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Softballgirl27
07-09-2011, 12:01 PM
wow thunder while camping.... i have never had that happen to me

MRYPPNS
07-09-2011, 12:05 PM
I was disappointed to not be able to go to that DISmeet....we were at AK that day. What weird weather that morning! We had down pours at AK twice by 10am but then it was fine.

It's nice that your at Disney so long/often that you'll just leave the park on a whim for Mickey bars!

jenseib
07-09-2011, 12:24 PM
The bathroom behind PP is going away ??? :scared1::scared1: Good thing I took lots of pictures of the bathroom then. ;)

I did like "Princess" at the entrance.

I love all the updates Brook. Those pictures are amazing. I love all the different angles. I gotta try to do more of those types. Remind in August!~ :goodvibes

I went for a walk just a bit ago. BOY it's hot out and I came back all sweaty after a mile. I apologize in advance for how sweaty I will be in augst. :laughing: :rolleyes1

Did the photopass guy take the one of Henry's hand. I love that picture.

CandleontheWater
07-09-2011, 01:04 PM
What a fun Dismeet! I'm hoping to make it to a Dismeet one of these trips, you guys always look like you are having so much fun! :)

I'm glad that the rain stopped for you, and you were able to get such nice pictures!

ClaireW
07-09-2011, 02:32 PM
Sounds like another go-with-the-flow morning, and great to have the time and freedom to keep honouring Henry's requests :)
And isn't it great how much we can learn from others trip reports - lots of changes can be tracked through everyone's photos, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who added the hoedown into their planning notes for the next trip!

brookelizabeth
07-09-2011, 02:55 PM
What an awesome MK morning you guys had, I love the scenery pics by Crystal Palace and the pic of Henry holding the statue's hands..too cute!

Can't wait to hear about the Yacht Club

It was a great morning! We had zero agenda beyond the DIS meet, so it was fun to just wander and do whatever.

The Yacht Club...wow....I didn't peek at my next pictures, and I can't remember what I took, but I hope I snagged some good ones. If not, I will next month! :hyper:

Listening to that bus spiel just now made me so happy! ...And I just realized we probably won't hear it on our next trip, since we plan to boat to DHS then bus to WL, as opposed to bussing to MK, boating to WL, and then boating back to MK.

I had forgotten, but I think we went into that store! One of the CMs (I think she was a manager type because she wasn't in a costume) saw that my name was smudged on my birthday button, so she took it, wiped it off, and rewrote it on!

Oooohh that M&M cup looks yummy, that's definitely on my list of things to try!

I never noticed before, but yeah, that Jessie costume is a little scary! :scared1:

Such beautiful pictures in these updates-I really like this B&tB one. :goodvibes Can't wait to hear about your adventures at the Yacht Club!

Listening to the video made me tear up! :laughing: I can't watch too many Disney videos between trips, otherwise I get a bit too wistful. Thankfully we have the August trip planned, so I won't go crazy! ;) That is a bummer about not getting to hear it! Maybe you'll just have to make a special trip.... the boats are a lovely way to go though too - I LOVE Disney boats!

Aren't those Main Street windows wonderful? I really liked the B&tB one too, they are actually moving in there - sooooo cool.

:eek: WHAT?! You didn't get corn dog nuggets?! It makes me sad :'(

On another note...*grumble grumble* I love how it never fails when you go to Disney you find something new that you never knew happened before!

Oh don't worry. We have many days to go - Corn Dog Nuggets were devoured! ::yes::

And I agree - there is ALWAYS hidden magic at Disney! It's incredible!

Fun updates! I am sad about the sky way building but I suppose whatever improves traffic in Fantasyland will be a welcome change!

I think the DIS podcast mentioned the hoedown recently. It sounded like something the CMs might initiate when rainy to generate excitement and improve spirits. Very cute. Too funny H only had eyes for the candy. ;)

Great photos, as usual! :thumbsup2

I am a bit sad about the skyway building too! I hope the new one they start to build is equally as beautiful. I'm sure they will do a good job since Fantasyland seems to be a focus lately with all the plussing. The better traffic flow will be VERY welcomed!

That is a GREAT idea about the hoedown! Makes sense too - it was just after the rain had stopped. It really did improve my spirit, it was so fun!

Wuh-hoo! You're back! :yay: Great updates, what a nice, leisurely morning at MK. How was Minnesota?

I am!! It feels good to be back. Though, it would feel better to be back AND caught up on the DIS. :laughing:

Minnesota was great! We drove ALL over the state, so I was completely exhausted, but it was wonderful to see friends and family. I'll be writing about it on my blog and will link here for those interested when I get it done!

Coming out of lurkdom to tell you how much I am enjoying your report. I am so jealous! Two weeks and then another trip in May and then again in August! You go Girl!

Sound like you are having a great time. I am so sad about the restrooms behind Peter Pan. Those were my favorite as after all it says Princess on the door (plus they never seem to have a line when I am there).

I also saw your picture with Jen and Anita on Jen's trip report. Looks like you had a great time at Cape May.

Looking forward to reading more!

:welcome: Thank you for posting!

I honestly cannot believe I am doing 3 trips in 7 months. :eek: We TRULY thought our 2 week trip would be IT for this year. I certainly don't mind the bonus trips though....!

I MUST check out those bathrooms in August before they disappear! I have heard they have cute tiles in them too? Maybe they will salvage some of it for the new bathrooms.

Cape May was DELISH. Seriously. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did since I'm not a seafood eater. Those crab legs though literally melted in your mouth - and the calamari. :faint: The Wigd clan broadened my horizons!

Eventually I will get to that TR too. :rolleyes1

:love: this!!!

It's so sweet, isn't it? Every time he sees that picture, or the one of the Partners Statue he says, "That man made Mickey's house!" He knows they both had a part - I've tried to teach him that one is Roy, the other is Walt, but that part doesn't stick. :laughing: All well, he's got years to learn his Disney History, right??

First off, I hope your dad is feeling better soon!! I'll be definitely sending good thoughts your family's way! :goodvibes

Thanks for sharing the bus spiel video! I loved hearing it!

I'm glad to see the new Casey's hot dogs were not terrible. I'd want to try the Chicago-style dog too!

Thank you! I'll keep everyone posted here too as I hear about him. I appreciate the thoughts and prayers SO much!

They weren't bad at all! The only reason I thought it wasn't fantastic is because I've had a REAL Chicago hot dog many times. I would certainly order this one again-even with the too-long-bun!

:yay: for DISmeets!

Not only did Joe fix the camera settings, it looks like he made the rain go away!

That hot dog looks pretty good with all those fixins'. Mmmmm.

Great pictures with the Roy & Minnie statue. I like the one with Henry's hand on theirs. :thumbsup2

And it was a fun one! So many people I couldn't keep track of who was who! :laughing:

:rotfl2: about Joe making the rain go away! If only he had control over the weather....

Looks like a great day at MK despite the rain. The Dis meet looked like fun also. It will be interesting to see how Fantasyland ends up in general after all of the rehabs and new areas. I will be looking forward to seeing your future reports to keep me updated until my trip in Sept 2013...I decided thats when I want to go. LOL

It will be interesting to watch it all take shape! I'm very excited about it all. We obviously aren't a huge Princess house, BUT, we all still look forward to exploring those new areas and going on the rides. I think the meet and greet with Belle sounds incredible. And just to see Fantasyland all beautified with the trees...it will be so pretty!

2013 will be here before we know it! You have some serious willpower to be able to wait that long though...I'd be going bonkers. :laughing: My wallet would like me a whole lot more though!

Matt is super jealous of Henry's jacket. He's been looking for a Tron jacket for ages but can never find one in his size!

Same with Joe! He found a hoodie one time (not zip up) and it just fit weird, so we passed on it. They are hard to find and almost non-existent now. Hopefully if the other movies are made our boys will get their jackets!

Wonderful morning in the MK even with the rain. That was one big DisMeet. I'm sorry to see the skyway building go.:sad2: I thought we had ridden it before but couldn't really remember. Michelle said we did it in 1999 when I took her and Brent for their first WDW trip. I'm a visual person so I'm having a hard time trying to picture how the are is going to look after all the changes.:confused3

I have a hard time imagining the area different too - and I've even seen mock drawings that people have done. It's just hard to wrap my head around! But, I think it will be improved.

I SO wish I would have gotten to ride the skyway! What a fun ride that must have been looking down on everyone.

KatMark
07-09-2011, 04:13 PM
Great update, Brook. Love the DIS meet...and too funny about Henry and his stickers. Your pictures are terrific!

norybell
07-09-2011, 05:14 PM
Brook, I'd missed about 200 updates! :rolleyes:

I love your pics of Main Street. I'm totally craving a hot dog now, even if itwasnt the greatest. And I had no idea they're getting rid of the Skyway...makes sense, and not like it's serving any purpose, but I'll miss it anyway.

I can't believe you get to go back again so soon! I am tickerless for the first time in ages...it's totally depressing.

jenb1023
07-09-2011, 06:25 PM
You've been a busy bee with updates! :thumbsup2

You got some great photos and some that I have not seen before! I especially love the ones with three hands!!!

We stumbled into the Frontierland Howdown in January at about 9:50am. What great fun and characters that are a little more unusual!

Charleston Princess
07-10-2011, 05:59 AM
Oh my goodness, Brook, I love that picture of Henry's hand in Roy's!!! So cute!

petals
07-10-2011, 06:57 PM
Luvin the update and the fact that you got click happy. I'm always click happy. :goodvibes

tinacaplan
07-10-2011, 09:56 PM
Great updates, Brook! And you have reminded me of two very important things when travelling with a four year-old: lollipops and stickers! Again, why I didn't do more of this the last time is BEYOND me! Live and learn! :goodvibes

cdotla
07-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Love that photo with Henry's hand with Roy & Minnie's!!!:goodvibes

Sounds like a great day in the MK despite the rain. Can't believe how long you were able to stay out with Henry...what a trooper!:)

hcmommy
07-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Good updates. Glad your Dad is doing a little better.

34 days left for me...............:cool1::cool1::cool1:

Is it too early to start packing?

Do you have any idea when 2013 dates will be released on the Disney cruise out of Galveston? PM me if you want to about it, if you don't want to take up space here. I'm thinking of going on a cruise summer 2013 if we can swing it. I'd like to book it far in advance so I can pay it out. I'll look into booking thru you if we do it. TIA.

Now back to reality :laundy:

brookelizabeth
07-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Last night I met up with Nikki (NikkiLovesWDW!) and Christy (PopArtGal) in Manhattan for dinner at Ellen's Stardust Diner. It was wonderful to meet those two lovely ladies and get to know them a bit better!

Toward the end of our meal Christy noticed there was a BRAZILIAN TOUR GROUP at Ellen's! :rotfl: They come to NYC first, then WDW - Joe and I saw them in Central Park yesterday too, all clad in their matching colors!

After our meal Nikki noticed the Guide, with the flag outside, and tried to snap a picture -but the guide caught her. :eek: Her first words were "I look ridiculous, don't I?" :lmao: The guide was incredibly nice and offered to pose for the pic, but then suggested we pose with her - so we all jumped in the shot!

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Other/Various/i-PrbZ634/0/O/Brazilian-Tour-Guide.jpg

She confirmed they were off to Disney World next, so, if you are in WDW next week, look for this guide!

teekathepony
07-11-2011, 09:49 AM
Whew! Caught up!
I'm jumping in, newbie to your tr here. Great so far, and yeah I totally got "homesick" for Epcot.

tiggrbaby
07-11-2011, 10:08 AM
NYC mini-meet? Let me know next time! I'm a Jersey girl!

SoonerGirl
07-11-2011, 10:09 AM
Toward the end of our meal Christy noticed there was a BRAZILIAN TOUR GROUP at Ellen's! :rotfl:

There's no escaping them!! :scared1:

:lmao:

dekkerdisneydreamer
07-11-2011, 10:19 AM
Hi ya Brook!

Glad to see you posting again! I've seen the DISmeet on a few different threads, and it really is fun to see everyone together! I have my first "official" DISmeet in October with "mousescrapper" aka Julie. I cannot wait!! I did have an "unofficial" DISmeet with jenseib aka Jen, but I just happened to notice her and Claire (Claire was wearing her awesome Marry Poppins outfit :goodvibes) on the bridge from France to the UK and asked her if she was "Jen" from the DIS Boards. I almost didn't do it....:blush: She was very nice though, and we forgot to take a picture....oops.

I really would like to catch the Frontierland Hoedown, it looks like some spontaneous fun! Normally we don't see the Country Bear Jamboree every trip (we didn't in April) but I have a feeling we'll try it in October. I've been racking my brain for all of the fun toddler type activities we can do. We usually just go and ride whatever we want. Ch ch ch changes!:laughing:

Hilarious about the Brazilian Tour Guide! So cool that she was fun!

TanzUnited99
07-11-2011, 02:17 PM
Lol at seeing a Brazillian Tour Group in NYC! :rotfl:

That was nice of the guide to pose for a pic! :thumbsup2

jenb1023
07-11-2011, 03:19 PM
LOL on the Brazilian Tour Group! I would have been tempted to run the other way like I do at WDW!!!

basketkat
07-11-2011, 04:16 PM
LOL on the Brazilian Tour Group! I would have been tempted to run the other way like I do at WDW!!!

Hahahahaha! :lmao: I totally agree! :rotfl:

pooh'smate
07-11-2011, 04:34 PM
Add me to list of people who love the Roy and Minnie statue pictures. :love:

eandesmom
07-11-2011, 04:53 PM
I can't imagine being one of those tour leaders, talk about the patience of a saint!

how cute that she jumped in the picture

CreightonsMomma
07-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Wow lots of updates!

What a great Dismeet! It's so cute to see all the kids together.

Too funny about the tour guide being there. We were just at Disney this past weekend and it was horrible. I don't know why they even bother going. They just seem to stand in the middle of the street in a big circle. Don't they ride the rides? lol. I saw them get in line for rides and then after 5 minutes of waiting they would turn around and leave. :rotfl:

glennbo123
07-11-2011, 08:19 PM
How funny that Nikki got caught taking a picture. That'd be my luck too.

Did you tell the guide that you have a Disney trip report? ie. give a little background as to why her photo was desired?

brookelizabeth
07-11-2011, 08:50 PM
The bathroom behind PP is going away ??? :scared1::scared1: Good thing I took lots of pictures of the bathroom then. ;)

I did like "Princess" at the entrance.

I swear I already replied to your comment - but I don't see it. So, if I already did, please disregard. :laughing:

Otherwise...

I have heard that bathroom is very cute! It has little tiles on the wall too, right? I need to check it out, I've never been in there! How cute that is stays "Princess" - I hope they keep that with the new bathrooms!

Just stumbled on your report...and I LOVE it! I feel like I was right there with you!!!! Can't wait to read more!!!! :surfweb:

::welcome:: Thank you for reading!!!

Great update Brook! So many fantastic pictures, I absolutely love the ones with the Roy & Minnie statues!

I couldn't help but notice the prices on the menu at Casey's in the picture you took - there is just something terribly wrong with charging $8 for a hot dog..... :eek: Especially when it isn't even big enough to fill the bun!

I really like those those Roy & Minnie ones turned out too! We might have to make that a regular stop for a picture through the years.

The $8 is HIGH, isn't it? However, that is for the meal, with the side of fries or apples (and maybe a drink? I cannot recall). But even still, a plain hot dog is only in the $6 range for the meal. Disney prices keep going up and up as they refurb restaurants/update menus!

Ohhh, those videos make me want to be there so badly! I love the bus spiels so much. :goodvibes As soon as you hear that drum roll you know it's going to be a good day. I know I've mentioned it before, but that song is actually on itunes-there is an album by the WDW band on there. Every time I listen to it I imagine I'm riding on the MK bus. :goodvibes And the one of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" was fun too. I was hoping to hear a Brewers cheer though instead of singing root, root, root for the home team. haha

I tried those corn dog nuggets on our trip! I actually just did that update and gave you a shoutout because I first read about them on one of your TRs. :)

Exactly! The bus spiels make me VERY wistful for Disney World! I can't watch some of the videos without the ache. :upsidedow

Next time you should try to be there for the opening at Casey's with your family and do the Brewers cheer!!

I must get over to your TR SOON! I'm so far behind on everyone's reports, it's pathetic. :sad2: I feel like I will NEVER catch up again.

That picture of you next to Roy and Minnie is really cute! I love the hands one too! Looks like you guys had a fun and relaxing morning.

Thank you! It was a great morning! Lots of wandering and doing whatever. Sometimes those are good - but when you get too many, you suddenly realize your 2 week trip has only days left and you haven't yet done half the things you want to! :rolleyes1

Mmmm ... I really need to have a Chicago dog now! Happily, it's not usually hard to talk my little gang into a trip to the Weiner's Circle. With luck, I'll have me a char dog with all the Chicago fixin's for lunch!

Love that Casey's opens with "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Perfect. Never thought about it, but of course they should. So fun to find new details like this each trip. Thanks for all the great architectural detail pics, too. You and Joe have great styles.

Oh, yeah -- Welcome home! Glad your visit was so much fun. Camping, dad's commitment to better choices, thunderstorms sound great. All renewing & uplifting, I hope.

A Chicago hot dog sounds delicious right now...and I'm not even hungry. I haven't been to Chicago in years. Maybe in 2012. :scratchin

I love finding those new details too! Disney always seems to have a surprise, and that is what makes it magical to me.

It feels great to be home again. I'm playing catch-up still with everything - grocery shopping, laundry, work, etc. but the trip is always worth it! I think I'll be going for 2 weeks in December so I have more time with my family.

brookelizabeth
07-11-2011, 09:05 PM
Sad that the skyway ride is a thing of the past. While it was not really a thrill ride it was something I remember from trips when I was younger... the walls were up during our trip so it will be no more. As for the flow of traffic, I can see a need to fix it, and when it rains over in that area it can flood fast, so that will be fixed too.

Great updates as always!

I experienced the flood by Haunted Mansion in May! Wow! It just pools right up in that area. Hopefully the new traffic flow will fix that like you said.

I would have loved to ride the skyway - just to gaze down at people would be so enjoyable. That is one of the reasons I love the Peoplemover too.

what a passel of updates! So fun to see the meet and recognize some of the kids, how cool is that!

GREAT reno info. I had no clue about the skyway building, good thing I took a bunch of photo's in may! I love the hoedown, take me out to the ballgame festive morning you had...and that the sun came out. I love a good Chicago dog...but too much bun is just wierd.

The picture of Henry's hand is priceless.

GREAT updates!

The bit of extra bun was weird...it's kinda like that dilemma when you buy 10 hot dogs in a package, but only 8 buns. :laughing: It's annoying!

Amazing TR, I have never sat here and actually read one of these yet.

However, several cups of coffee later, I seem to have read everyone of your posts. Looking forward too more.

Thanks for your time and effort.

Thank you and ::welcome:: I'm glad you are enjoying it! I really do love to write out the TRs, I enjoy sharing the pictures and looking back on past trips. I find myself from time to time reading bits of my old TRs going "Oh ya! I remember that!" :goodvibes More coming soon!

Sweet babies! :love:

Henry was certainly thrilled with his stickers. When our trip paths cross again, we will be sure to have some for him to gain his favor, too. :thumbsup2 I thought of him when I bought some Disney vehicles this week. I got the three pack of Disney buses and the 40th anniversary truck for the girls to play with at my house.

Bella and I were Princesses in the Pinocchio bathroom this past week. Maybe for the last time? I don't know when they are supposed to be gone for good. There were walls up right beside them. The path behind Yankee Trader and over to Haunted Mansion does seem like it will help alleviate congestion right there in that turn between PP and Yankee Trader.

A 40th Anniversary truck? I don't think I've seen that! The buses are WELL loved at our house-and played with almost daily. He has a couple others too, but those buses are still favorites.

I haven't heard a timeline for the Pan queue - but I'm wondering if the "NextGen" part of it will be announced at D23. Perhaps a small updating/clean up of the ride too. I will have to go be a Princess for a few minutes in those bathrooms and snag some pics next month!

brookelizabeth
07-11-2011, 09:13 PM
During planning of this 2 week trip Joe made it fairly clear to me that he'd like a more relaxed approach to Disney World; after all, we were there for two weeks, right? Okay, I could do this. No prob! And I did! We had very, very few plans - and I was excited about it. I figured with two weeks we'd still get everything covered that we all wanted, but be able to do it in a completely relaxed fashion. Best of both worlds!

That's from my first post right? :laughing:

The DIS meet was so much fun!! It was actually oOJulieOo (along with her mom & daughter Claire) who showed up after the first boat ride. I felt bad that we'd taken off without her... but I'm glad some people stuck around for another ride. :thumbsup2

The rain definitely put a damper on things that morning, but luckily it cleared out pretty quickly.

I'm anxious to see how the whole Peter Pan queue rehab & new bathroom building turn out. I hadn't heard about the rerouting of traffic. Along with all the other new Fantasyland changes, it should be interesting.

I love the pictures of all of you with Walt at the end of Main Street. :goodvibes

Ahhhhhh! Yes! Julie! I put Stacy in the TR, didn't I? :upsidedow I was all game for going again, but Henry had a very different agenda in mind. I'm glad others rode with her as well! It was a very fun meet, and thank you again for the stickers!

Wow! What a fun morning!! So cool that you had such a big DISmeet. I love when you just run into fun things happening, like Brer Bear in the store and the little hoedown. Love all the pics of the skyway building. It really is such a beautiful building and it always makes me sad when they change anything! But Walt didnt' want a museum and we have to make way for new and improved (we hope) things!


Oh and GREAT pictures on Main Street! And good for Joe taking that little artistic picture! I don't think I've ever seen that little fountain/birdbath! I'll have to look for it next time....

I love running into those little extras Disney does too - like the Hoedown. It's such a fun and simple show, and had Henry been up to it, we would have been in the thick of those dancers! :goodvibes

I'm really looking forward to seeing what the New Fantasyland will be...just from what I read and see art work of, all together it's going to be beautiful! That skyway building was so pretty though, hopefully what they build will be equally so.

That fountain is right by the Baby Care/First Aid Center, basically out the back door of Caseys. It's a pretty, and fairly quiet, area of the park!

This was one fascinating update! First off, I had no idea that skyway was even there. I don't think I have ever seen that before. And I have never seen the hoe down either! Very cool! :thumbsup2 It's so amazing to me that after all these years of dising, I still learn something new!

Your pictures were absolutely beautiful too! I have never seen that prospective from the fountain looking at the castle! Just beautiful! :cloud9: I loved the one looking towards CP too, and all the store windows! I'm sooooo ready to get back!

