. Definitely a nice perk of the resort. :thumbsup2 But the atmosphere is so great too!

Hi there! Just saying hi for now...going back to read. :goodvibes

Hi! :welcome:...thanks for stopping by!

Wow! You're down to three months now!!! :woohoo:

I KNOW!!! Yippee!!!! :dance3::dance3::dance3:

Angies1274
01-07-2010, 09:18 AM
Catching up again.:goodvibes I don't know how I missed your last top ten list.:sad2: Anyways, I hope you had a good holiday!!:)

Wow!! Not much longer now!! You must be getting so excited!! The last two years we have went during Spring Break, so it feels funny not to be planning a trip for April this year. It's usually what helps me get through all our snowy, cold weather!!

Ahh...those are great pictures!!--and wonderful memories I'm sure. The Poly looks like such a beautiful resort!! Hoping to stay there one day.:cloud9:

brookelizabeth
01-07-2010, 10:43 AM
Happy double-digits!!! :yay:

Love your old Poly pics! I wish the lakes were still safe to swim/wade in. I think it would be so much fun to go swimming on the Poly or WL beach.

A few Poly pics for you!
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3751/647373330_ULd4M-M.jpg

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3752/647375071_vdqtV-M.jpg

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3766/647374710_b3fB6-M.jpg

And my favorite thing about the Poly.

THE COFFEE!

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3767/647373057_LMuFG-M.jpg

;)

tinkgurl
01-07-2010, 11:22 AM
Aw..I love old school pics! :)

wdwgirl03
01-08-2010, 07:47 AM
Catching up again.:goodvibes I don't know how I missed your last top ten list.:sad2: Anyways, I hope you had a good holiday!!:)

Wow!! Not much longer now!! You must be getting so excited!! The last two years we have went during Spring Break, so it feels funny not to be planning a trip for April this year. It's usually what helps me get through all our snowy, cold weather!!

Ahh...those are great pictures!!--and wonderful memories I'm sure. The Poly looks like such a beautiful resort!! Hoping to stay there one day.:cloud9:

Hey Angie! Hope you had a good holiday too. :)

I am getting excited. I'm so ready to go! :banana::banana: That stinks about not having a trip to plan. That's kind of how it was for us last year after Christmas. Even though we went earlier in December it was the first time since 2003 that we didn't have a Disney World/Disneyland trip planned. :sad2:

Happy double-digits!!! :yay:

Love your old Poly pics! I wish the lakes were still safe to swim/wade in. I think it would be so much fun to go swimming on the Poly or WL beach.

A few Poly pics for you!
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3751/647373330_ULd4M-M.jpg

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3752/647375071_vdqtV-M.jpg

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3766/647374710_b3fB6-M.jpg

And my favorite thing about the Poly.

THE COFFEE!

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/Sept-2009/Disney-Sept-2009-Day-6/IMG3767/647373057_LMuFG-M.jpg

;)

Welcome back Brook! Hope you had a good trip. I enjoyed seeing your pics on facebook. :thumbsup2

haha, yeah, I remember a couple times when we stayed at the Poly that we'd wade out into the water even though we weren't supposed to...:rolleyes1

Love the pictures you posted!!! Ahhhh I wish I was there right now! :goodvibes

Aw..I love old school pics! :)

Me too. :goodvibes

AlohaPolynesian
01-08-2010, 01:45 PM
Sorry I've been MIA and neglecting the DIS. It's just not the same when you don't have any trips planned :(

I know I saw it on your facebook, but I'm glad you liked Princess and the Frog! I still need to go see it. Almost everyone I know who has gone has liked it, so I'm really excited!

How awesome that you might be going back in December!!! I'll cross my fingers for ya!! And I loveeee all the new Disney Parks merch they just added...so much cute stuff!

wdwgirl03
01-08-2010, 05:16 PM
Sorry I've been MIA and neglecting the DIS. It's just not the same when you don't have any trips planned :(

I know I saw it on your facebook, but I'm glad you liked Princess and the Frog! I still need to go see it. Almost everyone I know who has gone has liked it, so I'm really excited!

How awesome that you might be going back in December!!! I'll cross my fingers for ya!! And I loveeee all the new Disney Parks merch they just added...so much cute stuff!

Hey girl! I hear ya, it does suck when you have no trips planned. But atleast you just had your Rose Bowl/Disneyland trip! I bet that was fun. :thumbsup2

PATF was really good. Even Dad said that it was fun seeing a new movie like the old classic musicals. And I really like the soundtrack too! Can't wait to get it on DVD.

Yeah, my one sister is mad because everybody else is going soon except her so I think she wants to go (and go to Harry Potter land too!). I'm crossing my fingers too.

wdwgirl03
01-08-2010, 06:15 PM
HAPPY WEEKEND!!!

Thought I'd post another update since we are now under 90 days! Surprisingly I do not know offhand how many days it is exactly. But it's getting closer!!!

First I thought I'd share my Disney Christmas gifts. I'm easy to shop for, anything Disney and I'm happy. ;)

Gingerbread Mickey vinylmation :banana: and The Princess and the Frog soundtrack from my sisters. I love the vinylmation, it reminds me of Christmas in WDW/MVMCP. :goodvibes Plus it came in a cool tin.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5495.jpg

Tinkerbell calendar!!! I think there might be one or two of you who appreciate that. ;) Love the Disney calendars!
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5493.jpg

And another Tinkerbell calendar...a fairy picture for the entire year! :eek::eek:
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5494.jpg

Don't laugh, you know you are all jealous of me. :laughing:


Dad and I have also been busy reading up on Disney trivia/secrets. Dad's been reading my Celebrations magazines and I've been reading The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World book. So many interesting things! Did you know that the Tower of Terror has some Moroccan architectural elements because the Imagineers noticed that the top of TOT was visible from the Morocco pavilion?! :eek: Who knew?! Crazy. I think we are going to make a list of certain things to look for...if we do I'll be sure to post it. :thumbsup2

And lastly I'll leave you with some more old pictures (hopefully I haven't posted these before!). Good times. :cloud9:

Tom Sawyer Island.
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs184.snc1/6130_602907287004_20306951_35521078_8308072_n.jpg

Look at the hub before Partners! Notice all the trees that are not there anymore because of Wishes.
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs184.snc1/6130_602907291994_20306951_35521079_7325145_n.jpg

Love my sister's Barney sweatshirt. :rotfl:
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs184.snc1/6130_602907267044_20306951_35521075_1961846_n.jpg

Little stores in Mickey's Starland! (Disney World Full House, anyone?!)
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs184.snc1/6130_602907272034_20306951_35521076_2434981_n.jpg

On the bus!
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v65/193/8/20305212/n20305212_31587505_3616.jpg

leamom2princesses
01-08-2010, 10:27 PM
Yay for being under 90 days! :woohoo: It won't be long now. What great gifts! I am really enjoying your old trip pics. The Full House comment made me laught out loud. :goodvibes

RachelNinja
01-08-2010, 10:37 PM
I don't know the days left until my trip either. I thought I'd keep a major countdown and actually use my Mickey paint chips to make a countdown calendar, but I just don't have the time! It's only through a ticker that I can keep track.

I love your Christmas gifts! The gingerbread Mickey vinylmation would probably not be the best gift for me though because it looks really good! I'd definitely want to eat it, and since I wouldn't be able to, I'd be looking for some other sweet treat to have. Haha. All because of a little plastic Mickey figure.

I think the fun part about the secrets and hidden stuff at WDW is that even if someone else knows about it and takes a picture to post on a TR, I still think it's fun to see these things on my own! I read about how the backs of the koala bears' heads on "it's a small world" are really hidden Mickeys and I've recently seen a bunch of pictures in TRs. Yet I still really want to see them for myself! The magic doesn't disappear just because I've already seen it in a photo.

As for the old pictures ... I love the windbreakers! I remember when having the most colorful one was definitely the best! Of course, there also had to be some pink in them! Don't you think that it was a lot easier to dress than that it would be now as a kid? A lot more comfortable too! I remember rarely wearing jeans as a kid; nowadays it's a lot more common! It was different colored legging, bike shorts, and sweatpants with elastic around the ankles for me!

wdwgirl03
01-09-2010, 10:22 AM
Yay for being under 90 days! :woohoo: It won't be long now. What great gifts! I am really enjoying your old trip pics. The Full House comment made me laught out loud. :goodvibes

Glad you enjoyed the pics! haha, yes, I love Full House and the Disney episodes are the best ones!

I don't know the days left until my trip either. I thought I'd keep a major countdown and actually use my Mickey paint chips to make a countdown calendar, but I just don't have the time! It's only through a ticker that I can keep track.

I love your Christmas gifts! The gingerbread Mickey vinylmation would probably not be the best gift for me though because it looks really good! I'd definitely want to eat it, and since I wouldn't be able to, I'd be looking for some other sweet treat to have. Haha. All because of a little plastic Mickey figure.

I think the fun part about the secrets and hidden stuff at WDW is that even if someone else knows about it and takes a picture to post on a TR, I still think it's fun to see these things on my own! I read about how the backs of the koala bears' heads on "it's a small world" are really hidden Mickeys and I've recently seen a bunch of pictures in TRs. Yet I still really want to see them for myself! The magic doesn't disappear just because I've already seen it in a photo.

As for the old pictures ... I love the windbreakers! I remember when having the most colorful one was definitely the best! Of course, there also had to be some pink in them! Don't you think that it was a lot easier to dress than that it would be now as a kid? A lot more comfortable too! I remember rarely wearing jeans as a kid; nowadays it's a lot more common! It was different colored legging, bike shorts, and sweatpants with elastic around the ankles for me!

The only countdown I have is in my planner. That's how I figured out when we'd hit the 100 days! OK, I guess that's a lie I have a countdown on my phone, on facebook, and my ticker...but I still don't know the exact days. :rolleyes:

LOL, that is funny about wanting to eat the gingerbread. :rotfl:

I agree, seeing pictures/reading about all the secrets just makes you appreciate all the thought put into the parks!

hahaha, OMG yes, I would always wear leggings when I was younger. :rotfl::rolleyes1

AlohaPolynesian
01-09-2010, 12:20 PM
Awesome gifts!! I love the Barney sweatshirt and I'm pretty sure I had one of those flowery jackets you guys are wearing in the picture at the hub!!! Hahahah love them!

wdwgirl03
01-09-2010, 05:22 PM
Awesome gifts!! I love the Barney sweatshirt and I'm pretty sure I had one of those flowery jackets you guys are wearing in the picture at the hub!!! Hahahah love them!

haha, nice! Gotta love those jackets.

cbg1027
01-11-2010, 12:35 AM
I like that shirt, and in purple, yes!

The old photos are awesome. There's a "Now and Then" photo thread on the Theme Parks Community Board you should post them to! I put up a few....but don't have many because all our photos are in traditional film format and I don't have the patience to sit around and scan many!

brookelizabeth
01-11-2010, 01:30 AM
That Gingerbread Vinylmation is very cute! I really like all those things too, but have resisted in buying any because I have NO WHERE to put them!!!! :laughing:

Love those old pictures, the hub was so pretty! Not that it's not now, but I love all those trees and flowers!

wdwgirl03
01-11-2010, 08:01 AM
I like that shirt, and in purple, yes!

The old photos are awesome. There's a "Now and Then" photo thread on the Theme Parks Community Board you should post them to! I put up a few....but don't have many because all our photos are in traditional film format and I don't have the patience to sit around and scan many!

I think I've seen that thread before. I might've posted some on there but I should go back and look at it. It's fun seeing all the "retro" pictures.

That Gingerbread Vinylmation is very cute! I really like all those things too, but have resisted in buying any because I have NO WHERE to put them!!!! :laughing:

Love those old pictures, the hub was so pretty! Not that it's not now, but I love all those trees and flowers!

haha, you are stronger than me, I couldn't resist! And neither could my sister...she's already told my other sister to get her one when they go in a couple weeks. :rotfl:

The hub did look really different. It looks so funny with those Mickey and Minnie topiaries!

Angies1274
01-12-2010, 09:26 AM
Yay!!:yay: for being under 90 days!! Great gifts!! The Gingerbread Mickey Vinylmation is soooo cute!! Love the Tinkerbell Calendar!!(got one for Christmas myself!;)) I'm enjoying seeing your old pics!! Very cute!!:goodvibes

brookelizabeth
01-12-2010, 02:39 PM
The hub did look really different. It looks so funny with those Mickey and Minnie topiaries!

It seems like every time I go back those same Mickey and Minnie topiaries are in a different spot. I always take a picture! :laughing: I cannot recall now off hand where they were this trip...I think Epcot.

wdwgirl03
01-12-2010, 06:48 PM
Yay!!:yay: for being under 90 days!! Great gifts!! The Gingerbread Mickey Vinylmation is soooo cute!! Love the Tinkerbell Calendar!!(got one for Christmas myself!;)) I'm enjoying seeing your old pics!! Very cute!!:goodvibes

I know, isn't it?! As soon as I saw that I had to have it. And my sister needed Christmas gift ideas...haha

It seems like every time I go back those same Mickey and Minnie topiaries are in a different spot. I always take a picture! :laughing: I cannot recall now off hand where they were this trip...I think Epcot.

Ooh, that's a cool idea. I bet they move the topiaries around a lot. It seems like some of them have been around forever!

tinkgurl
01-14-2010, 02:34 PM
Girl, go look at my newest update!

wdwgirl03
01-14-2010, 09:35 PM
Girl, go look at my newest update!

Just went over there. I got really excited when I saw this post. LOL! I was wondering what it could be!

wdwgirl03
01-15-2010, 08:25 AM
Hey everyone! TGIF! The way the weeks are flying by April will be here in no time. :eek::thumbsup2 So I've been seriously slacking in updates lately but I thought I'd squeeze one in quickly before going to school. It's about time I do another Top Ten list, so here goes. This list has to do with a little R 'n R...or...

Sarah's Top Ten Resorts and Restaurants!!!

10. The Boardwalk
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Even though I haven't stayed here, it's such a fun resort. We've gone to the Boardwalk several times to eat and again it's got a great atmosphere, especially at night. It's a good place to people-watch too because there's so much activity. The BW's definitely on my list of resorts to stay at. My parents and sister are staying there when they go in a few days so I can't wait to hear what they have to say!

9. Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
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I can remember eating here since we were little. There's just something about it that screams Magic Kingdom to me. Whenever we go we always have to eat here atleast once for burgers or chicken tenders. :thumbsup2

8. The Wilderness Lodge
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If you've read my previous TRs, you might remember how we ate at the Whispering Canyon Cafe and since we were at the WL we had some time to explore a little bit. My sister and I thought it was AMAZING and knew we had to stay there soon. When it came time to book a resort for our August trip, the Wilderness Lodge was one of our first choices and we were lucky enough to get a studio there! This is probably one of the best themed resorts because you really feel like you've left Florida...instead of palm trees it's pine trees and wildflowers. And then there's that lobby. Awesome!

7. Earl of Sandwich
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This is a new favorite after eating there during our August trip. Great food and nice sized portions too.

6. Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Another resort with lots of theming and details. Best part is the savannas and animal watching!!! As you all know I'm so excited to stay at Kidani Village in April. :yay:

5. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
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If you've never eaten at the Sci-Fi, it's so cheesy but so much fun at the same time. I love how the tables are cars and they show all those corny sci-fi videos. I remember one time we ate there my sisters and I got our food on a glow in the dark frisbee which was pretty cool.

4. The Beach Club
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We got to stay at the BCV a couple years ago and we really enjoyed it. In addition to the great location it has one of the best, if not THE best pool in all of WDW. Stormalong Bay was awesome...I thought it was a great touch to have sand-bottomed pools and the slide was so much fun. They also had some ping pong tables right near the pool so we got to play that. I really think the BC/YC/BW area is one of the most scenic places in Disney.

3. Rainforest Cafe
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We've only eaten here once and had to wait a good hour but it was well worth the wait. They've got a wide selection of food to choose from so there's something for everyone. Plus those thunderstorms they have are amusing.

2. Saratoga Springs
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SSR is our home, so of course I have to include it on my list. This resort seems to get a lot of hate on here which I don't get. :confused3 Some people complain about the lack of theming. I don't know, I think it has great theming and it's such a peaceful resort. Plus it's cool being so close to Downtown Disney. Can't wait for another stay at our "home!"

And last but not least, I'm sure everyone can guess my #1 resort. ;)








1. The Polynesian!!!!
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Like I've said so many times, we used to always stay there when we were younger. I love the location of the resort, the grounds are so pretty and it's just got a great atmosphere. We all love the Poly so much. If I could have any Disney dream, it would be for them to make DVC villas there because I know that's the only way we'd ever add on more points. So let's go, Disney, where's the DVC at the Polynesian?!

Have a great weekend!

brookelizabeth
01-15-2010, 04:13 PM
I agree! HEY DISNEY, WE WANT DVC AT THE POLY!!!! :yay:

:goodvibes

Another great Top 10! Joe's #1 favorite resort is the Boardwalk, we are looking at that for our next trip since we have yet to stay there. I think it will be a real treat being so close to Epcot!

wdwgirl03
01-15-2010, 05:54 PM
I agree! HEY DISNEY, WE WANT DVC AT THE POLY!!!! :yay:

:goodvibes

Another great Top 10! Joe's #1 favorite resort is the Boardwalk, we are looking at that for our next trip since we have yet to stay there. I think it will be a real treat being so close to Epcot!

Yes, when we were at the BC it was awesome being so close to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. :thumbsup2

Time to read your TR...popcorn::

klacey1
01-15-2010, 06:25 PM
Love the list! The Wilderness Lodge and the Poly are my dream resorts. I'm from the NE, so you'd think the WL wouldn't be "exotic" enough, but there's just something about it. I find it so beautiful!

*DisneyDreamer
01-15-2010, 07:56 PM
I love the list Sarah!! I definitely agree that Disney needs DVC Villas at the Polynesian. That would be awesome. :cool1:

meeko_33785
01-16-2010, 09:07 AM
I should have known #1 would be the Poly. Nice list.

Great retro pics too. Gotta love Mickey's Starland. :thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
01-16-2010, 10:54 AM
Love the list! The Wilderness Lodge and the Poly are my dream resorts. I'm from the NE, so you'd think the WL wouldn't be "exotic" enough, but there's just something about it. I find it so beautiful!

I agree, it is a beautiful resort!

I love the list Sarah!! I definitely agree that Disney needs DVC Villas at the Polynesian. That would be awesome. :cool1:

Wouldn't it?! I miss staying there. :guilty:

I should have known #1 would be the Poly. Nice list.

Great retro pics too. Gotta love Mickey's Starland. :thumbsup2

haha, of course it's #1!

Starland was awesome. :thumbsup2

RachelNinja
01-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Is the Poly the resort that has the only other place to have Dole Whips? If so, that would be my #1 resort too! Plus, it's an MK monorail resort ... how could I not?!? I normally always wanted to stay in the Contemporary because I like how the rooms look (simple and modern), but I think it would be so much fun to be immersed in another atmosphere like I would be at Poly! Maybe future Disneymoon plans (the ones in my imagination~ haha) should be altered ... :rotfl:

tinkgurl
01-16-2010, 06:30 PM
Oooh, that is a pretty good list!

I still need to try Earl of Sandwich yet!

wdwgirl03
01-16-2010, 07:38 PM
Is the Poly the resort that has the only other place to have Dole Whips? If so, that would be my #1 resort too! Plus, it's an MK monorail resort ... how could I not?!? I normally always wanted to stay in the Contemporary because I like how the rooms look (simple and modern), but I think it would be so much fun to be immersed in another atmosphere like I would be at Poly! Maybe future Disneymoon plans (the ones in my imagination~ haha) should be altered ... :rotfl:

Hmm, that is a good question. I have never had a Dole Whip before...:rolleyes1 I suppose I should change that. haha! But it would make sense if they had them at the Poly. I think a Polynesian Disneymoon sounds excellent. :thumbsup2

Oooh, that is a pretty good list!

I still need to try Earl of Sandwich yet!

Mmmm, Earl of Sandwich is SO good! I could really go for that right now. I guess I should go get some dinner. hehe

Bridora
01-16-2010, 08:56 PM
They do have Dole Whips at the Poly. In their 'food court', Captain Cook's. My DH loves them! Shhhhhhhhhhhhh, but I only think they're ok. :eek: Kaki Gori in Japan is my favorite!

I really really really want to stay at the Beach Club so we can try out Stormalong Bay--that seems like the coolest place!