The skyway ride shut down years ago - long before I visited Disney World! It connected in Tomorrowland, the old tower there is already gone, but I believe was in the area where the stage is, next to Space Mountain.

It's amazing to me too that there is always something new at Disney - always something to learn! And they are always changing a little here and there. That's truly what makes it so special!

Yay on a big DIS meet! :thumbsup2

Wow you guys sure had a great day at MK - all the photos look great and yay on seeing the character dance!

It was a fun morning at MK! Just a slow meander, do what whatever, sort of morning...sometimes those are the best! (sometimes :laughing:)

brookelizabeth
07-11-2011, 09:19 PM
wow thunder while camping.... i have never had that happen to me

It was kinda cool! I like storms though...

I was disappointed to not be able to go to that DISmeet....we were at AK that day. What weird weather that morning! We had down pours at AK twice by 10am but then it was fine.

It's nice that your at Disney so long/often that you'll just leave the park on a whim for Mickey bars!

I was bummed you couldn't make it either! :sad2: Another time hopefully all our paths will cross again!!

It was weird weather that day - I was thankful when the rain had stopped. On one had it usually means short lines, but ugh-I hate dealing with a poncho and all that.

It really was nice to have enough time at Disney to just go with the flow...we said, more than once, that we knew we'd have a hard time to go back to shorter trips! We were spoiled! :upsidedow

I love all the updates Brook. Those pictures are amazing. I love all the different angles. I gotta try to do more of those types. Remind in August!~ :goodvibes

I went for a walk just a bit ago. BOY it's hot out and I came back all sweaty after a mile. I apologize in advance for how sweaty I will be in augst. :laughing: :rolleyes1

Did the photopass guy take the one of Henry's hand. I love that picture.

I will try to remind you in August! I always try to get shots that I don't have already - or improve on ones that I already have. There are so many details, it's fun to try a new angle.

:lmao: about the sweat! I will be the same way, so don't worry!

Nope, the Henry's hand pic was done by me! I don't remember if we told him to do that, or if he just did and I happened to catch it...regardless, I like how it came out! (despite the chocolate on the side of his hand...! :laughing:)

What a fun Dismeet! I'm hoping to make it to a Dismeet one of these trips, you guys always look like you are having so much fun! :)

I'm glad that the rain stopped for you, and you were able to get such nice pictures!

I hope you have a DIS meet! They are so much fun - to meet fellow Disney fanatics and just have that bond between you..it's great! I've met quite a few people now and always enjoy it.

tinacaplan
07-11-2011, 09:47 PM
Hillarious photo, Brook! And when EOS opens...I think a Dismeet might in order! :goodvibes

ptcrn
07-11-2011, 10:02 PM
I have never had a Chicago style hot dog, but looking at yours is making my mouth water for one! I think it's the banana peppers- love them!!

Great pictures of the Dis meet and the Roy statue pics- so cute!

Too funny about the Brazilian tour group in NY! I can't believe you took a picture with her! :rotfl: I wonder if she knew why she was so famous? :lmao:

Glad you guys had such a great trip to Minnesota and I'm happy your dad is doing better. :hug:

cdotla
07-11-2011, 10:05 PM
That is hysterical that you ran into the Brazilian tour group. But very appropriate for a DisMeet, I would say!;)

How fun that you guys were able to meet up!:goodvibes

Mindy5767
07-11-2011, 11:25 PM
I'm here... I was more than 10 pages behind so I just skimmed!! I totally need 30 hours in a day. Last night, DD23 suggested that since Heidi and I had not ever watched a Harry Potter movie or read a book that we should watch it with her. She has all the DVD's and books except the last one. We watched it, and then she pulled out a Star Trek TNG season 5 DVD and insisted that we watch that... that was at midnight!! I said Ok... but was falling asleep. Since I have watched ever episode of Star Trek ever made many many times, it was not important to watch this episode. It wasn't one of my favorites. So I went up and went to bed. I felt like lead in the morning. I spent all day doing laundry and getting my clothes picked out and my packing list printed, and catching up on my emails and facebook posts and subs. I am leaving for Dallas on Wed. morning.

Heidi and I have a flight at 12:40 with no stops. Henry books only less than a week ago because he wasn't sure he'd be able to get away from work. He had to pay out the wazoo for his flight, which leaves an hour before mine, but arrives 2 hours later because he has to change planes in Miami. My MIL called and said that Dad (Henry's dad) had fallen (he's 76) and had a twisted ankle and was bruised. They didn't want to make the 2 hour drive each way to pick us up at the Dallas airport. Could we change our flight to follow through to the tiny waco airport. All those flights stop in Dallas anyway. I called, and the lady was really nice. She said that if she changed my flight it would cost WAY too much because I'd lose my early booking discount. I could buy a separate ticket from Dallas to Waco but that would be $220 for each of us. When I told her about Henry's flight situation, she told us that if we called 12 hours before MY flight time, we could pay $50 and he could be changed to MY flight. Originally when Henry booked, the only seats on my flight were going to cost close to $900. She said that if you 12 hours before, any unsold seats, they'll do that with. So hopefully he can change and we can fly together. If not, I'll have to wait at the airport for several hours after I pick up my luggage for Henry's flight to get in. Then we'll rent a car and drive to Waco. That'll be easier on my in-laws. I can just see this. Me, holding Heidi's hand, with her carry-on, my laptop bag, my purse (Disney Dooney) and pulling my suitcase trying to make my way back to the terminal where the restaurants are from the baggage claim area. I can't leave my luggage going round and round for 2 hours!

Tomorrow I have to actually FIT my clothes into my suitcase and Heidi's clothes and Henry's clothes. We're taking 1 suitcase and putting it on my plane. If Henry has to take the original flight he has a layover and switch of planes and I'd rather my luggage not accidentally end up somewhere in Miami enjoying the topics without me. American charges $25 for the first suitcase for fewer is better. When we take our cruise in December we're going to have ALOT of luggage. Six people for 10 days in the winter going to the Caribbean. Lots of extra stuff for sure. Also tomorrow I have to meet the Mary Kay lady in Fairfax county because I ran out of my day serum suddenly (you can't see its running low til the bottle won't squirt anymore). I also want to get the travel set. Then I have a chiropractor appointment, then back home to finish packing.

In the meantime, I tried on some clothes that I'd bought last month and I did NOT like the way I looked in them. It looked tight and I looked lumpy! :sad2: My weight is about the same, but I haven't been working out so I am probably flabby and out of shape. I have been working on my clients vacations and learning as much as possible and not making room for the gym. I gotta get crackin' or I'll be really unhappy at the beach and then at Disney! You know all those photopass pics. I'm going to pre-buy the CD since we can have pics taken during the AEP and then I can keep using it during our week later. I am so pleased with my shutterfly album that I did with my Nov. trip that I probably will make one. I had a coupon code that came with my online payment of Heidi's school pictures through Lifetouch. A free 8x8 hardcover 20 page album! A $30 value! Its really nice.

Wow... sorry so long and to hijack your PTR!

Mommy2BnB
07-11-2011, 11:35 PM
Just found your trip report. You take really great pictures and I am enjoying reading about your laid back-go with the flow trip. My DH complains about me dragging the family through the parks at top speed, :lmao: so it is good for me to see another perspective. I loved :love: your pics of the flowers in NY. Beautiful!!!

brookelizabeth
07-12-2011, 07:24 AM
Sounds like another go-with-the-flow morning, and great to have the time and freedom to keep honouring Henry's requests :)
And isn't it great how much we can learn from others trip reports - lots of changes can be tracked through everyone's photos, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who added the hoedown into their planning notes for the next trip!

Yep-that's just what it was! A very easy going morning, letting Henry lead! Which was perfect for that particular morning, it really set a nice pace for the whole day.

Isn't the hoedown great? I just had NO idea it even happened! I hope you are able to see it!

Great update, Brook. Love the DIS meet...and too funny about Henry and his stickers. Your pictures are terrific!

Thank you Kathy! Henry was so distracted with those stickers I had to shout his name about 28 times to get him to even look at the camera. :rotfl: They must have been REALLY cool stickers!

Brook, I'd missed about 200 updates! :rolleyes:

I love your pics of Main Street. I'm totally craving a hot dog now, even if itwasnt the greatest. And I had no idea they're getting rid of the Skyway...makes sense, and not like it's serving any purpose, but I'll miss it anyway.

I can't believe you get to go back again so soon! I am tickerless for the first time in ages...it's totally depressing.

Oh, that's alright! I am sure I have missed at least that many over on your TR! I'm drastically behind, which has become the norm for 2011.

I feel the same about the skyway. It was a pretty building behind the stroller parking and provided some nice pictures, so I'll miss it! I hope the new building they create is equally as beautiful. I have a feeling it will be, they are doing a great job so far on the new Fantasyland!

Ooooh, being tickerless is the WORST. I think that is my key, I must have a trip to look forward to so I don't go bezerk pricing trips and bugging Joe. After August I'll just focus on February and June. But, we better have something after that at least on deck! I hope you are able to swing something SOON! Perhaps another research trip? :teeth:

You've been a busy bee with updates! :thumbsup2

You got some great photos and some that I have not seen before! I especially love the ones with three hands!!!

We stumbled into the Frontierland Howdown in January at about 9:50am. What great fun and characters that are a little more unusual!

Isn't it a great surprise? We stumbled across it probably around 10:15 or so. Was yours just after a rain? A previous poster mentioned the DIS Podcast Team said it's one of those things they dispatch after a rain to bring people's spirits back up....and that's just what ours was. So clever!

It was very fun to see the unusual characters!

Oh my goodness, Brook, I love that picture of Henry's hand in Roy's!!! So cute!

Thank you! :goodvibes He is already quite the Disney geek knowing that both Roy and Walt had a hand in creating Disney World! He likes them both, and tells me that every time he sees the statues.

Luvin the update and the fact that you got click happy. I'm always click happy. :goodvibes

:laughing: Me too it seems! I often take several pictures of the same EXACT thing.

brookelizabeth
07-12-2011, 07:46 AM
Great updates, Brook! And you have reminded me of two very important things when travelling with a four year-old: lollipops and stickers! Again, why I didn't do more of this the last time is BEYOND me! Live and learn! :goodvibes

:lmao: And you can use those exact tools to assist in dictating your day!

Love that photo with Henry's hand with Roy & Minnie's!!!:goodvibes

Sounds like a great day in the MK despite the rain. Can't believe how long you were able to stay out with Henry...what a trooper!:)

Henry is an AWESOME traveler, and quite the night owl if we let him be! BUT, as we learned in Minnesota, too much of no naps + late nights = one craaaaaaaaaaaaabby child. Whoa. At Disney we generally have a pretty good balance. Plenty of late nights, but we try to get nap time in as well.

Good updates. Glad your Dad is doing a little better.

34 days left for me...............:cool1::cool1::cool1:

Is it too early to start packing?

Do you have any idea when 2013 dates will be released on the Disney cruise out of Galveston? PM me if you want to about it, if you don't want to take up space here. I'm thinking of going on a cruise summer 2013 if we can swing it. I'd like to book it far in advance so I can pay it out. I'll look into booking thru you if we do it. TIA.

Now back to reality :laundy:

34 days? Nope, not too early! Many people start packing at a month! :laughing: I usually start throwing stuff I know we'll need into a central location to make for easy packing later. Your days are gonna FLY right by!

As for the 2013 cruises - no info has been released yet. I'm hoping they repeat what they are doing in 2012 of bringing the ships to NYC, Galveston and Seattle! I am thinking they will release the schedules either more toward the end of this year, or summer of 2012 for summer of 2013 - just over a year out seems to be the trend. I would LOVE to book your cruise and work with you if you go for one! I cannot wait for June 2012 for ours...it's so hard to read cruise TRs because I just want this year to disappear. :rotfl:

Whew! Caught up!
I'm jumping in, newbie to your tr here. Great so far, and yeah I totally got "homesick" for Epcot.

:welcome: Thank you for reading!!! That is the best/worst thing about TRs - they bring you back, but they make you homesick!

NYC mini-meet? Let me know next time! I'm a Jersey girl!

Ahhhh! I had completely forgotten! I know there are quite a few of us out here too. We DEFINITELY will be having another meet when Earl opens, I'll organize it! This was more that Christy was coming into town and messaged Nikki and I directly to meet up with us - not really a general meet. BUT! there will be one!! :goodvibes

brookelizabeth
07-12-2011, 07:58 AM
There's no escaping them!! :scared1:

:lmao:

It's true! They wear their head-to-toe colors here too! Though, I haven't heard them chant ever...maybe they save those for Disney? :laughing:

Hi ya Brook!

Glad to see you posting again! I've seen the DISmeet on a few different threads, and it really is fun to see everyone together! I have my first "official" DISmeet in October with "mousescrapper" aka Julie. I cannot wait!! I did have an "unofficial" DISmeet with jenseib aka Jen, but I just happened to notice her and Claire (Claire was wearing her awesome Marry Poppins outfit :goodvibes) on the bridge from France to the UK and asked her if she was "Jen" from the DIS Boards. I almost didn't do it....:blush: She was very nice though, and we forgot to take a picture....oops.

I really would like to catch the Frontierland Hoedown, it looks like some spontaneous fun! Normally we don't see the Country Bear Jamboree every trip (we didn't in April) but I have a feeling we'll try it in October. I've been racking my brain for all of the fun toddler type activities we can do. We usually just go and ride whatever we want. Ch ch ch changes!:laughing:

Hilarious about the Brazilian Tour Guide! So cool that she was fun!

I get to meet Jen in August for the TA training! I'm excited to meet her!! Claire won't be with though...someday I hope to meet her too, I think her and Henry could have some fun together! DIS meets are fantastic - it's like you already know each other when you meet and conversation is never a problem. I love it!

Oh yes - you will see Disney in a whole new way! And it's fantastic. The Country Bears is a perfect toddler show, it's so cute and fun. Henry is always all grins and clapping along. We always have used naptime to hit the big rides, Baby Swapping them, with a FastPass. Makes it easy and quick!

It was very cool that the Tour Guide was fun with it - she was super nice! I wonder if she gets a free/discounted trip to chaperon? I'd TOTALLY carry a flag around for free travel! :laughing:

Lol at seeing a Brazillian Tour Group in NYC! :rotfl:

That was nice of the guide to pose for a pic! :thumbsup2

Isn't it funny? I saw them last year by the South Street Seaport, wearing Mickey shirts. This year I saw them in Central Park and Times Square. No chanting so far, and they aren't just congregating in a large spot either - they are on the move!

It was very nice of the guide to pose for us! She was a lot of fun!

LOL on the Brazilian Tour Group! I would have been tempted to run the other way like I do at WDW!!!

Hahahahaha! :lmao: I totally agree! :rotfl:

:laughing: They were less frustrating in NYC than in WDW for some reason! If they were dining at the same time as we were, I had no idea - they weren't extra loud or anything! Anytime I've seen them here too, they have been quiet and on the move. I think they just frustrate people at WDW due to the guide getting 50 FPs at a time, and the cutting in line and the chanting! I heard about them chanting once in the Pirates caves and it was so loud it was hurting peoples ears! :sad2:

Add me to list of people who love the Roy and Minnie statue pictures. :love:

Isn't that sweet? :cutie:

brookelizabeth
07-12-2011, 08:03 AM
I can't imagine being one of those tour leaders, talk about the patience of a saint!

how cute that she jumped in the picture

No joke! I am wondering if they get a free/discounted trip? I would hope so! I'd do it for free travel. :teeth:

Wow lots of updates!

What a great Dismeet! It's so cute to see all the kids together.

Too funny about the tour guide being there. We were just at Disney this past weekend and it was horrible. I don't know why they even bother going. They just seem to stand in the middle of the street in a big circle. Don't they ride the rides? lol. I saw them get in line for rides and then after 5 minutes of waiting they would turn around and leave. :rotfl:

Wow! That's crazy about them leaving the line! I have heard of them leaving a few people in line to wait, and the rest re-joining later. I hope they aren't doing that anymore, they aren't supposed to! Nikki found a website that shows their exact schedule, so I'm going to be using that for myself and my clients traveling in July and January!

How funny that Nikki got caught taking a picture. That'd be my luck too.

Did you tell the guide that you have a Disney trip report? ie. give a little background as to why her photo was desired?

LOL yes! We did! We weren't just crazy New Yorkers. :laughing: We explained we are Disney fans and see them all the time in WDW. She laughed along with us - she totally "got it"! She was a great sport!

Hillarious photo, Brook! And when EOS opens...I think a Dismeet might in order! :goodvibes

YES! ::yes:: Earl + Disney Store!

brookelizabeth
07-12-2011, 08:14 AM
I have never had a Chicago style hot dog, but looking at yours is making my mouth water for one! I think it's the banana peppers- love them!!

Great pictures of the Dis meet and the Roy statue pics- so cute!

Too funny about the Brazilian tour group in NY! I can't believe you took a picture with her! :rotfl: I wonder if she knew why she was so famous? :lmao:

Glad you guys had such a great trip to Minnesota and I'm happy your dad is doing better. :hug:

They are YUMMY! They basically are loaded with everything you can imagine on a hot dog. :laughing: I too am a big fan of peppers! YUM!

No, she had no idea why we wanted the picture at first! I'm sure she just thought it was because she looked silly - but we explained we are Disney fans and see them down in WDW! Then she laughed along with us and understood. She was such a good sport! I hope Christy sees her next week in WDW while she is there!

Thank you for the kind words about Dad. I haven't heard from him since we got back, so I'm going to give him a call this week and see how he is. I'm guessing the no news is good news though.

I love your baby ticker - the baby is the size of an eggplant. That's so cute!

That is hysterical that you ran into the Brazilian tour group. But very appropriate for a DisMeet, I would say!;)

How fun that you guys were able to meet up!:goodvibes

I know! It was so funny! I mean, what are the odds that they would happen to be eating the same time as us! :lmao:

I'm here... I was more than 10 pages behind so I just skimmed!! I totally need 30 hours in a day. Last night, DD23 suggested that since Heidi and I had not ever watched a Harry Potter movie or read a book that we should watch it with her. She has all the DVD's and books except the last one. We watched it, and then she pulled out a Star Trek TNG season 5 DVD and insisted that we watch that... that was at midnight!! I said Ok... but was falling asleep. Since I have watched ever episode of Star Trek ever made many many times, it was not important to watch this episode. It wasn't one of my favorites. So I went up and went to bed. I felt like lead in the morning. I spent all day doing laundry and getting my clothes picked out and my packing list printed, and catching up on my emails and facebook posts and subs. I am leaving for Dallas on Wed. morning.

Heidi and I have a flight at 12:40 with no stops. Henry books only less than a week ago because he wasn't sure he'd be able to get away from work. He had to pay out the wazoo for his flight, which leaves an hour before mine, but arrives 2 hours later because he has to change planes in Miami. My MIL called and said that Dad (Henry's dad) had fallen (he's 76) and had a twisted ankle and was bruised. They didn't want to make the 2 hour drive each way to pick us up at the Dallas airport. Could we change our flight to follow through to the tiny waco airport. All those flights stop in Dallas anyway. I called, and the lady was really nice. She said that if she changed my flight it would cost WAY too much because I'd lose my early booking discount. I could buy a separate ticket from Dallas to Waco but that would be $220 for each of us. When I told her about Henry's flight situation, she told us that if we called 12 hours before MY flight time, we could pay $50 and he could be changed to MY flight. Originally when Henry booked, the only seats on my flight were going to cost close to $900. She said that if you 12 hours before, any unsold seats, they'll do that with. So hopefully he can change and we can fly together. If not, I'll have to wait at the airport for several hours after I pick up my luggage for Henry's flight to get in. Then we'll rent a car and drive to Waco. That'll be easier on my in-laws. I can just see this. Me, holding Heidi's hand, with her carry-on, my laptop bag, my purse (Disney Dooney) and pulling my suitcase trying to make my way back to the terminal where the restaurants are from the baggage claim area. I can't leave my luggage going round and round for 2 hours!

Tomorrow I have to actually FIT my clothes into my suitcase and Heidi's clothes and Henry's clothes. We're taking 1 suitcase and putting it on my plane. If Henry has to take the original flight he has a layover and switch of planes and I'd rather my luggage not accidentally end up somewhere in Miami enjoying the topics without me. American charges $25 for the first suitcase for fewer is better. When we take our cruise in December we're going to have ALOT of luggage. Six people for 10 days in the winter going to the Caribbean. Lots of extra stuff for sure. Also tomorrow I have to meet the Mary Kay lady in Fairfax county because I ran out of my day serum suddenly (you can't see its running low til the bottle won't squirt anymore). I also want to get the travel set. Then I have a chiropractor appointment, then back home to finish packing.

In the meantime, I tried on some clothes that I'd bought last month and I did NOT like the way I looked in them. It looked tight and I looked lumpy! :sad2: My weight is about the same, but I haven't been working out so I am probably flabby and out of shape. I have been working on my clients vacations and learning as much as possible and not making room for the gym. I gotta get crackin' or I'll be really unhappy at the beach and then at Disney! You know all those photopass pics. I'm going to pre-buy the CD since we can have pics taken during the AEP and then I can keep using it during our week later. I am so pleased with my shutterfly album that I did with my Nov. trip that I probably will make one. I had a coupon code that came with my online payment of Heidi's school pictures through Lifetouch. A free 8x8 hardcover 20 page album! A $30 value! Its really nice.

Wow... sorry so long and to hijack your PTR!

:laughing: it's okay! I don't mind hijacks!

I hope Henry can change his ticket - that would alleviate a ton of stress! It would drive me bonkers to have to wait in the airport like that. Ugh!

The baggage fees for airlines drive me bonkers. Delta charges $25 too. If they stopped doing that, people would bring less on the plane. We ALWAYS bring a carry-on now and stuff that thing FULL! Often we have carry-ons for all three of us. If bags were free (like on a few airlines) we check a couple bags and carry on a small bag of toddler distractions. But, we'll see if they ever go back to not charging. I doubt it!

I hear ya on the exercise thing. Me too! But, I've been eating better, so that is helping. When I exercise my thought process is, "I can have fries, I went running!" :laughing:

Just found your trip report. You take really great pictures and I am enjoying reading about your laid back-go with the flow trip. My DH complains about me dragging the family through the parks at top speed, :lmao: so it is good for me to see another perspective. I loved :love: your pics of the flowers in NY. Beautiful!!!

:welcome: Thank you for reading! That is Joe's biggest complaint too - he does NOT like having an agenda. But, that doesn't work for me, as we well found out this trip. So, I'm trying to find a better balance...each trip we get closer it seems!

MEK
07-12-2011, 08:52 AM
Brooke -

If you arrange a NYC DIS meet I am totally coming. Two hour train ride - I am so there!

Other than that I am not sure if I have missed updates or not. It's hard to tell when you can't see the darn pictures! :headache:

jenseib
07-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Hi ya Brook!

Glad to see you posting again! I've seen the DISmeet on a few different threads, and it really is fun to see everyone together! I have my first "official" DISmeet in October with "mousescrapper" aka Julie. I cannot wait!! I did have an "unofficial" DISmeet with jenseib aka Jen, but I just happened to notice her and Claire (Claire was wearing her awesome Marry Poppins outfit :goodvibes) on the bridge from France to the UK and asked her if she was "Jen" from the DIS Boards. I almost didn't do it....:blush: She was very nice though, and we forgot to take a picture....oops.

I really would like to catch the Frontierland Hoedown, it looks like some spontaneous fun! Normally we don't see the Country Bear Jamboree every trip (we didn't in April) but I have a feeling we'll try it in October. I've been racking my brain for all of the fun toddler type activities we can do. We usually just go and ride whatever we want. Ch ch ch changes!:laughing:

Hilarious about the Brazilian Tour Guide! So cool that she was fun!

I know!!! We were right next to photopass too. And I still can't beleive you recognized us.

brookelizabeth
07-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Brooke -

If you arrange a NYC DIS meet I am totally coming. Two hour train ride - I am so there!

Other than that I am not sure if I have missed updates or not. It's hard to tell when you can't see the darn pictures! :headache:

Sounds GREAT! We will definitely plan something when Earl opens!

That stinks that you can't see the pics at work! :sad2: I am surprised they have SmugMug blocked, it's not very well known. Can you see Photobucket?

I know!!! We were right next to photopass too. And I still can't beleive you recognized us.

I would be so surprised if someone recognized me in the parks too!! It would be fun to have an impromptu meet though!

brookelizabeth
07-12-2011, 01:36 PM
We left off as we hopped aboard a Beach Club / Yacht Club bus after our relaxed and fun morning at MK.

We got off at the Yacht Club and just wandered through

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We had never been inside this resort before, but had been in the Beach Club many times. For some reason, I expected something similar to the Beach Club...but we saw

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must-play-with-giant-globe!

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So while the lobby has kind of a similar feel, it is completely different at the same time. It's very sophisticated and rich feeling to me - all the wood and wood colorings really give it that perfect nautical feeling! We both let out a "Wow!" after stepping in the doors.

We shortly stepped our way through the door across the lobby and back into the sunshine - ice cream from across the lagoon was calling our names. So we made our way back toward the Boardwalk and to the Screen Door shop.

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See you in a month Yacht Club!!

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I absolutely love this picture of Henry!

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Someday we will rent one of those boats. Not for fishing like this crew, but just for cruising.

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I LOVE this area of the Epcot resorts. The palm trees, the water, the beautiful resorts...ahhhhh

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He seems innocent, doesn't he?

Well, it was shortly before I took this picture when one of these CRAZY birds almost hit Joe! He was walking about 20 feet in front of me and one swooped down and practically landed on his HEAD. I burst out in laughter, but he completely freaked - and I don't blame him! It totally took him by surprise!

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Inside the shop we went, and out we came with

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Oh ya!

Those crazy birds were NOT giving up. They can spy a toddler from a mile away. A toddler drops food. Those birds KNOW it. I think they enjoyed about as much ice cream as Henry did!

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They seriously flooded the area as we sat there eating. They watched and squawked at us and would swoop down as soon as any piece dropped.

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Look at those eyes, just waiting!

After we managed to dodge the birds (for the most part), and we wiped up our mess, we went to the arcade for a bit. We had purchased an arcade card on a previous trip and was still using it - I think we might even still have credits on it!!

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Henry really enjoyed this little game, Jett Rider. It is a movie that played on the screen and the seat would rise and drop slightly and vibrate. Simple, but fun!

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He shoots, he scores!

Around 1:00 we went back up to the room for nap time. Henry went down for a nap in no time flat. Joe and I hung out on the balcony, which is always enjoyable and peaceful. It got REALLY hot sitting out there in the middle of the day though, so I went in and back down to the Screen Door for some SHOPPING! I had stuff to buy for me, and to fill some requests from fellow DISers.

I only bought one thing for myself:
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I love these. I measure foods very often to keep my portions in control, so if I'm doing that, the cups might as well be fun, right?!

Back in the room I took some information pictures with Magdalene (Flossbolna) in mind, but I'll share them here too. Magdalene is a new owner at BWV, so this was to help her have an idea of what the Studio offered.

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4 glasses like this

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4 mugs. The Villas used to have TEENY mugs (or maybe they still do in the 1-bedrooms?), it's nice that these are a decent size.

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Paper bowls - but they are sturdy enough for milk and other liquids

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Paper plates - again sturdy enough for any food

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Plastic wear, a can opener and bottle opener.

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Microwave info

At 4:00 PM we woke Henry up and headed outside to the boat dock...

Up next: A Little Cowboy and a Little Kung-Fu

KristiMc
07-12-2011, 02:11 PM
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I absolutely love this picture of Henry!


I agree - great picture!

chloe770
07-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Brooke -

If you arrange a NYC DIS meet I am totally coming. Two hour train ride - I am so there!

Other than that I am not sure if I have missed updates or not. It's hard to tell when you can't see the darn pictures! :headache:

I'll ride along with you :thumbsup2 Or I can pick you up. I don't mind driving in the city.

Softballgirl27
07-12-2011, 03:02 PM
ya wet trip but one you would never forget

dekkerdisneydreamer
07-12-2011, 03:24 PM
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I absolutely love this picture of Henry!

I agree!:cutie:


One question for you. He has a necklace on, is that one of those tags that you can put information on? I've seen another TR with a child wearing one of them. It's a really clever idea and I will probably do this for Madelyn. TIA!

I know firsthand how horrible those birds can be! I grew up on the west coast and we would have to avoid these dive bombing creatures whenever we went to the beach or Sea World. I know it's not very nice, but we nickednamed them "rats with wings"!!:rotfl:

MickeyisBeast
07-12-2011, 03:45 PM
joining in late, but I'm loving your TR!

TanzUnited99
07-12-2011, 05:05 PM
Wow Yacht Club looks amazing! :thumbsup2 Can't wait to see more pics when you visit soon!

Aaw love the pics of Henry outside of Yacht Club - he looks soo cute! :cutie:

Oh no on Joe almost getting hit by one of those crazy birds :eek: I can see how it would be funny to be the one watching the drama though!

Love your cups and measuring spoons purchase!

cdotla
07-12-2011, 05:32 PM
I love that photo of Henry too! He is such a little cutie.:goodvibes

It is amazing how different the Yacht and Beach Clubs are, isn't it? And yet similar at the same time. I liken it to two brothers - the familiarial resemblance is there, so you know they are related, but they each march to the beat of their own drum. The more mature and sophisticated older brother, and the wild and crazy party boy.:laughing:

I like them both for different reasons. I loved staying at the Yacht Club on a solo visit during a conference when it was just me. However, when I am travelling with my family, I prefer to hang out in the more relaxed atmosphere of the Beach Club.;) Either way though, you can't go wrong

And of course, both brothers share that young, hot plaything called Stormalong Bay!:rotfl:

loritemp
07-12-2011, 05:35 PM
I feel like it has been forever since I have been on the boards!!! Love seeing you had some new updates!! That pic of Henry in front of BWV is just so so cute!! :love:

Count me in for a NYC Dis meet too! Hey MEK I will meet you at the train station ;)

Poolrat
07-12-2011, 06:21 PM
I swear I already replied to your comment - but I don't see it. So, if I already did, please disregard. :laughing:

Otherwise...

I have heard that bathroom is very cute! It has little tiles on the wall too, right? I need to check it out, I've never been in there! How cute that is stays "Princess" - I hope they keep that with the new bathrooms!



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Oh my gosh those took me forever to find. Some day I need to tag photos so I can find what I want faster. :rotfl:


http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7393/1210666508_W2XLR-L.jpg
I absolutely love this picture of Henry!

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7394/1210668041_LEqWr-L.jpgI love both of these.


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Look at those eyes, just waiting!

Looks like he has done this before. All that ice cream has made him a bit pudgy.

Stringbean&Wingnut
07-12-2011, 06:32 PM
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I love these too - I have them both and use them as much as possible!

Ahh I hate being stalked by birds for food! It always freaks me out!

Love your pics of the Boardwalk resort area! Probably my favorite place in WDW :love:

tiggrbaby
07-12-2011, 07:15 PM
A kind CM showed us a hidden Mickey on the big globe: it was somewhere in the South Pacific, I think.

eandesmom
07-12-2011, 07:37 PM
Oh my beloved Yacht Club! I :love: that lobby. Just looking at pictures of it makes me feel relaxed and serene.

It's a bit fascinating how a duplicate layout can feel so very very different. Different decor, different mix, different vibe altogether!

Adorable picture of Henry. I'd be like one of those birds right now if I saw someone with a Mickey bar. I'd be all over it :goodvibes

BerrysGirl
07-12-2011, 09:56 PM
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We took those boats last December but over in the Seven Seas Lagoon. We booked the fireworks cruise and had the music pumped in. It was so nice to see the fireworks from a different perspective and the boat driver was so nice. She shared a bunch of interesting facts about the MK resorts I didn't previously know. It's so nice and I'd highly recommend!

basketkat
07-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Your little guy is so adorable!!!

Oh man...Disney birds seriously are like vultures! Last year my husband bought a funnel cake at Epcot...we sat down on this little ledge wall thing near Japan to enjoy it.

Soon ducks started surrounding us!!! I said "Well if we don't feed them they will give up and go away!" Or so I thought! One brave duck flew up and took the WHOLE thing plate and all right off of my husband's lap!!!! :scared1: He still talks about the fact that I didn't buy him another one! Ha! :lmao:

that's nice
07-12-2011, 10:21 PM
Hi Brook!

In my long quest to catch up, I picked your report first! :rotfl2::rotfl2:

I will start from here with my comments but I wanted to say I loved your pic from the other night with the Brazilian tour guide! LOL

OK... I'm off to Liesa's report- wish me luck! :wizard:

norybell
07-12-2011, 10:26 PM
Ah, the Yacht Club. No longer my favorite (supplanted by the Poly and the GF), but still one of the best places to be!

Also -- NYC DIS-meet -- I'm in!

CreightonsMomma
07-12-2011, 10:28 PM
I burst out laughing when you said the bird swooped down and almost hit Joe. :lmao:

The birds at Disney have no fear of humans.what.so.ever.

I have never been inside the Yacht Club either. It looks beautiful. I'm slowly but surely making my way around to all the hotels.

*dreamit*doit*
07-12-2011, 11:55 PM
Love the Yacht Club pics...I've never been there either, though we've stayed at the Beach Club. :rolleyes: I even recommended YC to some friends who wanted to stay at a "nicer" place (we were at Pop) when we went last year for Halloween because I figured it was like Beach Club just fancier...we never made it over there to visit them, though, we just met up other places...but they WERE happy with it, so I guess it was a good suggestion. :thumbsup2

Can't wait to see your pics when you stay there; I simply LOVE the Epcot resorts area!! :love:

Too funny about those birds!!! :rotfl:

merbobear
07-13-2011, 05:23 AM
I'm still following along..just had to tell you that last night I was researching resorts in planning for May 2012, and I looked up BCV on youtube. I clicked randomly on one of the first few videos that came up with my search, and a couple minutes in I recognized your cute little Henry! Small e-world, huh?

jenseib
07-13-2011, 06:19 AM
On our 1st trip with Claire, while walking in Epcot we saw so many people give divebombed by the "mine mine's". There was a french frie stand near by ( I think it had McDonalds fries) and they would wait for people to walk away from the counter and then just attack. We saw one person basically just throw all of hers on the ground to get them off her.

Charleston Princess
07-13-2011, 06:38 AM
Yikes! Those birds did mean business! The sight of them sitting there on the railing just watching would have unnerved me a little bit! :eek::laughing:

tiggrbaby
07-13-2011, 07:16 AM
On our 1st trip with Claire, while walking in Epcot we saw so many people give divebombed by the "mine mine's". There was a french frie stand near by ( I think it had McDonalds fries) and they would wait for people to walk away from the counter and then just attack. We saw one person basically just throw all of hers on the ground to get them off her.
:scared1:

ClaireW
07-13-2011, 07:36 AM
One question for you. He has a necklace on, is that one of those tags that you can put information on? I've seen another TR with a child wearing one of them. It's a really clever idea and I will probably do this for Madelyn. TIA!


I love that picture of Henry in front of the Yacht Club! Looking at those YC pics is getting me all excited for our August trip - just a pity we'll miss you by just a couple of days.
And I too am interested to find out if/how you tag Henry to keep him safe? Does he have your phone number anywhere on him?
There's a good chance my girls will be on foot more, and spending less time in the stroller, and I'm thinking about ways to help them if they get lost - like maybe buying a lanyard and sticking our details on the back?

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 07:54 AM
I agree - great picture!

Thank you! :goodvibes

I'll ride along with you :thumbsup2 Or I can pick you up. I don't mind driving in the city.

:woohoo: Sounds like a good plan to me! Now we just need Earl to open!

ya wet trip but one you would never forget

Exactly! Those kind of trips often make the best memories.

One question for you. He has a necklace on, is that one of those tags that you can put information on? I've seen another TR with a child wearing one of them. It's a really clever idea and I will probably do this for Madelyn. TIA!

I know firsthand how horrible those birds can be! I grew up on the west coast and we would have to avoid these dive bombing creatures whenever we went to the beach or Sea World. I know it's not very nice, but we nickednamed them "rats with wings"!!:rotfl:

Yes, that's exactly what it is! We bought it in DHS, across from TSMM, at a machine in the little "gift shop" area. I think the tag was $10 and the chain was $2. He REALLY likes that necklace and it makes me feel a bazillion times better. Henry is not a runner in general, but as he gets older he's getting more curious and brave! The other day at the beach I took my eyes off him for a minute and he was GONE. I completely panicked! He was close-by, and I spotted him quickly - thankfully!

:lmao: that is what we call the pigeons here! Rats with wings!

joining in late, but I'm loving your TR!

:welcome: Thank you!!!

Wow Yacht Club looks amazing! :thumbsup2 Can't wait to see more pics when you visit soon!

Aaw love the pics of Henry outside of Yacht Club - he looks soo cute! :cutie:

Oh no on Joe almost getting hit by one of those crazy birds :eek: I can see how it would be funny to be the one watching the drama though!

Love your cups and measuring spoons purchase!

I am VERY much looking forward to staying at the Yacht Club! It's so fancy though, I might feel a bit out of place! :laughing:

It was HILARIOUS to see the bird swoop down, but I felt terrible for Joe - it completely took him by surprise!

I love that photo of Henry too! He is such a little cutie.:goodvibes

It is amazing how different the Yacht and Beach Clubs are, isn't it? And yet similar at the same time. I liken it to two brothers - the familiarial resemblance is there, so you know they are related, but they each march to the beat of their own drum. The more mature and sophisticated older brother, and the wild and crazy party boy.:laughing:

I like them both for different reasons. I loved staying at the Yacht Club on a solo visit during a conference when it was just me. However, when I am travelling with my family, I prefer to hang out in the more relaxed atmosphere of the Beach Club.;) Either way though, you can't go wrong

And of course, both brothers share that young, hot plaything called Stormalong Bay!:rotfl:

Exactly! That is how I viewed the YC & BC too. They are similar, yet so different! I think I will feel similarly with the Yacht Club...the more relaxed atmosphere of the BC is always better for the little ones! :laughing:

:lmao: about SAB! I hope I can get the boys into that young, hot plaything, they have been itchin' to see her again! ;)


Henry wanted to include some smilies -->

pirate::surfweb::rotfl:

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 08:02 AM
I feel like it has been forever since I have been on the boards!!! Love seeing you had some new updates!! That pic of Henry in front of BWV is just so so cute!! :love:

Count me in for a NYC Dis meet too! Hey MEK I will meet you at the train station ;)

I feel like it's been forever since I've been on the boards too - even though I'm on daily for one thing or another, it's rarely to READ or post! :rolleyes:

Our NYC meet is getting bigger & bigger! :hyper:

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Oh my gosh those took me forever to find. Some day I need to tag photos so I can find what I want faster. :rotfl:


I love both of these.



Looks like he has done this before. All that ice cream has made him a bit pudgy.

That bathroom is ADORABLE! And I believe I recall seeing them on your TR previously now that I see them again! You are too kind to go hunting for them! I need to tag mine too....I run into the same dilemma.

:lmao: about the bird being pudgy! I bet you are RIGHT!

I love these too - I have them both and use them as much as possible!

Ahh I hate being stalked by birds for food! It always freaks me out!

Love your pics of the Boardwalk resort area! Probably my favorite place in WDW :love:

The birds can be very, very aggressive. Usually they don't bother me too much, but this was absurd!

I'm with ya on the Boardwalk area - LOVE IT. I cannot wait to stay in the area again I missed it in May!

A kind CM showed us a hidden Mickey on the big globe: it was somewhere in the South Pacific, I think.

Oooh, I'll have to try and remember that and see if I can find it!

Oh my beloved Yacht Club! I :love: that lobby. Just looking at pictures of it makes me feel relaxed and serene.

It's a bit fascinating how a duplicate layout can feel so very very different. Different decor, different mix, different vibe altogether!

Adorable picture of Henry. I'd be like one of those birds right now if I saw someone with a Mickey bar. I'd be all over it :goodvibes

Yes! It's so similar and familiar, yet completely different! It's beautiful. I VERY much look forward to staying there.

I'm with ya on the Mickey Bar. :laughing: One month and I'll be enjoying them again!

We took those boats last December but over in the Seven Seas Lagoon. We booked the fireworks cruise and had the music pumped in. It was so nice to see the fireworks from a different perspective and the boat driver was so nice. She shared a bunch of interesting facts about the MK resorts I didn't previously know. It's so nice and I'd highly recommend!

:cloud9: I have read reviews of the cruises, and all of them are positive - I so look forward to doing it someday! It might be a future surprise for Joe on a trip. :scratchin

DWGal210
07-13-2011, 08:14 AM
Hi hi!!

Henry couldn't be any cuter - what a doll!!!

Yacht Club is lovely!! We walked through there last trip & I did feel not fancy enough. :)

Those birds are creepy!!! Ewwww!

CandleontheWater
07-13-2011, 08:28 AM
Those birds looked super creepy! My DH has not been a fan of Disney birds since one swooped down and pooped on him at the MK. I thought it was hilarious, him, not so much. :laughing:

Glad you got to eat your mickey bar without too much bird interference!

It sounds like you guys had a wonderfully relaxing morning, the kind I never seem to get around to at Disney! ;)

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 09:11 AM
Before I do more replies, I just gotta say...


ONE MONTH UNTIL DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!

I'm getting soooooooo excited about the Agent Education Program - and everything else of course. :goodvibes

:dance3::yay::yay::dance3::yay::yay:

mickeystoontown
07-13-2011, 09:16 AM
I agree with you on the "I love this picture" of Henry. He looks so cute and happy to be at Walt Disney World.

Lacey can not stand the "dive bomb birds" that congregate at Disney. They've snatched fries right out of her hand before and one landed on John's shoulder a few years ago.

jenseib
07-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Yay for one month!!!!

:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

I'll be at a month tomorrow!

KatMark
07-13-2011, 10:35 AM
Great update, Brook! I love that picture of Henry in front of the Yacht Club. :goodvibes

Those are some crazy birds. My darling husband loves them and talks to them all the time when we are at Marco. I had a bag of pretzels with me and they were surrounding me in my chair. :laughing:

I've already emailed Mark the picture of the measuring cups...told him I MUST HAVE THEM! You are going to get me in trouble. :lmao::lmao:

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 12:00 PM
Your little guy is so adorable!!!

Oh man...Disney birds seriously are like vultures! Last year my husband bought a funnel cake at Epcot...we sat down on this little ledge wall thing near Japan to enjoy it.

Soon ducks started surrounding us!!! I said "Well if we don't feed them they will give up and go away!" Or so I thought! One brave duck flew up and took the WHOLE thing plate and all right off of my husband's lap!!!! :scared1: He still talks about the fact that I didn't buy him another one! Ha! :lmao:

Thank you! :cutie:

OH MY WORD! That is crazy about the duck taking his entire funnel cake!!!! Hilarious, but completely freaky at the same time! :rotfl2: Did you ask Disney to get you a new one? I'm sure they would have!

I had a giant black bird steal a waffle fry out of my hand at Kennedy Space Center. It's years later and I can still feel the claw on my hand. Ish....!


Hi Brook!

In my long quest to catch up, I picked your report first! :rotfl2::rotfl2:

I will start from here with my comments but I wanted to say I loved your pic from the other night with the Brazilian tour guide! LOL

OK... I'm off to Liesa's report- wish me luck! :wizard:

Tim! :hug: Good to see you!

I cannot even imagine how far behind you are on Liesa's. I'm on the DIS daily and still end up 20 pages behind on hers!

Ah, the Yacht Club. No longer my favorite (supplanted by the Poly and the GF), but still one of the best places to be!

Also -- NYC DIS-meet -- I'm in!

I am so looking forward to trying the YC. And the Poly. And the GF! The Poly and GF dreams are a bit far off yet, but someday!

Have you heard when the Earl is supposed to open? Our meet is going to take over the place! :hyper:

I burst out laughing when you said the bird swooped down and almost hit Joe. :lmao:

The birds at Disney have no fear of humans.what.so.ever.

I have never been inside the Yacht Club either. It looks beautiful. I'm slowly but surely making my way around to all the hotels.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought it was funny! It was HILARIOUS! I felt so bad laughing at him, but it was like slow-mo seeing the bird approach and almost attack! I can still see the moment in my mind's eye! :rotfl2:

I am doing the same with the hotels! I have a LONG way to go, but I will get them all eventually. I've done one night at Pop (will be more after this August trip), ASMovies, CSR, AKL, WL, SSR, AKV, BWV, and BLT. After this trip I can add OKW and YC too.

MeMom
07-13-2011, 12:11 PM
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The girls and I sat in the kiddie TV area (which you can barely see the edge of in the right of your picture, blue chairs, right before you go down that hall) for about twenty-five minutes last Thursday waiting for Jill and John to get back from sombrero shopping in Mexico. I know the high class CM's behind the counter wondered when the hillbillies were ever going to get their stuff and go home. ;)

That whole area - Boardwalk, Beach Club, and Yacht Club - is just beautiful with the awesome landscaping and the water.