Also--love Earl of Sandwich--it's our check in day lunch tradition!

cbg1027
01-17-2010, 03:45 AM
I love your Top Tens Sarah!

I went to the BC for the first time back around Halloween for breakfast at Cape May with my grandma. We took the boat and when started walking by SAB, I stopped in my tracks and was like "....is that...sand? IN the pool??? Gram, look at this!!!!" :rotfl: We were both pretty amazed by it and stood there for a long time admiring SAB! BC is one of my "one day I wish" resorts. OK so I think every resort is a "one day I wish", but BC is near the top!

wdwgirl03
01-17-2010, 02:05 PM
They do have Dole Whips at the Poly. In their 'food court', Captain Cook's. My DH loves them! Shhhhhhhhhhhhh, but I only think they're ok. :eek: Kaki Gori in Japan is my favorite!

I really really really want to stay at the Beach Club so we can try out Stormalong Bay--that seems like the coolest place!

Also--love Earl of Sandwich--it's our check in day lunch tradition!

Ahh, OK. Good old Captain Cook's. We'd always get lunch from there on our arrival days while we waited for our room. Good times!

SAB is great! They also had a couple lifeguards hosting bingo games. It was such a fun area.

I love your Top Tens Sarah!

I went to the BC for the first time back around Halloween for breakfast at Cape May with my grandma. We took the boat and when started walking by SAB, I stopped in my tracks and was like "....is that...sand? IN the pool??? Gram, look at this!!!!" :rotfl: We were both pretty amazed by it and stood there for a long time admiring SAB! BC is one of my "one day I wish" resorts. OK so I think every resort is a "one day I wish", but BC is near the top!

Glad you are enjoying them! :)

haha, yup, it definitely has sand in it! So cool. I agree, all the resorts are on my "one day I wish" list too. The Beach Club is a good one to have at the top! :thumbsup2

leamom2princesses
01-17-2010, 11:16 PM
Great Top Ten Sarah! I can't wait to stay at the Poly. :woohoo: It looks and sounds so amazing.

ladybugmom
01-17-2010, 11:34 PM
1. The Polynesian!!!!
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Like I've said so many times, we used to always stay there when we were younger. I love the location of the resort, the grounds are so pretty and it's just got a great atmosphere. We all love the Poly so much. If I could have any Disney dream, it would be for them to make DVC villas there because I know that's the only way we'd ever add on more points. So let's go, Disney, where's the DVC at the Polynesian?![/FONT][/COLOR]

Hi Sarah!! I found your PTR when you posted on mine!! I am all caught up and am enjoying it VERY much!! YAY! We LOVE the Poly as well!! We stayed there for the first time last May and fell in LOVE!! :lovestruc (check out my May TR for pics) I sooo wish they had DVC at the Poly!

wdwgirl03
01-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Great Top Ten Sarah! I can't wait to stay at the Poly. :woohoo: It looks and sounds so amazing.

Thanks! Ahhh you will love the Polynesian! :goodvibes

Hi Sarah!! I found your PTR when you posted on mine!! I am all caught up and am enjoying it VERY much!! YAY! We LOVE the Poly as well!! We stayed there for the first time last May and fell in LOVE!! :lovestruc (check out my May TR for pics) I sooo wish they had DVC at the Poly!

Hey Becky, thanks for coming over. :wave2: I am definitely going to have to check out your TR to see the pictures. So many good memories from there!

OhMari
01-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Love your top 10.

My dh company finally booked our plane tickets today for Feb. I told my dh I wanted to leave Wednesday afternoon, so we can get to Florida around supper time and not late at nite, and we have a 1:30 flight out, ya!!! And we don't fly home till Sunday afternoon. We have Friday nite, till Sunday afternoon, and a pin # burning in my computer. I don't want to stay at the boardwalk, because it is ESPN weekend, yuck. I'm thinking the Poly, Contemporary, Caribbean Beach Resort or Wilderness Lodge. I need to make up my mind soon.
Plus we just found out our oldest dd may be working in Florida for a few weeks, so we may end up driving down to the Keys after all to see her, or she may have to go to Haiti.
Ya think I hijacked your pre-trip, and I should start my own again?

wdwgirl03
01-19-2010, 07:47 AM
Love your top 10.

My dh company finally booked our plane tickets today for Feb. I told my dh I wanted to leave Wednesday afternoon, so we can get to Florida around supper time and not late at nite, and we have a 1:30 flight out, ya!!! And we don't fly home till Sunday afternoon. We have Friday nite, till Sunday afternoon, and a pin # burning in my computer. I don't want to stay at the boardwalk, because it is ESPN weekend, yuck. I'm thinking the Poly, Contemporary, Caribbean Beach Resort or Wilderness Lodge. I need to make up my mind soon.
Plus we just found out our oldest dd may be working in Florida for a few weeks, so we may end up driving down to the Keys after all to see her, or she may have to go to Haiti.
Ya think I hijacked your pre-trip, and I should start my own again?

Well, out of those choices I'd say either the Wilderness Lodge or the Polynesian (surprise surprise!). The Contemporary would be cool too but as I said in my August TR I like the theming of some of the other resorts better. I saw a commercial for ESPN the Weekend and was wondering if that was around the time you were going.

Yes, you should start a new PTR. :laughing:

Angies1274
01-20-2010, 01:19 PM
Another great Top Ten List!!:thumbsup2 Although, we haven't gotten the chance to stay in either yet....the Poly and WL are on the very top of my list of resorts to stay at. We are thinking of trying Earl of Sandwich when we go back, so I'm glad to see a good review also. Oh and guess what? We are going in April after all!! I'm so excited--got a pincode and we're all booked!! I started a PTR if you want to come over and check it out. (link's in my siggy):goodvibes

wdwgirl03
01-20-2010, 05:47 PM
Another great Top Ten List!!:thumbsup2 Although, we haven't gotten the chance to stay in either yet....the Poly and WL are on the very top of my list of resorts to stay at. We are thinking of trying Earl of Sandwich when we go back, so I'm glad to see a good review also. Oh and guess what? We are going in April after all!! I'm so excited--got a pincode and we're all booked!! I started a PTR if you want to come over and check it out. (link's in my siggy):goodvibes

YAY, you are going again! I just posted on your PTR. :) Like I said over there it's too bad we miss each other by a day. Otherwise we could've had a DIS meet. Geez, I fail at DIS meets. LOL! One of these days, one of these days...

Jennifer48
01-20-2010, 05:52 PM
Sarah! The DIS unsubscribed me! I was wondering why I didn't get any email updates. I have to go catch up now.

wdwgirl03
01-21-2010, 07:52 AM
Sarah! The DIS unsubscribed me! I was wondering why I didn't get any email updates. I have to go catch up now.

Hey Jennifer! :wave2:

That's happened to me too where all of a sudden I'm unsubscribed to threads. :confused3 Glad you found me again though!

wdwgirl03
01-24-2010, 01:04 PM
Well, today is a depressing day. My parents and sister are off to Disney World. I just got off the phone with my dad and they were just pulling out of Port Orleans and on their way to the Boardwalk. :sad2: I called my other sister and we are both so bad, saying how we're so jealous and how we want to go too...atleast we have each other to commiserate with. haha!

But I'm trying to look on the bright side of things. There are two good things that come out of their trip:

1.) When they get home that means our April trip will be getting closer. :banana: I just noticed that my slider is past the halfway point in my ticker!

2.) When they come home the 11-month window for DVC will be open so we'll be able to make reservations for December. That might end up being a sisters only trip since Dad is going to try to convince Mom to go earlier in Dec. to see the decorations/go to MVMCP. So we will see what happens...I'll keep ya posted once we decide what's going on.

Anyways, now that they're on their trip I'm starting to think about what I want to do when April rolls around. I finished reading The Hidden Magic book and am going through it again, compiling all of the things I want to look for. That should be fun.

I also wanted to share some of my scrapbook pages...I FINALLY finished my scrapbook from Dec. '08 :rolleyes: This isn't even all of it, just some of my favorite pages. Enjoy!

The cover...I used a spiral-bound album which I don't think I will do again. I like the ones with the page protectors better.
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A pocket page to keep all the stuff from MVMCP!
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RachelNinja
01-24-2010, 02:07 PM
Ooo, love your pages! I'm wondering if I'll actually have the time to do the digital scrapbook after I return. I guess it's something to continuously work on when I'm feeling that post-Disney and post-TR sadness! I like that you included a good amount of text on your pages too; I think pictures require good captions!

A sisters trip would be fun! I wish I could have one of those ... I just don't have any sisters, haha.

MickeyisBeast
01-24-2010, 02:34 PM
Hello(:
I just found your PTR, great work
I also LOVE the Poly, I stayed there this past summer and loved it
Your scrapbook pages look awesome

jwwi
01-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Sarah,
Hang in there while your parents and sister are there. You can live vicariously through them, at no cost:thumbsup2. I'm sure they'll let you know what they are doing. It is hard to imagine how pretty it is in Orlando when it is so gray here today.
Your scrapbook pages are so cute, I love the striped paper on the boardwalk page. It's also neat that you have a folder to hold the papers from the MVMCP. It is fun to look at those, isn't it?
Your trip will be here before you know it..............

OhioDisneyLover
01-24-2010, 04:39 PM
I love your pages! They are awesome!!!! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

ladybugmom
01-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Hi Sarah!! I'm so sorry you weren't able to go on this trip with your parents and sister. That's no fun! But you have a great attitude about it all!! :goodvibes Your scrapbook pages are amazing!!! :lovestruc

Angies1274
01-24-2010, 10:32 PM
Love your scrapbook pages!!! You did a really great job!:thumbsup2 It reminds me that I should get busy and finish the album that I started over a year ago as well.:rolleyes1

Ahh..sorry you weren't able to go on this trip!! But...hey April is almost here!!:banana:

tinkgurl
01-24-2010, 11:33 PM
Oooh boo they are at WDW right now. :guilty:

LOVE your scrapbook pages. I wish I was that talented. :laughing:

brookelizabeth
01-24-2010, 11:47 PM
Your scrapbook is beautiful! I love the cover!

Your April trip will be here before you know it! :goodvibes Until then you can live vicariously through your sister. ;) A "sisters only" trip sounds like it would be a lot of fun!!!! Are you two hoping for that?

wdwgirl03
01-25-2010, 10:37 AM
Ooo, love your pages! I'm wondering if I'll actually have the time to do the digital scrapbook after I return. I guess it's something to continuously work on when I'm feeling that post-Disney and post-TR sadness! I like that you included a good amount of text on your pages too; I think pictures require good captions!

A sisters trip would be fun! I wish I could have one of those ... I just don't have any sisters, haha.

That is true, it is fun to work on it over time. Sometimes I just get into ruts where I'll do a whole bunch of pages but then it'll just sit there for months because I have no idea what to do. :confused3

Aww, you can come with us and pretend we're sisters. haha!

Hello(:
I just found your PTR, great work
I also LOVE the Poly, I stayed there this past summer and loved it
Your scrapbook pages look awesome

Hi! :welcome: to my PTR. Isn't the Poly amazing? Ahhh we love it so much. :goodvibes Glad you enjoyed it too!

Sarah,
Hang in there while your parents and sister are there. You can live vicariously through them, at no cost:thumbsup2. I'm sure they'll let you know what they are doing. It is hard to imagine how pretty it is in Orlando when it is so gray here today.
Your scrapbook pages are so cute, I love the striped paper on the boardwalk page. It's also neat that you have a folder to hold the papers from the MVMCP. It is fun to look at those, isn't it?
Your trip will be here before you know it..............

Oh yes, they've already called twice to tell us what they're up to. I am particularly jealous of their Boardwalk view room. That must be awesome!

Thanks for the compliment on the scrapbook pages. That striped paper was actually double-sided, so the box I did the journaling on (with the dots) was the back of it. :thumbsup2

I love your pages! They are awesome!!!! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Thank you! :goodvibes

Hi Sarah!! I'm so sorry you weren't able to go on this trip with your parents and sister. That's no fun! But you have a great attitude about it all!! :goodvibes Your scrapbook pages are amazing!!! :lovestruc

Yeah, I could have gone but since we took a bunch of trips last year (not all Disney) I missed a lot of school. It was one of the perks of being a substitute teacher but I didn't want to do that again. April will be here before I know it. :eek:

Love your scrapbook pages!!! You did a really great job!:thumbsup2 It reminds me that I should get busy and finish the album that I started over a year ago as well.:rolleyes1

Ahh..sorry you weren't able to go on this trip!! But...hey April is almost here!!:banana:

haha, glad I'm not the only one like that! I tend to get all these great ideas but then never finish them. I still have a couple other scrapbooking projects that I seem to have abandoned...:rolleyes1

Yes it is, tomorrow it will be 70 days! :banana:

Oooh boo they are at WDW right now. :guilty:

LOVE your scrapbook pages. I wish I was that talented. :laughing:

I know, and I'm here left in the cold. :laughing:

Glad you like them!

Your scrapbook is beautiful! I love the cover!

Your April trip will be here before you know it! :goodvibes Until then you can live vicariously through your sister. ;) A "sisters only" trip sounds like it would be a lot of fun!!!! Are you two hoping for that?

Thanks! I like the cover too. I finally found a use for those papers!

I know that both my sisters were talking about it and they thought it would be fun. Emma and I want to go in December...we just have to see what Claire decides about going again. I say by that time it'll have been almost a year since she was last there! But yes, I think if it was just the 3 of us it would be pretty cool just because we've never done a trip like that. We'll have to see how it all shakes out and who wants to go.

Bridora
01-25-2010, 11:16 AM
Cute scrapbook! I love the cover! I am still working on one from 2006. Digital cameras really messed me up...I couldn't decide whether to get prints made of our digital shots, (we had film pictures, too) and include them all together or just make one regular and one digital scrapbook. I finally just ordered them from snapfish a couple weeks ago...totally forgetting that I'd already done one with the film pictures! That's how long it had been since I'd worked on it...Now I need some refill pages. After I finish that one it's 2007, 2008 & 2009! :scared1:

Jennifer48
01-25-2010, 02:21 PM
Don't worry Sarah, your trip will be here before you know it! If you are feeling down, think of us shmucks that don't have any trips booked!

Great scrapbook!

OhMari
01-25-2010, 07:38 PM
I'd rather go in April to Florida, when they come back, they have to face winter for 3 more months. When you and your dad come back, we could start having a great spring/summer. I found out, that I take it way to hard, when I have to return to really cold/crappy weather.

You do a really good job with scrap booking. I always have the best intentions, buy everything, but never do it.

wdwgirl03
01-26-2010, 08:02 AM
Cute scrapbook! I love the cover! I am still working on one from 2006. Digital cameras really messed me up...I couldn't decide whether to get prints made of our digital shots, (we had film pictures, too) and include them all together or just make one regular and one digital scrapbook. I finally just ordered them from snapfish a couple weeks ago...totally forgetting that I'd already done one with the film pictures! That's how long it had been since I'd worked on it...Now I need some refill pages. After I finish that one it's 2007, 2008 & 2009! :scared1:

Thanks! Yeah, I used to print out almost every picture I took :scared1: (not to just scrapbook, most of those went into photo albums) but lately I've been trying to print out the unique ones so I don't have 900 pictures of the same thing. :rolleyes: Good luck on finishing your scrapbook! You can do it!

Don't worry Sarah, your trip will be here before you know it! If you are feeling down, think of us shmucks that don't have any trips booked!

Great scrapbook!

Yeah, only 70 days to go! I'm sure the time will fly by just like it always does.

I'd rather go in April to Florida, when they come back, they have to face winter for 3 more months. When you and your dad come back, we could start having a great spring/summer. I found out, that I take it way to hard, when I have to return to really cold/crappy weather.

You do a really good job with scrap booking. I always have the best intentions, buy everything, but never do it.

That's true. Hopefully we won't get a blizzard in March or April since winter's been so mild.

Thanks! :goodvibes I'm the same way sometimes...I just can't get motivated.

wdwgirl03
01-26-2010, 08:14 AM
70 days to go!

As you all know (through my complaining, LOL!) part of my family is in Disney World right now. Since I couldn't be there, I've been thinking about what I want to do when April rolls around. I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do on our arrival day. Our flight leaves Milwaukee bright and early at 7:30 so we should be getting to Orlando around 11ish. That means we'll be there early enough to do something in the afternoon. The question is what?! There's a couple options:

1.) Go to one of the parks.
I'm going to need to buy a new park ticket for this trip but I do still have 3 days left on mine from August. So we could go to a park right away.

2.) Mini golf.
We didn't get a chance to go mini golfing in August and it's always fun doing that. Plus we get some sort of discount...I forget if it's with DVC or my dad's AP but I'm pretty sure it's 50%. It might be fun to go to Winter Summerland since we haven't been there in a while.

3.) Downtown Disney/visit resorts.
It always seems like we have a hard time figuring out when to go to DTD. Of course I don't want to be buying souvenirs on our first day! But another thing I was thinking was that if we did go to DTD it might be cool to take the boat over to Old Key West (or maybe Saratoga Springs...home! :goodvibes). I like to visiting the other resorts and we've never been to OKW before. Or we could even take a bus from there to the Polynesian since I said I want to go back and visit.

Obviously we still have time to figure everything out (heck, we might not even decide until the day we're sitting at the airport gate!) but what do you guys think?

Have a great day!

RachelNinja
01-26-2010, 06:04 PM
If I had the option and the energy, I would choose to go to a park right away! I'd love to be immersed in some Disney magic right away and kind of take it easy since it isn't the official park day.

I don't know what we're doing the first day. We still haven't definitively decided whether or not we're going to drive straight down or if we're stopping in South Carolina. I'm trying to convince my dad that it's okay if we get there earlier than the time we can get our condo (4pm-ish?) because then we can stop by the outlets. I really want to shop at Character Warehouse and all that before we go to the parks or DTD.

Did I really just write all of that without an exclamation point? I must be that tired ... oy. Haha, I don't like not having it though so maybe this will make up for it ...

:cheer2: Here's to < 70 days!

klacey1
01-26-2010, 07:08 PM
I would vote for going to a park! You'd be too tempted to buy souveneirs your first day if you go to DTD!
Also, I love your scrapbook pages. I scrapbook everything, but some pages turn out better than others! Depends on whether I have enough time and patience to dedicate. All of yours are beautiful, though!

tinkgurl
01-26-2010, 08:01 PM
Oh boy, this was a hard decision! You know that I'm anxious to get to the MK right away so my answer is #1.

But...I do like the idea of #3 and going to DTD then catching a boat ride over to OKW or SS. I really save a lot of my shopping for DTD so maybe you could fit that day in somewhere later in the trip. :confused3

Mickey_Mom
01-26-2010, 08:05 PM
I vote mini golf. I think its a fun, relaxing thing to do for the afternoon. That being said, I've never been. :rotfl:

wdwgirl03
01-27-2010, 07:59 AM
If I had the option and the energy, I would choose to go to a park right away! I'd love to be immersed in some Disney magic right away and kind of take it easy since it isn't the official park day.

I don't know what we're doing the first day. We still haven't definitively decided whether or not we're going to drive straight down or if we're stopping in South Carolina. I'm trying to convince my dad that it's okay if we get there earlier than the time we can get our condo (4pm-ish?) because then we can stop by the outlets. I really want to shop at Character Warehouse and all that before we go to the parks or DTD.

Did I really just write all of that without an exclamation point? I must be that tired ... oy. Haha, I don't like not having it though so maybe this will make up for it ...

:cheer2: Here's to < 70 days!

That would be cool to go to the Character Warehouse. We've never been there but I bet you can find some good deals there.

Yup, down to 69 days! :woohoo::woohoo:

I would vote for going to a park! You'd be too tempted to buy souveneirs your first day if you go to DTD!
Also, I love your scrapbook pages. I scrapbook everything, but some pages turn out better than others! Depends on whether I have enough time and patience to dedicate. All of yours are beautiful, though!

Another vote for going to a park!

Yes, that is definitely how my scrapbooks are too. Some of my pages turn out pretty good but then others are umm, not so good. :rolleyes:

Oh boy, this was a hard decision! You know that I'm anxious to get to the MK right away so my answer is #1.

But...I do like the idea of #3 and going to DTD then catching a boat ride over to OKW or SS. I really save a lot of my shopping for DTD so maybe you could fit that day in somewhere later in the trip. :confused3

Yeah, if we did go to DTD I wouldn't buy anything so it might make more sense to go some other time. Plus we both want to eat at the T-Rex Cafe.