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 12:14 PM
Love the Yacht Club pics...I've never been there either, though we've stayed at the Beach Club. :rolleyes: I even recommended YC to some friends who wanted to stay at a "nicer" place (we were at Pop) when we went last year for Halloween because I figured it was like Beach Club just fancier...we never made it over there to visit them, though, we just met up other places...but they WERE happy with it, so I guess it was a good suggestion. :thumbsup2

Can't wait to see your pics when you stay there; I simply LOVE the Epcot resorts area!! :love:

Too funny about those birds!!! :rotfl:

That is good to hear that your friends were happy with the Yacht Club! It looks very fancy and upscale. The rooms look stunning! I'll be taking a million pictures. And my roommate is Jen, who also takes a million pictures, so between us, we'll have the entire YC photographed probably! :laughing:

I love the Epcot area resorts too. This past trip in May I really enjoyed my stay at Movies, but when I went over to meet some DISers at Cape May, walking from DHS, my heart skipped a beat as I rounded the corner. I am SPOILED. :laughing:

I'm still following along..just had to tell you that last night I was researching resorts in planning for May 2012, and I looked up BCV on youtube. I clicked randomly on one of the first few videos that came up with my search, and a couple minutes in I recognized your cute little Henry! Small e-world, huh?

That's awesome! I try to do a room tour of everywhere we stay. And while we haven't done BCV yet, you probably noticed the letters BCV were in a comment on one of my videos. I think I have SSR, Movies, BLT, and BWV up. I'll definitely get Pop, YC and OKW this trip!

I have been inside a BCV 1-bedroom (a fellow DISer, wigdoutdismom). They are nice, but they do need a refurb. It's not awful by ANY means, but just things showing wear. However, the location and the POOL make up for some of that stuff!

On our 1st trip with Claire, while walking in Epcot we saw so many people give divebombed by the "mine mine's". There was a french frie stand near by ( I think it had McDonalds fries) and they would wait for people to walk away from the counter and then just attack. We saw one person basically just throw all of hers on the ground to get them off her.

:scared1:

Exactly my thought: :scared1: I wonder if that is one of the big reasons they got rid of that fry stand? I did fish & chips during this Feb/March trip and they were swarming me though...it's just bad. I don't know what Disney could do to avoid it all though?

Yikes! Those birds did mean business! The sight of them sitting there on the railing just watching would have unnerved me a little bit! :eek::laughing:

They do! I have a pic of one his his mouth open because he kept squawking at us, begging for ice cream. :sad2: :laughing:

I love that picture of Henry in front of the Yacht Club! Looking at those YC pics is getting me all excited for our August trip - just a pity we'll miss you by just a couple of days.
And I too am interested to find out if/how you tag Henry to keep him safe? Does he have your phone number anywhere on him?
There's a good chance my girls will be on foot more, and spending less time in the stroller, and I'm thinking about ways to help them if they get lost - like maybe buying a lanyard and sticking our details on the back?

I am SO bummed I am going to be missing people by mere days. :headache: Thankfully, I do overlap with a few though - so that's good!

The necklace on Henry is his safety ID, and that is just why we bought it. As he gets older he spends less and less time in the stroller, and likes to be out and about. The necklace has his name on it, our address, and my cell phone number. He knows that if he can't find us, to find an adult and show them the tag, asking them to help find his Mommy. (ugh, just thinking about that brings tears to my eyes!) This year, I will teach him what the CMs look like - which he probably has already figured out...but, it's good to explain anyway! :goodvibes I also have begun the habit of taking his picture in the AM before we leave the room so I can show what he is wearing easily should he get separated.

The lanyard would work just the same, I've seen lots of kids with that on them. In May I saw kids with luggage tags sticking out the back of their shirts! :laughing: But, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

PopArtGal
07-13-2011, 12:18 PM
I am in love with the picture of Henry's hand with the statues.

Softballgirl27
07-13-2011, 12:20 PM
we don't go camping to often but i still remeber camping when i was little. i am, so excited for you going in a month!!!

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 12:21 PM
Hi hi!!

Henry couldn't be any cuter - what a doll!!!

Yacht Club is lovely!! We walked through there last trip & I did feel not fancy enough. :)

Those birds are creepy!!! Ewwww!

I didn't feel fancy enough either! :laughing: I think, second to GF, it might be the fanciest!

The birds are icky. They just wait and watch!

Those birds looked super creepy! My DH has not been a fan of Disney birds since one swooped down and pooped on him at the MK. I thought it was hilarious, him, not so much. :laughing:

Glad you got to eat your mickey bar without too much bird interference!

It sounds like you guys had a wonderfully relaxing morning, the kind I never seem to get around to at Disney! ;)

Oh no! He got pooped on! :lmao: That is awful...but funny!! Definitely an unforgettable moment!

It was a relaxing morning - all the days so far on this trip have totally been Joe Style. He was LOVIN' it.

I agree with you on the "I love this picture" of Henry. He looks so cute and happy to be at Walt Disney World.

Lacey can not stand the "dive bomb birds" that congregate at Disney. They've snatched fries right out of her hand before and one landed on John's shoulder a few years ago.

I showed Henry the calendar today of when we go again and he got very excited. I need to make a countdown today! :dance3:

Every time I hear a story of them landing on people I get shivers. YUCK! That's just ick! :sad2:

Yay for one month!!!!

:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

I'll be at a month tomorrow!

:banana::banana::banana: Can you believe how quickly it's coming?!

Great update, Brook! I love that picture of Henry in front of the Yacht Club. :goodvibes

Those are some crazy birds. My darling husband loves them and talks to them all the time when we are at Marco. I had a bag of pretzels with me and they were surrounding me in my chair. :laughing:

I've already emailed Mark the picture of the measuring cups...told him I MUST HAVE THEM! You are going to get me in trouble. :lmao::lmao:

:laughing: I can picture Mark talking to them! I'm glad to hear they aren't just crazy at Disney, but man...it can get to be a bit creepy when they get so close, can't it?!

:rotfl2: I'm happy to enable. ;) Don't worry Mark, they are cheap!!

The girls and I sat in the kiddie TV area (which you can barely see the edge of in the right of your picture, blue chairs, right before you go down that hall) for about twenty-five minutes last Thursday waiting for Jill and John to get back from sombrero shopping in Mexico. I know the high class CM's behind the counter wondered when the hillbillies were ever going to get their stuff and go home. ;)

That whole area - Boardwalk, Beach Club, and Yacht Club - is just beautiful with the awesome landscaping and the water.

:laughing: you are so funny! Isn't that place fancy schmancy though? I will probably feel out of place for a couple days!

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 12:22 PM
I am in love with the picture of Henry's hand with the statues.

Isn't that sweet? :cutie:

Are you back home now? How was the rest of your trip?

PopArtGal
07-13-2011, 12:34 PM
Believe me guys. I was in NYC for 4 days and saw a TON of Brazilian tour groups. And there even was a tour guide who shoved me aside at Starbucks.

jenb1023
07-13-2011, 01:17 PM
Henry is so stinkin' cute and is always making the cutest faces and smiles in the photos! How does he feel about older women - my DD is 7. :lmao:

I agree with everyone! Walking the boardwalk resort area is so nice! I can't wait to stay there one of these days.

Be sure to post if you ever plan a NYC DIS meet - I am about 3 - 3 1/2 hours away.

brookelizabeth
07-13-2011, 01:50 PM
In case you didn't see Jen's (jenseib) post previously, she began a PTR HERE - Jen and Brook's Excellent Adventure (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2749654) - on our upcoming August Agent Education Program Trip. I am chiming in now with my plans, starting on Page 11. So, if you want to read all about that awesomeness, I'll see you there! :goodvibes

onelilspark
07-13-2011, 02:50 PM
...I guess I'll go check it out!

MEK
07-13-2011, 03:28 PM
I'll ride along with you :thumbsup2 Or I can pick you up. I don't mind driving in the city.



Count me in for a NYC Dis meet too! Hey MEK I will meet you at the train station ;)



Cool - I now officially have traveling partners for the NYC meet! I'm excited!!!!!!

Chloe - good luck on your 1st 5K! How do you like training in this heat? YUCK!

MEK
07-13-2011, 03:40 PM
I'm so silly. I forgot to comment on the angry birds. Sheesh is all I can say. That fat bird looks entirely diabolical. I love your pictures. Are these with your iphone or regular camera? I can't quite get the results that you do with my iphone.

GreatBiscuit
07-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Hey BE!

Getting caught up slowly but surely.

Great updates!

I was cracking up at Joe's expense over the Boardwalk dive bombing.

Too funny!

tinacaplan
07-13-2011, 03:49 PM
First of all, congratulations on ONE MONTH! :cool1::cool1::cool1:

The Yacht Club looks gorgeous, almost like you really are aboard a ship, which I suppose is the point. :lmao:

I think the Boardwalk is pretty great, too. It is beautiful, all on its own. I'm sure I'll be even more of a convert after this week. :goodvibes

The picture of Henry in front of the YC is priceless. I wish I could get Max to stop and look at the camera. :lmao: Though, he is better at it than he was a month ago, thankfully.

Another great update, Brook, full of beautiful pictures. :goodvibes And yes EOS and the Disney Store would be so much fun!

PopArtGal
07-13-2011, 05:19 PM
I like the fact that they give you plastic utensils. I don't know if I'd be comfortable using plates and such that have been used and maybe not cleaned that well by other people. You know.

PopArtGal
07-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Isn't that sweet? :cutie:

Are you back home now? How was the rest of your trip?

It was good. We walked around Times Squares a lot. And we went to see the Addams family musical, which I fell in love with! Brooke Shields was so much better than I anticipated! ;)

merbobear
07-13-2011, 05:32 PM
That's awesome! I try to do a room tour of everywhere we stay. And while we haven't done BCV yet, you probably noticed the letters BCV were in a comment on one of my videos. I think I have SSR, Movies, BLT, and BWV up. I'll definitely get Pop, YC and OKW this trip!

I have been inside a BCV 1-bedroom (a fellow DISer, wigdoutdismom). They are nice, but they do need a refurb. It's not awful by ANY means, but just things showing wear. However, the location and the POOL make up for some of that stuff!




Whoops, I totally mistyped, I meant bWv not bcv! It was your tour of a Boardwalk Villas studio, I believe! The tour was nice, it gives a better feel for the space rather than photos. :)

*dreamit*doit*
07-13-2011, 06:44 PM
ONE MONTH! :woohoo:

brookelizabeth
07-14-2011, 07:35 AM
we don't go camping to often but i still remeber camping when i was little. i am, so excited for you going in a month!!!

We only went when I was very young too - so I really enjoy taking my little guy! Even if it's only for a couple nights, it's still a fun experience.

I can't believe we are at a month! :eek: :yay:

Believe me guys. I was in NYC for 4 days and saw a TON of Brazilian tour groups. And there even was a tour guide who shoved me aside at Starbucks.

Oh my word! That is awful! :sad2: Thankfully we don't see ANY of those groups out in Queens. :laughing:

Henry is so stinkin' cute and is always making the cutest faces and smiles in the photos! How does he feel about older women - my DD is 7. :lmao:

I agree with everyone! Walking the boardwalk resort area is so nice! I can't wait to stay there one of these days.

Be sure to post if you ever plan a NYC DIS meet - I am about 3 - 3 1/2 hours away.

:rotfl2: He LOVES older women! I'm not kidding! The other day we were on the train sitting across a 20+ gal and Henry was watching her. Then he whispers into my ear, "Mommy, she is pretty!" :laughing: He's also told another 20+ gal that he loves her. Random girl on the train! It was adorable! A friend of mine here has a 7 year old girl and he tells me all the time that he misses her. So your DD would definitely be on Henry's radar! LOL!

:woohoo: another local for the meet! Yes! I will post it here for sure. I'm getting excited about this! Now we just need Earl to open!

...I guess I'll go check it out!

See you over there! :thumbsup2

Cool - I now officially have traveling partners for the NYC meet! I'm excited!!!!!!

Chloe - good luck on your 1st 5K! How do you like training in this heat? YUCK!

Yay! It seems there will be a LOT of us! It will be so fun!!!

If she's training AT ALL in the heat color me impressed. I've been avoiding running lately...:sad2:

I'm so silly. I forgot to comment on the angry birds. Sheesh is all I can say. That fat bird looks entirely diabolical. I love your pictures. Are these with your iphone or regular camera? I can't quite get the results that you do with my iphone.

Angry Birds. :rotfl2: That's Henry's favorite game on the iPad! I will be remembering that next time I am with the boys and see some of those crazy birds to make a good joke to the boys!

All the pictures in the previous update were with my camera. I'll give you an example:

iPhone:
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/iPhone-Photos/smugshot9942831/1217397237_mRmMG-L.jpg

SLR:
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7237/1210502599_EDPc2-L.jpg

The iPhone does really well in some situations. I've been impressed. It takes GREAT night shots without a flash! And in the daylight. But in low-light with a flash:

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/iPhone-Photos/smugshot8378694/1217391921_qj4Pb-L.jpg
Meh.

What have your results been? I think on of the most impressive shots I've gotten with my iPhone is this one:

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/iPhone-Photos/smugshot1791944/1217405500_ct3md-L.jpg

Hey BE!

Getting caught up slowly but surely.

Great updates!

I was cracking up at Joe's expense over the Boardwalk dive bombing.

Too funny!

GB! So good to hear from you! How are things? I miss your face around here. Any plans for conquering the World?

The bird incident was hilarious---to me! :rotfl2: It was like slow-mo watching it happen...!


First of all, congratulations on ONE MONTH! :cool1::cool1::cool1:

The Yacht Club looks gorgeous, almost like you really are aboard a ship, which I suppose is the point. :lmao:

I think the Boardwalk is pretty great, too. It is beautiful, all on its own. I'm sure I'll be even more of a convert after this week. :goodvibes

The picture of Henry in front of the YC is priceless. I wish I could get Max to stop and look at the camera. :lmao: Though, he is better at it than he was a month ago, thankfully.

Another great update, Brook, full of beautiful pictures. :goodvibes And yes EOS and the Disney Store would be so much fun!

Yes! I almost wrote, "the Yacht Club looks like the deck of a ship." but then I figured it was fairly obvious...:rotfl:

I love the Boardwalk. LOVE. I could easily stay there again and again and again. The only thing I don't like about it is the lack of a good/quick spot t refill mugs and the food choices. BUT! Epcot is around the corner, so I can't complain too much.

Henry used to be better at stopping and posing. In the last few months he'll still stop but I get this pained expression, like he has to pee! :laughing: So, this trip I'll probably get a few of those - but hopefully I can catch him laughing and things so it's more genuine!

I doubt you will even read this because you land at MCO in about an HOUR! HAVE A BLAST!!!!! I hope you can share a bit of the pixie dust via Facebook!

I like the fact that they give you plastic utensils. I don't know if I'd be comfortable using plates and such that have been used and maybe not cleaned that well by other people. You know.

I think about that every time I'm in a 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom because that is the real stuff. However, there are dishwashers...so if you are feeling a bit skeeved out, you can just throw everything quickly into a load!

But, I do like the plastic/paper for that reason. I'm a bit of a germaphobe.

brookelizabeth
07-14-2011, 07:36 AM
It was good. We walked around Times Squares a lot. And we went to see the Addams family musical, which I fell in love with! Brooke Shields was so much better than I anticipated! ;)

Awesome! That is the one Nikki and Todd are going to see too, right? I've heard its great. It didn't interest me at all, but from hearing reviews, it's growing on me - and now I'm kinda at the point where I want to see it. :laughing:

So glad you had a great trip!! Did Josie go see Hair?

Whoops, I totally mistyped, I meant bWv not bcv! It was your tour of a Boardwalk Villas studio, I believe! The tour was nice, it gives a better feel for the space rather than photos. :)

Ah! Funny that we both mistyped the same thing! :laughing: I really like doing the room tours too - I've had so many comments on those videos, I'm happy to have them help people!

ONE MONTH! :woohoo:

I can't believe it!!!! :dance3:

brookelizabeth
07-14-2011, 07:38 AM
It was good. We walked around Times Squares a lot. And we went to see the Addams family musical, which I fell in love with! Brooke Shields was so much better than I anticipated! ;)

I just jumped on Facebook and see Nikki and Todd's pictures from their trip to see the show! Looks like they loved it too!

chloe770
07-14-2011, 07:38 AM
Cool - I now officially have traveling partners for the NYC meet! I'm excited!!!!!!

Chloe - good luck on your 1st 5K! How do you like training in this heat? YUCK!

Yeah for traveling partners!

The heats not bothering me too much because I'm usually out running by 6:30am. I figure I have to get used to it for Florida anyway.

jenb1023
07-14-2011, 09:18 AM
:rotfl2: He LOVES older women! I'm not kidding! The other day we were on the train sitting across a 20+ gal and Henry was watching her. Then he whispers into my ear, "Mommy, she is pretty!" :laughing: He's also told another 20+ gal that he loves her. Random girl on the train! It was adorable! A friend of mine here has a 7 year old girl and he tells me all the time that he misses her. So your DD would definitely be on Henry's radar! LOL!

:woohoo: another local for the meet! Yes! I will post it here for sure. I'm getting excited about this! Now we just need Earl to open!

LOL! Sounds like a love match!

I think there are a lot of us in the PA/NY/DE/NJ area.

My iPhone photos are hit and miss - some are pretty good and some the coloring is just off or they are not crisp.

PopArtGal
07-14-2011, 09:26 AM
I was not that attracted to Addams family at first. I had not seen any previews and did not know how they could make a new story that would be good. But I loved it and would love to see it again!

Josee ended up going to the bar at our hotel. There was a big band type of orchestra and she's really into that. She's also part of an orchestra and plays the french horn so she loved it very much.

I am still waiting on Nikki and Tom's verdict on Addams family. But I can't see how they wouldn't have at least liked it a bit ;)

ClaireW
07-14-2011, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the reply about Henry's ID necklace - and a good idea to take an early morning photo - will have to try to remember that - although the girls are often dressed the same so I guess I already have that as a reference :laughing:

Softballgirl27
07-14-2011, 12:46 PM
i know from one month on the time seems to slow downbut then you are super pumped by the last two days

NikkiLovesWDW!
07-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Believe me guys. I was in NYC for 4 days and saw a TON of Brazilian tour groups. And there even was a tour guide who shoved me aside at Starbucks.

Isn't that just like them!? Well at least you are broken in for next week!

I was not that attracted to Addams family at first. I had not seen any previews and did not know how they could make a new story that would be good. But I loved it and would love to see it again!

Josee ended up going to the bar at our hotel. There was a big band type of orchestra and she's really into that. She's also part of an orchestra and plays the french horn so she loved it very much.

I am still waiting on Nikki and Tom's verdict on Addams family. But I can't see how they wouldn't have at least liked it a bit ;)

We liked it! All the actors were great....I liked how the story put a "normal" family in the Addams. The first 10 minutes were amazing! I didn't love all the songs. I always think of Howard Ashman saying that when he writes songs for a musical, they must move be essential to moving the story forward and I always use that as a judge of musicals now. If it's just a filler song, I usually don't love it...and there were definitely a few of those....BUT we had a really fun night!

Lovemy3babes
07-14-2011, 04:19 PM
Hey Brook! I've been MIA so am going back to catch up tonight. I hope you had a fabulous trip to MN over the 4th. :)

*dreamit*doit*
07-14-2011, 06:18 PM
In case you didn't see Jen's (jenseib) post previously, she began a PTR HERE - Jen and Brook's Excellent Adventure (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2749654) - on our upcoming August Agent Education Program Trip. I am chiming in now with my plans, starting on Page 11. So, if you want to read all about that awesomeness, I'll see you there! :goodvibes

Headed over there now. :surfweb:

Just sent you a PM, too. :)

Poolrat
07-14-2011, 09:16 PM
The heats not bothering me too much because I'm usually out running by 6:30am. I figure I have to get used to it for Florida anyway.

Me too!!! Out early but this week it was soooo humid I could not breathe. This morning was the first time since last Sunday that I ventured out to run.

norybell
07-15-2011, 06:43 PM
Have you heard when the Earl is supposed to open? Our meet is going to take over the place! :hyper:
At this rate, we'll have to rent out the place! :rotfl:

No idea when it's opening, though...I didn't realize it was in the works, until I read about it here! :lmao:

One month! I can't believe you're going back again so soon! I'm so jealous!

(OK, I'll fess up, I actually have reservations for a late August trip. But I have to cancel. :guilty: I'm hoping I can swing something in October...)

CJsMom
07-16-2011, 08:01 PM
Hi Brooke - I was 85,000 pages behind as usual - love those pics of you guys on the bench with Walt and the ones of Henry in front of the Yacht Club! :thumbsup2

PirateKate
07-16-2011, 10:23 PM
It's so interesting, the things Henry thinks up to do in the parks. Getting a Mickey bar back at the resort- what a great idea! I love having my boys get old enough to be able to tell me what they are thinking.

The Yacht Club lobby looks really cool. How exciting to be staying there next month!

HockeyMomR
07-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Brooke - just catching up on your report.

Enjoy your upcoming trip to YC!!! I think I need to become a TA too!

brookelizabeth
07-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Yeah for traveling partners!

The heats not bothering me too much because I'm usually out running by 6:30am. I figure I have to get used to it for Florida anyway.

You are so disciplined!! I've run twice in the morning...:upsidedow I always mean to, but it never happens! I need to get caught up on your PTR and see how the progress is coming along!

LOL! Sounds like a love match!

I think there are a lot of us in the PA/NY/DE/NJ area.

My iPhone photos are hit and miss - some are pretty good and some the coloring is just off or they are not crisp.

There really are a lot of us! I had no idea until we start talking DIS meets. :laughing:

Some of the coloring on mine too are a bit meh. And sometimes so slooooow.

I was not that attracted to Addams family at first. I had not seen any previews and did not know how they could make a new story that would be good. But I loved it and would love to see it again!

Josee ended up going to the bar at our hotel. There was a big band type of orchestra and she's really into that. She's also part of an orchestra and plays the french horn so she loved it very much.

I am still waiting on Nikki and Tom's verdict on Addams family. But I can't see how they wouldn't have at least liked it a bit ;)

Yay! Glad you liked it!! Glad to hear Josee had a good time too. :thumbsup2

Thanks for the reply about Henry's ID necklace - and a good idea to take an early morning photo - will have to try to remember that - although the girls are often dressed the same so I guess I already have that as a reference :laughing:

Your welcome! That is a great idea about dressing the kids the same too - I know lots of parents do that, it makes it so much easier to spot them too I'm sure! I sometimes forget the morning photo, but chances are I have at least one pretty early in the day for reference. :laughing:

i know from one month on the time seems to slow downbut then you are super pumped by the last two days

And that's about when my sleep starts to get sporadic too! :rotfl2:

Isn't that just like them!? Well at least you are broken in for next week!

We liked it! All the actors were great....I liked how the story put a "normal" family in the Addams. The first 10 minutes were amazing! I didn't love all the songs. I always think of Howard Ashman saying that when he writes songs for a musical, they must move be essential to moving the story forward and I always use that as a judge of musicals now. If it's just a filler song, I usually don't love it...and there were definitely a few of those....BUT we had a really fun night!

Ahhhh, yes, what is the point of a song in a musical if it doesn't move the story forward?? Just for entertainment value I suppose, which is fine, but too many can get a bit old.

Hey Brook! I've been MIA so am going back to catch up tonight. I hope you had a fabulous trip to MN over the 4th. :)

We did! Thank you! I plan on writing a blog on it, but just haven't had time yet.

Headed over there now. :surfweb:

Just sent you a PM, too. :)

See you over there! (I probably already have :laughing: I need to do replies there too!) I got your PM, I have a few other similar PMs too recently - I am going to reply to them soon! Probably tomorrow. :goodvibes

Me too!!! Out early but this week it was soooo humid I could not breathe. This morning was the first time since last Sunday that I ventured out to run.

I know you guys can get some wicked humidity mixed with the high temps. Yuck. That's what we had today, it was so thick out.

At this rate, we'll have to rent out the place! :rotfl:

No idea when it's opening, though...I didn't realize it was in the works, until I read about it here! :lmao:

One month! I can't believe you're going back again so soon! I'm so jealous!

(OK, I'll fess up, I actually have reservations for a late August trip. But I have to cancel. :guilty: I'm hoping I can swing something in October...)

:laughing: You mean you don't frequent Times Square?!?! :lmao::lmao::lmao:

Oh that stinks about the late August plans having to get canceled! BOO! But, I do hope you can swing it for October - which is better overall than August anyway (in my opinion). Better weather, better prices, less crowds!

Hi Brooke - I was 85,000 pages behind as usual - love those pics of you guys on the bench with Walt and the ones of Henry in front of the Yacht Club! :thumbsup2

:rotfl2: Man, I knew this TR was long, but wow! I didn't notice that many pages! ;)

It's so interesting, the things Henry thinks up to do in the parks. Getting a Mickey bar back at the resort- what a great idea! I love having my boys get old enough to be able to tell me what they are thinking.

The Yacht Club lobby looks really cool. How exciting to be staying there next month!

I sometimes love that Henry can tell me what he is thinking. Other times I wish he'd stop talking. :rotfl: Seriously, he cannot stop sometimes! But, it's handy in most situations - and it's fun to let him have control of our time occasionally!

Brooke - just catching up on your report.

Enjoy your upcoming trip to YC!!! I think I need to become a TA too!

Thank you!!! I'm VERY much looking forward to it and can't believe it's getting so close! I have a ton to get done before then, but I know it will come together.

If you are serious about the TA thing, send me a PM and I'll explain it all - I have had a few people ask lately and need to do a big email back to everyone, so I can include you! :thumbsup2

brookelizabeth
07-18-2011, 08:21 AM
We left off as Henry had woken up and we headed out toward the boat dock. We had decided to head to DHS that night!

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I am a huge fan of this boat ride from the Boardwalk to DHS. It's incredibly relaxing AND you don't have to fold up a stroller.

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Our room was in the red section on the right, top floor, first window.

We soon arrived and first things first, we have to say hello to Bo!

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Hello beautiful DHS!

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As we headed down the street, Henry spied something we've never seen before - and that he very much wanted to try. So we waited in line with the appropriate PhotoPass Photographer, and when it was our turn, the Photographer put his hat on Henry and...

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Ride 'em cowboy!

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Isn't that cute?!

The horse didn't move, but none of the kids swarming it seemed to mind! What a cute little addition! (However, I didn't see it in May :confused3)

After our little cowboy was done with his ride we kept on moseying

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Love Streetmosphere!

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The giant hat. Rumor on the street is that this baby is going bye-bye fairly soon...no set date, but we shall see.

Our stomachs were growling, and Starring Rolls was closed, so we opted for a place we knew Henry would love.

Come on, it's this way

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Over this way

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Here we are!

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We like this place. The pizza is pretty good and the atmosphere is fun!!

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Upstairs seating - which is where we generally choose to eat because all the arcade games are downstairs. Upstairs has less distractions and we can actually get Henry to eat!

Henry's meal:
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Kid's cheese pizza, apple sauce, cookie and milk

Joe's:
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Pepperoni pizza

Mine:
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Veggie pizza

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After our bellies were full we headed down for some fun. I don't believe we actually put money in the machines here. Henry doesn't really mind one way or the other, so we only pay if Joe is playing too!

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http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7480/1210733897_FLB82-L.jpg

While Henry was busy shooting down bad guys or racing a car, I noticed this woman rockin' out on Guitar Hero. Seriously, she was awesome! She drew a bit of a crowd since she isn't your typical Guitar Hero player and that she was really good! It was fun to watch her have fun with it, I enjoy watching other people experience the fun at Disney!

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7484/1210736535_hk5Zk-L.jpg

Up next: Hi-ja!

dekkerdisneydreamer
07-18-2011, 08:37 AM
What a neat idea with the horse! It's the little things that you normally don't think of that make moments like this so special!

I've never eaten at Pizza Planet before (DH is kind of a pizza snob.:snooty:) but I'd love to head in there to see the atmosphere. Madelyn loves pizza, so we'll have to maybe give it a try!

WHAT??:scared1::scared1: How can they be getting rid of the signature icon in this park??? I don't get it. What would it be without coming in down Hollywood Blvd. and not seeing it.:sad2: I hope this isn't true....

jenb1023
07-18-2011, 08:43 AM
What a great photo on the little horse! I've never seen that before. I need to explore DHS some time and just take photos of all of the little details, store fronts and windows. We like pizza planet especially with the lack of good CS restaurants in DHS!

CreightonsMomma
07-18-2011, 08:48 AM
Cute little cowboy!!!

I love pizza planet. I think their pizza tastes really good for some reason. lol. It is a fun place to eat. My nephews/bf could spend all day in the arcade. Me, not so much. I would rather be riding TSM! ;)

mickeystoontown
07-18-2011, 08:56 AM
I took pictures of Hunter (and the rest of us) on the pony at Hollywood Studios during our 2010 trip. It was such a cute photo op and Henry looks adorable on the pony.

DWGal210
07-18-2011, 09:10 AM
Ok, that horse photo is the cutest!!! Love it!!!

PopArtGal
07-18-2011, 09:54 AM
I didn't know there were tables upstairs. I'll have to check it out.

Lovemy3babes
07-18-2011, 10:05 AM
I didn't realize the hat was going away. Will it be replaced with something?

I really just love the Streetmosphere too. It's so neat to be immersed into that, while walking down the street. It's a great feeling!

Your pizza looks yummy! :) Henry, the little cowboy, is adorable of course Brook!

KristiMc
07-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Love the cowboy picture!

tlhbdm
07-18-2011, 11:02 AM
I cannot remember if I have posted on your thread, I mostly lurk and love your TR so far. I just finished playing catch up because I haven't been on much in the last month to two months.

I want to stay at BC/YC just to use SAB, maybe some day. I would really love to buy into DVC so I can experience different resorts.

That horse at DHS is absolutely adorable.

teekathepony
07-18-2011, 11:06 AM
I also love the cowboy pictures!

BerrysGirl
07-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Not gonna lie, super happy the Hat is going away. I hadn't heard that rumor yet and it does soften the blow of them taking away the Tronorail :(

Isn't the veggie pizza at Pizza Planet good? I've heard some fairly negative things about Pizza Planet in the past and I'm glad you guys like it. Pizza Planet is one of the places Matt wants to work in the fall. I think he's crazy because that place is always chaos but secretly I think he just wants to be close to the video games ;)

Native NYer
07-18-2011, 12:03 PM
The cowboy shot is just too cute! Love it!
I agree with you about the upstairs seating at Pizza Planet. We don't eat downstairs with my nephews because they just want to play!

SoonerGirl
07-18-2011, 12:08 PM
What a cute little cowboy! :goodvibes

I hadn't heard that about the hat, wonder if they are going to replace it with something or just open the area back up.

KatMark
07-18-2011, 12:13 PM
Maybe I am cracking up, but I swear that horse has been there before; you can just not see it because it is always crowded around there. :confused3:confused3:confused3 But you sure do have one handsome cowboy.

I'm not a big fan of the hat. I wonder what, if anything, they will replace it with.

chloe770
07-18-2011, 12:23 PM
You are so disciplined!! I've run twice in the morning...:upsidedow I always mean to, but it never happens! I need to get caught up on your PTR and see how the progress is coming along!



PTR ?:confused3 I have a PTR ?:confused3 :lmao::lmao::lmao:

The early running really isn't about discipline as much as it is convinience. DH works long hours and Jack is active in several sports. The early mornings is really the only time to myself that I have. It's peaceful at that time too !

chloe770
07-18-2011, 12:31 PM
I'm kind surprised that there are rumors going around that they might replaced the hat. It's kinda of an Icon for DHS isn't it?

I agree with Kathy. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing that horse before...just not with a cute Henry riding it. ;)

We have never been to Pizza Planet but I have always wanted to stop in. I just don't think I could easily get Jack out with all of those game.

TanzUnited99
07-18-2011, 12:42 PM
Love the cowboy pics of Henry!! :thumbsup2

I didn't know about the hat going - I hope something good replaces it if it does end up going and that they wait until after September so I can at least see it once! ;)

Pizza Planet sure looks like a fun CS location - will have to check it out on our trip.

hcmommy
07-18-2011, 01:43 PM
I'm from Texas, so believe me when I say that is one good looking little cowboy:goodvibes

petals
07-18-2011, 04:01 PM
I'm luvin Henry's cowboy pics!
I really don't think they should take down the hat it's so big and cool and I love the sparkly stars under it.. bad disney leave the hat alone! (unless they're going to put something even better there?! :goodvibes

onelilspark
07-18-2011, 04:06 PM
Remember how you responded to my tweet about frozen cokes in May? You said it was by "Bo." I showed the tweet to my Mom to tell her during the show we were watching and she was all confused because she had no idea who Bo was :rotfl: So I pointed him out to her and pointed to his name tag "see, 'Bo.'"

Softballgirl27
07-18-2011, 06:41 PM
ya i love the feeling but i need my sleep so it is super hard to go to sleep knowing we are leaveing the next day

Stringbean&Wingnut
07-18-2011, 07:26 PM
That horse is such a cute photo opportunity! Henry makes an adorable cowboy!

I didn't know the hat was going away! That's pretty exciting, I'd love for Grauman's to be more visible again! :thumbsup2

basketkat
07-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Oh Henry is an adorable cowboy!!! That photo is so precious!

We like Pizza Planet too! It is such a fun little place!

brookelizabeth
07-18-2011, 08:38 PM
What a neat idea with the horse! It's the little things that you normally don't think of that make moments like this so special!

I've never eaten at Pizza Planet before (DH is kind of a pizza snob.:snooty:) but I'd love to head in there to see the atmosphere. Madelyn loves pizza, so we'll have to maybe give it a try!

WHAT??:scared1::scared1: How can they be getting rid of the signature icon in this park??? I don't get it. What would it be without coming in down Hollywood Blvd. and not seeing it.:sad2: I hope this isn't true....



It really is those special little things that make magical moments! Henry was thrilled with the horse ride, and even recalled it when I showed him the pictures today. :goodvibes

Joe is a pizza snob as well - but surprisingly he likes Disney pizza! He really liked Via Napoli - but will eat any of the pizza on property. You could always just go in for some air conditioning and Mickey Head rice krispy treats too - they have them for dessert!

The hat was added about 10 years ago, during one of their campaigns, and never meant to stay forever - the original "icon" for the park was the Chinese theater, located directly behind the hat, where the Great Movie Ride is. It's a beautiful building and is perfectly centered so that is what you'd see down the street. I think the hat is kinda cool, but after seeing some older pictures of the area without the hat, I think the atmosphere is much better for the overall theme of the area without the hat. There is chatter about it moving to the front entrance plaza - which would be a perfect spot I think!

Who knows though really, Disney changes plans all the time!

What a great photo on the little horse! I've never seen that before. I need to explore DHS some time and just take photos of all of the little details, store fronts and windows. We like pizza planet especially with the lack of good CS restaurants in DHS!

I mean to take detail shots every time we are in DHS, and I can't ever seem to quite capture the feel there. I did an okay job on one trip, but I just always feel my pictures are lacking here. :confused3

Cute little cowboy!!!

I love pizza planet. I think their pizza tastes really good for some reason. lol. It is a fun place to eat. My nephews/bf could spend all day in the arcade. Me, not so much. I would rather be riding TSM! ;)

I'm glad it's not just me who thinks Pizza Planet has better pizza than the other CS!

Henry could spend all day in that arcade too. I get bored quickly and start people watching - hence the picture of the woman rocking Guitar Hero! :laughing:

I took pictures of Hunter (and the rest of us) on the pony at Hollywood Studios during our 2010 trip. It was such a cute photo op and Henry looks adorable on the pony.

So he's been there before! I wonder if they just bring it out from time to time then? I really like it, I hope he's there in August!

Ok, that horse photo is the cutest!!! Love it!!!

Thank you! :goodvibes

I didn't know there were tables upstairs. I'll have to check it out.

Yep! It's a tad quieter, lots of seating and kind of a neat view!

I didn't realize the hat was going away. Will it be replaced with something?

I really just love the Streetmosphere too. It's so neat to be immersed into that, while walking down the street. It's a great feeling!

Your pizza looks yummy! :) Henry, the little cowboy, is adorable of course Brook!

No, just the Chinese Theater would be there, which was the original icon for the park, before the hat was added. I saw some older pictures, pre-hat, and it looks really great without it! I don't mind the hat overall, but I know lots of people do NOT like it. We'll see if this rumor comes to fruition...

Love the cowboy picture!

Thank you! It was a fun photo-op!

brookelizabeth
07-18-2011, 08:49 PM
I cannot remember if I have posted on your thread, I mostly lurk and love your TR so far. I just finished playing catch up because I haven't been on much in the last month to two months.

I want to stay at BC/YC just to use SAB, maybe some day. I would really love to buy into DVC so I can experience different resorts.

That horse at DHS is absolutely adorable.

I cannot remember either...but even if I've said it before, I'll say it again - :welcome: and thank you for reading and posting!

It's a huge perk with DVC to be able to experience so many of the resorts! I hope the rumor of the Grand Floridian DVC is true because to pay OOP there :scared1: :laughing:

I also love the cowboy pictures!

Thank you!!! :goodvibes

Not gonna lie, super happy the Hat is going away. I hadn't heard that rumor yet and it does soften the blow of them taking away the Tronorail :(

Isn't the veggie pizza at Pizza Planet good? I've heard some fairly negative things about Pizza Planet in the past and I'm glad you guys like it. Pizza Planet is one of the places Matt wants to work in the fall. I think he's crazy because that place is always chaos but secretly I think he just wants to be close to the video games ;)

You aren't alone with the dislike of the hat! The other message board I lurk on (mainly) has special names for it. :rotfl:We'll see if this rumor becomes reality!

I too will miss the Tronorail. I don't care that the movie is already out and on DVD, it just looked plain COOL. And it's a great flick.

:lmao: about being close to the video games! I can just picture it, after the place is closed, sneaking in a couple games!!!! I don't think I'd want to work there though--I'm with you, it's total chaos usually! Maybe somewhere like Starring Rolls. Air conditioned and quiet. :thumbsup2

The cowboy shot is just too cute! Love it!
I agree with you about the upstairs seating at Pizza Planet. We don't eat downstairs with my nephews because they just want to play!

We sat downstairs once and we had to basically force feed Henry. He kept wanting to get out of his chair. :laughing:

What a cute little cowboy! :goodvibes

I hadn't heard that about the hat, wonder if they are going to replace it with something or just open the area back up.

From what I read, just open the area back up - allow the Chinese Theater to be the icon again. Before it was there, was that whole area still raised a bit like it is now?

Maybe I am cracking up, but I swear that horse has been there before; you can just not see it because it is always crowded around there. :confused3:confused3:confused3 But you sure do have one handsome cowboy.

I'm not a big fan of the hat. I wonder what, if anything, they will replace it with.

You are right Kathy! It has been there before - people previously posted they have seen it. We never had though - so I guess they just bring it out from time to time? :confused3 So don't worry, you aren't going loopy or anything! :laughing: ;)

Rumor says they won't replace it with anything - the theater will become the 'weinie' again. However, I wonder if they will do a fountain or something? It's a fun rumor to track! I haven't heard anything real recently on it though.

brookelizabeth
07-18-2011, 09:05 PM
PTR ?:confused3 I have a PTR ?:confused3 :lmao::lmao::lmao:

The early running really isn't about discipline as much as it is convinience. DH works long hours and Jack is active in several sports. The early mornings is really the only time to myself that I have. It's peaceful at that time too !

:rotfl2: oh, so I'm not far behind, eh? LOL

But you are still disciplined! The fact that you even get up for it, instead of just taking that time to sleep. :laughing: But, you have a good motivator - DISNEY!!!! I so need a motivator. :rolleyes1

I'm kind surprised that there are rumors going around that they might replaced the hat. It's kinda of an Icon for DHS isn't it?

I agree with Kathy. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing that horse before...just not with a cute Henry riding it. ;)

We have never been to Pizza Planet but I have always wanted to stop in. I just don't think I could easily get Jack out with all of those game.

The hat has been the icon for the last 10 or 11 years - but prior to that it was the Chinese Theater. Apparently, the hat was built as part of a campaign/celebration and wasn't meant to last forever....but we'll see! Disney rumors are always around, this one has some legit sources confirming it, but Disney plans are always changing on us!

I hope the horse is back in August! Henry really enjoyed that moment.

We literally have to peel Henry out of Pizza Planet! Only go in if you have time to spare. :laughing:

Love the cowboy pics of Henry!! :thumbsup2

I didn't know about the hat going - I hope something good replaces it if it does end up going and that they wait until after September so I can at least see it once! ;)

Pizza Planet sure looks like a fun CS location - will have to check it out on our trip.

I think it'll be at least a while for the hat - the rumor has been around a LONG time, but lately has some new fire under it with good sources, but they didn't give any sort of timeframe. We'll see what happens!

Pizza Planet is pretty fun! I get a bit bored with the video games after a while, but Joe and Henry could spend hours in there!

I'm from Texas, so believe me when I say that is one good looking little cowboy:goodvibes

:laughing: That's so cute! :cutie: Thank you!

I'm luvin Henry's cowboy pics!
I really don't think they should take down the hat it's so big and cool and I love the sparkly stars under it.. bad disney leave the hat alone! (unless they're going to put something even better there?! :goodvibes

Can you believe I never realized the stars sparkled on the hat until this Feb/March trip! :rotfl2: I don't know why I never noticed, but it was very neat! Rumor says they may just move the hat to the entrance plaza - I think it would work great there!

Remember how you responded to my tweet about frozen cokes in May? You said it was by "Bo." I showed the tweet to my Mom to tell her during the show we were watching and she was all confused because she had no idea who Bo was :rotfl: So I pointed him out to her and pointed to his name tag "see, 'Bo.'"

:rotfl2: Bo is a DIS icon, isn't he?

blessedby3
07-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Lovin your DHS update! I just love DHS:goodvibes
I ate at Pizza Planet on our last trip in June....and it was the WORST wait ever:scared1: I think I waited at least 30 mins in line....it was sweltering HOT in there and everything moved so slow:scared1:
It was good, though, and I hope to actually get to enjoy the experience on another trip. I just wanted to get the food and get out of there---it was THAT crazy!
Cant wait to read more :goodvibes

oh yeah---that picture of Henry on the pony is so cute. I saw it on our last trip, but no photopass photographer was there.

brookelizabeth
07-18-2011, 09:12 PM
ya i love the feeling but i need my sleep so it is super hard to go to sleep knowing we are leaveing the next day

I agree! That's why we don't do early morning flights. I never sleep well and then am a zombie the next day and can't enjoy it completely.

That horse is such a cute photo opportunity! Henry makes an adorable cowboy!

I didn't know the hat was going away! That's pretty exciting, I'd love for Grauman's to be more visible again! :thumbsup2

Isn't it cute? I guess he's out from time to time, I hope he's back in August, Henry would really enjoy it again!

I saw some pictures online of pre-hat and it does look really nice! It sets the atmosphere better in that whole area too. The rumor says the hat *may* move to the entrance plaza, which would look fantastic too.

Oh Henry is an adorable cowboy!!! That photo is so precious!

We like Pizza Planet too! It is such a fun little place!

Thank you! :goodvibes It really was a fun photo-op!

Pizza Planet is a great place-it's just not so easy to pull the child OUT of it! :rotfl:

SoonerGirl
07-18-2011, 09:30 PM
From what I read, just open the area back up - allow the Chinese Theater to be the icon again. Before it was there, was that whole area still raised a bit like it is now?


I only had one visit pre-hat, so I really don't remember much about the lay out. I do remember thinking that the Chinese Theater was really neat as we walked into the park for the first time. It really is a shame that they covered it up.

I like the idea of moving the hat to the entrance plaza :thumbsup2

Mindy5767
07-18-2011, 10:10 PM
awww what a cute picture on the horse! I have a photo of Heidi on that horse from 2007!

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3167/145/76/674127893/n674127893_1859408_171703.jpg

In 2010, since we did 3 trips, we had a chance to explore DHS more than ever during our August 8 night trip. There were all sorts of nooks and crannies we discovered then.

2xcited2sleep
07-19-2011, 05:22 AM
Looks like a fun night. Love the cowboy pictures. I have never seen that horse. I just love how there are always "new" details to notice. :goodvibes

I thought the story behind the hat was that they needed something to block the theater b/c they no longer had the legal rights to the image or something like that. :confused3. Will be interesting to see what happens!

brookelizabeth
07-19-2011, 05:23 AM
In case you guys haven't seen it on YouTube/here/Facebook, the Wolf family went back to Disney World and made another awesome music video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share)

Charleston Princess
07-19-2011, 06:09 AM
Yeay for a picture of Bo! I sure do miss him, so it is nice to see him getting love from others. LOL!

Adorable picture of Henry on the horse!!! Love that the PP photographer had a hat to go along with it!

CandleontheWater
07-19-2011, 06:11 AM
The photos of Henry on the horse are so cute! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it on our next trip!

I'm glad you guys had a good meal at Pizza Planet, but every time I've eaten there its been a little blah. DH loves Disney pizza, so I'm sure we'll be back, but I'd rather eat at the backlot express.

jenseib
07-19-2011, 07:28 AM
I can remember back when the Mickey Water Tower was the DHS ...or should I say MGM park Icon. I can't beleive they will actually take it out, but stranger things have happened.