I vote mini golf. I think its a fun, relaxing thing to do for the afternoon. That being said, I've never been. :rotfl:

haha! Mini golf is a lot of fun. Maybe we could go mini golfing and then go to a park later. :scratchin Decisions, decisions...

ladybugmom
01-27-2010, 10:58 AM
I like to take it easy the first day we get there (especially with kids--so this might not make a difference for you). But we head to Downtown Disney after we eat lunch at the Poly. We spend a few hours there, eat dinner, and head back to the Poly to watch Wishes from the Poly beach!! :goodvibes

Bridora
01-27-2010, 03:01 PM
I'm all for mini-golf!

If your park ticket is like an 'extra' day, though...that would be nice to just go to a park and relax...walk around and take it all in. We don't do a park on our check-in day because we don't have APs or anything, so we don't want to use a day for only half a day.

brookelizabeth
01-27-2010, 03:37 PM
2.) Mini golf.
We didn't get a chance to go mini golfing in August and it's always fun doing that. Plus we get some sort of discount...I forget if it's with DVC or my dad's AP but I'm pretty sure it's 50%. It might be fun to go to Winter Summerland since we haven't been there in a while.

DVC is buy one, get one. I can't recall if the AP has one or not....

My vote though is a PARK! I loved seeing the Castle on our first day! Maybe a quick dip into MK for a bite to eat, then mini-golf...

Angies1274
01-27-2010, 10:18 PM
Hmm....this is a tough one!! But, since you're arriving early afternoon..I would say go for the park. I know if we weren't arriving so late in the day that's what we would do.;) Then again...mini golf sounds fun too!!:confused3

jwwi
01-27-2010, 11:05 PM
Check in, DTD and riding the monorail to watch wishes from the Poly beach. We usually eat at Beaches and Cream or Kona on our first/travel day. So much to do, the whole vacation is ahead of you.................:lovestruc

(I switched to VWL for my non park/quick trip next week. Should I request a certain location for our studio?)

wdwgirl03
01-28-2010, 07:54 AM
I like to take it easy the first day we get there (especially with kids--so this might not make a difference for you). But we head to Downtown Disney after we eat lunch at the Poly. We spend a few hours there, eat dinner, and head back to the Poly to watch Wishes from the Poly beach!! :goodvibes

Ooh, that sounds like a fun first day! Yeah, when my sisters and I were little we never went to a park our first day. We'd just eat lunch at Captain Cook's and go swimming...stuff like that. Good old Poly. :goodvibes

I'm all for mini-golf!

If your park ticket is like an 'extra' day, though...that would be nice to just go to a park and relax...walk around and take it all in. We don't do a park on our check-in day because we don't have APs or anything, so we don't want to use a day for only half a day.

That is a good point. For my dad it doesn't make a difference since he has his AP. In August though we started a new ticket and went to the MK right away even though it was mid-afternoon.

DVC is buy one, get one. I can't recall if the AP has one or not....

My vote though is a PARK! I loved seeing the Castle on our first day! Maybe a quick dip into MK for a bite to eat, then mini-golf...

I can't remember exactly what it was either (if any!). All I know is there was some discount. :laughing:

Another park vote!

Hmm....this is a tough one!! But, since you're arriving early afternoon..I would say go for the park. I know if we weren't arriving so late in the day that's what we would do.;) Then again...mini golf sounds fun too!!:confused3

I know, isn't it?! I always say I want to do all this other stuff but then we usually just end up spending most of our time in the parks. But we will definitely have to do mini golf at some point on our trip. And I don't think it'll be too hard to convince Dad!

Check in, DTD and riding the monorail to watch wishes from the Poly beach. We usually eat at Beaches and Cream or Kona on our first/travel day. So much to do, the whole vacation is ahead of you.................:lovestruc

(I switched to VWL for my non park/quick trip next week. Should I request a certain location for our studio?)

Beaches and Cream sounds good. We did that our first night when we stayed at BCV. :thumbsup2

Hmm, good question. At first I was kind of bummed about where our room was since it didn't have a balcony :rolleyes: but it was nice because it was close to the main building (and bus stops). So I might suggest getting one on the first floor if you can! Have fun!

Jennifer48
01-28-2010, 11:31 AM
Since you have an AP, I'd say hit the park. Its so nice to see MK as soon as you arrive!

If it were me and only had park passes, I wouldn't waste the first day on a park since I won't be there that long.

wdwgirl03
01-28-2010, 05:38 PM
Since you have an AP, I'd say hit the park. Its so nice to see MK as soon as you arrive!

If it were me and only had park passes, I wouldn't waste the first day on a park since I won't be there that long.

I agree, it is nice to see the MK right away! :goodvibes

wdwgirl03
01-30-2010, 11:18 AM
Hey everyone! Can't believe it's already the weekend. That means my family's supposed to come home today. They already called and said their flight was delayed a couple hours because of mechanical problems. :scared1::worried: Hopefully they'll get out alright (and hopefully the snow here won't affect them too).

Anyways, last night I found this website that gives some more details about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! You can find it right here...

http://www.universalorlandoresort.com/harrypotter/

Ahhh we all can't wait for this to open. More reason to take another trip in December, right? ;)

Just thought I'd share because I know a lot of people are anxiously waiting for this to open!

Jennifer48
02-01-2010, 01:57 PM
Anyways, last night I found this website that gives some more details about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! You can find it right here...

http://www.universalorlandoresort.com/harrypotter/

Ahhh we all can't wait for this to open. More reason to take another trip in December, right? ;)

Just thought I'd share because I know a lot of people are anxiously waiting for this to open!

I can't wait for that to open....thanks for the link! :thumbsup2

Bridora
02-01-2010, 02:45 PM
Oh! I've got the link open now in another window and I can hear the music playing! :thumbsup2 Going to check it out now! I cannot wait for that to open.....:wizard:

Mickey_Mom
02-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Hopefully they'll get out alright (and hopefully the snow here won't affect them too).

How was the flight home?

Sadly, a trip to Universal for our December trip has been ruled out.... for now. Just too darn expensive :guilty: but I was really looking forward to it.

wdwgirl03
02-01-2010, 05:54 PM
I can't wait for that to open....thanks for the link! :thumbsup2

No problem!

Oh! I've got the link open now in another window and I can hear the music playing! :thumbsup2 Going to check it out now! I cannot wait for that to open.....:wizard:

Me neither. I told my sister the other day that I saw something about them hiring people to work there. She'd love that. haha!

How was the flight home?

Sadly, a trip to Universal for our December trip has been ruled out.... for now. Just too darn expensive :guilty: but I was really looking forward to it.

Ohhhhh, their trip home was a NIGHTMARE!!! I don't want to say everything that happened (in case my sister puts it in her trip report...) but let's just say they finally got home 8 hours late. Dad said they're trying to forget about it, it was that ridiculous. :mad:

Bummer about not being able to go to Universal in December. Maybe that's good though because I bet it's going to be really crowded with HP opening. :confused3

wdwgirl03
02-01-2010, 06:19 PM
It's February! Wasn't it just New Year's not too long ago?! :eek::eek: Geez, before long it's going to be my birthday and then it'll be April. Hard to believe we're getting close to 2 MONTHS!:hyper::hyper::jumping1::jumping1:

Nothing new to report on yet but once we get to 60 days I'll start making my Must-Do lists like I did for my last PTR. :thumbsup2

In the mean time, as you all know my parents and sister just got back from Disney World on Saturday and of course they brought back some goodies! Can anybody guess what I got?



















A new t-shirt! If you remember a while back I posted the link from the Disney Store website when I saw them on there. Apparently they are a hot commodity because they had a lot of trouble tracking them down. But both my sisters and I got one. So now if we go in December we can all match. :laughing:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5560.jpg

A Silvermist pin. They bought a booster pack of 5 fairy pins and with Dad's AP discount it was only $11 for the whole set!

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5561.jpg

And last but not least...another Vinylmation Mickey! LOL! I had seen the new set online and really wanted the Jungle Cruise one. When I opened my box, I saw that I got...




















THE JUNGLE CRUISE MICKEY!!!!! hahaha, how awesome is he?!
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5558.jpg http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5559.jpg

Needless to say I was pretty excited. Love it! Thanks *DisneyDreamer!! :goodvibes ;)

And last but not least the Disney on Ice show is coming to Milwaukee this weekend so I think Claire and I might go to that. Still have to get tickets though. We went to the show last year and had fun. It's always nice to get a little Disney fix at home. :)

Have a great night!

ladybugmom
02-01-2010, 06:29 PM
Yay for Disney gifts!!! We saw a DOI show in Sep. that was phenomenal!! Which show is coming? We saw Worlds of Fantasy!!

Mickey_Mom
02-01-2010, 07:15 PM
Isn't it crazy how quickly time flies? Honestly, it feels like just the other day that I was starting to prepare for Christmas! Sorry about the flight fiasco... what's your sisters screen name? I'll hitch on to her TR. :thumbsup2 I think you're right about HP being crazy crowded at Universal. We'll just have to add it on to our whenever-Fantasyland-is-finished trip.

We have a Disney on Ice coming here in March that Ariana and I will be going to -- its the Princess Classics one! And then Beauty and the Beast the broadway show is coming here too. :banana:

brookelizabeth
02-02-2010, 12:37 AM
8 hours?!?! Ugh. I hope she writes about that ordeal! :headache:

April will be here before we know it! And I'm welcoming it with OPEN ARMS, good-bye snow! :rotfl:

Love your gifts! The Vinylmation Jungle Cruise Mickey is awesome!!!!

wdwgirl03
02-02-2010, 07:50 AM
Yay for Disney gifts!!! We saw a DOI show in Sep. that was phenomenal!! Which show is coming? We saw Worlds of Fantasy!!

The one coming this year is the Princess Classics. Last year we saw the 100 Years of Magic show which was cool because it had so many different characters!

Isn't it crazy how quickly time flies? Honestly, it feels like just the other day that I was starting to prepare for Christmas! Sorry about the flight fiasco... what's your sisters screen name? I'll hitch on to her TR. :thumbsup2 I think you're right about HP being crazy crowded at Universal. We'll just have to add it on to our whenever-Fantasyland-is-finished trip.

We have a Disney on Ice coming here in March that Ariana and I will be going to -- its the Princess Classics one! And then Beauty and the Beast the broadway show is coming here too. :banana:

I know, it is crazy. My sister's screen name is *DisneyDreamer...her PTR is right here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2216069&page=5

That is cool about Beauty and the Beast coming too! The Lion King came here a couple years ago and that was amazing. :thumbsup2 The show coming here is also the Princess Classics, so if we go I'll be sure to post a review of it!

8 hours?!?! Ugh. I hope she writes about that ordeal! :headache:

April will be here before we know it! And I'm welcoming it with OPEN ARMS, good-bye snow! :rotfl:

Love your gifts! The Vinylmation Jungle Cruise Mickey is awesome!!!!

Oh, I'm sure she'll be writing about that. My other sister and I were kinda freaking out when they said their plane had "mechanical problems." :scared1:

You know, around here we haven't really had too much snow, knock on wood. Though it did snow a little overnight.

Thanks! I couldn't believe I actually got the Mickey I wanted. :yay:

wdwgirl03
02-02-2010, 06:42 PM
EXCITING NEWS!!

I was just informed that we have reservations for this December, right after Christmas! :dance3::dance3::dance3: Yippee!!! Of course I had to share the news right away. hehe Since you can only book at your home resort 11 months out they're at Saratoga Springs...and if we do end up keeping/using them I doubt we'll be able to switch like we have for some of our recent trips (not that I mind, I love SSR! :goodvibes). Just wanted to share! :thumbsup2

Mickey_Mom
02-02-2010, 07:03 PM
Yay! :cheer2: Yay! :cheer2:

It's not when I'm going :sad1:.... but yay! :cheer2:

RachelNinja
02-02-2010, 10:07 PM
Yay for souvenirs! I don't think I'll be taking time to see the fairies, but I just got a trip journal with the Fairies on it because they're so pretty! I'll post it eventually on my PTR (probably the weekend) when my life slows down. Also, a big woohoo for getting the JC Vinylmation you wanted! Haha, what are the chances!!!

Angies1274
02-02-2010, 10:19 PM
Love the Disney gifts!!:thumbsup2 Especially, the Jungle Cruise Vinylmation Mickey!! That's so cool!!!

YAY!! for another trip!!! How exciting!!:yay::woohoo::yay:

ladybugmom
02-02-2010, 11:25 PM
:santa: YAY for a December trip!! Whoo hooo!!! :santa:

OhioDisneyLover
02-03-2010, 08:16 AM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Woo Hoo for December booking!!!!!!!!!!

:dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3:

Jennifer48
02-03-2010, 12:59 PM
Congrats on the booking! :woohoo:

tinkgurl
02-03-2010, 02:26 PM
Another trip! Awesome news girl! Now we're both going twice this year! :dance3:

wdwgirl03
02-04-2010, 07:47 AM
Yay! :cheer2: Yay! :cheer2:

It's not when I'm going :sad1:.... but yay! :cheer2:

Aww, that is kind of sad! When are you going again?

Yay for souvenirs! I don't think I'll be taking time to see the fairies, but I just got a trip journal with the Fairies on it because they're so pretty! I'll post it eventually on my PTR (probably the weekend) when my life slows down. Also, a big woohoo for getting the JC Vinylmation you wanted! Haha, what are the chances!!!

Oh cool about the journal! I think the fairies are some of my new favorite characters. They are so cute! haha, I know, seriously...I was pretty excited when I opened up that box. I'm usually not that lucky. :rolleyes:

Love the Disney gifts!!:thumbsup2 Especially, the Jungle Cruise Vinylmation Mickey!! That's so cool!!!

YAY!! for another trip!!! How exciting!!:yay::woohoo::yay:

Thanks! It's always fun to get a little bit of Disney magic. :cloud9:

I can't wait!

:santa: YAY for a December trip!! Whoo hooo!!! :santa:

:woohoo::woohoo: Gotta love Disney at Christmas!

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Woo Hoo for December booking!!!!!!!!!!

:dance3::dance3::dance3:

:dance3: Now when we get home after our April trip we'll have something to look forward to.

Congrats on the booking! :woohoo:

Thank you!

Another trip! Awesome news girl! Now we're both going twice this year! :dance3:

Woo hoo, yes we are! I love it! :thumbsup2

meeko_33785
02-04-2010, 09:22 AM
That's exciting. It's always nice when you've got multiple trips in the works. Is your whole family going to going on this trip?

leamom2princesses
02-04-2010, 01:20 PM
Congrats on the December trip! Sounds wonderful to me. :goodvibes

Mickey_Mom
02-04-2010, 02:53 PM
Aww, that is kind of sad! When are you going again?

November 28th to December 5th ... -ish. :laughing: I may tweak a day or so once the air fares come out.

wdwgirl03
02-04-2010, 05:57 PM
That's exciting. It's always nice when you've got multiple trips in the works. Is your whole family going to going on this trip?

Yes it is, it makes coming home easier when you already know you'll be going back. :laughing: I don't know if everyone will be going. My mom usually doesn't like to travel after the holidays and my dad was saying something about going before Christmas for a couple days. It might end up just being my sisters and me but we'll see!

Congrats on the December trip! Sounds wonderful to me. :goodvibes

Thanks! It is a busy time but we've done it before and it's still always lots of fun. :thumbsup2

November 28th to December 5th ... -ish. :laughing: I may tweak a day or so once the air fares come out.

Ooh, that'll be nice I bet. When we went in Dec. '08 (middle of the month) the crowds were so low...it was awesome.

brookelizabeth
02-04-2010, 09:31 PM
CONGRATS on the December trip!!!! :dance3: That is VERY exciting! I know you've been wishing for one, and now it's on the books! Are you doing the week after Christmas to NYE?

wdwgirl03
02-05-2010, 07:47 AM
CONGRATS on the December trip!!!! :dance3: That is VERY exciting! I know you've been wishing for one, and now it's on the books! Are you doing the week after Christmas to NYE?

Yeah, we've got about a week and a half blocked off, though we definitely won't use all those dates. But atleast we have something until we decide exactly when we want to go. :thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
02-05-2010, 08:28 AM
Happy Friday! Did anybody else's week fly by?! I can't believe how fast it went by. And I also can't believe that our trip is only 60 days away! Yeah!

I thought I'd share a couple more details about our December trip. Like I said, we'll be going after Christmas. As of right now, we have 2 studios booked at Saratoga Springs for December 27-January 5, 2011 (OMG, that is weird to write!). That's kind of a long time but we won't keep all those dates. Just have to decide when everyone wants to go!

So since our April trip is 60 days away, I thought I'd do another Top Ten list too! Whenever we go to Disney World there are always those familiar sights as well as sounds. For this list I present...

Sarah's Top Ten Theme Park Songs!
(Click on the title if you want to hear the songs!)

10. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
OK, so technically this isn't a Disney song but whenever I hear it I can't help thinking about Rock 'N Roller Coaster (and I know I'm not the only one!). LOL!

9. Golden Dream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXcs3vQGr9o)
You can't help but feel a bit patriotic when you hear this song (atleast I can't). And in the show the part that especially gets me is when they have the clips from JFK's speech, MLK, and the moon landing. Amazing.

8. Remember the Magic Parade song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-z95j-etnY)
I included the RTM parade in my Top Ten of extinct attractions and one of the reasons was because of the soundtrack. I don't know what it is about Disney music but they sure know how to make happy, feel-good songs!

7. Fantasmic Finale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-k6NeEjMpw)
Gotta love when Mickey defeats all the villains! Some imagination, huh?! :teeth:

6. Wishes soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_f8v2R7Bnk&feature=PlayList&p=437E66FCF3E05C4F&index=0)
The first time I saw Wishes it was the last night of our trip (I think in April '05) and of course I was not looking forward to leaving. Let's just say I sobbed during the show. :rolleyes1 Well, even though I was bummed I ended up buying the soundtrack before we left and I'm so glad I got it! I love the medley of all those classic Disney songs. Awesome!

5. We Go On (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--IqAK9jFF0)
I love the lyrics of this song...it's just very inspirational. Not gonna lie, I've gotten a bit misty-eyed at this one before...:rolleyes:

4. One Little Spark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZPkPtxkgPY)
I really miss this one from the original Journey into Imagination. Now whenever I hear it I think of being on the bus arriving at Epcot. :thumbsup2

3. Magic Kingdom Opening Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpzi6ym94D0)
For those of you who have never been to MK for rope drop, YOU HAVE TO GO!!! The show, along with the soundtrack, is so cheerful you can't help smiling. :)

2. Splash Mountain Medley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohtPZSMcFDA)
Another song that reminds me of one of my favorite attractions. I always love it when we're on the ride and people start singing along to Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah!

1. Soarin'! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuDwOSsZe3E)
There's just something about the Soarin' theme that I love. I think the best part is when they lower the hang glider and you're about to take off. I found the song somewhere online a while ago so now I can listen to it on my iPod and picture being on the ride. :goodvibes

tinkgurl
02-05-2010, 10:25 AM
Your December trip will be so much fun! Saratoga Springs seems like such a nice Resort! And I loved their walk-in pool by the main building!

Oooh what a fun list!

I love that 'Remember the Magic' parade song! It always gets in my head!

The Fantasmic music always gives me goosebumps while we're there.

Of course, Wishes gives me goosebumps too! :laughing: When we're standing there watching Wishes, that's a moment I wish would last forever.

klacey1
02-05-2010, 04:10 PM
Love the list!!
Completely agree- Wishes gets me misty every time! And Splash Mountain-- just brings a smile to the face!!

Mickey_Mom
02-05-2010, 06:44 PM
I LOVE this list! Every Aerosmith song reminds me of the Rock N Roller Coaster :rotfl: ! Soarin would be my favorite too and that part of Fantasmic always makes me sniff back the tears. All those characters on the boats!

The Splash Mountain song was a hoot to listen to... my head was bopping back and forth. :music: I think I'm going to get me some Disney soundtracks for my van. :thumbsup2

RachelNinja
02-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Love the new list! Out of all of it, I immediately clicked on the Splash Mountain Medley for some reason. It's strange because even though I really enjoy the ride, that's the one that gets me nervous. I'm still going to get Weird to go on it though! My thing lately is listening to park audio like this because I want to be able to sing it while there. Haha, that probably sounds weird of me. I'm determined to learn at least the beginning of "Walking Down the Middle of Main Street," but I listen to these things when I do my lesson plans, so I'm never paying attention to the words! I guess that's what I have to do in the time before my trip!