I have seen the horse in others TR's, but never saw it personally.

In case you guys haven't seen it on YouTube/here/Facebook, the Wolf family went back to Disney World and made another awesome music video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share)

What an awesome video. I can't believe the editing that goes into that...and all the planned work they do ahead of time, like sing the words for the video. I would never have the time to get my family to do it. I'm too busy rushing. :cool2:

loritemp
07-19-2011, 07:46 AM
We have never really eaten in DHS but have an ADR for Sci-Fi for our Dec trip. I am iffy about it, not sure how it will work out with the kids so I keep toying with the idea of just doing Pizza Planet. I think you just made up my mind for me ;)

Did you register for the HM yet?! I am still on the fence, DH said go for it if I want to do it. We are out of points till Aug 1 so maybe once our bank is full again I can see if any resorts are open and decide. Surprisingly my running has been going really well lately (knock wood) so I am thinking from that standpoint it might be doable!

LOVE the pic of Henry on the horse, he is such a photogenic little man!!!

hcmommy
07-19-2011, 09:36 AM
Those Wolf Family videos always get me teary but I love them.:lovestruc

shannn
07-19-2011, 09:51 AM
All caught up -- yes, all 110 pages! :) Henry just gets cuter and cuter! I love the relaxed pace y'all took on this trip - lots of pool time. We never seem to take advantage of the pool opportunities like we should! Too busy commando touring.....:rolleyes:

kmrein
07-19-2011, 12:07 PM
I love those horse pictures! It's so nice when families really stop and enjoy the little moments. My dh and I are always amazed at how rushed and unhappy people can sometimes seem at the parks-so it was great to see Henry have this sweet little Cowboy moment!

Softballgirl27
07-19-2011, 04:44 PM
i am not a very good morning person. i will get up early for some things like disney but i prefer lots of sleep (disney is an esception)

petals
07-19-2011, 05:59 PM
Can you believe I never realized the stars sparkled on the hat until this Feb/March trip! :rotfl2: I don't know why I never noticed, but it was very neat! Rumor says they may just move the hat to the entrance plaza - I think it would work great there!


I think sparkly things just attract me easily is why I noticed them lol! The Hat would look good there.. so long as they keep it and the stars I shall be happy :)

I forgot to say before as well those pizza's from pizza planet look yummy! I so wanna eat there now! :goodvibes

Poolrat
07-19-2011, 06:34 PM
In case you guys haven't seen it on YouTube/here/Facebook, the Wolf family went back to Disney World and made another awesome music video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share)

This was the first time I have seen one of their videos and WOW I am all teary eyed. The other families joining in on the danceing is what really got me. Where else does this happen???? Only Disney.:upsidedow

tiggrbaby
07-19-2011, 06:46 PM
Weird timing: I am rearranging my drawers and when I went through the "Disney Drawer" I noticed an old shirt (before AK) with the icons and the one for MGM was the Earful Tower.

brookelizabeth
07-20-2011, 07:07 AM
Lovin your DHS update! I just love DHS:goodvibes
I ate at Pizza Planet on our last trip in June....and it was the WORST wait ever:scared1: I think I waited at least 30 mins in line....it was sweltering HOT in there and everything moved so slow:scared1:
It was good, though, and I hope to actually get to enjoy the experience on another trip. I just wanted to get the food and get out of there---it was THAT crazy!
Cant wait to read more :goodvibes

oh yeah---that picture of Henry on the pony is so cute. I saw it on our last trip, but no photopass photographer was there.

Oh my word! 30 minutes in line?! :faint: That would be horrible! I find those queue lines, after you order, to be so narrow too-I would feel trapped!

I only had one visit pre-hat, so I really don't remember much about the lay out. I do remember thinking that the Chinese Theater was really neat as we walked into the park for the first time. It really is a shame that they covered it up.

I like the idea of moving the hat to the entrance plaza :thumbsup2

It really is a beautiful building! I would welcome the change! The hat in the entrance area would be really cool to see coming up via boat or bus too.

awww what a cute picture on the horse! I have a photo of Heidi on that horse from 2007!

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3167/145/76/674127893/n674127893_1859408_171703.jpg

In 2010, since we did 3 trips, we had a chance to explore DHS more than ever during our August 8 night trip. There were all sorts of nooks and crannies we discovered then.

So that horse has been around a lot longer than I thought! :laughing: I wonder why they only bring it out from time to time? Who knows!

Looks like a fun night. Love the cowboy pictures. I have never seen that horse. I just love how there are always "new" details to notice. :goodvibes

I thought the story behind the hat was that they needed something to block the theater b/c they no longer had the legal rights to the image or something like that. :confused3. Will be interesting to see what happens!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't seen the horse! :rotfl2: At first I thought it was new, but not at all! At least it isn't always there and it took this long for me to notice! LOL

The legal rights story is just a tale - but it's a very common one! Thankfully, it's not true. It will be really interesting to see what happens with it. One poster (who is a legit source) said the hat was only made to stand 10-11 years, and I believe it's been standing for 11. So if they move it, it will have to be either re-built or re-enforced somehow.....:confused3 We'll see! I'd welcome the change, but it wouldn't bother me if the hat stayed and all this that I've been reading is just made up too! :laughing:

brookelizabeth
07-20-2011, 07:21 AM
Yeay for a picture of Bo! I sure do miss him, so it is nice to see him getting love from others. LOL!

Adorable picture of Henry on the horse!!! Love that the PP photographer had a hat to go along with it!

He misses your family a ton. He told me that while I was hanging out with him. Especially Chelsea. He realizes she has grown up a bit and she doesn't quite have the eyes for him that she once did, but he is still smitten. ;) I hope you get to have a visit with him soon!

The hat just made the picture! It was so sweet!

The photos of Henry on the horse are so cute! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it on our next trip!

I'm glad you guys had a good meal at Pizza Planet, but every time I've eaten there its been a little blah. DH loves Disney pizza, so I'm sure we'll be back, but I'd rather eat at the backlot express.

Everett on that horse would be aaaaaadorable! :lovestruc I hope it's out!

I've never eaten at the Backlot Express! It seems to be the most popular CS, but the menu hasn't ever appealed to me. I have to try it at some point though!

I can remember back when the Mickey Water Tower was the DHS ...or should I say MGM park Icon. I can't beleive they will actually take it out, but stranger things have happened.

I have seen the horse in others TR's, but never saw it personally.

What an awesome video. I can't believe the editing that goes into that...and all the planned work they do ahead of time, like sing the words for the video. I would never have the time to get my family to do it. I'm too busy rushing. :cool2:

It seems so strange to me, having only been going to Disney since 2006, for the Earful Tower to be the icon, since it's not located anywhere near the front of the park. But I guess the theater was the 'wienie' and the tower was the icon. Still weird to me though! :laughing:

I know! That must take a LOT of time to plan/edit. I think their last video (the 1st one) was just a spur of the moment thing. He got the idea in the airport and found the lyrics to the song, and planned it on the plane ride down. LOL This one I'm sure was much more planned. I really like the editing on it!

We have never really eaten in DHS but have an ADR for Sci-Fi for our Dec trip. I am iffy about it, not sure how it will work out with the kids so I keep toying with the idea of just doing Pizza Planet. I think you just made up my mind for me ;)

Did you register for the HM yet?! I am still on the fence, DH said go for it if I want to do it. We are out of points till Aug 1 so maybe once our bank is full again I can see if any resorts are open and decide. Surprisingly my running has been going really well lately (knock wood) so I am thinking from that standpoint it might be doable!

LOVE the pic of Henry on the horse, he is such a photogenic little man!!!

Sci Fi is great though! Their burgers, onion rings and shakes are YUMMY. Plus, it's very cool to eat in a car. :thumbsup2 Pizza Planet is fun, and the pizza is decent, but it's not anything extra cool. (Though, cheaper! :laughing:)

No, I haven't registered yet - I'm still a bit on the fence about it. And, fundage is short right now, so I can't justify the fees yet. My running....what running??? :rolleyes1 :headache:

We are out of points as well, and we don't get more until November. :scared1: I really haven't even thought much about the February trip though. Ideally I would like the VWL or BCV, but fat chance on either of those with a 3 month notice!!

Those Wolf Family videos always get me teary but I love them.:lovestruc

Me too! I wrote that I had happy tears in the comments.

All caught up -- yes, all 110 pages! :) Henry just gets cuter and cuter! I love the relaxed pace y'all took on this trip - lots of pool time. We never seem to take advantage of the pool opportunities like we should! Too busy commando touring.....:rolleyes:

:faint: I'm impressed!!! The relaxed approach to the trip was nice....but, I got antsy our second week. You'll see how I dragged Joe around later! :laughing: The first week was "his trip" the second week was mine!

brookelizabeth
07-20-2011, 07:29 AM
I love those horse pictures! It's so nice when families really stop and enjoy the little moments. My dh and I are always amazed at how rushed and unhappy people can sometimes seem at the parks-so it was great to see Henry have this sweet little Cowboy moment!

While I like to get in as much as possible, I agree! It's important to have those little moments - and that is what makes the best memories sometimes! We often linger in gift shops, letting Henry browse and play - we stop and look at the ducks, we stop for pictures - so we don't get in as much as some families, but it works for us! Joe would do it all even slower if I allowed for it. :lmao:

i am not a very good morning person. i will get up early for some things like disney but i prefer lots of sleep (disney is an esception)

Same with me! On our Agent Training next month there are mornings we have to be up and dressed by 7 AM. Yuck. I've been making myself wake up at 5, because I need more time to get things done, but I'm not out of my PJs until 8:30 or 9!

I think sparkly things just attract me easily is why I noticed them lol! The Hat would look good there.. so long as they keep it and the stars I shall be happy :)

I forgot to say before as well those pizza's from pizza planet look yummy! I so wanna eat there now! :goodvibes

:rotfl2: I am really surprised I never noticed the sparkle before! It's a very cute plus on the hat!

I could easily go for some Pizza Planet today. ::yes::

This was the first time I have seen one of their videos and WOW I am all teary eyed. The other families joining in on the danceing is what really got me. Where else does this happen???? Only Disney.:upsidedow

Aren't they the best? I was all teary as well. My favorite part was having other families join in, it got me all choked up! :laughing:

Weird timing: I am rearranging my drawers and when I went through the "Disney Drawer" I noticed an old shirt (before AK) with the icons and the one for MGM was the Earful Tower.

That is weird timing! :rotfl: When did they put the hat in? I read it was about 11 years ago, is that accurate?

Charleston Princess
07-20-2011, 07:40 AM
He misses your family a ton. He told me that while I was hanging out with him. Especially Chelsea. He realizes she has grown up a bit and she doesn't quite have the eyes for him that she once did, but he is still smitten. ;) I hope you get to have a visit with him soon!

Poor Bo!!! :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

I hope we get to see him soon, too!

jenseib
07-20-2011, 08:02 AM
Brook I usually get up around 7-7:30, but some days I am in my jammies till noon! :rotfl:

SoonerGirl
07-20-2011, 08:51 AM
Brook I usually get up around 7-7:30, but some days I am in my jammies till noon! :rotfl:

I've been up for about 3 hours and I'm still in my pj's, is that bad? :laughing:

jenseib
07-20-2011, 09:05 AM
I've been up for about 3 hours and I'm still in my pj's, is that bad? :laughing:

Sounds perfect to me! :thumbsup2

MEK
07-20-2011, 09:45 AM
OK - here's the deal. When I can't see a picture with Henry in it, I might as well not even torture myself. Be back later to check out that cute little cowboy!

Softballgirl27
07-20-2011, 01:02 PM
lol ya i try to aviod get out of my PJs as long as possible

brookelizabeth
07-20-2011, 01:33 PM
Poor Bo!!! :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

I hope we get to see him soon, too!

:wizard: I STILL haven't out the trick to growing a money tree. :confused3

Brook I usually get up around 7-7:30, but some days I am in my jammies till noon! :rotfl:

I was getting up around 7:30, but that's when Henry gets up and I now NEED at least an hour before he wakes so I can get stuff done! He's at that age where he constantly wants my attention. It's sweet, but exhausting!

I've been up for about 3 hours and I'm still in my pj's, is that bad? :laughing:

Sounds perfect to me! :thumbsup2

Me too! :laughing: I was in my PJs until 9. I was up at 5!

OK - here's the deal. When I can't see a picture with Henry in it, I might as well not even torture myself. Be back later to check out that cute little cowboy!

:goodvibes Sounds good! They are fun pictures.

lol ya i try to aviod get out of my PJs as long as possible

Me too! And sometimes they go back on when the sun is still up! :rolleyes1


I submitted another picture to the Disney Memories site. I got an email that it was approved, so I went to look and then started looking at other pictures. Within 3 minutes I was crying...such a sap! :rolleyes: :rotfl:

brookelizabeth
07-20-2011, 02:21 PM
We left off in Pizza Planet, with Henry "playing" video game after video game. I eventually peeled the boys out of there and we moved onward.

We didn't really have an agenda for the night, we just figured we'd do whatever caught our eye.

And what caught our little man's eye but a shiny red car and a rusty tow truck?

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This is a very cute meet, Henry loves to touch and hug his buddies! This morning we watched a video of the new section of Lights, Motors, Action! with McQueen in it - looks a bit slow moving, but still fun. I want to see it in August, but not sure I can brave those HOT bleachers for that long. We shall see.

After saying good-bye to our buddies McQueen and Mater we were craving some Chinese food ;)

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Dedicated to Jordan, even though he's not on the DIS anymore! Henry and I both gave our best moves and had a bit of fun.

We wandered the Streets of America for just a bit.

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And then thought we'd head in to the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground for Henry to blow off some energy....but it was closed! I didn't realized it closed early. A bit of a bummer, but it makes sense, since it would soon be dark.

Across the street from the playground is the dump shop for the Backlot Tour, and Henry had been asking, pretty much non-stop, for the little monorail guys. So in we went and out we came

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Success! And believe it or not, we still have ALL of them.

We wandered through Pixar Place, which we usually avoid unless we are going to ride

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Just think of the crowds here should they expand with more rides. :scared1:

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And eventually we found ourselves here

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The show was about to start, and we hadn't ever done it and have always wanted to - so in we went!

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The theater is amazing! Wow!

I really had no idea what to expect, I couldn't remember any detailed information about the show. We enjoyed every minute! What a very cool and fun show!!! Henry still talks about it! (though, he is frightened of Ursala. I don't blame him! ;))

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The effect where she turned into a human had me in awe! I'm sure it's something simple, but man, it looked COOL!

After the show we decided to go check out the wait time for RnRC, on the way I noticed something on the hat

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The stars sparkled! I had NEVER noticed that before! You can see the little glimmer here on the lower star. What a neat little plus!

Pit-stop!

I don't even know what shop this was...it's right on the corner by Starring Rolls.

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It was a cool evening, so I got me some

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and we all shared a cookie that was as large as Henry's head!

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Unfortunately, RnRC had a 30 minute single-rider line, we so vetoed it and headed back to the Great Movie Ride.

Continued in next post

brookelizabeth
07-20-2011, 02:22 PM
On the way

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This one is for mickeystoontown! I thought of you while taking that. The outakes on this pic are pretty funny!

Eventually we arrived

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I chanted "Cowboy" over and over again on our way in...

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Reflection

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But we got...
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Sigh.

Someday I will get the cowboy!! I just might ask next time, but I like the element of surprise.

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Henry was asking a question approximately every 9 seconds during this ride. I tried to distract him during the Alien scene, which made him just want to look even more. Which also scared him. He was scared of the gun shots, wondered what happened to our guide, why there was a skeleton and who the Wicked Witch was. It was tiring!

After our ride through the movies we ventured back over to RnRC - the line was short! So I hopped into the line first. The boys hung out in the gift shop because it was a windy and cool night, I rocked my way through and soon Joe was riding. Henry was d-o-n-e with that gift shop, so we ventured outside and played air guitar

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Soon Joe was done too. Henry was more than done (if you catch my drift!) and it was time to go.

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At 8:50 we left the park to some very dramatic music just as a boat was pulling up. It was a fun moment, walking, with flair, to the music - Joe and I decided it was the perfect soundtrack of not having to wait for a boat on a cold and windy night! Ha!

Soon we were back at the Boardwalk, we stopped for some popcorn

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Said hello to George...

WARNING CREEPY CLOWN ALERT!





























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Is it just me or is it even more weird that his eyes glow even under refurb? Even though I love George, the black tarp over his "mouth" just makes it all bizarre!

And finally we were back in the room.

Which is what Henry had been asking for since the minute we purchased his little monorail guys.

All he wanted to do was
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PLAY!

This is the one night of our vacation that I went to the gym. I had high hopes of going more often, but well...

However, I had an AWESOME workout! I did a 5k! I had never run one before and was very proud of my accomplishment.

When I got back to the room Henry and Joe were watching Off to Neverland that they had borrowed out from Community Hall. They were snuggled into bed and half asleep.

After the movie, and just before we turned off the light Henry wanted to look out the window...he was looking for Peter Pan. :love:

KatMark
07-20-2011, 02:47 PM
GREAT updates, Brook.

That cookie WAS as big as Henry's head! :cool2:

I can't remember the last time we had a Cowboy/Cowgirl on the Great Movie Ride. :sad2:

I love the pic of you that you took for Lisa. :thumbsup2

Sorry, but "Geoge" is just too much for me and will permanently keep us from staying at the BW. :eek:

Funny that Henry wanted to go back to the room and play with his monorail and people. And I loved that he was looking for Peter Pan. :lovestruc

tiggrbaby
07-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Aww! He is such a sweetie!:lovestruc

jenb1023
07-20-2011, 02:54 PM
Sounds like a great rest of the night!

You got some good detailed shots on the Streets of America!

I can't believe you never saw the Little Mermaid before. Just wait. . .if you ever have a girl you will have to go to that and Beauty and the Beast every trip.

We always get the gangster too!

That clown is creepy!

Good for you for working out but I think walking around WDW all day is enough of a workout!

dekkerdisneydreamer
07-20-2011, 03:00 PM
I can totally hear you chanting, "Cowboy, cowboy!":rotfl: I can't remember a time when we've gotten the cowboy, either. If it weren't for people on the DIS, I'd think it was one of those urban legends that fly around....

SoonerGirl
07-20-2011, 04:04 PM
Henry has that totally super excited face going on while showing off his new monorail people - that was one happy boy!

I haven't seen Voyage of the Little Mermaid in years, I may try and fit that in in October, it's such a short trip though.

I've only had the cowboy once, they must not run that scene as often.

I was prepared for the photo of George, but I shuddered anyway.........

Henry looking out the window for Peter Pan put a huge smile on my face, how stinkin' cute is that?!

mermaid764
07-20-2011, 04:04 PM
Awesome update:goodvibes

That cookie is humungous, but looks delicious.

We've also never had the cowboy side but I keep hoping.

Henry's monorail set looks like an awesome toy, and he looks so happy playing with it in the last pics.

Looking forward to more

mickeystoontown
07-20-2011, 04:06 PM
What a fun update! I like the "go with the flow" attitude you had in touring the park that day. I can't believe that you have never see Voyage of the Little Mermaid. We all love it and I, too, am amazed whenever Ariel turns into a human.

Super cute jumping picture! And thanks for thinking of me when you took it. You know how us McBrides like those jumping pictures.:yay:

GreatBiscuit
07-20-2011, 05:40 PM
Great update BE!

I enjoyed the DHS photos. Great job on the restaurant interiors. Those can be really tricky.

Glad to hear Henry got him some monorail peeps. Also love the Peeps tribute!

Stringbean&Wingnut
07-20-2011, 06:11 PM
That cookie looks awesome! Your pics definitely make me want to linger around DHS at night more, the lights and the stars look so pretty!

Wow I am super-impressed with your 5K after the parks! :worship:

tinkgurl
07-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Aw, that last part just brought tears to my eyes.."Just before we turned off the light, Henry wanted to look out the window..he was looking for Peter Pan." How adorable!

basketkat
07-20-2011, 10:31 PM
Henry is so cute playing with his monorail set!

I loved your jumping picture!!! How fun are you?!?! :thumbsup2

A cookie as big as my child's head??? YUM!!!! Hahahahaha! :lmao:

Disneyfreak508
07-20-2011, 10:51 PM
I don't think I've posted in a long time.. but i've been reading along :) Thought i'd leave a comment!

Henry is so cute. I just love all of your adventures :goodvibes

Those little monorail characters look ADORABLE. My children will definitely have monorail playsets :laughing:

Reading these past updates made me really miss Hollywood Studios. I LOVE Voyage of the Little Mermaid. That show is just absolutely adorable!

And oh, there's going to be a cars section in Lights Motors Action starting in August? I'm gonna have to maybe check it out!

Yay thanks for updating! I can't wait for the next one princess:

*dreamit*doit*
07-20-2011, 10:55 PM
What a great night! I :lovestruc that Henry was looking out the window for Peter Pan!!

Okay, on the cowboy scene: The Great Movie Ride is Miren's FAVORITE ride and we usually do it twice on every DHS day, so we've had the cowboy scene a few times, and this is what I've deduced. I don't know how accurate this really is, but it's been our experience 1. it's usually when the park is really busy (summer or Christmas) 2. you get the cowboy if you get the front "vehicle". Okay, I don't know what they're called exactly, but there's actually two vehicles that get loaded, each with a driver. If you walk out directly in front of you when the doors open and load into that vehicle, then that is the second vehicle. If you take a right when you walk out through the doors, then that is the first one. If you're in that one, then you ride through the gangster scene but don't stop, instead you proceed to the cowboy scene and stop there, while the vehicle behind stops at the gangster scene. Both scenes occur simultaneously, it's just a matter of being in the front vehicle or the back. I think maybe when the park is not too full they only use the back one, and that is why most people see the gangster. :confused3


These are from last summer

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Joanna71985
07-21-2011, 12:44 AM
Okay, on the cowboy scene: The Great Movie Ride is Miren's FAVORITE ride and we usually do it twice on every DHS day, so we've had the cowboy scene a few times, and this is what I've deduced. I don't know how accurate this really is, but it's been our experience 1. it's usually when the park is really busy (summer or Christmas) 2. you get the cowboy if you get the front "vehicle". Okay, I don't know what they're called exactly, but there's actually two vehicles that get loaded, each with a driver. If you walk out directly in front of you when the doors open and load into that vehicle, then that is the second vehicle. If you take a right when you walk out through the doors, then that is the first one. If you're in that one, then you ride through the gangster scene but don't stop, instead you proceed to the cowboy scene and stop there, while the vehicle behind stops at the gangster scene. Both scenes occur simultaneously, it's just a matter of being in the front vehicle or the back. I think maybe when the park is not too full they only use the back one, and that is why most people see the gangster. :confused3

The cowboy show is run year round. However, it isn't run as much during the slower season (fewer vehicles/stop earlier during the day).

merbobear
07-21-2011, 05:14 AM
AW at looking for Peter Pan, that is just so sweet :cloud9:

I usually like the creepy clown, and don't find him to be all that creepy, but you are right..the tarp and the odd glowing while not in use definitely up his creep factor about 100%!