Still hoping that somehow, somewhere, our paths will cross :hug:

RachelNinja
02-05-2010, 08:36 PM
For those of you who have never been to MK for rope drop, YOU HAVE TO GO!!! The show, along with the soundtrack, is so cheerful you can't help smiling. :)

I'm one of those people who has never been to MK to see the opening show! I never watched it on YouTube either because a lot of recordings are bad. But I clicked the one you posted and at one point, I started getting misty-eyed! Haha, I can't help but laugh at myself, but wow, it really was so magical! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and smiling like a goon. Thanks Sarah, hehe ;)

jenniferkeala808
02-06-2010, 12:55 AM
i'm here! can't wait to hear more!!

Angies1274
02-06-2010, 08:23 AM
Great new list!!! Love the Wishes soundtrack and the Magic Kingdom Opening Song!!!:lovestruc I agree!! We love MK at rope drop....it's a must see!!!;)

It's so funny.. we have listened to that Splash Mountain Melody a ton of times on You tube!! It's one of the boys favorite rides so they are always so excited to hear it!! Thanks for posting it....we had fun listening to it again!!!:goodvibes

wdwgirl03
02-06-2010, 10:37 AM
Your December trip will be so much fun! Saratoga Springs seems like such a nice Resort! And I loved their walk-in pool by the main building!

Oooh what a fun list!

I love that 'Remember the Magic' parade song! It always gets in my head!

The Fantasmic music always gives me goosebumps while we're there.

Of course, Wishes gives me goosebumps too! :laughing: When we're standing there watching Wishes, that's a moment I wish would last forever.

We love SSR! After all, it is our home resort. :thumbsup2 Believe it or not I haven't even been in that pool yet. :rolleyes1

Glad you liked the list!

Love the list!!
Completely agree- Wishes gets me misty every time! And Splash Mountain-- just brings a smile to the face!!

There's just something about those kids' voices that get me...

I LOVE this list! Every Aerosmith song reminds me of the Rock N Roller Coaster :rotfl: ! Soarin would be my favorite too and that part of Fantasmic always makes me sniff back the tears. All those characters on the boats!

The Splash Mountain song was a hoot to listen to... my head was bopping back and forth. :music: I think I'm going to get me some Disney soundtracks for my van. :thumbsup2

LOL, that's funny about all the Aerosmith songs. We have the Aerosmith Guitar Hero and it's funny because "Walk this Way" is one of the songs on it.

You should definitely get some of the soundtracks! I think between my sisters and I we have pretty much all of them. :thumbsup2

Love the new list! Out of all of it, I immediately clicked on the Splash Mountain Medley for some reason. It's strange because even though I really enjoy the ride, that's the one that gets me nervous. I'm still going to get Weird to go on it though! My thing lately is listening to park audio like this because I want to be able to sing it while there. Haha, that probably sounds weird of me. I'm determined to learn at least the beginning of "Walking Down the Middle of Main Street," but I listen to these things when I do my lesson plans, so I'm never paying attention to the words! I guess that's what I have to do in the time before my trip!

Still hoping that somehow, somewhere, our paths will cross :hug:

hahaha, I love "I'm Walking Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA." Awesome song.

I hope so too! :hug:

I'm one of those people who has never been to MK to see the opening show! I never watched it on YouTube either because a lot of recordings are bad. But I clicked the one you posted and at one point, I started getting misty-eyed! Haha, I can't help but laugh at myself, but wow, it really was so magical! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and smiling like a goon. Thanks Sarah, hehe ;)

Awww, glad you liked that video! It it a great show. :goodvibes

i'm here! can't wait to hear more!!

Hey Keala! :welcome: to my PTR!

Great new list!!! Love the Wishes soundtrack and the Magic Kingdom Opening Song!!!:lovestruc I agree!! We love MK at rope drop....it's a must see!!!;)

It's so funny.. we have listened to that Splash Mountain Melody a ton of times on You tube!! It's one of the boys favorite rides so they are always so excited to hear it!! Thanks for posting it....we had fun listening to it again!!!:goodvibes

The MK show is definitely a must-see for us too. It was so neat when we saw it for the first time. I had no idea they even did anything like that!

Glad you and your boys enjoyed the SM video!

wdwgirl03
02-07-2010, 06:11 PM
LESS THAN 2 MONTHS TO GO! :banana::banana:

Or to be more exact, 58 days. Woo hoo! I guess that means we're getting close enough to start talking about plans and what I want to do. I thought I'd start out with my favorite park, the Magic Kingdom!

Magic Kingdom Extra Magic Hours:
4/8 AM EMH
4/9 PM EMH
4/11 PM EMH

Since we're going during a peak season, the PM EMH mean the park will be open until 2:00 am. :scared1:

If you've read any of my other reports, you'll know that my family is not OCD when it comes to planning. We usually have a general idea of where we'll go each day and what we want to do. Usually we'll go to the Magic Kingdom on our first full day there and then a couple other times during the trip. There are also 2 evening extra magic hours during the time we're there so we might do one of those since we've never done PM EMH before (we're usually up early and in bed early!). We've also got an ADR for Tony's which will be awesome. :thumbsup2

Now for the attractions list. These are the absolute must-dos, aka attractions we never miss:

:wizard:Space Mountain...looking forward to seeing the newly refurbed version, even though I hear it's nothing special.
:wizard:Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
:wizard:Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
:wizard:Splash Mountain
:wizard:Pirates of the Caribbean
:wizard:Jungle Cruise
:wizard:Haunted Mansion

So along with the can't miss attractions, here are some of the other things I want to do (aka things we might not always do):
:wizard:Peter Pan's Flight
:wizard:Dumbo the Flying Elephant...I can't remember the last time I went on Dumbo...kind of have to do it for nostalgia reasons. haha
:wizard:Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it Parade...we saw this in August but kind of got gipped because it got cut short due to bad weather. So I'd like to try and see this one again.
:wizard:People Mover...it's always nice to relax on the TTA. I am still pretty mad they changed the spiel though. No more "Paging Mr. Morrow..." or "Now approaching...Rockettower Plaza!" :mad:
:wizard:Snow White's Scary Adventures...we just watched Snow White last night and I think I have a new appreciation for that movie. There was a feature about how it was so groundbreaking for the time and if it weren't for that movie there might not be a Disney World. It was such a risk for Walt Disney and a lot of people thought he was really foolish for attempting a full-length animated movie. Oh, back to the ride now...haven't done it in a while so I kind of want to do it again.

And if the parks are really crowded I might consider seeing the Country Bear Jamboree (haven't seen that in AGES) or going over to Tom Sawyer Island again. Just have to be flexible! I'm sure there's other stuff I'm forgetting but that's what I've got for now!

RachelNinja
02-07-2010, 08:00 PM
I'm going to have to jot down the days for EMH so that we avoid the AM ones because I've read that the parks are crowded. Hehe, unless I can blend in and be Rachel M. ;)

I'm actually looking forward to doing Jungle Cruise this year too. Normally we skip it because we used to do it all the time when I was younger, and I guess we got bored with it or didn't want to wait. I want to look for some of those hidden things from the Hidden Magic book though! I want to see if I can hear the "I love disco" or whatever is said!

OH NO OH NO OH NO!!! I can't believe they changed the narration for the TTA! I'm so upset! That's my all-time favorite ride!!! Agh! I just listened to the new one on YouTube, and I'm thoroughly disappointed. I know I'll still like the ride itself, but the narration is definitely a big part of it. I remember the first time I heard the Mr. Morrow part ... I was so excited that I had heard and I giggled about it for so long!

Weird and I recently watched Snow White too! I too am looking forward to the ride because now I'll actually know the scenes, haha. And I also recently read a kiddie version of Walt's biography, so I learned about the movie gamble too! It'll be fun to ride it ... though I know I might still be a little scared, haha.

I know I have way too much stuff on my list of to do things ... it's pretty much everything! Except maybe Space Mountain (I'm just not crazy about it, although I would like to ride it just because of the refurb) and definitely NOT Country Bear because of the buffalo head on the wall. But it might be a wise idea to list the must-dos so I can prioritize!

Mickey_Mom
02-07-2010, 09:05 PM
Oooh, park plans. :cool1: Yeah I've heard Space Mountain is jerky now but I can't wait to check it out anyway. And TTA... always a great way to take a break.

We haven't seen the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It parade yet either.... we assumed we'd see it on our second MK day and then it got rained out. :sad2: We still haven't been to TSI or seen the Country Bear Jamorbee... four trips and still so much to do!!:thumbsup2

:woohoo: for under two months!!

Angies1274
02-07-2010, 10:06 PM
Great plans!!:thumbsup2 We're excited to ride Space Mountain trip!! This will be our first time riding it...it went down the week we were there last April.:sad2:

The Move it! Shake it! Celebrate it! Parade is so much fun!! The music is so catchy!!;)

I think we are going to try Tom Sawyer Island this trip. Another new thing for us! I think the boys will really like it!!:thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
02-08-2010, 08:23 AM
I'm going to have to jot down the days for EMH so that we avoid the AM ones because I've read that the parks are crowded. Hehe, unless I can blend in and be Rachel M. ;)

I'm actually looking forward to doing Jungle Cruise this year too. Normally we skip it because we used to do it all the time when I was younger, and I guess we got bored with it or didn't want to wait. I want to look for some of those hidden things from the Hidden Magic book though! I want to see if I can hear the "I love disco" or whatever is said!

OH NO OH NO OH NO!!! I can't believe they changed the narration for the TTA! I'm so upset! That's my all-time favorite ride!!! Agh! I just listened to the new one on YouTube, and I'm thoroughly disappointed. I know I'll still like the ride itself, but the narration is definitely a big part of it. I remember the first time I heard the Mr. Morrow part ... I was so excited that I had heard and I giggled about it for so long!

Weird and I recently watched Snow White too! I too am looking forward to the ride because now I'll actually know the scenes, haha. And I also recently read a kiddie version of Walt's biography, so I learned about the movie gamble too! It'll be fun to ride it ... though I know I might still be a little scared, haha.

I know I have way too much stuff on my list of to do things ... it's pretty much everything! Except maybe Space Mountain (I'm just not crazy about it, although I would like to ride it just because of the refurb) and definitely NOT Country Bear because of the buffalo head on the wall. But it might be a wise idea to list the must-dos so I can prioritize!

Yeah, if we don't do the AM extra magic hours we stay away from that park and go somewhere else. But it is worth going to get that extra hour in.

I am still rereading my Hidden Magic book and making notes of stuff I want to look for!

I can't believe they changed the narration either. When I read that in Celebrations, I was like WHAT?!?! :mad::mad: Dad said the new one is pretty lame. Ugh. Why do they always ruin the good stuff? OK not always but that was classic!

That witch in the Snow White ride is kind of creepy. LOL!

I'd like to do almost everything too but if we don't, oh well. More reason to go back, right?

Oooh, park plans. :cool1: Yeah I've heard Space Mountain is jerky now but I can't wait to check it out anyway. And TTA... always a great way to take a break.

We haven't seen the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It parade yet either.... we assumed we'd see it on our second MK day and then it got rained out. :sad2: We still haven't been to TSI or seen the Country Bear Jamorbee... four trips and still so much to do!!:thumbsup2

:woohoo: for under two months!!

I agree about TTA but I am still super bummed about the new narration. :sad2:

Isn't that why going to WDW is so great? Even though we've been there so many times we haven't done everything either!

Great plans!!:thumbsup2 We're excited to ride Space Mountain trip!! This will be our first time riding it...it went down the week we were there last April.:sad2:

The Move it! Shake it! Celebrate it! Parade is so much fun!! The music is so catchy!!;)

I think we are going to try Tom Sawyer Island this trip. Another new thing for us! I think the boys will really like it!!:thumbsup2

Oooh, that'll be exciting riding SM for the first time! Such a fun ride. :thumbsup2

haha, I know, when we saw it in August I had that Hannah Montana song stuck in my head for hours afterward. :rotfl:

We did TSI a couple years ago and it was fun. Some of the caves were kinda scary though. LOL.

calderli
02-08-2010, 12:57 PM
OK, so as promised here comes my next Top Ten list!

As you know all to well by now, we've been going to Disney World as long as I can remember. We went for the first time when I was five years old :eek: and each time we go I love it even more. Since we've taken so many trips, we've seen a lot of attractions come and go. I thought for this list I'd share some of my favorite attractions of years past. So here goes...click on the name of the attraction to see a youtube video!

Sarah's Top Ten Extinct Disney attractions!

10. Mousekemaze
This was a little attraction in Mickey's Starland that my sisters and I loved. It was basically a kid-sized maze with these water spouts in them and everyone would run around trying to cover up the spouts. LOL! Really pointless but hey, we were little and thought it was a blast. I'll have to see if I can find the picture of me in it and upload it.

9. Pasta Piazza
OK, so this is not really an attraction, just a restaurant at Epcot. It used to be where the Electric Umbrella is now and it was sooo good. Best part was Mickey shaped pasta. :thumbsup2

8. Mickey's Starland Show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqOE5SmtwT0&feature=PlayList&p=AF5854589C39CBDD&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=18)
Before Toontown Fair came about, it was called Mickey's Starland. We saw this show on one of our first trips and being that I was 5 or so, I LOVED this show...it was pretty much based off all the old Disney Afternoon shows like Gummi Bears and Tale Spin. I was so obsessed with the girl who was the host (strangely enough, I think her name was Stacy! haha! ETA: OK, just watched some of the video, the girl's name was not Stacy it was CJ. CJ, Stacy, sounds kind of the same...:rolleyes:) that I kind of wanted to be her. I couldn't wait to go see it again on our next trip so I could see her. Well, guess what they decided to do? Get a new girl! :rolleyes: That definitely disappointed me.

7. Aladdin Parade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2d6YsC0MPo)
In the early-mid '90s MGM always had parades for the newest movies. I remember them having other parades for Mulan and Toy Story. The Aladdin one was fun. It had some neat floats, like the elephant version of Abu with Aladdin and Jasmine riding atop on the magic carpet. If you've ever seen the Full House episodes in Disney World, the huge genie that Michelle awakens to become "princess for a day" was in that parade. :rotfl:

6. Legend of the Lion King (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrfhR0Cx3WE&feature=related)
Formerly where Philharmagic is now. LOTLK was an amazing show that featured HUGE puppets and it of course told the story of The Lion King.

5. The Skyway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGlRPdYyzw)
Kind of like the TTA, it was just one of those relaxing rides. Plus it was pretty cool getting to see the Magic Kingdom from the air!

4. Tapestry of Dreams Parade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76puPqtXFqQ)
We only saw this once but it was such a cool parade with all those larger-than-life puppets. And again, it had a great soundtrack!

3. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CtBFmVN02I)
Mr. Toad isn't totally extinct since they still have it at Disneyland but I still miss it at Disney World. Don't get me wrong, I love The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh but Mr. Toad's Wild Ride was a classic! The one scene I remember the most is where you're in your car and get "hit" by a train! :eek:

2. Remember the Magic Parade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOsX44fIly4&feature=related)
This was the parade for Disney World's 25th anniversary and I think this might be when I first really got the Disney bug. Not really sure why but I think the song might've had something to do with it. Soooo cute. "Your heart could just take wing, you could live out all your dreams, no matter how no matter when, you reach that world again...it's like a dream come true, that lives inside of you...it's time to remember the magic!" Totally random but I have the song on my ipod and was listening to it the other day, thinking how I am so going to go to Disney World when they have their 50th anniversary. haha!

1. The Original Journey Into Imagination!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI2VcQRMOM0)
As we all know there have been a couple refurbishments to this attraction but NEITHER of them compare to the original with Dreamfinder and of course Figment! For those of you who never got to see that version, trust me, it was AWESOME! Plus the old version of the ImageWorks (kind of like the What If? Labs they have now or whatever the heck they're called) was way better. The things I remember the most was a station where you could do a computer painting of Figment and/or Dreamfinder and then these huge pin tables...don't know what you'd call them but they had these pins on them that when you pushed on them they'd move and you could make handprints and stuff. Ahhh I miss it. :sad2: Definitely tops the list of Extinct Disney. :thumbsup2

In other news my sister was watching our recording of that Disney holiday show they had on HGTV and apparently said something to Dad how Disney World is so pretty at Christmas. Of course now he thinks that it is my doing and trying to get other people to go. He said something to Mom about how some of us want to go next December...so we will see what happens...popcorn::

Ahh the good ole days. There are so many things here that I forgot about, but really miss now....

Bridora
02-09-2010, 12:22 AM
Great list! :thumbsup2

I so want to do Magic Kingdom rope drop. But we always do Evening EMH, so we sleep past opening hours...Maybe I'll sneak out early one day just to watch the opening show and then sneak back to bed. It could work...:confused3

wdwgirl03
02-09-2010, 07:49 AM
Ahh the good ole days. There are so many things here that I forgot about, but really miss now....

I know, I wish they still had some of those old attractions. :sad2:

Great list! :thumbsup2

I so want to do Magic Kingdom rope drop. But we always do Evening EMH, so we sleep past opening hours...Maybe I'll sneak out early one day just to watch the opening show and then sneak back to bed. It could work...:confused3

Thanks! You should definitely try to get to early EMH atleast once. It's worth it!

tinkgurl
02-09-2010, 11:15 AM
Ahhh the MK...:cloud9: You know we love evening EMH's-and have been there all the way until 2 a.m. before! :laughing:

I am SO mad they changed the People Mover spiel. :sad2: It was so good! And we loved saying all the lines along with the guy. Guess I'll just have to go to youtube for my "old" People Mover fix. :rolleyes:

Oooh an ADR at Tony's! :woohoo: Yum, yum, yum! I love the spaghetti there- yes, how original I am! :rotfl:

I can't wait to see the changes to Space either. Although, I've heard it's nothing special too. Bummer. It was closed for ALL that time.

About Snow White- they really need to update that ride. They could do so many awesome things with it!

wdwgirl03
02-10-2010, 08:11 AM
Ahhh the MK...:cloud9: You know we love evening EMH's-and have been there all the way until 2 a.m. before! :laughing:

I am SO mad they changed the People Mover spiel. :sad2: It was so good! And we loved saying all the lines along with the guy. Guess I'll just have to go to youtube for my "old" People Mover fix. :rolleyes:

Oooh an ADR at Tony's! :woohoo: Yum, yum, yum! I love the spaghetti there- yes, how original I am! :rotfl:

I can't wait to see the changes to Space either. Although, I've heard it's nothing special too. Bummer. It was closed for ALL that time.

About Snow White- they really need to update that ride. They could do so many awesome things with it!

haha, I don't even know if I could make it until 2 am! But it would be kinda cool.

Ugh, me too! I told my sister that and didn't think she'd react the way she did. She couldn't believe it either. She agreed that it's classic. I should try to rip it off youtube and put it on my ipod...:rolleyes1

Hey, I am probably going to get spaghetti and meatballs at Tony's...nothing wrong with that!

Yeah, it seems like the most exciting part of the updates is the games in the line. :confused3 Oh well, I still love Space Mountain!

Maybe they'll update Snow White with the Fantasyland makeover. haha

brookelizabeth
02-10-2010, 02:25 PM
I am one of those that still haven't seen rope drop either! For ANY park. :laughing: I started to watch your video link of MK's opening due to RachelNinja's praise of the video...but had to stop it. I started to get goosebumps within a minute of watching it and want to save it as a surprise for someday when I do make it! :rotfl: I'm determined on our next trip. Even if I'll be there alone, without Joe, he can catch up later! I'M GONNA SEE IT!

I didn't mind the new spiel on the TTA. It was different, the voice is cheesier....not monotone. I like the old one better, but the new one has it's own flair. He also calls it the Wedway Peoplemover! My FIL took video of almost the whole ride, which I'll include on my TR whenever I get that far in it...:rolleyes:

The days are gonna fly by for you now! Pretty soon you'll be able to say "I'm going to Disney THIS MONTH!" :yay:

wdwgirl03
02-11-2010, 08:01 AM
I am one of those that still haven't seen rope drop either! For ANY park. :laughing: I started to watch your video link of MK's opening due to RachelNinja's praise of the video...but had to stop it. I started to get goosebumps within a minute of watching it and want to save it as a surprise for someday when I do make it! :rotfl: I'm determined on our next trip. Even if I'll be there alone, without Joe, he can catch up later! I'M GONNA SEE IT!

I didn't mind the new spiel on the TTA. It was different, the voice is cheesier....not monotone. I like the old one better, but the new one has it's own flair. He also calls it the Wedway Peoplemover! My FIL took video of almost the whole ride, which I'll include on my TR whenever I get that far in it...:rolleyes:

The days are gonna fly by for you now! Pretty soon you'll be able to say "I'm going to Disney THIS MONTH!" :yay:

Yes, you have to see it! It's even better in person!

It'll be interesting to hear the new one. I did find a video on youtube of it but stopped about halfway through (partly because I didn't really like it and partly because the video kept stopping :rotfl:). I have a feeling I'll still prefer the old one. Oh well.

I know, it's crazy! So excited. That week is going to be pretty good...Easter on Sunday, Brewers home opener on Monday, and then Disney World on Tuesday! :cool1:

brookelizabeth
02-11-2010, 03:24 PM
I know, it's crazy! So excited. That week is going to be pretty good...Easter on Sunday, Brewers home opener on Monday, and then Disney World on Tuesday! :cool1:

:rotfl: sounds like your kind of week! Hopefully the Brewers will win to make it even more special for you!

wdwgirl03
02-11-2010, 05:33 PM
:rotfl: sounds like your kind of week! Hopefully the Brewers will win to make it even more special for you!

haha, that's right! I hope they win too. :thumbsup2

jenbear123
02-11-2010, 10:40 PM
Wow, wow, wow. I love the format of your PTR. Top Ten Lists, gotta love 'em :thumbsup2 Never thought of doing that. Your plans for MK look solid. I'd have to agree on one of your Theme Park songs. I always tear up during "We Go On", especially since I got the CD. As you know, Bubba has been in Disney for almost a year and I miss her terribly. So the song makes me think of her and just being in Disney. Sigh, I miss it! Can't wait to go back! I love your PTR though. Makes me think of ideas for my own :idea:

cbg1027
02-12-2010, 12:14 AM
Another fun top ten from Sarah! I looove the finale from Fantasmic!

Wow less than 2 months....and another countdown to start as well....is it possible to have an addiction to Disney World? I think quite a few of us on here probably do. :rotfl:

wdwgirl03
02-12-2010, 07:57 AM
Wow, wow, wow. I love the format of your PTR. Top Ten Lists, gotta love 'em :thumbsup2 Never thought of doing that. Your plans for MK look solid. I'd have to agree on one of your Theme Park songs. I always tear up during "We Go On", especially since I got the CD. As you know, Bubba has been in Disney for almost a year and I miss her terribly. So the song makes me think of her and just being in Disney. Sigh, I miss it! Can't wait to go back! I love your PTR though. Makes me think of ideas for my own :idea:

Hey Jen! Welcome to my PTR! Glad you enjoyed all my lists...we don't do a lot of advanced planning so I thought that would be a good way to keep this more entertaining.

Are you ready for your trip?! What is it now, only 8 days??? :thumbsup2

Another fun top ten from Sarah! I looove the finale from Fantasmic!

Wow less than 2 months....and another countdown to start as well....is it possible to have an addiction to Disney World? I think quite a few of us on here probably do. :rotfl:

Me too, it's so great when everyone starts cheering for Mickey. So cute!

haha, I will be the first to admit I have a WDW addiction. :rolleyes1 That's why I had to share on here when we booked for December...I knew some people would get it. :laughing:

jenbear123
02-12-2010, 04:45 PM
8 days and counting :hyper: I can hardly wait! Now as long as we don't get a huge dumping of snow the night before I leave, I'll be a happy camper :thumbsup2 Too bad we'll miss eachother by a couple of weeks in April. It's such a good time of the year to go to Disney, isn't it?

wdwgirl03
02-12-2010, 05:55 PM
8 days and counting :hyper: I can hardly wait! Now as long as we don't get a huge dumping of snow the night before I leave, I'll be a happy camper :thumbsup2 Too bad we'll miss eachother by a couple of weeks in April. It's such a good time of the year to go to Disney, isn't it?

Ugh, that would stink if that happened. That's the one thing that always worries me when we go after Christmas. April is a great time to go! I can't wait! :yay:

wdwgirl03
02-12-2010, 06:03 PM
TGIF, DIS friends!

No update right now but we're down to 53 days. Soon it'll be 50 days and then we'll be in the 40s and time is going to fly by! Hopefully I'll have some more park plans done soon but in the mean time I am getting PSYCHED for the Olympics! :banana::banana::banana: Can't wait for the Opening Ceremony. Anyone else excited for tonight?! :thumbsup2 Hmm, I should figure out how many days we'll have left once the Olympics are over...

Have a great weekend!

:wizard:Sarah

jenbear123
02-12-2010, 06:53 PM
I'm excited for the Olympics!!!! :woohoo: Too bad someone already died :sad2:

leamom2princesses
02-12-2010, 07:46 PM
You are getting really close Sarah! I love the Olympics too!!

Bridora
02-12-2010, 10:32 PM
We DVR'd the Opening Ceremonies and are watching them now. Wasn't that awful about the Georgian luger?

:goodvibes You'll be at 50 days before you know it!

wdwgirl03
02-13-2010, 09:56 AM
I'm excited for the Olympics!!!! :woohoo: Too bad someone already died :sad2:

OMG, I know. So sad! :sad2:

You are getting really close Sarah! I love the Olympics too!!

I usually like the summer ones better but the winter ones have grown on me. Can't wait for figure skating and snowboarding!

We DVR'd the Opening Ceremonies and are watching them now. Wasn't that awful about the Georgian luger?

:goodvibes You'll be at 50 days before you know it!

I can't believe that luger died. :sad1: So scary when they showed the video of him crashing. I felt so bad when the Georgian team came into the stadium.

So close to 50 days!

brookelizabeth
02-15-2010, 01:36 AM
This next statement will show you how out of touch with the real world this mommy gets:

I had NO idea the Olympics were on until Joe came home and asked if I was watching them yesterday.

:rolleyes:

I love watching them! I gotta look over the schedule to figure out when the stuff is that I like to watch is!

wdwgirl03
02-15-2010, 07:56 AM
This next statement will show you how out of touch with the real world this mommy gets:

I had NO idea the Olympics were on until Joe came home and asked if I was watching them yesterday.

:rolleyes:

I love watching them! I gotta look over the schedule to figure out when the stuff is that I like to watch is!

LOL, oh no! Atleast you know now. ;) It's always so interesting watching them. Yesterday they had the biathalon and the nordic combined events on (both things I would probably never watch otherwise) but I was kind of getting into them. So cool the US won their first ever medal in the nordic combined. :thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
02-15-2010, 08:13 AM
50 days!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I had fun watching the Olympics when I could. I'll have to start posting more park plans soon but in the meantime here are some non-Disney related activities that are going to help make the next month and a half go even faster:

:upsidedow Watching the Olympics!! There's still nearly 2 weeks left and I just figured out that when they're over we'll be only 37 days away from Disney World. Woo hoo! Go Team USA. :thumbsup2

:upsidedow End of basketball season...it's hard to believe the season is getting close to being over. There's only a couple more home games (if you don't know we have season tickets for MU!). Hopefully they'll be able to pull out a couple more wins to make the NCAA Tournament. :thumbsup2

:upsidedow Danny Gokey concert! As you all probably know too, we love American Idol and our hometown boy Danny Gokey! It was just announced that he's going to be having a concert downtown on March 6 that's free with the purchase of his new album. My sisters and I would like to go to that but who knows how many people will show up. So we'll see!

:upsidedow Birthday week. My family celebrates a bunch of birthdays really close together...my dad, sister, and I all have our birthdays within 3 days of each other. :) I just realized mine is less than a month away. :eek:

:upsidedow NCAA Tournament. The first and second rounds of the men's basketball tournament are here again and we were able to get tickets. I'm hoping I'll be able to go...

up next: Epcot plans!

brewcrew80
02-15-2010, 10:05 AM
50 days!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I had fun watching the Olympics when I could. I'll have to start posting more park plans soon but in the meantime here are some non-Disney related activities that are going to help make the next month and a half go even faster:

:upsidedow Watching the Olympics!! There's still nearly 2 weeks left and I just figured out that when they're over we'll be only 37 days away from Disney World. Woo hoo! Go Team USA. :thumbsup2

:upsidedow End of basketball season...it's hard to believe the season is getting close to being over. There's only a couple more home games (if you don't know we have season tickets for MU!). Hopefully they'll be able to pull out a couple more wins to make the NCAA Tournament. :thumbsup2

:upsidedow Danny Gokey concert! As you all probably know too, we love American Idol and our hometown boy Danny Gokey! It was just announced that he's going to be having a concert downtown on March 6 that's free with the purchase of his new album. My sisters and I would like to go to that but who knows how many people will show up. So we'll see!

:upsidedow Birthday week. My family celebrates a bunch of birthdays really close together...my dad, sister, and I all have our birthdays within 3 days of each other. :) I just realized mine is less than a month away. :eek:

:upsidedow NCAA Tournament. The first and second rounds of the men's basketball tournament are here again and we were able to get tickets. I'm hoping I'll be able to go...

up next: Epcot plans!

I Love the Milwaukeeness of this post.

1-Sportscenter was just talking about Marquette's tourney chances this morning. They say they're in as of now. one more big win and/or a good showing in the conference tourney, and they're good to go.

2-I have always thought going to an early round weekend of NCAA tourney games would be epically fun. and this year, it's in Milwaukee....and I'll be in Disney World :banana: well...i'll be free friday...and off of work....and my flight is leaving from Milwaukee....ugh. gonna be tempting.

OhioDisneyLover
02-15-2010, 10:24 AM
50 day dance....I dance at each "0" day........ :banana::banana::banana::banana:

MHTeacher
02-15-2010, 11:12 AM
Hi Sarah! :wave2: I realized while I was posting responses on my PTR that I had never come over to yours to visit. So here I am. :)

I've gone back and read the trip basics and it sounds like you and your Dad are going to have a blast. :goodvibes

Happy 50 Days! :dancer::dancer::dancer:

Mickey_Mom
02-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Woot! 50 days! Let's see how creative I can get......

:dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3:
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
:banana::banana::banana:
:cool1::cool1:
:cheer2:

wdwgirl03
02-15-2010, 05:39 PM
I Love the Milwaukeeness of this post.

1-Sportscenter was just talking about Marquette's tourney chances this morning. They say they're in as of now. one more big win and/or a good showing in the conference tourney, and they're good to go.

2-I have always thought going to an early round weekend of NCAA tourney games would be epically fun. and this year, it's in Milwaukee....and I'll be in Disney World :banana: well...i'll be free friday...and off of work....and my flight is leaving from Milwaukee....ugh. gonna be tempting.

haha, thanks.

I hope that would be good enough! My dad always says that as long as they win half their conference games that should be enough. Which means they need 2 more. Gonna be an interesting finish!

We went to the NCAA tournament when it was here a few years ago (when Wisconsin played here) and then we went when Marquette played in Winston-Salem. The tournament is always exciting.

50 day dance....I dance at each "0" day........ :banana::banana:

Me too! It seems like I just started counting down from 100. :eek:

Hi Sarah! :wave2: I realized while I was posting responses on my PTR that I had never come over to yours to visit. So here I am. :)

I've gone back and read the trip basics and it sounds like you and your Dad are going to have a blast. :goodvibes

Happy 50 Days! :dancer::dancer:

Hi! :welcome: to my PTR. Glad you came over.

My dad and I went to California/Disneyland a couple years ago and it was a lot of fun. Can't wait for April!

Woot! 50 days! Let's see how creative I can get......

:dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3:
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
:banana::banana::banana:
:cool1::cool1:
:cheer2:

haha, love all the dancing icons!

Angies1274
02-15-2010, 05:44 PM
Yay!! for 50 days!!!!!:dance3:That's so exciting!!:yay: It sounds like you have lots of things to keep you busy to pass the time before you leave!!!:thumbsup2

wisblue
02-16-2010, 12:05 AM
haha, thanks.

I hope that would be good enough! My dad always says that as long as they win half their conference games that should be enough. Which means they need 2 more. Gonna be an interesting finish!

!

This year is going to be different because of some of the really bad losses (DePaul and NC State) and the lack of wins over good teams. MU probably has to win at least 3 of the last 6 to get to the NCAA, and none of the last 6 are gimmes.

wdwgirl03
02-16-2010, 07:59 AM
Yay!! for 50 days!!!!!:dance3:That's so exciting!!:yay: It sounds like you have lots of things to keep you busy to pass the time before you leave!!!:thumbsup2

I know, I'm ready to go now. haha

This year is going to be different because of some of the really bad losses (DePaul and NC State) and the lack of wins over good teams. MU probably has to win at least 3 of the last 6 to get to the NCAA, and none of the last 6 are gimmes.

:mad: If only some of those first few games were wins (especially Villanova...).

Bridora
02-16-2010, 09:55 AM
Me too! It seems like I just started counting down from 100. :eek:



:thumbsup2 Hope my next 50 days go by so quickly!

Sounds like you have lots of things going to occupy your time! (Geez, if someone from the "outside world" were ever to stumble upon this place, they'd think we wished our whole lives away just for a week or so spent at WDW!) :eek:

brookelizabeth
02-16-2010, 10:40 AM
Your time will FLY with all that stuff going on! :dance3:

Goofy22
02-16-2010, 11:29 PM
HI SARAH! I'm back after a Hiatus from DIS! I'm going to try and catch up! Hopefully I will! :goodvibes

wdwgirl03
02-17-2010, 07:58 AM
:thumbsup2 Hope my next 50 days go by so quickly!

Sounds like you have lots of things going to occupy your time! (Geez, if someone from the "outside world" were ever to stumble upon this place, they'd think we wished our whole lives away just for a week or so spent at WDW!) :eek:

haha, I know. They probably wouldn't just get our excitement.

Your time will FLY with all that stuff going on! :dance3:

It sure will!

HI SARAH! I'm back after a Hiatus from DIS! I'm going to try and catch up! Hopefully I will! :goodvibes

Hey Colleen! Good to see you again!! :wave2:

leamom2princesses
02-17-2010, 08:13 AM
Hi Sarah! I'm late to the party but Hooray for passing the 50 day mark! :cool1::cool1: Looks like you have some really great stuff coming up to help pass the time. :goodvibes

RachelNinja
02-17-2010, 10:22 AM
Part of me is so excited, of course, that our trips are coming up! However, there's another part of me that's kind of nervous! I feel as if I'm not prepared! I don't know what I have to prepare for, but I feel as I'm just not ready! Haha. It's silly of me to think that though because if I don't know "every" secret in the park, it doesn't matter because I'll eventually go back!

Any plans for your birthday?

Cory's Gal
02-17-2010, 04:14 PM
Hello!! Finally posting after I got all caught up on your PTR! All the countdowns and lists are awesome to read! It's so fun seeing what everyone lists as their favorites!!! The days are flying by, we don't leave until April 24th, but it seems like I blinked and now it's the middle of February!! SO awesome that you have plans to go in December already too!! Did you decide whether or not you were going to get an AP?? Thanks for all the song links too, Enchanted in one of my favorite movies, they have been playing it a lot on cable recently and even my DH likes to watch it!! My DH is from Eastern Wisconsin. I have a friend who's kids went to Marquette too! Congrats on being under 50 days!:banana::banana:
~Beth

wdwgirl03
02-17-2010, 06:15 PM
Hi Sarah! I'm late to the party but Hooray for passing the 50 day mark! :cool1::cool1: Looks like you have some really great stuff coming up to help pass the time. :goodvibes

Nah, you're not late. :) There is a lot going on in the next month and a half. And geez, today is already Ash Wednesday, that means Easter is coming up fast too! :eek:

Part of me is so excited, of course, that our trips are coming up! However, there's another part of me that's kind of nervous! I feel as if I'm not prepared! I don't know what I have to prepare for, but I feel as I'm just not ready! Haha. It's silly of me to think that though because if I don't know "every" secret in the park, it doesn't matter because I'll eventually go back!

Any plans for your birthday?

LOL, don't be nervous. The only thing that worries me is the stupid flights, especially after what happened when my parents and sister were coming home.

As of right now I don't really have any plans. We don't do anything too extravagant...maybe we'll go out for dinner. Like I said it's kinda crazy with my birthday the 12th, Dad's the 14th, and Emma's the 15th!

Hello!! Finally posting after I got all caught up on your PTR! All the countdowns and lists are awesome to read! It's so fun seeing what everyone lists as their favorites!!! The days are flying by, we don't leave until April 24th, but it seems like I blinked and now it's the middle of February!! SO awesome that you have plans to go in December already too!! Did you decide whether or not you were going to get an AP?? Thanks for all the song links too, Enchanted in one of my favorite movies, they have been playing it a lot on cable recently and even my DH likes to watch it!! My DH is from Eastern Wisconsin. I have a friend who's kids went to Marquette too! Congrats on being under 50 days!:banana::banana:
~Beth

Hi Beth! So nice to have another reader! Glad you enjoyed reading the lists I've been doing. I should do another one soon...haha.

I'm excited we made reservations for December. It's such an awesome time to go despite the crowds. I still haven't decided as to what kind of park ticket I'm going to get. But I better get moving seeing as how fast the time is going (and I have my Disney Visa Rewards card to use!).

I think I saw in another PTR I'm reading that your DH is from Wisconsin. Yay for more Marquette people! When did they graduate?

I know I've looked at your PTR too...I'll have to head back over there because I can't remember if I posted or not! :confused3

Brave teacher
02-17-2010, 11:19 PM
Hey Sarah! I have been neglectful lately, but I wanted to let you know that I am reading to get caught up again.

wdwgirl03
02-18-2010, 07:57 AM
Hey Sarah! I have been neglectful lately, but I wanted to let you know that I am reading to get caught up again.

Yay, glad you're still with me! :) :thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
02-19-2010, 05:38 PM
Happy Friday! I don't know about you but I'm glad it's the weekend! I've been staying up a little too late these past couple of nights celebrating a friend's last day of work and watching the Olympics. :banana: It'll be nice to have a couple days off.

Anyways, I thought it might be a good time to post some more park plans.

Epcot Plans!

Epcot Extra Magic Hours
4/6 9:00 pm-12:00 am
4/8 9:00 pm-12:00 am

Just looked at the schedule and there are no morning EMH while we're there. Don't know if we'll do the PM ones then. We'll see.

I'm sure we'll go over to Epcot atleast twice (it'll be nice having that fifth full day to visit parks!). Must-dos at Epcot include:

:wizard: Test Track
:wizard: Soarin...as you know from my Top Ten list, one of my absolute favorites! I'd love to be able to do Soarin more than once on this trip.

My dad also likes Mission:Space but I don't think I'll be getting on that. Part of me wants to try it but I tend to get really nervous before going on rides for the first time :rolleyes: and M:S just scares me. LOL. If he wants to do it he can go by himself. haha

And then there are the other things I want to do:
:wizard: Spaceship Earth
:wizard: The Seas with Nemo and Friends...we've done the ride a lot but what I really want to do too is spend some time looking at the aquariums. Usually nobody ever wants to do that but me. Luckily Dad is more willing to do whatever. :thumbsup2
:wizard: Living with the Land...sadly this was closed on our last trip so I'd like to do it this time.
:wizard: Innoventions...in August we had a lot of fun exploring some of the exhibits in Innoventions. When my parents and sister were there in January they did something called the Sum of All Thrills (I think that's the name of it...) where you can create your own roller coaster. That might be interesting!
:wizard: Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure...OK, I'm 24 and I enjoyed doing those missions in April. I'd like to do China and Norway this time.
:wizard: Maelstrom...just because we haven't done it in a while.

Dad also said something about seeing the Canada movie so maybe we'll do that too. And if the lines aren't too long, maybe we could go into the Character Spot or do the Visa character meet and greet.

Did I miss anything? What are your Epcot favorites?

jenbear123
02-19-2010, 06:14 PM
My dad also likes Mission:Space but I don't think I'll be getting on that. Part of me wants to try it but I tend to get really nervous before going on rides for the first time :rolleyes: and M:S just scares me. LOL. If he wants to do it he can go by himself. haha

I can totally relate to you on that front. I have bad anxiety when it comes to something new. Usually I end up loving it but usually I'm too worried about what's going to happen to enjoy it.


:wizard: Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure...OK, I'm 24 and I enjoyed doing those missions in April. I'd like to do China and Norway this time.


Hey! We're the same age :cool1: I loved the Kim Possible adventure too. You're entitled to like everything Disney World has to offer, no matter what age :cutie:

My favourites at Epcot are:
1. Soarin'
2. Test Track
3. Innoventions
4. Japan Pavilion
5. Illuminations

RachelNinja
02-19-2010, 06:31 PM
I'd love to do Test Track and Living with the Land a million times!

I rode Soarin' 3x last time. My brother chickened out the 2nd time when we went back with FP, so I went with both my parents. I can't wait for Weird to try it! He's kind of afraid of heights, so hopefully he'll be okay!