I was looking forward to my dd playing on the HISTK playground, after reading about it on one of your previous TR, but it was also closed before we made it there...kind of disappointing, but there is always next year! :cool1:

dilligaf212
07-21-2011, 05:50 AM
great updates Henry is just the cutest.

the wolf family video is so cool watched it this morning.. I am going to watch it again with my daughter later :thumbsup2

brookelizabeth
07-21-2011, 06:00 AM
GREAT updates, Brook.

That cookie WAS as big as Henry's head! :cool2:

I can't remember the last time we had a Cowboy/Cowgirl on the Great Movie Ride. :sad2:

I love the pic of you that you took for Lisa. :thumbsup2

Sorry, but "Geoge" is just too much for me and will permanently keep us from staying at the BW. :eek:

Funny that Henry wanted to go back to the room and play with his monorail and people. And I loved that he was looking for Peter Pan. :lovestruc

He loves that monorail! I can't even count how many times he asked to go back to the hotel. :rotfl:

I thought it was very sweet that he was looking for Peter Pan too! :cutie:


Aww! He is such a sweetie!:lovestruc

Isn't that cute? Joe and I just exchanged a smile and allowed him to look out. It was a precious moment!

Sounds like a great rest of the night!

You got some good detailed shots on the Streets of America!

I can't believe you never saw the Little Mermaid before. Just wait. . .if you ever have a girl you will have to go to that and Beauty and the Beast every trip.

We always get the gangster too!

That clown is creepy!

Good for you for working out but I think walking around WDW all day is enough of a workout!

If we ever have a little girl we will have to extend our trips I think! :laughing: We skip ALL the "girl stuff" usually. But, Henry does still enjoy princess stuff right now. I'm sure that will completely disappear in a few years.

I can totally hear you chanting, "Cowboy, cowboy!":rotfl: I can't remember a time when we've gotten the cowboy, either. If it weren't for people on the DIS, I'd think it was one of those urban legends that fly around....


Exactly! Me too! And a few people seem to ALWAYS get the cowboy! Someday, someday! :laughing:

Henry has that totally super excited face going on while showing off his new monorail people - that was one happy boy!

I haven't seen Voyage of the Little Mermaid in years, I may try and fit that in in October, it's such a short trip though.

I've only had the cowboy once, they must not run that scene as often.

I was prepared for the photo of George, but I shuddered anyway.........

Henry looking out the window for Peter Pan put a huge smile on my face, how stinkin' cute is that?!

He was shrieking and hugging the box! I couldn't believe he was so excited about some TEENY plastic people. And he chose characters he didn't know that well either (Alice, Brer Rabbit, Dopey), versus Monsters Inc and The Incredibles. :confused3 :laughing:

I think they only run the cowboy when they run the second car, so that means when it's busy. Hopefully August will be busy enough. Maybe I should just ride it over and over until I get it. ;)

I knew you'd love the Peter Pan ending of this update! I thought of you while typing it. It was such a sweet moment. I think he was very ready to be whisked off to Neverland!!

Charleston Princess
07-21-2011, 06:28 AM
What a great night just strolling around and doing whatever!

Hurray for monorail people! I bet Henry loved putting them into the monorail and driving them around.

That cookie is as big as Henry's head! :eek:

That is so sweet that he was looking for Peter Pan! :lovestruc

One day you will get the cowboy!

RinkyTinkyTinky
07-21-2011, 07:10 AM
I loved this update!

Henry is so cute with the Cars! And I love all the pictures on the streets! I need to pay more attention to the detail in that area.

We too are VotLM fans! We love that show. I hear people say it's not all that great and it needs a refurb, but I don't think so. I love it! Although we did go in there one time and the "rain effect" was not working correctly. We left there soaked! :lmao: When you were standing in the holding room (the pic right after the sign pic) did you notice that every so often the huge Triton on the wall would glow just like in the movie! We loved that! And we agree that the special effects are really cool. I had my jaw dropped open when she transformed too!

I love your hitchhiking pics! :lmao: I'll have to remember that one!

I didn't even know until recently that the movie ride had two different choices. I think we had the gangster but now I want to see this cowboy!

Yep, that clown is creepy in that picture. he's never looked creepy to me before, but the glowing eyes with the black tarp covered mouth..... :eek: Not an attractive look for him!

Glad Henry got his monorail accessories! Looks like he really loves that thing! And the Peter Pan story.... :love:

Native NYer
07-21-2011, 07:15 AM
You had such a great night!
Sometimes not having a set plan is the best plan. That's one of the reasons I :love: DVC. I don't have to rush around because I know I'll be back.
Henry looks so happy to have his monorail guy. I can totally understand his need to get back to the room. He needed to get those little guys in the monorail. My nephews are the same way. When they get something, especially something they've really wanted, they cannot wait to go back and just play.

I hope you get the cowboy next month. :wizard:

wdwgirl03
07-21-2011, 07:16 AM
When we were there in March we got the cowboy scene, and like someone else said, we were in the front vehicle. I don't know if that makes a difference (my dad said they got it and he didn't think they were in the front, so who knows) but it seems every other time we go on, we're in the second vehicle and always end up with the gangster!

Lady Lallie
07-21-2011, 07:57 AM
I am finally finally caught up. Whew! I have no idea all the comments that I had in my head but I'm caught up and here now. :lmao::goodvibes

CreightonsMomma
07-21-2011, 08:59 AM
Love the picture of you jumping with the stars in the background! You should post some of the other pictures of you trying to get the perfect shot. :thumbsup2

Henry is so sweet wanting to see if Peter Pan was flying. :lovestruc

I never really cared much for DHS until the last two times that I visited. It has a lot of hidden gems.

I have only gotten the gangster side on the great movie ride also, before I joined the DIS I had no idea that there was a cowboy side. :scared1:

loritemp
07-21-2011, 09:19 AM
Love the picture of you jumping with the stars in the background! You should post some of the other pictures of you trying to get the perfect shot. :thumbsup2

:

I agree ;)

I want to add the Little Mermaid to our plans next time, I think DS1 will love it!

And man, the bakery/goodie counter is making me hun-GRY!!!!!!!!! WIsh I had a big old Mickey head cookie right about now!!!:woohoo:

TanzUnited99
07-21-2011, 09:25 AM
What a great day! Am glad you all enjoyed VoTLM - though have to admit even I find Ursula a bit scary! :laughing:

I love how the stars on the hat are sparkling! Lol I have heard how hard it is to get the cowboy on The Great Movie Ride.

Wow at doing a 5k after spending the day at DHS! :worship:

Lovemy3babes
07-21-2011, 09:55 AM
We haven't ever done VotLM either. I definitely want to next time! :)

How bizarre you haven't ever seen the cowboy. We actually had a "cowgirl" one time, which was cool! :thumbsup2

DisneyBoundinDec
07-21-2011, 10:21 AM
In case you guys haven't seen it on YouTube/here/Facebook, the Wolf family went back to Disney World and made another awesome music video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqGRdbQkNI&feature=share)

that was awesome!!!!


I'm glad you guys had a good meal at Pizza Planet, but every time I've eaten there its been a little blah. DH loves Disney pizza, so I'm sure we'll be back, but I'd rather eat at the backlot express.
add me to the one who don't like the pizza at Pizza Planet.. I don't understand why its different then the rest of the CS places.. I'm not a fan of the pizza at Pinocchio Village Haus either. :confused3

Henry is such a cutie patootie! Love all his big grin pictures, he truly looks like he is having a fabulous time!

I can't believe the rumors on the hat! But I do think it being placed outside the entrance gate is a great idea! :wizard: It does take up a lot of space inside..

You should TOTALLY run the disney 1/2!! I ran it this past January and had the best time!! I am actually going to run the full this year! (well, Jan 2012) :scared1: I am excited and terrified at the same time!!!

UsMcWifeForever
07-21-2011, 03:28 PM
Joining in now sorry i am late to the TR...I am all caught up and i am enjoying your TR. Its making me wish I was going back sooner 124 days till we head back to WDW :)

blessedby3
07-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Great update! Alexa is afraid of Ursula too. She enjoys the show, but not that evil witch;)
That cookie was super delicious looking! When you had the picture of all the goodies, the ginormous cookie caught my eye:goodvibes Then the next picture....thats what you guys got! Yummo :) Glad that you got to ride RNR! That single rider line is great:thumbsup2

petals
07-21-2011, 06:56 PM
The Wolf family video is so cool!

manntra
07-21-2011, 07:21 PM
LOVE the picture of you jumping in the air!!! :thumbsup2

The Wolf video is so much fun!! They seem to be a really fun family and I watched their other videos on YouTube this afternoon ;)

Tracy

jenseib
07-22-2011, 07:01 AM
Loving the updates. I don't think I have ever seen that neverland movie. Is that the one where Peterpan visits Wendys DD? I think I remember when it came out, but we never saw it.

MEK
07-22-2011, 07:04 AM
All caught up on adorable Henry pictures! I also love your great movie ride pix! I haven't ridden it in forever, but I think I need to go in there just for some pix. I am on a mission to have pix of everything.

So funny that Henry was so ready to leave HS and get back to his monorail. Awesome!

I also love your streets of America pix. I really tried hard to get some of my own this trip. I'm just not sure how they turned out. :confused3

mamaboogie
07-22-2011, 04:26 PM
I have really enjoyed reading your TR so far in one delicious bundle!

Your photographs are really beautiful - so clear and artistic. I really felt like I was transported back to WDW - just what the doctor ordered!

Henry is adorable! Every photo he has a gorgeous grin!

Can't wait to hear more!

petals
07-22-2011, 05:28 PM
Every time I read your trip report title at the mo with the Hi-ja I can't help thinking of the vid you had on facebook with Henry learning martial arts and his oh man!!! :goodvibes

MeMom
07-23-2011, 08:22 AM
So glad you got to see Little Mermaid! As you know, we have seen it about three or four billion times, and we like it every time. It's a great theater. Ursula is so big and could definitely be frightening for little ones.

I am happy for Henry getting his little Disney folks that can ride happily around in his monorail. :goodvibes

A 5k, huh? I praise you. I am doing well to walk 5 feet this morning. My legs have done all they can do for this week.

norybell
07-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Thanks to Henry, I think I've started wanting a toy monorail of my very own! :rotfl:

brookelizabeth
07-26-2011, 12:20 PM
Awesome update:goodvibes

That cookie is humungous, but looks delicious.

We've also never had the cowboy side but I keep hoping.

Henry's monorail set looks like an awesome toy, and he looks so happy playing with it in the last pics.

Looking forward to more

I keep hoping along with you for the cowboy! Maybe next month...fingers crossed!

The monorail really is a very cool toy. He LOVES it when I pull it out! The other day he played "Disney World" between his monorail, the buses and now a parking tram toy he has. :laughing: It's pretty cute.

What a fun update! I like the "go with the flow" attitude you had in touring the park that day. I can't believe that you have never see Voyage of the Little Mermaid. We all love it and I, too, am amazed whenever Ariel turns into a human.

Super cute jumping picture! And thanks for thinking of me when you took it. You know how us McBrides like those jumping pictures.:yay:

I know! I don't know how we always skipped VotLM! It just never worked out for one reason or another, and now we all really like it...of course it will be under refurb while we are there next month. :rolleyes:

I do know how you McBrides like those jumping pics! And they are always so fun! I actually have it as my profile picture for my travel agency website. :rotfl:

Great update BE!

I enjoyed the DHS photos. Great job on the restaurant interiors. Those can be really tricky.

Glad to hear Henry got him some monorail peeps. Also love the Peeps tribute!

I've be meaning to ask you, have you head of the Betamouse Podcast? It's a Disney tech podcast and I love it! It's pretty nerdy and entertaining.

Anyway-restaurant interiors can be tricky - what you guys don't know is how many I took and deleted. :laughing:

That cookie looks awesome! Your pics definitely make me want to linger around DHS at night more, the lights and the stars look so pretty!

Wow I am super-impressed with your 5K after the parks! :worship:

I love DHS at night! It's a beautiful park. Unfortunately, so much is CLOSED during those hours...but it's still kinda fun to just wander around and shop too.

I think I felt like I could do the 5k and work-out because we had been taking things sooooo slowly in the parks. Lots of slow walking, wandering, sitting, relaxing, etc. It's funny, I wasn't sore at all after that 5k, yet when I ran my first race this spring, I was sore for 2 days! :laughing:

Aw, that last part just brought tears to my eyes.."Just before we turned off the light, Henry wanted to look out the window..he was looking for Peter Pan." How adorable!

Isn't that cute? :love: He's a BIG Peter Pan fan since the ride, the Off to Neverland movie, and now we've seen the actual movie.

Henry is so cute playing with his monorail set!

I loved your jumping picture!!! How fun are you?!?! :thumbsup2

A cookie as big as my child's head??? YUM!!!! Hahahahaha! :lmao:

The outtakes for that jumping picture are a riot. :rotfl: It's fun though! I like how it turned out.

I often compare random objects to the size of our heads. Food, in general, shouldn't be that large! LOL But at Disney, it's amazing how many things I find that compare...;)

brookelizabeth
07-26-2011, 12:26 PM
I don't think I've posted in a long time.. but i've been reading along :) Thought i'd leave a comment!

Henry is so cute. I just love all of your adventures :goodvibes

Those little monorail characters look ADORABLE. My children will definitely have monorail playsets :laughing:

Reading these past updates made me really miss Hollywood Studios. I LOVE Voyage of the Little Mermaid. That show is just absolutely adorable!

And oh, there's going to be a cars section in Lights Motors Action starting in August? I'm gonna have to maybe check it out!

Yay thanks for updating! I can't wait for the next one princess:

The little characters are VERY cute...but VERY teeny tiny! I am VERY grateful to Carol (gabrielsmom) who sent us the monorail set - it still thrills us all when we pull it out! :goodvibes It's such a fun toy.

Yes! Lightning McQueen has replaced Herbie in LMA. I saw a video of it and it was veryyyyyy slow moving. It was kinda meh. I hope they change it up. Lightning was talking about how fast he was, yet was moving about 5 mph. No jumps or racing at ALL from him...which that care might not be able to do? :confused3 Anyway...I hope it improves!

What a great night! I :lovestruc that Henry was looking out the window for Peter Pan!!

Okay, on the cowboy scene: The Great Movie Ride is Miren's FAVORITE ride and we usually do it twice on every DHS day, so we've had the cowboy scene a few times, and this is what I've deduced. I don't know how accurate this really is, but it's been our experience 1. it's usually when the park is really busy (summer or Christmas) 2. you get the cowboy if you get the front "vehicle". Okay, I don't know what they're called exactly, but there's actually two vehicles that get loaded, each with a driver. If you walk out directly in front of you when the doors open and load into that vehicle, then that is the second vehicle. If you take a right when you walk out through the doors, then that is the first one. If you're in that one, then you ride through the gangster scene but don't stop, instead you proceed to the cowboy scene and stop there, while the vehicle behind stops at the gangster scene. Both scenes occur simultaneously, it's just a matter of being in the front vehicle or the back. I think maybe when the park is not too full they only use the back one, and that is why most people see the gangster. :confused3


These are from last summer

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/ramonnat/June-October20101171.jpg

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/ramonnat/June-October20101172.jpg

Yes! You are correct about the gangster versus cowboy. They don't always run it, but do when it's busy (doesn't matter what time of year, just as long as the park is busy). And it is the 1st vehicle that gets the cowboy. When we loaded I thought we were going to get the cowboy because it was the only vehicle there, but they must have only been running the one. :sad2: MAYBE next month, since the crowd levels are all going to be 7 to 9! Fingers crossed!

brookelizabeth
07-26-2011, 12:36 PM
The cowboy show is run year round. However, it isn't run as much during the slower season (fewer vehicles/stop earlier during the day).

Yes, that is what I have read too. :thumbsup2

AW at looking for Peter Pan, that is just so sweet :cloud9:

I usually like the creepy clown, and don't find him to be all that creepy, but you are right..the tarp and the odd glowing while not in use definitely up his creep factor about 100%!

I was looking forward to my dd playing on the HISTK playground, after reading about it on one of your previous TR, but it was also closed before we made it there...kind of disappointing, but there is always next year! :cool1:

:laughing: exactly my thoughts about the clown! He doesn't phase me much, I just think he's a touch weird. But the tarped/refurb George....creeeeeepy!

Bummer about not getting to do the HiStK! It's such a fun place! I sorta do NOT look forward to it next month though because it's so hot in there...I have a feeling we'll end up suffering through it anyway though. :rolleyes:

great updates Henry is just the cutest.

the wolf family video is so cool watched it this morning.. I am going to watch it again with my daughter later :thumbsup2

Isn't it a great video? That man is awesome at video editing! Just like the last one, I had tears in my eyes watching.

What a great night just strolling around and doing whatever!

Hurray for monorail people! I bet Henry loved putting them into the monorail and driving them around.

That cookie is as big as Henry's head! :eek:

That is so sweet that he was looking for Peter Pan! :lovestruc

One day you will get the cowboy!

Henry loves to pile all the little guys into one monorail car and send it on it's way. :laughing: None of them are in the seats, just all piled on top of each other!

And yes! One day I WILL get that cowboy!!!!

I loved this update!

Henry is so cute with the Cars! And I love all the pictures on the streets! I need to pay more attention to the detail in that area.

We too are VotLM fans! We love that show. I hear people say it's not all that great and it needs a refurb, but I don't think so. I love it! Although we did go in there one time and the "rain effect" was not working correctly. We left there soaked! :lmao: When you were standing in the holding room (the pic right after the sign pic) did you notice that every so often the huge Triton on the wall would glow just like in the movie! We loved that! And we agree that the special effects are really cool. I had my jaw dropped open when she transformed too!

I love your hitchhiking pics! :lmao: I'll have to remember that one!

I didn't even know until recently that the movie ride had two different choices. I think we had the gangster but now I want to see this cowboy!

Yep, that clown is creepy in that picture. he's never looked creepy to me before, but the glowing eyes with the black tarp covered mouth..... :eek: Not an attractive look for him!

Glad Henry got his monorail accessories! Looks like he really loves that thing! And the Peter Pan story.... :love:

That's so funny about the rain effect! :laughing: We didn't get soaked, but I remember a couple pretty big drops coming down and hiding the camera!

I didn't notice that about the holding room because we buzzed right through it. What a COOL effect! It will be under refurb next time we go, but hopefully on our NEXT trip I will remember to watch for that!

Does anyone know how they do the transformation from mermaid to human? It's seriously awesome.

brookelizabeth
07-26-2011, 12:46 PM
You had such a great night!
Sometimes not having a set plan is the best plan. That's one of the reasons I :love: DVC. I don't have to rush around because I know I'll be back.
Henry looks so happy to have his monorail guy. I can totally understand his need to get back to the room. He needed to get those little guys in the monorail. My nephews are the same way. When they get something, especially something they've really wanted, they cannot wait to go back and just play.

I hope you get the cowboy next month. :wizard:

I still need that "don't rush" mentality a bit. I am forced to not rush because it would drive Joe bonkers. :laughing: However, during my solo trip I found a key-IF we make Rope Drop and hurry out of the room in the morning, I have a much easier time to take it easy in the parks. Joe has agreed to 2 RD mornings next month, so that should be good for me! :yay:

That's just it! Henry couldn't care less about the rides and fun in the park, he just wanted to PLAY! :rotfl2: Kids are so funny, but I get it!

When we were there in March we got the cowboy scene, and like someone else said, we were in the front vehicle. I don't know if that makes a difference (my dad said they got it and he didn't think they were in the front, so who knows) but it seems every other time we go on, we're in the second vehicle and always end up with the gangster!

I am pretty sure it does make a difference - I've read that a few times on various websites. The 1st car (if running) gets cowboy, 2nd car gets gangster. I should try to go to DHS on the busiest day of my trip next month and see if I can get it. :laughing:

I am finally finally caught up. Whew! I have no idea all the comments that I had in my head but I'm caught up and here now. :lmao::goodvibes

:rotfl2: :welcome:

Love the picture of you jumping with the stars in the background! You should post some of the other pictures of you trying to get the perfect shot. :thumbsup2

Henry is so sweet wanting to see if Peter Pan was flying. :lovestruc

I never really cared much for DHS until the last two times that I visited. It has a lot of hidden gems.

I have only gotten the gangster side on the great movie ride also, before I joined the DIS I had no idea that there was a cowboy side. :scared1:

I knew someone would ask that!

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7568/1210778227_xUAto-L.jpg

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7569/1210778744_8UHky-L.jpg
Almost a Jordanyosh dedication there with the power fist AND tongue. :laughing:

Okay enough of THAT! :lmao:

Our first time at DHS I wasn't all that impressed, it was my least favorite. But, it's has VERY much grown on me and I now love it! It has a lot of options for little kids and we always seem to have a great day there.

I agree ;)

I want to add the Little Mermaid to our plans next time, I think DS1 will love it!

And man, the bakery/goodie counter is making me hun-GRY!!!!!!!!! WIsh I had a big old Mickey head cookie right about now!!!:woohoo:

See above. :scared1: :rotfl:

The VotLM was such a fun show, I'm a bit bummed it will be under refurb next month. Henry only got a teeny bit scared during the dark scenes, but I doubt your little man will-1 year olds are a bit more oblivious to "scary people" than 3 year olds. :thumbsup2

What a great day! Am glad you all enjoyed VoTLM - though have to admit even I find Ursula a bit scary! :laughing:

I love how the stars on the hat are sparkling! Lol I have heard how hard it is to get the cowboy on The Great Movie Ride.

Wow at doing a 5k after spending the day at DHS! :worship:

Ursula IS scary! She's totally creepy with those glowing eyes! And she's HUUUUUUUUGE in that show. I know the one in the new Little Mermaid ride in Fantasyland will be incredible-and probably make me shiver! :laughing:

brookelizabeth
07-26-2011, 01:10 PM
We haven't ever done VotLM either. I definitely want to next time! :)

How bizarre you haven't ever seen the cowboy. We actually had a "cowgirl" one time, which was cool! :thumbsup2

It's such a cute show! You guys will all enjoy it, I'm sure! The storyline is a big hodge-podge, but it's still great.

Oooh, I would love a cowgirl even more!!!

that was awesome!!!!


add me to the one who don't like the pizza at Pizza Planet.. I don't understand why its different then the rest of the CS places.. I'm not a fan of the pizza at Pinocchio Village Haus either. :confused3

Henry is such a cutie patootie! Love all his big grin pictures, he truly looks like he is having a fabulous time!

I can't believe the rumors on the hat! But I do think it being placed outside the entrance gate is a great idea! :wizard: It does take up a lot of space inside..

You should TOTALLY run the disney 1/2!! I ran it this past January and had the best time!! I am actually going to run the full this year! (well, Jan 2012) :scared1: I am excited and terrified at the same time!!!

I wasn't a fan at PVH, but Pizza Planet always tastes better to me for some reason. :confused3 :laughing:

Thank you for the sweet words about Henry! :cutie: He gets VERY excited when we talk about "Mickey's House". We've been doing a countdown, but I told him today we were going for his birthday (not really the reason, but it's only 2 weeks after the trip, so.....) and he got VERY excited since he knows his birthday is coming soon. :laughing:

That is AMAZING about doing the half and the full! :worship::worship: If we do end up going in February, I will most likely do the half. Henry has taken an interest in running as well, so I want to look into the Family 5K too. Not sure if he'll be old enough though...gotta research!

Joining in now sorry i am late to the TR...I am all caught up and i am enjoying your TR. Its making me wish I was going back sooner 124 days till we head back to WDW :)

:welcome: Thank you for reading!!!! Those 124 days will fly by I'm sure!!! I will try to get over to your PTR as soon as I can! I just cannot keep up on everything lately unfortunately, but I'll try! :goodvibes

Great update! Alexa is afraid of Ursula too. She enjoys the show, but not that evil witch;)
That cookie was super delicious looking! When you had the picture of all the goodies, the ginormous cookie caught my eye:goodvibes Then the next picture....thats what you guys got! Yummo :) Glad that you got to ride RNR! That single rider line is great:thumbsup2

That's just like Henry! :laughing: He tells me "She's stinky!" :lmao:

The cookie was very good! It wasn't overly sweet or anything, just more of a simple shortbread type with chocolate. Perfect in my book. Joe could have gone for more sweet.

The Wolf family video is so cool!

Isn't it great?! That man knows how to edit videos so well!

LOVE the picture of you jumping in the air!!! :thumbsup2

The Wolf video is so much fun!! They seem to be a really fun family and I watched their other videos on YouTube this afternoon ;)

Tracy

Thank you! :goodvibes It was a fun pic to take. We did one somewhere else too...I think in the park around here...I can't remember though! That one had even MORE ridiculous outtakes! :laughing:

brookelizabeth
07-26-2011, 01:11 PM
Loving the updates. I don't think I have ever seen that neverland movie. Is that the one where Peterpan visits Wendys DD? I think I remember when it came out, but we never saw it.

All caught up on adorable Henry pictures! I also love your great movie ride pix! I haven't ridden it in forever, but I think I need to go in there just for some pix. I am on a mission to have pix of everything.

So funny that Henry was so ready to leave HS and get back to his monorail. Awesome!

I also love your streets of America pix. I really tried hard to get some of my own this trip. I'm just not sure how they turned out. :confused3

:yay: Glad you got to see the pics!! We don't always hit the GMR either, but it just worked this trip. Each time I ride it, I like it a bit more. It could use a bit of an update, but I wouldn't want them to change much. The movie clips at the end are the BEST.

I'm SURE your Streets of America pictures turned out amazing! Your pics always do! It's hard to capture the vibe back there, there is so much detail and fun things, it would take a zillion pics!

I have really enjoyed reading your TR so far in one delicious bundle!

Your photographs are really beautiful - so clear and artistic. I really felt like I was transported back to WDW - just what the doctor ordered!

Henry is adorable! Every photo he has a gorgeous grin!

Can't wait to hear more!

:welcome: Thank you for reading!!! And thank you for the compliment on the pictures! I love our camera. :thumbsup2 I missed having it in May, but surprisingly our little point & shoot did pretty well too. I have yet to write that TR. :rolleyes1

And thank you for the sweet words on Henry! :cutie: More coming soon!

Every time I read your trip report title at the mo with the Hi-ja I can't help thinking of the vid you had on facebook with Henry learning martial arts and his oh man!!! :goodvibes

:rotfl2: Wasn't that the funniest thing?! I love those videos. He wants to go back to "kicking class" and we hope to put him in there in the fall.

So glad you got to see Little Mermaid! As you know, we have seen it about three or four billion times, and we like it every time. It's a great theater. Ursula is so big and could definitely be frightening for little ones.

I am happy for Henry getting his little Disney folks that can ride happily around in his monorail. :goodvibes

A 5k, huh? I praise you. I am doing well to walk 5 feet this morning. My legs have done all they can do for this week.

It really is an amazing theater! I had no idea it was so cool in there! I expected something more similar to a regular theater, but this really felt like you were in the sea. Loved it!

I have days like that. I ran yesterday morning and my ankles are sore since...walking at all is not fun. I hope you were able to rest yours and relax a bit!

Thanks to Henry, I think I've started wanting a toy monorail of my very own! :rotfl:

:lmao: (you could always buy it with an excuse of putting it around your Christmas tree :rolleyes1)

ClaireW
07-26-2011, 02:51 PM
Glad you enjoyed the Little Mermaid - and I too am sad not to be seeing it in August with my princess loving girls :sad1:
Still, I'm trying to go with your 'top 3' idea in each park and seeing as TSM and DisneyJunior are must-dos at least I have an opening for one more now! I'm thinking probably Beauty and the Beast? Although I'd love to take Dad to MuppetVision so maybe I'd better start planning for a 'top4'? :confused3:rotfl2:

MickeyisBeast
07-26-2011, 02:54 PM
Great update- the monorail is really cool, I'm sure if my cousins ever saw it they'd beg for one! I'd could probably spend a while playing with it :p Can't wait for the next update!

petals
07-26-2011, 03:36 PM
:rotfl2: Wasn't that the funniest thing?! I love those videos. He wants to go back to "kicking class" and we hope to put him in there in the fall.

I loved it. Was so cute! I love Henry's names for things as well. :thumbsup2

CreightonsMomma
07-26-2011, 08:04 PM
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March1/IMG7569/1210778744_8UHky-L.jpg


I am dying over here!!! :rotfl::lmao::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

brookelizabeth
07-27-2011, 07:20 AM
Glad you enjoyed the Little Mermaid - and I too am sad not to be seeing it in August with my princess loving girls :sad1:
Still, I'm trying to go with your 'top 3' idea in each park and seeing as TSM and DisneyJunior are must-dos at least I have an opening for one more now! I'm thinking probably Beauty and the Beast? Although I'd love to take Dad to MuppetVision so maybe I'd better start planning for a 'top4'? :confused3:rotfl2:

:rotfl: My first list was called "Top 3....or 4"! It's very hard to narrow it down! I didn't put TSM as a Must Do because I know the chances are very high we'll go on it, we will probably run with the bulls to the standby line then scurry over to Star Tours for a ride. And depending on which the boys want, grab a FP for either TSM or Star Tours for riding again later. So, I was a bit sneaky in my Top 3...I didn't include some of those that I KNEW we'd do. Plus, I did a Top 3 per day, so we have more than 1 day at DHS, I could get in more must do attractions!

Great update- the monorail is really cool, I'm sure if my cousins ever saw it they'd beg for one! I'd could probably spend a while playing with it :p Can't wait for the next update!

It's really very cute!!! It's been fun to play Disney World lately with all the transportation items we now have. I wonder if they have the boats...:scratchin

I loved it. Was so cute! I love Henry's names for things as well. :thumbsup2

It's amazing how he describes things to us - he's getting so clear (growing up!!!), when he mentioned "kicking class" Joe and I knew just what he was talking about! The other day he couldn't think of the name of Soarin', so he said "You sit, put on your seatbelt, and whoooooooosh!" :goodvibes

I am dying over here!!! :rotfl::lmao::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

It's a good one, right?!?! :lmao:

brookelizabeth
07-27-2011, 07:47 AM
Henry has my phone right now...playing Angry Birds :rolleyes: so I cannot check my trip notes, but I wanted to get an update in! So, we'll see if I can remember with just looking at pictures....

We left off after wrapping up a day with watching Off to Neverland and checking out the window to see if Peter Pan was about to whisk Henry away. I am pretty certain Peter might have visited Henry in his dreams that night. :cutie:

It is now Wednesday, March 2, 2011

All the details of our morning are on my phone, but I do know we eventually were dressed and had a few postcards to mail!

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March2/IMG7673/1210874154_XqF3T-L.jpg

Hmmm....we weren't going to Epcot or DHS because my next picture is

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I haven't looked ahead in my pics. It's either MK, AK, or DtD. Since Henry is wearing his Pirate shorts, I'm guessing MK. Let's find out!

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I have NO idea why I took a picture of the guy spraying weeds. However, I was wrong--AK it is!

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A couple monkeys! (Must have been a chilly morning. And notice my hoodie with random Mickey stickers all over it? Surely the doing of a toddler)

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Through the Oasis we went...I wonder where our first stop would be!

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This tree never ceases to amaze me!

A bit of animal watching was our first stop! I love this area in front of the tree. It's always fun to see what animals are wandering around, plus - it's just a beautiful spot!

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Mingos ;) we out that morning.

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Back out on the path...

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Oh, what do we have here?

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Coffee Shop.

Oh yes! It's all coming back to me now...

I believe Joe ran for some Safari FPs while I was in line, and within minutes we had

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Joe's - apple turnover

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Mine - cheese danish

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We both had one of these - Iced Vanilla Coffee. Apparently it wasn't too chilly out! I remember this being too sweet and not enough coffee, but still drinkable.

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And Henry chose a yogurt.

As you can see, we sat in the Dawa Bar area and just watched the morning go by as we enjoyed our treats. I remember this stop being MY idea, knowing Joe would be thrilled -- and he was! I also remember that toward the end of sitting there I was so very ready to move on. All I could keep think about was how much we weren't doing. :rolleyes: I kept this to myself though, and kept on the "go with the flow" attitude for Joe.

It's all about compromise -- marriage, remember? :teeth: That, and we still had 10 more days in front of us...plenty of time! (And yes, you have signed on for the trip report that never ends.)



I apologize for the short update - I am taking Henry to the zoo today and need to get movin'! I hope to update more later!

Lady Lallie
07-27-2011, 07:53 AM
I honestly don't know how you were able to relax so much. First thing in the morning is prime park touring, I would have been jumping in my seat. :rotfl2: You are a better gal than I for sure!

I love the Tree of Life, it really is beautiful.

SoonerGirl
07-27-2011, 08:24 AM
I'm with Lady Lallie, no way could I sit and 'waste' prime park touring time in the morning! Sitting is for the afternoon when you're hot and tired from all the running around you did that morning :thumbsup2 Maybe I need to take a lesson though, cause your DH loves to go to WDW, mine does not........

You're a good wife Brook! :goodvibes

Have fun at the zoo today!

DWGal210
07-27-2011, 08:31 AM
Have a fun day at the zoo!

You ARE a good wife!! :) I would have been bouncing my feet, looking at my watch, being really subtle. ;)

Poolrat
07-27-2011, 08:39 AM
I love the feeling of going back in my pictures and being a bit surprised of where I went and what I did. :goodvibes

Good call on having a a little relaxing time at the Dawa bar eating some goodies.

I usually run in and FP and ride the safari and EE but just enjoying a quiet moment is great.

dekkerdisneydreamer
07-27-2011, 08:40 AM
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March2/IMG7694/1210888196_wfixY-L.jpg
Mingos ;) we out that morning.
God bless little Bella! :angel:

Oh, what do we have here?

http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March2/IMG7702/1210894101_Hv3nZ-L.jpg
Coffee Shop.
Good stuff! I remember stopping there in April and we did just about the same thing, coffee, pastries and the Dawa Bar! I like that start to a morning!


It's all about compromise -- marriage, remember? :teeth: That, and we still had 10 more days in front of us...plenty of time! (And yes, you have signed on for the trip report that never ends.)
:lmao:

Somehow, though, I think we truly like the TR's that don't end.


I apologize for the short update - I am taking Henry to the zoo today and need to get movin'! I hope to update more later!


Have a great time at the zoo! Hopefully it won't be too terribly hot for you!

hcmommy
07-27-2011, 08:46 AM
Thanks for the quick update.

I'm looking forward to trying AK again this trip. We've only been once and I was pregnant and sick had a baby on my hip and it was crowded and it was HOTTTT and and and....! Even in Oct. it was so darn hot, so we did not stay long and have never wanted to go back since. We haven't since that 2007 trip. We also did not have park hoppers that trip and it was our last day and we just had to go back t othe resort so I just have bitter memories of it :rotfl: I'm giving it one more chance with an open mind this year, our last day...again...without hoppers...again...:rolleyes1 Smart girl this one!

2xcited2sleep
07-27-2011, 08:56 AM
OK...I say this to myself every time but this trip I would like to spend more time exploring AK. I have never evn seen some of the views you captured! I am all for a lazy morning! :thumbsup2. And how delicious to still have 10 days of vacation stretching out in front of you! :goodvibes

Have fun at the zoo!!!

KatMark
07-27-2011, 09:08 AM
First, have great fun at the zoo today!

And what a perfect place to go after you started your update with a trip to the Animal Kingdom.

You are a better woman than me...all that sitting would drive me crazy. :rotfl2::rotfl2:

Breakfast looks yummy.

RinkyTinkyTinky
07-27-2011, 09:11 AM
I agree with the others. It is really hard to sit in the mornings and take it slow. I know what you mean about the compromise though. I'm working on that too but it is so hard to fight that urge to go, go, go! I might need some Paxil to accomplish my goal. :lmao: I'm not certain I have the power to do it on my own! :rolleyes1

jenb1023
07-27-2011, 09:34 AM
We took a slower approach on our trip in January too but I don't know if I could be that relaxed/slow! I think the more trips we take the more I know that we will be back and don't have to fit everything in on every trip. Cute photos! Enjoy the zoo!

chloe770
07-27-2011, 10:09 AM
:rotfl: On the Angry Birds. I often lose my phone to that especially when Jack's ipod needs to be charged:rolleyes1

I'm using you as my inspiration for the go with the flow trip so you better not disappoint me along the way:lmao:.

I do like the idea of breakfast in the park. Im a people watcher so I could hang for a little while:rolleyes1

Speaking of Mickey Mail, I was wondering if you could send a card for me in Aug? My neighbors are going the week before us and I know her kids would love it. I'll email you later. Need to anyway cause I just changed one of my ADR's:sad2: Must stop thinking about it:laughing:

CreightonsMomma
07-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Ohhhh, so the reason i'm not married is because I don't compromise unless it is benefiting me? :lmao: Just kidding....it's not the only reason i'm not married. :rotfl:

Cute little update. I love looking at all your pictures. I see things that I have never seen before.


Have a good day at the zoo!

Caretames1
07-27-2011, 10:24 AM
Hi, I just picked up you TR from Jen's & your PTR for the Disney ED program. I just started reading this morning (love rainy days, where it's great to let the DD watch tv) so I'm not in to the trip yet, but I just want to say you have the cutest little boy!
I love how excited he got the morning you told him he was going to see Mickey today! I'm suprising our DD (age7) in Sept, and I hope she has that much excitment!

Well, I'm off to read more, I need to learn how to not go go go at Disney as well. I'm a planner type as well, so I'll have to see how this goes for you!:lmao:
Carey

Disneyfreak508
07-27-2011, 10:40 AM
MMM I want that apple turn over :love:

GreatBiscuit
07-27-2011, 12:58 PM
Hey BE!

Great update!

Gotta love those moments of slowing down and soaking up the atmosphere.

DisneyBoundinDec
07-27-2011, 01:01 PM
add me to the list of taking it slow.... don't know HOW you did it!! BUT, I guess if I knew I had 10 days ahead of me, I probably could too.. that must be a great feeling.. I think the longest we've gone is 8..

Have fun at the zoo!!:thumbsup2

tiggrbaby
07-27-2011, 02:14 PM
Maybe if I went for a long time I would act differently, but I have always attacked the parks commando style!

PirateKate
07-27-2011, 02:15 PM
I think starting the morning slowly sounds very nice. Sitting in AK with a too sweet coffee and pasties and taking it easy...what could be better than that? :cloud9: We might do that on our next trip. :rotfl:

Oh, and I love the pictures of Cowboy Henry! The black and white one is adorable.

petals
07-27-2011, 02:47 PM
It's amazing how he describes things to us - he's getting so clear (growing up!!!), when he mentioned "kicking class" Joe and I knew just what he was talking about! The other day he couldn't think of the name of Soarin', so he said "You sit, put on your seatbelt, and whoooooooosh!" :goodvibes


:thumbsup2 I love it. My favourite is still Mickey's house!

Luvin the update as well.. I cannot wait to try the bakery in Animal Kingdom.. I want Zebra domes never had them before but that apple turnover looks yummy as well.. I'm thinking momma and i will have to pick two desserts to "share" :goodvibes

Also a never ending trip report... I'm ok with that :thumbsup2

NikkiLovesWDW!
07-27-2011, 02:50 PM
Brook, AK is the best place to stop and have breakfast and just watch people go by. We usually go the the Anandapur Tea Co., get a cinnamon but and an iced latte. There's just a few tables and chairs there but it's right on the main path across from the monkeys and they are LOUD early in the morning! You know me, I'm like you with the "let's GO" attitude but there's nothing better than sitting there enjoying breakfast, listening to the monkeys screaming and watching the hustle and bustle of everyone walking by to get to Everest. :thumbsup2

Flossbolna
07-27-2011, 03:23 PM
Brook, I am not sure that I will ever be able to get up to date with comments. I am still reading along... So I will just jump in with comments to the last update! :goodvibes

I am with LL - you are a very loving wife that you just sat there and watched the world go by first thing in the morning! :thumbsup2 But your breakfast looks very nice... Maybe an option for Katharina and me AFTER a ride on the safari. :lmao:

brookelizabeth
07-27-2011, 04:13 PM
I just gotta pop in here real quick and say...


16 DAYS!

:yay::yay::yay:

:hyper:

eandesmom
07-27-2011, 06:06 PM
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March2/IMG7681/1210878463_xqWKS-L.jpg
A couple monkeys! (Must have been a chilly morning. And notice my hoodie with random Mickey stickers all over it? Surely the doing of a toddler)

As you can see, we sat in the Dawa Bar area and just watched the morning go by as we enjoyed our treats. I remember this stop being MY idea, knowing Joe would be thrilled -- and he was! I also remember that toward the end of sitting there I was so very ready to move on. All I could keep think about was how much we weren't doing. :rolleyes: I kept this to myself though, and kept on the "go with the flow" attitude for Joe.

It's all about compromise -- marriage, remember? :teeth: That, and we still had 10 more days in front of us...plenty of time! (And yes, you have signed on for the trip report that never ends.)



As one who is still writing one that never ends, I can relate! Though I'm hoping to finish it before we hit the 1 year mark...which means I've only got 3 weeks! :rotfl:

Your hoodie cracks me up. Oh I've had many a mickey sticker on clothes over the years. One day, you will miss them. As long as you remembered to take them off before washing the item. :scared1:

The things we do for love.

MeMom
07-27-2011, 06:20 PM
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March2/IMG7694/1210888196_wfixY-L.jpg




Yay for mingos! In the watah!!! :laughing:

I got a white chocolate elephant cupcake at Kusafiri just a few weeks ago. So good, but so big! Brooklynn took over the elephant part.

I love seeing pictures of Animal Kingdom - a tree, a rock, a bird, a sweet treat...I like it all!

Stringbean&Wingnut
07-27-2011, 06:44 PM
I doubt I would have been able to sit still and relax while in the parks, but how wonderful it sounds to do so! :laughing:

tinacaplan
07-27-2011, 09:22 PM
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We left off after wrapping up a day with watching Off to Neverland and checking out the window to see if Peter Pan was about to whisk Henry away. I am pretty certain Peter might have visited Henry in his dreams that night. :cutie:

How adorable is that? Max was super into Peter Pan on this trip.
Great update! And I hope you a great time at the zoo.

basketkat
07-27-2011, 09:50 PM
It looks like you were enjoying your breakfast and relaxing! Good for you! :thumbsup2

Hope you had a fabulous day at the zoo!

Charleston Princess
07-28-2011, 07:09 AM
That iced coffee looks really yummy -- too bad there wasn't enough coffee in there.

Oh, I have been there before, too, Brook. Charles wanting to just meander and take things slow while inward I was screaming, "It's prime touring time!!!" The things we do for our husbands. :rolleyes::laughing:

brookelizabeth
07-28-2011, 08:13 AM
Just a quick comment this morning, I do hope to return later with more of an update! Last night I finished a video I had been working on, a photographic walking tour of All Star Movies. It's 7.5 minutes long :eek: but pretty good if you are interested in this resort!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzc-R5VFiY

I have always done a "room tour" video and posted them on YouTube-I get quite a few comments on them from various people. And now I'm going to start doing these resort tours as well. So after next month I'll have one of Pop Century, Yacht & Beach Club, Old Key West and hopefully of the Disney Dream (we get to tour it! :woohoo:). I may also have a few other room tours - Wilderness Lodge, CBR, Fort Wilderness Cabins, All Star Music Suites and more!! I love doing these, it's a lot of fun--and now that I'm a TA I have a good reason! :laughing:

jenb1023
07-28-2011, 08:28 AM
16 days dance! :cool1::banana::yay::woohoo:

lovealldisney
07-28-2011, 08:35 AM
:thumbsup2 awsome video Brooke! I wish I were so talented! I would love to put together something like this from our trip to Germany!

dekkerdisneydreamer
07-28-2011, 09:07 AM
16 DAYS!!!

:cool1: :banana: :banana: :cool1:

mickeystoontown
07-28-2011, 09:24 AM
You did a fantastic job on the video. I didn't realize that the grounds of the resort were so pretty.

DisneyJoo2008
07-28-2011, 09:32 AM
http://brookelizabeth.smugmug.com/Disney-World/FebMarch2011/March2/IMG7706/1210896346_TNtL7-L.jpg
Mine - cheese danish


Sorry I am so rubbish at generally keeping up with the trip report! I AM reading, but enjoying commenting on your NY life on FB far more!!! :goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes

One thing that has always puzzled me about American food - what's a cheese danish!!!!!!!!! Cheese is savoury to me and does NOT sound tasty in a pastry!!! Enlighten me please so I have 2 weeks to pluck up the courage to taste one!!!

Toby LOVES playing angry birds. He can't! He's only 2! But he loves pretending and he always says to my Dad "pad (iPad)" "angee birds"!
xxx