I'm nervous about going on rides the first time too! That's why DHS makes me a little nervous. I don't know it at all and it's a new experience. It's the silliest reason though because I really want to go! I think all the things about people getting sick on M:S or freaking out about the small space really got to me. I do want to try the green side with Weird though, but if I don't ... haha, I'm not going to care.

The two new things I MUST try at Epcot are the Kim Possible mission (so so so excited!) and American Adventure. We somehow never made it all the way there, and I never knew there was a show there!

onelilspark
02-19-2010, 07:23 PM
Ummm yeah, about Living with the Land being closed last time? It was my brother's fault :)

Haha...it closed down the day after we did it.

Mickey_Mom
02-19-2010, 08:03 PM
In 2006, when we were trying all of the rides for the first time, I did Mission Space. I'd been gung-ho for every ride up to that point, but in the queue for M:S I was getting freaked out with all the talk about green vs orange, the warnings and the chances to chicken out. :scared: But if you're going to try the Sum of all Thrills, I'd try Mission Space too. I did the build your own roller coaster in Disney Quest and it made me queasy, so if you can handle that, I'd say you can handle M:S.:thumbsup2

I can't remember if in August you guys did that make your own video game thing in Innoventions? We had soooo much fun doing that and you can email the game home and play it whenever you want. Make sure you check that out!

Sadly as a Canadian, I've still not seen the Canada movie but everything else we love about Epcot you've covered. Oh, don't forget to go see Snow White's new wishing well!

xoktenox
02-19-2010, 08:04 PM
Hey Sarah! I'm back :) I'm obviously not going to be able to catch up on 2 months worth of stuff but I'm joining back in from here on!

OhMari
02-19-2010, 10:05 PM
I went back a few pages, to see what happened with the flight your parents were on. Can you repost it?


Oh, go see Canada's movie. Sit down to the left of the doors when you walk in. If you stand in the middle, it is too hard seeing everything. When you sit there, you see 3/4 of the move, not half/half.

I hope the snow flurries, stay snow flurries the next few days. Everytime they say flurries, we end up with a dumping of snow.

cbg1027
02-20-2010, 12:35 AM
My dad also likes Mission:Space but I don't think I'll be getting on that. Part of me wants to try it but I tend to get really nervous before going on rides for the first time :rolleyes: and M:S just scares me. LOL. If he wants to do it he can go by himself. haha


Have you ever gotten motion sickness from anything? If you haven't, I would give MS a try!

The first time I went on it, my friend kept telling me about how intense it was and I didn't really know what to expect. I was pretty nervous and scared while waiting...and then he told me "its the only ride in WDW with barf bags" and how those people died on it when it first open. I almost took the chicken exit, but I've never gotten sick from a ride, so I decided to see it through.

I was so glad I did! It's AMAZING! The feeling is like nothing I've ever experienced.

The thing about MS is there is just no way to know how you will react unless you've been subjected to those kind of G-forces before. So if you could work it in towards the end of the day, I would say to give it a try!

I would avoid it if you're feeling the least bit unwell though. I went on it once when I had a cold and it just made me feel more run-down the rest of the day.

I would try to see the O Canada movie. It's kind of funny with Martin Short, and the views are just gorgeous!

Of course, nothing tops Impressions de France in terms of beautiful views. But the again, I'm kind of partial since I'm a Francophile and and all. ;)

tinkgurl
02-20-2010, 01:46 AM
Honestly, we've done the evening EMH's at Epcot more than once and they don't help at all. It's still busy the entire time, unlike the other parks where when it gets to about the last hour or so of the EMH's, the park is almost empty! We've decided not to do that anymore.

Here's my favorites of Epcot:
Test Track
Soarin'
Nemo
Spaceship Earth
Living with the Land
Innoventions- see if you can find the paper making station!

wdwgirl03
02-20-2010, 11:10 AM
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I can totally relate to you on that front. I have bad anxiety when it comes to something new. Usually I end up loving it but usually I'm too worried about what's going to happen to enjoy it.

Yeah, it's the same with me. I think part of my problem with M:S is that if there are all those warnings about getting sick I'd probably end up making myself sick. :rolleyes:

Hey! We're the same age :cool1: I loved the Kim Possible adventure too. You're entitled to like everything Disney World has to offer, no matter what age :cutie:

My favourites at Epcot are:
1. Soarin'
2. Test Track
3. Innoventions
4. Japan Pavilion
5. Illuminations

Nice! I love these boards because there are so many people around my age who love Disney as much as I do. :thumbsup2

I like your list of favorites. Illuminations is awesome too. Pretty soon you'll be there! :banana:

I'd love to do Test Track and Living with the Land a million times!

I rode Soarin' 3x last time. My brother chickened out the 2nd time when we went back with FP, so I went with both my parents. I can't wait for Weird to try it! He's kind of afraid of heights, so hopefully he'll be okay!

I'm nervous about going on rides the first time too! That's why DHS makes me a little nervous. I don't know it at all and it's a new experience. It's the silliest reason though because I really want to go! I think all the things about people getting sick on M:S or freaking out about the small space really got to me. I do want to try the green side with Weird though, but if I don't ... haha, I'm not going to care.

The two new things I MUST try at Epcot are the Kim Possible mission (so so so excited!) and American Adventure. We somehow never made it all the way there, and I never knew there was a show there!

haha yeah, Test Track is awesome.

I hope Weird loves Soarin!

You should definitely go to DHS. Toy Story Mania is one of the best attractions in WDW. I know you don't want to do RNRC or TOT. ;) If I did do M:S I'd do the wimp side to see if I could handle it.

The Kim Possible missions are so fun! It's such a neat way to see World Showcase.

Ummm yeah, about Living with the Land being closed last time? It was my brother's fault :)

Haha...it closed down the day after we did it.

Geez, what did you guys do that caused it to be closed down?! :laughing:

In 2006, when we were trying all of the rides for the first time, I did Mission Space. I'd been gung-ho for every ride up to that point, but in the queue for M:S I was getting freaked out with all the talk about green vs orange, the warnings and the chances to chicken out. :scared: But if you're going to try the Sum of all Thrills, I'd try Mission Space too. I did the build your own roller coaster in Disney Quest and it made me queasy, so if you can handle that, I'd say you can handle M:S.:thumbsup2

I can't remember if in August you guys did that make your own video game thing in Innoventions? We had soooo much fun doing that and you can email the game home and play it whenever you want. Make sure you check that out!

Sadly as a Canadian, I've still not seen the Canada movie but everything else we love about Epcot you've covered. Oh, don't forget to go see Snow White's new wishing well!

Yeah, maybe I should try the Sum of All Thrills thing first.

We did do the video game in August which was cool. Sadly though I never got the email for whatever reason so I couldn't play it. :confused3

Oooh, that sounds cool, I will have to add the wishing well to my list!

Hey Sarah! I'm back :) I'm obviously not going to be able to catch up on 2 months worth of stuff but I'm joining back in from here on!

Hi Kristen, welcome back!

I went back a few pages, to see what happened with the flight your parents were on. Can you repost it?

Oh, go see Canada's movie. Sit down to the left of the doors when you walk in. If you stand in the middle, it is too hard seeing everything. When you sit there, you see 3/4 of the move, not half/half.

I hope the snow flurries, stay snow flurries the next few days. Everytime they say flurries, we end up with a dumping of snow.

I don't want to ruin anything from my sister's TR (if she ever gets around to posting more!) but basically they were supposed to get home early that Saturday morning, 11:00ish Milwaukee time. I got a call from them around 9 saying they were still at the airport because their flight was delayed. After all the drama they finally got back home around 7:00 pm. Only 8 hours late. Let's just say Emma and I were freaking out about it.

I'll cross my fingers for you that the snow stays away. Have a great time on your trip!

Have you ever gotten motion sickness from anything? If you haven't, I would give MS a try!

The first time I went on it, my friend kept telling me about how intense it was and I didn't really know what to expect. I was pretty nervous and scared while waiting...and then he told me "its the only ride in WDW with barf bags" and how those people died on it when it first open. I almost took the chicken exit, but I've never gotten sick from a ride, so I decided to see it through.

I was so glad I did! It's AMAZING! The feeling is like nothing I've ever experienced.

The thing about MS is there is just no way to know how you will react unless you've been subjected to those kind of G-forces before. So if you could work it in towards the end of the day, I would say to give it a try!

I would avoid it if you're feeling the least bit unwell though. I went on it once when I had a cold and it just made me feel more run-down the rest of the day.

I would try to see the O Canada movie. It's kind of funny with Martin Short, and the views are just gorgeous!

Of course, nothing tops Impressions de France in terms of beautiful views. But the again, I'm kind of partial since I'm a Francophile and and all. ;)

I've never really gotten motion sickness from anything. Though there was one time we went and saw an Imax-type movie at Six Flags (it was really weird, about aliens invading an amusement park...) and after a while we all just left because it was making us all nauseous. :sick: Thanks for the tips!

I know my dad really wants to see the Canada movie so we'll probably do that. We saw the France one in August and it was pretty good.

Honestly, we've done the evening EMH's at Epcot more than once and they don't help at all. It's still busy the entire time, unlike the other parks where when it gets to about the last hour or so of the EMH's, the park is almost empty! We've decided not to do that anymore.

Here's my favorites of Epcot:
Test Track
Soarin'
Nemo
Spaceship Earth
Living with the Land
Innoventions- see if you can find the paper making station!

I was thinking about that paper making station too since you posted that in your TR. That would be so much fun. I'll definitely have to look for it.

meeko_33785
02-20-2010, 11:46 AM
Great list of EPCOT must-dos. You've got a bunch of my favorites on there: Soarin', Test Track, Maelstrom, Kim Possible. I also love Impressions de France- what a beautiful film with beautiful music! Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico is really fun too. I think we do it just about every trip.

I really don't think Mission: SPACE is that scary, but it is intense- you really feel those G-forces pushing you back a lot. Just did Sum of All Thrills on this last trip (haven't gotten to yet on my trip report yet, but hopefully I'll get to it soon) and thought it was fun- not nearly as intense as Mission: SPACE but still really enjoyable.

wdwgirl03
02-20-2010, 01:34 PM
Great list of EPCOT must-dos. You've got a bunch of my favorites on there: Soarin', Test Track, Maelstrom, Kim Possible. I also love Impressions de France- what a beautiful film with beautiful music! Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico is really fun too. I think we do it just about every trip.

I really don't think Mission: SPACE is that scary, but it is intense- you really feel those G-forces pushing you back a lot. Just did Sum of All Thrills on this last trip (haven't gotten to yet on my trip report yet, but hopefully I'll get to it soon) and thought it was fun- not nearly as intense as Mission: SPACE but still really enjoyable.

The Gran Fiesta Tour is a good one. I enjoyed that the last time we did it.

Yeah, I bet it is intense! :scared1:

wdwgirl03
02-20-2010, 01:37 PM
I was just looking over on the Community Board and someone posted this really cute video of classic Disney movies. And the song is one of my favorite Disney songs too! Just had to share...

Remember When (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lvblx_wA8)

And then in the related videos I found one to another favorite song...

Remember the Magic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoRIu-EZgT8&feature=related)

Enjoy!

Mickey_Mom
02-20-2010, 02:01 PM
:love: Remember When..... the start to my TR.... I can't believe I hadn't heard that song before then. I was looking for inspiration for my TR title and I googled 'remember when' .... the sign that is beside the Pop entrance... when that song came up. I had to use it, it's a fabulous song. Makes me mushy when I hear it. And Remember the Magic was nice to watch too. :goodvibes

MHTeacher
02-20-2010, 05:38 PM
Fun Epcot list---I did Mission Space, the orange side five years ago, and haven't gotten on it since! :sick: DH and DD have ridden the green side and say it's great and I should try it. "No thanks," I say! ;)

wdwgirl03
02-21-2010, 11:44 AM
:love: Remember When..... the start to my TR.... I can't believe I hadn't heard that song before then. I was looking for inspiration for my TR title and I googled 'remember when' .... the sign that is beside the Pop entrance... when that song came up. I had to use it, it's a fabulous song. Makes me mushy when I hear it. And Remember the Magic was nice to watch too. :goodvibes

Ahhh I love that song. It was the theme song for Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration. :thumbsup2

Fun Epcot list---I did Mission Space, the orange side five years ago, and haven't gotten on it since! :sick: DH and DD have ridden the green side and say it's great and I should try it. "No thanks," I say! ;)

LOL, that is exactly what my dad and sisters say. They always say it's "not that bad." I still don't know...

Angies1274
02-21-2010, 03:53 PM
Great Plans for Epcot!!!:thumbsup2

Love Soarin'!! (It may be my very favorite?;)), We also love Test Track, Living w/the Land and Nemo. (we always ride the Gran Fiesta Tour...it's DS favorite!!)

We always skip Mission Space.:sad2: That ride just makes me really nervous!!!:eek:

Can't wait to try Kim Possible for the first time in April. It looks like a lot of fun!!:)

Thanks for sharing the videos!!!:goodvibes Loved them!!!!!!

wdwgirl03
02-22-2010, 07:54 AM
Great Plans for Epcot!!!:thumbsup2

Love Soarin'!! (It may be my very favorite?;)), We also love Test Track, Living w/the Land and Nemo. (we always ride the Gran Fiesta Tour...it's DS favorite!!)

We always skip Mission Space.:sad2: That ride just makes me really nervous!!!:eek:

Can't wait to try Kim Possible for the first time in April. It looks like a lot of fun!!:)

Thanks for sharing the videos!!!:goodvibes Loved them!!!!!!

M:S makes me kind of nervous too. Ahh I just don't know if I have the guts to try it. :confused3

I know you guys are going to reallly enjoy the Kim Possible missions. All the kids seemed to be having a blast doing it.

Glad you liked the videos too!

lovealldisney
02-22-2010, 07:56 AM
M:S makes me kind of nervous too. Ahh I just don't know if I have the guts to try it. :confused3

I know you guys are going to reallly enjoy the Kim Possible missions. All the kids seemed to be having a blast doing it.

Glad you liked the videos too!

Try MS! I was a big chicken to. I did the green side and loved it! Very cool!!! I was not sick one bit. Do the green side! After wards you'll be like why didn't I do this before? Trust me! :goodvibes

wdwgirl03
02-23-2010, 07:55 AM
Try MS! I was a big chicken to. I did the green side and loved it! Very cool!!! I was not sick one bit. Do the green side! After wards you'll be like why didn't I do this before? Trust me! :goodvibes

haha, that's what I'm afraid of! I swore I'd never do Tower of Terror or RNRC and now I love those!

lovealldisney
02-23-2010, 08:00 AM
haha, that's what I'm afraid of! I swore I'd never do Tower of Terror or RNRC and now I love those!

Ok if you can do those two, MS will be a piece of cake! I won't do TOT though did it once and never again! I don't like that free falling sensation. I think you'll love MS!!

wdwgirl03
02-23-2010, 08:07 AM
Ok if you can do those two, MS will be a piece of cake! I won't do TOT though did it once and never again! I don't like that free falling sensation. I think you'll love MS!!

I think I will still have to do the wimp side first if I do it. LOL.

Off-topic but I saw on another PTR so I have to ask...do you go to a lot of Brewer games???

lovealldisney
02-23-2010, 08:12 AM
I think I will still have to do the wimp side first if I do it. LOL.

Off-topic but I saw on another PTR so I have to ask...do you go to a lot of Brewer games???

The answer is YES!! Or try to!! My DD and I love to go!! Tickets go on sale Saturday!! :goodvibes

OhMari
02-23-2010, 12:41 PM
Hey,
just wanted to say good-bye.
I have to pick-up a rain poncho for my dh.
Heard it is suppose to rain on Saturday,
and that is the best time to be in the parks.
We are going to Epcot on Saturday-and my dh even does Mission Space.
We do the chicken side though-it is a little cramped in the seat,
but it is nothing more than a video game, with twist and turns.
If I don't get sick, you won't-,
My dh Ford truck gets me truck sick-he always has the heat turned on so hot, and I am always hanging my head out the window.
I'm seriously considering taken my little Jetta to the airport,
or picking up David with my Jetta and having him drop us off at the airport.
But then again, it gives him an excuse to race my car against other Jetta's on I43. :confused3
-you two really need to meet,
I know you would become good friends.

wdwgirl03
02-23-2010, 10:49 PM
The answer is YES!! Or try to!! My DD and I love to go!! Tickets go on sale Saturday!! :goodvibes

Cool! My family goes to quite a few games (well, atleast my dad, sisters, and I do...our mom could really care less...:rolleyes:). The past couple years we one of the 9-game plans. Can't wait for opening day! We decided to leave for FL the day after so we could go to the game. :rolleyes1

Hey,
just wanted to say good-bye.
I have to pick-up a rain poncho for my dh.
Heard it is suppose to rain on Saturday,
and that is the best time to be in the parks.
We are going to Epcot on Saturday-and my dh even does Mission Space.
We do the chicken side though-it is a little cramped in the seat,
but it is nothing more than a video game, with twist and turns.
If I don't get sick, you won't-,
My dh Ford truck gets me truck sick-he always has the heat turned on so hot, and I am always hanging my head out the window.
I'm seriously considering taken my little Jetta to the airport,
or picking up David with my Jetta and having him drop us off at the airport.
But then again, it gives him an excuse to race my car against other Jetta's on I43. :confused3
-you two really need to meet,
I know you would become good friends.

Have an awesome time! :wave2:

All this talk of the Brewers, we should have a huge DIS meet at a game. :rotfl::cheer2: LOL.

wdwgirl03
02-23-2010, 10:57 PM
Hey guys!

No major updates but I just saw something on here about there being new celebration buttons for DVC members. This is what the short article said:

Beginning 2/26/10, DVC members will have their own special celebration buttons. Buttons that say "Member Since" will be available for DVC members to customize with the year they joined the Club. Guests wearing these buttons will be greeted by cast members with the phrase "Welcome Home".

Guess who will be getting one of those...gotta love free souvenirs. :thumbsup2

I also saw some more exciting news about the Flower and Garden Festival. There's going to be a Princess and the Frog display too. That should be cool, though I read that it's just going to have cutouts of the characters instead of topiaries. :sad2: Ohhh well, still cool. Might have to check that out.

And lastly, some non-related Disney news...there's finally an opening date for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It should be open May 28. Ahhh we can't wait to go see it. :thumbsup2

wisblue
02-25-2010, 02:51 PM
Sarah, I was looking at the park hours and thinking about what we could do each day, so I thought I'd summarize my thoughts here so the people following the report can see how we go about planning our trips.

For now, I'm assuming that we'll be coming home on Monday as planned and that you won't have to come home early for work. It really stinks when being a responsible adult gets in the way of having fun. :)

I also expect the parks to be super crowded the first few days we are there, though I expect them to thin out a little from Friday through the weekend as the Easter crowd heads out. Because of the crowds I don't expect to be able to do a lot of attractions, especially the major ones, in the afternoons or evenings, so that's when we can spend time at the pool, or at DD, or at the parks looking for those "hidden treasures".

Tuesday- Arrival Day

I'm reminded from some of our recent adventures with the airlines that it's not a good idea to get your heart too set on what you can do on arrival day. But, assuming that the plane is close to on time and we have no problems with the Magical Express (after we stop at Chick-Fil-A, of course) we should be getting to the AKL around 1 PM. You and I usually like to go to a park right away to get into the Disney groove, so we can go to AK, Epcot, or DHS to see how the crowds are. (I'm saving MK for a morning). If we can't get into our room right away, we could check our bags with the bell desk and check out the AK for a few hours, then come back and check into the room, and go to a different park or DD for the evening. If we can get into the room, we could go to DHS to see the Block Party Bash and a few other things (maybe an AIE show). I wouldn't expect to do any major rides because of the crowds, but maybe TOT or the single riders line at RNR wouldn't be too bad. Epcot has PM EMH that night, so it might be really mobbed, and I don't want to stay out too late on the first night because we will probably be tired from getting up so early to catch our flight.

Wednesday and Thursday

I'm lumping these together because I have reservations at Tony's both nights so we can choose which night to eat there and then stick around for Spectromagic and Wishes. MK has AM EMH on Thursday (7 AM:eek:), but I'm thinking it might be better to start at MK on Wednesday and eat at Tony's on Thursday. We always like to start at MK on our first full day, and that way we can see the welcome show. (Unless they've changed it, they do that before the regular opening, not EMH.) 8 AM should be early enough for us to hit our major favorites (Space, Buzz, Splash, Thunder, HM, Pirates, Jungle Cruise) before the park gets too crazy. When it gets too crowded, we can head back to the AK for some pool time. In the evening, we can go to Epcot or DHS (whichever we don't see the first day) and catch the evening show. It might be a good night for Illuminations.

On Thursday, we can start at DHS and hit our favorites (TSM- hopefully twice, TOT and RNR) and then see what else we feel like doing before heading back for the pool. Then we can go back to MK for dinner and the night shows.

Friday

This will be our main Animal Kingdom day, as we are doing the backstage tour at 1 PM. So, we can start the day at AK at opening, and should have plenty of time to hit our favorites (Safari, EE, Dinosaur) and visit some of the animal trails and maybe catch the Lion King show before lunch and the tour. I know I WON'T want to go on KRR before our tour, but maybe we can get FP's to see if we feel like doing it after the tour and before we return to the AKL.

Friday evening we can see what we feel like doing after the long day at the AK.

Saturday and Sunday

What we do these days may depend on what we've been able to do the first few days. We'll probably want to start one day at Epcot to do our favorites (Soarin' and TT), some of the other things in World Showcase, and Kim Possible. We could either do that on Saturday or Sunday. I am also guessing that you'll want to start a second day at MK to do the things we aren't able to do the first day and to do some of our favorites a second time. Looking at the park hours, it might make sense to do that on Saturday because the park opens at 8 AM before returning to the usual 9 AM opening on Sunday. Because the crowds may be thinning out after the holiday, there might be a chance to cover a lot of ground at the MK between 8 AM and noon.

Somewhere in here I think you want to see Fantasmic, and I was thinking we could do that on Saturday night.Today I made a reservation for an early dinner at Sci-Fi; maybe we can eat there before the show.

On Sunday evening we could consider trying PM EMH at the MK if we have enough energy. Because our flight isn't until late Monday afternoon, we won't have to get up early, and it might be fun to see what the park is like that late. Of course, though that sounds good in theory, I probably will be falling asleep by 10 PM.

Anyway, that's the rough outline. With all the snow we've had the last few weeks, I'm ready to go tomorrow.:goodvibes:dance3::dance3:

wdwgirl03
02-25-2010, 06:32 PM
Well I guess it's about time for another update since today we hit the 40 DAY MARK!!!! Getting close now! :banana:

When I got home from school Dad informed me he made an ADR for the Sci-Fi Dine-In for the Saturday we're there. That would be fun. In a way I'm kind of surprised it was that easy to make an ADR since it's a busy time but maybe the Sci-Fi isn't as popular as some other places. Who knows.

And in case you didn't see, here's a NEW ROUGH ITINERARY (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35592731&postcount=443) (just the previous post) for our trip. That's about as detailed as our planning gets, haha!

I've also been inspired by RachelNinja's "Picture Perfect" posts to come up with my own ideas for pictures. It seems that since we've been there so many times, I always end up taking the same sorts of pictures so I've been brainstorming some ideas for new things to take pictures of (like many DISers it's hard NOT to take dozens, or should I say hundreds, of pictures. So far here's my list:

Sarah's Picture Scavenger Hunt

:magnify: One in each World Showcase pavilion...I did this once before with my sister and it was kind of cool.
:magnify: Topiaries...since we'll be there during the F&GF I'm sure there will be plenty to choose from.
:magnify: A fountain
:magnify: Main Street windows...it's interesting reading about the meaning behind the windows
:magnify: The Mr. Toad statue in the pet graveyard outside the Haunted Mansion
:magnify: At the Magical Express place at the airport
:magnify: some at Downtown Disney...for some reason I just don't ever take pictures there
:magnify: new characters...specifically Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen and the Up characters if they're still there
:magnify: Tree of Life carvings
:magnify: at the top of Expedition Everest...OK, there are really two pictures I want from this ride: one on the initial incline where you can see the whole park and then at the top near the broken tracks. Maybe I should bring my old camera in case I drop it. :laughing:
:magnify: in a gift shop
:magnify: the end of Splash Mountain...you know, the walls that say "It's the truth, it's actual". LOVE IT.
:magnify: at the resort
:magnify: a menu
:magnify: food...LOL!

Feel free to give me some more ideas too!

Oh yes, and check out what I got at Michael's the other day in the $1 section:
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5607.jpg

Isn't it cute? I'd like to say I'll be using it as a trip journal but umm yeah, I'm not so good at making notes. :rolleyes: We'll see.

And last but not least, on my Michael's trip I also got another shadow box for some of my pins. I was feeling creative and this is the finished product:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/wfbdukegirl03/100_5605.jpg

The theme is resorts, attractions, and celebrations. I think it turned out alright.

I think that's all the randomness I have for now. Have a great night!

xoktenox
02-25-2010, 06:41 PM
40 days! OMG, it's going to be here before you know it! :banana:

All of your scavenger hunt pictures are really good! I agree, I have tons of pictures of the same thing so brainstorming some new ones is a great idea.

Cute notebook and love the shadow box! Look really great :thumbsup2

klacey1
02-25-2010, 06:54 PM
Love the shadow box-- what a great way to display pins! I've always wanted to get into pin collecting/trading, but thought they wouldn't be a "useful" souveneir. You definitely proved that wrong!

RachelNinja
02-25-2010, 07:55 PM
Haha, I feel so famous being mentioned in your PTR :)

I like your photo scavenger hunt list! I didn't even think of getting a pic in each WS pavilion; I might be borrowing that idea! Haha, of course, that's only if we make it all the way around!

I saw that TinkerBell notebook too and was deciding between than one and the Fairies one I got. Does it have lined paper?

Ooo, I like what you did with your pins! If I ever get sucked into buying pins, I might do it with that shadow box idea in mind. I'd want to be able to see them on display all the time instead of leaving them on the lanyard.

OhioDisneyLover
02-26-2010, 06:49 AM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: woo hoo for 40 days!!!!

jenniferkeala808
02-26-2010, 08:04 AM
40 days?!?! That's so exciting!! I'm loving your picture Scavenger Hunt. I'm definitely going to take pics of the food! Don't wanna forget that!! And I absolutely love the Tinkerbelle journal! Super Cute!!

wdwgirl03
02-26-2010, 08:17 AM
40 days! OMG, it's going to be here before you know it! :banana:

All of your scavenger hunt pictures are really good! I agree, I have tons of pictures of the same thing so brainstorming some new ones is a great idea.

Cute notebook and love the shadow box! Look really great :thumbsup2

I know, can't believe it's almost March already and then I can say we're going next month!

Thanks for the compliment on the shadow box. :)

Love the shadow box-- what a great way to display pins! I've always wanted to get into pin collecting/trading, but thought they wouldn't be a "useful" souveneir. You definitely proved that wrong!

haha, well pins still are pretty useless but that doesn't stop me from buying them. :rolleyes: I do have to give credit to the DIS for the idea of putting them in some sort of display since I saw that a lot of other people made them.

Haha, I feel so famous being mentioned in your PTR :)

I like your photo scavenger hunt list! I didn't even think of getting a pic in each WS pavilion; I might be borrowing that idea! Haha, of course, that's only if we make it all the way around!

I saw that TinkerBell notebook too and was deciding between than one and the Fairies one I got. Does it have lined paper?

Ooo, I like what you did with your pins! If I ever get sucked into buying pins, I might do it with that shadow box idea in mind. I'd want to be able to see them on display all the time instead of leaving them on the lanyard.

haha, you should! ;)

Yup, the notebook does have lined paper and it came with a pen too. :)

That's kind of how mine were before...I just had them on some ribbons and thought a display case might be kind of cool.

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: woo hoo for 40 days!!!!

:dance3::dance3::dance3:

40 days?!?! That's so exciting!! I'm loving your picture Scavenger Hunt. I'm definitely going to take pics of the food! Don't wanna forget that!! And I absolutely love the Tinkerbelle journal! Super Cute!!

Thanks!

meeko_33785
02-26-2010, 09:31 AM
40 Day Mark! :banana:

Your itinerary looks nice and realistic. I'm still shocked by a 7AM EMH! :eek: I didn't realize the parks would be that busy, but I guess it is Spring Break.

The Photo Scavenger Hunt looks great. :thumbsup2

Angies1274
02-26-2010, 09:51 AM
:woohoo: for 40 days!!! (or actually 39 now..right?;))

The photo scavenger hunt looks like so much fun!!! Great idea!:thumbsup2

Mickey_Mom
02-26-2010, 10:15 AM
A scavenger hunt! I love the picture in each pavillion idea and too funny that I have zero pictures for the ME area. I never think to take one there, I'm too excited hopping on my bus. ;)

The top of EE is a goal for me too I think. Maybe thru the lens of my camera I'll get over my trepidation.... usually I just stare straight ahead.

How about ride photos?
Sunrises/sunsets?
Getting CMs in staged funny poses?

Jennifer48
02-26-2010, 11:26 AM
Scavenger hunt looks great!

Shadow box is fab! What did you use in the background? Is it just scrapbooking paper? I wanted to do that also with my pins since I don't trade them.

leamom2princesses
02-26-2010, 11:37 AM
Love the shadow box Sarah! What a great idea!

Your scavenger hunt sounds great. Can't wait to see how it turns out. :goodvibes

wdwgirl03
02-26-2010, 04:56 PM
40 Day Mark! :banana:

Your itinerary looks nice and realistic. I'm still shocked by a 7AM EMH! :eek: I didn't realize the parks would be that busy, but I guess it is Spring Break.

The Photo Scavenger Hunt looks great. :thumbsup2

39 days now! :cool1:

Yeah, those EMH are crazy early during the peak times. When we've gone after Christmas and gone to MK EMH in the morning it's been dark! LOL.

:woohoo: for 40 days!!! (or actually 39 now..right?;))

The photo scavenger hunt looks like so much fun!!! Great idea!:thumbsup2

Yep, 39!

Thanks! Still trying to come up with a few more ideas. :scratchin

A scavenger hunt! I love the picture in each pavillion idea and too funny that I have zero pictures for the ME area. I never think to take one there, I'm too excited hopping on my bus. ;)

The top of EE is a goal for me too I think. Maybe thru the lens of my camera I'll get over my trepidation.... usually I just stare straight ahead.

How about ride photos?
Sunrises/sunsets?
Getting CMs in staged funny poses?

Ooh, those are good ideas too! I'll have to add those to the list.

Scavenger hunt looks great!

Shadow box is fab! What did you use in the background? Is it just scrapbooking paper? I wanted to do that also with my pins since I don't trade them.

Yup, it's just scrapbook paper. I glued it onto some cardboard to make it a little sturdier and then just poked the pins through. I also put a little bit of foam tape on the back to keep the pins from sliding around. Had to put it to good use since I've been such a slacker in my scrapbooking lately. :rolleyes:

Love the shadow box Sarah! What a great idea!

Your scavenger hunt sounds great. Can't wait to see how it turns out. :goodvibes

Thanks!

We'll see how many pictures I can get. Should be fun!

wdwgirl03
02-26-2010, 04:59 PM
Guess what came in the mail today???

Our Magical Express packet! Yippee!!! :banana::banana:

Ahhhh it's getting so close!

I also came up with a couple more ideas for my photo scavenger hunt:
:cutie: A ride loading area, specifically Rock 'N Roller Coaster since it's so unique
:cutie: different angles of the park icons...I saw one in Celebrations magazine of the back of the castle with the carousel in the foreground and that was pretty cool

I know there were more but for some reason now I'm drawing a blank! I'll have to get back to you. haha

Have a good weekend!

RachelNinja
02-27-2010, 10:51 AM
I'd love to see the Rock 'n Rollercoaster queue since I don't plan on ever going on it! I think the limo look for the ride vehicles is so cool! I want to get ride vehicles in pictures, hopefully empty ones. I think they're so creative with even that, especially Peter Pan!

jenbear123
02-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Great idea for the picture scavenger hunt. I have one to add: Luxo the lamp at Hollywood Studios. I saw him for the first time on my trip last week!

It's so exciting when the ME booklet comes. It means your trip is that much closer! If yours have come, that means mine aren't far behind!!!!!! YAY!

Mickey_Mom
02-27-2010, 01:38 PM
Our Magical Express packet! Yippee!!! :banana::banana:[/COLOR][/FONT]

:banana::banana::banana: I love Mickey Mail!

I like the ride queue idea for your scavenger hunt too.

xoktenox
02-27-2010, 03:50 PM
Mickey Mail means you're almost there :yay:

I like the idea of the Rock n Roller Coaster queue picture, it's definitely very unique!

Brave teacher
02-27-2010, 05:01 PM
Okay! I finally read everythinig and am officially caught up.

I loved the old pics of yall at the Poly. Too cute!

As always, your top ten lists are awesome! A lot of the restaurants and resorts you listed are our favorites as well.

I kinda stay away from MS as well. I hate having the feeling of being sick all day. I don't know yet how I'll react, so I kinda don't want to test it.

YAY for being less than 40 days now. I can't wait till I can say the same thing.

It's such a great idea to have a photo scavenger hunt! What a great idea!

BTW, I am so looking forward to getting my DVC button as well!

brookelizabeth
02-27-2010, 08:44 PM
I love your picture scavenger hunt idea! Very clever. :thumbsup2 One thing that I wanted to get, but failed to do so, this past trip was a picture of something reflecting one of the park icons. For example, I saw a picture once of a pair of sunglasses on a souvenir cart that reflected the DHS hat. It was very cool. Might be hard to find though! :laughing:

And :yay::yay::yay: for Mickey Mail, that means you are SO CLOSE!!!

wdwgirl03
02-27-2010, 08:45 PM
I'd love to see the Rock 'n Rollercoaster queue since I don't plan on ever going on it! I think the limo look for the ride vehicles is so cool! I want to get ride vehicles in pictures, hopefully empty ones. I think they're so creative with even that, especially Peter Pan!

haha, well you could go in and then go out the chicken exit. It's quite fun seeing the limos take off...;)

Ride vehicles is another good idea. I like the Peter Pan ships too.

Great idea for the picture scavenger hunt. I have one to add: Luxo the lamp at Hollywood Studios. I saw him for the first time on my trip last week!

It's so exciting when the ME booklet comes. It means your trip is that much closer! If yours have come, that means mine aren't far behind!!!!!! YAY!

Yeah, I think I first read about Luxo in tinkgurl's TR and then when my parents and sister were just there they saw him.

It is definitely exciting getting the ME stuff! :cool2:

:banana::banana::banana: I love Mickey Mail!

I like the ride queue idea for your scavenger hunt too.

Me too! :yay:

Mickey Mail means you're almost there :yay:

I like the idea of the Rock n Roller Coaster queue picture, it's definitely very unique!

I know, I was looking through the booklet today and got really excited for some reason. LOL.

Okay! I finally read everythinig and am officially caught up.

I loved the old pics of yall at the Poly. Too cute!

As always, your top ten lists are awesome! A lot of the restaurants and resorts you listed are our favorites as well.

I kinda stay away from MS as well. I hate having the feeling of being sick all day. I don't know yet how I'll react, so I kinda don't want to test it.

YAY for being less than 40 days now. I can't wait till I can say the same thing.

It's such a great idea to have a photo scavenger hunt! What a great idea!

BTW, I am so looking forward to getting my DVC button as well!

Glad you liked the old pictures and my Top Ten lists.

That's kind of why I'm afraid of MS...I don't know how I'll react. :confused3

You'll be saying less than 40 days soon. :thumbsup2

I love your picture scavenger hunt idea! Very clever. :thumbsup2 One thing that I wanted to get, but failed to do so, this past trip was a picture of something reflecting one of the park icons. For example, I saw a picture once of a pair of sunglasses on a souvenir cart that reflected the DHS hat. It was very cool. Might be hard to find though! :laughing:

And :yay::yay::yay: for Mickey Mail, that means you are SO CLOSE!!!

Ohh, that would be kind of cool.

I know, my dad and I can't wait! :yay::woohoo:

Cory's Gal
02-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Awesome Sarah that you got your Magical Express packet!!!:cool1::cool1:

LOVE the picture hunt too, what a great idea!! I should make a list similar to that because in my head I have a few great ideas of where and of what to take pics of but I may forget when we are there, I am going to write it down! Thanks for the tip!!!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Oh, and the Tinkerbell notebook is so cute, and for a buck can't go wrong! I need to check out Micheal's dollar section, I haven't been there since before Christmas!!

wdwgirl03
02-28-2010, 10:37 AM
Awesome Sarah that you got your Magical Express packet!!!:cool1::cool1:

LOVE the picture hunt too, what a great idea!! I should make a list similar to that because in my head I have a few great ideas of where and of what to take pics of but I may forget when we are there, I am going to write it down! Thanks for the tip!!!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Oh, and the Tinkerbell notebook is so cute, and for a buck can't go wrong! I need to check out Micheal's dollar section, I haven't been there since before Christmas!!

It's so awesome! Can't believe we're getting so close. :eek::eek:

Ooh, I'd like to hear your ideas if you make a list too. Like I said I'm still trying to come up with some more ideas myself.

Michael's is awesome and they have some neat stuff. I also got a pack of Disney princess pens for $1. :thumbsup2

wdwgirl03
03-01-2010, 08:22 AM
Well, is anyone else depressed the Olympics are over already?! Seriously, I feel like they JUST started. Now I am going to start going through Olympic withdrawl. Watching the Closing Ceremony last night I was thinking there are a lot of similarities between the Olympics and Disney World...all the excitement leading up to and during them, the spectacle, dreams coming true,...LOL. And then I can't remember if it was Bob Costas or the other person who was doing the commentary, but one of them said something about Vancouver going back to "real life" today. I think that about sums it up too. Ahhh I love the Olympics! I really want to go to them sometime to see them in person...anybody want to donate to the "get Sarah to London in 2012" fund? haha

I know this is off topic but here are some of my favorite moments from these Winter Games (in no specific order):

1.) the whales at the Opening Ceremony...for some reason that image really sticks in my head. That was just cool and they looked so realistic!

2.) Evan Lysacek winning the gold medal in men's figure skating. Could've done without all the drama from the Russian skater though. :confused3

3.) Shaun White...HOLY COW his performance was amazing! Watching the women's snowboarding competition after him (and all the men for that matter) was just a letdown.

4.) Ice Dancing. I've always liked the figure skating but never really cared much for the ice dancing competition. Maybe it was because the US had some competitive pairs but it was really interesting to watch.

5.) Bode Miller...after doing so bad in 2006 it was awesome that he got 3 medals in these games. :thumbsup2

6.) The US beating Canada in hockey. It's too bad they couldn't pull it out yesterday :sad2: but it was exciting last weekend when they won. And let me say I'm not even really a hockey fan.

7.) The "Made in Canada" segment at the closing ceremony. That was really cute with all the icons of Canadian culture. And Michael Buble did a good job too...I liked his jazzed up version of that "Maple Leaf Forever" song (to my couple of Canadian readers, is that a real song?!)

What were your favorite Olympic moments?

And like I said when the Games started, we're now at 36 days until Disney World!!!

Bridora
03-01-2010, 10:42 AM
36 Days! :dance3: AND it's March--so now you can say "next month"

I'm going to miss the Olympics, too, but we did not watch Closing Ceremonies...what did they do?

Love you picture hunt idea...it's always cool getting new pictures or pictures of things from a different perspective.

Congrats on your special Mail! Exciting! :goodvibes

MHTeacher
03-01-2010, 11:33 AM
36 days! :woohoo: You're getting close! I know you're excited.

I loved the ice dancing too---but thought the Canadian figure skater, whose mother had just died, was one of the most touching moments for me. She finished that short program that night, and you could just see her crumble. I don't know how anyone with a heart, could not have been moved that night.

OhMari
03-01-2010, 03:36 PM
:wave2:

Favorite Gold Medal Moment-Shawn White-
he was just a little ole thing,
when he started competition at the X-games in Colorado.



Checked into Beach Club on the 26th-
was asked if I was a DVC member-(new buttons).
The CM was so flustered that I wasn't
she forgot to give me my room key.
Should of lied and said yes, but it's Lent -and I didn't want it on my conscious.
I was sweating buckets, after I ran
back to the front desk to get my keys.
They actually had the heat cranked up and the air off in every room.
My room was ready at 8:30 in the morning-
and I got a room upgrade-:yay:

I know where the Princess and the Frog is.
They had it all hidden and surrounded by evergreen bushes.
But we took a ride on the mono-rail between Epcot-MK
and the mono-rail went right over it.
3 areas where hidden, and the butterfly tent was closed too.
Everything opens up March 3.

xoktenox
03-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Next month!! :banana: :banana:

I didn't watch the Olympics that much but I was SUPER disappointed yesterday that USA lost to Canada in hockey especially after such a great game! We're big hockey fans in my house. I didn't see Shaun White win but I'm going to youtube or google it right now to see how awesome he was :thumbsup2

RachelNinja
03-01-2010, 05:04 PM
I didn't really watch the games, but here are the 2 things I actually saw and remember from the 2010 Olympics!

(1) I learned what curling is! Haha, I kept seeing it on people's Facebook statuses, so I YouTubed it to see what it was. Haha, I found it so interesting, especially when the people keep screaming with such aggression! Yesterday Weird came over and we watched a bunch of curling videos on YouTube. Haha, very entertaining.

(2) I watched this interview with Apolo Ohno and his father, and afterwards, the commentators were saying that he'd probably win gold the next day. I remember Apolo from when I was in HS because my friend Jen was obsessed with him. He ended up almost slipping or something in the race, and he actually came in 3rd instead of 1st. I was rooting for him to win gold, of course, but I think his getting the bronze just ... I don't know, it made him human? I mean, they showed him and then showed his father watching, and even though he became the most decorated Winter Olympian, I still think it just ... I don't know, somehow teaches people a lesson. Maybe something about how you can try your best, but it really doesn't guarantee the outcome you want. Or even being grateful for placing 3rd instead of not at all. I don't know, haha, I'm sure there could be something a lot deeper than what I just wrote.

I started counting work days instead of actual days. Haha, as I was filling out my grade book with the dates for March, I counted 23 days of work!

jenbear123
03-01-2010, 05:29 PM
I feel your pain about the Olympics. All of a sudden, there's no sports to watch!

To answer your question, yes "The Maple Leaf Forever" is a real song. It used to be an unofficial national anthem during Canada's Confederation. It went up against other unofficial anthems that were being used in the early 1900s until "O Canada" finally became the most widely accepted. Personally, I liked "The Maple Leaf Forever" over "O Canada" but who am I to go against Canada's parliament :rolleyes:

My favourite moments during the Olympics was:

1. Bilodeau earning Canada's first gold medal on home soil

2. Canada winning the Men's Hockey Final (and the celebration afterwards) I wish Crosby hadn't scored the winning goal though. It just boosts his ego that much more

3. The opening ceremonies

4. Watching Canada win the gold in Figure skating when I was in Disney

5. I learned how curling works! One of the more silly sports if you ask me but still entertaining to watch

jenniferkeala808
03-01-2010, 05:51 PM
36 days?!?!? that's crazy! You must be getting soo antsy! haha! I was feeling the same way about the olympics! I thought I was the only one. I'm so sad it's over. I love your top things. Some are my favorites also! Can't wait for the next games!

wdwgirl03
03-02-2010, 08:18 AM
36 Days! :dance3: AND it's March--so now you can say "next month"

I'm going to miss the Olympics, too, but we did not watch Closing Ceremonies...what did they do?

Love you picture hunt idea...it's always cool getting new pictures or pictures of things from a different perspective.

Congrats on your special Mail! Exciting! :goodvibes

I know, woo hoo! Can't wait till it's THIS month.

I didn't see all of the Closing Ceremony but I guess they had some different performers from Canada. Then they had a preview for the Sochi games in 2014, did the usual declaring the games closed/extinguishing the flame :sad2: (that always bums me out) and then they ended with some more performers.

It seems a lot of people like the picture hunt idea! :thumbsup2

36 days! :woohoo: You're getting close! I know you're excited.

I loved the ice dancing too---but thought the Canadian figure skater, whose mother had just died, was one of the most touching moments for me. She finished that short program that night, and you could just see her crumble. I don't know how anyone with a heart, could not have been moved that night.

Yeah, I don't know how she was able to skate...even at the end of the champions gala she looked so sad. :sad1:

:wave2:

Favorite Gold Medal Moment-Shawn White-
he was just a little ole thing,
when he started competition at the X-games in Colorado.



Checked into Beach Club on the 26th-
was asked if I was a DVC member-(new buttons).
The CM was so flustered that I wasn't
she forgot to give me my room key.
Should of lied and said yes, but it's Lent -and I didn't want it on my conscious.
I was sweating buckets, after I ran
back to the front desk to get my keys.
They actually had the heat cranked up and the air off in every room.
My room was ready at 8:30 in the morning-
and I got a room upgrade-:yay:

I know where the Princess and the Frog is.
They had it all hidden and surrounded by evergreen bushes.
But we took a ride on the mono-rail between Epcot-MK
and the mono-rail went right over it.
3 areas where hidden, and the butterfly tent was closed too.
Everything opens up March 3.

Welcome back! Hope you had a good trip!

I have to ask, did you happen to see the new DVC buttons at all? If you did what did they look like? I've been trying to find pictures but haven't had any luck so far.

Congrats on the room upgrade, that is exciting. :yay: I love the Beach Club.

I'm so excited to see all the F&GF displays.

Next month!! :banana: :banana:

I didn't watch the Olympics that much but I was SUPER disappointed yesterday that USA lost to Canada in hockey especially after such a great game! We're big hockey fans in my house. I didn't see Shaun White win but I'm going to youtube or google it right now to see how awesome he was :thumbsup2

Did you find a video of his performance? Geez, just the height he got was CRAZY! :scared1:

I didn't really watch the games, but here are the 2 things I actually saw and remember from the 2010 Olympics!

(1) I learned what curling is! Haha, I kept seeing it on people's Facebook statuses, so I YouTubed it to see what it was. Haha, I found it so interesting, especially when the people keep screaming with such aggression! Yesterday Weird came over and we watched a bunch of curling videos on YouTube. Haha, very entertaining.

(2) I watched this interview with Apolo Ohno and his father, and afterwards, the commentators were saying that he'd probably win gold the next day. I remember Apolo from when I was in HS because my friend Jen was obsessed with him. He ended up almost slipping or something in the race, and he actually came in 3rd instead of 1st. I was rooting for him to win gold, of course, but I think his getting the bronze just ... I don't know, it made him human? I mean, they showed him and then showed his father watching, and even though he became the most decorated Winter Olympian, I still think it just ... I don't know, somehow teaches people a lesson. Maybe something about how you can try your best, but it really doesn't guarantee the outcome you want. Or even being grateful for placing 3rd instead of not at all. I don't know, haha, I'm sure there could be something a lot deeper than what I just wrote.

I started counting work days instead of actual days. Haha, as I was filling out my grade book with the dates for March, I counted 23 days of work!

haha yeah, curling was pretty interesting! I am still really confused as to how it all works but I was kind of getting into it when my dad had it on. I liked when they'd get ready to throw the stone (or whatever the proper term is) and they's slide across the ice. I want to do that. LOL.

Apolo Ohno is awesome too. I wish he could've won a gold but 3 more medals is not bad. :thumbsup2

Woo hoo for only 23 more work days!

I feel your pain about the Olympics. All of a sudden, there's no sports to watch!

To answer your question, yes "The Maple Leaf Forever" is a real song. It used to be an unofficial national anthem during Canada's Confederation. It went up against other unofficial anthems that were being used in the early 1900s until "O Canada" finally became the most widely accepted. Personally, I liked "The Maple Leaf Forever" over "O Canada" but who am I to go against Canada's parliament :rolleyes:

My favourite moments during the Olympics was:

1. Bilodeau earning Canada's first gold medal on home soil

2. Canada winning the Men's Hockey Final (and the celebration afterwards) I wish Crosby hadn't scored the winning goal though. It just boosts his ego that much more

3. The opening ceremonies

4. Watching Canada win the gold in Figure skating when I was in Disney

5. I learned how curling works! One of the more silly sports if you ask me but still entertaining to watch

Ahh, thanks for clearing that up. I kind of figured it was a real song...I had it stuck in my head afterwards, atleast the line "Maple Leaf Forever!" haha

I am so bad, what sport was Bilodeau in? I suppose I could just look it up.

ETA: OK, nevermind, just looked it up he was in the moguls. I was on the right track thinking he was a skiier! Now that you mention him I remember watching him.

The opening ceremony was pretty awesome.

36 days?!?!? that's crazy! You must be getting soo antsy! haha! I was feeling the same way about the olympics! I thought I was the only one. I'm so sad it's over. I love your top things. Some are my favorites also! Can't wait for the next games!

I am definitely getting antsy, I just want to go now! Glad I'm not the only one who's bummed about the Olympics being over. I wish another US city would win a bid so it'd be easier to go. :mad:

OhMari
03-02-2010, 11:44 AM
No, I didn't see the buttons,
but I'm sure they look like the Birthday, Anniversary, buttons, etc.

I was standing in line to watch The Great Movie Ride, and someone asked me,
"what is with the buttons,"
"can you only get them if you are staying at a WDW resort?
I said yes, completely forgetting that you can get them at guest service.

I couldn't wait to get to The Canadian Pavilion to see if they had some Olympic sweatshirts or t-shirts. I saw many people walking around wearing them. But they didn't. I like the white sweatshirt with the red maple leaf. A couple was behind me in Soarin, and they had red sweatshirts on, with Canada Olympics printed on the back, they were cool too.

leamom2princesses
03-02-2010, 12:31 PM
I'm missing the Olympics too. Luckily we DVR'ed Shaun White and some of the figure skating. I can go back and watch until I get tired of it.


You are getting so close to your trip now! You are the point where I start to second guess my plans. :laughing:

Congrats on 35 days!!! :woohoo::woohoo:

Jennifer48
03-02-2010, 03:03 PM
Your trip is coming up so fast! :woohoo:

I'm going to miss the Olympics. I was very upset though when NBC didn't show the whole closing ceremonies. Did they do that to anyone else? I heard there were other performances but at 10pm they went right into that new "The Marriage Ref" show. I was so upset :mad:

I could watch Apolo Ono all the time. He is so humble and fabulous. I loved how after every race, he made sure to go shake hands with the winners. So kind.

Shawn White...insane! He didn't even have to do that 2nd run and he still pulled off some incredible height!

The USA/Canada hockey game was awesome and I'm not even a hockey fan. I just wish the US team didn't sulk afterwards. They didn't even appreciate their silver :sad2:

wdwgirl03
03-02-2010, 06:24 PM
No, I didn't see the buttons,
but I'm sure they look like the Birthday, Anniversary, buttons, etc.

I was standing in line to watch The Great Movie Ride, and someone asked me,
"what is with the buttons,"
"can you only get them if you are staying at a WDW resort?
I said yes, completely forgetting that you can get them at guest service.

I couldn't wait to get to The Canadian Pavilion to see if they had some Olympic sweatshirts or t-shirts. I saw many people walking around wearing them. But they didn't. I like the white sweatshirt with the red maple leaf. A couple was behind me in Soarin, and they had red sweatshirts on, with Canada Olympics printed on the back, they were cool too.

Yeah, I'm sure they're really similar to the other buttons too.

Darn, I was wondering if the Canada pavilion would have Olympic stuff and I was really excited about looking too. Bummer they didn't have anything. I am still kicking myself for not getting the Team USA Ralph Lauren moose hat (even though it was $75...:rolleyes:). I checked on ebay and saw one going for $500. :headache::scared1:

I'm missing the Olympics too. Luckily we DVR'ed Shaun White and some of the figure skating. I can go back and watch until I get tired of it.


You are getting so close to your trip now! You are the point where I start to second guess my plans. :laughing:

Congrats on 35 days!!! :woohoo::woohoo:

I am such an Olympic junkie that I bought the DVD of the Beijing ones. I sort of had to with all the Michael Phelps stuff. ;):laughing:

Thanks, I can't believe we're coming up on ONE MONTH!

Your trip is coming up so fast! :woohoo:

I'm going to miss the Olympics. I was very upset though when NBC didn't show the whole closing ceremonies. Did they do that to anyone else? I heard there were other performances but at 10pm they went right into that new "The Marriage Ref" show. I was so upset :mad:

I could watch Apolo Ono all the time. He is so humble and fabulous. I loved how after every race, he made sure to go shake hands with the winners. So kind.

Shawn White...insane! He didn't even have to do that 2nd run and he still pulled off some incredible height!

The USA/Canada hockey game was awesome and I'm not even a hockey fan. I just wish the US team didn't sulk afterwards. They didn't even appreciate their silver :sad2:

I heard they cut away from the closing ceremony for that show. I can't remember if I even stayed up that late, I thought it was over after Michael Buble.

OMG I know! It was amusing listening to the announcers after he did his McTwist whatever-you-call-it trick. LOL. And I laughed when they showed a "candid" interview with him and he said it was going to be "freaky-deaky." :rotfl:

DisneyCrafter
03-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Wow. I just spent the past hour+ going through your PTR! I thought instead of being a lurker I will post and say hello to a fellow midwesterner. We are getting our Disney fix in October of this year. I have not been at the time of year and I am very excite for Food & Wine Festival! It is awesome that you are leaving next month for WDW! Looking forward to more of your posts!

Brave teacher
03-02-2010, 09:59 PM
I'm missing the Olympics too. I love the whole competition...every part of it. It is just awesome.

wdwgirl03
03-03-2010, 07:57 AM
Wow. I just spent the past hour+ going through your PTR! I thought instead of being a lurker I will post and say hello to a fellow midwesterner. We are getting our Disney fix in October of this year. I have not been at the time of year and I am very excite for Food & Wine Festival! It is awesome that you are leaving next month for WDW! Looking forward to more of your posts!

Hi DisneyCrafter! :wave2: I am honored you decided to post...glad to have another reader!

My dad, sister, and I went in October a few years ago and it was a great time to visit. We didn't do a whole lot with the Food and Wine Festival but were able to go to one of the Halloween parties which was a blast. The only bad thing about that trip was that FL had record high temperatures for that time of the year...it felt more like summer! I'm off to check out your PTR now. Thanks again for reading. :)

I'm missing the Olympics too. I love the whole competition...every part of it. It is just awesome.

The only good thing about the Olympics being over is I can go to bed earlier now. :rotfl:

wdwgirl03
03-04-2010, 08:26 AM
For all of my fellow March/April/May travelers...the Flower and Garden Festival officially started yesterday! I found the link to the photo gallery if you are interested in seeing some of the displays:

Photo Gallery (http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/showgallery.php/cat/1057)

And then there's also a blog talking about it too:
F&GF Blog (http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/03/03/2010-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival-debuts/)

Enjoy! I know I can't wait to see all the stuff in person. :thumbsup2

Angies1274
03-04-2010, 08:43 AM
Thanks for posting the links to pictures of the F&G Festival!!!:goodvibes I can't wait to see it in person next month!!! The Princess and the Frog displays look cuter than I thought they would!! YAY! Can't wait!:woohoo:

meeko_33785
03-04-2010, 08:47 AM
Wow, the Flower and Garden Festival looks great this year. Seems like there's some really cool displays.

Bridora
03-04-2010, 10:55 AM
Waaah. :sad1: F&GF will be over before we get there. We've been a couple of times during it, though, and I just love it! I can't wait for your pictures of it, though! :goodvibes

tinkgurl
03-04-2010, 11:42 AM
I'm SO excited to check out all the F & GF stuff. This is our first time seeing it! :banana:

MHTeacher
03-04-2010, 12:04 PM
Thanks for the link to the F & G Festival. I looked through several, and just have to say I loved the picture of the Lion King scene. I can't wait to see it all in person in just 15 Days! :yay:

Cory's Gal
03-04-2010, 02:42 PM
We are soooo looking forward to the F & GF!! The pictures are gorgeous! I love all the colors and highly thinking of getting a Mickey garden statue!! This will be our first time seeing it, Gabe liked the campfire topiaries best so far, the Fairies look too cute!!!:cutie:

OhMari
03-04-2010, 02:57 PM
For all of my fellow March/April/May travelers...the Flower and Garden Festival officially started yesterday! I found the link to the photo gallery if you are interested in seeing some of the displays:

Photo Gallery (http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/showgallery.php/cat/1057)

And then there's also a blog talking about it too:
F&GF Blog (http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/03/03/2010-epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival-debuts/)

Enjoy! I know I can't wait to see all the stuff in person. :thumbsup2

Thanks for the links, it was fun seeing really nice pictures of the topiatries. It is so cold in Florida, I am wondering if they are holding off, bringing some of the flowers out. At nite it is getting down in the 30's and I looked at the weather and it still is in the 30's at nite. One day, they had an emergency message across the screen, and it was for a wind chill factor. They said the wind chill would be 30 degrees and the temp. 35. I suppose it is cold for them, but I am used to seeing the -60 degrees wind chill factors.

pktbMouse
03-04-2010, 03:03 PM
How long is the garden festival on for? we will be there May8th -15th, will it still be on? thanks

wdwgirl03
03-04-2010, 05:26 PM
Thanks for posting the links to pictures of the F&G Festival!!!:goodvibes I can't wait to see it in person next month!!! The Princess and the Frog displays look cuter than I thought they would!! YAY! Can't wait!:woohoo:

The P&TF display does look pretty cute. And the movie comes out soon...maybe that'll be a late birthday gift for me. :)

Wow, the Flower and Garden Festival looks great this year. Seems like there's some really cool displays.

I just finished looking at all the pictures and there are some neat ones. I think the American Gothic one is pretty funny. :laughing:

Waaah. :sad1: F&GF will be over before we get there. We've been a couple of times during it, though, and I just love it! I can't wait for your pictures of it, though! :goodvibes

Aww, bummer you'll miss it. I am sure I will be taking plenty of pictures. :thumbsup2

I'm SO excited to check out all the F & GF stuff. This is our first time seeing it! :banana:

They're even better in person. :)

Thanks for the link to the F & G Festival. I looked through several, and just have to say I loved the picture of the Lion King scene. I can't wait to see it all in person in just 15 Days! :yay:

Woo hoo, 15 days...you'll be there before you know it!

We are soooo looking forward to the F & GF!! The pictures are gorgeous! I love all the colors and highly thinking of getting a Mickey garden statue!! This will be our first time seeing it, Gabe liked the campfire topiaries best so far, the Fairies look too cute!!!:cutie:

I agree, the fairies do look adorable. But then again I am biased because I love the fairies!

Thanks for the links, it was fun seeing really nice pictures of the topiatries. It is so cold in Florida, I am wondering if they are holding off, bringing some of the flowers out. At nite it is getting down in the 30's and I looked at the weather and it still is in the 30's at nite. One day, they had an emergency message across the screen, and it was for a wind chill factor. They said the wind chill would be 30 degrees and the temp. 35. I suppose it is cold for them, but I am used to seeing the -60 degrees wind chill factors.

haha, yeah those poor Floridians having to deal with temps in the 30s. Sounds about as warm as it is here right now!

How long is the garden festival on for? we will be there May8th -15th, will it still be on? thanks

Looks like you will just make it...it ends the 16th of May!

xoktenox
03-04-2010, 08:09 PM
The F&G festival is so gorgeous! They do an amazing job and you are going to love it! (Even though I'm pretty sure you've seen it before!)

wdwgirl03
03-05-2010, 07:53 AM
The F&G festival is so gorgeous! They do an amazing job and you are going to love it! (Even though I'm pretty sure you've seen it before!)

You're right, we have seen it before but I'm still excited to see it!

Mickey_Mom
03-05-2010, 08:50 AM
Well there's the deal sealer. :rotfl2: I am officially planning a 2012 trip during the Flower & Garden Festival. I love having all of this to look forward to!

So your ticker is at one month and one day. Holy crap. Seriously. :laughing:

wdwgirl03
03-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Well there's the deal sealer. :rotfl2: I am officially planning a 2012 trip during the Flower & Garden Festival. I love having all of this to look forward to!

So your ticker is at one month and one day. Holy crap. Seriously. :laughing:

haha, I know. We leave a month from tomorrow. :eek:

wdwgirl03
03-06-2010, 10:47 AM
Look at my ticker...

We leave in ONE MONTH!!!!

:banana::cool1::woohoo::yay::cheer2::dance3:

Woo hoo! It's coming up fast!

It's going to be a busy day with the last Marquette game (Senior Day!) and then HOPEFULLY getting to see Danny Gokey. Oh yes, and it's supposed to be in the 40s today. :thumbsup2 If we do get into the concert I'll have to post some pictures.

Stay tuned for more park plans...popcorn::

MHTeacher
03-06-2010, 11:03 AM
YAY for one month to go!

xoktenox
03-06-2010, 03:25 PM
One month!!!!! :banana: How freakin exciting?!?!?! :yay:

jenbear123
03-06-2010, 04:44 PM
:woohoo: WOOHOO! One month to go! :woohoo: